Showing posts from November, 2013

Building Beats Update

I wanted to share a Building Beats update from my nephew Phiunit. Last summer, they held workshops in the Bronx and Chinatown Manhattan. Kids were able to learn how to make music for the first time. Building Beats believes making music builds leadership and creative skills. I hope you consider checking out the Building Beats site and consider donating to their mission:

Serene Sky Boutique Black Friday Sale 30% off

The Serene Sky Boutique Black Friday Sale is on. You can get 30% off site wide by using promo code BLKFR30 at . We feature jewelry from emerging designers from all over the world from Los Angeles to Scotland.

Update on Typhoon Haiyan fundraiser

Happy Thanksgiving, readers! Hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends! I wanted to give you an update on the Philippine concert last Monday. Per my father's update, about 500 people were in attendance at The Plummer Auditorium at the Fullerton College to watch a Broadway concert with donated talent performing. About 45 Rotary clubs from District 5320 helped promote and market the event. The event was even retweeted by KTLA anchorwoman Cher Calvin and featured in the OC Register too. All the efforts resulted in $35,000 raised towards the $60,000 goal. 100% of proceeds will be distributed to relief agencies already on the ground. Here's some link on the Rotary club: Follow Rotary 5320 on Twitter at: @ Rotary5320 To donate, please mail to this address: Rotary District 5320 Charitable Foundation Philippines Relief Fund
 P.O. Box 3970

OOTD - Wild leggings

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow? Hooray! Are you excited for all the Black Friday sales too? Be sure up check out tomorrow and get 30% off the entire site! Tunic: H&M / leggings : no name / shoes: Toms / Bracelet: Topshop

OOTD - Lace on lace

Happy Tuesday! I pulled this outfit out of the closet yesterday when I couldn't think of anything to wear. I call it lace on lace. These are the jeans I stole from my mom. What d'ya think? Is it a keeper? PS. Would you mind checking out a new blog series on Serene Sky Boutique called Holiday Style Guide ? I think my bff did a great job! Cardigan: Ann Taylor / Tank: Old Navy / Jeans: Vanilla Star / Shoes: Toms Classic / Bracelet: TJ Maxx

OOTD - Sweatshirt again

Can you sense a theme? I've been wearing sweatshirts lately. They're just so comfy with this chilly Cali weather and I love the designs on them. Anyone catch the AMAs last night? Highlights are JT doing Rihanna's mom's accent, J-Lo's Kohl's commercial, and J-Lo's Latin performance. Fashion wise, I loved Taylor Swift's gold dress. So perfect for the holidays! Sweatshirt: Target + Neiman Marcus Proenza Schouler / Jeans: Uniqlo from New York / Boots: Forever 21 / Bracelets: Serene Sky and NYC Showroom

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! That saying rings true for me. A while back, I thought I would stray from my normal foundation but now I'm back baby! My girlfriend told me about Armani Luminous Silk and I've been a believer for several years minus my stint trying their Fusion one. I like mixing my Luminous Sillk 8 with Fluid Sheer 3 and it evens my skin tone and gives me this teeny glow. Not too J-Lo or red carpet super glow but a nice real life glow. The bottle is worth the $60 price tag and a little lasts a long way especially if you use their Armani Foundation brush. If you're looking for a foundation, look no further than your Armani counter at Bloomingdale's or Nordstroms.

Influenster RoseVoxbox Review

I received this awesome Influenster RoseVoxBox recently. It had a great mix of beauty and treats in the pink box. Here's my review: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara - I tried it and love that it gives me a wide eyed voluminous look on my long lashes. My sister in law even asked if my lashes were real when I was wearing this Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushion: This would be perfect for fall and winter boots to stay warm and cozy. belVita crunchy Breakfast Biscuits: These were delicious and would make a great for those breakfasts on the go. Kiss Graduation Polishes: I normally love my Sally Hansen nail lacquer strips but was super excitf to try this grey and black ombré nail polish kit. I did it for a wedding and it lasted a whole week. It was super away to apply. You put two coats of the silver polish, then the black at the tips and glitter midway. Voila!  Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate truffles: unfortunately I don

OOTD - Copycat boom

Happy Saturday! Any one remember this look? I tried to copy Jessica Alba's look minus the heels. What do ya think?  Sweatshirt: Philip Lim for Target / corduroys : Madewell / boots: Forever 21 / location: near BB Dakota sample sale

OOTD - Animal print

Happy Friday! Hope you are having a good week! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Are you dreaming of turkey and mac and cheese like me? Sweatshirt: Victoria's Secret / Jeans: Gap 1969 / Boots: Forever 21 / Bracelets: Serene Sky and NYC Showroom

BB Dakota & Jack sample sale 11/22 & 11/23

Anyone want to come out to the BB Dakota & Jack Sample Sale? I attended last year and it was full of awesome clothes at awesome prices. I'll be meeting some girlfriends there this afternoon. Hope to catch you there! Details:11/22 10am to 4pm 11/23 12pm to 6pm 1638 Pomona Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92627

OOTD - Sweater dress we meet again

It's crazy to believe the last time I wore this was when I was preggo. Check out this 30x30 remix day outfit . Yesterday, I wore this sweater dress for some LA meetings. Please save the date for  a Typhoon Haiyan fundraiser event in Malibu on December 15. Details coming soon! Sweater dress: Frenchi / Boots: White Mountain Tall Tale boots / Bracelet: Serene Sky / Location: Downtown LA Fashion District

Uno de 50 bloggers party 12/06

Mark your calendar for December 6 6:30pm to 9pm! I will be co-hosting a Uno de 50 bloggers party with Nikki from My Style Diaries , Joann from Love Fashion Live Life and Melanee Shale .  We will be showing our Uno de 50 favorites. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.  There will be 10% discount that night for guests along with  a raffle of the best selling Ibiza bracelet valued at $145.  Hope you can join us at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.  #unode50bloggersparty 

OOTD - Jump around

Sweater: H&M / Jumpsuit: Forever 21 / Shoes: Tom Classic / Necklace: Tiffany / Bracelets: New Mexico Happy Wednesday y'all! Don't you love when you get new opportunities? I do! Stay tuned for some announcements soon. Hope you are having a great week! 

OOTD - Sporty spice

I went for a sporty look yesterday. I love monochromatic looks so thought I would try it with coral. What do ya think?  PS. Mother Nature, I'm loving this cool fall weather. Keep it up!  Shirt: Kenneth Cole / jeans: H&M / sneakers: puma / necklace : serene Sky 

Fashion Island Tree Lighting

Saturday was a great night. I celebrated my first date anniversary with family at the Fashion Island tree lighting ceremony. Mickey Mouse, songs and lights sure get me in the holiday mood. I loved the surprise fake snowfall too. I think I will have to make it a tradition to attend next year. Thanks again to Fashion Island for the press invite!

OOTD - Think pink

Please keep a family friend in your prayers. She has breast cancer and will be having surgery today. Thank you. Hope you had a good weekend! Stay tuned for my tree lighting ceremony post. Booties: Vince camuto / jeans: American Eagle / Tank: Old Navy / cardigan: Jack by bb Dakota / necklace and bracelet: Serene Sky / purse: Philip Lim for Target / location: Full Moon Sushi 

Design Within Reach favorites

Last Thursday, I attended a Houzz event at Design Within Reach at Costa Mesa in SOCO. My mom is an interior designer so I often go to events with her and design stores. I took a few photos of my favorites at Design Within Reach. Hopefully these inspire you when decorating your home.

OOTN - Houzz Design Within Reach event

Last Thursday, my mom invited me to an interior design event to hear Houzz insights on the design market at the Design Within Reach store in Costa Mesa. It was interesting to hear about this Houzz Web site and how they've built their own little community for design professionals and clients. If you are in the design community, definitely check out the Houzz Web site.  PS. Stay tuned for my post on my favorites at the Design Within Reach store.  Dress: Black House White Market / Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden / Purse: Philip Lim for Target / Necklace and bracelet: Serene Sky