#OOTD | Grayish

Hey guys,

I don’t know if you want to blame it on global warming, but its no surprise that this winter has been a bit of a let down on the cold factor. In Florida we had a nice warm 85 degrees on Christmas followed by another warm day on New Years.  Because of this, I still am wearing lighter layers and occasionally using a jacket. Below, I have an outfit that I wore a few days ago. I love that is has the long sleeves to give it a winter/cold feel but its still a short dress that I won’t sweat in in this warmer weather. As you can see, all the pieces revolve around the gray tones and I’m totally loving that. I really love gray and I feel like its a staple color that can be used in any season. Gray can be dressed up or combined with brighter colors as well. Grayish tones are the bomb! haha.

I hope you guys enjoy this look and as always I will have all the details listed below. Make sure to leave me a comment with your thoughts. And don’t forgot to follow me on all social media outlets.

grayish Nordstrom dress, gray Lulu's booties, gray hat grayish Nordstrom dress, gray Lulu's booties, gray hat gray Lulu's booties grayish Nordstrom dress, gray Lulu's booties, gray hatgrayish Nordstrom dress, gray Lulu's booties, gray hat

Outfit Details: Dress- Leith at Nordstrom | Shoes- LuLu’s | Hat- Volcom | Necklace- Forever 21 | Lippie- Heroin by MAC |

Let me know your thoughts on this outfit below. Don’t forget to follow the blog for updates and new post by email. Check out my Instagram, Pinterest, & Twitter too!

Hope you guys all enjoyed your holidays! Much love,

xoeneida

Posted in Fashion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chanse’s Chef’s Table | October 2015

 Chanse’s Chef’s Table – October 2015

DSC06496Hey everyone,

Thanks to this pretty lady here, Jenn, I was able to attend October’s Chanse’s Chefs Table. This fun and intimate event brings local foodies together for a night of creative, unique, and flavorful courses. The event is hosted by Chef Chanse who did a great job keeping the courses coming. It was a great experience where I met new people from the Tampa bay area including other bloggers. Below I have a group picture of the attendees as well as the food and a brief description. Please try not to drool and go give Chef Chanse’s Facebook page a like so that you can join in on the fun next time.

“Food is the language we all speak.” – Anonymous

DSC06513


 

HORS D’OERVES:

Crostini w/ duck prosciutto, caviar, figs, cheese, yellow chives.

Crostini w/ duck prosciutto, caviar, figs, cheese, yellow chives.Crostini w/ duck prosciutto, caviar, figs, cheese, yellow chives.

This dish was probably the best surprise of the night. I have never tasted caviar before, however, it had this small but nice jelly texture and flavor that was really great. I also enjoyed the slight tangy-ness that it had.


Soup:

Oyster bisque: fresh oysters, shellfish-based broth with a hint of saffron, topped with grilled oyster mushrooms and a drizzle of pistachio oil.

Oyster bisqueOyster bisque

Oyster is another food that I have never tried before. However, it was the one that I was the most nervous about. It had a slimy texture as I expected but the actual flavor wasn’t too bad. I may need to give it a few more tries to decide if I like it or not. Everyone else seemed to really enjoy it.


Salad:

  Warm cauliflower salad: cauliflower steak grilled and accompanied with  arugula, assorted radishes, chives, and pureed cauliflower sauce, topped with honey lemon butter dressing.

Warm cauliflower saladWarm cauliflower salad

This dish was very tasty. My favorite part was the honey lemon better dressing. I also liked that the cauliflower was served warm.


Appetizers:

 Quail stuffed with mushrooms: roasted organic quail stuffed with chanterelle mushrooms and spinach, accompanied by white asparagus.

Quail stuffed with mushroomsQuail stuffed with mushrooms Quail stuffed with mushrooms

This dish was really fun to try. Not only did it feel like I was eating a whole baby chicken, but the taste was pretty great. Chef also stuffed it with mushrooms and spinach which were delicious. I also really enjoyed the white asparagus. Was I the only one that didn’t know that asparagus also came in white?


Entree:

Grilled ribeye served with miso peppercorn sauce. Roasted acorn squash with balsamic vinegar, spices, and olive oil. Sautéed broccolini with white wine and garlic. Salted, roasted fingerling potatoes with tons of garlic and butter

Grilled ribeye served with miso peppercorn sauce

This was so good! I wasn’t the biggest fan of the brocolini as it was a bit bitter, but the steak, acorn squash, and potatoes were to die for. I really need to learn how to cook this!


Dessert:

Raspberry creme brûlée topped with sugar-dusted cranberry and mint leaf.

 Raspberry creme brûlée Raspberry creme brûlée

One word. Amazing!


Thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed this fun evening and I also enjoyed getting to share it with you all. Till next time,

xoeneida

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Eyebrow Routine | 2015

DSC05831

Hey guys!

A while back I was requested by a reader to do a blog post on how I do my eyebrows. I was super excited about the request, and of course I’d be more than happy to share my routine with you all. Now my eyebrows are nothing special but I do get compliments every now and then on their shape and look. To be honest, it has taken me a long time to master how to do them. However, I do feel that they are superrrr important and can make or break your make up look. You may have heard the saying “eyebrows are the frame to the face” and I totally agree. Take it from someone who was rocking a uni-brow for a long time. Eyebrows are a big deal. Hopefully you will pick up some tips from my pictorial below so that your eyebrows can be “on fleek”as well. hehe.

P.s. Half way through you will see my glasses come on. I have horrible eye-sight. Sad face.

Love you guys!!

Supplies:

anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers

Step 1: Prepping the Eyebrow

I would like to start off by saying that I always do my eyebrows first when I’m doing a full face of make up. It just works easier for me. However, you do what you feel most comfortable with. Now, after getting all of your supplies in place, the first thing you want to do is inspect your brows. I like to take a look back in the mirror and see what I have to work with.anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

 

I start of by taking a spoolie and brush out my hair in the direction that it grows in. Then I take small scissors and cut down any hairs that are longer than the bunch. If you need to do this please be careful not to cut too much off.

anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrowanastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

Once the eyebrows are a bit more tamed, I like to take tweezers and clean up any small hairs that are hanging out where they shouldn’t and just try to clean up the brow even more. The more we can prep and clean up the brows the prettier they’ll look when you’re done.  After that I’ll take a facial razor and clean up around the brows. I am normally pretty hairy (I mean, what Hispanic isn’t?). So I’ll run the facial razor on my forehead and in between my brows in case I missed anything with the tweezers. This is also a great help if you are in a hurry.

anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrowanastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

Step 2: Filling

There are a few ways you can fill in your brows. You can use a powder (like an eye shadow or eyebrow powder), a brow pomade (gel-like cream similar to gel eye liner), or a brow pencil. I have used both powder and pencil and I like the brow pencil the best which is what I’m using today. An important thing you want to keep in mind is that you should choose a shade of eyebrow color that is about 2 shades lighter than your natural hair color. This helps us avoid the “chola” or ” Sharpe” eyebrow look that can be very harsh.

What I will do first is take my brow pencil and start to outline the top portion of my brow from the arch to the tail. I will do this again and start to make the upper arch area a bit more squared off.

anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrowanastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

 

After I’ve drawn that line I will do it again to make sure its a dark as I want it to be. I make sure I am filling in any gaps between my natural hair and the eyebrow line I just drew. I also will take the spoolie and run it through the whole brow a couple of times so that blends out the pencil and it doesn’t look as harsh compared to my natural hair.anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

 

Next, I will take my brow pencil and start outlining the bottom of the brow in a similar way as I did on the top. I will also add some color on the inner brow. Do this last step lightly to avoid the harsher eyebrow look I was referring to earlier.anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

 

Once I’m done it looks something like this:anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

 

Note: If you are only wanting to fill your brows for a more natural look, as opposed to doing a full face of make up, this would be a good stopping place.

