Spring Fever

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Hi all!! So sorry this week has been a bit slow.  Just getting back from a business trip to Miami where I had very little down time and awful wifi.  But I’m back and it’s April 1st and it’s still FREEZING in NYC.  Ahhhhhhh!  Regardless, I have Spring fever and you’ll definitely start to see bright shades sprinkled along the way.  Excited to finally show off my #fabulatina sweatshirt, an awesome birthday gift from my friend Zuly.  It’s from Bow & Drape, they make custom pieces for women with a ton of personality, so be sure to check them out.

This hot pink coat is an oldie, but such a goodie– never goes out of style and instantly brightens up any outfit.  You all know I’m slightly obsessed with distressed jeans and I recently posted these on Instagram because they’re definitely a bargain at $69 dollars compared to designer jeans prices. They’re from Zara and have been on heavy rotation since I got them.

Lastly, Spring screams for a pop of color on the lips and I’m in LOVE with this new shade form Bobbi Brown’s Art Sticks line in Hot Berry– from the formula to the perfect pink, this one is a winner!

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Hola a todos!! Siento mucho que esta semana ha sido un poco lenta. Acaba de regresar de Miami donde estuve super ocupadisima y aparte una conexión de wifi horrible. Pero estoy de vuelta y por fin llego el mes de Abril, aunque todavía congelado en la ciudad de Nueva York. Ahhhhhhh!

Pero no importa porque tengo una fiebre de primavera y se me hace imposible no ponerme colors vibrantes.  Por fin me puse my sweater de #fabulatina, un increíble regalo de cumpleaños de mi amiga Zuly.  Es de Bow & Drape, una compañia que hace piezas personalizadas con mucha personalidad!

Mi chaqueta rosada ya la tengo hace unos años pero es clásica y no pasa de moda. Todos ustedes saben que estoy un poco obsesionada con jeans desgastados y recientemente publique estos en Instagram porque son sin duda, una ganga comparados con los precios de jeans de diseñadores. Son de Zara y no me los he quitado desde que los compré.

Por último, estoy enamorada de este labial de Bobbi Brown en Hot Berry de la linea Art Sticks– es que es el tono fucsia perfecto.

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Shop The Look: 

Sweatshirt Custom Bow & Drape//Coat J. Crew old//Jeans Zara//Heels Manolo Blahnik//Bag Phillip Lim//Sunnies Ray Ban//Lipstick Bobbi Brown in Hot Berry

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How To Layer For Spring

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Feels like Spring one day. Feels like Winter another day. Blah, blah, blah. You’re not the only one suffering from jacket confusion every time you’re walking out the door. We feel your pain and assure you that layering will relieve you from your outerwear blues. The key to layering like a pro is finding lightweight items that can be worn on top of one another without making you look like you’ve put on 5 pounds. Think light sweaters, leather and faux fur pieces such as vests and jackets. Also, anoraks and parkas, are always great layering pieces.

A great way to Spring your look forward is by adding a pop of bright color. For this ensemble I started my layered look with a lightweight orange sweater. Then I layered one of my favorite pieces for Spring, the very universal and versatile, denim vest. What’s so great about a denim vest is that it can be styled so many different ways and never goes out of style. It also adds textured to the complete look and helps break up the layers. As the final layer I went with a light faux fur jacket, which gives the outfit a luxe look and feel. The advantage of layering is that you don’t really have to worry about how cold or hot it is or how drastic the weather drops or increases throughout the day. You can remove the pieces as needed as still look super chic.

Whatever you do, don’t take layering too seriously, experiment with pieces you already own until you land on a look that works for you!

Shop The Look: 

J.Crew Tippi Sweater//Denim Vest//Frame Jeans//Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps//Faux Fur Jacket old//Sunnies Ray Ban 

 

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Mellow Yellow

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I’m itching for Spring, but aren’t we all.  It’s been a struggle because we have yet to see warm temperatures, but every store has the prettiest color palettes and it’s been inevitable to stay away.  I thought a great way to transition is by adding pops of color to my wardrobe, like this baby blue jacket from H&M and this bright yellow lightweight sweater from J. Crew.  Paired here with jeans and my favorites new heels from Manolo Blahnik.  These are pricey, but I can’t tell you how comfortable they are.  They’re definitely an investment!

Shop The Look:

Jacket H&M (ON SALE for $65)//Sweater J. Crew//Jeans Current Elliot//Heels Manolo Blahnik

Estoy loca que por fin se sienta como primavera, pero quien no? Ha sido una lucha, porque todavía no hemos visto temperaturas cálidas, mientras que toda las tiendas ya tienen piezas en colores pasteles preciosos y ha sido inevitable mantenerme alejada.  Pensé que una buena forma de transición es añadiendo toques de color a mis propuestas,  como esta chaqueta azul de H&M y este  suéter ligero amarillo de J. Crew. Emparejado aquí con jeans y tacones nuevos de Manolo Blahnik que son mis favoritos.  Estos son un poco caros, son sin duda una inversión!

