The Perfect Dress To Go From Day to Night

tobi1mq_tobi2mq_tobi3mq_tobi4mq_tobi5mq_tobi6Dress: Tobi – Shoes: Just Fab – Choker: Vanessa Mooney

Whenever my hair is in a ponytail, I always end up playing with it and swinging it around haha. I know I’m not the only one?! Any way, I just love this shift dress from Tobi! It’s a classic black and white piece that you can dress up or down. I don’t recommend it if you have babies that you need to carry AND in my case, a crazy toddler named Scarlett to chase around… one word: wrinkles!! This dress is perf for those days when you have day plans and can wear it down like I did above and at night when you are going to a nice dinner… dress it up with heels and more accessories🙂

If you’ve never purchased anything from Tobi before, your first order is 50%… such a steal! While you’re there, you might as well stock up on Fall clothing for all half off!

P.S. Don’t I low key look like a referee?! Lol

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Ipsy “October 2016 Glam Bag” Review

mq_ipsyoct2What’s in the October 2016 “Black Magic” Glam Bag?

  1. Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish in Heavenly
  2. INDI BEAUTY Buttercream Antioxidant Lip Scrub
  3. theBalm Cosmetics CabanaBoy Blush
  4. NYX Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Gunmetal
  5. noyah Natural Lipstick in Currant

mq_ipsyoct1Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish in Heavenly

Ah I always get excited when I see that I got nail polish in my glam bag… especially if it’s a full size bottle! I love this pastel color. The formula was think, creamy and super opaque!

mq_ipsyoct5INDI BEAUTY Buttercream Antioxidant Lip Scrub

Ooh I love lip scrubs! This one left my lips feeling silky smooth. I used it right before bed and woke up with super soft lips! Oh and guess what?! This Lip Scrub also serves as a lipstick remover. So awesome!

mq_ipsyoct3theBalm Cosmetics CabanaBoy Blush

I am such a fan of this brand! I first fell in love with their liquid lipsticks… so much that I bought the full size version in 2 different colors! I was excited to see that I got their blush since I needed blush (score) and because I knew this brand wouldn’t disappoint. This is the perfect pink of my skin tone… yay!

mq_ipsyoct6NYX Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Gunmetal

Ok, I do love NYX but this glittery silver liner is just not for me! The last time I wore glitter liner was in high school during a dance performance haha. For of those of you that are looking for a glitter liner, this one seems awesome! …Just not my style.

mq_ipsyoct4noyah Natural Lipstick in Currant

FYI, this is a VERY tiny sample but I’m not complaining! It goes on so smoothly and doesn’t dry out my lips which is a major plus when it comes to lipsticks… especially dark colors. This color is so similar to MAC Cosmetics lipstick in “Rebel.” I’m so glad I got this color since it’s so Fall🙂

Overall, I am SO happy with this month’s bag. I like and will continue to use 4 out 5 products! If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the nail polish… duh! If you’re still on the fence about trying Ipsy out, let me convince you. It’s SO worth the $10 a month! Check it out here!

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These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

mq_astr4mq_astr2mq_astr5mq_astr1mq_astr6Dress: ASTR – Shoes: Target – Choker: Vanessa Mooney

If there’s one color I love after black, it’s cognac! It’s another one of those colors that can go with everything else. I’m obsessed with these booties from Target not only because they’re super stylish and perfect for the Fall season but also because they’re only $38! For booties… say whaaat?! Target definitely does it again. I just had to snag a pair when I walked by the shoe section on my way to get diapers… oops. Don’t tell my hubby! Lol.

That dress is from Nordy’s which I absolutely love. You can never have enough LBD’s (little black dress), especially ones like these that have some added detail. Great news is that it’s on SALE right now for the same price as the Target boots… $38! Um… You’re welcome!! Check out the links below🙂 Have a wonderful week everyone!

P.S. I am still obsessed with that Vanessa Mooney choker that I’ve worn in like every outfit post LOL.

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Sweater Weather


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Ok, so it’s finally just cooling down in San Diego so I’m busting out my sweaters and cardigans! I typically like long cardigans and oversized sweaters🙂 If you’re looking for some cute ones to add to your wardrobe, I shared the ones I’ve been eyeing to buy… Which one is your fave?!


All Black Everything

mq_allblack1mq_allblack3mq_allblack2mq_allblack4Dress: Leith – Jacket: Blanc NYC (similar) – Choker: Vanessa Mooney – Necklace: Rocksbox – Shoes: Reflection (similar)

Ok… all black except my silver necklace! Haha. That body con dress is my new closet staple for the Fall season because I can pair it with any jacket/cardigan AND you can dress it up or down. Since I have a lot of comfy outfit posts, I decided to dress it up with my black moto jacket and my little sister’s chunky ankle strap heels. LOVE! This outfit would be for the perfect date night. What are those anyway?! Lol.

My silver necklace is from my Rocksbox! If you want to check out Rocksbox… Get one month FREE! Just enter code “rainaelegadoxoxo” at checkout! Click here for more info on my past blog post🙂

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JORD Wood Watch Contest


Isn’t my new luxury wood watch from JORD such a beauty ?! When I got it in the mail, I not only fell in love with the watch itself but also the packaging … obvi, the wooden box. I was so impressed by the quality of the watch, it’s definitely made well. I decided to get to the dark wood color since I always wear black for work. I love that it’s not heavy either. It’s seriously so light that it feels like I’m not even wearing a watch. It’s also super easy to take on and off… major plus! This is the perfect every day watch, especially for what I do as a Musical Production Coordinator🙂

Great news… I love it so much that I want to give one of my readers a chance to win one! Click here to enter!

*This post was in collaboration with JORD Wood Watches. As always, all opinions are my own.


Summer Weather in October

mq_styles2mq_styles4mq_styles3mq_styles5mq_styles1Dress & Vest: Styles For Less – Shoes: Sam Edelman – Sunglasses (sold out): Nordstrom B.P. – Bag: Target – iPhone Case: CaseApp

This is basically how “Fall” I can get right now with this summer weather in San Diego! Lol. I can’t wait to wear all of my sweaters and boots BUT it’s too darn hot. To compromise, I opted for a midi dress with short sleeves, cardigan vest and my nude lace up sandals. Obviously this outfit was for an outing in the late afternoon when it was a little bit cooler. Let’s be real, I so cannot wear this outfit in scorching 90 somethin’ degree weather during the day. I mean… I can but I’d be a sweaty hot mess haha.

The dress and vest together are under $50 from Styles For Less! Such a steal. In other stores, each piece would be about that much by itself. Unfortunately, I can’t find the vest on the website😦 And that tote bag from Target is the one I use every day for work. I LOVE IT! It literally can fit my whole life… Lol. No but really, it fits my Macbook Pro, clipboard, notebook, make-up bag and everything else I decide to stuff in it. I love the little front zip pocket where I can store things I need to access a lot, like my phone. I highly recommend this tote for those who like big bags!

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Split Pants

mq_romwepants1mq_romwepants3mq_romwepants4mq_romwepants2Top: Brandy Melville – Pants: Romwe – Shoes: Just Fab – Sunglasses: Nordstrom B.P.

Split pants… say what?!? Lol. I first saw them when I was shopping on and was eyeing the Free People ones but of course, they’re like a million bucks. For something so trendy and that might go out of style real quick, I tend to buy an inexpensive version. I fell in love with these ones from Romwe! The stripes are flattering because they are horizontal which creates the illusion of longer legs… yes please! Haha. Oh and the best part? They’re ONLY $13.99!

I decided to pair them with a Brandy Melville loose off the shoulder crop top. It’s SO comfy! And gotta love my black lace up sandals from Just Fab🙂

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*This post was in collaboration with Romwe. As always, all opinions are my own.


Teami Blends Tea

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teamiblends2My outfit: Dress: H&M (old; similar) – Choker: Vanessa Mooney – Sunglasses: Nordstrom B.P. (sold out; similar)

Scarlett’s Outfit: Tunic: Carter’s – Socks: Old Navy – Headband: The Twisted Knot

It’s been such a crazy few weeks at my work since the big show that I’ve been working on for the last few months was on Friday! Basically, I was constantly busy ALL day working on behind the scenes stuff while leading dance rehearsals. My work days this past week were about 12 hours long. Thank goodness for Teami Focus tea which allowed me to stay focused during my long work days. With 11 naturally powerful plant based ingredients, it helped me stay motivated to complete my never ending to do lists! And when I get off of work, I switch into full mommy mode to take care of my 2 under 2… whew! 

You would think that once I finally get to lay in bed at night, I could fall asleep right away right? Wrong! My mind continues to race and I literally have to force myself to relax. This is where Teami Relax tea comes in perfectly. Teami Relax contains 5 soothing ingredients… Lavender Flower ,Chamomile, Lemon grass, Orange peel, Valerian Root extract. These plants help relax tight muscles and reduce insomnia. So awesome! *TIP* Pour the tea over ice and add a splash of non-fat milk… delish!

These 2 teas are seriously the perfect combo for a full-time working mama like me :) You should check them out here! Use code “RAINA10” to get 10% off you order.

P.S. I just made a Facebook page for my blog. I would really appreciate it if you “liked” it! Thank you!

This post was in collaboration with Teami Blends. As always, all opinions are my own.

Ready for Fall


How freakin’ cute are those leggings and matching headband from Trendy Bubs?! The print is jus so stylish! The fabric is super soft as well… Love! I decided to pair them with a simple white top (old, from H&M) that has some detail on the sleeves. Heart eyes emoji right?! 

Btw, I love trips to the park that are also a photo opp. Scarlett is able to burn some energy and explore while mama gets some adorable pictures of her🙂 Of course, she got a little treat too! She felt “SO COOL” with her very own jamba juice cup. 

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