Friday, May 15, 2015

Pop of Neon...



Top: Target (girls sections) | Jeans: American Eagle (old) Shoes: Charlotte Russe (sold out) similar here | Clutch: Nine West (thrifted) similar here |Necklace: Purple Peridot | Bracelets: Purple Peridot, here, and here Sunglasses: Ray-Ban


Happy Fri-yay! We’ve made it through another week, and what better way to celebrate than with wearing a pop of neon! I picked up this top from the little girls section at target the other day, and it has been on repeat. I fell in love with its embroidered detailing. It reminds me so much of the clothing my grandma used to make for all the grandkids when we were babies. I dressed it up with jeans and matching neon heels for dinner with the family, and it would also look great dressed down with shorts, and sandals. After debating on whether I should color block with a red clutch, I decided to keep this look subtle with neutral accessories, and I love the way it turned out!


I hope you guys have a GREAT weekend! We're supposed to get rain this weekend here in Houston so I might just stay in and catch up on Grey’s Anatomy (I’m on season 3). My sister-in-law is also flying in from Wisconsin for the summer and I am excited to see her!!!


Thank you so much for reading!


xoxo,

Alma





Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stripes and Ruffles...



Top: Sheinside (only $12.50) | Jeans: American Eagle (old) similar here , here , and here | Shoes: Call it spring (sold out), similar here |Bag: Kate Spade, similar here | Necklace: Purple Peridot | Bracelets: Purple Peridot | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban



Happy Hump day everyone! If you know me, you’d know I am obsessed with peplums. They add such a chic and elegant look to your outfit. Also, the outfit combinations are endless! You can pair a peplum with jeans, a skirt, and even shorts! I especially love this peplum because it is striped, and has a double ruffle layer. The elegance of this top can make an outfit look well put together without trying!


A little story behind this photoshoot….Javier and I, initially went to shoot at a garden for this outfit but got distracted when we saw a 1940 Cadillac pull in the parking lot. The driver was picking up a prom couple who was taking pictures in the garden as well, and was kind to let us take pictures with the car. The next day, we did another shoot for another blog post plus mother’s day pictures with the family. As usual, I took out the memory card from my cannon and put it in my phone to play around with the pictures but this time, they weren’t loading to my phone. I put the memory card back in the cannon and then my worst nightmare or should I say, a bloggers worse nightmare came to life…..ALL of my pictures were GONE! I still have no idea how that happened but I got so emotional about it because I had family pictures, and also, it’s not every day that you come across a car like that! Javier tried to cheer me up by retaking the pictures at other locations which explains my multiple backgrounds ha! Anyway, as I was uploading the new pictures to my laptop, I was able to find my deleted pictures in a lost file. They were a bit difficult to retrieve but I’m glad they were still there!


Thanks for stopping by!


xoxo,

Alma

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lilly for Target haul...


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I’ve always been obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer’s clothing line, but I could never bring myself to spending so much for a dress or top (which is weird because I can splurge on handbags and shoes). So when I heard about the Lilly collaboration with target, I was excited to shop for some Lilly at budget friendly prices.


My plans to shop the collection were to simply stay up all night for the online release to get the “online only” items, and shop the remainder items in store the next morning. Online, I was able to purchase the gold espadrille wedges and the happy place shift dress, before the target website crashed. I hadn’t planned on waking up early to wait in line at Target; neither did I think there would be a line. It was until the Target website had crashed and there was chaos, and madness all over the internet…I knew then I had to wake up early to be one of the first in line.


Javier and I got to Target around 7:15 and surprisingly, there were only six girls ahead of us. By 8:00, there were about thirty total. My other local Targets had lines going around the buildings from what I heard, so I was glad I went to the right one. When the doors opened, everyone ran inside, and attacked the women’s section. Everything was gone in five minutes. Some grabbed what they wanted and went about their way, but others pretty much cleared an entire rack grabbing multiple of the same item-which made others angry! With the help of my hunny, I was able to get most of the items on my wish list, and some additional items that I initially didn’t plan on getting. I also ended up giving away some items I was unsure about, to a few girls who didn’t have the same luck as I did which was the best part of this experience! I'm happy that they got to home with something as well.


This past weekend, I went to a different target and found so much Lilly! Theres a lot of returns going on so if you weren’t able to snag a few items, there’s still hope.


Thank you so much for reading!


xoxo,

Alma