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

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

 

 

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

Color me pretty: Pompom Trim Blouse

Color me pretty with this off the shoulder colored pompom trim blouse, PLEEEEEEASE!

I don’t know how your Spring is currently but Spring in Boston has been super questionable this year

One day you may be okay with wearing a crop top but another, you may need to cover up a bit more (a lot more)

Today was an actual super nice day but not that long ago, I still had my heat on (yes, the struggle is definitely real)

Which is why I always have some “safe” options in my closet 😉

I wouldn’t be able to pull off a cute outfit every time without my safe options, they are LIFE.

This is my first pompom blouse by the way and I am OBSESSED!

I didn’t know if I’d like it at first because it almost seemed to childish for me

But it actually isn’t at all. It’s just super feminine and cute

It’s so Spring. Not to mention, so in trend right now.

Pompoms were so HAPPENING last year. And believe me, pompoms and ruffles are still happening this year, as well

So go get yours ASAP!

I paired my trim blouse with a cute pair of patriotic shorts for Memorial Day weekend and lace up open toes

I’m not sure where the shorts are from, it was a gift from Ryan

But the shoes are from Charlotte Russe (a couple of years back)

And the bag is Michael Kors.

On a different note, my calves need some work haha!

(sorry, major distraction right now)

I seriously just don’t work them out, so I can’t complain

Anyway, hope you guys have some fun plans for Memorial Day Weekend!!

And that this look sparked some fun outfit ideas for your celebrations

I’ll hopefully be chilling by the beach somewhere, soaking up the sun after the barbecues.

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SHOP MY POMPOM TRIM BLOUSE HERE

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Catch you guys later!

xx

-T

Sportswear: East Coast Style

Ok, so before I start. I’d just like to say how frigging happy I am it’s finally nice out in Boston!

Today was about 77 degrees and you know you’re from New England when you’re content with 77!

My job requires me to do a lot of driving, so the nicer the weather, the happier I am

But back to this sportswear that I’m rocking, because let’s face it- it’s pretty fab

I love that it represents my coast!

The East Coast!

Oh, and I also love THE PRICE!

CLICK HERE to find out.

I paired it with bombshell sportswear pants

You can find it by clicking HERE.

If you’re a guy and want to buy your girl something nice for the gym. This is it!

Look NO FURTHER

Missed the links?

CLICK HERE for crop top sweatshirt

CLICK HERE for pants

Shoes are converse

Until next time, babes 😉

xx

Talita

COACHELLA: READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO GO FOR FREE!

Happy Friday, babes!

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you want to attend Coachella 2017

So do I, girlfriend!

Imagine getting free tickets for you and a friend, including stay and airfare!?

Umm..where do I sign up?!?

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:

Get the “SHEIN” app

Follow them on Instagram

Comment with your app’s nickname

Repost with #SHEINCOACHELLA, tag the friend you’d bring and @sheinofficial !

I’m sharing this contest because out of all my collaborations,  SHEIN has been one of my favorites!

Their clothes are so trendy and fun

So when they told me about this contest, I had to share with my babes!

I couldn’t be selfish about it

(I posted mine on my fb page already)

haha!

You can repost either on fb or ig, but make sure you are not private. Otherwise, they can’t verify!

GAHH! If you win, please let me know!

I’d love to know I was a small reason why =*

Good luck!!

xx Talita

My secret to staying motivated at the gym

Let’s talk fitness

I make fitness a huge priority in my life

It’s so important for me to stay healthy and feel good about my body

And I know most of us feel the same way, even if we aren’t aware of it as much as others

Feeling good about ourselves has a lot more to do with action than it does with looks

Let me explain why…

Think back to a time you were most active in your life

 Maybe you didn’t LOOK the way you wanted to yet but you still FELT amazing

Because you were working towards that goal

You were doing something about it

So your body automatically reacted in a positive way

(Positive actions lead to positive things)

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Makes sense?

Now, the same way…

Our mind reacts positively OR negatively to how we feel when we look in the mirror

Which is why ressing well before hitting the gym makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

Let me repeat

Dressing well before hitting the gym makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

Why?

Because if you feel SEXY, you feel CONFIDENT and if you feel CONFIDENT, you are in a CONQUERING mindset

NO ONE can stop you.

You don’t care who’s looking, you don’t look at the time as much, you don’t compare yourself to others

You are in the BEST mindset you could possibly be to DESTROY that GOD DAMN WORKOUT!

