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Modern Floral

March 11, 2018








Prints are one of the best things about fashion in my opinion. It instantly elevates even the simplest of garments and adds interesting detail to your look. Prints have the ability to make a look more bold & vibrant, muted & subdued and everything in between. They are fun, they are unique and they just make fashion that much more interesting.

So as we transition to Spring, prints are becoming more abundant and colorful patterns are making their way to stores near you. Of course, floral based designs are the most popular around this time of year, however there are so many different variations to make your look your own. I gravitated towards this print because the colors were so striking. The cobalt blue and canary yellow blended together so well and was a combination that I had not seen before. I also thought about the fact that I had blue pumps already that I knew would pair perfectly with this skirt. (I just love when that happens!)

When I received the shipment, I was pleasantly surprised with how much more vibrant the colors were in person than they looked online. I knew that I wouldn’t need to add much more to it to make it complete. So with my matching blue pumps, leather jacket to pull out the black in the skirt and white tank top for contrast, I was ready to hit the streets!

Outfit details:

Jacket: JUNAROSE (similar) | Tank Top: Old Navy | Skirt: Macy’s* | Shoes: Shoptiques (similar)

* Fit/style notes: Click “View More” and select the color Lazulite Floral Combo. I’m wearing a size XL. Although this skirt is scuba which is a pretty stretchy fabric, I do realize that it’s not plus so I’ve included some other printed skirts below so that you can achieve the same look.

Photographer: Steve Suavemente


March 4, 2018









Ruffles hold a special place in my heart. I love how fun & flirty they are and how they can instantly perk up any outfit. Last Spring, ruffles were all the rave and they were literally everywhere. Dresses, tops and even pants had this added embellishment making it one of the top trends of the season. With this coming Spring season on the horizon, it seems as though ruffles will be making a return in new and exciting ways.

This skirt from Eloquii is a perfect example of that. The colors and the waterfall ruffles are what caught my eye. I thought that it would be one of those garments that could be worn just about anywhere from brunch, to a girls night out and even to church. Although it’s somewhat of a statement piece, it can work for a variety of different occasions by styling it accordingly. Also, an added bonus that I discovered upon trying the skirt on is that it is essentially a “no shapewear needed” type of garment. The ruffles are strategically placed to camouflage those areas where shapewear would help smooth. For that fact alone I knew this skirt was a keeper.

In keeping with the senorita vibes that I was getting from this garment, I went with a black off the shoulder top to pair it with. I thought that it complemented the skirt well while also serving as a contrast to the boldness of the color. With gold and black accessories, this look was complete!

Outfit details:

Top: Rachel Roy | Skirt: Eloquii

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Go with the Flow

February 25, 2018








Whomever created the kimono is just a brilliant life saver. This garment comes through every single time, ya hear me?! Not only can you wear kimonos all year long but there are so many different ways and variations to rock them. I love kimonos that have vibrant and colorful prints because they become a statement piece in their own right. It makes styling super easy since the statement kimono does most of the work for you. That’s the key! Because the kimono becomes the “hero” of the outfit, you don’t need many other components to complete the look and that makes for easy dressing.

So it’s no surprise that as soon as I saw this green floral kimono, I knew I had to have it. As if I didn’t already have enough of these, I thought to myself “one more can’t hurt”. Anytime you find yourself saying that in your mind, you know you’re in trouble. But nonetheless, it is a great item for Spring and it was a great price so to my home it went. As I mentioned, styling garments like these is very easy so all I had to do was pair it with a white tank top and boyfriend jeans. These are two very basic items that I’m sure everyone has in their wardrobe. The only added style element that I included was a pop of color with this neon coral purse that I already owned. It complemented & accentuated the colors and was the final component to this easy breezy outfit. I’m ready for your Spring!

Outfit details:

Kimono: Target | Tank Top: Old Navy | Jeans: Rachel Roy (similar) | Shoes: Target | Purse: Lulu’s (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Celebrate with Cricket

February 22, 2018





I recently had the opportunity to partner with Cricket Wireless as they celebrate Black History Month.  I was able to attend their special “Live from Cricket Lounge” digital concert featuring Grammy nominated artist, Jazmine Sullivan! I am a huge fan of hers and really had a “pinch me” moment as she stood right in front of me belting out some of my favorite songs. This event is part of a new Sounds of Celebration program that Cricket Wireless launched this February to highlight music’s ability to unite people from diverse backgrounds. Fans can tune in to the Cricket Nation Facebook page to catch all the action livestreamed.

