Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunlight in the City

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Details such as the: open back, backpack zippers and sheen of my leggings make this look so much better. From the front my outfit is pretty unassuming but from the back I'd say it's worth a second look. I felt like a monochrome color scheme again but seriously am in love with the roses everywhere. I've even been tempted to just start takes pictures of the roses in my neighbors yards :)

Next week I'll have to visit the rose garden so I can really show you guys the beauty we are experiencing here in California.

It's amazing how many giveaways I suddenly have lined up. Stay tuned :)

Happy Monday all!
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Nordstrom Rack Giveaway!

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1. Kate Spade Lipstick | 2. Coach Fragrance | 3. Stila Lip Palette | 4. Bliss Mint Scrub Soap | 5. Fred Pumped-up iPhone Stand | 6. Rebecca Minkoff Wallet (assorted colors) | 7. Hipster Collection Tech Candy iPhone Cases | 8. PPD Napkins | 9. David & Young Loop Scarf (all different colors)

About a month ago I went to San Francisco for the Nordstrom Rack Summit! I met so many amazing bloggers! We stayed at the lovely Hotel Zetta (which is at the perfect location to shop at Nordstrom Rack by the way!), had a super fun photo shoot, ate delicious food and shopped their new location! We learned all about their fun #ShopGenius campaign and now here we are making it happen! 

You see, when we shop, we often find items that make us feel really great. And by that I mean we feel smart, lucky, and pretty much like a shopping "genius." It happens to all of us, right? So it's time to make shopping confessions! Nordstrom Rack wants to know what it is that makes your shopping experience special to you. Share your shopping confession or best Nordstrom Rack find on Instagram using the hashtag #ShopGenius. The best submissions may be featured on their account! A couple example confessions:

- I have the mouth of a sailor and the shoes to match
- The love of my life is a little red dress
- Quiet is boring. I prefer to make as statement
- I get candy colored cravings

5 Winners will win the above goodie bag contents!
All you have to do is:
1. Follow @nordstromrack & @HapaTime on Instagram
2. Comment on my photo on Instagram (the one featuring the Nordstrom Rack look) with your shopping confession. For example, mine is “Some people collect coins, I collect purses!”
3. Tag #ShopGenius in the comment with your shopping confession

I'll be choosing the best confessions! Good luck!

Only open to the USA and Canada entrants.
Contest ends May 9, 2014 11:59 pm PST. 
Winners will be announced on www.hapatime.com :)
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

La Vie en Rouge

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I am a perfume addict! I always want to have a different perfume for every occasion. The new Vera Wang Be Jeweled Rouge perfume is perfect for a girls night out. It is like wearing rose colored glasses. When the world smells beautiful, it looks more beautiful, don't you think?

It smells sweet, daring and radiant. The top notes are derived from red currant, gardenia flower and sweet pralines with hints of wood and musk. It is of course in the most beautiful bottle with sparkling jewels and tinted glass. It almost makes me want to carry it along as an accessory by itself :) 

*This is Vera Wang sponsored post*

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Monday, April 21, 2014

5th Ave Fuchsia

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The Flaunt Shop pink dress | Juicy Couture bag | Ladd Accessories necklace | Michael Kors watch | DailyLook heels | 5th Ave Fuchsia lipstick

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful Easter together even if it didn't go as planned. (We also had a crazy hot heat wave and I loved it.) I miss the Easter baskets my mom used to make for us and seriously considered making some for my sisters but... maybe next year :)

Because of the chiffon outer layer I decided to go with fancier heels and bag than I would have normally donned for a daytime look. In general when you are wearing a full on bright and warm color like this, red, orange, yellow - you will want to pair it with neutral heels (white, nude or gold, rose gold) and a matching bag. Likewise, a full on cool color like green or blue - these would go best with nude, black or silver heels.

*Update* One of the commenters (Madalina) asked "Is it weird to ask what kind of bra you wear?" - and no of course not! Whenever it looks like I am not wearing a bra (and the front has full coverage), I am really wearing my Victoria's Secret Invisible Uplift bra! It's not super comfy to wear for long amounts of time or during hot weather, but it definitely does the job well otherwise :)

Happy Monday all!
xoxo

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Incognito in Sausalito


sold out Navy Sheinside Sweater [available in redPacsun denim [runs small - normally size 1 but would have prefered size 3] Michael Kors Grayson Monogram Medium Satchel and watch DailyLook heels [similar Kate Spade heels in size 9]

Casual elegance is my favorite kind of look. You can't go wrong with white denim paired with gold touches and an oversized navy sweater. Oh yeah and I was definitely having a good hair day :)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Spring

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There is something about a wearing a spring dress that makes spring even sweeter. Of course you guys know I love dresses, fancy, casual, summery or wintry. A dress is really feminine and can make you feel so pretty. I love the detailed embroidery on this dress and the soft flowy fabric.

It just so happens, GUESS has declared April as the month of the dress! From maxis to minis, they're giving away one dress per day from their spring collection all month long. You guys can now enter the GUESS 30 Dresses in 30 Days Sweepstakes* now for your chance to win the dress of the day!


Have a dressy day all!
xoxo

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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Canada (excluding Quebec), 16 years and older. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 4/30/14. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions visit GUESS.com/GetDressed/Sweeps. Void where prohibited. If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win. Thirty prizes (approximate retail values from $89 to $138 USD) available to be won. ARV of all prizes awarded: $3,192. Sponsor: GUESS?, Inc., 1444 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021, U.S.A.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Buckle Up

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When I saw this skirt, I HAD to have it. Baby blue with buckles? Sold. And the shoes... don't even get me started! Shoe Cult shoes fit me perfectly!! And they have them in red and black too. Unfortunately the white is down to only size 11.

This weekend I've pretty much been getting over a cold (I know it's impossible to tell in pictures but I've been blowing my nose a LOT... thank goodness for makeup). But I also went to Ikea with my guy to get a new dresser. I seriously love it. It took us like, alllll day to put it together and in retrospect I should have just hired someone there to do it for me. But it's okay, we live and we learn, right?

Congrats to Meifu for winning the Stelly Giveaway! You will be contacted soon :) Next giveaway starts soon! 

Happy Monday all!
Xoxo

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

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Sheinside top in Medium (runs small), Pacsun Bullhead Chino shorts (on sale right now for $20), Marc Jacobs bag [similar], Jeffrey Campbell booties, Prada sunglasses

So pretty much we had five minutes to shoot. I would like to say it is for that reason my hand appears to be glued to my head. Sorry guys! I love these new white shorts by the way!!

Fun and simple look featuring a summery color theme of white, black and yellow though "summery" is arguable since I did a winter look with the same colors here. And actually, this one is summery too. I guess I've got a theme going huh? :)

Stelly Giveaway ends tonight! 
Happy weekend all!
xoxo

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