Festival Mode

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I guess there isn’t a better time than the first day of Spring to fire up the blog again and in no less than a poncho with all the right boho vibes to remind everyone that festival season is once more upon us!

So look no farther than my favorite Los Angeles-based indie brand BACIANO for a festival look that embodies the casual, effortlessly chic and sexy vibe of the City of Angels.

Don’t forget to join me and #TeamBaciano on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the prestigious  RAW Natural Born Artists event which will feature the cool and trendy BACIANO collection.  The event will be held at the Exchange L.A. and tickets can be purchased here.

By the way, 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   >>     Poncho c/o BACIANO (I’m wearing a medium)   ::   RAY-BAN 3025 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Abercrombie & Fitch shorts   ::   Converse shoes   ::   NYX lipstick (Merlot)   ::   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   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Share the Joy   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   On Mondays We Link Up   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Confident Twosday   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Trend Spin   ::   On Trend Tuesdays   ::   Spread the Kindness   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::   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

Party Style :: The Long Black Dress

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I can absolutely say that stepping out of my style comfort zone is one of the greatest blessings blogging has brought me.   Since I started blogging, I have always tried to up the anté as far as choosing outfits that will make it to the blog.  Versatility, I believe is the key to a more rewarding blogging experience.

And I think that I just might have pushed my style envelope a little bit farther and channeled my inner Angelina Jolie along the way – by wearing this sexy but elegant trumpet-shaped dress from my lovelies at TINY DEAL.  Sorry mom, but I just can’t resist the daring Hollywood vibe of this dress created by those sheer side panels (yes, a high-cut thong is a definite must-have in every blogger’s lingerie arsenal!)

P.S.  Except for the dress – everything I’m wearing here was shopped out of my closet including that BCBG Max Azria statement necklace which I have not worn since 2013.  And someone (that’s me!) hit the hair color bottle once again.  I thought I could do the ombré but I guess it’s not something that would make me really happy (according to my stylist/colorist). ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>   Dress c/o TINY DEAL   ::   RALPH by Ralph Lauren Eyewear c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Express purse (NWT available here)   ::   BCBG Max Azria Necklace   ::   Stacked bangles from a random store around Los Angeles   ::   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!  ♥

Shoe and Tell   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Manic Monday   ::   On The Daily Express   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::   Style To Inspire   ::  Creative Mondays   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Link Up With Lisa   ::   Styled Up   ::  Beauty by Miss L   ::   Real Mom Street Style   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Trend Spin   ::  All About You   ::   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Bless Your Heart   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Style Sessions  ::   Random Wednesday   ::   The Wednesday Pants   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::   Midweek Muse   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty  ::   WIWW   ::   What I Wore Wednesday   ::   Style Me Weekly   ::   The Stylish Housewife   ::   A Lily Love Affair   ::   Labour of Fashion   ::   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Summer Style Linkup   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::  Spotlight of the Week   ::   #WIWT   ::   Thursday Favorites   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   That Friday Blog Hop  ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Blogging Besties   ::   Friday’s Fab Favorites   ::   Charming Friday   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fashion Friday   ::

The Blog Turns Three Plus a Giveaway

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Happy Easter everyone!  Aside from being one of the biggest holidays the world over, Easter Sunday will always be close to my heart as it is the date I chose in 2012 (April 8 to be exact) to launch this blog.   So three years and two hundred plus posts later, believe me – I still had a hard time writing this anniversary post to keep it from being lengthy and sappy.

I can’t tell you how proud I am of myself to have withstood the rigors of blogging.  To the non-bloggers out there – blogging is not all bed of roses and lasting this long (I die a little when a fellow blogger says goodbye :-( ) is no mean feat in blog land – especially when you got a family, full-time job and social life also dipping into your attention pie.

To celebrate my blog’s junior year – I originally envisioned bells and whistles, a cake, some flowers and a couple of balloons, maybe.  But I decided that a little giveaway from AMI Club Wear would be more meaningful and so right on point with all of you who make it a point to drop by and leave a note or two.  No matter the frequency – your mere “presence” here is definitely one of the fuels (next to my family, my photographer, my generous sponsors and friends) that has kept me and this blog going for that long. ;-)

Without any further ado – scroll down till the end to join this GIVEAWAY from my lovelies at AMI Club Wear (who also gifted me with this sexy halter dress)  where a $50 gift card is at stake starting today April 6 at 12 a.m. till April 12 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 this Monday, April 13! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>   Dress c/o AMI Club Wear   ::   Jessica Simpson purse (this exact piece now available here)   ::   Steve Madden shoes and House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses via Marshalls   ::   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

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Enter this GIVEAWAY (for U.S. residents only) from April 6 to 12 via this Rafflecopter – it’s so easy!! ♥

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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!  ♥

