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5 BEST THINGS TO SEE AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK!

Hello everyone,

We're revisiting Joshua Tree because this time I want to take you through some of the most significant spots. I go into a bit more detail of what to see, so you can really make the most of your trip. Expect high temperatures, endless desert landscapes and the making of many fun memories. 

This is absolutely one of my favorite national parks in California. I would recommend it to everyone, which is why I'm currently eager to write this post. It's good to spend more than one day there, that's for sure! Plan accordingly and let this post guide you! 

We visited at the end of March for the weekend, so you have an idea of everything I'm mentioning. If you decide to visit another season, some things most likely will vary from my own personal experience. Keep that in mind!

Now let's explore Joshua Tree!πŸ€—     

1. JUMBO ROCKS/SKULL ROCK



First day or should I say the minute we arrived, we headed to Jumbo Rocks and Skull Rock. Both are close to one another, so you can check them out within a day. The Jumbo Rocks are a whole field of stacked rocks, which you can explore as long as you want. You can easily loose track of time because there are so many directions you can go. 

As for Skull Rock...it's HUGE! I'm sure you won't miss its head (or skull).😜 What's so interesting about it is that nature helped turn it into a skull. Long time ago the gathering of rain drops started to transform the rock creating the two hollow eyes resembling the head of a skull. How awesome is that? If that doesn't tell us just how powerful nature is, I don't know what will. Things like this fascinate me every time!    

2. HIDDEN VALLEY



Another scenic view filled with huge boulders, great hiking trails, and perfectly good for those of you who enjoy rock-climbing. There is no right or wrong way to explore Hidden Valley. It's a loop that will take you all around, so you won't miss all the various shaped rock formations. It's very beautiful! I loved walking in the sand and even going thru some rocks that helped create shadowed caves. So good for those days when the sun is really blazing.   

From this hike we decided to walk and jog to Barker Dam. You can definitely drive to it. We decided to go extreme once again because my guide aka. my sister won't give me a break...🀣 The dam was actually empty of water when we reached the top. That made it not as striking as I would have imagined it to be.    

3. KEYS VIEW


If you only had time for one stop while visiting Joshua Tree, Keys View is hands down the one place you've got to visit. It's hard to put into words how stunning and majestic the views are from up there. It feels close to what it feels like to be on "top of the world" or at least that's how I felt watching the sunset descend behind the valley. 😱

Like a birds-eye view you'll be able to spot so much beauty. For example, on the far left you'll see Salton Sea (230 ft. below sea level). Also, you've got a full view of Coachella Valley, Palm Springs and Signal Mountain in Mexico (which can only be seen on a very clear day). 

You really can't find a better way to end the day after a full day of hiking/exploring. It was an epic sunsetting show because so many people sat on their blankets and enjoyed the beauty. At the very end you could hear the sound of applause from the people as a way of appreciation for all that nature brings/does for us. It was really touching!!! πŸ₯°    

4. ARCH ROCK


Our last day, early in the morning we decided to hike to see the well-known Arch Rock. It gets very busy there, so I suggest going as early as possible (if you want to be one of the few). It's understandable because the photo op there is one not to miss. Way instagrammable and fun to climb since you can get on top of the arch or pose below it. 

The Arch Rock trail is located near Twentynine Palms, California and it's an easy walk to get there, even kids can do it. Once there, there are so many rocks you can climb on and explore. The whole scene looks like something from a different planet. I was in awe a few times thinking is this real?

This particular view, reminded me how much I want to go to the Arches National Park in Utah next.  

5. CHOLLA CACTUS GARDEN




Before we headed to Vegas, our final stop was at Cholla Cactus Garden. A full landscape of teddy bear cacti trees (can be spotted along the road). They'll look cute and soft, but don't touch or step on them...πŸ˜‚ Literally, the spikes can get way deep into your shoes! And...I think you know what happens next!

Such a pretty sight! 🌡 More then a few times, I tried to imagine what it would be like to see this from above with a drone. (Yep, for a second I wanted to be a drone.) hahaha!

Also, depending on the month you're visiting you'll be able to see the different desert plants in full bloom. For example, the delicate magenta flowers bloom from the month of May until June. The yellow Senna shrubs are happily alive from April until May. I believe this garden looks a bit different from month to month and you'll be easily surprised every time you visit. 

For those of you planning to visit Joshua Tree soon, I hope you found this guide helpful. It's hands down one of the BEST National Parks of California. I loved it! I would go back for a second visit in a heartbeat!!! πŸ’•

Have you been to Joshua Tree? If so, what was your favorite memory?

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5 SPRING TOPS TO SHOP AND WEAR!

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Yayyyy it's SPRING!!! πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’

There isn't a thing to hate about this season, except, maybe if you have bad allergies and the pollen is completely making you miserable, then you might be annoyed with spring at times, but you can't really hate it because everything begins to blossom, to grow and it feels like a fresh new beginning. I love that feeling! A full breath of fresh air fills-up your lungs and suddenly you feel lighter and happier. 

I want to celebrate both spring and summer as much as possible by creating plenty of content related to the seasons, so please join me. Lots of ideas have started flowing (what happens when I'm my happiest). However, I am open to your suggestions - you can always share anything you might want to see on the blog in the comments section! 

I know we love and adore spring for being able to wear our floral dresses once again, but today I want to show you that tops can be just as beautiful. There are so many different styles to shop and wear. I've got more than one favorites! 

Alongside the beauty of spring, I'm betting on colors. I love vivid bursts of color that are completely uplifting. They can move mountains! 😁



If you're drawn to the more "laid back" looks, a crop tee is just for you. With a pair of jeans and some cute dainty jewelry pieces you'll be queen of CASUAL SPRING!

I myself have been kind of surprised by how much I'm drawn to these tees. I have started making a rainbow collection (one in every color), which I'm telling myself is healthy. Hahaha. I think I like the fact that wearing this top makes you look like you didn't try at all, but at the same time you're nailing the casual street style. Right, you know what I mean?

Also, since many of us are still lounging in our comfy sets, a crop tee is a good alternative to ease into starting to wear actual clothes, and later, even learning to put a bra on. Ohhh the good old times! πŸ˜‚   



Let loose and be sure to add this flirty top to your spring wardrobe!

These tie front tops are made to make you feel like you're on spring break every time you wear them even if you're not. Super cute paired with denim shorts or with biker shorts. I can't begin to tell you how much I love a comfy pair of biker shorts. The minute they became a thing (two years ago), I've become a true fan. There is nothing better! I like them for travels, long hikes and basically any sunny days that involve some kind of activity. 

One of the many ways I would dress-up this same top is with a nice skirt. It would be perfect for a morning coffee date or a brunch with your friends. You'll sure feel the energy of this warm and beautiful season!🌞 



Love playing with asymmetry? Me too, but only when it comes to style! πŸ˜‰If we're talking geometry...I'm not here! hahaha

Be on the lookout for these chic tops with a peaking keyhole because they're very versatile and unique. You can benefit from this top both during a day or night out. Just change up your bottoms, shoes and accessories and you'll be set for the occasion.

I like the way the cut-out tops reveal a bit of skin and leave everything else to the imagination. You know, that's sexy! πŸ’―     



LookπŸ‘€...EYElets are everywhere! 🀣 

These tops are popular as ever and such a staple for this spring season. One thing is for sure...they are a great alternative if you want something sweet. I immediately picture, a "girl next-door". The girl that can pull-off anything and looks amazing in it. Many of you fit into this category! You've got style that's for sure!!! 

The eyelet top is a more modern take on the blouses farmgirls used to wear back in the day. Would be an adventure to style with cowboy boots and shorts. Go BIG or go HOME right!?
    


Honestly, the bigger the sleeves the better!!!

This style of tops is my absolute favorite. I love a sheer detailing on the sleeves for extra sass. You know it, when there is something new and fun on the menu, you've got to try it. In this case, the puff sleeves, which can make your spring that much sweeter. 

Also, it's super versatile and easily a top choice for any spring or summer getaways you might have planned. I want to take mine somewhere tropical by the beach with a cold margarita in hand. Guess where I'm thinking? 

Which of these fashionable tops is your favorite? Is there one that you love, but I didn't mention it on here?

Wow, it's a new month already! Happy April!😘    

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ROAD TRIP SERIES: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK!

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I'm beyond EXCITED to bring back the Road Trip Series I started last year!!! πŸ€— 

For those of you who have been following along, I hope you're just as ready to take the road to the southern part of California and visit some awesome desert landmarks, which you can only see at Joshua Tree National Park

And for those of you who are NEW to this series, no worries...you can always catch up and go on this journey with me through my photos. I take plenty of them (actually my photographer does), so you don't miss a single view. So right now, I recommend you don't blink as often! There is so much beauty! This national park completely blew me away and quickly became one of my top favorites. You'll see why in a few minutes!😍

I got back from this weekend road trip one day ago and thought I just had to write this post as soon as possible. My heart is bouncing as I write this because I'm still under the influence of everything I saw and experienced there. There was of course, lots of hiking, endless fields of cactus trees and a breathtaking overview from which you can spot the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs (that's where I caught the sunset during one of the nights.)😱 

For those of you who are interested in knowing more about my fun road trip to Joshua tree, I promise I will do a separate post where I will share with you the best things to see while there!!! Stay tuned for that!!!











