June 29, 2016

What to Wear on 4th Of July!

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I'm excited to celebrate the 4th of July next week for 2 reasons. A, it's America's day of independence and B, it's my niece's birthday. I can't wait to celebrate with some yummy bar-b-que and sparklers with the family.
I love this off the shoulder sweater.. Something about this kind of slouchy look always appeals to me.. Maybe it's because I secretly like that "hot mess" look. Hurry and get these so you can have them in time for your party! 
What are you guys doing for the 4th?

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top c/o // shorts



June 27, 2016

Escape To: San Francisco, CA

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similar dress // shirt // similar hat // similar sunnies // shoes // watch

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First stop, the pier for calm chowder.

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I think our next trip, we'll do the Alcatraz tour.. I just didn't feel like it would be appropriate for Rylie.

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But Rylie did enjoy watching all of the seals

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Rylie's top and shorts

I had heard about Samovar Tea Lounge in passing but I wasn't expecting too much. Boy oh boy was this place a gem! I LOVED this little lounge. First of all, the outdoor seating area has the most beautiful view of water fountains and rows of planted flowers/plants.  The tea that is served is high quality and the food is yum.  Definitely a nice spot to check out!

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Took the cable car to Union Square for a little shopping in the city.

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Rylie's Dress

We hiked to Kirby Cove to check out this amazing view of the golden gate bridge from the beach. It was gorgeous. The swing is a little scary but I definitely recommend trying it to capture an instagram worthy photo. Just to note, the hike down is about .8miles. It's pretty easy but hiking back up .8miles is a little tough, especially on a hot day. If you have a little one, I definitely recommend bringing a stroller.


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top // chambray // jeans // flats // similar hat

We went to Stem Kitchen which I definitely recommend. The food is sooooo delicious! I LOVED the cauliflower salad! We enjoyed a juicy Cali Burger and Pizza. Keep in mind their menu changes constantly. I loved sitting on the back patio sipping my wine. They have a beautiful garden you can walk through and take photos.

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top // skirt // sandals // backpack // similar hat

Ferry Market was the place I was most looking forward to because everyone was hyping it up around me... I think because of that I was a little underwhelmed.  It's a cool place with little gift shops and food vendors.  I did very much enjoy my avocado toast and ice cream!

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top // jeans // backpack // sandals // similar hat

Chinatown was a fun place for us to walk through. We didn't stop and eat anywhere but we did pick up a few souvenirs at the gift shops.

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Japantown for Belly Good Crepes.

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On our last morning before we headed to the airport we took a quick detour to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse for their famous cruffins! YUMMY!

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Our family trip to San Francisco was amazing! Both Eric and I have passed through SF several times for work, weddings and other events but never have we stayed long enough to tour the city. This trip was long overdue but I'm so happy we finally got to do it. Below is a wrap up of where we stayed and what we did during our trip. I put an (*) next to the ones I recommend. On a side note, I have to give myself major props for packing light!!! The more I travel the more efficient I'm getting with my packing. I used to plan my vacation around my outfits which was a huge headache #bloggerproblems This was the first time I actually planned my outfits around my vacation. 


Dining: Belly Good Crepes, Samovar Tea Lounge*, Stem Kitchen*, Ferry Market*, Frog Hollow Farm Cafe, Humphrey Slocombe, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse*,

Toured: Chinatown, Lombard Street*, Japan Town, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Ferry Market, Kirby Cove*


June 22, 2016

4th of July, Sophisticated

This post is sponsored by Target

Hi, friends! Today, I’m sharing 3 looks with Target for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love celebrating America’s birthday with fireworks, bar-b-ques and lounging by the pool!

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This first look is my favorite look because you all know how much I love all white everything.” I am loving this cute little ruffle tiered cami from Who What Wear! I think it’s a great summery top and can be easily styled and layered with other pieces after the holiday. How great is this structured white crossbody bag, also from the Who What Wear collection? I really like the gold hardware giving it a more elegant look and feel.

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top // bag // sunnies // shorts // sandals

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My second look is this one-piece swimsuit by Merona. I really love the little twist-front bandeau and the solid side panels against the front stripes. I honestly think that the side panels give a slimming illusion. It’s so flattering on! Trust me, I’m not this skinny! I also really appreciate the sturdy halter tie. I will definitely be lounging poolside with this little suit, and I won’t have to worry about pulling, tugging or making sure everything is in place. This suit is extremely comfortable!

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And lastly, it just wouldn’t be 4th of July without some red and white stripes. I love this classic V-neck top from the Merona line. It has just the right amount of stretch to keep you comfortable but stays in shape for a nice feminine, sophisticated look. I would definitely wear this to our annual family 4th of July bar-b-que.

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top // shorts // shoes

I am looking forward to celebrating this great holiday, and I hope you enjoyed my 3 looks with Target. Which one was your favorite? Tell me what you’ll be wearing this 4th.


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June 21, 2016

6 Items I Always Pack When Traveling

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These Packing Organizers seriously make my life so much easier. They help me by saving room which ultimately means there's just more room for shoes! One little rectangle organizer can fit a lot of clothes! I usually can pack all of 6 outfits into just 2!

I'm a little sensitive to noise when I sleep so this White Noise Sounds Machine drowns out any city noise from the streets or talkers from paper thin hotel rooms. I've become to used to this that I can't sleep without it, silence is a little creepy to me now.

You guys know how HUGE I am with my skincare regime and traveling is no exception. I find these Travel Beauty Containers to be very helpful. I love that this set comes with a spatula so I can easily transfer my creams into the jars. They are also TSA approved!

Of course I can't forget the Beauty Bag I put these travel containers into. This bag fits all of my toiletries and make-up / make-up brushes which is a LOT. What I like most about this bag is that it comes with a hook that I can just hang on the towel bar.

After my beauty products the next important things are my technology stuff. I love this Tech Cord Organizer because it not only does it fit all of my needs, it helps me to remember to pack my extra battery pack and phone chargers. I like having all of my tech stuff in one place so I can just grab when I'm in a hurry.

And lastly I love packing a comfortable and lightweight Backpack. Sometimes handbags and cross body bags are not as comfortable carry around all day long when sightseeing. I picked up this grey one and I'm really loving how light and durable it is. It's not the biggest, it won't work as an overnighter but it definitely fits all of my needs for the day.




June 20, 2016

Palm Print Dress & Chambray Top

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Happy Monday!!!
Hey everyone! If you're following me on snapchat then you know Rylie and I surprised Eric with a little Father's Day trip to San Francisco. Follow along our adventure on snapchat =)

This palm print dress has been a favorite of mine since I first saw my friend Rosie wearing it. The palm print is beautiful and the fabric is so lightweight. Just for reference, this dress is truly a midi skirt. Knowing this, I opted for the petite size because I wanted the length to be shorter. I'm 5'5 and this petite size still comes below my knee. I hope that's helpful for you.
I couldn't resist getting another quoted floppy hat. This, 'come sail away' hat is so adorable and you can't beat the price of $26!



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