June 28, 2012

Purple Suede Shoes

{Top: LoveSoup (Marshalls); Belt: Calvin Klein (Nordstroms Rack); Jeans: American Eagle; Shoes: Steve Madden; Necklace: a gift made by a family friend; Bracelets: F21; Photo Credit: Jay Sharron}

These Steve Madden purple suede shoes have been my obsession for a few months now, even though I've only worn them twice! I don' know about you, but when I LOVE a pair of shoes, sometimes I never wear them because I don't want to mess them up! I have a pair of lime green Betsey Johnson heels that I almost never wear, but only take them out of their plastic box when I need to cheer myself up :) Yes. True story. 
Putting together a "going out" outfit is so difficult sometimes. I end up changing my clothes so many times my entire wardrobe ends up on my bed! I normally like to wear skirts out, but sometimes you just need to wear pants. I never feel dressy enough in jeans, which is why I love these AE "jeggings" I got on sale so long ago because give the comfort of jeans with out the bulkiness and thickness. 

I hope all of your weekend plans are coming along! It's almost here!!

June 26, 2012

4th of July Inspirations

With the next two weekends being filled with 4th of July parties, I've been perusing the internet for some yummy, yet simple 4th - themed recipes. 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays as it reminds me of carefree childhood summers, pool parties, games, and amazing food! This fruit spritzer reminds me of the muddled fruit water I made earlier this month, and I absolutely LOVE homemade whipped cream so the parfait looks delicious too! There are too many choices out there!

Do you have any favorite fourth foods? I'd love any suggestions!

June 24, 2012

Foodie Sunday

This weekend was fairly relaxing, with no big plans or pending deadlines. My friends and I saw BRAVE, the new Disney Pixar movie, on Saturday and then saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Sunday. Brave was adorable (I almost cried) and Abe Lincoln was action packed and a great summer fodder film. I had to post this photos from lunch at the Granville Cafe in Glendale. The lettuce wraps are refreshing and perfectly crunchy, while the Bacon Avocado Melt sandwich is... let's just say it- Amaziballs. With crunchy seasoned potato chips and a cold draft beer on the side, it was a perfect Sunday lunch!

I will try and think back to this lunch whenever work gets a little stressful over the week!

June 21, 2012

Lacy Ladies

Even on dreary days, wearing a sexy little feminine bra (even if just under your sweats!) can make the day seem so much better. They are great for nights when I don't want to really "dress up" as well-  having a little lace sticking out of the top of a scoop neck t-shirt makes me feel less like a tomboy! I can't really justify spending hundreds of dollars on lace bras, which is why I was so excited to discover how many cute affordable bras are available out there! Target and Topshop have a great selection. I also love Elle MacPherson bras ... and (just a tip) there are super great deals on Elle MacPherson bras at Loehmann's!

Happy Thursday! The weekend is SO close!

June 18, 2012

Flowers and Fathers

{Dress, Marshalls; Shoes: Keds; Photo Credit: Jay Sharron}

As everyone knows, this weekend was Father's Day and I got to go home for the weekend. I love my parents' home because it has a huge orchard and great grounds. I picked some lemons and splashed in the water in this super cute dress I recently bought at Marshalls. I wanted something cute, sweet, yet comfortable to romp around in on Father's Day. Keds are the perfect fit for a cutesy dress if you don't want to wear heels. I hope that you all got to enjoy a wonderful day with your fathers like I did! 

Now it's back to reality ...

June 12, 2012

Not Your Ordinary Water

I was craving something refreshing that wasn't just plain old water. With summer coming around and all of this wonderful fruit, I couldn't resist making my own berry cucumber water. The cucumber counter the super sweetness of the berries and the peaches added just a little extra flavor. I don't have a muddler so I improvised by smooshing the berries a bit in a bowl- it worked out great!

I'm so excited to have something unique to drink at work, plus it makes me drink more and stay more hydrated!

And a big thank you to my dear friend Renee for letting me steal a centerpiece from her wedding! It is so beautiful!

June 11, 2012

Denim Dream

{Dress: Jessica Simpson, Purse/Bracelets: Forever 21, Shoes, Converse, Sweater: Nordstroms- BP., Necklace: Goodwill, Photo Credit: Jay Sharron}

The weather this weekend was amazing in LA, and I just couldn't resist taking a stroll outside. I opted for tennies, because after a night of high-heel torture sometimes your toes need a little break. This Jessica Simpson dress is so comfortable and cute. It's perfect when you don't want to spend a lot of time planning an outfit but don't want a simple jean shorts and tee day. 

I had to post this for Monday just to remind myself that there is more fun times and great weather to enjoy soon! Happy Monday, everyone!!

June 6, 2012

Take what you need

{Rings, Nordstroms}

This last weekend I was out with friends and we were so inspired by this flyer we saw on a light post! Such a small thing can truly lighten up a day. I took Hope because sometime it is easy to get down when things don't always go your way. It's good to be hopeful! My friends chose Love, Peace, and Courage - it was nice to see what each of them needed in their life that day.

When I saw these rings in the Nordstrom catalog, I instantly thought back to that flyer and thought- what a great way to be inspired everyday!

If you had been with us that day- what would you have chosen? I'd love to know!

June 4, 2012

Don't let Monday get you down!

{Top, Skirt: Banana Republic, Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Watch: Citizen, Purse: Marshalls}
{Photo Credit: Jay Sharron}

Happy Monday, everyone! I know Mondays never really bring much excitement for us 9-5ers, but adding a little color to your ensemble is a way to cheer yourself up. Red shoes make me think of Wizard of Oz, cherries, and girls night out (no idea why haha)! I love these shoes as well because they are so comfortable, practical, and conservative enough for a law office.