7 Spring Getaway Wardrobe Essentials

Whether you’re planning a weekend trip to a beach town in Delaware, a lake resort in New York State, a mountaintop retreat in New Hampshire or a lobster hot spot in Maine, this article will outline 7 wardrobe essentials for your perfect spring getaway away from the cold! Both Marshalls and TJ Maxx carry a high-quality designer Spring 2014 collection at an affordable price! 
I had the opportunity to interview Style and Beauty Expert Carmen Ordonez, who has been featured in The New York Times, People StyleWatch, NBC, Fox, CNN en Espanol, Cosmopolitan for Latinas, amongst others – encouraging and empowering women through fashion. Read on for some great spring fashion tips!
1. Beaded Silk Top (Marshalls)
 Beaded Silk Top MA
The tribal beaded pattern on this top is great for dressing up or down. Chilly? Layer it with a simple button down cardigan or a solid blazer.
2. Cross Body Fringe Bag (TJ Maxx)
 Cross Body Fringe Bag TJ
This is the perfect bag to carry your travel essentials. Its neutral color makes it an easy-to-combine accessory.
3. Scalloped Cream Shorts (TJ Maxx)
Scalloped Cream Shorts TJ
Particularly good for a proper spring day, Style Expert Carmen Ordonez recommends wearing them with a bright cerulean or seafoam green top to add a pop of color.
4. Designer Tan Dress (Marshalls)
 Designer Tan Dress MA
Classic style and form-fitting dress, perfect for a dinner date. The contrasting pop of bright yellow adds personality to this chic item!
5. Watercolor Pants (TJ Maxx)
 Watercolor Pants TJ
Wide legged pants have been spotted in all the Fashion Weeks around the world! TJ Maxx’s watercolor pants are a fantastic add to your spring collection! Carmen loves them with a crop top, a proportion that works well for every height.
6. Cropped Green Moto Jacket (TJ Maxx)
 Cropped Green Moto Jacket TJ
While transitioning from winter to spring, this bright-colored moto jacket is perfect for layering. Cropped tops have been trending in runways, making this a must-have item for spring!
7. Black and White Soft Pants (Marshalls)
 Black and White Soft Pants MA
On the top of Carmen’s list of spring items are printed pants. And why wouldn’t they be, they are great for dressing up or down! Carmen suggests pairing these with a blazer and pointed toe pumps for a night out or dressing them down with a t-shirt and sneakers, giving a cool-girl vibe.
Check out marshallsonline.com and tjmaxx.com for store locations and grab your spring essentials now!

A glimpse of El Salvador, Part II

In this post I will be featuring El Salvador’s beautiful beaches. Mostly known for its surfing, El Salvador offers a myriad of beach options.

El Tunco


Surf shops fill up this small town, offering lessons to the experienced and unexperienced. The beach itself is not the best for swimming but if you’re a surfer, it is a must. There are ample restaurants, accommodation options and bars. The nightlife is second to none as all the surfers find a reason to party after a day under the sun.    

El Cuco


For a serene beach experience with low tide (perfect for swimming!) and vast shores, visit El Cuco – a quaint fishing village.

A perfect place to spend your time at the beach, Vista las Olas Resort offers a great option for lounging on the beach or surfing in the nearby Las Flores.

Intipuca beach which is nearby is also worth visiting.


Moving Countries


The time has come to move again. As much as I’ve moved in the past years, the same mixed feelings take over me each time. I feel melancholic leaving behind the friends, places and city I’ve gotten to know so well. On the other hand, I feel sheer excitement to discover what adventures lie ahead of me.

Since January I knew I was headed to New York. But it was until this week I could tick off most items of my to do list. Visa: check. Ticket: check. Packing: check. Accommodation: check. Goodbye party: check.

Now all that is left is to enjoy the last couple of days and board my flight. 

Cheers to a new chapter in my life!