Dress Up

If you're looking for that hot little number to wear for that special day coming up, check out SheIn. They have some really cute on trend pieces that won't break the bank. All of these dresses are under $25, some even less than that.

1. Mustard Mock Neck Dress

2. Red Open Shoulder Dress

3. White Eyelet Mesh Velvet Dress

4. Black Tie Asymmetrical Dress

 

*Sponsored by SheIn


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Walking Stripes

 

So let me tell you...


As far as my eye can see, stripes will forever be a staple in my wardrobe. Vertical stripes in particular, like this striped dress from Romwe. The little rope straps and belt are the details that give this dress a touch of sport. With the weather being slightly irrational lately, this long sleeve turtleneck was calling my name, but on a warm day the turtleneck can be swapped for a basic t-shirt and the footwear can be left the same or switched for a simple strappy sandal.  Options - always necessary.

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What I Wore: Banana Republic turtnleneck, Romwe striped dress, Schutz boots, Raen sunglasses

Outfit Details

Romwe dress (c/o)

Banana Republic top

Schutz boots

Rein sunglasses

Images by Wyatt Nash


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DIY Side Split Levis Jeans

So, let me tell you...


Can you believe we're in the middle of January already!? Like whaaa... so crazy. Anyways, at some point, I'll be able to get on track with the consistent posting schedule that I 've planned for the year. Until then, please, bear with me. January started like it was shot out of a cannon.

However, this is the first look that I shot this year, and I'm obsessed solely because of the DIY side split jeans. I found these Levis towards the beginning of last year for $6 at one of my local thrift stores. I didn't try them on at the time, but when I did, I realized that they were a lot smaller than I thought. They're juniors. But clearly, that didn't stop me from finagling myself into them. I just needed a bit more leg room. So a snip at the hem, lead to a rip up the side and viola, I had my much-needed leg room. I loved the way these jeans moved while I was walking. This by far is my favorite impromptu denim DIY that I've done. The first time up, I decided to keep it simple by styling them with this vintage velvet boatneck tunic. But, before I wear these nifty jeans again, I'll have to add a stay stitch above the split so that they don't rip any farther. I mean, I can be cheeky, but not that cheeky. ;) 

 You should totally try this DIY, it's so easy. If you do, let me know how they turn out in the comments below. 

I hope you're having a great week.

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Outfit Details

Vintage velvet top (alt. herehere, here)

Levis jeans 

Schutz boots (alt. here)

Coco + Carmen bag


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Plaid Wool Blazer

So, let me tell you...


 I  decided to wear this plaid wool blazer and a couple of layers underneath, on a day that felt like one of the hotest fall/ winter days that we've had in LA this season. To my defense, the weather app said it was going to be in the low 70s but it ended up being in the low 80s instead. That's LA for you. After taking these pictures the blazer and the sweater both came off.

But now that we're getting some real fall weather, this layered outfit is ideal (minus the exposed ankles and the mules). Switch the mules for a pair of booties or galoshes and you'll be warm and winning. 

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Outfit Details

Vintage Kasper blazer

Ralph Lauren button up 

H&M sweater

Paige jeans

Madewell mules 

Urban Outfitters sunglasses


Get The Look


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2017 The Year of More

So, let me tell you...


Officially, Happy New Year, beauties! 2016, man what a time (said in my Drake voice). Last year was full of growth coupled with quite a few personal challenges. Challenges that ultimately left me chasing after some of the wrong things and neglecting my passions like acting and Honey In My Heels. All of which left me feeling consistently overwhelmed and unfulfilled. Most of the time I felt like I was busy being busy, chasing my own tail. However, even with the challenges, the personal development that I experienced last year was so insightful and invigorating. Similarly, I was able to partner with new brands like Banana Republic, Romwe, SheIn and a few more collaborations are in the works! Yay! 

However, like many, one of the things that I appreciate about the new year is the feeling of having a fresh start. Like you get to update and reboot your system. Having had some time to reflect, my system can definitely use some updates. In particular, one of my goals for 2017 is to push myself to explore the depths of my creativity. Challenging me to cultivate more opportunities leading to more/ better content for you all! Surely creating a sense of peace knowing that I'm doing something that brings me true joy. I'm so inspired by the consistent creativity that we are able to experience and discover on a daily and it only drives me to want to throw myself into the deep end and stop wading in shallow waters. 

Speaking of throwing myself in... for those of you who may be wondering about the YouTube channel that I started in the beginning of 2016 and seemingly abandoned? Well, I could list excuse after excuse, but truthfully, last year wasn't the right time for me to start the channel. Solely because I didn't really have a plan for it - I just knew that I wanted to start a YT channel. I've been told plenty of times before, that you don't always have to have a plan but to just get started. For some, and in certain cases that may work, but for others, that concept didn't really work for me. Seeing that as soon as things got tough and or busy the lack of planning became a problem. With that, I do plan on continuing the channel, but when I do, you better believe I'll have a plan. :)    

In a word, 2016 was alright (minus many heartbreaking political events). I stepped out of my comfort zone in many ways and retreated in others. My ultimate goal for 2017 is to make bold moves and to stop worrying if I have the "right answer". But instead, consider whether or not the answer is right for me. It's easy to retreat to comfort, but it's so much more thrilling to explore uncharted territories. I want to live more, laugh more, dance more, create more, connect more...

So here's to 2017, may it be the year of more and a year of fearless exploration for us! 

What are some of your goals for 2017?


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My Ideal Holiday Party Outfit

 With all of the holiday parties happening right now, I can't help but fantasize about my ideal outfit of the night. Showing a little skin here and there while staying cozy and smelling completely delectable in one of my favorite smells this time of year.

_ //_ She walked into the room filled with holiday cheer. Her shoes said she keeps it classy, her bag indicated she's fun and fearless, and when she locked eyes with her admirer from across the room she walked right over with a swing in her hips and said, "fancy seeing you here..." _ //_ 



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Burgundy Trench 3 Ways

So, let me tell you...


Burgundy has been a popular color this season, and I'm loving it! Because my burgundy selection is a bit scanty, adding this burgundy trench from SheIn was a no brainer. As much as I wanted to grab my go-to black pieces for this outfit, I decided to keep the overall look light for a holiday party. I paired the trench with my absolute favorite pair of vintage high waist trousers. The pants look gray in the pictures, but they have a small black and white houndstooth print on them. I love the way these pants elongate my legs and with the length of the trench being what it is these two pieces played well together. I'm not sure if you all know by now, but I really enjoy finding different ways to wear traditional pieces. With that, I played around a bit with the belt from the trench to create some slight variations for this look. Because the trench is lightweight, it was easy to manipulate without looking bulky. 

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The first way is the traditional way, worn open, or tied closed, accentuating your waist.  

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The second way is by threading the trench's belt through its belt loops and then continuing to thread the belt through the loops of your pants (or skirt, if it has belt loops) and tieing it into a little bow or a looped knot. This way still accentuates your waist, but you can now see more of your top. A nice option to have if you are wearing a fancier top that you want to be seen. 

Outfit Details: SheIn burgundy outerwear, Nordstrom Rack tank, vintage houndstooth trousers
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 The third way is to remove the belt from the trench altogether and use it as a belt for your pants (or skirt) giving you an extra little pop. Which way is your favorite? 1, 2, or 3? 

There is one other way that I thought of later on, but I'll save that for next time...

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Outfit Details


SheIn trench (c/o)

Nordstrom Rack tank 

Vintage trousers (alternative here)

Enzo Angiolini heels (alternative here

ZeroUV sunglasses 

Tiffany & Co mini heart earrings 


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