Friday, May 27, 2011

Travel style and tips

So I have a very long wait till I board the plane and an even longer time ride on my way to the west coast. 6 hours from DC to SF- really?! So I guess I will be blogging (my hubby suggested I should. lol)
We all have traveled either locally or globally. I have traveled over 50 countries and I learned to travel comfortably but still stylish.

 I am a girly girl so dresses are always my go to travel outfit. All you got to do is find the right look for you and style it up a bit. I styled my dress with a tribal look-a fedora hat, thick belt and bangles and vintage tribal necklace.

Travel tips: 

  • always carry a jacket or a cardigan just in case  you get cold in the plane ride.
  • Try to mix the same color scheme for your outfit so you don't end up over packing (I try to bring 3 different dresses per day so I have options;)
  •  Carry extra clothes in your carry-on in case they loose your luggages (which frequently happens to me. lol)
  •  and try to get all your expensive make-up, jewelry, etc in your carry-on (in case the luggage gets lost, you don't have to spend money to replace them temporarily)

I am now ready for my 4 day weekend in San Francisco. Yay!

On me:
Tribal tie knot black less "tramp" dress, $21.00 Tjmaxx stores
Woven fedora hat, $5.80
Tan belt, $ 14.00 bakers shoes stores
Red, navy and tan beaded necklace $7.00
Tan t-cross ankle cuff flats, $16.95
Variety of wooden bangles
Leather stitched cuff bracelet, $ 14.00 bought from a vendor in Ocean city MD
Galleria PM, $1430.00
Pink Marc Jacobs sleeve, $40.00  for my Macbook (carried inside my LV )

Thursday, May 26, 2011


We all know summer heat can get extreme. If I want to go out and about in a hurry in this east coast heat,  shorts and sleeveless are my go to outfit. Shorts and sleeveless ensemble does not have to be plain. Accessorize yourself with a cute hat, heels, belts and it can make the outfit fab:)

Sushi dinner date outfit. On me:
Navy and white Rumor silk shirt, $13.00 TJmaxx stores
Paris blues dark denim shorts, $24.00 Macy's stores
Woven tan fedora hat, $8.90 charlotte russe stores
Two tone woven belt, $9.80
Variety of wooden bangles
Faux suede navy wedge, $22.00
Oval navy ring, $6.90
COACH white messenger bag, $300 Coach stores 

"we love our sushi!"

Fashion changes, but styles endures

I love Coco Chanel’s quotes. She knows fashion inside and out. Everyone should live by this quote. Fashion changes but style endures. Fashion changes so much that it’s hard to keep up. The key to looking fabulous is to find what best fits your body type. Create your very own style and if you love it, stick to it. I have learned the hard way that I have to dress for my body type. Yes it was a many hits and miss but I think I may have found what works best for me. You should do too. Let your style endure…..
On me:
Beaded black chiffon dress with waist tie, $36.99
Black faux leather flats, $ 19.99
Leaf earrings, $12.00
Vintage silver tribale necklace, $6.00
Black leather stappy cuff, $14.95 h&m stores
Purple oval ring, $6.90
Lambskin quilted Chanel, $2975.00

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In a nut shell... a flower girl.

Some people take life too seriously..... I am a firm believer in being happy with whatever life hands to me and living life to its fullest.
In a nut shell... I am who I made myself to be. When I was younger, I use to think that Guam was it for me. That I was never going to leave but I joined the military.... met some great people, got some great experienced and traveled over 50 coutries.  Like many people, I am afraid of alot of things. I am afraid of heights but I have skydived, I am afraid drowning but I have jumped off a  25 ft water fall and even dabbled with surfing. I have never  seen snow until I left Guam but I am now a pretty bad ass snowboarder.  Your life is what you make it to be. I don't want to look back and say I should have done that... soooo I will do whatever it is I want to do now.
Like Drew Barrymore quoted "I  don't want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child."

On me:
Linen strapless flowy dress, $54.90
Gold t-strap flats, $ 24.99 bakers shoes stores
Vintage triple stone necklace, $10.00 Downtown Vintage, Florida
Flower headbandm $4.80
Oval purple ring, $ 6.90

My first black hawk ride-Baghdad Iraq
My 26th B-day Skydive- Trieste Italy
Surfing Camp-PenichePortugal

Snowboarding in Cortina Italy
Camel ride-Dohan Qatar

Traveling to Egypt

Horseback riding in Lake Ozark MO

Monday, May 23, 2011

Photo Expressions

I am not a good photographer.. it's a hit or miss for me. But I do believe photography is an expression of our life in every way. So if  my friends or family asks me to take photos of them, I am willing to jump at that chance to portray their life from my version of photos.

On me:
Sheer floral uneven top, $17.90
Light denim shorts, $24.00 TJMaxx stores
Floral pin (pinned to generic elastic band)
Leaf earrings, $12.00
Suede taupe laced up booties, $87.00
Michael Kors leather gray bag, @230 Michael Kors stores

A showcase of a proud graduate and the happiness she shares with her loved one.

Me and my ultimate favorite.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Party in Pink

Alas! This party girl finally got her degree:)
I opted not walk for our graduation ceremony since I get bored easily and I went to a venetian ball instead but it does not mean I can't party with my fellow graduates.
Theme pink in honor of breast cancer month for my friend DJ's mom and my husband's mom.

On me:
Pink, purple, white bandage dress, $36.99
Dark fuchsia/purple platform heels, $40.00
White vintage envelope clutch, $6.00

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Give back... get TOMS

If you love shoes... then you should own a pair of Toms shoes.
TOMS was founded on a simple premise: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.
Not only are their shoes super comfortable but they are completey cute and versatile. Get yourself a pair and give back while stil being fashionable.

On me:
Dark Angel strapless dress, $102.00
Red tear drop earrings, @14.00 target stores.
Black round ring, $6.90
Red canvas women's classic, $44.00

Friday, May 20, 2011

Reason to dress

Wherever you go, give yourself a reason to get dress. Yes, I may just be going to mall but you wanna make a bet I will make an excuse to look fabulous;)

On me:
Satin khaki green romper, $24
Jessica Simpson Moccao heels, $89
Two tone woven brown belt, $ 12
Variety of bangles in colors of wooden brown and fuchsia, $4.95-8.95
Leaf earrings, $12
Fuchsia beaded necklace, $8.90
Woven brown clutch, $5.90 uniquethriftstore.con


They say pictures are worth a thousand words... I believe this...also because I am more of a visual person. My photogs are expression of me... the things I love and the people I love in my life....
I got this quote today from someone in FB. I think it fits me and my hubby so I decied to post it with one of my favorite pics of us....

Half the equation is what you do with your life. The other and most important life is who you do it with. YOU+ME=BETTER MATH.

on me:
H&M black and pink heart dress, $19.95 H&M stores
Black patent peep toe heels, $32.00
Black bangle, $12.00 claires stores.

Shoe fetish

I have an addiction to shoes. I love em all. They are like a work of art to me.
I don't really care if they are top brands or not, as long as they catch my eye.. they are mine! Within these past five days, I bought myself 8 pairs of shoes (Ok one was a graduation gift from my sister and mom cause they are awesome) and I wanted to share them all with you shoe lovers.

Faux suede purple knot tie heels, $ 32.00
Jeffrey Campbell El carmen red and white dot heels, $120.00 (My graduation gift. Thanks sis and mom)
Jessica Simpson Dany in frost color, $98.00
Black suede rope lace-up platform heels, $83.00
Faux suede privelege leopard wedge sandals,$37.00
Privileged Lucinna Red Perforated Peep Toe Platform Wedges, $45.00

And I almost forgot these other two beauties:)
Kathy-S Snake Teardrop Slingback Pump in Teal, 27.90
Qupid Drama-12 Strappy Open Toe Sandal in yellow , $24.90

Thursday, May 19, 2011

El Carmen

I am enslaved by fashion. In the past two days, I  bought 5 pairs of shoes, 2 dresses, a skirt, & earrings from various website. My next shoes... are these cute polka dot Jeffrey Campbell shoes. And the hubby approves so that's always a good things:)

Jeffrey Campbell El Carmen $120.00 <3
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Fashion trends will always come back. We have seen that every year.
One of the popular trend this summer are Fringes. If you have not gotten something with fringes, well you better go out and get some because they are hot now and they will be hot again and again and again.
This HOT trend for Spring/Summer is  perfect for the indie carefree  or boho look that you can find in every designer looks.
As a fashionista on a budget, I wanted a fringe bag but did not want to spend big bucks on a bag.
So I got a faux suede purple fringe bag from for $40.00 and I love it. Get your fringe bag today!

On me:
Faux suede purple fringe bag $ 40.00
Gray v-neck t-shirt $8.90
Brown Fedora hat with purple lining $16.95 World Market stores
Floral skirt, $13.90
Jessica Simpson Moccao heels $89.99
Variety of wooden bangles, $4.95-6.95
Leaf earrings $12.00

Seen on stars:
Ashley Tisdale with a purple JJ winters fringe bag.
JJ winters dark brown fringe bag $270.00
Topshop fringe bag $70.00

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Naked Truth

"I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best."

Everyone should live by this quote. I believe that  YOU should love yourself for who you are. For your bad or good days, crazy or sane days, ugly or pretty days..whatever you are going through, your significant other should be able to handle you and love you for everything you are. That's when you know, you have found the one.
I am not perfect.. I am crazy most days...  but I m grateful  to the man who loves me even at my worst and trust me he has seen it. So now I know I can be the best to him because he truly deserves it.

This picture is not a glamour shot btw. This is me trying to take my mind of at the Dr's office for my yearly physical. Aaaaaaaahhh what an iPhone editing can do you for you. lol

Wedge it up!

Wedges are great! It gives you the height you need  but with all the wedge support so you can walk without fear of loosing balance and breaking an ankle^-^. Nowadays shoe designers added more height and variety of styles to our beloved wedges. Here are some of my picks.
Privilege Leopard Print $37.00
Jeffrey Campbell two timer bootie wedge $160.00
Fuschia Charles David wedge, $69.00
Qupid Flavia bootie wedge $42.00

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Bright colors are dominating the runways this summer. Within these colors, marigold makes its way to many of the designer’s hearts.
Marigold color is not as metallic or neon yellow, marigold color is a dark yellow but given a little touch of pastel. The color itself makes a statement and can easily be paired with neutral colors like white, black, gray, brown or brick red color.
If you are not comfortable with marigold outfit, use it as an accent such as in bag, clutch or shoes.

On me:
One sleeve puffy dress $79.00 (on sale now)
Black criss cross strap heels, $35.00
Vintage round earrings, $6.00
Black beaded necklace (used as bracelet), $16.00
Tiffany heart bracelet, $250.00
Lambskin quilted Chanel, $2975.00

 Seen on runways:
Marc by Marc Jacobs marigold "classic Q"bag, $358.00


Hit list

What's on your hit list?

These heels have been on my mind... oh please oh please... can I have them all? ^_^
One down....5 more to go. lol. Get em while you can!
Yellow studded heel Gomaxx, $50.00
Jessica Simpson "Bendie" color block heels, $90.00
Jessica Simpson "Tookie" platform heels, $79.99
Fuchsia  "Heist" suede heels, $120.00
Promise "Pipa" stacked heel in lime, $52.00
Spiked decor Sam Eldman "Lorissa" heel, $200.00

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fashion For A Cause

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
 -Coco Chanel

 Everyone should see fashion this way. Fashion does not only apply when you were your dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, etc... it exists in everything you do.Like Coco Chanel says, "fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Take a dear friend of mine, DJ. She is dressing up in pink for the whole month of May for her mother's legacy. Her mother died from cancer and so in her honor she will dress pink for the whole month. 
We (DJ, Mayra, and I)  recently  graduated with our BA from UMUC. It is a great accomplishment for all of us to get our BA ( I skipped out the graduation to go the ball but I was with them in spirit during our graduation. lol)
And to make her mom even prouder, she honors her legacy as well during her graduation day.

Cute as button, dressed in pink-Fashion For A Cause

On DJ:
Pink/black/green floral tube dress, $40.00
Black double strap belt
Pink rose earrings, $6.00 Aldo stores
Black strappy heel, $45.00 Jessica Simpson 
Silver charm bracelet, $400.00