May 13, 2015

#GIRLBoss | We're back, pitches!

via my YouTube // Explore more fashion videos and subscribe!

Dress: Bebe // Heels: Prima Donna // Neon Pink Clutch: BCBG Max Azria // Sunglasses: Nordstrom (Less than $25!!)

Society has a way of underestimating strength starting at a young age. 
Growing up I would define myself as a strong-willed little girl. To others they may say stubborn, difficult or hardheaded; call it what you will but I knew what I wanted and still to this day I believe there is nothing wrong with that. 

Strong-willed girls are self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and aren't easily swayed when put in high-pressure situations. These are the girls that become leaders not because they desire the spotlight but because it's who they are at their core. 

We learn things as we go, for ourselves, not wanting help from others.  We grow up to be passionate about everything we do and live life at full speed all because our hearts are persistent. We are free-spirits, always testing our limits. We see how wonderful life can be and know that things can always be better. If we don't understand something you better believe we will work all night searching for an answer to get us to the next clue making us into the ultimate #GirlBoss.

"They call us the dreamers but we are the ones who don't sleep."

So now that you understand who I am on another level, you may be curious to know what drives me and keeps me in charge of my life? If a girl works hard she is considered a workaholic but if a guy works hard he is just growing as man. How messed up is that? I was very lucky to have a family that told me it was okay to grow up and be a strong woman. My mom would tell me that I didn't need a man to be successful and that I was smart enough to make my own money. My dad encouraged me to have the wildest dreams and would tell me that if I channeled my passion and faith I could make anything happen. My sister showed me that having different opinions was okay and I'd have to admit I get most of my style sense from her (I hope she isn't reading this because then she'll finally know).   I would never say that keep me sane but I will definitely say that they keep me insane which makes me one of the lucky ones. 

Other than my family inspiring me to maintain my #GirlBoss status I would have to say that hearing about other girls in the industry embracing their instincts and standing strong lets me know that I'm not alone. Anna Kendrick is one of the most strong-willed women that you hear about all time. Recently, she has been all over social networks with her latest Boss Pitch movement and I am LOVING it! This all started when she refused to pose sexily on the Pitch Perfect 2 posters. The starlet was adamant about crossing her arms because that's what Beca Mitchell, her character in the movie would do. Anna admits she has no regrets and absolutely loves that fans have supported her decision. The greatest part about this whole Boss Pitch movement is that it's not only fans that are girls who are supporting her non-sexy pose, it's the male audience too. 

Maybe you aren't a type-A personality, that doesn't mean that you don't have what it takes to embrace your inner #GIRLBoss. All you have to do is trust your instincts and know that being a strong woman who is confident in your decisions is the best thing that you can do for yourself. Believe that you are a leader, be kind, work hard and you too will be a #GIRLBoss.

Pitch Perfect 2 will be hitting theaters tomorrow, May 15th so enjoy the trailer and get your tickets now! I saw it last night and it was more than aca-mazing!!! <3
Special thanks to AwesomenessTV & Pitch Perfect 2 for sponsoring this post! #PitchPerfect2

Photo & Video Credit: Brian Rovanpera

May 11, 2015

Leather Jacket Meets Graphic Tee

Head on over to YouTube for more fun lookbooks and don't forget to Subscribe! :)

Leather Moto Jacket: Similar - Jou Jou // Graphic Tee: Qtee (get 15% off at checkout with promo code QTA15) // Black Jeans: Paige Denim // High top shoes: Tretorn // Skateboard: Penny Board // Sunnies: Nordstrom (only $24!!) // Lipstick: Too Faced //

Photo & Video Credit: Brian Rovanpera

May 10, 2015

Learn To Skate

Never in my life did I think I would get on a skateboard but living in LA has made me want to try a ton of new things. It's a lively place with such ambitious people around but what makes it even cooler is everyones love for the outdoors. I'm a Texas girl so outdoor activities were limited to a swimming pool in order to chill out during the 115-degree heat of summer. Everyday is refreshing here so I decided to bring you along on some of my many adventures starting with a Vlog on my first skate practice. Enjoy, laugh a ton, and I hope this encourages you to get outside and get active because you'll never know how many memories you could be missing out on by staying inside. 

