It was the first day of Viva but I still had so much to show my family before the VLV festivities began. Our first stop was Town Square to visit The Dog House, a pet shop my sister and I are obsessed with. My sister is a new dog mom to her cute little Harlow, a 6 month year old Shih Tzu, and as most of you already know..I have a 14-year-old Yorkie named Rex. We are dog ladies so The Dog House is always fun to visit. They have tons of cute dog clothes, gourmet treats & eats, and other fancy things for our cute canine buddies. Coincidentally, my outfit seemed to match the theme of our day. I wore an awesome blue vintage gingham 2 piece coat and dress set I got at Exile Boutique here in Las Vegas. The coat lining is candy apple red so I wore my red Christian Louboutin Maryl heels to match and a red lip because duh! I took the belt of the coat and used it as a cute hair tie and kept my jewelry simple with vintage red confetti clip on earrings and some vintage sunnies. The icing on the cake was my Kate Spade wicker Dalmatian bag I wore that I paired with my Erst Wilder Dalmatian brooch my sister gifted me from D&J Vintage. It was one of those perfect outfits and gosh it was so comfortable too! My sister also had a fun outfit. She sported a fluffy tutu with a black top and a cropped leather jacket for some edge. To accessorize she wore a cute headband, her pink Furla purse, and her new Schutz shoes. Our family loves fashion, even my mom dresses up!
It was a really fun day of exploring the shops of Town Square and we somehow still ended up at Viva where I got to rummage through the vendor booths for awesome vintage treasures and got to see so many of my friends and meet so many of you! Read More
It was that time again..Viva Las Vegas. Only, this time was a little different. My sister came and got to see what VLV was all about and I was so happy to have shared that experience with her and see it inspire her like it inspired me 8 years ago. I was complete again. My mom and sister were with me and I couldn’t have been happier.
But before all of that jazz. I decided to take my mother and sister to one of my favorite spots in Las Vegas, The Green Valley Ranch pool. It was a great way to relax before all of the VLV festivities. It was also the perfect day to debut one of my reworked vintage designs. This psychedelic printed three-piece was once a frumpy 2 piece set in a size 16 (I am a size 2/4!). I saw it, recognized the potential, took one of my old patterns I created years ago and had my seamstress turn it into a crop top and high-waisted palazzo pants with a matching turban that was made out of the left over fabric. I have to admit, I was afraid to wear it because this is something I want to design in the future. Hopefully no one will steal the design but if there is anything I have learned its that most designers have no loyalty to anyone. But hey, innovators never run out of ideas and Ive got plenty. So regardless, I wasn’t going to let this one rot away in my closet like most of my other designs I am afraid of wearing.
I want to start a clothing line. I have to start small. However, every time I get those gears turning I somehow get stuck. I can’t explain it. I feel like I’m paralyzed. The result is that I end up putting it off because I somehow convince myself that “maybe I am just not ready”. But who is ever really ready? If not now than when? I hope I am able to fully commit to this goal now that I am settled into my new place. This is why I haven’t posted in a while. Moving is a motherfucker and takes up so much of your time and energy. Now its time to focus on my other goals. If you guys have any tips on keeping the motivation alive, I am all ears. Though most of you treat me like I am a teacher, I am most certainly still the student and always willing to learn. Read More
It was Easter and all I wanted to do was have an awesome brunch with friends dressed to the nines in Spring florals and that’s exactly what I did. I had a wonderful brunch at one of my favorite breakfast & brunch spots in downtown Las Vegas called EAT. If you are ever in Vegas, you have to check them out. The only issue I have with them is that they close at 2pm which is kind of strange but I guess that’s why there is always a line around the block. I recently went on a date there too😉. Anyway, I was in the Easter spirit so I wore the Birdie dress by Pinup Girl Clothing. I LOVE the color turquoise so I had to have this dress. It also matches my Christian Louboutin shoes and new Kate Spade purse. I also wore some cool vintage flower earrings that matched the dress as well. My friend Crystal also got dolled up in a cute popsicle dress and borrowed by vintage hat. She also wore an amazing vintage wicker purse (you guys know how crazy I am about wicker purses). She’s so gorgeous and one of my best friends here in Vegas. Not really sure what I’d do without her. It was a really awesome day. Read More
Many of you always ask me what kinds of products I use for my hair especially when I am able to pull my short bangs back. Suavecita pomade is one of my favorite and most versatile products I use to pull back my bangs, to remove frizz from my waves, and to make sure my fly-aways are in check. I even use it for my sometimes-stubborn baby hair. I started with Suavecito pomade first (which is actually for men) and then they came out with Suavecita pomade for women which is awesome because we use it too! They also have other hair products like their Argan Silkening serum, and a grooming spray. I use the pomade for styles like these:
Pomade is great for smoothening out my waves, to pull my bangs back, and to eliminate fly-aways from my happy pompadour or bummper bangs. I use their Argan Silkening serum if I want to soften my frizz or add shine. I use there grooming spray lightly if I need a good hold. They sell a whole kit together and they are reasonably priced.
In addition, they also have a makeup line of awesome Matte lipsticks (I own a few and I love them!).
Today I am hosting a cute little giveaway on instagram where you could receive a Suavecita Makeup bag, pocket mirror, and “Victory” lipstick! All you have to do is repost this image with the hashtag #VSuavecita.
This giveaway will end on May 6th so start reposting today to win!
I know I am a little late in posting. These past few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind and I am very behind on everything. The good news is that I have tons of new material to share with you that I will be publishing like rapid fire. Anyway, I don’t like to miss a beat when it comes to my posts so here’s a short post about what I wore Easter weekend. I always love it when Spring comes around and I can bust out my colorful ensembles like this awesome turquoise NYE print Bernie Dexter dress. I know it wasn’t new years but I didn’t care, the print is very versatile. The print is gorgeous and the fit is amazing and gosh its such a comfortable dress. I love that I had accessories to match too. Sometimes I have a hard time with accessories because I am such a perfectionist. I wore a vintage pink hair scarf I got at the Glam Factory, pearl earrings I was gifted, pearl bangles, a pink Kate Spade purse, and some pink mules I purchased from Pinup Girl Clothing. I also wore a cute vintage turquoise Angora sweater I purchased at Amberjoy’s Vintage Closet. It was one of those perfect and comfortable outfits for an awesome thrift shopping day out with my friends. Read More