Manic Monday   ::   On The Daily Express   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   Visible Monday   ::   #LetItShine   ::   Style To Inspire   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::   Styled Up   ::   Personal Style Monday   ::   Creative Monday   ::   LinkUp with Lisa   ::   Celebrate Southern   ::   Real Mom Street Style   ::   Chic Style   ::   Tremendous Tuesday   ::   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   #AllAboutYou   ::   Style Sessions   ::   Trend Spin   ::   Random Wednesday   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   The Wednesday Pants   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Classy Yet Trendy   ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::   Weekly Fashion Linkup   ::   Life and Style   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   What I Wore to Work   ::   Treat Yo’Self Thursday   ::   A Labour of Fashion   ::   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   #WIWT   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   That Friday Blog Hop   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Friday’s Fab Favorites   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Blogging Besties   ::   Passion4Fashion   ::

BooHoo Throwback Style :: The Little Black Dress

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I guess any throwback style theme won’t ever be complete without any allusion to the much-revered and iconic Little Black Dress (LBD).  So it’s an absolute no-brainer that it’ll be the second look I would recreate next to my favorite 70′s bohemian look which I first did here for BOOHOO‘s Throwback Thursday (#TBT) campaign.

These gorgeous style icons Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are who I have in mind when I first laid eyes on this equally gorgeous LBD (those embellishments and sheer sleeves really had me at hello!) from BOOHOO‘s huge collection of outfits which can rival those of Mesdames Marilyn, Grace and Audrey. ♥

I’m deeply honored to be the featured STYLEBLAZER this week at FABULOUS AFTER 40 - Ms. Deborah Boland’s awesome site for empowered yet beautiful women.  Check out my full-length interview here and get some of my “look great for less” style tips and insights! ;-)

Scroll down till the end for more exciting news everyone! ;-)

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By the way, I can’t believe that I’ll be celebrating the blog’s 3rd anniversary on April 8 (it was Easter Sunday of 2012 when I first launched it).  And to celebrate this joyous occasion, I am launching a giveaway courtesy of my friends from AMI Club Wear.  So don’t forget to again drop by and join me this Easter Monday, April 6 for details on how to join. :-)

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What I’m Wearing  >>  Dress c/o BOOHOO   ::   House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses and Nila Anthony purse via Marshalls   ::   JustFab shoes   ::   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!  ♥

Manic Monday   ::   On The Daily Express   ::   Shoe and Tell   ::   Styled Up   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Style To Inspire   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #LetItShine   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Link Up by Lisa   ::   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Real Mom Street Style   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Celebrate Southern   ::   Chic Style   ::   All About You   ::   Style Sessions   ::   Tremendous Tuesday   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Random Wednesday   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::   Weekly Fashion Linkup   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Life and Style   ::   The Wednesday Pants   ::   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   Weekly LinkUp #70   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   #WIWT   ::   A Labour of Fashion   ::   Treat Yo’Self Thursday   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Skirtista Diaries   ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Blogging Besties   ::   Casual Friday   ::   That Friday Blog Hop   ::   Fashion Cache Friday   ::   Style Saturday   ::   Street Style Sunday   ::

BooHoo Throwback Style :: 70′s Stevie Nicks

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I am a child of the 80s but I have always been a huge fan of everything about the 70s – the music (I’m a certified disco kid and Donna Summer is my muse :-) ), the TV shows (Charlie’s Angels!), the hair (can you tell how I love Farrah Fawcett’s feathered and shaggy ‘do?), and most of all THE fashion (bohemian, wrap dresses, jumpsuits, huge chain belts, bell bottom jeans, platform heels…yay!) :-)

But of all the retro trends I just mentioned – it’s definitely the bohemian/flower child look of the late 60s to the 70s that will forever melt my heart to pieces.  So I literally jumped at the chance to recreate a favorite look from the past via BOOHOO‘s Throwback Thursday (#TBT) campaign with the ethereal 70s rock and roll queen STEVIE NICKS as my inspiration! ♥

I’m deeply honored to be the featured STYLEBLAZER this week at FABULOUS AFTER 40 - Ms. Deborah Boland’s awesome site for empowered yet beautiful women.  Check out my full-length interview here and get some of my “look great for less” style tips and insights! ;-)

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I can’t thank these fabulous bloggers enough for putting in their two cents as to which style icon I could channel.  I’m so flattered that my pretty friends Jeannie and Janise both seriously thought I could do a Marilyn Monroe, Lana said I could be Sophia Loren, Brittany said it’s Selena (with the big hair!) and glam Mira even chimed in that I could do Grace Kelly – wow you ladies are the sweetest! ♥

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With Spring already here and the festival season just around the corner – I suggest y’all check out BOOHOO‘s awesome collection of dresses here and the best Coachella-inspired looks here.

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What I Wore   >>   Dress c/o BOOHOO   ::   RALPH by Ralph Lauren Eyewear c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Chinese Laundry shoes via Marshalls   ::   Panama Hat from a random hat store at Universal Studios Hollywood (similar)   ::   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!  ♥

Manic Monday   ::   On The Daily Express   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Styled Up   ::   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Style To Inspire   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   Personal Style Mondays   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   Celebrate Southern   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Tremendous Tuesday   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   #AllAboutYou   ::   Trend Spin   ::   Style Sessions   ::   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Random Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   The Wednesday Pants   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::   Weekly Fashion Link Up   ::   Life and Style   ::   Treat Yo’Self Thursday   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   A Labour of Fashion   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   What I Wore to Work   ::   #WIWT   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   That Friday Blog Hop   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Blogging Besties   ::   Street Style Sunday