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Dec 6, 2017

casual holiday look no. 2

happy HUMP day friends !!!

this feels like the longest week everrrr and i am not sure why... but i am so ready to move on to the weekend and next week.. i have been so busy working, getting stuff ready for christmas and for baby c's FIRST birthday and her birthday party..which is a week from this saturday.. i have a theme but i am not exactly sure what i'm doing quite yet so we'll see how that goes! so much to do so little time.. and i'm also so sad that my sweet little baby is not a baby anymore! like seriosuly where did the time go?! its so crazy to think that a whole year has already passed and literally it feels like it came and went in a blink of an eye! i know i am not the only one who feels this way, right?! anywho i have a lot to prepare and plan, plus we are shooting her one year/ cake smashing photos later this week so i gotta figure that out too!! ahhhh i need some little helpers!! who wants to come be my party planner??? takers?? haha ok BUT YAY to half way through the week! sorry for rambling!

lets get to the good stuff -- my latest casual holiday look!


satin blouse || velvet pants, similar here || boots (old), similar here and here || pearl earrings

as much as i love getting all dressed up and dolled up, this year i have been all about being comfy and cozy, so when it comes to my holiday looks this year, i'm always going for no-fuss, easy peasy outfits and obsessed with mixing textures which i have talked about multiple times this season. so this outfit is a definite favorite of mine -- eaay no fuss, absolutely love the mix of satin and velvet together! totally makes this outfit seem kinda dressy but not over the top and not too casual. i finished off the look with some black booties but would also look fabulous with some strappy heeled sandals (if you've got the right weather haha!) and these beautiful pearl drop earrings, which are classy but still make a beautiful statement! hope you enjoy this holiday look as much as i do! 



have an amazing rest of your week! i'm hoping this week goes by quickly and then slows down a little bit before christmas! haha i know i'm a little demanding! okie dokie, until next time! 

xo, steph


Nov 27, 2017

cyber monday

happy CYBER MONDAY !!!

just doing a little recap on my favorite sales that are going on today! its the perfect time to get all your christmas shopping done! 

also if you need ideas for any gifts, my GIFT GUIDE FOR HER, GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM and GIFTS FOR THE HOME is up and i will have a few more gift guides up soon! 


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bauble bar

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diff eyewear

up to 50% off


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40% off entire purchase & extra 10% off + free shipping with code: SHOPFAST

j.crew factory

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old navy

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urban outfitters

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victoria's secret

20% off $125 and free shipping on $30+ with codes: SHIP30 & 20OFFVS

happy shopping!!

xo, steph

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Nov 22, 2017

blaaaaack fridayyyyy

O M G 

the deals just keep rollin in! 

it's not even black friday yet, but lots of deals started this week & they just keep getting better and better as the week continues! 

i am so excited thanksgiving is tomorrow -- i am going to see my family, enjoy avery large turkey dinner with all the fixins and lots of pumpkin pie! and then i plan on sitting on the couch in stretchy pants to continue shopping all the amazing black friday deals! 

NOT TO WORRY! i am sharing all the deals right here! check out all the deals going on NOW and through the weekend! 

isn't it crazy how years ago black friday actually started really early on friday morning & you actually had to get up and go to the mall?! it used to be out family tradition, we would get up at like 4 in the morning and head to the outlet malls and shop all day! it was so fun! now everything is online and starts like the monday before thanksgiving haha! can you say instant gratification on MAXXXX! haha

anywho, it gets SUPER CRAZY! i never really go to the mall anymore when its so easy to shop from the comfort of my couch or bed and these days retailers have great return/exchange policies, so BUY EVERYTHING!! haha! this is THE P E R F E C T time to get all of your holiday shopping done, leaving lots of time to shop for yourself too! (TREAT YO SELF!!!) 

OK, lets just go ahead and get started!

make sure to swipe through because i will be including some of my favorite picks for HER, HIM & KIDDOS !

abercrombie & fitch 
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too many good things to pick!! such a great time to get home gifts like candles and cheeseboards; also holiday dresses and outfits, and holiday decor!!! 

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bauble bar
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15% off orders over $70 with code: BLK15


diff eyewear
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goodnight macaroon
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j.crew factory
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lucky brand
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old navy
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urban outfitters
buy one get one 50% off everything

ok this all i've got for now! i will try to keep it all updated as we get through the weekend! these are some of my favorite retailers and i picked some of my favorite things but there are so many good things!!! so shop til you drop! find a gift or two for everyone on your list including yourself!! 

wishing everyone a very happy thanksgiving!! 

xo, steph

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Nov 20, 2017

holiday gift guide for the HOME

happy MONDAY !!! 

