Entering a Dotted Spring: Short Sleeve Sweater Top



The weather can be tricky this time of the year, making it hard to choose what to wear. We are transitioning from winter to spring and one day we need a sweater, the next day it is raining, the next it is sunny and warm…and today we had Santa Ana winds making it a little too hot for our region. Even though in Southern California we enjoy sunny days Continue reading

Maximizing Your Wardrobe: Work to Casual


Blouses with collars are in trend, both for dressier attire and casual looks. I have purchased a few, in particular the sheer one’s, love those, worn with a tank top underneath. I purchased a few button down tops and a few with zippers, which tend to be more fitted at the waist. As I started seeing more of these blouses in the stores, it reminded me I had a few similar blouses at home in my closet. I usually only wore those shirts as “career blouses” for work. When I got home, I looked in my closet to see which career blouses and collared tops I could wear on weekends for a casual attire, as well as casual Fridays. I realized I had multiple blouses I could easily match with jeans, capri pants, and skirts. On weekends, if I am just running errands, I usually wear ballerina flats or sandals. If we have dinner plans, I simply change my shoes to heals and voila, dress up the look. Continue reading

Classic Champagne


This champagne blouse has become my go-to blouse. It is a classic style that matches with everything. I love how it feels silky and easily dresses up an outfit. I have worn it with skirts and pants; in the studio to host interviews (it looks good on-camera with my skin tone) and to a first communion celebration. This is a staple item every woman should consider having in her closet – and it never goes out of style! Mine isn’t silk, it is polyester, so it is easy to care for. I have silk clothing, it is delicate and requires dry cleaning. This blouse is practical, I wash it at home and put it in the dryer. It doesn’t even require ironing (as long as I immediately hang it up after removing it from the dryer). The times I wore it, it was tucked in, but it can also be worn untucked – with skinny jeans or a mini skirt. The time I wore it for the first communion, even my brother, who is a super guys-guy type, complimented me on the blouse! He was surprised when I told him how much I paid for it (or should I say, how little) and that it was actually polyester, not silk. It looks so nice that he thought it was an expensive designer silk blouse.

The pencil skirt has a high waist and is made of stretchy material, making it comfortable to wear. Also, got a great deal on the skirt! It reminds me of a Versace print.

I bought this outfit for under $50 (blouse & skirt) at Forever21, purchased on separate days.

The jacket is one of my favorite items, I’ve had it for years. Love that it is light, yet warm enough for chilly days. I’ve been looking for a new similar one, but the one’s I have found are double-breasted and have a belt. I want a single breasted one like this one, without a belt, still haven’t found one. I’ll let you know when I do (or, if you know where I can find one, please share the info in the comments).

By the way, the shoes are what I call “dinner or studio” shoes. Not comfortable for extended wear, but they look great on-camera. I wore them to the studio to host an interview, then changed back into my more comfortable heals afterwards. The nude color is very versatile and elongates your legs!

Do you have a classic white or champagne blouse? When & how did you wear it last? Did you wear it for work or a special occasion, or with jeans for the weekend? Do you have nude heals?



PS – Another outfit post with this blouse & Summer Outfit in Desert Earth Tones


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Blouse: Forever21; Skirt: Forever21 (purchased in Las Vegas); Shoes: Bebe; Belt: Versace; Necklace: Forever 21; Bracelet: Coach


Here’s how I wore it in the studio – for a fun Azteca interview with Jesse, Buzz Lightyear, and a Toy Story Soldier, from Disneyland Resort.

PS- I took the blog OOTD pictures that evening after work 🙂

Casual Stripes


With stripes – and black and white in fashion right now, I found this dress about three weeks ago. Even though they say horizontal lines can sometimes not be flattering because they make us look wider, I tried it on and liked the way it fit and looked. I am not a huge fan of long dresses, but I liked this one! I figured, I can wear it during the end of summer and into the fall, then again in the spring! The dress is not only cute, it is very comfortable to wear! I can mix and match it with various colored belts, sweaters, jackets, and scarves. I styled it with this hat, pink belt & wedges. I wore it today, Sunday – my hubby and I met our friends Mary and Dante for lunch at Il Fornaio in Coronado.  They live in Florida and are in town on vacation. It was nice to see them, they are two of the nicest people we know! We had a wonderful time with them!






