Friday, September 12, 2014

Draped in Pearls


Happy Friday! Today I'm going to share a few easy and quick ideas to glam up a simple outfit. So for this look I chose a pair of wide legged trousers with black suspenders. I purchased these pants with the suspenders already attached, but you can easily accomplish this by clipping on any suspenders of your choice. Easy peasy!

If you don't already own one, I highly recommend investing in a black bralette like the one seen here. There are a variety of ways to wear them! They look super hot under sheer tops. They're great for tops that are too low and loose around the breasts (like some tank tops), and if you're up for it, you can even wear it as top like I did, adding edge to this look.    





I found that this outfit made me feel a little 1940's mobsterish, which wasn't what I was going for. The first thing that came to mind was adding a feminine touch, and pearls did just the trick. Buuuut, I kinda draped my self in all the pearls in my jewelry box. I've always wanted to, and thought this was a great opportunity to since I was lacking some glam. 



In case you didn't notice my right foot is a little camera shy on this post. Why you ask??.. Well, I recently under went a corrective surgery last week (bummer!), and despite the pesky pain and inability to stand on my poor foot (and ugly boot I have to wear), I'm delighted to still be able to deliver this post to you guys. I love sharing with you all, and I didn't want this healing process to stop me from doing so. Hope you all enjoyed this quick how to. Have an amazing weekend. Cheers! 




Bralette: Urban Outfitters (they have so many cute ones!)
Sheer Top: F21 (check this one out)
Trousers: Angl 
Pearls: Here are some great ones I found!
Shoe (singular): Guess by Marciano (close resemblance)
Sunglasses: ZeroUV

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Valley Girl Grunge



Did that really just happen? Are we officially in fall? As much as I'm going to miss summer, I do look forward to fall fashion. Im sure a lot of you can relate. Some of my favorite things about fall style are all the awesome mellow tones that embody the season. Here you can see me wearing my favorite flannel with some of those fall tones that I missed during the summer. Don't get me wrong, I love bright colors, but boy does it feel good to wear a lbd and not feel out of season.  This little mesh number was perfect for the dry heat we are still experiencing.



My college semester just started and that means a lot of commuting through campus via walking. At the end of the day my feet were happy I chose these platform sneakers to get around. Plus, hello their velvet! I get super stoked over velvet.






So its been one year since I started this blog and I want to thank everyone that has been following and supporting thus far. It means so much to me that each and every one of you have found my blog helpful in any way or form. Blogging has allowed me to meet some amazing people and has taken me to amazing places. Thank you for staying tuned and I look forward to another year of sharing this passion of mine. As always,
 CHEERS!



Flannel: Lucky Brand (similar)
Dress: Forever 21 (samesies here and here)
Nylons: American Apparel
Sneakers: H&M
Ear cuff: Similar here

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wildflower


Hey there! Hope everyone is having a happy Tuesday so far… but on another note, let me take you back to this weekend. Last Sunday was a great warm day for a party at the park where my very good friend was celebrating her b-day and also saying farewell to L.A., and soon saying hello to her new home in San Francisco. I wore these playful daisy shorts, and crochet bustier because, well.. something told me there was going to be a water balloon fight…ahheemm. ;)

I mainly wanted to wear summer friendly fabrics to stay comfy but I couldn't resist wearing this vegan leather fringe vest. I'm seriously trying hard not to wear it out, but its kind of hard when it looks so awesome there hanging in my closet! Its just so versatile. Here it added a perfect edge that tied in the texture and color of this look.




You know me, chunky gold accessories are my weakness. Can you blame me? :o




I love everything about these booties. On top of being super cute, they are also comfy. I can walk in these for hours.


As I mentioned earlier, my bff is leaving and I am so proud of her accomplishments and her amazing move to bigger and better things. Although I am sad I won't have her as close, since she is one of my most trusted friends, I can't wait to see her blossom out there. My little wildflower Liz, this post is for you. May love, happiness, and success always be by your side. Cheers!






Vest: Urban Outfitters (in black)
Top: Brandy Melville (similar)
Shorts: Urban Outfitters 
Shoes: Nasty Gal (these are cute)
Sunglasses: Hot Topic
Cuff: F21

Friday, August 1, 2014

Boho LBD


This California heat has got us all looking for some shade, so I went miniature golfing with my husband and son at this cool little man made oasis. It was only ideal to wear a loose fit lbd with breathable fabric. If this dress had another inch of fabric I think I would've melted! OK, maybe I'm exaggerating, but it is super hot.

Some of the elements that attracted me to this dress were the knitted patterns on the collar and bottom hem. Lbds' can sometimes be a little plain, and it's details such as these that give you a little more to work with when attempting this look. 





 Stay hydrated everyone, its a hot one. Cheers!



Dress: Vintage (but these are so this summer)
Sandals: Report (take a look at these)
Necklace: H&M (this one is awesome)
Bag: Fossil (check this one out)
Glasses: Slimskii

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spiced White T


While running some errands around Hollywood I wore this little bright ensemble. Since it was the middle of the week I decided to wear a plain white t-shirt, but I didn't want to feel dull so I slipped in to this vibrant mini skirt by Shrinking Violet, to spice things up. I really appreciate the subtleness of a white tee, it's like having a plain canvas just waiting to be splashed with color.  






Pops of color were a re-occurring theme with this outfit. I enjoyed playing with the different hues on the skirt and matching them with my shoes, purse, and accessories. 


Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Stay cool, it's a hot one! Cheers!




Top: Gap
Skirt: Shrinking Violet (look at this one)
Shoes: ASOS
Purse: Vince Camuto (this one is cute)





Monday, July 14, 2014

Camo and Tie-Dye


So this week I want to share with you guys a little about two awesome prints and how to match them. Somewhere between the end of last year and through all of this year, tie dye has taken over almost all of our favorite retail stores. Camo isn't falling too far behind, although, I honestly don't think camo will ever be out of fashion. With that being said, what happens when you put them together? An ootd worth posting about!

For this look I chose two pieces that resembled in tones, which are earthly tones. By doing so I was able to tone down all the mixing and matching action going on. We all know tie dye alone can be pretty loud on its own. However, I wouldn't blame you if you chose to wear traditional bright tie dye, after all it is summer. Matched together with this camo cargo skirt and little hints of metallics this quickly became one of my favorite summer looks. 









 I want to give a huge shout out to my two favorite helpers, my son and my husband. Those of you who follow me on social networks know that I am indeed a mom to a sweet CJ, and a wife to a wonderful Mr. Olano. I want to thank them so much for supporting my blog and helping make this an unforgettable adventure. Mommy loves you! Cheers!



Top: Angl
Skirt: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch (this one is awesome)
Shoes: Aldo (these are cute)
Earrings: Similar here and here

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oasis


Recently I went on a quick road trip to Las Vegas with family and friends, and I had my self a blast! The fun thing about road trips is the bonding you get to do on the long drive. Of course my main topic of conversation was fashion and my profound love for it, sigh.... 

While on the topic, for this trip I wore these incredible Zara shorts. They were the ideal choice for this sort of dessert trip because of their flexible fabric and perfect length for the temperatures ahead. With the shorts I wore a sheer knitted crop top, but if you'd like to add some more summer to this type of look you can just swap the top for a pink crop top or even a red one will do. 






Chunky gold accessories are my favorite! I kept the theme rolling by even wearing gold oxfords. Even though some say less is more, sometimes more is best, especially in Vegas!


What do you fashionistas like to wear on road trips? Do you go comfy? Or picture ready? Till next time guys and dolls. Cheers!



Shorts: Zara
Top: Angl
Sunglasses: PacSun
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Watch: Michael Kors