Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 - What A Year!

Well folks, 2016 was one for the books. 
Here are a "few" of my highlights - Over 15 different trips/vacations, watching the success of this little blog, becoming an Associate Director with Stella & Dot, over 30 different collaborations with some fun companies, shooting the Stella & Dot Spring line for the upcoming catalog, doing a Facebook live styling video with Stella & Dot, being hosted by the Capitola hotel for the weekend, the list goes on. I thought it would be fun to share some of my blog FAVORITES of 2016, so let's start with some of my favorite outfits!

Monday, December 26, 2016

After Christmas Nordstrom Sale!

I know I know. It's the day after Christmas. What more could you need!? Well, this sale is TOO good not to share. The Nordstrom half-yearly sale is live today and things are going FAST. (No joke, as I was making this post, things were selling out faster than I could type).

Did you get new work out clothes and a fit bit but no new shoes? These cute quilted Nikes are under $65. 
Didn't get the faux leather jacket you wanted? This one here is under $60. 
Did you love the boots I wore all through New York? Here they are under $65.
Want a cute scarf to go with the new sweater you got for Christmas? This one and this one are 50% off.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

NYC Red Eye Flight Must Haves

Have you guys ever taken a red eye flight?!
Well, as I type this, we are currently on one, on our way to NEW YORK CITY! This is our third trip to NYC during Christmas time (you can find my post from last year here), and our third red eye flight to NYC. By now, we have a routine down so that when we land at 7am, we are rested and ready for a full day in the city.  Let me tell you, comfort is key. And a sleeping aid. And maybe a glass of red wine.
I decided to put together a post with everything I took with me for the flight, including what I wore on the plane and what I carried in my carry on for during the flight and when the flight lands. (I'm serious when I say everything in the picture above is EXACTLY what I'm wearing and carrying on. No ads here. No sponsored post. This is legit my travel style must haves.)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gift Guide For HIM

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Twelve days till Christmas. Can you believe it?!?
Every year, my sister and mom are the easiest to shop for on my list. Guess who's the hardest? The men in my life.  I actually fully believe that men are sometimes pickier than women. Am I alone in that!? Didn't think so. Believe it or not, when you actually sit down and search the web, there are some pretty neat and fun gifts for guys. Whether your guy is sporty, trendy, nerdy or likes a good drink, this gift guide is for them.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Lace Bomber Jacket

Whenever I'm out and about shopping, I'm always looking for pieces that will add something different to my wardrobe. When I saw this lace bomber jacket, it was love at first sight. Bomber jackets are so on trend right now and this red lace detail added a little flair and fun to your regular bomber jacket look.
Pair this bomber jacket down with a t-shirt and distressed denim like I did here, or throw it over a little black dress with a small black heel for a dressed up holiday party look. Multiple ways to wear it, light enough to carry on through the spring seasons and also comes in black.
Want a classic bomber jacket without the lace? These are some of my favorite classic bomber jacket finds as of right now hereherehere and here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gift Guide for HER

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Well, it's that time of the year! GIFT GUIDES are here! I'll be posting a few gift guides in the next week or two to help you shop & give you some good ideas for the loved ones in your life! Up first!?  Sisters, Moms, Aunts, Grandmas, Daughters - A gift guide for HER! Above, I've listed some of my go-to gifts and items I've purchased before that I know any woman would be happy to receive.

For the home or office lover, you can always find the best gifts while roaming around Anthropologie. (Honestly, if I'm ever stumped on what to get someone, I always find something great in this store!) They have the best candlesmugs, teacups and coffee table books. And for some reason I always leave this store with something for myself as well! It also always fun to buy someone a new planner for the new year as a simple but great gift that will most likely get used. This is my third year using the Sugar Paper planners and I absolutely love them. I also gifted these to some of my friends last year and they raved about it!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Meet Zoe : One Necklace, Mulitple Ways

I've never done an entire blog post on one piece of jewelry, but after MULTIPLE wears and SO many compliments, I decided that this pretty little necklace deserved her own blog post. Meet the Zoe Lariat Necklace. One single necklace, no clasp, mixed metal brass beads, and multiple different ways to style it. This is my go-to travel necklace as I can get multiple looks out of it during a trip without packing a closet full of jewels. You can also dress this necklace up with a black tie gown or down with a t-shirt and jeans. She really is an overall versatile, everyday wear piece.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Celebrating ONE Year!

(image courtesy of Blush Bazaar)

Oh my goodness. 
One year ago TODAY I launched this little blog of mine.
 I remember that day SO clearly mostly because of the fear I felt. What were people going to think of me? Was anyone even going to read it? Do I even know what I'm talking about? Am I wasting my time? So much self doubt filled my head in the weeks leading up to the day I hit "publish".
Well, 12 months later, 82 published posts, fun opportunities with companies I never thought imaginable, multiple piles of "blog" looks, SO many loving comments, 882 re-pins on Pinterest, and over 42,000 blog views, I'm so happy I pushed that fear aside and just decided to go for it. Words cannot express my excitement, gratitude, heartfelt love and thankfulness to EVERY single one of you. Whether you've supported my blog from day one, viewed it once a month, shared a post or commented and interacted, I appreciate you.