Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vintage Fashion Sketches

Fashion sketches have always been amazing to me, the way artists (yes, fashion designers are artists) portray their vision and make it shine through an illustration is just incredible. You have to be talented and be patient in order to get that amount of domain in illustrating things. Here I leave you one sketch that I found that really caught my attention. 


Hope you spend a nice and relaxing Sunday. I will make of mine the best one :) 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spending Freeze Update

At the beginning of the month I posted about a freeze on my spending habits. Today I am writing to update you all on how has it been going for me, and let me tell you, it's been pretty great! I have not touched my savings and I see my goal closer and closer, and it is amazing on how I can live with just a limited amount of money and not go coocoo about it. 

Pretty much how it feels. Here. 

There have been times where I think "Gosh I wish I just bought that great pair of heels!" but I am glad I didn't. 

I have learned how to prioritize the wants and the needs and just asking to myself "Do I really need it? or do I just WANT it?" if the answer is just a want, then I restrain my shopaholic self and walk right away before it pushes me to do (or spend) something I will not be proud of later. 

This is a quick post, and I hope it is all going well with you! 

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Almost over and a Thank You

I know it has been way too long since my last post, but I have a pretty exciting announcement! I am officially done with my university life work, the last things that are coming up in line next are FINAL exams, which I am not that worried about but I can easily study and just focus on them. 

This past weeks have been an emotional roller coaster but in a good way, both for my career life and my personal life in which the things and the people surrounding me have helped me to find myself in the way and maybe not letting some bad things get to me. 

Today I can say that being a senior at University has been a lot of fun and challenging, even more challenging than at the beginning of the path to obtain a degree, but it is all worth the struggle and the sweat and the tears (specially the last bit of all). You have no idea how many times the thought of quitting has gone through my mind, but there always was something insignificant but great that would lift me up like a little ray of sunlight coming through my window in the darkest of days and a simple smile from the ones who love me and whom I love back. 

Having supporting friends and family has always made my day a little easier whenever I felt like not wanting to do anything else but crawl back into my bed and never leave it again. I am so thankful for each and everyone who has crossed my path, even if it was just for a couple seconds at the street, or for the last 22-almost-23-years of my life. So thank you if you are just here for a flash and thank you for making a difference in my day to day. 

To recap a little of my past weeks, lets just say that it has been amazing. New people, new projects, new aspirations and a whole lot more to life than just living it. 

It may seem that this post has become a little cheese ball of feelings, but I hope you are still sticking around reading it. If so, thank you again ! (have you noticed I am a little grateful for everything?). 

Lessons have been learned in just a short period of time. Friends have become closer to a point where family is their next status. Teachers becoming mentors. Relationships have come and gone but always will remain as a part of my story (way too much drama back then). Family. Bosses that are more like friends. Co-workers who understand you and teach you on the way being friends and family at the same time. Opportunities. Feeling loved and respected and feeling that you have left a mark on somebody's heart.

And to all the people portrayed and who made it into this cheese ball of cheesiness of pictures. Sorry I'm not sorry for putting you out there in the internet for you are the most important thing that has happened to me. These are just some of the pictures of the journey, and if you don't find yourself here, it's not because I don't love you (cause I do and more than you can imagine) but because there are waaaay to many cute pictures and my blog may crash from the cuteness. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014


On a rather gloomy Sunday morning I decided it was time to run. It was really refreshing and I had fun at it. It was the first time I ran in the morning and I feel brand new. 

Here a peak of my neighborhood's park: 

I will start doing this more often than not, whenever I have the time during the week. I feel motivated and full of energy after that. 

Hope you spend a great Sunday! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Face

You may have noticed the new image of the blog. I wanted something simple, sleak and with not so much going on. I opted for just a gray background image with a little of texture and just some fun pops of color with the links and titles.

I felt it was time for a change as new transitions and exciting things are going on with my life and learning to love the simplicity and little things which come with new beginnings.

Cheers to new beginnings and for the new image of SKMS.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A freeze on spending

I have had this idea for a while, to save money and spend it in something that is going to be the best investment for me over time. But every time I wanted to save up, things came up, social gatherings, going out for friends birthdays, eating out to catch up with friends, that one coat that was screaming my name from a far, the pair of shoes that combined perfectly with the coat, the bag that was awesome with the shoes that combined with that coat and so on and so forth, which meant I never had the availability of cash in order to save it up and create a fund for my "big" investment. 

Yeah, no shopping for me 

This time, it is all different, I have a goal and want to achieve it by the time I graduate in October (lets just call it my graduation present to me from me) and I am on a roll. This is why I am on a spending freeze 'cause there is nothing else that I need which is not of life and death. There are still social gatherings and compromises I need to attend, but there is still some discretionary money that I have budgeted in order to spend on those things. 

I have no idea on how all of this is going to go but I hope it will be great. It is worth it working towards something you really really want, and once you achieve it, the feeling is just incredible. 

Do you have a first big investment you are saving up for? let me know in the comment section below! 

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