Styling a Vintage Shirt

The vintage shirt – a trend that is perhaps here to stay for a while. I feel late jumping in on this trend, but I finally found a shirt that I love! My husband got this one for me from the Zappos.com gift shop, so unfortunately it’s not available online. When I saw it at first, I loved the design but it was a bit baggy and not flattering at all. Of course, I had to make it my own, and it only took two easy steps. Cutting the sleeves and tying a knot on the back (or the front) and voila.

Here I am styling this vintage shirt with one of my favorite Guess denim skirts. Most of the time I wear it with denim shorts as well for a more casual look.

How do you like to style your vintage tops?

P.S. My younger son, aka my mini me had to get in one of my photos below. He’s excited to start kindergarten tomorrow. ❤

Denim skirt: Guess Jeans (similar here, here); Vintage Shirt: Zappos; Hairstick and bracelet: Desert Daisy Jewelry; Bucket Bag: Mango; Shoes: BCBGeneration

Purple Hues

After nearly two months without posting, I’m making a comeback in one of my favorite finds from the Zara sale. My work travel and family summer adventures have kept me busy, but you can find all about it on my Instagram here.

If you are short like me, you know the struggle of finding a great fit, especially for jumpsuits. When I tried this romper on, I knew it was a winner. I loved the colors too, and I have been wearing it as a casual outfit most of all. Here, I decided to dress it up with a pair of caged heels and add a pop of purple.

The amethyst leather bracelet is handmade by Desert Daisy Jewelry, and you can find it here along with other unique crafted jewelry items including the hairsticks that I frequently wear. The tassel earrings I’m wearing below are also handmade. I found them in a boutique in Sydney, Australia during one of my latest trips.

I can’t wait to share more Australian finds with all of you, so stay tuned! ❤

Romper: Zara; Caged Sandals: Seychelles; Bracelet: Desert Daisy Jewelry; Quilted Backpack: Zara (similar here); Sunnies: Kate Spade

Dressy & Casual With Driven Boutique

Hi all. I hope everyone had a fun long weekend!

The windy weather we experienced in Vegas a couple weeks ago was not fun to shoot in. So glad it’s finally nice and warm.

I couldn’t wait to share with all of you this outfit, or I should say outfits. Yes, I’m styling one piece in two different ways again. This strappy top I found at Driven Boutique is the perfect casual everyday top that you can dress up if you wanted to. It’s still available here for less than $25.

The first look is perfect for a night out. I love wearing palazzo pants during the summer, especially colorful flower prints. You can easily turn an office outfit to a happy hour look. I found this pair at Forever 21 a couple years ago, and I’m so glad they are still on point.

Of course, I had to feature a casual style as well. I paired the top with denim shorts, but you could try a denim mini or even jeans. Finally, if you are investing in a pair of shoes this summer – a pair of mules is a must. I love these black mules from Parque because they are just the perfect height to fit either a casual or dressy look. Not to mention how comfortable they are.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Tell me which look you like best in the comments below. ❤

V-neck Top: Driven Boutique; Palazzo Pants: Forever 21; Acrylic Clutch: Milan Blocks; High-rise Denim Shorts: Hollister; Mules: Parque

*Thanks Driven Boutique for sponsoring this post!

Donald J Pliner Fall Collection Preview

Can we talk about fall trends? I know you would say summer is barely here, how can we focus on fall. I promise once you see what I mean, you will be saying fall can’t come soon enough!

This weekend I had the privilege to hang out at Donald J Pliner‘s boutique at The Forum Shops in Las Vegas and preview his fall shoe collection. From flats to heels, nudes to brights, there is a pair for every taste. Personally, I always go for the statement shoe – you can see my favorites from the new collection below. The colors scream fall yet the styles are so fun, especially the embellishments and fur accents.

Everything from the fall collection is available for pre-order only. If you can’t wait, there are plenty of summer styles to choose from. Better yet, take advantage of the 30% extra off of sales items. Don’t even get me started on the men’s styles – this deserves a post of its own.

And remember, “Life is too short to wear boring shoes.”

Brunching to Bar Hopping in One Dress

Hi all!

I wanted to share another versatile look I wore this weekend. The title already gave it away, but you can see below how I styled this light cut-out dress from Driven Boutique both ways. For daytime, I paired it with flat mules (scored these in Mexico). I love this trend although I’m quite short, and I don’t find them very flattering. Since it’s summer in Vegas already, I wore a denim vest. If you live somewhere cooler, you can opt for a moto jacket instead.

Heels are a must for my evening looks. The corset trend is new to me – this one comes with the dress already, and it’s velvet! I kept seeing similar corsets online for a while, but I wasn’t sure about this trend until I finally tried it on. It does give you a feminine and sophisticated look, so I have a feeling I’ll be wearing it more this season.

I hope you enjoy both looks. If you’re looking for versatile pieces at affordable prices, you can find tons of cute stuff at Driven Boutique you can wear different ways. I personally love the fact that the store only carries a few sizes of each item, so it makes your outfits pretty unique. I’m working on more day to night stories, so stay tuned!

Cheers to a productive week ahead! ❤


Look 1: Dress: Driven Boutique; Mules: Stradivarius; Denim Vest: Zara; Bucket Bag: Mango


Look 2: Dress: Driven Boutique; Caged Sandals: Zara; Acrylic Clutch: Milan Blocks; Earrings: Baublebar

*Thanks to Driven Boutique for sponsoring this post!

Sporty Summer Look With AMI Clubwear

Hello world!

I just got back from Cancun, but obviously I’m still in vacation mode. I have explored Mexico quite a bit, but this was my first time visiting the East coastline. You can get a glimpse of some of my adventures on Instagram.

Whether you are planning to go on an exotic beach getaway, rocking at a music festival in the desert or simply heading to a quick staycation, you need the 411 on swimwear. Here I opted for a sporty look featuring this AMI Clubwear two piece bikini. The tribal print and the colors are super fun, especially once you get a nice tan going (not like my sunburn in the photos – #fail!). The double straps on the top are adjustable, so you can wear it as loose or tight as you wish. What I love the most about this swim piece is that you can simply pair it with shorts, a couple classic accessories and you are ready to hit the pool party!

For those of you who prefer a more feminine and sophisticated look, opt for a kimono or similar sheer cover-up. You might also like my beach glam look featuring a one-piece swimsuit from AMI Clubwear. If you can’t decide which one you love more, you can get both for less than $50! Better yet, you can use code SWIM60 for 60% off currently on the website.

Vamos a la playa!

 

Bikini: AMI Clubwear; Shorts: Guess Jeans; Kimono: American Eagle Outfitters; Sandals: Zappos.com

April Wine Walk at Red Rock

Happy Easter, everyone! 🐰

As a family that doesn’t follow all the usual traditions, we skipped the holiday brunch today, but we did enjoy a fun event this Easter weekend. My husband and I had a great date night at the April Wine Walk at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa last night. All you can drink wine at nine different stations throughout the resort ranging from white to red to rose and champagne, say whaaat!


Our first stop was at Hearthstone – one of my favorite restaurants at Red Rock Casino. The food is amazing, but can we talk best Instagram photo opps?


Another favorite of mine, Salute Trattoria Italiana served a large selection of Pacific Northwest wines. It’s our go-to dessert spot and here’s a tip – get the sampler and try a little bit of everything.


Finally, after a few more glasses, we headed to the pool area for a private DJ party where we had, well more wine! I couldn’t believe how perfect the weather was after so many windy days in Vegas lately. The Red Rock Pool is a great place to enjoy good company, some food and sips. If you can’t make it to the pool, I highly recommend the T Bones patio.


Wait, I almost forgot to share the details about my outfit! I was debating wearing a dress, but I decided on this flirty bodysuit from Tobi.com. The cold shoulder is just perfect for the season and our weather here. I love the color – it goes with everything, and the style makes it such a versatile piece. I can’t wait to pair it with a skirt for another night out. It is available here for less than $50 along with many other cute bodysuits on Tobi.com you can choose from.


How was your Easter weekend? I’m ready to wind down and start a new week tomorrow.

Bodysuit: Tobi.com; Jeans: Stradivarius Mexico; Sandals: Steve Madden x Zappos.com; Bucket Bag: Mango (old), similar here, here