A Look Back at a Stylish 2013

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I cannot believe that 2013 is coming to a close. It has been a well very memorable year, I don't even know where to start! As I have done the past few years, I want to reminisce over the past year and some of the highlights and even some low moments that have made me incredibly stronger and who I am today. So here are 14 of the most memorable and most stylish events that happened throughout 2013! 

1. The year started off with me in a new relationship and happier than ever. Things may have not worked out, but I am so incredibly blessed to have met R and have him in my life. 
"Stylish Outfit: Spiked Heels"

2. While I am normally not a huge Valentine's Day supporter, this year I got to celebrate with R and have him make me a delicious dinner and actually get to shop for a boy for V-Day!
"Stylish Love Weekend Recap & Vegas!"
3. I did one of my first blogger collaborations with an incredible NYC blogger, Girl AvantGarde and showed readers how to wear stripes from west coast to east coast!
Stylish Spring Trend East to West Coast ft Girl AvantGarde"

4. Lucky FABB came to LA and I attended among hundreds of other bloggers and got to spend the most incredible weekend with some of my best friends!
"Stylishly Off to Lucky FABB West"

5. My dream FINALLY came true and I got to attend Coachella! I must say it was the greatest three days ever and I spent it with amazing people!
"Stylish Coachella Outfit Option 1"

6. I got the opportunity to head to Wisconsin with R for a fun week of lake time relaxation! I also got to reunite with my best friend T! I also had 5 INCREDIBLE guest bloggers blog for me while I was away!
"Stylish Lake Vacation Bag Must Haves"

7. I attended three weddings over the summer, and that meant a new outfit for each!
"Stylish Outfit: Summertime Wedding"

8. I turned 23 and celebrated with the ones who truly matter and had the best birthday!
"A Stylish 23rd Birthday Celebration" 

9. While it was rough, R and I decided to end our relationship, and I took a little time to myself and could not have done it without my amazing blog and blog readers.
"A Stylish Update"

10. After working with LAmade for almost two years, I left to start what I thought was a new adventure at another clothing brand only to be let go after a month.
"Stylish Bumps in the Road"

11. I celebrated four years of Stylelista Confessions! I celebrated with a fun and stylish cupcake and some fun outfits!
"Stylelista Confessions Turns 4"

12. After almost a year of working on it, I finally launched SoCal Blogger Society, a blogging group for all Southern California bloggers! We are now up to 80 members and growing and I am so incredible proud to lead such a great group of bloggers.
"Stylish Outfit: Sunday SoCal Blogger Society Brunch"

13. I got to attend my THIRD Lucky FABB Conference, this time back in NYC! It was a crazy weekend of blogging and fashion!
"Stylish Lucky FABB Essentials"

14. After nearly two months of looking, I finally found an incredible position with Three Dots Clothing as a Retail West Coast Coordinator!
"Stylish New Changes"

Along with all of those amazing memories, there has been countless amounts of outfit posts so I decided to pick my favorite outfit from every month of this year! Thanks to all my friends and amazing family who have put up with me asking to take pictures of every one of my outfits, this blog would not be possible without all of you!
2013 has been a year that I will never forget. I want to thank every single person who reads this blog and supports me, because I would be NO WHERE without any of you. I am forever grateful and can't express my appreciation and gratitude. Cheers to 2013 and lets make 2014 EVEN BETTER!

So until next time...Live Stylishly

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Stylish New Year's Eve Outfit Options

NYE Dress Options

from left to right:

Outfit 1:
Dress: Topshop $72
Shoes: Mango $45
Clutch: Dorothy Perkins $17

Outfit 2: 
Dress: ModCloth $95
Clutch: Accesorize Online $49

Outfit 3: 
Dress: Mango $60
Shoes: Gomax $40
Clutch: DSW $30

Outfit 4: 
Dress: Society of Chic $98
Shoes: Boohoo.com $24

As of now, I don't have any New Year's Eve plans, which I am totally fine with, but am a little bummed that I won't get to bring out my sequins, but I have managed to go out the past two NYE, so this one may be low key. That didn't stop me from scouring the web so the perfect dresses and decided to put together 4 different looks that are perfectly stylish to ring in 2014. What's even better about each look is each piece is $100 and under, so you won't break the bank! What is everyone doing for New Year's Eve?
So until next time... Live Stylishly


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2013 Stylish Girls of the Month Recap & December 2013 Pick

I seriously cannot believe that December is almost over. This year has literally flown by and I am so excited to see what 2014 has to offer! OF course, 2014 marks the fourth year of my Stylish Girl of the Month Series, and I myself am wondering who is possibly left to feature, but with so many new and amazing stars on the rise, I am confident that I will have no problem featuring new girls every month in 2014! So as I do every year, I am going to remind all of you who our SGOTM for all of 2013 were. 

January: Claire Danes
February: Beyonce
March: Olivia Wilde
April: Gwyneth Paltrow
May: Carey Mulligan
June: Shay Mitchell
July: Pippa Middleton
August: Lily Collins
September: Taylor Schilling
October: Amanda Michalka
November: Rachel McAdams
December: ???

Now that I gave everyone a little recap, its now time to reveal my final SGOTM pick for 2013. Drum roll please...... Christina Applegate! Her latest film, Anchorman 2 was released last week and is absolutely hysterical and her style is incredible! She is so elegant and so chic, and is the perfect girl to end such a stylish year with! Christina is also a breast cancer survivor, and yet doesn't let that stop her from being one incredibly strong and talented women! See why I chose Christina below.
from left to right
This Lorena Sarbu gown is darn right amazing on Christina!
Emilio Pucci suits Christina well!
Christina is having a glam moment in Zac Posen!
This powder blue Reem Acra gown is stunning!
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Well cheers to another 12 stylish ladies and I can't wait to pick a new 12 ladies for 2014! Have a stylish weekend!
So until next time.. Live Stylishly

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Stylish Outfit: A "Flirty" Christmas Eve

Dress: Soprano via Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Socks: Target // Booties: c/o Just Fab // Necklace: c/o Deb Shops (similar) // Watch: c/o Caravelle for Bulova // Nails: Very Cranberry by Essie // Eye Shadow: c/o Studio Gear

I love the holidays because I can get super dressed up and feel extra girly. Last year I went a more casual route for the holidays, but this year I decided to dress it up with fun and flirty dresses and I am sure glad I did because it was 80 degrees on Christmas Eve and 85 on Christmas Day! For Christmas Eve I wore this gorgeous red and black printed dress I snagged at Nordstrom Rack last month. I love how festive this dress is and while I would have paired it with tights, the warm weather had me resort to these over the knee socks I picked up at Target! I paired with black booties and a fun necklace and it was an easy and stylish Christmas Eve outfit! Thanks to my daddy for snapping these pictures!
So until next time... Live Stylishly
Linking up with Lauren today!
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A Stylish Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas Stylelistas! Can you believe today is finally Christmas! I want to wish every one of my readers a very Merry Christmas and I am so incredibly thankful for each of you! Hope Santa left you lots of goodies and you enjoy your day with your families! I want to share some cute puppies who are Santa's little helpers! Have a great day! 
So until next time... Live Stylishly


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A Stylish Christmas Eve Outfit

Christmas Eve 2013
Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Michael Antonio
Necklace: J.Crew
Nail Polish: OPI "All I Want for Christmas"
Cuff: BCBG
Clutch: Charlotte Russe

I can't believe today is Christmas Eve! I am SO excited to celebrate the holiday with my family and enjoy some yummy food. Of course, my outfit is extremely important and while my family keeps it more casual, I still dress up since its the holidays Last year I wore a fun sweater and skinny pants, but this year I am planning to wear a dress both today and tomorrow! I put together a similar outfit that is perfect for any Christmas Eve celebration! Hope everyone has a safe and blessed Christmas Eve! Santa is coming!
So until next time... Live Stylishly
Linking up with Lauren today!
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Stylish Outfit: Aztec Print and Leather

Sweater: c/o Deb Shops (similar) // Leggings: c/o Deb Shops  // Shirt: LAmade // Boots: c/o Deb Shops // Necklace: c/o Deb Shops // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (splurge) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

While the weather here in SoCal isn't cold, when I was back in Houston last month I definitely got my share of cold weather. I am OBSESSED with a great aztec print, and this aztec sweater is beyond perfect. We all know I have been on the hunt for a great pair of leather leggings and these Deb faux leather leggings are so perfect. I shot these pictures with my dad on one of the nicest and most amazing days on my trip to Houston, and as you can see it was the perfect setting for pictures! Can you believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve!? Hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!
So until next time... Live Stylishly
Linking up with Lauren today!
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Stylish Gift Guide: Under $100

Gifts Under $100

3. Pinch Minimergency Kit $18
4. Nic and Zoe Perfect Tank Set $100
5. Chemex Coffee Gift Set $99
6. Bumble and Bumble Surf Set $37
Since I wasn't working full time until a few weeks ago, my funds for Christmas shopping were limited but I was determined to find every one I loved the perfect Christmas gift without breaking the bank. In the past I have done a gift guide for mom, dad, sister, friends, etc, but this year I decided to do just one that exhibits what I have made the blog known for the past year... BUDGET FRIENDLY! Here is my gift guide for everyone you love all under $100! Hope everyone has a stylish weekend!
So until next time... Live Stylihsly

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Stylish 2014 Pantone Color Of The Year: Radiant Orchid

2014 Pantone Color of the Year



from left to right:
Skirt // Nail Polish // Top // Tank // Laptop Case // Bag // Lipstick

A few weeks ago, Pantone announced their 2014 color of the year and their previous year picks have been incredible so I was expecting nothing less for this years choice. Radiant Orchid was picked which happens to be a mixture of my two favorite colors, purple and pink! This color is perfect for light skin, like mine, so I can't wait to start buying up things in this gorgeous hue! Items are already popping up in this hue but whats amazing is that its all different shades of the same hue, so you can experiment! What's your take on Radiant Orchid?
So until next time... Live Stylishly
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Stylish Outfit: Holiday Daytime Sparkle

 Sweater: Target // Hat: Target // Jeans: Paige (similar) // Boots: c/o Deb Shops // Necklace: c/o Deb Shops // Purse: Phillip Lim for Target (splurge) // Bangle: c/o Kendra Phillip // Lips: BA Star Holiday Red (use BBLIPS for 50% here)

It has been a crazy past few weeks! I want to say Thank You again to everyone who entered my 12 Stylish Days of Giveaways and all the brands that contributed such amazing prizes! I am sad to see it come to an end, but excited to get some new posts out to you before Christmas! While in Houston last month, I, of course, managed to sneak in some shopping with my mom. I saw this hat at Target after feeling like I had been on the hunt for the perfect one for months. I then came across this sweater and knew I had to have it of course because of the sparkle and comfort! They are perfect paired together with my new obsession, my Over The Knee boots that I basically wear everyday! I topped it off with red lips and voila, the perfect holiday chic outfit! I loved shooting these pictures since gorgeous Lake Houston is in the background. Thanks to my mom for shooting these pictures! Hope you are all enjoying your Thursday!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

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12 Stylish Days of Giveaways: {Day 12} [CLOSED]

Sweatshirt: Phillip Lim for Target  // Jeans: Forever 21 (similar) // Booties: c/o Shoe Mint (similar) // Bag: c/o Galian // Ring: c/o Capwell + Co

I cannot believe today is the final day of my giveaway series! These past 12 days have FLOWN by! I want to start off this post by giving a huge thanks to EVERY single brand that participated in this giveaway series and congratulations to every winner so far. While I loved every giveaway, I feel like I saved a great one for the final day, because we all know how much I love handbags and this handbag company was introduced to me on my recent trip to NYC at Lucky FABB and was the most happening booth at the FABB gifting suite! Galian Handbags is insanely fashionable and high quality handbags for affordable prices. I snagged this gorgeous black suede shoulder bag, that I immediately carried the same night I got it! I love that it has a removable strap that can make it a cross body, or you can make it a fun clutch for a night out! As you can see above, I showed how to style my favorite boyfriend jeans and sweatshirt and glam it up with fun booties and my gorgeous Galian handbag! I am so excited that Galian is offering one lucky Stylelista Confessions a chance to win a $75 credit to use on their website. They have tons of must have bags for the holiday season, like the three I chose below!
from left to right: 1 // 2 // 3
So let's get to the giveaway... this is the final giveaway of the series so enter below using Rafflecopter, and check back on Thursday to see if you're the winner! Good luck!


Again, THANK YOU to every brand who was so generous to give away such amazing prizes and thanks to all my readers for making 2013 such an incredible year! I cannot express how thankful I am!
So until next time.. Live Stylishly

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12 Stylish Days of Giveaways: {Day 11} [CLOSED]

Happy Monday! So today is the second to last day of 12 Stylish Days of Giveaways! Can you believe Christmas is only 9 days away, this month has flown by! Today's giveaway is a fun one because if you're like me, you are pretty frequently seen with a hair tie either around your wrist or in your head. My friends have named my infamous top knot the "Alex Bun" probably because I am always too lazy to do my hair and a top knot is easy and chic. I used to use those horrible rubber band hair ties, only to get knots and breaks in my hair, and then thankfully the world was introduced to hair ties without that horrible rubber band material and it could double as a fun bracelet. Bel Fiore is no exception as they make the most incredibly stylish hair ties and headbands that are perfect for everyone! They are effortless and chic and come in so many colors and designs, its like a no brainer that everyone should have these! Bel Fiore is giving one lucky Stylelista Confessions reader a chance to win a variety pack of hair ties and headbands worth over $35 and in an array of colors and designs. It also comes in the most cutest packaging ever!
So let's get to the giveaway.... enter using Rafflecopter and remember to come back tomorrow for the final giveaway! Don't forget to check back here on Thursday 12/19 to see if you're the winner! Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So until next time... Live Stylishly

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12 Stylish Days of Giveaways: {Day 10} [CLOSED]

I can't believe that it's already the end of week 2 of 12 Stylish Days of Giveaways, after today there is only 2 days left. This has been so much fun for me, as I hope it's been for all my readers! While today might be Friday the 13th, that doesn't mean it has to be unlucky! We all know I am a sucker for skincare products, especially those made from yummy natural ingredients. When I was introduced to Joey NY I was intrigued because all of their products are infused with coconut water, which happens to be one of my favorites! I couldn't wait to try the products and my expectations were exceeded as these products really work! I have incredibly sensitive skin and these products didn't cause my skin to do anything but feel lovely and so clean. The line includes some amazing products and the generous amazing folks at Joey NY are giving one lucky Stylelista Confessions reader a chance to win 10, yes you heard me 10, full sized products from the Quick Results collection which include these amazing products:
Peel-Off Masque 
Bye Bye Blackheads Gentle Peel Cleanser 
Bye Bye Dry Chill Mist
Total Perfection Skincare Set
Gel and Night Cream Eye Duo
Correct A Line Cream for Face and Eyes
Bye Bye Blackheads Cleansing Wipes 
Bye Bye Blackheads
Line Up
Keep It Up
So let's get to the giveaway, enter using Rafflecopter and remember to check back on Sunday 12/15 to see if your the winner of this giveaway! Also, come back Monday and Tuesday for the finals day of the 12 Stylish Days of Giveaways! Good Luck! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Have a stylish weekend!
So until next time... Live Stylishly
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12 Stylish Days of Giveaways: {Day 9} [CLOSED]

Dress & Belt: Forever 21 (similar) // Booties: c/o JustFab // Thigh Highs: c/o Kix'ies // Bracelet: c/o Serene Sky Boutique (use STYLE15 for 15% off through 12/25) // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (splurge) // Cuff: c/o Kendra Phillip

During the winter I am almost always wearing tights because I refuse to show anyone how white my legs get during the cooler weather. While I used to wear thigh highs, since I used to hate tights, I noticed that stockings were so annoying in that they always fell down and I was constantly readjusting myself and making sure I wasn't having any wardrobe malfunctions. During my trip back to NYC   October, I started chatting with two gals about my thigh highs and tight dilemmas, and they (literally) whipped out these thigh highs in the most adorable packing and started telling me the story of how Kix'ies came to life. (See the full story here, it really is incredible!) These thigh highs are so practical and comfortable and even sexy, which is always a good thing right!? Well the lovely ladies at Kix'ies and Cabral Edwards Management are giving one lucky Stylelista Confessions reader a chance to try these amazing thigh highs, just in time for the holiday and new years parties we all have on our agendas! I absolutely love mine, as you can see above! 
So let's get to the giveaway... you know the drill, enter using Rafflecopter and remember to check back until the 17th for a new giveaway! Check back here on Monday 12/16 to see if you're the winner of this giveaway! Good luck!
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So until next time... Live Stylishly

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12 Stylish Days of Giveaways: {Day 8} [CLOSED]

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I have posted a number of outfits where I am sporting my personalized GiGi New York Clutch and am such a huge fan of the company! GiGi is the new style brand from Graphic Image and is a extremely successful family owned company. They are known for making incredible leather pieces that can be customized, all created in Long Island, NY! When my friends over at GiGi said they wanted to give one lucky Stylelista Confessions reader a chance to own a personalized GiGi iPad or iPad Mini case, I couldn't be more excited! Merry early Christmas to someone! As you can see above, they have so many amazing items, but these are on the top of my list!
So lets get to the giveaway.. enter using Rafflecopter and remember to come back through the 17th to enter a new giveaway everyday! Check back here on Monday 12/16 to see if you're the winner of this giveaway! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So until next time... Live Stylishly

PS! Wishing my momma a VERY Happy Birthday! I love you mommy!! xo
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12 Stylish Days of Giveaways: {Day 7} [CLOSED]

Top: H&M (similar) // Scarf: c/o Quinn

I am so excited about today's giveaway because this is another brand that I was introduced to at Lucky FABB back in October! Quinn is an incredible lifestyle luxury brand that makes women's, mens, and children's apparel as well as home decor. Quinn is built on wardrobe fundamentals and embodies effortless luxury and modern design! Quinn gave me the softest and coziest neon green bubble scarf  that I cannot get enough of and now offering one lucky Stylelista Confessions reader a chance to win the same scarf in a gorgeous navy hue, perfect for the chilly weather! Its cozy and stylish and goes with everything!
So lets get to the giveaway... you know the drill, enter using Rafflecopter and remember to come back every day until the 17th to enter a new giveaway everyday! Check back here on Thursday 12/12 to see if you're the winner of this giveaway! Good luck!
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So until next time... Live Stylishly

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