Thursday, May 29, 2014

.Blush Eyelet.


Skirt, Forever 21 // Blouse, Forever 21 // Heels, Chinese Laundry (old) Loving These & These // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Clutch, Target (old) Loving This & This // Necklace, c/o Kute N' Klever // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Jcrew & Jcrew Factory 

I bought this top weeks ago when I was doing one of my Forever 21 shopping trips. I tucked it away knowing that I had to find the perfect skirt or summer shorts to pair it with. I seriously searched high and low, scoured the internet, checked every boutique in San Diego, but still nothing was doing it for me.  Last weekend, I was doing yet again another Forever 21 shopping trip, when I came across this gorgeous eyelet blush skirt. I knew immediately I had found the perfect match. The two together are the epitomite of dainty and girly. This outfit is just so lovely. It makes me think outdoor summer tea party or perfect for a bridal shower. Which, did I mention, my best friend got engaged recently?! So I’m sure I will have plenty of excuses to wear this combo in the near feature!!

Today's finally the day when Tyler & leave for Vegas!! I am so excited I can hardley contain myself. I'm sure you will hear all about it next week, but in the meantime you can always follow along on Instagram!

XOXO, Kayla 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

.Little White Summer Dress.

Dress, TJ Maxx (not online) Similar  & Loving! // Sandals, Target (Last Season) Similar // Necklace, Purple Peridot // Watch, Kate Spade // Bracelets, Jcrew, c/o Socal Gems {Coupon Code: Darling10 for 10% off your entire purchse}, c/o Sage K. & Co. // Sunnies, Nordstrom // Purse, Tory Burch // Nails, Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' // Lips, Mac ' Pink Nouveau' 

I'm always on the search for the perfect white summer dress. I almost died when I found this dress for $16.99 at TJ Maxx last week!!  I have so many places I plan on wearing this dress! It's the perfect dress to have on hand for any occasion, fancy or not! This past weekend I wore it to wine tasting with Tyler and my cousin, who is leaving for Europe to study abroad, so there was lots of celebrating going on. This was the most ideal dress to do it in. It looks adorable and was beyond comfortable all day long.

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Most of our weekend was really laid back, which  I was really happy about!  This weeks going to be crazy and jam packed before we leave for Vegas on Thursday!! I'm counting down the minutes till we are on that plane!

XOXO, Kayla

Monday, May 19, 2014

.Pink Party Dress.

Dress, Charlotte Russe // Heels, C.Wonder (sold out) Similar // Necklace, c/o Kute N' Klever // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co. & J.Crew // Ring, Old Navy (not online) // Earrings, c/o Accessory Jane

My birthday was this past Friday and it was perfect! I woke up to the house decorated and a plate of my favorite pink sprinkled donuts. Then my mom picked me up and we spent the day doing some of my favorite things. We shopped, had lunch at Nordstrom Cafe, and got blowouts at Dry Bar. If you haven't been there, I highly suggest you make an appointment ASAP. I got to sip on champagne while I caught up on Instagram and indulged in my favorite gossip magazines. It was the absolute perfect way to spend my birthday :) Later that night I meet up with my friends for margaritas and mexican food in Old Town. I really couldn't have asked for a better day!

I also couldn't have asked for a more perfect party dress. When I spotted this neon number at Charlotte Russe it was love at first sight! Fun, flirty, and to top it off made me look really tan! I was going to pair it with some strappy nude heels but I just couldn't pass up the oppurtunity of pairing it with bright pink pumps. Hey, it was my birthday and I'll wear head-to-toe pink if I want to! 

P.S. Don't forget to enter the amazing giveaway I have going on with Socal Gems! Read here for all the details on how to enter. 

XOXO, Kayla 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

.Twenty Seven & A Glitzy Giveaway.

Dress, c/o Ella & Scott // Necklace, c/o Socal Gems {similar & colorful version} 10% off with coupon code: Darling10 // Bracelts, c/o Sage K. & Co. & Jcrew (old) Similar // Bow Ring, Old Navy (only sold in stores) // Heels, JustFab // Purse, Tory Burch // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Nails, Essie 'Boom Boom Room'

Whooo, it's my birthday!! Cue the champs & confetti!! While I am huge a fan of birthday's and celebrating every moment of it, turning twenty-seven was not something I was too excited about. Twenty seven, that just sounds old! Age is just a state of mind, right? I truly feel like I'm still 21....Forever 21 :) With my birthday being here, I've been reflecting and this past year has been of the greatest. I owe a lot of it to this little blog. I started A Darling Dream 6 months ago because I knew I wanted to pursue something in the fashion industry. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. It is so much more than that. I have worked with some incrediable business women, friendships have been formed and every single day I am blown away by the love and support all my readers show me. I love each and every one of you so much and appreciate you more than you'll ever know.

