Jul 27, 2015

Target Denim 14 Day Challenge


Compensation was provided by Target Via Mode Media. As always all opinions are my own.
I am a denim girl; I simply love denim jeans. For as long as I can remember I have always felt my best when I am wearing jeans. So when target challenged me to live in their new and improved denim for 14 days straight I did not hesitate to say "Challenge accepted".  When it came down to getting ready for this challenge, I felt more than ready; this was my thing. Little did I know that my Style Accomplices over at Target were going to throw in a minor curveball. It wouldn't be challenge if they didn't, right? Of course not. Now here’s a little 411 about me: when it comes to denim jeans I stick to my tried and true styles like the skinny jean and the boyfriend jean. Everything else I pretty much never even look at. Well ladies and gents, My Style Accomplices over at Target were kind enough to send me a mid-rise skinny, a high rise jegging, a boyfriend jean and last but not least the "curve ball" FLARED jeans.

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On the first day of the challenge I decided to wear the pair that I was most afraid of wearing: the Mossimo Denim High Rise Flare. I am only 5'3.5"  inches tall and the flare jean and this short girl have never really gotten along, but these were different, a good different. As soon as I pulled them on I instantly looked taller, my legs looked longer than ever and I just felt so chic. I immediately thought of so many different looks I could create with this pair, I knew this was going to be the pair I was going to reach for more than once during this 14-day challenge. It can be dressed up or down and best part of it all- the fabric is super soft and stretchy making it extra comfortable.

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The Jegging was another pair that I was not so sure of when I first saw it. I immediately loved the dark wash (my favorite wash on a denim) but, as a mommy of two I just wasn't sure this would be a flattering fit for my post baby body. When I hear Jegging I immediately think leggings, and this mommy has not worn a pair of leggings or anything that form fitting in a very long time. Once again I was shocked to see how amazing these looked and felt. I will tell you right now these were my absolute favorite. I wore these everywhere, to doctors appointment with the kids, a night out with my girls, and a few times to run errands. They are just so versatile and they go with everything and did I mention comfortable? Yes, the jegging is my new best friend. So watch out guys because you will be seeing these a lot in future outfit posts.


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My tried and true (the skinny jean and the boyfriend jean) were exactly what I expected.  They are comfortable, versatile, and the perfect fits for my body type. I probably could have gone a size smaller on the boyfriend jeans, but that’s what I love about boyfriend jeans, they don't have to be perfect. They are meant to look easy and relaxed and this pair did not disappoint. Overall I am so thankful to the style accomplices over at Target for forcing me to get out of my comfort zone and trying something different. I feel like I'm adding an entire new wardrobe to my closet by adding my new favorite fits the Flared and the Jegging.



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You to can take on the challenge by stopping by your local target store to try out the new and improved Target Denim. What's even better is that starting July 26th, you can try on Target denim in the store to receive $10 off. Find your style @targetstyle

XOXO
Nadia







Jul 16, 2015

VIP Summer Concert with With Wild Turkey American Honey


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Last Thursday I was invited to attend one of the Hudson RiverRocks Summer Concerts, by Wild Turkey American Honey. I was part of a group of bloggers invited to enjoy the concert from their VIP area behind the stage. There we had the option of enjoying either an American Honey Lemonade (made with Wild Turkey American Honey bourbon of course) or American Honey on the rocks. I went with the American Honey lemonade; it just seemed like the perfect beverage for the occasion. As it turns out, it really was the perfect drink choice, refreshing and tasty. One of the perks of ordering the lemonade was that it was being served in plastic mason jars. By now you all know I am a sucker for little details like that, so needless to say I just couldn't help but take photos of my yummy drink.

The view from the VIP area was stunning; we had the river behind us and the NYC skyline up front. There was also an area to the side where we could go stand and watch the performances as they went on. American Honey also had tables in the VIP area and when I first got there, I thought the giant blocks on the tables were center pieces for decor, but it turns out they were a giant Wild Turkey American Honey version of Jenga. I did not get to actually play, but I was really entertained watching others have a go at it. The night ended in a torrential down pour, Megan, Jen and I had to get creative and use the plastic table clothes from the tables at the VIP tent as ponchos and if you follow me on SnapChat you got a laugh out loud glimpse of what we looked like walking around in our makeshift ponchos. I had a great time hanging out with American Honey and the group of bloggers that attended; overall a perfect unpredictable summer night in NYC.
If you would like to attend a Husdson River Rocks concert this summer, you still have time. There are two more concerts scheduled for July 23rd and August 6th– best part of it all, it's FREE!

American Honey is the original honey bourbon, made with real honey and real bourbon. Serve up your summer with American Honey! Follow American Honey at Facebook.com/AmericanHoney.


