Monday, July 21, 2014

Currently Obsessed

{BCBG Ombré Necklace}

I scored this beautiful ombré collar necklace at the BCBG corporate boutique earlier this month. 
I love the punch of color it adds to a basic white boxy crop top. It's the perfect summer statement necklace!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Peach Strawberry Orange White Sangria

{Peach Strawberry Orange White Sangria}

I made sangria for the first time last weekend. I scoured Pinterest for recipes but ended up creating my own based on what I had found. I'm not a big drinker so I made a pretty light version. Most of the recipes I saw called for several types of alcohol (vodka, rum, etc), but I just stuck to the wine. It was so easy and turned out delicious! Sangria will easily become my new go-to fruity afternoon drink for the summer!

1 bottle of Barefoot Moscato
1 20 fl oz bottle of Sprite Zero
1 cup of V8 V-Fusion Peach Mango juice
1 peach
1 orange
10 strawberries

In a large pitcher, mix together wine, Sprite Zero, V8. 
Cut up fruit and add to the pitcher. 
Chill 4 hours. Serve over ice. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Guide to Second-Day Hair

In an effort to make my hair healthier and preserve my color, I've been trying to only wash my hair every other day. When I first started this process I couldn't skip one day of shampooing without looking like a grease-ball, but I've mastered a fool-proof system to make my second-day hair look fresh.

The night before, I use dry shampoo on my roots to soak up any oil. By sleeping with the dry shampoo on my roots, any traces of that pesky white residue is absorbed and I wake up with tons of volume! I honestly haven't found a dry shampoo that I love yet so if you have any recommendations please leave it in the comments below!

In the morning I apply Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Smoothing Milk to the bottom half of my hair to banish any frizz and make my locks smooth and shiny.

I add a light wave to my hair by wrapping different size sections around the barrel of my curling iron (check out my tutorial of how to transform your curling iron into a wand here). I spray a medium hold hairspray all over and then comb through the curls with my fingers to loosen them up a bit. I don't like my hair to look too perfect, I prefer a tousled bed head look. 

{The End Result}

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Currently Obsessed

{Green Smoothie}

I've been making a version of this smoothie for breakfast the last few weeks. It's packed with fruits, veggies, and protein to keep me feeling full and energized. I started adding avocado to my smoothie which makes it thick & creamy - highly recommended if you've never tried it! 

1 cup baby spinach
1 avocado
1 banana
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
V8 V-Fusion Light Peach Mango (add to desired consistency)
Ice (add to desired consistency)

Mix all ingredients in blender on high speed until well blended. Enjoy!

Friday, June 27, 2014

BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Resort 2015


I am loving BCBG Max Azria's new Resort collection! Inspired by Max's home country of Tunisia, the collection is comprised of beautiful, elaborate embroidery, shades of ocean blues, and striped menswear shirting. I'm obsessed with the blue dress above. It's made from strips of terry fabric with braided edges - the details are amazing in person! Check out the entire collection on by clicking the link above!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Day at Disneyland

Greg and I went to Disneyland last weekend for the first time. My coworker had 2 free park hopper tickets that were expiring soon so she sent them our way, and we could not have been more grateful! We had such a fun time acting like kids again at the "happiest place on Earth!" See my favorite memories of the day below.

{spinning around in the teacups}

{I loved these festive sparkly Minnie Mouse ears}

{Greg & I at California Adventure}

{in front of the castle with my prince charming}

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Met Gala 2014

My picks for Best Dressed at the Met Gala 


Emma Stone in Thakoon

Rihanna in Dolce and Gabbana


Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa


Blake Lively in Gucci with Ryan Reynolds

Beyonce in Givenchy with Jay Z 

Who was your favorite of the night?