August 30, 2013

Sales & Steals: Labor Day Codes

Bauble Bar  25% off 2 items [code SUMMER25] , 30% off 3 items [code SUMMER30] and 35% off 4+ items [code SUMMER35].

25% off full price items at C.Wonder with code LABORDAY.

Take 30% off the pre-fall collection at DVF, no code needed.

Take an additional 50% off of sale items at Intermix.

Take an additional 20% off sale items with code LABORDAY13 at Joie.

Take up to 40% off shoes at Nordstrom, no code needed.

25% off site wide at Pink Mascara with code LABORDAY25.

Revolve Clothing 25% off site wide with code PSWFALL25.

Tory Burch is offering 20% off $300+, 25% off $500+ and 30% off $750+ with code LABORDAY.

New markdowns at Shopbop, no code needed.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, I will update this post with any other great deals I find over the next few days! Also, my Closet Clean Out Sale is still going on here [prices reduced]. XOXO

August 29, 2013

Beach Bag Essentials

I thought it'd be fun to share what I'm packing in my beach bag for our vacation this weekend! Yes, I am that crazy girl who has multiple sunglasses in my bag at all times [comes in handy when friends forget theirs!] and I might be the only person who still reads paperback/hardcover books but I just can't seem to switch to reading them electronically... This week, I finished Dan Brown's Inception which I thought was just ok so I'm hoping Reconstructing Amelia lives up to the hype [Nicole Kidman is supposedly starring in the movie version]. Both of the Victoria's Secret bikinis above are on sale btw! XOXO

August 27, 2013

Closet Clean Out Sale


Isabel Marant Earrings $55. Never Worn.
7 For all Mankind Dark Brown Leather Jacket size XS $265. Worn once [slight mark on the edge of one sleeve, happy to send pics!].

Rebecca Taylor Dress size XS $110. Worn twice [view on model here].
Marc by Marc Jacobs Top size XS $80. Never worn with tags.

 DVF Ruffle Top size 0 $65.

Zara Pants SOLD.
Vanessa Bruno Silk Skirt size EUR 34 SOLD.

 Zara TRF Embroidered Dress size $35. Never worn with tags [was $79].

 Style Mint Striped Dress size 1 SOLD.
Juicy Couture Dress SOLD.

I also have this MinkPink Dress SOLD [view on model here] as well as a Gucci Horsebit Large Brown Monogram Hobo [can email photos if interested].

Thank you for browsing! Please leave me a comment with your email address or feel free to email me directly at if you are interested in anything! $6 shipping for the first item, additional items ship free within the USA [international shipping is extra]. XOXO

Get The Look: Poolside On Labor Day

I'm looking forward to taking our first vacation with Hudson this weekend which will involve some quality time at the pool! What are your Labor Day plans? I'll share my beach bag essentials later this week! Shop more poolside looks below. XOXO

August 21, 2013

Blog: 5 Year Anniversary

Today marks my 5 year blogging anniversary! A huge thanks to all of you that have followed along [not just here but on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc] over the years and grown with me, I truly appreciate every comment of support and encouragement. Believe me, they mean more than you will ever know! As a thank you to my readers, I will be having a jewelry giveaway with the fabulous Melanie Auld [again!] very soon... stay tuned for more info! XOXO

August 20, 2013

Decor: Our Backyard

Pillows + Cushions: Pottery Barn

One of the nicest perks of going from an apartment to a house has been having a backyard. It's been so nice to take Hudson outside to play and he loves looking at all of the flowers and listening to the sounds. We kept the yard as is besides adding a few rose bushes and hydrangea plants, hope you enjoy seeing a little glimpse of it... Btw, sorry for the slow upload process of house photos, I will try to spread them out over the next few days! XOXO

August 15, 2013

Current Obsessions: Fall Flats + Boots

It's back to school time and fall looks are already in stores! As I've gotten older, my favorite season to shop for has switched from summer to fall [which is a little hard to do when living in Southern California where it tends to stay hot for most of the year]. Even though the weather doesn't always permit for me to wear these things, I've especially gravitated towards the cozy layers, boots and rich colors that the season has to offer. I'm especially loving the Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot that Blair is wearing in the above pic [in love with her whole look as usual!]. What's your favorite fall trend? Share with me below or follow my Fall Inspiration board for ideas! XOXO

August 13, 2013

How I Spent My... Weekend + Recent Outfits

 [clockwise from top left]
1. Saturday beach trip to Manhattan Beach. 2. Brunch at MB Post [very good; great brunch options and cocktails]. 3. Buff + Tweeze rhinestone manicure from last weekend [base color is OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh]. 4. Some birthday presents for one of Hudson's gfs [all from Baby Gap].

Outfit 1 Top: J.Crew  | Skirt: Zara | Shoes: Rag + Bone Newbury Booties | Jewelry: J.Crew Earrings [on sale] + Sarah Chloe x Bauble Bar "Hudson Duke" Bracelet | Outfit 2 Top: Vince | Jeans: J Brand Martini Flare | Shoes: Shoemint Nicole Wedges  | Jewelry: Max + Chloe West Avenue Jewelry Large Monogram Necklace, Hermes White + Gold H Bracelet + Melanie Auld Bracelet.

Hope you had a great weekend! We took Hudson to the beach for the first time on Saturday... he didn't love it but I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that he got his third tooth the next morning! The weather was perfect so I hope we can make it back again before summer is over. Will post the rest of the house photos tomorrow or Thursday! XOXO

August 9, 2013

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Markdowns

Happy Friday! I might be a little late to sharing this sale but thought it was worth it to mention that Shopbop listed some great new markdowns this week. There are a lot of cute coverup and swimwear options [perhaps for a beach trip Labor Day weekend?] and some really pretty dresses that would be great to have on hand for a last minute party invite! My favorite booties are also on sale [in both canvas and leather]... I've gotten so much use out of them year round and would highly recommend them if you're on the look out for some new shoes. XOXO  

August 6, 2013

Recipe: Rosemary Roasted Almonds

 The Ingredients
Raw Almonds, Fresh Rosemary, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Chile Powder + Red Pepper Flakes [optional].

Simply combine all the ingredients [full recipe and instructions here via Cooking Light] and bake for 20 minutes until lightly toasted at 325 degrees.

Served on an antipasto platter with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

I wanted to share this super easy [and quick!] recipe that I made for Friday night... It only took a few minutes of prep work but added a nice touch to our appetizer spread. Leave me a comment if you have another quick and easy appetizer recipe to share, I could always use new ideas for our next get together! XOXO

August 5, 2013

Decor: Housewarming Flowers + Food

The flowers I bought last week at the flower mart for Friday's housewarming party stretched into ten arrangements [I'm not complaining though, they were such a treat to have throughout the house!]... I will definitely be sad when they are gone! Also pictured above are some of the things we served at the party [desserts made by Hannah of Sweet & Celebrations!]. Hope you had a great weekend! Will post some more house details this week. XOXO