Friday, May 31, 2013

Yellow


Warning: Picture Overload

Last Saturday I attended the wedding of my beautiful friend and blogger Nadia from NacStyles in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. When it came time to look for a dress I knew I wanted something bright, cheerful and happy... just like the Caribbean. I looked high and low for the perfect dress. I love to be in style and feeling fabulous but always comfortable. And when it came to combining those 3, I actually had a really difficult time finding that perfect combo. I went to so many malls and stores... the dresses were either too long (no time to hem it), not cute, too casual... or my least fave, too expensive!

So last minute I decided to go to my ultimate go-to store: JCPenney. This was actually the first store I had visited but didn't find anything at the time... because I ONLY looked at the "dresses" section... when I went to pay one of the dresses I had settled for I turned around and saw this amazing yellow dress. It was love at first sight. I immediately ran to grab it and try it on but it was too small. The price was beyond a bargain, it was $60, I couldn't believe my eyes, the fabric of this dress is a dream! We ordered a size bigger and waited and waited.... and waited. I received my dress at 3 pm on Wednesday and my flight was set to take off on Thursday at 7 am. So this was do or die for me. It HAD TO fit!

I tried it on... and guess what? It was tight as ever. The fitting room attendant had so much difficulty zippering it up. But I forced her to. So I took the dress home and prayed for the best. When we got to DR I had no rice, no potatoes, no pasta or bread and believe me it worked! The day of the wedding came and it zippered so smoothly. How I felt inside of it was a different story! I could barely breath when we were at the ceremony... Gosh the things we do for beauty! Thankfully later on in the night the dress seemed to mold into my body and it actually didn't bother me anymore. We danced the night away... It was such a beautiful wedding! And I felt fabulous in my $60 dress.

   The dress comes with a more casual belt, a fab belt but too casual for the occasion. So I added this crystal belt from Anthropology.And accented with neutral colored accessories for a clean look.


Originally I was going to do a nude lip but I got wild and wore Russian Red by MAC. It gave me the confidence I always feel when I wear my red lipstick.

Dress: MNG by Mango | Belt: Anthropology | Shoes: Zara | Bag: NY&Co | Jewelry: Lola Blue 


These are the stunning Isabella Earrings from my collection at www.lolabluethecloset.com 
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I loved the color of this dress, so fun and cheerful. And since I am in complete lust with nude shoes, this occasion was no exception for the suede nude! I love that they go with absolutely every.single.thing. And these Zara-babies didn't disappoint. Oh and the big bonus... They were actually so comfortable and I was one of two women in the wedding who did not take their shoes of the entire time! 

xo,
E.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer Style with ShoeDazzle

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons. I love all the fun colors, the styles, the dresses and of course the heat! The beach is my best friend. And I love going shopping for a new season wardrobe every few months. Well my shoe closet is no exception when it comes to revamping my style for summer. So I wanted to put together a Style Board with my Top 6 Summer Shoes from one of my favorite online stores ShoeDazzle.

ShoeDazzle is know for their stylish and affordable shoes. You don't have to be a VIP member to shop but the VIP status gets you a lot of discounts and fun treats! For only $9.95 a month you save on every order and receive free shipping every time. Well enough talking here are my Top 6!


Which is your fave? I am loving the gladiator flats... so rocker fab! And of course the yellow loafers are perfect for my Mommy Chic looks! And the heels are all you need all summer, colorful, the classic black and a fun pump! Get yours by click on any one of the following links.
Get it here: THE CHELAN

 Get it here: THE CINDY
Get it here: THE JALEN
Get it here: THE LAW RENCE

Get it here: THE MCKINLEY


Get it here: THE NILDA


*This post is sponsored by ShoeDazzle, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dear Summer...


As you know if you follow me on Instagram (@lolabluethecloset) I was away for the past few days on a mini vacation for my friend's wedding in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I do have a couple of posts from my short stay there but those will come later on. I arrived back in NJ on Sunday and thank God I did the weather here in NJ was absolutely gorgeous on Monday for Memorial Day. We relaxed pretty much the whole morning and had an amazing lunch with my boys and then headed out to our friends' house for a BBQ. 
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Si es que me siguen en Instagram (@lolabluethecloset) sabran que estuve en unas cortas vacaciones por Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana la semana pasada para atender la boda de mi amiga. Tengo unas cuantas fotitos de mi estadia pero antes de poner esas quise poner estas de el Dia de Memoria a los veteranos de la guerra. El clima en NJ estuvo bello el dia Lunes, nosotros tuvimos una manana tranquila, almorzamos rico y en la tarde salimos para un BBQ en casa de unos amigos. 
  

