Monday, September 8, 2014

Fashion Week Survival Guide: Foldable Flats

It's Fashion Week! Fashion Week runway shows and its surrounding events can be quite fun but also very hectic. One is often running from one corner of Manhattan to the other (or even to the outer boroughs). This week I'm sharing some of my favorite Fashion Week Essentials.

Foldable Flats

Sky-high heels are pretty much a must at Fashion Week. But you don't have to torture your feet the entire day. Stick these foldable flats in your designer bag and switch them out at every opportunity to prolong your fashionable day out. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Bag

In today's beauty video, I'm sharing everything I can carry in my vintage Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Bag. So, if you'd like to see what's in my bag, watch the video below.

What do you carry in your daily cometic bag? Anything you can't live without or suggest I try? Let me know in the comment section below.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Outfit of the Day

Jeans: c/o Jordache // Tank: Mossimo via Target // Shirt: J Crew c/o my hubby //Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana // Scarf: c/o Old Navy

It's Labor Day! This holiday is very important to me and my family for many reasons. On this day, we remember all of the sacrifices and work it took to create fair and humane work environments for all Americans.

I'm celebrating this special day with this fashion homage to Labor Day. I'm channeling Rosie the Riveter (yes, again!) plus some classic housewife looks in this Outfit of the Day.

I'm wearing a classic blue gingham button down shirt by J Crew. It actually belongs to my husband. I simply rolled up the shirt from the bottom and tied it just under by bust for a fitted look.

I also rolled up the sleeves so they're out of my way for the work ahead. I'm also wearing a simple white tank by Mossimo from Target.

These amazing jeans are by Jordache. They're a skinny cropped cut which are perfect for both modern and retro looks.

This jeans have a lot of stretch, which makes them perfect for ladies on the curvier end of the spectrum. They're super comfortable and easy to move around in.

You've seen these wedges before on my blog (here) but I can't help but feature them again. These blue gingham wedges are by Dolce & Gabbana and are embellished with adorable white bows with gold hardware tips. Although I own more shoes than I can remember (I seriously forget about some of the shoes in my collection), my husband thinks these are my sexiest.

This makeup application is my go-to look at the moment. The shades are neutral with a pop of red on the lips and my signature winged liner. I created this look using Make Up For Ever Duo Mat,
Urban Decay's Flushed Blush Palette in Streak and Dolce & Gabbana's Italian Monica.

I also have my hair in pin curls secured with bobby pins and my bandana by Old Navy. It's the white and blue scarf created by artist Curtis Kulig (of the "Love Me" campaign) exclusively for Old Navy influencers.

How did you spend this three-day weekend? Let me know in the comment section below.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On Wednesdays We Wear Rosa

Top: Solemio Los Angeles // Skirt: Dorothy Perkins // Shoes: Michael Kors // Necklace: Kluster // Earrings: Colombian Artisan // Headband: Unknown

I love when I can combine certain looks into one seamless outfit. As you all know, I'm a very proud Latina who just happens to love retro/pinup looks. In this Outfit of the Day, I'm able to show off both loves in this amalgamated look.

Certain materials and embellishments remind me of traditional Spanish and/or Latin American fashion. I love the ruffled cotton straps on this crop top by Solemio. I make me feel ├╝ber Latina every time I wear it.

This pale pink skirt is by Dorothy Perkins. This skirt definitely has a retro feel to it thanks to the midi length. The pleats also give this A-line skirt some extra flare at the bottom.

The skirt is also textured which gives it a unique look and finish. I get compliments on it every time i take it out for a spin.

I love bright colors over tan skin. That's why I decided to wear hot pink accessories with this look.

I'm wearing a hot pink beaded necklace by Kluster. I'm also wearing these Artisan hand-made earrings I purchased in Colombia. I finished by added a black and hot pink feathered headband.

To finish this look, I wore my nude Michael Kors pumps.

Get the look:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sephora VIB Rouge Haul

Sephora had another VIB Rouge event a few weeks ago. I was not able to attend but I did take advantage of their VIB point reward promotion. Instead of earning just 1 point per every dollar you spent, you actually earned 4 points! I purchased one of my staples and decided to try out a few products I've been eyeing.

Watch my video below to check out everything I bought:

Products featured:
1. Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper
2. Benefit's They're Real! Push Up Liner 
3. Urban Decay's Limited Edition Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Polish
4. Urban Decay's Limited Edition Mrs. Mia Wallace Lipstick
5. Urban Decay's Limited Edition Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Liner
6. Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion Lip Stain No. 10 Red Essence 

What I'm wearing:
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat
Urban Decay Electric Palette
Urban Decay Flushed Blush Palette in Streak
Sephora Always Red Lip Stain

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chic in the City

Dress: Bar III // Shoes: Seychelles // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Jewelry: My Pacific Pearls

I attended a lovely blogger brunch hosted by Bar III in the meatpacking district of New York City. I wore this chic Bar III dress to the event. Like a great number of the female [and some of the male] population, Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite style icons. This outfit of the day is my take on a modern Audrey look

This dress is simply perfection. The top fits like a glove and the classic fit & flare shape looks great on everyone. The wide black and white stripes on the bottom also give this dress a stylish eye-catching accent.

The modern twist on this dress is the length. The short skirt gives the modern girl a chance to show off her legs as they stroll through any special engagement. 

You'll also note that I'm carrying the latest addition to my Louis Vuitton collection - my Alma BB Rose Angelique. I have not used this bag as often as I would like to so I just jumped at the chance to take it out for a spin to this blogger brunch.

My pop of color comes by way of my fuchsia and pink shoes. These super cute retro heels are the All Dressed Up Pumps by Seychelles. They're one of my favorite vintage-reproduction brands. These T-Strap shoes are in fuchsia colored suede material with pink straps.

Don't you just love the details on these shoes? They feature pleating of the suede on the heels and an exquisite circular design over the toes made with the light pink leather. The shape of the heel and toe box are also quite unique and reference decades past. 

I kept my hair simple yet sophisticated by pulling my stands back into a bun. I finished my look with neutral eye makeup using Urban Decay's Naked Basics palette and my signature red lip (via Sephora's Always Red lip stain). And, of course, my pearl set from My Pacific Pearls

How do you like to dress for brunch? Let me know in the comment section below. 

Get the Look:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The 4 Bags Every Woman Should Own (Featuring GiGi New York)

It's no secret. I love handbags. From artisan bags hand-made in Latin America to luxury European brands, my collection is quite extensive. But if I had to narrow down to the must-have bags every woman should...

Here they are:

A big thank you to GiGi New York for allowing me to film this video at their offices and factory in Long Island, NY.

Shop Some of My Picks Here:

Or visit GiGi New York to see all the amazing personalized leather goods they offer.

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