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

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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

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Really Rust

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Yes I saved the best for last!  This gorgeous statement lace dress in rust completes the trifecta (see the two other lovelies here and here) of my festival style campaign with U.K.-based brand BOOHOO.

Not even my DSLR camera could give justice to rust color and the intricate lace detailing of this Tara dress.  I love the length and how the swing-y shape spells freedom and hides a multitude of sins in my midsection brought about by a lot of Summer food trips here and there.  Plus the rich earth-y rust color is really making me look forward to transition already to Fall dressing.

By the way, I am again very excited to welcome with open arms a couple of brand collaborations in the coming weeks.  Special shout out of thanks go to the following brands for believing that yours truly could rock their fabulous styles:  Los Angeles-based brand TOBI, U.K-based online comparison market place OCTER, online destination for the best in resort wear STAYING SUMMER and online market place UNCOMMON GOODS. ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Dress (I’m wearing a US size 8) c/o BOOHOO   ::   RAY-BAN 3025 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Michael Kors bag   ::   Chinese Laundry shoes from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

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Airabella Active Giveaway

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Hello everyone!  Someone (that’s me!) is totally stripping down to her yoga pants to bring you the new active/yoga wear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE.  For a gym/yoga/pilates enthusiast (yes I do wear lipstick at the gym and yoga) like me, being asked to collaborate and bring to life a line of active/yoga wear to compete with the reigning brands like Lululemon, Fabletics, among others – is such a distinct pleasure. ♥

Being a relative freshman in this field – AIRABELLA ACTIVE surely didn’t disappoint when I quickly took this exciting workout combo on a spin at the gym (plus shopping afterwards!) last weekend.  I give my two thumbs up to the design and the wicking of the fabric which repelled sweat, making me stay cool as a cucumber while struggling with my ab curls and shoulder presses at the gym.  And I can’t stop gushing at the snug wrinkle-free quality of the fabric which would surely withstand my gravity-defying yoga poses.  Just be sure to go a size up to stay comfy and minimize all those stubborn bulges around the mid-section.

So without further ado, let me unveil this exciting GIVEAWAY I am hosting for them starting today Monday,  June 27 at 1 a.m. till Sunday, July 3  at 12 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) - where a $25 store credit will go to the lucky winner.  That is on top of 15% discount AIRABELLA ACTIVE is giving out to everyone (site-wide) by using promo code “redtagchic” at checkout!

Use the easy-peasy Rafflecopter below to enter – I will announce the lucky winner in my next post coming out next Monday, 4th of July! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Top and Pants (both worn in LARGE) c/o AIRABELLA ACTIVE   ::   Foster Grant sunglasses   ::  Nike shoes   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Cubicle to Cocktails

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Even before I started blogging four years ago, I have continually challenged myself into injecting a dash of sass and color into my corporate wardrobe – having spent almost half of my lifetime in it.

In a sea of stuffy black, gray and navy –  dainty patterns like ruffles will indeed bridge the gap from cubicle to cocktails with just the right amount of details like a tailored blazer, a bright-colored bag, a pair of color-blocked heels and those pants which I scored at my friendly neighborhood Kohl’s.

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Forever 21 top and blazer    ::  Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohls capri twill pants    ::   House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses from Marshalls   ::   Kate Spade bag   ::   Shoes (old) from Marshalls   ::   MAC lipstick (D for Danger)   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

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