Let’s get real

Man, as I am sitting here sipping off a glass of “Prophecy” red wine. I think it’s super ironic that I’m about to share my favorite online store for active wear.

But truthfully, balance is key. If you enjoy a glass of wine. It’s okay to have it every now and then. I haven’t had wine in months, and today I’m celebrating, you know? =)

Do I really need a reason? No. But I got plenty.

For starters, this comfy Ellie Active Wear for this month’s box is insanely comfortable. I can’t seem to take it off. The over-sized hoodie is kinda everything.

I’m all about the deets. So I needed to show them off for you.

Can I also say that this sports bra is THE MOST COMFORTABLE sports bra I have EVER owned. Even by Ellie. And I went with a size small everything this month. I rather wear it all day than any of my bras. It’s LIFE.

The pants by the way are high waist, but like really. They are.

P.S. They really tighten the belly and lift the butt. It’s a must have in every girls’ closet.

In case you also wanted to know, Boston is “Chicago windy” today…

So the below pic will have to do (without my face showing). Let’s just imagine that’s in right now LOL!

On a serious note (sort of), check out Ellie and find out why I freaking love them.

Every month, you get the cutest box delivered to your door, with another 3 reasons to hit the gym HARD. I mean, if cute gym outfits don’t motivate you to workout, I don’t know what will.


CLICK HERE for direct site link. 





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!




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,


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


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!




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 🙂





Best practices to get you hyped up for 2017: Look of the week!


I can’t even begin to share my excitement for ALL of us

We have 365 days to do whatever it is we set ourselves out to do

However, as much as I love the concept of thinking of the entire year ahead of us to reach our goals

There’s nothing like taking it one day at a time

Don’t you think?


“Patience & persistence” are my two focus words this year

Or as Ry would say, “your two peas (p’s)” haha!

I need to always go back to them when I get discouraged

So I’m writing them down in my room’s white board as an everyday reminder

 I feel I always reach more of my goals when I think of them more often

And that’s one way I found has worked best for me in 2016

What are you doing this year to keep yourself accountable for your goals?

Another best practice is planning out your week on a Sunday

That’s one best practice I didn’t do in 2016. And that I am almost 100% sure would’ve made ALL THE DIFFERENCE

The saying,“If you don’t plan to succeed, you plan to fail” is beyond true!

If I had a consistent gym schedule,and meal schedule planned out- I’d be in better shape today

I could sit here and beat myself up for it and be upset

(I kind of already did do all that)

But I should just take it as a lesson learned and not repeat the same mistake again!

LASTLY, this year will be the year I use my cell phone THE LEAST!

I plan to use my cell the least amount of time as possible, mostly just to blog and make important calls.

Cell phones are the reason relationships are failing, friends aren’t communicating and ideas are not being born

I want to let my mind wander, I want to listen more, to live more, to love more.

I’ve already started this rule with a few friends

I went out with two of my girlfriends and we didn’t have our cell phones on us

We had the BEST conversations with zero distractions and were able to fully enjoy each other’s company

I also did that with Ryan this weekend and we had the best weekend talking about everything imaginable

It was truly wonderful to be in the moment with the people I love

When was the last time you were truly present?

It’s sad to think of all the people sitting at a dinner table with their family/friends, texting someone who’s not there

It’s sad to think of how our generation has changed (for the worst when it comes to self-confidence & happiness)

But it takes one person to make this world a better place

And I hope this gets you inspired to do the same!


Oh and if you like this look…

CLICK HERE to check out this maxi asymmetric skirt

Belt & shoes from Love Culture.

I am so excited to share so much more with you guys this year!

Stay tuned

And thank you again for all the love and support 🙂


“Feathers are reminders that angels are always near.”

As the holidays are near, I always think of those no longer around to celebrate these happy times with me

Not in a sad way, per say

But in a, “wonder what it’s like to celebrate next to the “big guy” kind of way”

Call me crazy, but I believe there’s a God

It brings me comfort knowing good people are in a good place

And maybe, even looking after us from “up there”

Like our own special angels 🙂

Talking about the holidays! What are you all wearing for these upcoming ones?!

I’m wearing this beautiful feather dress by LazyCaturday

 They have some pretty phenomenal collections, very worth checking out for that special occasion coming up!

They also carry a lot of casual looks, if you lean more towards the casual side.

This specific dress I’m wearing is one of their TOP sellers

The feathers have a beautiful green color that shines, and the off shoulder velvet top is so FESTIVE & fun!

It’s a fashionista’s dream come true!

I know I share a lot of international companies.

LAZYCATURDAY, however, is based in the U.S 🙂

(P.S. you can also find them on IG: “lazycaturday1”)

Which is pretty sweet 😉

This dress arrived in just a couple of days to me. Which was LIFE SAVING, as I needed a Christmas dress BADLY.

CLICK HERE for more details on this emerald feather dress!

I paired it with tights and a nice pair of black heels.

I also added my gold watch from Marc Jacobs (I call it my holiday watch because it’s so sparkly) and a cute bracelet

The best accessory you can wear though is definitely a killer smile 😉

So don’t leave it at home this weekend!

I hope you guys enjoyed this holiday look

And even more so, that you enjoy the holidays with your loved ones!

