When I saw this sweater on Nordstrom last week I knew I had to have it. It sold out quickly but is restocked now on Nordstrom.
The perfect pairing is with some stilettos and leggings, but I have also seen some great casual-chic looks with sneakers and jeans as well. This sweater comes in three colors and is super flattering on every figure.
As the temperatures cool, this sweater offers more than just style, it is super warm as well with its blend of acrylic, polyester, and nylon. ASTR has so many trendy sweaters that will set you up perfectly for the Fall and Winter.
At the time I was knee-deep in affiliate programs and blog sponsorships. Since then and after joining many platforms that bring brands and influencers together, my opportunities (and cash) have multiplied month after month.
“It has always been my goal to either inspire, educate, or entertain with Chicks and Salsa.”
Many collaborations come through to my email. MOST I hustle for. The rest I get matched for on one of the platforms I am going to highlight below. Just as I did before I wanted to share all the platforms on which I have successfully landed paid and gifted collaborations with companies I love.
Here is a list of platforms that I highly recommend creating profiles on to get matched with companies looking for people JUST LIKE YOU. No audience is too small, engagement numbers are equally as important.
Once you have created your profile, it is easy! You just apply to campaigns you are eligible for or interested in and wait to hear from the brand.
Here they are:
I have worked with L’Oreal, Aveeno, Coola, GUIDE Beauty, Spa Science, KRIS Wines, and more via Aspire IQ.
I have worked with Hand in Hand, Hollywood Browzer, CVS, SIJO, Good To Go, and more via Cohley.
I can’t say enough about how much Fohr has taught me! They have excellent influencer-forward education that they share on a weekly basis on their YouTube channel. I also suspect that many of the emails that come to me with opportunities, come via Fohr.
I am new to this platform but they recently ran a campaign with BVLGARI and I was part of their KISS Nails campaign.
CLEVER has many awesome opportunities and works with many big names and familiar brands, however, I have been unable to land an opportunity with anyone yet (here’s to 2021!)
I discovered Shopping Links when we met with the founder at ThinkTank in Chicago in 2019. Since then they have partnered up with high-end brands like INTERMIX, NYDJ Jeans, Double Icon, and more!
MAVRCK recently partnered up with Express for their Winter Campaign, sadly, I was not part of this.
Since starting Chicks and Salsa I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with several companies who have helped me along in my Keto Journey. Quest, Atkins, and Built Bar, and Splenda are among them. After trying a variety of snacks from these companies I have a few thoughts about where the strengths and weaknesses lie for each.
This post is in no way sponsored and please note that I am not a nutritionist. This is simply a personal review based on my experience with these companies over the past few years. If you have a bias towards a low carb or keto-friendly diet, read on.
In my opinion, Quest wins on a variety of flavors that favor people who love super savory foods. From their dessert bars to their chips, and shakes, everything tastes great. HOWEVER, there is a noticeable ‘protein-y’ taste similar to the one that you would expect from a traditional protein shake detectable in everything they have. I don’t mind it, but my husband and friends don’t all love it. To try my favorites from QUEST, click below.
When my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and I started to learn about carbohydrates and seeking out carb-conscious snacks, Atkins was my first stop. They really have a delicious collection of snacks, these Sweet and Salty clusters are a favorite as are these ‘peanut m&m’ candies. I quickly realized, however, that I have a sensitivity to sugar alcohols that upsets my stomach. Atkins uses a sugar alternative called Maltilol which is known to cause gastrointestinal issues. Atkins is great but needs to be eaten in moderation. Also of all three companies, I am reviewing today, their ingredient list is the longest- which I don’t love.
I remember when I first tried these, I was convinced I had found the best bars out there. Built Bars truly taste like a candy bar with the texture of a Milky Way. Even though the flavors are great, after a while the texture kind of starts to ‘get old.’ I keep a few of my favorite flavors around but only indulge in these once every week or two.
I truly prefer Splenda ten out of ten times to Stevia. Above all, for coffee drinkers, their creamers are literally the best. They are not available for sale in my local grocery store so I shop them on Amazon.
For other low carb and Keto tips, check out my posts below!
I live in jeans! I don’t wear skirts or shorts much, but jeans – yes! Over the years I have also crept my way up in price points out of curiosity to test out if when you spend more you get more.
In comparing the three brands I am going to share with you I wanted to judge them on: quality of denim, variety within the collection, price point, and durability.
It is a pet peeve of mine when denim stretches and lose their overall shape. I also don’t love it when denim loses its ‘luster’ after a few washes. NONE of the brands I have shared here do that. They have all been tried and tested by me.
That being said I wanted to share three brands at three different
price points that I love and why.
These jeans are true to size, have a lot of style choices in their collection and are a good buy! I gravitate to Articles of Society for more playful denim. These are great for a unique pair of jeans that you won’t necessarily wear every day. For daily wear, jeans keep reading.
Also available at Nordstrom (but on a steeper sale here), I describe NYDJ jeans as Mom Perfect. There is truly a practical cut that feels great for ANY woman out there in this collection. They tend to deliver the most classic and clean-cut looks that I would call “Mom-friendly.’ Because of this, they are perfect for finding a great pair of daily wear denim.
Khloe Kardashian really did a great job with this brand. I have several pairs of Good American jeans because they are ‘stylish.’ They offer an extra edge to help justify the price point which sometimes is worth it. Ten out of ten times if I am on a Date Night or GNO, I am wearing my Good American jeans. They are stretchy, comfortable, and edgy. In my opinion, totally worth the splurge (I have had mine for over two years). She has added so much to the collection that I have not checked out yet, so stay tuned for a haul on that soon.
Hopefully, if you are looking to shop some new denim, this post was helpful. Finding the right pair of jeans can be totally worth the effort when you wear them all the time.
My NYDJ jeans were gifted in exchange for this post.