Heart Shift

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Southern California totally didn’t get the Fall memo as the temps here hit 3 digits all weekend long!  And who would ever imagine that I would find style refuge in a little black shift dress as cute as this one from my favorite Los Angeles brand TOBI?

Because of its understated allure, I felt like I took a style risk when I chose this LBD.  But with TOBI‘s knack for injecting a sexy vibe into each outfit (see the other gems I wore from them here, here and here) via the extreme plunging V-neck (shhh yes I was bra-less here :-) ), that detailed ladder trim and a slightly asymmetrical hemline – then I absolutely have a winner in my hands!  Plus I can already imagine how I can easily transition this dress into Fall via a pair of boots.

 Be amazed and check out TOBI‘s huge online collection of the most swoon-worthy shoeslingeriebridesmaid dressessandalstopssunglassesgold white dressesblazersswimsuitsformal dressesleggingstriangle bikinisblack blue dressesmaxi skirtswrap dresses - the list is endless!  Plus new customers get 50% off their first purchase. ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     YOUR HEART SHIFT DRESS (I’m wearing a Medium) c/o TOBI   ::   Clutch c/o IKWETTA   ::   Lauren Conrad sunglasses from Kohl’s   ::   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!  ♥

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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!  ♥

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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!  ♥

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Black Beauty

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Repeat collaborations, especially when it is as extraordinary as the first time (check out the 1st round here, here and here) will always be special and close to my heart.  So I can’t be more excited to open another round of campaign (4 outfits yay!!) with my favorite Los Angeles-based brand TOBI.  With its uniquely alluring styles like this flowy TURN ME OUT wrap top, it’s not a surprise that TOBI has quickly become synonymous with the casual, cool and sexy vibe that the City of Angels exudes.

I am totally sure that you’ll have a blast and go nuts shopping 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 I count myself blessed to find a high-waist match for this Summer-perfect wrap top via this fabulous pair of TOPSHOP leather shorts (the quality and side stitch details are to.die.for!) courtesy of OCTER – a unique marketplace of the biggest U.K. stores where you can shop by departments or by store.  Try downloading the OCTER app and instantly compare products, style and prices at your fingertips.

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What I’m Wearing   >>     TURN ME OUT Wrap Top (I’m wearing a Medium) c/o TOBI   ::   TOPSHOP Shorts (I’m wearing a Size 6) c/o OCTER   ::   HAMMOCK & PALMS bamboo sunglasses (I can’t find their website anymore :-( )   ::   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!  ♥

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Shop Tobi :: Cage the Beast Dress

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Happy Memorial Day everyone!  Finally we make it to Summer’s unofficial first day a.k.a. America’s 1st huge shopping weekend for the year.  The suburban outlet I checked out yesterday was packed to the rafters, the sales were tremendous and the desert weather was absolutely gorgeous – makes for one truly memorable weekend!

This statement black dress (interestingly named “Cage the Beast“) completes the trifecta (see the two others here and here) of my latest collaboration with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI.  In as much as words are definitely not enough to describe how this gorgeous dress fit me like a glove beyond measure – I will just let these pictures do the talking.

You are totally missing a lot if you still haven’t checked out TOBI‘s huge online collection of the most to-die-for shoes,  sandals,  tops,  sunglasses,  blazers,  swimsuits,  formal dresses,  black/blue dresses,  maxi skirts,  wrap dresses - the list is endless!  Plus new customers get 50% off their first purchase. ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>      CAGE THE BEAST Dress (I’m wearing a Medium) c/o TOBI   ::  Sunglasses c/o HAMMOCK AND PALMS    ::   Merona purse from Target   ::   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

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!  ♥

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