My favorite go to look this summer is a dressier skirt with a t-shirt/sportswear. The best thing is that I can easily justify shopping for these since they're so versatile. They're technically an investment! At least that's what I keep telling myself. 


I can't say that I didn't know Tyson was going to propose because he did give me the chance to choose my ring. I had mentioned that if I was suppose to wear a ring for the rest of my life I wanted to make sure I could live with it for the rest of my life. He listened and took me ring shopping a few weeks before he was ready to propose. It took us a couple of days, but we finally found a ring that I look forward to wearing for the rest of my life, for its significance as well as its beauty.

I was afraid that because I got to choose my ring the proposal would be less momentous since it wouldn't be a surprise. However, Tyson planned it so thoughtfully that I got to have my "Oh my gosh!" moment after all.

I suspected he was going to propose on my birthday, which we had decided to celebrate by dinning out. We kick off the night at The Cruise Room, an original post prohibition bar inside the Oxford Hotel. Their Manhattan martini chased any nerves away and we were ready to celebrate by the time of our dinner reservation at ChoLon. To my surprise by the end of our meal he still hadn't proposed. I thought then that maybe he would do it during dessert, but when he declined the dessert menu all my suspicions vanished.

As we stepped out of the restaurant I wanted to take advantage of the evening sunlight and asked Tyson to take pictures for the blog. On cue, our friend Paul walks up to me holding his camera. I screamed his ears off anticipating getting to have my picture taken by him! Tyson had asked Paul to take pictures for the blog as a birthday present to me. We ended up walking to the Union Station area when suddenly...

I was so chocked I don't remember Tyson saying the words "marry me," but I do remember thinking he's on one knee holding a ring! say "yes!". The loud cheering from the crowd around us brought me back to the moment.

After crying my eyes out and wiping all my runny makeup off on poor Paul's shirt (which he had kindly offered), I was able to see the carriage in front of us. Tyson had arranged it to take us to an undisclosed destination. To keep me from obsessing over where we were going, Tyson handed me an iPad with a video montage to our song, "Hard To Concentrate" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers he had put together. It had short clips of all our close friends and relatives congratulating us on our engagement. Apparently they had know for weeks!

The final destination was El Latigo, a restaurant owned by an acquaintance of my dad's. It was heart warming to know my dad took part in the planning. He had arranged it so that Tyson and I could enjoy drinks and dessert on him. We sat there for a while, letting the night sink in over flan and mojitos.

8Pictures by Paul Wedlake

 I fell in love with Denver in 1990 when my family immigrated from Mexico. As a nine year old, I was only familiar with the concrete jungle of Mexico City and the actual jungle of of Veracruz, Denver was like nothing I had ever seen before. What stood out the most were the pointy roof houses with perfectly manicured lawns. More intriguing than snow was carpet! I thought it was strange that there was cloth on the floor. I'm still not used to that one, it seems so unhygienic.

Lately it seems that many other people are also falling in love with Denver, specially after Marijuana was legalized (which I'm sure is just a coincidence). Although the highways can be frustrating during rush hour, I get the sense that we are becoming a haven for artists. Walking around downtown Denver I feel surrounded by positive energy, and with almost every turn I see beautiful art. Below are just four pictures that I took. They don't cover all the beautiful things I saw, just the places I remembered to pull out my phone to picture.

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Going to the drive in theater is one of my top favorite things to do during the summer. Unlike a typical movie theater that cramps everyone into one room, the drive in is like a big camp out. If you're a talker you can do so freely without disturbing others because you're in the privacy of you own car. Vise versa, you're not disturbed by side conversations or crying babies. Even if you prefer to enjoy the movie al fresco on a lawn chair, there is enough space between you and your neighbor to maintain privacy. Not to mention the money you can save. Admission is cheaper than a regular movie theater, you get to watch 3 movies for the prize of one, and children are free.

The wait for it to get dark is just as fun as the movie itself; maybe funner? My boyfriend and I like to bring card and board games, our favorite being Phase 10. Some families bring footballs to throw around with the kids (that's also fun to watch). Many people bring coolers with food and snacks. We like to bring some drinks and snacks, but always make it a point to visit the concession stand to help fund the theater.

It's sad to think that thousands of drive in theaters have been shut down over the years. There are now only around 350 drive in theaters and these are projected to decrease due to digital projection. The production of tradition film is being eliminated and replaced by digital and many drive in theater can't afford to cost of the equipment to make the switch.

I encourage you to visit a drive in this summer and keep this american tradition going. If you do decide to have some fun under the stars don't forget to bring a blanket in case it gets to cool, a flashlight to find your way to the bathroom, window cleaner, bug spray and games!

topTory Burch
topAdidas Originals 

Goodbye long hair, I don't miss you!

I had been wanting short hair for two reasons. One, I had horrible layers. Two my hair is not naturally straight nor wavy, it just bends weird. This forced me to spend an additional 30 minutes every morning blow-drying and styling my hair. Not to mention the additional time to condition. However, because my friends, family, and boyfriend convinced me that I looked my best with long hair I tolerated the inconvenience.

I'm not sure if it was the hot weather or my rebellious side, but I decided to make an appointment to cut it. It almost didn't happen because even the hair dresser was hesitant to cut it! When she was done and I looked in the mirror I was ecstatic. I think it's a cute flirtatious look, and I LOVE the low maintenance!

When my boyfriend saw the new cut he said he was amazed at how I could look beautiful with any haircut ♡. His mom and my mom were not as enthusiastic, but their reactions did not make me regret my decision.

Have you ever held back on doing something because you lacked support?

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topTory Burch

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