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Mother's Day Gift Guide for Every Budget

Beauty, Lifestyle, ShoppingMaría Elena RodríguezComment
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I don't know about you, but Mother's Day is one of the hardest holidays for shopping! I obviously love my mother and I want to give her what she loves, but since she's a Sagittarius like me (fun fact: we have the same birthday), the only thing I always want to give her are vacation trips! Unfortunately that won't be possible this year, but I decided to create a gift guide that will reach every budget, based on what I know all the mothers I know and mine would love. Everything under $50, under $200 and under $500. Enjoy!

MOTHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE ON A BUDGET

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When it comes to shopping on a budget this is my go to strategy: Find the most quality you can find between your  budget. That's why I recommend purchasing some QUAY sunglasses which are super cheap and great quality or an Urban Decay palette like this one. Also, a pretty and interesting coffee table book, a skincare set or high quality fantasy earrings are sure to make her happy! 

Focus on this: Quality self-care items! 

More gifts like these:

MOTHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE

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Ahh... The magic spot! This is where you can find good high quality items and even high end, but cheaper! In this budget bracket I would recommend you get her a super cool hair drier set like this one, a chakra balancing bath salt set like this one if she's into wellness and even a fancy fitness tracker like this one by Garmin. She's a more trendy mom? Go for some Ray Bans, statement earrings or a trendy handbag like this one which every fashion blogger is raving about!

Focus on this: Have fun with your gift!

More gifts like these:

MOTHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE SPLURGE

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You lucky mofo! You get to do what we all want: Spoil the most important person in our lives! So if you're going to go this route, go big or go home! Ok? Give her that Gucci belt she has been raving about or even a wallet! If she's into makeup, giver the entire set of Artis brushes. Some statement sunglasses or cocktail ring she can brag about with her friends and if she's a fitness junkie, she will love this new Garmin watch

Focus on this: Spoil yo' mama! 

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Favorites and Fails | February 2018

Beauty, Podcast, wellness, Shopping, Real Talk, LifestyleMaría Elena RodríguezComment
february beauty favorites and fails

Favorites

We launched a Podcast!

Yes, you read that right. My friend from college, Silvia Vallejo and I decided that it was time to put our conversations to good use. O sea, to publish them. The Podcast is called Un aguacate a la vez and we will talk about everything wellness related: from supplements to all the woo woo astrological-mystic stuff! 

You can listen to it today and subscribe on iTunes or Soundcloud! 

Aaron Stewart Home - Love PR

After months of not knowing anything about Fernando Rodríguez from Aaron Stewart Home, I was pleasantly surprised to know how much they've grown and specially battled obstacles since Hurricane María hit them. They took all the devastating energy from the hardest months of modern day Puerto Rico and announced the launch of their new line: LOVE PR. This affordable new line is a capsule collection that will assist victims of Hurricane Maria across the island of Puerto Rico by going directly to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, The Sato Project, ConPRmetidos, and Instituto Psicopedagogico de Puerto Rico. 

I personally love the t-shirt for working out and their luggage tags

Purina

Purina invited me to a doggie brunch with Fiona and I couldn't be happier!!! They gave us some samples of their new small breed line Purina Bella and Fiona has been loving it!

Quay Australia Black on Black Aviators

I found this during my recent trip to New York this past fall and I haven't been able to put them down! I love how edgy and trendy they look, but most importantly, their price! 

Seeing some progress in Yoga

After doing yoga for almost 6 months now, I can finally see some progress, specially in my chaturangas and crow pose. 

Glossier You Perfume

This is a favorite ever since I got it. Smells spicy yet sweet, but not TOO sweet for the day time. Grab it here. 

Learning to cook vegan

I have been having a lot of fun learning to cook some vegan recipes and sharing them over on Instagram stories. Check out some awesome vegan books here:

Got accepted in the New York Marathon!!!

This girl is running 26.2 miles on November 4, 2018 and I can't even begin to process that. With that being said, expect a lot more posts about running, nutrition and wellness! I will definetely need them... 

