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OOTD: Gray in L.A.

It was nothing but gray skies today in L.A., just the way I like it! Yes, I’m a cold weather lover living in the City of Angels. I had a business meeting today, so I decided to try out my new Torrid Jayden Faux-Leather boots, dark denim jeans, and my Sejour Faux Suede Jacket by Nordstrom. The beautiful Nik of xoxo NikStar took my pics for me. She’s a doll! I was a little frustrated by the cowl neck on this top! I bought it at Macy’s a long time ago and don’t get me started on my hair. LOL. I was in a rush, so I went really simple with my jewelry; necklace from H&M, Fossil watch, and Lane Bryant bangle bracelets. The faux suede jacked was comfortable. It’s definitely not a warm weather jacket, but it’s a perfect fall piece. The boots are probably my favorite pair of shoes right now, but they are a little too high for me. No problem, I’ll just wear them more often to get practice. Don’t you just love giving yourself reasons to wear new shoes?!

photo by: xoxo NikStar
  • Faux Suede Jacket: Sejour by Nordstrom ($ n/a gifted)
  • Jeans: Marshalls ($7.00 Clearance)
  • Top: Macys
  • Boots: Jayden Faux-Leather Boots at Torrid (on sale $45.50)
  • Watch: Fossil ($95 gifted)
  • Bracelets: Lane Bryant ($14.99 for set)
  • Necklace: H&M

**Some of the items were gifted. This has no way affected my review, all of the above is my honest opinion. I was not paid for this post. Please read my disclosure policy.

OOTD: Simply Reworked

When it comes to re-working pieces into different outfits, there’s no better way to do that than with simple accessories. For example. You’ve seen this top from Torrid here and my favorite Old Navy skinny jeans a ton of times. Since my wallet has been on lock down lately, I haven’t been able to go shopping. So, I do what everyone does…rework pieces I’ve already worn. Today, I went to a womens luncheon with my cousin and I just wanted to be comfy. All I did to change things up was add earrings from Target, a Mudd Eternity Scarf (Kohls $9.99 on sale), and plum pumps by Candie’s ($5.00 on clearance).

How do you like to mix things up in your outfits?

OOTD: Getting Grecian

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I hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day weekend! I know I am. I had an amazing Saturday. We hung out with family and friends. I finally wore this gorgeous ASOS CURVE Draped Grecian Slinky Top (out of stock). I don’t know why I waited so long to wear it. It may just be my new favorite ASOS piece. It draped beautifully and I got a ton of compliments on it all night. You know I love that. LOL.

Of course I wore my favorite Lane Bryant Knit Denim Jeggings ($59.50) and my super awesome Mossimo wedges from Target that were a mega discount. I think the jeggings toned down the top, which could come off really dressy. I added my Forever 21 jewelry which included my favorite chunky chain necklace and a pair of stud earrings. Loved this outfit!

OOTD: Torrid Review III

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When it comes to stripes, I’m not the world’s biggest fan. I think I might own two pieces of clothing with a striped design. So, when Torrid sent me this dress, I wasn’t sure I would like it. Once, again I really need to stop being so fatshion judgemental. Today, I wore the Navy Striped Belted 2-Fer Dress ($58.00) courtesy of Torrid, and I will no longer disapprove of stripes again.

When you first touch this dress, you can’t help but love the material; it is very soft. The navy and heather gray go so well together. These are two separate pieces, but they are attached at the shoulder area. And there is a black faux belt attached at the waist. I was worried it would ride up on me or the dress would fly open in the front, but it did neither of those things.

I was also amazed at how comfy and cool I was in this dress. We had a warm day today, and I wasn’t bothered at all. I think it could be really easy to dress this down with a pair of cute sandals as well. I think the thing I liked about this dress the most was the compliment I got while I was out and about. Thanks sales associate at Staples! Btw…the shoes are by Madden Girl.

