what to wear in Miami: embroidered dress

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Dress/Vestido: ONE by Indie Bella (under $150),  Shoes/Zapatos: Soludos and here,  Hat/Sombrero: ASOS (similar, similar),  Purse/Cartera: ONE by Type Alpha (sold out) (similar, similar, similar)

While in Miami last weekend the weather was absolutely amazing! It was sunny and warm but not too humid. I spotted this dress on Shopbop (of course) and loved the embroidered details and red and black combination. When I finally received the dress it was obvious this dress is meant to be a beach tunic.  The material is soft linen and a bit see through but nontheless I added my-got Spanx for a casual and aery outfit. This boater hat from ASOS is the latest addition to my endless collection of hats. I loved the pom-pom details; I can definitely see myself wearing this hat on my next trip to Greece in July and in Italy later this summer. To maintain the casual summer outfit vibe I added what have become one of my favorite wedges this season, these leather Soludos. These wedges are extremely comfortable, versatile, I love the affordable price tag and you can tie the strap on the front or back for a playful look. Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to reading your comments on this embroidered dress. Don’t forget to stop by Macys’s on State Street tomorrow Saturday for a fun afternoon of fashion and travel. Hope to see you there!


Mientras en Miami el fin de semana pasado use este mismo look! El clima estaba perfecto, había calor, sol pero no había tanta humedad. Cuando vi este vestido en Shobop me enamore del encaje y la combinacion de negro con rojo. Cuando me llego el vestido me di cuenta que es bastante transparente y es mas para la playa que para salir. Pero sin embargo use un par de Spanx y quedo bien. Combine el vestido con este sombrerito; me encanta los detalles de arriba con los pompones y con estas plataformas. Estos zapatos de la marca Soludos se han convertido en mi zapatos preferidos, son super cómodos, van con todo y  sobretodo tienen un buen precio. Muchas gracias por leer y espero verlos a todos mañana Sabado en Macy’s en State Street!

Location: Miami,  Photos by: Karla Garcia

INC Summer Event with Macy’s

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Jacket/Chaqueta: c/o INC (available in 4 different colors), Top/Camisa: c/o INC,  Shoes/Zapatos: Soludos,  Jeans: INC

When I first moved from Venezuela to Chicago in 2008 everything was new to me – the streets, the shops, the people, even the snow! My family and I had traveled to the US (mostly Miami) a few times before, to shop during the summer break and before Christmas. Even with the many retail options out there my family always seemed to go to the same store, Macy’s! I will never forget spending countless hours with my mom shopping for new clothes for school, shoes, a few gifts to take back to my relatives, helping my dad choose shirts and even buying an extra suitcase to take back to Venezuela. Macy’s seemed to have it all! So after moving to Chicago it was only natural that Macy’s became my go-to store. Even though I was new in Chicago, I felt at home at Macy’s, shopping for Christmas decorations, make-up, or just for the perfect white summer dress – Macy’s became my go-to shopping destination.

When Macy’s asked me to host a summer and travel styling event I couldn’t believe it!  The first thing I did was to call my mom!! I’m so happy and excited to work with one of my favorite stores! Alongside Kelly from the KellyInTheCity, I will be sharing a few of my favorites pieces from INC to bring on your next summer getaway. Over the past month, I’ve been traveling nonstop (Abu Dhabi, Aruba, Venezuela, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC) so I can’t emphasize enough the importance of “smart packing.”

Hope to see you all on this Saturday (the 30th) at 1:00pm CT at the Chicago Macy’s on State Street for a great afternoon of music, fashion and travel tips. See you then!

Location: Chicago, IL  Photos by: Meagan Shuptar

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  This post was in collaboration with Macy’s. All opinion are 100% my own.

