Latest & Greatest from Little Ol’ Me

More than halfway through 2017. Absolutely nothing has gone as planned…and I am truly the happiest I’ve ever been. There’s a saying that says, “everything happens for a reason” and quite frankly, I’ve been finding purpose behind every challenge I’ve face thus far, this year.

I took a short break from blogging, not because I wanted to (I love writing, sharing awesome experiences in cute outfits I mean, common…what girl doesn’t) but because I have been focused on much bigger goals for myself and my future that I can’t share just yet – but will very shortly love to!

One positive thing I will share is an amazing opportunity that was presented to me by Naples Daily News (our Naples local newspaper) and USA Today. On MONDAY August 28th, I will be sharing all that can be done in Naples, FL with only $100. This is going to be great exposure for me, and I am truly honored and beyond thankful that I was selected for such a great project.

On the other hand, now that summer is coming to an end, I wanted to share the last blog post I was SUPPOSED to be sharing until my life really got hectic. I haven’t even shared any of my Mexico trip details, I was there for nearly 2 weeks!

This was shot in one of my favorite places in Miami, The Design District. Fashion is art, so I was happy to hear all of the great feedback when I was walking around to take photos. I’m glad other people notice I have an eye for things! I paired this funky, back & white Victoria Beckham skirt with a bikini top.

Trust me, you would have been in a bathing suit it was SO hot! This is a typical Miami pool party ootd. Gals usually like to add some style even though they will be poolside, which I love! The whole shabang, hair, make-up & heels.

I have so much more to share! Please follow me on Instagram to be up to date with the latest and greatest going on in my little world! God bless you all ❤

Tropical State of Mind ☀️

I have two words for you. ZAH-RAH. Zara, that is.

The truth is, I have been waiting MONTHS to share this outfit with you guys! I bought this set in Miami and had even attempted to do my shoot on it 3x. Why that was the case, most definitely the weather. So I decided on shooting in Miami’s Design District to show you some hot spots for shots!

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My favorite thing about Miami is the tropical style, look and feel in my ootd’s. Especially in the summer. That’s why I always stop by Zara to check in on their latest styles. Their prints, cuts and fit is known to look great on everyone.

Miami’s Design District is filled with sleek-modern art from the buildings to the parking garages. As a matter of fact, see this cool background behind me? Its actually a parking garage, one of the dopest, may I add. Its blue on the inside, and GOLD on the outside.

You’d be surprised with the amount of spots you’ll find in the Design District. I can’t wait to go back! Until then,

Peace, love & blessings,

Mo

Rainy Day Outfit: Tomboy Edition

Incase you haven’t heard, its been raining cats and dogs in Florida lately. Gray and gloomy skies often affect our moods and even our sense of style for the day. I like to take advantage of rainy days in sporty/tomboy-ish attire.

Believe it or not, ever since I was a little girl…my dad always encouraged my sisters and I to play sports, anything from soccer, beach soccer, volleyball and running. I think thats why I (low-key) still enjoy dressing down.

 

The Tomboy Rainy Day OOTD:

Black leggings are your starting point. Tights or workout pants? No one will ever know. Since I live in Florida, and since we’re days away from “officially” summer, we’re bound to hit some pretty high temperatures. You can find me in a sports bra and a cotton workout shirt. This one in particular was about $15 from Old Navy! They have the CUTEST workout apparel.

I’ve been quite the sneaker head lately. I love the on-the-go state of mind and feeling. I especially hate the feeling of my feet wet in the middle of the day, so its always wise to wear anything but flip-flops. You may also be wondering, if you live in Florida, why are you wearing a jacket? Hello, the rain! 🙂 Be sure to have a jacket with a hoodie. Camo jackets are my absolute fav! They add so much texture to your outfit.

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Dressing athletic has always been a preference of mine. I like the empowering feeling of getting things done that it gives me. Rain or shine.

I love knowing that although I’m a girly-girl, I have this other side to me that many people don’t know of. Which I love! If you’re the same, embrace it. Wanna know why? Because it just means we have the best of both worlds embedded IN us! Badass, and sweet.

So thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post and this outfit. If you’re not already following in me on Instagram, follow me here!

Peace, love and light, always.

Mo

Cute Christmas Sweaters

Christmas time is for work holiday parties, pajamas on Christmas morning and ugly sweater parties. We held our 2nd annual ugly Christmas dewater/white elephant party and it was a blast! However, incase you didn’t know…its okay to wear something cute rather than ugly.

This cute little penguin sweater was found at Forever 21 ($25) and is definitely made to keep you warm. Living in the Sunshine State means this sweater was not meant to be kept on all night which is exactly what happened. I paired it with rose gold striped jeans from Neiman Marcus at 80% off and some metallic chunky heels from H&M ($35)

I wanted to share a bit of our night with you – this DIY “backdrop” was made from wrapping paper! Although I should have been a bit more considerate to acknowledge there would be more than one person positioned in front of it as well as the fact there are many out there way taller than I…next time, next time.

My friends and family had the greatest time with the white elephant exchange, dancing (suavemente style), having “Photo Booth” fun, eating good and enjoy a nice old glass of wine, beer, rosé and champagne…or two 🙂 Check out my crew!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and continue to be festive while you can!

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Peace, love & blessings.

Thanksgiving Day Outfit

If you’re wondering what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner this year, I put an outfit together just for you.

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Now, I live in Florida but I’m assuming most people will be having dinner indoors. I chose neutral colors, which are super appropriate for fall.

These brown suede bell bottoms were bought for $30 at Forever 21. Any bottoms, whether a skirt or dress in this brown suede texture looks beautiful for this Holiday.

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I paired the suede pants with a metallic polyester tank from Zara ($20) These mixed fabrics go along perfectly  and look divine, for a last minute outfit idea.

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In case you were not aware, suede gives you a very stretchy and comfortable feel – similar to yoga pants. So do not be afraid to fill that belly this Thanksgiving! Trust me, I’ve passed the test and you have nothing to worry about 🙂

I would love to know and see what you decided to wear! So feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Follow me on Instagram: monicapramos_ to get the inside scoop on a Mexican Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and you’re family a great Thanksgiving!

Until next time,

Peace, love and blessings.

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How To Wear a Bomber Jacket

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You have to agree with me when I say all women love fall, mainly for the extra layers that are appropriate to spice up your wardrobe. No, I did not say pumpkin spice latte – focus!

A personal favorite piece of mine is the BOMBER JACKET. It gives a sporty and street style look that can be worn over your work out clothes or even a night out like I did. This one, in specific is by American Eagle ($70) – I actually got mine 40% off my shopping at Miromar Outlets.

I’ve wore it to a music festival, a casual Saturday morning and of course, happy hour! Thats the beauty of bomber jackets – they are appropriate to be worn for pretty much any occasion. Even a dress!

The rest of my #ootn is all from Miromar Outlets as well – where EVERY item purchased was on sale. For example, see these cropped jeggings I have on? Originally $50 – well, I got them 40% off. This Banana Republic velvet cami I’m wearing originally $68 had 50% off because I shopped at Banana’s Factory store. The bomber jacket could be considered a fun accessory to pair with just about anything you decide to wear for that day or night.

I’d love to know how you decide to wear yours! Feel free to use any of these photos as a guide. Follow my IG (monicapramos_) to see what I’ll be working on next 🙂 Now…off to Happy hour! Cheers!

 

 

 

Colors of Fall

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Everyone’s favorite time of the year is here – Fall! At least, it is for women…and we all know why. The fashion, duh! Orange is the PERFECT fall color.

This gorgeous pumpkin-orange dress is from Bebe Outlets ($30) which can only be purchased at Miromar Outlets in the SWFL area. I was initially drawn by the color, then captivated by the light-weight fabric, perfect to be worn outdoors.

Regardless of places like Florida, where it is paradise 365 days a year – we still like to participate in seasonal trends and colors. We don’t have leaves falling and transitioning into the beautiful autumn colors we all adore and are admittedly jealous of (because they’d be awesome for photos) or the necessity to start wearing oversized sweaters, just yet. What we do have, however, are the most breathtaking sunsets year round and a wardrobe to go along with it.

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I wore this dress to an event I attended called #CravingFashion held at Waterside Shops in Naples, FL to benefit United Way of Collier County and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. When you mix fashion and helping the community for a great cause, its always a win-win. Such a great event, with great food too!

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Hope you enjoyed this post! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this post. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram: monicapramos_ where I share BTS to great events like this!

As always – peace, love & blessings.

Xox0 – Mo

HOMECOMING LOOKBOOK

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I’d like to start off by saying all of these (6) GORGEOUS dresses were purchased at Miromar Outlets with only $200…TOTAL! The deals they have here are SUREAL on name brand buys for anyone in the family and is my personal gem for shopping. Let’s not even get started with their Black Friday deals…

As my second lookbook, I decided to work on a homecoming theme. In hopes it’d be helpful for high school and college students attending this year.I attempted to select a variety of different trends – keeping in mind not everyone has the same style as myself.

So, without further ado…

GLAM ROCK

This Whyte Eyelash dress from Bloomingdales ($60) would typically be the furthest from my personal preference…or so I thought! I thought it turned out super cute and I LOVED the fit. The strapless dress had a very feminine yet cute, adorned with metallic studs for extra touch. This could be worn by anyone, especially if you have an edgy sense of style.

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LBD

You can never go wrong with a little black dress. I found this fabulous find which is my personal favorite at Papaya ($25) I especially love the neckline and how comfortable the dress was. Definitely would wear this more than once!

ASYMMETRIC BANDAGE DRESS

This olive green dress was also purchased at Papaya ($23) I actually have one exactly like this in black that I paid over 4x the price for…talk about looks for less!

The Flirty Dress

I’m obsessed with the ruffles on this dress. I am a neutral tones type of gal and this pale pink color is to die for. Also purchased at Bloomingdales ($50) I would wear this dress to homecoming, dinner, church or an event!