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OOTD: Torrid Review Part I

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Last night was date night with the hubby. I had the pleasure of wearing a few things courtesy of Torrid. I wore this Ivory Asymmetrical Ruffle top ($28) and the Source of Wisdom Virtual Stretch Distressed Skinny Jean (on sale $42). This photo was taken after a delicious steak dinner, I should of thought about this before wearing a skinny jean.

The ruffle top was extremely soft and comfy, but it was a little big on me. I usually wear a US size 18 and this was a Torrid size 2. I think the size 1 would have been perfect. I love the frills on the top, it added a very feminine touch to the outfit.

If you’re looking for a vintage inspired skinny jean, then you should really check these out. The denim is a great wash and I love the vintage touches. I was worried about the size when I was putting them on, I didn’t think they were going to fit. But, once I zipped them up, they fit like a glove. The jeans are made of this Virtual Stretch fabric, so they were very comfy. There are faux front pockets and I wish the waist was a little higher. But I loved how they fit me and I felt like they gave my butt some shape.

I didn’t want to over-accessorize because of the ruffles on the top, so I wore earrings my bff gave me and Unlisted wedges.

I’m curious if any of you have tried these jeans yet? How did you like them?

OOTD: Cafe Magazine, Melissa, & Me.

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Yesterday, my husband and I had the pleasure of being photographed for Cafe Latino Lifestyle Magazine by the talented Melissa Valladares. It’s a contemporary Latino magazine published in Chicago. I’ll tell you more about it when it’s published. I had no idea what to wear. I was stressing out and very nervous, but then I thought…I’m just going to be comfortable. So, this is what I wore. I love the detail on the back of the top. Oh, excuse my bangs, I’m having a love/hate relationship with them right now. They don’t like to cooperate. The shoot was fun and easy; Melissa was great! Love this girl!

Shirt: Pure Energy-Target
Pants: Jeggings-Lane Bryant
Flats: Sam Edelman
Jewelry: Target & Forever 21

OOTD: Black and White Weekend

I never thought I had a “style” until I started blogging about my outfits. I figured out I have a very simple style. I don’t do outrageous or bold. I kinda wish I did, but that’s just not me. I commend those who do have the fashionable guts to go out on a limb when it comes to fashion. Bravo! But, for me…I guess I’m just a laid back California girl and there’s nothing wrong with that. This past weekend is the perfect example of that. Very black and white. Just the way I like it.

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Outfit #1 – Cascading Vest: Marshalls, Tank: Target, Bootcut Jeans: Old Navy, Wedges: Ross, Jewelry: Forever 21

Outfit #2 -Jersey Drapey Shrug: ASOS Curve, Tribal top: Mode Plus, Skinny Jeans: Old Navy, Flats: Sam Edelman, Bracelets: Lane Bryant

OOTD: Back to Basics

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If there is one thing I love about shopping, it’s getting more bang for my buck. By this, I mean buying a lot of basics that I can rework into other outfits. I love this gray vest and simple black cotton dress. They can be worn with many different pieces that already exist in my bargainista wardrobe. You’ll probably be seeing a lot more of them. This entire outfit cost around $30. Yay bargains!! How many versatile pieces do you have in your closet?

Vest: Marshalls
Dress: Ross
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Kohls

OOTD: Simple LBD

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Please excuse the cheesy pic. I had to take this photo after our night out in Hollywood. My hubby the photographer was not available. So, it’s a good ol’ self-portrait. I had a lot of ideas of what I wanted to wear this night, but it just didn’t pan out. Don’t you just hate that! I decided on a very simple outfit with a little black dress. I try not to over-accessorize. You know that’s my pet peeve. We had a great time and I survived these pumps. I’m very proud of myself.

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belt: Target
Earrings: Forever 21

**Underneath I wore this Elomi Smoothing Bustier, courtesy of Simply Be. Love the coverage and it’s “lifting” potential! LOL

Favorite Summer Dress?

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Ok…I look yucky and I’m not too happy with these photos, but they’ll do. I just wanted to show you the outfit I wore on Saturday, for our little gathering. This is the dress I bought at H&M. It is very roomy. It’s a large and I think it would fit anyone up to a size 22. This may be my new favorite dress for the summer and it has pockets! Yay! The great thing about this dress is the print and the colors. It can be worn so many different ways!

Dress; H&M
Belt: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Earrings: Target

Back to reality

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Once again, a fun weekend comes to an end. It sucks, but I guess I have to return to reality. Thanks a lot San Diego for making me fall in love with you. There is something about beach cities that I just can’t explain. When I visit them, I don’t want to leave. I fall more in love every single time.

San Diego welcomed me, my hubby, and one of my bff’s with open arms. We ate, slept, ate, shopped, drank, and ate. We even went swimming, thank goodness the outdoor pool was heated! It was a lot of fun. And I love that it’s only 2 1/2 hours from me. I am definitely going back soon.

I wore this outfit Friday night. It was a very casual outfit for a casual dinner in Old Town. Don’t mind the yellow hue of the pictures, I think it was the poor lighting in the hotel hallway.

Linen Blazer: Lane Bryant (thrifted)
Top: Shade Clothing
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Unlisted (Marshalls)
Earrings: Gifted
Necklace: H&M

Fun, Friends, Food, and Family

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Is tomorrow Monday…already? Wow! Time does fly when you’re having fun. And believe me, it was a weekend filled with fun, friends, food, and family. I love it! I’m so blessed. I celebrated my hubby’s birthday with a BBQ on Saturday. We had so many friends in this tiny apartment, but that’s OK. We all fit and had the best food! Carne Asada, chicken, riblets, rice, and salad…Yummy! And I totally forgot to take a picture of my outfit. Ooopsie! But, I did have the hubby snap a few of my outfit today. I wore this to a high school graduation/pool party for my hubby’s little cousins. It was such a beautiful day in Southern California, that I decided to go with this strapless top. I’m on a mission to get a tan for my cousin’s wedding. Yeah…I don’t think it worked. Lol. How was your weekend?

Top: Lily White, TJ Maxx
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: H&M
Sandals: Avenue
Handbag: DKNY

Comfy to a Tee

If you’re a regular on this blog, then you should know how much I adore being comfy…remember…my number one rule. So, when Simply Be asked me choose a few things, I made sure to pick something that looked not only comfortable, but was a little different.

OK, first of all please do not mind the crazy bangs and my makeup free face. Lol. And I warn you that these are my lounge looks. I’ll have a dressier look for you soon! Promise.

I love the Frock & Frill Pageant Tee (#1)! I have gotten a lot of compliments on it and the quality is amazing. Super duper comfy. Then there’s the Acid Wash Zip Neck Top (#2) that goes amazingly well with leggings. Yes, I said acid wash! I haven’t worn that since I was a teen. I had to try it. Both tops can be worn many ways and I think that’s what I love the most about them.

Don’t forget Simply Be will be available to the U.S. online in July! It’s almost here!!

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#1. Frock & Frill Pageant Tee, Old Navy Jeans, Avenue Sandals, Earrings (gift)
#2. Acid Wash Zip Neck Top, Mossimo Leggings from Target, Roxy Flip Flops

It’s time to get bridal…

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It’s wedding season!! Yay! I love weddings…actually I love…LOVE! I’m a sucker for love. I’m not ashamed to admit it. With love, sometimes comes marriage. Speaking of marriage, I just so happen to be a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding. I can’t wait. I’m super excited! Yesterday, we celebrated her “tea party” themed bridal shower. It was so much fun! Isn’t she beautiful!! She’s hilarious! Look it’s my mommy too! The wedding is next month, so stay tuned for more bridal pics to come!!

If you’re on twitter, then you might have seen me tweeting about the dress I’m wearing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted it or not. I don’t usually wear large prints like this, but I thought I’d try something different. I haven’t worn a maxi dress in ages. I almost forgot how comfortable they are!

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Avenue
Jewelry: Forever 21