Joined December 09, 2014

Upcoming News

Successfully Balancing Your Side Hustle (Blog!) With Your Full-Time Job

Posted By nomerovic 1075 days ago on Blogging - Most of us have a hobby, second job, passion or a commitment outside of our regular jobs.  Some of are committed to fitness, some are learning to play an instrument, and some are working on that book etc. and this is what I refer to as our side hustle. Mine is this blog. I started blogging as an outlet to express my self (more on that here) but sometimes balancing a full time job, blogging and trying to maintain some kind of social life can be challenging. If you are lucky and fortune enough to do what you love and don't have to share time between a place you go to work and your passion, I envy you. For rest of us we have to find a way for more of a balanced life.  I follow one very simple rule that helps me balance work wit

OOTD: Casual Wear

Posted By nomerovic 1076 days ago on Blogging - What do you wear on your days off? I work in a corporate world, so I have to dress up most days ... and by dress up I mean wear a (version of a) suit and heels most days. On my days off you will most likely find me in a comfortable pair of jeans and a t-shirt.Sweater: Lululemon || Jeans: 7 for mankind || T-shirt: Zara || Purse: Celine || Watch: Michael Kors || Sunglasses: RayBan

A Closet I'd Love to Raid: Jennifer Lawrence

Posted By nomerovic 1077 days ago on Blogging - I've spent my life raiding closets! First one was my mom's, then my friend's, and even my daughter's. Often times I have no idea what to wear, especially when I've never attended the event. My solution? Steal whenever possible.  Naturally we watch people in the media for ideas too! Here's a few Red Carpet Divas who's closets I'd kill to pilfer for my own wardrobe! Jennifer Lawrence. This woman is a stunner. Whether in a gown or yoga pants. She rocks it all! This beauty kills in the maxi. With a tee and loose curls or a jacket and fun hat - I want them in my closet.sourcesourceShe's a master of the casual and sexy style. If only I could rock a lace crop top! sourceLeather Jacket for the win (we happen to love our Bano eeMee jackets round here)  paired with a plain tee,

OOTD - Jeans & Faux fur

Posted By nomerovic 1077 days ago on Blogging - Happy Monday lovelies !!! Edmonton is gearing up for yet another cold week, but I can't complain too much; few weeks back, weather was resembling spring.  Faux fur is everywhere nowadays, and usually I am not much for it but this vest is awesome - it's so soft, it keeps me warm, and it's pretty versatile.  Paired with jeans & simple top made for my weekend go to outfit.Jeans: 7 for mankind || Shirt: H&M || Vest: Zara || Shoes: Aldo || Purse: CelineThis is me in my natural- completely awkward/laughing - state in front of camera. I do so much better behind the camera then in front of J.A. Weldon

Music of the Month: Mother Mother

Posted By nomerovic 1077 days ago on Blogging - sourceIt should be pretty obvious that we love us some indie rock over here in LaLaLand. We also have a pretty wicked music scene in Edmonton. On Thursday I'll be checking out this Vancouver, Canada band live thanks to a generous Christmas present (concert tickets are ALWAYS a great gift for me). Hayloft was the first Mother Mother I heard and loved. Most songs bring me back to some memory and this song is no different. This songs evokes the memory of my daughter singing along in the back seat of the car at the top of her lungs - belting out the wrong words. I can't recall what the heck she was saying but we both laughed a lot at her blunder. To this day we wait for the other person to sing the wrong words to a song so we can point and laugh. Mother Mother of the year award goes

Transitioning Your Wardrobe From Winter to Spring

Posted By nomerovic 1081 days ago on Blogging - I have been looking forward to Spring since first snow fall. Since the weather is getting warmer and sunnier, it must mean Spring is just around the corner. New season usually is a good reason to go shopping for new things but there is no reason to disregrard things you already own. Today we rounded a few tips on making the most of your wardrobe while you're in between seasons: Utilize over-the-knee boots by pairing them with flirty spring dresses. This way you will get more wear out of both of your spring dresses and OTK boots.Layer a chunky sweater with a soft  maxi skirt.Take advantage of a boyfriend and oversized coats. LFW and NYFW were jam packed with oversized coats and jackets layered over pretty dresses. Stick with an open-toe booties. Its the easiest way to transition

Raspberry Pastry Flower

Posted By nomerovic 1082 days ago on Blogging - You know the days when you are craving something sweet but you don't want to spend too much time  to actually bake? well this a perfect recipe for those times. It takes less than 30 minutes and its delicious.Ingredients:1 sheet thawed puff pastry20 raspberriesPowdered sugar1 8-oz block cream cheese¼ cup granulated sugar½ tsp vanilla extract Instructions:In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.Preheat oven to 400°F.Cut the puff pastry into 4 equal squares.Leaving a ½-centimeter border, make 8 total cuts along the edges of the square, with each cut going about ⅓ of the way through the length of the edge. Make sure the cuts do not touch.Place a tablespoon of the cream cheese filling in the middle of the square, then top with 4 raspberries.Take one of the edge

Book of the Month: Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Posted By nomerovic 1084 days ago on Blogging - This book was so hard to put down, it's captivating; you get wrapped up in the characters. When you read this book make sure you start it when you have nothing else you need to do. I guarantee you will lose hours getting lost in Mumbai with Kavita and then jumping back to San Fransisco with Somer.Shilpi weaves an intertwined tale of a young baby given up for adoption by her mother Kavita, and the adoptive mother Somer raising the baby. She shows you how these two families although miles apart are connected by one mothers sacrifice and a young woman's need to find out where she came from.I cannot say this enough, go and read this book you will not regret it. I would give you a more detailed synopsis but I don't want to give any of it away.Read it and let us know what you think!Add to Your

OOTD - Boots and Sweaters

Posted By nomerovic 1085 days ago on Blogging - Amy, contributor here at Letters to LA LA Land, loves boots. She owns anything from biker boots to OTK boots and anything in between. While I am more of a stilettos type of girl, with winter accounting for better part of the year in Edmonton, I put on my comfiest boots and sweater for this #OOTD. boots: Just Fabjeans: Aritziasweater: H&Mjacket: Workhallhat: Joe Freshpurse: Steve MaddenDo you prefer boots or stilettos ?

March Beauty Essentials

Posted By nomerovic 1088 days ago on Blogging - Do you ever walk into Sephora or Shoppers and immediately feel overwhelmed with options for moisturizes, lotions and make up?  Do I need primer? Is this moisturizer worth the splurge? Why are there eighteen hundred options for eye cream? No? just me than?Lucky for you ladies, here at Letters to LA LA land we happen to love researching and testing beauty products. Each month we will give you the down lo of what we tired and loved or not so much.  March line up:Okay , you have heard me talk about how much I like Derma E product on social media and the blog before and this Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask is no exception. I love it because the dual-action formula cleans pores and gets rid of all the toxins, then exfoliates away&n

Bust a Move for Breast Health X Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of the Cross Cancer Institute

Posted By nomerovic 1089 days ago on Blogging - Amy and I are taking part of an event called Bust a Move. Bust a Move is an event for Breast Health benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of the Cross Cancer Institute. This is an amazing event committed to raising funds to make life better for Albertans and their families facing cancer. As breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and touches the lives of so many families every day, Bust a Move Event gives families, friends, and supporters the opportunity to join together in honouring their loved ones, and making a real difference.   We all know someone who is effected by breast cancer and  today we need your help. Please join us in fight against cancer! Amy and I are collection donations: if you can and would like

OOTD - Black and White

Posted By nomerovic 1090 days ago on Blogging - I am always cold, so I wear a blanket scarf most of the time. I received this cape in Box of Style and  had high hopes for it as an alternative but haven't worn it at all, to a point I forgot about it. While looking for something else I found it and decided to wear it to meet few friend out for a drink. I paired it with black legging and added a wrap belt to add some shape.What do you think of this cape?  pants: SimonsBelt and warp : Box of Style shoes: Springpurse: Chloe