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Fight the frost with this seductive black & red look


Some fashion experts say that black and red are the opposite and should not go together. Well, here I am again breaking the rules and loving my outfit. Black and red looks flat-footed and obvious during winter time, especially with all this snow.


The combination of these 2 colors mean a lot in a look, red always evokes a physical reaction,  representing stamina, lust, power.  The positive qualities of black are sophistication, glamour, and authority.


Combine those two colors together and you get seduction, you get the “look at me” outfit. I am wearing my favorite pair of leggings, (plain black) with a regular and simple top, my high knee boots and my handmade red scarf with a bright red hat.


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Bodysuit look

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I am a bodysuit lover, I have a few in my closet by this one is my favorite by far! Bodysuits are simultaneously sexy and conservative. They are the cure for blouses that won’t tuck in comfortably and t-shirts too boxy for our frames. It seems the ’80s trend is definitely making a comeback.

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The best bottom to wear with bodysuits are jeans, boyfriend jeans or ripped jeans go great with this type of bodysuit; since I am on vacation I am wearing flat shoes, but if you are planning to go out, high heels with match perfect too. Jewelry is not too necessary because of the type of bodysuit, but a hat as an accessory makes the look more chic…

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Forever 21 has great options for bodysuits and most are under $20!

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are full of health enhancing properties, read on to discover how the humble tomato can improve your health. Tomatoes are loaded with many, many health benefits.

1. For your skin: Tomatoes contain a high level of lycopene, which is a substance that is used in some of the more pricy facial cleansers that are available for purchase over-the-counter. You can try a tomato mask for 10-15 minutes.

2. Prevent several types of cancer: A number of studies have been conducted that indicate that the high levels of lycopene in tomatoes works to reduce your chances of developing prostate, colorectal and stomach cancer.

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3. Strong bones: Tomatoes contain a considerable amount of calcium and Vitamin K. Both of these nutrients are essential in strengthening and performing minor repairs on the bones as well as the bone tissue.

4. For your heart: Because of the Vitamin B and potassium in tomatoes, they are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure. Therefore, tomatoes can effectively prevent heart attacks, strokes as well as many other heart related problems that may threaten your life.

5. Good for your hair: The Vitamin A in tomatoes works perfectly to keep your hair shiny and strong. In addition, it also does wonders for your eyes, skin, bones and teeth.

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Fall Look: Boots and Dress…


A great pair of tall boots are a clothing staple that should be found in every woman’s closet. There are tons of different styles; flats, wedge, heel, over the knee, embellished, pointed toe, round toe and a lot more!


These boots are by far my favorite ones; not only because they are comfortable but also the 2 tones; black and brown – lets me match it with any type of clothing… I also love to wear black, it goes well for a casual or elegant look; In this occasion I chose a plane black weave pattern dress, a nice neckless and of course my favorite boots!


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Palazzo Pants… This season super wide-leg pants rule supreme

This season super wide-leg pants rule supreme; otherwise known as palazzos, are way into magazine pages and onto street style blogs everywhere.  They’re comfortable, they’re fun to wear.  Not only wide- leg pants also printed are fun, can be dressed up or down, and make your whole look just a little bit more unique.


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Plus, the latest crop of printed pants are loose, comfy, and almost feel like pajamas. You really can’t go wrong here. I am wearing a wide-leg printed grey pants with a plain black body top, my wedges sandals and my favorite sunglasses…… It is getting cold so you can add a leather jacket or a blazer and you are great to go…


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Top/Blusa: Forever 21

Pants/Pantalones: HM

Shoes/Zapatos: Aldo

Sunglasses/Gafas: Michael Kors 

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Pope and Obama

Washington D.C. is ready for Pope Francis

Workers are finishing up the last details at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The location that will host the most important religious event set to take place during Pope Francis’ visit to the Nation’s Capital, the canonization of Junipero Serra a Spanish missionary who brought the Gospel to the United States. Faithful Catholics are also excited for his arrival. Many are willing to use any means necessary in order to see his holiness.

Washington DC’s Metroline has warned that delays up to two hours long can be expected for the length of the Pope’s visit. Businesses and residents are expecting road closures and traffic delays. Some companies near the pope’s scheduled events are even allowing their employees to work from home. An estimated 50,000 latinos will be present in Washington D.C. during the papal visit. Many of them have traveled from other countries to join #WalkwithFrancis, an initiative that hopes to raise 100,000 pledges in support of the Pope’s messages.

Watch this story via TELESUR

Bianca Perez and Belen Barriga reporting for teleSur, Washington D.C.


Watch an animated version of the Pope’s tour: