COACHELLA DAY 1

I’m sure all of you know by know that it was just Coachella szn. (if its not obvious enough from the million of social posts) I went to Wknd one and it was so much fun!! I am proudly a Coachella veteran since my first Coachella was last year. Coachella is honestly a marathon and it’s SO important to plan for it. I definitely learned a few tips on how to make the experience better. The time and preparation it takes to get ready is really overwhelming, but the buildup definitely adds to the excitement you get when you’re actually at the festival!!

I would totally write a whole post on my overall experience of Coachella, but it would honestly be sooooo long, so I’ll just talk about my outfit for Day 1! Coachella might as well be a fashion show, people are dressed up in their festival gear, girls put together the cutest outfits, and everyone just goes all out! I honestly love it.

Anyways back to talking about my outfit. I was highly inspired by all the sheer pieces trending, including sheer dresses and skirts. I love the idea of wearing pieces that aren’t everyday, so I leaned towards this daring outfit. Keywords that represent me: SLITS AND DEEP V NECKLINES! I looked everywhere online for some sort of sheer maxi skirt, but was having no luck finding one I loved. I ended up fashioning a sheer maxi dress and having it sewn into this skirt. It’s from the Coachella collection from H&M. I’d usually NEVER buy something made for Coachella to the festival, but it ended up being perfect! The fabric has really dainty and cute details throughout including lace and polka dots. I hit up my talented friend/fellow fashionista/awesome designer + sewer Amery (link to her Instagram!) to fashion the dress into this skirt with a high slit. For the bodysuit, I found this studded deep v one on sale from Forever 21! Unfortunately it’s sold out now, I had to grab a large since it was only size left. I ended up having to alter and sew the whole thing to fit me the night before leaving! Anyways, I thought the skirt and the studded bodysuit were two very interesting and complimentary pieces to wear as an outfit. I sinched up my waist with a western concho belt and matched it with these western booties (which were way more comfortable than I thought they’d be)

Outfit Details
Skirt – HM
Bodysuit – Forever 21
Backpack – Pop Cherry 
Boots – Linzi Shoes
Belt – Forever 21

Photography – Geremy Magbanua 

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#PoshOnCampus

December has been quite a busy month for me. Finals, Christmas, and finishing up my internship with Poshmark, it’s safe to say I’m glad it’s over and now it’s time to move on to 2017! Before 2016 is over, I wanted to highlight the end of the semester Live Posh Party I was able to host as part of my internship with Poshmark.

First of all, if you’re unfamiliar with Poshmark, it’s basically an app where you can buy or sell new or previously owned clothing. It combines selling and buying fashion, but also is a social app. I’ve been a Poshmark user for about 4 years now! It’s a great way to make a quick buck by just selling some clothes or shoes in the back of your closest. Out of all the places to sell clothes, Poshmark is my go-to! Especially because it’s a safe and dependable platform. Especially for girls like me, that only wear clothes once or twice and never again! I love cleaning out my closet, ridding myself of unworn clothes, and finding new things to list.

You can find the app in the app store! Make sure you use my referral code HOPYC while signing up to receive $5 in credit towards your first purchase.

Anyways, this semester, I was fortunate enough to intern for Poshmark as their #PoshOnCampus Captain Rep for SJSU. Feel free to check out their website to learn more about the program here. #PoshOnCampus is essentially a college program designed to bring Poshmark brand awareness to our college campus. Every campus did different things in order to tailor the program for their campus. This semester, Poshmark worked with Bay Area schools, and I was lucky enough to work with 4 other girls on my team. We worked together to plan and host marketing events for our school, manage social media, and much more. To celebrate the end of our semester, we were able to host a huge live Posh party for our campus.

Even though I’ve only planned small scaled events, I’ve found it to be something I really really love to do. Our Posh Party was at SP2 Communal Bar + Lounge in Downtown San Jose. It’s a cozy and cute little restaurant with rustic features made it perfect for our little party. We had some custom made macarons from Macahhrun, a little macaron bakeshop that custom makes tasty macarons. She makes a the cutest little patties, and hand paints all the designs on! Food and beverages were served from SP2, too. All guests were given some goodies from our swag bags. This included some Poshmark goodies and some lashes and polish from Eyemimo, a local SF company that specializes in beauty. I’ve used their lashes before and love how light and natural they feel on my eyes. We also had a cute little display box for Eyemimo product samples that girls got to check out at the party. Other activities included raffles and a photo booth, where our guests can take home some cute photo strips. Overall, our little party was so much fun to plan and throw. Thanks to my #PoshOnCampus team for putting on this shindig with me!!

Here’s an quick little video from the party!

Trend Report from Qupid Booth @ MAGIC

Shoes, shoes, shoes!! I found shoe heaven in the Qupid booth at the MAGIC Trade Show. If you’re not sure what MAGIC is, feel free to check out my previous blog post from Day 1. I was totally overwhelmed with the amount of shoes on display for this upcoming Fall/Winter. I picked out some shoes that I thought reflect some trends to keep an eye out for during this upcoming season!

The Neutral Bootie

This is a personal favorite of mine. The nude, taupe, tan, whatever you wanna call it, bootie. Whether it’s closed toe, peep toe, lace up, heeled or not, this bootie will never go out of style! I loved these few booties shown here mostly for their effortless and versatile look. My favorite thing about a nude bootie heel is it goes with pretty much everything, plus it can give me some extra height.

 

The Strappy Heel

Simple straps have been all the rage for heels. I love them for their effortless and minimal look they give any outfit. Qupid has the Chester-12, which has a low block heel and a single strap for elegance. These are super awesome for dressing up or down! The block heel makes it extremely versatile for day or night. It comes in an ashy blue, taupe, and khaki, too! The Gladly-01 style has three straps, a look I’ve been seeing more and more. It’s a step up from the single strap shoe, but they share the same effortless fit and style! These are definitely a shoe meant for a night out. The Ara-12 is a bootie heel with some mesh and caging detail. I’m normally not drawn to this style, but I ended up really liking the mixed details.

 

 

Creepers
Sneakers are a back-to-school essential! The biggest trend in sneakers this fall is the creeper style! They’re highly inspired from Rihanna’s Puma collection linked here, but these Qupid ones are obviously an equally stylish pair for less the price! These high top creepers are only $24 on their website. I’m also loving these colors, especially the pink!!

Photography – Geremy Magbanua