Archive for October, 2012

Boston Girls Night Out at the Sheraton Copley Hotel!

Living so close to Boston means I get to take advantage of all the fun local events happening in and around this historical city! This year I’m feeling unusually prepared and organized about my holiday shopping and have already purchased 3 presents for my daughter and have created lists for close friends and family. And, of course, I’ve put together my wish list which includes the Samsung Galaxy SIII, UGG Airondock Boots, and another Longchamg tote 🙂

As a single working mom my needs often get pushed aside to ensure my little leading lady has all that she could ever need and want. But on November 4th mommy’s going out!!

I’m excited for the upcoming Shop & Talk Pop-Up Warehouse Shopping Party from 11am – 5pm at the Sheraton Copley Hotel. This event is a great opportunity to get together with some girlfriends to shop and have a good time! Indulge in the latest fashions, beauty products, and yummy bites. Spend the day or a couple of hours in the trendy Sheraton sipping cocktails while getting introduced to local Boston businesses in the Back Bay.

Anyone else love swag? Be sure to get your gift bags to keep all your goodies from the day as well as door prizes! LUX (Luxury) Bags are filled with items from sponsors and vendors – $100+ value.

A portion of the gift bag ticket will be donated to The Ellie Fund.

And as if that wasn’t enough there will be a giveaway to Valentin Imperial Maya! Enjoy a 3 night All Inclusive Giveaway in a Deluxe Junior Suite with a complimentary couples massage! What Whaaaat!

Afternoon Shopping Party – 11am – 5pm

both ticket options include general admission

Entry Tickets: only $20 each until Friday then $30

Luxury Bag Tickets: only $40 each

Click here to get tickets

ACT NOW: Receive HALF OFF until 10/19!!

SPECIAL: Use code SHOP12 to get half off Gift Bag tickets. Hurry, tickets are limited!

Parking is available at various lots from $7 – $11 using a coupon found here

See you there!!


Liz Claiborne Fall Line and Shop Experience

My post last week talked about my partnership with Liz Claiborne & JC Penny who are hooking me up with a great outfit to wear to an upcoming board strategy session at my job. I’m involved with many board meetings at my job, but I’ve recently been given more responsibility and will be getting an official promotion next month (eeek) so the more I get to interact with our boards and build relationships with them the better! And I was personally requested to be at this meeting by a few of the top dogs – go me!

There wasn’t a JC Penny close to me, so I took to their online site to find some new pieces to add to my wardrobe. Navigating their online site couldn’t have been easier! Everything was clear and easy to understand. It’s always nerve-wracking ordering online, but the descriptions were great and the size chart (luckily) was on point which made my life easier! Check out my outfits below (I love dresses so both options are…dresses!):

Outfit 1

I instantly fell in love with this Sleeveless Ponte Knit Sheath Dress when I saw it online! I have been in need of a cute red dress and this is a great addition to my closet with a little rocker chick with the black detail on the shoulder and the exposed zipper in back.

Outfit 2
I love color blocking so I knew I needed this Tie-Neck Dress in black and white. The black on the bottom is slimming and I love the tie detail in front. I’m all about simplicity and this dress is that with some attitude – which I love. To accent this outfit I purchased the sleek and stylish Rose Goldtone Watch.

My board strategy meeting is less than a week away – I know I’ve prepared myself well for this brainstorming session so the last thing left is figuring out what outfit I should wear. I feel like the red dress may be too dressy, but love the color and the fit! Now, I need your help! Which outfit do you like best? Do you have a favorite piece?

Vote below for the outfit you think I should wear next week at my board meeting from the items I bought! You too can purchase these items and check out all the other items in the Liz Claiborne line at JC Penny by visiting JC Penny online or heading into your local store!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of jcpenney. The opinions and text are all mine.

Vote for the outfit you think I should wear and tell me which is your favorite item I bought! I included links to the pieces from my outfits but be sure to visit jcpenney for more classic pieces.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of jcpenney. The opinions and text are all mine.


I Support the The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem, do you? #DoveInspired

At the tender age of 11, I was ripped from my home, my community, my comfort, into a place dripped in superficiality that was unfamiliar and scary. When I just a pre-teen I looked at delicately balanced African-American and Colombian complexion and didn’t see beauty. It’s something I’ve struggled with my whole life – feeling beautiful. I’m insatiable. I want better, could be better, and have an incredibly difficult time accepting my worth, uncovering my beauty.

I’m so impressed by the work that Dove is doing to inspire girls all over the world, encouraging them to fully understand that their beauty should be a source of confidence, not anxiety. Given my struggle with self-esteem and beauty, it makes raising a daughter in an incredibly materialistic world quite difficult. My relationship with my Mom wasn’t one where she acknowledged my beauty, my Father being absent from my childhood exacerbated my issues of not realizing my beauty. Moms are important, I know this firsthand. More than half of girls globally say their Mother is their number one female role model. Having a simple conversation about beauty with girls, can make a world of a difference, and The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem opens up a world of opportunities for women to make a difference.

We all have a role to play in building up our next generation of strong and confident women. You can visit to access free tools to motivate and inspire girls in your life. While you are there be sure to download the “Let’s Talk” toolkit, a discussion guide developed by Dove Global Self-Esteem Ambassador Jess Weiner to help Moms and mentors start a conversation on beauty and self-esteem.

So far Dove has reached over 9 million girls with self-esteem programming!! With your help, we can reach Dove’s goal of 15 million by 2015.

Are you up for the challenge?


This post is sponsored in collaboration with Dove and Latina Bloggers Connect. All the opinions expressed here are my own.