Friday, April 20, 2012

whats in my bag!!!

What is in my bag??

   I just realized that I posted the purse that I'm carrying back in August of last year.  I was so happy this morning when I was able to take it out of the handbag closet and use it today.  I had bought this one late summer last year when fall was about to come in so I only used it for like three weeks.  I also noticed that many of you asked about the Micheal Kors purse and their quality well I am In love, I have about five of them and they are so well made.  For example this one and was skeptical about purchasing it because I paid around $300 and I thought it would not last very long being that it was a straw bag and all.   But I really liked it so I pulled that bullet and purchased it last year.  This year I took it out and is still in new condition and they are still on trend for this summer (extra points).  I highly recommend Micheal Kors Purses they last forever I bought my first MK like eight years ago and I still use it.  Oh and before I forget I absolutely love their lining.  The lining is made out of some soft cotton-linen material that I just love it feels so earthy...I'm in love.

So the post is about what is in my bag???
 (I've always wanted to do these because I always wonder what other people carry in their bags)

A peek of what my purse looks like when it is filled with personal belongings.

Everything that is inside my purse minus my cellphone which I used to take pictures.

List of Items:
-Coach sunglasses
-pink tape measure (good for shopping on-line)-upcoming post
-classic ipod
-Nikon S8100 Camera
-everyday touch up make up
-coach wallet-black leather
-extra battery for camera
-black cross pen
-compact Las Vegas mirror
-green notebook -bright ideas and to keep creativeness
-Versace eyeglasses

   This wallet is my ultimate favorite wallet I bought because it basically goes with every purse with a black undertone and I also bought one in brown for my brown purses.  Wallets tend to be very expensive and its hard to buy both the wallet and the purse I do sometimes however splurge on both but when I don't I must say I have this two that go with every purse.  I spent roughly $350 on this black wallet and I do not regret I can use it with almost any purse.

Coach wallet

    As a blogger I always carry a camera around but it is hard to carry my dslr everywhere because it is so big.  So I recently upgraded by Sony cybershot to this Nikon S8100 and its small enough to fit in my purse, I can leave my dslr in the car and just take pics with my smaller camera in an emergency.  If you like to blog I advise that you always have a camera with you its perfect for instantaneous inspiration.  On that note I also always have my inspirational notebook.  I loved this green plain notebook that I purchased at the world market.  If an idea comes to mind I pull it out and just write it down. 

Nikon S8100

Notepad and Cross pen in black

 ipod classic

Coach sunglasses

Versace prescribed eyeglasses 

clear toiletries/makeup bag or essentials bag
(a separate blog post for this)

*all pictures were taken with my iphone which is also in my purse on a daily basis.

     This is all I carry in my purse almost everyday.   Please note that this purse is smaller than what I carry on a regular basis some things have been omitted.  I would also like to know whats inside your purse do share in the comments below.
Sparkle Always,
Rosalba Suarez

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


     I have a confession to make I have been experiencing what I like to call a Personal Fashion Block, yes kind of like writers block but this is a Personal Fashion Block.  What is a Personal Fashion Block?  Its when nothing that is in your closet is speaking to you at the moment.  I say Personal because I can style just about anyone around me except myself these days.  I have no problem creating outfits for other people but I cannot seem to create anything that I like for me.  I have amazing skills at dressing up my teenage nieces, my older sisters, my mother, friends and just about anyone that calls me but at this time in my life not me.   I don't know if any of you readers have experienced this but is an awful feeling.  My go to outfits lately are blazers and skinny pants makes me look polished and put together. 
       I have made my own therapy sessions by making inspirational boards, reading blogs, fashion magazines and it really has helped me. I have decided to do just that post on what is currently inspiring me, it might be a blog, a celebrity, woman of power  I know my creative side is there I just have to find my center which is what im working with.
   Wow this post has been in my drafts for a couple of months now and I have finally decided to post it but with good news.  My personal fashion block has come back!  I would like to thank God and the universe for allowing me to visualize my style and back to rocking it.   I am also thankful for the all the bloggers out there that have helped in getting out of the rut by posting great fashion trends and inspirations.  I have a list of themes that I am working on and will now be posting on a regular basis.  Thank you so much for reading and your patience.  I would like to recommend a blog that I love and follow, ninistyle by Nini Nguyen.  I believe she was the first blog that I began to read and was hooked immediatly, by reading her blog I know she has a great vision and a special heart.  Please visit her blog she is amazing she also has her own clothing line which is available on her link.

P.S. I will be posting more this week and I have not forgotten the giveaway I had promised be in the lookout. 

Love you guys!!!

Sparkle Always,
Rosalba Suarez

Friday, November 25, 2011

I love my nephew Jonathan!!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday 3-Things

With the beginning of a new week I always like to start by being grateful and happy for 3 things they could be personal belongings or simply health.  This week has been crazy and I am excited that my blog is going by well and is taking its shape, I want to thank the readers who have taken time to read my blog.  Thank you!!!!


     A Zumba fitness class that I start tomorrow with 2 of my sisters and my nephew's girlfriend.  On our way to better bodies and healthy minds!!!  

                 My new Micheal Kors straw tote, perfect for summer and to freshen up office attire.

                                            I will be celebrating a month being Diet Coke free!!!   :)

These are three small things that I am grateful for to begin this week, I thank God every morning for all that I have and for what I lack as well.  What are you thankful for?

Sparkle Always,
Rosalba Suarez

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The girl on a budget.....

     With the economy the way it is going either you are broke or being frugal.   Last week I went shopping for household items at Wal-Mart while browsing I saw a large section of t-shirts that were priced down to $4.00 from $5.00, being the one that is a compulsive shopper i bought one.  My sister was with me and she looked at me like I was crazy, however I already had in mind how I was going to wear it.  My plans on how to wear were soon changed as soon as I saw a a beautiful silk scarf for only $4.88, by this time my sister really thought I was delirious.  Not caring I went for the purchase and made my way to pay and leave the store very happy.

    On Monday I immediately wore those two items together without one doubt that the outfit would not work.  I paired these two great finds with a pair of white wide leg trousers, brown blazer and a pair of navy open shoes with a wooden heel that have an awesome button on the side. 

                                      (blazer is not photographed due to it being at the cleaners)

   The final touches to an outfit are the accessories and I used these and my awesome coach summer purse!

   The magic of making heads turn while wearing in outfit has nothing to do with brands or price tag its all about pairing them with the right clothes.  If you are currently going through financial problems be assured that it does not matter where you buy your clothes its about using creativity to mix your pieces and confidence in yourself!   

On this post:
T-Shirt - White Stag (Wal-Mart)
Scarf - George (Wal-Mart)
Trousers - GAP
Blazer - Zara
Shoes - Zinc
Watch - Gucci
Pearls - Helzberg & Kay Jewelers
Bangles - 14K unknown vendor
Over sized Ring - 14k pink gold -unknown vendor
Astrological Chain -unknown vendor



Thursday, August 4, 2011

A little generosity, goes a long way!!!

     I have been letting God speak to me a lot this week, and since Monday he has been speaking to me about being generous.   I realized it today that it was God speaking to me on this subject by social media of twitter and tumblr, he said it's time to give liberally.  I started thinking okay but I give everything I help people I give to the church so what else it was then when I realized that he was not talking monetary giving, he was speaking to me in giving it all.

   On Monday morning I was scrolling through some tweets and while going through them a tweet from Diane Von Furstenberg (@DVF is her twitter account, follow her) caught my attention and I felt chills running through my back.   The tweet said "Generosity is the best investment, color your life with beautiful thoughts" -Love Diane.  First thing I did was get my little inspirations book out and automatically wrote it down for further reflection.  She says that generosity if the best investment, what a powerful and true statement, as we can see in the bible in the book of Luke chapter 6 verse 38.  It  says "Give, and it will be given to you.  Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.  For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you" what she tweeted was exactly what the bible says about being generous.

     Then this morning I go on to read DKNY PR GIRL'S Tumblr (@dkny is her twitter account) and I found an article that was about being generous.  This article was more explicit into what kind of generosity she was talking about she was talking about compliments.  How we should give out compliments when they are deserved not keep them and be jealous, that it returns a joy sort of like winning a million bucks.   

     See sometime we are so involved in our own little world that we don't even have time to stop and thank the lady who is giving us our change at the gas station or smile at the little girl who is loving our shoes.  God was talking about being generous at my job in what I do, do more than what is required and be generous to others, my loved ones and to myself.  He says that giving is an investment and we must share what I have.  I tell you if you want to live a plentiful satisfied life give generously.  Sometimes you may think you do not have anything to give but God is saying start giving away acts of kindness.  Give away as much smiles as you can, the more smiles you give away the more you will receive and in return many windows will open in many areas in your life.

 Lets all be generous the world needs it!!!

Itching for Fall....

     With all the buzz about NYFW we can only say Fall is just around the corner, I don't know about you but I am just itching for fall to get here.  The weather here in Texas has been over 100 degrees F, and the thought of fall weather puts a smile in my face (OK honestly I'm not sure if its the weather but the clothes for sure).  I love Fall during this time you can wear clothes that automatically just makes you look put together.  Even the fall scenery is beautiful with leaves turning yellow orange and the way they just fall perfectly on the street makes the morning run just a bit more appealing.  In all reality its just mid summer and fall weather will not be here until mid September! 

     So for us fashion obsessed what do we do with fall advertising's teasing us on all the fall clothing?  We incorporate it to our summer wardrobe until the much anticipated fall arrives!  In this post I will be giving you some ideas on how to wear summer pieces and fall pieces for work and play.

     The plaid blazer has been on my radar for the past 3 weeks and I seem to have found the perfect on one at h&m, its affordable, chic and in style!

     This h&m plaid blazer is so versatile it could be worn to the office to keep you looking sharp all day long. I would definitely wear with a brown pencil skirt underneath this vintage inspired t-shirt all from Zara and add these amazing Ralph Lauren loafer pumps. 

 This blazer can also be worn to go out for brunch with friends, a day of running errands or on a sweet movie nights with your main squeeze.  For this types of outings I would pair it with some H&M shorts, DKNY t-shirt and Aldo flat oxofords


      For those summer nights where it starts to become chilly at night you can pair both of these outfits with these boots found at Aldo.

      Finally an outfit is only complete unless you have the perfect accessories to go with it.  I have found these items to go with both outfits first the blogger favorite Micheal Kors watch, second these earrings and bracelet from Forever 21 and lastly a killer bag like this one found at Coach.

Have a happy weather transitioning!!!!