Monday, March 30, 2015

White Trench

Happy Monday!  I had the most amazing weekend celebrating my friend's wedding and being a bridesmaid!  But boy, am I hurting today.  I am definitely not a spring chicken anymore. [lol] I think today will be a "3 cups of coffee" kind of Monday. 

Outfit Details 

Coat: Style Era / Shirt: Melao (similar style) / Jeans: Dynamite (similar style)
Shoes: Nine West (platform style) / Clutch: Ecco / Necklace: Prima Donna 

As you can see, I have still not learned my lesson with wearing the color white.  Oh well.  I could not resist this coat.  I believe it's considered a duster coat, but I always call them trench coats.  It reminded me a little bit of my mustard one, but this one is much longer.  I am only 4'11 though, so if you are taller it will definitely be shorter on you.  Regardless of my height and the coat's length, I still love it!  I actually prefer longer length coats on me, as long as they don't reach the ground.  I have definitely been in a denim phase lately, so I decided to pair this with my high waist skinny jeans and a white blouse tucked in.  I was a bit torn on which shoes I wanted to wear, but ended up doing my favorite snakeskin pumps.  I've seriously worn these so many times!  The statement necklace was added to pop out the look and I decided on this clutch to incorporate a different color in the mix.  It's a dark shade of green, but I see it as a neutral and thought it complimented the shoes very well.  

No sunglasses today!  I know I wear them all the time and there are a couple of different reasons why.  For one, I just feel like they make every outfit better.  It's just a personal preference.  Another reason is because half the time, it looks like I am squinting when I don't have them on.  It's obviously much easier for me to shoot indoors with no sunglasses since there is no sunlight then to do that outside.  My eyes tend to look very small.  And to be completely honest, sometimes I just don't feel like doing a full face of makeup and sunglasses are a great way to cover up those tired eyes. [insert the Kanye shrug emoji, which is that creepy looking girl with big eyes and stiff shoulders lol] Anyway, I am planning for more beauty posts soon, which means that I have been playing around more with my makeup.  Yay!  So I decided no shades with this look. :) 

Have a great day!  March is almost over.  Eek! <3

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Friday, March 27, 2015

I Don't Do Mornings

This was my, "I did not want to get dressed today," outfit.  Sometimes I really just want to throw on the most comfortable pieces and call it a day! 


Outfit Details 

Denim Jacket: Lovers & Friends / Sweatshirt: Charlotte Russe (old)
Leggings: HUE / Sneakers: Target / Backpack: BooHoo (love this one)

I think I recently mentioned that I am having a moment with sneakers.  Actually, I am having a moment with flats in general.  I still love my heels, of course, and will always wear them, but I am trying to incorporate more flats into my wardrobe.  I found these little white canvas kicks at Target and even though they will get dirty quick, I just couldn't resist!  They are super easy to throw on with any casual outfit. 

This sweatshirt is perfect for me because it says, "I don't do mornings."  I am so not a morning person so this matched my mood perfectly the day I wore this.  I love that it's a bit long and oversized making it extra comfy.  I threw on this oversized denim jacket as well to complete the look.  It's different from all my other denim jackets and the rips & tears give it a nice casual edge.  The last thing I added was my little backpack and decided to one strap it this time.  :) 

I am in my first wedding tomorrow!! Eek! Hope you all have a great weekend. 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Day In The City With HUE & Jacqui

Last year, I worked on a fun campaign with HUE.  I announced a big contest that they were doing where the winner would be flown to NYC for two nights and win a $1,000 shopping spree.  The best part about this for me was that I would get to take the winner shopping and spend a fun filled day in New York with them!  The winner, Jacqui, was announced a few months back and HUE flew her into NYC last weekend.  It was seriously such an amazing day and I wanted to share a little bit about it on the blog today. :) 

I knew who Jacqui was because we had exchanged several emails over the last year or two and interacted on both social media and my blog.  Although I had never met her previously, I could tell that she was such a sweet and genuine person.  When I found out that she won the contest, I was so excited to finally meet her.  Jacqui lives in Illinois and had never been to New York before, so I am so happy that she was able to have this experience.  I created a fun itinerary with HUE to help make her NYC trip a special one.  We started out with brunch at Jack's Wife Freda.  I had always heard amazing things about this place and the food was so good.  It's a small spot, but definitely worth going to.  Jacqui surprised me with a special gift and it seriously touched me.  It's one of the sweetest things that anyone has done for me.  She wrote me a heartfelt card, got me an inspirational message block and the movie Anchorman 2 because she knows how obsessed I am with Ron Burgundy.  We really got to open up and talk more about our lives and our personal stories and I can honestly say that I gained a new friend in her.  

After brunch, we went to DreamDry to get our hair done.  She had never curled her hair before, so I was excited for her to do something different.  It came out so good!  This was also my first time at DreamDry.  I am all for a place who does your hair and gives you champagne. We snapped some pics outside too and I even played photographer for her. :) I showed her the infamous blogger walk pose. lol  After we did our hair, it  was time to shop in SoHo!  We introduced her to so many new stores that she had never gone to before like TopShop, Mango, and Zara to name a few.  Shopping was so much fun and she found so many great things.  Before my blog, I used to do style consultations and personal shopping so this brought back a lot of fun memories for me. 


After a couple of hours of shopping, we were hoping to go to the Top Of The Rock to show her an incredible view of the city.  Unfortunately, time was not on our side that day so we ended up heading to dinner instead.  We went to Pagani, a restaurant downtown.  So good!  Now here's a funny story.  I am very animated when I talk.  I guess it's a Latina thing.  When I tell a story, it's like I am literally acting it out.  I throw my hands around and everything.  I was telling them a story and knocked over my entire glass of red wine all over me.  To make matters worse I was wearing a white shirt. hahaha I am the biggest klutz in life!  I honestly just laughed at myself and even posted in on instagram because these are the types of things that happen to me all the time.  You can't take yourself too seriously.  ;) Basically, it was a hysterical way to end the day. 

Thanks so much to HUE for a fun filled day!  I hope you had an amazing time Jacqui and a great first trip to NYC. <3