Dec 27, 2012

Peplum + Red

This is the outfit I wore on Christmas Eve. I happened to work that night but still wanted to be in the Christmas spirit so I wore my red pants and added some sparkle with my bracelets and soft gold shoes.

Thankfully, I didn't work long into the night so I still got to celebrate with my family and eat a yummy Christmas dinner. And on Christmas day (or I should say night), my siblings and I watched Les Miserables. Did any of you watch the movie? What did you think?

peplum top: Target, pants: Old Navy, bracelets: Banana Republic Factory Store, shoes: Old Navy

Dec 25, 2012

Merry Christmas (and a happy Tory Burch sale)!

Hope you're all having a very Merry Christmas! Just wanted to give you Tory Burch lovers (and Tory Burch girls on a budget) a heads up on a Tory Burch sale that is taking place tomorrow (12/26) at The Real Real (you're welcome). The sale starts at 10am EST which means us West Coast girls have to be up a little earlier to snag some good stuff.

If you've been aching to get your hands (or in this case, feet) on some Revas, this might be your chance (a couple months ago they were on sale for $90! which is less than HALF of their original retail value). Also, if you're not a fan of TB, they have other amazing sales going on as well.

Which sales are you looking forward to?

Dec 17, 2012

Gift Guide: For the Girl Who Loves Polka Dots

If you haven't guessed, I'm obsessed with polka dots at the moment and stores everywhere carry polka dot merchandise, so I figured a polka dot gift guide would be perfect for all you dot enthusiasts out there. Hope you like my picks! And for more polka dot finds, I recommend you check out Forever 21. They have a ton of cute polka dot items.

Guift Guide: For the Girl who Loves Polka Dots

Dec 14, 2012

Gift Guide: For the Girl Who Loves Stripes

I love stripes so I figured there would be more than a good handful of girls out there who love stripes as well. The great thing about this gift guide? Everything is under $40 (except for that beige & navy striped top) AND the tops from J. Crew and the striped phone case from Madewell are on SALE!

J.Crew cotton t shirt / J.Crew boat neck tee / J.Crew scoop neck shirt / Forever 21 oversized handbag / Old Navy striped scarve /Phone case Madewell /Gap Ribbed beanie

Are you or someone you know a stripe fanatic?

Dec 12, 2012

Polka Dots + Toggle Coat

Today was a chilly day in Southern California so the only thing I could do was grab my most favorite and warm coat and, of course, add a touch of polka dot--my new favorite print. Don't worry stripes, you're still my number one.

coat: Old Navy (old) similar here, pants: Old Navy, sweater: Old Navy (similar here), flats: Banana Republic (old)

Are you a fan of polka dots?

Dec 8, 2012

Little Black Ankle Boot

I've been searching high and low for a pair of black ankle boots and I've fially found not only one perfect pair but three! Now, this proves to be somewhat of a (great) dilemma because I don't know which boot is the perfect one, so I thought I'd have you weigh in. And also, I thought it'd be nice to share my finds just incase you're also on the hunt for an ankle boot.

Forever 21 Back Zip Bootie

ShoeMint Holly

Forever 21 Zippered Cowboy Booties

And here are two other options. I'm not looking into buying these but I thought I'd mention them anyway: Forever 21 Round Toe Booties and Cowboy Booties.
Which is your favorite?

Dec 2, 2012

Trend I'm Loving: Animal Graphic Sweaters

I don't know what it is about an animal's face on a sweater but I'm loving it. I'm a huge animal lover but never once in my life did I ever want a sweater with an animal on it. I just think they're so cute and add a little extra something to a sweater. No matter what the animal-- cat, dog, bird, fox-- I like them all. Below are some of my picks. The fox and bulldog sweater are my absolute favorite.

Old Navy (sweater is out of stock online)

J. Crew


Forever 21

Are you fan of this trend? Share with me your animal graphic sweater finds!

