Friday, June 23, 2017

The Most Coveted Top

Every closet should have one or two grounbreaking, of the moment pieces to pull out when you need a boost. This one shoulder A.L.C. top was an all out splurge for me, but it was my birthday and I fell so hard for it. Its pretty versatile as I've already worn it with a long black asymetrical skirt, white shorts and this grey washed denim in the photos above. 

Every birthday I feel like I need a re-vamping. Sometimes its as simple as a new outfit, but other times I feel like I need to re-focus on the most important things in my life. For me thats my family and my health, and sadly my health seems to take a back seat to everything else. 

This year, I'm going to do my best to eat clean, exercise, take more me time and even read. If I could find a way to make time for all these things, my 29th year is going to ROCK, lol! But for the time being, this super cute top is a good start to Project Re-Vamp. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Home Inspiration

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Summer is such a great time of year to bring the outdoors in. I love small purchases that make me happy, or one big purchase that can change a whole room. This little popsicle tray mold not only looks cute but makes those old timey looking popsicles from my childhood. And these insulated wine glasses would be so amazing to take to the park or to the beach. 

We have a few little trips planned this summer but I always think of summer as a time to relax and enjoy my home and backyard. Schedules become more lax, the sun stays out longer, and it becomes more convenient to entertain. I'm hoping to do at least a few BBQs with friends and I'm planning on using this table runner on my reclaimed wood outdoor dining table.

This room was my inspiration for the above collage but I included a few more photos of my ideal summer spaces foryou guys to peruse. I feel like it is the ULTIMATE summer living room, and I could spend hours sipping coffee and reading here:



Enjoy your week! And if you like a lot of these items, wait for the Nordstrom anniversary sale in mid july for some added discounts! Go to Nordstrom here!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

One Casual Night Away

ONE Highstreet 52mm Round Brow Bar Sunglasses// TWO Soludos Tassel Slide Sandal// THREE  LemLem - Elsi Off-the-shoulder Striped Cotton-blend Gauze Mini Dress - Peach// FOUR AE Tomgirl Short// FIVE The Collins Leather Watch//SIX JCREWRuffled popover in blue//SEVEN JCREW Small flamingo straw pouch

Going away for one night? Escaping for a quick trip away from the 
kids?  Since it's only one night it shouldn't be stressful packing clothes. My husband and would like to try to get away when the grandparents come to visit. Since its only one night it would be amazingly restful and fun and the guilt for leaving is minimal because its only one night! Genius. 

Grab one easily packable, non-wrinkle kind of dress and wear it with super cute accessories that also match the day-of outfit of adorable blouse and shorts. 

We usually keep it casual, but if you plan to go to dinner, adding either a pair of heels to the dress or bringing a long black maxi that will go with any shoe or accessory is the solution to a nice dinner out.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trip to Cabo

This is one of the only photos I got of my outfit during our week in Mexico. But, I wasnt too concerned with photo taking, I was more concerned with relaxing, enjoying my boys and having fun. But I did where this to a Mexican Fiesta at the Esperanza hotel.

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Its such a fun night. They hold this little fiesta every Thursday evening. Its called Mexicanismo and they go all out with full on mexican buffet of every mexican dish you can imagine, mariachis band, fireworks, adorable decor and even carnival games. It's like a very high end carnival and it is one of our favorite things to do any time we go to Mexico.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Summer of Like

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Just got back from a lovely vacation and i had time to pick up more summer favorites. I love this season of fun patterns and bright colors. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Awesome Esty Shops You Need to Know About

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So many awesome etsy shops out there that you NEED to know about. There are so  many etsy shops out there that its nice to have someone weed through them and lead you straight to them. Of coarse we are basing this off of my own personal taste, but if you follow me and read this blog, then you already have the same awesome, discerning eye for coolness;)

Zana Products is SUCH a cool shop! They carry unique textiles at awesome great for makeup pouches, pillows and even tapestries.

Shanny Beebo has amazing handmade clocks. This person is TALENTED. You cant find clocks like these in a regular store. And with a place like Etsy, isnt that the point?

Mimi Jay Designs happens to be my favorite shop for jewelry. Mainly cool, one of a kind, slightly edgy, statement necklaces. Why? Well, I happen to hand make each and every one of them! :) #Shamelessplug

Hemleva makes hanging plants turn into wall art. Or just use the cool sconces as wall art alone. I love them and I love their prices.

Dainty Leather is a fun shop to visit when buying for a person who is tough to buy for. They carry hand dipped leather keychains, lugguge tags, and cool stuff youd love but most people wouldnt buy for themselves. Hene the reason they make great gifts!

Mahzer + Vee makes super cool wall mounted faux animal heads.  Great, unique find if you're looking to fill up the walls in your place.

Happy Brands makes such cool vases, or planters. I love the ones out of crystals!! Too cool.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vacation Dress Turned Top

I wore this look for a fun Mothers Day lunch with the boys and I never got around to posting it. The pineapple shirt is actually a dress and I bought it to wear poolside on our upcoming vacation but thought it was festive and fun to wear it as a shirt too.

These boys are my everything. People used to say that they assumed I wanted girls so I could dress them up, but I LOVE dressing my boys. They have such cool kids clothes in New York so I just stock up when I'm there or buy online. 
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Brighten Up With These Summer Trends

Since yesterday was Mother's Day, I was able to steal a few moments to myself while my husband did the cooking and cleaning. It was wonderful! So what did I do with my extra time? Made some appointments, read my book and surfed the net for Summertime treats. By treats, I mean clothes and accessories for the home. 

I want everything on this little collage I put together. How fun is this cactus vase? I want it!!!! And then this pom pom clutch is only 22 dollars so that is definitely happening:)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Summer 2017 Jewelry Trends/ Statement Necklaces

This Summer 2017 jewelry trends call for statement necklaces!

Before becoming a mother I wore big jewelry EVERY DAMN DAY! Even if I was just running errands I'd throw on a big statement necklace and then I'd feel ready to go out the door.
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Times have certainly changed but I still LOVE jewelry, and still make my own pieces. So I thought I'd share some of my favorites for this upcoming season!
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Slowly trying to make the switch from my Etsy Shop to my own web site. For now visit Mimi Jay Designs if anything strikes your interest:)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Knock Your Socks Off: Spring, Summer Bags Under 500$

Always looking for bags that are versatile but not boring. And I love discovering new brands. Speaking of, have you guys heard of Manu Atelier? Find it here. Its the second one on the right below. Love the structure and the logo.

So many great styles it's gonna be hard to pick just one. But I saw someone with the Manu Atelier and I think I'm in love! 

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And blues and blacks will always be a favorite of mine as well. Even though they are darker colors, these fresh takes are perfecr for Spring and Summer:

I love how these bags can liven up an outfit! My favorite might be this Nasty Gal Metallic Beach Tote. 

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