This is from a couple of months back, but I was quickly reminded why I loved this pic.. and well it is the shoes! RED! I didn’t remember or realize the power of the RED shoe, but honestly they make you feel instantly sexy and well as cliche as it might sound POWERFUL, to do what though I am not truly sure!? Maybe give your man that come hither look? or maybe take on the WORLD? 🙂 I have a couple of things that make me feel strong and powerful and one is a button down blouse? not sure why it just does! Don’t know if I should try and figure it out or just let it be, either way What makes you feel STRONG & POWERFUL? would love to know.
The shoes are no longer available in case your wondering, they are from STEVE MADDEN and called lypstick. They have a beautiful Red shoe available called DEJAVUE, LINK HERE DEVAJUE PUMPS
I have been debating a lot lately on returning to school. I completed my associates over a year and a half ago and in a lot of ways it has gotten me no where. I blame it only choice of degree, little did I know there is such a lack of demand for jobs in fashion marketing, but hey we live and learn. Not to say I didn’t enjoy going to school for what I chose and hey who knows it may help me down the road. But at this point it has yet to bare fruit. I am thinking about going back to school for nursing, but I haven’t yet bitten the bullet so to speak, I’m going to get there I’m sure, however I have always been like this.. I have the need to stew over things a bit! I realize I should pull it off like a bandaid and just get started however Silvas like to procrastinate either way I’m now a Lucas, (marriage) and the Lucas family does not procrastinate! Ultimately it’s all in taking the first step! So let’s just do it right?! What are you waiting on today?
3.Black crop top @topshop see similar at nastygal link below
4.Clutch American Apparel
I love monochramatic looks are all neutral colors with something crazy like a awesome pumps like these are a bold lip to pull the look together. For some reason I prefer prints to be on my feet? and love pieces that are unique but plain in color. I like to look for awesome shapes but like a beautiful bag or my shoes to do the talking so to speak! Just what I have always tend to gravitate too and the above is no exception.
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Just another quick outfit post! see details above.
4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Sloan Quilted Shoulder Bag
Haven’t posted anything in while, this is actually taken a couple of months back but all the items are still available. I have been super busy with family and work. So I apologize for the lack of posts 😦
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Ignore the HARD STARE! HAHA Was trying to be serious here!
Jeans levi, old click pic for similar look
Kandee pumps, see pic for similar
Just a quick post, all the outfit details above. Not a whole lot to post right now, or not much new. Well I did
just start a new job! which I am excited about, not in fashion 😦 but for now I will settle for a job that pays my bills!
The top is new from topshop.. I love there tops!! all of them and I am just a little obsessed right now! yikes!! the only I don’t like from their itty bitty tops
is the too high prices for half a shirt >:/ but… I get over it! This particular top is a little short for my taste.. I ended up wearing a higher waist pant in the end
sorry no pics.. However if your okay with exposing a little belly then go for it. Oh by the way in case you need to know size reference, I am 5″2 and 1/2 🙂 and my torso is short and last but not least I bough a large.
On to the jeans.. these are wonderful and stretchy.. the thing great about their leggings is they don’t lose their shape, which is typically what us girls are looking for in a jean, am I right? couldn’t find these exact ones available but I posted some similar ones with link, just click on pic! The purse I wore, sorry not shown is black american apparel clutch that I have used before, see previous posts.
Haven’t posted a while in fitness and honestly I love fitness I think more then… Dare I say fashion? the verdict will remain out.? the reason why I tend to lean towards fitness is because if I was forced to not have one I know I would definitely go without fashion and choose fitness. Working out is one of my main stress relievers! it’s my go to when I just need to get away and breath. I had realized in the last couple of months I was very uninspired about most things.. but especially feeling low about fitness. I would go no matter what and work out but I would just kinda get through my routine. I had to step back and realize what was happening and head back to the drawing board and remember why I love fitness in the first place. I realized that I was also comparing myself alot to others.. not good:( I have always had moments where I would do this but I had become very good at not doing that and being content in who God made me to be. Well I guess I just really got into this habit where I didn’t even realize that it was affecting me in the way that it was. I was comparing myself to other athletes capabilities and bodies and this just did my head in where I felt really defeated!!! urrrggg and frusterated!!! I began to dislike my body and the way my broad shoulders which equals bigger arms and narrow hips! My mom and sister have big hips and bigger boobs!.. me I took after my dad.. >:/ thanks DAD!!;)
Anyways after months of struggling I feel like it finally kinda clicked in my head, I am who I am.. my body is how it is and how God made it. I just finally got a feeling of contentment and also realizing that it’s okay to be just how he made you. I decided to be happy with it and be proud of how I am built and embrace it instead of trying to hide it. There is beauty in every shape and size and I truly believe that, but most of all it comes down to being content with how me made you and accepting that. The best advice I can give is to work WITH what God gave you instead of against it. Nothing wrong with self improvement as long as it is realistic.
You don’t have to try and live up to these HIGH expectations the world tries to place on you and very unrealistic ones I might add.. Barbie boobs, waist hip ratio is very unrealistic. If you happen to be that lucky girl that has it all, well then you just do. But there is no reason for others to try and compete to be like that very low percentage of the population “it girl”. Just don’t guys you will be much happier if you just aim to the best you, you can be physically.
I focus on function, strength and also love the challenge to see what my body can do and accomplish. Okay enough of the rant! let me know what you guys think and how you feel about this..? any comments are welcomed.
1. pink button down f21 mens, 2.destructed jeans mango jcpenny, 3.heart chain purse forever21 4. heels piper line by sabrina
loved the photo bomber! had to leave this pic in as it was just too precious!
This is a old photoshoot I did with my cousin, she is a great photographer and had so much fun working with her. She made me feel comfy and at ease, if your looking for a photographer for portraits be sure to visit her web address at
Hi, I’m Melanie Cortez! I am a freelance photographer and full-time college student based in Mesquite, TX. I was mentored by Dallas Morning News staff photographers in 2008. I have recently received my Associates in Arts with an Emphasis in Photography. I have photographed commercial work for local businesses. For the past couple of years, I have been a contributor for NeighborsGo, the community news operation of The Dallas Morning News. I am actively involved in my community. Throughout the school year, I speak to local high school journalism/photography students about art and photography. I admire every detail in photography! I love to capture memories for others to cherish on paper. I absolutely adore the thought of producing photographs for clients knowing the photographs will become part of their family history’s keepsake for future generations to come.
1.crop top yellow topshop,2.high waist Joni jeans Topshop,3.pumps kandee, second shoes privileged heelless harkins gojane
Had to get my flex in on the second pic! Got to say I was super stoked these Joni jeans fit me. When I first got them they were snug and today they are still snug just a little less! which ill take! If you purchase them I recommend going up a size since these tend to run a little small. Also on the inseam/length runs short I normally wear a 30 however these barely hit my ankles, next time I will buy a 32 inseam. These are reminiscent of aa’s easy jean. Personally like these better, they are snug in the right places!
College Cheetah Crop Top
For all links click on pics! Until next time,
2. Four way stretch pants AA, 3. Belt mango, 4.Shoes old steve madden dejavu
Hello everybody just a quick post, I haven’t been posting in a while and alot of things have happened since my last post. Basically we had a death in the family and all I can say is that things seem to lose their meaning
when it comes to everyday things such as blogging. Anyways this is a old photo but something that I still wear now.
As you probably know I have almost all the colors of the aa pants! I think I might be tired out of them for now because
I haven’t been wearing them. Anyways hope you enjoy the look, click on the pic to be find the links.