Growing up

Image Growing up: it’s a funny thing that happens to us all. We can deny it, we can fight it, we can try to hide it, but we can’t stop it. And sometimes I wonder why we struggle so much with it. I personally prefer to embrace it. I wouldn’t go back, not for a second! Today I am stronger, wiser, and fiercer than yesterday (I added the ‘fierce’ part solely to avoid sounding like a Britney Spears song).

As far as style goes, we all go through phases and we all evolve. I don’t believe that there are set ‘rules’ for what you can and cannot wear based on your age (look at Betsey Johnson!), but I do recognize that some things have worked better for me at different times in my life, and others work better now. Plus, my tastes change.

So while I most certainly don’t rule out stores like Urban Outfitters, I also don’t find any pieces sucking me in and begging me to buy them like they used to. Lately I am consistently drawn to Club Monaco and BCBG. Oh, who am I kidding with ‘lately’, it’s been about 7 years of this madness. Today I decided to play up the part of the “mature business woman”. Because when I wear this outfit you KNOW I mean business!




top:club monaco, belt:american apparel, skirt:club monaco, tights:american apparel, shoes:BCBG, bracelet:tiffany & co,

photos by Benjamin Vargas

Lo que extrañaré de Los Angeles!


I try to avoid becoming a part of the "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" statistic by avidly and actively appreciating the moment, my surroundings and my current situation. With that said, it certainly is true that leaving a place gives you a great excuse to celebrate all the things you love(d) about it.

And that, my friends is how I am breaking it to you that the time to say "goodbye LA" has come for me.

I will undoubtedly miss the coffee dates with the girlfriends, the spontaneous jaunts to the beach, admiring the skyline and taking a deep breath after hiking up Runyon Canyon, the oh-so-colorful-people-watching in Venice, heck, I'll even miss Orange County (kind-of). But I am 100% ready to embrace the great unknown that is Houston.

But before I begin exploring the fourth-largest city in the United States, I'd like to pause and pay a visual homage to the city that was my home for the last 12 years.

Wow. That's the longest I've lived anywhere.

Thank you, Los Angeles! I know that by the time I come back both you and I will have changed. And I hope it's for the better.


Lo que menos quiero es formar parte de la estadística de los que "no saben lo que tienen hasta verlo perdido", y esto lo evito apreciando el momento, mi situación y mi entorno conscientemente. Pero igual es verdad que el hecho de dejar algo atrás te da una excelente excusa para celebrar todas las cosas que aprecia(ba)s de el/ella.

Y de esta manera doy a conocer que lo que yo estoy dejando atrás es la ciudad de Los Angeles.

Indudablemente extrañaré las salidas al cafecito con las amigas, las idas espontáneas a la playa, inhalar el aire fresco(?) y admirar el horizonte hasta arriba de Runyon Canyon, observar a esas especies tan extrañas e interesantes que se juntan en Venice, hombre, hasta voy a extrañar Orange County (mas o menos). A pesar de que no me puedo ni imaginar todo lo que me espera, estoy 100% lista para adoptar y aceptar Houston.

Pero antes de empezar a explorar la 4ta ciudad mas grande de Estados Unidos, quiero hacer una pausa y rendirle un homenaje visual a la ciudad que ha sido mi hogar por los últimos 12 años.

Wow. Nunca he vivido en ningún lado por mas tiempo.

Gracias, Los Angeles! Se que cuando regrese tanto tu como yo habremos cambiado. Y espero que sea para bien.







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The perfect summer day

Image A few of my favorite things –

Summer days, the beach, cheap funky sunglasses, nude lipstick, covering up messy hair with a beanie and the guy behind the camera. We spent the day driving around in the convertible and flying our new dual line kite like 12-year-olds the day after Christmas.

Let’s keep enjoying summer while summer is still with us!


Algunas de mis cosas favoritas son:

El verano, la playa, los lentes de sol que son tanto llamativos como baratos, el labial color carne, los beanies para cubrirme las greñas, y el hombre detrás de la cámara...

Aprovechamos el sol al máximo desde temprano en el convertible, cantando y escuchando música a todo volúmen. Y al llegar a la playa volamos nuestro nuevo papalote de doble línea con la misma emoción de dos niños estrenando sus juguetes de navidad.

¡Sigamos exprimiéndole el jugo al verano mientras se pueda!






(sunglasses:popkiller, sweater:forever 21, shorts:H&M, beanie:hot topic)