• Seaweed soap
    Lifestyle

    Some of My Favorite Soap Brands

              I guess I will just start this post off by saying that I have officially made the switch from body wash to bar soap.  The main reason for this is because it’s an easy way to eliminate a plastic bottle.  I honestly think bar soap is so much more fun too.  There are just so many kinds and scents out there.  I love to switch up what I am using.  I am sharing some of my favorites in this post.  I have a lot of other favorites but I didn’t want to buy them all at once and some of them are harder to come…

  • Joshua tree national park
    Outfits,  Travel

    Ruffled Sweater in Joshua Tree

    SWEATER: Target  |   JEANS: Asos  |  SNEAKERS: Ked’s           On Saturday we went to Joshua Tree and Palm Springs for the day.  We didn’t do much in either place, but still had a lot of fun.  I originally wanted to go to Palm Springs to take some colorful photos and visit a garden but the garden was closed.  We decided to go to Joshua Tree because it is so close and we have a National Park Pass.  It was pretty chilly but it was still nice enough to get out and walk around.  The weather in Palm Springs was amazing though (73 degrees).  Since we…

  • me with pup
    Outfits

    Another Colorful Speckled Sweater

      SWEATER: T.J. Maxx  |  JEANS: Target  |  BAG: Coach  |  HAT: H&M  |  BOOTS: Report           I always love a good sweater in the winter.  More recently I have been drawn to colorful sweaters.  I just find them to be so cute.  I bought two other colorful speckled sweaters this fall.  I have already blogged about both of them.  You can check those out HERE and HERE.             I just styled this one with some dark-wash skinny jeans.  I don’t wear skinny jeans very much anymore but sometimes they are the only style that works with an outfit.  I will…

  • Holidays

    The Best Parts of 2020: What I’m Thankful For

             2020 was a crazy year.  I normally make a list of new year’s resolutions.  Last year I made a post about it.  This year I decided to talk about all of the good things that happened in 2020 instead, because 2021 is too unpredictable to make resolutions.  But let’s be honest, I still have resolutions in my phone, I’m just not going to share them.  Although 2020 had plenty of negatives, I’m not going to pretend that it was without positives.  I feel like I did so many fun things and am still thankful for so much.   -Made it to one full year of marriage.…

  • Christmas gifts
    Holidays

    What I Got for Christmas: 2020

    SLIDES: Lulu’s  |  SANDALS: Loeffler Randall  |  WALLET: Charles & Keith  |  EARRINGS: Eye Candy Los Angeles (T.J. Maxx)          Hey guys! Hopefully everybody had a good Christmas this year.  I know things were probably a little different for many people.  Honestly, mine was hardly any different at all.  I don’t normally spend it with anybody outside my household because I live so far from family.  It has been just me and my husband for the past few years.  This year was actually more exciting because it was my puppies (@pompuppyluca) first Christmas!  We got him quite a few gifts and you could tell he had a…

  • Gingerbread house
    Holidays,  Lifestyle

    Baking a Homemade Gingerbread House

              I’ve wanted to make a homemade gingerbread house for as long as I can remember.  I figured it would be too difficult, so I never tried.  I have made countless pre-baked, boxed gingerbread houses but you can only do so much with those.  They are so limiting.  They don’t taste very good either.  I think I have officially outgrown them and moved on to the next level of gingerbread house making.  I loved this whole process so much that I think I want to make it a new Christmas tradition.  My husband is really happy about this new tradition as well because he can’t stop…

  • Holidays,  Lifestyle

    Winter Bucket List

              I always love the idea of coming up with a bucket list of fun things to do for certain events, such as seasons.  They really help me to make the most out of life.  I have come up with this list for this winter, since winter technically starts in a few days.  I probably won’t actually do all of these things this year because I don’t live in a cold climate anymore and a lot of things are closed where I live.  I know some areas have a lot of activities open though and this doesn’t necessarily have to only be for 2020.  So far…

  • Ted Baker Backpack
    How to Style,  Outfits

    Styling a Long Cardigan

    CARDIGAN: Sienna Sky  |  TOP: Urban Romantics  |  JEANS: Target  |  BOOTS: T.J. Maxx  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London  |  SCRUNCHIE: Anthropologie (available in store)           I’m back with another post about a colorful speckled sweater.  I got this one for my birthday too.  I love this one because it is a long cardigan.  It’s a little bit warmer than short ones.  I especially love the colors in the yarn.  It just reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal or something, haha.  I have loved long cardigans since college (about 10 years ago).  I used to wear them over dresses all the time.  I feel like they…

  • Thanksgiving dress
    Holidays,  Outfits

    Thanksgiving Outfit 2020

    DRESS: Abound (Nordstrom Rack)  |  BOOTS: Steve Madden  |  PURSE: Coach  |  HAIR CLIPS: H&M           Happy Thanksgiving!  This year’s holiday was probably a little different for most people.  Honestly, it wasn’t any different for me and was even better than last year.  Since I live in L.A. and the rest of my family lives in the midwest (for the most part) I don’t really spend the holiday with them anyway.  It was just me, my husband, and my puppy.  It will probably be a while before I spend Thanksgiving with my extended family.  It ended up being really good because we cooked a big mean,…

  • holding a puppy
    Outfits

    Multicolor Striped Blazer

    BLAZER: Anthropologie (still available in store)  |  JEANS: Asos  |  T-SHIRT: H&M  |  BOOTS: Circus by Sam Edelman  |  BACKPACK: Sole Society  |  NECKLACE: souvenir from Hawaii           This blazer was one of my birthday presents this year that I picked out for myself.  I’ve been wanting a striped blazer for so long.  I love the colors in this one.  It’s also really lightweight so it’s easy to wear.  I think striped blazers are really fun to style.  They can spruce up so many outfits.  I could pair this with a skirt, shorts, dress, etc.  I decided to wear it with my mom jeans because I…