Gray State Of Mind

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I need to warn you: get ready for gray.  Not sure what has happened the past couple of weeks, but everything in my closet goes from light gray to dark gray and every shade of gray in between.  Fifty shades of gray anyone? This is more like 100.

Anywho!  I promise to integrate more color come November, I’m making a conscious decision.  Ok, back to my gray look.  If there was ever a time to take advantage of layering cozy pieces, this is it.  I’ve been obsessing over long layers that are easy to wear and keep me warm. This hooded long sleeve cape is from Zara, paired with a long sleeve tee and my favorite Genetic Denim jeans.  I got these gray suede pumps two seasons ago and I never really got a lot of wear out of them, but now that I’m obsessed with all things {fill in the blank}, I haven’t stopped wearing them.  Hope you’re all having a great week!

Shop My Look:

Hooded Cape from Zara also comes in Camel//Gray Long Sleeve Tee//Jeans Genetic Denim Saks//Pumps old but similar here and BIG platform peep toe version//Bag Zara old

Tengo que advertirles que se preparen para el color gris. No estoy segura de lo que ha sucedido el último par de semanas, pero todo en mi armario va de gris claro a gris oscuro y todos los matices de gris que se pueden imaginar.

Me comprometo a integrar más color en noviembre– de verdad que se lo prometo!  Ok, de vuelta a mi propuesta gris. Si alguna vez hubo un momento para tomar ventaja de las capas de piezas acogedoras, es este. He estado obsesionada con capas largas que son fáciles de llevar y mantenerme caliente. Este suéter largo sin mangas es de Zara, se combina con una camiseta de manga larga y mis jeans favoritos Genetic Denim. Tengo estos tacones grises hace dos temporadas y casi nunca me los puse, pero ahora que estoy obsesionado con todas las cosas grises, no he dejado de usarlos. Espero que estén teniendo todos una gran semana!

Photos by Jerry Zalez 

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Monday Pinspiration #pinterest

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Hello my lovelies!  The fall has me feeling uber excited.  Between upcoming projects, my bestie visiting in a few weeks and a trip to Berlin and Paris we have planned in November (hence the photos), I have so much to look forward to!  Let’s kick off the week with some pinspiration– a round up of all the pretty things I saved just for you, which by the way, feel free to pin yourself.  Starting with this empowering quote, to this iconic picture of Linda Evangelista from the 90’s to Hally Berry with a new hair style (bout time!)– she’s perfect regardless to this orchid Philip Lim bag I need to have– there’s something for everyone.  Wishing you a blessed and productive week.  Besitos. Xo

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Real Talk Test-Drive #targetstyle

 

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.”

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America voted and here it is!  Last week I took to Instagram and posted three items I was willing to test-drive and asked you all to vote on the one you really wanted me to try.  The voting began and it was pretty unanimous, everyone wanted to see how I pulled off this awesome purple mascara from NYX cosmetics.  To be honest, I was on the fence at first because I’ve never tried colored mascara, I’m a blackest black girl every time I hit the mascara bar.  But this challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and guess who’s been rockin’ purple mascara since?  This gal right here!  Here’s the thing, who knew colored mascara could be so fun and bring out your eyes so much.  So many gal pals asked about my mascara and paid me compliments on how it really made my eye makeup pop without being over the top.  The best part is that it wore all day– it went from the office to cocktails with some clients and no smudging at all.  Not only do I love the color, but it gave my lashes great length.  This challenge simply proves that it’s okay to think outside the box when it comes to beauty and you should experiment with all of the products you’ve been ying to try because it wipes right off.  I highly recommend it and it also comes in this awesome electric blue that I can’t wait to try!