Opening Ceremony Asymmetric Panel Skirt

Chic Flavours outfit pictures in Wynwood Miami

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Skirt/Falda: Opening Ceremony (also here and here),  Top/Camisa: Banana Republic,  Bracelet Cuff/Pulsera: Bauble Bar,  Purse/Cartera: Louis Vuitton, Shoes/Zapatos: Louis Vuitton,  Sunglasses/Lentes: Illesteva (love this color)

Happy Monday Everyone! What a crazy exciting month it has been! I have been in Chicago, Miami, Aruba, San Francisco and back to Miami all in the past month. While in Miami I visited perhaps one of my places in the city, Wynwood. The Wynwood neighborhood has slowly become the new “it” place in Miami, offering colorful murals by various artist, coffee shops and unique shopping. Over the weekend I went out with some of my best friends and wore this exact same outfit. It is no secret I’m a fan of anything (a skirt or a dress) that offers great movement. The asymmetrical silhouette makes this Opening Ceremony skirt a unique piece. The pull on style and stretch-knit material makes this skirt comfortable and easy to style up or down according to the occasion. This skirt offers a beautiful and sexy fit (I’m wearing a size small) and elegant movement while walking and dancing…haha. I kept the outfit classic with this fitted white crop top from Banana Republic. Both the skirt and top are versatile and can be worn separately in countless ways. This skirt can also be worn with a black top or a white long sleeve shirt for a more conservative look. What do you all think of this skirt? Hope everyone has a great week and thank you for taking the time to visit the blog!


Feliz Lunes a todos! Este mes ha sido un mes de viajes y pasar tiempo con mi familia y amigos. He estado en Chicago, Miami, Aruba, San Francisco y de regreso a Miami. Mientras en Miami visite una de mis partes preferidas de la ciudad, Wynwood. El area de Wynwood ofrece muchos murales de colores por diferentes artistas, cafes y tiendas unicas. Durante el fin de semana use este mismo look con mis amigas y quede enamorada de esta falda. Como ya saben soy fanatica de cualquier cosa (falda o vestido) que tenga un buen movimiento. Esta falda es comoda, queda pegada al cuerpo (yo estoy usando la talla pequeña) y sobretodo tiene un movimiento elegante al caminar. Mantuve un look clasico con esta camisa blanca de la marca Banana Republic. Estas dos piezas; la falda y camisa son piezas versátil y se pueden usar de diferentes maneras y combinaciones. Espero que les guste esta falda tanto como a mi! Gracias por leer y espero ver sus comentarios.

Location: Miami,  Photos by: Karla Garcia

One Happy Island: Aruba

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 Just landed in Aruba!

Chic Flavours beaches in Aruba recommendations

 First thing is first…la playa! This oversize inflatable ring is so fun! I also love this one and this one.

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 Dress/Vestido: Tiare Hawaii,  Hat/Sombrero: Hat Attack,  Purse/Cartera: Jade Tribe (also love this one),  FlipFlops/ Sandalias: Tory Burch

Chic Flavours wearing soludos shoes

Shoes/Zapatos: Soludos wedges, Soludos lemons slipper flats, Soludos stripes sandals

The Renaissance Island Aruba flamingos

Reinassance Island Aruba

If you have the time I would recommend visiting the Renaissance Private Island. You can buy a day pass and enjoy playing with the flamingos or relaxing by the many hammocks around the island.

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 Shirt/Camisa: Wildfox, Shorts/Chores: Zara (similar), Purse/Cartera: Jade Tribe, Shoes/Zapatos: Soludos

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Even though I am currently in San Francisco I want to share a few pictures from my time in  Aruba with all of you. Aruba will forever have a special place in my heart. Aruba is much more than a vacation destination with amazing beaches. The truth of the matter is Aruba is like a second home to me. Due to the current situation in Venezuela (food shortage, electricity blackouts and safety concerns) my parents split their time between Venezuela and Aruba. So when my husband and I plan to visit my parents its easier to meet in Aruba than Venezuela. I also grew up visiting the island and have seen the island change throughout the years; with new luxury stores such as Prada, Dolce & Gabanna and Carolina Herrera. If you have any questions about where to stay or eat in Aruba feel free to email me, would love to help. Hope you enjoy these colorful pictures! Have any of you visited Aruba before? Let me know in the comment section below!

best jeans under $100

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Jeans: Levis,  Shoes/Zapatos: Valentino (similar), Belt/Correa: ASOS

Happy Monday Everyone! I am currently in Miami on a five hour layover as I make my way to San Francisco to visit my younger brother. If any of you know a San Francisco based photographer please let me know, I’m hoping to take a few outfit pictures while I’m in San Francisco. I’ve shared my love and hate relationship with jeans many times before (as you can see here and here) but today I actually want to dedicate an entire post to my favorite jeans under $100. I can go weeks without wearing jeans, you can always find me wearing a dress or a skirt so when it comes to jeans I’m extremely picky and always in the lookout for the perfect affordable and comfortable pair of jeans. These high rise skinny jeans from Levis are one of my latest purchases; these jeans are edgy and offer an AMAZING fit. I would actually recommend sizing down one size if you are looking for a more form fitting look, these Levis tend to stretch after time. Below I’m sharing my favorite jeans under $100, which one is your favorite? Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to hearing your feedback on this round up. Happy Shopping!


