July 31, 2012

summer fiesta

In love with this ShopSosie dress that is the best of both my favorite worlds -- mixed prints and maxis. This dress just puts me in a skipping, twirling, and dancing sort of mood, ready for a summer night's fiesta under the twilight of hanging lights in a park. Great way to start my Monday off after such a busy, busy week when I've been so MIA (sorry!).  I missed you guys! Thank you all for always being so supportive of me and my blog, even if I am MIA a bit. You are all amazing and I never want to be away from you sweet readers. (Did I tell you this dress puts me in a good mood or what?? Go to ShopSosie now!)

dress: (c/o) ShopSosie
shoes: Sway (similar here)

July 30, 2012

instagram mondays

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1. waiting narcissistically for the AAA man 
2. mom's Tom Ford to my Chloe's
3. feelin back in time with my mom's vintage skirt from when she was 24
4. late night drive-thru in my unmatched PJs and unseen fuzzy slippers
5. the reason my week and thus my instagram was rather lackluster - busybee gearing up for the launch of Last Night

July 26, 2012

la creme

Laziness and the thick air of humid heat have beaten me down to wearing as minimal basics as possible just to get through the day, without feeling the sweat and discomfort of extra layers and frills. Pretty sight, right? But even with the simplest basics, dress it up! I switched out the old staple denim shorts for some vintage-inspired lace by Tulle that keeps it lightweight and cute. And instantly chic up your lazy look with pointy heels. By the way have you been spotting these Zara heels around the blogosphere? It's like the bloggerhood of the traveling heels every season with a certain pair of Zaras. These are just so amazing for the price - so Alexander Wang. You need to grab it before it never comes back. I honestly regretted not getting the black strappy Zaras from last season, but this definitely makes up for it. And to top the whole basic outfit off, I added the necessary pop of color with my trusty, scarlet red Foley + Corinna mid-city tote.

shirt: (c/o) Wildlife Works
shorts: (c/o) Tulle
heels: Zara
spike bracelet: ASOS

July 25, 2012

eye trip

(source: Vogue)

Givenchy Resort 2013

If I could have any of this, I'd die. 

July 24, 2012

tiger by my side

Yes, it's possible to wear scarves in the summer. Though summer scarves are a totally different breed than winter scarves - they're lighter, they're brighter, and they POP. They're the perfectly easy accessory to remix the old summer uniform by adding a bright neon or fun print, like the tiger one I'm wearing from Nepali by TDM Design. PLUS they can keep you warm on those nights that are cool but not cool enough to bring your jacket out. You know you hate holding that all day..

Just a reminder everyone that Nepali by TDM Design is holding a 50% off sale sitewide! Help them raise enough money by the end of summer to build a computer lab in the Nepalese village in which these beautiful scarves were handcrafted. Use code: COMPUTERS. Remember to shop fashionably and responsibly! Thank you all for your wonderful support!

scarf: (c/o) Nepali by TDM Design
shirt: Forever 21 (similar here)
shorts: A&F
shoes: Steve Madden (old) (similar here)
buddha bracelet: (c/o) Bee Charming
lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'

July 23, 2012

instagram mondays

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1. one more step closer to becoming a Bel Air Trophy Wife ✌
2. NCLA nails in Venice Beach Vixen and Bel Air Trophy Wife (hehe)
3. a sista sista saturday
4. chic Clare Vivier x Splendid iPad case to celebrate #SplendidSummer social media launch (check out their first video I'm in here!)
5. will you marry me, cupcake?
6. married to fashion
7. cute, cute, cute lattice top from Flirt Catalog with a little pink boostcase on the side
8. time for a wardrobe change - hello, boostcase
9. cool new Chloe's from Ditto
10. decisions at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
11. ultimate buy this weekend: dalmatian pointy flats
12. more decisions: white or cognac?
13. shinin in Gypsy Junkies

July 22, 2012

currently lusting for...

on point

...pointy pumps for Fall. Something about a pointy toe makes you feel like you can conquer the world.

(1st row L-R)
(2nd row L-R)
6. Zara
(3rd row L-R)

July 20, 2012

summer of love

I've been obsessed with mixing prints lately, possibly carelessly.  Maybe it's the whim of summer or it's just me being more me, but I'm finding my disposition to be more carefree lately. I'll tell you what inspires me right now...the "Summer of Love" scene with Pattie Boyd and George Harrison at Golden Gate Park...just look at all that paisley and print and color and free-ness. If I were to choose any era to experience, it would be the summer of 1967. Discovering that freedom to express, experience, and explore - that's something only to actually be there can we truly appreciate this privilege.

polka dot top: (c/o) Bella Dahl
paisley pants: (c/o) Paige Denim
bag: (c/o) Darling
heels: Forever 21

July 18, 2012

heat wave makeup essentials

My daily makeup I can't do without through this heat wave time of summer. Each of these have a fighting power that the glaring sun and melting heat can't win against. 

1. Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment: super hydrating with SPF 15 while leaving your lips a lush rosy pink.
2. Tarte Cheek Stain in Loving (c/o): skip the powder blush! Tarte's gel cheek stain in its new pinkish/coral color is flattering for any skin tone. Non-drying, won't clog your pores, and lasts through the hot day. 
3. Benefit They're Real Mascara (c/o): separates, curls, defines, yet thickens my straight, short eyelashes and doesn't leave a smudge at the end of my day. Best mascara discovery, ever. 
4. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer: My HG concealer. Waterproof, sweatproof - just stays. And covers. What it's meant to do, so your blemishes don't magically appear when happy hour rolls around. I wear Ivory 6.
5. Per-fekt Lip Perfection Gel in Hollywood (c/o): A truly different, long-lasting lip stain that leaves my lips silky and hydrated with a berry-kissed pucker. Non-drying and no sticky feeling. Finishes off a perfectly au naturale summer look. 
6. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral: a multifunctional cream blush and lip cover. It's a bit drying for the lips so I strictly use this for the cheeks, which is beyond amazing. Little goes a long way - just a dab of blush onto your fingers and a pat onto your cheeks - natural looking flush for days, even in a humid 100°F weather or through the ocean waves. 

And you know what? I did NOT anticipate the sun and the hot, dry weather messing up my hair this bad, so stay tuned on my next summer beauty segment on haircare and how Bangstyle's new product line comes to my distressed hair damsel's rescue.

Have any heat wave makeup saviors of your own? Share in the comments!

July 17, 2012

techno animal

Mara Hoffman leaves me speechless and dreaming. This 'techno animal' dress is the greatest little dress in my closet that is the life of the party in itself - a literal visual of a whimsical, vibrant, techno world.  I snagged this in 30 seconds as it went on sale at Nasty Gal. How could there be pieces of this left to go on sale?! Whatever, everyone else's lost, my immense treasured gain.  I literally have no more words to describe the vivacity of this inspired piece, but I'm sure the dress can scream for itself.

dress: Mara Hoffman
shoes: GoJane
necklace: c/o Crossroads Trading