Friday, December 29, 2017

My Favorite Spots in San Francisco

For the last few weeks I had the chance to borrow a MINI Cooper (I've always wanted to drive one ever since the Italian Job movie came out) and it has been so fun to drive! Don't let the size of the car fool you, it has SO much power. While I had the car on loan, my sister and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to take it for a drive around San Francisco. On our drive up, we realized neither of us had ever been to Alamo Square (where the iconic Painted Ladies sit/Full House was filmed) so we headed that way!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Current Finds: Jackets Under $100

We are only in the beginning of winter but I've already stocked up on a bunch of jackets and outwear! There are so many cute jackets right now so I've rounded up my top 10 favorite jackets that won't break the bank. I also included my favorite moto jacket (wore it here and here) since it's currently 40% and definitely a piece you'll wear over and over again.

Friday, December 22, 2017

SF Girls Trip

A couple weeks ago me, my sister Jasmine, Caitlyn (@cmcoving) and Nichole (@nicholeciotti) planned a little girls trip in SF! Caitlyn flew in all the way from North Carolina with her super hip mom! Nichole lives in the city already, and Jasmine and I live in the Bay Area so it was the perfect place to get together. There is so much to do and see in San Francisco, and as expected, by the end of the trip we still felt like there was so much left we had wanted to fit in!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

5 Boots I'm Loving This Season + How to Style Them

Outfit details: Boots | Blouse | Similar skirt | Bag

1. Every winter I love to stock up on new boots and booties (no one likes cold toes!). I try to keep to neutral colors, so they are more versatile and easy to style. One of my favorite styles are over-the-knee (OTK) boots. You guys have probably seen me style OTK boot's so many times but it's really the only time of the wear I get to wear them so I make sure I get as much use as possible :) And I just love how you can wear over the knee boots with jeans, sweater dresses, and skirts...anything really! These BP OTK boots are great for petite calves (I look for boots that have a 13-15" circumference) and comes in red as well (they unfortunately sold out of the tan color). I also get a lot of questions about how I keep my OTK boots up, and I always wear a pair of knee high socks (like these ones) to help fill them out a little better.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

15 Holiday Dresses Under $50

Outfit details: Similar dress | Earrings (both will arrive by Christmas!)

I recently posted this look on Instagram and had so many questions about my dress! It unfortunately sold out but there are still a ton of other similar dresses from Missguided that are still available. There are also some AMAZING sales going on right now for dresses, so I've rounded up 15 of my favorite holiday dresses (they are perfect for Christmas or New Year's!) that are under $50. And right now you can get 40% off your purchase of $100 at Missguided so most of the dresses come out to less than $30!! Their stuff sell out like crazy though so if you see something you like you have to snag it before it's gone! XOXO

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cozy Off-The-Shoulder Sweater

Outfit details: Sweater | Bag | Denim | Booties 

There is something so fresh about styling white pants in the winter. My new sweater is so cozy and soft, I felt like I was wearing a blanket! It also comes in four other colors and I ended up picking it up in red as well since it will be perfect for the holiday season!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

1| 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

With Christmas only a week away (!) we are down to the last few days to get our shopping lists checked off. If you still have some Christmas gifts to purchase, I've got you covered! I searched for some of my favorite items that are sure to make great gifts and everything is under $100 and has Prime shipping so you are guaranteed to get it in time for Christmas! 

Some more ideas below (all under $100 with free delivery by Christmas Eve):

Friday, December 15, 2017

Fall in Manchester, Vermont

Outfit details: Jacket (shop more moto jackets here) | Bodysuit | Jeans | Bag

Happy Friday!! I'm doing a throwback to my Vermont trip because I still want to share more about my trips but just have been so busy lately!

