SUNNY SUNDAZE

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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!)!

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I have listed my favorite shirt dresses below for under $50! ENJOY!

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I love mixing pink and blue, and I found the cutest pink purse from Marshalls for $24.

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The sunnies are from Forever21 and UNDER $10!

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Back to Basics

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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!

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I love these fur earmuffs my sister got me for Christmas! (linked below)

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This jacket is now on sale at H&M for $40! (linked below)

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Monday Motivation

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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.

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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.

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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!)

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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!

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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!

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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!

XO- A