My 2015 Holiday Wishlist

The Holidays are here! I like to do an annual holiday list…to throw out any gifts that ANYONE would like to buy for me. 🙂 *cough cough*


No, but seriously I’ve realized the older you get the more birthdays and holidays become less and less important. Also, if there gifts that you ask for they are more logical. This year my wish list are things that I have been on the search for a while… like the Kate Spade Hayden, because Lord knows I need a black handbag. Yes, I don’t have a black handbag..Crazy, right?

I received my Surface 2 last year for Christmas and as much as I love it, I’ve realized that I need an upgrade to do a expand my brand. I love love love to read and have wanted Grace Coddington’s memoir.

Last but not least…I AM OBSESSED with Trina Turk’s active wear and I love the Palm Beach collection.

What is on your list this year?

Kate Spade Hayden Handbag | Microsoft Surface 3 | Grace: A Memoir | Trina Turk ‘Palm Beach’ sports bra / leggings

got a bad b*tch, she’s a masterpiece…

when Rick Ross said that line, i’m pretty  sure he was talking to me! actually i just thought that was a clever title next to the ART SIGN. DSC_0171 DSC_0148

This awesome ART sign is in front of the Art building at College of the Desert. The college I currently attend! The art building is one of my favorite structures, because it is so sleek and simple. as I was parking for class, I just knew I had to snap a picture there today.

the spring semester is almost over…one more week! I have finals on Tuesday and i’m so happy! this semester I took Intro to Mass Media, Psychology, & History of Film Music. Today I presented my final project for Mass Media, which was on How Social Media changed the Fashion Industry… yes, everything is fashion related! it went very well and if I can i’ll put my power point up on the blog. my presentation turned into a whole discussion on the trapped fashionista… so hey classmates! 🙂 DSC_0199 DSC_0151 DSC_0196 DSC_0189 DSC_0190

the sunglasses I bought on a recently bought on a recent trip to the Montclaire Nordstrom store. It was the last pair and I am completely obsessed with them. I think I have been wearing them at least twice a week. (say hey to my sister brandy’s reflection)

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Top: BP (Nordstrom)

Shorts: Nordstrom Rack

Shoes: Forever21

Purse: Kate Spade

Accessories: Forever 21 (Necklace), BP (Sunglasses), Target (Hoops)

vested up!

today we recovering from a small earthquake this morning and this major monsoon we’ve had these past two days. for the desert that’s actually half an inch of rain. #caliwinters

since the weather is still a little drabby, i decided to bring out my faux far vest. the weather doesn’t get that cold here so I rarely bring out my vests.


i also had my final presentation in my Radio & TV Writing class so I wanted to feel cute during my presentation. When you feel cute you do everything better, right? That’s always been a philosophy my mom taught me.

when you here something moving in the bushes next to you, but you don’t want to miss the shot!

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this looks like a high school picture!

i’m always exploring when I shoot! I found this beautiful spot near the local library that gives the best of both worlds. you get the desert landscape while having water behind you.  DSC_0014 DSC_0016 DSC_0018 DSC_0019 DSC_0028 DSC_0029 DSC_0030 DSC_0033Dress: H&M

Vest: Forever21

Shoes: Nordstrom

Purse: Louis Vuitton

Accessories: Kate Spade and Target


Get glitter-y with Kate Spade El Paseo!

Okay desert fashionistas, the Kate Spade store in Palm Desert is hosting a fantastic styling event this weekend! You know I love Kate Spade and anytime a discount is involved im there. This Friday, Saturday, & Sunday the entire store will be an additional 25% off. Yes…EVERY is 25% off. Don’t miss this great event and avoid those Black Friday crowds. FullSizeRenderI have these glitter keds on my wish list. I missed out on the gold pair last year, but I can’t decide which pair I like more….decisions, decisions!

my fall fashion essentials

unnamedit’s fall y’all! i have five items that are on my essential buying list for this season. if i could i would buy the world, but here are my must haves.

