Maristella in a grunge inspired outfit Maristella wears a turtleneck sweater under an oversize t-shirt, tartan skirt from Zara, Dr. Martens boots.

The Perfect Oversized T-Shirt

I bought this t-shirt at Opening Ceremony in 2008. It was really trendy back then to cut everything you owned and turn it into something new. It was bad, people. I slashed my tights from …

How to wear sandals in the fall Maristella wears a Nanushka dress with Maryam Nassir Zadeh Olympia sandals and Hysteria socks

How to Wear Sandals in the Fall

Okay, I have to admit, I was pretty excited about fall come September this year. I grew up in a steady heat of 80ºF and 80% humidity year round, with the exception of some slightly …

Maristella in a white button down shirt from H&M and MAC Amplified Lipstick in Morange Maristella wears a white shirt from H&M Studio

Gingham Pants and White Cowboy Boots

I think we can blame Raf Simmon’s Calvin Klein for the resurgence of cowboy style boots we’ve seen this year. Although his metal toe version is exponentially cooler than my Zara lookalikes, I have to …

Maristella wears a lilac linen off the shoulder dress from Kitri Studio Maristella wears a linen summer dress in lilac

Lilac is the New Millennial Pink

If there is one sure-fire way to beat the summer heat, it’s linen. As someone born and raised in the tropics, trust me—it’s the most breathable fabric. Plus, it’s somehow simultaneously elegant and casual enough …

Maristella wearing Nanushka knit sweater and pants with black and white polka dots and Matrix sunglasses Maristella wears a Nanushka dot knit sweater and Giant Vintage sunglasses at Fonda Paraiso in Panama

Nanushka Polka Dot Mismatched Set

It’s been a while, I know. I wanted to do a whole fancy announcement but to be honest, life gets in the way a lot these days! So, instead, please accept this post as my …

Maristella wearing Zeta's Gifted Top and Gifted Skirt in Paris Maristella wearing an oversize blazer with a bow embellished skirt and top set in Paris

The Colombian Brand You Need To Know

There is so much talent and creativity coming out of Colombia. One name I was recently introduced to is Bogotá-based Zeta; beautifully designed and incredibly well made party clothes is how they describe themselves—and I …


Back In New York (in Green Gingham)

Happy Tuesday guys! I’m back in New York working on some amazing things that will hopefully change my life in the coming months. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I’ve been here …