Monday, December 11, 2017

I Tried the "Naked" Trend

There's been a new and exciting trend that's been all over my Instagram feed.  Women are wearing visible, pretty bras under sheer tops which has been appropriately dubbed the "Naked" trend.  As a somewhat conservative mom I wasn't sure this one was a suitable look for me.  However, I decided to give it a try because my favorite sheer blouse just doesn't look as good over a tank. I layered my feminine blouse and my go-to Upbra Stay-up Strapless Bra and went out on the town.  To my great relief, no one, from passerbys to baristas, looked twice at my completely see-through outfit choice.  It helped to have a bra that provides coverage and that is comfortable for everyday wear, yet sexy enough to be worn with low-cut tees, dresses, and ahem...sheer tops.  And with a hidden built-in lift system that gives adjustable lift and cleavage with a pull, I can say I rocked this trend with confidence. Would you ever try the "Naked" trend? I would love to hear in the comments!

{Bra: Upbra, sheer shirt: ASTR: jeans: similar here, bag: Rebecca Minkoff}

{Bra: Upbra, sheer shirt: ASTR: jeans: similar here, bag: Rebecca Minkoff, booties: Rag and Bone}

This post was sponsored by Upbra.  Photography by Victoria Masai Photography.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2 Day-to-Night Outfits

With a full time job and a toddler who requires a lot of attention, one thing I find myself lacking these days is time. At the end of a long day, there is nothing that sounds less appealing to me than having to spend hours getting ready for an event -whether it's a work event or a date night. Thankfully, I have found 2 gorgeous pieces from Tobi that allow me to get ready in no time: a little make up refresher, and done. You read that right! These outfits go from day to night without a single change -no new shoes or jacket needed.

Dress: Tobi, Booties: Jeffrey Campbell {sold out} Similar, Hat: Brixton, Leather jacket: All Saints

This fall floral dress can go from day to night in a cinch. This look was made for weekend brunches that run into date nights.  The dress makes it fancy enough for dinner and the boots and/or a leather jacket makes it feel casual enough for the day time. You can even go super casual and wear it at the pool!

Top: Tobi, Jeans: SJC, Mules: Madewell {sold out} Similar

I have worn this off the shoulder top on repeat, at work and on more formal occasions.  I've worn it to blogger events, a baby shower, and to dinner at Mozza (our favorite date spot).  The stripes and poplin material feel so fresh and the OTS sleeves give it a dressier edge. You can dress it up or down with a business pant or jeans. 

Do you have outfits you love that fit both daytime business, work events, and night time romance?

Photos by Victoria Masai Photography

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cute Affordable Rompers

Warm weather is slowly slipping away (yes, even in California) and while I'm excited for fall, I'm going to miss beach days, enjoying cool watermelon and dressing Isla in rompers.  Rompers are my favorite type of baby clothing. They are comfy, easy for Isla to run around the playground in and are so stinking cute.  Plus they show off her cute baby arms and legs.  

Lately I've been noticing a trend for knit kids clothing.  Knit pieces have a nostalgic-vintage vibe to them and they have the sweetest details. I was so excited when I found these cute knit rompers from PatPat.  They are perfect for the transition to fall and winter and will be adorable styled over tights or paired with a cardigan when the weather gets colder. The best part is they are really affordable and the quality is nice for the price. Not to mention how fun is this mommy and me outfit?! What's your favorite kind of kids clothing? I would love to hear! 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Seeing Stars

I've been noticing the dreamiest trend lately of pretty star prints.  I love how delicate and whimsical this print can feel.  I've been wearing this romper by Tobi paired with this fiddler hat.  What do you think of the trend? Would you wear it?

Here are a few of my favorite starry prints for fall.

Photos by Victoria Masai Photography

Monday, August 14, 2017

Isla's First Fiesta

And just like that Isla turned one.  The year went by so quickly!  I'd never thought I'd say this in the thick of the first few months but I have enjoyed each and every day with our funny, sweet girl. Her personality shines brighter and she has become increasingly independent. She is starting to say a few words and loves to sing. We are so lucky to have a healthy, happy, sometimes tantrum-y baby girl and I can't wait to experience the adventures this next year will bring. 

We celebrated with a fiesta with close family and friends.  Below are some photos if you'd like to see.

{Our lovely friend Emily took all the photos}

{Cactus cupcakes complete with donut holed in the center}

{Apparently Isla is not a fan of cake!}

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sustainable Fashion

I love fashion and know I'll want to buy new trends, but since having Isla, I've been thinking about my carbon footprint lately and the future world she will be growing up in.  Fast fashion can be wasteful, so I have made efforts to build a longer lasting minimalistic capsule wardrobe.  I love this idea of sustainable fashion (a philosophy and trend which enables us to indefinitely minimize human impact on the environment and create social responsibility).

Have you heard of sustainable fashion? Here are some of my favorite pieces that are environmentally conscious. 


Monday, June 19, 2017

Links I Like

This week it was Isla's first birthday! I can't believe our baby has become a toddler.  It is truly bittersweet.  I hope everyone is having an awesome week and here are a few links from around the web that I think you'll enjoy.

These skin care products are inexpensive and have ALL the good stuff

Yay or nay on this shoe trend

I'm loving this home decor DIY

We made one of these balloon arches for Isla's bday, here is the tutorial

I would love to rock this dress all summer long

Fascinating post on why you should not volunteer at an orphanage