Monday, March 31, 2014


Monday, March 31, 2014

I find myself using the same kinds of items all the time, and this past month was no exception. In February, my husband bought me this amazing Fujifilm Instax camera that I have been eyeing for the longest (well, ever since the Polaroid I-Zone Pocket Instant Camera took over my life in middle school!), and take it everywhere. 
Let me know what are your favorite go-to things, whether they are makeup products or even a pair of your favorite shoes. 
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Siempre me encuentro usando los mismos productos todo el tiempo, y este mes pasado no fue nada diferente. En Febrero, mi esposo me compro esta camara Fujifilm Instax que e querido desde hace tiempo, y la llevo conmigo a todas partes!
Dejame saber tus cosas favoritas, ya sean un par de zapatos o productos de maquillaje.
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(left to right, top to bottom/izquierda a derecha, arriba a abajo):

1. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Limited Edition in Wink of Pink
2. Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + Foundation
3. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Sourire (70)
4. American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Parakeet
5. Benefit Porefessional 
6. Nars Radiance Enhancing Primer
7. NYX Lipstick in Castle
8. Fujifilm Instax Camera
9. Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere Powder Makeup
10. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Sunday, March 30, 2014
Is it bad that one of my guilty pleasures lately have been the Kendall & Kylie pieces sold at PacSun? You might be able to tell why; they each embody something I really love, whether it's the material, pattern, or color. The scalloped shorts were a standout right away; kind of boho and light teal? Sign me up! And the top balanced the look out, for a sweet and gentle outfit perfect for walking around the Arizona meadows. 

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Friday, March 28, 2014


Friday, March 28, 2014
I have to say, I am haven't been really obsessed with the stuff at American Eagle Outfitters since I was in high school, but this jumpsuit piece completely stood out to me from the moment I stepped into the store. Right now is the perfect transition period where it's not as hot yet, and not really cold, so I chose these gifted Two Lips booties from my MAGIC trip to sum up the outfit. I felt it didn't really need a lot of jewelry, so I just added a dainty fox necklace to the mix, and fell in love. 
As crazy as it sounds, this is the third weekend in a row we are in California, so hopefully I FINALLY get to go to the beach tomorrow because it's been too cold for that. Mission Bay, here I come.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Thursday, March 27, 2014
Putting together this black and white top from Zara with my Forever 21 fuchsia pants were one of the best combinations since peanut butter and jelly. No, seriously. I feel as if I don't put things like this together often and I really should, especially because I love outfits with pops of color. 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Today really wasn't my day; I found out I didn't get a job I really wanted. At first, I was beyond upset (still kind of am), but as I always do, I get knocked down and then get back up again. I believe this is one of my best qualities; not a lot of people are as strong as that. I decided to post this look as a symbol of this- my personality wins in the end. I know that I am fun, outgoing, and everything happens for a reason. 
What are some of your best qualities?

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Monday, March 24, 2014


Monday, March 24, 2014
In this new series, I will be showcasing new (or repeating!) people I am inspired by every Monday (so they can suck a little less). 
Who are YOUR inspirations?
(top to bottom-l to r)
(arriba a abajo- izquierda a derecha)
Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Lorde (singing babes)
Sophia Amoruso (CEO, Nasty Gal)
Chiara Ferragni (Fashion Goddess, The Blonde Salad)
Ariana Grande (powerful double threat)
Lana Del Rey (#1 Coney Island Queen)
cast of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (on the favorite movie list)
Kendall & Kylie Jenner (definition of Cali boho chic)
Cara Delevingne (model muse)

En este nueva serie de entradas, les enseñare quienes son mis inspiraciones cada Lunes. 
Cual es SU inspiración?

