My husband and I recently took a trip to Seattle and as soon as I landed I fell in love with the Emerald City! My husband has been working on a project there, and he wanted me to come out and sight- see with him for the long Fourth of July weekend! The first day he had to work so I went exploring and found myself shopping (I don’t know how that happened). Later on that day we took the monorail to the Space Needle. We unfortunately didn’t go up, but the ride there was so fun, and beautiful. We walked around the grounds and I treated this pregnant belly to some cotton candy! It was seriously the perfect day and the weather that entire weekend was amazing! The locals kept telling us we came at the “best time!”
This weekend in LA the weather was beautiful, and it made me super excited for summer! When I think summer I think the more leg the better 😉 and this J.O.A. dress did not disappoint! I scored this adorable shirt- dress from Marshalls for $29! I love the accent tie- bows on the sleeves, and the blue and white pinstripes. I paired it with silver mules from Nordstromrack (under $40!)!
I have listed my favorite shirt dresses below for under $50! ENJOY!
I love mixing pink and blue, and I found the cutest pink purse from Marshalls for $24.
The sunnies are from Forever21 and UNDER $10!
SHIRT DRESSES UNDER $50!
California has been getting so much rain and snow this year, that my husband and I decided to pack up and head to Mammoth to hit the slopes. When I say hit the slopes, I mean I literally “hit the slopes” because I am the WORST skier in the world. I have tried skiing a million times but can’t seem to get the hang of it. My husband on the other hand is an expert snowboarder and lives for this time of year!
So I decided last minute that instead of falling on my ass all day on the mountain, I would instead shop, and drink in the village (which was ironic because I took the biggest fall on ice-OUCH!) Mammoth is one of our favorite places to go! It has the sweetest little village, restaurants and shops.
I love putting together looks for weekend trips, but I hate coming home and unpacking! So I decided to pack LESS, in the hopes I still had enough to look FABULESS! I packed very minimal: only two pairs of black fleece leggings, two sweaters, two jackets, and fun winter accessories!
I love these fur earmuffs my sister got me for Christmas! (linked below)
This jacket is now on sale at H&M for $40! (linked below)
Let’s be honest, if you are a stay-at– home employee, it can be real tough to get dressed, and beautified. And honestly why would you get all dolled up for the mail man? One of the best things about working from home is you can do it in your coffee stained PJ’s with not a stitch of makeup on, and heck no one would even care if you brushed your teeth that day (gross, but I am the first to admit I have done this). I have listed some tips, and tricks that will help give you that excitement of dressing for the office without the hassle of that annoying commute.
Drink out of a cute coffee mug!
Whether you drink coffee, or tea, there are so many fun and inspirational coffee cups out there it can be hard to choose. They are also very versatile and can be used to hold your pens, making it a great accent piece for your home office.
Pick your clothes out the night before (NO MORE PAJAMAS)
Just like you did when you were in grade- school, picking your clothes the night before will make you feel like you have somewhere to be, and people to see. A casual outfit will help you feel more productive, even if you’re siting comfortably at home. I love working in either an oversized sweater, or a fun OTS top! I also like to wear color. A little pop of color goes a long way, and will help you feel energized throughout the day! (HEY! That rhymes!)
Do your hair! (No makeup required)
Brushing your hair is like brushing your teeth– it will motivate you to get your day going. (I promise!) When you feel good about how you look, not only will it make you feel more productive, it will help set the tone for the rest of the day–TRUST ME!
Find the brightest room in the house
Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated if you haven’t stepped outside and experienced the morning rush. However finding a well lit room can be just as effective, and for me it’s my living room. Find a spot with some sun, it will help charge you for the day and sure beats a cubicle!
Get out! Make a coffee or lunch date- with yourself!
Give yourself a place to go at least once a week. This will help break up the monotony of feeling like you’re a caged working animal. Make a work meeting for yourself, set the deadline and agenda– this will help you work towards milestone each week.
Hope these little tips will help you feel more productive, and motivated for the weeks to come!
If you know me you know I love traveling, however it takes a lot of money, effort, and time to plan. Playing tourist in your own city is just as exciting, but more affordable and accessible. I have visited the Getty Museum in LA countless times, and it NEVER disappoints. There are always new exhibits of art, delicious (but expensive) food (you can totally bring your own and have a picnic on the lawn), and breath-taking views. This week my husband had a weekday off (YAY!), so we headed to the museum and made a day of it! The weather was so beautiful, and this duster dress from H&M was perfect for the breezy warm day– did I mention it was only $15 on sale ?!
Staycations have become our new favorite vacations, and this weekend’s was my favorite! As a kid I remember driving to Disneyland from AZ and being mesmerized by the giant windmills in Palm Springs. Never did I imagine having a romantic weekend there some odd years later! But I can honestly say we had the best time staying at The Parker Palm Springs. From the moment you walk into the hotel you feel like you have been transported back to the 60’s with all the vintage looking decor! The rooms were minimal and modern, with touches of Jonathan Adler throughout.
Planning a trip is one of my favorite things, but planning my outfits is on a whole other level! I always check instagram for inspiration, looking at the destination’s tags to get the vibe.
This weekend I challenged myself to pack only 1 pair of shoes and wear the same accessories with every outfit! I can honestly say operation pack minimal was a success, and I actually wore everything I brought (which never happens due to over packing!) I also accessorized the scarf you see in the picture three different ways, which was super fun to style. BEST $14 ever spent! Every outfit you see is under $100!