Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MIAMI CHIC + THE BLOGIVERSARY WINNER

  Hi guys! If you follow me on Instagram you know that I was in Miami for some R&R this past weekend. Which is why I was a little MIA (no pun intended) this past week... It was a fun little getaway and it was exactly what we needed. We stayed in South Beach for 5 days but I wanted to truly rest and relax so I only took photos of 2 outfits, this is one of them. You saw these pants for Day 3 of New York Fashion Week and it was one of my favorite looks. They are such a statement piece and they scream Miami to me, especially paired with this delicate and simple cami like this one. We went for a delicious breakfast at Havana 1957, it was amazing. The restaurant was so cute and detailed. Having a Pina Colada with your Cuban breakfast is the way to do it in Miami ;) Afterwards, we walked around Espanola Way and Lincoln Road Mall for some shopping. I just love Miami in November, there is nothing like it. So pretty and such beautiful weather! 
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Hola lindas! Si me siguen en Instagram ya saben que estaba en Miami este fin de semana pasado. Por eso no me han visto por aqui esta ultima semana. Fue una pequeña escapadita para divertisnos y relajarnos y eso fue exactamente lo que necesitábamos. Nos quedamos en South Beach por 5 días, quize descansar de verdad y por eso sólo tomé fotos de 2 outfits. Estos fueron los mismos pantalones anchos de estampado que use el tercer día de la semana de la moda de Nueva York (vean aqui) y fue uno de mis looks favoritos. Son muy Miami especialmente con esta blusita delicada y muy detallada. Desayunamos en un restaurant Cubano llamado Havana 1957, la comida estuvo deliciosa! Y por supuesto que desde tempranito el desayuno en Miami tiene que comenzar con una rica piña colada. Después, nos dimos una vueltita por Espanola Way y Lincoln Road Mall. Me encanta Miami en noviembre, no hay nada como él. Tan chevere y relax y tan hermoso el clima! 
 Top/Blusa: Forever 21 | Purse/Cartera: Aldo | Pants/Pantalones: Century21 
Shoes/Sandalias: Zara | Bracelets/Pulseras: Lola Blue










Last but  definitely not least.... Congratulations to Yuddie E. you are our Blogiversary winner! Please email me at lolabluethecloset@gmail.com with your address. Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays! 

xo,
E.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

TOP GUN CHIC

Military jackets are so in right now and I didn't realize this was a total "Top Gun" look until I was writing this post haha! I love a great jacket that you can use over and over with different looks and this one is just that. This one is from Old Navy and I have a camo print as well. I love to have a some what manly piece in my closet, gives me a little bad-ass feel! I decided to pair two big trends for this look, the ever so popular oxblood aka burgundy with the army jacket. And of course it was only right to wear my super sparkly sequin eagle tee to complete my look!
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Los abrigos estilo militar estan super de moda. Me encanta este de Old Navy porque aunque te da un look "bad-ass" tambien es feminino ya que tiene tiritas en la cintura para darte forma al cuerpo. Decidi ponermelo con mis pantalones color vino ya que estas dos piezas esta super de moda en estos momentos y se ven super chevere combinados juntos. Y no pudo faltar mi camiseta de brillos mas chic! Es de un aguila, osea esta look me quedo super "Americano". Espero les alla gustado! Y que tengan un bello dia! 

Jacket + Pants/Pantalones: c/o Old Navy | Tee/Camiseta: Zara | Bracelets: Lola Blue
Shoes/Zapatos: Carlos Santana via DSW | Sunnies/Gafas: Rayban





Some of my new arm candy from The Holiday Collection at Lola Blue!
Algunas de la nuevas piezas de la coleccion navidena and Lola Blue!


xo,
E.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

THANK YOU | BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

Today I have a very special post for you. The last couple of months have been very hectic for me. I've been blessed with great opportunities and new projects. But I was left with little time to officially THANK YOU guys for an amazing 2 years. So today I celebrate my blogiversary with you. I launched my blog October 2011, when my son was just 2 1/2 months old. For the first year the blog started off very slow as I didn't have much time for it but it was something I wanted to do for a while. I am a true believer that when you want something so bad, you just make time for it. Summer of 2012 things started picking up and I started blogging full time. I attended events and have met some great and inspiring people. But the truth is I couldn't do this without any of you. I appreciate all your comments and sweet words, I could never thank you guys for reading my blog and supporting me. It truly means the world to me! And as part of this thank you, I am giving away this fabulous prize to one (1) lucky Lola Blue winner. I love the holidays and what better time to give than now! 
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Hoy tengo un mensaje muy especial para ustedes . Los últimos meses han sido muy agitados para mí. He sido bendecida con grandes oportunidades y nuevos proyectos. Pero me quedé con poco tiempo para agradecerles oficialmente por estos ultimos 2 años. Así que hoy celebro mi blogiversary con ustedes. Mi blog emepezo en octubre del 2011, cuando mi hijo tenía tan sólo 2 meses y medio de edad . Durante el primer año el blog comenzó muy lento, ya que no tuve mucho tiempo para escribir a diario. Pero esto siempre fue algo que he querido hacer. Cuando uno de verdad quiere algoo hace tiempo para aquello. En el verano del 2012 empecé a bloguear a tiempo completo. Asistí a eventos y he conocido a algunas persona muy lindas e inspiradoras. Pero la verdad es que no podía hacerlo sin ninguno de ustedes. Agradezco todos sus comentarios y palabras tan dulces, su apoyo significa todo para mi! Y como parte de este agradecimiento hoy voy a sortear este fabuloso premio que espero les guste mucho. 
Here is what the prize includes | El regalo incluye: 

1. Lola Blue Cutout Cuff, Crystal Encrusted Snake Ring + Oxblood Chandelier Earrings 

2. Brittany Fuson 2014 Agenda 

3. Urban Decay Lipstick + Lip Liner

4. Hello Kitty iPhone 5 Case

Brittany Fuson has the most chic and fabulous illustrations I have ever seen, I am obsessed! She draws these and has an array of products in her shop. From agendas, to thank you cards to luggage tags. I bought the agenda last year for the first time. And this year I am lucky to partner with Brittany to gift one to one of you! 


All you have to do is follow the simple rules below. The contest begins today and will end on November 26th at midnight. Just in time for the holidays. Good luck and thank YOU! 
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Todo lo que tienes que hacer es seguir las siguientes reglas. El concurso comienza hoy y finalizará el 26 de noviembre a la medianoche. Justo a tiempo para las fiestas navidenas. Buena suerte y mil gracias!
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Monday, November 18, 2013

BABY + TODDLER BASH EVENT


Hi gals! I am really excited to invite you to join me as I showcase my Holiday Collection Jewels at The Hudson County Baby & Toddler Bash this Wednesday, November 20th in Hoboken, NJ. It will be a great networking opportunity for mommy and fashion bloggers like myself. I will be there as a blogger and vendor among other great companies. I am excited for this great and fun event and hope to see you there!

Here is what you can expect from Lola Blue
*FREE entrance for Lola Blue readers (see below for info)
*15% off any purchase 
-*Fabulous giveaway and free gifts to the first 3 purchases! 
*Fun Instagram Contest 
*Exclusive access to brand new pieces! 
The event will be held at the chic and fabulous Boa located at 92 River Street from 6-9pm and I have an exclusive code for free passes! Simply visit THIS link to purchase your ticket, use code LOLABLUE for FREE General Basic Tickets, exclusive to Lola Blue readers. This code is good for the $15 and $25 ticket levels. Here is a little more info on what you can expect!  

VIP Tickets: VIP's will receive early admission at 5pm and be entered to Win a One-on-One Consultation with Melisa Fluhr, co-owner of Project Nursery. VIP's will also have access to the Project Nursery Workshop, Lite Bites, a GIFT BAG of Products, and a Complimentary Photo Session and Printed Photo Keepsake from Photos by Lillie.

BASIC ADMISSION: Basic Admission begins at 6pm and includes access to workshops starting beginning after 6pm, Dessert Station, Spa Relaxation Station, Make Up Touch Ups, Shopping, Giveaways and More...

Complimentary Mocktails & Cash Bar Available. 

