Lifestyling With Music.

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One of the many amazing qualities about my beardo is his diversity and love for music. Because we share the same tastes it’s one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. One of the qualities he loves about me is my ability to put together a home and create spaces that feel comfortable and really reflect our lifestyle. Decorating takes time, I like for my spaces to look like they came together over time rather than them looking like I hand picked everything off a showroom floor. Somehow, I manage to style a room with what I already have in my home by just rearranging and/or restyling several vignettes around the house. I also love the look of a blank space and then adding a major statement piece, in this case it’s our new rug! ❤

Honestly, the area rug was a huge part of transitioning our simple style to an eclectic, bohemian, mid century modern vibe. To me, that is how I always imagined living in California! It was important for me to include and display Reece’s record collection as it really shows who we are as a family, a couple, and also individuals. The collection is small but satisfying as it includes all the greats! The Cars, GNR, Rod Stewart, Al Green, Kanye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Tom Petty, etc …. The outcome of this room is really turning out beautifully and as promised in a previous post, I’ll continue to share the process along the way ❤

Before I finish this post I want to take a moment to acknowledge the beautiful photography and tons of kissing you’re seeing above! When Sarah Zimmerman sends you a message saying lets shoot in your house the following day, you immediately drop everything and get your shit together! She’s amazing and we were honored to have spent the day with her shooting at the beginning of the week! She’s gracious and lovely and her work speaks volumes in the sense of her abilities to capture real love in still motion. You’ll be seeing a lot of her work in my future posts as I’m simply obsessed with everything she does. To view more of her work you can visit her instagram HERE and to book her services, you can do so by clicking HERE ❤

Rug: Overstock.com / Record Player: Crosley (Nordstrom) / Records: Vinyl Junkies Record Shack (Fave Record Store SD) / Lamp: Target (similar) / Plant: Pier 1 Imports (mine is real but this is a great option) 

T-Shirt: Billabong / Jeans: Grlfrnd Jeans (similar)

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The Fam Bam.

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Currently working on a lengthy blog post about how my beautiful, blended family came to be but until then let me introduce you (for those of you who don’t know) to my husband and our four greatest accomplishments. I hope you don’t mind a little bragging!

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Chy (Rome) – His real name is Chyrome, to us (family) he’s Chy, to his football family and friends he’s Rome. Chy is my step-son, however, he’s been all mine since he was 8 ❤ He’s 20 years old now, super smart, and an amazing athlete! I’ve never known anyone who executes school and football with he precision that he does. He’s currently weighing out options as to where he’ll grace his next field, but until then he’ll continue working hard at college and maintaining his 4.0 GPA. Yeah, you read that right, college football AND a 4.0!!! #proudmom ❤

Drue – My first born and probably my biggest headache! Jk, Jk, only because she’s the oldest (21) everything with her has been a first. She’s the one who’s taught me all the lessons and needless to say I’m still learning! No one ever tells you parenting adult children is hard, but it sooooooo is!!! Anyway, my sweet, little Druey, currently a junior at SDSU is studying Journalism and is striving to work in media studies. She currently co-hosts her own radio show on KCR Radio! Which gives me major heart eyes every time I listen. I also want to add that her work ethic is so inspiring! She works hard, pays all her bills including out of state tuition with little help from us all while taking 18 units!! I don’t know many college students who can pull that off, but she does, and with so much grace.  ❤

Reece – The love of my life. I could go on and on about all the reasons I love him so, but I’m gonna keep this short. So, I just want to say this, in our family, he sets the standards high. I might be the one who holds this family together, but he’s the one who leads by example. Because of him our daughters will marry men who love them no less than he does and our sons will make amazing husbands just as he is. Our love for one another runs this family and that’s the one thing I’m most proud of. ❤

Lexie – This girl, my mini me. My freckled faced, brown haired, long legged beauty that keeps me laughing CONSTANTLY when we’re together is currently a Freshman in college for fashion merchandising! She’s (19) and also a manager at Billabong here in San Diego, which is why you see me wearing a lot of their brands 🙂 She, like all my kids is going to do big things. I’ve know this from the time she was a very little girl, that fashion was going to be a huge part of her existence and I’m so excited to see where this journey takes her ❤

Kane – The baby. Kane’s 15 and a Sophomore in high school. This kid’s mind is so creative that I can’t wait to see what his future holds! From filmmaking, photography, fashion, etc. he really has an eye for all things creative and trendsetting. He’s such a mixture of all his older siblings and I can’t think of any other place he would have prospered more. SoCal is definitely where he belongs. ❤

Chy’s Look – Top:  RVCA Pullover Hoodie / Bottoms: RVCA Week-End Stretch Chino’s / Shoes: Vans 

Drue’s Look – Top: PacSun & John Galt (PacSun) / Bottoms: Forever 21 & Forever 21 / Shoes: Converse / Sunglasses: BP. Nordstrom 

Reece’s Look – Top: The Rail Slim Fit Crew Neck / Bottoms: Adidas Originals ‘Superstar’ Pants / Shoes: Adidas / Sunglasses: Gucci

Lexie’s Look – Top: Bob’s Burgers (Urban Outfitters) / Jacket: Levi’s Oversized Trucker / Bottoms: UO Casey Kick Flare Pant (Urban Outfitters) / Booties: boohoo.com / Stocking Cap: PacSun 

Kane’s Look – Top: Toy Machine (RVCA) & Toy Machine Hoodie (RVCA) / Bottoms: Brixton Reserve Chino Pants (Tilly’s) / Shoes: Vans / Skateboard: Van’s (Customized)

 

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Neutrals.

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Off The Shoulder Top: H&M / Jeans: ZARA / Hat: Ugg / Sunglasses: PRADA / Fanny Pack: Vintage Moschino (similar) / Shoes: Forever 21 (similar) / Feminist Necklace: BP. (Nordstrom) / LOVE Necklace: Urban Outfitters (ON SALE!!!)

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Off The Shoulder Sweater Weather.

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Comfy and cozy is the name of my game lately! Fall in San Diego has proven to be my favorite season, as the weather is simply amazing. Mid to low 70’s during the day and 50’s at night allows me to dress in basically my all year round wardrobe and I couldn’t be happier!

I went to H&M yesterday and needless to say my feed will be full of this super affordable and chic brand most of next week! I was a huge fan of H&M while living in MO, frankly because shopping was so limited where I’m from but now that I live here in San Diego and have soooooo many other options I was surprised to still gravitate to this store, but I do and I love it!

I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend so far. I’m heading to a Sip and Shop Fashion Show in North County today and taking my youngest daughter with me ❤ I plan to post about that tomorrow … maybe Saturday 😉 Have a great weekend!

Top: H&M / Bottoms: Zella (Nordstrom) / Necklace: Urban Outfitters / Sunnies: PRADA (Sunglass Hut) / Fanny Pack: Vintage Moschino

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Blush + Leopard.

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Hi, guys! The weekend is here and I couldn’t be more excited! Saturday will be quite busy (& exciting) due to traveling to Yuma, AZ to watch my oldest sons football game but I’m super looking forward to Sunday Funday and by Funday, I mean lying around the house in cozy socks and sweats! I still have a few Stranger Things episodes left to watch and since it’s definitely feeling like fall around here I can literally think of nothing better to do! ❤

Blouse: LUSH / Jeans: American Eagle  / Scarf: Sole Society (Nordstrom) / Bag: Coach (similar) / Shoes: Forever 21 (similar) / Sunnies: Prada

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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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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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