• 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…

  • Valentines Day Dress
    Holidays,  Outfits

    Valentines Day Outfit 2022

    DRESS: Primark  |  BODYCON SLIP DRESS: Primark  |  SANDALS: Walmart  |  BAG: Walmart  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.            Happy Valentine’s Day! This year I am wearing this pink cotton eyelet dress.  It’s actually a swimsuit cover-up but I wanted to be able to wear it as a dress too.  It’s from Primark and when I got it I made sure to get a nude slip dress that I can wear underneath it.  I’m going to Hawaii in a few weeks and I’m really excited to pack it.  This is the first time I’ve worn it.  I love the cut of the dress and the eyelet details.…

  • midi skirt in a garden
    Outfits

    Pink Midi Skirt from Blossom Brigade

      SKIRT: Blossom Brigade (custom)  |  T-SHIRT: Zara  |  SHOES: Lulu’s  |  BAG: Target  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.           I’ve been designing a lot of new clothing pieces lately for my Etsy shop and for myself.  I’ve decided that now is the time that I really want to start working toward having my own clothing label.  I’ve had my shop (Blossom Brigade) for about 6 years now, but hardly ever add new items to it.  Around 5-6 years ago I was making some progress but then I put it on the back burner when I moved to California because I wanted to pursue designing for a…

  • Joshua tree campground
    Travel

    Camping at Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree

              My husband and I went on a little camping trip this past weekend to Joshua Tree National Park.  We have been several times but have only camped there once before.  The first time was such a memorable and amazing experience because we went on a night when the sky was clear and the moon was dim.  The stars were absolutely insane.  This time around I really wanted to stay at Jumbo Rocks campground, which is the coolest campground in the park.  In my opinion, it’s one of the coolest campgrounds in the country.  It’s full of giant boulders and the sites are nestled between them.…