2.11.2015

LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Had the pleasure of spending a few days with my family in Panama during the holidays. For the first time in years I stayed in the city for more than two days - for those of you who don't know, I'm from a small town on the north pacific side of the country called David.  I was particularly looking forward to visiting the recently restored old city "Casco Antiguo". Let me tell you I was blown away! 
Every little street is charming and perfect, there are plazas and cafe's everywhere and the colonial style architecture is stunning. The entire neighborhood is incredible inspiring and beautiful, basically like taking 
a time machine back to 1673.  I'm so proud! If you're ever in the area make sure you visit. 

Wearing: dress Ay Not Dead / shoes Vans / bag Madewell / necklace Swim to the Moon

photos by Mariano Copello

2.01.2015

RAILROAD STRIPE COAT







As a result of my "wardrobe cleaning/basic dressing" motto, it has become extremely easy to get ready in the mornings. Simple basic pieces paired with a statement vintage treasure is a proven formula that never fails me. The fact that I can just trow something on and run out the door makes my life easier.
Obviously, there are times when it takes me 2 hours to pick an outfit!

Wearing: coat Vintage / tee shirt and jeans Madewell / shoes Modern Vice / sunglasses Le Specs

photos by Mariano Copello 

1.25.2015

WINTER BASICS




It's been forever since my last post! We'll I've been working on many exciting projects and also on myself. 
At the end of last year I was totally exhausted and completely burned out. I stretch myself  way too thin, and it was too much for my mind and body to handle. I decided to turn my life around and put my well-being at the top of the list. I quit my job and got a new one that is closer to home, highly creative and most important stress-free; I'm trying to eat healthier and learning how to meditate little by little. It was a very drastic change but it has been incredibly rewarding, instead of working 18 hours a day I now spend my evenings and weekends relaxing and doing things that I love. My life is much more calm and happy! 
Hope this little story can inspire you to make positive changes in your life.

Wearing: hat Rag & Bone / scarf Zara  / sweater J. Crew / pants Zara / boots found at Bib & Tuck

photos by Mariano Copello

10.26.2014

HEIRLOOM DENIM OVERALLS




Since a young age I’ve been fascinated with my moms closet. I used to spend hours playing dress up trying everything on and dreaming that someday I would be able to fit into her clothes. These days we happily share clothes and shoes. It has come to the point where I remember most of her closet and ask for specific items (the perks of being an only child). About a year ago her old denim overalls popped into my head, I was terrified that she had giving them away.  Lucky for me she still had them! They were exactly how I remembered; light wash, boot leg and slightly oversize. Absolutely stunning! They have become a rotating favorite in my weekend outfits. 
It 's quite beautiful how after twenty-something years they still hold up so well. 

Wearing: denim overalls Vintage / bag Madewell / shoes Converse / necklace Swim to the Moon

photos by Mariano Copello

9.13.2014

TUXEDO JACKET AND DENIM




Although we came back exhausted from our trip to the big apple my mind is overflowing with ideas. The quirky Brooklyn neighborhoods and the crowded Manhattan streets triggered my creativity. I wish I could say that we are sold on moving up there (Yes, we were thinking about it) but we actually appreciate our tropical town a million times more. The creative crowd is definitely smaller here, but there is a lot more room to grow and develop our own projects. I'm looking forward to more years in this lovely place.
On another note, Notes Of Style is turning three today! Three years ago I made the decision to pursue this beautiful hobby with the intention of sharing my style and inspiring others. Today those reasons remain the same and I continue to enjoy every step of the way.  This blog has helped me grow as designer and stylist and many times have been comforting in difficult situations. 
Thank you to all of you that follow my journey, I am forever grateful. 

Wearing: jacket H&M / tee shirt, bag and jeans Madewell / sunglasses Le Specs / shoes Vans Sk8-High

photos by Mariano Copello