The Sunday Requirement At The Nolen.

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I was so excited to attend an exclusive brunch launching event at The Nolen last weekend! Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING was nothing short of amazing! Fellow influencers and myself were showered with Champagne from the moment we arrived! Adding delightful, tasty shrubs to each glass took customizing your mimosa to the next level! My favorite, the blackberry ❤

As we sipped champagne and enjoyed the gorgeous views of downtown the chefs were busy preparing a serious array of brunch dishes only one can dream of (literally it’s all I can think about)! I’d love to share with you which dish was my favorite but, I just can’t! As you can see from my pictures above this brunch was to die for!! Beer Braised Short Rib Tot Hash, amazing! Carnitas Benedict, amazing! Chilaquiles Verde, amazing! Breakfast B.L.T.A., the best I’ve ever had! Oh, and let me not forget the Bloody Mary’s … again, uh-mazing!! I could go on and on but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. If you find yourself looking for a Sunday Brunch spot to enjoy San Diego’s beautiful weather or to really wow your friends with rooftop views and great food, The Nolen’s Sunday Requirement is an absolute must! Enjoy! ❤

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Lace + Cutoffs.

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I love mixing a little (or a lot) of lace with a rugged denim cutoffs, creating a more casual look that can be worn anytime of the day! I bought this top at ZARA last season but since I consider it a timeless piece it will remain in my wardrobe for seasons to come. I also decided to mix my leathers to give the look of a not-so-put-together vibe, I really dig that in an outfit … and in life in general ❤

Top: Dorothy Perkins (similar) / Shorts: Levi’s (Urban Outfitters) / Shoes: Madden Girl / Bag: Coach

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And I’m Back ..

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I’ve finally made it back to my dreamy habitat after a very long 2 weeks in the Mid-West! It was my first time visiting in a year and while it was so nice seeing family and friends I just couldn’t wait to get back to the West Coast AND get back to work. Here, work doesn’t really feel like work when you live a half mile from the beach! I ALWAYS manage to find time to make it to the beach to clear my mind and enjoy the small things in life ❤

Here, I’m wearing this amazing poncho from Billabong. It’s perfect for a beach cover up on those cooler evenings when the sun has already started to set or I can imagine wearing in the winter with leggings and boots! It’s so soft and cozy, it’s hard to get me out of it! ❤

“We return to each other in waves, this is how water loves” ..   – unknown

Billabong Homeward Bound Poncho

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Find Me Under The Palms.

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One morning she woke up different. Done with trying to figure out who was with her, against her, or walking down the middle because they didn’t have the guts to pick a side. She was done with anything that didn’t bring her peace. She realized opinions were a dime a dozen, validation was for parking, and loyalty wasn’t a word, but a lifestyle. It was on this day her life changed. Not for a man, or a job, but because she realized life is way too short to leave the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.   – unknown

Top: Target / Skirt: Forever 21 / Bag: Cult Gaia (similar)

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Basics.

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I’m obsessed with this casually thrown together look! Half – tucked, button down shirts are always chic, especially when they’re denim. I love the worn out look paired with dark jeans and chunky heels and of course a statement bag always completes the outfit! This look is the perfect example of utilizing the basics from your closet and making them work ❤

Shirt: GAP / Jeans: Paige (Nordstrom) / Shoes: Madden Girl / Bag: Cult Gaia (similar) / Watch: JORD Watches

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Golden Hour.

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The top, a v-neck, wrap top I found at Target the other day and a must in everyone’s wardrobe! The skirt, a thrift store find that I bought for nearly nothing. The flippy flops, purchased at Forever 21 for $9. The bag, I found on ebay! I’ve been in love with the Cult Gaia bag for about a year now. I discovered it when it hadn’t really turned into a “thing” yet and every blogger wasn’t carrying one. I hesitated on buying and before I knew it there was a six month waiting list! So as usual, when I can’t find what I’m looking for I turn to my trusty eBay and sure enough I found this amazing, original, 70’s Vintage Bamboo Bag! Just like the Cult Gaia only vintage, and for me, vintage is always better ❤

Top: Target / Skirt: Honey Punch / Sandals: Forever 21 Bag: Cult Gaia (MODA OPERANDI)

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