• Smocking
    How to Style,  Outfits

    Smocked Pinafore Dress

    DRESS: Free People  |  SANDALS: Walmart  |  T-SHIRT: H&M           I found this dress recently and knew I had to have it.  I love pinafore dresses and smocking individually, but together it’s extra special.  I’ve never seen a dress like this.  It just feels so unique.  I think I need to hem it a bit after looking back at these photos, but It’s still so cute.  I wore it today in Solvang, CA.  My family took a little drive to Solvang and spent a lot of the day there.  I feel like this dress fit right in.  I love to dress for the destination.  If you…

  • H&M outfit
    Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Floral Print Mom Jeans

    JEANS: H&M  |  TOP: H&M  |  SNEAKERS: Puma  |  NECKLACE: Bauble Bar  |  BAG: Coach           I love these jeans! They are white floral mom jeans, if you can’t tell.  I needed jeans recently for work and could not pass these up.  They are from H&M.  While I am writing this post, they are still available in store.  I paired them with this cropped top, also from H&M.  I love the all white look.  I match my dog.  I got the top the day before I took these photos.  I have been seeing a lot of these tight cropped tops around lately and the style is…

  • Poppies
    How to Style,  Outfits

    Floral Spring Top

    JEANS: H&M  |  TOP: Japan  |  BAG: Primark  |  SANDALS: Walmart           I was in need of some new tops that I can wear to work recently so I went shopping.  I found this floral sprig top at T.J. Maxx.  The brand is Japna.  It’s a little on the small side but it was only $12 and was on sale so I got it.  I’m so glad that I did because the back is super stretchy so it’s actually really comfortable.  I love the print as well.  It’s super bright and I always love florals.  Obviously it is spring so there is no better time to…

  • the getty villa
    Los Angeles,  Outfits,  Travel

    The Getty Villa

    DRESS: Blu Pepper  |  SHOES: Lulu’s  |  BAG: Coach           Hello! It’s been a little while since I have written a blog post.  I got a new job and I’ve been really busy.  Two weeks ago me and my husband finally visited the Getty Villa for the first time.  I’ve been wanting to check it out since moving to L.A. over 4 years ago.  We have yet to visit the Getty Center, which is a different place.  Both are museums, but different types.  I loved seeing all of the old artifacts.  Some of them were so incredible and just shocking.  My favorite thing to see were…

  • pomeranian puppy
    Lifestyle

    New Pomeranian Puppy!

              About 3 weeks ago me and my husband decided to bring a new Pomeranian puppy into the family.  We have one other dog, also a Pomeranian.  We had been wanting another dog basically since we got our first dog.  He hates being alone and we wanted a little friend for him. We both love Pomeranians.  They are such cute, spunky, and smart dogs.  They are just so adorable.  There are so many perks to having small dogs.  I grew up with big dogs and didn’t really realize how amazing it is to have a small one.             We named our…

  • Midi Dress
    Holidays,  Outfits

    Midi Dress for Easter

    DRESS: Lulu’s  |  SANDALS: Walmart  |  SUNGLASSES: Glik’s  |  BAG: Coach            This year for Easter I wore this fun midi dress.  Even though it’s not pastel colored or floral it reminds me of spring.  It makes me think of a picnic blanket, because of the plaid.  I try to wear a dress every year for Easter.  If you are going to dress up for any holiday I feel like Easter is the best one to because spring to me says “pretty dress.”  I wore this dress last year for Thanksgiving as well.  It’s very versatile.  I got it from Lulu’s a while ago in the…

  • budget tips
    Travel,  Travel Guide

    How to See Hawaii on a Tight Budget

              I recently went back to Hawaii with two of my sisters.  This was my third visit.  The first time was with a friend’s family, and second time was for my honeymoon (it was a bit of a splurge).  Hawaii is far from a cheap travel destination, especially if you don’t live in the U.S. It definitely has a reputation of being expensive.  It’s the most remote island chain in the world, so i’m not surprised. It can be done on a tight budget or on a really big budget, but I don’t think you can visit Hawaii and hardly spend any money unless you are…

  • leaning on palm tree
    Travel

    My Trip to the Big Island, Hawaii

    Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo – A Doubletree by Hilton Wailuku River State Park South Point Punalu’u Beach Mana’s Aloha Fruit Stand King Kamehameha Statue Green Sand Beach Kula Shave Ice Kaumana Caves Bite Me Sport Fishing manta ray night snorkel Huge Fruit Mural Kua Bay Fresh Off the Grid Pololu Valley Lookout Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Thurston Lava Tube Akaka Falls State Park Catamaran boat ride & snorkel Liliuokalani Gardens           I just got back from my trip to Hawaii.  I went to the Big Island with two of my sisters.  The trip was about a week and we spent about 5.5 days on the island.  I…

  • giant palm tree
    Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Scalloped Knit Sweater

    SWEATER: Debut (from T.J. Maxx)  |  PANTS: H&M  |  BAG: Coach  |  BOOTS: Sam Edelman  |  NECKLACE: Anthropologie  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.            I’ve worn this sweater so many times since buying it.  It’s probably one of the most worn items in my wardrobe.  I love everything about it.  It’s super soft, lightweight, and pretty.  I am a huge fan of colorful sweaters.  I think I have 4 or 5 multicolored sweaters.  This one is super original because of the scalloped knit.  I’ve never seen another sweater like it.  I found it at T.J. Maxx last fall.  They have a ton of unique sweaters.  That’s where…

  • Raw Sugar
    Beauty

    Raw Sugar Deodorant Review

              I have been using this Raw Sugar deodorant for a few months now.  I was looking for a natural deodorant to try out because I have sensitive skin and don’t like to use deodorant with aluminum.  What really drew me in is the packaging.  It’s 100% biodegradable! I love that idea so much.  I’ve been trying to support more brands that avoid plastic.  I was honestly pretty skeptical because there are so many natural deodorants out there and a lot of them don’t work or are super expensive.  This one was pretty affordable.  I can’t remember the exact price but I think it was around…