April 27, 2016

STYLE: Lazy River Off the Shoulder Dress

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dress // shoes // hat

Life has been so busy lately. I feel like I don't have time to breath and catch up on emails. I plan to spend all afternoon catching up and then be lazy as heck!




April 25, 2016

Escape to Laguna Beach - Pacific Edge Hotel

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Laguna Beach is definitely one of the best beaches in Southern California. If you're ever in the area, I definitely recommend visiting Pacific Edge Hotel. Even if you already have a place to stay, consider renting one of their bungalows for the day. I guarantee you'll have the best experience.

Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to spend the whole day in one of the bungalows with Nikki, Kathleen and Lydia. It was the perfect girls day getaway! I can't express enough how awesome our time was.

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$12 top // $30 shorts // shoes // sunnies // hat // similar bag

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While planning this girls day, I choose to reserve the Gorjana bungalow because because I really like the mix of modern and nautical. I also thought it was fitting for us since we're style bloggers and familiar with the beautiful jewelry line. Pacific Edge has 4 other themed bungalows, XS, Billabong, Fox Head and Sailor Jerry - all with different and unique beachy decor. Each bungalow is designed similarly to a studio apartment with a comfortable living area that includes A/C and a flat screen TV, bar area and a bathroom with shower. It's the perfect place to hang out with your friends and family, have a meeting or throw a party. The best part is sitting out on your very own private deck while enjoying the amazing ocean view. The deck gives you direct access to the beach where there are plenty of towels, beach chairs and umbrellas.
You can read more about the bungalows here.

We were pampered and catered to all day long by the incredibly attentive staff. The room service menu has a wide variety of delicious meals - trust me, you'll be tempted to order everything and with good reason. The food is excellent. And for all of you parents out there, yes they have a kids menu for the little ones. Rylie thoroughly enjoyed her mac n cheese. I recommend the sliders, ahi poke and the delicious Bloody Mary!

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sandals // bag // hat

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f21dress, love this one // sunnies // flats // similar bag

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lipgloss // lipstick // blush

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similar dress // sandals // sunnies // hat

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dress // hat // sunnies

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The million dollar sunset was divine! I was sad the end such a lovely day with the girls.
The bungalows at Pacific Edge Hotel is definitely the perfect venue for any occasion big or small. The food is amazing, the view is breathtaking and the service is above and beyond. I can't wait to go back!



This post was in partnership with Pacific Edge Hotel.



April 22, 2016

Another Year...

Birthdays and balloon's go hand in hand. 
See last year's post here.

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Cheers to another year!

It's been over an hour and I've been sitting here writing and re-writing this post. I honestly don't know what to write about.  I could write about my reflections on getting older and blah blah but to be honest, I meant what I wrote on my blog post last year - birthdays are kinda 'meh' to me now.   

All I want to say is that I'm truly thankful for another year.  As I get older I realize how short life is and how fast time passes so I'm grateful for every moment I have with my loved ones.   I am blessed with the things that I have and my birthday wish is to be content and thankful for the things I don't have.  

xoxo

April 20, 2016

STYLE: Spring Comfort with Zappos x Born

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shoes c/o zappos // dress // hat // sunnies // bag

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You guys know that I'm all about comfortable shoes and if they happen to be cute, that's a bonus plus! I discovered a brand called, 'Born' when I was online shopping on zappos.com. I was drawn to their simple style and after some research, I learned that the brand is very big on comfort! I selected this pair because I knew it would match all of my upcoming spring and summer outfits.

Have you guys shopped on zappos.com before? My husband and I are huge fans of the site for many reasons. A, they carry a large variety of brands and styles. B, fast shipping. C, 365 day return policy and D, world class customer service! Need I say more?! You should definitely check out the 'Born' brand if you're looking for style and comfort and you should definitely be taking advantage of Zappos.com's perks!


This post was sponsored by Zappos.com




April 18, 2016

STYLE: I'm Busy With This Gingham Dress

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dress // belt // hat // shoes // sunnies

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Ok, so I'm back with my first and definitely not last gingham outfit for the season. Y'all know how much I love gingham, it's one of my weaknesses!  A few months ago I purchased this dress (which is currently on sale) and ended up returning it after I saw 2 top bloggers wearing it.  I'm actually happy I returned it and waited for this dress to come along because I'm absolutely in LOVE with it! It's SOOOO much more flattering than the other dress with the tank sleeves!
BTW, I've been obsessed with floppy hats with quotes and this, "I'm Busy" one is so fitting for my life lately! See this post here for my other hat.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  My hubby and I scouted around Orange County for locations to shoot for the blog.  There are a lot of bloggers in the area now so finding a location that's not overly used can be a challenged.   BUT in the end, it doesn't really matter where you shoot as long as you have good lighting #chasingthatlight