Book of the Month: March

21 Apr 2017

A little bit behind on this post, but please bare with me, graduation is around the corner and things are just completely hectic. But even in that situation surprisingly I managed to finish a book for the month of March, so even though I am doing terrible in updating the blog, I am still on track with the Book of the Month project :D

This book has been such a delight to read. It is from one of my most favorite authors, the one and only, Cecelia Ahern. I've set a goal to myself that I needed to read all of the books from her that I could possibly get my hands onto. So far I've read "How to Fall in Love", "The Book of Tomorrow" and "If You Could See Me Now", and of course "Thanks for the Memories". I particularly love Ahern's books because although they do have some type of romanticism (even though I detest romantic books) it is not too cheesy and at the end the main character always stays strong. So far with the books I've read from her, the female character does not need a man to succeed, she can find success on her own, but that male figure is there to support her, but regardless, she has the power to overcome whatever she is going through.

I like this, I really do. I never was the type of person who liked the idea of a damsel in distress that needs to be saved by prince charming. Gross, what are we? weak and incapable beings? It does not matter if we are women or men, we are humans. We might have some biological differences but still, we all bleed red don't we? Talking about blood here it is funny because in this book, blood is a big part of the story. And no, it does not include vampires.

The plot goes about a woman that had a miscarriage by falling down the stairs (right at the beginning of the book, what a way to start a story right?) and so she needs a blood transfusion because she was losing a lot of blood. After she receives this blood, she starts seeing things from another life, as if she is another person. Turns out that the person that donated the blood and eventually got into the main character's body, this is the guy's life that Joyce sees it. So it's like as if she got a part of his life into her and he also has a sensation that somehow they are attached (which of course, it's about the blood). But they do not know this yet. So the entire story is them crossing paths and losing each other, but then they try to find each other again. Sounds like a hustle but trust me, it is a lot of fun to read this adventurous journey. If you decide to give this book a read, let me know what you though of it!

The Power-Suit is back

2 Mar 2017


Book of The Month: January/February

7 Feb 2017

The book for the month of January was the sequel for the famous novel Me Before You, however I have not finished it so I am carrying it to the month of Feb. Perhaps until the middle of the month? In fact it is suuuuuch a good book that if I would have not started college yet, I would have probably be done by now. I purchased it sometime in the beginning of January from Publix, that supermarket in Miami when I was staying with the fam for winter break. Started reading, and I could not stop. Kept saying 'one more chapter, and then I'll stop" just to find myself awake reading at 5 am.

Then classes started and things got a bit more hectic. At first I carried the book around with me so whenever I had a free time like waiting for the bus, or if I arrived for class earlier, I would take the book out and read as many pages as I could. But, carrying my laptop, binders and textbooks, along with the book? It is not much of a wise idea. Unfortunately the pages are starting to fold and I accidentally spilled pasta sauce on it as well :( This happened because I went to eat with a friend, and they were leftovers, put the little take away box in my backpack and the next thing I know is that I open my bag and I see a little lake of white sauce. Maybe I should start carrying a separate little bag specifically for my book?

Anyways, why should you read this book you may ask. Well for starters, if you really wanna know what happens next after Will Traynor dies and Louisa Clark goes to Paris, then yes, this book is so worth it. You are in for a HUGE and unexpected surprise. I do not want to reveal too much but the book really explores Louisa's overcoming with grief, and how she moves forward in life. Personally I am not much of a romantic, I dislike very much any romantic story and cheesy things, but this novel by Jojo Moyes is more than just telling a romance, it makes you think about life, time and makes you discuss about morality. What would you do if you were Will? Would you have go ahead and die or just live in pain for the rest of your life but regardless, stay with the woman you love? I had so many discussions with friends about this. But yes, totally recommend it if you are those curious ones that wonders after a story ends what do the characters do next? I cant wait to finish this book, so far got only two more chapters to finish :D

Happy Reading!!

Pop of Colors

20 Jan 2017

Pop of Colors

Dash Miami Visit

How can you not visit the Dash store if you are around Miami? This boutique is basically one of the must visit places in a tourist's list. I mean, it was in mine at least...

I've heard things about it before like they had pretty much simple items in relation to their high prices. To be honest I wasn't expecting too much from Dash after such reviews. But when I finally visited myself, I kind of am a fan now? Yeah it was true of what people said about Dash having simple clothes, and the prices are high but if you wanna dress up like a Kardashian (and pretend to be one of the sisters) then this store is totally for you. Just be prepared to take some (many) green papers from out of your wallet, if this is not a problem for you, then shop till you drop! ;)

For peasants like me however, we can also find some things from here and there. For example their perfumes are not that bad of a price, approximately around 60 to 80 dollars only and the scent is surprisingly REALLY good! I would totally recommend the honey one, I utterly mostly fell in love with it.

The atmosphere of the whole store was pretty Kardashian-like. Very chic, on the top trend from the music they were playing, to the way their products were presented, super glamorous but very chill and laid back at the same time. The Dash girls were very welcoming and attentive, and I loooved their outfits. In each rack you will find a different style according to a Kardashian sister. My favorite was Khloe's! More casual, denim and plaids. Kim's of course had more items that were tightly fitted and lace, not for me at all.

Overall. Dash store is indeed simple. Do not expect golden floors, cameras flashing towards you and a red carpet at the entrance. Bu they do deliver in the sense that they have that Kardashian soul, and as I said, if you want to look like a Kardashian, this is the place to shop.

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