San Diego! Here I come.

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Happy Labor Day! Put away those white jeans and sip on that last summer sunshine.Labor Day was always the unofficial last day of summer when we were growing up. Summer started on Memorial Day and ended on Labor Day. Speaking of Memorial Day, back in May, hubby and I took a trip out to San Diego during the Memorial Day break.

Having lived in Dallas for 3 years now, I miss having access to the beach. We either have to drive a few hours to Galveston (4 hours) or about 12 hours down to South Padra for a ‘decent’ beach.

The flight to San Diego was short and sweet. As soon as we stepped out of the airport, we were greeted by gloomy clouds that threatened to rain, but never did.

The more time we spent in SD, the more we realized how awful the drought in California was. The trees, shrubbery, and grass was gone. Coming from lush Dallas, where rain has been abundant this year, the comparison was stark and quite honestly shocking.


During our trip we went to La Jolla, Coronado, San Diego, and also drove up north towards LA and hit Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove.


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Summer Sales- H&M

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H&M is generally very affordable on a daily basis. But add in a clearance sale and you definitely get more bang for your buck! 
Keep in mind that sizes and stock might be limited so hurry up and place your order or check out the store!

hm sleeveless-blouse
Sleeveless Blouse $12 USD $17.95


Long Jersey Dress $15 USD $29.95


Long Shirt Dress $15 USD $34.95

This dress is perfect with a pair of leggings for the Taraweeh night prayers. It’s light, modest and trendy all at the same time. 

hm-wide-leg-jersey pants

Wide-leg Jersey Pants $15 USD $24.95
Glittery Pants $25 USD $39.95

So the pants might be a bit too shiny for some people, but you can totally pull them off for Eid-al-Fitr or any other formal occasion 😉 

Summer Sales- Zara

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School’s out and the summer heat is in! The time to update our wardrobes and when better to do it than now.

There are some amazing sales online right now. Here’s a few of the items I’m coveting from these sales. Let’s start with Zara.



Printed dress with oriental sleeves now 79.99 USD

Image 6 of PRINTED LONG TOP from Zara

Printed long top 29.99 USD

Printed top 35.99 USD

Image 1 of EMBROIDERED DRESS from Zara

Embroidered Dress $69.99 USD


Embroidered long kaftan 39.99 USD

Image 1 of FLARED DRESS from Zara

Flared Dress 17.99 USD

Work Week Wears: 6/26/2015

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floral top/ red& black
Outfit Details:

Floral Top – Forever 21 similar Sheer top

Pants – Topshop skinny jeans

Bag –Kate Spade leather handbag

Shoes – ALDO high heel shoes

Arm Candy- Anne Klein crystal jewelry

Scarf- local boutique


Jumpsuit & Floral
Outfit Details:

Floral Cardigan –Forever 21 full length slip

Jumpsuit – Jump suit

Shoes – Black high heel shoes

Arm Candy- Anne Klein crystal jewelry

Necklace- Bib statement necklace

Scarf- local boutique


Leopard in the Jungle
Outfit Details:

Top – H M button front top (on sale now!)

Pants-H&M black cotton pants

Shoes – Target similar here

Arm Candy- FOSSIL gold tone watch

Handbag- Michael Kors Hamilton

Scarf- HM

Thursday:Jungle Inspired

Outfit Details:

dress – H M long dress (on sale now!)

blazer- H M black jacket

Shoes – H&M black shoes

Arm Candy- FOSSIL gold tone watch

Necklace- Charlotte Russe gold jewelry

Belt –H M skinny belt

Scarf- HM


Lavender & Grey
Outfit Details:

dress – J Crew (old) similar Gray dress 

top- Clementine short sleeve tee

Jeans- Topshop high rise jeans

Shoes – boutique similar Valentino ballerina flat

Arm Candy- Marc by Marc Jacobs leather band watch

Necklace- Sweet deluxe silver necklace

Belt –H M skinny belt

Scarf- HM

Fashion: Spring into Summer

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Ah, Summer!  The time for lemonade, bbq, pool parties and summer trends has come. Grab yourself an iced coffee and keep your credit card handy. These looks will have your closet prepped and prime for all the summer festivals and block parties.

Let’s take a look at my favorite trends for Spring/Summer. We’ll go from 10 to 4 in this post and continue from 5 to my top trend in a following post.


10. Palazzo ( Wide Leg)  Pants

It’s light, airy and extremely comfortable. The current trend is a play off of the original 1970s trend. Palazzo pants flare out evenly from the waist to the ankle making them very comfortable and elegant. 

Celebrity Inspired: 

Get the Look: 

Nasty Gal The Fifth Fall in Love Palazzo Pants

Nasty Gal The Fifth Fall in Love Palazzo Pants

Nasty Gal The Fifth Fall in Love Palazzo Pants $26.40

Forever 21 Leaf Print Palazzo Pants

Forever 21 Leaf Print Palazzo Pants

Forever 21 Leaf Print Palazzo Pants $27.90

9. Monochrome 

This trends makes getting dressed in the morning surprisingly easy. If dressing in one color scheme is outside of your comfort zone, you might want to mix it up with different textures, materials and finishes. Add chunky heels, metallic accessories or even a bold lip!

Runway Inspired: 

Tendances mode printemps-été 2015 optique

From left to right: Givenchy, Anthony Vaccarello,Balmain

Celebrity Inspired: 


Get the Look:


asos Closet Tapered Jumpsuit With Contrast Obi Belt

asos Closet Tapered Jumpsuit With Contrast Obi Belt

HM Sleeveless Blouse

HM Sleeveless Blouse

HM Sleeveless Blouse $9.95

Forever 21 Colorblocked Shirt Dress

Forever 21 Colorblocked Shirt Dress $22.90

8.  Stripes

Whether it is horizontal, vertical, a mix of both or nautical, stripes are in this season! Wear them all together from head to toe, or with just one piece.

Celebrity Inspired:

INF - Victoria Beckham Looks For Real Estate For A Fashion Shop In Miami's Trendy Design District

Get the Look:

River Island Grey Stripe Sleeveless shirt

River Island Grey Stripe Sleeveless shirt $56.00

Multi-Stripe Pleated Skirt

Forever 21 Multi-Stripe Pleated Skirt

 Forever 21 Multi-Stripe Pleated Skirt $27.90

7. Khaki

Tendances mode printemps-été 2015 kaki

From left to right: Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren

Get the look:


HM Butterfly sleeve dress

H&M Butterfly sleeve dress $17.95

Image 1 of T-SHIRT WITH POCKETS from Zara


Zara T-shirt with Pocket $39.90


Cotton On Long Sleeve Cotton Shirt

Cotton On Long Sleeve Cotton Shirt $29.95


6. Floral

Runway Inspired:

Saint LaurentSubvert springtime

Get the Look:

BOOHOO kiera rose print maxi dress

BOOHOO kiera rose print maxi dress

Boohoo Kiera Rose Print Maxi Dress $35.00

Tildon Floral Print Swing dress

Tildon Floral Print Swing dress

Tildon Floral Print Swing dress $68.00