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!


Halloween: Veronica Lodge💄❤️

Happy Halloween everyone! My favorite thing about this holiday is dressing up! I’m so excited to share my DIY costume this year- retro Veronica Lodge from Archie Comics/Riverdale.
This look was so fun to put together! My favorite piece is this cute red beret from Betty and Veronica! It gives my outfit a retro vibe and I just love the embroidered Veronica cartoon details. My turtleneck and plaid skirt (forever21) fit Veronica’s signature style. I also added a few Betty and Veronica decals on my scarf and hat.
I accessorized with these pretty pearl earrings, red scarf (amazon), vintage pin and thigh high boots (charlotterusse).
Hope you guys have a fun Halloween! 🎃 



Betty & Veronica Comic Strip Overalls

Happy September everyone! The weather is so beautiful this time of year. And there are many warm and sunny days still ahead… so I won’t be taking out my sweaters and leggings just yet! I headed over to a cute little Italian ice cream shop for this shoot- so fun!
How cute are these overalls from Betty and Veronica!!? I have been eyeing them for what seems like forever now. So you could imagine my excitement when I won them in the recent Betty and Veronica Instagram giveaway! These overalls are so unique. They have comic book strip straps- so retro! I love the oversized pockets and soft feminine material. These are unlike any other overalls I’ve seen!
I am wearing an off the shoulder Charlotte Russe ribbed crop top and a VS neon pink sports bra for a pop of color! To accessorize, I added my favorite denim choker and headband for a throwback 90’s vibe!
Hope you guys are having a great extended weekend!
Overalls: c/o Betty and Veronica // Ribbed Black Off the shoulder Crop Top: c/o Charlotte Russe // Pink Sports Bra: Victoria Secret //