Feliz Lunes a todos! Les cuento que estoy en Miami esperando un vuelo para San Francisco ya que voy a estar visitando a mi hermano menor. Si conocen a un fotografo en San Francisco déjenme saber ya que me gustaría tomar algunas fotos en la ciudad. He compartido mi relación tormentosa con los jeans pero le quiero dedicar este post a mis jean preferidos que cuestan menos de $100. Siempre me pueden ver usando vestidos o faldas; así que cuando use jeans me gustan comprar jeans cómodos y a un buen precio. Estos jeans de la marca Levis son super diferentes ya que tienen los huecos en las rodillas mas grande de lo normal. Les recomiendo pedir una talla mas pequeña en estos jeans si quieren que les quede mas pequado ya que corren un poco ancho. Abajo comparto mis jeans preferidos, cual les gusta mas? Gracias por leer y visitar el blog! Saludos

affordable suede fringe skirt

Chic Flavours wearing BB Dakota grey fringe skirt

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Shirt/Camisa: Topshop,  Skirt/Falda: BB Dakota size down (also love this one),  Shoes/Zapatos: Louis Vuitton (similar, similar), Sunglasses/Lentes: Dior,  Cuff Bracelet/Pulsera: Bauble Bar

If you follow me on Instagram then you know I’m currently in the beautiful island of Aruba. A lot you have asked me on Instagram about why I travel so much and why I visit Aruba so often. I travel because it’s my passion and I love “discovering” new places wherever I go. I travel to Aruba because it’s close to Maracaibo, Venezuela (my hometown) and a short flight for my parents. I will dedicate a few more post about my travels in the near future, thank you all for your love and support on my pictures! While back in Chicago I wore this beautiful BB Dakota suede fringe skirt which offers a beautiful and romantic movement. This skirt is soft and comfortable, I’m currently wearing a size six but I totally think I could have ordered a size down. Besides its affordable price tag this suede fringe skirt is extremely versatile. You can wear this skirt with a simple white shirt as seen above, a black tee, sneakers or mules. Hope you all like this skirt as much as I do! Wishing everyone  great weekend!


Si me siguen por Instagram saben que estoy en Aruba! Muchos de ustedes me preguntaron por Instagram de porque viajo tanto y porque visito Aruba tan amenudo. Viajo, porque me gusta y es mi pasion. Visito Aruba porque esta cerca de Venezuela y es un vuelo corto para mis padres. Mientras estuve en Chicago use esta falda de pliegos y me encanto el movimiento y lo suave que es. Aparte de tener un buen precio me encanto el material y lo comodo que es. Tambien es super versatil y se puede combinar con una camisa blanca sencilla como la mia o con una t-shirt como esta, con gomaz o estos zapatos. Espero que les gusta esta falda tanto como a mi. Saludos y espero que tengan un buen fin de semana.

Location: Chicago, IL   Photos by: Martine Severin 

How to wear Hunter boots during Spring

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Top/Camisa: Etre Cecile (also here),  Jeans: J.BrandBoots/Botas: Hunter also here,  Purse/Cartera: Kate Spade,  Umbrella: Carolina Herrera (love this one)

What a difference a week makes! I am currently in sunny and beautiful Aruba but exactly one week ago I was in Chicago, notorious for it’s bitter cold winters and crazy weather. We seriously experienced all four seasons in one day; it was first sunny, snow started falling out of nowhere, hail and finally rain…pretty crazy weather but oh so typical of Chicago. The best shoes to have in these kind of situations are definitely these Hunter boots. Perhaps the toughest decision is deciding which color to get; the black is classic and definitely very popular, the royal blue is perfect for spring, the navy color is timeless and the red Hunter boots are fun and the perfect pop of color. I also wear these Hunter boots during the winter with these socks. I wore these J.Brand high rise skinny jeans and this cute striped and flamingo tee for an overall colorful Chicago spring outfit. This tee is definitely a spring and summer statement piece; the navy stripes are a classic style but the bright flamingo adds playful touch. Hope you can follow more of my time in Aruba and I look forward to hearing your feedback on these pictures.


