Vest Layers

denim-vestI was in a huge quandary whether or not to post something today in light of the recent natural catastrophe that has again befallen my homeland the Philippines.  As of this writing…..close to 10,000 lives have already been lost and still counting. :-(  I’d like to profusely thank everyone in the blogging world (you know who you are) who sent their best wishes……thankfully my immediate family (mom, sisters and their families) are all warm, safe and sound because we all hail from the major metropolis Manila which was miraculously spared from the super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda’s wrath.

But to quote CNN “at the end of the day, the Filipinos will just shake off the dirt (in my case, it’s tears from my eyes) from their clothes and go about their business….and SMILE.” :-)

In that spirit…..I’m featuring via this post this adorable Rose Royce Premium green denim vest (here in blue).  Being a big vest fan because of its infinite dressing possibilities, I’m so over the moon when I was given this one to review.  With a dress or just a basic white tee…..it’s just about the most versatile and best layering piece ever invented (IMHO, that is). ♥

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layersProviding the perfect splash of color in this neutral palette is my pretty new purse from the exquisite collection of UK-based Darling Handbags (here). ♥♥

orange-wallet-purseFor this week, I will be joining these fabulous and fun ladies with their link parties….I’m so happy seeing this list getting long:

  1. DC in Style:  Monday Bloom
  2. Watch What I’m Wearing
  3. Still Being Molly:  FunDay Monday
  4. Style Elixir:  Style Sessions Fashion Link Up
  5. Karly Kim:  Totally Posted Tuesday
  6. Glossy Blonde:  Totally Posted Tuesday
  7. Because Shanna Said So:  Random Wednesday
  8. Get Your Pretty On:  I Feel Pretty – Layered
  9. Transatlantic Blonde:  What I Wore Wednesday
  10. Vodka Infused Lemonade:  Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up
  11. The Tiny Heart:  Look What I Got
  12. Penniless Socialite:  Look What I Got
  13. Musings of a Housewife:  Fashion Friday
  14. The Life of the Party Blog:  Fashion Informant Link Up
  15. Style Elixir:  Friday’s Fab Favorites
  16. Mix and Match Fashion:  What I Wore to Work

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denim-vestWhat I’m Wearing:  Rose Royce Premium Denim Vest (here in blue), Darling UK Purse (here), Turtleneck Dress from Ross (similar here), White Shirt from Marshalls (similar here),  Zara Boots (here),  Kushyfoot Ribbed Tights (here), Halston Sunglasses @ Marshalls (splurge), Wet n Wild Mega-Last Lip Color in Cherry Picking (here), Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

 

New York Dream

green-lapel-collar-suit-blazerHow do you write about a dream? ;-)  That’s exactly how I’m feeling right now…..taking it all in and trying to put into words how my life in New York City has been for the last four days.  In true “city that never sleeps” fashion….it has been jampacked, electric, fast-paced and truly surreal “I don’t want to wake up from this dream” couple of days! ♥

chiffon-white-with-tropical-print-dressSo I want to share with you a collage of the most unforgettable snapshots from the über-fabulous Rococo-themed Launch Party of Rose Royce Clothing (of which yours truly is the newly-minted Brand Ambassador…wink wink!) held last October 23 at the swanky Bryant Park Hotel…..the main reason why I was whisked off to the Empire State of my dreams! ♥

You can view the entire photo album at this link.

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  I can never thank Rose Royce Clothing enough for everything, especially the opportunity to represent their awesome brand….I hope I can be worthy of that honor moving forward. ♥

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Despite hopelessly hectic days (and nights….WICKED!), I was able to squeeze in a couple of photo shoots amidst the gorgeous and eclectic Manhattan enclaves….bringing  my colorful West Coast style via this beautiful green suit (here) from one of my generous sponsors, SheInside.

loose-curls-hairstyleFor this week, I will be joining these fabulous and fun ladies with their link parties….I’m so happy seeing this list getting long:

  1. DC in Style:  Trendsetters Link Up
  2. Not Dead Yet Style:  Visible Mondays
  3. Watch What I’m Wearing
  4. Still Being Molly:  Funday Monday
  5. Peacoats and Plaid:  The Collective Social Blog Hop #53
  6. Style Elixir:  Style Sessions Fashion Link Up
  7. Because Shanna Said So:  Random Wednesdays
  8. Get Your Pretty On:  I Feel Pretty – Shifty
  9. Clairejustineoxox:  Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop
  10. The Life of the Party Blog:  Fashion Informant
  11. Kiwi Women’s Style:  Wardrobe Wednesdays
  12. Look What I Got:  The Tiny Heart and Penniless Socialite
  13. Vodka Infused Lemonade:  Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Linkup
  14. All Things Pretty Thursday:  My Fashion Forward Blog / Sparkles and a Stove
  15. Simply Lulu Style:  What I’m Loving Fridays Link Up
  16. Musings of a Housewife:  Fashion Friday
  17. Style Elixir:  Friday’s Fab Favorites

