The boyfriend jeans and more recent finds

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Ever since the boyfriend jeans became thing I've tried to buy myself a pair, but my petite and (kind of) curvy figure made things extra difficult for me. They were either too long, too tight or too baggy. After 2 - or maybe 3- years of constant searching I finally gave up on the idea, until last week when I was "window shopping" online and I found these jeans.  I've never shopped from that brand before so after reading a lot of reviews I finally decided to ordered them a size bigger ... best desicion ever! They have the perfect fit on my legs, but as usual they are big on the waist. Nothing than a belt can't fix. For a reference I'm usually a size 6 or 27 in jeans, so I got these in 28, if you don't have thick legs like me you can get them on your regular size.
Desde que los pantalones estilo "boyfriend" se pusieron de moda yo habia intentado comprarme unos, pero al ser chaparrita,con curvas y sobre todo por tener las piernas gruesas, algo tan sencillo como ir de compras se volvio el reto mas dificil del momento. Si los encontraba obviamente, pero o eran muy largos, muy holgados o me quedaban super ajustados. Despues de 2 (o tal vez 3) aƱos de busqueda me di por vencida y me olvide de la idea de tener mis tan deseados pantalones. Eso cambio la semana pasada cuando me encontre ESTOS jeans en el sitio web y me decidi a darles una segunda oportunidad. Yo nunca habia comprado en esa tienda asi que me puse a leer un monton de "reviews" y finalmente los ordene una talla mas grande, por recomendacion de otras compradoras. Dos dias despues mis jeans nuevos llegaron y me quedaron mejor de lo que esperaba, como siempre estan algo grandes de la cintura pero nada que un cinturon no pueda arreglar. Como referencia, yo generalmente soy talla 6 o 27 , asi que estos los pedi en 28, si tu no tienes las piernas gruesas como yo, no necesitas subir de talla.

Shoes/zapatos: ModCloth (c/o) | Jeans - Lucky Brand High Rise Tomboy Storyteller (c/o) | Bodysuit : Forever21 - similar - similar | Bag/bolsa (old) - similar - similar | Sunglasses/lentes : Foster Grant (c/o) - similar | Bracelet/pulsera: ZAFUL (c/o) 

Another recent added to my wardrobe were these Vegan Leather sandals from ModCloth.  I think they probably are one of the most comfy heels I own. Besides that, they also are a great transition to fall piece. They will look great paired with chunky sweaters and cardigans.  Before last week I didn't know ModCloth had shoes, I only knew them for their plaid scarfs and vintage looking dresses. Turns out they have all kinds of clothing in a wide varierty of sizes. I actually got this top (now on sale for $24!!) and they have it from size XXS to 4X.
Otra reciente compra fueron estas sandalias de Cuero Vegan que ordene en ModCloth. Estoy encantada con ellas porque son comodisimas, ademas que son perfectas tanto como para verano y otono, ya las quiero combinar con sueteres gruesos! Tengo que admitir que antes de la semana pasada yo solo conocia a ModCloth por las tan famosas bufandas de cuadros y los vestidos tipo "vintage", no tenia idea de que tuvieran zapatos y mucho menos ropa en tantas tallas . Tambien me compre esta blusa (que por ciero esta en oferta por $24) y me di cuenta que la tienen desde XXS hasta 4X.

Finally, I decided to step out of my confort zone and I got this plunged bodysuit.  I've always think this type of necklines are too much, but I guess once in a while is not that bad don't you think?.
Finalmente, tambien compre este bodysuit super escotado, aunque siempre he pensado que este tipo de escotes pueden llegar a ser demasiado, creo que de vez en cuando no estan tan mal siempre que se combinen con otras prendas no tan reveladoras. Tu que opinas?

photography: Eric Alanis

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Wedding series: Preparing my skin for the big day

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Like some of you may already know, after almost 3 years of being engaged we finally set a date. So you know what that means right? It's time to start planning and getting ready for the big day. Like every other bride-to-be out there I want to make sure I'm going to look and feel my best on my wedding day so one of the things I wanted to start working on right away was on my skin. 

Ever since I was a pre-teen I struggled with acne and that is something I keep dealing with till this day. Luckily I rarely have breakouts on my face anymore. However my arms, back and chest are a whole different story. That is my main concern right now because I have my eyes set on a beautiful sleveless-open back wedding dress, and the last thing I want is having blemishes all over my body.

I get a lot of breakouts on my body specially during the summer when I'm the most exposed to the high heat and sweat, reason why this summer I started using some AcneFree products on my everyday routine to help me clear up my skin and prevent me from having any new breakouts.

AcneFree is an affordable line designed to help care for acne-prone skin . These are the products I've been using. You can get them all from Walgreens, or simply click on the image to shop my favorites!

I use the AcneFree 24 Hour Acne Cleansing System mornings and nights. This 3 step systems consists of a Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser, Renewing Toner, and Repair Lotion. Both the Cleanser and Lotion have  Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% the main ingredient to fight acne.

The first step is the Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser – This contains microbeads to remove pore-clogging,excess oil and eliminate acne bacteria.
After rinsing the Cleanser,  it's time to apply the Renewing toner with a cotton swap. This toner has chamomile and aloe that helps control oil and balance uneven tone.
The last step is the Repair Lotion which helps to stop new breakouts before they start.

On those rare ocassions when I get a pimple on my face I use the AcneFree Maximum Strength Terminator 10%.  To apply it I simply add a little bit on the  problem area twice a day. It not only makes any breakout go away faster, it also helps to reduce redness.