Coconut People

Coconut People is a store in Old San Juan that carries a variety of cruelty free beauty products that I've been dying to try. They gave me some products by Mad Hippie that I will start trying now in March to see if it fixes my hormonal breakouts. Check out some of their products here:

Fails

february fails

Beats by Dr. Dre PowerBeats 2

Now that I got accepted to the New York Marathon I am exceptionally mad at this. This is my second pair of PowerBeats by Dr. Dre and they keep failing on me. The battery doesn't last for even 24 hours without use! Ugh, please send me your recommendations for wireless headphones... 

Breaking out!

On February I suffered from some really heavy hormonal breakouts, which is why I'm taking some extra care of my skin this March! 

Overdoing it with Yoga

Yoga was my favorite, but being able to see some progress means that I pushed myself to the limit some days. Yes, I ended up in the chyropractor after failing to do a complete wheel pose. Yikes! 


What were your favorites and fails this month?

Until next time, 

María Elena

Best Deals Online Right Now! | #ambinityFinds

Beauty, Entertaining, Fashion, Lifestyle, Shopping, DecorMaría Elena RodríguezComment
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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click or buy products using any of these links, ambinityblog.com will receive a small commission from that purchase. If you do, thank you! This helps us keep creating content.

I come across some amazing deals online a few times in the week, so I decided to create a series where I will let you know what are the best deals right now and how to get them before they expire. 

If you like this, I could publish it every weekend! So please, let me know what you think. 

Beauty

Finding an Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette for less than $30 is an amazing deal! UD is known for their amazing quality eyeshadows, so grab this smokey version before it goes. I also found this Deborah Lippmann nail polish set, which also has amazing quality products and they are cruelty-free. #FunFact


Home:

I am sucker for everything that has to do with tabletop settings, so when I saw this set of utensils, I knew I had to include them. They're perfect for the holidays!

Now, can we talk about this KitchenAid at almost half the original price?! 


Accesories:

Who has enough accessories? I know I don't! Specially for sunglasses with marble print or the ever so chic tassel earrings. I really hope they never go out of style!


Clothes:

This is honestly one of the best Collective Request Sales I've ever seen. These are my top pics:


Please let me know if you found this post helpful. I could start creating it once a week. 

Until next time, 

ME

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Shopping, Lifestyle, Fashion, BeautyMaría Elena RodríguezComment

First, I have to say THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to personally write me after last week's extremely emotional post. Sharing that post was definitely one of the hardest things I've ever done, so your support meant everything to me and I'm so glad to know I helped you somehow. That's why I thought this week was time for a much lighter post and decided to share with you guys a cool gift guide for all of the moms in your life. 

But before I begin I have to sat that the girls from Bien Cool were kind enough to send me some of their super funny postcards. If you're looking to make even the most serious person smile, go with one of these. My mom already knows I will be giving her this one, because it's legit and I just love that it has the word "vagina" in it! I highly recommend usingPostales Bien Cool this Mother's Day. Specially if you have a super conservative mom like I do. lol (Sorry, not sorry, Mami)  

Here are the perfect gifts depending on what type of mom you're buying for. Hope it helps!

For the Beauty Junkie

This mom probably never leaves the house without makeup, a good perfume and is crazy about makeup. So make sure you get her some upgraded basics. Here are some recommendations:

  • A pretty makeup bag - Depending on your budget, you could get her a beautiful affordable makeup bag like this one or you could splurge and find her a designer makeup bag like this Gucci Blossoms one. 
  • Fancy Perfume - Don't get her a basic perfume. Ask a Sephora sales person to help you find an exotic scent based on your mom's personality. I would suggest anything by Maison Margiela, Jo Malone, Atelier Cologne or my personal favorites, Elizabeth and James
  • Nail Polish Set - Anything a little bit fancier than your regular OPI and Essie will be perfect. I would suggest Deborah Lippmann or Butter London. They're both cruelty-free! :) 
  • Luxury Makeup Item - I could say buy her Chanel or YSL, which to me they're the ultimate luxury makeup brands, but sadly, they both test on animals. I would suggest going for cruelty-free options like Charllote Tillburry and Chantecaille (specially for skincare). 
  • Makeup Brush Set - If she's a true makeup junky, she can't have enough makeup brushes! So get her a cool set like this one by Sigma or if you have the budget, the Artis Ten Brush Set

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For the Gym Mom

This mom is most likely always on the go. So make her life easier and practical with these fitness basics:

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For the Fancy Mom

If you have the budget, this is your time to splurge on your mom! If she's a stylish person, she most likely appreciates luxury brands, so here are some suggestions. I'll leave some more budget friendly options. ;) 

