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  

Moody Florals

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There is still no let-up in this heatwave that is sweeping all of Southern California and can I tell you I am enjoying every minute of it?  Because that means I can wear this flirty summer dress with the prettiest floral painting there is from my latest collaboration with fashion forward brand STAYING SUMMER.

Although I am a wee bit disappointed because the sleeveless halter did not look as extreme (maybe because I sized up to large) as what is shown on their website,  I am nevertheless so happy with the fit, shape and length of this cute dress which can be worn for work and fun.  Plus how it can be transformed into something more Fall- and work-appropriate by just throwing a blazer or my ever-reliable denim jacket.

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What I’m Wearing   >>     DRESS (I’m wearing a Large) c/o STAYING SUMMER   ::  AEROPOSTALE denim jacket   ::   House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses 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   ::   #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   ::   Monday Mode   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   >>   TUESDAY   >>   Turning Heads Tuesday   ::   Layers & Lipstick   ::   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   ::   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   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Weekly Style Edit   ::   Friday Favorites

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!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowIFall   ::   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   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Monday Mode   ::   #iwillwearwhatilike   ::   Hit Your Style Sweet Spot   >>   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

Still Summer

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Fall may be just around the corner (this Thursday to be exact!) but I will always be in that Summer state of mind, especially now that I was introduced to this fun and chic global brand STAYING SUMMER.  And I can’t be any happier to open another three-part collaboration with this global destination for the fashion forward crowd for Summer and beyond!

Since I started blogging, I always welcomed the idea of transitioning an outfit to the next season.  And I believe the challenge in wearing this flirty floral swing dress lies in making it more Fall- and street-friendly which I just did by layering it with my ever-reliable black cotton camisole which I wear underneath anything.

Aside from the floral prints and the fabric, I simply can’t get enough of the sexy details of this dress like its hi-lo hemlines and the lace-ups at the side making it perfect for the beach, poolside and party.  So expect to see this super versatile dress sometime again this Fall as I could also see wearing it with either booties or OTKs plus a cardigan – the possibilities are really endless!

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What I’m Wearing   >>     DRESS (I’m wearing a Large) c/o STAYING SUMMER   ::  RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   TOPSHOP black tank dress (inner)   ::   Chinese Laundry shoes (old) 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   ::   #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   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   My Red Carpet Fashion   ::   Link Up with Lisa   ::   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   ::   Fridays Fashions   ::   Weekend Wear   ::   Weekend Blog Hop   ::   On the Edge of the Week   ::   Friday Finds   ::   Fancy Friday   ::   Weekly Style Edit   ::   Friday Favorites

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