Thursday, October 31, 2013

AT THE PUMPKIN FARM

The word pumpkin is synonym with October. Every year when October comes around, the pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies and of course pumpkin picking are the things to do and have! A few weeks ago my family and I headed to our local farm. I always love to have fun with our outfits when we have holiday traditional outings. I just think they make for great photos and memories. So I wore my fave riding boots and and Ben wore the cutest Joe Fresh (by JCPenney) flannel. I am obsessed with this line, they have it for men, women  and kids, the children's collection is my fave and the prices are ah-mazing! So of course we matched, in our own styles but we coordinated our casual cool outfits for a fun and sunny Saturday in October. As you will see Ben did not let go of his fire truck the entire time. He is obsessed with anything cars, trains and trucks. Obsessed.
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Cada anio cuando llega el mes de octubre todos pensamos en los ricos lattes y dulces de calabaza y por supuesto los paseos a las haciendas no pueden faltar. Hace ya unas semanas nos fuimos de paseo con mi familia a mi haciendo local. Pienso que vestirse de acuerdo con la temporada en especial en las fiestas de fin de anio, es ideal para las fotos y por supuesto lindas memorias. Por eso decidi ponerme mis botas favoritas y colores de otonio. Y Ben estuvo bello en su camisa de flanela de la marca Joe Fresh de las tiendas JCPenney. Cual me encanta. Estoy obsesionada con esta linea en especial las de ninos. Y como pueden ver Ben no solto su camion de bomberos todo el dia. 



 Hat/Gorra: Children's Place | Flannel/Camisa: Joe Fresh by JCP 
Jeans: Children's Place Shoes/Zapatos: H&M Kids




 Sunnies/Gafas: Rayban | Top/Blusa: Zara | Jeans: Forever 21 
Boots/Botas: Forever 21 | Faux Leather Bracelet: Lola Blue

  xo,
E.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FAUX LEATHER + CHAMBRAY

 If you follow me on Instagram you know I attended the Project Runway All-Stars screening last Tuesday. It was held at the super chic Hudson Hotel. The event was sponsored by Alterna Hair Care, they had cute vanities set up at the entrance of the space and hairstylist were styling "Alterna Haircare Punk Pony" it was a super cool rocker chic look. It was a beautiful fall evening so I wore my latest purchase from my fave: Zara, this fabulous brown faux leather skirt. And I wanted to make it a little funky by pairing it with a chambray and black shoes, instead of the typical brown or nude that I would normally wear with these colors. And yes I am obsessed with this lipstick color "shame" by Urban Decay it is the definition of fall. 
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Si me sigues en Instagram, ya sabes que el martes pasado estuve en la premier de Project Runway All Stars. El evento fue en el hotel Hudson de Manhattan. Y como la tarde estuve preciosa decidi ponerme esta falda, mi ultima obsesion de Zara. Quize un look menos classic con esete modelo de falda por eso me lo puse con esta camisa de botones de jean. Y acentue los colores poniendome zapatos y cartera negro en vez de ponerme cafe o color piel, como tipicamente lo haria. Y por supuesto con mi labial favorito color "shame" de Urban Decay. Los colores uva o mauves oscures son todo este otonio! 





 Chambray/Camisa: Old Navy | Skirt/Falda: Zara | Purse/Cartera: Aldo 
Jewelry/Joyeria: Lola Blue | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara | Lipstick/Labial: Shame by Urban Decay

Ladies I will be honest lol my hair was in a loose lower bun and it started to fall apart mid photo session! So that's why it looks a little weird in some photos. I couldn't take more pics because it got dark so quickly! See what it looked like at the  beginning below! And follow me on IG: lolabluethecloset.
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Chicas les soy sincera, tenia el cabello en una cebollita suelta pero se me empezo a caer cuando estaba tomandome las fotos, pero no tuve tiempo de arreglarmelo porque se oscurece rapido en NJ ahora! Miren aqui como de verdad se veia mi peinado! Y sigueme en IG: lolabluethecloset.


 xo,
E.

