Happy Monday Loves + Happy Summer! ♥ I have been busy getting myself into a new fitness + healthy living routine…talk about a challenge but I am doing it. From finding a new gym to literally gutting my kitchen of all junk food, I am ready to finally get that ‘summer bod‘ back on track (better late than never…right? :p) Anyways, that’s why I haven’t been blogging as much since I am trying to jump into my new lifestyle which with work takes a little bit of a time commitment #TheStruggleIsReal…honestly, there just aren’t enough hours in the day! But…something there is most certainly time for? A new summer look that combines some of my favorite trends of the season – Off The Shoulder Tops + Platform Wedges!
This look is one of my favorites as of late…it’s comfy, casual + is great for those business casual days at the office or just for hanging with friends or date night. My top is from Wild Blue Denim but is no longer available so I linked to some similar styles below 🙂 I paired it with a bandage skirt since I feel like I haven’t worn one in a while and figure why not right? 😉
Happy Wednesday Babes! Sorry for being MIA but I was swamped this past few days because my dad was in town from New York! He visited me for Father’s Day and in one jam packed weekend we headed to Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Weho, Hollywood + more. From heading to the Petersen Automotive Museum to check out some sweet rides to visiting the desert + stopping along at local stops, this weekend was filled with tons of adventure!
Anyways…now that I cleared up why I’ve been MIA the past few days, back to this gorgeous outfit that combines my two favorite things: a classic look + P O P s of color! From the cobalt blue pencil skirt to a chic white boyfriend blazer + white heels, this look is great for date night, the office, happy hour + beyond (and with affordable prices…this outfit is a MUST).
I scored this skirt + body suit from this new site called ‘Jewel Toned‘ that has the best shapewear for work + play.
This skirt has lace trim, a great fit + is only $38! The bodysuit that is great for hitting the club (not that I really hit the club ever haha) or just any occasion is only $61 (it also has adjustable straps to get the perfect fit).
Happy Monday ♥ Time for another busy week but I am actually excited about the weekend being over because it means we are that much closer to Thursday which is when my dad is flying out from NY to visit me! I am SO excited since this is going to be the first time he has seen me in LA since we road tripped here for my big move 2 years ago (it’s officially 2 years as of June 8th)! Crazy how time flies huh? Here’s to TWO years + many more successful years to come in LA LA Land! Anyways, my dad will finally see his little girl all grown up with her own place (and TWO walk in closets), settled in just fine. Maybe there will be a new ‘walk in’ closet for every year I am in LA…hopefully next year brings three haha I am sure I will accumulate plenty of more clothes + shoes by then :p
I spent the weekend trying to get my apartment in tip-top shape…I have never felt so domestic lol Between cleaning, laundry + cooking, I am officially ready to change my name to ‘Missy Stewart‘ haha move over Martha 😉
Besides hanging home I did a little shopping at one of my favorite stores to get the best ‘Looks For Less‘…Old Navy!
Someone (me) has a case of the Mondays…any Office Space lovers out there? 😉 If so then you know which line I am referring to hehe But seriously, I definitely have a case of the Monday Blues today. Over the weekend I dropped Mike off at LAX to head to London for 7 months for work (ugh I know…long distance it is). What was more upsetting than Mike leaving for 7 months was that on the car ride over to LAX we hear the sad news out of London of another terror attack. We both were silent and my heart was breaking as I was trying so hard not to cry and to be strong for him as to not worry him before heading on his flight over there. This feeling was something that can’t seem to escape me. We are living in a scary time and although we discussed me visiting him in the fall (something I most certainly was looking forward to since I have never been to London, let alone out of the country) this fear is in a way unshakeable. So I am trying to be strong, not live in fear + to be as supportive as possible but I may have some more heart felt messages on the blog so be prepared ♥
I am not going to discuss politics on here as I know it is such a hot button discussion at the moment and I want my site to be light hearted + enjoyable for all but I truly hope we find a way to end this reign of terror. Will loving each other solve the problem? I am not sure…Will there be another solution? I can only hope, either way…I am someone who likes to forge ahead and kick a**!
On to a lighter note, I will try to share some long distance dating tips + tricks on here as I begin to get into a groove with Mike 🙂 First tip – What’s App is ESSENTIAL :p
Time to brighten things up with this chic look that is great for work + play! It’s official post memorial day meaning by fashion law, it’s now time to wear white to embrace the summer season. Now I tend to wear white year round, call me a rebel if you must haha but all white everything is a look I can ALWAYS get behind!
Happy Wednesday Loves! I am finally back to work after being in vacation mode for a lovely 4 day weekend + I feel refreshed, renewed + most importantly…happy! ♥ My boyfriend and I headed to Palm Springs since I love the desert vibes, great weather + endless sunshine. While I have been heading to Palm Springs ever since I first moved to LA, this trip was the best yet because we stayed at the lovely Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Spa in Desert Hot Springs!
The Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Spa is the ideal place to relax + rejuvenate when it comes time for a physical + mental reset. I have been overwhelmed with work so having a weekend getaway to such a relaxing place was just what the doctor ordered. The hotel has a full service spa with various massage services (including a romantic couples massage), multiple pools + jacuzzi’s and the best part? They have soleil suites (like I stayed in) that have your own private pool! Yes…no joke, you can get your own private in room pool, how cool is that?!
Since we had our own pool we decided to throw ourselves a little pool party…because hey we were on vacation so why not right?! 😉
You are able to get the relaxing amenities one craves from a hotel from the comfort of your own room!
From the nice staff to the great rooms to the amazing grounds, the Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Spa is a great place for a quick trip when you need a break from it all…
We even crafted some tropical drinks to make it feel like a true paradise ♥
Aqua Soleil is affordable as well, they have a few promotions going on when you book a room with them directly (whether it be the soleil suite like we stayed in or one of their other great room options).
Happy Thursday! Sorry for the delay in posting loves…I’ve been a bit swamped with work but finally I am getting some much needed R+R because I am off to Palm Springs and Santa Barbara for the weekend!! I rarely ever take vacation time since I am always go, go, go but lately I have been in need of a little refresh, recharge + time to feel inspired again. I’ve been in a funk where I lost my passion for what it was I was doing. Instagram felt like a chore, photoshoots felt tedious + all I wanted to do was crawl into bed and stay there. It’s crazy how your mood can change instantly based on people around you, situations you are in etc. I think the first step in getting back on track to doing what I love is realizing what I am missing + finding it…luckily I just needed some colorful scenery, a cup of ice cream + pretty photos to get me feeling inspired to post again and what better place to get fun, colorful content than at the Museum Of Ice Cream that is currently open in DTLA!
I have been dying to explore the Museum Of Ice Cream ever since I saw it open in NYC last year…so when I heard it was coming to LA, it was obvious I must go! Luckily the fab watch brand Daniel Wellington has a fondness for great insta pics + sweet treats and invited me to explore the museum with them last weekend! Now that is something that gets me up bright + early…even on a Sunday 😉
I have been a fan of Daniel Wellington’s watches for a while since they are lightweight, simple + always chic! You can see how I styled one before HERE.
My outfit matched the colorful setting of the museum perfectly. Each room was designed to center around a different flavor or element of ice cream. From the gummy bear room, to the mint chip room to the banana split room, this museum was one sweet journey that I highly encourage everyone to check out!
Those are some highlights from the museum (can’t give everything away unfortunately…there is still SO SO Much waiting for you to experience)!
Little Miss N A V Y…with temperatures heating up I have always been asked the same question – ‘Where can I find cute dresses to wear to a job interview or the office in the spring or summer when it is scorching outside?’ Well here it is ladies…Burlington, Lord & Taylor + Nordstrom! These stores are my go-to when it comes to finding the best looks to wear to the office. My favorite silhouette year round when it comes to dresses is A-Line. Honestly, I am pretty sure the A-Line silhouette flatters almost everyone…with a fitted look on top and the flowed out bottom, this feminine style is perfect to rock any interview, meeting + beyond!
While this dress came with the white skinny belt, I feel like purchasing a separate white belt comes in handy to style with dresses, tunics, sweaters, tops + beyond. The more styling elements you can snag to mix and match the better!
I have become a huge fan of the wayfarer style sunglasses recently. I feel they just go with everything and are great to wear when heading out to meetings throughout the day.
This Lacoste satchel is great for the office because it can fit my laptop + all of my essentials for a busy day on the go.
And as if I haven’t worn these pumps enough already…I do firmly believe every gal should have at least one pair of white pumps in her wardrobe for year round wear (especially in spring + summer) ♥
And naturally I had to end this with a silly pose because why not live a little 😉 hehe