Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LIFE FULL OF CONTRAST

   Hello my amazing friends! My life has been super crazy lately as far as school and working. Just to refresh your memory, I'm currently majoring in Clothing & Textiles but transferring to Santa Monica College this summer to pursue an A.A in Fashion Merchandising. I'm pretty excited and can't wait to continue my college career out there. How's your spring semester going by the way? Crammed with homework yet like I am? lol

Also I've have a new tribe at school! Meaning I have friends that have the same interest as me as far as fashion, gaming, and anime, yay! ♡


Photos by Sonia Reyes
Wide Brim Hat c/o Calico
Polka Dot Shirt: H&M (similar)
Ankle Boots: H&M (similar)

   I fell so in love with this shirt when I saw it at H&M. The simplicity of just a white collar shirt with black polka dots gives you various options on how you can style it. I wanted the shirt to pop out obviously so I put on everything black that I could find. Surprisingly I don't have a black cardigan so I'm kinda of worried about that lol. Also on a good note, I'm not struggling wearing my H&M booties anymore. Can I get a clap of hands because this is a huge accomplishment for me lol ♡







Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Look Book

Hey guys! Hope all is well, because with me, it really isn't. I've been sick for the past two weeks! Holy crap, right? I was going to make my January favorites video but unfortunately I lost my voice ): I'm on my way to recover right now because I've been popping cough drops like there's no tomorrow to get better lol. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the video! If you have any suggestions about the video, please let me know! And what type of videos would you like to see from me next? Psssst, I'm already doing my hair routine video lol  ♡

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TOBI X ALEXISSPLASH

   Hi friends! Hope you all are doing great! I've been in this power-mode for awhile where I can't stand not doing something proactive. I've just been goal-oriented and ready to make power moves. I wouldn't have felt this way if it wasn't for reading fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone's gal-power book, "If You have to Cry, Go Outside: and Other Things your Mother Never Told You." It's about her life and giving career advice for those who are interested with working in the fashion industry. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that just needs motivation to live their life and dreams. If you're not a big reader, then I suggest you watch her show Kell on Earth, which is now streaming on Netflix, yay! It basically shows you what it is like working in a fashion PR firm with famous designers like Jeremy Scott and other cool brands! Is there any show/book you're hooked on? Let me know so I can add it to the list! 

   Oh hey, I went to the museum today!


Photos by Elizabeth
Ankle Boots: H&M (similar)


   I had the amazing chance of working with one of my favorite stores, Tobi! For those of you who had never heard of Tobi, it's an online fashion boutique based out of California. I had an option of choosing several items of my choice to style for the blog. I received the Sweet on You Romper, which is seriously the cutest thing ever! It has adjustable shoulder straps and lace detailing that adds a romantic touch to the romper. And hey, did you notice that I called it a romper? Yeah, that's the best part, it's a romper! Hello freedom to sitting whatever way I want lol. I then styled it with some H&M ankle boots that I got on sale and a dog-tag necklace. 

   I wanted to make it a bit edgier but still keep it soft so I layered the romper with my very first choice and instant love from Tobi, the Cruising All Night Coat in Blush. It is seriously the edgiest thing I have in my closet that's not black lol. Not to mention that it's really soft and keeps me warm on this 60 degrees nights. And lastly I put on my Too Catty Sunglasses to add some sass and to hide my face from strangers while taking photos.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

RED TARGET

Hi friends! How's your 3-day weekend going? lol. I'm getting a bit more motivated now since I've been busy and a day of online shopping therapy. Seriously, shopping does wonders to my mood, haha. No wonder why I'm a blogger, huh?

A few weeks back I had a chance to collaborate with my old friend Ivan, who happens to do photography on the side. It was definitely a new experience for me, but a cool way to branch out and get comfortable shooting with different photographers besides my boyfriend. I'm not going to lie, I was pretty awkward and unnatural when it came to poses as you can probably tell below, haha. A lot of people, were complimenting both Ivan and I a lot which definitely gave me more confidence. Have you guys started taking photos for blog with various people yet? Was it awkward? lol. ♡ 

Photos by Ivan Sanchez                                                                                  
Wide Brim Hat c/o Calico  
Fringe Necklace: Forever 21 (Similar)
Basic Tee: Image
Knitted Sweater: Wet Seal (Similar)

Yes, I know you guys are probably tired of me wearing the same trend, but I can't help it! It's honestly the easiest way to dress during the winter. A basic tee with openings on the side, layered with a color-pop oversized sweater from Wet Seal, some "too-lazy-to-put-on-some-pants" leggings, and my signature wide brim hat and Night Watch Cutout Booties from Calico (which was originally $68.00 but is on sale now for $27.20!). I also bought this awesome staple necklace from Forever 21 just for $10 on sale! Seriously, I've been bargain shopping like crazy! lol.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

POST-VINTAGE

Hey everyone, hope you're doing well. As usual, it's been awhile since I posted up a blog post (I'm so sorry!). I'm going through the worst artist block ever at the moment and it sucks. I just feel when I have so much time on my hands and I have so less to do, it bothers me. That usually happens when I'm not in school and/or working. It's something that I'm currently battling with and I hope it will pass once I start school again. In the mean time, I've been doing little baby-steps to help improve my state and make me a better person. This usually starts by creating 3 commitments at the beginning of the day and some how fulfilling them. My three commitments of the day was eating a healthy breakfast, taking pictures for the blog, and not staying up pass 11pm today, lol. Is this something that you might be interested in doing?

Today I was hanging out with some friends and looking for a good location to shoot at, and what-do-you-know. We ended up at our old high school! It was nice going down memory lane again lol. Also, you're going to see that there are a few pictures with this random guy in there, yeah, please do not be afraid. That is just my good friend photobombing me lol.

Shorts: Thrifted
Tawny Boots: eBay (similar)

Today's look was inspired by my 16yr old self lol. I was all about the giant vintage movement (and still am) and wanted to bring it back, but without the thrift items. Forever 21 is having a BOGO free on all the sale items (STILL HAPPENING) and I couldn't look away from this knitted cardigan! I mean you can't have a vintage winter look without something knitted lol. From there, I layered it up a Wet Seal basic tee, Crystal & Casings Turquoise Howlite Double Chain necklace, my thrifted shorts with sheer distressed leggings, cute designed socks, and my tawny boots. I'm honestly not wearing much, but can you believe that I wasn't freezing my butt off?! Right?! lol.