Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Timeless Classic: the little black dress

Mckelligon Canyon
Situated inside on the eastern side of the Franklin Mountains, Mckelligon Canyon is not only a destination for popular rock-climbing and outdoor recreational adventures; it is also an area imbued with Indigenous roots with Spanish colonial history connecting Mexico and the United States via the border town of El Paso. The desert canyon walls and scenic views of Mckelligon Canyon are sources of inspiration and the perfect setting for styling and accessorizing a timeless classic wardrobe piece: the little black dress. From casual to chic and vintage to elegance, the scenery of the trails, the historical features of the canyon and the outdoors amphitheater accentuate the versatility of the little black dress. The popularity of the little black dress stemming from the simple albeit elegant designs of Coco Chanel served as an inspiration to style four distinct black dresses with different patterns, fabrics, and lengths. From a casual wear on a sunny afternoon to an elegant look for evening date at an outdoor amphitheater, the little black dress is a versatile, timeless, and an accessible piece that is essential to complete a woman’s wardrobe.
Outfit 1: Silence and Noise Silk Dress (Urban Outfitters); Aldo Dudzic Taupe handbag; Forever 21 Faceted Stretch Bracelet; Nine West black dress sandals

Outfit 2: Zara Polka Dot dress; brown leather vintage belt; vintage silver bracelet; Zara leather collection bag; Nine West brown platform sandals

Outfit 3: Vintage dress (Buffalo Exchange); Vintage bronze necklace; Forever 21 colorblock bracelet; Aldo colorblock bag; Fiona black pumps

Outfit 4: ASOS Lace Midi Dress with Scalloped Neck; Aldo nude clutch; Vintage Rhinestone bracelet; Forever 21 nude pumps

I hope you get inspired!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bright Sunny Happiness: Valentine's Day outfit ideas

El Toro Marine Corps Air Station
Once a vibrant and thriving Marine Corps Air Station, the military and cultural legacy of El Toro lives in the service men/women and community members who visit the site— now a community park with a carousel, air balloon, and gardens. On Valentine’s Day, USMC El Toro is a perfect place to take a stroll on a sunny day with the one I love to honor and celebrate his service in the military as a former Marine. I embrace this special occasion wearing comfortable yet elegant outfits with the perfect blend of colors and accessories to enjoy a memorable Valentine's Day moment with my love.

Outfit 1: H&M blouse; H&M faux leather skirt; Madden Girl nude pumps; H&M clutch; Forever 21 chain necklace and bracelets.

Outfit 2: H&M blouse; Forever 21 skirt; H&M clutch; Aldo shoes; Forever 21 necklace

Outfit 3: H&M blouse; H&M skinny pants; Aldo black pumps; Downtown LA snake print clutch; Forever 21 accessories

I hope you all enjoy this first video and I hope you get inspired!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blue Skies

Queen Mary
Behind the backdrop of the magnificent Queen Mary, Long Beach serves as an exceptional place for dining and enjoying the local attractions while creating long-lasting memories with family and friends. As one of the most famous ocean liners in history, the Queen Mary serves as an inspiration for mixing and matching textures and creating casual yet chic outfits to go back in time and experience the attractions Long Beach has to offer.

Outfit: Kardashian Kollection blouse; H&M black skinny pants; Fiona shoes; vintage bag

Outfit: H&M polka dot skirt; Forever 21 sweater; Forever 21 skirt; vintage bag