Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Flashback

- a little morning time with my Lula - 

- discovering Lil' Green Wagon

- a fresh batch of homemade granola bars for Christian - 

- stumbling upon a beautiful rose garden in San Diego (thank you for your help last week!) - 

- winning first place at a pizza-making competition at work - 
(must be all that practice from this pear and gorgonzola pizza, margherita pizza, eggplant and tomato pizza, bbq chicken pizza and flank steak it sad how much I love making pizza?)

- beautiful roses at the farmer's market -

- my first surf and turf burrito, hello addiction - 

- holy lemons! - 

- farmers market Sundays with Bailey - and her best cobra impression - 

- beautiful succulents - I'm obsessed - 

- dangerously delicious coconut m&m's - 

We had such a fun and full week that I was snapping pictures left and night (Kathleen the paparazzi, that's nothing new).  It was a little cooler this week and Christian had a surprisingly light workload, so we spent a lot of time outside which is always his favorite - eating outside, biking, farmers markets, riding around with the top down and keeping all the apartment windows open.  This is nothing for California locals who are used to these privileges, but we aren't used to this kind of weather so we are obsessed! 

We spent last weekend in San Diego - thank you to those who helped us decide in this post!  It's such a beautiful city and next time I need to do a little more planning beforehand to make sure we make the most of it.  

This weekend we are heading to Temecula for some wine tastings with friends.  After our fun anniversary weekend in Santa Barbara, we decided we should definitely take advantage of the wineries within reach, so I can't think of  a better way to wrap up Easter Sunday after church than a toast in wine country with new friends.  

What are your weekend plans?  Do you have any favorite spots in Temecula?  Thank you so much for reading and for your input - y'all have no idea how helpful your feedback and comments really are! XO - 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Coral and Cargo

Somewhere on this blog I said I would never wear cargo pants.  I'm owning it because I know I said it.

Then I kept seeing Jessica Alba in them time and time again.  I caved.  I saw them on Old Navy online when I snagged these camo pants and purchased a pair.  I'm now totally addicted to both my camo pair, this pair AND virtually anything from Old Navy in this rockstar line.  The fit is perfection!  

My original concern was that I didn't need to add bulk to my thighs, but you know what?  What gives. I'm all over it.

top - Blush and Bashful Boutique (c/o) | pants - Old Navy | heels - Nine West | white necklace - Shop Prima Donna (c/o) | c (heart) k necklace - Bip & Bop | cross my heart ring - INPink (c/o) | watch - Swatch | chainlink bracelet - INPink (c/o) | gold bangle - Bip & Bop (c/o) | clutch - Rumor Boutique (c/o) | sunnies - Steve Madden, love these | lips - Urban Decay Bang Lip Pencil + Jilted Lipstick 

Thanks so much for reading! XO - 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Morning Craving: Summer Maxi

Y'all know I wear maxi's all year round (not kidding - JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril, MayJuly, AugustSeptember, December and of course yesterday), but with the weather warming up for everyone - my eyes are definitely going to my summer maxi's that I live in all spring and summer.  Above are some of my favorites and below are some more options for that breezy look that I find flattering on everyone.

Maxi on, y'all.  Which is your favorite?  Thanks so much for reading - XO 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Orange Crush

This Blush and Bashful Boutique maxi dress is my latest spring obsession.  I am usually not one to wear orange (confession:  it's my least favorite color), but something about the adorable appliqué on the bodice of this maxi changed my mind.

All I needed to add was a chunky necklace.  I wore this turquoise necklace on one of my first dates with Christian in college and it's been his favorite ever since.  He says something about it every time I wear it - I think it just brings back sweet memories! Memories of when I was sweet and charming, pretending I was laid back enough to enjoy drinking Keystone Light (inaccurate) because I was still trying to woo him.  Now it's more like dance parties in the kitchen (preferably to this song and this song), Chrisley Knows Best on the DVR and a three-legged cat lady obsession - but I'm still fun, right?

maxi - Blush and Bashful Boutique (c/o) | turquoise necklace - White House | Black Market (old), similar here and here | heels - Zara | clutch - Rumor Boutique (c/o) | cuff - Shop Prima Donna (c/o) | gold bangle - Bip & Bop | chainlink pastel bracelet - INPink (c/o) | cross my heart ring - INPink (c/o) | sunnies - Forever21, similar here | lipstick - Urban Decay Anarchy 

Do you have an outfit or piece of jewelry that brings back fun memories?  I'd love to hear!  

In other news - Shopbop is having a fab sale today - 25% off site-wide (with some brand exclusions).  Below are some items I have had my eye on - I think today might be the day to pull the trigger.

Thanks so much for reading - XO