Monday, August 18, 2014

Month In Instagram: July

Happy Monday Lovelies! 

Since I've been so M.I.A. on the blog lately, figured now was the best time for my monthly "Month in Instagram" post ... here goes nothin'!

Went to a college sorority sister's house for dinner, wine & Disney "Scene It"
Celebrated the 4th of July in Marina del Rey

Two of my favorite ladies and I on the 4th of July
Watching one of the 8 spectacular firework shows I could see from my roof on the 4th

Enjoying a picnic in line before seeing Coming To America at Hollywood Forever. Went with a large group, but loved having Dr. D there to make it a date night
Had a creative pyramid photo challenge for kickball ... our team name is "Dickball"
Found this quote on Instagram and immediately had to re-gram it

Went to Disneyland with my Momma ... she was underwhelmed by Aurora's castle;
However, she absolutely loved California Adventure's "World of Color" show

Momma and I on Buzz Lightyear & Luigi's Flying Tires
This is one of my favorite Instagram shots I've ever taken!
Enjoying happy hour with Momma in Santa Monica at the Misfit
Enjoyed my first Dodger game with Momma and Dr. D on what might have been the hottest summer day in LA!

Made it to the 3rd round of the WAKA Celebrity kickball tourny but lost in the semi-finals
Had a field day when I came home to all of these shoes my roommate got for her thrift store!

Had a blast at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball Press Preview
Enjoyed the largest bottle of Crispin ever made at CPK
Took my roommate to the Emmys Performers Peer Nominee Reception at Montage Beverly Hills. We met a ton of celebs, but our favorites were Joe Morton from Scandal and R.J. Mitte from Breaking Bad!
Had some of the girls over for a wine & gossip night. It was the perfect way to close out the month and catch up with some fabulous ladies!

Today I'm also co-hosting the Style to Inspire linkup with my blogger babe Rhea! Make sure to check it out below!!
Fellow fashion bloggers, we are all part of this amazing community where we can share our own style and check out other bloggers' style through our own personal space in the web. Through blog hops/link ups, we discover more blogs to follow, and more outfits that inspire us to shop our closets and come up with a similar outfits!

That is what is amazing about blogging... in our own ways, we inspire and are inspired by our fellow bloggers' style posts! This is the reason for this weekly blog hop called Style to Inspire, with hopes to be a weekly collection of style posts that reflect the bloggers' personal style, in turn inspiring new outfit ideas and new connections with fellow fashion bloggers!

Welcome this week's co-host, Paige of Life's a Party, Dress Like It!

Link Up Guidelines

1) Please link up a direct link to a fashion post you would like to share.
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5) Check out other blogs, leave a comment, discover what can inspire you, and have fun!

  Link up below! Can't wait to see what you share!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Playing Catch Up + Stylish Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Dolls! 
Holy cow! Thank you to all 111 fabulous ladies for linking up with me last week! It was such a fun week looking through all of your posts and living vicariously through you and escaping my own world for a bit :) 

Update on my life: Since last Tuesday it's been pretty mellow besides the office life. One of my bosses has been on vacation so my work load has gone from crazy to chaotic frenzy. I tweeted that I needed an intern and this was my friend Melissa's response: 
Little things like this make my day and make me ever so grateful I have the most amazing friends to get me through rough days! 

Friday was Dr. D's going away party. We had an intimate dinner at City Tavern in Culver City then went to Backstage for some karaoke fun! It was a really fun night and I wish it would have never ended. We're officially down to single digits in the Ohio countdown and it's just starting to hit me he's about to leave for good. Everything will work out as it should and I'm trying not to be too big of a downer during our last week together. 
ALSO, thank y'all for the supportive comments and emails last week - truly meant the world!

Saturday we went to Universal Studios Hollywood which was an absolute blast and Sunday we just relaxed and watched Next Food Network Star ... which *SPOILER ALERT* I'm so freaking happy Lenny McNabb won! Was anyone else a fan?

That's it for this week's short and sweet post. Next week i'll be back to fashion posts but for now I'm off to cuddle on the couch with Dr. D while I still can! 

Hosted by Life's A Party, Dress Like It & Sequins & Stilettos
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This week's featured blogger is my babe Lauren from Sophisticated in Style!
OBSESSED with everything about this darling and chic look! Paisley is one of my favorite prints and kind of hard to pull of since it's such a busy print, but Lauren has freakin' nailed it y'all! The subtle cream peplum top perfectly captures the backdrop of her printed pant, paired with a bright white handbag and pop of color pink pumps this look is to die for. Way to rock it doll! Make sure to check out Lauren's blog for more amazing fashion looks!

If you'd like to be featured on next week's Stylish Tuesday, then simply follow the rules below: 

1. Please follow me via Bloglovin' or GFC and this week's co-host Sequins & Stilettos!

2. Link up your favorite recent style post
Life's A Party Dress Like It

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Stylish Tuesday + A 65 MCMLXV Tee Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday Pretties! 

