Jul 31, 2013

REMIX: Ivory Dress

         Lacey Day  | Boho | Fall for Tights

Its Wednesday guys! {Happy dance} I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after my long vacation but it's just not happening. All I want to do is be in pj's, watch some romantic comedies, and have a glass of wine. Ok, back to reality Jea...

Today's remix is an ivory dress worn three ways. In these three looks, I styled the dress with a cardigan, a top, and by itself. The simplicity and color of the dress gives you more options to play with when creating looks. There is no limit to creativity, so style away! Transition your favorite summer dress into fall style. Take a chance with layering and see the wonders you come up with. As you can see, this dress is a perfect example of versatility. 

Which look is your favorite?

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Jul 30, 2013

Pretty in Florals

As most of you know, I am a floral freak. I can't get enough of it. When I saw this pretty dress at Plato's Closet I snatched it without hesitation. The pretty colors and flowers just make me happy. I paired the outfit with my favorite comfy shoes and off I go! Simple, cute, and perfect girly office look.

dress: Plato's Closet, belt: Target, purse: Target, shoes: Lulus, eyeglasses: Bonlook, necklace: Stella&Dot

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Jul 29, 2013

Just Breathe

Monday is here and vacation time is over. Noooo, I don't want it to end! I have to say the month of July has been good to me. I got to spend the 4th of July weekend with my best friend and showed her a good time in beautiful California. Then, for the last two weeks we spent quality time with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law who visited us from Puerto Rico.

So far, this has been one of the best summers since I've been living in San Diego. I told myself, "Jealeyni, you WILL enjoy this summer!" Sometimes it's good to relax and just breathe. Don't take life to serious. You will end up going crazy and miss special moments. In that note, let this week begin!

top: Plato's Closet, shorts: American Eagle, sandals: Love Culture, purse (old): Payless, bracelet: ModCloth, bracelet: ModCloth, necklace: Stella & Dot, eyeglasses: Bonlook

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Jul 25, 2013

Drop Waist Dress

I've been seeing a lot of cute drop waist dresses lately, and I was lucky enough to find this adorable one in Plato's Closet (infatuated with thrift shopping). I was a little hesitant on how it would look on me because I'm short, but once I tried it on I fell in love with it. The length is just perfect and the under stripe lining makes the dress even more interesting. All I wanted to do was twirl! Isn't it pretty?

Remember, don't hold back on trying a trend just because of your body type. Try it out first, see how it looks, and if you feel comfortable with it, go for it. Confidence is key!

dress: Plato's Closet, wedge sandal: Target, bracelet: Forever21, bracelet: Mellies Design, eyeglasses: Bonlook

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Jul 23, 2013

Slow Recovery

Hola my friends! Uff, I feel like I'm running on fumes. This month has been a busy one for sure. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are visiting from Puerto Rico so we are taking advantage of our summer vacation to the fullest! We arrived from Las Vegas yesterday and had such a great time. Although I had a blast, it feels good to be home.

You may have read my obsession with graphic t's, so I put together a collage of my casual outfits I wore during my visit to Vegas. I chose looks that were comfortable and easy to work with. Not to mention, it was HOT, so yea...easy, breezy looks for sure.

|Left| top: Love Culture, black tank: Walmart , shorts: American Eagle  purse: Target, sunglasses (similar): Target, sandals: Love Culture, bracelet: Forever 21, bracelet: ModCloth

|Middle| top: Aeropostale, shorts (similar): Delias, shoes: Toms, sunglasses: Target, bracelet: Forever 21, bracelet: ModCloth 

|Right| top: American Eagle, pink tank: Walmart, shorts: H&M, arrow necklace: Stella&Dot, heart necklace: Stella&Dot, purse: Foreign Exchange, sandals: Payless, sunglasses: Target

Here is what I wore yesterday on my way back to SD. Which look do you like best? Please share!

Summer Casual

top: Aeropostale, shorts: H&M, sandals (similar): Love Culture, arrow necklace: Stella&Dot, bracelet: Forever 21, bracelet: ModCloth

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Jul 18, 2013

Currently Coveting: Pretty Dresses

Pretty Dresses

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I've always been a fan of pretty dresses, especially ones with a unique print. Now that the summer weather is kicking in, you can wear a cute light breezy dress and not have to worry about what top and bottom to wear. Throw on some cute wedges/sandals, minimal jewelry and off you go! I found these adorable dresses from Bonne Chance Collections and just under $50. Aren't they adorable? I currently have #2 on my wish list. Pay day, get here already...just saying.   