NYX Mascara at Target: Purple and Blue

América votó y aquí está! La semana pasada llevé a Instagram y publique tres artículos que estuve dispuesta a probar y le pedi a todos ustedes que votaran por el que realmente querían que probara. La votación comenzó y fue bastante unánime, todo el mundo quería ver cómo me quedaba el rimel morado de la linea de cosméticos NYX. Para ser honesta, yo estaba medio nerviosa al principio porque nunca he probado máscara de color, el rímel negro es mi favorito. Pero esto me desafió a salir de mi zona de confort y desde ese día no he dejado de usarla!  Me encanta como se ve y se me resalta la mirada muchísimo.  La mejor parte es que dura todo el día– me la aplico en la mañana para la oficina y me dura hasta mi salida de noche.  Este desafío sólo demuestra que todas debemos experimentar con todos los productos que han estado evadiendo porque la realidad es que pueden dar con un look que les guste mucho.  Definitivamente les recomiendo este rímel que también viene en un azul eléctrico.

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Packing Preview #targetstyle


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Target Packing Preview

Nobody loves a challenge more than I do!  So when Target asked me to dive into my existing wardrobe, choose two pieces I MUST have during my holiday getaway and re-invent the way I wear them, I was in!  More than in, I was excited to really explore my closet, but I have to admit, deciding on ONLY two pieces was BE-YOND challenging.  After going back and forth between my favorite bag and my favorite black coat, I landed on my go to black skinny coated jeans and my suede booties, both from Rag & Bone.  To say that I live in these is an understatement and because they’re classic staples and can be dressed up or down, I know they must be in my suitcase.

My family and I will be spending Christmas upstate, so lots of dinner parties and nights out with local friends.  With that in mind, it really wasn’t hard to find the perfect essentials at Target that would complement my jeans and booties.  Starting with some basics, like this large black satchel bag to this awesome trench coat to these cool quilted sneakers to run around town– there’s truly no shortage of options.  I stuck to a more neutral palette for my pieces because that only means I can get more wear out of them– the light sweater with lace trimming would look amazing with my jeans and high pumps for a nice dinner and that blouse will be a hit on Christmas eve.  Last but certainly at the top of my list, headphones for when I need to tune out the family chatter to work on blog posts and my Nook because I’ll be catching up on all my reading.

So ladies, you have to work what you’ve got!  I hope that this post inspires you to really make the pieces in your closet work harder for you and challenges you to create new looks with the essentials you already love.  Below are links to all of my favorites, which you can also shop via Cosmic Cart by clicking on the shop it link on each photo.  

Matte Crocodile Satchel Bag-//Houndstooth Infinity Scarf//Statement Necklace//Lace Trim Top//Altazurra Black Top//Quilted Sneakers//Beats By Dre Headphones//Trench Coat with Black Detail//Nook//Long Sleeve Cable Sweater Dress

Nadie ama a un desafío más que yo! Así que cuando Target me pidió que escoja dos piezas de mi armario que tengo que tener durante mis vacaciones navideñas y reinventar la forma en que me las pongo, me lance! Más que nada, estaba emocionada de explorar mi armario, pero tengo que admitir, que decidir entre sólo dos piezas fue mas que un reto. Después de pensarlo bien entre mi bolso favorito y mi abrigo negro favorito, me decidí por mis skinny jeans negro y mis botines de gamuza, ambos de Rag & Bone. Sabia que esta dos piezas clásicas tenían que estár dentro de mi maleta.

Mi familia y yo vamos a pasar la Navidad en el norte, por lo que un montón de cenas y noches con amigos locales. Con esto en mente, realmente no era difícil encontrar piezas esencial y perfectas en Target que complementarían mis jeans y botines. Escogí piezas básicas, como esta gran bolsa negra y estos tennis super cómodos para hacer diligencias en el día.  Me pegué a una paleta más neutral para mis piezas porque eso sólo significa que me las puedo poner mas, como este suéter ligero con recorte de encajes se vería increíble con mis jeans y tacones para una buena cena y esa blusa va a ser un éxito en la víspera de Navidad. Por último, pero sin duda en la parte superior de mi lista, auriculares para cuando necesito desconectarme del bullicio familiar y mi Nook para leer todos mis libros favoritos.

