Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Tip of the week: Spice up your wardrobe with a red pant-suit! It's fierce, bold, and says you're not afraid of anything that comes your way. 

In honor of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week, I paired a VS pant-suit with classic Manolo Blahnik heels. 

Ciao Belle, XOXO, Maria Ariadna

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


New York is an experience like no other. It's exciting, it's constantly changing, it's original. The more work you put in, the more the city rewards you. You constantly meet new people and with new experiences you learn more about yourself, you find out who you are -- who you want to be. 

If this is your first time on Valengo Style, you may be wondering exactly what this is and who I am. To be perfectly honest, these are questions I ask myself every week.

Currently, I'm a second year law student at Fordham University School of Law where I'm a staff writer on the Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Media Law Journal and the Canvassing Chair for a student-run fellowship that provides students with stipends for summer internships that are unpaid and in the public interest. I've always been passionate about helping those that can't help themselves -- whether that be with legal representation or not. 

If I said that I knew exactly what this blog was, I'd be lying. I don't. It's an ever-changing and evolving part of my life. It's the place where I can share with the world my style and creativity. It's the place where I can control my image and my message. But what's the message? What am I trying to share? Who do I want to be? What do I want to do?

 You might be surprised to know just how often I ask myself those questions/how often I'm asked those questions. 

I want this blog to be empowering -- for myself and for all women. It's a statement that I am not one-dimensional. Women can do anything they set their minds to. I've never been someone that fits into a box. But why fit in when you can stand out? I'm not afraid to do the unexpected. It just so happens that I'm someone that loves fashion, style and individuality, but also since I was 7 years old I knew I was meant to represent people. Being a lawyer is not something I chose, but what I'm meant to do. But it's not all I'm meant to do. I'm an entrepreneur. I see the value in things where people don't. 

 This blog is certainly a big risk for me. Law-wise I want to be a corporate attorney, representing big companies and negotiating even bigger deals -- I'm sure you can imagine how big of a responsibility it is. Venturing into a fashion blog is a huge risk because of the way it may be perceived. But to be honest, how I dress is not something I'm ashamed of or something I think cannot be shared. This is like every business venture, it's risky, but if I put enough effort and dedication into this venture as I do to my law career, then the pay-off -- the reward -- is priceless. 
I'm asked by friends what I'm wearing to law school events, interviews, class, meetings, and social events -- all the time. So I want to use this platform to share with the world my #StreetStyle, my #CorporateStyle, but most importantly, my #ValengoStyle. If I am able to inspire just one person outside of my circle into finding their own style, then I will have made all the difference necessary. 

What I'm Wearing:


Scarf Hermes


H by Bordeaux


Miu Miu

To see more photos, click on any of the pics and if you like what you see, browse the site and check out some of the other outfit posts, and join me back here next week! Ciao belli!

XOXO, Maria Ariadna

Friday, September 11, 2015


The staple. The White Tee.
Some articles of clothing are staples, necessary. The white tee is one of them. There's so many different styles and ways to wear. You can wear a small white tee with a cute pair of overalls or wear it baggy with a pair of cutoffs and booties. Get creative! You can't go wrong with a LWT.

What I'm Wearing:

Classic White Tee: Zara
Cutoffs: Abercrombie & Fitch
Black Booties: Zara

XOXO, Maria Ariadna

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Happy Thursday! #AllBlackEverything
It's no secret that I'm a huge proponent of the all black outfit and it's perfect for a Thursday night out with your friends. Pair a body-con skirt with a crop-top and a statement clutch and you will shine in any room. 
 Today will be the first Thursday of my Summer vacation, and it's only going to last me a week and a half-when my 2L year at Fordham Law begins. It's been a crazy busy Summer. I worked for a private non-profit organization, NYLAG, New York Legal Assistance Group, where I helped get hundreds of vulnerable New Yorkers free legal advice. At the same time, I had a journal competition for Fordham Law, as well as try-outs for groups like the Dispute Resolution Society. Finally, the last two weeks I had on campus interviews for firms in NYC! 
But now, it's me time and I'm going to take full advantage of these precious few days off!

What I'm Wearing:


Skirt Victoria's Secret

Heels Manolo Blahnik

Clutch Punchcase

XOXO, Maria Ariadna

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I can't begin to explain what life is like when you live in New York City. It's almost a year that I've lived here and I have met some of the most fascinating people from shoe designers to photographers, jewelry designers, artists, singers, yoga masters, chefs, soccer players, lawyers, judges, and even financiers. NYC has fueled the creative part of me and has motivated me to pursue my passions of Fashion and the Law. Living here has helped me find the perfect balance of Fashion and Law as well as shown me the way to combine the two. 

What I've learned from each experience this year is that no matter where you are going in New York, you always have to look your best because you never know what opportunity might be awaiting you at that rooftop bar, lounge, or cafe. You might be surprised to know that opportunity awaits you even on the subways in NYC. -true story!-

If I had to give one staple piece of advice: There is no such thing as being overdressed

As long as you are dressed weather-appropriate and you are dressed appropriately to the situation, there is no such thing as overdressed. Dress up!! 
I take advantage of every opportunity to look my best!

Tackling the corporate world is a task I'm undergoing right now and I'm taking you all with me as I share with you all my #CorporateStyle! 
There is no rule that says Corporate Style has to be boring! The corporate world is exciting and demands extra care and attention, but that doesn't mean your wardrobe isn't demanding care and attention as well! However, I know how hard it can be to have to shift through to see what is and is not appropriate. So follow me the next few months as I share with you all my weekly Outfit of Choice. Follow the looks on Instagram with the #CorporateStyle and #ValengoStyle
As always, let me know what you all think and shoot me any questions in the comments below!

What I'm Wearing:

Button Down by Ralph LaurenTweed Jacket by ZaraWhite Pencil Skirt by H&MHeels by Valentino

Friday, June 26, 2015


 I had such a wonderful trip to California a couple weeks ago and I want to share with you all some photos from my trip! I'm a woman of many interests and one of them is photography. This was my first time ever to California and when I went to Venice Beach, I absolutely fell in love. 
Venice Beach was absolutely magical! The people were so friendly and full of life. It was a beautiful place filled with artists, athletes, and beach goers. It was so relaxing and fun; I met so many fascinating people from all walks of life, from veterans to professional skateboarders. It was certainly an incredible place and I can't wait to go back soon!

Scroll through to see more of this enchanting place. One of my favorite parts was the beautiful artwork on the buildings; the place was filled with artists selling their art and although I don't have a photo of it I have to say that it was absolutely amazing art and talent. 
What I'm Wearing:
Jeans by Current/Elliott
Sunglasses by Miu Miu
Espadrilles by Toms
Click HERE to see even MORE of the awesome photos I took!