Stripes For A Perfect Summer Day

Hello and happy Friday!

I hope you are all enjoying summer. It sure is getting hot over here! I am excited because soon I will go to one of my favorite beach destinations, and have been very relaxed from all the pool days that surround a California lifestyle. 

This was an awesome day which involved my favorite people, fun waves, with a super hot sun. I want to share this look with you guys this week because I am in love with the dress. It is so versatile, simple, yet has an unforgettable design. 

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It all started here, Balboa Peninsula. Well, actually the fun started on Balboa Island where we took the Ferry, my car included, and arrived at this beautiful, quiet location. So in love with the view. If you haven't visited Orange County, I recommend you do. It has such lovely beaches, restaurants, shopping, you name it! 

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This is a wrap dress as you can see, very lightweight fabric, perfect for these summer days. And the stripes, can I say I'm in love with how different this is. There are 3 different fabrics with different widths of stripes sewn together. I can't get enough striped pieces! Also, blue is my fave color, so... win win. :)

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And here is the back view. Very flattering waistband that adds to the design. 

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We made our way down to the beautiful beach. The waves were crazy, and yes I was prepared with a bikini underneath. I'm loving swimsuits under clothing as part of the outfit, or hidden, in case a dip in the water opportunity arrises. 

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These are the sandals I wore with this look. Yes, I am still in love with studded anything, plus it's a contrast of hard and soft with the dress that I love. I feel the dress is flowy, romantic, and flirty, and the sandals have a cool rocker vibe that completes the outfit for me. 

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The view as we walked down to the beach. 

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I also am in love with red now, so this door just made me smile. You can also see the dress with the sandals, just realized I was barefoot most of the time. You can also see some sand on my legs which serve as decoration. :) Oh! I'm wearing my jewelry designs, will upload close-ups next week! If you are in need of 18K gold treasures, be sure to check my shop out! 

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So this is the end of my post this week. I hope everyone has a super lovely and fabulous weekend with much needed good times and relaxation moments. 

Xx

Leu

The Perfect Black Skirt & Giveaway Winners!

Hello loves and hello to another Friday,

I hope everyone had a fabulous week. It was a busy one for me, but when it's around fashion and jewelry, I'm all smiles. I've been excited, preparing the giveaway, and I'm happy to say I will be gifting 2 of my designs. Keep reading to find who the winners are!

Summer has arrived to California, (well, officially in 4 more days 😎). The sun is bright and warm, that means my closet is shifting and being reorganized. I am also adding some pieces that I am loving. 

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I am very happy to introduce my new skirt which was welcomed into my collection recently. I was looking for the perfect black skirt and this was my favorite! It is perfect for the warm weather and the ruffle detail is so romantic. 

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I paired it with a floral crop top. It maintains the feminine feel and the off the shoulder makes it more interesting.

I have so many outfits planned for this skirt. I want to wear it with a white tank, tucked in t-shirt, and so many more options like a bodysuit, lace, oh the fun of getting dressed. 

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I love wearing it high on the waist, very feminine, and I am only exposing a line of skin which makes it a bit more conservative yet fun. 

The back is longer, and has lovely movement when I'm walking. You can't go wrong with ruffles and a playful hemline. 

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I am wearing black flat sandals and my favorite of the moment RayBan glasses. This is a more casual way of combining it. The skirt has a lot of a date night potential, but different shoes and top will come into play.

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And back to the giveaway.... And the winner for the gold bangle bracelet is............... drumroll........... @charlottelane77 Congrats! I hope you enjoy the bracelet and wear it all the time like I wear my bangles. You will be contacted via direct message in Instagram! Xx

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One last photo of my outfit today. Hope you enjoyed my blog post. Oh, wait! We have one more winner! Keep reading. :)

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The lace choker winner is............ another drumroll please................. :) @and_god_created_elvis Congrats love!! I hope you love and enjoy it very much! You will be contacted via Instagram direct message! Xx

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Thanks for visitng my blog and joining me in this fun week! Wishes for a fabulous weekend to everyone. See you next week!

Xx

Having A Pink Moment * Plus Giveaway Details

Hello loves and hello to a new Friday,

This week I'd like to talk about Pink. It all started with a pair of pink booties I fell in love with. Not sure I am much of a pink person, but I have been feeling great in this color lately. Pink is very feminine, so I combined it with black to give it a bit of an edge yet sophistication. 

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I love combining structured with flowy pieces. It's a certain playfulness that gives it character and interest. The jacket I am in love with. It's black with gold buttons. It goes with everything!

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The following photo shows the dress without the jacket which I love as well. It's a different look, and love, because of the ruffle fitted waist. I love a good dress which accetuates curves. The seam is a bit high waisted and would look great on many body types.  

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I'm wearing jewelry from my designs. Remember to visit my shop! A good piece of jewelry lasts a lifetime and makes you smile. 

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Here is a close-up of the booties which are guilty in inspiring this outfit. They are super comfortable, by the way. :)

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Last but not least, here are the photos of my giveaway prizes. The first is a bangle bracelet engraved with 7 lucky stars. The oppposite side has the words "La vie est belle" engraved in small as a secret message to remind you that every moment is special. It is a size 7 and is solid 14K gold worth 419.00. 

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And my organic, free-style, handmade piece. I made this one inspired by lace. You can wear it as a choker or bracelet. I use mine both ways. Here is a crazy story, I have a trunk full of jewelry and watches that I collected in my childhood and found a POP swatch in there! I removed the band and use it for this pendant. It's the beige with pearls on it. It was a match made in heaven! I wear it often, I'll snap a photo of it sometime to share. 

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The givaway winners will be announced next week on my blog post. You can always visit my Instagram for more outfit inspirations or jewelry, and some behind the scenes videos. :) 

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a fabulous weekend!

Leu

Personalized Denim Jacket From Day To Night

Hello Loves,

This post is about a denim jacket. We all have our favorite one, and this is just an addition to your wardrobe. It's not supposed to replace any other, just a special one to add to your collection that goes with so many outfit looks. Why is this one different? Well, it's personalized. I found a jacket I like, (one size larger because I love the longer and slightly oversized fit), looked for the perfect patches, and created my own original embellished jacket. Not too busy, just perfect for what I envisioned. 

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This jacket went from day to night easily. During the day I wore it with skinny jeans and a white tee. I had 5 minutes to come home, change, and go to my evening rendezvouz, so I just put on a black lace dress which made me happy and ready to go. 

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You can see throughout the post some of the patches I used. We all have those special emblems, figures, things we love. It's so easy to do this yourself and the options are endless. 

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I am wearing statement earrings that I love because they compliment my look so well. I'm loving large earrings, specially vintage at the moment. My mother was a jewelry designer in the 90s and I am so lucky to have some of her pieces that I can wear. It's the original and different pieces that I love. Have fun with it and please, don't be afraid to be different! It's what makes you special. 

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A close-up of my hairdo, earrings, and some patches to say good-bye for now. I wish everyone a fabulous weekend full of art, design, and fashion along with champagne toasts or tequila shots which are great too ;)

 

Xx

Leu

Different Ways to Style A Kimono Jacket

Hello again loves and thank you for visiting my style story,

The first photo is where my look began today. I love a black bodysuit, it is my blank canvas, and I layer up from there.

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I purchased this kimono a few weeks ago and I am so happy to wear it. It is the perfect lightweight fabric for Spring/Summer weather and some of you know I love jackets! Here I am wearing it over the black bodysuit and jeans. Very easy outfit that will always look put together. 

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The following picture shows how versatile a good kimono jacket can be. Here paired with a lace maxi skirt. I love the look and mood of these pieces put together. This skirt was purchased in one of my favorite beaches, Tulum, love having pieces that bring back good memories.

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Different view of the lace and kimono look. In love with it, even though it is a print, it is subtle enough to combine with many pieces.

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I truly like romantic looks. This is one of my favorites from today. Wearing a black tulle skirt and a lace top combined perfectly with the jacket. I feel the look is complete and fabulously finished.

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Back to basics, wearing it with jeans and layering with lace. I love outerwear, I have been wearing since I can remember. If you are on the lookout for a new kimono or blazer, look for a little length and if it's a print, a subtle one is good so it can be combined with so many options.

