I always look forward to the 3rd week of every month…why you ask? That means my subscriptions to: Glamour, Baazar, Vogue, Elle and In Style come in the mail. I like to dissect each magazine from beginning to end on Saturday mornings (and take notes of course) on fun “do it yourself” ideas around the home, recipes and of course THE FASHION!


Magazines like Baazar inspire me to dress in a way that expresses “Me!” I love bold prints with stripes and neon colors with nude but I can’t buy everything I see in the magazines (I don’t buy the name brands; I find everything at a discounted price). So my magazine dreamin, inspired me to write this blog post today! Must have in my closet and yours:

1. A black boyfriend blazer is a must have in your closet! You can dress this blazer up or down. I pair up this blazer with skinny jeans and a cotton tee with some converse shoes for day wear and at night I switch the converse tennis with black pointy stilettos. I also like to wear my blazers going out with bandaged dresses or high waisted mini skirts, with boho tops tucked into the skirt.

2. A pair of dark denim skinny jeans are another essential of mine because they can be worn in any type of event; dressed up or dressed down. I like the fact that I can wear wedges, stilettos, booties and knee high boots with my skinny’s. You can also purchase skinny jeans almost anywhere; my favorite skinny’s are from:
-Wet Seal
-Guess By Marciano
-G By Guess
-Forever 21

3. A little black dress should have been #1 on my list because my little black dress has saved me at weddings, bachelorette parties, fancy dinners and cruises. Black is just an elegant color in my eyes and it can be worn at all of the events I listed above. There have been times that I just accessorized with a pair of diamond studs and my wedding ring and other times where I wore bangles and a statement piece necklace…that is all up to you!

4. A nude basic top can be worn for work or for play! I would wear this top, tucked into a high waist navy blue pencil skirt with nude pumps. Then for play I would wear pair this top with faux leather leggings with gold accessories.

5. Faux Leather Leggings will never go out of style! I love this look because no matter what you pair with these leggings; I ensure you will look and feel fabulous! I would buy these faux leggings at:
-Forever 21
-G By Guess
-Guess By Marciano
-H & M (Seasonal)
-Lauren Conrad Collection (Kohls)

6. Peep Toe Stilettos are my most worn pair of shoes in my closet. They are very versatile for any look you are going for!

7. A Gold Statement Necklace is an easy piece of jewelry that can complete your entire outfit. I would wear this necklace with any of the outfits I listed above. This necklace is $98 at Lucky.

And there you have it! The 7 essentials to a better looking closet that will make you feel fabulous!

Happy Sunday <3

Style on Ladies!

It’s the job that every young girl wants and dreams of…money, fame, fashion, clothes; being made up everyday. If you haven’t guessed it already…..its the world of modeling.

This past Thursday I attended the Chasing Beauty documentary. It gave a deeper look into the “ugly side of being pretty.” This documentary will premiere on VH1 in Spring 2013 but we were able to see the special screening early with Phoenix Fashion Week.

The models throughout the documentary were truly like you and me, each and everyone of them had insecurities, struggles and faced everyday challenges. One beautiful model said in her interview that she hated her chin and thought she looked like a horse. She was also told that she needed to get her chin “fixed.” I was truly astonished when I heard this, she was simply perfection in my eyes. (Shown below)



Behind the covers of Vogue and other high fashion magazines lie the rarely talked about stories….anorexia, depression and racked up debt. Those words probably wouldn’t come to your mind when you think of models and the high fashion world but this documentary dug deep into this world and uncovered the very unflattering part of being a model.

Each year thousands of young women arrive in Los Angeles with excitement and the dream of becoming a model and leave Los Angeles feeling ugly and unwanted by any agency.

In the end I thought this documentary was very interesting (and sad) looking through the eyes of a model. I give them so much credit for having such tough skin and dealing with daily struggles.



I love discovering new local designers throughout the valley of the sun and I was lucky enough to meet Alyssa Bird, the designer and owner of Regenerous Designs. Not only does she have amazing pieces but she has a great story behind them.

