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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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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Keeping It Casual.

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This is how errands should be ran … comfortably! Baggy tee, stretchy jeans, and vans are always my go to for a day of errand running. I also, almost always throw on a leather jacket to make the look more chic and put together. With all the holiday shopping I’ve been doing lately, I’ve practically lived in threads of these types! And you can too, by shopping the links below …

Express One Eleven Striped Top

Topshop ‘Joni’ High Rise Skinny Jeans

BB Dakota Braver Faux Leather Bomber Jacket

Women’s Vans Atwood Low Sneaker

Marc Jacobs ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Bag

Marc Jacobs Retro Sunnies – UNAVAILABLE

Rt Signature Large Final White

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Dressed to Kill.

As the day of sending my first born to college rapidly approaches, my youngest daughter Lexie and I look for any excuse to spend a little extra time with Drue before she leaves. As a mom, blogger, and photography lover I can never pass up the chance to capture the most beautiful moments these two share. They are the best of friends having a bond that is everlasting and unbreakable. Drue, who is her sister’s keeper and Lexie who always keeps a smile on Drue’s face  …. it’s truly been a blessing to watch these two grow up together …

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Kiss Kiss,

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Overalls – Vintage Unionbay (Muse Clothing) / T-Shirt Under Overalls – PacSun / Shorts – AE / Dressed To Kill – Cha Boutique

Vintage Levi’s + Vans = True Love For Ever

Ok, so am I the only girl that has a hard time finding and fitting all those cute little vintage cutoff shorts I see online all the time? You know what I’m talking about! I’ll come across the cutest site that offers vintage cutoffs, usually kinda pricey, but when I get them in, they NEVER fit! Problem is, vintage is hard. Who knows how many times they’ve been washed or worn. And by the distress, it looks like many. Thing is, good vintage cutoffs are hard to come by and if you want to try on before you buy, good luck!!

At least that’s what I thought! Let me explain. I recently spent the day with my daughter Drue and we did a little shopping in The District. We came across a store that I instantly fell in love with, Muse Clothing. From the moment I walked in, I knew this would be a store I will now frequent often. The vibe, I’d say is hipster/vintage, which is awesome and needed in Columbia!

Now, I’m the girl who loves a good thrift store. Put me in front of a Goodwill and I’ll see you in two hours. I love searching for that ultimate score that I can work into my wardrobe or revamp to make it my own. But what’s better than actually finding a good pair of old jeans you can cutoff and make cute, you ask?! … finding the perfect pair of vintage Levi cutoffs, perfectly distressed, and to top it off, the perfect fit. Muse Clothing has racks full of REAL vintage distress denim shorts, jeans, AND skirts! They also have great accessories and tops! Be sure to go upstairs and check out their sales too! You won’t be disappointed …

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I couldn’t resist to pair my floral Van’s with my new Levi’s! Love, love, love …

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These vintage Levi’s weren’t my only find at this gem of a store. I also scored a Valentino denim skirt I can’t wait to feature on here! Yes, I said Valentino! Needless to say, Muse Clothing is my new jam!

Kisses,

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Jeans – Levi’s (Muse Clothing) / Shoes – Vans (Hawaiian Floral)