Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Date Night Chic

Hello loves, I am back! You will need to forgive me as things will start to get a little slow the next two weeks, as I am planning Ben's 2nd birthday. I am DIYing almost everything and I am super busy and just hope it all comes together adorably! I am trying to take outfit pics to share but I've also been focusing on relaxing a little more and really enjoying my summer. It is so important to make memories and enjoy our families. Just like any other job, sometimes I do need a little "staycay" from blogging. But here is my first outfit of the week. I am so in love with this dress, it is just so pretty. It is definitely a little short but works well because the back is longer and the fact that the dress is a loose fit makes it super chic and a little bit retro yet so modern because of its gold studded details on the sleeves. 
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Hola corazones, ya estoy de regreso! Me perdonaran pero en las proximas dos semanas voy a estar un poco lenta por aqui porque estoy planeando la fiesta de cumple de mi bebe hermoso Ben. Casi todo lo estoy haciendo a mano asi que el tiempo es oro amigas! Voy a tratar de compartir todas las fotos que pueda de mis look. Pero tengame paciencia ya que tengo mil y una cosa que completar. Estoy re-enamorada de este vestido, en cuanto lo recibi supe que iba a ser uno de mis favoritos. Es un poco como que muy corto en el frente pero la parte de atras as mas larga y el hecho que el vestido no es pegado al cuerpo le da un look super chic y un poquito retro con toques edgy por los botones dorados.


     Obsessed with these super trendy but still a little hint of classic pumps, they are from DNYFactoriiStore and I was so happy when I received them. The transparent and suede material are just perfection in a shoe, take a look at that amazing heel! I know I will be wearing these so much summer through fall and beyond. 
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Estoy mas que enamorada con estos zapatos de DNYFactoriiStore son el estilo que esta de moda pero igual tienen un toque de el look clasico de los zapatos puntudos. Me encantan! Y se que me los veran puestos muchas veces por aqui. 
Lipstick/Lapiz Labial: Russian Red by MAC | Jewlery/Joyeria: Lola Blue 
Dress/Vestido: c/o Shop Azure | Purse/Cartera: H&M | Shoes/Zapatos: c/o DNYFactorii



I love a good arm candy party! | Amo un buen juego de pulseras! 

This outfit is perfect for a romantic dinner date. It is a little sexy and a little chic. It's perfect for a gorgeous summer night under the stars. I love the color and the loose fit of the dress because it gives me a little but of a vintage vibe and the gold studs add the edge you need. And the shoes? I can't rave enough about them, I've been wanting them for so long and I am so happy I own a pair now... this shoes are definitely in my must have style list.
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Este atuendo esta perfecto para una cita romantic de verano. Es un poquito sexy y tambien chic. Me parece perfecto para una noche calida de verano bajo las estrellas. El color es hermoso y el corte espectacular. Y los zapatos ni se diga, son una pieza clavo en mi closet. Los habia estado ojeando un rato. 

 xo, 
E. 



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Warby Parker + Donors Choose



If there is something that makes me feel good that would be helping others. And through blogging I have discovered that I, in some way, have a virtual voice that connects with people, my readers and their friends. And today my fab gals and gents, I bring you Warby Parker x Donors Choose. I was super excited when I was contacted by Warby Parker for this collaboration. I truly love their designs. Many of you may not know it but I wear contacts every single day... And my glasses at night... right now, as I type this post. 

Warby Parker designs eye glasses and sunglasses - let me rephrase that... they design quality glasses at affordable prices - you get the same quality as those $300-$400 frames for $95 and up. Not kidding! And how do they do it you may ask? They create their own designs and sell them directly to the consumer, bypassing the "big" manufacturing companies and they don't sell through optical centers...just directly to you. So that was the first fab factor that caught my eye about this company. Being a prescription eyeglasses user I understand first hand the cost factor and the necessity of having a good pair of glasses... and I honestly love their mission and purpose but as a true fashionista I die for their designs too! 

Aside from being affordable and so fab, Warby Parker is now teaming up with Donors Choose. Today, July 25th, they are launching a collaboration: The Gardner. Donors Choose is an online non-profit that helps students in need by allowing public school teachers from all over America to submit inspiring school projects that require funding.Often times teachers are not able to get the necessary funding for classroom projects and that is were Donors Choose comes into play. Donors Choose vets the project, they receive donations and they purchase and ship the materials needed to the school. How nice is that? There wasn't a doubt in my mind that I wanted to be a part of this movement. The fab power team has created the Gardner, a timeless and classic design with a funky fab edge to it; the schoolbus-yellow detail. 