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Jul 16, 2013

How to style a Graphic Tee

Graphic Tee

My current obsession: graphic tee. I went shopping this weekend for our Vegas trip this Friday, and I did some minor damage. I purchased a couple graphic tees, and I'm already visioning what looks to create..stay tuned! Graphic tees could be worn many ways depending on your style. My personal favorite (all about the comfort) the tee with denim shorts. To add some fun to my look, I would pair them with these cute studded sandals and some cool Bonlook sunglasses to add some color to the wardrobe. If you prefer a chic look, try a high waisted stripe skirt but tucking the shirt in, a gold bracelet, some fun animal print sunglasses, and shoes for a perfect finishing touch. How would you style your graphic tee?

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Jul 11, 2013

4 x 4 Style: Summer Braids

I know I would love to pull-off straight hair in the summer as much as possible but you know that doesn't last long. I feel for those who live in areas where the weather hits three digits.Yikes! Having said that, I will be trying summer braids more often.

Can you believe until this day, I still haven't learned how to do a French braid? Yes, you read that correctly. Am I the only one?! Shame on me huh? Well, for now, a two braid hairdo will suffice. After all, the goal is to create a cute summer hair look whether it's a French braid, fish tail, or two braid. 

The steps below are super easy to follow and don't require too much. Part your hair in the middle or to the side, whichever you prefer. Start by grabbing two pieces of hair from one side and create the two braids while grabbing smaller pieces from the bottom. Repeat these same steps on the other side.

For steps 6 and 10, I added a bobby pin to hold the braids in place while I do a ponytail. Once you have your ponytail, remove the bobby pins. Create a messy bun and there you have it! A fun summer hair look.

 Have fun braiding! 

It's 4x4 Style again! We would love to see how YOU style your summer braid. Show us by tagging your photos using #4x4style on TwitterInstagram, or FacebookDon't forget to check out RunwayChef | FashionEdible | Luci's Morsels and see how they would style their summer braid.  

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Jul 10, 2013


We are it again! Today's remix is all about the versatility of a denim vest. This essential piece can be worn at any time and adds a layer of warmth to your wardrobe, especially for those chilly summer nights. It also adds some fun to your look, which is always good. Pair this piece with a maxi dress, a tee and shorts, or even a skirt, and I promise you will be embracing this trend more often. Which look is your favorite?                 

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Jul 8, 2013

Summer days

When stressed out...take a mini-vacation! These past few days were amazing! I took a mini break from it all and when I mean it all, even school! I've been a bit overwhelmed lately that I told my bestie, who lives in Tennessee, to pack her bags and come to Cali. It was a YOLO moment for sure and glad she did it. It was her first time in this beautiful state and of course she LOVES it. I took her to my favorite spots in San Diego and LA; her favorite place, Santa Monica. I love that place! 

This outfit is perfect for those hot summer days. The breezy shorts keep me nice and cool but comfy. Add a cute denim vest for some extra oomph and have fun with accessories. 

denim vest (similar): Charlotte Russe, tank top (similar): Forever21, shorts: Charlotte Russe, necklace: Francescas, sandals: Forever21, purse: Foreign Exchange, sunglasses: Target

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Jul 1, 2013

Let Go

Getting a little personal in today's post...There are times when I wonder where life is taking me. Whether I'm making sound decisions or if I happen to miss a step. What's amazing about life is that every day is a learning experience.  For those who don't know who Pastor Joel Osteen is, well he's an amazing preacher and man of God. I listened to his sermon yesterday and how he reiterates releasing the yoke that is holding you back. Sometimes we feel like we are dragging ourselves and become oblivious to what's going on. It's time to release the weight and trust in your instincts. It's not too late in obtaining these goals you've set for yourself. Remove the negativity from your life and embrace change and growth. Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Stop saying I can't and start saying I can. Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything YOU put your mind too.

I felt like sharing that with you...Be bless!

Now, on to the outfit...

Remember my cutout dress post? Well I found this adorable top at Forever 21 and of course, I'm loving the minnie cutout just below the shoulders. Not too revealing huh? Just perfect to pull off this fun summer trend. On another note, the eiffel tower print just makes me want to be in Paris right about now. Maybe I can pull a Dorothy and click my heels three times and I'm there? Hey, a girl can only dream. 

top: Forever21, shorts (similar): Delias, flats: Charlotte Russe, necklace: Claires, eyeglasses: Bonlook

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