Weekend Gatherings #targetstyle


This Post is Promoted by Target.

IMG_4217

A MAXI DRESS IS PERFECT FOR WEEKEND GATHERINGS.

IMG_4239

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

IMG_4207

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

IMG_4233

IMG_4260

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

IMG_4192

IMG_4196

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

 Find your style @Targetstyle

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!

TARGET_LOGO

 

 

 

besitos

Hot Pink For Spring

IMG_3441

IMG_3470

IMG_3451

IMG_3467

IMG_3468 Hope everyone’s week got off to a great start!  Gearing up for a busy week of events and have been challenging to shop my closet more and more.  Pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that most days I feel like I have nothing to wear and I really need to push myself to reinvent key pieces I own and remix them to create new looks.  And since Spring is truly the perfect time to get those capes out, I’m trying to put mine to good use before it finally warms up.  You’ll notice that I’ve been into color lately, hence why I threw in this old hot pink cashmere sweater into the mix.  This is actually the perfect time to get cashmere sweaters on sale, J. Crew is having an extra 30% off on their already reduced pieces.  Lastly, I’m sure you’ve noticed my obsession with this new Bobbie Brown Artstick in Hot Berry– oh my, you know it’s bad when you plan your outfits around your lipstick.

Shop My Look: 

Cape Zara old//Sweater J.Crew old//Jeans Paige Denim Gilt//Shoes Manolo Blahnik

 

besitos

All White For Spring (As Seen On theoutfit.com)

match set

match set 2

match set 3

match set 4

Call it Winter blues or just the sheer fact that we’ve been ready to wear white for what feels like   FOR-E-VER. It finally feels like Spring and who says we have to wait until Memorial Day to wear white? Personally, I love white, and a white-out look always looks clean, crisp, and classic. This matchy-matchy eyelet top and skirt set from Zara is uber chic and super versatile; dress it up with heels or down with gladiator sandals.

If you want to break up the white, have fun by adding a few small pops of color like I did — try hot pink lips– obsessed with Bobbi Brown’s Artstick in Hot Berry, a caramel suede cuff bracelet from Blue Aura, peach sandals (old from Zara), and sunglasses in mint green (old from ASOS).

match set 5

match set 6

Llámelo el blues de invierno o sólo el simple hecho de que he estado esperando poder vestirme de blanco por TANTO tiempo.  Ya por fin se siente como la primavera y quien dice que tenemos que esperar hasta Memorial Day para vestirnos de blanco? Personalmente, me encanta blanco, porque siempre te da un aspecto elegante y clásico. Estoy enamorada de este conjunto de ojal blanco de Zara.  Te lo puedes poner con tacones o para una propuesta mas casual con unas sandalias tipo gladiadoras.

Si quieres romper el blanco, divertirse añadiendo unos pequeños toques de color como lo hice aqui – con un labial rosado vibrante como este de Bobbi Brown en Hot Berry, una pulsera color caramelo de Blu Aura, sandalias color melocotón y gafas de sol en color verde menta.

besitos

Shoedazzle Spring 2015 Preview

Spring has finally sprung in New York City!  It was the perfect night for Shoedazzle and Alicia Quarles (fellow E! Style collective member) to host an intimate evening giving us a sneak peek of their spring shoe collection.  I was lucky enough to be part of a select group of bloggers and media influencers who were treated to a three course dinner and a personalized illustration by Deanna First of See by Dee.  The night kicked off with cocktails and pictures in front of an ivy decorated shoe wall and as you’ll see below, we worked the wall!  All of the gals were treated to their favorite pair of shoes from the new collection and I can tell you, it was impossible for me to decide what pair. I ultimately went with the Hidemi in Black– obsessed.  We also left with gift bags that included fun goodies including a selfie stick and custom scented candles by shoplait.com.

I finally meet Alicia in person —  most lovely gal!  Hung out with my girl Lilliana Vazquez of Cheapchicas.com, and blogger babes Olivia from Corporate Catwalk, Hallie from Corals & Cognacs and Johnybell from NY Trendy Moms.  Always so sweet to run into these gals I love.

