Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OUTFIT TUESDAY.. High Waist & Crop Tops..

Today's Look
Shorts and Jacket: Zara
Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim (gifted by) Great Labels
Crop Top: American Apparel
Necklace: Ily Couture (gifted)
Bag: MeChar (gifted)
Sunnies: Jason Woo
Ring: Vintage
Before we chat about what I am wearing.. everyone take a look at that cute little pup in the window on the doggy bed.  He was watching us shoot the whole time.. too cute..  
 Okay moving on.. 

Summer is for shorts.. 

..Long shorts.. short shorts.. colorful shorts.. printed shorts.. Bermuda shorts.. etc.  So when I saw these I could not pass them up.  They embody four of the aforementioned qualities.. and the have birds printed all over them.. SCORE!

This entire outfit actually embodies two things I love about summer dressing.. easy and breezy.  Plus it's a great way to sport a crop top without looking like you got beamed back to your high school days.
The high waist on the shorts ensures just a peep of tummy.. and only when you choose to.

Moving on to the shoes..  I scored these little camel colored Phillip Lim babies at a cute little shop in Santa Monica called Great Labels.  Tons of killer designer resale at great prices.  I've wanted them since last year.   These were $45 bucks brand spanking new!  Whoo Hoo! 
All righty now.. time to...

Have a fantastical Tuesday!

High Waist & Crop Tops.. I "Like"

Taye ;)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Beauty Post..Effortlessly done make up..

I've been getting lots of questions about what make up I use on my face lately.  So I am making a conscious effort to post at least twice a month about the subject.  My make up routine changes with my mood and I adore trying new products.   With the ever changing advances in the beauty world these days, trying new products is super easy because there are always a new crop to try.

Here are a few that I have been using recently that I

Friday, July 26, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY...Summer Sweaters.

Today's Look
Sweater and ring: Wildfox Couture (links below)
Shorts: Harlyn Label (gifted)
Bracelets: CC Skye (gifted)
Shoes: Zara
Bag Vintage
Sunnes: Rayban
Sweaters in the summer.. what!!  

Many people don't realize how cold it gets in the city of Angels at night. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Girl Day Stayca.. at the Mondrian L.A.

Last Saturday on a bright sunny day in Hollywood California four L.A. bloggers got together for a day of food, drinks, sun and wacky fun at the beautiful Mondrian hotel.    

A staycation.. if you will.

  Who are they you say?..  Behold the ladies of B.TAG..  Sounds like a super cool girl group right!  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

OUTFIT TUESDAY..Blurred Lines.. Plus 50% off the top I'm wearing

The Look
Top: Lolly  50% Discount code LOLLYHELENA50
Blazer: Stella & Jamie (gifted)
Shorts: Victoria Beckham
Shoes: Isabel Marant
Clutch: MeChar (gifted)

I've been a bit bored lately.. and that is not to say that I have not been super busy.  It has been a wonderful summer so far.  When I say bored I mean quite frankly with myself...

Monday, July 22, 2013

Beauty Post.. Jewel Toned Lashes

Every summer for the past few years.. Okay more like 10 years.. but who's counting.  I  find myself in the make up department purchasing a mascara that is not black or brown.  So imagine my glee last summer when jewel toned mascara actually became a trend and then imagine my utter glee when it carried over to this summer.  Way to forecast Taye! (she pats back)  Okay enough of that.. 

Let's just talk color.. 

Friday, July 19, 2013


 Today's Look
Dress: Coccolilly c/o
Shoes: Marc Jacobs
Clutch: MeChar (gifted)
Silver knuckle ring: Rossmore Jewelry (Gifted)
Sunnies: Jason Wu via Ditto.com
Earrings: Vintage Chanel
Necklace & Ring: Vintage
Before you read the rest of this post.. Brace your self..  I am about to say some words that many will find utter crazy town..

I do not watch Mad Men.. Never have..

Okay.. have you recovered yet..?

Moving forward..

