Friday, December 31, 2010

Not Good Bye, But See You Next Year!

2010 is over and we are starting a new year.  I look forward to all that 2011 has to offer with open arms.  So many great things to come on the blog.  I was planning on doing a recap of the year, not best of outfits but outtakes of outfits. I may still do it, but for now I leave you with my gratitude and appreciation.  Thank you to all who read and comment on the blog. I truly enjoy blogging and my readers are the reason I keep going strong.  

In 2011 I plan to bring you more outfit post, more giveaways and more special features.  Anything you would like to see just let me know.  I will leave you with my last outfit of 2010, nothing special but just me!  

I often debate about posting certain outfits on the blog, because they are not "special" or blog worthy.  I decided to post more outfits in 2011 whether they are special or not, this is my style blog after all!  

~Stripe Tee from Sears ~ Cardigan Sweater from Torrid ~ Jeggings from Fashion Bug ~ Faux Leather Jacket from Marshalls ~ Scarf from Asos Gifted ~ Sunnies from Fossil ~ MIA Moto Boots from Nordstroms~
 
These pictures are my take on some of the awesome poses I see on other blogs! LOL Just me having fun and being a silly with my boo...Enjoy!

*Pictures taken by rx2lab.com (check him out!)


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, IN 2011 LOVE MORE, LAUGH MORE AND BLOG MORE! 

X0X0 Cid

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bling In The New Year!

As we come to the end of this year 2010, I am sure we are all looking forward to New Years Eve.  I've seen many tweets, facebook updates and blog post about what everyone is wearing or wanting to wear for their celebrations.  Today reading my emails I came across some fabulous sparkly and blingy dresses.  Thanks to Big Girl Runway for introducing me to this new retailer/desinger.   So'Sweety is based out of London and I know some of you are gonna swoon over these dresses!  Sizes  range from 12-28 (I believe they are UK sizes) with a style and variety of colors for everyone.  I love discovering new retailers and designers for us curvaceous gals, the more options we have the more fabulous we will look!

Amelie 140 Euros
Brigitte 135 Euros
Allyson 155 Euro
I am not the type to really wearing lots of sparkle or bling, but I can definitely give it a try.  I can see my self wearing the purple Amelie one day for a very special occasion. Hmm will have to see if that day comes in 2011.  Can't wait to see one of you bloggers rock these dresses in your blog ootd post. I know one of you will!  ;) 

Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vegas Holiday 2010

One week ago I was enjoying all that Las Vegas has to offer.  I took a much needed mini vacay to relax and forget about my worries.  Well now I'm back to reality, but will always have Vegas! LOL  My BF made a little video to recap our fun times of eating, shopping and gambling.  I like to call him my brown Scorsese....ha ha ha   Enjoy!


Please comment and rate my videos, the boo works really hard making them for my blog. If you haven't already done so, please subscribe to my You Tube channel as well.  Thank you!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Family Time

I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday. In my previous post I talked about my lack of holiday spirit and grinchy mood.  Well I am happy to say that my Christmas was great, turns all I need was a little family time.  I spent Christmas eve with my family (most Latinos celebrate on Christmas eve) with a awesome tamale dinner. I helped my mom and sister the day before to make the tamales, so it was rewarding to eat them on Christmas eve, tamales were very yummy by the way!  My brothers, sister and all my nieces/nephews came over to my moms house, we ate dinner and exchanged gifts. It was nice to all be together, since lately we haven't seen much of each other.  It was also nice to have my boo (BF) be there to celebrate with my family, along with an aunt who was visiting from Mexico. Over all the evening was wonderful and glad I was able to snap out of it and enjoy Christmas with my family.  On Christmas day I went over to the in-laws with my BF to spend the day with his family. Once again we had a very yummy dinner of rib eye roast and exchanged gifts.  Both days were nice and I enjoyed spending time with both families.  I am glad though its all over and we can move on with our regular daily lives.  So now I'll be back to blogging and hopefully have some really fun and cool things to share with everyone. Now lets get ready to party for New Years! What plans do you have for NYE? Can't wait to see everyone's outfits on the blogs.

I wore a new floral top from American Rag via Macy's, skinny pants from Pure Energy & Mossimo boots both from Target.

Lately I have been slacking on the outfit pictures, but I did manage to get a few decent shots.  I wanted to include my cute nieces in the pictures, since we all share love of fashion.  Aren't they cute, just like their tia (aunt) LOL  I sneaked  in a picture of my love as well, we don't have many pics together so I was sure to get one on Christmas.  My niece in the black dress (from F21 by the way) is my mini me, people always say we look a like.  I tell her it must be the chubby cheeks and curls we both have...LOL  What do you think, can she pass as my little sister?  (Obviously I am too young to be her mom!!!)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wish I Was Still There!!

I'm back from Vegas and wish I was still there! :( Came home to a severe storm and its been raining for days here in So Cal. The weather isn't helping with my crabby, grinchy mood. Not sure why but I haven't been in the holiday spirit at all this year. I really thought getting away and taking a mini vacay in Vegas would help. Nope it hasn't, but I did have a good and relaxing time away. So just wanted to do a quick post from my trip. Strangely from some reason I haven't even been in the blogging mood. either. Haven't been online much...geez what the heck is wrong with me!! Blah! 

Well don't want to be a sour puss and ruin any one else holiday mood. I did get a chance to eat a awesome restaurant in Vegas at Caesars Palace. We ate at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, so yummy and highly recommend it. I ate the Prix-Fix lunch where you choose from an appetizer, 1 entree and dessert. I had the shrimp & roasted garlic corn tamale, the ancho chile honey glaze salmon  with black bean sauce and the Bourbon pecan tart with cream cheese ice cream. OMG it was divine, I'm drooling just thinking about it! If you ever get the chance to eat there you totally should so worth it!

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill inside Caesars Palace
Sweater Dress from Marshalls - Bali Leggings (gifted) - Coach Flats - H&M bag

The weather in Vegas was a bit chilly and windy, wore lots of leggings, jeans and sweaters.  I wore my new sweater dress from Marshalls I got on black Friday.  The pictures are a bit crappy but you get the idea. I really love this sweater dress with the cowl neck.  It was warm enough for the weather, but not to thick or bulky.  Hope everyone is having a better holiday season (than I am) and enjoys their Christmas.  I will be having a new giveaway in about a week so please come back for details.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Shopbop Winner!


Thank you to all who entered the Shopbop $100 giveaway.  I am back from my mini vacay and have selected a winner.  We had 87 entries and using random.org the winner is....



I will be contacting you via email and you will be receiving the info on your Shopbop gift card.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Break


So its official, I am now unemployed (again).  Before you feel bad for me, I knew my job would be ending this month.  Sadly the work I do is a seasonal thing.  We are done and there is really no work for us to do.  Our program only runs about 7 months. So if all goes well and our state funding comes through I be back to my job in the summer.  So in the mean time I'm taking a break from blogging, from stressing, from holidays and heading out to LAS VEGAS!   (woo-hoo) I'm only going to be gone for a few days and will return back to my life  and blogging on Monday. Until then enjoy your weekend, your holiday shopping and whatever else you may do.  Thank you all for being great followers and readers of the blog.

Don't forget to enter my Shopbop $100 Giveaway which ends Friday 12/17/10 at 11:59pm pacific time.

Look out for another giveaway when I return. Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CSF Daily Wish: Asos Curve Faux Fur

Asos Curve Faux Fur Coat $82.75
 I'm not a huge fan of fur or even faux fur as a matter of fact.  This coat though I can totally rock!  I love the color and the style. It doesn't seem too exaggerated and so cozy.  Although not sure how much use I would get out  of it here in LA.  Doesn't really get cold enough to wear, but I would make sure to work it into my outfits some how.  Oh yeah and its on sale at Asos with a 20% discount.  So tempting isn't it!!

So I'll be back to my regular post shortly, along with daily wish after a short break.  I'm off to Vegas for a few days to unwind and relax.  My job is officially over as of today, so I will definitely been blogging full time...possibly!  Have a great week everyone. 

**Shopbop $100 gift card giveaway still going on until 12/17/10, you can enter until Friday 11:59pm pacific standard time.  Click (HERE) to enter. Good Luck!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CSF Daily Wish: Coach Poppy Case

Coach Poppy Graffiti Universal Case $48.00

Coach is another one of my fave brands. I love the quality and variety of styles they offer in all their handbags & accessories.  I know your probably thinking "Everyone has Coach"!!  Yeah, true lots of people do have Coach everything.  I have some bags, wallets, shoes, jewelry, scarf, gloves and even key chains.  The one thing I love about Coach is the affordability.  I shop at the Coach outlet a lot and find many great items for under $100.  Even if you pay the full retail price, many items are around under $500. That's affordable for high end designer handbags.  I saw this cute little case, and surely adding it to my Coach collection.  It's a universal case for smart phone (my iphone) or mp3 players (my ipod). Kinda cute huh! For the price its not bad, let's see if I get lucky and find it at the outlet on my trip to Vegas.

Monday, December 13, 2010

CSF Daily Wish: Anna Scholz

Anna Scholz, Crepe Jersey Triangle Dress 199 euro (about $266)

This Anna Scholz dress caught my attention since the first day I saw it! I have been able to see it on the runway twice already and every time it makes me want it more.  I think this lovely dress would a perfect holiday party dress.  I don't really wear red so this color is an alternative for me. Just add some fishnet tights and maybe some hot suede pumps and its party time!  The structure of the dress with the slight ruching and triangle at the waist make it flattering and visually interesting.  The price tag is not so interesting to me right now, but one day I will own a Anna Scholz dress.  Do any of you lovely readers own any Anna Scholz?

Friday, December 10, 2010

CSF Daily Wish: O.P.I Mini Nail Color Set

Sephora by O.P.I mini collection $22

I am in serious need of a good manicure, my nails are a mess! I've been so busy working and doing things every weekend. No time for a little me time at the nail salon. This weekend I am definitely going to make some time for a manicure.  I have been a fan of O.P.I nail polish for years. I love the colors and it last for a long time on my nails.  I usually take my own nail polish to the nail salon when I get manicures.  I never do my own nails at home, because they will look so awful. Like a 5 yr old painted my nails...lol   I usually buy the full size O.P.I polish but since I don't paint my nails that often or go to the salon they stay in my bath cabinet forever.  How long does nail polish last? Does it have a expiration date? No clue!  These little mini polishes would be perfect for me and the variety of colors is gorgeous. Maybe if I am a good girl I may find these in my stocking Christmas morning!  :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Taste of Mexico Event

On Saturday December 4, 2010 I was lucky to attend an awesome event in LA.  I won a pair of tickets to Taste of Mexico on Facebook from Avocados from Mexico (who was a sponsor).  The Taste of Mexico event was a celebration for the Bicentennial of Mexico and its cuisine.  The event was held in LA at Cathedral of St. Vibiana, which is now used for events.  The event is a collaboration with some of the best and top Mexican restaurants and bakery in LA.  There was food, tequila and traditional Mexican music and dancers, all under one roof!  First of all let me tell you the food was AWESOME!  You may be thinking, don't I eat Mexican food all time, anyways! Umm yeah I do but some of the food there was very regional to certain states in Mexico, like Oxcaca.  Which I had never had before, my family is from another state in Mexico and have very different cuisine.  Along with the great food from 3 different restaurants they also had sweets from The Monarca Bakery, which had a variety of pan dulce (sweet bread), flan and other goodies for everyone to enjoy.  You can't have a Taste of Mexico with out some good tequila.  There were about 5 different types and brands of tequila on hand to try. Each giving you unlimited shots to enjoy.  I only tried about 3 of them, but sister took advantage of all them! LOL  The entire night was great and I enjoy it all, I definitely recommend you try any of the restaurants and bakery if you are in LA or plan on visiting. 

Pictures from event, Monique from Curves & Chaos and Liz from Mommy for Two also attended. 


What I Wore

Skinny Jeans from Asos Curve
Button Down Oversized Top from Avenue
Sweater Vest from Lane Bryant
Boots from Target online

CSF Daily Wish: Proenza Schouler Suede Satchel

Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Suede Satchel $1995
OMG I totally gasped when this bag came on my screen via the PurseBlog.  The color, the style, the size...I love it all.  One thing I don't love is the PRICE! Yowza!!! Totally out of my budget, but a girl can dream and fantasize! LOL   Ah what I would give for this satchel to be mine. Hmm I wonder if Proenza Schouler is the next to do a Target Collab! Oh wait I think they already did...but I need their handbags now.  Well if and when that day comes, you know I will first in line at Target.  Hmm kinda reminds you of something doesn't it...Mulberry anyone?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CSF Daily Wish: Sam Edelman Novato Pumps

Sam Edelman Novato Platform Pumps $99

I saw these sparkly lovelies in the December issue of Harper's Bazaar.  I normally don't wear shoes like these, and probably never will.  I just loved how they sparkle and would look hot for New Years Eve! Maybe one day I can actually walk in these and rock'em.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shopbop $100 Giveaway and Desinger Handbags

Guess what everyone its giveaway time on Cid Style File.  Shopbop.com wants to give one of my lucky readers a $100 gift certificate to shop on their website. 

Shopbop.com is a one stop website where you can find hundreds of items in their designer sale.  I especially love their designer handbags, they also carry clothing, shoes and accessories.



Some of my favorites are the LAMB Bags with lots of styles to choose from. I already have a LAMB bag, but a girl can't ever have too many, Right!


Shopbop also has tons of clutches, for your evening outfits. So many to choose from in a variety of styles and colors. I love the Felix Rey Love Bird clutch (above) it's so cute and sparkly.  Very different and unique!


You can also find the standard black handbags, with a twist from every designer you can think of to eco-friendly options like the one pictured above.  The Inara bag from Matt & Nat is not eco-friendly, but chic which gives you the option of carrying it on your shoulder or with a longer strap across your body. I am totally loving cross-body bags right now.

Just a few little options for you to consider on spending your $100 gift certificate.  So now that I have tempted you to shop.  Here are the details to enter and win!


1) You MUST be a follower of the blog on Google Friend Connect. You can follow using your account from Google, Yahoo, Twitter, AIM, Netlog or OpenID

2) Leave me a comment telling me what you would shop for using your $100 gift certificate when you win.

 3) In the comment include a link to what you would buy, along with your email or twitter account so I can contact you when you win.

4) For additional entry Tweet about giveaway "@LBCShopper and @Shopbop are giving away $100 gift certificate on www.cidstylefile.comPlease leave a separate comment with link to tweet for 2nd entry.

5) Winner will be chosen at random using random.org and contest runs from 12/6/10 - 12/17/10.  The winner will be chosen and notified on 12/20/10.

Some Restrictions do apply:
•  No affiliate codes. (If you're part of Shopbop's affiliate program, you can't get credit for this post.
•  No Pennsylvania bloggers. (International is great! Shopbop offers free worldwide delivery in 3 days or less!)


**PLEASE USE REGULAR BLOG COMMENTS AND NOT DISQUS COMMENTS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY. 

Thank you for being a follower/reader and good luck!!  

