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When I traveled to San Antonio, I was reacquainted by the beauty of the city. The aged architecture and rich Hispanic art culture are what makes it unique from the rest of Texas! The striking colors and intricate details of the places I've seen during my trip inspired me to make another "How to Dress" series on some of the common trends and styles I've seen. Any of the pieces I post are available online when you click on the widget, so feel free to shop too! Whether you live in San Antonio or you're visiting for the first time, I hope my fashion picks make you feel right at home in the city.
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When I think of Fall fashion, I instantly envy everyone who lives up north. The idea of hiking in isolation, apple picking, staying inside a log cabin and smelling the fresh air of the mountain side makes me wish I lived anywhere besides the aggressively humid, sun-blinding, and crowded population of downtown Houston. Leave a comment below telling me what Fall weather is like in your city!
Although Texas has many charms, it's not particularly the "hot spot" Fall destination. With all the latest Fall collections arriving in stores, it's so hard to wear the latest Fall trends without feeling like you're burning yourself alive. Yet, I still desire to wear a cozy sweater, scarf, and some knee-length boots. Sue me.
With Thanksgiving around the corner (can't believe it's next week!), I wanted to style three everyday looks that can easily be layered- so it can cater to everyone's seasonal climate area. Even when I was shooting around the city, I can guarantee you that these outfits are Houston weather-approved! I will talk in depth about certain pieces of each outfit that were graciously given to me by Tobi and how to elevate them for a casually chic style. Keep reading for more outfit details!
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Happy Halloween! As you can see, I've gone all pink this year with my furry sidekick! Legally Blonde is one of the most popular chick flicks during the early 2000's, and I knew I wanted to recreate this look one day for Halloween:
It was something about the pink leather jacket, flashy sunglasses, and cute pup in this photo that made me wish I was Elle Woods when I was in first grade. Every Halloween, I always try to make a costume that reflects my year. Elle Woods, a fashion student who pursued attending Harvard Law, dropped everything for the guy of her dreams...only to find herself proving to others her capability to be a successful lawyer despite her colleagues (and now ex-boyfriend) believing otherwise. Although my life story isn't entirely aligned with the movie plot, the obstacles Elle Woods faced when she was building her career really spoke to me now that I'm an adult trying to overcome the ideal expectations from my past and embrace the new changes in my future.
And of course, with my new pet Rajah, I knew he was the Bruiser to my Elle! To me, this costume is a big statement for female empowerment! Plus, I also wanted to wear pink to showcase Breast Cancer Awareness Month, too. Continue reading on to learn how you can also create this Halloween look!
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October is here, so it's time to celebrate Halloween! Being labeled as the "DIY Queen of Halloween" from my friends for many years gives you a little indication of just how much I absolutely adore this holiday. The idea of transforming into someone else once a year makes me try to find new creative ways to DIY iconic costumes on a budget (if you want to see my Halloween costume last year, click this). Since I want to challenge myself in outdoing last year's costume, I knew I had to start a Halloween costume series this year, and what better way to celebrate early than by exploring the Big Apple: New York City.
If you ever watched Gossip Girl, then you'll completely understand why I chose to run around looking like a wannabe Blair Waldorf in NYC. To keep it short, the show consists of the best fashion outfits to have ever graced television, the most iconic scenes are taken at the most popular areas of the city, and anyone would wish to live the luxurious life of an Upper East Sider. When the television series was running, I remembered drooling over Blair and Serena's wardrobe each episode + wishing I would find a guy like Dan Humphrey. As I was recreating three different looks, I was surprised to find out how easy it was to style Gossip Girl-like outfits. Keep reading on to find out just how easy it is to achieve a stylish Gossip Girl Halloween costume.
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October has arrived! What a wonderful season to be in Texas! No matter how much I enjoy living in tank tops and shorts, I can't doubt my love for this month. I'm so excited to start wearing sweaters, booties, and cute scarves, but I know that it will take a while until Houston gets a cold front! Until then, I'm enjoying my time transitioning my summer pieces into Fall-appropriate styles.
Based on what I've seen in magazines, stores, and online sites, a HUGE trend to watch out for are "retro-chic" looks. Pieces that are popular this season are culottes, palazzo pants, bell sleeves, and flared hemming. I wanted to arise to the occasion when I found (probably one of the cutest) folded culottes! Read on to find out how I styled this comfy-chic Fall outfit...
