Thursday, October 4, 2012

Why Blog?

In a world where there are tons and tons of bloggers, I sometimes wonder why I blog? There are sooo many fashion bloggers, so what makes me so diferente (different). What sparks me to keep posting and writing? Que es lo que les gusta tanto a ustedes (And what is it that you guys love so much), what makes you come back?

After some reflection, I realized that though my blog is predominately about attainable fashions, what I wore, travel journeys and style tips, I also like to think that I inspire in one way or another. Soy orgullosa de ser una Latina que es parte la generacion que habla en Espanol y en Ingles a la misma ves (I am proud to be a Latina of this generation that speaks in English and in Spanish, at the same time), hence the Spanglish style blogging.  I believe in God, in goodness, in love, in treating people the way you want to be treated, in believing in yourself above all things and in never ever giving up, ever. 
I am living proof that when you are told you can't, you actually can. 

To quote my boo, Adrienne Bailon, "I am a Puerto RiCAN not a Puerto RiCANT." 
(And Peruvian. LOL)

Life Lesson of the Day: 
A los 6 o 7 anos (At the age of 6 or 7), I was told I would never be able to swim. I went home and cried and cried. How was I going to enjoy summer camp, if I could't enjoy the pool? I went back the next day motivated to learn. I wanted to learn anything about being able to simple stay above water. Doggie paddle. Floating. Whatever. After trying and trying, again and again, I perfected the side stroke and then took on the back stroke and so on. 

After becoming a Mermaid, si, como Splash (Yes like Splash). I ended up being on the high school swim team and getting a job lifeguarding throughout my high school and college careers.
LAUGH IN THEIR FACE, I say.

Now as an adult, I wonder, what if I would have listened to those "you will nevers" or "you cant's"? What then?  Would my heart ever have known how much it Loves and Needs the water? The beach, pools, lakes, water sports and anything that requires "staying afloat"?

In life, like in the water, the ability to stay afloat starts with the desire to Live. 
Keep doggie paddling my lil RoxStars.  



Now to what I love and know, Fashion. 
We went to dinner with my good friend Jackie not too long ago.  She is my NYC go to mature mind. One of the classiest, trendiest and sweetest women I know.  Durante (During) dinner she reminded me of how much she loved my blog, my style and how she looks forward to getting emails with post updates. She has no idea that what she did in that moment was spark a flame under my a$$.  Her words, as many of your words/ emails have done from time to time, reminded me that I deserve to be here. I am good at what I do. I have worked in the fashion industry for over 10 years not only because I love it, but because I am good at it.  

I can't sing like Adele or bailar como (dance like) Jlo (well, that depends on what song is playing, LOL), but I CAN help them both find amazing looks for street and stage. 

Your talents are what you make them, don't let anyone define them for you. 






Detalles: F21 jeans circa 2009 and Zebra top, Cole Haan strappy's, handbag and sunnies, H&M collar, C Wonder earrings.





I love this woman so much. Where is Jackie's Fab collar from you may ask? Anthroplogie.

Besito, 
Rox

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