Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Maxi

Levis Jacket - c/o Marshalls
BCBGeneration Dress - Plato's Closet ($18)
Report Sandals - c/o Marshalls

Lately, I've been drawn to bright prints and pretty fabrics- this lovely maxi dress is the perfect combination of both. I purchased it while I was pregnant, knowing I would love to wear it during the summer months. I love the detailed straps and flowing chiffon that's draped in the front and back. We were visiting Pacifica, where the weather tends to be cooler, so I layered on a darker denim jacket for a little extra warmth. 
Since we were visiting across the bay, we always make sure to stop by our favorite coffee shop. If you're a Bay Area native and a coffee lover, you may know where I'm talking about. Philz coffee not only has an amazing atmosphere, but they also serve the most delicious drink ever- the iced mint mojito. I can't even describe it, but it's so good I got one each day we were there. I wish I could replicate it at home, but sadly I don't think I can. Instead I'm sitting here drooling over the thought of having another one.

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sheer Kimono

Kimono & Sandals- c/o Marshalls
Tank - Target
Shorts - c/o AE

Whenever I wear a kimono, my mind ALWAYS goes to a specific scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. If you have seen the movie, you may have an idea what I'm talking about.
"Kimono, kimono, kimono. Ha! Of course! Kimono is come from the Greek word himona, is mean winter. So, what do you wear in the wintertime to stay warm? A robe. You see: robe, kimono. There you go!" 

The local fair was in town for a few more days and I didn't want to pass up on the cotton candy, so we went and I was able to snap a few fun photos while I was there. I also shot an engagement shoot there the very next day! All the bright colors and pretty lights made for such a beautiful and fun backdrop. I had to wear something equally beautiful and fun, so I knew this bright, flowy kinomo was perfect. It was a recent find from Marshalls- I know they still have them in stock, along with about a million other incredible ones. When it's insanely hot here, a kimono is my go-to item to wear because it's so sheer, but still covers some of my skin to keep me cool. Plus, they come in so many lovely prints, it's hard to say no to that!

What has been your go-to item this summer?

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Black + White

Juicy Couture Dress - c/o Marshalls
Denim Jacket - Thrifted
Steve Madden Heels - Thrifted
Rebecca Minkoff Bag - Ebay

How to cure the Monday blues?
Wear the cutest dress possible!

I'm crazy about this Juicy Couture dress that I scored recently at Marshalls. The sides are tailored so perfectly and the geometric striping is very flattering. I don't know about you guys, but I love a good drop-waist dress. It's so feminine and perfect for summer.

Thank you for reading!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Confetti Floral

Floral Romper - Necessary Clothing
Schutz Heels - ℅ Marshalls
Bag - Plato's Closet

In the beginning of June I went on a romper craze.
 It was mainly because I realized just how practical and amazing they are. They are one-piece-which makes getting dressed easier and 1-step faster. They're a bit dressier than shorts and a t-shirt, but feel just as comfortable! You guys, rompers are seriously my jam. And this one is no exception. I love the floral print, the longer seam in the back, and of course, the surplice neckline.
 I found a website that has the same exact rompers as NastyGal (creepy name, I know!) and they're substantially cheaper. 
You can check them out here:

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dreams to Reality

Eight Sixty Jumpsuit - ℅ Marshalls
Necklace - ℅ Marshalls
Bag - ℅ Marshalls
Sandals - Plato's Closet

 This outfit was sent to me by a stylist from Marshalls and let me just say…she picked out some amazing items. Once I opened the package and saw the jumpsuit, I immediately changed into it. Not only is the black so sleek, it's cinched and loose in all the right places. Plus, being a nursing mother, I have to take that into account when getting dressed now, so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered the crossover surplice top completely opened up. Cute and practical?! So perfect! I love the way the gold Grecian-inspired necklace fits so perfectly with the feminine neckline.

I just finished up my year of Project Fab and working with Marshalls. I can't even begin to express how awesome it has been to work with such an amazing company. When I first started my blog, my dream was to work with Marshalls. My dream! This experience has been such a whirlwind of excitement and happiness seeing dreams become a reality. Hopefully this encourages new bloggers and anyone reading this to set goals and to continue to works towards them--no matter how big or scary they may seem! Also, to new bloggers out there- please feel free to comment or email me if you need help with blogging or have any questions. I'm not, by any means, a professional, but I do remember how daunting and confusing it is starting and maintaining a blog, so  I would love to share some encouragement to anyone who needs it.

Thank you all for your loyal reading, encouragement, and love on my blog. 
I appreciate every single comment and email. 
You are all amazing!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Getaway with Marshalls

1st look
Rag & Bone Vest - ℅ Marshalls
Crochet Dress - ℅ Marshalls
DIY Clutch
Hat/Heels - Target

2nd look
Maxi Dress - ℅ Marshalls
Studded Sandals - ℅ Marshalls
Sweater - ℅ Marshalls
Cross-body - Plato's Closet

For summer essentials and weekend getaways, I know I can count on Marshalls for my go-to items. Whether I'm headed to the lake, city, or beach - I always want to be chic, carefree and of course, comfortable in whatever weather I'll be experiencing and Marshalls never lets me down.
 For the looks I put together, I wanted to go with white dresses since they just scream summer to me. The 1st look could easily be transitioned from a daytime shopping outfit, to an outfit for an evening out. I belted the dress and layered on a Rag & Bone vest to complete the look- I just loved the mix of feminine crochet and distressed denim. The next outfit was perfect for spending at the lake with Uriah and Nick. I'm crazy about the lightweight, flowy maxi and when paired with a simple sweater and studded sandals- you really can't go wrong!

Below is a shot of my packed weekend bag. 
I'm sharing a few of my summer essentials (all can be purchased at Marshalls!)

Denim chambray--These are perfect for throwing on over practically anything! I love the wash and fit        of this one. Plus, it's super soft!
Tan Gladiators-- I tend to gravitate towards tan sandals, because I think they make my legs look longer since they blend with my skin tone. And they're even better because the gold studs are just to die for.
Colorful Bikini-- This Vix bikini is the best of both worlds. Why? Because it's reversible! I'm crazy about the colorful mosaic pattern just as much as the simple brown color.
Sunglasses-- it's sunny…duh!
Lighter Leather Bag-- I usually wear lighter clothes and black or dark leather bags are just too much during the summer, so I opt for lighter ones like this beautiful cognac bag. I can just throw all my essentials inside and I'm set for a long day out.
Some of the extras I have are yummy snacks for poolside lounging, a bright neon wallet because it's just so cute, and a summery scented lotion to freshen up after a hot day. 
What are some of your favorite summer essentials?

I hope you enjoyed my post and thank you Marshalls for sponsoring it!

Weekend Bag and Items ℅ Marshalls
Perlina NYC Bag
Vix Bikini
 Cynthia Rowley Wallet
 Nine West Sunglasses
 Studded Sandals

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.