Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hopefully, by Next Week...

Apologies for not keeping up with the 21 day challenge or regular posting. Things have been a little hectic around here what with work proposals, freelance work, C25K training, and other things. We've just found out today that one of our co-workers passed away. It was sudden and we are still all in shock.

Will be back soon. Just need a bit of time.

Peace and love to you all!

Monday, August 15, 2011

To Quote Bob Marley...

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”

- Bob Marley

via Rachel Reports Life

Friday, August 05, 2011

Kayla's 21 Day Challenge

Kayla from Freckles in April has come up with a little blogging challenge. For 21 days, she will issue prompts and the bloggers following the challenge will do their best to do said fashion prompt. While I haven't done a blog challenge before, I think I'm really up for this one. Perhaps it's the element of surprise, never knowing what that prompt may be.

Intrigued? Visit Freckles in April and read the 21 Day Challenge post.

21 Day Challenge

Won't you join? It does seem like a terribly good bit of fun. Hope to see you there!

This Is Mi Puerto Rico: Humacao

My boyfriend Damián and his cousin Lucas love taking pictures. I love taking pictures too, but they will wake me up at 4:00 AM to take pictures of birds. This was one of those occasions.

We drove over to Humacao to a reserve there. It wasn't long before the rain came down on us. Even with the rain, it was such a nice day. Got to commune with nature, breathe fresh air, all in all, get away from the hubbub of city life. Everyone should do it every once in a while.

All images in post were taken by me. Do not take without permission.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

I Wouldn't Mind...

This dress! Isn't it gorgeous? Short in front, longer in the back, with a little sheer business going on...perfect for summer or "winter" with some leggings. I'm seriously liking this puppy. Made by Peeko Apparel and coming in at $89.00. Maybe a little steep for me right now, but I love the idea, how just utterly fantastic it looks.

Drop by Peeko's Etsy page and check out her other stuff!

All images in this post belong to Peeko Apparel.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Rules or Happiness?

This corgi is happy. Are you this happy? (Image via Corgis Everywhere!)

It started out innocently enough. The other day, Sally at Already Prettymade a post on styling tricky accessories. I was wearing my red pants that day, and, in PR, it's not common to see girls in bright pants. Or, at least, I don't tend to see them.

In my comment, I included my red pants, adding that while some people may argue against them because they draw attention to the size of my hips and butt, they make me quite happy. So what should I do? Follow the rules or follow my happiness?

This all got me to thinking about all the things many of us postpone or simply ignore because they just "don't follow the rules". I have too many friends who haven't studied what they like, wear what they want, or say what they think because it is out of the norm. I even dated a guy who was studying medicine because "that's just what the firstborns do" in his family. He desperately wanted to study literature or history.

If we start imposing limits on ourselves in something as basic as clothes (because, let's face it, we need protection from rain, sun, and temperature, so clothes are a basic need; why not have a little fun with them?), what else will we limit ourselves upon? I'm not telling you to go start a revolution, but I am telling you to find a way to express yourself and find ways to state your truth and be happy. As long as you respect yourself and others while you're at it, you should be fine.

Just think about it. How many things do you hold back on? You might start off with that shirt because maybe it's too bright and you'd be too shy to wear it out. Then maybe you realize you might not want to do something you really like because, wow. Not a lot of people do it so it must be embarrassing. What next? I know it may sound a bit...hyperbolic. But think about it. How much are we limiting ourselves because of supposed rules and worries over what people may think?

At the risk of sounding corny, as far as we know, we only live once. We don't know what happens after that. So why not make it a good one, full of happiness and little to no regrets. Say yes to happiness! Wear your favorite color, even if others think it's loud. Travel alone, even if people say "it looks bad" for a woman to travel by herself. Shave your head, go backpacking across Europe, volunteer to teach in Peru if that's what you like. Just follow your heart and be safe.

Genghis demands your happiness. Otherwise, he will hit you with this stick.

How do you say yes to happiness?

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Caskibaches (Or, I'm Officially a Vintage Reseller?)

A couple of Sundays ago, I had the pleasure of selling at the Caskibaches fleamarket at Executive Manolo in Santurce. Let me tell you, it was fun! Everybody was so nice, I sold some vintage, second-hand, and jewelry made by me. I also scored some stuff as well! An Ikea lamp that I'd been craving for a while, a old globe, and some lovely Trinkets necklaces made by Nydia López.

A little slow at the start.

Trinkets' corner.

Terekes' corner.

Friendly sellers!

Executive Manolo's mascot.

My little corner at Caskibaches.

While there, La bella y las bestias and The Bee's Knees did their own musical thing. Unfortunately, I don't have pics of them as I was too busy jammin' along and saying hello to old friends who are leaving island soon.

Executive Manolo is a store in the Santurce area of San Juan. They have their own vintage resellers, Terekes, and their own new designs (I may be itching for one of their shirts). They also have concerts! So be sure to swing by Executive Manolo or visit us all at the next Caskibaches (which I'll be sure to mention here). We'll be waiting!