A Blushed Ugly Duckling Turned Into A Swan!

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Once upon a time, I wore glasses, had braces, suffered from blonde unmanageable curly hair, and was as skinny as a toothpick! My personal transformation went beyond a physical change. It meant growing emotionally, professionally, and accepting my flaws while embracing my good qualities. Although I have blossom, I still don’t take myself too seriously, and compliments still manage to make giddy like a little girl. When I’m flattered, I get totally blushed! Can’t help but turn red like a tomato, feel hot like if I was on fire, and become somewhat claustrophobic. Needless to say, I don’t take compliments very well. Perhaps I have the Ugly Duckling Complex?…


OOTD: PrettyODD Boutique Tulle Dress| Charlotte Russe Turquoise Stone Belt| Christian Louboutin Raffia Heels| Forever21 Necklace| Accessory Fanatic Bracelets

So, what better way to get over that trauma than by turning into a swan? For me, nothing makes me feel more like a princess than wearing some tulle, which it’s why I love this black and blush PrettyODD Boutique dress.
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Dee as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s!

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Audrey Hepburn were a match made in Hollywood heaven.  Holly Golightly, played by Hepburn, is one of the most iconic characters in film history. The carefree New York “socialite”, seduced the audience with her pearls, diamonds and cigarette holder, all wrapped in the most sought-after piece of clothing of all times: The Little Black Dress. Even 50 years later, the imagery and styling of this movie it’s still relevant and influential in the world of fashion and beauty, and I could not miss the opportunity to play dress-up for a day!

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Fashion Trends: Rosettes in Winter

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Everyone has a personal style. A unique way of showing their perspective on fashion, colors, prints and shapes. For me, it’s all about been eclectic and mixing uber-feminine pieces with edgy accessories. I love creating the contrast between classic silhouettes and bolder styles, giving to any design a fresher upgrade in a second! Sometimes we play it safe with neutral colors and pops of vibrant ones, and sometimes we go all out there combining textures and prints. 

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Covergirl & StyleCoalition Unite For a Haute Lounge!

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During my amazing trip to New York City, for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I had the incredible opportunity to play blogger-model for some brands including Covergirl and StyleCoalition. The invitation to attend their ultra VIP bloggers-only lounge came at a great time as the exhausting schedule of shows was draining my energy!


Not only was the lounge located at the iconic Empire Hotel, home of Chuck Bass during Gossip Girl, which its 2 steps away from the Lincoln Center. The soiree was packed with beauty experts ready to do our hair, make-up and nails. I received the luxurious treatments while sipping on champagne, savoring delish plates, uploading photos on the new TouchSmart by Hewlett-Packard, getting my step and repeat pics taken, and watching the live streams of the MBFW shows. Continue reading

Pop of Color at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

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It has been an intense week! Beautiful New York City received me with open arms and an immense amount of snow; however, that has not stopped this Haute Frugalista from attending the most amazing runway shows and fashion presentations inside and outside the Lincoln Center.


Here is a short sneak peek of my fashion choices for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New york!! This photo was from the event with Cher Coulter, celebrity stylist and co-founder of Jewelmint, during the Scoop NYC and AG jeans Launch. If you have followed my Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Tumblr, you know I have been out and about! If not, then head over there so you don’t miss the fun! Continue reading