Saturday, April 28, 2012

Feeling Lucky

Yes I am feeling Lucky to be attending Lucky Magazine's FABB conference.  Few years ago Lucky mag created their own blogger conference (Fashion And Beauty Bloggers) FABB.  It all took place in NYC, but this spring FABB is coming out west! WOOHOO!  I was excited to hear FABB was going to be held in LA this spring.   I got my ticket, excited to attend and meet lots of great bloggers along with industry fashion people.  From other bloggers post on Lucky FABB it seems to be an awesome conference.  So far the line of speakers is awesome, Zac Posen, Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Banks just to name a few, along with the editors of Lucky.  You will surely be seeing my post after the conference.  FABB will also be streamed live, if interested you can go to this link on Monday 4/30/12 (link here).  I'll be tweeting away as well so if you not following me, you see my tweets @cidstylefile and look out for hash tag #LuckyFABB

The Line Up (source)

Lucky FABB West in Santa Monica, CA 4/30/12
I'm off to get ready and figure out what to wear, FABB is hosting a few pre-conference events on Sunday.  You know the outfits are the main event at any fashion blogger conference. ;) See ya!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fashion Find: The Style Manor

When it comes to fashion we all know the accessories can sometime be the star of the outfit.  A necklace, earrings or handbag can make or break your outfit.  That's why you can never, ever have too many I right?  Yeah you know I am...LOL  Well recently the lovely people at Style Manor contacted me and sent some accessories to review. Style Manor is a new(ish) website where you can get a full set of accessories inspired by some of your fave celebrities.  For only $39.99 you get a handbag, a necklace, earrings or bracelet (3 items can vary).  Each week the stylist at Style Manor will feature 3 items, and show you how to style them with sample outfits.  There is no subscriptions, so you won't have to "skip"  if you don't want the items.  No memberships, and you get free shipping.  My favorite thing about Style Manor is you can buy the pieces separately.  If you only love the bag, then you can buy it or if you only love the jewelry you can buy it all individually.  If you love the 3 items then you get them all for only $39.99...sweet deal!

Definitely a site to check out if you love celeb inspired fashion/accessories.  This is the set I received from Style Manor for review.

It's a simple silver tone round earrings, and a matching multi-plate necklace.   I believe this is scheduled for next weeks selection (not sure what the celeb inspiration is), which changes every Wednesday.   You can look at the site and preview the current selection with out signing up, and before you decide to buy.  This weeks look is inspired by Zoe Saldana.

Current selection inspired by Zoe Saldana, you get all 3 for $39.00 (minus sunglasses)
Style Manor shows you how to style items for the office   
Accessories and bag styled for the weekend
I like the fact Style Manor gives you a new look every week, instead of only once a month like other sites.  The pricing is good for 3 items, where as other sites only give you one item for the same price or more. Oh did I mention you get free shipping too, can't beat it!  Most items are not high end but do look good for the price.  You should definitely take a look at Style Manor, you maybe surprised at what you find.

Style Manor website here & you can also find them on Facebook here.

*This post is my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was given product samples to review.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Favorites: Bright Colors

One of the seasons hottest trend is bright and neon colors. Every where you look, you'll see brights/neon in clothes, shoes, accessories and more.  Although I am not one to wear bright colors, I do love the way it looks.  You never know, I may surprise you one day and wear some bright colors. ;)  For now I'll stick to admiring other bloggers looks.  Here are some of my favorite outfits.

Jess from Animated Cardigan
Kiah from The Rez to the City

Nik from XOXO NikStar
Mercedes from Be Chic Mag

Carmen of Viva Fashion 

What do you think of the bright/neon trend?  Have you or will you try it? 

Please leave your comments and feedback, it's always greatly appreciated. Thanks.  Have a great weekend!  :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Want It Wednesday: Beach Cruiser

Have I ever told you spring is my favorite season and time of year.  I love spring time, not just because my birthday is in spring, but mostly for the weather.  Living in So Cal we have great weather in spring.  The fashion for spring time is also more fun and fab.  This week here in Long Beach the weather has been absolutely perfect...sun shining and warmer days have me excited.  I am especially eager to go for a lovely bike ride along the beach.  I live close enough to the beach where I can go ride everyday.  Sadly about 2 years ago, some losers stole my beach cruiser.  I didn't really get to ride it as much before it was stolen. 

Last time I ever rode my cruiser in March 2010, before it got stolen. :(

Now I want a new bike badly to enjoy the awesome weather and go for a ride along the beach. Dreaming of a beautiful beach cruiser like this...

Add a cute basket, a sun hat, fun sunglasses and I am ready to ride!

Hope your enjoying spring.  What your favorite activity to do in the spring time?  Leave me your comments and feedback, they are always greatly appreciated.  Thank you! :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Closet Shopping

I know many of you have been doing lots of shopping for spring.  Me not so much, for a few personal reason not really shopping this season.  The only shopping going on is within my own closet.  It's amazing what you can find in your closet.  For me there is plenty of clothes with tags still on them or things I simply forgot about.  So this outfit consist of a few items found deep inside the closet, frankly had forgotten all about...Oops!  Last week while compiling my Want It Wednesday post I came across a maxi dress from Louise Roe, she was wearing it with a chambray shirt and I really liked the look. You can see the video here from HSN.

The maxi dress is from last spring, but only worn once and the chambray shirt also from last season.  First time I wore them together and added a coral cami to give it some color.  Overall I was pleased with the look, it was perfect for a casual day running errands around town.

 ~ Olive Maxi Dress: Derek Heart Plus ~ Coral Cami: F21+ ~ Chambray Shirt: Unknown ~ 
~Sandals: Sam Edelman ~ Bag: Jason Wu for Target ~
 Look who I ran into in Long Beach,  Josh McRoberts from the Lakers. ;)

Have you ever had shopped your closet? What goodies have you found lately? Leave me your comments and feedback, they are always greatly appreciated.  Thank you! :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Showers...

Bring May flowers...or so the saying goes.  This crazy weather in LA has made it difficult to get dressed.  I haven't really done much lately, except go to the gym so getting dressed has not been fun.  It's warming up one day, then it rains another day and then its windy...seriously mother nature make up your mind!!  So today when the sun came out for a lil bit I took advantage to take some pictures.  It was a nice day at the park, besides the homeless man harassing us.  Well I thought he was homeless, because he asked us for money, but then he gets into his Lexus!  WHAT! Yeah it was funny the homeless man has a car, but I don't have ANY car right now...LOL  You had to be there. :)

Today I was trying to get into the spring mode and wear brighter colors.  Purple and green have always been one of my favorite color combos.

~ Top: Eyeshadow ~ Cardi: Torrid ~ Jeans: DKNY via Lane Bryant ~ Wedges: Clarks ~ Sunnies: American Eagle ~ Jewelry: F21 & Lulu's ~

How's your spring coming along? What colors are you loving for the season?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Want It Wednesday: Chevron Stripes

Stripes are always a favorite of mine, when shopping I always gravitate towards them.  This spring I am craving something a little bit different.  Thank goodness for chevron, they have the same illusion of stripes with a twist.  The v-pattern can be very flattering and looks chic...well in my opinion any how.  Chevron stripes can give you a fresh look for spring.  You can find these types of stripes in almost anything now.  Here are some of my favorite chevron stripes, definitely adding some to my wardrobe this season. 

Louise Roe Rio Dress via HSN

Olivia Moon Chevron Dress via Nordstrom
What do you think of Chevron stripes?  Will you be wearing some this spring?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Naya Shoes Contest

Hope everyone had a great and fun April Fools!  I thought about posting a prank on the blog, but thought you were all to smart to fall for it.  Naya Shoes recently contacted and asked me to be part of a blogger contest.  I've done a few bloggers contest, but sadly didn't win.  This time I said yes, because if I win you the readers/voters can win too! Naya selected 5 bloggers to style the same pair of shoes in 5 different colors.  All you have to do is select the blogger who you think did the best styling with the Naya shoes. Which I hope is gonna be me!!   If I win, my readers can also win a pair of Naya shoes.  Naya shoes are eco friendly and come in many great styles.  Even the 3.5 inch  Eternal wedges I am wearing were comfy to walk around in, and are really great quality as well. Hope you like my outfit the best and vote,  I would LOVE to be able to giveaway a pair of shoes to you my wonderful readers.  So please if you could just take  min and vote for me.  Your vote is greatly appreciated and I'm so grateful for the support.  :)

Spring is all about COLOR! Naya shoes' Spring 2012 Collection is all about choosing bright hues this season and launched the "Style it With Naya" Facebook contest to give you some color inspiration! Naya asked 5 of their favorite fashion and style bloggers to style a bold look using the 5 hues of the Eternal wedge – and I'm one of them! Check out Naya's Facebook page to vote for me [or: your favorite look] for a chance to win a free pair of Naya shoes! Just by voting, you'll be entered to win! They'll pick 5 random fans on April 10. Good luck!
Go to Naya Facebook page and click on Style It With Naya section (link here)  

Here are a few more pictures of my outfit that were not used for the contest. 

Naya Eternal Wedge in Coffee Bean
This is the actual picture used on Naya FB for contest. Its not my favorite, but you get to the idea! 

**Naya Shoes provided the wedge sandals for me to style and keep.  I was not paid for this post or to enter the contest. For official rules & details please go to this link

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