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!

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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 



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

DESERT FLORAL




Oh hi. I feel like I've been so MIA from this little space of mine recently. We moved into a new apartment about a week ago so we were occupied with packing and cleaning and unpacking and unpacking some more.

We are finally getting in the swing of things so hopefully I'll have more regular posts up for you guys. I also need someone to kick me in the butt so I can keep up my YouTube videos that I've been MAJORLY slacking on. (Insert all the monkey-covering-eyes emojis in the world because I officially suck.)

Yet somehow, I managed to take a few pretty desert pics with my super talented friend Rox. Tis the season for florals and maxi dresses so get on it people. I linked to a bunch of cutie options below. You can scroll through the images and click through to shop them directly! XOXO


Friday, April 15, 2016

PLEATED IN PINK


trench coat || top || pleated skirt || bag || shoes (similar here and here) || earrings

Hello my dears! This week I turned one year older, and (hopefully) one year wiser! I am such a birthday person through and through. I love celebrating my loved ones birthdays and I love celebrating my own too. I was whining my face off to Jake about my birthday this year because I wanted to go on a trip, but it's just not practical at this stage in our lives. We're moving to a new place next week and have had tons of unforeseen expenses recently, so we'll just have to put on our big kid panties and push the pause button on traveling. 

Jake was so sweet and took the day off work to hang out with me and planned the whole day out. We went to the Phoenix Zoo which was SO much fun. We were running around like toddlers, just having a grand old time. Since my birthday fell on a Tuesday, we pretty much had the entire zoo to ourselves. The giraffes and the flamingos were my favorite. Then we went to the mall to pick up my birthday dress and then had sushi for dinner. It was kind of the best. 

It's times like these where I'm filled with gratitude for all the genuinely good and kind people who are in my life. I'm wildly blessed.

Have a great weekend!!! xoxo


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