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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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: 

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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, 




Monday, July 21, 2014

Two $25 eShakti Gift Card Giveaway with InDuffinitely Me!

Happy Monday Dolls! 

Normally, I don't post on Monday's, but when Amber from InDuffinitely Me asked me to be a part of her giveaway with eShakti I was over the moon!

I did a post on eShakti not too long ago, check it out here, and am absolutely in love with the company! They offer adorable pieces ranging from crop tops to midi skirts but everything is adjustable! 
I'm sure you're asking, what do you mean adjustable?! I mean that they can take any garment piece on their website and either add sleeves, change the length of the skirt or put a completely different type of neckline on the top or dress. How crazy is that?!

In addition to all of the customization options each dress, skirt and pant has POCKETS! Those little fabric compartments truly complete me because they make everything much more convenient!


Now's your chance to own one of eShakti's stunning pieces! Two lucky ladies will win $25 gift cards to this fabulous little boutique! Giveaway starts today and will end Saturday, July 26th! Simply enter the giveaway below and good luck! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Month in Instagram: June

Happy Thursday Dolls! 

My June was busy as crap at work - which is a huge change because the summer is always my slow season! I met up with some old friends, made new ones, worked a ton of events and celebrated Dr. D on multiple occasions!

I finally got back into working out as well and feel amazing. Granted it's a slow process, but hey it's an improvement from the 12 oz. bicep work out which I usually do!

My babe Sammee and I handle the bar games for our kickball league and had an amazing time at our America themed end of season party
Met up with one my sorority sister Karyn in Santa Monica! 

Another day, another red carpet event in Beverly Hills
My motto which got me through the ENTIRE month y'all!

Hold the Cone's from Trader Joe's are the absolute best and only 80 calories! SCORE!
Did some morning yoga on the Santa Monica Pier

Wine deliveries at work always make the day a little brighter - clearly we couldn't wait to dive in!
Had to have a cheat day with chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake ... so sinful yet so delicious!

Bright work out shorts and matching shoes? Don't mind if I do!
Not a hockey fan in the least, but it was pretty amazing to be in LA when the Kings won
Celebrating Dr. D's graduation with my bestie Morgan
The Doctor himself! So incredibly proud of my man!

My favorite look of the month. Love the gold & cobalt blue combination!
Saw a ton of flags waving all over LA for the World Cup

Kickin' ass and takin' names at kickball
Got a white mani for the first time ... don't think that will be happening again
Took Dr. D out to a huge congratulatory dinner at Chart House in Redondo Beach the day he officially became a doctor. They even personalized his menu and had champagne waiting for us!
Starbucks got green straws and this made me happy, happy, happy!

Did y'all do anything fun this past month?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Whimsical Polka Dots + Stylish Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Loves! 


I hope everyone had a phenomenal weekend! My mom came into town last Wednesday evening, and we've been non-stop busy since! If you follow me on Instagram, I probably blew up your feed with all of my Disneyland and Dodger game photos (sorry not sorry) but we just had too much fun not to share but that will all be shared in a later post :)
The weekend before last I went to a Cinespia showing at Hollywood Forever Cemetery of Coming To America and had the best time with a great group of friends! Since we were going to be laying on the grass playing cards against humanity (best game ever) and picnic-ing I wanted to make sure I was dressed comfortable! 
I like to add a bold lip to my black and white color palette to add a bit of pop!

The movie was great and it was so nice to see a bunch of friends I hadn't seen in a while. If you're in the LA area this summer I highly recommend catching a movie! The August line up is one for the books! 


Top: Target // Shorts: American Eagle // Tank: Ann Taylor LOFT // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Sandals: Jack Rogers // Watch: Juicy Couture // Bangles: Sage K & Co and Zinnia  

Hosted by Life's A Party, Dress Like It & Rhea Et Cetera

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This week's featured blogger is Jaime from Regally Soled!  
I'm OBSESSED with this color combo! Green, orange and white always remind me of the Spring/Summer but put them in pastel form and I'm completely smitten! The way Jaime kept this look clean and polished is sheer perfection and I love the floral statement necklace and fun hat! 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 Rhea Et Cetera

2. Link up your favorite recent style post
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Linking up with: On The Daily Express, More Pieces of Me, Pinksole, Style To Inspire, Whitney Nic James, Join The Gossip, Style Elixir, Tremendous Tuesday, Glossy BlondeWalking in Memphis in High Heels, Budget Babes

Friday, July 11, 2014

2014 Recap + Guest Blogging for Elisabeth!

Today I'm enjoying all that the fabulous Disneyland has to offer with my mom while she's in town from the East coast! 

I also got the privledge of guest blogging for the fabulous Elisabeth of Headbands & Bagels which she's away on vaca! There's plenty of perks to blogging and getting to know other bloggers is a huge one, so thanks for allowing me to share your little corner of the internet for a bit!