And thank you Lazycaturday for sending me this beauty! 🙂



Get Warm & Cozy With Me!

You guys, I can’t believe Thanksgiving was last week

I hope you all had an amazing time with family and friends

I loved every minute of it 🙂

So… I have a confession to make

I’ve totally been behind on showing you more fun holiday outfits

And I am SO SO sorry about it

I’ve been so sick these past two weeks

It’s just a cold but since it’s freezing in Boston, I couldn’t really risk going out and taking photos

EXCEPT today

I couldn’t wait any longer for this cold to pass

I want you guys to take advantage of Cyber Monday!

So I wanted to share one of my “can’t take off my body” outfits.

Let me start by sharing this Plaid Midi Wool Skirt

P.S. It has side pockets, too!

I’ve gotten endless compliments on this skirt

It’s warm, stylish, and super flattering



I wore it many different ways

I have done the super casual flats look, high heel boots but I love this look the most

These buckle design short boots are so freaking adorable

It says, “I’m not trying too hard but you know I’m rocking this look”




I would definitely suggest getting a size up from your regular size

These shoes run small.

And as far as shirts go, I loved pairing this outfit with this lace up lucky top 😉

I’m all about comfort in the winter and I love the material and of course, you can’t go wrong with lace ups!

It’s so flirty and daring.



The hat I bought in this cute store in Italy

It was surprisingly affordable but I see a lot of the same style hats in stores like “Love Culture” or “Forever 21”


It definitely adds an extra sense of style to the outfit.


I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s holiday inspired outfit!





Have a wonderful week!



Holiday inspired outfit: Look of the week!

HOLY smack in the face

The holidays are around the corner

And as usual, I am not SLIGHTLY ready

Can anyone else relate?

I wish I could help you guys with gift ideas, but I am the worst gift buyer

But I can help you impress your guests with some lovely holiday outfits! Deal?

So let’s start with this beautiful, romantic floral dress

Because I always associate holidays with romance

I don’t know what it is about it but I mean, look at how beautiful the trees are this time of the year

And then closer to Christmas/Hanukkah, we have winter wonderland

I love our seasons here in Boston, they are MAGICAL.


This spaghetti straps crochet flower cut out dress is perfection for hosting your guests

It’s elegant, beautiful, and extremely comfortable

But if you want a more laid-back look

Throw in this beautiful cardigan and you’ll be good to go!


I love that it makes it a bit more casual but adds on to the romantic look.


I paired this outfit with these lace up nude heels


But you can style this outfit with flats, red, black or silver heels just as well.

When it comes to style, there is no right or wrong

The important thing is to make your personality come alive and have fun with it!


Wearing something you won’t feel confident in is asking for a bad freaking night.

When you feel good, it shows!


Wear your biggest smile this holiday season

Be grateful for all the little things, for they are DEFINITELY the big things




And enjoy being the star of the party!

Love this look?






And stay tuned for more holiday inspired outfits!




Get Holiday Inspired: All Things Red & Nude Please!

I want to start by saying a heartfelt THANK YOU to those who served and continue to serve our Country

I was not born in the U.S. but I take pride in being a U.S. Citizen

And with that, I try to learn as much as I can about its history.


So here are some facts I’ve learned that you may or may not already know:

  • 2 million veterans are women
  • Of the 16 million Americans who served during WWII (1941-1945), about 620,000 are still alive
  • There are about 21 million military veterans in the United States

I also find it so important to thank our veterans regardless of what day of the year it is.

Whenever you meet a veteran, please thank them for their service.

It’s the least we can do to show our respect and appreciation.


In banking, I’ve had the privilege to get to know so many people from various backgrounds

People from all over the world.

And out of those wonderful beings, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing many stories

Including stories from veterans.

And it saddens me so much to see the amount of HATRED we are seeing with this election

Because one party didn’t get their way.

The amount of VIOLENCE we are seeing

It’s truly embarrassing & shameful how this Country is dealing with the outcome of this election

I hope at one point, we can all come together as one to make this Country better than it already is

We have a lot of work to do

And one president will not solve it all. That’s for damn sure.

But TOGETHER, putting our differences aside…

We CAN make this Country one that our veterans would be PROUD of.


Thankfully, I think we all want peace.

We just need to learn how to send that to others by our own actions.


Honestly, a simple smile sometimes will do.

Other cultures that are being judged and many times “looked down” on, fear simply taking a walk on a Sunday

I always make it a point to smile and say “good morning!” to those who least expect it

And not surprisingly, they are always shocked by an act of kindness by hearing a simple “hello”

It’s so unusual today.

FEAR has taken over our hearts.


Now, enough of me venting to you guys!

I’m sure you hear enough about this on Facebook 😉

Let’s get HOLIDAY inspired!

I was SO FREAKING EXCITED to share this look with you 🙂

This winter coat is EVERYTHING

And the red heels with a bowl? I mean, *insert jaw dropping reaction here*

I can’t deal.


I wore this coat under faux leather leggings (YESS! Pleather is my newest obsession can’t.get.enough)

I think my cat woman outfit from Halloween is to blame. 😉


Wear this if you want to make a bold statement this holiday season.

And please, spread love not hate.







Have a great weekend loves!