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Thanks for visiting my blog and wishing a happy weekend to you all!

Leu

Conservative Yet Feminine

Hello again and happy Friday,

This week's post is about yesterday's look, I wanted a conservative look, but still wanted to look and feel feminine. I am wearing many of my favorites, navy color, black skirt, embroidery, and florals. This blouse was welcomed into my collection not so long ago. It's a statement piece and I love it. Why? First of all those sleeves, so original, the color, and the pleating, just fits woman's curves so well. 

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Embroidery appears again and again. I love it, an intricate detail with a lot of personality. I'm crazy about florals, all-over print, or just a small detail, it's so feminine. 

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This silhouette worked because of the figure hugging mid section, balancing the flowy sleeves and flared hem. The skirt is a very loved one from a French store that has weight, is fitted from waist to thigh, and just shows the perfect curves of a woman. 

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Don't forget to always wear your jewelry! I have always been a big fan of stacking and having those special pieces with you at all times. They bring memories, and just look fabulous. If you are in need of any jewelry, please visit my shop here on my website. Follow the gold sign...

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As promised I am going to end my post with a natural product I decided to try. I actually just started using it, but I could tell a difference after trying it once. (a small one, but it's just the beginning) This is about teeth whitening, I am afraid to do anything at the dentist's office, so I decided to try this instead: - Nature's Way Charcoal - capsules; you open one, drop the powder on your toothbrush, and just brush like you normally would. (I should make a video, it's crazy to see yourself with everything inside your mouth black! Someday I will, 😀) After brushing for a minute or so, just rinse and then brush with your regular toothpaste. You will notice a slight difference, and the more you use it, the lighter your teeth will get. I will try to do it daily for a couple of weeks and let you guys know about the results. I bought the capsules at Wholefoods, I'm sure any health store will carry active charcoal. 

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend. Wine glasses cheering and music vibrations for good times ahead, for all my loves, thank you for visitng my blog!

Leu

Stripes, Wide-Leg Pants, & Leather Jacket

Hello weekend and a big hello to the lovely people who are following my style story,

Here we are again on a Friday, and another photo of my outfit that I'd like to share. Time does go by quick, but we are yet to feel hot sunny days. Since the weather has been hot/cold lately, even had some rainy days which I love, I feel in a transition state, meaning I get to wear my favorite leather jacket! Underneath I am wearing a black bodysuit which doubles as my bathing suit in case of a sudden pool or jacuzzi party arrises. :) But the jacket was added spontainiously because well, the beautiful weather. 

My new obsession are wide-leg pants, but a very wide flare that changes the whole silhouette. I do wear bell bottoms, but that's a whole different look from what I am talking about now. Wide-leg pants can be cropped, personally I prefer floor length, and for me that means slightly cleaning the floor with them. Any shorter I feel I am ready for a flood. If it is cropped, so be it, that is the look, and I do like it, but long leg is, touching the floor long. 

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I am trully loving the pants I wore this day. First of all, they are high waisted, giving a feminine touch to my silhouette. Second, they are blue and white striped. I feel everyone needs something blue and white striped now, be it a dress, skirt, or whatever you want to incorporate to your look. Lastly, they have slits on the sides, very cool detail I must add. 

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I complimented my look with my platform/wedge strappy black sandals. I love the contrast of colors, and the whole look is casual yet with style. I am wearing a black rope belt reminding me of summer sailing days. I don't sail, but it reminds me of that. It just feels like the perfect accessory the pants could have. 

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Now who doesn't love a good leather jacket. This post was not supposed to be about it, but somehow I like it so much that I am wearing it and talking about it. It is fitted, love it over almost anything, and that soft and hard contrast I get, just makes me happy. I love mixing my fabrics, adding texture, and wearing one simple piece underneath it all. 

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Wishing good times and magical moments this weekend to you all!

Leu

Let's Talk About Florals

Hello Friday and hello loves!

I wore this 2 piece last week to a lunch date with friends in Newport Beach, California. It was one of those warmer days that inspired me to wear something I think we all need now, florals. I especially love this skirt and top because it's a bit asían, a bit vintage, kind of like a 70s floral print wallpaper, in a simple, yet new way of wearing them. 

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I am loving these new pieces because I can wear them together as a dress, or apart. Can't wait to wear this top with jeans. Flowy floral tops are an easy outfit starter, especially loving cropped ones as well. Get dressed inspired by your floral piece, and don't be afraid to mix or add another print.

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It's Spring, there can still be chilly winds coming your way. I found my embroidered trench in the car and threw it on. Don't be afraid to combine prints. It worked and I was comfortably warm. 

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Fabulous weekend, fun wishes, and adventure dreams,

Xo

Leu

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Outerwear, embroidery, & florals

Happy Friday Loves!

I decided to add a new blog post every Friday, I'd love for you to visit my blog weekly before the weekend.  You can also message me for any fashion advice! Have an event or night out coming up? As a stylist, giving advice makes me happy, especially when my customers feel great and let me know it! 

As per last blog post, you know I love outerwear, and the satisfaction I feel when my look is complete. I believe a must have piece in your closet is a good trench coat. I love this embroidered floral one because it has a touch of color, embroidery, and personality which many of us love. Another detail to notice is the color, tan is very versatile and great to have this season (it's a classic). I have a plain light tan one, so I went for a fun, intricately embroidered one this time. 

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Pencil skirts are awesome because they go with everything. Put one on, add a tank, t-shirt, or blouse, and finish off with a cool trench like this and you are done. Don't forget jewelry, that's part of your signature style. If you need new pieces, take a look at my jewelry designs for sale here on navylion.com. :) I am carving new waxes, creating new designs, which will soon be here for sale. Some pieces are one of a kind and get sold before I upload them to the website, but I will try to photograph them ASAP and share with you lovelies. 

The next photo shows the belt tied in the back. I like an open trench that just falls at the sides. I think I am having the belt loops removed, or not, and keep tying them back which does give a curvier shape to it, which is good too!

Happy weekend! Time for relax, wine, and good times! 

Xo

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Hello first blog post

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Hello! Hola! שלום! Salut!

I love languages and speak 3 and a half. Half of French because I forgot most of it the years following my move back from Paris to Mexico City. I will eventually take some classes to refresh my memory, and write in the languages I speak, (this is another passion of mine). It would be fabulous to move to as many countries as I can and leave only when I have learned the language, culture, and cuisine. But for now I will begin my words in English :)

I was waiting to build a story around many photos to transmit my idea of what I believe the style for the moment should be. I can wait for everything to be perfect, or I can just say hello and speak my mind in a spontaneous way. Yes, I think that works better for me because that is my personality. :)

I am excited to share my thoughts about personal style and hopefully inspire as many people as I can with what I was born with. We all have unique qualities, and are special in different ways. We are born with talents that we must share. Like the saying goes, don't die with the music inside. What?! Forget about dying! LOL Let's talk about how good life can be when we look and feel good in our clothes!

Better late than ugly.... This made me laugh. I agree.... I don't like to leave my house until I love what I am wearing.

So it's time for some fashion advice! Based on the photo I am sharing, I totally suggest lace. It can be a lace tank, tshirt (long or short sleeve), dress, or even a bomber jacket! I love lace peeking out somewhere. It's a romantic surprise that's in the detail. My other suggestion this week is..... EMBROIDERY! I love love anything embroidered. The choice is up to you my loves. Let your imagination go wild, now it's all about having fun with it. Whether an embroidered corset, jeans, jacket, choker.... Aaaaaa the pleasure of wearing art, I love it. So that's all lovelies! :) Oh, I am forgetting an important piece that I am usually, almost always wearing.... A jacket, coat, blazer, duster, cardigan, etc. It gives me the pleasure that my outfit is complete. An excuse to add color, detail, texture, or all the above. It makes you look polished, and I love a complete look. 

Thank you for your attention into my world of things that pleasure and satisfy my being and hopefully yours too. A destination of fashion inspiration, unique style, and my designs coming to life in gold and diamonds. I design jewelry too.... ;) Exciting moments when jewelry and fashion collide....  I consider each item of clothing like an art piece to add to my collection. Same with jewelry, pieces of art to adorn oneself, and last forever. :)  

Cheers loves and happy week! Xo