Apr 14, 2014

LuckyFABB West/LA Fun

Happy Monday, loves! After a busy week, I'm back to bring you a recap of my wonderful trip to Los Angeles! I had the pleasure of attending Lucky Magazine's West-Coast FABB conference (I attended the New York conference back in October). This was my first time in LA, so I made the most of the trip! Check out some of my favorite moments below:

The Fashionesta Lucky FABB Lucky Magazine Eva Chen Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso Aimee Song Karolina Kurkova Nicole Richie Coco Rocha
On day one, I had the pleasure of seeing/meeting/hearing from some of the fashion industry's biggest names (top left: Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen with NastyGal founder Sophia Amoruso; top right: celebrity stylist Heidi Bivens, Song of Style blogger Aimee Song, model Karolina Kurkova, and Chen; bottom left: Chen and Nicole Richie; bottom right: Chen and model Coco Rocha).

In-N-Out Burger Santa Monica
After the program ended, I met up with an LA-based friend and we hit the town! I had In-N-Out for the first time (sorry, LA, Five Guys is better), walked the beautiful Santa Monica pier, and enjoyed the gorgeous weather, as it was still coat-and-scarf weather in NYC.

I had a fabulous time on the West Coast and I look forward to more California adventures in the future!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram @theFashion_esta for updates and all of my behind-the-scenes looks!


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Apr 2, 2014

"All This Time" - OneRepublic

Earrings: Aldo | Necklace: c/o Avon | Coat: H&M | Dress: Madewell | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Pour La Victoire
Photos by Quinnton Harris
Check out today's song here

Hi, loves! I realize that it's been a little while since you've seen me dressed up, so here's an outfit that I recently wore to the office. Have I ever mentioned that bordeaux/oxblood/berry is one of my absolute favorite hues? The shade of this dress, alone, made it a must-buy. Throw in that leather collar detail and, as you can see, I'm hooked!

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On today's song: By now, I'm sure you're all familiar with my undying love for Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic (if not, see here and here). Their songwriting and musicality are exquisite, and I am such a fan of Ryan's voice. This particular track tugs on my heartstrings, though, because I am a sucker for a well-executed love song. Enjoy. :)

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By the way, I'm heading out to LA today for this weekend's LuckyFABB West festivities! Be sure to follow along with my adventures on Instagram and Twitter @theFashionesta, using #TheFashionestaLA.


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Mar 31, 2014

Skincare/Beauty Update

Hi, loves! Today, I'm starting off the week by giving you a peek at the most recent additions to my skincare and beauty routine. I consider myself a pretty low-maintenance lady, so no matter how many products I may try out from time to time, it really takes a special one to be upgraded into my daily arsenal. Here are the latest additions:

1. Clear Complexion Tonic, Boscia $24 — This tonic mist has truly upped my skincare routine. I use it in the morning (after washing my face and before applying my moisturizer) and at night (after applying witch hazel and before my moisturizer). In the morning, there is no better way to wake up my face. It's so refreshing! Plus, the natural ingredients gently work to keep my skin soft and glowing.

2. Radiant Creamy Concealer, NARS $29 — This is the perfect concealer for me. A little goes a long way to cover any blemishes and just a dab on the lips creates the perfect base for those nude/soft-lip-color days.

Check out my entire skincare routine here and let me know: what skincare products have recently become staples in your arsenal?


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