Check out some fun pictures from the event and some of my FAVORITE shoes from the new collection.  You’ll see that style needn’t be compromised by budget! — the line is so on trend and uber affordable.

Pretty Table Setting

  shoedazzle event 2

The Girls!

shoedazzle event 4

gray shoes

shoedazzle shoes

sketch artist 5

shoedazzle 3

 Most delicious scented candles from shoplait.com

shoedazzle event 6

 A girl moment, just what was Alicia sharing? #topsecret

shoedazzle event 5

My eyes look crazy because we took this with our Iphones, but I LOVE this picture!

alicia, lilliana and nash- shoedazzle

shoedazzle shoes

Just some of my favorites. For the event I wore the black pair, bottom right, Hidemi Style — OBSESSED.  Shop the line here. 

besitos

Transitional Pieces For Spring

IMG_3572

IMG_3592

IMG_3590

In my book, animal print is a neutral.  Maybe it’s my inner Sofia Vergara, but I think everyone should own an animal print something.  And while we haven’t seen the crazy 80’s hit here in NYC, now that we’re experiencing true spring weather, it’s time to shop our own closets and integrate those winter pieces to our spring wardrobe.  A long sweater can replace a jacket this season and can be used as a layering piece.  This neutral version sure came in handy all winter and I’m still getting wear out it.  The camel color really helps the transition, paired with a white blouse, statement necklace and heels, which help polish the look.  The mint nail polish is one of my favorites this season, thanks at OPI for getting my nails spring and summer ready, this color is ThatsHularious by OPI.

IMG_3601 Como ven, el estampado animal es para mi una pieza neutral y pienso que todas debemos de tener una en nuestro armario.  Y si bien no hemos visto que ya la primavera si llego a NY, es hora de integrar aquellas piezas de invierno que se pueden utilizar para esta época.  En mi caso, este sueter me lo puse muchisimo este invierno y ahora también lo puedo utilizar en vez de una chaqueta.  Esta versión neutral es super fácil de combinar con una blusa blanca, jeans, collar de declaracion y tacones para pulir la propuesta.  El esmalte de uñas color menta es uno de mis favoritos de esta temporada, gracias a OPI por los colores preciosos que me mandaron. Este color es ThatsHularious.

 

besitos

Sky Blue & Gray

IMG_3535

IMG_3533

IMG_3555

Well, HOLA Spring!  Yesterday felt like a TRUE day of Spring and I took full advantage of it by taking meetings al fresco (oh yes I did) and then doing a bit of what else, shopping.  Such a breath of fresh air to see light colors in store, despite my gray sweater– I’m easing into it.  I just love the way gray and blue go together and if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that this powder blue jacket from H&M has been my go to lately.

I really needed this temperature shift, I’m starting to believe that the crappy weather was starting to affect me emotionally.  Anyone else feeling unmotivated lately?  I was in a complete funk last week– lacking creativity and motivation.  But I’m back to being Fabu– feeling re-engineered and ready to bring you more posts and looks to get you excited about the coming seasons.

Speaking of which, there was such a great response to the post last week #weareallangels- thank you for your comments and private emails about the subject and feelings regarding inner and outer beauty.  It got me thinking that maybe I should mix it up and integrate posts about topics that really strike a conversation, like body image or even other things that excite me lately, like yummy & healthy recipes.  What do you think?!?!  Also, I promise that I’m finally getting my s&%* together and will start my YouTube channel. #promise

Shop My Look:  

Jacket H&M (only $79!)//Jeans Zara//Sweater Rag & Bone old//Shoes Manolo Blahnik

HOLA Primavera! Ayer fue un día precioso en NY, por fin llego la primavera! Hasta almorcé al aire libre, que ricura y después me fui de compras.  Que linda toda la ropa que hay en las tiendas, la verdad que es una de las épocas me mas me gusta. Aunque para esta propuesta me puse un sueter gris, lo combine con una chaqueta azul clara para darle un toque mas primaveral. Este lo compre en H&M y todavía lo tienen a solo $79.