XOXO
Nadia

Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon
Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon
Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon

Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon
Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon

Jul 14, 2015

Premios Juventud Party Sin Traducción

Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media, however all opinions expressed are my own.


Premios Juventud (Youth Award) is one of my favorite Latin award shows. I remember always watching with my mom and taking in all the little details from the red carpet, performances and their creative awards such as "Most Electrifying Guy Jock" in the spor;ts category or "Catchiest Tune" of the year award. On the day Premios Juventud came on, I was allowed to do all my chores "Ahorrita" (later) because I did not want to miss any of the performances and awards. Now I like to keep the tradition of watching with my mom and those close to me, but I like to add a little more fun by hosting a small yet awesome and fun viewing party.

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target Sin Traducción

To get all of my party needs I went to my favorite one-stop-shop, Target. There I was able to get decor and snacks for the occasion and all for an amazing deal. With some creativity I was able to come up with some cute DIY decor and create a fun game to play while watching the red carpet and the performances.  I first stopped by the "Dollar Spot" and I immediately spotted some glitter black and gold numbers. I knew they were perfect for a viewing party game I had in mind. I purchased some cocktail straws and hot glued them on to the numbers. You can use these numbers during the red carpet and during each performance to score what you thought of each outfit and/or performance. It's a fun way to feel like you and your guests are part of the show and it can turn into a "relajo" (celebration) because we don't all always agree on everyone else’s scores. These are so easy to create and they make for fun photo props as well.


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Also at the "Dollar Spot" I found some gold washi tape and some adorable polka dot straws. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the washi tape but I knew that I would figure out how to incorporate it into my viewing party decor. As I made my way further into the store, I found a pack of clear Mason jars and I knew immediately that I was going to use the washi tape and the Mason jars together. The great thing about the tape is that all you need is a pair of scissors. Measure where you want to place the tape and cut, then, continue to measure and cut until you finish your desired pattern. For my mason jars I choose to go with vertical and horizontal stripes.

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I made a final stop at the grocery section of the store and got some chips to snack on and some soda for refreshments.  I also found a gold bowl to put the chips in, since I had already established that I was going to go with a black and gold theme for the party. In one quick trip I was able to get the essentials that I needed for my party. I love that I can continue to create a fun tradition while adding my own little touches. Premios Juventud  is definitely worth the "desvelo" (going past your bedtime) especially when you are having fun. I hope you guys enjoyed this easy, DIY and viewing party ideas.


XOXO
Nadia


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Jul 9, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Under $50

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Under $50

It is here! one of my favorite sales of the year the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I hand picked my favorites under $50 to share with you. What I love about this sale is that they include fall items and you can start working on your fall looks way in advance and at a discounted price. Click on the images for direct link to the item on the Nordstrom Website
 
I am obsessed with big scarfs, there is something so cozy about them. This hinge plaid scarf is perfect for the fall the colors will go with different color jackets and sweaters and for those not so warm but not so cold days it can be worn on its own with a top like pictured on the model. The cape trend seems to be going strong and it is a must have for the fall. I love the neutral colors in this Vince Camuto Cape can be styled in so many different ways. I picture myself wearing it with tall boots and to accessorize I would add a hat.





 
These vegan leather bags are by far my favorite on this list of items under $50. I love the hunter green tote shoulder bag. I am all about a versatile stylish bag that I can use on the go and this one is everything and more and it is only $31.90! a steal if you ask me. The black bucket bag, is something I've had on my wish list since they've made a comeback, I just haven't found the right one until now. This comes with an adjustable strap which is important for us shorter girls, who don't want this hanging by our knees. This one is also on sale for $31.90.


Lately I've been drawn to the The trapeze ($38.90) dress because it is so versatile and comfortable. This cute dress can be worn with thigh highs for a more sultry look, ankle booties for a more casual look or pumps and some accessories for a date night .
The sweater shirt tunic dress (38.90) can also be worn in different ways. The long back gives enough coverage to the back side allowing for it to be worn as a dress, I picture myself wearing this with thigh high boots when wearing it as a dress. For those crisp chilly falls days I would wear with leggings. Last the gorgeous olive color maxi dress ($49.90) is another perfect day or night look, it is also something you can wear now in the summer and into the fall. In the fall i would add a cute leather moto jacket. 


Last but not least this sale includes beauty products from some of my favorite beauty brands. Not all department stores include beauty products in their sales so I definitely try to take advantage of this and I go for my favorites. When I saw the Anastasia brow dip my mouth dropped, this is currently one of my favorites and I use it every day to fill in my eyebrows. On their own each of the items in this set cost:  Pomade $18, Brush $18, and the brow gel is $22 a total of $58. These all come as a set for $36!! that is a steal.  I love a nude lip in the fall, I tend to wear a lot of brights lipsticks in the summer but feel like nude and brown tones are perfect for the fall. Set is perfect all for $29.50 another amazing deal. The Clinique eye makeup remover set is also a must have, we all know how hard it is to remove eye makeup and I've used this one before and it has worked great, so this immediately went in my cart ($29.50). 

I know the sale is currently opened to card holders, and if you are like me you probably hate department store cards, but I have good news for you! Nordstrom has a Debit card option, you use it like a credit card but the cash is taken out of your bank account and you enjoy the exact same benefits as a regular card holder, points, early access and all that good stuff! head on over to their website for more information on that and Happy Sale Shopping! 

XOXO
Nadia 

Jun 15, 2015

Father's Day Sin Traducción


Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media, however all opinions expressed are my own.

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and I cannot wait to celebrate with the most important men in my life (my husband, uncles, step-father and my brother who is due to become a dad on 6/16) and fill them with appapachos because they deserve to be spoiled, loved and cared for on their special day. For my family, celebrating the special men in our family means gathering everyone together for either a BBQ or family dinner. There we spend countless hours telling jokes, stories and catching up sobremesa (when the food is gone but conversations are still going at the dinner table). These men work so hard and are all very inspirational in their own way; my uncles and step-father were all the best dads a girl could ask for, they set the bar high. I knew that the man that I would marry would have to have a lot of those same qualities and lucky for me I found that guy.


This year my husband will be celebrating his 5th fathers day and his first as a father of two. He is not the easiest person to shop for because he is so simple. I like to find gifts that are a little more personal and the more personal the gift, the harder it is to find. Lucky for me, there is a Target right by my house (I practically live there) and while on one of my many trips there I was able to aprovechar (take advantage) that I was already there shopping for some house necessities and I stopped by the men’s department to look for some Father’s Day gifts. I was able to find the most perfect gifts from me and one specially selected item from the kids.  Best of all, it was all conveniently located in one section and that just made it so easy to select and go.


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My husband is a craft beer fanatic; he loves to try new beers. Over the holidays I got him an at-home beer making kit. With all the summer BBQ's coming up I know he is excited to share his brew with friends and family, so I got him a bottle caddy that is perfect for him to carry his homemade beers to and from. Keeping with the beer theme, I also got him a bottle opener that he can nail to a wall outside so that when he hosts a BBQ there can be one location for opening bottles. From the kids I had my 5 year old daughter select something of her choice and this one is extra special because she just learned how to read and she was able to read most of the t-shirts and caps on display and was really excited about selecting a navy blue t-shirt that reads "Coolest Dad Ever." I think it is the perfect t-shirt for my husband to estrenar (wear right away) on Fathers Day.

I look forward to celebrating my uncles, step-dad and my brother (the soon-to-be dad) but I especially look forward to celebrating my husband because he is absolutely the most amazing dad to my kids. I know that when they get older they will look back and they will forever appreciate all that he has done and will continue to do for them.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!!

XOXO
Nadia

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May 28, 2015

Day #730

vineyard
vineyard

Top: Forever21 only $15 (HERE)
Jeans: Forever21
Sandals: Forever21 (HERE)
Sunnies: Forever21 (HERE)

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off the shoulder top
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vineyard
vineyard

This past weekend my Husband and I visited Alba Vineyard in New Jersey to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary (5/25/13). My husband had planned it but we had not decided on a place until last minute. This vineyard was not as far as some of the long island ones and it had great reviews so we decided to give it a try. It turned out to be such a beautiful place and we had such a good time. They offer , tastings, tours and they had this little outside area where you can order freshly made brick oven pizza, drink wine (from their vineyard of course) and they have a live band. The band was great they played so many of my favorite songs, if you follow me on Snap chat you might have seen some snippets from this day. It was definitely great to spend some quality time with the hubby without any interruptions from the kids LOL (shout out to my Tia Joselyn for watching the kids) and I owe it all to my hubby for coming up with such a fun thing to do on our anniversary, I really needed a day like that, thanks Babe!
Now on to my outfit, I unintentionally wore forever21 everything, literally from head to toe. I tried on a few bottoms with this top but these high waisted jeans were the perfect match and they are just so comfy that I knew they would work perfect to walk around at the vineyard. The top Is absolutely gorgeous and so girly. Underneath the lace there is a crop top band and then the lace drapes over that. I love the crop top trend but I don't like showing too much skin, it also depends on where you are going and in this case this style was more appropriate. Another trend that I am loving for this summer is the off the shoulder look. I've seen so many variations of this trend, from dresses, tops and jumpers and I want them all. I seriously have been on the hunt for the prefect off the shoulder dress and when I find it I will be sure to let you all know, but if you see one that you think I should take a look at please let me know, I would love to check it out. I hope you guys like this look, so far it is one of my favorites for this summer, let me know what your favorite summer trends are.

