MIDI ON MY MIND

July 25, 2015


Wearing what is probably one of my favorite dresses ever... The metallic knit, lace lattice inserts and of course my favorite midi length, all come together to create what is a perfect dress in my opinion:) So good for cocktail hour, I've been so obsessed with this dress, I've actually looked for ways to downplay it a bit so that I could wear it daytime as well. So far, simple strappy flats and a structured cross-body seem to be the winning combination, but I'm reserved to find new ways to wear it just the same. Perhaps boots and leather jacket once it gets a bit cooler... Regardless, I have a feeling you're gonna be seeing quite a bit of it on this blog:)


MIAMI SWIM WEEK WITH TRESemmé

July 22, 2015

Zimmermann Hyper Eyelet Dress in Blue

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I partnered with TRESemmé to attend Miami Swim Week this year. As part of this collaboration, not only did I get my hair styled everyday (stay tuned for next week's post where I'll do a step­-by­-step instruction on how to recreate these looks), but also attended 2016 collection presentations, got to go backstage and watch TRESemmé stylists create amazing hairstyles and talk to them about their favorite hair tips, tricks and of course products!

TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam

ROAD MAP TO A GREAT STAYCATION

July 20, 2015


I've always believed in a good staycation! When life gets a little crazy and you feel tired, uninspired, exhausted and find yourself in a general state of meh, staycation is the best remedy. Over the years, I've developed a road map of sorts to maximize the benefits of these short trips, and so far, it hasn't  failed me once!:) So, without further ado, here is what I like to do: 

Getting active! Though spending a few days lounging the pool, sipping margaritas and doing absolutely nothing at all seems very appealing, in my experience, a little exercise does a body good! On our recent trip to Langham Pasadena, we took the most wonderful bike tour exploring the beautiful surrounding neighborhoods! Funny, you'd think that after a pretty rigorous hour-long bike ride we'd be tired, but instead we felt completely refreshed, energized, and ready for more adventures!:)


FEELING BLUE

July 18, 2015


Currently find myself completely obsessed with these high-waisted shorts... So good paired with lace yet equally interesting with more casual options like a simple white tee or button-down. In essence, another one of those items that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. And of course you know how much I enjoy that... :)


SUMMER STRIPES

July 15, 2015

When it comes to clothing, I think all of us have that something that we consciously or subconsciously gravitate to. For me, it's full skirts! Never met one I didn't like, but from time to time I meet one I like so much, it becomes an instant classic and a go-to skirt for every occasion. Today's post features a great example of just such a skirt:) Perfect tailoring, bold stripes and my particular weakness - pockets, all come together to create the prettiest, dreamiest skirt I've ever seen! Today, I decided to go for a slightly dressier look and paired it with a white blouse and bright red heels, but of course it would look just as cute worn with a pair of pointy toe flats and a simple tee... Basically the possibilities are endless, and of course you know how much I love that!


SANTA BARBARA WINE TASTING

July 13, 2015

ASOS Darccy vintage boho lace faff the shoulder dress

Found the most perfect dress to wear to a wine tasting in Santa Barbara... Light-as-air off the shoulder lace, for me, it just doesn't get better than that:) Though it works with pretty much any pair of heels imaginable and can easily be dresses up with some strappy sandals and a clutch, I actually prefer to downplay it with gladiators and a cross-body. Something about this combination has such relaxed and easy vibes and a quintessential Summer appeal! Love that! What do you guys think?

WANDERLUST & CO Trio Stack ring set

AMAZING LACE

July 10, 2015

PREEN by THORNTON BREGAZZI blue lace Hayden dress

Considering my weakness for high heels, I never imagined I would switch to flats, especially when it comes to dressier looks. Trust me, no one is more surprised than I am! And yet, lately I've become quite obsessed with pairing flats with midi dresses. Take today's look for example, the beautiful Preen lace dress I'm wearing in today's post could have worked with any number of heels, but worn with metallic flats, it looks a little less girly and a lot more chic. Speaking of dresses, I've had my eye on this one for quite some time now. You know how I feel about lace dresses and the color blue in general, but when you combine those two things together, the end result is simply irresistible! I've searched for this dress everywhere, giving up all hope at times, until I finally found it on Avenue32 and on sale nonetheless! Basically best case scenario all around!:) I also happen to find those metallic flats and dainty rings I'm wearing in today's post, and since they were also on sale and completed the look, I just couldn't resist...What can I say, it was a really good shopping day!:)