Monday, June 30, 2014

.Little White Dress.

Dress, c/o Darling Clothes {not online, loving!} // Shoes, MIA via Nordstrom Rack {not online, similar} // Necklace, Jcrew {old, almost identical here} // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co, Jcrew, Jcrew {old, similar} // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Purse, Michael Kors {old, similar}  

This season I have been having a full blown love affair with the LWD, also know as the little white dress.  Every time I go shopping, I seem to find a new one that I can't help but go home with. I have posted a couple of my favorites here and here, but this one from Darling Clothes has to take the cake.  From the A-line silhouette, to the simple pleating in front, I find that it's such a fun and flattering dress. 
This is the perfect white dress for any occasion.

Stay tuned because in honor of the 4th of July this weeks posts will all be red, white and blue! There's even a really fun giveaway that you're not going to want to miss!!

XOXO, Kayla

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Friday, June 27, 2014


Blouse, c/o Dex // Skirt, Jcrew {old, loving thisthis & this}// Necklace, Mindy Mae's Market // Bracelets, Jcrew, Jcrew {old, similar here}, c/o Sage K. & Co. // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Heels, Kohls {on sale!}

A couple years ago I had a part time job at Jcrew and it was the best! I mostly worked there for the discount, but can you blame a girl?! As you probably guessed by now, I would spend my entire paycheck and some every week taking advantage of all the great deals. This skirt was one of the many purchases I made over the months I worked there. I recently came across it when I was cleaning out my closet.  I couldn't bring myself to part with this skirt just yet. I'm not a huge fan of paisley pattern, but the way it's paired with the bubble skirt, I really do love the design of this one. I think this skirt will be getting a lot of love this summer! Unfortunately since it is an older item, there's no way for me to link it up, but I did link some other really fun skirts that's I'm crushing on at the top for you!

Today I also want to introduce you girls to a clothing brand that has stolen my heart. If you haven't heard of Dex Clothing then you are seriously missing out! They're a Canadian brand that have set out to make looking good effortless. They have truly accomplished this! They are currently being sold at some of your favorite retailers. One of the main one's, being my favorite, Nordstrom. I'm beyond smitten with this silky embroidered top. I have already worn it a couple different ways. Tyler even told me he liked my top, that doesn't always happen :) I love the way it looks paired with the skirt for a more put together look. I think this look would be perfect for brunch with your girls or even a summer date night! Their website is almost finished, but in the meantime you can check out their lookbook {here} Also, make sure to follow them on  Instagram Facebook.

Here's a couple pieces that are currently being sold at Nordstrom that I am dying for!


XOXO, Kayla 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

.Sky Blue.

Dress, c/o Darling Clothes // Necklace, c/o Socal Gems // Heels, Shoemint {join the wait list here, loving these!} // Bracelets, Jcrew {old, similar here }, c/o Sage K. & Co. // Sunnies, Charlotte Russe {not available online, similar here} // Purse, Tory Burch // Lips, MAC 'Pink Nouveau'  &  MAC 'St. Germain'  // Nails, Essie "Splash Of Grenadine' 

I often dream of being in London sipping on tea, indulging in macaroons, and soaking up all the fabulous fashion that the UK has to offer. Since this dream I have is not coming true anytime soon, the next best thing is running around town in dresses that comes from there! To tell you guys that I am over the moon for Darling Clothes would be an extreme under statement. They truly have some of the most adorable dresses I have ever seen. This one in particular really stole my heart with the laser cut out detail, fun pleats & this gorgeous blue color! I mean we all know that I have a slightly unhealthy addiction to the color pink, but this sky blue might be stealing the show! I had to throw the leopard pumps in to add a little funkiness. This girly girl does know how to shake it up from time to time!

I have to take a minute to address how in LOVE I am with these sunnies from Charlotte Russe!! I have been eyeing the Ray-Ban version for a couple months now, but just couldn't bring myself to spend the nearly $200 on something so trendy. I was browsing Charlotte Russe last week when I noticed these nearly identical pair for $5! I didn't think twice, I think my Starbucks is only a dollar cheaper! I highly recommend you run your little booty to your nearest Charlotte Russe and get a pair!

XOXO, Kayla

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Friday, June 20, 2014

.Floral Blazer.

Blazer, Forever 21 (not online) Loving this & this & this // Blouse, Forever 21 // Necklace, Mindy Mae's Market //Jeans, Jcrew (old) Similar here & here (sale!) // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Forever 21 (old) Similar, Sage K. & Co. // Clutch, c/o BNB Styling // Heels, MIA via Nordstrom Rack (not online) Similar here, here, here // Lips, L'Oreal  'Fuchsia Orchestra' // Nails, Essie 'Go Ginza' 

Holy swoon! That's all I have to say about this perfect summer floral blazer. When I spotted it all by itself hanging in Forever 21, I snatched it up so fast. It's one of those items that makes such a statement all on its own. I love the way it looks with jeans, but I also have my eyes peeled for the perfect little purple dress to pair it with. Unfortunately, it's not available online, but I did find a couple other floral blazers that I linked up for you at the top. They're so cute, I think I might have to pick up another!

