Spring, I'm waiting for you

Not so long ago I was bragging about how nice the weather was in Chicago, and I even got a bike (that I plan to ride to work), when BAM! temperatures drop again. Then it starts raining for three days in a row, just my luck! I guess is not time to store away the coats yet... So here is another beanie + coat combo kind of outfit, while we wait for better days.
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No tiene mucho que estaba hablando de lo bonito que estaba el tiempo en Chicago, y hasta me compre una bicicleta (que planeo usar para ir a trabajar), y de repente las temperaturas bajaron de nuevo y luego comenzo a llover por tres dias segidos. Que suerte la mia!!! Asi que como no es tiempo de guardar los abrigos todavia, pues hoy toca otro outfit de invierno en plena primavera.


 Jeans: similar - similar | turtleneck top / blusa : UNIQLO - similar | coat/abrigo: similar - similar | shoes/zapatos: adidas superstars  | bag/bolsa: anne klein - similar | belt/cinturon: H&M - similar









photography: Eric Alanis

Grey scale

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Ever since I wore this outfit, I've been obsessed with the monochromatic look. It has been my-go to look on those days when I'm getting ready in a rush. . Wearing a single shade is a really easy way to put an outfit together that is both stylish and bold. Not only that, dressing in all the same color makes the illusion of a longer figure, always a plus when you're petite.  I already wrote a post with some tips on how to wear the monochromatic style,  you may want to check it out!
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Desde que me puse este conjunto, he estado un poquito obsesionada con la tendencia monocromatica, y es mi opcion numero uno cuando me tengo que arreglar con prisa o no se que ponerme (claro ejemplo aqui). Usar el mismo color de pies a cabeza no solo es una manera super rapida y facil de armar outfit, tambien da la ilusion de tener la figura mas alargada, que nunca viene de mas cuando eres chiquitita (como yo!). Cuando comence mi blog, escribi un post con algunos tips sobre como usar la tendencia monocromatica, si quieren saber un poquito mas, se los recomiendo mucho!

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Skirt/falda: forever XXI (ONLY $7) | sweater (thrifted):  similar- similar | Sunglasses/lentes : H&M - similar| belt/cinturon (gifted) : rosegal (LESS THAN $15) - similar | boots/botas (old) : similar - similar | bag/bolsa : anne klein - similar  | phone case (gifted) : caseapp (20% off with code COLORPALETTE20)

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ps. I just got a new phone case from CaseApp and I love it! and the best part is that they are giving a 20% discount to all my readers with the code COLORPALETTE20, if you're looking to get a new phone case .... today is your lucky day!!! 
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Aprovecho para presumirles mi nueva funda del telefono. Antes tenia una de color blanco y ahora quise cambiarla de color y me encanta! Esta la pedi en caseApp.com, y ellos me dieron el codigo COLORPALETTE20 para darles 20% de descuento a mis lectores!

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Midi skirt & turtlenecks

This winter hasn't feel like winter for the past couple weeks and I couldn't be happier. It's really nice being able to go bare leg again, but on the other hand, the weather changes by the minute. What starts looking like a chilly morning, becomes a sunny 50 degrees day, and suddenly have worn a chunky knit sweater feels like a bad choice. What I like to do during these crazy days is to mix and match cozy pieces with other pieces that you usually would wear on a sunny day. This time I worn a turtleneck top with a faux leather midi skirt and finished the look with a double buckle belt and booties. By the way, do you remember THIS SKIRT? It was on the blog last year, but then I forgot about it. I recenlty found it again and I've been wearing it a lot lately. 
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Este invierno no se ha sentido como invierno para nada, no solo porque casi no nevo, todavia no me puedo creer que haya podido usar un vestido sin medias en medio febrero! Lo unico malo es que el clima cambia de un minuto a otro, lo que empieza siendo una manana fria se convierte en un dia soleado y caluroso por la tarde, y de repente haberte puesto un sueter grueso te parece una muy mala decision. Lo que a mi me ha funcionado mucho en estos dias es usar una combinacion de entre prendas calientitas con otras ligeras, como por ejemplo en esta ocasion que combine una falda de "cuero" con una blusa de manga larga y botines. Por cierto, se acuerdan de esta falda? Estuvo en el blog hace tiempo, y habia olvidado que la tenia, la acabo de encontrar de nuevo y la he usado muchisimo ultimamente!


Skirt/Falda: Dresslink (old) - similar | Top/blusa: uniqlo-similar | shoes/zapatos - Charlotte Russe - similar - similar | belt/cinturon - provided by Rosegal (LESS than $10) - similar | sunglasses/lentes - H&M (old) - similar







photography: Eric Alanis

quick & easy superfood charged smoothie

Long gone are the days when I was able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want without even gaining a pound. Now I really need to be mindful about what I put into my body, and I try to eat healthy to get the most out of every meal. Smoothies are one of my favorite meals specially after a workout, or for those days when I'm on the go and I know I won't have time to sit on a table to eat. When making them right, a smoothie is a very nutritous and healthy option that also tastes delicious no matter what. Today I'll share with you my go-to smoothie recipe. Keep reading!
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Lejos han quedado los dias en que era capaz de comer lo que quisiera, cuanto quisiera y cuando quisiera sin ganar ni un poquito de peso. Ahora tengo que ser mas precavida en la manera que como y trato de aprovechar cada comida para NUTRIRME en vez de solo llenarme. Uno de mis alimentos preferidos son los smoothies, sobre todo despues del ejercicio o para esas ocasiones en que se que no me dara tiempo de sentarme a comer. Hoy les voy a compartir mi receta favorita de un smoothie que no solo es super nutritivo pero tambien delicioso.



