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Fall ModCloth Fashion Show – October

I was perusing the ModCloth app a few weeks back and was pleasantly surprised to see so many Fall and Halloween pieces. I love everything about Halloween. The pumpkins, costumes, trick or treating with my kids and eating their candy under the premise that I have to “check for razor blades”. Yeah, that’s definitely a ruse in case anyone was wondering.

They were also having a 40% off sale so I took advantage and threw in some pieces to make October a particular festive one.

For reference, I’m 5’10 and all the pieces are XL. Also, Sofia took the pictures so props to her for all the lighting and suggestion on how to pose.

I saw these two pieces and knew I had to buy them. First off, anyone who knows anything about me know I have a love of cats and purple, so this outfit pretty much sums up my life.

Oh My Gosh A Line Dress in Bats – $59.99. The dress is a little shorter than I typically go for. On me it’s about mid-thigh, so I will avoid bending over too much while wearing, however I must say that it’s quite comfy. I wouldn’t say the material is stretchy but the fit it true to size and the skirt is lined.

I paired it with this adorable Cropped Cardigan with Peter Pan Collar ($49). I also consider this cardigan to be true to size and it’s so cute! It also doesn’t have to be strictly for Halloween. I paired it with a black tank and my white jeans for work and got loads of compliments.

Did I mention it had spooked out cats embroidered on the collar? Meow!

I feel like I am channeling Wednesday Adams slightly more extroverted cousin with this look? Anyone else feel it?

My last purchase isn’t necessarily Halloweenie, but I still dig it. It’s fit my main criteria when it comes to fashion. It’s black and it has cute stuff on it. In this case, dinosaurs and a Peter Pan collar. Meet the Doubly Delightful Sleeveless Top in Black Dino’s $44.99.

I love everything about this top. It’s lightweight, whimsical and comfy. You can dress it up with a pair of slacks and a blazer or down with a pair of white or blue jeans. Throw on some red lipstick and you are all set.

I wasn’t actually looking at anything in particular, but isn’t this what the models on catalogs do? Look distractedly at something off camera?

I hope you liked my first fashion show. If so, shoot me a comment below.

Have a great day!

Maritza

What-EVER!

Tripping Down My Camera Roll Lane

I feel like Jane Austen, writing this post by candlelight. Hearing the crickets chirping in the moonlight and the wind rustle through the leaves. Then I think to myself, “Holy Shit! I can’t live like this!”

The truth is, I’m writing this post on my phone (so excuse any typos you may find) right after Hurricane Irma paid South Florida a visit. I have no power. It’s hot as balls in this house and the truth is that the fucking candle I have next to me is actually making me hotter. I just came inside less than 25 minutes ago from charging my phone in my car and I’m bored as hell so I started looking through pictures on my phone and thought that I would give my readers a glimpse into my camera roll.

Let’s starts with this outtake from Hurricane Irma. Keep in mind, I’ve had about 2 Rum and Cokes by this time- so did my mom on the right:

I like to call this look Hurricane Chic. Notice the key elements are frizzy hair, unkept eyebrows and sweaty skin marked by no less than 3 zits. I expect this look to top off Fall Fashion Week in New York.

Next are what we here at the Rodriguez house call Hurricane Supplies and is what primarily contributed to the 10 pound weight gain that occurred in the last 3 days.

Anyone else like Bottlecaps? I feel like they are unsung heroes in the candy world.

A car selfie from last week. I have been digging the minimalist look with a bold, red lip lately. I’m a little perturbed by the forehead wrinkles, but whatever. I’m forty!!!

I know it seems like I need a tan too, but I don’t tan. I freckle!!

Logan and Sofia pretending to love each other during Sofia’s birthday celebration at Brio.

Trust me, there is more slapping than hugging with these two.

My new Netflix obsession, Riverdale. Anyone else think that Archie is hot as hell??

I actually sent this pic to my mom because she has a thing for red heads. She agreed that he was “Muy Caliente!”.

Family picture from my 40th Birthday dinner. I love that top. It’s from Old Navy. You’d be surprised how much of my wardrobe is from Old Navy.

My husband had been recently diagnosed with Bells Palsy so that’s why he looks a bit crooked.

The outfit that I ordered from Modcloth for Halloween. I cannot wait till it arrives although with this stupid hurricane, package its probably delayed.

