Wednesday, December 31, 2014

.Burgundy Maxi.









Dress, c/o Pink Blush Maternity, On sale! {non maternity version here & here} // Faux Fur Vest, Brickyard Buffalo {not available right now, love this one}  // Necklace, Jcrew {not online} //  Clutch, Claire Vivier // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Bracelets, Jcrew {not online, love this & this}

One of the more challenging things the past couple of months since becoming pregnant (besides cutting back on caffeine, lol) has been learning how to adjust my wardrobe and style the bump. When it comes to shopping and building my wardrobe, I have always been about saving a dollar and taking advantage of a good sale; all the while not sacrificing on fashion. Truthfully, this has been 10 times harder with my ever expanding waist line. There has been many frustrating moments and maybe a couple tears shed standing in my closet trying to get ready. Please, please don't get me wrong, I LOVE my belly and knowing that I have a healthy baby girl growing in there. I wouldn't trade that for the world! I just had to get creative and really do my research on where to find the best deals and cutest pieces when it comes to maternity lines.

I'm not kidding when I tell you I took this very seriously. I spent hours online googling maternity boutiques and stores that carried maternity lines. There was a couple obvious ones that I popped into in person and was, to say the least, very unimpressed. Either their clothes were frumpy or outrageous and I just couldn't justify a purchase. Finally, thanks to Instagram and Google I came across my savior, Pink Blush Maternity! I have died and gone to maternity clothes heaven. They had everything I was looking for. Cute, stylish, and very affordable!! I wore this outfit on Christmas and got so many compliments from my family and friends. I'm really loving this color paired with the faux fur.This has to be my favorite look I've styled since getting pregnant. For all you non-pregnant girls falling in love with their pieces, Pink Blush also has a super cute line for you girls as well.

I have to take a minute to give Tyler's mom a shout out. She knows how much I love Jcrew and their jewelry. When she was in Scottsdale, AZ she stopped in a high-end consignment shop and found this necklace! She tucked it away to surprise me on Christmas. It's from a couple seasons back and I always kicked myself for not adding it to my collection. I can't even tell you how excited I was to open it Christmas morning. I'm glad I never got it because it's that much more special now!

I can't believe that this will be my last post of 2014 and I have a full year of blogging under my belt now. I really want to thank all of you for the support, love, and encouragement in 2014. It's been such a great year getting to share my passion with all of you, making new friends along the way, and learning so much about myself. I am so inspired by you guys each and every day!!  I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store. I have a feeling it's going to be the best year ever!!

XOXO, Kayla

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Friday, December 19, 2014

.21 Week Baby Bump Update.


{Due Date} April 28th 2015

{Gender} Sweet baby girl! 

{Name} Still not ready to share her name but I will tell you her initials are KGS.

{Baby's Size} She's now about the size of a cantaloupe. How is that even possible?! It's blowing my mind how fast she's growing.

{Am I Showing?} yes, yes, yes! Over the weekend, when Tyler and I were Christmas shopping, we made a pit stop into A Pea In The Pod. I have been seriously struggling with finding the perfect leggings that are actually comfortable. I tried their line and fell in love! They're seriously heaven on your legs. I highly recommend them if you're looking for pregnancy leggings. They are also fairly inexpensive too, compared to a lot of other brands out there! 

{Sleep} Getting better! I have made peace with the fact that it will never be the same. My Bumpnest pillow is the only thing that's saving me. I honestly can't rave about this beautiful invention enough. It makes it so easy for me to sleep on my side without my back feeling like it's going to break in half. A new thing I did experience this week that I could do without is leg cramps! Those things are no joke! They woke me from a dead sleep!

{Cravings} Lots of Water, Veggies & Fruit, and cucumber dill  tea sandwiches. 

{Food Aversion} Still brewed coffee, the smell of alcohol, and chicken kind of grosses me out too depending on how it's cooked. 

{Feeling} Super happy! So far in my pregnancy, I haven't been overly emotional or moody. Something I think Tyler is thankful for, haha.

{Missing Anything} If I'm being honest, I'm would love a glass of champagne. In general I don't miss alcohol at all, but I think it's the fact that it's the holidays that's making me miss a glass of bubbly!

