Fashion

The First Weekend Of Summer

This weekend was full of good food, friends, and sunshine. What’s not to love?

We kicked things off on Friday evening with dinner at Karl Strauss Brewery. We were joined by several of our work friends, their spouses, and their babies. When craft beer and delicious appetizers are involved, you know I’m a happy lady.

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I cook brussels sprouts at home a lot. But this app inspired me to step up my game! These roasted sprouts were topped with a bit of feta cheese and a balsamic glaze. They were a great compliment to my glass of Red Trolley Ale.

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Saturday morning was slightly stressful. I had to get my blood drawn, but only a couple labs in San Diego were open. The first one I went to wasn’t open, even though the website said otherwise, so I had to drive to another location half an hour away. After an hour-long wait I got the blood drawn. Needless to say, I was a little fried after that. But a trip to the farmers market made it all better!

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I love this shirt Matt recently got! Very “Don Draper at a resort” type of vibe.

After perusing the stalls we opted for some sandwiches and wraps for lunch. The Lip Smacking Eats stand also made a delicious tropical lemonade! It really made me feel like summer is here.

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I love how different the stalls are at the market near our place. One man sells various pickled veg and tapanades that remind me so much of the vendors in Paris. Another woman, who happened to be from London, had an entire stand filled with cakes and pastries. I couldn’t resist a peach cobbler scone. I controlled myself to one but after enjoying it later, I really wished I’d nabbed at least three!

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Overalls are from Forever21, My hat is from Banana Republic, My glasses were thrifted, My shoes are Birkenstocks and my jacket is from TJMaxx.

These overalls definitely make me look like a five year old. Who cares?! They’re comfortable and I love them.

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I really like the different textures and styles of succulents. I know they say you can’t kill these but I definitely killed the last one I had — I’ll stick to just buying pastries.

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Another weekend, another trip to the dog beach! This is quickly becoming quite the tradition. We ended up going later this trip than we have previously but were still able to find great parking.

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My shorts and sweater are from TJMaxx and my glasses are from Forever21.

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Bart tried to make friends with this little chihuahua mix but that dog definitely wasn’t into it. Bless his heart.

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We rounded out the weekend with a quick clean of the apartment, grocery run, mass, and a nice meal at home. I hope you all had a great weekend! Here’s to a productive Monday.

End Of Spring Style

There’s something about the transition between seasons that makes fashion exciting! You get to pick and choose items from the season you’re in and the one you’re heading towards — creating fresh looks with items you thought you were done with.

Today I wanted to share a few looks I’ve been wearing a lot recently as we say goodbye to spring and hello to summer.

ITEMS IN THIS VIDEO:

Look #1

AEO Jeans | Express Trench Coat  | White Two Buckle Sandals

Look #2

Denim top Espadrilles (Similar) Skater Skirt (Similar)

Look # 3

T-Shirt Dress Denim Jacket (Similar) | Sandals Fringe Bag (Similar) 

 

MAKEUP:

BareMinerals Blemish Remedy “Clearly Porcelain” 

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush “Plum Wine” 

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette 

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder 

Burt’s Bees Lip Shine “Wink” 

 Have a great weekend!

Sneak Attack

The latest shoe trend to hit the streets is something every fashionista can be enthusiastic about: sneakers! Pull those Adidas, Nikes, Reeboks and Pumas out of your closets, ladies, because they aren’t just for the gym anymore; sneakers just got a serious makeover. Here’s the scoop on this spring’s sneak attack!

Why Should We Embrace The Sneaker Trend?

Above and beyond the fact that they’re trendy, wearing sneakers gives our tootsies the reprieve they need. Sneakers seamlessly marry style with comfort.

Who Can Wear Them?

Uh, hello…everyone! And we mean that in the literal sense: every age, body shape, and style of fashionista can find a pair of sneakers that fits into her wardrobe.

Are you a girly girl? Try a pair of bright sneakers with a tulle skirt!

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Don’t want to look fussy, but still look chic? Pair your boyfriend jeans with a classic Adidas sneaker.

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Are you a trend-setter? Then finishing off matching separates with a pair of white sneakers could be your ticket!

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Where and When Can You Don Your Sneakers?

Although we’d like to say “everywhere,” the reality is that sneakers are still considered inappropriate for many office environments. Be sure to check with your place of employment before wearing sneakers for a full day of work. You CAN, however, wear them for a stylish commute!

And otherwise, the options are endless.

Strolling through a weekend Farmers Market? Try putting your sneaks with a leather jacket.

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Running errands? A pair of pastel Nikes with a girly sweatshirt is a great option.

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Meeting the girls for brunch? Then pair those sneakers with a feminine dress and colorful handbag!

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A Few Extra Tips for Wearing Sneakers:

  • Take as much care with sneakers as you would with any other pair of shoes you love: clean them and store in a dry, safe place (away from pets)!

  • Please DON’T wear your “worn-out, have had them for decades” running, gym, or gardening sneakers.

  • Sneakers are easy to add an insole into for extra foot support. Ask the store associate where you normally purchase your shoes for recommendations.

  • You CAN go barefoot in sneakers if you’d like, but….

  • Don’t ruin that spring/summer manicure. A pair of “no-show” or low ankle socks do the trick.

Who knew a sneak attack like this could be so much fun? Let us know how you plan to wear your sneakers this year in the comments below!