Reebok Classic Announces Reebok Classic x RIME Diamond Ventilator

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Happy July, darlings! Hope everyone’s excited for the summer!

Since the new year I’ve been making good on those promises to go to the gym and while there’s tons of sexy sportswear out there, we seem to lack flair and finesse in the shoe department.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love bright and obnoxious colors, but I want shoes that WOW!

Speaking of WOW, have you seen these beauties?


Elevate your style with the Reebok Classic x RIME Diamond Ventilator, the first US product launch in Reebok Classic’s SheCertified collection. This is only for the ladies who define “respect” and know no limitations. Those who stay on their grind, whose hustle is unparalleled and who can do it all while looking fashionable and chic.

 As Susan Boyle, owner of the Brooklyn sneaker boutique RIME (157 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY) puts it,

I wanted a sneaker that would show off her brilliance, her glamour, her style. To glisten in the streets. I wanted a sneaker that celebrates HER and shines the way SHE does.”

The exclusive pair first launched at RIME  and on Thursday, June 25th.

The collab will be available at other select retailers including Nordstrom, Extra Butter, Packer Shoes, Bait, and UBIQ starting TODAY, Wednesday, July 1st for $120.



I’ll be picking up a pair, will you?!



Jewelry on a budget: #Rocksbox

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Normally I’m the type of person that shies away from subscription services. Something about the predictability of things coming the mail all the time and having a strict routine…(maybe it’s just the free-spirited, non-committal Gemini in me, I dunno.) So when I heard about the service Rocksbox, I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive. After I did a bit of research and saw that I could cancel at anytime, I took the plunge.

To shop the Rocksbox catalog you need to become a member. It’s an easy three step process; you take a style survey and add items to your jewelry wish list; receive three pieces to wear on loan– each is hand selected for you based on your specific requests in the survey. Return your rocksbox to get three new pieces. Really simple and relaxing. I took my time with the survey, looking through the entire catalog and picking just what I like, from gold to silver to simple pieces to more ornate items.

It’s $19 a month for unlimited jewelry rental with free prepaid shipping both ways, with the return shipping label included in your box of bobbles. You can even  get the first month for free! My referral code is krovargasxoxo. Use today and tomorrow!

(Keep in mind, even though it’s free the first month, you still need to enter a credit card.)

The first three pieces I received coordinated with each other nicely (again, based on what I checked off in my wish list). If you happen to love an item so much, you can buy it at the “members only” discounted price.

Here’s what I got in my first #Rocksbox.


My first rocksbox! Cute little gift box with a fabric bow ~

Everything came in this cute little box tied with a ribbon– the loveliest little gift. I’m a sucker for nice packaging! Each item was wrapped in a tiny see-through silk baggie (not pictured), nestled in chevron tissue paper, as seen below.

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Gold simplicity. I really like the earrings and ring.

Pictured are the Perry Street Charlotte Earrings, Gorjana Nesa Necklace and the Sophie Harper Pavé X Ring in Gold.

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This Pavé X Ring in gold was my favorite item in the box! So delicate and girly ~

The  Pavé X Ring was my favorite item in this whole box. It fit like a dream. Light enought to wear daily without feeling bulky, sturdy good quality that did not bend or warp in any way and shiny enough to add some gleam to my hand without being overbearing.

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The Charlotte Earrings are so classy, while the Nesa necklace is delicate and airy with their tiny arrow design.

I liked the Charolette earrings, they were okay. Very pretty up close and little on the heavy side, though not enough to be bothersome when worn. They were a bit on the dressy-side for me, if that makes sense. I held off wearing them until I knew I had to go to an event.

The only item I sorta disliked in this box was the Nesa necklace. I like to wear delicate pieces from time to time, bu this one was too delicate. The necklace itself is very thin and the arrow head pieces barely stood out when I wore it. The tiny clasp also gave me more trouble than I would have liked when I was putting on and taking it off. I wore the necklace for a 12 hr work day and none of coworkers or friends noticed I was wearing it.
You can see the earrings and necklace worn below, with my hair tied back.

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Here I’m wearing the necklace and earrings. Of the two, the earrings were my favorite. They have just the right amount of shine!

Would I recommend Rocksbox? Sure! If I can spend $20 a month of cheap disposable accessories from fast fashion houses like F21 or H&M, why not use that same cash to get some good quality jewelry I can exchange at anytime?

I loved 2/3 of my first set and am looking forward to what I’ll be getting next month.

Use my referral code today and tomorrow to get your first month free!

Code: krovargasxoxo

Happy shopping!


Celebrate National Orange Blossom Day with @KriglerPerfumer & #soapandpaperfactory

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The Orange Blossom is the fragrant flower of the orange tree and in the language of flowers, it stands for Innocence and Eternal Love. Marriage and Fruitfulness. This pleasantly fragrant flower brings a little zest to your scent. These luxe brands have the fancy flora covered.

