Fashion-Street L.A. ♥
I am a 23 year-old daughter, sister, friend & style blogger. I'm humbled & feel BLESSED to be living MY beautiful imperfectly, perfect life in the city of Angels...Los Angeles, CA. I love to read, write, run, hike, dance, sing and enjoy the simple things in life. The five F's that BEST describe me are my Family, Friends, Fashion, Food and Faith. I pray. I eat. I love. I dream big and adore fashion. I hope to impact the world in a positive way because I strongly believe to be living my life to share a little faith, joy & hope into YOUR hearts. So please..feel free to sit back, relax and read on my outfit adventures..Blessings! Xo -Mari HTML hit counter - Quick-counter.net
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Contemporary Tweed

As I’m working on this post, I can’t help but look at myself in these pictures and take a look at how much my style has evolved over the past two years. As a matter of fact, I just finished taking out a lot of clothes from my closet that I know I will no longer wear…like EVER! Nowadays, I like loose fit things. But loose doesn’t always mean baggy, hence why it says “loose-FIT”. This matching set is a perfect example of what I like and even better because it screams out FALL IN LOS ANGELES :) 

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                     Lola Shoetique shoes. Similar HERE 
                     Bubbles Boutique Tweed set
                     Forever 21 necklace found HERE
                     DTLA purse. Similar HERE

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For all you style lovers, if you kept up with “Spring & Summer Trends”, you know that a very big one were the matching sets. Colorful, playful, sexy and cute! However, I know not everyone felt comfortable or in some cases daring enough to wear one because..
1. The prints & colors were very BOLD!
2. Very baring.
Nonetheless I’m here to say that it’s a new season and I encourage you to give the matchy-matchy look a shot. The colors & prints are a lot less crazy and guess what, most this season consist of sweaters & skirts. Tops & pants or in this case, shorts and oversized tops!

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This matching set in particular is the perfect example of how we embrace the fall in Los Angeles. We have to make the best of it and honestly, I’m not complaining. I get the best of both worlds. I can still wear shorts and style myself with fall inspired looks. This set had “AUTUMN” written all over it for me. The tweed look-a-like fabric and color was ideal.

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I’ve worn this set countless of times already and every time, it’s a new compliment. Especially for the top. I can’t stop wearing. I really love it because it reminded me of the Tweed-Suits men would wear back in the late 30s. Again, I can’t get enough inspiration from the men, especially those who embrace styles from the old days. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era because of how much I obsess with late fashion.

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Anyway, back to outfit of the day! To keep the look trendy, I accessorized with my favorite quilted purse and wore this pearl choker that I’m uber in love with. I love how elegantly subtle it is but it makes the perfect statement. The first time I ever came across it, it was worn by one of my absolute favorite fashion bloggers, Adriana Gastelum from Fake-Leather! So I definitely thank her for the inspiration. To complete the look, I initially wanted to wear my booties from Forever 21 but I’d figure you would see me using them all fall so I needed to give you guys a break. I brought these babies out instead! It’s been awhile since their last feature. Well ladies, there you have it. Hope I helped as a little inspiration to give matching sets a chance this season. You’d be surprised of how great they are! You basically have an outfit put together for you. Take advantage! Xx

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Photo Credit: Nancy Arellano

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rue Love

As many of you know, street-wear is a HUGE element in my closet. As much as I love to embrace my femininity, I’m also all about embracing the street culture. Comfort is a must in my book and more importantly, throwing on a pair of sneakers. What can I say, living in Los Angeles aids for Ts and jeans to be worn year round without a fail. So here’s today’s “infamous” L.A. look featuring and supporting one of my friends clothing lines, Rue Co. 

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                         Rue Co. “Vena Amoris” T-shirt found HERE  


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When it comes to the city of angeles, snapbacks and Ts fit effortlessly. They’re timeless pieces for us Angelenos. I specifically based this look off this mens T-shirt because of it’s simplicity. We all know that white is the most refreshing color and when it comes to laid-back looks, I love to be inspired by the boys. I had the T-shirt altered into a boxy crop-top because it literally fit like a mini dress. Love the turn out. The pocket detailing had me sold. It’s a cute little feminine touch of LOVE for the boys to rock!  

