Steal her Look: Sofia Vergara

   
Oh Sofia, your joke might have been a bit off during the Golden Globes this past weekend, but we still love you--and your style! Here's a look that's super easy to recreate and you might already own several of the pieces yourself, like a simple black tee, ripped jeans and ankle booties. Add a long cardigan and you're good to go. 

This look is perfect for running errands, grabbing lunch with friends or even picking up the kiddos from school. 



Black Crew Neck Tee, Target, $6
Distressed Jeans, H&M, $39
Suede Booties, Macy's, $106
Cardigan, Zappos, $82 (same one she's wearing) 
Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Amazon, $93






New Year, New Beginnings!

   

Happy New Year guys! It’s so nice to be back home in Miami after taking a long break over the holidays and disconnecting. I spent the holidays in Medellin, Colombia with family and loved ones (I can’t wait to share with you some photos of my trip).

Over the break I also shared some very exciting and personal news over on my Instagram. I introduced you guys to Julio, the amazing man God has placed in my life. As I start this new year, I’m ready for new beginnings. I’m ready to start this new chapter in my life. As some of you might already know, I lost my dear husband to terminal stomach cancer. These past two years have been a whirlwind, but one thing has remained true, God has been faithful. For the first time in a long time, I’m ready to move forward with more faith and hope for a future.

So I’m sure some of you might be curious, so I thought I’d share how we met. We actually met more than 14 years ago in Medellin, Colombia. You see, Julio is my cousin’s best friend. I was about 18 years old and visiting my family. We went out with a group of friends and that was that. I technically only saw him once. We never spoke again after that. Life continued, I met my late husband, Fernando, when I was 21 and got married when I was 22. I didn’t reconnect with Julio until recently through social media (of course lol). He was now living in Mexico for work and as life would have it, I had to travel to Mexico for a project. We reconnected there, hung out and immediately felt the bond between us.


As time went on, we both felt we were the answer to each others prayers. Everything just seemed to come so easily. He has come into our lives as such a blessing. He also understands and honors my past. Most importantly he honors the man that Fernando was and how special he will always be in our lives. Seeing Julio with Andy also melts my heart. He genuinely has such a big heart and I feel so grateful to be part of it.

I hope to share with you more in the coming months, but just wanted to take this moment to thank you for keeping our family lifted in prayer throughout Fernando’s diagnosis and passing. They were truly felt during such a difficult time in my life. I know Fernando would be so happy as well. He always told me he wanted me find love again (he was so selfless). Thank you as well for all the support and love you shared on Instagram with your comments.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year, filled with love, health and happiness. And remember, we can't always control the storms in our lives. In fact, the storms are inevitable, but God will always see you through. Trust in him. 




P.S. As we start the new year I'd love to know what you'd like to see more of on the blog. Would you like to see more personal stuff like this? More outfits, travel pics, steal her looks, motherhood stories? Feel free to leave me a comment below. And again, thanks for all of your support. I love you guys!







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Rewind: Our 2016 Trip to San Diego with Hampton by Hilton

   

This year has been the year of travel (I'm actually in Colombia right now as I write). I feel so fortunate to have partnered with Hampton by Hilton again this year as part of their Ultimate Seekender Team to discover new destinations and adventures. The first year as a Seekender I visited Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and this year I got to visit San Diego, California. 

It was my first time visiting San Diego and it was everything I thought it would be and so much more. We got to do some pretty cool stuff like kayaking the sea caves in La Jolla, visit the World Famous San Diego Zoo, hike Torrey Pines Park and take a stroll through Balboa Park among other things. It was such a memorable trip. This trip taught me so much about myself too. I think I might have mentioned this before, but it was also my first trip without my late husband. It taught me how capable I am of planning beautiful experiences for me and my son (I was always really bad at planning trips). I even rented a car and drove through the beautiful streets and hills of San Diego all on my own (with nothing but my GPS lol). 

But one thing I’ve learned from being a Seekender is that we have to seize every opportunity we get. I love that their campaign is all about seizing the weekend. The Seekender lifestyle is about pursuing your passion while being surrounded by the people who matter most. 

Our stay at the Hampton by Hilton in San Diego was perfect. I created new memories with Andy and not to mention it was lovely to wake up to free, hot breakfast every day and free Wi-Fi. The rooms were spacious and super clean and the staff was beyond friendly.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from our trip and some that didn't make the first cut (of our Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 series, filled with tips on things to do in San Diego). 

Special thanks to Hampton by Hilton for having me as a Seekender! And here's to YOU being a Seekender too in 2017! 























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Beauty: Taking Care of Your Colored Hair with L'Oreal Paris

   


Para aquellas personas que me conocen, saben que el color de mi cabello natural es super, pero super oscuro Pero hace como un año decidí dar un cambio y me lo tinture rubio. Bueno, no totalmente rubio jaja, pero si mucho mas clarito de lo que estaba antes.

Si también tienes el color de cabello oscuro sabes que mantener un color clarito muchas veces puede ser difícil y costoso. Primero que todo porque se reseca el cabello, y segundo porque tiene la tendencia a volverse como un color “brassy” o anaranjado. Por eso es muy importante buscar un champú y tratamiento que no te vaya a desteñir y resecar el cabello.





Por esta razón estuve súper contenta de probar los productos ‘Ever’ de L’Oreal Paris ya que lo hacen específicamente para proteger el cabello tinturado y mantenerlo luciendo saludable. Especialmente me encanto el champú y acondicionador ‘EverCreme’ el cual tiene una infusión de nutrientes esenciales para revivir el cabello. Además, los productos de la colección no contienen sulfato.

También me gusto mucho el champú y acondicionador ‘EverPure Moisture.’ Este ayuda a humectar el cabello profundamente sin que se decolore el cabello. Con este producto, sentí que mi cabello me quedo mucho más suave y saludable.



Ahora, luego de lavarte el cabello, lo ideal es usar el productol L’Oreal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Lotion. Este es un tratamiento sin enjuague especialmente para nosotros que nos tinturamos el cabello. Trato de agregarlo por lo menos una vez a la semana. Este también ayuda a que el cabello este 3 veces más fuerte sin decolorarse.

¿Que tal les parece? ¿Ya lo han probado? Déjame saber que haces para mantener tu cabello luciendo saludable y que no pierda el color.



Disclosure: This post is brought to you by L’Oreal Paris. All opinions, as always, are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Viva Fashion possible.

#courtesyoflorealparis #sponsored


Video: Holiday Gift Guide {ION Lounge}

   

Hi guys! As some of you might remember, last month I headed to ION studios to shoot a special holiday gift guide segment with JCPenney. It ran last week during the movie A Cinderella Christmas. Here's the segment in case you'd like to check it out. 

I share gift ideas for everyone on your list (and they're budget-friendly too) Happy Holidays! 

VF's Holiday Gift Guide: Under $35

   


Holiday shopping can always be a bit tricky and not to mention time consuming. But not to fret, we've rounded up a few gift ideas that won't break the bank:


1. Lavender Candle, Honest, $19

2. Velvet Choker, Asos, $14

3. Pom Pom, J.Crew, $15

4. Vitamin C Serum, Mad Hippie, $33 

5. Glass Water Bottle, LifeFactory, $29

6. Silk Mini Scarf, Target, $10

7. Shoulder Bag, H&M, $17

8. Borghese Mud Mask, Macy's, $32


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