Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fall Fashion Lookbook 1

Soon, we all must bid adieu to summer and welcome the crisp coolness of fall. With the end of summer brings many new things- a new school year, the end of a summer romance (HOPEFULLY not!!), possibly a new job, those jeans you haven't worn since the last storm in May, and those 100 degree temps that either leave us in the air conditioning or in the pool all day. Here is an outfit that i put together for fall.

I am absolutely LOVING the tribal print right now, along with bright colors! I'm also obsessed with Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale/Aria Montgomery's style! :)

P.S.: I think Wren is SO A! Who do you think "A" is?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Anastasia Cosmetics Open Box Haul

Hey guys! So this is my first video! I was SOOOO nervous!
The contest i won from Sephora via Twitter!:)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

OOTD: Rockin' Pink

Jacket:Wilson's Leather, Shirt: Unknown, Jeggings: Torrid, Earrings: Forever 21, Shoes: Payless

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Royal Style

So we all know our favorite royal, Princess Kate, has an EXTRAORDINARY style.
I'll be the first to admit that her style is perfect: classic, but chic.

Here are a few outfits that i created for a contest on polyvore showcasing her style.

These are just a few compilations that i put together inspired by her style :)

Don't you just love her?

Visit my polyvore account:

You can read all about how i'm becoming a stylist and attending FIDM in the distant future. :)
Liking my sets and commenting does help me with my dreams, so it would absolutely mean the WORLD to me if you did so! :)


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Recent Outfits

So the top two outfits are beach themed, or at least something that i would wear to the beach!

I've been at the beach camping this past week, so i've been checking the scene.
What's popular?
-Bike riding
-PINK Sweatpants
-Bandeau's (DUH!) lol
-Neon colors-especially flip flops
-White knit bathing suit tops

For me, i personally NEVER go in the ocean! I just like to lay on the beach and work on my tan, so it's safe to say that i never have a full on bathing suit on.

Great trend? Patterned/printed shorts! It's a fun way to add flair to any outfit:) 
This is an outfit for the Lenscrafters+Coach contest on polyvore.

I've had this dress saved into my items for a while and have been wanting to use it so badly, but just never had the inspiration! I finally saw these eyeglasses in the list of items and went immediately to the dress!

Whats great about this contest is that i actually am a glasses wearer, so it's great to be able to have some new inspiration :)

Me in my glasses! They're by the brand Bebe :)
(Sorry that they're sideways- i can't seem to fix them because there's an "error". Oh well... :/ )

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Pops!

So we all know that THE summer trend is about making colors POP!

This hot pink high low dress is paired perfectly with these tangerine sandals(which happens to be summers it color!). The necklace just adds a little more of that colorful flair we're aiming for! All in all, this is just a fun outfit you can wear to the beach, or a party, hanging out with friends, wherever you want to look cute! :)

I love this trend; it's instantly a way to make your day brighter, and here is a well known fact: when you wear  bright colors you are very likely to feel more perky and confident!
Wear a brighter color when you're feeling down and you'll be cheered up ASAP :)
 Great, huh?I know that i feel that way when i wear bright colors!

What is your fave summer trend? Write a comment below or e-mail me at
I love new comments and messages :) They make my day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

So as every citizen of the Unites States of America SHOULD know, tomorrow is the 4th of July!

Basically, for anyone who doesn't know because you don't live in the US, it's the anniversary of when we declared our independence form England. You can read this for more info :)

Anyways, to most Americans, the 4th means BBQ's, swimming, fireworks, patriotism, && spending time with our friends && family.

Here are a few outfits that were inspired by this oh so fun holiday!

The first outfit is something i feel most teenagers or tweens would wear. It is the more casual option, and would be comfortable to wear if you were going to the beach, park or where-ever you celebrate :)
 This second outfit is a more glamorous ensemble. Who doesn't want to wear a pretty dress? :D
This is my pick for the beach! A very simple && stylish outfit, perfect for lounging all day! Don't forget to bring the recent copy of Seventeen or Elle to read! :)

I'm going to pick out an outfit of my own, maybe i'll make a video.
I used to really be into making youtube videos, but since i don't have a nice camera, it's very discouraging!
My birthday is coming up soon though, so maybe that is what i'll get, who knows! ;P

What do you guys all do for the 4th? 
What do you think of my outfits?

