Still Summer

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Fall may be just around the corner (this Thursday to be exact!) but I will always be in that Summer state of mind, especially now that I was introduced to this fun and chic global brand STAYING SUMMER.  And I can’t be any happier to open another three-part collaboration with this global destination for the fashion forward crowd for Summer and beyond!

Since I started blogging, I always welcomed the idea of transitioning an outfit to the next season.  And I believe the challenge in wearing this flirty floral swing dress lies in making it more Fall- and street-friendly which I just did by layering it with my ever-reliable black cotton camisole which I wear underneath anything.

Aside from the floral prints and the fabric, I simply can’t get enough of the sexy details of this dress like its hi-lo hemlines and the lace-ups at the side making it perfect for the beach, poolside and party.  So expect to see this super versatile dress sometime again this Fall as I could also see wearing it with either booties or OTKs plus a cardigan – the possibilities are really endless!

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What I’m Wearing   >>     DRESS (I’m wearing a Large) c/o STAYING SUMMER   ::  RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   TOPSHOP black tank dress (inner)   ::   Chinese Laundry shoes (old) from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Check out and join my fun and precious linkups (and meet new friends along the way!) for the week.  Thanks for the invites – love you all fabulous ladies!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Grace + Lace   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   Monday Mode   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::  Trend Spin    >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   ::   What I Wore   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Fashion Frenzy    >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   ::   No Rules Weekend blog Party   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Weekly Style Edit   ::   Friday Favorites

Sexy Shift

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Hello everyone!  I’m back but saying writing “it’s nice to be back here” has been very hard.  It’s been a difficult couple of days since I stepped foot in U.S. soil again – missing all the love and warmth of my family back in my native Philippines.  I have the warm and sunny Southern California weather upon arrival though to thank for alleviating some of the separation anxiety but it still is never enough.

I should be counting my blessings at the way the blog and my life here are finally shaping up – but suddenly all the things I disliked about the Philippines (like the H&H temps, crazy traffic, slow wifi – the list is long btw) didn’t seem so bad anymore as long as I am with my family and close friends.   So don’t be surprised if one day yours truly disappears from the face of blog land to go back to where I think I really belong. ♥

So via this black shift dress from TOBI – you can now tell that I am a sucker for textures such as the lace inlay design.  Aside from that, I can’t get enough of how TOBI is such an expert at injecting sexy details like the extreme halter cut of this LBD, which highlights my almost-defined (those military push-ups are indeed a bitch!) deltoids.

There are also blog commitments to fulfill and I can’t thank my dear sponsors enough for their patience.  Right now, I am particularly looking forward to launching another 3-part collaboration from STAYING SUMMER - a huge line of chic and cute clothes for Summer and beyond!

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What I’m Wearing   >>     ALL DAY LONG SHIFT DRESS (I’m wearing a Medium) c/o TOBI   ::  GAP sunglasses   ::   Michael Kors bag   ::   Shoes (old) from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

TOBI’s must-haves >>  ShoesLingerieBridesmaid DressesSandalsTopsSunglassesGold White DressesBlazersSwimsuitsFormal DressesLeggingsTriangle BikinisBlack Blue DressesMaxi SkirtsWrap Dresses

Check out and join my fun and precious linkups (and meet new friends along the way!) for the week.  Thanks for the invites – love you all fabulous ladies!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Grace + Lace   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Let’s Make Today Fabulous   ::   Monday Mode   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::  Trend Spin    >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   ::   What I Wore   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Fashion Frenzy    >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   ::   No Rules Weekend blog Party   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Weekly Style Edit

Sheer Gem

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Better late than never but I am all too happy to finally hop on to Summer’s (or whatever is left of it) off-the-shoulder bandwagon.  I have actually given up hope that I will ever wear this hot trend because the ones I see online and in stores just don’t fit my style, quality and price quotas.

So I know I hit the style jackpot when I found this alluring and statement piece off-the-shoulder embroidered top amongst TOBI‘s awesome collection of the most swoon-worthy looks this side of Los Angeles.

