Thursday, March 27, 2014

.Insta Lately.


Like so many others, I am OBSESSED with Instagram! I tend to post more of my daily life on there than any other social media outlet. I find it so fun and inspirational for outfit ideas. I thought it would be a great idea from time to time to do "Insta Lately" post here on the blog! You can find me at Kotineru, let's be friends if we aren't already :) 



Watch, Kate Spade // Bracelets, Jcrew & Jcrew (not online) Love This One!!, Forever 21 (old) Similar & Kate Spade

When we went to Palm Desert a few weeks back I HAD to stop in the Kate Spade store on El Paseo Drive. I was having too much fun playing with all the accessories but this "Ooh La La" bracelet stole my heart!


Watch, Kate Spade // Bracelets, Jcrew & Forever 21 // Flats, Target

Are you as Pinterest as obsessed as I am?! Well if you are, then you have probably seen recipes for overnight oats all over the place. I decided to make them & they are freaking delicious! There are so many different kinds you can make. I personally really LOVE Oats, Almond Milk, Greek Yogurt, (tiny amount) of Brown Sugar & Strawberries! 


Bracelets, Bow- Jcrew (Old) Loving & On Sale! , Jcrew & Sage K. & Co. // Pants, Target (Girls XL) // Blouse, Old Navy

Are you noticing a trend?? I love me a giant stack of bracelets! It will be very rare that you find me without some sort of combination on my left wrist. I'm pretty smitten over this combo right here! 


Sweatshirt, Starling Style c/o // Necklace, Kute N' Klever c/o // Bracelets, Jcrew & Mindy Mae's Market (not online) // Earrings, C.Wonder  (I wear them everyday!) // Jeans, Gap // Sunnies, Amazon ($5!! Obsessed) 

I can't even tell you how much I can relate to this sweatshirt! In fact, I used to work at Jcrew just for this reason, well maybe for jewelry too :) 

(Starling 30% off Coupon Code: DARLINGDREAM)


Notebook, Home Goods // Heels, Old Navy (not online) // Dress, H&M // Bracelets, Jcrew, Sage K & Co. , Mindy Mae's Market // Nails, Essie 'Cascade Cool'

Since I started this little blog a little over 4 months ago life has been absolutely crazy. But a great kind of crazy. My time has been spent doing something I am insanely passionate about and filled with everyone I love. I wouldn't have it any other way and I have you readers to thank for that!! XOXO


Dress, Forever 21 // Necklace (worn as bracelet) Shop Urbanite // Nails, Essie 'Bikini So Teeny'

I'll let you in on a little secret, there's wine in there!! A couple weeks ago one of the blogs I always read, Pearls & Pastries turned one, yay :) She ran a little contest on Instagram where she asked everyone to post a picture drinking out of a teacup...she said it didn't have to be tea :) 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous Friday Eve!

XOXO, Kayla

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

.Mindy Mae's Market Love.



Happy Tuesday, loves! Head on over to Mindy Mae's Market blog to get all the details on this look & to hear about that beauty around my neck!


XOXO, Kayla 

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

.Cobalt & Sequins.









Sweater, Target // Skirt, LC Conrad (old) {Similar Options Here & Here}// Shoes, Aldo (old) Similar // Necklace, Sassy Jones Boutique // Bracelets, Jcrew (Old) Love This One! & Sage K. & Co. // Watch, Kate Spade //Earrings, C.Wonder // Sunnies, Gucci (old) Lusting Over These! // Lips, Revlon 'Persian Melon' // Nails, Essie 'Cascade Cool'

Good Morning & Happy Monday!! 

I'm such a fan of Lauren Conrad's brand that is sold at Kohl's! She always has such great girly pieces with dainty and feminine details. You might recall the love affair I had with her bow blouse she released around the holidays this past year, seen here. The skirt I'm wearing was from her 2012 holiday collection. I've had it tucked away waiting for the perfect blouse or sweater to pair it with.  I finally found it! Target has these sweaters right now and I recommend you run to our nearest store and purchase it in every color!! I may or may not have done the same :) It's the perfect spring sweater. It is very light and perfect to layer or wear on it's own. This cobalt blue color is perfection! I'm obsessed with how it looks against the bronze sequins. It's always a great day when I work some sequins into my outfit! 

XOXO, Kayla

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Friday, March 21, 2014

.Eyelets.












Blouse, Old Navy // Sweater, Jcrew (Old Color) // Jeans, Jcrew (Old) Similar // Heels, Chinese Laundry (not online) LOVING These!// Necklace, Bauble Bar (sold out) Similar // Bracelets, Kute N' Klever c/o, Jcrew Sage K & Co. // Purse, Forever 21 // Nails, Essie 'Boom Boom Room'


Something about eyelets just scream spring to me! Being that yesterday was the first day of spring, I felt it was only appropriate to style this new blouse from Old Navy. I'm always on the hunt for cute white blouses. You can do so much with them, from pairing them with jeans, to fun little floral skirts. I have a feeling this top is going to get worn a lot in the next couple months!


It's not a secret to anyone that I LOVE me some jewels! I just can't seem to get enough. Some girls are shoe girls or purse girls, me, I'm a jewelry girl all the way! My favorite thing to do is search the internet for affordable and fun pieces to add to my collection. I was over the moon excited when I came across Kute N' Klever! They have the most adorable pieces and all within my price range, winning :) This frosted Kupcake bracelet is darling. It's one of those pieces that can totally stand alone or can be stacked with all my other favorite pieces! Sticking to my normal routine, I decided to stack it! I can't help it, the more jewels the better :)

Make sure to follow Kute N' Klever on Instagram too so you can see when they run special deals!!

XOXO, Kayla

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P.S. I had to throw this picture in for fun! It's our neighbor's dog, Glory! She was dying to get in the pictures :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

.San Diego Spring & Pastels.












If you follow me on Instagram you might recognize the lovely lady in these photos with me as Ashley from Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes. I can't even begin to describe the fun we had taking these at the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado this past weekend!! We spent the day being followed around by my photographer (cough, cough...boyfriend!) drinking champagne and laughing our butts off! I'm not kidding, I could do an entire post on our blooper pictures!! 

When we were brain storming on collaborating together, we were trying to think of fashion trends we could touch on. We agreed on pastels since they are going to be everywhere in the coming months. Pastels are gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but aside from the nail polish department, they aren't something I find myself gravitating towards. This Spring I am ready to welcome pastels with open arms! Shopping for the perfect pastel outfit was honestly quite the challenge. I knew what i wanted in my head, but as fate would have it, it was no where to be found. Does this ever happen to anyone else?! I finally came across this pastel pink blazer while walking through H&M! Truthfully, I couldn't find anything to go with it while shopping. When I came home, I felt totally frustrated and defeated (can we say dramatic? lol) I decided to look in my closet and try pairing it with anything and everything! That's when I found this dress buried in the back of my closet! I forgot how much I LOVE this dress. I bought it last year for Tyler's sister's wedding so it holds a special place in my heart :) I was so pleased with they way the two looked together! 

Head on over to Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes to get all the details on Ashley's outfit! You're going to love her blog!! 

Dress, Forever 21 (old) // Blazer, H&M (not online) Similar  // Heels, Nordstrom (old) Obsessed with These! // Necklaces, Jcrew (old) Similar & Tom Designs via Jane c/o // Bracelets, Jcrew & Forever 21 (old) Loving This One! // Watch, Kate Spade // Midi Ring, Forever 21 // Sunnies, Anthropologie (old) Similar  //  Nails, Essie 'Boom Boom Room' // Lips, NYX Gloss 'Tea Rose'

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Monday, March 17, 2014

.Happy St. Patty's Day.




Dress, Forever 21 (old) Obsessed // Sweater, Joe Fresh // Necklace, Shop Urbanite c/o // Watch, Kate Spade // Bracelets, Jcrew & Forever 21 (not online) Love This One! // Shoes, Aldo (old) Similar  // Earrings, Kate Spade (not online) Similar // Sunnies, Anthropologie (old) Similar


Although I may not be Irish and I not a huge fan of corned beef or beer, I do love the color green! Hands down mint is my favorite shade, but I'm also into all of the other shades. I found this kelly green sweater back in December for a whopping $9.99!! I thought it would be the perfect sweater to tuck away for St. Patty's Day :) Paired with the polka dots, it's St. Patty's Day perfection! 

I also want to take a moment to talk about the beautiful Keira necklace I'm wearing from Shop Urbanite. I love it because it's one of those pieces that can easily we paired with jeans and a cute blouse or dressed up, like I chose to do today. At $14.00 it's a no brainer, you seriously need this beauty in your collection :) make sure to follow them on Instagram to see all the other gorgeous pieces they have!

XOXO, Kayla 

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

.Floral Blazer.




