I was born and raised in Lima, Peru but moved to Miami, FL back in 2001 with my family (mom, dad, and brother). My background is of course Peruvian, Japanese, and Spanish (interesting mix I must say). My move to the States was rather difficult on me for several reasons. Leaving a place I loved and had known my entire life was not an easy thing, much less leaving the ones I loved. The transition to a new school, a new language, a new schedule, new friends, a completely new life but guess what? I made it! =D I am now a proud mom to an 11-year-old boy who takes my breath away and a happy wife to a crazy Irish man who makes my heart beat faster <3
As a teenager I was not really into fashion, I was actually quite opposed to it. I was more of a rebel who always wanted to wear black, my favorite accessories were spike bracelets, and converse were always my go-to shoes. Jack Skellington from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' was my favorite character and I had to have his cute little skeleton face everywhere. Well, those days are long gone!
After I graduated high school, I went into the workforce, where I quickly realized that checkered shoelaces and spike-studded belts would not make for the most professional or presentable attire. I basically had no choice but to dress the part if I wanted to fulfill my career goals. Well you know the saying... "dress for the job you want, not the job you have" and I am a big advocate for "presentation is key to success."
I started my Instagram page as a hobby, after being told by so many people (mainly my husband) that I should start a fashion blog and, although I prefer being behind the scenes, IG works for me. I never thought I would learn as much as I have or that this "little hobby" would require as much work but I enjoy every minute of it. h
I've always said that it's important for everyone to do something they enjoy, even if that something is to turn on the radio and dance for a few minutes. It is so important to take care of one's self and even though time may not always be on our side, we must make time and enjoy the little things. Having now started this project, I can't believe I didn't do it sooner!
DressMeForLess was created as a place to share fashion inspiration while incorporating those beautiful pieces that don't have to cost a fortune to make you look like a million bucks! Affordable fashion is my go-to and I love sharing what I know and find with everyone and anyone. Hope my blog can help with fashion and style inspiration for either work attire, special event, or just everyday life.