Prepping for Valentines Day

Hi TTCers,

It’s almost that time of the year and as a girl whether you’re single or not, there is no escaping this time of the year. I don’t know about you, but all of the newsletters that I’m signed up to are talking about the big V-day. There are recipes, dating advice, boyfriend coupon books and all different kinds of things that make you think about what you’ll be doing during Valentines day.

Calling Spring

Calling Spring by thetrendcrush featuring an embellished mini dress

My girlfriends are in all the different Valentine’s Day situations, I have a friend in a long term relationship (about 7 years), another who is in a more recent relationship (about 6 months), a friend who is in a complicated relationship for almost three years and one who is single. As for me, I just recently happily joined those in a relationship and things are going great.

Single Valentine's Day

However, I’ve been on the other side of the coin for quite a long time. I remember planning on going to happy hours with any of my remaining single friends, who tended to be fewer each year and I remember thinking about just wearing black as a symbol of my rebellion against the greeting card holiday.

This post is dedicated to all the ladies out there because no matter what situation you are in I know you’ll make yourself look smoking hot!

XO,

–Cindy

Site Maintenance! Temporary URL

Hi TTCers!

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I hope you had a great Monday :) I wanted to send out a notice so that you don’t think I’m completely shutting down the site because I’m not. Like I mentioned on my last post, I’m working on updating the host for the site and in doing this the url has temporarily changed to cindyalo87.wordpress.com. Please don’t stress :). I’ll keep you posted on the latest updates.

XO,

–Cindy

 

Holes in my Shoes :)

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Hi TTCers,

If you’re in NYC I hope you’ve been keeping warm. The snow has barely melted but I still decided to flaunt my new booties. I’ve seen them worn by many people with gold accessories and small fashionable holes.

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It’s also too cold for just a leather jacket so it’s always a good idea to add a furry vest and a hat to keep you warn.

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I’ve also been hard at work! I’m working on switching over from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, which has a lot more cool features! If everything goes smoothly the new features will be up and running this Monday.

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I used GoDaddy.com to make the switch and luckily the site was easy to export :) If you’re looking into moving over from wordpress.com to wordpress.org I highly recommend them!

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Enjoy and have a great day!

–Cindy

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Solitaire Sherpa 4 Straps Jacket in Beige

True Grit Textured Fur Vest in Earth

Black and Gold Nail Design

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Hi Loves,

I hope you had a great weekend! Here in New York the weather is finally warming up, at least for a few days :) Today was the first day I didn’t need to wear gloves :D!

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And so I was able to flaunt my new nail design. I also found a new way to clean the skin around your nails when you accidentally paint over them with nail polish. Take a q-tip and dip it in nail polish remover and use this to go over the skin around your nails.

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As far as the design goes its very trendy to paint one of your nails a different color but I usually try to incorporate this color as part of the design in my other nails so that they still look like they match.

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I used a thin brush to make the stripe gold designs on my thumb and my middle finger as well as on my pinky.

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On my pinky I tried the leopard print pattern, which was the hardest one. You really need to make sure that the hairs on your brush are even in other to be able to do this design well. It’s also a bit abstract so it doesn’t necessarily have to be perfect.

I hope my tips helped! Enjoy and have a great day :)

XO,

–Cindy

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Snow and Glitter Nails

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Hi babes!

Welcome to my bedroom :). I took a day to work on my nails and my toes. I know many of us avoid doing our toes because it’s winter, but doing your toes are important too so please don’t neglect them. I’ve also found that doing my nails more often prevents them from chipping and breaking. If I go without doing my nails for more than a week or two, it’s almost guaranteed that they will break.
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I know another reason we sometimes get lazy with our nails is because they take a long time to dry. One tip I suggest, is to do your nails before going to bed. After you’ve brushed your teeth and you’re wearing your PJ’s and you have no other reason to move then do your nails.

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Another tip I found is get a wide cup and add cold water once you’re done doing your nails place them in cold water and this helps them dry faster!

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Also whenever you add glitter to your nails be sure to first add a base coat and then a top coat. I have found that when I didn’t add a base coat it was so much harder to remove the nail polish the following week and it you don’t add a top coat then the glitter tangles up on your clothes or your hair.

