Suede Moto Jacket and OTK boots

February 13, 2017

Jacket: Blank NYC || Sweater: Nordstrom || Jeans: Topshop (size down) || Boots: Stuart Weitzman, look for less HERE || Sunnies: Ray Ban 

Happy Monday!  So let's talk about moto jackets.  They're pretty much a staple in my wardrobe. Why you ask? Well, you can easily layer them, they add a warm (but not too warm) addition to an outfit and the texture, depending on leather (I prefer faux) or suede gives your look dimension.  It's like adding sriracha to your eggs...the flavor goes from meh to whoa.  I own three moto jackets (none of which were over $200), and they are ALWAYS what I reach for when I feel like my so-so outfit needs to be elevated.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

February 3, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope you guys have some fun stuff planned this weekend!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I put a gift guide together just in case you need some ideas.  Feel free to forward this on to your significant other or Mom too...just in case they need a few hints. Am I the only person in their 30's that still gets a Valentines gift from my Mom?  I hope that never stops!

Either way, I love Valentine's day not so much for the romance but more because I'm a big fan of the color pink. I can take full advantage of all of the girly merchandise during this time of year and always seem to find myself a little treat...I'm looking at you Siesta sweatshirt.

Seriously, I have one Wildfox sweatshirt and they are hands down the most comfy.  Last year I got myself these Sugarfina lips and became obsessed!  When we were in Hawaii, I made it a point to go to their store and get some more- highly recommend if you're a sour candy lover or just need a cute little gift for someone! Austin and I have a tradition of ordering in pizza every v-day so that's what we'll do this year also.  Will you be splurging on anything for yourself this year?! Have a great weekend and as always, thank you so much for following along! xo

Easy Athleisure

January 29, 2017

Top: Stem\\ Leggings: Alo\\ Shoes: Nike\\ Sunnies: Rayban 

I seem to always be purchasing leggings, long cardigans and cozy tops that I can throw on with a pair of sneakers.  Last week I talked about how one of the main questions I get is how to look chic and pulled together while running errands or dropping the kids off at school.  If this is your wardrobe quandary and if you're like me and just want to be comfortable, then athleisure is your jam.  And there's no working out required!

I'd love to pretend that I wake up M-F and put an actual outfit together but the truth of the matter is, that's just not my lifestyle.  My typical day involves park trips and playing on the floor with Coco or running errands or taking her to an activity while squeezing in work around everything that involves her.  Getting both of us dressed and out the door needs to be as simple as possible and if you've followed along for a while, you know that I actually hate wearing jeans.  Like think they're the worst. So since the athleisure trend is alive and well, I plan on taking full advantage by enjoying every comfy moment in my leggings.  I post a lot of date night looks because Austin and I make a weekly date night a priority and he is usually my photographer so we throw in a little photo shoot here and there but my day to day look is just like this. Simple, easy and comfy.

My favorite leggings of all time are these from lululemon.  True to my lululemon obsession, I can tell you with confidence that I've pretty much tried ALL of the leggings they offer and have settled on these as being the absolute best and most comfortable. I love them because they're meant to feel like you're wearing nothing so the material is super soft.  They don't squeeze at the waist (they're high rise) and hit right at the ankles (a win for us shorties).  No joke, I live in them.

Feeling like I needed to change it up a bit however, I branched out with these moto Alo leggings and I have to say, they're so fun!  The compliments roll in when I wear them because they're a little different than your plain black legging...they have a little edge to them! And this cozy grey hooded top is pretty much my new favorite top that I throw on...everyday.  What are your favorite athleisure items? Have a great week and as always, thank you so much for following along! xo

Pink Sweater and Statement Earrings

January 27, 2017

Sunnies: Amazon || Sweater: Topshop || Jeans: Topshop || Shoes: Steve Madden

Happy Friday, friends! First of all, I just realized that FINALLY someone (not just someone but the adorable fellow San Diego Blogger, The Stylish Housewife) was inspired to make their own 101 in 1001 list after my post a few weeks back.  Eureka!  I can finally cross 'Inspire Someone Else to Make this List' off my own list.  This made my day and yes, I went through and read every single one of her goals and was so inspired by them. I've found that I really enjoy reading what other people are motivated by.

I almost did a Friday Favorites post today since I haven't done one in a while but I was too excited to share this outfit.  Not to mention the fact that it pretty much incorporates all of my favorite things: pink cozy oversized sweater and fun statement earrings!

These earrings were on my Christmas list and and my in-laws surprised me with them!  They picked out the color combination and I just love them so much.  In case you missed it, these are THE statement earrings to have at the moment.  They're an amazing dupe for a much more expensive pair and come in a bunch of fun colors- all of which I'm temped to buy.  Statement earrings can be hard for me because they're usually so heavy and by the end of dinner, I'm taking them off and throwing them in my purse because my ears are in so much pain.  Not these! You'll be happy to know that these are super light weight.  I've lasted hours in them and barely noticed they're there which is a huge win. Speaking of dupes...these velvet shoes are pretty much the best I've found for the coveted Gucci's, am I right?!

I snagged this sweater when I was exchanging something at Nordstrom a few weeks ago and love how big and cozy it is (not to mention the pink color is perfect for Valentines Day).  On a side note, for date night, I would totally rock this exact look with my otk boots. PS- I felt so short shooting in these flat shoes (although I'm obsessed with them and wear them all the time)! Haha, I just usually wear heels for my photo shoots.

What are you guys up to this weekend?  We have a much needed date night planned tomorrow night! Since the New Year, Austin has been really busy with work and we've had weeks of rain which has made me want to stay in with a fire and a movie instead of heading out.  I've turned into such a weather wimp since living in Southern California.  We truly are so spoiled with our sunshine! Have a great weekend and as always, thank you so much for following along. xo