Be amazed and waste no time in checking out TOBI‘s huge online collection of the most to-die-for shoeslingeriebridesmaid dressessandalstopssunglassesgold white dressesblazersswimsuitsformal dressesleggingstriangle bikinisblack blue dressesmaxi skirtswrap dresses - the list is endless!  Plus new customers get 50% off their first purchase. :-)

And via this post – I am taking a mini-blogging break (my 1st in 4 years actually) to give way to my 2-week Philippine sojourn starting this Saturday to celebrate my lovely mom’s 85th birthday!  Follow me at Instagram and/or Snapchat (redtagchicla) for fun snaps and updates.  Regular programming will start Monday, September 5 – see you all soon! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     GEM OFF SHOULDER EMBROIDERED TOP (I’m wearing a Medium) c/o TOBI   ::   RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Abercrombie & Fitch shorts   ::   Badgley Mischka bag   ::   Chinese Laundry shoes (old) from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

TOBI’s must-haves >>  ShoesLingerieBridesmaid DressesSandalsTopsSunglassesGold White DressesBlazersSwimsuitsFormal DressesLeggingsTriangle BikinisBlack Blue DressesMaxi SkirtsWrap Dresses

Check out and join my fun and precious linkups (and meet new friends along the way!) for the week.  Thanks for the invites – love you all fabulous ladies!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa    ::   Grace + Lace    ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::  Good Hues-Day   ::   Trend Spin    >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   ::   Summer Style   ::   I Feel Pretty    >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday

Black Beauty

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Repeat collaborations, especially when it is as extraordinary as the first time (check out the 1st round here, here and here) will always be special and close to my heart.  So I can’t be more excited to open another round of campaign (4 outfits yay!!) with my favorite Los Angeles-based brand TOBI.  With its uniquely alluring styles like this flowy TURN ME OUT wrap top, it’s not a surprise that TOBI has quickly become synonymous with the casual, cool and sexy vibe that the City of Angels exudes.

I am totally sure that you’ll have a blast and go nuts shopping TOBI‘s huge online collection of the most to-die-for shoeslingeriebridesmaid dressessandalstopssunglassesgold white dressesblazersswimsuitsformal dressesleggingstriangle bikinisblack blue dressesmaxi skirtswrap dresses - the list is endless!  Plus new customers get 50% off their first purchase. ♥

And I count myself blessed to find a high-waist match for this Summer-perfect wrap top via this fabulous pair of TOPSHOP leather shorts (the quality and side stitch details are to.die.for!) courtesy of OCTER – a unique marketplace of the biggest U.K. stores where you can shop by departments or by store.  Try downloading the OCTER app and instantly compare products, style and prices at your fingertips.

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What I’m Wearing   >>     TURN ME OUT Wrap Top (I’m wearing a Medium) c/o TOBI   ::   TOPSHOP Shorts (I’m wearing a Size 6) c/o OCTER   ::   HAMMOCK & PALMS bamboo sunglasses (I can’t find their website anymore :-( )   ::   Michael Kors bag   ::   Shoes (old) from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

TOBI’s must-haves >>  ShoesLingerieBridesmaid DressesSandalsTopsSunglassesGold White DressesBlazersSwimsuitsFormal DressesLeggingsTriangle BikinisBlack Blue DressesMaxi SkirtsWrap Dresses

Check out and join my fun and precious linkups (and meet new friends along the way!) for the week.  Thanks for the invites – love you all fabulous ladies!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   Visible Monday   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::  Good Hues-Day   ::   Trend Spin    >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   ::   Summer Style   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty    >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday

Really Rust

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Yes I saved the best for last!  This gorgeous statement lace dress in rust completes the trifecta (see the two other lovelies here and here) of my festival style campaign with U.K.-based brand BOOHOO.

Not even my DSLR camera could give justice to rust color and the intricate lace detailing of this Tara dress.  I love the length and how the swing-y shape spells freedom and hides a multitude of sins in my midsection brought about by a lot of Summer food trips here and there.  Plus the rich earth-y rust color is really making me look forward to transition already to Fall dressing.

By the way, I am again very excited to welcome with open arms a couple of brand collaborations in the coming weeks.  Special shout out of thanks go to the following brands for believing that yours truly could rock their fabulous styles:  Los Angeles-based brand TOBI, U.K-based online comparison market place OCTER, online destination for the best in resort wear STAYING SUMMER and online market place UNCOMMON GOODS. ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Dress (I’m wearing a US size 8) c/o BOOHOO   ::   RAY-BAN 3025 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Michael Kors bag   ::   Chinese Laundry shoes from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Check out and join my fun and precious linkups (and meet new friends along the way!) for the week.  Thanks for the invites – love you all fabulous ladies!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   Visible Monday   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Linkup with Lisa  ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Good Hues-Day   ::   Trend Spin    >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   ::   Summer Style   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty    >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday