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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Party Style :: The Long Black Dress

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I can absolutely say that stepping out of my style comfort zone is one of the greatest blessings blogging has brought me.   Since I started blogging, I have always tried to up the anté as far as choosing outfits that will make it to the blog.  Versatility, I believe is the key to a more rewarding blogging experience.

And I think that I just might have pushed my style envelope a little bit farther and channeled my inner Angelina Jolie along the way – by wearing this sexy but elegant trumpet-shaped dress from my lovelies at TINY DEAL.  Sorry mom, but I just can’t resist the daring Hollywood vibe of this dress created by those sheer side panels (yes, a high-cut thong is a definite must-have in every blogger’s lingerie arsenal!)

P.S.  Except for the dress – everything I’m wearing here was shopped out of my closet including that BCBG Max Azria statement necklace which I have not worn since 2013.  And someone (that’s me!) hit the hair color bottle once again.  I thought I could do the ombré but I guess it’s not something that would make me really happy (according to my stylist/colorist). ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>   Dress c/o TINY DEAL   ::   RALPH by Ralph Lauren Eyewear c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Express purse (NWT available here)   ::   BCBG Max Azria Necklace   ::   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!  ♥

Shoe and Tell   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Manic Monday   ::   On The Daily Express   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::   Style To Inspire   ::  Creative Mondays   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Link Up With Lisa   ::   Styled Up   ::  Beauty by Miss L   ::   Real Mom Street Style   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Trend Spin   ::  All About You   ::   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Bless Your Heart   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Style Sessions  ::   Random Wednesday   ::   The Wednesday Pants   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::   Midweek Muse   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty  ::   WIWW   ::   What I Wore Wednesday   ::   Style Me Weekly   ::   The Stylish Housewife   ::   A Lily Love Affair   ::   Labour of Fashion   ::   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Summer Style Linkup   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::  Spotlight of the Week   ::   #WIWT   ::   Thursday Favorites   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   That Friday Blog Hop  ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Blogging Besties   ::   Friday’s Fab Favorites   ::   Charming Friday   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fashion Friday   ::

All Dolled Up

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I’m wearing:  Wrap Top from the Philippines (similar), Maxi Skirt (given by Dolled Up Fashions), BCBG Max Azria Multi-Pearl Strand Necklace (similar), J. Crew Bracelet (here), Flower Bracelet (splurge), Tory Burch Reva Purse (similar), Gap Mirrored Sunglasses (splurge), Jessica Simpson Gold Sandals @ TJ Maxx (splurge), MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick (steal) and a Smile (my own!) ;-)

Happy Monday everyone!  Most of the satisfaction I derive from blogging comes mostly from the new bonds and friendship from fellow bloggers and from the people behind the brands that send free stuff.  Of course, finding goodies in one’s mailbox is like Christmas morning but for me, it’s the friendships forged with the owners/PR people that make blogging a lot more rewarding than all these goodies combined. ♥

So via this post….I would like to warmly welcome to the blog, Danyale and Danette, the lovely sisters behind the fabulous SoCal-based Dolled Up Fashion Boutique….who I met randomly via Instagram (it’s social media at its finest!) :-)  It wasn’t easy going over their awesome but affordable collection of tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories……but this sexy (a little on the sheer side) chevron-striped maxi skirt (here) simply took my breath away!

Check out too my fun link up parties with these lovely blogs for the week…..so happy that the list is getting longer:

Whether we like it or not….it’s back to the grind. Have a great week everyone! ♥

 

Nature’s Match

Jessica-Simpson-gold-flat-sandalsjacaranda-treesbeach-waves-hairArmani-aviator-sunglassesyellow-purse-jessica-simpsonI’m wearing: Maxi Dress @ Ross (splurge), Necklace (given by My Mad Collection), Jessica Simpson Gold Sandals @ TJ Maxx (splurge), Jessica Simpson Purse @ Marshalls (splurge), Armani A/X Aviator Sunglasses @ Nordstrom Rack (splurge), L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (here) and a Smile (my own!) :-)

Hola lovelies!  Creating a matchy-matchy head-to-toe look is one thing…..but matching that look to nature and capturing that moment is really the best, don’t you think?  Lately I’ve been obsessed with these pretty purple Jacaranda trees which are currently in full bloom around Southern California…..so I can’t describe my glee to match a look to the colors of summer! :-)

It’s really not much my thing…..but being matchy-matchy outfit wise can really be chic if done right….less is more please.  But then it’s Summer, so I guess it’s a perfect excuse  for the “anything goes” mode of dressing and state of mind. What do you think…..what is your summer style? ;-)

Check out too my fun link up parties with these lovely blogs for the week…..so happy that the list is geting longer:

Working but I’m already in a Summer state of mind…..have a great week everyone! ♥

Summer’s Vest

PacSun-military-camouflage-vestJ. Crew-shortsHeavenly-Couture-envelope-clutchfedora-hatbeach-waves-hairI’m wearing: PacSun Military Vest (here), J. Crew Bermuda Shorts (here), Straw Fedora Hat I bought at a food festival (similar),  Heavenly Couture Envelope Clutch (here), Chinese Laundry Shoes @ Marshalls (similar / splurge), Halston Sunglasses @ Marshalls (splurge), L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (here) and a Smile (my own!) :-)

Happy Monday everyone!  Summer is truly just around the corner so I’m happy that the recently-concluded Memorial Day shopping weekend successfully answered my summer wish list prayers to the max which included, among others……a camo vest or jacket that’s not as expensive as its Zara counterpart and this J. Crew Bermuda shorts which I got at 50% off…..plus a Tory Burch purse and a pair of GAP blue mirrored aviators…..all at severely discounted prices….which will all make an appearance at the blog very soon! :-)

It was definitely love at 1st sight and beyond with this camouflage vest.  All the details I imagined and looked for in a camo vest I found it here…..studs, leather pockets and a drawstring at the waist for the much needed feminine touch.  So I hope you all bear with me if you see this vest restyled again and again here. ;-)

Check out too my fun link up parties with these lovely blogs:   Not  Dead Yet StyleWatch What I’m Wearing, Peacoats & PlaidYOLO MondaysStyle ElixirGet Your Pretty On and Friday’s Five Linkup.

Let’s all make this week as wonderful as we all are! ♥