Sweater Weather

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It is officially sweater weather season. I took these photos in New York and it was freezing. I was wearing 4 layers of clothing and I was still cold. Brr. Los Angeles weather has spoiled me. I wore a muscle tee (not photographed) with a red flannel (for a pop of color), a cable knit tan sweater and topped it off with an olive colored overcoat. I added a maroon beanie, a forest green infinity scarf and paired my outfit with some blue jeans and black high-top Converse. And of course, changed my hair color to a darker ombre purple and silver for the winter season. Black and maroon purses would be a nice add-on and are definitely the go-to colors for winter. I will be putting up a winter trend report soon. So keep an eye out for some winter must haves! Happy winter!

Sweater- American Eagle

Flannel – Forever 21

Jeans – Cotton On

Overcoat – BCBG (from Nordstrom Rack)

Beanie – Cotton On

Scarf – Foreign Exchange

Shoes- High Top Converse

Liebster Award

liebster awardYay! I am jumping for joy! The beautiful blogger of dissectingthelook.wordpress.com has nominated me for the liebster award. Check her blog out! She is amazing and has a great eye for fashion. Thank you so much for the nomination and thank you everyone who has been supporting my new blog. I accept the nomination and will now pay it forward. Enjoy!

Rules of Liebster Award

  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself
  2. Answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers to do the same, who have less than 1000 followers
  4. Let the bloggers know you have nominated know they have been nominated

Post random facts about yourself

1) I am a boba addict. A drink also known as bubble tea or pearl tea

2) I love ice cream and cookies. And yes, cookies n’ cream ice cream was the best thing ever invented.

3) I collect Coke Cola cans, but I ironically, don’t drink soda.

4) The perfect night is spending it in my bed with cookies and tea and a marathon of Friends. I am kind of a grandma.

5) I have danced since I was 10 years old.

6) I have a pomeranian mix dog and I like to call her ‘my sun and stars’ (for all you Game of Throne fans).

7) My birthday sometimes lands on Thanksgiving

8) I love Bruno Mars.

9) I have learned how to put on makeup well only a year ago

10) My favorite season is summer

11) My favorite color is yellow

The questions I have to answer:

  1. Where are you from? I am from the beautiful city of Los Angeles, CA.
  2. Favorite food? I love dumplings, boba and corn and sometimes all together!
  3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I am a big LOTR fan. I really want to go to New Zealand and visit the sets that were left there.
  4. What is your favorite movie? I do not have a favorite because I love so many movies. I enjoy anything from Nacho Libre to the LOTR series and even a good classic like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  5. What TV series do you watch? Friends is my all time favorite TV show. I, currently, like watching Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory and New Girl. 
  6. Do you have a hobby besides fashion? I dance (ballet and jazz), sing, do weird voices and take care of my beloved dog.  
  7. If you could meet anyone from anytime in history, who would you meet?
    Ghandi, Coco Chanel, Oprah, Jackie Kennedy, Bruno Mars
  8. What got you into blogging?
    Many times, dressing up and being fashionable means breaking the bank. I wanted to show people that one can be fashionable without spending a fortune on brand name items.
  9. Coffee or tea?
    Tea all the way. I have a cup of tea every morning and every night.
  10. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
    I recently visited Phoenix, AZ and found it absolutely charming. I would love to spend a couple years living in Phoenix and of course I would love to live in other cosmopolitan cities like, NYC, SF and Paris. But in the end, I would always come back to the great city of LA.
  11. Favorite type of music? I enjoy listening to Alternative, Pop, Mainstream, and Country music.

Questions for my Nominees

  1. Where are you from?
  2. Favorite food?
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  4. How would you describe your style?
  5. Favorite TV show?
  6. Do you have a hobby besides fashion?
  7. If you could be any age for a week, what age would that be?
  8. What is your favorite piece of clothing you have in your closet?
  9. Favorite movie?
  10. Cat, Dog or other?
  11. What got you into blogging?

My Nominations

1) http://thesartorialcoquette.com/

2) https://captaindaquaan.wordpress.com/

3) http://pinklacepearls.com/

4) http://belleofthebean.com/

5) http://withallmyaffection.com/

6) http://avenuecamilla.com/

7) http://cortneybre.com/

8) http://lovefoodlovefashion.wordpress.com/

9) http://stylesmorgasbord.com/

10) http://curiosityinstyle.com/

11) http://ramonacrisstea.wordpress.com/

Denim Days

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It was a sunny day here in LA. I decided to bring out an oldie but a goodie. I bought this dress summer of 2013, more than year ago, at Forever 21. Luckily, it was on promotion and got it discounted because of the hype of denim dresses then. When I first bought it, I was so excited but to my disappointment nothing seemed to go well with the dress. I put it away and saved it for a rainy day, knowing that I would eventually find something to match with it. I brought it back out this fall and realized I needed nothing but a couple of accessories to bring together a cute outfit and VOILA! Remember, less is more. I am wearing a buttoned denim dress, a small brimmed, floppy brown hat, a small, front buckled purse and a pair of platform, sling-back heels. The heels are super comfortable. I am also wearing my go-to watch. A simple gold watch is definitely a closet staple piece. It goes with just about everything.

Dress- Forever 21

Hat – H&M

Purse – Old Navy

Heels – Steve Madden

Watch – Christian Dior (gift)

 

Casual LBD

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Luckily, it is still hot here in Los Angeles and I am still able to wear a little black dresses. I bought this LBD on sale from Urban Outfitters for $20. Yay! I paired it was a loose chambray shirt and leather sneakers with small, silver, metal spikes. I love my accessories with this outfit. I have a panther printed backpack and a gold metal ear cuff. I also changed my hair color and put a bit of pastel pink and lilac together just for funsies. =]

 

dress- Urban Outfitters

chambray cover up – Forever 21

sneakers – Aldo

ear cuff – H&M

backpack – Call it Spring

Jean on Jean

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Sorry for the very late update everyone! I will try to update every week for all you fashionistas. =] I have put together an American urban version of the Canadian tuxedo; light, acid wash jeans matched with a light washed jean jacket and a fun dinosaur, graphic muscle tee. I paired it with a gold necklace, grey slouchy beanie and, my go-to black sandals. I love this jean jacket, it is very versatile and definitely a closet staple piece. It adds a touch of edginess to almost every outfit. A pair of black boots would also work well for the colder seasons.

 

Jacket – Forever 21

Jeans – Forever 21

Shirt – Forever 21 (on sale too!)

Necklace – Express

Beanie – Amazon

Sandals – Steve Madden

Boots – Dr. Martens

One Last Summer Crop Top

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Summer is officially over but it is still warm here in LA. So, I wanted to do one last crop top to end the summer season trend. I decided to pair up a geometric printed skirt with a jean bralette. The outfit has a bolder print but doesn’t contain any loud or bright colors, which helps the it match well. Matching prints can be tricky, just make sure the prints don’t clash. A good rule of thumb is matching prints with something plain.

Top- Forever 21

Skirt – Forever 21

Heels – Steve Madden

Jammin’ Through the Streets of New York

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This past summer has been all about the muscle tees and showing off those sexy, toned, summer arms. What I love about muscle tees are that they are so comfortable to wear and easy to match. You get to be comfortable and look good doing it. That is definitely a fashion plus. I am wearing a grey, graphic, muscle tee with comfy, white, ripped jean shorts. I also accessorized it with a thick black bracelet and a black birkenstock style sandal. As for my hair, I actually pulled it back on one side to give more dimension to my look.

 

Muscle tee – Forever 21

Shorts – American Eagle

Bracelet – Express

Sandals – Steve Madden