Happy post-Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a lovely time with your loved ones. My father and I had a very low key Thanksgiving (my mother is currently in Turkey doing charity work). We went to IHOP for breakfast! I love that place because it reminds me of my childhood. My father used to drive me to school and 2-3 times a week we would stop for breakfast there and I would always get my silver dollar pancakes, eggs sunny side up and chocolate milk. My father, being a health nut, always asked for easy chocolate so I would not be fueled up on excess sugars. Now that I think about it, I have one cavity, so I’m thankful to him for being so aware.
Also, THANK YOU! I am thankful for my virtual family. You all make me so happy & push to me to do better all the time. I can’t thank you enough. Without you, I wouldn’t still be blogging and having the opportunity to talk to you all. The skirt I’m wearing is from my online store; Private Cartel and this weekend only everything is 15% off plus FREE SHIPPING. Be sure to check it out! Use the promo code THANKS
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend high tea at The London Hotel in West Hollywood for an event hosted by Ashley Tisdale supporting cancer research for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The event was sponsored by Shoedazzle and it was such a pleasure to be able to spend the time for a good cause. Aside from blogging, I also am a Marriage & Family Therapy Intern and see clients, mainly children & adolescents , so children have a very special place in my heart.
For the event, I naturally wore these amazing silver pointed toe pumps (they’re called the “Beatrice”) from Shoedazzle. They are so chic and look very expensive, but most of all, they were extremely comfortable.
Happy Monday everyone! Today won’t be a personal style post because the past week and half I have been non-stop slaving away working on the final touches for my online store Private Cartel. I started this store six months with my friend and back then it was just an idea. An idea I always wanted to make happen, however, with my Internship and seeing a full load of clients and full-time blogging again, I wasn’t sure I would be able to deliver.
Today, I am proud to say that I have made an idea a reality. I have worked non-stop and full-time with this store with a very minimal budget. All photograph and photo editing was done by my partner and I and we designed the website as well. It took us hours every day to scramble, and right now, it may not be perfect, but it’s something I am so proud of.
Private Cartel caters to both MEN & WOMEN, so there is something for everyone!
Please go visit Private Cartel and as a gift for following the blog use the promo code PCLFM10 for 10% off your total purchase!
Below are some items I’ve posted on my Instagram wearing items from the store!
Once again, THANK YOU all for your continuous support. I really wouldn’t be where I am without you.
I had a completely amazing fairy-tale moment two weekends ago. It was yet another wedding of a dear friend and it was magical. So much love between them and I definitely can say, I have never seen such love between two people. Congrats Jennifer & Alex!
Today’s post is a two-fer…an outfit post and a post on how to get the most delicious and flawless spray tan. Thank you to Spray LA for making my skin look amazing. I truly felt beautiful all week! For those who know me, I don’t do spray tans…I’m always scared of getting patches, stripes or looking like an Ooompa Loompa. Spray LA took my fears and turned them into distant memories when I visited their amazing salon in Glendale. Ani was so welcoming and kind and helped me prep the night before with her excellent tips (i’ll share below). So once again, thank you Spray LA! Check them out here.
Tips for the PERFECT sunless tan:
Before your spray tan:
1. Prep your skin by shaving or waxing a day prior to your appointment.
2. Exfoliate really well paying close attention to the rough skin on your heels, elbows, and knees.
3. Come to your spray tan appointment with clean skin- no lotion, oils ,or deodorant.
4. We recommend getting any nail service before your spray tan.
It’s best to wait at least 8-10 hours after your spray tan before your next shower. It usually takes that much time for the spray tan to settle in.
Maintaining your spray tan:
1. Minimize any physical activity, swimming, and especially the jacuzzi and any hot bath while you have your spray tan on.
I rented this gorgeous Badgley Mischka dress from Rent the Runway (I didn’t have time to go and look for anything, so this site save my butt!). I paired it with a leather jacket for an edgier vibe (I can’t go full glam!) and a dark red lip cream called Simply Vamp “Aphrodisiac” from NYX Cosmetics (get it here).
Today’s post is super quick, but possibly one of my favorites. This skirt from Gypsy Junkies is one of my absolute favorites. I love the high slights and the fact it’s not too scandalous. I love pairing very bohemian pieces with an edgy item, like my leather jacket. Something about pretty and rough just makes me happy. Pairing a leather jacket with anything is really one of my favorite things to do. Also, this body suit via Tobi is one of my closet favorites too. A fun leather jacket is definitely a Fall must-have! I hope you’re all excited for the weekend! I have a huge FRIENDSGIVING dinner on Sunday and I can’t wait to cook up a storm for my friends!
All right, all right…today’s post is a little over the top, however I’ve had a childhood obsession with this british TV show called Absolutely Fabulous. If you haven’t checked it out, do so! I love wearing red and I love strong blazers and this red and gold one definitely steals the show. Borrowed from my lovely mother, I paired this blazer with high waisted pants and a crop top. I also decided to get a little cray cray and do a fun messy bun. Hope y’all like!
Since the coat is from the 80’s and back then the bigger the better, you could also rock a men’s blazer to achieve this look. We all know raided your dad’s/boyfriends/husband’s closet is the “it” thing to do…so go for it!