Sequin Pants

WHERE can I buy these sequin pants??  Love this outfit and all the fun that it brings.  The ruffles in the top with a subtle/sparkly necklace is the perfect touch.

LOVE this option for new years!

New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea #2

Here’s my second option for new years eve.  This doesn’t photograph as pretty as the gold dress, but it’s still such a gorgeous/elegant option!!  I think I’d do the same makeup/hair as the gold dress for this one as with outfit #1.

Accessorized this outfit with…

Pim + Larkin Necklace, BCBG Clutch, DV Black Heels

Dress (click here)~ this is on sale too now!!  Darn it…but at least you guys can get it for less!

Can’t wait for NYE ❤


New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea #1

I just got this in from Piperlime and I’m obsessed with this gold dress!!  Not only is it incredibly comfortable/stretchy, but the gold really pops out!

I’m thinking I could pair this with hot pink lipstick and some romantic hair? =)

Paired the dress with a beaded black necklace (can’t remember where I got it), black BCBG clutch, bebe heels.

Dress (click here).  It’s on sale right now!!  I totally bought it before then (boo) but at least you can get it for a discount now!




Favorite Online Shopping Sites

Who DOESN’T love online browsing for clothes, accessories, shoes, purses…household goods??

1. Amazon

I have Amazon prime and probably buy something from this site no less than 1x per week.  This site is seriously the most incredible .com site EVER.  You can buy groceries, books, household goods, craft supplies, clothes, shoes, makeup…EVERYTHING.  I swear someday they’ll sell lumbar and delivery it within 2 days.  If I could only shop on one site for the rest of my life, Amazon would be it.  As an Amazon Prime member, I get free 2-day shipping and it’s just SO EASY to get stuff in a flash.  Shopping in LA is so hard with traffic/parking that I rely heavily on prime shipping.  My coworkers say that as Mom’s, they buy all their baby stuff through Amazon so that they don’t have to go to a store with a screaming baby (just the hassle of traveling with the baby is avoided).  AND returns are really easy!

2. Piperlime

My go-to site for all clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, etc.  I even go here for GIFTS!  It’s just so easy to order from there because I completely TRUST the brand, the items sold on the site AND you can return it for free.  I have a banana republic luxe card and I get free shipping on all the orders as well.  Shopping with Piperlime/Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy/Athletica is SO easy.  Plus, shipping is FAST.


Asos is a site that I go to for everything I can’t find on #1 and #2.  Shipping and Returns are fast and free.  There are THOUSANDS of products on this site and everything is incredibly trendy and fair priced.  I don’t trust everything on this site the way I trust Piperlime, but I’m never afraid to order since I can easily return what I don’t like.

If you’re not used to shopping online or are afraid of it~ start with these three sites!  They really make the buying/returning experience easy and each company comes with really superb customer service if you need help. =)

xoxoxo  Happy Holiday Shopping!


Statement Earrings

In my early 20s, I was ALL ABOUT the loud, flashy earrings.  I mean the bigger and more obnoxious the better.  I liked my hair big, makeup bright, and earrings the size of saucers.  As a late 20s (almost 30) gal, I’ve started to wear more flashy studs.  I dress up casual outfits for work with statement studs or pair a LBD with big earrings.  I’ve found that fancy studs are WAY more versatile.  Plus, since they’re not as obvious, you can wear them more often that flashy dangling earrings.

Here are three I ordered from Piperlime.  Unfortunately, I only liked the Sabine earrings.  The others just weren’t as cute in person as they were online.  Or at least they didn’t look good on me.  The Banana Earrings were TOO unique, which meant that I couldn’t get a lot of wear out of them, and the Tinley Road earrings were gorgeous but a little too mature for me.


From the top left…

1. Stardust Fan Earring by Banana Republic

3. Circle Cabochon Studs  by Sabine


Kate Spade Earrings


I bought these earrings in March 2013 and I literally wear them with EVERTHING.  They are classy and sassy enough for work and dinners with the girls. ♥

Im a HUGE Kate Spade fan with purses, clothes, shoes…and her jewelry doesn’t disappoint!  I tend to have sensitive ears, so a lot of Forever 21 earrings hurt my ears.  However, these gorgeous studs don’t irritate my skin at all!

I’ve gotten so many compliments with these earrings~ And the best part?  They come in a variety of colors too!!

I bought mind from Nordstrom, but I’ve also seen them at Bloomingdales as well. 🙂


From CB Boutique

Aren’t these earrings GORGEOUS??

CB Boutique - WINGS OF LOVE EARRINGS, $49.00 ( #wedding #jewelry #style #fashionWINGS OF LOVE EARRINGS

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This weekend was…AWESOME.  I went out on Friday night for my friend’s birthday and then I spent the rest of the weekend resting and catching up with my bff who moved to Sacramento this summer.  I was feeling super under the weather last week and exhausted from LIFE.  So over the weekend I kept to myself and relaxed at home.

Friday: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar + The Virigl

It was my beautiful friend’s birthday party on Friday and it was SO MUCH FUN.

photo_1love these lights!



My favorite earrings from Banana Republic


The rest of the weekend I literally did nothing but relax… I really needed the down time.  We sold some wedding items which was lovely, and then received some cool canvas prints we ordered. =)


For this upcoming weekend, Markel and I planned on doing NOTHING~~ but that quickly ended.  We have plans Thurs-Sunday.  LOL  I guess we jinxed ourselves huh?


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Wedding Pictures (Part V)

Oops, totally forgot to post these from a few months before!  The last and final post of the wedding ❤

The Reception!

This day feels soOOOOoo long ago.  I can’t believe we got married and are currently living a newlywed life…so weird! lol  Feels like yesterday when Markel and I met and were having a blast as early 20-somethings.  But 5+ years later…here we are as a married couple. ❤

To check out the other parts of our wedding…

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Pinterest Outfit Ideas & Inspirations

I love looking at Pinterest to help me decide what new items I want to buy or give me ideas on how I should repurpose some older items in my closet.  Here ares one of my favorite looks that can transition from summer to fall and be my new fall staples.

Wedding Pictures (Part IV)

The Korean Cermony–this was my FAVORITE part of the wedding.  The only time I was completely relaxed and having fun.

Elders throw dates (girls) and chestnuts (boys) and whatever the bride and groom catch signify how many babies we’re going to have ❤

Money Envelopes to help us on our honeymoon ❤

Each biting one side of a date ❤

Tea Love Shot

Carrying his Mama to thank her for raising him

Carrying Me to signify our new life together

Wedding Pictures (Part II)

Pictures before the Ceremony with our Bridal Party + Family ❤

Our First Look

The ladies

The men

The massive bridal party of 18

My Family

Markel’s Family

After Ceremony Couple Shots ❤  These are my favorite.

Wedding Pictures (part I)

life has been so busy I completely forgot to post our wedding pictures!  We have so many it’ll probably take like 10 posts… but here are some of us getting ready ❤

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

Every Fourth of July, I’m always scrambling to get something red, white and blue.  This past year, I’ve been consciously looking for clothing that isn’t just those colors~ but has the actual flag pattern.  I’ve found that Forever 21, Love Culture and Brandy Melville all have really great options!

Here are some inspirational ideas from Pinterest as well:

Wedding Photos Sneak Peak (Professional)

We got a little sneak peak of the professional photos from our photog.  Here are a few for you to see too! ❤

Can you tell there was a theme going on?

HUGE Bridal Party right?

Can’t WAIT to show you guys more!!! xo

Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Prep, Bridal Party Madness

Yes…this is more than a month late.  Life has been so cray!  Here are pictures from the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner ❤  It’s awesome to post these a little late because it brings back all the wonderful memories of that weekend! xo

Eagles Nest Clubhouse

(note: I would never recommend anyone having their wedding here now that I’ve gone through it.  Read my Yelp Review for more info)


 My Wedding Rehearsal Outfit ❤


Rehearsal Dinner

Picked a delicious Chinese Food restaurant with our own banquet room~ That was really nice ❤



All the unglamourous wedding prep of Thursday Night and Friday Morning…


Hautelook Haul

I haven’t shopped online at a sample sale website in…AGES.  I was looking for a birthday present for someone on Hautelook, when I came across these gorgeous earrings ❤  I’m obsessed with studs and some bright colors for spring right now.  Can’t wait till they come!

Navajo Earrings

Rose Post Earrings