Saturday, December 21, 2013

I'm moving...

I've moved! I created a new blog over at . Check out my first post which is my wedding day costume and details.

Why the move?
Well, I want to blog about different things now, not only dressing up like a show pony in my backyard and taking pics of my outfits (which I will still do), but also speaking on things that I like and recipes and projects. I feel like this blog here in one-tracked and technically I could have just started talking about new ish but I figured that this marriage milestone would be a good catalyst for a change that has already been occurring. And hopefully the artificial comments will reduce "Love your outfit!" over at my new spot.

I'm slowing re-following everyone at my new URL. Hope to see you there, if not, it has been fun....

Saturday, September 28, 2013


So, I think my summer fling with light hair is over. I really didn't like it, I liked the idea of it, I wanted a change, I tried it out, and now in the end I know that dark hair suits me and I can accept it and move on. Would Snow White would have been Snow White without her hair dark as ebony? No, she would have been Snow Ball or something else stupid. This is my stance and I'm sticking to it. 

I made this headpiece out of an old necklace I dissected.

I don't know how J-Lo does it, oh yes I do, she dyes her eyebrows as well, but I'm giving caramel hair a farewell. You know what happens to caramel when you leave it on the stove too long? It burns. 

headpiece- DIY
dress- Yard sale. Told my mom to bust a U-turn and the nice raza sold it to me for $2
shoes- Jeffery Campbell

When you write an entire blog post about your hair #3rdworldproblems We will have real problems to blog about in 2015 when the dollar crashes. Better find a cash-gold stat. Sorry, Nacho has been watching all these crazy videos on youtube.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Mexican Independence Day

By the time you read this I will be starting my new job. Today is my first day, Happy Mexican Independence to me. Except instead of Spain, I'm leaving a group of sad children behind. I got a job in fashion and couldn't be more excited. I'm feeling very Kanye West Late Registration.

The last weeks of August were pure celebratory, my daughter's bday, my bday, my nieces' bdays, and more. My 2 weeks of commuting to downtown L.A. for training will surely slow me down. Good cause I'm eating too much pizza and not exercising. OMG am I Selena?

Here is me hitting my baby's pi~nata at her first bday party. My niece brought the pi~nata just in case she reads this.

Vintage dress and jellies. All thrifted.

Sochi said a new word today, "caca." There, that's my mommy blog. blegghhh.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Coming soon

After a long hiatus, Maricela returned to my loft to model some clothes for me. I decided I need to have my niece start shooting the pics for me because Maricela makes me laugh too much and I end up using the straightening feature to fix it all on iPhoto. Maricela is one of those friends that I feel does way more for me than I do for her. I wish I knew better how to balance the scale but I ain't no libra #virgoproblems. Till then I will just keep making her tostadas and mojitos, our go-to lunch.

These clothes will be added to my shop in the next few days...

2 piece lime short set. It ain't easy being sexy green

Vintage Mexican embroidered skirt, could be Guatemalan, quien sabe. 

"Cut-it-out" -Uncle Joey

I smell something fruity- sweater dress


80's strapless ruffle sequin prom bomb

Figure skater jumpsuit

Lion roar blouse

Crinkle pink gown

90's puffy teddy bear sweatshirt

Another day, another jumpsuit

Every woman needs a vintage sequin butterfly blouse. I have 2, so I'm selling this one.

Hot cotton candy sweater dress

I know why the caged dress sings

Tropical get a guey

90's smiley face umbrella

Oxblood cut out rhinestone gown

Red lace palazzo jumpsuit

Black velvet halter gown


Vintage for sale. Vintage for sale. Vintage for sale. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More Denim DIY

I got so caught up trying to be a young Sandra Cisneros in my "Vest Side Story" post that I really glazed over the DIY vest I made. So it was a jean jacket, I cut off the arms, and appliqued a piece of fabric to the back using the satin setting on my machine. Even though I have been told my sewing looks like "Helen Keller did it" I still continue to try and make myself things, since I did take lessons for a bit and all. I just don't have a steady hand to ever create something really well. I'm better at other things and that is ok with me. Here is another piece I made for myself. It is La Virgen de Guadalupe on a jean jacket.

  I'm craving fall so bad this year. I vow to wear more than leggings, sweaters, and boots this year. I have been taking pointers from Helga and Desiree. I love their layering techniques.

even found a new pair of estripper heels 
all thrifted

without the jacket and shades, all ready for an easter sunday mass in August.

Have a fun week. I'm off to make a pesto tomato frittata. Never seen a word with so many t's.
Not even titicaca.

Monday, August 12, 2013

My Secret Life

Sparkle Motion
Vintage sequin blouse- Swap Meet
shorts- JC Putos
shoes- thrifted

Had to delete the rant I had posted under this photo. 

So I have a secret Instagram account @mamafreshveg 
It's where I post pics of the so called healthy food I eat. It's a photo menu for me really.

My new fave is a nopales (cactus) juice I make in the morning in my nutri-bullet.

the juice of 3-4 oranges
a handful of organic alfalfa sprouts
2 tablespoons of flax seeds
3/4 cup of nopales
1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks

GRIND and drink. So refreshing. But my market was out of nopales today so I guess I'll have to go on a hunt tomorrow at another store or find a machete and head for the hills...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Vest Side Story

He told me he would paint me like an Aztec princess
and since then, I've grown in my
3 times wide

But I still make him

His own witch

I break an egg
and cast a spell

For both of us

Vest- DIY

leotard- thrifted
shorts- Urban Outfitters a looong time ago
boots- thrifted