O M G !! thanksgiving is this week -- soooo excited for turkey and stuffing and lots of PUMPKIN PIE! we are headed to my parents for thanksgiving, just for the day. unfortunately i work the entire weekend after the holiday so we gotta get back that night, but i am looking forward to my mom's thanksgiving feast! we haven't been to my parents for thanksgiving dinner in a long time because i usually work the holiday but i got it off this year! and you know after thanksgiving, the madness really happens -- BLACK FRIDAY !!!! and all the holiday craziness get exponentially more crazy and stressful and busy but so fun! i will hopefully have details on all the black friday sales by thanksgiving night, so stay tuned if you wanna know what's going down! i usually get all of my christmas gift shopping done this weekend because i like to get it all out of the way and start wrapping the gifts the first week of december! i LOOOOOVE wrapping gifts, but i have not found my wrapping paper for this year yet.. so i'm on the hunt! 

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anywho in honor of the B I G G E S T, craziest shopping day of the year, i am sharing my holiday gift guide for the HOME! i don't know about you, but i love home gifts! there are so many cute and useful monogrammed items, pretty items to have for the home for like dinner parties and nice cozy throw blankets. i literally can never have enough throw blankets! these gifts are also great for friends or family that love to host dinner parties or like to entertain! like this beautiful serving board or this monogrammed board with glass dome coveri also love candles and these candles are some of my favorites! candles are also great addition to some other gift, or a great stocking stuffer! 

hope you like these home gift ideas! if you haven't done so already, check out my other gift guides -- HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER and HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM !! i will be posting a few more gift guides in the next couple weeks!

have a fabulous monday! 

xo, steph


Nov 17, 2017

parisian chic

happy F R I Y A Y !!

wow! how is another week already coming to an end?! and thanksgiving is less than a week away? and Christmas is like FIVE weeks away?!! i had a nice productive week.. i felt like i got a lot done which always feels good, but i'm not gonna lie i'm pretty exhausted no matter how much sleep i get. isn't that crazy.. i really need some tips on how to feel more refreshed! so if you have any ideas or something that works for you, i'd love to hear them! another crazy thing, baby c will be ELEVEN months next week.. whyyyyyyy??? is this for real, i seriously am in denial.. i cannot belive i've already had her for almost a year. i might have said this before but these past few days or even weeks, every time i get her ready for bed, i just stare at her and i am just in awe at this beautiful, wonderful little baby i have in my life -- so much love and happiness. i am so grateful to have her in my life, yes there are challenging days but there are so many more days of laughter and fun. she is just so sweet and she does the funniest snort/laugh! ok ok enough of that before i get real emotional haha! 

lets move on to this outfit that i put together a couple weeks ago that i am obsessed with!! 


striped tee, similar here || knit mini skirt, also similar here || OTK boots || beret 

this super cute, super chic fall look i put together! so if you caught my blog post on fall's HOTTEST TRENDS, i talked about berets being one of them! i finally got one and I AM IN LOVE! i want more of them in every color! there are so many different ways you can wear a beret that flatters your face. i chose this more modern, trendy way to wear it, kinda like you would a regular beanie, if that makes sense?! i kept my look pretty simple and all black and white, i mean you can never go wrong with black and white or stripes! am i right?? and since i chose to wear this cute mini skirt, OTK/thigh high boots are perfect because my legs are still pretty much covered so you don't have to worry so much about being colr, ya feel me? this look is probably one of my absolute favorites this fall because its super cute, still chic and modern, but classy and comfortable too! checks off all my boxes when it comes to what i wanna be wearing all day! and like i said i cannot get enough of the beret -- they are such a classic piece, but still so fun and different! 

what do you think about the beret? have you rocked one this season yet?



xo, steph


Nov 15, 2017

casual holiday look

happy H U M P day lovelies!!

i am so happy and so excited because my christmas tree has been officially up for a couple days! don't hate, i know it's early but i absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE CHRISTMAS! and yes it is in fact the BEST TIME OF THE YEAR! so why wait another week or two, i rather have my tree up for longer so i thought i'm going to skip fall decorating this year and jump right into christmas! i cannot wait to show you what i've done this year.. i changed up our color scheme and i still have to figure out our dining table decor but the tree is pretty much done!! if you wanna check out last year's christmas home decor, you can do so HERE! my color scheme was white and LOTS OF GOLD! i do miss my gold but i am so happy with the way my tree turned out! speaking of christmas, did you guys happen to see my HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER yet?!?! i posted it to the blog yesterday and there are some fabulous picks for that special lady in your life, or if you're in need of some ideas for yourself to hint to your boyfriend or hubby or whomever, my guide's got it! i also created a HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM! make sure you check it out!

