Baciano Summer

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Hello everyone!   I am quite back and I can’t believe that the blogging landscape has dramatically changed since I logged out in March.  Last time I checked (I did a research for about a week now, when I started working on this post), even my favorite top bloggers who used to pull in about a hundred or so comments, are now down to just 50-ish comments or so.  What is going on?  Does nobody read blogs anymore?  Is everyone really just stuck at Instagram? (I love it though! Follow me here)  Even Facebook pages are lagging behind!  So many questions but one thing I am sure of is,  I am totally enjoying a pressure-free life outside of blogging.

And it is now so obvious that only Los Angeles-based indie brands like BACIANO could pull me out of blog hibernation.  Who can ever say no to this gorgeous palazzo pants that I can’t stop wearing since I got it from the mail?  I have been mixing and matching it with almost everything in my closet and I even bravely marched to work this week wearing it! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>      Anahi Pants c/o BACIANO (I’m wearing a medium)   ::   RALPH 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   NYX lipstick (Merlot)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Team Baciano

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Yes I am officially a Team Baciano brand ambassador!  So now it can be told that only a Los Angeles-based brand like Baciano could pull out yours truly from blog semi-retirement.

As a blogger, I have always been passionate about my adopted hometown’s indie fashion brands especially when it embodies the casual, effortlessly chic and sexy vibe of the City of Angels – and Baciano absolutely fits the bill!   I can’t get enough of the trendy, flattering and boho vibe (fringes abound!) of their pieces (even if it’s as flowy as this sexy but warm poncho).

Inspired by the quintessential modern woman – Baciano “focuses on creating sophisticated pieces that are ahead of its time, inspiring outfits that stand out because of their sophistication and elegance, while upholding that young and hip L.A. vibe.”  And because they are really making waves in the Los Angeles style circuit, Baciano will be featured at the RAW Natural Born Artists event this March 29, 2017 to be held at the Exchange LA – you can purchase your tickets here.

By the way, don’t forget to use discount code RSBC2317 at checkout to get 20% off when shopping at Baciano’s fabulous site!

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  What I’m Wearing   >>     Jamya Poncho c/o BACIANO (I’m wearing a medium)   ::   RAY-BAN 3025 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   RBX Active leggings and 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   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Trend Spin   ::   Spreading the Kindness   ::   Ageless Style   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  Color and Grace   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   JGTH   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Fashion Frenzy   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays    >>   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   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::  Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Fashion Friday

Gorgeous Gray

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I really thought I will never see the day when I could go a day (albeit, it’s been weeks now) without blogging, until it happened!  Yes I got into hibernation, cut back on social media – and surprisingly enjoyed every minute of it.  I am hoping against hope, though, that this “thing” is only temporary – and that the fire and passion (despite the time constraints) to curate a look, write about it, and prove to the world, that style is ageless, and anyone can look fabulous at all cost (high or low) –  is still there.  Blogging (and everything/everyone that comes with it) after all has already been a part of who I am.

Thank God this beyond gorgeous Zara dress I got as an early Christmas present from my beloved nephew snapped me out of hibernation.   Amazing that someone could capture everything I wanted in a dress – minimalist (in my favorite Fall/Winter color) with a hint of frill.

So before I disappear again :-) and everyone gets really busy with the holidays – let me greet one and all the best of the holiday season (Christmas, Hanukkah, among others) as we look forward to a better and peaceful 2017! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     ZARA Dress   ::   RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   BCBG by Max Azria necklace   ::   REPORT boots 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   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Grace + Lace   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Share the Joy   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Trend Spin   ::   Good Hues-Day   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  Color and Grace   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   JGTH   ::   Cozy for the Holidays   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Fashion Frenzy   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays    >>   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   ::   Fancy Friday

Summer Fling

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Not one to complain about the eternal Summer weather this side of the planet, but I really planned on re-styling this gorgeous pumpkin-colored BOOHOO top with my over-the-knee boots for a fun night out on the town with my girl squad.

The climate, in general, has been so troubling lately.  My heart and prayers go out to Haiti and those along the Florida coast affected by the devastating Hurricane Matthew.  We here in Southern California are still on “heightened earthquake alert” and advised not to let our guard down as the “big one” is just lurking around the corner (sigh!).

On a brighter note, I am looking forward to wear a Fall-fabulous outfit from STAYING SUMMER next week – so you guys must watch out for it!

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Top c/o BOOHOO   ::   ZARA shorts   ::   Tory Burch bag   ::   Lauren Conrad at Kohl’s sunglasses   ::  Sandals from Ross Dress for Less   ::   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   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #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   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Friday Favorites   >>   SATURDAY   >>   Saturday Share

Moody Florals

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There is still no let-up in this heatwave that is sweeping all of Southern California and can I tell you I am enjoying every minute of it?  Because that means I can wear this flirty summer dress with the prettiest floral painting there is from my latest collaboration with fashion forward brand STAYING SUMMER.

Although I am a wee bit disappointed because the sleeveless halter did not look as extreme (maybe because I sized up to large) as what is shown on their website,  I am nevertheless so happy with the fit, shape and length of this cute dress which can be worn for work and fun.  Plus how it can be transformed into something more Fall- and work-appropriate by just throwing a blazer or my ever-reliable denim jacket.

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What I’m Wearing   >>     DRESS (I’m wearing a Large) c/o STAYING SUMMER   ::  AEROPOSTALE denim jacket   ::   House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses and 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   ::   #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   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   Monday Mode   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::  Trend Spin   ::   Ageless Style    >>   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   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Weekly Style Edit   ::   Friday Favorites