Monday, August 20, 2012

The Farmers Market: Hinsdale Edition

Mondays here have one thing going for them...
our weekly farmers market. 

I got lucky this week because they had fresh farm eggs and cilantro 
which I desperately needed.

I can't wait to see what they'll bring me next week. 

Do you have a farmers market in your town? 
If you do, what are you favorite finds? 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Weekender

This weekend I'm at my parent's and, of course,
it has consisted of a lot of time outdoors.

Family picnics, long walks, and kayaking
have been a welcomed change to my 
every day routine this last week.

I hope you dolls are having a marvelous 
weekend as well!

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Graduate


As of yesterday I am officially a college graduate.

I'm now Mariel Torres the Medical Laboratory Scientist
(has a nice ring to it right? hehe)

It still hasn't hit me that I am all done.

I woke up this morning with plans to head to Starbucks to study for the day...
what is wrong with me?

Now, let the rest of my life begin!

HELLOOO board exam, big move to Madison, travel, MCAT, travel, 
medschool, travel, wedding, travel, house, travel, babies?!?

Perhaps not in that specific order ;)

Feeling Fabulous Within a Budget

A large part of feeling fabulous comes from an individual’s self-confidence. Having a healthy level of self-confidence allows a woman’s beauty to shine through. Nothing says fabulous more than a confident woman who knows how to carry herself as she walks with a bounce in her step and a glow on her face. Why spend 2 hours getting ready when the perfect celebrity look can be achieved in 20 minutes?

Adding fun and creative accessories to your look will allow any woman to exude a natural charm and showcase her fun personality. With today’s fashion trends and accessories, putting together an individualized look is totally possible without breaking the bank. Shopping smart and purchasing multi-purpose pieces and accessories will allow for numerous fashion possibilities at a reasonable cost.

The Mult-Purpose Maxi Dress
One of my favorite looks for summer is the must-have maxi dress. It’s a basic look that is a great option for any event you need attend this summer season. It looks fantastic on every body type, and can be found in various colors, patterns, fabrics, and styles. And the most exciting part is that a maxi-dress can be dressed up or down with all types of jewelry, wraps, hats, and shoes to fit formal or informal occasions. By accessorizing a patterned or solid colored maxi-dress with a wedge heel or flat sandal, you can take that look from day to evening. And why not throw on a vintage inspired necklace and a hobo shoulder bag to jazz up your look! Casual and Fun
A basic pair of jeans, a lightweight t-shirt or top, and a fun pair of women’s shoes or sneakers can give you a playful look for a day at the park or a casual lunch with friends. A vintage pair of earrings and a fun necklace will add just enough sparkle to allow you to shine. Pair this look with a purse sporting a bright color and you are ready to go.Wrapped in Self Confidence

There are numerous fashion alternatives available to give you that fun look you are seeking. But the most important accessory every woman needs is a beautiful wrap of self-confidence. A woman wrapped in self-confidence can carry off any look with style and flair while staying within their budget. 

Become your very of chic trendy fashionista for all to admire this summer! 


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Beaching it... finally

I'm back in Michigan.

Last Friday marked my very last day of clinicals at the hospital
and I'm now here for my graduation this weekend.  No more 
student status for me... well, at least till med school.
To say I'm excited is definitely an understatement.

For the first time this year I feel like I'm on Summer break.
This, of course, was to be celebrated with a trip 
to the beach with the girls.

I finally have a tan! Goodbye translucent Mariel.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Ontario, Canada

(Some photo booth fun with S and the girls)

About a month ago I headed to Canada to see one of my 
best friends marry the love of her life and 
fulfill my MOH duties.

This wonderful event had to be celebrated with the 
most beautiful wedding, of course.

From the absolutely stunning bride to the marvelous
 color palet of chocolate and pool blue, it will all be
love at first sight with you dolls.

(Photographer: Visions by David, Reception: Liuna Gardens, Photoshoot Location: Dundurn Castle, Prints: DIY, Cupcakes: Cristina's Cakes)

All rights reserved / You may not take any images or content from this site without written permission.