Bathing Suit Season

Summer is just days away, which means so is the long hours at the beach, pool, and spa! This year, high necklines and simple triangle swimwear is very in from top brands such as Mikoh, Topshop, Beach Riot, and Triangl Swimwear. Here are a few of my favorite expensive and more affordable two-piece swimsuits. 

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My annual giveaway is HERE! 

This year I have decided to give away a Lush Cosmetics Gift Set filled with goodies! I have a newfound obsession with these bath bombs, bars, and soaps, so I am going to help one of you enjoy them as well!!

Here are the giveaway details and rules to enter.

Rules To Enter

To enter in the Lush Giveaway, you MUST:

  1. AND retweet the official giveaway tweet OR repost my official instagram post 
  2. follow my twitter and instagram accounts (LINKED)and here is the link to the official twitter post:
  3. YOU MUST RETWEET OR POST BY MAY 1TH, 2015 @ 11:59PM. IF YOU RETWEET AND POST, YOU GET 2 SUBMISSIONS IN THE LUSH GIVEAWAY! if you like the facebook page, Candela Couture, you get a third (but only if you retweet and instagram post)


  • There will be ONE winner of the Lush x Candela Couture Giveaway
  • You must respond in 24 hours, or a new winner will be chosen on May 2th, 2015
  • You will choose ONE of these Lush Gift Sets:

Sugar Sugar 

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Hello Gorgeous

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Bella Fruta

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All The Best

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Trend Alert: Lace-Up Shoes


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Lately, lace up shoes have been spotted at every type of event, from Coachella, to The Grammys, to even the streets of Rodeo Drive. 

I love the concept, because it elongates the leg and allows the woman to feel good, while adding height..or not! Lace up or strap up shoes come in every style, thats the best part!

Here are a few of my favorite lace up shoes, and a pair I just purchased in LA last week. 
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Hope you enjoyed. 



Graduation and After Party OOTD Ideas


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Senior Graduations are just around the corner, and whether you are graduating or a friend or family, the outfit for the big day is a special one! At Graduation, the senior usually must wear white under their cap and gown. So here are a few pieces the are not to risque for a school event. 

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The attendees can have a bit more fun with the outfit, or the graduator for their after-party or dinner. Here are a few outfits put together. 

Screen shot 2015-04-21 at 6.53.17 AMMy personal OOTD for Grad will be coming soon, including a Prom LookBook!

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Outfit Breakdown – LA and Coachella


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The day before the LA and the first day

The day before I left to LA I finally got my purple velvet Chanel Le Boy Bag (moment of silence). Then it was time to load up on coffee and begin tearing down the mall with Lauren.

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After the hours and hours of shopping, traffic tickets, and seeing what seemed to be UFOs in the sky, Lauren and I hung out at my house devouring more coffee until our 5am flight. Ofcourse, we travel in style.

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Lauren and I traveled with my Louis Vuitton Speedy 45, and her Louis Vuitton NeverFull, a jean Louis Vuitton backpack, Jean distressed vintage jacket, Fendi Monster, and just TWO CARRY-ONS.

This was my travel outfit. Under Armour tights, my Fendi furball, my distressed vintage demin jacket, and a long-back Brandy Melville tee. 

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Lauren and I got our nails done before traveling at a salon in Miami, Nail Masters. If you live in the area and like doing funky nails, I recommend this place 100%.Screen shot 2015-04-17 at 12.23.23 PM

Another snap of my Versace inspired acrylics, and Lauren’s periwinkle tribal nails.  

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On the first day of our trip, Lauren and I visited Quay Australia headquarters in LA. We are both wearing Quay Australia sunnies found online or on
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This is my day one outfit in LA. My Chanel le boy back in purple velvet, paired with a vintage cropped tweed sweater, and a black zipper skirt from Urban Outfitters. My shoes are from Zara
Screen shot 2015-04-17 at 12.25.03 PM I also got my hair treated with Keratin and got a side of cornrows for Coachella at B2V Salon. THEY ARE AMAZING. My hair felt rejuvinated and fresh; then Kyle styled my hair in under 10 minutes! I am also wearing the Quay Australia sunnies in this picture.

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 Third Day In LA, First Day in Palm Springs For Coachella

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Day Two At Coachella

Day Two I wore a Free People’s dress, with a Forever 21 chain choker,a septum ring, my purple Chanel Le Boy, a Urban Outfitters hand chain ring, a blue bandana, Vans socks and my Chynna platforms once again.

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Day Three I wore my black zipper skirt from Urban Outfitters, a Forever 21 crop top, an All Saints black jean jacket, my Nordstroms glasses,a red bandanda, my Celine trio bag with my Fendi big attached, tye dye socks from TopShop, and my Zara platforms.

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Going Home :(

I wore my Wildfox Pullover sweater, a black skirt and my platforms!Screen shot 2015-04-17 at 12.28.24 PMThat is all for my LA and Coachella trip. If you have any questions about my Coachella trip feel free to email me: MARIACANDELA@ME.COM




My Coachella Experience


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So as a Coachella veteran (second year so not realllly), I want to say that this is by far the greatest music event held currently. Not only is the music lineup out-of-this-world, but the fashion, food, and scenery match the magic of the performers. I’m sure these are words most of you have heard before, so i’m going to give you MY personal 3-day Coachella breakdown!

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My friend Lauren and I had a week to plan for Coachella. We thought this was madness due to the composition of three outfits that was yet to happen, but it was much easier than we thought. We scurried around the mall for about 5 hours with loads of coffee and ended up having about 7 outfits each. OOPS.

We purchased most of our outfits on, H&M, Bloomingdales, Brandy Melville, and even our own closets.

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We used many personal items to give our items the final touch.

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Now the Music and Scenery

The first day of the festival had flat out bad music, but it was still fun to walk around, explore, and eat yummy fruit cups. ACDC played at night, but I ended up attending a fun party instead. I heard a lot of old souls, and well, people, attended the ACDC set at the main stage. The views at Coachella are one of a kind, you’ll have to see for yourself! Here is the D 1 sky

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The second day of Coachella was exponentially better from the music, to the beautiful people I encountered, to the food I tried(The sky was beautiful as always)! This is the great second day lineup:

I watched Cashmere Cat, Hozier, Jack White, Tyler The Creator, and The Weeknd; all of the sets blew my mind. The only setback was the 2 mile walk back to the Uber station to find 400 people in line for Ubers.

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Day Three was excellent as well, and we actually spent our morning relaxing with friends before the event. We arrived around 5pm, right on time to watch Marina And The Diamonds, David Guetta, Kaskade, and last but not least, DRAKE! We also camped with some friends in between sets, which made day three much easier to handle! Here is lauren and I with a couple of friends we met before Kaskade!

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(Lauren wore a beautiful blue romper with red accessories Day Three in the top photo)


Throughout the festival I ran into the good, the bad, and the please nooooo! Model Gigi Hadid took the show with her hubby all three days. I ran into Chiara Ferragni twice, and she looked insanely perfect both days.

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my all-time favorite outfits belonged to WeWoreWhat, Chiara, and Cai Russo.

Here are my three outfits. (CLICK ON FIRST PIC TO LOOK THROUGH PHOTOS)

I hope you enjoyed and feel free to email me about any questions or inquiries regarding Coachella or my outfits. My instagram has more Coachella pictures as well!


Coachella Outfit Ideas


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After waiting months and months, Coachella is just a few days away!!! I am excited to announce that this year I will be returning, but looking better than ever! My friend Lauren and I had a week to shop, and I think we did a pretty decent job. I will post OOTD pictures next Wednesday!

Coachella is all about nudes, fringe, and flowy. If you don’t look like a bohemian, you might look a bit out of place! This year ill be wearing a lot of neutrals with a pop of color. Here are my finished outfits.

Outfit One

Camel colored high-waist suede mini skirt, with a cream low V neck cropped top, Jeffrey Campbell Chynna platforms, accompanied by my purple velvet Chanel le boy bag, a gun metal choker, and a handful of rings.

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Outfit Two:

Cream threaded dress with a cream BDG shurpa trucker jacket, accompanied by a navy bandana around my neck, my Celine trio bag, knee high cream socks, and my Chynna platforms once again. I will accessorize with tons of rings and a septum rings.

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Outfit Three

Black pony hair mini skirt, with a cream low V cropped top, Chanel bandana around hips, gold-coin belt around waist, knee high black socks, and black Jeffrey Platforms.

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Now, here is a little Coachella inspired outfits with a few of our outfit items for anyone who needs it!

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Any questions, email me!



Gigi Hadid’s Street Style at New York Fashion Week 2015


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Gigi Hadid is an international supermodel; she’s hard-working, success-hungry, and only 19 years old!!! New York Fashion Week is coming to an end, and Gigi is back to relaxing in her home town with sister, Bella Hadid. But, during Fashion Week, Gigi even walked 3 shows in one day, including: Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Jeremy Scott, and Anna Sui. 

Not only did Gigi rock the runway, but she looks incredibly fashion on the freezing streets of New York. Gigi attended the Diesel show and the Tory Burch show, rocking both designers; she also looked fantastic in a Burberry assemble.

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NYFW: Stella McCartney Inspired OOTD

NYFW street style will, without a doubt, blow people away this February. With the cold freezing bones, and a few wind gusts here and there, everything in a person’s closet will be in use with a big coat. Here are a few outfit ideas using Stella McCartney that could be seen on on the streets. Tee Dresses, platform shoes, and open-vcut blazers are extremely in this summer. (PS: you don’t want to be in 27 degree weather in these outfits without a large coat)Screen shot 2015-02-09 at 10.30.06 AMXOXO



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