Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 2013 Looks

As the year is coming to an end, I wanted to reflect on my 2013 blogging journey and share with all of you some of my favorite looks. Although I have one too many to post, I decided to showcase my "top looks" that show my versatile style the best. 
If there is one constant pattern you can definitely notice is that I love curly hair and bold lipstick colors.
I started the year comfortable in my own skin wearing mostly jeans (I own over 25 pairs) but promised to break out of my shell and experiment more. Towards the end of the year, I began buying more and more skirts and my style quickly evolved into a more feminine girly look.
I want to thank you all for your continuous support and sweet comments! It means the world to me! I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store and share my journey with you as well!

Which one is your favorite look? I would love to know!



Monday, December 23, 2013

#DSWshoehookup Day to Night looks

The best part of my fabulous DSW giveaway has come and it's time to announce my winners! I apologize for taking so long to announce it! I have been sick these past few days and I have been resting to feel better asap before the holidays!

I am so humbled and amazed at all of your sweet comments and entries! I guess everyone really does love shoes! Thank you to everyone who entered! Thank you again for entering and I hope to continue to have you visit my blog in the new year!

Drum roll, please! And the winners are:

{$50 DSW gift card} to purchase a pair of shoes of your choice:

Patty Leiva
Mariam Togora
Allison Nicklin
Adriana Fleury
Jen Medina

{Do You Speak Shoe Lovers? Book}
Kellie Perkins
Elizabeth Newsome
Lauren Scalzo
Ida christman 
Roxanne Oudie

Congratulations shoe lovers! I will be emailing all of you shortly to get some more additional info! Didn't win? Don't worry, there will be more giveaways in the new year!

Thank you & love you all!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Red Leather

I mentioned in my previous post that I am in love with my BCBG Paris d'Orsay pumps so much that I chose to style them a different way. My second look is more casual and edgy with coated jeans, a white tee, and a leather jacket. The pumps definitely add a bit of femininity to it and can take the outfit from daytime to nighttime. 

The giveaway is running until tomorrow, Thursday! The winners will be selected and announced on Friday.
5 lucky winners will win a pair of shoes ($50 value) and a copy of the New York Times best-seller, Do you speak shoe lover?

Have you entered yet?

1. Sign up for the DSW Shoe Rewards Program here (amazing membership perks!)
2. Comment below with your full name, email and DSW rewards account number for verification.

There are only 2 days left so make sure you enter today! Best of luck to you all! 

Thanks for stopping by!
wearing: Jacket: Zara Jeans: Guess
Shoes: BCBGeneration c/o DSW
Handbag: Zara


Monday, December 16, 2013


I couldn't be any more excited to start off this week with my DSW partnership and give away shoe shopping money! Who doesn't love free shoes? I know I can always use a new pair!

"If the shoe fits, buy it in every color!" That's how I feel about these BCBG Paris d'Orsay pumps! I have been looking for the perfect black pump and I think I found them! Pumps can be styled up or down, casual or dressy and it's definitely a staple for all seasons!
P.S. I think I need all colors!

I have been looking for the perfect flared skirt for a while and was beyond excited when I found this piece! My BCBG Paris pumps were the perfect shoes to style this look, which inspired me to keep my entire outfit crisp and clean in black and white.

The giveaway starts today and is running through Sunday. The winners will be selected and announced on Friday.
5 lucky winners will win a pair of shoes ($50 value) and a copy of the New York Times best-seller, Do you speak shoe lover?

Are you ready to enter this fabulous giveaway?

1. Sign up for the DSW Shoe Rewards Program here (amazing membership perks!)
2. Comment below with your full name, email and DSW rewards account number for verification.

This contest is only 5 days long so make sure to sign up as soon as you can! Best of luck to you all! 

Thanks for stopping by!
wearing: Top: Topshop (old) skirt: Nordstrom 
Shoes: BCBGeneration c/o DSW
Necklace: Zara


Tuesday, December 10, 2013


It finally feels like winter in L.A! Or at least for us, "SoCal" people, 40 degrees (Fahrenheit)  is really cold! I can't imagine anywhere else where it's snowing and almost at freezing point!

White jeans are always a perfect touch to brighten up a gloomy day! I paired it with one of my favorite coats and added a burst of mustard for a pop of color. 

