Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy holidays 2017!

Hello! I know I’ve been a little quiet lately because work (you know, the kind that pays the bills) has been very demanding. But I don’t want to end the year without thanking you all for letting me be a part of your lovely community. This year has been very different from what I expected, but we made it. May we have many more! Español aquí.


I wish you the warmest holiday wishes with your loved ones - no judging! Have lovely festivities!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Simple office dress

I’m always amazed at how good quality staple pieces can make a long lasting work wardrobe. You don’t have to break the bank every month to look good. A simple shift dress in an elegant print is petite friendly for the office all year round. I like to pick fabrics that feel like they will resist the washer. The same goes for blazers and shoes. Favor rich fabrics and materials. It also helps to let them rest between wears. Español aquí.


This week’s outfit has items that I’ve loved for years and still hold their own. My dress (6 years), blazer (4 years), and shoes (8 years) have come a long way with me. My petite drama is that all of them had had some sort of fitting. Yes, I can’t find my size. I had the waist brought up for the dress and, if you can remember, I had all my blazer arms shortened so they look like I own them. My shoes also made a short visit to the cobblers. I especially love my shoes, they were a gift from my aunt.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Recipe: Easy to make office tuna

I think a lot about food, as you may have noticed. For all the times that I can’t get my act together and figure out my work lunch plans, I turn to tuna in a can. With a little salt and lemon, it’s a delicious and quick lunch that you can make in the office. Español aquí.


I actually quite proud of my relationship with fish. As a child, I used to be very sensitive to the smell. “Please mommy no”, sounds familiar. I was a picky eater. But I’ve learned to enjoy foods that are good for me. Fish is very important for my list of foods that are good for me. Here is a quick walk through this recipe so that you can enjoy it too.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Blue Power Suit

I remember power suits being a big thing in the 80’s. I loved Melanie Griffith in Working girl. But I think my love of suits and ties comes from wanted to dress like my dad as a little girl. I “borrowed” his ties as a teenager, unable to tie them on my own and using them as belts. Of course I also wanted his briefcase. Español aquí.


Things are looking up now and I finally have a suit and tie of my own. As a petite woman, I like these pieces to be fitted. I look for brands that favor petite frames. My last game changer is having all of my blazer sleeves hemmed. I trusted my tailor with this because I’ve known him for years. I’m definitely glad that I don’t have to fold all of my sleeves. Does anyone else have this problem?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Recipe: Quinoa pudding (Arroz con leche)

Hi there, do you remember me? I am very happy to share this post with you. Today's recipe is very special for me because I made it for the first time for my Cookpad Peru friends during their visit to Lima this year for our national holiday. It was a very nice experience that I took a while to share with you. Thank you very much for your warm reception and that enthusiasm to motivate us to share recipes from our hearts. Español aquí.


I love this recipe even more because it tastes like family. At least in my case. I made it again more recently for visit my visiting grandmother and my uncle Kike. Family should always be celebrated and it was very special for me to share this treat with them. I hope that you enjoy this recipe too and that you can also share warm and sweet moments with your loved ones.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Five tips for a successful bachelorette party

Bachelorette parties are fun and special. They celebrate your friendship and affection towards the bride. This year a very close highschool friend of mine asked me to be her maid of honor and I organized a bachelorette party for the second time in my life. Today’s post shares five tips for a successful bachelorette party from these experiences. I hope you like it! Español aquí.


Regardless of the fact that I am by no means an expert in relationships or weddings, it only seems fair to pass down this knowledge that I have gained twice fold. The first time it was for my older sister and, the second, for my great friend. Here is what I picke up. I hope it helps.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Laid back: sweater dress and white sneakers

As a petite woman who looks five (to ten) years younger, I spent a lot of time avoiding sneakers. I thought I was making it too easy for my haters. Until I saw a huge billboard of Giselle Bundchen in a gray dress and white sneakers. Suddenly the love I felt for my white high school sneakers came back to me. I started wearing sneakers outside of the gym again. There will always be haters. Español aquí.


I have a nice a nice memory of a chilly Friday night in a black sweater dress and white sneakers. Always monochromatic, I added a black puffer coat. Trivia fact, I’ve had this jacket since college (circa 2004). I like the silhouette of a snug and short sweater dress with white sneakers. I added red lips to ward off evil spirits.

Monday, October 9, 2017

How to pick a lunch menu spot

I share a lot of empathy with my peers about bringing food from home at work. We like home cooking, knowing how it was made and the money saved isn’t bad either. But we can’t all do it. For all the times I can’t bring lunch to the office, I spent some time thinking about how to eat something healthy. Español aquí.


I recently found a menu post that’s close to me that cooks like home. Not without before making some bad choices that included “chifas”, cevicherías and Creole menus of dubious origin that will remain anonymous. Here’s how I made my choice and hope you can find your own corner to enjoy as much as I do La Valeriana at Petit Thours Avenue. Español aquí.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monochromatic beige

I've given it a lot of thought and I think I have Cher (Dressed Accordingly) to thank for teaching me how to wear turtleneck sweaters over buttoned shirts. I love lifting the collar of these blouses so that it stands out above the sweater neck. As you can see, this post brings us back to the monochromatic outfits, this time with a combination of neutral beiges. The tones, which resemble a nude palette, lengthen my petite silhouette. Español aquí.


My favorite pieces include this high waisted wool trouser which has a very classic cut. Its thick texture helps the shape prevail. I know this for sure because I have a second pair of wool trousers with a more flimsy texture. At times I wonder if this second pair brings real happiness to my life. I also like the blouse because of its floral print. Funny enough, both the pants and the blouse were bought on sales, at the end of their seasons some time ago. Gem finds.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Yellow midi dress

As a petite woman, I spent most of my life thinking that I could only wear short dresses that lengthened my figure. But you should take a risk. Lately I enjoy wearing midi silhouettes that end on my calfs. A clear example is this yellow dress that I had made in resemblance to one that Selena Gomez wears like a second skin (Atea Oceanie). Selena is flawless. Español aquí.


If your curves are elegant and discreet, go for straight and slightly fitted silhouettes that will favor them. I like the contrast of the color yellow with my brunette skin. For now I’m trying out this dress with classic black heels, but andals would be best. I will start saving my pennies. Spring has officially begun in Lima, but its clearly symbolic. In my part of the world it won't be hot until 2018.