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Sunday, March 23, 2014


Sunday, March 23, 2014
This outfit has got to be one of the most laid back, wonderful ones I've ever worn! I enjoy flower prints as much as any other teenager (though, obviously I may look like one, sadly I'm not one), and when the sales associate at PacSun offered me this dress, I couldn't say no! It's like she knew my style before I could even say anything. These white booties were also a great steal, being that they were $20, so I just HAD to have them. I would've never thought to pair this whole outfit together if it wasn't for the fact that I really wanted something super simple and chic (and flowy and flower-y!) all in one, so I'd say it was a splendid day. And to find this California necklace, even better. 
Pretty pretty!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014


Thursday, March 20, 2014
For those who know me, they can fully understand why I totally went for this shirt from Zara. Not only does it describe the person I was in high school, but Alex pointed out that it was my old school's colors, too! What a coincidence! I paired it with these floral detailed pants also from Zara, to make the perfect ensemble for a night out. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Being the girl that I am (duh), I feel that I can never have too many shoes. Some of my favorite pairs have always been from Nasty Gal, and despite the price, they are the splurges of a lifetime. They are fun, quirky, have a variety of brands on their site including their very own Nasty Gal Collection Shoe Cult brand, Jeffrey Campbell, and UNIF. And what kind of post would this be if I did not include platforms?! Whether you use them to give you a boost of height (like me) or just think they're pretty to look at, have your pick! PERF! Here's a round of some of my recent chosen pairs from YUM!

Siendo la chica que soy, siento que una nena nunca puede tener demasiados pares de zapatos. Unos de mis pares favoritos siempre han sido de la tienda Nasty Gal, y a pesar del precio, son unas de las compras que mas me encantan. Son divertidos, y tienen gran variedad en su sitio, incluyendo su propia marca, Shoe Cult, Jeffrey Campbell, y UNIF. Y que clase de post seria este si no les enseñara unos pares de plataformas? No importa si los usas para que te den mas estatura (como a mi) o simplemente se les hacen bonitos, escojan sus favoritos! Aquí estan unos pares de su reciente colección de!

(top to bottom, left to right):
(arriba a abajo, izquierda a derecha):

one/uno. Jeffrey Campbell Sugarplum Bootie- Nude (SHOP!)
two/dos. Jeffrey Campbell Kieran Flat (SHOP!)
three/tres. Shoe Cult Command Heel (SHOP!)
four/cuatro. Jeffrey Campbell Seuss Bootie (SHOP!)
five/cinco. Jeffrey Campbell Darling Pump- Stripe (SHOP!)
six/seis. Miista Debora Bootie (SHOP!) 

Monday, March 17, 2014


Monday, March 17, 2014
When I saw this sweater at PacSun, I knew I was attracted to it, and I'd figure out a complete outfit for it later. After a few weeks, I decided it was time to pair it with this ridiculously old strapless dress from Forever 21 (can you believe it is the exact dress I wore to Alex and I's first date over four years ago? And even then I had already had it for a while!) and strappy (seriously, my top fave) sandals. 
What do you think of this look?

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Sunday, March 16, 2014


Sunday, March 16, 2014
I just got back from a great weekend in San Diego. From a wonderful interview on Friday (honestly, I need ALL the good vibes & positivity for that one!), to strolling around Seaport Village (ahhhhh), shopping with my dad and siblings, to chasing my niece and nephew through Balboa Park, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Counting the days until I'm back.
I came home also to find I was featured on Teen Vogue's latest prom-inspired issue (click HERE to read it!), so that was the cherry on top of my amazing weekend. And then to come on here and write about this pink dress, is just dandy. 

