Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Liebster Award

Who doesn't love awards right? Well, one of my fellow bloggers from has nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much Patty! You made my day and I'm so happy to hear you enjoy my blog! 

What’s a Liebster Award you ask? Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging. The tradition is to answer the 11 questions from the person who has nominated you and then nominate promising bloggers and tag them in your post. Also you will write 11 questions for them to answer.

Here are the rules should you choose to accept:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you
3. Copy & Paste the award to your blog
4. Nominate 5 blogs that you enjoy to receive the award who have less than 200 followers
5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog

My answers to the Questions:
  1. What is your nickname? Many people just call me Ale.
  2. What inspired you to start your own blog? The opportunity to share with others my passion for fashion. There is something amazing about using your style as a medium to share your personality and your mood with others. I hope to inspire people to think about fashion in different ways and appreciate how much people "tell", if you will, with just their personal style and self-expression.
  3. What do you think about the new bloggers? I believe every blogger has the opportunity to be successful. Personal style doesn't abide to specific rules. If it did, there would be no street fashion, fashion is a form of self-expression and the opportunity to share your view on it. All bloggers have something special to share and from my own experience, I can tell you that support from your readers is the ultimate gratification.
  4. What is the thing that you never do in you blog? I never write about politics, religion, or other controversial topics.
  5. Do you have your own camera? I do have my own camera and I have noticed that there truly is a big difference in shooting Outfit Of The Day photos with an SRL in comparison to a regular digital camera. If you plan to become a professional fashion blogger it is smart to invest in a good quality camera. At the end of the day, who would complain about tons of photos being taken and memories been shared? Cameras are the best way to keep and remember many of our special moments in life.  
  6. Where is your favorite place for taking your pics? I like to switch the location I decide to take my look of the day photos. I usually pick a place that inspires me to dress that particular way.
  7. Do you feel like a blessed girl? I have been so incredibly blessed in my life and even though sometimes I may forget the blessings I've been given, I try to cherish them as much as possible. Realizing the great things you have going for you makes life so much easier at the end of any day, it keeps you going forward!
  8. What is you favorite desert? I rarely crave desserts, but when I do I go for something very chocolatey or a frozen pie.
  9. What is your favorite magazine? Favorite magazine is Vogue, I love their fashion spreads!
  10. What is your favorite store? Favorite store would be Zara or Topshop. If I was able to purchase everything from their stores there's is no doubt I would!

I'm nominating:
Blush and Bangs: 
A girl you know:
Cut and Taylored
Sincerely, Truly Scrumptious
Up Town Girl  

My questions for you:
  1. Do you have any hobbies other than blogging?
  2. What’s something on your Bucket List?
  3. What color scheme do you usually use when styling your looks?
  4. What is a vacation destination that you would like to travel to?
  5. Weekend: Stay at home or go out?
  6. Favorite fashion designer?
  7. Favorite thing about Blogging?
  8. Favorite blog posts to write about (trends, look of the day, DIY)?
  9. What are the top 3 websites you visit daily?
  10. What do you appreciate most in life?
  11. Your favorite quote here:

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Warm and Beautiful

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I've been out of the loop lately but I caught whatever it is that is going around and was feeling under the weather for a couple of days. I'm now back and weirdly enough Southern California weather has been all over the place. The fall weather I just wrote about seems like it was just a tease. This week has been very hot which helps with my recovery but I'm ready for the cold to creep in.

This is an outfit I wore the other day while it was sunny and warm. I'm wearing a new denim dress I purchased at this boutique while visiting San Diego...there is just something I find so fascinating about cut-outs on shirts/dresses. Also, I saw the chance to wear the new apple green necklace I purchased recently; I had been having some trouble matching it with my latest outfits.

Hope you are all having an amazing week so far!

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Denim Dress: The Shopaholics Boutique (San Diego)
Flats: Steve Madden
Necklace: Ebay
Earrings and skull bracelet: Boutique in Fashion Island
Watch: Invicta
Orange Purse: Heavenly Couture boutique (Huntington Beach)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Love me some Arm Candy

Who doesn't love Arm Candy?