The second stop of my fall adventures was New England. This year's fall foliage in New England had a bit of a setback for their color since there was a heatwave that hit the East Coast for a few weeks (I think it was in the 80's in October!) but that didn't stop us from chasing the leaves! One of my favorite spots we stayed at during our trip was the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. The town was just adorable (lots of cute shops and lots of shopping!) and the resort was just stunning. There was so much color surrounding it! Caitlin (@cmcoving) and Nichole (@nicholciotti) were also in Manchester at the same time so we all coordinated to get together.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

My New Favorite At-Home Hair Removal Product

With my busy schedule, I'm always looking for ways to save time, so I was excited when Braun reached out to partner on this blog post and try their Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL - an at-home IPL hair removal tool for ladies that are always on the go but still want smooth skin! When I first heard about this product, I was skeptical... laser hair removal has always had a reputation for being an expensive salon treatment that requires multiple visits! I myself even tried laser hair removal years ago but it didn't work! It was also a huge hassle to drive to the salon which was over 40 minutes away and it put a dent in my wallet too. But I know Venus already makes my favorite razors and so I had to give it a chance :)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Can you guy believe Christmas is less than two weeks away? If you are on the hunt for the perfect gifts to treat the ones you care about, I have you covered! One of my favorite beauty brands, Kiehl's, not only makes amazing skincare/beauty products, but they have collaborated with Disney to create the cutest limited-edition holiday gifts!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Best of Black Friday Sales + $500 Giveaway!

Cardigan (50% off) | Dress (50% off)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! If you guys are looking for some great deals, I've rounded up some of my favorite Black Friday sales below plus linked to a bunch of items I've worn recently that have all been marked down. There are some huge sales going on so definitely the time to do some shopping & get a head start on your all your Christmas presents! I'm also giving away a $500 gift card to help you guys with your shopping so be sure to enter on my post here :)

Nordstrom: Tons of marked down items, plus an extra 20% selected sale items
Shopbop: Up to 30% with their Buy more, Save more event! Shop Free People, Madewell, Stuart Weitzman, Levi's, MOTHER, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Yumi Kim & more
Asos: 30% off everything
Express: 50% off the ENTIRE store
Banana Republic: 50% off the ENTIRE store
H&M: Black Friday deals from $3 + up to 70% off
Revolve: Up to 65% off
Macy's: Tons of items marked down + an extra 20% off
Madewell: 25% of EVERYTHING
Missguded: 50% off EVERYTHING
Abercrombie & Fitch: 50% of the ENTIRE store
Boohoo: 60% off EVERYTHING
Anthropologie: 30% off the entire store
J.Crew: 40% off your purchase
Yankee Candle: Buy 3, get 3 free candles (my favorite time to stock up!)
Amazon: Up to 40% off electronics + 30% off selected clothing, shoes & accessories (some of my favorites below)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Peaking in Portland

There is something so magical about that perfect time when the trees are peaking and you are surrounded by leaves on the ground and still in the trees above you too. I've been quite obsessed with these over the knee boots lately and also anything with bell sleeves or faux-suede. So I paired some of my favorites together to create this look. If it had been colder I would have thrown a long coat over!

You can also probably tell I'm fairly inseparable from my Gucci Bag.... it really goes with everything!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Fall Hair Care Tips

Outfit details: Hat | Top | Scarf | Jeans | Boots | Bag

Colder temperatures can definitely take a toll on our hair. I know I'm much more prone to breakage and drier strands going into these winter months. To help keep my hair healthy (and happy!), here are some post-summer hair care tips I like to follow:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Pretty in Pink

If you guys follow me on Instagram @hapatime, you might have noticed I'm a little obsessed with this sweater, and mostly everyone else is too! I've worn it in terra cotta, beige, navy and now pink! It's warm, oversized and looks great with leggings... what more could a girl want?!

Portland has been amazing this year. We went about a week earlier in the season than last year and it most definitely showed. Every tree on every corner is/was so vibrant and you can see the leaves falling so fast. Luckily I have a lot more pictures coming up on Instagram and a few more blog posts all shot while the trees were still full.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Lulus Fall Faves + VIP Sale!

Outfit #1: Moto jacket (almost sold out, similar here) | Dress | Over-the-knee boots | Bag
Outfit #2: Sweater | Skirt | Over-the-knee boots | Bag
*Thank you to Lulus for sponsoring this post

If you've been following me for a while, you know how much I love I'm excited to partner with them to tell you about some exciting things they have going on this month! From now until the 21st, Lulus will have a spinner on their site that you can spin once a day for a chance to win a discount valid until midnight pacific time. The discounts you can win include up to 50% off your order! Plus, every time you spin you are entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 shopping spree. Each spin is an additional entry to the giveaway, and you can spin daily for even more chances to win.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Aspen in the Fall Pt.2

One of my favorite spots we visited during our stay in Aspen was Maroon Bells. It's funny because we expected it to be a far drive from town but it's actually only like 15 minutes away! Fall is such a popular time to visit Maroon Bells that you can only get there by bus from 8 a.m-5 p.m. I think we went just late enough in October (and at sunset) so we had almost the whole place to ourselves. It was the perfect way to end the trip!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Aspen in the Fall Pt.1

Outfit details: Cardigan | Jeans | Boots | Top | Necklace 

Caitlin and I had met a few years ago at an event in San Francisco, and we hit it off right away! We've remained friends over the years and decided it would be so fun to get together for a girls trip in Aspen. This was my first time in Aspen and Caitlin had been the year before and loved it. We flew into the Denver airport where we all met up before driving to Aspen (Caitlin and her mom flew in from North Carolina). Between the four of us girls (my sister Jasmine was also on the trip) we had so many bags we had to upgrade to a full size SUV just to fit everything in the car lol!

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Perfect Oversized Sweater

Free People Sweater (shop more FP sweaters here) | Michael Kors Mercer tote (shop more colors and sizes here) | Shop Leggings | Madewell booties

I think my favorite go-to outfit during fall is an oversized sweater with leggings and boots. It's so easy and comfy! I love this Free People sweater and have it in just about every color now (I'm wearing the terracotta color in this post here). Since it's oversized, it's the perfect length to wear with leggings without showing your bum :) For a more casual look I paired this sweater with cloth leggings but I love faux leather leggings (these ones are only $29!) for a more chic look. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Embracing Change

My hair is part of what makes me, me. I remember watching America's Top Model and seeing the contestants crying when the stylists cut off all their hair. I remember thinking, I would cry too. In fact, most people feel like their hair is part of their identity. Would you agree?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Finding Inspiration on Instagram

I love to use Instagram as a source of inspiration. There are hundreds of thousands (probably even millions) of beautiful photos and accounts to scour through from all over the world. When searching for inspo, think about the kind of photos that help you get creative and think out of the box. Below are a few of my favorite accounts!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chasing Aspens

Shop sweaters | Jeans | Over-the-knee boots | Bag

While we were in Aspen we caught some pretty crazy weather. About a day or two after we arrived, there was a snowstorm that came through during the night and the whole town was covered in snow!! While it was very beautiful, the snow unfortunately broke a lot of the tree branches and killed off a lot of the trees. We were lucky to have come across this picturesque street the day before the storm because many of the leaves were gone a few days later. Timing the fall foliage can be so difficult...especially with Mother Nature constantly changing her mind!


Monday, October 9, 2017

Fall Staples on Sale for under $100

True Religion Top (similar on sale)| Free People Skirt (on sale) | Gucci Bag | Raye Farley Boots (similar on sale here and here) | Cluse Watch | BP necklace (similar)

Happy Monday guys! While I was in Aspen, I ended up doing a little shopping and picked up this Gucci beauty:) I was looking for a fall bag, and as soon as I saw this I fell in love! I ended up getting the mini Marmont and it's a perfect size for me. Btw, Caitlin (@cmcoving) and I are doing a giveaway on Instagram for a Gucci bag so be sure to enter if you haven't already (look for the photo where I'm wearing this outfit)! It's open internationally!

