Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous!  This new line is amazing.  I found two of my favorites and although I’m not sure it would fit into my future “theme”, I’m obsessed with these!

For the first dress, I imagine it would be perfect for a NYE wedding where everything will be black tie and gold.  I’d want to sparkle the night away in this gorgeous dress and my nude Valentino pumps! =D

The dress on the right is my #2 Fave:
Also nice choices… (kinda)
What are your thoughts?  Do you love this line as much as I do??

Call Of The Wild Maxi Skirt by MINKPINK

LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt!!!  So ADORBS~~ I want it so badly for the summer.  Yes it’s loud, yes it’ll probably be worn only once…but I LOVE IT!  I can imagine wearing it with a really flowy tank and flats and LOUD red lipstick and my hair tied up in a bun ❤

Mink Pink Sale on Piperlime, only $36!

Bringing Back the 80s

I was looking through piperlime’s bi-annual sale tonight and found that there are SO MANY 80s items!  I know I know…this isn’t anything new…but I’m still surprised to find things that I grew up with and wore~ being the new “trend”.  Here are some fun finds that I wouldn’t mind wearing again.  LOL

Boyfriend Fashion: Preppy Style

So…Markel doesn’t know it yet…but this summer I plan to revamp his wardrobe with some more preppy pieces.  I’ve decided that preppy looks the best on him and really gives off a clean, put-together look.  He can mix and match without a problem, plus he’ll always look appropriate to every function without much effort.  Button downs, polos, khakis, boat shoes, hats… it’s SO adorable!

Here my inspiration board first, then I’ll show you the new things I’m looking to add to Markel’s wardrobe =D

My Shopping List:$pdp_fs418$$pdp_fs418$$pdp_fs418$

 Okay…so it wasn’t just a FEW key pieces…kind of a lot really…But each item was so adorable i just couldn’t take anything out!

Hair Style of the Day: Falling Braid

Gosh I love this new braid!  It’s so romantic, fun, flirty and perfect for a special occassion (or just a day out with friends).  I’m actually considering this as the perfect wedding-do for my brother’s wedding, but we’ll see if I can do this to myself…

Sneak Peak: Weekend Recap and Review

I had SUCH a fun weekend!!  I took Friday off and it was an amazing 4-days off.  After a few tough weeks of work, etsy orders and social extraveganzaaaas…I needed much needed down time to spend with Markel, friends from home and working out in the sun ❤  Unfortunately I left my camera with my friend’s house so I only have a few photos taken from my phone.  When I get my camera back, I’ll make sure to do a nice long update =)  For now…here’s a sneak peak!

My bestie’s graduation, running on the Santa Monica stairs, Korean BBQ, Lazy morning in bed with Markel.  MUCH MORE to come!! xoxoxo

(Beach, BBQ, Jewelry Party, Etsy, Cleaning, Nursery, and much much more~~~)

Today is my last day off and I fully plan to spend the bulk filling the last of my etsy orders and whipping up some great meals to eat this week ❤  LOVE LOVE LOVE long weekends!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Fashion: outfit of the day

Happy Memorial Day Weekend All!!

This pic really makes me want Cat Eye Sunglasses ❤

From “P.S.-I made this…”

I LOVE this!  so easy, so cute…what a fun way to bring a new accessories into any summer wardrobe~ =)

Weekend Beach Style

It’s a gorgeous day in LA and I’m off to the beach to get a tan!  Happy Weekend Everyone! xoxo

Outfit of the Day: Lace Blouse Envy

I have no idea where to get this, but I came across this blouse on pinterest and I WANT IT!!!  SoooOooo adorable!!

Nail Design of the Day!

How ADORABLE is this tutorial??  So easy and the designs are so fresh and perfect (b/c of the tape!)  I could totally do this on my own and it seems virtually mistake freeeeee.

xoxo Can’t wait to try it!

Gorjana Free Shipping Sale May 25-28

Get it while it’s HOT!!  As ya’ll know…I’m quite obsessed with Gorjana Jewelry (here, here and here).  It’s simple, gorgeous, and won’t tarnish or rust. The free shipping is only for UPS ground domestic orders so please make sure to choose the right option at check-out!

A while back, I bought 4 gift certificates through bloomspot where $50 got me $110 in credit with the site.  I’ve used one so far and got these below:

This time around…here are the items I plan to get with 3 remaining gift cards =D

I’m still thinking about these babies below…LOVE them, just not sure they’re worth the price tag…

Happy Graduation Day JZN!

Today is the day my very best bff for the past 13 years is graduating from Optometry School Today!!  It’s so weird to see how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown!  yikes.  But through college, young adult life and all that life has to bring for us in the next 13 years!  Well…Here’s a fun collage of photos and here’s to hoping she’ll be taking care of me for life now!  teehee

xoxo love you xoxo

Congratulations JZN!!  I’m so proud of you ❤

Diamond Bands for everyday~

I don’t know what it is…but I’ve been really wanting a diamond band.  It seems like the people who wear them are a lot older than me…but I want one for my middle finger.  Stacks of glitter and sparkles =P   What do you think guys?  Too old for me?

Rainbow Bright Eye Makeup For All Occassions (PART II)

I got great feedback from my last post on bright eyeshadow ideas~ so here’s another one for ya’ll =D  Great inspiration for DIY ideas right?! xoxo

Outfit of the Day: Leather and Polkadots

LOVE the juxtaposition of this outfit!!  Love the girlier, retro like dress underneath paired with an edgy leather jacket.

Short Story: Lace


Gosh I LOVE the lace shorts I’ve been seeing this summer!  Not sure which style I like the best yet, but I can’t wait to get a pair ❤


Wedding Day Eye Makeup Ideas

I love makeup (if it’s not obvious already).  You can really transform a face depending on what colors/shadowing you use!  Here’s a storyboard/collage of some cool eye makeup ideas for my future wedding (and all the weddings I’ll be in as a bridesmaid this year).  Since I prefer to always do my own makeup, I can’t to try these combo’s and styles out.

Gorgeous, Classic Makeup for Weddings and Special Ocassions

Normally, I stick to a routine in my makeup that consists of pink blushes and lipsticks, bronzer, brown eye shadows..etc.  After watching a bunch of makeup tutorials like Hollyannaeree, HRH Collection, and FrmHeadtoToe) I tried a bunch of new colors and makeup styles.  These didn’t look awesome all the time, but it was nice trying new things and getting to know my face shape/style better.  One of the looks that I’m still trying to master is the ever so “classic” look that I can put on and use for any and all occasions.  One that looks polished, incredibly gorgeous, and yet appropriate during the day and evening.  Here are some inspirational looks that I’m going to try out this week~ =D

Weekend Photo Dump and Recap (2 weeks)

Goodness, I’ve been so behind!!  A lot of exciting things have been happening to me at work and in my personal life, so I haven’t had much time to sit and upload pictures.  Here are the last two weeks in a long picture update!  Last weekend was Markel’s 26th Birthday, Mother’s day with his family (since mine live in Hawai’i), good eats, crafting for etsy, wedding venue shopping, exploring in silverlake, brunch at Bay Cities, and well…just things that I’ve been enjoying as of late =)  Enjoy!

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