Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Check out my latest video, featuring three easy hairstyles for Spring. One of the hairstyles that is showcased during the video is influenced by the By Misha fashion show that I participated in during New York Fashion Week. Which one is your favorite or which would you try?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Mother's Day is right around the corner and for those who are as last-minute of shoppers as I am, then don't you fret. I've compiled a Mother's Day Gift Guide with all of my favorite gift ideas for the best mama, sister, best friend, girlfriend, or simply a friend who happens to have birthed a child (or adopted). There is a little something for everyone - including beautiful pieces for the entertaining mother, gifts for the memory maker, trendy fashionistas, jewelry for the chic mommy, and even the Bliss Fat Girl Slim Six Pack cream for the fitness addicts.
Some of the items can even be packaged together, like the Patricia and Gloria Jewel Boxes by Z Gallerie along with Marida Jewelry's Flying V necklace and a Bath & Body Works candle.
Click on any of the items to purchase them directly from my Luvocracy page. Thank me later :)
Monday, April 28, 2014
Spring season means one of two things: Miami will begin to become almost unbearably hot and sweaty or maxi skirts are a must have. Pairing a neutral toned maxi skirt with a vibrant top gives an effortless look while maintaining comfort (and allowing your legs to breathe). Another option which is great for Spring is to rock an edgy crop top with some strappy heels.
These cobalt statement earrings are a beautiful accessory to glam up a casual look, even though I rarely seem to wear earrings. However, I've been loving this pair from LE TOTE, for adding some glitz to a neutral outfit.
What I'm rocking:
Friday, April 25, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Whenever in doubt, stick to the basics. My "basics" during this time of the year includes a lightweight top, black shorts, a hat and some chunky booties. This is a great weekend outfit or a twist on a casual look for the day, which is also mommy-friendly without busting out the mom jeans. In fact, this past weekend was an ideal time for me to wear this outfit while running around with Taejin (my two-year-old rockstar) in an attempt to find millions of Easter eggs at various egg hunts in Miami.
What I love so much about this top from Le Tote is that it flairs out to make it feminine, yet the back opens up for a unique cut. The built-in color blocking is also a nice touch paired with embellished boots and lace shorts.
What I'm rocking:
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
A color combination that screams "utter perfection" for the Spring season is pink and ivory, as it is delicate and feminine. As a featured editor for ShopStyle by PopSugar, I've compiled some of my favorite pieces including everything from my go-to rompers, accessories, handbags, Valentino Rockstud sandals, trendy sneakers, dresses, etc. Anna-Karin Karisson's gold glitter-speckled cream sunglasses are gorgeous paired with the carved roses on top of the frames. Another Spring friendly accessory that I'm loving is the Erickson Beamon necklace coated with gold-plated Swarovski crystals. The floral arrangement of this necklace will set off any basic top! A few other floral favorites of mine are the Dolce & Gabbana Cotton Silk Brocade coat, Givenchy skate shoes, and Erdem's embroidered silk-organza gown (which is to die for).
For ivory basics, the fresh crocodile-embossed crop by Alexander McQueen is a beauty in addition to Malene Birger's wrap-effect jumpsuit. Jumpsuits or rompers are my timeless pieces that look chic and effortless. There's also something about a clean, white handbag like Michael Kors' medium satchel, that polishes off a look. Givenchy's small antigona grained leather bag isn't bad either.
To check out the rest of my Spring favorites, shop Lynsee's Style with PopSugar here or click on the photo above!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Whatever the occasion, Sundays are the perfect opportunity to pull out that ultra feminine dress that can be worn throughout the entire day without feeling uncomfortable. Therefore, my go-to Sunday piece is this Grisel Chambray Dress that I snagged from LE TOTE and absolutely love its detailing. It's the perfect dress for any body type as well.
To cinch the dress at the waist, I paired it with a leopard printed belt and black accessories for a polished look. Adding something as small as a printed belt can really pull together an outfit without overdoing it.
To grab this dress, check out LE TOTE's website. The way their program works is that you can select styles that you love, get unlimited pieces each month, and keep whatever items you'd like or return them for new items. It's a subscription based service that allows you to try out clothing or accessories and purchase the ones that you love! How fab is that?
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In continuation with my Beautiful Confidence series, today's post highlights healthy habits for losing stubborn belly fat and tips for a flatter stomach as bikini season nears. Stubborn belly fat is one of those annoyances that sticks around and doesn't go away, like a lurking ex-boyfriend. However, there are ways to evict that muffin top and create six-pack abs for the Summer season.
1. Eat clean
There is an infamous saying that goes, "abs are built in the kitchen." From my experience, this is absolutely true. There are moments where we all cheat and get tempted by pizza or pasta, which is perfectly fine in limitations. When it's time to slim down, eating junk food all day will not help in the weight-loss process. Therefore, the goal is to eat clean or unprocessed foods such as:
Fruits - Apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, mangoes, etc.
