7.31.2014

Milk Maid Braids Tutorial

I finally put together a tutorial for the milk maid braids I have been wearing a lot lately! I absolutely love this hairstyle & get so many compliments every time I wear it. I hope you guys enjoy & if you have any questions, sound off in the comments below & I'll answer them. Also, I would love it if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE! I'm going to be making some fun videos so why not follow along!? :) Let me know what you want to see more of!

   

7.28.2014

Turning Old Into New


This outfit was for a day that I just wanted to feel comfortable during some meetings. I love to take older pieces & throw them together to create new looks. I honestly haven't worn this dress since I was pregnant & had completely forgotten about it until I went through my closet last week! If you couldn't tell, I'm completely into the whole "shirt tied around your waist" trend from the 90's. Since I was born in the 90's, I feel like it's okay for me to wear it all the time :)

7.27.2014

Coco to my Chanel

Coco Chanel Shirt
Coco Chanel Shirt
Coco Chanel Shirt
Coco Chanel Shirt
Coco Chanel Shirt

 I have been in love with Coco Chanel since I was young (like really young ;)). I know, I'm not the only one, the whole world shares that love. My Chanel bag is by far my most cherished purchase. I have wanted to own anything Chanel since I was a kid & when that dream came true, I honestly danced around the room haha! My love for Chanel still obviously continues & I just knew I had to have this tee shirt when I saw it. I think I'm having an obsession with graphic tees this year. I have wayyy too many but still feel the urge to buy more. It's a real struggle guys.. Okay, not really a struggle but definitely contributing to me heading to shopaholics anonymous one day :) Hope you guys had a fun & safe weekend! Stay tuned for some fun tutorials that I filmed.. Finally!

Shop my look here..

7.23.2014

Black & Cream

Black and Cream Kimono
Black and Cream Kimono
Black and Cream Kimono
Black and Cream Kimono
Black and Cream Kimono
Kimono: c/o Cissie - Black Tee Shirt: Nordstrom similar Here(On Sale!) - Black Jeans: c/o Tractr Jeans(On sale!) - Booties: Jeffrey Campbell similar Here - Necklace: c/o Prima Donna - Sunglasses: Forever 21

I've said it before & I will say it again, I love kimono's! Don't make me shout it from the rooftops... You know I'll do it. I love how they can turn a completely basic outfit into something special. Take this all black ensemble for instance, I threw this black & cream kimono on & it transformed my look from something that's "eh" to somethings that's like "bada bing bada boom". If you know what I mean! :) Shop this look below & check out some of my other favorite kimonos. Ya know, only if you're as crazy about them as I am.

Trees of Mystery


I'm sorry that I've just been posting photos from my trip! I just love all of our photos & want to remember them forever & share them with you guys :) I also got some crazy bite on my face while we were on our trip & it turned into a bit of a staph infection (if you're new to the blog, I used to get these but haven't had one in ages). So since I had big red bumps on my cheek, I didn't want to take outfits post photos haha. Good news though, it has basically cleared up & I just shot 3 outfits so stay tuned!! Anyways, these photos are from the Redwoods again at a place called Trees of Mystery. It was a cool short hike through the gorgeous Redwoods & it was so much fun! Kannon loooves being outdoors so he obviously loved it, hence him playing in the dirt & playing with rocks in the photos haha. He also walked basically the whole way on his own. Such a little champ!! Hope you guys are having a great week!

7.22.2014

look up

Being a blogger, I spend quite a bit of time on my laptop & phone. Editing photos, researching, writing posts & responding to emails, can mean spending hours a day just staring at a screen. Lately, I have been trying to take breaks throughout my day & get outside for a nice walk with my little one a few times a day. Sometimes, we forget to put our phones away & get outside to experience the beautiful world around us. That's why I love that smartwater is doing the Instagram challenge "look up" (check it out #lookupsweepstakes). I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful city & love the reminder to look up & see the beauty that surrounds me daily! The other day, I looked up & saw this.. 
Southern California is known for it's Palm trees & sometimes I forget how pretty they make Los Angeles. In a city full of buildings & bustling streets, it's nice to look up & see these. The bright blue sky & Palm trees make me want to embrace this warm weather & put together a fun Summer outfit. Since I can't get those beautiful palms out of my mind now, I decided to embrace one of my favorite trends for this season & put together an outfit incorporating the Palm tree pattern! Here are some of my favorite pieces..




 
 What inspiration did you guys find with the "look up challenge"? I'd love to know what inspires you guys since I'm always telling you what inspires me :) Make sure to follow @smartwater on Instagram & check out the hashtag #lookupsweepstakes to join the challenge & let me know what you guys see!

 Disclosure: This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own.

7.18.2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

You know I can't resist a good sale.. & Nordstrom is having their Anniversary Sale so I obviously scrolled through to find my favorites! They are having some killer deals so make sure & head on over to shop your favorites before they are sold out! Here are some things I'm loving..






















 

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