Thursday, June 28, 2012

Getting Stuff Done...

Like a boss!!!

Did I really just type that??? Yes. I did. And while I find the term slightly annoying because of its overabundance in use, I think it describes my day thus far!

If you read nothing else, please go to the bottom and watch the video! It is absolutely beautiful. Even if you have never heard of Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra, you can still appreciate the video for how wonderfully it is put together.

Today I awoke at 7:48 am and forced myself to go back to sleep. During summer I should not see any time before 8:30... Once I finally crawled out of bed at 10, I exercised and went through my usual morning routine. After I had lunch, yes by then it was lunchtime, (ask Boyfriend how long it takes me to get ready in the mornings!) I read a chapter in my Crisis Com textbook, listened to an online lecture (I'm currently listening to another!), replied to some emails, wrote an assignment for class, and started my internship proposal. All before dinner!

After dinner I went to a fitness class at the fitness studio where I work (I get classes for free!), came home and hooped for an hour straight, caught up on my blog readings, and now I am blogging away myself! I'll exercise a little more before bed. Just cause it makes me feel happy. :) Endorphins and what not! 

I know I've mentioned this before, but the Midwest is ungodly humid! Retched... Anyway! My top is from Aeropostale, shorts were thrifted, the necklace is from Forever21, the fedora from Target was on sale!, and my shoes are from Cato!  

An absolutely breathtaking video! Nearly brought me to tears! Every time I watch it!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I'm sure many of you are a part of the online community Independent Fashion Bloggers. Well, I thought to myself the other day, wouldn't it be lovely if all of us collegiate bloggers had a place to congregate? 

I think so too! :) 

Thus, I created the group College Fashion Bloggers on Facebook! It's just a great place to network, promote, and share opinions with other bloggers just like you! You can also post links to your most recent blog posts, giveaways, and other interesting tidbits you find online! 

What's even cooler? Every month we will be featuring a different blogger as our cover image! Talk about promotion! CFB is here to help you! Have a giveaway? We'd be happy to post a status about it!  

I really think it's important to not only gain followers, but gain FRIENDS. What better way to do this than by using the largest social networking site on the web? This group gives a a great way to get to know other bloggers in our age range and see what they have to say about the great exciting world we call Fashion. 

Check out College Fashion Bloggers! Let the bonding begin!!! :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Floral and Fabulous...

and beautiful memories to match! 

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I know I did! :) This weekend my family went up to St. Louis for a mini-vacay! It was super relaxing and very much needed. We visited the St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and... St. Louis Galleria!!! 

But all that came in second, of course, to the time I got to spend with Boyfriend. :) Since he lives so close to St. Louis I got to see him nearly every day we were there, as well as, have our families meet! It was pretty perfect. Our families got along great!

Yes, this weekend shall be recorded in the record book as just lovely. :)  

I really love this outfit! While I don't remember exactly where the shirt and shoes are from (sorry!), the skirt is from Body Central! I love how bright colors go with my now tan skin! :) The necklace was a gift from Boyfriend! <3


The rings and large pearl bracelet are from Claire's , the small pearl bracelet and smaller diamond ring were gifted to me, and the other bracelet was designed by my lovely aunt! I'm also wearing Avon nail polish!

We saw so many animals at the zoo, but this guy had to be the most photogenic! 


The Missouri Botanical Garden is so beautiful! If you're ever in the St. Louis area, I completely recommend it! :)

Boyfriend and I! Summer definitely is a bittersweet situation. ^_^

Hope everyone has a fabulous week! I'll be reading up on all my missed blog posts! :) I love being unplugged for the weekend, but now I'm so behind!! :O ;) 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...

As I have stated in previous posts, it is ridiculously humid here in the Midwest. To beat the heat most residents do the usual- chill at the pool, grab frozen treats, or, my tried-and-true favorite, stay in the cool air conditioned indoors. However, when I do venture outside, I make sure what I am wearing is light and breezy (and stylish, of course!) 

I love sheer tops! I know I've said this before, but I can't help it! They are so breezy and light! This top from Body Central has to be one of my favorites at the moment! It has a double layer of sheer ruffles at the top so a necklace is not necessarily needed, though I added a long key necklace. I've also worn this top with a brown/grey cardigan, making the piece quite versatile! Both the navy shorts and jean top were thrifted. The shoes are from New York and Company and some of my favorites, as well! 


My bracelets we all bought in Guatemala, though the bottom left bracelet was made by my aunt (she owns a jewelry business)! My rings include- my purity ring, my senior ring, and a ring purchased in Florida during a trip. 

So how do you beat the heat??


Monday, June 18, 2012

A Father Is...

A daughter's first love, and a son's first hero.

Happy late Father's Day! I hope everyone had a lovely daddy's day celebrating and reminiscing with ANY important man in your life! :)

Since yesterday was Father's Day, my church had a Father's Day dinner after church in our church's gym. (In case you did not know, I attend a Nazarene church, and Nazarene's LOVE to eat!) Some of the church sister's had decorated the gym, and when the men came in they were all served. The food was so good!!! After, I took baby bump pictures for a friend at a local garden- I'm loving how they turned out!- and then finished of the day with a crisis management paper. So the day was 100% perfect! haha :)

Now, I don't know about you, but I have been loving sheer tops! I used to not like them much, as I did not know how to wear them, nor did I have the confidence to wear anything non-100% cotton, but now, I can't help but smile when I touch the soft, almost celestial, fabric. This top is so versatile, as well! It can be worn as shown below, tied up in the front, or tucked into the front of your jeans. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite tops! Any guesses where it's from???  

