Monday, April 30, 2012

Year of the Tiger + Giveaway Winner

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New top, bandeau - Forever 21, jeans - Forever 21, purse - Big Buddha, heels- Steve Madden

When I saw this top on the Forever 21 website, I had to have it pronto! I love how it's a mixture of galaxy, tiger, and crop top all in one :) I wore it with these stretchy jeans just for some variety on my blog (you must be getting tired of seeing me in shorts and minis constantly!) but I wore it later with hot pink shorts to walk my dog. It's definitely a throw on, perfect for any casual fun outfit kind of piece :)

Oh and yes I know it is currently the year of the dragon, but I was born in '86, the lovely year of the tiger. Rawr :) 

Now as I'm sure everyone would love to know the winner of the Minted Republic giveaway!
Congrats to Celine Leung :) Either I or Minted Republic will be contacting you shortly!
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Thank you to everyone that entered, and please note that I will be starting a LOVE giveaway starting May 2nd! And from there I have 2 - 4 MORE giveaway's lined up, so don't worry as there will be many more chances to win something :)
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Santana Row

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Photobucket New dress - Charlotte Russe, jacket - Forever 21, shoes - Steve Madden, purse - Aldo, watch - NY&C.

Santana Row is one of my favorite places to go and hang out in the Bay Area. If you ever visit, you really need to check it out  The European based architecture, the delicious aromas drifting about from the many restaurants, often live music, fountains, cafe's, salons/boutiques and huge range of stores to shop at make it ever so inviting. 

The night life is quite exquisite as well, (although everything closes up rather early... 12 am if I remember correctly) as there is dancing, drinking and socializing with a lot of beautiful people aging anywhere between 21 and 40/50 I believe. You can try out Straits, Sino, Rosie McCann's and Blowfish. It is a very classy place to find or have a date in my opinion. I used to go a lot when I was single or just starting to date my boyfriend Mike. But it gets pricey, and saving money is always good :)

You'll definitely want to dress nice when you go here, for any time of day really. I felt like this lacy dress was pretty perfect for a Santana Row dinner at Pizza Antica, though I dressed it down with my light denim jacket from Forever 21. This is one of my many examples of an outfit that makes me feel great but was fairly inexpensive (dress - $30, jacket - $20, shoes - $70, purse - $30) oh and my non-designer watch for $20!

Oh and yes, I do think my lavender polish goes with everything, haha.

Don't forget to enter the Minted Republic giveaway which ends in less than 24 hrs! 
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

La Isla Bonita

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This is actually one of my favorite outfits so far :) I have been waiting (seemed like forever) for this Motel Rocks skirt to arrive in the mail. I think it got stuck in customs or something but the moment I received it from the tired-looking mailman this morning, I threw it on (of course I had to steam out the wrinkles first) and matched it with my Motel Rocks lacy crop top and ran out the door.

Crop tops are one of those totally awesome spring trends I was so excited to try and I have to say I really love it. Yes you have to to be pretty slender to pull it off but it adds a really fun and new element to a look that feels very fresh. And with the cream yellow and soft lilac, I felt like this look just sang spring. And yes, now this is my 3RD purple purse. I just can't help it! It's my favorite color, and they are really all very different to me! Perhaps purple purses will become my version of the black shoe. A lot of fashion bloggers have like 20 pairs of black shoes haha 

There's quite a few movies that are coming out soon that I am really looking forward to, such as The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman and The Raven.

And now since I don't want my title to seem totally random, here is an old song I love that randomly came into my head:
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lavender

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This beautiful purse is from Handbag Heaven! What's amazing about them is that they sell all of their on-trend bags for $10 to $85 dollars, and everything is marked down! Right now they even have a 15% off sale site wide :)

I felt like the purse was very structured, so it would go well with a structured skirt, like this denim pencil skirt! And what better way to tie it all together, than with a light purple top to match?

Oh and yes I hope you don't mind, the sunlight was very spotty and most of the photos came out quite gloomy!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Minted Republic giveaway in the previous post! :)
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Aquamarine + Minted Republic Giveaway

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The heat wave passing through the Bay is so, so nice. It reached 95 degrees yesterday. I know a lot of people hate it, but I get cold very easily. So warm weather is my favorite weather ever. Plus it reminds me of Hawaii :)

I received this lovely aquamarine dress from In Love with Fashion. It's a pretty, lightweight dress, and great for warm weather. The material is very, very thin though, so you need to wear a slip, and the back isn't quite backless, but it does require a backless bra. I have invested in the Invisible Uplift bra by Victoria's Secret, and I say "invested" because at about $70 and only 25 wears, it is pretty pricey. I don't know what else I can wear with a backless/dress top otherwise, do you?


Now time for another giveaway! This one is sponsored by Minted Republic, and if you win, you can either opt for $25 store credit (which just about pays for the top I wore here) or 1 of these 3 fabulous dresses: Photobucket Please note that the first 4 steps are mandatory! Thanks!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck! :)

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Zodiac Signs + Giveaway Winner

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New necklace - c/o Maya Brenner, skirt - Bebe, new top - Forever 21, heels - Enigma, bag - Aldo, watch - Style&Co.

Maya Brenner sent me this beautiful necklace. If you are familiar with zodiac signs, you might recognize that I am a Cancer, as you can see by the crab (July baby ). While I love to read my horoscope every once in awhile, sometimes it is right, sometimes it is not even close :) 

Maya Brenner is a chic, jewelry line based in LA with a huge celeb following! Their necklaces are sweet, simple and celebrate your individuality, as you can buy necklaces with your USA state, first letter of your name, you birthstone or your zodiac charm like this one. I hear that the zodiac charm necklace is Audrina Patridge's all-time favorite :) They are actually holding a monthly giveaway for a necklace with your own sign on Facebook, you can view it here: http://www.facebook.com/MayaBrennerDesigns

Now for the winner of the Romwe giveaway...
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Congrats Izzy! Romwe will contact you Sunday night :) 

Sunday I plan to announce a giveaway for Minted Republic (The top in this post is from them!), so keep an eye out! 

Also, did you notice the new tabs at the top of my blog? I have had a tumblr and pinterest for a few months, but didn't want to promote them til they had a little more content. Well now they're up there so feel free to check them out :)

Oh and one more thing - on Wednesday Pacsun saw my Live Free post and posted one of my photos wearing their fringe top and Bullhead Black denim on their Facebook page. :) Pretty awesome. Some people said weird stuff like "looks like her neck is broken" but otherwise most comments were nice. Haha 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easy Breezy

The weather was so exactly right, that standing in the sun and feeling the
 soft breeze was as delicious as eating a bowl of my favorite ice cream.
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This is a really nice easy breezy California girl look :) With the netted top (found it on sale at Pacsun for about $18 after looking literally everywhere for the perfect cream colored boat neck one), the cut-off shorts and the chunky necklace from Express too, it just felt right.

Can you tell I'm wearing a nude colored bandeau underneath? I had to laugh as I noticed a few men staring at my top, probably trying to figure out if I had anything under or not. No DUH, I want to say. I am not that scandalous! Perhaps I stand outside of a church in a hot red dress, but I would never walk around in a see through shirt without anything under ha ha ha. This top is also great as a cover up over a bikini at the beach. Very breathable and pretty :)

P.S Two days left to enter the Romwe giveaway, and 2 more giveaways coming up too!
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