HAPPY HOLIDAYS

As the snow slowly kissed the fir trees below, my eyes began to flutter open. Mother nature is keen on the magic of Christmas or so I like to believe. She welcomes December with tiny flakes. The countdown to Christmas has begun. Soon the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting will take place. That's exciting. The city and those who come from near and far will come out to hear music, to stand with strangers, drink apple cider, and watch a tree light up like the north star.

Santa and the elves are up in the North Pole getting ready forb the big day. Children will begin to write their Christmas lists if they haven't already. The shops will be swarming with people in the holiday spirit and those who just want to see the smile on their children's faces. Someone asked me about what I will ask Old St. Nick for Christmas. I haven't made a list yet, but I'll be sure to check it twice when I ndo. I'm not asking for many things this year. I'm wishing upon a star. What I want most for Christmas is to be with my family. Everything else is a bonus during the holiday.

As I sit here with my Cinnamon Apple Spice tea, I take in every moment. The snowflakes are still kissing the fir trees below and the rain has began to coexist with these beautiful crystals. The wind continues to howl slightly and I am still wrapped in a cocoon of a blanket and fuzzy, Christmas socks. Today only marks the first day of the most magical time of year and I am looking forward to it all.

I hope your December is merry and bright. Whether you celebrate Christmas or any other holidays, I hope is your best holiday yet. While the elves are busy at work and Santa is making a list and checking it twice, this is the time to bring joy to the world and find it within oursleves.

Happy holidays to you my friends! The world is about to become a bit more magical. Have you made your list and checked it twice? After all, it is the season of giving. Santa may just be extra nice this year. x

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

As the snow slowly kissed the fir trees below, my eyes began to flutter open. Mother nature is keen on the magic of Christmas or so I like to believe. She welcomes December with tiny flakes. The countdown to Christmas has begun. Soon the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting will take place. That's exciting. The city and those who come from near and far will come out to hear music, to stand with strangers, drink apple cider, and watch a tree light up like the north star.

Santa and the elves are up in the North Pole getting ready forb the big day. Children will begin to write their Christmas lists if they haven't already. The shops will be swarming with people in the holiday spirit and those who just want to see the smile on their children's faces. Someone asked me about what I will ask Old St. Nick for Christmas. I haven't made a list yet, but I'll be sure to check it twice when I ndo. I'm not asking for many things this year. I'm wishing upon a star. What I want most for Christmas is to be with my family. Everything else is a bonus during the holiday.

As I sit here with my Cinnamon Apple Spice tea, I take in every moment. The snowflakes are still kissing the fir trees below and the rain has began to coexist with these beautiful crystals. The wind continues to howl slightly and I am still wrapped in a cocoon of a blanket and fuzzy, Christmas socks. Today only marks the first day of the most magical time of year and I am looking forward to it all.

I hope your December is merry and bright. Whether you celebrate Christmas or any other holidays, I hope is your best holiday yet. While the elves are busy at work and Santa is making a list and checking it twice, this is the time to bring joy to the world and find it within oursleves.

Happy holidays to you my friends! The world is about to become a bit more magical. Have you made your list and checked it twice? After all, it is the season of giving. Santa may just be extra nice this year. x
December 01, 2019
Ever since I was a child, I've wanted to travel this incredible planet and experience people, life, cultures, and anything else the world has to offer. When I was growing up, I promised myself that I would someday travel, no matter how near or far, and see other places outside the state of New York. I'm talking about places like Los Angeles, Bali, and London or places so rich with natural resources it looks untouched by mankind. Being one with the planet is something I've craved my entire life and work every day for the peace that nature offers. Anyways, growing up in a single parent household didn't allow me such luxuries. So, keeping my promise to myself means more to me now more than it ever has. 

Admittingly, I don't get to travel as often as I wish. I'd love to drop everything and become a vagabond (literal goals), but I have other dreams like studying English and art. I'm a full-time student with a part-time job. My travels are usually reserved for my birthday or concerts, but both events are far and few in between. University and my job doesn't allow me much time off and most times I crave it. Even when my savings account doesn't agree with my spontaneous trips I rememeber that life's too short. 
Way back in January I was frustrated at work and feeling anxious about the new semester. I'm always thinking about how short life is. This is one of the reasons why I have so much anxiety. As I said before, part of me wants to become a vagabond and the other enjoys studying at university and her city life. It just so happens that when I have one, I always want the other. My professor can be in the middle of a lecture about Milton, but I'm thinking of my own paradise. When I'm in paradise, I get the academic version of homesickness. I always want to go back. With that being said, I tell myself that I can balance. I can feel the sand in my toes, smell the fresh air of rainforests, and see all of these cities while making it on time to my 8 a.m. class the next day.

Having to feel split in two by parts of me makes me feel stressed and anxious. Am I living my best life? Am I living it to the fullest? Do I go on enough adventures? Did I give the semester my all? The pre-academic anxiety brought more anxiety to the party. Mix the pre-academic anxiety with my frustrations at work and a real need to be somewhere else. That sums up how I ended up with a full itinerary in Philadephia. 
There was something truly important that I wished to do while in this historical city. It's something that I've wanted to do every time I've ever visited Philadelphia. I had to visit the Philadephia Museum of Art. As an art history student and an art lover, I had to see what this museum had to offer. I'm a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's truly my favorite museum I've visited thus far. I hold museums to very high standards. It was no surprise that the Philadelphia Museum of Art met those standards.

There was just one issue while I was at the museum: there was only twenty minutes until the doors closed. Naturally, I took in everything I can as fast I can. The first thing I stopped to see was the Fabulous Fashion exhibit. (Mom, if you're reading this, I want those shoes.) Fashion has always been a form of art. The clothes and the accessories all alike. The MET had the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibit last year and it was exquisite. I had to see what this museum had to offer. I was in awe of everything. My favorite piece from this collection was the shoes photographed above. I carefully look at each piece on display, but the shoes captured my attention. I didn't want to walk away. They are gorgeous. 
As I exited the exhibit, I was met by the grand staircase again. Diana, a sixteen-foot statue by Augustine Saint-Gaudens, is hard to miss as it quietly dominates and centers the grand hall and staircase. It was like a siren calling to me from the sea. I walked towards the statue in a trance. The grand staircase is directly in front of the entrance. The entire room was illuminated like it was golden hour and the light rested beautifully on Diana. By the time I reached the top of the stairs, I had to take a moment to huff and puff and to shake off the trance I was in. I realized that it was crunch time. What did I need to see more? Was it European art or the armor room that was adjacent to the European art. The answer was obvious. European art is my absolute favorite. I walked into the first room of the exhibit to be engulfed by beauty.

