I am finally starting to feel like myself again after having a major allergic reaction + then being sick for what felt like forever (ugh don’t you hate when that happens…) Anyways…I am back to feeling like myself again + more motivated than ever to create some fun content! I am super pumped to head to a fun (and colorful) event tomorrow with Oh Joy to celebrate her collaboration with Erin Condren (ICYMI she makes the cutest planners that I am OBSESSED with) AND I am planning out some cute looks to shoot this weekend! While I am still deciding on what to do for Memorial Day one thing is for sure…I will be spending plenty of time poolside!
Back to reality…and this look. I have been dying to try the whole shirt dress trend and was super excited to find this piece from Eshakti. What I love about Eshakti is that they customize clothes to fit YOU! Yea…like how celebs have pieces custom made, you can too – crazy I know :p I am loving how you can put in your measurements on their site + also make tweaks to styles they have (like raise the hem line etc)…it is a new twist on shopping that I am all about!
I styled this dress with these great color block sling back heels I scored on sale from Ivanka Trump. Don’t they look just like the Chanel ones? Total ‘look for less‘ moment right here! P.S. they are also super comfortable! Score!!!
How cute is this bag? I got it from Evve Milano + am loving the fun design!
It comes with a long strap to wear as a cross body in additional to the top handle + it zips all the way around, making room for all of the essentials you need!
My sunnies are Le Specs (honestly my favorite high end looking yet affordable sunglasses brand).
Are you ready to have some fun in the sun? With summer in full swing it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you head to the beach, vacation, pool or anywhere else, protecting your skin in the sun is crucial in this day and age. With skin cancer on the rise it is essential to make sure you wear SPF all day long, that’s why whether I am wearing a full face of makeup or just going all natural, I first apply Olay Whips with SPF 25.
They say the foundation for flawless makeup is great skincare. That’s why I never start my day without an amazing quality moisturizer. The Olay Whips moisturizer applies smooth, feels lightweight + doesn’t leave any unwanted residue.
Olay Whips provides a matte, light as air finish along with a slight glow (that’s why I often wear it alone without any makeup)! The formula also has anti-aging ingredients to keep your skin looking young!
The inclusion of SPF 25 is what makes this product so great. It keeps you safe in the sun + is an easy go to for everyday wear and sun protection.
I stock up on this amazing product at Walgreen’s who has great promotions + awesome deals when it comes to Olay skincare. Currently you can shop Olay Whips, buy one get one half off! Now that’s a WIN!
I am BEYOND excited about today’s post! I am revealing my gorgeous new office space I have been working so hard on. Since I work from home, having a space that inspires my creativity + allows for endless amounts of content creation was key for me. I knew I wanted a light + airy feel (to match my instagram aestheitc…duh – P.S. ICYMI I shared a whole post of how I edit my insta photos here) and I partnered with a few vendors who helped make my dream a reality. From this stunning pink velvet couch from DHP Furniture to the stunning gallery wall made possible from Framebridge to these fun furry pillows from Best Home Fashion to the classiest coffee table books from GiGi New York…everything I wanted came together to make the ultimate office space!
Let’s first start with my marble accent coffee table (an Amazon find) + these GiGi New York coffee table books. I was on the hunt for a great marble table + scored this one on Amazon for under $150! It is a great size + makes for the perfect flatlay background!
These coffee table books are amazing quality, bound in real leather + are the perfect accent decor elements to add to any space. I honestly want to collect them all! Best part? they are AFFORDABLE!
I am OBSESSED with this pink velvet couch from DHP Furniture! It is girly, fun, comfortable AND retails for under $400!!! Insane right? This couch anywhere else would be $1,000+ so I highly suggest heading to DHPFurniture.com because they have the styles you love for your home at the BEST (and I mean the best) pricing!
Honestly their site makes creating the perfect space easy. They provide step by step tutorials on how to plan out + create the gallery wall of your dreams and when it comes to framing all you do is select the sizing of your piece, pick your preferred frame + Framebridge does the rest! They send you packaging to ship your pieces to them in so this way they handle the framing…and in just a couple of weeks you receive your final framed pieces ready for hanging!
It is that simple! Seriously made creating the ultimate office space that much easier.
This tutorial from them is what I relied on when it came to designing + hanging my pieces!
My shoe + bag display is one of my favorite parts about my office space. Since I was at my last apartment, I desperately wanted a gorgeous space to show off the bags + shoes I have worked so hard to collect over the years. ICYMI – I am a major bag addict. I bought my first Dior bag at 14 with money I earned scooping popcorn at my local movie theater + I never let up on my bag obsession since. Every bag purchase was a milestone. Like my Chanel – my first Chanel, purchased in Paris, my first ever trip out of the country + to the city of love (ugh amazing moment) or my white Gucci soho tote (featured in yesterday’s blog post) that I purchased on Rodeo Drive my first week in LA…every bag has a story + displaying them is like a trip down memory lane every day.
I found the perfect shelves on the cheap from Walmart (hey I love to mix high + low…save my money for bags hehe :p). They retail for under $30 + come in various sizes + colors available daily.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine didn’t go exactly as planned :p I was supposed to head to Universal and instead I ended up in urgent care with my eye swollen shut, my hands beyond swollen I couldn’t grip a pen + basically the worst allergic reaction EVER. All these years I never had an allergic reaction to anything BUT apparently you can experience it at any age…the culprit? An oral acne medication…who would have thought. So I spent the weekend attempting to recover from being a lobster lol…here’s to hoping this week goes a lot smoother than this past weekend.
This look was actually shot earlier Saturday morning before my allergic attack happened haha I was enjoying the sunshine + great weather + this cute white dress from Tart Collections – it is the perfect summer staple…a little white dress!
I layered a denim jacket over it…this one is my favorite from Old Navy (on sale now).
My bag was my first ever Rodeo Drive purchase right before I moved to LA 3 years ago…it’s a Gucci soho tote (they discontinued the soho collection last year (ugh so frustrating I know) but you can find some styles still available on eBay or the Real Real etc).
My wedges are from Marc Fisher and they are super comfortable to wear all day long. Plus the tan color matches almost every outfit!
Will you be adding these pieces to your summer wardrobe?!
Temps are heating up in LA and that means…yes you guessed it, dress time! I normally live in dresses year round, but now I live in them even more so because of the warm weather. I am not one to wear sleeveless dresses without covering my arms (I guess my arms are an area I typically like to cover) but wearing a denim jacket in warm temps is not going to happen…so my solution? Styling it on your shoulders! Ok, to be honest I have seen this trend with blazers, moto jackets + more for years but felt I couldn’t pull it off…till I actually tried. Side note: Never be afraid to step outside your comfort zone when it comes to fashion, amazing things can happen that ultimately shape your personal style!
My dress is from one of my favorite online boutiques, Shop The Mint and it’s currently sold out but I linked to similar styles below (plus usually you can add items from their website to a ‘wishlist‘ and they will come back on the site for purchase relatively soon)!
My denim jacket is from Old Navy + currently On SALE! Who doesn’t love a good sale?! This jacket has lasted me years + is honestly a staple every gal should have in their closet! Dress it up or down, it is perfect for any occasion.
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Summer lovin’ happened so fast…summer rummin’ let’s make those drinks last! Hehe :p (like what I did there?) Nothing makes me happier than enjoying delicious drinks with the company of friends and family. My boyfriend + I recently moved into a new place and while planning our housewarming party, we wanted to think about a fun way to set up a drink station for our guests to enjoy!
Let’s face it, we would all love to be on a permanent vacation. Hanging by the pool, going up to the tiki bar for your favorite Bacardi & Coca Cola drink, but since we can’t always be on vacation, why not make your drink station feel like vacation?!
Bacardi + Coke is a classic drink but displaying it doesn’t have to be boring! One of the first things I do when I am having guests over is plan out the experience they will have. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen – grabbing food, mixing drinks etc., so even if you are serving a classic cocktail, add a twist when it comes to decor.
After planning the experience in my head, I begin shopping. I actually won these fun lights (palm tree + pineapple) at an arcade LOL (I am a bit of a kid at heart). The Coca-Cola glasses were a Dollar Store find + the Coca-Cola vintage straw caddy was a gift my dad got me at the Grand Canyon when we road tripped cross country for my move from NY to LA! #Memories
Isn’t it fun when decor has meaning as well as tons of appeal?!
After decorating the space, it’s time to stock up on your bar essentials – mine? Bacardi Superior Rum + Coke Mini Cans! I love the Coke Mini Cans because they are cute + fun to share with one another AND easy to pour as opposed to the larger bottles (less mess to clean up haha). I feel they also add a little something extra to your bar set up! Make sure you chill them prior to guests arriving, or add a few ice cubes as you prepare each drink.
I start out by pouring 1.5 oz. of Bacardi Superior Rum followed by a Coke Mini Can and voila…you have the perfect Rum + Coke ratio. Sometimes all you need is that classic!
I am always on the hunt for the perfect lipgloss (I am such a lippieaddict – lipstick has always intimidated me, plus I have thin lips + am not a huge fan of the whole lining my lips then coloring them in with lipstick process :p) BUT one lip product I can always get behind is a great lipgloss! One brand I have been a fan of for years when it comes to amazing lip products is Buxom Cosmetics. From their unique kits that have everything you need to ‘pucker up’ to individual glosses that my purse is currently filled with…they have great shades, at a fair prize, that are amazing quality – win/win!
So I know this isn’t the main focus of a beauty review but I have to say I absolutely LOVE their packaging! Their glosses are sleek, chic + a great size to fit in any of my going out bags. My personal favorites are their lip polishes that come in over 90 colors (without a doubt you can find a color that matches your mood or look)!
They go on smooth + last me all day (and night) so I don’t have to worry about doing multiple touch ups throughout the day. They come in shimmer + metallic finishes and while they look great, they also keep your lips hydrated (my biggest struggle is dry lips because of my skincare regimen to combat acne – my skin gets dry quite often + that sometimes extends to my lips).
My second favorite gloss? The Buxom Full On Lip Cream! It applies smooth, the color is rich + long lasting AND it comes in 20 different shades. My favorite part? It feels like butter on your lips! Who doesn’t love that?!
This gloss has no shimmer BUT it helps plump your lips (no fillers required haha :p)