THE HIGHLIGHT REEL

I wanted to share something that I think more people are finally starting to understand. I have found myself spending more time off my phone and just enjoying the moment. I think it’s easy to get caught up wanting to share your life with others especially when you’re doing cool things…but I’m starting to opt out. I love blogging and I LOVE the opportunities that I’ve been presented with over the past year…I feel so blessed. I just really want to protect the people around me, our privacy and the special moments we’re sharing. Everyday isn’t a perfect day but a majority of my life is spent with my family, my friends, my dogs and my boyfriend…AKA perfect to me. When I’m with them I’ve started to pay less attention to my phone and document less. The best part of it all – enjoying the moment, savoring the fun, and cherishing the time.

With that being said, I am not someone who complains a lot publicly so what you’re getting on my IG is almost always a highlight reel. I say this because if I’m at home cooking while my boyfriend is working and can’t be bothered- you’re going to see me cooking the meal…you’re not going to see me pulling my boyfriend away from his desk to eat dinner with me for 30 minutes LOL. I don’t know many people who work harder than CA so I’ve learned to work around his long hours and get in the time whenever we can fit in the time! 🙂

Life happens, work happens, and we’re all trying to spend as much time as possible with the people we love. The reason for this post was just to share that sometimes you can get caught up comparing your life to someone’s Instagram highlight reel and I’m here to tell you there’s one SURE-FIRE-CURE THAT ALWAYS WORKS: get off the phone, enjoy the moment, live a little and LOVE A LOT.

XO!

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JUNE! HELLO SUMMER!

The weather – GOD BLESS! No words to describe how happy I am! I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite songs from my June playlist. SUMMER IS HERE! I am so in need of new music. Anyone have any suggestions? I have absolutely NO preference when it comes to music genres – hip hop, house, country, anything! 🙂

  1. Kanye West – Yikes
  2. Kanye West – All Mine
  3. Nora En Pure – Sphinx
  4. Cardi B – I Like It
  5. KREAM – Drowning
  6. Julie Michaels – Jump
  7. Pusha T – Santeria
  8. Nicki Minaj – Chun Li

 

 

MEGHAN MARKLE STYLE

So – The royals and I now share an anniversary month! LOL. I am ALL about it. If you know me then you know I love the show Suits, I love Meghan Markle’s style and I absoletly live for a good fashion moment. May has been a great month and I wanted to close it out with a special style showcase. Meghan, our SoCal princess, has turned into QUITE the style icon as of late. I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments from the past year. Enjoy!

And this post wouldn’t be complete without her most important fashion moment of 2018 – the royal wedding. What do you think of Meghan’s wedding dress + reception dress? XO and cheers to a very happy May!

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SIMPLE RESOLUTIONS TO KEEP ALL YEAR LONG.

We are halfway through the year and I set some “simple resolutions” that I could keep all year long. I wanted to let you know how I’ve done so far (LOL don’t judge me)

  1. Work on my posture. MUST work on this – such a small but BIG change.
  2. Start applying eye cream before bed. I do this…sometimes.
  3. Quality over quantity. This is something I 100% need to work on – especially when it comes to spending time.
  4. Add veggies to each meal. I am not bad at this! I have started adding mushrooms, broccoli (yuck) and asparagus to a lot of my meals!
  5. Try one new workout class each month. OKAY STRAIGHT SLACKING ON THIS ONE. So I guess that means I’ll just try SIX new workout classes in June? LOL
  6. Add SPF and moisturizer to face daily. I’m on it!
  7. Give up tech for an hour before bed. I have been pretty good about this, I bought 5 new books and I spend every night (and some mornings) reading before bed.
  8. Look at my bank statement once a week. Yes! Check!
  9. Take daily vitamins and a probiotic. I was doing this until I realized my vitamins might be giving me anxiety – so vitamins are on pause for now.
  10. Watch TV shows that teach you something. Leave it to CA when it comes to this one – my documentary connoisseur – he has me watching the most interesting documentaries, I swear. And it’s great because learning something versus watching reality TV is crucial to my development and growth as I get older.

How are your 2018 resolutions coming along? XO

WHAT I WANT | MAY 2018

I know, I know…There are only 3 days left in May but I HAVE to share my ‘wants’ for the month. I thought I’d dedicate this post to athleisure – mainly because I am almost always in athleisure when it’s time for casual-wear. I wanted to share some of my favorite brands for shoes, leggings and all things fitness-fashion related. I love when I get in a good workout – but I love it even more when I like what I’m wearing and I look good. Check out my favorites below!

XO.

GYMSHARK ONE PIECE (I HAVE IT AND LOVE IT!)

