Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry after Christmas!

Merry after Christmas!
Hope everyone had a great holiday!
I know I enjoyed spending it with my family! Especially since I don't come home often it was good to just relax and spend time with my parents! I received new clothes from Hollister and A&F, they are so comfortable and cute! I'll blog about them later, maybe. I also received some makeup, I got this mineralized eyeshadow from MAC - in Smutty Green. It is such a pretty color, green with black hues and glitter. It works to create a subtle smokey shade! I took a few pictures when I wore it out but not very good quality -- I'll try to take better pictures when I wear it out again!
The next picture is my outfit when I went to church on Christmas eve! My failed attempt to curl my hair using my styling tool -- its hard! I will try again, but I just think I am not doing it right! I wore some cherry red lipstick from Maybelline, my favorite red hue. My outfit was glam and just right for the holidays!
The last two pics are of my outfit from Saturday night! I wore my Jordan jeans from Motel, paired with a black zipper back top and spiked black wedge heels! It was a cute outfit, and my Jordan jeans even glowed in the black light! It was pretty cool!
What did you get for christmas?
AH I need to figure out what I'm doing for NYE and what I am going to wear! I have a few dresses in mind (some that I have blogged about here, and one that I don't think I posted about). But New years eve is in a few days! AH! What are you doing? and more importantly, what are you wearing?! haha let me know!
xoxo A

MAC mineralized eye shadow in Smutty Green

Saturday, December 22, 2012

New PYT hair styling tool!

Soooo... I went christmas shopping today for my last gifts I had to get.... and I came home with a $200 straightener for myself.... But I got a 50% off deal for it! It was awesome. I got dragged in to see how my hair would look and the sales person Chelsea showed me a comparison of this new PYT hair straightener with the Chi straightener, and this PYT made it so much smoother and silkier. I automatically fell in love. Especially since I highlighted my hair with the ombre, I feel like the ends of my hair are very dry. This took care of it! Chelsea then went on to start curling my hair with this iron, and she curled my entire head of hair (that will take me 1hr with a traditional curling iron or curling wand) in about 10 minutes! and the curls last (see picture below!) The curls look really great as well. The original price she was trying to sell me at was $140, and then I got her to give me a better deal if I said I would tell people about it. I got it in this electric blue color, and its just amazing. I'm wearing my hair out like this tonight, and hoping it stays all night, without hairspray! (they guaranteed me they would last all night...).
Also, they said I can go get my hair styled by them 5 times for free. So going there to get my hair done for new years eve!
Well anyway, thought I'd blog about this new buy... and I am no longer buying anything for myself for a while (or so I tell myself!). This Straightener/styling tool is on sale at the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, NH, or at any PYT authorized seller. For more info, check out :) I highly recommend it.


Happy holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! My second post in December, but it has been a super stressful month at work and school! Now I have a break and can finally relax for the holidays!
I have some new purchases and I am in love!
First off, I bought these Jordan skinny jeans from MotelRocks in the Black and white foil print! I am always scared to order pants from online because they usually don't fit. But I took a chance and these are perfect! they are high waisted, skinny fit, and they are so comfortable! They are in the MotelRocks Xmas sale! So such a good deal and I was able to get more off using my credit from promoting and my code for 20% off! :D I've been meaning to order the Jordan Jeans and now I finally have them! In the sale I also ordered the Kimberley Bodycon Lace Dress in Turquoise and Black! It is beautiful! and has a sweetheart blue neckline that is covered in lace, which is so pretty! It is bodycon so it is a snug fit and its so comfortable and pretty!  If you fancy checking out the sale, head over to and check it out!! If you are daring, feel free to try using my code "Andreah227" to see if you can get anything extra off!! 
I have also bought some amazing heels from Bakers! They were having a store closing sale at the mall yesterday and I fell in love with these! They are fuchsia pink and have gold spikes! I wore them out last night and they were soooo pretty! I matched them with dark jeggings and a black top. They are about 6 inches and have a platform, so I am easily about 5'9" wearing them! It is great! haha!
I also bought these Betsey Johnson cat eye sun glasses in tortoise shell! They were on sale and they go with my face shape perfectly! I realized the cat eye style goes well with my face shape! I have some Armani Exchange Sunglasses in the same style and they are my favorite! I have been looking for the perfect shape for my face for a while!
As far as make up, I bought some pink lipstick from Maybelline that matches my lip color, so I can use it as a chapstick/gloss and not have to worry about it looking like I have too much color on. This way I can wear it to work as well! I bought the "Born with it" Pink color, and I love it. It is moisturizing and keeps my lips nice and soft! Recommend it!
I also went to Sephora and bought new Mascara. I have been using the Dior Show mascara in black, and it is amazing. My eyelashes look like they are fake! I have gotten lots of complements on them, asking if they are real! So I definitely recommend it! I decided to try the Dior Blackout mascara. I bought it but have yet to try it out! I talked to the sales rep and she said that it is much better than Dior Show, and it greatly enhances your lashes! I am so excited to try it!! Will let you know how it is in a review later!
Sephora gave me a free "birthday" gift, but my birthday isn't until February! I got this Sugar Kisses mini lip duo, I will also let you know how they are!
I am so excited about all of my purchases! Can't wait to wear them all out! 
I am finally home in Boston for the holidays, and can I say, it is FREEZING out! I have become a true California girl, in that I thought 50 degrees was cold!
Well, anyway, I will post another update after christmas to talk about any new gifts I get! and hopefully figure out a New Years Eve outfit!!
Have a great holiday season everyone! 

