October 31, 2014


disneys maleficent halloween costume
disneys maleficent halloween costume, blogger
disneys maleficent halloween costume
disneys maleficent halloween costume
disney's maleficent makeup
disney's maleficent costume
disney's maleficent costume makeup

maleficent costume ℅ AMI | similar look necklace | zara heels {similar here

Happy Halloween to you! AMI was nice enough to send me this pretty Maleficent costume this year and I am having so much fun with it. Dave is also enjoying coming up with jokes about this being the real me and says "what people don't know is that your not wearing a costume" haha could be true. I also did a makeup tutorial for this costume that you can watch here or on my YouTube channel. Could you also check these Maleficent loafers out?! I mean come on! How cute. 

I am currently dressed in the neck up portion of this costume for work (wishing I had these loafers to go with) and will hopefully not scare away any neighborhood children tonight when I pass out candy. I want to know what you all are for Halloween! Link your blog posts or pictures below in the comments. I need some good ideas for next year.

Have a safe and fun Halloween weekend! Thank you for stopping by.

October 30, 2014


plaid winter scarf

I am having a scarf obsession currently, so I thought I would share my favorite which are all great bargain's BTW with most under $35. The idea of wrapping up in an oversized blanket scarf sipping on something warm makes me almost giddy for the upcoming holiday season. And now that San Diego is actually starting to feel a bit seasonal I am a happy camper!

I have yet to pull the trigger but one of these is certain to be a winner. I do admit being 5'2 makes wearing a huge scarf seem a bit awkward, do you think those who are shorter should skip this trend or do you think more is more a la the Olsen twins in this case? What items are you craving this season?

October 29, 2014

Floral + Last of My Long Hair

bcbg floral blouse, faux leather leggings
purple floral blouse le tote
purple grass
nine west flax patent pumps
michael kors watch, gorjana marin bracelet
rebecca minkoff mini mab tote, karen walker sunglasses
bcbg floral top ℅ Le Tote | paige faux leather leggings | 
 rebecca minkoff bag | nine west pumps | gorjana paso ring | gorjana marin cuff  ℅ | gorjana circle necklace | karen walker sunglasses | michael kors watch 
bobbi brown pastel lipgloss | smashbox photo op eyeshadow trio
A quick hello today, hope you are having a great start to the week. If I had known this would be my last post with long hair, I might have celebrated it and really let it go out with a bang. Since I didn't lets us have a quick "best of long hair" montage:

Thank you for walking down memory lane with me. You are too kind. I am thoroughly enjoying my new short hair and can't wait to play with it in blog and beauty posts.

Also, if you are still looking for ideas for a costume this year check out this (my costume last year), this, and this for some inspiration! Also, check out Monday's Maleficent makeup tutorial for a wicked chic look, hint...full costume reveal on Friday!

October 27, 2014

Maleficent Makeup Tutorial Video

disney's maleficent makeup tutorial video

Maleficent costume thanks to AMI 

I thought I would kick off the week with a brand new Halloween inspired makeup tutorial. I am Maleficent this year and I had a lot of fun with the makeup so I thought I would share what I did step by step in case you would like to try it as well! Let me know what you think and be sure to follow me on my YouTube channel here

Blush 'Slate' Cream Eyeshadow vis Birchbox

Hope you have a great Monday!

October 24, 2014


bb dakota plaid dress le tote
gorjana roya ring
karen walker super duper strength sunglasses
report signature brown suede boots, piperlime, best fall boots
bb dakota blue plaid dress, cuyana tote, report signature brown suede boots
plaid bb dakota dress, cuyana brown leather tote

  bb dakota plaid dress ℅ Le Tote | cuyana bag {similar tote} | report signature tan suede boots | gorjana roya ring ℅ | gorjana marin cuff   | gorjana fatima necklace  | gorjana circle necklace karen walker sunglasses | michael kors watch 
mac half n half lipstick | brows- anastasia beverly hills powder and brow wiz pencil + benefit gimme brow gel | nars surabaya eyeshadow duo

Happy Friday! When this plaid dress arrived via Le Tote, I was so excited to wear it. I picture it paired with tights and over the knee boots on cooler days and with a scarf or jacket but since it is a little warmer in San Diego I went with my new favorite boots and this classic tote. So versatile! Le Tote is a Rent the Runway type service for everyday clothing, if you haven't given Le Tote a try, I recommend you check them out here.

In other news, a change is brewing.... Tonight, I am getting a much needed hair makeover! Follow along via instagram to see it :D, I'm excited but also a bit nervous. I really like change so every time I grow my hair out I end up doing something drastic and then eventually growing it out again, does anyone else do this? Over beers last weekend, my husband informed me that my hair "isn't that long" to which I replied "well, it really is, and you don't have to work with it every single day." He did give me his stamp of approval on my new hair. Not that that would really make a difference in my hair decision but it's always nice! :D

Have a great weekend!

October 22, 2014


how to wear a silk scarf

fall scarf
seven for all mankind skinny illusion bootcut denim
how to tie a scarf
karen walker super duper strength sunglasses

       mason scotch button down ℅ Le Tote | silk batik scarf similar here}| 7fam skinny illusion bootcut jeans | prada bag {similar to prada} | zara heels {obsessed with these and these for under $100!}| gorjana roya ring ℅ | karen walker sunglasses | michael kors watch | zara chandelier earrings {similar here}

mac half n half lipstick | brows- anastasia beverly hills powder and brow wiz pencil + benefit gimme brow gel | nars surabaya eyeshadow duo

I really liked wearing this Mason Scotch blush blouse that Le Tote sent over with my Indonesian silk batik scarf twisted and tied in a bow around my neck. I love finding ways to incorporate some of my acquired pieces into my wardrobe each year. This scarf was given to me as a gift from my friend Jessica who is from Indonesia when I went to visit her a couple years ago. It was a trip I will never forget and this scarf always makes me smile and remember the hospitality and generosity of her culture plus all of the good memories from that trip.

Thank you for reading! 

October 20, 2014

Halloween Costume Idea: New Girl

new girl jessica day halloween costume idea

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mustache mug// clip board// pencil

We're getting close to Halloween so I thought I would bring you another costume idea! I absolutely adore Jessica Day from New Girl. She has such a fun wardrobe and is completely endearing. I think this would be a great costume this year! What do you think? Have you chosen your costume yet?

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Monday!