June 30, 2015

LIFESTYLE: Heart 2 Heart

The Weight On My Shoulders...

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You guys, I want to be open and honest with you b/c I sincerely love all of my readers and simplyxclassic supporters!  As weird as it sounds, you're not just someone on the other side of the computer screen to me.
Today I wanted to share something that I've been struggling with for a long time now, well since I had Rylie.. It's my weight.  For those of you who don't know, I gained an unhealthy 70 pounds when I got pregnant - I blame all of restaurants in Oahu and the Ikea cafeteria! I lost about 40 but losing that extra 30 to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight has been pretty difficult for me... Being a blogger that mainly focuses on outfits and styling - well it's been tough.  There have been many days I just breakdown and cry to my husband b/c I'm so disappointed and discontent with myself. There are several outfit photos that have never been seen b/c I refuse to post them due to my slight resemblance to a whale.
I know i'm not the only one who struggles with this.. Social media has made the entire world self conscience! Scrolling through my instagram feed is just another way for me to feel bad about myself. The struggle is real people!
Now, I know some of you are going to leave me comments of praise, which I love you for... but I'm just here to express my on-going struggle to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.. I think age is definitely playing against me b/c my metabolism is NOT what it used to be... I'm not really looking for an answer or any kind of praise to make me feel better.. I just wanted to let you know that I struggle everyday with these kinds of thoughts and if you too struggle with this, you're not alone.

xoxo

June 29, 2015

STYLE: Striped Bird Lady

Let me tell start by saying that I am NOT in a very good mood right now... You ever have those days where you just feel BLAH?!?! Like BLAHHHHHH!!!

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choies coat & dress c/o // zara heels //  bag // sunnies // isharya ring

Argh, it's just one of those days where everything is just annoying me.. My poor hubby and Rylie are putting up with an edgy momma.  It's times like these I wish I was on my own Island to get away from everything and everyone.. You guys give such great advice and tips so I wanna ask, what do you do to make yourself feel better on days you feel BLAH?
When ordering this dress I had a feeling that it was going to be too small on me... Low and behold when it arrived I could barely get the zipper up... I slowly started putting on this coat and my hubby's eyes furrowed.. When I asked him if I looked ok, he replied, "surprisingly, that works!"  lol. What do you think?  Print and stripes working for me or against me? You be the judge! 

June 26, 2015

UNFANCY FRIDAY - Macbook Air Giveaway!

MacBook Air Giveaway!
Hurry and head over to my Instagram and find this photo below for all of the details! 

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I just have to get something off my chest.. Today I was trying on clothes at Old Navy and I set my Ray-Ban sunglasses on the little bench inside the dressing rooms.. I left the room and went to go find my husband who was browsing through the mens section.. Literally 3 minutes later, I realized that I left my sunnies inside the dressing room!  I went back and someone was already in there trying on  clothes.. The sales associate knocked and asked if there was sunnies on the bench and the lady replied no.. ARGH!  There are only TWO conclusions to this!  1 - the lady is lying and she stole em or 2 - the sales associate saw them after I left the room and stole em herself.  Either way, I was so angry and felt extremely violated! Have you had anything stolen from you?  Not the way I want to start my weekend! 

Now, on to Unfancy Friday!

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Rylie had her first ballet class and we both LOVED it!

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Received some Korean beauty samples from Yepeau, Organic Beauty products from Roots Laguna Beach and a lovely smelling salt scrub from Barney & Clyde
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Casual look from this week

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Hope you all had a wonderful father's day.. 
We are definitely blessed for the man in our life and my own dad who's in heaven now. 

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Still loving these heels!  and loving the fact that it was on SALE!!!
jacket // shirt // ae jeans // shoes // bag

June 24, 2015

STYLE: Unlikely Pair, Gingham Dress and Striped Coat

Happy Hump Day!
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I look at this outfit and I'm still scratching my head b/c I'm not entirely sure it works..My last attempt to pair gingham and stripes was surprisingly successful, but this outfit - I just can't make up my mind.. So i'm letting you be the judge.. Tell me your honest thoughts and let me know if this duo works?  
Regardless, I really love this gingham dress. I've seen other girls wearing gingham dresses this season and they all styled it the same way, very picnic like with a straw hat and sandals.. I wanted to change it up by adding a studded belt and killer heels... I'd had to say my best accessory is my daughter, Rylie. Just my own opinion =) 

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dress c/o avenle // old f21 coat, similar here // celine luggage tote, similar here // heels // sunnies

June 23, 2015

STYLE: I Really Love My...



It is no secret that I absolutely love my denim jacket.. I purchased this jacket about 4 years ago and it is a definitely staple!  I prefer the lighter color denim over dark colored denim b/c it feels less like a jacket and more like a cardigan - I find that it just flows better with my outfits, if that makes any sense at all. lol.  This denim jacket is STILL available in stores b/c it is a must-have classic piece.. If you don't have a light denim jacket, make sure you pick one up soon!