Dec 15, 2016

maternity shoot + HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUBBY

hello dolls! i am finally sharing my favorites from our maternity shoot we did a few weeks ago! i am in love with how these photos turned out! we were debating on location -- beach setting or more of an outdoorsy setting. we decided on the outdoorsy, woodsy location since we live by the beach and that would be more typical -- even though this setting is pretty common too haha! but i love it -- so beautiful with that golden hour glow! i had a little bit of hard time deciding what to wear and whether i wanted to have some pictures with a bare belly, but i decided to make it easy -- one outfit and no bare belly for these! this pink floral maxi dress from pink blush is perfect -- i chose pink since we are having a baby girl and this dress photographed so well! i wanted my hubby to complement me and have a simple casual look -- i think we look great together hahah!! hope you enjoy looking at these maternity photos! i seriosuly cannot believe our baby girl will be here in two months or less! it is so crazy thinking about having a baby and planning for it and then its finally almost here! overall i'm feeling pretty good.. starting to get a little bit uncomfrotable -- the bump is getting really heavy and sitting pretty low so by the end of the day there is so much pressure, sometimes i have hard time stadning for too long and my lower back starts to ache. so i am definitely ready for the day she arrives! my hubby and i are starting to get a little it anxious and more and more excited to meet her! we seriously CANNOT WAIT!!! eeeEEEk! 

also....its MY HUBBY'S BIRTHDAY today!! so i wanted to WISH MY LOVE a very very happy birthday!! (sorry i'm going to get a little mushy) thank you honey for being such an amazing hubby, partner and friend -- so happy we are doing life together! i hope you have an amazing birthday and an even BETTER year! 

we're doing a low-key celebration.. we don't usually do anything crazy for our birthdays..we're homebodies and just like to be together! so were going out to a nice dinner and a movie just us two! then later in the evening we are having his family over for some cake and tea! so simple but totally us! 

{ what we're wearing}

hers :: dress || sandals 

 his :: henley || jeans || boots 

have a fabulous friday's eve!! 

xo, steph

ps. i have another post up for you today -- gifts for HER and HIM under $50 -- just quick and easy last-minute gifts or add-ons!! check it out!  only a few days left to get all your christmas shopping done!! 

photo cred :: sonia hebert photography


Oct 20, 2016

the luxe show

goooood morning dolls !!

just a quick hello to share last night's luxe fashion show (and a few of my favorite looks) hosted by Louis Vuitton at fashion valley in san diego !

so glad i was able to attend such a fun, inspired runway show featuring this season's top trends -- leather jackets, fur coats and bags, silk dresses, sequinned skirts, metallic boots and bottoms -- all from major retailers like Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Max Mara and more! I loved seeing the mix of colors, patterns and textures. if you haven't noticed by now it is all about T E X T U R E this season, and i'm excited about it, especially velvet & silk! mix those textures together and you got something pretty, sexy and fun ! i wish i had way more pictures from the show for you (my baaad) but you can see more pics and videos on my snapchat (stephaniparker) or instagram stories (@sassandsun). these looks were my top faves of the night! i am really crushing on that gold metallic pleated skirt! i need to get my hands on a metallic skirt asap!!

shop some of my on-trend picks below! 


which trends are you crushing on most? {i would love to know, comment below}

have a happy friday's eve !!!


CommentsTags fall trends, fashion show, nordstrom, louis vuitton, neiman marcus, bloomingdales, leather, velvet, metallic

Oct 3, 2016

girls night out with dry bar !!

happy monday dolls!! just wanted to share some pics from a girls night out with dry bar in del mar. it was a fun evening with blogger babes, bites, wine/champs/mimosas and blow outs! i had a concert that same evening so i was only able to hang out with some of the girlies for a little bit and of course get a fabulous blow out! i have been to the dry bar before a few times and theres nothing like getting your hair washed, a nice scalp massage and hair styling. the dry bar is so cute inside and they always play such fabulous girlie movies while you get your hair done -- this night they were plying "bride wars". loooove that movie !! they also have such great hair products -- i love the way they smell and they work great! my fave product is their triple sec, which is a texturizer, dry shampoo combo. its ahhhhmazing! i'm obsessed with it -- it works so well and smells so good! my hair always feels fresh and looks volumized after i use it without that icky sticky feeling! for this fabulous girls night out we received 10% off products so i got a travel size of triple sec and also decided to try out their flexible hold hair spray, money maker. i used it for the first time the other day and it held my waves well but didn't feel crunchy -- so nice! it was so great to meet some local bloggers and mingle. they also had a fun photo booth, little gift bags with treats and raffle prizes. such a fun time -- can't wait for the next girls night out!!

thank you to jen adams of @interiordesignerella for inviting me !




Sep 14, 2015

a french fairytale

It's been a little bit over a month since one of my best friends joined the marriage club. I had the honor of standing by her side as one of her bridesmaids and witnessed their wonderful ceremony and reception as we sailed along the newport beach harbor. It was an absolutely beautiful day full of love and joy and I am beyond happy for my beautiful friend and now husband. They are both such kind, caring and genuine people and I wish the very best for the future as they start this new adventure! 

I wish I had more photos of the day, but being a bridesmaid it was a little here are a few and some samples from her photographer..


Jun 30, 2015

palm springs before the rings !

Hello dolls! I know, I know its been a little while since I've posted ... but I've been so busy with wedding events, work and life. Anyway, this past weekend my girlfriends and I celebrate my best babe's bachelorette weekend in hotttttt (and humid) Palm Springs! Despite the mugginess and the heat, it was super fun... our weekend consisted of nice dinners, drinks and live music at Mastros, dancing at a local bar (total hotspot) The Nest, pool party at the Hard Rock, game night and lots of girl talk and laughs! I had such a fabulous time -- so sad we had to come back to reality. Thought I'd share some of our photos over the weekend -- all from our iphones -- sorry not sorry :)

cannot wait to celebrate this beautiful bride-to-be's BIG DAY !!!! xoxo


Jun 9, 2015

stretch it out // work it out

Happy hump day babes! Just showing off my stretching! haha. So if you don't know or haven't read that I recently started doing Kayla Itsines bikini body guide as my main workout regimen. I am currently on week four and although I struggle and its more challenging that I thought..I just keep going. Along with doing these intense circuits every other day, I always forget that pre- and post-workout I need to stretch it out, especially on the days I do cardio. My shins and ankles hurt for some reason -- I think I need better shoes -- but stretching really helps with how sore I get and just feels really good after a thirty minute workout. 

workout attire :: stella mccartney x adidas (top, bottoms) // shoes :: nike i.d. (custom)


sunday funday // la jolla

Hi hi lovies ! Its tuesday and I am still dreamin about my sunday funday at the beach in la jolla with my hubby ! After a really early brunch date with some friends we decided to head over to la jolla and enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather. It was so nice watching the waves -- sound of the waves crashing against the rocks was soothing and relaxing. I just sat outside and read, while my hubby got his tan on (he really needs it he's as pale as a ghost haha). I also got in one of my workouts -- so much better working out when you have the view of the beach in front of you ! Sad our funday had to come to an end and back to reality..can't wait til our next relaxing day at the beach. What did you do this weekend?

tank, sports bra (old, but lots here), shorts (pattern/color no longer available but lots of options here :: lululemon // flip flops :: j.crew // sunnies :: shwood eyewear // fit bit charge HR


Jun 4, 2015

g + n // happily ever after

Happy Monday dolls ! I know, ugh...MONDAY! why are you here already!? Well, I hope everyone's monday is off to a good start -- I started with a little cardio action at the gym with my hubby and a nice breakfast (avocado toast, my fave)! 

Sooooo I just wanted to share a some photos from my beautiful friend's rehearsal dinner + wedding last week! It was an absolutely gorgous day in Coronado -- I was the MOH -- a lot of work and a really long day but well worth it! Such a beautiful wedding for such a kind and loving couple! My hubby and I are so happy for them and so happy that we could share in their special day! #hapillyeverafter #gaytanwedding2015

Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. Gaytan!! 

Enjoy! xo


Apr 28, 2015

small weekend getaway with my hubby // SF

After the my friend's bridal shower, my hubby and I decided to stay in the city and enjoy the weekend together! I forgot to mention in my last post that my hubby and I drove up to the Bay Area because I had waaaaaaay to much stuff for the shower to fly with, so we made a weekend out of it. I thought I'd share some random pics from our weekend!

The hubby and I spent a day and a half in the city..we stayed at cool hotel in the financial district, which was super close to union square, all the shops, and cute restaurants. We enjoyed a really yummy southern style/new american food at Hope & Hominy for dinner our first night -- so good. We also decided to wait in line for breakfast on Sunday morning for over an hour to enjoy Mama's in Washington Square -- and OH MY IT WAS WORTH IT!!! If you are ever in San Francisco I would definitely recommend Mama's. The breakfast was so delicious! My favorite item we ordered was their "our famous" monte cristo with their homemade strawberry jam. I am drooling just thinking about it right now! I cannot wait to go back and eat there again!!! 

It was so nice to spend the weekend with my hubby in the city and just walk around, eat and shop. I can't wait til our next weekend getaway! Maybe a tropical weekend getaway next time :)

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Apr 26, 2015

future mrs. gaytan's bridal shower // napa

Celebrated my very good friend, Gigi, this past Saturday with a lovely bridal shower in Napa. I co-hosted this beautiful and girly affair with Gigi's mom. Let me tell you, being a MOH and planning events can be very tricky and stressful, especially when you're not in the same city. Living in SD, and planning her bridal shower in Napa, was kinda difficult and more work than I expected, but it was so worth it. All the guests had a wonderful time, and the bride-to-be was all smiles ! I just wanted to share some photos of all the decor I hand made and put together on Saturday morning. I wish I had more photos, but I was running around making sure everything was going well and every one was having a fabulous time. Not only was girl time, mimosas and the games a great time, but our dog of honor, Zeus (Gigi's baby) also stole the show..looking handsome in his cute scarf. Now all we need to worry about is the BIG DAY!!! I can't wait to watch Gigi tie knot in about a month!!