Summer Flats Under $50 That You Need To Own

No question about it- I’m guilty of spending way too much on summer sandals.  However, I’ve been scoring all of these cool summer flats at major bargain prices and I just had to share!  I don’t own all of these, but have seen most of them in person or have tried them and they’re all awesome.  I’m all about wedges and high sandals for summer, but I also need a few pairs of cool flats that I can literally run around in and still look stylish.  So I gathered some of my favorites, all under $50 sandals.  In fact, some under $25! I know. Cuurraaazzyy! Happy shopping. Happy feet. Xo

Kiona from ShoeDazzle

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Griselda Powder Pink Flat

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Metallic Color Block Sandal

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Cutout T-Straps in Nude ( I LOVE THESE!)

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Espadrille Sandals in White (I have these in Brown, LOVE! Under $20!!)

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Mossimo Embellished Slide (Just got these, $22.99!!)

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Gladiator Sandal in Brown

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Flat Slides in Green

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Fabulatina’s Daily Routine


This post is sponsored by smartwater.

So many of you ask me about my daily routine and what the behind the scenes of a blogger lifestyle is like.  It’s a great question and I guess for me, there is not one black and white answer.  I feel incredibly blessed to do what I love and my daily routine as a blogger has changed over time.  For a while I was working as a consultant a few days per week as well as keeping up with the blog and partnerships, which really began to take its toll on me.  Recently I made the decision to solely focus on Fabulatina, you know, be my own #girlboss and it has turned my world around on every front.  Being able to manage my own schedule is such a blessing and allows me time to truly take care of myself so that I can give the best of me to my work and those around me.  Here’s a quick list of the things that I believe are setting me up for success mentally and spiritually.

Diet: I live in NYC and this past winter hit us hard, which meant a lot of lazy days on the sofa and making unhealthy meal choices.  I made a decision to change that a few months ago: I stopped eating meat (beef, chicken, pork, etc..) and began an 80% plant based diet 20% animal (eggs, fish, cheese), and I’ve never felt better.  I have so much energy, have shed a few pounds, feel leaner and just great all around.  It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  Those mixed berry muffins below are my favorite for breakfast- all plant based, vegan deliciousness.

Water: One thing I profusely thank my parents for is that they made me drink water with meals when I was growing up.  Water is the most delicious drink around and now that I’m eating healthier, water has become even more essential to my day to day.  I make sure I have half of my body weight in ounces every day and always start my day with 16 ounces of water with lemon before I eat anything.  I’m never without my bottle of water!

IMG_8706 IMG_8692 Exercising: Nothing clears my mind and gets me amped up for the day than getting some cardio in or taking a barre class.  I try to work out anywhere from 3-4 times per week.  I really should be doing more, but I’m getting there!

Yoga: I’m impatient by nature and yoga is the one thing that calms me down. I recently tried Kundalini yoga, which is such a beautiful and spiritual journey.  I just need to work on sitting still.  Work in progress.  I also love Yivamukti yoga– this practicesaved me during one of my darkest times.

See A Friendly Face: I’m such people person and not being in an office environment is one of the hardest things I’ve had to adjust to.  I always make sure I make time to meet a friend or blogger buddy during the week for a bite or coffee; it truly makes a world of difference.

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I always say that regardless of your lifestyle, it’s important to make time to do at least one thing that truly fulfills you and set you up for a good day. Life is too short, make every day count!

This story is brought to you by smartwater, who believes in making progress every day little by little and sip by sip. That’s how you move up up up.

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How To Style Your Culottes

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IMG_4443 Well hello beautiful people!  The sun is out and we’re showing off skin and pedicured toes, and we’re also rocking culottes.  I know a lot of you are uncertain about the trend and how to wear it, but truly, there’s nothing to overthink.  This is the perfect “short” covering any imperfection you’re not comfortable showing off.  They’re super comfortable and can be styled for different different occasions.  This look took me to a meeting earlier this week.  Sure, I’m the in the creative field so I can get away with it.  But just add a black blazer and black pumps to this look and you’re ready for a corporate meeting.  I got these on sale at Topshop- they’re vegan leather.  My striped button up is from Forever21.  You’ve seen the shoes already– I’m obsessed with these platforms and they also come in red and brown.  My vintage inspired necklace is Blu Aura.

Shop My Look: 

Pants TopShop//Top Forever 21//Shoes ShoeDazzle//Sunnies TopShop//Lip Bobbi Brown in Hot Berry

Here are a few pictures of some of my favorite ways I’ve seen the hot trend styled (from Pinterest).

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50 Mas Bellos de People En Español

Hello my lovelies!  If you follow me on Instagram (which I hope you do by now!) you know that I hit the black carpet of People En Español’s 50 Mas Bellos Party last night.  I was a reporter on behalf of Mimi Chatter and got to interview all of the beautiful stars strutting their stuff at the glamorous event.  Had so much covering the carpet and chatting to celebs about what they were wearing and their hair & makeup.  You guys have left so many sweet comments about my outfit on Instagram and Facebook and have had questions about what I was wearing, so leaving you with a few fun photos of me and the party.

Also, if you haven’t picked up the June issue of People en Español, you need to!  Not only is it dripping with pictures of the most beautiful people, but also because I’m in it.  Find me in the supplement called Chica, by the editors of People en Español.  The theme is all about my New York City and I list all of my favorite things and inspiring spots.

Head to toe look: my dress is Three Floor from Revolve Clothing. Love, love this brand and really want to get this one too.  They use lace in a modern way and the color blocking is so much fun for spring.  My shoes are Zara, so old, but definitely a great buy.

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Hair & Makeup: I did my own makeup.  For my eyes, I went with a matte smoky look using a NYX Matte eye palette.  Winged liner with Bobbi Brown’s gel liner in black.  For a glowing finish I mixed my Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation with Nars Orgasm Illuminator.  Blush is from a Lorac Go Pro palette (it’s a peachy shade, no name).  My lipsticks is Blankety by MAC.  My hair was styled by the wonderful Mia of Dry & Dash, best at home hair service.

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Selfie time with my babette Kika Rocha. Love her!  PEE 3-670

With my dapper husband at the party! I love all the action behind us, look at that ladies mouth. Love it.  PEE 4-670

Now this is what fun looks like when you’re covering the carpet of Bellos!  And that’s my big mouth.  PEE 5-670

You guys!! Here’s my page inside the magazine!  In love with the way it turned out and so grateful to the editors for the opportunity. I hope you get a chance to pick it up.  PEE Feature-670

Hola mis bellezas! Si me siguen en Instagram saben que ayer estuve de reportera de parte de Mimi Chatter en la alfombra de los 50 Mas Bellos de People En Español.  Fui super divertido entrevistar a todas esas estrellas, no dejen de leer mi reportaje acerca de los looks de belleza aquí.  Ustedes han dejado tantos comentarios dulces acerca de mi look en Instagram y Facebook y me han preguntado acerca de lo que llevaba puesto (arriba los detalles) y unas cuantas otras fotos de la fiesta.

Además, si usted no ha comprado la edición de Junio de la revista People en Español, lo tienen que hacer! No sólo está repleta con fotografías de las personas más bellas, sino también porque estoy en ella. Encuéntrame en el suplemento llamado Chica, por los editores de People en Español. El tema tiene que ver con mi ciudad de Nueva York y les doy una lista de mis lugares favoritos.

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Check This, Check That

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IMG_4142 Hey y’all!  Hope you’re week got off to a good start! The past two weeks have been insanely busy for us with two weddings on back to back weekends (one destination), plus other projects that are brewing, which I can’t wait to share.  Also, once the weather starts to truly look up, a ton of events get on the calendar, all very exciting stuff.  Speaking of events, I’ll be covering People En Espanol’s 50 Most Beautiful red carpet event tonight! I told you, lot’s of great experiences to look forward to.  Can’t wait to share it all later this week.  Now let’s chat about this look– you know I LOVE a chambray shirt and this is a great way to transition it into spring and even summer (I would tie this around my waist).  I’m wearing an Equipment silk top I scored at TJ Maxx under it, coupled with this adorable checkered pants from Zara.  These pretty flat sandals were $19 at Forever 21 (#bargain).  This is the perfect look for a Sunday brunch, to run errands or casual Friday at the office.

Ps. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for my red carpet adventures tonight!

Shop My Look: 

Chambray Shirt, similar here//Pants Zara//Sandals Forever 21, also obsessed with these//Sunnies TopShop//Bracelet Blu Aura

Hola queridas! Espero que su semana haya tenido un buen comienzo! Las últimas dos semanas han sido terriblemente ocupadas para nosotros con dos bodas los últimos dos fines de semana (una en Miami), además de otros proyectos que se están gestando, que no puedo esperar para compartir. Además, una vez que el clima empieza a calentar el ambiente, las invitaciones a eventos empiezan a llegar, todo muy emocionante. Hablando de eventos, voy a estar cubriendo la alfombra roja de la fiesta los 50 más bellos de People En Español esta noche! No les dije, que vienen muchas grandes experiencias de camino.  Ahora vamos a charlar sobre este look– saben que AMO una camisa de jean y esta es una gran manera de hacer la transición a la primavera y el verano, incluso en verano suelo atármela a mi cintura.  Estoy usando un top de seda de Equipment que encontré en TJ Maxx, junto con estos pantalones a cuadros de Zara. Estas sandalias bastante cómodas solo costaron $19 dólares en Forever 21.  Este es el look perfecto para un brunch un domingo, para hacer diligencias o para un viernes casual en la oficina.

