A Week in My Life: Birthdays, Photo shoots… Life of a Stylist

This was a crazy week! Between my mom’s birthday, photo shoot for my blog (expect to see a lot of new looks, I’ve been working very hard on that), fashion products and a lot of work from home I’ve been living life 200 miles per hour. But I always feel blessed to be able to do what I love, which is fashion! The more work, the merrier!

By the way, I took you along with me to my favourite restaurant in Panama: Miss Cho, and I show you my favourite plates.

Last week’s vlog

WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

I might not be American, but ever since I can remember my family has always been influenced by american culture (I also studied in an american school here in Panama). Most of my summers growing up where spent in Houston, where my grandma’s BFF lives, and we would always enjoy a good american style BBQ by the pool — amazing memories.  Read More

Ruffles and Frills

I’ve never thought of myself as a girly girl. Dresses where never on the top my list growing up, I was more of a jeans and shorts kind of girl… A little bit boyish, I know, hehe. Actually, I hated pink. I don’t know if it was because my sister was obsessed with everything pink and girly and I just wanted to take the opposite side, or if I was actually tomboyish.  Read More

Pinstripes + Ruffles

Usually im not a very trendy gal. Meaning that I don’t usually go all out with the season trends. I tend to stick to my black and white color palette in very modern and sleek cuts. BUT, something changed in me when I saw this pinstripe light blue top from Zara next to the beautiful red ruffled skirt I’m wearing.  Read More

#FOMTravelDiary: New York Summary + Where to Eat in NYC

Two of the things I love the most are my friends and New York City, put them together and they add up to the perfect 5 day mini vacations EVER! To be completely honest, I’m still dreaming about it, that is why I have decided to share with you some of my favorite moments and things from New York that I actually photographed.  Read More

#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

#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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