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Monday, June 30, 2014

here kitty, kitty








pic credz: ali kunz
style/concept/edit: me
on my bodayy:
cat face one piece: forever 21, black shorts: old similar here, men's flannel: sifted attire, 
hat: old similar here, round gold rim sunnies: c/o wholesale celeb shades here
black faux pony hair birkenstock look-a-likes: c/o ami clubwear here


all i wanna say in this bodysuit is..
 meeeoowww! 
talk about cat nips too! bahaha
these birk look-a-likes are sooo freaking comfy.
they are made of soft rubber so they are even more comfortable than real birkenstocks.
i love the black faux pony hair, you can't really tell how shiny the hair is from these pics but it's pretty. 
 and for a quarter of the price of birks..
i totally recommend these babies!!

xM

Sunday, June 29, 2014

billowy ballerina










pic credz: ali kunz
style/edit/concept: me
on mahh bodayy:
light pink ruffle dress: adidas x stella mccartney old similar here, cowry shell gypsy necklace: here, beige strappy patent faux leather gladiator sandals: ℅ amiclubwear.com here, bracelets: alex and ani


tiny dancer status:)
these sandals are another take on the open toe gladiator sandal.
i like that they have a rubber sole and heel, they are super comfy and different.
oh and did you notice my new hair?
i went all the way blonde, i have one more session to go to get to the blonde i want. 
i figured, why not?! riiiiight?
woohoo!

xM

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

one day i'll fly away






pic credz: ali kunz
style/concept/edit: me
on mahh bodayy:
feather neck collar: ℅ micaela maria llc, gray tunic top: old, 
floral ruffle shorts: love culture, black knee high gladiators: old similar here


this feather neck collar is in-freaking-credible!! 
my ig friend, micaela, makes these by hand!! 
she customizes each of them to whatever trend you want.
 she can make them more gothic to more bohemian to more elegant.
these pieces are perfect for dressing up any outfit and creating a unique look.
check out her instagram (link is above) and email her with any questions;)

xM

Monday, June 23, 2014

be the sun to my moon







pic credz: ali kunz
style/concept/edit: me
on mahh bodayy:
sun and moon print crop top: motel rocks asos, metal visor sunnies: ℅ wcshades.com
ripped boyfriend jeans: old, men's flannel button up: sifted attire, adidas slip on sandals: here

keeping "cool as a cucumber" in this crop top, babayy!
so i've had these ripped jeans for over 3 years and each time that i wear them they get ripped even more!
 my husband has been making fun of me since last year because of the ginormous hole on the right leg. luckily for me those huge holes are becoming more on trend.. but either way, trend or not, i love these holey jeans of mine. 
oh and let's not forget about these ahhhmazing sunnies, they are super bada$$ and shield those sun rays even more since they have cool visors on them.
they are def moving up to be my fav summer sunglasses!!

xM

Friday, June 20, 2014

bells and florals







pic credz: ali kunz
style/concept/edit: me
on mahh bodayy:
floral bell sleeve dress: ℅ pink blush, oversized round sunnies: ℅ wholesale celeb shades
over the knee gladiator heels: urbanog.com, necklaces: forever 21, moonstone ring: david yurman

i am infatuated with the sleeves on this dress!!
sleeve bells make me one happy muchacha:)

for this post i have partnered up with pink blush 
for a $25 e-card giveaway!!
woohoo!!

to enter:

please "like" pink blush on facebook and twitter

annnd

be sure to be following me here on my blog and on instagram @muchachamary

when done, comment here with your email address so we can contact you if you win :)

contest winner will be announced 6/23/14 on this post, so make sure to check back.

good luck!!

xM



Friday, June 13, 2014

four years






pic credz: my sister, natalie
on mahh bodayy:
white embroidered tunic: h&m old similar here, cut off velvet shorts: thrifted diy, 
leopard print booties: asos old similar here, indian print cross body: old similar here
leopard face black and gold watch: michele similar here, bracelets: alex and ani here

 *personal post*

6.12.10-6.12.14
marks four years of sobriety for me.

if you would have told me five years ago that today i would not be the same party girl, the same shot pourer, the same beer shot gunner, the same crazy drunk girl that thought she could out drink any boy in the bar.. 

i would have laughed at you.

 i would have thought that you were out of your damn mind, to relax and have a shot of jack.

you see for me, i wasn't the typical alcoholic, i was the let's go to lunch with my friends and have a drink type, that would take it throughout the day and into the night type of drinker.

sure, drinking in moderation is fine and i am all for that, 
but for someone like me and the mental state that i was in, i could not do moderation. 

with me it's all or nothing.

to this day, it's still all or nothing but in a productive way.

i was more an alcohol abuser who thought drinking and blacking out was normal.
i was young, i was carefree, i was living my life and i was drinking with my friends.

who i wasn't drinking with (most often) was my husband.

it started to eat at our relationship and we would fight like no other.
ultimately i was given' the ultimatum of "keep drinking or be married".
it wasn't until that day that i realized that i had a problem.
that i had been hurting the one person who loved me the most.

my husband.

i quit that day, cold turkey.

was it easy? 
no.
was i angry at him?
hell, yes.

am i happy with my decision?
not at first or the first 3 months.
today, with all my heart and soul.

i was very scared i would lose myself.
i only knew myself as the crazy "let's drink" and have a good time "mary"
i didn't know who i really was.
every function or girl's night i would go to, i would pre-drink and take a to-go cup.
that was my liquid courage.
i didn't know how it face a crowd with out alcohol.
it was my facade.

in the last four years i have got'n to know the real me, i have been able to test my limits, my body and my mind.

with out alcohol i have been able to accomplish things i never thought possible.

i have made a name for myself in my career, i have been able to give back to charity, i have been able to be there for people who where there for me, i have been able to be myself and be comfortable in my own skin, i have been able to smash my goals.
 and most importantly i am a loving wife to my amazing husband.

nothing in life is easy, that is rewarding.

i have had many challenges and road bumps over the last four years, that could have easily led me back to drinking and back to numbing my emotions with some vodka.

but instead of turning to the bottle i decided to feel.

i decided to feel the good and the bad.

to me that is living and how life was intended.

feel it.
feel your emotions and don't be afraid of them. 
you can turn your negative thoughts into positive ones, just have confidence. 
find it in you, like i found it in myself.

today, i am muchacha, i am mary, i am mary ann horne.

i am crazy, i am wild, i am strong, i am fun, and i care.

i care about all of you who are struggling to find the real "you".

know that i believe in you, know that i am rooting for you.

you will not lose who you are. 

you will remain yourself but the best version of yourself.

i have found myself, like i said i am still crazy but i have grown tremendously from this experience.
i am beyond grateful to my husband, my family and all my friends who have  supported me. 
one day i maybe able to drink "like a lady"..
but for today, i will take another 24.

xM




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

scarlet begonias












pic credz: ali kunz
concept/styling/edit: me
on mahh bodayy:
pink faux fur coat: thrifted, cut off jeans: sifted attire, 
cut up grateful dead muscle tee: old diy similar here, moon quarts ring: david yurman,
black strappy sandals: asos, black bra-let: american apparel

"she had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes. 
and i knew without askin' she was into the blues."

-Grateful Dead

xM

Monday, June 9, 2014

the runaway










pic credz: ali kunz
concept/styling/edit: me
on mahh bodayy:
red muscle tee: forever 21 here, black and white wide leg floral pants: old similar here
black felt cowboy hat: old similar here, bold baja weekender bag: here


this bag is mahh fav ever!!
 it's big enough to lug all my summer essentials!
i could run away, pack this bag and everything would fit!! 
well, most everything.. lol

xM