Realmente necesitaba este cambio de temperatura, estoy empezando a creer que el clima estaba empezando a afectarme emocionalmente. ¿Alguien más sintiéndose desmotivada últimamente? No se que me pasaba pero sentía carente de creatividad y motivación. Pero aquí estoy de nuevo y de repente me siento nueva y muy entusiasmada!

Hablando de entusiasmo, gracias por el apoyo que le dieron al post la semana pasada #weareallangels- gracias por sus comentarios y correos electrónicos privados sobre el tema y sentimientos con respecto a la belleza interior y exterior. Me hizo pensar que tal vez debería mezclar e integrar posts sobre otros temas que no sean de moda, de la imagen corporal o incluso otras cosas que me emocionan últimamente, como deliciosas y saludables recetas. Qué piensan?!?! También, te prometo que por fin me estoy organizando para comenzar mi canal de YouTube. #prometido

 

besitos

Culottes For Spring (as seen on The Outfit)

culottes for spring-670 3

Culottes are on a hot streak, transitioning from Fall to Spring- hallelujah! It’s one of the trends we’re most excited about since it’s one that truly goes from the runway to real life. Not to mention, you can take these lose, uber cool pants from day, to the boardroom to a fun night out. For real.

This wide leg cropped pant lends itself to be worn up or down; from solid colors to prints, to airy fabrics, there’s no shortage of options and ways to wear. Pair them with your favorite blazer and pumps for a polished look that’s perfect for the office. A cropped top and culottes are a match made in heaven for a more casual look. For this outfit I chose a graphic printed version in a flowy fabric that certainly put a spring in my step, paired with a semi-cropped top and sexy single strapped heels, perfect for a night out.

So go ahead and create your own looks wearing the hottest Spring trend this season. Cause Culottes are beyond cool.

culottes 670

culottes for spring 4

culottes-670

culottes for Spring-670

Una de las tendencias mas populares para la primavera son los pantalones “culottes”.  Aparte es la que me tiene mas emocionada porque aparte de ser una moda super cómoda, también son super cool. También es un pantalón que puede ser usado de día para un look mas casual, para la oficina con un saco o para la noche como to tengo puesto en estas fotos.  Este culotte es de ASOS y me encanta la tela vaporosa y el diseño de la tela.

No dejes de incorporar este estilo de pantalon a tus piezas favoritas que usaras esta primavera.

Shop The Look: 

Culottes ASOS//Top Zara old//Shoes Zara old, but similar here and here//Sunnies Ray-Ban

besitos

#weareallangels

Two days ago Lane Bryant unveiled their new campaign for their new underwear line Cacique designed for women with curves sizes 12-28.  There’s been a lot of chatter about the company’s objective, one to redefine what sexy looks like and celebrate that it comes in many shapes and sizes, which I love!  Just watch the campaign video featuring these uber sexy and curvaceous ladies and you’ll see that not only are they beautiful, but they ooze confidence and are owning those curves. What’s questionable about this campaign is the sentiment behind their hashtag #imnoangel— hhhhmmm, makes you scratch your head and wonder, what brand could they be talking about? We all know that Victoria’s Secret is known for their iconic angels; the beautiful models that have been strutting their stuff on the runway and their catalogs for years now.

In the spirit of celebrating women who come in all shapes and sizes, do we really need to take a jab at slim women to feel better about ourselves?  Personally I think the ladies in the Lane Bryant campaign look like angels. Gorgeous, curvaceous, sexy angels.  I’m not saying that in the fashion industry we haven’t seen enough cases of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia leading to unhealthy looks and death– this is not what we should aspire to be.  However, I think that many VS angels are beautiful, sexy, healthy and curvy in their own way.  Personally, I don’t think you need to be a size 8 to have curves.  Booty, boobs, hips come in all sizes.

This campaign has definitely sparked an interesting conversation about body image and the way we perceive ourselves.  A few weeks ago I did a post where I wore a one piece bathing suit and I was mortified before I hit POST.  The truth is that I’ve put on some weight in the past two years, 13 lbs to be exact and it’s been extremely difficult to lose them.  While I don’t aspire to look like a VS secret model, if I’m being honest, there’s been times when I watch that VS Fashion Show and think– “I want those fucking abs!” — I’m sure I’m not alone here.  Then reality settles and I’m so okay with that.  Today I just want to look like the best version of myself– and that is not a size 0 or a size 12.  I simply want to look and feel my best, on the inside and the outside. And the size I’m going for comes with booty, boobies and the curves I’ve learned to love.  I’m on an amazing plan to get there in the most healthy, possible way, which I’ll share in a future post.

Kudos to these beautiful curvy models for feeling great about their bodies and showing the world that beauty comes in all shapes.  I just think #wereallangels, whether we’re a size 2, 6 or 18.  As long as you feel good about yourself on the inside, you’ll always project that beauty on the outside, regardless of your size.

So what do you think of the campaign?!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

 Hace dos días Lane Bryant presento su nueva campaña para su nueva línea de ropa interior Cacique diseñado para las mujeres con curvas tamaños 12-28. Ha habido mucha charla sobre el objetivo de la empresa, uno de redefinir el significado de lo que ser bella y celebrar que viene en muchas formas y tamaños, lo cual a mí me encanta! Sólo miren el video de la campaña con estas modelos que son super sexy y verán que no sólo son bellas, sino que tienen una seguridad al mostrar sus curvas.   Lo cuestionable de esta campaña es el sentimiento detrás de su hashtag #imnoangel— hhhhmmm si te preguntas, ¿de qué marca podría ser hablando? Todos sabemos que Victoria’s Secret es conocido por sus ángeles icónicos; las hermosos modelos que representan la marca desde hace años.

En el espíritu de celebrar a las mujeres que vienen en todas formas y tamaños me pregunto ¿realmente existe la necesidad de tratar de hacernos sentir mejor a costillas de criticar a mujeres que son super delgadas?  Personalmente, pienso que las modelos de Lane Bryant si parecen ángeles. Angeles hermosos, con curvas femeninas y super sexy.  No estoy diciendo con esto que en la industria de la moda no hemos visto bastante casos de trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, anorexia, bulimia que no son saludables y en casos conducen a muerte– esto no es lo que debemos aspirar a ser. Sin embargo, yo creo que muchas de las modelos de Victoria’s Secret son hermosas, sexy, saludables y también tienen sus curvas. Personalmente, no creo que una mujer tiene que ser size 8 para tener curvas.  Las curvas vienen en las pompis, senos y caderas vienen en todos los tamaños.

Esta campaña ha suscitado una interesante conversación sobre la imagen corporal y la forma en que nos percibimos a nosotras mismos. Hace unas semanas hice un post, en el que llevaba un traje de baño de una pieza y casi me muero antes de darle a POST.  La verdad es que en los últimos dos años he aumentado 13 libras y la verdad es que ha sido muy difícil rebajarlas.  Yo no aspiro a parecer una modelo de Victorias Secret, pero honestamente, ha habido ocasiones en las que yo veo el VS Fashion Show y pienso: “Yo quiero verme así!” — me parece que no estoy sola.  Eso solo lo pienso por dos minutos y la realidad se asienta y llego a la conclusion de que me quiero ver saludable. Hoy quiero lograr la mejor versión de mí misma– y esa no es una talla 0 o 12. Sólo quiero verme y sentirme bien por dentro y por fuera.  Y esa talla que pienso lograr viene con esas curvas que he aprendido a amar.  Actualmente estoy en un plan super saludable para lograr rebajar esas libritas de mas  y lo compartiré en un futuro.

