Friday, December 30, 2016

Park City, Utah Recap!

Fun fact about me, I was actually born in Provo, Utah! My dad is from Utah and my mom had me when they were living in Utah while my dad went back to school. I've always grown up going to Utah every summer and Christmas but this was my first time in Park City. We were lucky we arrived right after a storm had come through so the snow was perfect where we were staying (we were a little higher than the valley so the snow didn't melt as quickly). It was a beautiful white winter wonderland. We stayed at the Hyatt Centric and the hotel was really, really nice. The rooms had a fireplace and were so cozy, and they had a huge outdoor hot tub which was actually amazing!! I normally have a hard time getting in hot tubs because I'm very sensitive to heat and cold but even though it was freezing outside (literally 30 degrees Fahrenheit!) I got in with no problem!!

It was also walking distance to a bunch of other resorts and the ski lifts. The only thing we didn't like was the food at their restaurant, so we mostly ate at other places. We were craving Mexican food and we came across El Chubasco which had the most AMAZING salsa bar. My family is a little obsessed with salsa (we fill up like 20 of those little containers lol) and they have one of the best salsa bars I've been to. Downtown Park City is also really cute and there are lots of shops and quaint places to eat. There are a couple of different resort areas in Park City but I was really happy with the area we stayed in and is the perfect location if you are looking to be close to everything and be just steps away from the ski lifts.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Pop of Color

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Unwine'd nail polish | Abercrombie vest | Furla bag | Forever 21 turtleneck

Can you guys believe there are just 3 days until Christmas?! I always get started a little late on Christmas shopping (especially this year since I've been traveling and finishing up some work) but I finally finished checking off everybody's wish lists items and getting everything wrapped! I do some of my shopping online but I also do a lot of shopping at my local stores (like Nordstrom, Ulta and Target) so I was pretty excited to learn about shopkick, an app that lets you earn 'kicks' (reward points) while you shop and these kicks can be redeemed for gift cards. You can earn kicks simply by doing things you normally do while shopping like walking into the store or scanning items in the store.

I recently used the app to earn some kicks while picking up some Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polish at Target. I painted my nails white before I went to Cabo, so I decided it was time to go with a more festive color for Christmas. I picked out a beautiful deep red (370 Unwine'd) and I am in love with the shade. Sally Hansen has always been one of my favorite nail brands (the polish just dries so quickly) and the Color Therapy line is great because it has an Argan Oil base so it really helps nourish dry, weak nails and give them a shiny finish. And to get the best results for lasting color I do recommend using the Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil and Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat.

Download the shopkick app here to start earning kicks when you purchase the Sally Hansen's Color Therapy at your local Target or Walmart!


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter White in Lulus

  Dress, heels and necklace from Lulus (shop the whole holiday collection here)

White is always a great color choice if you're looking for a festive dress but want to avoid getting overly fancy with sequins or sparkles. This past weekend I went to a friend's holiday Christmas party and decided to go with this body-hugging dress from Lulus. The fit is just perfect. I love the deep V and paired it with this layered necklace and these gold heels. This dress is selling out quick though so I've also linked to few other similar gorgeous dresses: this one is very similar (and all sizes are available), this lace dress and this bodycon dress. And this velvet dress isn't white but it's too stunning to pass up :) XOXO


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sparkling in Swarovski

Swarovski crystal cuffs | Tadashi Shoji dress

The other week I hosted an event and wore this gorgeous dress that had me feeling like a princess all night. As I was getting ready I was looking for the finishing touch to my look as it can often be tricky to accessorize a glamorous look. But these Swarovski crystal bracelets were the perfect pieces to add that extra sparkle...and I stacked a few on each wrist to really make them shimmer. I've been wearing them ever since, and they are so easy to dress up (or down) and style with a cardigan, sweater, and even a t-shirt. The best part is these bracelets come in eight different colors (as well as a double cuff version) which means you have the perfect color for every occasion...and every friend :) I know I'll be gifting a few of these Swarovski pieces out this holiday season! XOXO


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Winter Hair Therapy with Pantene Pro-V

Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner + Pantene Pro-V Airspray Strong Hold Hairspray | Kitsch Couture Faux Suede Jacket | Lulus Blue Velvet Bodysuit | Express Denim | Silver Pumps | Furla Bag 

I'm back in Cali for a little bit enjoying the nice (but slightly chilly) weather before heading off on my next adventure! It's easy to get tired of it day after day but when you go somewhere freezing, no matter how gorgeous it is, it is just nice to come back to some warmer temps!

