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Loving You This Valentine’s Day

02.06.2018

Loving You This Valentine's Day

These past 6 months have taught me so much about what it means to love myself. Previously when I was in relationships, I always tried to do what the other person wanted even if it meant I was the one who had to make the sacrifice. The problem with what I was doing is that a […]

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Women of Color Dinner Recap

01.23.2018

Women of Color Dinner Recap

It was raining last Thursday, so to protect my freshly straightened hair from frizzing out I threw my coat over it and ran into the hotel. I was on my way to an event that I was hosting, it was a Women of Color dinner being held at Five Restaurant, which is inside the Hotel […]

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4 Tips for Adding Soul Into Your Life

01.10.2018

4 Tips for Adding Soul Into Your Life

In July 2017, my world was flipped upside down. I stepped back from blogging full-time to go back to Tech and walked away from my marriage of 2 years. I was confused, hurt, angry, and beyond devastated. After moving back to my parent’s house, I couldn’t muster up the strength to unpack for the first few months, […]

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5 Ways To Live Your Best Life in 2018 Starting Now

01.03.2018

5 Ways To Live Your Best Life in 2018 Starting Now

Growing up, it was really important to me to please my parents. At the same time, I was born independent and determined to do what I wanted. What I didn’t know was you can’t have a boyfriend, go to school dances, lead student government, do sports, AND get straight-A’s all at the same time. I’ve reached […]

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[Recipe] White Chocolate Maraschino Cherry Cookies

12.22.2017

[Recipe] White Chocolate Maraschino Cherry Cookies

  My sister, Rachel, is a talented baker, but when she said she was making white chocolate maraschino cookies I was appalled. First of all, I hate maraschino cherries. I avoid them in desserts, and always remove them from my cocktails.  The sheer thought of them grosses me out. That is, unless they are the atomic […]

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Museum of Ice Cream | San Francisco

12.19.2017

Museum of Ice Cream | San Francisco

As a little kid, music to my ears wasn’t the recess bell, the Sailor Moon theme song, or even the Polly Pocket jingle. It was hearing the ice cream truck in the distance growing louder and louder until it stopped right in front of my house. Push pops, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, soft serve, I […]

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Holiday Charity Mixer Recap

12.18.2017

Holiday Charity Mixer Recap

Many moving parts came together to create a holiday charity mixer hosted by Classtige and Epifania Magazine this year. Even more moving parts would be required to produce a 2018 calendar featuring the CEO of Classtige, me. Life takes us in all kind of crazy directions, and we have to be willing to go through the […]

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Recap: Santana Row Holiday Soiree

12.15.2017

Recap: Santana Row Holiday Soiree

Who needs to go to Disneyland, when you can explore your own backyard during the holiday season? I’ve always loved how the Bay Area dresses itself during this time of the year. Oakland, Walnut Creek, Palo Alto, no matter what town you’re in be rest assured there will be some shimmering lights to put you […]

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Cyber Monday: Classtige Approved Sales

11.27.2017

Cyber Monday: Classtige Approved Sales

  The holiday season in full swing, and this is the time to get some holiday shopping done to avoid the hoards of people at the mall for the next month. I combed through tons of websites to share with you the my top Cyber Monday sales. This guide consists of brands I truly enjoy, […]

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Sephora VIB Sale: Shopping Guide

11.08.2017

Sephora VIB Sale: Shopping Guide

If you’re a Sephora VIB, then you know well that Sephora does two sales a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall where everything in the store is either 15% or 20% off. Since it only happens a couple times a year, it requires strategy, planning, and your savings. As you know, […]

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Halloween 2017: Princess Jasmine

11.05.2017

Halloween 2017: Princess Jasmine

When I was in 3rd grade, I dressed up as my favorite Disney princess, Jasmine. As my mom was snapping photos of me, I told her that when I grew up I wanted to be Princess Jasmine. I knew I could. She’s looks like me, because she has dark hair, dark skin, and is so […]

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NYFW with Kyra & Vir

09.28.2017

NYFW with Kyra & Vir

Coming to New York for the 3rd time this year for my 2nd NYFW experience was an absolute dream. I’ve truly fallen in love with everything about New York City, and I would seriously love to make it my home one day. What I love the most about it is that there is no wrong […]