I wanted to wear something casual and chic for our lunch date. And I am loving all sorts of printed colorful shorts right now, especially with a nice pair of strappy sandals, which are SO in! 
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Quize ponerme algo super casual como estos shorts amarillos super lindos y chic. Las sandalias de tirita estan super de moda y me encantat con unos shorts estampados. Que les parece? 

 Top/Blusa: Zara | Shorts: Forever 21 | Sandals: Zara | Bag/Cartera: DSW | Sunnies/Gafas: CottonOn

  If you think the headband is just not for you, here is how you can make the look a little less simple. We got picture happy so bare with me with all the pics, the gorgeous day just made the light perfection
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Si piensas que la cinta de cabello es demasiado para ti. Mira que lindo y elegante se ve este look sin ella. Es un poco mas simple pero igual de lindo. Tomamos bastantes fotos, el dia esta hermoso!




I decided to wear flats for the BBQ since I would be running around after my son in the grass! And I think this was a perfect outfit for a super fab and dressy look as well as a casual chic look. All I did was change the shoes and voila, you have a Mommy Chic look! 
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Me cambie a zapatillas planas para el BBQ. Quize estar mas comoda para correr detras de mi bebe en el cesped. Este es un atuendo perfect para estar un poco mas elegante al igual que casual y chic. Lo unico que cambie fueron los zapatos y miren que chevere quedo un poquito mas sport!


These adorable gold sandals are from JCPenney, I am loving their fab new pieces!
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Estas lindas sandalias doradas son de JCPenney, las nuevas piezas estan hermosas! 


Which look is your fave? Are you a bandana girl? 
Heels or no heels? I love them all and wore them all yesterday! 
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Cual look es tu favorita? Cinta o no? Tacos o sin tacos? 
Yo me puse todos tres ayer!

xo,
E.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Review: New Beech-Nut / Goya Baby Food

As I have mentioned before I wanted to start talking more about my son and incorporating him in at least a weekly post. He is obviously part of my everyday life and the biggest accomplishment I have had. So from now on, as you have seen in the past 2 weeks, he will be featured on the Mommy Chic posts as well as some baby product reviews.

I had the pleasure of reviewing the new Beech-Nut/Goya baby foods and I must say I was not disappointed. My son is a picky eater, therefore whenever he LOVES a certain food, we stick to it and add more and more as time goes by. I was a little nervous about him refusing the baby food but he actually really loved it. As soon as I gave him the first spoonful he said: Mmmmm! The first one we tried was the Peach/Mango flavor. And he didn't leave a drop! Here he is enjoying the delicious fruit puree.


As a mommy, I am constantly reading reviews and ingredients on different products. And I taste everything I give my son, every single thing. Even his medicine. As a first time mom I feel like I am learning every day still and I try to do my best. So when it came to giving him the Beech-Nut/Goya I didn't hesitate. There is something about a brand that is so well known that makes me feel at ease. My mom has been using Goya products since I could remember... and I didn't have a doubt the baby food would be delicious. It tasted very natural and like pure fruit. Not like other brands when you can taste the fake fruit and just the processed product. I truly feel comfortable feeding my son this baby food because it is a familiar brand and an all natural food, that has been trusted in my family for years.


I am so happy my son loved every bit of it. We make him fresh lunch every day as well as his dinner but in between we like to feed him fruit cups or fresh fruit - the Beech-Nut/Goya baby food is natural, easy and convenient. You can take it on the go and know that your child will have a good healthy and nutritious meal.

This post is sponsored by Beech-Nut/Goya and Mamiverse but my opinion is true and honest.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mommy Chic: The Thomas Tee


Over the weekend my son had a 1st birthday party to attend. I love dressing him in cute little outfits. This time he was going to wear a red/blue button down with these white pants and cute moccasins. The theme of the party was "little man" so I thought it was perfect for the occasion. Well Ben has started to have an opinion all of his own and since Mickey Mouse is now so last season when he saw his new Thomas the Train shirt I bought him that morning, he immediately wanted to wear it. Well let's just say that I let him with the battle and put the button down back in the closet... he was even hugging his Thomas tee, I couldn't say no, he is so cute my little man. So I made it work with these white pants and fun newspaper boy hat. These are my favorite hats for boys! They are so chic.
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El fin de semana pasado mi bebe fue invitado a una fiestita de primer anio. A mi me encanta vestirlo con ropa infantil pero un poquito hechado a lo hombre grande. Para esta ocasion se supone que se iba a poner un a camisa de botones roja y azul, pero en cuanto vio esta camiseta de Thomas immediatamente perdi la batalla de la camisa y... pues Thomas gano. Hasta abrazaba a su camiseta nueva. Asi que igual se la puse con este pantaloncito blanco. Me derrite el corazon mi hijo bello. 

