Gorgeous Gray


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! ♥







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

Holiday Style :: Sweater Dressing


Maligayang Pasko!  That’s how we say Merry Christmas in Filipino – from the land where Christmas is celebrated the longest (starting around when the “ber” months arrive and lasts until the Feast of the Three Kings on the 1st Sunday of January – yes, seriously) :-)

There’s just something about the nippy holiday season which brings out the best of my layering skills.   To make this pretty blush pink pullover sweater sexier and more party ready, I opted to wear it over my ever-reliable sweater dress plus these fabulous tan suede ankle-tie heels.

Now that we are already in the homestretch to the big day – I presume that everyone as of this point are almost and/or done with their Christmas shopping.  Smile and try to be zen about it.  Take the Christmas rush in stride and enjoy whatever’s left of the holidays.  And I am so looking forward to go vacation mode when I get to kick back, unwind and relax from all the hustle and bustle of the season.  I’ll see you back next week for a little year-ender post.






What I’m Wearing   >>    Sweater c/o NORA DRESS   ::   Shoes c/o CHOIES   ::   RAY-BAN 3025  c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   Sweater Dress (similar)   ::   Tights (similar)   ::   Michael Kors watch   ::   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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::    Creative Mondays   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Beauty 101 by Lisa   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   A Lovely Little A La Mode   ::   Personal Style   >>   TUESDAY   >>   All About You   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Trend Spin   ::  Turning Heads Tuesday   ::  On Trend Tuesday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Style Sessions   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  #WIWW   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   The Stylish Housewife   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT    ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style   ::   A Labour of Life    >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Oh Hey Friday!   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Friday Finds   ::  Fridays Fashion   ::   Fabulous Friday   >>   SATURDAY   >>   Style Saturday

Thanks A Latte Cardigan Plus a Giveaway!


Happy Monday everyone!  I hope the hectic holiday season is treating y’all just fine.  I’m keeping all the stress and craziness in stride and accept that everything can’t be perfect  - what with work, family, this blog (and colds) and friends fighting for my attention (and attendance).  So hectic or not, I found some therapeutic me-time to hit the bottle (of hair color, that is) and I guess those highlights made all the difference between a good and a bad day! :-)

Now that we are right smack in the season of collaborations and giveaways – let me welcome you to The Mint Julep Boutique – another online store which seriously has so much stuff that I like (oh well, aside from my dream shop Free People)! ♥

I’ve been collaborating with a lot of brands since the inception of my blog so it’s hard not to sound so sales-pitchy. :-)  But this cardigan I chose from their huge selection has been true to its description – it has indeed been rocking my world!  Aside from being “super cozy, perfect for pumpkin spice latte weather and trips to Starbucks” – I’ve worn it with almost everything in my closet ever since it arrived at my doorstep a few days ago!

In the spirit of the season - The Mint Julep Boutique is sponsoring a GIVEAWAY for U.S. residents where a $25 gift card is at stake starting December 8 at 12 a.m. till December 14 at 12 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time).  Use the easy-peasy Rafflecopter below to enter – I will announce the lucky winner in my next post coming out on December 15! ♥


And because a cardigan as luxe (love the plush quality of the knit) as this deserves to be styled no less than 2 ways!




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!  ♥

Thanking Tameka and Tiffany Ima with all my heart for my wonderful feature in their blogs this week for the red suit I wore last week here!

Weekend Snapshots   ::   Manic Monday   ::   On The Daily Express   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Style To Inspire   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   #LetItShine   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::   Personal Style Monday   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Celebrate Southern   ::   Trend Spin   ::   Tremendous Tuesday   ::   Real Mom Street Style   ::   #AllAboutYouNow   ::   Style Sessions   ::   Random Wednesday   ::   Watcha Wearing Wednesday   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   Life & Style   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Beautiful You   ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::   What Wives Wear   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   Thursday Favorites   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   30 Plus Style & Beauty   ::   #WIWT   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   That Friday Blog Hop   ::   Friday’s Fab Favorites   ::



What I’m Wearing  >>  Cardigan c/o THE MINT JULEP BOUTIQUE   ::   Sweater Dress c/o BUYINGDRESS   ::   RALPH by Ralph Lauren Eyewear c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Michael Kors boots, Guess booties and Halston sunglasses via Marshalls   ::   Vera Wang for Kohl’s Corduroy Leggings and Over-the-Knee Socks   ::   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)


 Enter this GIVEAWAY (for U.S. residents only) from December 8 to 14 via this Rafflecopter – it’s so easy!! ♥

