Utility Vest + LBD

Keeping it Casual 

I love Little Black Dresses! There is something about them. I was in target not too long ago and I saw this one and fell in LOVE! I love dresses that have sleeves and/or little intricate details. This one is still in select stores. It is sold out online but I have linked several options below!  The beauty of this type of dress is that it can be dressed up or down. I chose to wear it for day occasion so threw on a utility jacket ( which are easily available nowadays). You can definitely wear some statement earrings or a statement necklace with a red lip and heels for a night occasion.

Utility Vest : Target ( sold out! it went by so fast! I could not find the link online but this may still be available in stores. Very similar options here and here 
Dress : Target ( Option 1 ; Option 2 ) 
Bag : Express 
Shades : Dolce & Gabbana
Other LBD Faves : This one from Express ; this one by Vince Camuto and this one from Asos.

Have a great day! 
Until next time...


Monthly Favorites - May 2016

Hey Guys!

I have been slacking this past month! Shaking my head at me :( .
I was in the middle of a very important transition with my career and had to focus on getting settled in. I am back and am working on establishing a routine with my new schedule. Excuses aside, let's talk favorites!!

Favorite Skincare Item (s)

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser - $45.00

I have been using this for about 1.5 months now and I love it! My pores are SO much smaller and the blackheads are gone!! I have been using this 1-2x a day and the need to use my Biore Pore strips has gone down from twice a week to once every two weeks!! It is an expensive cleanser but it does clean the skin really well. You can always get a sample at Sephora to give it a try before you splurge. I have super duper sensitive acne prone skin and this did NOT break me out which is a major plus! A little does a go long way as well.

Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub -

This stuff is amazinggg! It smells divine and leaves my skin feeling baby soft! It is gentle enough to use on a daily basis but I like use it 2-3x a week to exfoliate my body. Give it a try!

Favorite Beauty Item (s) 

Beauty Blender - $20.00

I have been using the pink one on and off for about 3 years now. Last month, I picked up the Black Beauty Blender and oh my lord! I have no idea what the difference between this and the pink one is but I have not put this down since I got it. I like the pink, I love the black one. The pink one is good, don't get me wrong but I felt as if it accentuated my pores but this black one blends products out so seamlessly. Def give this a try.

Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner - $24.00

I have been on the hunt for a good quality eyeliner for few years now. I am glad my search has ended with finding this one. It is a two in one, so one side is liquid eyeliner and the other is a pencil form. Both work great, lasted throughout the day in the hot humidity in Cartagena and are so easy to use! I like using the pencil one to tight line and the liquid side for the wing. Great price, great quality, great product!

Nyx Powder Blush in Desert Rose - $. 5.00 ( On Sale for $2.50 right now!)

Another item I have used every other day! Love the finish of this product, color pay off is excellent and suits the olive/tan skin tones very well! This is the only blush I took to Cartagena and it went with all my outfits and different makeup looks!

Favorite Moment 

This definitely had to be my trip to Cartagena. It was the perfect escape for me. You can read the blogpost here.

Favorite Fashion Item (s)  

Steve Madden Sandals - $79.95

I have worn these shoes almost every other day for the past month and half ! They go with so many different outfits and are SO comfortable! The quality is great because despite me wearing it every other day, they still look brand new. They go well with jeans, skirts and dresses! Check out this look book to see them in action.

Striped Boatneck Tee -  $12.00

I have lived in this shirt this past month! It is so comfy and so affordable!! I love the boatneck neckline, I think it is very flattering. I am going to back to get more colors once the target near my house stocks up on my sizes.

Favorite Music 

This song has been on replay for the past month! I love how fun it is, makes me want to just get up and start dancing.

Favorite Show 

Game of Thrones!!! If you don't know what I am talking about, you need to get with the program and start watching this show like now ( jk, maybe?). This season thus far has to be my most favorite season of the series!

Well that's it for this month's favorites!
Was there anything you loved this past month?!

Until next time...

H&M - Fashion Friday

Hey Guys!

For this week, I wanted to feature H&M! This has become one of my ALL time favorite places to shop at. Few years ago, this store was a hit or a miss for me. But lately, they have stepped up their game BIG time. They have their Memorial Day Sale going on right now, so a lot of the items below are on sale!! Plus, this store is very affordable.

Let's get to it...

1) Sleeveless Shirt Dress - $24.99 ( On Sale! Orig $34.99)

Can be dressed up or down! 

2) Patterned Maxi Dress - $19.99 ( On Sale! Orig $29.99)

Perfect to throw on for this weekend! 

3) Patterned Skirt - $24.99 ( On Sale! Orig $49.99)

Love the vibrant print! 

4) Denim Jacket - $19.99 ( On Sale! Orig $39.99)

Staple wardrobe item 

5) Patterned Tank - $ 7.99 ( On Sale! Orig $12.99)

Pair with the joggers on the bottom! 

6) Joggers - $ 9.99 ( On Sale! Orig $ 24.99)

Obsessed with matching co-ords! 

7) Men's Henley Shirt - $ 9.99 ( On Sale! Orig $14.99)

Casual wear 
8) Men's Linen Pants - $19.99 ( On Sale! Orig $ 29.99)
Would be great for this weather! 

9) Bangle Bracelet - & 7.99
How colorful! 
10) Ankle Chain - $9.99
Latest addicton - ankle chains! 

Like with most shopaholics, you guys know this list can go on and on right? I always have to restrict myself to 10 items for this post or this would be like a 20 page post. Also, you can click on the name of the item and it will take you directly to the page to purchase it!

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!!

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Until next time...

Come with us to Cartagena, Colombia

Travel Guide - Cartagena 

This post is being co-authored by my travel companion for this trip- Jenie! We just got back from a trip to the captivating city of Cartagena in Colombia!! We are going through some major withdrawals at the moment since the trip was extremely short! We cannot wait to go back and experience more of the Colombian culture!

For now though, we want to share our experience via this post!
Let’s get to it…
Located in the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Cartagena will leave you enchanted!  The city displays a magnificent blend of cultural experience that creeps its way to make a place in the hearts of its visitors.

Cartagena Look Book

Hola Amigos!

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I had recently made a trip to the colorful city of Cartagena, Colombia!!! You can read the travel post by clicking here. I have to say sorry for not posting in the past week but I could not bring my laptop with me to Colombia, so I had to put posting on hold. But I am back!

For this post, I wanted to share three of my favorite looks from the trip!
So, let's get right to it...

Look One 

   Dress : Ritu Kumar \ Shoes: Steve Madden \ Hat: F21 ( sold out similar here) \ Bag: Michael Kors

Look Two 

Beach Dress H & M \ Hat : Colombian Street Vendor ( Similar here) \ Shades : Dolce & Gabbana 

Look Three 

Top: H&M / Shorts: H&M / Gladiators: Macy's (sold out similar here; here) / Necklace :Old (Option 1; Option 2)/ Shades : Nordstrom ( sold out similar here

I hope everyone has a great day! 

S/O to Jenie for taking these pictures of me! 

Until next time...