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Sunday, April 8, 2018

.Opalhouse Collection.

It's here, it's here! Opalhouse officially launched this morning on Target and it's safe to say that the brand did not disappoint. The resemblance to the Anthro's home line is unreal. But the best part is that everything is budget friendly! I spent the morning going through the whole collection (there's 583 pieces!) and rounding up my absolute favorite pieces! The throw pillows, kitchen items, and mirrors seem to be the best deals and crazy gorgeous!! 

Yesterday I browsed the line in store (and went live on Instagram) and got to see a handful of it in person. The quality is amazing and I really think this might be their nicest collection they have launched to date. They only had a small fraction in store though. There is so much more online!

If you're shopping the line, I'd love to know what you are crushing on! The fiddle leaf tree and this blush chair are at the top of my wish list.

*(click the links to shop)*

Sunday, March 11, 2018

.Old Navy Try On // 40% off Everything!!.



When one of your favorite stores has 40% off everything and free shipping over $25 you
 share all your favorite things! 

I mentioned a couple things I had or was snagging over on my stories (@kotineru) but figured I go into more detail over here. Because truthfully I could buy just about everything on their site right now!! Old Navy is killing it with their Spring line. 

This sale is so good that they only do this a couple times a year. I think the last time was around the holidays! This is the time to grab the higher priced items you have had your eye on. Another great incentive is you are also earning super cash to use for your future purchase in April. So, it pays to shop...that's that girl math that always gets me in trouble ;) 

Not only am I grabbing my favorites, more than half my spending budget goes to their toddler section, as always!! It's all so cute and so affordable right now! There's so many great options for Easter dresses and spring vacations. 

I'm going to start out with sharing all their adorable shoes!! These bow slides are what originally started my order, but then I had to add the wedge version too in the blush because they're so perfect! They remind me of the Kate Spade ones that were very popular, but a fraction of the cost! They come to $22 with the 40% off sale. I can't wait to style both of these!!

Shirt {wearing a medium} $13  || Bow Mules || 

I finally grabbed this top!! I sized up to a medium so I could front tuck or tie on the side. I adore the cropped bell sleeves and of course the classic stripes! It also comes in solids. 

Dress {I ordered an xsmall} $22 || Bow Mules || 

I fell in love with this dress, like madly in love when I tried it on! They didn't have my size so I ordered it last week. It's the perfect summer dress! It runs really big, so I suggest sizing down. It also comes in a pink striped version. 

Dress {wearing an xsmall} $22 || Bow Mules || 

This dress is the same style as the striped one, but the softest tencel fabric! If you're an olive lover then this is the dress for you! It's gorgeous and it makes you look so tan ;)....always a plus! It would be so cute styled with the miller sandals for a casual look! 


Blouse{wearing a medium} $15! || Bow Mules || 

If you're headed anywhere warm soon, this top belongs in your suitcase! It makes me want to be by the beach with a margarita in my hand (a girl can dream, right?!). I picture it front tucked into distressed shorts with wedges. It also comes in a navy that just as pretty! The navy would be great for the office.


The perfect lightweight jacket! It comes in a ton of colors, even camo. It's super soft and great quality. It looks darling layered over tops and dresses! It is one of their more high priced items, so I recommend grabbing it during this sale since it's 40% off!! 

Blouse {wearing medium} $16 

A little bit girly, a little bit boho! I'm in love with these tops. No surprise that blush grabbed my attention first, but there's also this striped version. Both would be darling styled with white denim or shorts for warmer weather. These are also a great piece to style for the office too! 
Also comes in a dress version {here}.

Blazer {wearing small} $24 || Dress {small} $22

Hands down two of my favorites from the whole spring line! This dress has my heart and I get excited every time I wear it. If blush isn't your jam, it comes in an olive and chambray. It's crazy soft! I love the blazer because you throw it over just about anything! Dress it up with a dress (like I'm wearing) or throw it over a luxe tee and jeans. 

Luxe Tee {wearing medium} $10 || Pearl Espadrilles  {run tts}

No post talking about Old Navy would be complete without me mentioning my favorite tees ever! If you haven't grabbed these soft, amazing tees yet then you are missing out. They are my go to and chances are if you watch my stories then you already know how obsessed with them I am, lol. I wear a medium in them for an oversized look and usually tie them to the side. They come in solids and stripes. The best part is they wash really well and don't shrink or fade! 

Below I'm also rounding up all my favorites for me and Kennedy. You can just click the picture to shop. The 40% off will be reflected once you add your items to cart, but make sure to use the code: FREESHIP to get the free shipping over $25! 

Happy Shopping, friends!! 









Monday, February 12, 2018

.Mommy + Mini Style // Valentine's Day.








Photo credit: Samantha Dimock Photo

Kayla
Button Up || Jeans {run tts} || Pearl Flats {only $35!}

Kennedy 
Dress {30% off today} || Gold Glitter Flats {on sale & free shipping with code: EXTRA}

Happy Monday, friends! Hard to believe another weekend has come and gone. Tyler has been working so much overtime (he wasn't off all weekend) so the days have been kind of blurring together! But we still managed to sneak in a little family fun! I also got the opportunity to attend Influence San Diego yesterday. It was so fun to spend the afternoon with other San Diego Boss Babes! I left feeling extremely inspired and proud to live in such an amazing city filled with like minded, bad a** babes.

Now on to a little Valentine's Day inspired style....

Mommy + Mini shoots are my absolute favorite....well the finished product! Sometimes the behind the scenes is a tiny bit chaotic to say the least! oh well, I figure one thing I will never regret once Kennedy is older is taking a million photos!! Timehop actually reminded me of our shoot we did two years (here) and I couldn't believe how much she has changed. Side note, Samantha is basically a saint when it comes to taking photos of Kennedy, if you're in San Diego and looking for someone! 

You guys have heard me gush about the perfect shirt almost daily, but a month later and I'm still loving it just as much as the first time I tried it on! I noticed they added more colors too. It's hard to narrow down which one I want next, but the red and thick striped version are at the top of my list for sure! 

Kennedy's little dress was a must have for me when I went in Old Navy a couple weeks ago. I loved that it was pink so it would work for Valentine's, but it will also be something she can wear all Spring. And the gold flats are here favorite shoes at the moment, she says they're her princess slippers....heart melted! 

What are your plans for Valentine's Day? We always have a pretty low key Valentine's Day and this year will be no different, especially because it lands in the middle of the week. We have a tradition of making a cheese plate and having a glass of wine once we put Kennedy down! A cheese plate is always the way to my heart.

Xo, Kayla 

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Monday, February 5, 2018

.Target Try-On // Universal Thread Launch.


Happy Monday, friends! This weekend went by in the blink of an eye. It was pretty jam packed with fun activities from dress up + playing tea parties with Kennedy (her fav right now) , a 50th birthday party, and of course Super Bowl. I'm not a sports person, Kennedy and I go for the snacks and good company ;)

 I also found a new show that I have been staying up way too late to watch! If you are looking for a new show to binge, you have to watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I spent most of Friday night laughing my booty off watching it! 

If you followed my stories on Instagram this past weekend (@kotineru) then you know Target released a new line (Universal Thread) online and I went and tried on basically everything! Except the jeans...they are not good quality and truthfully weren't even worth talking about. The line was giving me Anthropologie, Madewell, and Free People vibes. I originally posted all this to IG stories, but figured you might want this post to reference. 

If you have any questions at all regarding fit or sizing feel free to email me (kaylaotineru@gmail.com) or shoot me a DM! 

Striped Ruffle Sleeve Tee $17 {size medium}

This was the first piece that caught my eye when I walked in the store! I adore the thick stripes and the shade of blue....oh and of course those ruffle sleeves!! It's on the cropped side, so I opted for a medium. I love it tucked in or paired with shorts. I did find it to be a little unflattering untucked, but that could just be me. This was one of my favs for sure! 


Mid Rise Midi Shorts $16 {size 4}

I mentioned that I wasn't a fan of the actual denim line from Universal Thread, but their shorts are an exception! These shorts are everything I love in a good pair of shorts. Great length & just enough stretch! I couldn't believe they are only $16...I will be wearing this all summer! If you're not a fan of shorty shorts, I recommend these. I also saw this pair which wasn't available in my size. They looked darling on the hanger though! 