Alyssa takes salvaged textiles and creates handmade masterpieces. By doing this she hopes to show high end clothing companies that there is a sustainable solution to their regular contribution to landfills.

Her pieces are very versatile for any look you are going for and I love that there are various ways to wear her designs. If you are going for a casual boho look you can wrap this scarf (shown above) twice around your neck and pair it with a oversized tee and some leggings or boyfriend jeans.

This next design (shown above) is one of my favorites. Since I like to wear dresses I would pair this piece with a chocolate brown basic capped sleeve pencil dress and some knee high suede brown boots and maybe even add a delicate gold light weight necklace. The quality of her pieces are very precise and detailed and sturdy at the same time. They are great statement pieces that can tie your entire outfit together.

The designer also added necklaces to her collection. This piece is a princess cut basket weave necklace with a combination of black, knit jersey and multicolored silky spandex. All of these pieces are hand-sewn which puts a personal touch on every accessory created.

So please check this amazing local designer out!

Regenerous Designs
Alyssa Bird

Style on ladies!

It’s just another typical Thursday night around 7pm for me…sipping champagne and eating Hors d’oeuvres…….lol I’m kidding! =) I was lucky enough to be invited to Rolf Salon’s Grand Opening last night and had great company with me!


The moment I stepped into Rolf’s it was pure paradise; very sleek and colorful in the perfect places with a touch of glam! If you are needing an updo for an event or just want a fun signature braid in their Braid Lounge; Rolf’s got you covered!



(Love this model, Kimberly Lopez was my favorite look of the night!)

During his event; there were models dressed in silk, chiffon and crystals walking around his salon and of course I had to take a picture with one of the beautifully tiny model wearing Furne Amato.

Later in the evening we took a stroll to the Scottsdale Quarter and visited the Grand Opening and Collection Launch Party of Kendra Scott. Her collection is fun and colorful and can fit with any age.
Her color choices are my favorite; I feel that they could go with just about everything hanging in my closet. Throughout her boutique she has different collections in different sections all to fit a color scheme which works perfect if you are looking for a particular color. Whats also very cool is the “Color Bar.” It is the perfect way to style for a custom look you are going for….or even for your bridal party! It works with a television touch screen, you choose the piece and then choose the stones to go with it and then it is made for you while you wait. I think this is a great personalized gift for the person who has everything!

So in the end I had a great Thursday night that I would love to repeat every Thursday! Don’t forgot to check out Rolf Salon’s revamped location at Gainey and get a customized braid for $20 and also check out Kendra Scott at the Scottsdale Quarter for that perfect personalized accessory made by you!

Happy Friday and Style on Ladies!


If you are reading this and live in Arizona; you will completely understand my blog today….for the others….you are going to think I’m a dork!

Over the past couple weeks I have had a hard time putting outfits together for this FREEZING weather and when I say freezing; I mean 43 degrees (Don’t judge me I am a native here). But I am lucky enough to have amazing friends and we had our Secret Santa Party a little late this year and one of the presents I received from my secret santa (thanks Monica) was this Charcoal Grey thick knitted sweater from Divaz Boutique (Shown Below)
What I love about this over-sized sweater is that I am short enough that I can wear it as a dress (with leggings underneath of course). Over-sized sweaters have really been a trend this Fall into winter and I am in love with this trend!
This sweater has a built-in scarf which gives it a very fun and different look; I decided not to wear a necklace with it because it would then look to busy. That is why I stuck with my bold, silver earrings (from Wet Seal 2010) to compliment the look!

I am also wearing a black out long sleeve shirt to go underneath my sweater to add a bit of spunk! I love the cut outs for my thumbs! Last but not least is my fun, vibrant statement piece ring from Forever 21 that I try to put with every outfit because I love the ring!

So next time when you are walking by a over-sized sweater on the rack; try it on and I guarantee you will love it!

Style on Ladies!
Ro <3