Glasses are my thing, and how it happened

So, this morning I woke up as usual, kind of not really aware of my surroundings, and desperately reaching around for my glasses so I can make sense of the world. At this point I’ve been wearing glasses full-time (yes, like a job) for five years. However I had discovered I needed them eight years ago. What happened during those three years before I was wearing them full-time, you ask? I lived in denial. I, for some reason, thought I looked horrible with glasses and would carry them in my bag for only dire situations like class or 3D movies. Sidenote: 3D movies for people with myopia is inhumane torture. Anyway, I remember walking around the University campus and not being able to discern anyone’s face unless they were right next to me. I would constantly get messages from people telling me I was a bitch for ignoring them. If you’re reading this, you now realize I was a vain idiot.

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Me wearing my first Warby Parker glasses.

I can’t really pinpoint the moment I decided, fuck it! I needed glasses desperately. It was ridiculous to walk around half knowing what you were seeing. Truly. Slowly but surely, I began wearing them more and more. Until I reached a point I was wearing them daily, and that’s when it became very important to me which glasses I wore.

Slightly off-topic – you’re all probably wondering, “why don’t you wear contacts?” Good question amigos! I don’t wear contacts because contacts are not my friend. I tried, not too long ago, to wear contacts for the first time. Little did I know you have to try them on and take them off three times successfully at the doctor’s office before they let you leave with them. I was originally scheduled for an hour and a half session. I was there for a little under three hours. My eyes were as red as my anger was and dry as my soul. I literally wanted to strangle them for making me do this. Alas, they let me leave with me having put them in and taken them out TWICE. Yes folks, twice in almost three hours. After that I wore them only for special occasions, like my birthday in Puerto Rico. But really I just didn’t like the feel of them. I decided firmly that they weren’t for me.

Now that that’s been cleared up, I got obsessed with glasses. Maybe a little too obsessed. Please see below my collection.

Shop my glasses: first on the left, second on the left, third on the left, right, bottom.

Also, yes, I’m aware my hair also changes as much as my glasses. What I can I say? I love to change it up!

*There’s also a pair that’s missing form there, but I don’t seem to have any pictures wearing them, which makes sense because they’re my “at home” glasses.

My collection has glassesย from Warby Parker, Tom Ford, Miu Miu, and GlassesUSA. They all cater to a side of my personality, which I think is why I have embraced using glasses. I’m not very much on accessorizing, I use the same necklace and watch and nothing else – so I make up for it in glasses.

I’ll never forget a previous boss of mine (she was just five years older than me) came in to work wearing glasses and told me how odd she felt because “glasses are your thing”. And I just felt like there has never been a statement so true. So please blind women everywhere, embrace your blindness and make it cool.

Leave me a comment below telling me how cool I am! Or just make fun of me IDC!

xxxxxx

 

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New Stuff! (21 years!!)

Hey there guys!
It feels like forever. I’m sorry for going AWOL, I honestly have no good excuse. My birthday was on the 24th (yeeey!) so I just thought I’d post 2 things I bought with birthday money and my sister’s present.

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I saw this top on sale at the outlets and had to have one. They were in a variety of colors and prints, but this one really caught my eye. It’s just a fun top to pair with a skirt.

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I’ve been wanting a pair of pants like these for ages. These I found at a local store called Valija Gitana, on sale as well. They’re a light, high-waisted pant and I loved how it looked.

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This was my sister’s present. It’s a Zara skirt I’d been lusting after for weeks. I absoutely adore the rufflea at the bottom and how it’s form-fitting.

So, on my birthday I had a lot of things going on with school and work… So, no play for me. On Wednesday I went out and celebrated with a few close friends. Yesterday, I celebrated with my mom. We went to a really nice restaurant and they sang happy birthday to me. It was a really good time.

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Oh, being 21. All the responsibilities!
Anywho, I hope you enjoy my post.

How did you guys celebrate your last birthday? What goods did you get?

Take care!
xxoo

VMA Fashion – Hot or Not

I’m sure many of you tuned in last night to watch the VMA’s (MTV’s Video Music Awards). This huge activity never goes on without a scandal. This year, the outfits were enough scandal. I’m going to be showing you a few of my favorites and not-so-favorites of the night.

I’m going to have to start with Miley Cyrus:

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I want to start off by mentioning Miley Cyrus’ makeup artist has been KILLING IT lately. I love the red lip and the Marilyn Monroe eye with her very blonde locks. It just works. Now, having said that, oh Miley. She started the night off donning a vintage Dolce and Gabbana piece, which surprisingly worked. No thanks to her hair stylist. Those two buns must die. And I mean NOW. The vintage piece worked because it was funky and very 90’s. Also, she has the rockin’ bod to work it.

