Weekend Reading #31

1. Ways to get rid of a cold overnight.

2. I take a shot of apple cider vinegar every morning, but why?

3. How to flu-proof your home.

4. The most-pinned healthy snacks on Pinterest.

5. How to ease anxiety with food.

6. What to avoid after getting a facial.

7. Bible versus for every woman.

8. The best Trader Joe’s pumpkin products.

9. Why you get “hangxiety” after a night of drinking.

10. How to stop avocados from browning.

 

Where to Take Your Puppy!

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It can be hard to find places to take your puppy, but luckily Los Angeles is very dog friendly! I wanted to share a few of my favorite places to take my dog Baguette!

Runyon Canyon Park: This is Los Angeles and we all love to hike. Joking, kind of… Hiking is a huge part of the Los Angeles culture and Runyon is one of the most popular spots and for good reason. It’s a dog park that allows you to hike with your dogs off leash. Baguette is obsessed with this place. Every time we go she gets so excited to run around and see all the other dogs. Plus it’s great exercise for her!

Outdoor Brunch:  Every weekend you will most likely find my friends and I at brunch. I hate leaving Baguette at home so whenever there is a brunch spot we’re going to with outdoor seating, I always take her. Some of my favorites are Franklin and Company, Toast, and The Sycamore Kitchen.

Huntington Beach: This one is a bit of travel, but if you have a day to drive down to Orange County I highly recommend Huntington Beach. They have a dog beach with allows you to bring your dogs. Baguette loves being at the beach, it always puts a smile on her face!

Where are your favorite spots to bring your puppy? Let me know in the comments below! And for more puppy-friendly fun check out PuppySpot!

How to Score A Dress for Cheap! + Shop My Closet via Poshmark!

Dress: 12th Tribe // Sandals: Matisse (on sale now!) // Ring: Monica Vinader

One of my all time favorite apps to use is Poshmark. For those of you who don’t know what Poshmark is, it’s an app that allows you to sell your own clothes, and also shop other people’s closets. It’s great to score some really killer deals on items and also be able to make some money of your own. I got this off the shoulder dress on Poshmark the other month, and I’m OBSESSED. I’ve already worn it a bunch of times. And get this, I got the dress for $30! How crazy is that!? Since Poshmark mostly sells one-off items, I’ve linked the dress in case you guys want to purchase it. I also post a lot of items to my own Poshmark closet, so be sure to check it out and see if you like any of my items! If you guys have your own Poshmark closet, let me know in the comments below, I’d love to follow you!

poshmark dress for cheap

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

L’BRI Natural Skincare

Organic and natural products are all the rage these days. I’m a total fan of anything that’s organic and all natural especially if I’m going to be putting it all over my body and face. Over the past few years I’ve slowly switched my skincare over to a more natural approach. That is why I was super excited when L’BRI reached out to me to try their products. L’BRI is an aloe-based line of products that uses natural ingredients and is 100% cruelty-free!

L’BRI has amazing products ranging from skin to body, and even hair care products. All of their products smell natural without any of that fake perfume scent, which is the WORST when skincare products smell bad! They sent me a line of their body and hair care items that smell like cucumbers, it’s so fresh! All of the products feel extremely luxurious on the skin.

Of all the products that I’ve tried so far with L’BRI, I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorites. The Intense Body Butter is definitely one of my favorites. I’m not normally a big lotion or body butter girl but this is SO luxurious. It’s a beautiful whipped texture and just melts into the skin. The other item I really have been enjoying is the Smooth n’ Firm Eye Repair Gel. Normally with eye gels you get such a small tube of it, but you really get a huge tub of this stuff. It will definitely last me a while! And lastly my other favorite has been the Gentle Facial Freshener. This is a toner type that you can spray on your face under or over makeup to just refresh your face and leave it glowing.

So if you guys are looking for a natural line of products, definitely go check out L’BRI! Also, they are offering you guys a week’s worth of products, FOR FREE! All you have to do is pay for shipping and then you can test out these fabulous products!

L'BRI

Photography: Jordan Zobrist

Thank you to L’BRI for sponsoring this post.

DailyLook Elite Box – September 2017

We’re back for another DailyLook Elite Box unboxing! For those of you who don’t know what DailyLook is, it’s a monthly subscription where you basically get your own personal stylist. They send you a box of clothes, you try it out keep what you like and return the rest. This month was seriously my favorite! All the pieces were pretty much all incredible. Let’s get started!

Tart Collection Tacita S/S Printed Knit Maxi Dress – $174: This is hands down my favorite item from the box. It’s definitely on the pricier side so I took that into consideration when picking what items I wanted to keep from this box. The material on this dress is so luxurious and soft. I love the off the shoulder detailing on this dress. I feel like this dress is perfect for a casual day look but can also be dressed up for a dinner date or night out. KEEP!

