• Floral puffy sleeve top from H&M
    Outfits

    Floral Puff-Sleeve Top

    TOP: H&M (similar)  |  SHORTS: Target  |  BAG: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           I haven’t bought many new clothing items this summer because of everything going on with the pandemic (finances & avoiding shopping too much), but I did get some new things from H&M.  Every time I go there I go straight to the sale section because I am a big sucker for clearance clothing.  If you have been following my blog for a while, I’m sure you know.  But also, their clothes aren’t the best quality so I don’t like to pay full price for them because it’s usually not worth it.  This…

  • Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Ruffled One-Piece

    SWIMSUIT: H&M  |  SHORTS: Zara  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.  |  EARRINGS: Kate Spade  | BEACH BAG: Bath and Body Works (gift)          I got this swimsuit about a month and a half ago from H&M.  I fell in love with the fabric and style.  I actually bought it in a small and had to return it and get an extra small.  It’s only available online, but it is so pretty.  I’ve been looking for more one-piece swimsuits because I feel like they are more comfortable than bikinis.  The only thing that kind of bothers me about this suit is that it is too high-cut, otherwise it would…

  • Outfits,  Travel

    A Day in Santa Barbara

    DRESS: See You Monday  |  BAG: T.J. Maxx (similar cute ones)   |  SANDALS: Forever 21  |  NECKLACE: Made myself, supplies from Hobby Lobby  |  HEADBAND: H&M (similar)  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           My husband and I took a little day trip to Santa Barbara yesterday.  It’s only an hour and a half from Los Angeles and we haven’t really spent much time there.  When we came to California on vacation several years ago we visited a beach in Santa Barbara.  I’m pretty sure that’s all I had done there.  I’ve been wanting to go back just to see the city and explore the area.  I have to…

  • How to Style

    How to be Confident Wearing Color

    Top: Forever 21  |  Pants: Forever 21  |  Sandals: Abound           This may be a little difficult for me to explain because I’ve personally never had any issues wearing bright colors.  I have always been naturally drawn to color.  I couldn’t imagine avoiding it.  I have just heard people over the span of my life say something along the lines of “I can’t pull that off, it’s too bright.”  Based off previous conversations and observations, it seems that a lot of people think that if they wear a bright color it will make them stand out too much.  I don’t think this is the case.  When…

  • Uncategorized

    My Favorite Jewelry Pieces Part 2

    Earrings from my wedding: T.J. Maxx  Ring from Wish (it’s surprisingly good quality) Pearl floral earrings: Asos Temporary Wedding Band: Local Eclectic (still need to get the real one that goes with my ring) Wedding ring for times when I don’t want to risk ruining my real one: Etsy Horn or moon opal earrings: Local Eclectic (gift from my husband) Opal necklace: Gift from my aunt from when I was a little kid Hoop earrings: Nordstrom Rack Sample Sale Faux tourmaline earrings: T.J. Maxx Super sparkly purple studs: Kate Spade New York           A few years ago I did a post about my favorite jewelry pieces.  Since then,…

  • Outfits,  Travel

    Road Trip Outfit

      TOP: H&M  |  SHORTS: Target  |  SCARF: H&M  |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  SNEAKERS: Target             This past two days were spent in Big Sur.  We drove to Monterey on Friday and got back home in L.A. on Saturday.  We left at 6am Friday just to ensure we had enough time to stop at all of the fun places. We have been several times before so it was plenty of time for us.  If you have never been, I recommend spending at least 3 days on this trip, especially if you are going to stop at State Parks.  I might do another post with…

  • Outfits,  Travel

    Big Bear in the Summer

    TOP: H&M (still available in stores)  |  JEANS: Asos |  BAG: Walmart  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.        This past weekend we went back to Big Bear Lake.  It’s one of those places that i’ve wanted to bring my future dog to.  Now that I have one, we can take him.  It’s a little mountain town, surrounding a lake in southern California.  We have been there twice before, once in winter and once and once in fall.  It’s nice because the weather actually changes there so if we want to remember what seasons feel like, we can go.  There are a bunch of hiking trails around the lake and in the mountains, a cute downtown with shops…

  • Collaborations

    Loverbeauty Shapewear and Plus Size Dresses

                                  Lover-beauty.com has an array of plus size dresses for summer and shapewear at an affordable price.  If you are looking for a nice new dress and something to wear underneath be sure to check out the site.  They also have non-plus size clothing as well if that is your fit.  Cutout Shoulder Plus Size Dress I know it can be hard to find plus size options that are flattering and affordable.  Like I said, Loverbeauty has affordable, trendy plus size clothing. There are a lot of cute ones but I chose to highlight this black dress because it’s the perfect…

  • Outfits

    Mint Green Ruffle Tee

    TOP: Target (available in store)  |  JEANS: Asos  |  SNEAKERS: Ked’s  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV (similar)           I was shopping at Target this weekend, looking for some basic necessities, and I came across this cute top in the clearance section.  It was too cute to pass up, especially for such a good deal.  I recently did a closet clear-out and was checking to see what items I was lacking in my wardrobe and decided that I needed a green top.  I have a pair of embroidered jeans and don’t have a lot to wear with them.  When I got home I realized that the top that I bought…

  • Instagram Guide

    How to Find Your Own Instagram Style

              These days I have noticed a ton of popular Instagram influencers selling their own presets for editing.  I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong with that, except that everybody’s photos end up looking the same.  I think that kind of takes some of the individuality away from your feed.  I understand using them if you don’t want to have your own style, but this post is for the people that do.           My Instagram feed has never really changed too much.  I used to use filters, now I generally don’t.  Occasionally I will use one but very subtly.  I like…