Hello November

Hello November!

My favorite month of the year, my birthday month 😉

I think I might have overdone it this year.

But then again, I don’t believe in “overdoing” birthdays

I also don’t believe in counting Thanksgiving calories 😉 haha!

On that note, have you thought about what you are grateful for this year?

I’m grateful for a new chance to start over after taking a risk

I’m thankful for taking a risk and learning so much about myself

I’m thankful for my family and friends

I’m also thankful for comfy clothes and purple shampoo.

But let’s talk about this month’s box from Ellie

I mean, I have not taken this outfit off- it’s so freaking comfortable

And I have slept in that white shirt many nights

Once you touch it, you will understand. The material is SO SOFT!

But this month, we also got this cozy wrap that is SO versatile.

It’s so freaking soft too, and way too freaking fashionable for the gym

Like no, I’m wearing this out to brunch instead.
 And of course, this super adorable pair of leggings is also included.

SO, there you have it!

Ellie’s November’s box

CLICK HERE to see how you can subscribe for YOUR monthly surprise!

Thank you for stopping by & Happy Thanksgiving!

xx

Talita

 

Fall Look 2017: Raw

                     

Hi there babes!

Holy shit, it’s been a minute- I want to apologize for the inconsistency with the blog

I took a good chunk of time off to figure out how I can be my true-raw-self and deliver only quality stuff

So for the time being, I will not be working with any clothing companies unless I already buy from them

I want everyone to see how they can still get creative with the stuff in their closet, by mixing and matching

Or by simply buying one new piece, instead of a whole new outfit for a night.

We’ll start with this outfit I’m wearing.

Shoes and shades are from Marshalls, less than $40 combined.

I love Marshalls because you never know what kind of gem you will find there.

Also note, location is key with this store. Each location carries something different (go to a fancy town near you).

Okay, but maybe you are truly interested in this off-shoulder bodysuit (if you’re my friend, you are tired of seeing it)

I got this baby at Forever21 ! >>Here’s a link<< to an off-shoulder look they have

I bought mine in the store and can’t find it online. However, they have many other beautiful ones to choose from.

P.S. This jacket is also from there. I’ve had it for YEARS and every time I wear it, I get compliments on it.

Now let’s talk sexy pencil skirt because every woman should own one

I got this beauty at Charlotte Russe. And lucky for you, I found it and it’s on SALE for $16!

CLICK HERE to check this amazing deal out.

All my life, I’ve dealt with snobby as* btchs that would lie about where they got their outfits from

So I LOVE to be able to share my fashion “secrets” with you

The secret is, there is NONE (at least not with me!).

I like to look good and stack cash, no “bloody shoes” needed. But thanks Nicki Minaj.

P.S.S. I can’t write this without sharing a little personal note. My godmother passed away today.

I’m extremely saddened by it and by what happened in Vegas yesterday. Truly devastating.

I hope everyone truly sees life as a gift because tomorrow certainly isn’t promised

Be safe out there and don’t forget to be grateful for waking up to live another day.

 

Yours Truly,

Talita

Dress like Kylie: SHEIN wish list

Let me start by saying I’m not a Kylie fan

However, I know many of you guys are

And so, I wanted to share an affordable way to dress just like Kylie (according to her latest episode)

We’ll start with my fave- this rib knit lettuce edge crop bardot top

She wore it when getting ready to travel to Boston (in black)

Get yours for less than $10, just CLICK HERE.

I love this knit top because of the delicate details, super feminine

I picked this bodycon dress because she always chooses unique, but super TIGHT to the body dresses to wear

Hence the one she wore at MET gala

You can too steal the show by wearing this dress out for less than $20! CLICK HERE for details

My third pick are these comfy pair of stripe side drawstring pants

When not getting glam, there is no better way to go. Kylie is notorious for wearing these types of sweats

If you got the booty, loose pants will still look sexy af on you-also for less than $20

CLICK HERE FOR MORE

And then, of course- we have the infamous ripped jeans

If you’re not wearing ripped jeans, you are just not in with the times

And guess what, for less than $20 you have no excuse

CLICK HERE for details

 

These are my “Dress like Kylie” picks from http://www.shein.com

Check them out for more!