Also, how perfect is this gold sequins clutch from BNB Styling?! I've seriously been pairing it with everything! It gives just the right amount of glam to every outfit. It also has leopard lining inside!! I can never say no to leopard, so this totally sold me! Plus Tyler loves when I use this clutch, because it limits what I can take with me, so he doesn't have to hear my complain about how heavy my purse is! It's a win win for everyone!

I hope you all have the best Friday & weekend! My Grandma's taking me to a fashion show this Saturday, so I am a very happy fashionista :)

XOXO, Kayla

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Monday, June 16, 2014

.Maxi Flow.

Dress, Forever 21 // Sandals, Kohls // Necklace, c/o Socal Gems // Bracelets, Nordstrom, Jcrew, c/o Sage K. & Co. // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Purse, Tory Burch // Lips, Mac 'Pink Nouveau' & Mac 'Saint Germain' 

The past couple months I have been on a serious shopping mission to find the perfect maxi dress! Let me tell you, it has been one heck of a mission. I have found, that finding the perfect maxi is right up there with trying to find the perfect boyfriend jeans, just pure difficult! This past weekend I had about 15 minutes to kill and ran in Forever 21. This maxi grabbed my attention from across the store. I'm obsessed with the colorful pattern. Once I tried it on I knew I had found the maxi I had been searching for. My favorite part is how open and flowy it is at the bottom, so you can see my favorite sandals of the summer! 

XOXO, Kayla 

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Friday, June 13, 2014

.Leopard Jumpsuit.

Jumpsuit, Express // Heels, Banana Republic (old) Loving These & These // Necklaces, c/o Urbanite & Baublebar // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Jcrew, // Earrings, c/o Accessory Jane // Purse, Rebecca Minkoff 

As much as I love rompers, I have never been able to find a jumpsuit that fits me well. They always hug in the wrong parts and bag in others. There's nothing cute about diaper booty! While my mom and I were shopping in Vegas, we came across this leopard jumpsuit from Express. In the spirit of Vegas, I thought I might as well try it on. As fate would have it, it fit like a glove. The leopard was just an added treat. I ended up wearing it for our last night out on the town in Vegas. Our night was filled with lots of walking and dancing. The romper was so comfortable I could have wore it to bed! They also carry this romper in a variety of solid colors. I think I am going to go back and get the black one, it's nice alternative to the LBD!

As usual I am thrilled it's Friday! But today I'm extra excited because Tyler and I are going to see Darius Rucker tonight!! Darius Rucker has been on my bucket list for sometime. Hootie & The Blow Fish was my very first CD! Tyler surprised me with 3rd row tickets for my birthday. He's playing at the  Del Mar Fair (yes, I still call it that!) So our night is going to filled with lots of fried food, country music and rides...yay!

XOXO, Kayla 

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

.Instagram Lately // @Kotineru.

Good Morning & Happy Hump Day! I felt like it was about time I did another "Instagram Lately". I tend to share a little more of my daily life on there, and lately they both have been filled with lots of color! You can tell summer is in full swing here in Southern California. Hope you enjoy a couple snapshots from my daily life. If we aren't friends on Instagram, yet, let's be! I enjoy interacting with my readers, it always brightens my day :)

Front Door Mat, Target (Sold in Store) // Sandals, Kohls // Skirt, Forever 21 // Bracelets, Groopdealz & Jcrew // Anchor Ring, Forever 21 // Nails, Essie 'Splash Of Grenadine'

There really are no words to describe the joy I felt when I came across this front door mat!! Tyler might not have been as stocked, haha. It makes me smile every time I step outside the front door. Sadly it's not online for me to link up but there was plenty in the store!


We all know the fashion world is currently crushing on anything & everything pineapple print. Naturally I died a little when I came across these pj's at Forever 21! The shirts so cute, you could even get away with wearing it with some cute boyfriend jeans or shorts!

Polka Dot Playsuit, ASOS // Necklace, Baublebar

This picture was snapped right before our flight took off for Vegas!!

Watch, Kate Spade // Bracelets, Sage K. & Co., Jcrew // Lipstick. Top Shop

While shopping in Vegas I ended up in Topshop, trying to find the perfect pink lipstick. Man, talk about a difficult task! I wanted to buy them all, but I was good and only left with two. My favorite out of all of them is "Boom Boom".

