Monday, November 28, 2011

Girls just wanna have fun

I love that 80’s song because I can definitely relate to it. I like to have fun!
 Life should be fun and we should try to live it to the fullest. That’s my goal- live life to its fullest with no regrets. I shop love to shop, travel the world, snowboard, and experience any opportunities that comes my way.
My idea of having fun applies to fashion as well. Fashion should be fun and not restricted with rules. If it’s a hit then it is a “YAY” for me. If it’s miss then… who cares?! Why should I care what anyone thinks, it is my expression and it’s fun for me.

 I decided to have fun with my Saturday shopping outfit this past weekend. I found this Disney top with Daisy duck on it from Target. It was super cute with pink prints. I decided to toughen it up with leather pants and harness boots and my vintage brixton hat. It’s definitely a fun “ME” outfit.

On me:
Disney “Daisy” longsleeve dolman top, $12.99
Faux leather leggings, $35.00
Sam Edelman Zoey boots, $224.00
Vintage pink brixton hat, $18.00
Lambskin quilted Chanel, $2975

Me and my baby in his cone of shame. lol. he would rather eat leaves and dirt than sit with his mama. 

Lunch date at hooters and shopping with my favorite person, my hubs. 

Friday, November 25, 2011


Three thanksgivings ago, while I was still in the military, I got deployed to Iraq. Even though, like many soldiers I knew I had to serve my country, I was reluctant to go. In Iraq, I met my wonderful husband and I am thankful everyday for God’s blessings in disguise. I am thankful for bestfriend, rock and hero, my husband Tommy, the cutest pup ever Titan, all my wonderful friends around the world, my awesome family, and God’s continuous blessings. I am also thankful that my wonderful hubby supports my love for fashion and encourages me to achieve my dream. Happy thanksgiving everyone! Let’s keep the troops in our thoughts and prayers who has to spend this holiday away from their families.

This thanksgiving, we didn’t go to our parent’s to spend thanksgiving. Since we are trying to have some leave for Christmas, we opted to stay local. What better way to spend thanksgiving than to spend it with your friends from your hometown that lives around the area as well. Our friends from Guam, the Malinao’s hosted an Island style thanksgiving with barbeque, red rice, kelaguin and more yummy island food. They did however have a turkey so my hubby was in luck. Lol. It was a great thanksgiving with delicious food and awesome friends. More pictures to come….

On me:
Queen Of The Tigris Maxi Dress in taupe,
Vintage taupe clutch, DessaFashionLove ETSY
Triple ring harness bracelet,
Vintage suede belt with gold buckle, DessaFashionLove ETSY
Privelege black faux suede wedges, $42.00

I am thankful for my family <3

The yummy feast at the Malinao's
more thanksgiving pictures to come once I get off work:/

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Salmon, please.

Omg omg.. while looking for dresses last night, I can across this beautiful salmon sweetheart chiffon dress. I already bought a dress for my New Year’s eve gala from (picture below) and although I did not want to spend a lot of money for a dress worn one time, I had to get this dress! I hope I get it on time because I would love to rock this beautiful salmon color piece. Salmon, PLEASE!

Red Gathered Rose Strapless Bubble Prom Dress, $102.00

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Etsy goods

I have new items on my Etsy store.
 I love vintage and I know many people do as well. I think it's a budget fashionista's duty to share her love for vintage in affordable prices. The pieces I sell depends on how much I find the items. If you have any suggestions or want to see a certain size, please feel free to contact me at Thanks.

Check out more in my store!

Some of my vintage pieces on Etsy. More to come....

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Flowy red

I have awesome friends! 
My beautiful friend, Cheryl, went to Australia a couple of weeks ago and got a bunch of us girls cute clothes. She scored me a flowy red skirt and a navy top. She knew how hot asymmetrical hemlines are right now and she got each one of us an asymmetrical clothing pieces. I love it so much that this is the second time i've worn it- once in school and now to go for a lunch date with the hubby and some christmas shopping. 

On me:
Black/white vintage print top, DessaFashionLove
Red cotton asymmetrical skirt,
Sam Edelman Zoey boots, $194
Knitted beanie, $6.80
Faux leather biker jacket, $49.50
Lambskin quilted Chanel, $2975

metro ride to Downtown DC

Yummy. my first time in Pot Belly:)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

DIY: studded booties

I finally did it! I finally finished my DIY studded JC lita studded look a-like. After months and months of stalling, I finally got the right tools to finish my beautiful studded booties.
Initially, I used glue to put the studs together but since I am a  very clumsy girl that trips a lot on herself, some of my studs fell off:/ Luckily, a fellow fashionista friend of mine, Paul, told me about his DIY studded project and that he bought leather puncher. So I got one and boom- I finally have my very own studded booties.

What you need:
Lace up leatherette booties, $41.95
Leather hole puncher, $19.99
Stud cones, price varies

Once I get more studs, I will attempt to do the heels. 

My DIY studded booties cost less than $80 dollars compared to the jeffrey campbell studded Lita with a price range of $189-224. yay for DIY!

If you want the original JC studded lita for $185-$229, get them @

Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn love

I love the season when the leaves turn yellowish/orange and it slowly falls into the ground. There’s serenity about this season….
I also love the color of clothing that comes out around this time. Their rich colors combined with the season makes me want to dress up like I belong in a romantic movie. Lol.
I got the head piece I am wearing from I loved the idea of wine color flowers to wear as a head piece. It makes me feel like a wood fairy or wood goddess. I combined it with a green dress from forever 21 and black wedges with my vintage luxe coat I found while I was in Dallas Texas. Don’t you just love autumn….

On me:

Vintage black coat with floral engraving d├ęcor, Found in Dallas Texas
Asos floral head piece, $14.95
Dark Green low back dress, $22.95
Privelege black faux suede wedges, $42.00
Leaf ring, $12

New Etsy Items

I have new items on my Etsy store.
 I love vintage and I know many people do as well. I think it's a budget fashionista's duty to share her love for vintage in affordable prices. The pieces I sell depends on how much I find the items. If you have any suggestions or want to see a certain size, please feel free to contact me at Thanks.

Some of my vintage pieces on Etsy. More to come....


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lazy Sunday

My Sundays are my lazy days. I like dressing up but Sundays I can live in my pajamas with an over size tee and I am good to go. But if I do have to go out and about then my outfit consists of anything I can put on easily. Leggings or jeans, loose tank, and biker boots are pretty my much go-to lazy look. Just add a statement necklace, rad rings/earrings and a hat and there you go- a casual- yet still stylish look.

I wore this outfit for a Sunday of doing errands with the hubby, lunch date and hanging out outdoors with titan before lounging out to do some homework (boo!)

On me
Love21 uneven hem top, $22.95
Let's Get Digital Yellow Print Leggings, $19.00
Vintage tribal necklace,
Vintage brixton hat
Jeffrey Campbell France Strap boot, $178
Ukita Dirty Martini Marc by Marc Jacob bag, $500

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Birthday dinner

We did not get to celebrate my friend, Mayra's birthday in October so I wanted to at least throw her a little dinner. We picked one of my favorite italian restaurant called Vapiano. They have great food and relaxed environment. I got her a strawberry cake because what's a birthday celebration without one. All and all it was great time with great people.

On me:
Cocoa cut out dress with hardware trim, $29.80
Suede laced up taupe booties, $89.00
vintage taupe clutch
Spiked ring,