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.

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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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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






Dress + Adidas

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Like I mentioned before on instagram, my dad came to visit from Mexico. The past two weeks I've been in full tourist mood and trying to make the most out of his time here. Let me tell you, there was a lot of walking involved! All of these days my outfit consisted on easy to style pieces and, most important, comfy shoes. One of my favorite combos are dresses + adidas,  I love the contrast between both pieces. Not only that, everyone knows adidas are always a good idea because they look good with everything and they are super comfy. To accesorize I just added my rose gold watch from Grayton Watches, my latest addition to my collection.
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Como les habia comentado en instagram , mi papa vino de visita a Chicago y las ultimas dos semanas me la pase en modo turista y balanceando mi trabajo de 9 a 5, el blog y nuestras ganas de recorrer y disfrutar la ciudad lo mas que se pudiera.  No es de extranarse que la mayor parte del tiempo opte por conjuntos super sencillos y comodos. Uno de mis combos favoritos es de vestido y tenis porque me encanta el contraste entre lo femenino del vestido y lo casual de los zapatos, ademas que mis adidas quedan con todo, son los zapatos mas comodos que tengo y son perfectos para esos dias de caminatas largas. Para finalizar solo agregue mi reloj color dorado de Greyton Watches, la mas reciente adicion a mi collection


Dress/vestido: Discovery clothing - similar - similar  | shoes/zapatos: Adidas superstars  | bag/bolsa: H&M - similar  | sunglasses/lentes: H&M - similar  | bracelet/pulsera: zaful | watch/reloj (gifted) : Grayton watches 










photography: Eric Alanis

Another way to wear a romper

I've been talking non stop about my love for rompers. I've said before that they are super comfy, easy to style and extremely versatile. Most people would agree with me, on the first two statements. Many others think that the most you can do to make a romper look somehow different is to change the shoes or throw a jacket on top. But no!!! There are so many other ways you can wear them. One of the things I like to do is to layer them under a high waisted bottom. That would create the illusion that you're wearing a top tucked in, and probably no one will notice this is the same piece you just wore a couple days ago! I already did 4 photoshoots with this stripes romper, soon I'll be posting a remix with all the looks. 
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Ya le he hablado muchisimo sobre los rompers y lo mucho que me gustan. Creo que he repetido en incontables ocasiones que me encantan porque son comodos, faciles de vestir y muy versatiles. Muchos estaran de acuerdo con las primeras dos cosas, pero no todos concuerdan con que si es una prenda versatil, pues la mayoria de las personas solo lo usan de la misma manera y si acaso cambian los zapatos o anaden alguna chaqueta para hacerlos ver algo diferente. Pero tengo que decirles que estan equivocados!!! Hay muchisimas mas maneras (que luego les ensenare) para usar este tipo de prendas, una de mis preferidas es usarlos por debajo de una falda o pantalones a la cintura, eso dara la ilusion de que lo que estas usando es una blusa y posiblemente nadie se dara cuenta que lo que en realidad llevas es el mismo romper que te pusiste hace solo unos dias. Este romper de rayas yo ya me lo puse unos 5 veces y al menos unas 4 le tome fotos asi que pronto subire un remix con todos los looks!


Romper (gifted) : Rosegal - Similar  | Skirt/falda: Charlotte Russe - similar - similar | Bag/bolsa: H&M - similar | Shoes/zapatos (gifted): Zaful - similar | Jacket/Chamarra : Similar - similar















photography: Eric Alanis


The perfect gift for mother's day w/ L'Occitane

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My mom is an extremely difficult person to find gifts for. She doesn't wear jewelry, nor makeup, strong escents give her a headache,she doesn't like sweets or flowers, and she is not into fashion either. In other words, every typical Mother's day gift is not an option. When looking for a gift for my mom, I usually stick with the classics: a skin care product from the brand she has been using for years, or that ONE perfume she likes. This year I decided to do something different, and I'm going to surprise her with one of L'occitane luxury gift sets, that I'm sure she'll love.  Luckily for me, there is one thing she truly enjoys: a good pampering session! Let's be realistic, what women doesn't? 
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Mi mama es una de esas personas a las que es super dificil encontrar que regalares. No le gusta la joyeria ni las flores, no come dulces, no usa maquillaje, los aromas fuertes le dan dolor de cabeza y la moda tampoco es lo suyo. En pocas palabras, los tipicos regalos del dia de madre quedan totalmente descartados. Por lo regular tengo que apegarme a los clasicos de siempre: algun producto de cuidado facial de su marca favorita o ese unico perfume que le gusta. Este año quise hacer algo diferente y elegi uno de estos set de regalo de L'Occitane, y estoy segura que le va a encantar.  Afortunadamente para mi, si hay algo que mi mama disfruta mucho es poder consentirse. Pero hay que ser honestos, a que mujer no? 


For Her I chose the Nourishing Shea Butter Gift, a luxrious body care set that soothes and revitalize the skin with shea butter. The set Includes Shea Butter Hand Cream, Foot Cream, Shower Cream, Ultra-Rich Body Cream and a Milk Soap. Everything comes beautifully wrapped in a L'Occitane Signature Box. My mom always likes to keep her hands hydrated. Applying cream on her hands and feet its the first thing she does in the morning, and the last one before going to bed. So I knew this set would be perfect for her.
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Para ella escogi el "Set Nourishing Shea Butter" que contiene varios productos que estan elaborados con manteca de karite que es muy nutritiva e hidratante. El set incluye una crema de manos, una crema de pies, crema para la ducha, un jabon y una crema corporal ultra hidratante. Uno de los secretos de belleza de mi mama es aplicarse crema al despertar y antes de dormir para siempre tener la piel suavecita, asi que estoy segura que le va a encantar tener varias opciones de donde elegir.


I'm totally planing to snag this manicure set for myself as well, because hey! who said you need to be a mom to treat yourself with a little present like this? Everyone needs some extra pampering once in a  while.
Do you already have your mother's day gift ready? What are you getting for your mom / or yourself this year? 
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Ya que estaba ahi revise los demas sets y creo que tambien me animare a pedir uno para mi porque hey! quien dice que solo las mamas pueden recibir un regalo como este? Despues de todo, no tiene nada de malo consentirse un poquito de vez en cuando.
Ya tienes tu regalo para el dia de las madres?

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