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Do'in it Better in Denim

Posted by Alyssa Franco-Lozada on

 Lucky for us, Los Angeles is blessed with that not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather that makes getting dressed a breeze. But, those ocean winds and pesky bursts of A.C. keep us reaching for layers, even as summertime descends upon our fair city. Our go-to topper? The classic jean jacket, of course! It's a serious wardrobe workhorse that always looks effortless; whether it’s lending some edge to a girly look or adding structure to something whimsical.  But, to ensure the old faithful doesn’t just translate as, well, old — we enlisted three local bloggers to share their fresh takes on the classic fave. Trust, these blue-jean...

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Dress it Up, Dress it Down

Posted by Alyssa Franco-Lozada on

"It’s not a coincidence: Temperatures and the amount of time you spend updating your iCal are in sync. Like clockwork, once those heating lamps disappear from restaurant patios, every Angeleno knows it's time to put on their social-butterfly best. And, a jam-packed dance card begs the question, What does one wear during these long days?  Well, time and time again, we turn to the go-anywhere casual dress. Forget precious, silky numbers — those just won't cut it while lounging at an outdoor concert or cruising up PCH (with a road-side stop at Neptune’s Net, naturally!). From printed iterations to simplistic solids, here...

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Make a Statement

Posted by Alyssa Franco-Lozada on

 "It might have been oxblood...or maybe neon pink. Or, perhaps it was tangerine tango, seafoam green, orcerulean that really drove you out of the world of neutrals. Whatever hue it was, the power of a provocative color can't be denied. For instance, think about how discovering oxblood totally revolutionized the way you coordinated your work outfits, or how finding neons totally changed your accessorizing game.  Okay, sure, there was plenty of black, white, and brown on the most recent fall runways — but there was also a rainbow of color trends to get excited about. Ahead, nine new hues that are as good as oxblood...

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We Just Chill'en

Posted by Alyssa Franco-Lozada on

"Considering that our weekends are booked up with YOLO activities, Monday mornings can beckon that inevitable "oh, no" moment. And sometimes, those less-than-stellar consequences are so great that they linger well into the week. To borrow a hip-hop term — when we go H.A.M., our complexion, liver, and overall well-being are never pleased.  So, as a sincere apology to our bodies (and yours), we're recharging the L.A. way, with visits to some seriously serene spas, long walks around breathtaking botanical gardens, and indulgent herbal remedies (referring to hibiscus and chamomile variety, of course!). Go on — recharge, and prepare for...

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Picture Perfect

Posted by Alyssa Franco-Lozada on

I saw this article on Refinery 29 and had to share it with you guys. Because I am a blogger and take outfit pictures, I sometimes may try out what I think is a cute pose in my head, but it doesn't translate that way at all on camera. Whether you are a model or not, it is important to always be photogenic so you are always picture ready! Check out these tips!!!  "In front of a camera lens can be an intimidating place to be. We freeze up, are totally caught off guard, and sometimes, our inspired ensembles just...

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