With every $95 frame purchased, Warby Parker is donating $30 to Donors Choose. And as always, for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. Just this summer they calculated to have donated 500,000 glasses! I love to shop and do good for the community. And I am definitely coveting these shades - The Gardener, available now at Warby Parker

What are your thoughts on this design? Would you wear them? I so would. They are a killer combination of chic + sleek with a touch of timeless classic. 

 xo, 
E. 




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Watercolor


I am in complete and utter love with these pants.They are summer perfection, the colors and material are to die. I don't think pictures do it justice.  Not only is the print gorgeous but they are also super versatile, go from a chic daytime look to a more professional office look by simply adding a navy blazer and pointy pumps and you have a completely different look, super fab for the office. I wore them with a simple beige top with little detail in order to draw focus on the pants and I think this look did just that. And of course I had to add my favorite and probably most blogged about sandals, the MUST HAVE for every woman this summer, the strappy sandal in nude of course! Mine are from Zara.
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Estoy completamente enamorada de estos pantalones de seda. Son perfectos para el verano ademas de tener un estampado precioso son super versatiles. Con simplemente ponerte un blazer azul marino y zapatos de punta, vas de un look veranera de dia a un look mas profesional y reservado para la oficina. Combine el pantalon con un blusita beige simple para que el pantalon sea el punto focal. Y por supuesto me puse este atuendo con mis sandalias favoritas de esta verano, y las mas populares tambien, las de tira finita de Zara y el color que combina con todo, el color piel. 


 Sunnies/Gafas: Cotton On | Top/Blusa: Forever 21 | Pants/Pantalon: c/o ShopAzure
Sandals/Sandalias: Zara | Bag/Cartera: DSW | Cuff/Pulsera: Lola Blue


This gold belt is fabulosity to me! It came with one of my dresses and I can't stop wearing you may have seen it more than once, well because I am obsessed with it. I think it added a fab factor to the outfit. A metal belt, is a must have in your accessories list hanger. What do you think? 
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Esta correa dorada de metal definitivamente le dio un toque fabuloso a este atuendo. Me vino con un vestido que compre este verano y estoy obsesionada con ella. Le de un toque de perfeccion a diferentes atuendos, Ya me la han visto varias veces por aqui... Que les parece? 

 xo, 
E. 



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sheer Flowers + Lace


From the moment I saw this blouse I knew I had to have it. It was actually one of my favorite pieces that I styled on my Telemundo segment I did a few weeks ago (post HERE). It is so feminine and simply just pretty but still gives a little sex appeal from the petal style cut in the back, which is to die for. I paired it with the perfect pair of lace shorts that are so in this summer. I had been wanting a pair for the longest but never found the right one for me. But I loved this color and the fit is amazing. The sheer blouse and the lace top are a gorg combination for this summer. And as you can see I something a little different with my hair, it has been over 100 degrees here so I wanted to make sure to have my hair away from my face as much as possible.
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Desde el primer momento que vi esta blusa, me encanto, y sabia que tenia que ser mia. Fue una de mis piezas favoritas que combine para mi segmento con Telemundo hace unas semanas (detalles AQUI). Es super feminina y simplemente hermosa. El corte estilo petalo de atras le da un toque de sensualidad pero a la vez muy elegante. Y por supuesto la combine con los shorts del anio: los shorts de encaje. He querido comprarme unos hace tiempo pero no encontraba los perfectos para mi. La tela tipo seda fue perfecta para el encaje de los shorts, una combinacion linda este verano. Y como pueden ver decidi peinarme diferente por lo que las temperaturas aqui han sobrepasado a los 100 grados! 