Cameo No Advice Chambray Bustier – $41.99: I really love the structure of this bustier and I think it looks perfect paired with a skirt like this, however…I could not zip this up with my boobs. It was way too tight and for that reason I returned it. RETURN

Jonesy Button Front Scuba Skirt – $44.95: This skirt is so cute! I love the gold button detailing down the front and the length of it is perfect. I just didn’t love the neoprene material that the skirt is made of. It didn’t really flatter me. RETURN

DailyLook Diane Sheer Inset Slip Dress – $82: This dress is super cute and very flattering on. I love slip dresses, I have another one from DailyLook in an olive green color that I wear all the time. This time I didn’t keep the dress because I have about a million plain black dresses already in my closet. But if you’re looking for a slip dress, this one is perfect. RETURN

Olivia Grey Eve S/S Open Shoulder Lace Inset Top – $74: I was super torn with this top. I love how it looks and you all know I’ve been loving the cold shoulder top trend lately. The downside I had to this was it was SO hard to put on myself. It had two clasp closures on the neck and I could not figure out how to put them together for the life of me. For that reason I decided to return this. RETURN

DailyLook High Waist Vegan Leather Leggings – $39.95: Another item I was torn on. I LOVE the faux leather legging look, I already own a couple pairs. This pair however was super tight and small on me. Fit wise it just wasn’t the best. I think I would need to size up for this item. RETURN

DailyLook SL Elaina Asym Knit Ponte Dress – $89: I love this dress! I think it’s a super flattering body con dress. My coworkers loved it when I tried it on! I think this would be super cute with a pair of white sneakers. KEEP

DailyLook Soft and Sweet Floral Tank – $68: This top was cute and I love the structure of the top. It had a super cute back. The only thing I didn’t love was the pattern. It was a little too girly for my taste. I’m not a HUGE pattern person so when it comes to a top like this if I don’t love the pattern I won’t wear it much. RETURN

Just Black Daria Knee Slit Cropped Skinny Jeans – $88: Ya’ll know I love Just Black denim! I loved the cropped jeans because they fit me perfectly. I’m just not the biggest fan of light wash denim. RETURN

Free People Vegan Leather Studded Moto Jacket – $198:  I love me a good leather jacket. I love the studded detailing on this jacket and have been looking for a jacket similar to this. I just didn’t love the fit on this for me. It looked a little too big and boxy. RETURN

Free People Long Ribbed Cardigan – $78: Another Free People item, and this one I LOVE LOVE LOVE! I’m obsessed with this lilac color. Also long cardigans are super in right now and I think will be a big trend this fall. I cannot wait to wear this piece! KEEP

Mirabelle Lace Shoulder Tunic Dress – $68: This is a cute dress for fall. I love the color on this and the lace detailing. For me however I just didn’t love the fit. It didn’t really do much for my shape. RETURN

So there you guys have it! This was what I got in my box for the month of September. I’m SO obsessed with the blue maxi dress and the Free People cardigan! As always be sure to check out DailyLook and sign up for your own monthly box here. Also be sure to check out my YouTube video showing you what I got in this month’s box, and don’t forget to subscribe!

This post is in collaboration with DailyLook.

Bibibop Review

 

Bibibop is a Chipotle inspired restaurant with a Korean twist. They started in Columbus, OH and just recently opened a bunch of new locations in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to be invited to Bibibop over the weekend to test out their food! Being half-Korean, I was super excited to try out this Korean inspired restaurant.

When you walk up to the counter, you immediately see a variety of different options to create the perfect bowl for you. The great thing about Bibibop is you can add as many, or as little toppings as you want. What I really liked is that you could add multiple bases and proteins to a meal without the extra charge. For my bowl I started with a base of purple rice and lettuce. I then topped it with steak and spicy chicken. For my veggies I went all out. I added kale, carrots, cucumbers, purple cabbage and corn. I also got a side of Kimchi (because duh Kimchi is great, not only does it taste amazing but it’s incredibly good for your gut!). As for sauces, what I really liked is they had their own sauce station. I hate going to a place like this where they put the sauces on themselves. Sometimes they put too much, sometimes not enough. It was great that Bibibop allows you to add your own sauces to the meal. The sauces I chose to try were the Korean red (my favorite! this is like a gochujang sauce that’s a little less thick), teriyaki and sesame ginger.

For a drink I chose their Aloe Vera juice with Watermelon and Peach. This was AMAZING. If you’ve never tried Aloe Vera juice before where have you been? It’s good for you, and tastes amazing. Everyone can also get a free side of miso soup, which was great!

Overall, I really enjoyed my Bibibop bowl. The ingredients had such great flavor! They definitely give you a big portion so it’s great if you’re super hungry or you can save some for later. I really liked how you can customize your bowl to whatever you want. It’s a great healthy option for those of us that are always on the go!

For more information on Bibibop, check out their website here.

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary meal for this review.

Chambray Romper

Chambray Romper: DailyLook {on SALE here!} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Ring: Anita Ko and Monica Vinader // Shoes: Marc Fisher // Bag: Gucci

Can you guys believe it’s already almost September? Seriously where has the time gone?? We’re having a major heat wave here in LA. My favorite thing to wear in the heat is a romper because it’s easy to throw on and instantly makes you look put together. This chambray romper I got in one of my recent DailyLook boxes is hands down my favorite romper that I own. I love the light chambray color and the bow on the front. This will be the perfect romper to take me into the fall season as well because of the long sleeves. It’s lightweight enough for summer but will definitely work in the cooler months as well.

Statement earrings, such as the BaubleBar pom pom earrings I’m wearing, have also been a favorite of mine. I love these earrings because not only are they a statement piece but it gives the look some texture. In terms of jewelry I definitely go through phases. Right now I’m LOVING delicate rings and necklaces with a bold statement earring. What are your favorite jewelry pieces to wear right now? Leave them in the comments below!

chambray romper

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist

Weekend Reading #30

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Dress: Zara {similar} // Jacket: DailyLook (seen here) // Bag: Gucci {similar on sale} // Shoes: Marc Fisher // Belt: Urban Outfitters

1. How to survive Mercury in Retrograde.

2. Need to try this open faced goat cheese tomato and bacon sandwich!

3. Self defense moves every girl should know.

4. How to make your kitchen seem larger.

5. Instagram is making restaurants more design happy.

6. Tips for reducing anxiety. 

7. How to get fit if you hate working out.

8. Whole Foods is lowering their prices starting Monday!

9. New products at Trader Joe’s to try.

10. Here’s what getting botox actually looks like.

 

DailyLook Elite Box – August 2017

 

Hey ya’ll! I am back with another unboxing of my DailyLook Elite Box. For those of you who are new to the club, DailyLook is seriously one of my favorite brands! Basically you get your own personal shopper (mine is Martha, shout out to Martha!). Each month, you get a box of goodies that you can try on and see what you like and don’t like. Keep what you like, and send back the rest. So let me preface this box by saying my weight has been fluctuating a lot recently so I’ve been in between sizes. This made it a little difficult for this month’s box.  Let’s go through what I got in my box for the month of August!

DailyLook LS Nelly Cold Shoulder Strappy Top: I really liked this top. I love the cold shoulder trend and have a bunch of items similar to this. I almost kept this item but it was just a little bit too big on me. RETURN

Just Black Mandy Distressed Denim Skirt: I’m a huge fan of the denim skirt. Thank God this trend came back! I really like the distressed look on this skirt, unfortunately it was just too big on me. If I got it in a size down I would definitely keep it! RETURN

DailyLook SL Marsha Twist Front Top: I don’t know why but royal blue is just not my color. My roommate Brig would have LOVED this top. She loves all things blue. For me, it just didn’t work. RETURN

Korye LS Blake Tencel Top: This chambray top was super cute but I have something SO similar to it in my own closet. For that reason it just didn’t work for me. RETURN

Milan Side Tie Wrap Skirt: OBSESSED. This was my favorite item from the box. Normally I’m not a big skort person, it seems very elementary school. However, this one just fit perfectly and was super comfortable! I can’t wait to show you guys how I style this! KEEP

HOM Venice Gaea Side Lace Top: I loved the mock turtleneck on this and the lace up side details, however the color just didn’t work for me. It washed me out. RETURN

Just Black Blaine Boyfriend Jeans: Last month I kept a pair of Just Black jeans and I’m obsessed with them. This pair however just didn’t work for me. 9 times out of 10 I look terrible in boyfriends jeans, and this was no exception. RETURN

Storee SL Carina Lace Up Side Tank: Now most of the items in this box was a little too big for me, but this was actually the opposite. It was too tight on the top and squeezed my boobs in an unflattering way. I did love the side lace up detailing on this tank. It would be so cute for a night out! RETURN

Gorjana Taner Bar Necklace: I’ve always loved Gorjana. They have such amazing simple jewelry and the quality is really great. I already have a couple bar necklaces so for that reason I decided not to keep this one, but I was tempted! RETURN

So there you have it! These were my items for the month of August. A lot of the items I really liked, they just didn’t fit very well on me. But hopefully next month the items will fit better! To get started with your own monthly box, go to DailyLook and sign up!

 

Summer Staples

Dress: Reformation {similar} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Bag: SHASHI // Shoes: BCBGeneration // Ring: Anita Ko {similar} and Monica Vinader

Summer is here in full swing. Is it just me or does it never actually feel like summer since we don’t have summer breaks anymore? Not to mention, I live in California where it’s summer all year long. Although the weather is pretty much always sunny in LA, it has been quite warm out lately. I love this Reformation dress for a simple summer outfit. I picked up this dress a few months ago during a sample sale Reformation had. Although this dress is no longer in stock, Reformation has a ton of other dresses in this lovely cloth-like fabric. This fabric is perfect for summer because it’s super lightweight. I love this dress and this one, they are both similar to the dress I’m wearing here.

Another trend I’m obsessing over for summer is tassels. Give me tassels everything. These earrings from BaubleBar are my newest obsession. I also found this super cute bag from Revolve. It’s got the same cloth-like material as the Reformation dress and is perfect for summer. This bag gives me serious tropical vacation beach vibes, and it makes me want to go to paradise like now. Speaking of paradise, who else is excited for Bachelor in Paradise to start next Monday?? If you’re planning on watching let me know in the comments below!

summer staples

Photography by: Jordan Zobrist