Sunday, July 27, 2014

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Maybe about a year ago I met up with a girlfriend over some drinks at a cute little mexican spot here in Sac. A coworker recommended I try the cucumber margarita. I'm a big cucumber fan so I was all about trying it. My first sip was magical. It taste like no other drink I have ever drank. It was refreshing, spicy, and I couldn't even taste the alcohol. Dangerous! 
About a week later I recreated the drink, it tasted almost the same. I was hesitant about sharing, but everyone deserves a good and super easy drink recipe. Plus it's an absolutely perfect drink for summer. 

You'll need: 
Margarita Mix
Tajin (mexican chili powder)

For the garnish: (optional)
Fresh chili pepper

Steps: (honestly I eyeball)  
First thing first, I like to leave pieces of cucumber marinating in margarita mix for about 30 minutes before use. Rim your glass with lime and Tajin. Add ice and cucumber pieces into your glass. Pour in marg mix, shot(s), sprinkle with tajin, garnish, annnnnd ENJOY! 

PS I had good intentions to share this post before the weekend, but I was really busy planning a rafting trip, amongst other things. However, a good drink recipe is good any day of the week. Right?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Party with Space07 Salon

So the other day I had the pleasure of getting a much needed hair cut (and amazing head massage) at one of Sacramento's finest full-service beauty salons, Space07. This salon offers everything beauty, even for dudes. Hair, skin, nails, prestigious products, and a barber shop. Like I said, even for dudes. 
It would be the most perfect date, eh?  It's located midtown in the most perfect spot. Right where everything is happening. Not to mention a few places to grab a bite after your pampering date (wink).

Let's talk about how rad the actual salon is. It's a two story up-scale salon, with a decor that you would't believe. I mean the rustic, modern, urban vibe is insane. Upstairs every stylist has a different floor mirror, which I think is so unique and chic. Downstairs, there's a full service barber shop, product shop; which carries amazing brands such as Oribe, Davines (new fave), Bumble and Bumble, amongst others, and the receptionist who is absolutely darling, so friendly. 

Clint did my hair. He was super sweet and patient.
Before we got started on my hair we spent a few minutes talking about what I wanted and the techniques he would like to use. I let him know I wanted to keep my length, long bob add a few layers in the back. He advised we take a few centimeters off because my hair was so damaged.
After a nonsense rebuttal, he won. We got started on my shampooing. My gosh the head massage was beyond compare. Hands down best massage I've had in my entire life. The cut and blow out was perfect.

 One last thing... the PARTY! Space07 Salon is celebrating their 7th year Anniversary on July 12, 2014. And guess what? You, your family, friends, coworkers, boo, and neighbors are invited! The event starts at 6:30pm. There will be refreshments, raffles and prizes, and a hair, fashion, and art show! Excited yet? Not to mention one of Space07's very own will show case his clothing line for the fashion show. Make sure to get there before 8:00pm because that's when the show starts, you don't want to miss out. Also, the event is FREE. So mark your calendars for July 12 at 6:30pm at Space07 Salon. Located: 1421 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811

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Mr. Garcia aka magic hands. 

Sal Gonzales, Fashion Designer.

* Services provided by Space07 Salon. Thank you for supporting Styl(e)volver collaborations.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Coffee shop

Everyday I have to start my day with coffee. It's quite annoying actually but absolutely necessary. Typically we like to brew our own iced coffee at home but I broke a part so we cant brew anymore. Sigh. So until I replace the broken piece we have to go out for coffee, which I really don't mind. 
In fact, it's one of those things that make me happy. You know... with all the people watching, amazing pastries, cool decor, and I actually accomplish much more work. And we have tons of local coffee shops around our neighborhood. So it works out. 

This coffee shop is Insight Coffee Roasters. They have their locations in Sacramento. I usually stop at the one by my gym. But this one has a much cooler outside sitting area.  Coffee is strong, just the way I like it. And they carry my favorite donut vendor, Doughbot (in particular the peanut butter and jelly donut). Drool. 

Anyway, my outfit was put together on the thought of looking like I was trying but not too hard. The trying part comes from wearing heels and more jewls than usual. Other than that,  I would wear something like this on a regular basis.  

shirt: GAP// shorts: GAP// sandals: ZARA// shades: Wildfox Couture// necklaces: F21, Nordstrom, etsy

Monday, June 30, 2014

cool and serious

This outfit was inspired by one of my all time favorite bloggers: Man Repeller. I actually have this picture posted on my inspiration board, both real life one and Pinterest. I've always said "one day I will recreate this look". DONE! Kinda. Her hair was down and she was wearing pointy orange- I believe Jimmy Choo- pumps. 

I love this look because its so versatile. It could be a business enough to wear to work. If you work at a cool fashion spot. Make a few minor changes and bam dinner with your girls. Doll it up with a cool hairstyle and wear it to an event.  The fact that your wearing a cool band t-shirt with something more serious (pencil skirt) is automatically chic, edgy, amazing. You are that girl I fight to be friends with. JK. 

t-shirt: Vintage// skirt: F21// shoes: Joe's Jeans// bangle, necklace, clutch: F21

Thursday, June 19, 2014

new style

Two things. Maybe three. One, I'm trying out new hair styles, half up-half down to be exact. Before I took these pictures I thought my new do was awesome. Then after looking at myself via the camera lens I may look a little chola! Clearly I underestimated the power of my ethnicity. Two, have you ever worn something and realized that every single pair of shoes in your closet will go with your outfit? Maybe this has happened to me before but I finally stopped to pay attention to my actions. It was like an epitome. Three, these shorts were pants that belonged to my little brother which I then cut and ripped. 

t-shirt: (boyfriend's)// shorts: Levi's (diy rip)// necklace: F21// shoes: VANS

Friday, June 6, 2014


Almost all white. Just perfect for a cool-no-fuss kinda day. To be honest whenever I wear a (slightly) monochromatic look I feel the coolest. And there isn't really any fuss because I just pick the same colors for top and bottom. That is my personal styling tip, just in case you were like "HOW does she do it?" 

Lately I've been really diggin' these cool slip-ons: Jasmine. They are just so comfortable and because of the neutral color I wear them with almost anything. How perfect do they go with an all white? Seriously? Leave your response in the comment section, yeah? 

v-neck: GAP// jeans: GAP// shirt (wrapped around waist): Old Navy// shoes: c/o Bear Paw// bag: Alexander Wang

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

plan for the unexpected

A concern while getting dressed in the am is...will this look alright till night. For example, your running around all-day doing errands then something unexpected happened like your friend wants to meet for a casual drink or food or coffee or movie and wine, whatever. You have no time to get home and change. Are you dressed cool enough to impress? Some of us secretly plan for those unexpected meet ups. Like having an extra pair of shoes in your car, or a light jacket to layer, or hairspray, or even self tanner. You just have to be prepared for the unexpected. Start packin' your 'unexpected' bag people!

 For me, this sweater dress is perfect for those unexpected meet-ups. Of course, while out running errands I'm most likely in flat sandals or sneakers. But since I am prepared (maybe because somewhere along the lines I texted a friend saying "today is my day off"), I have an extra pair of shoes to give me that right amount of I've-been-running-errands-allday-and-still-look-awesome look. 

dress: H&M// shoes: ZARA// shades: RayBan// clutch: Comme Des Garcons