Now, one thing my hair doesn't like is dry, cold air. My favorite way to keep it healthy throughout the varying temps each year brings is by using the Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect collection. My hair used to break off at the ends and get tangled all the time. Daily use of the Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect shampoo, and conditioner for about six months has helped bring my hair back to life! Great hair can do wonders for your look and especially your confidence.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PANTENE. The opinions and text are all mine.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Feeling Festive in SF

Before I left for Utah I decided to plan a quick trip to San Francisco with my sisters and our boyfriends since my boyfriend will be heading home to Croatia for Christmas. I love all the festivities during the holidays so I thought it would be a perfect time to visit Union Square for a day of ice skating and shopping! I don't go ice skating very often so I'm usually pretty slow but once I get the hang of it then I can actually skate away from the edges haha. After ice skating we warmed up with some yummy hot chocolate and cookies and kept it festive with Papyrus' new holiday entertaining collection. I love Papyrus (they have amazing cards!) so I was so excited to hear they came out with an entertaining line. Their pieces are all so cute--just look at those peppermint party picks! After refueling we did some shopping in Union Square, rode the trolley around SF and ended the night with a lovely dinner at Cheesecake Factory. Even though it was a quick trip, it was great getting together for some wonderful holiday memories :) XOXO

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dressing for holidays with Lulus

Thank you Lulus for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Lulus dress

One of my favorite places to find head-turning (but affordable!) dresses is Lulus. And with the holiday season here, they are always my go-to for every occasion. The only problem...there are too many great dresses to choose from! One of my favorite brands they carry is Bariano. Bariano dresses are always great quality and have an amazing fit (I wore this dress before in this post and my sister also wore it to the Vanity Fair red carpet event we attended earlier this year). The minute I saw this gorgeous dress I knew it was going to be one of my new favorite pieces in my closet. It gives you such a stunning shape and is the perfect dress for any formal holiday occasion.  I recommend pairing this dress with some delicate jewelry (like this bracelet or this necklace and rose gold heels :)

Shop the entire holiday dress collection here (I'm also loving this sequin dress, this maxi and this wrap dress). XO


Monday, December 12, 2016

How to Holiday with bebe

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember a few weeks back I made a quick trip to L.A for a shoot with bebe. Well...I'm so excited to finally share the completed video! I hope you guys like it! You can also RSVP here to join bebe’s 24/7 virtual reality party.

This was actually my first video shoot so I had no idea what to expect. It was cool seeing the behind-the-scenes of a video since I'm mostly used to photo shoots. There were so many gorgeous models and looks on set, I wanted to steal all the dresses :) I wore this stunning dress in the video and I just love all the embellishments. I also posted with this LBD on my Instagram while I was on set and I received a ton of questions about it. The dress wasn't available before but now you can get it here. The whole collection of dresses are perfect for all the holiday parties--but they are going quick so grab them while you can! XOXO


Friday, December 9, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Recap

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 just got back from my Cabo San Lucas trip with Southwest and it was amazing!! While it was a quick visit, my boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. We stayed at Hotel Mar Adentro, and this place is so beautiful and serene. It has one of the most unique hotel designs I've seen. You can check out their video tour here. While we were in Cabo we went sailing out to the famous Arch of Cabo, did some snorkeling, jet skiing and went on a food tour around the city. It was my first time visiting Cabo and I definitely plan to visit again soon! I hope you guys enjoyed following along on my adventures. And in case you missed, you can check out my post here on how enter the giveaway to win 1 of 12 $500 Southwest gift cards. I'm also sharing some of my favorite travel tips below!
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