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!

TROPICAL

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

Summer’s Go-To Trend: Rompers

Happy June! We have OFFICIALLY made it to halfway through the year, guys… The start to every new month gives me the best feeling about pretty much everything except Florida’s heat. That’s why you can find me in cotton made rompers at anytime I’m not at work.

Rompers are my FAVORITE because you can wear it to the beach as a cover-up, on a Saturday afternoon and even at night! Florida plays no games when it comes to heat and humidity which is why I chose this one by Forever 21. Its lightweight, sleeveless and has a striped print that never goes out of style – did I mention, comfortable? Wearing white is also always a good idea during summertime because it helps keeps you cool.

This month for me is a time for lots of planning. I have a few trips this summer/fall and I am very excited to share them with you all, so follow my Instagram @monicapramos_

Talk to you all soon!

Xoxo,

Mo

Spring’s Must Have: Florals, Cold Shoulder’s & Ruffles

Runways at Spring Fashion Week this year were an uproar of floral prints, dreamy pastel shades, layered with ruffles and topped off with a cold shoulder cut. That’s precisely what this jumpsuit has going on.

Let me start my welcoming you to my page and mentioning that jumpsuit’s are for everyone no matter your height or body shape . They just look so flattering. My personal take on jumpsuit’s is that it is a statement to the world that, “Yes, I take my appearance seriously, but let’s make it simple…and comfortable.” All that requires is a good print a good cut and of course, some ruffles.

This particular jumpsuit is designed by J by J.O.A and was a gem found at Target. I can’t tell you how I lit up when I laid my eyes on it. Now, when looking for the link…after not finding it, my first thought is that Target is sold out – I was only able to find the link to a floral dress with the same print, here. I did a little digging and found another design in the same print on Revolve, here.

I am so upset to not have the exact link, I had so many compliments on this find! So sorry guys, I let you all down. You can always follow me on Instagram, HERE to follow my hunt for styles, though! See you there 🙂

Xoxo

Mo

 

Bloom, baby bloom!

“SPRING: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be…”

How’s 2017 going for you so far – everything running smooth and as planned? If so, I congratulate you! Sticking to a resolution is not easy, or change for that matter. That hasn’t really been the case for me and I think its important for me to keep my supporters in the loop of not only my triumphs but my downfalls and how I overcome life’s setbacks.

As many of you may understand, maintaining a social media presence is WORK -especially being a content creator in the online world. Being a blogger, it almost feels as if you’re expected to come up with fresh new ideas to share on a daily…thats just the business of it. HOWEVER… life happens, stuff comes up and not everything may go as planned. Unfortunately, moments like these for many of us result in being discouraged, unmotivated and feeling like you fell off the wagon.

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” 

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. From a breakup,  experiencing a terrible eye opening situation at my previous employer to finally finding a better opportunity for my career all in first quarter…this year has been no walk in the park by any means.

I’ve done a lot of letting go of negative situations in my life lately which is why this stressful period has touched me so deeply. Here’s what I have learned so far this year:

  1. I realized that a successful relationship requires equal effort on both behalf’s. You can’t have someone love you more than you love them because thats being unfair to them and vice versa. When two people give effortlessly without expecting back, that’s when there is something special and one of a kind. Giving is such a wonderful thing, especially when it comes to a significant other…not sure why nowadays its all about being selfish and only thinking about “me, me, and me.” So, loving oneself sometimes means that if that is not returned, when given, its time to walk and not look back.
  2. (It is not easy to say this, because I know how certain things to share online are touchy subjects…but this particular issue would not be tolerated by anyone) no job on earth is worth having when you are mistreated, deceived and humiliated. It’s sad to say that women in the workplace to this day still feel like their voice can’t be heard even when seeking to resolve a problem effecting others. That was another negative I didn’t think twice to let go of.
  3. The only hope to look forward to is knowing something good always comes out of a a setback. I found a great opportunity that opened its doors to me, a PR and marketing firm that will help me learn and grow as a blogger.

I am not ashamed to express what I’m going through, because I care far more about my story inspiring or encouraging someone else. Besides, if you’re here to judge what are you doing here anyway.

“Wherever life takes you, bloom with grace.”

During this time, what helps to pick myself up is to think about what I’ve accomplished so far and what my next steps will be towards my goals. I give myself many, many, many pep-talks and tend to write a lot more often. It is then when I take a step back, observe and come up with the best approach to a situation.

What helps me a lot, is to take time off social media, spend quality time with friends and family, and travel! I love going to the other coast to Miami even if its just for the day – one of my favorite spots is the Wynwood Art District. I love art, photography, fashion and to be around such an area with such inspiration always motivates me.

Since its springtime in Florida, I like to stick to rompers. They’re effortless, cute, and comfortable! I found this one by MinkPink at Saks Off Fifth at Miramar Outlets (my favorite outlet mall in Florida!)

I know this post has been probably my longest, so I’ll leave you with this:  Finding the beauty in adversity is a beautiful thing. Bloom. Grow. Blossom. It’s your time to bloom. Be what YOU want to be…be with who YOU want to be…and most of all, be happy because life is unexpected.

Love you guys!!

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Stripes & Spring: Miami Design District Edition 

Springs are for new beginnings including new places to go and new things to see! I’m here to share the amazing wall I found in Miami’s Design District.

Living in the sunshine state (Florida) it is hot 90% of the time so I was excited to try on a new spring piece in Miami. I consider a perfect ootd to be the perfect mix of chic and comfort – this dress is a perfect example of that.

I was exploring the Design District and was so happy I was wearing something lightweight, flowy and effortless. Perfect for a day or night out during this time of year!

