Fall Pieces To Incorporate Into Your Closet

Fall Pieces To Incorporate Into Your Closet

I am currently taking a deep breath and saying goodbye to the summer. But when I go outside it feels like summer still. I went to Starbucks and the pumpkin spice lattes are being served, OMG!! So I am definitely saying goodbye to the summer. I am getting my closet ready because fall & winter are my favorite seasons. Today I want to share with you guys about my latest collaboration with Standards & Practices.

As much as I love fashion, I am very particular where I buy my clothes. When I went to fashion school I learned more about fabrics and construction. Since then my life has not been the same. I have watched many documentaries, and have read news in regards to fast fashion. If you don’t know what fast fashion is please please do yourself a favor and do your research. By the Way, post coming soon in regards to this topic.

Working with brands that believe in providing garments made with great quality, and that are not breaking the rules is very important for me. I strongly believe that investing in pieces that are made out of good quality fabrics, and eco-friendly will not only help your budget but the environment.

Standards & Practices it’s a brand that is dedicated to the women who want to stay on trend, on a budget and always fashion forward. Their pieces are very well made, with great fabrics. They are eco-friendly using greener technology and innovative designs. 

My 1st fall piece

Is the Milla Sheer Black Skimmer Top. A top with sheer sleeves, very flattering to your body, sheer back with a detailed zipper in the middle. It goes very well with any kind of bottoms or a pencil skirt.

My 2nd fall piece

Bardot High Waist Basic Rinsed Denim Knit Ankle Skinny Jeans

Denim is always a must-have. I finally found a pair that is Comfortable and stretchy, being a latin woman with some hips it’s very hard to find jeans that fit me well.

I truly like these two pieces. Both fit perfectly into my wardrobe. Remember to add Pieces that are versatile, fashion-forward, and eco- friendly. Check out Standards & practices, you will fall in love with their denim, is to die for. Use my code MISFIT to get 25% of your purchase. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and wishing you all the best for this fall. Before I leave… what pieces are you incorporating this fall? share on the comment box! I really want to know.

with love,

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Standards & Practices. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

 

The Fanny Pack Trend is Here To Stay

The Fanny Pack Trend is Here To Stay

Today talking about the fanny pack trend and how is here to stay. But before I start let me say hello, my dear friends! Oh, how I missed writing and sharing with you guys. I know I always say that it has been a while, but it has been a couple of weeks since my last post which was saying goodbye to my 20’s. In my new season, I have experienced so much change, having t balance it all has been rough. Besides trying to do it all, you know I keep an eye on trends & whatever is going on in the fashion world. It is very important for me to share about it because I am passionate about style. I want to share with you guys helpful information, so the first time I saw the fanny pack trend was around December of last year somewhere. I want to say it was at a show or a post, but to best honest, I was never into fanny packs. The first fanny pack I ever owned was when I was little and it was just used to go to Disney and carry my autograph book.

The Fanny Pack Trend is everywhere

Now everywhere I look there is someone rocking a fanny pack!! Either wearing it the original way or across the body. Not only women are wearing fanny packs but men as well which is great to see. Right now New York Men’s Fashion Week is happening and all I see on my feed since I follow the hashtags is guys rocking their stylish outfits with a fanny pack.

About two weeks ago I went to a fashion event, and found a waterproofed fanny pack! this was a win for me, I wanted a fanny pack to add to my wardrobe, a versatile piece.

You might be thinking “that is not my style, or I can’t ever wear that” but don’t be discouraged. Style is about taking risk, trying new things, mixing new pieces with old ones and being yourself.

The Fanny Pack is here to stay, is not going anywhere yet so if you want to try it, do it!  There are so many places selling fanny packs right now, so find one that you can afford of course and the one that speaks to you.

Here how I style mine! Let me know what you guys think of this fanny pack trend, do you like it or is it something you are scared to try??

Have a great week friends!

with love,

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Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. All opinions are a 100% my own. It does include a few affiliate links.

