One of the trends that I can’t get enough is off-the-shoulder. Thanks to boxing I am happy with my upper body and I think that when I wear off-the-shoulder pieces it makes my collarbone and chest look nicer and leaner. This cute jumpsuit is from Macy's and it is so comfortable for the summer. It is also a super versatile piece since I can create so many looks with it. I can easily dress it up pairing it with heels, but I can also style it as a chill outfit if I wear sneakers, or a more summer look with flat sandals. I also think that off-the-shoulder gives you the freedom to experience with bolder jewelry, like the red tassel earrings that I am wearing. I have so many ideas of how I can style this jumpsuit and I will probably be wearing it all the time this summer. #Macys1STATE
You don’t need to know me really well to know how much I love to workout. I have always enjoyed taking classes and when I moved to New York I signed up to NYSC and tried to enroll to all the classes that fit my schedule. However, it was a little hard to find classes that matched my schedule and after a while, they were not doing it for me anymore. I would finish a class and feel like it wasn’t challenging enough and I was getting bored. Coincidentally, around the same time that I was getting a little frustrated with the classes at NYSC I was approached by Classpass for a collaboration. They gave me one month of free membership and that was the push I needed to quit NYSC and join Classpass.
I have been a member for about two months and I LOVE the classes I tried so far. Their app is very practical and I can easily book a class. They have an insane amount of cool gyms throughout the city, and the app shows you a map or a list to find the options near you.
Another factor that influenced me to become a member of Classpass was their new partnership with Blink. Now, besides having the opportunity to try all the amazing classes, I can also just use any Blink gym when I feel like doing my own thing.
They have different types of membership, which you can check it out on their website.
And if you sign up using this link you will have 20% off your Classpass x Blink plan.
Or you could also use this link for a free two-week trial.
Here are the reviews for the five classes I have tried so far:
Stay tuned for more.
A friend of mine who has been working out at Fhitting room for years told me to try it and she was right: I love it! For me, I like when a workout is challenging but still doable. And that was one of the reasons why I loved this studio. It was a tough class, but not that class that you get frustrated for not being able to complete the sets. Even though the class was at a fast pace, everybody was able to respect their own limits, without having to rush and lifting the weight appropriate to them. I also loved how there are two instructors instead of one per class, so there is not a moment that you feel lost or helpless. I am very concerned about not hurting myself, and for me is way more important to get the right form than the number of reps.
Level of difficulty: ★★★★✩
Cleanness of studio and amenities: ★★★★★
Good for you if you like to: High-intensity class combining strength workout and cardio. And also clarity in what exercises you are doing and assistance to get the right form/movement (they have 2 trainers in each class).
How I felt after the class: energized, motivated, accomplished, and strong.
Price: $38 (when you buy your first class you get the second one free). Fhitting room is also part of Classpass which you can try 2 weeks free with this link or use this link for 20% off on the Classpass and Blink membership.
I love intense class and to feel challenged, so I decided to try a workout at Exceed Physical Culture. I'm glad I did it and it's one of the studios on Classpass that I will definitely come back. The class is 50 minutes long and gets your heart rate high while toning your whole body. The classes have a maximum of 20 people per class, which made very easy to communicate with the trainer and follow the workout. I liked how the class was in a fast pace which kept my heart rate high, and the sets were composed by a variety of exercises which worked different muscles and didn't allow me to feel bored.
Level of difficulty: ★★★★✩
Cleanness of studio and amenities: ★★★★✩
Good for you if you like to: High-intensity class combining strength workout and cardio.
How I felt after the class: energized, motivated, and strong.
Trainer I had: Alan Filauro
Price: $32 and they offer a first time special. Exceed is also part of Classpass which you can try 2 weeks free with this link or use this link for 20% off on the Classpass and Blink membership.
