Leather Mix

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Brand sponsorships (and the lovely people behind them), which has lately become the blog’s bread and butter, will always be close to my heart.  But going back to my blog’s roots via curating a look from my all-time closet staples still gives me that unspeakable thrill and makes me remember why I got into this business of blogging in the first place.

Call it Fall, Winter or anything in between – but my cold weather style will never be complete without wearing this swingy leather skirt.  Versatile and cost-per-wear are understatements for it considering the countless ways I’ve worn it with almost anything in my closet.

Much as the Southern California weather hasn’t gotten too cold for my over-the-knee boots – I am not complaining as I am all too happy wearing these Nine West beauties I got on sale at their outlet store (originally at $88, I got it for $19.95!) last 4th of July.  Keeping my fingers crossed to find another deal this awesome come Black Friday! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Simply Vera by Vera Wang from Kohls top   ::   Nine West shoes   ::   H&M hat   ::   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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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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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!  ♥

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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!  ♥

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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!  ♥

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