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I’m Pregnant!

October 18, 2016

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Hello chic@s!

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but now I am back with great news! My hubby and I are expecting our first child!
These past months have been crazy: making the announcement, looking for a new apartment, being bed ridden… But it’s all worth it!
Being pregnant is such a great feeling, especially when you start feeling that little baby moves like crazy ūüôā
The first three months were a little difficult, I felt tired all the time and also felt sick and weak. Now, I am in my second trimester and I feel way better. Morning sickness went away and I only need a lot of sleep. I think I can handle that ūüôā
We also learned that we are expecting a little boy and feel very blessed indeed!
Now that my bump is getting bigger, I will be sharing with you some pregnancy outfits in the following weeks.

Have a nice week!

¬°Hola chic@s!

Hacía un tiempo que no publicaba ninguna entrada en el blog, pero ahora estoy de regreso y les tengo una buena noticia: ¡Mi esposo y yo estamos esperando nuestro primer hijo!.
Estos √ļltimos meses han sido una locura entre el anuncio oficial de mi embarazo a nuestra familia y amigos, la b√ļsqueda de un nuevo apartamento aqu√≠ en Par√≠s y mis varias semanas en cama (presi√≥n arterial baja)… ¬°Pero todo vale la pena si es por nuestro beb√©!
Es muy bonito estar embarazada, especialmente cuando comienzas a sentir que el beb√© se mueve y da pataditas ūüôā
Hasta ahora, puedo decirles que el primer trimestre ha sido el más difícil ya que me sentía muy cansada, con náuseas y mareada. Ahora que ya estoy en el segundo trimestre me siento mucho mejor. Todos los síntomas se han ido poco a poco; sin embargo, el cansancio sigue presente y necesito dormir mucho.
Les cuento que ya nos confirmaron el sexo del beb√©: ¬°ES UN NI√ĎO!
Ahora que mi barriguita se hace cada día más grande, compartiré algunos looks con ustedes en las próximas semanas.

¬°Que tengan una linda semana!

Con amor,
Karli 

MY OUTFIT:
Dress Ella Luna
Shoes Christian Louboutin
HIS OUTFIT:
Shirt Armani
Pants Serge Blanco
 Shoes Schmoove

Photo by: Solli Kanani

The Ecuadorian Pop Up Store in Paris

May 16, 2016

Hello chicas y chicos,

In less than a month you will be able to discover some of Ecuador’s most remarkable brands in Paris.¬†This June 2016, the Parisian-Ecuadorian hand-made brand Pelle Paka is organizing¬†a Pop Up store at 32 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, in the 9th arrondissement¬†in Paris for¬†an entire month.

Bonjour chicas y chicos,

Dans quelques semaines,¬†vous pourrez d√©couvrir quelques unes des marques les plus remarquables ¬†d’Equateur √† Paris.¬†Le premier¬†juin prochain, la marque parisienne-equatorienne Pelle Paka organisera un Pop up store au 32 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, dans le 9√®me arrondissement de Paris pendant un mois.

Pelle Paka

As an Ecuadorian native, I am extremely excited and proud to communicate about this event and present to you the different brands that will be displaying their products. It is a great opportunity for them to show their savoir-faire and unique creations in the city of lights.

Don’t miss the next blog post with further information about these brands and event!

En tant qu’√©quatorienne, je suis ravie de communiquer sur cet √©v√©nement et de vous presenter les diff√©rentes marques qui seront expos√©es. C’est une bonne opportunit√© pour elles de se faire connaitre et montrer leur savoir-faire ainsi que leur produits uniques dans la ville lumi√®re.

Suivez les prochains articles pour rester inform√©s sur les marques et l’√©v√©nement!

 

THE BRANDS

KondorCuicaSuspiro

Boem EcDenisse calero logo_caoni

 

Dominga Studio LoorInti Eyewear

 

Amazon NativPelle Paka 2

 

Have a lovely week.

Bonne semaine.

Con amor,
Karli ‚ô•

Paris Ferris Wheel

May 12, 2016

The Spring season always makes me feel good and cheery. Here in Paris the atmosphere changes. Terraces start getting busy, people go for walks and bicycle rides out in the city.

Me encanta cuando llega la primavera, especialmente porque renace la naturaleza y da colorido nuevamente al paisaje! Aquí en París el ambiente es diferente, la gente sale a caminar, andar en bicicleta y disfrutar del sol en las terrazas de los cafés parisinos.

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For the first time since I’ve been living in Paris, I went with, my hubby, to the Paris¬†Ferris Wheel (La Grand Roue de Paris). I’ve always wanted to go for a ride, although afternoon traffic and crowds make it so busy the waiting line is too long.

