Monday, October 24, 2016


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

The weather in LA has been a bit bi-polar. After a few scorching hot 100+ degree days, we've finally received cooler weather (and rain!) these past few days. I can finally embrace the season and wear more fall appropriate clothing. This also means that I needed to get my fall wardrobe in order. Being a Los Angeles native and having a personal style that can be best defined as "casual chic", jeans are a must. I live in them during the cooler months and needed to refresh my denim collection with a few new styles, so I turned to Zappos to do a little online shopping. The website is so easy to navigate, plus they offer lightning fast and free shipping, the friendliest customer service and have a 365-day return policy. Plus, they carry one of my favorite denim brands, Hudson. Not only do I love Hudson because their jeans fit me to perfection (right?), but I love that they are a Los Angeles based brand and their styles are exactly in line with my own.

The Hudson Nico Mid-Rise Skinny has always been a favorite mine season after season and I already own a few pairs in this silhouette. I instantly gravitated towards them again because I find a mid-rise jean to be the most comfortable and the super skinny silhouette gives a flattering, streamlined look. The Hardlines 2 caught my eye because it's a faded black hue with hand sanding through the thighs. It features distressing, shredding, and grinding for a beautifully worn-in, casual vibe. I love taking a casual jean and dressing it up with a chic blouse and heels for a balanced look. I can't wait to wear these jeans more throughout the season to show how versatile they can be.

Friday, October 21, 2016


The key to building anything starts with a great foundation and base. When it comes to the face, the foundation sets the canvas for the rest of my makeup so finding the right product is crucial. I have three requirements when it comes to foundation. I want something lightweight for everyday wear, yet buildable for when I have blemishes to cover. I need a product that is long-wearing so I don't need to reapply throughout the day. I have combination skin, so an oil-free formulation is ideal.

After being introduced to Clinique's Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF15 Foundation, I was instantly blown away by the formulation. I had tested it on my hand when I first received it in the mail and could not wait to wear it on my face. The foundation is super lightweight, yet buildable (check!) and can be applied with your fingertips or brush. I prefer to use a brush and found that a little product goes a long way.

The Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF15 Foundation is an oil-free (check!) liquid foundation that adds moisture and subtracts oil to the areas that need it (say goodbye to a shiny t-zone). How smart is that? Because of this, it left me with a smooth, natural look and a silky finish with amazing coverage. It lasted all day, and when I say all day, I mean ALL. DAY. I wore it in Las Vegas for an all-day music festival and did not need to reapply at all (check!). Not only does it meet all my requirements, but it comes in a plethora of shades so there's no need to mix and match to get the perfect color.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Clinique through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Superbalanced Silk Foundation, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


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

I can confidently say that fall is my favorite season. There are plenty of reasons why, but at the top of the list is being able to wear boots, specifically over the knee boots. After falling in love with this boot silhouette last year, I knew I had to fully take advantage of it as soon as the weather allowed me to do so. In preparation, I turned to Zappos to shop for another pair. I do almost all of my shopping online nowadays because of the convenience and ease, mainly thanks to Zappos. They have fast and free shipping, an expansive range of products, 365-day return policy and friendly customer service. Also, they carry one of my favorite shoe brands, Dolce Vita, and carries a great selection from the brand.

Instantly after I started browsing the site, I was immediately drawn to Dolce Vita's Cliff over the knee boot because of it's gorgeous acorn suede color. I love the topstitch detail and the side zipper closure allows me to get in and out of the boots with ease. The padded insole and stacked block heel provides comfort throughout the day. When they arrived at my doorstep, I knew I had to take them out for a spin as soon as possible. To be honest, it was still quite warm in LA, but I just could not wait to wear them. They paired perfectly with a short dress and showed just enough skin, but I can't wait for the temperature to cool down even more so I can style them with jeans and a sweater.

Monday, October 17, 2016


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

According to the calendar, fall officially kicked off a month ago, but here in LA, it was only this week where temperatures have started to cool off. Now that it's officially, officially started, I can finally wear things other than shorts, dresses, and tank tops. It was time to do a little shopping and sprinkle in a few key pieces to my wardrobe. I always turn to Zappos for my online shopping because they just make everything so, so, so easy! Not only do they carry all of the brands I love (hello Joe's Jeans and Steve Madden), but they offer super-fast (and free!) shipping, amazing customer service and a 365-day return policy in case something doesn't work out.

Two key items that I had on my shopping list were jeans and shoes. I live in denim 90% of the time and am always looking for my next go-to pair. I have all the basic styles covered (light/medium/dark washes, blacks and greys, distressed, skinny, ankle, etc.), so I'm looking for styles that set themselves apart from the rest of my collection. The Joe's Jeans Wasteland Ankle in Jerri caught my eye right away because I fell in love with the Jerri wash, a perfect dark denim with hand sanding that gives the new jeans a vintage look. It has a high rise which I've recently been loving and allows me to wear my summer crop tops without showing any skin. Also, I love the slit detail on the hem. Plus, the Wasteland Ankle is part of Joe's Flawless Collection. The collection features a body conscious fabric that provides a flattering fit, holds you in and smooths you out, all while allowing effortless movement throughout the day.

Because of the ankle slit detail, I wanted shoes that will draw attention to it. There's nothing that will do the job better than a pair of fun, metallic heels, like the Infinity by Steve Madden. Gold is one of my favorite colors in general and a favorite to wear for fall and through the holidays. It looks amazing and really pops against dark denim. The slip-on, peep-toe style is classic enough for every day wear and the chunky heel is comfortable enough for all day wear.

What pieces will you be adding to your wardrobe this fall? Please do share!

Thursday, October 6, 2016


The task of giving a greeting card is something that I take very seriously. Sometimes a card accompanies a gift and other times, the card is the gift and addresses the occasion on its own. Whatever the case may be, the card is usually always the first thing the recipient opens and why it is so important to give the right one.

The Papyrus store at my local mall and Target's dedicated Papyrus section is where I always go for my greeting card needs. I love the brand for their premium, hand-crafted works of art and their products are made with the highest quality and attention to detail. I love them because they often feature a special detail like a rhinestone or glittered embellishment, making them little pieces of art that I love to share with my loved ones.

As a nod to Fashion Week, Papyrus has launched a collaboration that's the first of its kind with top fashion designer Zang Toi. Zang Toi is known for his unique style of drama and edginess and the collection ties the connection between art and the fashion world beautifully. The greeting cards feature one of a kind outfits with high-end finishes, elaborate treatments and intricate details. I was especially drawn to them because as someone who loves fashion, I find it difficult to give actual clothing. This collection is fun because I'm able to choose a card/outfit that fits the recipient's style without having to worry about if it's the correct size, fit, etc.

My mom's birthday recently passed and I gave her this card featuring a pink dress with flowers and pink glittered heels. I know that it will stand out amongst all the other cards that I've given her over the years because of its uniqueness and pretty little details. Selecting the right card that speaks to the recipient's personality and style helps to create a more genuine connection and is more meaningful and long-lasting.

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