Find your style at @targetstyle 

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Basic Leather

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My husband calls them pajama pants.  I call them the MOST comfortable pants in the world.  We have agreed to disagree.  Sometimes a girl just wants to put her Spanx in her drawer and that’s what I did.  These textured slouch pants are everything to me these days and they’re on SALE!  You will not regret it. And how great is this biker leather vest?  J’adore and plan to wear it often, truly a gem and classic piece to own.  Worn over my favorite layering tee from Joe Fresh– they officially have every t-shirt essential you’ll need to layer this fall and winter.  Dressed it all up with this statement necklace that I can’t stop wearing and my Aquazurra lace up heels.  Happy Tuesday folks!

Shop The Look: 

Textured Slouchy Pants//Leather Vest gift, but similar here ,here’s another great one//Tank Joe Fresh (LOVE their tanks)//Lace Ups Aquazurra//Necklace a gift//Sunnies Bottega Veneta old//Clutch J Crew old but here’s one I LOVE

Mi esposo no puede ver estos pantalones ni en pintura, pero yo estoy fascinada y me los pienso poner bastante. Este chaleco de cuero fue un regalo y me encanta!  Con este collar de declaración y mis tacones, estoy lista para salir con las chicas.  La camiseta es de Joe Fresh, tienen una selección increíble con camisetas básicas para lucir debajo de suéteres y blazers.

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Monday Pinspiration #pinterest

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First things first, happy Monday.  Now let’s talk about J. Lo’s freakin’ fabulous unreal abs– this is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve pinned in a while.  If this doesn’t motivate me to get my behind and my abs in shape, I don’t know what will.  Sigh. Envy oozing out of every pore.

Okay, let’s move on– hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  I spent a lot of time unwinding from a very hectic week; made time to work out (much needed), we explored north of our hood and had a great dinner in Harlem at Chez Luciene (highly reco!) and yesterday I hung out with my mom and grandma–nothing like a home cooked meal by one of those ladies.  Here are the things that moved me on Pinterest, from Milan’s all black street style, to the Givenchy bag I really need to have, to these beignets from New Orleans (not diet approved, but yummy!).  Wishing you all a fantastic week and if you’re not following me on Pinterest, watcha waiting for?!?! Click here. 

 

 

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Fall Beauty With Fashion Fair

Hope everyone is having a great week!  I’m totally obsessing over this fall weather and not only is my wardrobe changing, but my makeup as well.  Trees shouldn’t be the only thing changing colors, now it’s the time to follow autumn’s lead and change our beauty color scheme as well. I’m so excited about deep plums and reds for lips, jade green and chocolate smokey eyes for fall. Fashion Fair’s new fall collection exceeds every expectation when it comes to highly pigmented shadows and lipsticks and a shade range that contains no shortage of options.  A few weeks ago I posted a day look using a very similar palette.  For this post, I just made a few small tweaks to create a look that’s perfect for evening.  I really wanted my eyes and lips to be at the center of it all—step by step is below and all of the products can be purchased on Doobop.com.

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Step 1: For an intense look that’s best for evening, wet your All Over Eye Shadow brush and apply Plum Sunset Eye Shadow on your lid, along the lash line. IMG_3456-670

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Step 2: Using the Angled Eye Shadow brush, intensify the plum shade by adding Ginger Snap eye shadow into the crease and blend. IMG_3476rt-670

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Step 3: Add the Jade Onyx Eye Shadow into the outer crease for added intensity. Apply in circular motion. IMG_3492-670

Step 4: Using the same Jade Onyx shade, smudge it along your water line for a smoky effect.  IMG_3500-670

Step 5: Add Liquid Eyeliner in Black for a show stopping cat eye.

