Wednesday, December 16, 2015

how to: arm candy with JORD watches

Today I’ve teamed up with JORD to give you some tips on how to create the perfect arm candy. I fell in love with JORD watches since the moment I was scrolling through their website because their watches are different than anything I’ve seen. How are they different you may ask? Well simply because their watches are made out of WOOD!!! Yup that’s right wood! They have several collections for both men and women which are made of different types of wood like maple, bamboo, and rosewood to name a few. They also size the watch for you, and ship it in the cutest wooden box.

Now lets create some arm candy with JORD! One of my favorite ways to glam up my outfit is by accessorizing with some bling! Adding jewelry, can truly turn your whole outfit around, and one trend that is still going strong is the “Arm Candy” trend. Although the point of it is to stack up wrist jewelry, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can throw as many bracelets as you can and it will look good. You have to be careful with how you stack up otherwise your arm candy will look uncoordinated. With that being said, here are my personal tips for creating a clutter proof arm candy...

Tip # 1: Start with a statement piece!
Watches are my absolute go-to for using as my main piece. There's something about adding a timepiece to your arm candy that gives it a chic look. I am loving my rose gold & maple watch from JORD's Sidney collection. It is elegant and it goes with so many outfits.

Tip #2: Pick a color scheme and stick to it.
I went with rose as my color scheme to accentuate the rose gold my watch already has. JORD also has a variety of different colored woods and vibrant display colors like violet and turquoise. I love how yellow gold pairs with rose gold so I threw in a yellow gold bracelet in there and I love the way it turned out.

Tip #3:Choose diverse pieces to surround it.
Choose at least 3-4 layering pieces. Dainty bracelets, and diamond encrusted bracelets are most practical for me because I'm mostly in dressy clothes but if your style is more casual, I recommend beaded, and wrap bracelets. Keep in mind that shape and size matters, so wear both big and small bracelets to add texture to your arm candy.

Tip #4: It's called arm candy for a reason.
The statement is on your wrist so keep it there. Don't go crazy adding a statement necklace and big earrings or your look will be too overwhelming. Like I said, these tips are clutter proof....if you follow them, you'll be sure to have the cutest arm candy.

I hope you found this post helpful, and don't forget to check out JORD's collections by clicking on the image below. I must warn you though... you will fall in love with everything :)

* This post was in collaboration with JORD. All opinions are my own*

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What I wore: Thanksgiving day

Dress|Boots |Similar bag here and here | Love this scarf |Similar hat here

I cannot believe it's December! Time is sure flying by, and I am excited for Christmas and a new year. Today I wanted to share what I wore on thanksgiving. I know I'm late but better late than never right? For thanksgiving I wanted to dress comfy because I knew I was going to have seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths (whoops). Loose clothing was a must for me, but I also didn't want to look like I was wearing my dad’s clothes (lol) so when shopping around, I was glad I found this chic oversized sweater dress.

I’m a big sucker for ruffles and this dress was on sale for only $15, so obviously I had to get it. It also comes in the color “apricot” which is just as lovely as the grey. I’m wearing a medium and the length is perfect (I’m 5’4). For the most part, I was sitting down catching up with my cousins and family so wearing heels for the entire night wasn't a problem. I really like these OTK boots because they are comfy and don’t slide down. They also come in a taupe color.

What are your outfit plans for the upcoming holidays? Are you rocking the sequin trend, or keeping it casual? I'd love to know! To all of you who are new to my blog, WELCOME :) I hope you like what you see and stay. I am forever grateful for your support. Thank you for reading. XO

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Casual fall wear

Cami: Topshop |Jacket: Topshop |Bag: Michael Kors, similar here |Jeans: Pacsun |Boots: Dolce Vita |Necklace: Baublebar

It feels good to be back after being MIA for a while on my blog. Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’ve been working a crazy overtime schedule and by the time I’m out of work, it’s too dark outside to take pictures. I usually shoot for my blog over the weekends but it has literally been raining every weekend. This past Sunday we had a little break from the rain so I took advantage and shot this effortless fall look.

For a while, I had been searching for the perfect dark green utility jacket but most of the ones I came across were more of a faded olive color which was not what I was looking for. When I came across this Topshop one, I knew I was taking it home with me! The color is a rich dark green with gold hardware. Aside from the color, the detail that caught my attention was the double zippers because when zipped up, the bottom layer gives you an “I’m wearing a puffer vest underneath” look. If you’re feeling sassy, there’s pull strings inside the jacket to scrunch it up, or you can wear it loose like I did. I received so many compliments when I wore this jacket out. It’s definitely worth the splurge and it also comes in navy.

