Off-the-shoulder romper love

ROMPER: 'Margot' by Vagabond from Van De Vort (only $51!) | BOOTIES: Jeffrey Campbell 'Cromwell'| BAG: St. Xavier 'Zara' | SUNGLASSES: Celine from OPTX RI | JEWELRY: Kendra Scott 'Elton' Cuff | David Yurman 'Cable Classics' Bracelet | David Yurman 'X' Bracelet | Kendra Scott 'Tessa' Stud Earrings

I feel like after Valentine's Day the race to spring is in full effect!  We've been getting so much rain on and off so far this year in OC that when the sun comes out and it warms up for a day or two I am totally going for my short dresses, off the shoulder, shorts and sleeveless pieces! I picked up this super cute 'Margot' romper by Vagabond from Van De Vort and I'm in love with it! Super light weight and isn't the print is so sweet?  You guys know I love my rompers! :)

Van De Vort also recently launched their very first collection, ‘Ciao Bella’, from their newest label, VDV THE LABEL. The collection has some great staple pieces with unexpected details, meant to mix and match to achieve multiple looks. I got this off the shoulder top & wrap skirt - stay tuned for that look coming to the blog soon!

Are you guys getting excited for Spring and warmer weather?! I'm sooooo ready for frosé all day again! XOXO

 

Posted on February 16, 2017 .

ruffles & denim

Blouse: Topshop | Jeans: Articles of Society (under $55!)| Booties: Jeffrey Campbell 'Cromwell'  | Sunnies: Quay Australia | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff 'Leo' | Bracelet: Kendra Scott

I'm sure you've all noticed by now that ruffles are everywhere!  I've personally always been a fan, but it seems like they have made a comeback in a big way! I just love this silky ruffle blouse by Topshop. It work's with denim and booties for a more casual look and I am definitely going to dress it up for work meetings as well.  And the color is perfect for Valentine's Day - would be a great date night option!  XOXO

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Posted on February 8, 2017 .

valentine's day gifts for her

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I don't know about your spouses, but my hubby always asks me for gift ideas he can get me and I do the same with him. I guess it does take some of the excitement away when you open your gifts, but it guarantees you'll get something you really want and/or need and save you a trip to the mall to do a return!  Totally works for us! Here are some of my fav gift ideas - maybe you'll see something you can hint to your guys as well! XOXO

Posted on February 3, 2017 .

pretty in pink <3

Dress: WAYF (under $60!) || Sunnies: Quay Australia || Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff "Leo" (Under $100!) || Heels: Steve Madden || Bracelets: David Yurman, David Yurman & Kendra Scott

I have absolutely no idea what Bryce and I will end up doing for Valentine's Day, but I will definitely be prepared for almost anything with this sweet little ruffle swing dress!  Although we aren't really the type to go hiking or exercise at all on holidays so I should be good to go! Haha It's been really warm here in OC the past few days and I'm enjoying the sleeveless dresses and tops and I'm definitely getting excited for Spring! It's supposed to rain here tomorrow and this weekend so I'm enjoying this while it lasts.  What are you doing and - more importantly - wearing on Valentine's Day?  I hope something fabulous and fun! XOXO

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Posted on February 2, 2017 .

sale roundup

Leopard Top: Topshop (35% off!) | Bag: Tory Burch 'York' Tote (30% off with code THANKS!) | Over-The-Knee Boots: Steve Madden (25% off) | Printed Blouse: Leith (40% off) | Off-The-Shoulder Dress: Lucca Couture (52% off!) | Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (40% off!)

More amazing black friday deals:

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 30% Off EVERYTHING with code GOBIG

ASOS: 20% Off EVERYTHING with code GOGOGO

BAUBLEBAR: 30% Off EVERYTHING with code THANKS30

NORDSTROM: Extra 20% Off Select Sale Items

REVOLVE: Up to 65% Off Select Styles

SHOPBOP: Up To 25% Off with code GOBIG16

TORY BURCH: 30% Off $250 or more with code THANKS

Posted on November 25, 2016 .

so much to be thankful for

Dress: TOPSHOP | Heels: Steve Madden | Bracelets: David Yurman & David Yurman | Earrings: Kate Spade | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Celine from OPTX Eyewear 

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday and while there is always so much to be thankful for every year, this year I'm especially thankful for my future niece who will be here in just a little over a month from now, as well as the health of her mama, my sister-in-law, Andrea.  We had the honor of showering her this past weekend and it was so much fun! We had it at Orange Hill Restaurant, which is known to have one of the best - if not the best - views in all of Orange County.  My niece will be named Scarlet, so naturally there were pops of red everywhere! Florals by Jenny created darling centerpieces comprised of red garden roses, spray roses, ranunculas and eucalyptus in sweet baby carriages festooned with tulle and red jewels of course! And in keeping with the theme, I found a sweet little dress from Topshop with the perfect pop of red in honor of Miss Scarlet!  It was an amazing celebration and we can't wait to meet the newest addition to our family!  

a few fun snaps from the shower:

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Posted on November 23, 2016 .

heat wave

Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress: Lucca | Booties: Jeffrey Campbell 'Cromwell' | Watch: Movado | Tote Bag: Tory Burch 'York' | Sunglasses: Celine special ordered from OPTX Eyewear

So much for crisp fall weather. Ha! The temperatures have been in the high 80s here and don't seem to have plans to cool down any time soon. The good news about that is that my summery looks are still very much in play! I just love this little off-the-shoulder number. It's light and airy and still looks great with a pair of booties (although sandals would be more comfortable in this heat!).  Are any of you still wearing any warm weather staples? XO

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Posted on November 15, 2016 .

fall prints

Photographer: Mink Photography

Dress: Leith (40% off!) | Over-the-Knee Boots: Steve Madden | Purse: Valentino | Watch: Movado | Sunglasses: Celine special ordered from OPTX Eyewear 

I just love pairing a shift dress with over-the-knee boots - so quintessential fall! It's still in the 80's here, so a loose dress is very much welcomed, but I just can't resist bringing out my boots, heat wave and all.  This sweet printed mock neck shift dress is perfect for fall with the deep red and purple florals and a huge bonus - it's 40% off right now and down to $41! Nordstrom is having a huge fall clearance sale right now with up to 40% off select items, including this dress.  The sale ends on the 13th so be sure to pick up your fall essentials this weekend before prices go up!  

Sizing tip: The dress runs a tiny bit on the small side. I'm wearing an XS and I could stand for it to be a little bit more blousey. XOXO

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Posted on November 12, 2016 .

seeing spots

Photographer: Mink Photography

Leopard Blouse: Topshop | Jeans: BLANKNYC | Heels: Steve Madden | Purse: Valentino | Earrings: BaubleBar | Watch: Movado | Sunglasses: Celine special ordered from OPTX Eyewear

Who doesn’t love a good leopard print, well, anything?! This cute little ruffled leopard blouse by Topshop is super fun and goes great with pretty much any basic in your closet.  I’m guilty of getting in a “neutrals” rut and don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sticking with the basics, but it’s fun to add in a little pop of print.  And I know you all recognize these heels – I bought them last Spring in three colors and I’m still living in them. They’re super affordable and go with everything so I highly recommend!  I’m thinking of getting them in this gorgeous dusty rose color… what do you think? 

I hope you are all enjoying the start of the holiday season – promise me you won’t overlook Thanksgiving okay?! It feels like the forgotten holiday, with Christmas movies playing and decorations already up. While I love Christmas, Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday so I’m holding off on the Christmas tunes for just a litttttle bit longer. XOXO

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Posted on November 10, 2016 .

love trumps hate

A lot has happened this week that has left half of the country in fear and sadness, and the other half jubilant.  And while many of us are still trying to come to terms with what our future looks like, the most important thing is to choose love. Help those who are less fortunate and love your neighbor as yourself.  I've always worn my heart on my sleeve and I always will. Love conquers all. Onward. 

Top: Sweet T's Design | Jeans: BLANKNYC | Heels: Steve Madden | Scarf: BP

Posted on November 10, 2016 .