Monday, October 20, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
JACKET | Forever 21
JEANS | Topshop
SHOES | ModDeals

The start of a new week is always rough, and today was a bit of the same- weekend withdrawals, and not even wanting to think about the fact that my birthday is next week, though the only good thing about it is that it will be on Monday, so that should be enough motivation to get me through that day. Alex finally makes a trip to SD this weekend, so I'm pretty sure we will be hitting up a pumpkin patch with my sister and kids, shooting some outfit posts, and maybe do a little bit of shopping (it is my pre-birthday weekend, after all!). Four more days!
I'm not going to lie- wearing all of these layers were such a bad idea because the sun doesn't seem to want to go away (where are you fall?!); good thing is that once you get the hang of posing for a few shots, the rest of the "session" seems to go by smoothly. You bet I asked for a Slurpee from 7-Eleven after that! 
As always, don't forget to follow me and my snaps on Instagram @esmirnatapia- I always love meeting new people! xx
El empiezo de una semana nueva siempre es de lo peor, y ahora no fue excepción. Extraño el fin, y ni quiero ponerme a pensar en que cumplo años el proximo Lunes; creo que lo unico bueno de eso es que cae en ese dia- creo que eso me dará fuerzas para entrar al trabajo en inicio de semana! 
Alex finalmente vendra a San Diego este fin, asi que estoy segura de que iremos por unas calabazas con mi hermana y los bebes, tomarnos fotos para el blog, y alomejor gastar un poquito de dinero en ropa en honor a mi cumpleaños :p Cuatro dias mas!
No les mentire- era mala idea usar todas estas prendas en un dia tan caliente- parece que el otoño nunca llegara de verdad. Claro que pedi algo refrescante de tomar despues de esta sesion! 
Como siempre, no se les olvide seguirme en Instagram @esmirnatapia- me encanta conocer a gente nueva! Saludos! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
TOP | Last Chance
JEANS | Forever 21
SHOES | *Courtesy of AMI Clubwear
BAG | Kate Spade New York

It's been a hectic past two weeks, so I am sorry for the long hiatus! This outfit was from last week, and it was actually from a small trip we took to El Centro on a weekend we were here in Calexico. I saw the wall with the red triangles and fell in love. What do you think of my outfit?
Have a great week! xx
Ha sido unas semanas muy ocupadas para mi, así que perdón por mi ausencia! Este atuendo fue de la semana pasada, cuando tomamos un viajecito a El Centro cuando estuvimos aqui en Calexico. Mire la pared con los triángulos rojos y me enamore. Que piensas de mi look?
Que tengan un buen empiezo a su semana! 

Wednesday, October 08, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
COAT | Topshop
PANTS | Rag & Bone
SHOES | ModDeals

If you know me, you know that I am a sucker for anything on sale. This is what happened with this uh-maziinnnggg Topshop coat, which I found at Last Chance in Arizona for only $14! It is a size 4, but hey, I can completely improvise with quick fixes here and quick fixes there in order to make it at least seem like it does fit me. I hope that this heatwave (more like permanent summer feelings) subside- I AM SO OVER IT.
Have a lovely rest of your week, kids. And don't forget to follow me on Instagram @esmirnatapia to see everything I've been up to.
Si me conoces sabes que me encanta todo lo que compro en venta. Esto es exactamente lo que paso con esta chaqueta preciosa de Topshop que encontre en Last Chance en Phoenix- nomas costo $14! Es una talla mas grande de la que normalmente soy, pero claro que me las arreglare para que se vea como que SI me queda bien. 
Que tengan un lindo resto de su semana dulzuras! 

Monday, October 06, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
DRESS | Forever 21 (old)
SHOES | Savers
DENIM BUTTON-UP | Forever 21 (old)

Can you ever really believe that a weekend is over? It's like that saying goes, "Why is Friday closer to Sunday and Monday further from Friday?"- or something like that. 
I have really been diggin' denim anythings- tops, bottoms, etc., so it's no surprise I wore it yesterday over this dress I got on the clearance from Forever 21 over a year ago. It was hot today- about 100 degrees, and there doesn't seem to ever be an end. We ended up having breakfast in Mexicali with my mother-in-law, get haircuts, and visit Alex's grandma, which is always a great time. I hope your weekend was just as amazing. 
Pueden creer que ya acabo de nuevo el fin de semana? Es como dice el dicho, "Porque es que viernes es mas cercano a lunes y lunes mas lejos de viernes?"- o algo así. 
Recientemente, me a encantado ponerme puras cosas de mezclilla- blusas y pantalones, así que ni sorprendi cuando decidi ponerme este top amarrado sobre este vestido de Forever 21 que compre cuando estaba en venta hace un año. Estuvo caliente ahora- a mas de cien grados, y parece que no hay fin a este clima loco. Terminamos comiendo en Mexicali con mi suegra, nos cortamos todos el pelo, y estuvimos con la abuelita de Alex un rato. Espero que en tu fin de semana te la hayas pasado  super bien! 

Saturday, October 04, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
DRESS | Topshop
SHOES | Asos
PURSE | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

You might have already seen me wear this dress about two weeks ago on an outing to Mexicali with friends. The weather here is nowhere near being cold, so even between the hours of 11pm-4am, it was the most comfortable, breathable shift dress I've ever worn. What sold me was the detailing on of the exposed zippers, both down the back and on the front pockets. What about the color? I think it's the closest thing to even being related to the fall season! Shop the look in the links above!
I would like to say that I know what I am doing today, but sometimes the best times are those that are unplanned, don't you think? One thing that is definite on the list? A date night with Alex; seems like we had the same thing in mind- going to the movies! I'd like to say that a scary movie is preferred! 
What are you up to this weekend? Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@esmirnatapia) for peeks at my life away from the lens!
Creo que ya habían visto este vestido; lo use hace dos semanas para una fiesta con amigos en Mexicali. El clima aqui todavia no esta nada cerca de estar frio, y entre las horas de 11 de la noche y 4 de la mañana, es el vestido mas comodo del mundo! Lo que me atrajo mas son los zippers expuestos, por atras y enfrente en los bolsillos que tiene. Y que tal el color? Es la cosa mas cercana al otoño del conjunto! Les deje los links arriba para el vestido y bolsa, que les recomiendo muchísimo para estas temporadas! 
Les quisiera decir que se perfectamente lo que haremos hoy, pero aveces las dias mas exitosos son los que no tienen planes, o no? Una cosa definitiva en la lista? Una noche en las películas con Alex! Aparentemente los dos estamos en un estado de animo para ver película de terror! 
Que haran este fin? No se les olvide seguirme en Instagram @esmirnatapia! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
COAT | Minkpink
SKIRT | Topshop

It is rare that I turn any fluffy or shaggy jacket down, and this one from Minkpink was definitely no exception. I was going to originally pair this with some faux leather leggings, and though I can see that outfit being a possibility, I liked it better with this lace skirt. I've also really been into stripes lately, so the sweater was an added bonus. Now you're ready to throw your hair down and take on the night (or day)! Can the weather cool down and be somewhere around 60 degrees like San Diego was meant to be so I can wear it more often?
I can't believe that it is October once again starting tomorrow; the end of the year is always one which puts a lot of pressure for me somehow. Maybe it's probably because of the holidays, birthdays, and trying to figure out which family we have to visit on what day. I am going to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with Alex, and we are thinking that we might take a road trip to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and maybe Flagstaff (if it's snowing!) for the occasion. The whole time we've been living there, we never got to go to the famous scenic place, and it actually sounds like the perfect plan. 
Do you already know what you're doing this holiday season?

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Monday, September 29, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo

It's hard not to feel a little bit like I just stepped off the set of 'The Matrix', but it was time for a different direction in terms of my vision for the outfit. Being on the shorter side, I am used to not wearing longer pieces of clothing- they simply don't look good on me. Lately though, I have been keeping an eye out for a great long vest- it's almost as if my life would instantly get better once I had one. And it kind of did when I wore it, I felt that it really brought the outfit together. Being that this specific get-up required me to wear a bustier/bandeau top, I liked that the vest made everything look like a classy ensemble, and it also made me feel that much more comfortable wearing a top like this, since it is almost non-existent (ha!).
It's a brand new week and I really hope that it goes by fast once again; I can't stand being away from my best friend five days in a row at a time!
Happy Monday, babes!