5 shoes every fashionista must own

5 shoes every fashionista must own

Welcome back to the blog! In today’s post i’ll be writing about the 5 must have shoes for every/any fashionista out there!

These are five different kinds of shoes, that I believe that every fashion lover out there must have in their wardrobe, all year long.

  1. The first pair of shoes that every fashionista must have in their closet are white sneakers! These shoes are amazing, you can wear them with nearly anything, dresses, flare jeans, skirts, leggings, you name it! Bulky sneakers are quickly making a comeback from the early 2000s, and I am loving this comfy trend. I mean who doesn’t love, a comfy white sneaker? Wear these shoes to the mall, look amazing and feel amazing (feel very very comfortable)!
  2. The second pair of shoes every fashionista should have are black heels. These shoes are so so so great for any special occasion, or even for any days when you just feel a little extra fancy or glamorous. Black heels look amazing with nearly every formal dress, and lately we can see celebrities like Zendaya and Rihanna rocking black heels with their street wear/ street style. Wear these shoes when going out with your group of friends, maybe to a party.
  3. Third, every fashionista must have some kind of statement shoe, wether they are gladiator sandals that go up to your knee, or knee high suede boots, or scrappy sandals or crazy sky-high heels, or even just a comfy yet super colorful platform shoe. My most standout shoes from my closet are probably my red leather boots, i rarely wear them but dang are they a statement. Statement shoes are absolutely great and they add some color to your weekend look.
  4. And fourth, you should have simple black-ankle boots. These shoes are great for the cold days of the year. They look great with ankle-length skinny jeans, some skirts and dresses, and nearly any edgy fall/winter look. Wear these shoes on a dinner date or out with the family. (Tip) Boots with a little bit of a heel may make the outfit seem a little more formal than casual.
  5. And last but not least, the fifth pair of shoes every fashionista must own are some basic sandals. With heel or without, up to you! By basic, I mean, simple and comfy. Color does not necessarily matter. As long as they aren’t too vibrant of color, then that would fall in the statement shoe category. Try to go more for a brown, beige, white or black color. These shoe colors are soft and does not intrude on your outfit choices. You can wear these shoes with almost anything in your closet. Wear these shoes with dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans, you can name it. Wear these shoes on a casual day out, maybe to work, to school, or maybe even for brunch. These shoes are classy and comfortable. Making you look effortlessly gorgeous.

That is all for today’s blog post on the 5 shoes every fashionista must own, from my own, personal opinion of course. I truly hope you all enjoyed this post, let me know if you guys like my fashion tips posts theme!

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Thanks for reading today’s post, see ya!! ❤

xoxo, banya.

50 things you didn’t know about me!

50 things you didn’t know about me!

Hey guys! Welcome to today’s blog post, as you can tell from the title of this post I will be listing 50 facts about me that you may have not already known!

  1. I am 5’3”
  2. I am a scorpio.
  3. My favorite colors are red and pink.
  4. I hate reading.
  5. I am a dancer.
  6. I want to work in the fashion industry.
  7. I am a shopaholic.
  8. I love R&B music.
  9. I hate math.
  10. I love to sketch.
  11. I love dogs.
  12. My favorite food is pasta and tacos.
  13. I am mexican.
  14. I am 15 years old.
  15. I have five older siblings.
  16. I can speak three languages.
  17. I am in high school.
  18. I have 4 piercings.
  19. I love english class.
  20. I love to write.
  21. I can’t do handstands.
  22. I hate tomatoes.
  23. I really don’t like mustard.
  24. My favorite band of all time is HAIM.
  25. I have three older brothers.
  26. I have one older sister.
  27. I prefer not to wear to makeup.
  28. I love to paint.
  29. I have a pet dog, named Stylo.
  30. I am easily stressed.
  31. I love singing in the shower.
  32. I love fashion.
  33. I love to go shopping.
  34. I love eating milk chocolate.
  35. I really hate dark chocolate.
  36. I hate country music.
  37. I spent my 15th birthday in France.
  38. I don’t really know how to correctly apply makeup.
  39. I have only been to one concert in my lifetime.
  40. I am not very good at science, but i find it very fascinating.
  41. Finding what to wear is stressful for me.
  42. I have an instagram account dedicated to memes, hehe.
  43. I run a separate instagram account for my dog.
  44. My favorite clothing brand of all time is topshop.
  45. I am easily distracted.
  46. I prefer the pool, rather than the beach.
  47. My favorite song at the moment is Highways and Trees (cover) by Frankie Cosmos.
  48. My favorite movie is The Truman Show.
  49. My favorite tv show to rewatch is Friends and Grey’s Anatomy.
  50. I love vintage anything!

