This past Saturday, the beau & I had planned a day at Disneyland. One thing led to another and we had to postponed our trip until the following day, Sunday. So there we were, Saturday with nothing to do. We decided to lounge around in Hollywood, catch lunch at Chipotle and later on, attend evening mass (since we wouldn’t be able to attend Sunday).
At first I was a little hesitant to make this post because, even though I like it, I felt like it was too “basic”. HOWEVER, I realized that this blog is my everyday outfit adventures. I’m an ordinary girl and as a human being, I have lazy days, unplanned days and even bad days just like everyone else. There are days were I just lounge around in sweats, running shoes, with a tank and throw on a denim top over (I just described my outfit as I type, HA!) Point is, LET’S BE REAL!!! I like simple, effortless and basics! When you think basic is boring…basic is really the next BIG thing! Keep it simple & sweet with a basic piece :)
When it comes to basics, you can wear just about anything that is plain and…PLAIN! I went with this jersey looking sweatshirt. I love this one because even though it looks very basic, the zippers on the side at a very “unique” edge. To me it still looks basic but of course with modern finish. The best part of this sweatshirt is that even though it looks very simple, you can easily dress it up by wearing a skirt and throwing on a statement necklace.
I decided to pair my outfit with these lace up booties bought last year in DTLA. One of my favorites to bring out in the fall just because they’re comfy and bring out femininity.
To avoid reaching out for jeans or black pants, I chose white. I felt like the colors complimented each other nicely without it being overwhelming. It definitely kept the basic look on point. Plain and simple! Nonetheless, when it comes to basic, it doesn’t mean boring. To avoid boring, you can added a statement piece to give your outfit that “oomph”. Mine happened to be this red studded cross-body bag that a friend of mine bought for my at F21 while it was on sale for about $7. (SCORE!)
So before I go, let me just reiterate the following, when all else fails, GO BACK TO BASICS!!! Add a statement pop and you’re good to go. Hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend my lovies! Thanksgiving is right around the corner…time to get GLAM before the ham! :) Blessings! Xo-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend)
Hola mis amores! It’s been quite a couple of days since my last post. I recently started a brand new job and now I work Monday through Friday from 8am-5:30 pm. Hence why I can no longer post OOTD throughout the weekday…well, I can but by the time I’m off, it’s dark, cold and all I want to do is head home to cuddle in bed. So, you’re the first to know that you can look forward to my posts on Saturdays and Sundays. Hip hip HOORAY for the weekends!! :) So let’s begin with yesterday’s outfit adventure… <3
So yesterday morning, I woke up in a bit of a rush. I wanted to slip on anything that didn’t take much effort. The weather was nice and warm, so I knew I could get away with a skirt. I decided to wear this skirt because it reminds me of fall for two reasons. #1 It’s knitted and #2 It’s in a burgundy “wine” color, which happens to be a favorite of mine during the fall.
The knitted skirt is a perfect piece to own here in Los Angeles because it screams out Fall but at the same time, you can keep cool when you have warm or even HOT autumn days. So, if you’re in L.A., don’t hesitate to search for one…and if you’re from somewhere else in the world, STILL, don’t hesitate to buy one. This skirt looks so cute with nylons and boots ;) Another great style for winter! Moving on, I had literally just washed this striped top and had it laying on my bed that morning. What do you know, perfect match…But still, something was missing to bring out the stripes. What a better choice than this leather vest of mine to compliment not only my shoes but also to give it a grungy look.
What I like about this outfit is that it’s soo ultimately casual and comfy…BUT still trendy….or at least I think so :) haha To finish of the look, I wore two bracelets, one given to me as a birthday gift from my beautiful friend Gabie (GRACIAS GORDIS). I also wore a Marc Jacobs ring that I’ve had for over 7 years and last but not least, my favorite accessory of all, MY SHOES!!! I’ve been obsessing over these puppies for weeks now. You can find them at Lola Shoetique at a very affordable price.
If you’re in L.A., definitely stop by to ANY of the various locations that Lola Shoetique has. Great customer service that you won’t regret.
Hope you like today’s post…tomorrow I’m off work early, so let’s hope I can squeeze in a post. Blessings! Xo-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend)
The best way to describe L.A. weather is bipolar. We are officially in Fall and lately, it’s been starting to get cold but then there will be a random day were we find ourselves in the 80s. RIDIC I tell you. Nonetheless, I LOVE L.A. I can’t complain and we are not only during my favorite season of all, but also my favorite month of all…NOVEMBER! Finally! Not only is it my birthday month but just knowing that it’s November, I feel cozy and get excited that chilly weather is well on it’s way. I love Autumn colors and leaves falling. I feel like it’s a moment in time were we have the opportunity to let go of all the negativity, bad thoughts and grudges. It’s a time where we let all those things fall like the leaves on a tree, allowing for fresh new leaves and flowers to bloom in the Spring time :)
This past Sunday, although it wasn’t EXTREMELY cold, it was a tad bit chilly. So I wanted to wear something warm but still appropriate for mass and later a date-night with my beau. This sweater was the perfect thing to wear. It kept me warm and the color just made me feel more excited for fall. I think another reason why I loved the color combination so much was because it reminded me of a bumble bee…and let’s face it! Sometimes I am so busy that I feel like a busy bee, buzzin’ around town.
When it comes to Fall and Winter, just like any other girl…I absolutely LOVE wearing knits, over-sized sweaters, beanies, leggings, scarfs, gloves, legwarmers and boots. COUNT ME IN! The cozier, the comfier, the better heaven is! But let’s face it… L.A. isn’t quite there yet. So for this knit sweater, I wanted to make it look edgy. I wanted to stay away from the coziness and really just dress it up in a trendy way. This is why I threw on a denim long-sleeve top underneath to add a color tone to keep the pants from blending in with the dark navy blue stripes.
HOWEVER, what really gave this entire look that extra EDGE were these AMAZING, beyond comfortable pants with obvious faux-leather accents found only at the front. Ladies! These are FAB! You must get your little hands on these babies because they’re truly perfect to dress up and down.
Lastly, I finished off the look with these hot heels. Seriously, I can wear these everyday. They go with everything and anything. For accessories it was the usual…a few rings and my daily purse (I only took one picture with it just to give you a jist but let’s face it, I need to use my other purses). Hope you ladies really liked this post because I was really happy with it. See you soon with a brand new outfit adventure…maybe Friday…Saturday the latest :)
WISH YOU MANY BLESSINGS MIS AMORES!!! XO-M <3
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera (Boyfriend<3)
Call it what you want, real leather, faux leather, pleather, even “cuero” for all you spanish speaking fashionistas, but the point is, it’s IN! From peplum, to shorts, to T-shirts, pleated skirts, dresses, leggings and biker jackets. From the alleys to high fashion streets, it’s the IT piece to own. Don’t be afraid to be on the edge and wear LEATHERette ;)
This past Sunday, I felt like bringing out the edge in my closet. Sometimes a little toughness with a sprinkle of sexyness can make you feel like a sexy BADASS! (Excuse the language or lack there of)
This fall, more than in the past months and seasons this year, I have seen a crazy amount of leather in apparel and even accessories. It seriously is the IT trend right now. So much that leather can even be found in boho cardigans as little accents, that in all honesty, look SO beyond edgy and cute! For this past Sunday look, I wanted to show you ladies that if you’re not really big on leather, you can start off small by purchasing a top like the one I’m wearing. It has just the right amount of leather accenting this two tone knit top all around as a border. I think it’s the perfect touch to give this asymmetrical top the perfect amount of individuality. The cut plus the leather accent make it one-of-a-kind and the knit fabric, gives off a very sophisticated edge.
The visible gold zipper really helps this baby look street-style!
For this look, I wanted to go over the top with leather without having it look too tacky. In other words, I wanted to show you that you can wear leather with more leather but still look chic. [Be aware that you can only do that with the right fabric and right combination. Some leather on leather can really make you look…well, let’s just say too gooey!] I chose these faux leather pants to compliment my top because the kind of fabric wasn’t too shiny. The pants have a matte finish that really just make them look trendy, NOT cheap and still chic.
To finish the look, I paired my outfit with these AMAZING shoes from Lola Shoetique. I seriously love these and the reason I bought them was because, since I live in L.A., booties all the time and working, only make me hot when we have bipolar weather. I can’t get enough of these. They’re so comfy and they come off as sandal but bootie inspired. Definitely the must have bootie sandals for Fall 2013.
So my lovies, there you have it! Hope you guys feel a little encourage to try out the leatherette movement. If you’re not ready for bold leather, take baby steps and start off with accessories or even small details in your clothing. I promise you, you will become obsessed! Until next post. Blessings & Besitos!! XXoo-M
At the start of Fall, I recall telling you guys that in Los Angeles, we would have about another month of Summer left in October. Guess I hit the jackpot because it has been in the low and high 80s this entire week. Which of course means fresh clothing. This past Wednesday, I re-wore these colorful hammer pants mainly to show you, that investing in bold garments like this one can be worn in many, MANY different ways. I guarantee it will not be one of those “I’m only going to wear it once” type of scenarios. So here’s Part II…It’s hammer time!
-Bubbles Boutique cami & vest
-Pants from FashionStreetLA (coming soon)
-Sandals from Charlotte Russe
-Necklace from DTLA Alleys
So for part II, I wanted to create an outfit that would look as comfy and casual as possible, without understating the pants. For that, I knew denim would be my best friend. Why denim? Because denim brings out that “cool, laid back vibe”. It never fails on an effortless look while still looking trendy…of course, styling it the right way! Like I said, I wanted a casual look without adding anything overwhelming or any more color for that matter. That’s why underneath the denim vest, I went with a white racer-back tank top. I think that was the perfect touch for a clean look.
To complete the look, I wore this big black stone metallic necklace that I found in the alleys for $5. If you can tell in the pictures, the necklace has bronze undertones surrounding the stone and black gems. Which was perfect because I definitely needed a simple accessory to compliment my sandals, since it did have bronze studs. I also did a messy braid just to add more to the look.
So there you have it ladies. If you ever come across a funky piece that you really love, don’t be discouraged by telling yourself that you don’t know what to wear it with. Inspire yourself to take a risk and add a fun item to your closet and everyday style. :) Hope you enjoyed this post! See you tomorrow with our next outfit adventure…Blessings!!! XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend)
About two Saturday’s ago, it was my boyfriend’s little nephew’s 1st birthday party. He and I decided to gift him his first birthday cake which was BEYOND amazing! The birthday was a total success and I couldn’t be happier to have had the pleasure of being able to be a part of this special day. How did I dress for the occasion you ask? Well, before I go into outfit details, I must say that there will be TWO parts to this post! So come back for Part II tomorrow ;) In the meantime, here’s a picture of the cake and my precious little baby turtle :)
As I was saying, considering that we would be at a children’s party this day, I wanted to wear something vibrant and fun. I wanted it to be playful and almost kiddy in a sense without loosing femininity and a pinch of sexy. So here’s my fun, young lady ensemble…
-Top from Bubbles Boutique
-Hammer pants from FashionStreetLA (ComingSoon)
-Shoes from Go Jane
So you know how I instantly fall in love with everything, especially bold pieces of clothing? Well, I fell MADLY in love with these fun hammer pants also known as “parachute pants”. They instantly reminded me of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It’s such a funky statement piece to own and they are soooooo comfy! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already worn these. I LOVE THEM!
Clearly, the focus of this outfit are my pants. I just couldn’t and cannot get enough of these. Believe it or not, despite the pants being so bold, they’re actually extremely versatile. You can dress them up just by throwing on a pair of sexy heels and at the same time, easily dress them down for a casual look. However, even though it was a children’s party, there would still be family around and I didn’t want to entirely loose my womanish appeal, for I often am seen as a little girl. SO!!! I paired these pants with this black chiffon peter pan collar top to compliment my black single sole heels.
This top was the perfect touch for me, to give it a little sex appeal without being too provocative. It kept a fine line between sexy and conservative for a family and children environment. Underneath it, I wore a lace sweetheart crop top inspired bra. Don’t worry, underneath the lace is my REAL and padded bra. [haha] I chose to go with a black top because I wanted it to compliment my shoes but mainly because I wanted the pants to be the statement piece. I think black was the ideal color to help the colors on my pants POP!
So there you have it ladies. A sexy and bold outfit to make a statement on a night out with your girls or in my case, a birthday party :) Hope you ladies enjoyed my post! Stay tune for tomorrow’s OOTD. I will be featuring the same pants BUT for a more casual day out. Blessings mis amores!!!! XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera<3 (Boyfriend):
I know that a blog should be consistent and I’ve been TERRIBLE lately. So I apologize for “NO POSTS” and even my “LATE POSTS!” However, remember I said I’ve been getting sick lately? Well, it was another WEAK week. I was EXTREMELY sick last week that I am NOW, officially getting out of it. I’m still a little congested with a mild cough but nothing NyQuil can’t cure. Anyway, a few days ago, I mentioned that I’ve been in “Sneaker” mood. So here’s my latest street-wear post :)
-Top & Pants: Bubbles Boutique
-Vest: Bubbles Boutique
-Shoes: Jordan 5 from Finishline
Like any other girl, when it comes to getting dressed, by the time I’m officially ready, my room is a complete tornado. Clothes everywhere, trying on and off different possible choices, mixing and matching…the whole enchilada. However, when it comes to dressing down, it just comes naturally. It’s so easy for me. Which is weird because I absolutely LOVE getting dolled up. Anyway, this outfit was so beyond last minute. When I purchased this tank, I immediately knew I wanted to rock it with my Grapes. Graphic Ts are an ultimate favorite of mine because not only are they fun, trendy and laid-back, but for a girl like me, they’re a must have to wear out with all my sneakers.
One of the reasons why I instantly loved this basic tank was because the colors on the shark were so pretty! It reminded me of when I was a kid and the “IT” colors wear the baby pink’s & baby blue’s…and somewhere in between the new “IT” colors were hot pink, turquoise/teal and purple! haha Do you remember those days? Anyway, I chose to wear these blue “denim” looking pants to help bring out the color on my top more. They’re probably one of my favorite pants ever because not only is the color PERFECT but, they’re comfy and are also high-waist (MY FAVORITE).
To finish the look, I obviously paired my outfit with these sneakers “Grapes” because of the colors…BUT, to kind of dim the whole “matchy-matchy” look, I threw on this pleather vest. I knew I wanted to wear something on top to avoid being so bare and when I remembered I had this vest, I knew it was the perfect piece to add edge and keep it cool. I absolutely LOVED this look.
Hope you guys liked this look and if you’re a girl sneaker collector or just have a few pair of sneakers/ Jordans, I really hope this helped inspire you. I know it’s hard so wear sneakers sometimes, Jordan’s in particular and still keep that femininity or simply look cute. HOWEVER, it’s not impossible ladies. You just have to find the appropriate fit. Don’t give up ladies! Sneakers can definitely be fashionable! Blessings!!! XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 :)
***A HUGE thank you to my boyfriend for taking AMAZING pictures and being so patient! LOVE YOU BABY KING *muuuah*
So today I ditched the heels and opted for my favorite pair of Jordan’s in the entire universe. You see, growing up I didn’t have much but everything I did have, was given to me by my mom with a lot of love and sacrifice. I’ve always been a “sneaker, jeans and T-shirt” type of girl. From Payless shoes, to swapmeet shoes, later upgrading to converse (my favorite growing up) and eventually my most expensive shoes, Vans. However, Jordan’s were never in the budget. They were to expensive to ask and I didn’t really care much for them because I was always thankful for what I already had. However, I clearly remember these Jordan 3s. I was in the 6th grade when I first saw these shoes and I fell in love. These were the only Jordan’s I ever really desired and every time I wear these, I treasure them. They’re my babies.
-H&M Denim Top on Sale for $10, buy 1 get 1 free (SCORE!)
-DTLA Pleather pants
-Jordan 3s from Finishline
Okay so moving on. Lately, I’ve been in sneaker mode, all day, everyday. I worn sneakers this entire week straight. Today was no exception. I actually worked this outfit around my shoes. In fact, that’s how I always style my outfits of the day. I begin with “What shoes should I wear today?” And the rest is history. Today I had planned to visit the mall to do a little walking from store to store. I wanted to be comfortable and considering that the weather was gloomy, I knew pleather pants were a good choice..since there would be no sun to fry me up.
I wanted to keep the look casual but still trendy at the same time. I wanted to add a little style to it to avoid looking so plain. Initially I was going to wear a white T but, I eliminated that option when I remembered I had bought this top two nights ago. The reason I loved this top was because it fit me perfectly. It was fitted and wrapped around my waist to avoid looking so boxy. It was the perfect fit and even more perfect to compliment these pants. I know, I know, pleather and denim is a little played out but c’mon!!! You can’t go wrong. I personally love this duo of a trend because its such a trendy yet effortless look. I take this HUGE inspiration from Kanye West. I disapprove of some of his style choices but for the most part, he pulls off trendy looks with such class.
Again, accessories were minimal. I wore out this quilted, pleather and gold braided purse to add femininity to this look. It’s such a comfy purse. No hassling and it’s a good size for theme park days or just a day out that includes a lot of walking. Hope you ladies enjoyed this post. It’s starting to get a lot cooler in L.A. so be ready for warm outfit posts. Blessings! XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend)
Hey my beautiful ladies! So guess what?! It’s finally FALL!!! I have to admit that even though I enjoy every season, Fall has got to be by far my favorite season of all. The leaves falling, the windy, chilly weather…and let’s not forget, Sweater Weather!!! Boots, scarfs, coats and lots of layering pieces!!! I can’t wait!!!
Even though it’s finally fall here in Los Angeles, don’t let that fool you because it hasn’t been EXTREMELY cold. In the morning it’s chilly, during the day it’s still a little warm (sometimes really hot) with a mild breeze and as soon as night falls, it can get cooler. But let’s face it, Cali does experience a lot of bipolar moods and well, you can never be too sure what the day will bring. Which is why today, I bring you this outfit of the day.
I wanted to put together a fall inspired outfit but still wearable for a warm day in L.A. This cardi/vest is going to be one of my favorite layering pieces for this fall. It’s a perfect piece to throw on over a long sleeve top, leggings, jeans or any other pants of your choice (leather pants would be sick) to start any day. Today I combined mine for a casual look. Simple jeans and a simple racerback tank to accent my shoes.
A casual look for a casual day. The dainty necklace was just a small accessory to avoid being so bare. Hope you guys like! Blessings!!! XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend)
If you’re wondering why I’ve neglected my blog for about a week now, I have a perfectly valid excuse…SICKNESS! Yet again another cold that completely killed me. I was so sick that I hardly had energy. Seriously, in my 22 years of life, I have never been sick as much as this year…EVER! In fact, thank goodness I am finally feeling better because I am SO ready to start blogging. This past Wednesday, although still recuperating from my cold, I had a million & one errands to run. It was one of those days were I felt like dressing up for no reason. So, I decided to bring out this sexy Chevron romper.
So first let me just say that this romper was a gift from my lovely co-worker (Thanks Gabie!). The reason I love this romper is because it’s something fun that my closet didn’t own. It kinda of looks like something girls from the 60s would wear but of course, with a little more sexy and wearable thanks to the subtle colors.
Another reason I loved this one piece is because I can easily throw own high-waist shorts or a flared skirt to completely change the look. Easily giving the illusion that I’m wearing a top & bottoms. The peephole in the back was a great accent to give it that flirty touch. This is definitely my favorite part of this romper.
Because the chevron print is loud and eye-catching, I didn’t wear any jewelry. I kept it simple because I wanted the romper to be the center of attention. However, if I had, I probably would have worn a long and gold, very simple, charm necklace.
Chevron is very popular during the summer but I wanted to keep this look classy and stray away from ‘summery’. This is why I paired this fit with simple, single sole heels. Let me just say, these are probably the comfiest heels I own to date…AND, they were super inexpensive!
Well, there you have Wednesday’s OOTD my lovelies! Hope you guys liked it! Blessings!!! XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend)
This Summer 13’s biggest trend alert was Black & White. Whether it was bold graphic patterns such as stripes, checkered, chevron or zebra, the combination of the two was the hottest palette, from the runway to the streets. This was my Sunday version of the classic Blanco y Negro (Translation: Black & White).
