S h o w some S k i n♥ Can’t believe Valentine’s Day is just days away and I actually have a Valentine this year (umm yes pretty cray cray I know :p)! Whether you are heading out for a romantic night with your boo or you are simply doing a Girl’s Night, dressing up is a V-Day must!
One of my go-to sites for stocking up on cute date night dresses + shoes is AMI ClubWear! Not only do they have every color, pattern and style you can dream of, but they are all at super low prices! (Just what a fashionista needs to switch up her date night look every weekend)!
I am OBSESSED with this red long sleeve skater dress from AMI ClubWear! It is cotton material, reallycomfy and shows just the right amount of leg😉 It comes in multiple colors and can be dressed up or down for a casual Sunday brunch or a dressy night out!
What better way to truly ‘shine‘ + ‘stand out‘ on Valentine’s Day than with some metallic shoes and accessories!! These metallic silver gladiator sandal heels are sexy, sassy + truly make a statement…plus they match with everything and can also be toned down with a pair of skinny jeans (perfect shoe for any occasion).
My silver clutch (similar to this one from GiGi NY) is also an easy go-to for any night out and is a great alternative to the typical little black clutch or cross body.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without having yourself a little ‘L O V E‘♥ I think I have plenty :p I’ve had a thing for dainty + delicate jewels lately like this long chain circle pendant necklace + X Ring…since it’s the most romantic night of the year, this Love Ring + Love Necklace were basically required 🙂
Oh yea…Red Lipstick? Perfect for Date Night smooching 😉
Winter is always a tough time for my skin. I have combination skin, meaning sometimes it’s oily (especially during my time of the month) and other times (like during the cooler winter months) it gets really dry. It’s hard to find the right products that help prevent breakouts but also make my skin soft and smooth…the solution? Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser + Cleansing Scrub!
I have tried all different types of face washes, scrubs, cleansers, masks + more but I never thought I’d fine these awesome Bioré products on sale (with limitedquantity) coupons at Walmart! Walmart is one of my go-to places to shop for everything because of the great rollbacks and prices…who knew the same applied to beauty + skincare!
I picked up Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser to help penetrate pores and gently exfoliate my skin and help prevent further breakouts without over drying my skin. It helps to balance and smooth your skin (which I always need from spontaneous breakouts) and it dissolves dirt, makeup and oils from a long day leaving your skin feeling fresh and soft as can be (much needed after a long day at the office or running around LA) :p Best part?It purifies pores in just 2 days!! That’s some quick results right there!
In addition to repairing my pores, Bioré is helping me preventbody breakouts and smooth out my skin all over with their Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub. I don’t know if it’s just me, but for the past year I have been experiencing breakouts all over (notjust on my face anymore). I’ve went to dermatologists, tried tons of medications and nothing has done the trick to prevent breakouts or help even out my skin…but this new Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub has worked to gently exfoliate my skin, remove flaky and dry skin and smooth out my skin tone.
The product itself is pretty cool all you need to do is pour some out and it activates with water. It fizzes and foams and reminds me of a fun little science experiment (I mean what is cooler than that? right!) haha!
First, wet your face a little…then simply pour some of the Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub into the palm of your hand…Add a little H20 (aka water — figured I’d get a little scientific with you :p) and then B A M! The product begins to foam up in your hand! Apply it to your face in a massaging motion and you can feel the F I Z Z! ♥
Just keep S W I M M I N G…Crazy to think that swim suit season is just around the corner (and even crazier to think that while there is snow on the ground in NYC!)…perks of living in LA? No snow in sight 😉 Just sunshine, pool days and some new swimwear from Target!
So time to be honest…swimwear has been my least favorite thing to shop for…why? Because nothing truly tests your confidence like slipping in to a bikini or one piece and wanting to look ‘sexy‘, ‘fit‘ and ‘beautiful‘. Especially in today’s day and age, it’s really tough to feel like a ‘million bucks‘ with models, celebrities and social media stars (cough cough Jen Selter) looking like they spend their entire lives at the gym…drinking Kale smoothies and doing the latest exercise routine to take over the country. Well truth time…that’s not me, nor will it ever be me. I work out because I want to bingeeat movie theater popcorn at least once a week…I hate Kale and I am A OK with jogging on the treadmill (I prefer to spend my money on shoes as opposed to the latest workout craze :p)!
Well luckily Target has made it easy for even a gal like me to find swimwear flattering enough to flaunt on Instagram…yup totally Insta-Worthy! Whether you are curvy, sporty, pear shaped, have an apple bottom, want to accentuate your waist, lift your chest or hide your perceived ‘problem areas’, Target has the perfectswimsuit for you…Don’t have #FOMO (fear of missing out) this summer because you are worried about how you look in a swimsuit…Target has got you covered!
