For the Love of the Game

“You can have all the talent in the world, it’s not gonna get you through…it’s what you have in your heart.” ~ Ron Santo

“Just Play. Have Fun. Enjoy the Game.” ~ Michael Jordan

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“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” ~ George Halas

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“It’s a great day for a ball game; Let’s play two!” ~Ernie Banks, Mr.Cub

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Watching sports has been one of America’s past times for a very long time. I know I fall into this category. Now how do you say I got into watching sports? My dad has been a lover of sports since he was little. So for me it started in the womb and I was born into rocking Chicago sports gear and routing for Chicago teams, which I bleed Chicago sports through and through. AS I got older every sports season became not just seeing my teams win, but about spending qulaity time with my dad and the rest of my family.

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Supporting my teams and all the sports teams is more than that, don’t get me wrong watching them win is amazing, but it is also about family, friendship and laughter. Watching sports with my dad and the rest of my family is where my heart is always ! I will never be to old for this and as I have gotten older it is fun to incorporate my love of sports into my love of fashion . Now I can love both at the same time !

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My love of sports goes deep and way back to the beginning. It will always be where my heart is because it’s all about family for me (the fashion is a welcomed bonus).

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What is your favorite sport to watch? or What is your favorite pastime to experince with your family?

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*photo credits go to my amazing parents and my awesome sister

Lights, Camera, Oscars !

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It is Oscar season, which means fashion, movies, popcorn and stars ! I look forward to it every year. I love seeing what my favorite stars are going to wear, say and who will win. I think my love for the Oscars started when my family and I would print the Oscar ballots out every year(totally did this year again) and when we all try and see the nominated stars and films ( I have been slacking on this one lately).

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Skinny Pop Popcorn, Tejava Iced Tea, Old Navy Jeans, Red Converse

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The Oscars means family fun, bonding and eating yummy treats while watching the Oscar extravaganza. I love seeing so much great talent in one room rocking some of my favorite designers/inspiration.

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Yes, fashion is always at the top of my list for why I watch the red carpet shows, but like I said the big part of why I love Oscar season is the family memories I have and will continue to have when watching with those I love.

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I leave you with who I am most excited to see watch rock my favorite designers: Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo Dicaprio and Joe Manganiello (hope he will be there 🙂 ) and for who I am most excited to win: Leonardo Dicaprio ( this is his year ) and Kate Winselt( just love her) .

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Oscar Gold Glitter Heels, Gold Crocheted Clutch, Forever 21 Chandlier Gem Earrings, Forever 21 rings, Coco Rose Boutique Geometric Ring

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Can’t forget Oscar inspired fashion for the special day weather it is watching at home or rocking it at the show!

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Davids Bridal Gown

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Whose fashion choice are you most excited to see ? Who are you most excited to win ? Good Luck to Everyone !

P.S. Here are the fun beauty products I used to do up my makeup and hair to the skin care products to help take it all off at the end of the night 🙂

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Unite Texture Spray, Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Set, Elf Foundation, Maybelline Concealer, Smashbox Blush, Elf Kabuki Brush, Elf Bronzer, Elf Fan Brush, NYX Lipstick, Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, Urban Decay Mascara
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Cetaphil Face Cleanser, Face Vibrating Cleanser Brush, Simple Cleansing Wipes, Simple Face Lotion

Valentine’s Day: More Than A Box Of Chocolates

“If you look for it I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that Love Actually is all around.” ~Love Actually

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Abercrombie & Fitch Jean Jacket, Red with Polka Dots Romper, High Top Converse, West of Camden Paper Airplane Earrings

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it got me to thinking why I love Valentine’s Day is so special to me, yes I love the fashion that comes with it, the flowers, chocolates, cards, food and much more, but Valentine’s Day is so much more to me than just these things. Valentine’s Day to me warms my heart because of the memories I have made with the family and friends that I love from my dad bringing home flowers to lobster and cupcakes to my mom getting my sister and I a heart sparkle ring that I forever will wear to watching movies and just being together for Valentine’s Day with my family and friends.

So that where my love for Valentine’s Day comes from, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, no matter how you spend it, here are a few fun themed ideas for how to spend it with the ones you love from fashion to food to themed decor 🙂

Theme#1: Shake, Rattle and Roll !

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Theme #2: Romance is in the Air

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BP Sweater, Forever 21 Bow Tank, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mossimo Flats, Attire LA Sunglasses

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Theme #3:Wisking Away To Paris

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Chanel Sunglasses, Moms Pearls, Forever 21 Polka Dot Crop Top, Opal Earrings
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Moms Pearl Bracelet, Forever 21 Bow Ring, IL Teatro Tulle Skirt, Mossimo Wedge Booties

What are some of the things you love about Valentine’s Day?

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Here are some of mine :

Valentine’s Day means Family

Valentine’s Day means Friends

Valentine’s Day means expressing love on the mountain tops

Valentine’s Day is Love

Valentine’s Day is flowers everywhere

Creative Juices are Flowing with Passion at Art Hearts Fashion

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Fashion is an art whether on the runway, exploring out with friends or a combination of the two. It is a special moment when you realize that you can share in something you are passionate and real about it over dinner before the fashion shows, during and after. It is a realness that is sometimes hard to find especially in fashion, but being with great friends made me realize it’s all around in fashion and outside of it and even the fellow fashion show goers were amazing and truly enjoying the evening. There was a sense of an intimate show with friends even with a lot of people in attendance.

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Luckily in the see of people mixed with the sense of intimacy, I was able to get a combination of the art of fashion and exploring out with friends at Off Vine Restaurant. It is always an added bonus when you get an evening filled with amazing fashion  from Furne One, Mister Triple X and Michal Ngo at Art Hearts Fashion’s final night of shows put on by Parker Whitaker Productions. It’s amazing to see friends  do what they love and enjoy the things we are all passionate about together, which involved the great creativity and talent that came out of Art Hearts Fashion. The creativity not only came out of the designers, but the fellow show goers as well. I believe seeing those fashions are partly why I go and they too inspire like the designers.

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To be able to be there with friends like Jessica Pinedo of Just Jess Fashion (one of my favorite fashion blogs) who support me and who I support is truly a gift and why I had such a great night. I mean who doesn’t love an excuse to get all dolled up to have a great night out with friends when fashion shows are involved? I know I am in every time.

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Forever 21 Top, Flower Bauble Collar Necklace, Mint Julep Boutique Polka Dot Skirt with Pockets, Juicy Couture Bowler Bag, Badgley Mischka Fabric Flower Heels

A well put together show from start to finish always gets my creative juices flowing and anytime a French bulldog comes out on the runway, my heart melts.

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I look forward to the next season of shows and attending with my fellow fashion loving friends.