October 24, 2014


bb dakota plaid dress le tote
gorjana roya ring
karen walker super duper strength sunglasses
report signature brown suede boots, piperlime, best fall boots
bb dakota blue plaid dress, cuyana tote, report signature brown suede boots
plaid bb dakota dress, cuyana brown leather tote

  bb dakota plaid dress ℅ Le Tote | cuyana bag {similar tote} | report signature tan suede boots | gorjana roya ring ℅ | gorjana marin cuff   | gorjana fatima necklace  | gorjana circle necklace karen walker sunglasses | michael kors watch 
mac half n half lipstick | brows- anastasia beverly hills powder and brow wiz pencil + benefit gimme brow gel | nars surabaya eyeshadow duo

Happy Friday! When this plaid dress arrived via Le Tote, I was so excited to wear it. I picture it paired with tights and over the knee boots on cooler days and with a scarf or jacket but since it is a little warmer in San Diego I went with my new favorite boots and this classic tote. So versatile! Le Tote is a Rent the Runway type service for everyday clothing, if you haven't given Le Tote a try, I recommend you check them out here.

In other news, a change is brewing.... Tonight, I am getting a much needed hair makeover! Follow along via instagram to see it :D, I'm excited but also a bit nervous. I really like change so every time I grow my hair out I end up doing something drastic and then eventually growing it out again, does anyone else do this? Over beers last weekend, my husband informed me that my hair "isn't that long" to which I replied "well, it really is, and you don't have to work with it every single day." He did give me his stamp of approval on my new hair. Not that that would really make a difference in my hair decision but it's always nice! :D

Have a great weekend!

October 22, 2014


how to wear a silk scarf

fall scarf
seven for all mankind skinny illusion bootcut denim
how to tie a scarf
karen walker super duper strength sunglasses

       mason scotch button down ℅ Le Tote | silk batik scarf similar here}| 7fam skinny illusion bootcut jeans | prada bag {similar to prada} | zara heels {obsessed with these and these for under $100!}| gorjana roya ring ℅ | karen walker sunglasses | michael kors watch | zara chandelier earrings {similar here}

mac half n half lipstick | brows- anastasia beverly hills powder and brow wiz pencil + benefit gimme brow gel | nars surabaya eyeshadow duo

I really liked wearing this Mason Scotch blush blouse that Le Tote sent over with my Indonesian silk batik scarf twisted and tied in a bow around my neck. I love finding ways to incorporate some of my acquired pieces into my wardrobe each year. This scarf was given to me as a gift from my friend Jessica who is from Indonesia when I went to visit her a couple years ago. It was a trip I will never forget and this scarf always makes me smile and remember the hospitality and generosity of her culture plus all of the good memories from that trip.

Thank you for reading! 

October 20, 2014

Halloween Costume Idea: New Girl

new girl jessica day halloween costume idea

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mustache mug// clip board// pencil

We're getting close to Halloween so I thought I would bring you another costume idea! I absolutely adore Jessica Day from New Girl. She has such a fun wardrobe and is completely endearing. I think this would be a great costume this year! What do you think? Have you chosen your costume yet?

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Monday! 

October 17, 2014

Highlighting & Contouring: A Video Tutorial

Best Highlighting and Contouring Video Tutorial

Happy Friday! Today, I have posted my second makeup tutorial video on my new YouTube channel to show you how I contour and highlight to create the illusion of cheekbones. I have a pretty soft, round face, so I need a little help to create this illusion. Let me know what you think!

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Be sure to follow my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new makeup tutorials. Have a great weekend!

October 15, 2014

Haute Sale Alert: Shopbop Friends & Family

Today, I am sharing my favorites from the Shopbop Friends and Family Sale! 
Simply click on any image above to shop and let me know what you have scooped up. This is one of the best sales of the year with all of those long coveted handbags, shoes, jeans, sunglasses and chic accessories finally 25% off. 

Use code FAMILY25 at checkout to save 25% off your entire purchase!

Some brand exclusions apply. Sale ends October 16th.

Happy shopping!!

October 14, 2014

FWSD: Day Three

fashion week san diego, pearl tribal earrings, makeup
retro-modern oufit, street style, fashion week san diego, pink midi skirt
gorjana gold jewelry, pearl tribal earrings
gorjana gold rings, gorjana bracelets
karen walker sunglasses, pink full midi skirt, christian louboutin pigalle pumps
karen walker super duper strength sunglasses, gorjana jewelry
zara kimono top, zara full midi skirt, prada bag
pink full skirt, kimono sleeve blouse, karen walker sunglasses, christian louboutin heels
christian louboutin nude pigalle 100mm pumps

zara kimono sleeve top {similar here} | zara dusty rose midi skirt {similar here} | christian louboutin pigalle pumps{budget friendly here} | prada bag {similar to prada} | baublebar 360 pearl earrings | gorjana roya ring ℅ | gorjana fatima necklace ℅ | gorjana marin cuff ℅ |gorjana teardrop cuff ℅ | gorjana necklace + baublebar necklace | karen walker sunglasses

nars madere lipstick + bobbi brown pastel lipgloss| nars surabaya eyeshadow duo | bobbi brown eyeliner | tarte blush in exposed | tarte bb cream {worn as base} + mac studio fix powder 

The last night of shows was my favorite at FWSD this year because of a few reasons. 1) I had Dave along with me and he is always a great date, 2) the theme was "Gowns, Jewels, Avant Garde, and Couture" which are really fetching words to me, and 3) I got to wear this really pretty vintage meets modern outfit that I was saving for just this occasion!

On the photography front, Dave is a really good photographer so he was a big help. I was also starting to get more used to using the Canon 60D with the 50mm 1.2L lens. I love the sharp images and smooth blurred background this pair allows! I had the f stop all the way down to 1.2-1.6 on these images and they still turned out pretty clear with only a little blur if I was teetering haha. When people photograph me they always comment on how I can't stay still. I am always moving my hands, brushing hair out of my face, or sidestepping.

Anyways, thank you for reading along, I hope you enjoyed a little inside peek at FWSD 2014!

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the finale runway show:

dulce alexandra fashion week san diego 2014
san diego fashion week 2014 runway
dulce alexandra fashion week san diego 2014
dulce alexandra fashion week san diego 2014

Hope you have a great day!

October 13, 2014


halloween costume ideas, disney halloween costume
A sneak peek at my Halloween Costume this year thanks to AMI for sending it over and for the $50 Giftcard Giveaway! Click here to see if you are the lucky winner and email me so I can get this right over to you. Please note all costume orders will need to be placed by October 17th in order to get it to you by Halloween! Don't delay!

I will have at least one more costume idea for you in the near future and also a makeup tutorial on my costume makeup so stay tuned.

Happy Monday!