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Why I March.


2016 was a year, am I right?!
Along with it being a rough year personally, 2016 was a little rough for our country

I’ve never considered myself an activist or an extremely political person but this year has made me discover feelings I never knew I had. Living outside of DC, it is easy to block out the political talk and give a huge eye roll and a snide remark for anyone who brings such a topic up “We get it!  You work on The Hill...” <insert eye roll>
I’ve always been surrounded by it and became numb to the chatter.  
Then one day I woke up and I realized how much I cared.

On January 21st, an amazing event is happening where an expected 200,000 people, with the vast majority of them being women, will march on our Nation’s Capital to make our voices heard.  If you haven’t heard of this event, it is the Women’s March on Washington.  Someone who has been elected to represent the greatest nation in the world has the views and opinions that so many individuals within this country, do not stand for.  

So we march.

As a daughter and granddaughter of Cuban refugees, I feel that others trying to escape their horrific living conditions should have the ability to come here to rebuild and reestablish their lives. I march.

As a woman who should have the ability to chose to bring or not to bring another life into this world. I march.

As a woman who is living above the poverty line and can afford her own health care but understands her privileged circumstance and feels that every woman should be given that same opportunity to affordable healthcare WHICH can lead to bringing healthier lives into this world. I march.

As a person who believes that NO ONE should be denied certain, unalienable rights based on their sex, race, and most of all, religion. I march.

As a person who believes that LOVE IS LOVE. I march.

I am beyond excited to drive less than 5 miles into my city, Washington DC, and stand next to some amazing women and men to demonstrate America’s voice.  Will you be marching??

Check out the official link ( https://www.womensmarch.com/ ) to learn more about DC's march and the regulations you should know prior to joining us in making history. Not local? See if your city is marching too.

Get to Work.

Getting back into any type of rhythm is always hard.
Coming back from a long vacation and getting back into your normal work routine is the example that sticks out in my head the most. Prior to the vacation, all you can think about is jetting off and soaking up the sun or exploring new cities.  
pants: c/o banana republic | sweater: c/o banana republic | heels: rebecca minkoff | bag: tory burch

Once you settle back down into your desk chair you are bombarded with emails and voicemails of things you miss, answering questions from curious coworkers about your travels that make you reminisce and long for the lands you had just explored.  

Overwhelmed. Sad. Nostalgic. Rebellious.  
These are all words that I would use to describe a hiatus of any kind which is where I have found myself recently with this blog.  
This space I’ve had for over 4 years and it is something that I love so much and cannot for see letting go of any time soon.  With that being said, life does happen sometimes that gets in the way and I am sorry I’ve let it affect this little place.  
Since my last post, lots of life has happened.  2016 (thankfully) has come and gone and I am ready for what the new year has in store.
This office outfit is perfect to “get back to work”.  My office is pretty relaxed and I normally opt for some type of pant top combo to throw on and run out the door.  This wool blend is so soft and the cropped hem I have taken a liking too.  I have been a little hesitant to jump on the super cropped trend since I’m a shorter 5’4” but I feel the fitted sweater makes it more flattering.  Have any of you adopted this work trend too?

pants: c/o banana republic | sweater: c/o banana republic | heels: rebecca minkoff | bag: tory burch


werk work.

If you follow me on Instagram (@avizastyle) you may have seen this outfit a few weeks/months back.
This outfit is a fool-proof put together look for days some of our big bosses come into our office.
Most things I own in my closet are interchangeable between the office and after hours (minus my crop tops!) so my normal process of getting dressed in the morning is pretty easy and simple because almost anything works together!
A fun work outfit for fall. | A.Viza Style | double breasted blazer - printed pants - dc blogger - everlane flats
blazer: banana republic | pants: zara | topj.crew | flatseverlane | bagcuyana

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A fun work outfit for fall. | A.Viza Style | double breasted blazer - printed pants - dc blogger - everlane flats
A fun work outfit for fall. | A.Viza Style | double breasted blazer - printed pants - dc blogger - everlane flats This outfit is a prime example of how I spend less than one minute thinking about what I will wear to work but it looks like I may have done a few wardrobe changes before finally deciding upon this fun ensemble.

These printed pants are just a chic alternative to normal solid work pants (last worn here).
I mean sometimes we just need a fun print to put some pep in our step to get us through a gloomy Tuesday.
A fun work outfit for fall. | A.Viza Style | double breasted blazer - printed pants - dc blogger - everlane flats
A fun work outfit for fall. | A.Viza Style | double breasted blazer - printed pants - dc blogger - everlane flats
I've sported this blazer a few times (here and here) on the blog for the short amount of time I've actually owned it.
The reason for this is because I am obsessed with the navy double breasted style which I blame on the  the classic preppy style in me.
It really makes an outfit look pulled together so easily that I don't know what I wore in its place prior to adding it to my blazer collection.
Umm did I mention - it's 50% off right now...you're welcome.
A fun work outfit for fall. | A.Viza Style | double breasted blazer - printed pants - dc blogger - everlane flats
blazer: banana republic | pants: zara | top: j.crew | flats: everlane | bag: cuyana

So the whole reason behind my ramblings today is that it is SO easy to look chic and put together for the office without spending all your extra morning minutes picking out what to wear.
Know what works and doesn't work in your closet.
Grab and go!


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shein top.

top:  c/o shein | shorts: forever21 (last seen here)

This is a little late but I had to share.
As the temperatures are starting to cool off, I am just dreaming of my Florida vacation coming up where I can hopefully break this top and shorts out for a little bit.



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