  • An everyday handbag - This Chloe satchel will make her go crazy! But if you have a more limited budget, I would suggest going for anything by Rebecca Minkoff
  • Fancy Sandals - These Giuseppe Zanotti sandals are out of this world and will definetely make a statement during summer parties. But if your don't have the budget, I found some more budget friendly dupes here, here and here
  • A luxury makeup item - Just as I said in the beauty junkie section, I could say buy her Chanel or YSL, which to me they're the ultimate luxury makeup brands, but sadly, they both test on animals. I would suggest going for cruelty-free options like Charllote Tillburry and Chantecaille (specially for skincare). 
  • A statement evening bag - There's a big chance she loves animal print! So get her this super stylish and Instagram friendly evening pouch. If she's not into animal print, I found more minimal and affordable options here, here and here
  • Designer sunglasses - Because duh! Dior is always a good idea. But if you have a lower budget, you can never go wrong with some mirrored Ray Ban Aviators, Quay Australias or Le Specs

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For the HGTV Lover

The odds this mom likes to be surrounded by pretty things around her house are pretty big! So here are some beautiful things you could get her:

  • Anything Jonathan Adler - Specially his metallic zebra dish! Get it in gold here.  
  • A cool decorative pillow - Make any bed or sofa change seasons with just one item. If she has a bohemian decor look, go for this floral one or tassel one. If she has a neutral look go for this one and if she has a sense of humor, go for this one
  • Luxury Home Fragance - You can never go wrong with anything by Diptyque or Jo Malone. 
  • Fancy Coasters - Again, go with Jonathan Adler. I found some cool options here, here and here

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For the Boss Mom

This could be the hardest mom to buy for! She most likely has everything she wants, because she can get it herself (yas kween!). So I would suggest getting her pretty things for her desk that she most likely wouldn't get herself. 

  • Stationary Set - Every boss knows the importance of hand written letters, so get her a cool stationary set she can use whenever she needs to write a thank you note! This one by Kate Spade is gorgeous, which by the way, I've seen them in Marshalls and TJ Maxx. 
  • A high quality notebook - If she loves writing notes, she will most definitely enjoy anything by Moleskine.  
  • Cool pens - The definition of cool pens is Kate Spade gold pens! Am I right?!
  • Coffee mug - Because there's a huge chance she's addicted to caffeine, get her a fun mug to sip through her hectic days. Some cool suggestions here, here and here
  • A relaxing luxury candle for her desk - Again, anything by Diptyque or Jo Malone will give her desk a luxury vibe she will surely enjoy! 

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Hope this helped! Let me know what you end up getting her. :) 

Best, 

María Elena

 

The Hater's Guide To Spending Valentine's Day

Lifestyle, ShoppingMaría Elena RodríguezComment

Ok so, if you've been reading me for a while now, you know that last year I posted a blog post about why I hate Valentine's Day so much. And before you accuse me of being a whiny single lady who hates V-Day, I am not. I was and currently am in a steady relationship and we both decided a while back not to celebrate this date, because of the reasons listed on that post. ✌🏽

But this year, as part of my New Years Resolution, I am all about self-esteem, being lovable, sending thank you notes (like these or these 😍) and having more friends... Seriously, lol. So I wanted to make things differently and talk to you guys about ways to make Valentine's Day suck less. Because it is everywhere and there's almost nothing we can do about it. And ya'll know I won't be sending you to a restaurant! So here's a very cute (if I do say so myself) Valentine's Day Gift Guide:

 

If you're spending valentine's day With friends:

valentines day galentines gift guide

SHOP (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):

Sugar Paper Be You Art Print // Shiraleah Pineapple Aluminum Container // Kate Spade New York Monedero Heart // Besties Book // Jonathan Adler Brass Elephant Ring Bowl // Sugar Paper Gift Tag

First of all, if you're spending Valentine's Day with your friends, you're already very lucky! Secondly, the key here is looking at "Galentine's" just as any other day of the year, but a little bit more special. So if you are going to buy them something, buy them something that you KNOW will make them happy. Like this pineapple container. Have you seen someone not smile when they see a pineapple? Of course not! Or just give them a bottle of Prossecco with a cute gift tag like this one

And what better way to celebrate friendship than with a coffee book about BFF's? Better yet if she's your roomie! If you have a bigger budget, you could get them this heart shaped Kate Spade coin purse or this beautiful Jonathan Adler ring bowl

 

if you're spending VALENTINE'S DAY WITH YOUR significant other:

boyfriend gift guide

SHOP (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):

Flight 001 Guy Stuff Pouch // Joy Mangano Christie Leather Weekender Bag (it's on SALE!) // Williams Sonoma Two In The Kitchen Cookbook // Gucci Signature money clip // Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit

My boyfriend and I always bond over traveling or having weekend getaways. So what better way to spend this lousy holiday than planning your next getaway? That's why I included this beautiful duffle bag (on sale!) that you can totally still from him/ her, as well as this pouch for toiletries. 

I'm also a very lucky girl and my boyfriend knows how to cook very well, but if your S.O. doesn't even know how to boil water, this Williams Sonoma cookbook will surely make you two bond in the kitchen this Valentine's Day. 

Lastly, if he/she's a keeper and you have a little extra cash laying around, go ahead and buy him/her a designer wallet like this one. But if you're just starting out as a couple, I would suggest going for a simple and non-expensive beauty kit like this one or this one

 

if you're spending valentine's day With your family:

what to get your family gift guide

SHOP (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):

Gift Boutique Mine Stackable Mug // Nordstrom at Home 'Cuddle Up' Faux Fur Heart Accent Pillow // Mikasa Cheers, Party Collection // kate spade new york 'posy court' heart dish // Monopoly Classic Board Game

I know what you're thinking... This is not exactly the scenario you think about when you think about Valentine's Day but hear me out, OK? If you have to spend V-Day with your family, PREACH it! No matter how annoying they are, you will always need them somehow. Plus, I included board games and glasses of wine in this Valentine's Day Gift Guide for obvious reasons. #IGotYou

My advice to you is to enjoy their company by playing Monopoly over wine. It will not exactly be a relaxing experience, but it will sure keep you entertained! Also, make your mom happy by getting her these gorgeous glasses of wine you can start using right away or this beautiful coffee mug she may need in the morning after all that wine. 

Also, is there anything more Valentine's Day-ish than heart shaped everything?! I think not. No matter how much you hate this date, you have to admit this pillow looks pretty cozy and this ring tray will definetely bring a smile to your mom's face.  

 

If you're spending valentines day alone:

If by any chance you end up spending Valentines Day alone, good for you! In the words of my sister: "You are a strong independent woman!" If you would like to treat yourself to something, I would suggest just adding to your cart any of the items listed below. Because you damn well deserve it girl! 

Now I want to know about you! How are you spending this Valentine's Day? Any plans? Let me know in the comments bellow. Also, don't forget to sign up for my newsletter here! I'm sending out cool stuff to your inbox every other week. 

Until next time, 

María Elena

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A Year in Review

Real Talk, Shopping, LifestyleMaría Elena RodríguezComment
the devil wears prada nigel

Even though 2016 hasn't been the best year in history nor for myself, I can't say I haven't enjoyed this bumpy ride. It was a very difficult year but I have grown a lot both personally and professionally. I had many challenges in which I had to do my best to balance work, life, graduate school and health. Was I able to keep these four important aspects of my life in balance? No. I couldn't stop thinking about Nigel from The Devil Wears Prada telling Andy that she has to choose between her career or a personal life. Ugh, adulting is some serious shit, people!  

This was also a year in which I have seen the digital content world evolve so much. But I have also seen how so many bloggers and vloggers have lost their genuine vibes by sticking to what's "cool" or "trendy" and not by their true essence. And let me tell you something, I care too much about this blog to ever let that happen. In 2017 I will make it my mission to keep evolving personally along with this blog. But more on this further on this post, ok? 

Now, let's get to my 2016 favorites! 


My Makeup Drawer

Photo by: Marcos Caballero

This year I decided to clean up my makeup stash and get everything together in just one drawer. A very big drawer I may add, because you know me. Lol. But the thing is that there is no secret the Marie Kondo has changed my life perspective, and I no longer need a huge amount of makeup to feel like a genuine beauty blogger. So here's a list of my 2016 makeup essentials, cruelty-free, of course. ;) Which by the way, I have been cruelty-free for 1 year now! 

Nars Blushes | It Cosmetics CC Cream | Tarte Concealer | Tarte Tease Palette | Urban Decay Liquid Eyeliner | It Cosmetics Concealer | Tarte Bronzer | Tarte Mascara | NYX Liquid Lipstick

 

My Top Shelf Skincare

My skin has been so happy this year. I have not slacked on my skincare routine whatsoever. I do not go to sleep without my facial spray, serum and moisturizer. And in the daytime, I make sure my foundation has an SPF higher than 30. If it's a no-makeup dayI  will use my go-to Josie Maran SPF. Also rose water spray has been my life this year! I'm such a brat, I know.

Here's what I've been loving:

2016 has been the year of being comfy and sexy. I was all about the leggings, maxi dresses, off shoulders, oversized sweaters, Adidas Superstars and of course, my dainty staple jewelry. 

But again, Marie Kondo has been a huge part on this. Thanks to the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I've been throwing away what doesn't "spark joy" in my life and sticking to staple pieces that may be pricier, but will last me longer. I have specially been spending a little extra on jeans and workout clothes. Next? I will be investing in better t-shirts and camis for the every day. Because these are items that you can wear up or down with some basic jeans and who doesn't love options?! 

So here were some of my staple pieces this year:

santa monica pier, california, travel tips

Traveling is my therapy. This year I was going through several personal issues and the way I was able to cope with them was by traveling to places I had never seen before. That's how I took my mom to California and Chicago for the first time and made some of the best memories I have with the woman who raised me. <3 Check out my travel posts in the list bellow:

****Life Update Alert****

Next year I will finally be traveling to Europe for the first time in my life! I am extremely excited and so grateful to have the opportunity to visit for three weeks during Summer with my boyfriend. So if you start seeing less makeup hauls, now you know why. ;) Your girl's saving some cash! 

 

My Fitness Journey

I have to admit this has not been my healthiest year. I learned the hard way that once you hit that 25 year old mark, you can't be eating whatever you want and expect to stay skinny, just because you exercise. I guess it's safe to say my glory days are over? *Sigh*

That's why I decided to reach out to LIV Fitness Clubs in Guaynabo and San Juan, so they could be part of this losing-fat-journey with me. Let me tell you that they have been great with all this. You can't compare the amount of classes in the early morning with no other gym in Puerto Rico. Overall, I have been LOVING everything about LIV. Plus, the staff is the nicest! 

Now for the good part, I am already down 5 pounds, YAY! Would you like to see more on this journey? Let me know and I will gladly start posting about this experience. 

What's next for Ambinity?

I am not going to lie... I am getting really tired of all the blogs that have been creating all this sponsored content that has nothing to do with what they supposedly stand for. During 2016 I have seen a lot of people trying to get famous through social media and calling themselves "bloggers" without even having and idea of what this entitles.

To be 100% honest with you guys, this sometimes gets me a little down and makes me question if I am on the right path. I really don't want to create something that doesn't bring some kind of value to your lives. But then again, I remember that I am here because I am really passionate about writing and of course, giving you some life advice and a little vanity wisdom that I know can bring a smile to your face from time to time. 

What I am trying to express is that you can expect some changes in Ambinity's content this upcoming year. Remember this blog is an extension of myself, so it will continue to evolve as I do. 

What will not change is the way that I create genuine content for you guys. The good thing about working in digital advertising is that I actually know how brands work with bloggers and I will make sure you guys only get content that I truly support and love, no matter how big or small this blog gets.

My point is you will not see basic content in Ambinity for 2017. Hah! Pinky promise. ;)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my loves! 

Until next time, 

María Elena


5 Ways to Elevate Any Outfit With Jewelry

Fashion, Money, ShoppingMaría Elena RodríguezComment

When I was in high school, I didn't have enough money to go out and buy a new outfit every time I had a party or important event. So I developed a trick to help me upgrade or downgrade my outfits depending on the occasion: use the jewelry I had collected over the years to mix up my looks. 

Not only is this the best way to style a simple outfit on a hurry, you can literally spend no money while doing so. That's why I decided to create a list of simple tricks to upgrade any outfit with jewelry:

1. Different length necklaces are great for layering.

Similar necklace here and here.

There's no better way to show people you know what your doing than layering your jewelry like a true Instagram queen. 