 

Step 3: Clean up

Once I’m done with filling in and shaping the brows, I will take a tiny bit of concealer and dab it on a stiff dome eye shadow brush. I will take that concealer and run it along side the bottom of the brow. This will not only clean up any brow pencil marks that are out of place but it will also highlight the brow bone area. Then taking the fluffy brush, I will buff out the concealer and blend it out.

nyx concealer anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

 

Once I’ve done that on the bottom of the brow, I will do the same on the remaining edges of the brow. First carving out the brow with the concealer and then buffing it out.  anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

Step 4: Setting

Once my brows are cleaned up, filled, and carved out, I will do my final step. I like using a clear brow gel to set them in place. Think of it as hairspray for your brows. These babies will not move once you’ve gelled them down. I usually put one or two coats on.

anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

 

and TA-DA! That’s my eyebrow routine. anastasia brow pencil, anastasia brow gel, tweezers, eyebrow

I hope you were able to pic up a few tricks on how to spruce up your brows. If you have any feedback or questions, please let me know in the comments below!

xoeneida

 

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

#OOTD | Green Snake Skin Look

DSC05768

Hola friends,

Lately I have been trying my best to get into the fall spirit while still battling this 90 degree weather. As you can imagine, it has not been easy. There are so many cute fall items that await me but I need to place those on hold for a while. So what I tried to do for this look was find a way to compromise some of the looks of fall and still try to stay as cool as possible.

The first thing I want to mention is this shirt from Express. What I like about it first is the color and I think that I am really starting to embrace these kinds of dark greens more and more, especially for fall. Not to mention they compliment my hair color so well. And who doesn’t like an extra compliment? hehe. This green snake skin shirt is light weight to wear in this heat but still has a nice quality fabric to it. I paired it up with black skinny jeans with rips in the knees. Black or leather jeans are in for every season and are easy to pair up with any outfit. The rip in the knees adds a little bit of edge which I’m all about. The last thing are these open-toed booties. Booties with an open toe are a perfect way to add fall style in a warmer climate. Top it off with a vampy or wine colored lip and you are good to go.

I hope this look tickles your fancy. As I’ve said before, I’m always looking for ways to spruce up and change my looks. Leave me some thoughts below!

DSC05770 DSC05786 DSC05797 DSC05783 DSC05779 DSC05776

OUTFIT DEETS: Shirt – Express, similar here | Pants- Express | Shoes- Calvin Klein | Bracelet’s- Ebay, similar here | Lipstick- Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Vamp”, similar here |

Please leave me your thoughts and feedback below. I love to hear from you. Hugs and kisses!!!

xoeneida

Posted in Fashion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

#OOTD | LBD featuring Mirina Collections

little black dress LBD forever 21 faux leather red hair

Hey guys!

As most of you may know, the “little black dress” or “LBD”, is an essential must-have item for every woman’s closet. This should be your go-to dress for an easy and sexy look. Think girls night out, date night, or reunion with someone where you want to feel hot and confident. Luckily for me, I was able to find this awesome faux leather LBD at Forever 21 for only $13. I love it because its fitted on the top and then flares out from the waist, creating a smaller waist line. The second thing I love about this outfit is the accessories. I had the opportunity to become a Brand Ambassador for Mirina Collections, a jewelry, clothing, and accessories shop. That’s where this beautiful statement necklace and double sided earrings are from. Mirina Collections was nice enough to offer a coupon code for my readers to enjoy. Enter “eneida20” for 20% off your order. I will link both items below. The last and final thing I love about this outfit are the shoes. You may have seen these before in a previous OOTD post, and I love them now just as much as I did then.

I hope you just enjoy this look. I also appreciate any support for any of my affiliate sites. Please leave any comments or feedback on your LBD looks, or favorite statement pieces. I’m always on the hunt for new items to spruce up my closet.

little black dress LBD forever 21 faux leather red hair little black dress LBD forever 21 faux leather red hair little black dress LBD forever 21 faux leather red hair little black dress LBD forever 21 faux leather red hair jessica simpson carmody caged shoes

 

OUTFIT DEETS: Dress – Forever 21 | Shoes – Carmody by Jessica Simpson | Necklace – Bohemian Statement Necklace ‘Max‘ by Mirina Collections | Earrings – Double Bead 2 Sided ‘Emma’ by Mirina Collections | *Don’t forget to use ‘eneida20’ for 20% off the Mirina Collections Website |
xoeneida

Posted in Fashion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fall Trends 2015

Fall Trends 2015 at Neiman Marcus #onthecusp

Hey loves,

This past weekend I had the opportunity to join fellow fashion lovers on a sneak peek of some of this years upcoming Fall trends 2015. I was super excited to be checking out the clothing and of course chatting up with fellow bloggers and fashion lovers. I was invited to this specific event by a fellow Tampa blogger, Jenn Thai. Her blog, This Jenn Girl, is really great and you guys should check her out.

