Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So long 2013

I think by now everyone knows I can't say no to flannel so lets just say I was a little too excited when I paired double plaid together one morning. This shoot was a lot of fun! Primarily because I was so comfortable in this outfit. In fact it's taken me the entire year to realize that I am so much happier if I don't sweat the small stuff, and learn to be comfortable with who I am. I'm ready to say Hola to 2014 and work on all of my wishes. That's right - wishes not resolutions! No one ever seems to keep New Years resolutions, far too serious if you ask me. Wishes however are magical things! Enjoy tonight and stay safe, Happy New Year!
OUTFIT: H&M Flannel, Topshop skirt, Steve Madden boots, Zara necklace

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

1 Vest, 3 Ways

The Holidays are a time for traveling, so when you're packing it's always good to use versatile pieces. I scored this Ann Taylor vest in their winter sale and can't stop wearing it! Here's just three ways out of the many that I have been styling it.
OUTFIT 1: H&M top, Ann Taylor vest, Topshop skirt, TJMaxx heels OUTFIT 2: H&M coat, Ann Taylor vest OUTFIT 3: H&M top, Ann Taylor vest, Levi's jeans, Target heels, Longchamp Bag

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Polka Dots - Ladybug Style

I have to give credit to my daughter for finding this skirt. We were scouring the racks in H&M and I agreed to try it on more so to humor her than anything else - the length plus pleats had a princess appeal for her. I remember bursting into a fit of giggles with her in the dressing room as she asked me to twirl around and around until the skirt took on a life of its own. It was that moment I was sold! I guess the princess fantasy never really leaves...The built-in mini skirt underneath adds some edge to the overall look and the high waist finally allowed me to be a little adventurous and wear a cropped sweater. The polka dots give this outfit such a fun vibe!
OUTFIT DETAILS: Nordstrom Rack cropped top, H&M skirt, Target heels, BCBG Fox clutch

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dark Days

Sleek leather leggings will take your look from day to night. Even with a flannel and vest the faux leather gives off a luxe vibe. I hope today is a great start to your week! xoxo Tasha
OUTFIT DETAILS: H&M shirt, Target sweater, faux-leather leggings, Rag & Bone booties. Jewelry - BCBG ring, Dogeared flower necklace and Rachel Roy colored gem necklace

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving in the words of 'Abdu'l-Baha

'Abdu'l-Baha is a man that I really look up to, the type of man that has made so much effort in helping others that you tell your children stories about his life. There are many things I am grateful for particularly my family but this quote by 'Abdu'l-Baha sums everything up perfectly. "Physically and spiritually we are submerged in the sea of God's favor. He has provided our foods, drink and other requirements; His favors encompass us from all directions. The sustenances provided for man are blessings. Sight, hearing and all his faculties are wonderful gifts. These blessings are innumerable; no matter how many are mentioned, they are still endless. Spiritual blessings are likewise endless—spirit, consciousness, thought, memory, perception, ideation and other endowments. By these He has guided us, and we enter His Kingdom. He has opened the doors of all good before our faces. He has vouchsafed eternal glory. He has summoned us to the Kingdom of heaven. He has enriched us by the bestowals of God. Every day he has proclaimed new glad tidings. Every hour fresh bounties descend." Have a great Thanksgiving with your families! xoxo Tasha Reference: Quote from The Promulgation of Universal Peace p.236-237 Photo Credit: Taken from @sincerelyjules instagram

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ladylike Leather

It's hump day which means a good number of you are dreaming about the weekend. Ladylike leather with a fresh hemline helps you get weekend chic ready. If you are not in Cali where the sun always shines you may want to wear knee- high boots instead of flats. Flat riding boots will maintain the casual vibe. Have a great day!
OUTFIT: TJMaxx top, Halogen leather skirt, Francesca's statement necklace, H&M cigar shoes

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My Fall Tea

The Fall season brings with it spices and sweets that light up my taste buds. In trying to resist all things naughty and thus absolutely fattening I have created my own tea mix! Twinnings is one of my favorite brands of tea and the Chai has a good kick to it. Add in a little caramel delight and there you have the ultimate balance of naughty and nice. Try it and let me know what you think! xoxo Tasha

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pleat Me

The easy movement of this dress makes me feel like I'm flirting with my surroundings! The wider pleats lend a sophistication but the details of the belt make a subtle statement. The chunky heel of my favorite Rag and Bone booties brings enough edge to balance out the softness of the dress.
OUTFIT: TJMaxx Dress, Rag & Bone Booties, House of Harlow earrings

Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm yelling Timber!

