Thursday, September 26, 2013

Recent Fall Fashion Purchases!

I have been going a little crazy with my fall fashion shopping lately. Maybe it's the change in the weather, the great deals lately, or the fact that I tend to over-shop when stressed? Regardless, I have been an unstoppable shopping machine and I wanted to share some of the goodies I have gotten. With life hectic, I haven't had time to film a haul & some of these are actually still in the mail! 

It is now over, but J.Crew Code was offering 25% off your entire purchase for a a few days this past week. I like to take advantage of these codes because J.Crew does not offer them as regularly as other stores. I was browsing online and decided to head into my local J.Crew on my lunch break to see the in store selection. I love online shopping as much as anyone else, but when I have the physical store less than 10 minutes away, I prefer to shop in store!
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 I have an obsession with J.Crew necklaces, so I decided to get these two beauties. 
If you know me or have followed me for a while - you know my obsession with J.Crew Pixie Pants - they are the most comfortable amazing pair of pants you will ever encounter! These have been on my wishlist for a while because I love that they are not "in your face" leather, but very suble! I can totally see myself wearing these to the office with a longer blouse, blazer and knee high boots. Love them! 

Piperlime was also offering a code this week! It was 20% off your entire purchase, and like J.Crew, their codes are not very usual either! I had been eying these amazing booties for a few weeks now and I knew I had to get them with the sale. I cannot wait to wear these! I then took the plunge on this GORG burgundy vegan leather jacket. At under $100, this jacket is a great deal even without the code! These are both still on their way to me, so I will let you all know how I liked them! :) 
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Next up: my favorite store, my heaven, and my home - Nordstrom. I have been a loyal Nordies customer for years now, and I am not stopping anytime soon. I have a Nordstrom debit card where I earn Nordstrom notes so I have been trying to shop there for most of my purchases. 
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This t-shirt dress is perfection - so comfy and it was very affordable as well! 
I was browsing Belk a few weeks back because they actually have a pretty amazing clothing section and one of the only places to buy French Connection and Free People in Charlotte. I fell in LOVE with these skinny jeans from Joe's Jeans. I knew I would rather buy them through Nordstrom, so I ordered these last week and they got to me safe & sound (they were 10 dollars cheaper too!). They are super comfy, stretchy and sexy. Definitely recommend to those looking for that perfect pair of skinnies. At the same time, I also found this gorgeous free people floral dress that had been on my Shopbop wishlist for months now. I knew I was not going to pay $170 for this dress, and I was actually able to get it price matched through Nordstrom for belk's $80 price (another reason why I LOVE THEM). I don't mind ordering online from there because it is always free shipping, and it is just always easier for me to return in store :) 
So yes, I am a crazy shopaholic! I always love getting some fun new pieces for the fall and winter to add to my wardrobe :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sephora Beauty Haul!

I realized I never posted my latest video on my blog! I got some goodies at Sephora a few weeks back and wanted to share :)

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
Urban Decay Pressed Powder
Benefit's They're Real Mascara
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish Scrub
Benefit Boxed Powder - The Rockateur
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - Pink in Paris
Marc Jacobs Lip Gel - Understudy

As always - leave any requests or questions! :)

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Life Update: Dallas, Atlanta, weekend!

Hi guys! Life has been NUTS lately, and I hate to be neglecting my blog, but time has just not allowed it lately! September is my heavy travel month as well as our busiest time at work with three large-scale festivals we put on. Last week, I headed to Dallas and Atlanta, and got back to Charlotte on Friday! I drove to Atlanta on Tuesday because we decided to fly out of the ATL airport to save money. I grew up in Atlanta so I am totally familiar with it. However, I guess I have been spoiled with the beautiful Charlotte airport - the ATL airport is HELL on earth. To make matters worse, we flew Spirit airways. I had never flown them before and ratchet doesn't even begin to describe the state of this airplane and airline. NEVER AGAIN. I HATE not having wifi. It's 2013. TIME TO HAVE WIFI ON ALL PLANES! Rant over. We got to dallas safe and sound, which is the most important thing after all :) 

