Life Lately

Friday, July 7, 2017


I know this is so cliche but I can't believe it is already July! Seriously, this year is flying by so fast and I'm not ready! It needs to slow down ASAP. June was a crazy month overall and it had a lot of ups and downs.

The best part of June was spending a weekend in LA. I don't live that far from LA, about 1.5 hours (depending on traffic), but I really don't get there too often. I'm just not a fan of the crazy traffic. At the beginning of the month, I braved that traffic to head to LA to see Darren Criss in his new band Computer Games. If you haven't heard their music, I really recommend it. The concert was absolutely amazing and you just might be able to spot me in their next music video! Other than the concert, I explored a little around Melrose Pl/Ave and Rodeo Drive before heading back home. It was a great time! I finally got to check out Alfred Tea Room and try their pink drink, browse the Serena and Lily showroom, and have lunch at the new Ladurée in Beverly Hills.

Home Decor | Coastal Art Prints

Monday, July 3, 2017

I am still on the search for a few more perfect art prints for my bedroom. While I love photography and home decor, I also like trying to find amazing pieces at good prices. A lot of art prints are so expensive, especially when you also get them framed. I have found some amazing prints at Society6 and the prices for framed prints are really reasonable! I have come across some great pieces on Society6 during my search and I thought that I would share some of them. If you love nautical and coastal home decor, you will love these prints!

* Society6 is running an amazing 4th of July sale today and tomorrow - 20% off and free shipping!


The first print that I want to share is of some navy and white beach umbrellas and palm trees. I love how pretty several beach umbrellas look, especially when they all match. This is actually a print that I have already purchased for above my dresser and I'm still obsessed with it. You can see it here.

A Day in my Life | Solo Disneyland Day

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sometimes life gets stressful and you just need to take a mental health day. This is how I was feeling last week. Graduate school has been keeping me stressed beyond belief and I needed to blow off some steam. The place that always works wonders for me is Disneyland. Unfortunately, I didn't have anybody available to go with. I decided to just head to Disneyland solo for the first time. Let me tell you, it was a blast!


Travel Guide | San Diego

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


San Diego is such an amazing place to visit or call home. I grew up just outside San Diego and still live close enough to visit frequently. There is always something fun to do or somewhere amazing to eat. You can't beat the perfect weather and gorgeous views either! I've compiled a small list of my  current favorite places in San Diego, including where to stay, where to eat, and things to do. I hope you enjoy!

My Favorite YouTube Channels

Monday, May 1, 2017

I love watching videos on YouTube. My favorite kind of videos to watch are daily vlogs and travel vlogs, but I also like fashion and beauty videos sometimes too. I'm always trying to find new vloggers to follow and you might be looking for some too. I'm sharing with you a few of my absolute favorite YouTubers! Leave me a comment and let me know who your favorite is so I can check them out!

ERIK CONOVER

KRISTA ROBERTSON


 DANIELLE CAROLAN


AMELIA LIANA

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Friday, April 28, 2017


One of my go-to Mother's Day gifts is a handbag. My mom very rarely buys herself a new handbag so picking one out for her can be pretty easy. I think this perforated Kate Spade handbag is gorgeous and perfect for Spring and Summer. If that's out of your price range, this scalloped tote from BP is really pretty and comes in several colors. If you want to get mom a small bag, this small straw bag by Kate Spade is perfect! If your mom enjoys the beach or the pool, you could get her a new tote like this one by Chateau.

Another great option for mom is a new pair of shoes! Your mom would love these Jack Roger's sandals for Summer. These scalloped edge sandals from Sole Society are also a great choice at a smaller price tag! These Soludos lace up espadrilles are perfect if your mom doesn't need new sandals! These Tory Burch espadrilles will have your mom so excited for Summer!

I also love the idea of getting mom some new beauty products. You can't go wrong with getting mom a gorgeous new lipstick. My favorite luxury lip product is a YSL Rouge Volupte with the gorgeous gold tube! A make up palette like this one from Charlotte Tilbury would also be great for mom. It is an entire face in one palette, which will make getting ready a breeze! If your mom needs to relax more or spend more time on herself, get her some calming bath salts from Herbivore Botanicals!

If you'd rather go with jewelry, this 'heart of gold' bracelet from Kate Spade is perfect for mom. These Kendra Scott earrings are gorgeous and will definitely make a statement.

Lastly, if you'd rather get mom something more unique, you could go with a beautiful new phone case, a Fitbit, or a cute recipe book!

Jord Watches | Review & Giveaway!

Monday, April 24, 2017


Hey everyone! I have an amazing giveaway to share with you today! I was really lucky to be able to team up with Jord Watches to receive one of their beautiful wooden watches to review for you and give you a chance to win $100 to put toward one for yourself! 


The watch that I chose is the Frankie 35 Series in Zebrawood and Navy! If you've been following me for any amount of time, you probably know that navy is my neutral of choice so it was a no brainer for me to choose this watch. It is the perfect addition to my collection of accessories! The watch comes in a gorgeous wood box that has a magnetic lid and a small drawer on the bottom. Honestly, I have been so impressed with the quality of this watch, as well as the packaging! These watches are really well made and just absolutely gorgeous and unique!


These gorgeous wooden watches would be a great addition to your Spring and Summer wardrobe, especially if you choose one of their watches with a beautiful colored face! If you're not a watch person, these also make perfect gifts for moms, dads, and graduates! I know that my mom would be thrilled to receive one of these watches for Mother's Day!

All you have to do to win $100 to spend at Jord Watches is click here! Every single person that fills out the form at that link will be entered to win the $100 e-gift code. Even if you don't win, you will receive a $25 e-gift code to spend. Either way, you are a winner! 


The giveaway will close in approximately 72 hours so enter now!

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All e-gift codes will expire on June 30th, 2017.
I received this watch as compensation for this review and blog post. All opinions are my own.

Poppy Flats for Spring

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


I wanted to find some brightly colored ballet flats for Spring and Summer to pair with all of my blue and white clothes! I found these super cute pointed toe d'Orsay flats from Target! They're less than $25 and they are SO cute. They aren't the most comfortable, but their price and style make up for it. The style also comes in tan and black if you prefer neutral colors.

You can shop my look below:

Plus Size and Preppy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


It can be really difficult to find nice, preppy style clothing when you are curvy or plus size. I've put together this post with a few really cute and preppy pieces for Spring and Summer that will fit sizes 14-28.

Lust List: J.Crew

Monday, April 10, 2017

Today I am sharing 4 pieces from J.Crew that I'm obsessing over right now. No surprise that 3 of the 4 items are navy and white gingham, right?