May 17, 2017

ALOHA HAWAII

Swimsuit: Aerie | Shorts: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Flip Flops: Old Navy (other printed ones and classic) | Headband: Zara


Tomorrow I'll be heading to my home away from home, Hawaii. So I'll be taking a break for the next week or so...but do follow along on my Hawaiian adventures on Instagram.

For now I'll leave you with my playlist.

 

May 15, 2017

Outfit Post: Beach Hair Without the Beach

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Jacket: Zara | Sweater: Artizia | Shirt: Free People | Pants: c/o Poof | Shoes: Oscar De La Renta | 
Sunglasses: Warby Parker | Bag: Coach

There are some days that I miss my bangs but then I think about all the up keep...and then I quickly forget how much I miss it. Right now I'm taking full advantage of my shorter and lighter hair with and doing more messy beach looks. Since I'm a no fuss type of girl I like to do a easy overnight messy beach hair. Here's how I do it:

After showering and combing my hair I apply ARROJO Volume Foam and then spray in Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray.  I finger comb my hair a bit and then split into two sections. Then french braid both sides. In the morning after I take them out, but they have a bit of a crimp look. To achieve more of a beachy messy hair, I brush it out and finish with ARROJO American Wave Glint Texture and Shine Spray

May 8, 2017

Inspirational Monday: Spring Hair

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It's been way to long since I got my hair done. I haven't had time to really think about my hair, but then it hit me that it had been almost a year since I got my hair done. Not okay. So took to Pinterest finding cuts and color that I would like for the Spring/Summer. To be honest, there are times when I miss my bangs but if I'm 100% honest I do not miss the up keep. Getting them trimmed every two months, having to blow them out every time I took a shower. So I opted to once again skip on getting the bangs. This time, I went for a lighter color and choppy mid-length cut. 

The result:



Thanks to my girls Ashley and Lee at Arrojo! 

May 3, 2017

Style Guide: The Off Duty Guide to Spring

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Jacket: Madewell | Shirt: Anthropologie (old) | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Marco (from Century21) | Bag: Coach | Sunglasses: American Eagle (super old) 

I've always been about the relaxed look...and this Spring is not any different. On the weekends I opt for the super casual look, which include my favorite pair of ripped boyfriend jeans from Madewell. I'm so happy that mules are back in style for the Spring/Summer. These shoes are so easy to throw on and go. Especially perfect when you are just running out to the store. Mules and ripped boyfriends jeans scream casually cool. They are like peanut butter and jelly...ice cream and sprinkles. You can't have one without the other...I mean you could but it would be boring.

SHOP MY FAVORITE MULES & BOYFRIEND JEANS:


May 1, 2017

Weekend Wear: Minnie Mouse and Sunshine

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Shirt: Uniqlo | Skirt: Zara | Shoes: Soludos | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Aldo 

There is nothing like a Saturday full of sunshine. This past Saturday was beyond perfection. We got a taste of summer...and I want --scratch that-- need more of it. There's nothing like spending a Saturday doing all the things that you love to do in the summer in the middle of Spring. Which included Van Leeuwen icecream and pretty cocktails.

How did you spend your weekend?

April 19, 2017

Style Guide: How to Dress like You are on a Resort While Off a Resort

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Jacket: American Eagle | Shirt: Zara | Pants: Old Navy | Sandals: J.Crew | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Loft

The number one thing anyone needs for an on/off resort look is linen pants. Linen pants are light easy breezy pants that are perfect to wear during the weekend to pick up an ice coffee or to wear on your summer vacation. And what goes better with linen pants then a embroidered shirt? Nothing. I love the contrast of the two fabrics. Plus, if you do a stripped pants (like mine) the mix of prints add another layer to the look. Top it all off with a jean jacket and slide sandals.

SHOP THE LOOK:


April 17, 2017

Weekend Wear: Chocolate Bunnies and Easter Dresses

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Dress: Zara | Shoes: Soludos | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Warby Parker


When I was kid my mom use to dress me in little Easter dresses. We'd go to church then have Easter dinner #1 at my grandma's and then Easter dinner #2 at my aunts. My cousin and I would split hard boil eggs (he ate the white and I ate the yokes). Then I'd go home and chow down on my chocolate bunnies. There are somethings I still look forward to on Easter: 1. hollow chocolate bunnies 2. Easter dresses. This past Sunday was perfect weather. More like summer then it was Spring. And I couldn't have been more thrilled since I got to breakout this dress from Zara. Perfectly ruffled and perfectly tented.

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!

April 14, 2017

Fitness Friday: Workout Gear You Need to Keep You Motivated this Spring

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Top: New Balance for J.Crew | Leggings: Lululemon (similar styles here and here) | Sneakers: Nike 

Summer is coming! Which means new workout clothes for the extra boost of motivation for hitting the gym. I can't get enough of the New Balance for J.Crew collection, especially the crop tops. I've never been the type of girl to wear crop tops at the gym but these are so comfortable and flattering that you forget all about it being a crop top. Pro tip: pair with high waisted leggings. Make it fun: mix and match prints. Loving floral print bottoms for the season. 

