Update: Life I Love

Hey Lovelies! I hope the New Year has brought you lots of love and new beginnings. It sure has for me! I'm not sure how long it's been since my last post, but I've been a busy bee! Along with building Xtra Lush, I've started working for a great Fashion Startup as a Remote Stylist. I'm still working on scheduling my life and my blog around my new hectic schedule. On top writing for this blog, I've also started an Xtra Lush blog. So trying to keep up with both sites has been double duty. 

However, I must say that I prefer a busy/hectic life over one that's mundane and unspectacular. Last year I was working as a nanny for a really difficult family. Not only were the kids rude and disrespectful. The parents were unappreciative and inconsistent. I quit that job in December and things started to change for the better almost immediately. I am one of those people who believes you don't quit one job until you have another one lined up. In this case, things worked out exactly the way they should've. I'm now in a happier healthier place and excited for what's to come!

A few things I am currently working on for Style Studio include; 

A New Logo
A Plus Size Fashion Section (I'm going to integrate posts from my Plus Size Fashion blog Xtra Lush)
Posting Weekly
And more...

Thank you for sticking by me through this adjustment period. It will be well worth the wait! 



Editorial Eye: Denim on Denim

One of the editorials that caught my eye this month was Jean Streets shot by Aingeru Zorita for Marie Claire US. The denim diva, Brazilian stunner Daniela Braga was styled by Lester Garcia who urbanized pieces from Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, and Balmain to name a few. To me, the styling is very reminiscent of RiRi's summer style which I loved and is probably why I was drawn to this look. 

See the full editorial here 
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue

My Life in Pictures

Over the last month and a half, I have been going through a lot of changes. Most of them positive, but all of them for the best. As I mentioned in an earlier post I've recently started a new blog focusing on Plus Size Fashion along with contributing to a new Plus Size online boutique.  All of these changes have prevented me from updating this blog as much as I would like. However, I'm finally getting into Twitter and try to update my Instagram page a few times a week. Please feel free follow me there as well! 

Hands down, the most exciting things I did was go on my first cruise! My bestie from college invited six other girls and I on a girls-only Mexican cruise for her thirtieth birthday. She'd also found a Murder Mystery event happening in Hollywood days after the cruise and decided to have an all-inclusive celebration there as well. Whenever I'm in Socal I try to visit my sister from another mister in San Diego. So, I fit that into my two weeks away. Here is the breakdown of my entire vacation and a look at my life through an iPhone lens. 

The Itinerary

Fly to S.D. for a three day mini-vacay
Rent a car and drive up to L.A.
Two days to shop + play in L.A.  before the cruise
Four day cruise to Mexico
1920's Murder Mystery dinner in Hollywood
Back to the Bay

Part 1: San Diego 

The first night in San Diego we went to dinner, danced and had a few....drinks. 

This is the view from the rooftop, were we had a few of those drinks! 

Sunny San Diego Palm Trees

Life is a beach...and then you die. 

Part 2: Road Trip to L.A. 

On the road to the City of Angels. This is mere moments before I got lost.

When in L.A. do as the Angelenos do, Shop! This is my Fashion District haul. 

The city lights on Sunset Boulevard. 

Part 3: Let's Cruise

The Floppy Hat Brigade. 

The Complete Cruise Crew

Oh Ship! We're on this BOAT! 

My favorite picture with one of my favorite people.

Ensenada, Mexico 

Go for the bold! My ootd, a Mexican Maxi. 

A Margarita was a Must!

We be Clubbin'!

Me Hablo Espanol! 

All hands were on deck for the Streamer Party. 

My cruise roomie Melissa and I. 

Part 4: Last Days in L.A. 

A treat for the feet! SO amazing and much appreciated. 

All dressed up for Jessie's Roaring 20's themed Murder Mystery birthday party.

Red Lipped Ladies. 

Had to snap this beautiful painting at the most delicious Persian Restaurant. 

Leaving on a jet plane. 


Sneak Peek: Isabel Marant for H&M Lookbook + Prices

 Wool Cardigan; $129.64, Leather Trousers; $291.71, Top; $97.23, Boots; $243.09
With all the buzz around the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Collection, Euro retailer H & M had to pick and buzzworthy designer for their next designer collaboration and they are right on target with Isabel Marant. The French designer stays true to for her boho chic sensibilities mixing ethnic prints with leather, heavy knits, fringe and bouclĂ© in both the women's and menswear collections.
While Marant's RTW items are coveted by celebrities like Reese, Giselle and Halle, supermodels Alek Wek, Lou Doillon, Milla Jovovich and Constance Jablonski are the familiar faces of the lookbook. The collection hits the shelves November 14th, will you be shopping it?
Jacket; $324.12; Trousers; $113.43, T-shirt; $40.50, Mid-heel Pumps; $162.05
Coat; $162.05, Jeans; $97.23, T-shirt; $32.40, Suede Boots; $162.05
Coat; $162.05, White Jeans; $97.23,  Top; $97.23, Boots; $243.09
Dress; $113.43, Boots; $243.09
Wool Sweater; $113.43, Trousers; $56.71, Suede Boots; $162.05
Coat; $162.05, Leather Trousers; $291.71, T-shirt; $48.60, Boots; $243.09
Trousers; $97.23, Peasant Blouse; $97.23, Boots; $243.09
Sweater; $97.23, Jeans; $97.23, Long-Sleeve T-shirt; $40.50
 Source: Vogue UK