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 Dress: Poof; Belt: Gap; Shoes: Marc Jacobs; Jacket: Ann Taylor; Sunglasses: Prada; Bracelets: Coach (Black/Gold tone) & Forever 21 (color bangles); Necklace: Macy’s Fine Jewelry; Earrings: Chanel

Flight: Part 3 of 3


Here’s the last part of the “flight” photo shoot we took at the hangar. Hope you like it!



Les comparto la ultima parte de la sesión fotografica titulada “Vuelo” que tomamos en el hangar. Ojala les guste!

Un abrazo,




Top/Blusa: Banana Republic: Pants/Pantalones: Forever 21; Shoes/Zapatos: Coach; Belt/Cinto: Ann Taylor; Purse/Bolsa: Louise Vuitton; Necklaces/Collares: Tiffany & Co. and Ann Taylor; Bracelets/Pulseras: Coach and Tiffany & Co.; Earrings/Aretes: Tiffany & Co.; Sunglasses/Lentes de Sol: Prada

Flight: Part 2 of 3


It is nice to be able to share more aspects of my life with you through my blog! Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am! Thank you for your support and for following the blog!

I am having fun with the photo shoots we do! Thanks to my hubby for his support and coming up with the idea to do a photo shoot at the hangar! Here’s part 2 of the “Flight” photo shoot!



Español: Me da gusto poder compartir mas aspectos de mi vida con ustedes por medio de mi blog! Ojala lo esten disfrutando, tanto como yo lo disfruto! Les agradezco su apoyo y que sigan mi blog, mil gracias!

Me estoy divirtiendo con las sesiones fotográficas! Gracias a mi esposito por su apoyo y por su creatividad en pensar en la idea de tomar una sesión de fotografías en el hangar! Aqui les comparto Parte 2 de la sesión fotográfica “Vuelo”!

Un abrazo,


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Blue Brightness


I rediscovered a store I had not been to in about five years…Marshalls! I’ve been seeing the commercials for their new campaign on television and really liked the clothes the women are wearing, so I stopped by the store. I found a number of items….and got them to add some new pieces to my late summer-fall wardrobe! This dress will be versatile and I can wear it into the winter with tights, maybe boots. I wore it this week to host an interview regarding the Autism Speaks Walk (bright colors are good for TV shoots, the color pops) and that evening to the Mexican Consulate’s Reception to Celebrate the Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence. The dress was a good find and it was on sale! This dress has a classic style to it, so I can keep it in my closet past this season, yet the black waistband and visible zipper detail in the back add a touch of this season’s fashion to it. Do you have any bright blue dresses? Share your pictures!



Español: Volvi a descubrir una tienda a la que no había ido en como 5 anos…Marshalls! He visto los anuncios de televisión que tienen para una nueva campana y me gustaron los atuendos que tenían puestos las muchachas que aparecen el los anuncios, así que fui a la tienda.  Encontré varias cosas que me gustaron….y las compre para agregarlas a mis atuendos para el final de verano-otono! Este vestido también me lo podré poner en el invierno con mallas o quizás con notas. Me lo puse esta semana para conducir una entrevista sobre la Caminata de Autism Speaks (el color azul vivo se ve muy bien en televisión) y esa noche para la Recepción del Aniversario de la Independencia de Mexico del Consulado de Mexico. El vestido fue una buena compra y estaba en especial! Este vestido tiene un estilo clásico, así que lo podré usar pasando esta temporada, pero a la vez tiene detalles que están a la moda, como el cinto negro en la cintura y el zipper visible en la espalda. Tienes un vestido en tono azul vivo? Comparte tus fotos!

Un abrazo,


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Flight – Part 1 of 3


I want to get more creative with the Outfit of the Day pictures, so my hubby suggested we take pictures at the hangar. Here’s “Part One” of this Outfit of the Day photo session. I titled it “Flight” because this is really the type of outfit I wear for flights….and why we decided to take the pictures at the hangar. I usually add a cardigan sweater and jacket/coat, depending on the destination, and a pashmina that doubles as a scarf. I wear these heals for flights because they are comfortable for long wear – even to walk long distances and I can wear them out to dinner during our trip. I always take carry-on luggage, even for long trips, and travel experts say to wear the shoes that are bulkiest for the flight (if they are comfortable), in order to save space in your carry-on bag. I also take either sandals (flip-flops) or ballerina flats and take them in my purse. This way, if it is a long flight and my feet get swollen I can simply change into flats when we arrive. I try to be super practical when I pack for trips in order to only take a carry-on bag. I had a bag lost during a flight years ago and every since decided to only use a carry-on bag, even for over seas trips. Trust me, it is doable!

