#FOMTravelDiary: New York Haul

One of my first uploads to my Youtube channel! I hope you enjoy :).

If you don’t speak Spanish, I have listed below all the products I bought and linked them to where you can buy/get them. Read More

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#MindOverMatter: Living with Uncertainty

Uncertainty, doubt, unpredictability, inconclusiveness… Are all a big part of anxiety. But what do you do when they make up big part of your life?

My mom is a cancer survivor. She got diagnosed with breast cancer almost four years ago, and two years later that cancer metastasised to her brain. She almost died. The edema in her brain due to the tumor was so large, it almost resulted in a fatal finale.

My family did the imposible to keep her alive. We even flew her in an ambulance plane to Baltimore so that Dr. Quiñones, world renowned brain surgeon could treat her.

The only certain thing I know is that time flies… Two years ago I never thought my mom would be alive and leading a normal life.

Unfortunately, cancer has its horrifying way of surprising you whenever you think everything is okay. A few months ago, in a routine check up in Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, an abnormal spot showed up in my mothers brain. We knew it could happen, but we never thought the day would come so soon.

In December, she got a routine check up again, where the spot didn’t grow. We were so happy! We thought it was over. But in February, during a MRI in Baltimore the spot grew again.

After two months of waiting, tomorrow we are going to find out what that spot is. If she’s going to need surgery or if it was just a scare. Dealing with cancer can be so unnerving and unpredictable.

So what do you do when uncertainty makes up such a big part of your life? You learn to live day by day. You take each day at a time, worrying about the now and not about the future.

You learn to live each day to the fullest. Make each moment worth it. You start to realize that life is a precious gift and that everything happens for a reason.

It’s funny how life works sometimes. I’ve always been an anxious person, the type who worries about every single thing and that needs to have everything under control. Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t work that way. It changes your life in a matter of seconds and can become a waiting room for disaster.

My best advice is to learn to embrace uncertainty. You are never going to know what the future holds for you even if you are completely healthy, but you can always make the best of your present.

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A Trench Coat | Work Outfit Inspiration

The trench coat is a trend I’ve kind of been on the fence about this spring, since I live in Panamá which is a tropical country, with lots and lots of heat, and I never thought it would work. But the more I studied this trend, the more I knew it was totally wearable here in Panama. The trench is back (did it really ever leave though?), and is here to stay.  Read More

Stripes for Spring

Flowers for spring is kind of a given. Year after year Spring/Summer runway collections are filled with flowers or leave patterns, which is why stripes are such a refreshing take for spring. Read More

Petite Fashion Tips

Being “petite” not only makes reference to thin and short women. “Petite” women are generally characterised as being less than 5’4 feet or 162.5 centimetres tall. This is why brands that have clothing for this type of body, handle narrower shoulders and usually shorter pants. Read More

Being a Woman

Being a woman is beautiful yet difficult. As little girls, we have to learn early on to stand our ground and how to communicate our opinion with a stronger conviction than men. We are sometimes overlooked because of our gender or not taken seriously.  Read More

A Lace Dress

As a woman, I know how frustrating it can be to try and keep up with the latest trends. As a fashion stylist, it is my job. Nonetheless, I am still a woman, and when I get myself dressed every day, I like to rely in the comfort of my closet basics and staples. Read More

Elegance

Simplicity has un underestimated beauty that not everyone understands. As Coco Chanel once said, “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”.  Read More

Last Minute Valentine Gift Idea For Men

Socks are without a doubt a daily necessity in the life of a man. That is why crazy socks can be the best last minute Valentine gift you can give your significant other or date. Read More