You may have noticed that I do not wear a lot of color. It's not because I do not love it, but I have always preferred black clothing on myself. There's something infinitely cooler about it...but, when eShakti offered a dress for review I decided to branch out and try something else. This incredible olive dress had a very futuristic vibe to it and so I jumped at the chance. I opted for the style as shown, but as with all of their pieces you can make select changes to sleeve length, dress length, hem style, etc. It was custom made to my measurements and was a perfect fit. My only complaint would be that the zipper style is sewn in such a way that you cannot partially unzip it from the top...it either has to be worn open or up. But it is made of an incredibly comfortable and light weight jersey...SO easy to wear. And of course, the eShakti favorite detail, POCKETS!
I wore it for the first time to see Rogue One...appropriate, right? I thought it was giving me major sci-fi vibes. Check out the pictures and details below!
Dress - eShakti (gifted)
Leggings - Yours Clothing
Boots - Dr Martens (similar style here)
Ring - Hot Topic (old style)
Monday, January 16, 2017
Thursday, December 15, 2016
As per my previous post, we spent the weekend in Vegas. We drove over to the Container Park to let the girls run amok and discovered all of the incredible artwork around this area of the city. I gravitated towards this particular building and HAD to stop for an OOTD shoot (by artist Felipe Pantone). This outfit is my quintessential go to...and I'm SHOCKED that I haven't shot in it before. I live in the Deia Maxi by Babooshka...it is the oversized asymmetrical maxi dress of my dreams. Throw on my Beth Ditto cropped jacket (yes, I'm sure you are familiar with it if you have EVER read my blog), and my favorite leather chucks and I'm set. It's so comfortable and easy, but I always feel chic in it.
Dress - Babooshka
Jacket - Beth Ditto for Evans
Shoes - Converse
Necklace - Anu Tera
Glasses - Derek Cardigan
Do you have outfit do you feel like expresses the core of your style?
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
This past weekend my husband's work held their annual Holiday party in Las Vegas. So we packed up the girls, Zara on her first road trip, and headed out to explore and celebrate. I was stoked for the event because it gave me the perfect opportunity to wear my Chubby Cartwheels Boleyn Dress in Velvet Burnout! This dress is SO elegant and yet just as comfortable as PJs...which, honestly, is the core of how I dress. I may need this dress in all the other materials too...it's the perfect silhouette.
Dress - Chubby Cartwheels
Jacket - Beth Ditto for Evans (still my favorite)
Necklace - Wholesale Supplier from DD days
Bracelets - Torrid + Etsy
Rings - Red Sofa
Shoes - Crocs
My husband and I at the party
Thursday, December 1, 2016
My current mantlescape
I love to decorate for holidays. It's another chance to express your aesthetic and test your creativity. When it comes to Christmas, I've never been a traditional green and red person. I've always had a pink tree, turquoise accents, pops of purple with lots of glitter and sparkle. As we moved into our new house, I'm excited to have new areas to decorate and an updated aesthetic to work with. I've been brainstorming, as always, on Pinterest with my Xmas 2016 board, which you can view here. Since our budget is low due to the move + holidays, I'm going to try to craft some Himmeli decor pieces with straws and fishing line. If they turn out well, I'll make sure to share them here!
I do think when it comes to buying new decor, just as with your wardrobe, it's best to look for really great and unique pieces rather than buying everything from one store. I found myself searching for vintage holiday items on Etsy and found a treasure trove of options. Here are my favorite pieces! Keep in mind, these are vintage and there is only 1 of each style! They may sell out quickly, but hopefully they can still serve as inspiration for your own home.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
We took a day trip out to DTLA to visit the Broad Museum. The artwork is incredible and spirited…great for kids and adults alike. I wore my favorite Aakasha dress and Domino Dollhouse leggings (RIP) and snapped pics in front of some of the amazing collection. Here are the details and images…
Dress - Aakasha
Leggings - Domino Dollhouse (closed)
Shoes - Etsy customed Converse
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I'm still lamenting that Halloween is over. I wanted to share these photos last week, but unfortunately Remy took a bad tumble and we ended up in the emergency room receiving 7 stitches. She is doing so much better now, thank god! To ease the pain of Halloween withdrawal, here are some pumpkin patch photos from the 30th.
Dress - ASOS
Leggings - Yours Clothing
Shoes - Gentle Soles
Hat - Target
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
My little ones were characters from the Force Awakens, so I dug not so deeply into my closet and pulled together a Sith look for Halloween night. You can see the girls' costume over at my kids style blog, the Witching Hour!
Hooded Maxi Sweater - Aakasha
Sheer Dress - Torrid (older style)
Strappy Bra - Torrid
Leather Harness - Deandri
Maxi Skirt - SWAK
Leather Gloves - eBay
Strappy Gloves - Illig (old style…maybe 13 years old??)
Shoes - New Rock
Light Saber - Amazon
Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe time <3 p="">
Monday, October 24, 2016
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
We moved back in May of 2016 to our new home in Orange County. We had small renovation plans, but upon actually moving it it became clear that the kitchen cabinets were not going to work for us. They were original and let's just say, used but not well loved. I looked inside one and saw the Blair Witch wave back. Unusable drawers, cabinets that wouldn't close...needless to say, we switched from small renovations to one large one: a new kitchen. Here is what they looked like before (seemingly not so bad, I admit, but just trust me on this one).
Since we were starting from scratch, of course I set to Pinterest. Here are my main inspirations:
If you'd like to see more, I have a whole Pinterest board of them HERE.
The space was dark and without many cabinets (but TONS of gorgeous windows). I wanted a clean, very modern and geometric look for the house, so we opted for flat, white panel cabinets with quartz counters and a silver hexagon back splash. We added the matte black pulls and faucet and used a composite granite sink in metallic gray. And now...finally...the finished product!