OOTD: Take Home Everywhere

 

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“ When I am far away, sometimes I get homesick. I found this beautiful and incredibly soft tshirt from The Home T, an online shop who donate a portion of profits to the Multiple Schlerosis Research. How awesome is that? With this trendy tshirt, I can keep home, Puerto Rico, close to my heart and also pair it up with a skorts or shorts! During the summer I like to keep things pretty simple and definitely live by the motto: Less is More. A pair of white skorts can be styled with virtually any colour or printed top, therefore, making it a very versatile item of clothing. I also like to be ready for unpredictable weather, and with the Longchamp I do not have to worry about getting my important things wet!”

Shirt: The Home T/Skort: Amazon/Purse: Longchamp Le Pliage/Sunnies: Urban Outfitters/Watch & Photography : Guess *Thanks Nicole ;)*

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OOTD: Floral Prints

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For a fun  night out I opted for a very printed floral romper. It was out of my comfort zone to wear that much print on one piece, but as soon as I put it on, I loved it!  The bright combination of colors and patterns is what brought me to this romper. It was very important for me accessorise accordingly as the romper is the only key item that should grab attention. I paired it with a like-colored purse and neutral black shoes. This romper is very figure hugging and it fits in all the right places! As it falls into the short side, it makes my legs look so much longer and I love it! As for the shoes, I am in love with this pair from New Look! Be on the look out as I will be wearing them quite frequently!   Boohoo is one of our favorite online stores because it offers quality items for very good prices and they ship to the USA! Check them out!

Romper: Boohoo/Shoes: New Look (similar style)/Purse: Zara/Watch: DKNY

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OOTD: Leopard & Green

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For today’s OOTD I throw it back to the end of the summer in London. With the beautiful Wembley Stadium as a backdrop, I decided to spice a leopard print with a pop of color.  The mint color of the blouse and the leopard print, together looked perfect. It gives the right contrasts between prints without looking too overwhelming. The accessories and bag were kept neutral to keep the focus on the clothing. I am definitely looking forward to styling these high waisted trousers more! Happy Weekend! 

Top: Gatsby/Trousers: Zara /Heels: New Look /Purse: Aldo/ Accessories: Primark and Independent Seller in Puerto Rico

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OOTD: Faux Fur & Fringes

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” I got to say I miss cold weather and layering! Living on this beautiful island can sometimes get a little too hot. The weather has been nice to us recently and has calmed and cooled down a bit and I have enjoyed this immensely. For today’s OOTD I decided to break out the leather and the fringes and the faux fur gillets. Hey, go big or go home, right? I just love the neutrality of this outfit and how the turquoise of the statement necklace makes everything come together. I added the little belt to accentuate my waist although it can also be worn loosely. I decided to layer the necklaces because I am a bit obsessed with the little dainty  necklace and the turquoise reminds me of my favorite princess, Pocahontas. I would love to pair this outfit with nude booties, but its not cold enough for that. So on our less than hot nights, I will be throughly enjoying this outfit!”

Top &Pants: Topshop/ Clutch & Fur Vest: ASOS/ Necklaces: Baublebar/ Shoes: New Look

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Black Friday Favorite: Oh My Love

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One thing I loved about living abroad  is all the stores and brands I discovered! They expanded my closet and my fashion knowledge beyond anything I had tried or known before. One of the brands I discovered was Oh my Love! It is an East London brand that creates the most beautiful figure enhancing dresses! I have purchased quite a few items from their collection and they fit me beautifully! Perhaps one of my used items was their grey  padded clutch!

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Oh my Love is holding a 30% off  EVERYTHING sale through Sunday and the best part: THEY HAVE SHIPPING TO THE US! If you are looking for something exclusive and different for this holiday season, an item your friends will fawn over, head over to Oh my Love! Remember to use discount code for 30% off : BACKTOBLACK .

I’ve chosen some of my favorite looks to get you inspired!

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Oh My Love Take Charge Black Mesh Panel Long Sleeve Short Playsuit

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Oh My Love Cross The Line Bottle Green Open Back Midi Dress

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The Fringe Blue Suede Tassle Shoulder Bag

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Empire Green Pendant Collar Necklace

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Oh My Love Lose Yourself Blue & Silver Reverse Sequin Jacket

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Oh My Love Touch It Black Square Neck Peplum Mini Dress

I am very much looking to purchase these gorgeous items  for the holiday season! Happy Shopping!

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OOTD: Stripes & Overalls

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“God knows I love a good striped shirt, and when I came home and raided my sister’s closet, I found this gorgeous striped bodysuit and I knew I had to wear it! It provides both comfort and versatility. For this week’s OOTD I decided to pair the bodysuit with overalls. It is still pretty hot in this lovely island of Puerto Rico,therefore, sunny days out in shorts are very much acceptable. I wore some mid-heel shoes and  let me tell you they are soooo comfy! I also decided to clash prints and added a skinny leopard print belt to clash the snakeskin on my shoes and the stripes. The pop of color is provided by the clutch and accessories were kept minimal!”

Photography: Danny Fernández

Overalls: USC/Shoes: Debenhams/Belt: Gap/Clutch: Poshmark find

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Trends: Mixing Prints

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Recently I have been more open to new fashion adventures and for me, mixing prints is definitely one of them. I always wondered how it was possible to achieve such perfect ensembles with that much difference in patterns and prints. Like everything, mixing prints has its little tricks and secrets. After many hours researching and finding my favorite ones, I am here to share them with you and make your closet filled with endless fashionable possibilities! The first thing to know about mixing prints is that in order to find harmony between the pieces it is important to link them with a common color palette or undertones. Also, a good idea is to combine different textures. If you are unsure of where to start: black and white is always a safe bet. It is important to make a single piece, your key item. Whatever you decide to pair it up with should be a subtler print, in order to achieve harmony and not let the prints become “too much”. It is also very important to accessorise accordingly by adding a solid color item (shoes, handbag, necklace) that will tie your outfit together. My favorite patterns to style are stripes with animal print or florals. As I learn more and feel more confident, I will be diving into the deep end of mixed prints! The best thing about mixing prints is that it can be done during all seasons, from fall through summer! Here are some of my favorite ways of mixing prints! Enjoy, and remember to be bold and dare to be yourself! Fashion is not about faithfully following a certain trend, it is about seeing a trend that you like, and making it your very own! screen-shot-2014-07-28-at-11-11-07-pm I found these useful styling tips from  MadebyGirl and will be incorporating to my wardrobe!

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Photo: Madebygirl

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