12/20/10 CONTEST CLOSED:Winner announced 

CSF Daily Wish: Betsey Johnson Broach

Starting today Monday December 6, 2010 I'm starting a new feature on the blog called CSF Daily Wish.  I have seen lots of post about wish list and what everyone wants for the holidays.  I think those list are great, but sometimes I think my list would be to long.  Instead of doing a list I plan on doing daily wish items.  Being an avid shopper online and in stores (sometimes just browsing more than buying) I see so many thing I love and want.  Most are fantasy items I can't afford, but a girl can dream right!  So here ya go, my 1st CSF Daily Wish item. I will try and do a daily wish every day (hence the name) but don't hold to me to it if I miss a day or two...Oh by the way not all the items may be fashion related. OK Thanks! :)


Betsey Johnson Large Owl Broach $50.00 


If you haven't noticed by now reading my blog, I LOVE BETSEY JOHNSON!  She is one of my all time fave designers.  When I saw this owl broach, it was love at first sight.  So cute with an edge with the black & green enamel. I have been wanting a brooch to add to my collection.  Its actually quite affordable, but debating if I will really wear it since I am not a big broach wearer. So what do you think, to broach or not to broach?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Shopping TJ Maxx/Marshalls for the Holidays

Its no secret I love to shop, but I love to shop for deals and bargains.  TJ Maxx and Marshalls are some of my fave spots to shop for almost any thing and everything.  TJ Maxx/ Marshalls sent me a $50 gift card to do a little holiday shopping.  If you do a little rack searching you can find some amazing deals. I have bought many designer, clothes, shoes and handbags at TJ Maxx/Marshalls.  I was saving up my gift card for the Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday sales.  I hit the clearence rack first, force of habit! LOL  Didn't find anything there so I headed over to the dress section. I found two cute dress, one sweater dress and one strapless jacquard dress.  My boyfriend hit the clearence racks as well and scored on a few shirts from Ralph Lauren, Nike & Young and Reckless Tee.  Overall we made out like bandits with 2 big bags of goodies.  I like going to different TJ Maxx/Marshalls around the city and state to see what different things they all carry. Sometimes its the same things, other times I find totally different stuff.  Its always fun going shopping at Marshalls and discovering great bargains. I can't wait to wear my new dresses and show you my ootds. 

Shopped at the Marshalls in San Diego, Mission Valley area. 

These are the dresses I got with $50 gift card. Charcoal gray sweater dress with cowl neck from Marisa Christina for $24.99 and strapless jacquard party dress (with pockets) for $19.99 from Snap.  I love the teal color of the party dress and thinking about wearing for New Years Eve with a sequin shrug.  So what do you think of my finds from Marshalls.  Overall I think I did really well, love both dress and excited to wear them soon!  Have you shopped TJ Maxx/Marshalls lately? What awesome things have you found? 


**P.S. I have 2 giveaways coming up soon so come back to find what they are. You will need to follow on Google Friend Connect to enter and win.  So if your not already following the blog do so now!! Thanks

Friday, December 3, 2010

Black Friday, Saturday & Sunday


Its been over a week since Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but I'm just getting around to sharing my finds.  I spent Thanksgiving and the entire weekend in San Diego.  Its one of my favorite cities and only a short drive away from Long Beach.  San Diego has many great spots to sight see and great shopping too. We got a great deal at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego over looking the San Diego bay, it felt like paradise. I love fancy hotel at motel prices....LOL   I didn't do too much if any shopping on Black Friday, but made up for it on Saturday & Sunday.  I hit up 2 malls, 2 outlets and some local shops. Overall I think I did well and didn't over spend...well kinda!  It was really cold and windy in San Diego that weekend so  you will see me wearing the same sweater and scarf the whole time. I wasn't prepared for the weather. Here's a little video of my mini vacay and shopping spree.  Enjoy!



**P.S. I have 2 giveaways coming up soon so come back to find what they are. You will need to follow on Google Friend Connect to enter and win.  So if your not already following the blog do so now!! Thanks