{Baby Girl Fashion Finds} From the moment we found out that we were having a girl, I can't go shopping without popping over to any baby section to take a peek. I have really been trying to be good and not buy her too much, but sometimes I just can't resist! I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my finds over the next 19 weeks! This week my favorite purchase is these leopard overalls!! Seriously, does it get any cuter?! I want a pair in my size so we can be twins!

{Best Moment Of The Week} This week we experienced the best moment so far in my pregnancy. We both got to feel the baby kick!! The first time I got to feel it was when I was at work and I got SO excited. I immediately text Tyler to tell him. Then over the weekend we were having a rather laid back Christmas morning filled with pancakes, The Santa Claus and wrapping presents when I felt her moving around again. I laid down so Tyler could try and feel her and sure enough he got to feel her little kicks & punches multiple times! It was so special. Her daily dance parties (usually in the morning) have made everything feel so real and made me feel that much more excited!



XOXO, Kayla 


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Friday, December 12, 2014

.20 Week Baby Bump Update.


I can't tell you how fast this pregnancy is flying by! It feels like just yesterday we found out about our little peanut. I have been wanting to document everything and I thought what better time to start than now! I'm not sure if it will be a weekly or every other week thing since I don't want to bore all of you if there isn't too much of a difference from week to week. I know that I have really enjoyed reading other girls "bump updates" and seeing where I am in comparison, so I thought why not share with other girls how my adventure is going :)

{Due Date} April 28th 2015, 20 weeks along. Yay for being half way!!  My original due date was May 2nd, but when we just had our mid pregnancy ultrasound, they moved it up because she is measuring further along. This is totally fine by me! We are dying to meet her, so the sooner the better! 

{Gender} Sweet baby girl! 

{Name} I'm 99% sure we have finally decided on her name! We aren't ready to share just yet but I will tell you her first name starts with a "K".

{Baby's Size} According to my pregnancy app the baby is now the size of a Mango. At our ultrasound the other night they told us she weighs 12 ounces! 

{Am I Showing?} Um...yes! The bump really popped over the last couple weeks and is definitely here to stay.

{Sleep} Sleep has been rough! I am a back sleeper, so trying to sleep on my left side is a nightmare. I have to change sides often or my hips fall asleep and my back hurts. I also wake up at least 2 times to pee. Oh and the dreams, they're on another level! Crazy, vivid, and just beyond weird! But, I finally ordered a bumpnest  and it got here yesterday. I don't know why I waited so long to get one, because last night was the best sleep I've had in weeks! I actually felt rested when I woke up and not like I had slept on a bed of rocks. If you're pregnant, or not (Tyler loves it too) go get one now! It even came with a matching beanie for the baby.

{Cravings} Creamy guacamole, hot chocolate with whipped cream, lots of water, orange juice and Tyler's Grandma's cookies.

{Food Aversion} Brewed coffee, the smell of alcohol, bacon, anything spicy...this is only because of heartburn central that has been happening almost daily. It breaks my heart because normally I live off anything & everything spicy!! I've never had heartburn until this pregnancy. Spicy food really brings it on so I'm learning what to eat and what to give up for now. I also have a purse full of Tums :) According to all those wives' tales out there, it means she's going to have a full head of hair! 

{Feeling} All around I've been feeling great. Besides the normal pregnancy side effects, I have been feeling like my normal self and really enjoying this adventure. The fact that it's Christmas, my favorite time of the year, is making this experience that much better!

{Missing Anything} Sushi! Seared Ahi with a giant side of wasabi sounds like heaven.

{Best Moment Of The Week} Hands down the best moment was going to our mid pregnancy ultrasound and seeing our little peanut on screen for about 45 minutes. She was pretty camera shy and hiding, but it was still amazing! Since we did decide to find out the gender early I was relieved when they confirmed she is a girl, yay! Thank goodness or we would have been returning a lot of really cute outfits. I've never loved going to the doctors so much. We got see her little feet and hands. They were even able to count, she has all ten toes and ten fingers. My favorite part is always getting to hear her heartbeat. It's my favorite sound in the whole wide world :)

Happy Friday, loves! Thanks for stopping by.

XOXO, Kayla 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

.Sweater Love.