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sweater (Dress) Weather


Let me welcome Fall finally descending (so late!) upon Los Angeles with the one piece of clothing I can’t do without in the cold – none other than the sweater dress.  Aside from the warmth and all-over fuzziness it can provide – it is oh-so versatile that it can easily be dressed up or down when the occasion calls for it with just the addition of a faux fur vest (did it in 2012 here), cardigan (look how I did it here) and tights (love this one). :-)

So it wouldn’t come as a surprise if I select another sweater dress from the huge collection of BUYINGDRESS – my newest style partner for stylish but affordable outfits.  The cute and loose shape (so forgiving to the midsection!) of this awesome sweater dress totally blew me away at first sight and beyond.   Plus the quality of the knit is nothing short of spectacular and it comes in a wide range of colors (black/pink/green/orange/red) too! ♥


In this season of thanks – I would already like to take this opportunity (because the next few days will already be busier) to everyone who has been sharing with me this wonderful ride called LIFE – family, friends, former and current colleagues. ♥

And in my new found world called BLOGGING – I will always give thanks for the wonderful friends I made (albeit online).  All of you have been so awesome, warm, bordering on hilarious! :-)

Huge thanks also goes to my wonderful and generous sponsors (and their PR companies) – who have put their complete trust in me in moving their brand(s) forward.  I hope I can be continually worthy of that trust. ♥



You could get that adorable pair of tortoise eyeglasses I’m wearing at almost an additional 20% off the already marked-down price with promo code “RebeccaX20” at GlassesShop.com - your online source for doctor-approved eyeglasses at very affordable prices! ♥



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!  ♥

Weekend Snapshots   ::   Style To Inspire   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Manic Monday   ::   On The Daily Express   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Monday Bloom   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   #LetItShine   ::   Personal Style Monday   ::   Celebrate Southern   ::   Trend Spin – Sweaters   ::   Real Mom Street Style   ::   #AllAbouYouNow   ::   Beauty Buzz   ::   Tremendous Tuesday   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Style Sessions   ::   Random Wednesday   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   Life & Style   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   What I Wore Wednesday   ::   Beautiful You   ::   Oh Hey Girl!   ::   Fashion A La Mode   ::   What Wives Wear   ::   Thursday Favorites   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Friday’s Fab Favorites   ::   #FashionFriday   ::   Stylish Saturday



What I’m Wearing   >>   Sweater Dress c/o BUYINGDRESS   ::   Eyeglasses c/o GlassesShop.com (get 20% off anything with promo code “RebeccaX20” at checkout)   ::   Watch c/o DANIEL WELLINGTON (get it and more at 15% off till 11/30 with promo code “redtagchiclosangeles at checkout!)   ::   Halston sunglasses and Guess booties via Marshalls   ::   Scarf, bracelets and necklaces bought separately at small boutiques around Los Angeles   ::   Michael Kors bag   ::   Vera Wang for Kohl’s Over-the-Knee Socks   ::   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) :-)

My Floral Choies

Badgley-Mischka-crossbody-bagMaligayang Pasko everyone! That’s how we say Merry Christmas in Filipino…..from the land where Christmas is celebrated the longest (starting September till January 6….yes seriously!) :-)

So a festive season like this deserves a festive floral dress like this which is my choice (pun intended :-)) from the huge dress collection of Choies…..the latest in high street fashion.  Super versatile with or without a jacket/blazer….the dress shape, the chiffon material and the sleeves really had me at hello! :-)

black-floral-chiffon-dressBut last time I checked…..this dress is sold out already (again!). :-)  No worries there…..as you will not have a hard time picking out another one from their uber stylish site.  In fact….I’m so in love with this midi skirt, this gray skater dress and this velvet dress…..soooo perfect for any NYE party and beyond!! ♥

hair-inspirationFor this Christmas week, I will be joining these fabulous and fun ladies with their holiday-themed 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 Link Up
  4. More Pieces of Me:  Holiday Style Link Up
  5. On the Daily Express:  Holiday Style Link Up
  6. Karly Kim:  Totally Posted Tuesday
  7. Glossy Blonde:  Totally Posted Tuesday
  8. Style Elixir:  Style Sessions
  9. Simply Lulu Style:  What I’m Loving Fridays
  10. Style Elixir:  Friday’s Fab Favorites



 What I’m Wearing:

Black Floral Chiffon Dress (not available anymore, this, this & this are equally lovely) given by Choies,  Foreign Exchange Leather Jacket (similar), Nine West Shoes (similar), Badgley Mischka Crossbody Purse from Saks Off 5th Outlet (splurge), Vera Wang for Kohl’s sunglasses (splurge), Kushyfoot Ribbed Tights (here), Wet n Wild Mega-Last Lip Color in Cherry Picking (here), Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)