Latinas at the Oscars

So for the past few months, I am sure we all heard of the lack of diversity at the Oscars not only this year but just in general. I am not one who likes to focus on the negative but am also a realistic person so with that said, lets talk some fashion. I want to take a little look at the history of the Latinos that have been able to represent our culture at the Oscars, but most importantly, WHAT THEY WORE!! In this post, I will post about the woman (no discrimination gentleman) it’s just that I prefer to look at fancy dresses instead of black suits.  Lets get right into it:

 

ACTRESS SALMA HAYEK ARRIVES AT 75TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS.

In 2003, Mexican actress Salma Hayek wore a Carolina Herrera gown for her leading role nomination in “Frida”. Salma to me is the prime example of the beauty of Mexican women and it clearly represents that in her elegance and classiness of a dress. Not only did Salma represent for Mexicans everywhere but she also brought along the Venezuelan- American fashion designer to the red carpet.

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Rita Moreno shown above is a Puerto Rican actress wearing a dress designed by Filipino Fashion designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno. In 1961, Rita won her nomination of best supporting actress in her role in “West Side Story”.

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Penelope Cruz, a Spaniard actress got her Oscar in 2007 for her best supporting actress role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. Here she is wearing an amazing colored and perfectly gown for the occasion gown designed by Atelier Versace.

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Catalina Sandino Moreno is a Colombian actress nominated in 2004 for her Best Actress role in “Maria Full of Grace”. She is wearing Roberto Cavalli for her 2004 Oscar nomination.

So there are a couple of other ladies to mention Adriana Barraza, Katy Jurado, Norma Aleandro, Berenice Bejo, Pilar Revuelta and Beatrice De Alba who have all been nominated in the past. The ladies above were my top dress picks for past red carpet moments. I can’t wait to see what the red carpet brings in 2016.

Sinceramente Jane

P.S. Spanish word of the day: Vestido= Dress

All of these dresses above are beautiful in their own way.

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February Ipsy Glam Bag

Hello people on the internet. So I got my Ipsy makeup bag couple of days ago and absolutely loved it. Something about getting that little pink package in the mail that just makes me smile

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As I try on the products, I will be reviewing them and giving my opinion on them. Below is my video I put on all the products I received this month. I hope you enjoy!

Sinceramente Jane

No, you can’t have my number… Pt 1

How many of you ladies have ever had to decline giving out your number to a guy when you are out. A friend and I were actually having this discussion just yesterday and came to the conclusion that there is just no nice way to turn someone down. So I interviewed a few people from all walks of life… hahahaha just kidding. I simply asked some friends and some family members to tell me how they turn down a guy. Either way, I feel as though if we give out our number, we are misleading the guy. If we do not give out our number, we are being complete snobs. So here is what everyday women have to say when a guy throws you the… “Can I get your number?”

ALL THE SINGLE LADIES

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To the nice ladies that just can’t say NO: ” YEAH! If you want be friends!” If you say this, be aware that you may actually not be so nice and sound like a complete SNOB for being so upfront! Don’t expect a friendship to blossom out of that response LOL

For all you BLUNT ladies: “NO!” Now if you are willing to be completely blunt about this, then you may just be leading to further conversation. He may just ask why and be ready to answer. You could say something like “Because your not my type”

To the woman who just can’t say no and can’t say yes, the Liar: ” I have a boyfriend” “Here is my number” (then never respond, so basically you led the poor guy!) Don’t be shy if you run into him on another social outing! HAHAHAHAHA

 RECENTLY ENGAGED WOMAN

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 To the smart mouth: “What’s my name? 9 times out of 10 they don’t remember so then I say: Sorry, maybe next time I run into you, you will remember my name”This woman is not here to play games and needs you to realize that from the beginning.

