Tuesday, September 16, 2014

California Mom Style

I recently found out that the seniors citizens in our area of L.A, call the young moms "Lululemons."  Personally I think its kind of cute. And also fitting. They describe the Lululemon as the mom who drives around town in her Range Rover, or similar car, busying themselves with pick ups and drop offs, while in their Lululemon type workout clothes all day, everyday.  While I give them credit for being witty and cute, a lot of moms seem to dress in all types of clothes. They just have days when they fit the Lululemon category.  

Regardless, it inspired me to put together a post on what a Lululemon wants because I'm certain Lululemons are widespread across the country:)

1. Cool WorkouPants 2. To sleep in (obviously) and I love this Sleep In Print 3. A cool chunky Watch 4. A Veggie Spiral Slicer (because Lululemons are healthy and would want to make spaghetti out of zucchini) 5. A trendy roomy tote 6. A Necklace with their children's initials on it 7. Comfy sneakers that are retro and hip 

What do you guys think? Is this the new "mom uniform" in your area or would you say its just the new "laid back uniform of the decade", (regardless of whether or not someone is a mom)?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Fashion Trend Tips: 2014

Metallics: Dress//Shoes
Plaids: Top//Shoes
Leathers: Dress//Shoes
Folk Inspired: Jacket//Shoes

If you only buy a few things this fall, consider one of these four trends that were seen all over the runways. I love how some of these trends are things we already have in our closet: 

Folk inspired is really just some springy or bohemian pieces mixed with heavier fabrics and colors for the new season. 
Metallic was already big in the summer. I love the metallic trend and metallic clothes:)
Plaids, well you may have some plaid if you saved some pieces from 1994 (the era of the movie Clueless). 
And everyone should have at least one great leather or faux leather piece to mix in with whatever season we are in.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Florals and Spikes and Sleepless Nights

Necklace (Mimi Jay)//Top (Similar)//Pants//Shoes//Bag

Red has really been my go to color lately. These Shoes and this Necklace are constantly in rotation. I love when I wear the hell out of something and really feel like I got my moneys worth. I'm trying to buy less and focus on mixing things up more. I used to mix things up so much more before I had a child, and I used to have so much fun getting dressed. 

Now, I only have fun getting dressed when I actually have the time to do it and when I'm not exhausted, which is rare...between my dog, my 2 year old and my husband, I'm getting woken up a few times a night. I think they collaborated and decided to do this on rotation. Toddler takes the 2 am shift, husband takes the 4 am shift (he gets up and fiddles with his phone or messes with the air conditioning) and the dog licks my face around 6am or pushes his paws into my back. 

PS, I'm thinking of coming up with a fall fashion trend tips list...will keep you posted!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Burgundy Inspiration: Fashion Trend Tips

Happy to see that burgundy is still a big color for Fall. Last year I bought my mom and myself a pair of burgundy booties, but thats about as far as I went with it. This year, I'm planning on investing in another burgundy piece because, honestly, when has it not been an "it" color for fall?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thrown Together

Top//Jeans//Scarf (Similar)//Shoes//Bracelet (Mimi Jay)

So here is what I wear when I'm feeling a bit lackluster...No time to do hair? No problem. No color on my face because I'm feeling drained? No problem. All easily fixed with a colorful scarf, some sunglasses and a messy bun. Thank God messy buns were deemed cool a while back, are they still? Not sure but they work for me!

The bracelet on my arm is a new design...I'm still tweaking it, but I like the mix of peach and oxidized metal. Once my little nugget starts school next week I'll be doing much more jewelry. I'm getting excited, but have some mixed feelings that my baby's world isn't going to be all about me anymore. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Sales That are Actually Really Great

Labor Day is always a great time to shop, but sometimes the sales suck if you dont know which ones to look for. I hate the sales that are advertised and the only discounts you get are on shorts and summer/spring items. I want fall items now, so why waste my money on another pair of flip-flops just bc they're on sale? These are my top choices of awesomely priced sales going on through Monday...check it out:) 

Be sure to use the codes..."LABORDAY" for Joesjeans.com as well as for Loeffler Randall...For C Wonder a 30% discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Red Hot Naps

Dress (Piperlime)//Vest//Necklace (Mimi Jay)//Bag (Valentino)//Shoes (Similar)

Been so tired that I thought a bright red dress would wake me up a bit... I was wrong. Mama needs a nap.

PS. Lots more fun edgy necklaces available at my shop!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Every Summer Has A Story: End of Summer Party

Keep these in a bucket to throw at the end of the party...Source

Summer is nearing an end, and its gone by so fast. We've been out of town so  much that we haven't entertained at all. If I had more time, I'd put together a party for this three day weekend...Wouldn't it be awesome to have an over the top end of summer party to really get it all out of your system and feel ready for Fall?

We'd all be sitting here...

I'd be wearing this dress beacause I doubt I'd have a reason to wear it again the rest of the year...unless I covered it up with a jacket.
Serving up some awesome homeade popsicles infused with vodka...
I'd set up the table with foods that scream summer.  I love this set up by peartree greetings.

That saying, "Every Summer Has a Story" is so true. I remember so much of my life based off the seasons. For some reason summer has always left a big impression, and topping it off with an end of summer party would be perfect! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wanted: Rose Grey and Silver

I always love piecing together items on my wish list... I've been feeling a little stressed lately and am feeling some new pressures as a parent that I honestly never would have thought I'd give in to. Thats why when my sweet litte man is playing cars and trucks, I find so much relief in blogging and being creative. And I ALWAYS enjoy a little shopping too...JCrew is having a great sale, thats where the top and blazer are from, so check it out before it's over...use code SHOPNOW.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tigh Front Denim and San Francisco

Vest (similar)// Sweatshirt//Pants//Necklace (Mimi Jay)/Sneakers//Bag

I tied up this denim vest over a sweatshirt for our recent trip to San Francisco.  It was a bit chilly in the morning but by the afternoon the sun was shining and it was beautiful! We had an amazing time but its good to be home. My little boy starts preschool in a couple weeks and I want to get him back into a routine. We've travled so much this summer that sometimes I wonder if being in new places so much might have a negative effect on him. Although he does seems to enjoy himself quite a bit. 

Regardless, San Francisco is a place we will definitely return to. There is so much to do, and I like that it gives a nice balance of New York city life with gorgeous California coastlines. We went all over the place: Chrissy Field to get great views of the Golden Gate, Fishermans Warf for sea lions, the Ferry Market for amazing food booths and views, Union Square for shopping and so much more. Travel makes me feel so alive, and we always come back happy and ready to plan our next adventure:)

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