2. When in doubt, wear a statement necklace. 

Photo Cred:  Pinterest &nbsp;| Similar necklace  here .

Photo Cred: Pinterest | Similar necklace here.

Use a statement necklace to upgrade a jeans and t-shirt outfit. You can dress up this staple with a statement necklace, a couple of bangles, some nice pumps and a classy handbag. It's that easy!

3. Wear your hair up with statement earrings

Get these earrings here | Photo Via: Kendra Scott

If you have a busier blouse on, it's better to go for some fancy earrings. You can find these beautiful ones at Rocksbox. 

4. Add some arm candy to your watch 

Photo Cred:  Wendy's Lookbook &nbsp;|  Watch  | Similar bracelets  here ,  here  and  here .&nbsp;

Photo Cred: Wendy's Lookbook | Watch | Similar bracelets here, here and here

This one ALWAYS makes you look put together and like you care about your appearance even on days when you're pms'ing and your dog wouldn't stop barking during a long night of tossing and turning. #Experienced

5. Don't buy your jewelry, rent them! 

Yes, this DOES exist! When Rocksbox contacted me to be one of their influencers I immediately said yes! Rocksbox is a jewelry membership service that exists to make your life easier and more stylish. For only $19/month, you can treat yourself by renting 3 pieces of jewelry at a time with free shipping both ways!

How perfect is that for the holidays?! Wear that statement necklace for the holiday party and send it back in exchange for the dainty one you want to wear daily. It's that simple. And if you love a jewelry piece you can buy it for a discount price AND you will receive a $10 credit in your Rocksbox account. 

Guys, I receive about 10 monthly emails from brands who want to collaborate and I normally say no, so when I recommend a brand I mean it! 

Here's a promo code for a free month with Rocksbox: AMBINITYXOXO


That's it guys! Hope you enjoyed my newest post. Leave me a comment bellow letting me know your favorite jewelry pieces right now. 

Until next time, 

María Elena

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Wish List | New Wardrobe for the Holidays + Promo Code!

Fashion, Lifestyle, ShoppingMaría Elena RodríguezComment

*All the pictures in this post were taken by Collective Request.*

Yes, it is not even pass Halloween and I am already talking about the Holidays. You know me, gotta be prepared before the holidays madness! The thing is, my birthday is on November 27, which means I am celebrating a new year of life while most of you are either stuffing a turkey or going crazy over Black Friday. But the best part of my birthday is that it is actually the beginning of the Holiday season, which means I have the perfect excuse to treat myself and start shopping for christmas outfits! It's a thing, ok?

And I don't know about you, but when it comes to holiday outfits, I tend to spend a little more than I usually do. So I was browsing around the Collective Request website, one of my favorite online stores for quality, capsule worthy clothes, and I found some beautiful outfits that could be perfect not only for the holidays, but for all year round.

Luckily, the #girlboss Ashley Cervantes, the owner and founder of Collective Request kindly sent me a coupon code for 10% off at your collectiverequest.com check out: AMBINITY10. Just for you, my readers, because she's awesome like that! 

So here are my top holiday outfit picks from Collective Request that I will definetely be adding to my closet soon. Hope you like them: 

Grey Sweater Dress

Collective Request also carries one of my favorite jewelry designer lines: Viviana D'Ontañon:

And remember to use your 10% off your order use Promo Code: AMBINITY10 at your collectiverequest.com checkout. 

What do you guys think? Let me know what are your favorite holiday outfits this year in the comments bellow. 

Until next time, 

María Elena

Style Crush | Bucket Bags

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Photo Cred: The Stripe

While on the search for the perfect and timeless designer bag collection (read more on this here), I've been looking for trendier pieces that I can save my money on. Right now I am all about the bucket bag, so I have been searching around the internet for the perfect one. I even contemplated on Louis Vuitton's Noe, but I controlled myself. *Phew*

Bucket bags are definitely on trend for fall 2016. If you follow fashion and lifestyle blogs or scroll over your Instagram feed, you will notice that all the it girls are sporting one. And of course, you know me, I can't be left behind, because #FOMO. So here are three bucket handbags I found online, for three different budgets:

Leave me a comment below letting me know if you are planning on getting one yourself! I would love to know what's on your wish list these days. 

Until next time, 

María Elena