My personal body issues have followed me ever since I was pre-teen. I was teased, bullied and always made to dream of having that ‘picture perfect’ figure. Well news flash…perfection doesn’t exist and years later I am finally beginning to feel confident in the skin I am in! Do I have moments where I worry about how I look? ABSOLUTELY! But, I also vow to not have a ‘Fear Of Missing Out‘ this summer (or in my case year round :p ain’t LA great)!
That’s why Target wants YOU to take the #NOFOMO pledge! What does that mean? Don’t have the Fear Of Missing Out this summer!! Head to the beach, go for a dip in the pool, lay out and catch some color…no matter what it is you want to do this summer, Target will help you feel your absolute best in the swimsuit just right for you!
Clear Blue Skies, views of Hollywood + unlimited sunshine…that’s what comes to mind when I tell my NY friends about life in LA…ok so for the most part…it’s totally true! B U T there is the occasional rain spell, wind storm (like we are currently having) + even some chilly temperatures. So what is an LA transplant who is expecting endless sunshine to do? Get personalized weather forecasts straight to her phone so she is ready to seize the day of course 😉 And now that is possible with Poncho — the first weather app tailored to YOU with cute gifs, adorable sayings + plenty of colorful graphics (and we know how much I LOVE color)!
Poncho is awesome — a cool cat who acts like your BFF and helps you answer the age old questions us gals seem to have every morning…’What should I wear today?‘. Well Poncho makes it easy! When you register for the app you put in where you work, where you play, where you live, when you wake up etc. so Poncho can custom tailor the weather forecast for the day or week based on YOU and your needs! How cool is that?!
I always encountered the problem where it would be warm where I lived but cool where I work or vice versa…now with Poncho I am able to know what the day ahead will be look — heck, Poncho even helps ladies by providing a ‘hair‘ forecast (never worry about ‘Is it going to be a frizzy hair day?‘ again)! Now you will know ahead of time — so you can cut time off your morning routine 😉
Thanks to Poncho, I knew that the day I shot these photos at the Universal City Overlook it was clear skies AND frizz free :p So now to breakdown my casual LA look (which is acceptable ‘winter wear‘ for Cali…oh how I love being here)!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…once again it’ll be another romantic evening spent with my gal pals…but that doesn’t mean I can’t certainly share some ‘Date Night‘ style (or rather anytime style) here! I’ve been kinda obsessed with ‘retro’ vibes lately, so that means bell bottoms, bell sleeves + a little fringe…
Nothing is quite as effortlessly chic as this white chiffon bell sleeve dress! Dress it up for a night out, or layer a vest + wear ankle boots for a casual ‘anytime‘ look!
Here are a few of my favorites:
Since this is the first of a few Valentine’s Day outfit posts, only suiting my shoes + bag are red…RED h o t! These red fringe sandals (via AMI Clubwear) are perfect for any occasion (work, play, date night, girls night out, etc.) My bag is from Vera Bradley and it is now my go-to bag for all of February<3
New Year…New Skin and time for a little ‘Refresh‘! Winter has always been a challenging time for me when it comes to my skin care routine. My skin is constantly struggling between being oily or overly dry…joys of combination skin :p Luckily Dove has a few options that are sure to get my skin (and yours) back to normal during the winter season.
# T B T! Nothing like a little ‘Pic’ Me Up with this picnic style look (not intentional but this blue plaid shirt paired with a pop of red reminds me of a picnic :p) Bright colored pieces and a girly look always cheer me up and put me in a sassy mood…what gal doesn’t feel like a million bucks when wearing a stylish little number that shows some leg and maybe a little cleavage…gotta be risque every now and again…right? 😉
I’ve always been mad for plaid, but I decided to style this Shabby Apple plaid shirt differently than usual. Pairing it with a high waisted midi skirt and tying it, gives off that effortless chic retro vibe that I feel like embracing every few months 🙂 While I love ModCloth and flashbacks to trends from certain eras, I can only be ‘retro’ so often…luckily this outfit is one of those moments!
This look was shot a couple of months ago outside a little Mexican restaurant in Studio City. The decor and building helped make this look stand out even more and it was the ideal backdrop for an impromptu picnic :p Ok, maybe I didn’t actually picnic, but…this outfit is perfect for one 😉 Plan ahead to spring + summer ladies!
Between the navy with the plaid and then the pops of red, nude shoes were the way to go. I love nude peep toe booties like these because they match with any and everything AND they elongate your legs! Even better…nothing like a good leg day…as in a day when your legs look fabulous in a skirt 😉 haha not leg day at the gym…
Speaking of picnics…here in LA the storm ‘El Nino’ is happening…rain, wind ugh…not feeling it, I will be dreaming of picnic perfect weather 😉