Monday, October 28, 2013

MUJER DOVE

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Dove. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

I am really excited to finally announce that I am 1 of 20 Latina beauty and lifestyle bloggers hand- picked for a campaign with the new Dove Clear Tone Antiperspirant. In the next few weeks I will be sharing some tips and ideas on how to obtain luminous skin, so follow me on Twitter, Insta & Facebook so you don't miss any details and prizes. We are also having a Twitter Party tomorrow, October 29 at 8pm so mark your calendars! You will be able to win some great prizes including Spa certificates, a little more about that below. Join me! 


As women sometimes it's hard to be completely raw and honest to one another about our flaws and discomforts with certain aspects of our bodies. We have all been there. As much as I am much more confident than I have ever been, I like every one of us have my own insecurities and try to take charge of or make changes to improve them. One of those things that I'm a little self conscious with are dark marks on my underarms resulting from shaving. Did you know that 32 million women in the US experience this? Whether that is red or dark marks, this is a result from shaving irritation. And here is why: shaving reduces the top layer of the skin by 20% causing discoloration and irritation. Interesting huh?

So here is where Dove comes in handy, my ladies. The new Pink/Rosa Dove Clear Tone is especially formulated to reduce any manchas (marks) and even out our skin tone. It actually takes your skin only about 2 weeks to go back to its most natural tone. I never thought I would find a fast and efficient remedy for this, so I am very excited for this new product. As I am sure you are too! My mom would always give me her wives-tale recipes for my this but to be honest I didn't see much difference with any. Having a deodorant that not only keeps me dry and smelling fresh but also helps with my red/dark skin marks at the same time, definitely makes my life easier. As a mom, wife, full time blogger and business woman, I have little time to make additional changes to my routine so this is perfect for me... and for you! As modern independent women of today we all have busy schedules; whether that's in the workplace or at home, therefore we require efficient fast-solving products.

And now you can try Dove Clear Tone too. We are having a Bilingual Twitter Party tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th at 8pm where 3 lucky winners will each receive a $75 SpaFinder gift card and of course Dove Clear Tone products. All you have to do is RSVP for the #MujerDove party by clicking HERE.

There will also be pre-party prizes to anyone who tweets about the Twitter Party You can be entered to win one of four $25 gift cards, here is more info on that. Feel free to tweet this pic and don't forget to use the hashtag #DoveMujer - see you tomorrow at 8pm!

xo,
E.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

MOMMY CHIC: STRIPES ON SKULLS

Being a mom doesn't mean we have to let ourselves ago. I will be honest, I have never felt more confident than after having my son. Something about becoming a mother set all my pieces together. It is true what they say that motherhood changes everything. But there is a big misconception that "life is over" after having a child and ladies... for me life begun! My son is my life and everything I do is surrounded by him. Including how I determine my daily looks. I love to feel comfortable but still stylish even if that means wearing flats. For this look I paired a cute striped button down with my old Zara skulls leggings. And made the look a little more fun by wearing these tan riding boots instead of the usual black ones come to mind when you look at this outfit. We had a fun evening at my sister in law's house so I wanted a casual and chic look for indoors.
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Hay una percepcion un poco negativa sobre las mujeres despues de tener hijos. Y mientras la verdad es que nuestras vudas cambia por siempre (para bien) eso no significa que tenemos que hecharnos al abandono. Para mi el estar embarazada fue una de mis mayores y mejores experiencias. Y siento que hoy soy mas feliz que nunca. Me siento mas comoda con si misma, mas segura de mi. Muchas mujeres le dicen a otras "ya se acabo todo, ahora que tienes hijos todo cambia" con nota negativa pero para mi, la vida recien empezo! Mi vida gira al rededor de mi hijo. Y les digo que cada minuto es basada en el. Por eso a la hora de vestirme quiero sentirme comoda pero siempre regia. Y a la moda. Asi sea que no siempre ande en tacos cuando estoy con el pero igual ahi maneras de ser moderna y casual. Como lo hize con este look de camisa de botones y mis pantalones lycra favoritos. Le puse un poquito de color con estas botas cafe clara. 

 Top/Blusa: Forever 21 | Leggings/Pantalon: Zara | Boots/Botas: Forever 21 | Bracelets: Lola Blue



PS: Any time you don't see Ben on my Mommy Chic posts is because he was too busy playing with his trucks! And had zero tolerance for fashion pics! Boys! 

xo,
E.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DIVINA LATINA + A GIVEAWAY

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Unilever and Latina Bloggers Connect still all opinions expressed are my own. 

Being a Latina is something I am so proud of, it is what makes me the woman I am today, it defines me as a mother and as a wife. For those of you who don't know I was born in Miami, raised in beautiful Guayaquil, Ecuador until I was 10 years old. I lived in my grandma's house my entire first decade; where females rule by the numbers, I have 7 aunts! Ever since I can remember I was always dressed in my favorite dresses, bows on my hair and Mary Janes. I learned to be a Mini Divina Latina early on! I came to live in New Jersey on a fateful May 1993 but I never left my roots and memories behind. My life in Guayaquil is nothing short of simply the best childhood I could have ever wished for. I believe it shaped me in all aspects. 

There is no denying we have a Latin spark and sass like no other! A love for music that makes my heart skip a beat whenever I hear a tune that connects so deeply with my root. We have a tight relationship with our families, we are nurturing and love to feed people... true story! And I have to admit ladies, as vain as it may sound there is no denying that our women are super caliente and ooze sex appeal and confidence. A Divina Latina is you and me, my mother and my abuelita, my aunts and my primas, we are all different women but we have so much in common. We are strong and emotional, we are great cooks and fabulous moms, caring wives, we simply juggle many hats. But what keep us, confident is that we pride ourselves in  looking fabulous everyday. As a Divina Latina, I truly enjoy wearing my heels daily, wearing skirts and having a the perfect red pout. I am proud to say are definitely are a hot little race and I couldn't be more proud to say I am a Divina Latina. Lipsticks on, heels on and always red carpet ready! 
  
We all love beautiful skin that is why it's important to take care of our 'glow'. This is why I want to recommend two products I have been using, available at Walgreens. The first is Caress Tempting Whisper Body Wash, it leaves my skin soft and smells amazing, My entire bathroom smells like exotic blossoms and the smell lingers with me throughout my day. The second is one that every Divina Latina needs. It's Pond's BB Cream. Ladies, I have tried 3 different brands and I must be honest with you the Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream is by far the best I've used. It is silky smooth and blends in with my skin tone, it's non-greasy and gives me healthy glowing skin. I use it over my moisturizer and then I apply my makeup. 

And for being such fabulous Divina Latinas, today I bring you a great giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift card to Walgreens to spend on any Caress, Pond's, Tresemme or any other product of your choice. What is even better,Walgreens is having Beauty Demos nationwide on 10/26 from 12-4pm, hosted by Divina Latina.
Click HERE to find out if your Walgreens is participating! 
Enter the giveaway by simply telling me What makes you feel like a Divina Latina? 
Leave a comment below, the winner will be selected on 10/30/13. Good luck! 

xo,
E.

Want to win more amazing prizes, don't forget to join in the Twitter fun! Winners will take home $100, $50 or $25 gift cards. All the information you need is HERE, click and join the party!





Monday, October 21, 2013

NEW BLOG LOOK + GREEN LEATHER PANTS

Happy Monday lovelies! I am so excited to announce this new blog look! I've been working on it for a little while now. I am so happy with the outcome and I hope you love it as well. There are a lot of fun things coming to the blog. It will be our 2 year anniversary this November for the blog and the big 1st birthday for Lola Blue, the jewelry shop too! So for those reasons and more I wanted to completely revamp the look and make it feel clean, easy and fabulous! I am planning a great giveaway to celebrate the 1st Lola Blue Boutique birthday so stay tuned for that. I have a fun campaign with Ponds and Caress this week where I will be giving away a $20 Walgreens gift card! You don't want to miss it. But for now here is an outfit I wore to the VIP Women's Networking event this past Saturday in Hoboken. One of the reasons I love what I do is because of the empowering women who inspire me, that I am able to surround myself with. And this event was just that. I am excited for new projects and new goals. For now, here is the start... a new blog look.
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Feliz Lunes lindas! Estoy super contenta de presentarles este nuevo look del blog. Lo he estado planeando por algunas semanas ya... y espero que les guste. Quize un look fabuloso y facil de navegar. Tengo muchos planes cheveres para el blog, estoy trabajando en un proyecto de un rifa para celebrar el segundo aniversario del blog y el primer cumple de mi boutique de joyeria. Por eso decidi darle este nuevo look para empezar un nuevo anio de blogging y de la tienda asi, maravilloso y fabuloso! Les cuento tambien que esta estare conversandoles de dos productos, uno de Ponds y otro de Caress. En el cual rifare unagift card de Walgreens valorada en $20. Asi que esten atentas a eso! Bueno, sobre este look, fue un atuendo que me puse este sabado pasado para una reunion de Mujeres VIP en Hoboken. Me diverti e informe mucho y conoci mujeres poderosas y que me dieron mucha inspiracion. Esta es una de las razones por las cuales me encanta mi trabajo. Espero tengan una linda semana! 

