The title of this blog post summarizes to a T, the way I feel like dressing up lately! All I want to wear are pretty “fancy” things, literally. Anything and everything from my boutique, Fancy Boutique. Opening this store was a huge dream of mine and it’s still a pinch me moment. I walk in…
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I have been learning so much about myself lately! I’m so sensitive to every experience I’m encountering and all I can do is ask why? Why now? How much have I missed?
Lately, every situation I’m in I take a moment to self-reflect and all I’m wondering is why is this happening to me now? How many life lessons did I miss? Example… if you follow me on my social media platforms (@afancyaffair) you know I recently came back from a week long trip with my badass girl gang and we had a hella of a time, but there was a lot of aha moments. There was one particular day and time that I was so overwhelmed with all these emotions that I just had to stop, take a deep breath and talk to God. I then glanced over my friends and realized that we were all feeling the same way. Overwhelmed by the beauty of Portugal and yet feeling so grateful, thankful and appreciative. We shared our thoughts as we sipped on some delicious port, prayed together, cried, laughed and thanked each other for the opportunity.
she leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes
Have you ever been gifted something and as soon as you open it, it’s like love at first sight?! You instantly get this rush of excitement, but don’t want to be so extra and dramatic so you play it cool, but deep inside you’re like a 10 year old screaming of happiness?! Maybe you had to play it cool because you were gifted this item at a restaurant or by someone special. Well that’s what happened to me when I was gifted this beauty. As soon as I pulled it out of the bag my heart skipped a beat (I’m lying, I had a mini heart attack). I was shocked that someone that knew me for such a short time would know that this dress was so me. It had my name all over it. Was it just a coincidence? I don’t know, but still too shy to ask. It has a few of my favorite things…. Read More…
Graced with effortless beauty and sophistication, this luxe landmark hotel in the Coral Gables district in Miami, Florida carries so much history and so much emotions and feelings in so many families hearts. This resort built in the 1920’s is a National Historic Landmark. It served as a hospital during World War II, a VA Hospital and campus of the University of Miami Medical School until 1968. And now, the number one venue to host your special event such as weddings, sweet sixteens’, barmitzvas, wedding receptions and all other special event that requires a memorable location.
This hotel invites the community on a weekly basis to their elegant, lavish and delicious Sunday brunch with live entertainment and bottomless mimosas. It also has an 18-hole, 71-par championship golf course for the gentlemen.
These halls will always have a special place in my heart because it’s where I witnessed my older sister marry the man of her dreams! It will always take me right back to the amazing memory we now carry in our hearts. We as a family had so much fun. Love was truly in the air that night and we have the photos to remind us. Read More…
The Pete’s, Sean’s, Ricky’s and Malcolm’s may come and go, but your friends, if they are good ones- they stick around forever so keep ’em. So scratch all the exes, it’s next like contestants and invest in your girlfriends! Can you guess which song I’m obsessed with as of lately? Ariana Grande’s new friendship anthem “7 rings”. If you read my latest blog post, (Been through some bad sh!t, I should be a sad bitch) I couldn’t have done this last life season of my life without my sisters and girlfriends so a Galentine’s date with the besties is a must this year! Any guesses on what I’m giving them? A ring, duh! Read More…
Hi fancy friends,
So today is an exciting day for me. I’m relaunching my blog! Some of you may not have noticed and others message me over and over again about why I’m not blogging anymore. So here it is. We are all leading different lives, all with a story to tell. We all have a reason for being where we are at in our lives so here is my reason. I don’t feel the need to come on here and explain to anyone, but I also want to be very honest, authentic, open and transparent with you and those that have cared to ask.
Hope you all have been having a fabulous week!
Over the past few months I’ve been on a repair, protect and regrowth hair journey, which I’ve shared on my previous post (if you haven’t had the opportunity to see it, you must! see here ). This journey started last year and it was strictly to repair my hair. I was over bleaching it, over processing it and my hair was looking very dull, dry and the amount of breakage was bad. Bad enough that it didn’t have the strength to grow past the top of my shoulders. Read More…
But first, skin care!
I love to look my very best at all times. I love having my nails done, hair done and even go the extra mile to always look put together to run errands, to go to the pool, yoga class and even to go grocery shop. Looking fly at all times makes me feel like a million bucks. But, you know one thing that can quickly put a damper in my parade and ruin it all for me? Dry, flat, pale, dull and patchy skin! Pimples on my face, dark under eyes and blemishes can really mess everything up for me. Everyone makes fun of me because my morning and night skin care routine can easily take me 10 minutes. I just love to take the time and care for my skin. I love the feeling of getting out of the shower and applying toner, serum, eye cream and the list can go on forever… being a daughter of a super model, my mom always encouraged my sisters and I to take care of our skin. (Legit! My mom earned her living as a full time model in her younger days… before she decided to give it all up to have kids… 5 that is!) Something she told us all the time was that aging is a fact of life, but looking your age is not. Yes, sounds a little vain, but it’s the truth. It’s never too early to take care of skin and I’m forever grateful for her teaching me that at such a young age. She always told us to love our skin because beautiful skin doesn’t come from makeup. If your skin is looking sad, your makeup will too. Read More…
Life is short, make each hair flip fabulous
Hi fancy friends! Hope you had a great weekend!
It’s been a minute since we’ve chatted about hair on here! As you all know, I love a healthy, shiny, full, luscious hair… A bad hair day for me means a bad day period! It’s been this way for me since I can remember and the more I chat with people about hair, the more I realize that I’m not the only one.
Do you remember watching America’s Top Model show with Tyra Banks? Do you remember when she would chop certain girls hair and they would cry, throw a full blown grown up tantrum? Hair can really boost someone’s self esteem and confidence. It doesn’t necessarily means it needs to be long. Just a certain hairstyle, certain length can really make you feel a certain way.
Invest in your hair, it is the crown you never take off!
This past weekend I got to spend my Saturday soaking up the sun with a delicious mango mojito on hand, toes in the water floating around in a huge tropical pineapple. If you follow me on my social media platforms (@AFancyAffair) this is no new news for you.
The weather couldn’t be more perfect and the mood was just right! I truly believe I was made for sunny days. Being sun kissed is my therapy. Legit, it just relaxes me and it really makes me smile from the inside out, happiness comes from the bottom of my heart. Read More…