Actually, my recipe is only one of the multiple variations of what I call "the formula for the perfect smoothie". I figured I'll share with you the "formula" as well so you can try with different ingredients and find your own favorite smoothie. It is really easy:

1/2 cup of liquid + 2 cups of green leaves + 1 cup of fruit + 1 serving of healthy fat + 1 scoop of protein powder + 1 serving of superfoods
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Antes de que vayamos a la receta , quiero empezar por decirles cual es la "combinacion secreta" para hacer el smoothie perfecto. 

1/2 taza de liquido + 2  tazas de hojas verdes + 1 taza de fruta + 1 porcion de "grasas saludables" + 1 porcion de proteina en polvo (opcional) + 1 porcion de "superfoods" (opcional)



LIQUID BASE: water, almond or coconut milk, coconut water, orange or lemon juice (the first 4 options are better to keep the sugar to the minimum)

FRUIT OR NATURAL SWEETNESS: pinneaple, mango, apple, pears, banana, strawberries, etc

GREEN LEAVES: spinach, kale, chard,

HEALTHY FAT: 1 ablespoon of coconut oil or peanut butter, 2 tablespoons or chia seeds, 1/4 cup of almonds

PROTEIN: I use this vegan protein, but you can use your favorite

SUPERFOODS: Chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, camu camu, acai, and the list goes on and on. Check this post I wrote for HuesBox where I explain what superfoods are, and how to use some of my favorite ones.
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BASE LIQUIDA: puede ser leche de almendra/coco, agua de coco o agua regular, jugo de naranja/limon/toronja (los primeros 4 son una mejor opcion si quieres mantener el azucar al minimo)

FRUTA O ENDULZANTE NATURAL: pina, mango, manzana, pera, platano, fresas, etc

HOJAS VERDES  espinacas, berros, acelgas o kale.

GRASAS NATURALES 1 cucharada de aceite de coco/mantequilla de mani/mantequilla de almendra, 2 cucharadas de chia, 1/4 de taza de almendras/pepitas

PROTEINA Yo utilizo ESTA proteina en polvo de origen vegetal. Pero tu puedes usar tu marca favorita!

SUPERFOODS Chia, semillas de hemp, linaza, camu camu, acai, la lista es infinita. Checa este post que escribi para HuesBox donde explico los beneficios de los superfoods y como utilizarlos (esta en ingles)


For my smoothie I mixed in a blender: 2 cups of spinach + 1 cup of strawberry + 1/2 cup of coconut milk + 1/4 cup of almonds + 2 tablespoons of flax seeds + 1 scoop of vegan protein  + ice

This smoothie has a lot of consistency and just a bit of liquid, which makes it difficult to blend in a regular blender. I use my vitamix blender that is great for this type of things, but if you have a regular blender just add more liquid and reduce the amount of solids to make it lighter.
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Para mi smoothie smoothie yo combine en mi licuadora: 2 tazas de espinaca + 1 taza de fresa + 1/2 taza de leche de coco + 1/4 de taza de almendras + 2 cucharadas de linaza + 1 porcion de proteina + 1 poquito de hielo. Lo licue hasta que quedo cremosito y listo!


Este smoothie tiene bastante consistencia porque lleva muy poquito liquido, y puede ser dificil de hacerlo en una licuadora normal, yo utilizo ESTA licuadora vitamix, que es super potente. Pero tambien puedes usar una normal, solo agrega mas liquido y menos solidos para hacerlo mas ligero.




If you make your own recipe using this "formula" let me know your recipe in a comment below!
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Cuentame si haces alguna otra combinacion utilizando esta "formula" y dejame saber tu receta favorita en un comentario!

*Disclaimer : I'm not by any means a nutritionist or health expert. Every body is different and this recipe is about what fits within my diet.  Please check with your doctor about your own nutritional needs before doing any change in your diet.

The lace up sweater

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Truth to be told, I was never a big fan of the laced up trend. I worn a laced up dress once, and I wasn't crazy about it. Then the laced up sweaters came and I dislike them even more, but the other day I was shopping online Rosegal and I found this sweater and I decided to give the trend another chance. As soon as I opened the bag I fell in love with the sweater. The fabric is super cozy, it has the perfect lenght to wear with leggings, and I totally love this brownish olive color. I'm still no that into the trend but I have to admit I can se me wearing this lace up sweater a LOT. The best part is that is less than $25. Talking about affordable clothes, you know what other thing is less than $25? MY  ANKLE BOOTS, aren't they amazing? You totally need to get you hands on them!
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Tengo que admitir que la tendencia de los sueteres con lazos no me gustaba para nada, pero hace poco encontre este sueter en rosegal y decidi darle una oportunidad. En cuanto me llego, enseguida me enamore de el. La tela es super calientita, tiene el largo perfecto y ademas este color oliva me encanta! Todavia no soy la fan numero uno de la tendencia pero tengo que admitir que si me veo utilizandolo mas veces de lo que hubiera pensado. La mejor parte de este sueter es que esta en menos de $25. Y ya hablando de ofertas, saben que otra cosa en mi outfit cuesta menos de $25? MIS BOTAS! No les parecen super bonitas? Pueden encontralas aqui. 


Sweater: Rosegal - similar | jeans - H&M | Boots/botas: provided by AMI Club wear  | Bag/bolsa - foley + corinna via Shopbop - similar







photography: Eric Alanis

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