Sunnies/Gafas: Cotton On | Top/Blusa: Windsor | Shorts: Windsor
Bag/Cartera: Forever 21 | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara | Cuff/Pulsera: Lola Blue 

   
 
 
I had such a nice weekend and I hope you did too. Things are definitely looking brighter and after last week's stressful days I know that everything really does work itself out and we spend too much time stressing the small stuff. I got to spend my 3-day weekend with my sweet guys, they are my best every thing! I also wanted to tell you all that I am in the middle of planning Ben's 2nd birthday, I can't wait to share a couple of pics from his special day. So please expect some slow activity on the blog for the next couple of weeks since I will be busy planning a fun Thomas the Train party!
But follow me on Instagram for daily posts and fun pics @LOLABLUETHECLOSET
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Tuve un bonito fin de semana. Despues de el estres de la semana pasada me di cuenta mas aun que las cosas pasan como tienen que pasar. Siempre hay que tener fe en Dios que todo se resuelve y todo pasa. Y acordarnos de no darle mucha atencion a las cosas dificiles ya que como lo dije, eso pasa. Pues, pase mi finde como siempre con mis amores. Son mi todo. Les cuento que estoy planeando el segundo cumpleanios de mi hijo. Asi que estaran las cosas un poco lentas por aqui pero seguira con mis fotos diarias en Instagram, asi que siganme por ahi: @LOLABLUETHECLOSET

xo, 
E. 

 


Friday, July 19, 2013

Office Style: Shades of Blue

If you've been reading my last few posts you noticed that I am all about the color BLUE lately. I don't even do it intentionally but I always end up wearing blue, since last week. I love it though. This week I wore this office outfit. I got this tip at H&M for $4! Yes, you read that right. And these silk style pants are my fave this year. They go with everything for every occasion. And yes you have seen this fab handbag in most of my posts because it is just perfect. This is the Marc Jacobs bag I bought for myself for my birthday. And the neutral shade is perfect for every attire. 
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Si han leido mi blog desde la semana pasada se han de ver dado cuenta que me he vestido mucho de azul. Y les prometo que no es intencional. No se como cada vez que me visto agarro ropa azul. La verdad me encanta el color en especial tiene diferentes tonos que van lindos combinados juntos. Eesta blusa me la compre en H&M por tan solo $4! Increible verdad? Y este estilo de pantalon es mi favorito este anio. Son comodos, elegantes y pueden ser casuales. Son perfectos para la oficina. Y por supuesto me puse mi cartera de diario, la que me compre para mi cumpleanos, el color es bello para toda ropa.


How cute is this necklace from my boutique, it added the perfect detail to my outfit. You can find it here for just $22 and receive free shipping - Tear Drop Necklace
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Les gusta esta cadena? Es de mi boutique, le dio el toque perfecto a este look. La pueden encontrar AQUI por tan solo $22 y reciban envio gratis - Tear Drop Necklace

I've had these Anne Klein shoes for a very long time, they are such classics. I bought them at DSW a very long time ago and they are still looking amazing. 
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Estos zapatos los compre en DSW hace mucho tiempo. Son de la marca Anne Klein y estan como nuevos, me encantan, super clasicos. 

My office look typically consists of these type of pants and cute blouse and a light sweater or blazer because it is always so cold in my office. In this case I used this navy loose blazer I got from Forever 21 - I love the effortless feel of it and it was the perfect shade of blue to add to my blue tones attire.

Have a happy weekend, kisses.
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Mi look de oficina tipicamente consiste de este tipo de pantalon y una blusa tipo seda. Tambien me gusta llevar un sueter o blazer de calidad fresca porque siempre hace frio en mi oficina. Y este de color marino fue perfecto para mi look azul. 

Que tenga un lindo fin de semana... besos.

xo, 
E. 


 







Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dancing... in the rain.

Whenever I am having a stressful day I tend to kind of guard myself and not really want to talk to anyone. I guess you can say I don't want to stress anyone else with my nonsense. Because to be honest that is exactly what it is most times. There are people in the world with serious problems and problems without cure or resolution. And I realize once again that one must take a step back and realize that whatever is stressing me today will mean nothing in a year. And of course to feel better I always wear color! Just makes you feel good... Well I had quiet the challenging week last week, on top of the fact that my P friend came to visit me... we are all grown ups here, no shame in nature's game. But the moral of this story is that no matter how crazy and stressful your day is always remember that it will pass. And everything works out to how it is supposed to. I always pray to God whenever I am having a difficult day. And he always seems to have my back and make it all better. There is nothing like having faith... it can truly make make you or break you. That is why; one must always learn to dance in the rain
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La semana pasada fue un poco estresante para mi. Cuando tengo dias dificiles casi siempre mi tendencia es apartarme y solucionar sola mis problemas. No me gusta molestar a otros con mi disque problemas insignificantes. Porque en realidad si me pongo a analizar eso es lo que son. Me doy cuenta que hay otras personas con problemas que no tienen solucion o cura, y eso SI es triste. Por eso hoy les escribo para decirles que aunque nuestros problemas en ese momento se vean como que uno se ahoga en un vaso de agua... siempre recuerden que todo pasa y que Dios siempre tiene un plan. No importa cuan estresante mi dia es, siempre lo pongo en mano de Dios y el nunca me ha fallado. Todo se resuelve a su tiempo. Si todos tuvieramos fe, la vida sera mas facil de apreciar y valorar. He aprendido a bailar... hasta en dias de lluvia. Y por supuesto me pongo mi atuendo mas colorido para alegrar mi dia.

 
Sunnies/Gafas: RayBan | Dress/Vestido: Target | Sweater/Sueter: JCP by MNG | Shoes/Zapatos: Aldo
Bracelets/Pulseras: Lola Blue, the closet


This swirl gold cuff is one of my favorite and I think a definite must-have in every girl's closet. It goes with everything, you may have see it on my a few times on my Instagram page. Follow me on IG for the latest updates and some fun insta-pics: @lolabluethecloset

Don't forget to smile no matter how the sun shines today and as always wear your most colorful dress... with a bright smile and positive attitude, life will smile right back at you! 
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Esta pulsera dorada es una de mis favoritas. Es una pieza clave en mi closet y pienso que deberia ser en el closet de todas. Va con todo! Y llama mucho la atencion. De seguro la han visto varias veces en mi Instagram. Si no me siguen por IG todavia visitenme @lolabluethecloset

No olviden de siempre sonreirle a la vida. Con una actitud positiva y un vestido colorido les aseguro que la vida les sonreira de vuelta. Que tengas un bello dia! 

xo, 
E. 




Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mommy Chic: Huggies Snug & Dry

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Huggies. However all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines, 16 C.F.R Part 255.
As a mom one of the wisest things I have learned about babies is that in order for them to be happy babies, they must be comfortable babies. That is why I make sure my little one is always at his best. When he was born, as a first time mom, we tested out a couple of diaper brands and only Huggies worked best for us. Huggies brand diapers are the only ones he has used since then. They keep him dry and comfortable and allow him to sleep longer and for me, it is just a relieve to know he is happy. A happy baby equals a happy mommy.

We've had many beautiful memories with our son. And the milestones we go through as parents are memories we cherish forever. I wish I could put his little smile, his little voice and even his cranky times in a little box and go back to that exact moment 10, 20 or 30 years from now. But they are forever in my heart. One of the sweetest moments for me is when he sleeps in our bed, I know so many mommies are against it but I love to have him on my bed just for a few minutes. In our household we have made it a ritual that when our son wakes up at 7:00ish every morning we bring him to our bed at that time and he sleeps a little longer with us, he is the sweetest he hugs me and his papa and he just kisses us, it melts my heart. I can stare at him all morning and I am just so in awe by his perfection. Having a child truly is the most selfless and deepest love you could ever experience. 

Do you mommies do this? Do you like to sleep with your baby even if it's for a few minutes in the morning? I would love to hear your stories. Do you co-sleep? What is a sweet ritual that you love and hold dearly with your baby?

Ben at 8 months old, sleeping as only a sweet, comfortable and happy baby can. 

My son will be 2 years old next month, I can't believe it! He is the most energetic and wild little boy I know. He can run around, jump from the sofas, roll around on the floor and his diaper always stays put and holds everything in, we never have any crazy messes. Huggies Snug & Dry with SureFit are perfect for me and my boy. I love them because they have an exclusive waistband and soft outer cover that keeps Ben comfortable and able to run around and be the happy toddler that he is. They are less bulky and have a super absorbent pad, our daily park visits are a blast and I don't have to worry about any accidents. And what is best they last up to 12 hours - for me this is so important, I know that my son is always at his best when he has a great night's sleep and with Huggies Snug & Dry with SureFit I know that he is getting the best sleep he can. I always recommend them to my friends and my family.


A happy baby = a happy family. 
  
