September 9, 2014

Mixed prints


At the beginning of the year I said I would be revamping my closet by mixing and matching different pieces. Mixed prints is a risky trend, but once mastered is the easiest way to come up with new outfits. I love playing dress up and creating new looks with bold pieces. You never know what will pair well together until you give it a try. 

Here are some tips:

1. Stripes and polka dots are the easiest to combine, so I suggest you try these first
2. Choose a color family and stick to it.
3. Avoid mixing more than two prints
4. Get creative and add fun accessories 





Top: Bebe, Skirt: Nordstrom, Shoes: Steve Madden, Purse: Kate Spade
Photography: Charlene Casillas

September 5, 2014

Little white dress

Dress + Necklace: Nordstorm, Shoes: Blank, Purse: Louis Vuitton 





This summer was all about the LWD. Paired with flats, a little white dress is casual enough for a weekend brunch with friends and romantic enough for a midsummer date night. I love a strapless bodice with a little bit argan oil on my shoulders for a pretty glow. A bright necklace and an apricot lip stand out beautifully against the white. 

My tips for wearing white: don't order spaghetti, white wine over red, wear undergarments in your skintone, wash your whites with a scoop of baking soda to make them extra bright, accent with rosy pinks, and bring a Tide pen in your purse. 

August 29, 2014

Something Blue

Dress: Nordstrom, Heels: Sam Edelman, Clutch: Betsy Johnson, Bangle: Kate Spade





My girlfriend Stephanie has found her better half, and I couldn't be happier.

For her bridal shower I wore this bright floral dress and most-appropriate powder blue pumps. Sam Edelman really understands how to make high heels comfortable, as he has created some of my sole mates! I was able to accomplish all my bridesmaid duties and enjoy the event sans any discomfort. This dress was one of my favorites to wear this summer. Paired with the right accessories, it was perfect for this celebration. The neon and bright flower hues coordinated well with the theme of Stephanie's shower. 

Congratulations to my darling friend - from the bottom of my heart-shaped wristlet. xoxo


Photography: Charlene Casillas

July 24, 2014

Beauty Tip: DIY Scrub





Bring new life to your skin this summer! Give yourself a little buff with this easy DIY scrub. I love to pamper myself at home once a week, usually Wednesdays to revive me for the rest of the week.This all natural and chemical free scrub contains ingredients that can be found in your kitchen. 


You will need:
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite olive oil (my olive oil is infused with lemon)
  • 1 tbsp of Argan oil  
  • 1 tbsp of pure vanilla (fragrance)
  • 1 tsp of a citrus zest (i.e. lemon, lime, orange, ect) optional


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. This exfoliating scrub can be used on face, body, and feet. The fun part about DIY is that you can use any ingredients you like. Turn this scrub into a wake-up scrub by simply adding coffee grounds or some peppermint. 


*Best kept in the refrigerator and should last about a month



Thanks for reading!

July 2, 2014

Lady Like



For a brunch date with girlfriends I wore a silk floral blouse, a high waisted skirt and my favorite pink strappy heels. 


"The fact is, sometimes it's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun." - Carrie Bradshaw



  I made my brunch exit as memorable as my entrance with this sexy cutout detail. Cutouts have a bad rep, but when done correctly they can be very chic.

Top, Skirt & Clutch: Nordstrom, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, Sunglasses: Valentino
Photographer: Charlene Casillas



April 17, 2014

Veinticuatro



With my birthday just days away I can't help but recap year twenty-three. I had highs and lows just like everyone else i.e the typical love story followed by tragic break up, a weight gain and weight loss, a new apartment lease, an ending apartment lease, long hair to short hair, and most memorably going from an old job to a new creative job.Yep, I'm definitely getting older, but hopefully a little wiser too.  

For this upcoming year I have already made a wish list of all things I want to accomplish, but what kind of girl would I be if I didn't make a birthday gift list too? So here it is. 

1. I love to cook so any kitchen tool will make me happy but a cast iron pot will make me the happiest.
2. The new Shakira album because I have loved her music since her rock en espaƱol days.
3. Spring is here, but my mind is on summer. This red stripped bikini is a must!
4. Kate Spade Veronica pumps because they belong in my shoe collection.
5. I would like a Sugar Lip Treatment in a color I don't own to spice things up. 
6. Most importantly I need my favorite skin moisturizer which will definitely come in handy after a night filled with birthday cocktails. 


xoxo