To the subtle woman yet not so subtle: ” I tuck my hair behind my ear with my left hand and say Sorry, I’m married” By you doing this, you do not want to rub it in their face that you are a taken woman already and hope that they get the hint by flashing your perfect diamond

To the sweet one: “Oh I’m sorry, Im engaged!” If you say this then you may even feel bad for saying this because something like this may come out of their mouth: “… oh”

Married and Lovin it

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The runaway woman: “I do not talk to or make eye contact with guys that I get “that” vibe from (we all know that vibe ladies). If I get that vibe, I avoid them and walk another direction. The man never gets the chance to ask me because I pick up the flirt vibe quickly”

  • By the way I just want to give a quick shout out to my friend Ciji for giving me her input. Please check out her online store and support on handmade handbags at CijiLoren

Straight to the point woman: ” I just look at them and show them my ring and say WRONG GIRL.. My husband is right there”

The show off woman: “I just show them my ring and give them a huge smile!” Expect a huge smile back. 

Now let me tell you what type of girl I am. The woman in a serious relationship. I remember once I kind of got tired of being asked out at work. So one day while I was shopping I bought myself a fake ring. I find that more often than not, a man will slowly back away from a woman who wears a ring. So that makes me a liar! Hahahahaha these days I don’t wear one anymore because I’m expecting the real thing. So guys, I hope you enjoyed this fun post. It was fun to get responses from my family members and friends. I thank them for their support and their willingness to give me a little of their time. Have a great week and I will talk to you guys soon! 

Sinceramente Jane

P.S. Spanish word of the day: Mujeres =Women …. I mean c’mon…. women are like the bomb! 

 

Ulta/ Forever 21 Haul

Hey Guys,

Just want to give you a little notice that my new video is up on my YouTube Channel If you like the video, don’t forget to like and subscribe. Let me know of any videos you would like to see me do. I am currently looking into new ideas for new videos.

Sinceramente Jane

P.S. Spanish word of the day: Adios= Bye

Because it is late and I am ready for bed so bye everybody

Gifts for her this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day being less than a week away now, lets get straight to the point. So I am giving you gentlemen a few ideas on what to get your special lady on that special day. I know that people say that Valentine’s Day should be every day and not only one day of the year and I agree but I still think that it is nice to get something on this day of the year. People do not have to go all out and spend all this money since companies do tend to increase their prices this day. There are actually a lot of nice finds out there, and a lot of them can be ordered online and shipped directly to your home. So down below, I will share my favorite items that I think are reasonably priced and are nice ideas to gift a lady.

 

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Solitaire Swarovski Necklace $42  

 

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Swarovski Zirconia Tennis Bracelet $64
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Swarovski Zirconia Stud Earrings $37  

So who wouldn’t like to receive some nice jewelry? These items here are simple, elegant and classics items that everyone women should have in their collection. I found that SWAROVSKI is a great collection with pieces that can be very affordable.

The next item that I will share can be a little tricky. Every woman has their own sense of style and guys, you really should ask the bestie’s opinion on this but I will give you some ideas for a nice bag to gift. These are the top three bags that I was able to find both affordable and easy to style bags:

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London Fog Heather Satchel Bag $90
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Rebecca Minkoff Mini Crosby Bag $121
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Fossil Sydney Tote Bag $168   

The last item I want to share with you guys is something that I literally die for every time I pass by a window here in New York. SHOES. I love them and they do not always have to have a heel. Find out what your lady likes and if she prefers sneakers, then a nice pair of sneakers is very easy to find. If she prefers heels, just look for her shoe size and I will let you in on some go to shoes that every woman should have in her closet.

For the sneaker head, if she doesn’t own this shoe already do her a favor and add it:

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Nike Rosherun Shoe $109  

For the heel lover, get her a nice statement heel like the one from Aldo:

Aldo Women’s Uneasien Dress Sandal $37

The last pair are just some comfortable, need to get the job done type of shoes. I love TOMS!

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TOMS Women’s Canvas Slip-On $Price may vary

Finally, if all else fails and you just didn’t have time to make it or purchase your gift, avoid walking in empty handed. No woman wants to hear you say that you do not have anything or you forgot. I know here in NYC there are tons of flower shops as you walk to your subway or head out to your nearest bodega. Feel free to purchase a nice card and some of her favorite flowers. These are my favorite:

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15 Sweetheart Tulips $24.99 + SH  

I hope this was helpful and were able to get some ideas. Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy your day with your special lady.