I found so many cool spots that I will be sharing over the next few weeks. If you’re interested in the exact location of this cool spot, keep reading I’ve put the location for you below.

On a personal level, I literally took a day off in the middle of the week to drive across the coast for a day of me time. Sometimes it is so necessary to take a break, put everything on hold and set some time aside for yourself to refocus on goals and priorities. I am going through some major life changes which I think are for the better.  So I leave you with this, “sometimes God forces us to bloom through hardships.” I believe the best in my life is yet to come! No matter how unclear a situation may seem,  good things happen when you work hard and stay humble. Always.

I hope you all enjoyed this post – please let me know if you visit this spot!

Xoxo, Mo

Shoes: Forever 21

Dress: Lucca

Purchased at : Saks on 5th

 

If you’re wondering about a great spot for photos in Miami, I recommend the Design District. It is not as known or popular as Wynwood yet but it very soon will be. Check out this super cool wall in the middle of no where!

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It’s exact location is on NW 40th St and N Miami Ave. Here’s a clip from my Insta story @monicapramos_

WEEKEND OUTFIT INSPO: SPRING EDITION

Hey y’all!

I was cleaning my closet out the other day and realized I had not done a blog post on my favorite bell bottom jeans I own, so I thought I’d put a weekend outfit together for you as some spring outfit inspo.

Let me start by sharing the amazing deal I got on these jeans…the store, The Limited, was closing down so everything had to go…I ended up getting these jeans that were originally $70 for 13 bucks. #WINNING

I have naturally long legs so I love wearing high waisted pants like this from time to time because it makes me look taller! Thats one benefit you’ll get. Also a pair of jeans like this have a great fit to compliment your body no matter what shape or size and are super comfortable and stretchy.

During springtime, something like this would be perfect to wear on weekends for brunch, a food festival or just to go shopping lol – I added a metallic cami from Zara (mixing different textures really makes a difference and brings your outfit to life) along with adding a few accessories like some sunnies and a bandana! Throw on some wedges and a cross body and you are all set!

This style is a little more casual which I prefer because its easy and takes no time whatsoever to put together. I’m sure anyone including yourself can throw something similar together by something you have in your closet right now.

Thats all she wrote!

On a personal note, I’ll leave you with this I put on one of my Instagram (@monicapramos_) captions the other day as something I definitely need to hear more of lately, hope it encourages you too:

 Life is all about pushing oneself to become the best possible version of ourselves. We have our down days, but there’s always more ahead. ALWAYS keep your attention there, make a plan and follow it. Tomorrow is a new day.

SPRING INTO DENIM

Jeans, denim, whatever you want to call them are a must have spring hue and a personal favorite of mine. No that we’ve put our winter clothes away (some of us) There’s just so much of our wardrobe to play with!

You would think I would be wearing blue jeans in this post but thats exactly what I’m talking about…the possibilities are endless! You have denim skirts, denim dresses, denim on denim even. So go ahead and demin away – there’s no such thins as too much. Just don’t be full on dressed in jeans from head to toes including shoes and accessories – thats a no no.

I’m wearing a long-sleeve from American Eagle and my favorite jeans from none other but Zara. These jeans give the most amazing fit which makes your bum look nice and round along with the ultimate comfort it bring, plus they were $40! #winning.

A little secret of mine is this gem I found in my hometown Naples, FL of where I shot the most incredible photos on filled with white walls, tables and this staircase. Here is the exact address: 500 5th Ave S #528, Naples, FL 34102.

Follow me on Instagram @monicapramos_ for my day to day!

I’ll leave you today with this quote, relevant for me…hope it means something to you!

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly.” 

These words go out to the ones who are going through a tough time at the moment who may think there are no solutions to certain situations…not true! There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. 

 

YUMI KIM: #1 Designer Pieces for Spring 2017

For many of us, it is finally spring time! As for me in Sunnyville, FL…it’s either Spring or Summer year round. Okay okay, enough bragging and lets get on to how to dress this spring!
Did you enjoy the dress in my photos? The dress is designed by Yumi Kim which I first heard of at NYFW last month and fell in LOVE.
Its called the “Rush Hour” Maxi dress and is the PERFECT dress for spring and summer because it is a wrap dress thats perfect even for weddings or beach events! The details include a crossover with a deep v-neckline, a self-tie and adjustable spaghetti straps with the sexiest slit!
Now, this fabric is 100% silk so not only did I feel super skinny minnie when I wear it but I also have the ultimate comfort and freshness.
I always try to express my love for fashion as a form of expressing my confidence and to hopefully inspire others. This dress made me feel very pretty, and when someone looks feels good, it shows. That is why I encourage people to think a little deeper when it comes to their style.
“I breathe in confidence and breathe out all fear.”

On a personal note, I have been going through a major change in my life that has not been the easiest, and this blog has helped tremendously to keep my head up – I’m happy to say that I’m slowly but surely getting myself back up by returning to my kickboxing classes that I love so much. I would love to share my day to day with you on Instagram so please follow along! @monicapramos_
Until next time my loves!
Xo

 

Spring Trends: Striped Wrap Dresses

With the Spring months coming up, I wanted to share some upcoming trends for this season. Effortless and chic, this Southwestern-inspired wrap dress is styled with sun-faded stripes and a playful fringe-trimmed hem.

I live in Sunnyland, FL so I feel I’ve played with many different wardrobe changes that can work with Florida’s weather. Like this Didion Strip Wrap Dress by Tularosa ($178) which can be viewed on Shop Style here. If you live up north and are browsing around for some spring pieces, this is the perfect dress for vacationing in warmer weather – perfect for year round warm weather too!

Stay tuned for more posts on outfits similar to this – until next time dolls!

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