The CSxE | Valentine's Day Gift Guide | For Him

07 February, 2016


Every year, every guy and girl goes crazy thinking of what to get their lover for this overly advertised made-up holiday. I am a sucker for this made-up holiday, I have always loved Valentine's Day, even pre-dating and married life because well, I've always been a very hopeless romantic, the very cheesy kind and so I always try to celebrate it anyway I can. For the past two years, the #Bae and I have made it a ritual to go away somewhere, the first year we went to Paris and last year we were in Berlin. This year, we don't know if we will get the chance to get away due to his conflicting schedule but we certainly do something. I also, always get him something, even if it's something small. Two years ago, I got him the Mixed Made Bees Knees Spicy Honey and something else, which I can't remember, he was so excited for the honey as he is a big fan of spice. So this year I decided to get him the Threes Knees Spicy Trio (but shshhhh don't tell him), I can't wait to see his face! I think giving random unexpected gifts is the best, but adding something traditional is always nice too. 

So to help you ladies out, here are a few things that the #Bae approved will make guys happy.

Not on the list below

| SHOP the CSxE | Valentine's Day Gift Guide

| MBFW Berlin A/W 2016 | Look 5

05 February, 2016


This was my last look during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, I wanted to keep it a bit more comfortable so I wore jeans, though, I had intended to wear cream colored pants with this look but in the end I went for my jeans. I surprisingly was not as cold on the upper part of my body, but my legs were freezing. The pictures were shot with my iPhone so I apologize for the poor quality, I got to lazy to run around with my camera, so I used my phone for all the pictures during MBFWB. If you want to shop my look, see below and remember to scroll through, I always put three different price points for all budgets.


| PHOTOS by | Madly Addictive

| WEARING | Primark Faux Fur Cropped Jacket, Cos Stores Knit Jumper, H&M High Rise Jeans, ASOS Paisley Print Bandana, Prada Sunglasses, Vintage Original Gucci Boston Bag, ASOS Open Toe Boots (old)


| SHOP the CSxE Look | 

| MBFW Berlin A/W 2016 | Shows Recap

04 February, 2016


Odeur Studios


Dawid Tomaszewski


| Making Dreams Happen |

Brachmann


I'VR Isabel Vollrath


Xavi Reyes


| In Between Shows |

Ewa Herzog


Tulpen Design


Irene Luft 


Emre Erdemoglu


| We Needed Proof |

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin was something I did not imagine going to this year, I had always considered it a goal to reach, but the timing had never worked out right for me in the previous years since I've been here. So when a out of the whim opportunity came my way, I took it and I had about two weeks to plan everything, so wasted no time. My good friend Sandy of Madly Addictive (check out her blog, filled tons of wanderlust x great travel tips) had several days off and wanted to do a girls trip, to keep the tradition as we did last year, I knew I wasn't going to be able to do a full on trip like we did last time, but when she mentioned she was going to be in Berlin during her time off to visit friends, I realized that she would sorta be there during MBFW Berlin, I took this opportunity to pitch the idea to the husband as a "business and research trip." I guess my pitch worked and so I immediately texted Sandy to let her know the good news and without too much persuasion she moved up her visit to Berlin a bit so that she can join me in all the fashion week fun. It all worked out so well and sometimes unexpected trips turn out to be better then if you had planned it weeks in advance. Getting Latina here...Lo que esta pa ti, nadie te lo quita! 

Going to MBFW Berlin was a big deal to me as I had always dreamed of going to any fashion week, and although I've done MBFW Swim Week Miami, it is a completely different experience. So being able to scratch this off the list feels pretty amazing, love being able to accomplish things I've always wanted to do. Now I have my eye on New York Fashion, which has been one of my biggest dreams, since I was a young girl. I remember sitting in front of the TV, nestled in a pink steel file cabinet all donated by family and our school in our one bedroom apartment when at the time, my mother was a single mom, and thinking to myself this has to be one of the most beautiful of experiences, I felt transported looking at the runway shows, mesmerized by the craftsmanship of the clothes, the models, the lights and the people in the front rows. So as others may take it for granted or not find it a big deal, to me, fulling childhood dreams that seemed so far away because of the circumstances at the time are a pretty big deal. When I do fulfill that dream, I will move on to my next dream, Paris Fashion Week, baby steps...baby steps.

| PHOTOS by | Me x Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week c/o