Monday, April 21, 2014

FREESIA

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I go to church regularly, so getting dressed for Easter Sunday has never really been a big deal for me. But this year Easter Sunday seemed more like an event because I gave up meat for Lent (#NoMeatForJesus) and the idea of being able to indulge again came with much anticipation. 

Anyway, I decided that I wanted a new dress for Easter, I bought one on Saturday, and guess what? I ended up wearing something I already had an my closet and I am so glad I did because this turned out to be my favorite Easter Sunday lookS. Here are a few of my past Easter Sunday looks: 201120122013

P.S. Do we all know what FREESIA is? 

WEARING: zara blazer (SIMILAR), j crew skirt (CUTE FLORAL & STRIPE OPTION), nordstrom necklace, jean michel cazabat pumps
WORN TO: Easter Sunday Mass

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FAUX FUR

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I have been on the hunt for the perfect, affordable faux fur vest, and finally after 2 years I found this burgundy beauty at American Eagle! American Eagle? Can you believe that? That is not a store I typically shop at, but through some diligent internet research, she stumbled into my life for the low-low price of $40 + free shipping. You gotta love that! 

WEARING: american eagle faux fur vest, (SIMILAR) h&m blouse, j crew necklace, GAP 1969 LEGGING JEANSnine west booties (SIMILAR)
WORN TO: happy hour at 1300 FILLMORE 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

PERSUNMALL WISHLIST


Persunmall was part of my FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY last month, and my favorite thing about this company (besides their affordable prices) is that they add new styles to their website everyday! How cool is that? Currently, I'm coveting this nauticaly inspired look.

Get yours here:
 BLOUSE

Monday, April 7, 2014

APRIL SHOWERS

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Thanks for all your kind words regarding my mouth issues. My wisdom teeth are out and I've had no complications thus far, unless you count narcolepsy and fat a$$ cheeks! Ooooo, I wish I had it in me to show you my "sedated" selfies. I had no clue I had a full on photo shoot with myself after the surgery until days later when I was looking through my pics. Classic!

Like typical Bay Area weather, winter decides to show up once spring arrives, but I'm not complaining. We need the rain, and I'll take any excuse to bring out my Hunter Boa's and bubble umbrella. Have a good week. Narcolepsy is calling me...

WEARING: h&m sweater (SIMILAR), f21 shawl/scarf, MADEWELL SKINNY SKINNY JEANS c/o, hunter boa wellies (GETTING THESE NEXT), toms sunglasses c/o, FRANKFORD BLACK TRIM BUBBLE UMBRELLA
WORN TO:  run errands

Monday, March 31, 2014

SIMPLEMENT CHIC

Excuse my impromptu blogger break. I was working on this post last Tuesday night and thought to myself "Man, my tooth hurts. I have to put the computer down and sleep this off". Turns out not only did I need to put the computer down, but I also need to get my wisdom teeth out, and no I did not get any sleep that night. I'm terrified. Say a prayer. Wish me luck. Tell me it's going to be ok. And bare with me if I go MIA, again.
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I think this outfit embodies the essence of being simply chic. It's a very understated look (jeans and a tee) made a little bit more interesting with accessories (hat, bag, heels etc). It just goes to show that you don't have to put in a lot of time, effort or money to be chic. I threw this on to go to my nephew's basketball birthday party, and while I was on the way there I found out about a day party for "big kids". Luckily I had some heels in the car and voolia...Simplement Chic.

WEARING: J CREW JACQUARD BASEBALL CAP, h&m simplement chic t-shirt, gap jeans and chambray shirt, dolce vita heels, nordstrom necklace, DOONEY & BOURKE DILLEN (now under $300)
WORN TO: nephew's bday party followed by a day party at PARLIAMENT

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

TRIBAL SPARKLE

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This cardigan is my favorite purchase from this winter season, and I got it from a place I rarely shop for clothes...TJ Maxx. I spotted the tribal-inspired print on my way to the home section, and when I tried it on I had to have it because of the slightly oversized fit. I've worn it many, many ways but dressed up with some sequins and a statement necklace from J Crew is my favorite.

Happy Hump Day!

WEARING: cardigan from tj maxx, j crew sequins top and necklace, GAP 1969 LEGGING JEANS, nine west booties (SIMILAR), michael kors watch (NEWER VERSION), braclets from street vendor
WORN TO: dinner at YOSHI'S + dwele concert   


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OFFICE CHIC: WHAT DO YOU WEAR?

First of all I have to thank everyone who entered our FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY and congratulate  the winner, Miss Rachel M of SHE IS FEARLESSLY STRONG. We'll be in touch  with you very soon!

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Do you dress up for work? I was talking to a friend the other day and we decided that unless you are a lawyer, banker or salesperson, no one dresses up for work anymore. Do you think that's true? I'm curious to see what industries wear what. Leave me a comment with your industry and the dress code. 
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I'll start. I work in corporate retail/eCommerce and no one dresses up for work. I get a little more dolled up when I have something social going on after work (which I did the day I wore this), but for the most part I'm pretty casual. I don't wear my HOT PINK CONVERSE or t shirts, but I do a lot of blazers, dark denim and flats. I guess we can call that smart casual?

WEARING: h&m blush blazer (VERY SIMILAR) & blouse (SIMILAR), GAP ULTRA SKINNY PANTS, j crew statement necklace (BAUBLEBAR NECKLACE), mojo moxy bow pumps (GREAT OPTION FOR WORK), MAC REBEL LIPSTICK
WORN TO: work followed by dinner

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I WOKE UP LIKE THIS

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SIKE ;) But all jokes aside this sweatshirt could be yours for FREE!!!! Have you entered my FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY yet?  

Once you accept your flaws, no one can use them against you ~ Unknown

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Monday, March 3, 2014

GIVEAWAY: A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Me, and the lovely ladies of ALLERGIC TO VANILLA and CHIOMA'S EVOLUTION OF STYLE have teamed up on a monster giveaway for our lovely followers! 
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The lucky winner of this giveaway package will receive:

1) A pair of Firmoo glasses from their CLASSIC SERIES
2) An "I Woke Up Like This Sweatshirt"
3) The DEBORAH statement necklace from Smart Couture
4) A Bare Minerals LIMITED EDITION TRUE ROMANTIC MAKEUP COLLECTION ($166 value and sold out online!!)
5) A necklace from GROOPDEALZ
6) Maybelline Vivids lipstick in Brazen-berry 
7) A $30 shopping voucher to PERSUNMALL
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Details on the many, many different ways to enter are below. Good luck!