Matchy Matchy: Black and White

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

 Top- JUNIEblake c/o | Skirt- JUNIEblake c/o | Heels- Nine West | Bag- Tory Burch | Necklace- Forward Fashionista c/o |
So you thought life was hard...and then from the heavens a beautiful print that is so easy to wear. (Haha, but seriously how cute is this matching print!?) Sometimes match matchy outfits just make sense- No fuss. Same colors, same print... yes! I like when getting dressed is easy... less thinking... umm yes I like that. I am completely obsessed with the combo... I mean can you ever go wrong with black and white?   
If you haven't checked out JUNIEblake, you really must stop, drop, and roll on over there- Now! I love their modest fashion forward clothing, it just makes sense for my everyday. Modest clothing is multi-functional... it can be worn to work, dressed up to go out, or worn with layers for a casual look.
JUNIEblake is so awesome, that they are offering my readers a 10% off discount. Use code  <SOTO245678> at check... and treat your self!!
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Mermaid Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's that time of year again. When leaves start to change color and slowly start to fall. When days blur into short memories of holiday plans. When the air is filled with smells of delicious food. And all you feel is anticipation for all the beautiful festivities to come...
This month has been the beginning of my favorite time of year... the holidays. And it culminates with my favorite Holiday. Halloween is like the first kickoff of a football game- it sets all the excitement in motion.
I particularly love all the creativity that comes along with planning for this day. I almost always make my costume, I just love to have my own unique version of a typical character.

This year I am teaming up with Shabby Apple to share a simple way to create a costume by getting a little creative. When I saw this skirt I instantly thought fish scales... so mermaid was obviously going to be my calling. To make the costume more "mermaid-y" I made a DIY headband (because let's be honest... what's a mermaid without seashells). The headband was a fun project my sister and I created a couple days ago. We glued shells on a mesh fabric, added pearls, rhinestones, topped it off with  a glitter top coat and set the headpiece on a stretchy headband. And Viola! Halloween Ready-To-Wear!

Are you dressing up this year?!



Skirt- Shabby Apple c/o
Flats- Jeffrey Campbell via Nordstrom Rack
Headpiece - DIY
Happy Halloween everyone! Be safe and have lots of fun!!

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Chambray Love

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top- Loft (on Sale!) | Pants- old, similar here, love these | Heels- Shoe Dazzle | Necklace- Purple Peridot c/o | Watch- Michael Kors | Bag- Rebecca Minkoff |
Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited it finally the feakin' weekend!!
I am so excited the holiday season is upon us! I love the feeling of the holidays...I love decorating, baking, and enjoying all the little things that come with the holiday season. This year I am determined to make the most of it, so I plan on taking advantage of all things holiday. So this weekend I will be peeping for Halloween: making pumpkin pie, costume shopping, and watching Halloween-y movies. TGIF!
Today I am sharing a look that has one of my latest obsessions- this tiny heart print Chambrays. Chambrays tops are a must in everyone's closet, they are my absolute favorite! Denim in general is so effortless to wear. It pretty much goes with everything! As of lately, I have really gravitated towed the Chambrays tops, tops with trim, different washes, or some with prints (like this one). Since it is still relatively warm in SoCal I like that Chambrays tops can be the perfect transitional piece for Fall weather. The past few days have cooled down some, so I was able to wear my leather Skinnies and this top. I can't wait, however, to wear this under sweaters and to finally be able to layer layer layer!


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Everyday Pink

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Top-Velvet Heart c/o | Jeans - Paige Denim  | Flats- DV by Dolce Vita (old, similar here) | Necklace- Bip and Bop c/o | Bracelets- Itchelita Jewelry c/o | Watch- Michael Kors |
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today I am sharing my everyday go-to look. When I am running from one place to another I like to be comfortable. So ripped jeans and a comfy top is the perfect combo for me.This outfit is really how I look most days, I wear lots of color and carry a large tote to carry all my junk to get me through the day.
 I am particularly in love with this top because of the beautiful dusty pink color. This shade of pink is the perfect transition from summer brights to warm fall tones! The dusty color is almost like a neutral pink ( if that can even be possible, pink as a neutral?). I have worn this shirt so much since I have gotten it, I think its appropriate for everything! Call me crazy but to make it work appropriate I paired it with a black pencil skirt and black flats.... and bamm! From day to work in 2.5 seconds!


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Lisi Lerch Giveaway

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Top-Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack | Jeans-old (similar here) | Shoes- Franco Sarto via Nordstrom Rack | Earings- Lisi Lerch c/o |  Necklace- Bip and Bop c/o | Watch- Michael Kors | Bag- Rebecca Minkoff |

It's Hump Dayyyyy!
And to help you get through the week there is an amazing giveaway happening now...
Today I am teaming up with some Fabulous SoCal Bloggers and Lisi Lerch to giveaway a pair of these 'Kate' earings (in the color of your choice)! && a $100 gift card to Lisa Lerch (to pick anything else your heart desires ). Lisi Lerch has the most amazing beaded jewelry. So trust me- it will be hard to narrow down your options! So good! Keep reading below to find out how to enter...
As of lately, I have been crushing on the color orange... its the perfect shade for Fall. And, it matches all the pretty holiday things (pumpkins, fall leaves, candy, sunsets etc). This color just warms my heart! Luckily for me, I now have these gorgeous earrings in the pretties shade of orange and they match my new orange flats (that I scored for such a great deal)! A little match matchy never hurt no body!?

To enter the Lisi Lerch Giveaway follow the Rafflecopter below ! And make sure to check out how these fabulous ladies styled their pair!
XO Christine Marie | STYLE Chocolate Chip | Month of Diamonds

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Weekend Wear: Overalls

Saturday, September 27, 2014

 Top- Forever21 (old, similar here ) | Overalls- Articles of Society c/o | Sandals - Nasty Gal ( similar here ) | Necklace- Express ( similar here ) | Bracelet-Itchelita Jewelry c/o | Watch- Michael Kors | Sunniest- Forever21 |
Happy weekend everyone!
Overalls are trend that keeps growing on me more and more. I love how effortless and how comfy they are! I particular love this pair from Articles of Society because if the simple design and the cut. A good pair of overalls is hard to find... some designs out there just have too much going on. But you can never go wrong with a slim pant leg and dark wash- perfection!
Overalls are also my favorite for transitioning into Fall. I love they way they look with loose tops or crops tops (or crop sweaters in this look). I also think they look very chic with a huge scarf and boots... and a cup of hot chocolate in hand! Cali days are still relatively warm but as soon as the temperatures cool I plan to wear these with some Fall layers to a pumpkin patch... or something of that nature (seasonal stuff).  #newseason #lettheholidaysbegin


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Polka Dots: Shabby Apple Matilda Skirt

Thursday, September 25, 2014

 Top- Bloom (similar here, also love this ) |Skirt- Shabby Apple c/o | Bag- H&M | Hat- Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack (similar here ) | Bracelet- SoCal Gems c/o | Watch- Michael Kors | Necklace- Itchelita Jewelry c/o |
Hi everyone ! Today I am teaming up with Shabby Apple to share one of the cutest skirts I have ever come across. Wearing this skirt is pure magic, it's the feeling of wearing a bold print in such a feminine silhouette... bliss. It's just so darn cute and fun to walk in! I have eyeing of this skirt for quite some now... I mean aren't these polka dots just dreamy!
Shabby apple was founded in 2006 with the goal to empower women through their clothing. They also help women worldwide through charity and empower women in the local workplace.Their clothing is a reflection of their core beliefs, that woman should feel beautiful and confident. The clothes itself is just darling, their clothes is meant to evoke the style and class of ages past which is brought in line with today's style. I personally love the vintage feeling of their clothing, it is an effortless feminine.
You should definitely check out their new collection... which is nothing short of fabulous!

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