That’s all for today, folks! I hope you guys found out something new about me today! Stay tuned for future blog posts, stay in the know by following via email or by checking out my instagram accounts through the icons above or below this page!

Thanks again! ❤

xoxo, banya.

spring wardrobe essentials : what you need

spring wardrobe essentials : what you need

Spring is one of my favorite seasons, in California, sometimes the weather is warm and sometimes theres a breeze in the air. It’s great, its never too warm or too cold outside!

I just love spring wear, it’s so fresh and colorful!

In today’s blog post i’ll be sharing several must haves for your wardrobe for this spring season!

  1. A white denim jacket is perfect for any spring day. You can pair this jacket with almost anything in your spring wardrobe, really makes a statement in your outfit. You can wear it with a simple dress or you can wear it with light washed jeans with a cute flowy spring, maybe floral, top! Dress it up or dress it down!
  2. Neutral strappy sandals are comfortable and stylish. Black/brown/or white sandals are perfect for any spring/summer outfit/look. These sandals look great with dresses, shorts or skirts. Sandals are also great and easy to take off by the pool or on last minute walks on the beach.
  3. A collection of floral dresses are absolutely perfect for spring too! Not only is it super easy to pair these dresses with anything. Wear it with a denim jacket, simple (little to no) accessories and with neutral or statement sandals! Dress it up or dress it down!
  4. The right accessories! Hoop earrings!! I love this trend, hoops are so cute. You can wear hoop earrings with nearly any outfit. I have been wearing hoop earrings nonstop for the past several weeks, I love them! Fall in love with hoop earrings all over again this spring!
  5. Trendy sunglasses! Matrix (tiny) sunglasses trend is making a comeback, perfect timing for the spring/summer season! These sunglasses are perfect for any outfit, even a bikini! These trendy and edgy matrix shades compliment just about any face shape, and are definitely one of the spring wardrobe essentials you need!
  6. Bulky sneakers are also making a comeback, super casual footwear, making a statement anywhere and everywhere you may go. Drag out that pair of sketchers you owned back in 2009, because bulky sneakers are making a comeback.
  7. Polka dotted…anything! That’s right!! Polka dots are making a comeback! Polka dot blouses, dresses, everything! It’s all accepted for your spring wardrobe 2018.
  8. Simple white tank tops. White tank tops have always been a crowd pleaser and will continue to be this spring! Wear your white tank top with anything; Cropped light washed mom jeans or even with statement bottoms!
  9. Everything checkered. Definitely not surprised, considering that this trend was happening back in summer 2017. But we still absolutely love this trend!! Cute button down checkered print tops, skirts, dresses, pants, hats, shoes, anything! It’s back again this spring.
  10. Straw bags and hats are back! This trend will probably never go away, they can always manage to make any spring or summer outfit look super cute! Perfect for beach days!

That’s all for today, folks! Thank you guys so much for tuning into today’s blog post. I really hope you guys loved it. Comment below if you guys have any other ideas to add to this list, give me your opinions!

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xoxo, banya.

favorite binge-worthy netflix shows

favorite binge-worthy netflix shows

Welcome back to the blog! In today’s post i’ll be sharing some of my all time favorite Netflix tv-shows I love to watch!!

