Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Okay y'all. No intro today. I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry I haven't been keeping up with Claro, Clarice. I haven't posted in a month (as you all can see) because this has literally been a non-stop October! I've been so occupied with being a full time college student, photographer and campus ambassador in my club. And, I have a new, huge project I'm working on as well that's going to blow your socks off...Wow that seemed like a lot!

But I wouldn't change it for the world, and I just wanted to let y'all know that I love every single one of you! You all are always on my mind constantly because I always want to put out brand new stuff, but sometimes life gets a little hectic. In a good way of course!

And while I'm sitting here waiting and wishing I had a pizza box with a deep dish pepperoni and cheese with M&M's spelling out, "Forgive Me," to give just to you, I don't. Soooo here's a sneak peek instead into what I've been up to this past month. 'Cause I mean, it's practically the same thing, right?

 Don't forget to follow me on Instagram at @_claroclarice so you can see all the madness front row and center:
Seizing the day at 7:00 am with coffee and most importantly, Jesus!

Celebrating the last UTPA Spirit Week.

Don't LBD's scream class? #HM #CousinsBridalShower
Drinking boba. And lots of it with Ritchelleeee.

Wearing my new favorite $4.00 white tee.

Too cool for school with George P. Bush! #sharinglaughs

Love, C.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Busy Times Call For...Busy Times.

It never fails. Right as I'm about to pick up my pencil and start on that math homework I’ve been avoiding all day, my phone rings and of course it’s my friends calling to come along with them to that ultra-hip, fantastic, over the top, never before seen…coffee shop they’ve been dying to try.
Decision time.
Should I: Go enjoy a nice tall cup of whatever the heck sounds fanciest and enjoy the company of some rad amigos, or slave away over a hot piece of paper in the dungeon my family calls, "my room?"
We’ve all been there from time to time. But honestly, we all need a little pick me up and friendly reminder once in a while that your work and studies should always come first in your college or high school setting. My advice is to have a scheduled day and set your priorities. It's what works for me. Even if it’s so reminiscent of our icky high school years college friends, it can still help out a ton. Include a time for socializing, working out, or even writing your own blog post! Whatever suites your fancy. Time management can often turn out being your friend, not foe. 
Another tip? Study with your friends. Studying with your friends can often be encouraging and fun. You still get to go to that coffee shop, and get your work done with the people you love engaging with. Just make sure to really get something done, and not just sit around with your work at a standstill on the table in front of you. And if you're just so, so busy that you just can't pull away from an enormous work load, always remember that you have another enchanting option of saying, "No." Reschedule and re-plan! If they're real buds, they'll always understand.
For The Record: Even social media, something “silent” can pull you away from your studies. If it helps, set your phone aside in a desk drawer or backpack. Or completely turn off the distraction. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go completely off the grid of your favorite social platform just because midterms are around the corner.
Love, C.

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Good To Be Queen.

It's known to many that secret treasures should remain a secret by the person or party who discovered it. But why hide a secret you want to share with the rest of the world? That's exactly what my friend and stylist, Zelina thought when she came across, It's Good To Be Queen, in McAllen, Texas. Once she told me about it, I had to get a look at it myself.
With my good fortune, I chose the worst day possible to go. Weather wise of course. Zelina and I trekked through heavy downpour in my one-man cupcake printed umbrella. Good news? We kept our hair and makeup in tact! But let me tell you, I didn't even mind getting my Birkenstock sandals and color blocked sweater drenched in rain water.
This eclectic trove of differing treasures, vintage clothing and baubles pulls you in the second you step inside. That's exactly what happened the first time I walked in. I fell in love! Every single piece is so unique and special. Allow me forewarn you gals: You'll want to buy the whole store.
So now in collaboration, Zelina and I present a sneak peek into this striking treasure right here in the Rio Grande Valley with a few looks we selected and captured.



Interested in some of the pieces shown in today's post? Swing by It's Good To Be Queen on their Facebook page or in person Tuesday-Saturday at assigned store hours located at 1409 N. Main Street in McAllen, Texas.
Love, Z & C.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


The day has finally arrived y'all. I'm back at school! I could not be more excited them I currently already am. And may I say, the first day went absolutely fabulous except that the usual Texas heat had it's own idea when it came to the humidity of the day. Yikes! I may have been wearing shorts, and sandals, and drinking an ice cold Americano, but it was something you couldn't ignore. But oh well! In other news: I love my new Design class and Intro to Computers. And I can not wait for my Women In History and Mexican-American Heritage classes today. Everything is going so smoothly, and I'm feeling more blessed then ever.
I hope that if y'all are headed back to school as well, that you're first day was just as awesome as mine (and hopefully not as boiling as mine!). And if not, you've always got today! Hang in there, and remember that confidence is key.
Here is a little sneak peek into what was my first day, and don't forget to follow me on Instagram at: @_claroclarice for more interesting pictures of my daily adventures. Peace!
First day of school outfit.

Starbucks, of course.

New construction is almost done for the upcoming #UTRGV!
Love, C.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


 Unplanned, non-expensive and unexpected. I think those three words can explain my first date perfectly. But then again you can never go wrong with blue eyes and Italian food, honestly...  
All jokes aside, it was such an enjoyable night because the stress of getting everything perfectly right was nonexistent! And even though he wasn't close to being my prince charming, I still had a great night out.
Now ladies, let's make your outfit choice that effortless. 
I can totally relate to not having a money tree secretly hidden in my dorm room. Hence, don't stress over your outfit choice. My trick to not trippin' out is: Try pairing up old pieces in new ways that you haven't. Today I paired up a nude-colored crop top and a Tiffany blue sheer maxi skirt, all from Style Hub Boutique in Mission, Texas.
Tip: If maxi skirts really aren't your thing, try pairing up your favorite crop top with high-waisted shorts, pants, or printed skirt that you have hanging in your closet. Don't underestimate what you already have!

Interested in making this your new back to school look? Stop by:
Style Hub Boutique
2704 E. Griffin Pkwy. Suite A3
Mission, Texas
Follow Style Hub on Facebook for a sneak peek at new arrivals, store hours and more and on Instagram: @stylehub_boutique 
Love, C. 


Monday, August 4, 2014

Red Hot Spirit.

School spirit has to be one of the things from high school that I miss the most. I loved getting my blue and white on every Friday. And I still love to support my hometown, of course! 
I totally thought all of that would be gone and over with when I got to college, but rest assured freshman, school spirit is still alive and well even when you get to your selected universities and colleges.
This year, don't limit your spirit gear to fitted jeans and a t-shirt with your team mascot emblazoned across the front. Have some fun, and dress up your options for sporting events, block parties and multiple welcome back get-togethers later this month.
Today, I chose a red dress from, Style Hub Boutique, that speaks for itself. It's straightforwardness with it's detailed neckline and cinched waist, is superlative for a evening out celebrating or cheering on your school. And honestly, you're going to want something with as less fuss as possible. You'll be too busy having loads of fun!
Tip: Above-the-knee dresses look so adorable with pretty much any type of footwear these days. This fall, I'll be sporting mine with some simple cowgirl boots. Say the word "event" at my Texas university, and you'll have people pulling out their boots faster than you can say, "Bucky!"

Interested in making this your new back to school look? Stop by:
Style Hub Boutique
2704 E. Griffin Pkwy. Suite A3
Mission, Texas
Follow Style Hub on Facebook for a sneak peek at new arrivals, store hours and more and on Instagram: @stylehub_boutique 
Love, C.

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