 

xx

T

EllieActiveWear: August Box & more!

Okay-MAJOR NEWNESS going on today and a VERY exciting one, too!

As some of you ladies who follow me know, I’m an Ellie Active Wear girl fan!

I love their monthly box subscription and how they never cheat you with lame stuff you’ll never wear

They’re bomb!

But I also understand that not everyone can afford the $49.95 a month for the five items

So, why am I smiling?

I’m smiling because starting this month of August, Ellie is now offering a THREE package subscription!

You heard it right! THREE.

What this means is you get the leggings, crop top and shirt.

But not (example on this month’s box: Toning band and core discs)

And instead of paying $49.95, your subscription will go down to $39.95!

For my fitness girls that are not big on working out at home, this might fit your lifestyle better!

P.S. This is for existing or new subscribers.

Oh and by the way, this month’s outfit kind of rocks. I’ll take the white BMW, too. THX!!

But real talk- I never felt so out of shape.

School and work has been taking up all my time. I was talking to my girlfriend today who’s also a blogger

And she gave me a few tips on how to organize my life better

Long story short, I’m buying a planner from Amazon after writing this post

LOL!

P.S. This is the shirt that comes with the crop top and leggings this month.

It kind of opens a bit in the back, so you can show off your booty LOL

I secretly wanted this style for a while but I’m too lazy to actually search for it nowadays, let alone go to the mall

So YAY to Ellie for making my day today!

So if you’ve been on the fence, CLICK HERE to find what package works best for YOU.

I personally love my ab roller, toning band, and core discs. Mainly, because my workouts will be mostly at home

My gym days will be rare with the little time I’ll have

With that being said, stay tuned for my home workouts on my Instagram page 🙂

Filming them will keep me accountable and hopefully get you guys inspired to try something new.

I’ll start posting once a week!

Hope you ladies enjoyed the news this week! 😉

xx T

 

 

 

 

 

Less is more: Shop Smart

Raise your hand if you like to shop!

*hands and feet in the air*

Lately, however, I’ve been very cautious with my money

I feel it’s 10x more important to have cash in the bank than to wear a brand name

This weekend, I was talking to a girlfriend of mine about it

We both went out to eat at Papagayo (Assembly Row) and then decided to check out some stores

We didn’t really make it to store #2

Mainly because we are so used to shopping online

Who has the time and patience to wait in line, look for that specific dress or shirt out of the 100 other items?

It’s just a huge waste of time

The dress below took me 10 minutes to find. It was night time, I was in my pjs ready for bed…

Not to mention I paid PEANUTS for it!

Click HERE for the link, if you want to check it out for yourself 🙂

The material isn’t the greatest, to be very honest. But the dress looks INCREDIBLE on and is SUPER in.

For the money you are paying to purchase it, it’s a great buy

It’s also playful and fun, but the color is what got me

If you have a nice tan, this color is crazy flattering

I got a size M, and it fits like a glove. I found it to be true to size

Also, be ready to iron it- it will need it 🙂

Moral of the story: You don’t need to pay a million bucks to look and feel like a million bucks

Don’t fall for what you see online. Girls often wear expensive things to feel better about themselves

If you are confident, you don’t need to make big purchases to feel beautiful. You know you already are!

Besides, what’s truly important is what’s within.

Too many beautiful girls have a terrible personality. And that can only get them so far.

Be kind, be genuine, work on being your best version- the rest will follow.

 

If you missed the link above, CLICK HERE to check out details on this dress.

 

Have a wonderful week!

xx

T

Champagne Mama: Look of the week!

They call me “Champagne Mama” haha

No, they really don’t but that’d be HILARIOUS!

