travel

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Brasil.

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Olá from the city I have always dreamt of- São Paulo! (insert a million exclamation points here)

It feels so unreal to be here right now as I grew up wanting to come to Brasil my whole life. It’s been on my bucket list since I was a kid so this moment right now, right here, is super priceless for me. I’m fortunate to be in Brasil thanks to the amazing ABEST team whose lovely enough to have me.

I checked into the hotel a few hours ago and was greeted by all these wonderful gifts (above in the photo) from all the amazing Brasilian designers! Whoaaaa!!! Sweetest welcome ever…

I can’t begin to tell you guys how happy + thrilled I am to be in this beautiful country! I have a jammed pack itinerary full of meetings, interviews, showroom + store visits, parties and of course São Paulo Fashion Week! Would love to have you follow along my Brasilian journey with the ABEST team:

Instagram: @sincerelyjules + @abestoficial + @apexbrasil #abestoficial

Just wanted to say a quick hello and check in with you guys… can’t wait to have you see what SPFW is like! xoxox

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InstaJules.

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So I’m a little devastated because my big external hard drive in which I work off of- I dump all of my photos in there instead of my laptop- got damaged two days ago! I accidentally dropped it and well the rest is history. Super worried, I ran to the nearest shop to get it fixed  but only to hear that it is completely damaged and they weren’t sure they could recover any information in there.

I almost sat there in tears as I listened to the young guy explain this to me. The hard drive was full of photos and a bunch of new photos I hadn’t posted yet from New York, Maui, and Los Angeles. We sent it off to hopefully get it fixed and so now all I can do is wait here, impatiently. I’m completely sad but hopeful. Who knew a set of photos can be so heartbreaking when you completely lose them? Anyway, so now that I’m completely out of photos to share with you until I shoot new content, OR until I get my hard drive back (fingers crossed!!), I will share with you instagram photos of my latest trip: Miami.

As some of you may know, I’ve partnered up with Macys as one of their influencers to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ve been touring across the country and stopping by key Macys department stores and having a panel discussion of what it means to be a Latina, how our heritage has influenced us and what the future holds for our heritage. It’s been a great conversation full of tips, stories and laughter. The goal is really to help inspire everybody in attendance with our stories. We’ve already made it through New York, Chicago and our latest stop, Miami.

I booked a couple of extra days in Miami after we finished my event at Macys to enjoy a little vacay with one of my best friends. We enjoyed beautiful weather, palm trees, sea food, neon bright bathing suits and  a little sun bathing!

Now keep your fingers cross for me that I can recover everything in my hard drive so that I can share with you new content/photos, and make sure to come out to our next Macys destinations to help celebrate with us #HHM! Our next stops are:

  • SANTA CLARA – Macys Valley Fair Mall, Today, Oct. 2 @ 6:00pm
  • SAN DIEGO, CA – Macys Fashion Valley, Oct. 4th @ 2:00pm
  • SAN ANTONIO, TX – Macys North Star Mall, Oct. 11th @ 2:00pm

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[do action=”rstyle-post-links”]MARYSIA SWIM bathing suit (other colors here + one piece here + here)
CURRENT/ELLIOT the Prep School shirt
TULAROSA Sadler tank
ONE TEASPOON Bandits jean shorts
GIEJO SWIM bathing suit 
CONVERSE classic high top sneakers [/do]

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Working for the Weekend.

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking a mini getaway to Sedona, Arizona with my beautiful friends from Lovers + Friends. They invited me to join in on a awesome little trip to launch their Fall ’14 Collection called ‘Working for the Weekend.’

The new collection is inspired by working hard to enjoy the fun things, like mini getaways. It’s a collection that aims to always make you look and feel good whether at work, happy hour or during the weekend. After a week long of hustling at your 9 to 5 job, it’s about rewarding yourself while looking great in Lovers + Friends. Our trip to Sedona was just that.

Working super hard non-stop with the blog, projects, meetings and my Sj brand all week long is exhausting. So finally getting to enjoy the weekend and reward myself with a trip, shopping or my favorite activity is always the icing on the cake. I was so excited to be a part of this launch because I’m a true believer of working hard to only play harder.

The awesome itinerary for the weekend had a couple of things that I had never done before, like riding on a six-seater plane over the Grand Canyon (whoa! MAJOR) and star gazing at night. I can now check the Grand Canyon off of my bucket list, yes!

So remember to reward yourself after a week, a month or a day full of hard work while looking beautiful, especially in Lovers + Friends. Check out more of the collection here.

*special thank you to L+F, Raissa and Brea for inviting me on this cute little trip! You guys nailed it with the special details and itinerary! xo

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Wearing this pretty ‘Monday to Friday’ romper by Lovers + Friends and paired it with sneakers for a more relaxed look.

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A little shopping for these gems at Turquoise Town.

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Beautiuful scenery everywhere you turned.

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Can’t believe i flew in this tiny plane- I was terrified that I almost didn’t go on board. So glad I did though, was proud of myself!

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Our gorgeous view of the Grand Canyon.

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The six-seater plane ride with these gals!

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Celebrating our hard work and dedication for what we do with champagne and strawberries! My kinda celebration!

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So glad my bestie came along on this trip!

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Cutest Tipi inside the resort. Wearing the Memories’ top  and L+F denim shorts

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[do action=”rstyle-post-links”]LOVERS + FRIENDS Monday to Friday romper
VANS sneakers[/do]