I’ll post the second and third parts of the photo shoot later this week. Hope you like this “Flight” photo shoot! One of my hubby’s hobbies years ago was photography, so he knows how to take pictures and direct a photo shoot. It was nice to work with him on this shoot! What do you think? Do you like this “more creative” photo shoot?



Español: Quiero ser mas creativa con las fotos de Atuendo del Dia, así que mi marido sugirió que fuéramos al hangar a tomar fotos. Aquí esta Parte 1 de 3 de  esta sesión fotográfica. La titule “Vuelo” porque este es el estilo de atuendo que utilizo cuando viajo…y porque tomamos las fotos en el hangar. Por lo regular me pongo un suéter ligero y chamarra o saco dependiendo del destino, y una pashmina que tambien utilizo como bufanda. Estos tacones verdaderamente los utilizo para viajar ya que son cómodos, aun si tengo que caminar largas distancias. Por lo regular también llevo unas sandalias o zapatos de piso estilo balerina en mi bolsa, particularmente en viajes largos, por si necesito cambiarme de zapatos si se me hinchan los pies. Siempre utilizo una maleta chica, del tamaño que puedes subir al vuelo, aun para viajes largos. Los expertos de viaje sugieren que te pongas los zapatos mas bultosos para el vuelo, así no ocupan tanto lugar en la maleta. Y, estos tacones los utilizo para salir a cenar durante nuestro viaje. Trato de ser super practica cuando empaco mi maleta para viajes para poder llevar una maleta chica. Hace varios anos durante un vuelo la aerolínea perdió mi maleta y desde entonces solo uso maletas que puedo subir al avión conmigo, hasta para viajes a otros continentes. Créanme, si es posible!

Durante la semana pondre las partes dos y tres de esta sesión fotográfica. Ojalá les gusten las fotos de la sesión “Vuelo“! Uno de los pasatiempos (hobby) de mi marido hace anos era la fotografía, así que sabe como tomar buenas fotos y dirigir una sesión fotográfica. Me encanto trabajar con el en esta sesión fotográfica! Que te parece? Te gusta esta sesión fotográfica “mas creativa”?

Un abrazo,



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I have been wearing black skinny jeans quite a bit lately, they are easy to mix and match, plus comfortable. The green top is a recent purchase from Banana Republic, it fits me a bit loose around the waist and  doesn’t look very flattering from a peripheral, but hakuna matata, it is comfortable and I like the color. This top is good for warm weather because it is light and sleeveless, and I can easily add a cardigan or light jacket.

Ultimamente, he estado usando pantalones pegados negros seguido, son comodos y faciles de combinar. La blusa verde la compre recientemente en Banana Republic, me queda un poco suelta en la cintura y no favorece tanto de perfil, pero hakuna matata, esta comoda y me gusta el color. Esta blusa es practica para uso en clima calido ya que esta ligera y sin mangas, y facilmente me puedo poner un sueter o chamara ligera.

Top/Blusa: Banana Republic: Pants/Pantalones: Forever 21; Shoes/Zapatos: Coach; Belt/Cinto: Ann Taylor; Purse/Bolsa: Louise Vuitton; Necklaces/Collares: Tiffany & Co. and Ann Taylor; Bracelets/Pulseras: Coach and Tiffany & Co.; Earrings/Aretes: Tiffany & Co.; Sunglasses/Lentes de Sol: Prada

From Casual Friday to Casual Dinner


Hi friends! I am loving the bright pants fashion trend. I will be able to transition some of them into fall and winter with boots and sweaters or jackets. I got these pants recently and have matched them with flats, wedges, and heals (can you tell I love shoes?)…and with multiple tops, work jackets, and cardigans. These will be fun to wear into the winter…..plus they are comfortable, I may even wear them on a flight I have coming up. I wore this outfit to work on Friday, with black wedges, a white jacket, and did not have my pants rolled up at the bottom while at the station. I changed into heals and rolled up my pants for sushi dinner with my husband and his colleagues/friends. Since it was casual Friday, I wore my hair up in a bun, so easy to do and the look is stylized, perfect for a casual Friday at work!

Do you have an bright pants? Share your pics!



