Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Beach Picnic over on Glitter Guide!


 It's here, it's here, it's finally here! My favorite season is upon us which means it time to throw on bikinis, grab the bonfire s'mores, and drink way too wine! {It's only the second official day of summer and I've already done each of those, just saying'} To celebrate our favorite season, some of my best gal friends and I are over on Glitter Guide talking about our favorite must haves for some summer beach picnics! I can't tell you how much fun it was to get together with Hannah & Abby for this fun evening at the beach. Since we are all OC girls, summer beach parties are a definite must -- it's even better when you have cute clothes and the best accessories. Did anybody else picture the emoji girl with your palm up with that last statement??


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June Gloom Go-To

 Summer is full of plans. At least for me it is. {insert hand raised proudly emoji here} We all get that travel bug, that bug to stay out a little longer, and that bug that gets us planning bbqs, dinners, and brunches. And, lemme tell you, I am all about that bug. I love being outside, have guests and planning out each and every weekend of summer. This June has certainly been no difference thus far. However, if you follow any Southern Californian then I am sure you have seen us all venting about June Gloom. 

For those unfamiliar, California has a cruel joke where we are cursed with gloomy, overcast days throughout the month of June which really puts a damper on beach days {and unfortunately, my tan as well} Since nearly every weekend since May -- yes, we got that May Gray this year, too -- has been gloomy and has really put a wrench in my wardrobe as well. Since typically coats and hoodies are a gloomy days best friend I have a dilemma.It is still summer and I want to embrace my favorite season!

This jumpsuit has helped me accomplish just that. A simple black jumpsuit with a few items of jewelry and my fav panama hat and I am good to go. Simple. Comfy. Perfect for a day of gloom with a comfy cardigan. How do you dress for those unexpected gloomy summer days with a sweater is just too warm? 
Jumpsuit -- Arie, via TJ Maxx. | Necklace -- Etsy, Loves Affect. | Hat -- Target. | Purse -- TJ Maxx. | Sandals -- Steve Madden.
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Black & Floral


When thinking of florals I don't tend to associate blacks with the feminine print. However, when I came across these fitted high waisted shorts at Express I immediately thought of all the summer looks I could pair with the uncommon summer color. Tonight the honey and I set out for Newport Beach to do some celebrating {I will be able to mention what we are celebrating starting next week -- but don't worry no ring or buns in the oven are part of this one}. Wine was flowing and many cheers were in order. 

The evenings here in So Cal are polar opposite of the ones back East I am use to. No matter what time of year, a light jacket or long sleeves are almost always necessary. Which, I have to admit, totally messes with your summer outfits. Tonights floral shorts paired with a black flowy blouse, and nude heels and purse. No pops of color, no bright lips, I let the patterned shorts do all the talking! 
Shorts -- Express. | Blouse -- Nordstrom. | Heels -- Steve Madden. | Purse -- TJ Maxx. | Necklace -- Etsy. | Bracelets -- Alex & Ani.
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