Savvy-Shopping: Cyber Gift Guide Under $98!

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The most anticipated time of the year its right around the corner. The lights, the smell of pine tree, and the visit of estranged relatives, can only mean one thing: Holidays!! This is the time of the year to be filled with joy and spend all our paychecks on gifts for others or little treats for ourselves!

As an add-on to my Holiday Shopping Guide 101, I have a compiled a list, categorized of course!, which includes the best-kept online secrets. An array of web-stores and designers that truly carry stylish, trendy, classy and luxe-looking pieces at frugalicious prices! In addition, I have added a list of my fave go-to stores by amazing fellow bloggers! Please do not forget to check those out and support our blogging community.

Which gifts are on your wishlist? Remember: It’s Always A Matter of Class Not Cash!
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Wearable Whims: Ludovika Koch for Art Basel

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 was an incredible experience. The art, the designs, the parties and also the fashion. During this time of the year, fashionistas and jet-setters come to Miami to showcase their most daring and artsy outfits, and enjoy the cool weather.


Ludovika Koch is a young fashion designer and model who really caught my eye. Her creative and inspiring designs are innovative and very reminiscent of the androgynous pieces from Jean Paul Gauthier and Christian Dior. Despite of been so young, Koch is a very creative and innovative girl who knows how to use different materials, textures and artistic techniques to create fashion masterpieces. Her talent its undeniable and her fascination with vibrant colors, flora and fauna make her designs very romantic, feminine and sophisticated. Ludovika uses fashion as a way of creating vivid art by turning the fabrics into living canvases. Continue reading

Marvelous Mode: A Make-A-Wish Cinderella Story

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I had the pleasure and honor of attending the Make-A-Wish Ball benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida. The theme was Bollywood, and as expected, the decor and ambience were a true reflection of beautiful India. The Make-A-Wish Foundation it’s a cause very close to my heart. I firmly believe that giving children the opportunity to smile and fulfill a dream its one of the most selfless things a person can do. Seeing a sick child battling a deadly disease, with a smile on their face and their spirit uplifted, it’s simply priceless. As a mom myself, I can only imagine and be compassionated, about fellow parents hurt when having to see their child go through medical treatments and painful recoveries.

I can only dream about been lucky enough to Make a child’s Wish one day! There are so many ways to get involved with this organization and helping children, and their families, receive much deserved good news! For all my readers, and friends not living in SoFla, there are other Make-A-Wish chapters which you can reach out to and volunteer your time for. It’s as easy as to promote awareness about this wonderful cause with a tweet, Facebook status, sharing stories, referring children to the org and even sharing this post!

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I chose an elegant Cinderella style black beaded gown with colorful accesories. Bollywood inspired make-up, with defined cheeks and eyes, and deep red lips! My nails had 3 layers of the most used Indian hues: Purple, Fuchsia and Orange/ Escogí un vestido negro muy a lo Cenicienta con accesorios coloridos. Maquillaje inspirado en Bollywwod con ojos y mejillas definidas, y labios rojo profundo. Mis uñas tenían 3 capas de los colores más usados en India: morado, fuchsia y naranja.

* Aidan Mattox Embroidered-Bodice black beaded gown with tulle skirt/ Vestido con falda de tul y encrustaciones de piedras negras.
* Christian Louboutin Platinum Paillette Heels with a BCBG Max Azria Back Diamond Shoe Clip/ Tacones con Lentejuelas  en Platino y Clip BCBG Max Azria de Piedras Negras para los Zapátos.
* Jewelmint ‘Sugar Pop’ Earrings/ Aretes ‘Pop de Azúcar’
* Jewelmint ‘Flower’ Ring/ Anillo de Flores
* Vintage Glass & Swarovski Crystal Bracelets/ Brazaletes de Vidrio y Piedras Swarovski.
* Amorium ‘Snake’ Black Hand Jewelry/ Joya de mano con Serpiente Negra.
* Nordstrom ‘Birch’ Crystal Ring/ Anillo con forma de Halcón en piedras.
* Nordstrom Black Glitter and Diamond Clasp Clutch/ Cartera de Mano de Escarcha Negra con Cierre en Diamante.
* Bdry BlowBar Did My Hair/ Arregló Mi Cabello

Hola Mis Amigos!!

Tuve el honor y placer de atender la gala a beneficio de la Fundación Make-A-Wish del Sur de la Florida (Concede-Un-Sueño). El tema del evento fué Bollywood y la decoración y ambiente fue una reflección de la belleza de India. La Fundación Make-A-Wish apoya una causa muy cercana a mi corazón y en la cual creo firmemente. El poder darle a un niño la posibilidad de sonreír y alcanzar un sueño es una de las cosas más desapegadas que alguién puede hacer. Ver un pequeño luchar contra una enfermedad peligrosa y sin embargo mantener una sonrisa y su espíritu elevado, son cosas que no tienen precio. Como mamá simplemente me puedo imaginar, y ser compasiva, acerca del dolor por el que pasan los padres de un niño que tiene que pasar por tratamientos médicos y dolorosas recuperaciones.

Solo puedo soñar en tener el placer de conceder un sueño a un pequeño algun día! Hay muchísimas maneras de involucrarse con esta fabulosa organizaciôn, y así poder ayudar a estos niños y sus familias a recibir muy merecidas buenas noticias. Para mis lectores y amigos que no se encuentran en el Sur de la Florida, Make-A-Wish tiene sedes en otros lugares a los que pueden contactar para donar su tiempo. Es muy fácil promover esta causa y atraer atención sobre ella: Un simple tweet, estatus en Facebook, compartir los enlaces o este articulo, o referir pequeños a la organización, pueden hacer una diferencia!

Para mas fotos del evento visita ‘Spotted’ By Dee Trillo. Recuerda: Es Siempre Una Cuestión de Estilo No De Economía! ♥Sígueme en Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Tumblr: HauteFrugalista♥
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2. Don’t Forget To Enter My Social Spotlight Giveaway of a BellaVita $85 Leather Wristlet!! Oct 28-Nov 9!! Good Luck!!/ No Olviden Entrar Mi Sorteo Por una Cartera de Mano BellaVita de Puro Cuero que vale $85! De Oct 28- Nov 9!! Buena Suerte!!

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Frugalicious Fashion: JLo+Teeology=TV Interview!!

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I love to feel comfortable while looking stylish, and when I was invited to exclusively preview Teeology, I couldn’t refuse! Let’s begin with saying the brand its personally curated by Jennifer Lopez (Yes!, That JLo!) and designer Erica Zohar! Ms. JLo has been ‘Spotted’ wearing them everywhere during her world tour! The concept its amazing!!! Graphic designers from all over the world submit their designs and people vote for their favorite ones! So, if you are a fashion forward and creative graphic designer, now you know what to do!!

The winners get paid, recognized with their names on the printed tees and the chance to have their work actually worn!! They can send as many designs as they like and only a limited edition of each design its manufactured, which means fresh and current content!! Now, this wouldn’t be THF unless the prices were totally frugalicious, right?!! Well my friends, Teeology seeks the haute frugalistas of the world, and to reach that, they have priced their gorg tees from $20 to $40!!! They are 100% cotton, super comfy, come in different shapes and styles, and the designs are amazing!! I don’t know about you but I’m SOLD!

During the preview I was interviewed, because you know I’m a style expert and all that! jk!, for NBC6 and Telemundo51 and here are the links to the videos! I hope you enjoy how I styled one of the tees and my take on Teeology! Continue reading