I have only been to Dallas a couple of times, but every time I go, I want to go back! I love the vibe there! I got to see my friend Courtney and we had a great time catching up! She took me to Victor Tangos and then Black Friar for drinks after (have the summer beer)! Loved both places! We flew back to Atlanta on Thursday and then had meetings on Friday morning before driving back to Charlotte! My weekend was pretty much uneventful & Sunday we had our Mexican Independence Day Festival in Greensboro, NC! Great turnout as always!
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This week I am concentrating on getting everything at work settled and fitting in sessions with my trainer. I have been slacking a bit in the gym department and need to get my ass kicked. I had my first session in over a week yesterday and damn - I AM SORE! No pain, no gain. I leave on Friday night to spend the weekend in Connecticut for one of my best friend's housewarming parties! So excited to see my best friends again!

Hope you are all having a great week so far! :)
hi from Chloe
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend Re-Cap: Charlotte Fashion Week & El Grito!

Happy Monday everyone! Ever have one of those fake weekends where you feel like Friday went directly to Sunday? TOTALLY me today! I had a work event all day Saturday and all day Sunday too! However, I did get to fit in a few non-work related activities on Friday. I was invited to attend Charlotte Fashion Week's Friday night event, and we had amazing seats to the emerging designers fashion show! It was great to meet even more bloggers and experience a live fashion show. 

The bloggers on Friday! Kenya from Kenya L Fashion Blog, Akiel from Fashionably Fashion, me, and Stephanie from The Lady Olive 
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I was super impressed with all of the collections. It was easy to get lost in the magic of it all, and I found it hard to believe that I was in North Carolina!
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Last week I got the sweetest package from my friend Stacey from Five Minute Style! She made me this adorable frame and sent me some cute hair ties - all the way from the UK! Love that girl :) - Stephani and I at Charlotte Fashion Week - With my family at Luciano's on Friday night - NHRA race on Saturday for work - the baby Chloe is staying with us again! 

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Sunday was our company's huge event celebrating Mexican Independence Day - El Grito! It was our biggest event to date and it was just great overall! 

Recent Outfits!
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Blazer: Calvin Klein (old) | Blouse: Ann Taylor (old) | Pants: J.Crew Pixie Pants | Shoes: Tory Burch (similar) | Purse: Dailylook Large Structured Handbag

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Blazer: H&M | Blouse: Loft (old) | Shorts: Sabo Skirt (don't suggest ordering from them - I returned some items and they claimed they never received them and never refunded me) | Booties: Vince Camuto (old) | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac | Necklace: House of Harlow | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: J.Crew | Ring: Henri Bendel Double Ring

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Blazer & Shirt: Nordstrom (old) | Jeans: True Religion Jeggings | Boots: Vince Camuto | Purse: Dailylook

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Sweater: H&M | Pants: J. Crew Pixie Pants | Boots: Vince Camuto | Purse: Dailylook

September & October are our busiest months at work - apart from it being Hispanic Heritage Month - it is also planning season for agencies so I am always heavy traveling during this time as well! I am off to Dallas and Atlanta tomorrow and have another Grito event on Sunday in Greensboro! Busy busy, but as always - keep up with me on my instagram! I also wanted to let you all know that my blog will be undergoing a make-over - not only in looks, but also in NAME! Yes it is, Kevin started back in 2009 and I never thought it would evolve into anything but a hobby. As time as passed and as my YouTube channel has grown, I have wanted to make my brand for a while now. Keep your eyes peeled for that! :)

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday & a Fall Fashion Haul!

Happy Friday everyone! Surprisingly, these week went by super fast - getting back into work mode and just being super busy in general tends to do that to me. Our company puts on three large-scale Hispanic Heritage events during Hispanic Heritage Month and our first one is this Sunday! This Sunday is El Grito - or Mexican Independence Day! Most people think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence day, but it is not! It is a very patriotic event perfect for the whole family & we usually average around 15-20 thousand people! It is definitely one of the coolest events we put on.

I have a lot going on this weekend! I am attending Charlotte Fashion Week again tonight and am so excited! You can follow along via my Instagram and Twitter

I did a bit of shopping these past two weeks - Fall is BY FAR my favorite season for clothes, and I filmed a haul video showing the goods I picked up! :)  

 What I bought:
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(the rompers & kimono top I bought are sold out)
Black Tobi Dress

As always - let me know if you have any questions! Also, send me video requests! :) 
Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Charlotte Fashion Week: Kickoff Party!

One of the most fun things about blogging is getting to meet other bloggers and making new friends - and it is extra fun when you get to go to amazing events with said people :) I am a part of the Charlotte Social which is a group of Charlotte-area bloggers that get together about once a month doing different activities! Definitely check it out if you are a Charlotte blogger - all of the events I have gone to have been a blast! Last week, I got an email with an invitation to Charlotte Fashion Week, and yesterday was the kick-off party! I got to hang out with the lovely girls Bre (Basically Bre) and Molly (Stilettos and Diapers) and we had so much fun talking and taking in the beautiful scenery around us. I can't wait for Friday's fashion show! 

Check out all of the Charlotte Fashion Week events going on! You can still get tickets to most of the nights! 

Loved my outfit! Romper: Tobi (sold out), Vest: Nordstrom (Mura), Aldo Studded Heels (sold out), Necklace: Henri Bendel, Double Ring: Henri Bendel, Rings from Lou Lou, Kate Spade Gramercy Watch, Tory Burch bangle (old), Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch
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 So glad to finally meet and hang out with Bre from Basically Bre - she is an amazing fashion blogger and seriously sweet and hilarious! 

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I also got to meet Molly (Stilettos and Diapers) who just moved to Charlotte three weeks ago with her hubby and 2 beautiful boys! She is such a sweetheart and it was so great to meet and hang out with her :) 

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Towards the end of the night, I got to talk a bit to Ashley and Christie from Possession Obsession - the girls behind CLT fashion week!
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It was definitely a great night! Due to work and fitting in my trainer this week after being out of town for so long, the only other event I can make it to is Friday, but I am so excited! :) 

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Happy Wednesday peeps!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

August 2013 Beauty Favorites!

A little late, but better late than never right? I don't have TOO many favorite products from the past month, but can we please acknowledge that it is already almost to mid September? SO crazy! 

Thanks for watching! As always - let me know if you would like individual reviews or demos on any of the products :) 

Monday, September 9, 2013

I'm Back!

My past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind - new york for work and then I spent the last week and a half in DC. As emotionally draining as last week was, I am feeling positive and refreshed. Both of my best friends have been so strong and inspirational, and I am just blessed to have them in my life. These experiences definitely help take life into perspective, and you realize that your little problems are really very insignificant. I consider myself a positive person, but I am going to try to be even more positive in every situation. 

Back to real life this week - SO. MUCH. WORK, getting my workouts in with my trainer and focusing on my diet, and some fun events for Charlotte Fashion Week! (keep up with me on instagram to see the pics/videos I will be posting)

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 Outfits from the past weeks: 

NYC bound for work - Brandy Melville Top, True Religon Jeggings, Vince Camuto Hadley Boots
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US Open Outfit - Urban Outfitters T-Shirt Dress, Vince Camuto Hadley Boots, Tory Burch Logo Clutch, Kate Spade & Ann Taylor Necklaces 
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Out in NYC - f21 top, bebe skirt, nordstrom 
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August Favorites & a Fall Haul video will both be up this week! Hope everyone has a great Monday :) 

Linking up with Sami! :)
Sami's Shenanigans

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Checking In

Hello loves! I wanted to share a quick update letting you all know why I have been MIA. I have been in DC since Friday helping my best friends, Sonia and Monica, deal with the passing of their amazing, loving, strong, beautiful and inspiring mother. It has been very hard watching my best friends go through something so horrible. It is in these moments that you realize what the real important things in life are. I will probably not be blogging and uploading any videos until next week. Just wanted to check in xoxo