Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hello Good Bye

Another year is gone, 2012 seems like such blur. It was a tough year for me and my family.  2012 had some good moments, but instead of saying good bye...I am saying HELLO to 2013.

Some people are adverse to the number 13, but not me.  I've never been extremely superstitious and can't recall bad days or moments with 13.  If fact its been a good number to me so I am embracing 2013 and welcoming it with open arms and heart.  Hope your year was great, if it wasn't then don't despair.  We have a whole new year to makes changes, improvements and start a new.  Have a wonderful New Year! Thank you for continuing support of Cid Style File and I look forward to saying Hello to you and 2013.   

I don't want to make any blog resolutions, but promise to make this new year a better one for the blog.  CSF was  bit neglected in 2012, but never forgotten.  2013 is gonna be the year for CSF to shine!

I leave you with this song, its not a goodbye but H E L L O to you!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Indigenous is #WorthWearing

The holidays can be wonderful, bringing out Christmas spirit.  Although I try to be positive and full of cheer all year, lately I wasn't feeling very cheerful.  No particular reason, just feeling a little sad with all the tragic things going on in the world and missing a few love ones that are gone.  I haven't even put up a Christmas tree or any decorations.  This weekend I decided to get out of my funk and enjoy some holiday cheer.  The boo and I went out for some shopping and dinner in Downtown Brea, CA.  I wore a new poncho c/o Indigenous Organic Clothing the bright green color and stripes reminded me of candy cane.  Along with the music and decorations I started to get back in the holiday cheer and feeling better.  Surprising what a little bit of color in your outfit can do for your mood.  At first I was not sure about the bold color and stripes of the poncho, it grew on me.  Green is my favorite color after all but don't wear it as much as I should.  The poncho is made of organic cotton, which makes it so soft and cozy.  Indigenous has so many great Eco-fashion items for the earth conscious fashionista.

Striped Poncho c/o Indigenous
Black Long Sleeve Tee: Old Navy ~ Black Leggings: HM+
Boots: c/o Maurices ~ Bag: from NYC street vendor ~ Glasses: c/o Warby Parker
Happy Holidays to all, wishing you lots of cheer and joy for the new year!



*This post is my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was provided the poncho to review, courtesy of Indigenous

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lacey Cheetah

It's been way to long since I posted an outfit.  Guess I haven't really been inspired with fashion in the past few months, so taking outfit pictures was not a priority.  This weekend I got a little bit inspiration to mix prints/patterns.  I've had these cheetah print jeans for a while and didn't really know what to pair them with, other than the obvious black shirt (oh how creative!..LOL)  Sometimes I see a trend I like, but can be a bit intimidated to try it.  Pattern mixing is one of those trends, love the look but wasn't quite sure how to do it for my self.  I attempted that look with this outfit, cheetah print and lace.  The color of the top helped pull it off, in my opinion. Guess I have to get out of my own head sometimes and just go with it.  Hope to be more daring with trends/outfits, and share more outfit post on the blog.  Sounds like I already have a new years resolutions...oh no it that time of year!  Lets not get ahead of ourselves just yet, we still have to get through Christmas outfits! 

Lace and Cheetah Pattern Mixing
~ Lace Top: Xhilaration for Target ~ Cheetah Jeans: Vanilla Star via Marshalls ~ Shoes: Curvy Girl Closet Raid ~ Bag: Kirna Zabete for Target ~


Are you daring when it comes to new trends?  Have you mixed patterns/prints yet?  Do tell! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Got My Walking Boots, Do You?

Gosh feels like its been a century since my last post.  What can I say except I've been busy, good busy from working, to traveling to just enjoying life.  Well enough excuses, lets get down to blog business!  

For the past month I have seriously been living in a pair of boots from Naturalizer.  These boots were literally made for walking...LOL  So Naturalizer isn't my usual brand I go to for cute, stylish shoes but you know what they are great!  They have this cute little quiz on their website which tells you what your Inner "Izer" is and helps you find the right shoe for you style.  I took the quiz and found out I'm a Synthesizer = "You're a little bit rock and a little bit roll. You turn it up every chance you get. Whether it's the latest trend in boots or a fabulous bold new accessory, your style is hip and always your own."  Its a fun little quiz and you know what, its totally right.  It takes you to a section of shoes that fits your "Izer" personality and I quickly fell in love with these Onset boots.  Just what my wardrobe needed. Comfy, cute and stylish boots for every outfit and occasion. The boots have this N5 technology (extra cushioning, breathable lining, balanced heel to toe, flexible soles and light weight material).   Which is what we all want in our shoes, right? Well I do, fashionable shoes are great, but in my book, if they are not comfortable to wear, the style doesn't matter.  Naturalizer gives both the style you want and the comfort you need.