Sinceramente Jane

P. S. Spanish word of the day: Belleza= Beauty. We are all beautiful inside and should share it with the world

Affordable Gift Ideas for Him

So today’s post, I want to talk about Valentine’s Day. I mean I know many people always talk about how it is just a day that was made to spend money and buy things. This may be true and in most cases, people probably are over spending. So I decided to make a list of  items on what I consider affordable and nice gifts. A lot of times, there will be articles that I read about “affordable” gifts for him or her and then you have these $500+ items on the lists. Like seriously… I know like many people, I have bills to pay so if I can find an gift for an affordable price, I will definitely go for the deal.

So lets take a look at some nice gifts for him. Him can be a boyfriend, husband or just a crush that you have on a guy. I personally love gifting watches. I think I have given my boyfriend all of his watches, with the exception of maybe 1 of them. I love love love, Fossil. If you are looking for a good reliable watch to gift, I would look into these. Some cool perks about Fossil is that they replace your battery usually at no fee if it dies. Right now they have an embossing/engraving promo going on until February 5. They will do this for FREE people. This just gives it that extra personal touch to that loved one. Some of my favorite looks right now are:

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GRANT CHRONOGRAPH DARK BROWN LEATHER WATCH $145
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GRANT CHRONOGRAPH NAVY LEATHER WATCH $135
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TOWNSMAN AUTOMATIC BLACK LEATHER WATCH $195

So the next item I would like to include as a gift idea for him is something that I have always wanted myself: a classic messenger bag. I am in love with those things and envy that statement piece that men get to wear with their fitted suites (walking down Wall Street).

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These are a couple of bags that I found that would go great for any business meeting, a day at the office or heading off to class.

 

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Cole Haan Leather Messenger Bag $144.99
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Kenneth Cole Reaction Come Bag Soon $99.99

 

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My last suggestion for a gift are some amazing statement sunnies! Spring is the next season on the agenda and what better way then to gift your man with the perfect shades! Top picks for me below:

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Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses $160
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Ray-Ban Men’s Square Sunglasses $67
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Carrera Rectangular Sunglasses $70

 

So these are just some thoughts to get your mind rolling on good Valentine’s Day gifts for you sweetie. I feel like sometimes women think Valentine’s Day is all about them but we can make our men feel worthy of our love that day too! Thanks for visiting my page and let me know if you liked any of the gift ideas.

Spanish word of post:  Amor= Love… After all it is the month of Love

Sinceramente Jane

 

My Son DJ

Hola a todos.. Como se encuentran este Domingo de Relaxation? Acabo de terminar una tarea de la escuela que tengo que entregar mañana. Que flojera… pero por fin la termine. Yuppi!!  Este fin de semana me la pase muy bien con mi familia y en casa. Una cosa que eh realizado es que mis fines de semana no son de fiesta ya. Esos tiempos han pasado y mis días consisten de familia, películas, arreglos en mi apartamento, oh simplemente haciendo nada. El cumpleaños de mi hijo fue la semana pasada. Cumplio 9 ańitos mi hijo y es la luz de mi vida. Ser madre en verdad es un trabajo difícil en el que uno no siempre tiene las respuestas para todas las preguntas que ellos nos hacen pero es la mejor aventura en mi vida. En mi blog no hablo mucho sobre el porque las actividades en donde saldrá mas el, es en el canal de familia que esta bajo construcción en estos momentos por YouTube =) Este blog se lo dedico a mi hijo y los dejo con unas fotos de ańos atrás.  El como yo le gusta tomarse fotos y estar en la cámara. Espero y les gusten.

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DJ Photoshoot
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DJ Football Banquet
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DJ Self- Portrait 

 

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Bueno por ahora los dejo. Espero escribir algo esta noche sobre mis planes para el mes de Febrero. Gracias por visitar mi pagina hoy.

-Sinceramente Jane

Spanish Word for the Day: Familia= Family

I chose this word since I find it well suited for the topic of my blog today.