Trend Alert: Polka Dots

 

Fashion Bloggers Bren & Pip Parkins

Illustrated by yours truly

 

Hello Friends! I feel like I always start my post saying “it’s been a while” but guys it has been a while. I am so sorry I have taken so long to write a blog post, life has been a little hectic and with a lot of transitions. Today I want to talk about how Polka dots are hot right now!! I haven’t seen this trend in a while, polka dots give me a vintage, chic, classy type of vibe. I was looking through my Instagram feed today, and saw so many girls that I follow wearing polka dots outfits. A combination of different pieces, and accessories, certain people are afraid of wearing polka dots, but is doable. You can mix and match pieces, like stripes, bold colors, and lots of denim, Also keep in mind that with any pattern you gotta consider size and proportion. I found some images of all these beautiful ladies wearing different styles of polka dots, and they all have different bodies.

Keep an eye of how they style them too. If you have a polka dot piece that you haven’t worn in a while or you aren’t to sure on how to wear it, this will give you some sort of idea, and inspiration for your polka dot outfit.

Polka dots from the Mulberry runway to the streets!
 

 

I have created a listed of items that you can shop now as well

 

with love,

Dress up your phone with iDeal of Sweden

 

Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a special collaboration with iDeal Sweden. I heard of this brand through a blogger who happened to have a cool and stylish phone cover when I was sketching her outfit at a fashion event. We talked about how sometimes we like to match our accessories with our phone cases and she told me all about the company. I really enjoyed our convo and did my research.

iDeal of Sweden is a Swedish company that specializes on creating fashion and lifestyle products  for cell phone accessories. They find inspiration from fashion shows, and trade shows and design great phone accessories that can match any of your outfits. All their products are made in Sweden and  I highly recommend that you go read all about them, and check out their products. 

This is the Port Laurent Marble case. It came in a clear case that kept the cover protected. You can tell that the company truly invest in quality products because there was not a single scratch or dent on it, it came with a personal note and with a little booklet with more information about the brand. 

The case inside has a suede cover that makes it easy to slide the phone in.

Isn’t it cool!? I love the combination of colors, the black background (black is one of my favorite colors) and the touch of gold, blue and that dash of brown. If you didn’t know marble is a huge trend right now, specially for phone accessories. So get on the Marble train friends! 

 

I know this case will go with my outfits very well, but I also wanted to create an illustration inspired by it. 

She is wearing a wrap skirt, a two tone t-shirt with some embroidery pieces inspired by the marble on the case, and a denim jacket. She has some simple accessories as a gold bandana tight around her neck, circle sunglasses, and mid-high boots.

My phone is always with me, it’s nice to see how sleek it looks and how great it will go with a lot of pieces in my wardrobe. Dressing your phone can be fun, and if you like my case as much as I do, you can now save 20% off by using promo code USWINTER and get a stylish case for your phone. They also have matching chargers, power banks, USB ports for your car and wallet cases. Have a great rest of the week!

with love,

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by iDeal of Sweden, all opinions are 100% my own.

 

5 Winter Essentials

Cold weather is my favorite! I know call me crazy but I truly enjoy the change that comes within. The clear skies, the fact that I can layer and wear my winter favorites is the best. Today I wanted to share with you my top 5 winter essentials. All of this pieces are affordable, and they are made of great fabrics. Pieces that not only I can wear during winter, but can be transform in other seasons as well.

1.) Soft Bodre Knit Jumpsuit: I found this jumpsuit at Target for only $30.00. It adds an elegant touch to your style. Cropped wide-leg that you can wear with any type of heels and boots. It wraps around your waist, and can be worn with a top under or just bare. 

2.) Embroidered Booties: One my current favorite online stores Qupid had a sale during the holidays, and I found this comfy booties for only $45.00 with a 30% discount. It’s a statement shoe that you can wear with any outfit. I usually wear them with all black, or any basic tones. 3.) Long Sleeve Turtle Neck Sheer Top: Sheer has been on the radar for a while. It is a statement piece as well, but make sure is worn with the right undergarments. This turtle neck top is very light, and stretchy. It can be worn under a jacket or by itself.

4.) Wool Beret Hat: A french inspired piece that I believe every woman should have in their closet. Grey is one of my favorite colors and can be style with any type of outfit.

5.) Transitional Wool Coat: I know wool is heavy, but is very warm for the winter. This coat has been in my closet for 5 years now. It has multiple zippers in the front for closure and mid-waist in case you want to make it shorter. You can wear many layers under, and still look chic.I am a very smart shopper. I look for pieces that can be versatile, that are made of good quality fabrics, and of course that fit within my budget. Investing in quality pieces will not only help your style but your budget, so don’t be scared to mix and match your old pieces with any new ones. What are your current winter essentials? please share on the comment box, I would love to hear from you. Have a great week friends!

with love,

 

Kreadiv Misfit

Photography by: Nicolas Bolanos

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DIY Clutch Bag

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys had a great thanksgiving. I am sorry I did not create a post for thanksgiving but honestly I took some time off and enjoyed my family and simply took a break from everything. To be honest I kinda hit a creative wall where I was not inspired and motivated at all. Everything is happening so fast, and sometimes it is very hard to find the time to do it all. Better late than never THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, reading my post, commenting and showing me love. I truly appreciate all of your support and I hope that you guys continue to find this platform helpful.

Since we are in the holiday spirit, and probably most of you guys are still shopping for Christmas gifts for your loved ones I wanted to share with you guys a cool, creative and thoughtful DIY! I love shopping for others, but when there is a budget or lack of funds there are ways to create  gifts that are affordable and personalized. So here we go….

Items you will need:

  • Fabric – I used Vinyl for this project
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors for fabric & paper
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Markers
  • Acrylic Paint

  1.  Measure your clutch size: You can make it whatever size you would like, make sure that you have the same measurements for length and width using paper. Also add 1/2 around your bag for sewing purposes.
  2. Pin the paper to the fabric, and then you can start cutting it. Use fabric scissors, it will make it easy specially with heavy fabric like vinyl.
  3. Place the right side of the fabric together facing each other. You will be sewing on top of the inside fabric.
  4. Using a sewing machine, place the fabric by the 1/2 measurement, and carefully hold the fabric and start sewing!
  5. Once you have sewn all the sides, except the opening of your clutch, cut the bottom corners and turn it in, this will give more shape to your bag.
  6. You can use pins or tape to hold the extra fabric inside, once you have done this you can sew it in so edges can be cleaner.
  7. If you have some extra fabric, measure the closing of your clutch, and you can glue it or sew it inside depending on the fabric you are using. In this case I used a hot glue gun and glued the fabric to the inside of the flap.
  8. Once your clutch is sewn, you can add a button or any kind of closure. I used a string of velvet & wrapped it around to used it as a closure. Also I didn’t want this bag to look so basic, so I decided to illustrate some cute boots on it. You can get creative and draw anything, with vinyl is an easy fabric to draw on.
  9. I used a pencil to draw on the fabric, then a black washable marker to create the outline and to finish the details I used acrylic paint. Acrylic is easy to use and it will dry faster.Here is the final look with a casual outfit:

You can create this clutch for someone special, or for yourself. I spent about $30.00 on all the materials at Joanns, and I also downloaded the app where I found great coupons. I had fun creating this clutch, it brought me out of my creative rut that I was in, and I hope you get inspired to create one for someone special during this Holiday. Remember this season is all about spending time with your loved ones, gifts and material things are not that important and if you are worried you don’t have enough funds, there are ways to get creative and make your gifts. Have a great a weekend!

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored.

Dear November…

Hello Friends…

This post is going to be a little different than the other ones. I love creating various types of content, but sometimes is good to keep it real and share what’s on the heart. Not everything is Instagram fabulous, we deal with daily struggles, challenges, disappointments and it’s good to share those things because we can relate more to others. I want this blog to be about creativity, I want it to be a place where you guys can learn something, relate, be inspire, but I also want to keep it real, and be honest.

October was a rough month. There were some hard moments in my life that I was not ready for. Loosing my dog was the hardest thing, in a few days it will be a month since she passed. I have been trying to stay busy so I won’t be sad, but avoiding sadness is not easy. Just taking a walk around my neighborhood makes me sad because I was so used to walking with her. Also My father got a major surgery, he is recuperating but it has been very hard on him. It’s difficult to see your love ones in pain and  I had to make sure I was focused on my him, and not trying to multi-task and think about all the things I had to work on. I had so much peace and I definitely know it was God that kept me together. It’s great to be goal driven, hungry for your dreams but nothing is more important than family and no matter what I will never turn my back on them because they have always been there for me.

Even though my heart was so weak, and I had no inspiration to do anything. I got the opportunity to work with three different brands for some cool campaigns, I got paid for a huge design project I worked on with a brand in LA , and I got back into sewing and making garments which they will be coming soon to the blog, So in the middle of so much there were some major blessings and I am so grateful for them. No one or nothing in life prepares you for death or health challenges, I wish in high school or college they had a course were they can prepare you but it won’t never happen. Sometimes I felt alone, confused, unloved, like a loser to be honest with you guys, but God, my family and some of my close friends helped me during such a crazy month. So if you are dealing with something major, let me tell you that you are not alone! You have God,  friends, family people that believe in you and a purpose in this world.

So for this dear November I am taking it slow. Refocusing myself on what matters, like getting back to working out, eating healthier, sleeping more, spending more time with God I truly believe that having these foundations help to have a balanced life. Also I am learning more about blogging, content creation and influencer marketing, I want to make sure I’m not falling into the pattern of just taking photos, or just making pretty post but creating. Getting back to basics, to the foundation of what I want this platform to be.

I know this was probably a lot, but I wanted to share and give you guys a little update on my life, and If any of you guys are dealing with something know that you are not alone and you can overcome it. Not everything is picture perfect, or Instagram fabulous like I said earlier, we all have our days but we can make it through! I am hoping the best for this dear November and you should too!

Thank you guys for the love <3

Xoxo
Kreadiv Misfit

What I wore today:

Velveteen Dress

Long Vest

Camo Jacket

Ankle Booties

XOXO
Kreadiv Misfit

 

 

 

Live Drawing At Vera Bradley

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to illustrate live at one of the many stores that Vera Bradley has. The store where I illustrated is located in Orlando, FL. inside one of the most popular malls; The Florida Mall. I had the pleasure to attend one of the events they had at another location, and I learned so much about the brand. Before the event I visited the store and Jacquelyn the store manager shared with me so much information and facts about the company.

Many fellow bloggers, friends and family members came to visit me. I’m not gonna lie but I was little nervous. As soon as I sketched my first model, I was able to relax a little and get ready for a fun day.

The awesome team from the store created this cute set up for customers, and included the giveaway, products and some snacks.

This was the giveaway! An adventure key necklace, fine point pen set and a sticky note set.

My set up for the day!

My first model Jacquelyn, also a fellow creative!The lovely Store Associates & Clients.

Friend & Blogger Kiara and her boyfriend.

Sketching my dear friend & blogger Fiorella

Outfit of the day was a cute romper “Coming soon to the blog” and some cute black comfortable booties.

Facts about Vera Bradley: 

  • Founded in 1982 by Patricia Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgard.
  • The company was started with just $500.
  • Fabrics that the company uses on their products are: quilted cotton, solid microfiber, leather and nylon fabrications.
  • Besides multiple handbags & other accessories, they also produce bedding, swimwear, cover-ups, sunglasses, umbrellas, stationary, tech products and socks.
  • The Vera Bradley Foundation for breast cancer has an annual women’s golf and tennis tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana to raise funds for breast cancer research.