I have been wanting to try Flywheel for so long and I don’t know why it took me so much time to do it. I love spinning classes! I’m obsessed with Soulcycle, which was one of the reasons I wanted to check how was Flywheel. What I really liked about flywheel is that there is a race between you and other people in the class which for me is an extra push to work hard. I’m a competitive person and for me its fun to race with the other people in the class and also to see how much I am improving from class to class. Another plus for me was the fact that the settings for the class are very clear. Each bike has a little screen in which you can see the torq (resistance), speed, and your total power (an algorithm based on your speed and resistance). So it is very easy to understand what intensity your trainer is asking you to achieve the HIIT benefits, and also to measure your work.
Level of difficulty: ★★★✩✩
Cleanness of studio and amenities: ★★★★✩
Good for you if you like to: HIIT, sweat a lot, competition, and workout to great playlists.
How I felt after the class: light, energized and accomplished.
The trainer I had: Nowani Rattray
Price: $36 per class and $15 for the first class (NYC special). Flywheel is also part of Classpass which you can try 2 weeks free with this link or use this link for 20% off on the Classpass and Blink membership.
First I need to say that I might not be the right person to talk about this place because I freaking love boxing!! I did my first boxing class in LA three years ago and it was love at the first sight (or at first punch). When I walked in Church Street Boxing I had a flashback from my first time because the gym looks a lot like the one I went to in LA. Church Street Boxing is not like some of the “preppy” boxing gyms in the city (which btw I also like/frequent). When you are at Church Street Boxing it feels like the real deal: there are posters of fights all over the walls, a big rink, the music, everything made me feel like I was there not just to workout but to fight. The coach Gardea also helped make my experience great. I arrived a bit late and he made me do 50 (YES 50!!) burpees right away. He was the right combination of being tough but still nice and funny, which I personally love. As I have said before, I like to be challenged and having someone screaming at me to push a little harder was very motivational.
Level of difficulty: ★★★★★
Cleanness of studio and amenities: ★★✩✩✩
Good for you if you like to: be challenged, boxing, getting sweaty and dirty.
How I felt after the class: accomplished, strong, and looking forward to next class.
Trainer I had: Gardea Christian
Price: $30. Church Street Boxing is also part of Classpass which you can try 2 weeks free with this link or use this link for 20% off on the Classpass and Blink membership.
I think I probably never sweat as much as I did in this class! Bode is the formerly Bikram Yoga which offered hot yoga. If you another familiar with the Bikram method it is basically a yoga class in a heated room. When I say heated, I mean really hot. I love yoga, but I decided to try their High-Intensity Interval class because you know me, I love HIIT. What I liked about this class is that the fact that your body gets really warm it also makes it more flexible, and all the movements were low impact and I felt like I wasn't overdoing it or hurting my joints. My trainer was very clear and good at targeting the right muscles. I felt a little sore the next couple days, which for me is a positive sign.
Level of difficulty: ★★★✩✩
Cleanness of studio and amenities: ★★★★★
Good for you if you like to: definitely sweat! Low impact exercises and effective toning.
How I felt after the class: HOT! lol Energized and motivated.
Trainer I had: Aura
Price: $30 and they also have an introductory offer. Bode is also part of Classpass which you can try 2 weeks free with this link or use this link for 20% off on the Classpass and Blink membership.
Taking advantage of the weather today to wear my new vegan jacket from Lysse. I’ve always thought metallic jackets were cool and I was happy to collaborate with Lysse to create this look styling it. You will probably see me wearing it a lot when spring comes #cantwait. I also really wanted this yellow cabbyhat since I saw it last year at Urban Outfitter and I just got it on sale for $20 instead of $40 so I’m happy I waited to buy it (unfortunately it's already sold out). Lastly, my white and golden sneakers are from Shoes of Prey, which is one of my favorite places to buy shoes because they let you customize them. I designed this one myself and I love how it turned out.
Since I got back to NYC I have been looking for a fun colored fur and finally found this one at topshop, YAY! I wore it during NYFW with my new Tobi jeans and white boots from shoes of prey, which I designed myself - #condragulations for me!
NYFW was ok this season. It has been a hard adjustment to be back in NY and I decided to not go crazy and just do a few shows and events, instead of trying to fit everything in and feel overwhelmed most of the time.
get the look
I’m back bisheees!
Actually I am not that excited to be back. It was very hard to leave Brazil this time. My heart was so warm and happy surrounded by my family and friends, and it was hard to leave all of that behind and get back to my busy schedule and freezing winter. This is my last semester at the community college so I had to come back to finish it. After that I actually don’t know where life is going to take me. I honestly can’t decide what is my strongest feeling about NY: love or hate lol.
Complains aside, there are also the positive side of being back to NY like my friends here, my favorite restaurants, and the days when the weather is not that bad and I can wear a light jacket. Can’t wait for spring and warmer and brighter days.
Just like my previous post, these photos were taken at Iporanga beach. Iporanga is located inside a private condominium and if you don’t live there the only way to access the beach is to get there early in the morning. The privacy and tranquility of this private beach makes it easy to take photos. I was already tan by the time I took these photos and I love how the yellow brightens up with my skin. I’m also obsessed with stacked golden necklaces. I honestly have more than ten of them right now. Need to stop buying them! #pleasehelpme Haha
It feels so good to be in Brazil again. When I moved to the USA I spent five years without going home and Christmas and New year didn’t have the same meaning for me. Being surrounded by my family and friends during the holidays was priceless.
These pictures were taken at Iporanga beach - a private beach in the island where I grew up. I used to not go much to this beach when I lived in Brazil but now it has become one of my favorites. Being here makes me feel connected o myself again.
swimsuit: sunshine state swimwear
I had such an amazing experience getting my haircut at SFNY that I had to write a post talking more about it.I was introduced to SFNY through a newsletter email and I became curious to try it right away. The salon is a new concept created by the celebrity stylist Scott Yance. He created SFNY with the goal to offer a more private, enjoyable and worthwhile experience. He works only with appointments, and the service is completely exclusive.
Before I went to the salon, I was already impressed by the care of the SFNY’s team when their concierge emailed me asking my food and beverage preferences, and also offering assistance arranging my trip to the salon. When I arrived at the salon, I was warmly welcomed by Scott who is so incredibly nice and attentive! He gave me a little tour at the luxurious workspace, and then he sat with me and we talked about my hair. However, he was also interested in getting to know me and our conversation made me very comfortable, which made me relax and trust him to cut my hair – instead of my usual little nervous.
At the end, I was extremely happy with my haircut and I also left the salon in such a great mood! Not just because my hair looked great, but it was such a chill and fun time hanging out with Scott. I felt like I was with a friend, catching up and having a good time. I definitely recommend SFNY and will be coming back.
Last Friday, I was invited by Koolaburra to join other influencers and editors in a day at the Penning’s Farm in Upstate NY. We had a blast apple picking and trying their variety of ciders while wearing the cutest Koolaburra boots. Fall has officially began!
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters | Skirt: Asos | Sneakers: Converse
Who doesn't love amazing shoes for a good price? And what if you can actually customize them and create your own unique design? I honestly, have never been so excited to talk about a shoe brand like I am right now. Shoes of Prey let me design my shoes, which was such a fun experience, and I was so impressed with the quality of my boots when I received them. If you look at their website, you can have an idea of the creation process and all variety of combinations that you can use. I also uploaded a quick video at the end of this post showing a time lapse of when I created mine.
I was decided to design a pair of killer white boots, but then I realized I could make a black and white one which would be more unique, so I went for it! I was so anxious to get my shoes and once they arrived I was so happy! First off all, I am one of those people who loves presentation, and their package was on point. Then the shoes were impeccably beautiful! I wore it right away, and got stopped when I was in Soho by a girl who wanted to know where my boots where from.
I will, for sure, be wearing them a lot this fall, and I can’t wait to design another pair!