Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Floral Velvet














Anthropologie Abia Velvet Peasant DressMarc Fisher Glitter Block Heels |
 BaubleBar Flamenco Drops | Isharya Orchid Triple Band Ring


If I could describe my personal style in one word, it would probably be colorful. 

I'm constantly playing around with different prints and colors to see which styles I love most. And since moving to New York last year, I've adopted the motto that when it comes to fun street style: the brighter the better!! 

I also love when a piece really speaks to you, and it feels as though it was made just for youThis dress is that piece for me. From the floral print (which we know I'm a huge fan of), to the gorgeous velvet detail, and beautiful coloring...it's exactly the type of piece that I wish I could have multiples of in my closet! Not to mention, it's getting me soooo excited for Spring! ~ 



photography by Laurel Creative

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New York Lately

Upper East Side - Manhattan
* Snow Day *
Breakfast at Blake Lane 
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir 
City Blooms
New Favorite Faux Suede Coat 
Day Trip to The Cloisters
Tea Time at Alice's Tea Cup



Winter in New York brings colder temperatures, and the temptation to stay curled up indoors in your coziest sweater with a hot cup of tea and a good book. When it's freezing outside, I tend to gravitate towards cozy cafes, hidden bookstores, and warm coffee shops that are tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and where I'm safe from the cold.  


This year, I vowed to myself to get to know my city in a new way, and over the past few weeks since returning to New York from Texas, I've been doing a little more exploring and spending lots of time with friends. From a day trip to The Cloisters, afternoon chats over scones and tea at a favorite haunt with a dear friend, checking things of my 'Must See & Do While Living in New York' list and trying new breakfast spots in the neighborhood.... I've been loving getting to explore NYC even more this winter. 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

15 Things You Might Not Know About Me





Anthropologie Zeri Peasant Dress | M.Gemi Boots (Similar)


A new year brings new readers, and  I thought it would be fun to share a little bit more about myself with all of you. And for those of you that have been following along for a while, I hope to surprise you with a few of the below facts. Some of my closest friends don't even know these! 


15 Things About Adriana:


1.  Hollywood here I come!! I wanted to be an actress when I was little, and would always watch old movies with my dad. - Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Ava Gardner were my favorites. 

2.  I was on the dance team in college. - I took a ballet class during college, and my friend Nikki who was in the class with me begged me to join the dance team. A few twists of my arm later, and I was dancing at football games, and pep rallies. It was such a fun time! 

3.  I can't eat apples. - You know the whole 'nails on a chalkboard' thing... that's what apples do to my teeth. The sound of someone eating them, or someone cutting them hurts my teeth so much! I can't even be in the same room when it's happening! 

4.  If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Paris. - I first visited Paris when I graduated from High School and knew that I would fall in love. The scenery, the fashion, the food...some day

5.  I've been stung by a jellyfish. - While on vacation in California, a huge wave rolled up to shore and brought along with it a nasty little jellyfish that got me right on the leg. One of the most painful experiences ever...

6. I played the violin in middle school. - I joined the Amarillo Symphony when I was younger, and my parents were crushed when I decided to stop playing once I got to High School. 

7. I'm bilingual. (I speak both English & Spanish!) 

8. If I wear 4 inch heels, I'm at a nice 5'4. I'm only 5 feet tall

9. My favorite book is Jane Eyre, and I grew up on classic literature. Other favorites - (The Count of Monte Cristo, Wuthering Heights, Pride & Prejudice)

10. I'm addicted to chai tea lattes and peachie o's. 

11. My first major in college was broadcasting. - I soon found out that I was too camera shy to work at a news station and switched over to International Business with a minor in Journalism.

12. I'm Guatemalan, Spanish, and Italian, but since moving to NYC have been mistaken for being Filipino several times! 

13. I love to travel and have visited 6 countries so far: {Guatemala, Italy, France, England, Poland, & Iceland} - having lived in both England and Iceland! I want to see them all...

14. I've played basketball since I was 3 years old. I grew up playing every single sport from basketball and volleyball to track and tennis. Basketball was my favorite and I played on the girl's varsity team throughout High School. 

15. I was born in Pasadena, California and still like to consider myself a Cali Girl (even though I grew up in Texas!). I will always be a Lakers and Dodgers fan, and have a soft spot in my heart for palm trees, sandy toes, sunshine, and the beach. 
 

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