Team Baciano

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Yes I am officially a Team Baciano brand ambassador!  So now it can be told that only a Los Angeles-based brand like Baciano could pull out yours truly from blog semi-retirement.

As a blogger, I have always been passionate about my adopted hometown’s indie fashion brands especially when it embodies the casual, effortlessly chic and sexy vibe of the City of Angels – and Baciano absolutely fits the bill!   I can’t get enough of the trendy, flattering and boho vibe (fringes abound!) of their pieces (even if it’s as flowy as this sexy but warm poncho).

Inspired by the quintessential modern woman – Baciano “focuses on creating sophisticated pieces that are ahead of its time, inspiring outfits that stand out because of their sophistication and elegance, while upholding that young and hip L.A. vibe.”  And because they are really making waves in the Los Angeles style circuit, Baciano will be featured at the RAW Natural Born Artists event this March 29, 2017 to be held at the Exchange LA – you can purchase your tickets here.

By the way, don’t forget to 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   >>     Jamya Poncho c/o BACIANO (I’m wearing a medium)   ::   RAY-BAN 3025 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   RBX Active leggings 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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   Visible Monday   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Trend Spin   ::   Spreading the Kindness   ::   Ageless Style   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Midweek Inspiration   ::   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  Style Me Wednesday   ::  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

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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Grace + Lace   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   Monday Mode   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Layers & Lipstick   ::   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   ::   What I Wore   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Fashion Frenzy    >>   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   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Friday Favorites  

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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Grace + Lace   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   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   ::   What I Wore   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Fashion Frenzy    >>   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   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Friday Favorites   >>   SATURDAY   >>   Saturday Share

Sexy Shift

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Hello everyone!  I’m back but saying writing “it’s nice to be back here” has been very hard.  It’s been a difficult couple of days since I stepped foot in U.S. soil again – missing all the love and warmth of my family back in my native Philippines.  I have the warm and sunny Southern California weather upon arrival though to thank for alleviating some of the separation anxiety but it still is never enough.

I should be counting my blessings at the way the blog and my life here are finally shaping up – but suddenly all the things I disliked about the Philippines (like the H&H temps, crazy traffic, slow wifi – the list is long btw) didn’t seem so bad anymore as long as I am with my family and close friends.   So don’t be surprised if one day yours truly disappears from the face of blog land to go back to where I think I really belong. ♥

So via this black shift dress from TOBI – you can now tell that I am a sucker for textures such as the lace inlay design.  Aside from that, I can’t get enough of how TOBI is such an expert at injecting sexy details like the extreme halter cut of this LBD, which highlights my almost-defined (those military push-ups are indeed a bitch!) deltoids.

There are also blog commitments to fulfill and I can’t thank my dear sponsors enough for their patience.  Right now, I am particularly looking forward to launching another 3-part collaboration from STAYING SUMMER - a huge line of chic and cute clothes for Summer and beyond!

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What I’m Wearing   >>     ALL DAY LONG SHIFT DRESS (I’m wearing a Medium) c/o TOBI   ::  GAP sunglasses   ::   Michael Kors bag   ::   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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowISummer   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Creative Mondays   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   Grace + Lace   ::   Mix it Mondays   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Let’s Make Today Fabulous   ::   Monday Mode   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   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   ::   What I Wore   ::   I Feel Pretty   ::   Fashion Frenzy    >>   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   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Weekly Style Edit

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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #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   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa    ::   Grace + Lace    ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::  Good Hues-Day   ::   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   ::   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  >>  Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday