Fall staple: The Slouchy Dolman Tunic

When I think about fall, the first things that come to my mind are pumpink spice, warm colors, and TUNICS. Yes you read it right! A lightweight long sleeved tunic is a must have in your fall wardrobe, you can wear them with leggings, with jeans and heels or add a cardi for extra coziness. Currently I'm loving this Slouchy Dolman Tunic from The Mint Julep because it is super soft and lightweigth which allows me to wear it even during a warm day. Normally this fall staple is only available on sundays but thanks to this little collaboration, The Mint Julep boutique  is allowing my readers to get one every day of the week for HALF the price, thats only $24. Check all the colors HERE and snag your favorite before they sold out.
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Cuando pienso en otono, lo primero que se me viene a la mente es colores calidos, pie de calabaza, y tunicas! Si, lo leyeron bien. Si de moda otonal hablamos, las tunicas son una prenda que no te debe faltar, son muy versatiles ya que las puedes combinar con mallas, pantalones de mezclilla, y las puedes usar hasta como vestido si eres chaparrita como yo. Hoy llevo una de las prendas mas populares de The Mint Julep boutique , la Slouchy Dolman Tunic que me encanta porque ademas de que la tela es muy suavecita tambien es super ligera lo que me permite usarla hasta en dias un poquito calurosos. Regularmente esta prenda solo esta disponible los domingos en el website de The Mint Julep boutique, pero gracias a esta colaboracion, la pueden conseguir AQUI cualquier dia de la semana y por la MITAD de precio a solo $24! Chequen todos los colores aqui,  y diganme cual es su favorita.


I'm wearing: Slouchy Dolman Tunic  | AEO Jeans | Forever 21 Boots - similar | H&M choker necklace - similar | Charlotte Russe Hat - Similar







Red Bandana

I started wearing this bandana as a necklace at some point last year. It's my to go piece when I want to add a pop of color to my neutral outfits, but lately I've been wearing it every time I wear stripes. I just love the contrast in colors and patterns. If you're looking for new accesories to spice up your wardrobe, you definitely need to get a bandana. You can wear ir as a choker, belt, headbandbracelet and also as a decorative element for your handbag. Which style do you like the most?
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Yo comence a usar esta bandana roja el año pasado en un intento de agregar un poquito mas de color a mis casi siempre conjuntos neutrales, pero ultitmamente siempre la combino con playeras de rayas, ya que me encanta el contraste entre colores y estamapados. Si estas buscando un nuevo accesorio que agregar a tu guardarropa, una bandana debe ser tu primera opcion, la puedes usar como collar, cinturon, diadema, brazalete y tambien para decorar tus bolsas. Cual estilo te gusta mas?


I'm wearing: Shirt - loft/similar | shorts - similar | suglasses - Charlotte russe / similar | boots - similar | bandana - similar


 






photography: Eric Alanis

Pom Pom

This week we wake up to the first chilly morning of the month, and while I'm excited because it's almost time to wear cozy cardigans again, the summer nostalgia is already kicking in. I still have a bunch of summer clothes I still haven't worn!! In fact I just got THIS top today, so I'll squeeze every last bit of summer to keep wearing shorts and off shoulder tops while I still can. This pom poms shorts need to see the light one more time don't you think?
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Esta semana amanecio un poquito fria, y aunque me emociona que ya casi es tiempo de volver a sacar las chamarras y sueters del closet, voy a dejarlos un ratito mas guardados y utilizar hasta el ultimo dia soleado para seguir usando mis shorts favoritos.

 I'm wearing: top - similar | shorts - discovery clothing / similar | sandals - payless / similar





 photography: Eric Alanis

The long vest


Vests are perfect for transitioning seasons because they are a light layer piece that add that little extra to the outfit, and work great with pretty much everything. When I'm not wearing my beloved cargo vest , then you'll find me wearing it's less casual counterpart: the long vest. I love throwing them on denim with dressy shoes, or pair it with dress pants and heels for a classic office outfit. 
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Los chalecos son una prenda escencial en esta temporada de transicion a otono por ser una prenda ligera que queda bien casi con cualquier cosa. Cuando no llevo puesto mi chaleco de estilo militar entonces me encuentras usando este otro chaleco de estilo mas clasico. Este es mi preferido para usar en ocasiones que requieren vestirse un poquito mas como para ir a la oficina combinado con pantalones de vestir, pero algunas veces tambien me gusta usarlo con pantalones de mezcilla para hacerlo verse mas casual. 


What I'm wearing:  |  vest - StyleWe (g) / similar   | shoes - jeffrey Campbell / similar  |  jeans - AEO / similar  | bag - Anne Klein (sold out) / similar  | necklace - Jook & nona (fab fit & fun) / similar











photography: Desiree Velazquez
Location ; Café Tola | 3612 N. Southport Chicago, IL 60613 

Wide brim

Most people think that hats are accesories meant only to be worn at the beach, but Nothing could be further from the truth. A hat makes a great statement that instantly makes the simplier of the outfits look more interesting. My favorites are the ones that can fit in any season, like a classic fedora or straw wide brim hat, the wider the brim the better. This year hats haven't been so popular but I'm crossing my fingrs  for them to make a comback on fall!
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Mucha gente piensa que los sombreros son solo para usarse en la playa, pero yo difiero! Los sombreros son una pieza que cambia completamente a tu atuendo y hace ver hasta el mas simple de los outfits mas interesantes. Este año los sombreros no se han visto tanto como el ano pasado pero estoy esperando que se vuelvan a hacer populares en otoño. Crucen los dedos!