We decided to go in the morning and didn’t end up waiting a long time at all. The view is amazing. The price per person is 12 Euros per 10 minutes. We’ll definitely come back for another ride. I would like to go in the late afternoon to see Paris light up as night comes!

On this day out, I wore a black mini-skirt and a beautiful, open-back top.

Por primera vez desde que vivo aqu√≠ subimos con mi esposo a la Gran Rueda de Par√≠s. Tuvimos la suerte de pasar una ma√Īana y subir sin tener que esperar casi nada.¬†¬†La vista desde lo alto es incre√≠ble. El precio por persona es de 12 Euros y dura 10 minutos. Definitivamente volveremos ya que se puede tomar unas fotos muy lindas¬†pero lo haremos en la tarde cuando empiece a oscurecer y cuando la ciudad est√© iluminada.

¡Durante este día soleado me puse una falda corta con uno de mis tops favoritos!

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MY OUTFIT:
Skirt Forever 21
Top Deby Debo
Sweater Banana Republic
Bag BCBG
 Shoes Louis Vuitton
Accessories Forever21/
Hermès

 

I hope you are enjoying the weather and blossoming Spring!

¡Espero que estén disfrutando esta temporada de primavera!

Con amor,
Karli ‚ô•

Sinfonietta Paris : Classical Music Concert

March 17, 2016

My hubby and I were invited a couple of weeks ago by Sinfonietta Paris to attend a classical music concert at the Finish Institute. The program featured three young artists: Rika Masato, Dmitry Silvian and Kana Okada. The music was just enchanting! We were played some Johannes Brahms and Astor Piazzola.

Hace un par de semanas la Sinfonietta de Paris nos invit√≥ a mi esposo y a mi a uno de sus conciertos de m√ļsica cl√°sica en el Instituo Finland√©s. El tr√≠o de j√≥venes m√ļsicos que se present√≥ fue: Rika Masato, Dmitry Silvian and Kana Okada. ¬°La m√ļsica estuvo perfecta! Escuchamos composiciones de Johannes Brahms y Astor Piazzolla.

 

It was my first time to one of their Cocktails & Conversations Recital Series. I had the opportunity to meet the musicians and the Sinfonietta team after the concert over a glass of wine.
Many thanks to the Sinfonietta Paris for inviting us, We had a wonderful evening!For more information on Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra and how to reserve tickets click here.Have an amazing week!

Esta fue la primera vez que tuve la oportunidad de asistir a uno de los recitales “Cocteles & Charlas” organizados por la Sinfonietta Paris. Adem√°s, pude conocer a los m√ļsicos, discutir con ellos y disfrutar de una copa de vino tinto despu√©s del concierto.
Muchas gracias a la Sinfonietta Paris por invitarnos a este magnifico concierto. ¬°Pasamos una noche genial!

Para más información sobre la Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra y como reservar boletos para los próximos conciertos, pueden visitar su página aquí.

¬°Les deseo que tengan una linda semana!

 

Con amor,
Karli ‚ô•

Birthday Celebration in Honfleur

February 10, 2016

Wow, time has gone by so fast! I still remember when I moved to France, at the age of 19, as if it were yesterday. I can’t believe just only a few days ago I celebrated my 28th birthday!
My husband surprised me with a weekend away and took me to Honfleur (so romantic!).
I slept in, opened presents, had an amazing time at the spa and went to visit the town of Honfleur.
This town is about a 2 hour drive from Paris -very cute, with many nice restaurants, little shops and a charming marina.
Unlucky for us, the weather was not great, but it didn’t stop us from enjoying the sites and walking around the small narrow streets lined with galleries and workshops.
We’ll definitely come back soon!

Wow ¬°Como pasa el tiempo! Me acuerdo cuando me mud√© a Francia, a los 19 a√Īos, como si fuera ayer. !No puedo creer que hace pocos d√≠as cumpl√≠ 28 a√Īos!
Mi esposo me sorprendió llevándome a pasar un fin de semana romántico en Honfleur. Descansé mucho, abrí algunos de mis regalos, disfruté del spa y de un masaje, y visité Honfleur.
Esta ciudad queda como a dos horas en auto desde Par√≠s. Es una ciudad demasiada rom√°ntica y acogedora, llena de restaurantes, peque√Īos almacenes y con un puerto estupendo.
No tuvimos mucha suerte con el tiempo ya que hab√≠a mucho viento y el d√≠a estaba gris. Sin embargo, nos dimos un paseo por las peque√Īas calles admirando las galer√≠as y los talleres.

!Regresaremos muy pronto!

