Quote of the Day!

"What you once thought to be pointless, may one day come to have meaning."

Friday, December 23, 2011


 What do you think of these studded shorts?!?  I went to a Goodwill and found the perfect pair of levi jeans and cut them into shorts.  I destroyed them a bit and tried to get the edges to be quite fringy.  I then added some studs for the perfect touch. I am so happy with how these came out and they are now my all time favorite! I am thinking of creating a black pair with maybe some gold studs.  What do you all think?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dreaming away.

I am laying in my room and the most random thoughts are coming to me and I thought I should share.  Life is such a beautiful existence.  It's disappointing that the silliest of things can irritate us or lead us to be arrogant.  I know I have my moments when I am a bit over emotional.  One thing I always think about is my family.  They are wonderful and have such a positive impact on my life.  I live in a great area and have so much opportunity.  Why are there times when I am complaining or getting frustrated over the dumbest of things.  I myself want to work on taking in all of the positivity that surrounds me.  By doing this I can remain at a calm happy level inside and out.  I have been blessed to have such wonderful events and people be a part of my life.  Without the greatness of the world I wouldn't be the person I am today.  I hope everyone out there has some time to think about the most important things in the world.  Wake up tomorrow and grasp them.  All of the nonsense you used to make a huge deal about will fade and the joyous energy will surround you and put a smile on you and those that surround you. Have a great night and day tomorrow everyone.  XOXO

~thought from Marlene

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fringe with a hint of tint!

  I went to the movie "Friends with Benefits" today.  I love that movie and would be interested in going again!  I found an old fringe bag tucked in my closet and thought it would be perfect to use today. I threw it over a lace top and pink vest, both of which I purchased at Forever 21.  To add a little height to myself and something more to my outfit I put on a pair of cheetah wedges.  I have learned to check through my old belongings every so often because you never know what treasures may be hidden.  :)  

Also tonight I am going to try and improve the design of my blog.  So please continue to follow and keep up with my style, food, and life.  <3  Yours Truly, Marlene

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Burger anyone?

On Friday evening I went to a dinner birthday party.   We went to a place called The Beer and Burger Joint  down in South Beach.  Something very special happened to me that evening, I saw the biggest burger I have ever seen!!!!! The burger was 10 pounds and was giant!  The best part of the giant burger was that the workers used a sawlike tool to slice it.  How crazy is that?  A group of guys split it, but if you can eat it all in 2 hours by yourself you can get it for free.  My sister and I enjoyed a hotel california burger.  It was quite tasty! 

Monday, July 25, 2011


I cropped one of my favorite tops today!! It was originally quite long.  I ripped the neckline and the bottom for a shorter length.  No matter your race, your beliefs, or your way of living, in the end we are all human.  I received this shirt while helping out at an American Association of University Women (AAUW) convention and really enjoy what the shirt represents. You can purchase this shirt and also check out others at http://www.so-medesigns.com.  Also I just purchased a MacBook Pro and love the photo booth =D 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fun in the Sun

I spent the other day in South Beach roaming around!  I stopped at one of my favorite pizza places called Pizza Rustica and just walked around the area to do a bit of shopping, walking, and talking!  I am wearing a fedora, white tank, levis, and some cheetah wedges.  To top off the look I wore some red lipstick! I am obsessed with color on the lips!  I really want to purchase a bright pink shade next!!  I go crazy in MAC! Using different tones from eyes, to cheek, to lips can definitely define your look. You can go Natural or Fierce      

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Envisioning New York

I am planning to go to New York City for the first time in my life this year.  I envision myself there every day and cannot wait!  The lifestyle just seems amazing.  All of the walking, unique fashion, independent people, and so much beauty.  For those of you reading, I would love to know what your favorite thing about the city would have to be?  It doesn't have to be New York.  Any city!  I enjoy reading about others' experiences. Food included =D  I hope everyone is having a day as bright as you are!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Hey all you bloggers!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I have been super busy lately and have not been blogging for a long while.  I thought tonight would be perfect to create a new blog post.  I have great news.  I just graduated on Saturday, June 4th. WOOOOH!  I wore a scalloped cream dress from ASOS and I am in love with it!  Definitely my favorite buy in a long time.  The back is open and its so unique.  I recommend checking out ASOS.com, you will not regret it. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cupcake Galore!

This weekend my roommate celebrated her 21st!  I decided to try something new and make tye-dye'ish cupcakes!  All you have to do is separate the batter into different containers and dye each container a different color.  Then you layer up the different batter when you put them into the cupcake paper.  And WALLLLA! You have colorful and fun cupcakes!  I used lemon frosting and regular white funfetti frosting and I just dyed them fun colors too keep the theme going.  This is a great way to create your own cupcakes that look and taste amazing!!! =D

Friday, April 8, 2011


I recently did a shoot with a friend who is starting photography.   Do u like the look? I definitely had a lot of fun and love how the pictures turned out!  And also I made my shorts. They were actually levi pants and i cut them off to the length I wanted and used a sandpaper block and was able to add some holes for a destroyed look.  I definitely saved a lot and created something I am in love with.  Look through what you have because you can always use that imagination and do incredible things with your belongings!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Open Back Monday :)

Today I am wearing an open back top that I love! It's so comfy and cute and works great for me today because I am extremely lazy ;)  One thing I have yet to purchase is an open back dress.  I was just browsing Urbanoutfitters.com and came across some.  The first one is a sparkle and fade knit bow dress and the second is a Pins and Needles Bow-Back sweater dress! I adore them and really like the bows!  What do you guys think about the open slit in the front of the Dolce Vita Marina dress? Yay or Nay?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yummy Yummy in my tummy

Right now I am laying in bed and the only thing I can think of is how much I love food. mmmmm I went to Chipotle the other day and had the best grilled chicken burrito. And my sister can make a mean alfredo pasta! It was soo good, I was in charge of the garlic toast(kinda burnt woops!)  I have a pb&j pretty much every day LOVE grape jelly!! I also really love bananas and peanut butter.  I recommend making a peanut butter and banana wrap, it's a great snack. I just tried it out about a month ago and now I'm hooked!  And a veggie pizza can never go wrong in my book as long as there are onions! =P

Monday, March 14, 2011


Today's look is inspired by lace! So excited to wear a new top that I forgot my tag on :/ YIKES.. my bad. I love the vintage feel that comes along with creamy lace.  I feel so Victorian! :D My soft and calm look is exactly how I am feeling. My inner feelings and mood definitely reflect what i wear.  One day I could be looking like a biker chick the other an angel.  But I love it because I am able to test out new looks!  Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone here and there when it comes to the clothing you choose; it can only open up more doors :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I am going through a stage of RED LIPS!! I recently tried Beyonce's Infallible red lip stick.  (pictured above)I definitely recommend it if you haven't purchased it all ready! It stays on for hours and the crazy thing is that even when I ate and drank nothing came off, smudge free.  It is every girl's fantasy.. ever lasting lip stick!  =D
The color red is incredible.  It can come off as fierce, sophisticated, or just crazy!! I tried a different deeper shade of red today to go with my sophisticated blazer look. The color red in general  adds a unique touch and can spicen up your look!

Some of my favorite pictures include Beyonce, Nicole Richie, Chanel Iman, Wang Xiao, and Mary Kate all with fabulous red lips! It's a fashion favorite.  Who says you can't rock the red too?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Coffee, Gems, and Creeps!

Hello Happy Monday!  Today is a beautiful day so far.  I just went to Starbucks and enjoyed a delicious sugar free Hazelnut nonfat latte. Yes, i did say SUGAR FREE!!  Anyways I threw on one of my favorite tops-which was definitely one of my best finds.  And I just picked up these skimmer shoes the other day and I'm in love. I think they will get great use and they are very versatile.  A dressy night or a casual day, these will come in handy.
I was just browsing the Solestruck  site to check up on the latest shoes.   I came across 2  crazy pairs!    The gems one is  a Haus of Price Mega Bootie.     Isn't it pretty?  The one further right is a Maurie and Eve Creeper Wedge.   ONE OF A KIND!  These designers are so clever .  Both of these pairs are sure  to grab attention.     Like, Love?