Jazmine FB Social Image


In addition to the digital concert, Cricket Wireless is also hosting a Sounds of Celebration sweepstakes throughout the month. The sweepstakes offers music fans the opportunity to win a $1000 concert gift card each week until 2/28. You can enter by completing the online entry form available at




Lastly, for my special followers/friends, I have 10 new Cricket Nation prize packs that include a tote full of items such as a $25 concert card, a speaker and more! Enter this giveaway on my Facebook & Instagram accounts by commenting on the image posted. Good luck!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post is sponsored by Cricket Wireless. All opinions are my own

Skincare Boost

February 20, 2018


This post is sponsored by Neutrogena. All opinions are my own



I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you how important skincare is. I think that everyone has the same goal and that is to achieve the best skin possible. I am a creature of habit and have some mainstay products that I will always use. They work for my everyday needs and they have stood the test of time. One of those products is the tried and true Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I am a stickler on removing makeup every single night before going to bed. My particular skin type cannot handle oils and products on my face overnight so these towelettes are my best friend. I have tried many alternatives and none measure up to this one. Removing even the heaviest and most stubborn makeup products, it makes this task easy with only a few swipes.



While I have my go-to products, I also like to dabble in the latest products to help boost my core routine. So as I was picking up my cleansing towelettes at my nearest Rite Aid, I couldn’t help but notice some of the newer products that Neutrogena has added. There were a couple in particular that caught my eye. The first is the new Deep Clean Purifying Clay Cleanser and Mask. I have tried clay masks in the past and wanted to make them a staple in my skincare regimen. I love how this particular one can be used as a daily cleanser or a mask depending on my skin’s needs. 

The second product that I purchased was Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel which is new for me but not new to the Neutrogena family. I have found that my skin needs constant moisture. My pores tend to absorb product pretty quickly so I’m always trying to find ways to replenish that. This water gel is to be applied after cleansing and will keep skin hydrated for up to 48 hours. Sign me up!


With these three products, I was excited to try them so off I went!



Here are my takeaways. I used the Deep Clean Purifying Clay as a mask and my skin felt so refreshed. You know the feeling when your skin feels very clean but not stripped? Yea that’s how mine felt. My skin is so prone to breakouts so I really love that this clay mask got deeper than my normal cleansers.

Then it was time for moisture. I used the Hydro Boost Water Gel after the mask before going to bed and let me tell you, it works so well as a night cream! It’s lightweight but still provides ample hydration. I could tell a difference in my skin the next morning and even throughout the day. I love when new products work out!


Thankfully Rite Aid is a one stop shop to get all of my skincare needs. AND just as a tip, Neutrogena Skin care will be Buy 1, Get 1 50% off this week and next so you don’t want to miss out! AND (this is the last “and”) I’m hosting a giveaway for a $50 Rite Aid gift card on my Instagram. Be sure to like the picture and comment to enter.

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Forward Path

February 18, 2018








As I mentioned in my last post, I am starting to incorporate some Spring styles and colors into my Winter wardrobe. Spring colors are known to be bright pinks and reds but they also consist of a lighter palette filled with pastels and more muted tones. I love how they are seemingly on opposite ends of the spectrum but still encompass the season’s style.

So this blog post highlights the lighter side of Spring starting with this seafoam green sweater skirt from New York & Company. This is the second blog post in a row where I have featured an item from the brand as they are quickly becoming one of my favorites. They are really coming out with some great designs from their plus line that are not only on trend but also affordable. In keeping with the understated hues, I decided to pair the skirt with a nude tank and duster. I felt that it was the perfect complement that blended in seamlessly. I finished off this look with my favorite nude pumps that I’m sure you guys are tired of seeing. I just can’t help it though because they literally go with everything! All in all, this is a great option to begin the Spring transition.

Outfit details:

Duster: Boohoo | Tank top: Sejour (similar) | Skirt: NY & Company (wearing size 1x, material has a lot of stretch) | Pumps: Nine West

Photographer: Steve Suavemente


February 11, 2018








Even though many of you are experiencing snow and very cold weather, Spring is inching closer and closer. Only about a month away, we can look forward to warmer temperatures, sunny skies and more colorful wardrobes. So in preparation of the upcoming season, I’ve begun to incorporate some of those Spring pieces into my Winter looks. These pieces include pastels which are the iconic colors of Spring and classic garments such as pleated skirts. I’m mixing and matching with sweaters and heavier fabrics to create some cute transitional outfits.

This ensemble seemed like the perfect blend to mesh both seasons. The turtleneck is a Winter essential and it is contrasted by the bright and colorful skirt. I live in Los Angeles where I can just pair these items with pumps but I realize that in a lot of places it is too cold to do so. However, you can still achieve this look by swapping out the pumps for knee high boots and tights underneath for layering.  Then with a peacoat or duster coat for warmth, this version will be just as cute as the way I styled it. So here’s to the Springtime and warmer days ahead!

Outfit details:

Top: JM Collection (similar) | Skirt: New York & Company | Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Belt: Ralph Lauren (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente