Last year I got to model for one of my favorite retro shops, Top Vintage Boutique in Holland, and twice at that! I can honestly say both were opportunities I will cherish for the rest of my life. I have been working tirelessly since 2008 as an influencer and this was proof that my hard work was finally paying off. I never thought that me, a fashion-funky-Puerto-Rican-girl from Queens, would be flying out to Holland to model for one of my favorite retro companies. I couldn’t be more thankful for the moments, friendships, and experience I acquired on those trips. To be able to model beautiful clothing, meet fabulous people (I love the TV staff!), and explore Amsterdam, Paris, and London during my travels felt like a dream (Is this my life?). Even now just writing about this makes me want to cry (I know I am a big baby).
It’s a beautiful thing when a company as big as this, recognizes your talent. Top Vintage truly embraces all that I am and I can’t tell you how good that feels in an industry where Puerto Rican girls aren’t really represented. Especially itty bitty ones with lots of jiggle haha. Anyway, you guys have to see some of these #bts and product shots. I modeled so many incredible pieces I wish I could have run off with haha. They have such a wonderfully curated shop of all things retro and its a breath of fresh air to visit their site and find whatever I need when I need retail therapy haha.
I have some pretty great timing with this post because right now Top Vintage is having a big sale! Click here to check out their sale selection. They have so many cute things! If you need a little inso, check out the products I shot inside!
See that cool handbag charm? It isn’t just some cool looking decorative item I added to my purse for fashions sake, its Zipa Jewels, my savior as a woman who lives alone and has a hard time zipping her outfits! I have T-rex arms ya’ll. It’s really annoying having to leave my house half zipped because I couldn’t reach my zipper. I always end up having to ask the friends I meet up with to do it for me lol but it’s still totally annoying having to do that. With Zipa I get to skip all of that. Now I don’t have to suffer doing crazy contortionist moves anytime I need to have my dresses zipped😂. No more bending, twisting, or having to ask my imaginary boyfriend to zip me up. I tried it for the first time a few weeks ago with this awesome Nasty Gal fringe dress and it worked perfectly!
Since then I have already used it 10 different times. It comes in the CUTEST gift box you guys. They have a few other jewel colors too. Trust me, you all need this. To help get you started, check out the coupon code inside! Read More
“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are Magic”-Frida Kahlo
It’s a new year and I am excited for all of the great and magical things that are to come. Last year I traveled a lot, made lots of new friends, and hustled harder than I ever had before. I’ve been able to expand my mind in ways I have never imagined. Especially with my style. Ever since I moved out West, I have been so inspired with Western style. The cowboy hats, Nudie suits, cowboy boots, bolo ties and gorgeous silver jewelry makes my stylish heart melt. Annnnddd…As most of you already know, I like to take inspirations from all genres of fashion and style and mix it all up.
With this outfit, I did just that. I took a silk chiffon ruffle dress from Zara and paired it with my new Stetson hat and added some other really cool western accessories. I felt like a little western witch haha. My hat really completes the outfit and its amazing that I bought Stetson hats as a teenager without knowing the great significance of the brand. Now I have a growing collection of both vintage and modern Stetson hats that I wear all the time. For my jewelry, I wore a vintage bolo tie I have had for maybe 10 years? It’s amazing all the awesome things I have kept that I thrifted as a teen. My ring was found at a garage sale and my clutch is vintage and a gift from my dear friend Bobi Jo. As for my boots, they are some cheap suede boots from my local discount shoe store. They were only $15! My belt is a cool vegan leather belt from Deandri.
I am trying to go more mainstream with my blog because to be honest, my style has always been very versatile and not just pinup. Its easy to get pigeon holed into being just one particular thing and I am trying to break out of it despite it being a style I do so well. I love the culture, don’t get me wrong but I have had to distance myself from it to continue to love it the way I do. Anyway, I am shocked I was able to mix so many different styles together for this look and somehow made it work. I’m kinda sorta really in love with it haha!
Valentines Day is right around the corner and through I don’t always have a Valentine, its one of my favorite Holidays! I get so excited when I rummage through the Target dollar aisles flooded with pink and red colored hearts and trinkets! I used to feel blue about it but started utilizing Valentines Day to treat myself to whatever I wanted at the time (which is like any other day haha). I also cannot resist buying lingerie, even if I am not wearing it for anyone other than myself! This time around I did just that. I got myself another Secrets in Lace set! This one was just too good to be kept hidden away in my lingerie dresser so I decided to do an elegant shoot in it. I mean, why hide it away just because I don’t have a Valentine haha?
Anyway, as you can see from my past SIL posts, I love their plunge bras. This one is called the Speakeasy Plunge Bra in white and I pretty much have this style in like 4 colors. I love the transparent panels on the bust that you can hide for a peek-a-boo effect or utilize to keep the girls in place ;). Of course I had to get the matching garter belt and Satin Thong too haha. Love that this garter has 6 straps. It helps me keep my stockings up all day. As for the SIL Satin Thongs, I wear them religiously because they are high-waisted and don’t cut into my hips. SIL makes them in black, tan, white, pink, red, and leopard (I feel guilty that I have them all lol).
The best thing about SIL is that you can create an entire set from head to toe. They have an amazing selection of nylons and other accessories that go perfectly with each set. Here, I am wearing their Glimmer Reinforced heel & Toe stockings and I love the gold sheen they have to them. They go so perfectly with this set! For the extra drama, I also wore my vintage 1940s dressing gown, costume jewelry, and lucite springolators. Ya’ll know I am extra lolol.
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A few weeks ago I channeled my inner Marlene Dietrich in a plaid suit. It was one of those perfect outfit days where everything came out exactly how I imagined. It’s rare that I have days where my outfit, hair, and makeup behave. There is always something haha! On this day, I was ON POINT. I wore a plaid pencil skirt with a matching capelet, a burgundy turtleneck body suit, a burgundy beret, my black Kate Spade purse, and some black mules. For my jewelry, I kept it simple with some gold stud earrings, a poodle brooch, and my Buffalo Exchange 1940s inspired sunnies. It’s the perfect Fall outfit since Vegas Winters don’t get TOO cold haha.
I have to say that this outfit will go down as one of my favorite looks EVER. I love being able to imagine a look and bring it to life with my wardrobe. Its fun and a challenge for me every single morning and something I truly enjoy. I think for most people, dressing up seems like a mission. For me, its how I express my creativity. So many people are consumed with trends and what society thinks is cool, so they just go along with the crowd. I think that state of mind is so limiting. No one should dictate whats in or out of fashion and no one should make you feel uncomfortable if you want to dress up! I’m 100% all for freedom of expression and people wearing whatever they want. I live by this. ❤
Anyway! On this day, my friend Daniel and I, visited our friends Mike and Jade who have a beautiful Mid-Century home and the most adorable Scotty named Angus! I have to say, he is quite the model (he’s better than me! lolol). I took him out for a walk and it turned out we had matching outfits ;). Read More