The boots have been with me everywhere, from work, to weekend shopping, to concerts and even on my trip to NYC.  Seriously comfy and I can walk in them all day long.  I wore them with jeans, leggings, slacks, dresses and tights.  I hope they last me a long time because right now the Onset boots are my FAVE!  


Go over to Naturalizer and take the "Izer" quiz here, you may be surprised to see what they have to offer.  Not only are the shoes comfy, but definitely have some very on trend and fashionable shoes for every style.

Let me know what "Izer" you are and share you fave shoes from Naturalizer.


*This post is my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was provided the boots to review, courtesy of Naturalizer. 


Monday, November 12, 2012

#FreshSkin with Neutrogena

Holidays, Season Changing, Cold Weather and Eating Junk....All things that can cause you to break out and ruin your skin.  Doesn't matter how old or young you are, breaking out is something we are all susceptible to.  Actually for me it seems like once I hit 30, my skin broke out more...Hormones?  Who knows what it is, but as teenager I had perfect skin...LOL  Now I tend to still have pretty good skin, but every now and again a break out/pimple creeps up on me.  The stress and eating of the holidays doesn't help my skin stay clear.  I find that its important to have a good skin care routine to help prevent those nasty break out and keep my skin looking young and fresh.  It really doesn't matter if you use fancy department store products or drug store buys, as long as you do something to keep skin clean and clear.  Me personally I prefer drug store products, not only are they accessible and affordable to everyone, but they work just as well as the fancy stuff.  

Neutrogena is one of those products you can find almost every where.  I am currently trying out their Pink Grapefruit Oil Free line of products.  These 3 products will hopefully get me through the holidays pimple free!!  

  • Oil Free Acne Wash - Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub, has small beads in it to help exfoliate gently and remove oil, dirt and any impurities.  The grapefruit scent is awesome which gives you a little pep and invigorate your skin.  After using it, my skin felt so smooth and fresh.
  • Oil Free Acne Wash - Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash, this also has the delicious scent, helps you wake up if  you use it in the morning.  I liked foaming action and leaves your skin squeaky clean!
  • Oil Free Cleansing Wipes - Pink Grapefruit Acne Prone Skin, although I don't have acne, these wipes do a the job of removing all the junk on your skin. The package doesn't say they are made to remove makeup, but they do!  I used them to get rid of makeup, dirt, oil and any other yucky stuff on my skin.  The do give your skin a little tingle with natural grapefruit extract.

Overall Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit products smell great and work really well.  My skin feels really clean and fresh after each use.  I plan on using them through out the entire holiday season and hope to be pimple free until the new year.   Can't have those nasty blemishes show up on all my holiday photos and outfit post.  If your in the market to try a new skin care routine for this season, check out Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit and all their other great products.  I love the affordability and availability of all their products.  

Are you a fan of Neutrogena?  Which products have you tried from Neutrogena?  What are your holiday skin care secrets...do tell!

Want to learn more about Neutorgena and getting fresh skin for the holidays? Join me and other Latina Bloggers for #FreshSkin for the holidays Twitter Party on Wedsnesday 11/14/12 @ 6pm PST.  You can win some fab prizes from Neutrogena...Follow me @CidStyleFile and these awesome bloggers hosting the Twitter Party @BlogALI @CurvesandChaos @DiariodelaModa @MamaXXI @SoniaCastaneda 
 
 
*This is a paid post and products provided for review c/o Neutorgena, but my honest and personal opinion of the product.  For best results you should always try out products for yourself.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Little Country Never Hurts

Finally fall is here and although the weather hasn't gotten too cold in California, boot season is in full effect.  I have always loved boots, even as a little girl I always had a new pair of boots for the fall/winter months.  These past 2 weeks, I have been wearing boots everyday.  Mostly to hide my toes, who are in desperate need of a pedi...LOL  But you will never know underneath my boots!  These Dallas Western Boots from Maurices are the newest pair to my collection.  These boots are oh so comfy and very cute.  I love the dark brown color and western inspired style with out being too "country."   Last weekend there was a Fall/Halloween festival literally outside my building and wore my Dallas boots.  I walked for hours and felt no discomfort, the rubber soles makes the heels cushioned.  My fave detail is the braid wrapped around the boots.  Its the little details that make any thing special.  Maurices has lots other boots styles and cute clothes too.  Although they have no stores on the west coast, Maurices is available online. Check them out here, and some pics of me having fun in my Dallas boots! 


