Sunday, April 10, 2011


I love Saturdays. I love that you can roll out of bed whenever your heart desires and do whatever you want with no prior commitments. It's just so freeing and restorative, especially after a long work week. After going to Haiti and getting right back into my normal work routine (I work at a daycare, so naturally it'll wear you out real quick) I was utterly exhausted. So I decided to take it easy this Saturday, filling my day with sleep, The Wedding Planner, and Easter dress shopping. I got this teal dress from Forever 21, I thought it was simple but flattering and you can wear it almost anyway you want, dressing it up or down. All you need are some good accessories. Shortly after returning home, I was feeling creative so I decided to take some out of the norm self-portraits. I'm obsessed with anything vintage so I decided  to do a somewhat vintage theme using my globe and some old books as props. I probably stepped/sat in all sorts of dog poo while taking these photos, but I think it was worth it for the turn out. Here's my favorite photo from the sesh, what do ya think?

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous end to your weekend!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Summer Skin

Hello my friends! I know I've been a complete slacker when it comes to blogging lately, but with good reason, I went to Haiti for a week (from Tuesday to Tuesday). I'm going to go ahead and be cliche by saying that I had a life changing experience. It's insane how much one can learn in only a week. It's also pretty crazy that even while in Haiti, there's a chance to be stylish. I've had a growing obsession with headscarves that has heightened while in Haiti. One of my good friends on the trip proved to me that you can still look good while doing good. She really knew how to work the headscarves and wore a different, fabulous one every day. She also got given a baby.. but that's another story. So here is my take on this trend that is oh so perfect for this coming summer.
[Scarf: Vintage / Earrings: Forever 21 / Lipstick: Maybelline Coral Crush]
I was rummaging through my sister's things and found this beautiful silk scarf that she never wears, so only wanting to give it the attention it deserves, I stole it (can you blame me?). The wonderful thing about headscarves is that you can spice up any outfit with their bold colors or even hide a bad hair day.

[Scarf: Vintage / Sunglasses: Target / Earrings: Forever 21 / Nail polish: Revlon Craving Coral]
 My grandma gave me this scarf a while ago and I only recently realized the treasure that it is. By adding gold jewelery, it really accentuates the gold in the scarf. I'm also obsessed with these retro looking sunglasses which replaced my old sunnies that I sadly broke in Haiti (RIP).

[Scarf: Target / Earrings: Target]
You can literally wear your hair any style with headscarves and it looks great. I love to do messy buns or long braids, the possibilities are endless. Scarves with a floral pattern are perfect for summery weather and brighten up a look.

[Scarf: Vintage / Top: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Target]
I also stole this scarf from my sister because it too needed a good home. You can't tell in this photo, but it has little blue birds all over it and by wearing this solid blue shirt, it really accentuates the blue in the scarf. I just got these white pants which I'm so thrilled about. I've been wanting white pants for years but it's quite difficult to find a good fitting pair, they can either look really good or really atrocious.

  1. You can take any old scarf and wear it on your head instead of your neck. I love this floral printed one.
  2. This silk scarf welcomes Spring with its bold and bright colors.
  3. I love that this scarf is somewhat mermaidish, I can just pretend I live on the beach.
  4. You can see above that I'm wearing this nail polish. Coral is my favorite color for the Spring.
  5. Yet another light scarf, perfect for those long sunny days.
  6. Don't just stop at coral nail polish, coral lipstick is necessary as well. I'm wearing this lipstick above.
  7. I put this scarf in my last post but felt it necessary to repost. In fact, I love it so much, it should be arriving on my door step any day.
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Happy March! Its been sunny and warm here in Colorado and I hope its not merely deceiving me into thinking that Spring is approaching. Somehow, life is just a little sweeter when you've soaked up that vitamin D. Last week, I went to Salt Lake (no we're not Mormon) to visit my sister and of course it was completely necessary to do some shopping. The entire time we were browsing, I kept being drawn to two things: floral and cropped shirts. I'm loving the fact that crops are making a come back, its like welcoming back a long lost friend. And floral? Absolutely timeless. I literally can't own enough floral in my life, its so feminine and fun. While browsing the world wide web, I found that Free People is just as obsessed as I am with both of these styles. My addiction clearly won't cease anytime soon.
 [Top: Forever 21 / Shorts: Gap / Belt: Hollister / Bracelet: Vintage]

[Top: Forever 21 / Skirt: Forever 21]

More to aid the Spring fever:
  1. Even if you haven't showered for days, straw fedoras make you instantly glam.
  2. This old fashioned looking floral bikini is reversible and unfortunately out of my price range.
  3. The last time I wore ankle socks was probably when I was 5, but these ones are too cute to resist.
  4. I love the variety of ways you can wear cropped shirts.
  5. This top is floral perfection, the bright colors are tantalizing.
  6. Mint is my FAVORITE nail polish color, I couldn't wait to bust it out again for Spring.
  7. I'm also entirely obsessed with head scarves, I need this one ASAP.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