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I hope you found my tips useful :D!

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Enjoy!

–Cindy

2014 A Furry New Year

Hi TTC Readers!

Happy belated 2014 :) I’ve been working on a few projects, on my career and I’ve met someone who I’m happily getting to know :) which left me with less time to post. I’m back and ready to kick off the first post of The Trend Crush on 2014!

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As you can see from these shots New York was recently bombarded with snow. I chose to wear my grandmother’s gift, this beautiful fur coat, which really kept me warm and allowed me to wear my pink pumps ;). I accessorized and kept warm by adding a print scarf and my Calvin Klein handbag.

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I want to thank everyone who reached out to me waiting patiently for my next post!

Enjoy and have a great day!

XO,

–Cindy

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Coat True Grit Dylan Texture Fur Long Coat in Earth  Dress Bailey44 Magnetic Field Dress Shoes
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Wishing you Health, Prosperity and Love this Holiday Season!

“This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!”     – D.M. Dellinger

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Hello TTC readers! First I want to thank you for your continued support, and I want to wish you salud, dinero y amor. This is a spanish saying which means health, prosperity and love.  I also want to thank Luba and Adrian Chafloque for going out of their way for this post, which literately means 120 miles away to Longwood Gardens.

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Longwood Gardens was founded by Pierre S. du Pont an industrialist, who purchased the property to save the arboretum from being sold for lumber. Mr. Du Pont added extensively to the property including an enormous conservatory, which is where all of our pictures were taken. In addition to the this conservatory, there are gardens that surround the entire property. Mr. Du Pont also added an extensive system of fountains and a massive pipe organ to the property.

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Mr. Du Pont made Longwood Gardens his private estate from 1906 to around the 1930s. During his occupancy he opened his property to the public and at sometimes would anonymously give personal tours of the the gardens.

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Today Longwood Gardens is a 1,077-plus acre property and consists of 20 outdoor gardens and 20 indoor gardens within 4.5 acres (18,200 m2) of heated greenhouses. The heated greenhouses were phenomenal! As you step from one room to the next you feel like you’ve been transported from the cold winter of Pennsylvania to a tropical rainforest in Madagascar.

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Longwood Gardens hosts 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year, from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children’s programs to concerts, organ and carillon recitals, musical theatre, foundation shows and firework displays. They also host an extensive Christmas light display during the holidays.

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The picture above was my favorite display! Red Rome and green Granny Smith apples float in four inches of water to create a colorful tapestry, which reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

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The decorations were so detailed and beautiful that when Adrian took pictures of them up close they looked like postcards!

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Another one of my favorite pieces is this gorgeous flower chandelier above us. Unfortunately, I’m not sure what kind of plant it is but it had beautiful white flowers and interwoven throughout the plant there were lights and small crystal balls swinging from one vine to the next.

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Many of the trees, like the one above were also decorated with colorful pears and other fruits. My family and I have never decorated our tree with fruits but this will be a great idea for next Christmas.

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The picture above is of the music room which was elegantly decorated for tea!

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The fruit reef above is just one of at least 50 reefs at Longwood Gardens made from a variety of plants. Another reef I remember was made out of a variety of cactus plants!

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The conservatory was so enormous we took a moment to look at the map and Adrian caught the moment without us knowing haha.

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The tree above was Luba’s favorite Christmas tree! It’s gorgeous because the blue lights and decorations make it seem like it’s frozen. ACH_1422 ACH_1426 ACH_1431ACH_1438 ACH_1439 ACH_1441 ACH_1443 ACH_1449 ACH_1458 ACH_1459ACH_1434

I hope you enjoyed our tour of the gardens and our outfit ideas for the holidays!

–Cindy, Luba and Adrian

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Cindy

Coat: Sweater:Dress: Carter New Years Ball Drop Mini IITights:Socks:Shoes:Nine West Sybryl Suede Peep-toe Booties - Size 9

Luba

Coat: Sweater:Top:Pants:James Jeans High Class Skinny JeansShoes:Steven Wrenn Pumps