  1. Grey’s Anatomy: this show is super entertaining, I have seen the entire series 3 times. It has long episodes and several seasons, perfect for binge-watching. This show is about a doctor named Meredith Grey and her life and the drama that occurs inside and outside of the hospital walls.
  2. Friends: probably my favorite show of all time. As you can probably guess, yes, this show is about a group of friends. It tells the story of their relationships and their lives, living in New York City. Long episodes and seasons, also perfect for binge-watching.
  3. Gossip Girl: this show is always interesting, something crazy is always happening. There is a person who is blackmailing and exposing people, making their New York Lives crazy. This shows has long episodes and long seasons.
  4. The Carrie Diaries: Also based in a  location near Manhattan, there is a girl named Carrie with a troubling younger sister and a few close friends, there is drama, love and fashion. Carrie gets caught up with her friends, boyfriend and trying to work for a fashion magazine.
  5. The Crown: this show is really amazing, if you’re the historical type, this show tells the life story of Queen Elizabeth, how she juggled life with being the Queen, how she became Queen and marriage issues. The problems she had in her marriage and certain obstacles she had during her early years of reign. Very inspiring and eye-opening.


Thank you guys so much for tuning into today’s blog post, sorry for it being so short, I have been busy! More posts coming your way soon! Hope you guys enjoy these shows, let me know your opinions on them, make sure to follow my twitter and instagram through the icons above or below the page! ❤


xoxo, banya.

Stop comparing and start living

Stop comparing and start living

We shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to other people, we should be growing as ourselves, reaching our own achievements and goals. Competition and comparison is simply a trap, we are stuck on a continuous loop (sometimes). We want to be like that one person in our lives, and while it’s great to have role models and people to look up to, but we shouldn’t be wanting to become that person, we want to learn from them and use them as inspiration.

Truth is, comparison simply stunts your own growth and leads you to believe that your achievements are not worth or better than your own failures, which isn’t true. Social media plays a huge role in this, we look at celebrities and we choose to believe that we are all meant to be just like them. We need to be ourselves, we shouldn’t want to be somebody else.

I get it, i’ve been there.

Instead of wasting your time and energy comparing yourself to other people and putting yourself down, try doing these things:

  1. Set some of your own goals, something to improve on. Something that would make you your best version of yourself.


  1. Get off of the internet, all it is doing is making you feel bad about yourself. It is an addiction of self-hate. Go out into nature and the world, talk to people and put your energy into something productive.
  2. Unfollow people on social media. These instagram celebrities are the main cause for your self-doubt, go follow accounts that make you happy and laugh.


Now here are some wonderful quotes that will put you in the right mindset.

“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” – Sven Goran Eriksson

“How to be successful: Focus on your own shit.”

“Another woman’s beauty is not the absence of your own beauty.”

Blogger to blogger tips #1

Blogger to blogger tips #1

I have always been a very great creative writer and I have always loved to write stories, so I decided to try out blogging, and I absolutely love it. It is so much fun and gives me something to focus on. I do get bored quite often, so then I write some stories or blogs. Blogs aren’t for everyone, and that’s okay. Also I’m not saying that I am a blog expert or whatnot, it’s just something I enjoy to do and around school I have several classmates and close friends compliment me on my blog, even a few of my teachers. I am still trying to et my blog out there in the open, wanting to share this with everyone I know and beyond, so here are some tips that I hope will help you guys too!!

Blogger Tip #1 –

Dont stress! You don’t want to write a blogpost because you have to, this isn’t a school-graded assignment, it’s meant to be something you enjoy and help you express yourself and ideas. If you simply feel too overwhelmed or stressed out, take a few days off. Decide to write a blog another day. What I like to do is have one day where I write several blogs, like on the weekend, I like to write blogs when school isn’t in the way, the weekend is the perfect opportunity to write some backup or pre-planned blog posts.

Blogger Tip #2 –

Fresh out of ideas? That’s okay, and I may have something that may help you never run out of ideas. Simply search on the internet, “blog post ideas,” and boom! You’ve got your next blog post. You can write about recent/past trips or experiences, personal stories, monthly favorites, wish lists, reviews etc. You can even ask your audience (followers/subscribers) for blog ideas!!! I always keep a small journal filled with backup ideas for future posts. It makes blogging so much easier for me!

Blogger Tip #3 –

Don’t write to impress the audience, yes it is good to understand our audience but you should be writing for you, not them. Ignore the fact that other people will be reading your content; just focus on your thoughts, ideas, opinions and figure out how to put those into words. Write it and they will come. Writing for yourself is so much easier than writing off of a prompt. I love writing about trips and my own personal opinions, and I love writing about my own ideas.

