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MATCHY MATCHY

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jacket: River Island | Shorts: River Island | Crop Top: River Island | Booties: River Island 


OK I'm going to make getting dressed in the AM super easy for you... ready for it - matching sets! It's the effortlessly chic and easy way to look put together while cutting down major time in the morning.  We have definitely seen this matchy matchy trend before but it's totally making a comeback.
This flowery set is from River Island - the one stop shop for affordable, sexy trends for every girl! I don't typically gravitate towards a flowery print but I love how it looks with lace booties and a crop top, making it a bit more edgy. And for the ice cream cone... duh that's a necessity to close out the summer! Ya feel me?! Xx 

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* Photographer: Joe Holtrichter





MAJOR DENIM MOMENT

Friday, August 11, 2017




Jacket: River Island, similar | Shoes: River Island 

DENIM GOALS!! I'm always a big fan of denim but this piece really takes it to the next level. The embroidery and charms are so major and unlike anything I own. I kept the rest of the look simple with a white crop and denim cut-off shorts. I can't even believe I'm starting to rock boots again. I don't want to rush the end of the summer, but reality is we're only a few weeks away from September! Anyway I do love a lace up bootie with shorts... very downtown chic. BTW these boots are the perfect transition from summer to fall and the heel is ideal for running around the city. Best part is.... they are super affordable! I'm sure I'll be living in these all season. 
Hope you guys are having an amazing summer. Thanks again for all your support loves! X

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*Photographer: Joe Holtrichter
















OUR PHOENIX EXPERIENCE

Thursday, August 10, 2017



OMG where do I even begin! At the beginning of the summer, I traveled to Arizona with my blogger babes and experienced the most epic trip. I feel so fortunate to be able to travel to such inspirational and truly one of a kind places. We really got to learn the history behind Phoenix and explore the scenic mountains and desert that make up the beautiful state! 

On the first day we went to the David Wright House to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday. If you're not familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright (don't worry I'm totally not judging you) he was an incredible architect, interior designer, educator and truly a legend! They created a gorgeous balloon installation in his honor - yes envision the stunning decor that you see on pinterest... jaw to the floor type of thing! We shot pics early in the morning before it was open to the public - the backdrop was serious GOALS!!

The next day we experienced something I've always dreamed of! We had an early wake up call in order to beat the heat and took a helicopter tour of the Valley over the lakes and the cacti. We learned how they kept the grounds hydrated and healthy in such extreme dry temps! Major props for making this crazy desert livable! In the afternoon, we went back to the hotel and explored the grounds and had a pool day which ended with massages... basically the perfect day! We stayed at the Royal Palm Hotel which mirrored a luxurious hotel in Spain. It was absolutely flawless and captured the amazing architecture of Phoenix. We each had our own bungalows filled with endless champagne and lots of goodies... yep they definitely spoiled us! And the food at the restaurant TCooks. was beyond...! It was so delicious that we had 2 dinners and 2 lunches there and we were only there for 4 days HAHA! 

Our last full day in Phoenix, we had brunch at Olive and Ivy along the Canal in Old Town Scottsdale and we were greeted by a man named "Minister Of Sunshine" . Yes his personality mirrored his name exactly! We discussed all things blogging and how this industry is ever-changing and growing and shared all of our exciting career updates. He was very intrigued and inspired by all our hard work! The afternoon was probably one of my absolute favs! We toured Taliesin West in a jeep and explored the private shelters in the Sonoran Desert where the Taliesin graduates designed each unique structure. The crazy part was, students lived in these "shelters" for a few months in the winter as part of their college program. Think about it, these shelters had... no bathrooms or showers (communal ones at the front entrance), no wifi, no tvs... I could go on but you get the idea. Seems almost unlivable but the students made it work! We took the most insane shots hanging from the architecture as the cacti filled the backdrop. BTW it was also 110 degrees.... major desert moment! It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. 

Before we headed to the airport we had two more final stops. First included food... of course! We had an amazing "Thank You" brunch at the offices of the Southwest Cultural Tour group. We completed our trip with a delicious homemade brunch and a little more history of Phoenix. Our last stop was at the Heard Museum, where they closed down the museum to give us a private tour of the Frida Kahlo exhibit. She was a true fashionista who rocked flowers in her hair and bold one of a kind jewels... a true vision!  

This was definitely a trip for the books! If you haven't had a chance to visit Phoenix  yet I would definitely push it to the top of your bucket list! 
Thank you to the sponsors who made our experience one we will never forget! XO

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THE 4TH VIBES

Friday, June 30, 2017



Photographer: Lisa Richov 

The 4th of July is all about standing out and there’s no better way to show off your pride than showing up to the BBQ in a getup that fits the day’s theme. While the 4th of July has a restricted color palette, I was still able to create a look that was chic, fun and very on theme thanks to River Island's summer collection. I mixed my blues and whites for an effortless look, rocking River Island’s lace off the shoulder top. I'm totally into off the shoulder tops this summer! I can always count on River Island to hook me up with a top that is easy to mix and match on any given day, especially when Im on a budget. There's always something for everyone! Here are some of my other favs for your pool party this weekend 1, 2, 3. Don't forget to use 20% off full price items using code: 4thJULY (6/27-7/4). 
Have a safe and amazing holiday weekend. Xx

*Sponsored by River Island 

SUMMER GETAWAY

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

 Photographer: Lisa Richov

It’s almost time for another weekend getaway which means breaking out my favs from River Island’s hot new collection. Thanks to RiverIsland’s metallic suitcase I’m rolling up to the Hamptons in style (literally)! I also can't get over these new redfringed tie up sandals.  At first I wasn’t sure if I could rock red, snakeskin and fringe all at once, but now I can’t imagine life without these sexy straps. They are so maj! You’d be surprised how many ways you can style these bad boys. I paired them with a black plunge croptop (also from the new collection) and high-waisted flare jeans for a hot fun look. If you know me crop tops are my ultimate go-to…so you can only imagine my obsession with this flirty top. I’m so excited to show off this sexy and chic collection. You don’t want to miss out on these must-haves! Shop more looks here. Xx 

*Sponsored By River Island 

STAY SHADY

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Photographer: Tesa Barton 


Are you celebrating today? No not the start of summer but National Sunglasses Day!  It is The Vision Council’s fourth annual National Sunglasses Day and this day was seriously made for me! With so many sunglasses to choose, I knew I had to celebrate in true SOTR style.  I like to mix it up, so I parted with my everyday aviators and went with the Converse wayfarers with tortoiseshell rims and a pop lens that is anything but basic. According to The Vision Council, only 21% of American adults report they "always" wear sunglasses, but for me it's always 100% when I step outside. It's my everyday accessory that I don't leave home without. When adults are in the market for sunnies, 65% makes their purchase based on comfort and fit and 20% based on the style/fashion/brand... I would say I fit right into both of those categories. I mean hey I love to rock the hottest sunnies for the summer (and all year round, since UV rays are always at play!) that are lightweight and perfect for the beach... who's with me?! Well you can find me throwing some shade in my new Converse sunnies while indulging in my snowcone…. #casual! Step up your sunglass game and visit NationalSunglassesDay.com for more information about eyewear tips, trends and more.      


*Sponsored By The Vision Council