Anniversary Picks

Anniversary Picks

Well...have you had a chance to visit the sale of YEAR?? Which sale is that, why Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale! There are tons of my craving list but here are a few that are pretty high on top. Have you scored anything from the sale yet?? Remember, prices go back up August 4th!

Happy Shopping Fashionistas!


The Feature + Blogger Tips

Couldn't have done it without the photog skills of my coworker and friend Scott Kong!! Creator of Let Photo's Speak.

Original Image by: Scott Kong

Hi All! Hope your week is going great thus far! Mine, such a roller coaster! If you're following me on Instagram and Facebook, you've noticed my super cheesy pose holding the latest August issue of People StyleWatch...where my look is featured in You Got It Right!! It's such a rewarding feeling considering I'm fairly new to the fashion blogging game. Seven months in counting! And as a new blogger I know how difficult it is to learn the "precise" way to get yourself out there and broadening your network to gain more exposure! This post is dedicated to sharing my tips and tricks that I've learned (and still learning!) and applied along the way. I'll start by sharing my story of how it all happened. It ALL started with a hashtag...!

People StyleWatch asks for fashionistas to hashtag their favorite stylish outfits with #yougotitright and it gets uploaded to their site. Non-Instagrammer? You can also upload a photo directly. From there they select a few each month to feature in the You Got It Right section!! For more visibility, share your upload on Facebook and Twitter and have your friends vote for your look!

Back in March, I uploaded a picture and a few weeks later, I was contacted by someone at the mag in saying I’m being “considered” for my look in the coming August issue (I know, reeeeallly?? An entire half a year later?!) So they asked me to sign a release, send the original photo and answer a few questions about “my look”. So I sent away and patiently waited, waited, and waited….and waited and didn’t hear anything back! I assumed I didn’t make the final cut. And knowing myself, no way I could follow-up and ask…I don’t know how to handle rejection!!! Fast forward to today…a girl commented on one of my pics saying, hey, I saw you in People StyleWatch. You won’t believe how fast I RAN out the office to the nearest Walgreens to raid their shelves! Flipped through with my coworker and as soon as we landed on the page…Jumping, screaming hitting, hugging! 

My tips for wonderful and amazing bloggers you:

1) Try the best you can to have frequent posts (I know, I'm not the best example!), the more active you are the more likely interested fashionistas will visit again to see what's new.

2) Be active and make friends with fellow bloggers! This is so key, there's nothing like making friends with other bloggers either directly from the blog or on Instagram or Twitter. You feel more welcome to have discussions or even meet ups for blog collaborations! 

3) Gain followers from other social networks, i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, etc. If you haven't already noticed, I hashtag the life out of every picture I post! These hashtags really gain tons of visibility. Have you ever clicked on a hashtag to see what else populates? Well imagine if your picture appears on 10 or more hashtags for each post. Do it!

4) Follow other bloggers and comment on their posts. I've noticed a ton of my traffic comes from other blogs. Others love to read other comments and check out the person/blogger behind it. Just make sure to leave your link beneath your comment...and comment as if you're talking to one of your best pals! You're personality shines through much more.

Hope these tips were useful for you!...Now go out and start uploading your looks to People StyleWatch!!




Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair (mini on sale!) / Watch: Michael Kors (thinner on sale!)

So...all I can say about the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Rock Festival: Ahhhhmaazing!!! This is the first time I've been to a rock concert this large, in the past I go to smaller venues in the city. The rock festival was any rock concert on steroids! It was ALL day...but waiting till Avenged Sevenfold took the stage (even on a work night!) at 10pm was worth it! The incredible sounds, the seas of fist pumps, dodging mosh pits, fire and flames, it was an experience like no other! The other headliners were Korn, Asking Alexandria and Tri. The Mayhem Rock Festival tours the country every year...it might not be to late to find it in your city!!!

Selecting my outfit was super easy. Since the destination is an open area under the blazing sun, cut off denim shorts were a must! I found this cute tank whose graphic text totally describes me: Wild Hearts Run Free. Love it! Because this is a day to night event, I added a layer with the a rockers style staple...a plaid button up! 

Rock on fashionistas!



Photos by: Larry Wong

Dress: Black Halo (color sold out, avail in floral, black, white and similar here, and here)
Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: H&M / Lips: Nars Cruella

Happy Almost Friday!! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! This week is flying by...which means this summer is off to a fast start! Summer is my favorite fashion season. Why? Because it's the season for dresses! There's nothing more simple and effortless than stepping into your closet and pulling out a pretty dress to strut your stuff in ;-) This Black Halo 'Laurence' Dress is one to be reckoned with!

One of the most flattering dress shapes for my body is a sheath dress. It fits nicely all over and I always feel very comfortable with the fit and length. As you can see here and here I've got a think for floral dresses! The black roses on the side against the white dress adds elegance and the zig zag cut of the neckline adds so much edge. I would define my style as simple chic...and this dress accomplishes this plus more! I love the quality and execution of Black Halo dresses! This particular dress is from last season but I love the current seasons style even better!! Especially since it's on sale! The Laurence Colorblock with the floral print is so pretty and perfect for summer!

Which is your favorite Black Halo??




Images by: Scott Kong

Dress: J.Crew Dress in Scroll Print (in Factory stores or eBay) / Jacket: Old (similar here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Necklace: Anthropologie / Sunnies: Banana Republic Calyn

Hi All! Hope everyone is having a great week! Let the 3-day weekend begin! I don't have anything too crazy planned this weekend...Day 1 BBQ in the Bay on Friday, Day 2 BBQ in Napa Saturday and an event I've been waiting for ALL spring...the Rockstar Mayhem Rock Festival on Sunday!!! I'm super stoked, can't wait to rock out with Aveenged Sevenfold and KORN! I recently posted a rockstar look I was craving here. Using it for inspiration, I'll see what I can summon up!

Now, for today's look... I love wearing brilliant colors in the summer. When the day calls for summer whether, my mood calls for sunny dresses! This Jules dress in Scroll Print did the fix :-) It hasn't been super hot (so rare in SF) so added a hint of edge and warmth with a moto style leather jacket. Because of the length and fit of the dress, it is most definitely a transitional piece to Fall...but who wants to think about Fall already?!

Till next time lovelies!!