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.
2) Please follow your host Rhea EtCetera via BlogLovin or Facebook and your co-host Life's A Party, Dress Like It via BlogLovin or Facebook.
3) Cohosting opportunities are available - please email for more details.
4) Please link back to this post by using the button below (code provided) or a text link back.
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
Life's A Party, Dress Like It (Follow on Bloglovin')  Sequins & Stilettos (Follow on Bloglovin')

If you'd like to co-host Stylish Tuesday, please send an email to!

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 
Life's A Party, Dress Like It (Follow on Bloglovin')   Middle of Somewhere (Follow on Bloglovin')

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