Friday, February 24, 2017

We live in such a fast-paced world that we easily forget to give ourselves “ME-TIME”. Reason why I’m excited to team up with Dove today to talk to you about  easy ways you can incorporate “me-time” every day.  You should never feel guilty or feel like you are wasting your time when you are pampering yourself. Having time for yourself it’s important for your health and well-being, it improves creativity,  and it keeps stress levels down.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

I’m not going to call it a full rant but kinda! 

A couple of friends have been asking why I am not sharing pictures over here as often as I used to...and the reason is simple: I want to be more present, I want to enjoy life without looking at it through the screen of my phone. That’s the reason I’m so bad at Snapchat or IG stories; I like to put my phone down when I’m out with my friends or even at work events. I like having a real conversation with the people I’m with, instead of scrolling down my phone while pretending to listen. We need more “me” time to get inspired and find ourselves, we need more “real we” time to become better partners, better friends, better people! 

He estado medio desaparecida por acá, y la razón es simple; quiero estar más presente en vez de sentir que vivo a través de la pantalla de mi teléfono.  Creo que por eso es que soy tan mala en Snapchat e IG stories; me gusta poner mi teléfono en la mesa cuando estoy con mis amigos y hasta ignorarlo cuando estoy en eventos del blog. Me gustan las conversaciones de verdad, no de las que le hablas a alguien y mientras están texteando a otra persona. Creo que todos necesitamos más tiempo para nosotros, para inspirarnos, para crecer...y necesitamos más tiempo real con los demás para ser mejores amigos, mejores parejas, mejores personas.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Casual basics ...with a twist! 👖💋
I’m definitely wearing the classic comfy combo: simple white tee + blue jeans + flats ...but with a twist. I added the lace cami over the tee, the jeans are frayed instead of classic skinny jeans, and the flats are lace ups! Dare to go out of your comfort zone (while kinda staying in it!) .

How do you feel about the "lace cami over tee" trend? I'm absolutely loving it!!

Esta definitivamente es una combinación típica (y cómoda) de los fines de semana: camisa sencilla, blue jeans, y zapatos bajitos...pero con un toque trendy. Añadi la camisa de encaje encima de la blanca, los pantalones tienen flecos en el ruedo, y los flats son trenzas. ¡Sal de tu zona de confort...sin tener que salirte demasiado de ella!

¿Qué opinan de esta tendencia del encaje encima de una camiseta blanca?

The oversized RED moto jacket

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I love all-black outfits..but more than that, I love a bold pop of red- sometimes it is with just a bold lip color but this time I added the coolest red moto jacket from Rebecca Minkoff.

¡A mi me encantan los otufits "total black" (negros de pies a cabeza)- pero también me encanta como se ve un total black con un toque de color.  Hay días en el que es solo un toque en el labial, y otros donde me provoca agregar una pieza llamativa como esta chaquetota perfecta de Rebecca Minkoff.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Today I’m very excited to be partnering with Café Bustelo, not only to tell you a little bit of my education story, but to encourage you to enter “El Café del Futuro”  scholarship program.  This scholarship, in partnership with HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) is an essay contest for all students of Hispanic descent living in the U.S. All the details on how to enter are below!

As many of you know, I was born and raised in Venezuela #ProudLatina. My father, 7th of 9 children (yes, big family), graduated first of his class- and moved from a small country town to the big capital to go to college where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He taught me about the importance of education; that with long days of work, passion, sweat, and sometimes a few tears, anything is possible.

I’m not going to lie, I always felt the pressure of following his footsteps. I definitely wasn’t #1, but I was a great student. I also enjoyed after class activities; I did gymnastics, ballet, dance, tennis, swimming. During my junior year in high school, I decided I wanted to study in the U.S. My country started going through a difficult situation that still continues today and I realized the “anything is possible” had to be thousands of miles away from home. 

The following 12 months were full of after-class advanced English classes. My English was good, but not good enough to share a classroom with native-speakers. It was a difficult year where I spent Biology & Chemistry classes reading SAT verbal essays (hey, imagine all those fancy words in another language), taking practice tests every other afternoon, going to dance class, and making sure I was keeping my grades up. But the hardest part was about to come: starting over alone at the age of 17 in a foreign country.

I was very lucky to meet my now-husband the second week of college. He played a big role in keeping me motivated and he gave me that extra push to always go after my dreams when I was away from my amazing family. I  studied Business with a specialization in Marketing. At that time, I had no idea how this choice would help me with the business side of making blogging a career. During my senior year, I wrote my first blog post and I instantly realized I had found my passion, what I really wanted to do. 