 Are you wearing your boots yet? What style of boots is your favorite for fall? 

 

*This post was my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was provided the boots to review, courtesy of Maurices.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sassy City Chicks Fall Fashion Bash

It's finally fall and time for some shopping.  The Sassy City Chic Fashion Bash is back and wants to invite all Cid Style File readers.  If your in the So Cal area come join me in November for shopping, spa treatments and drinks.  Its the best of what woman love, you can get pampered, shop for the latest styles and enjoying complimentary drinks.  Oh did I mention you get some fab swag bags as well.

Don't miss out, use special code to get free ticket, includes a swag bag.
 

Go to SassyCityChicks.com and use code CIDSTYLEFILE.  Select the sassy tote ticket, enter my special code when you check out (discount code box) and you will receive a free ticket.  Can't wait to see you there!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

If you haven't heard about Shabby Apple by now you don't know what your missing.   Shabby Apple is a online dress boutique that has you covered for all occasions.  They have great styles and prices to fit your budget.  Something for everyone can be found for all your fashion needs.  Shabby Apple has many styles for every size, they now have a plus size selection too.  I love the vintage and retro vibe in all their designs.  Shabby Apple is giving away a $75 gift card to a Cid Style File reader.  Its easy to enter and you will love browsing online to find that perfect Shabby Apple item for you.
 
For those of you who can't wait to start shopping at Shabby Apple, heres a exclusive discount code just for Cid Style File readers.  Get 10% off with code: cidstylefile10off.
 
Here are some of my current faves from Shabby Apple.
 
Enter below and tell me in the comments which dress is your favorite from Shabby Apple
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sunglasses A Summer Essential (Get Them Free!)

Summer is almost over, but somethings I still can't go without this season.  Sunglasses are a must for me all summer long.  In fact all year long, I can't drive with out them.  So having prescription sunglasses is essential for me for those bright sunny days.  Not only do I want a good pair of prescription sunglasses, I want them to be stylish and affordable.  Firmoo is the place to go for all your eyeglass needs.  Firmoo offers a wide variety of prescription glasses and sunglasses at amazing affordable prices.   The process is easy and simple, you simply fill out a form with the style you want and enter your prescription online, within about a week you have a new pair of glasses.

Firmoo sent me a pair of prescription sunglasses to review.  I choose these full frame wrap around sunglasses.   The fit is perfect for my face, the oversize frame is big enough with out making me look ridiculous....LOL  The tint is a dark smokey shade and prescription is matched exactly to my needs. The sunglasses came with 2 cases, one hard case and one soft case, along with a cleaning cloth and repair kit.  Overall I am very pleased and satisfied with the Firmoo glasses I received.  


Firmoo wants to offer all my readers a chance to get their own pair of FREE glasses too.  All you have to do is pay for shipping.  Go to www.firmoo.com/free-glasses for all the details. Its easy, fast and free!  Let me know which glasses you choose and share you pictures on the Facebook page.



 What you waiting for, go get your free pair at Firmoo now!



*This post is my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was provided a review sample from Firmoo.com

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vegas Road Trip

Last weekend I took a road trip to Vegas. I was due for a trip and took my new ride (Prius) for a spin. Me and my boo spent the weekend in Vegas, which was not one of my best trips.  If it wasn't for the fact I was there for the JLo and Enrique Iglesias concert (thanks to State Farm), this trip was sucky.  First of all it took me 6 hrs to get to Vegas from LA. Normally my drive is no more than 4 hrs, but thanks to 2 accidents for adding those 2 dreadful hours.  The weather was cray-cray in Vegas, besides the obvious heat, there was rain, thunder and lighting....So no pool time for me.  Seriously as soon I made my way pool side a storm hit vegas and I was done!  I was only Vegas for no more than 48 hrs and didn't get to shop either!  WTF!!  Thats my favorite past time while in Vegas...Shopping.  

