Birthday . . .

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(Blazer: Zara, Top: Zara (obsessed with those tops!), Jeggings: Nasty Gal, Sperry: Nordstrom’s Rack, Braceletes: H&M, NastyGal, ArkiJewelry, Rings: JewelMint, Nordstrom’s Rack, H&M)

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Edgy meets feminine outfit of the day

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I’ve been experimenting with different trends lately. There are some trends out there that I don’t necessarily love, but for the sake of change, I try to give them a shot. I fell in love with this sheer maxi skirt. Although, I usually stay away from maxi and flowy skirts [I am short], this one caught my attention. I absolutely love leopard print, and I lately haven’t given it any attention. I wanted to make-up with it today and wear it out!

Here are the details:
Top from H&M, leather jacket from Forever21, flats from TJMaxx, belt from Forever21, skirt from Lulu’s, chains from Arki Jewelry, bracelet from Target, ring from Hautelook.

Mid Way Through Outfit of the Day

It is Wednesday everybody! What that means? The weekend is two days away 🙂

Since these posts seem to be the most popular, I decided to share my outfit with you for the second day in the row. Disclaimer: the skirt might be too short for such a “conservative” environment, but I am still in my twenties and eventually, one day, the co-workers around me will either get used to it, or even retire! Having a huge age gap, between co-workers, creates such a difficulty especially when it comes to fashion. Anyways, here is what I wore to work today:

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Bag from Asos.com, Bracelets from H&M, Blanc Bomb Ring by JewelMint, Chain from my Etsy Store, Coat from a small Boutique, Cardigan from Forever21, Top from UrbanOutfitters, Skirt from UrbanOutfitters, Flats from TJMaxx.

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Happy Wednesday!

Arki

Indulge Yourself in Sweetness..

Last weekend, I hosted a spa party for my girls. A skin analyst specialist was there featuring an amazing machine that analyzes up to three layers of the skin. Through that machine, you get to know your skin better, learn where your trouble spots are, get educated on their condition, and get help and recommendations for treating them.

Many of the girls learn that their skin wasn’t actually the type they’ve always thought it was. For example, my sister had always the impression that her skin was oily to combination. However, it turned out that her skin is Normal to dry! They were all impressed with the machine and the products that were promoted. A few things I love about their products: they are all natural, cruelty free, work amazingly, and are made in the United States. [I will have more in depth review on the products]

One tip I need to share with you here is, Please Use Sunscreen Every Day of Your Life! This small step can save you so much in the future. Sunscreen now = Less Wrinkles in the future. Trust me!

Other than impressing my guests with the special facial treatments, they were all in love with the other treats. Dessert. Something you need to know about me is that I absolutely LOVE Red Velvet! That weekend was the one following Valentine’s Day, so what a better way to celebrate than having Red Velvet treats everywhere?

I love decorating; therefore, I enjoyed making a cute display out of those delicious treats. I got so many compliments on the dessert and the food. It always feels good when you leave a great impression on others. These little things make you, and the others around you, so Happy.

The menu was:

Red Velvet mini cups

Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate

Pink Champagne

Vitamin Shots

Avocado Cherry Tomato Salad

Caesar Salad

Margarita Pizza

Wings

[My family owns a few pizzerias; therefore, our guests always request having pizza and wings at our parties, because they are that delicious]

The day went by fast and everyone enjoyed their time. It was great having the girls over. I haven’t hung out with them since my wedding. We had a fantastic day together and hopefully will be planning another get together soon.

Seriously, what’s a better day than relaxing, sipping champagne, and indulging in deliciousness?

I cannot get over the Red Velvet!

ArKI

Meeting the President

Monday the 19th of February, businesses and schools were all closed celebrating the United States’ President’s Day. I moved to the U.S. seven years ago; therefore, I am not a native to this country and I do not know a lot about its history.

The hubby has a friend who is fascinating. He is basically an open history encyclopedia! History is his passion. His knowledge does not stop to the history of the U.S., but it stretches out to the other side of the world, to the side I came from.

Since we live in Virginia, we thought it would be a great opportunity to go with him to Mt. Vernon and visit George Washington’s house, especially when its free to get in on that day. I have never been there, and I do not know much about G.W. except that he was the first president of the U.S.

Early in the morning

Our field trip started early on Monday morning, before it got crowded in Mt. Vernon. We were accompanied with a couple other friends of the hubby. Since we are in mid February, you can imagine how cold it is in VA in the mornings. It was so cold that I felt like my nose and ears were going to fall off while we were waiting for them to open the gate. The gate opened at 8 a.m. and we immediately started walking towards G.W.’s house. We did the house tour, which was very interesting. We were in the same rooms, walked through the hallways this man walked, and touched the stair rails he touched hundreds of years ago! They explained that everything in the house was original, even the vivid green pain that most of the rooms were painted with. Did you know that the color green was a symbol of wealth during that time?

G.W. Porch

A few hours later, the weather turned out to be gorgeous. We enjoyed walking around his land, through the forest trails, and beside the Potomac River. We saw such gorgeous scenery and enjoyed learning about G.W.

The dock of Mt. Vernon

I definitely recommend visiting Mt. Vernon especially on a nice day!

View of the Potomac River

It is such a beautiful place to visit. We had a great time with the friends and learned a lot. It sure makes a huge difference when you have a friend full of knowledge. We will definitely make another trip to Mt. Vernon in the future!

 

Roasting a chicken with Thyme and Rosemarie.

 

I hope you enjoyed the few pictures I took to document the beauty of that place.

 

ArKi

 

Outfit of the Day

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Its Wednesday and the weekend is almost here! Today I was in the fun and bright mood and this outfit was the outcome:
Faux fur vest from Forever21, Lime Yellow Green shirt from Forever21, black dressy pants from Express, leopard pointed toe heels from TJ Maxx, chain necklace from Arki Jewelry on Etsy, bracelet from Target, Huge love knot earrings from Asos, stackable pyramid rings from Shop Akira, and large clutch bag from Urban Outfitters.

Happy Wednesday loves,
ArKi

Outfit Of The Day

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It’s casual Friday and here’s what I wore to work today:
. Pink Blouse from NastyGaL
. Dark blue Jeans from Forever21
. Grey suede boots from Nordstrom’s Rack
. Snake earrings from UrbanOutfitters
. Zaina the Mati Rosary from my Etsy’s shop.
. Neon Orange nail polish from UrbanOutfitters

Xoxo