Tie Front Pullover $22 {size medium}

I thought this sweater was so chic! The tie front was different than any other knit sweaters I've seen all season and totally give it something extra. This also comes in lilac that would be pretty for spring with white jeans! Another way I would style this would be with distressed denim shorts and these slides. Totally a San Diego Winter style outfit! 




FAVORITE piece from the entire collection!! This dress is so dreamy and perfection for spring/summer! It totally reminded me of something you would find at Anthro for 7x the price. I tried it on in an xsmall because that's all they had at my store. I ordered it in the small and I'm hoping that I love it just as much! FYI, the buttons are functional so it will totally work for you nursing moms!


Striped Tank Dress $19 {size medium}

Another dress that I fell in love with for the warmer months. This dress was so lightweight and easy. It gets SO hot here during the middle of summer all the way to Thanksgiving, I look for pieces like this that I can wear when we are lounging that are still cute. You can throw it over your bathing suit when you're at the lake or pool. I also love that you can pair it will sandals, I find that the Tory Burch Miller Sandals (my favs!) make it look a little more dressed up instead of flip flops. I was thinking too, it would look adorable paired with sneakers and a hat with a denim jacket! Basically it's the perfect little dress to add to your wardrobe for $19! 



This top is crazy soft! It also comes in an olive color, but the blush is what I was loving. You can pair this with jeans now and shorts later as it warms up. Or you could it even leave it unbuttoned over a dress! Maybe even the striped cotton dress-SO cute! 



Embroidered Tassel Tank $19  {size small} 

This tank is darling! The detailing is so pretty and I love that it has the adjustable tassels. Another great option that you layer now under a cardigan or jean jacket and pair with shorts when it warms up. The quality on this tank was amazing too! 




This little top was in my top three from the line! It's reminds me of summer in all the right ways! I love that it's red, white + blue! The perfect little patriotic top for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. It also would look pretty cute with white jeans and these booties




I'd love to know what you are thinking of the line and if you have any favorites! So far, I'm impressed with everything, the only downfall being the denim. I'm sure that will change as they release new pieces since everything is so new! 

Xo, Kayla


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Monday, January 29, 2018

.Monthly Favorites // January.



Fashion

Gingham Flats- I don't know who took over the style department at Target, but they are killing it! It seems like every season they get better and better! Target Does it Again posted these gingham flats weeks ago and I am embarrassed to admit that I went to over 6 Targets to track them down...all with no luck! Ha. Finally they released them online and I bought them as fast I could! So glad I did because they are the cutest! They run true to size and are just the sweetest for Spring! I have my eye on these flats in the nude too (still not in stores by us)! 



The Perfect Shirt- This top was love at first try on for me! If you remember I tried it on in the vertical stripes a couple weeks ago, but ended up buying it in the pink for Valentine's Day! I honestly wanted and still want alll the patterns! There's a reason they call it the perfect shirt ;) I went with a medium and adore it tied at the bottom with distressed denim. It retails for $49 which I totally think it's worth it, but if you're looking for something similar for less than half the price, I found this shirt in pink and gray...seriously love both! 



Luxe T-Shirts- My love affair with these shirts dates all the way back to last year, but I feel like I fell madly in love with them again this month! I have the long sleeve version in multiple colors, the black one gets worn at least twice a week! I love that the sleeves are fitted and it still has a swing style (I wear a medium in these). I personally think they are very comparable to popular (and way more expensive) Free People January Tee. I have the short sleeve version in the olive green (from last year) and I just picked up the striped one! The material is SO nice, I think luxe is a great way to describe it. They also wash up nice and mine haven't faded at all! If you are looking to upgrade your basics, these are the perfect option. They also come in a sleeveless version



Ribbed Leggings- After purchasing the famous plush, striped leggings on black Friday, I basically became obsessed with wearing them. I was on the hunt for similar options and found these ribbed leggings from the same retailer. They are on sale for $12 and worth every last penny! I wear mine alll the time and even bought my mom a pair (she loves them too!). I highly recommend them if you are all about those cozy vibes too! (sizing info: I got a small) 

Old Navy Active Wear- In particular, I have been loving + living in their leggings! These moto ones and these mesh ones (which are only $20!) are definitely my favorite! Both are high waist and completely suck you in whether you are kicking butt at the gym or running after a little one. I also own a couple pairs of their cropped that I love too. 

(styled with the long sleeve luxe tee knotted!....told you I wear them too much.)



Beauty 

I've talked about time and time again how I am not a beauty guru and it's not my strong suite. But I am making more of an effort in 2018 to gain knowledge and test out new products. Because I truly enjoy finding gems at Ulta, Sephora, or my personal fav-the drugstore! If you have favorite beauty products you think I should try, please let me know!! And if you try something I share, I'd love to know your feedback! 

L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara- If you have been following my Instastories this past month than this is going to come as no surprise that I am obsessed with this mascara. It's usually on sale for under $6 and I would personally pay over $20 for it...it's that amazing! It makes my lashes look longer, thicker and it's ultra black! It doesn't flake off at all either. I wear it on it's own and when I want even more dramatic lashes, I layer it over this primer.


Real Techniques Beauty Sponge- A couple months ago I asked you ladies if there was a difference between this sponge and the real techniques one. Oh boy, who knew makeup sponges were such a heated topic! The answers were pretty split, but a lot of you told me to give the real techniques sponge a try because you loved it. At first I was convinced I liked the real techniques sponge, but honestly after sticking with it, I love it just as much as my old one! There really isn't that big of difference, besides the price...the real techniques is wayyy less expensive so it's a win! And a makeup routine favorite now!


Kiehls Lip Balm #1- Santa (aka my mom) left this glorious lip balm in my stocking this past Christmas. It came in a gift set with this lotion-that I'm also loving! I have sensitive and dry skin and have always found that Kiehls works wonders whenever I try their products. This body butter and this serum being at the top of my must have list. Somehow I've never tried this their lip balm though! I was missing out and I'll be repurchasing forever! It's so moisturizing!! If you have dry lips, this is a must!  It's only $7 + free shipping.


L'Oreal Magic BB Cream/Anti-Redness- I have been using this for a little over a month and reach for it daily. I wear it layered under this foundation on days I want more coverage. I also rock it on it's own when I want a no makeup, makeup look....does that make sense? Lol. Along with dry skin, my skin totally has a redness to it. This magic cream (which comes out green and changes to match you skin!) just tints it enough to counteract the redness. 


Kennedy



6 inch bows- These are pretty much the only bows I have been using for Kennedy lately! I love how big they are and think they look darling when she has a top knot or bun. They're also only $9 + free shipping with prime for 12 of them...score!! 


Random

Rose Gold Popsocket- I know these aren't new to anyone, except me! ha. I never thought I needed one of these and the truth is, I didn't need one, but it's made my life easier! Especially with all the IG try ons, this thing has been so neat. I loved the rose gold because it's matches my favorite marble case. You can't beat the price either ($15 + free shipping).

Phone Stand- Another tech item..who am I?! Ha. This was also a Christmas gift from my mom. I had never heard of it before and now use it every.single.day! I got the gold one, so it's even pretty ;) I love it for watching IG stories while I do the dishes if I'm being honest. Because dishes are boring and IG stories make the time go by faster! 


Tessemae's Salad Dressing- Super, duper random but out of this world delicious! I eat salads for lunch basically every day and this dressing is my go to. My favorites are the zesty ranch + lemon garlic. I'm dying to try all of them though! It's hard for me to eat salad without theses now. They are really low in calories and whole30 approved too.


I have to just say that my absolute favorite over the last couple months has been connecting with all of you! It has meant the world to me to share daily deals, big sales, style tips, and  everyday moments with you ladies. I know I have had this space (and IG) for years, but I recently started taking it more seriously. Fashion has always been a passion of mine and I used to dream of being a stylist. But in a small way IG has become that, when you guys message me and ask how to style something or share a picture of something you bought! I  want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this SO much fun!! 

I'm looking forward to connecting with you more in 2018! I would love to know what you guys want to see more of or if you have any suggestions. Shoot me an email (kaylaotineru@gmail.com) or a DM!

Xo, Kayla 

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