7/30/14

Stripes and Spikes

LE TOTE Sanctuary Jacket

Pink Statement Necklace

Striped Moto Jacket and Jeans

Rose Gold Watch

Striped Moto Jacket

Pink Spiked Adina Sam Edelman Loafers

LE TOTE Review
Striped Zip Front Moto Jacket Sanctuary c/o LE TOTE (On sale here), Pink Statement Necklace Forever 21 (similar here), Skinny Jeans 7 For All Mankind (similar here), Pink Spiked Adina Loafers Sam Edelman (here), Black Legacy Satchel JUSTFAB (here), Rose Gold Watch Marc by Marc Jacobs (here)  
I've been trying out LE TOTE again as part of a collaboration and so far I ave been really impressed my first box. If you aren't familiar, LE TOTE is a clothing and jewelry subscription service where for $49 a month, you get to try 3 pieces of clothing and 2 pieces of jewelry. They also have just a jewelry box, where you get 3 pieces of jewelry for $19. There is no limit to the number of boxes you get per month, but you do have to return a box before you get your next one. You can purchase an item you love by keeping it and sending back the rest, and they'll process the payment with the card on file. You can like a number of items as potential items to be sent to you, and also fill out a style quiz so your stylist knows what to send you.

 I feel like my stylist was on point with this jacket. I love the stripes and at first glance I thought it had a lot of structure. It has the edge of a classic moto jacket, but it is soft and comfortable like a hoodie. I mixed the navy up with some light pink accents to soften up the look slightly (despite the spikes on the loafers.) This piece was very fun and I would have loved to have it for a 4th of July outfit as well. Luckily, I can always request for an item to be resent to me. You can buy items you try at a discount from LE TOTE, but right now the jacket is currently on sale at Bloomingdale's. I'd grab the jacket and sign up for LE TOTE to discover and try other on trend items.

Hope you are having a great week so far and until next time,

7/28/14

Lace Shorts

LE TOTE Outfit

Olive & Oak Lace Shorts

Denim Jacket and Lace Shorts

Denim Jacket and LE TOTE Necklace

LE TOTE Weekend Look


Black, White and Denim
Denim Jacket Heritage 1981 (similar here), White Cut-Out Shoulder Top Alice + Olivia (Similar here), Black lace Shorts Olive & Oak rented c/o LE TOTE (similar here), Spiked Gold Chain Necklace rented c/o LE TOTE,Gold Flats Christian Louboutin, Black Legacy Handbag JUSTFAB!(here), Le Rouge Carmin Escape 306 Givenchy (here)
Hello Monday!

I had a spontaneous, fun weekend that I feel went by a little too fast. I went to the movies on Friday night with Armando to watch The Fluffy Movie, and we were dying from laughter. I love to listen to comedians on Pandora, and Gabriel Iglesias is one of my favorites because he keeps his comedy real.

The kick-off rally for Mini Takes the States 2014 was also this weekend on Saturday in San Francisco and Armando wanted to attend at the last minute. He owns and loves his Mini Cooper S Clubman, and I think it is such a fun car. We registered and had a blast at the rally kick-off party. We decided to attend the first leg of the coast-to-coast road trip by traveling to Sacramento. We woke up and headed to Golden Gate Field where there were hundreds of Mini Coopers parked in straight lines. I shared a few of snaps from the yesterday on Instagram, and even saw Tony Hawk jump over a few moving Mini Coopers before heading out.We went through the winding roads of Napa and at one point there were about 20 Mini Coopers in a row.

After we made our pit stop in Sacremento and were heading back, Armando was very excited and decided we'll be participating in two years when they do this again. Everyone was very friendly and I can't wait to to head out on the next road trip and see more of the country. 

Speaking of road trips, this outfit would be perfect for one. It was hot going through Napa/Sacramento, and it would have been great had I worn some shorts and chiffon blouse. The shorts and necklace are borrowed courtesy of LE TOTE from my first box. It seems I am not the only blogger in the Bay Area that has recently rocked a pair of black lace shorts. I love how similar black shorts were styled by +Bethann Wagner of BethAnimalPrint and +Carlina Harris of Allergic to Vanilla. Both looks would be perfect for a road trip and are easy to dress up with a classic black bag.

Hope you enjoyed some sun this last weekend and until next time,

7/20/14

Getting Intimate with ThirdLove


ThirdLove Review


ThirdLove Lace Lingerie

Lace Balconet and Bikini

This post was sponsored by ThirdLove. All opinions expressed are my own.

When I blog about clothes, I focus on what is on the outside. I don’t talk about underwear; much less share it on my blog. This post is going to be slightly revealing (ha!), but I do own a lot of underwear and find it to be as addicting as shopping for clothes. This is not at all surprising since the first part of getting ready in the morning for me is selecting my underwear and I am probably not alone in believing it sets the foundation for the rest one’s outfit.  

I will admit that most, if not all, of my panties are from Victoria’s Secret. I grew up buying from American Eagle, Target and at one point from Macy’s, but I developed my mom’s custom of shopping at Victoria’s Secret for bras and panties, especially during their Semi-Annual Sale. So of course, when I discovered ThirdLove a couple of weeks ago, I was a little skeptical from buying underwear there at first. My introduction to them was at a party hosted by LE TOTE and one of ThirdLove’s Reps showed me how to make a rose with one of their panties. I downloaded the app, and began browsing their items and I was blown away with how cute their items were!

It had been awhile since I had a fitting, so before I started throwing things into my cart, I decided to use the app to help me measure myself. I wore a non-padded bra and a camisole over it before I proceeded to take some photos to help me measure my bust. My apartment does not have great mirrors, so I had Armando move our $5 target mirror to the kitchen since that is where we have the best light, and had him hold the mirror while I took my photos. (I initially tried having him take my photos, but I found this to be extremely challenging - for once I had to take my own photos!) It was very comical at first listening to the instructions, but I was really surprised at the end with how accurate the measuring feature of the app was! The site offers 1/2 cup sizes, which was another reason I wanted to measure myself in case I fell into one of those.

Once I confirmed my size, I proceeded to shop through the app. It was a struggle picking out one bra since you could customize the color of the trim of most of their styles, but I stuck to my choice of this ivory lace balconet bra and matching lace bikini. Both pieces are unlike anything I currently owned, and I liked how dainty they looked. I always pick black, so I was a little daring going with the ivory set.The description on the app also sold me convincing me every woman needs to own french-style lace bra and although I liked the ivory lace with the black trim, I couldn't resist the all ivory lace.  

The items arrived in a white box,  individually wrapped in plastic bags, and with blue tissue paper and a dust bag. I would prefer each item not being wrapped in plastic from a sustainable point of view. I tried on the set and loved how soft the material felt. I felt the bra could also do its job of providing support despite looking delicate. I definitely was impressed with the quality. Their price point is pretty comparable to department stores with the balconet bra running at $64 and these panties being $25. Other bras from ThirdLove start at $45 while panties start at $10. Signing up for email updates also provides discount codes good for a weekend on a certain collection.  Overall, my experience shopping on the app was great and I am looking into trying out on of their t-shirt bras for everyday use.

You can shop ThirdLove lingerie through their website or by downloading the app. Signing up gives you $10 for your first purchase, but you can get $20 on your first bra purchase if you use my referral link here.

Thanks for checking out my review and until next time,

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This post was sponsored by ThirdLove. All opinions expressed are my own.