Monday, December 18, 2017

@ZAFUL Xmas wishlist

Happy Holidays! 

As the new year is fast approaching it's time to spruce up your wardrobe for 2018. I've partnered up with Zaful to share my fave pieces for the new year. They're having a bunch of Christmas deals on their site so be sure to check them out!

Back Zipper Checked Slip Mini Dress - Checked S


First off is this black and white slim fit checkered dress. I don't know about you but I get major throwback vibes from this print. This dress will look cute paired up with a nice black coat and a beret. Toss in some knee high boots and you'll look like those cute parisian babes hitting the town. You can purchase this dress here. Didn't quite catch your eye? Check out Christmas Deals for 2017

Just add a santa hat to this dress and you'll be Mrs. Claus haha! Even if it's no longer Christmas you can still rock this dress in the winter time. I know wearing red can be such an intimidating color to wear but I dare you to be bold in 2018. I would personally wear these with black boots and a white fur coat. I know that sounds boujee af but that's my style! You can purchase this dress here. Be sure to also check out the Christmas 2017 Zaful  sale that's going on right now! Don't miss out on their great deals!


Friday, December 15, 2017

NY state of mind

Photos by Robert Garong

(Beret- Primark // Coat- Asos // Boots- Dolce Vita // Purse- Calvin Klein)

You hear the bustling noise of taxi cab doors shutting left and right. Subway trains navigating its way underground. Cars honking from ear to ear. Feet scurrying next to you from a passerby. The smell of freshly made pizza ringing up your nose from the pizza stand down the street. In the city that never sleeps this is the total normal everyday environment of a New Yorker. This is the city that I call my second home. 

NY holds a special place in my heart. It is the very place that inspired me to start this blog. 3 years ago I traveled to this city not knowing what I was going to return with. I was 19 at that time and I was seeking adventure and escape. Along that trip, I learned many things here and there. One of the most important was self love. Self love is the best type of love you can give to yourself. If you can't love yourself for who you are, then how can you love other people? I struggled with this for a long time because the old Lara felt like she was never good enough for anyone or anything (I know many of you can relate). But my one advice to you is to be strong. You are beautiful and you are loved. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise because you are invincible! Sometimes in life, all we need is for someone to push us in believing that we are valued. I hope this enlightens you in every way possible just as it did for me. 

Traveling by myself not only made me realize what I wanted, but it made me determined to make my dream of becoming a fashion blogger a reality. Fast forward to present day and here I am blogging my thoughts away as I compose this article. I may not be one of those Instagram famous bloggers you see on your feed but what's important is that I made my dream into a reality. I blog because I feel empowered to share my thoughts and style with the web. I love being in front of the camera because it makes me feel beautiful; inside and out. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? So let's make it count! 

I hope by the time you've finished reading this article, that you reflect on what you want to accomplish in the new year; whether it's a certain goal or a dream that you've always wanted to chase but have been too scared to pursue. If it scares you so much, maybe it's worth chasing! Life can be scary at times but what's the point of living if you're not willing to take that risk.


Monday, December 11, 2017

No pants are the best pants w/@rosegal

Photos by Vera Bersabal

(T shirtRosegal / Jeans- Zara / Slip ons- Payless / Sunnies- Quay Australia)

Happy December!

So Rob and I got back from our BOS/NYC trip last month and it was definitely one for the books. There's just something about going to another state/city that makes me feel excited and warm inside. Maybe it's the fact that I feel unstoppable and inspirations just fill up my head. Or maybe it's having that freedom to do whatever I want as I please. I hope as you read this, it motivates you to venture out of your comfort zone and explore what's out there. Adventure awaits in every corner. It's up to you to chase it.

Unfortunately, the day after we flew back to cali, I got sick with the flu so that's why I've been MIA. A small trip to the ER and a bag of iv really helped me get back into shape asap. Although I'm not looking forward to the hospital bill...

You're probably wondering where my Boston and NY pictures are. Well, I haven't gotten around to editing them yet cause I've been so backed up with other projects. But not to worry, I'll have it posted before the new year so stay tuned for those!

This t shirt is literally my motto. When I saw this on the Rosegal website I had to get it.  No pants are the best pants. Anyone else agree with that? I know what I'm wearing is a contradiction but if I didn't wear pants it would have been a public indecency LOL. 

Life has been kind of a rollercoaster of emotions recently. It saddens me to say that I lost my friend, Sheryl Capistrano to lupus. She did my makeup back when I didn't know how to put eyeshadow and do my eyebrows haha. She's the reason that I now know how to do both. If we never met I probably would still be playing it safe with just eyeliner and mascara; lets be real. I thank God for having met you even if it was just for a short period of time. Thank you Sheryl for all the memories we made together. I hope you're as happy as can be in paradise. <333


Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Happy Fall Babes & Babettes! 

My favorite season has arrived and it's time to bust out your cozy sweaters and cute bundled outfits. I've partnered up with Zaful to show you 2 of my top choices for fall fashion. 

Back Lace Up V Neck Pullover Sweater - Gray


Who said that sweaters had to be boring? I'm always all about details to a garment especially if it spruces up the whole look. The lace up detail on the back just gave the original sweater a whole new look. I know the cali weather has been a little bipolar with fall right now but this is a look you can definitely add to your wardrobe. I would just suggest wearing pasties with these because the bra strap can be an eyesore. 

Belted Plain High Low Dress - Green


For some reason this dress reminds me of Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz. This bold color is so beautiful that it just screams fall feels. You can wear this dress with black boots or heels like the model in the picture. Don't forget to accessorize this look with bold earrings and a gorgeous statement necklace. 

Saw something that caught your eye? Use my discount code ZFEN for $$ off.

Happy shopping & see you on my next post!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017


ZAFUL Launches Free Three-Day Shipping On Every Item!

We now grandly promote the new free shipping event. Every product that could be found on ZAFUL using the standard shipping method will now cost the no shipping fee for three days. The new offer will be available starting at 26th 2PM ~29th 2PM (GMT+8)

Excellent combination with Bundle sale & Free shipping
A bundle sale is available during this event. Buy two items to get extra $4 off, buy three and get extra $8 off. Get a huge discount with no coupon needed.

No matter what you’re looking for; No matter how low the price is; Everything will be a lot more worth buying during this free three-day shipping event. We are looking forward to enhance our customer experience and accelerate growth by this move. 

Zaful helps people around the world to save money and dress better. Hope you enjoy shopping at

1.Free shipping is only for standard shipping . Express shipping will cost an extra shipping fee.
2.The bundle sale discount is only for items included in the bundle-sale promote page.

Secret charming selections 
Want your boyfriend to spend a little more time hanging out with you? Want to be more attractive like the brightest star shinning upon the darkness?

 A little peek in here and you might find something that inspires you. Several adorable outfit selections presented by our LOOKBOOK models. 

Don’t even worry about pairing it up, we already done it for you. It’s time to catch someone’s eye across the crowd.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Picking Petals feat. @Rosegal

Photos by Robert Garong 

(Floral Dress- Rosegal// Slides- Payless Shoesource// Lipstick- Gloskinbeauty)

Happy Hump Day!

It's finally Wednesday and the weekend dawns closer. I don't know about you but it feels like this week has been going by so slow... I wish I had a fast forward button so the days would seem shorter but any who we must keep carrying on!

I've been searching far and wide for the perfect off the shoulder dress that wasn't too long nor too short; but I didn't find one that fit me until I saw this dress on the Rosegal site. The cutoff length just hits right above my knee so I don't look like I'm drowning when I'm wearing it. Just to clarify once again, I am a size medium in their clothes since they do run a size smaller than usual. If you're unsure about your size you can use their sizing chart for reference. Unfortunately this specific dress has sold out on the Rosegal site but they do have floral dresses for sale here. Shop their floral maxi dresses

If any of you may be wondering, I'm using the "Jaclyn Hill Palette by Morphe" on my eyes. I've been gravitating towards the 'brown smoky eye' lately since I haven't done this look in a while( I usually go for dramatic eyes). The thing I love about this natural makeup look is that it'll always go with a nude/pink lipstick. Keeping the eyes at a neutral tone lets you get creative with the lipstick color. 

Gloskinbeauty was kind enough to send me this lipstick in the shade 'pillow talk'. Their lipsticks retail for $24. It is a little on the high price range but I guarantee you that it's worth the splurge. The packaging is black matte with magnetic cover caps so you don't need to worry about losing the caps on these. It's also not too creamy and it stays on for quite some time. I don't get paid till Friday and I'm already eyeing their 'glaze' and 'french nude' shades...

Have a great rest of your week!!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

I've got the blues for you

Photos by Robert Garong

(Two piece set- Rosegal// Shoes- Payless Shoesource)


It's finally September and my fave season is on its way, hooray! I've always been a 'fall' type of girl so I love me some cozy sweaters, thigh high boots, and dark lippies. Anyone else feel the same as I do?

Just because we are slowly transitioning to the cold weather, doesn't mean that it's too late to say goodbye to blue high waisted shorts such as this set that I'm wearing. Rosegal was kind enough to send me this set to style for this post. (thank you Sally) 

I love anything with floral prints so this set was something I had to get immediately. This set retails for $17.27 and I'm in the size medium. The bottom frills on the shorts add such a cute flare to the set. I couldn't stop twirling in it when I was taking these pictures haha. If you'd like to purchase this set, you may do so here. I thought this look was meant to be especially when I paired it with these Christian Siriano low heel suede slides. I mean how can you not love these slides? They're so versatile and can be freely dressed up or down. 

I'm 2 weeks into my new job and I'm as happy as can be. I still work in the healthcare field but it's not as strenuous as my last job. I enjoy getting off at 5pm everyday but I do dread the drive back home... sitting in traffic for an hour totally sucks. I've gotten back to working out now so maybe I'll be toned in time for the new year; who knows! Rob and I are going to BOS and NYC in November and I cannot wait to travel once again. My heart has been craving the thrill of just being in another state and exploring what is out there. My inner adventurous Lara is just waiting to see what this trip has in store for us.  

