Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Recap

Why are Mondays so terrible? I want to stay in bed for at least an additional 2 hours on Mondays so I can mentally and physically prep for the work week, wishful thinking. The weekend was too short, as always but it was quite eventful and l managed to stay so busy that I had no time for house chores… I may be on to something; I’ll have to try that again next weekend. Anyway here is a recap of the weekend and some of the stories that caught my short- lived attention. 

   1. As you must already know Coachella kicked off its first weekend festivities, I’m really bummed that I didn't get to go and the excessive pictures online don’t help. Who am I kidding? If I was there I’d be posting countless pictures. WhoWhatWear has a pretty cool list of The Best Dressed.
Picture from: WhoWhatWear

2. Saturday I attended my newest cousins baptism, I wore this pretty scalloped shift dress that I love, also pulled out my summer shoes from storage!

3. I gave myself a blow out using one of the many products that was in my LuckyFabb swag bag, I liked the voluminous hair it helped me achieve. I've never tried the Fat Hair products before but I like this one & the price is reasonable, $8 at ULTA. P.s don't mind over concealed eyes:)
4. Saturday while everyone was live tweeting about a boxing match I came across a tweet that announced the #AlexanderWangxHM collaboration, you guys know I love a good collab! So I’m so excited to see what designs are produced for this collection

5. Sunday morning I ran to Target for a new toothbrush but found myself in the accessories department lusting over these gorgeous orange bags, I liked both but ended up with the cross body one because I thought I’d be fun for Europe this summer. Which is your favorite?

6. What better way to wrap up the weekend than an award show? The MTV Movie awards were on in the background while I was organizing my clothes for the week. I did catch how gorgeous Lupita Nyong'o looked in that Chanel number, she is so beautiful, I’m obsessed with her.
 Also, Zac Efron…yeah.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

H&M Conscious Collection Favorite looks

Have you checked out the new H&M Conscious Collection? The new collection was released today and I already love almost everything! Hate when I want to  buy everything but can't... must control myself ( not my best attribute ) especially difficult when it's for a good cause right?

 How often do you look at your clothing label? Do you know where your clothing is made? I know I very rarely do but it's something I need to do more. of Buying clothing that comes from sweat shops, or that is made from scarce resources can't be good in the long run for our planet of for humanity.I know it's one of those "out of sight out of mind" situations because were not personally affected but it's important to take small steps toward buying products that are eco-friendly. If you want to know more about this check out the book Overdressed:The Shockingly High Cost of Fashion 

H&M has made it their mission to try and produce more sustainable clothing at a reasonable price. Now, how do you say no to that? Here are a few looks I put together using some of my favorite items from the collection.

H&M Conscious Collection Favorites looks

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Decorate your suitcase with Stylish tissues from Kleenex

Hey Guys! I'm sharing with you guys how I traveled to L.A this weekend using the new stylish Kleenex slim packs. I love how small and discreet they are but still are very useful, especially when traveling. They really came in handy when I got a smear of mascara on my on my cheek and didn't want to ruin my foundation. They also work so well for helping with any lipstick smears that occur while you're on the go.

Check out the Kleenex Style Studio!

The Slim Packs are so cute & just the right amount  
How cute are these new fashionable designs?
The zig-zag design is my favorite

Kleenex partnered with Isaac Mizrahi to create 4 designs which are intended to evoke confidence and inspiration to help you express your personal style and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to incorporating the latest trends. Exclusively on the Kleenex style finder you can watch videos featuring Isaac Mizrahi where he provides his latest style advice and shares his own experience as a design leader for more than two decades.

 This post is sponsored by Kleenex, but my love for their Style Studio is all my own!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LuckyFabb Day 1

I’m back from LuckyFabb and I’m still having dreams about it. Yes, luckyfabb was that much fun. I started this blog back in 2011 and this was my first “blogging” outing, don’t ask me why because I do not have a good answer.

I was really nervous about going, the night before I literally could not sleep and when I finally heard that jingle tone from my alarm, I almost waned to just turn it off and pretend that I wasn't going. The fear of the unknown is terrible, and its very weird for me because I've never been a fearful person but I’m starting to realize that older I get the more apprehensive I become, especially when it comes to stepping out of my comfort zone. So this experience really helped me over come that fear. I meet a lot of bloggers who were really kind to me and I become conscious of the fact that it is  important to help build other people up while helping yourself grow too, It was a really good feeling.  

Overall, it was a great experience and I truly felt inspired being surrounded with people with whom I share a common passion with and In fact I encourage any of you bloggers to attend LuckyFabb if you want to step outside of your comfort zone and possibly get a new perspective on blogging.

Here are a few snaps! Check out my Instagram account for more snaps!

Nicole Richie and Eva Chen talking fashion

Me and the talanted Kirin Bhatty 
Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook! 
Me and Daisy from Daisy's fashion Garden & Paulina from Lil bits of Chic

Dress:Old Navy// Shoes: Steve Madden//Bag: Calvin Klein//Jacket:H&M

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Feet

I always like to give a little color to my work outfits, sometimes I find myself in an all black wardrobe for too many days in a row and it makes me crazy. I like to show some of my own personality in my outfits, especially at work because it can be a bit boring and habitual.

These fun orange socks were the perfect mood enhancer for me, it’s interesting how sometimes what you wear can affect how you feel.  Hope you all have a great weekend? Any plans?

Blouse: Express// Trench Coat: H&M// A-Line Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target// Socks:Target// Booties: Zara// Sunglasses: Prada// Bag:Old Navy

Monday, March 24, 2014

Decisions Decisions

That hair! It’s making me crazy. I’m in “transition” faced with deciding of what to do with my hair, cut , grow or color, I can’t seem to decide, and the fact that a haircut puts a dent in my pocket has made it more difficult to come to a conclusion.  Plus, a cut requires an entire day of being in the city (not that I’m complaining) but it’s become a chore for me & I hate that. The last time I cut it was in July… yeah. I know someone is going to be a bit irked when I pay him a visit soon. 

Do you ever change up your hairstyle for summer? 

Blouse:HM//Jeans:EXPRESS//Belt:GAP// Bomber Jacket:HM(old) //Bag:3.1 PHILLIP LIM FOR TARGET//Flats:ZARA

Thursday, March 20, 2014

D'orsay Flats

D'orsay Flats
1.Metallic Gold $50 2.Navy $20 3.Sam Edelman "Silver" $110 4.Asos Orange Ballet Flats$53 5.Target Two-Tone $28 6.Old Navy Python $28 7.Aldo Nydellan $65 8.Report "Simba" $40 9.Forever 21 Sleek Black $20

I’ve come to terms with the fact that I love flats. I feel the most comfortable when I have a chic pair of flats, especially at work and since today is the first day of spring I thought I’d share a few of my favorite D’orsay flats. These are the perfect mix between a sandal and a flat and they look great with just about anything. I found a ton of pairs that were budget friendly, prices range from $20-$110. I usually get a lot of wear from my flats, I've had to replace my calf-hair cheetah pair twice because they were beginning to look a little too sketchy.  I really love the python printed pair, I guess I have a thing for animal prints. what about you? Which pair is your fav?