Wanna know what's so special about Joshua tree? Where do I begin? Some of the must-see sights are Keys View, Barker Dam, the Jumbo Rocks, the Cholla Cactus Garden, the Skull Rock and the Arch Rock. Yep, there is plenty to be explored, so I suggest staying for a few days. A full weekend would be perfect like I did because it gave me the chance to enjoy each landmark and do some hiking in between. 

Also, while I was there it was a bit windy, so definitely take a jacket or two. The last day, Sunday, was the day that was completely sunny and nice. I switched from leggings to biker shorts and it felt so good! 😁

Which of these outfits is your favorite? The black dress, the flowy kimono or the jeans and crop top combo? Before deciding on my looks, I wanted them to suit and express the boho, free-spirited vibes of the location. I always pick my outfits based on the location I'm visiting. Who else does that? 

I even tend to get super specific with the details of my accessories. I went for colorful bright jewelry pieces that would pop-out against the rugged rocks and endless desert landscapes. Hopefully you can feel these vibes through my photos!🌡 

To end this post, I must say...Joshua Tree National Park is an absolute treasure of a place. You've got to make your way up there if you've never been. It's one of these road trips that I will always remember. Truly it goes under "The BEST weekend" category!!! πŸ‘Œ

I don't know what road trip awaits next, but I'm so ready for it!
 

Here is a lookback at my previous road trips:

           

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LITTLE BLACK DRESS FOR EVERY OCCASSION!

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Does anyone know a woman who doesn't own a l.b.d. (little black dress)? Me neither! It's hard to explain, but a black dress is the ultimate wardrobe staple. A little black dress works for every age under the sun. If you're a guy, you might not fully grasp the concept of owning one. However, it's the same as what cars or cool technology gadgets mean to most of you (men). To sum it up...it's exciting, pleasing to the eye and a great confidence booster. 

Seasons change, but a little black dress always stays classy, fierce and beautiful. It's like seeing the first sign of spring; the pink blossom of a tree or hearing the chirping of a bird flying by. So M&M...memorable and magical!!! πŸ’–

I want to know...what occasion makes you bring out your "l.b.d."? And how often do you find yourself wearing one? It would be interesting to read your answers because I know, for me, I most often reach for mine when going out at night. However, I would also simply style it for a day at the park or a family picnic.  

Girls Night Out



Shop Boots

  You've got the little black dress and now what's left to do is call your girls for a fun night out. This lovely mini, ruffled hem dress is perfect to slip on, glam up and let sway in the spring night breeze. 

It's easy to let this dress guide you to the dance floor. I mean, I can't think of a better place to let it shine. For me that's an ideal night-out...all I want is salsa, bachata and more salsa! πŸ€£πŸ’ƒ Ok... and two, three tequilas! hahaha

What's even more special about this l.b.d. is that it's just so perfect with my new Up2Step boots. I can still smell that fresh leather, which comes with new shoes! Who else isn't afraid to admit their love for a brand new pair of shoes? Sometimes I even wonder if I buy shoes just to smell them! hahaha Ayyyy, ayudame! I even still keep the pretty box in which they were wrapped with an orange bow. Sorry, I can't help it! These over the knee boots feel and look of the quality of some world known high-end brands, so I want to keep them as shiny as possible. 

You can have a head over to Up2Step's Instagram for a closer look of their amazing collection. You've got shoes for every occasion and every season. I'm hoping I get the chance to wear my over the knee boots a few more times before it officially becomes sandals season.
 
 

Brunch/Picnic


Brunch/picnics and dresses go hand in hand especially right now when the sun is starting to shine and all you want to do is be outside enjoying the daylight!
😁 

Grab your picnic basket or reserve a table outside for some needed yummy bites and girl chats. This A-line black dress is what I would wear for the occasion. I would style it more casual with a denim shirt and combat boots. You want to feel at ease and comfortable, but still look cute. 

One thing I'm really hoping to do this spring is have a picnic outside. Last year, somehow spring flew by and suddenly it was too hot to even attempt at having one. What about you...what are you excited to do this spring? I know we are kind of limited in our choices because some countries went to lockdown #3, but we can still push/try to make the best of it.
 
   

Date Night Out


This isn't rocket science because you know a little black dress comes to mind right away when dressing for a date. You've got to have one in lace detailing because it's the most romantic and feminine. Mine comes in full sheer lace sleeves. 

The best thing about choosing to wear a black dress is that you can really brighten-up the look with different vibrant accessories. Also, you can add more color by applying a vivid lipstick. This way your l.b.d. is more suitable for spring. It all depends on what makes you feel the most confident!

I prefer always having a pop of color even if it's the tiniest like a flirty pair of blue fringe earrings. Impress and love yourself first and then your date!πŸ˜‰

What's your favorite style of a little black dress? And what occasion did you last wear yours?     

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SNEAKER STYLES THAT GO WITH EVERYTHING!

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From time to time, I like to give my heels a break and give a chance to my flat and comfortable sneakers! In fact, last night was the first time in awhile that I wore a pair of high heels for a night-out. It felt strange yet familiar! I think my funny walk might have given away the fact that my sneakers have been my go-to for the past year. Ayyyy, I need to practice walking in heels all over again!🀣  

This topic is very relatable to all of us. The pandemic kind of put us in loungewear and sneakers (without a warning). I thought it's a good idea to discover new funky sneaker styles and celebrate some old classics. What do you think?

Also, you know spring time is a great season for pairing your bright bohemian pieces with comfy sneakers. They're an essential for festival season since so much dancing and walking is required. Or, if you dance and walk at the same time like me, that's also fine! hahaha 

Now, there are so many sneaker styles out there to fit the liking of every person that it can become difficult to reach for the heels. I don't remember it being like that a few years ago. Plus, with the rising of athleisure wear, sneakers are designed to take you from the gym to brunch, to road tripping'. It's CRAZY in a good way!😱

1. Classic Sneakers





All sneaker lovers know the classics! You've had them since you were a kid, and most likely, still rock them to this day. How many pairs of Converse have you gone through? I love the fact that they're constantly improving their designs with thick platforms, funky illustrations or prints, which suit our hobbies and current way of living. So 2021!
πŸ˜‰ 

Also, who here is a fan of Vans, Nike or Adidas? Growing up I was super into Adidas. I had a black and very bright sky blue sneakers, which I vividly remember to this day. Every time I put them on for school, I felt awesome rocking them because they were very unique. Plus, they were the only pair I owned, so I was extra careful to keep them in good shape. These sneakers had a great run because they lasted all through my junior high school years. Now, I wish I could bring them back to live!!! 

The classics are classics for a reason! You can style them with jeans, shorts, rompers and even dresses. Absolutely everything! This post would have no end if I were to show you each and every way you can style these sneakers.
    

2. Chunky Trainers




Remember when the chunky trainers blew-up? I was so amazed by how high they are. Literally on another level! I even think they might be taller than some of my heels...
πŸ˜‚. 

Some people call these trainers "ugly", so here it really depends on your own personal preference. I like the fact that they do come in really bold hues and give you a nice comfortable height, which helps elongate your legs as if you're wearing a pair of heels. How fascinating is it that a pair of trainers can do that? I'm still wide-eyed, open-mouthed-kind-of impressed!!!🀯 

Because they are chunky and can come across as rough, I like to style mine with more feminine staples like a skirt with a crop top or my favorite cycling shorts with a tee. It really depends where I'm headed. For example, I own a unisex black chunky pair in which I enjoy hiking because I don't feel the rocks as much under my feet...I feel a soft bounce on the arc of my foot. For that reason I love them!!!
    

3. Clean White Sneakers



To end the post on a clean note...we've got the white sneakers! I know they can be a bit hard to keep looking crispy white, but hey, they look nice with TODO! I would suggest giving them a little polish after each time you wear them, if you really want to keep them looking as new as possible. Everything is possible!
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Something about owning a pair of white sneakers makes me very excited. Please, tell me I'm not the only one. Even though they're not fancy, they feel fancy with any spring print like florals or tropical palm leaves. Kind of MAGICAL!

Also, my favorite is pairing mine with other white staples to make for one fresh monochromatic look. It just feels right! These sneakers somehow always inspire me to go that direction.
 

Which type of sneakers are your favorite...chunky, classic or clean? For me, it really depends on where I'm going and my mood that day. However, I like them all because they're fun to style, comfortable and just a great kick to my day.😁    

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SPRING 2021 DENIM GUIDE!

Hello everyone,


How's it going? I hope you're doing great and you're more than ready for another style post from me. Estoy siempre lista!!!πŸ˜‰ 

Are you power skipping of joy for spring season? If not, give me 15 seconds to make it official...🀣

Often spring brings along the fun (they're best friends)! This includes lots of effortless, boho and exciting pieces, which add a little something special to the whole season. One such fabric is denim. It always makes a grand entrance and is so practical. I wouldn't blame you if you wore denim everyday. I would even encourage it because it fits everyone like the person who's ready to mingle with everybody at the party. 

