Saturday, November 29, 2008

Forever in Fashion

This was one of the surprises I had mentioned before. I had the honor of being interviewed by one of my favorite Online Fashion Magazines, a blog that is always on top of the trends; Forever in Fashion.

You can view the rest of the photos (and read) the full length interview here.

As for my Holiday weekend.. Thanksgiving went really well. I did, however, eat a little more than I should have. I could barely move afterward. We had:
  • Turkey
  • Pork, Yuca, Black beans and rice (it's a Cuban thing)
  • Stuffing
  • Salad
  • Rolls
  • Sweet Potato "mash" (by me)
  • And my Pumpkin soup
  • Pumpkin pie for dessert, along with chocolate almonds and cherry pie
  • There were enough leftovers to eat it all again last night, even. Wow!
What I've done over the long weekend so far:
  • Went shopping and found 3 great pairs of shoes; hugely on sale. My favorite? A pair of Nine West ankle booties in black patent leather goodness.
  • Had a picnic in the middle of the Everglades National park.
  • Took a lot of outfit photos, courtesy of the hubby and my brother.
Hoping your Holiday was a lovely one! And again, thank you Forever in Fashion for the beautiful layout and inclusion of my interview on your page.


I will be posting something new later today, sorry, it's just that things have been so hectic with the Holidays, family parties and such. I promise to update really soon, by tonight, most definitely! ♥

Photo: TheFashionSpot

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Something to Stomp around in!

Sweater vest: Barneys New York. Leggings: Danskin. Scarf: forever 21. Military boots: Secondhand.

You might remember this outfit from my vlog here.

I. Some fast Facts about a few Fashion Chalet favs!
  • I have seen Napoleon Dynamite at least 20 times ... and counting.
  • I love re-reading old fashion magazines, never know when you might get re-inspired!
  • I find cooking to be just as fun and enjoyable as Fashion is for me.
  • I can't ever pass up a piece of cheesecake, especially when graham cracker crust is involved. Yum.
  • I finally saw Wall-E. I love him. I love Eve. Best movie EVER! Get it, if you haven't already done so.

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II. A few topics of interest I thought you might like to know about.
  • is excited to announce a re-launch of their website. The new and improved site includes features such as a shop-able Lookbook, search navigation with sorting options, easy checkout process, a wish-list option, and detailed pictures.To celebrate this new launch they are hosting a $500.00 Shopping Spree for One Week Only! Tuesday, November 25 through Monday December 1, one lucky winner is going to receive a $500 Shopping Spree from Set up an account and sign up for their e-mail list to receive special deals and promotions along with style tips.
  • MADE jewelry have also just launched a new website and are having a HUGE online Black friday sale (11/28--11/30) --with everything (including their new collection) marked 40% down!!! You can check out their beautiful and unique pieces MADE jewelry.

I hope all of you have a lovely Holiday (for those of you celebrating) and are enjoying the extra long weekend. I'm off, tomorrow, to spend the entire weekend with family and friends and hopefully taking lots of photos of my outfits as well. CHEERS!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Silence and Noise

T-Shirt: do-it-yourself. Headband and Belt: vintage. Sunglasses: Urban.
Jeans: Frankie B. Bag: Gifted, thanks Mom! Heels: Aldo.

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On my mind today....
  • I want/need to buy some new batteries for my camera.
  • Thanksgiving (long weekend away, here I come!!!)
  • I'll be making my infamous Sweet potato 'Mash' and Pumpkin soup!
  • 'Photoshoot' over the long weekend, with my brother. *he took these above.
  • Two very exciting surprises soon to come for the blog!
  • My new shoes making their way to me by mail.
  • My nail polish collection.
  • Jen Brill, I call her "The Brillster" lol.. I'm such a goober.
  • Sleeping in and reading in bed; hot chocolate bedside.
  • Getting started with my Christmas shopping!!!
  • Wanting a laptop!
  • Kate Moss STYLE book, still covet it, still need it...
  • Hoping for a kitten or a puppy this Holiday season!!
  • I dedicate La femme chocolat by Olivia Ruiz to Daisy Chain! :D
  • Being thankful for my family, friends, love, health & loyal readers... all of you!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I Love You; Every Single One of You!

Immeasurable thanks to Melissa (AMARILLO) and Nita (LITTLE SNEAK INTO MY LIFE) for honoring me with the distinguished 'I Love Your Blog' award. Just to be among so many wonderful bloggers whom I personally count as inspirational, is above and beyond.

&& Thanks to, (LE FLASSH) for her fun question tag:

Where is your mobile phone? BEDSIDE TABLE. Where is your significant other? SHOPPING. Your hair color? DARK BROWN . Your mother? I ADMIRE HER STRENGTH. Your father? SILLY. Your favorite thing? LAUGHING WITH MY BROTHER. Your dream last night? ROMANTIC. I WAS BEING SERENADED! Your dream goal? TO BECOME A WELL KNOWN WRITER OR STYLIST. The room you're in? QUIET. Your hobby? WRITING. Your fear? SNAKES. Where do you want to be in 6 years? ESTABLISHED. Where were you last night? HAVING DINNER. What you're not? PATIENT. One of your wish-list items? TRIPOD. Where you grew up? MIAMI. The last thing you did? PLAYED WITH THE NEIGHBOR'S KITTEN; RICKY. What are you wearing? SWEATS; IT'S COLD OUT FOR ONCE. Your TV? HD. Your pets? NONE, YET. Your computer? MY BABY. Your mood? TIRED. Missing someone? NO. Your car? COMFORTABLE. Something you're not wearing? RINGS. Favorite shop? BLUSH. Your summer? 6 MONTHS AWAY. Love someone? YES! Your favorite colour? PURPLE. When is the last time you laughed? LAST NIGHT. When is the last time you cried? WHEN I MISSED MY GRANDPA.

