Sep 11, 2014

[What I Wore] All Black at the Track

top: Vans Girls     /     skirt: ZARA      /     sandals: Steve Madden       /     purse: Rebecca Minkoff    /       necklace: Missguided

I decided to go for an "all black" look for the final closing day of Del Mar Racetrack.   It was great night as the sun set we placed some bets and enjoyed the Steve Aoki performance [a huge thanks to and ABR Live]

As for my outfit, I figured I would go for the gladiator sandals before summer ends, glad I was able to rock them for a bit!  Clearly, I am ready for some fall fashion.  Fall, bring it on!

Besos xo

Ariana Cabral
Founder & Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style

Sep 1, 2014

[What I Wore] Ross Fall Faves: Mixed Prints

[full outfit is from Ross Dress For Less]

I am getting ready for the fall season, and have joined the Ross Fall Must Haves Style Challenge.  Where I styled four full looks for fall, all under $100 each!  I am all about affordable style and shopping smart so this "style challenge" was a fun one and what "La Catrina Style" is all about.  Throughout the month Ross will be releasing a weekly look on their Facebook page.  The best part is that by voting for your favorite look you will enter to win a $150 gift card to create your own look. [Click here to vote]

For the first look, I combined prints and textures for a fun feminine outfit perfect for a "girls night out".  Adding a dash of gold jewelry and a bright lipstick gives the outfit a little extra personality. What I like the most about this outfit is that ALL the pieces can be used over (and over) again in different ways giving us more "fashion" value.  I plan on re-wearing the fuzzy sweater with jeans and booties once the weather gets chilly and definitely plan on pairing the plaid skirt with a simple tank, the gold necklace and a moto jacket later on!  

I hope you enjoy this little style challenge, which proves that you don't need to spend a lot of money to rock a fab outfit. Stay tuned for the remaining three looks and for a little Ross shopping guide.


Ariana Cabral, Founder & Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style 

Aug 28, 2014

[Back to School] First Day of Class

Back in the day, when I went to school there was nothing more exciting and full of anticipation than the first day of school.  So many questions, the most important one of course was "what to wear!?" In celebration of all the youngins' that are headed back to school (or already are back) we have decided to pretend we are also going back to school! If we had our "First Day of School" back, then the most important and fun question would remain... what would our first day of school outfit look like!? Below is what our ideal first day of school outfit would look like today! A little bit cool, a little bit effortless, a little mismatched and with the perfect dose of glam thanks to the cat eye sunnies and red lipstick we added.  Click on the links below for full item details.

To finish off, we leave you with a Back To School Macy's fashion video that we recently worked on.   Even if you don't go to school anymore, you can still rock a cool pair of kicks or backpack.  Share with us what your first day of class outfit would look like!

Stay Cool! xx

Ariana Cabral, Founder & Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style

Aug 4, 2014

Out and About [Del Mar]: Opening Day

A few weeks ago, we headed south to the San Diego area for a little weekday (felt like a weekend) getaway.  Thanks to the boyfriend I have learned to love horse racing.  The horses are beautiful, the track is filled with anxiety and emotion, it's the perfect opportunity to dress up and a fun place to people watch, what is there not to love about horse racing.  It was my third time visiting the Del Mar racetrack, but I must say it was the best yet.  This time around I was able to get a behind the scenes look of the beautiful track, I was even able to set foot inside the paddock. Yes, I know, pretty amazing!

To make the trip even better this time around, we decided to make our trip a little weekday vacay.  We stayed nearby the track at a very cute hotel and lounged by the pool that night.  The next day we strolled around Solana beach and soaked up the sun and took in the beautiful beach view.  I seriously can't wait to explore more next time around.


Ariana Cabral- Founder and Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style

Jun 30, 2014

[What I Wore] Repeat Offenders

dress: Vans     /   bag: Michael Kors     /    necklace + hat: Forever 21     /      shoes: ZARA    /      sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960  

When I love an item from my closet, there is no doubt that it will be repeated and repeated until I am sick of it, until it no longer fits properly or until it shreds to pieces.  There is nothing wrong with repeating pieces, as a matter of fact in my humble opinion the best wardrobe is the one that contains the most re-wearable garments and accessories.  Many times we get fed an idea that articles of clothing and even accessories should not be repeated, this happens even more so as "fast fashion" becomes "faster" and more commonplace.  Well, I love me some fast fashion and I love experiencing and trying new trends, but I try to not be a "slave"of fast fashion culture.  It may be that I am tired of having to deal with low quality (one time use) pieces and / or that I am growing older and wiser, but I have no shame in wearing something over and over.  In my case, the fun in fashion is all about mixing, matching and reworking existing pieces in as many ways as possible.  I like to call it fashion math.

