Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beauty Thursdays-What is beauty?

Hello dolls! Today I was getting ready to write about a beauty product...I was thinking to share with all of you some of my new additions from ULTA, Sally's, or MAC and share what I have found that works for me...but then I stopped myself and started dwelling on the question "What is Beauty?" I changed gears and this post may be somewhat deeper than what you are used to reading from us...but I still wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with y'all.

I know that after having kids I learned to love my imperfections. Believe me, I sometimes still criticize parts of my body (everyone around me hates it when I do it and I don't like it when other women do the same with themselves) but I just remind myself of how it is OK to be perfectly imperfect. To be perfectly imperfect is what makes everyone unique, beautiful, powerful, and lovely.

The Sol Sisters truly believe women are gorgeous. We want to help women believe  in their own beauty and that was one of the main reasons we started our blog. It does not matter your style, skin color, size, background, none of that. We all are beautiful in our own way. Remember to always like your imperfections and thank them because they just made you "one of a kind" completely unique and beautiful to the world around you.

xoxo The Sol Sisters

Hola Munecas! Hoy me estaba preparando para escribir acerca de varios productos de belleza que he comprador en ULTA, Sally’s, y MAC. Al empezar a escribir empece a pensar en la pregunta ‘que es la belleza?” cambie de direccion y les voy a advertir que talvez este post sea un poco mas profundo de lo que estan acostumbradas a leer de nosotras. Pero al mismo tiempo quiero compartir mis pensamientos y mis sentimientos con todas ustedes.

Se que despues de tener a mis hijos aprendi a amar mis imperfecciones. Creanme, todavia me critic mi fisico (todos alrededor de mi les choca cuando lo hago, y aqui entre nos…a mi tambien me choca cuando mis amigas se critican a ellas mismas) pero siempre me digo a mi misma que no hay nada de malo en ser perfectamente imperfect. El ser perfectamente imperfect es lo que nosh ace ser unicas, hermosas, ponderosas, y amorosas.

Las Sol Sisters sinceramente creen que las mujeres son hermosas! Nosotras queremos ayudar a las mujeres a que crean en su propia belleza. Esa fue una de las razones principals por las que comenzamos nuestro blog. No importa tu estilo, tu color de piel, tu talla, tu pasado, nada de eso importa. Todas somos hermosas en nuestra propia manera. Recuerda en siempre apreciar tus imperfecciones y agradecerle a esas imperfecciones por que ellas fueron las que te hicieron ser unica. Completamente unica y Hermosa para tu  mundo alrededor de ti

Xoxo The Sol Sisters

One Piece Three Ways- Pleated Skirt

This past week I did some online shopping and I came across this beauty! I couldn't resist the fact that it was a beautiful cobalt blue and pleated. It is from Simply Be, a plus size online store with some great things. The skirt is now on sale for $29.00!
I love the fact that it can easily be used in a casual look with a tucked in graphic tee and flats or a glittery top and heels. Below I have styled it three different ways that can easily be worn to work, a date and to a formal event.
Which one is your favorite?

Esta semana pasada hice unas compras por el internet y me encontre a esta belleza! No pude resistir la combinacion del color azul cobalto y lo plegado de la falda. La falda es de la tienda Simply Be, una tienda de tallas grandes y esta en offerta a solo $29.00!
Me encanta la idea de poder lucir la falda en un look casual con una camiseta grafica y zapatos planos o mas formal con una blusa de lentejuela y zapatillas.  He creado tres looks differentes que facilmente se pueden en el trabajo, una cita amorosa y a un evento formal.

Cual es tu favorito?

Here are some other great options/ Otras fabulosas opciones:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Viral Tuesday-Martes Viral #Thicke Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell

The Sol Sisters can't have enough of Robin Thicke's new song and its video "Blurred Lines". The Sol Sisters agree this is the song of the summer and wanted to share with you beautifuls what's on our mind.

What's your favorite song?
Las Sol Sisters no dejan de escuchar la nueva cancion de Robin Ticke "Blurred Lines" Las Sol Sisters coinciden que esta es la cancion de el verano y quisieron compartir con ustedes hermosas lo que tenemos en nuestra mente.

