Winter Style :: Bare Traps Boots

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The weekend just past was indeed a roller coaster of sorts for Southern California as far the weather is concerned.  In a span of a few hours – there was rain, sun plus wind howling all over the Golden State! :-)

So even if the wind and rain really threatened to put a damper into my locks – I couldn’t be happier to be cozy yet chic and dry in the midst of all the elements in my all-weather boots from BARE TRAPS.   It is the only one in its class with the unique STAY DRY SYSTEM (SDS)® where “the leathers are infused with water-resistant properties, and lined with a thick layer of insulation that not only feels great, but also keeps feet warm and protected from the elements.”  Plus that ribbon amid an exquisite mix of textures like leather, suede and faux fur in a single pair of boots is really something to smile a lot about! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Boots c/o BARE TRAPS  ::   Vest from Marshalls (similar)   ::   Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s sunglasses (similar)   ::   Long Sleeved Tee (exact one here)   ::   Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohl’s corduroy leggings (similar)   ::   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!  ♥

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Chicwish :: Retro Style

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If there’s one style era that I won’t ever get tired of recreating – it’s definitely the 70s look.   There’s something about that era that excites and squeezes out the best of my creative juices enough to channel my favorite Ali MacGraw character in the unforgettable movie of all time “Love Story.”

And this glam but cozy cropped turtleneck sweater with the most interesting glove sleeves when paired with this super adorable with wool-like texture bud/A-line skirt (fully lined with animal-printed satin material, how cool is that?) from CHICWISH just about let me fulfill another one of my fantasy 70s looks!   I’ve heard and seen so much of CHICWISH around blog land, and honestly, I thought they only sold the prettiest midi skirts like this.  That’s why I am so elated to find out that their huge collection has the most amazing and quality indie and retro outfits for every style and size.

I am by the way sending warm California hugs and kisses to those who are severely affected by Blizzard Jonas last weekend.   Stay safe and all bundled up everyone! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Skirt c/o CHICWISH  (I’m wearing Medium)  ::   Sweater c/o CHICWISH  (I’m wearing S/M)   ::   Tights c/o WOLFORD SHOP   ::   GUESS boots   ::   FOREVER 21 necklace   ::   KATE SPADE bag    ::   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!  ♥

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Winter Basic :: Faux Fur Hooded Vest

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To say that I’m obsessed with this vest is a total understatement – considering that I circled 3 Zara branches in Los Angeles and Orange counties in search for my size. :-)  It’s all worth it though since I had been seriously stalking this vest (can’t get enough of the statement hood, I swear!) in-store and online.  So I count myself lucky to finally get it at almost 70% off at Zara’s huge (’twas a madhouse!) post-Christmas sale.

Taking advantage of the unusually cold wave hitting Southern California lately – this look just about sums up how I dress up lately.  As far as I remember, I haven’t worn as much chunky winter pieces as I have now.  Call it climate change or global warming but I surely am not complaining about it a single bit! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     RAY-BAN 3025  c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   ZARA Nylon Gilet (similar)    ::   EXPRESS sweater (similar)   ::   UGG boots (similar)   ::   Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohl’s corduroy leggings (similar)   ::   Michael Kors watch   ::   Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick 906D   ::   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!  ♥

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Winter Basic :: The Military Coat

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Happy New Year everyone!  It sure is great to get back to the grind after that hectic but truly dreamy holiday season.  And I think that there’s no better way to open another spanking new year than to go back to my blog’s original vision.  When I started blogging and still up to now – I vowed to myself that I will not shell out extra large bucks (Chanel and Chloe will really have to wait :-) ) just to keep my looks relevant for the blog.   I believe I have evolved a lot style-wise but I would like to think that I will always be that same old bargain hunter who plans every single purchase to the last detail.

So it’s back to closet shopping for my 1st post for 2016.  And I can’t be happier to re-wear my closet staples like my favorite fully- lined military-inspired coat and sweater dress to keep me warm and toasty from this colder-than-usual Winter we are having here at Southern California lately.

2015 has been an amazing year (albeit all the challenges) but I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for me on and off the blog.  And it would be a huge pleasure and honor to have you all join me in this exciting journey we all call life! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>    RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP    ::   Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   Coat circa 2013 (similar) c/o WALLIS   ::   Zara boots (similar)   ::   Tights (similar)   ::   Michael Kors watch   ::   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   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::    Creative Mondays   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Beauty 101 by Lisa  ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   A Lovely Little A La Mode   ::   Personal Style   >>   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!   ::  #WIWW   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   The Stylish Housewife   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT    ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style   ::   A Labour of Life   ::   Refined Style    >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Oh Hey Friday!   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Friday Finds   ::  Fridays Fashion   ::   Fabulous Friday   ::   Style It Friday

15 for 2015

Whether I like it or not – it’s the time of the year again when I shed some tears as I look back at the year just past.  As a kid growing up, I remember my mother being so melancholic this time of the year too.  Being a “glass-half-full” kind of gal, I always look back to count the blessings and lessons (aka mistakes) that the year has brought me – on and off the blog.

My past annual recaps have always been based on my readers’ choices.  But 2015 being my golden year (yes, that’s 50!) – I am giving myself the honor of choosing my 15 favorite looks for 2015.

It definitely was not an easy task as I really love everything I wear at the blog.  So in remembrance of another awesome blogging year – scroll down and find out my fab 15.

Wishing everyone a blessed and healthy 2016!

#1  >>  OVERSIZED SWEATER

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#2  >>  50 AND COUNTING

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#3  >>  BOOHOO THROWBACK STYLE :: THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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#4  >>  SPRING STYLE :: COLORS AND PRINTS

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#5 >>  SUMMER STYLE :: DRESSY FLORALS

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  #6  >>  SUMMER WORK STYLE

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  #7  >>  PARTY STYLE ::  THE LONG BLACK DRESS

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#8  >>  SUMMER STYLE :: THE MAXI DRESS

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#9  >>  ENCORE STYLE :: WALLIS MAXI DRESS

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#10  >>  THE KEWL SHOP :: FLARED BANDAGE DRESS

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#11  >>  FALL SNEAK PEEK

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#12  >>  AUTUMN BOHO STYLE

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#13  >>  AUTUMN BASICS

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#14  >>  PLUM PERFECT

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#15  >>  HOLIDAY PARTY STYLE  ::  RED FRINGES

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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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