Cozy Coat, Lucky Brand Scarf, Target Tee, Leggings, Target Flats
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is all about giving thanks and being with family and friends while eating amazing food. I wanted to share some of my favorites for Thanksgiving from food to fashion. Hope it inspires you to give thanks in your own special way.
Target Hat, Calvin Klein Glasses, Voyage Clothing Dress, Zara Blouse, Old Navy Leggings, Sperrys
I am going to keep it short and sweet so here are a few of my favorite recipes this year !
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ~Confucious
This Confucious quote is one of truth, music is one I cannot do without and many of you can’t either. Music gives us memories and reminds us of specific moments. Music helps us through the good, the bad and the ugly of life. I know one song that always makes me laugh is “Bump,Bump, Bump” by B2K, it is a reminder of all my high school dancers with my friends. Music is one of fun, hope and joy, which is what makes festival season one of the best times of the year.
“The good you do today may be quickly forgotten, but the impact of what you do will never disappoint.”
A few things that make Saturday great: an event for a great cause, shopping and being with friends.
I got to experience this all in one Saturday a few months ago at the OCRFA Shopping Saturday the Santa Monica Airplane hanger. This was truly a beautiful event supporting the OCRFA, which continues to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. To have the chance to be a part of this event was an honor and it felt like a community truly supporting one another from the QVC team broadcasting from the hanger to all the brands donating their sales to OCRFA to riding around with Chrysler to getting my hair done by Conair & Scunci to enjoying cotton candy and lipgloss from Mary Kay, this event was truly well planned and fantastic.
Not only were all of these things fantastic, but simply knowing all of us attendees were doing that day was for a great cause was truly a magical feeling. This day and event started to change my perspective on life that I am meant to help other in everything that I do. So I am working on how I can do that each day and week.
What do you all do to get involved and help others? Can’t wait to hear and possibly work on it together!
“There’s nothing like a music festival. People are ready to have a good time. I don’t think anyone comes to a festival going, “I’m gonna be a complete bummer today.” ~ Gary Clark, Jr.
Going to make this short and sweet because I don’t want you all to miss out on all the festival fun. Every year music festivals seem to get bigger and bigger, a lot of it is because music is universal. Music continues and will continue to bring people together.
Mixing in the fun parties and wild, spunky fashion, crazy nail and body art, you then have yourself a fabulous music festival. Whether you are off to Weekend #2 of Coachella, Stage Coach or a hidden gem I haven’t heard of, but would love, here are some twists and treats on festival fashions. Remember, festivals are your time to go all out and have fun with your fashion !
When it comes to music festivals, what is your favorite thing about them?
My goal next year is to finally whoop it up at a festival and rock out to amazing music with amazing people 🙂
“You can have all the talent in the world, it’s not gonna get you through…it’s what you have in your heart.” ~ Ron Santo
“Just Play. Have Fun. Enjoy the Game.” ~ Michael Jordan
“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” ~ George Halas
“It’s a great day for a ball game; Let’s play two!” ~Ernie Banks, Mr.Cub
Watching sports has been one of America’s past times for a very long time. I know I fall into this category. Now how do you say I got into watching sports? My dad has been a lover of sports since he was little. So for me it started in the womb and I was born into rocking Chicago sports gear and routing for Chicago teams, which I bleed Chicago sports through and through. AS I got older every sports season became not just seeing my teams win, but about spending qulaity time with my dad and the rest of my family.
Supporting my teams and all the sports teams is more than that, don’t get me wrong watching them win is amazing, but it is also about family, friendship and laughter. Watching sports with my dad and the rest of my family is where my heart is always ! I will never be to old for this and as I have gotten older it is fun to incorporate my love of sports into my love of fashion . Now I can love both at the same time !
My love of sports goes deep and way back to the beginning. It will always be where my heart is because it’s all about family for me (the fashion is a welcomed bonus).
What is your favorite sport to watch? or What is your favorite pastime to experince with your family?
*photo credits go to my amazing parents and my awesome sister
“If you look for it I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that Love Actually is all around.” ~Love Actually
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it got me to thinking why I love Valentine’s Day is so special to me, yes I love the fashion that comes with it, the flowers, chocolates, cards, food and much more, but Valentine’s Day is so much more to me than just these things. Valentine’s Day to me warms my heart because of the memories I have made with the family and friends that I love from my dad bringing home flowers to lobster and cupcakes to my mom getting my sister and I a heart sparkle ring that I forever will wear to watching movies and just being together for Valentine’s Day with my family and friends.
So that where my love for Valentine’s Day comes from, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, no matter how you spend it, here are a few fun themed ideas for how to spend it with the ones you love from fashion to food to themed decor 🙂
Theme#1: Shake, Rattle and Roll !
Theme #2: Romance is in the Air
Theme #3:Wisking Away To Paris
What are some of the things you love about Valentine’s Day?
Here are some of mine :
Valentine’s Day means Family
Valentine’s Day means Friends
Valentine’s Day means expressing love on the mountain tops
When the month of February roles around it gets me to thinking, what things I am loving right now.
First, I am really loving the idea of DIYing gifts for Valentine’s Day from date ideas in a jar to homemade treats to a VDay arrangment to painted canvases for decor.
Second, I am really loving all things Valentine’s Day themed anything including this Wildfox “Be Mine” Sleep Mask(love it all year).
Third, I am really loving having an home spa/pamper seesion either with girlfriends, my mom and sister for Galentine’s Day or a day of making self love a priority.
Fourth, I am really loving Tejava all day everyday. It is an all natural, amazing iced tea that brightens up any Galentine’s Day brunch to dinner with loved ones to a day of reading magazines for VDay inspiration.
Lastly, I am really loving celebrating and being present as often as I can with family and friends 🙂
What are all the things you all are loving right now? Can’t wait to here 🙂
Christmas is here and I am smiling from ear to ear. This is my favorite time of year for many reasons. Yes, it is exciting to get gifts and give them, but this is not why I love Christmas. I will keep it short and sweet as to why because let me tell you this topic alone could be months worth of blog posts.
Christmas Time for me is my favorite because it means laughter with family and friends, sitting by the Christmas tree, eating a delicious honey baked ham, A Christmas Story movie will probably always make an apperance, Christmas mass where we all get to rock amazing holiday fashion(the fashions pictured are two of my favorite looks this year !) and yes rocking my new Christmas PJS.
Christmas time is all about tradition and that tradition is spending time with each other and yes we do open gifts, but what I get excited about the most is watching everyone else open their gifts and seeing them get giddy. With my family there seems to always be lots of laughter when we open our stockings and gifts, which creates such a warmth in me 🙂
Christmas time tradition also includes picking up a tree, decorating it with family ornaments, shopping together, wrapping presents, baking yummy cookies, putting up lights with my dad and in recent years, I have been going to Pinterest for a couple new DIY decorations for each new Christmas time season.
I will end this year’s Christmas time post with why Christmas time for me is extra exciting. The reason is because it is my Amazing mother’s birthday the very same day we celebrate Christmas ! We celebrate it by going to a fun movie, opening bday gifts and fullfilling my mom’s sweet tooth with a birthday cake.
With Jingle Bells playing, trees shining with tinsel and cookies being eaten, what do you love most about the holiday season ?
So I have been away for awhile and now I am back. I wanted to kick start with another Yes, Please piece. This week it is yes,please to all things San Diego. It is like my second home from family being there to amazing restaruants that I just can’t stay away from. I just spent 4th of July there and it was nice to able to walk everywhere and interact with great family and friends. I enjoyed so much that weekend, but ones that stood out was spending time with my sister, brunch with friends and fireworks !
It isn’t always about the holiday weekend in San Diego. It can be about going to a Charger game and cheering them on, which is another big yes, please in San Diego. What I love to about San Diego too is that there are some many great little pockets of cute towns from Old Town to La Jolla to the Gaslamp District. Also, another one of my favorite places and activities that is about an hour outside of the city is Julian and apple picking. I have done it twice and each time and so much time walking through the cute town, going apple picking, eating apple pie and eating lunch in the outside park.
I have come to realize San Diego has part of my heart and love the warmth and down to earth feel it has to offer and all the amazing things it has to offer. There is something in San Diego for everyone from Sports to Fashion Week to Comic Con to Restaurant & Beer Week(it is a foodies paradise). So don’t be afraid to say Yes,Please to San Diego and go out and explore. Can’t wait to hear what you all think.
Within the last year, I reconnected with my friend Liz from junior high. It has been fun catching up on what has been going on and becoming close friends again.
Within the catching up time, we realized we both have a love of accessories so in the process we decided to become accessory pen pals. So I just received these amazing earrings in the mail and awesome card to go with from Liz. I have worn my earrings each day since I have gotten them and have put the card out to see.
We are truly enjoying having fun picking out accessories for one another.
Can’t wait to pick out another set of accessories for her 🙂
Accessories bring friends together !