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.

black lace top


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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OOTD | New Year, Same Shoes

Happy 2016 lovelies!  It’s a New Year, but the same me. 😜  Went for a ‘kind of’ hike up Soledad Mountain in San Diego the other day.  I say ‘kind of’ because we drove to the top, then “hiked up” the set of stairs. 🙂 teehee

New Year OOTD

It was sweater weather.  The sun was out and the sky such a vibrant blue.  The view from the top of the mountain is incredible.  You can see the whole La Jolla coast.

Soledad Mountain

I wore my favorite studded booties in tan, a black and white plaid shirt, jeggings, and light grey pull-over.

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I love the ribbed texture of the pull-over. The material is so soft and warm.

Light grey pull over sweater

Jeggings and booties

In the spirit of the holidays, I went with a dark red polish.

I kept the accessories simple with a black Betsey Johnson bow ring and small black Marc Jacobs clutch.

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How did you celebrate the first day of the New Year?

Star cookie chocolate cupcake

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OOTD | Winter Blues & Plaid

Happy Saturday lovelies! ❤️  Hope you are having a good weekend.  It’s been wintertime bootie weather here in SoCal.  I recently got this long flannel plaid hoodie from the Nordstrom Rack and paired it with suede dark grey leggings and a thick navy C & C t-shirt.  The back of the hoodie is long enough to cover your bum and the material is thick enough to protect you from the slight wind chill.  I love the knee detail on the leggings and the metal embroidery on the booties which gives this outfit a more of an edgy look.  Hope this outfit inspires you!


Being normal is boring.


 

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