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Oct 6, 2017

date night look with TOBI

Happy Friday friends! woohoo !! i know a lot of you are super excited about the weekend.. me? eh every day is the same haha -- 1. mamas don't get weekends really and 2. i am a registered nurse (if you didn't already know) so my schedule for work is all over the place.. so my weekend was the whole week and now i get to work the weekend while everyone else seems to be sleeping in and having fun haha! 

{ what i'm wearing }

top :: tobi (c/o - also comes in white & black) || jeans :: articles of society || pumps :: madewell, similar here, here and here

so anyway i'm finally sharing a look with you! i know its been awhile so here we have it -- my date night look ! true story :: the hubby and i haven't been out on a nice date night since the baby was born -- that actually night not come to a surprise to you if you have kids or are a new mama. my hubby and i are the only ones that watch the baby.. we haven't used a sitter and my mom doesn't live near us.. and we have justin't family near by but i am a control freak so i rather do it myself haha. i think i'm starting to go a little crazy, as much as i love bringing baby C with us everywhere, i think it would be nice to finally have a nice night out.. alone.. for some reason i feel guilty for even saying that... so while i'm over here feeling guilty about the possibility of leaving my baby for a few hours so i can enjoy time with my hubby but also planning our first date night in months (wow, i'm torn) i thought it would be fun to put together a cute but easy date night look to get me going.. 

this beautiful lace-up blouse from TOBI (it comes in white and black too!!) is the perfect date night top! if you haven't checked out TOBI yet, you're missing out! they have fabulous pieces that are super trendy and affordable (they always have specials going on) -- whether you need something cute and dressy or comfy and casual, they have so many great items to choose from! anywho, i am loving the lace-up detail on this blouse -- it totally adds a little sexy & sassy appeal  to your look but nothing crazy, the color is beautiful and different than my go to - black - and the flutter sleeves add the perfect feminine touch. this blouse can be worn with black jeans or leggings, leather leggings or pants, it would look so pretty tucked into mini, midi or maxi skirt and when the temps finally drop in san diego (who knows when that'll happen), this lace-up blouse would look so cute with a fur vest over it, some jeans and boots -- i mean it goes with everything and the lace-up detail and sleeves are also totally on-trend right now. for this date night look, i kept my look simple with black jeans and added some flair with these black and leopard pumps -- i got these pumps a while ago but leopard never goes out of style (in my opinion) and its kinda like a neutral for me. i can never stay away from leopard -- its such a great print for fall! 

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what are your favorite styles to wear for date night? 

have a fabulouse friday and an amazing weekend! see ya'll soon!

xo, steph

CommentsCategories fashion, style, clothing, outfit, shop tobi Tags ootd, clothes, tobi, fashion, style, date night look

Oct 3, 2017


OMG happy OCTOBER !!! I know I am a few days late but I've been moving pretty slowly lately with a baby and all.. plus she's moving all over the place and going through a sleep regression so its been a little challenging trying to get anything done.. so here I am finally.. I know I've been MIA again.. trying to get back into a regular schedule so bear with me! 

anywho, since it is now october and fall is officially here -- although the weather in san diego would suggest it is most definitely NOT fall yet -- but i have to share my most favorite fall must-haves with you! there are no huge surprises here, you've probabaly seen this stuff everywhere already but i have to share what i love to wear during the fall and pretty much the winter too! i have to say, fall is my favorite season -- at first i wasn't so sure what my favorite season was but for sure after the last couple weeks craving some crisp cool air and sweater weather, i have to say i absolutely love fall! i love the cooler weather (when san diego weather decides to cooperate haha ), i love pumpkin anything for the most part -- little pumpkins are so cute to decorate the house with, the pumpkin patch is fun to visit and of course pumpkin pie..i am also eating a pumpkin cereal bar as i write this haha; i love candles (and yes, while i burn candles all the time it just seems like a fall thing and they have such amazing scents in the fall), i love oversized cozy sweaters, booties and OTK boots, giant blanket scarves -- so many wonderful things for fall! haha. so lets just go ahead and get started with my must-haves!

{ C O Z Y  S W E A T E R S }

ok so let's start with the most common wardrobe staple for fall - sweaters! i love sweaters i just love feeling comfy and cozy and cute and sweaters just do that for me. there are so many fabulous sweaters -- different textures and styles -- and i of course want all the super soft ones! and you can always dress up or dress down a sweater -- i love to wear them super simple and easy with leggings or jeans with either a pair of flat mules or cute sneakers, but sweaters are also great with midi skirts and booties or block heel mules! and besides pull over sweaters, i also love cardigans! they are perfect transitional piece from summer to fall because its always starts off cool in the morning, gets warm in the middle of the day and by evening its chilly again, so cardigans are perfect because you can layer them and take them off no problem! i also love that you can drape oversized cardigans over your shoulders or ahve them fall off your shoulders for a cute yet sassy look! see, sweaters are perfect! so i will share all the sweaters and cardigans i just got or am absolutely loving right now!


