Nine West

CI: My Favorite Suits, The Bargains & The Gains.

This post is all about keeping the workplace fashionable, and on a budget!

I enjoy bringing my style to each new workplace that I get the honor of gracing daily. On the days that I decide not to be lazy, I like to bring out the big guns — i.e. the suits!

I love a good suit, but I cannot lie, they are super expensive. As a longtime student (well, not anymore) I am constantly and probably forever, ballin’ on a budget.

So post is all about the Steals of Deals that I’ve acquired over time, and the mixes and matches that I’ve made out of them.

Blazer: Black Label by Evan Picone (regular $74.00, sale $39.99)

Trousers: Worthington

Shoes: Nine West (on sale $14.99)

I know this isn’t a full suit, and but a couple of separates. But, I mean, look at the combo! The blazer gives me complete Clueless vibes and the shoes are red hot. I love this combo especially the pants which have a solid crease down the middle.

Now, call me old school, but I still love a crease, and if my pants come with one

Two Piece Suit: Le Suit (regular $120, sale $54.99)

Shoes: Mix No. 6 (DSW $49.99)

This number is a sleeveless dress and a 3/4 sleeved blazer. I love the white accents on the suit and I think that they make the suit look super chic and sophisticated.

Suit: Zara — Tuxedo Suit; Blazer and Trousers sold separately ($150.00)

Top: Worthington

Shoes: Mix No. 6 (DSW $49.99)

This is definitely my favorite look from this post. I LOVE THIS SUIT.

I honestly call this one my Special Occassion Suit and I have only worn it once. This beauty has silk lapels as well as a silk tuxedo line down the sides of the trousers.

The trousers are high waisted and fit perfectly. Every time I put this suit on I feel presidential! I believe that everyone needs at least one of these badboys in their closet.

Now this suit was a gift from my Aunty Kim, so I honestly cannot tell you where it came from, but I mean, look at how cute these pleats are!

This suit is the perfect summertime outfit and I definitely enjoyed dressing it up like a was a girls scout. The top is Worthington and The Shoes are Old Navy.

Casual Friday anyone?

These fun, high-waisted and whimsey trousers are perfect when paired with a tucked-in top to show off the bunches and bow at the top. They are the epitome of a Casual Friday piece with huge pockets and a comfortable fit.

The Top: Worthington

Shoes: Nine West


As you can see, I’m into the same brands and labels because they are the brands and labels that I have found to be affordable, comfortable and very fashionable.

Literally anyone can be a fashionista! And you can do it on a budget.

Style, however, is a different story. I thoroughly enjoy my style, and, based on the compliments, others do too!

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this workweek worth of style and the little peek into my closet. There’s plenty more to come!

XVIII: Seattle!

As promised, Let's Be Breef has chosen travel locations for the year and now, we are checking them off of the list. This week, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting a friend during a beautiful stay in Downtown Seattle!

I will admit that it is difficult to capture moments and locations while also trying to live in each moment, but I did my best! Here are a couple of photographs of my visit to Seattle. 

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Flying into Seattle is absolutely stunning!

Although I essentially left behind the sunshine and cool breeze of California for the clouds and frigid cold of Seattle, the sunrises and sunsets that you get make all of the cold worth it. 

Thank you, Southwest for flawless travels even in light of a couple of delays. They worked overtime to make sure that everyone made it to where they were supposed to be within good time. 

The Westin - Seattle (28th Floor) 

The Westin - Seattle (28th Floor) 

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Seattle is such a food hub!

But, there would be no food without amazing chefs. 

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The Crumpet Shop

1503 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

As someone who literally collects Starbucks cups from every city, state, and country that she visits, there was no way that I would come to Seattle and  not  go to the first Starbucks ever!  This Starbucks is located centrally within the Pike Place Market and is surrounded by plenty of delicious bread stands, ethnic cuisines, and cheese! Lots of cheese! 

As someone who literally collects Starbucks cups from every city, state, and country that she visits, there was no way that I would come to Seattle and not go to the first Starbucks ever!

This Starbucks is located centrally within the Pike Place Market and is surrounded by plenty of delicious bread stands, ethnic cuisines, and cheese! Lots of cheese! 

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Seattle, the city of love.

I have never seen so many people excited to buy bouquets of flowers for loved ones. Everywhere you turn and every market that you enter has a wide assortment of fresh flowers! 

This is unique, for me, because I do not see many people that do little things to make others happy here in Sacramento.

When I do things for others, they either end up confused as to why someone is so nice and thoughtful, or filled with guilt enough to make them want to buy me something in return.

Can we bring back thoughtfulness, or should I just pack up my belongings and head to Downtown Seattle now? 

My Seattle Playlist on iTunes. 

My Seattle Playlist on iTunes. 

Tati | Alexis | Bree   From Cabo to Downtown Seattle! Traveling brings many together and, for this union, I am forever grateful!   @Yoga_Warrior_Goddess 

Tati | Alexis | Bree

From Cabo to Downtown Seattle! Traveling brings many together and, for this union, I am forever grateful! 

@Yoga_Warrior_Goddess 

So long, for now, Seattle. I will definitely be returning.

So long, for now, Seattle. I will definitely be returning.

XV: So You Went To The Barrister's Ball?

This past weekend, the students of McGeorge School of Law took a break from studying, reading, and crying to dress up and pretend to have a life! The night was filled with laughs, food, friends, dancing, and of course, a ton of pictures. 

This week, I am sharing some of my law school babes with all of my readers! I hope you enjoy!

I am so proud of the beautiful and handsome people in these photographs (and those that I missed). Law school is no easy feat and yet here you are. You are working hard to make a name and reputation for yourselves while attempting to maintain some sort of a personal life. 

I admire each and every one of you. I watch many of you study on lunch breaks while working full-time; I watch you workout after 13 and 14-hour days; and I watch each of you support one another. As hard as it is, I encourage you all to enjoy these moments and enjoy each other. A couple of years from now it'll all be over and we'll be wishing for a Barrister's Ball to take our heads out of our work! 

With this, I hope that Barrister's Ball was as memorable for y'all as it was for me!

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
— Peter Pan