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


Jul 16, 2015

VIP Summer Concert with With Wild Turkey American Honey


Compensation was provided by Wild Turkey American Honey® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Wild Turkey American Honey®.

Wild turkey American Honey Bourbon

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.

target Sin Traducción

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.

target Sin Traducción

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