{ M U L E S }

another fall favorite of mine are mules or are they called slides or loafers -- not sure exactly which term haha but you'll see below what i'm talking about.. i love mules because they are super comfortable and easy to wear with just about anything! i love them with skirts or jeans or leggins or even dresses. they are literally perfect when i don't want to wear high heels or casual sneakers but i still want to be comfortable and slightly dressed up. and there are so many to choose from with different textures and prints! they just give any outifit a cool chic vibe, ya feel me? check out some really amazing ones below!




{ B L A N K E T  S C A R V E S }

ok so as i continue writing this, i am starting to think these are all pretty obvious choices for fall -- but hey i can't help it if this are great classic pieces that keep coming back season after season. also the last few months i have been trying to go back to my roots haha and by that i mean keep things simple and basic but not so basic if you know what i mean -- i'm not gonna lie i love trendy pieces but i'm starting to get sick of chasing trends so im trying to just keep it simple and neutral (for the most part) and just share the things i absolutely love, even if it means i might be a little repetetive. but hey you can mix simple easy pieces with a lot of different options making every outfit slightly different -- so yes blanket scarves were a must-have for me last year but i still love them -- there are always new colors and patterns out there and i love wearing a white tee and skinny jeans with flats, so throw on a huge plaid blanket scarf or one with stripes and bam your basic look is not so basic, ya feel me? haha check out some of my picks this season below! 


{ L E A T H E R  J A C K E T S }

do i even need to explain?! i mean, right?!?! leather jackets will NEVER go out of style -- as long as you pick classic styles and fit -- like the moto jacket. I mean this style has been around for forever and i am not mad about it one bit -- i probably have like six or seven leather moto-style jackets, why because they are so damn good! haha. there are different kinds of leather and they can have slightly different fit, either way they are super cool and perfect for your fall wardrobe. but of course there are other fabulous leather jacket styles you can rock all fall and winter long! i love to wear it leather jackets with literally ANYTHING -- sweats, joggers, leggings, skirts, dresses, shorts, pajamas... haha ANYTHING! you just can't go wrong.. outfit missing soemthing? throw a leather jacket over your shoulders, voila! your outifit is instantly perfect! oh, and if you;re against leather, no worries boo, there are AMAZING faux leather jackets too! check out some amazing options below! 


{ B O O T S / B O O T I E S }

this one is kinda like the leather jacket -- EVERY year we all wear boots, whether that's a bootie, over the knee, boots, tall boots or thigh high boots -- we will never stop wearing boots for fall and winter. they're cute, some can be edgy, and they keep our little toes warm when its cold out. i always say "i'm not buying boots this year" because i have a lot of boots, but every year there are always a few that are slightly different than what i have and i just can't say no. haha! i would love to hear from someone that actually hates wearing boots in the fall?? please tell me why! in the meantime, check out some amazing boots and booties to take you from now until winter! 



what are some of your fall must-haves?? anything you absolutely have to have every fall? would love to hear in the comments below! 

xo, steph

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Aug 31, 2017

M A D for P L A I D



Aug 6, 2017


HAPPY SUNDAY!!! LAST DAY TO SHOP THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE!!! these are my top picks that are still IN STOCK!!! get them while you can at a fabulous discount before prices go UP TOMORROW!!! don't miss out! xoxo



Jul 16, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -- Women's Shoes!

happy happy MONDAY !!!

just a quick little post today to share my top favorite shoe picks from the Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale! don't worry this will be my last post about the sale -- I'm sure many of you have been hearing about it for dayssssss!! this year I am more interested in the baby stuff -- check out my baby picks in my last post HERE -- and I can never say no to a new pair of shoes so I had to share my picks that are currently sitting in my basket waiting to checkout!! So many GREATTTT shoes on sale and even better so many fab options under $100! I'm sharing all of my faves under $100 which makes it even easier to shop them and not feel too guilty about! Hehe happy shopping!! 

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hope your week is off to a fabulous start and that you're having a wonderful Monday! I had a very busy weekend with my parents in town and my best friend's wedding! such a beautiful and fun wedding weekend and now I'm ready to relax all day today!! What are you up to this week? 

Xo, Steph 

CommentsTags Shoes, women's shoes, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, heels, boots, booties, mules, sneakers

Jul 14, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -- BABY EDITION

Happy happy Friday babes!! Woohoo made it thru another week and I know yesterday was a little overwhelming with soooooo much talk of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale !!! I know it's a greatvsale and believe me last year I hit that sale sooooo hard! This year for some reason I found it so overwhelming and so many people talking about it... I really didn't want to talk too much about it! I know I've kinda been MIA in general -- having a baby is a ton of work... mamas out there you feel me, right? Annnnd I went back to work about a month ago so it's been busy and exhausting and I'll be honest I lost a little bit of my drive and motivation with blogging -- kinda got stuck in a rut! I'm trying to get back to it and hopefully be better! Anywho enough rambling and back to the NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE! I've kinda shifted my focus the last few months since having a baby girl -- I literally have nothing on my mind but baby baby baby! So instead of rounding up all the women's clothing this year from the sale I decided to pick some of my BABY favorites from the sale! Last year when I shopped the sale like a crazy woman, I was just a couple months pregnant and bought so much baby stuff -- baby carrier, baby stroller, car seat, diaper bag, baby clothes and on and on! I'm not gonna lie I bought a bunch of basics for myself especially sweaters! Buuuut I was so excited about the baby stuff so this year I rounded up my favorite baby items and baby clothes! Seriously the same stroller and carseat I got last year are ON SALE again this year (may be the newer model but looks exactly the same) and baby c's favorite activity mat is also on sale! So if you're a soon-to-be mama or know a new mama these are some awesome items! Okie dokie check it out down below! Happy shopping!! 

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hope everyone has a happy happy friday and an amazing weekend!! Enjoy shopping I know a lot of people will be at the Nordstrom sale! My best friend is getting married this weekend so I'll be busy with all fun wedding events!! But on Monday I will do a round up on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -- shoe edition because lets be honest I can live without a few cardigans and tops but I cannot live without shoes!!!! See you Monday!!

xo, Steph 


May 29, 2017

little white romper + G I V E A W A Y !!

happy M E M O R I A L day !! 
hope everyone had a wonderful weekend full of fun, sun and some relaxation! my and my little family took it easy and stayed home for the most part since i go back to work tomorrow after being off for five months on maternity leave! to say i'm anxious and super sad about leaving my sweet baby c is an understatement! i honestly don't know how mamas go back to work -- i literally tear up every time i think about it and i am sure i'll be a wreck on tuesday morning! i work twelve hours so i won't be seeing my sweet girl alllll day, which will be a HUUUUUUGE adjustment for all of us! luckily for us, she will be home with her daddy so i know i have nothing to worry about, but i am having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that i have to leave her all day.. ughhhh ok i'm down with my mama sob story haha! 
on to more important things, first off -- again happy memorial day! thank you to those who have served our country and for all the families of those who have served. we are free because of the brave, and today is their day to be remembered and honored. again, thank you. 
{ what i'm wearing }
of course with the holiday, comes lots of sales and one of my favorite sales happens to fall this past weekend -- the N O R D S T R O M half-yearly sale !!! i wrote about it in my last post you can find HERE! i rounded up some of my favorite clothing, handbags and shoes for women! there are seriously some amazing deals! so go check that out! this super cuuuuute little white romper i'm wearing here is from the sale and is under $30! say whaaaat?! i know crazy -- i literally want everything and my wallet and my hubby are not too amused by that haha oops! i can't help it! don't you find the half-yearly sale to be ahhhhmazing?? :)
annnnnd speaking of nordstrom, i have an amazing GIVEAWAY starting today!!! whoop whoop!! check it out below!!      
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xo, steph

CommentsTags ootd, nordstrom, sale, giveaway, what i wore, clothes, shopping, style, fashion

May 25, 2017

nordstrom half-yearly sale

alrighty babes its one of the best times of the year -- the NORDSTROM HALF-YEARLY SALE is happening right NOW!!! time to get some cute goodies!! during sales besides the obvious -- new clothes, duh! my faves to purchase are always new shoes and handbags! sooooo i've sorted through most of the sale (which is no easy task -- and i had to really narrow down my choices or this would be a superrrrrr looooongg post ha) and linked all of my favorites!! soooo check it out and run to your nearest Nordstrom -- orrrrr be more efficient and shop online! haha! okie dokie -- H A PP Y  S H O PP I N G !!!

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can you tell why these are my faves?? haha in case you missed it, i'm OBSESSED with anything ruffles, cold shoulder or off the shoulder and i loove dresses or rompers for the summer because they are super easy and breezy! this dress is perfect if your a guest to a beach wedding or for a bridal/baby shower and if you're the bride this dress is really pretty for your rehearsal dinner or engagement party and this super cute romper is fun for a day with the girls or bachelorette party! we all know wedding season is here and get your weddins season wardrobe on sale! haha


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are these not the cutest handbags!? i totally need this beach bag tote -- love the colors and the pom poms, i would seriosuly use this all summer long -- to the park, to the farmers market, to the beach, EVERYWHERE! its so stinkin fun and cute! and this floral backpack is so cute and easy especially for summer trips to theme parks with the kids or a casual day with friends. i mean, who doesn't need a new bag or back pack right?! 