Shop my activewear picks that will kick you into high gear this season:

April 12, 2017

Outfit Post: Living Well

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Top: Madewell | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: c/o Dansko | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Loft 

There are days when I realize that I can be walking billboard for a brand. This was one of those days. Madewell top, jeans, and trench (not pictured). I love brands that make me feel comfortable and confident. Jeans that don't give me the butt gap...shoes that don't hurt my feet (thanks Dansko!)...It's so hard to find either of these things now, so when I find companies that fit right and feel right then I can't help but be loyal.

What are your favorite brands?

SHOP THE LOOK:
       

April 10, 2017

Outfit Post: To Resist, You Must Persist

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"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 
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Jacket: American Eagle | Shirt: The Outrage | Jeans: Madewell | Sneakers: Adidas


I've been pretty quite about my political views but I feel the need to share this shop that I found in DC called The Outrage. We literally stumbled upon it while walking around Adams Morgan and it could not be more me. I am pro-choice, pro-feminism, pro-love, pro-religious beliefs, pro-culture...basically everything our current administration is not. And though I'm wearing my resistance tee pretty casually on a sunny Sunday afternoon, it is something I stand firmly on and proud of wearing. Even more so knowing I bought it from a company that gives back. At least 15% of all profits on their merchandise go to organizations for different causes. So for example 15% of profits of this resist shirt went to ACLU.

“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Don't worry you can shop online as well! And you can see where the donations will be going right in the product description. Shop here.

April 5, 2017

Style Guide: Simple Way to Wear a T-Shirt Dress This Spring

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Trench: Madewell | Dress: Zara | Jeans: Madewell | Flats: Zara | Bag: Furla | Sunglasses: Call It Spring


This Spring hasn't been the weather I've been waiting for. It's been chilly and wet...and not appropriate for all of my planned Spring outfits. Instead of letting Mother Nature dampen your Spring outfits a simple and quick solution is the t-shirt dress paired with light wash skinny jeans and a trench jacket. Light wash skinny jeans keep your legs looking long and the outfit looking airy. While the timeless trench keeps you looking warm and chic. Pair with neutral flats or pump up the height with a pair of heels.

Shop my favorites for this look:


April 3, 2017

Travel Diary: Washington DC

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Dress: Zara | Sneakers: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Warby Parker 

I haven't been to DC since I was 13, for my 8th grade trip. Which is crazy to me, seeing that DC is only a 3 hour train ride away from New York. I also must be honest, I don't really remember much from my 8th grade trip, so it was really like seeing DC for the first time. The husband was there for a conference so we decided to make a whole weekend of it. We did a lot of walking over that Saturday and Sunday...and eating.

Saturday we made our way to Adams Morgan area for breakfast, where I discovered my favorite coffee/cafe - Tryst. This is a MUST! Their iced coffee is everything (and trust me I'm a ice coffee fein) and you have to get the gingerbread waffles. I'm still craving both. The shop is seat yourself cute cafe with tables and sofas, and lined with books and art. After breakfast we made our way down to the National Mall and then over to the White House. After spending hours of walking around we decided to grab lunch in Georgetown. Boy was I not prepared for Georgetown...I had no idea that this area was shopping heaven. Any store you can think of...it was there. We stopped into Good Stuff Eatery for burgers and fries...and of course since it was in the 70s I wasn't going to leave there without a shake. If you're in Georgetown stop by Good Stuff Eatery for their shakes! Another must! We spent a couple of hours just wandering around Georgetown and taking in all of its beauty. For drinks and dinner we made our way back to Adams Morgan. Stopped at the Roofers Union for some beers and the rooftop view. Then went to Mintwood Place for dinner. We called it a night after dinner as we knew we were getting up early to hit the zoo before we left.

We got up early the next morning and made our way down the block to Open City. To my delight Open City has Tryst coffee (to only find out that they are own by the same people too!). A hot cup of Tryst coffee and their hash brown bowl was perfect on a chilly Sunday morning. After breakfast we made our was to the zoo. Since it was cold out not a lot of the animals were out which was just fine, we did get to see a lion, a tiger and a bear (OHMY!). I told the husband that when we have kids that we are taking them to the zoo, a major plus that it's free! And huge! Before leaving DC we stopped by Tryst again (at my request) for an ice coffee and one of their huge biscotti.

To be honest I wasn't sure what I was going to think of DC...but I must say I get why people love it there. Seattle and DC are now in the running for cities in the US I would move to. I mean this is outside of Hawaii because Hawaii will always be my number one.
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