Cual es tu cancion preferida

xoxo The Sol Sisters

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sol Sisters Style- Neon + Stripes

You know when you get a new pair of shoes and you just can't wait to wear them...well lets just say these fun loveliness on my feet where the driving force for this look! I have definitely become a more avid online shopper and I have done some great purchases on Hautelook ( a Nordstrom company). The shoes were a Hautelook purchase and I thought they would be a great addition to my collection. Check them out if your not familiar...they have great stuff!

 With a floral pattern and neon color scheme the heels seemed so appropriate for a summer look. The look is very straight forward- a blazer, a blouse and a pair of boyfriend jeans so we knew we wanted to bring more interest to it with color and pattern. The blouse was a great way to tie in the heels and the stripes add even more interest to the look. The jeans help keep the look casual while the statement necklace adds texture to a solid top. The salmon blazer is so vibrant and rich in color ( I guess that's hard to miss ) that it worked so well as an anchor to complete the look!

What is your favorite piece?

Puedes recordar la sensación cuando compras un nuevo par de zapatos y no puedes resistir las ganas de usarlos...les diré que esa fue la fuerza impulsora tras este look! Últimamente me ha dado por hacer compras por el internet. Después de varias compras por medio del sitio Hautelook ( una compañía de la tienda de departamentos Nordstrom) encontré estos divertidos tacones y serán una gran adición a mi colección! 

Con un estampado florar y esquema de colores neón los tacones son perfectos para un look de verano. El look es bastante directo- un blazer, una blusa y unos jeans así que quisimos crear más interés con el color y estampado. La blusa fue la primera pieza que escogimos para combinar con los tacones aparte que las rayas crean más interés visual. Los jeans fueron essenciales para mantener el look mas casual y el collar agrego textura a la blusa sólida. El blazer en salmón es tan vibrante y rico en color que fue la perfecta ancla para completar el look! 

Cual es tu pieza favorita?

Blazer- Sear's
Blouse/Blusa- Marshall's
Jeans- Torrid
Heels/Tacones- Michael Antonio vía Hautelook
Necklace/Collar- Charming Charlie

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Special Event- Brave Wings Fashion Show

Sol Sisters were invited to the inaugural Brave Wings Fashion Show to benefit the Sojourner Center. The Sojourner Center is actually on of the nation’s oldest shelters helping women in need from domestic violence. We were glad to learn that the Sojourner Center helps every year over 3000 women. Some of the services provided to these women and children encompass shelter, on-site care, legal advocacy, basic health care, and education for women and children where they learn how to be empowered and break away from a life of violence. 

We were thankful to Mabel Cortez from Mabella Chic for personally inviting The Sol Sisters to cover this event. With a vision in mind and the desire to contribute back to their community Mabel of Mabella Chick and Jenesis Laforcade of Woman's Touch Apparel got to work on bringing to life last nights event and with a great response from like minded individuals it's obvious these two fabulous women will do great things! The designers (Woman’s Touch Apparel, Cher Thomas, Mabella Chic, Dawn Sunflower, Trifilio, and Orlando Dugi), the vendors (Friday I am Sassy, Stella and Dot, Lana May,  DAMAS, Madelyn Nault Accessories, MUZ Be Inspired and THREADS), the venue where the event was held (The Venue Scottsdale), and the music (by DJ Digital Phunk) were on point. The combination of all of these players made the event a success and we cannot wait to see what they will bring us next year.

Mabel and Jenesis, Sol Sisters want to thank you for bringing fashion to help a great cause, make an event such a success, and introduce designers that we feel are leaving a footprint in the fashion world starting here within our community. Some of our favorite designers were Woman's Touch Apparel, Mabella Chic, Trifilio, and Orlando Dugi. Orlando Dugi brings sophistication, edge, and colorful designs to the runway. Woman's Touch Apparel definitely creates a piece of clothing that empowers women and makes them feel sexy and in control with a very street style vibe, Trifilio brings a very feminine contemporary style to the runway, and Mabella Chic brings comfort, color and trend in such a effortless way.

Please check Brave Wings Fashion Show for more information about the event, the Sojourner Center, designers, vendors and sponsors of the night.

