If I am being totally honest here I have no idea where I bought this dress or when I bought it. I THINK I bought it around middle school or maybe early high school. What I love about this dress is its ode to a Puebla style dress. I love the eyelet and embroidered detailing that runs along the hemline, sleeves and neckline. My family is from Mexico so I love anything that play a little tribute to my culture. I paired the dress with some wedges in a neutral color because I wanted to the details of the dress to really stand out here. Wearing my hat and sunnies was the perfect touch for such a sunny day and it really gave this outfit a vacation style look.
We’ve been experiencing typical spring weather here in LA. It’s beautiful and sunny but the winds are like crazy and a slight overcast will occur every hour or so. It makes it really difficult to pick out an outfit that will be comfortable throughout the day.
I loved this spring dress and winter sweater combo so much that I wanted to wear it every day this week. Disclaimer: This sweater actually belongs to my best friend and it is pretty much the best thing ever because it is super chunky and really warm. She’s amazing and lets me borrow it like all the time… So I decided to wear it over this really soft white dress that has some crochet detailing at the bottom. I had never thought to wear such two opposites but I loved the result! The outfit felt complete with my favorite boots and a statement ring with a dainty necklace to finish off the look.
Looking back at my new year’s post for 2013, I can’t believe how much has changed since then. I have grown personally and professionally. Personally, I would say that 2013 was a year for self-discovery. I could “breath again” as I liked to call it. My relationships with the people I loved grew stronger and I broke those that I felt brought negativity to my life. I’ve never laughed harder, smiled more and cried less in my whole life. Professionally, I gained a lot as well. My biggest achievement was landing my dream internship with BeachMint as a social media intern over the summer. As a walked into the Santa Monica office every other day, I knew that a career in fashion was exactly the right choice for me. I also became the General Manager of my schools radio station. I am grateful for this opportunity to apply my business skills in to something that I have grown passionate about. This job has taught me how to become a better leader, a better team mate and a better business woman. I can honestly say that 2013 was my favorite year and I know my years in the future are only going to get better.
2014 will be a special year. It will be the year I graduate with my Business Degree. This has been a goal of mine since I was a little girl and I can’t believe it’s only 5 months away. Therefore I know this year will be an exciting time in my life and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
Thank you for the continuous love and support!! xo
My best friends older sister got married last weekend, which kinda felt like my older sister was getting married. It was a beautiful backyard country wedding, a wedding that looked straight out of Pinterest. I wore this dress, which I bought a while back from one of my favorite boutiques in Downtown Brea, SUO. They carry pieces that are really unique and I feel like I am leaving with my own little gem every time I leave their store. I fell in love with this dress for various reasons, such as the coral color and beautiful lace detailing in the front. The loose sleeves and short length gave it a 60’s vibe that was different from any other dress I’ve worn before. I paired the dress with my new Appolina ShoeMint Heels. They were surprisingly comfortable for such tall heels which means I totally scored with these! I kept the hair and accessories very simple because I wanted the dress and shoes to be the main focus. Most importantly though, I had the pleasure of witnessing the start of a beautiful marriage. Congratulations Katie and Aaron!
So here’s the story about my favorite dress. I went into a local boutique near my house looking for an Easter dress back in April and came out with two maxi dresses, this being one of them. Although I fell in love with the fit, color and fabric I just couldn’t get past the length because it made the dress a bit formal. So I took it to get altered and now I can say it is one of my favorite dresses! My friends and family have already seen me in it twice (for my brothers graduation and also his graduation party) which was slightly embarrassing but so worth it! I kept my accessories neutral with dark brown accents. My JewelMint earrings added a touch of elegance to the bohemian style of the dress. And when I am going for a more boho-chic look I like to curl my roots instead of the ends. It’s one of those outfits where you try and make your hair look messy. You know, the cute kind of messy.
Dress: Local Boutique, Bag: Steve Madden, Sandals: BCBGeneration, Sunglasses: Juicy Couture, Nail Polish: “I need a refresh-mint” by wet n wild megablast
It has been so incredibly hot in southern Cali the past two weeks. This why my blog posts have been scarce lately. Unfortunately, I try to spend most of my time inside, with the AC on or when I go out I’m just wearing shorts and tank top. This does not make for a cute outfit post. So the heat is at total fault here! However, yesterday my boyfriend and I went shopping for bedroom decorations for his new bedroom. This meant I had to find something light and comfortable to wear as we got in and out of the car. And of course, my hair was in a bun. I can’t even bear the thought of letting my hair down in this suffocating weather. Overall it was a successful day of shopping. And I can’t wait to share the before and after pictures of his new bedroom. (We are designing it together and it has been such a fun process!)
Dress: Edge via TJMaxx, Sunnies: Local Boutique, Sandals: Target, Ring: Gift from my Boyfriend
After a week of really weird weather in Southern Cali, I was so grateful for this weekend sunshine. This dress was great for running around doing errands, taking my baby Rocky for a walk, and going out to eat with the family at a new local hot spot. I decided to wear my brown, braided sandals to compliment the belt on the dress. I also did a fun twist to the belt, as opposed to just tucking it in. I kept the jewelry at a minimal and wore my hair in a high, messy pony. I felt that this would coincide with the casual, yet stylish look I was going for. Rocky gave me a kiss as approval, and his opinion is all that matters.
Dress: Whitney Eve (spring 2011 collection) Belt: Target Shoes: D via TJMaxx, Purse: Juicy Couture
For Father’s Day, we started a tradition to go to the Beverly Hills Car Show on Rodeo Drive. My dad LOVES cars and my mom and I love to window shop, so it’s a win win situation. I wore this Whitney Eve dress that I bought at a sample sale. It was a great experience to shop around in Whitney Port’s showroom! I love the feathers on the dress and the fabric is light enough to wear on a hot day. I wore a high pony to show off the pretty neckline of the dress. Overall, I had such a nice day with my family and more importantly, I loved spending time with the greatest dad any girl could ask for.
Dress: Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack a few years ago, Purse: Juicy Couture, Shoes: D via TJMaxx, Ring: Forever 21
When I was in middle school my mom would reward me with a Juicy Couture purse for good grades at the end of the school year. At that age it was the most luxurious item given to me. Till this day I still have all my purses and continue to be the biggest Juicy Couture fan. Since their items are expensive, I now buy them at Nordstrom Rack or TJMaxx. I love this dress I bought a few years ago. It is so feminine and can be worn for many different occasions. I love the ruffles and the gold buttons on the colar. I styled my hair with stoft curls to add a more feminine touch. I wore this to a bridal shower, where I had such a great time with my cousins and family!
Dress: Soprano via TJMaxx, Shoes: Frye via TJMaxx, Clutch: Betsey Johnson
I wore this outfit to my brothers ASB welcome dinner. He will be Senior Class President next year! We are so proud of him and all his hard work. I thought this outfit was the perfect balance of sophistication and youthfulness. I found this dress at TJMaxx for $10! What a steal! I wanted to add some pattern through my clutch. It plays really nicely against the gray backdrop of my dress. The yellow wedge definitely compliments summer.