Be sure to subscribe to my channel to be the first to view new videos before they hit my blog!

April 30, 2015

Quinceañera Guest #OOTD

Dress: Bebe // Shoes: Steve Madden // Necklace: Berry Art Deco // Clutch: ℅ Jackson & Hyde

Quinceañera's are always in season and today I am featuring an adorable look that will make for the perfect guest #ootd all year-round. I did not have a Quinceañera of my own but being a Latina with hundreds of cousins (or so it seems), I have attended more than I can remember.

Obviously, quinceaneras are a good time - it's a celebration filled with your closest family members and being the girly-girl that I am I live for the opportunity to glam it up with them. Huge tip: make sure you look gorgeous but never take over the birthday girl's look! The outfit I am featuring above is definitely something I would lean towards. I am the baby of my whole family so naturally I am the loud, crazy one who loves a chic dress and statement necklace. When looking for a dress to wear I always try to keep in mind that I will be the first one on the dance floor with the b-day girl. This dress works perfectly because its formfitting and flowy at the hips, in other words, every picture I take will hide the fact that I have most likely overeaten my grandma's enchiladas and tia's cakes. What would you wear to a quinceanera? Sound off in the comments below but first….

Be sure to check out My Dream Quinceañera which is currently airing on AwesomenessTV with a special surprise interview with Pitch Perfect 2 starlet Chrissie Fit at the end. This episode is so cute because for us girls, dresses are everything <3

Special thanks to AwesomenessTV & Pitch Perfect 2 for letting me share this fun look with you today in collaboration with My Dream Quinceañera. Can't wait to catch the next episode!

April 24, 2015

Beach Dresses

Dress: Anthropologie // Necklace: Kendra Scott // Earrings: ℅ Rocksbox - Get one-month FREE with promo code kattwalkxoxo

Hello splash of color, hello 2-minute attire. 
Sharing a fun beach day with you today and for the two reasons I just listed above I LOVE wearing maxi dresses for a vacation look. I had a getaway trip to Santa Barbara, CA and couldn't help but bring out this psychedelic maxi dress (excuse the wrinkles - my luggage was jam-packed and I actually had to get ready in 2-minutes). Oh well, just another time I showcase that I am not an ordinary perfect fashion blogger but I am a real person who has silly off-days. #EmbraceIt :)

Shop some of my favorite maxi looks below!

Photo/Video Credit: Brian Rovanpera

April 19, 2015

Colorblock Mondays

via my YouTube // Subscribe Here 

Skirt: N/A- Similar here // Blouse: Nordstrom // Heels: Jessica Simpson // Necklace: Loren Hope // Earrings: Loren Hope // Clutch: ℅ Jackson and Hyde // Lipgloss: ℅ YSL

"Dress shabbily and they'll remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they'll remember the woman." 
-Coco Chanel

Some days a quote says it all.
Dress chic, be kind and have a wonderful Monday!
This outfit is has so much beauty that all flows individually. From the colorblock blouse to the zipper-detailing on the skirt, I couldn't be more ready to own my week in this fierce number. One unique piece I added was this clutch from Jackson and Hyde that brings deep texture and personality to an otherwise simplistic look. Always remember that when your complete look mostly is solid colors it is the perfect opportunity to pop in a fun pattern or textured accessory.

Amazing life update:
Currently I am traveling across the East Coast for my job so be sure to follow along as I go to some MAJOR YouTuber's homes for a fun show I am producing with AwesomenessTV. Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and/or Snapchat (ONTHEKATTWALK). Love ya'll!

Photo & Video Credit: Brian Rovanpera