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As New York Fashion Week ends, I can't help but think about how much this week has flown by in a blink of an eye! I have never been more excited, lost, crazy, sleep-deprived, inspired, and deeply grateful for a trip before. I still can't believe I attended my very first New York Fashion Week. It literally took a village for me to pull this trip together.
From the crazy weather happening in Houston a week beforehand to all the brands willing to provide me the best clothing, hair, and accessories to wear, I couldn't be more thankful for working with people who have stuck through this phenomenal experience with me. Special shout out to Zoe for assisting and photographing my experience last minute! I've been posting about my adventures in NYFW on myInstagram, but now, I'm finally happy to finally share with you all the glitz and glamour from the outfits I've worn while attending the fashion shows. This post is super lengthy- so be prepared to get the full details!
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As you may know, New York Fashion Week is this coming week and I am so excited to attend! This is the first time I will be going to fashion week and I can not tell you how much planning it takes to make this trip happen. One part of me is pinching myself that I've made it this far in my blog to be invited to designers' shows and the other part of me is freaking out because I have no clue what to expect. What I do know is that you don't necessarily have to be filthy rich and famous to attend.
From my personal research, many content creators who cover NYFW are already established in the fashion and media industry, so it seems impossible and unattainable for new bloggers to even consider attending. For me, I was deathly intimidated to reach out to PR firms and brands because I had no clue whether or not my blog views and social media following were worth it to request an RSVP. After months of planning, I learned that it can be an affordable and easy event to attend- as long as you know what to do. If you're interested in learning how I was able to afford attending NYFW, especially if you're going for the first time, you'll be surprised to find out how I managed to plan it all.
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Being safe and sound from Hurricane Harvey this weekend made me inspired to share a lookbook that's perfect for rainy days! Before I write my process of creating each look, I want to say that I am so inspired and in awe with my city and how strong we are through this difficult time. I'm so glad that my family and friends are safe from the storm, and I hope anyone who was affected from the Hurricane finds peace and recovery in time.
Everyone who reached out to me have been so sweet for thinking of me; please note that I am okay. As of writing this post, I still have electricity, internet, clean water, and zero property damages. The most tragic thing that happened was having 2 inches of water in the street...during the most violent hurricane episodes (nothing in comparison to what other people have been going through). With all the chaos happening in my city, I find that creativity has helped normalize my days, kept me sane from cabin fever, and uplifted my spirits.
When looking through my photos, I stumbled upon my photo shoot with Elvis, one of my favorite Houston photographers, back in April. Although it was months ago, I still remembered the drive going to Galveston and wishing it would rain that day so we could have a rainy photo shoot! It was a thrill standing close to the ocean waves and watching the sky change into a hue of gray. I've been waiting for the opportunity to feature this shoot on my blog with justice, so I hope you enjoy looking through the outfits in these photos.
When it comes to gloomy weather, it may bring you less motivation to dress well. However, I find that these are the moments when style is important. Finding inspiration in your closet to wear an outfit that makes you feel your best can make the world of a difference when you are going out on a rainy day or staying in with your family and friends. Read on about how I created some of my rainy day looks:
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Austin, TX's style is unlike any other in Texas. Every time I visit, I get a new sense of inspiration from their casual, boho, free-spirited vibe. When I was walking down 6th Street, I loved how experimental people are with their sense of style so much that I felt compelled to make an entire post about how to dress for the city. Although you can pretty much wear anything you want and get away with it in Austin, I came up with 5 different trends and pieces that any Austinite will approve.
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So happy to announce a new series in my blog, "How to Dress!" After having so many people comment and ask about what clothes and accessories I wear during my trips, I'm happy to share some fashion inspo and tips of how I travel in style. With the frequent amounts of trips I take, it's nearly impossible for me to own a grand closet and travel the world all the time, but I'm happy to inspire you in how to be resourceful with your own clothes and to make the most out of chic, affordable fashion.
There's no question about why people should travel to New Orleans. The culture, amazing food, and lively music is what attracts people to the city every day. When I traveled to New Orleans early July, I researched various areas and constantly checked the weather conditions in regards to the wardrobe I brought for my trip. Now, the weather was particularly questionable since I was worried about the rain throughout most of the trip. However, once I knew it was going to be sunny, I was really excited in preparing outfits. The city is constantly known for it's bright colored historic houses and mansions, so I ended up choosing summer outfits that fit the vibrant scenery of the city.
Hi there! My name is Ressa and I am a Filipino-American travel and style blogger with a heart for music.