Colombia Travel Guide

Hi friends! ‚̧ I just got back from an amazing Summer trip to the beautiful country of Colombia. It was my second time visiting, and I fell even more in love the second time around. I toured the cities of Bogota, and Cartagena. I could honestly say this one my absolute, favorite trips. The people, and the culture were truly the highlight. Can’t wait to go back! I miss it already.

Tips from the locals:

  • The country name is Colombia, not Columbia.
  • Outside of tourist locations, do not consistently have your phone out, it increases the chances of someone robbing you.
  • Do bargain with street vendors, it is common in their culture.
  • English courses are required in Colombian schools, so you’ll be able to get by if you do not speak Spanish.

Tips from an outsider (me):

  • Have fun, and don’t be afraid to explore! Being open, and respectful to other’s cultures is the best thing you go do while being abroad.
  • It’s always Spring in Bogota, so pack a jacket if you plan on visiting.
  • It’s always Summer in Cartagena meaning every day is over 90 degrees in Fahrenheit. So pack all your swim suits, and crop tops!

B O G O T A , CO

This is the capital of Colombia, so it’s mainly business. However, they still have tons of sights to see!

Candelaria

These cobble stone streets, and brightly colored houses are located in downtown Bogota. Candelaria is the historic center of the capital, serving as the origin of the city, and was built in 1538! I spent hours roaming these streets. I’m a New Yorker at heart, so I felt right at home, and yes I did it in high heeled boots. ūüôā

Plaza de Simon Bolivar is within Candelaria. The Plaza is named after one of the revolutionaries that freed the Colombian people from Spain. One thing I took note of while on my trip, was that all throughout the country their freedom was broadcasted. The people themselves although distinct from one another were all unified, and identified as one. It was a beautiful thing, and I hope one day the U.S. could follow in their steps.

C A R T A G E N A, CO

Okay now Cartagena was where I really fell in loooovvvee. It’s always Summer here so it‚Äôs clearly my kind of city! It was humid, but the bearable type. This part of the country is the most traveled to destination in Colombia, and for good reason. The historic city is filled with sites, history, and blue waters.

Isla Baru, is an Island within Cartagena. It was by far one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. You can visit the Island by bus, which is what me and my group did. The water was C L E A R, and the perfect temperature. It was luke warm, which was still refreshing. One of the highlights was getting to ride a jet ski! The locals of the island rent them out, as well as boat rides. We rented one, and it was pretty scary (but exciting) just because I noticed there was no life guard on duty. However, due to an abrupt halt me and my friend fell off the jet ski straight into the Caribbean sea. For a second I feared for my life, until the life jacket pulled me up, and I saw some locals immediately pull up in their boats to check to see if we were okay. So even though there was no official life guard, the people of the island still look out for one another, and that warmed my heart. ‚̧

This was el Centro Historico. This part of the city is Cartgena’s oldest town. The whole area is surrounded by stones walls, which were built in the 1500s to protect the city. I felt like if I had stepped into colonial Europe! The streets were cobble stone, and each home had a uniquely vibrant color. Being able to tour such a big part of history had me geeking out! We had ice cream on one of the building’s rooftops (at Crepes & Waffles a must when in Colombia) and it felt like a dream.

Those are my top MUST SEE places when visiting Colombia. I’ve had lots of friends ask me about my travel experience here as a foreigner, and I can’t praise this place enough. I left with a new admiration for life. If it isn’t already, Colombia needs to be on your travel bucket list.

2019 Goals: Self Growth

Hello babes!

