Travel Diaries: Madrid

It’s been 3 months since my trip to Madrid, and it took me ages to edit the vlogs for YouTube. Finally, I can share them with you, it is actually one big vlog divided in two parts. Aside from the videos documenting my experience, I wanted to share with you a list of the must-go places you should visit when in Madrid:

1. Mama Framboise: it’s a pastry shop with the best desserts ever! You haven’t been to Madrid if you have not eaten their chocolate elephant ears. Also, their macarons are the bomb!

2. El Corte Ingles: originally, I thought this was just one store. Well, it is actually a chain of stores that can be compared to any department stores in the US. Actually, they are way bigger than department stores in the US. If you want to visit the biggest one and get lost in a store full of all types of clothing go to the one in Las Tablas. It is a little far from he city, like 40min in metro, but it is so worth it!

3. Parque del Retiro: It is like the Central Park of Madrid. You can enjoy a nice picnic day or ride boats. It is just too beautiful not to visit.

4. Gran Vía & Serrano Street: Theses are actually far away from each other, but I consider them the top street to go shopping. Gran Vía is just way too famous and too crowded, but it has Primark and many other cool stores. Primark is like a HUGE 5 or 6 story store and it is SO cheap. Serrano Street is full of designer boutiques and it is just so cute. If I ever move to Madrid, I declare here and now that I will live in Serrano.

5. Ponzano Street: This is more of a nighttime scene than daytime, although you can perfectly go during the day. It is a street full of bars and it is common to just bar hop eat some tapas and drink a lot of wine. So, if you want to indulge in some typical Spanish cuisine and have fun with friends, Ponzano is a must.

All the other tourist places you can find on the vlogs below. Don’t forget to give the videos thumbs up if you love them and subscribe to my channel for more video content!

XOXO, Ana Cristina Mariño

Holiday Outfits under $100

I am super excited for Christmas and New Year’s and to share with you my holiday outfits guide. This is my favorite time of the year; after my birthday of course. Not only because of all the amazing things we received but because we spend time with our family and enjoy the traditions together. This year I decorated our Christmas tree; You can still see it on the highlights on my Instagram profile. We also do hallacas, which is a typical dish from my country. And my favorite tradition lately, since Santa doesn’t come to my house anymore *sad face*, is to open gifts on Christmas day. My parents, my brother, and I gather around the tree and give each of us a gift. Enough with the Christmas traditions, and let’s talk Holiday Fashion.

Last year, I shared with you two-holiday looks (look 1, look 2). This year is a little different. So far, I’ve only had the chance to take photos of one outfit. Maybe I’ll share more on Instagram. Of course, I couldn’t leave you with just one outfit inspiration. I decided to create a holiday outfits guide, and the best part is that all outfits are under $100. They range from super casual to super fancy. And I have included items from underwear to accessories and super cute clothing pieces. Because you know what they say, you need to receive the new year with brand new items to wear. You can find the guide at the end of the post.

If you end up recreating or getting, the outfits I have put together, share them with me on Instagram with the hashtag #MAHolidayLooks. I will be sharing mine too!

XOXO, Ana Cristina Mariño

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Estoy demasiado emocionada por Navidad y por Año Nuevo. Estoy muy confiada de que el 2018 traerá cosas buenas y mejores que el 2017. El año pasado les compartí dos looks para la época de Navidad, pero este año he estado un poco full. Así que, solo he tenido chance de tomar esta foticos navideñas pero al final del post les dejaré varias pintas por si se les antojan para llevar en Navidad. Dicen por ahí, ademas, que en Año Nuevo hay que estrenar ropa así que les dejé desde ropa interior hasta accesorios. Los looks van desde el mas casual hasta el mas fancy. Lo mejor de todo es que cada outfit está por debajo de los $100!

Si llegan a recrear uno de los looks compartan lo conmigo por Instagram con el hashtag #MAHolidayLooks. Esta época es mi favorita, siempre me convierto en una niña. Aunque Santa ya no llega a mi casa, mi familia y yo nos hemos encargado de hacer como un pequeño intercambio el 25 y esa mañana es que abrimos todos los regalos. 