Denim is universal!πŸ’™ 

I love it, love it and love it some more. This is why and how the idea came about for this post. There are so many denim looks I want to share with you. Plus, denim can be and is spring appropriate, if you've got the right shade or length. For example, during the spring it's best to transition to lighter or white denim staples instead of the dark wash shades that we're used to wearing during the colder months. Also, it's highly recommended to go for denim cut-offs...let your legs feel the sun! 

Let the denim guide begin NOW! 3,2,1...



Short Overalls

Who here likes wearing overalls? 

Once spring hits, I replace my dungarees with short overalls. I know overalls might not be everyone's cup of coffee, but for me, they take me back to my "younger self". I wore them a ton when I was a teenager, so they're kind of a combination of "nostalgia" and a staple I still enjoy wearing. I don't know if that will be the case once I reach 40!🀣 I'll be sure to let you know.  

Denim overalls are just way too easy to style. That's why they're a must-have for spring. You can wear them with a basic tee or add a long-sleeved shirt underneath. As for shoes, I like wearing mine mostly with comfy sneakers. Take it real casual and cute like way back in the days.
 


Denim Skirt

Drop everything you're doing because we must scream this one out together "WE CAN FINALLY WEAR SKIRTS AGAIN". And I've got to admit...my legs need extra tan. I feel like I need to spray a whole bottle on them...🀣 

Wearing skirts is my absolute favorite. I've said it before and will mention it again...I definitely wear skirts more often than dresses. At least that's what I remember from the last two years. I feel like denim skirts are more versatile than dresses and I can really build up a whole VIBE around them. As for dresses you don't need much thought. You throw it on and you're done. 

Just imagine wearing your denim skirt with a lovely puff sleeves top or even a nice cami top. There is no mistake to be made. You'll look beautiful either way!


Balloon Denim Jeans

Okay, so spring sometimes has its breezy days, so a light wash unique pair of jeans will do you just right. I like jeans that have some sort of detail about them which makes them extra interesting like studs, floral embroidery or this balloon style. Also, it's good to show a little ankle, so you can start pairing them with your strappy sandals. What do you think?

I always bet on a high-rise style because they help elongate your legs and I get to style them with a few of my favorite crop tops. What's your favorite style of denim jeans? 

Again, since spring is almost here, I like going with a super light wash pair of jeans. Running away from black or dark wash denim as fast as possible. I enjoy running! πŸ˜‚
  


Denim Shirt

I can't let this guide pass without mentioning the one and only denim shirt. It's the absolute best piece to have when transitioning from winter to spring. You don't even have to wear it...you can tie it around your waist. This will make your outfit look 100% more cool!πŸ’―

Denim shirts are fun to wear with shirt dresses, cycling shorts, crop tops and so much more. You name it! It will most likely go great like peanut butter and jelly or spring and flowers. 

I like the oversized denim shirts because they really help create that awesome street style. Plus, you know oversized clothing has been trendy for a while now. Especially last year when the pandemic began...with each month things started getting baggier and loose.
    


Denim Dress

What's spring without a charming dress? I don't even want to find out...hahaha! 

One thing is for sure, the minute the weather allows, I've got my flirty denim dress with wedges on. This off the shoulders style with a single ruffle is my favorite. You've got to see the way it dances in the breeze. Easy, breezy, super pretty!

One thing I love about wearing a denim dress is that I can add on my colorful accessories. I've got plenty of them and with this kind of dress they will surely pop-out. For example, a mini yellow bag with gold feather earrings and a lovely pair of nude wedges. Otherwise, if the dress is already colorful or in a fun floral print, I tend to take down a notch the accessories and wear more delicate gold or silver pieces. I let the dress be the highlight of the show!
     


Denim Shorts

Finally let's give it up to the denim shorts because they're present at every spring/summer vacation. Even when not on one, wearing them feels like it. You can really play up the tropical vibes with a single pair of denim shorts. Exactly like this outfit above! I wrapped my pom-poms shawl as a top, added vibrant accessories, threw on the denim shorts and headed to a nearby neighborhood with lots of palm trees.🌴 You can do the same!

How do you like styling your denim shorts? Do you enjoy dressing them-up or down more?
 

Who else has got denim fever after reading this post? I know I do! I'm halfway running to my closet to see what denim piece I want to wear next. hahaha! 

Also, you can always drop down a comment about what spring content you would like to see? I most likely will make it happen!!! πŸ˜‰ Where's my wand?

See you again next Tuesday!   

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