Stripes For The Win.

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Happy Thursday, guys! The weekend is almost here and so are my parents! Sunday, my mom and step-dad are flying here from the midwest and it’ll be my dad’s first trip to Cali! What better city for him to visit than San Diego!! Because of this I might be a little absent on social media but I’ll do my best to keep everyone posted on our adventures if you’d like to follow along ❤

So this is kinda funny .. I bought this jacket at our local Goodwill here in Imperial Beach,  last weekend when my daughters and I decided to do our usual girls day, thrift store shopping. Since I bought this jacket, styled it, and photographed it I’ve seen a few other bloggers wearing the same exact style of this outfit! I love that feeling when you’ve created an outfit from your own personal taste and then see other like-minded creatives putting together the same look! This jacket is ZARA and I would assume older, so to see it still on my feed is awesome. I always say classic pieces are key to a great wardrobe and you can’t get any more classic than stripes!! ❤

I also want to add that this entire outfit was found and bought at thrift stores! The blazer, shoes, bag, shorts, everything except the Movado watch! Which just goes to show that you don’t have to spend tons of money to put together a really great look ❤

Linking similar items below! ❤

Blazer: Lovers + Friends (Nordstrom) / Cutoffs: Levi’s (Urban Outfitters) / Shoes: Tory Burch / Sunnies: Ray-Ban / Clutch: J. Crew / Watch: Movado

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Waikiki Beach.

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Whoa, that was quite a break! And a much needed one at that! I took some time off, I’ve been doing that here and there lately. Maybe, it’s coming with age but recently I’ve been a little in my head about how I spend my time. I’ve worked hard, really hard for years and I’ve finally gotten to a place in life where when needed, I can take some time and focus on what really keeps me thriving in life. For me, that’s my husband, my family and friends, and some great R&R when possible! I’m by no means spoiled, just a little older and maybe a little wiser ❤

So this years birthday was a big one! If you follow along you’ve probably read me going on and on about this “milestone” bday vacay and I must say, it was everything I had dreamed of AND more! My man and I kicked off the first two days in Waikiki Beach, eating amazing food, enjoying amazing weather, meeting interesting people … The water was so blue and warm, less salty than what we’re used to. The weather warm and breezy with just enough dampness in the air to keep my hair in beautiful natural waves (not shown in the photos above lol) ❤

My next few posts will be about this trip and what it meant to me personally and to also my marriage since this is our first alone trip in eight years, damn kids! I hope you follow along on our journey in paradise and maybe you’ll find yourself there soon ❤

Romper: Forever21 (sold out in color above so I’ve linked the beige version) / Hair Bow Scrunchie: Urban Outfitters / Sunnies: DVF (similar) 

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San Diego Flower Fields.

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San Diego Fashion Week was this past weekend with the event being held at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. I for one, had never been to the Flower Fields and for two I really hadn’t had much of a desire to go … until I went. It’s definitely a hotspot for local bloggers, photographers, families, etc. I consider myself to be a little different in maybe not trying to be sooooo cliché however, once I saw all the amazing rainbow colored rows of flowers I was instantly got what all the buzz was about! This place is stunning to say the least and will for sure be a part of my spring time ritual. ❤

Ok, ok, I know I’ve blogged about this dress before and not even that long ago BUT I really hadn’t planned on shooting it for I was just visiting this location for the San Diego Spring Fashion Show! But seriously, who can resist taking pictures when you have a backdrop like this?! Hope you enjoy! Oh and this dress is still being sold at Nordstrom Rack! It says it’s sold out online so check your local stores, I saw several today at mine. ❤

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Siesta At Ace Hotel.

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OMG, can we all just stop for a moment to acknowledge how effing dreamy this hotel is?!!! I had been wanting to visit the Ace Hotel in Palms Springs for a while now after coming across it online when searching for places for a weekend getaway with my Beardo. It wasn’t until Lexie and I decided to visit PS for a girls getaway that we finally decided to check it out by having lunch and walking the grounds. A simple, neutral color palette really allows the woodwork to stand out which is the style I go for in my own home. The grounds were saturated with amazing nooks with couches, chairs, and lounging areas with fireplaces … absolutely stunning! ❤

My dress is by Urban Outfitters and is by far one of my favorites for these warmer days! I’m all about comfort lately and this dress is nothing short of that!

Dress: Urban Outfitters (Similar Free People) / Hat: Lack of Color (Teak Rancher) / Bag: Cult Gaia (similar) / Sunglasses: DVF

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Cactus Heaven.

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For those of you who have been to Palm Springs or actually live there, you probably already know about this little gem right off the resort strip. For those of you who don’t, well now you do! Moorten Botanical Garden Showplace is a photographers dream come true! I love love love cactus and succulents, so coming here had me so excited and overwhelmed I didn’t know where to start! Everything is absolutely gorgeous and if you’re from somewhere you don’t get to see a lot of this amazingness, well you’re definitely gonna get your fill. ❤

Ok guys, so I’ve kinda been living in rompers and jumpsuits lately, and I’m not even mad about it. First of all, it’s a complete outfit, no matching or planning. Second, nothing is more comfortable! I’ve had this romper for like a million years but recently purchased the yellow cardigan. I love how the yellow brings out all the pops of color. You can shop other options below. ❤

Cardigan: Tory Burch / Other Romper Options: Urban Outfitter or Forever21 / Sunnies: DVF

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Palm Springs, Baby!

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I remember days when I was living in Missouri and daydreaming about visiting Palm Springs. From the moment I entered this gorgeous, desert paradise in the middle of nowhere I was instantly in love! The warm desert breeze, the saturation of palm trees with manicured “hula skirts”, the retro, mid century modern vibe was all a dream come true and had me instantly wanting to buy a house here just for weekend getaways! ❤

It literally seemed as though everywhere in P.S. was photo worthy so, finding a spot to do a quick shoot was easy breezy lemon squeezy! My little Lexie and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to kick this trip off right but stopping at the Palm Springs Sign when entering! Might seem a little cliché but hey, it’s Palm Springs and I think it’s safe to say that the locals are pretty used to it by now. ❤

These jeans, sadly, are now hard to come by. Sometimes they’re on the Billabong website and sometimes they’re not, as of right now they’re not 😦 So I’m linking a few different options below ❤

Jeans: AG Jeans / Frame / Joe’s Jeans / T-Shirt: PacSun / Poshmark / Hat: Lack of Color (Currently SOLD OUT)

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Hello, April!

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It’s my Birthday month and I’m too excited for this one! Not only is it a milestone birthday but my man and I are taking a well deserved vacation to Oahu!! So there’s lots of planning going on around here! Anyway, my daughter, Lexie and I just returned from a weekend getaway to Palm Springs and one thing is certain, I’m in love ❤ But you’ll hear more about that in my up and coming posts. At the moment I have tons of content to go through and pictures to edit, so on and so on. I’m soooooo looking forward to sharing all that I’ve created ❤ Hope everyone had a great easter! ❤

Hat: Lack of Color (Teak Rancher) / Sunnies: DVF / T-Shirt: FEMME T-Shirt

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