July 28, 2014

Powder Blue

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Happy Monday guys!
I'm now packing for my Nashville trip tomorrow and couldn't wait to share this look with you guys before I go. If you follow my instagram you might remember this skirt (here). Today I'm sporting it in a more classy way with black pointed Christian Louboutin shoes and this Cooper & Ella top. If you look closely you'll see all the beautiful details like the holes on the sides of the arms, the flower buttons and the colorful bird print.

Eid Mubarak to those celebrating!
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Feliz Lunes Amigos!
Yo ahora estoy empacando para mi viaje a Nashville mañana y no podía esperar para compartir este look con ustedes antes de irme. Si sigues mi instagram podrán recordar esta falda (aquí). Hoy estoy luciendola de una manera más elegante con zapatos negros de Christian Louboutin y esta blusa de Cooper & Ella. Si te fijas bien verás todos los detalles como los agujeros en los lados de los brazos y los botones florales.

July 25, 2014

Miami Recap

LOCATION
Miami Beach, FL

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I had the honor of working with Pantene as the official Social Media Ambassador for the Cosmo en Español's 8th Annual Summer Splash Event in Miami last week. The event was held at the SLS Hotel in Collins Avenue which was the same hotel I stood in. I attended the show and got to be backstage snapping behind-the-scene photos and instagraming away (see here). I was one of the first to get glam'd by the Pantene team. The stylist made a trendy Summer hairstyle 'the fishtail braid' on me and on all the models as well. They walked the runway and looked like they were walking on the beach. I mean the hair, makeup and swimsuits (by Maya Swim and Eberjey) were perfect!
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Tuve el honor de trabajar con Pantene como embajadora oficial de medios de comunicación sociales para el Cosmo en Español 8th Annual Summer Splash Event en Miami, la semana pasada. Asistí a la serie y llegué a tomar fotos de detrás de la escena del evento. El estilista me hizo un look en pelo de verano que esta muy de moda 'la trenza cola de pez'. Este fue el mismo look que todas las modelos llevaban. Salieron a la pista y parecían que estaban caminando en la playa. Quiero decir, el cabello, el maquillaje y los trajes de baño (por Maya Nado y Eberjey) eran perfectos!

July 23, 2014

Schoenhut Piano Giveaway!

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My kids have been obsessed with making music ever since they were babies. They've owned many instruments but their two current favorites are guitars and this Schoenhut Piano. After raving about having a piano for months I finally approved and I'm so glad I did. My youngest is so happy with her new toy because she is able play actual songs with the helpful color-guide and it's also her favorite color (black/white is also available).

When we think of our kids owning a piano we think of a keyboard, right? I've never seen an actual piano this cute and made just for kids. This is a high quality toy that your kids will very much enjoy. It comes with a music book and color letters that can be added-on for guidance (view photos to better understand). This is a great and easy way to teach your kids how to play the piano. Schoenhut also offer a variety of other instruments (view here).

Schoenhut instruments are available at all major online retailers and specialty toy shops worldwide. Do a quick google search for the model you like and you'll find tons of pricing options. Continue reading for giveaway details.
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Mis hijos han estado obsesionados con hacer música desde que eran bebés y creo que lo sacan de mi padre. Ellas tienen varios instrumentos, pero sus dos favoritos son guitarras y esta Schoenhut Piano. Mi hija menor es tan feliz con su juguete nuevo, ya que es su color favorito (tenían negro + blanco también). Cuando pensamos en comprarles un piano a nuestros hijos tenemos un teclado en mente, verdad? Nunca he visto un piano real y hecho sólo para niños. Se trata de un juguete de alta calidad que sus hijos disfrutaran mucho. Viene con un libro de música y letras de colores que se pueden añadir para orientarlos. Esta es una fácil y gran manera de enseñar a sus hijos a tocar el piano.

July 22, 2014

It's Family Funday!

LOCATION
New York - Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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90% of the times my schedule is booked completely (as many other parents) and it is difficult to have family fun on a weekly or monthly basis. This year I started marking my calendar with specific dates where I leave my phone at home and I dedicate the entire day to my girls.  

Let's face it, we live in a world where the only thing kids know is iPads/tablets and TV. Books have been replaced with tablets and family fun with TV. By the time kids hit age 2, they're iPhone pros. It's a sad story but true. This decreases the amount of self confident in our children and their lack of social skills. It is so important to show your kids a good time by doing outdoor activities. After all, that's real fun!

Today I'm sharing with you all the exciting day we spent with Wheel Fun Rentals. If you're not familiar with Wheel Fun Rentals they are a rental company trying to bring back the 'family fun' we used to know. They offer a variety of bicycles, scooters, pedal boats, electric cars and so much more (view here). They have locations all over the USA. In NY they have 5 different locations. I highly recommend this for a family day out to have fun or relax (on the boats). The prices are decent and the staff is super helpful. Their goal is to make your families experience unforgettable.

We rode our bikes around the park for about two hours. -I would recommend bringing water and eating before arriving. -This is also a nice area to picnic in, bring food and drinks then ride bikes all day. We raced, we stopped to watch the ducks and we joked.. a lot! We felt connected. No one spoke about the new app that came out, or the ridiculous plaything they wanted from the infomercial. My girls were happy, not because they got a new toy but because we were doing something together. It was pure bliss.

July 21, 2014

Short Shorts

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Happy Monday guys!! I'm so happy to finally be back from Miami! If you follow me on instagram and twitter then you know I took a two day trip to MIA with Pantene. I will be sharing photos and more details in an upcoming post:)

Today (as you can see) I'm wearing shorts. This is something I never liked wearing while growing up. There's no particular reason why I never liked them.. I just never ever wore them. These are by Haute Hippie. I love how they can be worn with pops of colors for a night look or with this peach blazer by OVI (like this) for a day look.

Now, hats.. I honestly have a love/hate relationship with them. I tend to only wear hats when on vacation but lately I've been rocking them on my staycation {haha}. They add a luxury feel to any look. This one reminds me of Cuba or Miami. The color, design and material. Very very tropical. I took this hat to Miami (of course) and everyone loved it. On the plane I had two individuals ask me where I purchased it from. I will be getting a few more of these babies soon. Although, I think you only need one black and one white to kind-off match with everything. 

Something else I've been digging is changing my hair here-and-there. The braid trend has been going on since Spring, nonetheless, now we are seeing it more than ever. The reason I love it is because I have a lot of hair and it's an easy way to style the hair without fussing, specially on those hot Summer days.
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Feliz Lunes!! Estoy tan feliz de estar finalmente de vuelta de Miami! Si usted me sigue en Instagram y Twitter, entonces usted sabe que hice un viaje de dos días a MIA con Pantene. Voy a compartir fotos y más detalles en un próximo post :)

Hoy (como puede ver) estoy usando pantalones cortos. Esto es algo que nunca me ha gustado ponerme mientras crecía. Estos son por la marca Haute Hippie. Me encanta la forma en que se puede usar con toques de colores brillantes para un look de noche o con esta chaqueta melocotón para una mirada de día.

Ahora, hablemos de los sombreros. Sinceramente, tengo una relación de amor/odio con ellos. Tiendo a sólo usar sombreros cuando estoy de vacaciones, pero últimamente he estado usándolos a diarios. Añaden un toque de lujo a cualquier look. El color, el diseño y el material me recuerda a Cuba o Miami. Muy muy tropical. Me lleve este sombrero a Miami (por supuesto) y a todo el mundo le encantó. Dos personas en el avión me preguntaron donde lo compre. Voy a comprar unos cuantos más pronto. Aunque, creo que sólo necesita un blanco y un negro para combinarlo con todo.

 La tendencia de trenzas ha estado sucediendo desde la primavera, sin embargo, ahora lo estamos viendo más que nunca. La razón por la que me encanta es porque tengo un montón de pelo y es una manera fácil de peinar el cabello sin hacer mucho trabajo, especialmente en los días calurosos de verano.