Entire Outfit is Miss Match {call to order, 619-223-5500} // Remember to use code: Kayla20 for 20% off your order!

Back with another look from Miss Match Boutique. When I was there last month shooting looks, I fell in love with this sweater. It's open on the sides, so you can wear whatever shirt or blouse under it to totally change up your look. It's also super flattering, I mean you can't even tell I'm pregnant in it :) In these pictures it's paired with the magical leggings that you've heard me go on & on about. I'm not joking when I say you NEED a pair. They carry them in a rainbow of colors. Lucky for you they are hosting a giveaway on their Facebook {here} so you could win a pair!! 

I'll be back tomorrow with a new series I'm starting and I'm really excited! In the meantime, enjoy your Friday Eve!

P.S. Did you catch the amazing $800 Nordstrom Giftcard Giveaway that I am hosting with 29 other amazing bloggers over on Instagram?! Who couldn't use an extra $800 to spend at Nordstrom? Think of all the gift and outfit options just in time for the holidays :)

XOXO, Kayla

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

.It's A Girl!!.








Dress, Forever 21 {not online, almost identical here} // Faux Fur Vest, Brickyard Buffalo {love this one & this one} // Necklace, c/o Mindy Mae's Market // Shoes, Aldo {old, love these!}


I'm SO excited to finally be able to announce that we are having a sweet baby girl!! You have no idea how excited and over the moon we really are. When we found out, I sobbed so hard, like the worst ugly cry, ever! The ultra sound tech asked Tyler "Is mom happy it's a girl?" because I was so emotional, I couldn't even get the words out! Of course we would have been blessed either way, but I was really praying for a baby girl. I thought, since I wanted one so bad, I wouldn't get one!! 

We were able to find out a couple weeks ago, the day I was 15 weeks along. There was no way I could wait until my doctor did the ultra sound at 21 weeks, so we went to a private 4D ultra sound location instead. It was the coolest experience and best day of our lives. We were able to have our family members in the room and we all found out together. It was a day I will never forget!! Since it was a Saturday, the first thing I told Tyler I wanted to do was go to the mall :) We spent the day shopping for all things pink, leopard, and polka dots! 

Without getting too mushy and emotional, I truly thought in my heart that I would never be able to get pregnant and carry a sweet baby. There was countless nights when saying my nightly prayers that I would ask God to please bless us with a baby one day. It's so surreal now to watch all my prayers unfold before my eyes. I am so excited for this journey and all the adventures before us. To top it off, I know Tyler is going to be the best dad. It's already so cute how he always gravitates towards my belly and talks to her. It really melts my heart! 

On a way less serious note, let's talk fashion...that's why I do have this blog, right?! :) One of the reasons it took a little longer than I wanted to announce to you guys the gender, was I couldn't find anything to wear in the reveal pictures!! I guess trying to shop for a pink dress in fall/winter isn't the easiest thing. I finally gave up and decided to go with a more festive, holiday look! Tis the season for red dresses! I really adore the way the different textures look against each other. I love lace & faux fur together! This is the perfect holiday party combo.

XOXO, Kayla 

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P.S. My faux fur is up for a limited time on Brickyard Buffalo!! It's honestly my FAV and it's only $21! Hurry though because it usually sells out quick! 



Monday, November 24, 2014

.Put A Bun Bow On It.






Bun Bow, c/o Gina Made It // Button Up, Old Navy {last season, similar here } //  Leggings, c/o Miss Match // Boots, c/o Miss Match {call to order (619) 223-5500, use code Kayla20 for 20% off}//  Necklace, c/o Accessory Concierge // Bracelets, J.Crew and c/o Sage K. & Co. // Nails, Sephora 

Happy Monday, loves! I'm really excited because it's finally the week of Thanksgiving! I can't wait for a day filled with family and delicious food! Thanksgiving means a lot me this year because I really feel like I have so much to be thankful for!  I'm also anxious for Thanksgiving to be here, so it's socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music 24/7 :) 

With the holidays upon us, my wardrobe has definitely started to reflect that. I am always trying to add touches of red, gold and anything festive. Of course, we all know, I LOVE anything and everything that has a bow on it. And really what's more festive than a giant red bow in your bun?! From the moment my bun bows arrived, I haven't been able to stop wearing them. I love that you can wear them in your hair, on your wrist, or even put them on your favorite tumbler or glass for a fun twist {see here}. They even look adorable displayed on my dresser with all my jewelry. If you can't tell, I'm a huge fan and think every gal needs at least one in their bow collection! {P.S. don't mind my crazy hair! We may not get snow or rain here in Southern California but we do get wind!!}

This weekend I got to visit Miss Match Boutique in Ocean Beach to play dress up. This is always something I look forward to. I know I went on and on about Miss Match in my last post, but seriously the owner, Tali, is the coolest and they have the best pieces. I couldn't help myself, I had to get another pair of their boots. I have never in my life seen such cute boots for under $50, it's unheard of! Oh and these leggings, I have been living in them. No joke, they are the best thing that has ever happened to my legs :) The inside is lined with a fuzzy material that feels like you are wrapped in your favorite blanket. I want a pair in every color!! If you are interested in either pieces give the girls a call {619-223-5500} and use the coupon code "Kayla20" for 20% off your entire purchase!! 

Lastly, tomorrow is FINALLY the day I get to share the gender of our little peanut with all of you!! I can't wait. Keeping it a secret has been the hardest thing!

XOXO, Kayla 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

.Printed Dress & Faux Fur.









Dress, c/o Miss Match SD // Vest,  Miss Match SD // Boots, c/o Belle Boutique // Necklaces, Forever 21, c/o TAudrey  {10% off with code: adarlingdream10} // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co, Jcrew {old, similar} // Sunnies, Anthropologie {not online, love these!}// Lips, MAC 'Pulmful'

Fall has finally decided to grace us with it's presence here in San Diego. It's about time, seeing that it's the middle of November! When the temps drop anywhere below 80, I always find myself reaching for faux fur; usually in the form of a vest. Last year was the first year I really decided to fully emerge myself in the trend. This year my love for all things faux fur continues to grow and I'm honestly madly in love! While I was shopping a few months back at my favorite San Diego boutique, Miss Match, I locked eyes on this gem & knew there was no way my fall/winter wardrobe would ever be complete without it. I couldn't have been more correct! This vest seriously is what fashion dreams are made of, complete with pockets...got to love it! It goes with everything, but I can't help but die over how perfect it is paired with this dress. The dress is also from Miss Match and I have a confession, I've already worn it about 7 times! It's the perfect dress for any occasion. If you can't tell already, I'm pretty much beyond with Miss Match. I can't help it, the owner Tali has amazing taste and picks out the best pieces! 

{20% off anything from Miss Match with code: Kayla20}

Another thing I just can't stop wearing is this custom name plate necklace from TAudrey {last seen here}. I'm a sucker for anything gold, personalized, and that can be layered with my other jewels. You can't wrong with their pieces. You can personalize their pieces for just about any occasion or anything special to you! Makes the perfect gift for your girlfriends! 

Baby Bump Update: So if you follow me on Instagram you may already know that this past weekend we got to find out the gender of our little peanut!! It was the BEST DAY of my life! I can't wait to share the news and all the lovely details with you very soon on the blog. 

XOXO, Kayla

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

.Our Big Surprise!.


           






Sweater, H&M // Legging, Jcrew // Boots, c/o Miss Match Boutique {20% off anything with code: Kayla20} // Necklace, c/o Socal Gems // Bracelets, c/o Kute & Klever, c/o Sage K. & Co. // Lips, Mac 'Plumful'

 I have a pretty precious secret that I have been dying to share with all of you, I'm pregnant!!! Tyler and I are over the moon excited and could barely keep the news to ourselves. I'm really surprised we were able to wait this long! We thought it was the perfect time to share since we are at 14 weeks and out of our first trimester. 

Something that I have never shared on the blog is that I suffer from endometriosis and was told that we would never be able to conceive naturally. So you can imagine the thrill we felt when we found out we were expecting and it was without using IVF. God works in such magical ways and we can't wait to welcome our little miracle into the world next spring.