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Initially I wanted to wear high waist jeans but again, too hot! So I opted for shorts. The flannel around my waist was a small touch to avoid any booty exposure and again, flannels are coming back stronger than ever this season. For cool L.A. nights right now, it’s seriously all the warmth we need. To finish off the look…need I say? SNEAKERS! :) 

Hope you ladies liked this street look. Be sure to check out my dear friends online shop for dope urban street apparel, RUE CO. This shirt will be available tomorrow morning so stay tune. It’s a must have for all you ladies who love to rock sneakers & basics. Thanks for stopping by my lovies. Besitos. Xx

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Photo Credit: Nancy Arellano

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Affair

With my favorite season here, I can’t help but feel extra happy! Slowly but surely, the leaves are beginning to fall and that excites me because it means that the weather is about to get cooler. Hip hip, HOORAY! However, the heatwave still roams the city and because of it, I’m only able to embrace fall colors…! For now, enjoy my little love affair outfits with Fall :) 

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                               Forever 21 Booties found HERE
                               Top & Skort from Bubbles Boutique 

The focal piece for this look is most definitely this skort that I’m utterly obsessing with. Currently, my wardrobe owns two skorts and I can honestly say, it’s one of the best clothing pieces ever created. Think about it! You can roam around with a little sex appeal anywhere in town or the city and not have to worry about the wind blowing you into the infamous Marilyn pose. 

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When it comes to Fall, I do like embracing the typical colors like nudes, browns, black, dark greens like Olive and of course a personal fav, dark shades of red like a deep wine and burgundy! It’s such a beautiful and passionate color…I can’t help but feel sexy when wearing it. 

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Like always, my looks are very minimal but thats only because I’m a very simple person. I do believe that sometimes, less is more and when it comes to looks like this, I usually like one piece to stand out the most. Had it been a cold day, I would have paired this skort with a cozy black turtle neck top. Something loose fitting. However, given that this day was uber hot, I paired it with a basic black crop top. My booties helped add that grunge edge to this sexy skort. 

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’m currently undergoing school craze. Papers, catching up with readings (DON’T PROCRASTINATE!), homework and midterms… ayy! Someone hand me the rifle! haha just kidding! Anyway, once again, hope you enjoyed this simple look. Remember, don’t worry about keeping up with trends this Fall. Wear what you like and embrace your own personal style. Make it yours! Xx

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Photo Credit: Nancy Arellano 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Casually Fall

Now that we finally began my favorite season of all, Fall, I am anxiously waiting for cooler weather to start wearing boots, beanies, scarves, oversized sweaters, blazer, coats and so much more. For now, I kinda have to work around summer styles with Fall colors. The heat is still here and the short shorts are in season more than ever. 

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                       Feather blazer from Bubbles boutique or  HERE
                       Shorts + V-neck T from Bubbles boutique
                       Booties from Forever 21 found HERE

With the end of Summer, I slowly and casually want to start transitioning my outfits into the Fall. Here’s the very first one. My entire outfit revolved around this AMAZING feather print blazer. The moment we got it in, I went “ga-ga” for it. The colors, the print, THE FIT! It was all perfect…especially the fit! Things don’t always fit me well. I usually have to do side alterations or alter the length but this blazer fit like a glove! 

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Since we barely entered the Fall season and let’s be real, it’s not even close to being cold, I wanted this look to be extremely casual. A “How To…” idea for dressing down blazers and more specifically, a printed blazer with such loud colors. …And well, whats more casual than denim! I chose to pair a simple V-neck T with these denim shorts to let the blazer do all the talking. I really love how the denim blue contrasted with the blazer and allowed the vibrant colors to pop. 

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The white v-neck T was just another basic to achieve a relaxed look. It help keep the look simple and refreshed. To finish the look, I threw on these booties to add a little bit of edge. Boots and booties are must haves for any season, especially for the cooler seasons. Leather or in this case, faux leather, can give your outfit the perfect amount of casual edge to avoid a dull outfit. 