You have to give me props for my clever titles, even if they are a bit cheesy. But, as Spring is approaching (hopefully sooner than later), I've been loving looks that are Native American inspired. Clearly, I took the idea and ran with it, subjecting my best friend Katie to some ridiculous face painting (she loved it). Achieving this look is rather simple, all you really need are feathers, leather, anything turquoise or shades of brown, etc. You can't blame us for wanting to look like Pocahontas, who doesn't? And let's be honest, I definitely had a crush on cartoon John Smith.
 [Earrings: Target / Top (Katie's): Nordstrom / Boots (Katie's): Target]

[Top: Urban Outfitters / Sweater: Forever 21 / Earrings: Target / Ring: Target]

  1. Fringes are the perfect ingredient for this look. These ankle boots do the trick.
  2. Like I said, add some feathers and you're good to go.
  3. Turquoise, turquoise, turquoise.
  4. Layered necklaces in turquoise and gold add glamour.
  5. I really want a leather satchel like this one.
  6. I love these Native American inspired shirts, you can find them all over these days and I couldn't be happier about it.
  7. Duh, moccasins. Need I explain more?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Inspiration from An Education

 After receiving my free month trial on Netflix, I instantly chose to watch An Education after longing to see it for quite some time. Consequently, I not only adored the movie, but the fashion as well! The 1960's were so chic and full of class. So here's a bit of inspiration from the movie that has been consuming my day dreams ever since. Fortunately, Anthropologie provides any dress a girl could hope for to become as glamorous as Carey Mulligan. Now all I need is the English accent..

 I adore all of these dresses from Anthropologie and you should as well. They depict the 60's perfectly. I believe bold prints and colors do the trick. And of course floral (it's just timeless)!

Let's not forget the details..
  1. I'm dying to get my hands on a film camera!
  2. A leather briefcase/satchel isn't just professional for an Oxford student, but also extremely fashionable for the rest of us
  3. Plaid? Yes, please. Sophistication meets school girl
  4. Oxfords are some of the classiest shoes, thank God they're back in style. (Great for guys and gals)
  5. Don't be scared, break out that red lipstick without any shame! My favorite is Red Revival by Maybelline
  6. Silky scarves are chic and fun in pretty floral prints, perfect for the spring
  7. Don't you dare forget your cat eye glasses to bring this look to its entirety! (J. Crew, I love you)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wild Wolves Around You

Welcome to the gun show! Whoever said muscle shirts with animals on them aren't cool? Despite the many critics who render them too 80's, I fell in love with this look when first laying eyes on a wolf shirt in a pricey surf shop in New Zealand. Then, I imagined it too bold for me to ever be able to pull off, but soon enough I came to the point in my life where I just stopped caring what people think about me. Trust me, its a beautiful and freeing place to live in, I recommend you do the same! I was once again reminded of this eccentric look while browsing Urban Outfitters (typical) and finding more glorious options like this one. Being the frugal girl that I am, I decided it would be much more wise and affordable to search elsewhere, thus the hunt began. I thrifted this treasure shortly after and made some renovations to make it into the beaut it is today, going from a man's extra large tee to this stylish tank. I've found this shirt is not only comfortable but also versatile, I wear it with skinny jeans or leggings, sweaters or my denim shirt (shown in post below), boots or flats. So there you have it, it isn't impossible to achieve your wildest fashion dreams (although it is important to proceed with caution on some upcoming trends). Have a great day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dreamy Denim

One day as I was gazing longingly into my closet, I suddenly realized how I had acquired quite the collection of light denim articles. I really enjoy all three of these pieces because they can can create so many different looks: girly, edgy, classy, casual.. You name it! Inspired by my sudden realization, I decided to create 3 different looks with each of these pieces.

Look number 1:
[Denim shirt: Target / Shorts: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Urban Outfitters]
I was honestly a little proud of this compilation. Who would have thought nice black shorts could go so well with a denim button up? Nonetheless, this outfit gives off a casual yet classy vibe (and maybe something you could find in an Urban Outfitters catalog, who doesn't want that?!)

Look number 2:
[Jacket: Cotton On (Australia) / Dress: Forever 21 / Boots: Target]
Somehow this outfit turned out much more country than I had anticipated, but hey, I'm not complaining! Each article is completely different; the jacket is edgy, the dress has a vintage feel, and the boots are somewhat country, yet somehow all come together quite nicely.

Look number 3:
[Skirt: Cotton On (Australia) / Jacket: Forever 21 / Tights: Target / Necklace: Target]
With a girly piece like a skirt, I always like to balance it out with something a bit more edgy, so I paired it with this leather (fake) motorcycle jacket. I also am entirely obsessed with tights this winter and I like the vintage feel these give off. I think the necklace makes a statement without being too overpowering, completing the look.

I hope you're inspired to go forth and make unlikely yet bold fashion statements!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Make a Plan to Love Me

Hey all! I know it has been a while since I've done a "real" post (sorry to bore you with my attempted poetry skills), but things have been nuts in the Aguilera household with all of the holiday festivities! Now that they're passed I'm hoping to do more and better posts for you to feast your eyes on. A little over a week ago I took some more engagement photos (if you can call them that) in the snow. Let me tell you, I thought my fingers were going to fall off by the time the last photo was taken... it was FRIGID! So for all that I suffered to take these photos, I hope that you enjoy the guts out of them! They're quite angelic (HAHA, get it?). Anyways, here you are:

Things got a little out of hand... They're doing great now, they've resolved their issues.