Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend – I sure did (lots of lounging and much needed rest after a busy week and I have a full week ahead…including a charity gala, dinner with one of my favorite PR gals + a trip to the…you guessed it ‘Museum Of Ice Cream‘)! Safe to say there’s lots happening…one thing coming up I am taking time to prep for is Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is just TWO weeks away – Sunday May 14th.
Whether you are planning on treating your mom to a lovely brunch, dinner or getaway, a card + a little gift is something that is always guaranteed to put a smile on any moms face! My mom has always been a fan of perfume and lotion sets (probably since everything else she likes is wayyy out of my budget haha) but my grandma loves candles and jewelry…So I rounded up some of my favorite gifts I have seen currently available at Nordstrom, Saks Off Fifth, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor + more!
It is hard to find the perfect gift for someone that has given you life + so much more, but these little gifts may just do the trick 😉
This weekend you can snag the best designer bags, shoes, clothes + my personal favorite sunnies at prices so low they won’t break the bank! Now this is what I like to call a #GiltShoppingParty! The Gilt Sample Sale will have some brands like Prada, Valentino, Paul Smith, Balenciaga + more. The best part is that the sample sale will have a revamped layout making it even easier to shop and you can browse based on price point, trend, designer + more!
If you are in the NYC area this weekend I HIGHLY suggest you pop by the sample sale + get your shopping on!
In addition to getting to shop some great designers at up to 80% off, there are on site alterations, a DJ, some goodies from sponsors like Dove + even monogramming! Sounds like one hell of a #GiltShoppingParty if you ask me!!
Since I won’t be in NYC this weekend to shop the sale, I did some shopping myself online at GILT.com (I snagged these Karen Walker sunnies for 50% off)! I linked to some of my favorite sunnies from GILT below ♥
Happy Weekend! Nothing makes me happier than a weekend filled with some much needed rest + relaxation, but leading up to the holidays one thing I love to do is round up some of my favorite products that double as great holiday gifts ♥ I have loved IT Cosmetics for years now. Their foundation, contour palettes + mascara are part of my everyday beauty routine AND their brushes I love even more. With countless designs they have the perfect brush sets for every occasion + every beauty guru but currently I am obsessing over this ‘All That Glitters Set‘! Seriously, who wouldn’t want to sparkle this holiday season while applying your makeup 😉
Happy Weekend! With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time for a gift guide that rounds up great picks for your gal pals, family or colleagues! I discovered Orchard Mile that sells all of your favorite designer goodies…from candles to coffee books to techaccessories to clothing + jewelry…no matter what gift you are searching to give this holiday season, Orchard Mile has got you covered!
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is being able to give the perfect gifts to the ones you love. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find the right gift and heading to a department store can be a bit overwhelming with the all of the various options. What is a gal to do? Head to a site that has a curated collection of designers + pieces that are ideal for gifting of course!
Orchard Mile has all of my favorite designers + great products that are trendy as well as great quality and are just what your loved ones will adore. One of my favorite sections of gifts they sell are books. I have been on the hunt for great coffee table books (for my own place) for a while now + I know all of my girlfriends and even family love a great book as well! Also, candles + diffusers with great scents always make for a great gift + Orchard Mile has you fully stocked on the best fragrances of the season ♥
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! ♥ I am about to head out to have some turkey (ahh I can’t wait) but first I wanted to round up some of my favorite Black Friday finds + steals! From Nordstrom to Target to Tory Burch + more, holiday shopping can be done from the comfort of your home…no need for long lines or traffic – I prefer PJs + a great cocktail 😉
Whether you are doing some winter style shopping for yourself (I definitely got in on a bunch of these deals hehe :p) Or you are looking for great gifts for family + friends, these sales will have you giving the gift of style to everyone in your life (and at a fraction of the normal retail cost).
Happy Wednesday ♥Here’s to sunny days ahead + a bright outlook!ICYMI, I have been in a bit of a funk lately…I haven’t really been feeling like myself + that has made me a little unmotivated when it comes to blogging (as well as a bunch of other things). In the spirit of trying to use my site as a creative outlet + get more personal in hopes of helping others, I decided to get real with this post.
Over the past few months I began feeling like I was loosing myself, like I was doing the same thing day in + day out without any happiness or excitement. It is definitely an icky feeling, so in trying to get back to myself again, I went to the doctor to seek some professional advice on whether this was a normal funk, a quarter of a life crisis perhaps? (haha I hear that’s a real thing) or something else all together. Well it turns out I have been feeling off because I am experiencing depression. It’s hard to describe because I think people envision depression as wanting to be in bed all day, hiding under the covers + crying (which trust me…some days I definitely feel like doing), however there is ‘high functioning depression‘ where you go ahead + try to kick a** everyday but still feel sad, anxious + hopeless inside…so that is the current boat I am in (sorry this isn’t more ‘upbeat’ but I think maybe some people can relate to this + if this can help one other person not feel like they are battling similar issues alone, that makes me feel better to be there to say ‘it’s ok’).
Going through this has been literally one of the most difficult challenges of my life. Picking up my life, moving cross country, leaving my family + loosing that safety net of stability has been tough…along with some other ups + downs along the way, all together these bumps in the road have been weighing on me. So now I am in this difficult place where I feel like I am stuck in this negative rut but also trying to find a way out of it + feel better. Of course there are many options out there to cure such feelings but figuring out what is best for you + your well being is the challenge…Stay tuned for this, I am currently researching some options + want to be able to kind of track my progress throughout my posts till I hopefully feel like myself again 🙂 Maybe this is a growing pain I am supposed to share…or at least that’s how I am looking at it!
If you are going through this struggle or have overcome it, I would LOVE to hear your stories + experiences 🙂
Feel free to commentbelow or e-mail me (since it is a bit personal + sometimes speaking about it is therapeutic ♥)
Since I am trying to regain my happiness + find a ‘brighter‘ outlook on life, I felt it was only suiting to do a post rounding up some of my favorite sunnies that have been trending this fall!
I discovered ILY Mix through instagram (you know, where everyone finds their new favorite places to shop haha) + then went over to their site + became OBSESSED with their selection of fabulous sunnies ♥
Two pairs I am loving (both shown in this post hehe :p) are available on ILYMix.com + retail for under $20 a pair! What a steal!
The first pair is the Double Crossbar Metal Aviator Sunglasses (pictured below) – they are chic, a perfect go-to for daily wear + they remind me of a similar style from Dior (except for a fraction of the price).
The other style I am loving from ILY Mix is the Flat Front Metal Sunglasses. This has been such a popular style over the past couple of months + I was looking for a pair with a pink mirrored hue, so these ones are perfect! (pictured below)
Happy Friday Loves ♥ Another week down + a fun weekend to go! With my weekend state of mind setting in early, it got me thinking about what I have planned. I am super excited about attending my first ever College Fashion Week here in LA this Saturday 10/22 in Culver City! I haven’t been to a fashion show in over a year (since when I lived in NY), so I am looking forward to a fun night that will bring back my favorite NYFW nostalgia :p
Tickets are still available HERE + the sponsors (and gifting) is going to be A M A Z I N G! A bunch of my favorite brands will be there…from Rebecca Minkoff (plenty of outfit shoots filled with RM picks that’s for sure :p), Vince Camuto (seriously one of my favorite footwear brands out there) + Bertha Watches (their chic designs are perfect for any occasion).
Other than seeing some great looks to rock this season, I am actually excited about testing out some new fragrances from Perfumania, maybe getting a chic blowout from DryBar (I haven’t treated myself to one of their amazing blowouts since I have been in NYC…however I am literally obsessed with their dry shampoo – here) + I may just be inspired to ‘get physical‘ with FitBit (I have been wanting to try these out forever…it’s about time)!
I will be sharing LIVE from the event so be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter + Facebook to see all the awesome happenings 🙂
So in my opinion, the best part of having fun plans for the weekend is the outfit + accessories that go along with it! I recently was on the hunt for the perfect ‘going out‘ designer bag which inspired this handbag roundup post ♥ Every year I treat myself to one nice designer bag that in my mind is a timeless investment (that’s how I justify it haha). Think about it, a chic going out bag in a neutral color, made with great quality will last you a lifetime + is perfect for any occasion (like a College Fashion Show perhaps? ;p)!
Finding the perfect bag isn’t always easy…so I rounded up the best ‘going out’ bags for under $1,000 (attainable goal right?)
P.S. a lot of these come in various colors, fabrics + prints – be sure to click to see all the options ♥