Oh well the silver lining was the concert, it was a blast.  Totally impressed by JLo and Enrique, both were great performers and kept the crowd on their feet all night long.  Well I am back to blogging more regularly (fingers crossed) so look out for more fun things to come. Thanks for hanging in with me.  :)

Here is what I wore in Vegas for the concert.  Found this chevron strip dress at ROSS.  Yes, I got it at Ross!!  LOL



~ Chevron Dress: Ross ~ Leggings: Bali ~ Wedge Booties: Lane Bryant~


Here's a few snap shots from concert, taken with my iPhone so excuse the quality...Enjoy!








Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Embracing My Latino Roots With Music

Fashion and Music always seem to be synonymous with each other, one always influencing the other.  Music has always been a part of my life, since I was baby there was never a shortage of Mexican music being played.  From the time we woke up until we went to bed, music was always in the background.  My father loved music and he always made sure we loved it too.  Between my father blasting the record player and my mother sewing on her machine, I think it was impossible for me not to love both fashion and music.  Although I didn't grow up to be a fashion designer or musician, they both have strong influence in my life.  I became a blogger instead....LOL

I remember a point in my life where Spanish and Latino music was rarely heard on the radio or on TV.  I always listened to it at home because of my Latino heritage, but when I heard it on the radio as well, it was heavenly.  Over past decade Latin artist has made major impacts in both music and fashion industry.  Artist Jennifer Lopez have influenced both genres.  JLo is not only an award-winning singer, but has a very successful fashion line.  It's so refreshing to see Latinas like JLo being a major player in an industry traditionally dominated by men.  She is a triple threat no doubt, singer, actress, and fashion designer.  Definitely a great role model for Latina women.

Another great Latino artist is Enrique Iglesias, who took the music world by storm.  Guess it helped that is dad, Julio Iglesias was already a major Spanish singer world wide.  I love that both these artist have made major impacts both in English and Spanish music worlds.  Being bilingual I get to enjoy both these artist music in both languages. Some how I do love some songs more in Spanish, they have more soul and meaning to me.   I am even more excited to experience both these artist very soon in Las Vegas.   I have never been to a concert in Las Vegas and having Enrique and JLo be the first makes it more special.  

Like State Farm Latino to Win
Enter State Farm Latino Sweepstakes Here


Thanks to State Farm Latino on Satruday I get to experience an epic concert with 2 great Latino artist.  What could be better, Las Vegas, Enrique and JLo!  WooHoo for me!

You to can get a chance to experience all this awesomeness go "Like" the State Farm Latino Facebook page and enter the Sweepstakes for Grand Prize trip to Miami to attend the concert and get to meet both JLo and Enrique.  Woohoo!  So what you waiting for....go shake your booty over to Facebook and enter, contest ends August 20, 2012!!   


Look out for my post about the concert next week, who knows I may run into JLo or Enrique at the blackjack table!  :) 



*State Farm has provided me with 2 tickets to the concert.  This post expresses my personal thoughts and opinions. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Shopbop Giveaway: 7 for All Mankind and Rag & Bone for Summer

So its not officially summer yet, but with the weather warming up, I'm ready for some hot styles.  Shopbop is a long time favorite to find the perfect outfit for all seasons.  This summer is all about color and prints, I like to keep my outfits simple since it can get really hot here in LA.  Why not add some fun chic style with color and prints...you can keep it simple but still look oh so stylish.  Here are some of my favorites to make this a summer to remember.

7 For All Mankind denim has your bottom covered in lots of great styles.  This season they have added some must have colors and prints to their collection. 



Can't forget about your feet to really make your outfit "hot".  Rag & Bone shoes will make your feet happy and give you a pep to your step (LOL I know sounds so corny) :)  Nothing like a cool sandal or chic platform to really make you stand out.  

To finish out your summer outfit how about some uber hip jewelry from Push by PUSHMATAaHA. Let your jewelry be the star of the outfit and let the compliments roll in.  



So now your ready to take on summer 2012 head on and look great doing it.  I am sure you have lots of party's, BBQ's or even a awesome vacation planned.  Whatever you do this summer, don't forget to send us a postcard showing off your "hot" outfit.  To help you get started Shopbop wants to give a Cid Style File reader a $100 giftcard.  For more info on these looks and all the great deals Fan Shopbop on Facebook.  

Read below for instructions on how to enter and Good Luck! 


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*Giveaway sponsored by Shopbop. Opinions and thoughts are those of Cid Style File and not reflected of anyone else.  Thank you!
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