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White & Blush

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Hello, hello! It’s a beautiful, sunny day in NYC so get those light colors out. I’m all about blush this spring and I think it pairs so well with white or cream.  I’m trying to get into the habit of shopping my own closet more and more, the vest and top are old and I picked up the skirt on sale at J. Crew.  Loved the perforated detail and that it can be worn to the office or out for a more low key day or event.  I recently wore it to an event with a chambray crop top and got a ton of compliments.  It’s not available online, but love this laser cut pink skirt that’s on sale.

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Nothing Mellow About This Yellow

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Hope everyone’s week got off to a great start!  The other day a friend expressed that she’s having a hard time letting go of dark colors and not quite sure how to brighten up her wardrobe.  First thing- buy the bright colored piece- just do it.  I just buy a few bright pieces that I can rotate with the staples in my closet.  I picked up a few of these sweaters from J. Crew in three different colors and they’ve been in heavy rotation.  They can be worn with jeans, shorts, skirts, dressed up or down, worn under a suit to the office, super versatile piece.  Paired here with this olive green skirt that you’ve seen before and can be worn with or without the denim vest.  Throw on a statement necklace and pumps and you’re ready to go! Trust me, I get so many, “that color looks great on you” and trust me, it’s not that it looks good on my skin, it’s just such a pleasure to see people wear color.  Don’t be timid and just do it, the brighter, the better.

Shop My Look:

Sweater and Denim Vest  J. Crew//Skirt Zara old//Pumps Christian Louboutin//

Espero que la semana de todos tuvo un gran comienzo! El otro día una amiga me expresó que se le esta siendo difícil dejar de comprar y ponerse colores oscuros y no sabia como darle color a su vestuario. Lo primero es que tienen que arriesgarse y comprar piezas de color, piezas vibrantes y combinarlas con piezas clásicas.  Cada vez que empieza la primavera compro unas cuentas piezas en colores vivos y las roto la temporada entera combinándolas con piezas diferentes cada vez que me las pongo.  Estos suéteres de J. Crew los compre en tres colores diferentes y vienen como en 10. Pueden ser usados con jeans, shorts, faldas, vestidos, de manera casual o un poco mas formal, hasta debajo de un traje para la oficina, es una pieza muy versátil. Emparejado aquí con esta falda de color verde oliva que ya han visto antes y un chaleco de jean.  Un look perfecto para el día o la noche.

Photos by Jerry Zalez 

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12 Gifts Ideas For Mother’s Day

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Almost a week away to Mother’s day, you’re probably racking your brain trying to decide just what to get your haute momma on her special day or what to ask for yourself. Well, I’ve got you covered with gifts for every budget to fit whatever your mom or your lifestyle is.

For the trendy mom, get her accessories that complement her style, such as a great watch or a pair of classic aviator sunglasses.

For the jet setter mom, a pretty Tory Burch toiletry travel case and a catch-all bright nylon tote will always come in handy when she’s traveling.

Gifts that will get her moving are always appreciated, like sneakers for her favorite workout and a Fitbit to track her steps.

For the mom who needs some pampering, a Zeel in-home massage is only a click away, and a personalized monogrammed organic robe will always keep her cozy (plus personalization adds that special touch).

If she’s all about her home, she might love a vase. Here’s an inspirational option from Kate Spade. A scented Nest Candle and Diffuser will keep her home smelling delicious. And speaking of delicious, a Vitamix blender might just change her life. For-e-ver.  Just cause mom’s deserve nothing but the very best.

 

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Gingham for Spring (As Seen On TheOutfit.com)

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Let’s face it, there’s nothing more disappointing than runway fashion you can’t wear in real life. Well, that’s not the case when it comes to gingham! You can turn that frown around because not only is gingham one of the hottest trends this Spring, but it’s also a wearable one. This is not your typical picnic wear we’re talking about — it’s about opening your hearts and mind and embracing the pretty checkered print. From smaller squares to ones a bit larger (like this one) you can get inspired to incorporate it as a single piece or a matching set. Who says less is more?

This set is from Zara (it’s on SALE!) and even though it contains shorts, something about the cut and fabric gives it a total #girlboss vibe. If you’re in a creative field or a more liberal office, say in fashion or beauty, you can totally rock this and own the boardroom. If you don’t, save it for a night out with your gals or your sweetie. For this look I paired it with these caramel mules from ShoeDazzle and a pop of color on the lips — my latest obsession is Bobbi Brown’s Artstick in Hot Berry, so summer-y! This beautiful art deco inspired necklace is from Blu Aura— just love. Hope you’re inspired to give gingham a try, and don’t let the lovely check intimidate you!