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Step 6: Finish off the eyes with a few coats of Bold Lash Mascara in black. IMG_3520rt-670

Step 7: Finish it off with a pop of orange by adding Moroccan Spice Lipstick. IMG_3592rt-670

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Cobalt Blue

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IMG_3388 This gal is feeling blue.  Cobalt blue that is.  Beginning to feel the first signs of fall here in NYC, time for light sweaters and dragging out skirts with no tights for as long as we can.  You know that as a NYC gal, black is my go to shade for fall and winter, but I’m making a conscious effort to really integrate pops of color into my wardrobe.  I’m loving cobalt blue and this skirt is one that will liven any outfit, paired here with my new favorite black sweater from Ella Moss– love the perforated v-neck line.  This baby will be on heavy rotation. Also my fave Dannijo earrings and Aquazurra lace up heels.  My Chanel bag is from Sell It Now NY.

Shop The Look: 

Sweater Ella Moss ShopStyle//Skirt ASOS//Aquazurra Heels Shopbop and love these//Chanel Bag old//Sunnies ASOS old

Hola chicas! El azul cobalto es uno de mis colorees favoritos esta temporada.  Ya estamos empezando a sentir esa brisa de otoño en Nueva York, es tiempo para los suéteres ligeros y faldas sin medias durante todo el tiempo que podamos.  Ya saben que el negro es mi color favorito para el otoño y el invierno, pero estoy haciendo un esfuerzo consciente para integrar colores a mis propuestas.  Esta falda azul cobalto me encanta y me la combine con este suéter negro de Ella Moss– me encanta el detalle perforado en el cuello.

Photos by Jerry Zalez

 

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Monday Pinspiration

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Finally back in NYC after a LONG week in HOT LA (it was 99 degrees on Saturday)!  I was there working (day job) on a very exciting project where I got to meet one of my favorite nail experts Tom Bachik (MANicurist to the hottest Hollywood celebs).  This was definitely the highlight of the week for me.  What a nice guy! Super talented, down to earth and a hottie.  It was a very productive week work wise, which kept me away from the blog more than expected. But I’m back into my groove again and have some fun posts planned for the week.  I had time to peruse Pinterest and even pin a little.  Here are some of the images making me go swoon: from pretty nail art for fall, to gingham perfection straight off the runway to those Gucci green shoes– just the perfect way to kick off the week.  If you’re not following me on Pinterest, whatcha waiting for!?  Click here.  Have a fantabulous week! Xo

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Black Is The New Black

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Is it really Wednesday?  Sorry I’ve been MIA, the last two weeks have been a whirlwind.  If you follow me on instagram you know that I’m in LA this week working on a fun project!  I really tried to write a post last night but between the jet lag and the long day yesterday – I couldn’t stay awake.  Anyhow, let’s talk about my skirt– I’ve been in the market for a denim skirt for months and then this little darling came in the mail from Piperlime and I knew it was a keeper.  It’s perfection.  The fit, the coated black denim, you’ll be seeing it again.  And if you’re my friend, you’ve already seen it a few times. It’s a bit of an investment, but TOTALLY worth it ladies.  I love graphic tees and this one was a gift from Old Navy.  Ever After anyone?  And my lace up heels from Aquazurra, which are back in heavy rotation.  Hope you’re all having a great week! XO. Besitos.

Shop The Look: 

Matte Black Skirt Piperlime//Graphic Tee Old Navy//Aquazurra Heels 

¿Señores realmente es miércoles? He estado media perdida los últimos días porque estoy en Los Ángeles esta semana trabajando en un proyecto super emocionante! Realmente traté de escribir un post ayer por la noche, pero entre el jet lag y el largo día de ayer -no pude quedarme despierta. De todos modos, vamos a hablar de mi falda– he estado buscando una falda de jean durante meses y por fin encontré esta de Piperlime.  Aquí me la puse con esta camiseta gráfica, un regalo de Old Navy.  Espero que todos estén teniendo una gran semana!

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