Living on Inspiration



This is my madre. She’s the best of the best. Today she turns 50! (How many 50 year olds do you know look this good? + 11 kids, yeah right.) She is my biggest inspiration and role model. Hands down, she’s the strongest person I know. The relationship she has with each of her kids is special and unique. I am beyond blessed to call her “mom.” (Victor would say the same.)

Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you so very much, and I am so-so-so proud of you.









Sometimes all you need is a bit of inspiration from somewhere…anywhere before you take a look at your closet! This is when I become super-duper thankful for Pinterest & blogs. Daily doses of inspiration for me!

Top: Express | Skirt: Express via TJMaxx | Belt: NY & Co. | Necklace: AE | Sandals: Target

#22 of the 30×30 Challenge

As I wind this challenge down, I get more inspired. I know this outfit isn’t rocket science, but I never would have put the top and skirt together and I never would have tossed a belt into the mix. So, once again, bravo to whoever came up with the brilliant 30×30. I will be forever grateful.

I have 2 more weeks before I head to the states for Allison’s wedding and then to visit my family for a few weeks after that. Until then, I’m soaking up the sun by the pool, sleeping in, and craving smoothies, any flavor…so this weekend I will be collecting fruits galore! What are your favorite smoothie flavors and/or recipes??




Top: Gap | Pants: Kohls | Shoes: Kohls| Belt: Forever 21 | Necklace: Old Navy


#21 of the 30×30 Challenge

SO glad I tossed this top into the challenge. I love it. I need to get some leggings to toss underneath for another easy outfit. I actually wore this to church on Sunday. I’m usually a skirts & dresses to church kind of girl, but they blast the air like nobody’s business. I tend to gravitate towards dress pants or super long skirts + I always have a shawl to toss around my arms. I just got chills thinking about it.

Victor and I are planning a cruise for this fall, more than likely in September. With us being right down the street from the San Juan departure port, convenience has us probably hopping on one here. Have any of you been on a cruise? Out of San Juan? Thoughts?? I’ve never been on a cruise, so fill me in!




Top: LC for Kohls | Pants: Kohls | Sandals: Target | Watch: Target

#20 of the 30×30 Challenge

After yesterday’s post, I needed some mint and floral in my life. Feeling so much better and put together in this combo. Also, let’s talk about these sandals. I believe I paid under $10 last year when I ordered them online in January. I wore them a few times last summer, but wasn’t head over heels. In regards to these past few months, they have been my go to! They add just enough color and girly-ness I need for any outfit. You’re probably tired of seeing them. Forgive me. 10 more days. :)

I am itching with excitement about heading to the states for 6 weeks!!! One of my best friends is getting married July12th and then I get to spend a few weeks with my family. Living this far away from all of my loves has been super hard, so this will be just perfect!!!!

What’s on your summer agenda?




Top: Old Navy | Shorts: AE | Shoes: Target

#19 of the 30×30 Challenge

I’m sporting the real deal in my real life here for you on this fancy Monday. (while I’m currently in bed, still in my pj’s, eating some granola, listening to Pandora) I am rather shocked that I am even posting this set of pictures, but it’s really happening… I had just dyed my hair, because mom found a few gray strands while she was visiting. Freaked. Me. Out. So, that explains the frizz ball. I threw this easy outfit on to run an errands, with no makeup. My kind of day. Sorta.

Lots has been going on over here. We’re finally settled in the new apartment. I love having a pool – so nice! We had to go shopping for quite a bit of home stuff, which created for a busy week. All of the stress and busy-ness had me not feeling so great and in bed the last couple of days. Hoping for a better week!!!!! :)

Happy Monday! :) What is your go-to-lazy-girl-outfit??