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NYFW SS18 Recap: Katie Gallagher & R+Co Hair

09.12.2017

NYFW SS18 Recap: Katie Gallagher & R+Co Hair

  When you think of spring, usually the first thing that comes to mind is baby pink blossoms, delicate sunshine, and flowy sundresses cascading across the street. At NYFW, Katie Gallagher, kept it real with her SS18 debut of “Rain” and showed us what spring in NYC is really like. This season, Gallagher features delicate fabrics and […]

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Make a Skinny Cadillac Margarita with Agavero

09.01.2017

Make a Skinny Cadillac Margarita with Agavero

  I’m not a huge tequila drinker anymore, but I do love my margaritas (on the rocks) especially the Cadillac Margarita! This Labor Day weekend, I’m thrilled to be tasting Agavero Orange Liqueur along with Centenario Reposado tequila in my margaritas. As you may know, I’m all about fitness and putting the right things into […]

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The Perfect Fall Jacket

08.28.2017

The Perfect Fall Jacket

I’m a believer that every closet should be equipped with the proper accouterments at all times. A white tank top, black flats, comfy distressed jeans, and a few neutral pullovers or cardigans are essential to pull off looks for any occasion. I know tons of fashionistas that swear by a classic black leather jacket as one […]

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Lounge like a Goddess with Pajamasutra

08.24.2017

Lounge like a Goddess with Pajamasutra

I know it’s been so long since I’ve done a blogpost, so thank you for being so patient! I recently jumped back into working so I’ve had my hands full with balancing a 9 to 5, a part time gig with Guerlain, and of course, being a 24/7 influencer. Today, we are all so busy with everything. […]

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Classtige x Proven Collective

08.01.2017

Classtige x Proven Collective

Fashion has always been in my blood. Since I was a small kid, wearing my mom’s heels and stealing my dad’s sunglasses was my full-time job. I always thought starting a clothing line would be a dream come true, and although I’m not starting one (yet) I had the pleasure of partnering up with Proven […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Top Picks

07.13.2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Top Picks

It’s finally here, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Held in mid-summer, the NSale is an annual event lasting 3.5 weeks where new fall merchandise is on major sale. Everything goes back to regular price when the sale is over. The pre-sale for Nordstrom cardholders lasts from today through July 20th and access to the public is […]

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Top 5 Workout Exercises

07.05.2017

Top 5 Workout Exercises

Getting into a regular workout routine is not easy, it requires a lot of trial and error, time, and discipline. I’ve gotten on the wagon and fallen off numerous times, but I can confidently say that I’ve figured out how to integrate exercise into my lifestyle and my daily routine. Just like eating and sleeping, […]

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Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

06.29.2017

Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

Despacitoooo! With my birthday on its way, I knew I had to do something to celebrate the big 3-0. When my girlfriend, Neha, suggested a quick getaway to Mexico I knew we had to do it. She had been my best friend for years, and yet we had never taken a solo trip together! We […]

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A Splash of Perrier

06.28.2017

A Splash of Perrier

  Summer is now in full swing, so I have been spending a lot more time with family. My sisters are both moving out of California to pursue medical careers, so spending as much time with them as possible has been a top priority. To gear up for this campaign with Perrier, I wanted to shoot […]

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Dining with La Victoria

06.28.2017

Dining with La Victoria

  As a fashion influencer, one of my favorite things about attending events is the food. As you know, I’m a huge foodie, so being able to work with a food company has been an absolute “treat” for me. I had the honor of joining La Victoria for an evening of live music, art, wine, […]

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100 Years of La Victoria

06.21.2017

100 Years of La Victoria

  It’s finally summer, which means it’s officially BBQ season. I love getting friends and family together to fire up a grill, pass a frisbee, and soak up all the sunshine. My family eats a lot of meat, so we usually grill everything from hot dogs to flank steaks. My personal favorite BBQ dish is grilled chicken served […]

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Bali Travel Guide

06.16.2017

Bali Travel Guide

Bali is one place I eagerly await to return to. With its lush jungles and pristine beaches there is someting for everyone. Kunal and I were in Bali for 8 days, and planned on splitting our time between two cities we wanted to see: Ubud and Seminyak. The main city of Depensar is where the […]

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London Travel Guide

06.08.2017

London Travel Guide

Double deckers, fish and chips, and bloody hell, the chilly weather! London is an international city that is rich with history and pristine architecture. I was taken aback by the neatly trimmed bushes and maintained buildings–sorry, SF, London has you beat on that one. Kunal and I initially came to London to visit family, but […]

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Birthday Gift Guide

06.06.2017

Birthday Gift Guide

This is what 30 looks like. Since today is my birthday, I thought I would treat you with a birthday gift guide for the modern woman. Ladies, feel free to share this with your significant others! I came up with a list of items that can be bundled, or given on their own depending on […]

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Paris Travel Guide

06.01.2017

Paris Travel Guide

They say that Paris is the city of love, and it is rightfully so. From quaint, little coffee shops to the pristine Seine River that strolls casually through the city, Paris continues to capture the hearts of tourists near and far, mine included. Kunal and I were in Paris for 4 full days, so we […]

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Play Hostess With Keeches N Cake

05.29.2017

Play Hostess With Keeches N Cake

Last month, I hosted my first event as a fashion influencer. It all started when I approached Ambiance about collaborating together, and their store manager, Julie, asked if I wanted to host a shopping party for my followers. This would be the first time I could interact with my followers in person, so I leaped […]

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Boho Vibes

05.17.2017

Boho Vibes

With the weather constantly flirting with both the sun and Karl the Fog, I cannot figure out what to leave the house with these days. I’m not going to lie I am a pansy, I cannot handle anything above of below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. California girl problems. Regardless, with the summer months quickly approaching my […]

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Work It with Ellie Activewear

05.08.2017

Work It with Ellie Activewear

When I graduated from college, I hated the way I looked. I had gained weight since my freshman year, so the alcohol, late night fast food, and more alcohol had taken its toll on my body. My face had lost its heart shape definition, and I was sluggish due to the lack of exercise in […]

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Spin with Vanity Planet

05.01.2017

Spin with Vanity Planet

  My skin is everything. I’ve been blessed to have clear skin for the most part, so I’ve taken steps towards ensuring my clear skin stays healthy by maintaining a consistent skin care regimen. I’ve been hesitant to use powered brushes, because I simply did not think they worked. I use scrubs every few days […]

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Lash Extensions & More with SASS

04.26.2017

Lash Extensions & More with SASS

One of the perks of my family genes is that we all have curly lashes – guys included! Even so, I’ve always wanted longer and fuller lashes. When SASS SF agreed to do a collaboration with me, I was ecstatic. I loved their work and was finally going to get a set of my own lash extensions. […]

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Big Ben & Red Phone Booths

04.19.2017

Big Ben & Red Phone Booths

On our second to last day in Paris, Kunal and I flipped on the TV and were stunned to see the Breaking News update: a man had driven a bus over the Westminster Bridge, killing and injuring dozens of innocent people and stabbed an officer. We looked at each other, nervous about making our trek […]

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Spring in Paris

04.10.2017

Spring in Paris

Life is all about change, and to keep up with it we have to be open and willing to accommodate those changes no matter what. A few months ago, I made the decision to leave Tech behind me and pursue my passion as a full-time fashion blogger. Although I do not feel 100% ready, in […]

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Travel Loving Care with Bioderma

04.03.2017

Travel Loving Care with Bioderma

As much fun as London & Paris were, there certainly is no place like home. Traveling is so exhilarating, we woke up early every morning to explore the city, taste the amazing food, and snap as many photos as we could. After some time, traveling does take a huge toll on your body. When Kunal […]

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Spring Style With Silver Jeans Co.

03.14.2017

Spring Style With Silver Jeans Co.

