• Balboa Lake
    Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Thrifted Embroidered Blouse

    TOP: Loft (thrifted)  |  PANTS: H&M  |  BAG: T.J. Maxx  |  SHOES: Lulu’s           Last weekend I went to Lake Balboa because I heard that in the springtime there are tons of cherry blossom trees that bloom around the lake. This wasn’t the case yet.  They weren’t in bloom at all.  It’s fine though because I want to go back soon.  It’s a really nice park and has a lot of things to do.  There is a huge field that my dog absolutely loved to run around in. There is also a dog park that I’d like to check out and an amazing looking Japanese garden.…

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    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…

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    Styling Gingham for Summer

    SKIRT: Reclaimed Vintage (Asos)  |  SANDALS: Wanted  |  BAG: Unbranded (T.J. Maxx)  |  SUNGLASSES: Unbranded (T.J. Maxx)  |  T-SHIRT: H&M           I have been a lover of gingham since basically forever.  It just always reminds me of summer because so many picnic blankets come in gingham print.  I think Gingham can be good for fall and winter as well, but summer is more fun to style in my opinion.  I love this skirt because of the diagonal ruffle and the length.  I love how it is a bit longer than traditional midi skirts.  Midi skirts are normally unflattering on me because of my muscular calfs.  This…

  • Outfits,  Travel

    Day Trip to Solvang

    TOP: Lulu’s  |   SKIRT: Lulu’s  |  SANDALS: Forever 21  |  BAG: Coach  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx            I’ve been wanting to return to Solvang since we moved to California but we haven’t really gotten around to it until now.  Last time I was there was almost 5 years ago.  It was raining and cloudy, not the best day.  It’s a little over 2 hours from Los Angeles, good for a day trip.  I love European inspired towns.  This one is Danish and every single corner of this town fits that theme.  If that’s your thing (like it is mine) you should really check it out sometime.…

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    Taylor Swift Lover Merch Review

    T-SHIRT: Taylorswift.com  |  SWEATER: Forever 21  |  NECKLACE: Souvenir from Hawaii  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV  |  LEGGINGS: Forever 21           I bought this t-shirt when Taylor’s album Lover came out.  It came with a digital copy and I really wanted a cute t-shirt.  It turns out that the sizes are enormous and it fits like a dress.  I got a size medium because I thought it might shrink and not fit.  There’s no chance of that happening!  I didn’t want to go through the trouble of trying to return it because I had already downloaded the album.  Also, if I got a size small it wouldn’t fit properly as…

  • Travel,  Travel Guide

    Big Bear in the Fall

    JEANS: H&M (similar)  |  TOP: TJ Maxx  |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  SHOES: Ked’s  |   SUNGLASSES:  TJ Maxx (similar)           The leaves in Big Bear Lake are at peak color for the season so we took a little trip to see them.  It’s so nice to see changing leaves again because in the L.A area they don’t really change much.  There are a few random trees that do, but for the most part they stay green.  That’s something I really miss about the midwest.  Fall is so magical.  Big Bear is a nice little mountain town about two hours from L.A. and since it’s at a high elevation, it…

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    A Summer Walk

    TOP: Forever 21  |  SHORTS: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.  |  BELT: H&M  |  SHOES: Keds  |   HAIR CLIPS:H&M           We are always on the lookout for new little parks and hiking spots.  We came across this little area in Seal Beach.  Although it’s tiny, it’s pretty private and the trees are really cool.  I wore this little cropped top and some jean shorts because it was super hot out.  I found this cute top in the sale section at Forever 21.  I just love the floral embroidery and lace trim.  It’s so cute.  I paired it with my white sunglasses and these cute pearl clips.  It took me a while…

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    Casual California Winter Outfit

    LONG T-SHIRT: H&M  |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  HAT: H&M  |  BACKPACK: Sole Society |  BOOTS: Primark            Whenever I want to be super comfy I will wear leggings over one of my 3 black and white striped dresses, with a cardigan on top.  I recently got this one from H&M in the sale section.  I actually bought it on Black Friday but haven’t really worn it until recently.  It also makes a good P.J. shirt.  I like this combination because it’s really comfortable and you can do anything in in, but I don’t think it looks too sloppy.           This past weekend we…

  • Holidays,  Outfits

    First California Christmas

    SWEATER: H&M (available in store)  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV  |  BOOTS: Rue 21           Merry Christmas!!  This year was my first warm Christmas ever.  It was super strange but the weather was perfect.  I wore my new winter sweater with this pretty embellished deer.  I love how the antlers are sprinkled with pearls and rhinestones.  The pom pom nose is also adorable.  I LOVE Christmas sweaters so much because they are just so festive.  I found this beauty at H&M, in store.  It is still available, just not online.  Today we opened presents, stopped by the beach, went for a little walk, ate dinner…

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    Transitioning to Fall

    Cardigan: H&M Dress:Angie (from a small shop in Nashville, IN) Boots: Forever 21 I found this dress in a little shop a few years ago when I was in College.  I was drawn to the color first  (aqua is my favorite).  I think the designs are pretty amazing too.  I love all the detail and sequins.  It kind of reminds me of a stained glass window, or some sort of intricate architecture.  I got this light-weight cardigan from H&M online.  It’s really great for mild weather.  It’s perfect for early fall days when it’s just a little bit chilly.  It’s easy to transition your summer clothes into fall clothes by…