Gorgeous Gray

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I really thought I will never see the day when I could go a day (albeit, it’s been weeks now) without blogging, until it happened!  Yes I got into hibernation, cut back on social media – and surprisingly enjoyed every minute of it.  I am hoping against hope, though, that this “thing” is only temporary – and that the fire and passion (despite the time constraints) to curate a look, write about it, and prove to the world, that style is ageless, and anyone can look fabulous at all cost (high or low) –  is still there.  Blogging (and everything/everyone that comes with it) after all has already been a part of who I am.

Thank God this beyond gorgeous Zara dress I got as an early Christmas present from my beloved nephew snapped me out of hibernation.   Amazing that someone could capture everything I wanted in a dress – minimalist (in my favorite Fall/Winter color) with a hint of frill.

So before I disappear again :-) and everyone gets really busy with the holidays – let me greet one and all the best of the holiday season (Christmas, Hanukkah, among others) as we look forward to a better and peaceful 2017! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     ZARA Dress   ::   RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   BCBG by Max Azria necklace   ::   REPORT boots 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!  ♥

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Spring Prelude

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I guess the groundhog’s prediction of an early Spring this year held true as far as Southern California is concerned.  The Super Bowl weekend just past was full of gorgeous sunshine which is a prelude to a week or two of Summer-like temps ranging from the low to mid 80s.  Thank God I already had my fill of the fuzzies (although I might still be back at it, who knows?) because it looks like Winter has unofficially ended for California.

I thought of jumping the gun on wearing my favorite cut-offs, but in deference to my friends who are still experiencing the polar vortex, it will be distressed jeans in the meantime and this versatile Zara tee (I accidentally found it last Saturday sitting in my closet with tags still on :-) ) I got as a present last Christmas. ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>     Bag c/o MAXWELL SCOTT BAGS   ::   ZARA top (similar) and hat (similar)   ::   ABERCROMBIE & FITCH jeans (similar)   ::   LAUREN CONRAD for Kohl’s sunglasses (similar)   ::   Shoes (so in love with this one)   ::   Belt (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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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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Heat Wave Style

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I’ve been harping about it all week.  Yes everyone – there is still no letup in the sizzling heat wave hitting Southern California this year.  And although it’s causing me a couple of headaches and allergy – I am not complaining as I am not ready to transition  (although I confess to taking a little peek at my OTK boots last weekend :-) ) just yet anyways.

Bucking the age-old “no-white-after-Labor-Day” fashion rule seems to be the order of my hot and humid days since the heat wave struck us.  I just can’t get enough of all the white stuff in my closet especially these white tee and tank I got from the very recent ZARA clearance sale and this insanely pretty vintage-style shorts I scored at the Joe’s Jeans outlet last Labor Day.

Via this post – I would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent GIVEAWAY I hosted for THE KEWL SHOP where yours truly is the Face and Brand Ambassador of its FASHION OVER 50 line.  Congratulations go to Ms. Cristina Batara-Walkley of San Diego CA for nabbing the huge $150 prize! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>   ZARA tee and tank   ::   Joe’s Jeans shorts   ::   Kate Spade bag   ::   Sunglasses from Marshalls   ::   Belt from Kohl’s   ::   REPORT wedges from Macy’s   ::   Kenneth Cole sandals   ::   Stacked bangles from a random store around Los Angeles   ::   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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Spring Peek

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Wow that was a blast, the Golden Globes I mean.  If last night’s festivities were an indication – then I guess the awards season will be one helluva glam glam affair!

It was indeed a roller coaster ride last week as far as Southern California weather is concerned as we were blessed with rain all weekend long (which SoCal badly needs :-( ) and some lovely Spring to Summer (80s baby!) climes midweek – which allowed yours truly to wear this flowy top (obsessed with those sleeves!) which I bought at the tail end of Fall plus the bonus of going bare legged again. :-)

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What I’m Wearing  >>  Clutch c/o GiGi New York   ::   Calypso Crush bamboo sunglasses c/o HAMMOCK AND PALMS   ::   Top via Marshalls   ::   Leather Skirt thanks to 1st Class Fashion   ::   Zara Booties (n.a. but this is awesome!)   ::   Wet n Wild Mega-Last Lip Color in Smokin’ Hot (exact one here)  ::  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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