It feels so good to be back. The Holidays were a crazy time, and I fell off the groove of blogging. Life can get so crazy sometimes that we forget to do what we love. Which brings me to my #1 resolution this year:

  1. Make time for the things I love –  I go to school full time, work part time, and try to maintain a social life with whatever I have left. I’ve maintained pretty active on my instagram @lionlizz but posting a picture vs. actually writing a blog is the easy way out. I created my blog to break down the details of my styling, which I love expressing. It’s also a great portfolio to showcase my art, and I want to stop neglecting it. So starting now, my blog is a top priority.
  2. Work on my fitness– Okay, I know this is like everybody’s goal, but it really is mine too! It’s kind of ridiculous that my tuition fees for my university include a state of the art gym, and I’ve only ever been once…lol. I eat pretty healthy and remain active throughout the day, I just don’t go to the gym. So starting now, I’ll work on attending more often.
  3. Do two internships– My graduation date is approaching and I want to be prepared when the time comes. It’s already required that I do at least one internship, but I would love to make more connections. I’m majoring in communications so I’m actually really excited to get some more hands on experience (maybe even dip my toes into the fashion world)!
  4. Grow in my Faith– Life gets h a r d sometimes. I often receive messages on how my “happiness” is so inspiring, but it isn’t always like that. There’s times when everything seems to be going wrong. No one ever talks about the depression twenty something year olds can fall into when transforming into their young adult lives. I’ve found peace when I trust in God and let him take control. Growing my relationship with my faith is a priority this year, and not just something I fall back on when I’m feeling weak.
  5. Stay consistent– I want my actions to speak for me this year. I could write all day about what I want to do, but what I a c t u a l l y do could be a different story. I’m going to periodically read this blog post to maintain the passion I have to grow spiritually, physically, and mentally. This year is all about self growth and becoming the best version of myself.

At the end of the year I’ll reflect on my goals and write about what I did, or did not fulfill. I wish you all the best on your endeavors this year whatever they might be. ‚ô•ÔłŹ Just know that you are strong, and you are capable.

All my love,

Liz

Hola queridos!

Por fin he regresado! Los ultimo meses del ano se pusieron un poco frenticos. La vida se puede poner tan ocupada que nos olividamos a dedicar el tiempo a nuestros aficiones. Bueno eso me trae a mi meta #1 de 2019:

  1. Dedicar tiempo a lo que amo– Soy un estudiante, trabajo y trato de mantener un vida social. Estoy muy activa en mi instagram @lionlizz, pero subiendo una photo y escribiendo un blog entero son totalmente diferentes cosas. Inicie mi blog para exprimir mi amor por la moda, y escribir en detalle como los construe. Tambien es una gran forma de mostrar mi arte, y ya no lo voy a mal tratar. De ahora en adelante mi blog es una prioridad.
  2. Ir al Gym– Si, ya se que es basicamente la meta de todos, pero tambien es la mia! Es ridiculo que en la matriculas de mi universidad esta incluyendo el gym… y solo ha ido una vez. Como saludable y soy activa durante el dia, solo que no voy al gym. Entonces de ahora en adelante voy a intentar a ir mas frecuente.
  3. Hacer dos Internados– Ya casi llega el tiempo para que me graduao, y quiero lo mas experiencia possible. Mi major es en comunicaciones estoy muy emocionado para tener mas conexiones. Tal vez hasta algo en el mundo de la moda!
  4. Crecer en mi Fe– La vida se pone dificil. Recibe mensajes que dicen que mi felicida les da mucha inspiracion…pero no siempre es asi. Ninguna persona habla sobre la depression que les puede pegar a adolescentes cuando estan transformando en sus vidas adultas. Yo he encontrado paz cuando tengo confianza en Dios. Creciendo en la relacion de mi Fe es una prioridad para mi este ano, y no solo algo que uso cuando me siento debil.
  5. Ser consistente- Quiero que mis acciones hablen para mi este ano. Puedo escribir lo que quiera, pero lo que hago puede ser una historia completamente diferente. Voy ha leer este blog durante el ano para mantener la pasion para crecer espiritualmente, fiscamente, y mentalmente.

Al final del ano voy a reflejar en mis metas y lo escribir sobre lo que he cumplido. Les deseo todo lo mejor este ano. ‚ô•ÔłŹ Solo sepan que son fuertes, y capaz.

Todo mi amor,

Liz

POLKA DOTS

Dress and wedges from Forever 21

My style changes with the days, the seasons and of course my mood. Lately I’ve been feeling really chic and colorful! Patterns have been catching my eye and polka dots are super trendy this Summer. I actually have this dress in blue, shown in my birthday post, here, the fit was flattering + comfy. So when I saw it in orange polka dots I HAD to get it! Oh did I mention it was only $15? YES GIRL, make your way on over to your local Forever 21.¬†

This dress was supper cheap and I was out in the streets of NYC with all the confidence haha. It really doesn’t matter about the brand or the price, as long as you feel good, that’s all that matters. ūüôā The wedges are also from Forever 21, don’t they just scream SUMMER?! I felt like my feet were presents! The peachy dress and soft blue really worked well together because they are both pastels, and with the same chic vibes. They were totally complementary of one another.¬†

Follow me on instagram, @lionlizz to see all my Summer adventures ‚̧¬†

Mi estilo cambia con los d√≠as, temporadas y claro que con mi estado. Recientemente me ha gustado mucho ropa con patrones. Y polka dots estar muy en la moda este verano. Tambi√©n tengo este vestido en azul que use en mi cumplea√Īos, aqu√≠, me encanto el fit y que era gusto. As√≠ qu√© cuando lo vi en este color anaranjado odio que lo compre! Oh y solo era $15!¬†

El vestido era super barato y estuve estrenadolo en las calles de NYC con toda la confianza haha. Verdaderamente no importa la marca ni el precio, si te sientes bien eso es todo lo que importa ūüôā Los zapatos tambi√©n son de Forever 21, me encantan para looks del Verano! Me sent√≠ como que mis pies eran regalos jaja. El vestido anaranjado y azul se vieron bien juntos porque los dos eran el la familia pastel, se complementaron.¬†

Follow me en instagram @lionlizz, para ver todas mis aventuras del Verano ‚̧

SUMMER IN NEW YORK

Pants from H&M//  Top from Forever 21// Shoes from Puma

Hey all! Blogging away from NEW YORK CITYYY. This Summer I decided to take on an internship in NYC through my university, It was a bittersweet decision since I’ve never lived outside of my dear California. BUT I want to take advantage every opportunity that comes my way. I want to look back at my life when I’m 30 and know fear from myself, or negativity from others never held me back ūüôā¬†

My first trip to the fashion capital was when I was 20, and I’ve made it my goal to visit as often as I can. So hell yes, I am proud of myself for making this moment, and this Summer happen! YAY!¬†

I have lots of plans for Summer ’18 and I can’t wait to share them with you all! But don’t worry Cali, I’ll be back in the Fall. ‚̧¬†

Hola queridos! Les cuento que estoy escribiendo esto desde NUEVA YORKKKK. Este verano decide tomar un internship. Era una decisión un poco difícil porque nunca he vivido fuera de mi California. PERO quiero tomar ventaja de cada oportunidad que venga en mi camino. Quiero reflejar en mi vida cuando tenga 30 anos y saber que nunca deje lo negativo afectar mi vida. 

Mi primer viajar al capital de la moda era cuando tenía 20 anos y desde allí lo ha hecho mi meta de visitar cada vez que pueda. Así que CLARO que estoy orgullosa de yo misma de hacer este verano, en esta ciudad posible! YAY!

Tengo muchos planes para Verano 2018 y no puedo esperar para compartirlos con todos ustedes! Pero no te precupes California, regreso en el oto√Īo. ‚̧

DISNEY DAYS

Pants from Levi’s// Jacket & top from Forever 21// Shoes from Nike// Shades from H&M

Summer Disney days are probably my favorite. I’m finally done with Spring Semester, so celebrating at the happiest place on earth was a must!

Whenever I go to Disney I love wearing fun outfits. My number two objectives are 1. Cute (because so many cute photo ops duh) 2. COMFY. Disneyland involves a looooot of walking so I recommend comfortable shoes. I wore my nikes with high waisted Levi’s. My accent color was red, and I made it street by throwing on the jacket. When I piece together an outfit all my accessories become an essential part of my look. My hair was in two space buns, instead of ears, which is a hot trend at Disney parks right now.

Hope this look gives you babes some inspo on theme park looks. Happy Summer!

Dias en Disney durante el Verano son mis favoritos. Finalmente termine con el semestre así que celebrando en el lugar mas feliz era necesario. 

Cada vez que voy a Disney me encanta ponerme vestuarios de temas. Mis objetivos son 1. Cute (porque hay tantos lugares donde puedes tomar photos jaja) 2. Estar a gusto! Disney land requiere mucho caminar, así que recomiendo zapatos comfortables. Yo me puse mis Nikes con mis Levis. Mi color de acento ere rojo, y lo hice un poco mas street con la chaqueta. La chaqueta y lentes le dieron mas sabor! Mi cabello estaba en un estilo de dos chongos, un trend que es muy popular horita!

SCHOOL FASHION

Skirt is Thrifted// Top from Forever 21// Shoes by Vans// Jewelry from Pandora

I always feel like I am more productive when I like my outfit. I know it may sound crazy, but fashion does have power to change your mood & actions, at least for me it does ūüôā it all falls in line with the concept that when you look good, you feel good!¬†

This is an outfit I would typically wear on a school day, because it’s light, fresh and comfortable. This adorbs polka dot skirt was thrifted and I wore it with a soft pink top to accent it. I really enjoy incorporating patterns into my outfits, because it really does add detail. Variety in patterns and textures can truly boost your wardrobe friends!¬†

Siempre me siento mas productiva cuando me gusta mi vestuario. Aunque se suene un poco raro, tu moda tiene el poder de cambiar tu animo y acciones, bueno as√≠ es para mi ūüôā ¬† Va con el concepto que cuando te vez bien, te sientes bien!

Este es un look típico que usaria para escuela porque es fresco y agosto. La falda con lunares era de la segunda y la empareje con una blusa rosa. Ese color ligero ayudo lucir la falda. Me encanta incorporar diferentes patrones en mis outfits, porque verdaderamente ayuda anadir detalle. Variedad en patrones y texturas puede aumentar tus vestuarios queridos!

THRIFTED OOTD

Pants, backpack, and jacket  from Thrift store// Top from H&M// Belt & earrings from Charming Charlie// Shoes from Primark 

The San Diego sun<33333 Back at it again with my sunbathing! ūüôā It was warm but the breeze was cold so I had to piece together an outfit that satisfied both.¬†

My jacket, backpack and pants were all thrifted pieces. Buuuuut, I customized the pants by cutting them to an ankle length and fringing the bottom. I often hear the phrase “I can’t afford my style” but I personally disagree with that. I believe with enough determination and passion you CAN achieve your fashion goals! Try a new tactic on creating your looks and get creative friends.<3

El sol de San Diego <3333 Otra vez relajando bajo el sol! ūüôā Estaba caliente pero el viento estuvo un poco fr√≠o, as√≠ que me toco crear un look que satisfecho los dos.¬†

Mi chaqueta, bolsa, y pantalones todos eran de la segunda. Perooooo yo personalize los pantalones por cortando los a la medida de mi tobillo y franje el fondo. Siempre escucho la frase “No tengo el dinero para tener mi estilo de moda” pero yo no estoy de acuerdo con eso. ¬†Yo creo que con determinaci√≥n y pasi√≥n puedes obtener tus metas de la moda! Intenta una nueva t√°ctica para crear tus outfits y se creativa amigas.<3¬†

HOLLYWOOD FT. STRONGER

Set from Stronger

Working out is always easier when your outfit is cute haha or at least that’s how I feel! Not only when it comes to working out, but in everyday life. I’ve noticed that when my outfit is poppinnnn’ I feel pretty good. It motivates me to be confident and GET.SHIT.DONE. I’m not promoting the idea that materialistic items are the key to happiness and productivity, but I am promoting the idea that self care is important. For instance, when I feel good on the inside I love to reflect that in my fashion! Why not look and feel good on the inside and out? ūüôā¬†

This adorable two piece is from¬†Stronger¬†a company based in Sweden, that believes in the concept of girl power and stylish workout gear! I only like to collaborate with companies that reflect the same ideas and concepts on fashion that I do, and Stronger gear is AMAZING. The quality of the set is perfect for working out. It’s not too thick, and it allows your sweat glands to breath without looking wet and gross haha. The thick band on the waist, and stripes on the thigh are my favorite details. It makes their brand stand out from the rest!¬†

This post was in collaboration with Stronger Sweden 

Hacer ejercicio siempre es mucho m√°s f√°cil cuando tu outfit es lindo jaja o al menos as√≠ es como yo me siento. No solo cuando se trata de hacer ejercicio, sino en el diario vivir. Me he dado cuenta de que cuando mi outfit est√° lindo, me siento bastante bien. Me motiva tener confianza y ser productiva. No estoy promoviendo la idea de que las cosas materiales son la clave de la felicidad y la productividad, pero estoy promoviendo la idea de que el dar tiempo y cari√Īo a tu misma, es importante. Por ejemplo, cuando me siento bien por dentro me encanta reflejar eso a mi ropa. ¬ŅPor qu√© no mirar y sentirte bien por dentro y por fuera? ūüôā

¬°Este lindo vesturaio es de Stronger¬†, una compa√Ī√≠a de Suecia, que cree en el concepto de poder femenino y de un equipo de entrenamiento elegante! Solo me gusta colaborar con compa√Ī√≠as que reflejan las mismas ideas y conceptos sobre la moda que yo, y el equipo Stronger es INCRE√ćBLE. La calidad de la ropa es perfecto para hacer ejercicio. No es demasiado grueso, y permite que las gl√°ndulas sudor√≠paras respiren sin verse mojadas y asquerosas jaja. La banda gruesa en la cintura y las rayas son mis detalles favoritos. ¬°Hacen que su marca se destaque del resto!

Este post fue en colaboración con Stronger Sweden

NYC TRAVEL TIPS

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Hey friends, this is gunna be a simple travel guide to New York City. I’m writing this upon request, I L O V E hearing what you would all like to see so always feel free to msg me w/ your requests! These are just some things I have done when I travel that have helped me and customs there that I’ve picked up on (because it is super different from my home in SoCal), so I hope it gives you all some beneficial tips for your future travels to the big apple ūüôā¬†

  1. Expect to fall in love with more than just the city.<3 NYC has a population of about 8 MILLION, your soulmate is bound to be in there somewhere…I know mine was. ūüôā¬†
  2. Have an Itinerary- Be sure to write down the places you want to see so that you do not waste time in the city looking for things to do. It is a BIG time saver! NYC is a majestic city so you will NOT have a problem finding things to do, it’ll be more of a “what to do out of all these amazing things?!”¬†
  3. Bargain for your ticket- In the few times I have traveled to NYC, I plan months ahead but I play around with the dates to see when it would be cheapest. While looking on Expedia (where I get my tickets) they always offer a “shift your dates for a cheaper option” and I find really good deals.¬†
  4. Use the Subway or walking as your method of transportation (it’s not scary, it’s actually really fun and entertaining!)–¬†When I rode the Subway for the first time I made the HUGE mistake of holding on to nothing when the train took off, and embarrassingly stumbled, making it super obvious I was not from there haha. Each ride is $3, which will add up, so a $30 week pass is more cost efficient. And of course you can always walk, which is free/fun to be strolling through such a fab city.¬†
  5. Stay in Manhattan- New York City is made up of 5 boroughs, and Manhattan is essentially central to all the iconic NYC spots. It will just make your trip a whole lot more convenient to be near everything you want to visit, instead of wasting an hour subway ride to get there. 

Myth or Truth 

Before I took my first trip to the city that never sleeps I had lots of ideas on what NYC would be like (according to T.V. and the media). This is my perspective based on my experiences. 

