24 February 2015


Hello loves! As you all may know, the month of February & March is fashion month, completed with shows on top of shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris! Can you say the sound of the words "fashion" and "show" put together is like music to your ears??

So for the past week, I've been trying to keep with NYFW ( + a little of London FW), and I have soOo many favorites!! It took me such a long time to narrow down my top picks of which looks I loved most, but here they are! 
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Emilia Wickstead
Neutral outfit completed with a minty-blue coat 

J. Mendel
Black maxi dress with lace, mesh, and fringe detailings

Marc Jacobs
Plaid school girl dress lined with tulle and finished off with leather elements

All plaid coat and pants

Dolce & Gabbana
Fringe and contrasting patterns

Dotted lace and floral embellishments

Stunning mesh and embroidery work

Rachel Antonoff
School girl overload with dress, pants, skirt, & overalls

Tom Ford
Ombre fur coat and leather pieces

Gossip Girl-esque outfit with sweater under an overall dress

Statement plaid coat lined with fur

Ulla Johnson
Fur coat and cut-out patterns

Neutral colors of open poncho lined, high-necked sweater, & brown pants

Carlos Campos
Menswear burgundy lined suit coat jacket 

Punk-rock jacket and patent oxfords

Lookout for another post about fashion month this week-- NYFW street style post!

Hope you guys were as excited as I was to see all the fabulous and incredible pieces that these big-time designers came up with for fall & winter this year! Maybe one day, I'll be one of those A-listers who's able to sit in the front row of the fashion shows (...a girl could only wish, haha!), but for now I'll only fantasize about it :~). 
Have a great rest of the week (2 1/2 more days until the weekend, guys!!)
Xo, Vanessa.

07 February 2015

january/ winter faves 2015

Hello lovely bloggers! It has been so long since I have posted and I'm sorry! I got caught up with finals and school and family stuff, but all that is going to calm down now (hopefully), hehe. Anyways, since I have been so caught up with everything and I've been feeling so stressed and tired lately, there are a few things that has gotten me through the winter/the month of January!

My beauty favorites include the LUSH Mask of Magnaminty and their Mint Julips lip scrub! The mask makes my face feel fresher and calmer than ever; I find it best to use it when I feel really stressed out or if I feel a breakout coming on. My 2 other favorites are both moisturizers. The Estee Lauder daywear moisturizer with SPF that I apply on in the morning and the Korean brand moisturizer, Sulwhasoo, that I apply on at night. My face gets extremely dry during the winter time, and so these 2 combined help combat the dryness of my skin. Also, if you are interested, I will be posting up a skin-care routine soon, so keep your eyes open for that!

My favorite makeup brands/products recently have been the Smashbox lipstick in the color primrose, the Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara and the Rouge Artist Natural N9 lipstick (both of which I got for free on my birthday), and the Covergirl Bombshell Intensity eyeliner (although I only bought it about a week ago, so far, I love it!!).

I have also been loving the Bath & Body Works Country Chic Chic Champagnard body cream and the Anthropologie Oasis Blossom candle!

Lastly, my fashion favorite is this FANTASTIC & FABULOUS cardigan I purchased from Sheinside. This literally saves me and keeps me warm from the brisk breeze in the California mornings. It can even act like a blanket (which I am guilty for sometimes).

What has been your winter/january favorite(s)? I hope you guys did well with your finals (whenever you took it), and kick 2nd semester of school in the arse! The other day, I received a signup for classes for Senior year, and I can't express just how I am excited for it!!!! Hopefully 2nd semester of Junior year will go by in a breeze. I hope you guys liked this post and are happy I'm back (a little more often, hopefully)! Make the most of your weekend!
 Xo, Vanessa.