OOTD | New Year, Same Shoes

Happy 2016 lovelies!  It’s a New Year, but the same me. 😜  Went for a ‘kind of’ hike up Soledad Mountain in San Diego the other day.  I say ‘kind of’ because we drove to the top, then “hiked up” the set of stairs. 🙂 teehee

New Year OOTD

It was sweater weather.  The sun was out and the sky such a vibrant blue.  The view from the top of the mountain is incredible.  You can see the whole La Jolla coast.

Soledad Mountain

I wore my favorite studded booties in tan, a black and white plaid shirt, jeggings, and light grey pull-over.

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I love the ribbed texture of the pull-over. The material is so soft and warm.

Light grey pull over sweater

Jeggings and booties

In the spirit of the holidays, I went with a dark red polish.

I kept the accessories simple with a black Betsey Johnson bow ring and small black Marc Jacobs clutch.

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How did you celebrate the first day of the New Year?

Star cookie chocolate cupcake

XOXO

Atotonilco el Alto | Las Calles Compuestas, Jalisco, Mexico

“Las Calles Compuestas” is an annual tradition which celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception from November 30 to December 8 in Mexico.  Atotonilco el Alto is a province of Jalisco, Mexico, that is more famously known for this celebration.

Calles Compuestas Atotolinco

The literal translation of the name of the celebration is “Composed Streets”.  The origin of the name for this tradition stems from the fact that this feast is not just celebrated in churches or the city plaza, but instead in the city streets.

Calles Compuestas Yellow

Calles Compuestas Green

Each street is adorned with paper mache flowers and cloth overhead .

Calles Compuestas Upclose

Calles Compuestas Flowers

Calles Compuestas White

Music, food, drink, and fireworks are also used as part of the celebration.

Calles Compuestas Churros

Calles Compuestas Blue

Some of my relatives recently traveled to Mexico and were able to attend this celebration.  They were kind enough to share their photos so that I could share them with you.

Please feel free to ask any questions.  Hope you are having a great day. 🙂

XOXO

3-Day Quote Challenge | Day 3


Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman


 

Morning Coffee Phuket Thailand

Kamala Beach, Thailand


Do what makes you happy.


I was nominated by the lovely Rae from Pastel Carousel for the three day quote challenge. Pastel Carousel is a lovely lifestyle blog about family, fashion, and fun. 💕

XOXO

3-Day Quote Challenge | Day 2


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island, Thailand


Hope you are having a beautiful Tuesday.  Always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.


I was nominated by the lovely Rae from Pastel Carousel for the three day quote challenge. Pastel Carousel is a lovely lifestyle blog about family, fashion, and fun. 💕

XOXO

 

 

3-Day Quote Challenge | Day 1

 

 


Not all those who wander are lost.


 

Snorkeling in the Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle, Atlantic Ocean

 


This photo was taken while snorkeling with friends in the Bermuda Triangle.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be able to check this off my bucket list.  We ended up on a snorkeling excursion here purely by accident.  Because we were open to take a chance, and try something new.

Sometimes people ask me why I don’t spend more time at home.  Why, essentially, I travel so much.  My response – Wanderlust.

I travel to explore.  I travel to learn about life outside of my comfort zone.  To experience a life beyond myself.

I wander, not because I am lost, but because I want to experience the world.


I was nominated by the lovely Rae from Pastel Carousel for the three day quote challenge. Pastel Carousel is a lovely lifestyle blog about family, fashion, and fun. 💕

XOXO