August 28, 2015


Well, it's over. I am no longer a twenty-something. As of August 23, 2015, your girl is thirty. I'm trying not to be too dramatic about it (see: this post I wrote about turning twenty-five). So far, thirty is good! I rang in my birthday with friends at Tioga Sequoia Beer Garden in downtown Fresno and Vinis in the Tower District. Craft beers were consumed and twirls were made in my Modamix polka dot skirt courtesy of Dia&Co.

I wish I had my DSLR with me that night to show the skirt in all its glory. It really is adorable and retro. Unfortunately my camera didn't fit in my clutch, so these iPhone photos will have to do. I'm going to Bass Lake this weekend with my family to continue the #mandyturnsthirty celebration. I'll take my camera so I can share the awesome scenery with you next week. Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. Y'all are the sweetest. <3

August 20, 2015

Skating Around Downtown

Last weekend I went to #VintagePopUp in downtown Fresno. It's a super chill monthly event sponsored by Raizana Tea and Misc. Trading Co. Local vendors set up shop to sell vintage items, crafts, art, and food along the historic Warners Theatre. It happens when the sun starts going down, which makes the best lighting for photos. Hence, this outfit post! 

I purchased this vintage Lancel bag at July's Vintage PopUp. I paired it with my well-loved Mynt 1792 chambray shirt and Rebdolls midi skater skirt. This skirt is awesome. It has an elastic waistband and the most beautiful flared silhouette and drape. Oh! And pockets. It has pockets. If that isn't a win, I don't know what is.

See you again soon with another outfit post. Until next time: love yourself, stay fashionable, and shop local. <3

July 28, 2015

Maurices Summer Style

Happy summer! I hope you’re having a good one so far. To celebrate summer lovin’, maurices sent me a gift box filled with some pretty awesome stuff. I received this chevron stripe dress, a gray handbag, eos mint lip balm, tortoise and teal sunnies, and a mason jar bottle. Can I tell you how happy that mason jar bottle made me feel? I adore the other items, but I have a sick obsession with reusable water bottles. You should see one of the cabinets in our kitchen. There’s at least ten of them in there. Aaanyway, back to the fashion...

This dress is so sweet (and it's on sale)! It has a playful vibe, classic color combo, and chevron stripes. I’m wearing the 3X (size 24/26). Aside from the dress riding up under “the girls," it fits well everywhere else because of the soft, stretchy fabric. This is definitely a silhouette that will look great on every body shape. Shop maurices summer plus size dresses here!

Use promo code 20FLAM715 to save 20% on any item at Happy shopping!

P.S. These photos were taken at A Secret Garden in Old Town Clovis. It's a beautiful, eclectic place. Check it out if you're ever in the California Central Valley.

July 27, 2015


Hola! I recently bought a few skirts and crop tops from Rebdolls' 4th of July Sale. Here's a try-on video to show how they fit and move IRL. I hope you enjoy the haul!

July 14, 2015

Easy Summer Makeup with CoverGirl + Giveaway

Fun fact: CoverGirl was the first makeup brand I used as a teen. My mom bought me CoverGirl’s compact foundation. I remember feeling soooo cool as I pulled out that marbled green compact from my backpack in English class.

Fast forward to 2015: I’m turning thirty in August (eek!) and here I am using the same product. Amazing how things come full circle. I created this easy summer look with products courtesy of Walmart and P&G. Walmart is a great source for summer beauty on a budget. I want you to get your makeup fix, too, so P&G is providing a $25 Walmart gift card to one lucky reader! Read the end of this post to find out how to win.

B E A U T Y  B R E A K D O W N

 F O U N D A T I O N 
After applying my face makeup, I gently patted and blended CoverGirl CG Smoothers Pressed Powder on my T-Zone. Oh man, I felt such nostalgia as I opened up the compact. I placed the translucent powder on my t-zone to help minimize shine throughout the day. 

 P O P  O F  C O L O R 
I concentrated CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner Pencil in Midnight Blue on the outer corner of the lash line and slightly winged it out. I love this shade of blue! It's a great alternative to black liner. It's sultry and bold without being too bright. I also lined my lower lash line and softened it with the smudger tip of the pencil. 

 L A S H E S 
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara is a hypoallergenic, volumizing mascara. With the help of the big brush, I coated all my lashes. After three coats, my lashes were long and voluminous.

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look! Whether you want to do a full face of makeup or simply stick to mascara with a little color on lash line, creating a summertime look with CoverGirl staples is easy and affordable. I plan to film a step-by-step tutorial featuring this makeup later this week; be on the look out for that soon. As always, thanks for reading and good luck with the giveaway! xx

WIN A $25 WALMART GIFT CARD! To enter, comment this post with your first name and the best way to reach you if you win (list Instagram or Twitter handle or email address). 

One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Your information will not be sold to a third party. Giveaway ends July 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT.

July 05, 2015

What I Wore for Fourth of July

Happy (belated) 4th of July, guys! I hope you had a good one! I spent the afternoon at my parents' house and ended the day with a night swim and a few beers (there were no martinis in sight) at a friend's place. Since it's been so hot in the valley the last week, I kept my outfit really simple and light. I paired a navy blue body con dress from Fashion to Figure with Lane Bryant sandals and F21 sunglasses. I love this dress! I have it in black and navy blue, but I might need it in every other color. It's soft, stretchy, form-fitting, and easy to dress up or down.

Dress by Fashion to Figure, sandals by Lane Bryant, and sunglasses by Forever21.