Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Must Have Pumps: Chiara Ferragni Platform Pumps

Photobucket

Available here at farfetch.com $225

Britney Spears Flashback

I don't know why but I randomly thought about this Britney performance the other day and remembered how much I love it. So here I gave you a Britney Spears flashback from her performance with N Sync at the 1999 VMA's.

Manuel Antonio Named One of World's Most Beautiful Parks by Forbes

Photobucket

Manuel Antonio has been named one of the world's most beautiful parks by Forbes Magazine. Adventure travel writer Matt Villano and national parks expert and Ovation Vacations President Jack Ezon, compiled the list of “the 12 most dazzling national parks to grace the globe.”

Manuel Antonio was the only national park from Central America to make the list. Congratulations Ticos!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Devil Wears Prada Shoes!

Photobucket
Photobucket

Does anyone else remember these gorgeous shoes from the opening scene of the "Devil Wears Prada"?? I do, they are pretty much embedded in my brain. I think I even remember my friend saying "Those are the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen.

Well I was shopping online at Forever 21 last week when I came across some ankle boots that totally reminded me of these beautiful shoes. Although they are not as beautifully embellished as the ones in the movie, the style of the shoes reminded me of the ones from the movie and of course I had to get them.

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket



Upcoming Vacation!

My boyfriend and I have been super busy working pretty much the whole Summer. We have a trip planned in December to visit Costa Rica but we really needed something to hold us over until then. We decided we were going to take a week off and do a big trip to Europe! We went to Munich for the first time last year and had the best time! After Munich we rented an apartment in Paris for a week and it was perfect!

Since we had such a blast last year we decided, why not go back again??  So we will be flying to Munich at the end of September to go back to Oktoberfest and then off we go to Paris!  This will be my third trip to Paris and I fall more in love with the city every time I go back!

Photobucket
So excited to go back to Munich again!

Photobucket
Ready to go spend time in the streets of tres chic Paris!


Another Costa Rican in Latina Magazine!

I recently posted about a Costa Rican that was featured in Latina Magazine.  Well, I was flipping through another issue with a pregnant Jessica Alba on the cover and I was so happy to see another Tica featured in the style section!  It is so great Costa Ricans are finally getting noticed!  Could this be a new Tico takeover?  I hope so!  :)

Here is lovely Costa Rican Irene Alguera featured in the style section of Latina Magazine!  :)

Photobucket
Photobucket

This is the issue she is featured in:
Photobucket

Creative Storage!

I've been coming up with some creative way to store some of my items that sometimes seem to just be sprawled out anywhere.  I've been using things such as coffee cups and tea pots.  I wanted to share with you all a few of the ways I have been displaying some of my items.

Photobucket
My friend gave me this gorgeous coffee cup from Tiffany & Co. and it just was too pretty for me to drink my coffee out of. I decided to use it to store my pearls.

Photobucket
Photobucket
I was cleaning out some of my drawers this weekend and found one that had q-tips just floating around everywhere! I went to Marshall's to look for a little holder. When I couldn't find one I thought was cute I went over to the kitchen section and saw this adorable tiny tea pot, perfect for holding q-tips!

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
I'm not sure what this was for but it is another one of my Marshall's finds. I think it's actually a jewelry holder but when I saw it I saw visions of my nail polish being stacked on it!

Photobucket
Photobucket
This little tea sandwich holder is actually something I bought for my royal wedding viewing party this year.  After the party I didn't really know what to do with it, then I decided it would be the perfect place to display some of my jewelry!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Blog I Love: Superficial Girl

Photobucket
Photo courtesy of Superficial Girl

I have no idea how I found this blog but all I know is that I am obsessed with it!  Pretty sure this is my favorite blog of all time.  Superficial Girl is full of pictures of beautiful outfits with bright colors and stunning scenery.  She lives on the island of Malta so we can all live vicariously through her photos.  I actually fell so in love with the Asos bag in this post I even bought the bag for myself!  Check out Superficial Girl when you get a chance!  http://www.superficialgirls.com/

Debi Nova Covers Milenium Magazine

Photobucket
Photobucket

Look I Love: Pippa Middleton Work Look

Photobucket

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Forever 21 Delivery!