Leave a comment below! 
Until next time, Layla ^-^ 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Trip Haul! :)

So guys, i'm back from my first trip of the summer!!!

It was an amazing experience, and i will cherish this trip so much

While i on the way back from camping, i stayed with  family friends for a few a few days after camping, and there grand-daughter happens to be on my best friends :)

While their, we went to Bath & Body Works, and they had a HUGE sale! :D

Here are the things i bought:

 Into The Wild spray, body was, and lotion :)

 2 new hand sanatizers,
aqua Blossom && I Love Shopping

 Carried Away lotion && Spray
 Charmed Life lotion && Carried Away, Sweet Pea, && Warm Vanilla Sugar body scrub

That's all i bought from Bath & Body Works! The full size bottles were all $3.00 (except for the lotion, which was $5.00) and the half size bottles were $2.00. The hand sanitizers were $1.50. SUCH an amazing deal!

The next few things are a blast from the past!

Since i was 11 years old, i've been collection the American Girl Dolls.I have 2 Just Like You Dolls, Felicity, Elizabeth, Nicki, && Samantha, along with numerous outfits, accessories, horses, furniture etc.
Well, imagine my delight when i was given these retired outfits :D

The last thing that i bought was a coat. It was freezing cold && raining, so i went up to a local thrift store && got this coat for $5.00! I love this coat so much and it was such an amazing bargain!

So those were the few things that i got on my trip! I'm going on a few more trips later in the summer, so perhaps i'll pick up some more things :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Creme of the Crop

So I don't know about everyone else, but I LOVE cremes & peaches for any season! In fall and winter, you can pair it with a cute black trench coat. In summer, you can just wear it light and free. Whatever the way you wear it, you are sure to feel dainty & girly!

That's one of the reasons why I love this color so much... What kind of girly girl doesn't like feeling dainty? :D

Some tips for creme:
-Gold is usually the best color of jewelry that will match creme. It just goes better with the color.
-Stay light. If you go for any dark color, go gray or black
-Pearls are a GREAT accent ;)

What do you think about creme?

(Psssst.... I'm on vacation camping so sorry for the super quick posts, but I'll be doing more quality posts when I get home)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Road Trip

So one thing i'm REALLY excited for is the road trip to the Northwest that my family (ok, well, my dad,sister & I, minus my brother & mother) take at the beginning of every summer! It usually lasts anywhere from around 10 days to a month, and it's exploring! :) We also bring my dad's horse with us!

We usually study western history, like the Lewis & Clark Expedition, The Battle of the Little Bighorn... you know, stuff like that. :)

One thing that people don't really know about me is that i am absolutely FACINATED with history, and that i love it! Since i'm a girly-girl, i guess it's hard to get past the fact that i have a brain... -__-Totally not my case!

The part of history that intrigues me most is the 1800's. So many changes were happening, not to mention the beautiful gowns that lady's wore :) I am OBSESSED with victorian dresses! I love travel gowns, ball gowns and tea outfits, especially after the civil war.

Anyways, I could ramble on and on, but I won't:) Do you ever take fun annual trips? I'll show you my suitcase eventually. :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Les Miserables: The Movie

So anyone who knows me AT ALL (& now you lol) that i love the musical Les Miserables! I've been in theatre for a while now, and usually us thespians have a favorite musical. While most of us like the newer, more popular musicals (like Wicked or Rent), this happens to be my favorite. 
There is just so much to the story; it's all about love, redemption, compassion, good vs. evil, etc.
The characters are memorable and you can't help but feel for them.(I mean, look at Fantine in "I Dreamed A Dream"- here she is trying to take care of her daughter and look at all the hardship she faces! && You CANNOT forget Eponine with "On My Own"! I'm pretty sure everyone has felt that way.) Not tonly that, but the book by Victor Hugo is magnifique! (He also wrote the Hunchback of Notre Dame). I encourage everyone to check out & read the book!

