My most favorite ice cream in the world - Sprinkled Cake Batter!
The blog has been seriously slacking this week! First I had to renew my real estate license and was stuck in class all the way in Doral this week. Very happy that's over and done with for another two years. Then I all of sudden got sick, spent all of Wednesday night coughing only to wake up with a sore throat and a runny nose. Thankfully it's finally Friday and I get to do what I've wanted to do all week, cuddle up in bed with some chicken soup. Hopefully my sickness won't ruin my entire weekend; I am hoping I can at least have some fun. In meantime wanted to share some snap shots from my instagram! If you want to see more follow me @vaneferrer_
It has come to my attention that I seriously need a designated work space. I have been spending an unheard of amount of time in front of my laptop, mostly at my desk at work or on my bed at home. I use to have a "desk" area when I was younger but I got rid of it when I upgraded to my laptop. I currently use a MacBook to do most of my blogging and basically run my life. I've had this MacBook for about four to five years, and though that seems like a long time I am constantly doing system upgrades and it still works really well. Lately though, I have been getting that little urge to upgrade, and this urge is becoming larger and larger by the second, I know soon enough the inevitable will happen and I will have to upgrade.
The question is...What should I upgrade to? The MacBook Pro seems to me like a serious laptop for serious bloggers, and something that I know will fulfill every single one of my technology needs. Then there is the MacBook Air, light as a feather and absolutely beautiful, is it enough though? Lastly I am considering the iMac, which is a surprise to even myself that it's an option because I have never really been a fan of desktop computers. My friend has one in her home and I got to play with it over the weekend and I now find it very appealing and see the iMac in a completely different light. The cordless mouse and keypad are stunning. She also informed me that the desktop can be wireless and be moved anywhere around the house, who knew!?!
Before I decide on one of these options though I need to designate a place in home as my work space. I have been dreaming of an all white desk for months now, especially since I saw pictures of blogger Maegan's workspace on lovemaegan.com. Pinteresthas also been feeding my urge to upgrade in a HUGE way, I have been searching "work spaces" and "offices" only to find an overload of the most beautiful and inspiring photos.
I feel like I have been waiting for this particular weekend of 2012 to come for months, and it's finally here. Ever since I finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy last year I have been patiently waiting for today! Today, when the hunger games movie would finally be in theatres, and I would be able to see my love Peeta on the big screen. Click here to read more about the effect the Hunger Games trilogy had over me. To make this event even more exciting my favorite bakery of all time Sweetness Bake Shop baked three special cupcakes in honor of the release of the movie. The special flavors are Gale's Kiss, Capitol's Pudding, and Harvest apple. I called ahead and placed a special order, just in case they run out, to make sure I could pick up my cupcakes after work.
They're BACK!!!!! My favorite show of all time, Mad Men, is finally back this Sunday with a two hour long premiere. I have been waiting what seems like forever to be reunited with the super sexy Don Draper, and the time has now come. Reading on US Weekly magazine that this season premier is getting rave reviews has me so looking forward to cuddling up in bed with a bowl of popcorn and a schotch on the rocks, in honor of Don of course. What a perfect weekend it will be, and after the last few weeks I've had I am so grateful that it's finally here.
Today I had the pleasure of being a model in a segment hosted by Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poeton spring trends for NBC's Live Miami morning show. This was the first time I have ever done any type of "modeling" and it was such a fun and unique experience. Annie did a great job dressing us models in four looks mainly from Ann Taylor, Old Navy, Forever21, Target and The Closet Boutique. My look was the Ann Taylor one, and my favorite piece was my neon pink floral lace skirt. I definitely fell in love with it and might be making a stop later to purchase one of my very own.
I wore this outfit to an event in Miami Beach's Shelborne hotel last week. The floral skirt and mint color shirt screamed spring to me when I purchased them at Zara. This day in particular it was raining all afternoon and I wasn't sure I would be able to take photos to share the outfit. Then in true Miami style the rain suddenly stopped, the clouds disappeared, and the sun came out. I ran outside and took advantage taking these shots just in case the rain returned, luckily it never did and it turned out to be a beautiful night.