Woman's Touch Apparel

Cher Thomas

Mabella Chic

Dawn Sunflower


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Special Event- The Bling Ring

Hi dears! Inez and I were invited to a special advance screening for the movie “The Bling Ring”, starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Claire Julien, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, and Katie Chang. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The movie opens nationwide on 6/21/2013. The movie is based off an article in Vanity Fair by Nancy Jo Sales titled” The suspects wore Louboutins” published in 2010 and real life events of robberies committed by a group of teen between 2008-2009.  
We love the way Sofia Coppola tells the story of these young people trying to live the fabulous life of the rich and famous “one heist at a time”. The movie’s message touches on the fact that today’s culture is so enamored with the life of the rich and famous that they are even willing to commit crimes to be a part of that circle. Unfortunately most of their irrational behavior is done under very high doses of illegal substances. The whole movie entails following the fame-obsessed LA teenagers while they go to clubs, rob famous people’s homes, indulge in taking drugs, going “shopping”, and finally getting caught. Some of the real life victims included: Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox.
Music also plays a huge part in the movie. The soundtrack includes modern music genres like Hip Hop, Rap, Krautrock, and Electronic. I personally love this kind of music. Inez has a different opinion but agrees that music played a huge role in telling these kids story. Sol Sisters would recommend you watch this movie as it touches on today’s culture and shines on the pitfalls we deal with as a society, the teenage state of mind, and the Hollywood culture that seems to be at the center of it all sometimes (they all seem to be the same in this instance if you ask us).
Let us know if you go and watch it and what you think of the movie?
xoxo The Sol Sisters

One Piece Three Ways- Little Black Summer Dress

So it's that day of the week where I get to create three looks from a piece of clothing that caught my it's this flirty little black dress from H&M and its only $34.95
I think little black dresses are so versatile in general and summer months should be no exception. The cut of this dress really lends itself to be worn on those summer days and nights! This dress could easily transition you from a morning brunch to a nice dinner to a night out on the town!
Here I show you how I did it...
I hope these looks inspire you to create something new with your little black dress!

Ya llego de nuevo el día de la semana cuando me toca crear tres looks de una sola pieza de ropa que me ha llamado la atención...hoy es este coqueto vestido negro de H&M y esta a solo $34.95
Creo que el vestido negro en general es muy versatil y pienso que en los meses de verano no tiene que ser la excepción. El corte de este vestido se presta para lucir lo de día y de noche. Fácilmente con el cambio de accesorios lo puedes lucir desde el almuerzo, a una cena y hasta para salir a bailar! Aquí te muestro como lo hice yo...
Espero y estos looks te hayan inspirado a crear algo nuevo con tu vestido negro!

xoxo The Sol Sisters

Some other great Little Black Dresses/ Otros Divertidos Vestidos Negros:

Chiffon Dress

Sleeveless Crepe Dress

Knit Skater Dress

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Viral Tuesday/Martes Viral- Michelle Phan- Draw my Life

Hello lovelies!
This is Liz from Sol Sisters. I wanted to share my favorite video I watched over the weekend with all of you dears. Inez and I were able to watch it together and both of us got sentimental at the same part within the video. I know, I know...we are a spcial pair. After we both got teary eyes, we started laughing like crazy because it was too funny that we both reacted at the same time :)
Have you guys heard about Michelle Phan? I just discovered her a couple of months ago and she has a beautiful soul, an enormous amount of beauty knowledge, and an inmense amount of talent.
Hola amores!
Soy Liz de Sol Sisters. Les quiero compartir mi video favorito de esta semana. Inez y yo vimos el video juntas y tengo que admitir que las dos lloramos o nos pusimos sentimentales en la misma escena...Ya se, ya se...somos un par especial. Despues de que las dos nos pusimos sentimentales, nos pusimos a reir como loquitas porque nos dio risa el hecho de que las dos reaccionamos al mismo tiempo :)
Han escuchado de Michelle Phan? La acabo de decrubir hace unos meses. Michelle tiene una hermosa alma, bastante conocimiento en cuanto a belleza, y una cantidad inmensa de talento.

Check it out :) Chequen su ultimo video

xoxo Sol Sisters

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sol Sisters Style- A fiesta of colors

Being that we live in the valley of the sun- Phoenix, Arizona well summer has been here for a few months now... but in some other places across the world it may barely start feeling like its official. In honor of that we thought it would be fun to create a colorful look that definitely looks like it belongs in summer! 
Liz purchased this beautiful top on a past trip to Mexico. The detailing of it is pretty typical of some of the traditional styles that you find in garments throughout the country but what drew her more that anything to it was the vibrant orange color. Its definitely a plus that the top is so flowy and that it lends itself to be worn off the shoulder too. We paired the bright top with some more fitted denim shorts in a similarly vibrant blue violet. The final touches were the multi-colored wedges that add more pops of color and the stackable chunky bangles for visual interest. 

What are you dying to wear this summer?

Vivir en el valle del sol- Phoenix, Arizona significa que aqui ya es verano desde hace un par de meses...pero en algunas partes del mundo apenas empiezan a sentirlo officialmente. En honor a eso decidimos que seria divertido crear un look colorido que es representante de la temporada de verano!
Liz compro esta bella blusa en un viaje anterior que hizo a Mexico. Los detalles de la blusa son tipicos de los  estilos tradicionales que puedes identificar en predas dentro del pais pero lo que le llamo mas la atencion a Liz fue el vibrante color naraja. Claramente es una ventaja que la blusa fluya y que se preste para poder lucir la por debajo del ombro. Combinamos la blusa con unos shorts ajustados en un parecido vibrante azul violeta . Los toques finales fueron las suelas de cuña el  mulit color y las pulseras para agregar mas interes visual.

Que te estas muriendo por lucir este verano?

xoxo The Sol Sisters 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Beauty Thursdays- Clarisonic Opal

Hello dolls!
Liz of Sol Sisters wanted to share some of her favorite new products she has been using for the last couple of months. I want to be clear I have not been compensated for providing my true and honest opinion about the product below.

Hola munecas!
Liz de Sol Sisters queria compartir con ustedes uno de sus productos favoritos que ha estado usando por los ultimos meses. Quiero que sea claro que no hemos sido compensadas por la compania para proveer nuestra verdadera y honesta opinion en cuanto al producto en cuestion.

I started using Clarisoninc Opal at the beginning of this year after doing research on products that help with under eye bags, tighter skin, and overall skin rejuvenation. I have to say my skin definitely looks way more refreshed, tighter, and with more glow. The serum that comes with the Clarisonic Opal really makes a difference in what the skin looks like. I have tried other creams (I have to admit paying $65 seemed somewhat costly for just a 1.7oz serum bottle) but the anti-aging sea serum really works. I like how my under eye area feels and looks after applying the serum.
My momma always told me to invest and buy good products for your skin and face. I would personally recommend investing in the Clarisonic Opal due to the results I have seen in my own face. Definitely, do your research and acquire what works best for you and your type of skin but like I said, my skin has definitely improved since I started using the Clarisonic Opal 6 months ago. Do you have a favorite product you want to share with Sol Sisters?

Empece a usar Clarisoninc Opal l principio de este anio despues de haber investigado varios productos que ayudaran con las bolsas que aparecen debajo de los ojos, con una piel mas firme, y con un look de piel mas rejuvenecida. Tengo que admitir que mi piel se ve definitivamente mas joven, mas firme, y hasta con un extra brillo. El suero que viene con el Clarisonic de verdad que hace la diferencia en como se ve la piel. He tratado otras cremas (debo que admitir que pagar $65 por una botellita de 1.7oz se me hacia caro) pero el suero anti-arrugas en serio que funciona. Me gusta como me ha dejado mi area debajo de mis ojos y como se siente mi piel despues de aplicar el suero.
Mi mamita siempre me dijo que invirtiera en buenos productos para mi piel y en especial para mi cara. Personalmente, recomiendo que si tienen la oportunidad en invertir en el Clarisonic Opal debido a los resultados que yo he notado en mi propia piel. Claro esta hagan su propia investigacion en cuanto a que producto funcionaria mejor para su tipo de piel, pero como les he dicho...mi piel definitivamente ha mejorado su look desde que empece a usar Clarisonic Opal hace 6 meses. Tienen un producto favorito que les gustaria compartir con Sol Sisters?