Y'all SO much has happened in the last week you would not even believe! Last Monday I went to an Emmy party for work (if you follow me on Instagram you know what's coming) and met some great celebrities. It was my roomies first award event and we had an absolute blast. 

Fast forward to Thursday and Dr. D moved in with me for 2 1/2 weeks. It's super fun to do a trial "move in" period, but at the same time super depressing because he's moving to Ohio on August 17th which is literally around the corner. Friday night I had a kickball end of season party on a yacht that was prom themed. To say I had way too much fun would be the understatement of the year, but then again there was an open bar .... 

Just wanted to fill y'all in a little bit of what's going on in my life lately, but now on to the fun stuff. I mean what's more fun than a GIVEAWAY? 

The fabulous 65 mcmlxv is a NYC-based contemporary company that creates stylish but classic casual clothing at an affordable price. I immediately gravitated for the Cosmopolitan shirt because it reminded me of Sex and the City. How could one resist? 
The cotton is super soft and comfy. Plus, it's a tagless tee! You can't beat that! 

The tee is clearly the highlight of this post, but can we talk about this ikat skirt for a sec? So beautiful, made from silk and has a touch of fun in the back with a neon zipper!
Top: c/o 65 MCMLXV // Skirt & Earrings: Francesca's Collection // Heels: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Bangle: Forever 21 // Bracelets: Gifted & Zinnia // Watch: Juicy Couture

This giveaway starts today and ends on Monday, August 10 at 12 PM, PST. Winner will be announced, next Tuesday, August 11. Open to residents in the U.S. and Canada only! 65 Mcmlxv has a wide variety of graphic tees and the winner gets to pick which one they want off their website. 

Good luck y'all! 

This is a sponsored post from 65 MCMLXV but all opinions and thoughts are my own

- now to the link up - 

Hosted by Life's A Party, Dress Like It & Middle of Somewhere 
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If you'd like to co-host Stylish Tuesday, please send an email to!

This week's featured blogger is Cynthia from My Rose Colored Shades
Cobalt Blue and Black is one of my favorite color combos leaning into fall. I think they pair together perfectly and this outfit completely reassures that! The sleeves on this top are fantastic and her skin tone looks amazing next to this fun shade of blue. Great look doll! 

If you'd like to be featured on next week's Stylish Tuesday, then simply follow the rules below: 

1. Please follow me via Bloglovin' or GFC and this week's co-host Middle of Somewhere!

2. Link up your favorite recent style post
Life's A Party Dress Like It

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!

Happy Tuesday Dolls! 

First and foremost, let's get through the nitty gritty not so fun part of today's post. Due to the Emmys being pushed up a MONTH from last year's awards (thank you NFL) my life has become a chaotic, hectic mess to put it nicely. 

From now until the awards (Monday, August 25,) I'll only be posting on Tuesday's so I can host my link up and still feel like I'm part of the blog world, by living vicariously through y'alls posts. Hopefully this isn't a huge inconvenience and y'all will still come back to link up every week!

- Debbie Downer moment now OVER - 

Speaking of the Emmys, I know I talk about it from time to time on my blog, but I don't actually show y'all what I truly do for the awards. Last year was my first time working a high end awards show and I have to admit, it was a ton of fun. Between you and I, the Emmy awards are way more fun than the Oscars (shocking I know) because everyone seems so much more down to earth. 

Last Wednesday, was the official Governors Ball press preview. The Governors Ball is the largest sit down dinner in North America and quite possibly the world, feeding upwards of 4,000 guests! At the press preview all of the sponsors are there to answer any questions the media may have about the product and for everyone to get a taste of what the evening will be like. 

Luckily for y'all, I got the complete inside scoop! First let me talk about the 66th Primetime Emmys theme: Kaleidoscope of Color! 
Just like when you look through a kaleidoscope and see a vision of bright, beautiful colors, that experience will be brought to life with an array of rainbow colors in a luminous and exciting live laser show! Dancers will be positioned against the back wall behind the winners circle to entertain guests as they mingle and party. Talk about a dramatic effect!

The food is courtesy of Patina catering and ever so scrumptious! Just check out this menu! 
A lovely meal wouldn't be complete without a fabulous cocktail! Grey Goose is the official vodka sponsor and Beaulieu Vineyards is the official wine sponsor. So ecstatic to be working with BV at this event because it's our 11th year doing the awards, 9th consecutive! 
Two of the various table displays at the Governors Ball

To make things even better at this years awards is the fact that the pristine Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon is celebrating it's 75th anniversary! 

