15 for 2015

Whether I like it or not – it’s the time of the year again when I shed some tears as I look back at the year just past.  As a kid growing up, I remember my mother being so melancholic this time of the year too.  Being a “glass-half-full” kind of gal, I always look back to count the blessings and lessons (aka mistakes) that the year has brought me – on and off the blog.

My past annual recaps have always been based on my readers’ choices.  But 2015 being my golden year (yes, that’s 50!) – I am giving myself the honor of choosing my 15 favorite looks for 2015.

It definitely was not an easy task as I really love everything I wear at the blog.  So in remembrance of another awesome blogging year – scroll down and find out my fab 15.

Wishing everyone a blessed and healthy 2016!

#1  >>  OVERSIZED SWEATER

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#2  >>  50 AND COUNTING

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#3  >>  BOOHOO THROWBACK STYLE :: THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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#4  >>  SPRING STYLE :: COLORS AND PRINTS

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#5 >>  SUMMER STYLE :: DRESSY FLORALS

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  #6  >>  SUMMER WORK STYLE

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  #7  >>  PARTY STYLE ::  THE LONG BLACK DRESS

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#8  >>  SUMMER STYLE :: THE MAXI DRESS

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#9  >>  ENCORE STYLE :: WALLIS MAXI DRESS

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#10  >>  THE KEWL SHOP :: FLARED BANDAGE DRESS

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#11  >>  FALL SNEAK PEEK

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#12  >>  AUTUMN BOHO STYLE

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#13  >>  AUTUMN BASICS

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#14  >>  PLUM PERFECT

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#15  >>  HOLIDAY PARTY STYLE  ::  RED FRINGES

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Do 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!  ♥

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Holiday Style :: Sweater Dressing

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Maligayang Pasko!  That’s how we say Merry Christmas in Filipino – from the land where Christmas is celebrated the longest (starting around when the “ber” months arrive and lasts until the Feast of the Three Kings on the 1st Sunday of January – yes, seriously) :-)

There’s just something about the nippy holiday season which brings out the best of my layering skills.   To make this pretty blush pink pullover sweater sexier and more party ready, I opted to wear it over my ever-reliable sweater dress plus these fabulous tan suede ankle-tie heels.

Now that we are already in the homestretch to the big day – I presume that everyone as of this point are almost and/or done with their Christmas shopping.  Smile and try to be zen about it.  Take the Christmas rush in stride and enjoy whatever’s left of the holidays.  And I am so looking forward to go vacation mode when I get to kick back, unwind and relax from all the hustle and bustle of the season.  I’ll see you back next week for a little year-ender post.

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What I’m Wearing   >>    Sweater c/o NORA DRESS   ::   Shoes c/o CHOIES   ::   RAY-BAN 3025  c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   Sweater Dress (similar)   ::   Tights (similar)   ::   Michael Kors watch   ::   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Do 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!  ♥

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Winter Style :: Quilted Puffer Vest

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To say that I’m a huge fan of the vest (especially the quilted puffer kind) is quite an understatement.  I have sworn my love for this super versatile layering piece ever since I stepped in U.S. shores a few years ago.  It’s the perfect match for Southern California’s eternally Spring temps!  Aside from its cozy warmth – I love how it can be dressed up or down all winter long.

I have an old faux fur-lined hooded one that I absolutely love to pieces and I have been on the hunt for another one for quite a while now before it wears out.  So I guess the stars aligned again for me when I found another vest (belt, buckles and pockets yay!!) of my dreams at the Banana Republic outlet last Black Friday.

On that note, I am already wishing everyone a festive yet sane, safe and stress-free holiday season! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>    RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Banana Republic Vest (similar)   ::   Long Sleeved Tee (exact one here)   ::   Leather skirt (similar)   ::   Zara boots (similar)   ::  Kate Spade bag   ::   Stacked bangles from a cute boutique around Los Angeles   ::   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Do 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!  ♥

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Holiday Party Style :: Red Fringes

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As a so-called style blogger – one of the many things that would definitely make me happy is when I am able to merge all of my favorite things (not trends!) in a single look.  So count me in as a happy camper when I put together my all-time favorite sweater dress, OTK boots, aviator sunnies and this glamorous fringed faux suede jacket (this one is not lined – so don’t rely on it for warmth) in my signature color which I selected for my repeat collaboration with FASHION MIA - your newest online shopping destination for the best in holiday party style! ♥

Their styles and prices are so on-point for those countless holiday soirees where the goal is to wear a different outfit for each and every event.

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What I’m Wearing   >>    Jacket (I’m wearing a Mediumc/o FASHION MIA   ::   RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   Sweater Dress (similar)   ::   DV by Dolce Vita boots (similar)   ::  MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Do 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!  ♥

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Plum Perfect

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For someone (yes that’s me :-) ) who’s spent almost 3/4 of her life teetering in high heels – doing a style post wearing not-so-high-heels can either be a challenge in itself and/or a welcome relief.   But I decided to go for it – since stepping out (pun intended!) of my style comfort zones has always been on top of my agenda since I started blogging.

So it is again with great pleasure that I unveil another exciting collaboration with VIONIC SHOES – the first of its kind with the breakthrough Orthaheel ® Technology.  Yes everyone, this is the technology which made this über cute wedges so comfortable.  And that I think is an understatement because each VIONIC pair comes with “innovative, podiatrist-designed support built seamlessly into contemporary and modern classics, constructed in premium materials and essential silhouettes,” based on more than 30 years of proven customer satisfaction. ♥

As a working mother on her feet the whole day, I can’t get over how stylish their work wear line (here) is – especially these gorgeous Chelsea boots (here), my soon-to-be driving shoes (here) and these plush slippers are so perfect for winter time snuggling by the fire. ;-)

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What I’m Wearing   >>    Shoes c/o VIONIC   ::   RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   Armani Exchange top   ::   CHICO’S belt (similar)   ::   Stacked bangles from a random store around Los Angeles   ::   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Do 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!  ♥

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