“New Yorkers are rude and will not help you” – MYTH!¬†Some of the kindest people I have met are from NYC. Whenever I was lost or needed to ask a question New Yorkers were always willing to help me.¬†

“Everyone is FAST”- TRUTH!¬†Everyone there seems to be on a mission haha, everyone walks and they walk FAST. I was so shocked to see the majority of pedestrians’ not paying attention to the stoplights but simply going when the road was clear. I tried to fit in by doing that, buuuuut I almost got hit by a car, so I do not recommend doing that if you are not accustomed to it haha.¬†

“Everyone is dressed up”- SOMEWHAT TRUE!¬†It all depends on the area you at, but for the most part NYC is filled with many corporate offices and designer stores which means the streets are a runway show. I mean New York is one of the fashion capitals of the world ‚̧ ūüėČ PS I take extreme advantage of this, and bust out my flashy attire/fur coats every time I go.¬†

Tips: 

  1. Carry cash
  2. Utilize the transit feature on Maps (really helps to use the subway system!) 
  3. Pack comfy shoes
  4. Don’t drive
  5. Walk with confidence
  6. Don’t eat at chain restaurants (Try new places!)
  7. Take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry (Rides right by the Statue of liberty)
  8. Take a stroll through Central Park
  9. Be aware of your surroundings and belongings 
  10. EAT THE PIZZA!
  11. Be open to the many cultures you’ll come across¬†

Hola queridos, este post es una gu√≠a simple para viajar a Nueva York. Estoy escribiendo esto porque¬†recibi una¬†solicitud para hacerlo. Me encanta escuchar lo que a todos les gustar√≠a ver as√≠ que siempre si√©ntase libre de mandarme un mensaje con sus sugerencias! Estas son solo algunas de las cositas que he hecho cuando viajo y que me han ayudado, y las costumbres que aprend√≠ (porque es muy diferente de donde yo vivo en California), Espero que encuentren algunos de estos consejos beneficiosos para tu futuro viaja a la gran manzana ūüôā

  1. No solo te vas a enamorar con la cuidad<3 NYC tiene una poblaci√≥n alrededor de 8 MILLONES, tu alma gemela est√° destinada a estar all√≠ en alguna parte…s√© que la m√≠a¬†estaba¬† ūüôā
  2. Ten un itinerario: aseg√ļrete de escribir los lugares que quieres ver para no perder el tiempo en la ciudad. ¬°Es un gran ahorro de tiempo! NYC es una ciudad majestuosa, as√≠ que NO tendr√°s problemas para encontrar cosas que hacer, ser√° m√°s un “como voy a¬†escoger de todas estas cosas incre√≠bles”.
  3. Negociar cuando compres tu boleto: en las veces que he viajado a Nueva York, planifico los meses siguientes pero juego con las fechas para ver cu√°ndo ser√≠a m√°s barato. Mientras busco en Expedia (donde obtengo mis boletos) siempre ofrecen un “cambio de fechas para una opci√≥n m√°s econ√≥mica” y encuentro muy buenas ofertas.
  4. Use el subway o caminar como tu medio de transporte (¡no es muy scary, en realidad es muy divertido y entretenido!) РCuando monté en el subway por primera vez, cometí el ENORME error de no agarrar nada cuando el tren despegó, y casi me cali. Era muy obvio que no era de NY jaja. Cada viaje en el subway cuesta $3, pero vas a ahorrar dinero cuando compras el pase de semana por $30 . Y, por supuesto, siempre puedes caminar, que es gratis/divertido caminar por una ciudad tan fabulosa.
  5. Quédate en Manhattan: la ciudad de Nueva York está compuesta de 5 distritos, y Manhattan es central para todos los lugares mas famosos de Nueva York. Simplemente hará que su viaje sea mucho más conveniente para estar cerca de todo lo que deseas visitar, en lugar de perder una hora en el Subway para llegar allí.

Mito o Verdad

Antes mi primer viaje a la ciudad que nunca duerme, tenía muchas ideas sobre cómo sería NYC (de la tele y los redes sociales). Esta es mi perspectiva basada en mis experiencias.

“lA gente de NY son groseros y no te ayudar√°n” –¬°MITO! Algunas de las personas m√°s amables que he conocido son de Nueva York. Cada vez que estaba perdida o necesitaba ayudada, la gente de¬†all√≠¬†siempre estaba dispuestos a ayudarme.