Cellar Door chocolates (based out of Kentucky,) will be treating guests to white chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered marshmallows, peanut butter cups, salted caramel cups and their famous bourbon balls. They literally have everything to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Pictured left to right: Bourbon balls, Caramel Cups, Peanut Butter Cups and additional Bourbon Balls

To make things even more convenient for the stars, Loreal Paris (official make up sponsor) will be having touch up booths to keep them looking ravishing all throughout the evening! Not only are they generously hosting that, but they also have free product samples available in the ladies lounge for all guests to sample! 
I was fortunate enough to not only test out some of their fabulous new blendable blushes, but get to take a ton of free product home. Everything you see above was up for grabs after the press preview was over since some of it had been used for media presentations. Needless to say, I walked away with a ton of product (obsessed with their lipsticks) which may or may not even be my skin tone.
- now to the link up -

Hosted by Life's A Party, Dress Like It & Coastal Closet
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This week's featured blogger is Willfully Elegant!
This look is the epitome of feminine and lady like. I love the white midi skirt because it can be paired with so many different things, but I think it looks absolutely stunning with a bright neon blouse, neutral belt and over the top statement necklace. Great look doll! 

If you'd like to be featured on next week's Stylish Tuesday, then simply follow the rules below: 

1. Please follow me via Bloglovin' or GFC and this week's co-host Coastal Closet

2. Link up your favorite recent style post
Life's A Party Dress Like It

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Moment of Truth

Happy Tuesday Pretties! 

 Do you ever just have one of those ah-mazing, super relaxed weekends? 
Ya me either, which explains why all of today's photos look like this:
Crazy hair, shiny face and a million watt smile because I didn't care!

My mom just spent 9 days out with me in LA and we were going non-stop like crazy tourists. We laughed, saw wild parrots outside my apartment window (seriously wish I was kidding, those suckers are loud) and ate far too much food. Alas, last Thursday night came and she flew back to the East coast. I already miss her like crazy, but the second she left I needed a vacation from my stay-cation.

Friday afternoon rolled around and all I wanted to do was go to dinner with Dr. D and catch up with my dear friends, Hulu and the couch. I seriously missed those guys! Unfortunately, he wasn't feeling that plan and took me out to Mexican instead. I dragged along my roommate Meems and best bud Matty, then afterwards played Clue and drank some wine. All in all it was a fabulous evening!

Saturday I hiked every square inch of Runyon Canyon, and while it was glorious, my legs were throbbing all day Sunday! After Runyon I literally passed out for a solid 5 hour nap (oh so good) then woke up to Dr. D making me dinner - I mean how much better can it get?

Sunday I did absolutely nothing. I didn't lift a finger except to change the channel on the remote or put a cup to my mouth. Well that all lasted until about 2:30 when my darling boyfriend reminded me we not only had a kickball game at 6, but I also had not taken blog photos ... DANG IT! I shot of the couch, ran to the mirror and said," Eh, if my readers actually read my blog they already know I'm far from perfect. I'm going to just throw on some lipstick and put on the first thing that catches my eye in my closet and wing it." Well y'all that's exactly what I did. 

I don't think this look turned out half bad!
This is me as natural as it gets guys. My hair hasn't seen a styling tool, it barely saw a comb
Dress: Forever 21 // Heels: Target // Jean Jacket: Hollister (from middle school!) // Necklace: Polly's Jewelry // Blue Bangle: Forever 21 // Spike Bracelet: Sage K & Co // Silver Bangle: Penelope Boutique // Watch: Juicy Couture // Earrings: Versona // Monogram Ring: Handpicked // Turquoise Ring: Steinmart

I have to admit, never in a million years did I think I'd post photos of myself on my blog for the world to judge where I don't think I look at least half decent, let alone my best; however, this post is very liberating for me.

Just because I enjoy blogging about fashion, doesn't mean I constantly have to set the standard to look like a model! Today's society has enough body image issues and if only one person reads this and walks away knowing it's okay to post photos of who you truly are and be comfortable in your own skin, than this post was more than worth it!

- Ok rant over, but before you link up make sure to enter the eShakti giveaway! -

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Hosted by Life's A Party, Dress Like It & Audrey Salutes

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This week's featured blogger is Nidhi from An Unblurred Lady!
How Southern Chic is this outfit? It reminds me on a toned tone version of fabulous outfit one might wear to the Kentucky Derby! I'm loving the pop of color with the pink blouse paired with the navy and white printed skirt (which matches the hat perfectly!) The way she tied in neutral colors in her accessories is brilliant and this look is seriously amazing. Way to rock it doll! 

If you'd like to be featured on next week's Stylish Tuesday, then simply follow the rules below: 

1. Please follow me via Bloglovin' or GFC and this week's co-host Audrey Salutes

2. Link up your favorite recent style post
Life's A Party Dress Like It

Linking up with: Manic Monday, DC In Style, Rhea Etc., How I Summer, Monday Fun-Day, Fashionably Employed, Creative Mondays, Monday Morning Gossip, Whitney Nic James, Glossy Blonde, Style Session, Tremendous Tuesday, All About you Link & Pin Party, Get Your Pretty On, Trend Spin,