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patterned-tightsWhat I’m Wearing:  Thanks to SheInside for this Green Lapel Suit (here), H&M Dress (splurge), Express Coat at Marshalls (watch out for a separate outfit post on it very soon!), Zara Boots (here), Romeo and Juliet Couture Bag @ Marshalls (splurge), Kushyfoot Ribbed Tights (here), Halston Sunglasses @ Marshalls (splurge), Isotoner Gloves @ Kohls, MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick (steal here), Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Rose Royce Blue

H&M-short-printed-blazerHappy Monday everyone!  I’m so thankful that time flew so fast that we are finally at the homestretch of the Rose Royce Premium Jeans search for its new Brand Ambassador of which yours truly is a part of (for those of you who just tuned in).  It has been a crazy good number of days campaigning for these fabulous jeans that merges “East Coast attitude with West Coast style.” ♥

I’m taking this wonderful opportunity to profusely thank everyone who has been with me through this journey…..my family, BFFs (aka passionate campaigners/bullies ;-)), a tight circle of close friends from childhood, school, church, the blogosphere, former workplaces, my kids’ friends and the Almighty….who helped keep me sane, kept my numbers moving and have me laughing through it all! :-)

Likewise, my huge thanks goes to Rose Rose Premium Jeans and its wonderful PR arm for giving me this great opportunity to work with their brand and compete along side these lovely young ladies.  Being more of the ride rather than the destination kind of person….you have definitely given me the chance not everyone can have in a single lifetime! ♥

So, for the final stretch……spare a few seconds of your precious time to vote for me via Rose Royce’ Facebook page (here).  You have to first “like” their Facebook page in order to cast your 1st and succeeding votes….and what’s incredible is you could now vote once every hour till the midnight of Saturday, August 31! ;-)

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embellished-embroidered-jeansFor this week, I will be linking with these fabulous and fun ladies….I’m so happy seeing this list getting long:

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Look Details:   Jeans given by Rose Royce,  H&M Blazer (similar), Mossimo by Target Tank Top (splurge), Scarf @ Marshalls (splurge), Qupid Shoes (here) given by Heavenly CoutureFoster Grant Sunglasses @ Rite Aid, Forever 21 bracelet (splurge), Maybelline Vivids Lipcolor (here), Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Photography:  Vince G Ordonez – Instagram: @havasuqt3

My Rose Royce Jeans

rose-royce-clothingWithout further ado…..I’m unveiling via this post my 1st official entry to the Rose Royce (RR) Jeans search for its new Brand Ambassador……where the winner will be whisked off to NYC to host RR’s official launch party and get to attend the Lucky FABB Blogger Conference this Fall! ♥

So, if you think this old lady has still got what it takes :-) ……then spare a few seconds to vote for me via Rose Royce’ Facebook page (here).  You have to first “like” their Facebook page in order to cast your 1st and succeeding votes….and what’s incredible is you could now vote once every hour till the midnight of Saturday, August 31! :-)

blue-jeansJitters quickly replaced the short-lived euphoria I experienced after getting the exclusive invite to this campaign blitz as I haven’t been wearing denim jeans for quite a while now.  You all know that I’ve been living in and prancing around in jean leggings aka jeggings….when I’m not in maxis, palazzos or dresses…..or anything that doesn’t have to highlight the legs, the tummy and the butt. :-)

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Fairly new to the denim market (est. 2012), I can say that the NYC-based Rose Royce jeans definitely lives up to its vision of “combining East Coast attitude with West Coast style” ….. yes, Rose Royce can definitely compete with my closet favorites LA-based jeans like 7FAM, Paige, and True Religion, among others…..in terms of quality and workmanship (just look at the amazing details like the stitching, leather patches, rosette-shaped buttons and embellishments) and the price is definitely more mid-range. ♥

Check out their extensive collection (here).  And as soon as the campaign kick-off flurry settles down a bit…..I will give y’all a discount promo code so you can all the more shop till you drop at the Rose Royce Jeans site. ♥

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American-Apparel-deep-v-neck-shirtLinking up with these fabulous ladies via their fun link up parties:

Adrienne-Vittadini-scarfLook Details:  Jeans given by Rose Royce, American Apparel shirt (here), Adrienne Vittadini scarf @ Marshalls, Qupid Shoes (here) given by Heavenly Couture, Merona by Target Purse, Foster Grant Sunglasses @ Rite Aid, Forever 21 bracelet (splurge), Maybelline Vivids Lipcolor (here), Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Photography:  Vince G Ordonez – Instagram: @havasuqt3