Summertime Sadness

Even though I don’t feel sad at all, I don’t think it’s possible to NOT listen to Lana Del Ray when the weather is  (usually) so beautiful out. It’s somewhat dreary here in Atlanta but that doesn’t stop me from imagining my fabulous tropical get away and picking out bathing suits for it. For my grandmas 80th birthday we surprised her with a cruise that all my family is going on. My parents, sister and I all live in Georgia, but the rest of my mom’s side is in Mexico, so the fact that we are ALL taking a trip together is the highlight of my incredible summer. I am so blessed to have such incredible cousins with wives I adore, and although our family is relatively small I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m so proud of my Mexican heritage, and although it only goes a few generations back, growing up speaking Spanish and eating Mexican food every day has allowed me to identify with such a lively country and culture.

My aunt ordered a singing telegram to deliver the news of the cruise to my grandma, and my family and I gathered around the computer to witness it all through skype. My fabulous grandma took the news like a champion and it was easily one of the funniest things I’ve seen;  a giant Mexican parrot spray gold silly string all over my grandma just to sing to her about all the memories my mom and aunt had growing up. That video call made me 1000x more excited to see my family and spend a couple weeks with them staying up too late, basking in the sun and living up to the Mexican stereotype by dancing all night.

Cruises with the family are the number one excuse to splurge on bikinis, beachwear and cute yoga-wear. Here’s what I’m lusting over.

More Jeffrey Campbell’s and striking swimsuits that work with my small bust, all paired with the perfect hat.

Happy summer,

XXX,

Gabriela

Sunday Style: A Little Darkness

Happy Sunday, one and all!  I officially consider it summer since I thought today was Monday and yesterday was Sunday. Today has been simple and exactly what I needed. I woke up, went to the gym, relaxed a little bit, spent some time sipping my iced Americano and spent an evening with some wonderful friends. It was the full moon yesterday, and there was a very strong sense of craziness. Bad drivers, weird feelings…typical full moon. I’m glad today was a little more relaxed than yesterday was!!

What I wore:

Bustier: Forever 21

Skirt: Urban Outfitters

Purse and Earrings: BCBG(eneration)

I read the perfect Alexander Wang quote today, “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing”

What do your off days say about you?

XXX,

Gabriela

I Sing the Body Electric

I’ve been making some floral crowns to sell and decided that “Macabre meets Steinbeck” would be an interesting, and very Gaby, way to show them off. It was honestly the perfect weather for this kind of shoot, and I am incredibly happy with how these turned out!

If you want to order a crown, you can off my Etsy, or email me at breathing.fashion@yahoo.com for a customized crown and I will list it on my etsy! They start at $9 (without shipping), and look like the one below.

Jacket and Necklace: Forever 21

Sweater: H&M

Dress: Love Culture

Tights, Shoes and Socks: Target

Leather Hotpants: The Junkman’s Daughter

 

XXX,

Gabriela