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sweater || black skinnies || studded booties, from last year, similar here & here 

since were on the topic of the holidays, here is another holiday look -- this one a bit more casual, simple and easy, but with great details, making it a bit more special for the holidays. i love this SWEATER because it has like fine knit metallic fabric so it has a bit of a metallic shimmer but nothing too flashy or tacky just enough to give off some pretty holiday feels. i also love the color -- kinda in the rose gold, coppery, pinkish family -- which you know i have been absolutely loving pinks a lot lately for holiday! this SWEATER also has a bit of a billowy, bubbled sleeve (i'm terrible, cant think of the right term at the moment), its very subtle so while it adds a nice extra touch to what could've been a more ordinary sweater, its still not over the top or too dramatic, if you're looking for something a little less dressy. i kept my look simple and easy with black skinny jeans -- you could never go wrong with black skinnies -- but if you wanted something a little more casual, plain dark denim would be perfect too! i sassed up my look with these incredible studded booties i got from topshop last year. i am obsessed with these boots -- they're super fun and add a little edginess to your outfit. i really do love this look and i am in love with this sweater -- which i also wore for our holiday family photos -- stay tuned for those hopefully coming to the blog very soon!

i am definitely wearing this outfit for thanksgiving.. we are heading to la to spend thanksgiving with my parents so i want to be cute but comfortable and this is the perfect look. we will probably spend most of the day hanging out at my parents house and eating lots of delicious food! this will be my first time back to my parents for thanksgiving dinner in a few years since i usually work, but i have it off and i am so excited! i cannot wait for my mom's turkey, broccoli side dish she makes and her stuffing! MMmm MMmmmm! what are your plans for thanksgiving ?? would love to hear! 



xo, steph


Nov 13, 2017

holiday gift guide for HER

happy H A P P Y monday!!!

i cannot believe thanksgiving is just around the corner! i decided to skip my fall decor this year and head straight into christmas decorations because i love them so much so why nor?! i don't have everything out yet, mainly put my christmas tree up and have a few ornaments up -- i am going with a different color scheme this year so i have to pick up a few more things to finish off our holiday home decor! i can't wait to show you all, so stay tuned for that! i am really hoping to be done with most, if not all of it, in the next few days! 

in the spirit of the holiday and the season of giving, i am sharing my first HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE -- FOR HER!! this gift guide is for that special babe in your life -- mom, sister, aunt, best friend, yourself??? you know you gotta treat yourself too or at least add some of these amazing picks to your christmas wishlist! so take a look at what i have picked out so far! in a week or so i will also have a bunch of gift guides up in the SHOP tab in the navigation toolbar! last year i did a bunch of gift guides like this one below and they're fun, but also time consuming and i will be honest i don't have that much time this year with my little one and everything else i have to do, like getting ready for her FIRST birthday party... so i will be putting my picks for other guides in that tab and you'll just have to click the photo to go straight to the link -- easy peasy! ok! moving on to GIFT GUIDE FOR HER! 

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so i love all of these picks so much -- this LEOPARD coat is definitely on my christmas wishlist from my hubby along with this gorgeous MVMT WATCH! this MONOGRAMMED TOTE is perfect for your mom or best friend, i mean who doesn't love a monogrammed gift -- its super useful and personalized which i love! other fabulous gifts for your best friend or sister are these super fab TASSEL EARRINGSthis super COZY SCARF or THIS DARLING BEANIE & MATHCING GLOVES! my other favorite kind of gifts are the gifts of COZY! hehe like these cozy SLIPPERS or this ultra soft CARDIGAN! also if you want to give a gift that also gives back, these sunnies and this pair are from a charitable company that gives a pair of reading glasses with every pair of sunglasses purchased! how good does that feel, get a great gift for someone you love and be a part of giving back to those in need! i mean it is the season of giving, right?? what kind of gifts are on your wishlist?? let me know below, and again stay tuned for more holiday gift guides!