Her second outfit SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED. I don’t know where it came from, who told her it looked okay, and who she’s paying to style her. It was not okay and never would be. A fuzzy gray one piece Chucky Cheese leotard? Yes, Miley, your body is insane. Please never ever wear such horrific things ever again. To boot, she combined it with a pair of creepers that made her look like she had clown shoes on. While on stage it all looked so wrong. The piece she had under, which was like nothing, was showing the whole time. It was just wrong all over the place.

Next we move on to Selena Gomez:

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Selena, HOT DAYUM, how you’ve grown. She donned a Versace gown and a pair of lucite heels. The gown is terribly interesting. It covers one side of her body completely and the other opens all the way to the slit on her leg. On the open side she reveals a see-through corset. Honestly, yes, it’s a bit mature for her, but she looked so amazing that it just didn’t matter. I loved the combination of lucite heels and the beading on the dress is perfection. You go Glenn Coco!

Ms. Lady Gaga:

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We all know that Lady Gaga is a bit out there. She’s appeared on the red carpet wearing nothing but meat. This time she was a bit more decent. A BIT. She wore a Prabal Gurung costume/gown. The problem I have with this is the all-black-ness of it. The material isn’t my favorite, either. The wig was more than obvious as well. It just seemed like a bad Halloween costume to me. Frankly, surprising to me, since I’m a huge Prabal Gurung fan.

Later she changed into, well, practically nothing. She channelled the Little Mermaid in her seashell bra and panties. In reality, nothing to say about this. It’s not an outfit, it’s practically an Adam and Eve sort of look. She changed her wig to another crazy blonde one. It just wasn’t a good night for Lady Gaga. Although, we must admit the girl has a nice behind.

Taylor Swift:

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I just want to ask, when did Taylor get a bangin’ body? I do not recall this. She wore a Herve Leger gown that made her body look like Heaven. The gown was couture as it gets, but the hair… I cannot. I can’t act like that hair doesn’t bother the hell out of me. I understand she was aiming for an old Hollywood 20’s sort of look, and she almost nailed it, but the hair is out of control. Maybe had it been pinned back it would have looked better. The makeup and dress were an A+, so A for effort, Taylor.

Katy Perry:

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I understand Katy Perry has a new single out and it’s called “Roar”, which should make this outfit choice excusable… but, no. She wore an embellished Ungaro dress, which frankly, doesn’t do it for me. Katy Perry knows what her best assets are and she is not making the best of them here. She covered up with the turtle neck and then the length was awkward for her size. It just doesn’t show off her body as it should. She has an amazing body and should look to wear dresses that show it off.

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Shailene wore Emilio Pucci Resort Collection and I have to say, I loved it. She’s young and fresh, and keepin’ it “casual” at the VMA’s and I am all for it. The fringe, color, and glitter in the skirt is absolutely stunning. Keeping ger look rather simple with her hair in a ponytail and natural makeup. I believe this was a great choice for her and for her body. You have a sneak peek of her rock hard abs as well as her long stems.

 

There were many more terrifying and gorgeous outfit choices, but I can’t be here all day. Although I have to put it out there that Miley Cyrus was scary onstage and Justin Timberlake was a dream. I fangirled when N*Sync came onstage. Uh-mazing.

Hope you guys enjoyed my review on the outfits worn to the VMA’s.

Which outfit did you love? Which did you hate? Let me know in the comment section!

xxoo

NYC Purchases (..Some)

Hey guys!

I’m gonna post a few pics of some of the stuff I bought while I was in New York. Some of the things I purchased were nowhere to be found online, so, bare with me.

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I bought these gold Sperry’s, which I absolutely love. I wasn’t really into these type of shoes, but I gotta say, they look real nice. They kinda work with everything, which is handy. Also, I was looking to purchase things I could use to college so they’re perfect!

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This lovely dress from Brandy Melville. I LOVE this dress. It’s so airy and flirty. It’s perfect for college and/or day dates. It’s just fun and easy to wear.

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This other dress from Brandy Melville as well. This one I love because it’s more form fitting, which makes my body look sa-weet. Seriously. It’s also perfect for going to college.

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This Zara skirt, which is a necessary purchase for me. If you know me, you know I’ve become obsessed with skirts. This is no exception. It’s perfect because it’s something I could wear with anything. It’s really a staple in my closet. The flare in it just makes it that much more amazing.

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These Toms shoes, which were on sale at Urban Outfitters. I’d been lusting over a pair of these babies for a long time. They’re so usable and comfortable. I had to buy them when I saw the sale. I’ve worn them non-stop.

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This Zara blouse as well had been on my wishlist for quite some time now. It’s just one of those blouses that are perfect for any occasion. I HAD to have it. So, I got it!

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Last, but not least, these J Brand jeans. Everyone who saw me holding them in the store was going nuts asking me where I had found them, but they were MINE. They are very comfortable and they stretch, which I love. I absolutely love the small cut in the knee, it’s perfect.

Anyway, there are more things, BUT I couldn’t find pictures anywhere on the interwebs. Eventually you guys will see them in my outfit posts! Take care my dearies!

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Hotel Livin’ Pt. II (It ain’t easy)

Hello my lovelies!

Yesterday I posted one of the looks I rocked during my stay at the Conquistador Resort. Today I’m posting the other (my favorite).ย IMG_3728

I wore my gorgeous Elizabeth and James Saucy Pumpsย paired with the well-known Zara skort.

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The blouse I wore is one from Necessary Clothing that I haven’t worn in a while. I love this blouse because of the jade color, it’s one of my favorite colors (after Royal Blue ofc).

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So all in all the outfit was fun and flirty. It had two of my favorite pieces (of my closet) in it and I was comfortable. Can you say win/win?

What do you guys think? Would you rock the outfit?

Hope you guys are doing well!

Take care! xxoo

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Hotel Livin’

Hey guys!

This weekend was a nice getaway from the working with children. Fernando and I stayed at the Conquistador Resort for a cool activity that was taking place called Mida. It’s pretty much where many businesses go to promote themselves by offering free samples of their stuff to people. Anywho, I managed to get two outfits out of the stay. This is the first, so I hope you enjoy!

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Wearing: top from UO // skirt from ASOS // jacket and heels from Nasty Gal // lipstick is Poupre Preview by YSL

I like this outfit because it’s very different from my usual outfits. It’s very colorful and lively compared to my usual pattern of b/w.

Anywho, what did you guys do this weekend? Anything fun?

Take care! xxoo

 

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Latest Purchase (SHOESHOESHOE)

Hey guys!
After a hard 3 weeks of working with kids, I finally got a little prize for it. I bought myself the Elizabeth and James Saucy Pump in Bone. I am in love!

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These are my new babies! I absolutely adore them. I can’t wait to finally wear them. They’re super comfortable and I love the look they create. They’re the definition of fabulous.

What do you guys think? Would you wear these heels?
Take care!
xxoo

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A Little Late, but Early?

Hello lovely readers!

Okay, so, here’s what’s going down. I’ve been a bit AWOL lately because I’ve been working at a summer camp since June 3rd. The summer camp consists of me watching over a group of 15 girls of 10-12 years of age = NOT EASY. I haven’t had time to do anything, let alone blog. Sorry! SO sorry. BUT the money I make in this job will pay my voyage to New York City in August.

So. Here are the promised outfit pictures from the previous post.

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Wearing: top from Necessary Clothing // Zara pants // Zara heels // Nasty Gal blazer // Etsy jewelry

It was a lovely night out on the town.

How has your summer been going?

Hope you guys are all well!

xxoo

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Going Vintage

Hello lovelies!

So, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about vintage style. I’ve been looking at old photographs of Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and even Twiggy. I love looking back on old trends because a lot of them are still applicable today! So anyway, I started browsing through Shabby Apple and ModCloth and found awesome pieces I’d love to share with you guys, along with some photos of the lovely ladies aforementioned.

First, the ladies:

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In my humble opinion, they’re Godesses.

Well, anyway, these photos were BURNED into my thoughts when I sifted through the two sites (Shabby Apple & ModCloth). Here are a few pieces that really caught my eye:

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This dress from Shabby Apple is gorgeous. The thing that I love about it is the French feel of it. I feel like if I wear it, I’d be saying goodbye to my French lover who’s leaving to fight in WWII. Dramatic, much? Indeed.ย 

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This dress reminds me a lot of Twiggy. I don’t know if it’s the simplicity, or the top of the dress, but it just gives me her feel. What makes it a sealed deal is definitely that it can be dressed up or dressed down, as seen here, and still look fabulous. The combination in this photograph is abosolutely stunning.

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Is it OK to be in love with a dress? I’m gonna say it is, for the heck of it! This dress is AMAZING. I love it from head to.. knee? It’s so classically vintage and yet can be modernized easily. It’s one of those pieces you can use so much, because it’s so versatile.ย 

Moving on to ModCloth

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This dress I can just imagine myself as Marilyn Monroe being acting as though I’m innocent, with a gorgeous pout, and then bring out the naughty later. It’s absolutely stunning, the print mixed with the color gives it an interesting look.ย 

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This dress seems very nautical to me, which oddly, I’m very much liking. What’s interesting is how they take a piece that looks very vintage, and yet twist it a bit so it’s modern enough to wear anywhere. You could wear this to your graduation and to a night out with the gals as well.ย 

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Now this dress is the 0ddest/coolest of all to me. I love the mixture of patterns on this dress along with the sleeves. It looks like something Holly Golightly mixed with a modern feel. It’s absolutely adorable.ย 

 

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