As I'm counting down the days for the trip, anyone else excited about attending  Insomniac's Escape Psycho Circus? I'll be attending the event with a couple of my close friends so that's something I'm looking forward to next month. Everyone else has their outfit ready and mine is still TBD... Feel free to send me some costume recommendations, I'm all ears! 

See you on my next post :D


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Rosegal wishlist: Black Graphic Tees

Hello my loves!

I've collaborated once again with Rosegal to write up a wishlist on their black graphic tees. What I love about these tees are that 1)you can dress it up depending on your mood 2)they're so comfy and you don't have to try too hard to look cute.

Below are 2 tops that I've personally selected from the Rosegal website. 

Chic Round Neck Short Sleeve Letter Print Flanging Women's T-Shirt - Black


Raise your hand if you were born in the 90s! I'm a 94 baby so this shirt just gets to me. I think pairing this up with ripped jeans would look really cute. Especially with heels or boots. This t shirt comes in an array of sizes starting from S-3XL. For sizing reference I'm a M. 

You can purchase this shirt here

Color Block Happy Print T Shirt - Black And Grey


Current mood: happy. This shirt reads my mood because ever since I've switched jobs I've felt happier and free. The temps in Cali have been cooling down so this baseball tee is suitable for the cooler weather. I wonder if wearing this shirt puts smiles on people's faces. I guess you have to try it out yourself! 

You can purchase this shirt here

See you on my next post!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

@YOINS Summer Wishlist

Is your closet in need of sprucing up? 

Well have no fear because YOINS is here to jazz up your wardrobe! 

I’ve teamed up with YOINS to whip up a wishlist for your summer must haves this season. YOINS is a trending high fashion clothing website that sells the latest looks on and off the runway.  Not only are their clothes up to date but they are also sold at reasonable prices!

Cute crop tops online are one of the top trends on my list. Every gal loves pairing a vibrant crop top with jeans or shorts. (It’s what you see on everyone nowadays.) But you don’t want to be that basic chick with the plain jane top, right? YOINS has a wide variety of styles ranging from sexy, to boho! There’s a style available for each and everyone of us. I’ve selected a couple of my faves in the pictures on this post so feel free to add them to your cart. 



To shop their cute crop tops click here

I know not everyone likes to show their midriff so here’s an alternative option. YOINS’ website offers so many stylish womens’  tops online ranging from off the shoulder to sleeveless. I’ve been feeling the off the shoulder trend throughout the summer so I wouldn’t mind grabbing another one to add to my collection! Hehe. 


To shop more stylish womens' tops click here

See you on my next post!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Send Nudes

Photos by Robert Garong

(T-shirt Dress- Rosegal // Shoes- Missguided

Happy Monday my loves! 

I hope your weekend went well just as mine did. I celebrated a few drinks with my best friend and boyfriend in honor of my new job! I'm so glad I can finally say that I'm done working nights. I'll no longer be an insomniac; maybe at my next rave, but not on the day to day basis. Hip hip hooray!!

Whenever I'm in the mood to dress down I always go for either leggings or sweatpants. Fashion doesn't always have to be glitz and glamour, right? Queue in the t-shirt dress. This plain jane has been my go to look for the past month. 

Rosegal has been so kind enough to send me this nude colored low cut t shirt choker dress to review. Like I've mentioned in my previous posts, their sizes do run small so I'm a size medium in their clothes. Usually the quality of some of their products are thin but this one is soft and promising. The material used was well chosen and is soft to the touch. With the low cut style on this dress, I suggest wearing those strappy bralettes under to spice up your look. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available on their website but I've linked another similar style to this Pink Tee here

Sending you good vibes to get yourself through this week! 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Floral Dresses Wishlist from Dresslily

Floral Fever is in the Air 

I've partnered up with Dresslily to bring you guys a few of my floral dresses wishlist! Since summer is full of beautiful blooms, why not incorporate those flowers into our garments?

See-Through Floral Print Dress


Us ladies need to have that one stand out dress we can count on to look elegant at a fancy event. I chose this long sleeved piece because it brings out the most sophisticated touch without looking outdated. I know some of you may think that these types of dresses are no longer in style but you are wrong. They're making a comeback and I can tell you that we'll be seeing a lot of these pieces in the upcoming fall/winter season. If paired with the right accessories, you can look like you just wrapped up a photoshoot for Vogue. 

To purchase click here.

Bohemian Slit Print Long Flowing Wrap Dress


You can never go wrong with bohemian vibes because they never seem to die out. Everyone wants to channel their inner hippie from within so why not do it with this maxi wrap dress? Some of us may think that maxis are only for tall people but that is not true. One thing I learned from being a blogger is that fashion is a one size fits all. Any one can rock a maxi with these fashion forward tips. If you're more on the petite side, I suggest you get it tailored to fit your height; you don't want to be dragging excess fabric around all day. Cause girl, you're not gonna look cute. If you want more height with your look, wear some blocked sandals or wedges. Last but not least, go big with your necklaces!  

To purchase click here.

See you on my next post!


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