How did you spend your Father's Day?

Dr. Who anyone? Yes, my little sister converted her closet door into the Tardis door. haha!

I love the high/low top! 

What year is it???

Top from Body Central (make sure to check out their new instagram!- body_central) Dark skinny jeans from Aeropostale, ring from Forever 21, and purse from Coach! The shoes were purchased at Payless Shoes

Thanks for reading! :) 
- LilLatinaFashionista

Friday, June 15, 2012

Old Friends, Good Food...

Great Time! 

Alright, well this evening my old roommate, Jessica, and her fiance came and spent the evening with me! (They're actually still here! Jessica is straightening her hair and Jared is watching Storage Wars.) The reason I am so excited is because I have not seen Jessica since December! She is one of my best friends- really more like a sister! 

Well, after watching children all morning, doing a bit of shopping, and cleaning like a mad woman, Jessica texted me to let me know they were getting close. I then readied myself and headed out to meet them at HuHut. We had a lovely dinner then popped on over to Bass Pro! (That was their idea. Though I did see some cute swimming suits!) Finally we returned to my apartment where we are currently just chillaxing. :) 

An overall good day.

My first time eating at HuHut!

That's my food!! :D

My Asian salad was amazing!

So yummy!! I'm getting hungry again just looking at it...

My favorite part of Bass Pro... just kidding! :P

Stopped in at Victoria's Secret and picked up this little baby, for 50% off! 

Also 50% off from Bath and Body Works! Can't wait to use it during Christmas! 

Wanna see what I picked up earlier in the day? Check out my Gordmans haul!! :)

Hope you all had a lovely day!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Old Is....


Sunday, June 10, my church held its annual car show in which locals bring there amazing, awesome, epic old cars and display them for the community! We also have inflatable games for kids, music, prizes, and LOTS of food!! It's always very fun! :) 

Below are a few photos from my day! Hope you enjoy!! 

Was this a mini-van??? haha! So very cute! I really wanted to go for a ride... 

Sometimes I feel I was born in the wrong time period... How fun would it be to dress up in a poodle skirt and hop in this baby with Boyfriend and head out to the soda parlor then to a drive-in movie?? Oh, what a dream... :)

It was quite humid, as always in the Midwest. I am seriously loving these shorts from Gordmans. Today I paired them with a sheer high/low top from JCPenny, a bandeau top from Body Central, and some oh-so-comfy flip-flops from Old Navy. :) Sunglasses from Love Culture! <3 

After the car show we ran errands! We hit up some Hispanic stores to pick up some weekly snack essentials for mi famila. ;) I love being Latina! So yummy! 

I leave you with this thought, while new things are nice- in clothes, makeup, cars, ext.- old things have a beauty that cannot be duplicated and cannot be beaten. :)

Have a beautiful day!!!
- LilMissLatina 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Neon Love...

It's all about the brights, baby!!! 

This season neons are so in style, it's crazy! And my being the shopaholic I am, couldn't help but invest in at least one pair of neon shorts! I won't lie, I had to Google and Youtube some ideas one how exactly to style the shorts. And I am now quite pleased with the result! 

So on my sister's break from work I forced her to take some fun photos of me for my outfit of the day post! The bright colors just make me happy! So I thought, it deserves a special photo session! :)

I love this whole outfit!!! So bright and happy! :)

Shorts: Gordman's
Top, Purse, Fedora: Target
Shoes: Converse

I'm so obsessed with this hat! Boyfriend calls it my Jason Mraz hat. haha

I love these bracelets! They're so fun! My earrings also have handcuffs in them. :) 

Lyrics are from I Am by Hilary Duff! Love it! 

What trends are you loving this summer?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wonderful Weekends...

Always end too soon..

Well this weekend I had little to NO internet access. But it was alright! It was nice to "unplug" for a few days!

So this is what happened, Boyfriend turned 21 on Thursday! :) So I drove four hours away (what I don't do for that kid!) to stay with him and his family for a few days. I would like to take this moment to note that, (1) I have never driven that far on my own before and (2) I am notorious for getting lost! However, I did not get lost once! And I made the drive just fine!

Anyway, where I was staying seems to hate my mobile carrier, so for four days I was basically without my cell phone. Which was quite alright, the main person I text was right beside me 98% of the time! haha

And now a brief recap of my weekend. For my own benefit, as well as, your enjoyment!

  • Thursday- Boyfriend's birthday! I may have gone slightly overboard with his gift.. or gifts. Couldn't help it! haha I also met several of his friends! 
  • Friday- We hung around the house a majority of the day. It was so beautiful out, it was nice to just relax, enjoy the weather and each other. <3
  • Saturday- A quick trip to Barnes and Noble and in the evening we went over to one of his friends' house for a summer neighborhood get together! 
  • Sunday- Spent the morning lounging and then left around noon.
So there you have it! My wonderful weekend! Spent with my amazing boyfriend and his equally amazing family! I really don't know how I got so lucky... :)

One of the dogs! He's such a cutie! His name is Karl! 

Mr. Explorer. :)

Beautiful covered bridge he showed me...

Isn't the scenery amazing? <3 

So how was your weekend???