Monday, September 8, 2014

Falling in Love With Fall

September 22…. The first day of Fall… Where the temperatures begin to drop (in most places), the days become shorter and the nights become longer… and one of my favorite fashion seasons begin. There is somethings magnificent about wearing a jacket/coat/trench/blazer that I absolutely ADORE.

 It's Trendy, it's Classy, It's Chic and Sexy. 

Although I may not have much use for it in Los Angeles, that still doesn't stop me from spending money on my coats. 

Here are few that I am falling in love with:






J Brand Anise Zip Off Coat
$995
This is such a great coat (a bit $$) but can be worn two ways: short or long… and I LOVE the color!



Zara Lambskin Coat
$399




Calvin Klein Belted Wool Wrap
$310



Zara Terra-cotta Coat
$199





Gap Drop Shoulder Coat 
$158




Zara Wool Coat
$129




Zara Zip Pocket Coat
$199


Ellie Tahari Wool - India Asymmetrical Belted
(Looks similar to the Zara one above)
$515



Iro Oversized Collar Wool Coat
$688





Tibi Mohair Maxi Coat
$995






Tory Burch Knit Sweater Coat
$495



Vince Scuba Wool
$495


Zara Handmade Coat
$279


Some pointers for getting the best deal you can:

- Always shop sale: most of these stores almost always have coupons or sales regularly, so you can get the brand and quality at a great price. 

- Shop at outlet stores: most of these stores have outlet stores as well that have sales on top of the discounted prices. You can always check online or sign up on the email list, where you get the info on all the great deals.

- Buy your coats in February/March: That's when they clearance out. The best deals. I've gotten a $800 Tahari wool coat for $100, a $1500 Gucci wool blazer for $300, etc… 

- If you are really on a budget: There are some really great deals available on sites or stores like Overstock, Old Navy, Forever 21, and H&M to name a few. Know what your budget is and stick to it. If you can afford it, great. If you can't, there are so many options for different budgets. You never want to put that pressure on yourself. 

Always remember, there is no expiration date when it comes to confidence.... and confidence NEVER goes out of style. How up-to-date are you?

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Would You?

I've seen these baits in person… and fell in LOVE, until I saw the price….. $3,250. 

My question is, would you spend $3,250 on these Jimmy Choo Tia Pointy-Toe Jewel Pumps? 











Oh Yea, and apparently there is a bag to match… 




These shoes are absolutely beautiful! But I don't know about the $3,250 price tag… I think I'll pass, lol.  In case you are interested in buying these babies, you can find them here:


Happy Shopping! 

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Getting Ready for Mexico (Part One)

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I'll be headed to Cabo in a few weeks and I'm so excited!! I've been to other parts of Mexico before but never Los Cabos. It's about a 2 1/2 hour flight from Los Angeles and we will be staying at the Pueblos Bonitos Pacifica Resort. 

I don't know if you get like this too, but every time I have a trip planned, I need to shop and prepare for the trip. This tends to irritate the Husband, because he says people normally shop in the cities they are visiting. Whatever…. I like to do both! 

Here are some dresses and rompers I recently purchased and I'm so excited about! I'll post another blog of the accessories I'll be taking. 












All of the above from www.Zara.com




Sam and Lavi Savannah Dress 




Vitamin A Bianca Coverup 

I have some other dresses and tunics as well, but couldn't find the pics of them. I'll post outfit pics when I'm there. I tend to only pack dresses when I goto places like Mexico, Jamaica, Miami… Dresses are easy for me… you throw a dress on with a pair of flats or wedges, some cute accessories and you are golden. 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

It Was On Sale...

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I totally did. Even though it felt super short! Maybe the short week created a "short weekend" feel. Who knows? 

Anyhow... Aside from all of my fun filled activities... Turns out, I did some shopping... And found some
Great items. 

One of which I will share....

A gucci jacket.... (HUGE smiley face, lol). 