On all seriousness though, how much of a life saver is champagne if you’re into staying slim & fit?!

Did you know four ounces of champagne is roughly 90 calories? That’s less than your average glass of wine

Yes, bachelor lovers. Switch the wine to champagne next Monday and save yourselves MAD cals!

It’s worth it.

And so is this comfy sand color “champagne vibes” shirt for your brunch dates!

I suck at dressing casual, so I’ve been really trying to “up” my casual game. I mean, Ryan cannot keep up otherwise

I always look for something that represents who I am. I don’t know, it just boosts my confidence level

I mean, fashion is art after-all. And my art needs to be the shit. I’m not settling.

I can’t just wear some random shirt that says nothing I can relate to. I don’t care if it costs a grand, it’s trash to me.

Just being real.

Here’s the link to get your next favorite brunch shirt.

P.S. If you’re getting married and looking for “bridesmaid” shirts and “bride” shirts, they have them, too!!

They also have the cutest freaking mugs on the planet. I’m a sucker for mugs.

 Check them out 🙂

I feel like I need to get these next time haha!

I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s look! H

Have a safe/fun/AWESOME fourth of July weekend!!

xx

A happy life starts with a happy mind: My steps to living a happier life

A happy life starts with a happy mind

So here are some tips, as I share this look of the week on how I maintain a happy mind

Let me start by saying, I have challenges and struggles just like everybody else

Life throws so many lemons at you and sometimes you just don’t feel like making a freaking lemonade!

 But it’s important to keep in mind that no matter how we react to our challenges, it’s our ACTION that will give us the end result we so desire

Worrying, stressing, yelling, crying, or depressing over ANYTHING is really only going to make matters worse

So anytime I am stressing, I try to first vent it out with someone that genuinely cares about me

Vent it out, BE OPEN about your problems

Once we say things out loud and they are no longer just in our heads, the problem tends to seem smaller

Talk it out with a friend, family member or someone you trust

That’s what having a support system is for! And it’s crucial for sanity. TRUST ME.

Step number II: FIND YOUR ZEN

If you are overwhelmed or filled with anxiety. You need to find your zen!

For some, like myself, it’s the gym! I work out 10x harder when I’m stressed out

The gym becomes my temple. It’s a place I can leave all my anger inside and walk out feeling renewed

For others, it can be yoga, daily meditation, a walk in the park, reading a book…

What’s your zen?

Step III: Fuel your soul

This is an important one. Most people don’t stop to find their zen (step II).

Therefore, they are not in tune with their soul

When I say “soul,” I mean your inner-self.

We have all jobs. Some that we love, some that we don’t love.

And because of that, it’s important to find time during the week to dedicate to something that makes you soul smile

Mine is blogging, being one with nature. Giving back in some sort of way.

I notice anytime I’m outdoors near nature, I feel re-energized.

I get the same feeling when I give back or make a difference in someone’s life.

Find what fuels your soul.

And lastly, find something to be grateful for everyday.

We may think this is an easy one or we think about it at least once a day, therefore, we are grateful

I used to think the same way but it’s not the same

Dedicate time, whether in the morning before you have breakfast or at night before you sleep

And say your prayers or thank God (the Universe), whoever you believe, for the things you are grateful for

It’s life changing.

These are some of the steps I take to have a happy mind, so that I can therefore, live a happy life.

I hope you enjoyed it!

 

Oh, and if you liked this cute romper. Don’t worry! I didn’t forget to link it for you.

CLICK HERE to check it out 🙂

xx

T

 

 

Look of the week: Denim everything, please!

DENIM EVERYTHING

After a long week of rain, all I’ve been thinking about is how we finally get beach weather this weekend

(PRAISE.THE.LORD)

Yesterday, I was so inspired by how nice the weather was that I re-organized my entire closet with summer clothes

It took me over four hours, and 3 bags of clothes I never use. Which is now donated.

