Material Girl

Walking On Sunshine

Vibrant, feminine, delicate with a dash of edge and sass… These beauties are just my cup of tea! I found these yellow Zara sandals during a shopping trip in LA and it was the very last pair in my size! I have the worst luck when it comes to finding a size 6 at Zara (in store), let along something so pretty and wearable. It seems like my obsession with neon is not going to subside anytime soon.

[Photos by NR]
Top: Material Girl black blazer / H&M white tank
Bottom: DIY distressed denim studded shorts (before: this)
Bag: BCBGeneration woven envelope clutch
Shoes: Zara yellow ankle strap sandals
Accessories: Bracelets: (From top to bottom) F21, market in PR, ASOS spikes, neon from Melrose Ave. /
Ring: BCBGeneration pave hearts ring / Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators

In addition for my love for neon, one of my favorite summer trends are high waisted distressed denim studded shorts (that’s a mouth full!). A couple of months ago it was somewhat difficult to find them in stores, at least ones that are high waisted, distressed and has studs. They were mostly sold online and ranged anywhere between $75-$200… For something that I’ll wear only during the summer, economically it’s more efficient to make them at home. It’s pretty easy too! Cut, snip, thrown in washer/dryer and voila!

These particularly shorts were originally a pair of high waisted mom’s jeans purchased from a vintage shop for $10. Since I recently made a pair of blue distressed shorts, I experimented with bleach to turn this pair into white shorts. I was pretty happy with the results!

The awesome thing about DIY projects is that you can customize them to be exactly how you like. And since it’s your labor of love, it’s extra special. I love arts & crafts so naturally DIY projects are always fun for me (well until something goes wrong lol). Do you like to DIY? I’d love to know what’s your most prized DIY project… Mine was a piece of art that took me over 6 months to complete.

You can check out my DIY instructions on my first pair of distressed demin shorts here.

Happy Friday lovers! xo


“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” -Rabindranath Tagore

[Photos by NR]
Top: Forever21 Polka Dots Blouse
Skirt: Aqua Full Flared Skirt
Blazer: Material Girl
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Black Shoulder Bag
Necklace /Cuffs: from Bloomingdales

We all live in a world where colors affect us in our every day lives. How we decorate our office, our home, and one thing in particular, what we wear. There’s no denying that colors and moods are inextricably linked and influence how we feel… Slip on a red dress and you instantly feel sexy or pop open a yellow umbrella on a gloomy day and some of that sunniness will undoubtedly rub off on you.

Today was a gloomy day but this turquoise sandals by Sam Edelman did the trick to brighten up my day. Whether it’s shoes, a bag, a necklace, or just red nails & bright lips, colors play an important role in my wardrobe. Black and white is lovely and a true classic but our world would be dull without a P.O.C. (pop of color).

I was first introduced to Edelman’s shoes via the Lorissa and Scarlett spike pumps. They are fierce but due to the contrast between 5 inch heels and very little to no support in the front (no platform), the balancing act was quite difficult. I felt like a little girl putting on my mom’s heels again and by the end of the night, my feet was a swollen hot mess! Disappointed that such beautiful shoes are unwearable, I sent a letter to Mr. Edelman asking to please incorporate more platforms. When i stumble upon these new turquoise beauties with platform, you can only imagine my joy. Thank you Sam Edelman, I am a now a huge fan!

If you can brave the extremely high-heel vs. low-platform balancing act, these lovelies are edgy and can be used as a weapon on those creeps at the bar (wink).

Other colorful Edelmans that I found to be pretty comfortable.

For details on where to purchase these shoes, check out my Polyvore page. xoxo