OOTD: Faux Fur & Fringes

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” I got to say I miss cold weather and layering! Living on this beautiful island can sometimes get a little too hot. The weather has been nice to us recently and has calmed and cooled down a bit and I have enjoyed this immensely. For today’s OOTD I decided to break out the leather and the fringes and the faux fur gillets. Hey, go big or go home, right? I just love the neutrality of this outfit and how the turquoise of the statement necklace makes everything come together. I added the little belt to accentuate my waist although it can also be worn loosely. I decided to layer the necklaces because I am a bit obsessed with the little dainty  necklace and the turquoise reminds me of my favorite princess, Pocahontas. I would love to pair this outfit with nude booties, but its not cold enough for that. So on our less than hot nights, I will be throughly enjoying this outfit!”

Top &Pants: Topshop/ Clutch & Fur Vest: ASOS/ Necklaces: Baublebar/ Shoes: New Look

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Black Friday Favorite: Oh My Love

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One thing I loved about living abroad  is all the stores and brands I discovered! They expanded my closet and my fashion knowledge beyond anything I had tried or known before. One of the brands I discovered was Oh my Love! It is an East London brand that creates the most beautiful figure enhancing dresses! I have purchased quite a few items from their collection and they fit me beautifully! Perhaps one of my used items was their grey  padded clutch!

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Oh my Love is holding a 30% off  EVERYTHING sale through Sunday and the best part: THEY HAVE SHIPPING TO THE US! If you are looking for something exclusive and different for this holiday season, an item your friends will fawn over, head over to Oh my Love! Remember to use discount code for 30% off : BACKTOBLACK .

I’ve chosen some of my favorite looks to get you inspired!

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Oh My Love Take Charge Black Mesh Panel Long Sleeve Short Playsuit

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Oh My Love Cross The Line Bottle Green Open Back Midi Dress

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The Fringe Blue Suede Tassle Shoulder Bag

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Empire Green Pendant Collar Necklace

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Oh My Love Lose Yourself Blue & Silver Reverse Sequin Jacket

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Oh My Love Touch It Black Square Neck Peplum Mini Dress

I am very much looking to purchase these gorgeous items  for the holiday season! Happy Shopping!

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OOTD: Stripes & Overalls

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“God knows I love a good striped shirt, and when I came home and raided my sister’s closet, I found this gorgeous striped bodysuit and I knew I had to wear it! It provides both comfort and versatility. For this week’s OOTD I decided to pair the bodysuit with overalls. It is still pretty hot in this lovely island of Puerto Rico,therefore, sunny days out in shorts are very much acceptable. I wore some mid-heel shoes and  let me tell you they are soooo comfy! I also decided to clash prints and added a skinny leopard print belt to clash the snakeskin on my shoes and the stripes. The pop of color is provided by the clutch and accessories were kept minimal!”

Photography: Danny Fernández

Overalls: USC/Shoes: Debenhams/Belt: Gap/Clutch: Poshmark find

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Trends: Mixing Prints

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Recently I have been more open to new fashion adventures and for me, mixing prints is definitely one of them. I always wondered how it was possible to achieve such perfect ensembles with that much difference in patterns and prints. Like everything, mixing prints has its little tricks and secrets. After many hours researching and finding my favorite ones, I am here to share them with you and make your closet filled with endless fashionable possibilities! The first thing to know about mixing prints is that in order to find harmony between the pieces it is important to link them with a common color palette or undertones. Also, a good idea is to combine different textures. If you are unsure of where to start: black and white is always a safe bet. It is important to make a single piece, your key item. Whatever you decide to pair it up with should be a subtler print, in order to achieve harmony and not let the prints become “too much”. It is also very important to accessorise accordingly by adding a solid color item (shoes, handbag, necklace) that will tie your outfit together. My favorite patterns to style are stripes with animal print or florals. As I learn more and feel more confident, I will be diving into the deep end of mixed prints! The best thing about mixing prints is that it can be done during all seasons, from fall through summer! Here are some of my favorite ways of mixing prints! Enjoy, and remember to be bold and dare to be yourself! Fashion is not about faithfully following a certain trend, it is about seeing a trend that you like, and making it your very own! screen-shot-2014-07-28-at-11-11-07-pm I found these useful styling tips from  MadebyGirl and will be incorporating to my wardrobe!

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Photo: Madebygirl

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The Petite Diaries: Boyfriend Jeans

Today on The Petite Diaries, we will be talking about styling boyfriend jeans specifically for petite women. Boyfriend Jeans can look a little daunting at first  but with the right amount of fabric and styling, we too can rock the boyfriend jeans. I used to be afraid of the trend, although I spent countless hours pinning looks on Pinterest trying to find the right style for me . After much research and venturing out to different retailers, I found my pair! Although I need to alter it for sizing ( It’s a very loose fitting size 1 ), I believe the lenght, color, and distressing is perfect. I have used it and styled it with cardigans and form fitting tops as well as paired it up with heels and wedges. I will be showing you soon how I have styled them! In the meantime I wanted to give you some inspiration on the best ways to style boyfriend jeans for petite gals!

This post can be found in Spanish over at EgoModa!

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 When it comes to style, a slim cut boyfriend jean is the best bet for a petite frame. Another tip that works and I have used, buy some jeans one size up and/or  a pair of your size that are slim but loose fitting and those could pass as boyfriend jeans as well!

