Friday, July 18, 2014

Tiny Florals




A quick post of the look I wore to brunch and shopping last weekend. The shoes are soooo comfortable for walking around all day and the dress left lots of room for the all you can eat brunch buffet we went to...the necklace is my own creation and I'm having a lot of fun wearing it with different looks. I'm surprising myself with how much I can wear with it. You can get it here

 We have been having a great week. Family has come to visit and we are off to a wedding this weekend. Summer is so much fun in LA, I think this one might trump all my New York summers combined:)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Littlest Things

The flowers at my entryway...
These Matt Bernson mini wedges (buy here)...the tassle in the back and the teeny little wedge are perfect for a casual dress or shorts.
Every summer I wear one of Jo Malone's fragrances...the wild bluebell is so perfect for long hot days. You can get it here.
And how do you like my modeling of this awesome wine holder/cheese tray? Its the best solution for party guests standing around trying to manage their appetizer dish and glass of wine. No more setting down your drink somewhere just to grab a quick bite of food mid conversation! Genius! Get it here.

These little things have been making my week extra good! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Fip Side of the Pendulum


Being that we are smack in the middle of summer, and also that I used to live in New York City, where everyone is allergic to bright colors, I feel like I cant get enough of crazy bold hues. Right now I want to sip on colorful alcoholic beverages, wear highly pigmented lipsticks, and stomp around in neon shoes. 

I was once told that when you are overcoming something (in my case it was the fear of wearing too much color, and maybe some other stuff too, lol), you tend to swing to the other side of the spectrum before the pendulum naturally lands right in the middle where its supposed to be. I feel like this is so true and has been a recurrent theme in my life for situations much deeper than color preferences. Its something I try to keep in mind when I have intense reactions to things that otherwise should not be so emotionally charged:)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Spotlight: Rebecca Minkoff


Rebecca Minkoff is so well known for her handbags, but its her clothing and accessories that I typically gravitate to. Thats why I thought I'd feature some of her designs I'm loving (most of which are on sale...just click the links above).  I don't think many people are aware that she does so much more than just handbags and she's got unique pieces that you just can't find anywhere else.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Flamingos




Been meaning to post this dress by Paul & Joe Sister for a while now. I love the flamingo print, its so fun for summer and its such a break from my typical style. I've worn it everywhere but particularly love it for this 4th of July holiday weekend. You can get it here. Below is our view from our beach chairs in Laguna...probably my favorite beach in the country:)

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Independence Day


Getting ready for an extra long weekend and spying all the festive clothing online... For the holiday, we are going to be taking a little trip down the coast for some family fun and downtime. We're also planning on spending one of the days at Lego Land with Beaux. Can't wait to eat, swim and play with my little angel!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Roses and Wraps


I thought I'd follow this last post, about how much I like to chill during the summer, with a post on the stuff, ie, my jewelry line, that I've been pouring my heart into (besides raising my sweet little two year old.) Yes, I do lose motivation in June, July and August but no, I never lose my need for a creative outlet....
I'm especially excited about these 2 in 1 wrap bracelets. They are exactly what I look for when I'm shopping, and I rarely find the stuff I consider "my style." Lucky for me, I can make them for myself and hopefully turn others on to these as well. 
You can find them in my shop here.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Breezy Summer Sailing



I always view summer as a time to just enjoy life. It probably dates back to my school days where it was ingrained in my mind that if you work hard from Sept-June, you get to play hard for a few months. This is the time where I feel least motivated to do anything other than play, and every year I end up being hard on myself about it. I always get mad at myself for not using the summer to try as hard if not harder to achieve my goals.  But this year, I've decided that my BIGGEST goal actually goes hand in hand with my earliest ideas of summer: 

My Biggest goal is peace.  Moreover, peace within myself...I dont want to worry about the "shoulds" in life, I dont want to compare myself to anyone else, I dont want to apologize for or hide my many blessings, and I dont want to fear or worry about any of the things I wish to improve on. I just want to be present and move forward at my own natural pace. 

The above look exudes exactly what I think summer should be: Fun, Breezy, and peaceful. Sol Angeles makes my adorable sail boat tank and it is a brand that makes clothes that feel like summer.  I'm so drawn to their relaxed, comfy style. You can see more from the brand here.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Natural

Dry Brush//Coconut Oil//Argan Oil//Tea Strainer Epsom Salt//Deodorant
Being that I'm a little bit of a health nut, I thought I'd share some of the items I use on a regular basis that are not only natural but also really work amazingly well. 
For example,

  • The Soapwalla Deodorant is probably the best deodorant I've ever used, and I'm comparing it to the many natural and regular mainstream brands out there. 
  • I've been using a dry brush every day. Read about the benefits here.
  • Argan Oil has helped me with my flaky skin and kept me breakout free.
  • I have used Coconut Oil consistently for 3 years. I dont have one stretch mark from pregnancy and i also use it in my hair and internally...read about all the many uses here.
  • Everyone has heard about the health and beauty benefits of tea. This pitcher/loose leaf strainer is genius...
  • Epsom Salt baths de-bloat better than anything else and I feel great after soaking in them for a while. Soak in it right before an event to get rid of any stomach pooch caused by water retention.
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Motivation

Mondays are always the days where I find I need the most inspiration and motivation, and I really like to start the week off in the right direction. Todays post includes some good reads and fun little things to make me excited about life, even if it isnt the weekend anymore....


1. Plan a mini project like Make Your Own Geode Box - Why not start planning a fun little weekend project you can look  forward to all week? These boxes normally sell for anywhere between 50-250 dollars, why not make your own? 

2. Read about The healing powers of the ocean - inspire yourself to go for a swim next time youre at the beach. There are lots of health benefits involved including increased circulation and help with skin ailments.

3. Make your own dried flower bouquetNettle and Hollow has always been my go-to for dried flowers, plants and branches. Its an easy way to add some nature to your home without the required maintenance, and it instantly brings a smile to my face.

4. Cook up A Healthy Nacho Recipe -makes you feel like you are eating fun weekend food, while actually serving up a nutritious meal to your family.

5. Get a "fun-list" going. I've already got a summer bucket list of fun Los Angeles Activities. I hope to do all of these this summer...if you live in the area or are visiting check it out here.

6. Read about getting your "-ing on." The book is pretty inspiring, and even though the author tries to appeal to a certain type of person (young, overly trendy hip females) and uses some lingo I'm not crazy about, I'm actually finding her ideas about life and happiness to be pretty much awesome.


Happy Monday Everyone!
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