October Wishlist

October is the month where I truly feel a transition into fall. I pull out my boots, paint my nails dark colors, and light fall scented candles. Here are some items I’m obsessing over this fall.
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Breast Cancer

 One may feel guilty when shopping, but when a portion of your money can go to a worthy cause, why hesitate? The brands below empower women to feel pretty and powerful.

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Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every Peony Set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Exclusively at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide and on http://www.bobbibrown.com while supplies last. ($60)

s1659242-main-LheroStock up on one of Clinique‘s best sellers while giving back. This special-edition of the reformulated moisturizer, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, creates smooth, healthy-looking skin and will donate $10 to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. This $47 product is available online for $38.

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Purity Made Simple is Philosophy‘s award-winning cleanser. It’s special charity pink ribbon edition, available at Ulta and online, supports the women’s cancer research fund. ($28)

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Pinkberry will make a donation to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for every swirl sold in October.

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pink_lokai_final-edit_2__1_9Lokai will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for ever limited-edtion pink bracelet sold in the month of October. Available online for $18.

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Diane Von Furstenberg will donate 100% of proceeds from this light, colorful scarf going to the Bright Pink organization that supports breast cancer research. Available online and in select stores for $98.

pink-polo-hat-ictcrop_galShop Ralph Lauren‘s Pink Pony collection and at least 25% of the purchase price will go to the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, which supports programs for education, research, treatment, patient navigation and prevention. Available online, in-stores, Macy’s and Bloomingdales.

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January 2015 Favorites

This is a new section in my blog where I share products I’ve used and abused each month. These are beauty products, clothes, and miscellaneous items that I personally own and used mostly throughout the month of January. You can shop any of my favorites by the clicking links in the titles.

Ripped Skinny Jeans 

They are perfect for night or day and hot or cold. This is an easy D.I.Y. anyone can do.

Selfie Stick

It is easy to carry in your purse when traveling and is the best way to make sure you get everyone in the shot. #Selfie

Coconut Oil

I have not tested it out for cooking, but I’ve been using this twice a month as a mask for my hair and I’ve noticed a huge difference. My hair looks and feels healthier. I leave it in for a couple hours and then shampoo several times to rinse it out.

Essie Nail Polish in “Mink Muffs”

A neutral nail color perfect for the fall and winter seasons.

Backpacks

I just purchased a faux leather backpack for school and I couldn’t be happier. It’s much more practical and comfortable for carrying my books and items on campus. Plus, it’s stylish.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick in the color “Latte”

I own several of these lipsticks and I’m obsessed with the creamy formula. Many matte lipsticks tend to dry out the lips but these moisturize and hydrate. “Latte” is the perfect warm, neutral brown color for the winter and I can’t take it off my lips.

L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara

This is my holy grail mascara. If you love long, spidery lashes like me, this is the mascara for you. It nearly doubles the length of my lashes and looks natural. Test it out on your bottom lashes and see how much brighter and open it makes your eye appear.

Acrylic Boxes 

I love how they keep my vanity/desk organized. They are an easy and stylish way to keep your make-up visible and in reach.

Duster Coats

Channel your inner New Yorker and style them up or down on a chilly, winter day.

Sneakers

 These New Balance sneakers are perfect for running errands and a day of classes. They prove you can be comfortable and stylish too.

Beauty Blender

I gave into the hype and I’m obsessed! Not only is the Beauty Blender adorable, but it gives you a perfect completion with an even coverage and airbrush finish.

Bobbi’s Limited Edition Highlight Powder in Bronze Glow  

This highlighter is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I like to dust a bit on the top of my cheek bones, tear duct, brow bones, and nose bridge to add a subtle glow. (Sold Out) Similar

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Hello February! We usually wait until spring to add some color to our wardrobe, but this season’s color palette has focused mainly on pastel hues. Adding these colors into your wardrobe is easy and can brighten up any look.

Pastels pair perfectly with neutral colors and denim, so I did just that to meet my cousin and sister at Oak Tavern in Miami’s Design District for Happy Hour. I wore an oversized, powder pink blazer with staple pieces that you probably already have in your closet, such as a pair of boyfriend jeans, a white tee and some nude stilettos. Even though these hues are delicate, you can add some edge by paring them with leather and cooler, darker tones.

Whether it is an icy mint or blush pink, these colors suit any occasion.

A special thank you to Dee Mendoza at the Aventura Macy’s Bobbi Brown for the flawless makeup!

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Blazer Forever 21 / Top Forever 21 / Jeans Forever 21

Heels Valentino / Purse Vintage Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Back Pack (Discontinued) 

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Photography by Salome Arango

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A snow storm up north means a cold front down south. Unlike NYC, Miami’s weather this week has consisted of beautiful sunny skies and tempuratures in the mid and low 60’s; perfect for us (“Miami Natives”) to pull out our winter wear and try some of the season’s latest trends.

Taking advantage of the weather, I channeled my inner New Yorker and pulled out my navy blue, wool duster coat. I decided to pair the duster with pale colors underneath to create a contrast between layers. I wanted to bring out more of the navy blue in this color palette so I added my indigo Celine handbag.

I initially feared that the length of the duster would make me look short but if styled and layered properly, anyone can pull it off, day or night.

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Duster Coat H&M (Sold Out) Similar / Tee Shirt Forever 21 / Biker Jeans Zara (Sold Out) Similar 

Handbag Celine / Sunglasses Chanel / Heels Topshop (Sold Out) Similar #1#2

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Photography by Salome Arango