Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NYFW Photo Diary




Hi pretties!

Today I am sharing my very first NYFW experience with you all! Fair warning: this post is very photo heavy (and I apologize in advance for my crazy iPhone photos - they aren't pretty, but they are real haha!).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Black & White




Hi pretties!

I hope you had a great weekend! I spent mine doing a complete overhaul on our apartment. Since I work so much, I've been doing a little bit at a time for the past few months. I decided just to bite the bullet and finish everything up...it was SO exhausting. I didn't realize how much had accumulated - yikes! Haha :-)


Friday, September 15, 2017

8 Tips for NYFW and Link Up



Happy Friday, loves!

I can't believe it's already been nearly a week since my adventure in New York! Today, I'm sharing everything I learned from my first experience at NYFW and things that I wish I knew beforehand. Plus, I'm styling this gorgeous embroidered top from Joules! *heart eyes*


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Comfiest Off-the-shoulder Dress



Happy Wednesday, beauties!

I've missed you all so much! I am finally back from my NYFW adventure and completely underestimated how crazy busy I would be so I apologize for my lack of posts. Today, I'm talking about this cute and comfy dress from Rachel Roy!

Friday, September 8, 2017

NYFW & Link Up




Hi beauties!

I hope you are enjoying your week! I am officially in New York and yesterday was just too crazy to get a full outfit post up. I was running on three hours of sleep and decided that editing photos needed to wait ;-) Anyway, our hotel is SUPER cute and we had such a great time at a blogger meet up last night. I met SO many girls that I engage with constantly on Instagram and it was so amazing to actually meet them in person. New York is so incredible and not at all what I thought it would be like. I also had my first taxi and uber experience - success! We (my roommate, Anca and I (@agracefullife.blog) have a pretty full schedule booked with various shows, parties and meetings, but are still making time to explore the city a bit before we leave. Tomorrow is the busiest day! We will start at the Eliza J showroom, then head to BaubleBar headquarters, check out the Galtiscopio and Vaishali shows and finish up at the Style Collective Party. I have a really exciting fitting on Saturday for a couple of shows I'm attending over the weekend and will have the experience of going backstage at the Tibi show and getting my hair done by Aveda. So excited! I can't wait to share everything with you next week! In the meantime, follow along with my Instagram Stories for behind-the-scenes access of all things fashion week :-) 

Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

End-of-Summer Resort Style



Happy Wednesday, lovelies!

I hope you are enjoying your week :-) I am still scrambling around getting everything ready for my flight to New York tomorrow - EEK! I cannot believe it's finally here! Today, I'm styling an end-of-summer resort look with Halebob. Read on to see how I styled this gorgeous dress!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day Style with Draper James



Happy Labor Day beauties!

I hope you are enjoying your day off :-) Today, I am catching up on blog work, packing for my upcoming trip and relaxing with the hubby. It's been raining like crazy this weekend (it flooded yesterday!) but we managed to snap these photos in between downpours. Read on to see how I styled this gorgeous top from Draper James!


Friday, September 1, 2017

4 Reasons Why Rejection is Okay & Link Up



Hi pretties! Happy September!

I hope you are having the best day!.I'm soooooo excited for the weekend :-D Today, I'm styling this incredible Eliza J dress (in pink, of course!) and talking all about rejection and why, sometimes, it's a good thing!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lace Off the Shoulder Dress



Happy Wednesday!

I hope you are having an amazing week! This whole month has just been insane and I cannot wait to cannot wait to catch up on some sleep this weekend. Today, I'm talking about this pretty little lace dress! Read on to see how I styled it..


Monday, August 28, 2017

Luxurious Hair with Pura D'or



 This post is sponsored by Red Dress Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy Monday, pretties!

Today, I'm reviewing the Pura D'or Advanced Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. Read on to see my thoughts on these products!


Friday, August 25, 2017

Why You Need Blush in Your Wardrobe & Link Up




Happy Friday, darlings!

Today, I'm talking all about why you should own at least one blush-colored item in your closet. Read on to see how I incorporated this gorgeous color into my outfit!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pink Ruffled Romper




Hi pretties!