I’ve always been a fan of simplicity because it reminds me of elegance and serenity. It reminds me that less is more and for this outfit, though it may be very simple, I feel like it stands out A LOT. It’s a fresh clean look for any day of the week and I literally got ready in 10 minutes to attend Sunday mass.
Like always, I kept my jewelry at an extra minimal. Studded earrings are almost always, if not ALWAYS, my earrings of choice. I added this silver mirrored necklace to avoid being so bare. I really like how understated this necklace looked with this whole outfit. YET, without it, the look would have been incomplete!
To make the fit stray away from basic white blouses, I threw on this peplum top to give it femininity. I love this top not only because it has a bow and a low cut, open back but also because it has a mini asymmetrical cut in the back. Call it a little tail or a strand of extra fabric but I absolutely love it because it was NOT the common peplum fit.
Do you see why little features like a bow, an open back and even a certain “weird” cut can make all the difference in the world in your clothes. Though you may look basic in the front, you will always leave people staring at you from behind. Simple details like these keep your outfits looking trendy and cute. Remember: Change is good and daring to try new styles is worth a try. You have nothing to lose!
Another way I decided to give this outfit another pop without having any bedazzle or crazy prints on me was through my favorite accessory of them all…SHOES!!! I came across these puppies at one of my favorite online stores, Charlotte Russe. I love shopping for heels here because #1, it’s EXTREMELY affordable, #2, they carry A LOT of variety and #3, the most important reason of all, they carry size 5!!! If you only knew how much I struggle to find cute, trendy shoes in my size at an affordable price. Girrrrl! I have stories for days!!! …ANYWAY, let’s focus…SHOES!!!
When I saw these babies, I knew I had to get them. NOW, this isn’t everybody’s taste and some of you may be thinking, “Stripper shoes, REALLY?” But, I love these! To me, they’re a fun fit without being SO obnoxious and overwhelming. I love that they’re so basic and can be worn for a million and one looks. From sporty to classy fem and casual to a sexy night out. They are my all new fav!
Well there you have it! My late Sunday post which I apologize. Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did writing it! Have a BLESSED week my lovies!!! XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend)
-Bubbles Boutique shorts & Top.
-Charlotte Russe Heels.
-DTLA accessories: Purse & necklace.
Hi my lovelies! So as some of you may have realized, Summer days are coming to an end. In fact, geographically speaking, Summer Soltice a.k.a “Summer” ends Saturday, September 21st. Which is in exactly 16 days from today! Lucky for me, Summer in Los Angeles, seems just about starting. This past week, I’ve experienced the 90s in the city and when I’ve been in the valley, pfft! FORGET IT! High 90s up to 103 degrees…maybe even more. SO, even though Summer is coming to an end according to geography, physically and naturally, it’s probably here for another month after it’s expiration date! Oh the joy and the perks of living in California :) I LOVE IT! Guess that means that I still have time to post Summer OOTDs which bring us to today!
If you haven’t already noticed, my days off are Wednesdays and Sundays. Those are the days I am able to do outfits of the day, see my boyfriend, clean my room/house and run any errands I may have for the week. Today was no exception. Today’s plans were mainly to get some errands done in the city and later spend a relaxing time at the Science Center Museum with my love. So considering I was about to be doing A LOT of walking in this heat, I wanted to be dressed as comfy and casually as I could but still look girly! A backless maxi dress was the best choice for me :)
I don’t own a lot of maxi dresses in my closet. In fact, I think I have a total of 3 and this is one of them. Do you know why I bought this? Take a guess….DONE? HA! If you guessed, open back you have hit the jackpot. I love backless outfits and this GIANT bow was a HUGE bonus! What I love about this dress is that in the front it looks so plain and ordinary…but the minute I turn around, BOOM! I leave the people behind me with a BANG!
