miércoles, 2 de enero de 2013

New blog! (+ my blog story)

First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
As the title says... I created a new blog! I mentioned this a long time but I was trying to set some things up and I decided to begin it the first day of the year :)
The new blog won't be very different from this one but I will add a new aspect and I will make more personal posts.

The new blog is Fashionably Sparkly

2012 was a great year with its ups and downs but in the blogging aspect I think that my goal of blogging more often was achieved. 

I have had this blog for 3 years now. I started it not because it was trendy or something like that. I loved watching videos on Youtube and from that I developed a love for fashion. I've always liked to upload videos on Youtube but I didn't like the idea of people from my school watching them. Moreover, I only watched English speaking Youtubers and my first language is Spanish so I would speak in English but my pronunciation was not perfect at that time – and it's not perfect yet–. That's why I thought that blogging could be a replacement for making Youtube videos. Thanks to this blog I have learnt many things and I hope learn many more with the new blog. Every time I saw a comment, I was so happy. So, I want to thank all of you for having taken your time to write. THANK YOU.

 I'm not sure if I will delete this blog, I have spent here a lot of time. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with it. Maybe I will change the fashion topic and I will start again with another theme.

I hope this 2013 is for  all of you a great one and I wish you all the best!

- California Dreams

domingo, 23 de diciembre de 2012

Last minute Christmas presents!

I made a list for those of you who are late on getting the last gifts! I just wanted to make a simple and affordable list. Many of these things you can find them anywere, probably not the same ones, but similar.
1. Books are always a good choice. There are always a type of book for someone. Biographies, cooking, make up, art, photography, advice... 
2. Socks are a classic. You can find them with a Christmas pattern or just animals! 
3. Beanies and gloves are also a very typical gift, and they are perfect for Winter –just make sure that they don't get those things every holiday!– 
4. Sweaters with cute animals or with Christmas patterns are a great present because they can wear it all year!
5. Lotions, perfumes, candles... if they like scents, this is the gift for them!
6. Does she or he own an iPad? get them a case! instead of a plain one, go for one with a pattern or picture! If they don't have an iPad, I'm sure they will have a phone or a laptop, try to find a case for any of those things.

Sometimes these presents aren't meaningful for those people... you can try to get a beautiful photo album and print pictures of the times you spent together this year, add quotes or anything you think it can make it special and leave a page or a couple to add photos you take on Christmas! :)

viernes, 14 de diciembre de 2012

All those little things...

Imagen 1 de Brazalete con piedra y perla de ASOS

I love browsing online stores, although I never buy anything! Today I found myself browsing the ASOS website and I saw this beautiful bangle. It inmediately caught my eye! I love how it looks like a piece of jewelry that one of the Disney princesses would wear. That was the first thing that came to my mind! It looks delicate, classic and expensive, but it's only $14.07 / £8.00 / 11.11€!

And since it's the time to get dressed for parties I thought it can be the perfect accesory to add to your dress :)

Which piece of jewelry is a must for you?

sábado, 8 de diciembre de 2012

Party dresses

Party dresses

Party dresses por californiadreams con one shoulder sleeve dresses

Hello! Christmas is here and it's time to start Christmas posts!
I decided to begin with dresses. It's very important to chose the perfect dress for that Christmas eve party or New Year's eve because you will take tons of photos!

I personally love dresses with sparkles and a tutu!
With any dress you wear, a pair of plain black pumps will always go perfect! but if you are wearing a beautiful little black dress, I suggest you to wear some colorful heels, glittery ones or with spikes! with plain dresses these type of shoes are perfect but if your dress is filled with embellishments, well, I would wear a pair of simple shoes maybe a black ones with a bow? or gold heels! In my opinion gold and silver are party "neutrals" they go with anything!

Trends you should try for the holidays: baroque, burgundy/oxblood and sequins/glitter.

It's December and if you live in the northern Hemisphere, it will be Winter! so you will need to wear a nice coat, here I give you some suggestions.

Hope you have a great time attending to holiday parties!

viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2012

Stay warm in the Winter time!

Stay warm in Winter

Stay warm in Winter por californiadreams con asos

Winter is coming! It has already snowed in many countries and where I live it's very cold and it's not Winter yet! So I decided to make a list of my favorite coats to be ready for this very cold weather.

Right now I'm obsessed with blazer coats! They have the structure of a blazer but the thickness of a coat. These coats are very nice and they look great with anything! –numbers 1, 2, 3, 4–
I'm a huge fan of tweed and this leather and tweed jacket –number 5– is just amazing. I love mixing two different fabrics, it makes the jacket more interesting –numbers 5, 6–
Who said that we can't wear the mint color in Winter? I love pastel colors and I don't know if you can see it but the zipper in the 7th coat is gold. Pastel + gold = MY FAVORITE COMBINATION!
And finally, the last one, I think it would look perfect with a skirt and boots! It's very vintage-looking and the belt enhaces your waist. My other favorite thing about this coat is the flowy structure at the end and it also looks like a dress! :)

domingo, 25 de noviembre de 2012

A little bit of organization!

Hello! This week's obesession has been... desk organization! I always want my desk to be clean and organized. However, it doesn't happen very often. When I'm about to clean it, I love looking at beautiful pictures with well-organized desks. This week, I have been watching desk organization videos on Youtube, for me are very interesting and they give me many ideas!
Here are some of my favorite desk areas: 


Pictures Sources: 1 2 3 4 

domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2012

Favorite pieces to make your fall wardrobe!

Fall wardrobe

Fall wardrobe by californiadreams featuring a pea coat

Today's post is for everyone who says that doesn't have anything to wear!
I've chosen pieces that you can match with anything from the picture and have several outfits for any ocasion!
If I went out on the night time, I would wear the sequined top with the leather skirt, the ankle booties and the coat! If you don't like sequins you can always tuck the peplum flower top into the leather skirt and wear the ballet flats or the ankle booties. I don't like the combination of the leather skirt with the riding boots but I think that with the burgundy and navy jeans would look great!
With the sweater you can make as many combinations you want, I love it! It's a must have piece in my wardrobe!
Add your favorite bag and accesories and you're ready go to, now you have something to wear ;)

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