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Out (In) of Office

12.02.17

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No wish conceived, no thought expressed. Just a place between work, life and rest.

Work life balance is so important…easier said than done though, right?

Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with everything it seems: work, finances, love, living, health, anti-aging, instagram algorithms (🙄) you name it. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve been going through some personal struggles, and it usually tends to happen around the holiday season for some freaking reason. This has resulted in nothing but extremely tense shoulders and a horrible case of acne, while desperately trying not to fall behind on work. Through all this I’ve learned that I still need to take time for self care (i.e. renew my Massage Envy membership), and literally smell the roses…

It started with wanting something to retreat to once I came home from work. I began visiting the Diptyque shop often and lighting candles at home, instantly realizing how nice a good quality candle is… So I became enthralled by the world of fragrance. I’ve grown to love learning about the notes, and it evolved into this fascination with perfume, and how it mixes with the chemicals of your body. I wake up looking forward to pairing a scent with my mood, and exploring how it changes on my skin throughout the day. No joke, this is like my new obsession. Scent is powerful in that it has the ability to transport you to an entirely different time and place, even if it’s somewhere you’ve never been before. It’s like a little escape. My collection of perfumes and candles is growing, and I’ve recently added Byredo and Le Labo to the mix. What are you favorite scents? And how do you escape from everyday stresses? Are you happy with your work/life balance, and have you found any hobbies that help? Don’t be shy – comment below or DM me on Instagram!

Scroll through for outfit details below. Photography Yesi Flores aka @simplylively.

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Suit via Zara | Sneakers are Nike “Cortez” | “Aquarium” Nails by Vanity Projects Miami | Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in “After Party”

Morning Reverie

09.15.17

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Night bleeds into day. The hours melt together. I sway with the sea, lean into a reverie.

How many nights have you stayed out and lost track of time? Next thing you know day breaks. You feel one of two ways: really guilty yearning to wash yourself clean of the previous night’s debauchery, OR really alive and at peace, thankful for a brand new day. Here’s to you, daybreakers, to all those late nights and early sunrises that made you shine from within and beam with gratitude… 

About the look – A blazer is a staple piece to have in your wardrobe, as it can be styled different ways and be worn all year-round. Here, an oversized blazer and boyish silhouette are offset with ladylike details – sparkly sequins, chic heels, pearl buttons. The Calvin Klein halter top adds a touch of sport, as I’m pretty obsessed with sportswear and have been incorporating it into my daily looks, either dressed up or dressed down. I should note, I just returned from SS18 New York Fashion Week and came back super inspired by all the runway fashions and badass street style, so stay tuned for more, and follow me on Instagram for my daily musings 🤳 

Scroll through for outfit details at the bottom. Photography Yesi Laver Flores aka @simplylively.   

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Oversized Blazer & Pants via Zara | Halter Top: Calvin Klein via Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Dior Sling-Back with J’Adior Ribbon

Wrap Me Up In Your Warm Light

04.11.17

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“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” – Horace Mann 

 

I learned about magic hour, or golden hour, in film school. It’s a phrase used to describe the fleeting moments shortly before sunset or immediately after sunrise, when the natural light is warm and yes, golden. These lighting conditions create beautiful shadow, texture, and depth in images, not to mention the overall feel is quite pleasant. If you scroll through the pics below you’ll notice Yesi and I happened to catch it in all its golden glory from the 1111 Lincoln Road building (architectural masterpiece by Herzog de Meuron). It was almost like the sky was on fire right before the sun fully set.

About the look, my day-to-day face is natural and dewy. I’ve been obsessed with glossy lids lately, and also this deep red lip in “Carnelian” by Aveda. Details on what I’m wearing are down below. Happy scrolling 🙂

 

Photography Yesi Laver Flores 

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Photography Yesi Laver Flores | Top, Jeans, Shoes: ZARA | Hand Earrings: YoungFrankk | Lipstick c/o Aveda 

Flashes in the Night

01.16.17

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Three cheers for Capricorn season! Today, January 16th,  is not only one of my all time favorite singers and female icons Sade’s birthday, it’s also a day that commemorates one of history’s key figures’ birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. (observed on the third Monday of every January in honor of his January 15th birthday). I leave you with a set of pictures Yesi and I shot one evening playing around with flash, in which I am wearing a Sade shirt by Deer Dana and my treasured All Saints leather jacket (full credits all the way at the bottom of this post). Follow on Instagram for more stuff on the daily! 

Photography Yesi Laver Flores 

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oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood flash night photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

 

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oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

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oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

 

Shirt: Deer Dana | Jacket: All Saints | Shoes: Vans | Hat: Lack of Color | Fishnet Socks: ASOS | Lipstick c/o Aveda | Photography Yesi Flores aka @simplylively  

Hustle Sauce – The Struggle Is Real

11.12.14

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“The struggle is real” – A (generally) ironic saying often used in place of the saying, “first world problems.” Denotes a situation where the user wishes to express that they are encountering some sort of undesirable difficulty, but dealing with it. With irony, it has a comical effect of dramatizing a non-critical, yet undesirable situation. (via Urban Dicitionary).

How many times do you use #thestruggle or #thestruggleisreal in conversation these days? Well, this shirt is for you! Thanks to Miami designer Steph Canto of Hustle Sauce, she’s bringing clever mottos and eye-catching typography to high quality apparel, perfect for a street-style edge.

This is the first part of the series, where boy did I make friends. Yesica Laver Flores of Simply Lively went behind the lens to capture these shots at the Domino Park on Calle Ocho, Miami. Such a mélange of Caribbean characters, from Dominican to Puerto Rican to Cuban, all convening for their favorite game! Needless to say, they were excited to have us shoot there. Stay tuned for the second part of the series, where I get to hang with my beautiful blogger pals Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet and D’ana Nuñez of Collections and Volumes!

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