Sol Sisters

One Piece Three Ways- Denim Shorts

It's always great when you add a piece of clothing to your wardrobe that you know is going to pay for itself! I mean who doesn't love a versatile piece of clothing that can deliver a look for any occasion. Today we are talking specifically about denim shorts!! Denim shorts are so perfect for summer and can be such a staple for achieving that casual summer look. Sol Sisters want to take it a step further and show you how to dress them up for those occasions were its to warm to do jeans or you just want to show some leg. All three looks are styled around the same piece and really create unique looks for pretty much any occasion that requires a little more dressing up!! 

Siempre es genial cuando compras una articulo de ropa y sabes que fue una buena inversion! A quien no le encanta un articulo de ropa que es versatil y que puede integrarse a un look para cualquier ocasion. Hoy estamos hablando especificamente del shorts de mezclilla!! Los shorts de mezclilla son perfectos para el verano y llegan a ser una prenda esencial para alcanzar el look casual de esta temporada del año. Sol Sisters quieren llevarlo todavia un paso mas alla y enseñarte como vestirlos para una ocasion mas especial donde tal vez sea muy caluroso portar jeans o simplemente quieres enseñar mas pierna. Los tres looks fueron creados al rededor de la misma prenda y realmente crean look unicos para casi qualquier tipo de ocasion que requiere vestir un poco mas formal.

Are you in need of denim shorts this season? Here are some great options/ 
Andas en busca de shorts de mezclilla para esta temporada? Aqui tenemos fabulosas opciones:

Big Star Joey Slouch Fit Shorts in Port

MINKPINK Slasher Flick Short

Hudson Hampton Cuffed Shorts in Hackney

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Viral Tuesdays-Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Sol Sisters have been brainstorming on new segments to bring to you and came up with the idea of sharing some of our favorite videos we have encountered within the last couple of weeks. Sol Sisters watched the "Dove Real Beauty Sketches" video a couple of weeks back and loved it! The video made us realize how hard we all can be with ourselves. The reality that we create for ourselves needs to enhance our own reality/environment. We need to match how we see ourselves to how other people see us. By having a better perception of ourselves we can actually change our own reality and live a happier life!
We love you!!

Sol Sisters han tenido la idea de crear nuevos segmentos en donde compartimos varios de nuestros videos favoritos que hemos encontrado  las ultimas semanas. Sol Sisters vio el vide de la marca de jabon Dove. El video se llama "Dove Real Beauty Sketches" (Dove, sketches de la belleza real). El video nos fascino! El video nos hizo reconocer como una como mujer o persona tiene una imagen algo negativa y personas alrededor de nosotras tienen una mejor imagen de la otra persona. La realidad que creamos para nosotras mismas tiene que mejorar nuestra realidad, nuestro ambiente alrededor de nosotras. Tenemos que trabajar en nuestra propia imagen. Al tener una mejor imagen de nosotras mismas estamos creando una mejor realidad y una vida mas feliz.

Las queremos!!!

xoxo Sol Sisters

Sol Sisters Style- A pop of green

There's something about the classic pattern of houndstooth that just captivates me every time I see it. I came across this classic pencil skirt just recently and couldn't resist it so it came home with me! The basic black and white color scheme really lends itself to go with just about anything (we can't wait to
play with it some more). For its first pairing we decided to use it with this sleeveless
high-low top with collar embellishments. We finished off the look by adding a clutch in
white and these green peep-toe heels for a fun unexpected surprise.

What is your take on this pattern?

Quedo captivada cada vez que veo el diseño de pata de gallo. Me encontre esta falda de estilo classico recientemente y no resisti comprarla! La combinacion de color blanco y negro es super clasico y se presta facilmente para combinar con todo (estamos super emocionadas de crear mas looks). Para la primera combinacion decidimos agregar esta blusa negra sin mangas con detalles en el cuello. Para terminar el look agregamos un bolso en color blanco y estas zapatillas color verde para crear algo un poco inesperado.

Que piensas tu de este estampado?

Blouse/Blusa: Torrid
Skirt/Falda: Sears
Heels/Zapatillas: Local Shop
Clutch/Bolso: Target