Long story short, it's TOTALLY okay to re-wear garments and accessories.   In this post I am wearing some of my favorite pieces and to prove my point, here is a break down:

-Hat and necklace are both from two years ago
- Sunglasses are from three (maybe more) years ago
-Handbag was bought last fall
-Sandals are from last year
-Dress is from Vans' current spring/summer line, but I have worn it endlessly !

And there you have it, some of my best/most favorite outfits all consist of very old (re-worked) pieces or items I have scored for very cheap prices in the past.


Ariana Cabral

Jun 25, 2014

[What I Wore] Graphic Appeal

tank: ZARA     /     skirt: Target      /     sunglasses: Ray Ban     /     shoes: Lucky Brand

It has been a (long) while since the last "traditional" outfit post, which makes me very happy to finally have an update.  I have been gravitating towards neutral tan leather accessories and bold skirts, it's an easy and no-fail formula. I have a fun video in the works so stay tuned! 


Ariana Cabral

Jun 11, 2014

[Out & About] Santa Anita Race Track & Park

Not to brag or anything like that, but I must say that Summer is a beautiful thing in LA and in Southern California in general.  This past weekend we headed to Santa Anita Park for a little horse race and fun in the sun action.

The weather was sunny and perfect, to stroll around the park, catch a few horse races, grab a few beers and people watch, my favorite part!

When it comes to "horse race attire" we tend to think of Kentucky Derby stylish ladies and sharp dressed men.  However, I like to stay true to my laid-back and "chill" aesthetic and don't feel comfortable walking / stomping around the track in three inch heels and a tight and stuffy dress.  Therefore, I usually dress as if I am attending a Summer music festival.  
[Outfit Details]
 hat: F21     /     kimono: TJ Maxx  (similar one)   /    shorts: Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply    /    shoes: Lucky Brand    /     sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960

Excited to post more on our weekend adventures and other "off duty" fun stuff. Keep in touch via  Twitter and Instagram and tell us, what are some of your favorite "fun in the sun" weekend adventures/ destinations?


Ariana Cabral -  Founder & Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style

May 30, 2014

[The IT List: JUNE] White, Silver, Brights + Polka Dots

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June is here friends, which means lots of fun summer days and nights ahead. Here you have a little "IT" list that we have compiled for the month of June.  We are loving fun accessories with bright colors, interesting textiles, textures and metallic finishes.  A polka dot romper is the perfect piece to dress down for a weekend getaway of to dress up for a night out on the town.  All of the items above are great additions to a wardrobe and can be mixed and matched with more "basic" staples in order to add a fun and adventurous vibe.  Tell us what's on your "IT" list this June??


La Catrina Style

May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas- Classy Momma Gift Guide

I am a creature of procrastination, especially when it comes to gift shopping.  Because of this lovely habit of mine, it is that you find this Mother's Day Gift Guide just days before.  I like to gift my momma feminine, classic items that she normally would not indulge in.  Inspired by my mother I have put together a "Classy Momma" gift guide for you.

Sparkly and feminine stud earrings are the perfect way to bring light and highlight mom's beautiful face.   Look for styles with an extra special touch such as floral shapes, or interesting and new shapes and stones.   
There is no sun glass shape as classy and iconic as the cat eye style (in my humble opinion).  My mom usually plays it safe when picking out sunglasses, so what better way to get mom to start rocking the super fab cat eye than by giving her a pair.  This one is super affordable by Marc Jacobs.
The same story applies with watches, there is no way mom would normally go for an over sized menswear inspired watch. So,  lets gift her this fab one by Michael Kors and maybe we can borrow it sometime? 
The shade of pink on this Kate Spade mini pendant necklace is perfection and the price is super affordable as well.
Bold Bag and Scarf Combo: J Crew Scarf and Kate Spade Bag
There is quite nothing as fab as a beautiful bag accessorized with a tied printed scarf, this is the ultimate combo and the ultimate gift  for mom.

Now I leave you with a video (in Spanish) of some of my recent styling work, just in case you need more (last minute) mother's day gift ideas.  Table top styling by (me under La Catrina Style) all gifts available at Macy's.

Happy Mother's Day
Feliz Dia de Las Madres
Ariana Cabral- Founder/ Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style

May 2, 2014

[Working Girl Chic] Finding Cute (& WEARABLE) Spring Shoes

When it comes to shoe shopping, there are two main rules to be passed in other to
 purchase. The fist is that the shoes have to be cute and the second is that the shoes 
have to be comfy.  Well, these two "qualifiers" don't always come easy, but here
 is a video where I share with you some of my favorite spring shoes of the
 moment that are ACTUALLY wearable and walkable for the whole day!

