all day.

zara top (find similar here) & shoes, thrifted jeans (a perfect pair here)

my favorite formula: cropped top, mom jeans & mules.  i added the holes and rips today hunching over with scissors and tweezers for about a good hour and a half.  a vacuuming and a tumble in the dryer later, i had to take them out for a test run.  i liked them so much i went to the thrift store to find more potential mom jeans but no luck today.  i actually just got a pair from zara that i haven't worn yet because i'm still debating on whether to have them hemmed to a cropped length or to even just keep them because they were pretty pricey.  but i guess we will all just see...


saturday slippin'.

zara top (love this one), skirt (similar here) & shoes (dream pair here)

now that i've been back to blogging (i guess), i had to kind of create a line-up of my outfits.  i want to try to show my older purchases and/or looks so i don't completely forget about them.  also it helps me put them to more use.
facts i should mention about this look; (minus the shoes) this outfit cost me about $25, i got the top and skirt about 2 months ago (the shoes a few days ago) and this is my version of the 90's style i am obsessed with.      


blue jeans, cream shirt.

zara top, bag & bracelet, levi's jeans, jeffrey campbell shoes and celine sunglasses

wearing everything i love all at once...always fun to do.  and i will apologize in advance for wearing these jeans a lot because i was lucky to find the perfect pair of vintage levi's.  


new silhouette.

zara top, bag & shoes, vintage levi's via urban outfitters
i was geting really bored with the selection of jeans or pants in general for so long, hence the 5% of the time that i'm in pants on this blog (or my Instagram).  i really needed something different in terms of shape or silhouette.  boyfriend jeans a few years ago was a breath of fresh air and is still a fav of mine.  but then the idea of a high-waisted pair of boyfriend jeans i.e. mom jeans was perfect. i could have something to wear with all these cropped tops i can't stop buying.  the only thing is finding the right pair...     

to the minimum.

zara coat, thrifted silk tank top, sam edelman sandals & forever21 jeans 
for the last year or so i've kept a really simple (and greyscale) wardrobe with the exception of denim, camel, a tiny bit of color here and there and even sequins.  it makes dressing up easy but building it, knowing essential pieces is key.  this post features some; a masculine camel coat, a silk tank top and ripped & relaxed denim.  and depending on the occasion or event, i like to make sure it doesn't look overly "comfortable" by adding a sexy and chic pair of shoes.  


still shopping.

zara camel coat, zara knit, zara knit & forever 21 jacket

happy new year, everyone!  yes, my first post of the year but so far I've been at home helping my kids complete a couple of projects and sorting through my house reorganizing and getting rid of things we no longer need.  Something I do every year so we don't accumulate too much.  In between projects I've been  browsing all the sales going on.  Going through Zara's sales is dangerous.  I've found so much for myself and the kids that I really need to stop but  I think it is safe to say I am done.  I scored this camel coat that sold out back in September, this CĂ©line copy-cat knit in gray which  I already have in black and this angora crop sweater which I was swooning for in cream when it first came out but black is great too. I hadn't gone to forever21 in a while before I visited the store earlier this week when I  found this Isabel Marant copy-cat jacket.  All they had was black so I ordered the cream from the website.  Curious to see how it will look in person.  

Anyway, wishing you all more blessings this year!! Xo


on the first day.

Yumi Kim Rachel dress c/o, Zara blazer, Dolce Vita boots & vintage clutch
Yumi Kim is kicking off the Holidays with "12 Days of Yumi Kim" which features a piece a day with a special price.  This dress is normally $304 but today only it's $152 with the code YKDAY1.  Get it here.
It's perfect for the holidays!!  It's such a statement piece on its own all you need are stockings, pumps and a gold clutch.  Add beachy waves and smokey eyes for a Kate Moss, glamorous kind of feel or keep it fun and casual with mid-shaft booties like how I did.  Use a blazer as a cape and it is completely chic.
Remember, the code is only valid today!!