IMG_1404

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!”

IMG_1452

IMG_1395

IMG_1388

IMG_2521

The next day we took a ferry to Bainbridge, which is an island a few miles from Seattle. Again, the weather was delightful! It’s the sweetest little place with shops and restaurants. We actually ended up at a Thai restaurant of all places, and it was delicious! When we returned to Seattle we went to Pike Place Market! Most people visit to see the fish market, but hello, I needed to see the famous, GUM WALL! (Located next to the market).  It’s a touristy trap, but so worth it, and it smells minty fresh (gross)! They recently cleaned all the gum off the brick walls to see if there had been any damage from years and years of bubble gum. But, we overheard a tour guide telling tourist it was covered the next day! If you do decide to go, don’t be a fool like me and just pick any wall to take your pic. The actual gum wall is about three walls in (Google it!)
IMG_1517
IMG_1502
IMG_1482
IMG_2519
That evening we did the Underground Tour  (click the link if interested), which taught us some of the history of Seattle. We learned that the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. CRAZY! We also found out where the word “skid row” came from, and because we took the night tour we learned about the booming business of prostitution during that time! AWESOME! The tour was an hour, and if you’re over 21 you get a free drink (BONUS if you’re not pregnant.)
The third day we went back to Pike Place Market to get flowers to take to our hosts in Bellingham (2 hours North and way worth the trip!). The flowers there are the most beautiful and inexpensive I have ever seen! I seriously wanted to buy them all. We went with a patriotic bouquet like the one you see here, and it was only $15 and HUGE! We rented a car and drove out a few miles to Kerry Park overlook to take one last skyline picture. Seriously a must- see if you’re ever in the Seattle area. It was so clear, and beautiful. Then we headed North to Bellingham for the Fourth of July!
IMG_1525
IMG_2517
IMG_2516
IMG_1570
One thing to note about my husband and me is we are not the adventurous type! We are city- slickers through and through which is strange because we both grow up in Arizona camping and hiking. We stayed with the parents of one of my husband’s best friends growing up. When we drove up, we were in awe of the fresh air, and their beautiful house located right on the lake! They had all the stuff you need to have fun outdoors: kayaks, boats, paddle boards, etc… it was insane! We decided to take a kayak out on the water and Nick paddled while I took these selfies haha. Needless to say we didn’t get far, but it felt so invigorating being on the lake with baby in my belly and my husband!
IMG_1641
IMG_1579
IMG_1595
We spent the next few days eating, boating, hiking, eating, and eating! Martha is the most incredible host and hates left overs so we ate and ate, or should I say I ate and ate! I could not get full the entire time, I  was ravenous (pregger probs) I even ate more than my husband.  My most memorable night of the whole trip was the Fourth, where they cooked a shrimp boil (seriously the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten in my entire life)! Then watched the fireworks right off their dock! It was the best day EVER and I did not want it to end.
IMG_1739
IMG_2515
IMG_1675
IMG_1924
IMG_1998
IMG_2511
I wanted to keep my style very nautical and patriotic the entire trip so I packed all the stripes, and red that I had in my closet! As always, everything I wore was UNDER $50! I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to hear your favorite places to see in Seattle, as we will definitely be going back soon!

SUNNY SUNDAZE

unnamed

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!)!

unnamed-6.jpg

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

unnamed-1

unnamed-2

unnamed-3

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

unnamed-4

The sunnies are from Forever21 and UNDER $10!

unnamed-5SHIRT DRESSES UNDER $50!

              1915022_321072.jpg      _100026855.jpg 00192120-02.jpg  00083109-01.jpg


Palm Springs & Palm Trees

IMG_9828
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.

IMG_9975

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.IMG_9976

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!

IMG_9808
IMG_9832

IMG_9845

IMG_9866

IMG_9878

IMG_9943

IMG_9954

IMG_9972

IMG_9981

image1

IMG_9788

IMG_9994

 


Romping around Rodeo Drive

IMG_6338

Hey my frugal fashionistas!

Believe it or not, Mondays are one of my favorite days of the week! I’m not a masochist — it’s mainly because I get to have lunch with my husband before he jets off for another week of work. And because we still had the Oscars on the brain, we decided to “fancy” things up and head over to Rodeo Drive for lunch at this cute place called Oliver Cafe.

The weather today in LA was so perfect, I may have forgotten how long I was going to be siting on the 405 on the way home (took only 45 minutes, which is record speed!).  Beverly Hills is one of my favorite spots in LA (obviously), and this romper from Harper Trends was perfect for our little lunch date!

I’m curious to know your favorite lunch spots in LA! Please list them below!

IMG_6344

Romper: (Harper Trends $49.00) | Yellow Cut-out clutch (Shop Similar) | Shoes (Shop Similar $29.90)

IMG_6345IMG_6372IMG_6348IMG_6350IMG_6317IMG_6373