The first room was very blue and filled with gold. From the painting itself to the frame to the chest before it, I was amazed by its beauty. Admittingly, the painitng made me giggle. It was probably because of the giant wreath and small head. I also couldn't figure out the story the artist was trying to tell. Something kept telling me that I should know but nothing crossed my mind. Maybe it's becuase I finally began to thaw out.
Sculptures are one of my favorite mediums for artistic expression. It never seize to be amazed by how the artist manages to create such intimate and elaborate details with marble. If you've ever seen Gian Lorenzo Bernini's St. Peter's Baldachin, then you'd understand how breathtaking sculptures can be. Sometimes sculptures aren't as extravogent. Sometimes they are more intimate. The sculptures I had first encountered were in fact intimate. The first sculpture of the boy with a leave over his private area was my favorite of the two shown. It's all about the details. 

As I continued to maneuver through the museums, a room fit for a princess stole my heart. There was gold everywhere. I'm talking about the mirrors, chandelier, and the details on the wall. I fell madly in love with this room. I had to take a selfie and pretend I was a princess during this era who had managed to to get her hands on a cellphone. Forgive me. That doesn't make sense. My imagination tends to run wild. 
As I continued on I found hidden mirrors and a mint green room that made me want to twirl in circles in a big poofy dress. The art in the room was beautfiul, but the room itself made me romanticize about being a noble's daughter. I kind of like the idea of living in a room this big.

Unfortunately, I was unable to see all that I wished to see. The museum is big and I had very little time. As the employees made their rounds to notify those who lingered that the museum is closed, I stood at the very top of the grand staircase, in front of the beautiful Diana statue, I took it all in. I a few hours left until my bus arrived to take me back to the Big Apple. I was hungry and it was freezing out.

The Philadelphia museum of art is a dreamy place where the art lover that I am lives and romanticizes about stories these artist retold in so many different ways. It's been almost a year since I've been to this museum, but I can't wait to return. This time I'll be more prepared and aware of what I wish to accomplish. Despite nearly freezing to death and my account being frozen for the next twenty-four hours, this trip was a success and I do it again. x

MY SOLO TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA

Ever since I was a child, I've wanted to travel this incredible planet and experience people, life, cultures, and anything else the world has to offer. When I was growing up, I promised myself that I would someday travel, no matter how near or far, and see other places outside the state of New York. I'm talking about places like Los Angeles, Bali, and London or places so rich with natural resources it looks untouched by mankind. Being one with the planet is something I've craved my entire life and work every day for the peace that nature offers. Anyways, growing up in a single parent household didn't allow me such luxuries. So, keeping my promise to myself means more to me now more than it ever has. 

Admittingly, I don't get to travel as often as I wish. I'd love to drop everything and become a vagabond (literal goals), but I have other dreams like studying English and art. I'm a full-time student with a part-time job. My travels are usually reserved for my birthday or concerts, but both events are far and few in between. University and my job doesn't allow me much time off and most times I crave it. Even when my savings account doesn't agree with my spontaneous trips I rememeber that life's too short. 
Way back in January I was frustrated at work and feeling anxious about the new semester. I'm always thinking about how short life is. This is one of the reasons why I have so much anxiety. As I said before, part of me wants to become a vagabond and the other enjoys studying at university and her city life. It just so happens that when I have one, I always want the other. My professor can be in the middle of a lecture about Milton, but I'm thinking of my own paradise. When I'm in paradise, I get the academic version of homesickness. I always want to go back. With that being said, I tell myself that I can balance. I can feel the sand in my toes, smell the fresh air of rainforests, and see all of these cities while making it on time to my 8 a.m. class the next day.

Having to feel split in two by parts of me makes me feel stressed and anxious. Am I living my best life? Am I living it to the fullest? Do I go on enough adventures? Did I give the semester my all? The pre-academic anxiety brought more anxiety to the party. Mix the pre-academic anxiety with my frustrations at work and a real need to be somewhere else. That sums up how I ended up with a full itinerary in Philadephia. 
There was something truly important that I wished to do while in this historical city. It's something that I've wanted to do every time I've ever visited Philadelphia. I had to visit the Philadephia Museum of Art. As an art history student and an art lover, I had to see what this museum had to offer. I'm a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's truly my favorite museum I've visited thus far. I hold museums to very high standards. It was no surprise that the Philadelphia Museum of Art met those standards.

There was just one issue while I was at the museum: there was only twenty minutes until the doors closed. Naturally, I took in everything I can as fast I can. The first thing I stopped to see was the Fabulous Fashion exhibit. (Mom, if you're reading this, I want those shoes.) Fashion has always been a form of art. The clothes and the accessories all alike. The MET had the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibit last year and it was exquisite. I had to see what this museum had to offer. I was in awe of everything. My favorite piece from this collection was the shoes photographed above. I carefully look at each piece on display, but the shoes captured my attention. I didn't want to walk away. They are gorgeous. 
As I exited the exhibit, I was met by the grand staircase again. Diana, a sixteen-foot statue by Augustine Saint-Gaudens, is hard to miss as it quietly dominates and centers the grand hall and staircase. It was like a siren calling to me from the sea. I walked towards the statue in a trance. The grand staircase is directly in front of the entrance. The entire room was illuminated like it was golden hour and the light rested beautifully on Diana. By the time I reached the top of the stairs, I had to take a moment to huff and puff and to shake off the trance I was in. I realized that it was crunch time. What did I need to see more? Was it European art or the armor room that was adjacent to the European art. The answer was obvious. European art is my absolute favorite. I walked into the first room of the exhibit to be engulfed by beauty.

The first room was very blue and filled with gold. From the painting itself to the frame to the chest before it, I was amazed by its beauty. Admittingly, the painitng made me giggle. It was probably because of the giant wreath and small head. I also couldn't figure out the story the artist was trying to tell. Something kept telling me that I should know but nothing crossed my mind. Maybe it's becuase I finally began to thaw out.
Sculptures are one of my favorite mediums for artistic expression. It never seize to be amazed by how the artist manages to create such intimate and elaborate details with marble. If you've ever seen Gian Lorenzo Bernini's St. Peter's Baldachin, then you'd understand how breathtaking sculptures can be. Sometimes sculptures aren't as extravogent. Sometimes they are more intimate. The sculptures I had first encountered were in fact intimate. The first sculpture of the boy with a leave over his private area was my favorite of the two shown. It's all about the details. 

As I continued to maneuver through the museums, a room fit for a princess stole my heart. There was gold everywhere. I'm talking about the mirrors, chandelier, and the details on the wall. I fell madly in love with this room. I had to take a selfie and pretend I was a princess during this era who had managed to to get her hands on a cellphone. Forgive me. That doesn't make sense. My imagination tends to run wild. 
As I continued on I found hidden mirrors and a mint green room that made me want to twirl in circles in a big poofy dress. The art in the room was beautfiul, but the room itself made me romanticize about being a noble's daughter. I kind of like the idea of living in a room this big.

Unfortunately, I was unable to see all that I wished to see. The museum is big and I had very little time. As the employees made their rounds to notify those who lingered that the museum is closed, I stood at the very top of the grand staircase, in front of the beautiful Diana statue, I took it all in. I a few hours left until my bus arrived to take me back to the Big Apple. I was hungry and it was freezing out.

The Philadelphia museum of art is a dreamy place where the art lover that I am lives and romanticizes about stories these artist retold in so many different ways. It's been almost a year since I've been to this museum, but I can't wait to return. This time I'll be more prepared and aware of what I wish to accomplish. Despite nearly freezing to death and my account being frozen for the next twenty-four hours, this trip was a success and I do it again. x
November 25, 2019

AMONGST THE CHAOS I FIND PEACE

Lately, things have been chaotic. I'm in the process of looking for my first apartment. I've started a new job. I'm looking for a second job just to keep busy. I'm working on creating and publishing posts regularly. My family and I have started our pre-holiday festivities. I'm also going back and forth with my university because I want to graduate early. As I said before, life is chaotic.

Today is a gloomy Sunday. The rain is pattering on the roof and windows. The streets are empty. Luke Bryan's new song is quietly playing through my speakers and I am sipping on a large cup of Cinnamon Apple Spiced tea. I've been thinking a lot lately. What have I been thinking about?

  1. I've been thinking about things both big and small. The thought of being on my own for the first time is both scary and thrilling. There's nothing like having a place to call one's own. It makes me nervous, but I am ready. I am ready for this new chapter in my life. I may even start a home/apartment section on my blog once I have my own space.
  2. Negativity has been around me lately. I was dealing with someone who is completely toxic to theirself and other people. I had spent quite some time stressing over the negativity. My anxiety attacks became frequent. Then suddenly everything came to a halt. I spent so much time drowning in toxicity and negativity that I forgot to swim. I do not believe in spreading negative energy. I want to make a person smile when we meet. I never want to be the reason for anyone to shed a tear. When I remembered that my positivity is stronger than any negativity, I started swimming until I was away from all of the negativity. I've officially cast all of the negativity and toxicity out of my life. Life is good again.
  3. 2019 has been a very epic year. I've had many opportunities and countless blessings in 2019. I think about how I've managed to do such wonderful things like travel and experience summer like never before. I think about the autumnal activities I'm enjoying. I think about spring and how magical it was. Last winter may have been warm, but New York was still a snowless wonderland. The seasons have been good to me. 2019 has been really good to me. It has had its own plot twists. It may have had some tough moments, but 2019 has been one of my best years and I'm excited for a new year.
Life has been chaotic lately. I am still growing. I am moving into a new chapter. I am finding my way even through negativity and I still manage to come out on top. I am twenty-five and happier than I have ever been.

What have you been thinking about?

AMONGST THE CHAOS I FIND PEACE

AMONGST THE CHAOS I FIND PEACE

Lately, things have been chaotic. I'm in the process of looking for my first apartment. I've started a new job. I'm looking for a second job just to keep busy. I'm working on creating and publishing posts regularly. My family and I have started our pre-holiday festivities. I'm also going back and forth with my university because I want to graduate early. As I said before, life is chaotic.

Today is a gloomy Sunday. The rain is pattering on the roof and windows. The streets are empty. Luke Bryan's new song is quietly playing through my speakers and I am sipping on a large cup of Cinnamon Apple Spiced tea. I've been thinking a lot lately. What have I been thinking about?

  1. I've been thinking about things both big and small. The thought of being on my own for the first time is both scary and thrilling. There's nothing like having a place to call one's own. It makes me nervous, but I am ready. I am ready for this new chapter in my life. I may even start a home/apartment section on my blog once I have my own space.
  2. Negativity has been around me lately. I was dealing with someone who is completely toxic to theirself and other people. I had spent quite some time stressing over the negativity. My anxiety attacks became frequent. Then suddenly everything came to a halt. I spent so much time drowning in toxicity and negativity that I forgot to swim. I do not believe in spreading negative energy. I want to make a person smile when we meet. I never want to be the reason for anyone to shed a tear. When I remembered that my positivity is stronger than any negativity, I started swimming until I was away from all of the negativity. I've officially cast all of the negativity and toxicity out of my life. Life is good again.
  3. 2019 has been a very epic year. I've had many opportunities and countless blessings in 2019. I think about how I've managed to do such wonderful things like travel and experience summer like never before. I think about the autumnal activities I'm enjoying. I think about spring and how magical it was. Last winter may have been warm, but New York was still a snowless wonderland. The seasons have been good to me. 2019 has been really good to me. It has had its own plot twists. It may have had some tough moments, but 2019 has been one of my best years and I'm excited for a new year.
Life has been chaotic lately. I am still growing. I am moving into a new chapter. I am finding my way even through negativity and I still manage to come out on top. I am twenty-five and happier than I have ever been.

What have you been thinking about?

October 27, 2019

D.C. AND I HAVE HISTORY

In 2014, my best friend and I visited Washington D.C. for the first time. It was freezing. Our sole purpose for being in the country's capital was for a band. They call themselves The 1975. That night was a night to remember. It hadn't been a good year for me. I had been battling depression for years. I was at my breaking point. 2014 was one of the toughest years of my life. On December 2, 2014, my world would change in a cinematic way. Something magical happened that night. I became a riot.

My first trip to D.C. was very cold and almost traumatizing. I had just lost my job and couldn't afford to go. I hadn't known a D.C. winter before my arrival. I was ill-prepared for that winter day and night. We walked the long way to the venue because we couldn't find any monuments. We had fun on our way to the venue. Then night fell.

The night had become so cold that my toes felt like frostbite began to form. My best friend and I waited on the line outside of Echostage. We were enthusiastic. At the same time, I was ready to walk off the line because I went from simply shivering to convulsing where I stood. The moment we got inside the venue, we began to sweat instantly. It was a sauna. The general admission show would wound up being a show where concert-goers would begin to pass out like the domino effect.

Fast forward halfway through the show. The time came for the band to perform "Robbers." Matty sang "be a riot 'cause I know you" and something shifted inside of me. I had spent half the show crying. Then Matty sang that lyric and it had been the first step to curing my depression. It was like he has sung directly to me. That shift felt like an earthquake coming from within. I wanted to be a riot.

We made our way back to the bus terminal when the show was over. My best friend remained alert while I fell asleep on the floor waiting for a bus. We were waiting for a 5 a.m. bus but managed to talk the driver into letting us on the midnight bus. We were cold, hungry, and tired. At that moment I had enough of Washington D.C.

 BACK TO D.C., WE GO

Although the second time's the charm,  my first experience in D.C. made me want to stay away from the nation's capital.  Regardless of my feelings, my best friend bought two tickets to see The 1975 again. Admittingly, I started the day less than thrilled. I didn't want to go back, but I put on my big girl pants (slip dress) on and tried to keep an open mind. The ride there made me antsy, but that's not unusual. First stop, food. Second stop, adventure.

During our first trip to D.C., we didn't get to see any monuments. It's only fair that we made it our business to do so this time around. Because I had been back to D.C. a second time to visit monuments with my university, I remembered how to get there. After we ate, my attitude had begun to take a turn for the better. I tried to keep an open mind.

I was so excited to see the monuments on a warm day. I have only ever had cold experiences in this city. The Lincoln Memorial has been a favorite since I was child. It's the one we see in movies. It's the one that makes the earth look small. I was more than excited to be back and say hi to President Lincoln. I was also excited to see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. I took a couple of fun photos and then mimicked his pose. Thank you for everything you've done Mr. King. I salute you. We saw many other monuments on our walk towards the venue where the concert was being held. I began to see D.C. differently. The District of Columbia isn't bad when one is properly prepared. I would go again sometime.

THIS IS THE ANTHEM

When we arrived at the venue, there was a massive line that was practically taking over the water front. We didn't want to wait in such a long line. We were too excited to get in and see our favorite band again. We managed to get passed a rude security guard to ask someone who seemed to want to help. It turns out that our tickets allowed us to get in before the line.

Once we got past security screening, my eye popped wide open. It was my younger emo self's dream venue. I may have become more excited about the venue than the band in that moment. Once again we need more food. After we ordered vegan chilli dogs, we went to find our seat. They had the perfect view. They were high, but they weren't nose bleed seats. In fact, our seats hovered above the staged and and was situated next to the stage. We would find out that we had amazing seats and we could see everything clearly.

There were two opening bands for The 1975. Both bands had me dancing in circles. I was unfamiliar with the first, but had managd to hear music from the second band. The party really started when The 1975 hit the stage. The visuals for each song had me mesmorized. Matty, the lead singer, danced around the stage with his dancers and for fun. All I truly needed was to hear my favorite songs. He even blessed the audience with a song he hasn't played in a long time. According to him, that song is played special for D.C.'s grunge scene. That night is a night I'll never forget. Thank you to the band and my best friend. This trip wouldn't have happened without her.

On December 4, 2014, Matty sang, "Be a riot 'cause I know you." Something stirred inside me and brought me back to life that night. Five years later, I saw my favorite band for the third time with fire in my soul. I am a riot. D.C. was a riot and life is but a dream in those moments.

I've always followed the music and the music has always given me a new adventure. I can't wait to see where we go next.

A QUICK TRIP BACK TO WASHINGTON D.C.

D.C. AND I HAVE HISTORY

In 2014, my best friend and I visited Washington D.C. for the first time. It was freezing. Our sole purpose for being in the country's capital was for a band. They call themselves The 1975. That night was a night to remember. It hadn't been a good year for me. I had been battling depression for years. I was at my breaking point. 2014 was one of the toughest years of my life. On December 2, 2014, my world would change in a cinematic way. Something magical happened that night. I became a riot.

My first trip to D.C. was very cold and almost traumatizing. I had just lost my job and couldn't afford to go. I hadn't known a D.C. winter before my arrival. I was ill-prepared for that winter day and night. We walked the long way to the venue because we couldn't find any monuments. We had fun on our way to the venue. Then night fell.

The night had become so cold that my toes felt like frostbite began to form. My best friend and I waited on the line outside of Echostage. We were enthusiastic. At the same time, I was ready to walk off the line because I went from simply shivering to convulsing where I stood. The moment we got inside the venue, we began to sweat instantly. It was a sauna. The general admission show would wound up being a show where concert-goers would begin to pass out like the domino effect.

Fast forward halfway through the show. The time came for the band to perform "Robbers." Matty sang "be a riot 'cause I know you" and something shifted inside of me. I had spent half the show crying. Then Matty sang that lyric and it had been the first step to curing my depression. It was like he has sung directly to me. That shift felt like an earthquake coming from within. I wanted to be a riot.

We made our way back to the bus terminal when the show was over. My best friend remained alert while I fell asleep on the floor waiting for a bus. We were waiting for a 5 a.m. bus but managed to talk the driver into letting us on the midnight bus. We were cold, hungry, and tired. At that moment I had enough of Washington D.C.

 BACK TO D.C., WE GO

Although the second time's the charm,  my first experience in D.C. made me want to stay away from the nation's capital.  Regardless of my feelings, my best friend bought two tickets to see The 1975 again. Admittingly, I started the day less than thrilled. I didn't want to go back, but I put on my big girl pants (slip dress) on and tried to keep an open mind. The ride there made me antsy, but that's not unusual. First stop, food. Second stop, adventure.

During our first trip to D.C., we didn't get to see any monuments. It's only fair that we made it our business to do so this time around. Because I had been back to D.C. a second time to visit monuments with my university, I remembered how to get there. After we ate, my attitude had begun to take a turn for the better. I tried to keep an open mind.

I was so excited to see the monuments on a warm day. I have only ever had cold experiences in this city. The Lincoln Memorial has been a favorite since I was child. It's the one we see in movies. It's the one that makes the earth look small. I was more than excited to be back and say hi to President Lincoln. I was also excited to see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. I took a couple of fun photos and then mimicked his pose. Thank you for everything you've done Mr. King. I salute you. We saw many other monuments on our walk towards the venue where the concert was being held. I began to see D.C. differently. The District of Columbia isn't bad when one is properly prepared. I would go again sometime.

THIS IS THE ANTHEM

When we arrived at the venue, there was a massive line that was practically taking over the water front. We didn't want to wait in such a long line. We were too excited to get in and see our favorite band again. We managed to get passed a rude security guard to ask someone who seemed to want to help. It turns out that our tickets allowed us to get in before the line.

Once we got past security screening, my eye popped wide open. It was my younger emo self's dream venue. I may have become more excited about the venue than the band in that moment. Once again we need more food. After we ordered vegan chilli dogs, we went to find our seat. They had the perfect view. They were high, but they weren't nose bleed seats. In fact, our seats hovered above the staged and and was situated next to the stage. We would find out that we had amazing seats and we could see everything clearly.

There were two opening bands for The 1975. Both bands had me dancing in circles. I was unfamiliar with the first, but had managd to hear music from the second band. The party really started when The 1975 hit the stage. The visuals for each song had me mesmorized. Matty, the lead singer, danced around the stage with his dancers and for fun. All I truly needed was to hear my favorite songs. He even blessed the audience with a song he hasn't played in a long time. According to him, that song is played special for D.C.'s grunge scene. That night is a night I'll never forget. Thank you to the band and my best friend. This trip wouldn't have happened without her.

