Temptation Tuesday

I was never a huge fan of Lana del Ray, I think it’s because I don’t really enjoy slow jams, I know its weird. But A$AP Rocky and Lana del Ray did a song called “Ridin’ ” and I’m obsessed.

Its a perfect combination of girly and rap.

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It’s FestaTime

For my mom’s 60th birthday, we decided to throw a big shindig to celebrate the 6 decades of her wonderful life.

Mother & Daughter

We asked guests to write down their favorite memory of my mom from the past 60 years.  On the sign-in table, I included one of my favorite photos of my mother and grandmother, which was actually featured in a DC magazine over 40 years ago.

My Dress: old DVF and Mom's Dress: DKNY

My Dress: old DVF and Mom’s Dress: DKNY

We decided on a peacock theme for the party. We bought a bunch of peacock feathers from z gallery, (also available from your local Micheal’s craft store). We placed the feathers in guests’ napkins to add to the peacock decor. Also from z gallery we picked up some glittered peacock napkin rings to use as a decorative touch for the centerpieces.  We kept the linens simple and used a combination of solid white and olive  green tablecloths. On top of the white tablecloths we placed peacock themed runners to add an extra pop.

Lucky for me my professional-event-planner- cousin made all of the center pieces for the party. She used purple and violet carnations and blue hydrangeas to create these little beauties. We perched the peacock napkin rings within the arrangements to give them a little extra sparkle.

To many more years!

Singing our heart out.

Again I was very lucky because my mom’s family helped by making a lot of the desserts featured above. For the most part, we served traditional Portuguese dishes and desserts such as flan.

Love Birds

The love birds

All in all the party was a great success and everyone had a wonderful time!

Temptation Tuesday

Zara Floral Pants

Floral Pants –Zara

Unless you have been living under a rock for last 2 months you have noticed that floral patterns, especially pants, are really trendy right now. I love this pair from Zara I may have to scoop up a pair so I can wear them to work this spring/ summer.

Gatsby Darling

great-gatsby-movie-poster

I can’t wait for the  “Great Gatsby” premiere, I’m weirdly obsessed with the 20’s and I feel like there is such a correlations between today’s generation and the 20’s. So I was very excited when a co-worker passed along to me that Brooks Brother’s did a Great Gatsby inspired collection.

1. Z : A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler 

2. Midnight in Paris 

3.  Dress : Alice and Olivia (old) 

4. Oxford Shoes: Steve Madden ( old, similar here

P.S. listen to the soundtrack here, my favorite tracks are All We Got and Crazy in Love.

Temptation Tuesday

Trippy One Piece

I saw this one piece on a tumblr recently and I have never seen one like it before its so interesting.I  love that it combined cutouts, floral and sheer into a bathing suit its so original. If anyone knows who this is by are where I can buy one similar to  it please leave a comment below because I definitely want to rock this bad boy on the beach this summer.

NSFW

Backless

Suit Up

Dress- Wren, Jacket- Carolina Herrera (old), Boots- Steve Madden, Watch- Betsey Johnson (find a similar one here).

Very rarely do I find clothes that can translate from work appropriate to something I would wear on the weekend. I tend to be attracted to bold prints, colors and textures, which real doesn’t bode well when you are working in place as conservative as Washington DC. Luckily I work for a company that isn’t stiff, which allows me to show case  my more vibrant side at work. Below I have taken some outfits that aren’t NSFW (not safe for work) and made them more work aprops.

Bright Colors

Jacket: BCBG, Pants: Jcrew, Shirt: Gap, Shoes: Michael Kors and Hat: Lion of Porches.

Jacket- BCBG (find a similar one here), Pants- Jcrew, Shirt- Gap, Shoes- Michael Kors (old) and Hat: Lion of Porches (old).

Bold Prints

Floral

Dress- Zara ( find a similar one  here) and Boots- Steven Madden.