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Well there you have my first Fall style post. I know loud colors aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and COLOR isn’t exactly neutral but you will see in a later post how this blazer will transition smoothly into my Fall wardrobe. Think about it, don’t the feathers just remind you of Thanksgiving? I know they do for me :)

Anyway, as far as the outfit itself, if this blazer is too much, try a solid color blazer and it will work wonders to dress up in a dress down style. Hope you ladies liked this one! Can’t wait to share my next post this weekend. It’s comfy, cute and with a Fall inspired color. Stay tune my lovelies! ..And if you want to keep updated with my posts, create a Tumblr and Follow my blog. You will see automatic updates on your feed. It’s totally free!!! Once again, thank you for all the love + support. Xx 

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Photo Credit: Nancy Arellano

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Las Flores

HAPPY LAST DAY OF SUMMER!! Yup! It’s true. Today was the official last day of Summer 2014! I can honestly say it has been the BEST Summer of my life. I look forward to many more like this one with my family, my dog and my girlfriends. Oddly enough, it wasn’t blazing hot today but it was warm which is ideal here in L.A. So to honor the last day of Summer, I wanted to bring out one of my favorite two piece sets. Florals in the Summer never looked better don’t ya’ think?

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                     Floral set : Bubbles Boutique
                     High top Sneakers: Converse
                     Denim long Sleeve: Bubbles Boutique

One of my favorite alternative rock bands is Cafe Tacuba and when I bought this set, it reminded me of their infamous song called “Las Flores”. Translation: The Flowers. Obvious right? So this outfit was actually inspired by this song because when I listen to it, I feel happy. I feel like a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. I feel like a little girl dancing her life away in a meadow full of flowers. I’m a huge, HUGE dreamer you guys and as crazy as this sounds, that’s just me.

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One of the things that had me sold with this floral set, were the side pockets on the shorts. Apart from that, the shorts were long enough to cover the booty. Lately,  when it comes to short shopping, everything shows the booty and well its not so much MY cup of tea. So with the shorts on this set, it was long enough to cover but short enough to look cute. 

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For this playful look, I wanted to keep it PLAYFUL. Which is why I went with the most classic sneaker of all time, chucks! They never, EVER fail. To keep the look even more classic, I decided to bring out my high tops. I added the denim around the waist to give it an even more casual look and make the colors pop. 

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So for this shoot, we had to move locations because the sun was DIRECTLY hitting me that I couldn’t even open me eyes as you clearly saw above. But as cute as that pink wall was, we were able to find this cute little spot, with a lighter shade of pink and an uber cute doorway to what seemed to be a secret garden. Okay I’m just kidding, it was a home but still, it reminded me of a cute garden entrance. 

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Not only is tomorrow MONYAY, the beginning to a NEW week but Tuesday will be the first day of FALL!!!! FINALLY!!! My favorite season of all. Although here in L.A. we won’t start experiencing the cold until much later in the month or even October, I’m excited to simply start showcasing Fall colors. It’ll be a fun and interesting style month. Hope you ladies enjoy tonight’s post. I’ll see you back here tomorrow with my first fall outfit. Until then, sweet dreams my lovelies. Hope you had a beautiful & stylish weekend! Xx

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Photo Credit: Nancy Arellano

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Living!

I AM. I am ALIVE! I am HAPPY! I am chasing my wild rabbit and busting my little tush to find life’s treasures! I am OFFICIALLY BACK! I AM LIVING!!! You have no idea how good it feels to log on to my baby blog, ready to restart & refresh where I last left off but with an even bigger vision. God above knows how much love I have for this. God above knows how much passion I have for simply writing about what I LOVE! This has nothing to do with following the crowd, with following the latest trends or “fitting in”. This is me LIVING my life with the purpose of inspiring you girls to chase, like Levi Maestro would say, “chase your own wild rabbit.” 

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                        “Living” cap found HERE
                        “Nike LunarElite Sky Hi” sneakers found HERE

For tonight’s post, I wanted to once again share my love for comfort, simplicity and sneakers! L.A. has been on a whole other level of hot & humid lately so I decided to bring out one of my favorite skater dresses. This baby has saved my life so many times. It’s short, fun & flirty. The whole ballerina silhouette sold me. Best part, it’s black! You can never go wrong with black!

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To keep me from the blazing sun rays, I decided to bring with me a cap. “Living” is a design piece by Levi Maestro. When I first came across one of his videos on YouTube, I fell in love with his persona. The man is a visionary. A creator. A motivator. A hardworking man with nothing but a positive outlook for the future. When you hear him speak, you can’t help but feel inspired. You can literally feed off his positive energy just by listening to him off a computer screen. So of course, I couldn’t help but support his POSITIVE movement to LIVE LIFE! It’s all so beautiful and I am a proud supporter of people who make what they love and do good.

