Happy 4th Of July Everyone!! Time to light up the BBQ, head for the beach + enjoy the sunshine while sipping on cocktails. While I will for sure be doing that, I may be doing a little bit of something else…online shopping!! 4th Of July weekend always has some of the best sales. From end of season summer favs like swimsuits + pool toys to trendy footwear + accessories, every major retailer does big business this weekend and honestly I am not surprised as to why, this is one of my favorite weekends to shop (in between laying out by the pool of course :p).
While this weekend is traditionally known for summer time fun, I want to just remind everyone this is a holiday to celebrate America, to celebrate what makes this country truly great + to think about what it is to be an American. I for one am beyond proud to live here + be an American. It saddens me that as of late with this political climate, less + less Americans are ‘proud‘ of being an American. How can you not proud to be a citizen of this great country where everyone else desperately wants to move to? We have the best of everything, no matter what your political beliefs are, to be an American is an amazing thing + this weekend is a time to feel proud + show your allegiance to this country.
Now that I got out of the way 😉 I am rounding up some of the Top 4th Of July SALES for 2017 below!
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 ♥
New Season = New Shoes ♥ Or at least that’s my way of looking at it haha 😉 I am getting excited about fall + stocking up my closet with some new OTK Boots, Ankle Boots + Peep Toe Booties! Since I have been ‘cyber stalking‘ tons of new shoes, I figured I would share my current favorites with you guys…you know, in case you want to snag a pair and ‘twin‘ with me :p
I can’t wait to shoot some fall boot looks…so for now, here are some throwback posts to last fall / winter where my boots took center stage!
Labor Day Weekend means two things… 1. A weekend of relaxation by the pool + some fun in the sun AND 2. Time for some awesome SALES! I am rounding up some of my favorite sales below + a bunch of my sale picks above (I am beyond excited about fall fashion + how these pieces above are all on SALE this weekend).
I have a confession to make…I have a slight addiction to all things M A R B L E♥ This comes as no surprise right?! Marble is such a hot trend of the moment + since I love clean and chic accessories and spaces, it only makes sense that I round up some of my current favorites. From home decor to furniture to tech accessories + even sunnies + jewelry…there is something crisp and timeless about marble…almost makes me think it’s the LBD of prints / patterns.
One of my favorite marble picks is a simple iPhone case. It’s mature, chic + is appropriate for anytime really. When I was younger I LOVED having a million phone cases and swapping them based on my mood etc. Marble however is easy pick + perfect for a gal like me who is constantly on my phone at meetings, conferences etc (hey…I am a social media manager so being on my phone 24/7 is pretty much required :p).
I’m always listening to music…whether I am at the gym, simply going for a walk to clear my head or even just zoning out at work, a cute pair of headphones like these have great noise canceling abilities in addition to being a total fashion statement!
It’s HERE! Every fashionista’s every time of year! The Nordstrom Anniversary S A L E ♥ It’s the perfect opportunity when you can actually save money on what will be trending for fall + stock up to be prepped for the season change!