I hope you are having an amazing Wednesday! I apologize for the late post. I encountered some hacking issues with my Amazon account last night while I was editing photos and ended up spending hoursss on the phone trying to sort it out. Ugh! I literally have no idea how this happened because I have the craziest password you can think of that makes absolutely no sense. It happens to best of us I guess lol! ;-)


Monday, August 21, 2017

Hot Pink Ruffled Skirt




Happy Monday, pretties!

I hope you had an amazing weekend. Mine was super busy because I had a ton of work to get done, but I did manage to throw in a four hour nap haha! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Why I Started My Blog & Link Up



Happy Friday!

Isn't this lemon skirt the cutest thing you've ever seen?! *all the heart eyes!*

Anyway, I have been getting an abundance of questions lately regarding this blog. I have so much to share that I couldn't possibly cover everything in one post so I'll be sharing little tidbits every now and then and will hopefully make it a regular series, if you guys like it! Today, I'm starting from the beginning....one of my most asked questions. 

Why did I start my blog?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August Beauty Faves




Hi pretties!

I hope your week is amazing so far! So I know that I typically post about fashion, but when I took my break a few weeks ago, I decided that there were some changes I wanted to implement and other areas of interest that I wanted to introduce in conjunction with my OOTD posts. One of those things will be the introduction of beauty and skincare posts. While I have done a handful of blog posts on these subjects, I have kept these mainly to Instagram. Beauty and skincare are a huge part of who I am and I am very excited to share this part of me with you. I'll be experimenting with this for the next few months, so please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about products or any requests for posts. I have a ton of exciting changes coming soon for the blog over the next few months and I'm very excited to share with you. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

5 Reasons Why I Love Dresses



Happy Monday, lovelies!

You all know how I LOVE dresses so today I'm going to give you my top five reasons why I adore them (and why you should too!). 


Friday, August 11, 2017

Gingham Style & Link Up



 This post is sponsored by Red Dress Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy Friday, darlings!

I hope you enjoyed my Psy reference in the title haha! I love that song <3 As you can see, today is all about my favorite summer print...gingham! It reminds me picnic in the park and lazy days by the pool. :-) Also, my husband decided that he wanted to experiment with some very wide shots for this post. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

How to Transition Your Summer Dresses to Fall




 This post is sponsored by Red Dress Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own.


Hi pretties!

I hope your week is going well! Today, I'm styling this gorgeous dress from Red Dress Boutique and showing you how to transition your Summer dresses into Fall. Also, I'm experimenting a bit with my photos today so let me know your thoughts below!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Rose Print Midi Skirt



Hi pretties! Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend <3 Mine was both productive and relaxing so no complaints here;-) Today I'm talking about this adorable outfit and sharing something amazing with you! Eek!


Friday, August 4, 2017

Ruffled Wrap Dress & Link Up




Hi pretties!

I hope you've had a great week :-) Thank you all for the support you showed on my last post. I appreciate you guys so much! Read on to see how I styled this incredible dress <3


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Letting Go of Toxic Relationships




Hi pretties!

Thank you so much for all the support regarding yesterday's launch! You guys are the best :-) I wanted to talk about something a bit more personal today...toxic relationships. I was debating on posting this as it's really hard for me to share, but you all said you wanted more personal posts and I'm hoping this can benefit and encourage someone so here ya go :-)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Pretty in Paris: My Phone Case Launch!




Hi beauties!

Today is the big day! I've been working hard behind the scenes for nearly five months on this project. and I am ecstatic to finally see it come to fruition. Read on to see my inspiration for this design...

Monday, July 31, 2017

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding



Happy Monday, darlings!

Wedding season is in full swing and and if you're anything like me, you like to pick out the perfect dress for the occasion. No one does special occasion dresses like Chi Chi London. Their gorgeous designs will ensure that you're the best dressed wedding guest!

Friday, July 28, 2017

How to Style a Ruffle Skirt & Link Up



Happy Friday!

It's no secret that ruffles are my absolute favorite trend of the season (or any season for that matter). Whether I'm styling pieces for my Instagram or pinning inspiring looks to my Pinterest board, ruffles always seem to make an appearance. Most of the time, my ruffles on top but today I am showing you how to style a ruffled skirt :-) 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

La Vie En Rose



 This post is sponsored by Stormie Dreams. As always, all opinions are my own.