I love singing along to the chorus of Kesha and Pitbull's song; I'm Yelling Timber. Somehow in my odd way of thinking I always connect the song to a lumberjack and my favorite pencil skirt. Not wanting the pattern of my skirt to be too reminiscent of said lumberjack I mixed it up with a Phillip Lim sweater.
OUTFIT: Phillip Lim for Target sweater, Topshop skirt, Rag & Bone booties, Nine West purse

Monday, November 11, 2013

On Monday's I Don't Care

On Monday's I usually try to channel the Brady Bunch and be extra chirpy, but sometimes this is just too much work. With that said I'm claiming this as my 'I don't care' outfit - checkers and leopard, enough said!
OUTFIT: Target cropped top, TJMaxx shirt, Levi's and H&M flats

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Guess Who's Back?!

I've been going through a phase where although I still want to dress girly I also have this desire to be carefree and slouchy. Any shrink might say it's just an excuse to wear flannel once again - I can't help it...I'm obsessed! Tell me the truth - yay or nay to polka dots and flannel? xoxo Tasha
OUTFIT: H&M Flannel, Primemark dress, Steve Madden boots, Nordstrom stack rings

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

They call me Red

Richly colored berries always remind me of Fall and the nearing of Thanksgiving. Painting my nails in these luscious hues are usually the extent of my love for the berry shades, however these Dana Davis shoes I found in TJMaxx inspired me to wear matching tights (nylons as Americans would say)! What color tights would you wear with this outfit? xoxo Tasha
OUTFIT: Topshop dress, Nordstrom tights, Dana Davis heels found at TJMaxx, Nordstrom Flower stack rings

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FBI "All Aboard...LA's Fashion Platform" Fashion Show

The incredible architecture of Union Station in Los Angeles staged the "All Aboard...LA's Fashion Platform." An annual event to benefit Fashion Business Inc (FBI), a non-profit organization that helps designer visions come alive through education, business skills and employment.
Before the show started guests were able to mingle, enter a raffle and meet newcomer Kristen Randolph - the former attorney turned shoe designer! Randolph, designs detachable shoe accessories to enable women to have flexibility in their days. Check out some of the Red Carpet Fashions:
Rock group Nylon Pink had fun on the red carpet and got the crowd buzzed with their opening performance.
Singer/Songwriter Angela Mukul
Carlo Cudicini LA Galaxy Player
Red Carpet Interview with Annika Marks (The Sessions Actress): Polished Practical: What is it about a fashion show that makes you want to attend? Annika Marks: Fashion..."is an art form that I can't do" so it helps to come here. PP: Well you look great so how do you decipher what to wear when you go out? AM: I stick to what I like, but I love wearing Kevin Hall he makes beautiful clothes. ###
Christian Serratos (Twilight Saga) wearing Ted Baker
Raquel Pomplun, 2013 Playmate of the Year
Bianca Lawson, Teen Wolf Bianca Lawson looked flawless on the Red Carpet even if she did wear a dress she's had in her closet for years! Lawson was kind enough to stop on the red carpet for a little Q&A. Polished Practical: What draws you into attending Fashion shows? Bianca Lawson: Inspiration! PP: I'm in love with your clutch, who's it by? BL: Claire Vivier! PP: Do you like the style you wear when filming for Teen Wolf or do you prefer other styles? BL: I do enjoy it because the wardrobe designer on Teen Wolf is very collaborative. She works with you to feel and look good. ### Check back in this week to hear about the designers that rocked the runway! xoxo Tasha