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..






















7.17.2014

Chandelier Tree

Shirt: ILY Couture - Jeans: Express

 We drove up the coast of California to the Redwoods & it was beyond incredible! It took us foooorever but it was such a beautiful drive that it was worth it. We ended the day by driving through the Chandelier Tree & it was insane! I couldn't get over the fact that the tree was large enough to fit a car through it. Nature is pretty dang amazing! We are all blessed to live in such a beautiful world.

7.15.2014

Mellow Yellow

Dress: Nordstrom - Jacket: H&M - Heels: c/o Sole Society - Cuff: C.Wonder - Earrings: c/o Nashelle - Glasses: Target similar Here

Back to real life this week & that means.. Meetings! This is usually my go-to outfit for a meeting. Flirty dress with a jacket//blazer over it. I love the femininity of a colorful fit and flare dress & love that anyone can pull it off! I have been trying to not put heat on my hair the past couple of weeks so excuse the messy buns, milkmaid braids & other no heat styles. My ends were feeling a bit dry & I didn't want to cut my hair :) Hope you all are having a swell week so far! Love you all!

7.14.2014

San Francisco

Jacket: Gap - Top: Sincerely Jules - Pants: H&M - Sandals: Dolce Vita - Glasses: Forever 21

I know I disappeared for a little while & I apologize for that. I went on that road trip I was telling you guys about & was gone for 2 weeks with my mom & grandma (Adam & my dad came for part of it). We had so much fun & drove all the way up the coast! I was planning on blogging while I was gone & sharing our trip with you guys but decided last minute that I was going to take a short break. I wanted to really cherish our trip & just live it in the moment. So, I apologize for the lack of posts! I am back at it though so stay tuned for some fun ones. The photos above were taken on the second day of our trip in San Francisco. I dressed very comfy for a day wandering the city. Hope you guys enjoyed the photos! Thanks for always following along :)

 

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