Layer Like A Pro!

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New York has been below zero temperatures for the past 2 weeks. Needless to say, New York Fashion Week was anything, but a breeze. After noticing -read stalking because of FOND, how cold it really was, I couldn’t help but feel a little glad I saw it from my 70 degree weather! This year, I had too may family commitments that would not allow me to travel on those dates, so I decided to share this outfit I didn’t post from last year where I layered like a pro! I wore a silk long sleeve shirt under a crop top – yes your read that right -, a skirt with wool lined leggings, a faux-fur Eskimo parka, and high-knee leather boots. The trick is to go for easy-going fabrics that will warm you up without making you look bulky, and to go for a color scheme that complements each other.


What made me sad, besides not spending my 30th bday with my best friends, was that I was not going to be able to close my MBFW chapter in a  proper way. As you might know already, New York Fashion Week will no longer be sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, or be held at the Lincoln Center. I have nothing, but fond memories, from the event formerly known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I met people who I totally adore, was able to interview amazing designers, see the most fabulous fashion shows, and learn so much more about this industry that I feel proud to be part of.

It has been a crazy hectic 2 weeks twice a year for the past 3 years, and I wouldn’t change anything about this incredible journey. Sometimes in life we need closure to move on with new life stages and projects, and is only fair to say goodbye reminiscing of the good times, and learning from the challenging ones. I am looking forward to the changes and welcoming them with open arms! Remember: It’s Always a Matter of Class Not Cash! ♥Follow Me On Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Bloglovin & Tumblr: HauteFrugalista♥ or Email Me To
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New York ha estado en temperaturas bajo cero por las últimas 2 semanas, así que la Semana de la Moda en Nueva York fue todo menos una brisa. Luego de perseguir todos los eventos por la web, debido a mi FOND, me senti aliviada de no haberme metido en ese frio. Este año tuve muchos compromisos familiars que no me permitieron attender por eso les comparto este atuendo de la temporada pasada donde aprendí a cubrirme con diferentes capas como una pro! Me coloque una blusa de seda debajo de un top corto- que no parece para nada-, una falda con leggings cubiertas en lana, una parka estilo esquimal de piel falsa, y botas altas de cuero. El truco está en mezclar telas livianas para que te calientes sin verte abrumada, y usar colors que vayan bien juntos.

Lo que me entristeció más fué no poder pasar mi cumple con mis mejores amigos y no cerrar el capítulo de MBFW de una manera apropiada. Como ya sabrás, New York Fashion Week ya no será patrocinada por Mercedes-Benz, ni será realizada en el Lincoln Center. Todos mis recuerdos son muy agradables ya que conocí personas maravillosas, entrevisté grandes diseñadores, vi de cerca las colecciones de moda más espectaculares, y aprendí muchísimo sobre esta industria en la que me manejo. 


Han sido 2 semanas locas dos veces al año por los ultimos 3 años, y no cambiaría nada de esta experiencia tan incredible que he vivido. Aveces en la vida necesitamos cerrar nuestros capítulos para poder seguir adelante con nuevos projectos y etapas de nuestras vidas, y lo mejor es recordar los buenos momentos, y tomar nota de las dificultades que hemos pasado en ese tiempo. Mientras miro hacía el future no puedo evitar emocionarme por lo nuevo que ha de venir! Recuerda: Es Siempre Una Cuestión de Estilo No De Economía! ♥Sígueme en Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Bloglovin & Tumblr: HauteFrugalista♥
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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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Designer Spotlight: Thale Blanc by Deborah Sawaf

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The current style market has become over saturated with designers and labels. Even though the mass production of on-trend pieces has made fashion accessible to everyone, it has also taken the uniqueness factor out of the equation. The access to light-speed technology has made consumers more aggressive about the rapid acquisition of their desired goods, making craftiness take a back seat over shipping deadlines. That its one of the reasons why I felt so delighted and impressed when I walked into the Thale Blanc preview at the Trump International in New York. The view was breathtaking and it complemented perfectly the beautiful designs Deborah Sawaf, creator of Thale Blanc, had laid out across the suite.

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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

Spotted & Snapped at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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It has been an incredible week and I can’t wait to share all the amazing trends, runway shots, interviews, and of course, outfits! The street-style that I saw was unbelievable. From bold colors to ridiculously high heels, the trend-setters took Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York by storm (literally) and battled out the awful Nemo blizzard in style! I could not stay behind, and although I must admit the weather ruined some of my choice of footwear, I had a great time enjoying the shows and the ambience. Continue reading