Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

On Sunday’s I crave pancakes. Since I had no eggs at home I decided to look for a vegan recipe. I was willing to use some apple sauce since I had a couple of them. Surprisingly there was no need. I looked up the recipe and was shocked when reading the ingredients. I had them all in my pantry!

Mt. Rainier Hiking [Travel]

After whale watching, we planned to travel south of Seattle towards Mt. Rainer. We really like to hike, especially in cool places with pine trees and mountains. I researched beforehand and many of the views were amazing!

Easy Halloween Costume Idea [Mary Poppins]

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I love dressing up, but as usual either I don't want to spend any money or I procrastinate till the last minute. If you are like me then this post is for you.


Whale Watching near Seattle [Travel]

My husband and I had been planning this trip since 2015. We weren't married yet, but we were celebrating our anniversary. We had to postpone the trip because of family matters. After 4 years we decided to finally make the trip. This time we celebrated 2 years of marriage so we booked our flight to Seattle. Since our anniversary is September 30 we always travel during mid-October (accountant life) which happens to be one of the best times to go whale watching!


Blazer Trend for Fall [Steal]

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Blazer: Vintage Talbots  (new here old here) // Dress: Mink Pink Thrifted //
Shoes: Dolce Vita (similar here) //Sunglasses: Forever21 (similar here)
Scarf: Vintage // Bag: Zara (not available used here)

Someone recently asked me what's the new trend for Fall 2019? I stopped to think for a minute and answered... I guess we'll find out after fashion week is over.  So, with that in mind, I am writing about my favorite 2019 fall trend. I follow many street style accounts, especially photographers/influencers that attend Fashion Week. They all have one thing in common, blazers!

Recreating Outfits and Being Conscious

I started reading a book called Fashionopolis. It talks about the history of "fast fashion" and how it plays a big impact on the environment and community.  All the inhumane labor practices and contamination these companies' produce so we can be able to wear a garment a few times and then toss it. Is it worth it? Well, as I learn more about it, I don't think so.


Splurge vs Steal [Sunglasses Edition]

I just ordered some Celine dupe sunglasses from Amazon and realized I have several pairs that look expensive but are not! That is why I want to share with all of you how to "Get the Look without the Cost"!

Wearing Black and White for Three Days [Mix & Match]

I am always thinking about new and easy ways to use ALL of my clothes. It is a bit of a challenge because sometimes you just aren't feeling that motivated or you have no time to think about what to wear. You end up grabbing the same comfy pair of jeans and whichever top is clean. During the weekend, while browsing my Instagram, I stumbled upon Julianna Wilde's instagram page. She posts street style pictures by color and it looks impeccable. That's where I got the idea of wearing clothes by color! To make things easier, I started by organizing my closet by color and matching them.

Studded Sandals [Steal]

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TOP: Pink Floyd Similar here // SKIRT: Brandless Similar Here 
SHOES: Amazon // BAG: Amazon
I've always been attracted to Valentino, and by Valentino, I mean Valentino Garavani, the designer brand. Particularly items with studs like bags, pumps, sandals, boots, espadrilles etc... Although I currently don't own anything Valentino I tend to buy things that look very similar. Like these sandals, I am featuring today!

Seattle [Travel] Guide

Last week I visited Seattle, Washington. This city is also, called the Emerald City because of its green landscape! It rains almost every day and the temperature is amazing! I really enjoyed this place and I am hoping to go back sooner, rather than later. I was there on a business trip, so my time was limited. These are a few things I was able to do while in Seattle.

2019 Summer Trend [Puff Sleeves + Gingham]

TOP: Shein // SKIRT: Brandless Similar Here // SHOES: Delman //
SUNGLASSES: Forever 21 // BAG: Amazon // EARRINGS: Forever21 Similar Here

A trend that is also popular during summer 2019 is tops with puffy sleeves! These sleeves remind me of the one's queens and princesses use in movies. Like Fiona from Shrek! HA! Well maybe not the best example, but you get the point!

Healthy Banana Bread [Eat]

I hate when any of my food goes to waste, especially fruit! I had 2 ripe bananas and some greek yogurt so I looked up a recipe for healthy banana bread. I also had recently bought some whole wheat flour from Trader Joe's and wanted to see how it tastes.

2019 Summer Trends [Tie-Dye]

Summer is here and Tie-Dye too! Yeah, you read correctly tie-dye, according to Harper's Bazaar this summer will be extremely focused on this print. It is circulating very strong! So, if you have your old beach t-shirt it's time to get it out!

Easy Tiger [Eat]

The past weekend I went to Austin to visit my sister-in-law. She suggested having brunch on Sunday at Easy Tiger since she lives right around the corner. She had mentioned this place before and when visiting San Antonio she brought a baguette from there.

Zacatecas [Travel]

After visiting Mexico City, we flew into Zacatecas where the wedding was taking place. Zacatecas is a colonial small town with beautiful landscapes and cobblestone streets. You can see hills and a lot of color throughout the town.  We stayed there for 2 days and here is a small guide in case you plan to go.

Shrimps Bag [Steal]

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If you google Shrimps Bag surprisingly you will see a beaded handbag and then under all those images, you'll actually see frozen shrimps, those you get from your groceries store. I am just trying to give some perspective on how popular these beaded bags are. I have been looking at this bag since late last year but because I perceive it more as a spring/summer bag I waited until now to buy it. 

Mexico City [Travel Guide]

One of my best friends got married last weekend in Zacatecas, Mexico. The cheapest way to travel was flying from Mexico City. We decided to fly non-stop SAT-MEX and stay there for two days before the wedding festivities. Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world! I've never seen so many people in my life! Also, it is filled with culture and amazing history! I can say it is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen.

Cilantro Coconut Shrimp and Broccoli- Instant Pot [Eat]

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A while back I was looking for a crockpot and my husband very kindly bought be an Instant Pot, which is more of a pressure cooker. I was a bit disappointed because it had so many settings and all I wanted was a simple old crockpot with high, low and warm settings. My husband's uncle gifted us a crockpot and I was very happy! After a few years, I rediscovered the Instant Pot and started learning more about it and now I am in love. Now, I want to cook absolutely everything in it!

Yellow Plissé Pants [Steal]

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Pants: Topshop // Bag: Amazon // Shoes: DSW // Blazer: Limited-Vintage similar here  
Sunglasses: Amazon // Earrings: Forever21

90% of you voted YES on these yellow, spotted, plisse pants during a try-on session at Nordstrom Rack. I had not worn them because I was breaking my head thinking on how to style them. Sometimes the simplest things are the best, so I just decided to wear them with a black cami and a blazer. I really like how it looks, I'm sure it also looks good with a bodysuit (which I just ordered from Shein). I got these for only $18, so I looked for similar ones starting at $18.

Splurge vs Steal -Spring Edition

Spring is officially here and that means I need to clean my closet. Swap the sweaters for peasant tops and jackets for button front dresses. While I have a lot to do in my closet I couldn't stop looking for spring pieces. Since this blog is all about finding good deals I decided to look for cute stuff at Anthropologie and look for similar pieces at Shein. Although Anthropologie has really cute, high-quality pieces they are a bit expensive.

Mushroom Piccata Pasta [Eat]

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I have been on an Italian kick lately, specially for Chicken Piccata. I took a look in my fridge and spotted all the piccata sauce ingredients. Since I was not in the mood for chicken I used some leftover spaghetti and mixed it with mushrooms, spinach, and piccata sauce. I only used olive oil because I was out of butter. But everything tastes better with butter.

Lilac and Navy [Steal]

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Now that spring is around the corner I felt the need to use my lilac wool pants. These wool pants are from J. Crew but I got them while thrifting. You guys voted 59% YES on these pastel color pants. After having them for a few weeks, I finally used them. I paired them with a satin top that was also thrifted. This top is almost the same pastel color as the pants and it kind of looks like a pajama top. I have worn this top several times, you can see it on my Instagram feed. I added this Patrizia Pepe navy jacket which I got at the 90% off sale from Yoox. I love how these two colors look. I found similar pants starting at $9.

Sterling and Beringer - Day 2 [Napa Travel Guide]

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On the second day, we woke up really early and visited Sterling Vineyards first.


Castello di Amorosa -Day One [Napa Travel Guide]

I just came back from Napa, I was there for a bachelorette trip. I had such an amazing time! Drinking wine and most importantly spending time with my girlfriends! I know Napa sounds too relaxing for a bachelorette trip, but let me just say "this is 30".  In this post, I will show you what we did the first full day in Napa. We visited Castello di Amorosa and had dinner at Gott's Roadside restaurant. Next week I will post about my second day in Napa!

Green Sweater & Striped Pants [Steal]

I have been looking for a green sweater for a while but could never find the exact green tone I wanted. Until one day, while thrifting I found this knitted emerald green sweater. **It was polled and 75% of you guys voted YES**. I instantly imagined a number of outfits where this green sweater would be the focal point! I wanted to wear it with a pair of lavender pants, trying to make a bolder statement, but when I tried it on I wasn't feeling it.

Orange Vintage Blazer [Steal]

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I scored this amazing Escada vintage blazer at a thrift shop! I was drawn by the color, the fabric and then when I saw it was Escada I couldn't dare to put it back. I can tell is vintage because of the shoulder pads and it was designed by the late Margaretha Ley. I actually polled the blazer and it was voted 50% YES. After taking it to the dry cleaner the blazer looks like new! I am so glad I bought it.

Red and Pink [Steal]

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I usually don't wear two bold colors at the same time. I always try to balance it with neutrals. Today, I decided to mix red and pink, right on time for Valentine's Day! I love how these two colors look together and make me want to keep on mixing more bold colors together.

Oversize Plaid Blazer [steal]

Oversize Plaid Blazers
I've been liking blazers a lot lately. Maybe because I see them all over my Instagram and love how they look! I've learned that having different color blazers has helped me get ready faster. You just throw in some jeans and a t-shirt and you have an effortless outfit that looks pretty stylish!

Guillermo's [Eat]

My husband invited me to lunch last week, he suggested several places near my office one being Guillermo's. He always swears by one of his coworker's recommendation, which is pretty accurate, most of the times. I've passed through that place so many times and I was always curious to stop by, but never did.

Tweed "Jacket" [Steal]

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When I see tweed the only thing that comes into my mind is Chanel! Crazy how this type of fabric became so iconic for that brand. I read that Mademoiselle Chanel got inspired by his boyfriend's tweed jacket in 1924. Still, Chanel produces the same style, a piece that I believe will never go out of fashion. Enough with the history lessons. Since this blog was created to find affordable pieces I want to share with you this tweed "jacket", although it is very far from being Chanel, I think it looks very nice!

White and Lavender [Steal]

I am starting off this year with a cute color combo! Lavender and White Denim. I bought this top at Buffalo Exchange, it was voted 64% yes! I added a Chanel Pin to make it look more elegant. I really like this color and love how it looks with white. For 2019 I am going to try and wear more colorful things and try to combine them as much as possible. Making it seem I have a big closet.
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