Sailing Into The Weekend

Yay! Summer is finally here! To celebrate the official first weekend of summer, here are some super cute nautical inspired rompers for your viewing pleasure. They're so cute and versatile and can be worn while rollerblading on the beach boardwalk, pigging out at backyard bbqs or sailing into the summer sunset!

Spring Sale Season

Shopping keeps me sane. Sales keep me happy!

Neiman Marcus's CUSP, in-store and online!

Chloe Spring Private Sale, in-store only

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for Women and Kids, in-store and online


I'm a complete girly girl so when it comes to bathing suits, I'm always on the lookout for feminine silhouettes and fabrics. After all, there's no reason to compromise one's style aesthetics when in the water! Here are some of my favorite bathing suits for the summer:

Victoria's Secret Eyelet Bandeau

SIYU Floral Bikini

JCrew Waterlilly Ruffle Bikini

ASOS Seafolly Covent Garden Ruffle Slide Triangle Bikini

Here's to a wet and wild summer!

Aloe Vera-The Superdrink

By now, we've all heard of the term "super fruit." In recent years, pomegranates, goji berries, acai berries and mangosteen have flooded the health food channels, touted and marketed as magical foods with the ability to pretty much cure any and all ailments, including the ability to restore youth. But what about super drinks?

For as long as I can remember my family has firmly believed in the health and healing properties of aloe vera and we've religiously used it on all surface wounds, big and small. If we could ingest it in its plant form, we definitely would. But since that's not possible, we've settled for the next best thing-drinking its juice (always buy aloe vera juice that's 100% natural with no additives or added sugars). I usually do not drink any liquids other than water but I am definitely willing to make an exception for a super drink. Plus, you only need to drink 2-4 ounces a day to take full advantage of its health benefits.

Here are some of the health benefits of aloe vera juice:

-It can help boost the immune system.

-It also has anti inflammatory properties that can help alleviate inflammation, skin irritation, burns and wounds.

-It has a natural laxative effect, as a result, aloe vera juice is widely used to help relieve constipation.

-It is a common remedy for acid reflux symptoms, such as stomachaches and heartburn. 

-It's also one of the best detox foods you can ingest. Besides helping with acid reflux, it also helps improve digestion and cleanse your colon.

Here's drinking to your health!

A Different Kind of Rainbow

These Ego and Greed flatforms are so fun and perfect for color blocking this summer. The color selection is absolutely amazing! And at $89.95 a pair, why limit yourself to just one? Available at

Bridal Waves

Although it's only Wednesday, I'm already looking forward to the weekend as I will be a bridesmaid in one of my best friend's wedding on Sunday! Although the wedding ceremony is in the afternoon, the traditional Chinese tea ceremony will take place at 9am. This means I won't be able to get my hair done at the salon (boo!) and will need to tackle it on my own, and most likely while still half asleep. I'm clumsy, completely ungraceful and utterly impatient when using hair styling tools so I'm going to rely on foamy hair rollers to save my hair. I plan on setting it with the rollers the night before, and hopefully the rollers will transform my hair into mermaid-like waves a mere 8 hours later.

Honestly, my one hair goal in life is to have Lauren Conrad waves! Will the Goody Summer Waves Rollers get me to my hair goal? Stay tuned...

The Convergence of High/Low Fashion


Custom Hermes Vans

Jimmy Choo Uggs

Buy or Bye? The Green Pleated Maxi Skirt

This skirt has been in and out of my shopping cart like Lindsay Lohan and rehab. I've definitely fallen in love with the pleated maxi skirt trend but I don't really know if I need another one to add to my ever growing collection. Especially when it's such a bold color as I fear it may only make a handful of appearances outside of my closet. What do you think? Is this skirt versatile enough to be a Buy. Or should I say Bye? Important tidbit-it's only $36!

Cynthia Vincent Sample Sale

I posted about this sample sale yesterday but the post mysteriously disappeared! Thankfully, you still have a few hours check it out today. But hurry! Because it's a dog eat dog world when it comes awesome sample sales 

12th Street by Cynthia Vincent sample sale: TODAY,10am to 4:30pm. Never been? 860 S. Los Angeles Street, #422 

LA, the Unique

Don't know what to get Mom for Mother's Day? Go to Unique LA this weekend to get inspired! This is the largest independent design show in the country, as attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 300 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support LA’s economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast! Over 95% of the products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA!

On top of shopping the wide variety of offerings, the event boasts many exciting fun amenities, including free workshops, a hosted bar, free drinks, giveaways, an eco lounge, and two cafes featuring some of LA’s best restaurants and gourmet food trucks.

When: May 7th + 8th, 2011 (11am – 6pm both days)
Where: California Market Center’s Penthouse (110 E 9th St, Los Angeles)
Cost: $10 at the door or in advance (kids 12 and under are free) 

Reaching For Valentino-Red Valentino Spring 2011 Collection

For me, Valentino has always been one of the unreachables--a red carpet haute couture house that hovers above the reach of mere mortals. However, the launch of the Red Valentino line has enabled the descent of Valentino into the realm of civilian fashionistas like myself.

I love Red Valentino's Spring 2011 Collection. The pieces take the notion of youthful elegance to a Valentino level. Here are some of my favorites.

Prices are in the $300-$1,000 range.

Quaint San Juan

Last weekend, I took a relaxing trip down the SoCal coast to San Diego. On the way there, we made a pit stop at San Juan Capistrano, a charming and adorable town just south of Orange County. Cute cafes and shops lined the pebbled road that ran parallel to the train tracks. Time stood still during the hour I was there as I fully basked in the sweetness of my surroundings. Everyone around us looked so relaxed, enjoying the warm weather and in no hurry to go anywhere. It's comforting to know that such a quaint and picturesque place exists so close to home.

If you ever need to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, I'd recommend a day or weekend trip to San Juan Capistrano or its equivalent in your area. Relaxation is calling!

James Perse nude tank top
Queen's Wardrobe chiffon blouse with layered back detailing
H&M skirt 
Urban Outfitters hat
Urband Outfitters skimmers
vintage necklace