August 20, 2014

AMBER TURNS 30

PIOL Dress Review
Green PIOL Custom Dress
Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100mm
Clare Vivier Leopard Foldover Clutch
PIOL Dress Review, Green 3/4 sleeve Dress
Custom PIOL Dress, Christian Louboutin, Envy My Hair Extensions
Karen Walker Sunglasses, Clare V. Foldover Clutch
dress PIOL  | leopard clare viver clutch | christian louboutin pigalle pumps | karen walker sunglasses |

  mac lipstick in lovelorn  |  tarte bb cream + SPF30 + primer in light |  mac studio fix powder | too faced bronzer in chocolate soleil | bobbi brown gel eyeliner + ysl desin du regarde waterproof eyeliner | tarte blush in exposed  | benefit they're real mascara | nars surabaya eyeshadow Envy My Hair Extensions ℅ {$10 off each item with code "Amber"}

It's my 30th birthday today! There, I said it. As scary as I thought this day would be when I was younger, I have to say I am only excited about the decade to come. This decade means I am not a youngster anymore and I can look forward to being out of the confusing 20's fog where I was just trying to figure things out. Now I know a little more about life, work, and relationships and I couldn't be happier about turning 30.

One thing I have learned over the years is the value and pure joy of clothing that fits perfectly. We are all shaped different and despite that clothing manufacturers make clothing for a very limited (and unattainable for most of us) body type. I often take my blazers, jeans, and tops to the tailor for tweaking since I am 5'2 and curvy. 

When I discovered PIOL it was the most exciting experience. I first found my color aura based on my coloring, then picked each part of my dress- the neckline, sleeves, skirt, shape, and fabric. Next, I gave all of my measurements to ensure the perfect fit. PIOL quickly went to work on creating my dress and I received it within a few weeks. It is such a pretty dress, the pictures just do not do it the justice it deserves. Dave commented on it immediately when I tried it on. It really fits like a glove and feels so special. I highly recommend you head over to PIOL and play around {or view their Lookbook} with creating your perfect dress whether for work, play, a wedding, or gala. 


Be sure to check out the Instagram giveaway I have going on to win a $50 giftcard to UNA Jewelry!


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August 19, 2014

#KANDKLOVESUNA GIVEAWAY + BIRTHDAY SURPRISE!

UNA Ring

I think I have worn this ring every day since I received it from UNA, the angled shape of this chic gold "Ascent" ring makes it super sleek and modern looking, but I also pair it with my Gorjana jewelry for a fun layered, eclectic mix. I really really love it and am so happy to be able to partner with UNA to give you a $50 gift card to buy whatever you want from their site! 


We are switching things up by hosting this giveaway on Instagram! (see rules below)

#k&klovesuna Instagram Giveaway


UNA is pioneering a new approach to fair trade and sustainable design. UNA was founded in 2012 with an idealist ethos and a commitment to create positive change through fashion. 



What's so different about this company is that skilled artisans expertly handcraft each UNA design. The artisan groups are advocates and leaders in the fair trade movement for ensuring living wages, safe working conditions, and gender equity. Moreover, UNA is devoted to protecting the planet by scouring the globe for innovative textiles and materials that are organic or recycled. The suppliers and producers share the commitment by harvesting rainwater, using solar energy, and sourcing locally. 

Fashion is an expression of who we are & UNA's story is unique among the mass production in fashion.

UNA's exclusive collections have brought a new light to fair trade.


JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO #FASHIONTHECHANGE


UNA Ascent Ring Giveaway

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Step 1: Follow @kingandkind and @unafashion on Instagram

Step 2: Repost any of the UNA x King & Kind Instagram photos from the post using #KANDKLOVESUNA and tag @unafashion and @kingandkind.

Step 3: Wait for the winner announcement on Tuesday, August 26th! 


This giveaway is open to the world from Tuesday, August 19th-Monday, August 25th. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on my Instagram account where I will tag you. 

Good luck! 



Now to my birthday surprise!

Christian Louboutin Nude Pigalle 100mm pumps

Tomorrow is the big day and sadly Dave is in Colorado so we had to celebrate my birthday a little early. He really knows me well and when I came home to these beauties I felt like I was being proposed to all over again haha. It was one of those "squeeee!!" "could it be?!" "are you serious?!!" moments. Who says turning 30 is so scary? 


Christian Louboutin Nude Pigalle 100mm pumps
{Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100mm heels}







Have a great Tuesday!!

August 18, 2014

BOSSIER

summer to fall transition outfit idea
le tote blog review
call it spring bossier glitter heels
una jewelry
house of harlow chelsea sunglasses
call it spring blogger
prada saffiano tote
daniel rainn tank via le tote  | prada saffiano tote | zara white blazer |american eagle denim {cut off- old but similar here| call it spring bossier heels  house of harlow chelsea sunglasses gorjana bracelet ℅ | una ascent ring  | michael kors watch | loft statement necklace {old but similar}

  nars lipstick in madere + mac lipliner in boldly bare  |  tarte bb cream + SPF30 + primer in light |  mac studio fix powder | too faced bronzer in chocolate soleil | bobbi brown gel eyeliner + ysl desin du regarde waterproof eyeliner | tarte blush in exposed  | benefit they're real mascara | mac eyeshadow in honesty Envy My Hair Extensions ℅ {$10 off each item with code "Amber"}

Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quite busy but I feel like I got a lot accomplished. I am really looking forward to this week. Not only blog-wise (I have some cool things for you!) but also my BFF is visiting later this week and it's my birthday week. 

Today is the last day to enter the Sand Cloud Giveaway, so click here to enter really quick!





**Receive 10% off of your first month with code TOTES10 at sign up just for King & Kind readers!  Find out what this awesome company is all about here

August 14, 2014

PINK + WINNER

pink flowy top
bobbi brown eyeshadow in taupe// nyx matte lip cream// opi mod about you// ysl waterproof eyeliner// benefit they're real mascara// nars albatross highlighting powder

A pretty in pink look today if you are looking for a light pink hue, I really like this NYX matte lip cream with a soft eye and fresh highlighter on the face. I own in in a couple of colors.  


vince camuto studded cuff
gorjana bracelet
best matte pink lipstick
vince camuto studded cuff // gorjana bracelet  // bellatrix pink top // gorjana ring// 

This week has been one of the happiest and saddest as I head towards a BIG birthday. I have so many things to look forward to. My husband planned the best weekend to celebrate my birthday early (it's on the 20th) since he's heading out of town and gave me an AMAZING gift you will soon see on the blog. My BFF is coming from Cincinnati for some girl fun! Alternatively, my childhood dog Zoe has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and I have a very difficult decision to make. She is 14 1/2 years old and it's inoperable so it's a matter of timing and comfort for her. I have had Zoe since I was 15 years old. We got our driver's license, graduated from high school, went to college (yes she came with me), moved in with Dave, got engaged, moved to San Diego, got married, and we may or may not get to celebrate my big 3-0 together. I honestly don't remember what life is like without her hanging around and I know there will be a big void.  Not to be a downer but it's just so confusing when things that are so great and so sad are happening at the same time. 

I hope you have a really lovely weekend, fun things are coming next week on King & Kind that I can't wait to share with you. 

Click here to see if you won the Fashion First Aid Stylist Kit Giveaway! 

Also, don't forget to enter the Sand Cloud Giveaway too! 