Hello, pretties!

I hope your week is going well :-) Today I am styling none other than a ....pink dress! Are you surprised? Ha! You can never own too  many, right? 


Monday, July 24, 2017

30 Things You Didn't Know About Me




Hi beauties!!

I am so happy to be back from my break and back to my regular posting schedule! Thank you all for the sweet and encouraging emails, messages and comments. I've had a ton of time to think and I'm so excited to start implementing some changes over the next few months. If any of you have any questions about anything and would like me to write a post about it, let me know!

As for today, I am sharing 30 things you didn't know about me! I originally started this for my Instagram account in celebration of my 30th birthday. It was so well-received that I thought I would share on the blog as well! Enjoy :-)


Friday, July 21, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Faves! & Link Up




Yay! It's finally time for public access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Shop my picks below :-)

Monday, July 17, 2017

There's still time!


Happy Monday, friends!

So I am very much enjoying my break. Thank you all so much for your kind words and sweet emails. You are all so supportive and encouraging! I just wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter the $1,000 Nordstrom gift card giveaway! If you a card holder, definitely check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Little White Dress & Friday Faves Link Up



Happy Friday, friends!

I hope you've had an amazing week! I'm styling this pretty white dress today and talking about something that has been on my mind recently...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Favorite Picks






Hi pretties!

I'm pretty sure you've all heard about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and if you haven't it's the one time of the year that Nordstrom has huge markdowns on new seasonal merchandise.....

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Comfiest T-Shirt Dress & Giveaway




Hi pretties!

I hope your week is off to a great start! Today, I'm talking about this comfy and cute t-shirt dress anddd about the struggles of cleaning out my closet....ugh! Plus I have an amazing Nordstrom giveaway at the end of this post for you :-)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Polka Dot Ruffle Dress & Friday Faves Link Up




Happy Friday, darlings!
 
I hope you've had the best week! Today, I'm sharing with you the outfit that I wore a couple of weeks ago. Read on for details...
 


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Blush & Black




Hi pretties!
 
I hope you all had the best fourth of July! Read on to see how I spent the holiday and to get more details on this pretty blush and black combo <3

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fourth of July Outfit




Hello, pretties!
 
I'm feeling pretty patriotic today and wanted to share what I will be wearing for tomorrow's festivities. It's not very often that I don't incorporate some kind of pink into my outfit (trust me, I tried haha!) but I thought I would make an exception for such an important holiday. Read on for today's outfit details...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer Florals & Friday Faves Link Up




Happy Friday, loves!
 
I hope you've had the best week :-) Guess what? I'm back in the desert for today's shoot! This purple floral maxi dress is such a dream. Read on to see how I styled it and to hear my thoughts on a very important topic....

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How to Style a White Button Up Top




Hi pretties!
 
I hope your week is going well so far :-) Today, I'm talking about one of my favorite work wear staples: the white button up blouse.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pink Ruffle Sleeved Dress




Happy Monday, lovelies!
I hope you enjoyed your weekend! Today, I'm styling this fun pink dress with the most adorable statement sleeves *heart eyes* Check it out below!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Stripes on Stripes & Friday Faves Link Up




Happy Friday, loves!
 
Summer is in full swing and I'm excited to break out my some of my favorite summer staples: stripes, florals and ruffles (oh, and boater hats)! Read on to see how I styled them for this adorable weekend look <3 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dark Florals & Cap Toes




Hi pretties!
 
I cannot believe that yesterday was the first day of Summer! Where did the time go? To be honest, I'm ready for Summer to be over as it's already 110 degrees here haha! But I guess that gives me an excuse to go somewhere a bit cooler ;-)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mojave Maven




 This post is sponsored by Red Dress Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own.
 
Happy Monday, beauties!
 
I hope you had an incredible weekend (and amazing Father's Day!). My husband and I decided to have two photo shoots this weekend, one of which we drove back out to the desert for (since you all loved the last desert photos!). I live in California and it gets blazing hot during the summer. At the time we took these photos, it was nearly 115 degrees! Yikes! And no worries... we didn't run into any rattlesnakes this time haha :-)
 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Everyday I'm Ruffling & Friday Faves Link Up




Happy Friday, darlings!
 