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I was purposely going for a major BLACKOUT outfit today because I wanted all the focus on my sneakers. After months of searching, I finally found a pair of these babies AND in my size! I am obsessed (aren’t I always?). HA! Seriously though, BEYOND COMFORTABLE! Wow! I feel like I’m walking on fluffily clouds. To finish off the minimal look, I wore my favorite style of sunnies, aviators and a few side bracelets.

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Hope you dolls enjoyed my first post back from a VERY long break! It’s been months but now that I’ve gotten rid of a lot of things that were holding me back from LIVING my life the way I wanted, you will see me post A LOT more! Tomorrow is MONYAY!!! Yes, MON-YAY!! Every day counts, including Mondays so make it count! LOVE YOU GUYS! And a huge thank you to all that kept coming to visit my blog. IT’S AMAZING! I feel so blessed and humbled to have your support! THANK YOU! 

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Photo Credit: Nancy Arellano (My sissy)

Monday, June 9, 2014

L.A. Girl

When it comes to fashion in L.A., all you can truly do is to wear what YOU love. Trends here come and go faster than the speed of light. So stay true to what you like and feel comfortable in it. Despite what you see on my blog, I will normally be found in T’s, shorts/jeans and a pair of sneakers! It’s an automatic go-to. Whether I’m at work or at school, I’m always on the go! Walking is on my daily schedule. So naturally, I gravitate towards comfy shoes on a daily basis…to me that would be sneakers!

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                                           Top: DTLA Alleys
                                           Skirt: Forever 21
                                           Sneakers: Jordan 3

This past Sunday was one of those let’s ditch the heals and call it a day! I wanted to just relax in my favorite sneakers and keep it cool. It was fairly warm and although faux leather wasn’t the best choice, thank God for air conditioning. I can honestly say I’ve worn and re-worn this outfit a million times and never got around to shoot it until now.

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I’ve said it before and I will say it again, my style is very eclectic. I like a lot of things and even more so when I feel confident in them. I normally don’t post a lot of outfits of the day in sneakers but quite frankly, sneakers and the casual looks are a huge, HUGE part of my wardrobe. It’s a big element in my style that finally needed to be showcased. This outfit in particular is the easiest go-to casual for a day in L.A. Comfy without loosing it’s cool trendy style.

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Graphic Ts are an ultimate favorite of mine and they’re usually my type of “basics”. They’re fun and add a lot of personality to an outfit. I paired my 90s tank with my faux leather mini to add edge and compliment the leather on my sneakers. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! My looks tend to be simple but that’s just because that’s how I am…simple!

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Hope you all had a beautiful weekend and an even more beautiful start to your week! I’m so happy to be blogging again! I haven’t done so in a while because I had school and lately, I’ve been coming home to sleep my life away. Work has me feeling like I need to retire soon. (HA!) Anyway, LOVE YOU GUYS! Thanks for stopping by and until our next outfit adventure…!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Baroque

Before I begin this post, let me just say to all the ladies that come here to find outfit inspirations, THANK YOU for choosing me as an outlet to inspire you! It’s a blessing to me to be an option. There’s so many unique styles out in the world and I feel so humbled that I can help inspire at least one of you. So thank you my lovies! You have no idea how happy it makes me feel to be able to help.

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                      Romper: Bubbles Boutique
                      Oxfords: Cole Haan
                      Denim Jacket: H&M

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Lately, I’ve noticed that I’ve secretly been having a love affair with denim…at least my recent outfits of the day prove that. Have you noticed? I know I did just NOW especially with this denim jacket that I bought at H&M online. It was on sale, originally priced at 30 something dollars. I however paid $15. Quiet frankly an AMAZING investment because it’s a year round staple. I’ve worn and re-worn this jacket a million times and I can’t stop. It’s becoming a go-to for every outfit I wear. So much I think I need to give it a break!

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Many of you ladies might have already notice that I tend to own a lot of clothes that have details that are statements within themselves. This romper is a perfect example. The thing that drew my attention towards this outfit was the fabulous and beautiful print. It looks vintage. Very Versace. In specific, it reminds me of the baroque era back in the 1600s where it was first discovered in Rome, Italy (Thank you History 102 for teaching me something). However, when I flipped it around, I totally fell head over heels. I’m a sucker for secret body exposure. It adds that perfect “Oomp” to an outfit that makes people turn heads. This baby had to come home with mama.