My cami is also one of my favorite purchases as well. It’s one of those pieces of clothing that you have to buy in every color because they are that good! They go with everything and you can dress them up or down. I have it in black as well and hope they re-stock the other colors soon. If you’ve been searching for brown boots, you NEED these Dolce Vita boots in your life. The heel is less than 4 inches so they are comfy and the best part is that they are on sale for over $100 off!!

My thanksgiving break starts tomorrow and I cannot wait to catch up on some sleep. I look forward to spending time with my family and stuffing my face with turkey. I’ve got my stretchy pants ready ha ha! Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to enter the giveaway in my last post for a chance to win a $500 Nordstrom gift card.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday gift guide: For her + $500 Nordstrom giveaway

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We're a week and a day away from Thanksgiving (hello four day weekend :)) and what better way to start off the celebrations than to bring you a chance to discover inspiring bloggers as well as a chance to win a $500 Nordstrom giftcard!  Stay tunned at the end of this post for more details. 

It's that time of the year again in which we bring out old unwanted gifts, and re-gift them. Ha! Im totally kidding but let's not pretend we've never done that before. In my case i always wait till the last minute minly because i dont know what to buy for my loved ones. Here's a tip: Always keep an ear out troughout the year because they will drop hints of what they want or they'll post about it on social media. If that's not the case, lucky for you I've rounded up a few gift guides which I will post troughout the week to help you out. Today's gift guide is mainly for the jewelry lover. Who doesnt love a little bling? I sure do :) Ive been eyeing the Tory Burch logo cutout bracelet so I hope my man is reading this and gets the hint haha! I hope you found this gift guide helpful and now onto the giveaway:

Now…it's time for a fabulous giveaway!

I've teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers

to give YOU a chance to win:

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Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.

You'll receive one entry per completion.

This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 12/4.

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1Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins / Gracefullee Made / LivvyLand / Saltwater & Stilettos / Wild One Forever

2Style By Fluent / A Mix of Min / A Lily Love Affair / A Love For Fashion / The Red Closet Diary

3The Dainty Darling / BusbeeStyle / Hearts of Gold / For the Love of Bubbly / One Small Blonde

Kentucky Charm / The sTORIbook / RD's Obsessions / Sunsets and Stilettos / Chic in Academia

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall vibes

Top: J.Crew Factory |Pants: Jessica Simpson | Booties: Express | Bag: Michael Kors, similar here | Charm bracelet: James Avery

Happy start of the week everyone! Today I'm sharing this quick, effortless outfit that I wore over the weekend. I love chambray tops because they look great with any type of bottom. I usually wear mine with white pants or floral pants/shorts but I wanted to get in the fall spirit so I paired it with black pants and fringe booties. I think the color of the booties and bag are what really gave my outfit that fall vibe. You guys these booties are awesome! They are definitely a must have in your closet. I'll definitely be wearing them all year round.

This whole week and the next 6 weeks I will be pulling a daily 12 hour shift at work Monday through Friday followed by an 8 hour shift every saturday. You must be thinking that's cray cray and who the heck would work that much??? answer would have been psshhh NOT ME! (lol) but when my boss said it would be counted as overtime I hurried up and signed up ha! I mean the holidays are coming up, and me and the boo are talking wedding plans so I am definitely taking advantage of that overtime to get extra cha-ching!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

the perfect shirtdress

It's the first day of fall! I'm so excited to bring out my scarves and boots however that will have to wait because Houston weather is still in the 90's. In the meantime, I'll be wearing some of my favorite fall to winter transitional pieces like this plaid dress that I am obsessed with! Pictures don't do justice to this dress, it's truly a must have! It is very comfy and the shoe combinations are endless. I plan to wear this dress in the winter with these OTK boots in the color "saddle suede" and in warmer days with ankle booties. Speaking about shoes, I had been eyeing these lace-up heels for the longest and finally pulled the trigger on them. In my opinion, they are definitely worth it. They are so flattering, comfortable, and only 4 inches-which is a plus for me! They also come in black or red in case you were wondering :) Stay tuned this week for my fall/winter favorites, and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

dreaming of fall

The weather has been lovely here in Houston! This weekend we had slightly cool temperatures in the morning so i took advantage to shoot this fall look.

I love plaid and the color blush, so when I saw this top, I knew I had to purchase it. I love that it's high-low, and a popover top because ya know, sometimes you just dont have time to stop and button up 10 buttons. Another thing I love about this top is that the material is so light so it's perfect to wear in the summer as well with shorts and sandals! For this fall look, i added an olive vest because im obsessed with the olive and pink combo! The top has olive in it so it goes perfect with this vest.

Me and Javier have been trying out so many camera settings so bare with us lol! I know some pictures might look crazy so just know we're testing out settings :) ....Thanks for reading! XO