3 Summer Essentials

With the temperature on the rise, I am excited to introduce summer pieces that are inspired by the California flair. Thanks to TOBI, these three fabulous essentials are my absolute go-to. 

Now that summer is approaching, I am so excited to finally let go of long pants and leggings. With the humid, sticky weather everywhere, denim shorts are a must when it comes to fighting off the heat! Washed to a medium indigo shade, this pair of high-waist shorts are perfect to style for everyday and casual occasions. Detailed with a rolled hem, these denim shorts are finished with a five-pocket construction and zip fly.

Bringing both West Coast style and a laid-back attitude, I adore this simple shift dress that offers a cami design and a trendy hi-lo hem. Crafted with this year's "it" color, this chiffon piece features a mocha shade that is easy to style with other neutral colors. Complement it with a light leather jacket and a pair of embroidered booties!

With the ongoing 90s trend this year, one-piece bathing suits inspired by shows like Baywatch are emerging in fashion brands everywhere. While I do love a two-piece bikini set, I enjoy sitting and lounging in a one-piece that offers more coverage! This specific monokini features fun lace-up details at the side and a sexy scoop back and reaches down the lower back. If you ask me, this is definitely an essential piece I would recommend packing for your summer getaway!

Published on May 10, 2017

5 Things That Move Me

I wake up at 8:15am every morning, checking both my calendar and inbox. Similar to other bloggers in the city, dedicating to a full time job and sustaining the blog are two most important tasks. Aside from building my career, there are five things I'd like to share with you that personally move and motivate me.

1. Family & sisters
I'm 80% my family and 20% me. My sisters are my everything. I grew up with them and we share more than just our bloodline. They motivate and inspire me everyday to achieve my goals in life.

2. Significant other
My boyfriend Devon is one of the best people I met. He's kind, loving and supportive. Most importantly, he moves me everyday to be a better person.

3. Healthy mind, body & soul
I won't be able to conquer anything without a healthy state of mind. I visit the local gym 3-4 times a week to stay fit and in shape. Health equals success.

4. Sustainability
Advocating for ecological balance and elimination overconsumption motivates me deeply. Resolving the world's climate change issue is our mission and responsibility.

5. Community
Having relocated from one city to another, I value the importance of finding a community. Having a voice in a group that I assimilate with moves me equally as anything else.


What Moves Us is Banana Republic's spring campaign. Banana's classic style and premium fabrics are the driving force behind their brand. I'm delighted to shoot for their newest collection featuring an off-the-shoulder dress, woven belted blazer, and a vibrant printed top. All three pieces are exquisite, sophisticated and effortless to style. Most importantly, they are a breezy transition from desk to dinner, making them the perfect pieces for your everyday wardrobe.

Shop Banana Republic SS17 Collection:

Published on April 5, 2017

Stitch Fix

What’s more perfect than a pair of white denim jeans for your spring wardrobe? Well, how about a personalized style service by Stitch Fix? Before I show you how I style for spring, let me introduce you to this exceptional styling service.

Founded by Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix is the first retailer that blends the human element of personal styling with proprietary algorithms and high-quality product. The best part about Stitch Fix is the dedication of their stylists. Think of their stylists as your new best friend! They are not only excited to learn about your current style, but are also motivated by your evolving fashion needs. With personalized styling quizzes and constant customer feedback, Stitch Fix is focused on perfecting your wardrobe your way.

My Stitch Fix Experience
Let me begin by telling you: I was very satisfied with my Stitch Fix experience not only because pieces were amazing, the service and styling tips were impressive on their own.

Getting started was so easy. All I was required to do was enter my personal information and sizing and go through a brief styling quiz at www.stitchfix.com.

After I submitted my request, my Stitch Fix box arrived within a week! I was surprised how quickly the products were delivered and that the stylists were able to pull together fabulous pieces for me! Along with tops, denim and shoes (yes, shoes!), I also received a styling sheet from Lily detailing how to best put together each piece.

The items in my box:
LNA Noanna V-Neck Cutout Knit Top
LNA Cyla Mock Neck Ribbed Knit Top
French Connection Catima Pleated Back Knit Top
Supply & Demand Cipon Embroidered Bomber Jacket
MIA Augustina Stitched Mule Wedge
Paige White Ankle Denim Jeans

With these wonderful suggestions, I put together the following three looks.

Look 1:
LNA Noanna Top
Paige White Ankle Jeans
MIA Mule Wedge

I absolutely adore this LNA top! Not only is it ultra-soft to the touch, but its V-neck detail is both feminine and modest. The most interesting feature is the minimal cutouts at front. Pairing this knitted top with the white ankle jeans, I would say this is one of my favorite weekend attires so far! With Lily’s recommendation, I finished the look with the MIA mule wedges for an added edge.

Look 2:

LNA Cyla Top
Paige White Ankle Jeans
Supply & Demand Cipon Bomber Jacket
MIA Mule Wedge

White jeans are always on trend when it comes to dressing for the warmer weather! This ankle pair by Paige fits seamlessly and has the perfect length for someone with shorts legs like me! Oh, did I mention LNA makes the softest top? Yes, they so do. This knitted cutout top is just as soft as the V-neck. I could wear it forever and never take it off! And how about this bomber jacket by Supply & Demand? It is incredibly lightweight and yet still keeps me warm. Designed with a sheen satin fabric, the jacket features a beautiful embroidery on the front. With no pockets to distract, this bomber jacket may just be the coolest outerwear I own!

Look 3:
French Connection Knit Top
Paige White Ankle Jeans
Supply & Demand Cipon Bomber Jacket
MIA Mule Wedge

French Connection is a mega brand that is famous for housing contemporary clothing, premium fabrics and modern hues. I was beyond excited when I pulled this top from the box. Featuring a mock neck, contrast details and pleated chiffon back, this French Connection piece is the perfect classy essential to pair with white denim.

Final thoughts
All three looks are great for weekend, travel and casual work days! White denim is easy to style because it coordinates well with any color. Overall, the pieces Stitch Fix put together for me were phenomenal. I find myself wearing all of my pieces over and over again! Not only do they blend into my everyday look, but they also fit me very well.

With different styling services available, I would recommend Stitch Fix first to anyone! I was very impressed with their excellent service, high quality clothing, and most importantly, their personalized styling experience. They go to great lengths to gather tons of information about your personal style; it is so crucial to get to know your customer well. Stitch Fix nailed it!

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Stitch Fix. #ad #sponsored

Published on March 27, 2017

90s Throwback

I was excited when I discovered Charlotte Russe's new Refuge collection. Just as we thought the 90s trends were over, we were wrong. Patches seem to be in style forever. From denim jackets to distressed skinnies, Charlotte Russe delivers countless flattering styles that reinvent the trend. With rocker chic back on the scene, I was on the hunt to find myself the perfect vintage tee. This one in particular is my absolute favorite. Made with an ultra-soft knit, this jersey top features a front keyhole, quirky text and a butterfly graphic. It's so soft and comfortable I could easily wear it to sleep.

I had a lot of fun styling this look. I found it easy to pull together pieces that would really highlight the Refuge collection's young and carefree attitude. Denim on denim is a style that I never get bored of, especially when you mix and match different washes. I fell instantly for these Refuge skinny jeans. The fit is flattering and the fabric is super stretchy. With destroyed details, these skinnies are made for the perfect worn-in look that we all crave!
Charlotte Russe has an incredible selection for you to recreate the 90s look! I went ahead and picked out a few trending favorites that you might like:

Published on March 15, 2017

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