Sunday, November 22, 2015

Latin Grammy's 2015

The Latin Grammy's were last Thursday and the stars were shining in full force- as us Latinos tend to do. ;)
As one reporter said, on the red carpet Latino stars, especially the ladies, tend to dress to show off their bodies over dressing on trend. However, last night, the ladies had a trend of their own: satin in soft metallics.

Below, my best looks of the night.

Best Dressed Male:

Best Dressed Couple:



All images courtesy of Getty Images.

Monday, November 16, 2015

It has been a while, hasn’t it? Well I’m back and with news to share- somewhat. I was browsing through Polyvore (as one does on a Friday evening at the job) and came across the brand Charles and Keith. Now, die hard fashionistas may know about this, but I am and I did not. It’s my first encounter with the brand and I’m impressed. Of course I went straight to the red ‘SALE’ tab but the prices seem reasonable for what is being offered.
 I have a compiled a list of some pretty awesome picks that I may or may not buy. I’m holding out for Cyber Monday. Then I can report back that I have finally popped my Charles and Keith cherry. :) 

I’m all about handbags, shoes and jewelry since I live in t-shirts and jeans. Hey it’s my signature look and I give it edge and life by switching up accessories & footwear.

Can’t ever have enough summer sandals. Like ever.

The strap is lower on the leg and thin so I won’t have to deal with looking stumpy.

All about the crisp white. Plus it’s mini- sold!

They’re not Timbs, they’re blue. They’re mine.

Classic. $40. Enough said.

I don’t think I’ll outgrow my Chelsea boot craze.

The color got me.

Twist on the classic

Different silhouette than what I am used to.

In all 3 colors, yes.

Yes, Another Chelsea boot.

Vibrant & different.

A little satin goes a long way.


Bold- in all the good ways.

Multiway. Yes.

Stay classy.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Brrr Prt. I

Winter is creeping up on us in NY & I need to update my wardrobe for the dropping temps. Anyone who knows me knows my style is either Audrey Hepburn, "IDC/IDGAF" or JLo & Kim K had a love child. This post taps into the latter alter ego. If my budget allows, I'll either purchase a coat with a (faux) fur collar (below I include both faux & real; not everyone shares like preferences) or a (faux) fur stole to drape over coats I already have in my closet.

Nordstrom Faux Fur Stole for $98.00, comes in 3 colors (black, black/blue & burgundy. I'm leaning towards burgundy).

Ingara Faux-Fur Stole $78.00 from Anthropologie

Faux Fur Tonal Stole from Topshop for $52.00

Elizabeth and James (Lamb) Fur-Trim Coat, Pale Grey, $965.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue

OLCAY GULSEN Orora Coat w/ Faux Fur Collar,, $339.00, in black

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Fur Collar Coat, on sale for $112.50 and comes in two fab colors- white & mauve. Only at Kohl's

Stay fancy friends.



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My God

My God is liberal. He understands the world is ever changing, that humans are always evolving.
You don't have to believe in Him-that's not what I'm here for, to try and convince you to believe in what I do. He is there for me. Your God, whatever it, he or she may be, is there for you.
I'm not preaching- I am communicating my thoughts.
I am not saying my way of life and how I see the world is the way you should as well.
I do me, my own thing, on my own terms.
This is my body, my life.
When all is said and done, if and when I go, the rest of the world does not go with me.
Earth keeps orbiting. The sun keeps burning.
Accept that because I already have.
I live in the moment.
"Depression is living in the past. Living in the future is anxiety." -Sarah Silverman, Time Out Magazine
We're all different.
And with that comes our biggest fault: we don't accept our differences, we don't allow the other to flourish in their own way.
You don't have to believe in a higher being or power.
You just have to believe in YOURSELF. Always.

Even if the rest of the world doesn't.

+Time Out New York  #inspiration #quotes #mygod #wisdom #truths #mylife #happiness #peace

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

First Karan, Now Lauren...

Yes. It's true. After 48 years, founder of his eponymous brand, Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO. His successor is Gap Inc. exec, Stephen Larsson.
Here are my greatest Ralph Lauren moments:

1. The Ralph Lauren started his company, 48 years ago, selling ties. He went to the same high school as I did, although back then it was an all boys school (and not the mess it is now). There was a mural of a teddy bear wearing a cozy turtleneck Ralph Lauren sweater & jeans. I used to pass by that everyday after lunch and whenever I was in my extracurricular activities (yearbook, art).

"In the 1957 DeWitt Clinton High School yearbook, Ralph Lauren wrote "millionaire" as one of his life goals... Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion." (Kathleen Elkins, Business Insider, "From Dirt Poor to Billionaire", 2015)
2. The Ralph Lauren mansion (not a home) on Madison Ave, NYC, is worth visiting. It is breathtaking- you almost forget you're in a store, until you see a ivory frozen bodies of mannequins dressed, in RL. Obviously.

3. I will always be surrounded by the Ralph Lauren brand as a handful of my family members wear the brand. But, what will always stick with me is my father's affinity for the Polo Fragrances.

4. Ralph Lauren appearing on the sitcom, "Friends", as Rachel's/Phoebe's presumed hook-up.  

5.  And I cannot neglect to mention the clothing/brand. Exuding Americana spirit, it is versatile: casual & simple yet luxurious, impeccably made.Way back when I first discovered fashion magazines, I'd stare for literally hours at Ralph Lauren ads, the riding boot being my favorite item. I am now lucky enough to have resources to purchase one. And hey, maybe one of these days, that's exactly what I'll do. Which Ralph Lauren boot?

If Lauren, a man from humble beginnings, can become successful, well so can I- and so can you!


#motivation #ralphlauren #nyc #icon #americanicon #polo #blacklabel

Ralph Lauren Mansion Image: NY Times,