3.10.2016

Must-Have Travel Accessories


Hi everyone, greetings from Toronto!



Just got a body wave perm on my hair for the first time, and I highly recommend it. Having very straight asian hair I always want a little more oomph and don't take the time in the mornings to style it. Having a body perm, you can wake up with your hair already pretty much ready to go. 




Travelling to Toronto, I brought with me my Zara Reversible Faux Fur 3/4 Length Coat (currently sold out) and my Henri Bendel Carlyle Satchel. I love that this Zara coat is reversible. One side is waterproof, which is so convenient. I also love this Bendel's bag. It is so durable and can carry all my travel necessities!



This color is currently out of stock. However, there is one in silver (on sale for $428) which you can view by clicking here
What are your favorite travel accessories? We'd love to hear from you! letters@sarahvelasco.com

2.25.2016

#TBT

Can't believe this was 5 years ago! 

Jacket: Dolce and Gabbana
Sunglasses: Vintage
Tank top: Artizia
Jeans: Foxy Denim
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Bracelet: Anthropologie Cuff Bracelet

2.24.2016

Basics with a Twist

From time to time I get outfit requests but don't have the time to do them. Hopefully I will soon when things start to wind down. We have some exciting features lined up and I'm really excited about them! 

I wore this outfit yesterday. I kept it simple and accessorized with a midi ring, diamond earrings and a rabbit fur pom pom ball. 


Zara Oversized Checked Shirt
The only plaid/ checked shirt that I own. It is such a great basic to have in your closet though, really simple and goes well with many things. 
Ann Taylor Loft Petite Faux Leather Leggings
I'm a huge fan of Ann Taylor's Faux Leather Leggings. They're affordable and so flattering! Cannot get enough of these and waxed denim. 

Saks Fifth Avenue Whitley Leather Quilted Ankle Boots
The price I purchased these was such a steal, and I love the detailing on it. Plus, they're really comfortable to walk in and are so versatile. 
Ann Taylor Double Gusset Crossbody Bag in Burgundy
I added a Rabbit fur Pom Pom keychain to this bag, it adds a nice touch! Fendi makes the best fur pom pom balls, but you can find more affordable ones from brands like Michael Kors, Etienne Aigner...or places like Etsy. 



Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear from you! letters@sarahvelasco.com

BTW just a heads up that a giveaway is happening sometime soon! 

Hair Moisturizer & Design Cream with Argan Oil

An elegant ‘do will never go “Out of Style”. The Hair Moisturizer & Design Cream provides hair with a nourishing and moisturizing mask, healthy look and maximum flexibility. Enriched with vitamin A, vitamin E and argan oil, this creams leaves hair looking and feeling soft and silky.

We love the scent of this product and that a little bit product goes a long way! Leaves your hair feeling smooth and soft. This is such a great product, especially after the harsh winter weather or the hair treatments that left your hair dry and brittle. 

Hair Moisturizer & Design Cream with Argan Oil, $11 via www.topganic.com

2.22.2016

H+M's Satin Wrapped Dress


Really enjoyed performing Sarasate's Introduction and Tarantella last night!
For this concert I wore H+M's Satin Wrapped Dress, a really elegant piece that can be dressed up or down. It makes a terrific swim suit cover up, and can transition into evening wear as well (with the right accessories of course! )




2.16.2016

Lush Introduces Limited Edition Soap to Help Syrian Refugees


Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics stores throughout North America will sell the Hand of Friendship Soap, a delicate floral scented,heart-shaped soap of two hands embraced as one. The limited edition soap symbolizes Lush’s efforts to openly welcome Syrian Refugees into the United States and Canada. 100% of the sale of the soap will go towards the Friendship Fund which will benefit organizations working to help Syrian refugees and their families settle into their new lives far away from the world they have known.
As a company that stands for human rights, Lush is sensitive to the Syrian Refugee crisis. Millions of Syrian men, women and children are being forced out of their homes and country to seek safe refuge from war. For families who have lost everything arrival and settlement will be difficult, so Lush is calling on the support of their customers and the community to welcome our new neighbors with love and friendship.
Customers can support Lush’s efforts by purchasing a bar of friendship soap for $5.95. Through the sale of the soap, Lush aims to raise $350K towards the Friendship Fund directly benefiting Syrian Refugees resettlement efforts in Canada and the US. The Friendship Fund will be distributed to Lush’s campaign partners, International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Amnesty International Canada, and other groups working toward refugee resettlement in North America. In addition to purchasing the soap, customers can show their support by visiting Lush Cosmetics stores to send a postcard to personally welcome refugee families. Online shoppers will have the option to send a warm welcome message via Lushusa.com and Lush.ca. Customers are also encouraged to show their support socially by using #RefugeesWelcome.

The Hand of Friendship soap is available exclusively at Lush stores throughout the U.S. and Canada and online at lushusa.com from February 15th to 28th, 2016
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2.10.2016

Wienawski No.2 Concert


A big thank you to whoever was able to make it to the concert last night! Was a blast...even though I was sick and kept sniffling on stage! For those who have asked, this dress is from H+M. 
H+M occasionally has some really lovely formal dresses.  
For those of you that missed it, I will be performing Wienawski No.2 with The CSU Philharmonic March 4th at 7:30. It will be in Legacy Hall at the River Center for the Performing Arts. 
Hope to see you there ;)

With Maestro John Morrison 


2.09.2016

Ivivva

We all love our Lululemon pants, even though - let's face it a lot of us don't even do yoga. I'm personally ashamed to admit that I even use these during orchestra concerts. (shh!) I do practice yoga though!
Groove Pant II  - $98
For those that are squeamish about spending a hundred dollars on yoga pants but love the brand, there are a few Lululemon outlet locations. I've been able to find some Lulu leggings for $40 in the past! 
Also, for those that don't know, Lululemon has a kids line called Ivivva. Their prices are alot cheaper and if you can fit some of their kids sizes then even better! 

I just purchased this mat from Ivivva online, and am waiting for it to arrive! It was only $28 and you can find it here

Lululemon mats normally start at $48. I'm not sure if there's a difference between the quality or size but it is less pricey. You might want to check it out!

www.ivivva.com

- Sarah