watching my throne.

"There are only 2 choices; make progress or make excuses." -Ellen Mikesell

My entire life I've been use to doing so much for others that it became difficult to focus solely on myself. Somehow, I was always able to keep progressing in my life toward my own goals. Now I guard my accomplishments with my life. Watching my throne and not letting anyone step on or take away what I've built this far for myself has to be one of my greatest traits. I've come to the conclusions that I treat my fashion career like it's my child. haha. My sister and I were driving, saw these gold doors, and she looked at me like...umm you need to take pictures there immediately. Anything gold is my favorite. I knew with this dress I wanted to wear my hair in an incredibly high ponytail. I make it a point to do so many looks that people don't really know how or what to label me. So add this one to your books.

embellished dress from sheinside; mesh peep toe heels from chinese laundry


i always want more for myself.

"I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.” -Ana├»s Nin

I've been working hard lately, well that's a given. A lot of people ask me what I do on my days off...haha. What day off? Fashion week is coming up and I have yet to put together some stunning outfits. I need to find time to play my music (usually Kanye West and Lady Gaga when I pick out ensembles) and just brainstorm ideas then execute them. I try to outdo myself every fashion week. It's a constant competition with my own self. I was featured in the Filipino Magazine Candy! The outfit that caught their eye was my thrifted pink jumpsuit that I wore with cosmic Jeffrey Campbell Litas. This is the second time a magazine acknowledged me for the same outfit. It's mind boggling to think about how far my name has reached. It's only up from here. I also am starting to get a little homesick again. Seeing the magazine put my location as Orlando makes me miss home even more. Hope everyone has a safe weekend and enjoys watching the Olympics in London!


lavender lace.

"I can fall in love but I can't fall in line."

There is this gorgeous church off 110th street that I knew I needed to take pictures at once I found something pretty enough to wear to it. For those who don't know, my favorite fashion designer is Elie Saab. This dress looks almost like something Elie Saab would make for his runway line, I knew I couldn't wait to have it. There are just so many details I love about this dress. The lavender, because it's clearly my favorite color, the sheer parts of the dress that reveal my skin underneath, the layered lace, the cinched waist. Everything about this gown is perfection. It's fairy-like, I'm not even kidding you. I parked my car on a side street to walk over to the church and take pictures with my sister. I'm forcing my sister to hold the train of the dress up so it doesn't get ruined while crossing the street and a group of guys scream out to me "you look awesome!" My sister, being incredibly hilarious as she always is, screams back to them "MY SISTER'S GETTING MARRIED!" So all the guys kept congratulating me and going on and on about it, so of course I played along saying thank you back and acted super happy in love walking to the church. haha. Funny times. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Lara gown; candies heels, vintage pearl drop earrings


summertime fine.

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." -Beverly Sills

A month or so ago, I did a photoshoot with ShopTikedi. She specializes in mainly shirt shredding, which I clearly am a fan of. You might have seen me wearing one of her tops in my previous 'forever young' post. She has extremely rare pieces that she does all by hand. You guys can check out more of her pieces, as well as more pictures of me from the shoot on her store. I think the most difficult thing to come up with while doing a blog post is the perfect title. I believe summertime fine is incredibly appropriate. The weekend is here, I hope everyone has a safe one.

clothes: shoptikedi | photographer: lafayette bless | makeup: adrianna fanni | model: crissy
american apparel hot shorts; shoptikedi tops


who gon stop me huh?

"Thank you for allowing me to push the envelope. I put in a lot of work, a lot of hours, a lot of sleepless nights to bring you the best product possible. I don't take it lightly. I love you all and I don't take for granted the opportunity that's been given." -Kanye West

Can we please discuss my geometric catsuit from iheartposhshoppe? How amazing is it? I've been highly anticipating taking pictures of me in this. ILovePoshShoppe gave me a special coupon code for just my followers. Type in the code: LoveNadia10 and you'll get an instant 10% off. It ends 7/31/2012 so use it asap! Lately, I've had more drive than ever. I don't believe there is one human being who could stop me from getting where I need to be. Identifying who you are and what you really want out of life makes getting where you want to be so much easier. I think every day I make a new commitment to myself. The more the days go by, the more fan mail I receive. Everytime I get a really touching comment from one of you, I screen shot a picture of it on my iPhone so I can later go back and read it whenever I'm being hard on myself or having an off day. Let's just say the majority of the pictures in my phone are letters. You guys impact my life just as much as I do yours. I inspire you through fashion but you inspire me on a whole nother level just by words. I wish I could personally thank each and every one of you. Being able to be myself and impact people's lives is all I could wish for. I work hard but you guys make it possible.

iheartposhshoppe geometric catsuit; jessica simpson heels


they could see it in my eyes, fireworks.

"You cant depend your happiness on someone else, thats your job."

Happy 4th of July! Of course it was greatly needed to do a red, white, and blue ensemble for you guys. I have been dying for BBQ lately so thankfully I now have a reason to. Yes, I'm definitely wearing two belts. For people who have been following me from day one know I have this issue with wearing double. I use to do it with my watches, wearing two at on the same wrist, so I felt it was necessary with the belts as well. haha. Hopefully, I get to see some fireworks tonight. The song appropriate for today is Drake ft Alicia Keys-Fireworks. That song is everything for today. Everyone have a safe night!

american apparel dress, vintage earrings and belts


forever young.

"Always control your emotions and never allow temporary defeat to prevent you from achieving your true desires. The key to success is staying in control of your emotions, regardless of the situation, and using them to propel you forward."

I constantly get questions on where I get the majority of my clothes from, especially where to get plus size jeans. For those who are looking for plus size high waisted jeans that are super cute, need to go to Blu Blush and check out their selection. I have a ton of followers that range from every body type. I wanted to take time to focus on the plus size community since they are incredibly supportive of me. A few weeks back I did a photoshoot for Shop Tikedi. Of course, she was so lovely to gift me some of her shredded pieces which I became incredibly obsessed with. I'll be doing a post soon with some of the photos from the shoot. I love summer time in NYC. My skin has been incredibly pale since I've moved here from Florida. This past weekend I dedicated some time to tanning and getting color back which makes me miss my routines in Florida. Hope everyone has a fun and safe July 4th!

studded blu blush shorts; american apparel bra; shoptikedi shredded top