Posts in LIFESTYLE
MAMA'S HOME - FLAMINGO FRIDAY IN ARUBA

Two weeks ago, Stef whisked me away to Aruba to celebrate my 30th birthday, tropical-style! Yes, #KrystlesVintageThirty was in January but we're celebrating all year long (Beyonce diva-style) and it was time for #KrystlesTropicalThirty! 

If you can't tell by now, I LOVE Flamingos! F to the L to the A to the... okay we might be here for a while if I continue. Seriously guys these beautiful pink birds have a special place in my heart, yet I'd never seen them in person until now!

I've linked to some cute Flamingo beach wear so continue reading to get your Flamingo Friday on! 

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TRAVEL DIARY - KRYSTLE'S TROPICAL THIRTY IN ARUBA (PART 1)

It's been about two weeks since my trip to Aruba and I'm currently sitting in the restaurant of a super cold Upstate NY hotel writing this post and day-dreaming of sunshine, beaches and flamingos! I met my darling pink babies in person for the first time but before I start gushing about them (I'll do that in a separate post) let's stay on track with the happy island.

Continue reading to get my full recap on Aruba! 

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MINT CHIP & STRAWBERRY DREAMS 🍓🍦🍡

It's going up to 80 degrees today in NYC and feels like we've skipped Spring and jumped right to Summer! I'm not complaining because I love the warm weather and any excuse to leave my coat where it belongs; in the closet! I plan on soaking up some sunshine today and if you're anywhere warm & sunny, I hope you do too.

It's the perfect day to step out and have a scoop or two or three because what's an 80 degree day without sweet treats?

This look is inspired by my all time favorite dessert and incorporates a few pieces I rocked last Spring.

Continue reading to get all the details and see how you can re-create this sweet look!

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KRYSTLE'S VINTAGE THIRTY - PART 2

I celebrated my 30th birthday with a 4 day weekend full of activities and you know I had to bring the outfits out! I shared Part 1 of my Vintage Thirty and now I want to share Part 2 with all my looks as well as the places I visited. 

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KRYSTLE'S VINTAGE THIRTY - PART 1

Yaaasssssss!!!! I turned 30 this month and had a blast doing so. I planned on sharing this post sooner but between all the birthday celebrations and work, I had no time to do so until now.

Honestly, I'm super tired and have a ton of work to complete for LinkedIn, and some things to tend to for Mom so I'll keep this post short and sweet on the words and heavy on the images. I have another piece I want to share with you but will do so when I'm not trying to do 100 things at once. 

Now you're probably wondering why Krystle's Vintage Thirty, so let me explain. If you couldn't tell, I LOVE VINTAGE. Now besides my deep love, something usually becomes vintage after about 25 years, so I waited 5 more years after turning 25 to ensure I was in the clear. I don't actually think this refers to people but hey, it's my birthday and I make my own rules, damn it! Now even a Vintage Thirty wouldn't be complete without tropical flavor, after all my name is Krystle DeSantos! Now let's dive into some of the images from my 30th birthday weekend. 

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I LIKE TO CHA CHA!

The weather is cooling down here in NYC but summer isn't over just yet! I'm in denial because summer is my absolute favorite season! I wanted to go out with a tropical bang before fall officially starts so today I'm sharing this look with you. I hope it gives you all the summer feels and tropical vibes as much as NYC can give! 

Continue reading to get more deets on this look and find out about this cute Cha Cha spot! 

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CONEY ISLAND DANCE PARTY

Hey hey! Happy weekend!!! Mildred visited Coney Island a few weeks ago and found herself having a little dance party near the art walls. Here's a quick video I snuck of her prancing around to "Heart of Glass" by Blondie! That was not the actual song playing in the background but like Beyonce, #MildredAlwaysOnBeat (sometimes, lol). 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a wonderful week ahead! 

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COOPER HEWITT DESIGN MUSEUM THROWBACK

Back in February Stef and I visited the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum as one of our Valentine's Day activities and today I'm sharing a little throwback with you. We experienced the Beauty exhibition and it did not disappoint! The exhibit examines the question of "Why beauty now?" and takes you through an "immersive, multisensory experience". 

I shared a few images on Instagram and one of them was re-grammed by the Museum's account. I felt pretty cool about it but even cooler when I noticed a photo right under mine of Beyonce and Jay Z visiting the exhibition. 

Don't believe me? Click through to see my dorky moment and more images from this amazing exhibit.

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MILDRED AT THE BEACH

Last summer Mildred & I ventured to the beach and I never got around to posting the images on the site so here goes. Be sure to click through for a flamingo surprise!

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MANUS X MACHINA - AN EVENING AT THE MET

Two weeks ago, Fancyfied my dear friend and sister from another mister invited me to a private viewing of the Manus x Machina exhibition at The Met. The exhibition was spectacular and is a must see if you're in NYC. If you're unable to see it in person, have no fear! I'm sharing a few of the dresses on display. Click through to see all the drool-worthy extravagance. 

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VINTAGE SHOPPING THROWBACK

Last Summer, I took a trip to a quaint little town called Doylestown in Pennsylvania and came across this wonderful vintage shop.

I never got around to sharing the trip with you so how about we invent throwback Tuesday (does that already exist?) and take a stroll down memory lane together!  

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MILDRED'S MIAMI MEMORY

While traveling back from Cartagena, we stopped in Miami for a couple of nights because there was a terrible snow storm in NYC. I checked the weather for this weekend and it's suppose to snow (insert crying emoji face). I'm not sure if the snow will turn into rain this weekend but it was very cold all week to the point where we had to whip out our puffy coats and boots again. It's April and all I can say is "Winter to be gone!" I'm ready for sunshine, crisp air and fragrant flowers. 

If you're feeling the chill and want to warm up, reminisce with me and take a stroll with Mildred along South Beach wearing some of her wardrobe essentials. I've linked to a few options for you because they're not your typical "essentials" lineup ;)

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