My Forever 21 gift cards arrived last week from the contest I won on Twitter.  I was super excited to win $150 from Forever 21 because I knew that would go a long way!


Photobucket

Well, here is the damage!
Photobucket

I was able to get quite a few things with the gift card, I can't wait to style some looks and post them! Thanks again to Rachel Zalis for hosting such a fun contest! Follow her on Twitter to participate in her contests! @RachelZalis

Copy-Kate, Mulberry Polly Push Lock Look Alike

I previously did a post on the Mulberry Polly Push Lock being a "Must Have Bag."  Well as much as I love this bag, especially since it was seen being carried by the lovely Kate Middleton I realize that spending $1300 on a bag is just not in everyone's budget.  I was delighted when I saw a similar looking bag from Mango for a lot less.

Here is a Leather Messenger Bag from Mango, only $113!  While the material is not the same, the style of the bag is very similar and makes a great alternative if you want to copy Kate's looks for less.



Mango Bag, $113
Photobucket

Mulberry Bag, $1300
Photobucket

Kate with the Mulberry Polly Push Lock
Photobucket

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Funky Shirt!

Photobucket
Photobucket

I love this TopShop shirt I bought a while ago, it is totally different and unique so it makes it super fun to wear!

Top - Kate Moss for TopShop

Princess Madeleine The Bridesmaid

Although I would love to see Princess Madeleine all dolled up for her own wedding (you know she will look stunning), she looks absolutely beautiful as a bridesmaid!

Photobucket
Photobucket


Photos courtesy of Hello Magazine

Jigsaw London Recycled Brass Long Skull Necklace

So I'm the girliest of girls so when I come across things like skulls it usually makes me cringe.  But when I was browsing the Jigsaw-London site I actually really liked this skull necklace I saw!  Maybe it is because the eyes are hearts?  Whatever the case I think it would be a super fun piece to accessorize with, and, it's on sale!


http://www.jigsaw-london.com/recycled-brass-skull-long-necklace Special Price: $38.00


Photobucket
Photobucket

Monday, August 22, 2011

Team Gorga or Team Giudice?

Whose team are you on?

Photobucket

Photobucket

Shirts available at Posh Boutique, $48.

Santa Baby TuTu!

So it may be a little early to be thinking about what to dress your little girl in for Christmas but I had to share this before I forget about it. If you are a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" fan you may remember seeing Melissa Gorga's adorable daughter Antonia wearing this santa tutu. I think this is the most adorable dress and perfect for the holidays! If you want to get the TuTu for your daughter it is available to purchase online for $115 on Etsy from TuTuCuteBaby.


Photobucket
Photobucket

Sophia Del Carmen Releases New Song!

Finally Costa Rican/Guatemalan singer Sophia Del Carmen has released another song and it is really good!  She did a merengue remix of Adele's song "Rolling in the Deep."  The song is super fun and will make you want to dance, she sounds great!  Download the song here!  -- > http://www.mediafire.com/?0vtt0eleglelmoi

Photobucket

Costa Rica Wildlife

video

This is an old video from my trip to Costa Rica in 2009.  I was able to get some footage of iguanas, parrots and other lizards that were around Jaco Beach.  I love the animals there!!  :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunny Sunday

Photobucket



Dress - Double Zero
Wedges - Aerosoles
Bag - Asos

Weekend Photos

Another mellow weekend of sleeping in, cleaning the apartment and having a little fun in between! Here are some photos I snapped.

Friday night dinner at Buca di Beppo, here is the adorable menu!
Photobucket

Here is my beautiful kitty Ben enjoying a relaxing weekend.
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

I had a lovely Cuban lunch in San Jose with my good friend Erienne. We really want to explore the Latin restaurants surrounding us so this was our first time visiting Los Cubanos. It was good and felt like we were eating something from a grandmother's kitchen. The sangria was phenomenal!
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Ropa vieja!
Photobucket

Sangria!
Photobucket
Photobucket

Erienne looking lovely in her Cubana necklace that I had designed through Abataba!
Photobucket

A Sunday stop at the beautiful Stanford Shopping Center!
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket