Thursday, October 23, 2014

THE BEST MARC BY MARC JACOBS BAG


 sweater: Soel Boutique (similar herehere) || floral-print button down: H&M (similar here, here) || leggings: Topshop || shoes: Aquatalia via Nordstrom || purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs || sunglasses: Tom Ford || u-shaped ring: c/o Prismera || midi rings: H&M || lipstick: YSL 14

I can't stress this enough. 

If there's one thing you're going to invest in, invest in a versatile, black leather handbag that is good quality and light weight. Marc Jacobs has been one of my favorite designers for as long as I can remember and when I got this bag in high school, I was crying tears of joy. (Yes I was spoiled and I knew it.) The designer's sleek designs are nothing short of eye-catching. So many friends of mine have purchased this exact bag that I'm wearing and they can all attest to its greatness. It seriously goes with every single outfit and it is such amazing quality! I've had mine for over six years, use it almost daily, and it still looks brand new! It's magical I tell ya.

Hope you all have a lovely Thursday! 

P.S. Prismera Jewelry = my newest obsession. If you love gold, minimalistic, sleek stackable jewelry, you have to check them out! I no joke need every single piece from their Prism collection. More on that later though. xx

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GRUNGE. ROCK. CHIC.


Photography: Emmy Lowe Photo
Make-up artist: Hailee Day
Hair: Emma's Parlour
All clothing/accessories from head to toe: H&M
Worn by: Jessi from Haircuts and General Attitude + yours truly

This shoot was a completely new experience for me, but when Emma from Emma's Parlour approached me with the idea to do a shoot featuring a edgy braided look and dark makeup, I knew I was in. We decided on a braided mohawk look which turned out AMAZING. Hailee's makeup skills were on point as usual. If you need someone who will play up your best features and make you look hotballz no matter what, Hailee is 100% your girl. You're welcome.

Emmy from Emmy Lowe Photo is the photographer of my dreams. She seriously had us laughing essentially the entire time. It's a miracle there are so many serious shots because we were busting up for like two hours straight. I'm talking double-chin, ugly laughing. So you know, we're all pretty much best friends at this point.

Hope you feel inspired by this grungy, rocker-chic shoot! xx


Thursday, October 16, 2014

EASY DOES IT


dress: Everly (similar here, love here) || shoes: Rachel Zoe (similar here, love these) || necklace: H&M || jacket: Bebe (similar here)

Good morning dears! I wore this simple, classic look to a local fashion show where I got to meet and catch up with so many great people. I absolutely love a good staple dress that I can dress up or down. They make life so much easier, especially when things are getting a bit crazy. Life is definitely feeling overwhelming right now, to the point where I know I need to step back and catch my breath. I know I've mentioned this before, but I'm a complete self-pusher. I could push myself to the point of total exhaustion. Thankfully I'm (slowly) learning to say no to things. It's magical what saying no can do for your health and mental state. I'm telling ya.

Let's all remember to inhale and exhale extra long today. Namaste. ;)

P.S. Remember THIS styled wedding shoot that Jake and I were a part of? Well it was featured on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday! You can check out the feature here.

P.P.S. Today is the last day to get 25% off your Shopbop order so now's the time to splurge on that item you've been eyeing for months! You can check out some of my picks here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

25% OFF ALL SHOPBOP ITEMS




Do you ever get that itch to go shopping? That one that doesn't leave you alone until you buy something non-grocery related? Yeah, welcome to being a shopaholic. You're in good company. I, for one, have been feeling that itch for the last two weeks and the Shopbop Friends and Family sale, which goes from today through Thursday, is not really helping my cause. Who can say no to 25 percent off everything site wide? (Use code FAMILY25) Boys. That's who.

I'm 100 percent positive I need this Rifle Paper Co 2015 calendar. Like 100 percent. Which means there is 0 percent chance that I do not need this. Which means I'm getting it. Which means it's mine in three business days. Glad we settled that.

I tried to keep everything I chose under the reasonably-priced category, but some things I just couldn't resist. Exhibit A: these boots. I've loved over-the-knee boots for multiple seasons now, but these wedges are mega showstoppers. Someone please tell me I'm not crazy. Also, I'm going on a little Vegas trip with some of my best girls in a few weeks and I've been on the hunt for some pool attire. I absolutely love shopping for swimwear after summer ends because everything goes on mega sale. So if you have any warm weather trips planned, or just like to be ahead of the game, now's your chance to stock up. (Plus you can try them on periodically throughout the year to give you motivation to stay or get in shape!!)

Go to Shopbop to get your shop on! Oh hell, I'm corny.

Monday, October 13, 2014

MILK MAID BRAIDS IN THE FALL



sweater: Called to Surf (similar here, and here) || pants: Vince || boots: Born via Nordstrom (on sale!) || earrings: J.Crew (originally $65.00, on sale for $20.99!) || lipstick: YSL #9

Does anyone else love milk maid braids in the fall? This look seriously takes about five minutes from start to finish, which make it hard to pass up on days where I don't have a lot of time to get ready. If you have any quick go-to hair styles, I've love to hear!

Also, comfy sweaters and boots are my fall uniform. I can't stop wearing them! I'm sure a lot of you lovelies can relate. There's not a whole lot better than sipping on a pumpkin spice steamer with a toasty sweater to keep you warm. Am I right? Check out some of my favorite sweaters from ASOS below.

xx 





Thursday, October 9, 2014

WORK WEEK ATTIRE


top: Loft - sold out (similar here) || pants: Banana Republic (similar here) || sunglasses: Betsy Johnson (similar here) || shoes: ZARA (similar here)

For all my fellow 9-5ers out there, this post is for you. (Side note: Are so you pumped that this week seems to have flown by?! Hellz ya.) I absolutely love Banana Republic and Loft for work attire. Their selection provides the perfect mix of professional and stylish. Loft always has killer sales and promo codes galore. I always think I know how much I'm going to pay at checkout but then it ends up being cheaper! The best feeling. Not to mention, ever since Marissa Webb took over as Banana's creative director, their style has shifted to a more sleek, NYC vibe. Think black, leather, structure. Perfection.

Do you have any favorite spots to shop for work clothes? Please share if you have any nuggets of knowledge! xx

P.S. Banana Republic is having a sale for 30% off your purchase, or 40% off your purchase for card members. Use code BRTHANKYOU. 
P.P.S. Loft is having a sale for 50% off everything (crrrrrazy!) with code OURTREAT.




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS THAT YOU CAN WEAR ANY DAY OF THE YEAR: PART 1

Good morning!

I know I said in this post that I would post my Halloween ideas, but then I didn't. I fail, I know. But better late than never!

All of us (hopefully) love to dress up for Halloween, but none of us like to spend money on costumes. You wear them one day out of the year and then have these weird articles of clothing and accessories that never see the light of day unless you have to dress up as a Disney character for your niece's 4th birthday party. We've all been there. We want to look cute but it's so dang annoying to spend all that cash for one stinking day! So this is my proposal to you. What if we bought things that we could incorporate into our attire on any random, old day of the year!? YES. A THOUSAND YESES.

Below is part one of my Halloween costume ideas that you can wear any day of the year. Enjoy, be inspired, and prepare for part two.

[Click on the black square with the plus sign next to each image or on the items in the scrollbar at the end of the post to see full product details.]



This costume is for the nature lover. It's pretty much a hippie meets fairy and you will undoubtedly be able to wear all of these items whenever your heart desires. I envision ivy draped and pinned around the dress for additional drama. Also if you do not want to purchase a floral crown and are feeling crafty, opt for this easy + fresh floral crown option brought to you by Amber of Amber Reverie and I!

This outfit is kind of my jam. Put your hair in some classic Wednesday braids with a middle part, throw on some dark lipstick, and boombam. Done.



So many amazing pieces in one outfit/costume? How can you resist. Have the midi dress inside the white coat with the fur scarf on top. Add the red gloves and a pair of red pumps and you're set. You'll be the classiest villain around in this look. Muahahahaha. ;)