I feel like my room lost 100 pounds LOL!

I’m also moving in a few months, so I like to slowly get myself ready. You know, so I don’t drive myself insane.

BUT that’s a story for another day

As I was going through my summer clothes..I found this denim gem and needed to share!

Denim anything is worth sharing, specially when it comes with a choker and is perfect for a beach party 😉

This denim gem can be found HERE.

Of course, prior to these double d’s, they would’ve looked more “descent”

So pick your crop tops wisely or show off what you got.

Whatever makes you comfortable!

This is something I’d feel comfortable wearing to a pool or beach party at night

It definitely fits the role

You can also pair it with a white flowy skirt, too

IMMEDIATE HIT, no doubt.

Lately, I’ve been really adventurous with my style

I want to try different things and see what works and what doesn’t work for my new body

It can be a stressful process or a pleasing process

It’s all in how you look at it

I get girls everyday checking my posts from my surgery

So this one is for you, ladies!

Don’t be afraid to explore your new style.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s look!

Again, find this crop top HERE.

Also, check out this cute bodysuit HERE. Another major obsession of mine.

Have a great weekend babes!

xx

T

Top shorts trending for 2017: Wishlist

TOP SHORTS TRENDING FOR 2017

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Obviously, we are never getting summer weather in Boston until a month before summer is over

So really, what is the point? LOL!

Just kidding (kind of)

But shorts have become such a big fashion staple lately

And since I’m currently seeking out some new shorts for this year

I figured I’d share some of the top shorts trending for this summer! 🙂

Let’s start with PRINTS ON PRINTS ON PRINTS. And did I say, prints?

Oh, and pom pom everything this summer.

From colorful to all one color, you can’t go wrong.

Just perfect for summer!

(>POM POM SHORTS DIRECT LINK<)

Ripped frayed denim shorts

ALL.DUH.YES!

These are a must for everyone’s closet

You can pull this style off with anything and look hot AF

(>RIPPED FRAYED DENIM SHORTS LINK<)

Lace ups are not just for shirts and shoes anymore

Lace up shorts are becoming the HOTTEST trend this summer

This site has many styles to choose from

But I love the details on this one.

(>LACE UP SHORTS LINK<)

Low rise distressed denim shorts

Could you die?

How do I not have this in my closet yet?

Need this in my life. And so do you.

(>DISTRESSED DENIM SHORTS LINK<)

Contrast fishnet shorts

You know you saw this coming!

Fishnets are finally in again

I tried bringing them back for so long

And they are finally back in style.

Another tip for fishnet usage: Wear them under your ripped jeans.

(>FISHNET SHORTS LINK<)

And last but NOT least, appliques are BAAAAAAACK

Remember when you were a kid and obsessed over them?

Or was it just me?

haha!

2017 brought it back

It’s hippie, it’s fun, we love it.

(>APPLIQUES SHORTS LINK<)

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Which one is your favorite?!?

xx

T

WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND THIS

When someone tells me they still drive to the mall to shop…

Whyyy thoughhh?!

The older I get, the wiser I get with my time

Time cannot be bought, nor wasted

I get the same “high” shopping online, as I would going to the mall, minus the stress of waiting in lines

It’s a no-brainer, for me.

I believe the main reason a lot of people hesitate to shop online is the fit

And I agree. You have to pick your stores wisely.

This satin wrap dress was risky

I didn’t know if a medium size would fit or be slightly loose

But it fit like a glove

Wrap dresses are the new sexy trend, they just hug your body in all the right places

I paired mine with nude heels, beige bag and a turquoise necklace.

So freaking cute (I know I know. I’m bias)

Your next date or date night would probably DIE if you showed up in this dress

Let’s be honest

You’d be WINNING the moment you walk up to him.

Okay. You’re probably tired of hearing me talk about this sexy piece and want to check it out for yourself!

So CLICK HERE for the link, girl!

😉

Happy Shopping!

xx

T