All posts tagged: Top Stories

Yellow Bow

Have you ever had an item of clothing that you’ve had for long time and just can’t seem to let go? Thats what I’m going through more than ever now.  I call it deniably-hoarding. I see all my items of clothing as a treasure, like a hunter catching its “prize” I too hang my clothing in a specific way: color coordinating, texture season.  All my items have been bought from the local Forever 21 to small unknown boutiques, and my favorite Thrift stores.  Its my world, at the end I want to be able to say “I’ve Hoarded the World.”  Each single item of clothing in this outfit is 3 or more years old and my gorgeous Oxfords are the first big fashion brand that I have owned…they call him Marc Jacobs.

Fall in LA

My love hate relationship with LA continues.  I love that I am able to practically wear anything anytime of year.  The fashion rule of not wearing white is thrown out the window. Why you ask, well because its hot! White is associated with cool weather. Being a Cali girl the weather is very mysterious.  Some days are very hot and some are a bit cooler.  With that reason we can get away with being a bit rebellious and wear shorts with our Doc. Martens during fall or wearing a summer dress with closed toed heels. The Down fall of my dear Cali weather is that I can not really wear gorgeous coats while sipping on a hot pumpkin latte to keep warm or enjoy a white Christmas, but I am content it.  This gives me an excuse to travel outside of the LA area this fall/winter.

Apple Picking

To kick of fall (I know I am fashionably late to the party) I wanted to embrace the changing weather by heading with my Love to Los Rios Rancho for some good ol’ apple picking.  Let me start by saying yes it is awesome to pick apples; some of my coworkers think it’s lame, but I pay no attention to the little people.  I love that I am able to get out of the city away from the routine and just enjoy the beautiful weather outside.  All the red, oranges, and yellow gorgeous colors that are starting to show paint a perfect representation of a Monet  painting.  The cherry on top of this mini road trip was having a caramel apple. I am not going to lie this will probably top my list of favorite dessert.  Last year I had this glorious dessert and this year it did not disappoint, it was actually even better.  I think it has to do with my strict meal plan, that I do through out the week.  I don’t even mind that I …

California Girl

The number one thing I love about living in Southern California is the variety of beaches that are just a car ride away.  Besides the great weather year round, Southern Cali has the best destinations for mini vacations.  This past weekend I visited Manhattan Beach with my love and for the first time in a while  I was able to relax and enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the sounds of happy children playing on the beach.  Thanks to this day now I’m sporting a cute little tan.  By the way I never thought in my life that I would be able to rock a bathing suit the journey of fitness goal is very difficult, but I will not quit.  Second month in with just simply following a good diet and good exercise routines, I can’t wait for the upcoming months. I hope you all enjoy your weekend! XOXO, Charms of Penny

Road Trip-Day One

As soon as summer hits, the first thoughts that come to mind is: what places am I going to discover and of course fun in the sun.  This past weekend my cousins and I decided to take a road trip to Solvang.  It is the first time that my sister, cousins, and I take a vacation together.  The memories and laughs is something that we will forever remember.  Of course the all time girl summer song is playing in my head as I type this post

Rosalina Suarez Photography

{Dress: Ay Que Vintage, Accessories: Forever 21}   I aways imagined where I wanted my blog to go as time went by I imagined that it would turn into  whimsical photographs  that were able to transport people into my adventures and locations. This weekend I got together with my cousin who is a photographer and owns her business in the photography field: Rosalina Suarez Photography.  She and I decided to have a small shoot between the break that we had during the wedding that we photographed the past weekend.  Which comes to a reminder that I have news for you guys.  As of now I dont know if you’ve noticed, but I haven’t been posting as often because I have taken up another challenge and got the opportunity to work for Rosa (my cousin) in her wedding or special events.   She is very talented photographer and her skills are undeniably artistic I love that I am able to work with another person who shares the same passions as me. I see summer as the time where …

Spontaneous is my Middle Name

  {TJ Maxx Dress, Steve Madden Gladiator Sandals, Forever 21 hat and accessories, Buffalo Exchange Bag} The word spontaneous accelerates my blood.   That and the word trip.  This past weekend my boyfriend and I decided to visit our love nest.  It is a place that was currently hit with tragedy and it saddened our heart that Santa Barbara was struck with such travesty.  It is a place that is filled with peacefulness and the news did not hit us until we were already driving to visit our “home” We tried not to think of what had occurred on the past days and our prayers do go out to the families of the victims. Everything about this trip was spontaneous.  From deciding to take our dear Penny for the first time on our small road trip to riding on the coast of Santa Barbara with Penny inside the basket.  I loved everything about it and this day will be marked in my heart forever.  

Love Street

{Dress: Forever 21 Love 21, Jewelry Forever 21, Sandal: Tjmaxx, Bag: Ay Que Vintage} The Venice Canals was a place that I have been dying to see.  I couldn’t help having in mind James Morrison walking through those canals and writing the best lyrics for the Doors.  It was a peaceful afternoon and yes ladies and gents the dress was very comfortable. I believe in comfort in fashion, besides looking great and expressing yourself through your fashion I believe in comfort, so this dress made me very happy. I am in love with the patterns, the colors, and the way it fit like a glove. The dress is boho chic the perfect companion to my dress was the purse it reminded me of a beautiful earth stone.      

Viva Mexico

{Thrift Store white ruffled shirt, High rise shorts from TJ Maxx, Accesories Forever21 and Buffalo Exchange, Shoes Tj Maxx} Today we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, it is a celebration that is very misunderstood.  it is not time to drink up and to Mexican’s in Mexico it is not the true day celebrate the day of Mexico’s independence from France.  Mexico’s Independence is on September 16, Cinco de Mayo is the first battle Mexico won against France. I love my culture and very proud of where I was born.  I love the stories of Pancho Villa and knowing that Frida Kahlo shares my heritage is something that I am very proud of.  My outfit is a small glimpse of Frida Kahlo’s fashion, she was a true inspiration.  The bright colors, the ethnic patterns, and hair style is something I wanted to focus on I wanted it to look very similar to Frida Kahlo.   

When Life Gives You Lemons

{Dress Buffalo Exchange, Heels JCpenny, Hat and accessories Forever 21} Moving forward from the bad luck I had last week is something that I am slowly learning to get over.  From last week’s dreadful accounting test to getting sick, and the cherry on top: getting my car towed away in the mix of other things.  I learned to look at situations from a different perspective.  Things happen for a reason and even though we try to live life perfectly things will happen that are out of our control.  If we didn’t encounter problems then life would not be interesting.  In this city that I love I have to learn to grow tough, specially being a Mexican woman.  Bring on the lemons and salt because I need to make Margaritas. This dress was a perfect representation of how i was thinking of my situations.  When life gets tough bring on your best outfit forward because even though life is not going your way.  A great outfit will boost confidence and bring on a smile. Ladies and gents I …