Hola familia! You read right. MAC has announced that MAC Selena will be relaunching! Fans can make purchases online starting 12/28 and in store in 12/29. There was a lot of frustration for fans who were not able to get their hands on this collections. Thankfully, MAC is limiting customers to be able to purchase on 2 of any particular item. Hopefully this will help eliminate Ebay and Amazon trolls. MAC specified that all items will be available except for the Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black (bummer).

I was able to get my hands on this collection when it was released earlier in the fall and it is incredible. I do recommend that  you get MAC’s eyeshadow primer to get the most of the eyeshadows from this collection. You can read more details about each piece here. If you are serious about getting your hands on this collection in store, be sure to call your local MAC, Macy’s, Belk, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, Hudson’s Bay Company, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue to get specifics are to when the collection is available. I had a wonderful experience with my local Macy’s as to when the collection was in.

Have questions about the collection? Any comments? Let me know!






Top: Kohls in XS | Skirt (OLD) ; Similar here



Top: Kohls || Boots: Bloomingdales ; also available here || Purse: Target 


Off the shoulder tops and dresses have been my go to trend this year. This trend looks great on women of all shapes and sizes. While I may have a petite frame, I have been able to find off the shoulder tops and dresses great for all occasions. I truly hope this is a trend that continues to grace stores in 2017.

The rock and republic off the shoulder top featured in this post is so much fun to wear! The bold lace front looks great with a skirt (as shown) or casually with a pair of your favorite jeans. This top fits so well and is loose in all the right places. Needless to say, if you decide to indulge this holiday season, you can hide a full belly. 😉

All winter long, I have been looking for a pair of knee high boots that compliment my small frame. These black suede boots by Kendall and Kylie are so comfortable! I can honestly say that I have been able to walk in these boots for hours and not be in any pain. My foot is wide, so 6.5 worked well. I did also try these boots in a size 7 with inserts from Aldo.

Tis the season to add sparkle to your look. I decided to add a gold cross body bag to for this look. If you are not someone who likes gold, this bag also comes in silver. What is your favorite trend from 2016? What was your least favorite? Be sure to leave me a comment below!


Happy holidays! I love this time of year because there is never a shortage of glitz and glamour. I love to wear dresses this time of year but let’s face it – baby, it’s cold outside! 😉 As such, it was hard to resist getting a pair of sequin leggings. I am definitely going to be using these bad boys for holiday parties and New Years Eve festivities.

I chose to pair my leggings with an embellished top. A velvet blazer adds a chic, festive look that you can use all year long. If you prefer to have a blazer that is shorter in length,  you can get one here. Add your favorite statement earrings and ankle boots to complete your look and you will be on your way. What are your favorite pieces that you are going to be using this holiday season? Feel free to leave me a comment below!


Blazer: Target in S ; shorter blazer here & here || Leggings: Express in XS ; similar here & here || Top: Banana Republic in XS ; similar with bow here & sleeveless option here







Dress: Calvin Klein | Clutch: INC in black | Bracelet: Boho Betty | Lipstick: Stila in beso

Welcome December! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. There is nothing I love more than adding sparkle to my look during the holidays. The black sparkle dress I am wearing is by Calvin Klein. The dress has sparkle to it without the worry of having glitter transferred off.


Black is chic color. That is why I love to pair black with gold accents. The clutch featured in these images is by INC. It is the perfect size to take to a holiday party as it has enough room to carry your phone and keys.

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When comes to dressing up for the holidays, I am a firm believer of makeup that stands out. You truly can never go wrong with a bold red lip color (mine is Beso by Stila). I used liquid eyeliner to draw out my dramatic eyeliner (mine is by LORAC. I also love a liner by Kat Von D).



Thank you for reading! xoxo.

Noticeably from my previous blog posts, I have a huge love affair with LC Lauren Conrad’s pieces from Kohls. Who can resist floral prints and feminine details?! I can’t anyway. During a recent shopping trip to Kohls, I discovered the latest Disney collection that Lauren Conrad designed: Snow White. I find it slightly amusing that my dark hair is very light in lue of this collection. Se la vie, right?


Dress: LC Lauren Conrad in 2 | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad in Wine | Lipstick: LORAC liquid lipsticklipstick in Berry Red




Photographer: Belkin Images


Photographer: Belkin Images


Photographer: Belkin Images

The dress that I am wearing is the Snow White Tulle Fit and Flare dress. The color that I am wearing is in critter peach. The dress is very light. My favorite part of this piece is the illusion of a sweetheart neckline. The black sash on this peach dress is a nice contrast that truly puts the look together.  I usually avoid dresses that are sleeveless because I am very subconscious of exposing my arms (don’t judge now. We all have areas of our body that we are not thrilled with haha). Thankfully, this is a piece that I feel completely comfortable with. When ordering this dress, keep in mind that it is true to its size. I am wearing this piece in a size 2.

This particular dress also comes in four other color options. Two of them are floral patterns. The last two designs are solid colors with flat sequins added to the dress’ pattern. Nonetheless, this dress is certainly going to be a great pick for any important upcoming events. I was able to wear this dress to work by throwing on a crop black cardigan for a polished look.

This piece is very delicate. Since it is made out of polyester, be sure to hand wash this piece. After it is washed, lie it flat. Exposing polyester pieces to heat can destroy the fabric.  All in all, this is a dress that is sure to please! Have you had a chance to try on some pieces from this collection? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know! Don’t forget to enter my MAC Selena Giveaway-it ends in a few days!


Thanks again to Belkin Images for sponsoring this post! <3


I was literally just in Long Branch yesterday and it was seventy degrees! I cannot believe that there is snow on the ground today here in the east coast. Nonetheless, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I know finding the right outfit for the occasion can be tricky. I for one, love to indulge (I mean really, who can pass down stuffing and pumpkin pie!?). That is why I found a look that is chic and hit a full belly. 😉


Blouse: Banana Republic in SP | Vest: Banana Republic in S | Jeans: Levi’s in 3/26


Blouse: Banana Republic | Hat: H&M | Vest: Banana Republic


Even though it was seventy degrees outside, when you are by the by ocean it can get really cold. I figured that pairing a bell sleeve blouse, vest and jeans would be a great to walk on the beach in. One of my favorite trends of the year is the return of bell sleeve blouses. This pink multi print blouse is so darling! I am not usually one to wear pink but this print was too pretty to resist (plus, I love wearing white all year round). The blouse hits right at your hip so you can wear it tucked in or as it is. The top is made out of polyester so it is machine washable. This is sure a fun top to wear because it pair great with a skirt or jeans.




I chose to pair my bell sleeve blouse with a quilted vest. This is a great look for Thanksgiving as you can ensure you will be warm bringing in Thanksgiving dishes. Since the vest is quilted, it will hug your frame nicely. I purchased this piece in store in regular XS. It also comes in petite sizes! While this vest is made out polyester, it should be dry cleaned. I absolutely love how light this piece is. If there is one thing I cannot stand about layers, is feeling like I am being swallowed by my pieces. The cable knit hat that I am wearing is from H&M and it comes in two other colors!

November is almost over. That means you only have a few days left to enter my MAC Selena giveaway. Be sure to enter – you might just be the winner! 😉