Year: 2014

Holiday Cheers

In two days we will all be gathered with our families to enjoy the holiday season. Can you believe it?! I am amazed at how fast time flies.  I love how winter allows us to put on layers of clothing.  We are able to mix textures, patterns, and colors all on one outfit. Let me say do not go over board with the patterns! Here is my representation of my holiday outfit in LA. Christmas in LA: there is no better place to feel the holiday cheer. All of the lights in Down town LA the music its simply perfection. Hope you all enjoy the beautiful holiday season.  I know I will I can’t wait for the tamales and champurado and of course to see my entire family. Merry Christmas to all, Follow me on IG Ligerlily18 to see my christmas adventure. XOXO Advertisements

Yellow Bow

Have you ever had an item of clothing that you’ve had for long time and just can’t seem to let go? Thats what I’m going through more than ever now.  I call it deniably-hoarding. I see all my items of clothing as a treasure, like a hunter catching its “prize” I too hang my clothing in a specific way: color coordinating, texture season.  All my items have been bought from the local Forever 21 to small unknown boutiques, and my favorite Thrift stores.  Its my world, at the end I want to be able to say “I’ve Hoarded the World.”  Each single item of clothing in this outfit is 3 or more years old and my gorgeous Oxfords are the first big fashion brand that I have owned…they call him Marc Jacobs.

Fall in LA

My love hate relationship with LA continues.  I love that I am able to practically wear anything anytime of year.  The fashion rule of not wearing white is thrown out the window. Why you ask, well because its hot! White is associated with cool weather. Being a Cali girl the weather is very mysterious.  Some days are very hot and some are a bit cooler.  With that reason we can get away with being a bit rebellious and wear shorts with our Doc. Martens during fall or wearing a summer dress with closed toed heels. The Down fall of my dear Cali weather is that I can not really wear gorgeous coats while sipping on a hot pumpkin latte to keep warm or enjoy a white Christmas, but I am content it.  This gives me an excuse to travel outside of the LA area this fall/winter.

Pumpkin Patchin’

Halloween is almost here literally its tomorrow! For me honestly I have not been feeling in the spirit of halloween.  One of the main reasons is because of this semesters schedule.  Going to the pumpkin patch of course uplifted my spirit of Halloween. I love seeing all the little ones dressed up in their costumes and them just enjoying the time with their family.  One of the main reasons I look forward to Halloween is becasue I get to be extra creative as far as my costume goes.  DYI is the way to go for me, there nothing more challenging then thinking of a creative costume and disguissing myself as someone else for fun!!  I hope you all get to enjoy Halloween.  I can’t wait to snuggle on with Penny and watch Hocus Pocus with a big bowl of popcorn. XOXO Charms of Penny

Apple Picking

To kick of fall (I know I am fashionably late to the party) I wanted to embrace the changing weather by heading with my Love to Los Rios Rancho for some good ol’ apple picking.  Let me start by saying yes it is awesome to pick apples; some of my coworkers think it’s lame, but I pay no attention to the little people.  I love that I am able to get out of the city away from the routine and just enjoy the beautiful weather outside.  All the red, oranges, and yellow gorgeous colors that are starting to show paint a perfect representation of a Monet  painting.  The cherry on top of this mini road trip was having a caramel apple. I am not going to lie this will probably top my list of favorite dessert.  Last year I had this glorious dessert and this year it did not disappoint, it was actually even better.  I think it has to do with my strict meal plan, that I do through out the week.  I don’t even mind that I …

La Cuesta Encantada

{Dress: Tj Maxx, Wedges: BCBG, Hat: Forever 21} This is the trip that literally took my breath away.  I’ll start by saying this: my photographs give no justice to the beauty of this location. The view of this estate was breath taking in one corner I was able to see the Pacific Ocean on the next I was able to see the mountains.  The castle was a place where all the top celebrities would come by invitation and stay a couple of days in this beautiful location, people like Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney were some of the guest that were privileged to be invited  to the castle.  As I was walking in the castle I was thinking of how amazing it would have been to be one of Hearst’s esteemed guests.   I dressed the part with my little white dress, you know and try to make it a little bit more special.  The dress reminded me in a way to the Roman era, one of the many themes the Castle held. My love and …

Peonies in the City

{Skirt: Forever 21, Top: Forever 21, Watch Marc Jacobs, Heels: Target, Bag: made for me by a local artist} Hi  guys it has been a while that I have spoken to you and let me just start by saying it feels good to post something new to share with you all.  I just started my last semester in College and it has definitely been a crazy schedule.  One moment I am at work  (early in the AM) and the next I am school. Its hard to keep up with everything from my friends to family.  I know that all this struggles that I am facing in life will be worth it.   I am one step closer to receiving my AA degree in business  and that is literally talking, by the end of December I will be receiving my degree. The city.  So many beautiful things to say about it.  Since i was younger I viewed Down Town Los Angeles as a hidden treasure.  Every corner brings something different.  From the Disney Hall, the art …

Come One, Come All to the Carnival of Dreams!

{Dress: Guess, Sandals: Marshalls, Earrings: Lucky Brand, Sunglasses: Forever21} My Summer consist of many outdoor activities that I want to partake in before summer is long gone. I mean why not? I love getting in my car and driving to a new horizon and not knowing what to expect or what I’m going to see.  The OC Fair is the quintessential summer destination  that everyone has to go to.  I love the bright colors, the rides, and I can not forget the food …everything is fried! As soon as i smelled the sizzling Turkey legs, I said to myself this your cheat day so go wild. I had a blast and this to me was a reminder I should not take myself too seriously.  I don’t know what it was about the Fair maybe it was the amount of sugar I had that day(I had the best funnel cake Sunday), but my inner child sure had the time of her life. I set a quote for myself: When the going gets tough never to forget I was once …

The Sea of Love

  {Top: Ay Que Vintage, Shorts: Forever 21, Sandals: Marshalls,Hat: Zara} This past weekend I celebrated our eight year anniversary with my love by surprising him to a ride/picnic  on a boat.   I wanted to surprise him with something that I know he loves to do.  Riding the boat by the beach reminded me of the movie Sabrina.  Its one of my favorite movies of all time, I imagined how she seemed so happy while sining the banana song and it was the moment when Humphrey Bogart’s character truly falls in love with Audrey Hepburn’s character… call me cheesy, but maybe I wanted to build that kind of romance with my love. I got a feeling of peace and serenity as we listened to good ol’ 60’s rock music in the open sea, from The Beach Boys to The Beatles.  I loved everything about it.  I wanted to embrace and show case the open sea with my outfit with a mix of the Caribbean.

California Girl

The number one thing I love about living in Southern California is the variety of beaches that are just a car ride away.  Besides the great weather year round, Southern Cali has the best destinations for mini vacations.  This past weekend I visited Manhattan Beach with my love and for the first time in a while  I was able to relax and enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the sounds of happy children playing on the beach.  Thanks to this day now I’m sporting a cute little tan.  By the way I never thought in my life that I would be able to rock a bathing suit the journey of fitness goal is very difficult, but I will not quit.  Second month in with just simply following a good diet and good exercise routines, I can’t wait for the upcoming months. I hope you all enjoy your weekend! XOXO, Charms of Penny