Lace Up Top & Chunky Heels

September 26, 2016


Fall has arrived, and so has a heatwave in San Diego! Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 90s all week, so my fall fashion options are pretty limited. For a casual, fall inspired look that (kind of) works in the heat, I paired my favorite jeans with a simple lace up top and my new favorite cognac heels!

Lately I’ve been trying to not give in to trends so easily, and to really focus on updating my wardrobe with classic staples. The lace up trend is HUGE this season, and while I love it, I’ve been hesitant to buy too many lace up pieces for fear of not loving them when the trend eventually fizzles out. That being said…when I saw this top, I knew I had to have it! The lace up detail isn’t too overwhelming, and it’s even polished enough for work. Since it’s not overly trendy, I know it’ll be in my closet for more than one season!

I also need to talk about these cognac faux suede heels, because I’m obsessed. They are perfect in so many ways! They are super comfortable, and the color and texture make them feel just right for fall. I know I’ll be wearing them a TON this season, especially while we have this warm weather!
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Top: Marshalls (love this splurge option and this one) // Jeans: Old Navy

Heels: Lulus (only $29!!) // Bag: Kate Spade // Cuff: Forever 21 (similar here)



Hawaiian Sunset

September 23, 2016


There’s nothing quite like a Hawaiian sunset. They always take your breath away! Every night on our trip we would head down to the beach and watch the sun slip behind the sea. Even if it was cloudy during the day, in the evening the skies would light up and look absolutely stunning. I swear I saw the green flash one night! You know I can’t resist a little white dress, so off course this off the shoulder number came with me on the trip. It was perfect to wear as a cover up during the day, or dressed up a little in the evening. Putting a plumeria in my hair only seemed appropriate, and made the perfect finishing touch for my outfit!

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Dress: SheIn (less than $20!!) // Sandals: Marshalls (love these)

Clutch: Vintage via Poshmark (similar here)



Fall Bucket List

September 22, 2016



Who else is excited?! I feel like this summer lasted forever, and I’m so ready for fall. Fall is always a breath of fresh air (literally). It’s a time to slow down and restart after the craziness of the summer months, which I feel like I desperately need right now. Miraculously, today actually feels like fall- it’s cloudy and cool. I’m so ready for bundling up on chilly nights, apple picking adventures, and pumpkin everything! I only have a month before we leave for Europe (starting to freak out a bit), but I want to squeeze in as many fall activities as I can.

Here’s what I want to attempt to do this fall:

-Apple picking

-Cider tasting

-Make pumpkin bread

-Read by the fireplace

-Get a fall candle

-Invest in some fall coats

-Bake an apple pie

-Spend Sundays watching football and eating chili

-Go to a pumpkin patch

-Cook with fall fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market

-Drive to see fall foliage

-Go star gazing

-Weekend getaway in the mountains

-Go for a chilly early morning walk

-Hole up in new coffee shops

What’s on your to-do list this fall?



Saying Goodbye to Summer

September 21, 2016


Can you believe that fall officially starts TOMORROW?! Even though it’s still hot in San Diego, I’ve definitely been seeing signs of fall. Nights are shorter and cooler, mornings are chilly, and pumpkin stuff is everywhere. With the *slightly* cooler days we’ve been having, I’ve finally been able to break out my jeans. Crazy stuff, I know. You know fall is here when you can wear jeans again! I’m now starting to say goodbye to my summery eyelet tops and bright whites. Sad, but I’m so so ready for boots, scarves, and all the sweaters! This look is probably one of my last summer inspired outfits (with the exception of the rest of my Hawaii looks). This Old Navy top ended up being one of my favorites of the summer! It’s the prettiest shade of blush, and I love the simple yet beautiful crochet detailing. Summer, I’ll miss you- but fall is really the best 😉

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Top: Old Navy (similar here) // Jeans: Old Navy

Bag: Marshalls (obsessed with this splurge version for fall) // Flats: Nordstrom

Necklace: Nordstrom (similar here) // Cuff: Gorjana