On December 4, 2014, Matty sang, "Be a riot 'cause I know you." Something stirred inside me and brought me back to life that night. Five years later, I saw my favorite band for the third time with fire in my soul. I am a riot. D.C. was a riot and life is but a dream in those moments.

I've always followed the music and the music has always given me a new adventure. I can't wait to see where we go next.
October 21, 2019

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING

As I wrote MY "BER" MOTHS GOALS, I began to make a plan to make the necessary changes in my life. I began to feel inspired again. I became hungry to work for a better tomorrow. I want more in life. There are steps that I need to take in order to make that happen. There are things I still need to learn. I still need to grow as a person. No matter what happens or how it happens, it needs to happen. As an individual, setting goals and achieving them makes me feel like a badass boss lady. Despite needing to take certain steps, learn more, and grow more as a person, I know that I need to take a leap of faith when necessary. That's how my new beginning started so quickly.

One of my "Ber" month goals was to get my finances in order. All I really wanted to do was find a suitable bank for me. I, and forgive me for lack of a better term, may have killed two birds with one stone. I have been miserable with my current position at my job. I have been extremely unhappy. I have wanted to quit for quite some time now. I don't want to be there anymore. While I enjoy working with the people I do, I no longer enjoy the company. Misery loves company and I refuse to be miserable any longer.

I began applying to jobs with similar positions in hopes that I can go somewhere new. I want to be the new girl again and feel that excitement that I use to get when going to work. The day after I applied, I got an e-mail to come in for an interview the next day. The interview was unconventional. It was like a personality test. I enjoyed it. When it was over, I went for a walk down Fifth Avenue. About five minutes after I left the interview, I received an e-mail from the company. I got the job. I have orientation next week and I'm excited to start. I'm excited to put my two weeks notice in. I'm excited about the challenges ahead. Not to mention my new job is in the center of all the festivities during the holidays. Can you hear my excitement?

So, you might ask me what does that have to do with my "Ber" months goal. Well, I got a higher paying job with a company I love and grown-up loving. I also got my finances together by finding a bank that works for me. This bank has interest rates that help my checking and savings accounts grow as I continue to make deposits. Life feels good and in order at the moment. I'm happy.

Thanks for letting me ramble on with this unplanned, unedited post. I'm so excited for what to come. I can't wait to start at my new job. What are you excited about?

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING

As I wrote MY "BER" MOTHS GOALS, I began to make a plan to make the necessary changes in my life. I began to feel inspired again. I became hungry to work for a better tomorrow. I want more in life. There are steps that I need to take in order to make that happen. There are things I still need to learn. I still need to grow as a person. No matter what happens or how it happens, it needs to happen. As an individual, setting goals and achieving them makes me feel like a badass boss lady. Despite needing to take certain steps, learn more, and grow more as a person, I know that I need to take a leap of faith when necessary. That's how my new beginning started so quickly.

One of my "Ber" month goals was to get my finances in order. All I really wanted to do was find a suitable bank for me. I, and forgive me for lack of a better term, may have killed two birds with one stone. I have been miserable with my current position at my job. I have been extremely unhappy. I have wanted to quit for quite some time now. I don't want to be there anymore. While I enjoy working with the people I do, I no longer enjoy the company. Misery loves company and I refuse to be miserable any longer.

I began applying to jobs with similar positions in hopes that I can go somewhere new. I want to be the new girl again and feel that excitement that I use to get when going to work. The day after I applied, I got an e-mail to come in for an interview the next day. The interview was unconventional. It was like a personality test. I enjoyed it. When it was over, I went for a walk down Fifth Avenue. About five minutes after I left the interview, I received an e-mail from the company. I got the job. I have orientation next week and I'm excited to start. I'm excited to put my two weeks notice in. I'm excited about the challenges ahead. Not to mention my new job is in the center of all the festivities during the holidays. Can you hear my excitement?

So, you might ask me what does that have to do with my "Ber" months goal. Well, I got a higher paying job with a company I love and grown-up loving. I also got my finances together by finding a bank that works for me. This bank has interest rates that help my checking and savings accounts grow as I continue to make deposits. Life feels good and in order at the moment. I'm happy.

Thanks for letting me ramble on with this unplanned, unedited post. I'm so excited for what to come. I can't wait to start at my new job. What are you excited about?
October 14, 2019


Hello, October! Depending on how you view things, there are three months left in the year. September is already over. Autumn has officially started. The best part of it all is that the holidays are on its way. What's not to love? As I take a look back on the past nine months, I look back with a smile on the things I managed to do. My biggest goal was to go back home to Puerto Rico this summer. Mission accomplished.

This summer I took more chances than I can count. I had many first time experiences. I did what I do every year. I lived my best life. With summer vacation being over and the world is seemingly getting back to business, I thought I'd write out some things that I wish to accomplish.

 

Get my finances in order.

From switching my bank to one with better interest rates to prioritizing what I spend my money on and how I spend my money are a few things I need to get together. These days banks charge a lot for their services. They take from the customer and don't really give much in return. In my mind, a bank should help their customers grow instead of trying to take their hard-earned money. With that being said, I've done my research. I found that there are banks without fees. I also found that these banks have interest rates that will help your account grow every month. That's music to my ears. With a little more research, I'll have a final decision soon. Fingers crossed.

As for my spending habits, I seem to have gotten into the habit of going over budget and spending money on unnecessary things. For example, I saw ta pair of forest green heels that I fell instantly in love with. I don't own anything forest green, but I bought the shoes anyway. Then to top it off, I bought the same pair in black and I bought forest green dresses just because I wanted the forest green shoes. I'd like to break this new habit and slow down on the amount of shopping I do. I enjoy the fact that my wardrobe is made of key and staple pieces with the occasion "treat yourself" item.

Cleaning out my wardrobe.

Every season there are clothes that I outgrow and every year I donate those clothes. It's that time of year again. As I was packing for a girl's weekend, I realized that I have things that I've not worn or seen in a while. As usual, I overlook things and find them eventually. I've got some bins to go through. I'm quite excited to donate these items and make space in my wardrobe. Just like every girl on the go, I will pencil this year's autumnal cleaning in and try to be as thorough as I can without overlooking bins of clothes. Wish me luck!

I took the semester off.

I have come to the conclusion that my experience at university has been at my very own pace which isn't really a bad thing. Last semester was extremely stressful. I took more classes than I could handle in hopes that I would graduate faster. The results of that heavy load were one anxiety attack too many and a semester off so I can be one hundred percent ready to take on whatever the semester throws my way. My goal is to go to my university and sign up for the spring semester. I'm actually quite excited. Although, this may only be true because I'm not stressed out by the autumn semester.

I want to book another trip.

