The Fashion Muse


If you are no stranger to my Instagram, you already know what I am about to tell you - that I am clearly obsessed with biker shorts. There are so many reasons as to why, but I am so glad this trend came about and even more glad that so many of you asked for my take on the trend and how to's when wearing it. 

I previously mentioned how my style has evolved and is always evolving. I also mentioned how I am really into just the more minimal side of style as of lately. This totally leads into why I have been loving to wear biker shorts. They're so simple! Yet, so versatile. 





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As seen above, my favorite way to style the trend is to add on an oversized piece (like a blazer or even a denim jacket for a more relaxed look). I do this styling trick because since biker shorts tend to be tight fitted, I like to do something oversized. If I wear biker shorts during the week casually, I also like to pair them with an oversized tee. 

Honestly, I totally remember my mom rocking this trend in the 90's! 

Until Next Post, 

Xo



The other day I was cleaning and organizing some parts of my closet and I came across a ton of random articles of clothing that I had laying there without barely being used. They were pieces that I once purchased or received that I thought of making outfits out of, but I came to the realization that they were there for much more than just that! These were add ons that I could easily throw into the mix with anything or even oversized men's button down shirts as seen on me!





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Button Down Top w/ Bra c/o: Akira | Lace Trim Biker Shorts: Forever 21(only $5!) | Clear Bangle Bag c/o Lorlie | Small Frame Glasses: Forever 21 (Similar)

I organized all these side pieces into one area of my closet and called it my "grab and go". This section came into a major help when I was running out the door the other day for a meeting and felt like my look was a little bland. I reached for a pair of biker shorts (it's my new favorite trend, by the way) and it transformed the entire look - especially with this statement bag!

Oh and if you're wondering, the bra in this outfit came attached to the top. However, I do have a lot of single bralette bras that are easy to reach for when times like these call. Layering the style can really turn the aesthetic of your outfit to a trendier one. 

Until next post, 

Xo 
We are officially at the start of summer, and whether you are planning a beachy vacation, or just planning on partying poolside - I wanted to share some of my tips on how I amp up my swimwear! 

There is nothing easier than throwing on a swimsuit but, if you like to take your swim look to the next chicest insta- worthy level, accessories are the way to go. 





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 High Waisted Bikini c/o Lola Shoetique | White Top c/o Rebllious Fashion | Straw Bag: Amazon | Glasses: Forever 21 | Marble Earrings: Forever 21 | Pony Tail Scarf c/o Shop Akira

The easiest way for me to accessorize my swim look is by always styling "add on's" as I like to call it. Add on's are the pieces you can easily add on to make the look better (like my white top, earrings, bag, and pony tail scarf). The best thing is to style pieces that are easy to take off and put back on, and pieces that will take basics to a whole new level. That's why I'm currently obsessed with hair scarves! They totally transform a messy pony tail or bun when you add it on. 

I hope this inspired you to accessorize this summers swim looks! 

Until next post, 

Xo







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Pink 2 Piece Suit c/o Lola Shoetique (use code: FASHIONMUSE for 20% off) | Pink Plastic Heels c/o Public Desire | Bag c/o Akira 


If there is one kind of suit you'll catch me wearing, it's a pink one. Suits are so powerful and (if well tailored) they can bring some good ol'e woman power.

I've been planning to put this post out for quite some time, but I just needed the right outfit first. I get so many questions whether blogging is my full time career, if I'm a college student, and even how I manage having a business at my age. What better way to tackle all that than in a suit that screams girl on the run?

It's been two years since I incorporated and became a business owner. Yes, this platform that I started as a hobby became my business at 23 years old! Sometimes it's still so crazy to believe because I never considered myself the business savvy girl. At almost 25 years old now, I'm accomplishing much more than my business. I'm finally going to be graduating in the fall with a degree in not one but three fields of the communications field (Public Relations being the main one). 

It's been quite the long road, and not the easiest. I'm SO terrible with time management, so I've resulted to several options that have had to help me organize my business life from my student life. With all open honesty, I've never been the "school kind" of girl and it even led me to failing certain courses and having to repeat them but I knew I wanted to get a degree to have more open opportunities in the future. I have so much love for what I do, but I know my potential on the other side of the fence in this industry as a PR pro. Within my own courses, I've seen peers who take on this degree because they assume it's easy. I've seen others that accomplish it in less than the time required and step out into the field. Yet, it's taken me my time and I've become a self made entrepreneur in my own field of work.

