Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July & Happy Birthday Blog!


Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you guys have a wonderful day today and have so much fun.

Not only is it 4th of July today, but it's also Lights, Camera, Jessica's first birthday too! Woo hoo! Happy Birthday Blog!

I hope you guys a wonderful safe day.

Love,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What to Wear for the 4th of July

4th of July

My favorite holiday is almost here! Almost every year I spent it at the park to enjoy the fireworks show and this year is no exception. But ever since I was younger, I would have the same question, "What should I wear for the 4th of July?" If you're like me and usually don't know what to wear here are some options.

I hope you all have a great safe 4th of July! Have fun and enjoy it with friends & family.

Express Lace Back Graphic Tank $39.90
F21 Bow Hair Clips $2.80
Target Stripe 2-Piece Swimsuit Top $17.99 & Bottom $14.99
F21 Star-Spangle Phone Case $7.80
F21 Star-Spangled Nail Polish $2.80
F21 Racerback Maxi Dress $12.80
F21 Starstruck Denim Cut Offs $12.46
F21 Gingham Plaid A-Line Dress $22.80

Love,

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

StyleUp


One of my new favorite sites is StyleUp. This website picks an outfit for you everyday depending on your weather from where you live and your style and sends it to you through email.

One of the the things I love the most is that they do the outfit search for me. I no longer have to go on Pinterest to search for millions of pictures or on different blogs to get an outfit inspiration that is not even my style.

All you have to do is sign up and put your zip code to determine the weather where you live and your everyday style and voila you have your first outfit in your inbox. Mine is Trendy Casual by the way. And you can also search in the inspiration tab on the site for many other outfits the community has commented on, so you can have more inspiration.


*This is not a sponsored post. I just thought I'd shared with you guys a new website I love.

Love,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How to Style a Dresser

My ugly dresser. The before shot.

I have decorated most of my bedroom already, but I haven't tackled one area, my dresser (see picture above). Technically my dresser is not a dresser. It's actually a bed frame that I use as a way to display my items, storage, and an inspiration wall.

What I want from this piece is to display my jewelry, some magazines, and a little storage area, while keeping it uncluttered. I also want to continue the inspiration wall. I want it to look organized, styled, and cluttered free.

So some of the things I need to do in order to tackle this project are:
1. Edit some stuff and throw away things I don't need.
2. Buy storage options like the cute paper storage boxes from See Jane Work or the Container Store, in order to organize my papers I currently have in the small shoe box in the corner.
3. And the last step I need to do is style it.

I searched the web for some ways to style the top of a dresser and here are some options:

Put A TV In The Middle:
Actress Shay Mitchell decorates her dresser by mounting her TV on top of it and adding different accessories around it to style it. On one side she has a tray with books and a vase of flowers. On the other side she has three candle sticks and two picture frames.

Photo Credit: Shay Mitchell's Instagram

Gallery Wall:
Amy from Garbage to Glam uses a gallery wall to accentuate the dresser. Instead of styling the dresser, which can become cluttered after a while, Amy opted to style her wall above the dresser instead with a bunch of frames and quotes.
Photo Credit: Garbage to Glam

Jewelry Station:
Marie of Sparks and Sequins decorated the top of her dresser as a jewelry storage station. Displaying all of her jewelry for her to see while getting dressed.

Photo Credit: Sparks and Sequins

A Lamp on Both Sides with a Focal Point:
This type of styling is one of my favorite ones. Since it doesn't look cluttered or too chaotic. All three pictures have a lamp on both sides and a focal point. Jamie & Jess added a picture in the middle (on the wall), while the other, the magazine photograph, added a mirror instead of a picture. 

By mounting a statement piece (art, picture, or mirror) on the wall it gives you free access to style the top of the dresser. Jamie chose a vase with flowers and books to decorate the top of her dresser, while Jess chose a creative way of displaying her and her husband's items. On one side she opted for a small black tray to display her husband's cologne and knick knacks. One the other side she went for a clear tray to store her jewelry. She used both trays to make it less cluttered which I love. While the middle picture decided to decorate with books and two candle sticks.

Photo Credit: The Creative Imperative

Photo Credit: Up With Furniture (original source unknown)

Photo Credit: Jess Lively

Which one is your favorite? If you have any ideas how I can style my impromtu dresser let me know. And maybe in the near future or future depending on my procrastination to tackle this item, I might post a picture of it when it's done. So some advice would totally help.

Love,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Why Be Afraid? Have Fun & Play!


Beautiful words from Drew Barrymore, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Of course us normal folks don't have a red carpet to walk on, but we do have our world, and our life is our red carpet.

Sometimes I am afraid of what some people might think or say of some of my fashion or wardrobe choices. Sometimes I think, "should I wear this shirt or not? What would people think? Would I look weird?" And deep down inside I know I need to stop.

This world is our red carpet and I think we need to start showing more of our personalities with some of our clothing choices. We need to have fun with life and fashion and not care what other people think of us. I know that one of my goals for summer is to dress more like myself, and dress more on how I want and not the normal jeans & t-shirt I normally wear. I want to have fun with my fashion choices and dress more for my personality.

So on this beautiful Wednesday, or whenever you're reading this... take a vow to do something today that you always wanted to do or wear. Have fun & enjoy your day, and don't be afraid of what people might think of you.

Love always,

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Sandals

Summer Sandals

I normally do not wear sandals, but this summer all of my fashion choices have changed. I am more into a bohemian/flowy dress kinda style for the summer. And what better way to pair flowy dresses than with a pair of cute sandals.

This summer there are so many endless sandals to pick from. From embellishments to different colors. And these are some of my favorite sandals that I am coveting from around the web.
  1. Sam & Libby Kamila Thong Sandal w/ Back Strap - Pink/Brown $24.99
  2. Nine West Seanotes Sandal - Natural Multi Leather $79.00
  3. Xhilaration Lavada Slide Sandal $16.99
  4. Merona Elba Silver Sandal w/ Black Counter - Mint $19.99
  5. Mossimo Supply Co. Lakitia Flip Flop - Brown $16.99
  6. Sam & Libby Kylie Strappy Thong Sandal - Turquoise/Silver $24.99
  7. De Blossom Tindra Multi Rhinestone Sandal - Champagne $24.99
  8. Nine West Serious Sandal - Dark Gold Metallic $79.00
  9. Mossimo Falk Thong Sandal - Bone $22.99
  10. ASOS Felicity Embellished Flat Sandals $64.49
  11. Nine West Flybye Sandal - Green Fabric $49.99

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sophistifunk

After reading Brie's blog, Sophistifunk, I fell in love with her style. She has just this effortless cool look about her. You would think she was from California, but nope she is from the beautiful sunny state of Arizona. Just a few days ago did I realized she had her own online jewelry shop. And this girl is creative and  recreates expensive jewelry for a cheaper price. All of her bracelets are under $12. Score!!!! And I fell in love with each one of them.

So I compiled some cute jewelry she has on her shop for you. She has plenty more where these came from. So please make sure to visit her Sophistifunk Shop and shop her amazing jewelry.

Sophistifunk Jewelry


1. Mini Clover Bracelet in Peach & Gold $8.00
2. Punk & Pave Bracelet in Neon Pink & Silver $12.00
3. Clover Bracelet in Aqua & Gold $10.00
4. Cursive Love Bracelet in Gold $8.00
5. Sideways Cross Bracelet in Rose Gold $8.00
6. Gold Chain Bracelet with Aqua Tassel $12.00
7. Anchor Bracelet in Silver & Blue $12.00
8. Tortoise & Gold Pave Chain Link Bracelet $10.00

Have a happy Friday & a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Wish List

Wednesday Wish List

Summer soon is near and I can't wait to buy new stuff. These are some of the items on my wish list this summer. I hope you enjoy. Have a happy Wednesday!

1. Winter Lennon Landry Dress $57.00
2. F21 Rose Scuba Bustier $17.80
3. F21 Abstract Cutout Monokini $19.80
4. Nine West Lilboger Flats $79.00
5. F21 High-Waisted Eyelet Shorts $14.80
6. F21 Darling Lace Skirt $17.80

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Friday, May 31, 2013

How I'm Getting Bikini Ready

Photo Credit: PopStop TV

Every time I watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, I always think, "How can I get a butt like that?" Is it just me or does everyone else think the same thing?

So I decided to do a little search on Youtube to see if there were any workouts that showed how to get a body like a Victoria's Secret model and lo and behold there was. Turns out Victoria's Secret has their own Youtube channel with videos on how the models get runway ready.

So this summer I'm planning on a little Victoria's Secret model workout to get "the butt", ok maybe a little close to it. So here are some video links to the workouts. Hopefully you get bikini ready, Victoria's Secret style.

Workouts:

Happy Workout,


Monday, May 27, 2013

Fun in the Sun

I hope you girls are having a great Memorial Day today! I picked out some cute bathing suits in homage to today. I hope you girls enjoy them. And have a great day!

Fun in the Sun

1. Xhilaration Pink/White $14.99 each piece
2. Xhilaraton Polka Dot Print $14.99 each piece
3. Xhilaration Pink Gingham Print Top $17.99 Bottom $14.99
4. Xhilaration Navy/White Stripe Print Top $17.99 Bottom $14.99
5. Mossimo Women's Indigo Night Top $17.99 Bottom $19.99
6. Xhilaration - Star Print $14.99 each piece
7. Xhilaration Leopart Print $14.99 each piece
8. Xhilaration Cherry Print $14.99 each piece
9. Xhilaration Polka Dot Bikini in Black/White $14.99 each
10. Xhilaration in Pink Print $14.99 each piece
11. Xhilaration Beaded 2-piece in White Top $19.99 Bottom $14.99
12. Xhilaration Bikini in Pink Top $17.99 Bottom $14.99

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Taylor Swift on How to Find Your Personal Style


I came across this great video on how Taylor Swift finds her personal style.

Fashion Stylist, Zanna Roberts Rassi, interviews the young starlet and asks her how she has found her own personal style and how some of us, like me, can find our own style.

I have been on a journey to find my own personal style and I really liked how Taylor shared her story about how she has found hers.

I hope you enjoy and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Currently Craving

Currently Craving

Embroidered Top // Statement Earrings // Denim Jacket // Colorful Flats // Boho Dress // Floral Pink Shorts // Chino Pink Shorts

Currently I have been craving a lot of things. Maybe because its the new season and I am in desperate need of new summer clothes. I usually pack up on winter clothing because its my least favorite season. I hate the cold. So I tend to forget to buy things for the hotter days.

Here in Los Angeles, it has been extremely hot these couples of days and I have been scurrying all over my closet to find some breathable summer clothes. But I unfortunately don't have many. So this embroidered top from American Eagle will be the perfect addition to my closet, as well as this cute boho dress, and amazing shorts.

I also want to stock up on some cute flats like these seafoam ones. They are perfect for every season here in LA. Then I cannot forget these cute statement earrings from BaubleBar. Ever since I saw them on Julie from Sincerely, Jules, I needed to have them. They go cute for a casual day or a night out. And of course I can't forget that cute denim jacket. Its so cute, that I don't care if its going to be summer. See, I'm such a winter clothes hoarder.

Have a great Monday everyone.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crazy For Camo

This season Camo was all the rage. Even though I'm not a big fan of it, except for this shirt & these cute shorts, I know some of you are.

So I picked out these pieces for those Camo fanatics. I hope you enjoy!

Crazy For Camo 2




See How Bloggers Wear the Trend:
Photo Credit: Sincerely Jules, Atlantic-Pacific, Sincerely Jules
Photo Credit: Kendi Everyday, The Fancy Pants Report, Sterling Style





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Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring Lookbook 2013

One of my favorite things to do is to watch Youtube videos. There are many talented girls out there doing videos online. Just like bloggers, they offer fashion and beauty advice.

One of my favorites things are the lookbooks and outfit of the days in video form :) So below are some of my favorite Youtubers and their Spring Fashion Lookbooks. I also picked out a few of my favorite items from the videos for you to shop. Some are exact, while others are similar or inspired by the video. Enjoy!

Spring Lookbook 2013



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday Wish List

Wednesday Wish List


Target is one of my favorite stores. Every time I'm there I leave with more than I need.

Here are some things I have been lusting for a long time, hopefully I can get my hands on some of those stuff. 

Right now my top picks are the green summer dress, the floral bikini, and the glitter sandals :)

How about you?

Floral Bikini: Top $17.99 & Bottom $14.99
Glitter Sandals $16.99 (a blogger favorite seen here & here)


Have a happy Wednesday,




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Monday, May 6, 2013

Basic Spring Must-Haves

Spring Must-Haves


Spring is in the air. And I can't help but update my wardrobe with some new basic items that will keep me stylish from spring to summer. 

I chose the above items, because each can be remixed with many other clothing pieces in my closet and yours. 

What are some of your must-have items for Spring this year?


  • F21 High-Low Georgette Dress $24.80: This beautiful dress, or any high-low dress will keep you cool during those hot summer days, while still keeping you looking fab. Add a belt to spice it up, or during fall wear your favorite sweatshirt over it to turn it into a skirt.
  • F21 Spiked Denim Vest $27.80: A denim vest is my favorite item to make your outfit look bohemian or rocker chic. Add this vest to your favorite high-low or summer dress to add a bohemian touch.
  • F21 Faux Leather Spiked Camo Jacket $47.80: The perfect military jacket. Great for keeping you warm during those cool spring nights.
  • Express 4" Frayed Cuff Denim Shorts $49.90: I recently bought these and they are my favorite. I don't like short shorts, so these denim shorts are the perfect length and are not low rise. They are mid rise (at least for me) and flattering on every body type.
  • Liz Clairbone Gypsy Beaded Flat Thong Sandal $25: I love sandals during spring and summer. Since this year I'm into a bohemian vibe, these shoes are perfect. They are neutral with a pop of turquoise which I love. They will add a little pop of color to my otherwise neutral outfits.

Hope you girls have an amazing Spring,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Art of Etsy

The Art of Etsy


I cannot deny that Etsy is such a creative place to browse and shop for new innovative pieces of art. Varying from crafts like bracelets and dolls to typography. My favorite part to browse are the poster/prints section. Hoping one day I can buy one to incorporate in my home as wall art.

Here are some of those prints that I have been eyeing. I hope you enjoy them and let me know what are some of your favorite posters/prints on Etsy.

1. Grace Not Perfection $32
2. Peplum & Pink by Jessica Durrant $25
3. Kiss Slowly Poster $24
4. Chanel Lipstick $20.47
5. You Are My Sunshine $11
6. Audrey Hepburn 24k Gold $25.59

Friday, January 25, 2013

Link Love: Be Happy!

Photo Credit: Sugar Paper

Today's Link Love is dedicated to getting happy. I found four links that brought a smile to my face and hopefully they can do the same for you. Hope you enjoy!
  • 19 Mindblowing Historical Doppelgangers: After finding this link on Anne the Adventurer, I had to share this with you. Some of them made me laugh and others were like OMG he/she totally looks like that celebrity. Haha! If you want a nice laugh check it out. Doppelgangers: An apparition or double of a living person (according to Apple's dictionary if you didn't know what that word meant). 
  • Lily's Disneyland Surprise!: If you guys haven't already watched the video, you have to watch it. Make sure your not around anyone. Lol. This video made me cry. I got this link from Jess Lively's blog. And I thought I share it with you. So hopefully it brings you happiness.
  • Kate Spade New York Spring 2013: Katie from All Glammed Up shows you Kate Spade's Spring 2013 collection and is freaking amazing. You will leave the post with a smile. I'm totally inspired. How about you?
  • Joe Biden Accidentally blurts out "I'm proud to be president of the United States: And my favorite part of this weekend was this clip. Joe Biden accidentally says he is president of the United States… oops! Haha. Oh well… at least I know that the leaders of our country have a little sense of humor :) Makes them seem more human. This totally made my day! Have a great weekend everyone.

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