Sunday, August 31, 2014

Keep On Dreaming

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Mason and Belle stripe cozy, Asos tank, Bebe denim, Michael Kors bag, Stella and Dot necklace, Edge of Ember bangle, Betsy Johnson charm bracelet, Ivanka Trump heels

This is a dressy casual look made cozy with this country inspired cardigan. Perfect for the weekend or evening simple dinner look. I'm moving into fall colors and pieces but it's still truly summer here in California so you will probably still see some bare legs and/or arms. At least til late September :) 

Hideaway - Kezia is stuck in my head. But I love it! Also so random but a long time ago one of my friends wanted to get me a piece of jewelry as a gift. She asked me which I liked better: silver or gold? I had said at the time I liked them both equally though my collection consisted mostly of silver. Over the last two years of blogging I have definitely grown to like gold more. I wonder why? What's your favorite metal?

Have a wonderful holiday weekend folks! 
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Tory Burch - The First Fragrance

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You all know just how much I adore perfume. I have always felt very strongly about associating scents with memories, and generally like to take a different perfume per trip when I travel. Back in the day, I bought a new perfume every school year or each season. (Of course, those “perfumes” were more like shimmer-sprays, but they still had a scent, however short-lived.)

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Tory Burch - The First Fragrance, Asos dress, Michael Kors watch

Tory Burch has just come out with her first fragrance and I have to say, I am positively head over heels for it. As you might have guessed, it is the epitome of her brand aesthetic: modern, colorful, classic, and unexpected.

Every time I have worn it for a night out, someone has complimented me. I already wish the bottle I had was much bigger (I’ve let my mom and sisters try it and they all want to take it for themselves). The magic of this “first fragrance” is that somehow it makes the room brighter and more beautiful with its bright and optimistic notes, like crisp grapefruit and mandarin, sweet bergamot, succulent neroli, and tangy cassis. There are also feminine floral touches like pink peony, lush tuberose, luxurious jasmine sambac, and sweet alyssum. And underneath it all are hints of warm cedar and sandalwood for depth. You only have to imagine how perfect it is for the hot days of summer. The packaging is stunning, too, with the signature Tory Burch design and also inspired by the elegant bottles on her mother’s own vanity.

There is a scented Bath and Body collection to complement the fragrance which I might have to go pick up myself :) You can find more info at ToryBurch.com/Beauty


Happy Friday!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back-to-School Outfit

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H&M jacket, $20 denim, flannel, black top, DailyLook bag, Steve Madden booties, Daniel Wellington watch

Whether or not pairing a great fitting army anorak with dark wash denim and lace up booties is new to you, don't forget that it really makes a great back to school look. Especially for the upcoming colder months as this outfit will keep you cozy!  And as I mentioned in my previous post, H&M has an amazing 15% discount for students and teachers with their valid school ID's! Now there are only 2 weeks left to take advantage of this discount (available in US locations only). 

I'm back home in the bay now and I'm so glad my hair will finally hold my curls again :) These booties are also amazingly versatile, comfy and quiet on the concrete. Love em!
Have a fab Wednesday all!
xoxo

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunfaded

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fashion blogJoes Jeans jacket, Abercrombie dress, Fossil bag, H&M jewelry, Versace sunglasses, Coach sandals

My friend Phil shot these on an ultra cloudy morning in Oahu a few days ago. I wanted a summery look that was still easy to move around in with comfortable shoes since I was unsure how much walking I was going to be doing. I got to ride on his moped with him so thank goodness I also had a pair of shorts on underneath! It's funny because it looks cold and gloomy but it was actually hot and slightly humid! 

Happy Monday all!
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clean and Crisp

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I'm really having an amazing time in Hawaii. Yesterday one of my sisters and I decided to take some time during the hottest/brightest part of the day when the sun's rays are the strongest (10 am to 2 pm) and do some shopping on Kalakaua Ave.. I wore some of my newest H&M pieces and we grabbed some photos close to the AC blasting out of a nearby store so we wouldn't sweat as much. (Too bad my hair can't handle even a little humidity and it started to do that frizzy wavy thing!) Later we went on a catamaran and after that, stand up paddle boarding. We ended up getting only one board for the four of us girls (I have three sisters) and decided to try balancing on it all at once. It was such a blast and we actually managed to all stay on! We drifted out over the water and saw a bunch of turtles and cracked jokes for an hour. Definitely my favorite day so far :) 

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I'm so excited to tell you all about H&M's new Fashion Delivers campaign in which for every piece of denim purchased (starting at just $10- crazy I know!), H&M will give a piece of denim to a person in need. These jeans were actually only $20 and they fit AMAZING! I love that they have waist/length sizing so you can really get the perfect fit. H&M is working with K.I.D.S., an organization that donates unused products to individuals and families in need, to create this really great and simple campaign :)

Now I know with two sisters in college that school has just started or is about to start and I hope you guys don't forget to check out H&M's new Back to School collection. They have everything you need for fall, including but not limited to boots, cute sneakers, backpacks, plaid shirts and some really great army anoraks! They literally have over 30 (possibly even 40(!)) different washes of denim. And I can't believe it since they are already SO affordable, but you guys can get 15% off your entire purchase when you provide a valid student or teacher ID during checkout! I was with my sister and almost got that discount but of course she forgot her student ID! So don't forget yours!!

Happy Thursday!!
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Minted

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Nzaara mint necklace and bracelet combo, sold out SaboSkirt top [You can find it on Sheinside here {As of Nov. 24th}], Hollister shorts, Aldo flats

Here was yesterday's fun beach look since I'm currently in one of my favorites places: Oahu! My sister Jasmine took these and she really did a great job. You might also notice that my left thumb has a bandaid. Yup cut it on accident, but I'll spare you the pretty details. Except for the part where I got so dizzy at the sight of the cut that I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't laid down to take deep breaths. Weirdest thing ever since I'm normally okay with that kind of stuff. 

Anyways, we had Marukame for dinner - "the place with the line" as our Lyft driver knew it. Best udon ever if you are ever in Waikiki, though I'd recommend coming around 3 pm on a really rainy day for the shortest line ;) I plan on going stand up paddle boarding later today and reading on the beach. Reading on the beach is one of my favorite things to do!!

Happy Monday folks!
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Little Leopard

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A few nights ago I went for a classy evening dinner look in my new flirty red Mason & Belle dress and Ivanka Trump leopard heels. I honestly LOVE how brand new country store Mason & Belle styled this dress on their site but alas I don't have a belt, hat or boots like that... yet! They are the only store to actually cater to the country girl in all of us with all of the best Western tones and textures. Their pieces are down to earth but romantic and sweet too. “You can take the girl outta the country, but you can’t take the country outta the girl.” :)

I'm so happy to be on my way to Hawaii right now!
Warm oceans and delicious Hawaiian food, here I come!!
Have a great weekend folks!
xoxo

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