Little White Dress

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{dress: Free People, similar here and here} {jacket: Mango} {bag: from a market in Zacatecas}

This past weekend my boyfriend and I stayed with some friends at a cabin, which was the perfect excuse to pull out these cowboy boots I have had forever from the back of my closet. I always doubted wearing them because I felt like the toe was too pointy, but I just loved the pops of pink and red too much to care. Don´t you just love when you rediscover an item in your closet and it feels like you went shopping?

I paired them with a LWD (Little White Dress), one that I have worn countless times for the past three summers and probably need to replace soon because of all the holes you can´t see in these photos. Dresses are so easy during the summer, but a LWD is especially great because it pairs well with everything from sandals to heels and is light and airy.

Anything that you all have pulled out of your archives in your closets that you have been loving lately?

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Este fin pasado mi novio y yo nos fuimos a unas cabañas con unos amigos, cual fue la excusa perfecta de sacar estas botas vaqueras que he tenido por años de mi closet. Siempre los dudé porque sentí que el punto fue demasiado picudo, pero me encantó los toques de rosa y rojo, entonces se me olvidó ese detalle del punto. ¿Verdad que es lo máximo redescubrir algún artículo en tu closet y que se siente que habías ido de shopping?

Yo las combiné con un LWD (Little White Dress), uno que me he puesto miles de veces durante los últimos tres veranos y probablemente ocupo reemplazarlo pronto por los hoyitos que tiene que no pueden ver en estas fotos. Los vestidos son fáciles para el verano, pero un LWD es especialmente bueno porque combina con todo de esandalías a tacones y es ligero.

¿Hay algo en tu closet que has redescubierto en tu closet que has encantado últimamente?

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Wardrobe Essentials: Tops

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I have to admit, when putting together the list of tops for the Wardrobe Essentials Series, I was a little stumped. When I shop, I tend to gravitate towards buying dresses and then jeans and skirts which require tops to complete the look. I always get home and think, “What am I going to where with all these new skirts and pants?”

But after contemplating what should go on this list, I realized that all I need is a handful of top styles in a variety of colors. A t-shirt never goes out of style, you always need a tank of some sort for layering and a camisole for all sorts of occasions.

So here is my list of the 12 tops you need in your wardrobe:

  1. V-Neck Tee: For me this piece is probably at the top of the list because of the endless use you will get out of it. It goes with everything and can be styled in countless ways. I definitely recommend stocking up in black and gray as well, and because of the use you will get out it, invest in a good quality tee that will last you’re a good while instead of buying a new one at Target every other month.
  2. Striped Tee: Another tee that is almost as versatile as a white tee. Stripes are a classic pattern and can be paired with everything from solids to prints.
  3. Gray Tank: A loose tank is a must for layering, and for this piece, I zeroed in on the color because gray has a little more dimension than white, but is still softer than an extreme black.
  4. Camisole: A camisole is a wonderful piece that you can wear under a blazer for work and by itself for a nighttime occasion. So versatile and feminine.
  5. Silk blouse: A silk blouse is definitely an investment, but one that is worth it because it will last you for years and is another piece that easily transitions from day to night. Try searching retailers like Neiman Marcus Last Call or Nordstrom Rack for silk blouses that are heavily discounted.
  6. Lace top: Tops tend to me more basic, but a lace top has texture, is feminine and pairs just as well with boyfriend jeans as it does a pencil skirt.
  7. Button-down shirt: A classic staple. I think a lot of times, or at least in my case, we associate white button downs with stiff shirts for the workplace, but you can find this piece in a variety of styles and cuts to fit your personal style.
  8. Wrap top: I wasn´t going to put this on the list, but a wrap top is so flattering on all body styles, and I think every woman should have one in whatever style suits her best.
  9. Soft sweater: Not all of us can afford cashmere, although it is a great investment, there is nothing cozier and more comfortable than a soft sweater during the fall and winter months.
  10. Black turtleneck: The ultimate layering piece in the winter. Wear it under vests, sweaters, cardigans, jackets or by itself with skirts or jeans.
  11. Slouchy sweatshirt: A few sporty chic items have earned themselves a permanent spot in our wardrobes, with a sweatshirt being one of them. There is nothing more comfortable to wear or travel in than a cozy sweatshirt.
  12. Chambray shirt: Another button-down shirt that goes with EVERYTHING in your closet.

