Day Glam

This 3.1 Philip Lim for Target print flew off the shelves in  a matter of hours when the collection debuted in September! The blown up blue, mustard and cream cheetah print is so different and at the same time toned down enough to wear to the office, just add a cardigan. This particular look is perfect for a lunch date  or day drinks with the girls!
Este diseño de 3.1 Philip Lim para Target se vendió en tan solo horas cuando debutó la coleccion el pasado Septiembre! El patrón de cheetah agrandado en colores mostaza, azul y crema es tan diferente y la vez neutral suficiente como para usar en la oficina, pareado con un abrigo liviano. Este look en particular es perfecto para una cita de almuerzo o tragos con las chicas!

What I wore:
Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: 3.1 Philip Lim for Target
Clutch: Vintage piece from Ouna’s Closet
Jewelry: Sam Moon
Shoes: Parker from Shoedazzle

Flowers & Spikes

My love for this dress is infinite! I think I have a special place in my heart for it because when I went looking for it from the 3.1 Philip Lim Collection for Target, my size wasn’t available. About a month and a half later I found it and it was on SALE!!! I have a method with these designer collabos; I’ll do the launch day, buy 1 or 2 pieces, then… the waiting game. When they put them on sale, the deals are incredible. The fact that I don’t live in NYC or a hub city makes a huge difference. I always find available pieces and no need to run around the store pushing others or tear away that blouse from anybody. People are so laid back here about it, so that means more for me!
Mi amor por este traje es infinito! Creo que guarda un lugar muy especial en mi corazón porque cuando fuí por él para la Colección de 3.1 Philip Lim para Target, mi talla no estaba disponible. Un mes y medio despues lo encontré y estaba rebajado de precio!!! Desarrollé un método para estas colaboraciones de diseñadores; voy el día del lanzamiento, compro una o dos piezas, y luego… a esperar. Cuando les rebajan el precio, las ofertas son increibles! El hecho de que no vivo en Nueva York o una mega ciudad tambien hace una gran diferencia. Siempre encuentro las piezas que quiero y no hay que pelear por ellas. La gente aquí es mas tranquila, así que eso significa más para mi!

Dress: 3.1 Philip Lim for Target
Belt: Asos (similar here)
Shoes: Sahara from Shoedazzle
Necklace: Sam Moon (similar here)

Just keep dancing

I’ve been dancing since I was 5 years old. I remember when my Mom took me to Ballet Class in Brooklyn, NY, I was so excited, I could barely contain myself. After I moved to Puerto Rico at the age of 9, I never went back to ballet, not because I didn’t want to, but there was always some sort of obstacle that got in the way. I started getting involved with sports instead and forgot all about dancing until I got to High School, where I became Co-captain of the Cheer Squad and started the dance team. I kept choreographing in college and performing here and there, but never anything serious. About 4 years ago, I got the itch again and I formed the dance team in Puerto Rico for the Young Women’s Division for the Soka Gakkai Intl., Buddhist Organization. We performed in every chance we had and it felt wonderful!
Flash forward to today, I’m 31 years old and I haven’t stopped moving. I formed the dance team for the SGI YWD in San Antonio, TX, my new home. I’ve realized that dancing doesn’t only make me happy, but it’s a vehicle for joy for others as well. I get other young women to dance and feel good about themselves and we make our audience happy. We’re not professional dancers, any of us, but the energy, the fun we have and the desire to make people get up from their seats and move, has given me more joy than I could ever imagine. My mission is to create a world of peace through the power of movement. I will never stop dancing!
Daniel Pearl World Music Festival
SGI-USA San Antonio, TX

Final words of encouragement before going on stage at the 30th Annual Commemorative Meeting
Waxahachie Civic Center

Photo credits: Craig Gundlach ©2014

Live with a dancing spirit. The stars in the heavens are dancing through space, the Earth never ceases to spin. All life is dancing: the trees with the wind, the waves on the sea, the birds, the fish, all are performing their own dance of life. Every living thing is dancing, and you must keep dancing too, for the rest of your life!”
                                                                                              –Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda