Thursday, June 23, 2016

SUMMER DAZE



 dress (on sale!) || similar hat || similar shoes || trench coat || c/o stone ring

You guys. Summers in Arizona are absolutely hellish. I'm talking about the 120 degrees kind of hell. I actually left the hat I'm wearing in these pictures in my car for a while and the glue that's holding the black ribbon onto the hat literally melted and the ribbon fell off. Soooooo yeah. It's real fun here. I'll step outside and feel a nice, hot gust of air surround me. It's like walking around inside an actual oven. I honestly can't understand why some people absolutely love living in this state. I wonder if it's because they've never lived anywhere else? But to each their own.

So naturally the logical thing to do in this intense heat is to wear breezy dresses... with a trench coat hanging off my bod. (haha) I know it seems completely ridiculous but fashion is not always about comfort and I'll wear a dang coat in 120 degree weather if I want to. Granted, I did only wear it for these pictures to spice up the outfit a bit so try not to judge me too much. 

This ASOS dress is truly a gem. I love the fit, the color/print, and the price. It was already really decently priced and then ASOS went and made this dress even sweeter by making it go on sale. It's $43.00 you guys!! Such a steal.

I hope you're all having a fabulous week. I'll be staying inside as much as possible with my AC on full blast. I included a few other summer maxi dresses that I'm crushing on. Make sure to check them out below! xoxo



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TAKING OUTFITS FROM POOL TO STREET

Thank you to Target for sponsoring the following blog post. All opinions are my own. xoxo



I'm so excited to be teaming up with Target to show you how I'm sporting two of the biggest swimwear trends this summer: tropical and Americana! With the 4th of July approaching soon and summer vacations close by, it's the perfect time to start planning out some outfits that you can transition from the pool to the street.

First up is my Americana-themed pool-to-street look. I started out with a solid black one-piece swimsuit paired with cut-off shorts with a tiny peek of stars and stripes. It can easily be converted into a street look with some sneaks and a button-up top!



c/o swimsuit || c/o shorts || c/o button up || shoes




Next up is my tropical-themed look. Anything off-the-shoulder makes my heart go pitter-patter, and the top I'm wearing below is no exception! It is the perfect cover-up for any upcoming vacations. If you're heading from the beach into town for a shopping trip or to a casual dinner, throw on a pair of boyfriend overalls and wedges and you're all set.


 c/o hat || c/o top || c/o purse || c/o swimsuit top & bottom || similar overalls || shoes




I hope you've been inspired to try out some new trends! xoxo

Find your style @targetstyle.




Thursday, May 26, 2016

NORDSTROM HALF-YEARLY SALE SELECTS




It's the attack of the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale again! Hide your wallet everyone... or don't. There are so many goodie things that don't normally go on sale, so make sure to take advantage of this before the best stuff is sold out! (Story of my life because I'm such an analytical shopper.)

Happy shopping!! xoxo

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

4 TIPS FOR PACKING LIGHT & RIGHT

Thank you to Target for sponsoring the following blog post. All opinions are my own. xoxo





The season of summer vacations is upon us! The time when we normal folk are green with envy as we sit inside at our desks, scrolling through everyone's adventures on Instagram. (Am I right?) But chances are, almost all of us are capable of going on a quick weekend trip to regroup and re-center ourselves before going back to real life.

I will admit, I am a very frequent weekend traveler. My parents and my in-laws both live in other states, so my husband and I like to go visit for three days or so whenever possible. I used to have a nasty habit of packing up my entire closet for these quick getaways, but through the years, I've picked up a trick or two to make packing a breeze. So without further adieu, here are my four tips for packing light and right.


c/o dress || c/o tote || sandals 

1. Plan out your outfits: The key to not overpacking is to plan out your outfits. If you skip this, you'll end up bringing every pair of shoes you own and at least 12 dresses on your weekend getaway. Plus, doing this infinitely helps you look more put together.

I try to steer clear of too many patterns, and I always choose coordinating colors that I can mix and match. (Bonus tip: Make sure you check your weather app before planning your outfits so you don't end up wearing shorts in the rain!)


c/o dress || c/o button up || c/o purse || shoes 

 2. Take things from day to night: When planning out your outfits, try to put together looks that you can easily transition from day to night in. If you're wearing a long, flowing dress to the beach, knot a cute tee over it once the sun goes down. If you're wearing a peplum tank and chambray shorts for a day by the pool, throw on a pair of heels and a jean jacket and you'll be ready to hit the town. Don't be afraid to incorporate pieces from other outfits. You can create so many looks from six to ten items of clothing if you plan carefully!


c/o shorts || c/o top || hat || sandals

3. Plan out your beauty routine too: Traveling for any amount of time can take a toll on the luminance of your skin. My go-to products to protect, moisturize, and illuminate my skin when traveling are sunscreen, bb cream, highlighter, and setting mist (if you have oily skin, try this one instead). This particular bb cream is made by a Korean skincare line and creates the creamiest looking skin of all time. Plus, it smells so good. Win-win.


top || c/o jacket || c/o skirt || c/o purse || shoes

4. Don't just pack light, pack tight: Make the best use of every square inch of your suitcase. If you're packing a hat, pack that first. To ensure that you keep the shape of the hat, stuff it with socks, underwear, and a foldable tote bag. Then pack your other clothes around it for extra cushioning. (Some people like to roll their clothes to save space, but I find it hard to locate items without dumping out my entire suitcase when I do this, so I just fold everything normally.) Top it off with your shoe bags and toiletry bag, and then you're ready to go!

Find your style @targetstyle.



Monday, May 16, 2016

SPRING UNIFORM



Photography: Roxana B Photography

The best part about living in AZ (besides the donuts) is living about a five and a half hour drive away from my parents. We have been going back and forth a ton recently and I feel so grateful for a husband who does trek with me whenever I want, without even one little grumble out of his mouth. 

We made one such trip out to California to visit for Mother's Day last week. It just so happened to fall really close to our third wedding anniversary, which also lands on my dad's birthday and their anniversary as well! (Yup, we share an anniversary date with my parents and my dad's birthday.) So, we decided to celebrate our anniversary out in California and what better place to celebrate than the happiest place on earth!? Our inner five-year-old souls were in paradise. We shoveled food into our mouths, and skipped and screamed with joy like pre-pubescent younglings would have. 

It's odd to think that we've been married for THREE years already. I'm so hard on myself and feel like I have so much more to accomplish before I'm officially "old" but time seems to be slipping right through my fingers. Luckily I have the only person I could ever imagine by my side, figuring out this confusing and unpredictable thing called life and making me laugh uncontrollably along the way.

But on to my outfit! I've been all about frayed denim, platform wedges, and white crop tops this Spring! There's something so fresh and easy about this look that draws me to it again and again... and again. I brought this top and sandals with me on our trip, and you bet your bottom I wore one or both of those items on major repeat. Also, my clear glasses from Eyebuy Direct are life. They have the most amazing frames for the cheapest prices I've ever seen. Go get yourself a pair or three.

Hope you all have an amazing start to your week! I'll be posting a special post with Target later this week so make sure you check back for that! xoxo