Absolutely stunning on... I promise, I'll post more pics... 

Purchased at the saks outlet in Orange County... 

Price, you ask? No problem, I'll share. Originally $1,600.00. On sale for $619.00 and 50% off that price. 

I couldn't resist! 

I always say, invest in staple pieces! At $350, this was a steal... And it's something I'll always have! 

Hope everyone has an awesome week! 


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Product Blog

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Week. I can't believe the weekend is almost here!

Today's blog is going to be about some of the products I've recently stumbled upon and some that I've been using religiously. All of which I LOVE!

Being 32, I definitely notice my skin and body aging, and it sucks. All of it. At the same time, I can honestly say I've never felt better. I feel sexier now then I did in my twenties. And that is a great thing. (Hopefully I'll feel the same in my forties)

I've never really been a HUGE fan of plastic surgery, something that is so common nowadays. I'm not against it at all and don't want to sound like a hypocrite. I've have a breast augmentation and have always contemplated a nose job. There is nothing wrong with it. I just feel like people take it over board, especially when it comes to their face. At the age of 25, girls are getting botox, and crazy lip injections and chemical peels, and they are caking on tons of make-up. To each is own, but I feel like there should be a limit to things.

I believe in natural beauty and I believe everything starts from your confidence and how you feel about yourself. If you don't learn to love yourself and feel good from within, nothing you do will help.

With that said, I've always been CRAZY about taking care of my skin. I guess you can say it started from puberty. I was fortunate enough to have zero acne. But witnessed many of my peers and family suffer from it. That always motivated me to take care of my skin. I've tried many products and have always tried to keep things to a minimum.

I'm not that girl that wants to do things 50 times a day and and use a 100 products. I hate that. I don't have the patience for that, let alone the time. Things need to be simple and effortless with me.


First things first, analyze your skin. You need to find products that work for you. What may work amazingly on me, may be horrible on your skin type. I have extremely dry skin. Especially since I've moved to Los Angeles. My skin is also sensitive. I break out easily (not with pimples, but with tiny little bumps under my skin). I initially started buying products for dry, sensitive skin. And everything was the exact opposite. All the products made my skin feel oily which would in turn, clog my pores.


Understand, you have to got through trial and error with different types of products. What I'm going to share with you, are things that work amazing with my skin. They might night work for you. So if you get something, based on someone else's recommendation, don't be disappointed if it doesn't work the same for you. Try something else.


Here are some great products I've been using, and absolutely loving.




Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Buffing Beads.



Given that I have dry skin, I was a little nervous to use this. I was scared it would really dry my skin out. It has salicylic and glycolic acid. Both great for breakouts and aging skin. I use this once a day, and after two weeks, I've noticed a huge change in my skin. I chose to get this one with the buffing beads, they have this in a gel cleanser as well, because it exfoliates your skin as well. My skin looks and feels smoother and brighter. My skin also does feel dry after I use it, but the next product I've posted takes care of that. This is available at www.Sephora.com, which is where I got it. I'm pretty sure www.Amazon.com sells it as well.




The Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum



I don't know what it is about this, but I absolutely LOVE this. I've tried everything. From La Mer to Vaseline. This product Hydrates my skin, but doesn't make me feel "Oily". I don't feel like I'm wearing anything, and I love that. When you go to the make-up counter, they want to sell you everything. Don't fall for it. I've been told I need to use a moisturizer after this, then SPF. Thank you but no thanks. Like I've mentioned before, this is it, and this instantly hydrates me. I buy mine from www.Bloomingdales.com, but again, I'm sure it's available on Amazon. 

P.S. You can always Google any of these products to read the ingredients and reviews that many others have posted. 