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Sunday is usually my day off from work. It begins with mass with my family and right after, a day out with my boyfriend. Since I woke up extremely tired this day, for a comfy chic day out, I put on my favorite oxfords. Although very slippery here and there, they are still THE COMFIEST IN THE WORLD! If you ever want to invest good money on a pair of shoes, specifically flat shoes, I suggest Cole Haan! I bow down to this brand…AMAZING!

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I know floral prints are the craze for spring but if you’re not much of a flower girl, I suggest trying different prints like this one. You’d be surprised on how much you would actually like it…I know I was! :) By the way, this outfit looks A LOT better with a high bun. I ended up picking my hair up after this shoot and I loved my outfit even more. Oh well! I’ll save the capture of the high bun for our next post ;) Hope you’re having a fabulous Tuesday my darlings! <3 Until our next adventure…!

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Photo Credit: Edward Barrera

Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer-Whites

With a month and two days left to welcome our Summer Solstice, Los Angeles has been giving us a little preview as to what to expect this Summer 2014. This past week, we were in the high, HIGH 90s. But this girl is NOT complaining one bit. Despite being born in Mexico and coming to the states at 3 years old, I have grown big love for this state! L.A. is HOME and I consider myself a Cali girl with Mexican roots. Which, before I get carried away, I am happy to have been raised here without never, EVER forgetting where I came from. Very proud to be Latina & Mexicana. So naturally, as a Cali girl, I’ve been ADORING this Cali breeze and heat!

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                    Dress: Bubbles Boutique
                    Denim Vest: Ross (Last Summer)
                    Shoes: Lola Shoetique (Last Summer)

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This past Saturday, my boyfriend & I were on a family reunion. We were all gathering to celebrate one of the many nephews he has. It was his 8th birthday [Happy Birthday Aidan!] So you know what that meant..OUTFIT OF THE DAY! I love playing dress up and even more so when I actually have somewhere to go and socialize! Besides, who doesn’t love kid’s birthday parties? The candy, the games, the bonding, the treats, the cakes & pastries, the memories…let’s not forget the AMAZING FOOD… *drools* It was a good day! :)

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When Saturday came around, the temperatures dropped significantly, however, since the birthday party was in Palmdale, CA the weather up there was still bound to be warm….And indeed, Saturay was a warm beautiful day and I felt like embracing this Spring warmth with this beautiful white dress. White was the perfect color to keep me looking chic and keeping my cool. I bought this dress a few days ago and all the lace detailing had me SOLD! The minute I tried it on, I felt like an angel…a goddess! Ugh!! I’m so obsessed you guys. So feminine. So sexy. So chic. So BEAUTIFUL. Best part, you can pull off day & night summer looks!

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I’m not going to lie, although I’m more than positive that what I’m wearing is a SHORT dress, I was a little hesitant to buy it because I thought maybe it was a top on account of how short it felt. Thank goodness I own one of those seamless slip-shorts that go underneath dresses/skirts. My slip-shorts have a lace detailing which was perfect for this dress because it complimented the lace on the sides…And voilà! I added a denim jacket to give the look a more casual look and avoid being so bare. I wore my favorite, comfy wedges to add a different tone of color. Hope you enjoyed this post ladies! I’m off to bed because it is already Monday and I have work in a few hours! Wish you all a beautiful start to an AMAZING week! Remember: Your day will be what YOUR attitude decides to embrace & react to! Until our next outfit adventure…ta ta ladies! <3

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Photo Credit: Edward Barrera

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Palm Sunday

Hi lovelies! Before I get into my outfit of the day, I want to wish all the momma’s out there a VERY Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you’re having a WONDERFUL & BLESSED day with your loved ones & little ones. Definitely can’t wait to be a mom one day, but for now, I celebrate with you all. Super blessed to have a superhero mom of my own. She’s my Queen & best friend. The one who believes in all my dreams and pushes me to move forward. I can’t thank God enough to have blessed me with a selfless warrior! I LOVE YOU MAMI <3 

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For today’s fashion post, I wanted to go for a very casual, L.A. vibe outfit. After mass, I spent the day at my boyfriend’s house to celebrate mama’s day with his side of the family. Don’t worry, I didn’t neglect my mom. We actually celebrated Mother’s Day on May 10 because that’s the official date for us in Mexico…and well since we’re Mexican, we keep that tradition going. Even though she gets showered with love on both days, Mexican & American dates.