This week I

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Inspiration: Karlie Kloss + Daft Punk = Editorial Perfection

I woke up this morning around 6am as I do most mornings and grabbed my Samsung Tablet to see what was happening in the world.  The world of politics..the world of beauty.. the world of art and the world of fashion.  I am on a quest to be inspired everyday before I start the day's journey.. and as I flipped through countless beauty and fashion posts that did not invoke the slightest itch..I came across this.. and BAM.. the itch has been scratched..

I am completely inspired by this Vogue ..Karlie Kloss ..Daft Punk mash up.  Not that it is so unusual for fashion and music to go hand in hand.  In this instance it all came together with complete and utter perfection!.

From the futuristic yet totally wearable clothes.. to the gleaming helmets to the placement of that East 54th St street sign in the upper right hand corner of the first photo..  and don't get me started on the amazingness of Karlie's hair.. Brushed out crimped blunt bob with bangs.. A style after my own heart..
Anyhow.. scroll down to see the rest.  I hope this editorial inspires you the way it has inspired me.

Big ol' thank you to Hypebeast for posting it first..

 Karlie Kloss + Daft Punk + Vogue = Editorial Perfection

Editorial Perfection... I "Like"
Taye ;)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sseko Designs.. 30 days..30 ways for Education.

 The Look
Sandals: Sseko (20% off code Sseko30x30)
Dress: Harlyn Label  c/o Caro Marketing
Clutch: MeChar (Gifted)
Sunnies: Tom Ford

I am so thrilled to be a part of Sseko Designs “30 Ways, 30 Days to Educate Women in Africa”.  Breaking the cycle of poverty and lending myself to bring awareness to women around the world is a true honor.   I believe that empowerment through education is the key to forward thinking and a brighter future for not just those we help but for ourselves as well. 

So here's what you should know..
Sseko is a

Friday, July 12, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY.. The Helmut Newton Effect

Today's Look
Top: LNA
Pant's: Sugarlips
Coat & Shoes: Zara
Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana c/o Sunglass Hut
Ring: Tiffany Kunz Jewelry 

We can get wrapped up in the idea of complexity in every single one of them.  Yet the essence of all four is quite simple.  All being in the eye of the beholder, which make

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Suits & Sets..

Summer Sets..

My new obsession.. 

Suits and Sets..

..and since I am on this path of complete obsession.. I thought I would bring you guys along for the ride..

What's so great about a suit you ask?  Well.. everything..  This seasons sets and suits are fun, sophisticated, colorful and full of personality.  From silks, to cottons, to sequence there are distinguished options for everyone.. and my favorite part.. after you wear the set together.. make them separates.  Take the shorts you wore yesterday..pair them with a different top,  different shoes and voila.. a whole new outfit has been born!

These are some of my favorites right now..

 Happy Shopping!!

Sets & Suits.... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hanging with Stella & Jamie & a bunch O' Bloggers

I have to say so far June shaped up to be the best month if 2013 so far.. Not only did I celebrate another year of life in this world.. But I hosted some great events and in that processes got to party with some of my best blogger buds and made a whole host of new friends!

Co-hosting the Stella and Jaime Website launch with the beautiful Sari Tuschman (Foam Magazine) was the icing on the cake.
What a great

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Outfit Tuesday.. Never go out of style..

The Look
Coat: Zara
Shorts: Rag & Bone
Shoes: Chloe (Similar)
Butterfly Ring: Jlani
Sunnies: Miu Miu
Knucle Ring: CC Skye
Stacked rings: WildFox
When I spotted this coat at Zara a few months ago.. I knew that eventually it would be mine.. cut to a few weeks ago.. 

Zara + Sale = The Coat is mine!!  

Whoo hoo..  I am a person who

Monday, July 8, 2013

Pretty Summer Panties...

Every year right at the beginning of Summer I add a few pretty intimates to my collection.  Mostly Cosabella.. lots of lace and cotton.. color for days.   Since women are forced to buy twice as many undies do to sheer physical make up (ugh) why not make them super special.  