Nov 28, 2012

Pop of Green

I promise you, I didn't intentionally try to make this outfit look Christmas-y. It just happened. Although, I was intentionally going for a festive look with my red and glittery silver nails. What can I say, I'm a I-love-everything-about-Christmas type of girl.

sweater, green top, shoes: Old Navy, jeans: GAP, red nail polish: NYC Big Apple Red Creme, silver nail polish: Wet n Wild Silvivor

Pink + Leopard

Pink has recently become one of my go-to/favorite colors (especially light or pastel pinks like this one) and I don't know why. I haven't even had this sweater for a week and I find myself wanting to wear it a little to much not only because of the color but because it is SUPER soft and comfy. I'm definitely going to be getting more of these. Pairing sweaters with jeans is also a go-to look of mine. It's easy, incredibly comfy and looks put together.

sweater: Old Navy, jeans: GAP, leaf bracelet: Old Navy, beaded bracelet: Banana Republic Factory Store, shoes: Forever 21

What's your go-to outfit?

Nov 25, 2012

Black Friday Weekend Shopping

Just wanted to share the few items I got for Black Friday (or actually Saturday). I didn't do any shopping on actual Black Friday as I was working. I work in retail so I was there to experience all the madness during my 9 hours shift, and I'm happy to say that I survived! And it wasn't all that bad.
The stores I went to were Target, Old Navy and Banana Republic. There were so many things I wanted but only got a couple of items mostly sweaters because let's face it, I LOVE sweaters. I wanted to get more but I had to restrain myself for my sake and my bank account.

pink sweater: Old Navy, polka dot sweater: Old Navy, two-tone sweater: Banana Republic Factory Store, striped peplum top: Target (similar), bracelets: Banana Republic Factory Store, skinny ankle pants: Old Navy

Did you go Black Friday shopping?

Nov 21, 2012

What I Want Now: Anorak/Parka

I've been eyeing this Anorak from Old Navy for a few weeks now, and I'm 99.9% sure I'm going to make it mine. I think Anoraks or Parkas are a staple outerwear item for your closet. Although it may not be the most attractive piece of outwear (I genuinely do like it), it's a classic look and it does the job of keeping you warm on those chilly fall/winter days and nights. And on the plus side, they go great with EVERYTHING (skirts, dresses, pants, etc).

Old Navy Hooded Anorak

GAP Twill Parka

Forever 21 Jacket with faux fur collar

Forever 21 Faux Fur Jacket

Another honorable mention and my favorite parka among these two is one by Tommy Hilfiger but I couldn't find it online. Here's a similar one although the one I liked is 10x better and in green.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the anorak/parka?

Nov 17, 2012

Chambray + Polka Dots (+ Breaking Dawn)

So, just as I'm getting back into the swing of blogging and posting consistently, my laptop charger BROKE! Now, seeing as I have an ancient laptop (from 2005), I can't just run to the store and buy a new one. So while I search online, order a new charger and wait for it to be shipped to me, I probably won't be posting as frequently BUT I will try to find ways to do so.

In other news, this is the outfit I wore to the midnight premiere of Breaking Dawn. Now, now, I'm not a'twihard' or even a big fan of the saga but I've watched all the movies so I thought "Why give up on the last one? I'll just watch it." And let me tell you, I was impressed! The beginning of the movie was rather cheesy but the last half towards the end made up for it (it was a nail biting experience), and the ending was sweet.

chambray top: Gap, polka dot sweater: Old Navy, pants: H&M, boots: Target, nails: Cashmere Creme by NYC

Did you watch Breaking Dawn this weekend?

Nov 10, 2012

Polka Dots + Knit

It's finally beginning to feel like Fall in Southern California which means it's time to dig out our cardigans, knits and coats. I bought this thick knit cardigan at Forever 21 about two years ago and never really wore it, but I've been putting it to good use lately with this recent temperature drop. I paired it with my favorite polka dot top (I'm super into polka dots lately) and liked the way it turned out in contrast with the texture and colors of the cardigan.

top: Old Navy, cardigan: Forever 21, pants: H&M, shoes: Banana Republic, silver flower bracelet: Old Navy, red, white & blue bracelet: Starbucks (got it free for voting :))

Nov 7, 2012

Pastel Blue + Ankle Boots

If you read my blog, you'll know that I have a thing for colored denim. I just think they add a little extra something to an outfit. But what I love more than colored denim is ankle boots, particularly suede nude ankle boots. Why do I love them so much? Because you can wear them no matter the season (spring, summer, fall, winter) AND they go with EVERYTHING (pants, shorts, skirts, dresses)!

