Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine's Day Ideas: Gift Guide

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, if you have a special someone you are probably starting to stress out because you have no idea of what you could possibly give to your boo. Your Valentine's Day gift should reflect how much you care for that person and how much you love them. It's a perfect day for you to show off your cooking or DIY skills! Here are some ideas for you to relax and get started on your V-Day project! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Best and Worst Dressed Lists of the 2015 SAG Awards

The SAG Awards red carpet is definitely not my favorite one. Anyhow, it's always fun to see how the fashion changes from the Golden Globes to the next Award Show...celebrities who had a mishap try harder and maybe make it better or they just keep on failing.
In my opinion, this year's red carpet was a little bit boring. I think this was mainly because either Giuliana Rancic or Ryan Seacrest were no where to be seen, what was this about? Giuliana is the queen of the Red Carpet! Maria Menounos wasn't as fun to watch as Giuliana is, she has that spark that makes everyone laugh! I hope tomorrow night we learn on Fashion Police why she wasn't around.
Going back to fashion...what did you think about it? There were a lot of pretty dresses and quite a few mishaps. I think it's safe to say that white was a trend as it was on the Golden Globes two weeks ago. Quite a few celebrities were wearing white gowns: Reese Witherspoon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ariel Winter... A lot were wearing red too, and I loooved it!
Here we go once again, with the second best and worst dressed list of the season! I can't wait for the Grammy and the Oscars!

Best Dressed

5. Felicity Jones in Balenciaga

Classic, simple and polished. Can't say much more than that. I love the color, the hair, the earrings and the natural looking makeup. Perfection.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

What To Wear On Valentine's Day?

valentines day fashion

Valentine's day is coming up in a couple of weeks! This is a celebration people either love or hate, you know, like the movie I Hate Valentine's Day...
Me? To be honest, I've always been completely indifferent to this particular day, but this year is the first time I will have a Valentine, which makes it kind of exciting, right?
Anyways, if you love it or if you hate it...we all love a reason to dress up! So here's a few ideas for you to wear, doesn't matter what you're doing! Just remember to have a good day and don't be one of the people that goes all "I hate Valentine's Day, it's a lame excuse for companies to make a lot of money. Ugh we live in such a capitalist world" on Faceboook. Just don't. No one likes a hater. If you don't have a Valentine, try to enjoy all the goodies that your friends will probably give you! Lots of candy around, yum!

What to wear on Valentine's Day if you're...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Versatile Blogger Award

First of all, I want to thank Made in Mauve for nominating me!
I think these awards are a great way for us to get more exposure and get to know fellow bloggers!

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog! That's the least we can do, right? 
  • Tell us 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers that you follow and admire to take part and receive this award! 

Now, for the random facts about myself...

  1. I'm terrified of heights, but I'm not afraid of flying. 
  2. I am half german - half mexican. 
  3. I used to practice figure skating when I was little. It's still my favorite sport (and the only sport I'm kind of good at). 
  4. My favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sallinger
  5. My favorite color has always been purple. Always. The walls in my room are purple. 
  6. I'm obsessed with avocado, I could eat it everyday. And I'm thinking maybe I do...
  7. I thought about going to med school once upon a time. Maybe I was watching too much Grey's Anatomy and Dr. House. 
The blogs I nominate are... *drum roll* 

Fashion Dupes
Tati Loves Pearls
Mves Blog
My Pink Boudoir
Hippy Monday
Chic and Chai
Nothing To Amend

I hope you all participate! Happy blogging!! 

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

How to Build a Wardrobe the Right Way

I find myself repeating the words "I have nothing to wear" more times than I would like to admit. I guess that's just part of being a girl, right? We can have thousands of clothes and we still have nothing to wear. We could change that if we wanted to...and we don't need a lot of money to do so.
When you go shopping, how many times do you find yourself buying things you don't really need? Like maybe you saw this great statement coat that's so in right at that moment and maybe you wore it once but you HAD to get it? Or maybe you just thought it was really, really cute, but you actually don't know what to wear it with...but you kept telling yourself you would find something and never did and it's still hanging in your closet with the price tag on? Yeah, I think we've all gone through it and doing these things is exactly the reason why we keep telling ourselves "I have nothing to wear". 
I have the secret on how to never repeat those words again and how to build a wardrobe the right way. Three little words: back to basics. Basics are everything. Seriously, everything. When you go shopping, think about destining 70% of your money for basics and the other 30% for berry trendy pieces. 
Now, what are some basics we should all have? Keep reading to find out! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