We all do, and I have been looking everywhere for some new bracelets to accessorize my looks. I was shopping at fashion island a week ago and I ran across these bracelets I just had to get. I also found these bright yellow earrings which will go perfectly with a new Lush jumper I recently bought and you will get to see the look all pull-together sometime next week for sure :)

Also, I just posted the bracelets I'm wearing today on my instagram profile so follow me if you'd like to check it out: @alexa_espinoza

Please share your arm candy photos with me, I would love to see them! <3

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Blown leaves in the wind

Hope everyone is having a great Monday! It's the start to a new week.. and fortunately, in Southern California the weather is slowly changing and it's finally starting to feel like fall! Hard to believe but I had started to get tired of the intense sun/heat and the cool breeze we are starting to experience is so refreshing. I will for sure miss the opportunities summer offered me to work on my tan.. but there's just something about fall weather that makes you feel peaceful, and wanting to curl up in a blanket while watching a movie! Also,  I get very excited to start wearing my boots, scarves and jackets. Hot cocoa..pumpkin patches..warm clothes..a change of wardrobe.. what's not to love?!

Saturday afternoon I spent shopping at South Coast Plaza, it was gloomy and a bit rainy so it was the perfect time to go shopping. I wore a warm Zara dress I've had for a while, with my favorite brown boots and my new jacket. Very cozy yet stylish outfit I love wearing as the breezy cold weather starts creeping in...

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Dress: Zara (old)
Jacket: Forever XXI
Purse: Coach 
Boots: I.N.C International Concepts (Macy's)
Watch: Invicta
Bracelet: Forever XXI

Monday, October 15, 2012

Til the night turns into day

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was very busy with work as I was working the Franchise Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center for 18/8. Now, finishing up my busy 13-hour Monday. But who wouldn't agree that life is better when things are busy, right?

A few weeks ago I went on a boat cruise through Newport Bay with a group of friends. I wore a new electric blue cocktail I purchased from a boutique really close to my house. If you live in Orange County and have driven through the Old Towne Orange Circle perhaps you've seen the Spotted Moth? Great store with really cute dresses and accessories! Make sure to stop by next time you are around the area if you haven't yet, I'm sure you will find something you like!


Dress - Spotted Moth
Shoes - Nine West
Purse - Express

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Friday, October 12, 2012

British Invasion - TOPSHOP

If you are into fashion you definitely have heard of Topshop, mostly everyone loves their clothes and I am definitely one of those girls. Nonetheless, for us residing in CA, Topshop had only been available for online ordering :(. Now, they have collaborated with Nordstrom, FINALLY venturing into SoCal & there was no way I was gonna miss this British invasion.

Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza has started featuring the brand and they had a fun and british-themed grand opening event to commemorate this. They had a London phone booth for people to take photos with and you were able to browse and be amazed by the trendiest clothing items. Sequin shorts, beautiful dresses, faux-leather jackets, so many items adorned with the spikes we all go crazy for. If you live in the area you have to go check it out. If you are on a budget beware because you will want to buy everything.

Below are some photos I took while at the event. I finally got to wear this beautiful turquoise pleated maxi skirt I've had for a few months, but had to alter. After the event, I headed to a rooftop bar in Laguna Beach and this was the perfect outfit to wear while sipping on mojitos and watching the sunset while overlooking the ocean :).

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Driving in Style - Newport Beach

These are some photos from an event I went to with some friends a while back but I hadn't had a chance to post. This time it was for the unveiling of the redesigned 2013 Porsche Boxster at the Newport Beach Porsche dealership. Great event, we got to see the new amazing porsche and also our favorite restaurant A Market was catering the event so that was perfect! Then we ventured to the beach for a fun day in the sun.

I wore a simple outfit, a flowery dress from Forever XXI I bought about a year ago, some beige wedges and my new bracelet and feather earrings. The bag you probably remember from previous posts, I have been making good use of it lately.

Also, I will now be blogging every Mon, Wed & Fri so look forward to my new posts :).

Hope you're having a great week! Happy hump day everyone! :)

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