Friday, January 31, 2014

ALIEN

Friday, January 31, 2014
There are plenty of things that make me smile; the smell of fresh flowers or wet sand after a rainy day. Few things will make me feel the opposite though- being excluded or not having seen Britney Spears in her Las Vegas show yet (so not kidding). Only you can choose how to live your life, and I choose to live mine taking all the risks I can, with no regrets. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ALTERNATIVE

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
 If you know me, you know that I love wearing a lot of mesh, or see-through clothing. I must admit, it is a much better option for me sometimes because my body isn't where I'd like it to be, so this gives everyone some exposure without really giving away too much (skin, that is). 
On another note, I have been debating moving back home or not. I think my time in Arizona is done- well, has been since the moment I stepped foot here. I miss my family too much and living in the desert sucks when you're so used to living next to a beach your whole life. Maybe I'll make time for a walk through Pacific Beach when I'm in San Diego this weekend. Can't wait.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BIRDS & A BANDEAU

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
 If I could live in this Zara blazer, I would. This is an outfit that is a bit out of my comfort zone because I usually wear bandeau's under my clothes, not on their own. Topped off with this amazing necklace from Hearts.com and skirt from Topshop makes it all a look I could definitely look forward to wearing again and again.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

TOUGH ENOUGH

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Most of the time I like to put together outfits that tell the same story- either I'm feeling sweet one day, or like a tough gal the next. I spotted these Topshop trousers online while shopping through Nordstrom.com, and though I didn't know exactly which way to style it, but I bought it anyway. It is one of those staple pieces that you can build an array of outfits with- anything from crop tops, mesh sweaters, to a very casual white tee and heels. A classic.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

NOT DRESSY

Thursday, January 23, 2014
 Lately I have been buying and wearing every knit sweater I can get my hands on; most of the ones I've acquired have been thrifted (not surprising), and I have been fortunate enough to find them in amazing colors and patterns.  Usually I go for more dressier outfits to post on here (mainly because I also enjoy wearing heels to not make me look as short), but I also love what I wear on "normal", lounging-around days, so I figured why not post them? Inspiration comes from every type of outfit, does it not?

SMALL CHANGES

 This past week, I was invited by the amazing people at Vidal Sassoon Salon in Scottsdale to come in for a cut, color, or hair styling session. I had just gotten my hair cut, and I've been kind of wanting to re-dye my hair to something different (I know, I know!). It's weird because at the same time I did not want the ombre effect I had going on to be completely gone, so we just opted for a small change. My colorist Nathan, ended up dyeing the "middle" part of my hair in order to not have such a harsh contrast in color between the ombre I already had on my hair. Everyone was so nice, and I hope to go back for another visit!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

FAUX PAS

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I have been obsessing over faux fur vests for years now, and could never seem just the perfect, most hip one at an affordable price- until now. A spontaneous trip to Savers turned out to be a glorious one, when I spotted this BRAND NEW, Vera Wang Princess vest from Kohl's (originally $60, bought at $15!) with the original tags still on. Oh, and it's white and black with green lining. S C O R E. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

THE PERFECT FIT

Monday, January 20, 2014
 Everyone always has that one piece of clothing they have a hard time finding that fits perfectly on their bodies; for me, this is dresses. Being of small frame, I love my dresses to be above the knee (unless it's a very formal event, of course), and I rarely seem to find any that are just right anywhere I shop. Any suggestions anyone?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

GREEN WITH ENVY

Saturday, January 18, 2014
 There have been many events in my life in which I (especially as a rebellious teenager) never thought about what my actions could do to those around me. I wanted to do everything before it was really my time to do things; as if I just wanted to grow up without really enjoying the moment. Looking back, I regret some of those instances, but I can honestly say they have shaped me into who I am today. I always knew I was destined to be something greater than anything I believed in, and you know what? I'm finally starting to believe that. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