I've gone through pairs of these because once I purchase them I tend to wear them every single day until the heel wears down. I found this pair at Target and they were everything I wanted in an ankle boot, but didn't purchase them right away. So a few months later, I go back to find that my beloved booties are on CLEARANCE and, of course, I made my move and brought them home. And the rest is history.

top: Old Navy, pants: Forever 21, ankle boots: Target
Are you a fan of the ankle boot?

Nov 3, 2012

All About Plaid

For some reason, I'm on a little bit of a plaid kick and lusting over everything plaid. I think that's because, to me, plaid print is the epitome of fall. It's warm, soft and the colors (red and green) are so fall and festive (Christmas is right around the corner). Below are some fall items that I've been pinning over.

Target Tailored Blazer (I've mentioned this twice so it must mean I love it).

GAP Patterned Canvas Loafers

GAP Fitted Boyfriend Flannel Ruffle Shirt

C. Wonder Mini Blackwatch Wool Easy Tote

And if you're into plaid trousers, these deserve an honorable mention. Are you fan of plaid?

Oct 31, 2012

Look for Less: J. Crew peacoat

I first came across this coat from J. Crew while on Tumblr and fell in love with the black contrast trim. I'm not usually a fan of white outerwear but with the classic look and trim of this coat, I figured it would make for a perfect fall/winter 'statement' coat.

While browsing through Forever 21's site, I came across an almost exact replica of the J. Crew coat except this one has pockets (and is way more inexpensive).

J. Crew peacoat ($298.00)

Forever 21 Contrast Trim Coat ($39.80)

What are some inexpensive replicas you have found lately?

Oct 29, 2012

Floral Shorts + Red Heart

Even though it's technically fall/autumn, it sometimes feels more like a hot summer day in Southern California with temperatures being in the high 90's. The only good thing about this is that I get to wear my favorite floral shorts. I bought these at Forever 21 two years ago and I still love them; one reason is because they are incredibly comfortable. I like to pair them with a simple top to make the shorts the focal point of the outfit. And to top it off, I wore my heart necklace that I purchased from the 'happiest place on earth', Disneyland!

top: H&M, shorts: Forever 21, necklace: Disneyland, shoes: Old Navy

Oct 25, 2012

Pardon My French

These are the items I'm currently wishing for. Everyone needs a perfect boot for fall/winter and my style is a good riding boot. I love this one from DSW because it's sleek and the perfect brown color and I love the buckle details. The polka dot pants are just a perfect way to add a little 'fun' to an outfit and I thought they would go perfectly with the playfulness of the 'Pardon my French' sweater.

To add a little warmth, I choose a plaid jacket. Even though there's already a polka dot print, adding another print like plaid doesn't clash because it's subtle and dark. I prefer this blazer from Target (rather than the UO one). I'm in love with the sleek blag bag from ShoeDazzle. I just think it's thee perfect black bag for everyday, and I added a touch of color to the entire outfit by adding a pink stoned statement necklace from BaubleBar.

What are some items on your wish list for Fall?

Oct 24, 2012

Green, leopard and lace.

This is yesterday's outfit but I didn't get a chance to post last night. I'm not really a t-shirt wearing type of girl but I like this one because it's a little more "dressed up" because of the lace detailing up on top, and it is incredibly soft and comfortable. To give the look some color I added some green pants and leopard flats to add a little dimension.

top and pants: H&M, flats: Old Navy, earrings: Banana Republic

What's your tip to adding a little extra something to a simple outfit?