Lo que hace una semana de diferencia! Exactamente hace una semana estaba en Chicago y ahora estoy en Aruba! En Chicago experimente el día mas loco; llovió, nevo y salio el sol todo en un día que la verdad es un día típico en Chicago. Para este tipo de días lo mejor es usar las botas Hunter. La decision mas difícil es elegir que color; el negro es clásico y muy popular, el azul es perfecto para la primavera y el color rojo como las mias es un color vivo y alegre. Durante el invierno tambien uso estas botas con las medias especiales. Use las botas con estos jeans blancos de la marca J.Brand y esta camisa de rayas. Esta camisa es super coqueta, las rayas son clásicas pero el flamingo le da un toque juvenil y alegre. Espero que sigan mas de mi viaje en Aruba por Instagram! Saludos y espero leer sus comentarios sobre este look.

Location: Chicago, IL   Photos by: Martine Severin 

how to wear stripes on stripes during spring

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Shirt/Camisa: Topshop,  Dress/Vestido: TopshopShoes/Zapatos: Converse (also here),  Purse/Cartera: Rebecca Minkoff (different colors here), Sunglasses/Lentes: c/o Eye Buy Direct (under $50), Belt/CorreaGap

Hope everyone had a great weekend! My husband and I spent the weekend in Miami celebrating one of my childhood friends wedding! The bride is from Venezuela and the groom is from Germany and let’s just say it was one of the most fun weddings we have attended. You can see more of my time in Miami on Instagram or Snapchat (chicflavours). While in Chicago I visited one of my go-to department stores, Nordstrom to check the latest spring arrivals where I spotted this Topshop striped dress. At first I wasn’t sure about the dark navy color but after trying it on I loved the thigh-high slits on the dress and feminine silhouette. I added this simple striped shirt for a fun stripes on stripes contrast and my go-to belt from Gap (last seen here). I probably own a total of ten different button down striped shirt from different brands; a striped shirt is one of those key items in your closet that can be worn in many different ways. I usually love tying a striped shirt on the front with white pants for an elegant summer outfit or leave the shirt open for a casual and relaxed look as seen above. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this Topshop dress considering the $68 price tag and love that it can be styled with sneakers as seen above for a casual outfit. This dress can easily be styled with a white or navy jacket and heels for a night out. Later today I am heading back to the airport for yet another exciting trip! Can’t wait! Can you guess where I’m heading? Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to reading your comments.


Les cuento que mi esposo y yo viajamos a Miami para la boda de una de mis amigas. Mi amiga (la novia) es Venezolana y el novio es de Alemania asi que se podrán imaginar, fue una de las mejores bodas que hemos ido. Pueden ver mas de mis aventuras en Miami en Instagram o Snapchat (chicflavours). Mientras estuve en Chicago pase por unas de mis tiendas preferidas, Nordstrom donde vi este vestido de rayas de Topshop. La verdad es que al comienzo no me gusto el color del vestido ya que es muy oscuro pero despues de medirmelo me encanto como me horma y el corte a los lados. Le agregue esta camisa de rayas para crear un contraste. Les cuento que tengo como diez camisas de este tipo, me parecen super sencillas y perfectas para combinar. Siempre me gustan amarrarlas de frente para un look de verano o dejarme la camisa abierta para un look relajado y sencillo como en las fotos. La verdad es que la calidad del vestido me sorprendio ya que cuesta $68 y me parece super fácil de usar para diferentes ocasiones. Les cuento que hoy en la tarde voy saliendo de viaje…pueden adivinar para donde? Espero que les guste este look y espero leer sus comentarios. Saludos!