In July, I spent time in Puerto Rico and I fell in love with being on a plain. After the holidays, I plan on going on a vacation, but I want to do something before that. I want to go on a few weekend trips somewhere. I want to go somewhere festive because the holidays are coming. I want to go somewhere warm because, by the time December is here, I am over winter and just want to spend Christmas on a beach. Lastly, I'd like to take a spontaneous trip somewhere. I don't know where or what I wish to do while I'm there, but that's what I want to do. This may contradict my plans to get my finances in order, but I am a traveler. I love being somewhere new and it's time for me to go.

Places to Construe

Places to Construe is my other blog for my inner bibliophile. It's been on hold for a while because I haven't had time to read and write out reviews. It's time I get back to it. I enjoy writing reviews, sharing my thoughts, recommending literature, and conversing with you about all things books (fashion and lifestyle on this blog). So stay tuned for that. I'm going to make sure I have a book with me at all times. No more excuses.

Actions speak louder than words and I am excited to turn my words into action. What are your "ber" months goals?


MY "BER" MONTHS GOALS



Hello, October! Depending on how you view things, there are three months left in the year. September is already over. Autumn has officially started. The best part of it all is that the holidays are on its way. What's not to love? As I take a look back on the past nine months, I look back with a smile on the things I managed to do. My biggest goal was to go back home to Puerto Rico this summer. Mission accomplished.

This summer I took more chances than I can count. I had many first time experiences. I did what I do every year. I lived my best life. With summer vacation being over and the world is seemingly getting back to business, I thought I'd write out some things that I wish to accomplish.

 

Get my finances in order.

From switching my bank to one with better interest rates to prioritizing what I spend my money on and how I spend my money are a few things I need to get together. These days banks charge a lot for their services. They take from the customer and don't really give much in return. In my mind, a bank should help their customers grow instead of trying to take their hard-earned money. With that being said, I've done my research. I found that there are banks without fees. I also found that these banks have interest rates that will help your account grow every month. That's music to my ears. With a little more research, I'll have a final decision soon. Fingers crossed.

As for my spending habits, I seem to have gotten into the habit of going over budget and spending money on unnecessary things. For example, I saw ta pair of forest green heels that I fell instantly in love with. I don't own anything forest green, but I bought the shoes anyway. Then to top it off, I bought the same pair in black and I bought forest green dresses just because I wanted the forest green shoes. I'd like to break this new habit and slow down on the amount of shopping I do. I enjoy the fact that my wardrobe is made of key and staple pieces with the occasion "treat yourself" item.

Cleaning out my wardrobe.

Every season there are clothes that I outgrow and every year I donate those clothes. It's that time of year again. As I was packing for a girl's weekend, I realized that I have things that I've not worn or seen in a while. As usual, I overlook things and find them eventually. I've got some bins to go through. I'm quite excited to donate these items and make space in my wardrobe. Just like every girl on the go, I will pencil this year's autumnal cleaning in and try to be as thorough as I can without overlooking bins of clothes. Wish me luck!

I took the semester off.

I have come to the conclusion that my experience at university has been at my very own pace which isn't really a bad thing. Last semester was extremely stressful. I took more classes than I could handle in hopes that I would graduate faster. The results of that heavy load were one anxiety attack too many and a semester off so I can be one hundred percent ready to take on whatever the semester throws my way. My goal is to go to my university and sign up for the spring semester. I'm actually quite excited. Although, this may only be true because I'm not stressed out by the autumn semester.

I want to book another trip.

In July, I spent time in Puerto Rico and I fell in love with being on a plain. After the holidays, I plan on going on a vacation, but I want to do something before that. I want to go on a few weekend trips somewhere. I want to go somewhere festive because the holidays are coming. I want to go somewhere warm because, by the time December is here, I am over winter and just want to spend Christmas on a beach. Lastly, I'd like to take a spontaneous trip somewhere. I don't know where or what I wish to do while I'm there, but that's what I want to do. This may contradict my plans to get my finances in order, but I am a traveler. I love being somewhere new and it's time for me to go.

Places to Construe

Places to Construe is my other blog for my inner bibliophile. It's been on hold for a while because I haven't had time to read and write out reviews. It's time I get back to it. I enjoy writing reviews, sharing my thoughts, recommending literature, and conversing with you about all things books (fashion and lifestyle on this blog). So stay tuned for that. I'm going to make sure I have a book with me at all times. No more excuses.

Actions speak louder than words and I am excited to turn my words into action. What are your "ber" months goals?


October 01, 2019

SUMMER LOVIN', HAD ME A BLAST

This summer has flown by faster than I can blink. I spent the summer with an open mind. Whatever happens will happen. I started the summer ready to take on the world. It feels like this summer, just like every summer before it, was better than the last. Every new experience and every first is a new memory that I'll cherish forever.

This summer has been about first times and living it up. I got on a plane and went back home to Puerto Rico for the first time since I was only a year old. I spent time with family I hadn't seen in years and I met a lot of family members. I kissed my crush and asked him on a date. I've never done those things before. I began to see the city lights differently. They began to twinkle instead of blind me. I spent more nights twirling with joy than I ever have before. This summer was a dream.

I still don't have any regrets. I've learned some lesson and I giggle about them now. This summer was the most interesting and freeing summer I've ever had. Summer '19 is one for the history book. Technically summer isn't over yet and even though the leaves are falling, there's still a few memories to fit in. I'm going to miss this summer, the people I've met, and every expierence I've had. Sadly, summer is on its way out, but that's okay because autumn is on its way. Autumn is my favorite season and I'm already looking forward to the holidays already.

I hope you had an incredible summer. What's your favorite memory from this summer? x

SUMMERN LOVIN', HAD ME A BLAST

SUMMER LOVIN', HAD ME A BLAST

This summer has flown by faster than I can blink. I spent the summer with an open mind. Whatever happens will happen. I started the summer ready to take on the world. It feels like this summer, just like every summer before it, was better than the last. Every new experience and every first is a new memory that I'll cherish forever.

This summer has been about first times and living it up. I got on a plane and went back home to Puerto Rico for the first time since I was only a year old. I spent time with family I hadn't seen in years and I met a lot of family members. I kissed my crush and asked him on a date. I've never done those things before. I began to see the city lights differently. They began to twinkle instead of blind me. I spent more nights twirling with joy than I ever have before. This summer was a dream.

I still don't have any regrets. I've learned some lesson and I giggle about them now. This summer was the most interesting and freeing summer I've ever had. Summer '19 is one for the history book. Technically summer isn't over yet and even though the leaves are falling, there's still a few memories to fit in. I'm going to miss this summer, the people I've met, and every expierence I've had. Sadly, summer is on its way out, but that's okay because autumn is on its way. Autumn is my favorite season and I'm already looking forward to the holidays already.

