I ditched my fancy pants for a very, very, fancy dress. I can't help, and strongly refuse, to feel anything but elegant in this beauty. My Christmas in July month is sadly coming to an end. What better way to wrap things up than by giving this Rae Francis dress? To enter head to my Instagram for the simple rules that may lead you to engulfing your body in the sweet embrace of this gorgeous gown which is sold exclusively through Free People- so you know it's gotta be good. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
As I am writing this blog post, I find myself in a certain kind of mood which means it's time to get personal up in this bitch! This past weekend I spent a lot of time with friends which was all kinds of fun. I've had the same core group of girlfriends since, well, forever. Literally ranging from pigtail wearing preschoolers, to brace-faced high school freshmen, to "trying to figure out life" college students. Even now I still am lucky enough to be meeting some rad chickadees. The reason for my "mood" is probably caused by my reflection of how amazing life is when you have a solid foundation of people around you. It keeps me so sane. I've had some bad apples in my life and getting rid of the negativity and to be frank, bullshit, is something I am proud I've done and will continue to do. I am very protective of who I allow into my life. I have no time or patience for people who aren't honest or genuine. AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT. I kind of think my super power is the ability to karate chop out the crazy. With that said, I am also very aware that as you get older the less likely and easy it is to make genuine friendships. Hang on to the ones you love and don't take it for granted dammit! When you're married with kids and so busy changing diapers and organizing carpools you can't even see straight, you'll be thankful to have those people around. Cause I know this mama is going to still need her wine nights. It's so easy to get caught up in your life that you don't take enough time to nurture your friendships. Definitely something I am sometimes guilty of. So here's to bad ass ride or die friends and saying BYE FELICIA to the rest.
Novella Royale rosie top via Largo Drive / Blonde on Blonde Clothing bells / Brielle Belle jade choker
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Other than having a strong affinity for white dresses, crop tops, and bell bottoms- I also really like baggy t-shirts. Like really like them. This is not to be confused with normal, fitted tees. The more I feel like I'm drowning in it, the better. Oh and did you notice the motorcycle? Never did I ever think I would get on the back of one. But alas, I am a certified biker babe (passenger). Honestly, NEVER, say never. I swore hell would freeze over before I got on one due to the obvious fears. But, I have a really persistent boyfriend who is amazing at hurling me out of my comfort zone. Probably a poor choice of words. But in the end, it ain't so bad!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Hope you party people had an amazing weekend! I spent Saturday hanging out with family and ending it with an overly indulgent time at the fair. I tried deep fried red velvet cake and I don't think I'm the same person anymore. Also, new week- new giveaway! To enter, head to my Instagram and you can be the proud new owner of this perfect summertime frock!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Also, absolutely obsessed with this dress. I got compliments on it all day long. Perfect amount of romantic, sweet, and sexaaay. So easy to throw on and look put together. And you know me, that's my jam. I'll take one in at least a dozen colors please!
Jen's Pirate Booty petunia tunic via Daily Look
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
This past weekend was the birthday of our beloved USA. If there's something you should know about me, it is that I love me a long weekend. So many days to sleep in it's criminal. My college bestie and roommate throughout 90% of my San Diego years came down to visit for the weekend. Not only was it amazing seeing her, but it also spawned a SDSU reunion with my other college homies. There was some beach time and lots of beer guzzling. Also got to shoot at this amazing location wearing this skirt from Largo Drive that I have been dying for! Aside from the happy times, I did encounter a major bummer. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen my emo post, but just in case you didn't I'll give you the cliffnotes. After going to a museum in Westwood (yes I was incredibly confused and undoubtedly don't understand art) my boyfriend and I went to eat at a restaurant. By mistake we left his camera behind and returned to it being stolen. Quite possibly one of the most gut wrenching feelings I've felt in a while. Of course things like this happen sometimes and that is just life rearing it's ugly head. It can't always be rainbows and lollipops. But god damn! There has been a lot more clouds than rainbows lately. Thankfully material possessions can be replaced and far greater tragedies happen every day. So we are chalking this up to bad luck with a bit of carelessness...and a heavy dose of some stranger's greed. And so, we keep on keepin' on. Brighter days are ahead!