Hello again fellow readers! I'm so happy to share with you my summer adventures, starting with a lovely weekend I had with Texi at El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo. This has basically become my way of saying hello to my favorite season every year, and I just can't get tired of it. Besides going to Palomino and feeling like I'm in my own private island, what I like the most is the breathtaking views, like the one in these pictures. The main character of this outfit is clearly the white long vest from Forever 21, which I almost missed out on, but I guess I was meant to have it ;). I matched it with a pink pleated blouse from Marshall's, that I have not been able to stop wearing either, Old Navy jeans, and my other Forever 21 addiction: white espadrille summer sandals. Enjoy the view and the fashion, and stay tuned for more.
My life these days has been anything but black and white, and yet my closet seems to be, especially since my recent first purchase at Nordstrom: a Topshop halter bikini in a black and white checkered print (check it out here). What I love most about the halter top is I can actually wear it as a top or at least show it off like I did in this look wearing a sheer blouse from H&M paired with my Cynthia Rowley silk jogger pants, and my favorite summer sandals from Forever 21. I wore this on another lovely weekend I spent in Texi's new home in Isabela. There we've been trying out all sorts of breakfasts places, on this weekend we went to Levain Bakery and had the greatest croissants I ever tasted, so I definitely recommend anyone trying the place for themselves. There are so many dining choices out here, that every weekend I stay I try something new, especially for breakfast or brunch. So expect a list of my recommendations here soon. Enjoy the pictures, you'll definitely want to try those croissants after seeing the last one!
This may not be my most fashionable look, maybe because the scenery is much more impressive, but I wanted to share it anyway precisely for that reason. This beautiful place is Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a piece of Spanish history that still mesmerizes even people like me who live near it and have seen it over and over again. I think what I enjoy the most is sharing the view with Texi, who had the idea of strolling around Old San Juan a couple of weeks ago in the first place. To thank him for taking these great pictures I decided to share his stylish pics in this post too. To name the post I used one of Churchill's famous quotes, which I believe is appropriate for this awesome time in life, which is finishing my bachelor's degree! More on that in my next posts, for now I hope you enjoy the photos and as always feel some inspiration from them.
To celebrate environmental awareness month and a partnership project I was working on at my internship I went to the "Para la Naturaleza" Fair on April 18th at Luis Muñoz Rivera Park in Old San Juan. It was such a beautiful spring day, there's no better kind of day to enjoy nature and learn about it, and even take home a couple of free trees! Spring not only bloomed through the flowers, but also through my closet, so get ready to see a whole lot of dresses, skirts, and sandals like the ones you see here from Forever 21. I've been obsessively wearing these almost every day since I bought them and they look great with dresses like this one from Marshall's. I hope you enjoy the look and get some spring inspiration from it :)
Here is the last, but definitely not least post about the fashion event of the season in Puerto Rico. The last show I went to see was Harry Robles' "I do: Bridal Collection", and it was show stopping! The designer's pieces consisted of elegance, femininity and sophistication, which are a must for any bride, 1950's silhouettes, and new skirt lengths. The colors that dominated the collection were the classic white, off-white, nude, blush, and champagne in mainly sheer fabrics of tulle, embroidery, and lace. It was a fresh and sexy take on classic bridal gowns. I also enjoyed being able to see the red soles of the fabulous shoes as the models walked back up the runway. Bravo, Harry Robles! To see the collection just check out the slide show below and don't forget to get some style inspiration from the look I wore to the event, with pictures below too.
The designer Diana Vázquez debuted her most extensive collection "Noa" this edition of San Juan Moda with 25 beautifully crafted feminine pieces. Being inspired by the work of art by Berndnaunt Smilde called Nimbus II, the collection reflected the daintiness of floating clouds using a palette of white, gray, blue and black, a must for fall. Di's designs are known for the girly details like tulle, lace, and sequins, which she applied once again here. I have to admit, this was my favorite collection of the ones I witnessed at San Juan Moda because of how wearable and relatable to my style it was. The whole thing was like walking on a fashion cloud. I hope you enjoy the pictures I took and my look for it all. Stay tuned for one more post about the event!
On the second night of San Juan Moda I had the opportunity to see Eclíptica's collection "Vasilisa". The presentation inspired by the Russian fairy tale character who often rises in status from a peasant girl to a princess basically told that story by starting with bohemian styles that used embroidered details, evolving to royal esque gowns in luxurious French lace and lustrous details. The most prominent colors were black, white, forest green, mustard, wine , and baby blue (which was one of my favorites). For the event I went with a very Spring appropriate color combination of bright pink and orange by pairing an Express midi skirt, a sheer orange top from Express too,with the coolest clear orange heels from Charlotte Russe, matching perfectly with the clear orange clutch from Zara. Hope you enjoy the pictures of my favorite pieces from the collection and of my look as well!
Last week Puerto Rico's biggest fashion event, San Juan Moda Fall-Winter 2015 started with Luis Antonio's collection "Evenfall". As the models walked one by one wearing the forest inspired garments we saw precisely that, the change from evening to night. The colors got darker until there was only black and white, and from printed pieces it became about laced up looks and sheer dresses covered only by gleaming branches. It was a spectacle I was truly proud to cover. For the event I kept it simple with a little black dress from Ann Taylor, Nasty Gal heels, and Kate Spade purse, which you can see in the pictures below. The rest are the pictures of my favorite Luis Antonio looks. If you want to see them all I recommend going to the event's official Facebook page. Enjoy and stay updated for more of the amazing designs San Juan Moda offered during this edition.
As promised, here is another Spring look, actually more like Spring Break look since it is basically a cover up for the beach. The cover up is a dress from Marshall's and I paired it with furry Birkenstock sandals from there as well. The beautiful view you see here is in Playa Sucia in Cabo Rojo , one of my favorite beaches in the whole island, and one I definitely recommend you see if you are touring Puerto Rico. I spent the day there with Texi and a couple of his friends soaking up the sun, walking up to the light house, and just enjoying the breathtaking scenery. I hope you enjoy it too someday, for now just enjoy the pictures!
Hello again, and hello Spring! I know there's barely a difference here in Puerto Rico, so for the rest of you out there I hope it actually is Spring or that you're at least getting a glimpse of it. Anyway here I have a look that I wanted to show you, not just because of the clothing, but also because of the beautiful scene I was able to wear them in. The place is a natural reserve called Las Lunas, better known as Casa Hambleton because of the artist Toni Hambleton who donated the home to the organization "Para la Naturaleza". I was there with Texi for an event the organization had a few weeks ago . We had drinks, enjoyed the scenery and even got a tour of the house, which is to die for (I never thought I would say that about a house, but yes). It was truly a home for a nature loving artist. Now to the look: I was wearing 100% silk Cynthia Rowley jogger pants (a trend I never thought I would wear until I found it in this luxurious fabric) with a spaghetti strap top from Marshall's that is actually reversible, my Kate Spade purse, and the matchy-est cobalt heels, which were actually not that great of an idea for a tour around a natural reserve. Enjoy the beautiful views of both the fashion and the nature, and expect more Spring Style to come on the blog!
Born and raised in the tropical paradise of Puerto Rico and bearing the name of an artist along with the passion and creativity of one, I've spent most of my life on an endless pursuit to express myself. Fashion and writing have made me who I am in addition to the adventures I've had while falling in love, studying abroad, and growing professionally. Sequin Vision is a style journal where I share with others like me those experiences along with the advice and inspiration that makes any outfit a fashion statement. I love to sparkle and shine not just in clothes but in everything I do, hence the name for this blog. Enjoy!
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