Motel Rocks Jordan Skinny Jeans in Black Foil Print

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New fashion finds! Black Friday buys

Hello! Hope everyone has been keeping busy, I know I have with school work now that the holidays are around!! I have 2 weeks before I head off to Boston to spend the holidays with my family for winter break! But here are some fashion finds I bought in LA this past "Black Friday." I didn't go out in the middle of the night, I went shopping at noon the next day to small boutiques and stores around Westwood Village. 
First off, I found this really adorable spike bracelet (haha, adorable + spikes...) with some sparkle to it, I fell in love. I bought this from Urban Outfitters. Next I found this cute sweater to wear, it has some sparkle to it, and the back was cute as it was a little open. I also bought this strapless pink shiny pleplum top, seen here. It has some boning so it stays up (love it, really need that since all strapless tops never stay up for me, problems having bigger Perfect for going out these holidays, paired with a fitted black miniskirt or even long dark jeans would be nice!! These are both from this store called Kaitlyn in Westwood. I really like their clothes, so cute!
 Studded sparkle bracelet from Urban Outfitters!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Motel fashions

Hi lovelies. I finally have some blogger worthy pics of my outfits. This post features Motel Rocks (again!)
I finally received my MotelRocks goody bag! I got a free Tshirt, free tote bag, some cards to hand out, and more! 
A Preview of my shirt! Ah! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy November!

Hey hey everyone. I've had a pretty busy and hectic month with work and classes, and now I am back with updates and outfits!! I have recently bought these two new black dresses (one can never have enough black dresses!!) I don't know where I am going to wear these, but they are perfect for the upcoming holiday season!!
This first one is so beautiful, it has a lace top that fits perfectly with a drop waist skirt that goes hi-low... which I adore. I saw it on a mannequin outside this little shop in Westwood right outside of UCLA called Crisalide, and fell in love. I lingered in to the store to take a look and the lady working at the store convinced me to buy it (see her behind me in the awful mirror pic below)... I have some nice really high black heels to pair with this dress, or some really high nude heels...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Motel credit!!!

So I was finally able to pick up my motel packages that came in the mail. and I AM IN LOVE! These dresses/playsuits are amazing!
The one on the left, the playsuit in the butterfly print, is just so comfortable and cute! lengthens my legs!
The Jolene dress in gothic placement is probably my favorite! It just fits so well! and the print is to die for! I paired it with leggings and boots to wear to work! I got many complements on it! And lastly, the off the shoulder dress in the floral print. I originally ordered a different print and was sent this print. I was told to send it back but it will just take forever. I still really like it and it looks good!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fitness fashion!

I have been addicted with going to the gym all summer ever since I discovered the fitness classes at my gym. I always wore the same shirt and shorts, and a boring white sports bra. I don't go to the gym to impress anyone.
But I noticed some girls with some really cute work out clothes.
I walked into Victoria's secret while I was on vacation in Hawaii and I walked out with a really expensive but amazing sports bra.
Yes, Victoria's secret also makes sports attire/under wear.
This is what I bought!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Back from vaca🌟

Finally back after 2 weeks... I am back from vacation in Hawaii!
Need to get back into updating!
I have posted some pics, below I am wearing a black tank top with a tribal print skirt from H&M. 

My ombre highlights at Rum Fire bar in Waikiki!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Ok, so I realized that the dresses that I posted about yesterday are the ones that I actually posted about a couple of posts ago saying that I really liked them! haha what a coincidence.
Also, I received this little package in the mail...ohhh what goodies??

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back from a mini vaca!

So I had a mini vacation to San Francisco this past weekend! It was rather nice and relaxing I gotta say!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Road trippin to San Francisco!

For the long weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to road trip to San Francisco! So excited as I have never been up north cal before! I have packed my cute boots (seen below), a blue high-low dress, a teal green off the shoulder top, and some other cute stuff. I will post pictures when I wear them! I have also brought my stickers and business cards to spread the word and my code for motel!!
I also got my hair dyed and cut the other day! I cut about an inch from my length and had my haircut fixed (apparently the last girl who did my hair didn't know what she was doing). I also got ombré highlights, my hair is quite blonde now but I think it looks good, I just have to style it!
I am posting this while in the car, here is also a snap shot of the landscape... Beautiful rolling hills in California!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Great weekend!

Ok so this weekend was rather fun! First of all, I felt really accomplished because I am getting closer and closer to my weight loss goal! I'm not keeping track of my weight but instead going by how I look, as the scale lies. Muscle weighs more than fat so I have been gaining rather than losing, but I look much more fit (at least, I think so!). Take a look at my before and after pics. They aren't that good quality and I am still working on it, but I have trimmed down my pooch belly quite a bit. Still have to do more work but getting there! The pictures on the left are from March, right from Friday.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Another day.. Almost the weekend!

So glad it's Thursday. I feel like this week has gone on too long. I think its cuz I worked all last weekend. I'm ready for a weekend to relax. Here's what I'm wearing today: white tank top with a floral shirt from forever 21 over, a cute pink and white bow ring from forever 21, dark jeggings from American Eagle and low heeled booties from New Look. My hair looks blah but whatever... I'm going to be working out later.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I got bored with my hair last night as it is super long... I am getting highlights and a cut next Wednesday.. So I decided to curl my hair and when I woke up in the morning it looked just like it had before I went to bed (power of hairspray-- I use Suave extreme hold, in an aerosol can).
Well anyway, here is a picture of me bored in lab (note the blue lab coat and the goggles on top of my head..) true grad student..
I worked until 9pm tonight.. I had to take my boyfriend to the airport and let me tell you, traffic in Los angeles sucks. I got stuck in traffic for an hour and a half. For a drive that should only take 20 minutes. It was ok though because I was blasting music in the hot little Audi I had rented from zipcar.
But I was super stressed because I had a lot of work to do in lab.
Anyway, I should go to bed. More posts tomorrow. Follow and I'll follow back, lovelies!

PS. omg ! look at those circles under my eyes!! from being too tired? How do I get rid of them?? anyone have any remedies or advice? Probably just need to get more sleep.

I think the goggles add a nice touch, no? hahah

Friday, August 17, 2012

Need some change!

So I need to do something different with my hair. I've had it long for a while and frankly I am getting bored with it. It is below my waist currently. Although I do love it so much that if I do cut it I will definitely regret it. But I have noticed that my hair looks flat, at least around my head. It doesn't have the volume it once had. Granted I haven't cut my hair since March (it's been 5 months already??) I am due for a new style.
I bought this deal from this website that's very similar to groupon, called life booker (check it out, some fantastic deals), and I got choice of highlights and a cut. Should I redo my full highlights? (see pic below) or go with ombre highlights with a deep red or caramel brown color like Lily Aldridge below? I want the option that is least damaging to my hair... any advice/comments?
My full highlights (copper/caramel) that are grown out now...

Lily Aldridge with ombre highlights, very pretty.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

First post! Welcome to my blog!

First post on my new fashion blog! I have been meaning to get back into blogging, as I had started my own personal blog over a year ago but haven't been very good with keeping up and posting. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But now that I have become a "Street Teamer" for, I thought what better than to finally start a blog. I shall be posting pics of myself in my millions of dresses as well as clothing that I find cute!
I have been posting these types of things on my pinterest, particularly my style board. Take a look.
Btw, I spent the longest time trying to figure out a name for my blog, and I finally came up with "PhD Fashionista" as the name of my blog seeing as I am currently a grad student at UCLA. Bringing fashion into the science world.
Anyway, I guess that is all for right now. I will work on this blog (layout and such).


PS. here are Some of my fav dresses, more to come ;)

One of my favorite MotelRocks dresses!
Sequin Dress I wore for New Year's Eve, 2012! From Charlotte Russe

I love red dresses, this T-shirt dress from H&M is my absolute fav and comfy!

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