Jet Black

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 The crisp and gorgeous California-style Fall weather last weekend was definitely the perfect backdrop for this sensational little black dress I hand-picked for the third and last installment of my exciting collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER.

I am not really a fan of the bodycon dress (I sized up to large to make it less bodycon, though) but I just could not resist the dramatic cape (by now, I guess you’re sure that I’m a caped crusader in my past life for my love of anything with capes) and daring backless (yes, proudly bra-less here!) style of this dress.

By the way, join me in my prayers as my beloved Philippines battles its perennial super typhoons again.  It’s that time of the year when as a super typhoon exits the Philippine area of responsibility, another super howler is spotted in the horizon, whew! :-(

On a brighter note, I am so looking forward to launch new partnerships in the coming weeks with STYLEWE and HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE - so it’s something y’all should watch out for! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     DRESS (I’m wearing a Large) c/o STAYING SUMMER   ::   Shoes (similar)   ::   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!  ♥

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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!  ♥

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Hello Summer!

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Wow it’s finally here!  I am joining the whole Northern Hemisphere in welcoming Summer with open arms.  The look I have on today will practically be a precursor to my off-duty style all season long as this Summer is predicted to be a ruthless 3-digit one for all of the Western United States.

By the way, I can’t wait to start another awesome collaboration next week with a very promising fitness wear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE.  That means yours truly will be stripping down to her tank top and yoga pants and will be the bearer of a promo code or possible even a giveaway for their high-quality but easy-on-the-pocket active wear.  So check out my FACEBOOK, TWITTER or INSTAGRAM this week for more details. ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Forever 21 vest    ::  Top from Marshalls    ::   Abercrombie & Fitch shorts   ::   Badgley Mischka bag   ::   Report shoes from Macy’s   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   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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Blue Jeans Style Plus a Giveaway

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Happy Monday everyone!  Can’t believe how Mother’s Day weekend just came and went.  The feeling of warmth and outpouring of love this time of the year will never ever get old.

Mine was really lovely, albeit hectic, which consisted of pampering, shopping (hence that vintage-style Marilyn Monroe tee and ripped Rock and Republic jeans I super-scored at Ross and Kohl’s, respectively) plus tremendous gastronomic pleasures a.k.a. non-stop eating along the way!

As promised and without further ado, let me unveil  this exciting GIVEAWAY I am co-hosting for the JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) starting today Monday,  May 9 at 1 a.m. till Sunday, May 15  at 12 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) - where a pair of dazzling EARRINGS from ASHLEY HOFFMAN - the winner of the JTV Rock Star Designer Collection is at stake.   Scroll down to see a close-up snapshot of the lovely 18K gold-over-bronze-and-silver earrings.

Use the easy-peasy Rafflecopter below to enter – I will announce the lucky winner in my next post coming out next Monday, May 16! ♥♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>      Earrings c/o JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV)   ::   Vintage-style tee and NINE WEST slippers from ROSS DRESS FOR LESS   ::   ROCK AND REPUBLIC jeans and RELIC belt from Kohls   ::   GAP sunglasses   ::   CHINESE LAUNDRY shoes from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

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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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Camouflage Style

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Funny how my almost never ending search for a great pair of camo pants would end up at my friendly neighborhood Ross Store.  At a cursory glance, I was in doubt of course, maybe because of the extremely low price.  Honestly, I spent quite a while at the fitting room trying to believe that the fit is right.  Happier that it can be dressed up or down with a blazer and a tank top.

BTW, I would like to thank everyone for your overwhelming response to my latest collaboration with my favorite brand EXPRESS to unveil their amazing Spring collection.

Watch out for another exciting collaboration with CHICWISH next week and a giveaway the week after where a pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses is at stake! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>      Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT  ::   Top and Pants from Ross Store  ::   Forever 21 blazer   ::   Chinese Laundry shoes from Marshalls   ::    Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s sunglasses (similar)   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::    Creative Mondays   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   A Lovely A La Mode   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike    >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Trend Spin   ::  On Trend Tuesday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   #ReasonsToDress   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   ::   #WIWW   ::   Style Perspectives   >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   Thursday Favorite Things   ::  #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Oh Hey Friday!   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fridays Fashion   ::   Weekend Wear   ::  Link Party with Osy   ::  Sheela Goh   ::   The Weekend Blog Hop