Ya’ll I am so excited for Valentine’s Day! It is just a few weeks away and I feel like the second 2019 rolled around every store began displaying their Valentine’s Day gifts, decor + more. Maybe I am just a sucker for holidays and love since this Valentine’s Day I will be celebrating my 2 year anniversary with my boo. We are going to be celebrating in Disney but will be exchanging presents when we get back from our trip. His go-to when it comes to gifting is jewelry + one of my favorite brands I love is Lagos.
Whether you are looking for an affordable gift that can be worn everyday or something a little more special that has diamonds + can be a timeless staple for years to come, Lagos has the best pieces in different variations that make the ultimate gift for the loved one in your life (or even for yourself :p). Below are some of my favorites that I think you’ll love ♥
Whether you are heading out for a romantic dinner with your boo, a fun night on the town or a little galentine’s get together, one thing is always essential – the perfect look! I have always loved dressing up for Valentine’s Day, whether I was single or now being in a relationship – I love the decorative + feminine elements of Valentine’s Day…the hearts, the pink, the red, the roses etc!
From the perfect dress to a chic skirt or heart shaped bag (can’t get more Valentine’s Day than that :p), I rounded up my favorite styles perfect for Valentine’s Day so you can look like the perfect rose ♥
Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and while my full Valentine’s Day Style Guide will be up soon, I am sharing a great casual alternative here. Maybe you are heading to a girl’s night in or a casual Valentine’s Day date or just want to embrace some pink + red to wear to the office, either way – I made the pom pom cardigan trend work for the day of love.
I have been loving the pom pom cardigan trend for casual days that I basically want to snuggle up in bed + in turn treat the pom pom cardigan like my warm cozy blanket haha I bought it in pink + also a baby blue and they have become my instant go to + I have gotten a ton of compliments on them! My boyfriend is not a fan but hey sometimes trends are for the gals + not the guys, am I right? 😉
I am also a huge fan of these chiffon camisoles – I layer them under everything + own them in every color. They are a great staple to have + wear year round so I highly encourage every gal to stock up on them!
I am obsessed with these pink Manolo Blahnik slingbacks! They are my first ever pair of Manolo’s (crazy I know but I tend to splurge on handbags not shoes) + I bought these as a Christmas gift to myself on Cyber Monday for under $300 – crazy right?! I am slowly beginning to invest in designer shoes but still can’t get myself to pay full price especially when you can buy the styles you love for less from various retailers + outlets.
My bag was another Christmas gift to myself and I scored it at my local Gucci outlet in Palm Desert (one of my favorite places to shop since they have all the designers you love for discounted prices + the styles are still pretty current)!
I don’t know about you but I LOVE a little leopard print. Whether it is creating a fierce look for girl’s night or adding a little leopard to work business look, a little leopard can go a long way + anytime I wear it, I instantly feel like a total boss babe…that is why I am rounding up my favorite leopard pieces here for ya’ll!
From stunning leopard coats (like the one I am wearing below) to chic leopard bags, booties, heels + more…leopard in my opinion adds a little sass to any look + is a great trend to embrace for the cooler winter months (I am living in this coat as of late). Also, ICYMI I rounded up my favorite faux fur picks a week or so ago here because who doesn’t love a furry moment, right? 😉
I know the whole ‘New Year, New Me‘ thing is a tad cliche but when you are actually taking steps to make a New YOU happen, I find it is totally justified + exciting. ICYMI – for the past 6 months I have been on the Jenny Craig Rapids Results program to loose my goal weight of 80 pounds! When I started this journey I thought it was nearly impossible to reach that goal but after seeing results within a month of being on the program, I became a full on believer!
For years I struggled with my weight. Whether it was binge eating, eating junk like fast food (oh Chick-Fil-A…you taste so good but as my favorite shark from Shark Tank Kevin O’leary likes to say…a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips haha) or simply not taking care of myself, I was 26 and felt like although I was happy with my career + personal life, I didn’t like the girl I saw in the mirror. For a gal who is constantly taking photos + putting herself out there for the world to see, I was able to tell when I gained weight + although no one else was saying anything, I finally said to myself ‘It’s time to get myself together + loose some weight‘.
Now I have tried dieting + working out for years but it wasn’t till I joined Jenny Craig that I felt I could actually take control, get the results I want + not be miserable while doing it! Whether it was Keto or no carb or cleansing, those diets made me feel like a cranky gal (and my BF was not having it haha :p), so what I truly love about Jenny Craig is the fool proof plan for success + delicious food.
Jenny Craig makes loosing weight easy. When you sign up, you tell them your goals, your food preferences etc + they work with you to set you on track for success. Any given week, I get to eat pizza, cheesecake, mac & cheese, waffles + more (yea…no joke, the food is SO SO good)! In the past I felt like I was depriving myself of the food I craved, but now I don’t have those cravings anymore. Was there an initial struggle? Heck Yeah! To be honest my second month I was sad + said to my BF all I want is to go to the movies + have popcorn…luckily my BF being the supportive guy he is said NO. He said I will be mad now but later on when I hit my goal I will be thankful, and he is 100% right.
When I look at myself in the mirror now or in photos, I feel confident + pretty. I see the gal I want to be + I see a gal who can accomplish anything. No crazy workouts, no fad diets, no depriving myself…just following the Jenny Craig Rapids Results program has helped me reach my halfway mark for my weight loss journey – I am now down 40 pounds!!
What is awesome about the Jenny Craig Rapid Results program is that if you follow the program (just the menu, no workout necessary), on average you’ll have weight loss of 1-2 lbs. /week. How great is that?!
I am still in disbelief when I look at myself in the mirror + now when we go to the movies I bring my Jenny Craig popcorn with me + feel like a winner. Sure, some days I just want to head to the drive thru or eat chinese food or something loaded with calories but then I look in the mirror + say to myself…this feels way too good to give up + cheat 🙂
If your New Year’s Resolution is to loose weight + take control of your health, I HIGHLY encourage you to try Jenny Craig, I truly can’t emphasize enough what it has done + will continue to do for me. If you feel helpless or hopeless remember Jenny is here to support you + I am more than happy to be your cheerleader along the way! Let’s show 2019 who is boss!
This post was sponsored by Jenny Craig but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.