The past couple weeks have been extremely rough! Morning sickness, scratch that allll day sickness and fatigue are no joke! I have felt like a zombie. I thought I'd never feel like myself again!! Luckily, this past week I've been feeling pretty normal and have most of my energy back! This explains why I have been MIA on here and Instagram this last month. Now that I'm feeling better I plan on getting back in the swing of things. It's going to be so fun styling the baby bump :)

I have to switch gears and take a minute to love on Miss Match Boutique again. When I was in their Ocean Beach store this past weekend shopping, I knew I had to have these boots. There was no way my fall/winter wardrobe was going to be complete without them. I have been on the hunt to find the perfect pair of black boots this season that wouldn't break the bank. You would think this would be easy task, but it was nearly impossible! That was until I tried these beauties on!! I love the quilted detail on the back and the gold detail, it makes them look super glam. The best part, oh their under $50!! Can you believe it?! I totally had a happy dance moment in the store :) It gets even better, Miss Match is the best and has extended a 20% off coupon to all of you! You can use it on anything on their website. The boots aren't listed online but you can call the Ocean Beach store {(619) 223-5500} and order them! 

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO, Kayla 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

.I'm So Fancy.









Top, c/o Fabulous Finds Boutique // Plaid Shirt, Old Navy {old, loving this & this} // Jeans, 7 For All Mankind // Booties, c/o Belle Boutique {so comfortable & cute!} // Necklace, Jcrew // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Jcrew, Brina Box // Bow Ring, Kate Spade // Leopard Clutch, Clare Vivier via Shop Bop {obsessed with this style too!} // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Nails, Essie 'Ole Caliente' 

How amazing is this tank from Fabulous Finds Boutique?! It makes me want to break out in song every time I put it on....luckily for everyone around me, I don't! I'm a sucker for a fun graphic tee and the sassier the saying, the more I love it. So naturally I'm obsessed with this one! The grey makes it so versatile. Today I decided to take a walk on the wild side and bring out my inner grunge! Well about as grunge as this girl gets. I totally fell in love with this combination and the cool, laid back vibe it gives. But then the jewels, booties and leopard clutch add just the right amount of glam! 

Can we take a moment to gush over this clutch?! I have been an admirer of this leopard beauty for what feels like years. It's seriously perfect and I just can't put into words how happy it makes my heart to be able to style it. Let's just say there may have been a happy dance that took place the first time I got to hold it. Oh the little things that make me happy :) 

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO, Kayla 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

.Navy Mini Dress.








Dress, c/o Miss Match Boutique {20% off with code: Kayla20} // Booties, c/o Impressions Online Boutique // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Purse, Tory Burch // Necklace, c/o Kute N' Klever // Bracelets, Jcrew & Brina Box  {on sale!}// Lips, Mac 'Pink Nouveau'

Hello loves and Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend. We had a crazy, busy, jam packed, but super fun weekend! It started Friday with Oktoberfest, which I always look forward to because it marks the kick off of fall. Saturday included a quick trip up to Julian for lunch and some shopping. We did go with intentions to pick apples, but since it was so hot we thought we save that for our next trip. Later that night we went to the movies to see "Gone Girl"!! I read the book a couple months back and I have been dyyyying to see the movie. It does not disappoint and I highly recommend it! Ty and I were talking about it all night! We wrapped Sunday up with the Charger Game. What an exciting game to be at! I'm by no means a huge football fan, but Tyler is maybe the biggest Charger fan I have ever known so it's always SO exciting to see him on cloud nine watching them kick some booty!! It really was a great weekend :)

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I had the pleasure of working with Miss Match Boutique last week. Miss Match is one of my favorite boutiques in San Diego, so when they asked me to come in again and help showcase their new fall line, it was a no brainer. Talk about the perfect morning, I got to play dress up with the owner, Tala. Their new pieces are seriously beyond perfect. With every outfit I put on, I fell more and more in love! Miss Match has such a cool, chic, boho vibe that I just die for. The second outfit I tried on included this dress and I knew it was coming home with me. I love the cut and color, it's perfect for this in between time while we wait for it cool down, but will still work perfectly for the cooler months layered with jackets, tights, and scarves. It really is one of those staple pieces that I feel is a must for every girls closet. If you're local to the San Diego area you have to pop into their Ocean Beach or Coronado locations to shop all their amazing pieces. If you're not local you can always shop online. Don't forget to use the coupon code: Kayla20 for 20% off you total purchase!!

XOXO, Kayla 

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