Fresh Brown Sugar Bod Polish and Sugar Lip Polish 



Once you use this, it will be hard to use anything else. The Body Polish, exfoliates and hydrates. Its amazing to use before you shave. Or after. I use this every other day. It works perfectly for my dry skin. The Sugar Lip Polish is AMAZING! I hate cracked lips. Yes, I said the word hate. Use this every day after you brush your teeth (if you brush your teeth) in the morning or at night, and you can say good bye to cracked/dry lips. The body polish runs you about $38.00 for the small size and $65.00. The sugar lip polish is $22.50. You actually use very little of the product, so it ends up lasting you a long time. If these are too pricey, which I totally understand, it's actually very easy to make your own. 

Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub:

Its easy, always remember the ratio 2:1

Two parts brown sugar to one part oil. 

You can use coconut oil, almond oil, etc… or mix your favorite oils. Your call. So if you 2 cups of brown sugar, add 1 cup of oil.  


Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil and any Vitamin E Oil




Oh Josie, I've fallen in LOVE with you. I've recently started using this (About 6 months). You can use it on your skin and hair, which is great. I light the light one, because its not as concentrated as the regular. I don't like to feel or look oiled up. I put this on at night and let it soak into my face, neck, and hands. Yes hands. Because you can see the aging happening there as well. Everything I do to my face and neck, I do to my hands. Anyhow, I can feel my skin just soak this up. It's great. You can find it at Sephora for $58.00. 







I Love this. Its great for dry skin. I use the Vitamin E on my hands, feet, knees and elbows. Sometimes, I wear gloves and socks to really lock the moisture in. You can also add it to your favorite lotion for some extra moisturizing. I always have it in my bag. I use it on my lips. Its a great product all around. You can even use it in your Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub. Any Brand works great, I tend to gear towards organic ones. A bottle will run you $8.00. 



Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM



Ok, seriously, when I found out about this product, I felt like I died and went to heaven, literally. I've worked in a pharmacy for eight years, and we sold a lot of the Acne cream Retin-A to young teens. I started to notice that a lot women in their 40's and 50's get this product, which was a bitt odd. I did some research, spoke to my dermatologist, and I was told it works wonders on wrinkles. Its basically Vitamin A. (You can google it for more info/drug facts).  I got excited and tried it. It killed my skin. It not only dried my skin, it made my skin peel and burn. It was the worst (for me). 

I then learned about this. Which is over-the-counter. You need a Prescription for Retin-A. This is amazing. It doesn't not dry my skin out, its easy to apply, and just after a week, my skin changed completely. It also contains Vitamin C and E. Which is great. It has no smell. And it runs you about $65.00 (Totally worth it!) I also use it on my neck and hands. Never forget the hands. 

Last but not least (sorry this Blog has been so long), my absolute FAVE, 


Chanel's Vita Lumiere Aqua Compact, period. 


I can't stand the cakey look, or when people pile on their cover-up and foundation. This is my go-to everyday cover-up, if I wear coverup that day. (Sometimes its good to let your skin breathe). It goes on like a liquid and dries like a powder. I have tried EVERYTHING and this just works for me. I don''t think it looks nice when someone looks like they are wearing makeup. Its a trend: Use a primer, use foundation, use a cover-up, Conceal, highlight, contouring. I'm sorry, its not for me. I can't get into it. I'll write another blog about this later on. But this Chanel compact works great. It's light and thin. I don't feel or look like I'm wearing so much make up. And Guess what? When you take care of your skin, you won't need a lot of make up. This compact is about $60.00 and lasts me about 4-5 months. 


Hope you guys enjoyed this blog. Can't believe I wrote so much and bored you. (Hopefully not).


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shopping Right

I love to shop. Who doesn't love to shop? I used to be very careless with my shopping habits. I would buy anything and everything, just because it was on sale or just because I really had to have it. 

My end result? Having lots of clothes with the tags still attached, that just piled up in my closet and took up space. 

Lately, I've actually taken my shopping habits very seriously, and I only buy things I must absolutely have and know I will wear.  

Here are some great points I factor in before I buy anything and I find they really help me when I'm deciding on am going to buy. 


