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Happy New Year to everyone! It’s crazy how fast time is flying and soon before we know it, it will already be 2016. With that being said, my goal is to enjoy and embrace every moment to the fullest, as if it were my last.

This year, my family and I spent the holidays on a farm and disconnected ourselves from the rest of the world. We spent a day in this little community/town, known as “Cauca Viejo,” which is full of houses that have the same construction, however, different accent colors. It was so nice shooting in such a colorful, rustic scenery. On this hot sunny day, I wore a white sheer button down and white sequins shorts. It was a very effortless look that helped me stay cool and chic. I added a minimal pop of color with this side purse and let the colors of the city shine.

If you ever end up in this little town, you have to get a “salpicon con helado”: a fruit salad with a ball of ice cream.. SO GOOD! I’ve gone there many times since I was little and it’s the best. I always get one!

Thank you for all the love and support and stay strong with those new year resolutions.

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Top & Shorts Abercrombie & Fitch

Sunglasses Ray Bans

Bag Trendilicious 

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Photography by Salome Arango

Carry On Essentials

 

Since many people are traveling for the holidays, I thought I would share with you my top ten carry on essentials that make flying easier.

Before anything, I highly recommend a comfortable “Mary Poppins” purse where you can fit everything. A Longchamp is the perfect traveling purse.

1. Magazines & Books to keep you entertained while you wait and fly.

2. Headphones so you can listen to music and not have to borrow/buy the airline’s headphones.

3. A Camera so you can photograph memories from beginning to end.

4. A Sweater or Jacket to stay warm and cozy on the flight.

5. Snacks to munch on just incase the flight doesn’t offer food or it just sucks.

6. Sneakers are a must when traveling for me. They are comfortable and easy.

7. A Portable USB Charger so you never run out of battery on the flight.

8. A Big Wallet to carry your passport, money, papers and pen. A pen is always helpful when traveling just incase you need to fill out papers.

9. Sunglasses to cover eye bags after a long flight or to just pop them on when you get in the car.

10. A Cosmetics Bag to carry beauty essentials such as moisturizers to avoid dry skin, wet wipes to clean up a mess, and/or makeup to touch up before landing.

Have a safe flight,

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There is nothing like Christmas in Colombia. The people and atmosphere are incomparable: when the sun goes down every house turns on its Christmas lights and I can almost guarantee you that you will hear/see fireworks every half hour.

I landed in Medellin, Colombia late at night when the city was lit up and headed straight to the farm the next morning. There we ate frijoles, a Colombian favorite, fed the horses and milked the cows: very rustic.

I wanted to be comfortable and well dressed to ride Gitana, my Spanish, Andalusian horse (from the pictures), so I wore high leather boots, jeggings, white tee and faux leather jacket. I love wearing leather jackets, especially in the semi cold temperatures. I’ve recently purchased this dark green one that I am wearing today along with a navy blue one. I felt it was perfect to stray away from the all black look and add a minimal touch of color, but still remain neutral.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Boots Enzo Anciolini

Necklace Forever 21

Tee H&M

Glasses Ray Bans

Faux Leather Jacket Forever 21

Jeggings Nordstrom

Photography by Salome Arango

I Touched the Lawn

I’m home after a beautiful, short weekend in the capital. It was my first time in Washington D.C. and it is absolutely wonderful. It’s crazy to think so many historical people and moments have walked and happened in these streets. I always enjoyed social studies classes. I loved learning about the decisions people made years ago and are currently making affect our daily lives and our future.

The city has its historical atmosphere, but remains contemporary and modern at the same time. The streets of Georgetown were filled with all these cute shops and coffee places. The food was delicious. I was so excited to finally get a Georgetown Cupcake from their original location in Georgetown, but each time I went the line wrapped around the corner. So, I opted for a vegan, chocolate cupcake from Baked and Wired, a local bakery (“Baked”) and coffee (“Wired”) shop.

I got to see the White House and touch it’s perfectly cut, green lawn. Let alone, I was feet and tons of security away from the Oval Office and Obama. The view of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial was breathtaking. The weather just made everything even more scenic.

I love September in the northeast. On a day like this, sunny and mid 70’s, the weather perfect  for a light jacket and fall hats (which I’m obsessed with). This fall we are seeing a variety of felt hats in different colors and styles. These hats, similar to the one I’m wearing add a Parisian, chic touch to a casual day outfit. They pair perfectly with either pants or a flared skirt. They’re a simple add on to your outfits. I love to wear them with denim and/or leather; simple, edgy and/or elegant.

Traveling the States is always an adventure and I definitely plan on going back to D.C.

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Shoes, Jeans & Hat H&M

Jacket Guess

Necklace Forever 21

Top Zara

Bag Celine

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Strolling Around

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The Felt Hat

 

FiveUnits black jeans
$130 – johnlewis.com

White jeans
$41 – quizclothing.co.uk

Lanvin necklace
lanvin.com

Mykita round sunglasses
net-a-porter.com

Rag bone black hat
rag-bone.com

Larose fedora hat
$305 – monnierfreres.co.uk

Urban decay eyeshadow
urbandecay.com