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


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