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beach pinup dress

 

Seven Magic Mountains, colorful

beach pinup dresslips, vintage necklace

The Oasis, pool, las vegas

the llama bath and beauty

sure good

breakfast

life

cult gaia bamboo purse

 

floral dress, pinup

What I wore: tropical wrap dress – Ross, Steve Madden sandals (old) – c/o Lulus, vintage style bamboo purse – Cult Gaia, vintage necklace

 

Hi!

I’m back. I know I’ve been gone for quite some time from the blog…a little over a year. I recently began popping up here and there on instagram, snapchat, twitter, etc…and doing a little bit of stuff behind the scenes on my blog.

In case you are wondering why I’ve been away for so long…here it goes.

I lost my mommy early last year, and it’s been extremely rough on my heart. My dad is ill with a few things, one of which is terminal. My circle of friends has gotten smaller. Family has said and done some pretty ridiculous things. It’s been heavy…and honestly I have been through some pretty dark moments that have made me question why I am still here. I am still working through so much, and all these experiences in this past year and a half have made me appreciate what and who I do have. I am grateful for the love that is flowing in my direction and for those who are genuine and continue to support me. I could write more about the subject, perhaps another time. I am trying to keep it light!

But I will tell you, it’s a process getting back to blogging. Feeling more awkard than my usual self at events, (I haven’t always fit in). Figuring out what to post on my social media. Snapchat is so fun and easy, but when I am down I don’t want to show my face…like who wants to see a Debbie Downer with puffy red eyes. So I am just doing what works for me. Planting little seeds when I am truly “feeling it”.

This is my first post back. And decided it needed to be colorful. We shot these pictures in Las Vegas. Needed a little getaway trip. And you’d think after all the shenanigans we’ve been through, we’d go somewhere a little less crazy. But somehow, Vegas seemed to feel right. We booked a few nights at The Oasis at Gold Spike. When we arrived they were kind enough to give us a little upgrade to a poolside room and even treated us to breakfast and Fiddlestix. The hotel has a mid-century modern feel with a touch of hipster-ness. Super welcoming to the LGBT community. It is definitely a place to crash at after partying. There is pretty much a playground for grownups in the backyard, with all sorts of crazy games at The Goldspike. But also a great little oasis that is the swimming pool where we spent most of our time.

During this trip we had a little “treatyoself” moment a-la Donna and Tom. We said what the hell and went to see Zumanity. Blown away, go see it. And afterwards ended the night with a little nightcap at The Chandelier Bar inside The Cosmopolitan. yum.

So tell me, what have you been up to? Any trips lately? I’m looking for ideas! or even self-care tips!

Thanks for stopping by. I promise to bring you more colorful pretty things!

xoxo

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  • Comments ( 10 )

  • avatar
    AJ Feuerman

    WELCOME BACK! YOu were missed. <3

    you should take a trip to palm springs! It's such an easy drive and so charming and has that vintage edge you love in a lot of parts. great shops and restaurants and fabulous pools.

    • avatar
      MarlaV

      Thaks aJ! I’ve missed you all and it’s good to be blogging again! oooh- thank you for the tips, I’ll do some research. I’ve seen some cool mid-century homes online- maybe I’ll book an airbnb. 😉 xoxo

  • avatar
    Candy o

    welcome back marlita!! iT’S WONDERFUL TO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE. YOU HAVE SO MUCH LIFE TO SHARE MY FRIEND. TAKE IT SLOW AND DO IT YOUR WAY ALWAYS.

    SENDING YOU A BIG HUG!

    • avatar
      MarlaV

      Thanks Candy! you are so sweet. 😉 big hugs back to you as well! xoxo

  • avatar
    Blanca

    Hi Marla, I hope you feel better! I totally understand when it comes to family problems! You can’t imagine what I’ve been put through with the Flores family. We should have lunch! So, I love you and Roni, god bless you both 💋

    • avatar
      MarlaV

      hi blanca! thanks so much! I am so sorry you have been through some tough times as well. yes, I would love to get together soon!!! 🙂 sending you lots of love! xoxo

  • avatar
    Blanca

    You look marvelous btw! (~.^)

    • avatar
      MarlaV

      thanks so much Blanca! xoxo

  • avatar
    LUPITA

    Oh, My GWAD. I love your BLOG! I WILL BE FOLLOWING YOU! a SPECIAL FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME THAT WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE YOUR LIFE IS TO OPEN UP THE DOOR TO NEW ONES. IT TOOK ME AWHILE TO UNDERSTAND THIS ESPECIALLY WHEN SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT LEFT WERE FAMILY, BUT I GET IT NOW. I HAVE A QUESTION… WHERE IS THE PICTURE OF THE ROCKS? THANK YOU… AGAIN, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

    • avatar
      MarlaV

      Thanks so much, lupita for your sweet words. 😉 The picture witht the colorful rocks is just outside of las vegas…i would say about 5 minutes or so. It is called, seven magic mountains. xoxo

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