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Man, this week has flown by!! It’s like I blinked and it’s Friday! I’ve been spending a lot of time this week planning my milestone birthday. It’s always been a dream of mine to go to Hawaii, so that’s where we’re heading in April. I literally couldn’t be more excited!! We plan to stay in the North Shore of Oahu so if any of you have been, please let me in on all the hotspots, and by hotspots I mean beaches, local bars, and food trucks! This vacation is all about adventure mixed with lots of relaxation and lots of reflection. I can’t wait to share more information with you as I get things figured out. I’m already planning my wardrobe even though it’s over two months away lol to be continued … ❤

Top: Express or Similar / Jeans: Hollister / Hat: Lack of Color / Sunnies: Ray Ban

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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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Foggy Dayz.

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Not even fog can keep me from going to the beach! For the longest, living in Missouri made me feel as though the only time a person would visit the beach is when it’s warm and sunny out. Sounds silly, I know, but I think that’s from being in the midwest, hundreds of miles to the nearest ocean. Why would you go if it’s not warm?! Anyway, now that I live so close to the ocean I enjoy almost any day at the beach.  One of the things I love about our little beach town is the fog. I remember the first time I saw it rolling down our street and by our house I thought something was on fire! Nope, just the fog rolling through ❤

It’s really amazing how for me, the salt in the air calms my soul. The smell awakens my senses and reminds me that there’s something really magical out there, much bigger than me and somehow it always puts my mind to rest ❤

Top: ZARA / Bottoms: Hollister / Shoes: Converse / Bag: Similar

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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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