 *Don't forget to share with me any fashion and style questions you may have. Feel
free to ask away via my Twitter, Insagram and Facebook, I won't mind I promise.*

The following are the shoes that were featured in the video:
RL Denim & Supply White Sandal  // Chinese Laundry Black Studded Sandal
 //  Lucky Brand Tan Sandal  //  Nine West Silver Sandal  //
  BCBGeneration Tan Flat Sandal  //  Vince Camuto Black Sandal Bootie
 //  Vans Authentic Leopard  //  Vans Hi-Top Slim Classic

Ariana Cabral- Founder / Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style

Apr 28, 2014

The Perfect [Bandana Print] Dress

Saying that I have been living in this Vans Girls Spring Collection Dress is an understatement. As soon as I threw it on for the first time, I knew we were going to be good friends. My closet was lacking a light and comfortable spring/ summer dress until this dress came along. Now, I am seriously considering getting the same dress in the back color as well. Below, I show you how to wear the dress in an easy, effortless, comfortable way by combining it with some of my favorite of the moment accessories.   
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If you follow my Instagram feed, I am sure you have noticed that these mid-heel gladiator sandals are my favorite (and on major repeat).  They are just so comfortable, the best part is that I can wear them all day long at work and on my day long weekend adventures as well.  This has inspired me to possibly compose a short video to share with you some of my favorite spring (wearable) shoe options.  Let's see if this video happens! Wish me luck.


Ariana Cabral - Founder/ Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style 

Apr 20, 2014

Summer Gladiator

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Summer is fast approaching us and just like some years ago, this year the gladiator is the "IT" Summer sandal.  There are different variations, all adding that rough around the edges vibe.  Above, are some of our favorite options all within a "do-able" price range.  Effortless and anything but girly, below are three easy ways to rock the "summer gladiator" look.

[PLAY] Pair a below the knee length gladiator sandal with bold but simple shapes, such as this printed t-shirt dress, add a statement necklace, fringe bag and hat and you are good to go for some weekend fun in the sun.

[WORK] Comfort is key when it comes to work outfits.  What better gladiator option than this mid-heel style.  Bold and comfortable is a combination we love.  Basic separates with a statement necklace is a workplace "go-to". Combine an asymmetrical button down and skirt and don't forget a handy tote and you have the perfectly stylish work uniform.

[DRESS-UP] Nothing say's dress up like a crop top and lady-like skirt combination.  Don't forget to add a pop of color with a bold lip color and a bright yellow purse and you have the perfect outfit for a night out on the town.

There you have it, don't be scared to give the gladiator a try this time around!


Ariana Cabral - Founder/ Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style

Apr 15, 2014

[La Catrina Style] 4 Accessories That Will Transform Your Spring Outfits!

There is always a misconception that in order to be up to par with a new season, one must shop a lot.  This is false.  As you may already know, accessories are our absolute favorite because they can instantly transform an outdated wardrobe into a fresh new one, saving some closet space and a whole lot of dollar bills.  Above we share with you four simple, affordable and super fresh items that will immediately vamp up your spring basics.

Asos Yellow Mid Heel Sandals: These sandals offer the perfect pop of bright color.  The chunky heel and mid-height is a new update.  The best part is that they are super walkable and "everyday" friendly.  Feel free to wear them with everything (we are not kidding!) from a black midi- pencil skirt, a white summer dress to your favorite pair of short, short summer shorts.

Vince Camuto White Bucket Bag: One sentence, white is the color (shade) of the season.  What better way to rock it than with this super modern and "go-with-everything" bucket bag.

Ray-Ban 58mm Aviator Sunglasses Black: If you are going to invest in one pair of sunglasses this Spring, we recommend you go for an aviator style.  If there is a style of sunglasses that can stand the test of time it's definitely the aviator. We are loving the black mirrored lens with the black frame giving the classic staple a slight new update.

Chinese Laundry Kristin Cavallari 'Cadence' Flat: The black and white color combo continues to be on our radar this season.  What better way to spruce up a pair of basic blue jeans and a white tee than with these color blocked pointed flats.  This is the perfect shoe to have on hand to add polish to a basic outfit for work. A fun option is to pair it with fun unexpected pieces such as cut off shorts or a mini summer dress in order to add a fun and eclectic vibe to your weekend outfits.

There you have it!
It's not how much you buy, but what you buy that creates the magic in your closet.

Ariana Cabral - Founder/ Lead Stylist at La Catrina Style