And so now, since I cannot pick my two favorite blogs... how could I? I love each and every single one of your blogs. And so, I pass on this award for you to display on your own blogs; if you choose to do so. Completely optional not obligatory. Thanks again for your loyal readership and positive energy. It's because of your energy, support and inspirational ideas that keep this blog going!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

“Bad girls always wear red nail polish; on their toes.”

I thought I'd make this particular post a little bit about the things I most enjoy. Gilmore girls for one, where the idea for the title of this post came from. Getting to know Erika (Fashion Chalet) a little bit better, means spending time with me at the bookstore; sipping a latte while pouring over a myriad of Fashion magazines. Scouring Vintage boutiques for the perfect, already worn in, leather boots and bags. An afternoon lunch at Sweet Tomatoes; salad and soup anyone? How about a walk in the park with a great book to read under a large shady tree? Oversized sunglasses in tow, of course. Target, Nordstrom and Barnes & Noble are other frequented haunts. Classical music soothes me. The Olsens inspire me. Audrey Hepburn is who I aspire to be. Rodarte, Balmain and Louboutin are what I crave most. Chanel is my makeup. America is my homeland. Fashion is my passion. Shoes are my compulsion. Juicy Couture is my guilty pleasure. American Apparel makes my heart beat. Marc Jacobs used to make my heart soar. Forever 21 leads me to great dresses and off beat jewelry. John Galliano, a genius in my eyes. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein still makes me cry. Fringe is my favorite accessory on everything. I 'd love to walk in Carine Roitfeld's shoes for a day. Jak and Jil make me crave my addiction that much more. And, I anxiously anticipate the release of Where The Wild Things Are movie, slated for October 2009.

Dress: Vintage. Cardigan: Marc Jacobs. Tights: Target. Ankle Fringed Booties: Bakers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Stylish techniques of model, Jen Brill.

'Tis the Season to be fashionable! Key ingredients play as important a role in dressing, this time of year, as they do in baking the perfect pumpkin pie. Luckily, you need only a few basic statement pieces and accessories to achieve this jubilant Seasonal look. Model, Jen Brill, shows us how to nail it, just in time for the Holidays!
  • Red party lipstick
  • Brightly colored dresses
  • Statement accessories
  • Vampy vixen heels
Sources: Sephora, Topshop, Sophomore, and Net-a-Porter.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Eastern Glow

I'm over the moon with my Foley + Corinna leather bag in delectable eggplant. Thanks to the wonderful Shop Therapy contest, I was able to win this magnificent handbag. The leather is incredibly supple. You guys are amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'm also extremely thrilled with my new Oxford studded booties, courtesy of Newport News. I love you guys!! My brother was in town for the day, thus the outdoor shots this time around. Very exciting stuff. I had a blast pairing the minidress with knee socks, a la Silver. In other exhilirating news, I was happy to find myself featured in a website called Web Fashion Awards among many other stylish bloggers whom I greatly admire. Vote and comment for my featured entry here? Many thanks in advance. Another surprise to come; still in the works.

Lace Blouse: Vintage (Grandmom's, handmade.) Dress: Bloomingdales. Knee socks: Juicy Couture. Booties: Newport News. Handbag: Foley + Corinna.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Something for the Weekend

Currently obsessing over ...

- fringe everything; from bags to boots!!

- ankle booties and oxfords

- not too happy about Lipstick Jungle getting cancelled


Brooke Shields: Lipstick Jungle Not Canceled

- MK and A Olsen's Influence

- Headscarves

- caramello candy bars are the best

- buying WALL-E when it comes out, because I haven't seen it yet

Photo: JakandJil

Friday, November 14, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake!

This weekend I will be celebrating my Grandmother's 83rd Birthday with some of my family. There is sure to be lots of laughter, cake and cheer in store. My Grandmother may be turning 83, but she still has the spirit of a teenager. "Laughter is the greatest medicine," she always says. I also anticipate seeing Madagascar Escape 2 Africa.

My Mom called today saying a rather large package arrived in my name. Here's hoping it's the exquisite eggplant Foley + Corinna bag I won from Shop Therapy. Thank you. Another exciting surprise was to find myself featured on the other Erika's blog today. Thank you, darling!! You inspire me, too. Here's to a weekend filled with enjoyable escapades all fueled by excitement. I hope you are all taking full advantage of the lovely weather this weekend.

dress, belt and boots: all Vintage; the belt was my Mom's.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Waiting for my Ship to come, but my Ship's not coming back ...

After enjoying a leisurely brunch in Miami Beach at News Cafe, I decided to pop into Barnes & Noble on my way home. Namely to pick up the Kate Moss Style book. To my dismay, it was already SOLD OUT!!!! Did anyone manage to get their hands on it? I want details!! For now, it will just have to go on my ever expanding Christmas Wish List ...

Dress: forever 21.
American Apparel.
forever 21.
Bracelets & Rings:
a varied mix (from a collection I started in Junior High!)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Queen of Hearts, I like strawberries with my wine

I was drawn to this blouse after having seen Nicole Richie in this little Chanel number. The tiny images of airplanes and yachts really grabbed my attention. Not to mention the bright pop of red, which is always a fun color to have in your wardrobe. For the new readers, I previously wore this top in my first v-log here.

An exciting email arrived for me this morning! I had to jump up and dance a little. The special surprise is on its way to me via snail mail, as we speak. It's ever so gorgeous, in all it's purple (my favorite!) splendor.

Top, belt and bag: Vintage. Shorts: Guess. Heels: forever 21.

Source for Nicole Richie: