Thursday, September 24, 2015

FASHION + ADVENTURE at the LAS VEGAS STRIP!

Hello everyone,


 WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS!  

If you haven't been to Vegas, I have one thing to say, What are you waiting for? 
Known as the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas is the ultimate place to enjoy all that it has to offer from day to night. That may include seeing the gorgeous views of the Strip from high above by riding the High Roller, satisfying the fashionista inside of you by shopping at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, testing your luck at a game of cards, hitting as many nightclubs as you can for the ultimate Las Vegas experience and so much more..... Literally the possibilities are endless and cannot be found anywhere else except in Las Vegas.  

Before I take you along through the streets of this bigger than life city and share with you my Vegas adventures while still looking fashionable, I want to mention how this blog post came about. 
I recently discovered http://www.vegas.com/. They have pro tips for each hotel in Las Vegas to make planning your trip as seamless as possible. Their current challenge is #UltimateVegasOutfit and I had to participate because it's perfect, combing two of my passions in one, my love for fashion and adventure. I had a blast and am ready to show you what I came up with. Are you ready? 


I started off the day with a spectacle at 550 ft. in the air, which is not only the best attraction in Vegas, but also, the tallest wheel in the world easily beating the London Eye. What a creation! If you're ever in Las Vegas, make the High Roller at The LINQ your number one destination because, trust me, you'll be mesmerized by the scenery and you'll definitely want to see it both, during the day and night times. I had the best time, fully enjoyed all that the High Roller had to offer and I can't wait to return for a night time spectacle. I know once again it'll be the best 30 min. of my life! 
There is just something about it. To me, it represents that no matter how big our dreams seem, they're possible to achieve because look at this wheel, for example. Someone had the idea of creating the tallest, most spectacular wheel in the world, which might have seemed like just a dream at the beginning, but now, thanks to this person, we all get to enjoy this wonderful attraction and be bold in making our own dreams come true. Also, I have to mention it's located in the best city ever, where I live, so I have the privilege of riding the High Roller anytime I want! :) 

   



When in Las Vegas, you must look fashionable, but also feel comfortable because there are lots of photo opportunities and walking involved, so combine both style and comfort in one. That's what I was aiming for when I was putting together this outfit. Do you like it? I love it and no doubt would wear it again and again when heading to the Strip for a fun day of fashion and adventure. If you see this outfit, you'll for sure know it's me! hahahaha

T-Shirt:Me to We(PACSUN) Jeans:H&M  Wedge Booties: Madden Girl by Steve Madden Bag:MERONA(Target) Sunglasses:Dana Buchman Earrings:BCBGeneration Necklace:Macy's Rings:Charming Charlie  





  After this fun adventure, I headed walking toward the Bellagio Hotel and Casino to catch a dynamic performance of the dancing fountains. I've probably seen them a million times, but each time feels like the first one, so refreshing, mesmerizing and truly unforgettable. I fall in love with the music, the lights, and the water show all over again. You can see the fountains dance to the most popular songs of all time like "Lucky be a Lady" by Frank Sinatra, "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, "Singin' in the Rain" by Gene Kelly and many more. It's a true delight and the best part it's free. You can watch it as many times as you like during the day! Perfect, right? 
     
  


Bellagio, being my all time favorite resort, after the show I needed refreshment, so I made my way to my all time favorite pastry shop, Jean Philippe Patisserie.  
Prepare yourselves because after seeing these photos, you'll be craving everything and anything chocolate.
Jean Philippe is a true genius with a delicious chocolate fountain display, lots of cookies, cakes, crepes, but also salads, juices and sandwiches for those of us who are on a healthy kick and can resist all the chocolate that's around. 

Finally, I was able to relax for a while and enjoy everything around me in style. The only thing that I changed about my outfit was my top. For a more formal look (Bellagio speaks luxury) I added a nice silky shirt from EXPRESS in this beautiful lilac color. That gives my outfit a whole different look, more sophisticated and polished. 



            



Most of us know that Las Vegas is popular for its nightlife, so I couldn't miss the opportunity to have some fun. There are endless nightclubs, Cirque du Soleil shows, bars, and restaurants to choose from. Also, on nights like these, what's really great is that you completely loose track of the time because at night the city is fully alive. So leave your watches behind and enjoy the night! 

Before heading to the Aria resort and casino, I completely changed my look to match the feel of what's to come. Any guesses where I went

On the way to the most dynamic and heart-stopping Cirque du Soleil show ZARKANA at the Aria, I got distracted by the machine slots, so I had to try my luck. It turned out, I had no luck at all! :(  
Ohhh well, it was still a good time and afterwards, the show took me to a different world. I loved every second of it. It made me laugh, smile, sing and watch in awe as acrobats performed the most energetic and thrilling tricks before my eyes. My all time most memorable moment was the sand paintings a woman did with her hands. She created a story through sand images that touched me and left me wanting more. If you get the chance, make sure you see ZARKANA because a magical spectacle like this one, in my opinion, should not be missed. 

                       


Dress:GUESS  Pumps:INC International Concepts Bag:MERONA (Target) Cuff Bracelet:Macy's Stretch Bracelet:Macy's Earrings:BCBGeneration 




With the finale of the show comes the end of this blog post. I truly hope that you enjoyed it and felt like you spent the whole day with me in Las Vegas. I had a blast! In Vegas, who wouldn't? Plus, the fashion and adventure go hand in hand here, which is why I'm so happy I was given this ultimate challenge. Let me know in the comments if you think my mission was successful.   
Thank you to all of you for reading. Your support means a lot. I'll talk to you in a week. Bye!  


                                                       Love, Radi  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

KORS STRIPS in PUERTO VALLARTA!

