Have you ever been stuck in a place or space in life and looked up and asked God, “When is this season going to be over?” or, “Where is the light at the end of this tunnel?” I usually don’t get too personal on here and not because I don’t want to let you in my life, but because when I visit blogs, it’s usually to surf the web and look at pretty things. I also want this creative space and platform to be a place where you visit and get inspired. But lately I’ve been itching to share more about what is motivating me just because it may also help some of you. Whether you’re dealing with a past relationship, past disappointments, death or any other heartache, I hope this post motivates you to look up and dream again. Read More…
Jewel tones always excites me when they return for Fall. But a color that I’m really digging as of lately is the Emerald green. It’s so rich and luxe especially when paired with gold or rose gold accesories. When I received this rose gold necklace from Kendra Scott fall collection, I immediately paired it with this look. It was the match perfect match. Warning! This color is going to be all over A Fancy Affair. I didn’t make it to NYFW this year, but seeing the recap photos shared by influencers, this was also a hot color during the Oscar de la Renta show and a way that it inspired me to style it was by playing with a variety of textures. Clearly, its not what I did here, but its definitely a way I see myself doing it for fall. I found this one piece culotte jumpsuit at the H&M Aventura Mall. Have I told you how I love to shop at Aventura Mall? It’s the perfect place to shop because they have all the stores I love under one roof.. It’s a go to mall for me, its massive mall with every store you can possibly think off, under one roof from luxury to department stores.
What are some trends you’re going to try for fall this year? Any I should know? Read More…
Hi friends! Owning my own boutique has millions of perks, but one of the best ones is seeing what the market wants and is on the hunt for. I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary since I opened my boutique and I’ve learned so much. Call it cliche, but, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”. I can’t believe we are going on 1 year since we’ve opened, but I’m so ecstatic to see my dream not only come to fruition, but grow. I’m so honored and thankful. Now back to a perk is seeing how trends happen. Anytime I placed an item with the tropical or palm print on the racks, the number of requests and sales that followed was incredible. It’s a fan favorite and I’m not mad about it. It’s so gorge and I truly believe that everyone needs it in their closet. I’ve been obsessed with this print since a few years back and always try to add it sometime during summer. Remember this look from summer of 2015 (see full post here)?
Penelope was a baby when shooting those photos. Oh, how time flies. Did you rock this print this summer? My favorite part about this dress is the low back. It had me at hello. It has so much sex appeal. I’m such a sucker for open backs. These photos were shot in Hollywood beach while staying there for the weekend for a staycation. I love this place. What is your go to place not far from home that you enjoy getting away to? Share on the comments below.
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The beauty about living in Miami is that it always feels like summer. Yeah, sometimes the humidity gets the best of our hair, make-up and outfits, but I wouldn’t trade my city for anything. Ok fine, maybe for Paris, Spain or Italy, but Miami is the another city that never sleeps and has so much culture. We always refer to it as being like a melting pot. We have millions of people that come from everywhere. It’s so interesting to see how we all have different backgrounds, up-bringings, cultures and yet can all live in the same city and love it the same way. I once heard someone complain about the fact that Miami’s humidity is the worst and makes their face oily and I couldn’t help but tell them, thanks to that humidity for causing extra oil in your face because it will also keep your skin looking younger. Anyway, I love my city and going for long walks on the boardwalk in Hollywood beach is something I enjoy doing very much. Hollywood beach is a cute spot to walk around, eat delicious seafood while sipping on a yummy cocktail and watching the waves. It is such a family oriented place. People walk around here, bike, run and even skate the boardwalk when there isn’t a band or movie playing on the amphitheater.
Fun Fact about Hollywood Beach: Marley & Me was filmed right where we shot these photos. Other movies and TV shows were filmed here, but I remember watching Marley & Me and being like, “Hey! I know that place.” Where are you from? Would love to see in the comments below where my readers are from. Thank you for reading this new post and I’ll catch you on the next one. Read More…
Recently, I met up with my photographer, Vanessa, around the Hollywood area and OH EM GEE! What a cute little town to go hangout. We usually meet at a coffee shop (but first, coffee, Duh!) to discuss projects, collaborations, life and exchange ideas prior to shooting outfits and then the fun starts! We let our creative juices just pour out over our poses and photos. I’m not easy to shoot because I am so shy, but Vanessa on the other hand makes it so easy for me. She is so quick and creative, she just gets me you guys! I believe behind every blogger or influencer there’s an amazing photographer and that’s Vanessa! She is the bomb.com. Really! I truly love working with her and if you guys are ever in need of a photographer + videographer for whatever special occasion and life moment that you want to capture, she’s your girl! And it gets better. Her husband is also a videographer and they are the epitome of power couple with the cutest little boy, Foxy. #CoupleGoal. Vanessa is probably going to kill me for posting this, but legit! She’s an amazing human with such a humble, calm, gentle and good heart with an eye to capture the best moments. I couldn’t do what I do without her!
So we hung out for a bit as we walked around Hollywood, and of course, we had to play a game of jenga at the end and have a little bit of fun to celebrate our shoot day. Of course, I won! j/k… she beat me, and that’s why I didn’t post the last pic. lol! You know how that goes, if it’s not on social media (or blog) it didn’t happen. lol…
Anyway, for this outing I wore this really cute and easy crop top I picked up at Tobi and paired it with my newest fave high rise distressed denim. They give you instant abs and I love it. Of course, the final touches had to be a fun pair of heels and bag.
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I had a lovely weekend and hope you all had one too! I spent my entire Sunday morning purging my closet and clearing out an entire room that was filled with products, and tons of clothes. This cleaning out was way overdue and much needed. Honestly, it should’ve been done in the beginning of Spring, but I never got around to it. So now, I’m starting this week with a huge to do list, but excited that it’s a new week with new opportunities. What are you guys up to lately? Remember when I mentioned Giti Online, the new online boutique I recently discovered and was loving so many pieces? Well, this is another romper that I loved from their website and got tons of compliments, plus it has pockets! Love everything a little more when they have pockets. The print is my fave too. I think the contrast between the navy blue and the nude is perfection and makes my skin look so tan.
Thanks for stoping by and wish you all a lovely week!
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Hey fancy friends!
Last weekend I headed to Key West for our #TripleSmash best-friends annual trip (no new news for those that follow me on my social media platforms @afancyaffair). Yearly, my best friends and I pack up our cutest & trendiest clothes and travel usually to a tropical destination, either with our significant others or make it an all girls trip. This time we went with our hubbies and of course, I took Penelope. We need at least one of these trips a year. Our lives are so busy that a weekend to relax, spend QT, recharge and catch up is always a MUST.
The three of us have been in each other’s lives since high school and no matter where home is for us or where life has taken us, our annual trip is the first thing we jot down on our calendars. We look forward to the trip all year long and once the trip is coming to an end, we always wish it was a tad longer. This year the destination was Key West. It was the same location as two years ago, but it’s always a new experience and really the only place you can kick back, relax, and go dancing wearing flip flops and it’s totally acceptable. For those that don’t know, Key West mile marker 0 is only 3.5 hours away from Miami. So we packed up the car that Friday evening and took off! We made a quick detour at Cracker Barrel and ate breakfast for dinner, which is totally ok with me, since breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love their homemade warm syrup over french toast. Yes, I started my trip already eating bad, but I’m the type that would rather eat everything in sight and work out my happy little butt at the gym after.
Michael and I love road trips, (Just kidding! I do, he’s not that into it.) so comfort not only is key, but a MUST if I don’t want to hear complaints the entire 3.5 hours… lol! And of course we brought little #FancyP. A trip wouldn’t be a succesful trip without her. She was loving every second of it! Being in a car for a few hours requires a good playlist, yummy snacks & candy, comfy clothes, lots of leg space and obviously a sunroof to see shooting stars. So renting out the new Toyota Corolla was the perfect fit for this trip! My favorite feature in our car was the touch screen panel which made it so easy to pair up my phone and swap music quickly. I also loved that it was great on gas. We filled up our the tank once with only $28 dollars. Amazing huh?
We stayed at this really cute hotel, did a whole lot of nothing, but hangout by the pool and relax! Everyone headed back home after brunch on Sunday and Michael and I stayed back to enjoy a little more of this gorgeous and fun island. And of course we couldn’t go back till we had some Sloppy Joe’s and an original key lime pie. Oh, what a great way to end our trip!
I always joke about wanting to be a mermaid, but I’m kinda serious! I’m a tropical girl and always dreaming of tropical getaways, warmer weather, sunny days, sandy toes, salty hair & crave the smell of the ocean. I’m not too fond of the open ocean so I’m convinced I wouldn’t be a great mermaid, but a girl can dream right? Even though I love the ocean I also have so much respect for it. I love watching it from the boat, fishing is my jam and running my hands through the water while the boat drives away is my fave. Here’s a fun fact about me! My biggest fear is to get pinched by a crab… I’m dead serious, I hate those crawly little guys. I can spot those little suckers from miles away and when I do, it’s over! I become totally paranoid.
Now, let’s chat about this cute outfit! I’ve been dying to get my hands on a cute denim skirt. I find them so cute and fun for summer. However, I also haven’t worn anything that low cut in a long time so when I tried these on, I was little hesitant. I’m not a fan of showing my bellybutton, however, because I’m so tall, it’s kind of hard to hide. So anything high waist is usually a go for me. This skirt is totally the opposite, it reminds me of my high school days when I used to wear a ton of Brazilian cut jeans. They were the teeny weeny low cut jeans. Those were put to rest a long time ago and I wasn’t mad about it. This skirt, although low cut, is pretty versatile. I’ve worn it with tees and sneakers, with a lace top and wedges and the last with this Maggie Ivory strappy crop top I picked up at Tobi, which is also available in red, black and sage. By the way, if you haven’t shopped this website, you’re missing out on the cutest things! They have such cute curated collections of summer must haves, latest trends, and basics at such good prices. I’ve scored the cutest things on here and have a cart full.
How fun is dressing up for this season? I love all the vibrant colors, fun accessories like this cute straw bag and tassel earrings. Most of the looks/outfits I have been wearing lately are from my boutique- Fancy Boutique. I love to pick out items for clients and style each look according to their personally and I’m not going to lie sometimes they tell me they feel silly. We all have our individual style and that’s ok. I believe that getting dressed is the way you express your creative side to others. My favorite part about having the boutique has to be the styling part, putting each outfit together according to the occasion. That’s when my creative juice starts going and I feel fulfilled. Read More…
The difference between my spring wardrobe last year to this year is HUGE! (Quick side note, I can’t say the word “huge” without thinking of Jimmy Fallon impersonating Donald Trump. Anyone else?)lol… Now back to my look. Last spring, I was all about the pastels, nudes, pinks and everything super light and airy. This year on the other hand, is all about bold colors & print for me. Anything and everything bright is coming home with me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all I want to wear, but it’s definitely something I’m reaching for a lot more this time of year versus last year. I’m also digging a lot of stripes, floral prints (like this jumpsuit), denim on denim, white, blush and embroidered things (like this dress), but for example, this look would have never been worn until a few weeks prior to summer. I guess I’m in a happy, bubbly and bright place in my life at this moment. Another spring MUST HAVE are these gorgeous wedges. They are so comfortable and the platform height is just right! I got these last year, wore them a ton, and I couldn’t wait to take them out for a spin this year. I have literally worn them at least 6 times already.