Lastly I wanted to share with you a video. As a Latina mom, I love to see other Latinas use the products I use whether they are clothes and beauty products or what is best and most important to me, baby products and stories. Well I was so happy to know that Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera is the new Huggies spokesperson and she recently unveiled a new parenting webisode series with her son Sebastian, here is a little clip. How adorable is her little boy? 

 
To learn more about the new Huggies Snug & Dry with SureFit technology I recommend you like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HuggiesLatino there is a community of mommies just like you who love to exchange stories and ideas on what can work best for you and your baby.

And here is a coupon!
Click below for a $2.00 HUGGIES® Diaper coupon, redeemable only at Target®


xo, 
E. 




Monday, July 15, 2013

Dressing up a white tee!

V-neck tees are my favorite. I love wearing them around the house or to run errands... but I love them best when I can dress them up. I've said it before and I say it again - accessories are everything! You can go from a simple outfit to a fab outfit in minutes with the right accessories. This day it was extremely humid so I wanted to wear a light t-shirt and my newest lace skirt so I added a statement necklace to complete my look. 
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Las camisetas de algodon con cuello V son mis favoritas. Me encanta ponermelas para la casa, para salir a hacer mandados pero cuando me la pongo con una falda o un pantalon de vestir me siento fenomenal. Son super comodas y con los accesorios correctos vas de simple y casual a un poquito mas elegante y chic. Lo he dicho antes y lo digo de nuevo... los accesorios son todo! Si tienes un look sencillo lo unico que tienes que hacer es anadirle pulseras o cadena y tienes un look completamente fabuloso. En este dia anadi este collar con la falda roja de encaje para un look femenino y fresco porque hacia demasiado calor. 

  
These are by far my favorite Zara sandals this summer. Even though they have this aztec or tribal print, they absolutely go with everything. And they are super comfortable.
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Estoy enamorada de estas sandalias de Zara, son mis favoritas este verano. Van con todo, y super comodas a las vez. Me encanta el estampado tribal que esta tan de moda. 

 Tee/Camiseta: NY&Co. | Skirt/Falda: Francesca's | Necklace: Lola Blue | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara

Last week was a little hectic for me, I am beginning this new week with a positive outlook and I hope you do too. Life is all about perspective. I hope you have a happy Monday and a fabulous week!
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La semana pasado fue un poco acelerada para mi. Empezare esta semana con una mirada positiva. La vida se trata tan solo de perspectiva. Espero que tengan un lindo lunes y una excellente semana.

xo, 
E. 




Friday, July 12, 2013

Suede + Mint

I had a sweet date with my boys for dinner. It has been so humid out so I decided to pick up my hair and do my favorite and easiest style: the bun, especially for summer. I wore this sheer floral top that I got when I was pregnant, back them I wore is outside my pants because it's flowy and so lightweight, perfect for a soft feminine feel. This time around I wanted to tuck it in for a different more shapely look. I love to recreate outfits using the same pieces, especially those I wore when I was pregnant or the other way around. 
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Tuve una linda cita con mis hombres para salir a cenar. Ha hecho tanto calor que decidi hacerme una rosca en el cabello. Es mi estilo favorito ya que es facil y perfecto para los dias de verano. Me quize poner esta blusa que no he usado desde que estaba embarazada. esta vez me la puse dentro del pantalon para un look mas cojido porque es una blusa suelta y super finita. Personalmente, me encanta recrear atuendos con las mismas piezas, como esta blusa.

Top/Blusa: H&M | Pants/Pantalon: Forever 21 | Shoes/Zapatos: ShoeDazzle | Cuff/Pulsera: Lola Blue

 
There was a super sale at ShoeDazzle the other day. I scored F O U R pairs of shoes for $15 each. These ones I am wearing with this outfit are one of my faves. They are a minty suede with a pink bottom and silver accents. They are so feminine and the silver makes them a little edgy. I have an obsession with suede shoes!
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Hubo una oferta buenisima en ShoeDazzle el otro dia. Me compre C U A T R O pares de zapatos en ShoeDazzle por $15 cada uno. Estos fueron unos de ellos y son mis favoritos de esa compra. Son de gamusa color menta y el taco es color rosado, con acento plateado, super femininos y un poquito rock 'n roll. Me encanta los zapatos con gamusa!

xo, 
E.