 I'm wearing: shorts - similar | shirt - similar | bag - similar | hat (old) - charlotte russe/similar | gladiators - similar







Cargo and Floral

In Autum, layering is the name of the game, but during the beginning of the season when the temperatures still haven't drop, we have to forget about that pretty biker jacket and chose something lighter instead. My layer of choice is this cargo vest because I love its versatility, not only the olive green color is almost a neutral in the palette of autum shades, the style works great with any outfit, Jeans, skirts, dresses, you name it! One of my favorites way to wear it, is matching it with floral patterns, it sure does the trick when it comes to thoughten  toughen up a girlie look. If you're looking for the perfect transitional piece, this is it!
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Vestirse en capas es algo muy tipico de otono, pero al inicio de la temporada no siempre es tan facil porque las temperatures todavia no han bajado lo suficiente como para usar esa bonita chaqueta, que tanto hemos esperado por volvernos a poner, sin morirnos de calor, asi que la opcion es decantarnos por capas mas ligeras. Una de mis prendas favoritas es este chaleco de estilo militar, que me encanta no solo porque el estilo es muy versatil, pero tambien el color verde oliva es casi neutral y se puede combinar con casi cualquier color y estampado. Si estas buscando a la prenda ideal para ampliar tu guardarropa, es esta!

 I'm wearing : shorts - AMI clubwear similar / similar | top - similar / similar | Vest - discovery clothing / similar | shoes - similar






 photography: Eric Alanis


Chill Sunday

On Sundays you usually find me being a couch potato at home or running errands all over the place. Either or, my outfit of choice is always a shirt dress and extra comfy shoes, usually sneakers. Back in the day I hate wearing sneakers because I thought they were a "boys thing" and make me look like I had humongous feet. As the time passed by I've realized that they are the best thing ever, specially for those days when you have to walk a lot. Thank you Athelisure trend!
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Los domingos son para 1. pasarmela viendo tele todo el dia o 2. Hacer los mandados que no hice durante la semana, asi que cualquiera que sea la ocasion mi eleccion siempre es la misma: un vestido y zapatos super comodos, generalmente tennis. Antes NUNCA de los nunca me ponia zapatos deportivos porque pensaba que era algo de chicos, ademas de que siempre senti que me hacian ver los pies enormes! Ahora que el tiempo ha pasado y ademas que la moda deportiva esta en tendencia los tenis se han convertido en parte esencial de mi guardarropa.

Im wearing: forever 21 shirt dress | similar HERE & HERE | shoes - similar | nine west bag (sold out) - similar | polette eyewear sunnies (*) - similar





photography: Eric Alanis

My skin Care routine - UPDATED

One of my first posts in this blog was about the skin care products I was using back then.  I still love some of those products, but my skin care routine changed a lot ever since so I thought this was a great chance for me to introduce you to my current favorite skin care products, and help you find a new product to add to yours. For a reference, I have oily/ acne prone skin , but remember this is what works for me and is not necesarily going to work as well for you even if you have the same skin type as me. As a recommendation, always try a product for at least 7 days to see how you react to it. There are some brands that have travel size products and trial size kits, but you can always request a sample on the beauty counter of your favorite deparment/makeup store.

skin care

1. Take the makeup off

As soon as I go back home from work I remove my makeup with CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover, I love this one becase is very gentle but works wonders removing stubborn mascara and lipstickOn the other hand the liquid is a bit oily and it leaves your face greasy after, not a big problem if you wash your face after. I typically remove the oilyness with a tissue since I don't wash my face until night. When I'm on the go, I make sure to have with me The Honest Company 3-in-1 Facial Towelettes . I also have a package on my nightstand for those nights when I feel too lazy to wash my face after a GNO.

2. Cleansing


I use two different facial cleansers. At night I prefer a deep cleanser to make sure I'm removing til the last bit of makeup and dirt off my face. My favorite is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.  I already wrote a review about this one , and you can rad it HERE. On the mornings I use Philosophy 'purity made simple' one-step facial cleanser which I like because it cleans and hydrate my face at the same time. I actually started using this after I had a really bad breakout problem and it cleared out my skin in a week. Totally recommend this for someone with combination skin

3. Exfoliate

Twice a week I use Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator . According to the description on Birchbox: This powerful exfoliator mimics the results of professional microdermabrasion, minus the potential for redness and sensitivity. ... Usualy other exfoliators irritate my skin but this one is surprisinly very gentle, and has helped me reducing the appearance of acne scars and dark spot and other imperfections. 

4.Tone

I just started using a toner like a month ago, honestly I just went to Target and I chose the Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Toner just because it says is for oily skin. So far so good. It hasn't make my skean break out, which is always a plus, but I don't feel any significative difference since I started using it. 


5.Moisturize

In the mornings I'm currently use OSEA Ocean Lotion, a light weight moisturizer thar dries almost instantly and doesn't leave the skin oily at all. Perfect for summer! By the way I got this on my summer Fab Fit Fun box (Subscribe HERE). At nights I use JUNETICS PURE ENERGY Night Cream, a moisturizer that not only hydrates my skin but also helps reenergize cells to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Is never to early to start using antiaging products right?



6. Eyes

I finish my every day routine with a bit of JUNETICS eye cream on my undereye area and lids. This product is great brightening the underye area, but my favorite part is Its 5 point rollerball appicator that dispense the product with a cooling sensation that really helps reducing the puffiness on your eyes. 

7. Something Extra

CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector 
BIORÉ Self Heating One Minute Mask
Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiant Protection Energizing 
Josie Maran Argan oil


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