Category Archives: Chic Find

My New Friend

Say hello to my new friend Kathy (via ShoeMint). She’s badass and not afraid to make heads turn when she walks into a room.

Yeah, I just personified my new shoes. And what.

Livin’ at Home & Fallin’ Back with Accessories

As much as I love the summertime, I think fall is my second favorite season. The leaves start to change and it’s that time when you realize how quickly another year of your crazy life has flown by.

And so here is my latest “rent”…or purchases, if you will. As of lately, I’ve really been into accessories….hence the babies down below.

Asos Leather Satchel
ShoeMint’s “Jolly”
JewelMint’s Pomander Pendant
JewelMint’s Victorian Charmer Necklaces
Fresh Lip Treatment in Passion
Vince Camuto’s “Syla”
JewelMint’s Payal Belle Bracelet
Kimchi Blue Suede Platforms (via Urban Outfitters)


Why I’m Single…

Because no man wants to get hurt or cut, if they try to hold my hand…kidding, kidding…No, but seriously, see:

I mean, how rad is my new arrowhead ring?!

The Past, Present, & Future

Things have been beyond mad busy.  I feel like I haven’t stopped moving this month and it’s only the second week of August…but I wouldn’t have it any other way…And so I present to you a recap of shoes…in the form of the past, present, and the future.

If you know me, then you know I love to wear open toed-shoes to show off my toes (which look more like thumbs…but I’ll save that for another post..or not)…so it’s come as quite a surprise that I have been wearing lots of sneakers and flats lately…

The Past: a good ole pair of Chucks…nothing says classic American like these guys…They were originally a bright yellow but after being worn and washed SO many times, they are now the perfect shade of light yellow. These are also the one pair of shoes that I’ve had since I was 11…So wait, did my feet seriously stop growing then?

Next up, The Present: some cute lil sneakers from Urban Outfitters that make me feel all of 12 years old.

And my most recent purchase as of yesterday, which we will call The Future because A)I have yet to wear them and B) They make me feel like an old person…which is what I will eventually become in the future…Hey! See what I did there? Bought these loafers at Urban Outfitters while I was waiting for friends who were running late to lunch, oops? They are the though, the perfect shade for Fall.

Getting Nailed

Personally, I’ve never understood  a female’s fascination with getting their nails done…or did…whatever, which ever you prefer. For me, it’s always been a waste of time and money given that no manicure lasts on anyone for more than 3 days- no matter how intense your topcoat is…and acrylics? Oh no, don’t even get me staaaarted on those. I had them once for about a total of 48 hours the weekend of my Senior Prom and then it was over. Forever.

That being said though, I can admit that I am a total sucker for any at home DIY mani/pedi. Just ask any of the guys I’ve dated…A perfect manicure comes at the top of my list. Priorities, priorities, I know. But hey! You know I’m (kinda) right? Like think about it…an attractively cute girl with knarly nails or toes….#dealbreaker

Don’t believe that I’m a sucker for a good DIY mani? Here’s the proof. My at home nail salon:

And that’s just the half of it…oops. And so I present to you the latest member of the family….American Apparel nail lacquer in “Downtown LA”….Love love love the name and love love love the shade of red…It is just perfect and it’s actually my second bottle of “Downtown Red” because I used the last bottle down til it’s last stroke.

So what say you on this lovely Wednesday night? Have no plans…Perfect. GO.GET.NAILED.

The Perks of Living at Home, Part 3


For only $200 bucks…the price of gasoline to and fro work not included…

So, instead I bought this, and by this, I mean multiple things…because the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is currently happening…and I have no self control (an obvious one…)

And although I have never been good at math…I do know what this totals to:

A very happy Vaneza who will live at home…for (at least) another month.

Juicy Couture Medium Flap Front Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs “Marc Y Marc” Wallet

The Perks of Living at Home, Part 2

You can actually afford to buy new clothes…monthly, errr weekly (and unfortunately or fortunately daily depending on how you look at it)…Case in point: 3 new pieces. I love the simple femininity of the white dress, the sheerness/length of the black one, and how ridiculously soft the camel sweater is…I can see myself tossing that sweater in my car and putting it over practically anything and everything I’m wearing when the temperature in LA starts to drop.

[All items via Forever 21]

So given that that former perk is an obvious one (duh)…There also comes another…Having a stylish mom who cleans her closet (and not often enough as far as I am concerned…) and BOOM! One man’s trash suddenly becomes another (daughter’s) treasure. Mom found her vintage Versace belt…and I gladly took it. See:

How amazing would it look with the black number above? Very.

Newest Members of My Family…

And by family…I mean closet.

Thanks ASOS, you did me well…This is why I live at home.

A Vacation…Away From Home

I’m headed to Sin City aka las Vegas for the weekend…here’s what I am packing, just for the pool…don’t even get me started on outfits for the evening…

The essentials:
A big floppy hat (but of course)
Strawberry rosebud lip balm
O.P.I.’s Big Apple Red
H&M Leopard Swimsuit
La Mer SPF 18 Fluid Tint
Vaaarious ringers…because who doesn’t want ring tans!?
H&M Gold cuff

*Not shown: my copy of Vogue and my iPhone (duh)

Have a great weekend y’all…and remember kids…What happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas…THANK SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THAT ONE.

I Don’t Have an Internet Bill…

so I bought this pretty piece instead.

The Jacinda ring from DANNIJO is tough and girly all at once…For a little under 100 bucks, this beauty was mine. My younger sister tried to talk me out of getting it (our styles differ)…but I couldn’t resist…and thus was busted when my sister got to the mail before I did. Proof? Here’s our text conversation….

Regardless, I love it…and my finger is happy. SEE:

(From left to right: Dannijo Jacinda Ring, Urban Outfitters ring, vintage ring…Nail color: O.P.I.’s Monsooner or Later)