Outfit Post: The Any Day Black Dress

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What I wore was:
  1. Dress: OLD NAVY
  2. Shoes: GUESS/ OPEN TOE SLINGBACK
  3. Sunglasses: GUESS/ POLKA DOT FRAMES
  4. Accessories: CHARMING CHARLIE EARRINGS
For makeup:
  1. Foundation: MAYBELLINE/FIT ME, COVERGIRL POWDER  FOUNDATION
  2. Eyes: NYX/ DREAM CATCHER PALETTE
  3. Cheek Bone: L.A. GIRL/ GLAM  BLUSH PALETTE
  4. Lips: NYX-  ARIA/MATTE LIPSTICK
Photos by:
Shaina Lee Photography


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Fashion & Style: Belen

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Introduce yourself!
Hi! My name is Belen. I am a Spanish girl living in the BIG APPLE, New York. A fashion lover and the owner of Protocol Rules. It doesn’t matter where you come from, you can learn something new every single day.

How would you describe your sense of style?
My style is super classic, but fresh at the same time I can use something super vintage with something from the latest season. I love to mix different clothes, in fashion there is no rules.


Where do you get your inspiration for each look?
Depends of the day, it is not the same going to work or going with friends to have dinner, going shopping, or to the movies with your boyfriend… I love to look at my closet and choose what I'm going to wear. I love to be myself and wear the clothes that make me feel comfortable and beautiful.

Are there any celebrities/fashion icons whose style you admire?

As a blogger, I follow other bloggers who are amazing, for example, WeWoreWhat by Danielle, Dulceida or something wavy.



What’s your ‘Go-To’ outfit for when you need to get ready in a hurry?
Of course jeans, basic white or black t-shirt and sneakers.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?

I love basic t-shirts, sneakers, jeans, black blazers, one LBD, a dress with bright colors and of course a pair of high heels.



If you had the option of replacing all items in your closet with items from a particular designer. Who would that be?
Balenciaga without any doubt. I love the way he did it, the style is classic and impressive at the same time.

What are some of your favorite shops or websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
I love ZARA, Forever21, Necessary Clothing, Yoox.



What fashion or styling tips would you give to someone who wants to improve their sense of style?
The most important part is being yourself with your outfit, you can't fell that you are wearing a costume. However sometimes you think you can't wear something until you do it and you feel comfortable and amazing with those clothes on, you have to try until you find your own fashion way.



Is there a blog/webpage or Youtube channel where we can find you?
You can find me on my Instagram, website and in a Spanish magazine that I work for.

www.belenvargasrojo.com
Protocolrules (INSTAGRAM)
www.agesmagazine.com

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Outfit Post: Electric Green & Leopard

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What I wore was:
  1. Top: FOREVER21/ ELECTRIC GREEN
  2. Skirt: PRIMARK-LONDON/ LEOPARD
  3. Shoes: MOSSIMO/ DARK GRAY
  4. Bag: NINE WEST/ CROSSBODY BAG
  5. Accessories: PURCHASED IN IRELAND
For makeup:
  1. Foundation: MAYBELLINE/FIT ME
  2. Eyes: NYX/ DREAM CATCHER PALETTE
  3. Cheek Bone: NYX/ CREAM BLUSH
  4. Lips: NYX-  HAUTE MELON
Photos by:
Shaina Lee Photography


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Mini Necklace Haul

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Hey Guys,

So within the month of May, I have acquired a few more necklace pieces. For reason I've gravitating to pieces that has rich looking color stones. I feel that the darker and richer the color....the more the piece attracts the eye.

Four out of the six necklaces I got from Charming Charlie. Charming Charlie is a store that is on my top list of go-to stores when it comes to accessories. They have an enormous amount of different colors and styles to choose from at affordable prices. When I want to feel pretty and "girly"...C.C. is the first place that I visit to accessorize my outfit.
For the other two necklace, one came from H&M and the other from Khols.

The price range for each necklace was between $5-$15.

Charming Charlie



Charming Charlie



Charming Charlie



Left: H&M
Top Right: Khols
Bottom Right: Charming Charlie




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Outfit Ideas: The Chic of the Week

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The Chic of the Week


T shirt
sheinside.com


Brown pants
$12 - newlook.com



White purse
lucluc.com


David Yurman diamond jewelry
neimanmarcus.com



BERRICLE stud earrings
berricle.com


Lipstick
2020ave.com


Perfume fragrance
marcjacobs.com

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Jamaican Trinidadian Curry Chicken

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Hey Guys,

Yesterday I was in a the mood for curry and I so wanted to hit up an Indian restaurant , but due the crappy weather because of the rain…I decided to make it myself. I made curry chicken with white rice, corn on the cob and added a couple of sliced cucumber.

To make the curry chicken, I decide to use two types of curry. One curry was a product of Jamaica and the other was a product of Trinidad. Now, the color of the curry from Jamaica was bit more on the yellowish side and the curry from Trinidad was a bit on the golden brown side.

Check the pics below for comparison. 



So, I started out with two pieces of boneless chicken breast and I diced them into bite size pieces. I then seasoned the pieces of chicken with a bit of Mrs Dash, a tiny bit of Adobo All Purpose and Grace Caribbean Traditions All Purpose seasoning since the both had sodium in them. I also added a dash of Red Cayenne Pepper and added 1 ½ tbsp of Jamaican curry powder….then mixed all ingredients with the meat.

When adding the Trinidadian Curry powder…you first have to what they call “burning the curry”. Due to the amount of chicken, I only needed about 3 tbsp of the curry. I mixed the 3 tbsp of the curry with hot water into a cup. I then added 2 cloves of garlic cut in half into a heated pan and pour the mixer in…it will begin to sizzle and start to dry out into a paste (this is what is called “burning the curry”). Once the curry gets to a pasty consistency, you must have a cup of water handy to pour into the pan to “re- burn the curry”. You do this step about three times…this is just a way to make sure that the curry is properly cooked. If the curry is not cooked properly…you and the toilet might spend some quality time together.

After I make sure that the curry has been properly cooked, I then add my seasoned chicken to the pan. About five minutes after my chicken has been simmering into the pan I add one chopped onion and one chopped tomatoes. I let the entire ingredients cook, but I do monitor the pan closely because curry does dry out very quickly…so it’s best to have a cup of water handy to pour into the pan.

FYI- the consistency of the curry sauce will be determined on the amount of water you use. So if you want more of a thin sauce then uses a bit more water…for a thicker sauce a little less.


Check out the below pics:









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