UNFAMILIAR SPACES

Friday, January 17, 2014
 When asked who my style icons are, I always reply the Olsen twins. I can relate to them more; they are petite, wear oversized clothing, and are the ultimate fashionistas. Sometimes I doubt that I'll look good in anything that is extremely too big on me, but that's just the way I like it; comfort and style are key factors to how I get dressed in the mornings. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

GOLDEN

Thursday, January 16, 2014
 Though I may not know where I am currently going with my life (personal and professionally), I know that in the end I will be alright. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DARK DESIRES

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 After a harsh day, I am in the process of picking myself again. There are so many things to be thankful for, and I can't always live feeling down. 
This might look like a dress (on me), but it is actually a crop top and skirt combo, pleasantly worn yesterday for an afternoon of frolicking under the winter Arizona skies. I have officially given up on wanting more storms and the possibility of seeing snow in Flagstaff, and in a way can't wait to jump in the pool once again. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WHITE (+ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Here is a quick post to show off this super cute matching suit from Be Happy Live Pink, a super cute online only boutique! I love the rhinestone detailing and the fact that it's white, which is a rare color for me to wear since I'm pale enough as it is. 
Do you enjoy wearing matching outfits such as these?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

WELCOME TO ARIZONA

Sunday, January 12, 2014
 I'm not one to be super matchy-matchy, but for this outfit, it just made sense to me. The dotted crop top   paired with identical cropped pants was a combination a bit foreign to me, but adding the slouchy cardigan and hat did the trick. It was a huge plus that it was a very "minimal" and look I could put together quickly, which is always my biggest dilemma in the mornings. 
What's your favorite go-to outfit?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

HOLOGRAPHIC

Saturday, January 11, 2014
 Here I am in my mother-in-law's house for the weekend, spending quality time with her, my husband, and my sister-in-law's family. We will be going to a family get together of sorts in the afternoon, so those are always fun. I hope to squeeze in a few picture shots here and there, especially since the scenery around here in amazing. 
Hope your weekend is a good one!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

FIELD DAY

Thursday, January 09, 2014
 When you know that you are destined to do something much more with your life than sitting behind a desk, you have to hold on to that belief. If no one believes in you, you have no one but yourself to get you to the top. My dreams are to travel the world, see places and people I've only read about in books; become a full-time fashion blogger and be able to make a living doing what I am in love with, have some cute kids, and take care of my family. I am definitely not afraid of changing career paths in order to get where I want, and you shouldn't either. 

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
 As ironic as this shirt is, I actually DO care about everything and everyone that surrounds me- to an extent. I'm not one to be confrontational; sometimes it's very hard for me to even get words out. This is why I strongly believe that people dress according to their mood, because even though they might not say it, they show their true feelings by what they wear. Though I am shy and quiet when I first meet anyone new, I try to put together outfits that say more about who I am than I can describe so it can do the talking instead. 

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

TAKE ME TO MAGIC LAS VEGAS! (feat. SUGARHILL BOUTIQUE)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
There are many things I want in life, such as the new C√ČLINE VINTAGE monogram clutch, but in this case, it is the opportunity to take a big step in my blogging career. The fairy godmothers over at the MAGIC Tradeshow are selecting a few people to attend and cover their weekly shows. It would be such a "pinch me" moment if I was chosen, mainly because everyone who's anyone goes to this exclusive event (held twice a year in Las Vegas). So if you're reading this MAGIC wish granters (SO not a word- I think!), I'm crossing my fingers (and arms, and legs, and feet) very tightly!

Monday, January 06, 2014

NOT NICE

Monday, January 06, 2014
Of all the recent trips I've taken back home to San Diego, I haven't been able to visit downtown. Growing up (and still today), it was one of my favorite places to be around; my high school was there, part of my college experience was at the FIDM San Diego campus, which was also in the area, overall, everything about this place is magical. I can't wait until I finally make the transition to my old/new life in sunny SoCal. 

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

BRIGHT

Wednesday, January 01, 2014
 Have you ever thought of what you'd like to accomplish in a new year? Maybe your goal is to lose weight or travel to a new country. Mine is to NOT have a resolution because I know I'll end up breaking it. What are some of your resolutions?
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