1. Cape- I am in love with this Cape trend this season. Nothing too supernanny- like, but just a chic “oh i’m casually walking through central park” kind of cape. The one above is a Michael Kors cape and it is nice and simplistic.

2. A Fall Lip- I have a deep love when I see women with deep fall colors on their lips. Being a brown girl, I have the fear of wearing a color that does not fit my skin tone. I will definitely be coming out my comfort zone and trying a new color…MAC here I come!

3. Sneaker- Since sneakers are mysteriously “in trend” right now, I guess this gives me the excuse to pull out all the tennis shoes that I have been hoarding in my closet. I have my nike athletic shoes covered, but I want more “girly” sneakers. I will definitely be hitting Kate Spade to buy their glitter sneakers. I missed them last year, but not this year!

4.High Heeled Boots- I am the queen of boots when fall hits, but they are all for the most part flat boots. I spotted these boots at Aldo and fell in love. They look very slick, while comfortable at the same. Even if they aren’t, we make sacrifices for beauty.

5. Luxury Designer Handbag- I want to make an investment of a nice designer bag. I’m not that much of a handbag fanatic, but I think it would be great to finally invest in a handbag. Now I used the Chanel bag above as an example, but don’t be looking for that particular bag in the future.


When life gives you lemons…

Shhh…it’s a secret!
How elegant in this house…and me!

..sneak in front of your neighbors house to take your pictures. There is a fantastic home in my neighborhood with this beautiful grass arch that i always drive by and lust after. I didn’t want to walk all the way so I took my shots outside their main gate.  DSC_0077My look for today was inspired by the lemon-y goodness of Kate Spade. I’ve had my lemon printed keds for a few months, but recently acquired the lemon charm necklace and the “when life gives you lemons” pouch. With the shades of yellow and green, I thought the green arch was the perfect background!

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Shirt: Old Navy

Pants: Vigoss Jeans

Shoes: Kate Spade

Button Up: Nordstrom

Accessories: Kate Spade

Shop in Shanghai with Kate Spade El Paseo!


Ever wanted to travel to Shanghai? I know I do! Well this weekend you can be transported there with the newest Kate Spade collection. This month’s collection is mix of asian influences and girly polka dots! I personally am obsessed with the takeout bag! I need that in my life.


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Well this is the time to shop because Kate Spade El Paseo is hosting a styling event September 11th to Septemer 14th!

You will receive 20% when you purchase two full priced items and 25% if you purchase three or more full priced items! Such a great deal and you can be styled from head to toe from one of the stylist like Christiana! How adorable is she in this fabulous look?

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I will definitely be in the store this weekend to shop this styling event and you should to! RSVP to elpaseo@katespade.comphoto 3


happy semptember!



i love my new kate spade agenda that i bought last month! every month has it’s own little quote (in true kate spade fashion) and to me it’s a quote to start off every month! the quote for september is “pull out all the stops!”…how true is that? that put me in the mind frame to do everything to it’s fullest potential. it’s a great positive quote to keep you going!


does everyone have major plans for september?

Layered Up!

Who layers up in the summer? Me! Even in summer, I love layering tops. It always gives an extra element to any look. Which looks great, but does not feel great when it’s 100 plus degrees outside. #desertlife


After two days off, I was in a pretty relaxed mood. I wanted to wear my bright boyfriend pant from the Gap. I’ve worn the pants with my heart sweater in the past, but I decided to layer my sweater with my gingham button up.


What I really enjoy about this look is because I can dress it up or down. In the past, I’ve worn flats and loafers. Today I still wanted to make my look Kate Spade appropriate so I decided to grab my go to shoes. My glitter Karolina heels! Glitter heels may not be everyones go to shoe..but my theory is glitter goes with everything!






Sweater: Forever21
Top: Russell Simmons Collection
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Kate Spade
Purse: Kate Spade
Accessories: Kate Spade and Nordstrom Rack

Happy Birthday ‘Merica!



I hope everyone had a wonderful and stylish fourth of july weekend!