February 26, 2014

My kind of color! It has been an amazing first year in my 30's and I am so excited for what's coming next. I've been blessed with so much throughout the years, and I'm so thankful. Something that I didn't expect was how much I would enjoy this age. The teens and 20's are all about making those mistakes - falling down, getting up, and going through all the growing pains. At 30, you know yourself better, understand what things matter most, and can make use of what you've learned and earned....and enjoy it all with the people you love!

Hubby spoiled me rotten this year! Love him and our little family more than words can say! We are off to enjoy a proper date night to celebrate.

Thanks for dropping by and for the sweet Birthday wishes i've received from near and far! 

P.S - Can you guess what's in my orange box!? 

Photo By Therese Jacinto

Style File: Grey

February 25, 2014

I'm finally feeling much better after a few days of rest. Stepped out to run a few errands and enjoyed the  perfect spring-like weather! Hope your week is off to a great start!

SWEATER:  HM   |   JEANS:  GAP (old)   |   FLATS:  Valentino  |   PURSE Celine    |   WATCH: Larsson and Jennings


Insta Life

February 24, 2014

I've been battling a weird bug since Thursday, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the weekend. We checked into The Westin Saint Francis for a little 2-day family staycation to celebrate my upcoming birthday. Even if San Francisco is practically our backyard, it felt great to "get-away" and explore our favorite city up close and personal. 

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great week!

LAMP: West Elm   |   SUNNIES: Celine   |   WATCH: Larsson and Jennings   |   
LIPSTICK: Bareminerals Moxie in Live It Up   |   WALLET PHONE CASE: J Crew 

In My Closet: Dangerous

Every mom needs a pair of flats that'll make her feel oh-so-dangerous!

A few months ago I purchased the strapless version of these bad girls but ended up returning them. I decided I preferred the caged style (they add that extra edge!!). Can't tell you how unbelievably comfortable they are- and how fab I feel while wearing them. They're especially perfect for days I need that boost - adding the perfect dose of ooomph to my step!

Thanks for dropping by! 

Valentino Rockstud Noir Caged Flats here

Style File: Blush

February 14, 2014

Added a touch of "color" to my date night ensemble (it is after all, Valentine's Day!). This kind of nude-blush hue is the perfect addition to my monochromatic closet. 

We're planning to head out for a family date night then snuggle up together on the couch to watch House of Cards. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Thank you SO much for dropping by. 

SWEATER:  HM   |   DRESS:  Joie (via Nordstrom Rack)   |   Sandals:  Celine   |   Tote Celine    
SUNGLASSES: Celine   |   WATCH: Larsson and Jennings   |   LEATHER JACKET: Michael Kors

S H O P    B L U S H :

Style File: OTK

February 13, 2014

I can't get enough of all the amazing steals and deals everywhere this time of year! I've picked up a lot of insane bargains over the past few weeks. The winner in my book has got to be Nordstrom Rack. These flat suede over-the-knee boots were a fraction (of a fraction...) of what I had initially been eyeing.  I don't like diving into trends, but I do like stepping out of my comfort zone once in a while. Because the quality, comfort and price all fit the bill - I didn't hesitate and bit the bullet. SO glad I did. I've discovered that they are actually pretty flattering! 

Minus the accessories, this ensemble is a super steal - the cashmere sweater is a thrift store score ( the men's section has the best sweaters - I wear this almost every day!), and the skirt is from Forever 21. Nothing gets me more excited than finding a good deal and seamlessly mixing high-low pieces.

Be sure to drop by your nearest Rack! They'll be having their clear the rack event from February 14-17 for an additional 25% off clearance. Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by!

SWEATER:  Thrifted   |   SKIRT:  Forever 21   |   BOOTS Crown by Born (via Nordstrom Rack)   |   CLUTCH Celine    
SUNGLASSES:  Celine    |   WATCH:  Larsson and Jennings   |   BRACELET: Thanks to Daniel Espinosa

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Style File: Daniel Espinosa

February 12, 2014

I've been hibernating after a long and rough first two weeks back at work. We've got a lot going on at home, with work, and with a lot of new things on the blog (check out the new blog shop). It's times like this I end up wearing PJ's all day to get stuff done. With the rain on hold for the meantime, I took a day for myself to get dressed and step out in something other than wellies! I picked up this long vest on clearance at Nordstrom Rack - it's definitely a step out of the box for me and figured it would be a great layering piece. Paired it with my comfy chic staples - leather pants and a cashmere sweater. The heels are a great alternative to Alexander Wang's - buttery soft leather and such a steal.

How gorgeous is this gold bracelet from Daniel Espinosa?! I love the chunky chain link and tassel detail. It's the perfect accessory for any outfit - layered with other pieces or worn simply on its own. 

Going to catch up on all the fashion week news before I head back to work tomorrow.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Have a great rest of the week.

Bracelet: Thanks to Daniel Espinosa   |   Vest: Leith (via Nordstrom Rack)  |  Sweater: Vince  |   Leather leggings: Theory  |   Heels: Aldo  |    Clutch: Celine   |  Sunglasses: Celine

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New! SHOP: Craft and Couture

So much in the works over here! So excited to announce the launch of my blog shop - SHOP Craft and Couture! I'll be posting some fab finds that I've picked up along my travels. Eventually I will be adding clothing, home decor, vintage finds and some of my DIY crafts. For now, I have limited items and quantities of some modern clutches and cuffs. You can check out the shop here:

Still learning how to run this e-shop, so please bear with me if you come across any problems! Please shoot me an email if you have any comments or suggestions. Thanks for dropping by!