Thank you all for entering my Urban Philosophy x Studs and Sapphires giveaway! Don't go anywhere yet! Next week, I will be giving away shoes for all of you shoe lovers with my amazing #DSWShoehookup collaboration!

In the meantime, you can check out my fellow bloggers and enter their giveaways to increase your chances of winning!
Click the link below to see the dates all the bloggers are participating:
DSW Shoe Hookup

Love you all!
wearing: Top: Michael Stars Jeans & Jacket: Guess (old)
Shoes & Scarf: Forever 21 Bag: BCBGMaxAzria 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


"Tis the season for giveaways and fun collaborations.
In my previous post, I mentioned I will be participating in a massive giveaway event with DSW and to stay tuned. 

Are you ready for the exciting news?

I am so THRILLED to announce that DSW has partnered with me and 49 other fashion bloggers and is giving away 250 pairs of shoes and 250 copies of the NY Times best selling book "Do You Speak Shoe Lover?" 

Over the next few weeks, my fellow bloggers will be starting off their giveaways increasing your chances of winning! 5 days X 50 bloggers = 250 chances to win -- OH my that's a lot of shoes and books! (P.S Make sure to enter each one)
My contest will begin on December 16th so make sure to check back very soon!

(Scroll down to see the whole list of all of the #DSWSHOEHOOKUP Bloggers)

12/02–12/05   MyBelongingShoe Smitten
12/03–12/06   My Fashion JuiceBelle de CoutureGentri Lee
12/04–12/07   Alterations NeededThe Chic StreetMuch Love, illy
12/05–12/08   Life, Love, and the Pursuit of ShoesPink AvenueCoffee Beans and Bobby Pins
12/06–12/09   Jadore-FashionFashion SnagMelanee Shale
12/07–12/10   High Fashion 4 LessFashion FlingDenim Debutante
12/08–12/11   Jimmy Choos and Tennis ShoesOh So GlamCorals + Cognacs
12/09–12/12   Kimmy ErinCrystalin MarieSandy A La Mode
12/10–12/13   My Own Blog ReviewAround LuciaTrend Hungry
12/11–12/14   Stiletto BeatsVintageorTackyGirl Avant Garde
12/12–12/15   Behind the SeamsFancy Things BlogDearest Lou
12/13–12/16   The Fashion PoetLet it Be BeautifulMae Badiyan
12/14–12/17   Good, Bad, and FabKel & KateThe Frugalista
12/15–12/18   Fashionably BrokeLittle Miss FearlessModly Chic
12/16–12/19   The Fashionista Next DoorStuds and SapphiresBritt + Whit
12/17–12/20   Living in Color PrintLove Fashion, Live LifeA Mom in Red High Heels
12/18–12/21   Fashionable HostessesDistrict SparkleCrowley Party

 This is all going to happen BEFORE CHRISTMAS! Yes, presents for YOU, from me and DSW!

Be sure to stay posted on all social media channels using the hashtag #DSWShoeHookup !

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Act like a Lady, Think like a Boss

Happy December Everyone!

The second I came across this graphic tee from Urban Philosophy, I knew I had to have it. I love the simplicity of the white tee with a bold statement! I paired it with a quilted A-line floral skirt and a wool/leather bomber jacket from Charlotte Russe. Aside from leather and plaids, I am loving different textures mixed in one garment. The moto jacket was a perfect addition for a cold day in LA because of the wool blend fabric with long faux leather sleeves. We shot this outfit in a small chic town in my neighborhood in L.A and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon browsing through little boutiques.

I am so excited to announce that ‘tis the season for giveaways and fun collaborations.
YOU also have the chance to win this amazing graphic tee from Urban Philosophy with the $40 e-gift card we will be giving away at the end of the week. Please follow the instructions below and the winner will be announced on Monday, December 9th.

Studs and Sapphires x Urban Philosophy Giveaway
-          Follow me on Instagram @Studsandsapphires
-          Follow Urban Philosophy on Instagram @UrbanPhilosophy
-          Leave a comment below or on my Instagram with your email address

P.S. I will also be partnering with DSW Shoe lovers on a huge giveaway! Stay tuned for more info tomorrow.

Love you all!
wearing: Top: c/o Urban Philosophy Skirt: Forever 21 Shoes: Prabal for Target
Jacket: c/o Charlotte Russe
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