Coming to the UK: My Travel Series Pt. 1 of Bundling Up

rebelsatheart quote    Words can’t describe the feeling I’m having now and how close this trip is for me. So, I wanted to share my thoughts, style and rebel ways of a go-getter to take over the world. My word of advice for anyone is to go for what you love. And my motto is this:

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to out and kick ass.” –Maya Angelou

      Since I’m traveling to London, U.K. I thought it would be a great read and entertaining way to share my #ootd or lets say packing series. This will be my first time traveling and I’m going to have a blast. I hope I can help those who are afraid to make moves and say:

“It’s ok to go out there and discover the world. You owe it to yourself.”

   Save up for that trip and go for it. Rebel with your lifestyle and do you because no can do it better then you. Why live in small world when there is a bigger one out there to explore and succeed.

      Enough with my rant of go out in the world and rule it. My look I pulled together here is one of my favs. The clothing I have on is mix of clothes of my exploring ass to thrift stores and digging in my closet. Plus, I was luck enough to get this amazing heather grey sweatshirt from CottonHood. I’m obsessed with how it is soft, comfortable and a great piece to layer. I paired it with faux leather jacket, black and white printed pants, handbag, and black booties.

    I have treat for all my followers too! A 25% off with a code, so go experience the comforts of CottonHood by using REBELSATHEART25. My special to you rebels!!!

     xx- Enjoy and go out and grab the world by the lapels. Kick ass!

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Weekend Fun With Some Silky Harem Pants

I have been so stoked this whole weekend. And finally, I got a chance to go thrifting with my friends. I decided to do a #ootd (Outfit of the Day) after we got our treats. I will share what I got in another post.

The one thing that makes me happy are harem pants by MINTYMEETSMUNT and pockets. Comfort in your pockets is where anyone and myself would like my hands to be.  You can call this my Aaliyah songstress look. She was a force to remember and always dressed to her comfort zone. This is what I’d like to inspire. So be comfy and your style will shine through. The top I have on is something I had in my closet from Forever 21. Cropped tops are a hit or miss. The way to wear this you can pair it with high waist trousers, shorts and or skirt. Here’s the look for a weekend out with your girls my rebels:

  

Til next time enjoy the rest of your weekend #sundayfunday

xoxox,

lei.phillips

All Photos by: Melissa Lopez

Casual Saturday Chic Look: How to Stay Chic for the Weekend 


Weekends are meant to be casual and relaxing. But it is suppose be easy going, so don’t forget to put that rebel spin on it. Well being chic and casual means to loosen up with a flair. During Monday through Friday we are just trying to get through, but the weekend is a time to let your hair down.

Whether you’re letting your hair down, going to the beach, or having fun in the city and don’t forget to add a twist of  your style to this weekend.

Light, Chic, Lace and Summer:

Mix your summer lighter color palette with a few dark pieces to add an contrast to your outfit. Light weight blazers are great for the summer and add that chic style to any outfit. I really believe wearing all white keeps you cooler too.  Lace and crochet pieces are amazing to add and very summer chic. Take a look at my picks of cool and summer chic trends to keep you like a rebel you are.

   


Get That Sporty Look, But with a Edge my Rebel Men!!!

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Jacket BoohooMan, Poka-dot T-Shirt BoohooMan, Indigo Apron Harem Pants Matiere

Your worries and prayers are answered now. My favorite menswear line that gives any man an aha moment of excitement is Matiere.  The line maintains “a clean, understated, and refined point of view.”  Modern silhouettes, creative, and pushing the boundaries of fabrications are seen through-out the line. In the picture above, the indigo apron harem pants are great an addition to your wardrobe. Rock it with a simple graphic tee BoohooMan and letterman style jacket BoohooMan to add a sporty look.

IMG_2959(1)Floral Suit by AZUL by Moussy,  Yellow Thermal Shirt AZUL by Moussy, Grey Leggings

The second look I pulled together is a all floral suit by AZUL by Moussy. When wearing all floral you must not be scared to try something new. By pairing the grey leggings it makes a sporty look and adding the tennies will add that causal look. Sporty with a touch of edge is a great look to experiment with and can be effortless. Try it as bit of inspiration pick and choose what works best for you. So get the look by following the links below.

GET THE LOOK SITES:

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AZUL by Moussy

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All Photos by AJL-C

Model Evan Gomez

Styled by Lei Phillips

LA Fashion Week with Concept Show Spring/ Summer 2015

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Concept LA is about making fashion the art piece in a gallery with dramatic lighting. 

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JBURGOS

JBurgos collection showcased their line for a business savvy woman who isn’t afraid to take risks. My favorite look is the short high low a-line salmon dress is a great look for a night on the town. Its counter-part to that dress the salmon colored slim fitting hitting above the knee garment has my heart. My third look I’m loving is the Lust Green jumper. The collection as a whole is cohesive with contrasting pieces shows how diverse it is. Take the world by storm and be bright and vibrant this year.

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Mathiasen

Color blocking, playful print, bold colors is here this coming Spring/Summer 2015. The pop of my life is the colors used in Mathiasen’s line is playful and sophisticated. Who says you can’t have a good time and look professional.  The preppy jackets, zig-zag print aline dress and top, and abstract flora printed trench coat is a great pieces to pair with in any outfit. Young and bold is in all of us deep down. Rebel on 🙂

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Mike Vensel

Who says art is the only thing to focus on when you have models to be the center of attention. From the modern woman to the cool girls who want to be seen would wear Mike Vensel’s collection. All black everything is the rebel thing to do. Of course a rebel would. From the cut-out garments to the sleek sophisticated looks will make any woman to decide to wear this line.