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With that said, let’s talk FASHION! Lately, I’ve had a huge…HUGE obsession with Palm trees. I think it might be because Summer is right around the corner and well, I do live in Los Angeles, city of a million palms. Lately with our hot & breezy weather, they look like they’re dancing around when the breeze hits them. So beautiful! They truly make me oh so happy! So clearly, with all those emotions, when I saw this top, you can only imagine my excitement.

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Another thing I loved about the top was the peplum fit. The print is totally Cali cool and thanks to the peplum fit, I was still able to embrace femininity. So cute!!! Instantly I knew I wanted to pair the top with white pants to keep the look chic. I added the denim jacket around my waist to give my whole outfit a pop of casual. What’s more casual than denim right? And as usual, my favorite strappy heels.

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So there you have today’s post. Can’t wait to re-wear this top and show you guys a different way to style it. I think this might be my favorite top & PRINT for this Summer. Now I need to get a pair of shoes with this print. I already have the one’s I want in mind, just need to find my size *sigh*. Anyway, Happy Mother’s Day to all my fashionista mami’s. Thank you for stopping by blog ladies. I’m so appreciative of the support. THANK YOU!

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Photo Credit: Edward Barrera

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Caged in Black

With Summer right around the corner and Coachella coming to an end a few days ago, I just could not wait ANY longer to wear this cute little dress! I’m absolutely loving the fit!

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                     Dress: Fashion-Street LA
                     Shoes: Go Jane [similar HERE]
                     Kimono: H&M
                     Necklace: Forever 21

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For the past few days, I was seeing A LOT of inspired looks to dress appropriately for the Coachella festival…which in turn inspired this look. Although a lot of the looks I saw were boho florals, raver bright and even relaxed cowboy/indian fringe, I was even more inspired to just be simple and do a MAJOR black attack. I guess what they say is true, change is the new BLACK! :)

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I absolutely love everything about this dress. The flared fit, the material, the comfort, the fact that it did not fit me LONG and of course, the caged midriff that I find ‘oh so sexy’ without overdoing it. This dress is definitely on the top of my Summer wardrobe and I cant wait to wear it more often.

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Although the bare midriff is not too overwhelmingly sexy, I decided to throw on this chiffon Kimono to be a tad bit more “discrete” and add femininity. I came across the kimono a few weeks ago while I was out shopping at H&M and marked at a $15 price tag, I could not pass it up. It’s really a good investment because a kimono like this one is ideal for the summer days. You can add so much more personally to bathing suits and even help cover up those tiny short shorts you have.

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To finish off the look, I wore the usual arm candy & ring party on my hands. I decided to ditch the heels and knew I had to opt out with combat boots. You can never go wrong with a black pair of boots to add edge to a cute little outfit.

Hope you ladies enjoyed this post. It’s MONDAY!!! I know many people dread it but look at the bright side, it’s the beginning of the week and a GREAT opportunity to start out fresh! Make it count.

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Photo Credit: Edward Barrera

    

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter in the Tropics

So I wasn’t really in the tropics (tropical island) for Easter, CLEARLY!!!  BUT my top totally made me feel like I should have been. Hope you all had a very BEAUTIFUL Easter Sunday. After Easter mass, my day was spent in with take-out and at my boyfriends side. While he studied for an exam, I watched movies and did a few chores. It was a relaxing Sunday. A girl can never complain of spending time with the one she loves :)

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When I think of Easter, apart from the biblical meaning of it, I think of bunnies, baby chicks, sweet candy, CHOCOLATE, children and lots of egg hunting. Let’s not forget the fashionable side of Easter, pastel colors, floral dresses, light-weight cardigans and sandals. However, this year, I wanted to change it up a bit and wear the complete opposite. I chose to go with bold colors.

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When I decided to style the two pieces together, I took a look at my outfit and I was instantly reminded of Frida Kahlo. Of course, I’d like to think this outfit would represent her style in a more chic way. What do you think?