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Floral Dress

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Yep, I’m spring-spired!  We’ve had a sprinkle of nice weather here and I have not been able to help myself, I’m shopping floral pieces ladies and the few gents that visit Fabulatina!  Insert, this darling dress with peek-a-boo back.  Loved everything about it from the color, print, fit and slightly open back– it’s classy and can be worn for any Spring event you have, whether it’s a day event – graduation, day wedding or party, baptism or just for night out.  It’s very versatile and the best part, only $86!  I know, you’re loving this right now.  We’ll what are you waiting for!?!?

Shop The Look:

Dress ASOS//Shoes Manolo Blahnik//Earrings Alexis Bittar old

Sí, estoy loca que llegue la primavera y ya estoy comprando piezas florales! Este vestido floral con una pequeña abertura en la espalda me encanto porque es super versátil.  Se puede usar para un evento de día o noche.  Sea una graduación, un bautizo o simplemente para salir a cenar cualquier noche por ahi.  Aparte de estar bonito, lo mejor es que sólo cuesta $86! Que esperan!

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In Shades of Blue & Gray

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I hope everyones week got off to a great start!  Here on the blog we’re craving Spring, but then again, who isn’t?  The stores are blooming with pretty soft and bright colors so it’s been hard to wear black (you all know black is my color!).  It’s so nice to layer different shades of the same color, this time I went with blue.  Found this pretty sweater at J. Crew and put this navy blue blazer over it, it’s from H&M.  This navy blazer is a great neutral piece that can be styled so many different ways.  Worn here with my fave BF jeans and accessorized with a gray hat and suede heels.  This look is great for day or night, dinners with your girls or the boy.  Sweet week everyone! Besitos.

Shop The Look:

Sweater J.Crew Merino Tippi Style//Blazer H&M//Jeans ASOS//Pumps Michael Kors old, but similar here//Hat Intermix//Bag Phillip Lim 

Espero que todos estén teniendo una semana fenomenal! Aquí en el blog estamos locas que llegue la primavera, pero quien no?  Las tiendas están ya tienen mercancía con colores muy suaves y brillantes así que ha sido difícil ponerme negro (todos ustedes saben que el negro es mi color!). Me encanta ponerme diferentes tonos del mismo color y esta vez me fui con el azul.  Encontré este  suéter azul cielo en J. Crew y me lo combine con este blazer azul marino que es de H & M. Esta chaqueta azul marino es una gran pieza neutral que puede ser usada de muchas maneras diferentes. Combinado aquí con mis boyfriend jeans favoritos y accesorios  grises, este sombrero de Intermix y los tacones son Michael Kors. Que sigan teniendo una semana maravillosa! Besitos.

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Skincare Secrets Revealed!

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Ladies, I feel your pain, it takes a village of products to have good skin!

For the past few years I’ve been determined to achieve healthy skin. Let’s be honest, we’ve all had our skin ups and downs. Having great skin takes work and effort, but it’s totally worth it because after all, we only have one face. A lot of people ask about my daily dose of face potions and skincare routine and it’s a process, so take note. Let’s start with the basics: please don’t smoke. Smoking and great skin are polar opposites- they just don’t go together. I would say this is the biggest don’t, now let’s talk about my do’s:

I drink a lot of water, sometimes exceeding the 64 oz. per day expectation.   Water does a body and a face good.

The picture above is representation of my latest skincare stash of products.  The reality is that as a beauty blogger I’m blessed with a lot complimentary products that I get to test drive, but I definitely purchase my must haves.  I don’t skimp when it comes to my skin.  You’ll notice that I’m using a lot of Lancome these days and that’s because I entered a giveaway on Instagram and I actually won! (I never win anything).  Also, their skincare products are amazing.  I should point out that my skin is dry (during Winter months) and normal during other seasons.  Also note that I rotate a lot of these products depending on how my skin is behaving.  So here we go:

