August 18, 2016

The Perfect Fall Flats with Payless

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One thing I absolutely love doing for my blog is finding new locations to shoot at. My dress and these flats gave me pocahontas vibes so of course I scouted a woodsy area. These flats are so comfortable to wear and were perfect to walk around. I really like the soft soles and lace up details. Flats that go well with dresses and jeans are my favorites. These flats also come in black which I am seriously considering buying! Right now they're on sale for $24.99, originally $34.99! #paylessforstyle Now is the time to take advantage! I predict i'll be wearing these a lot come fall.


This post is in partnership with Payless Shoesource 




August 17, 2016

Summer Lovin'


This post is sponsored by thinkThin®

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Summer is finally here, and I'm ready to soak up all of the sun!

One thing we love doing during the summer is a staycation. As much as we love to travel, we find ourselves needing a vacation after our vacation. Traveling is exhausting, especially with a toddler. Sometimes it's nice to avoid the security lines at the airport and discover little gems in your own neighborhood. This is why my husband and I treat ourselves to 2 nights at a local hotel. It's really nice to sit back and have someone else make the beds, cook and wash the dishes!  Plus, we don't have to feel guilty about spending a ton of money.  It's a guilt-free vacation! 

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We love taking advantage of all of the wonderful amenities that cater to all of our needs.  My husband loves the rec room and gym, while I love lounging at the spa. Of course the three of us will come back together at our favorite spot:  the pool!

"I'll race you, mommy!!!"

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As I mentioned above, one of my favorite things about staycations is discovering new places in my own neighborhood, and I'm always amazed at all of the wonderful and beautiful hotels in our area. It's a great opportunity to become a tourist. My husband and I have found several favorite restaurants and date spots through staycations.

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Of course, the one thing I always pack with me on any staycation are my guilt-free thinkThin® Protein & Fiber bars. They're not only super yummy, but also loaded with nutrition.  They're a great snack to have in your bag when you're out discovering new places and playing tourists.  My favorite so far is the Chocolate Almond Brownie. With only 150 calories, it tastes good and keeps me satisfied!

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So tell me what your plans are this summer and if you're doing any staycations. Can't wait to read your thoughts!


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August 16, 2016

Trend Alert: Metallic Varsity Bomber

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bomber // cami / similar skirt // similar heels // back pack // sunnies // watch

One of the biggest fall trend I'm most excited about is the bomber jacket.. It was in every major designers runway collection and now it's hitting all of the mainstream retailers! I'll be honest and say that I've never been into bomber jackets because they look unfeminine but when you give me a varsity style and make it metallic, I'm on board!




August 15, 2016

Escape to NY with Vanity Fair

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A few weeks ago I went to NYC for a quick trip because I was invited to be apart of the Vanity Fair Ambassador program. Vanity Fair is a popular women's apparel company specializing in undergarments.
I, along with 6 other bloggers got the opportunity to learn more about the brand and the history of the company. It's amazing to me that this company has been around for almost 100 years! Isn't that crazy?! I am so excited to partner with them and over the next few months I'll be sharing more about the company and their collection! For today's post I thought it would be fun to give you a little glimpse of my trip and what I did.

I actually flew out a day early since I was flying in from the West Coast so I had a whole day to explore the City before meeting with the team for dinner. As most of you already know, I lived in NYC for 4 years for school so it was so wonderful to be back in my favorite city in the world!

Where I Stayed: Refinery Hotel

Where I Ate: Egg Shop, Rustic Table, Saxon + Parole

What I Saw: World Trade Center Station

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A warm welcome from the Vanity Fair Team.

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The ONLY "tourist attraction" I was interested in seeing was the new World Trade Center Station. I was living in NYC during 9/11 so it was important for me to visit. I literally sat on the stairs for about 20 minutes in complete silence just taking in the beauty that came from such a tragic event. If you're in town, I definitely recommend visiting.

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Our first official activity was dinner where I got to meet our Vanity Fair hosts. It was such a beautiful dinner filled with lots of encouraging and uplifting words. This truly was an inspiring group of women and the food was amazing!

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The next morning we headed to the Vanity Fair showroom where I had the chance to learn more about the products and all of the details and technology behind their bra design. I even got a sneak peak of the new collection. This experience totally made me look at bras differently! Vanity Fair puts so much thought into each bra and i'm so amazed at all of the innovative designs.

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Did you know that 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong sized bra?
I got fitted and surprisingly, I was already wearing the correct size! #ididsomethingright - Girls, these bras are so comfortable, I can't wait to share more about them in my upcoming post!

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Next, I was off to People Magazine for a gorgeous lunch and a mini session where I got to style my own flay lay with photographer, Rachel Brenneck. After photographing my flat lay I was off to the airport to return home.

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top // skirt // mules

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bag // camera // hat // bra // sunnies // lipgloss

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top // shorts // blazer

Overall this short trip was fun and informative and I'm so lucky to have met such an awesome group of women. I can't wait to talk more about Vanity Fair's amazing products and their partnership with 'Dress for Success'. I'll just end with a quote from their website.

"Here's to the women who dream, inspire, encourage and persevere. Here's to the women who do."
#womenwhodo



this post is in partnership with Vanity Fair

August 10, 2016

Denim Days with Old Navy

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I'll be honest with you. I love wearing jeans but I always struggle with finding a pair that not only fits well and is comfortable, but looks good. Let's face it, not all of us are size zero models with long legs. I'm your average chubby asian girl with hips and thighs which is why I was so excited to partner with Old Navy to share about their denim collection. My absolutely FAVORITE line has to be the Rockstars. Have you tried them on? It's like slipping into your most comfortable yoga pants! They're that great!

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I'm wearing the 'Mid-Rise Rockstar Skinny Jeans' and Rylie is wearing the 'Medium Wash Skinny Jeans'. My Rockstars are so stretchy and comfortable! As a mom, I have to dress practically but as a blogger I want to look nice and presentable. These jeans are the best middle ground because they not only feel like your favorite pair of yoga pants but they look great. I love the minimal distressing and the slight fade in color. The mid-rise gives just enough support and won't show your under garments when bending over or squating down (which I'm always doing with my daughter).

simply x classic style tip: If your jeans are a tad long on you, try scrunching and pulling up letting it bunch around your knee area. The scrunching in the knee area will look natural and you'll save money on alterations!

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These white jeans are the 'Mid-Rise Distressed Denim'. First of all, I find that shopping for white denim is extremely difficult because the material is either too thick and stiff or paper thin and see through. I have searched high and low and this pair is by far the best on the market today! These jeans are just perfect in thickness and they are super soft! I hate that a lot of white jeans I try on have pocket lining that you can see from the outside. Old Navy has made their white jeans pocket lining nude which I really really appreciate!!

simply x classic style tip: Try pairing your distressed denim with floral and heels for a feminine touch.


This post is in partnership with Old Navy