Blogger Tip #4 –

Be consistent! Try to post as often as possible, many blogger (including myself) tend to forget about consistency. It’s much easier to lose your audience than build our audience, posting more/writing more will definitely help bring in more people to see your content.

Blogger Tip #5 –

Explore social media! Social media can really help beginning bloggers reach out to their community and attract more readers and catch the attention of a larger audience. Using social media platforms like instagram, twitter and/or Facebook is really great to share information towards your blog and even share some of your life with you audience. I use Facebook for family and instagram for the public to reach out and attract a larger audience.

Thank you so guys so much for reading this blog post, this blog post is going to be number 1 of a series of blogger tips. I hope you guys enjoyed it, make sure to check out my instagram and twitter through the icons above or below the page! Thanks again!

xoxo, Banya.

Shopping tips

Shopping tips

Did someone say “shopping?” I love to go shopping, it can be pretty stressful at times. In today’s blog post i’m gonna share with you a few shopping tips!

Shopping tip #1 : Let’s say you’re in the dressing room, trying on a super cute skirt. And you are just so in love that you don’t even think twice about it and decide to buy it. Think again, ask yourself  “where will I wear this?’‘ This question is super important when it comes to shopping, I know from personal experience that nearly 1/3 of the items we purchase, we don’t ever wear more than once, and stuff it in the back of our closet! Too many of us buy impulsively with no thought to what we’ll do with the things we buy. Not only would you use up space in your closet, but you’ll be wasting money while you could be saving it to buy something you truly love and will use often!

Shopping tip #2 : Don’t ask the store employees if you look great in it or if you should buy it, remember they’re just trying to sell their clothes, don’t take their word for it! Make sure you are absolutely 100% in love with it and feel amazing in it. No matter how friendly or pleasant a sales person is, here is the fact you cannot avoid: they’re in it for the sale. It’s your own decision to make, “do I love it?” if so, go ahead and buy it.

Shopping tip #3 : Online shopping is a big no. While a handful of people feel much more comfortable shopping online rather than in person, it isn’t the most wise way to shop. Not only can you see what you are actually buying, just an online image, but you can’t feel the quality of it or even try it on. I online shop all the time, but there are certain items that I just cannot buy online. I cannot buy shoes or jeans online, so many sizes of different brands will fit differently and may not feel right. That’s why shopping in person is so much better.

Shopping tip #4 :  Try. It. On. it always look different on you than on the hanger! Try on anything that catches your eye, if they don’t have your preferred size, ask the employees if they can check the back or order online, most stores can send it to your home with free shipping, if it doesn’t fit, you can always simply return the item!

Shopping tip #5 : Don’t start body-hating when stuff doesn’t fit right. Every body is unique, and a mass-produced piece of fabric labeled with an arbitrary size doesn’t mean anything about your body. Repeat after me: the clothes are wrong for your body; your body is not wrong for the clothes.

Shopping tip #6 : Browse the store’s website before hand to get a good look at what they have, you can always show the employees online images and ask if they carry in store or if they can order it for you! It’s always great to have an idea of what it is you are looking for.

Shopping tip  #7 : If a garment makes you want to do a little dance in the dressing room, buy it. If not, rethink it. When you dance happily in the dressing room or feel like taking a cute selfie in the dressing room, then it’s definitely worth the buy. If you can’t buy it then, for reasons, take a picture of the top on you and remember the brand and just find it online when it’s on sale.

Shopping tip #8 : Picture it. When you’re deciding whether to buy something, you should always try to picture it in your wardrobe. Some people say you should be able to think of at least three items you can pair it with in order to make it worth it, but I say as long as you can think of one, you’re all set.

Shopping tip #9 : Don’t Go Shopping Without A Good Bra. A good bra can transform your figure and make ill-fitting pieces suddenly fall just the right way. So if you haven’t been fitted in a while, it might be time to invest in a good bra before buying anything else.

Shopping tip #10 : Eat first, then hit the mall. Hanger is real, and it can definitely cast a different lens on shopping if you’re impatient and annoyed. You may end up being super anxious to just get out of the mall and find something to bite on, but that’s not the way. Also, you won’t truly know the way something fits you on an empty stomach, eat up first.