Summer Blues

I have so many ideas brewing in my head and an ever-growing to-do list of all the things I have to execute in the month of August. First priority is to find another full-time job so if you know of any agencies or positions hiring for Marketing, administrative work, or social media, let me know in the comments below!

I have a special project launching soon as well… All I can say is that there’s no definite deadline on when it’ll launch but it’s a dream of mine that is so close and within my grasp. And I am so excited to finally make it happen.

Blue is my favorite color (aside from red and gold). It’s such a versatile color that I tend to wear a lot more than red and gold, which are obviously flashy and don’t pair well with everything. Blue literally pairs with anything.

This striped blue button-up is actually one of my favorite shirts in my closet. Sadly, it got stained and I’ll have to find a similar top because I absolutely love this and used to wear it all the time. I paired this shirt with my flared denim skirt from Zara, reminiscent of a pleated schoolgirl skirt. One of my favorite denim skirts in my closet as well. I paired a lot of favorites for this particular look.

I kept the accessories pretty understated and chose to go with rich browns, neutrals, and golds. I’m so in love with this gorgeous JORD watch. The Frankie watch is oversized, beautifully crafted, and definitely a statement piece but still very minimalist. I love the zebrawood material and the gold details on this watch! I don’t wear it too often because I’m scared that the dry weather in Vegas would make the wood crack and I always take proper care of this particular watch. The case is absolutely gorgeous too. Check out JORD Watches’ most recent feature of me on their Instagram in my favorite Frankie here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxj6rumAXyH/

I’m very simple when it comes to my jewelry. I prefer delicate, gold pieces instead of statement jewelry. The shorter necklace is from Anthropologie and the lariat is from this incredible Etsy shop called Shop Evren.

Of course my makeup is very simple as well. You all have probably noticed that I pretty much wear the same look for every shoot and every event, every appearance… Because that’s all I know as far as makeup goes. I gravitate towards peachy nudes for the lips or bright orange reds. I prefer bronzer over blush and tons of highlight. I usually keep the eyes very nude or bronze with eyeliner and mascara, and that’s it. No cut-creases, no smokey eyes (unless I’m getting it done). I simply don’t have the time to sit at my vanity and put on a full face or experiment with makeup. I’m almost always on-the-go so I tend to stick to this quick 5-minute look.

Did you notice my new tattoo? Just kidding! Inkbox is a company I collaborated with in the past and I love them! It’s a way for me to experiment with tattoos and designs before actually committing to one. I’m still pretty scared of getting one but Inkbox’s temporary tattoos give me the freedom to explore. I chose the Yu Yi tattoo which features two and a half hearts to symbolize lives in games. I thought it was super cute and reflected my often-hidden nerdy gamer self. Unfortunately, the Yu Yi tattoo is no longer available online but you can make your own custom designs and also do freehand ink if you like!

Here’s a photo of me acting like I’m not just about to get run over. I love walking shots but they are so hard to execute! Usually, I try to cross three to four times and I have to be conscious of my facial expression, my posture, that I elongate my legs, point my toes and give my skinny angle to the camera all while making sure my photographer and I don’t get run over. It’s hard work! Dunno if I actually pulled this one off though. Looking back at it, I’ve got a pretty sheepish expression on my face… *facepalm

Afterwards, we replenished with some tarts and watermelon smoothies at my favorite spot in Tivoli Village called Leone Cafe. Love this place and it is always PACKED.

Outfit details:
Top – similar here
Skirt from Zara (sold out)
Sandals – similar here
Tattoo from Inkbox
Watch from JORD Watches
Vintage Reporter Bag from Louis Vuitton
Lariat Necklace from Shop Evren

I’ll see you back here soon!
Love,
Danielle

How to Dress In A Vegas Heat Wave

This Vegas heat wave is oddly reminiscent of last year’s even more intense heat. So, I’m taking it back to a look I shot last July but never got the chance to post on the blog.

I haven’t blogged much at all and I’ve been slacking quite a lot, too. I’ve been slacking on my goals and my blog, but that ends here. If anything, this heat wave is keeping me indoors and locked up with the air conditioning blasting. I can finally see what I’ve been missing out on—blogging and developing more content for the site.

I can’t believe how short my hair is here! This was right after the last haircut I’ve had… I plan to grow my hair long, past my shoulders, and I’m still working on it.  This is also the first time I met one of my close friends and photographers, Juju. She opened my eyes to a better me. Doing photo shoots with her made me feel like a more complete, more beautiful person every time. She’s that good at capturing your beauty.