¿Qué tradición tiene ustedes en esta época?  

Besos, Ana Cristina Mariño

 

CASUAL BUT CHIC


HOLIDAY GLAM


NEW YEAR’S MY B****


CHILLIN’ PJS


Faux Suede Moto Jacket

I was window shopping during my break at work, and I saw this faux suede moto jacket at Forever 21. I couldn’t resist the urge and went to get after my shift was over. Of course, at the moment I forgot how hot Miami is, but lately the weather has been perfect. You get to wear jackets and sweaters at night; the perfect city weather. I just hope the weather falls a little more so we can feel it is actually winter. I know, I am asking too much, but hey a girl can dream right?

The moto jacket is a classic piece to edge up your outfits. In my opinion, it is a must in every girls closet. Also, it is the first time my CH Carolina Herrera bag makes and appearance here on the blog. You probably have seen it on Instagram, because I couldn’t wait to shoot for the blog to share it with you. It is my new baby and just so you know you’ll see the two pieces a lot during the season.

XOXO, Ana Cristina Mariño

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Hace unas semanas estuve caminando por el mall y pasé por Forever 21. Tenían esta chaqueta en la entrada de la tienda y no me pude resistir. Al salir del trabajo, salí corriendo a comprarla. Luego me recordé que en Miami no hace mucho frío jaja. Lo bueno es que en estos días ha bajado un poco la temperatura y está como para usar chaquetas y suéteres de noche. Eso me emociona bastante, aunque is les soy sincera me encantaría que bajara un poco más.

Lo cierto es que estas chaquetas siempre han estado de moda. En mi opinión es una pieza básica que toda mujer debe tener en su closet. En otra nota, es la primera vez que mi cartera nueva de CH Carolina Herrar sale en el blog. La compré en España y de seguro ya la han visto en Instagram. No podía esperar a tomar fotos de un outfit jaja. Y prepárense porque estas dos piezas las verán muchísimo en el blog esta temporada.

Besos, Ana Cristina Mariño

 

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The Floral Blazer

Hello fashion addicts! This floral blazer has become one of my most prized possessions. I got it recently, and I think I already mentioned this on social media. Nasty Gal is having a super sale on their website and everything is 50% off!! So if course, I couldn’t let that sale pass by. I got it without thinking what I was going to wear it with or to what occasion. I just saw that it was going to be less than $20 and added to the cart *giggles*. It took me a while to come up with a couple of outfits. This was the winning outfit and I wore it to the South Florida Bloggers’ monthly meet-up.

Blazers are very in right now, and floral blazer are slowly becoming a trend. Consider them a statement piece. If mixing prints is not for you, then go for a solid outfit like I did. That way the floral blazer remains the center of attention. Then again, if you love challenges, you can mix the floral print with stripes or animal prints. It is up to you and how much of a risk taker are you.

XOXO, Ana Cristina Mariño

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Hola chicas! Este blazer con estampado de flores se ha convertido en una de mis piezas favoritas. No recuerdo si les conté por Instagram donde lo compré. Hace unas semanas me metí en Nasty Gal porque vi la serie de Girlboss jajaja. Tienen todo en la página con un 50% adicional! Una locura. Por supuesto no podía dejar pasar ese descuento. Lo compre sin pensar con qué usarlo, pero es que por menos de $20 es un bargain. Me tomó un tiempito decifrar con que usarlo y opté por algo mas casual para el blog. Este look, además, lo usé para el evento mensual de South Florida Bloggers.

Los blazers estan muy de moda en el momento y la tendencia de llevarlos con estampado esta comenzando. Se puede llevar como una pieza ‘statement’, es decir, protagonista del outfit. Si no te atreves a mezclar estampados lo puedes usar como yo, con un look mas clásico y casual. Pero, si arriesgarse es lo tuyo puedes jugar con la combinación de estampados. Todo depende si te gusta retarte. 

Besos, Ana Cristina Mariño

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Fall Style in Miami

Hello my fashion addicts!

One of the hardest things about living in Miami is following seasonal trends.Basically, we have summer all year round with the exception of a couple of days of the year. It gets so hard to be a fashion lover and not having the opportunity to enjoy fall style. Last year, I shared my take on how to transition to fall too. This year, I decided to come up with a list on how to incorporate those seasonal trends into our warm wardrobes.

1. Transition your color palette

The easiest way to transition to fall and winter is to switch the colors that we normally wear. In Mimi it is common to wear colorful outfits and the light neutrals like beige and white. Well, forget about the saying that dark colors attract heat. Switch into the grey’s, dark blue’s, and black’s without forgetting to give your outfits a hint of color. Lately, burgundy has become a staple in fall so I decided to wear it for this post.

2. Fabric knowledge will be your new BFF

Fall style is all about long sleeves and layering. I don’t want you to die of a heat stroke, so be careful about the fabrics you choose. Go for light and/or sheer pieces of clothing; it will feel so much better. Also, play with proportions. If you are wearing a long sleeve dress like I am, then pair it up with booties instead of wearing tights. The boots will give the outfit the fall vibe and you will feel fresh and comfy.

3. Go for the accessories’ trends rather than clothing

Clothing trends are a no no, unless it is about the prints. No cashmere, no coats, no heavy duty. Go for the fringes, instead of fringe jackets choose the fringe bags. If you are dying to wear boots, go fir it! Wear them with your favorite dress (like I did) or if the weather gets a little bit chilly then go for the typical fall look. Wear sequins, but short sleeve because the fabric gets heavy.

Just because you live by the beach doesn’t mean you can’t pretend your are walking down 5th Ave and snow is falling. You can wear anything you want! Just be smart about it.

I would love to see your fall style! Tag me @modaddicted on your Instagram posts!

XOXO, Ana Cristina Mariño

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Hola chicas!

El post de hoy es mega importante! Les traigo unos consejos de como llevar tendencias del otoño y el invierno en lugares cálidos. Es una de las cosas mas difíciles aquí en Miami, ya que prácticamente es verano todo el año. El año pasado hice un post similar. El de este año desarrollo un poco mas los consejos y ademas en las fotos pueden ver casi todos!

1. Cambia los colores de tu closet

El otoño se caracteriza por los colores oscuros. Es la manera mas fácil de sentirte en la temporada sin morir de calor en el intento. En los lugares cálidos se acostumbra a usar colores vivos y los tonos mas claros como el blanco y el beige. Bueno, olvídense de eso de que los colores oscuros dan calor. Llene sus closets de gris, negro, y para darle un color a sus looks opten por el vino y quizas un color mas llamativo.

2. Tengan cuidado con las telas

Olvídense del cashmere, poliéster, y todas esas telas que dan calor. Busquen prendas de vestir que imiten a esas del otoño pero en telas mas frescas. Seda, chiffon, etc. son de esas telas que se convertirán en tus aliadas. Así vas a poder usar camisas manga larga y ropa abrigada sin morir del calor.

3. Lleven las tendencias en los accesorios

Saben que en esta época se ponen de moda mucho los flecos, las lentejuelas y de más. Opten por bolsos con flecos en vez de chaquetas. Si van a buscar vestidos de lentejuelas para las fiestas que sean frescos, como los mini dresses o sin mangas. Y si son de las que mueren por usar botas, úsenlas sin miedo con vestidos o shorts.

El hecho de que vivan en la playa, como yo, no quiere decir que no puedan pretender que van caminando por la quinta avenida con nieve. Háganlo, pero lleven las tendencias con cuidado para que no pasen calor y ratos incómodos.

Por cierto, muero por ver sus looks de otoño e invierno! Así que si los publican en Instagram etiquétenme (@modaddicted) para poder verlos.

Besos, Ana Cristina Mariño

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