Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Essentials

Spring Essentials



J Crew loose tee / H M white lace top, $23 / American eagle outfitters jacket / J.Crew j crew jeans / Christian Louboutin red sole shoes / Converse canvas sneaker, $98 / Tory Burch pink handbag / House of Harlow 1960 medallion necklace / Olivia Burton rose gold watch, $110 / New Era navy blue hat, $28 / Monki sunglasses, $11 / Christian Dior glossy lip gloss / Lipstick Queen lipstick

Spring is around the corner and so is an update for our closet. I decided to put together the basic spring essentials that can carry over well into the other seasons without hurting your wallet (except for certain things). Everything I went for can easily be mixed and matched and still make you feel comfortable and girly. What do you think? What is your spring essential?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wedding Errands in the Rain

iconic jcrew coat

wedding errands

zara heels

teenvogue

I love looking at photos of what people wore at NYFW or opening a magazine and going through the articles and trying to find outfit inspirations. On this particular rainy day, I finally decided to take care of my wedding cards that I have been avoiding and as a treat to myself I dressed up for the occasion. I have always loved those iconic coats that I see in movies and pictures so I snagged this one from J.Crew with my additional teacher discount, one of my favorites that I barely get to use. I just paired it up with my jeans and denim top that have become such a regular on this blog. 
What's your go to closet staple?

Coat: J.Crew | Shirt: Forever 21 | Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Heels: Zara (on sale for $22.95 right now)  | Bag: YSL | Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Monday, February 23, 2015

Classic Chanel and Rails

Rails

Teenvogue


Rails Hunter


outfit of the day


Happy Monday Everyone! Today I wanted to share an outfit that I plan on wearing on repeat this Spring. I have always been the girl who has worn the oversized sweater or shirt on slim fitting jeans or skirts and since I learned about Rails, the shirt gives you that look with a fitting cut.

This past weekend I had a few events around town and all I wanted was a pair of distressed black jeans. I went all around town looking for the right pair and I could not find a single decent pair. I ended up coming home and grabbing my Genetic jeans that someone had spilled bleach on and I tried giving it the distressed look to hide it and I think I did ok. These jeans are the only pair of jeans I have spent money on and the comfort and look was worth it, they’re the only pair that has lasted me over 5 years. I decided to pair the jeans with my rails shirt and simple black heels giving it an effortless chic look. Plus, I was able to finally wear a scarf since it started to rain here in Los Angeles.

I always like the opportunity to try new styles and products and you never know what works with you until you try it out. Well, luckily there are sites dedicated to purchasing items you have always eyed and for less than you would buy at the store. You can look for items similar to my outfits or other bloggers outfits on www.westegg.co/b/Zcff and you can use the code wearwestegg to receive 10% off your purchase at checkout. 


Top: Rails | Jeans: Genetic | Heels: Zara | Scarf: Nordstrom | Bag: CHANEL
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Friday, February 20, 2015

1 Bag 3 Different Styles

under1sky

francescas


bucket bag


almost famous

bag

christine azniv

Sorry for all the photos! But! I got this beautiful bag from UnderOneSky and I had a million and 1 ways to dress it up! I can't wait until summer to make it a staple to my wardrobe and it's reversible. At first, I dressed it with my white jeans and a jeans jacket, then swapped the jacket for a poncho (yes you read that correctly), and finally with a pair of overall shorts. The weather here is warm so taking out the camera and having fun was not a worry, though I am camera shy.


Outfit 1 and 2: 
Jeans: TJ Maxx (similar here) | Jacket: Forever 21 | Poncho: Venice Boardwalk | 
Top: Target |  Shoes: Converse | 
Scarf: Old | Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Bag: c/o Under One Sky, but by Francescas

Outfit 3: 
Overalls: Express (old but similar here) | Shirt: Target | Shoes: Keds
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Bag: c/o Under One Sky, but by Francescas.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Eshakti - A Garden Party

green dress

concreterunway

vintage clutch

garden theme dress

beautiful print

The print of this dress is just too pretty for words. When Eshakti contacted me and asked me to pick a dress, I was not sure which one to go with since they were all so pretty but the print and colors of this one got me mesmerized. Since Eshakti custom makes a dress to your size, I do wish that I had lied where my waist was because I felt that for me it was a little too high but that doesn't mean a simple belt can't fix it. Anyway, I paired it up with my Aldo shoes and a vintage clutch that used to belong to my mom and I was very happy with how it looked. You should check out the site and see all the beautiful selections and right now until March 18, 2015 you can get 10% off if you type in concreterunwayla as the promo code. 

