Chilling in Style

Beauty Fashion & Survival
December and January had record low temperatures.  During February cold fronts are expected to knock the temperatures down , but not to the extreme levels we saw in late December and the first half of January.

What to do when it’s freezing outside?  Layer, layer, layer! The combination of possibilities is limitless.

Not super savvy when it comes to layering? Here I rounded up some street style looks to inspire you.



THE LOOK:   Top: Saks; Coat: Talbots; Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana; Over-the-knee-high Suede Boots: Unisa; Hair Cut & Highlights: Claudia Soriano; Location:  Canton Street, Roswell, Georgia; Photo: MC Brownfield from Spanx.




THE LOOK:  Coat:  Theory; White shirt: Dillard’s; Pants:  Joseph Ribkoff;  Belt: Gucci; Sunglasses:  Y3; Fur Vest.  Leather clutch:  Incandela;  Hair & Highlights:  Claudia Soriano; Photos: MC Brownfield from Spanx; Location: Canton St. Roswell, Georgia.






THE LOOK:  Coat:  Zara; Leather Jacket:  BCBG MAXAZRIA; Leggins:  Dillard’s; Belt:  Gucci; Purse:  Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses: White House Black Market; Haircut & Highlights:  Claudia Soriano; Photos:  MC Brownfield from Spanx; Location:  Canton St. Roswell, Georgia.





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Stella Red

Beauty, Fashion, Jewelry

Red is such a strong and vivid color.  I love red at night.  I prefer a lighter color on my lips when wearing a red colored dress.  I’m wearing a beautiful Stella Nolasco red lace dress that is perfect for a prom or a more formal activity.  Paired with Lido Jewels. Amazing ruby earrings.  Black Gucci shoes.Stella Nolasco 9 Stella Nolasco Red 3 Stella Red Stella Nolasco Red 7 Stella Nolasco Red 4 Stella Nolasco 10 Stella Nolasco Red 5

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Mom at the Prom

Beauty, Family & Friends, Fashion, Follow

Prom time is near and one of the difficult decisions for Mom is how to dress adequately for the occasion.  This Stella Nolasco’s Lace Pantsuit is ideal for the party. You will be very fashionable, will be definitely making a fashion statement and at the same time, you’ll be comfortable.  Here, paired with amazing jewels from Lido Jewelry. Just check them out!

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Hair & Makeup: Alfredo Monterola

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Photos by Jaime Rivera

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Exquisitely Nude

Beauty, Fashion, Resort Living, Travel

 Nude is such a beautiful tone for gowns, so feminine and romantic. Love these pictures which were taken at the wonderful entrance of El Convento Hotel.

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Dress by Eclíptica; Photograph: Jaime Rivera; Makeup & Hair: Ingrid Román;  Jewelry: Letrán

The Truth Behind This Photo Shoot

Beauty, Fashion, Resort Living, Travel

Well, the dress didn’t fit. The girls from Eclíptica were in a real rush finishing dresses for “Premio lo Nuestro” and “San Juan Moda”, so they had to give me this particular dress, which is absolutely stunning but I believe it must have been a size 4 or 6, right off the runway. Okay, so I was walking around the hotel with an open back. The hotel was packed because of the blizzards and all the tourists would stare at me in astonishment. So this is what I would tell them: “Well you see, my son is getting married and we’re doing a casual photo session. I gained a little weight but, no problem, I’m on a diet right now and will definitely lose the extra pounds before the celebration. Oh dear!

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Dress: Eclíptica; Makeup & Hair: Ingrid Román; Accesories: Merodea

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Destination Wedding

Beauty, Events, Fashion, Resort Living, Travel

I don’t worry about people seeing me wear the same dresses repeatedly. I truly believe in recycling EVERYTHING.  What you can do though, is be creative. I have used this dress by Eclíptica in photo shoots prior to this one. I just updated it with a white shirt tied to the front. It makes an excellent alternative for destination weddings.  Change the accessories, add a Pamela hat and  you’re all set.  Enjoy the ride.

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Sunglasses:; Necklace: Turmelinda & Durando;  Shirt: Ralph Lauren;   Location: El Convento Hotel; Makeup & Hair: Ingrid Román; Photos: Jaime Rivera



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Black Night

Beauty, Fashion, Resort Living, Travel

I love this hotel.

The Monasterio del Señor San José de la Orden de nuestra Señora del Carmen was founded in 1651 by Doña Ana Lanzós, a wealthy widow who donated her money and her magnificent residence (a large double sloped tiled roof) in the street that since then bears the name: de las Monjas. Historian María de los Ángeles Castro tells us that the delay in the arrival of a nunnery was due to economic reasons but also for lack of since the fortifications of the city were still not complete. Three nuns brought especially from Santo Domingo served as founders.

The building was expanded between 1854 and 1861 after the original building was torn down. Governor Fernando de Norzagaray personally helped raising the necessary funds and personally inspected the work daily. Certain elements stand out in the façade of the chapel, besides the entrance, the pair of Tuscan columns, the two towers and the latticed choir arch. The frieze above the door is interrupted for a legend that never was placed. The building was closed from 1903 to 1959 and then sold. During its conversion to hotel the two towers were removed and the cross that identified the site as a temple.

In 1903 it was closed until 1959, when Robert Woolworth started the renovation to turn it into the El Convento Hotel. It reopened in 1962 to the stars of the day, including Rita Hayworth. In The 90’s it was renovated again and rechristened as Hotel El Convento, a 4 star small luxury hotel with five stories, a central courtyard, a pool on the fourth floor terrace, and great views of Old San Juan.

More to come…

Source: Wikipedia

Lovely black gown from Ecliptica.


Notice the sheer skirt beneath the dress


Love my shiny makeup. accesories. Dress by Eclîptica; Hair&Makeup: Ingrid Romån; Photos: Jaime Rivera


Detail: Sheer skirt

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