Casual Friday

So this is a very very casual look! Did I mention, VERY casual.. I was sick all day and I was a hot mess. Ha! Anyways, I just wanted to show how you how you could add some punch to a casual outfit with a pop of color. Layering tank tops is a fun way to add a little interest instead of a plain tee. The neon cardigan makes the outfit! I love the pop it gives the look and it is soooo comfy. Love! I can't tell you how much I love these Hudson jeans. I used to think that it didn't really matter if you had expensive jeans but believe me they are worth the money! If you are going to invest in a good pair of jeans, you need to get the right fit for your body shape in a dark wash. You tell right off the bat by the wonderful wash and the quality of fabric that they are expensive jeans.I finished off this look with a soft smokey eye and messy bun. Thanks for reading!

Tank Tops: H&M similar here
Cardigan: Forever 21 similar here & here
Jeans: Hudson Jeans buy here
Shoes: Target similar here
Bag: Stella Laguna Beach
Ring: Forever 21 similar here
Arrow Necklace: Stella Laguna Beach

Trend Report: Pointed Sophistication

Pointed is Back

I'm loving shoes right now that have a pointed toe! 
I think that they look really classy & fancy. Oh, and did I mention I love suede and leather? Duh.

1. Zara Ankle Strap Sandal
Classic. Simple. Black. I love the simple gold detail. Done & done!
2. Zara Basic High Heel
Classic and I love the V cut that mimics the pointed toe. The heel isn't too high so they are very wearable.
3. Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical D'Orsay Flats
I love the two toned fall colors! Plus the double ankle strap puts me over the edge.
4.  Forever 21 Western Studded Ballet Flats
Okay, so these are gorgeous in person. This picture doesn't do them justice.
5. Forever 21 Classic Faux Suede Flats
I love these because they will go with anything. Again, two toned... love! I love the side wave of shoe.
6. Zara Suede Court Ankle Boot 
Oh my goodness! Audrey Hepburn shoes. That is what I think when I see them. Lace up, pointy, a cross between a bootie & high heel, and RED!

Honeycomb Bib Necklace + Urban Peach Boutique Giveaway

I am so excited to announce my very first GIVEAWAY in collaboration with Urban Peach Boutique!
Urban Peach has an amazing collection of accessories from statement necklaces to handbags. In this blog post, I am wearing the Honeycomb Bib Necklace. I love it because it is chic & fun. It can be worn many different ways because it is in neutral gold and white colors. I love to get a good bang for my buck so when it can do double duty I'm all over it. Enter the Giveaway below! I mean, who doesn't want a gorgeous free necklace? Winner will be announced November 1st.
You can also check out this post where I styled their Poppy Red Bohemian Blossom Necklace.

Honeycomb Bib Necklace: Urban Peach Boutique
Top: H&M similar here & here & here
Leggings: H&M similar here
Shoes: Stella Laguna Beach similar here
Sunglasses: XOXO from Ulta
Rings: Forever 21 buy here
Lips: NYX lip liner in Plum & NYX xtreme lip creme in Strawberry Jam
Nails: Essie in Power Clutch
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Floral x Floral

Double floral..double trouble!
 I went all out floral in this outfit with the pants, scarf, and even the pattern on my top! Mixing patterns is one of my favorite things because it is really fun. A couple tips to help you pull off this look:
1. the colors go well together
2. the patterns are a mix of big and small flowers
3. there is green my pant pattern and scarf pattern
I pulled it all together with this jacket! Don't be afraid to add color and pattern.

