Nothing but basics

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Trends come and go, but basic pieces like a white t-shirt or our beloved jeans are here to stay. Basics are not only extremelly  versatile, in most cases they are affordable as well, making them a great choice for those who like to dress on a budget.  The perfect example of this is my outfit which is a combo of basic pieces, and the total prize for everything (besides the bag) was less than $30. My white t-shirt is from h&m and I usually get them in bulk when they have their 2x$10 promo. My jeans were thrifted and probably no more than $2, the bandana was only $1 and last but not least my mules were less than $15 from AMIclubwear. Find HERE my complete list of places where you can shop in a budget.
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Las modas vienen y van pero las prendas basicas como una playera blanca o nuestros pantalones de mezcilla favoritos estan aqui para quedarse. Los basicos no solo son super versatiles, en muchas ocasiones son tambien bastante economicos. Un ejemplo perfecto de esto es mi outfit d hoy, que es una combinacion de prendas basicas y el costo total por todo (menos la bolsa) es menos de $30. Mi playera blanca es de H&M y por lo regular las compro en 2x&10, los jeans son de una tienda de segunda y los compre por menos de $2, la bandana costo $1 en una ferreteria, y por ultimo los zapatos son de AMIClubwear y estan en menos de $15. Si quieren saber cuales son mis tiendas favoritas les recomiendo que lean este post.

mom-jeans-outfit

shirt/playera: HM | Bandana: similar - similar | jeans (thrifted) : similar - similar | shoes/zapatos (gifted) : AMIclubwear - similar - similar | bracelet/pulsera: Park Lane jewelry - similar | Bag/bolsa: Rebecca Minkoff micro avery tote via Shopbop - similar


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mom-jeans-outfit


mom-jeans-outfit

mom-jeans-outfit





Comfy as Stylish: The Gaucho Pants

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Sometimes it feels like 24 hr in a day are not enough to do everything you would like. I don't know about you , but I spend most of the day runing from one place to another trying to get done as many things as I can. Reason why for me it's super important (and I've said this a million times) to have versatile pieces that can take you from the office to a get together with friends without stepping into your house to change, because most of the time happy hours end at 6 and there is no time to lose!
A good pair of gaucho pants are my favorite "transition" piece, you can pair them with your favorite basics and some heels for a dressy look, and them simply switch into sneakers and maybe finish the look with a jacket to completely change the vibe of the outfit and be ready for anything the night has ahead.
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En estos tiempos "modernos" donde las horas del dia no son suficientes para hacer todo lo que tenemos planeado , y vamos corriendo de un lado a otro, es necesario tener en nuestro closet prendas versatiles como los pantalones gaucho que pueden llevarse de la oficina, a la reunion con los amigos despues del trabajo. Porque en los dias que el "happy hour" termina a las 6,no hay tiempo para parar en casa.
 Esta vez combine mis pantalones gaucho de cintura alta con una blusa blanca basica y zapatos de tacon para ir por la manana a trabajar, mas tarde cambie los zapatos por mis adidas y una chaqueta de cuero paradar un paseo por el Navy Pier. A esto es lo que le llamo versatilidad!


Pants/pantalones: Rosegal (gifted) | Shoes/zapatos: AMIclubwear (gifted) - similar - similar | Bag/Bolsa: H&M - similar - similar | top/blusa: Dresslink - similar | Bracelet/pulsera: Tosave (gifted) - similar | Ring/anillo : forever 21