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ADIDAS LINEAR LOGO LEGGINGS

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CALVIN KLEIN RACERBACK SPORTS BRA

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VICTORIA SECRET LIGHTWEIGHT MAX SPORTS BRA

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ADIDAS SWIFT RUN CASUAL SNEAKERS (I HAVE THEM AND LOVE THEM!)

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What are your favorite athletic-wear brands?

SKINVESTMENT

I have been meaning to do a post on my skincare routine for quite some time now. My skin isn’t perfect by any means but I do my best to take good care of it. For starters, I rarely wear face makeup. I am forever in a cat eye and liquid lipstick, but actual face makeup? Rare. Mainly because I have yet to find good enough face makeup that keeps the glowy/dewy look. Before I go into what face makeup I use (when needed), let me share the greatest thing to ever happen to my skin: boscia.

boscia honestly changed my skin. First of all, all of their products expire – that alone should tell you something. All natural, all the time. I use a couple of their products that I am obsessed with (the Purifying Cleansing Gel being my favorite). They also have an Essence Water that I love as well.

Another great brand I swear by is Clinique – their 72 Hour Moisture Surge is my go-to moisturizer. Like I’ve mentioned in a previous post (see here) I know that your diet, sleep, and stress levels can all affect your skin – but Clinique and boscia are two brands I absolutely love.

When it comes to make up – I only use ONE liquid foundation and that’s the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – there is nothing better in my opinion. Buildable coverage, great ingredients, and it WON’T break you out! I am currently in the market for a good concealer and would LOVE any suggestions on which ones my readers currently use. If you haven’t tried boscia, PLEASE try it and let me know if you like it! Cheers to happy and healthy skin.

 

WHERE DID MAY GO?

It’s JUNE on Friday! I wasn’t going to let this month slip by without some blog posts so be ready for a few emails to pop up in your inbox this week. I wanted to start with the most important day in May for me – my anniversary. 2017 was life changing for me – a lot of new and exciting changes were happening for me and this year I finally get to look back and celebrate all of them. One of them being my one year anniversary with CA. I truly believe a lot of my personal growth comes from witnessing our own growth together. Emotional intelligence and support, communication, appreciation and love…lots of love: that’s where we are at right now. I am so grateful for everything CA is…and is becoming. I learn from him every single day – not just as his girlfriend, but as his friend and his peer. So this anniversary was so special for me. It wasn’t just a culmination of our past year together – but the culmination of knowing someone for over a decade and being able to get to know him on a deeper level and just love him with no inhibitions. He’s a dream, but I can go on and on. I wanted to share a few photos from our trip to Catalina. He gave me a couple days’ notice (GOD BLESS – girls, you already know we need an outfit, a nail appointment, etc.) to prep for our day trip. I had never been to Catalina and I absolutely LOVED it…being on the island was exactly what we needed. We had incredible meals (steak, tacos, swordfish, ice cream, candy – everything lol), enjoyed a few drinks, rode around in a golf cart ALL over the island and just really spent one on one time together. Nothing beats ditching the cell phone and getting quality time. He probably won’t even see this post because he’s “social media averse” (I think I just created that term) but I wanted to thank him on here anyways.

I am so grateful for you babe – thanks for showing me what it means to LIVE MY BEST LIFE.

See some fun photos below from our one year anniversary getaway!

WHAT I WANT | APRIL 2018

Week one of April is DONE. Great news for all my zodiac peeps – we’re about to be out of retrograde! Trust issues? Gone. Bad communication? See ya. Tech issues? Buh bye! LOL apparently mercury retrograde really has a way of messing with Virgos since we are ruled by the planet…but really ‘catch ya later, mercury retrograde.’ Every month I try to share my “wants” for the month. Some are totally out there and some are doable! I added one splurge item at the end – a girl’s gotta live a little! LOL. Enjoy!

BOOTIES

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DAINTY RINGS

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THE PERFECT WHITE T-SHIRT

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A BACKPACK TO MATCH MY DUFFLE

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THE SPLURGE

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GRAY MALIN

The weather in LA has been perfect this week. It’s been three+ months since we were in Miami and I can’t even begin to say how much I miss it! As many of you already know, I am OBSESSED with all things Gray Malin so I decided to share a few of my favorite pieces from his curated collections…this weather has me in the mood! Malin shoots all over the world– in Palm Springs, Italy, Miami Beach (where we stayed), The Hamptons and Park City *to name a few! Our hotel (and the beach we stayed on) in Miami had me feeling like I was living inside of a Gray Malin photo. Looking through these photos just has me wondering what CA has up his sleeve for the next vacay! 🙂

Enjoy the photos below! XO HAPPY APRIL!

PARTY AT THE PARKER

Party at the Parker

THE CABANA

The Cabana

CHAMPAGNE IN CAPRI

Champagne in Capri

MIAMI BEACH SUNBATHERS

Miami Beach Sunbathers

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