Jan 19, 2015

My Home Decor

What makes a home special and unique? It's the simple details that make the difference. As promised, today I will share my favorite pieces of our home.  As I mentioned previously here, my goal is to go with a french vintage country style/shabby chic look, however, buying new furniture was not an option, so I had to work with what I currently own. With that being said, I decided to purchase pieces that compliment my furniture to drive toward that french shabby chic feel. Thanks to Rachel Ashwell my obsession has gone to another level. I've fallen in love with the outcome…and better yet, my husband is pleased (so that's a plus!). The best part of it all? I can always switch things up and play with my space without having to invest in new pieces. It's a win-win!

First photo : Newport Avenue Antiques | Roses from Market
Second photo: Vignettes Antiques (gold picture frames) | Newport Avenue Antiques (vase & flowers) Third photo: Jerome's (sofa set) | coffee table: The Workshop | crown: Newport Avenue Antiques | candles & vase: Pier One | books: Barnes & Nobles | accent pillows: Pier One & Newport Avenue Antiques
 Fourth photo:  Newport Avenue Antiques   (wine holder) | bottles & flowers: Newport Avenue Antiques 
Fifth photo: letter "V"& books Vignettes Antiques | cream box (old): Pier One 
Sixth photo: a journal, "The best of Me" by Nicholas Sparks, and "When Tito Loved Clara" by  John Michaud

Jan 7, 2015

Easy does it

I'm a firm believer that to be stylish there is no need to wear name brand items and spend a fortune just to be on trend. It may sound repetitive, but I have to put it out there! Don't get me wrong, if you can afford it, by all means go for it! However, it's OK to rock a look that not only makes YOU feel good but helps the pocket book, you know what I mean? ;) With temperatures dropping like crazy, this faux fur vest came just in time! Not to mention this fabulous hat that completes the whole ensemble. Easy does it! 
 sweater (similar): Forever 21 | vest (similar): Forever 21 | denim (similar): American Eagle | boots (similar): Forever 21 | hat: Prima Donna | necklace: Prima Donna | sunglasses: ASOS

Jan 5, 2015

New Changes

Bienvenidos 2015! I'm looking forward to this New Year and some personal goals I've set for myself as well as changing a few aspects of my blog. Don't get me wrong, I love writing about fashion and all, but it's always good to share other things that spark my interest like home decor and my personal life (i.e., my struggle with infertility). I know many females can relate so I believe it's always good to share your story with others because you never know who you'll inspire. So stay tuned!

 top: ILYCouture | cardigan: ANGL | beanie: Forever 21 | sunglasses: Forever 21 | necklace: Windsor | pants (similar): Target | ring (similar): Forever 21 | booties: Target | Tote: Target

Dec 31, 2014

Adios 2014

Here we are! It's time to say adios 2014 and welcome 2015! It's been a year full of ups and downs, but  it sure ended with a bang! From purchasing our new home to getting a promotion, all I can say is that I'm truly blessed and grateful. I pray this New Year brings many blessings, especially a little bundle of joy (Lord willing!). So, whether you spend your last hours of 2014 at home in PJ's watching your favorite reality show or get all dolled up for tonight's festivities, make sure you make it memorable! Cheers and I'll be back on Monday, Jan 5th. Happy New Year my peeps! 

Dec 29, 2014

What to Wear New Years Eve

Few years back, if you told me to put an outfit together for New Years Eve, I would have purchased everything new. Since becoming a fashion blogger, I've learned to shop wisely and only invest on pieces I know I can wear more than once. Believe it or not, I wore this dress last year for NYE (I sure did! Nothing wrong with that) But this time around, I thought I change it up a bit. I went ahead and added a fitted burgundy top for contrast and a sparkly statement necklace for a "voila!" effect. Don't forget to add some tights and your favorite booties for a quick, easy, and cheap NYE ensemble. Bring on the champagne and let the New Year begin!

 dress (old): Forever 21 | top: Forever 21 | booties (old): Forever 21 | necklace: Charming Charlie

We finally moved in to our new home, and I'm so happy to be back in the swing of things! I will be sharing my home decor ideas once everything is put together and complete. For now, if you follow me on Instagram, you can get an idea of what theme I'm going with. Thanks for sticking with me and let's ring in the New Year with a bang! 

Dec 12, 2014

Holiday Fashion Trend

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When I think of holiday fashion trends, I think of gold, glitter, and eye-catching pieces. It's just something about it that adds instant glam to any look. Whether you are attending a fabulous holiday party or just a simple get together with family and friends, some sparkle and chic-ness would be the perfect touch to your holiday ensemble. I've gathered some holiday party must-haves that will have you  shining and looking effortlessly chic.

Dec 10, 2014

Shop Small

While many fashion bloggers love to shop at popular name brand stores, shopping small (what we bloggers like to refer to shopping at our local boutiques) is always a great idea, especially now for the holidays! Not only does it provide more options to shop from, but you will also be supporting your local small businesses-I'm all about small shopping! I find the most unique pieces with great quality at smaller shops and with plenty of versatility; hence this flowy cardigan. It's the perfect winter staple for the California girl. 

 top: Hi Roomie| cardgan: Hi Rommie | jeggings: American Eagle | booties: Target | hats: Prima Donna | necklace: Hi Roomie | sunglasses: Ray-Bans