Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Fall quickly sneaked up on me this year and I haven't had much time to shop. Thanks to Zappos and their fast, free shipping and easy 365 day return policy, this alleviated the need to go to the mall and I was able to get my shopping done in the comfort of my own home (actually, bed). I recently gave Levi's newly-launched 700 line a try (more about that here) and became genuinely impressed with how the jeans fit on my body. My silhouette of choice is the 710 Super Skinny, which I loved so much that I have them in 3 different washes: Dark Steel, Waterfront and Secluded Echo.

The beauty of denim and why I love it so much is that it's become my go-to-choice for all day, every day, no matter the occasion. Denim used to only be worn in casual settings, but nowadays, it can easily be elevated for an evening-chic look. Whether paired with heels, a sparkling top, statement jewelry, and/or fitted blazer, the transformation from day-to-night is quick and easy - just like shopping at Zappos! I wore my Levi's 710 Super Skinny in Waterfront and paired it with a basic, white tank  top and sneakers for an afternoon spent running errands. Without much time to change and get ready, I threw on a black trench vest and heels to revamp the look to something more appropriate for my evening dinner plans.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Levi's® Womens 710 Super Skinny in Dark Steel, Waterfront, and Secluded Echo

My wardrobe never strays away from denim and now that fall is officially upon us, so is denim season. Although I have a few jeans that I love to death, the new season presents the opportunity (& excuse) to search for a new perfect pair.

Jean shopping can be extremely challenging, but it doesn't have to be. I turned to Zappos to give Levi's newly-launched 700 line a try. The new collection is designed by women, for women, and comprised of classic styles that give a streamlined look. The selection on Zappos was expansive, but not overwhelming, and offered a variety of rises, leg openings, lenghts, and washes.

Whenever I'm trying a new line, I like to test drive it in a skinny silhouette. The curve-enhancing silhouette allows me to fully experience how the jeans fit on my body. I opted for the 710 Super Skinny silhouette and loved how they offered a variety of inseams. This saves me the trouble of making a trip to the tailer, which is often put on the back burner, and results in me either cutting the extra length off myself or wearing them with a rolled cuff. I couldn't be more pleased with how they fit once they arrived. The fabric has a blend of stretch that allows for movement and comfort, and fits my body like they were designed just for me.

It's amazing how rewarding it is to find a pair of jeans (or in my case, 3!) that fit me so well. Not only does it look great on the outside (if I may say so myself), but instantly uplifts my spirits from within.

Friday, September 18, 2015


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sears. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my blog possible.

September means that it's time to go back-to-school and that the fall season is right around the corner. It also means that it's the month of fashion shows/weeks. Kicking off in New York City and spreading throughout the world to London, Paris, Milan and beyond, I can't help but to be inspired. With New York Fashion Week ending and seeing my Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat feeds flooded with all the festivities, I wanted to style a look that would be appropriate for such. I think that all my trips to the Big Apple have definitely deepened my love for the color black and you really can't go wrong with wearing it from head-to-toe.

If I was there in person, I imagine myself wearing a little black shift dress that's short, but oversized and flowy to combat the heat and humidity, and of course, to show off my summer tan before it wears off. A chic, black blazer worn over the shoulders not only give the look some dimension, but also for when the air conditioning is blasting indoors. And to finish it off, wedges for height and because they are more practical for walking than a pair of stilettos.

Check out how Pink Champagne Problems styled her outfit here!

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Thursday, September 17, 2015



I'm the type of person who needs some sort of motivation when it comes to getting me to work out. My number one motivator is food and being able to consume anything that my stomach desires guilt-free. The second? Fashion. It's no secret that you feel your best when you look your best. Cute workout clothes definitely puts a pep in my step and gets me off the couch.

Activewear isn't strictly for the gym nowadays and the athletic-wear trend is becoming a large part of my wardrobe. A few years ago, my shoes of choice were boots and heels, but fast-forward to present day - I gravitate toward sneakers more so than any other type of shoes.

I'm so excited for the newly launched Derek Lam 10C Athleta collaboration because we can now say goodbye to the days of sloppy gym clothes. This limited-edition, ready-to-workout collection by fashion icon Derek Lam blends his sophisticated style with Athleta's fitness expertise to create pieces with the perfect hybrid of style and performance. I can easily transform this look with a leather jacket and slip on flats tnd proceed with my day.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Athleta through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about the Derek Lam 10C Athleta collection, all opinions are my own.

Friday, September 11, 2015


I instantly fell in love with Austin, TX when I first visited last October during my Ice Cream Trippin' road trip (recap here) and knew that the city deserved a second visit (& 3rd, 4th and so on...) with more time to explore. This past Labor Day presented the perfect opportunity (albeit the 100+ degree heat) and Melanee & I embraced the city (or it may have been the other way around) with open arms. Like all of my vacation plans, the goal was to see, eat, sleep and repeat.

(left to right, top to bottom)

TORCHY'S TACOS - Delicious Mexican food. A taco menu with options for every taste bud. The chips and guacamole and street corn are a MUST. There's a few locations throughout the city, but go to their trailer park location on 1st Street and dine al fresco.
LICK HONEST ICE CREAM - A stop on the Ice Cream Trippin' tour and a favorite of mine. Try the Roasted Beets & Fresh Mint flavor for a refreshing, sweet treat.
THE SALT LICK -  40 minutes outside of Austin, but worth the drive. One of the best BBQ spots ever and their spicy sauce is to die for. I'm normally not a fan of leftovers, especially while on vacation, but this was a rare exception.
SEVENTH FLAG COFFEE - I can't function without caffeine and this is my coffee spot of choice, after trying a few. Plus, the cute decor doesn't hurt.
SHAKE SHACK - Being that we don't have this in LA, I indulge myself with Shake Shack whenever I can.
JOSEPHINE HOUSE - Hands down, the cutest restaurant ever. Located inside a blue cottage, this was the perfect (& most picturesque) place for brunch.

GRAFFITI WALLS - Located through the city, it was fun to spot them while driving around and of course, spotting for a photo op.
BATS UNDER CONGRESS AVENUE BRIDGE - Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. At sunset, millions of bats fly out from under the bridge and is truly a sight to see.
SAN MARCOS RIVER - Tubing down a river isn't something that I get to experience in LA so this was a must-do on the bucket list. 
BARTON SPRINGS - The perfect oasis to cool down from the heat.


I tend to stick with hotel properties that I'm familiar with when it comes to traveling. It was a no brainer to stay at the newly opened JW Marriott since I recently stayed at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa a few months ago and was blown away on all levels. The new Austin property is located in Downtown Austin, in the heart of the city, with everything easily accessible and just minutes away. Navigating the city was a breeze, being at the hotel is walking distance to some of the city's landmark sites including the Texas State Capitol, Sixth Street, and South Congress (be sure to stop by the Congress Avenue Bridge for the bats!).
We felt right at home from the moment that we pulled up to valet, thanks to their exceptional staff. Checking in was a breeze and I was beyond impressed with our room. Expansive views of the city from our bedroom, modern decor (the leather headboard is to die for!), a luxurious bathroom with marble tiles, and the most comfortable beds that made afternoon naps a mandatory activity, feeling spoiled would be a understatement. My favorite? The rooftop pool. It was the perfect escape from the hot Texas heat and provided stellar views of the city skylines as well as Lady Bird Lake.

Thank you Austin for a memorable weekend, see you soon! xo