Hope to see you there!
 xo,

FALL TRENDS: THE CLASSIC FLANNEL

Happy Monday you guys! It is a brand new week and I am excited for it. I am loving the tartan and plaid trend. Plaids and tartan are classics! And they can be dressed up or down, which I love, versatile pieces keep me on budget! I've had this button down for a while now, I got it at H&M about 3 years. I love to wear blazers instead of coats, I don't like coats very much. So wearing a flannel that is already cozy with this navy blazer was perfect for November. I decided to add my red pumps and nude lips to bring the look together. I feel like all the pieces in this look compliment each other so well. Adding a sparkly necklace gives this style a pop of elegance I love so much.
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Feliz Lunes a todos! Espero que hayan tenido un bonito fin de semana. Me gusta mucho la tendencia de camisas de boton de cuadrados. Pienso que son camisas tan clasicas y todas las hemos tenido en el closet hace anios. Esta camisa la compre en H&M como hace 3 anios y me encanta. Es grueseita y caliente, por lo cual me la puse con tan solo un blazer; perfecto para estos dias bellos de noviembre. Todos las piezas en este atuendo resaltan. Para un toque de elegancia y glamour ponte una cadena como esta. 

Blazer + Shirt/Camisa: H&M | Bag/Cartera: Coach | Sunnies/Gafas: Rayban
Jeans: Zara | Necklace/Collar: Lola Blue | Shoes/Zapatos: Forever 21  



 




 xo,
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

MAMA A LA MODA - UNIVISION FASHION SEGMENT


I usually don't blog on the weekend but I know some of you didn't get to watch my Univision segment on Thursday since it aired only in the NYC, NJ and CT. To say that it was an amazing experience wouldn't be enough. I had been working on this project for a little while now and the day finally came. I must admit I was quite nervous but mostly excited! When I got the opportunity to put this segment together I was given the freedom to talk about whatever I wanted and I chose to do my Mommy Chic styles because I think it is so important to let other moms like me know that we can still the same women we were before baby without letting ourselves go. I was able to pick my models and it was so important to me to show the viewers women of all ages and sizes and not just stick skinny models. So I did what I know best and I brought my family along! I had 2 cousins and 1 aunt, as well as 2 friends model for me. It was so nice to do this with such supportive women. The morning started off pretty early for us and everything went smoothly. All my nerves and anxiety quickly dissolved as soon as the cameras were turned on me. I loved every minute of it and I am so grateful to God I was given the chance to do this. I always say but it is so true without my family's support I would be no where and without you guys this blog wouldn't be where it is today. Little by little, hard work, long nights, stressful days pay off. Thank you so much to those who woke up extra early to watch me and to those who took the time to record the program. Your words of encouragement and love meant the world to me. Here are some pics from that morning. 




When I was told the segment would be 5 minutes I was a little freaked out. I thought to myself "5 minutes is long for TV time" but let me tell you they flew by. The whole cast at Univision was simply amazing. They were so sweet to us, I couldn't thank them enough. They were so welcoming and happy to have us.



Thank you so much to my beautiful ladies. They were so willing to do anything for me and so sweet. And they all did so great. We truly had a blast, this was a day to remember. 

Susan, Rocio and my tia Martha, my family means the world to me. So happy I could bring them along!

I couldn't have done this without the skills of my fabulous makeup artist Stephanie Crespo. She is so talented and I loved how she made me look, it was exactly what I wanted and she always knows how to make me feel stunning. Thank you Steph, you rock! xo



This is my favorite photo, Belge, one of the models took it! 


I hope you guys enjoyed this little recap I have so many photos I am happy you guys were interested in seeing them. This was a VERY long day for me. I woke up at 2:30 am because I couldn't sleep. My alarm had been set for 3:30am but I was so anxious I kept checking the time. Thank you to my wonderful husband for being my rock. You are my all! And thank you to my mom, for being so willing to help me with Ben every time I need her. I could never do this without them. "Good things come to those who work hard".

And lastly here is the video of the segment for those of you who didn't get to see it on Thursday. You can also click HERE to go straight to my YouTube channel and watch it. Enjoy!
xo,
E.