I hope you all had the best week! You all know how much I LOVE ruffles, so I'm sharing this pretty pink outfit with you today (and a few tips on how to wear voluminous ruffles) <3
 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Purple Ruffled Top & Trip Recap


Good morning, loves!
 
I hope your week is going amazing so far! Today, I'm talking about my recent trip to Lake Tahoe - woo!

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Perfect Embroidered Dress for Summer



 This post is sponsored by Red Dress Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own.
 
Happy Monday, beauties!
 
Thank you all SO much for the birthday wishes!! It means a lot :-) If you haven't checked out the post, I am sharing the 30 most important life lessons that I've learned in the past 30 years (so many great ones!). But the party isn't over just yet! Head over to Instagram where I am sharing 30 things you didn't know about me until the end of the month.
 
I know a lot of you were interested in my birthday trip to Lake Tahoe so I'll be sharing more about that on Wednesday. As for today, I am sharing one of my favorite boutiques with you!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Birthday Girl: Thirty, Flirty and Thriving!




Happy Friday, lovelies!

It's currently 11pm on Thursday as I write this from Lake Tahoe. We arrived not too long ago and had a crazy time getting up here! There ended up being a serious mudslide blocking the only freeway to get to where we need to be. After various attempts of finding another way, we ended up having to go back quite a ways to find an alternate route, adding three hours to our already lengthy trip. Along the way, we ended up seeing some of the most beautiful lakes, historic ghost towns and gorgeous snow covered mountains (the snow was up to15 feet high!). Even though our trip ended up being eleven hours long, it was worth it for the beautiful drive. Plus, we were welcomed by the most adorable pinterest-worthy cabin. Why is it snowing in June, you ask? A random storm made it's way up here bringing the 70 degree weather down to the 40s. Needless to say, I won't be lying out on the beach, but I've never been up here when it's been snowy so I am very excited to explore! Definitely follow along on my Instagram stories if you aren't already ;-)
 
Anyway, tomorrow is my birthday (Saturday) and my 20s come to an end *tear!* In this very special post, I am opening up and celebrating by sharing the 30 things that I have learned in the past 30 years with you!
 
Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Blush Crush & JEMMA Bag Giveaway!




This post is sponsored by JEMMA. As always, all opinions are my own.
 
Happy Wednesday, darlings!
 
I am leaving on my trip tomorrow and couldn't be more excited! Be sure to stop by on Friday for the link up and to check out my birthday outfit :-) I'm kicking off the party a bit early and teaming up with JEMMA to host a giveaway for the most gorgeous bag ever.. *insert heart eyes* Check out how I styled the bag below and see how you can enter to win this beauty!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Wrapped in Ruffles




Hi lovelies! Happy Monday!
 
I'm counting down the days until my birthday trip...only three more...eek! Apparently, it's supposed to rain (*cryinggg*) but I'm hoping that the sunshine will come out for a bit. We shall see! Be sure to send some positive vibes my way haha :-)


Friday, June 2, 2017

Garden Party & Friday Faves Link Up






Hi Darlings!
 
Happy June - yay! This month is extra special because it's my birth month :-D Next weekend, I am leaving to celebrate at one of my favorite places in the whole world...Lake Tahoe! So be sure to follow along on Insta stories - it's absolutely GORGEOUS ;-) Today, I started a fun series on my Instagram where I will be sharing one interesting fact about myself every day for the next 30 days. I have never done anything like this before, so it should be fun! 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lady in Red




Hello, darlings!
 
I can't believe it's already Wednesday...this week is flying by! Today, I am styling another gorgeous dress from Chicwish and introducing my second topic for the Real Talk series....body positivity. Body positivity is something we all struggle with, myself included, so I thought it would be a great topic to cover. :-)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June Favorites: Amazon Accessories for Summer






Hi lovelies! Happy Tuesday!
 
 
Today, I'm sharing the monthly round up for June. This post includes a lot of my favorite Summer accessories from Amazon, one of my favorite go-to's for incredible fashion. Happy Shopping!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Feeling Frilly




Happy Memorial Day, loves!
 
I hope you are enjoying your three day weekend - woo! Today I'm talking about one of my all-time favorite brands :-) Read on to see who I'm talking about...