Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BEST BIKINIS THIS SUMMER

Spring is mad at us East Coasters and I don't know why. We have had some low temps and windy days lately. Today for example I am wishing I was away in a beautiful tropical island basking in the sun rays, with my feet in the crystal clear water with a pina colada on hand. That is translated to we it is ubber crappy outside. Rain all day today. So that inspired me to, well, look up my favorite bikinis from Target and share with you all. I have tons of bikinis, it is like a collection and I don't know why. I just love to get new style every summer. Target has always been my favorite destination for swimsuit shopping. They have great styles and affordable prices. Win-win. I personally love to mismatch my bikinis, so you will barely ever catch  me in a matching style but I have put together this curated board where you can see the sets, if you are one that likes to be matchy matchy. All these swimsuits are available at Target.com from $14.99 per piece to $30-34.99 for the set, ladies. Oh and this is not a paid post haha, I simply just love Target bikinis. I recently purchased the tropical bikini top that you saw on my Instagram... see it here
If you are in the NYC area, stay warm... if not, then enjoy your sunshine ladies because I am jealous! 
 xo,
E.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CHILLY SPRING DAYS

 Happy Tuesday!
It is feeling like spring really don't want to take the trip up here lately. We have had some pretty sunny days but chilly nonetheless. Still high 50s but I guess I can't complain too much. I just got teased with gorgeous 75 degree weather in the past weeks so this definitely feels colder than usual around here. On Sunday, I took my grandma and mom out for a delicious brunch at my favorite cool spot. I love hanging with my main ladies, they always make me feel at ease and happy. I also brought my boy along and we had a super sweet time. I wore this sleeveless floral top that I wore a couple of weeks ago (here) and since it was a bit cold I layered with this old hot pink sweater from F21. I love to mix colors and textures and it totally worked for all day. 
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Feliz martes!
Les cuento que la primavera no termina de llegar. Los dias si han estado super soleados pero igual ventosos cual hace sentir las temperaturas un poco mas fria de lo normal. Ya quiero que llegue el calor rico... pero igual contenta de que aunque sea el invierno ya se fue. El domingo que paso, sali de brunch con mi mami y mi abuelita. Me encanta cuando salimos las tres, me hace muy feliz y las disfruto mucho. Tambien nos acompano Ben, y disfrutamos de un delicioso brunch en uno de mis lugares favoritos. Me puse este atuendo un poco colorido. Esta blusa de flores la usa hace unas semana (aqui) y por el ciento la acentue con este sueter viejito de Forever 21. Me gusta mezclar texturas y colors y estuve super comodo todo el dia. 
 Top/Blusa: c/o Romwe | Sweater, Pants + Bag/ Sueter, Pantalon + Cartera: Forever 21 
Bracelets/Pulseras: Lola Blue | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara | Sunnies/Gafas: Chanel




  
 xo,
E.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

H&M CONSCIOUS COLLECTION

Happy Thursday my lovelies, I took a little breather from posting this week just because I have had a pretty hectic last couple of weeks. But I am back and I am bringing you this casual outfit post featuring one of my favorite pieces from H&M's conscious collection. I paid just $14.95 for this silk cami that I know I will be wearing all summer long. I paired it with white pants and this light cardigan because we have been having a windy spring as of lately. But I will take it! Anything to wear no coat. And I added these vintage style sunnies to compliment the bronze color top. I got them for $2 at Old Navy years ago. Talk about a bargain! 
 Sunnies: Old Navy | Sweater: JCPenney | Top: H&M | Pants: Express | Shoes + Bag: Lulu's

 

 xo,
E.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

URBAN DECAY ELECTRIC PRESSED PIGMENT PALETTE

If you follow pretty much any makeup guru or are into fashion + beauty you have hear about Urban Decay Electric Palette. The buzz is all about it and I hear nothing but amazing things about it. I am loving what my favorite makeup gurus are creating with this colorful summer must-have palette. So I decided to join in the fun by giving it my own fashion/style twist. I created this style board to show you some of my favorite pieces inspired by the super pigmented colors, that are so in for summer. Pastels are all about spring (such a classic) but summer this year will be all about bright and bold colors... think Brasil! Fun, sassy and super sexy. That is exactly what this shadow set reminds me of, Rio de Janeiro. 
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Todas mis blogueras de maquillaje favoritas estan experimentando con lo mas nuevo de Urban Decay, el set de sombras de ojos llamada Urban Decay Electric Palette. Tiene unos pigmentos y colores hermosos, que tienen un toque de Brasil. Asi todos coloridos, super divertidos y gritan DIVERSION! Por eso decidi compartir con ustedes este collage de moda inspirado por la paleta de colores de sombras. Que les parece? Espero poder experimentar con estas sombras y traerles un post de maquillaje con estas sombras.

xo,
E.

Friday, April 18, 2014

FASHION STYLIST | LOLA BLUE, THE CLOSET + PACHI COSMETICS

A couple of weeks ago I styled a photo-shoot for the makeup brand Pachi CosmeticsPachi Cosmetics was founded by Patricia Bescome, a beautiful, sexy and feisty Latina I have the pleasure of knowing. Her makeup line is the first Latina inspired line by a Latina. Which is a huge pleasure and honor for me to work with. Which is why I immediately said YES when they approached me to style the shoot. It was an honor to work with hard working Latinas for such a fun project. I styled all the models in Lola Blue jewels and the outcome was amazing. The photos will be published in Pachi Cosmetics SS'14 catalog and I cannot wait to see the final result. 
All the gorgeous spring colors and stunning jewel tones came to play when deciding on what to put on the models. Patricia also known as Pachi, Estefania and I had a vision and that vision was to do bulky yet elegant jewels for an editorial style catalog. So I paired statement necklace over other statement necklace for a gorgeous glam beach look. I also did a modern bride look where I ended up using one of my necklaces as a headpieces and the model looked stunning. Here are some snapshots of my day. It was certainly a great day filled with amazing energy and feisty Latinas. Thank you so much Estefania and Pachi for letting me be a part of this project. I can't wait to see the final result. Follow Pachi Cosmetics to see their journey to success one beautiful face at a time.






xo,
E.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SPRING TRENDS: FLOWERS + HEAD WRAPS

 We didn't get another dog! This is Lola's cousin Diesel. He is the cutest little bulldog ever. Naughty but cute indeed. And he was the perfect accessory on this gorgeous spring day. I am obsessing over head wraps, they are so retro chic and just scream spring style. I got this one for just under$4 at Forever 21. I paired it with my cute floral top from Romwe and my favorite jeans, my ripped boyfriend jeans that you will be seeing a whole lot of this season. I love the bright and fun colors for spring and summer. 

I am really excited to share that I am working with two great brands on a couple of amazing collaborations, and will be sharing details in the next few weeks. Yesterday I filmed my first video campaign and I couldn't be happier, follow me on Instagram for some sneak-peeks. All this thanks to your support and love, which never goes unnoticed, Lola Blue has grown so much in the past 2 years and I couldn't be happier. So many opportunities coming and I can't wait to share with you. Have a lovely Wednesday dolls!
Headband, Shoes + Jeans: Forever 21 | Top: c/o Romwe | Bag: Coach 



xo,
E.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LITTLE HANDSOME BOY

 I couldn't help but share photos of my handsome boy today. This is a great idea for a cool Easter outfits for boys or like we did, for a wedding. I knew I didn't want him to wear a suit because most children's suits are too big and they don't sell the European fit everywhere or they are too expensive. I found this set of pants and vest at Target, the pants were $12 and the vest was $10. It was the perfect outfit for B, he was comfortable enough to run around and still look sharp and elegant but still look like a kid. I paired this adorable pinstripe look with blue high top Converse sneakers (because I don't like most dress shoes) and added a simple and classic white button down from H&M and matching blue/gray tie. I am loving that Ben now enjoys taking photos, he insists on posing and I couldn't be a prouder mama... This outfit was just $34 without the sneakers. Definitely proves that you don't have to break the bank to dress up, even as a child. 
Shirt: H&M | Vest + Pants: Target | Shoes: Converse | Smile: One of a kind! 

I hope you loved this pint size style post. I hope to bring you more of B and his style in the coming months. 
xo,
E.

Monday, April 14, 2014

SPRING TRENDS: THE MIDI SKIRT

 Happy Monday!
We had an amazing, perfect weekend. And we took our boy to the park for play time and a picnic. I wore this super cute skirt I bought months ago on hm.com, I wore it for our Christmas photos and haven't worn it since, so I figured this was the perfect first warm day to wear it on. I changed my shoes to flats for our picnic and wore this look all day. It was super comfortable and chic. Midi skirts are all the rage right now and I love them. I have my eye on a few more and can't wait to get them. Pair it with a cotton top, tucked in, like I did here or with the super trendy crop top and voila! you are ready to go...chic, girly and simply perfect. 
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Feliz lunes!
Tuvimos un hermoso fin de semana. El primer fin de semana calido y lleno de sol. Y por supuesto que aprovechamos y llevamos a Ben a el parque a jugar y tambien tuvimos un lindo y relajado picnic. Me puse este atuendo comodo y chic. Pero para el picnic y parque me cambie a zapatos planos por supuesto. Esta falda la compre hace meses, incluso me la puse para nuestras fotos familiares de Navidad. Y el sabado fue el dia perfecto para sacarla una vez mas. Las faldas de talla media y abiertas como esta estan super de moda, me encantan con camisetas asi de algodon o con la populares crop top

 Sunnies/Gafas: Cotton On | Top/Camiseta: Zara | Skirt/Falda: H&M | Shoes/Zapatos: Liliana




 
xo,
E.

Friday, April 11, 2014

BEAUTY OF SPRING | LA BELLEZA DE LA PRIMAVERA

 This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own.
Spring is officially here and we have been taking full advantage of the gorgeous East Coast weather. I've said it before and I will say it again, spring is my all-time favorite season. The gorgeous crisp smell of the mornings, the blooming trees and flowers and the amazing fashion trends this spring... are simply too exquisite for words. It's the rebirth of Mother Nature, new seasonal fruits and of course revamping my closet! But my fave thing about spring is being outside with my little one, one of "our" things to do are picnics and eating fruits outside while we play. But when it comes to beauty and fashion this season is all about blush and pastel color clothes and makeup looks. It's all about a fresh face and neutral tones. And today I want to show you guys a super simple daily spring look with Neutrogena. As you guys all know as a mommy on the go I always go for the quick and fab routines... and that doesn't mean I have to sacrifice my style, I'm just efficient with my time. For this look I wore Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup as a base and simply added the amazing Healthy Volume Mascara, because I can't live without mascara! It definitely brightens up my eyes. I then topped it off with MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Sweet Watermelon for my lips. The color of this lippie is spring perfection. I love this look because it's young, fresh and you can achieve it in just 5 minutes... a mommy's dream!
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Como ya lo saben, si es que han leido mis posts antes... la primavera es mi temporada favorita. El rico y fresco viento de primavera es como ninguno... la arboles florecen, las frutas se ponen riquisimas y lo mas ,lindo para mi, la primavera significa muchos dias afuera divirtiendome con mi hijo bello. Una de nuestras acitividades preferidas en esta temporada es hacer picnics y comer frutas en un lindo atardecer. Y hoy les traigo un look de primavera facil y eficiente para las mamis como yo. Desde el maquillaje hasta los atuendos son mas lindos esta temporada... los colores pasteles, neutrales y looks frescos y claros son mis favoritos. Para este look de dia a dia use productos de una de mis carcas de maquillaje favoritas Neutrogena. Empeza con la base Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup, acentue mis ojos con la mascara  Healthy Volume Mascara simplemente porque no se vivir sin mascara o rimel como le decimos en Ecuador. Y por ultimo complete mi look con este lapiz labial llamado MoistureSmooth Color Stick en el color Sweet Watermelon. Lo mas chevere es que este look es posible en 5 minutos! Espero les guste


 

xo,
E.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WEDDING GUEST DRESS

 
 Last Sunday I attended my cousin's wedding. It was a lovely affair on the perfect spring Sunday. I've had this dress in my closet for the longest time, waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it to. When the popular dress boutique Faviana sent me the dress it was too big and I had been debating on selling it. After posting it on my IG and seeing how much my readers loved it on me I decided to take their advice and got it altered. I was very happy I did. It is such a stunning dress for any elegant affair. The detail on the dress are exquisite. It is completely sequined and has a great cut. I love a one shoulder dress and this fit me like a glove after the alterations. It was classy and a little sexy. I decided to do a red lip for a little but of sass. And of course added tons of bracelets for a fun and sparkly look. Wearing my crystal tear drop earrings always makes me feel like a million bucks. Thank you guys for encouraging me to keep this gorgeous dress. 
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Este domingo pasado fue la boda de mi primo. Fue un bello domingo de primavera y la boda estuvo muy bonita. Este vestido me lo enviaron de la tienda de vestidos de gala llamada Faviana. Pero cuando me llego me quedo demasiado grande... pense en venderlo pero despues de leer sus opiniones en Instagram decidi quedarme con el y como me dijeron hacerlo cojer con un sastre. Y gracias a Dios las escuche, despues de los arregos me quedo muy bien. El vestido es un sueno. Es puras lentejuelas color plata, con detalles preciosos, es un vestido perfecto para cualquier tipo de gala. Es elegante y un poco sexy a la ves. Como siempre me puse muchas pulseras para que resaltaran con las lentejuelas y acentue mi look con labios rojos. 
Jewelry/Joyeria: Lola Blue, the closet | Dress/Vestido: c/o  Faviana | Shoes/Zapatos: Zara





xo,
E.