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How to style a puffer vest…

Puffer vest are all the rage this season. I’m sure by now you’ve seen puffer jackets all over social media and clothing stores, so today I’m going to show you 3 ways you can wear the one you’ve been eyeing. The one I’m wearing today is from H&M and it was only $50! I opted for a vest since San Diego Winter’s are honestly never that cold. I chose to go for 3 monochromatic looks so the vest is the item that stands out the most.

2022 winter fashion

The first look is perfect for your 9-5, or maybe a lunch date! I styled some nude slacks with a cute nude blouse, and added a tote bag to keep it casual, and keep the monochromatic look going.

The second look is a casual look you can wear out to run errands, I paired a tan sweatsuit with my white doc’s to give it an edgier look, and sealed the deal with the white puffer, it’s comfortable and it looks like you actually tried!

The last look it’s probably one of my favorites, this is perfect for a date night or a night out with your girls, I wore a black sweater and added some leather pants to give the outfit a little more shape , and finished the outfit with black boots to help my 5’2 frame look longer and of course the star of the show the white puffer vest

H&M Puffer Vest

Self help books to keep you motivated..

I don’t know about you, but I love reading self help books. There’s something about getting lost in someone else’s story that is both incredibly grounding and motivating. Of course, not all self help books are created equal. Some of them are a little too…well, preachy for my taste. But recently I discovered a few gems that have really helped me stay motivated and on track with my goals. In case you’re looking for some reading material that will jump start your own journey to self growth, here are three of my favorite self help books!

Do you want to be more productive in the morning? If so, then this book is for you. Robin Sharma has a way of writing that keeps you entertained and motivated. He understands what we go through as entrepreneurs and how difficult it can be to get up early every day and stay focused on our goals. This book will help motivate you to wake up earlier than ever before, take care of yourself first thing in the morning, and start your day off right with a clear mind! You’ll learn about how important it is not just to set goals but also create habits around those goals so they become part of who we are as people.

Do you feel like your inner badass is hiding behind the fears and self-doubt that have been holding you back? If so, This book is for you. In this book Jen Sincero cuts through the din of financial advice out there today to show us how we can align our own core values with our deepest desires for a more joyful existence. She reminds us that being rich isn’t about having lots of money; it’s about feeling fulfilled on every level spiritually, emotionally and creatively. And she offers an easy process for creating wealth by unleashing our natural ability to attract all those things we really want into our lives. Even if you don’t believe in manifesting it’s a great way to get out of your negative thoughts and believe you can achieve everything you desire!

Lastly, we have Atomic Habits by James Clear, which might be my favorite of the 3. This is a book about creating good habits and breaking bad ones. It’s based on the idea that “tiny changes now, lead to massive results later.” James Clear is an expert in building better habits and making them stick. This book will teach you exactly how to do it, step-by-step. You’ll learn why some people succeed with their goals while others fail (and what separates those who get lasting results). You’ll also learn where most people go wrong when trying to make lasting change, so you can avoid these mistakes yourself! And finally, you’ll see real life examples of simple behaviors that have transformed peoples’ lives.

Mahi-Mahi With Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce

Recipe

Growing up I used to HATE eating fish, so I always thought I just wasn’t a seafood person. Then I started my vegetarian journey for a few years, which was great, but then I went on dialysis and needed to find a way to add more protein into my diet. I knew for a fact I didn’t want to eat any pork or beef. I couldn’t just live off beans and nuts anymore because my phosphorus levels were too high so I started adding more seafood into my diet. I found out I LOVE Mahi-Mahi and salmon! So today I’m going to show you my favorite way to cook Mahi-Mahi.

Here is what you’ll need…

  • Mahi-Mahi fillet
  • Mango lime seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Capers
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Parsley

Pat dry your fish with a paper towel so that when you cook it you get a nice sear on it, and season with mango lime seasoning, a little bit of salt & lots of pepper. Pan sear it in a hot pan with a tablespoon of olive oil till it’s about 60 percent cooked then flip on the other side to finish cooking. While your fish finishes cooking, start on the sauce!

