October 29, 2014

WishList Wednesday: LUSH Heaven

Hello beautiful, 

Not quite on my wishlist because I just bought them a couple days ago but I did have it on my wishlist for quite some time. I was so happy to find out there was a shop near me, so I'll be enjoying more bubble baths now!

I love love love love LUSH products. The fact that it's from organic fruits, vegetables, essential oils and safe synthetics makes me feel secure in what I buy. The biggest thing about their products is that they don't test on animals. It's a safe zone for our little friends. 

I quote, "We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again." -Lush.com

who doesn't love long candlelit baths or sharing showers ;) ;) and bonus is smells sooooooooo GOOOOOD! 
Let's all enjoy those winding down moments in the bath.

Also, for those who may have a hard time going to bed, restless nights I highly suggest having a bath for your wind down moments and then reading a book right before you sleep. Getting off the electronics a couple hours before bed really does help, TRUST me.
And Lush can definitely boost your sleep with a relaxing bath. 

Click on the photo to BUY!

October 26, 2014

Sunday's Best: Pulling a Carrie Bradshaw

Hello Beautiful,

Since I've recently watched Sex and the City movie 1&2 I couldn't get a few outfits out of my mind and had to recreate it from my wardrobe.

I cut a maxi dress that I didn't care so much about and knew it was cheap enough to cut away. I put the dress on and marked where my belly button was with a sharpie on the dress (tiny mark). Then I took the dress off and laid the dress down, flat and wrinkle free so I can measure how big I wanted the opening to be. I started off with a more narrow triangle because it's always safer to cut little by little unless you are confident in your measurements and cutting.

Once I made sure each side had about the same amount of material on both ends, I started to cut. I gave and took a few inches here and there and the lines weren't exactly straight. But like I said in the beginning, it was cheap enough to make mistakes and if it didn't work out, Oh well I'll try again with another dress.

I was pretty stoked with the results! I added a normal white button up over the dress and tucked in the front part of the white tee into my jeans. I added a statement belt and necklace as well to add more color and sophistication.

Can't forget the BCBG Max Azria snake strap heels! The perfect touch to the whole outfit.

Here is my inspiration to my Sunday's Best #OOTD:
(the best photos I can find)

October 24, 2014

Casual Friday: Feeling the color blue

Hello Beautiful!

For today's Casual Friday, I threw on this oversize sweater, over the knee socks and sandal heels and shopped at LUSH. I'll share more about that in another blog post soon. 

I love that the days are getting much cooler because I love to layer and wear oversize sweaters, it's just the perfect combination. 

Adidas oversized sweater
Target over the knee socks
Steve Madden sandal heels

October 20, 2014

FashionMondays: Sex and the City

Hello Beautiful, 

 I must share my all time fashion inspirational movie/tvshow, Sex and the City. Instead of the story line, it's the fashion line that catches my eye every single time. What Carrie wore when she first met Mr. Big, what Samantha wore when she walked down the red carpet and Miley Cyrus wore the same thing, what Charlotte wore for Carrie's wedding, or what Miranda wore when she was out in the desert riding a camel (I'm referring mostly to the movies 1 and 2 because I just finished watching it). 
Sex and the City, like to most women, is their own story. I know for myself I can relate in so many ways and I can definitely find inspirational looks for everyday life.
I love to push outside the box when it comes to fashion. I hate going by what someone says I should wear...damn it, I'm sticking to what I know and what makes me, ME. Sex and the City helps with that inspiration and determination to stay just the way I am. 

P.s I can't get over what goes on in Patricia Fields mind, one word...BRILLANT!

"When I first moved to New York I bought VOGUE instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more." C.Bradshaw

My favorite look that I can't get off my mind, is the one where Carrie bumps into Aiden in the middle of the Middle East.
For some reason, this outfit sticks out so much for me that I have a deep longing for the exact look. Perhaps a StyleDuo (how to shop and style a similar outfit) should happen? Stay tune. 

 "Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them"

October 19, 2014

Sunday'sBest #OOTD: Let the PAST be the PAST.

Hello Beautiful,

Today's Sunday's Best is dedicated to PAST lovers. A quote that rings in my ears everyday is "The Past will never have anything NEW to say". From my experiences, I've learned that the past will most likely repeat all the same things, if you allow it to. I also know that in faith things can change. But what I learned over all is that the past is there to brighten your future. The past allows you to learn and grow then make better decisions for the future that you want, need, and deserve.
 The reason for this quote and this dedication is because sometimes we allow the past to ruin our future. We get caught up in old flames, repeat decisions and land in the same spot we've been trying to get out off. Today's shoot wanted to represent trying to follow the path that is meant for you and sticking to it.

(Ps. The sun was messing with us so each photo has different shades but I love it.)

"The straight and narrow is not the ONLY path to success" NastyGal

 "We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our destines, design a life of substance, and truly begin to live our dreams." L.Brown

 "When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all because there's not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there's no safety net.
When did it stop being fun and start being scary? Carrie.

Pacsun cheetah body suit 
Forever21 earrings
BCBGMaxAzria watch
Ray Bans shades
American Eagle skinny jeans
Target socks
Dr. Martens boots

October 16, 2014

#OOTD Fail

Hello Beauty,

I had to share my casual, not-so-sick-anymore OOTD fail.  I was definitely very comfortable in what I was wearing I just couldn't stop laughing and made every photo look funny. I mean, I do love a good candid shot but this casual ootd just didn't go so well, or did it?!

Heres a few photos of today's shoot.
Of course I'm wearing a plaid shirt wrapped around my waist (if I could add it to most of my outfits, I would!)
Rocking the Boy London snapback
Yo Gabba Gabba Vans
Top Shop overalls
Target tshirt

October 15, 2014

WishList Wednesday: Cuddle Cozy Grays

Hello Beautiful!

On today's WishList Wednesday I had to share TWO things. I couldn't choose just one. My Fall color this year is GRAY. I'm slowing adding pieces to my wardrobe that are in all kinds of grays because I find it to be very subtle and goes well with just about anything!

My TWO picks are: 

Houndstooth Wool Coat

I love the houndstooth wool coat because of the mix prints. I can add this piece with heels or just some great adidas sneakers and I'm ready to roam the city. 

Click on the Photo to BUY

Faux Fur Jacket with hood
I love this faux fur jacket with a slight hood because it gives off a pretty vibe. If I decided to wear a dress and wanted to keep the pretty vibe I'd definitely add this piece. I love the faux fur on the wrist of the sleeves and the details of the collar and how it slouches down to the shoulders. Just beautiful!

 Click on the Photo to BUY

The reason I pick these two is because they are completely different in style but can match just about anything. 
The amazing thing is they're from ZARA. I love that ZARA's style can be seen directly off the runway. Want to know another amazing thing, it's less then $200! Well worth the price and warmth ;)

Click the photos to be directed to the website to instantly buy it and rock it.

October 13, 2014

FashionMondays to Bill Cunningham

I've collected some of my favorite quotes from the one and only Bill Cunningham. The only photographer that knows street fashion and embraces it with realness, curiosity, and covers every street there is.  He's not one to be in your face about it, he rather stand on the side observing every piece of clothing and then captures what speaks to him. If I can have just 50% of what he sees in fashion, I'd be content about life overall. He's my fashion idol. He taught me more about fashion then any designer there is because capturing fashion isn't work, it's fun.

I hope someday to be photographed by him, know him and pick his brain for someone who's met fashion daily, face to face.

Mr. Bill Cunningham:

"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be."

"The main thing I love about street photography is that you find the answers you don't see at the fashion shows. You find information for readers so they can visualize themselves."

"I go out every day. When I get depressed at the office, I go out, and as soon as I'm on the street and see people, I feel better. But I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me."

"I'm not interested in celebrities, with their free dresses. I'm interested in clothes."

Last but not least, my favorite one of all because I feel like it speaks Bill Cunningham 100%.

"The problem is I'm not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I'm too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I'm not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That's all there is to it."

Thank you Bill Cunningham for reminding me why I love fashion. Why I embrace every dress up moment for myself and no one else. Why I dress to be me and love me for me. I'm not worried because I don't have all the money to buy all the amazing clothes out there. I love that I work hard to get what I could afford and rock it with the best of my ability, my passion.

"He who seeks beauty, will find it" Bill Cunningham.

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