Hola familia! This year, I decided to take part in getting a Stitch Fix. What is Stitch Fix? It is a company that gives you customized looks by a stylist. This is the fourth Stitch Fix I have received and I did end up purchasing two of the five items that were sent to me. Here are the items I fell in love with.

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Blouse: Jenipher Peplum Blouse via Stitch Fix, Skirt: Banana Republic (old).

Now I have to be up front with you all. At first, I was not too excited for my fix when I opened the box. I had asked my stylist to not add tops in my fix (because I have way too many). So why was I not filled about my fix? Well, my stylist packed two tops in my fix. Nonetheless, I was determined to at least try both tops instead of getting upset. This gorgeous lace top is the Jennipher Peplum Blouse.

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Blouse: Jennipher Peplum Blouse, Jeans: Just Black Amira High Rise Skinny Jeans. Both products via Stitch Fix.

My stylist did a great job in finding a piece that I can use both at work or casually. The lace details give a great romantic look. The material is polyester which is great because it does not wrinkle much like chiffon material. The jeans that are featured these images are also from my Stitch Fix. The jeans are super comfortable. The best part? They are made in America (whoop whoop).

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The featured Banana Republic Watercolor Pencil Skirt is no longer available online. You can still purchase a skirt with this same pattern here.

Stitch Fix is a great service. It’s fun to open the box to see what your stylist selects for you. I like to order fixes once in a while, since the clothes can be a bit pricey for anyone looking to stay on track with their budget. Much like Birchbox, Stitch Fix allows for users to customize their preferences for future purchases. Give StitchFix a try. You might find yourself some pretty interesting pieces to add to your wardrobe.

xo.

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“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring quite often the hard way.” — Pamela Dugdale

I am blessed to have four incredible people in my life. They are my three sisters and my baby brother. When you have as many siblings as I do, there is never a dull moment. Each and every one of us have different talents and personalities. I am extra lucky because each and everyone of my siblings have hearts of gold. It is a lot of pressure to be the oldest of five kids. So today, I dedicated these words to the four people I love most in the world:

  1. Be Yourself. Because each and every one of your are freaking amazing.
  2. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough”. Remember this quote and follow your dreams no matter what.
  3. Find someone that not only loves you but puts YOU first. You all are always taking care of others. You deserve to be treated like royalty.
  4. YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL.
  5. Don’t ever change. Any of you. You all have the best sense of humor and wander. If anyone tries to change anything about you, it’s time to let them go.
  6. Enjoy your money but make sure you always have a savings account set aside for emergencies (and spontaneous adventures).
  7. I am not perfect. So when I mess up, continue to correct me and I promise to continue to do the same.
  8. We are not always going to see eye-to-eye. But never forget: I love you all unconditionally. There is absolutely nothing you can say or do that I cannot forgive (yes, I did quote Jane the Virigin lol).
  9. Take care of yourselves. Seriously. Make sure you are taking your vitamins and excerising (I need to work on this myself).
  10. Finally, thank you for making me the amazing person I am today. All of my success in the past few years is because you all have kept me smiling and laughing.

When you get to your twenties, it’s not just your blood that keeps you grounded. Sometimes, your closest friends also become your sibling as well. To my incredible extended family, thank you for believing and standing by me all these years. All of my siblings bring out the absolute best in me. I am grateful to have family from the Philippines, Italy, Barbados, Honduras and even Ireland. Love you guys! Happy National Siblings Day! <3

xo.

 

 

 

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Hola beautiful world! If there is one piece that every woman needs in her closet, it is a blazer. I understand that a  blazer can be an intimating piece. And if you are petite, finding a blazer that fits your body well can be a challenge. This textured black blazer takes style to a whole new level and will be sure to compliment your small frame.

In these photos, I am wearing a size 2 (petite). So far, the website does not have the blazer available online in petite. I would recommend stopping by your local Banana Republic boutique to see if they have the blazer in stock. If you do not want your trip to Banana Republic to be fruitless, it doesn’t hurt to call the store ahead of time to see if the jacket is in stock.

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Because this blazer is texturized, it gives a great slimming look. The small ruffles on the blazer are what give this blazer an outstanding personality and are not overbearing. Keep in mind that this blazer is made completely out of polyester. When it is time to have the blazer washed, be sure to make sure you get it dry cleaned. A coat like this will get ruined if you try to throw it in the wash.

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Hi everyone! If there is one thing you should know is that I love Disney. A lot. As such, I beyond excited to see Disney’s remake to The Jungle Book.  After seeing Disney’s re-make of Cinderella, it is clear to see that Disney is not going to fall short on this classic film. For any other dedicated fans out there, here is what we are most excited about:

The music.

Disney has promised that there will be a feature of “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You” in this version. While the songs are not the sole premise of the film, it will be fun as a fan to see the songs incorporated into this re-make.

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Image courtesy of Disney. All rights reserved.

Mowgli.

The actor that plays the role of Mowgli, Neel Sethi is sure to offer a stellar performance as an actor. This is his debut as an actor. What is even more impressive? The young actor is performing with nothing in front of him but a camera and a green screen. Critics agree that Sethi brings the character of Mowgli to life in a spectacular performance.

 

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Image courtesy of Disney. All rights reserved.

 

Shere Khan.

Get ready Disney fans! We are going to have a more detailed reason as to why Shere Khan hates man so much. In fact, it is hinted that there is a deeper reason as to why Shere Khan wants to get rid of Mowgli specifically. Plus, he looks as terrifying which is going to make for some great action and suspense.

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Image courtesy of Disney. All rights reserved. 

Breath-taking CGI.

Critics continue to rave about the outstanding CGI in this film. This is probably due to the fact that the film look like it was indeed, filmed in the jungles of India. More so, all of the animals look incredibly real. The attention to details with each of the characters look absolutely amazing.

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Image courtesy of Disney. All rights reserved. 

The Jungle Book was the last film that Walt Disney worked on before he passed. As such, I am looking forward to this revival. The film features an incredible all-star cast. The film is going to give us a new look at a beloved story. Are you excited to see the film?

The Jungle Book is in theaters April 15th.

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Hi beautiful world! Our hair can be extremely difficult to manage. If you have curly hair, you know how real the struggle is. Some days, your hair looks great. Other days, one side of your hair is curlier than the other. Luckily, I have some ways that have helped me manage my curly hair.

Embrace the Curl.

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(Photographer: Anyusha Photography)

I have had people tell me that they hate my curly hair in the past. True story. The fact of the matter is, whether you decide to curl your hair or not, no one’s opinions matter except for yours. That being said, do not spend countless hours burning off the ends of your hair if you feel like have your hair curly for once. Enjoy your curly hair, because it IS beautiful!

Condition, condition, condition.

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(Photographer: Anyusha Photography)

Curly hair needs a little more maintenance than straight hair. It definitely needs more moisture. As such, it does not hurt to use leave-in conditioner to make sure your ends are moisturized. Just be sure to that you completely wash out your leave in conditioner when you are finished. Deep conditioning treatments that are not washed out properly can weight down your hair. This can contribute to un-even curling.

Turn down the heat.

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(Photographer: Anyusha Photography)

Since you have naturally curly hair, put down your curly iron! Rather, use products that will help keep your curl in place without heat. I love Miss Jessie’s Soft Pillow curl hair product because it helps to promote bigger curls. I like to use it with damp hair. Be sure to scrunch your hair to help bounce out your curl. The product smells awesome and it helps moisturize your hair too! How are some ways YOU manage your curly hair? Feel free to let me know!

xo.

 

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