OOTD | Nashville Hot

With all this talk about the upcoming eclipse, I imagine that half the country is making their way down to Nashville for a first class seat!  That’s where I hear you’re supposed to be able to have the best view, since Nashville is one the major cities within the path of the eclipse.  Not to worry if you miss it though.  At least you won’t have to wait another 30 years again, since the next one is expected in only 7.  😉

Well, if you are one of the lucky few that’ll get to experience the eclipse in Nashville, here is an outfit inspiration from my last trip down there.  I was actually lucky enough to spend the 4th of July in the heart of Music City, and it was a complete blast.  The chicken was hot and the days were even hotter!

Nashville Hout Outfit

But no matter where you end up, remember to protect your eyes!  Even if you think your sunglasses are cute, I’ve read that you need special protective shades if you want to watch the eclipse.

Nashville Hot Outfit

This top was perfect for the summer heat.  The cut is loose with swing sleeves and doesn’t cling to your body.  Check out my DIY post to see how I updated the front ties.

Hippie Top

Cold shoulder top – normally not this wrinkled 🙂

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Blue purse and sunglasses

The shades I wore here are cute, but not solar eclipse appropriate. The brand is Circus by Sam Edelman. I actually found them at Ross for a steal!  The purse is Betsyville by Betsy Johnson.

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I got to go to the Nashville hot chicken festival.  Prince’s hot chicken was hands down the best! 🍗🔥

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The view of the fireworks from the river.

Hope you have a fun and safe solar eclipse weekend!  Remember to hydrate and wear sunscreen because I’m sure it’ll be a scorcher. 🔥


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OOTD | Pink Blush and Olive Green – California Casual

The weekends are made for relaxing and unwinding. 😎 At least that’s my motto.

A couple of weekends ago I got to spend a lovely Sunday with my cousin. We walked around downtown Disney, had lunch at Earl of Sandwhich, and spent some time people watching.

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My OOTD consisted of an olive green body suit and pink blush shorts.  Since it’s been so hot, I picked cotton materials to keep cool and comfy, and paired my outfit with a simple tassel choker and nude wedge slingbacks.

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No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa

From this day, from this night, forever more

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My cousin kept it simple with a short chambray cotton dress and sandals.

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Hope you have a good weekend! 💕


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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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Galentine’s Day | Exploring Pasadena, CA

“Galentine’s Day?”, you may be asking.  What exactly is Galentine’s Day?  Well that’s the same question I had when I noticed that hash tag trending in IG – so I looked it up!

Season 2 of Parks and Recs can be credited for starting the trend.  Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s.  According to Wikia, Galentine’s Day is the best day of the year.  It is a day to celebrate your female friendships and it’s basically an excuse to pamper yourselves and have a girls day out.

Armed with excessive FOMO (fear of missing out), my cousin and I set up our Galentine’s date and set out to explore Pasadena.

We started out the day with intentions to do brunch at Urth Caffe.  If you checked out my ‘Breakfast in Southern California’ post, you probably have a good idea of just how amazing breakfast at Urth Caffe is.

Well, things didn’t turn out quite as planned and we missed the breakfast menu.  But that didn’t stop us from enjoying our “brunch”.  We ordered a green tea boba, morrocan tea boba (which tastes like a minty green tea), a chicken pesto salad, and sprout sandwich.

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Our lunch options did not disappoint.  The lunch at Urth Caffe is just as good as the breakfast.

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Did I mention it was my cousin’s birthday?  The main reason for celebration of course!  (Although a Galentine’s Day celebration is also a good excuse.)

Following our lunch, we ventured out to old town Pasadena, one of my favorite places for people watching and window shopping.  We were pleasantly surprised to find an interactive art installation in One Colorado.  It was entitled “Heart Strings”.  Guests were encouraged to take a heart and write a message of love or declaration for an admirer and pin it to strings that were hung from wooden posts.

I was so excited when @EnjoyPasadena re-posted my photo on their Instagram account!

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Following our stroll we decided to stop by POP Champagne & Dessert Bar for some bubbly.  It’s not a true brunch unless champagne is involved.  😉

We wrapped up our day with milky buns from AFTERS ice cream.  What is a milky bun you may ask?  Only the most amazing deliciousness wrapped in a donut!

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At AFTERS, we shared a glazed milky bun with cookie butter ice cream and mochi.  Nom nom nom.  Let me tell you, it was delicious.

Oh, I almost forgot. We also managed to squeeze in a photo shoot before the sun went down. That OOTD post still to come. 😉

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