And start your journey to get in THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE.

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Now let’s reverse the story

Tonight, you plan to hit the gym because you are partying it up this weekend

And let’s face it

If you workout today, you won’t feel as guilty about that extra drink 😉

But you throw this old, unflattering t-shirt on that makes you look fat

And those baggy pair of sweats because whatever.

How do you feel right now?

Not great, I’m assuming. And DEFINITELY not motivated to kill a workout

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You know the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have

Same goes for the gym!

Dress for the body you want, for the motivation you need to reach that goal!

That’s my secret to staying motivated

And these leggings got me super excited to hit the gym

haha!

High waist is my new favorite trend

Don’t you just love it?!

It hides all things unflattering 😉

Plus, the criss cross tie is super adorable

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I’ll be sharing this blazer look with you ladies soon, too.

It’s super light, so I LOVE it for Fall in Boston

Plus, it’s symmetrical

My new obsession.

ALL-THINGS-SYMMETRICAL

Because I’m a strange cat 😉

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I hope this post got you ALL HIPPED UP to go kill a workout

And maybe ready to start your journey to a healthier lifestyle IN STYLE!

Shop this look HERE!

I bet you are blowen away as much as I was when I saw the price.

I don’t like to break my wallet when I shop

And you shouldn’t have to break your wallet to look great, etiher

That’s my motto.

🙂

Have a great weekend babes!

xoxo

BostonBloggers

-Talita

NYFW: FALL TREND ALERT!

Who is SUPER PUMPED for NYFW?!

It will be AMAZING

Although, I won’t be there

I’ll be taking notes on ALL the latest trends to share with you babes

SPEAKING of trends..

Lace has been a HOT trend lately!

Which I don’t know about you but it’s completely fine with me! 😉

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I wore this beauty out to the park, so I just threw in a pair of flats

HOWEVER,

For Fall, I will be rocking this dress with a pair of brown cowboy boots!

I wish it was chilly now, so I could start rocking that style immediately

haha!

The long sleeves on this dress also makes it perfect for Fall wear

CLICK HERE to check it out 🙂

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I added the belt to give it a nice pop, but you don’t necessarily have to.

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Chonb…?

So, obviously being the curious cat that I am, I have looked up the meaning of “Chonb.”

Here’s the cool astrological definition:

The acronym CHONB has a life path number 6. Individuals with the life path number six are strong and dependable having the capacity to stand their ground in any circumstance.

P.S. My favorite number is six. The day of my birthday 🙂

*mind blown*

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Anyway,

This dress pretty much does all the talking.

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And IT’S ON SALEEEEEE

CLICK HERE to check out the amazing price this dress is now under

And look beautiful & stylish this Fall 🙂

BostonBloggers

-Talita

A woman knows a skirt-chaser: Stay Classy

Don’t we all know a skirt-chaser?

Thousands of years before our time, men were the same as they are today

The difference is today everything is SO EASY

You go online, you find a date in a matter of seconds (not necessarily your dream date, but you do) lol!

That fun “chase” is now becoming extremely rare

Women are getting desperate, and settling..

Men are doing the same

Traditions are getting lost

And only a few old-fashioned folks remain.

I may not dress old-fashioned all the time

(probably rarely)

haha!

But my mindset remains very traditional

I won’t go on talking about my traditions because we all have our own beliefs

But as far as dating, I think it’s important to value ourselves as women..

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Our body is our soul- we should cherish it and treat it with respect

Some men will truly love you like you deserve to be loved

But many just want to “fool around”

Know the difference.

Women are emotional beings

You may THINK you can go around acting like men do

But deep down it’s destroying you

You lose trust, you lose your self-worth, and essentially you stop having the same standards you did before..

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Know when to walk away- with grace

Think of yourself as a diamond

Not everyone can afford a diamond but many can afford a synthetic diamond

Which would you like to be known as?

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And finally,

know that you deserve happiness.

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And that happiness comes from within..

Not from another being.

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“The BEST relationship you will EVER have is the one you have with yourself.”

LOOK DETAILS:

CLICK HERE to get this AMAZEE skirt!

CLICK HERE for the site for other skirts & looks.

You can use it with a similar top like mine or a crop top

(my top is from WHITE HOUSE|BLACK MARKET)

And my loafers are from Coach 🙂

BostonBloggers

-Talita