02, 12, 2016
Holiday shopping can be such a stressful activity; all of the crowds, the guess work and the endless searching-it’s overwhelming. You end up settling for something that “might work” or doing the dreaded, cliche “gift sets” that line every department store. Setting up a Personal Stylist appointment at Nordstrom for your holiday shopping is a great way to simplify the entire experience while achieving personal gifts in an effortless way. Whether you need to buy gifts for the entire family or just that one picky family member or friend there are a number of ways to make it easy through our styling appointments!
Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. Gift giving is a joyful experience and when you let me knock out the searching for you we can keep it that way!
Text me at 512-842-6693 or email: Sylvia.Vaquera@Nordstrom.com to set up an appointment or talk about the best option for you!
15, 11, 2016
Lately I’ve been pretty MIA (missing in action) here on the blog and it’s not ok.
I haven’t forgotten about my blog or all of my amazing readers. I’ve been struggling to find the time, or rather the energy to sit down and jam out a blog post. Shooting has been impossible to schedule with the days being shorter and my workload larger… excuses, excuses! But seriously, blogging is still just as important and fun for me and I swear to be more consistent. This blog has been the catalyst for so much over the past almost 2 years (wow it’s been almost 2 years which is still crazy to me!) including my recent absence, ironic huh? This blog has opened up SO many doors for me and most recently that was an opportunity of a lifetime- to join the Nordstrom family as a Personal Stylist. Can you say dream job?
D R E A M J O B!
Being a Stylist has long been a goal of mine, more than that-a dream! Working at Nordstrom though, that has taken it to another level. The tools I’ve been given and the high level of continuous training that goes into this position is teaching me so much about the possibilities of styling and the future of it.
So a lot of people ask me these questions when I tell them I’m a Personal Stylist for Nordstrom:
I love you all and I will get better at juggling these two very important parts of my life.
Photos: Carlos Barron Photography
08, 08, 2016
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this Ark & co dress was: Vacation.
Vacation, vacation, vacation.
It’s the perfect dress for a tropical Summer vacay or, as in my case, just pretending you’re on one. The blue, pineapple and rum drink didn’t hurt either.
Apart from the great print of this dress there are a whole gang of other reasons it’s an absolute must buy; it’s lightweight, makes you look more tan, can be dressed up for a night out or with sandals for a day trip, its a wrap dress so its universally flattering on all body types and it’s under $60!
Dress: Ark & co c/o LURE by Young and Fabulous
Bag: old, similar for under $10
Shoes: sold out, similar and love these!
Ring: c/o Pink and Silver Fashion
Earrings: Kate Spade via Nordstrom
Photos: Monique Rodriguez
03, 08, 2016
Last week I was invited into Naava, the largest full-service salon and spa in downtown Austin, for some much needed pampering. Ranked number three nationally as the best salon in the country by June Salon Today magazine; I knew that if I was going to find my new go-to colorist anywhere-this would be the place.
I arrived at the Navva and was offered a private tour of the space before my appointment began and was honestly taken aback by the salon. From the outside you would never guess how huge this place truly is. There are completely different areas-each with chic, vibrant energies; the salon which is airy and modern but still feels very private (even though you’re surrounded by floor to ceiling windows). Then there’s a sleek separate area for mani’s and pedi’s that would be perfect for hosting a girls day for the whole group along with a quiet, serene spa wing that I’ll definitely be visiting soon for a facial.
I had the pleasure of working with Jean Francois, a recent transplant from Miami-which is only my favorite travel destination, so chatting him up was a blast. I let him know that my main goal was to cover some new greys that had not been invited but to keep my hair color as relatively close to the color it was. Jean was so informative, giving me information about different products and treatments that would be ideal for my hair type. He used an ammonia free dye that he said could cover hair up to 50% grey, so I was good to go. Before I had even finished my color I knew I’d be back for a Keratin treatment. He explained that my coarse, frizzy hair would benefit greatly from the smoothing process, which cuts blow dry time in half. I always wondered how the babes in South Beach were able to keep their hair looking so amazing in the extreme humidity, and friends, this is the secret.
Look at how well he matched my color! Amazing!
Big thanks to Naava for inviting me to try a free service, all opinions are my own.
23, 07, 2016
With this heat, a bikini and cover up is really all you need.
…oh and your favorite babes and a pool.
& besides those last two, you can grab everything at St. Bernard Sports.
St Bernard has long been a favorite shop of mine when it comes to sportswear, with their expansive selection it’s impossible to not find something you can’t live without. There are swimsuits at every price point and the selection of “little extras” to complete the party were unbelievable; I’m talking little drink holder floats, pool party themed coasters, beach bags for every style and some of the cutest beach towels I’ve seen in some time! I love this one & this one is a close second! I grabbed this cuter than cute, halter styled bikini that actually wraps around again but I decided to style it with the basic tie this time. A black bikini is timeless and perfect for mixing and matching so I knew ahead of time that I wanted to go in that direction but that doesn’t mean I didn’t try on this suit, this one and even this one piece (bad quality mirror pic below) that I seriously almost got instead and even attempted to exchange for but it was already sold out in the store. Proof that if you snooze you lose (or have to wait and order it online and then have two new suits).
St Bernard Sports is one stop shopping for more than just pool parties; I got sidetracked while in the store and found myself eyeing a yeti cooler and even a yoga mat (though I already have one that gets little use).
Kaftan: Seafolly Gilly Island c/o St Bernard
Bikini: L-Space Lizzie Wrap top, L-Space Low Down Bottom c/o St Bernard
Sunglasses: Westward Leaning c/o Ditto
Floats: Pegasus, Flamingo
Necklace: Layering Necklace c/o Ameliorez
*Thank you to St Bernard for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
All photos: Carlos Barron Photography