Friday, February 28, 2014

Vintage Love, Florals and Denim for Casual Friday

Happy Friday!
My creation of this Style board is inspired by what I'm wearing today. I spent last weekend in the beautiful city of Asheville, NC. I'm in love with that city, such a wonderful and hip place to be. Lots to see and do in and around the Asheville area. I enjoyed my shopping experience, stopped by some really neat little boutiques. Minx is where I bought the floral pencil skirt that I'm wearing today.

* This similar skirt is such a charmer from:
 House of Fraser.
Florals and Denim for Casual Friday:

    *Today's Selfie photo will have to do for this post. LOL

    ~ Floral Jersey Pencil Skirt purchased from an Asheville boutique: Minx
 
 
~Vintage Bag: Purchased from this cute little shop in Asheville called Vintage Moon 
 
~Earrings: Old purchase from Forever21
 
* By the way, if you are on Instagram, let's stay connected (here). Have a great weekend!









 


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Finding my Beast Mode: Graphic Tee and Riding boots

*Style board on Polyvore based on the outfit I'm wearing in this picture.  

 So the graphic animal tee trend has been around for a couple of years now and I for one am not letting go of this Tee just because the trend is about to be over, or is it? who knows? All I know is I absolutely love my Tee! The feeling of empowerment, action-oriented comes to mind. Yes, its just a Tee but its all about where you draw your strength right? Actually this is my second outfit post on this Tee, checkout my other post here.


We often use the term beast mode when talking about working out. That zone where you feel as though you are the winner at a 100meter race or a winner at the Tour de France when actually you are in a spinning class. Ahh! such a wonderful feeling that is. For me beast mode also means trying to stay inspired and motivated not just in the gym but also other aspects of my life.


So what keeps me motivated or inspired? My #1 motivation of course are my two bundles of joy.
 But besides that, many people say motivation and inspiration can come from anywhere. Whether its a quote, an article from a site I visited, a travel post from a blog, healthy recipes from a blog or a fashion post; here are a few sites that have recently peaked my interest for various reasons.




Rachel Boulevard (A post about her vintage shopping in Barcelona)

 


~Born riding boots: old purchase from Marshalls
~Riding boots on Style Board: Here
~ Gap denim moto jacket: sold-out
~Denim jacket on Style Board: Dororthy Perkins. Also sold-out
~Perfume: Tory Burch
~Lipstick: Mac "Fresh Brew"




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day: Chic and Sexy

Happy Valentine's Day! Looking forward to a nice long restful weekend that may involve cooking up a new recipe for valentines day. Lately I've been obsessed with food blogs and excited about new dishes. My latest food websites and blog obsessions: My Fancy Pantry, Love and Zest  and the wonderful cookbook from Fitter Food. Whether its dinner at home or dinner at a nice romantic restaurant, I certainly plan on wearing this sexy, chic red dress ;-)

* This dress is pretty much versatile especially when choosing a statement necklace. I chose to pair it with Meghan Fabulous Shimmy necklace which I purchased from ideeli a couple of years ago.

*I'm feeling more and more comfortable and confident making choices that involve form fitting dresses, thanks to the consistent effort I've been putting on my workouts.


~Dress: Marc New York by Marc Andrew via HauteLook. Similar (here)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Pleasure of Love

The Pleasure of Love

 
As usual I was surfing the web for nothing in particular when I came across this beautiful Allen Schwartz red lace dress on Rue La La for a very good price might I add. Without hesitation and one click on my mouse I added it to my shopping cart. However I let it linger in the shopping cart way too long and missed the opportunity to get it. Oh Well :-) That did not stop me from day dreaming about different styling options and places it could be worn. What came to mind was Paris! Hence the new style board I put together. I love the simple chic and edgy look of this combination.

~Dress: ABS by Allen Schwartz Poppy Strapless Lace Dress via Rue La La
~Clutch: DSW (here)
~Perfume: Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge