Keep it Lacey

Hello Lovelies!

April has been jam-packed with activities and outfits. I’m loving all these social outings and opportunities to dress up. It honestly gets old for me. This past weekend, my job celebrated it’s 10 year Anniversary at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove. It had a Great Gatsby – Roaring 20s theme. It only felt appropriate to wear lace and the brightest red lipstick I own.


I had the dress custom-made because all the ones I tried on similar to this just didn’t fit right in the bust area. They were also really uncomfortable to dance in. (I dance in dressing rooms. If it doesn’t move with me, I don’t buy it.) The shoes are from Nina shoes. I found similar ones here.


Another great perk of the night was my makeup. It did not budge one bit. My foundation was by Maybelline and it’s from the new FitMe Matte Foundation line. My lipstick is by Kat Von D and it’s in the shade Outlaw. The earrings are from Forever 21 as well as the ring.


My mom said flawless and I threw this pose at her. Gotta have fun ;)

God Bless & Be Happy!



February/March Outfits!

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I must confess that I completely forgot my monthly outfits last month so I am combining the two months in this post. I will also include last month’s favorites while I work on the one for this month! All details will be included.


Scarf: Charming Charlie. Top: Marshall’s. Shorts: Gap. Sandals: American Eagle. Watch: Michael Kors. Earrings: Charming Charlie.


Top: Forever 21. Leggings: TJ Maxx. Shoes: My Mom’s Never Ending Closet. Earrings: Camille La Vie.


Earrings & Necklace: Charming Charlie. Top: Gap. Leggings: Forever 21. Boots: Gap. Bracelet: Pandora. Lipstick: Wet N Wild.


Top: Marshall’s. Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters. Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters. Sunglasses: Forever 21.


Sunglasses: Forever 21. Pearls: My Mother’s Collection. Button-Down: Hollister. Sweater: Polo Ralph Lauren. Jeans: Forever 21. Boots: Tommy Hilfiger. Wristlet: Coach.


Minnie Ears: Disney World. Rain Coat: Disney World. Rainy Day: Priceless.


Top: Coaching Shirt by Threefold Apparel. Shorts: The Limited. Sandals: TJ Maxx. Wristlet: Coach. Bow: Trendy Mixx.


All details here!


Minnie Ears: Disney World. Shirt: Gap. Shorts: Gap. Sneakers: Nike. Backpack: Hollister.


Top Tank Top: Gap. Bottom Tank Top: Hurley. Jeans: Gap. Watch: Michael Kors. Sandals: Guess. Lipstick: Too Faced

God Bless & Be Happy!



50 Shades of Blue

Hello Lovelies!

Happy Spring! Although it is eternally hot here in Miami, we welcome the hotter months here with shorts just like we welcome the cooler months. I went to a lovely Sunday Barbecue yesterday and wore this romper I found at Macy’s a few weeks ago. DSCN0522


The shoes are the most comfortable wedges I have worn in my life. They are from Marshall’s and they have an espadrille type of a finish in the heel. The earrings and bangles are from Charming Charlie. I searched for them all over the website to link you guys, but I didn’t find them.

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God Bless & Be Happy!



The Liebster Award!

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My beautiful friend, Shelbie, was so kind to nominate my blog for the Liebster Award. This award is a way for bloggers to further introduce themselves into the world of blogging as well as a way to spread the word about their fellow bloggers. My friend Shelbie’s blog can be found here and my nominations can be found at the end of the post. I will answer 11 questions and nominate one blog per question.


Question #1: How did you get into blogging?

I fell in love with blogging my freshman year of high school when I discovered Karla Deras over Karla’s Closet. I always loved having my picture taken and writing is probably my biggest passion. Becoming aware that I could combine both really inspired me to move on with this. It took me a very long time to try it out. I started with tumblr, which I still have, and gathered the courage to start Positivity Galore the end of my Junior year in high school.

Question #2: If you could have anyone’s closet, who would you want?

I would, without a doubt in my mind, want Kate Middleton’s closet or Taylor Swift’s. There is no such thing as a fashion faux pas for these two remarkable women. They are classy and clean, yet fierce. Combining elegance with indestructible confidence is hard, but they manage to do so.

Question #3: Who is your celebrity crush?

Bradley (beautiful) Cooper & Leighton Meester.

Question #4: First thing you would do if you won the lottery?

Have an anxiety attack. Call my parents. Pay off school.

Question #5: One song on your playlist you’re embarrassed by, but would never delete.

Honestly, I am not ashamed about my taste in music so I don’t know what song to choose. Oops.

Question #6: You’re going to a dinner party tonight, what do you cook?

In Miami, it has to be something with rice or something that people can pick up without utensils. I would probably make my famous smashed potatoes topped with cheese and bacon.

Question #7: All time favorite TV Show.

Gilmore Girls and Friends. Basic? Maybe, but they both speak volumes to me.

Question #8: What is one beauty product you cannot live without?

MASCARA! The bigger the lashes, the more awake you look.

Question #9: You’re at Starbucks, what do you order?

A java chip frappe with whipped cream.

Question #10: What’s a cure for a bad day?

Zumba. I swear by it. It makes me feel amazing. I can dance my worries away and it’s an amazing workout. WIN-WIN.

Question #11: What’s one fashion trend from your childhood that you would bring back?

Polo dresses. I love them and I used to wear them all the time when I was a little girl. I also wore tons of butterfly clips in my hair, but who’s judging?


The Quirky Conservative


History in High Heels

We & Serendipity

Wisconsin Whimsy

Messy Beautiful Blog

The Miller Affect

Ashton Wears Things

With Style Val

The Tailored Pearl

The Teacher Diva

God Bless & Be Happy!



Welcoming Spring!

Hello Lovelies!

Hope this Winter weather doesn’t have you beautiful people under the weather. Here in Miami it’s been a bit chilly, but nothing compared to the craziness going on in Boston or Tennessee. I took advantage of the cooler days and took some pictures for those of you in need of ideas for Spring Outfits. I also have a Spring Make Up Look on YouTube in case you want some inspiration.



The pant suit is from Forever 21 as well as the tank top. I could pull off the tank top because in Miami it’s not that cold for us to need a long sleeve. At least not for the majority of the days. The shoes are by Carlos Santana and I bought them at Macy’s. Earrings are from Charming Charlie’s (they’re on SUPER sale) and the lipstick is by Lancome!


I spiced it up a little to match the lipstick. It works great for those in much colder climates. The sweater is by Polo — Ralph Lauren and I found one on eBay in case any of you want to own one as well.

God Bless & Be Happy!




Hello Lovelies!

I come to you all today because I have the need to express myself about a beauty product that has ruined my weekend. A few weeks ago, I bought the e.l.f. brand make-up removing wipes because the Target I went to did not have the Neutrogena ones in stock. I had only used two of the wipes before because my mom had been using them more than I. I’ve been using different products to remove my make-up. Three nights ago I was exhausted after a very long day and just wiped my make-up with the wipes and used my nightly-cleanser. I have done this twice before.

The next morning I woke up with both eyes ridiculously swollen. I looked like I had just fought Manny Pacquiao and my dad was the monster from “The Goonies.” The skin area around my eyes, especially my right one, is irritated to the point that my eczema broke out. I’ve been applying my eczema medication for the past two days. It’s safe to say that I will not be repurchasing these wipes ever again. I can’t even look up without feeling extreme discomfort. Thank Heavens for Visine Allergy Drops and Triamcinolone. I will get back to filming and posting pictures when I can actually apply non-medicated products on my face.


God Bless & Be Happy!




2014 — The Eye Opening Year

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2014 has finally come to an end. 2014 has been the most eye opening year of my entire existence and I will always remember this year as what I titled this post. God blessed me this year with many beautiful things as well as difficult lessons. He’s guided me through the darkest of days and enlightened me to keep on going. In these 365 I changed more than I did in high school and that took over four years of my life. This was my last year as a teenager but it felt more adult than it did anything else.


