Thursday, October 8, 2015


This post is sponsored by Target. As always, all opinions are my own.

Plaid is what's happening this fall ya'll! If you didn't know, now you know! 
I've loved plaid for years and I am so excited to share today's look. I teamed up with Target for this super fab fall look, to bring you a subtle but super chic outfit that you can pull of any day this season and I am sure you will love. 
If you are a Target aficionado, like myself, you are there at least two times a week... 
for milk, for lip gloss, for pillows... for ONE thing but always end up leaving with more than you expected. And my last trip to Target was no exception. I died a little when I walked in an saw the Adam Lippes for Target Collection. The pieces are to die for, honestly. I could see myself wearing every single piece this season. Unfortunately for me, the collection has been so popular that my size was not available in a few pieces I really loved. But I was ecstatic that I was able to score this amazing sleeveless cowl-neck fringe sweater. I have worn it twice in the past week! Because it's that perfect, especially for this time of the year. For this look, I knew I wanted a neutral, relaxed but still put together look. I added this amazing shearling bucket bag from the same collection, neutral heels and a pair of faux leather pants and voila! 
Plaid is so versatile that you can honestly wear it to an array of occasions. 
You can wear it with jeans, work pants, skirts... you can do rocker chic, you can do preppy college style, you name it and plaid has got you covered. I personally love that it came be both a little safe and conservative or daring and rocker chic! You can wear it your way. I normally do reds, blues, greens when it comes to plaid, which is why this time I wanted to do something more subtle but still on trend. This cowl-neck sweater is the perfect must have piece this season. The second time I wore this look I wore it with ripped jeans and booties and I loved it even more! If you know me, you know I love clothes that I can wear over and over in different ways. It's all about creativity and getting the right pieces. If you still haven't seen the collection, check it out here
I am hoping to score this vest and this bag - because you can never go wrong with black! 

Find your style @TargetStyle.

Friday, October 2, 2015


World Teacher Day is this Monday, October 5th.
I absolutely love my son's teachers and they are such a key element to his future that I love to make them feel appreciated and let them know how much I care and truly how grateful I am for loving him as their own. So for today's post I wanted to share an absolutely fabulous DIY page I found on Pinterest - where you can get ideas for gifts you can send to your child's teacher this Monday! Perfect DIY for teacher's gifts! My life is based around Pinterest. I truly pin every single night!
But doesn't everyone? ;)
Check out The 36th Avenue for some super sweet and absolutely adorable DIY gift ideas that you can make this weekend with your kids. They are simple, beautiful and totally worth it!
And hey! it will be a rainy weekend here in the East Coast so you know what we will be doing!
I am leaning toward the DIY Apple Mason Jar or the DIY Initial Mug and maybe adding a Target gift card as well because, let's face it, we all love Target!
I hope these ideas get all your creative juices going. Let me know what you made or what your ideas are to send to your teachers. Afterall, they are the ones that spend a great deal of the day with our kids and truly make such an impact in their lives. 
We love Mrs. L and Mrs. V. - Ben is one lucky boy to have you both!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Dress: c/o SheIn similar HERE
Shoes: c/o SheIn
I am so happy to finally have been able to shoot this dress. I wore this a few weeks ago for the Lulu's event during New York Fashion Week and so many of you loved it from the photo I posted on Instagram! And so do I! It was so easy to wear and I loved the pop of color and fun element that this dress has. Unfortunately, it's now sold out here but I found a super similar one that is perfect for this fall! Check it out here! My shoes were a hit that night! I love them and they are actually super comfortable. They gave my dress the perfect pink balance. 
So many of you loved this lip color I wore yesterday on my Snaps {lolabluestyle}. 
It's called Blake's Red and it's by L'Oreal's  new collection of all different shades of red lipsticks.
I have all of them and this is for sure one of my favorite. It last all day and it feels so natural and smooth. I didn't even feel like I had lipstick on! So if you are looking for a perfect shade of red this fall season, head over to your local drug store and see what RED works for you. 

Monday, September 28, 2015


 New York Fashion Week is well over by now... 
and I loved being able to watch the shows from the comfort of my own home. This year I decided to stay in and watch the shows on live stream and catch deets and things on social media. Thank God for modern technology! With two kiddies in tow, my days of going into the city (from NJ) daily for NYFW are over. But that doesn't mean I have to stay out of the loop! 
Unless you're living under a rock, you know that Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are the It girls of the moment. Those two beautiful girls are on top of the world! be 19 or 20 again. 
They both walked several runways this season, but one of my favorites had to be the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2016 collection. And what caught my attention the most was the ‘70s-inspired makeup and hair! I love seeing vintage looks on modern-day muses. 
Those girls are so naturally beautiful they can truly rock just about anything! 
I decided to have a little fun over the weekend by re-creating this fabulous ‘70s look. I loved the colored eye shadow and the simple pink/nude lips. 
For my runway-model-inspired look, I used some of my favorite drugstore makeup brands. If you know me, you know I love a product that is affordable and convenient. Anything that makes my life easier as a mom! And I love that I can run to Walgreens to pick these up and find everything I need for my beauty hauls. Here are some of the brands I used that you will love too!

