Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
TOP | *Courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters
LEGGINGS | Cheap Monday
HEELS | Sam Edelman
PURSE | Rebecca Minkoff

Where can I begin? Since I was last here, Alex came for the weekend, which consisted of lounging around for two minutes, visiting a pumpkin patch, family, and a great time with friends at dinner on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday. Yesterday, I turned 26. It's even daunting saying that- I can't really believe it. Yes, I may have officially lost my health insurance, and almost my sanity, but I have to say that I (think) I am starting to embrace my late 20s. Crazy, right? I wonder when the kids are coming. *cough cough*
This has to be a quick post because I have been so exhausted from the weekend, still. Last night some co-workers took me out to dinner after also surprising me at work with pizza and cake. It was truly a memorable day. I also have to get a few things ready for tomorrow, since I am attending the Topshop | Topman preview event from 5-8pm at Fashion Valley! It has been a long time coming! So follow me on my day tomorrow on Instagram @esmirnatapia. 
En donde empiezo? Desde que escribí aqui, Alex vino el fin de semana, que consistió de relajarnos por dos minutos, llevar a los hermanos a agarrar unas calabazas para Halloween, visitar familia, y reír con amigos el Sábado por la noche para festejar mi cumpleaños! Ayer cumpli 26 años, que hasta me cuesta decir todavia. Pero en serio creo que ya estoy empezando a recibir mis últimos años de mis 20 con brazos abiertos. Algo loco, no? Aver cuando vienen por fin los chiquitines (ahem)! 
Esta entrada tiene que ser corta porque todavia no me recupero del fin de semana. Ayer tambien me sacaron a comer amigos del trabajo después de haberme sorprendido con pizza y un pastel super riquísimo. Era un dia inolvidable. Ahora si me voy porque tengo que alistar unas cosas para mañana, ya que asistiré un evento de Topshop en Fashion Valley por su inauguración el Jueves! Asi que sigueme en Instagram para que no te pierdas de eso! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
DRESS | Keepsake Stubborn Love Dress
NAIL ARM CUFF | Forever 21

You might have seen me wear this lovely pink dress this past weekend when we attended a friend's wedding in Mexicali. It was a bit on the long side, which I should have expected because I am only 5'2 (or so my co-workers say), but you should know by now that I'm a total sucker for all things bright. The unique fold-over design on the front is what first caught my attention; turn around and the open back slit captured my heart (so corny). Can't get enough.
I have to get back to tidying up the place because Alex gets here tomorrow- 26 hours! 
Follow this weekend's shenanigans through my Instagram @esmirnatapia!
Alomejor me vieron usar este vestido el Sábado pasado cuando lo use para la boda de unos amigos en Mexicali si me siguen en mi Instagram (@esmirnatapia). Era un poco mas largo de lo que espere, pero claro, me lo hubiera esperado antes, como soy de estatura tan petite. Pero como ya deben de saber, nunca puedo decir que no a prendas llenas de colores vibrantes, como este rosa precioso. El diseño de enfrente se me hizo precioso, y lo de atras ni se diga. Quede enamoradisima.
Ahora regreso a limpiar porque mañana llega Alex- 26 horas exactas!
Besitos! xo

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!