5 Tips for Packing Light: Get Out of Town!

Travel | June 24, 2014

In-flight Essentials // What’s inside my carry-on bag

Photo cred: Sophie Elkus

Outfit Details
Bag: Target
Top: LuLu*s (old, shop similar here)
Skinnies: BDG (shop similar here)
Hat: Nordstrom (similar one here)
Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear

And so the packing process begins. As I prepare for my month long getaway, I’m finding myself not waiting last minute to pack (for once!) and realizing this totally affects the process in a good way. When it comes to shopping for a trip,  Target is always my one-stop shop. It’s literally one of those places I go in to buy one …

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The Perfect Summer Outfit

Lifestyle | June 24, 2014



Photo cred: Shae Wilbur

Outfit Details
Top: Mango (old, similar ones here, here + here)
Skirt: G by GUESS (old, similar option here, here, shorts version)
Necklace: Shop Dixi (similar splurge, steal)
Wedges: BC Footwear (on Sale!)
Bag: Halogen (similar bag for less here)

When stripes and denim come together a perfect summer outfit is born. Stripes are definitely a timeless trend that you can’t go wrong with wearing all year round. For summer, try a loose-fitted and relaxed striped top to feel cool (literally). Another trend that recently made its comeback …

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Foster Grant Video + Giveaway

Lifestyle | June 23, 2014

I know what you’re thinking. It’s Monday and on Mondays, well, we hate Monday. Although I agree, today is the exception because there’s a few things worth celebrating! One: It’s officially summer. Woo! Two: Foster Grant is celebrating their 85th anniversary. That’s right. 85 years of ever lasting eyewear!! I love that even though their styles have changed over time, their affordable price-points have not. I was excited to join 3 of my fabulous LA bloggers (and close pals!) Sydne, Sheryl, and Mara to shoot a fun video showcasing Who’s Behind Those Foster Grants.

We all got to …

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Enter to Win: XO Styling Iron

Beauty | June 20, 2014

Today I’m talking hair! Duh. I decided to create two ways that you can style your hair with the XO Styling Iron created by fellow blogger babe/friend Cara at A Fashion Love Affair. I’ve actually been in need of a new straightener (that also curls!) for a while so I thought why not trade in my crusty flat iron (ha!) and give this one a try.  


I curled my hair with this iron in probably 5-10 minutes max! It’s a new record! I think the trick is that the iron has a smooth outside texture which makes it super …

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Bohemian Shorts

Fashion | June 19, 2014

-Outfit Details-
Top: H&M (old, shop similar here, here + here) // Tribal Shorts: Boohoo (more styles here + here) // Sandals: Just Fab (old, shop similar here + here) // Necklace: Milk & Honey (old, shop similar here + UK here) // Sunglasses: Karen Walker (cheaper option here) // Clear Bag: ASOS (old, shop similar) // Gold Tattoos: Jacquie Aiche // Lipstick: NYX

I’m feeling totally boho in my new tribal-print shorts today and loving every comfortable minute of it. Comfort is definitely key for me – especially on days when I’m …

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Casual for a Cause

Fashion | June 18, 2014

-Shop the Look-
Flip flops: Hari Mari // Jeans: Black Orchid Denim (old, shop similar here + here) // Shirt: Dittos Brand (shop similar here, here + here) // Tote: Graf & Lantz  (similar option here)// Eyewear: Celine // Gold Tattoos: Jacquie Aiche

 All fashion aside, I want to share a moment I had the other day. I got the craziest feeling when I was at a local LA pub enjoying the World Cup USA game. I noticed most of the TV screens were televising the World Cup but there was a smaller screen (that nobody …

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I’m Going to the Middle East!

Fashion | June 17, 2014

-Shop the Look-
Dress: H&M it’s a beach cover-up! (Shop similar here, here + here) // Gold Clutch: H&M (shop similar here) // Heels: Zara (shop similar here + $40 similar pair here) // Headpiece: Topshop // Gold Tattoos: Jacquie Aiche

Surprise, surprise! For the past month I’ve been teasing my upcoming international trip and finally TODAY I’m revealing my next #SazanTravels vacation! In less than one month I’m heading to the homeland! It has been 8 YEARS since I last visited Kurdistan (in Northern Iraq) so I’m very excited to re-connect with family, friends, THE …

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Fashion | June 16, 2014


-Shop My Outfit-
USA Tank: Chaser (on sale HERE) // Jeans: Black Orchid Denim available HERE (lighter wash option here)// Sneakers: Shop Exhale (plain option here) // Gold Tattoos: Jacquie Aiche // Bag/Tote: Graf & Lantz (similar options here + here) // Sunglasses: Celine

Happy Monday! Today is not going to be another typical Monday because the USA is playing today in the World Cup! I can’t wait to watch the game with my close pals at one of my fave local spots. Woo! And what better way to show my love than by wearing it? …

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HAPPY Friday the 13th

Fashion | June 13, 2014


-Outfit Details-
Top: South Parade (sold out, love this one too) // Shorts: French Connection // Clutch: Just Fab (more styles here, here + here) // Shoes: Just Fab (shop similar here + here) // Necklace: Shop Dixi (old, shop similar here + here) // Foundation: Laura Mercier in “honey beige”

Ironically I’m wearing all black today in a more “happy” way regardless of it being “Friday the 13th.” I don’t really believe in the whole bad luck omen (watch my computer suddenly crash in the middle of this or something. ha). All my attention is …

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Little Yellow Dress

Lifestyle | June 12, 2014

-Outfit Details-
Dress: Shoshanna (also comes in black) Note: I’m 5’2” wearing size P //  Bag: Danielle Nicole (Mint sold out, other colors here, here +here or shop their similar mint style )  //  Heels: Zara (N/A, shop similar here and here)  //  Sunglasses: Karen Walker(cheaper version here)  //  Nails: Essie “Play Date”  //  Necklace: Capwell

Style: Feminine Classy
Perfect For: Informal meeting, Going out with friends, lunch date, summer vacation..etc.
Hair/Makeup: Hollywood inspired glam – Big waves, natural makeup

Bright colors for summer: Check.  I’m ready to take on the summer season with …

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