“Todos son R√ĀPIDOS” –¬°VERDAD! Todo el mundo parece estar en una misi√≥n jaja, todos caminan y caminan R√ĀPIDO. Estaba tan sorprendido de ver que la mayor√≠a de gente que camina en la¬†calle¬†no presta atenci√≥n a los senales de trafico, sino que simplemente¬†cruzaban¬†la calle cuando no¬†ve√≠an¬†caros. Trat√©¬†hazer¬†eso, pero casi me¬†pego un caro, as√≠ que no te recomiendo que lo hagas si no est√°s acostumbrada hacerlo, jaja.

“Todos est√°n muy bien vestidos” –¬°ALGO VERDADERO! Todo depende del √°rea en la que te encuentre, pero por la mayor parte NYC est√° llena de muchas oficinas corporativas y tiendas dise√Īadores, lo que significa que las calles son un runway show, jaja. Nueva York es una de las capitales de la moda del mundo ‚̧ ūüėȬ†

Consejos:

1. Llevar dinero en efectivo
2. Utilice la función de tránsito en Maps (¡realmente ayuda a usar el sistema del subway!)
3. Lleva zapatos cómodos
4. No manejes
5. Camina con confianza
6. No comas en cadenas de restaurantes (¬°pruebe nuevos lugares!)
7. Tome un paseo gratis en el Ferry de Staten Island (De all puedes ver la Estatua de Libertad)
8. Caminar por Central Park
9. ¬°CALE LA PIZZA!
10. Estés abierto a las muchas cultura que se encontrarás

WHITE ON WHITE

image1fullsizeoutput_21efullsizeoutput_21ffullsizeoutput_219fullsizeoutput_223fullsizeoutput_221image1image2Pants from Forever 21// Top from Nasty Gal// Belt from Thrift Store// Shoes from Spaza

Oiii amigos! I spent last weekend in NorCal and decided to go with a bold, all white look. Thank goodness I live in California, where it’s still okay to wear crop tops in the Fall haha (I’m not quite ready to stop wearing them! Maybe in December I will be ūüėČ ) Well my outfit was for a cocktail party so I was going for a comfy + classy look. A skirt or a dress isn’t the only option when “getting dressed up.”

One of my favoritteee things to do is a fashion challenge, creating an outfit that requires trial and error until I find exactly what I envisioned.¬†My fashion mission was: Find a cocktail worthy outfit that is appropriate for day and night. Since the top and bottom were sleek, I styled my hair with chunky curls and added a metal belt for detail. Those two elements really helped tie this outfit together! Also, how cute is this thrifted belt?! It was honestly my favorite part of my outfit and for a bangin’ price of $1.50, thrift shops never disappoint me. Not only do I like that their products are super cost efficient, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that I always find unique, vintage finds.¬†

LIFE UPDATE: YA GIRL GOT ACCEPTED INTO HER #1 UNIVERSITY CHOICE FOR SPRING 2018! AHHHHH 

Oiii amigos! Pas√© la semana pasada en NorCal y decid√≠ ir con una look atrevido, todo blanco. Gracias a Dios que vivo en California, donde todav√≠a est√° bien usar crop tops en el oto√Īo jaja ‚Äč‚Äč(no estoy lista para dejar de usarlos! Tal vez en diciembre ūüėČ ) ¬†Bueno, mi vestuario fue para un c√≥ctel party, as√≠ que¬†quiera algo¬†c√≥modo + elegante. Una falda o vestido no es la √ļnica opci√≥n cuando¬†est√©s buscando un look para fiesta.

Una de mis cosas favoritas que hacer es un fashion mission, la creaci√≥n de un outfit que requiere esfuerzo y errores, hasta que encuentro exactamente lo que imaginaba. Mi misi√≥n era: Buscar un look digno de coctel party que sea apropiado para d√≠a y noche.¬†Me peinado era con chinos grandes¬†y a√Īad√≠ un cintur√≥n de metal, para darle detalle. Esos dos elementos realmente ayudaron darle sabor al look entero! ¬°Que lindo es este cintur√≥n de la segunda?! Fue sinceramente mi parte favorita de mi equipo y para un precio de $1.50, tiendas de segunda mano nunca me decepcionan. No s√≥lo me gusta que sus productos son de bien precio, pero¬†tambi√©n¬†me encanta que siempre encuentro ropa y accesorios tan¬†√ļnicos.