Coachella Nails ~ OR Fun Silver, Purple, & Mint Nail Art Manicure

Wearing: DIY Slashed Sweatshirt, vintage leopard blouse, DIY Huge Flower Pin As someone who’s never attended the music festival Coachella, I can’t really claim to know exactly what Coachella nails would look like, so I may be way off here, which is why this nail art manicure received two names. But based on the numerous photos I’ve seen year after year, for some reason, the color and design of this mani just reminds me of the music festival everyone raves about. Annnnd, having said all that, I’m pretty sure if I were about 16 years younger, I’d have attended the event at least one of the years if not all of them, because I love music and I love live shows, and once, in a past life, I actually loved crowds and concerts and noise and general tomfoolery ....more

DIY Slashed Sleeved Sweatshirt | Cute & Simple!

Inspired by this Slasher Knit Sweater, I got busy on a plain heathered blue sweatshirt I bought last year that I hadn’t worn yet. Remember when I bought like 5 sweatshirts from the men’s department at Asos last year? {if not, check out my outfit posts aztec sweatshirt & my WTF sweatshirt} Well, this one felt a little boring and maybe too masculine to wear so it’s been sitting in my drawer folded ever since ....more

Our Living Room ~ As it Is NOW {But Forever Changing}

Our house is never done. I have ideas and thoughts about how it “should” look and how to make it better and they are never-ending and forever swirling… you’re probably the same But for now, this is what our living room looks like. And I am content… for now ....more

Joico #TurnHeads ‘Picture Me On Vacation’ Giveaway!

This post & giveaway is brought to you by Joico… all opinions are my own. This is Shannon, my adorably fabulous hair stylist! When we first moved up the mountain to this peaceful and beautiful little lakeside town of Lake Arrowhead, I worried I wouldn’t find a hair stylist who could color and cut my hair the way I was used to, and thought I’d have to drive back down to LA to get my hair done every 3-4 months or so ....more

Spring Wedding Color Palette Inspiration ~ Watermelon Pink

No I’m not planning a wedding, but the adorable wedding style and inspiration blog Two Little Owls in Love included my watermelon pink Manolo Blahnik’s in a recent tickled pink wedding mood board dedicated to her new daughter, and it was just so sweet I had to share. I’ve grabbed a few of my favorite images she used for her post to share, but there are so many more. Check out Wedding inspiration – Pink to see the entire adorable thing as well as full photo credit ....more

Minimalist Style in Black, White, Red, & Camel

What I’m Wearing… * Silk back reversible blouse by LEEAM * Black satin pants from Asos * Black and white choker by Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer * Red leather zipper pouch * Eniko asymmetrical wedges by Alexander Wang * Thick Frames in burgundy by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses I’m not sure why but I’m totally drawn to wearing these four colors lately {black, white, camel, red}. While my last outfit post in the same hues was more feminine, fun, and classically springy, this one is head to toe minimalism, and I love them both equally. I even went so far as to wear a heel… well, a wedge, because I just love the asymmetrical line of these wedge mules ....more


Follow me on Instagram to see these in real time. Come back here every Sunday for all the details. I’m a week behind on my Instagram recaps, which should explain the overload of photos in this post… but as you will soon see, or if you follow me on instagram you already know, our lives at the moment are revolved 100% around two tiny creatures, who while adorable, are quite the handful ....more

2014 Runway Hair Trends | The New Braids & Brushed Out Waves

Just snooping around for a little hair inspiration lately, as I’m a bit bored with my default waves and curls, I found this great resource, Vogue’s Guide to Fall 2014 Beauty Trends, and though I flipped through about 86 of their hair, makeup, and other beauty trends, I found these to be the stand-outs. ...more

Suave® Visible Glow™ Self-Tanning Body Lotion Challenge

This post was created in connection with my role as an Influencer for Suave® Professionals Body Care. As much as I am so ready for the chilly holiday months of fall and winter at the end of summer, at the end of winter, I am EVEN MORE READY for those glorious warm days and nights of spring and summer! I’m sure you can all agree, it’s like a seasonal “grass is always greener” yearning that somehow gets us through the tougher months at the end of each season ....more

Springtime Classics | Black, White, Red, Topped with a Trench

What I’m Wearing… * Shorty Burberry Trench coat * Striped shift dress by Tibi … I have it in hot pink too! See it last Spring with jeans and tassel flats. * Red tote bag by Kate Spade New York * Marc Jacobs Sunglasses * Cava ankle strap flats by Matt Bernson * Lips: Sonia Kashuk Classic Red Spring is most definitely in the air {although it does happen to be raining today} it’s been sunny and relatively warm and fun to lose a few winter layers and show some leg lately ....more