August 12, 2014

GIVEAWAY: SAND CLOUD {CLOSED}

beach day outfit, ray ban gold aviators, forward fashionista triangle necklace
sand cloud turkish beach towel, ray ban aviators, beach style
asos pom pom tote, jcrew linen shirt, jcrew red bikini
sand cloud turkish beach towel
beach essesntials, tropical style
jcrew linen shirt worn as cover up, jcrew bikini and denim shorts, asos pom pom tote
sand cloud turkish beach towel
ray ban aviators, tropical trends beach hat, asos beach tote, jcrew linen shirt
jcrew linen top  | asos tote | jcrew denim shorts | ray ban gold rim sunglasses gorjana bracelet ℅ | gorjana ring | jcrew bikini top and bottom | sand cloud turkish beach towel  ℅ | tropical trends hat  |forward fashionista pave necklace  ℅ |  triangle bar necklace | vince camuto studded cuff  

  bobbi brown pastel lipgloss |  tarte bb cream + SPF30 + primer in light |  mac studio fix powder | too faced bronzer in chocolate soleil | tarte blush in dollface | benefit mascara | bobbi brown taupe eyeshadow


Enjoying time on the beach over the weekend was a nice treat. It was made even nicer by some cute accessories including this fun bag and my new favorite turkish beach towel by Sand Cloud. Sand Cloud Apparel is a new San Diego company with a brilliant idea to sell a turkish beach towel with a luxurious pillow inside for ultimate comfort. I love that it repells sand, the pillow is removable, and it's super cute. It is so important to support local businesses and new startups, Sand Cloud is currently running a campaign through KickStarter if you feel so inclined to check it out. 

I will say that I used this twice this weekend and I am sold. At the beach and by the pool it proved to be awesome for a nice little nap and just lounging comfortably. 

To celebrate Summer, Sand Cloud Apparel is giving away a Sand Cloud in the color of your choice to one lucky King & Kind subscriber! Enter below and let me know what you think about this new beach towel concept!



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August 11, 2014

Seahorse

summer seahorse dress via le tote
karen walker super duper strength sunglasses
le tote dress, cuyana tote
stila beso lipstick, seahorse shift dress
cuyana tote
bobbi brown gel eyeliner, stila beso lipstick
summer outfit ideas
sugarhill seahorse dress via le tote  | cuyana tote | zara nude sandals {sold out, similar here}| karen walker sunglasses gorjana bracelet ℅ | earrings via le tote 

  stila beso lipstick |  tarte bb cream + SPF30 + primer in light |  mac studio fix powder | too faced bronzer in chocolate soleil |bobbi brown gel eyeliner | tarte blush in dollface | benefit mascara | bobbi brown taupe eyeshadow



Happy Monday, I had such a great weekend with Dave and already miss the short weekend. Back to work we go! Keeping it short and sweet today.

Don't forget today is the LAST day to enter the Fashion First Aid Giveaway, so enter here. The winner will be announced later this week so be sure to check back!





**Receive 10% off of your first month with code TOTES10 at sign up just for King & Kind readers!  Find out what this awesome company is all about here

August 7, 2014

Black and Gold

clare v. leopard clutch, karen walker sunglasses, gorjana ring
loft petite denim, bellatrix blouse, chinese laundry spiked flats
nars madere lipstick, gorjana ring
chinese laundry rock stud flats, loft denim, bellatrix blouse, vince camuto studded cuff bracelet
bellatrix blouse, loft denim, vince camuto cuff
karen walker sunglasses, clare vivier clutch, vince camuto cuff bracelet
clare v. leopard clutch, bellatrix blouse, loft denim
bellatrix top  | clare vivier leopard clutch loft denim karen walker sunglasses | gorjana bracelet ℅ | vince camuto cuff | gorjana ring | chinese laundry flats

  nars lipstick in madere + mac lipliner in boldly bare |  tarte bb cream + SPF30 + primer in light |  mac studio fix powder | too faced bronzer in chocolate soleil | tarte blush in exposed | bobbi brown gel eyeliner in black ink + ysl desin du regarde waterproof eyeliner  | benefit mascara | too faced natural eye palette



I haven't done a whole lot of black and gold but it just felt right on this particular day. I scored this top and cuff at the Nordstrom sale and took the opportunity to bust them out on a cloudy day. Time to start thinking about Summer to Fall transition outfits! Too soon? Don't worry, I have PLENTY of summer days left out here in San Diego. We barely get much of a Fall season so I always travel to get a taste of my favorite time of year. Sorry I got so off topic. 



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