have a beautiful monday!

xo, steph

CommentsCategories holiday gift guide Tags holiday wishlist, holiday gift guide, christmas

Nov 8, 2017

first HOLIDAY look

happy H U M P day dolls !!!

hope your week is going well! half way through.. hope everyone survived the end of daylight savings! i remember pre-baby i loved this time because it kinda felt like we got an extra hour of sleep, but the first day kinda felt really long! now that i have a baby i was super anxious about it because baby c has been struggling with sleep for a little over a month AND she was finally back to normal sleeping from 7pm-6:45am a few days before the time change. so i was like OMG this is gonna totally mess her up and we're going to be back to that no-good-sleep, zombie mode. NOT OK! haha but thanks to some amazing tips from lauren from SLEEP AND THE CITY, baby C had no issues.. and so far we're doing just fine over here! finally starting to feel a little bit normal and finally sleeping much better at night! seriosuly thank goodness because i was legit losing my mind, not kidding. yikes! anywho, for all my mama friends, how are your kiddos doing? what tips and tricks did you use to ensure normal sleep schedules? would love to hear and if you need any help with sleep head over to SLEEP AND THE CITY! she's amazing!! 

ok some more exciting news hehe just for me really.. it is mine and my hubby's three year wedding anniversary! we're actually going to celebrate just the two of us! we were gonna keep it low key and go out to an early dinner so we can take baby C with us -- we still have never left her home with a sitter AND we've only left her twice since we had her, once with my mom and once with my hubby's best friend -- both times only for a couple hours. still haven't found a sitter, nor have i really looked.. but we decided we wanted a nice dinner out just the two of us, and lucky for us my best friend will sit at home and make sure she's good! i'll still put her to bed so it'll be great! we're very excited about going out to dinner!! haha any other mamas like me? or any tips on finding a sitter and how to set everyone up for success?? let me know! 

now on to the purpose of this post -- my FIRST HOLIDAY LOOK !! so for my first holiday look, i went more dressy, to be honest, i for actual holiday family functions i am usually more casual but i love dressing up. no one else in our families really dress up so i feel weird arriving all glammed up haha! but i absolutely love this look and adore this color combo! i did a very similar color combo for the holidays last year which you can check out here! the dress is still available HERE! here's this year's look! 

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velvet midi skirt || cami || burgundy pumps (last year), similar here and here || earrings || ring || lip color

anywho, i don't know what it is besides the fact that i am obsessed with blush pink tones and burgundy, deep red colors and i love them even more together especially during this time of the year. and i also i loooove mixing textures (i've said that may times before) -- this time silky cami with a velvet pleated midi skirt. i mean its perfection in my opinion. and yes this cami is a little more revealing, but i also got it one size bigger because i wore it when i was pregnant.. so it's a little big on me. but i absolutely love this -- its pretty, a little sexy and gives me holiday vibes but not overboard holidays, ya know what i mean? and lets talk about these gorgeous burgundy pumps -- i LOVE them -- i did get them last year from the WHO WHAT WEAR collection at target, but i will share some similar options that are perfect for the holidays! so, what do you think of this holiday look? let me know below! i'll be doing a few more holiday looks soon! if you saw my instatories, i asked whether you preferred casual or dressy holiday looks.. and to my surprise, DRESSY won! i personally prefer a casual holiday style because like i mentioned our families are very casual and after dinner we all hang out and lounge on the couch. so i will be putting together another dressy holiday look soon and i'll also do two more casual holiday outifts as well! S T A Y  T U N E D !!! 

{ GET my LOOK }


hope you have a fabulous day!!

xo, steph


Nov 3, 2017

black + camel {part two}

H A P P Y  F R I Y A Y !!!

i know its so exciting it is F R I D A Y and we've made it to another W E E K E N D ! i am so happy because i am actually off this entire weekend.. sadly we don't have many plans, but thats ok! i'll be just fine relaxing and hanging out at home with my favorite people. we will be heading to la la land for my nephew's baptism - - excited to see family for the day but not excited about LA traffic or making baby c sit in the car for hours.. we'll see how that goes! 

{ what i'm wearing }

black bodysuit (old), similar here and here || suede shorts (last season), similar here and here || leopard pumps, similar here

anywho, i have another black + camel combo for you! if you saw my blog post from two posts ago (does that make sense?) i did my first black + camel look of the season, and i'm sure i'll be doing more of them because this is probably my top color combination for fall. i just love the way the colors complement each other, both neutral and both classic -- so perfect! 

so it was really hot a week ago here in san diego, so it was very difficult putting together fall looks without sweating bullets, but i wanted to incorporate a little bit of fall with my outfits. it was way too hot to wear jeans or leggings so i chose to wear shorts, but because these shorts are suede i thought they still gave me all the fall feels. suede is my favorite to wear in the fall and winter, usually in jacket form but when i found these shorts last year, i was like i have to have these! they are so cute, i love the the tie and slighlty scrunched waist detail and they are high waisted, which is always flattering! i kept the outfit girly with a black bodysuit with cold shoulder ruffled details and finished off the look with my favorite leopard pumps. this look is perfect for date night, dinner with friends, or happy hour -- comfortable but still cute a tad bit sexy! what do you think? would you rock suede shorts this season? 

{ GET my LOOK }


hope you have a fun friday and an amazing weekend! what are you all up to this weekend? anything exciting??

xo, steph


Nov 1, 2017

season's hot HOT trends !!

H A P P Y  H U M P  D A Y  !!!

hope you had a fun H A L L O W E E N !! if you checked out my instagram or instastories, you saw that my sweet baby c was the cutest little lion! go check it out!!

and OMG, i cannot believe it's NOVEMBER! like what?! the year is almost over, my baby is almost ONE, i'm almost THIRTY... YIKES! the year seriously just flew by! i cannot get over how quickly time passes! everytime i sit down and think about it, i remind myself that i cannot slow down the time but i can take the time to enjoy all the simple, amazing moments with my family, my friends, myself. i really need to get better at taking time and really enjoying the present because it really does go by in a blink of an eye! wow! how's that for some friday thoughts?! we are getting to that time of the year where we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and what changes we will make for the coming year! plus we still have a couple months to achieve our goals for this year! postivity that we can get it all done, but also that we have a new year coming to continue bettering ourselves and reaching our goals! 

ok ok, i'm done with all the serious talk now! lets get into some fun, shall we?? 

you might've already been seeing a lot of the hot trends this season, but i thought i would highlight some of my favorites! these are some really hot H O T trends that have been showing up a lot lately and i've been wanting to incorporate them into my fall and winter wardrobe, so i searched for my top picks and thought i'd give you all a look and see what you think! 

{ POP of RED }

ok! the first hot trend i'm loving is RED! red is so popular this season and i have to admit it would not have been my go-to color for fall or winter because i'm not a huge fan of bright colors, buuuuut i do love a good red piece in my wardrobe. this color is powerful, its hot, its definitely sassy and just so fun! i love that you can add a little bit of red, with a cute little handbag or hat, or go BIG with a beautiful red suede jacket or some hot red booties! there are so many amazing options if you're looking to spice things up this season, i definitely recommend adding some red to your ensemble! i have been on the hunt for the perfect red piece to add to my regular fall rotation -- been deciding between a beautiful sweater or pretty red clutch! check out all the fabulous R E D pieces you can add to your wardrobe!



the next trend i have been really loving are white booties! i am still on the hunt for the perfect pair -- something both styish, chic and comfortable. being a mama and running around all day i can't be wearing uncomfortable shoes so lately i've only been getting shoes i know i can wear all the time, on-the-go, but of course i still want to look good haha! these white booties have been my favorite pick so far because i love a block heel, but i've also been eying this white pair because i love the kitten heel (not my usual choice) and the pointy toe. i feel like my first choice fits my lifestlye a bit more, its on-trend but since the heel is natural and it has a little bit of black on the sides, it is more casual and i can probably wear them with anything, where as the white kitten heel booties are super chic and different than my usual style, but something about them really attracts me! check them out and my other picks!



ok, so it is no surprise that hats are a must for the fall -- the usual favorites being wool fedoras and floppy hats. this year the newsboy or fiddler cap has been really popular and i finally got one that i love -- it looks great on everyone! but the hat trend that i've been seeing everywhere and absolutely loving is the bereti am obsessed -- i got a black beret recently and i'm still figuring out how to wear it that will flatter my face haha but i love it. its super cute, super chic and what's not to love about a parisian staple! i feel like you could totally wear a beret with anything and it will totally make your look super chic and classy -- this fur pom beret is next on my list! so cute! check out the rest of my picks! 


are you loving these trends?? have you added any of these to your closet this season? would love to know which ones are your faves!

xo, steph

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