I distinctly remember this day… Hot, muggy, and humid, just like how it is right now in Vegas. So I came up with this breezy summer look styling my favorite Runway Scout wrap top (similar here) knotted at the chest. I paired it with the cutest denim wrap skirt (similar here) I snagged online and a Guess belt that I’ve had since high school. Of course, comfort is key during a heat wave because I get easily irritated when it’s burning hot outside, so my Adidas sneakers were the perfect choice for this look.

To accessorize, I chose my vintage Louis Vuitton bag passed down to me by my mother. This bag is older than me, guys—now, that’s quality! A simple lariat necklace from SHOPEVREN, my MantraBand bangle and my trust Fossil watch finish off the look.

Runway Scout Wrap Top (similar here)
Denim Wrap Skirt (similar here)
Vintage Louis Vuitton bag (similar here)
SHOPEVREN Necklace
MantraBand Peace Love Happiness Bangle
Fossil Watch (similar here)

What I Wore: Dainty Wrap, Denim & Fearlessness

I used to struggle with insecurity, confidence, and loving myself. I’m not going to lie to you. We all have our insecurities, but in the past, I was very critical of myself. The smallest blemishes would drive me crazy. Somehow, my past experiences shaped me in a way that I can finally love myself for who I am. I can accept myself. I can live with a fearless attitude towards those who would judge me. It feels so liberating to finally love yourself fully. 

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What I Wore: Blush Bohemian Mood & Optimism

Optimism (noun): hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

This is my mood & mindset. Whenever I catch myself starting to feel overwhelmed or stressed, I turn to positivity and optimism. I simply take a step back and tell myself that most of the things that overwhelm me or stress me out are self-imposed. I do these things to myself. Because I have this self-awareness, I’m able to catch myself from falling into negativity and destructive tendencies. 

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What I Wore: Polka Dot Mood

Spring(love) is in the air. So, I hit the refresh button on my tired winter wardrobe and decided to go for a playful polka dot look for a fun brunch date at Town Square with our family friend (who’s basically my very stylish aunt). Because wearing polka dots isn’t really my thing, I decided to keep the outfit monochromatic, pairing the wrap dress with a black bomber jacket and my favorite white sneakers. 

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Here’s a song that I discovered right before writing this post. Of course, it’s on replay. 

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How I Style: The Classic White Shirt

Welcome to my new series of “How I Style” videos! I figured I would do something other than my usual “What I Wore” series, usually integrated into my vlogs, and I wanted to give you guys some aesthetic inspiration from my short and sweet “How I Style” videos. Of course, the first thing I styled for you guys is the classic white shirt, a classic and timeless yet chic wardrobe essential. I chose an oversized boyfriend shirt from UNIQLO because I prefer a boyfriend fit when it comes to button-down shirts. It helps you get that effortless half-tuck or full-tuck look. 

REAL THUMB

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Vlog: Watching EuroCup Game at Hofbrauhaus + What I Wore

Well, there’s no excuse for this. I’m VERY late in posting this on the blog. Posted this vlog and What I Wore video on the channel about a week ago, but completely spaced out on posting it here! *Danielle, how could you?!* *slaps myself in the face* 

Anyway, enjoy this short vlog and very bloated What I Wore video. Photos below. 

I always have fun eating at Hofbrauhaus because it’s got such a different atmosphere than most restaurants on and off the Strip. So glad that Luke’s aunt and uncle visiting from Poland enjoyed themselves, and so did his dad who came along to watch the game. They’re big soccer fans and have been following the EuroCup games ever since Poland’s first game so they were really into it. Thank goodness for my quick thinking in getting reservations in the biergarten because the place was PACKED. Unfortunately, their pick for the win, Germany, lost. At least we were able to fill our bellies with beer and brats (which is really all that mattered at the end of the day). 

THUMB

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What I Wore: Get Ready With Me For My 22nd Birthday + Vlog

Hello everyone! It’s been a while, and that’s because the stress of moving has been getting to me! But I’m back and determined to post more often! Here’s what I wore for my 22nd birthday! If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that my family usually celebrates our birthdays at Lake Las Vegas, since our birthdays almost all land in the same week in June. But this year, I said no to tradition because it’s too damn hot to go up to Lake Las Vegas just to hang around. In any case, you can watch the video below to see how I did my makeup and watch my date with the boo. 

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