Con amor,
Karli ‚ô•

The weekender: casual, comfy & stylish

January 5, 2016
I visited Fointainebleu for the first time and it was amazing. The weather was perfect for a walk in the gardens and admire the castle. For this occasion, I decided to wear a comfortable yet stylish outfit: a pair of jeans, a polka-dot shirt and Converse shoes.

Visité Fointainebleu por primera vez y me encantó. El clima estaba perfecto para caminar por los jardines y admirar el castillo. Para esta ocasión escogí un atuendo cómodo y a la vez femenino y elegante: un par de jeans oscuros, una camisa de puntos y zapatos Converse.

If you are petite and are looking for the perfect-lenght jeans, I’d recommend Forever 21. Not only they carry great jeans, they are also the right price!

Si son peque√Īas y les cuesta encontrar jeans que no sean tan largos, les recomiendo los de Forever 21. ¬°El largo es perfecto y el precio tambi√©n!




MY OUTFIT:

Jeans Forever 21 (same here)
Shirt US Polo Assn (similar here)
Bag Gucci
Shoes Converse
Scarf Primark
Accessories Herm√®s /
Forever21/ Casio

Con amor,
Karli ‚ô•



Favorite Christmas Gifts

January 3, 2016
Happy New Year everyone!
For my first blog post of 2016, I want to share with you some of my favorite Christmas presents.

¬°Feliz A√Īo Nuevo!
Para mi primera entrada del blog de este a√Īo quiero compartirles y hablarles un poco sobre mis regalos favoritos que recib√≠ en Navidad.

The classic Burberry 100% cashmere scarf in heritage check is the ideal accessory to wear when it gets cold. It is rectangular and has fringing at both ends. The colors are perfect to match with any outfit, especially if you like to wear classic colors like me. Also, this scarf is suitable for petites since it is not so long.  I am in love with it!

La bufanda cl√°sica 100% en cachemir con motivos de checks de la marca Burberry es el accesorio ideal para llevarlo cuando hace fr√≠o. Es rectangular y tiene flecos en los dos extremos. Los colores son perfectos para combinarlos con cualquier atuendo, especialmente si a ustedes les gusta vestirse con colores cl√°sicos como a mi. Adem√°s, esta bufanda conviene a aquellas que son peque√Īas ya que no es muy larga. ¬°Me encant√≥ este regalo!


This was another of my favorite Christmas gifts. The NAKED Smoky palette is exactly what I was looking for to create sophisticated looks when I go out at night time. I have and use already all the previous NAKED palettes and until now they are my favorite of all times!

Este fue otro de mis regalos favoritos de Navidad. La paleta Smoky de la marca NAKED es genial para crear looks muy sofisticados. Yo amo maquillarme, especialmente para salir de fiesta o para eventos importantes y los colores de esta paleta son perfectos para estas ocasiones. 
¬°Tengo las paletas anteriores de esta marca y son mis preferidas!

And last but not least, the Pixter lenses. If you like taking pictures you will innovate your style with these lenses. They are very easy to use and compatible with any devices: laptops, smartphones or tablets. I received in this little purse the Pixter fisheye, macro and wide angle. At the moment, my favorite lens is the wide angle one which is perfect for a panoramic effect.
I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

Y por √ļltimo, los objetivos de la marca francesa Pixter. Si a ustedes les gusta tomar fotos, les recomiendo probar estos objetivos los cuales dar√°n un toque especial a cada una de sus fotograf√≠as. Es muy f√°cil de usar y lo mejor es que son compatibles, ya sea con una laptop, tableta o tel√©fono inteligente. En este peque√Īo estuche recib√≠ tres objetivos: el Pixter fisheye, macro y wide angle. Por el momento el que m√°s he usado y el que m√°s me gusta es el wide angle ya que es perfecto para ampliar y dar un toque panor√°mico a las fotos.

Les deseo que este a√Īo encuentren felicidad, salud y mucho √©xito.

Con amor,
Karli ‚ô•

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

December 15, 2015
I am excited to share with you some fabulous gift ideas for this Christmas! I love Gold, Rose Gold and White, so I created this collage with some of my favorite picks for a cute and perfect gift for your wife, mum, sister, girlfriend or co-worker!

Hoy les comparto varias ideas de regalo para esta Navidad. Me inspir√© de tres colores que me encantan : el dorado, el rosado y el blanco. Espero que este collage, con algunos de mis productos favoritos, les de ideas y les ayude a encontrar el mejor regalo para sus esposas, madres, hermanas, amigas o compa√Īeras de trabajo!