Location: Chicago, IL   Photos by: Martine Severin 


Chic Flavours- Tory Burch Embroidered Linen Tunic

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Outfit: Tory Burch Embroidered Linen Tunic Tunic/Camisa: Tory Burch (also here and here),  Hat/Sombrero: Forever21 (old) (similar),  Purse/Cartera: Eliza Gran, sold out (also love this one and this one)

Happy Friday Amigos! Even though I am currently in chilly and rainy Chicago I wanted to share these colorful and warm pictures of my beach outfit back in Abu Dhabi wearing this Tory burch embroidered linen tunic. I remember a few years ago when my sister-in-law asked me if I had the opportunity to have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? I remember answering, “Tory Burch.” Some people at the table said their past relatives, Obama and the Pope. I said Tory Burch because I have admire her for years, not only as a fashion designer but as a entrepreneur and philanthropist. Her designs are classic, timeless and elegant. Do you agree? Have you ever thought about this question before? This embroidered linen tunic makes for the perfect beach outfit; the green color is the perfect pop of color and the linen is light and airy for the warm days at the beach. You can also style this tunic as a shirt with jeans or shorts and I would highly recommend sizing down. I added my go to accessory, a hat for an effortless and chic beach outfit. I am heading to Miami later today for a friends wedding and then to Aruba, you can follow along all my travels here or on  Snapchat. Have a great weekend!


Feliz Viernes a todos! Hace algunos años mi cuñada me pregunte que si pudiera cenar con cualquier persona en el mundo, con quien fuera. Yo respondí, Tory Burch. Siempre he admirado su trabajo, no solo como diseñadora pero tambien todo lo que ha hecho por otras mujeres en el mundo de la moda. Sus diseños son clasicos y elegantes. Por ejemplo esta camisa es perfecta para la playa, el encaje le da un toque de elegancia y colór. Les recominedo pedir una talla mas pequeña ya que corre grande. Esta camisa tambien se puede usar para la playa como en las fotos o con jeans y shorts para un día casual. Agregue esta cartera de playa super coqueta y uno de mis sombreritos. Les cuento que hoy en la noche voy saliendo para Miami para la boda de una amiga  y después para Aruba. Pueden ver mas de mis viajes aquí o en Snapchat. Saludos!

Location: Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi  Photos by: Ekaterina 

For Love & Lemons Statement Dress

Chic Flavours wearing For Love and Lemons Eva Dress in black

Chic Flavours wearing For Love and Lemons Eva Dress in the Spring

Chic Flavours wearing For Love and Lemons Eva Midi dress

Chic Flavours wearing For Love and Lemons Eva Midi dress in black

Chic Flavours wearing Schutz Juliana heels in black

Chic Flavours wearing For Love and Lemons Eva Dress

Dress/Vestido: For Love & Lemons (also love the white version),  Shoes/Zapatos: Schutz (love this color), Purse/Cartera: Gucci (similar style),

How is everyone’s week going so far? It’s incredible how fast time is flying by! After a busy Monday in the UAE I flew overnight to Chicago and even though I will only be here until Friday I look forward to the colder temperatures and catching up with friends. I wore this romantic and sexy dress over the weekend for a date night with my husband. At first when I spotted this dress on Shopbop I wasn’t sure of the fit; I was worried my bra would show in the middle mesh section. This dress is very different from anything I’ve ever worn but I love trying new things and surprising my husband. Nonetheless, I was so excited when I received the dress in Abu Dhabi (Shopbop offers free 3 day shipping to the UAE) and loved how unique this dress is. I love the romantic movement and colorful floral embroidery of this dress. This dress is perfect for a romantic summer vacation or date night. Shopbop is offering 25% OFF your entire purchase…amazinggg! I’m hoping to get these classic denims, this Rebecca Minkoff neon purse and this classic striped top. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing your feedback on this statement For Love and Lemons dress.


Saludos desde Chicago! Como pasa el tiempo de rapido verdad? Aunque solo voy a estar en Chicago hasta el Viernes estoy feliz de disfrutar un poquito del frío y ver a mis amigos. Durante el fin de semana use este mismo look para cenar con mi esposo. La verdad es que cuando vi este vestido en Shopbop no estaba segura de como me iba a quedar; no sabia si se me veia el sosten en la mitad del vestido. Este vestido es sumamente unico y diferente. Me encanta el movieminto, el encaje de las flores y el “sheer.” Este vestido se puede usar para la playa, unas vacaciones románticas y para salir en la noche. Que les parece? Ustedes usarían este vestido? Shopbop esta ofreciendo 25% de descuento en todo!! Happy Shopping!

Location: Abu Dhabi  Photos by: Ekaterina 

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