Tuesday, September 20, 2016

FESTIVAL BOUND

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Zappos.com. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my blog possible.
 
It's only Tuesday, but I'm already patiently waiting for this weekend to arrive. A weekend that I've been looking forward to for quite some time because Zappos has invited me as a special guest to attend their sponsored Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas. The three day festival is fully loaded with music (I'm looking forward to see J. Cole, The Lumineers, Galantis and many, many more!), food and fashion. It takes place in Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont street which is unfamiliar territory to me. I'm looking forward to all that both the festival and the area has to offer!

Getting festival ready requires carefully thought out outfits that are not only stylish, but conducive to the hot desert weather, dancing, and being comfortable. Since I'll be there for three days, I turned to Zappos.com for this weekend's wardrobe needs. I'm a huge fan of online shopping at Zappos because it is a one-stop-shop for head-to-toe looks. Before I hit the ground running, I knew that it would be warm and I wanted to wear light layers in the form of flowy dresses, loose boyfriend jeans, and tank tops. Comfort is always my top priority and the right footwear is key to staying comfortable - think low chunky heels, flat sandals, ankle boots, and sneakers.

With a general idea in mind, I browsed Zappos by brand and began adding items to my cart. The experience was a breeze and I knew that whatever didn't work for me could be returned/exchanged, thanks to their 365 day returns policy. I came away with a Free People flowy floral dress, a black and white striped muscle tank by Project Social T, Levi's boyfriend jeans, a black Amuse Society dress, black Sol Sana sliders, peep-toe Dolce Vita 'North' booties, and tan Sol Sana sandals with a small heel and stud details. Thanks to their speedy shipping, everything arrived just in time and I can't wait until Friday!

Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see all my looks come to life and get in on all the action.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Zappos.com. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my blog possible.

Monday, August 29, 2016

EXPERIENCE MURAD


I had the opportunity to attend Murad's grand re-opening event a few weeks back for their store and spa on W. 3rd Street here in Los Angeles. It was a treat to be in attendance for this special event and to be able to meet Dr. Murad, the man responsible for one of my must-have skincare items - the Acne Spot Fast Fix. Not only is Dr. Murad the sweetest man, but he provided so many helpful tips like eating our daily water intake vs. drinking it.

The store houses every single clinical skincare product that's part of the Murad brand and the brand itself is all encompassing for everyone. No matter what age or skin type you have, there are products that will focus on your needs. To get a better idea of my skin concerns, the Murad Youthcam takes a photo of your skin and evaluates it. Not only does this help make recommendations for what products I should be using in both my day & night time skincare regime, but it also gave my facialist a better idea of what treatments I needed.

As mentioned, this location also features the Murad spa with 2 treatment rooms. I was able to receive a facial and learn more about my skin. Not only was it a relaxing experience, but educational as well. Throughout each step, I was walked through the process to better understand why each step (& product) was necessary. 

Enter to win Murad's $150 Gift Card Giveaway and be sure to visit Murad at 8207 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048!  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

LACED AND RIPPED

 ZARA TOP AND JEANS, SOLSANA HEELS, CELINE BAG AND SUNGLASSES


The perfect juxtaposition of feminine and boyish... lace and ripped boyfriend jeans. Paired with simple neutral accessories that lets the look speak for itself and my Celine sunglasses that are probably my most worn sunglasses to date. 

Photos by Vincent Elejorde

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A WORK SPACE TO INSPIRE



My relationship with my HP Spectre laptop has been going strong for 2 months now. You can read more about my experience with the world's thinnest laptop here and here. After solely using the Spectre for the past few months, I can't imagine life without it and am thankful for it because it has re-inspired me in various ways.

I'm thankful not only for a powerful laptop that allows me to work hours on end without having to recharge it, but for the HP Spectre's unique and sleek design. The gorgeous rose gold details encouraged me to revamp my work space to match. I never realized how important it is to have a work area that I love and leaves me feeling inspired. Now, I sit down at my desk with a "feel good" feeling and don't mind the occasional nights where I burn the midnight oil. I've made an effort to always have fresh white flowers, postcards of prints and quotes that I love, an invigorating candle scent and of course, the desk essentials (pens, notebooks, scissors, etc). I love that not only does everything go well together aesthetically, but it's functional and practical. 

The HP Spectre has allowed me to be more mobile and to take my work outside of my home (as mentioned in a previous post) and has also done the same for when I am home. With my new work environment and new laptop, I have been able to create more content for my blog and post more frequently. I look forward to putting in "work", although it really doesn't feel like work when I love what I do. I have taken on a project that had been put on the back burner for months. I haven't changed the layout of my blog since its inception many, many years ago and it's been long overdue. Now armed with the HP Spectre, the Adobe Creative Suite and a new work environment that I simply adore, I'm excited to conquer this new project.

Over the next few months, I'll be revamping my blog with a new layout and can't wait to share it with you once it's complete.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by HP. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my blog possible.