Catalina Island Getaway

 

 

Last week I got to travel to Catalina Island and stay with my extended family on a wonderful vacay. Incase you don’t know, the island is located about an hour off the coast of southern California (near Long Beach). I have been going to the island since I was young but this has to be the best trip by far. Spending time with my gorgeous cousins, little sister, grandma, and many other very important people in my life was a blast! We got to go tubing, jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, boating, hiking, shopping and much much more! If you’re looking for a fun (and beautiful) place to stay that is family friendly, look into Catalina Island!

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We’ve Got You Covered for ALL Your Upcoming Events!

Since my previous post about the event I attended and what I wore, I have received several requests asking for me to create more special event worthy outfits. This first option above is for the “Daring Fashionista,” in other words, the girl who wants to have all eyes on her. This gorgeous red chiffon dress looks great on pretty much every skin color and compliments many hair colors as well!

How to get this outfit: Red chiffon dress Urban Outfitters $109, Spike Earrings by Gemma Redux $172, Embroidered Leather clutch bag by Zara $89.90, Bangle Set from Forever 21 $8.80, Nail Varnish in electric lilac $14, Platform Pump $69.

This second option I’m calling “The Demure Hostess,” is the perfect look for the gal throwing the party. The eye catching dress says it all without trying too hard (not to mention it will compliment the champagne you’re serving perfectly 😉 The key to wearing a dress like this without looking too over the top is minimal jewelry and wisely chosen accessories.

Here’s how to get the look above: Rebecca Taylor sequined mini $395, Dior Nail Lacquer in vibrant raspberry $23, Kenneth Jay Lane Gold ring $125, Printed Canvas clutch $17, ALDO heels in Bone $80.

Are you going to an event where there’s a possibility that an ex might show up with his new gf? Then “The Ultimate Vixen” look is perfect for you! Not only will he be desperately sorry that you are no longer together, but new prospective suiters will be staring at you the whole night as well. This look is also perfect for a gal who just wants to look down right HOT (which there’s nothing wrong with). The key to this look (and best accessory for everyday) is CONFIDENCE. People (men and women) are drawn to it, if you are exuding with the fact that you know you are hot (without being cocky) it is irresistible to others around you. This look is a bit of Gaga meets 80s rock star and you have to be able to rock that tiny lace dress. I threw in the tough biker jacket on top to make it a bit more classy. As far as the jewelry goes, it’s okay to mix (when you look this hot) as long as layering bracelets have some similarities i.e: pyramids/studs.

How to get this Vixen look: Lace Dress $32, TOPSHOP Drape Biker jacket $140, Bing Bang Trinity Necklace $115, Bracelets both Forever21 $4.80 and $13.80, Sephora cream lipstick in classic bright red $12, Rebecca Minkoff Clutch $325, Spiked Peep-Toe Platforms $36.80.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EVENTS! AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! 🙂

What I’m Loving: MAXSTUDIO.COM

Yesterday I was shopping and I stumbled into the store MaxStudio.com. I have shopped at the store in the past, but not for quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found: a VAST array of colorful frocks and evening gowns. I have recently been on a hunt for cocktail dresses that are a bit out of the ordinary and MaxStudio.com gave me just what I wanted! While sifting through the vibrant racks of dresses, I noticed that not only were they in delicious hues, but also in extremely daring cuts and hemlines. Above, I chose some of my favorites. Although these are very different pieces, the similarities they share is they all have some kind of overlay (mainly chiffon) which creates for fantastic movement.

These dresses from their Spring 2012 Collection (and more) available at MAXSTUDIO.COM.

*Please let me know what YOUR FAVORITES are (the black ensemble in the top, left hand corner is actually a skirt and shirt combo).

Summer Party Essentials

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Elizabeth and James Pink Anza sunnies $265, Proenza Schouler Suede Satchel $1,995, H&M Gold Hoops $2.95, Essie Nail Color in Tropical Aqua $8, Old Navy Polka Dot Dot Dress $25, Rebecca Minkoff iPhone 4S Cases $38, L.A.M.B. Inesa Wedges $345.

*Items available on Nordstrom.com, Oldnavy.com, net-a-porter.com, piperlime.com, hm.com and walgreens.com.