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

Pretty Paisley

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I can’t be more excited to unwrap (pun intended!) another dress from my BOOHOO festival style campaign package.  And it’s a no-brainer that I would select this wrap dress in pretty paisley – my favorite boho print of all time from BOOHOO‘s huge collection of outfits that are so fun to wear in a festival yet chic and polished enough for work and other swanky soirees.

Aside from those obvious reasons, I felt so challenged to add more shape to this easy breezy dress.  But it turned out that I need not do anything to this dress to make it sexier.  All it needs are little details (like a hat) and the right attitude (a smile will definitely do) to make it pop!

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 What I’m Wearing   >>     Dress c/o BOOHOO   ::   House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses, Chinese Laundry shoes and hat 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   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::   Linkup with Lisa  ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   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   ::   Summer Style   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesday   ::   I Feel Pretty    >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Fancy Friday

America the Beautiful

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Happy 4th of July everyone!  Another chance to thank America for being so warm and welcoming to immigrants like me.  Life has really been good (not perfect but definitely good) and right now, I would not have it any other way and can’t think of any other place to live other than here in the Land of the Free! ♥

Brand collaborations are the best and have lately become the bread and butter of the blog.  But I always pray and jump at the chance of going back to my blog’s roots of finding deals, i.e. of being fabulous at all costs (mostly low ;-) ).  And that prayer was answered once more when I scored this black eyelet halter top (I love the midsection-friendly peekaboo) from my friendly neighborhood Marshalls which I’m mixing up and down lately either with shorts, skirts and palazzo pants.

Speaking of collaborations – I can’t be more excited to join my favorite UK-brand BOOHOO‘s celebration of festival style via a trifecta (yes, they sent 3!) of their most fun and eclectic styles over the next few weeks.

I also would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent GIVEAWAY I hosted for yoga/activewear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE where a $25 store credit went to the lucky winner Ms. Danielle Spinato! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Top and Pants from Marshalls   ::   GAP sunglasses   ::  Report shoes from Macy’s   ::   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   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Linkup with Lisa  ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   ::   Share the Joy   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   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   ::   Summer Style   ::   Personal Style   >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week

Anniversary Thoughts

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Believe it or not, it just slipped my mind that this week marks my blog’s 4th year!  Things have been way too busy in the home front that thinking of bells and whistles for my blog’s senior year has not been a priority of late.  Or also I guess it’s because I have stopped counting the stats (a.k.a. comparing myself with all of blog land) and save myself from all the frustrations that come with blogging.  That I believe is why I am still standing and not quitting despite all the rigors that come with juggling blogging, having a family, a full time job and a social life, as well. ;-)

But in the spirit of anniversary season – there are still a lot of huge things to look forward to and be thankful for as far as the blog is concerned.  Like, I am brewing a GIVEAWAY from one of my generous and long-time sponsors where possibly a pair of MARC JACOBS sunglasses is at stake plus a collaboration of my dreams with my favorite brand EXPRESS to showcase their amazing Spring collection!  Watch out for details here or at FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM. ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     H&M blazer   ::   ZARA tee   ::   Shorts (old) c/o BODEN   ::   ARMANI A/X sunglasses and Chinese Laundry shoes from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   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   ::   #HowISpring   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::    Creative Mondays   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   A Lovely A La Mode   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike    >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Trend Spin   ::  On Trend Tuesday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   #ReasonsToDress   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   ::   #WIWW   ::   Style Perspectives   >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   Thursday Favorite Things   ::  #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style  ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Thursday Moda   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Oh Hey Friday!   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Fabulous Friday  ::   Casual Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fridays Fashion   ::   Weekend Wear   ::  Link Party with Osy   ::  Sheela Goh   ::   The Weekend Blog Hop

A Slight Flare

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Los Angeles may still be in full Summer mode (a.k.a. hot and humid) as of this writing, but that can’t totally stop moi from building up a Fall wish list.  Numero uno on my list is the A-line or slightly flared skirt (because I already have over-the-knee boots :-) ), which I believe is the perfect summer to fall transition piece.   Settling right now with a light vest over a tank top and open-toed chunkies – I can’t wait to wear this skirt with either a cropped blazer,  slouchy sweater and boots.

So what is that piece that will bridge your looks from Summer to Fall?

By the way, here’s wishing you could stop by THE KEWL SHOP‘s (they have the most amazing and sweetest PR team I swear!) blog where yours truly is featured in their latest style post “5 Dress Secrets to Fashion Over 50.” ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>   Vest, Top and Shoes from Marshalls   ::   Forever 21 skirt  ::   Kate Spade (Lauren small) bag   ::   GAP sunglasses   ::   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   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::    Creative Mondays   ::   Styled Up   ::   Link Up With Lisa   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Weekend Snapshots   >>   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!   ::   Midweek Muse   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   WIWW   ::   What I Wore Wednesday   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   The Stylish Housewife   ::   Color and Grace   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT   ::   Spotlight of the Week   >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Top of the World Style   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Friday Finds   ::  Fridays Fashion   ::   >>   SATURDAY   >>   Style Saturday