floral springtime off-the-shoulder dress

March 16, 2018

My Outfit Details: DRESS Floral OTS Dress // EARRINGS Gold Hoop Style Earrings (c/o) // SHOES Jeffrey Campbell Wedge Sandals // PURSE Beaded Clutch (similar linked) 

Do you ever see something and immediately fall in love with it? Usually, that happens with me when it comes to food, coffee, puppies, etc. 

But when I was walking around the mall after work last week (I usually reward myself with a trip to the mall on Friday after making it through the work week!) I experienced this instantaneous-falling-in- love feeling when I came across this perfectly ruffled, floral, off-the-shoulder, navy dress

How could I not? The mixing of patterns are so quintessentially effortless that it is literally the PERFECT dress for spring.  

Have the happiest of Friday's! 

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Coffee Shops to Visit in Southern California

March 14, 2018

My Outfit Details: SHIRT Relaxed Graphic Tee (similar linked) // SKIRT Gingham Ruffled Trim Skirt // EARRINGS White Tassel Earrings (c/o) // SHOES Sparkly Slides (under $30 & so cute!!!) // PURSE Black Tassel Crossbody Purse (similar linked) 

Since I have started teaching this year, I have almost DOUBLED my coffee intake. Every morning, I stick to my normal Kerurig coffee due to the sake of time...but on the weekends, I love grabbing a Cup of Jo that is a little more high-end than my at home one. Even though I am no coffee expert, I definitely know where to go when you want a good cup of coffee and a good atmosphere to have it in.

Since I am such a fan of coffee (and I know that so many of us are!) I wanted to share the coffee shops that are my go-to's in my most frequently visited SoCal cities.

Below each coffee shop, I will share the drink that I ordered and recommend. 

Beverly Hills
Coffee Shop #1: Urth Cafe
Order: Mint Mocha 

 Coffee Shop #1:  Lavender & Honey
Order: Honeybee Latte

Coffee Shop #2:  Copa Vida
Order: Iced Mocha

Santa Barbara
Coffee Shop #1: The French Press
Order: Hot Mocha

Coffee Shop #2: Jeannine's
Order: Hot Mocha

San Diego
Coffee Shop #1: Better Buzz Coffee
Order: Best Drink Ever

Let me know if you have ever been to any of the coffee shops above! Also, if you have any recommendations for yummy coffee shops that you don't see above, feel free to let me know about them. I'm always down to try a new place to get a good cup of coffee at.

P.S. I received so many questions on my social media handles about my graphic tee in this post, but sadly it is not online. If got it in stores at Old Navy about two weeks ago, so they should still have it if you wanted to pick it up in stores!

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Week Wrap-Up No.5 & Cold Shoulder Spring Top

March 10, 2018

My Outfit Details: TOP Cold Shoulder Peplum Top // PANTS Articles of Society Denim Jeans // EARRINGS White Beaded Tassel Earrings (c/o) // PURSE Kate Spade Quilted Crossbody Purse // SHOES Platform Wedge Sandals (on sale!) 

If you missed last weeks Week Wrap-Up, you can catch it HERE!

High Point of the Week: 
We usually go out for a date night on Friday's, but we decided to go out on Wednesday night since my husband had been traveling for work the two days prior--and we wanted time to reconnect since he was traveling. We had the most perfect date night. We went to one of the most stunning outdoor malls, the Americana in Glendale, CA. We went to a restaurant that we had never been to before, but that I have always wanted to go to! The hubby had sushi and I had ramen, and we ate our delicious food while watching the sunset from the restaurant's upstairs balcony. We had a yummy cupcake from Sprinkles after, and then we roamed around Barnes and Noble to finish the night off. 

Low Point of the Week: 
There was a conflict between a couple of my student's this week, and if you are a teacher, you know how time consuming a student-to-student conflict truly is (and how much class time vanishes when solving the conflict as a result)! 

Favorite Product: 
I've been working with Sugarfix by Baublebar at Target for a while now, and I always love the products that they send me. I received these stunning Gold style hoops from them recently, and I have been wearing them almost every day since. They are super lightweight and beyond cute!

Favorite Blog Post: 
I loved Life of Lauren's, "Instagram vs Reality" blog post this week. Even as a fashion blogger, I am continuously comparing myself to other fashion bloggers and their content. This post was a great reminder that photos don't always appear as they seem and that the comparison game is not worth the fight.

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I hope that you had a lovely week! We are supposed to get some decent rain storms in the week to come, and I'm excited for some cozy days ahead. 

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ReStyling No.1: White Top & Floral Shorts

March 6, 2018

In the blogging community, you often are overwhelmed with how many different outfits that people wear . . . it is sometimes overwhelming and impractical. As a blogger, I feel the impractical pressure to wear a new outfit 24/7. 

It really is silly if you think about it. 

After thinking and praying about how I can fight against the constant pressure to find the latest and greatest new outfit,  I decided that in order to combate the pressure, I need to realize something: it is completely okay to restyle something on the blog. In fact, it shows the versatility of the pieces that I stumble across. Therefore, I decided to come-up with a new series called the, ReStyling. 

You might remember this white blouse from my Valentine's Day post back in January. I loved ReStyling it with these Spring-Perfect tie waist floral shorts. If you want to scoop up this blouse, it is currently on sale for under $30. 

I hope you enjoy this new series. I know that I definitely will! I think it will be freeing to see items ReStyled, especially within an industry when that is so the opposite! 

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Week Wrap-Up No.4 & pleated off-the-shoulder top

March 2, 2018

My Outfit Details: TOP Pleated Off-the-Shoulder Top // SHORTS White Distressed Denim Shorts // EARRINGS White Tassel Earrings // SHOES Tory Burch Flats // PURSE Small Clutch (similar linked) 

High Point of the Week:
Today marks the second out of third trimester of the school year. I can't believe that my little third graders only have a third of the school year left before they are big fourth graders. Even though I will be so bummed when they are no longer my students come June, I am so proud of all of the progress they have made! Now it's time for report cards, UGH!

Low Point of the Week: 
If you read Week Wrao-Up No.3 last week, you heard about the student in my class who was having health problems. It was a scary week with and she even ended up in the hospital. Thankfully, the doctors ended up figuring out what was wrong and she should be back to school in the next couple of weeks. She has just been on my mind all week, and the whole situation has made my heart heavy this week.

Favorite Product:
I've been switching up my breakfast routine, and I've been eating an RX Bar. They keep me full and content in the morning. The Chocolate Coconut and Salted Chocolate are my favorite!

Favorite Purchase This Week:
While wandering around the mall recently, I stumbled upon this daring off-the-shoulder dress. I love all of the layers, and I can't wait to style it in the spring months to come!

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