Zara has always been a go to spot for up to minute styles. They’re mix of affordable prices and trendy pieces has me constantly coming back for more. Lately though I feel Zara has really stepped up their game, their spring collection is absolutely on point. The closest Zara to me (in dadeland mall) is under renovations which means I have been driving to Aventura mall to get my fix. The distance might actually be a good thing because during my last visit it was extremely hard to restrain myself and not walk out with almost everything in the store. Here are some of my latest purchases from Zara, all perfect for spring.
The winner of the Shopbop giveaway is Kim Do! There were 40 people total that commented onThe Very Thought of Youfacebook wall. Kim was the 18th person and the random generator resulted in number 18. To learn more about the generator I used to pick the winner clickhere.
Kim please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you your code and congratulations! Thank you to everyone that entered, and stay tuned ill be doing these giveaways much more often. :)
“I’m a good person, and good things happen to good people.”
Cheers! Ben Flajnik’s season of The Bachelor is over!!! I feel as though Ben & Courtney have just punked all of America. The joke is on us America, that’s for sure. Here I was watching two hours of the most un-eventful Bachelor season finale ever waiting and hoping that the After the Rose special would make it all worth while, boy was I wrong. What a huge disappointment that was. The only good thing about last night is that we don’t have to be subjected to Ben’s hair or Courtney’s facial expressions anymore. It’s almost unfitting to even call Lindzi a “runner up” because let’s be honest there was no competition. Courtney had the ring and the final rose in her back pocket since the first episode. We basically knew that, no surprise there. I was waiting for something more, something juicy! Maybe something like Ben saying “since watching the show I see what a monster Courtney is and I regret my decisions”. Then maybe begging Lindzi or Kacie B to take him back, but no, none of that happened. How disappointing. Ben & Courtney are still engaged and Courtney is still stunning. You never know these two might even make it work. They claim to have broken up for a couple weeks, during which Courtney tried on some wedding dresses to distract the viewers from the pictures of Ben kissing other girls in magazines. These two think they are so smart. There you have it; I find no reason to summarize all the events of last night's finale. If you would like a summary here is Chris Harrison's Blog. There’s also this interview with Lindzi that I really enjoyed reading. I love how Lindzi always takes the high road; she has so much class, a true lady. In the interview you will read that when Lindzi said “call me” after Ben dumped her, it was meant as a joke, but it got edited to look like something else. Those ABC producers are the worst I tell you!!! Always trying to fool us.
After everything Ben saw this season he has become re-engaged to the black widow Courtney, what happens now is his own fault. I am thinking they will probably stay together for a couple more months, at least until Emily Maynard’s season of the Bachelorette starts. Everyone will then forget about Ben and Courtney, and when the cameras stop taking Courtney’s pictures, and the magazines don’t care about her anymore she will end it with Ben and everything will be ok in the world again. Thank you to everyone who went on this TV journey with me, and read my posts every Tuesday. I really do love watching these Bachelor & Bachelorette shows, but even more I love writing and talking about them with my friends and readers.
To my girlfriends that come over every Monday to enjoy The Bachelor with me thank you! Bachelor Parties are my favorite thing ever! I look forward to our helichopter ride over the Alps of the Swiss Mountains! HAHAHA!
Here are the outfit details from my recent feature on Ohh Snap, KarGar's Blog. This blue dress was a must for one of the outfits because I knew the blue color would pop in photos, and it did. While driving through Miami's downtown Karla instantly knew she wanted to take the photos with this beautiful building as the backdrop. Throughout the whole shoot we kept thinking we had been transported to a street in New York City. The close by construction workers, that were watching the whole shoot, made the New York City feeling complete. Karla did such a great job capturing my classic ladylike style with an element of fun and laughter, it's hard to pick just one favorite.