  1. Cleanse- even at my darkest hour, no matter what time I get home, no matter how many glasses of champagne I’ve had, I always remove every stich of makeup before bed. I’ve been using this  cream cleanser from Lancome because my skin is dry and this one really gets all the dirt out.  My face needs to be squeaky clean. On days when I work out, I also use a gentle exfoliator to really get the grime out.  If I need extra help to get my eye makeup off, I use the Bi-Facil makeup remover with a cotton round.
  2. Tone- I’ve been guilty of skipping this important step, but getting better at it. It instantly gives your skin a boost of hydration and who doesn’t want that? I’m testing Lancome’s Tonique Comfort at the moment and loving it so far.
  3. Skin Brightener//Serum//Oil- Depending on the day I start with one of these products before applying my moisturizer.  This Skin Brightening Complex by SkinMedica helps even out your skin, which is perfect for me because I have hyper pigmentation. This product is definitely on the pricey side, but a little bit goes a long way.  Other days I apply Genifique’s Youth Activating serum by Lancome, which gives me smoother and younger looking skin. When  my skin is feeling very dry, I start with L’Oreal Paris’ Age Perfect Glow Renewal oil, which gives my skin a much needed glow boost.
  4. Moisturizer Day- I always use a moisturizer with SPF. Not only is it important to have moisturized skin, but it is critical to protect it from sun damage.  I’m using Lancome’s Multi-Vital skin cream with SPF 30.
  5. Overnight Repair Serum- If you want to wake up to radiant skin, try an overnight serum.  I give my skin a spa day every night when I apply this serum before I moisturize.  I LOVE this one from Kiehl’s- love the way it smells, feels on my skin and the results I see every morning.  It replenishes and improves the appearance of your skin giving it a well deserved glow.
  6. Moisturize Night-Beyond protecting your skin from the sun, once you hit your 30’s you’ll have concerns beyond sun protection and moisturizing. Anti-aging treatments are a must in my medicine cabinet, get ahead while you can! I will dive into anything that promises to firm, sculpt and lift. My go to for this has been Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, doing wonders for my skin.
  7. Dark circles and bags are my kryptonite so using a brightening eye gel day and night is a must. It moisturizes and brightens the under eye area. I’ve been using this one from Erno Laszlo and adore it.  If I ever wake up with severe bags, I put to teaspoons in the freezer for a few minutes and then rest them gently under my eyes. It’s transformative.
  8. Mask- once a month I treat my face to a mask, it’s like a spa day. Been using this Origins charcoal mask, which helps clear clogged pores.  It’s great to rejuvenate skin cells—your face will thank you!

 

 

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One Piece Bathing Suit #TargetStyle


*Consideration was provided by Target.

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Repeat after me: I love my body and will rock my favorite bathing suit on the beach this summer!

My ladies! If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’m a beach bum, summer lover and sun worshiper.  I’ve been spending so much time perusing travel options for a trip to a warm and sunny place where I can take some swimsuits for a ride.  With that said, I have a drawer filled with swimsuits, but mostly two piece bikinis.  They’ve been my go to for years and what I feel most comfortable in.  For me, swimwear is about comfort, fit and value. Why oh why can swimsuits be so expensive? It’s the smallest piece of fabric and if you only get three months of summer, it may not be the best investment.  So for this post I decided to break out of my comfort zone and try a one piece.   The truth is that I’ve been admiring one piece suits on other people for a while now and think they’re on trend, equally sexy and as a chic as a two piece– just had not found the perfect one.

You all know you can count on my pals at Target to create a swim collection that is flattering for all body types, fashionable, and above all super affordable.  I hit the swim wall and could not resist this striped one piece with this twisted drape around the waist and stomach for those who still need to hit the gym before summer (Ahem, scratchy throat here).  Isn’t it so pretty? And under $40!  The swimsuit selection is AH-MAZING and one you need to check out. From bikinis to tankinis, to flouncy tops and athletic styles, there’s no shortage of options to help you build an entire bathing suit wardrobe.

Here are some must have beach essentials that would look perfect with my swimsuit and other two piece bikini favorites.

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Shop The Look:

One piece bathing suit//Nail Polish is OPI in Is Mai Tai Crooked?//Mesh Beach Bag Yellow//Gradient Aviator Sunnies//Floppy Hat//Flip Flops//Shop Bikinis

Repitan conmigo: amo mi cuerpo tal y como es y este verano estare en la playa en mi traje de baño favorito!

Mis chicas! Si ustedes tienen tiempo siguiendo mi blog saben que amo la playa, el verano y el sol. He estado viendo el internet tratando de planear un viaje a un lugar cálido y soleado en el que pueda empacar varios trajes de baño. Con eso dicho, tengo una gabeta llena de trajes de baño, pero sobre todo muchos bikinis de dos pieza. Para mí, lo mas importante en un traje de baño es la comodidad, ajuste y precio. ¿Por qué sera que los trajes de baño a veces son tan caros? Es la pieza más pequeña y si sólo tienes tres meses de verano, no es la mejor inversión. Así que para este post decidí salir de mi zona de confort y probar una sola pieza. La verdad es que he estado admirando trajes de baño de una pieza en otras persona desde hace un tiempo y creo que es una tendencia super cool y tan sexy como uno de does piezas– simplemente no había encontrado el perfecto.

Todos ustedes saben que pueden contar con mis amigos de Target para crear una colección de trajes de baño halagadores para todos los tipos de cuerpo, diferentes diseños y sobre todo muy asequibles.  No pude resistir este de rayas con este diseño trenzado alrededor de la cintura y el estómago para los que todavía tienen que ir al gimnasio antes del verano (Ahem). ¿Verdad que esta lindo? Y menos de $40! La selección de traje de baño en Target esta buenísima, no hay escasez de opciones para ayudarle a construir un guardarropa completo traje de baño.

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Find your style @targetstyle

 

 

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Chevron Cape Sweater

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I’m baaaaaack you guys! Ugh, where do I begin?!  So you all know I was in LA for an amazing conference (more on that in a future post).  Well, after an incredible time with my fellow blogger babes in sunny LA my flight to NY was canceled due to weather.  I was stuck in LA for two extra days (let’s be honest, not the worst place to be stuck).  Well, I finally get on a flight back to NY and my body was just shot.  After a quick trip to the doctor, it was confirmed that I had an upper respiratory infection and laryngitis — one day before my birthday.  So, birthday plans canceled and was pretty much in bed, taking antibiotics for the past week.  Just yesterday I felt human again, enough to actually step outside and take these pictures.  HOPE you enjoy them cause this look was not effortless my friends.  Sadly my birthday came and went and I didn’t really do anything special.  Thank God for my mom and hubs for getting a cake and singing me happy birthday.  I also got some sweet gifts I’ll be featuring in future posts, so stay tuned.

While I’m definitely craving bright colors you know that deep down black always holds a special place in my heart.  These are my favorite coated skinny jeans, black top with a chevron cape sweater over it.  My pumps are officially the MOST comfortable black heels I own (bday gift #1)– was dying for these Manolo’s and they’re finally mine! They come in a rainbow of colors- one prettier than the next.

Hope you’re all having a great week!  Besitos. Xo

Shop My Look: 

Jeans Rag & Bone//Cape Sweater ASOS//Pumps Manolo Blahnik Barneys//Bag Phillip Lim//Sunnies Ray Ban//Bracelets Hermes

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Ponytail Hairstyles We Love

We all have those days where overthinking what to do with your hair feels like a drag. Tis the season of embracing the ponytail trend: the perfect go to hairstyle for those lazy days when blowdrying seems like an overwhelming task. Seen all over the red carpet this season, fashion week and thanks to the amazing creativity of expert hairstylists (we love you!), these days we have many ponytail hairstyles to choose from.

A classic slicked back ponytail always keeps things simple and will allow your face and makeup to be the center of attention.  Jennifer Lopez turned heads at this year’s Oscars with this pretty ponytail.

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Add an edge to your look by adding a tease at the top of your hair for a voluminous pony, which will scream sexy!

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For a more romantic style, try a low and loose ponytail or go retro with sleeked sides and the top section of your hair just pinned at the crown.

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You can easily change the style of your ponytail by simply parting in a different place, one day choose the middle, another day go for a side part.

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<> on October 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Regardless of the occasion, you don’t have to be an expert to pony up your hairstyle and turn heads wherever you go.  Here are some of the products you should have on hand to help you create the perfect ponytail.

Elnett Hairspray for hold// Oribe Texturizing Spray to create those messy ponytails//Pantene Dry Shampoo for added texture//Pantene Mousse or Fekkai soleil beach Spray to create waves//

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Favorite Winter Looks

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Well hello my lovelies!  I can’t believe we’re in March, it’s actually my birthday week!  In honor of the month that’s getting us closer to Spring, I thought it would be great to do a quick wrap up of my favorite Winter looks because let’s be honest, I can’t wait to put Winter behind me.  I’ve officially started shopping with a Spring/Summer filter, which kinda sucks because I can’t wear any of the things I’ve been buying and I also don’t want to invest in Winter pieces.  Dilemma.  You’ll be seeing a lot of my best pieces remixed into different outfits– I’ll be shopping my closet big time, which is always an exciting challenge.

On a separate note, I’m working on a recap of the most amazing 4 days I spent in LA at the #WeAllGrow summit.  Had a chance to reconnect with so many bloggers and influencers I adore and meet new ladies who quickly became new buddies.  You spend so much time admiring women on social media and then it all comes full circle, great to put a face to the name.  So look out for that soon.  You should also know that my flight to NY was canceled yesterday, so still in sunny California hanging out with my little brother.  Kinda ready to go back despite the weather.  Love/hate relationship with NY lately.  Okay pretty people, I’m off to enjoy my last few hours of sunshine.  Besitos! Xo

 

 

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