Courage was something I had to find and build up throughout 2014. Whether it was building up enough to start my YouTube Channel or having enough courage to face some big-girl problems head on. Courage was with me this year and so was strength. God knows I’ve needed it and He has graced me with it. There were many losses in 2014. I lost a very dear friend of mine that knew me from birth. Cancer took him, like it does to many other innocent souls, and there was nothing to stop it. Quite a few people I went to school with passed away this year as well. God has many new angels. One of them hit home because well…I sat in a classroom with him for 4 years. He was serving in the United States Army and he was as Patriotic as I am. His mother and closer group of friends did not deserve that strike of pain. Nobody does. #PinoStrong.


I am NOWHERE near where I want to end up in life, yet again I’m only twenty and I cannot be expected to have my life together. However, I’m working disgustingly hard to get where I want with the Grace of God. 2014 blessed me with the best “first job” I think I could have ever had. I have been there almost a year now and I still do not dread going there. Those children make me so happy and grateful. They are genuine, funny, lots of work, and fascinated by my existence. How fascinated? One little girl LOVES that I wear make up so much that she bought me a set of tinted lip balms. That’s what I like to call love. I featured one of them on here. His name is Lucas and he is still battling Leukemia. If all goes well, he should be done with chemo in six weeks. That boy melts my heart. He melted before his diagnosis and now well…he fills it with joy when he screams my name. 2014 taught me that children need to be well taken care of. Children matter and as adults we need to make sure their childhoods are as educational and magical as possible. At least that’s what I think.

Speaking of children…my best friend is pregnant. She caught me off guard. Very off guard. She was there for me when Roly was gone last year and at the beginning of this one. At one point, her husband was deployed and Roly was stationed outside of Florida. We were each other’s support system. She’s pregnant now and her husband is aware that about 30% of that child is mine.


The greatest lesson 2014 taught me is that sometimes things don’t go as planned because well…MUCH better things and people are to come. I let go of all the negative and draining people in my life. Little by little. Painful? Absolutely. Change usually is but the show went on and with a much better cast. I realized that with all these unexpected deaths going on around me that those around me need to be BEYOND cherished. My parents are not permanent fixtures on this planet. (Nobody is.) Death is very permanent. It sucks. Really sucks, but it just made me appreciate my parents and the amazing people in my life even more.


When we started…not ONE person thought we’d pass two weeks. On November 16th, 2014 we made four years together. He finished his Military Occupational School, we went to the USMC Ball for the very first time, and we were pretty productive teenagers in 2014. It was a tough road for us as individuals, but we had each other and that helped us get through it all. Between him, my parents, and a few people I’ve met this year…I prevailed in 2014 and “killed the bear” in the words of my high school Criminal Justice teacher.

I can never thank them enough for their support, wit, and wholesome advice/well wishes.

I pray for all those families I know that are aching right now. A lot of things have hit us in the face like a brick, but I’m collecting bricks and building a castle. You’re all invited for Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee or Cafe Con Leche.

2014…you were good and you sucked. I’m glad you’re gone, but thanks for stopping by and teaching me all the things you did.

Stay humble, lovelies.

God Bless & Be Happy!



Tommy Girl Winter

Hello Lovelies!

2014 is coming to an end and I honestly can’t say I’m sad about it. I’m ready for it to be over and done with. I wanted to share one last outfit before I do my monthly round-up of outfits and perhaps inspire some of you with another Winter Outfit. I attached links to all the items. Some of them are not the exact, but they’re similar items.




Sweater Dress: Tommy Girl at Macy’s; Stockings: Forever 21; Boots: Macy’s; Sunglasses: Forever 21; Lipstick: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw.

Sunny Winter Wonderland

Hello Lovelies!

I felt rather inspired the other day to take a few pictures at a local park here in the PERMANENTLY sunny city of Miami. I wanted to share the pictures with you all. It was 100 degrees outside, but I enjoy getting my picture taken. This is the first outfit and I’ll post the other one tomorrow!

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas!



Outfit details: Turtleneck: JCPenney; Dress: TJ Maxx; Stockings: Forever 21; Boots: Macy’s; Bracelet; Pandora.

God Bless & Be Happy!