Posts in Staples

Summertime is vastly approaching, and a fresh new outfit is in order!


When I think of summer, I think of fun outdoor activities; whether it’s having a picnic at the park or biking by the beach. I particularly love having barbecues and going on a staycation! The list goes on, and that’s why my summer staple needs to be versatile no matter what the occasion.

I’m getting ready with XOXO this summer by rocking this LBD! I just love how it perfectly fits to accentuate my body, but also flares out to keep it fun. It’s a modern take on the day dress—your summer staple doesn’t necessarily have to be colorful. However, we’ll leave it up to the details; the ruffled sleeves and front cut-out to keep things interesting. The solid black color also makes it easy to switch it up by adding other key pieces. I added a wide brim hat to complete the look.

XOXO Dress + Shoes

Photography by Virisa Yong


I love a good view spot but never thought it would be the best place to shoot pictures at, especially at night. When Jeff (@yojefff) took me to a view spot to shoot an outfit, I was doubtful at first. But he proved me wrong, and I loved how the pictures came out! We also got to enjoy the view for a bit while shooting.

A little black dress is a must in your closet. This is the Rolling in the Deep V Black Strapless Dress from LuLu*s that I got awhile back. I love the sweetheart AND deep V neckline. The dress is simple, yet sophisticated. It’s the perfect little back dress that can be dressed up or down. I chose to pair it with a denim jacket to dress it down since I was going for a more casual look. The dress looks effortlessly gorgeous by itself, but I decided to wear a statement necklace to complete my outfit.

Dress: Lulu*s

Jacket: Thrifted / Shoes: Forever 21

Necklace: Urban Outfitters / Watch: Michael Kors

I wanted to give off a more edgy vibe for this second look, and the American Apparel disco pants does the job. I love how these pants fit me like a glove. It’s hard for me to find a pair of high-waisted pants that fit me well like these do.

I also love how effortless it is; throw on any top and you’re good to go! These pants never fail to grab people’s attention. So if you’re going somewhere and planning to make a statement, you should definitely get a pair.

Choker: Topshop / Shoes: Doc Martens

I told Jeff how I like wire fences so he took me to this spot:

This was actually the before picture when I broke the fence...

Ha ha, I'm kidding! I couldn't help but laugh after taking that shot.

Photography: Jeff Fernandez (@yojefff)

Hope you enjoyed my first post!

xo, Pau