Monday, April 29, 2013

Instagram Giveaway Winner!

I am so excited to announce the winner of my very own and 1st giveaway on Instagram - the rules were simple "Like, Tag + Repost". And today we have a winner of the stunning Shine Bright Earrings from my Spring Collection at www.lolabluethecloset.com.


...and by fair and square random choice the lucky winner is....
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@myob_84! Congratulations! You were selected randomly using random.org - I will email you shortly.

Congrats! And don't forget to share my Instagram page, the more followers the bigger and better the giveaways get! Simply follow me @lolabluethecloset

xo,
E.

Brighten My Pants


The weather here in NJ has been insane. So you see me with a cute little summer dress one day and then this chunky sweater the next but I tried to make it a little summery by adding this bright pair of pants that I super love. And of course I am not giving up on spring... so I had to pair it with my most amazing Forever 21 sandals, because you know, sweaters and sandals together = so cool. 
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Ultimamente el clima en NJ esta de locos, por eso me ven en un vestidito un dia y ahora en este sueter. La verdad que ya estoy loca que llegue el clima estable. Me puse ees te sueter con estos pantalones super coloridos para darle un toque de verano. Y por supuesto me puse mis sandalias favoritas de Forever 21... por que me encantan los sueters y sandalias combinadas! 

Yes my sandals are just fabulous I have to agree and a bonus: comfortable! I am all Forever-Twenty-Oned out on this look! The bag, the pants, the necklace ... and the shoes.
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Si! Estan son mis sandalias fabulosas de Forever 21. Mi obsesion con Forever 21 es de siempre.. aqui tengo puesto la cartera, cadena, zapatos y pantalon de Forever... obsesionada! Jajaja.




Sweater: H&M | Necklace: Forever 21 | Pants: Forever 21 | Bag: Forever 21 | Shoes: Forever 21 | Bracelets: Lola Blue, the closet 


Heads up fashionistas! You will be seeing this bag alot on me! I just am obsessed with it. It is so versatile and such a classic look. I know I will use for years to come.

Les adelanto que veeran seta cartera arto por aqui, hasta que me canse! Porque me encanta! Es versatil, combina con todo y super clasica y chic. Se que la usare anios de anios.

Don't forget to join the blog right on the left side of the screen on top: "Join this site"
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No se olviden de subscribirse a este blog! Donde dice "Join this site" en el lado izquierdo arriba.

xo,
E.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Latin Billboards 2013

As some of you may know the Latin Billboards took place last night in sexy Miami. And of course there were the fashion and beauty predictions, this time from celebrity makeup artist Claudia Betancur and celebrity hairstylist Marco Carrasquillo - here is what they had to say...





HAIR

L’Oréal Paris: What big hair trend do you predict seeing this Thursday for Latin Billboard Awards? More importantly, what can we expect to see on Ana Barbara?
Marcos Carrasquillo: “One of the biggest hair trends I predict for this red carpet will be the loose, beachy waves- especially on Ana.  Ana loves to rock her voluminous hair; her honey highlights always add that golden touch which is so trend for the spring season.”

L’Oréal Paris: How can we recreate Ana’s seductive beachy waves?
Marcos Carrasquillo: “This is a very simple, easy look to recreate. Start with towel-dried hair and massage a volumizing product into your roots such as the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Tonic. Apply a quarter-sized amount of the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Leave-In Cream through your ends, working in small sections for the most even coverage. Scrunch your hair while blow-drying to amp up the texture and volume. For a more defined and long-lasting look, wrap sections around a medium-sized curling iron. Finish off with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray.”

L’Oréal Paris: What hair color do you recommend using to achieve Ana’s honey highlights?
Marcos Carrasquillo“I would recommend using the new L’Oréal Paris Feria Wild Ombré in 060, which works for medium to dark brown hair. A subtle ombré works best to embrace the spring season without having to make a bold commitment. What makes this product so easy is that users can control where and to what degree they want to lighten their hair.”
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MAKEUP

L’Oréal Paris: What big trend do you foresee this Thursday at the Latin Billboards red carpet? And what should we expect to see from Adamari Lopez?
Claudia Betancur: “Baring skin will play a major role at the red carpet this Thursday. I expect to see fresh tans-especially on Adamari Lopez. She always looks super chic with a beautiful bronzy glow.”

L’Oréal Paris: What do you recommend for those that want to sport that coveted sun-kissed look?
Claudia Betancur: “L’Oréal Paris just launched their Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Mist which works miracles. Its professionally-styled airbrush allows every girl to become a self-tanning expert delivering a natural-looking, bronzy glow “

L’Oréal Paris: What makeup look do you predict will dominate the red carpet? Bold eyes, bold lips, or both?
Claudia Betancur: “I predict a lot of greens and blue shades for the eyes. I predict that Adamari will wear a subtle green eye shadow. Green eye shadow always helps a bronzy complexion stand out. L’Oréal Paris has a perfect emerald shade- Infallible Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald. Apply it softly on the lid and finish off with a thin black line to add definition. I love using the L’Oréal Paris Super Slim Liner by Infallible as it creates both a precise and bold line. Finish off your look with lengthening mascara, such as the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara. I don’t think the bold lip will be trending for this red carpet- it will clash too much with the bronzy look. I’m a fan of lip gloss and nude lip and I recommend wearing a subtle shade similar to the L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain in Pink Resistance.

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Here are two of my picks for best dressed last night. 

Carlos Vives looked very handsome in his charcoal suit. And his wife was the perfect accessory. 

I loved Gaby Espino's dress, so elegant and beautiful on her. 
The high bun and simple makeup, perfected this look. 

Did you have any faves? 

xo,
E. 

Minty Fresh

 Look who makes a little cameo, my puppy Lola or Lo for short ;) Such a cutie. 
As we all know by now, pastels are here to stay this season, they have been a big trend since last year and I just love it. It is so feminine and plain PRETTY. I wanted to feel easy breezy with this style, I bought this blouse at Forever 21 for $15 and it's such a great deal, you can wear it so many way. 
For me this was my comfy chic Sunday outfit.
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Miren quien hace una visita al blog! Mi perrita Lola, tambien le decimos Lo! 
Esta temporada los pasteles estan super de moda, bueno en realidad desde el anio pasado. Me parecen que son el perfecto tono para cruzar de primavera a verano, por su tono femenino y simpletement lindo.
Quize vestirme casual, comodo y chic este domingo pasado, y les cuento que esta blusa me costo tan solo $15 en mi tienda fiel Forever 21. 


 
I decided to do some photos under the shade because it was so sunny out this day that the print on the blouse was not showing properly, so here is a better look! 
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Decide hacer algunas fotos en la sombra para que puedan apreciar el estampado de la blusa. Estuvo tan soleado que en el sol no se veian bien los colores y disenos. 

Top/Blusa: Forever 21 | Pants/Pantalones: H&M | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara
Clutch/Cartera: H&M | Sunglasses/Gafas: Cotton On | Earrings: Lola Blue 

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Have a fab weekend!
xo,
E.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Little Black Dress... and some coral!


Little black dresses or LBDs are every woman's go-to dress for more than one occasion! It isn't just a fab color to dress up or down.. it is a classic and timeless. I personally love black pieces in my closet because of their versatility. Last Friday night, I was invited to attend a fun event called Glam Night Out by Glamour Magazine + Redken. It was the launch of the amazing new Diamond Oil by Redken. 
So what to wear? My newest LBD and for fun I added some pop! 
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El vestido negro no puede faltar en el closet the ninguna mujer. Es elegante, chic y simplemente una pieza clasica que nunca se ira de moda. Me encanta su versatilidad y facilidad de ponerle un estilo super casual o mas elegante con simpletement anadirle accesorios. El viernes pasado fui invitada a un evento Glam Night Out - de Glamour Magazine y Redken. Fue el lanzmiento de un producto llamado Diamon Oil. 

 

Dress/Vestido: CottonOn | Jewerly/Joyeria: Lola Blue | Shoes/Zapatos: Forever21 | Bag/Cartera: Forever21

 The event was fabulous and so much fun! It was held at Teezers in Bayonne, NJ, the location is gorgeous, so pretty and chic.. and wo doesn't want to be pampered and drink champagne in the process? We got to have our hair washed and treated with Redken's brand new product... Diamond Oil. Then we were off to our blowout. I love the Redken Diamond Oil... it smelled beautiful and left my hair so soft and shiny. 
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El lugar del evento estuvo super chevere. Me diverti mucho y quien no? Con champagne y girl time! El evento fue en Teezers, un lindo salon de belleza en Bayonne, NJ - Nos lavaron el cabello y lo trataron con un producto llamado Diamond Oil, cual dejo mi cabello oliendo riquisimo y suver suave y brilloso. 
Me encanto!


 I look asleep because that is how relaxed I was during my amazing hair wash and massage!
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Si! Parece que estuviera dorminda... es que estaba tan relajada con mi masaje de cabellera.


Here I am with the beautiful Jytza - thank you for inviting me! | Con la hermosa Jytza!  

... and of course we must share girl time, this is my cousin whom I brought with me to the event!
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Ella es mi prima a quien invite al evento conmigo! 



xo,
E.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Maxi Dress



My best days are those spent with my boys... my husband + my son. We've had some pretty amazing days in New Jersey lately. Spring is definitely in full bloom. We spent a gorgeous Wednesday at the park having a little picnic. It was the perfect day for a maxi dress and some cute and comfy wedges.
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Mis mejores dias son esos que paso con mis amores... mi esposo y mi hijo. Los dias han estado hermosos aqui en New Jersey. La primavera esta preciosa y riquisima. Pasamos una linda tarde en familia en un pequeno picnic entre los 3. Fue el dia perfecto para un vestido de algodon largo y espadratas comodas.


Hat/Sombrero: Urban Outfitters | Dress/Vestido: Forever 21 
Bag/Cartera: DSW | Sandals/Zapatos: Old Navy



It was a beautiful evening... the sun started going down. | Fue un lindo atardecer, el sol empezo a bajar.




If there one style I loved while being pregnant, that was maxi dresses. They are so easy and comfortable and still so chic. They are perfect not only for pregos but of course for every girl that wants to feel fab during the summer months. They are breezy and easy! Throw a pair of cute wedges on and you are ready to go! From picnics to day trips to shopping and even days spent in the city, the maxi dress is a staple piece in my closet.
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A mi me encantan los vestidos largos. Fueron mis favoritos cuando estuve embarazada... porque son comodos y super fashion. Ademas te los puedes poner siempre y te sientese fabulosa y comoda. Solo agregale unos zapatos estilo wedge y ya, lista para salir... Son una pieza importante en el closet de toda fashionista. Para salir de shopping, a picnics o a pasear... son perfectos!

xo,
E.