Tuesday, July 29, 2014

.Black Boxes.

Blouse, Anthropologie // Jeans, 7 For All Mankind via Nordstrom  {old, similar here & here} // Flats, Old Navy {not online, splurge or save// Purse, Tory Burch {on sale at Nordstrom but not online, similar here, here & here} // Necklace, c/o Socal Gems // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Jcrew {old, similar here & here} // Sunnies, Charlotte Russe {not online, similar here}

There will always be a place in my heart & wardrobe for a classic pair of dark skinny jeans, a chic black top, flats, a statement bag, and lots of sparkle. I really have stepped out of my style comfort zone this past year and fully embraced color with open arms, but I have to tell you I will always be a black & white girl deep down. I get it from my mama, along with a lot of other great traits :) This past weekend her and I were shopping at Fashion Valley when we popped into Anthropologie. As much as I LOVE that store, my wallet does not. I have a routine and it involves me darting straight to the sale section. Saturday they were having 15% off and I had a gift on!! I could have easily purchased the whole store, but the one thing I was not parting ways with was this blouse. From the moment I put it on, I never wanted to take it off. It has a silky lining that is seriously heavenly, but on top of that is just adorable with jeans, flows perfectly, and makes my girly side very happy. I love the way it looks with jeans, but I can't help but picture it with tights and my gold sequin skirt for the holidays! This blouse is going to pay its self off and that makes the bargain shopper in me very, very happy!

On a side note run, don't walk, RUN to your nearest Charlotte Russe. You need these glasses!! I nearly screamed when I found these sunnies for $5 in their accessory department. They are almost  identical to the Oliver Peoples version, but oh just $300 cheaper!! You seriously can't beat that. Sadly they don't have them online, so I can't link them up but they should be in the store!

XOXO, Kayla

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Monday, July 28, 2014

.Sun Dress.

Dress, c/o ShopbellaC // Vest, Forever 21 {not online, similar} // Belt, Target // Wedges, Steve Madden {old, save or splurge} // Necklaces, c/o Urbanite, c/o Armed & Readi // Bracelets, Jcrew {old, similar} c/o Sage K. & Co. // Sunnies, Charlotte Russe {only $5!} // Purse, Tory Burch

I'm not sure about where you live, but here in San Diego it has been crazy hot! Not just our normal summer heat either, it's so humid you feel like you need to shower within 5 minutes of being outside!! I'm not going to lie, summer is not my favorite season! I'm more of a fall/winter gal. I think it's because we don't get many cold months around here. Since it has been SO hot, I have been living in dresses! I find they're the best solution for staying cool and still looking put together. My day job has me in an office most the day, so they're easy to dress up and transition into life outside the office, all while looking cute and chic because let's be honest, that's the most important thing, right?! If you're like me and always find yourself on the hunt for cute dresses to fill your closet then ShopbellaC is just the place for you! Seriously, they have the cutest dresses. I'm tempted to fill my closet with just about every piece! This dress is next on my list, it would be so perfect for a summer date at the beach. To make shopping that much sweeter they are offering all my readers 10% off until August 28th!! Make sure to use the codeKaylaLovesSBC {case sensitive}...Happy Shopping :)

Another fun online shop that I have been crushing on is Armed & Redi. If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw their too cute anchor midi ring that I can't stop wearing!! Equally as cute is their Sandy Beach necklace. It's a such a unique piece that pairs perfectly with all my sparkly favorites. Sadly it is sold out but make sure to check out the Golden Bombshell Necklace, it's to die for!! 

XOXO, Kayla 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

.Insta Lately.

My obsession with Instagram continues to grow on a daily basis! I'm constantly refreshing my feed looking for #ootd inspiration, new places to shop, delicious recipes & restaurants to frequent and even home decor ideas. If we aren't friends already let's change that! Follow along {here

Romper, Forever 21 {old, similar here & here} // Sandals, Forever 21 // Bracelets, Brina Box, Jcrew {old}, Forever 21 {old,} // Ring, c/o Armed & Readi // Nails, OPI 'Elephantastic Pink'

So this past weekend I went shopping in my own closet! I thought I had lost this romper forever but as luck would have it, it was just hiding waiting to come out and play again! It's a couple years old and I still love it as much as the first day I bought it, got to love it!! I also can't get even describe the amount of love I have towards this midi ring from Armed & Readi!! I have been crushing on midi rings hard this season, but the anchor takes it to a whole new level! This little beauty is only $10 and comes in silver too. I highly suggest you go get yourself one....or both!! 