I hope you had an incredible summer. What's your favorite memory from this summer? x
September 15, 2019
Top: H&M / Skirt: Fashion Nova / Shoes: Fashion Nova

I'M OBSESSED WITH NEUTRAL TONES

In a matter of few months span, I've managed to turn my wardrobe into neutral heaven. It's no secret that I'm obsessed with shopping, but even with my shopping obsession, I've become very selective. I prefer when clothing speaks to me. Do you know what I mean? It's that moment when you're browsing or just walking by and the piece of clothing catches your eye. Maybe your eyes turn into the stars in Hollywood instantly. Maybe you need a closer look. Either way, when that moment happens, you and that piece of clothing click like soul mates. Or maybe I've soon far too many Sex & The City episodes. I know I've had more Carrie Bradshaw moments than I'll ever admit. 

What I love most is how I feel when I wear neutral colors. I found that neutral colors make me feel airy and lighter. Neutral tones bring about a better mood when my days aren't going well. It's something about these shades of colors, like yellow for some, that brings a smile to my face. These tones are cozy, warm, cool, autumnal ready, and summer proof. In a city like New York, where black is always the color to wear, wearing neutral tones, especially in the winter, makes the gloom disappear. It's clear that my obsession with neutral tones is more sentimental. However, I do feel more put together most days.

What are your favorite colors to wear? How do they make you feel? x

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NEUTRAL TONES OBSESSION

Top: H&M / Skirt: Fashion Nova / Shoes: Fashion Nova

I'M OBSESSED WITH NEUTRAL TONES

In a matter of few months span, I've managed to turn my wardrobe into neutral heaven. It's no secret that I'm obsessed with shopping, but even with my shopping obsession, I've become very selective. I prefer when clothing speaks to me. Do you know what I mean? It's that moment when you're browsing or just walking by and the piece of clothing catches your eye. Maybe your eyes turn into the stars in Hollywood instantly. Maybe you need a closer look. Either way, when that moment happens, you and that piece of clothing click like soul mates. Or maybe I've soon far too many Sex & The City episodes. I know I've had more Carrie Bradshaw moments than I'll ever admit. 

What I love most is how I feel when I wear neutral colors. I found that neutral colors make me feel airy and lighter. Neutral tones bring about a better mood when my days aren't going well. It's something about these shades of colors, like yellow for some, that brings a smile to my face. These tones are cozy, warm, cool, autumnal ready, and summer proof. In a city like New York, where black is always the color to wear, wearing neutral tones, especially in the winter, makes the gloom disappear. It's clear that my obsession with neutral tones is more sentimental. However, I do feel more put together most days.

What are your favorite colors to wear? How do they make you feel? x

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August 05, 2019
Spring has finally arrived! It feels so good to say that. I'm excited for jackets and sweater weather (again). I'm excited about longer days and the moment my semester comes to an end. It's been an interesting few months already. Not just with school but other things. I've been planning. I've been putting those plans into action. Life is always about moving forward and that's what I've been doing. I'm getting ready to do and try new things. 

Spring is definitely about new things. It's the rebirth of nature after the cold months. It's when we declutter our spaces and clean like we never have before. Essentially we rejuvenate our lives. To be real with you, Spring started early for me. New York never got much of a winter. Since I fell off on certain things I told myself I would do come the new year, I started over. It's better to restart than to quit and never try again, right?

THE UPDATE

Since we've last spoken, many things have happened. I joined a gym and have been going regularly. I decided to join the gym for many reasons. The most important reason is for my health and lack of energy. I was a student-athlete. Before being a student-athlete, I was a kid who loved being in shape and would work out at home. I was always in shape, energized, and active. When I graduated high school, I didn't play any more sports and I didn't go to the gym to keep up with the lifestyle I love. Adulting made me lazy. I was okay with that for the longest time, but not anymore. I'm currently sore and tired, but I feel my body getting strong. I'm loving the feeling.

I also really wanted to talk about blogging. I wanted to be able to post once a week because I love blogging. I love sharing my ideas, outfits, inspiration, and hearing from you. Unfortunately, all of the assignments my professors assign have been a massive pain in the butt. I've written more papers than ever. I've read and reread the same books for the umpteenth time. I just want to enjoy my spring break already. Some of my professors can tell that we're worn out and they've been trying to go easy on us, but they still have to do their jobs. I still need to learn and be challenged or there's no point. I'll just lose interest.

CHAMPAGNA ROSADA

Spring has finally arrived! It feels so good to say that. I'm excited for jackets and sweater weather (again). I'm excited about longer days and the moment my semester comes to an end. It's been an interesting few months already. Not just with school but other things. I've been planning. I've been putting those plans into action. Life is always about moving forward and that's what I've been doing. I'm getting ready to do and try new things. 

Spring is definitely about new things. It's the rebirth of nature after the cold months. It's when we declutter our spaces and clean like we never have before. Essentially we rejuvenate our lives. To be real with you, Spring started early for me. New York never got much of a winter. Since I fell off on certain things I told myself I would do come the new year, I started over. It's better to restart than to quit and never try again, right?

THE UPDATE

Since we've last spoken, many things have happened. I joined a gym and have been going regularly. I decided to join the gym for many reasons. The most important reason is for my health and lack of energy. I was a student-athlete. Before being a student-athlete, I was a kid who loved being in shape and would work out at home. I was always in shape, energized, and active. When I graduated high school, I didn't play any more sports and I didn't go to the gym to keep up with the lifestyle I love. Adulting made me lazy. I was okay with that for the longest time, but not anymore. I'm currently sore and tired, but I feel my body getting strong. I'm loving the feeling.

I also really wanted to talk about blogging. I wanted to be able to post once a week because I love blogging. I love sharing my ideas, outfits, inspiration, and hearing from you. Unfortunately, all of the assignments my professors assign have been a massive pain in the butt. I've written more papers than ever. I've read and reread the same books for the umpteenth time. I just want to enjoy my spring break already. Some of my professors can tell that we're worn out and they've been trying to go easy on us, but they still have to do their jobs. I still need to learn and be challenged or there's no point. I'll just lose interest.

July 29, 2019

 SUMMER VIBES

Tranquility is in the air. Summer is flying by and no one can stop her. I wake up most mornings feeling like I'm heading to the beach for a Piña Colada. The feeling of being beachside with a Piña Colada has been wonderful in itself. Summer vibes have everyone feeling free. Toes are in the sand. Ice cream is melting in the hands of children. Adults are occasionally running through hydrants to stay cool.

This summer has been about spending time with the people who matter most. There have been plenty of late nights and early mornings. Voices blare through the speaker of my cell phone shouting with excitement. They wake me up. Can I have one more minute? No. Summer waits for no one. It's time for another thrill.