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El pasado fin de semana mi marido y yo visitamos Alba Vineyard en Nueva Jersey para celebrar nuestro  segundo aniversario de boda (5.25.13). Mi marido lo había planeado, pero no había decidido en un lugar hasta el último minuto. Este viñedo no esta tan lejos como algunos de los viñeros en Long Island y tenía muy buenas recomendaciones así que decidimos visitar este lugar. Resultó ser un lugar tan hermoso y pasamos un buen tiempo. Ofrecen, degustaciones, tours y tenían una pequeña zona exterior donde se puede pedir una pizza hecha al horno de ladrillo y beber vino (de sus viñedos, por supuesto) y tienen una banda en vivo. La banda era genial tocaron muchas de mis canciones favoritas, si me sigues en Snap Chat podría haber visto algunos videos cortos de este día. Definitivamente fue genial para pasar algún tiempo de calidad con mi marido sin interrupciones de los niños LOL (Un abrazo a mi Tia Joselyn por cuidarme los niños) y le doy mil gracias a mi marido por dar con algo tan divertido para celebrar nuestro aniversario, realmente necesitaba un día como ese, gracias Amor!
Ahora a mi  look, yo sin querer me puse todo Forever21, literalmente, de pies a cabeza. Me trate varias faldas y pantalones con esta blusa, pero estos pantalones jeans de cintura alta fue el que complemento perfecto y son tan cómodos que yo sabía que iba a funcionar perfecto para pasear por la viña. La blusa es absolutamente preciosa y  femenino. Debajo de los encajes hay una banda superior estilo crop top . Me encanta la tendencia crop top, pero no me gusta mostrar demasiada piel, y también  depende de a dónde vaya y en este caso este estilo era más apropiado. Otra tendencia que estoy amando para este verano son los tops que enseñan el hombro. He visto tantas variaciones de esta tendencia, desde vestidos, tops y jumpsuits y los quiero todos. Yo en serio he estado en busca de el vestido prefecto en este estilo, y cuando lo encuentre se los voy a demostrar, pero si encuentras uno y crees que le debería de echar un vistazo  por favor hágamelo saber, me encantaría verlo. Hasta ahora esta tendencia es uno de mis favoritos para este verano, qual es el tuyo?

XOXO
Nadia

May 26, 2015

Mothers Day Again

This is part of a sponsored campaign with P&G and Orgullosa However, all opinions expressed are my own.



Being a mom is the hardest and most rewarding job I will ever have. I never thought that I could love two little human beings so much. The day I became a mother was both the best day  and the scariest day of my life. I all of sudden had this huge responsibility and I kind of had to just learn as I went.  Although to be honest people are not kidding when they say,  a lot of it comes natural and you kind of just know what to do (sometimes) . Constantly thinking if your doing the right thing, being torn between what your doctor says and what your mom, grandma, aunts and uncles say and just wondering if you have made the right choices can be overwhelming but I've learned that those are all part of motherhood and I have come to terms that I will continue to worry for the rest of their lives for one thing or the other  and there is no changing that. My kids are my Orgullo (pride and joy).  They keep me busy, and sometimes they can drive me crazy, but then they do or say something that just melts my heart and a bad day suddenly turns into the most wonderful day ever.
So it is great to have a day where you are reminded that you are doing a good job and that all that you have done is appreciated, it is even nicer when you get to celebrate it twice in one month. In the Dominican Republic we celebrate mothers day on the last Sunday of the month and being a Dominican American my family always celebrated both cultures so we celebrate mothers  day twice. I love embracing both cultures and I love passing that down to my kids the same way my mom passed it down to me. We don't do anything Crazy we just get together with family and celebrate all the moms and it is an excuse to dress up and look pretty.
Being a mom of two I hardly get enough time to get dolled up, but thanks to Covergirl I only need three products to get me ready and looking Easy Breezy and fabulous in no time. My current favorites and must haves are the Colorlicious Lipstick, the Stay Brilliant nail polish and the Lash Blast volume mascara. If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen the look I created using these amazing products.  The Colorlicious lipsticks come in 36 different shades grouped in four different color families of nudes, pinks, reds and plum. How fabulous is that? you can have a different lipstick color on, one for each day of the month and then some. The Stay Brilliant nail polish comes in 38 different brilliant shades for you to get creative with any design you want and it combines a base coat, high-gloss color and a chip resistant top coat, perfect for the Mami who like me is constantly washing bottles, giving baths and washing hands. Being able to feel good an look good are very important and I think all moms should be able to have a moment to take care of themselves even if that is for one day. I want to wish all Moms a wonderful mothers day, because to me Mothers day should be everyday! and a very special Mothers day to my strong and beautiful Dominican mothers.
Below I will leave you with a very special video that my Daughter and I were a part of. Get your tissues ready because this one is a tear jerker.
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XOXO
Nadia