Español: Hola amigos! Me encantan los pantalones de colores vivos que están de moda. Voy a poder continuar usando algunos de los pantalones durante el otoño e invierno, con botas y suéteres o sacos. Compre estos pantalones recientemente y los he combinado con zapatos de piso, de tacón corrido, y zapatillas (se nota que me encanta los zapatos?)….y con blusas casuales, de botones, suéteres estilo cardigan, y sacos para el trabajo. Será divertido usar estos pantalones en el invierno…..y son cómodos, quizás hasta me los ponga para un vuelo que tomare pronto. Me puse este atuendo para el trabajo el viernes, con zapatos negros de tacón corrido, un saco blanco, y no me enrolle los pantalones en la bastilla mientras estuve en la televisora. Me puse zapatillas y enrolle la bastilla para una cena de sushi con mi marido y algunos de sus compañeros de trabajo/amigos. Como era viernes casual en el trabajo, me peine con un chongo, sencillo y fácil de hacer, y el cabello se ve estilizado, perfecto para un viernes casual en el trabajo!

Tienes pantalones en colores vivos? Comparte tus fotos!

Un abrazo,



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Today’s Look: Polka Dots


This is a dress that is not only pretty, it is super comfortable to wear! Polka dots & black/white outfits are really in right now! I saw this dress at Target and just had to try it on! Most of my dresses and blouses are usually v-neck or round necklines because they are more flattering, but this one is so cute I made the exception! It met the length and fitted at the waist criteria, so I tried it on. To my surprise, I really liked it! I have worn it about three times for work, for the Opening Night of Film Out – LGBT Film Festival where we gave the welcome on stage, to host an interview, and to attend a reception. As you know, my mind starts visualizing how versatile a dress will be and this one can pretty much be worn year-round, with heals in the summer, and sweater and tights in the winter, or even a cute scarf! It is also work appropriate by adding a cardigan or a suit jacket, and can be used for a casual look with sandals or dinner/cocktails with heals. I am “muy feliz (very happy)” with this dress! And, the price was quite reasonable, around $30 at Target. There was also an option in dark blue .

I matched it with: bright pink belt from Gap, black Marc Fisher heals, a gold tone necklace from Target, and bracelets that are fun to wear from Forever 21. The only thing I suggest is, take off some of the bracelets at work, they are too loud & distracting in meetings (which according to some experts could look unprofessional) and it is uncomfortable to type with so many bracelets on. So, at work, I only wore the purple bracelet which is thicker than the other and put it on my left hand due to the mouse. What do you think about the dress? Do you like the new trends in polka dots? Do you own any dresses in polka dots?



Español: Este vestido no solo es bonito, también es muy cómodo! Las tendencias de ropa con bolitas o lunares, esta muy de moda. Vi este vestido en Target y me lo tuve que probar! La mayoría de mis vestidos son estilos en cuello v o redondo ya que me favorecen mas, pero este esta muy lindo así que hice la excepción. Incluye los criterios de largo y marcado a la cintura, así que me lo medí. Para mi sorpresa, me encanto! me lo he puesto como tres veces para el trabajo, para la Noche de Apertura del Festival de Cine FilmOut donde dimos la bienvenida en el escenario, para conducir una entrevista, y para ir a una recepción. Como saben, mi mente comienza a visualizar que tan versátil será el vestido y si me lo podré poner para varias ocasiones. Este vestido lo es ya que se puede usar prácticamente todo el ano, con zapatillas en el verano, con un suéter y mallas en el invierno, o quizás una bufanda bonita. También es un vestido apropiado para el trabajo agregándole un saco de traje o un suéter, y para una ocasión casual con sandalias o salir a cenar agregándole tacones. Estoy muy feliz con este vestido! Y, el precio fue muy razonable, como $30 en Target. También tenían el vestido en azul.

Lo combine con: cinto rosa fucsia de Gap, zapatillas negras Marc Fisher, un collar en tono dorado de Target, y pulseras de Forever 21. Lo unico que sugiero es que para el trabajo no te dejes todas las pulseras puestas ya que hacen mucho ruido, particularmente en juntas (y los expertos dicen que eso no es profesional) y es incomodo teclear en la computadora con tanta pulsera puesta. Así que, durante mi día de trabajo solo me deje la pulsera morada que es mas ancha y me la puse en la muñeca izquierda debido al mouse.

Que te parece el vestido? Te gusta la tendencia en lunares? Tienes algunos vestidos o blusas en lunares?

Un abrazo,







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At Opening Night –  2013 FilmOut. En Noche de Apertura del Festival de Cine FilmOut 2013.

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Hosting an interview for the 2013 Latino Music Festival. Conduciendo una entrevista para el Festival de Musica Latina 2013.


At Reception for Spirit of the Barrio Fiesta. En Recepcion para Spirit of the Barrio Fiesta.