This event was hosted at the Neiman Marcus at International Mall in Tampa Bay. They had drinks, snacks, a “Shades of Red” candy bar, as well as a design your own Folklorica bracelet bar’. But more on what that means later. Below I’ll show you some of the different pieces and trends that you should expect to see this coming fall. Now, if you’re like me and you live in a warmer climate, then we may need to adjust some of these looks. But overall, they are beautiful and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these pieces.

Disclaimer: I was a bad blogger and unfortunately left my “nicer” camera at home. These pics are taken from my iPhone. I apologize for the not-so-great quality.

Fall Trends 2015 #1 – Folklorica

If you’re not familiar with the term Folklorica no need to worry, neither was I. Folklorica basically means a new modern approach to boho dressing with layering of  print, texture, and fabric. Just think 70’s vibe but with a modern twist. In Folklorica, you will see the use of boho dresses or skirts paired with fur, suede, or fringe vests. You will also see knee-high suede, or fringe boots. The last 2 looks below are my favorites!

Fall Trends 2015 Fur vest and flared jeans Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 fringe vest and leggings Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 fringe vest, leggings, wine chloe bag Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 Fur vest fringe skirt flared jeans over the knee stuart weiztman boots Neiman MarcusFall Trends 2015 fringe skirt green top alice and olivia jacket Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 fur vest stuart weiztman fringe boots Neiman Marcus

Fall Trends 2015 #2 – Red

I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually think of red when I think of fall. I tend to stick to my warmer shades like oranges, browns and hunter greens. Well this fall we are changing things up a bit. This fall you will see reds from dark burgundy to rich cherry. This can be in the form of a head-to-toe “red’ look or just adding a splash of red to your outfit with an accessory like a necklace, vest, or bag.

Fall Trends 2015 red dress Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 red dress Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 red skirt red jacket Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 red dress Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 wine dress Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 wine dress Neiman Marcus

Fall Trends #3 – White

I know, I know, I was shocked (and concerned too). We have all heard the saying, “No white after Labor Day”. Well like I mentioned before, we are changing the rules this year. And you know what? I’m ok with that. Fashion rules are meant to be broken. This year you will see clean and crisp shades of white but with more use of different fabrics and textures. You can go super monochromatic, or add in some of your other favorite pieces to match it up with.

Fall Trends 2015 white skirt white jacket street style Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 white skirt white jacket street style Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 white ripped jeans white jacket monochromatic Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 white ripped jeans white jacket monochromatic Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 white ripped jeans white jacket monochromatic Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2015 chanel inspired alice and olivia white jacket white dress Neiman Marcus

Fall Trends 2015 – Other Trends

Along with the ones listed above, here are a few other trends that you will see this Fall 2015:

  • Lace
  • Flared Pants
  • Lace-up (dresses, shirts, boots)
  • Choker and Collar necklaces
  • Suede and Fringe everything

I hope you guys enjoyed this insight on some of the new Fall Trends for 2015. I had such a fun time checking out the new styles as well as mingling with other fashion lovers at Neiman Marcus. Please let me know your thoughts on some of the these trends (good or bad) in the comments below. I would love to hear your feedback!

Until next time,

xoeneida

Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

#OOTD | Summer Floral Prints


summer floral prints express top aldo purse

Hello babes,

So I’ve noticed recently that I have really been embracing the “nudes”. I have a “nudi-tude” if you will. Hehe. But seriously, I am really embracing the light neutrals in my closet. I mean, lets be honest. Neutrals are easy, which is what makes them ideal for day to day looks. And I will be the first to tell you that I tend to be on the lazy side. So really, nudes and neutrals are a life savor for me. Sometimes I go overboard with the nudes, but hey, who cares. The thing I love about fashion and personal style is that its just that, personal. I know what I love to wear and what makes me happy. And in this Outfit of the Day I decided to match up all my nudes with this super cute, and casual floral top from Express. They have some really nice patterns which are great for sprucing up your business causal looks. And if you’re someone like me that works in an office, or somewhere with a business causal dress code, these types of outfits are cute, easy, and on-the-go.