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shoes, shoes and more shoes -- sandals, wedges, block heels, sneakers! i will take them all!! i've been obsessed with sneakers lately so these adidas are a perfect classic pair of sneakers! i also love these white heels -- again perfect for brides -- would look so cute with some of those dresses i linked above! i love the braiding detail! espadrilles are one of my favorite styles for summer and these espadrille flats are so cute for casual days and this palm tree print is so cute! and when you wanna take it up a notch, these espadrille wedges are so cute with summer dresses, white jeans and a cute top or cut off shorts! soooo cute right?! 


hope everyone has a beautiful thursday !! yay for it almost being F R I Y A Y and OMG a three day weekend !!! woohoo! if you can't already tell, i'll probably be shopping all weekend.... hahaha sorry hubby! but i think i deserve it since i have to go back to work on tuesday -- ahhh i really don't want to leave my baby! but i can do it, right?! -- any advice???? thanks in advance :)

xo, steph


May 22, 2017

bahama mamaaaaaa

happy happy M O N D A Y  babes !! 

{ what i'm wearing }

jumpsuit // wedges, similar pair here

how was your weekend?? i had a lovely weekend -- started off with a little LipSense party/open house with a friend! just hung out with some girlfriends, enjoyed some rosé and tried on some liquid lipstick; then we ended the weekend with a fun family pool day! it was super warm this past weekend so it was so nice to enjoy some time at the pool with my little family. 

and now here we are... its MONDAY! eEEeek! back to the grind right?! its always so hard to get back to the grind after a nice fun weekend! but anyway here we are so we have to make the best of it right?? so i though today is the perfect day to finally share one of my favorite summer looks. i looooove jumpsuits and rompers for summer -- they are super easy, breezy, flirty, fun! this bahama mama playsuit is so fun and pretty! i am obsessed with anything tropical, banana leaf, palm tree/leaf prints -- so when i spotted this playsuit i knew i had to have it annnnd it may not seem like it but its actually pretty breastfeeding friendly! which as a new mama is all i look for when shopping for clothes haha! 

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sooooo in other news, i go back to work in NINE days and i'm getting so anxious about it !! yikes!! any new mamas out there recently go back to did you/are you adjusting? how did you make the transition smoothly? thanks in advance! 

have a beautiful monday! cheers to a fresh week! 

xo, steph

CommentsTags ootd, jumpsuit, romper, playsuit, summer fashion, summer trends, tropical print, what i wore

Mar 8, 2017


{ what i'm wearing }

chenille sweater (sold out, but others here & here) || jeans || shoes, sold out but similar here || sunnies

happy hump day dolls! i seriously cannot believe its only wednesday! this has felt like the looooongest week and we are only halfway through -- for some reason i feel like it should be friday already. like whoa... this past sunday we took baby c on her fist long car ride to moorpark (about 30-40 min north of la) to attend my brother and his wife's baby shower (they are expecting their first a boy!). baby c did really well on the way up there, just had to make one early stop on the way because she had a huge poopy blowout -- don't worry i came prepared with lots of outfits haha! but maaaan, on the way back she was really fussy and it's my fault because it was bedtime and we were still on the road and it threw off her schedule so she was all over the place.. i feel like we're still recovering from that. i think she's finally getting back to normal but omg the last few days have been super stressful and exhausting. i'm gonna be real -- i had multiple meltdowns and just feel like such a failure as a mommy.. ahhhh when does it get easier?! anyway, we're dong much better -- i'm still stressed out and exhausted but im sending out positive vibes every day! plus, i started working out again -- went jogging the other day and then did a walk with baby c and an arm workout yesterday, so things are looking up.... i think... #momlife 

anywho, can you guess what CCC stands for -- basically my mom uniform these days -- comfy, casual, cute! i've been dying to wear my new wedges and some dresses and rompers but its just so difficult haha because when i'm with baby c i always feel rushed to get ready and i just want something easy and comfortable. and i'm really not that mad about it -- i love being comfortable and still looking cute -- at least i think my outfits are still cute hehe! but i promise i will have some spring looks that involve dresses & wedges very soon, in the mean time just soak up this comfy, casual, cute look! annnd i am loving these sunnies -- got them awhile ago and wasn't sure i was going to keep them -- but the round frames are so on-trend right now, and i think my face might be a little too round for round shades ahah so i think these are the perfect fit because they're more round-shaped, but not perfectly round -- haha you get me, right? i mean i only said "round" like twenty times.. sorry. #mombrain 

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have a fabulous day! 

xo, steph