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I’m so in love with this top. Everything about it is so pretty. The colors, the parrot design, the boxy fit and even the fabric of the top. It’s so soft. It’s also great because it has a casual but high-end look to it, MAJOR plus! Another thing I love about the top is that I can easily dress it down for a day out. It’s a perfect statement piece for a day at the beach, a stroll in the park and even to take on vacation. The colors are beautiful and perfect for this upcoming Summer!!! It’s such a happy shirt and it makes me feel like I will brighten anyone’s day….at least it did to mine :)

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A few posts ago, I remember describing my style as eclectic. It’s extremely versatile and I love that about it. As long as I want to and feel comfortable, I am willing to try new styles. Not so much because they are on trend but because I actually like it when I try it on! Which brings us to the midi-skirt! This is my first time owning a midi-skirt and I chose this one in particular because it was pleated. I felt like it added a little more sophistication and femininity. I know this skirt will come in handy A LOT, all occasions, including church. Major plus! +

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To finish off the look, the shoes that never fail, black single sole heels. I can’t even express how much use I’ve gotten out of these babies. It should be a crime to wear them this much but I can’t help it, they work wonders. I think if Audrey Hepburn were still alive, she would totally approve!

Hope this Easter was a magical one, spent with those you love most. May God almighty continue to bless all you beautiful ladies in joy, faith, patience, strength and above all, LOVE! Remember: He loves every single one of you and this Easter, He offers the greatest gift of all, His unconditional LOVE. Take it and walk with Him daily. God has risen! He is alive more than ever and He will NEVER fail you!

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Photo Credit to my AMAZING boyfriend, Edward Barrera <3
Thanks to him, all this is possible :) I love you Baby King!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Palm Sunday Match-Up

Remember a few posts ago, I mentioned that I recently started reading during Sunday mass at my church? Well, yesterday, which was Palm Sunday, was finally again my turn to read and a GREAT opportunity for an outfit. Not to get carried away from fashion but I must say, reading at church makes me so immensely happy! I know its “just” reading to some but to me, it’s more than that. It’s an opportunity to share God’s fruitful word, feed my own faith and to share HOPE to everyone sitting in those pews looking for new light & change in their lives! It’s a blessing to be able to have this experience. With that said, let’s move on to my outfit adventure..!

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Every Sunday, I attend mass with my family and every Sunday, it’s an opportunity to pull out my best attire, throw on some heels and embrace simple-chic! Yesterday was no exception. I went with a very basic, conservative and polished look. This outfit of the day is what I like to call, “match-up”.

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About a month back, I came across these pants and…you know the drill, I LOVED them! What don’t I love right? Anyway, these pair of pants are nothing I own in my closet and I knew it was a beautiful pair to own for Sunday mass or a lunch-date during the summer walking around shops on 3rd street Promenade. Ditching the heels and switching to camel sandals of course. Perhaps a fedora too? Beachy-fab!

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Keeping in mind that I would be in church, I didn’t want to wear anything that brought more attention to my clothes than the readings. Which is why I wanted to go with a basic white blouse for these print pants. However, I got lucky because I came across this top a few days ago and I knew it would be the perfect match for these pants. It’s exactly what I wanted, versatile, basic but the navy blue trim was the perfect touch of sophistication and personality that it needed.

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The look and colors were very neutral despite the amount of print these slacks had. I wish you guys could touch them, they’re so silky soft and EXTREMELY comfy. I threw on these go-to single sole heels that never fail me to help elongate my legs and add femininity to my pink toes.

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I threw on this white linen blazer (you will see this blazer more & more as the seasons progress) to add more sophistication. Although I hate how easily linen wrinkles, It’s seriously a must have piece. Especially for Summer weather. To finish the look, I threw on a few “gold” pieces. Some of my favorites to be exact!

Hope you ladies enjoyed this post and I apologize about the hair! It never seems to look as pretty in pictures as it does in person…Booo! Waaa!!! haha But I promise, I will work on that. Anyway, it’s the start of Holy Week for some of us, so if you’re Catholic & Christian, may you have a WONDERFUL Holy Week. Stay away from all negative and use this week to take initiative to change your life. Seek to be better and let go of all judgements & hatred. LET GO & LET GOD! You won’t regret it! For the rest of you ladies, may you have a BLESSED week! Tootles my lovies!

