OOTD | Vacation Vibing

The sun the sand and a drink in my hand. Life is good today.

Happy Friday lovelies! 💕  I’m currently wishing I was still on vacation or at least planning for one.  Why can’t every weekend be a three day weekend?  The 4th of July can’t come soon enough!  Hopefully you have some fun plans because I’ve got a little something up my sleeve for the week.  😉

Until then, I’ll just reminisce on trips past.  Here is an outfit post from a recent trip to Puerto Rico.  So exactly what does a California girl wear on vacation?  Well an adult onesie of course! (Better known as a bodysuit)  A fanny pack for all of her essentials and worn in comfy flip flops for all that exploring.

Beach vibes ootd

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Big hair don’t care

Lace Bralette

Don’t feel like going backless? Wear lace.

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Whoop! Guess all that hair covered the lace from showing in the back.

Vacation outfit front

Hello!

FILA Fanny Pack

Yes, that is an original FILA fanny pack. Extra cool points for being vintage.

Pineapple pina colada

Make sure to accessorize with your favorite pineapple. 🍍

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Hope this outfit post inspired you, or at least got you vacation vibing.  Hope you have a fun trip planned soon.  Happy weekend! 🌴


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FASHION | Sexy Summer Lace Inspiration

Hello Lovlies! ❤️ Yay, it’s officially summer!  Hope the heat has been good to you so far. I was having a discussion with a friend the other day on which season was our favorite. I obviously said summer and his response was winter. His argument: “When it’s cold, at least you can put layers on, but when it’s hot, there’s only so much clothes you can take off.” While that’s true, I disagree. I love the summer season for the fact that you get to wear less layers! Don’t get me wrong, I know you can’t be going out in your unmentionables, but it’s fun to show them off sometimes. I think side-boob is a thing right now, but I just can’t do it. So when I want to wear a top that is low-cut on the sides or backless, I usually opt for a lacy bra to give a pop of sexy.

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Lace is usually my material of choice. It’s feminine, elegant, and can be combined with anything.  And when a bit of lace pops out with the movement of your clothes, it can be ever so sexy.  So for the summertime, consider combining lacy pieces that are within the same color palate as your top.  Opt for pieces that are darker shades if you want to make it the highlight of your outfit or lighter shades if you want an elegant understatement.

Sexy Summer Lingerie Flat

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Highlighting the piece gives this outfit an edgier look.

Lace strap

Rose lace design

Sexy Summer Lingerie Flat Lay Roses

Hopefully this flat lay inspires you!  Let me know what you think of this look and if you want to continue to see more posts like these.


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Spring Wish List

Yay!  Spring is finally here, which means we are officially closer to those endless summer days.  I am so excited for my next vacation.  2016 has started out to be an amazing travel year for me.  First on the list is Hawaii followed by Paris then Greece and maybe even Spain…?  I’ve been so busy preparing to travel, that I thought I would share a few of my spring wish list items that I hope to purchase for my upcoming trips.  I picked all of these accessories from an online shop called SPRING.  Very fitting right?  🙂  This store sells over 850 brands, so you can shop all of your favorites in one spot.

In no particular order, here they are:

scarf shop springover-sized scarf / Eddie Bauer

An over-sized scarf is an essential travel piece.  Light weight materials are the most versatile.  You can use it as a travel blanket on a long flight or a shawl to dress up an outfit at night.

sunglasses shop spring

mirrored sunglasses / Leonard Mask

For anyone that is as obsessed with Pretty Little Liars as I am, you probably already know that Shay Mitchell lives in mirrored sunglasses.  I love this look for vacation.  I don’t know what it is about them, but just looking at these sunglasses makes me want to be sitting poolside sipping a mai tai.

wanderer snap back

snap back / Weekend Society

A snap back is a travel essential.  Especially for when you are on an adventure and don’t want to risk losing your sunglasses, a snap back is perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes.  I feel like snap backs are so easy to travel with, because when you don’t feel like wearing it, you can just snap it on to your purse strap or belt hook on your shorts.

stacking rings

stacking rings / Mineral and Matter

I dislike traveling with fine jewelry, so I usually opt for simple more inexpensive pieces.  Stacking rings are the best for traveling.  I just love the look.  It screams effortlessly trendy.  And if you lose these rings, who cares?  They usually aren’t that expensive and you can purchase them in large sets.

moonstone on marquise chain

pendant necklace / Marrin Costello Jewelry

For necklaces, I usually try to keep things simple.  Pendant necklaces are very versatile and can be worn dressed down and up.  The simpler the better.  That way, you can match it up easily with any outfit.


I am definitely ready to go on a vacation right about now.  Hope you all have an amazing spring break.  Let me know what’s on your spring wish list.  🙂

Photo credits: shopspring.com

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OOTD | Spring Forward

Is it spring yet?!  The weather in California seems to be confused lately.  Some days are sweltering hot, while others are gloomy and chilly.  The weekend before last was one of those perfect California winter days though, with the weather right in between.

My cousin and I decided to dress up a bit.  It was her birthday and we were also celebrating Galentine’s Day.  She wore a blue jean dress while I wore a floral winged romper.

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She dressed up her outfit with a vintage purse, a thrift store find, and handmade sandals from Mexico.

I wore my Lucky Brand studded gladiator sandals and small tan Marc Jacobs cross body purse.

We had a great time exploring Old Town Pasadena and ate to our heart’s content.  Check out my previous post to see what we were up to.


A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows she has none. – Marilyn Monroe


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DIY | Art Deco Nail Design

Hi lovelies! Happy Thursday! Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am. 🙂

Here is a Great Gatsby inspired DIY nail design for you to try.  My cousin channeled her inner Daisy Buchanan when coming up with this nail art idea and drew inspiration from the black and gold color styling of that era.  The Art Deco feel is achieved by using geometric lines in the design.  This nail art is very simple and low-maintenance but achieves a sophisticated look.  My cousin loves this style because since the polish doesn’t extend all the way to the tips, the manicure never chips!

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It’s the perfect look for a glamorous night out and would pair well with that little black dress.

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DIY | Art Deco Nail Design


What you’ll need

  • Tape
  • Gold Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • Nail Striper or Thin Brush
  • Nail polish remover
  • Q-tips

How to

  1. Form a triangle on your nail with two pieces of tape.
  2. Apply two thin coats of gold polish inside the space between the tape.
  3. Immediately remove the tape after the second coat and allow the polish to completely dry before moving on to the next step.
  4. Using the thin brush, outline the triangle with black polish.
  5. Draw a line from the bottom right corner of the triangle to 3/4 of the top.
  6. Use a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover to remove excess polish.
  7. Seal the design with a clear top coat.
  8. Repeat on the rest of your nails.

Tips

  • Start with clean nails.
  • Do one hand at a time.
  • Remove the tape before the polish is completely dry.
  • For Step 4, lay the thin brush lengthwise along the triangle and pull your finger away swiftly for an effortless line.
  • For thin lines, use light pressure.

Hope this DIY inspires you for your glam night out.

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