I plan to wear these cute black patent leather heels with a bow and ruffle at the front. I’m going for an updated Wednesday Adams look. I think I may also do a post on this if it looks halfway decent on me.

A sample of some Rodan + Fields Skincare that my friend, Nury, sent me. Between the forehead wrinkles and chin zits, I’m thinking now is a good time to try it.

She also sent me a bag of little mints, but I ate them before I snapped a picture. I’m such a mint whore. The more peppermint the better, I always say.

My kids photobombing my selfie. Sofia is constantly reminding me that I’m no Kim Kardashian, so stop with all the selfies!

Notice Logan in the background looking all sinister. I worry about that one sometimes.

And last, another selfie from Instagram. I was trying to promote on of my blog posts on Insta stories and tried to sound all sophisticated, but kind of just look like the Monopoly guy in drag.

Hope you guys enjoyed a trip down the Camera Roll lane.

Till next time, my friends.

Maritza

Fashion Hauls

ModCloth Sale and Mini Haul

I have a slight obsession with whimsical clothes. Seriously, if there an article of clothing that looks slightly retro, like from 1940’s or 1950’s, or something a like nerdy/hip librarian would wear, I’m in! So when I found out ModCloth was having a 25% off sale through August 16, I was totally stoked.

To be honest, I’m pretty simple when it comes to fashion. My closet is trending towards minimalism as I have made a habit of decluttering anything that doesn’t fit me or that I haven’t worn in 6 months or more. And don’t worry, I live in Florida, so weather doesn’t really affect whether I wear something only a few months out of a year. Typically, we are pretty warm, so no need to hoard the heavy sweaters and ski boots.

Nevertheless, I do like to update my wardrobe a few times a year. I mean, even if I tend to stick to the same style, doesn’t mean that every now and then I don’t add something new and since this is my birthday month, I decided to “treat yo self!”. Besides, “fall” and “winter” is coming and the temperature might actually drop into the 80’s here in Miami in the next few months. BRRRR!!!!

Typically I am a jeans kind of girl, but I still like to keep things nice and neat and pair them up with a cute top, like a collared button up, lace patterned blouse or a printed tee.  As I was perusing the ModCloth website, the first thing that caught my eye was this cute Cat Knit Sweater. I probably won’t get much wear out of this till December or January, but CATS!!!! For $29.99, I am adding it to the cart and hitting buy. I’m thinking that with a pair of skinny jeans and some ballerina flats, it will look adorable. It got a 3 out of 5 stars on the site, but with only 2 reviews, not too worried. It runs up to a size 4x.

Cat Knit Sweater

Also, with a cute pair of light blue skinnies or even, white ones, is this adorable pink collared knit top. The color is definitely wearable now in the summer and since I don’t subscribe to any fashion rules that prevent me from wearing anything light after Labor Day, I’m thinking it will still be worn way into the fall/winter/spring. I make the rules up in this house! No reviews on it yet, but for $24.99, I’m thinking I am willing to give it a go, so in the cart it goes.

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Although I work from home, I do occasionally have to go into the office and to meetings, so I am thinking about this Navy A-line dress with bow details. I have it in my cart, but I am still hedging and haven’t purchased it yet. At $79.99, it’s a little steep for me, but does this not scream nerdy librarian from the 1950’s? I am thinking that this dress with my black patent leather heels with the cute ruffle and bow on the front were meant for each other.

Navy Bow Dress

I don’t just love ModCloth for the clothes. I actually get a kick out of surfing their website and finding some off the walls items. Life is short, so why not enjoy it, right? For that reason, I give you some random shit that I found funny and cute. I hope they make your day and if you do happen to buy one, please send me a pic. I’ll make sure to update you guys on any wacky purchases as well.

Also, don’t be surprised if a lot of these revolve around cats. I have an unhealthy obsession with the feline sort.

Illuminated Inspiration Candle in Jane Austen – $14.99

Culinary Curiosity Whisk – 14.99

Play by Playful High-Waisted Shorts in Retro Cats – $29.99

It’s the Hot That Counts Cotton Oven Mitt in Nerd – $14.99

Savor the Scenery Container Set – $39.99

Join Me Fur a Drink Flask – 14.99

Happy Shopping , my friends!

Maritza

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