Hey Dolls. Sorry I have been a little MIA this week. I went to my hometown to visit my family and tried to shoot a outfit post and it was so freaking cold and snow everywhere I couldn't get any good shots. I will be back to my scheduled program after this weekend :) For now please enjoy some street style photos I found and get ready for a giveaway soon :)) So excited about it!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” — Ralph Marston
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Hey Dolls. So Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I am super excited to see my family and eat my mom's delicious food :) I wanted to share with you one of my favorite dishes to make and I have made it my own little tradition for about 3 years now. It is a chocolate pecan pie. I got the recipe from The Food Network's The Neelys. Click here to see their recipe! Everything is the same except for the bourbon lol.
3 tbsp of butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp of flour
3/4 cup of dark corn syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup of pecans (I chose halves but you can do whatever you want)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
9 inch pie crust ( I use frozen one bc its easy)
Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Put your butter either in the microwave or in a small saucepan to melt. Grab a bowl and beat your eggs.
Step 2: Then add you brown sugar, pecans, chocolate chips, flour and vanilla extract. Before you measure your dark corn syrup spray the measuring cup or whatever you are using with butter spray. It helps it slide right off. Once you have done that go ahead and pour the syrup into the bowl.
Step 3: Grab your melting butter and add it with the remaining ingredients. Mix the mixture well. Then pour this deliciousness into the pie crust. Make sure the chocolate chips are distributed evenly.
Step 4: Place your pie onto of a sheet tray and bake for about 50-60 minutes. Check on it after 45 minutes.
Step 5: Once its done leave it out to cool off. I personally love my pie cool but if you like it warm that is cool too. You can put it in your fridge and save it until you are ready to serve. Serve with either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top. Yummy!! I can not wait to eat mine!!!
If you guys try this recipe out or this is part of your holiday tradition take a pic and tag me #alanamariestyle. I would love to see your holiday treats.
Have a great Holiday! Be thankful for all you have and I am very thankful to have all of you that take the time to visit my page and leave me comments <3
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I love the color of fall leaves. Its so beautiful so I felt inspired by fall with today OOTD. Its getting very (and I mean very) frigid outside in New England so I had to layer to stay warm.
Photos taken by: AMB Photography
Tights: Target / Riding Boots: Macys (affordable ones here) /
Purse: Target Philip Lim / Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson /
I love the colors of this look. Lots of warmth and brown tones. Reminds me of the beautiful fall leaves everywhere. I am a huge fan of riding boots and I feel that every girl that lives in a 4 seasoned state should own a pair. They provide warmth while at the same time are very chic.
I love to pair mine with tights and then knee high socks on top and folded them over. Another way of wearing them are with jeans. In case you noticed but if my hands look funny in any of the pics its because they were freezing. Lol.
Along with riding boots chunky sweaters are a must have too. Try to get bright or neutral colors into your wardrobe. It will allow you to play with contrast and layering into your looks. I like to wear a denim top or flannel under my chunky sweaters and roll up the sleeves.
Hope you enjoyed this post and if you live on the east coast like I do then please stay warm :)
Sunday, November 24, 2013
This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Unilever and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. :)
Hello my Dolls. I have an exciting post for you loves today. Latina Bloggers Connect, Unilever, and CVS pharmacy have teamed up with Tresemme, Pond's and Caress to bring us affordable ways to feel glamorous and look red carpet ready.
One of my favorite things to do when I am getting ready is my makeup. I am a makeup addict and I love shopping at the drugstores to find affordable great quality products.
When searching for a great foundation I try to find something that has SPF and will give me a flawless luminous look.
For a luminous glow that will give me a everyday glam look I used the New Ponds Luminous Finish BB cream. It has an SPF of 15 and a hypoallergenic/non-comedogenic formula.
Step 1: Make sure to moisturize your face before applying. I used my Cetaphil daily moisturizer. I applied the BB cream with my Real Techniques expert face brush.
Review: It was at first a little light for my skin but after 15-20 minutes went by it oxidized to my skin color and gave me a nice light weight coverage.
Step 2: To warm up my face and contour I used my MAC MSF in medium dark. Then for blush I wanted something that will give me a nice glow so I grabbed my MAC mineralize blush in Warm Soul.
Step 3: For my eyes I used MAC e/s in Nylon/Saddle/Red Brick/Embark/Mulch and applied an eyeliner and some mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
Step 4: To finish off the look I applied Maybelline Pink Please lipstick with Revlon Pango Peach lipgloss on top.
And Now I am a #DivinaLatina who's red carpet ready :) I am actually a big fan of the Pond's BB cream product. I am surprised because I have never tried a BB cream before. If you are interested in checking out this product you can find it at your local CVS pharmacy.
All Divina Latina products are available at CVS and (get this) available for Extra Bucks. So for every $50 spent on beauty products at CVS you get $5 Extra Bucks! Its like free money! Thats a great deal. I for one always go to either CVS or Target to get my drugstore products. But with a deal like this you can't pass it up.
Check out the Divina Latina Facebook Page for more beauty tips: http://bit.ly/195YIVd
Hope you loves enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comment box if you have tried any of the Divina Latina beauty products?
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Lawd Scandal just keeps getting better and better. The last two minutes of that show are literally a roller coaster ride of emotions that usually having me feeling like falling on the floor screaming (Lol).
Alright so let's do a quick recap of tonight's episode: Olivia and her gladiators are trying to crisis manage Josie Marcus campaign. Mama Pope literally pulls a walking dead moment, eats her own flesh and gets put into a high security hospital bed, gets shown news paper clippings of her daughter from Papa Pope and then escapes. Quinn is pretty much in deep s&$% (excuse my french). Fitz summons Olivia, gets her on a helicopter, shows her "their house," they have sex /bless the house (cue the amazing song track at this point).
Josie Marcus pulls out of the Democratic race because of her sister/daughter failed "water gate"type stunt. Cyrus manipulates his husband to "interview" (blackmail) the Vice President Sally's husband.
And to wrap it all up with a big white bow Olivia's mom is hiding in a dark corner, calls Olivia name and mother and daughter are met face to face. The end.
Wheeewwww!! Just writing this is exhilarating. The preview for the mid season finale looks so good that I can't even deal. So kids what did we learn from tonight's episode: We learned that in order to get your way you need to try a little tenderness to temporarily get your way. ;)
Now we have to wait 2 weeks for the next episode and I might need some Pope red wine to get through it. Lol.
So what did you guys think of the episode? You ready for the mid season finale? Let me know if you like these Girl Chat post? I feel like they come random but it feels organic when its something that Im passionate or literally have to type about :) lol.