LIP COLOR THAT LASTS

July 19th, 2017

You know the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Without realizing it, this has pretty much been my life motto. When I find something I like, I stick with it and don’t really change things up. When I go to a favorite restaurant, for example, I order the same thing 99% of the time because I know I love it and don’t want to potentially “ruin” that experience by...


SUMMER SLEEPWEAR

July 17th, 2017

When I get home from a long day, the first thing I do is immediately change into something comfy that I can lounge in for the rest of the evening. In the fall/winter months that usually involves some flannel or fuzzy sweatpants and a relaxed hoodie, but in the summer I'm all about lightweight pieces that are very airy and don't cling. When it's hot and...


MY FITNESS CHALLENGE

July 15th, 2017

Ever since I was a little girl, I was almost always involved in a sport or active hobby of some sort. It first started out with gymnastics and soccer, then I got hooked on dance and enjoyed taking classes of all genres (ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, etc.) and continued that until my freshman year of high school. At that time I had switched to a...


SUMMER ESSENTIALS UNDER $100

July 13th, 2017

July always feels like the longest and hottest month here in Arizona, which is about the time when I'm really in need of a getaway--preferably to the beach! Since we're only a 6 hour drive from the California coast, it's the most tempting place to escape to when the heat is too unbearable. Just give me the sand, saltwater and sun and I'm one happy beach...


COZY LIVING, APARTMENT EDITION

July 11th, 2017

Freddy and I have been soaking up apartment living for almost 3 years now, and while we have tried our best to enjoy it over the years, we definitely can't wait until we can buy a house! Apartments definitely have their perks, like having maintenance on speed dial when there's an issue, or being able to walk to the indoor gym in less than two...


BLUE GINGHAM PANTS

July 7th, 2017

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Blue has been a hue that I've been gravitating towards again and again this summer (see here & here), and today's look is no exception! However, it's not just the color of these pants that drew me towards them, but more so the designer behind them. I've had my eye on Veronica Beard for the past couple years, and what initially intrigued me about their...


SUMMER BEAUTY

July 5th, 2017

Now that July is officially here, it's the month that is usually the hottest and longest here in Arizona. Towards the end of the month we usually see some relief with the massive monsoon storms that come through the valley, but since it seems so far away, now is the time that my skin and hair is needing a lot of TLC! The triple digit temperatures that...


SUMMER READING LIST

July 3rd, 2017

Every summer in my child and teenage years, I would look forward to picking out new books at the book store to start my summer off with a good read. It was one of my favorite ways to kick off the long months ahead that would be filled with lazy afternoons curled up on the couch with my nose stuck in a book. Now that I'm an adult, I honestly can't even..


TROPICAL PRINTED SHORTS

June 27th, 2017

In one of last week's post I mentioned that I only owned one pair of denim shorts, which I bought when I was in high school. So needless to say I'm lacking a little (or a lot!) in the shorts department! I'm still in need of a new denim pair, however, this printed pair was too cute to pass up for these warm summer days...


BREEZY SUMMER DRESS

June 23rd, 2017

With the hot summer days in full swing, lightweight dresses are my jam to help get me through. I bought this one from Lou & Grey last summer while we were in Los Angeles and fell in love with it! It was perfect for our beach days we spent there, but it also happens to be great for the desert, too. Even though I wore this dress a year ago, I felt like it...


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