After a year of working at a Marketing agency and blogging (when I had the chance after work), I realize I wanted to go back to school for Fashion Merchandising. I knew the competition in the Fashion Industry is extreme and I knew education in the field would give me the tools to go even further. Thankfully the University transferred all the credits from my general and business classes and I could get my second degree by taking what I thought were “fun classes” (Styling, Fashion Magazines, Product Development, etc).  At that moment everything changed. I wanted to go to class every day, I went beyond the requirements (if we had to do a collection of 6 shoes, I would do 12…just because I was enjoying it so much). All this passion got me a Summa Cum Laude (Yay I did it, papá). I finally understood the saying “Choose a career you love, and you will never work a day in your life”.

I’m proud to say I absolutely love what I do.  We opened Nany’s Klozet LLC a few years ago. I’ve worked with the most amazing brands in incredible campaigns. I’ve designed capsule collections. I’ve spoken at conferences. But most importantly, I hope I’ve continued to inspire you throughout the days to go after your dreams.

To enter, you must write an essay of 800 words or less (in English or Spanish) describing how your Hispanic/Latino heritage, family, and the community in which they grew up has inspired their desire and motivation to obtain a college degree and how they plan to give back to their community.

Deadline to enter: May 26th, 201

Roadtrip to Cuenca, Ecuador

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

To go to Cuenca we drove up from Guayaquil, it was a 5 hour trip (approximately). We stopped several times since we were a big group and someone was always hungry or wanted to go to do bathroom...or to take a pic (that was Gabe all the time).

The road was a little foggy but when it showed us the view...it was absolutely beautiful!.

Hope you liked the 3-part photo diary from Cuenca! XOXO

Para ir a Cuenca manejamos desde Guayaquil. Son alrededor de 4-5 horas...o bueno eso fue lo que nos tardamos nosotros porque, al ser un grupo grande, siempre había alguien que tenía hambre, ganas de ir al baño, o de tomar fotos (ese último era Gabo todo el tiempo).

Había muchísima neblina, pero cuando despejaba, era realmente hermoso.

Espero que les hayan gustado estos 3 posts de Cuenca...cuéntenme si alguna vez han visitado este hermoso lugar. ¡BESOS!

Iglesia de San Pedro. Cuenca, Ecuador

Sunday, February 5, 2017

This is not necessarily the most fashionable outfit, we were just picking up my brother at the bus station...when we decided to walk around.

I was amazed by the architecture, the people, the culture...breathtaking!! My husband, Gabriel (@Gabe_Media) did an amazing job capturing the beauty of this place.

Enjoy the pics!! <3

Este no es necesariamente mi look más "fashion" ni trendy. Honestamente estabamos yendo a la ciudad para ir a buscar a mi hermano en la estación de autobuses  cuando decidimos quedarnos y pasear un poco.

Quedé impresionada con la belleza de la ciudad: la architectura, la gente, la cultura en cada esquina, la comida...hermoso! Creo que Gabo hizo un trabajo increíble capturando la belleza de esta ciudad. Espero que les gusten las fotos!

Cuenca, Ecuador

Friday, February 3, 2017

Before people get confused, let me quickly explain this: I'm from Venezuela but currently my parents and older brother are living in Ecuador. I also have a couple of cousins there.

Every year we used to meet in Merida (a gorgeous city in the mountains). This year we met in Cuenca...which actually reminded me a lot of Mérida because of the weather and scenery. We rented a house and it was 13 of us staying together- it was basically a weekend of playing cards, volleyball...I was bonding with my niece and nephew. It was really fun.

Hope you like the pictures of this beautiful place. XOXO

Siento que tengo que hacer una pequeña aclaratoria, porque me han llegado preguntas sobre si soy de Ecuador ya que hemos estado viajando para allá últimamente. Mi papá está allá , mi hermano también, y un par de primos...por eso vamos, para visitar a la familia.

Cada año nos solámos reunir en una ciudad de Venezuela que se llama Mérida- de donde es mi familia paterna. Este año nos reunimos un grupito en Cuenca...que por cierto se parece mucho a Mérida por su clima y sus paisajes de montaña. Alquilamos una casa donde nos quedamos todos y fueron unos días de jugar cartas, volleyball, compartir...y bueno yo estuve mayormente con mis sobrinos- aprovechandolos.

Espero que les gusten las fotos de esta hermosura de pueblo.