December 12, 2013
It's time for our annual holiday gift guides. I still can't believe it's almost Christmas, seriously where has the year gone?! Whether you're looking for a gift for your co-worker or a stocking stuffer for your sister or best friend, here are a few ideas under $25 bucks for your fashionista friend. Next up, we'll have gifts for him on a budget as well as gifts for $50 and above.
1. Hello There Sweater, Old Navy, $14
2. Chandelier Necklace, J.Crew. $24 (originally $49)
3. Pom Pom Hat, LOFT, $24
4. Passport Holder, Neiman Marcus, $25
5. Studded iPhone 5/5s Case, T.J. Maxx, $12.99
6. Flannel Pajama Shirt, J.Crew., $24
7. BOND Street Candle, T.J. Maxx, $9.99
December 10, 2013
Attention Disney lovers! It's that time of year again and we can finally come out of hiding! Ah the holidays, when our strange predilection for all things Disney carried over from our younger years begins to become somewhat less socially awkward. Think of this ornament project as a seemingly normal way for you to come out of the Disney closet if you will. As I'm sure you know, Disney ornaments can be pricey. You shouldn't have to decide between buying one or an actual entrance ticket to one of the theme parks. So, I want to show you how to get the same classy expensive Disney ornament look for less.
The great thing about this project is that it's simple and your family can even join in on the fun. You can always tell your friends that you decided to make this 'for the kids'. . . It'll be our little secret. The simple steps below will help you make these Mickey & Minnie ornaments for yourself . . . I mean, your little ones.
Silver Ornament Balls (Regular Sized and Mini), Hot Glue Gun and Sticks, Silver Glitter Spray Paint, 3” Red Bow
Place regular sized silver ornament balls on newspaper and spray with silver glitter paint.
Glue mini ornament balls onto regular sized ornament balls to make the “ears”.
Glue red bow onto ornament ball between two “ears” for Minnie.
Hang from tree and secretly enjoy the outcome more than regular people.
What other Disney characters do you think you can make using holiday decorations?
ps. I'm also doing more fun holiday DIY's over at MamasLatinas.com You can check them all out here!
Last week I was invited on Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo, a national spanish-language TV show, to talk about holiday kids fashion. My models were absolutely the cutest thing! If you're still deciding what your little ones should wear this upcoming holiday season, in this video I share some of my tips, plus the latest trends. It's all on a budget of course...all the looks are from The Children's Place and the majority of the outfits (head-to-toe) are under $40 bucks! Now that I'm a new mom, I'm having so much fun doing these kids fashion segments. Who knows...maybe little Sebastian will one day make a cameo in one of my fashion segments.
Here's a clip of the video in case you'd like to check it out (it's 1:20 seconds). For my mom's out there, have you decided what your little ones will wear this holiday season? I found the cutest little blazer for my son.
Disclosure: I am a spokesperson for The Children's Place
December 9, 2013
This isn't the first time we see Kate Middleton wear affordable duds. She was recently spotted wearing this gorgeous long white dress paired with a sparkly crystal bead necklace from Zara for only $35 (jaws drop). She definitely makes it look like a million bucks. It's no shocker it's currently sold out online, but you might have some luck in stores. So I suggest you go pronto. It's a necklace fit for a queen.
Where to Buy:
Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace, Zara, $35
December 6, 2013
Jessica Alba can never do no wrong in our book, we absolutely love her style. Here she seen wearing a pair of boyfriend jeans which she wore with a simple white tee, olive green button-down and black ankle boots. A look perfect for running errands. We wonder what she's planning on doing with that brown paper?
Where to Buy:
Boyfriend Jeans, Asos, $68
White Tee, Target, $6
Sonoma life + style Twill Shirt, Kohl's, $14
Brimmed Fedora, San Diego Hats, $35
XOXO Studded Handbag, 6pm.com, $35
SO High Heel Ankle Boots, Kohl's, $19.99
December 4, 2013
Written by Contributor Liz de la Nuez
The other day I went to my local Sephora to purchase a new foundation to wear to all the holiday events of the season. I was fortunate enough to have a very sweet make up expert assist me in choosing the best brand and shade. I knew that I wanted something light and natural with plenty of coverage power. She immediately referred me to Urban Decay’s NAKED Skin foundation. As she grabbed a foundation brush (which I also founf out is apparently pretty essential tool that makes all the difference when applying the foundation) and smoothed out the product on my face I saw all my imperfections magically disappear!
It really glided on seamlessly and completely evened out my skin tone. My skin looked naturally flawless. I could barely tell that I had make up on! The weightless formula blurred all imperfections and left my skin with a perfect finish that felt invisible, but looked professionally retouched. As if all that wasn’t enough, the makeup loads your skin with a list of nourishing ingredients including: Matrixyl 3000 (a powerful anti-wrinkle peptide), protective and brightening Litchiderm, antioxidant Green Tea and Sodium Hyaluronate for optimal skin hydration and nutrient absorption. I am little obsessed to say the least!
Where to Buy:
Urban Decay Naked Weightless Liquid Makeup, Sephora, $39