Hello everyone,






Like I promised in last week's blog post, today is time for part two of my Puerto Vallarta style adventures. Be prepared for some more sunshine, beach views and fashion inspiration. It's ALL you really need! And the best part is that I myself once again get to relieve these unforgettable days with you together by my side ( if only it's through the computer.)
That makes me extremely happy, like I'm on vacation again, if only for a few minutes. So put on your bathing suit, straw hat, sunglasses and let's get this Mexican party started!!! Arrrrrrrrriba! 


Many of you might agree with me when I say a summer vacation is incomplete without at least one maxi dress. That's why I couldn't resist taking this Michael Kors babe with me. Ahhhh how I Love Kors designs! He's my top favorite fashion designer, which is why ever since I got this dress, I have treasured it like gold. Not many can touch it or in fact try to borrow it :) Basically it's ALL mine forever and ever! Even I carefully hand wash it myself, so it doesn't stretch and become like a baggy plastic bag. What I'm really trying to say is that true love really exists hahahhaha- so don't you give up on it.  
Loving the strips and the cotton ultra soft feel that this dress gives me every time I wear it. Plus, the way it's shorter in the front and longer in the back gives me goose bumps. I know what you're thinking, but if you can't tell I'm overly obsessed. 


   




      Once again I went barefoot because who needs shoes when you're at the beach all day? Isn't it the best feeling ever! Definitely, one less thing to worry about. But if you were walking around and about, I would suggest pairing this summer dress with some chunky heels, peep toe heels or some chic gladiators. It's all up to your taste or mood as to what your pick would be. And remember there's never a wrong choice, just go with your gut feeling about what looks good and rock it.    



My earrings are totally in sync with the beach because they're these long handmade shell earrings that I bought at the beach from one saleslady. They walk around the beach in the heat all day selling the most unique colorful jewelry. That day I bought two pairs of earrings. Now whenever I wear them, I'm always reminded of Puerto Vallarta and the amazing time I had there. With that I also, added a really cute beaded pink bracelet on my wrist, so I don't feel completely naked because whenever there isn't anything on my wrists I always feel like something is missing, since I am so used to having tons of bracelets on. 
Plus, let's not forget my signature accessory which is the flower in my hair. Like I said in my previous blog post, summer vacations without flowers in my hair don't exist, so here I am spreading flower love once again. Can you smell the flowery aroma? 






Sadly, our trip to Mexico has come to an end, but you can always go back and see the first Puerto Vallarta post I did if you haven't already. Here is the link: PINK OASIS in PUERTO VALLARTA! 

Enjoy your day and I'll talk to you soon! :) 




                                                                                                                     Love, Radi  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

PINK OASIS in PUERTO VALLARTA!

Hello everyone,







 El oasis de mi alma!
 Puerto Vallarta, completely captured my heart with its captivating beauty, its generous people and its picturesque surroundings. 

Waking up to the sound of the crashing waves, the greeting of always smiling and easy-going people and the feeling of compete freedom and serenity is what I already miss so much. I've had the best time with overflow of joy, laughter and peacefulness. 
This vacation is exactly what I needed. Now I feel rejuvenated and ready to enjoy each and every day to its fullest. Not only that, but I've made some wonderful memories and friends in Puerto Vallarta that without a doubt I'm already looking forward to going back as soon as possible in the near future. Have you been to Puerto Vallarta? If you have you know exactly what I mean and if you haven't, you must make it your next destination because trust me when I say, this place feels like home! <3 

A home where pink was the main attraction, not only present in the everyday breathtaking sunsets, but also part of my outfit. An outfit that can be dressed up or down depending on how you're feeling because you know one day you're all about the high heels and the accessories and the next day you don't even want to bother.(Raise your hand if you can relate!) 
On this day, I wanted to fit the mood of my surrounding which is why I went with the more casual option. One that includes me being barefoot because who needs shoes on the beach? If you were around and about in the city, you can go with some nice wedges or simple flip-flops that will fulfill your comfort needs. The choice is all up to you! 





This look is amazingly comfy because of the soft pants I have on. They feel ultra light and look so chic because of this statement pattern they've got. They're my all time favorite right now because I think they look good with anything and most importantly they were given to me as a gift from my sister. She knew how much I've wanted patterned pants like these ones, so when we were together shopping at EXPRESS, she surprised me by buying these for me. I'm still smiling and feeling so grateful for having such a caring and lovely sister. 

To match the pink spots of the pants, on top I decided to go with this embellished jewel pink cami top. I LOVE the touch of jewels added and just how feminine it is. I've had it for a few years now from Kohl's. I also frequently find myself pairing it with some denim washed short shorts in the summer. Very simple, but ohhh so cute! 

For me personally a summer vacation is not complete without a flower hair accessory. There is just something about them. Call me crazy, but enjoying the beach without a flower in my hair seems unreasonable, so from now on you can call me flores lol! 

Speaking of accessories, I didn't want to overdue it (sand everywhere was my number one accessory), so two other things that I added are these cute Charming Charlie studs and one bracelet that speaks beach life all the way.  

   


 Hopefully, through this post, 
I brought the beach to your front door. 
Complete oasis of serenity and beauty no matter where you are in the world.

Also, don't miss next weeks post because once again it will be a beach one, continuation to this one! :) I can't wait to share it with you! 

As fall fashion goes, here in Las Vegas is still so warm and beautiful that I have a few more summer style posts to share with you before moving on to the next season. I hope you don't mind, I know for many of you it already feels like fall depending on where you live. I'm guessing the beginning of October, it's going to start getting a bit chilly here, so that's when my autumn style looks will start pouring in.  

Okay, bye for now! 
Saludos de Puerto Vallarta! 


   



                                                                                                                Love, Radi