Also, today is the last day of Macy's Columbus Day sale and there are a ton of fall & winter items marked down. They even have this Free People skirt (I'm wearing a size 0) marked down from $60 to $27 when you use the promo code STYLE. And they are having a huge shoe & boot sale where select items are 40% off. I've linked to the items I purchased down below plus some of my other favorite fall staples. And everything is under $100 (including boots)!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cardigan & Bodysuit Outfit

Happy Tuesday! If you are following along on my Instagram, you might have seen I'm in Aspen right now with Caitlin (yay!) but here is a look I wore before I left! I just ordered this bodysuit from Missguided and love it. It's so perfect to wear under cardigans for fall. And Missguided is having a sale where you can get 50% off 4 or more items, so this bodysuit comes out to less than $20! I've linked to some of my other favorite bodysuits and and Missguided pieces below! XO

Friday, September 29, 2017

An Evening with Lillet

As much I look forward to fall, I can't help but treasure the last days of summer weather. My sister and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day by packing a basket of goodies along with a couple bottles of Lillet and heading down to Santa Cruz to catch the sunset. It was such a relaxing and peaceful evening, and we enjoyed a glass of rose as we watched a spectacular sunset. It's moments like these that make me miss the summer time the most!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Shopbop Event of the Season Sale!

Furla bag (on sale) | Stuart Weitzman (on sale)

Shopbop is having their Event of the Season sale where you get 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders $500 or more with the code EOTS17! The sale is 3 days only and ends 9/29. Below are some of my favorites finds! XO

Monday, September 25, 2017

Over-The-Knee Boots

I've been waiting for the weather to cool down to bring these faux-suede babies back out! I lovvvvve my over the knee boots I got last fall and I have to say I worked hard for them! I have the tiniest calves - about 12.5"! It's really so tough finding boots that both stay up my legs and also hug them. I once had a sales rep at Bloomingdales try talking me into the Stuart Weitzman boots that were so baggy on me you would have laughed. I probably tried over 50 boots, in store and online orders and these boots won over them all. I still have to wear two pairs of socks with them to keep them snug but hey the extra sock keeps me warmer!

This black romper is something I've held onto for the last two years but I think it's time to let go! I gave it one last wear and now I'm going to add it to my Hapa Time Closet. If you guys don't know what that is - I list my worn clothing (usually 1 or 2 wears) on there, super discounted! There are some great pieces, if you haven't checked it out, now would be a great time :)


Friday, September 22, 2017

Nothing But Navy

Ali and Jay Two Piece Set | Steve Madden Mules (shop more mules here) | Michael Kors Tote (shop more MK bags here)

Happy Fall!! You may have noticed I was little MIA on my blog this sister/photographer  went on vacation to Spain for a couple of weeks so it gave me the chance to take a little break as well! When you work for yourself (and especially being an influencer) it can be especially hard to fully step away from your work because there are no 'weekends' or 'holidays'. Most of the time we work Saturdays and Sundays, and the holidays are often the busiest time of the year--but it also means we don't dread Mondays! So with my sister gone, it gave us both a good excuse to take a little break :) Butttt it also gave us time to plan some exciting fall trips so keep an eye out next week!! We'll definitely be doing lots of fall blog posts!

The weather cooled down a bit this week so I was finally able to pull out this cute sweater set, but I hear it's going to heat up again so can't quite put away the summer clothes just yet! I wanted to wear sneakers originally but it's hard when you're short like me and you wear a high neck piece, usually the combination makes you look even shorter! Luckily I have these mules which are both casual but give me height. There aren't many shoes out there that can do that! The fact that they're nude also helps. Steve Madden has a few of different colors in these mules, and since they are suede they are so perfect for fall. They make for a great transition shoe if you're not quite ready for boots!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Labor Day Sales!

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you guys are enjoying your three day weekend :) We are going through a bit of a heat wave here in California and are getting some record high temps (it was 100 degrees in San Francisco and 106 degree in San Jose yesterday!!) so you'll find me lounging in the pool and hiding out from the heat! I'm also stocking up on some sale goodies, so don't forget to shop the Labor Day weekend sales before they are gone! xo

AnthropologieExtra 40% sale items
Banana Republic40% everything
BaubleBar: Extra 20% through 9/4
Boohoo: 60% off EVERYTHING!
Free People: Take an additional 25% off sale items, through 9/4
H&M: Styles up to 60% off + free shipping, through 9/4
House of Lashes (my favorite lashes!) 20% off sitewide, through 9/4
Nordstrom: Summer sale up to 40% off, through 9/10
Shopbop: Dresses, tops, sandals & more on sale through 10/1
Urban Outfitters: Take an extra 30% off sale items, through 9/4

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Perfect Fall Lip Colors

I know lipstick in general may be a little too heavy for summer when most days all we want to do is jump in the ocean or spray on some refreshing face mist! But now that fall is almost here who isn't thinking about gorgeous autumn leaves, cozy fires, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, soft blankets, boots or fuzzy sweaters? What better way than the perfect fall lip color to transform your favorite makeup look? I know I personally don't change much about my makeup throughout the year other than my lip color. And I've never looked forward to fall and winter lip colors as much as now that I know it won't budge all day!

Senegence finally has almost all their LipSense colors in stock so I too was able to stock up! I have so many beautiful fall lip colors now! Check out my recommended colors below and shop my collection here.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As Long as the Skies are Blue

Yumi Kim Top (also love the dress versions of this print: 1 | 2 | 3)  | Shorts | Pandora Bracelet | Star Necklace 

This gorgeous Yumi Kim top floats and flows so beautifully in the wind. Which is was in fact, relentless. Let's just say we took a lot more than four photos :P Long Bay Beach is known to be the windiest part of the island, but that's not saying much since we shot these on Grace Bay Beach and it was still just a hair's short of a tropical cyclone.

Anyways I adore how the tie from the back is used to cinch the waist and give the top form. The floral print is so summery and I love the bright blue too. I kept my accessories simple, though mostly because in hot weather less is especially more.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Red Rampage

Shop Red Bikinis (wearing L'Agent Provacateur--on sale!) | Ettika Tassle Earrings (love all these statement earrings here) | Uno de 50 Bracelet

To fellow bloggers and photographers - isn't it interesting how different the light can be all within the same hour? I usually do my shoots in one spot but this time, being at The Shore Club resort, we thought why not vary it a little? Every direction we look in The Shore Club is simple perfection so we knew it would be a piece of cake.

I love how my earrings match my bathing suit so perfectly. Sometimes it's hard to get the right reds together but it was meant to be I guess! (P.S I did end up cutting my earrings a little shorter so they would fall right above my shoulders. These earrings here are also very similar!)


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Blue Crush

Lucy Love Dress (shop more maxi dresses here) | Ettika Necklace | Uno de 50 Bracelet

Another beautiful day in paradise. Did you guys know that Grace Bay Beach was voted the #1 beach in the world? I can most certainly agree... even after having visited beaches in Hawaii, Mallorca, Thailand, Bali, etc! The water is a gorgeous bright turquoise color, it's clear, warm, shallow and extends for miles around the Providenciales island. The sand is incredibly soft and a pristine beige white.

I love this beachy print and how the blue of this dress stands out so beautifully against the sand and ocean. Next time I come to Turks and Caicos I am most definitely bringing some nice big sun hats, a water fan mister and a sun-brella :) The heat is crazy and even though there is often a breeze, it doesn't help as much as you would think!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Island Life

Outfit details: Yumi Kim dress | Ettika Choker | Furla Bag | Schutz Heels (just restocked) | Sunglasses (only $13!)

If you're a fan of floral prints, you will most certainly love the Yumi Kim line (and more piece here). The brand has such gorgeous pieces, and they are all so beautifully designed with vibrant colors. You may recall I've worn a few Yumi Kim dresses in this post here and here. The dresses are all so perfect for a summer event, vacation or for an every day statement piece!

I don't own many yellow pieces but thought this dress was just so pretty! I paired the dress with these Schutz heels (which are great if you are going to do a lot of walking on them since it has a low heel) and a white bag to keep it summery. It is pretty hot here in Turks & Caicos so it's definitely all about dresses, bathing suits and light material here. Be sure to follow the rest of my trip on my Instagram!


