Thursday, August 21, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
BLOUSE | 3.1 Phillip Lim
PANTS | Rag & Bone
HEELS | Brian Atwood
PURSE | Kate Spade

This past week has been a personal hell, and much to my demise, it only got worse as the days passed. The only thing keeping me sane were (as crazy as it sounds) my co-workers, Alex, and doing a bit of last minute online shopping for Hawaii next week. I simply can't tell you how thrilled I am to be taking a 10-day vacation from my current life, heck, I might just be living in the ocean for a few days and just leave my phone off. Who am I kidding? I think I am only going to Hawaii JUST for the pictures. Sigh. 
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Saturday, August 16, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
KIMONO | Kendall & Kylie for PacSun
BODYSUIT | Forever 21
SHORTS | BDG Denim for Urban Outfitters

I feel that every girl should own a kimono, whether it be a small casual one, or a long, statement-like one. As my trip gets closer, I have been keeping my eyes out on the last of the kimonos of the season because I will surely be living off them while I'm there. I wore this outfit unknowingly cruising through the farm areas of Calexico, and the weather was a stormy and dark one- in other words, a perfect day. 
What does your perfect day consist of?
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
HAT | Forever 21 (old)
TOP | Kendall & Kylie for PacSun
SHORTS | Hollister Co.
BOOTS | *Courtesy of Two Lips
EAR CUFF | H&M (old)

The weekend was spent in Calexico again, with little to do, yet full of relaxation. It is currently around 105 degrees outside, and I am about to head back to San Diego. These past three months have been a test of my patience, since I have returned back to living at my parents. It seems like I have less time for anything, and sometimes I hardly talk to Alex for more than an hour on a daily basis. Luckily, my job can get a bit interesting everyday, and the people that surround me are usually exceptionally funny. There will be a break from this monotony that is my life in two weeks because I will be in Hawaii for 10 days, and I am desperately counting down the days. For now, I bring you this boho-chic outfit that will surely be imitated throughout this vacation. Pair anything fringe-y with the perfect hat and you're ready to set the high seas on your private yacht. Don't own a private yacht? Then join me on Instagram (@esmirnatapia) so that you know what you're missing, as I report from Kaneohe Bay's famous sandbars. That will surely make you envious. 
(Just kidding. I don't own a yacht. Wish I did. But I will be trying to get any signal I get deep in the ocean to bring you some of the most scenic photographs you've ever seen. And not because I am a pro, but because everywhere you turn, everything is photograph-worthy.) How perfect does that sound?

Monday, August 04, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
DRESS | New Look by Asos, *Courtesy of
PURSE | Marc Jacobs
BOOTS | Forever 21 (old)
Obsessed. I have had autumn on my mind lately, but this little number has made me rethink that again. The dress is by the brand, "New Look", sold online at, with a variety of different clothing pieces to choose from (tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories, etc.).  I am not usually all for skin-tight, cut-out dresses, especially ones that also end below my knee, but I can't wait to sport this during my ten day stay in Honolulu. It is the perfect, versatile piece because you can wear it to your mid-day brunch on a boat, to the fireworks show near Ala Moana beach on a Friday night. Transition it into fall by adding a chic cardigan and moto jacket with a chunky scarf and a sleek ponytail for a more polished, office-appropriate look. What do you think?
Make this new week a good one, babes!

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Sunday, August 03, 2014


Photos by Alex Salcedo
DRESS & MULES | *Courtesy of  Missguided
ON MY LIPS | NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Pandora

I am a big fan of big, boxy dresses, and this one from Missguided is the apple of my eyes. Being petite doesn't fully stop me, so I use very specific shoes to complement such items that may be a bit too big on me. What do you think of this look? Follow me on Instagram @esmirnatapia so you can see the personal side of my life! 
Happy Sunday!