These pics where shot in downtown Tampa at a local park. The day was so beautiful and brights, but I wont lie. There was definitely a trickle of sweat or two running down my back. But hey, its all for the love of fashion, right? Right!

Well my loves, I hope you guys enjoy this easy outfit. Just remember to always have your basics on hand (black, tan, nude, pants or skirts) and match them up with some prints or splashes of color. I promise, you wont go wrong!

I hope you guys are enjoying the rest of your summer! I’ll have outfit details listed below. Besos!

summer floral prints express top aldo purse summer floral prints express top aldo purse ziji soho nude studded flats red hair summer floral prints express top aldo purse bcbg bracelets michael kors bracelets summer floral prints express top

OUTFIT DEETS: Shirt- Express | Pants- Papaya | Shoes- Nordstrom Rack | Purse- Aldo | Necklace- Michael Kors | Bracelets- BCBG & Michael Kors | Earrings- Michael Kors | Lips- MAC Faux lipstick + NYX Merengue gloss |

 Let me know your thoughts on this outfit below. Don’t forget to follow the blog for updates and new post by email. Check out my Instagram, Pinterest, & Twitter too!

xoeneida

Posted in Fashion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#OOTD | Summer Is Here

summer romper from target with gladiator sandals

Hola,

This overwhelming heat is letting us know that summer. is. here. Man has it been scorching hot lately in Florida. Good news is that now we can bring out our short shorts and crop tops. Well… who am I kidding? My bad eating habits and new unwanted gut are not allowing for any crop tops right now. But for those of you who were hiding those baby abs under your shirts, its time for them to come out and play.

I am super happy to say that summer has been pretty amazing for me so far. I’ve made it out to the beach and the pool quite a few times, and I’m not looking as pasty white anymore. I also had a great time recently when my younger sister came to visit for a week from Pennsylvania. We went to Orlando, explored Downtown Disney, went shopping, ate a lot, got massages, and spent nice quality time together.

Soooo, all this talk about the heat brings me to this outfit. During the summer I love wearing rompers. They are light weight, easy, and super comfy (most of the time). However this year I did not have much luck finding rompers that fit me well. I went to Target and saw this outfit on a mannequin. I thought it was a romper but I was surprised to find out it was a shorts and top set. I tried it on right away and fell in love. I paired it with some black gladiator sandals that I also picked up from Target that same day. I added some gold accessories and called it a day. I love wearing cute and easy outfit for the summer.

The pics below were taken in Lakeland, FL, a city about 30-45 mins away from where I live. This city is called Lakeland due to the many lakes they have around the city. This one here is Lake Mirror which is right next to downtown. It really has a nice view and different art pieces and structures around it. It was a very hot day but we took the dog out for a walk and decided to take advantage of the scenery. Hope you guys are enjoying your summer, I know I plan too. As always all the outfit details will be listed below. Let me know your thoughts. xoxo
Continue reading

Posted in Fashion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel | First Time In Chicago Part II

Hey guys,

So this is the second part to my awesome Chicago trip blog. To read Part I click here.

Day 3chicagoDay 3 was our last full day in the city. This was our most touristy day of all. We had tons of fun too. This pic was of the crew (minus moi) on our way to Navy Pier. As you will see the views were beautiful. Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel | First Time in Chicago Part I

Hi guys!

So I’ve been super excited about writing this post. About 3 weeks back I took a long weekend trip to Chicago. This is my first time ever visiting the Windy City and I was very nervous about it. A quick background on me, I have been dealing with anxiety for many years, and taking a trip like this was kind of nerve wrecking. Thankfully I took some time to talk it over with my therapist and we came up with a plan to help me out if I started to panic. Let me know if you guys wanna see a post a little more about that.

Anywho,  after a very long 4 hour ride to Ft. Lauderdale we boarded our flight to Chicago. That was followed by a 3 1/2 hour flight to O’Hare Airport. Thankfully I slept through most of it (I want to thank my boyfriend for lending me his shoulder, haha). After that we made arrangements to drop off our luggage at our AirBNB host’s house and we were off to explore the city until official check in.  Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment