Category: Style

Animal Print Dress & Over the Knee Boots

Dress: Rebecca Minkoff | Boots: Steve Madden | Bag: Target | Tights: Revolve | Lipstick: Nars (in Damned)

We’ve had some kooky weather here in Las Vegas this past month. It’s mostly been warm with a few super cold days sprinkled in. We shot this look on one of those cold days when the temperature fell below 75. Last time I shared this dress, it was a warm weather look and here it is again completely restyled for cool weather. My boots are from last year but they’re back this year! I love them because they stretch and stay up really well (they also come in brown). Also, these over the knee boots are perfect for wide calves.

On another note, tomorrow is Halloween! Wow, the year has really flown by! Athena is almost 8 months old. I can’t believe she’s already going to experience her first Halloween. Seeing her in that chicken costume almost made me tear up. But looking at her adorable little face in that costume made me realize how quickly she’s growing up and that I need to treasure every single day with her. We did two costumes this year because we couldn’t decide on just one. In case you missed it, Athena and I dressed up as black cats in my last post. We haven’t decided which costumes we’ll use for tomorrow’s festivities but one thing is for sure, you’ll see it on my Instagram, lol. Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!

Faux-Leather Leggings Casual Weekday Outfit

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Top: H&M (similar) | Leggings: Spanx | Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

I’m channeling my inner Olivia Newton John in these faux leather leggings. Her outfit in the last scene of Grease is still on of my favorites to this day. She just looks so damn cool and that’s just how these leggings make you feel. These faux leather leggings are by Spanx and they’re quite comfortable; it kind of just feels like I’m wearing yoga pants. I love the faux leather look of these, they’re the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe. I love how high they come up on the waist and they stay there! They smooth you out and I swear they go with just about everything. Completely obsessed with these!

Black & Gray Outfit

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Top: James Perse | Jeans: Kut from the Kloth | Sweater: Nordstrom (similar) | Boots: Target (similar) | Purse: Target

On the first day the temperature hit below 80, I immediately pulled out my boots and cardigans. We’ve been getting a few cold days here and there but its still mainly in the high 80’s here in Las Vegas. I don’t care though, I’m going to wear my boots, cardigans, and all my other fall pieces now even if it means sitting  in my living room blasting the A/C.  O

On another note, how nice is this double strap, gray satchel? It’s a Givenchy antigona dupe! It comes with a detachable cross body strap, just like the Givenchy version, except this one is made of vegan leather. Since switching to a vegan diet, I’ve also started switching all my shoes, handbags, and accessories to cruelty-free versions. I especially love finding vegan versions of popular designer handbags. If you know of any, leave your suggestions in the comments below. 🙂

Animal Patterns for Fall

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Dress: Nordstrom (on sale!) | Purse: Target | Shoes: Target | Nameplate: Love Always XO Designs | Rosary Necklace: similar

Animal patterns are a big trend for fall. But that’s not the reason I got this dress. To be honest, I didn’t even notice it had an animal pattern until the second time I wore it (I’m detail-oriented like that), lol. No, I got this dress because I fell in love with the shape! The cinching at the waist is super flattering, giving the illusion of a smaller waist. I also love how swingy the material is. The pattern is right on trend but it’s not an overbearing print. Also, the color is in the burgundy spectrum, which, again is right on trend for this season. I can’t wait to style it with boots! It’s so comfy and I also love the little tassel detail. It just went on sale so grab one before they sell out!

Pink & Black Outfit

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Top: Nordstrom (sold out) | Jeans: Nordstrom | Shoes: Valentino | Purse: Macy’s | Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs | Necklace: Love Always XO Designs | Bracelets: similar

Marc called this outfit “ballerina goes to business school”. Lol. I’ve been anxiously waiting to wear this sweatshirt ever since I first purchased it during the Nordstrom anniversary sale. And now the perfect weather has arrived! It’s finally starting to cool down, here, in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, this top sold out already. But I’m keeping my eye on it, in case it comes back. I love how soft this top is. The material is slightly thick, almost sweater-like but not quite, making it a perfect transitional piece. The fun ruffle accent is my favorite part. This top is something I’d typically never wear but I’m trying to add more color to my wardrobe and since having Athena, pink has become one of my favorite colors. I swear I loathed it with a passion before she came along. And now, well, I’m wearing this pink top, staring at pink bedding for Athena’s crib, and I just purchased pink curtains for her nursery. I don’t know what happening to me. It’s a good thing pink is trending right now!

I’m also really excited about these jeans. Black skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple and these are the perfect pair! Especially if you’re curvy. Finding skinny jeans for curvy girls, can be work. These hug you so well and they don’t sag. They’re also super comfortable, they fit true to size, and they go with everything; winning! Lol. If you’ve been looking for a pair of basic black skin jeans, look no further, you’ve found them!

The best v-neck tee under $20

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Top: Nordstrom ($17!!!) | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans (on sale, 30% off!) | Tote: Style&C0. | Shoes: Target | Necklace: Love Always XO Designs (30% off with code below) | Sunglasses: Romwe ($8!)

Boy do I have some seriously awesome finds for you guys today! First up, this v-neck tee is oh so soft and perfect for everyday! It comes in 6 colors (I bought it in four). I love the sleeve length, it’s about an inch longer than your standard short sleeve tee. It’s got a drapey fit in the torso which makes is great for tucking into jeans. I also love the raw edge detail of the neckline. I’m wearing a size medium here. Almost forgot the best part, this t shirt is only $17!!! I was never a t-shirt and jeans kinda gal until just recently. I always found the pairing a bit too simplistic but now that I have a baby, jeans and a tee are my  go-to for everyday outfits. But it’s not only about practicality and comfort, I also really enjoy elevating a simple look by adding a pair of heels or some cute accessories. And now, I’m kind of obsessed with t shirts. I’m constantly on the hunt for more but that sleeve’s got to be right.

Next up are these super versatile, faux-suede, block-heel, nude sandals. I’ve been seeing this style everywhere and rightly so because they seem to go well with just about everything. I been wanting a pair for a while now but each one I found had real leather so I passed on them. Then I came across these at Target and they’re IDENTICAL to other, much more expensive, options so I quickly snagged them. These were the last pair and I haven’t seen them in stores again but they’re still available online and they come in black too. Best part, they’re under $30!

The last thing I want to mention is my necklace. It’s a 14k gold nameplate necklace made by Love Always XO Designs. I LOVE her shop! It’s full of so many pretty necklaces, all of which can be customized. I got this 14k gold nameplate necklace engraved with my baby’s birthday in roman numerals. I absolutely love it! If you’re interested in getting one for yourself (or as a gift), use code “BC2017”  for 30% off your total purchase.

Ok, one last, last thing. My jeans are on sale again! I’ve talked about these jeans a few times before because they’re one of my favorite pairs ever. They fit really well at the waist without being too tight in the thigh area. And I really like the distressed look and ankle-zipper details. They’re seriously so comfy and they’re 30% off right now!

How to style a tutu skirt

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Top: H&M (similar) | Skirt: (similar here and here) | Purse: INC | Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) | Sunglasses: Quay (similar)

I have to admit, I threw together this outfit in like 2 min. I’d been dying to wear this skirt, which a friend of mine, I won’t say who Lexi, said was hideous. The moment I saw it in store, I instantly knew it’d be coming home with me. What’s not to love, it’s so poofy and fun! Lexi told me that she’d never go out in public with me if I wore this skirt but I look like a goddamn princess so I’m sure she’ll be dying to have lunch with me as soon as she sees this post. Yep, this was a great purchase. *pats self on back* Now if I could just find a tiara.

White Ruffle Top & Skinny Jeans

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Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: Ashley Mason | Shoes: Target (sold out, identical pair here) | Bag: Amazon | Bandana: Anthropologie | Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs | Lipstick: NYX (in Morocco) | Lip Liner: NYX (in Orange County)

I wore this look last Monday for a dinner with Vegas Lifestyle Influencers at Margaritaville. I can’t get enough of this breezy, layered ruffle top! I wanted a casual but chic look so I paired this ruffle top with my favorite new skinny jeans and a nude sandal. These jeans by Ashley Mason are soooo comfortable. They’re high-waisted, curve-hugging, and fitted at the waist (no gap!). These are seriously the best jeans for curvy women. Also, they’re $27!

Summer Style Floral Maxi and Sandals

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Dress: Amazon Fashion | Shoes: Target (similar) | Bag: Amazon Fashion |

Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (on sale!)

Would you believe this dress is $30? Well, believe it! I’ve been wanting to order clothing from Amazon for the longest time but was hesitant given the low price point. I thought the quality would be bad. Nevertheless, I bit the bullet and I’m sure glad I did. Both my bag and dress are from Amazon and I love them! This dress comes in a wide variety of colors and prints. It’s so light and airy, perfect for this Las Vegas desert heat. My bag is a dupe of the Cult Gaia Ark Bag (which is sold out everywhere) but it’s only half the price! I ordered the large size and it’s perfect. It easily holds my phone, wallet, lipstick + much more. It’s also very well made; the bamboo pieces are smooth and well connected. This bag is so unique and perfect for summer that it’s no wonder it’s sold out everywhere. But you can still get the dupe on Amazon! I’m also obsessed with my new sunglasses. They’re part of Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. The sale ends on August 6th (only 5 days left!) so check it out and score some amazing deals before then!

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks in Kids

 

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1. City Quilted Faux Leather Diaper Backpack

2. Baby Arrival Gift Set

3. Pom Set of 3 Canvas Bins

4. Breakfast at Mom’s Bib

5. Happy Mat Feeding Mat & Hardcover Book Set

6. Baby Bling Headband

7. Luxe Hooded Towel

8. ‘Mini Sugar’ Rain Boot

9. ‘Spruce Tree’ Bookcase

10. Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat

 11. Little Royalty Piggy Bank

12. Ultragirl Sweet III Mary Jane Flat

13. Cable Knit Bow Headband

14. Bomber Jacket & Tulle Dress Set

15. 3-Piece Teething Necklace & Bracelet Set

16. Mini Boss Faux Leather Diaper Bag

17. 3-Pack Muslin Swaddles

18. Companion Quilted Nylon Diaper Backpack

Hey friends! This is my final post in Norstrom Anniversary Sale picks. These eighteen items are my top picks from the kids section. They’re in random order but my number one pick is the Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat (#10)! This was the very first item I received from my baby registry and I love it! It’s a great car seat. It’s very well made and easy to take apart should it become soiled (it will, often). You can throw it straight into the wash and tumble dry. I’ll be sharing a full car seat review soon, but don’t miss out on this anniversary sale pick! Mine was $250 on Amazon. This one is the same one for only $199! It would make a great baby shower gift btw.

I also received pick number 2 during my baby shower and I loved it! This is a great baby shower gift idea. It’s packaged super cute and everything is not only useful but natural and safe for baby. I love the quality of Honest Co. products. We’ve been using their diapers, wipes, bathing products, and body products since day 1 with our baby.

I’m obsessed with pick number 1 and 18. I can’t decide which one I want. I’ve been using a large Rebecca Minkoff tote as a diaper bag. Mostly because I never had the time to do my research on and pick out a diaper bag so I just grabbed my largest tote. Pick number 1 is a vegan faux leather diaper bag (cruelty-free yay!). The faux leather look and quilted pattern is so cool. Perfect for stylish moms and dads! Pick number eighteen is a nylon diaper bag. You know what this means? Machine washable! Yaaaaas! Need I say more? Ok, I’ll say more anyway. The camouflaged print is so cool! Love it!

I have to quickly mention picks number six and nine. I’m also deeply obsessed with these. I purchased one of the Baby Bling bows a while back and Athena gets tons of compliments every time she wears it. They are so cute and soft! They’re super stretchy without being loose. I love that they come in a variety of colors, we have about 8 of them now. She also has the cable knit one (pick number 13), so freakin’ adorable! Lastly, how cute is that tree shaped bookcase?! OMG, too cute. It also comes in white and gray. I’m thinking that gray one is coming home with me.