Sweatin In Style

I am a workoutaholic and there's nothing like being motivated to hit the gym because of some new hot threads you bought that are fashionable, yet comfortable to sweat and do errands in.  On my days off I love lounging around in sweats and The Sweatstore has the most fashionable workout threads ever!  "The Sweat Store is Las Vegas' first multi-brand fashion forward fitness apparel boutique."  Lulu lemon you now have competition!  On days that I have nothing going on, I like to hit the gym and then basically run around in my sweats all day.  I love fashion, but I enjoy days off from sporting the trends every now and then. Who doesn't?

Since deep and royal violets are my favorite colors I couldn't resist these two finds! I originally saw the tye dye ones on Instagram and had to come in and get them. Of course I had to splurge on the capris too, but when it comes to workout clothes, for me it's an investment because I know that I will be living in them every week.  The greatest benefit with the tye dye leggings is not only are they durable and made for workouts, they are stylish enough to wear with boots for a chill night out!  Freaking awesome!


D.I.Y with Gulten Dye

If you are in Vegas and need something fun and different to do, why not get lost in the depths of your creative desires?  As children we used to have imaginations filled with color and vitality, but as we become adults some of us forget to allow ourselves to let go.   Letting go of stresses are the biggest challenges that we face as adults.  Learning to turn off thoughts can be difficult.  As we graduated to each grade level in school, the crayons that once made life so extraordinary as children began to disappear from the curriculum.  The world around us turned black and white.  Taking life seriously of having to be a certain way and having to act a certain way are instilled in us where we might as well be robots.  We can lose ourselves in this mindless world if we don't do what we love and follow our hearts.  Remember that art class we all took as kids in school?  If you were never good at art, didn't it feel great to escape the classroom from the black and white stuff anyway?  Art is like giving your brain a recess break from thinking or overanalyzing so much.  I'm starting to understand that the left and right brain must have a healthy balance and must equally be exercised.  Some people escape the black and white stresses with drinking, drugs among other unhealthy ways because somehow we all forgot to embrace the creative side that our soul craves.   

Gulten Dye's creative playground was equivalent to finding a magical unicorn!  I'm not going to lie, I have no idea what it's like to truly catch a unicorn.  I'm not sure if I ever will know what that experience would be like, but I believe this unique spot is pretty darn close to the magic of it!  As soon as I walked through the door, I introduced myself.  As I stuck my hand out for a handshake, Gulten welcomed me with open arms.  I loved that.  It's not often that you get a hug from a stranger.  Within seconds, I felt like I've known her all my life.  She is inspiring and possesses a beautiful soul that radiates throughout her unique pieces.  Gulten Dye has many beautiful beads, stones, and pendants that allows you to make whatever your heart desires whether it's a necklace, a pair of earrings, a bracelet or a ring.  Her boutique is stimulating enough to get your creative juices flowing!  I felt as if I died and gone to heaven considering the fact that I've always wanted to create my own jewelry line.  I'm excited that I can now learn from Gulten herself.  The artwork that graced the walls were gorgeous and were painted by local artists .  There are books written by local authors that were for sale including her very own book based on her life journey entitled Semi-Coma Evolution of My Intermittent Consciousness.  I love reading other people's stories so I am excited to read hers.  She also has a calendar of workshops and classes from jewelry making to journal writing.   Born in Turkey, she was a nurse and through her experiences of being a nurse, led her to follow her heart and what she loves to do through jewelry making.  Celine Dion and Rachel Ray are two celebs that have fallen in love with her work.  I am so thankful for finding this gem in a crazy city thanks to one of my best friends Johaira.  Thank you Gulten Dye for this Ahhhhhh-mazing creative playground! XOXO
Excited to read her book!
    Necklace and wrap bracelet I made.  I chose the yin and yang beads as a reminder that creative deprivation can lead to unhealthy balance.
Located at Town Square Mall
6539 Las Vegas blvd s ste x-112, Las Vegas, Nv 89119
Visit www.gultendye.com for more information

Veterans Day Threads

The camo jacket has been a huge trend that started about a year ago, and I'm shocked at how I haven't blogged on it until now.  I must admit, I have been waiting for my dad to clean out his closet because I remember as a little girl, camo was his uniform for being in the Air Force.  I asked him last year if he had any camo left and he said he'll look.  I'm so glad I waited because he finally cleaned out his closet, and I scooped up the long awaited camo jacket from his closet a few days ago just in time to sport it for Veterans Day!  There are so many ways to sport camo while still maintaining a feminine appeal.  For the look above, I paired the jacket with a bodycon plum cotton dress, boots, dressed with a gold Casio watch and other gold accessories.  I wanted to wear a black beanie, but the jacket was a little warm and I didn't feel like sweating profusely throughout the day.  My father, a Veteran, is my hero because with the mess that's going on in the Philippines right now, I'm thankful he brought over my mom's family years ago so they may live a comfortable life here in the states.  Happy Veterans Day to all who have served in the past, present, and to the future Veterans of this world. 


Just Do It

Whatever it is in life that you want, you should go after it.  If there is a passion that moves you then that's what you should be doing.  Whatever you love, do it because it feeds your soul allowing your true light to shine.  By feeding your soul, you feed others.  If it's something you would set aside time in a busy day to do because you love it that much, then that's what you should be doing.  If you don't mind doing it for free because it makes you really happy, do it!  If it's something you always wanted to try, don't wait another day.....do it.  We don't know how short our time here on Earth is so we should all do what we love.  Like my favorite slogan from Nike states, "Just Do It!"

I fell in love with these Nike Free leopard 5.0 when I first laid eyes on them because they are violet, my favorite color.  The leopard is subtle and adds a fashion forward appeal to my attire at the gym!  They also look great with baggy sweats a tank and leather jacket for a more street look.