Puerto Vallarta: Modeliste Magazine

posted on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A couple weeks ago I ventured south of the border with my babes Racquel Natasha, Jessi Malay, and Modiste Magazine. We spent four days at the amazing Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Picturesque doesn't even begin to describe it. 

From the moment I arrived it was top notch service. I was greeted with a glass of champagne and then proceeded to pick out what type of pillow I wanted plus the fragrance for my room. To make matters even more grand I indulged in a welcome back massage...I MEAN.

Some of you may have caught my room tour on Snapchat (username: LILBLACKBOOTS!) which was filled with pure joy. Everything from the chilled bottle of champagne waiting for me to    balcony and beach front views was everything. Every night I came back to more chocolate and drinks for two. Which brings me to the hilarious point that I constantly felt like I was on a romantic getaway but unfortunately was...alone. Haha. The first night I came back to a bubble bath covered in rose petals. YOU GUYS. Where's my boyfriend when I needed him?! But don't worry, I slipped into that bath and had a romantic night watching the O.J. show. 

I think my favorite part of the trip would have to be the dinner on the beach at La Palapa. Literally the most delicious meal I've had in a while. Let's just say every plate was cleared. 

Without skipping a beat we all hopped on a plane back to California to jump straight into Coachella. Needless to say it was an intense week. Stay tuned for my Coachella recap coming real soon including details about all the outfits I wore that weekend! 

Around the Office: Update with Dr. Yana

posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hello friends! Today's post is a little bit different than my usual fashion norm because today we are touching base with Dr. Yana and my...Invisalign! So a little update on my progress I am currently wrapping up tray number 9. Can't believe I'm already here- just a testament to how fast time flies. 

I am ecstatic to report that I am so happy with the results so far! Since I knew this was going to be a process, I didn't bother much with checking any noticeable differences with my teeth. Too soon I thought- well I thought wrong. I saw a big improvement in my bottom teeth and to this day am still shocked at how quickly that occurred. 

So last time we discussed lifestyle changes including the non-existence of guilty pleasure snacking. Well that is still happening. I can't tell you how many times I've passed on a tasty treat, cupcake, or general deliciousness because I didn't want to fuss with my Invisalign. And surprisingly, it hasn't been challenging at all. The thing that has been more tough for me is dealing with liquids! Water is your friend- everything else is not. If you've followed me for a while you know that I am a self-proclaimed wino. Red please. 

As far as any pain, the only time I experienced any discomfort was tray number 6. That one was definitely tight on the first day. But it's a good sore- kind of like when you go to the gym and are sore the next day but you know that just means you did something right. Am I right?! 

Another point to mention is my level of overall comfort with Invisalign. You definitely may feel a little self-conscious when around other people. I used to fight the urge to take it off when in social settings. Now I don't mind literally at all. I can speak without a lisp and the bulkiness is pretty much non existent. 

Lastly, going to the dentist is never high up on anyone's priority list. Let's face it, it's not the most enjoyable experience. But I kid you not when I say I look forward to visits with Dr. Yana. Reason number one out of a million is that she exclusively treats Invisalign patients. This means no needles, drills, numbing creams, or any other cringe worthy dentist delights. 100% non invasive! And can we talk about how beautiful her office is?! Something I learned is that all Invisalign runs about the same price. So if you can have your experience with this kind of ambience- it's kind of a no-brainer!! 

But most importantly she is incredibly kind and personable. Everyone that works with her is equally upbeat and informative which makes each visit dare I say- FUN.  

I am so excited to keep taking the steps towards a great smile. If you have a similar story to me or simply have questions concerning Invisalign or Dr. Yana's practice, please feel free to email me or comment below! 

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Trend To Love: Fringe Denim

posted on: Friday, March 25, 2016

Photos by: Olivver Simon

Happiest of Fridays love! I didn't realize it was a holiday weekend until last night. Oh life. This weekend I will be heading to Big Bear to celebrate my bae's birthday! We have a big group of friends congregating in a cabin where we shall commence drinking, snowboarding, and being all around merry. CAN'T. WAIT. 

Definitely not going to lie. Feeling major guilt pangs missing Easter this year. I think it may be only the second time in my life I have not been home. But hey, that's a pretty good track record all things considered!! 

Ok now, back to the fashun. As I've mentioned before, I have fallen back in love with jeans and boy have I fallen hard. I am very grateful for the new cropped/cutoff style because it gives me and my hard to dress legs a chance! Here I paired them with a long trench and of course my trusty LBB's. This exact style I am wearing is sold out (get on that waiting list!) but I've linked below some equally amazing alternatives.  

Now time for my tip! I have one word for you: BODYSUITS. They are the jam paired with denim. I like a little peekaboo with my outfits and it does the trick. Show a little, but not too much! 

Ok that is all for now. Must go tackle the rest of my checklist including packing. Why do I always do this to myself?!

Happy weekend vibes babes! x 

Pixie Market fringe bottoms jeans and faux fur clutch / American Apparel dylan trench

Coachella: Lulu's Festival

posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Photos by: Kate Moore

I can't believe I am saying this but it's almost that time babes! Yes that is correct I am talking about the almighty festival season. I am getting the festivities started this year with my friends over at Lulu's! 

Finding the perfect outfit can be daunting. Trust me, I am not immune from the headache of crafting an on fleek fit which is why I weigh heavily on major online inspo. I also love/need/desire specific categories so I can really focus before my ADD kicks in! 

Enter Lulu's Boho Category- filled to the brim with rompers, dresses, kaftans, jewels, gems, and everything in-between. Basically your festival outfit dream. My advice to avoid being overwhelmed and really getting your ideal outcome is to go into the search with a plan. What colors are you digging this spring? What cuts and lengths have been your go-to's lately? What trends do you want to avoid?

Create a mental checklist and you'll be able to filter through the pages lickety-split! Tunnel vision my friends. This year I'm taking a different approach with my look than years past. Ohhh mystery. Stay tuned babes!

The One To Watch: Nicole Vienna

posted on: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Photos by: Will Tee Yang

I always wondered when/if my style would change. I sometimes felt like I dressed too young for my age but of course that didn't stop me. I think you should wear what makes you feel good no matter what. But this year the tides have changed and I find myself drawn to a more minimal look. 

This can also be seen with my accessories. The last couple years chunky, statement pieces were my go-to. But now I'm coveting anything and everything gold and minimal. Enter this amazing watch from Nicole Vienna. I think I literally gasped when I saw it online. I love the mesh paired with the black marble. A watch will always be a classic part of a woman's wardrobe which is why I think you should keep them sleek and timeless. Pardon that pun. It's also the easiest way to bring an outfit together both casual and dressy. 

What accessories are you guys digging for spring? Leave a comment below and let me know! 

Nicole Vienna Soir N79 Mesh Watch