Shop The Look:

Gingham Set from Zara ON SALE//Shoes ShoeDazzle//Necklace Blue Aura//Sunnies TopShop//Lipstick Artstick in Hot Berry  

Seamos realistas, no hay nada más decepcionante que ver una moda en pasarela pero uno no poder usarla en la vida real. Bueno, eso no es el caso cuando se trata del gingham! Es la moda con el diseño de cuadros, desde cuadrados más pequeños a unos un poco más grandes (como éste) que se puede llevar con una sola pieza o en conjunto como me lo puse aquí.

Este conjunto es de Zara (está en venta!) Y aunque contiene pantalones cortos, si estás en un campo creativo o una oficina más liberal, por ejemplo en moda o belleza, te puedes poner algo así.  Para este look  me lo he puesto con estas tacones de ShoeDazzle que me tienen loca.  Un toque de color en los labios – mi última obsesión es Artstick de Bobbi Brown en Hot Berry y mi collar hermoso es de Blu Aura– precioso verdad? Espero que estén inspiradas a probar esta tendencia de gingham, no te vas a arrepentir.

Photos by Jerry Zalez

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Weekend Gatherings #targetstyle


This Post is Promoted by Target.

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A MAXI DRESS IS PERFECT FOR WEEKEND GATHERINGS.

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PAIR IT WITH WEDGES OR FLATS AND ACCESSORIZE WITH A POP OF COLOR.

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ADD A BOLD PINK LIP THAT’S PERFECT FOR SPRING.

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THIS PURPLE CROSSBODY BAG IS THE PERFECT SIZE AND COMFORTABLE TO RUN ERRANDS AND CHIC ENOUGH FOR AN OUTDOOR GATHERING.

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One of the best parts of spring and the month of April is that we finally get to enjoy al fresco events, especially on the weekends.  After the brutal winter we had, I couldn’t be more excited about swapping coats and sweaters for easy, breezy maxi dresses, wedges and pops of color.  Our weekends are quickly getting booked with social events and on many days we go from one gathering to the next one.  Keeping that in mind, I try to dress comfortably without compromising my style.  Never.  There are Bar-B-Q’s and outdoor dining on the horizon and this is the perfect look that will take me from day to night.  A maxi dress is my go-to for spring and summer.  They’re easy to wear and somehow can look stylish whether you’re in wedges or flats.  Not to mention, you can layer pieces on those cool evenings.

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m all about mixing high and low items and Target makes it so easy for me. For this look, I picked up this striped maxi, and not only is it super comfortable to run around on the weekend, I know I can get a lot of wear with this pattern.  I really wanted a pop of color, so adding a hot pink lipstick was a must– on the weekend I tend to go easy on the makeup and make my lips the focus.  Accessorizing is key with any weekend look and I loved this cross-body purse in purple, which is just the right size to hold all of my must-haves while keeping my hands free. Since we have yet to experience really warm weather, I always keep a leather jacket to throw on as the temperature begins to drop by the end of the day.  Effortless weekend looks are so fun to pull together and Target has so many great pieces to create endless looks that will never break the bank.  So go ahead and get inspired because spring has finally sprung!

Shop My Look: 

Maxi Dress and Bag Target, love this one too//Wedges old, but great option here and here//Necklace Blu Aura//Lipstick L’Oreal Paris Infallible in Berry Chic

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Una de las mejores partes de la primavera y el mes de abril es que finalmente podemos disfrutar de eventos al aire libre, sobre todo los fines de semana. Tras el brutal invierno que tuvimos, no puedo estar más emocionada de finalmente poder guarder los abrigos y ponerme vestidos tipo maxi por lo cómodos y chic que son.  Ya tenemos muchos compromisos sociales en los fines de semanas que se aproximan.  Teniendo esto en mente, trato de vestir cómodamente sin comprometer mi estilo. Hay Bar-B-Q’s y cenas al aire libre y este es el look perfecto que me llevará desde el día a la noche. Un vestido maxi es primordial en los días de primavera y verano.

Si han estado siguiendo mi blog, saben que me gusta mezclar piezas caras con piezas mas asequibles. Y para esas piezas mas económicas me voy de cabeza a Target porque se que siempre encuentro variedad a muy buen precio.  Para esta propuesta, escogí este maxi de rayas, y no sólo es súper cómodo para correr de un lado para otro los fines de semana, si no que se que me lo puedo poner muchísimo.  Al ser negro me lo combine con una cartera morada y también agregue color a mis labios con este labial rosado fucsia que me tiene loca.  No lo he dejado de usar desde que me lo regalaron!  Me encantó esta bolsa cruzada, que es el tamaño justo para contener todos mis productos imprescindibles, manteniendo las manos libres. Dado que todavía no ha entrado ese calor de verano, es imprescindible tener una chaqueta para cuando la temperatura comienza a descender al final del día.  Espero que estén inspiradas a ir de compras para esta primavera!

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