Blouse, c/o C.C. Lake {last seen here} // Skirt, Jcrew Factory {sold out, loving this} // Purse, Tory Burch // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Necklace, c/o Shiny Mix // Bracelets, Brina Box, c/o Sage K. & Co.

One thing about blogging that I really enjoy is always finding neat little spots to shoot our photos at. It's usually places that I would never stop but something catches our eye. This past Monday Tyler and I ended up at a park over by his work. It was huge park and there was not a person in sight. It was the perfect time of the day, the sun was about to start setting and it had cooled off. It was was one of those moments you just want to freeze! I'm thinking we may go back this summer for an evening picnic!

Ring, c/o Emmajoy {sold out, get on the waiting list!} // Bracelets, Brina Box, c/o Sage K. & Co. // Watch , Kate Spade // Nails, Essie 'Cascade Cool' 

This past weekend we had a tea party for my Grandma's 70th birthday and it was beyond fabulous. I wish everyday was spent sipping tea and chatting with the ladies in my family. I couldn't help but snap a picture of the adorable teacup with my armparty! My favorite piece from that day was hands down this ring from Emmajoy. I admired it for months before receiving it and it was well worth the wait! It's such a fun and elegant piece! 

Mason Jar, c/o Dawlens // Bracelets, Groopdealz {old, similar here} & Jcrew Factory

Ok, we all know I'm a cup addict. I like cute cups and I cannot lie!! You probably remember this adorable mason jar from the giveaway I did with Dawlens at the beginning of the month.The 4th of July has come and gone but I'm still rocking my patriotic mug. This beauty will never get old!! I am dying to get my hands on this flamingo one too!! Oh and how about this wine glass with a lid & straw, perfect for beach nights to keep the sand out!! I could seriously link up her entire store, I need it all :)

Sunnies, Karen Walker // Blouse, Target  {on sale!} // Earrings, c/o Accessory Concierge // Necklace, c/o Brin and Bell // Bracelets, c/o Sage. K. & Co., Jcrew {old, similar here & on sale!}

Funny little story about this blouse. I bought it about two months ago and I was SO excited to wear it with white pants or a fun little skirt. As soon as I got home I tried it on for Tyler and he said it looked like I was wearing PJs. Needless to say I took his comment seriously and tucked it away to take back. Well, fast forward to last week and I see everyone wearing this little number, it's all over Instagram, Pinterest and all my favorite blogs!!! I knew this blouse was a gem. Since all my favorite girls were rocking it, I decided I would too!! Moral of the story, always go with your fashion gut! From now on I vowed to not second guess my instinct to wear something fabulous, even if I a little nervous :)

Necklace, c/o Accessory Concierge // Flamingo Card, Pigment 

My flamingo print obsession is at all time high and there was no way I was passing up this cute little card! I found it while exploring Pigment. If you're in the San Diego area, I strongly advise taking a trip to the North Park area to check this store out! They had some of the coolest home accessories, cards and jewelry. They even have a succulent designing station. I will be going back asap! 

Champagne Sign, Vintage {similar here}

While antique shopping with my girlfriends a couple weekends ago in Ocean Beach I stumbled upon this sign. I'm sure if you're on Pinterest or Instagram you have seen an imagine of this sign floating around. I had to fight every urge in me not to snatch this up! It was priced at over $100 but I was able to find it on Etsy for just over $50! You will definitely be seeing this on my bar cart in the near future!! 

Nails, Essie 'Splash of Grenadine' // Mint Tulle Puff, Peace, Love & Tulle // Chevron Straws, Dearest Jane

Fruit infused water has been my go to beverage of choice lately. I'm not a fan of of sweet drinks, but do find myself growing tired of drinking plain water alll day! My favorite flavored combo has been lemon & strawberries. It tastes like a mild version of strawberry lemonade. Holy deliciousness!! My mom has a lemon tree so I am looking for other combos I could try, any suggestions?? 

Blouse, c/o Starling {30% off code with: DARLINGDREAM} // Necklaces, Bauble Bar & c/o INpink // Sunnies, Charlotte Russe {not online, similar here}

I'm all about the graphic tee shirts these days! I just love the way you can easily dress them up for a night out! This "Eat diamonds for breakfast and shine all day" shirt from Starling is one of the cutest around! Don't forget if you want your own I have a 30% off coupon code! 

XOXO, Kayla 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

.Melon Polka Dots.

Blouse, c/o C.C. Lake // Skirt, Jcrew Factory {sold out, loving this & this} // Flats, Old Navy {old, splurge or save} // Purse, Tory Burch // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Necklace, c/o The Shiny Mix // Bracelets, c/o Sage K. & Co., Brina Box {can't stop wearing!}, Forever 21 {old} // Lips, Mac 'Pink Nouveau' 

Confession, I have been obsessing over colorful combos that in some way resemble a watermelon. So, naturally when this adorable polka dot blouse from C.C. Lake arrived, I felt the urge to pair it with my mint skirt! The color combo really does make my heart happy. I'm also loving the subtle texture and pattern mixing.

No outfit of mine would be complete without some added sparkle! I LOVE this necklace from Shiny Mix. It's the perfect piece to wear on it's own and also layers with just about every other necklace I own! Since I'm such a sucker for statement jewelry, I am always stalking different boutiques online. You have to check out The Shiny Mix, they have affordable pieces for every occasion. Good luck trying to pick just one!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

XOXO, Kayla

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

.Little Pink Dress.

Blazer, {local boutique, loving thisthis & this} // Dress, c/o Belle Boutique // Shoes, Justfab // Necklace, c/o Accessory Concierge // Bracelets, Brina Box {on sale!}, Jcrew // Ring, c/o Emmajoy {sold out, get on wait list!}  // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Purse, Tory Burch // Nails, Essie 'Cascade Cool'

Hello there love bugs!! I hope everyone is off to a fantastic start this week. I apologize for the little break I took last week! I came down with a horrible cold that had me in bed sleeping most of the week!! Now that that's over and I'm feeling human, I'm back! Truth is, I really missed interacting with all of you!! But trust me, there was nothing glamorous going on around here, just a lot of sniffling and sleeping!

As luck would have it, I woke up Saturday morning feeling pretty much like my normal self, just in time for a fabulous event we have had planned for months! My amazing grandmother is turning 70 this month so all the ladies in my family got together to throw her a tea party. It was the perfect afternoon filled with celebrating, laughing, reminiscing about growing up, love, and just down right great girl time. Now that we are all getting older, it's very rare to get all of us daughters and granddaughters get  together at once, but when we do it really is a great time and moments that I treasure!!

After tea was over a couple of us decided to pop in this little boutique next door to check out their new arrivals. I was helping my mom and cousin look for outfits for their upcoming events and not even looking for myself when I stumbled upon this blazer. It was absolute fate, the only one and in my size! Since it has been so hot here lately, I almost thought about not getting it. But then I was thinking it would be a great transitional piece for fall and I would most likely kick myself for not buying it later. You know they say "Nothing haunts us more than the clothes we didn't buy!" true!! I also couldn't get the image of the blazer paired with this hot pink wrap dress, from Belle Boutique, out of my mind. The two are seriously the perfect pair! The only thing I'm a little bummed about is that the blazer hides the gorgeous flutter sleeves. This dress is a summer must have for every girl!!

Last but most certainly not least, I have to talk about this beyond stunning necklace from accessory concierge! Holy swoon!! This necklace seriously stole my heart. It's the definition of the perfect bib necklace!!

XOXO, Kayla 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

.Shopping Is My Cardio.

