Donald J. Pliner Sandals + The #ArtOfFun

I’m always on the hunt for a San Francisco friendly (but still cute) shoe. The Donald J. Pliner Spring-Summer 2017 line up has plenty of eye-catching block heel and wedges styles both of which are excellent for walking comfortably from your favorite wine bar to the restaurant du- jour.

I teamed up with Donald J. Pliner to show off the Essie shoe (pictured below) as part of their #ArtofFun campaign. The low heel on this pair adds a touch of class and a healthy dose of wear-ability, while looking funky and chic. These babies pair well with jeans and tees, and can be dressed up or down – they’d look phenomenal with a denim mini and a floral maxi too. Next time you’re tempted to call a Lyft so you can wear 5 inch heels, try grabbing a few extra steps in a pair of classy low-heeled sandals instead.

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Get Cozy: 4 Easy Tricks To Makeover Your Bedroom For Fall

Sleep is so important to our health and happiness, so your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should be somewhere you go to relax, rejuvenate, and get away from the stress of the day. Most of us switch up our wardrobes for fall, so why not makeover your bedroom too?

I’ve discovered some quick and east tricks to make bedroom fall-ready without completely redecorating. You can apply them to any season as well!

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Fall Florals – Don’t Hang Up Your Flower Print Just Yet!

Fall florals are deeper hues, burnt oranges, or patterns that are reminiscent of falling leaves. Just because the weather is cooling down in most of the country (except for California – sorry East Coast friends!), it doesn’t mean you need to hang up floral prints with the weather change. Even bright florals can be fall appropriate when paired with tights and cute booties. This dress is the ultimate example of fall florals with it’s dark background and bright, punchy splashes of color via the flowers. The short sleeves are super cute, and there is also nothing like a skater skirt to make you feel feminine. I paired with with my favorite X-strap sandals that add a touch of class to everything, and some cool aviators for a little twist.

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Beauty Hacks for Travel: How to Fit Your Favorite Toiletries into a Carry On

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Trying to fit my toiletries into a carry on has been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember, but after approximately 15 trips this past year, I no longer have the patience to wait for checked baggage. Packing carry on luggage is a must for me now! That said, I refuse to give up using my favorite toiletries when I’m on the road so I’ve had to learn some tricks when it comes to fitting them all in… Continue reading

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Hips Don’t Lie! 3 Quick Moves to Keep ‘Em Fit for Life

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Arguably the most recognized part of a female silhouette, hips are oh-so important to our overall health. Whether they’re slim or curvy, stretching and strengthening your hip flexor muscle (located where the leg joins the body) is essential to for both toned legs and an ache-free bod, for life!

Men and women tend to focus on toning and strengthening their legs to look good in jeans (or spandex – no judgement!) and a lot of woman go through life seeking slimmer hips. But what about keeping them healthy and preventing issues in old age? Luckily, the two go hand in hand. Continue reading

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Ready for Spring – Pastel and Destroyed Denim

A recurring them on my blog lately has been destroyed denim. What can I say? I’m obsessed with it, and all the different ways it can be done. Destroyed denim is like a finger print, no to pairs will ever be exactly alike! Sadly, these pants were not a product of my recent DIY destroyed denim post, but they were an amazing deal at around $40 and are made by a company in LA called Machine jeans.

Because there is something a little bad ass about destroyed denim and I love to mix themes, one of my favorite ways to wear destroyed denim is with more demure pieces like this pastel Tibi top. Pastels were a big hit this winter, but spring is till my favorite time of year to wear them. This light green is girly, fresh, and spring-ready. Another spring color that would look fantastic with these pants is light pink!

When juxtaposing looks like I do here with naughty and nice, I like to keep my accessories simple. For any spring look, a neutral nude tan bag and pair of heels are the perfect pairing. No one will notice when you wear them with everything, because they will be too busy looking at your outfit!

 

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Opinion of a Fit Girl – The Latest Fitness Trends

There have been a ton of fitness trends exploding on to the scene lately. I have been into fitness for a long time but I feel like it’s become more trendy lately to be “fit”, especially with the social acceptability of yoga pants as streetwear. Finally! We’ve been rocking that trend in Vancouver for years, but back then it was just known as the “lazy” look.

As someone who started hitting the gym in high school, working out is as much of a daily ritual as drinking coffee. I have tried many things and thankfully I’ve learned what works for me. I know how to alter my diet or workouts to meet different goals depending on the time of year or situation, and my runners go everywhere with me.

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The Best Way to Wear a Corset Top feat. Kora Rae

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A few weeks ago, I posted a gorgeous top by Kora Rae, a designer who I had the pleasure of collaborating with recently. I’m excited to share another of her amazing pieces. To recap my love for Kora Rae, the quality and detailing are impeccable, and the pieces embody femininity and strength. Kora Rae also does the thinking for you; slipping on an outfit or individual piece like this corset top is an effortless way to make a bold statement.

I chose to pair this gorgeous corset top with a sexy suit, a perfect look for a hot date night. Corsets can be styled so many ways, lately I have seen them worn over flowy dresses, dress shirts, or with high waisted skirts which is my personal favorite. I love the suit and corset combination because it’s the perfect mix of ultra-feminine with cool and classic for a dressy night out. Nothing turns heads like leaving a little to the imagination!

The beautiful aqua and cerulean blue detailing on this cream corset was inspired by the designer’s travels to Bora Bora, with it’s pristine sand and bright blue water.  Take me there! It was hand embroidered by craftsmen of the Dasbagha Village in Eastern India, and the detailing is flawless. The matching skirt is equally as beautiful, but the pieces make such a bold statement on their own that I chose to style them separately – future post to come!

What is your favorite way to style a corset?

 

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Top – Kora Rae

Skirt – Vintage (similar here)

Shoes – Badgley Mischka (similar here)

Clutch – Louis Vuitton (similar here)

Bangle – Vintage (similar here)

Bracelet – Tiffany’s

 

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White Lace + Red Roses – A Valentine’s Classic

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Loving the Lace

I’ve been super obsessed with lace for a long time, and it’s another trend that I’m happy to see exploding everywhere right now. I’m stocking up while it lasts! Lace can be romantic, or it can be a little bad-ass. This outfit plays up it’s girly side, with a romantic backless shift and some bright red lipstick. It’s perfect for a romantic Valentines Day date. PS. Yes, this is what winter looks like in California! Continue reading

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