Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Can you believe December is almost here?! This year has just flown by! As much as I love the summer months, I always look forward to the holiday season. The holidays are always filled with good times with friends and family, lots of laughter, lots of eating...and of course, snowy getaways!

This past weekend a group of us packed up our bags after Thanksgiving and made our way up to Tahoe for a quick winter trip. We made it there just in time to catch the most beautiful winter wonderland. Since we had a few feet of fresh snow we made our way over to Kirkwood for a day of skiing and hanging out at the resort. I wore my a.n.a Anorak Jacket from JCPenney which is so perfect for the snow. It's such a beautiful jacket and I just love the faux fur trim. JCPenney has a variety of affordable pieces at great prices like this a.n.a jacket that retails for $119.99 #SoWorthIt. I love mix and matching higher end price point pieces with trendy, affordable pieces and sometimes you can't even tell which item cost more! Here I styled this jacket with my designer bag, gloves, thermals and booties...but I have to say this jacket is really the star piece.

JCPenney even has their own exclusive designer collections at affordable prices so you don't have to spend a fortune on winter necessities. To help make shopping easier for you guys, I've rounded up a few of my other favorite pieces from these collections at the end of the blog post and I definitely recommend checking them out! XOXO

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Exciting Southwest Adventure/Giveaway!

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Southwest Airlines. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I'm so excited that I can finally share a super fun campaign I've been working on with Southwest! They are flying out 12 different bloggers/influencers to 12 different international destinations...but the fun part is that we don't know where we are going (yet)! We've each been mailed a very secret box which I will open on Dec. 2nd and learn/reveal on social media where I will be traveling to! Be sure to follow my along on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter because there is also a giveaway portion where you can win a $500 Southwest gift card! Details for the giveaway below!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Favorites

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend!! I had a lovely intimate dinner with friends and family at home and now we are in Tahoe for a few days of snow!

Did you guys do any shopping for Black Friday? I personally try to avoid any shopping at malls during the holidays because of all the madness so Cyber Monday is when I do all my shopping. And it seems like over the years, Cyber Monday deals are getting better than Black Friday deals! If you haven't already finished up all your shopping, I've rounded up some of my favorite deals below. It's definitely the best time to get in all your Christmas shopping so you can relax the rest of the month :)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Burgundy Monochrome

Charlotte Russe Dress and Lace Up Booties | Prada Bag (similar, budget-friendly bag here)

Here is another look I shot in Portland!! We found the most magical untouched park... but as we were shooting I realized a scarf would have both helped keep me warm and also make the look more interesting. I really have the perfect burgundy scarf that would have matched so nicely :( When I did the Marie Claire x Valley Fair event about a week ago with assistant editor Chelsea Peng from the website, we discussed fall trends that are huge and one of them is the monochrome look which is so chic and also helped me decide on this look.

I'm also hosting a giveaway for both local and international followers on my Instagram @hapatime in which local (SF Bay Area) followers can win a full outfit and a photo shoot with me and international followers can win over $150 bags of makeup goodies! Check it out but I can't say the competition isn't fierce, there is already over a thousand entrants!!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Burgundy Jacket

The weather in Portland is not as cold as I expected but it is still usually enough for a light jacket and booties! I honestly love how many leaves cover the ground everywhere we went - it is just something we Californian's never have to deal with. I don't know if the leaves just don't fall as fast or if someone else picks them up but it is amazing to see so many leaves, and I especially loved seeing them actually fall.

P.S. These booties also fold up but I don't think they were made for that since the top part kind of overlaps.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Cozy Cardigan Look

Rockport Booties | Kitsch Couture Cardigan (call 408.354.7909 to order) | Uno De 50 Jewelry | White Tank | Leggings | Jimmy Choo Bag
Thanks to Zappos and Rockport for sponsoring this post!

One thing I love about sweaters other than the fact that they're cozy, soft and a great fall staple is how many shapes and sizes they come in! I just picked up this cardigan because long cardigans have a great swing to them when you walk and plus they are like robes - and I knew instantly how perfect it would look with my super comfy new Rockport booties from Zappos! I swear walking in them feels as good as sneakers likely because the entire Rockport shoe line is known for comfort. I especially love that Rockport came out with a Total Motion Collection for women which more specifically focuses on the combination of fashion and comfort. These ones I am wearing have a nice little strap for a more interesting touch. Once again, I got my shoes on Zappos (I think I'm a shoe-aholic) because I knew how fast they would come. I've just been so busy with traveling, packing and unpacking, who has time to go to the mall?



Friday, November 4, 2016

Cannon Beach

Lands End Coat | Kitsch Couture Beanie | Abercrombie Denim | Kamik Boots
This post is sponsored by Zappos!

Last week my sister and I were in Oregon (but actually we're headed back today!) for a short four days. We had so many things we wanted to see and do before we left and one of them was this beach, also known as Cannon Beach. The rocks behind me are quite famous so they had to be in at least a couple of my backgrounds but what was so incredible was this magical sunset we stumbled upon. Literally all day it was raining, even the entire hour and a half drive to the beach! Right at the last second it stopped and we were able to go on the beach and shoot. I was so lucky I had my new waterproof Kamik boots on since even though I was going to the beach I wasn't expecting the entire ground to be wet. I had ordered them on Zappos super last minute and weren't sure they were going to make it on the trip. My sister's (she took these photos) poor non-waterproof shoes got kind of ruined!

When I wear my Kamik boots during the day, they actually stand out much better because then you can truly see the beautiful plaid print and bold laces! I love having dry, warm feet and you can bet these Kamik boots are going to come in handy on many more occasions this winter.

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