Sweater: borrowed from my mom similar here & here
Pants: Forever 21 similar here
Jacket: Candies from Kohls similar here
Scarf: Lulus from Nordstrom similar here & here
Shoes: Rampage from TJ Maxx similar here
Nails: Essie in Bikini So Teeny
Rings: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Payless
Lips: NYX in Narcissist 

Western Wear

 "I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything..."
 Who else is loving Katy Perry's new song Roar? I'm in love with it. I know it's been out for awhile but it's my current obsession. I feel like each of us, at one point or another, have let ourselves go unnoticed and unheard. To me, this song is saying that we need to stop letting people walk all over us. Don't be afraid to speak up, have an opinion and be different. When Roar is played on the radio, I turn up the volume, roll the windows down, and sing/scream this song at the top of my lungs.
Another current obsession of mine are these fabulous fall BOOTIES! I love love love them. I love that the heel is not very tall so they can be worn with more casual pieces and they can also be dressed up. I love the cut outs and gold buckles! It's all about the details. What's your latest obsession?

Chambray: Stella Laguna Beach similar here
Shorts: Forever 21 similar here
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters similar here
Booties: Stella Laguna Beach similar here & here
Bag& Necklace: Stella Laguna Beach
Rings: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Payless
Nail polish: Essie Bikini So Teeny
Lips: Revlon in Temptress

The Travel Bug

Day 1

Day 2

 My handsome hubby Taylor and I
 The Verve Coffee
Downtown Santa Cruz

I just have the travel bug! Taylor and I have been able to travel quite a bit lately. We went to LA one weekend, then Sonoma, then Redding, and now Santa Cruz. This time was nice because we did not have anything planned and we spent the whole time with his family. It was so much fun. We of course brought our baby Berkley and he loved it. We went for walks on the beach, ate at Gayle’s Bakery, and walked around Capitola and Downton Santa Cruz.
On the first day, I wore this first outfit. When driving in the car you want to make sure you have layers because the temperature is way different from your current city to your destination. I decided to wear a skirt and tank top with a cardigan. Also, since we were going to the beach, I threw on a fedora and sunnies.  I was feeling fun and excited so I threw on some red lipstick.
On the second day, I wore this second outfit.  I didn’t take a full body picture but I finished off my beachy look with shorts and gold sandals and layered necklaces.  If your ever in downtown Santa Cruz go to The Verve coffee shop! We love it. I go for the latte art. Ha! But really, the espresso tastes so yummy!!! Also, the ambiance is really unique and cool. 

Outfit 1:
Skirt: Forever 21buy here
Cardigan: Forever 21 similar here
Fedora: borrowed from my mom similar here & here
Booties: Dolce Vita from Stella Laguna Beach similar here & fringe ones here
Sunglasses: Payless similar here
Bag: Stella Laguna Beach similar here
Lips: ELF matte lip color in Rich Red buy here
Nails: Essie in Bikini So Teeny buy here

Outfit 2:
Layered Tanks: The Loft similar here
Chambray shirt: H&M buy here
Shorts: Forever 21 similar here
Fedora: borrowed from my mom (look above for links)
Sandals: Payless similar here
Necklaces: feather-H&M, pendant-gift feather pendant & tassel pendant
Bracelets: gold- Lucky Brand & white- gift similar here

Cropped Pants

Cropped pants are the perfect thing to help you transition from summer to fall. Might as well wear cropped and three quarter length things while you can. In the winter it will be too cold to let your ankles be naked :)  I love this fun casual outfit. Also, I just can't stay away from color... sorry black! 
I've been really into smokey eyes lately and I think because it reminds me of fall makeup. I can't wait for fall!! In the summer you usually keep your makeup light and fresh and top it off with bright lipstick. In the fall you usually have heavier makeup and in particular heavier eye makeup. I'm not really that great with makeup but I love to try things. I give myself a big pat on the back when I don't end up looking like a raccoon. Ha! What's your go to makeup look right now?
Top: J Crew on ebay here & similar here & here
Pants: Forever 21 similar here & here
Shoes: Restricted from TJ Maxx fun cut out flats & here & loafers here
Rings: gift & Forever 21
Bag: Stella Laguna Beach
Sunglasses: my hubby's wayfarer
Lips: Lippy by Butter London in Beaker buy here
Nails: NYC