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Boutique + Jeggings and Plaid: The Perfect Combination

I'm one of those girls that often finds herself staring at her closet (full of clothes BTW) thinking she has nothing to wear. And, to be honest, I KNOW i'm not the only one. I'm sure you, YES YOU, have also found yourself in that predicament 😹. On one of those occasions I created this outfit. Yes, I know it's a semi-casual outfit, but as much as I have worn each of the pieces individually, I have never ever put them together, and when I did.... Oh, I feel in love! Plus, the heels gave it that perfect pop of color! 

Oh, and let's also talk about these lashes! I LOVE THEM. I think I used them on my previous post too haha. No, I'm not being paid to speak about them, I just wear them too often lol.  These are the Jet Setter lashes from PUR Cosmetics!  

Do you want to see the outfit details? Keep on reading...

Another Twist to my Little Black Dress

It is starting to feel warm and that means that it is time to take out your dresses, skirts, and shorts! This dress from Torrid is an LBD that I have been using non-stop since I got it. It is made from a t-shirt material which makes it cool and perfect for spring and summer!

You have already seen this dress in a previous post on a Casual Park Day Outfit, but this time I wanted to give it a twist by adding this blazer to give it a pop of color!

Back to Blogging: Touch of Yellow

I'm officially back to blogging and I cannot tell you how much I missed it. I missed taking photos for holiday outfits, recording look-books, sharing product swatches etc. But, I'm finally back and I do not plan on leaving again!  🙋

So... Let's Begin!

Fall in California: Suede and Military Green

Plus Size Outfits

I had been looking for a suede style jacket or cardigan for a very long time. Most of the ones I found were not appropriate for California weather as they were mostly heavy. On my last visit to Shimmer I found the PERFECT suede style cardigan. It was everything I wanted, lightweight, cute, fell on the right places, and looks super cute. This is my new favorite fall outfit! 

If you are from San Diego, you MUST visit a Shimmer store. For locations near you click here
But, if you are not from San Diego, do not worry because Shimmer is offering you 30% off your next purchase with code "ALE30." It excludes the $5 sale items, which by the way you MUST check out. Click here to go to the $5 Sale section

Floral Dress and New Hair Color

What's up ladies? Well, the weather in San Diego is finally cooling down as I mentioned in my previous post. That's why I pulled out my favorite leather jacket and this new dress I got from Torrid and paired them together. Plus, I felt like the color went well with my new hair color. I have been loving experimenting with color in my hair; but, unfortunately, not all clothing colors look good with it. 

Falling for Shimmer: My New Favorite Fall Outfit

My favorite season has always been Fall, and in my last visit to the San Diego Chula Vista Shimmer store– a plus size and regular size fashion retailer– I found a lot of pieces that screamed fall outfits! This is the first of many outfits I will be showing you in collaboration with Shimmer

Beach Safety Tips For Your Dog

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Appetites4Life #CollectiveBias

When I was little and lived in Mexico City I always dreamed about the beach. The beach, for me, was a mythical place. Something that I never knew I would be able to see in person. I always wondered how the sand felt, and what touching the sea water was like. It is funny how wishes are granted, I now live a city full of beautiful beaches. I love Mexico City and I miss it dearly, but I cannot phantom living far from the ocean!

I love going to the beach, walking by the shore, and feeling the ocean breeze. I don't know why, but it makes me feel more grounded, more connected to the earth, with life. Vicky also loves going to the beach. My little friend does not only have a strong appetite for the new Beneful Originals made with Real Chicken, she also has an appetite for life, for discovering new places and sensations. 

Whenever we can, we take Vicky to the beach to discover new horizons. In case you do not know, there are many dog friendly beaches; however, it is important to investigate where you are going before heading to the beach with your four legged friend. 

Once you found the perfect location, these are some things you need to consider...