Dress: Eshakti | Shoes: Aldo (similar here and here) | Clutch: Vintage | 
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Black Hat and Shades

nordstrom


outfitoftheday


teenvogue

A long weekend was much needed and I couldn't be happier with the weather. I decided to wear my hat and feel fancy for the day and though I did not iron this shirt, I still liked the way it looked with the outfit. Sometimes I just throw things together and wonder why I never thought about that outfit before, this is one of them.

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Zara (similar here and here) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Hat: Target (similar here and here) | Clutch: J.Crew (similar here) | Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Monday, February 16, 2015

Denim Shirts and Art

graffiti

zara tote

teen vogue

concreterunway

Exploring Los Angeles is one of my favorite pass time activities, you never know what you will come across. This past weekend, my fiancé and I went to the West Hollywood Library and it was so beautiful! Very modern and views of the city all around. I stepped outside and I had to take photos against the wall, why not? Any place you recommend to check out?

Shirt: Forever 21 | Shorts: H&M | Shoes: Tory Burch | Bag: Zara (similar here, here, and here) | Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Friday, February 13, 2015

Be Mine Gift Guide

Be Mine Gift Guide




Valentine's Day is tomorrow and I think every women out there should get themselves a lovely treat. Anything from just a coffee and sweets or an actual gift that can be worn and used time and time again. Here are a few gift ideas that I think are not only useful but also very lovely. What do you think of the be mine gift guide set? Would you get yourself a gift?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Valentine's Day Outfit

bar

cest la vie

valentine's outfit

teenvogue

whatiwore

Valentine's Day is around the corner and people are going crazy making dinner reservations around me. I on the other hand, decided on a movie night, pizza, and beer and maybe a gift exchange, that is all. However, I did want to put an outfit together that might be nice for a Valentine Dinner or just an evening out. Simple and to the point. What are your plans?

Top: Forever 21 Kids | Skirt: Homemade (I love THIS one) | Heels: Zara (similar here) | 
Clutch: Vintage (similar here) | Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Valentine Giveaway!

instagram giveaway


Valentine's Day Giveaway! I've teamed up with some incredible Instagramers/bloggers and we've put together an awesome V-Day Giveaway! We will have TWO winners who will each win a $170 PayPal voucher, so you can buy your significant other, your bestie, or yourself something awesome!
Here's how to enter:

1.) Follow me @concreterunwayla and LIKE this post.
2.) Tap once to see who to FOLLOW NEXT and LIKE Their post
3.) REPEAT Step 2 until you've made it back here!
4.) TAG one of your friends (so they can enter & have a chance to win too!) and tell me what you hope to   give/receive this Valentine's!


Once you have made your way back to @concreterunwayla , you have completed the loop! You must follow/like all the bloggers to qualify and your account must be set to PUBLIC. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 13th, 2015. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Casual Weekend Wear


jcrew hola shirt

outfitoftheday

kenneth cole shoes

what i wore

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I was able to have a casual weekend wear (no fancy events) and look for venues in Los Angeles for my bridal shower. If you know of any venues please let me know. The weather here could not make up it's mind so I was not sure if I should bundle up or not, L.A you are so unpredictable! What did you do this weekend?

Jacket: Forever 21 | Shirt: J.Crew (old but similar here) | Scarf: Louis Vuitton
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (TJ Maxx) | Bag: Banana Republic (similar here) Shoes: Kenneth Cole |
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Watch: Swatch (Andy Warhol MOMA special)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

For Him Gift Guide

For Him Gift Guide



As Valentine's day is approaching most of us girls are cross in gour fingers that our valentine has bought has that one special gift and let's be honest, they aren't reading this blog to figure out what to get you. However, I think it is a nice gesture to return the favor and surprise them with a gift as well. Many women usually do not get their guy a gift and get them some other thing that he will remove later but what about a more meaningful gift. I have put together a few gift ideas that I think will suit any man. Hint, that Timex watch? You can get it from Target for 30 bucks! I tried staying within a reasonable budget but some things I just couldn't resist. What are your plans for Valentine's day? Will you be getting your significant other a gift?



Sunday, February 1, 2015

J.Crew and Wedding Errands

clutch

wedding
packages and bowsheadpiece



black on black

Hello Weekend! I have not been blogging for awhile and I apologize, my new job and me catching the flu just knocked me out! Since today was my first real weekend in a long time, I decided to go veil shopping and I took my lovely new hairpiece with me. When I received it in the mail I was not expecting it to be so pretty and I just jumped up with joy! BB World Bridal is giving 30% off when you purchase a headpiece and type in the promo word NEWLYWED. I unfortunately could not take any pictures at the bridal store but it looked so elegant with my veil.

Sweater: J.Crew | Blouse: Forever 21 | Jeans: 7 for Mankind (TJ Maxx) | Flats: Tory Burch | Clutch: J.Crew | Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Necklace: J.Crew (old) | Headpiece: BB World Bridal