IT'S ALMOST TIME


Tomorrow I will be on a plane going to a place I haven't been since I was a baby. I will be drifting in the clouds and watching the prairies and ocean from up high. When I land, I'll be embraced with love. Unfamiliar voices will tell me that it's summer vacation and there isn't any time to sleep. Hugs and kisses will fill the airport. My favorite book will be in my hand. A smile will be plastered on my face. The scariest part is over. I've landed. People will be talking over each other and I'll just be amazed by the moment.

"Bienvenida" they'll say.  "Estás en casa." 

SUMMER VIBES

 SUMMER VIBES

Tranquility is in the air. Summer is flying by and no one can stop her. I wake up most mornings feeling like I'm heading to the beach for a Piña Colada. The feeling of being beachside with a Piña Colada has been wonderful in itself. Summer vibes have everyone feeling free. Toes are in the sand. Ice cream is melting in the hands of children. Adults are occasionally running through hydrants to stay cool.

This summer has been about spending time with the people who matter most. There have been plenty of late nights and early mornings. Voices blare through the speaker of my cell phone shouting with excitement. They wake me up. Can I have one more minute? No. Summer waits for no one. It's time for another thrill.

IT'S ALMOST TIME


Tomorrow I will be on a plane going to a place I haven't been since I was a baby. I will be drifting in the clouds and watching the prairies and ocean from up high. When I land, I'll be embraced with love. Unfamiliar voices will tell me that it's summer vacation and there isn't any time to sleep. Hugs and kisses will fill the airport. My favorite book will be in my hand. A smile will be plastered on my face. The scariest part is over. I've landed. People will be talking over each other and I'll just be amazed by the moment.

"Bienvenida" they'll say.  "Estás en casa." 
July 21, 2019

SPRING MAY BE HERE BUT SUMMER IS NEAR

Primavera is in the air. Yes, I'm talking about spring. She dances around and changes her mind constantly. One moment it is cold and rainy. The next moment it's warm and sunny. Most of the time I ignore the weather and wear what I wish. These days the warmth of spring has made me feel like summer arrived early. New Yorkers can honestly say that we've been living our best summery lives this spring.

I Remember how I used to dread about the summer heat and summer itself. I still do, but I am actually excited about summer this year. Summer is only a month away, but that hasn't influenced my choice of clothing. I've taken the vibes of summer holiday and ran with it. Just like on Easter, I'm usually wearing something light and comfortable. It's been about feeling like I'm on vacation even though I am not. This spring has been the best staycation thus far.

THE OUTFIT

When I saw this Fashion Nova dress, in particular, I thought about how it made me look summer ready but made me feel like October with its autumnal color. We all know autumn is my favorite. The fashion and aesthetics of autumn are what I live for. So, any time I can wear something inspired my autumn, I do. It's also fair to say that I've been wearing only whites and neutral tones. It's clear that the vacation, summer vibes of this dress jumped out to me.

The dress itself is form-fitting and very comfortable. It is lightweight. I checked a few times to make sure I was still wearing clothes because the dress made me feel like I walked out in a bra (in a good way). The dress doesn't make me feel confined when I'm wearing it. In fact, it was a very freeing experience.

Of course, I had to pair this dress with my favorite FILA sneakers. I've been asked a lot about the FILA Women's Disruptor II Premium Sneakers. Most questions are about whether they are worth it or not and their comfort level. The Disruptors are ten out of ten for me. It's comfort levels are out of this world. Unlike some sneakers that are meant to bed worn on occasions, these sneakers can be worn daily. Besides my undying love for my Vans, I wear the Disruptors when I'm not in heels. That says a lot.

I'M ONLY DREAMING

I'm counting down to the moments where I see fireflies at sunset and hear the birds by sunrise. I'm waiting for the days where the coolness of the inside meets the warmth of the outside and brings me chills. I can already feel the sleepy eyes of the longer nights. I can imagine the energy that rises with the sun and rocks me like the lullaby as the day turns to night.

I may not like summer, but I am ready. I'm ready for the memories that will turn in to Kodak moments. I can smell the pages of old books being resting between my fingers as I turn them. A tall glass of lemonade is by my side as condensation works its magic in the summer heat. The smell of the ocean will tickle my nose as the salty liquid surrounds me. From the clothes that I wear to the adventures ahead, summer, I am ready for you. Que venga lo que venga (come what may). x

AUTUMNAL TONES // SUMMER READY

SPRING MAY BE HERE BUT SUMMER IS NEAR

Primavera is in the air. Yes, I'm talking about spring. She dances around and changes her mind constantly. One moment it is cold and rainy. The next moment it's warm and sunny. Most of the time I ignore the weather and wear what I wish. These days the warmth of spring has made me feel like summer arrived early. New Yorkers can honestly say that we've been living our best summery lives this spring.

I Remember how I used to dread about the summer heat and summer itself. I still do, but I am actually excited about summer this year. Summer is only a month away, but that hasn't influenced my choice of clothing. I've taken the vibes of summer holiday and ran with it. Just like on Easter, I'm usually wearing something light and comfortable. It's been about feeling like I'm on vacation even though I am not. This spring has been the best staycation thus far.

THE OUTFIT

When I saw this Fashion Nova dress, in particular, I thought about how it made me look summer ready but made me feel like October with its autumnal color. We all know autumn is my favorite. The fashion and aesthetics of autumn are what I live for. So, any time I can wear something inspired my autumn, I do. It's also fair to say that I've been wearing only whites and neutral tones. It's clear that the vacation, summer vibes of this dress jumped out to me.

The dress itself is form-fitting and very comfortable. It is lightweight. I checked a few times to make sure I was still wearing clothes because the dress made me feel like I walked out in a bra (in a good way). The dress doesn't make me feel confined when I'm wearing it. In fact, it was a very freeing experience.

Of course, I had to pair this dress with my favorite FILA sneakers. I've been asked a lot about the FILA Women's Disruptor II Premium Sneakers. Most questions are about whether they are worth it or not and their comfort level. The Disruptors are ten out of ten for me. It's comfort levels are out of this world. Unlike some sneakers that are meant to bed worn on occasions, these sneakers can be worn daily. Besides my undying love for my Vans, I wear the Disruptors when I'm not in heels. That says a lot.

I'M ONLY DREAMING

I'm counting down to the moments where I see fireflies at sunset and hear the birds by sunrise. I'm waiting for the days where the coolness of the inside meets the warmth of the outside and brings me chills. I can already feel the sleepy eyes of the longer nights. I can imagine the energy that rises with the sun and rocks me like the lullaby as the day turns to night.

I may not like summer, but I am ready. I'm ready for the memories that will turn in to Kodak moments. I can smell the pages of old books being resting between my fingers as I turn them. A tall glass of lemonade is by my side as condensation works its magic in the summer heat. The smell of the ocean will tickle my nose as the salty liquid surrounds me. From the clothes that I wear to the adventures ahead, summer, I am ready for you. Que venga lo que venga (come what may). x
May 29, 2019

@DarianneGrimball