7 Amazing Beauty Products On A Budget

Spending the big bucks on makeup that you use on a daily basis is, in my opinion, completely ridiculous! Expensive makeup is really good quality makeup (it better be!), but because of its power, it might even be bad for your skin. I know it is actually bad for mine...Let's say I buy a $45 dollar foundation from NARS (like this one) and I put it on every single covers every single imperfection wonderfully, but because of that, my pores are going to get clogged and odds are, I'm going to get a ton of pimples. I certainly do not want that. Do you? 
My recommendation is to have two makeup kits. One should be made up of drugstore makeup that you use every single day. And the other one should contain quality makeup you've invested quite some money in. I just said that spending a lot of money on makeup is ridiculous, but read again! Spending it on makeup that you use on a daily basis is... If you only use the products you've spent a lot on on special ocassions, they will probably last a very long time and that is definitely not ridiculous! 

These are the 7 best beauty products to buy when you're on a budget. You can get all of them at a regular drugstore. These are the beauty products I use myself everyday! 

What do you think? Do you think it's better to use expensive makeup on a daily basis? Or to stick with the drugstore dupes? What do you have in your makeup bag?

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Golden Globe Awards 2015: best and worst dressed

First major red carpet of the season and I love it! I love how excited I get when I see a gown I love or how disappointed I can be over someone's choice of clothing. I was really excited to see Emma Stone bringing it, because I hated her Chanel look from last year, and she disappointed me. I mean, I love that she broke the rules by wearing pants, but I still think it wasn't the time to do so. Maybe at an event like the Grammy it would've been better. 
So I think we can all agree that the major trend of the evening was sequins. Almost everyone was wearing a sparkly dresses, and to be honest, I loved it! White gowns were also very present. What did you think about Kate Hudson's reaaally sexy dress, for instance? Rosamund Pike, Salma Hayek, Emily Blunt and Giuliana Rancic were wearing white too. 
And also, let's take a minute to appreciate Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey and especially the power couple: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, I mean how hot did they look? 

Here are my usual best and worst dressed lists! (How exciting!!)

Best dressed 

1. Jessica Chastain in Versace

This dress was amazing, don't you think? I normally hate brown, especially on the red carpet, but this doesn't really qualify as brown, does it? It's like black and gold. I loved how it looked with the lights, the gold high lights are absolutely beautiful. The mermaid ish cut, the cleaveage...everything. J'adore. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

5 Great Budget Friendly Outfits to Go Back to Class

It's been a great winter break. I've been laying around doing not much of anything, catching up on some reading, watching movies, tv shows... to be honest, just being a couch potato. Although I've been going to the gym almost on a daily basis (yay me!).
I'm the type of person that tries really hard to look good for school the first couple of weeks of the semester, but as it goes on and on, I just get lazy and I wear whatever comes out of my closet at 6 am. Is it just me? This year, though, I've decided to look good and put together every day of the semester and try to work out a system to do so. Maybe choose my clothes the night before? Any suggestions? 

Anyways, after almost a month of laying around doing nothing wearing leggings and loose tshirts, we need to get our fashion A game back! So here are a few outfit ideas that are budget friendly to make you look awesome every day of the week!

Sweater from Tommy Hilfiger, Skirt from Wetseal, Shoes from Forever 21, Necklace from Forever 21

Flannel from Abercrombie, PWT from Aéropostale, Jeans from H&M, Converse, Beanie from Forever 21, Bag from Forever 21

Shirt from Aéropostale, Sweater from Aéropostale, Jeans from Pull & Bear, Booties from Forever 21

Blouse from H&M, Jeans from Boohoo, Shoes from H&M, Necklace from Forever 21

Top from Boohoo, Jeans from New Look, Kimono from Boohoo, Hat from Forever 21, Bag from Forever 21, Bangles from Forever 21, Shoes from H&M

What do you think? What do you normally wear for school?

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Monday, January 5, 2015

2 Great Outfit Ideas For Football Season

I don't know if any of you are football fans, but it's playoffs season!!! Which means that the Superbowl is less than a month away. For today's post I'm doing two outfits inspired around an NFL jersey from Fanatics.

I've always liked football. When I was little I used to watch it with my uncle and when I was in middle school, 2 of my best friends played in a team and I always went to see their games. Although my uncle was and still is a San Diego Chargers fan, my team has always been the Pittsburgh Steelers.