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Thursday, March 13, 2014


Thursday, March 13, 2014
And this is how this skirt made me feel: just like Angelina Jolie in her famous bare-legging dress at the 2012 Oscars. The slits on both sides of this Kendall & Kylie piece are unreal, and leave little to the imagination. I always love an article of clothing that doesn't make me feel too hot or cold, and the versatility of this skirt of amazing because you can wear it year-round. Being a small girl, I need all the help I can get, so these uber-cool platforms (courtesy of) Chinese Laundry, are just the boost I need at times like these, where bottoms are way too long for me. Chic and life-saving! 
I really am in love with this overall look; the crochet top ties in perfectly as well, since it too is a piece you can wear with a bandeau (just like I did), over a bathing suit in the summer, or even a casual dress for a night out. 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Wednesday, March 12, 2014
This being my very first time as an "Official Blogger" for WWDMAGIC, I was even more fortunate due to the fact that it was one of (if not) the biggest gifting seasons of all! Here is a peek into all of the amazing goodies I received! Enjoy! xx
1. PJ Salvage surprised us all with these super cute pajamas for our pj party on the first night! LOVE!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Tuesday, March 11, 2014
As I am writing this post, I am also trying to plan the rest of my week- what to wear, do, even feel since I count on being at the beach for a while. It has been a great day, full of what-if's and I even think I'm radiating TOO much positivity (corny, right?)! 
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, March 09, 2014


Sunday, March 09, 2014
 It is the start of a brand new week, and it is going to be an exciting one since I will be going back home to San Diego to visit family and friends. Arizona is already getting extremely warm now, so I am really looking forward to getting back near the beach, my inner beach babe is craving it too much. 
This look was quickly put together on a whim, and I actually wore the top and skirt two weeks ago at MAGIC! The heels are also very my type, I really just like any type of shoe that has cut-outs and straps! They were gifted from the gals at AMI Clubwear- thank you! So was my collar necklace, again from The Vagabond Queen, and it totally ties up the look, I think. 

Saturday, March 08, 2014


Saturday, March 08, 2014
 This Topshop skirt has got to be one of my favorite things; it is full of pattern, but mostly pink! It was only natural that I group it with items that were monochromatic, in this case, black. I wanted the skirt to stand out, and it rightfully did just that. The coat/poncho was a total steal from Forever 21, but obviously living in Arizona, I don't wear it much. And what about the super cute purple ring on my right hand?! It was gifted by The Vagabond Queen, a wonderfully put together jewelry shop that sells super cute stuff! 
How was your Saturday?!
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Friday, March 07, 2014


Friday, March 07, 2014
By now it should be no surprise that I absolutely adored my time in Las Vegas, and it really opened my eyes to so many things I had little to no idea about. Here are a few of those favorite moments:
One. I had been contacted by Snooki's PR rep to see if I was interested in a meet and greet with her, which I obviously said "YES!" to, and even did a mini interview regarding her clothing line (her new line was showing at MAGIC)! It was really a 3 minute thing, since I was a tiny bit starstruck (ha!), and she had literally answered my questions to the fullest; I didn't even know what else to talk to her about, except ask for pictures (which she was so sweet about). The next day, I had the chance to meet Alexis Bellino from the Real Housewives of Orange County, and that was a fun time! I was wearing booties and she was wearing heels- she must have been about almost 6 feet tall! After telling her I was a huge fan (and blah blah), she told me she'd take off her heels just for me for our pictures! That was pretty hilarious. I totally should have asked for an autograph (just kidding). Not really.


 I usually take my time in order to post more "dressier" outfits, but I have worn this combination to death it seems, just because it's chic yet comfortable (what girl doesn't like that?)! I have been so into distressed jeans lately, it somehow takes me back to my Abercrombie sales days (you know everyone had that job)! The small purse was just what the outfit needed to seal the deal; I also love how it's not too tiny and fits most of my daily essentials.
Happy weekend! 
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Thursday, March 06, 2014


Thursday, March 06, 2014
Wow. What an intense past few weeks! It was a bit strange getting back to the hang of things after my WWDMAGIC trip, but nonetheless, a very rewarding experience! I will try to summarize the coolest things first, then go into detail in my next post!
I hope this gives you an inside look as to what I did as a WWDMAGIC Official Blogger!


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Monday, March 03, 2014


Monday, March 03, 2014

This past weekend was my type of a great time: cloudy, rainy, and a bit cold. I took it as some sort of piece from back home, since rainy weather is kind of a usual in Southern California. I certainly can't wait to go back next week! Now, can it be this weekend?! I am helping a friend by being her "model" for her art school graduation portfolio photoshoot, and the concept is completely amazing! Cannot WAIT to share it with you all soon!
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