Friday, August 29, 2014

.Labor Day Sales.

Happy Friday loves and hello three day weekend!!  I'm super excited that Labor Day is finally here because it marks the last weekend of summer, at least in my book :) I plan on spending the weekend outside hopefully by a pool or on a picnic with my love!! I also plan on doing a little shopping. Have you girls had a chance to take a look at all the amazing sales going on right now?! I can hardly contain my excitement, they're that good!!! I went ahead and broke them down below so you don't miss out on the amazing deals!! I'm most excited for the sale that's going on at Nordstorm. This is the first time they have hosted a clearance sale like this and you better believe I am NOT missing out!! 

{Nordstrom} Clearance Sale, up to 40% off

{Old Navy} Up to 50% off everything in stores & online

{J.Crew Factory} 40-60% off everything in stores & online

{Tory Burch} Up to 30% off with code: LABORDAY14

{Bauble Bar} Select summer jewelry 50% off 

{ASOS} An extra 10% off sale items with code: HAVE10

{Lulu's} Extra 40% off sale items with code: 40OFFSALE

XOXO, Kayla 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

.That 70's Feel.

Jumpsuit, c/o Miss Match // Kimono, The Closet {not online, obsessed with this & this}  // Wedges, Steve Madden {old, love these & these} // Necklace, c/o Teal House Collection // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Bracelets, Jcrew, Jcrew {not online, love this tassel}, c/o Teal House Collection // Lips, NYX gloss 'Tea Rose'

This past Saturday I had the privilege of working with Miss Match boutique at their Ocean Beach location. I got to play dress up with all their new arrivals and take pictures that will be featured on both their website and Facebook. It was seriously SO much fun! I mean, what girl wouldn't love spending hours putting together endless looks in the cutest boutique around?! One of my favorite parts of the day was that I got to majorly step out of my comfort zone and try on items I would never think to grab. From palazzo pants, to sky high wedges and kimonos. I was thinking to myself, I've really been missing out!! 

After we wrapped that day it was time for a little shopping, because duh I wasn't leaving there empty handed!! I ended up snagging the very first look I tried on, this black jumpsuit. Now, we all know if you have been a reader for sometime or follow me on Instagram, I love me a romper.  I try to wear them as much as possible, but I have only owned and worn one jumpsuit. I knew instantly when I put this one on that it had to be mine. Girls, it is more comfortable than some pajamas I own!!! I'm not joking, can I have one in every color please?! When I styled this jumpsuit for Miss Match, it was paired with a kimono and I love the look, so I wanted to recreate it. I have also never owned a kimono! I see them just about everywhere, but I never felt like I could pull it off. I'm pretty much beyond obsessed now!! I love that this one is black with roses, because it will easily work in the fall too. It would look darling with skinny jeans and boots!! Can you tell I'm dying for it to cool down here?!

Also, how drop dead gorgeous is this necklace?! I love the antique vibe it has. I have been wearing it non-stop and just can't get enough. I love that it can be paired with just about anything from a tee shirt to a dress, and look just as fab! I know this necklace is going to be a favorite for a long time!

XOXO, Kayla

P.S. I'm doing a giveaway over on Instagram with 16 other amazing bloggers and shops. It's going on until 8pm EST time today so go enter!! I'm giving away a $25 Nordstrom card!! There's 17 different winners and you are going to want every prize!!!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

.Feeling Fall.

Blouse, c/o Impressions Online Boutique {obsessed!} // Jeans, Old Navy // Booties, c/o Impressions Online Boutique  {run true to size} // Necklace, c/o House of Dazzle // Earrings, c/o Emmajoy // Bracelets, Jcrew, Jcrew Factory // Ring, c/o Emmajoy //Sunnies, Karen Walker // Lips, Wet N' Wild 'Dollhouse Pink' // Nails, Essie 'To Buy Or Not To Buy' 

Have I mentioned that I have been dreaming of fall for weeks now?! A pumpkin spice latte, a big cozy scarf, a pair of tall riding boots, and an over sized sweater. That sounds like pure bliss! Now I know here in San Diego it won't cool down until the end of October if we are lucky, but it can never be too early to prepare. Also, the stores aren't really giving us a choice, seeing that anything and everything that has to do with summer is already on clearance and rolling in all the fall option. I am not complaining since fall/winter fashion is my favorite, I love the idea of layering. I love the idea that you can have a few key pieces and mix them in different ways to totally change the look of your outfit. Over the next couple weeks I'll be sharing items that I find to make the transition a little easier on you and your wallet!!

When I think of colors I want to wear in fall, I think black, neutrals, and of course rich jewel tones. When I was shopping online at Impressions, this blouse immediately caught my eye! I love the way it flows and the fun cut out shoulder detail. Since it is going to be so hot as we make this transition into fall, I like to have options that are still weather appropriate and of course look cute at the same time. I chose to pair it with my light colored Old Navy jeans that I have worn to death this summer. This was my first pair of denim from Old Navy and I was seriously blown away by how much I LOVE them!! They are so soft, like buttery soft, which makes them feel extremely high end. But I only paid $19, winning!! One of my favorite pieces that makes transitioning into fall easier is booties. They are perfect to pair with your summer dresses, skirts and of course jeans. I'm in love with the laser cut detail on this pair. The color is also perfect and will go with everything.

Can we take a moment to take in how down right gorgeous this turquoise necklace is?! I know you're used to seeing really "blingy" pieces around me neck, but this piece simply stole the spotlight! Something about the necklace seems so unique and different. I love that it gave this look a little more laid back look, while still being chic. It's safe to say that this necklace might have started a full blown turquoise obsession!! Whatever you do you have to pop on over to House Of Dazzle and check out all the beautiful pieces they have to offer! I'm dying for this one & these. Eeek, let's just say I want them all!!

A little off topic, my sweet boyfriend nominated me for the #alsicebucketchallenge. He totally didn't think I would actually do it, but I proved him wrong. You can watch the video {here}. I nominated Ashley, Mary-Katherine and Kate if they want to participate. I have to be honest and tell you I almost didn't do the challenge. I just felt like people were doing to do it because it was cool. Then I watched this video and everything changed. I love how much awareness these videos are bringing to a worthy cause!! If only we could always be this excited about donating :)

Wow, that was a really long post!! I hope everyone has the BEST Friday!!

XOXO, Kayla

PS Remember there's still time to enter the Kute N' Klever giveaway that's going on right now!! You know you want to win that necklace and those fun lippies!!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

.Neon Tulle & ShopbellaC App Launch.

Blouse, c/o ShopbellaC // Tulle Skirt, c/o Bliss Tulle // Heels, MIA {similar here, here & obsessed with these} // Necklace, c/o Accessory Concierge // Bracelets, Jcrew & Forever 21 {old, loving this one!} // Clutch, Jcrew {similar here & here & just for fun} // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Koozie, c/o ShopbellaC // Phone Case, Kate Spade // Lips, Wet N' Wild {only $2 & a dupe for St. Germain by Mac} // Nails, Essie 'To Buy or Not To Buy'

Cue the confetti, pop the champs, and throw on your tulle skirt, I have super exciting news for all you savvy shoppers. The insanely popular online boutique and one of my fav shops to follow on Instagram has super exciting news. As of today, there's another fun way you'll be able to shop ShopbellaC. They have launched their very own smart phone app! It's compatible with Iphone & Android and you can download it in the app store and it's completely free, yay!! The really awesome part is what the app entails. Anything and everything ShopbellaC will be at your finger tips. You'll be able to shop, stalk their social media sites, catch up on their blog, and there's even a customer loyalty program. Girls, don't you wish every store made it this easy for you to shop and stay in the loop for upcoming events and sales? This takes shopping to a whole new level. This is a movement I am totally on board with. Some of my favorite blogger babes are also celebrating ShopbellaC today. Make sure to follow along on Instagram to show ShopbellaC some major retail love while celebrating this huge milestone!!

You're probably catching on that I love any reason to celebrate and I really couldn't think of a better reason to pull out my bliss tulle skirt. I love it paired with the neon floral blouse. They sure are an unexpected combo, but work so well together. This is one of those outfits I never want to take off. I could have twirled around for hours!

XOXO, Kayla

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Monday, August 18, 2014

.Shades of Pink & A Kute N' Klever Giveaway.

Dress, Nordstrom {exact color not online, same style here} // Heels, C.Wonder {sold out online, very similar option} // Purse, Tory Burch // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Bracelets, Groopdealz {not online, similar here}, Jcrew // Necklace, c/o Kute N' Klever // Lips, Pink Nouveau

Hello Loves! Can you believe it's Monday already?! I really wish the weekends wouldn't fly by so fast. I don't know about you but I could use a day in between Saturday & Sunday!!  I do have a little news that might make this Monday a little brighter. If you have follow me on Instagram or here on the blog, you have most likely noticed me rocking some Kute N Klever bling! From the Frosted Kupcake bracelet, to the Tortoise necklace, I love all of them! But hands down my all time favorite piece is the Tic, Tac, Toe necklace. My favorite part of getting ready is picking out my daily accessories. I always find myself reaching for this necklace. It looks amazing on it's own with it's vintage and unique feel. It also looks stunning layered with other jewels. It really is one of my most versatile pieces in my jewelry collection. 

On Saturday Tyler and I went down to Fashion Valley to do a little shopping for my girlfriend Brittany's birthday. While browsing the BP section in Nordstrom I stumbled across this dress in the sale section. I instantly fell in love with the multiple shades of pink and the fun criss cross in the back, which I forgot to get a picture of, boo! It was marked down to only $21 so I knew I had to have it. The brand is Mimi Chica, one of my favorites for fun dresses and rompers. Little tip, Marshalls & TJ Maxx (my favorites) get this brand in a lot and the dresses are typically range from $12.99-18.99. Talk about a steal!! 

Here comes the great news for you girls, Kute N' Klever and I have teamed up to giveaway this necklace to you along with my current favorite Mac Lipstick in 'St. Germain' & NYX buttergloss in 'Strawberry Parfait'.  All rules and details on how to enter are below.

How to Enter Giveaway:

*Follow A Darling Dream {here} & Kute N Klever {here} on Instagram

*Repost photo {below} using hashtag #adarlingkutegiveaway

*Follow A Darling Dream on GFC {here}

Additional Entries: 

*Follow A Darling Dream on Bloglovin' & Facebook & Pinterest 

The giveaway will run until Saturday August 23rd. The winner will be announced via Instagram. This giveaway is open to all US residents. 

P.S. If you're dying to get your hands on any Kute N Klever jewels in the meantime, they are having a summer blow out sale with up to 55% off. Use code: summer55

Thanks for stopping by!! Good luck and fingers crossed you win the giveaway!!

XOXO, Kayla

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Friday, August 15, 2014

.Lace White Dress.

Dress. c/o Audacious {not online, dying for this one!!}  // Heels, Shoemint {get on wait list}  // Clutch, c/o BNB Styling {serious must have, only $20!} // Sunnies, Karen Walker // Necklace, Bauble Bar {sold out, similar}, c/o Mindy Mae's Market // Bracelets, All Jcrew- Crystal, Pave, Pearls {not online, similar} // Nails, Essie 'Cute As A Button'

It's finally Friday!! YAY!! Is it me or has this week been extra long?! We have a pretty busy weekend planned, but I'm looking forward to spending it with friends and family. We are also celebrating one of our close friends birthday, so that should be a blast! Also, I'm excited to actually have some quality time with Ty. I feel like during the week we are so go, go, go, we barely get to just "hang out". I hope all of you have exciting things planned for this weekend!! 

I have been all about finding the perfect white dress this summer season. Every time I post about one here on the blog, I think I've found it. But seriously none have compared to this beauty from Audacious Boutique. From the moment I spotted it online, I knew I HAD to have it. The intricate lace detail at the top, to the way it flows, it stole my heart!! This dress is what my dreams are made of. I have to tell you, I never realized exactly how girly I was until I started this blog. As silly as it may sound, dresses like this are the reason I started this blog! I love having a little outlet where I can share my passion with other girls and guys that feel the same way!! Other people in my life may not understand how a dress like this, paired with a sequin clutch, leopard pumps, and just the right amount of jewels make my heart want to explode. 

P.S. J.crew is having an additional 30% off sale items right now & 50% off some jewelry with code: SHOPSALE....I snagged this bracelet that I've had my eye on forever for only $6!! I'm also lusting over this necklace, this fun pineapple tee, pom pom tank  and these perfect leopard wedges!! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

XOXO, Kayla 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

.Scallops on Scallops.

Blouse, Kensie via Macys {sold out, loving this & this} // Shorts, Forever 21 {not online, similar & loving these} // Heels, Kohls {on sale!} // Sunnies, Charlotte Russe {not online, similar here} // Necklaces, The Limited {similar here & here}, c/o Shiny Mix // Watch, Kate Spade // Bracelets, JcrewSage K. & Co., Charming Charlie {not online, similar here} // Glitter Clutch, Kate Spade {sold out, similar herebudget friendly version} // Lipstick, MAC 'St. Germain' // Nails, OPI 'Mod About You'

I've really gotten a lot of wear out of this top since I purchased it a couple months back{last seen here}. I always find myself reaching for it when I'm styling a colorful bottom, like these shorts! There's something about the bright, rich cobalt that really pulls an outfit together, while giving it that perfect pop of color. Or double pop of color in this case. I had to add the glitter clutch, because it has chunks of both colors running through it, so I felt it really tied it all together! Also, girls these heels are a serious must!! I have gotten so much wear out of them over the past couple months. Not to mention, they are surprisingly comfortable, and a little secret, I'm a huge wimp when it comes to wearing heels!! They're also on sale, so hey that means you can get multiple colors, right?! Don't you love it when  the "girl math" comes in to play!!

P.S. Kate Spade is having a secret sale right now with some items up to 75% off!! You better believe I made a wishlist and this purse, wallet, makeup bag, and bracelet are one it!! Hurry before everything sells out!!

Happy Wednesday, loves!! As always, thanks for stopping by!

XOXO, Kayla

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