I knew since my start into this industry, that I never wanted to let it slip because of other goals I had for myself. Being an influencer has opened so many doors for me, it as led me to meet incredible individuals, and most importantly it has taught me a TON about the Public Relations field. It has been so incredibly hard to manage my focus on two aspects of my life that need 100% of my attention. I've had several professors in the past that knew what my source of income was and gladly understood when I wasn't in class because I was traveling, at photoshoots, or even at fashion week and some that really did NOT care.

It's beyond innovative that we live in a world now where you can make a career out of anything. You can be your own boss and be a student at the same time. There is no age defying, no limit, and no rule book with a timeline. Wear a power suit, and empower. 







As I entered a very important management meeting the other day, I was asked to write down future goals I had for my business. I managed to write down a list of about 5 - 5 terrifying ones I must say. Tracking back to this year so far, if you were to ask me what's one thing I have done more than anything else; I'd say risk taking. 




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Band T-Shirt c/o Akira | Mesh Pearl Leggings c/o Akira 

I was deciding whether I wanted to share the 5 goals I came up with but, I found them to be somewhat personal and still very fresh to me. However... The Fashion Muse has been around for 4 years now, and as time quickly passes on by I will never allow for my brand to become a stagnant one. I have always seen so much potential in this whole industry and I have seen where it has taken me thus far. I am a TRUE believer that whatever you throw out into the universe - you can make happen. I have some very exciting things in the works (hint hint: like creating and collaborating looks for a wearable petite collection).

Just like this entire look was a bold risky one, I loved it! I adored being able to have enough confidence to throw something like this on, and believing I was owning it. That's somewhat of the same outlook I've had on my choices as of lately, even business wise. I grew up in a 100% Hispanic house hold, where the "mold" was the "mold". I've never been the one to follow the stereotypes that cultures or even the society puts.  You should be able to do what you love, wear what you feel good in, pick a career or path that enamors you, and cross off every single risk taking move on your list (and closet too!). 




If you don't risk take, how will you ever know?

Until Next Post, 

xo






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2 Piece Set c/o Touch Dolls (also comes in mustard) | Beige Boots c/o Lola Shoetique 


In 2006, I was super fortunate enough to take a trip to South Africa and it was a trip of a lifetime (I hope to go back real soon). I guess you can say that's what inspired this whole photoshoot (+ my love for animal advocacy as you read in my previous post). 

During my trip to South Africa I went on an actual safari for several days. Prior to the safari, we (my family + I) got advised on specifics when it came to "what to wear" on a safari of this extent. They sent over a list with suggestions, in which they included ALOT of earthy tones (for camouflage purposes) and they also suggested bringing clothing that actually had the camo print. 


For this look, I thought back exactly to that list in 2006 because I wanted to somewhat embody that. Even though wearing heeled boots wouldn't be ideal, I just had to add my flair to the whole look! My experience shooting this at Lion Country Safari meanwhile being on the back of a truck with wild animals surrounding me was very similar to the real one in Africa. It involved real up close moments with the animals. For this look, you can spot rhinos + zebras. 

Until next post, 

Xo






It's officially been 4 years since I began The Fashion Muse, and in true yearly tradition I had to do something for the special occasion. Early on this year, I knew I wanted to go on a safari and document it with a purpose. However, I live in Miami and safari's are unlikely! But, knowing how I am....I made sure to find a safari in Florida. 

For the next upcoming blog posts, I have teamed up with Lion Country Safari to bring you all the images you will see. I have broken up the photoshoot into separate upcoming posts. It was with purpose that I teamed up with such a great organization because I'm such a huge advocate for animal cruelty and for their protection. For about a year and a half now, I have become very conscious and have educated myself on the fact of animal cruelty - even leaving behind makeup brands that test their products on animals and living a healthier lifestyle by changing my food choices. With that said, no animals were harmed, teased, or used for the entertainment purposes of these photos. 




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Crochet Peplum Top c/o Akira | Crochet Button Down Skirt c/o Akira | White Mule Heels c/o Lola Shoetique (use code: FASHIONMUSE for 20% off)

I received so many questions on this set when I posted a sneak peek of it on my Instagram. It's a airy and light crochet two piece set with a peplum hem that helps bring out the curves. 

I can't wait to reveal all the other posts and the outfits along with them! Thank you for sticking by for 4 years!

Until next post, 

Xo 

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