Tulle Skirt, c/o Bliss Tulle // Shirt, c/o Starling {size up} // Heels, Nordstrom  {not online, lusting over, loving, loving} // Necklace, c/o Accessory Jane // Bracelets, c/o Kute N Klever & Brina Box {sold out, similar here} // Clutch. c/o BNB Styling // Nails, Essie 'Mod Square' // Lips, Revlon 'Sweetheart' & NYX Butter Gloss 'Sugar Cookie'

"Shopping is my Cardio"....if ever there was a statement that was more true! I don't know about you, but I truly think shopping qualifies as an actual workout. Think about it, you're running from sale rack to sale rack, reaching up high to get the new "it" dress, bending down to try shoes on, all the while holding on to your giant stack of treasures. If that's not exercise, I don't know what is! I think all my fellow fashionista will give me a big amen when they see this shirt!

How perfect does it look paired with this too cute polka dot tulle skirt?! From the moment Bliss Tulle posted a picture of this dotty skirt I knew I had to have it!! I already confessed my love for her tulle skirts last week when I featured "The Kayla", btw isn't that so cool that I have a tulle skirt named after me?! Girls, I'm floating on cloud nine :) But you can imagine the excitement I felt when I found out she carried the same fun skirt with polka dots!! Polka dots are one of those prints that I can say I will never get tired of! I'm pretty sure this skirt would look adorable with every top in my closet, maybe I'll never take it off!!

Exciting news, it's giveaway time!!! I've teamed up with Starling & Bliss Tulle and one lucky girl will be taking home their own  "Shopping is My Cardio" Shirt & an exclusive coupon code for 25% any skirt you want from Bliss Tulle! You could totally recreate your own version of this outfit. How awesome is that!! If you do, please tag me because I'd love to see! The giveaway will end on Friday July 18th and the winner will be announced via Instagram! Below is all the ways you can enter!!

Giveaway Rules:

*Make sure you follow @Starlingstyle {here}, @Kotineru {here} & @Blisstulle {here}

*Repost the photo below on Instagram using the hashtag #adarlingpinktullegiveaway

Additional Entries: 

*Follow on Facebook, Bloglovin' & Blogger

*Leave a comment on here telling me your favorite place to shop...I always love finding new shops!

XOXO, Kayla 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

.Watercolor Midi Dress.

Dress, c/o eShakti {also loving this, this & this} // Heels, Kohls  {on sale!} // Sunnies, Charlotte Russe {not available online, similar here} // Purse, Tory Burch // Necklaces, c/o Urbanite,  Jcrew {factory version} & c/o Brinabell // Bracelets, Jcrew {old, similar here & here}, Brina Box // Lips, Revlon 'Sweetheart' & NYX Butter Gloss 'Sugar Cookie' // Nails, Essie 'Mod Square'

This past Wednesday Tyler and I were trying to beat the heat and found ourselves down by the beach. We went to OB Noodle House for the first time and pigged out! If you live in San Diego I really recommend popping in to chow down on some delicious friend dumplings, Pho and the cantalope infused whiskey. I know it sounds interesting but you taste buds will be dancing, promise! Little tip, I got it over ice instead of drinking it like a shot. We topped off the day taking a nice walk along the water and picking up the most beautiful sunflowers! It was such a treat to spend the evening together by the beach!

Surprisingly this is the first midi dress I have ever owned. I was a little hesitatant to jump on the midi length trend train because I wasn't sure it would flatter my figure. Needless to say that all changed the moment I slipped into this beauty from eShakti. I really love the ladylike feel you get while still being modern. Another major plus is that it has pockets! I love when something so classic, like this dress has a funky-fun addition that you wouldn't expect. Oh and the print!! The jewel tones are so gorgeous and dreamy. Girls, you have to check out eShakti!  The really neat thing about their shop is that a lot of their pieces can be customized. How cool is that?! I linked a couple of their dresses above that I'm seriously dying over! Wait till you see the polka dot one! 

{P.S. I've teamed up with Starling to be bring you a pretty amazing giveaway that goes live tomorrow! You're seriously NOT going to want to miss it!! Here's a little sneak peek of what it includes, swoon away!}

XOXO, Kayla 

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