While I wish I could celebrate with all of you, I thought second best would be giving you a gift! I teamed up with Patty, from Socal Gems, for a pretty amazing giveaway. It includes the Cali Glitz necklace that I have been obsessing over & is currently sold out, the perfect pink lip color-Candy Yum Yum from MAC, and my absolute favorite purple polish A Splash of Grenadine by Essie. {Rules for giveaway below}

I have to talk to you about this outfit! I usually start shopping for the perfect birthday outfit around the beginning of April. I'm not kidding. It's your birthday, you have to look fabulous! I have been searching high & low for the perfect dress. I think it's safe to say that this floral dress from Ella & Scott is absolute perfection. It's everything I have been looking for, gorgeous pattern, comfortable, and colorful. They have so many cute pieces, make sure to check out their Facebook for tons of cute options.

Giveaway Rules & Enteries:

*Make sure you follow A Darling Dream & Socal Gems on Instagram {here & here}

*Repost the photo {below} using the hashtag #adarlinggiveaway

For Additional Enteries:

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

XOXO, Kayla

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

.Romping Around.

Romper, TJ Maxx {Cute Options: here, here, here & here} // Wedges, Steve Madden {old} Cute! & Obsessed! & Just For Fun // Necklace, Sassy Jones Boutique // Bracelets, c/o Kute N' Klever & c/o Sage K. & Co.// Ring, ILY Couture // Purse, Tory Burch // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Nails, 'Essie' Boom Boom Room // Lips, MAC 'Impassioned'

Talk about a serious heat wave! It has been hovering around 100 degrees here the past couple days. It's felt like 150 outside! While I am inside most of the day, due to my job, when I get home all I have been wanting to wear is a romper. They're so easy & comfortable. This one in particular I picked up for an upcoming Vegas trip we have planned. I thought it would be perfect to slip into a romper after a long day at the pool for some gambling  shopping! Wear it with some sandals or sky high wedges, either way I love it.

Happy Friday Eve!! I'm especially in a good mood today because tomorrow's my birthday!! I've teamed up with Socal Gems to bring you a pretty awesome giveaway so make sure you check back tomorrow!

{P.S. Please keep San Diego in your prayers! The fires are out of control & we are in for another hot one today.}

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO, Kayla

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Monday, May 12, 2014

.Vintage Feel.



Dress, Forever 21 // Necklace, c/o Accessory Jane // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Mindy Mae's Market // Watch, Kate Spade // Clutch, Jcrew (old) Similar  // Heels, Aldo (old) Save or Splurge // Nails, OPI 'Mod About You' (my all time favorite!)

 I've always had a thing for all things vintage. A perfect day to me would be a soy cappuccino in my hand, my good girlfriends by my side, and blocks & blocks of vintage stores waiting for us to conquer. While most of the time I am searching for teacups or milk glass, I always have my eyes peeled for unique jewelry pieces. The only downfall is that when I do find pieces, they are usually ridicioulisy over priced. Since I'm not willing to spend my monthly budget on one piece of jewelry, I like to find modern pieces that have a vintage feel. This necklace from Accessory Jane is the perfect find! Looks vintage, excellent quality, and extremely affordable. Winning, winning, WINNING!!

If you haven't done so already you have to check out Accessory Jane. Liz, the owner is the absolute sweetest! You can shop straight from their Instagram {here}  or their Facebook {here} where they post new pieces every Wednesday night. She truly carries some of the cutest pieces around at affordable prices!

Hope all you moms out there had an amazing Mother's Day that was filled with so much love! We had the best day loving on our awesome Mom :)

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO, Kayla

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Friday, May 9, 2014

.Pineapples & Peplum.