Below are my 3 favorite casual, dressy and printed outfits of 2014:
Far Left: Top & Heels: Target // Jeans: American Eagle

Center: Tee: Ann Taylor LOFT // Plaid Shirt:Target // Faux Leather Pants: ANGL // Boots: Just Fab // Necklace: J. Crew // Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Far Right: Top: Forever 21 // Pants: Target // Flats: Nordstrom Rack // Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Far Left: Dress: Forever 21 // Heels: Target // Blazer: Ann Taylor // Necklace: Prep Obsessed // Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Center: Shirt: Ann Taylor LOFT // Skirt:H&M // Heels: Target

Far Right: Dress: Forever 21 // Heels: Michael Kors // Belt: Target // Necklace: Amazon // Clutch: c/o 1 Dress Co UK
Far Left: Top: Gap // Skirt: Target // Flats: Tory Burch // Necklace: Prep Obsessed // Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Center: Shirt: Nordstrom Rack // Shorts:H&M // Sandals: Jack Rogers

Far Right:Tank: Ann Taylor LOFT // Shorts: LUSH // Wedges: Aldo // Necklace: Sage & Iris // Bracelets: Lily & Laura

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fourth of July Recap + Stylish Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Dolls! 

I hope everyone had a safe and fabulous 4th of July weekend! 

My long weekend started out with a dinner party, followed by Thursday off (hello beach day!) Friday I went to a bbq hosted by a kickball friend took a side trip to the beach and ended the day out watching fireworks go off in 8 different locations from my roof ... one word - AWESOME! I've said it before, and I'll say it again I am obsessed and so lucky I found the apartment that I did in such short notice. 
A group of us at the bbq on Friday
Margo me and my roommate Meems celebrating Independence Day!

Saturday was pretty low key, running errands and what not before heading to Hollywood Forever to watch Coming To America with yet another group of kickball friends. If y'all are ever in the LA area during the Summer I highly suggest heading over to the cemetery to catch a movie. It's really fun enjoying a picnic and some vino while lounging with your friends. 

If you've seen Valentine's Day, it's the location where they shoot the outdoor movie scene with Topher Grace and the elderly guy (sorry lacking his name!) 

Sunday I literally died on my couch from exhaustion - sad but true. 

A glimpse of the amazing view I had for the 4th of July fireworks

- But back to the fashion - 
The minute I spotted this scallop lace tank at Target I fell in love with the intricate details! 
When the cobalt blue (have I mentioned I LOVE this color) scallop high waisted shorts caught my eye at Francesca's, I knew they'd be a perfect 4th of July outfit! 
 The metallic wedges were a perfect addition to get me in the festive holiday mood! 
Top: Target // Shorts: Francesca's // Necklace: Steinmart // Earrings: Versona // Wedges: Steve Madden // Sunnies: Ray Ban

I co-hosted a linkup with Rhea Etc. yesterday, make sure to check that out as well! 


Hosted by Life's A Party, Dress Like It &
Bunnies and Pearls
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This week's featured blogger is Lexi from At The Streets of Gold!
This look is so simple and casual, yet sophisticated and chic! I love how basic pieces don't have to be overwhelmed with statement jewelry, but rather paired with neutral accesories and still look polished. This patriotic looks gets an A+ in my book!

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

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2. Link up your favorite recent style post
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Linking up with: Style Elixir

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Patriotic Stylish Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Dolls! 

To say I'm ecstatic for the Fourth of July would be the understatement of the year. I love everything about this holiday and am really looking forward to celebrating it with some of my closest friends! I have no idea what we're doing yet, but I'm assuming it will involve beach volleyball, refreshing drinks and catching some rays before watching the gorgeous firework displays!

To show off my love for the good 'ole U S of A, I figured a patriotic outfit was definitely a must! eShakti sent me this dress and y'all it's seriously amazing! I feel like a stepford wife when I wear it and want to twirl non-stop because the bottom was simply made for twirling! 
If y'all haven't heard of eShakti then make sure to check out their site here! They have a wide variety of choices and best of all, you can customize them! If you like a top  but wish it had sleeves, that's just one click away! Wish the length of the dress was a little longer, boom you can do that too! The possibilities are endless and it's truly great that a site like this exists. 
Not only can eShakti customize the way your dress, top or skirt looks, they can also CUSTOM FIT it to your body. Say what?! This was amazing news for me because I have a petite waist with bigger hips/thighs and it's incredibly difficult to find a great fitting bottom for my frame. I gave them my measurements and let me tell y'all, this dress fits like a glove and is completely flattering! 
Have I still not sold you? Then let me blow your mind one last time. EVERY single dress and bottom piece has pockets! Y'all who doesn't love pockets? I mean they only make everyone's life a tad bit easier ...

Dress: c/o eShakti // Heels: Nine West // Necklace: Versona // Belt: Target // Watch: Burberry // Bracelet: Forever 21 // Rings: David Yurman & Bought in Rome // Earrings: Nordstrom Rack // Sunglasses: Ray Ban


Hosted by Life's A Party, Dress Like It & A Good Hue
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This week's featured blogger is Joanna from Coastal Closet
How amazing is this look? Everything from the color blocked skirt, adorable printed crop top and perfectly matched gold accessories is SPOT ON. Y'all know I'm a sucker for jack rogers and I literally want to rip this off Joanna, throw it on myself and trot around Santa Monica for brunch with the girls. Love love love this entire outfit babe!

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 Amanda from A Good Hue on Bloglovin'

2. Link up your favorite recent style post
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Linking up with Rhea Etc, Manic Monday, DC In StyleCha Cha + Pink SoleStyle Elixir,