Photography: Eric Alanis


Blush pink everything

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 Fashion blogger rule #261: "If you find a wall with same colors as the outfit you're wearing, you MUST stop to take pictures there ... not really, but I spoted this abandoned Bodyshop? on my way to the furniture store and I had to convince Eric to double back to shoot this outfit, because finding a wall in Chicago that matches your clothes doesn't happen every day, and what are the odds to find it in the exact same shade of blush pink that the romper you're wearing? Anyway, even since THIS POST and all your positive feed back I've been trying to wear this color more often. It is one of the few colors I feel confortable wearing, and it's an added bonus the fact that is on trend this season. This lace romperthe slip dress from my previous post are some of the latest additions to my closet. Eric also got me another dress and a lace duster (that you'll see soon) in the same shade for my birthday. I guess he likes it too!
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Regla #261; "Si encuentras una pared que combine con tu outfit, debes parar a tomar fotos" ... o no. Econtre este lugar en camino a la tienda de muebles, y tuve que convencer a eric a regresarse a tomar unas fotos ahi, porque encontrar un lugar en Chicago que combine con tu ropa no sucede tan seguido, aun menos probable es que las paredes sean exactamente del mismo color rosa que tu vestido. Por cierto que  he estado usando  este color bastante desde que publique este post,ademas de que esta en tendencia esta temporada, a mi me encanta y es de los pocos colores con los que me siento comoda. Aparte de este romper y el vestido de mi post pasado, ya tengo otras cosas que pronto les ensenare..


Romper: Tobi (gifted) | Shoes/zapatos: similar - similar | Jacket/Chamarra (thrifted) : Similar - similar | Sunglasses/lentes: similar - similar | Bag/bolsa: Similar - similar






 




This place is right at a very busy main street and next to another bodyshop and a parking lot. We usually get really nervous when taking pictures around people that stare at us as if we are major weirdos, but we managed to get through that and get this done pretty quick. Have you been in a situation like that before? If you have any tips to shoot in crowded places, I would like to get some advice!

Summer must have: The slip dress

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After months and months cold weather, I'm over cozy clothes and layers. Lately I'm all about light fabric-one-piece outfits.  I already raved about rompers on a lot of my previous posts, but today I want to talk you about another favorite of mine: The slip dress! These type of dresses are not only feminine, they are also very versatile. They can easily be styled up with some heels, and statement necklace and a clutch, like I did; but, you can also add a jacket on top, or layer them over a tee, and pair them with sneakers or boots for a casual look.
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Despues de tantos meses de frio, ya estoy mas que cansada de cualquier cosa que se le parezca a la lana. Ahora trato de usar telas mas ligeras y la menor cantidad de ropa posible, razon por la cual lo rompers han sido mi eleccion numero uno en los ultimos dias (pero de eso ya les he hablado bastante). Hoy les quiero hablar de otra de mis prendas favoritas: El vestido "camison" , esta prenda no solo es muy femenina, tambien es bastante versatil. Se puede combinar con un collar llamativo y tacones para un look mas elegante, o usarlo con una playera debajo y tenis o botines para un estilo casual. 


Dress/Vestido : Tobi (gifted) | Necklace/ collar: similar - similar | shoes/zapatos : similar - similar | Bag/bolsa: H&M - similar







photography: Eric Alanis


What is your favorite way to wear a slip dress?
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Cual es tu manera favorita de usar un vestido camison?

The Beehive

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One of my favorite things about Chicago is that there are a lots of cool murals, quiet gardens in the middle of the city, and hidden locations where you get the best views of the skylight. On of those hidden gems is this Giant "Beehive", part of the nature boardwalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Since I discovered this spot (thanks to Desiree of FashionLingual) I've always wanted to take some pictures and after patiently awaiting until everyone left the pavillion I finaly did! Don't you think this view is amazing?
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Una de las cosas que mas me gusta de Chicago es que hay muchos murales, parques donde puedes sacar fotos bonitas, y lugares "secretos" de donde puedes tener las mejores vistas de la ciudad. Uno de esos lugares, que (a mi parecer) tiene una de las vistas mas lindas es este "panal de abeja" gigante que se encuentra en El Zoologico de Lincoln park. Yo descubri este lugar gracias a Desi de FashionLingual y desde entonces habia querido tomarme unas fotos ahi, pero es que es extremadamente dificil, siempre esta lleno de gente !! Finalmente me decidi a ir el otro dia y despues de esperar pacientemente por lo que me parecieron horas, al fin lo logre! No les parece que el paisaje es espectacular?


Shoes/zapatos: Adidas superstar  | Bag/bolsa: silence + noise  - similar - similar | Shorts: Windsor - similar  | Crop top : Windsor - similar - similar  | Shirt/camisa: Forever21 - similar  | sunglasses : lentes : HM - similar  | choker: forever 21









Location : Nature Boardwalk, Lincoln park zoo , 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
photography: Eric Alanis






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