September 15th was the start of celebrating my Mexican heritage with National Hispanic Heritage month. In honor of this celebration, I am so happy to share with you the women that I've met who are like-minded, smart, beautiful and share the same culture. Although we are all from different roots and represent different countries through our ancestry, one thing is for sure... we all love tacos!
Jk. Ok maybe not, I mean I don't know anyone who doesn't love tacos! That's besides the point though! teehee..
We all descend from the Latin culture and values. What I love most about this culture is we all come in different shapes, sizes, heights, and shades! I never knew how many other latina influencers were in the DFW area, doing the same thing that I am doing if not a little different (in a good way!). I often find myself attending different events and realizing much later, that I'm usually the only hispanic one in the bunch. Nothing wrong with that! As I love diversity and it's one of the reasons why I wanted to move to Dallas in the first place. I just wondered who else was out there that was kiiinda like me in a culture sense. Certainly I'm not the only one right? EXACTLY RIGHT! Through hashtags, and using keywords to search, I reached out to all of these women who you will find here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who are also bloggers in their own right!
So, what is National Hispanic Heritage month anyway? It is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture. (source)
Without further adue, meet my new girlfriends! (in no particular order by the way!)
Latinas Living Life - Mari & Lidia
I thought these girls were twins or sisters! Lidia (left) and Mari (right) are so cute in person and together! They were the first latina bloggers I had started following in the area, and I was so excited when I found them! I love how they are able to always coordinate and look so good together! You can find them at latinaslivinglife.com or Instagram @latinaslivinglife or Twitter @latinaslivinglife
Ally Fiesta - Ally
Alejandra , aka Ally, reminds me of one of my greatest friends back home! Which is why I felt like I have known her forever! She is such a beautiful person and very easy to talk to. She's also very knowledgeable about social media tactics and strategies. Lovely to have met you! You can follow her adventures on Instagram with @allyfiesta
TX Elizabeth - Elizabeth
If you want to know the lifestyle of Dallas, then you got to follow my girl on Instagram @TXElizabeth ! Her blog txelizabeth.com is full of great content on her whereabouts around town! What I love about Elizabeth is that she always has a smile on her face! By the way, I still love that dress!!
Rebeca.lablog - Rebeca
Rebeca came all the way from Fort Worth to join our meetup! Rebeca covers a lot of events that occur within and around Dallas! However she is also a travel blogger! I love the beatiful pictures she captures to tell a story! You gotta check her out! You can keep up with Rebeca on her Instgram @rebeca.lacblog
The Red Sole Society - Vanessa
I always get excited when I meet another Vanessa! Haha. This one is my long lost fierce sister Vanessa Posner Solomon. She designs with @the_vendals and was a contributor as a sponsor for the event! Thank you! You can find her @theredsolesociety and her website www.theredsolesociety.squarespace.com
Jenny and Rebeca are sisters just fyi! I am so happy that Jenny was able to join us, also from Fort Worth! Her photos are just as beautiful as her sisters! She captures her adventures and travel, good eats, and cute selfies all on her Instagram @jennyyfranz
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Last but not least, Fernandos Mexican Cuisine! @fernandostexmex The food here is sooo good and authentic! It's one of the better Tex Mex restaurants in the area, in which I highly recommend! The staff is so courteous, and the environment is very inviting! They even have a covered patio which is perfect for those cool Fall days coming up! Thank you so much for allowing us to host our first meetup!