Sunnies, Forever 21(not online) Loving These! // Bracelets, Jcrew (old), Sage K. & Co., Jcrew // Sandals, Forever 21 

Ahhhh, love! These sunnies basically jumped off the shelf and into my shopping bag! I love the retro, vintage feel they give for under $5! 

Sandals, Target // Boyfriend Jeans, Old Navy // Lace Top, c/o Starling Style // Crossbody, Rebecca Minkoff // Bow Watch, c/o Accessory Jane // Bracelets, Jcrew & c/o Sage K. & Co.// Nails, Essie "Go Ginza'

Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., c/o Sage K. & Co., Groopdealz // Arrow Ring, ILY Couture // Nails (All Essie) Starting with thumb: Bachelorette Bash, Status Symbol, Mod Square, Boom Boom Room & Fiji

I enjoy painting my nails so much, I always have. It's very relaxing to me, but I always struggle with trying to pick one color, since I have so many favorites. I decided to shake it up and paint each nail a different Essie pink for an ombre effect. The end result was so adorable, I couldn't stop looking at my nails!! I have been thinking about all the different color combos I can come up with, and I think purple is next on the list :) 

Sunnies, Karen Walker // Cup, Simply Southern Chics // Hat, Forever 21 // Glitter Hair Tie, c/o Sage K. & Co. 

Hi, my name's Kayla and I have a serious cup collecting problem! I'm not kidding, I have a different cup for every occasion. So naturally with summer fast approaching, I had to invest in a cute cup for my cocktails around the pool. This adorable monogram cup, from Simply Southern Chics, is my jam!

XOXO, Kayla

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

.Pearls & Pink.

Blouse, Forever 21 (Sold Out) Similar // Skirt, Forever 21 // Sandals, Kohls // Necklace, c/o Coralee Boutique // Watch, Kate Spade // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Jcrew, Forever 21 // Midi Ring, Forever 21 // Earring, c/o Accessory Jane // Nails, Revlon 'Plum Seduction' // Lips, Topshop 'Boom Boom' (color not online)

On Sunday Tyler and I headed to the beach to celebrate his Grandpa's 88th birthday! While we were killing time before brunch, we decided to take a walk around the bay. The weather was amazing and it was beautiful out! It was such a lovely day and really reminded me how gorgeous our city really is.

Could I be anymore obsessed with this skirt? Probably not! I picked it up when we were in Vegas and have found myself wanting to wear it every single day! By the way, The Fashion Show Mall in Vegas has the BEST Forever 21. Every corner I turned I found the cutest accessories, shoes, and clothes. It should totally be on your to do list next time you find yourself in Vegas.

Speaking of  obsessed, Coralee Boutique has quickly become one of my favorite online destinations! This pearl necklace is one of the cutest around. We all know I love my bling, but combine that with the always classic pearl necklace, and you have the most swoon worthy necklace! It pairs perfectly with your favorite blouse, a summer dress, and even jeans & a t shirt for a chic casual look.

XOXO, Kayla

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

.Stripes & Cut Outs.

Hello loves and happy hump day! I'm so excited to be guest posting over on Absolutely Arkansas today for the fabulous Kylie. You are going to love her blog. The girl has style, rocks at makeup, and seriously the best DIY projects that you'll be dying to try!! Oh, and did I mention she even has a beauty Youtube channel?! While you're over checking out her blog, make sure to tell her congratulations because she just got married this past weekend. 

All the details for the above outfit will be linked over on Absolutely Arkansas. Can we just talk about how cute that bow & cut out are? I've been dying to chat with all of you about this dress and one of my new favorite brands!  You're going to be running to your nearest Macy's, promise!

Hope everyone has a great day and cheers to being half way to the weekend!!

XOXO, Kayla 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

.Pops of Color.

Dress, White Plum // Belt, Target // Necklace, c/o Urbanite // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Mindy Mae's Market // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Clutch, Target (old) Similar Here & Here // Sandals, Steve Madden via TJ Maxx (not online)

From the moment I saw this dress on White Plum's website I knew I was in love! As fate would have it, it arrived just in time to jump in my suitcase for our Vegas trip this past weekend. There's something about Vegas that just makes me want to wear lots color! Plus it was super hot, so the light, flowy fabric was perfect for a night out on the town! From dinner at Guy Fieri's Kitchen & Bar (obsessed, go check it out!) to drinks and dancing, this dress was perfect and was exactly what I wanted! This dress will definitely get a lot of wear this summer!

On a totally different note, is anyone else reading "Gone Girl" ? Tyler got it for me and I serioursly can't put it down!! If you haven't read it, I suggest you go out and get it now!! I find myself racing home from shopping to read.....that's how you know it's a good book :)

Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

XOXO, Kayla

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