Blouse, Target // Skirt, Forever 21 (not online) Loving! & Loving! // Necklace, Mindy Maes Market c/o // Bracelets, Socal Gems c/o, Sage K. & Co. c/o, Jcrew // Heels, MIA via Nordstrom Rack (not online) Similar & Loving // Purse, Tory Burch // Sunnies, Karen Walker 

Pineapples & peplum, match made in outfit heaven! Well, at least in mine. Over the past couple months I've been noticing pineapple print popping up all over the place. From cute accessories, to printed pants, I knew I had to get my hands on something covered in this adorable print! As always, Target did it again! The moment I laid eyes on this button up, I knew it was going to have a forever home in my wardrobe.

When it came to accessorizing this outfit, it was a no brainier. I knew my neon edens leaf bracelet, from Socal Gems, was going to look perfect with the pineapples! I love that this bracelet has a touch of neon while still looking classy & vintage. A tough look to pull off but this bracelet nailed it.

{Don't forget to use the code: Darling10 for 10% off your entire purchase!}

Thanks for stopping by. I Hope you have a great weekend!

XOXO, Kayla

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

.Cali Glitz & Chambray Polka Dots.

Blouse, Jcrew Factory // Skirt, Jcrew Factory (on mega sale in stores!) // Necklace, Socal Gems c/o (10% off with code: Darling10) // Bracelets, Jcrew (pearls, old) Similar, Jcrew, Sage K. & Co. // Earrings, Kate Spade // Watch, Kate Spade // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Purse, Tory Burch // Heels, Kohls // Nails, Essie 'Splash of Grenadine' 

I don't make it down to Jcrew Factory as much as often as I would like. With it being so close to the border it's not exactly the easiest spot to get in and out of. But when I do, I usually strike it big! This past weekend I talked my mom into taking a day trip down there with me to check out all the sales they had going on. I ended up loving way too much and with a dressing room full of the cutest dresses, cover ups, shorts, and accessories for summer. It was so hard to narrow it down. In the end, I had to go with pieces I knew I would get a lot of wear out of, and could be worn multiple ways. This polka dot chambray and eyelet skirt are hands down my favorite! Gosh, I really can't express how much I love this button up! Scoring it half off did make falling in love that much easier. I did leave there with a pretty large wish list. Thankfully my birthday is right around the corner...wink wink, mom ;) 

Can we all just take a moment to soak in how fabulous this cali glitz necklace is?! It looks great layered with pearls and can stand on it's own, like I'm wearing it today. It's definitely a must have piece for any girl that loves a little, ok a lot of sparkle in their life! It's perfect for any occasion, weither it be a fancy event, or just running around town. Yes, I'm that girl that puts on head to toe jewelry to run errands. Hey, I don't think you need an excuse to look extra fabulous! 

Oh and because Socal Gems are so awesome, they are offering all you lovely peeps 10% off your purchase with the coupon code: Darling10. Stay tuned, because Socal Gems & I will be hosting a pretty amazing giveaway next week. The Cali Glitz may or may not be included!! 

XOXO, Kayla 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

.Navy Blazer.

Blazer, Starling Style (30% off with code: DARLINGDREAM) // Dress, Old Navy // Heels, Kohls // Watch, Kate Spade // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Necklace, Jcrew (old) // Bracelets, Jcrew, Sage K. & Co. c/o & Kute N Klever c/o // Purse, Tory Burch

Holy wind! Please forgive my crazy hair in these pictures! If you live anywhere close to San Diego you know how windy it's been. If you don't, we have been having winds up to 8o mph in some places so you can imagine the difficulty we had taking these pictures! I promise next time I'll make it look like I at least brushed my hair for you, ha!

Clearly I love a good blazer. But a blazer that feels like you are wearing your favorite sweatshirt? Well, that's when I become obsessed and can't stop wearing it! Honestly, I have found three different ways to wear this blazer in the last week. I have worn it dressed up for work, with boyfriend jeans & a blouse for happy hour, and now paired with a sun dress. There's nothing this blazer won't go with!  The fact that it's so comfortable I could sleep in it, makes it that much better! The icing on the cake was when I rolled the sleeves and discovered the lace detail on the inside! I mean, how cute does that look next to all my favorite bracelets!?

Don't forget that the folks at Starling Style are amazing and gave all of you 30% off when you use the code: DARLINGDREAM.....that's off everything on the site! Happy Shopping :)

XOXO, Kayla

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