Winter Wardrobe Transitioning Tips.

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Hey, guys! So spring is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me you’ve already started rummaging through your closet pulling your favorite winter pieces in hopes of styling them for spring. Oh you haven’t? Ok, well let me give you a few tips for doing just that!

First of all, keep your pants on! I love how easily a fall/winter pant can transition to warmer months simply by changing your shoes. In the fall I wore these pants (above) with an oxford. In the winter I wore them with booties. For the spring I’ll wear them with a short heel (like above) and in the summer I’ll wear them with a t-shirt and flip-flops. ❤

Second, sweaters! Don’t puttem’ away yet! Especially here on the west coast when the temps drop in the evenings or when the sun disappears behind the clouds, you’ll definitely want something to throw on. It’s totally acceptable to wear big comfy sweaters with cute denim cutoffs! Just one of the many reasons I love living in San Diego. ❤

Third, scarves! I know sounds a little crazy and obviously not all scarves will work but a lot will! Let me give you a couple of examples: When the weather starts warming up and I feel as though I can wear a tank top during the sunny days a lot of times I like to keep a scarf in my bag so I can drape it over my shoulders like a shawl. Much easier to put on and take off and also easier than a sweater or jacket to stash in a purse with the suns out to play. Also I love using my smaller, thinner, scarves as a head wrap! Scarves are literally one of the most versatile accessories you can own, don’t be afraid to get creative! ❤

Fourth, mix it up! Start pairing those flirty, floral spring dresses with your fall / winter jackets. I love wearing a floral, whimsy, bohemian style dress and then draping a leather moto jacket or a denim jacket over my shoulders! It’s literally the best way to start introducing your spring wardrobe into these sometimesy , weird weather temps!

My last tip of this post is to be yourself! You’re in charge of who you are and what you wear! Which basically means that the one major rule to transitioning your fall / winter wardrobe to spring / summer months is, there are no rules! Take it from a person who loves the “wtf is she wearing moments”, always be yourself ❤

Top: Target / Pants: H&M (ON SALE!!!) / Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Sunnies: Celine

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V-Day Gift Guide or Lack Of.

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Valentine’s Day is only three days away!! Unlike most bloggers who are posting V-Day inspired outfits and gift guides for your significant other, I’m not. I know, I know, maybe that makes me lame and maybe some of you are wondering what my Beardo and I do for lovers day and probably most of you could give a shit less, but I’m going to give you my two cents on how I feel about this day and what it means to my relationship.

For starters, I think it’s important to start this little convo by saying that I’m madly in love with my husband and have been since the moment we met. Ok, well that’s kinda stretching it lol I’ve been in love with him since the moment I realized his persistency was not going to stop anytime soon and I should give him a shot. It took like two seconds and I was deeply in love with the man of my dreams ❤ I think it’s also important to say that we’ve been together now for 13 years (married for almost 8) which I believe puts us in OG status 🙂 Annnyyyyywaaayyyy, I loooovvvvve Valentines Day! But what I love most about it, is the cheesiness. I could care less about over the top dates and extravagant gifts. I’m perfectly happy with all gifts being purchased at Wal-Mart. Seriously! Chocolates, stuffed animals, cards, candy, I’m good with all that! Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Honestly, I think it’s because my Beardo makes me feel loved everyday! Today I woke up to breakfast made, topped with a white rose on my plate. Twice this week, I woke up to love letters, one in our kitchen and the other in my MacBook when I opened it. He is a true romantic and I adore every bit of him. Whether we’re dining at a nice restaurant or eating pizza on the beach this Valentines Day, the feeling will always be the same … grateful. I remember times when I wished for a man just like YOU (I know you’re reading this) and I will never take you for granted, you’re yummy in every way I’ve ever imagined. ❤

Top: H&M / Jeans: Hollister (ON SALE!!!!) / Backpack: Michael Kors (similar) / Sunnies: Celine / Shoes: Vans

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Style On A Budget.

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Happy Friday, guys! So, while I was visiting MO last weekend I packed several winter outfits, mostly coats thinking I’d take advantage of the cold weather and finally be able to post some actual winter content for you, well that didn’t happen. I found myself staying warm indoors as much as possible, only freezing my ass off once to take pics, as you might have read in my previous post. So now that I’m back home (San Diego) I’m going to do whatever it takes to still bring you that cold weather content, even if it means wearing a coat and scarf in 75 degree temps 🙂

Basically, everything in the outfit is old (besides the scarf, thanks Jess!) and I love it. The coat I bought on sale at H&M a few years ago, the boots (Timberland) I scored at Goodwill a few weeks ago (for $5.99!)  and the bag is a discontinued Marc by Marc Jacobs bag I also bought at Goodwill! But what I love about this look is that every piece is classic and not necessarily trendy. You’ll always be able to find a long gray coat no matter the decade, as well as brown leather ankle boots and a black crossbody bag. Being stylish doesn’t necessarily mean being trendy and when you take classic, random items from your closet and throw them together, magic happens. You don’t have to have tons of money and carry the newest $2,500 GUCCI bag to have style. Don’t get me wrong, I love those bags too! But labels don’t define the way I dress and they never will. When I wear a label it’s out of pure love for the art of the designer and the brand not the “look what I’m wearing, look how much money I have” shit (puke). Anything I buy that’s considered expensive has been strategically planned, probably researched, contemplated, and saved for! I have four kids, 3 in college, I don’t know how to live any other way! Basically, the moral of this rambled on story is to be yourself when dressing yourself! Style comes in all forms whether you’re a Label Lover or a Goodwill Shopper or Both (like me), dress for YOU, not for others ❤

P.S. Because some of these items are older and I can’t find exact links for them, I’ve attach dupes for your shopping needs ❤

Coat: H&M or Urban Outfitters / Jeans: Hollister / Scarf: Old Navy / Sunnies: Celine / Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs (GILT) / Boots: Timberland (dupe)

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Fringe On Fringe.

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Heellllooooo, Friday!!! It’s been one hell of a long week (actually two weeks) and I’m ready for a night on the town! If you’re looking for some date night outfit inspiration, look no further! I bought this fringe skirt last year from H&M and as usual I’m just now getting around to wearing it. However, any black skirt would work with this look. As you know, I love statement pieces so a skirt with some texture and character is always a bonus! I love the pairing of a basic t-shirt and knotting it on the side which also adds some detail but in a simple way. I’m attaching some links below for similar options to create an outfit similar to this one ❤

Shirt: Twin and Stark / Skirt: Lord & Taylor / Shoes: Valentino / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunnies: Celine

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Fall Favorites.

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So, I’ve probably been wearing these cargo pants a little too often lately, but what can I say? … they go with everything! I was totally feeling them a few days ago with an all black ensemble and a touch of fur, which is really a scarf I draped over my bag to give the look some texture. Wearing it as a scarf with the leather jacket is a good look too, but this San Diego weather isn’t going to let that happen anytime soon … and for real, I’m not even mad about it ❤

Jacket: Guess / Pants: H&M / Shoes: Valentino (Nordstrom) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunnies: Céline / Faux Fur Scarf: Sole Society 

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Short Shorts.

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“I always wanted to be great at something and I found out I’m pretty great at a lot of things. I think that’s what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It’s hard if you’re only good at one thing or you’re not adaptable.” -Sophia Amoruso

Top: Target / Shorts: Levi’s / Bag: Louis Vuitton (similar) / Sunnies: Céline

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