Go With The Flow







gowiththeflow8[Photos by NR]

Top: Forever 21 crochet top (same here) | Bottoms: Bebe pleated maxi skirt (same here) | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti | Glasses: Roberto Cavalli | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Earrings: c/o 2 Hello Beautiful | Lips: Mac “Girl About Town”

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Whenever I wear maxi skirts I feel so effortlessly feminine. I love the ethereal vibe of these long skirts, especially the ones that are lightweight and has an easy, breezy flow. However, what I love most are the endless styling options! Maxi skirts can be paired with crop tops (my favorite of course), chambrays, knits, blouses, tees, leather/denim jackets or blazers, you name it! Best of all, sandals, boots and flats all looks great with maxis. What can I say, it’s just a universal item that goes well with everything. :)

Below are a few of my past maxi looks. It’s obviously I love maxis. Which one is your favorite?



NYE In NYC Photo Diary

nycdec2012_2Top: Zara plaid shirt, Free People crop vegan leather jacket | Bottom: 7FAM skinnies | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Hat: H&M | Glasses: Celine

I must admit that living in California most of my life has made me extremely spoiled when it comes to the weather. On the coldest days in San Francisco has nothing on New York during the winter months. But despite the freezing temperature, the rain, the snow, despite the fast pace and huslin’ + buslin’ your way through the crowds there’s still something very warm and fuzzy about NY that keeps people coming back year after year and season after season. Despite not being able to feel my nose and toes on some days and wearing layers and layers of clothes, I had a terrific time in the big city. I was able to see good friends and family again, eat delicious food, shop the small boutiques and share every moment with the love of my life.

Loving Him is Red

Red is such a bold and iconic color and with certainty, it is my favorite color to wear. Putting on a red dress makes me feel instantly confident, energetic and happy.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Forever 21 crop turtleneck (similar-ish here) | Bottom: Bebe pleated maxi skirt (similar here) | Shoes: Zara | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Chain wrap , Love (similar here) | Ring: heart cable ring thanks to Olive+Piper

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Although maxi skirts were a summer favorite, I’m definitely still in love with the floor-grazing look this fall. The easiest way to transition a maxi from summer to fall is by choosing patterns rooted in darker hues and adding layers such as a fitted jacket, scarf or sweater. Since our October weather is still sort of warm, I wore a crop top for day and added a light denim jacket for evening. I’m loving this easy breezy, fun, casual-glam look and I’m looking forward to more maxi fall outfits.

What’s your fall maxi style and do you have any suggestions on footwear with maxis?

Fire and Ice

[Photos by NR]

Top: Marciano | Bottom: Bebe red maxi skirt | Shoes: Colin Stuart (old; similar here)

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It’s 2am and I have been starring at the screen for the last 20 minutes, writing nonsense, deleting and rewriting the same nonsense. I realized I have talked about this subject many times before: color blocking, maxi skirts, oh look at how this skirt is flowing in the air and the sun is seeping through creating that warm hint of glow from that ray of golden hour delight. Do you ever get writer’s block? Anyhow, the crimson red color of this skirt is pretty darn amazing.

In other boring news, we’ve finally narrowed down the models for the KSW fashion show (thanks to the lovely ladies of Kearny Street Workshop) and I learned/realized a few things about myself over the weekend: 1) I’m such a low talker, 2) my lack of patience is a mean son of a gun and 3) I drive like a senior citizen. Thank you NR for pointing these out. I’ll work on it but I can’t guarantee the driving will improve.

Happy Monday loves. I hope you had a wonderful and productive weekend! xo

Chasing that Neon Ray

[Photos by NR]
Top: Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Open Back Chiffon Blouse in Neon
Skirt: Bebe Ruffled skirt (old, similar here)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Black Shoulder Bag
Shoes: Zara basic black sandals
Glasses: Giorgio Armani
Bracelets:  Kate Spade, spikes from Ebay / Necklace: (removed from a dress) (similar here and here )

By now, I think it’s safe to say that I’m highly addicted to the electric hues from the hot neon trend this spring and this top from Urban Outfitters is the perfect new addition to my flamboyant collection! This top was so bright in person that it was reflecting on my skin. As a matter of fact there were all sorts of strange neon glares in the photos and my wonderful photographer believed that the top was the caused behind those glares (see pic 6). I on the other hand thought they were ghost glares but let’s hope I’m wrong… :/

I wore a strapless corset bra to eliminate distractions of the open back details and paired the top with a ruffled skirt for a fun girlie look. For a dinner party that evening, I traded in girlie ruffles for sparkling sequins (see below).

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When I first started my blog back in December 2011, I used to do a lot of versatile outfits using one “main” item. I thought it’s time to bring that back, this time nicknaming it “My Fab4.” My Fab4 will consist of 4 photos of how I’ll pair a particular item in 4 different ways: Night, Day, Work and Casual. Unless I’m head over heels in love with a piece, I always try to buy things that can be mixed and match with a variety of other things…4 outfits are better than 1!

Hope you like & love to hear your thoughts! xo


Night:  Victoria’s Secret Sequin skirt,  BCBGMAXAZRIA leather vest sweater and Zara heels.

Day: Aqua skirt and Zara heels.

Work: Express tweed vest, express pencil skirt and Christian Louboutin heels.

Casual: DaMasque distressed skinnies, F21 cargo jacket and Christian Louboutin pumps.