Outfit making statement pieces

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I'm wearing: Skirt/ Falda : Romwe (less than $15) | Sweater : Zaful (comes in different colors) | Bag/ Bolsa : Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes/Zapatos : Zaful c/o (sold out) - similar Here & Here & Only $15 Here


Wearing an statement piece can make your look in seconds. This is one of my favorite tricks for when I'm dressing in a hurry or simply lacking of inspiration (which has happened a lot lately) . Some of my favorite statement pieces are tops with ruffles , faux-fur or leather , and anything embroidered. I think this outfit proves it! I wore this for the event I hosted with Riley Rose  but I've been wearing this sweater many more times. I just love how cozy and flattering is, It actually comes in tons of colors, so If you're looking for the perfect ruffle sleeves sweater THIS IS IT! (Forever21 has a similar top made with a lighter fabric). Embroidered booties are also a great way to make an statement and add a little bit of color to your outfits. They are a must if you usually wear neutrals like me.  I'm having a lot of troubes finding similar pairs to link up, but honestly just hit the sale section of yor favorite fash-fashion store and you'll find something I promise!

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Una prenda llamativa hace tu look en segundos. Este es uno de mis trucos favoritos cuando trato de arreglarme con prisa o simplemente no tengo nada de inspiracion (que me ha pasado mucho ultimamente). Algunas de mis prendas favoritas tienen volantes, cuero o pelo falso y bordados. Creo que este outfit lo prueba por completo. A lo mejor se acuerdan haberlo visto en mi instagram, pues es lo que use para el evento de Riley Rose , pero en realidad he usado este sweater muchisimas veces mas. Me encanta como queda y lo calientito que es, ademas viene en diferentes colores asi que si estabas buscando el perfecto sueter de volantes, este es! ( Si los sueters no son lo tuyo Forever 21 tambien tiene una blusa muy parecida pero de tela mas ligera). Las botas de bordados tambien son super indispensables sobre todo si usas mucho blanco , negro o neutrales en general. Me ha costado mucho encontrar pares similar que ponerles aqui, pero en realidad pueden ir a la seccion de ofertas de casi calquier tienda de ropa y seguro encuentran algo parecido!

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photography: Eric Alanis



Whar are your favorite Statement pieces? Let me know in a comment below
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Cuales son tus prendas llamativas favoritas? Dejame saber en un comentario!

How to host a "game night" at home

This post is intended for an audience of adults age 21 and older. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Bacardi. All opinions are mine alone. #SignatureSips #CollectiveBias

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Hanging out with friends is probably one of my favorite things to do, but some days I'm just in the mood to chill at home. Hosting a game night at home is the perfect way to have the best of both worlds: a laid back night and the company of some of your favorite people. We have been doing that a lot lately because the weather has been crazy, and days like that are meant to be spent at home! Here are some of my tips to plan a super casual game night at home with very VERY little work involved.

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1. THE DRINKS

When you have a diverse crowd over having a "make your own" drink bar station is a great idea. All you have to do is having a big batch of one or two drinks, some optional garnishments like raspberries, blueberries and lime. Then put the alcohol that pairs well with them on the side.  I love Wendy's exclusive Signature Beverages All-Natural Lemonade and Strawberry lemonade because they are a perfect mixer to create many different drinks. This time I paired them with Bacardi Limon. If you haven't tried Wendy's signature beverages paired with Bacardi Spirits, you're missing out... they are meant for each other!

I literally have a Wendy’s 2 blocks away from my house, which is super convenient. Find your nearest Wendy's Here.



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2. THE FOOD 

One thing you don't want to be doing during game night is cooking. Instead get some food to go! Aim for food options that guest can easily grab and eat while playing like Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich (which by the way pairs really well with the Strawberry lemonade).

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3. THE GAMES

Board games, cards and word games are good if you have a small group over.  For groups of over 6 people interactive games are the way to go.  You can always ask your guest to bring their favorite game, that will give you more options to choose from.



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4. THE SEATING

Make sure to have enough space to confortably seat your guests while they're playing. Arrange your furniture in a semi circle around the coffee table , and set some cushions on the floor if you need some extra seating.

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Winter days & Snow boots



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I'm wearing: Boots/ botas (c/o) : Bearpaw Krista  | Sweater: Similar - similar | Beanie: forever 21- similar

Hello guys! How is it going? We had one of the worst winterstorms in the past years and we're currently buried under several inches of snow. On a much brighter note, I'm also happy because for the first time since I started this blog, we were able to capture some pictures where you can see the snow falling down. This was also the first time I did a winter photoshoot without feeling I was freezing to death, and all because I was wearing the coziest boots I've ever worn. I seriously didn't know how much of a difference a good pair of snow boots can make, because before Bearpaw sent me this boots, I didn't own snow boots. Instead I would wear  this boots , which I love but I honestly feel I've been doing winter wrong all of these years.  Anyway if you're in the market for new boots I think these are perfect, they come in different colors and best part: and they are only $69!

