May 22, 2015

STYLE: Midi LWD

Confession: 
I have a slight obsession with the LWD.

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dress // nine west heels, similar here // bag // hat 

K, normally I stay clear of midi dresses b/c it can make me look short but I just could NOT resist this one.  I mean... it's short sleeve which is good for my fat arms and it has a beautiful movement which is pretty flattering! Bingo, I'll take it! Go scoop it up while it's still available because it's so pretty in person!

Well it's Friday and I'm ready to rest and relax! Thank goodness it is a long weekend!  I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for reading! 

xoxo 

May 20, 2015

STYLE: Blue Floral Vneck Dress

Confession: 
I am photo perfectionist...

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Ok, I am LOVING this dress. It is so perfect for the spring and summer warm weather.  The cut of the dress is very flattering and you all know how much I'm a huge fan of v-necks.  This dress and this darling beach bag is a recent purchase and still available in stores now. 

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dress // heels // bag

Thank you so much for your sweet comments the other day regarding my mini meltdown.  So happy to have friends that can relate to my blogging frustrations. =)   One specific frustration I have to blogging are my photos.. My husband is my photographer and he is NOT a professional nor is it a hobby for him... it is literally something he does specifically for my blog only and I am so thankful for him taking his time out to photograph me.... but sometimes we bicker because the photos don't come out as good as I want them to... This specific photo session, the sun kept popping in and out and the wind was blowing - I'm sure you have all experienced this and know that any slight movement or change in lighting can cause blurriness as you may see above.. Now normally, I wouldn't post these photos online. I would delete them and re-shoot the outfit but I posted them specifically to show you how imperfect my skills are and how this is just another frustrating thing that comes with blogging.  

May 19, 2015

BEAUTY: Clinique

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Each season I like to try out new beauty products in the market.  This season it has been Clinique products.  I already own a few skincare items that I absolutely LOVE and have a few that are on my 'holy grail' list.  But today I want to share a few make up items that were sent to me.

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Clinique Cheek Pop -  03 Berry Pop - This is a beautiful fuchsia pink color. 
Ok first of all, these cheek pops are the BOMB!  I own 3 of them!  Have you tried them?  The pigmentation is amazing, you seriously only need a touch on your brush.  I like to tap my brush into the blush a few times and then again tap it on on the apples of my cheeks. 

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OK, this is by far my FAVORITE item right now.  I don't have flawless skin so I need help...like a lot of help.. I usually wear foundation everyday but applying it can take some time and I dislike getting product all over my fingers.. This compact is perfect for quick applications.  Just dab dab dab all over the face and you're done, no messy fingers!  The coverage is light-medium but is definitely buildible.

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If you don't own a chubby stick, go buy one right now. These lip products are the best. They give such a nice and lasting stain on your lips that doesn't wear off. 

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I don't wear a lipsticks very often but on special occasions I definitely like to pull out a bright red or a bright pink. This color is a beautiful fuchsia pink.  I really like that it's soft on your lips and though it's "matte" it does not dry out your lips. 

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Share with me your favorite Clinique products, I'd love to learn!  They are quickly becoming one of my favorite brands in the market!  They have such a solid skincare line, beautiful make up collection and you just can't beat the price point!

Also, Clinique #startbetter is proud to support the world premiere of Ride, a major motion picture written, directed by and starring Helen Hunt!  Can't wait to watch the movie!


*items shown were sent to me by Clinique for my consideration.

May 18, 2015

STYLE: Red & White Waldo

Confession:
I have blogger melt downs..

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top // skirt // heels // bag, similar here // watch // sunnies

Monday... we meet again... Yesterday I had a near meltdown.  It was one of those days where nothing was going right with everything that is related to blogging.. Social media was failing me, fickle followers were unfollowing, I had a hard time styling an outfit together, the sun kept popping up in and out making our picture taking session difficult. As stupid as it sounds, it was a pretty frustrating day.  I feel like I've gotten to the point in my blogging life where it's no longer fun, in fact it's the complete opposite of fun.. My question for you today is, are you having fun blogging?

May 15, 2015

FOOD: the waffle affair...

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The Waffle Affair was kind enough to invite me and my family to try out some yummy goodies.  How could my belly say no to that?

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I was so excited to try some of their savory waffles because in my entire life, i've only had sweet ones... Boy I was NOT disappointed!  We started with "Bit&Dips" which are hot dogs in a waffle bread served with honey mustard! YES YES AND YES!!!   These were by my my favorite and I'm not going to lie, Rylie couldn't get enough either.  I also tried their "cheddar and cherry hardwood smoked bacon" and WOW, I was drooling eating this one.  The last savory waffle we indulged in was the cheese and turkey, I'm a such a sucker for turkey sandwiches!




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If you're in the newport / balboa area, make sure to check em out!  Also, if you're s student, they'll give you 50% off your purchase during special hours!  SCORE! 

What have you been eating lately?