1. Frends Headphones (229 ‚ā¨), 2. Oysho Gold Shimmer Thread Slub Knit Hat (16,99 ‚ā¨), 3. Dyptique Baies candle (44 ‚ā¨), 4. ZARA Mini city bag (29,95 ‚ā¨), 5. Agatha Philring necklace (65 ‚ā¨), 6. Swarovski Angelic earings (59 ‚ā¨), 7. Urban Decay NAKED Smoky palette (49,95 ‚ā¨), 8. Nails inc Snowglobe Nail Polish (18 ‚ā¨), 9. La Maison du Monde Wall Clock (39,99 ‚ā¨), 10. COS Metallic Coated Top (79 ‚ā¨).

Key West

November 30, 2015
Key West, Key West, already missing you!!!
Three weeks ago we had the chance to visit my family on this beautiful island. November is a great time to visit Key West, especially if you travel at the beginning of the month, after the Fantasy Fest. Tickets from Paris to Miami at this time of the year, are not so expensive and you can rent a car or take a Greyhound bus to get to Key West. We preferred to drive and we rented a car through a French website, since here the prices are lower than in the USA (Expedia or Rentalcars are good options). Driving down through the scenic Florida Keys from Miami takes about 4 hours. It is an amazing experience and a classic American road trip you need to do at least once in your life!

Key West is the southernmost city in the USA. Cuba at its closest point is only about 94 miles (151 kilometers) south! You will find many things to do on the island : snorkelling, sunset sails and other activities as well as walking down Duval Street and exploring the charming streets around.
We stayed for a week and had the time to enjoy my family and to visit most of the main attractions.  The Sunsets of Key West are some of the best I’ve ever seen, do not miss them!



Where to eat in Key West:

Five Brothers
Santiago’s Bodega
Origami Japanese Restaurant
Croissants de France

Tourist attractions in Key West:

– Southernmost Point
– Ernest Hemingway House
– Key West lighthouse
– Old Post Office and Customshouse
– Mallory Square
– Key West Garden Club

The Liebster Award

November 23, 2015
Hello chicos y chicas, after spending some days in South Florida with my hubby and my family, I am back with this super blog post. Thank you Petite in Paris for nominating me for the Liebster Award this year. Last year, I was also nominated, so if you want to discover a little bit more about me, here is the link to it ūüôā

1. When did you first get into fashion?
Since I was a little girl, I loved clothes! My love for fashion became even stronger when I moved to France. I love how people are so elegant and simple here! I am now working in the Luxury Fashion Industry and during my free time I enjoy reading blogs and sharing tips on my own blog.
2. Name three designers who can do no wrong?

There are many!! But I have to say: Zuhair Murad, Jenny Packham and Christian Louboutin

3.What are your favorite pair of heels?

My favorite pair of heels are Classic Black Louboutin and Valentino Rockstud high heels
4. In your opinion, what is one fashion no-no?

I think one fashion no-no is to wear different prints all at once! One print at the time please ūüôā

5. Where is your favorite place to go shopping?
My favorite places to go shopping are Le Bon Marché, Le Marais in Paris and NYC!
6. What was your favorite blog post / photo?
7. Name your dream outfit and location

It will be in NYC wearing a Black, White or Coral Dress

8. Name three items you find yourself using over and over

At the moment it will be my Maje Winter Coat, a Black A shaped skirt and a ZARA comfy Gray sweater

9. How will you be dressing for NYE?

I guess it will be a little Black dress and a pair of High heels for sure!

10. How did you first get into blogging?
I always loved and read blogs, so last year I decided to start writing my own blog in order to share my passion with other bloggers around the world!

My nominations for the Liebster Award are:


1. Kristin from http://www.thepetitepearproject.com
2. Limairy from http://www.newyorkpetite.com
3. Laura from http://www.amoodygirlscloset.com
4. Kate from http://www.katestylepetite.com
5. Maia from http://www.thepetiteprinciple.com
6. Madame Daniel from http://www.madamedaniel.com
7. Yaneiza from http://www.onelatinamom.com
8. Vanessa from http://www.vanessarunway.com
9. Gladys from http://www.touchesofglam.blogspot.mx
10. Diana from http://www.dianacloudlet.com

The Rules:

1. Post your award to your blog
2. Answer the questions that you were given from the person who nominated you
3. Nominate a few new bloggers you’ve discovered
4. Create 10 new questions for the nominees
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog

My Questions for the nominees:

1. What is your favorite season for fashion?
2. Which blogs do you check daily?
3. What make-up product could you not live without?
4. What inspired you to start blogging?
5. Name 3 items in your wardrobe you would never give up
6. How much time a week do you spend on blogging?
7. Best style tip?
8. If you could meet one blogger, who would it be?
9. List 5 words that best describe you
10. What is your favorite brand and why?

Thank you again Diane for the nomination, I had a fun answering all these questions ūüôā
Also, for more information on this outfit, you can check out this post!

I look forward to reading all your answers!

Besitos from Paris
Karla