Behind the Scenes with Fashion Truffles

Meet Viviana, the lovely blogger behind the daily style and fashion blog Fashion Truffles. Besides being gorgeous and having a killer sense of style, Viviana’s got brains too — she’s studying for her CPA, and recently, helped me do a mini audit of my own accounting books to make sure it was all on the up and up (fellow small business owners, I think you just found your girl!). I’m looking forward to meeting her this coming May when I’m in New York. I’m positive she’ll be as warm, friendly, and fun in real life as she is on her blog and over the phone. Take it away, Viviana!

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I hate flying, but I love being away. Weird, I know. The hubby and I have plans to visit Napa (and San Fran) and Thailand in the next two years, but the other destinations will need to be visited eventually. I dream of laying on the sand in Punta del Este, Uruguay, planning a safari excursion in South Africa, and exploring every single one of the Greek Islands. Some day…

The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
The Paris Wife: A Novel
The Alchemist


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Kenny and I got married about 5 months ago, but we’re already making big plans. We know we’re young so we’re in no rush, but it’s nice to think of what it will be like when we own our first little home (where we can have big dinner parties) and become a mommy and daddy (wowza!) I also hope to find exactly what I would like to do career-wise. I’m very comfortable at my current desk job, but Accounting for a Financial Services firm is NOT my passion. I’m good at it, I like it, but I don’t love it. More on that in a bit…


(1) Finishing my CPA license. I need to apply myself and get down to it. I didn’t pass by 2 points the last time so I’m SO close!!! Hopefully it’ll all be done and over by December 2012.

(2) Finding my true calling is my second goal. Retail Accounting here I come!


This one goes hand in hand with 1 of my goals to be accomplished in the next 5 years. I want to do what I love and love what I do. I want to be able to combine my love for fashion with my Accounting abilities and what better way to do it than Retail Accounting?! Yes, I dream of being the girl behind the scenes, behind the designer, with calculator in hand, balancing debits and credits (literally). I’m such a nerd! Any ideas on how to get there?


Fashion is clearly my number one passion, but food is right up there with it. Especially chocolate. Dark chocolate to be specific. Dark truffles are the way to this girl’s heart.


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My late grandfather, Nano. He was an amazing human being, always full of cheer and positive energy. He taught me to never give up on anything and to dream big no matter what obstacles came my way. I miss him every day.


After graduating from GW (Washington, DC) I went back home (San Juan, Puerto Rico) for 8 months and spent all my free time applying for jobs in NYC and traveling back and forth for interviews. I finally landed my first job in the Big Apple and moved 2 days before the start date. Just me and two enormous suitcases. No apartment, no family. I slept on one of my best friend’s couches for 2 weeks until I found an “affordable” apartment and, in the process, reconnected with Kenny and started dating him! I’ve been here for over 6 years now and couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I took a leap of faith that got me to where I’m at now – living in the city that never sleeps and married to the love of my life!


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On the couch, next to Kenny, watching reruns of NCIS, CSI, SVU or any other cop/detective show. Yes, there’s the dork in me again!


I started blogging fairly recently, really. In August of 2011 I wrote my first post as a way to share my obsession with fashion and anything stylish. In the process I have met so many inspiring, talented, sweet, and ambitious ladies that have taught me so much. From Photoshopping to dreaming big! It’s hard not to fall in love with such an amazing online community!

 

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  1. christin wrote:

    Had no idea she was an accountant. She is the sweetest! This series is amazing.

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  2. Love Viv! I am a CPA, so I know how hard the exam is! Keep your head up Viv! I look forward to meeting both of you in May!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  3. Great to hear about a fellow “numbers” girl who is also blogging. Viv – definitely read the Alchemist – it is a quick and inspiring read!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  4. Love this interview Viv! It’s so nice to learn more about my fellow Puerto Rican! God bless your future! XOXO

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  5. Aw absolutely loved learning more about Viv, one of my favorite bloggers. And ummm small business accounting? Can I hire you now??

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  6. Selena wrote:

    Hang in there, Viv. I just passed the last test and it feels so good. It’s hard to describe how hard those tests really are! I love debits & credits, too!!!! Good Luck!!! You can do this!!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  7. Awwww, Viv is beautiful and I love her blog! SO glad to see her over here!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  8. I ‘met’ viv just two weeks about through my BTS post and she is just soo sweet! I love that she moved to NYC with two suitcases – talk about liberation and fear all wrapped into one!

    Viv – If you read and like the Alchemist, also try Brida. It’s also by Paulo Coleho and it’s my favorite book of his!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  9. Adore Viv, and her beautiful blog!! Loved seeing her on here, today!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  10. each week i add a new blog to my “favourites” list because of this series… thanks for sharing again :) xx

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  11. Jess wrote:

    I’m excited to have learned more about Viv! Even though she’s on my daily Google Reader list, you miss these kinds of things when you jump in part way through reading a person’s blog. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  12. I love Viviana and her blog is wonderful! So happy to see her featured and learn more about her. Such a sweet, creative, and fashionable girl.

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  13. Love Viv and her drive to explore and discover herself. She’s also a fellow GW alum!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  14. Kate wrote:

    Wow, I can barely do simple addition and this girl is an accountant! Very impressed…she seems lovely :)
    <3 Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  15. Oh I just love Viv and it’s so great to know more about her!!!! Great post, girls!!!! Xoxox Elizabeth

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  16. I love this feature and Viv seems like such a sweet and enthusiastic person- the fact the she only started blogging recently is quite inspirational- keep up the good work Viv!

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  17. Alexa wrote:

    Viv is such a talent and her blog is one of my favorite reads. So funny we were thinking the same thing yesterday with geometric prints! xo

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  18. Taylor O wrote:

    love Viv and her blog! this was great :)

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  19. What a fun read! It’s great getting to know people this way. Keep this up!

    -Tara
    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com

    14 Mar 2012 · Reply
  20. viv wrote:

    Thanks for the feature, Victoria!! All these sweet comments are making me blush!! xoxo

    15 Mar 2012 · Reply
  21. Emma R wrote:

    This is one of the best BTS’s I’ve read! Love it and Viv – she’s gorgeous! Xxx

    15 Mar 2012 · Reply
  22. Bettina wrote:

    I’ll have to make sure to check her blog out, she sounds like a fabulous gal!

    15 Mar 2012 · Reply
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