Let me know what you think of this list—if you would add or take anything away! You can read the lists I put together for Wardrobe Essential Shoes and Outerwear here and here.


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Camo Jacket + Pops of Red

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{jacket: Lily Aldridge x Velvet (old), similar here and here} {tee: Tildon, similar here} {shorts: Levi´s} {heels: Jeffrey Campbell x Free People, identical here} {bag: Balenciaga}

When it´s 100 degrees outside, I can´t really think about wearing anything else but a t-shirt and cut-offs. We are at that time of year where we dress to beat the heat, not dress to impress. Anybody else with me?

This outfit doesn´t have a “wow” factor but I needed to be practical, so I instead relied heavily on key pieces like a lightweight jacket and casual heels. Wearing a jacket more than 5 minutes is obviously out of the question when you are outside, but it really pulls the outfit together and is a great piece to have on hand when the AC is blasting everywhere you go. The red lips and bag added pops of color, and to finish off the look, I wore a stacked heel to dress it up a little.

How are you dressing for the sweltering summer?

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Cuando son 40 grados afuera, no puedo pensar en ponerme algo más que una playerita y unos shorts de mezclilla. Estamos en esta temporada donde nos vestimos para estar frescos, no para impresionar. ¿Alguién más está conmigo?

Este outfit no tiene el factor “wow” pero buscaba ser práctica, y por esta razón dependí mucho en piezas claves como una chamarra ligera y unos tacones casuales. Obviamente ponerte una chamarra por más de 5 minutos cuando estás afuera no es opción, pero me lo puse porque hace que el look sea cohesivo y en general es una excelente pieza para tener cuando el aire a dentro de los lugares está a todo lo que da. El labial rojo y bolsa roja agregan un toque de color, y para finalizar el look me pusé un tacón de madera para elevarlo un poco.

¿Cómo te estás vistiendo para este verano infernal?

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Le Smoking

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{blazer: H&M} {top: Urban Outfitters} {jeans: 7 For All Mankind (old)} {heels: Dolce Gabanna, similar here and here} {clutch: Zara, similar here}

Photos by Leonardo Garcia from Edgar Luna Photography

Totally unintentional, but this week´s blog posts have been all about outerwear. I talked about how great a utility vest is and then I rounded up the top 10 jackets and coats every woman should own.

On that list is a black tuxedo blazer, which is probably the most transitional and versatile jackets you can own. It pairs well with everything: from jeans and a tee, to dresses, to trousers and a camisole, and is one of the few jackets that can be worn year around. I particularly love a tuxedo blazer because the satin lapels allow this piece to be appropriate for special occasions and nighttime outings.

I always say, when in doubt wear a black blazer. Throw it over anything—even your pajamas—and it will make you look good and pulled together.

I wore mine here with a cami and ripped denim, which I dressed up with sequined shoes and an embellished clutch. Pretty much all of these pieces are older than dirt, but between a black blazer and a great pair of jeans that will never go out of style and accessories that add glitz and glam, there is no need to put any of these items in the outdated pile.

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De verdad fue cero intencional, pero esta semana los posts del blog han hablado de las chamarras y abrigos. Ya hablé sobre el chaleco de utilidad y luego junté una lista de los top 10 chamarras y abrigos y chalecos que todas las mujeres deben de tener en sus guardarropas.

En esta lista está un saquito de smoking, cual es una de los sacos más versátiles y trancionales que puedes tener. Combina bien con todo: de mezclilla y una playerita, a vestidos, a pantalones con una blusita de tirantes porque las solapas de satín permiten que esta pieza sea apropiada para ocasiones especiales y salidas nocturnas.

Siempre digo que cuando tienes duda, ponte un saquito negro. Ponlo sobre cualquier cosa—hasta tu pijama—y te puedes ver bien y arreglada.

Yo combiné el mío con una blusita y mezclilla rota, cual lo arreglé con unos tacones y un clutch con lentejuelas. Básicamente todas estas piezas son viejísimas, pero entre un saquito negro y mezclilla de buena calidad que nunca sale de moda, conjunto con accesorios que agregan un toque glamoroso, no hay necesidad de poner estas piezas en el montón de cosas que ya no son actualizados.

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