If you keep up with me on Instagram, then you know that I often travel for work. Some people might say that traveling for work is awesome but truth be told — it can wear me out! Nevertheless, I try to make make the best time out of all of my work trips and I’ll usually carve out time to explore a new restaurant or museum.
Austin Fashion Week 2017 kicked it off with a BANG this year! So many talented designers showed off their latest collections and wowed everyone. My first features for this 3-part recap post starts with Melissa Fleis and her perfectly structured collection. The all black design pictured below was one of my favorites. The structured jacket with popped collar gives us a real badass vibe and then check out the teal socks she’s paired with black strappy heels. The 13-piece collection screamed classic, edgy and dark all at the same time.
*This post is in partnership with Tobi Clothing, all opinions are my own*
Does anyone else have a hard time deciding what to pack for a vacation? I have been hunting for the perfect outfits for my upcoming trip to Aruba and I was so excited when Tobi reached out to me to collaborate for some must have beach vacation looks. First things first, when traveling to the beach try not to pack too much. I usually tend to pick pieces that I can wear in many different ways like this top from Tobi.
Europe has been on my bucket list for many years. I’m not going to lie, I had been putting it off for a while because I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to afford it. Little did I know that the perfect opportunity would come along and one of my best friend’s would invite me on a trip of a Lifetime and I was on my way my first European trip!
“This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches”
I have to be honest here and say that I usually don’t wear watches. I feel like watches are too heavy and bulky and my wrist always hurts at the end of the day. Well, not anymore and it’s all thanks to the wood watch trend.
Let me tell you about the power of social media. It was a few weeks ago that I was scrolling through my newsfeed when I stumbled upon a post by Houston personal stylist, Emily Elliott. She was showcasing some beautiful huipiles from my native country of Guatemala. I reached out to her and a few days later we decided to shoot some of the hand woven pieces for my blog. And now here I am, celebrating Guatemala’s Independence Day with artisan fashion I’m sure you’ll love.
Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, Houston’s East End is filled with people walking up and down the Navigation Esplanade for its weekly street market. The East End Street Market blends food, shopping, and culture to create an experience that is rooted in one of Houston’s most historic communities. It was during one of those Sunday strolls that I came across Tierra de los Artesanos, a marketplace for the ethically savvy shopper.
If you’re reading this then you know that I am NOT one to blend in with a crowd! I always like to make a big splash wherever I go. And it’s no exception when I go to the gym either. So when my gal pal Patty from Style By Patty told me about these new bright & bold leggings from Personal & Co Activewear, I was ecstatic to partner up with them!
If you know me then you know that I rarely like to leave the Houston loop to attend an event. But when the opportunity presented itself to travel to Mexico for Fashion week….How could I say no? So, I quickly hoped on my United flight and was on my way to Mexico City and I could not be more excited! Especially because I was invited by designer Lydia Lavin and Malafacha to attend and cover their runway shows! Thanks again for the invite. Before we get into the fashion, I want to give a huge shout-out to the hotel staff at Presidente Intercontinental Mexico. They really went above and beyond to make sure that my stay was enjoyable. And what’s not to love at that hotel? Oh and the best part was that it was a 5 minute walk to Fashion Central! Check out some of the stunning hotel pictures:
Want a reason to workout? Well, I may have JUST the thing. Nothing puts a little extra pep in your step than looking good, right? Well, thanks to Derek Lam, we can now look good in and out of the gym.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby released its first limited edition collection with Athleta’s first limited edition. Each piece is uniquely designed with geometrical shapes and bold colors. The fabric is also super soft and lightweight which is perfect for any activity.
Check out some of my favorite pieces:
The collection is available online and in some select stores. Houstonians are lucky because the Athleta in Rice Village was chosen to carry the collection!
The store held a mini-fashion show to display the new collection. Models for the show ranged from yoga instructors to freelance magazine writers and bloggers! The showcase wasn’t all about fashion though, it was also a charity event benefiting Girls on the Run.
Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that inspires middle school girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions.
Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.