Monday, November 3, 2014


Being a fashion school grad, I know a thing or two about what's worth splurging on and what's not- trendy pieces fall into the "not" category. One day they're in, the next they'll be out and you'll be stuck with an expensive article of clothing you'll probably never wear again. That's why I love finding fashion at a bargain, especially on trend pieces.

Here are a couple of dupes for the on-a-budget-fashionista.

Turtleneck sweater by Tory Burch. Rianna Tunic, $695.00
Similar one brought to you by H&M Jacquard-Knit Turtleneck, $49.95

Statement Necklace Rhinestone Statement Necklace, $19.90 Forever21

 Multi-Stone Floral Necklace, $69.00
Shop on ladies.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Don’t anyone freak out but, I don’t really like Halloween. I’m a wuss when it comes to spooky/scary things and the entire holiday gives me the heebeegeebees (spelling?) fact being is as Lorde puts it I live “in a torn-up town, no postcode envy.” Translation- Halloweens in New York City aren't exactly the safest.
BUT if I could be anyone for Halloween this year, I'd be Selena. No, not Gomez- Selena Quintanilla.
She was my very first celebrity idol. At age 4, I was too young to comprehend why she was murdered. By age 6, I understood the concept of death and I remember watching the Selena movie (you know, with J-Lo) bawling, asking my parents "WHYYYYY?!" and hating the murderer with every fiber of my chunky 6 year old being (I'm slightly over it now).

Like the picture below shows, Selena was more than a wonderful singer (I still get choked up when belting out "Dreaming of You"). She was, and still is, a fashion icon (I wore my hair like her, still do at times)- even though she doesn't get the credit she deserves.

 As for a costume, I'd go with her signature red lips defined brows, flowing hair & either an all black outfit or white and black number that accentuate my curves. OR a white fitted top, jeans and booties number with a leather jacket thrown over the ensemble.

Rest in peace beauty queen.



#selena #halloween #quintanilla #honor #latina #bella +LATINAS THINK BIG™  +Latina Magazine

Monday, October 27, 2014


"I am full of sparkle & compassion. I genuinely want to make the world, not [just my 'world'], a better place. I love hard. I [try as best as I can to] practice kindness. I make mistakes. Sometimes I make a lot of mistakes but I own them and learn from them. I'm not afraid of the truth, [harsh as it may be]. I am loyal, adventurous, supportive and surprising. I AM WOMAN. I AM ENOUGH."




#happymonday #life #happiness #peace #iamwoman #iamenough #flawsandall

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

I was but browsing through a website when I came across the heart wrenching headline- "Oscar de la Renta dead at 82." I immediately felt a pang in my heart. Besides Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta has always been one of my most favored designers. He was, as we say, "un orgullo Dominicano"- a man that gave Dominicans pride. His designs, his aesthetics, the gentleman that he was will forever be in engraved in my heart and in my mind. I will forever more cherish the days I walked through the halls of ODLR offices in NYC as an intern, seeing his designs go from rolls of beautiful fabric to exquisite gowns. Also the night my sister and I sat at the 92Y just a mere 3 feet away from him and Fern Mallis. I mean, it was amazing.  

No further words can express what I feel at this devastating loss.

"I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes."
-Oscar de la Renta

Rest in peace, legend.




Saturday is my munchkin's birthday and to celebrate, she'll be hosting a bonfire. So excited! Last bonfire a few marshmallows were burnt and drizzle but it was a lot of fun. I'm sure this year will be delightful!

As far as an outfit, I've created a lookbook on my Keaton Row account of what I am considering on wearing. A sweater dress with knee high boots, floppy hat and simple accessories. Check out the look here: Keaton Row.

As far as a pop up of color goes, I'll be doing a bold lip and possibly bold nails (I'm more of a subtle nail color kind of girl).




#keatonrow #styling #stylist #fashion #fauxfur +Keaton Row

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fabletics & Boobies

I've been walking/volunteering for several organizations under the finding a cure for cancer umbrella. I've seen people struggle with living with cancer, the toll it takes on them and those around them. I know people currently in remission and I know those who have lost the battle to it (members of my family included). And now that many of the women in my life are (I'm sorry!) of a certain age, they along with many other women, need to realize the importance of getting checked. Touch your boobies women! Make an appointment and get a mammogram! It's never too early.

To support the cause, I'm signing up for a local awareness walk, courtesy of a little sunshine's school.
If you live in the New York/Yonkers are and are interested in walking with us, sign up here: Lancers Stride with Pride..

For the walk I took advantage of the Fabletics Boutique VIP deals & bought this fabulous outfit:
Check out their full collection here: Fabletics
Get your touch of pink. Touch your boobs (mammography). Look fab & walk for a cure!



#mammography #cure #pink #breastcancerawareness +American Cancer Society 
#positive +Fabletics +Fabletics UK +Fabletics ES

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Month of October

Oct. is of month honoring and celebrating. Every year, many celebrate Halloween, every year we honor Breast Cancer Survivors and Hispanic Heritage Month (which trickles in from September).

Back story of Halloween courtesy of Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. Over the millennia the holiday transitioned from a somber pagan ritual to a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children and adults.

Do I celebrate Halloween? Not since my Naughty school girl costume back in high school! I do love getting adorable pictures from of my baby cousins all ready to go Trick-or-Treating! Can’t wait for this year’s batch of pics! And if there’s a Halloween party, I’d definitely go. But be warned: I’d probably be the one dressed in all black with a shirt that reads “Costume.” *Hehe*

September 15th to October 15th is the time of paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our (USA) nation and society.

October isn’t just about black, blood red and orange. In honor of creating awareness for Breast Cancer, many transform their world (or themselves) into a pink paradise. In the words of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!”

So please, do what you can to help with this amazing cause. Together, we will find a cure!

Here are a few outfits honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

 Be safe. Have fun. Walk for a cure.



#breastcancer #gopink #pink #awareness #keatonrow #stylist #fashion #rosado #findingacure #hispanic #heritage #latino #american #makingadifference #october #halloween #boo #fun #trickortreat