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Aeneas Erlking

Rock on to this collection. From the makeup to the clothes show us how to rebel. Taking the color white and making it badass is the thing to do if your a rebel without a cause. I love the use of plaid and this trend is a classic. Especially if you can mix plaid and floral in on shirt is great juxtaposition. More leather and more leather is the amazing to have for every season.

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Photographer Freeman McFaddden 

 

Sofia By Vix House Party

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Ain’t No Party Like a Malibu House Party

I’m kicking it off in Malibu sponsered by Teen Vogue to give you rebels the goods on Sofia By Vix the Summer 2104 line, LUX NailsTrish McEvoy makeup, and Beats Music. On Thursday July 10, 2014 was eventful with a day full of meet & greet with other bloggers alike coming to view Sofia By Vix Swimwear to have a personal up and close encounter of one, two piece swimming suits, and coverup dresses. Below is my top ones I adore and photos of the event. Plus, I have a discount for all my rebels that I would like to share and the code is HOUSEPARTY. Be sure to use it soon. It expires on July 31, 2014.

MAHAL TRIANGLE FRINGE TOP & TIE SIDE BOTTOM

Siberia Ripple One Piece

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It was even fun to have Trish McEvoy’s makeup gurus giving pointers to get that summer glow by putting on a little  shimmer blush on the top of your cheek bones is way to get a sun-kissed fresh summer look. What I love about Trish McEvoy is the fact you could have a set of makeup all in one called a Makeup Planner. This includes eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, and eyeliner is an example of what you could get in a set with a cute makeup bag.

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Nail polish can be easy as LVX Nails, which I love the high gloss of the color of the polish. LVX brings luxury and fashion without compromise and a fresh color palette from the runway. This nail polish has gel-like finish,cruelty free/ vegan, and long lasting stay. The color I got in my gift bag was in laguna color. Their summer colors are lemon drop, viola, laguna,  porcelaine, aster, and lolli.

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SUMMER IT UP REBELS

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How to Wear Bright Lips for Everyday Wear

Vibrant, sultry, and fun lip colors are in for this season spring and summer. Most people are afraid to wear bright colors on their lips. But in reality they are actually a great essential to try and play around to be playful. How can you call yourself a rebel and you don’t get playful. So wear bright colors.

I found this great video on how to wear bright colors. I love watching Vogue channel on YouTube because they’re always on trend but edgy enough to fit my rebel habit. So this time around rebels sit back, relax, get inspired, and try something new:

I  Dare You to Express Yourself with Nail Art Rebel on Rebels

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Nail art is a form of expressing yourself if you think about it that way. Then I dare you to express yourself, get inspired by the things that you see around you, and I ask why not express yourself. Rebel on rebel on my rebels. When you are inspired by something choose little things from it and then you’ll be able to share something new with someone else. Also, you’ll be able to hold a conversation to connect with the world around you. I ask again why not rebel and go against the grain but express who yourself? Don’t let anyone not let you express yourself through art. Everything is art and everything that you correlate with fashion will show within you. Share your art share it rebels. #Fashionrebellionnails

I was inspired by color this time around and day glow, which I picked sunflower yellow and glowing silver.

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Photo taken by lei.phillips

Whatever you are inspired by take a little bit of it and share it in the way you see it. We are so restricted by all of the values that are placed against us and to say we can’t express through fashion, art, past culture, and our own beliefs for ourselves is ridiculous. So I say go ahead express yourself in way where you are sharing something that needs to shared. Just make sure that you’re taking little bit of pieces and using spurts of inspiration from art, culture, or fashion but make it your own.

Here is my top picks of nail art that is very expressive:

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The Holidays is Here and New Products to Consider Hmmm…

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Special showing of Spring and Summer 2014

This past week was a blast. To kick off the holidays I went to the First Glimpse Bloggers-only event housed in Seven Points edgy men’s wear clothing store, where there were offering special discounts and gift ideas.  This event was for a private viewing for bloggers and stylists with serving of Hint cocktails made the night. 

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The arena of the store was showcased by Media Playground PR where they had a live photo shoot and model installation featuring Pretty Glam Special lingerie showed sweet lingerie wearable art collaborations with Radeo. The artists change from time to time, Radeo is great artist, and the theme of her panties is galaxy and Knot robot bikini. I will be rocking those babies for sure my fav.

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Frends stylist headphones are must for a music lover’s wardrobe and fashionistas alike. These babies come with interchangeable headphone caps in gold, luminous oil slick, and girlish teal colors. There are more cap selections and headphone sizes sold at Nordstrom’s. The cool thing is the headphones are collapsible and can be put into your purse. Function meets fashion is on my list for Christmas.

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My fellow rebel friends were there with me to also experience the first looks of Silvana K jewelry, made in rebellious Los Angeles with recycled metals of necklaces, earrings, and rings. These jewels are unforgettable and make me daydream of them all.

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Miami-based designer Lorie Lester presented Spring 2014 collection and few pieces from Fall 2013. Lester’s designs range from dresses, pantsuits, and skirts. What she is known for is her mesh inserts and elegantly bare styling. The look of the collection is rough grunge and with a feminine boho touch, which can be transformed from day to night looks.

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This event was great collaboration with Emblem Showroom, Media Playground PR, and Blogger Babes blogger association giving a great impression of a special showing of new products and collections.

For all links click on bold words to find out more info Rebels…. So go on rebel to your next holiday event.

Photo Credit of event – Jeff Linnett