Losing Friends and Gaining Perspective

It feels a little strange writing about something like this at my age. I thought I’d have most of this friend stuff figured out at this point. I guess I was wrong. I’m 39-years-old and it turns out I’m still being schooled about who is a “real” friend and who isn’t. When I think about fake friends, I have this flashback from when I was in high school. I had this group of girl friend’s and all we did was gossip and talk about boys—you know the usual. But, when the conversation turned into something they didn’t want me to…

5 Spring Beauty Favorites

It’s time to chat spring beauty favorites guys! I’ve had a couple of these in my hands for a bit and haven’t had the chance to share them with you. So, that’s what’s on today’s blogging agenda. You know I have to let you know when there’s a product out there I love. I don’t like complicated, so I found that four of these products are clear and to the point. And the fifth one is just a beauty goodie for all. Chrome Girl Nail Lacquer If you love painting your nails, this is a nail lacquer you’re going to want to give a…

Celebrating My Culture and Making Memories

Sponsored by Credit Karma Honoring and celebrating my heritage and culture is not something I take for granted. For those of you who don’t know, I am third generation Mexican American. My mom’s side of the family has roots in Tucson, Arizona and my dad’s side has them here in Southern California. I spent a lot of time in both places when I was growing up and there’s one thing they both have in common—honoring Mexican culture, history, and traditions. It also helps when you have abuelitas who kept it real. Now, as an adult, I appreciate my roots more…

Introducing Boutique+ from JCPenney

Sponsored by JCPenney. The struggle that is plus size fashion has been one that we are way too familiar with. I will admit that today, compared to when I first started blogging in 2010, we have a lot more clothing options. Yet, a lot of us are still feeling like we are left out. That’s why I’m am so happy to be able to share with you one of the latest plus size clothing launches from JCPenney—Boutique+. Available exclusively at JCPenney, in-stores and online, their new collection is chic with a contemporary edge. I’m sure there is a little something for…

Curvy Girl Travels Downtown Miami in 2 Minutes

Whenever someone mentions Miami, I can’t help but think of sunny days, beautiful beaches, and nightlife. I’ve been there a handful of times and I have to admit, it is one of my favorite places to visit. But, what if I told you that there’s more to this place than the obvious? Yes, there is a whole other side filled with art, music, food, and history in the heart of Downtown Miami. While I was in town for Hispanicize, I was invited out by the Miami Downtown Development Authority for a tour. And little did I know I was about…

Spring Layering with Lightweight Jackets

When Reah Norman of StyledbyReah.com asked me to take part in the Bloomingdales Shop For Women Spring event, I jumped at the chance. She showcased seven spring trends and I was asked to help with one of my favorites—layering with lightweight jackets. We might be right smack in the middle of spring, but that doesn’t mean it’s been all sunny days and blooming flowers. No matter where you live, you know the weather has been super crazy with a mind of it’s own. It’s been an interesting task getting dressed every day not knowing how the day’s temps will treat…

I Am #WomenInspired

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I grew up in a home where my dad was the key provider. My mom worked, but she didn’t bring in what my dad did. And although we lived paycheck to paycheck, we had everything we needed. My parents worked their butts off to make sure we had the basic necessities. I appreciated that more than they’ll ever know. They never spoke about finances in front of us or taught us about saving money. So, when I entered the working world…

Style Trend Bomber Jackets

Where do I even begin? First, you should know that I owned a black bomber jacket when I was in my late teens. The old school style with the orange on the inside. Originally worn by pilots, the bomber jacket has gone through it’s share of changes. I guess you can say it has and continues to evolve to where it is today as the latest spring trend. Known distinctly by it’s boxy silhouette and flat collar, you’ll see that the bomber jacket is available in a range of colors, prints, and materials. I seriously just ordered the New Look Inspire Sateen…

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