Leopard Skirt

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Skirt: PrettyLittleThings // Bodysuit: Forever 21 // Shoes: Urban Outfitters {similar here and here} // Bag: Gucci // Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Hey ya’ll! This post might look familiar to some of you, and that’s because it’s my second attempt at posting it. I had a glitch in the system and my last post got deleted. Then there were server issues and blah blah blah, but don’t worry I am back! Also I obviously had to post this again because this is one of my favorite looks!

Can you believe this bodysuit + skirt combo cost me less than $50?!? I mean, talk about a steal! Bodysuits are huge right now and I love to pair them with skirts because they don’t leave any bunched up fabric underneath. I saw this bodysuit at Forever 21 for around $10 and had to snag it! This skirt was also a huge steal. It was from one of my new favorite websites PrettyLittleThings. PLT is a website that has very affordable and very on trend pieces. The red dress I wore in Vegas was also from PLT and I got so many compliments on it! Speaking of Vegas, I’m going this weekend and I CAN NOT WAIT. Vegas is literally one of my favorite places on earth, I’m like a kid in a candy store.

Back to the outfit. Since the bodysuit and skirt were so cheap, I decided to splurge on the accessories. I paired it with my new Karen Walker sunnies, which I’m OBSESSED with. I literally wear these everyday. The tortoise goes perfectly with the leopard print! I decided to keep the bag and shoes to a simple black. This outfit is seriously one of my favorites to wear this spring. It’s so easy to throw on, and looks so chic. You could wear this during the day, or even at night (throw on a leather jacket if it’s chilly!).

Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

Weekend Reading #27

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Hey ya’ll! How are we already towards the end of May?? I’m ready for it to be Memorial Weekend already! I have a birthday party to attend this weekend and am just going to hang out with some friends. I also feel like I desperately need a massage, who’s with me??

1. Tips to looking chic at the airport.

2. The best cheap eats in LA – sign me up!

3. The 7 minute exercise.

4. IKEA responds to Balenciaga’s new tote bag.

5. Are frozen veggies as good as fresh?

6. This new Bachelor spin-off will certainly be icy!

7. Are avocados preventing millennials from buying homes?

8. What 2,000 calories look like at home vs. a restaurant.

9. What is Instagram’s Shadowban?

10. Have you entered my Harry’s giveaway yet?

Harry’s Father’s Day Shave Set GIVEAWAY!

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Hey ya’ll! I’ve partnered with Harry’s to give one of you special readers their brand new Father’s Day Shave Set! Now if you haven’t heard of Harry’s, let me fill you in on a little secret…Harry’s has some of the best razors EVER! I was lucky enough to get to test out one of their razors and I’m in love! Not only is the packaging sleek and sexy, it provides you with the closest shave. And ladies, I know you might be thinking arn’t these mens razors? Yes, technically they are. But, mens razors work just as well if not better than woman’s razors. I’m telling you this stuff is where it’s at!

Okay so onto the giveaway details. Harry’s was awesome enough to give me one of their new Father’s Day Shave Sets to give to one of you! The set includes a limited edition charcoal grey truman razor, three razor blades, foaming shave gel, a travel blade cover, and razor stand. It retails for $30, and you can get it for free!

All you have to do is the following:

1. Be subscribed to my email list

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Leave me a comment below with your favorite memory with your father!

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The giveaway will be live until May 31st. Good luck!

 

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DailyLook Elite Box – May 2017

IMG_2362Another month, another DailyLook Elite Box! Here are the items I got in my May box!

BB Dakota V-Neck Weave Knit Summer Sweater – $90: Love the color on this sweater! I liked the sweater but I’ve been looking for more summer pieces so I decided not to keep this. RETURN

Midori Cuffed Hem Denim Shorts – $68: These shorts are perfect! They fit amazingly! I love that they’re not too short but not too long. These will definitely be in rotation all summer! KEEP

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DailyLook Weekending Convertible Off Shoulder Jumpsuit – $89:  Love love love! As you can tell by my other Dailylook posts, I LOVE jumpsuits lately! This is definitely getting added to my collection. This is perfect to wear to work, or even on a night out! KEEP

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DailyLook Stan Colorblock and Cutout Knit Dress – $68: This dress was awkward to me. The white part really squeezed my boobs and the cutouts on the side just ended up puckering out in a weird way. This was probably my least favorite item of the box. RETURN

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DailyLook Justin Rib Collar Top – $64: I got this same top in gray a couple months back, I like it but it’s a little big on me. I also have 100 plain black tanks already so I decided not to keep this. RETURN

Cameo Rather Be Skirt – $89.95: This skirt just did nothing for me. I hated the pattern, I hated the material it was just a big no for me. RETURN

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Carina Roll Sleeve Blouse – $69: This shirt looks like a Faithfull The Brand shirt I’ve been eying. I loved the color on it but for some reason it just didn’t win it for me. I didn’t really like the panel V-neck. RETURN

Brandon Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jean – $98: I loved the feeling of these jeans, they fit really well. I didn’t however like the random rip above the knee. It just looked like a weird placement. RETURN

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Mona Lace-Up Tie Front Blouse – $68: I really liked this blouse but it was HUGE on me. I definitely would have needed at least one size smaller. But I did really like the pattern on this. RETURN


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BB Dakota V-Neck Chambray Long Sleeve Romper – $98: Saving the best for last. I’m OBSESSED with this romper! It’s so cute for spring/summer. I can’t wait to wear this and will definitely be getting a lot of wear out of it. The only issue I have with this romper is it’s a nightmare to get on and off. It takes me a good couple of minutes to squeeze my body into it. I wish it had a zipper in the back not the side. Other than that, LOVE! KEEP

Overall, I’m very happy with this box! The chambray jumpsuit is my absolute fave and I can’t wait to wear it! I already wore the other jumpsuit to dinner last night and it was a huge hit! To get your own DailyLook Elite Box, click here. 

Thrive Market Haul

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I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret: Thrive Market. This has quickly become one of my favorite websites. Thrive Market is an online market where you can get healthy foods that you would normally find at Whole Foods for much cheaper. I love using it for staple pantry items as well as trying out new healthy items. Now there is a cost with having a Thrive Market membership, it’s a $59.95 annual fee. But it’s great because you definitely make up for it in savings.

My roommate and I place an order through Thrive every month or so. Here are some of the items I got in my last Thrive box.

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Newman-O’s – $3.95: We have an Oreo jar on our coffee table, which can get pretty dangerous. Instead of eating dozens of Oreo’s, I wanted to switch it for a healthier version. These “oreos” are made with organic flour and sugar. Taste wise, it’s pretty darn close to the real deal.

IMG_2039Mrs. Meyers Basil Hand Soap – $3.45: I’ve been trying to use more natural products in my every day life. Soap is one of those things you use multiple times per day (I hope!). I really love the scent of this soap, it’s light and refreshing. It’s also a great soap that doesn’t dry out your hands.

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Miracle Noodles – $2.45: If you guys have never tried Miracle Noodles stop what you are doing and go get you some. If you are a big pasta lover like me, this is a great no calorie alternative. Shirataki noodles virtually have no carbs or calories and honestly really don’t taste like much. But they give you the same texture as pasta. It’s a great alternative to pasta. I love to add some bolognese sauce to this!

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Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels – $3.95: I heard about these through another blogger and decided to give them a try. I wasn’t in love with them, they’re good but not my favorite. They taste very heavily coconut flavored which usually I like but these just weren’t a hit for me. I probably will not be repurchasing these.

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Thrive Market Bone Broth – $8.49: I love bone broth. It’s so good, and so good for you! I haven’t tried this out yet but I have high hopes for it. The only thing that sucks is it’s pretty pricey for a small amount.

Annie’s Grass Fed Mac and Cheese – $2.95: I am a die hard Kraft Mac and Cheese girl but I know it’s terrible for me. I wanted to try this Annie’s mac and cheese since it’s from Grass Fed cows which are healthier for you. I was surprised as to how much I really loved this. I will definitely be repurchasing these!

IMG_2045Simple Mills Cake Mix and Frosting – $0: Thrive is great for doing a lot of promotional items where if you spend over $59 you get something for free. This time we got free cake mix and frosting. We haven’t tried these out yet but I’m excited to!

Overall, I really love using Thrive Market. I think it’s a great way to save some $$ and get some healthier pantry staples. If you guys have ever used Thrive I would love to know what you get, I’m always down to try new items!

DailyLook Elite Box – April 2017

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Another month, another DailyLook Elite Box! This box has been my favorite so far! Here are the items I got!

Sasha Satin Slip Cami – $58: First up was one of my favorites from the box! I’ve been looking for a cute slip dress and this one is perfect! I wore it to Coachella this past weekend, which you can see photos in my last post! I love the V-neck on this dress and the color is perfection! KEEP

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Paul Laurence Cotton Tencel Chambray Shirt Dress – $69.99: I love me a good chambray shirt dress but this one just didn’t do it for me. It was a little to big and didn’t really have a good shape to it. RETURN

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BB Dakota Marissa Knit Ribbed Sweater Dress – $92.99: This was my least favorite in the box. I’ve been looking for a turtleneck sweater dress but this just didn’t do it. The sizing was off, it was HUGE, and kind of just ended up making me look like I was wearing a bag. RETURN

IMG_2023Annika Sleeveless Trench Vest – $89.99: I love this vest! It’s an olive-brown shade and looks perfect thrown over any outfit. I’ve already worn this vest to work and I love it! I would pair this with jeans like the image above, or with a cute dress. KEEP

IMG_2020Corine Lace-up Body Suit – $62: This was a cute body suit but I just wasn’t in love with it. It had the snap buttons on the bottom of the body suit which I just found uncomfortable when wearing it. This was cute but just didn’t do it for me. RETURN

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Contempo Button Up Open Back Blouse – $79: I really wanted to like this blouse, it had a cute cut out in the back. But, the sizing on this blouse just didn’t work. The cut out in the back ended up puckering out too much and it just looked a little strange. RETURN

IMG_2024Greylin Sera Silk Camisole – $89: I got this super cute black camisole. I love the deep V and think it will be so cute for a night out! You will definitely be seeing this on my Instagram soon! KEEP

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DAILYLOOK Plunging Tie Bodice Jumpsuit – $64.99: For my last item, I got this really sexy jumpsuit. I’ve really been loving jumpsuits lately. I got one in my last box, and you can see how I styled it here. This one is so cute with the plunging neckline. The jumpsuit itself was very long for my short body so I need to get it hemmed, but it’s definitely worth it! KEEP

So there you have it! Those were the items I received in my April DailyLook Elite Box! The great thing about these boxes are if you end up keeping 3 or more items in the box, they give you a discount code to get 50% off one item! Score! I ended up keeping 4 items from this box, and I’m obsessed with all of them! Can’t wait to see what is in my next box!

This post is in collaboration with DailyLook.

Coachella Weekend 1 Party Recap

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Dress: DailyLook {similar here and here} // Shoes: Steve Madden {similar} // Sunglasses: Quay

Hi loves! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Was anyone at Coachella this weekend?? I didn’t attend the festival but I did drive down to Palm Springs on Saturday to attend a couple of parties! I had so much fun at both parties so I just wanted to share with you guys some behind the scenes pics!

The first party we went to was Lucky Brand’s Desert Jam. Shoutout to HomeAway for sending me to this party! I had such a blast! The party took place at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs. They had a DJ and different booths set up. HomeAway set up a tent where you can get massages from Zeel and manicures. I got a quick 5 minute massage, which was perfect after sitting in the car all morning!

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Another favorite of mine at the party was the hair station they had with Splat Hair Dye. They were doing fun festival hair and dying our hair with a temporary dye. The dye is so cool, it looks like an eye shadow and you use a sponge to put it on your hair and it lasts all day and washes out in the shower! So fun!

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After we got our hair done, my friends and I decided to stop by the PopSugar Cabana Club. Luckily this was at another hotel just down the street. The PopSugar party with bumping when we got there. They had a bunch of fun stations set up like a candy bar with Sugarfina, and a create your own Must Have Box. Ulta Beauty was also sponsoring a beauty bar where you could get your hair done and pick out some makeup. By the time we got to the party this room was pretty much emptied out. After the PopSugar party, we popped back to the Lucky Brand party and hung out by the pool for a little bit before heading back home!

Going to Palm Springs this weekend was so fun! Next year I think I’m going to try to get tickets to Coachella and go for the whole weekend!

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Thank you to Lucky Brand, HomeAway and PopSugar for having us this weekend!

MINKPINK Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuit: MINKPINK {similar ON SALE!} // Bag: Gucci // Shoes: Steve Madden  {similar ON SALE!} // Rings: BaubleBar, & Other Stories {similar} // Choker: Forever 21

I’ve been on a major jumpsuit kick lately. I love that this trend is coming back in full swing. Rompers are perfect for summer but jumpsuits are a great in between season piece. I got this MINKPINK jumpsuit in my last DailyLook Elite Box.  I’m so obsessed with this jumpsuit. It’s perfect for during the day, and even works for a night out. The cut outs in the back show a little skin without it being too revealing. I’ve already gotten quite a few wears in this jumpsuit. I love this jumpsuit in particular because its loose in some places but form fitting in others.

Since this jumpsuit has a pattern throughout, I decided to keep the jewelry to a minimum. I paired it with a simple choker, and two rings. I used to be ALL about the chunky jewelry, the bigger the better am I right? But recently, I’ve really been into delicate jewelry. If you guys know of any cute delicate jewelry brands, let me know! I’m always on the hunt!

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jumpsuitPhotos by: Jordan Zobrist 

Weekend Reading #26

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Happy Friday! We’re back with another weekend reading! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. Today is my mom’s birthday, happy birthday mom! I wish I was back home in NY to celebrate with her but sadly this year I did not make the trip. I’m hoping to make a trip back out to NY soon! This weekend should be a little low key for me. What are you guys up to?

1. Which pieces should you really be dry cleaning?

2. These are the worst foods to eat before bed.

3. No cook lunch ideas.

4. How to ripen an avocado.

5. Hacks for your next long flight.

6. Love these affordable dresses for Easter.

7. Organize your kitchen…I need to do this!

8. Every season of One Tree Hill ranked (1-3 are my faves!)

9. The most expensive item millennial women have purchased.

10. Are dating apps making us too picky?

 

Striped Dress

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Dress: Zara // Bag: Gucci {similar} // Ring: Monica Vinader // Earrings: BaubleBar {similar and on sale!} // Shoes: Urban Outfitters

It’s starting to feel warm in Los Angeles. Shockingly I feel like we’ve been having a very cold and rainy year so far. But it’s starting to warm up and you know what that means…it’s time to start wearing dresses. Dresses are some of my favorite things to wear because you really don’t have to think too much when putting together an outfit. I recently bought this Zara dress online and I’m obsessed. It’s a thicker material so it’s perfect for the transition weather. Stripes have also become a new obsession of mine. They’re a fun pattern that’s perfect for spring!

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Photos by: Jordan Zobrist