Friday, August 18, 2017

Sunset at The Shore Club

Astr Wrap Dress | Schutz Heels (shop more Schutz heels here) | Kendra Scott Necklace

Hello from Turks & Caicos! My sister and I arrived here at The Shore Club a few days ago and this place is AMAZING! It is a brand new resort (just opened seven months ago) and everything from the design to the detailing (the tiles are hand painted and the walls are made from smashed coral!) is impeccable. This is our first time on this island and we are in love.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SoCal Road Trip Recap Part 2

Floral Set

Hey guys so to continue my trip recap, the next few days were chill as we continued to explore the area and also had a chance to go watch one of my boyfriend’s games in which he coached. It’s so cute how much he cares about his team (he coaches 12 and under girls in water polo!) but it was crazy how fast he lost his voice from yelling. 

One super cute café I’d love to visit again was called Milk & Honey. The décor was so chic and Instagram friendly and the food was so delicious and healthy too! The Vanilla Chai latte made me to feel like Christmas! 

We were so lucky on the day we decided to visit to Huntington Beach so that my sister’s puppy Sophie could play at the dog beach. It turned out to be such a gorgeous sunset and the weather was much warmer than was forecasted. 

On our last day we stopped at SugarFish in Santa Monica on our way up north for more sushi!! Yes, we were obsessed with eating sushi everyday actually 😉 It was incredible as we knew it would be! 
Such a fun trip! XOXO


Friday, August 11, 2017

SoCal Road Trip Recap Part 1

  Toby Heart Ginger Top (shop similar tops here) | Mink Pink Shorts | Schutz Heels | Ettika Choker | Bag

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw all of these photos already but if not, please enjoy! Last week I went on a road trip to Irvine with my sister and our boyfriends. We stopped in a super cute city I never heard of til this trip called Solvang with Danish-inspired everything! We would have loved to explore it longer but my boyfriend had junior olympic waterpolo to coach in Irvine and so we had to go! Once in the city we spent the day visiting different beaches and our first stop was Laguna Beach! The Two Rock Point Lookout was so perfect and the Table Rock Beach was even better. I wanted to stay all day at Table Rock Beach but alas we were so hungry. We got some pretty amazing sushi (can someone please explain why the sushi in So Cal is so much better than in Nor Cal?!). More about our trip in the next post! XOXO

Thursday, August 10, 2017

LumaBella Cool Mist Straightener

If you're like me, a straightener is a necessity. I use a straightener pretty much every day, and always pack one with me when I travel. My hair dries naturally wavy and a bit frizzy, so straightening (or curling) my hair is a must for a finished look.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lovers And Friends Romper

Lovers and Friends Romper (currently on sale!) | Furla Bag | Stuart Weitzman Heels (shop more SW shoes here) | CE Jewelry Necklace | Bombshell LipSense

I can't help it, these Stuart Weitzman heels go with everything I put on these days. I mean they're nude, slightly fancy and slightly casual since they lack embellishments but have a nice patent finish and they are just the perfect height (4 inches). I love being 5'8"!

This Lovers & Friends romper is probably going to sell out fast. I already saw another blogger wearing it on Instagram after we shot this! I feel like baby blue is such an "in" color this year so a lace baby blue romper was a no-brainer. There are just so many gorgeous lace rompers to choose from!



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pretty Little Playsuit

Lost and Wander Playsuit (shop more jumpsuits here) | Ettika Necklace | Bag from Bali (similar here --shop more straw woven bags here) | Aussie Rose LipSense

This might just be the month of playsuits! I just can't seem to get enough of them :) I actually got all of my playsuits from Kitsch this month since they're so great for hot weather and so easy to make a put together look! I'm also wearing my favorite nude Klub Nico wedges which I didn't photograph.

Tip: If you like deep V cuts like this, invest in "fashion tape" :) It's a real thing that costs almost nothing and it works great to keep everything in place!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Birthday Post!

It was my birthday on Friday and I have to say, it was a very special day made even more special since it was the first time I got to spend it with my boyfriend who has previously always been back home in Croatia. My sister surprised me with balloons and my favorite pie. I spent the evening in SF and the next night we had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants with friends and family. 

It's a strange feeling knowing I'm getting older since I swear every year for the last 10 years I don't feel like I aged one bit lol! I feel so extremely blessed to be doing what I love, and I want to thank you all for your sweet birthday messages and support over the years. It's the best birthday present I could ask for! XO


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pink Jumper

Amuse Society Romper via Kitsch Couture (shop more rompers here) | Furla Bag | Stuart Weitzman Heels | CE Jewelry Necklace 

This romper is just one of those perfect pieces for summer. I love the light material (great for the heat) and the detailing with the polka dots, lace and frills make it so feminine! And you can't go wrong with a dress or romper where you just have to throw on one item and your look is complete :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amazon Prime Day Deals!

Levi's shorts (30% off for Prime Day)

Amazon Prime Day is here and Amazon has so many great deals going on right now! There are too many good deals to share, but I've rounded up my top favorite steals. To take advantage of these deals you do have to be a Prime member, but if you aren't already you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dinner Date

Top from Kitsch Couture | Topshop Jeans | Stuart Weitzman Heels | YSL Bag | CLUSE Watch | Blu-Red LipSense

The weather has been incredibly hot but the evenings are so perfect. I love dressing up for dinner sometimes and this is what I wore the other night! I could have gone casual with sneakers but I wore my new Stuart Weitzman heels that I've been lusting after FOR-EVER! And of course paired them with my favorite YSL bag (this exact one is no longer sold online you can shop a similar version here) :)

These high waist TopShop jeans have the BEST fit for girls that are 5'4" I swear! Curvy or not, they are stretchy and flattering!

Monday, July 3, 2017

All About LipSense

Today I want to tell you guys all about LipSense. I have been hearing about it for a year but it was only three weeks ago I finally decided to try it. I've just accepted over the years that lipstick is one of those high maintenance makeup products you have to reapply constantly or worry about getting it on your cup, teeth, boyfriend, etc. I also hate the idea of eating lipstick and everyone says you eat like four pounds in your life. Well not me! I might have put it on for pictures or events but otherwise I never wear lipstick. Not until LipSense. This stuff stays ON. That's the crazy amazing selling point - it's the lip color that STAYS! It's smudge-proof, kiss-proof and water-proof. I have seriously fallen in love with it.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Wedding Look

Outfit details: Bebe Romper (unavailable, similar) | YSL Bag

Before heading to a wedding recently, I went to see my girl Jamie Garland at her salon B Society for a blowout and style.  We decided to go with a braid that was both fun and elegant, and kept some pieces of hair in the front to frame my face.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer in Oahu

Wearing: Lorna Jane

There is something about Oahu that always makes me dream of coming back. At this point it might be the familiarity combined with the constant discovery of new places and activities. I have literally been to Oahu over ten times and no time has been the same. This was my third time this year and I found out about a few places I have never been to or heard of before such as Kuliouou Ridge Hike, Queens Bath in the Mokuloa Islands and Sand Bar. I didn't get to go to Sand Bar but I will next time!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Day to Night Look

Outfit details: Top | Jeans | Bag | Necklace | Watch | Sneakers

One of the steps to simplifying your closet is to create a collection of wardrobe staples that are versatile and can be worn on a daily basis. As surprising as it may seem, having fewer items in your closet has many perks! You will find that it is easier to keep a clean and organized closet, you will feel less stress getting ready for the day, and you can be more creative when it comes to creating outfits. With just 10 pieces of clothing, you can actually create more than 30 outfits (less really is more)! After doing some outfit planning with my own wardrobe, I wanted to share an easy day to night look I created using my own closet staples.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kauai Recap

My boyfriend and I spent the first part of our Hawaii trip in Kauai. This was actually my first time in Kauai and as you can see from the pictures, it is just gorgeous!! Kauai is very different than Oahu since it is less crowded and most of the land is private property (which can make it difficult to explore a lot of the island).

Friday, June 16, 2017

My Morning Routine Made Simple

I've recently shared tips to simplify your living space, suitcase, and today I'm sharing how I get ready for the day and some ways I keep my morning routine simple. 
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