This was such a fun event. Thank you to this team of ladies who prepared the event, and were my models as well, I had a blast drawing people live, sharing about the brand and making new friends. Thank you also to Vera Bradley for giving me the opportunity and I can’t wait to be part of another great event.

I hope you guys enjoyed this awesome post, don’t forget to visit Vera Bradley at your nearest mall or online, and check out the awesome products that they have. Have a great week and continue to create, share and inspire.

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

Fall Blazers

Hello Friends!

It feels good to be back. I have been trying to get back into the groove of things but unfortunately there was a hurricane a week ago. IRMA hit pretty hard and left the state of FL with some damage and powerless. I didn’t have power for a week, so the struggle was real but I am here sharing with you guys a new post all about my latest fall blazers.

If you were able to attend NYFW or catch the shows live, there were tons of blazers on the runway, as well as the street style looks from people that attended the shows. Even though I couldn’t attend due to the hurricane, I watched most of the shows and kept up with looks from many people that I admire in the industry.

I grew up watching my mom get ready and wear tons of stylish pieces. This plaid jacket that I am wearing is hers from the 90’s. It’s wool, with a medium lapel. and gold buttons.  It’s perfect for fall and winter season, and you can style it with anything. I wore a pair of skinny jeans under, a black top and adidas originals slip on sneakers.

The 2nd jacket I am showcasing is this vintage, light wool, bright pink 80’s blazer. I found it at a dance event that I attended for $5.00. I love the color, love how it’s light weight and wearable.

I wore the same base pieces from the previous images, added a pin that my mother gave me and sand suede mules to bring the outfit together. So there it is…. some of my essential blazers for this season. Don’t feel pressured to get one, I’m sure you have one in your closet and you can style it in many ways. If you don’t have one, trust me a lot of stores have some great ones and I have included links where you can purchase them on the items. I hope you guys found this  post helpful, continue to have a great week and rock your own style.

Photography By: https://kiaracol.com/

xoxo

Kreadiv Misfit

DIY: Pins & Patches

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys are having a great month. Making sure you are all working hard but at the same time keeping a balance life and not overworking yourselves. The other day I was on Pinterest looking for some inspiration and I came across these two images. Pins and patches have been trending for a while.

A little history: This trend started around the 70’s & 80’s. Hippies were against the current, less focused on the mainstream and were always trying to make a statement. They let go of the tailored suits, common style and created a flowy style of long dresses, shabby jeans and natural hair. A lot of their pieces were second hand items, which they repaired by adding pins and sewing patches. It wasn’t only a fashion statement for them, it was about their identity, personality and solidarity.                                      

Last weekend I attended an event at the mall, and afterwards I visited ALDO. This brand has a great variety of shoes and accessories. Their items are made of good materials and fabrics. I went to their accessories section and found this pins that you see in the image. They were on sale and had an extra 30% discount as well. It was a great deal and couldn’t pass it, so the total of my purchase for 7 small patches and a pin that originally was $20.00 with the discount and 30% extra discount was…….. $12.00 dollars TOTAL!

In my closet I found this vintage denim jacket, and I started playing around with the pins and patches. I placed them randomly and left some space within each other.
                    

My mother had this two vintage pins and she donated them to the Kathy foundation! they are so precious to me because growing up I used to watch my mom getting ready, always looking so stylish and adding one of these pins as the final touch to her outfit.

Here is the FINAL LOOK! I love how the pins stand out on the jacket. I kept the jewelry to a minimum so the focus was the jacket. The great thing about the pins and patches is that I can remove them and place them on other clothing items or accessories.

So remember; if there is a trend that catches your eye. Find ways to incorporate it in a smart way that won’t break your wallet. Even though I love Gucci and the other luxury brands that have awesome jackets with some cool pins and patches, I have to keep it real and stay within my budget. There are so many sales out there so take advantage of that, but keep in mind that whatever you purchase is of good quality as well.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss a thing. Have a great week friends!

XOXO

KREADIV MISFIT