Blazer: H&M | Top/Blusa: c/p OASAP | Pants/Pantalones: H&M | Shoes/Zapatos: Forever 21
Sunnies/Gafas: Rayban | Jewelry/Joyeria: Lola Blue





 xo,
E.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CHIC IN BEIGE

This loose fit cardigan is by far my favorite Forever 21 purchase this season. Pics don't do it justice at all. It is so soft and just perfection for this fall season. It actually looks like an expensive sweater but I paid just $24 for it. I can't say it enough I love a great deal! It is loose fitting, comfortable and super chic, I know I will be wearing so much right through the winter. I decided to wear an all off-white outfit yesterday... I love the fresh and clean look of it. I added these Zara pumps for a little sass. Do you wear white after Labor Day? I love it and believe there are no rules in fashion... so go ahead ladies "rules" are to be broken!
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Mi compra favorita hasta ahora es definitivamente este sueter estilo cardigan de Forever 21.  Me encanta cuan suave es y el estilo super chic y comodo. Ya saben que es mi favorito! Estas fotos no le hacen justicia, la calidad es perfecta y parece de mucho mas valor de lo que pague, a tan solo $24! Me encanta... y se que me la pondre mucho este invierno. Este look beige completo me gusta porque es se ve limpio, chic y elegante a las vez. En el mundo de la moda no hay reglas, asi que no escuchen esas reglas de "no blanco despues de Labor Day!".

Cardigan/Sueter: Forever 21 | Top/Blouse: Forever 21 | Pants/Pantalon: H&M | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara
Clutch/Cartera: NY&Co. | Beige Cuff/Pulsera: Lola Blue | Necklaces/Cadenas: Lola Blue 






 xo,
E.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

The Oxblood Trend

Oxblood; also know as burgundy... or "wine" is a staple for fall wardrobes. Whether it is for a lipstick shade, fab handbag, cute statement blazer or like me, these cute cord pants, you need at least one piece of oxblood in your closet this season. I wore these Old Navy burgundy cords with a detailed lace and gold studded top and brought the look together by adding a classic black blazer and suede pumps. 
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El color vino es muy popular cada anio durante el otonio. Sea un color de labial, cartera, blazer o como yo en este look, una pieza de este color es esencial esta temporada. Ademas que no pasa de moda cada otonio. En este caso decidi combinar estos pantalones de Old Navy con una blusa de detalles dorados y complete mi atuendo con un blazer negro clasico y zapatos negros. 

   Blazer: JCP | Top/Blusa: c/o OASAP | Pants/Pantalones: c/o Old Navy | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara
Bag/Cartera: H&M | Bracelet/Pulsera: Lola Blue | Lipstick/Labial: Shame c/o Urban Decay



I love this lipstick shade for fall. When you first put it on it is definitely a little darker than it looks in these pics but I love how it looks on. This is a great way to continue on with the hot red lip trend this fall. I personally love a bold lip statement. Makes me feel confident and sexy! 
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Me encanta este tono de lapiz labial. Que les parece? Les soy sincera al comienzo cuando me lo puse estuvo un poquito mas oscuro de lo que pense pero me encanta como me quedo y salio en estas fotos. A mi personalmente me encanta un look con labios fuertes. Y esta es una buena manera de continuar con la tendencia de labios rojos para esta otonio.

 xo,
E.

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