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Travel Diary: My First Experience In San Antonio

October 25, 2016

As you guys know from the previous Blog, we spent a couple of days in San Antonio two weekends ago. Since it was my first time visiting the city, Matin decided to get us a room on river walk area.

To start off, Marriott staffs welcomed us warmly and upgraded our room to one of the best available ones at the time. The room itself was absolutely beautiful and spacious with an amazing view of the city and the river walk. I couldn’t resist to share the photos we took on the first day of our small trip filled with big memories with you.

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel‘s amenities were absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, since my beau can’t go swimming or spa for at least a year, we didn’t get a chance to use them this time. We had such a great experience that we decided to always stay here when we like to be around the river walk area.

P.S. Excuse the quality of the pictures due to our lack of equipment for indoors photo shooting.

San Antonio Riverwalk

Alice And Olivia Dress

San Antonio Riverwalk

Alice And Olivia Dress

San Antonio Marriott Hotel

For this look, I chose a fall appropriate color dress while it was still wearable in warm long nights. You guys know how much I like wearing the A-line skirts and dresses all year around. I mean who doesn’t like the fun and flirty demeanor and the illusion of a slimmer and taller body. These types of dresses that flare out slightly are ideal for balancing out broad shoulders. Also, a fit-and-flare dress plays up the thin waist and small upper body, while minimizing the hips and thighs. I adore the color of this dress with the little shimmer to it, which makes it appropriate even for holiday season.

Fall Lookbook

YSL Tribute Shoes

I prefered wearing minimal accessories and very high heels for this look since the dress was the center of the attention. To wrap up the look, I wore my favorite mustard platform heels and a red clutch to make the red lines on the dress pop out.

San Antonio Marriott Hotel

I Was Wearing:
Alice and Olivia Dress, Sold Out, Similar, On SALE
Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals, Old, Similar 
Nordstrom Red Clutch, Old, Similar 
Fashion, Shopping, Travel, Trend

Look Of The Day: Comfortable With The Velvet Trend Crush

October 18, 2016


I hope you had an amazing weekend and having a great week. Matin and I had an incredible weekend! As most of you guys know, from the Instagram posts, we spent our weekend in San Antonio. It was my first time going there and I must say, I was in love! I really enjoyed eyeing all the beautiful historical buildings and churches around the city. This time, we aspired to stay in the heart, center, of San Antonio, the River Walk. All the tree lights and little restaurants around the river made our night stroll magical. We decided to shoot this blog pictures by the river and share a little beauty of it with you guys. I hope the pictures courage my Texan loves to consider having a romantic weekend there soon because we all Need it.

Velvet Trend 2016

It’s officially velvet season. I must say the fabric is trending more than ever this season, and we have tons of great options. Anything velvet you name is Big, and I’m one happy camper. Although too much velvet carries visions of A Christmas Carol, when worn correctly, the rich texture enhances a warmth and sheen to the look. Velvet can easily elevate an outfit from simple to stylish while it’s the most comfortable garment on your body.

street style velvet look

fall trend look

Nothing would strive a great pair of velvet pants. For this look, I chose this comfy crop pants and paired them with a bodysuit since it is still 90 degrees in Texas. I fell in love with the color, and I could see myself wearing them in different styles this season. After all, versatility is key in a garment. I can easily wear the pants with a t-shirt, crop top, or bodysuit in warmer weather, and still manage to look fall appropriate with the help of warmer tune colors. It would also look great pairing the pants either with oversized sweaters and tops or with fitted long sleeves and turtleneck tops in colder times of the season.

velvet trend 2016

I always enjoy having the option of wearing a belt in some looks, so I decided to wear a belt in some of the pictures to show the difference between having it on or not. Since I love mixing silver and gold together, I chose the buckle of my belt to be silver even though my shoes and accessories were gold.

zara velvet pants

I wrapped up my look with my favorite Strap heel Sandals and burgundy bag to match the bodysuit. Wearing these types of pants with a pair of cute booties always been stylish as the weather gets colder.

I hope you guys enjoyed this look!

I was Wearing: 
American apparel Bodysuit
Zara Pants 
Salvatore Ferragamo Belt, Old, Similar
Stuart Weitzman, Sold Out, Similar
Alexander McQueen Bag, Sold Out, SimilarSimilar


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Lifestyle, Travel

Hidden Gems in San Francisco

June 13, 2016
Happy weekend beautiful people. As you guys know from the previous post, I’m still in Northern California visiting my family. I must say I was lucky enough to live in San Francisco for seven years, and still get to go there at least every two months to visit my parents. Even though, SF is geographically only 49 square miles, it is such a “huge” city in terms of attraction and amenities. My family and friends who are not from California always ask me where to go when they visit San Francisco. I always try to write down the common places they can visit when they go there like Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, Union Square, China Town, Financial District, Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, Alcatraz, North Beach, and Lombard Street. Since these places are very common to visit, I will not mention them in this post, but instead I would like to recommend some of the hidden places in the city that I’m obsessed with. Keep that in mind these places are not all the attractions, so that means there are lot more places to go in the city beside the ones I’m mentioning here.
Okay, now let’s jump in to it:
  • The 16th Ave Stair Case

16th ave staircase San Francisco

This staircase is 163 steps of mosaic tiles, hidden in the sunset district of San Francisco.
  • Defenestration 


Furnitures have crawled out of the vacant Hugo Hotel at Sixth and Howard.
  • Land’s End 


It has the most amazing view of the pacific ocean.
  • Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection 

Camera obscura san francisco

Based on 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci, which produces 360 degrees of spectacular live Images of the Seal Rock area.
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco carnivorous plants Nepenthes pitcher plants- beautiful killers

SF Consevatory of flowers

This greenhouse and botanical garden was built in 1878. It houses a collection of rare and exotic plants.
  • Albion Castle 

Albion Castle

A 140 year old Castle with underground caves.
  • Garden of Fragrance

garden of fragrance 1


Designed in 1965 for handicapped people and the visually impaired. The garden is designed to allow a full experience through smell and touch.
  • 450 Shutter Street 



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It is a 26 floor building nested in financial district of San Francisco, which is bright like a jewel in the city.
  • The Parrots of Telegraph Hill 

    the parrots of telegraph hill
    Staircase winds down the side of telegraph hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
  • Yoda Fountain 

Yoda-FountainThe Star Wars fountain with the bronze topping was installed in 2005.
  • Forbes Island 

Forbes Island Forbes Island 2

In 1975, a millionaire houseboat designer created floating man-made island and upscale restaurant in the San Francisco Bay in Sausalito. The island is a massive creation which was even featured on “ Lifestyles of the rich and famous.” The underwater dining room is decorated in Victorian style with aperture windows gazing in the murky water.
  • Japanese Tea Garden 

Japanese Tea Graden Japanese_Tea_Garden,_San_Francisco

The 1894 Midwinter Exposition continues to delight visitors today. It is the oldest garden in the USA.
  • Wood Line

wood line

It is a man-made eucalyptus grove. The woods that cover San Francisco’s Presidio are only a little over century old, planted in the late 19th century by the U.S. Army.
  • San Francisco’s Cable Car Museum

Sf cable car musuem

It is a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
  • Place of Fine Arts

Palace of fine art

It is the last remaining relic of San Francisco’s dazzling 1915 Panama Pacific Exhibition.
  • Lotta’s Fountain

Lotta's Fountain

It is San Francisco’s oldest surviving monument for 1906 survivors. The fountain is a twenty-four-foot cast iron sculpture.
  • Hotel Vertigo

Hotel Vertigo hotel vertigo sf

It is a historic hotel that was once used in a Hitchcock film.
  • Treasure Island

Treasure IslandIt is a man-made island that originally constructed as an airport for “flying boats”.
  • The “Full house” House

Full-House The full houseThis private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever. Also, now it is on market for about 4 million dollars if you are interested to buy. 🙂
  • Hotaling Whiskey Warehouse

Hotaling Whiskey Warehouse

hotaling whiskey sfThe largest whiskey stash on the West Coast survived the 1906 fires. One important building survived the 1906 earthquake, the one holding all the whiskey.
  • Murphy Windmill

murphy windmill The WindmillOnce the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post.
Until Then,