i have an extremly exciting announcement today ! i’m moving (grabs biggest belt buckle and cowboy boots out of my closet), to austin, texas!!! yes, you heard me right. this california native is packing her life up and moving more than 1,500 miles away to the lone star state. i absolutely adore san francisco, it’s been my home for more than 6 years now and it’s been a place where i was able to immensely grow both personally and professionally. in sf i’ve met some of the most amazing human beings and friends i could ever dream of having in my life, i’ve explored all of the best spots the city has to offer & i leave with so much gratitude for this magical place.
wearing this skirt a little different today. it’s the perfect color for fall and winter, and i decided to pair it with something i haven’t worn since i was a kid. tights haven’t been in my wardrobe again until this year and i can’t get enough. tights with tall boots have been my jam & it turns this look from a warm weather to cool weather look with just one swap!
bye bye 2018, hello 2019! can you believe it’s 2019? i really do guess time flies when you’re having fun! or is it i’m just getting old? whatever it is, i’m excited for a new year. i’m not one for new years resolutions, because i’ve begun to believe that you shouldn’t wait for the start of a new year to start working towards your goals. i do, however, feel like it’s the perfect time to reflect on all you’ve accomplished, gone through, learned and grown from over the past year. here’s a bit of what I learned in 2018.
i bought myself the first skirt last year that i had bought in years. when i finally wore it out, i was so surprised i got so many compliments on my legs and people telling me i should wear skirts more often. in SF the weather is pretty cold and there isn’t much opportunity to wear skirts. i never have thought much about showing my legs off, because i always just thought my legs look like my dads (he’s a cyclist). i’ve always known i have his strong legs (my sister does too), but we’ve always thought we have his “thunder thighs”. not to be shown off in a short skirt.
you’ve seen this skirt on me before. it’s because i’m completely obsessed and wear it any chance i get. blank nyc kills the skirt game and i just can’t get enough. i have this skirt in not one but two colors AND i just bought a similar one from them in another color. you see, i only share with you guys things i really am obsessed with.
these boots are made for walkin’ and that's just what these black suede boots will do! i can’t get enough of a great pair of boots. i’m a boot girl and i have absolutely no shame in my game. i have quite the collection of beautiful, affordable and most importantly comfortable boots. there’s nothing like the perfect pair and i’m here today to encourage you to get yourself the perfect pair for you. there are some important things to think of before purchasing. be sure before you shop for your next boot to read these tips and then pick your favorite that checks all the boxes.
today i turn thirty and it’s not as scary as i imagined it may be. i’ve learned a lot (especially over the last few years) and i wanted to share 30 really important things i’ve learned in my 30 years:
loving yourself is the most important thing, learning to truly love yourself takes time and you should constantly be working on it
listening to podcasts frequently is great for constant passive learning, when you’re grocery shopping, sitting in an uber, walking to work, etc. It’s really helped me stay motivated.
making time for your workouts should be a priority- if you put others time before “me time” it will hurt you in the long run. working out helps clear my mind, keep me energized and de-stressed.
i’ve talked to you guys about my favorite new haircare a few months ago and I want to go in to a bit more detail of why out of all the products i the world i’ve been choosing prose.
the ingredients they use are highly researched and blended specifically to YOUR hair needs. Meaning, the products shipped to you fully depend on the survey you fill out which is a full consultation asking everything about your hair (texture, type), where you live & what you’re looking to achieve with the formula. From there, the suggested products are made JUST FOR YOU with your name on them.
it can be tough to find the perfect, affordable stocking stuffers. we all love the socks and good ol’ toothbrush from our moms, but it’s time we snazz things up with items we actually want! here are my top picks for the ladies and gents in your life!
every year i get asked what i want for my birthday and christmas- and i draw a huge blank. i think it mostly happens year after year because the items i want are typically pretty pricey & i feel bad asking for things. however, it’s way worse when someone spends a ton of money on you and it’s something you definitely don’t want.
whenever i head out on the town with girlfriends, we naturally start a group message to see what everyone is planning on wearing. this past weekend my reply was, “the usual”. my friends know i love a bodysuit, high waisted jeans and boots. i usually go for a black top, just because i know i’ll feel comfortable in them and let’s be real if i spill or sweat you can’t tell LOL. depending on the night i may throw on a jean jacket, a leather jacket, fuzzy coat or a trench.
as you have seen, i’ve been obsessed with this affordable teddy coat from Forever21. my favorite part about it, is it’s reasonably priced. though i love shopping, i really do pick and choose what i splurge on, and coats are not one of those things (i think everyone in CA should invest in a nice leather jacket and that’s about it).
there’s something about leather that is just so sexy. leather boots, jackets, skirts and leggings are always a good idea. i will say, if i wear leather it’s a big ticket item that i’ve spent months saving up for. i’ve wanted leather leggings for years, but the helmut lang pair that i want are over $600. i decided to give up on my legging hunt, until i found these bad boys.
it’s that time of year! you know, the time of year where you feel like you’re drowning and can’t bring your head above water to take a big breath? i’m in the thick of it, and i feel like so many of my friends are too. if we are, then there’s a BIG chance you are feeling this way as well. i thought i’d pop on today to tell you a few things:
you’re doing the best that you can, the overwhelming amount of things you need to get done will pass and you’re going to get through this.
i had so so much fun pushing myself with the soul cycle #soulsurvivor challenge over this past month that i want to keep up the momentum. i found that since i had a goal to hit 20 classes, i checked in with myself weekly to see if i was on track with my workouts. having that goal also forced me to plan my workouts in advance and fit them in to even my busiest days. i feel so strong and motivated after this past month that i want to challenge myself again for the month of november. if you need a little extra motivation, i encourage you to join me. there’s something about working towards a goal with a crew who’s in it with you. you all prioritize, sacrifice and push through together- feels great!
i created this recipe way back in 2011 and i make it every year at this time of year. ever since i started making these my friends have begged i continue, so i hope you like it as much as we do. it’s a healthier version of a normal muffin recipe, but i swear you can’t tell it’s healthy. yes, you can trick your boyfriend and family in to thinking it’s just any normal muffin. i know this time of year i’m in the mood for pumpkin, but want to eat it guilt-free. if you’re anything like me then this is the recipe for you!
i’m trying something new on my blog today and interviewing one of the most inspiring people i know, my dad! not only has my dad been successful running his own financial consulting business, but he juggles being a world champion competitive cyclist, a dad/grandpa, along with a social life and being married to my mom. although balance is something we all have to always work on, i think he juggles everything pretty darn well & we could learn a thing or two from this old guy (he just turned 60 last week)!
there’s nothing like cozying up in your favorite sweaters when the cool weather hits. i’ve become obsessed with sherpa and shearling this Fall, thank god it’s “in” right now. wrap me up in the biggest jackets and sweaters and i can go anywhere.
it’s the absolute perfect time to stock up on your beauty needs. rarely do beauty products go on sale, but until this saturday, ulta has 20% off your entire purchase. ulta has been my go to lately, especially because i’ve discovered more affordable products there this year. i mean $8 for blush and setting powder is saving me so much money. let’s get in to my faves from ulta (while you can still get them on sale)
i love me a good romper. if you’ve been following me for a bit, then you already know it’s sort of an obsession. i always go for one that ties or synchs at the waist, looking for one that is tight at the smallest part of my body (you’ll never see me in one that is tight around the lower part of my hips). i feel like the key to finding a good romper is where it hits you on your hips/waist. whatever your shape is, you just need to find the style that works with your body type.