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Did you catch the title on this dress? Am I right?! I’ve noticed this style is trending in bigger cities like L.A and Miami…but guess who found the look just in time for homecoming? This look is super classy and sexy with the most beautiful cuts! How often do you find a dress like this…hardly ever.

RED LACE DRESS

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This detailed red lace dress was found at Papaya ($25) That’s the fourth dress I bought from Papaya…it’s obviously my go-to store for more affordable trending looks. This dress stands out the most – it could be because of the color…or its intricacy, or both.

Over the years, I’ve realized homecoming dresses are a lot more versatile and can be worn more than once, as opposed to the traditional $200-$300 bedazzled dress that can only be worn once – like I did. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the dress…but I was probably the only one wearing a dress that could never be worn again. On top of that, my homecoming dress was borrowed by a good friend of mine!

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I hope you found these looks to be helpful – I cannot tell you how thankful I am that I was able to find these type of unique dresses that can only be found at Miromar Outlets, in the SWFL area. Besides their amazing deals, the outlet mall is absolutely beautiful. Filled with dining, shops and so much more. Here are my favorite stores:

  1. Bloomingdales
  2. BCBG
  3. Papaya
  4. Bebe
  5. Banana Republic
  6. J. Crew
  7. Nike
  8. Reebok
  9. Saks
  10. Neiman Marcus

Let me know what you think, I’d love to know what you thought about this post and more importantly…what you wore! I hope you have a grand old time, in style.

Until next time,

Peace, love and blessings.

 

Labor Day Weekend in NYC

NYC – The City of Dreams and my absolute favorite place on earth thus far. I went during Labor Day Weekend for a wedding and had the grandest time. This was quite an action packed weekend, I’m surprised how much we got done in SUCH little time.

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I hope you enjoyed these pictures! I’ve been to NYC about 5 times, but I’ve never seen the NYC skyline from Jersey…absolutely stunning! I attended my first Indian wedding which will be unforgettable – not a detail went unnoticed. Here’s what I did summed up:

  1. Grand Central Terminal
  2. Charging Bull on Wall Street
  3. Wallstreet
  4. Central Park
  5. Belvedere’s Castle in Central Park
  6. The Met
  7. Cruised around LIC
  8. Cruised around Jersey City
  9. Ground Zero
  10. Battery Park
  11. Chelsea Market
  12. The High Line
  13. Soho
  14. Brooklyn
  15. And, Chorizo at Chipotle!

Truly an unforgettable weekend. I love NY, and the people of NY. Always moving at 100 mph and never stopping. I think that’s why I love this city so much. It was very hard to post everything, so next time I go somewhere make sure to follow me on IG: monicapramos_ Questions about what I wore! Ask in the comment section below!

Hope you enjoyed this travel post, everyone!

Xoxo

 

Back To School Lookbook

IMG_2053It’s that time of the year again! I decided to put my first lookbook together in honor of back to school. I’m very excited to share this with you! All of these looks express my personal style of how I would go to school, depending on my mood of course.

I present: The TomboyThe Girly Girl, the bohemian, and The Girl Next Door look.

Whenever you’re in a sporty mood, kicks are where you want to start with putting your outfit together. The red camo Nikes gave my tomboy look an edgy feel ($50). I wore a black F21 turtleneck crop top ($15) and paired it with these H&M olive pants ($20). I added a F21 jean jacket ($30) and a Herschel backpack ($40). I would wear something like this on a day where I’m not wanting so spend a lot of time on how I look.

I know what you’re thinking…that font reminds me of PLL (Pretty Little Liars) Lol, I promise it was not on purpose. I love me a good ole’ casual dress with a great cut…you know – the kind of dress that makes you feel comfortable yet beautiful. This is an everyday outfit that can be completed by simply adding a statement necklace.

For days when you are wanting to look cute, but not feeling like putting much effort into (which is how I feel almost EVERY day) – go with an oversized shirt. Works WONDERS. I’m aware classrooms are almost always cold – hence the scarf.If I could describe this look in one word…effortless.

The one girl who everyone admires for her modesty. I wore my favorite smoky black jeans from Zara ($40) a scarlet colored casual tank, an olive army jacket and some tan wedges. This is also appropriate for a casual college night out, or even Sunday brunch.

I can relate my personality to each of these different looks, as I’m sure you can too! Working full time and going to school part-time can be a struggle, so I 100% understand how spending hours on getting ready might not be a priority.  I hope these looks were helpful to put something quick and cute together! If you’re in school whether its middle school, high school, or college I wish you a great semester. Just don’t focus too much on getting an A+ on your style…get them grade A’s in formation!

Stay Tuned for my Labor Day Weekend Outfit post next! And also, my NYC lookbook! I’ll be traveling to the big apple tomorrow so be sure to follow me on the gram, snap, etc.

Thank you for reading. Until next time…peace love & blessings.

-Mo