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Last Day at Magic Market Week

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Far Right photo Credit: Life-Life-In-Style.com

Japan LA Clothing1Alexandra from Lovely PepaWWD MagicWRK at Tents at ProjectOur last day we went to The Tents @ ProjectENKVegasProject MVMNT, and WWD Magic. Project MVMNT was probably one our favorite areas of Magic Market Week because of the funky styles of clothing available and different quirky people we met. There were also people in town from the entertainment industry including rapper T.I. and Socialite Karreuche Tran. We had the opportunity to preview Men’s, Women’s and Accessories brands’ new collections. We had an absolute blast meeting all of the different brands and our fellow Texas Blogger Shalanda Turner of Live-Life-In-Style.com was the reason this was possible for WrkITGirl! Thank you all for visiting and stay tuned for more from WrkITGirl.com!

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl!

Pool Tradeshow at Magic Market Week 2013

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At the Pool Tradeshow for Magic Market Week 2013, there were so many cool booths of designers and brands like Tatty Devine213 ApparelButter London, and Sprout Watches. We loved the manicures done at the Butter London booth and their cuticle oil smells delicious. They found local nail artists to come in and hook us up! Our Editor got a bright yellow look in honor of the festivities of Market Week. 213 apparel were making custom t-shirts throughout the day and we were excited to even get a chance for input on future t-shirt styles. We hope one of the ones we selected will make the cut! Tatty Devine had funky and unique accessories. We particularly fell in love with the Tiger necklace because our theme song for the trip was “Roar” by Katy Perry. How appropriate.

Our Editor-in-Chief participated in a “Design a Watch” contest at the Sprout booth. The winning design will be produced and sold next season so we can’t wait to see who won! We made a makeup inspired design with little lipsticks, compacts, and lips all over the watch with all kinds of colors. When you were done, they were so generous as to give us a Sprout watch of our own. Sprout watches are eco-friendly and are NOT PLASTIC! This info made us instant fans of Sprout!
Check back soon at WrkITGirl.com for more updates from Magic Market Week 2013 in Las Vegas!
xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

Magic Market Week 2013 in Las Vegas

Flying to Magic Market Week in Las Vegas

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We attended Magic Market Week in Las Vegas, NV this August and we are so excited to share our experience. If you don’t know what Magic Market Week is, it is a jam packed 4 days of connecting brands to designers and buyers and basically to network, learn, and make connections.

The first day we hung around Sourcing at Magic and WSA at Magic. WSA at Magic was especially fun with all of the different types of fun shoes on display. One of our favorites were Red Kiss shoes and Lasonia.

We also saw a lot of the new trends all the way up to 2015 and sat in on some very valuable seminars about the business of fashion. We can’t wait for what’s next.

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

Heels at the Outlets

Ripped Jeans and Polka Dots

I did some window shopping the other day (day 21 of 28 day challenge) at the outlets but I didn’t find anything that inspired me. I was actually on a mission to find a new outfit that I loved, but I was in a bad fashion mood or something because I felt uninspired and numb about every single piece I found. I did stumble upon an ah-mazing pair of spiked heels from the Steve Madden store but they hurt like a mo-fo so unfortunately they were a no-go.

Side Note: One thing that I don’t suggest is shopping in heels. I underestimated the amount of walking I was going to be doing and I wore these 5 inch wedges. I actually did alright until the very end and my throbbing and swollen red feet were ready to bust out of my cute little gold sandals. So for future ref, no heels when shopping!

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What I’m Wearing:

  • Top: Papaya
  • Jeans: old
  • Shoes: Nine West (but got them from Ross)
  • Bag: Mango

Playa Del Carmen Day 5 continued

Playa Del Carmen Day 5

So this is the last and final day of my Playa Del Carmen trip and Day 18 of 28 day challenge of outfits. I am so sad to leave this gorgeous place. You have to try and make a trip out to this beautiful place in Mexico! I will be honest and say that I was a little nervous about the safety issue, but it’s absolutely safe out here! As long as you stay on the resort, or if you go to town, make sure to not go in any unmarked vehicles that try to pose as a taxi.

I hadn’t been on a vacation in 3 years so I feel so blessed and happy to get an opportunity to do so. This last outfit was a simple cut off tank that I found at Forever 21 about a year ago. My shorts are from Abercrombie & Fitch. It might be time to retire the shorts though because they were so tight and hurt my crotch. I should have tried them on before hand because that last time I wore them was about 3 years ago.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Top: Forever 21
  • Shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Sandals: Target

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Thank you for visiting and see you next time!

Xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

Playa Del Carmen Day 5

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Day 17 of the 28 day challenge and my 5th day at Playa was pretty chill. I went back into town to just chill on the beach and I did some shopping. I was so lazy this day and it felt amaze! My favorite thing about being on the beach was ordering guacamole. The guacamole is absolutely fresh and yummy. I must say it’s almost an addiction, but a healthy addiction so no worries here. The weather was absolutely amazing and the blue water complimented my accidental mismatch bathing suit perfectly. When I went shopping at Target I found this gorgeous neon orange bathing suit that I had to have. I’m the type of person that once I make up my mind, it’s over. It’s done. I have to have it. Well, when I got home I realized that I forgot to buy the matching bottoms! By the time I discovered this, it was too late for me to go back to the store so I dug in my drawer to find something that could possibly go with this neon orange top and there it was. It was like a piece of gold was glimmering in my eyes amongst the mass of bathing suits I own. It was white and and white goes with anything! I actually almost got rid of that white bathing suit because the top doesn’t fit me anymore. I guess this is a time when clothes hoarding comes in handy!

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What I’m Wearing:

  • Top: Target
  • Bottom: Victoria’s Secret

I wanted to share with you all my interview I did with the Ruben Stunner TV Show a few months back! It aired on television locally but I want the world to see it! Click the video and skip to 17:35 to see my portion of the interview! A huge thank you to The Ruben Stunner Show for having me apart of an awesome experience. I was actually super nervous y’all!

Playa Del Carmen Day 4 continued

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Day 4 continues with Day16 of the 28 day challenge in my Victoria’s Secret monokini that I got a couple years ago. It is still in style and I am still as in love with it when I first got it!!!

After the tour of the Mayan ruins at Tulum we went on a Catamaran to do a little snorkeling. We went to Puerto Morelos which has the second largest coral reef in the world. There were so many different kinds of fish and different sizes and colors. It’s moments this these that I wish I could swim. Yes I said it, I can’t swim. So I was suited up in my pretty little neon-orange life vest the entire time. I’m working on it though. I’ve come a long way and have improved significantly but I’m not confident in my stamina and swimming for long periods of time. I shall update you on my swimming progress this year! I will be swimming like a fish before the end of 2013!!! That was actually one of my new year’s resolutions.

This was by far the best snorkeling I’ve ever done! I’ve snorkeled before and I either saw that same type of fish or I realized I was swimming with a Barracuda and got out the water so quick you would of thought it was coming after me. The barracuda was actually just chilling and not coming towards me but hey, you never know! I don’t play.

After snorkeling I walked out onto an island and hung out there for a bit for some reflection and play time in the water then headed back to the hotel. Day 4 was so fun, information filled, and relaxing. If you ever get a chance, go to Puerto Morelos. You won’t be disappointed in your experience. The softest sand I think I’ve ever felt between my toes.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Bathing Suit: Victoria’s Secret Monokini (bought 2 yrs ago)
  • Hat: borrowed

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Playa Del Carmen Day 4

Playa Del Carmen Day 4

Day 4 of my trip and Day 16 of the 28 day challenge brings some simple shorts and a tribal print top. I chose to bring this top because it was in spirit of the Tulum tour that I took that day. Tulum is an ancient Mayan ruin where only about 100 people lived (approx. 12 families). It was said to be only for high priests, doctors, etc. The people there were so advanced that they knew about medicine, dentistry, and even astrology. I saw the evidence of all this first hand. This stuff isn’t made up y’all! If you make it out to Cancun or Playa Del Carmen you have to come to Tulum! Learning the history was so extraordinary and I can’t wait until they’re done excavating. It is about 65% excavated and it’s taken many years to get to that point. The sad thing is that I couldn’t go inside the buildings because people in the past put graffiti on the walls. ¡Que lástima!

Tulum is set on the coast and the beach is absolutely gorgeous. It’s also a great place to reflect and get some me-time if possible. There are so many tourists I’m not sure if that place is ever empty!

Thanks for visiting and until next time!

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

What I’m Wearing:

  • Shorts: Forever 21 (old)
  • Top: Necessary Clothing (boutique in NYC)
  • Shoes: Sperry’s (old)
  • Hat: I borrowed it

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Playa Del Carmen Day 3

Playa Del Carmen Day 3

I am finally able to post again. I have been having technical difficulties for the past few days and I am back up and running! It feels good to be back.

Anywho, I wanted to share day 3 from my trip to playa and day 15 of the 28 day challenge!!! I chose to keep it chill and just hung out at the pool at the resort. I chatted with my friends and sipped on cold sweet drinks. That night we went to a sushi dinner to end the day. Day 3 was a much needed laid-back day.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Jean Vest: old
  • Maxi Dress: Forever 21
  • Sandals: Target
  • Earrings: INPINK Jewelry
  • Bracelet: gift (from boutique in Playa del Carmen)

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Playa Del Carmen Day 2

Playa Del Carmen Day 2

The second day of my trip to Playa Del Carmen was event better than the first. I rode in to downtown Playa and went to Señor Frogs for some ceviche that I was having cravings for since a week prior to the trip! I danced on the bar (only because they made me. It was some sort of fun game they do. I’m not a dance on bar tops type of girl.), and then I went on to the chair and laid out for a while. I finally mustered up the courage to get into the water. I was so nervous there would be jellyfish or crabs that would sting or pinch me (I’m slowly realizing how much of a scared-y-cat I am). The water felt so amazing as I jumped into the waves and splashed around like a little girl. In that moment I felt so blessed to be able to ENJOY life and take in the natural wonders of the world like the ocean, the sand, the sun, etc.

On the 14th day of the 28 day challenge I wore plaid shorts and a bright orange lace top. I felt the combo was perfect for the weather and people seemed to love it! I did a little shopping on 5th avenue and finally called it a day. No, I didn’t party or go to the discoteca. I’m more of a chill-on-the-beach type of gal.

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for Wrk IT Girl’s day 3 in Playa!

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

What I Wore:

  • Shorts: Aeropostale (old)
  • Top: Papaya
  • Bathing Suit: Target
  • Sandals: Target

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