With Spring well on it’s way, I’m already preparing by pulling out my floral prints and peep toe pumps. Warmer temperatures also call for lighter fabrics like linen and chiffon. As for jeans, I’m really picky about what I wear, because comfort is #1 especially when traveling or doing strenuous activities. I typically wear mid-rise […]

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Keeping it Classy x Toasty

03.10.2017

Keeping it Classy x Toasty

When I went to NYFW, I was really nervous about how I was going to look cute and stay warm. Living in the Bay Area my entire life, I’ve become so spoiled with nice weather that anything under 68 degrees will make me add an extra layer (don’t judge me!). I finally put my fear […]

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Perfectly Athleisure

03.06.2017

Perfectly Athleisure

If it were up to me, I would wear sweatpants. Every. Single. Day. In my teens, the tighter the jeans and the higher the heels the better. Looking good was much more important to me than being able to walk properly.  Today, I’m all about comfort first, so when athleisure started emerging into the foreground […]

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Sunny Daze

03.01.2017

Sunny Daze

  The past few sunny days in San Francisco have been stunning to say the least. In fact, they have almost made me forget about the treacherous rain we’ve been having over the past few months. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this sunshine will last for just a little while longer! My photographer, Rachel, […]

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Ciao, NYFW!

02.27.2017

Ciao, NYFW!

As I finish my follow-up to NYFW this past month, I realize how my first experience has truly opened my eyes to what fashion really is. Fashion is innovation. It’s not able keeping up with trends, wearing only designer brands, or having a new outfit for every event you attend. Being a fashionista is about raising the […]

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NYFW Part II

02.22.2017

NYFW Part II

  I would consider my first NYFW a productive and exhilarating experience. Each day’s schedule consisted of the following: light breakfast, show, shoot, show, shoot, show, dinner, Uber, sleep. Repeat. I’m very thankful for all the advice I received on wearing comfortable shoes. During my time in New York, I experienced snow, freezing rain (that’s […]

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NYFW: Backstage at Ryan Roche

02.17.2017

NYFW: Backstage at Ryan Roche

  As you may know, this trip to NYFW was also my very first trip to New York ever, and I was absolutely enamored by it. San Francisco will always be home, but New York has such an “artsy with attitude” culture that I can certainly identify with, maybe a little more so than San Francisco. […]

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Preppy Pinks

02.03.2017

Preppy Pinks

One of my favorite places in San Francisco has got to be Union Square. Don’t get me wrong, as a Bay Area native I can’t stand going there during the weekends with the long lines, traffic, and tourists trying to get photos of anything that moves. What is beautiful about Union Square, is the true […]

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A Morning at Artis Coffee

01.27.2017

A Morning at Artis Coffee

With 2017 in full swing, I find myself craving more time on the couch, a tad more junk food (OK, a lot), and another beach vacation. It’s easy to get sucked into the hustle and bustle as I’m sure many of you can relate. I’m a tech marketing manager by day, and a fashion blogger […]

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Walking In A Waikiki Wonderland

12.23.2016

Walking In A Waikiki Wonderland

Winter marks a very special time of the year. It’s a chance to get together with friends and family, shop the year-end sales, and take a well-deserved break from work or school. For some (myself included), it’s an opportunity to escape the cold and venture on an island getaway. Kunal and I spent a few […]

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Home For the Holidays

12.15.2016

Home For the Holidays

          With festive holiday music and hot cider in my cup, it’s hard to not have that warm feeling inside during this time of the year – regardless of how cold it has been in San Francisco! I’m not one to enjoy the cold much, but with a couple of layers […]

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Fall Chic

11.17.2016

Fall Chic

How amazing are the colors in for fall right now?! As much as I miss warmer weather, I’m not going to deny that the rich shades of oxblood and navy haven’t been drawing my attention. Vibrant tones that are a bit cooler are now in style this season, and Classtige is joining the party!

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Pretty in Pink

11.17.2016

Pretty in Pink

Being a Spring baby, it has always been obvious between Fall and Spring which my favorite was. However, as I have gotten older my appreciation for the cooler temperatures and changing colors of the Earth only grew. Being from California, there hasn't always been much of a transition between summer and winter, but that doesn't mean the beauty isn't there! Layering is a never-ending trend in San Francisco, and definitely essential as we get into the chilly months ahead!

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City Chic

11.17.2016

City Chic

Going to the beach, wearing a parka in 65 degree weather, and eating avocado with pretty much anything are some traits of a true California girl. I would know! One of my favorite locations in California is actually in Southern California, because of the gorgeous climate and perfect 72 degree weather.

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Class Meets Prestige

11.17.2016

Class Meets Prestige

Welcome to Classtige! I’ve been blogging for around 6 months now, and am so proud to finally launch the website as another way to connect with you, my readers. As I’m sure you could tell, I love all things with class & prestige :) a little bit of background on Classtige…

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