Vegetables - Kale, spinach, romaine, cabbage, bell peppers, mushrooms
Carbs - Sweet potatoes, brown rice, gluten-free oats, gluten-free pasta, quinoa
Protein - Lean meats like chicken breasts or lean beef, white fish like tilapia, salmon, whey protein, egg whites, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese
Healthy Fats - Coconut oil, avocado, fish oil, nuts, flax seeds
2. Eat more often
No, you didn't read that incorrectly. Many people mistake starving themselves as the miracle weight-loss solution when in reality, it only makes things worse for the body and metabolism. Eating the correct amount of protein, whole foods and healthy fats, promotes fat loss. On the other hand, starving oneself will have a domino effect where the body is deprived of nutrients after so long. Therefore, it will scream "feed me everything" at one point. Eating at least 5-6 small meals per day will also help the body burn muscle into energy, in conjunction with healthy exercise. By eating every three hours, the body won't starve and you will feel satisfied. Some tips include:
Eat proteins, vegetables/fruits with every meal
Eat carbohydrates after workouts only
3. Drink more water
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day is not only good for cleansing out the body and the detoxification process, but it may be the solution for what the mind believes to be hunger. Sometimes the body is dehydrated rather than hungry. Drinking a glass of water before and after each meal helps reduce overeating and allows for better digestion.
4. Boost up cardio and get stronger
Cardio helps to burn fat quicker, while weightlifting strengthens the muscles and increases fat loss. Ever since I began lifting weights, I've noticed a drastic change in the definition of my body and my ability to eat more (which is a plus for me because I love food)! If you aren't sure what to do, start small by walking or jogging for 30 minutes per day and lifting for 30-45 minutes. Slowly begin to increase the cardio time and reps.
5. Try a skin toning solution
Lately, I've been applying the Bliss Fat Girl Slim Six Pack tummy-toning gel to my stomach for more definition in my abs. After having a baby, the skin on my lower abs isn't as firm. Therefore, the Fat Girl Slim Six Pack gel has been helping me to tighten and tone to prepare for bikini season. Obviously this is no magic solution where it's applied to the stomach and magically a six-pack appears the next day. It requires a combination of a healthy diet, exercise and the tummy-toning gel. The treatment contains 6 active ingredients: caffeine plus amino acids, creatine, oat kernel extract, latex-rich manikara tree extract, menthol and a special botanical extract. I apply it post-workout and massage it into the skin for about 20-30 seconds with the massaging applicator.
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Monday, April 7, 2014
Let's face it - Spring has sprung and it's about that time where we can tuck those chunky sweaters away. Say goodbye layers and hello florals, flouncy skirts and short shorts! One of my favorite new finds in South Florida is Monc Boutique, where this lovely floral skirt is from. What I love so much about this floral skirt is its feminine shape paired with the on-trend sporty waistband. The result of wearing sporty pieces with high heels is just my kind of wearable athleticwear.
Monc Boutique is located in the heart of South Miami with a new location coming to Kendall and (crossing fingers) hopefully South Beach as well. Owned by two Lebanese sisters, the boutique carries an array of affordable items such as rompers, jackets, crop tops, skirts, silk shorts, accessories, and swimwear. However, Monc Boutique is also available online.
Enter my recent giveaway (which can be found here) and win a Monc Boutique gift card!
What I'm rocking:
Top by Newd Clothing | Jacket by Express | Skirt by Monc Boutique | Shoes from BCBG Maxazria | Bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Bikini season is right around the corner, and often people ask what I do to get in shape for summer or how I stay healthy. To maintain a balanced lifestyle, I believe that it requires a combination of a nutritious diet and exercise. However, there are some other tips that I incorporate into my "Spring Slim Down" routine that help whip me into shape a little quicker and give me beautiful confidence to shine.
To kickstart my day, I love to put together a healthy breakfast that is appealing to the eye and body. One of my favorite meals is a big platter filled with fresh fruits paired alongside gluten-free oats or yogurt and granola. It gives me enough energy to begin my day and remain active with my morning workout routine.
After breakfast, I either pop in one of my Beachbody workout DVD's or head outside to do some quick workouts on the beach. During my slim down routine, I utilize a park bench to conduct tricep dips, a stair railing to do standing push-ups, and I've also been loving squats lately. Squats and push-ups are great ways to tone the core and firm up that booty for bikini season!
In addition to a healthy diet and workout, I use the Bliss Fat Girl Slim Lean Machine to tighten up my skin and give the overall body a more contoured look. I've been using a few different Bliss beauty products and love the effects that they have on my skin, especially if I need to prepare for bikini season. Although, it's always bikini season in Miami.
The Bliss Fat Girl Lean Machine is a unique beauty tool that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and smoothens and firms skin. After a good workout, I like to take the spa-powered contouring system and run the vacuum massager over my legs, buttocks and abs.
Prior to using the machine, I apply the Bliss Fat Girl Slim skin firming cream which contains encapsulated caffeine, and massage it into my skin for about 20-30 seconds. This cream helps reduce any cellulite and firms up the skin while applying the Fat Girl Slim Lean Machine device.
Check out my Spring Slim Down Routine for Bikini Season video here:
What I'm rocking:
Tank top by Love Grace Foods | Sweatshirt and pants by BodyActionUSA | Shoes by Nike | Headphones by Urbanears | Bikini by Mi Ola Surf
To purchase the Bliss Fat Girl Slim Lean Machine and firming cream,
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
One of my favorite trends for this season is the "fresh crop," which is slightly rejuvenated from the previous "ab revealing" crop that was all the rage during the summer. This particular look was worn on a breezy day at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, which boasts a 2.6-acre greenspace in the heart of Miami Beach. I love walking through the Botanical Garden, as it is one of the most peaceful and gorgeous spots in South Beach.
Although wearing completely black attire doesn't quite scream "Spring," I love the classic look paired with these nude caged booties by Nine West.
What I'm rocking:
Crop top by H&M | Short by Macy's | Shoes by Nine West | Bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim | Blazer by Boutique
Don't forget to enter my BIG SPRING GIVEAWAY on my YouTube channel: