July 2014

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The Perfect: White Tee.

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Let’s talk about the perfect white tee and it’s versatility. It’s a simple basic that often gets overlooked, but it’s one of my top favorites to mix n’ match with.

There’s something fresh about having that perfectly worn white tee to throw on when you’re in a rush or when all fails. It’s easy, simple and so effortless.

Most of the time, I wear my favorite white tee(s) with a tailored blazer and ripped jeans for an off duty look or for something more casual, I pair my tee with a mini skirt and sneakers.

Finding the ‘right’ white tee can take a while especially if it’s going to become one of your wardrobe staples.. it needs to be perfect. Here are my top 5 styles to look for when buying your favorite white tee:

  • SUPER SOFT: The softer it is, the more worn in it’ll get. Make sure to look for a mix of cotton + modal when purchasing a super soft tee…. or a linen/cotton blend.
  1. T by ALEXANDER WANG
  2. TOPSHOP
  • BOYFRIEND: This style comes in a more oversized fit, so make sure to size down so that it gives you the right amount of looseness.
  1. ACNE STUDIOS
  2. BLK DNM
  • DESTROYED: My favorite out of the 5, for sure. Look for distressed details like holes, raw hedges, frayed collars and cool washes. For this style, it’s best to stick to a bit of an oversized fit for a cooler look.
  1.  FREE PEOPLE
  2. IRO
  • POCKET: This ones cute and charming. Try to find one with a small pocket and short sleeves so that it’s not overwhelming. This style tee always looks great with a pair of boyfriend jeans!
  1. TOPSHOP
  2. RAG & BONE
  • V-NECK: V-necks are a bit sexy. Find one with a wide v-neck so that you can show off that great neck of yours….and of course that clavicle bone! Layer up dainty neckles for the added touch.
  1. TARGET
  2. SPLENDID

travel

Oaxaca Diary.

OAXACACOVER

Finally! My last share of photos from the beautiful state of Oaxaca.

Words can’t describe how much I love and adore my country- México, but most importantly how proud I am to be Mexican. States like Oaxaca definitely take my appreciation for my country, people, culture and history to another level. Oaxaca has definitely become one of my top destinations to travel to, get away and enjoy the richness of what they have to offer.

 

Take a peek at what I’m talking about… more than likely,  you’ll fall in love too. Enjoy!

Te quiero mi México lindo y querido!

ps- Also, check out the cool video from my good friend Fernando from one of my favorite Oaxacan restaurants in L.A, Guelaguetza, made of me during our first trip to oaxaca back in December… forgot to share the first time, so here it is (down below)!

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White Rose.

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One of my last and favorite looks from my short trip to Oaxaca. A little 501 denim won’t ever hurt anyone, right?

On our last full day, we tried to squeeze in as much as we could so we made sure to book a massage and cleanse ritual called, Temazcal- a must when you travel to certain parts of México. I was a bit hesitant at first, but after reading a little bit more about what Temazcal was, I caved in. In simpler terms, a Temazcal is a steam bath in which it’s supposed to help cleanse you from all impurities. (Read more about it here)

We crawled into a really small cave-like room, with a low ceiling, and a lodge burning on one corner. We sat for about 45 mins in the steamy room while we dripped in sweat… major dripping. The lady in the room with us hummed a song and did a prayer as we just closed our eyes and tried to focus on positive things. The 45 mins definitely felt like an eternity as we sat there taking in all the steam and heat. I struggled a few times and had to ask her to open the door so I can get fresh air to breathe.

Once the time was up, we crawled back outside, took off our bathings suits and laid in a comfy little thin bed on the floor. The steam bath was followed by an hour massage- the best massage I’ve had to date. It relaxed us for sure and I even knocked out for most of the massage. It was by far one of the most unique experiences I’ve had and I would love to experience it every time I get to go back.

I highly recommend booking one for yourself next time you go to Oaxaca or México- you will not be disappointed.

For the rest of the day, we just explored downtown, jumped from restaurants to bars and even a cool museum about vintage stamps. We wrapped up our night at one of the coolest restaurants and as we walked out into the plaza to head back to our B&B, we noticed a lovely mariachi band of 8 and immediately hired them to serenate my girl Amber and I with a few songs! It was the perfect moment to end such a wonderful day/trip!

Already missing Oaxaca! Going to try to wrap up a set of diary photos from Oaxaca- so stay tuned!

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[do action=”rstyle-post-links”]ARITZIA rose blouse (sold out but similar here)
LEVI’S 501 vintage shorts
ANTIK BATIK embellished clutch (similar here + here)
ISABEL MARANT caroll
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