If you guys only knew how funny and fast we take these pics. My son is just 21 months so getting "good" pics is a rush! I have so much fun shooting with him and I hope you are all enjoying these weekly Mommy Chic posts! 
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Si supieran lo chistoso que es tomar estas fotos. Mi bebe tiene tan solo 21 meses osea que para tomarnos unas fotos que se vean bien es un locura en 5 minutos. Espero que les guste estos look Mommy Chic semanal, diganme que piensan! 


   {Ben}
Tee/Camiseta: Target | Pants/Pantalones: H&M | Shoes/Zapatos: Converse | Hat/Gorra: H&M

On me:
Shirt/Camiseta: Forever 21 | Pants: The Gap | Shoes: JCPenney | Diaper Bag/Bolso: Marshalls

We had such a great afternoon. My son really enjoyed himself. I really love seeing him develop his personality. He is such a sweet, caring and happy boy. I couldn't be happier.
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Pasamos una tarde muy linda jugando y bailando. Me encanta ver que mi hijo se ria y se divierta. Y me encanta ver su personalidad tan dulce y alegre. No hay felicidad mas grande en el mundo.

xo, 
E.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Old Navy Fall 2013 Preview Event


Summer is not even here yet but in the fashion world they are always ahead of schedule and one and two seasons ahead of the game! And Old Navy is no exception. I was invited to the Fall 2013 Collection Preview yesterday and it was so much fun. I love coming to events like these mostly because I love meeting new people and making new connections, new ideas, new inspirations and and mostly because I get to see the next season's collections before anyone else. You guys are going to love pretty much every.single.piece. From the women's clothing to the kids and of course the men's clothing. It was so well styled, I loved so many pieces and can't wait to style them myself this coming fall. The new collection is definitely much more detailed than what you are used to seeing. There were gorgeous prints and delicate jewel details on some pieces as well. I took a ton of photos, I hope you like them.
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El verano ni acaba de llegar, pero en el mundo de la moda siempre estan adelantados. Caso en punto... el evento que asisti anoche de la coleccion de Old Navy para este Otono 2013. Me encanta venir a estos eventos no solo son divertidos pero tambien son buenas oportunidades de conocer a personas. Pero lo que mas me gusta es que puedo ver las colecciones de ropa antes que nadie! Les va a encantar toda la coleccion esta muy chic y con muchos detalles, desde estampados fabulosos hasta detalles de joyerias en algunas piezas. Tome muchas fotitos asi que espero que les guste.



 I really loved this shirt. It spoke to me in more ways than one.
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Me enamore de esta camiseta... "Empieza a vivir tus suenos".

The classic Americana collection... So chic and so.... American.
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Lo clasico... La linea Americana. Preciosa y muy tradicional. 

I can't wait to buy this for my son, oh fall where art thou? 
JUST KIDDING let's enjoy the heat first ;) 
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Ya quiere que llega el otono, tan solo para comprarle este atuendo a mi hijo! 

Shine Bright. 

The "it" Shirt... everyone's favorite shirt. 

This faux fur and faux leather trimming coat will be available in the fall for just $45! 
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Este lindo abrigo estara disponible este otono, y costara tan solo $45! 

Oh how fancy you are! The traditional cotton sweater with a very shiny accent. I think this was one of my favorite pieces, I want this in my closet. The gorgeous jeweled sweater will sure to make a statement.
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Que elegancia de sueter! Este sueter es un sueter tradicional acentuado con estas hermosas piedras con look de diamantes. Yo necesito esta pieza en mi closet. 

For all you footbal fans, now your whole family can root on your team! 

Doesn't this look so expensive? Well we got the inside scoop and we know that the pieces in this collection are not above $55! It's that amaze? This little style section reminded me of Banana Republic!





Super cute and colorful scarves! 
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Bufandas coloridas y super lindas! 



 The food... to die! This was black rice with tuna, delicioso!
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La comida estaba riquisma. Esto es arroz negro con atun!


Love love love the mauve tones! Super cute, chic and comfortable.
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Me encanta estos colored para el otono. Super chic y comodas.

Me being silly! "Shine Bright".... like a diamond! 

I has the pleasure of attending the event with my beautiful blogger friend Naty (@natybaby) from A Love Affair with Fashion. We both wore the super "in" nude strappy heel sandal! 
Full outfit post with more pics of me and details next week!
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Tuve el gusto de asistir al event con mi linda amiga y bloguera Naty (@natybaby) de  A Love Affair with Fashion. - Se dieron cuenta de nuestras sandalias similares? 
Hare un post solo dedicado a mi atuendo la proxima semana!

xo,
E.