Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree


Plaid red dress: @lulus 

Black boots: @zappos

Choker: @charlotterusse

Lavender hair: @bellami clip ins


Plaid skirt : @prettylittlething

Happy Holidays! Hope you guys are having an amazing month of December! I am so obsessed with this time of year. My favorite things to do are watching my favorite movie classics and holiday shopping of course!

This Mini red plaid dress is a total steal for only $25! It’s sooo soft and I absolutely love the unique retro style on the sleeves! 

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Cant wait to ring in the new year of 2019 with new projects and of course fashion looks! 

Thank you for stopping by…xoxo.


🌸 Cherry Blossom Dreams 🌸

Hey everyone! I gave my room a makeover a few months ago & I’m so  excited to finally share it with you guys!! I was inspired by my love for Asian culture and pretty pink Cherry Blossoms. I’ve always been obsessed since I was a little girl and am so happy with how it turned out! Details below.

Red Satin Oriental Bodycon Dress from Pretty Little Thing! 💋👘🌸

Window Valance
Plum Blossom Bonsai With Rocks in Metal Pot
nuLOOM Traditional Vintage Inspired Overdyed Fancy Pink Rug’ Round
Canvas Print
White Upholstered Tufted Headboard
Cherry blossoms duvet cover
Hanging Blooming Lotus Lamp
Japanese Cherry Blossom Sunset




916077EB-B2B0-4412-B44A-B819EF7617396158FB01-0589-4B0E-A33A-8B05C2BA07FC254E538E-CDB4-4283-9BA7-C9007AC462DEC7D3CF14-330B-401A-AD7E-FE26E5CC0F8CTee shirt dress: @prettylittlething 
Sunnies: @zerouv 
Choker: @charlotterusse
Sneakers: @adidas superstar
Cher Horowitz: He does dress better than I do. What would I bring to the relationship? 

Happy August! Hope you guys are having an amazing summer! I am so obsessed with PrettyLittleThing lately! It’s no secret I am a movie buff and a Clueless piece will always have a home in my wardrobe!

This Clueless Short Sleeve Nightie is a total steal for only $25! It’s sooo comfy and I absolutely love the unique frill detail on the sleeves! And how cute are these 90’s retro zero-UV cat-eye shades!? They are only $9.99!

Okay, hope you all are having a good week so far! Thank you for stopping by…xoxo.

21 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Happy first day of summer, everyone!! My 21st birthday is today, so I thought it would be fun to share “21 things you didn’t know about me” in today’s blog post. I had so much fun making this list… some facts made me LOL! I hope this gives you guys the chance to get to know me better! 

Forever 21 Dress: Satin floral mini dress


  1. My name Marina (meaning: of the sea) is so perfect for me. I’ve always loved the beach and spent so much time there growing up.
  2. My favorite color is red.
  3. I’m obsessed with Asian culture and my fave type of food is Japanese.
  4. I’m a total Potter Head (Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban is my fave!)
  5. Since I was a little girl, drawing and art has been a passion of mine.
  6. Growing up, I danced ballet, jazz & hip-hop. I was in Nutcracker performances for several years and on a competition team. I also took karate classes!
  7. My sister is my bestie, the Ashley to my Mary-Kate! (She added this. Lol!) 
  8. I’m an auntie to the cutest little rescue Yorkie named Kaylee. You can follow her on Instagram: @yorkieladykaylee & I have a Shihtzu named JoJo. Can’t believe he will be 15 years old this summer!
  9. In high school, my handmade jewelry was sold in a local boutique.
  10. The 1960’s is my all time favorite decade ever since watching The Monkees and I Dream of Jeannie.
  11. I’ve always been kind of a movie junkie. I remember being obsessed with going to blockbuster growing up- makes me feel old! Lol
  12. Reality TV is my guilty pleasure. Shows like the Bachelor/Bachelorette, Real Housewives & Vanderpump Rules are a few favorites. (The word birthday with forever make me think of Stassi saying “It’s MY BIRTHDAY” Lol!)
  13. Stranger Things and Riverdale are my current fave shows to binge on Netflix.
  14. I had braces for four (torturous) years! I took choosing the rubber-band colors very seriously- ha!
  15. My vision is so bad that I need to wear contacts/glasses at all times.
  16. My hair is totally natural. No dye or extensions.
  17. Growing up, I had naturally super long eyelashes and people used to always ask me if I was wearing mascara.
  18. Adam Sandler and Jim Carey are my favorite comedians.
  19. Judy Garland is my all time favorite actress. I’ve always been obsessed with The Wizard of Oz!
  20. My two biggest fears are clowns and needles!
  21. I have a problem having anyone understand me while I’m telling a story because I constantly laugh while I speak.

And that’s it! I hope you guys liked learning more about me! 🙂 Have a great Friday and weekend ahead!


My Holiday Look + True Match Lumi L’Oréal Product Review

My Holiday Look + True Match Lumi L’Oréal Product Review
Happy Friday! I’m so obsessed with my holiday look this year! This wine red belle sleeve lace dress wearing is in my favorite color and makes the PERFECT Christmas party dress! I’m wearing a size SM. I love everything about this dress especially the oversized sleeves and zipper accent on the back. It’s still available at and is under $100!
This week, I got in the mail two True Match Lumi beauty products by L’Oréal- and I LOVE them! The True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder in (Moonlight) is ULTRA shimmery and illuminating. The TrueMatch Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer in (Fair) is a perfect match for my pale skin tone (sometimes even fair shades can appear orange) and is lightweight, easy to blend and gives a pretty natural looking glow! It’s available in 4 differing shades for any skin tone.
*I received these products complimentary* #contest #complimentary #LumiGlow #LOrealParis @Influenster @LOrealMakeup
I’m also so excited to share with you my easy to do holiday hairstyle! I started off by straightening out my hair (with my fave Nume straightener). I took the top section of my hair (leaving out a a piece in the front) and made a classic braid then secured with a clear elastic. I teased the top for some volume and hair sprayed any fly aways. Lastly, I added a sparkly hair clip to dress it up a bit. And that’s all! So easy. I think this makes the perfect hairstyle forChristmas Day!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! 
 xoxo Marina

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Costume DIY: Breakfast at Tiffany’s 💎

OMG!!! I’m so excited to share with you guys my DIY costume this year! It’s inspired by my favorite old Hollywood actress, Audrey Hepburn, as Holly Golightly from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
This look was so much fun to put together! When I found this little black dress, it instantly reminded me of Audrey’s iconic style. I added black gloves and this pretty tiara hair accessory (my favorite piece). I layered a few pearl necklaces and added a vintage crystal broach for some bling. I accessorized with diamond stud earrings and bracelet. To complete the look I ordered this long (faux) cigarette holder.
I kept it classic with my makeup – a pink coral lip, blue and black eye liner and lots mascara for mega lashes!
Hope you guys liked this as much as I do! Happy Halloween!