Tuesday, August 26, 2014

easy transition



This dress was probably one of my most exciting purchases this week. I mean, it was $7 at H&M, perfect for work and play, color and pattern makes for an easy transition into Fall. In other words #WINNING (favorite hashtag btw). Also, you can wear it w/ just about any shoe! 

I paired it with my red Superga's for a pop of color. But I was in a huge dilemma between white high-top Converse or these red Superg's. Or a completely different vibe, office approp shoes. See what I mean, 'just about any shoe'


dress: H&M// sneakers: Superga// bag: Alexander Wang// shades: Wildfox Couture



Thursday, August 21, 2014

#MyVegasStyle

#MyVegasStyle



Although I may not be going to Las Vegas anytime soon, this is something I would totally wear to hang out at Aria Hotel. Here's why, a low plunge romper could easily take your fit from day to night. Just switch up a few accessories and go. Plus a low plunge is sexy, and LV is a place to be your sexiest.

Now typically when  think of Vegas I think twwweeerk all day, right? However, in efforts to really indulge in the luxuries of Las Vegas, more so Aria Hotel, I decided to stay away from the pool during the day so I can twwerk at night.

Day Look:
Romper without the jacket, Gladiator sandals or sneakers (if your going to do excessive walking), shades, bag, and call it a day! The total look is relaxed, put together, and most importantly...sexy.
Wake up head to the Spa, then shopping, then lunch, then possibly day drinking. Head to the room for a quick accessory change.

Night Look:
Romper with the jacket, strappy heels, the sexiest of undies (wink, wink), bag and a red lip. MAJOR!
On my way to dinner at Javier's and then off for drinks at Deuce Lounge.

I'm telling you, that low 'p' is everything!


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

thoughts and aspirations



My volunteer peeps. 

A few years back, when I was in college, I heard about International Students Volunteer. An organization that offers students the opportunity to travel overseas to volunteer their time for great causes. My girlfriend -who was attending San Jose State at the time- mentioned to me she was going to Europe to build a nesting area for animals that are going extinct. My heart melted. I looked up the program, discussed the plan with my parents, signed up, and packed my bags. I also chose to go to Europe, Romania to be exact. I spent two weeks in a tiny mountain town with one main dirt road, population less than 200 people. We stayed at a place that aid orphan's and domestically abused mothers/women. The program homed about 30 kids and 2 moms. It runs entirely on donations; money, food, clothes, toys, etc. Our mission was to build a school/center for the children. So they wouldn't have to walk 6 miles to school and they have a place to play indoor in the cold weather. 

This experience was like no other. Language barrier, kids becoming attached to us, restricted water and food usage/consumption, living in conditions outside our comfort zone, meeting and bonding with my volunteer peeps. Ultimately, doing something that matters for people I most likely will never see again, the most rewarding experience hands down. 

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I've always mentioned to very few and very close people in my life that I wanted to give back in some way. I wanted to adopt an overseas family, start a charity, be like the TOMS brand. Do something beyond myself. Truly help make a difference in peoples life. I stayed stuck in waiting for the right time. "When I have money I will donate" or "When I have time I will volunteer my time at senior homes or homeless shelters, or at children's hospital, etc." I've realized and truly came to understand that my words and intentions are meaningless without action. Stayed caught up in material things and forgot one of my life long aspirations. To make a difference in peoples lives. Sure I volunteered before, but I shouldn't have stopped there. I needed to keep going. And I will. Thankfully -due to the power of reading- I passed a quote saying "be a do-er, not a don't-er".Which is why I share this with you because I want to be a do-er. And to warn you, there might be a an edition coming to the blog. So stayed tuned. 


Just wanted to share my thoughts and aspirations. 

Hiking to school




Pass on Kindness people! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

errands and totes


This one minute look is my staple. I'm talking go-to, everyday if I could, always catch me with a white t and jeans, kind of staple. It's the no fuss running around town doing errands look, yet cool. 

Typically when I do my errands I like to carry a tote bag. I find myself just tossing my bags, which I don't like to do to my 'cool' bags. 

t-shirt: Brandy Melville// jeans: Levi's (little brothers)// sandals: Birkenstocks// tote: F21



Friday, August 1, 2014

triple digits


People, I am going to make this short. My finger tips are sweatin' as I am typing. It's so HOOOOOT. Like triple digits for two weeks. Intense. 

Looking at this outfit makes me sweat. But since it was late in the day and I was meeting up a girlfriend I thought it was ok. However, I was still sweating. 

But these Bear Paw wedges, how cute are they? The print and color is great to add just the right amount of omph to your outfit.  

t-shirt: GAP// short: One Teaspoon// wedges: C/O Bear Paw






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
Tequila 
Cucumber
Tajin (mexican chili powder)
lime

For the garnish: (optional)
Fresh chili pepper
Peach 
Cucumber

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.
HUGE THANKS Clint!! 

 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
Downtown

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Mr. Garcia aka magic hands. 


Sal Gonzales, Fashion Designer.




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