How To: Look Expensive For Less

Hi Guys! So excited to be back working on the blog and sharing what I’ve been up to! January has been filled with lots of planning and, like most all of us, writing out our goals for 2017; don’t worry, I won’t bore you with my 7 pages. An exciting new year starts new trends, therefore I’m mixing it up a bit on the blog in a new ‘How-To’ series.

Today’s How-To is how to look expensive for less. We all know, when you look good you feel good, and you can do that with just a few basic pieces in your closet. Yes! With pieces you already have!!!

Today, I’m pairing this black bell sleeve Madewell turtleneck with the Madewell “nine inch high-riser skinny skinny” denim. LOL, say that three times.

Having reliable basics is a must for any wardrobe!

Here are a few ways to elevate your basics…

  • Accessorize: These olive tassel earrings are the ultimate grab in my jewelry box right now. The bolder the better with your basics to make that statement, girl! I paired this gold brass cuff over the sleeve with the matching brass ring. A clean black turtleneck is exactly what I wanted to show this gorgeous horn pendant necklace. Love the contrasting color.
  • Repetition: This is something I do in a lot of  my outfits, and something I’ve learned over the years. I love playing off existing elements in an outfit. The tassel earrings pair perfectly with the tassel bag.
  • Tuck it: Tuck your blouse to give your outfit a completely different look. Here, I wanted to accentuate the high rise of the denim, tucking the sweater all the way around. You can also do a half-tuck or a side-tuck dependent on the blouse and/or outfit.

Whew! Lot’s happening and we’re just getting started. Stay tuned for next weeks ‘How-To’ series and stick around, check out some of the newbies on the site or say hi below. Xx

Photo credit: Todd White

Gifting with Godiva

Simply, having a wonderful Christmas time with one of the best gifts to give, Godiva!!! img_2768 img_2776 img_2771 One to keep, One to give.img_2797 img_2788 img_2831 img_2804img_2836SO yum!!! Who doesn’t love amazing chocolate?! From truffles, to Belgian fillings, I was happy to share the love. Happy Holidays!

Special thanks to Godiva for the Box that Keeps Giving.

(photos by Syliva Vaquera)


Off The Shoulder Summer


shorts VINTAGE (from UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE -((similar best of budget here and here))
top ZARA
sandals TARGET
sunnies VENICE BEACH (similar here and here)


I’m loving that this off-the-shoulder trend is sticking around. I found the blouse pictured at one of my always reliable stores (a.k.a Zara). I can’t find the link to this blouse online :/sorry y’all-  but I’ve linked some other super cute off the shoulder blouses below… (this one is my favorite of all!)

You can go super casual like I did here — it’s super cute tucked in or out, OR you can dress it up with some cute wedges and white jeans and you’re set for brunch with your besties.

What’s your favorite trend of the summer?

(photos by Syliva Vaquera)