You may ask, who all is in it? The directer is Tom Hooper(The King's Speech) The lead Jean Valjean is played by Hugh Jackman (X-Men movies) , Anne Hathaway(The Princess Diaries), who plays the desolate Fantine, Russel Crowe (Robinhood), who plays the merciless detective, and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) , who plays the beautiful Cosette, who is Fantine's daughter. This is only a select few of the star-studded cast. I have great expectations for this move :)

One reason why this is being remade into yet another movie is because this is the FIRST time it's being adapted into a musical; no other version of this movie has been made into a musical yet.
I have been waiting for this for a LOOONG time! :)

Wanna watch the trailer?
Watch it here!
Like me & want to read the book BEFORE it comes out in December?
Buy on Amazon!

You can also look up the play on youtube; they have various versions from different theatre companies and schools, or also look up the 10th and 25th concerts, which you can find there as well. :)

Anyone excited for this movie? :D

This post was inspires by an excellent blogger, Shelby. She did a blog post on The Great Gatsby, but this is the same type of post , and even though it's not quite the same, i give due respect where it deserves it. :)
Check out her blog?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Summer!

 Hey guys, Happy Summer!

I have to apologize for lacking on posts, but i haven't been able to focus really on anything since everything has been going on. 

Prom was so much fun! It was held at a very upscale hotel about an hour away. I had fun spending time on the dance floor with all of my friends. You can find my vlog right here , So check it out! (I'm in the poofy purple ball gown!!) :D

The first thing that was preoccupying me was the fact that it's my senior year and i had to focus on graduation and senior activities. There were numerous practices that took absolutely FOR-EV-ER!! There were over 600+ people in the class 2012, so you could probably imagine how long that takes to get through the practice and ceremony! My mom-mom came down last minute from the East Coast to see my graduation, which was a pleasant surprise. I received my thespian honor chords (which was what i spent the extent of my high school career earning) :] .
There was Senior BBQ as well, which was more of like a water fun day because there were various water slides,squirt guns, and dunk tanks, etc water related toys.I didn't enjoy this  AS much because we were on turf (the plastic grass stuff) and my feet were burnt by the grass, which took most of the excitement away.

The actual graduation is a whole was a complete sticky, disorganized MESS of ULTIMATE CHAOS!! It was scary, even for me. I have never seen anything as disorganized as this, even though i went to a Jonas Brothers concert (which was a pretty decently organized event). People were so rude, and the venue we held our graduation at(which is a HUGE place) was completely sold out, which had never happened before.

I'm glad i'm out of high school. I felt so restricted on things i could do. Theatre + AP  classes really don't leave ANY time for jobs or travel, or really blogging haha. Not only that, but there were so many tragic events at my school this year, from gun threats to gas leaks(due to an "upgrade" to our school), and 2 suicides, a truck plowing into 9 students giving 3 serious comas, and a teacher fired for having a sexual relationship with a student. CRAZY YEAR! && honestly, the worst part is that this is all really random and fluke things. The school i graduated from was one of the top public schools in California, i don't know about it anymore...

    Before & Graduation 

But anyways, i'll get to the part you all come for anyways:THE FASHION!
Now it's HOT where i live. Now quite as hot as it is in the desert, but a few degrees lower. Most people wear tank tops and shorts, i (sometimes lol) included. 2 days after  i graduated, we went to the mall, and this is the top that i wore:

The purple racer back tank is from Target, and over it, i wore this colorful top (which is actually supposed to be a dress lol) over it, with a necklace my mom bought me a while ago. I love this top! It is so bright and colorful, PERFECT for warmer days. Brighter colors are also uplifting, so pull on something fun if you're feeling low!

I just wore a pair of denim shorts from Torrid and just some basic, black flip flops from Forever21, which can be found right here . 

What do you think? I have a few things i'm doing this summer that might take away from this, but i plan to stick to this blogging business. I love writing and sharing my style with everyone!

Until next time,
     Layla <3

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Outfit of the Day- Summer Outing

Sun Hats && Maxi Dresses

So here are two of my favorite things: MAXI DRESSES && SUN HATS!!!

Here is a look that can go from day to night, without much fuss.

For night, just grab a cardigan!

Dress: Marshalls, Sunhat: Target, Cardigan: Target, Bracelet: Forever21, Shoes (not pictured): Steve Madden sandals