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Cold shoulders all summer long

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 This top is one of the newest additions to my closet and you can find it HERE for less than $20 , such a steal! As for the shorts, they were denim jeans I found in a thrift store for less than $2 and I cut them one day when I was in need of a new pair of shorts. Cold shoulder tops and shorts have been my summer uniform these past weeks,  I'm trying to wear them as much as I can before the summer ends. I'm definitely not ready for fall yet. Are you?
Los shorts de mezclilla y tops sin hombros han sido practicamente mi unifore de las ultimas semanas. Estoy intentandolos usar tanto como pueda antes de que se acabe el verano! Incluso he anadido unas cuantas prendas nuevas a mi closet como este top, que justo ahora esta en oferta en menos de $18!! Los shorts ya los habian visto aqui cuando eran pantalones, hace poco los transforme con ayuda de unas tijeras, se han convertido en mis preferidos!

top: Rosegal (c/o) | shorts : similar - similar | bag/bolsa : Rebecca minkoff (via shopbop) - similar | watch/ reloj : similar - similar | Sunnies/lentes : Foster Grant (c/o) - similar  | Shoes/zapatos : similar - similar

photography: Eric Alanis

Lollapalooza Style

This post is sponsored by Bed Head by TIGI and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Color Palette possible!


Lollapalooza is not only a huge music festival in Chicago , it is also a 3 day fashion show that takes over Grant Park. This is the perfect event to have fun  with your outfit choices , but you also have to remember that a LONG weekend of music,dancing and hot weather can be pretty exhausting. Since Lollapalooza is right aroud the corner I put an outfit together to give you some inspiration for the right outfit that keeps you looking festival chic and comfy at the same time.



 Shoes/zapatos: Birkenstock | Shorts: Windsor - similar  | Crop top : Windsor - similar - similar  | Vest/Chaleco: Windsor - similar  | sunglasses / lentes : HM - similar 



You can never go wrong with high waisted jeans and a crop top. Then just add third layer and your favorite dancing comfy shoes. For this outfit I chose a lace duster vest, but you can wear an oversized jacket or a flannel shirt instead (Check this outfit out!) , specially if you plan to stay till late. Remember, Chicago can get pretty chilly at night!



To finish my festival look I went for a natural makeup look, heavy on highlighter (I wish you can see the glow in this pictures!) . Then I just styled my hair with my Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach salt infused texture Spray to get my carefree beach waves that I love so much.


Most of the time I only use one or two products (AT MOST) to style my hair, but those days when I know that I'm going to be dancing (and probably sweating a lot) I like to add a couple more steps on the routine. To prevent my hair to get oily and help it to keep its volume  I use Bed Head by TIGI Oh bee hive dry shampoo.  If I want to add some extra shine I spray a light layer of Bead Head TIGI Head Rush.

Seriously, these last two are a must have. Best part is that you can find them at ULTA!

If you want to step up your hair and makeup game for Lolla, you can stop by  The Bed Head Hotel this August 4th + 5th from 12 PM until 6 PM. There will be a Bed Head Style Bar, makeup & mani touch-ups to get you festival ready!

You'll find me at the Bed Head Hotel this next Saturday . See you there?

My secret to make my morning routine easier

Thank you Dove for sponsoring this post. Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on invisible, leaving no white marks on 100 colors of clothing.

What is your favorite step in your morning routine? Maybe it's having a cup of coffee, doing your makeup or simply washing your face? For me it's diving into my closet and chosing my outfit of the day. I'm a big believer that a nice outfit is all you need to boost your confidence and get you through the day with a good attitude. Needless to say one of my least favorite things is having to change outfits just because I ended up with a big white deodorant mark! That's definitely a mood killer and the main reason why having a good deodorant as a part of my morning beauty routine is so important for me.
Cual es tu parte favorita en tu rutina de las mananas? Para mi es meterme a mi closet y escoger lo que me voy a poner, porque creo que Llevar un outfit bonito siempre te mejora el animo y te hace sentir con mas confianza. Creo que esta demas decir que tambien una de mis cosas menos favoritas es tener que cambiarme de ropa, porque al irme vistiendo termine con una mancha gigante blanca de desodorante, ugh!!! Por eso para mi es super importante utilizar un buen antitraspirante como parte de mi rutina de la manana. 



My go-to is  Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant because it goes on invisible on 100 colors of clothing, dries super fast, and protects you for 48 hrs. It's not that I wear colors all the time, but white marks on dark clothes are by far the worst!
Mi favorito es sin dudarlo Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant, porque seca super rapido, protege por 48 horas y lo mas improtante, no deja esas horribles manchas blancas en la ropa que tanto nos molestan.

Before discovering  Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant, I would do anything to prevent those annoying white marks. From walking around the house with my arms up until my deodorant dried, and contorting my body while getting dressed to preventing my armpits to touch the fabric, just to mention some. Let's face it, no one has time for that in the mornings. According to the Dove survey, 65 percent of women wish they had more time in the morning and most say their routine can be a race to get out the door. Can you relate to that? If so, maybe it's time to switch your deodorant and start saving some time and energy.
Antes de utilizar Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant yo hacia de todo para evitar las tan molestas manchas blancas, desde andar con los brazos alzados esperando a que se me secara el desodorante, hasta contorsionarme mientras me pongo la ropa para evitar que mis axilas llegaran a rozar la tela ... la verdad nadie tiene tiempo para eso en las mananas. De acuerdo con una encuesta que Dove llevo a cabo 65% de las mujeres desearian tener mas tiempo en las mananas, y muchas de ellas afirman que su rutina es casi una carrera por salir por la puerta lo mas rapido posible. Te suena familiar algo de lo acabo de decir? Si es asi a lo mejor ya es tiempo de que tu tambien cambies de desodorante!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



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