Like I mentioned, looking at the dress from the front, it looks very basic. The back is extremely sexy and feminine but I still wanted to make the front eye-catching. I wanted to give it an edge and that is why I wore this spiked necklace. To compliment it, I wore these studded sandals and a basic beaded in black and silver bracelet with dangling crosses. If you notice, the front is punkish and tough but the back brings out the femininity. Hope you guys approve because I know I felt HOT ; ) Blessings!!!!!! XO- M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera <3 (Boyfriend) :)
-Bow Maxi Dress from Bubbles Boutique
-Studded Sandals from Ross for $10
-Spiked necklace from F21 (I think)
-Purse from DTLA
Hey Dolls!!!!! Oh my gosh! Have I got a post for YOU today!!!! Hope you guys don’t mind the overload of pictures that’s about to scroll up!!! :) I’m so excited about this outfit because the dress that I have on is my latest obsession. It’s so BEAUTIFUL. I wore this dress yesterday to attend Sunday mass, an evening at the park & LACMA museum with my beau. Finishing the night with dinner at Bottega Louie in Downtown L.A., with one of my most AMAZING girlfriends whom I love dearly. Anyway, let’s begin! :)
When I bought this dress, I immediately fell in love with the flowy sleeves because it reminded me of a Roman goddess and the front, well that reminded me of the Renaissance era…BUT!!!! The minute i turned the dress over and saw the lacey back…I WENT BANANAS! I was sold. What I love about dresses like this, is that because they have so much detail, I hardly have to do anything. I love simplicity and love minimal accessories. So, because the dress made me feel like a goddess, I decided to wear this gold leaf headpiece I’ve had for awhile. That was the look I was going for, a modern day goddess. I threw on these cognac sandal inspired heels to avoid typical black shoes. Besides, keep in mind that in the Roman days, sandals were their everyday footwear.
Another reason why I love this dress and were more “BUY ME” points added to it was because it’s such a great piece for the fall. The dress is so versatile and I could do so much with it. For example, it literally looks like a long top that could easily be worn with leggings and boots for cold days. Ugh!!! I’m officially looking forward for Fall, which by the way is my favorite season of all. I’m especially excited to re-wear this outfit and show you a completely different styled fit.
A quick note: I decided to braid my hair and hide the rest of my hair underneath…well, MY HAIR, to emphasize and give the back lace an open focus. I didn’t want anything getting in the way of showing off those beautiful details.
Hope you guys like my outfit of the day. Here’s a little bonus of my outfit for a more casual look. I threw on my FAVORITE & handy-dandy, Charlotte Russe sandals for the evening. Above, I mentioned that the boyfriend and I went to a park and a museum after church and because we were about to do A LOT of walking, I definitely wanted to be more comfy. Below are a few of our favorite pictures that we took on our day out…hope you guys like! Blessings. XO-M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera<3 (The BEST boyfriend!) :)
-“Black Goddess” dress from FashionStreetLA.bigcartel.com
-Charlotte Russe Cognac heel Sandals (Bought Last Year)
-Headpiece in DTLA “The Santee Alley”
-Charlotte Russe Black Sandals (Bought this year)
FINALLY!!! A new post! I can’t even begin to express my exhaustion and the amount of unexpected events that have been going on in my life. The latest bringing us…well, ME, to explain the nude accessory you will see throughout the series of pictures in this post, on my leg. Long story short, I took my dog out for a walk Tuesday night when another dog got loose from his owners care and ran towards me, to what seem to be in an attempt to attack mine. My motherly instinct, (yes this dog is my LIFE & child), was to pick mine up to avoid the attack. However, I was the one who came out with a bite. Booo!!!! The wound is little but I can still see my tendon and its gross! So there ya’ have it!
Anyway, let’s talk CLOTHES!!! For this outfit, I decided to go for a very slouchy lady-like look. In other words, slouchy but classy! My favorite part of this look was that if I really want to go for a slouchy and casual look, all I had to do was, kick the heels off and slip on a pair of combat boots. Hope you guys like! I know I did and felt fab all day. I got so many compliments on my crochet shorts which I must say, are a must have!!! Visit: FashionStreetLA.bigcartel.com. to order a pair for just $20! Yes!!! TWENTY DOLLARS!! I’ve seen these babies range from $30 all the way up to 50+bucks!!! Yikes! So if you like them, be sure to check out the link! XO -M
Photo Credit: Edward Barrera (Boyfriend) :) <3
-Knit High-Low top from Bubbles Boutique
-Crochet shorts from FashionStreetLA.bigcartel.com
-Shoes from Lola Shoetique
-Purse from DTLA
-Necklace for $1 in DTLA