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Photo Credit: Edward Barrera

Monday, April 7, 2014

Olive Mules ( i Love Mules)

Tried to be a little clever with the name of my post today…Hope you guys caught that. After all, I did wear olive slacks with a pair of my newest obsession & style of shoes, peep toe mules!

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For yesterday’s outfit of the day, I wanted to wear something lightweight and feminine. What’s more feminine than crochet-lace right? I decided to re-wear my ‘oh so sexy-chic’ lace top that I wore in one of my V-day outfit ideas. I’ve gotten a ridiculous amount of compliments for this top. It’s so comfy, lightweight, romantic & sexy. I love that I can dress this top up or down without loosing some elegance. 

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For this look, I wanted to embrace neutral colors which is why I complimented the ivory top with these olive slacks. I bought these pants over a year ago, or more, at a local warehouse here in Downtown L.A. It’s one of my favorite spots because they carry a lot of Forever 21 closeout items for more than half the price. I score these babies for just $5 bucks. BRAND NEW! A STEAL DEAL!!!

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To finish off the look, I decided to bring out my new style obsession in shoes…MULES! This is my very first pair that I own and I’m in COMFORT LOVE!!! They are ridiculously comfy, cute and versatile. I’m so happy with this purchase because they don’t look cheap and I found them at a reasonable, affordable price. They are part of Forever 21 current spring collection essentials, found HERE. Definitely won’t be my only pair. I’m already on a hunt for another pair :))

Well my lovely ladies! I hope you enjoyed this post. I kept it sweet & short because I’m currently on my lunch break. It is BLAZING hot today in L.A. So far it’s been a GREAT day! Hope yours is too wherever you may be! HAPPY MONDAY LADIES!!! :)

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Photo Credit: Edward Barrera

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Blues

Hi Lovelies! It’s been quite a while since my last post. So much has been going on that I’ve hardly had any time for myself. I’m on a “school, work, church, family and business” kind of schedule. It’s been a good productive couple of months. I can’t complain. I’m BLESSED! Anyway, the last time I posted, we were still on a Winter time frame and now…we’ve welcome a new beautiful season, Spring! Yes ladies! It’s time to bring out the florals, the colors and the sandals!! So excited to show you guys all the outfits I have in store. So let’s begin with a little Spring Blues… <3

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During the Spring season, we are accustomed to see a lot of floral prints. The more the merrier. Personally, I am a HUGE flower lover. You can call me “flower child”. I ADORE them. Flowers make me oh so happy and whenever I receive them, it makes me feel BEYOND beautiful & special. So if you ever want to gift me something, FLOWERS! They will never fail to make me happy and feel loved! 

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For yesterday’s outfit of the day, the weather in Los Angeles was BEYOND beautiful. It was warm with a slight breeze. The skies were blue and the sun shining down brightly. It was the perfect excuse to bring out this dress. The floral print made me think of Summer in Hawaii (not that I’ve ever been) BUT, I knew it was a good choice to make a spring statement. 

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This dress became an instant must have, not only because navy is a newly found favorite color, but also because of the deep V-cut. When it comes to skater dresses and other dresses with some sort of flare, its inevitable for me not to look like I’m 15 years old. So when I saw that the dress had a V-cut, I knew it would add an “oomph” that said, “Hello Twenty-Something year old”. In other words, I am a grown woman.

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The floral on this dress (peonies) are a huge statement that I definitely did not want to throw on crazy accessories (not that I ever do). Just a few simple gold rings, a couple bracelets to avoid the word “bare” and of course, a linen blazer to polish the look. Clearly, for a relaxing day like it was yesterday in L.A., I wanted to ditch the heels/wedges. I kept the relaxed look and threw on my pair of white chucks. Who said girls can’t wear dresses with sneakers!


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So there you have my Sunny day in L.A. outfit post. I’ve missed writing and posting for your guys so much! Tomorrow is the first day of April and I can’t wait to show you ladies all of my outfit adventures. Until next time my lovelies…oh and for all you ladies who have been faithful followers, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I humbly appreciate all the positive feedback! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Nothing makes me happier than to be able to help you guys with my ideas and share my style into your wardrobe.

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Photo Credit: Edward Barrera

 
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