It's no surprise that most of us live a fast paced daily lifestyle, whether you work, you're a student, or even a mom... We're always on the run!






As for me, my time is often limited and occupied by errands, work, college, and everything else that falls in between. So, I used to often struggle finding an outfit when I only had 15 min tops to get ready and out the door to start my day. I mean, we can all relate right? We've all definitely have had those moments where you just stand in front of your closet stressing because you only have a certain amount of time to choose something to wear.

I've managed to find some ways that best worked for me in these situations, so I wanted to share them with you!






I've always been the girl that goes shopping and heads straight to the "currently trending" type of outfits (& there's nothing wrong with that!). But, I've learned from many closet clean outs, that trends come and go, and basics stay forever. Most of the items I usually get rid of when I am seasonally cleaning out my closet, always tend to be the outfits that were currently trending at one moment, but that are no longer a "thing". This comes to show, that basics are essential.

Why? Well, when you are in a hurry to pick something out to wear: a basic necessity could always be mixed in with a trendy piece. For example, a graphic tee & a cute stylish skort (as seen on me). Funny enough, graphic tees have become one of my basic essentials to have in my daily wardrobe - they're so fun to dress up or down! (& they are easy to reach for).




I never though I'd come to this point - considering I would always live in heels. They just always make me feel taller and powerful. But, in reality...how practical is that? Trendy sneakers are having such a moment now, that they make any look feel comfy and stylish. However, don't get me wrong....I keep the heels in the back seat of my car (for just "in case" moments!).



We all have different roles in this society, so always dressing the part (especially when you're on the go) is important. If you're someone who maybe works in the corporate environment, you may have a totally different "on the run" look than a full time blogger wearing sneakers! For those mornings where your alarm clock doesn't go off and your boss is expecting you in the office by a certain time, it's important that you have an "emergency" outfit down that you know you can totally reach for without taking time to think about your options (this is where owning basics is important).



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"Girl Gang" tshirt c/o Closet Motif | White Skort c/o Fashion Nova (Use my code: MUSEXO for 15% discount) | Sneakers: Vans


Until next post,


Xo


I've always been a fan of the classic button down shirt. I mean, there's so many ways it could be styled! But, most recently I've seen many remakes and twists to the classic top every woman should have in her wardrobe (& man!)




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Shirt Dress c/o Miss Pap| Flats c/o Miss Pap (they're only $20!)



Depending on your everyday life style, these type of style shirt dresses can be worn for various occasions because of it's classic fit, and fun detailing (like the waist tie & mixed print).

And lets be honest here, sometimes we really need to add a small detail to an outfit in order to salvage it. Hence, why I decided to style this shirt dress in a more edgy manner. Sometimes a certain piece can really amp up the entire look. Without the leather bralette & the tie up flats, the entire styling looked very vague. Using and adding details (if needed - don't over add detail or accessorize, it can kill a look) to an outfit can take it 0 to 100. As for personal preference, my style is always a little more distressed and effortless so this is the only way I am able to make outfits custom to my liking. Although, for those who love the more classic look, styling a dress like this with a simple sneaker or even pump can make a huge difference. Details are everything, they could make or break a look!



Fun Fact: I love cars, but fast cars. Cars that are fashionable, sleek, and engineered with design and architect call my name in every which way. That's why when I got presented with the incredible opportunity to work alongside Mazda, I jumped straight to it. I was so thrilled when I got the news of the specific car that I was going to be able to experience, the Mazda Miata MX-5.

Photography: Christine Michelle



When it comes to cars, not only is the style important but so is the substance...and this roadster has both! The Mazda MX-5 is your weekend car goals, with two options of convertible settings you can now choose between a hard top roof versus the regular soft top. As for me, I wanted the best of both worlds: sleek design & adventure, so I went for the hard top model.


Along with a pop-up navigational system, my favorite feature is the fact that the car itself will let you know when you're drifting in your lane. This feature definitely makes the driver aware, it's one more minor detail that fights against texting + driving.

I took the car for a fun spin to Key Largo, Miami Beach, and Downtown all within a weeks time and did not have to fill up the gas tank once, can we talk about being efficient?! After all, it was rated a 7/10 for fuel & economy efficiency.






After all, it may not be the practical car for a family or even kids, but hey...If you're a single cat lady like me, grab your girlfriend and plan a fun shopping trip. Put the top down, blast the radio, and stick the shopping bags in the trunk (there's always enough space for that).


Until next post,

Xo


This post was sponsored by Mazda. All opinions are my own

1,2,3! Just like that, three years have passed by, and today we are celebrating three years of The Fashion Muse. To me, it's much more than a blog anniversary, it signifies three years of accomplishments, ups + downs, and most importantly three years of working to make my dreams reality.


For this special edition anniversary post, I selected three looks that best described my style, my personality, and my story. Throughout the time I have been blogging, I have grown and matured. Not only as a brand, but as a person as well. With time, my style has also evolved. I have been able to find myself and better who I am through fashion and beauty.



Enjoy!

Photography: Christine Michelle



I'm a Cuban bred Miami girl, enough said! Miami and my Hispanic roots will always have my heart no matter where my career takes me.

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Palm Set c/o Diva Boutique (SOLD OUT) // Similar Here & Here 









Just as the word describes, I think my name and definition of the name best describes a part of me that really shows through my style. There's nothing wrong with a little sass!

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Feather Flamingo Jacket c/o Saunder (I wore it as a mini dress)













If I were to describe my style in three words, they would be: sassy, edgy, and feminine. With everything I wear, I like to add my touch of femininity because I am very girly in other words. Elegance and feminism never go out of trend.

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Dress c/o La Casa Hermosa











I'd say three years ago I didn't have the trust I have in myself now. I cannot stress enough how important it is to always believe in your self. When you do, magical things happen. Take the initiative, and take the risk. In this industry you will be burnt many times, by people (& peer bloggers) you thought had your back, and certainly by experiences -learn from them, and have your own back.  If I had something to tell myself three years back at the start of it all, I'd say: "Go for it girl, you have so many amazing things ahead of you. Dream and plan, you'll make it happen".


Thank you to everyone who has supported me continuously throughout these three years, I know it sounds cheesy....but, my blog would be no where without you all (including my team!).


Until next post,

Xo


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