Hi guys! My hair has been particularly hard to handle lately with the humidity, the heat and its length. I have to say it can get a little bit frustrating. A couple of weeks ago, I had the luck of trying L’Oreal’s Steam Pod treatment, which hydrated my hair, removed the its frizz and filled it with life. A total wonder! This was not the first treatment I had, but it surely was a great one. I noticed the difference not only on the day I got it, but after showering a few times as well. If you get the chance, I encourage you to try it too! Here are some shots we took on the day I got the treatment done.
One of my closest friends got married a few weeks back. I don’t own many gowns, so for this very special occasion I decided to invest in one that would be as unique as possible. I have become very fond of national designers, and last November when I attended MBFDays El Salvador, I spotted the dress that I wanted to wear on such an exceptional night. This Monica Arguedas seemed ideal for two reasons: it was different than what everyone was wearing out here, and the fact that it was a two piece look made it versatile and perfect for wearing to multiple events – a great investment! For the wedding, I actually wore it with a low bun to show off its beautiful back. I hope you like it!
If there’s one thing better than buying good clothes &/or accessories, it would be buying them on sale! Sales are tricky, you have to rummage through mountain-like piles of crap before you can actually find a piece worth your while. But sometimes you get lucky and it makes you forget all the tediousness as if by magic. I’m bringing this up because both this black dress and the heels were found this way. When I spotted them, I couldn’t believe that nobody had bought them before me! Anyway, I hope you like this outfit as much as I do, and don’t give up on those annoying sale piles. Sometimes treasure lies underneath it all.
When I wear this denim dress, I remember of that one time when one of my Canadian friends referring to my outfit, bluntly remarked: “you look so motherly.” She made me laugh. She also got me thinking about how different can perceptions be depending on the country. Back in El Salvador, whenever I wear the dress, I get showered with compliments (not of the “you look so motherly” type, but more of the “it is so beautiful, where did you get it from?” type.) However, it is precisely because of my friend’s comment that it thrills me to wear the dress even more. I like breaking molds, and fashion is such a fantastic way of doing it. I encourage you to try it. Yes, sometimes it can make you feel a bit out of place (believe me I know), but it is exactly that what makes you stand out and shine.
When it comes to fashion, I like to keep things interesting by playing around with what I have in hand. I think that introducing men’s clothing into my outfits is a cool way of incorporating unexpected twists into my wardrobe. I bought this shirt a while back, but I still love wearing it. Although I got it from the men’s department, the piece still maintains a certain feminine air to it, perhaps it is the pale pink coulour, or perhaps it is because I like to combine it with lady-like accessories such as, a jewelled necklace, a pair of heels, or (why not?) both. Let me know what you think of the outfit!
Speaking of collaborations on the last post, made me want to share with you an outfit with my Peter Pilotto x Target top, and voilà!, here it is. Although it may give some a feeling of dizziness, I really like the print on the top, and I particularly like mix matching it with other prints. However for this occasion I decided to keep it simple, and so I paired it up with these military green harem-like trousers. I finished the look by adding black accessories.