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 When it comes to cuffing your jeans, make sure they are cuffed as narrowly as possible. Add feminine statements like heels, necklaces, a bold bag or bright lips to keep it girly!

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What is your favorite way to style Boyfriend Jeans?

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Monochrome & Bold Statements

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“I am in love with these shoes! They are so different and make such a statement in an outfit! The tassels alongside the bright green color makes the entire outfit. I chose the monochromatic look in all black to accompany them and make the colors really pop. I kept the accessories simple (clutch, earrings, bracelets) in order to focus all the attention on the shoes. However, I found this statement necklace from Baublebar and I KNEW it was the perfect match. The difference in texture with the pants and the blouse also contribute to the outfit without it looking too dull. I can’t wait to keep styling and incorporating these shoes into other outfit choices!”

Shoes: Boohoo/Top: New Look/Trousers: Topshop/Statement Necklace: BaubleBar/Clutch: Rainbow Stores/Rings: Primark

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OOTD: Old San Juan

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” I just love the contrasting colors of the playsuit with the colorful streets and house-fronts of Old San Juan. They just go hand in hand. This playsuit is perfect for Petite girls, because well, it is made FOR petites by Topshop! I am obsessed over the bright colors and proportionate patterns and the cut out details of the piece. I am also wearing these fabulous cork heels and let me just point out, I hate white shoes. They remind me of nurses shoes and it is still a huge no for me. However, when I saw these , I had to try them on and I LOVE THEM and they are super comfy too! They perfect for daytime and for a casual night look! Needless to say, they are my new favorites!”

Playsuit: Topshop/ Heels: Nine West/ Purse: Tous
Photography: Danny Fernández

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Petite Celebs: Eva Longoria

In our pint-sized world, inspiration usually comes from our taller sisters. We tend to follow the trends that sometimes may not be meant for us. Insert petite celebrities. Googling a bit to prepare this post, I was amazed by the amount of celebrities who join the 5’4 and under ranks! Eva Longoria fits the mould perfectly!  Her style is very much inspiration worthy. It is  timeless, effortless and fun and even better, she is LATINA!  It shows us how we can also rock any style as long as it is proportionate and adequate to our body type!

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Here’s some Eva Longoria inspiration for your nights of Pinterest binge-scrolling!

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Eva’s effortless Day look is one I love. Her pops of colors and prints combined with solid colors do not overpower her frame.

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I love monochromatic looks and these go perfectly with her height and skin tone. I want to believe we are similar in both categories, therefore I am trying out these looks ASAP! Notice how Eva uses nude shoes, which help elongate her legs and figure. That is a very good tip for all petite girls! Use shoes in a shade complimentary to your skin color to create the illusion of longer legs!

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These evening gowns are EVERYTHING! Goes to show you that with the right tailoring, any dress can look gorgeous on a petite dress. Solid colors are a petite girls best friend because they create continuity on the frame.

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I love how Eva uses to very tricky trends and absolutely rocks them. Boyfriend Jeans and midi skirts can be tricky to style. The key lies in the right fit and length. By using a fitted top with the boyfriend jeans and a fitted  top and blazer with the midi skirt, her figure is not lost and her height is not shortened.

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Of course I had to include my favorite print, the stripes.. I am in love with both skirts and how beautiful they look on her!

Don’t forget to check out the first post of  The Petite Diaries, where I share some styling tips for us petite gals!

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Trend Report: Leopard Prints for A/W 2014

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Leopard prints used to remind me of the Jersey Shore and sassy 5 year olds. I would stay as far away as possible from anything leopard. I remember when it was the it thing back in school, to have EVERYTHING in your room decorated with an animal print and the louder, the better (The horror!). Recently, I have found myself wanting to purchase key pieces in leopard print. I just can’t get enough of it and throughout the seasons, I have learned just how to incorporate it in my wardrobe without it looking tacky or over the top. Fall is quickly approaching (after what it seems like the shortest summer ever! Thanks England!) and I am, once again, craving for some feline spots on my outfits. This trend was very much present in the catwalks last year, and this year, during PFW, the trend was seen walking down the Céline, Saint Laurent and Givenchy runways, among others.  This is one of my favorite patterns and as I am learning to mix prints , I will definitely be on the lookout for new ways to style it! Tip: When mixing prints, think of the leopard print as a neutral! Here are some of my favorite ways to style the Leopard Prints in the closet! Enjoy!

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What’s your favorite way to style Leopard print? Stay tuned for an #ootd featuring my favorite spots!


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Nautical Stripes

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“For today’s OOTD I bring you one of my favorites staples combined: stripes and playsuits. I love how comfortable this playsuit is and how many possibilities of styling it has! Today I decided to pair it up with neutral accessories to keep the attention on the playsuit. This is a perfect example of an outfit that can transition easily from day to night. During the day, keep the makeup neutral and simple and during the night, add a bold red lip and some heels or wedges and you are good to go! Now that I am back in warm weather, I can’t wait to wear the heck out of this playsuit! This playsuit is also perfect for petite girls because it does not drown the figure and provides flattering coverage. The flats are so comfy! I am absolutely in love with them and the price is super affordable! “

Playsuit: Topshop/Shoes: La Defensa/Purse: Longchamp/Necklace: Primark

Photographer: Danny Fernández

Hair: Norka Torres Salon

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