TRY IT ON. Every body type is different, so when you're shopping for a blazer, for example, it's very very important to try it on. Clothing looks completely different on the hanger. You want to make sure the clothes fit your body type, and you feel comfortable and sexy in everything you wear. If you're not "Emotionally" attached to a piece, what's the point? You have to feel good in everything you wear. Style is Attitude.

TAKE RISKS and STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. If there is something you think you would never wear, or you think might not look good on you, try it on before you rule things out. Never say never because things can surprise you. Here's an experience I had recently… Crop tops drive me a bit crazy. My body isn't where it needs to be to even try and pull them off, and to be honest, I don't like showing my stomach, unless I'm at the beach. I recently went into Zara, and of course, every other hanger displayed a crop-top. I decided to step out of my comfort zone, and try on a light gray sleeveless  one. I paired it with a pencil skirt, and it actually looked really cute on. My stomach was not showing because the skirt was high-wasted. I ended up buying it, and honestly, I can't wait to wear it out. So don't rule things out just because  you have your mind made up on a certain "style" or certain "piece".    Who knew this yellow-and-orange-looking-Halloween-blazer-with-gold-fringe-coming-off-the-sleeves actually looks insanely fabulous on you?" Work that jacket girl. (Finger snap) Or crop-top, for that matter… 

DO YOUR RESEARCH. Go to outlets, find coupons online, wait for sales. These are the words I live by. There have been so many times I have walked into a store during a sale, or have gone to an outlet, and bought a blazer or a pair of jeans for pennies on the dollar. Looking good makes you feel good and looking good should not cost you a lot.  So when you get that "$500 Alexander Wang Classic Grey Blazer" for $80, you'll thank me later.

SPLURGE A TAD BIT. I am a huge fan of stores like Forever 21 and H&M and all of those online websites like Lulus and Modcloth, etc... These places are great for getting trendy pieces that you will wear five or six times and that's it (well maybe 7 or 8 times). But when it comes to buying classic pieces that will Grow With You, like a blazer or a nice handbag or shoes, focus on buying pieces that have quality and will last you for years.

QUESTION YOUR LOVE. There are so many times I have walked into a store and bought something because I "liked" it and the price was good and said to myself, "What the heck? Who doesn't need another pair of denim jeans or another black shirt?" Not a good idea - because that shirt or those jeans have either been donated or, are still hanging out in my closet with the tags on just waiting to be worn. As I mentioned above, you have to be "Emotionally" attached to a piece. Ask yourself, "Are you in love with it?" "Is it something you can't live without?" "Is it something you have to have or will you die if you don't get it?" (The last question might have been a bit dramatic, but you catch my drift?) Question your love and get emotional, because you don't want to buy things for the sake of buying them. What's the point of buying something if you're not going to enjoy it?

ACCESSORIZE, PERIOD. Accessories are a crucial part of my life. It sets the tone for your outfit and pulls your look together. It's the ying to your yang. It's the cream in your coffee. It's the butter on your popcorn. It's the turkey on Thanksgiving day. It's not just the cherry on top, its the whipped cream and sprinkles too. And the caramel and chocolate syrup. I think you get my point. It's so important to accessorize and to do it right. By doing it right, we mean not to "overdo it". For example, if you're wearing a statement necklace, go easy on everything else. You want the necklace to pull your look together. On the other hand, If you're wearing a statement necklace and throw on big earrings and wear lots of bracelets, and add a big cocktail ring, you've "distracted" your look. The focus is lost and there's no more "attention to detail", its "attention overkill". It's the attention you don't want. Remember to put some thought into the accessories that go into each outfit, because if you don't, the next time you'll be ordering some popcorn with your butter. Now who wants that?

EVERYONE is different and everyone's style is different. Do what works for you and feel good in what you will wear. Confidence equals style and Confidence is the best accessory. 

Always remember, there is no expiration date when it comes to confidence.... and confidence NEVER goes out of style. How up-to-date are you?

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