I used a purple shadow instead of the blue because I loved the soft yet sultry look of this Colour Prevails: Eye Shimmer Powder. I applied a soft pinkish lip gloss by Circa Beauty to my lips for a finishing touch.  I loved it!

This No7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer is my latest cheeky obsession! You can make so many different shades of blush and bronzer; the color is pretty pigmented so trust me a little goes a long way.

And to perfect my re-creation of the DVF SS16 collection, I added two of Emme's flower clips on the side of my hair. I loved this bohemian-yet-fab vibe each of the models had going.
You have to love that Diane! She wins every time. 

So remember you don't have to spend a ton of money on more expensive brands. Walgreens always has my back and as a blogger and a mom, I appreciate convenience and of course affordability.
What was your favorite runway beauty style? 
For me, as you can see Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner's makeup was perfection.
And while I still need a lot of practice, 
Walgreens always makes it easy for me to get what I want and love. 
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.

Friday, September 25, 2015


If you guys follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you now know that I don't like to wash dishes! 
And this week I confessed to using paper plates daily so that I don't have to wash the plates! 
I have no shame in my game ladies, this little secret saves me time and effort! So anytime you see my pretty food photos on Instagram from what I just cooked... know that, I only did it for the insta!
Everyone else ate on paper plates! 
As a mom and wife this is just one of my little secrets;) I like to make sure I spend enough time with my babies so I like to be proactive when it comes to my duties in the house. For example, I start cleaning the house on Wednesdays, little by little... so that I don't have to spend one whole day cleaning. And I use Fantastik Scrubbing Bubbles cleaning spray because it's effective and cleans off my messes quick and efficiently. I love the cleaning smell and leaves my toaster, blender and stove super shiny and clean! You need it too, Especially this season, as it not only cuts grease and grime but it also kills the viruses causing the flu and common cold! But don't just take my word for it, take a look at the details HERE, helps make my life easier and it will make yours easier too. 
So tell me, what's your little confession? We all have one.

ps: Confession #459, I don't really wear heels when I clean... it just matched my turban! 


This post is sponsored by Fantastik Scrubbing Bubbles. As always all opinions are my own.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Hat | Rag & Bone
Top | c/o Lulu's
Jeans | c/o Target
Bag | Aldo Shoes
Shoes | ShoeDazzle
I love fall... and what I love most is fall fashion!
It's so easy and comfortable and accessories make it super fun to dress up or down this season.
Last week I attended a super cute event in the city with Urban Decay (it was a Brow Bootcamp!) so I knew I wanted to wear this top from Lulu's which is actually a set and comes with a skirt (totally a summer trend)! But because the event wasn't super dressy I switched the skirt to pants and I was super comfortable and felt great in my outfit. These jeans are my latest flare faves from Target and I know I'll be wearing them a lot this fall season. They have variety of styles and they made different lengths which I am so happy they thought about us petite gals!
I added my favorite fall/winter hat for a fab touch that pulled this whole look together. 
The hat screams fall while my heels are totally summer but this goes well so seamlessly for a super effortless but so put together outfit. 
Stay tuned this week ladies, as we will be adding VIP tickets to our The Modern Latina Shop & Sip event happening this Sunday, September 27th! The first batch of tickets sold out in 24 hours and we want to make sure to give a few of you the opportunity to come too!
If you are in NY/NJ area do not miss out! And if you are able to purchase VIP tickets this week, I totally recommend you do so, the glam bags are ridiculously amazing! 
Most importantly you can shop our closets and I am super proud to be donating a percentage of my proceeds to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
You can rsvp and purchase tickets HERE. I truly hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2015


This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn.
As you know, my family and I took a little road trip up to Boston last weekend for the super fun US Weekly Family Movie Night!  I am so happy I was able to bring my family with me and enjoy a couple of days in beautiful Boston. 
The kids were amazing. Emme slept the whole way there, only waking up in the last 30 minutes.
The weather was great on the first day and we made it safe and sound to the hotel. 
We quickly got ready and headed to dinner and got to walk around a little. 
We headed to the event at 6pm and we love love loved the space where the event took place! It totally reminded me of Bryant Park in NYC. There were tall buildings all around, helicopters flying by, activities for the kids and of course delicious buttery and warm popcorn!
They even had the cutest stand where you were able to make your very own flip book! So cute! 
One of my favorite activities they had for the kids was a huge coloring book on the grass for the kids to get creative on. My son loved it! He ran to grab markers and immediately started to color! 
And as you can see in some of the pics, so did I!
As a family of four, I truly enjoyed how easy and comfortable this event was. They provided us with blankets to lay on, fun games to keep the kids entertained while we waited for the movie to start and of course popcorn! Because a movie night is not a movie night without some Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn!
It was a chilly night in Boston but that didn't stop us from enjoying an amazing movie in the park!
 This was actually my first time in Boston and I can't wait to go back! It reminded me of Hoboken with a little bit of New York City vibe... there were so many people out and about enjoying the night, we loved the restaurants and the boutiques were so cute. I truly can't wait to go back already!
Sunday was a rainy chilly day so we decided to stay in and order room service for breakfast and headed home around 11... we love making memories like these with the kids. There is nothing I love more than enjoying life with my little fambam.
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