Admiro a estas hermosas modelos por sentirse orgullosas de sus cuerpos y mostrarle al mundo que la belleza viene en todas las formas. Creo que #wereallangels (todas somos angeles), y no importa si somos talla 2, 6 o 18.  Siempre y cuando te sientas bien contigo misma en el interior, proyectaras una belleza y seguridad, independientemente de tu talla.

besitos

Layering For Spring

IMG_3487

IMG_3505

If you’re suffering from: do I wear a coat, jacket, vest or all three these days, you’re not alone.  I’m as puzzled as you are about what type of outerwear to throw on.  Until Spring decides it has finally arrived, I’m relying on layering away.  Making the classic pieces in my closet work a lot harder for me and looking chic in one full swoop.  Here I paired my favorite black coated skinny jeans (seen here) with a lightweight orange sweater, my classic denim jacket and a motto vest for a hint of edge.  In my book animal print is a classic, hence my fave clutch, which I wear year round.  And my Manolo Blahnik pumps (seen here and here)— I know, I can’t stop wearing them.  Apologizing in advance, cause you’ll be seeing them a lot in future posts. #guilty

IMG_3520

IMG_3504

IMG_3525

Pero sera que el frío no se piensa ir?  Si ustedes están sufriendo del síndrome de confusion cada vez que van a salir porque no sabes que abrigo ponerse, no están solas!  Por eso últimamente me pongo varias capas cosa que depende de la temperatura y sus cambios locas, me pueda ir quitando capas de acuerdo al frío.  En esto estaré hasta que la primavera decida que por fin ha llegado.

Mientras tanto he estado utilizando piezas clásicas como este jacket de jean y mi chaleco de cuero tipo “motto”.   Aquí lo he emparejado con mis jeans negros favoritos y un suéter ligero naranja, junto con mis estos tacones Manolo Blahnik que no he dejado de usar.  Me disculpan de antemano porque pienso seguir usándolas a menudo.

Shop The Look: 

Denim Jacket and Orange Sweater J. Crew (25% off!)//Black Jeans Rag & Bone//Motto Jacket old, similar faux leather version here//Pumps Manolo Blahnik//Sunnies Bottega Venetta old//Clutch J. Crew Old.

besitos

Five Must-Have Trends For Spring

Spring is in the air.  Well, barely in NYC, but the sun is out, so we’re smiling.  Regardless, we know the pretty weather will be forcing her way in before we know and we need to prepare!  Get ready to store all of the black to the back of your closet.  Trust, I’m having separation anxiety too, but we gotta do it.  I already hit the stores to stock up on some of my favorite trends for Spring, you know, the wearable ones.  Cause let’s face it, nothing more disappointing than runway fashion we could never wear.

Here, I give you, my favorite Spring trends that can easily be worn from day to night, to the boardroom (yes boss lady, that’s you!) to date nights with your gal friends or your boyfriend.  So let’s get Spring- ready my sexy babettes!

Gingham– this is not your typical picnic wear, so be sure to embrace the small checkered print and own it.  It’s absolutely sweet and chic.  Wear it as a set or separates work just as well.

gingham trend for spring-670jpg

gingham lovely pepa-670 Fringe– swish and swoosh  away with one of the hottest trends this Spring.  Super easy to incorporate because brands and designers went bananas integrating fringe into everything from shoes, bags, belts, tops, bottoms, jackets– okay everything.

fringe for spring- olivia palermo-670

 

fringe for spring- nordstrom-670

Culottes– this super cool pant has transitioned from Fall to Spring, making it the must have trend this Spring.  These pants can be dressed up with a blazer and pumps for a day at the office or down with a cropped top and mules for a more casual look.

culottes trend- rihanna all white-670

culottes trend-for the office-670

Pops of Yellow– Nothing mellow about yellow for Spring. This bright color will put a smile on your face and everyone around you too.  Winning.

yellow for spring-670

Military Green– Military green dominated the runways this Spring.  From parka jackets to anoraks, to olive green dresses, making this utilitarian style super chic.

military green spring 2015-670

 

besitos