Krigler‘s history spans five generations and reaches from St. Petersburg to Berlin and Paris, from the French Riviera to New York. The Krigler family first operated a small retail venue within the Plaza from 1931 to 1970s and after a period of dormancy, the company reopened in 2000 and returned to the Plaza in 2008.

With such a rich emphasis on legacy, archival fragrance recipes and famous clientele, Krigler is a brand that can not be ignored even if you tried. I received samples of two of their wonderfully chic perfumes with hints of orange blossom in each.


Juicy Jasmine 30 combines the charm of the purest jasmine flowers with the fruity tang of orange blossom. The scent is sparkling and spontaneous. An exquisite floral blend of hyacinth, lily of the valley, ylang and gaiac wood. When I opened the packaging, I was in love. The perfect fun and fresh scent that clings to your skin all day, leaving a light airy, zesty trail. This is the smell of girlish flirty, fun. Because of the perfumes spontaneous nature, wearing this made me feel like I could go from a serious, mature lady to a  flirty coquette. I’d wear this on an extra special night out with the girls ~


Dolce Tuberose 43 is described as “A dream of romance never greater! Beautiful promenade on the Italian Riviera passing Portofino and San Remo. The sweet scent of Tuberose mingles with warm Rose Wood and exotic Ylang-Ylang for a romantic and dreamlike feel, while captivating Geranium and classic Vanilla combine with zesty orange blossom for a smooth, delectable finish”. Such a beautiful panorama to envision with a whiff of this delicate, but strong scent. Add a ray of setting sunlight on a summer evening to the painting and you have simple, sophisticated perfection. Mature and classy, yet bright and vibrant. I’ll be needing this for those days I want to channel my inner Miranda Priestly.

The packaging has an old-world European flair. Simple and classy. The perfect vanity decor.

Availability: Krigler at the Plaza Hotel, 1 West 58th Street (Grand Army Plaza), New York, NY 10019; (212) 371-1122; website.

Soap and Paper Factory is a New York based brand that creates all natural, beautifully scented, handmade products wrapped in exquisite, earth friendly packages. Each pattern and fragrance are created together. They chose boxes and tubes made from recycled materials to hold their products, they do not test on animals, and all their products are free of petroleum, parabens, and phthalates.


From S&P, I received the beautifully wrapped Neroli Shea Butter Soap Bar. This gorgeous bar is enormous! Like a brick in the palm of my hand. The paper it’s packaged in is beautiful and vibrant with a small wax seal embellished with the S&P logo. I adore it~  The scent– to die for! Orange Blossom, Orange water and Citrus. All natural, all beautiful. This artisanal shea butter soap isn’t like your run of mill bar. While it doesn’t lather up like most bars, it leaves a trail of delicate light suds as it cleanses and moisturizes.
My skin felt so soft and subtle after the first couple of uses, I didn’t need to use any body lotion afterwards. I was taking small sniffs of myself all night after my bedtime bath!

Availability: website

Brighten up your day and shine on all summer long with these zesty, but luxurious products.




@FoodFete: Summer 2015

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Food Fête is an exclusive, intimate event that allows exhibitors to showcase their newest food, beverage and kitchenware products in an intimate, cocktail party setting to marketing and PR professionals.

In the two and a half hours I was able to take a peek into upcoming new foods and beverages that are ready to be released this summer. The attendance list was quite impressive, with companies and brands ranging from artisanal food start-ups to familiar national brands.

I visited a few choice brands like Kozy Shack, Eleni’s, and Lovin’ Scoopful, just to name a few!

No doubt about it, summer 2015 is going to be packed with all sorts of new culinary treats!




Kozy Shack has unbelievably delicious pudding. Decadent yet guilt free– check them out! @kozyshack



Stone Ridge Orchard. Tucked away in the Rondout river valley between the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountain, this local company has nothing but the freshest of the fresh fruit!



America’s first contemporary artisan chocolate manufacturer, SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker set out to craft the richest, most flavorful chocolate. @ScharffenBerger



Delicious and nutritious almonds from California. @almonds



Rich and creamy ice cream from Lovin’ Scoopful! 25% of profits are shared with Special Olympics and other causes– amazing! @LovinScoopful



Three Bridges Salsa. These were seriously yummy ~ check them out for new recipe ideas, too! @ThreeBridgesUSA



Eleni’s. New York based nut free bakery– everything was so cute and so good! Please, please look them up! @ElenisCookies



Beautiful holiday cookie. Look at the artistry ~



Cheeeeeeese!! Londoner Cheese Imported from Great Britain, These cheeses were crafted in the heart of Great Britain’s countryside, and hand-selected by award winning graders. I think I died and went to heaven. @LondonerUSA


Between healthy almonds, savory salsa and cheeses and sweet sweet sweets, this summer looks like it’s going to be a culinary journey. Check out these companies for all your summer 2015 recipes!



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