The sauce is super simple and delicious! In a mixing bowl add about 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, chopped parsley, the juice of a whole lemon and half a lime, lastly you want to add some capers and just mix to incorporate everything together. Once your fish is done cooking you’re done! You can pair the fish with a salad and some rice or potato wedges. Enjoy, and tag me in your recreations!

Greek Quinoa Salad

Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good quinoa salad for lunch or dinner! it’s easy to make, filling, refreshing and healthy! today I’m going to show you how I make my go to quinoa Greek salad! You’re going to love it and it literally takes 20 minutes to make, if that!

What you’ll need…

  • Quinoa
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • Fresh parsley
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Oregano
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning (trust me!)

Cook your quinoa, and while it’s cooking start chopping up your veggies & herbs. I personally like to cut mine a little on the thicker side to get a lot of different texture in my salad, but cut as you please. Once you’re done cutting it’s time to start on the dressing! Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, the juice of 1/2 a lemon, oregano and a few sprinkles of everything but the bagel seasoning in a mixing bowl, all you have to do now is mix and enjoy! You can definitely eat it warm if you’d like, but I prefer to let it chill in the fridge for about an hour, and let the quinoa and veggies marinate in the dressing.

I really hope you all enjoyed this recipe, please let me know if you tried it & tag me in your pictures, I’d love to see your recreations!

How To Style Band Tees

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Hi friends, happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week! today I’m going to show you all different ways I style band tees. I love them because they’re so versatile. You can dress them up or down, they’re extremely flattering and comfortable! Definitely a staple piece you should have in your closet. I have done a total of 4 different looks with 3 different tees to show you some variety, but you can recreate any of these looks with one tee. Enjoy!

The Beatles Tee

I love to style my tees with some biker shorts and a cute pair of sneakers for an every day look, you’ll be comfortable and trendy to go on with your day and run your errands! I got this tee at Forever 21, I like it because it’s slightly over sized but still snug enough to keep you looking put together.

The Beatles Tee 2.0

Here I’ve taken that same tee from the last outfit, added some joggers, heels and a cute bag to dress it up. I ALWAYS do a French tuck with all my over sized tops for a more polished look. I would probably wear this outfit to go out to dinner and drinks with the girls!

The Jimi Hendrix Tee

I love to pair up tees with midi skirts! it gives them such a girly feel, I also love how you can play with different patterns and it all just goes together! I bought this tee from Forever 21 as well so it’s super affordable! I decided to elevate the look a little bit with a hat from Urban Outfitters and some crocodile print boots.

The Bon Jovi Tee

Lastly, you can wear your tee as a dress! I told you they’re super versatile! I got this Bon Jovi tee from Urban Outfitters, I love how over sized it fits and the material is thicker than the Forever 21 tees. I paired it with thigh high boots and a cross body bag to add a little more shape.

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The Beatles Tee

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Steve Madden Haul

Shoes

Hello friends!! it’s been a whileeee! I apologize for being so MIA, but quarantine has me feeling drained, and if you’re feeling how I’m feeling. Let me tell you some retail therapy does the trick! I got some amazing new shoes from Steve Madden a month ago, so this haul is long overdue! Regardless here it is with direct links hyperlinked in the pictures, in case you love them as much as I do!

Cairo Camel Suede
THE CAIRO

I love all the shoes I got, but I especially love how versatile these little mules are! You can wear them with jeans and a tee to add a little flair to your outfit or you can pair them up with a skirt for work. The color is perfect to go with pretty much any outfit! These are originally $89 but they’re 50 percent off with the discount code SPRING50.

THE FORTRESS

I LOVE how comfortable these guys are! I’m usually always in some sort of heel because I’m only 5’2 and I need the extra inches to see the rest of the world! Lol, but with these I don’t even care that my eyesight is limited! They are so cute and comfortable! and thanks to the tan color they go with everything!! I usually wear them with cropped boyfriend or mom jeans and an oversized button up or a graphic tee. These are $89 and unfortunately sold out, but you can pre order them to get them in October!

THE CLASSIFY

I honestly just got these because they gave me Yeezy vibes without the Yeezy price, and they are my new favorite pair of heels! They go with so many different outfits, and every time I wear them I get so many compliments on them. Unfortunately these are completely sold out, but I’ve linked some strappy clear heels from ASOS that are just as cute!

THE ROSELITA

I haven’t even been able to wear these yet! I specifically got them to wear them in the Summer because they looked so comfortable. Luckily for me it’s Summer almost all year round in San Diego so I’m sure I’ll wear them into the Fall. I can see these being paired with a simple satin maxi dress, or a cute maxi skirt. These are $80.

THE CAMRYN

I adore a good bootie, I literally adore them so much that when I find a comfortable one I wear it to the ground! and these are so comfortable, and the print is so cute! These go great with some skinny or wide cute jeans and a tee! These are $149.

THE AUDIENCE

The Audience was the last pair I got & like I said, I love a good, comfortable bootie. These are exactly that! the heel is enough to give you a little boost, but small enough to be comfortable enough to wear all day. I love that even though they’re black the shiny material and crocodile print add a more edgy feel to them. These go great with pretty much anything since they hit right at the ankle you can wear them with dresses, skirts or jeans. Go wild! These are $134 but they’re on sale for 50 percent off with the code SPRING50.

7 Tips In Surviving Quarantine

Lifestyle

Hello friends! I hope you’re all staying happy and healthy during this pandemic. It’s been a ride for me, there’s days I feel super happy and productive and others I just want to stay in bed and watch trashy TV to help me forget about real life problems. Regardless, I’m just grateful that my family and I have stayed healthy. Today I’m going to tell you how I’m managing to stay sane through this lockdown and hopefully it helps give you some ideas!

  • STICK TO A SCHEDULE MON-FRI

Even though I don’t usually work a Mon-Fri job, This is the time I’m giving myself that schedule. I have to be somewhat productive those days so I don’t feel bad for staying in bed all day during the weekend. If you’re like me and you’re completely out of a job during this time it’s hard to find ways to stay productive, but there’s definitely ways! here’s what I do…

  • WORKOUT

Release those endorphins!! I try to workout everyday for at least 30 minutes, It doesn’t have to be hard workouts that make you hate life. Some days I just go for long walks and that’s my work out, other days My boyfriend, dog and I will go for a run and then I’ll come home and do some strength training. There are tons of free online workout videos you can follow but my favorite is the FitOn app, if you haven’t heard of it yet you’re about to be hooked! it’s a free app with a ton of different work out videos. They also have different intensities, and all of the trainers do a great job of keeping it fun while still kicking your butt!

  • TRY NEW RECIPES

I don’t know about you but I LOVE cooking new things, I think it’s so therapeutic and you get an instant satisfaction. If you haven’t tried Homechef yet now is the time! They deliver to your door once a week so you don’t even have to go to the grocery store as often and you get everything you need for their recipes, except for salt, oil & pepper. All of their recipes are so delicious and you get to pick and customize your order which is nice since my boyfriend and I don’t eat meat. If you’re not into the whole food delivery services, cooking books are a good way to go I mean yeah, we have Pinterest and Youtube now but there’s something about a good cook book that makes cooking more fun.

  • EAT HEALTHIER

I’m not saying eat a kale salad everyday for lunch and dinner but try to incorporate healthier meals through out the week to keep your body feeling good. When the lockdown first started I was pigging out I felt gross, and even more depressed! So this has definitely helped me feel better and like I’m doing something good for my body. Yes I still eat ice cream and chips, but it’s BALANCE my friends!

  • PICK UP A NEW HOBBY

Try to find a new hobby that doesn’t require any screen time. I’ve discovered that I enjoy puzzling!

  • CATCH UP ON YOUR READING

I LOVE reading, but I felt like I never had time to read because I was always on the go. Now I’ll schedule myself 30-45 minutes a day and I just sit down and read till my alarm goes off and its the most peaceful thing ever!

  • SELF CARE

Lastly schedule some self care time EVERY DAY, 10-30 minutes of doing something to help you feel good! wether it’s stretching, doing a face mask or painting your nails. Figure out what you like. Now is the time to get to know ourselves and really take care of us!

Happy Leap Day!

Brand Deals

Hi Friends! Happy Leap Day! I hope you all have an amazing extra day and go out and do something fun!! If not, you can at least get some shopping done! You know retail stores are always looking for an excuse for sales and what’s a better excuse than an extra day in February. I went ahead and looked up what stores were having these deals and here’s what I found!

-Topshop has 20% off site wide and free shipping with code LEAP20. If you read my last post, you know I LOVE my Topshop jeans, so now is the time to try them!

– Bare Necessities has 29% off on a bunch of styles anddd free 2 day shipping on orders over $70! So you get your goodies ASAP!

– Reebok has a ton of deals starting at $29.99 with code LEAP

– Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite stores! and they are having hundreds of items on sale for $29 or less, plus free shipping on orders over $50!

– The GAP is offering an extra 10% off, which may not sound like a lot but you can tack the extra 10 onto other sales!

3 Most Favorite TopShop Jeans

Styles

I used to never really think too much about jeans, I would just get some that fit and called it a day. Until my coworker introduced me to Topshop jeans and I became obsessed! I swear I bought 4 pairs in one month, I started with one, went back the following week for another one, then the next week I got 2 more! Luckily for me, Topshops in the U.S closed down and now I can control myself and just order what I need online. So today, I’m going to show you my 3 favorite cuts so you can order them and become obsessed yourself!

The Jamie Jeans $70 – BEST skinny jeans EVER! They’re a bit stretchy so they hug you in all the right places & they’re super comfortable. They are also super versatile, you can dress them up with some heels or down with some sneakers. The quality on these is amazing! Well worth the price.

The Hayden Jeans $67- Cutest bf jeans! I’m only 5’2, so when the whole bf jean fad started I couldn’t find any jeans that fit me the right way, till I found these. They’re slightly cropped, so they hit me right above the ankle, and they’re a bit over sized but snug enough to not feel like you’re drowning in them. They are also on sale right now!

The Dad Jeans $75 – These ones are everythingggg, they are straight leg so you can tuck them into some boots for that LA look, you can wear some cute mules with them or even some dad sneakers! They’re also extremely comfortable and they’re mid rise so you can wear them with almost any top!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Gifts

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Happy V-day Friends! I hope you all have a day filled with love and happiness! I know there’s this negative stigma regarding V-day for a lot of people, but I’m here to tell you there shouldn’t be. Take advantage of this fake holiday and show the people you care about some love. I don’t know about you but gifts is definitely one of my love languages. I LOVE receiving and giving gifts, it doesn’t have to be an expensive gift but a thoughtful gift! And today I’m going to give you 5 unisex gift ideas to give your mom, dad, brother, sister, bff or significant other to show them you’ve thought of them today!

If you’re on instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen this book! everyone is reading it and there’s a reason why, it’s amazing! I’m not saying you’re going to be this rich billionaire right after you read it, but you will be a happier person. Author Jen Sincero gives you all these tips to see life in a different perspective, from practicing how to be more grateful, to ways to be more giving!

Hydro Flask water bottles are my favorite! It keeps your water cold for HOURS, so every time you go to get a drink it’s nice and refreshing! I also love the fact that they have different lids for your preference. My favorite one is the wide mouth straw lid.

Beats Solo3 are the best headphones! I’ve had mine for years and they still work amazing. they connect via bluetooth and they stay charged for up to 40 hours! and the sound quality is bomb!

“Alexa, play my playlist” “Alexa, What’s the weather like” “Alexa, how many tablespoons are in a quarter cup” I swear you can ask Alexa anything! I also love how chic the new designs are.

You can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of wine! You and your loved one can open the bottle, play some board games, maybe watch a good show and enjoy some wine and each others company. At the end of the day this is what this holiday is all about. Spending quality time with the ones you love!