Blazer, Nordstrom // Blouse, Nordstrom (old) Similar // Jeans, Hudson // Heels, Banana Republic (old) Love These & These // Necklace, Mindy Mae's Market c/o // Ring, Jcrew // Sunnies, Anthropologie  // Nails, Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' // Lips, Revlon 'Love That Red'

A couple weeks ago Tyler and I decided, on a whim, to pack our bags and have a mini stay-cation Downtown! I was so excited and planned two amazing outfits that I couldn't choose between, so I decided to bring both with me. One little problem, as we were checking in that night, an hour and a half before our dinner reservations, I realized I had left BOTH of them hanging in our house!! You have no idea the panic that had set in. All I had with me was an abundance of jewelry & my PJ's. Thank god we were about 5 minutes within walking distance from Horton Plaza mall. The first thing I did was run to Nordstrom! I can always count on them and Forever 21, when I am in a time crunch, for a cute outfit! One of the shoppers helped me pick out a couple things that I normally wouldn't grab. This blazer included! As soon as I put it on I knew it was leaving with me! That night I wore it over a little black dress for a night out. I am really loving the way it looks with jeans. It's extremely light which will make it easy to transition into spring as it starts to heat up around here! I also think it would look amazing with a v-neck, distressed boyfriend jeans and some cute sandals! I love when I find a piece that can be worn so many different ways! Maybe it was a blessing in disguise I left my clothes at home :)

XOXO, Kayla

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

.Saturday Wear.



Shirt, Forever 21 (not online- but totally worth finding in stores!) Similar// Sweater, Target (sold out) Love This One // Jeans, Gap // Flats, Target ( I would recommend sizing down 1/2 a size, they stretch!) // Purse, Tory Burch // Sunnies, Anthropologie (sold out) Similar // Necklaces, Jane c/o & Sassy Jones Boutique // Bracelets, Jcrew (not online but on sale in stores) & Forever 21 (old) Loving This One!

This is the outfit I wore last Saturday when we did some major shopping in Palm Desert! We literally shopped till we dropped! Which wasn't too bad, because we dropped in front of a table with delicious appetizers and plenty of wine :)

I have been getting so many questions about my "T&K" necklace that I'm wearing in this post! It started when I posted it on Instagram a couple weeks ago. Truthfully, I have barely taken it off since then! It's the perfect accessory no matter what you're wearing. It's from Jane.com & I know they have had it on their site since. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and sign up to get their emails so you get notified when it's up again!

PS Just as luck would have it, the necklace is up on Jane.com for $13.99!! Go get one or two :)

XOXO, Kayla

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

.All Tressed Up.



 


This past weekend I had the ultimate girls get away in Palm Desert. It was filled with so much laughter, shopping, dancing, cocktails and girl talk! I honestly couldn't have asked for a better weekend! When we got in on Friday, the first thing we did was head straight to El Paseo for serious shopping! If you haven't been to Palm Desert, El Paseo is like their Rodeo Drive. It's AMAZING, let's just leave it at that. After picking out the cutest dress (It will be on the blog soon!) and some new jewels from Jcrew, we headed over to All Tressed Up for some pampering. All Tressed Up offers everything from blow outs, to up do's, and make-up! The owner Shay is an absolute doll! The whole experience was perfect. First, Clarice did my hair. She asked what I had in mind, and I told her lots of body with curl at the ends.  She blew my expectations (pun intented lol) out of the water. She did this crazy technique that gave me "jacked up to jesus" hair, and the most beautiful curls, all without using the curling iron. Yeah, you heard that right. She gave me the perfect style only using the blow dryer. It was unreal, it's something you have to experience on your own. Next, I moved to the back of the salon for full face make-up with Brittany. I was beyond thrilled to be getting my makeup done, because if I'm being honest, I have no idea what I'm doing in this category! Brittany was the coolest. She was so educated and gave me little tips and tricks as she applied everything. I could have sat there for hours taking in all the makeup knowledge! Girls, when she was done, I was floored. She made me feel gorgeous! Everything looked flawless and not to mention the girl can do a mean cat eye :) I really can't express what a fun experience this was. It was such a special treat to get dolled up. My mom and I are already planning our next visit! If you find yourself in the Palm Desert/Palm Springs area be sure to stop by All Tressed Up!


Clarice working her magic!


How cute is the salon? It was so girly & glam! 



Fabulous Brittany working her make-up magic! 


Thank you again, Shay! You and your mom have the cutest salon!


Blouse,  LC Lauren Conrad / Skirt, Forever 21 (last seen here) // Flats, Tory Burch // Purse, Tory Burch //Necklaces, Jcrew & Jane c/o // Bracelets, Jcrew & Forever 21 (old) Love This One!

Right when we went outside to take these pictures an intense wind storm hit so hints the reason why I'm holding onto my hair! lol look at the palm tree frawns on the ground!

XOXO, Kayla

** This post was sponsored by All Tressed Up, but all opinions are my own** 

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