I adore Cosabella and no they did not gift me these or ask me to blog about them.  I have simply been a loyal customer for the last 10 years and thought why not share with you.  Their colors.. fit.. fabric.. all perfection.   Both the thongs and the boy shorts are a must have and don't get me started on the bra's!

So what to do when you have purchased these beauties?  About 6 years ago I became super frustrated when my beautiful undies were slowly falling apart with every wash.  So I decided to investigate why and discovered that the soaps in laundry detergent basically eat away at the elastic in clothing and since undies are made up of a good percentage of elastic it was becoming impossible to not ruin my awesome intimates.  So I went on a search for a garment wash that would not kill elastic and I found Forever New Fabric Care Wash.  It's been a love affair ever since.   I also soak my hand washables in it.   And ladies it smells so good!

Hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend...


Pretty Undies...  I "Like"

Taye ;)

Friday, July 5, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY.. Yet another Skort..

 Today's Look
Skort & Blazer: Zara
Tank: Anine Bing
Shoes: Isabelle Marant
Bracelet: Kara Ross
Sunnies: Jason Wu
Who doesn't wear sky high heels, a blazer and a bold red lip to the farmers market once in a while...

Okay.. okay I

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Wet n Wild 33 Piece Box Set GIVEAWAY..

...and the winner is..

Jenny Wu and me taking a little break from hosting


So since you all could not join in on the fun from the last post... Wet n Wild and I have decided to bring the fun to one lucky

Pj's and Clueless.. Slumbering with Wet n Wild..

I have been dying to write this post for a couple weeks.. And now reminiscing on the stupid amounts of fun that I had hosting the Wet n Wild Beauty old school slumber party at the London hotel all I want to do is watch Clueless on repeat and make endless amounts of root beer floats.   Nothing wrong with a 9am root beer float right?

So here's how it went down.. myself and the super cute Jenny Wu of Good Bad & Fab invited some of our closest blogger pals to kick it 90's style while getting make up retouches, painting nails, watching Clueless, and eating treats from the uber stacked dessert station.  We were all dressed up in our pj's, I of course wore heels..  a slumber party at a fancy Hollywood hotel isn't complete without velvet Prada wedges right!  We even had a strut off, pillow fights and a goodie bags that each guest was told to fill to the brim with as much Wet n Wild make up as their little hearts desired!   


and it was all captured in photo's.. check out the images below..

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

OUTFIT TUESDAY..Denim & Skorts..

 The Look
Top, Shorts, Shoes: Zara
Bag: Coccolilly (gifted)
Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana (gifted)
Earrings: Chicpeek (gifted)
Rings: Jlani Jewels (gifted)
I adore magazines. Good old glossy paper magazines.. the very same way I adore books.  There is just something about holding both in your hand.  Book Soup is by far my favorite magazine stand and book store in L.A.   Super cute and quaint.. and with the weather

Monday, July 1, 2013


I am officially addicted to Instagram..  guess if you are going to have an addiction this one is pretty painless.

I'd love if each and everyone of you would follow me..  it's a great insight into my crazy life.

If you are not on Instagram I highly recommend it.. Even if to just have a great way to document your life.. your family life.. your dogs life... And if you are not such a "show my life to the public" kinda person.. you can always have a private account.  I did for at least a year.  

Trust me .. you will look back at all your posts every so often and have some really great memories.

Anyhow I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.. Looking forward to the 4th of July!

If you want to follow me just click the link below

Follow me on Instagram... 

A little explanation of the Insti's above
1. Me being silly in stopped traffic.
2. My go to Denim on denim for the summer.
3. Getting my hair worked on by celebrity stylist Kiyah Wright at the BET Beauty Lounge.
4. In a Stella and Jaime Suit for Fashion Friday.
5. Hosting the Stella & Jamie shopping event with Sari Tuschman of Foam Magazine.
6. My new stiletto nails..
7. Birthday weekend casual feeling good.
8. Hosting the Wet n Wild Cosmetics Slumber Party at the London Hotel.
9. Red Carpet that the opening of the Leica Store in West Hollywood.

Instagram silliness.. I "Like"

Taye ;)
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