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 photography: Fashionlingual



Ping-Tom memorial park

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Jeans: HM (ONLY $9.99) | Boots/Botas : Similar - similar | Sweater: Similar - similar | Coat : Similar - Similar | Bag: Guess - similar - similar


There's no doubt now makes pictures x100 more magical, but they hare not fun to make when yo can't handle the cold.  Lately, everytime I get together with Desiree to take pictures for our blog it snows really badly the previous night, and I can't even tell you everything we wen't through to make this pictures happen. This time we decided to met at Ping-Tom memorial park right in the middle of Chinatown. The park is beautiful and it has a great view of the chicago skyline. To get there we had to walk for 15 minutes on the snow and wearing heels!! Then the entire time we were there , we were either cussing, shivering or screaming all while tryig to put our best face for the blog. At the end I think these pictures totally worth it, and I can't wait to go back ... but probably during a much warmer day.
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No cabe duda que la nieve hace que las fotos se vean 100 veces mas bonitas. Lo que no es nada bonito es el frio que uno tiene que aguantar para hacer las fotos posible. Ultimamente cada vez que me junto con Desiree para tomar fotos tenemos la "suerte" ( o mas bien lo contrario ) de que caen tremendas nevadas el dia anterior. No puedo ni explicarles como sufrimos tomando estas fotos, pero creo que a fin de cuentas han valido mucho la pena. Hemos estado buscando nuevas locaciones y esta vez fuimos a Ping-Tom memorial park, justo en el centro de Chinatown. Es un lugar precioso y desde este puente se pueden ver a lo lejos los edificios de la ciudad. No creo que volvamos a atrevernos a caminar el trayecto de 15 minutos en tacones y en la nieve, pero definitivamente volveremos, tal vez en verano cuando ya este mas soleado.

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6 More weeks of winter



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Coat/Abrigo : Charlotte Russe (ONLY $20) | Boots/botas : similar - similar  | Skirt/ Falda: similar - similar  | Bag- Bolsa : Guess - similar  | Beanie : Similar 

That's the weather forecast acording to Punxsutawney Phil (yes, I had to google this name) when he saw his shadow this past friday. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Since I moved to Chicago I have this love-hate relationship with winter, more specifically with snow. I love waking up, look through my window and find a beautiful all white landscape but I hate to shovel my car out of the snow, driving on slippery streets, and ruining my shoes as I walk.  Certainly snow can be pretty inconvenient, but I still think that there is nothing more magical than see the snowflakes falling and nothing more beautiful than the sight of a snow covered forest.
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6 semanas mas de invierno, o eso es lo que predijo la marmota. Yo todavia no se como me siento al respecto, una parte de mi queire que ya se acabe este frio, pero por otro lado estoy un poco contenta de tener unos cuantos dias mas de nieve. Como cualquiera que vive en Chicago, la mayor parte del tiempo yo tambien odio la nieve, especialmente tener que manejar por caminos resbaladizos, arruinarse los zapatos y desenterrar el carro por las mananas.  Sin embargo, todavia creo que no hay nada mas magico que ver la nieve caer, siempre y cuando sea a traves de la ventana.


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Going for comfy : the Athleisure trend



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Pants : Adidas Tiro Soccer | Sweater : similar - similar | Shoes/ Zapatos : New Balance 247 | Parka : Zara : Similar - similar | Sunglasses/ Lentes (c/o) : Foster Grant (ONLY $25)

I was one of those who use to think Athleisure was just an excuse to make wearing yoga pants acceptable.  But now I'm so glad that Athleisure is a thing because I've been living in these pants (that I think they're the comfiest ever),  sneakers and chunky sweaters.  I blame it on the weather! but to be honest I think everything Started when I got these New Balance, they are the lightest and comfiest shoes I own .. It's like walking on clouds. If you're on the market for a new pair of casual sneakers you should get these.
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Yo era una de esas que pensaba que la tendencia "deportiva" no era nada mas que una excusa para usar leggings todo el tiempo, pero la verdad es que ahora estoy contenta de que sea tendencia porque me la he pasado en estos pants (que son la cosa mas comoda del mundo) , tennis y sweaters holgados. Le echo la culpa al clima!! Aunque si soy sincera, creo que todo comenzo cuando compre estos tennis que son los zapatos mas ligeros y comodos que tengo y me los quiero poner todo el tiempo. DE verdad si estan buscando unas nuevas zapatillas deportivas, les recomiendo muchisimo estas!


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On other news this saturday I'll be in the new Riley Rose store in the Water Tower in Michigan avenue from 1 to 3 talking about my favorite moisturizers and some tips and tricks to keep your skin hydrated! If you're in the Chicago Area I would love to see you there!!

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En otras noticias, este sabado de 1 a 3  voy a estar en la nueva tienda Rile Rose de Chicago que esta en Water Tower, si estan en el area me encantaria verlos por ahi!



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