Thursday, November 26, 2015

.Thankful, Grateful, Blessed.

Dress, Target {girls XL} blouse version {here} // Shoes, c/o Prima Donna // Lips, Bobbi Brown 'Plum Rose'

Dress, Target // Flats, Old Navy {on sale!} // Headband, c/o Ryleigh And Rue

Every single day I feel beyond blessed for my little family and dear friends. This time of the year always makes me reflect on the past year. I would have to say this past year has truly been the best and quite the adventure as well. 

Here's a glimpse at our holiday photos we took this past week with the insanely talented Yana. Kennedy is at such an amazing age and these pictures capture her sweet personality perfectly.  I will forever treasure these photos! 

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support that you all continue to give me. When I started this blog I never imagined I would meet so many wonderful people that I can call friends! I hope you have the most wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday weekend with your loved ones!! 

Xo, Kayla 

P.S. If you're in the San Diego area make sure to check out Yana's page {here}. She's a dream to work with and as you can tell beyond talented. She's blessed with a natural talent. The way she captures the light just leaves me in awe! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

.Mommy & Mini Style, Fall Brights.

Dress, c/o Chantilly Dallas // Shoes, Nordstrom // Necklace, c/o Socal Gems  {not online, obsessed with this necklace!} // Sunnies, Forever 21 {only $7 in stores. similar here} // Bracelets, c/o INPink {herehere & here} J.Crew // Lips, Bobbi Brown 'Plum Rose' & NYX Butter Gloss 'Eclair' 

Dress, Target // Bow, c/o Everly Avenue {obsessed!!} // Moccs, c/o Sweet N Swag

Happy Wednesday or what I like to call it, Happy Thanksgiving Eve!! Can you honestly believe that in one day it will be Thanksgiving and then the most wonderful time of the year?! I don't even feel like summer happened so I really have no idea how we only have one month of 2015 left! Time is flying, but at the same time I feel like we just brought Kennedy home from the hospital! Guess that's part of getting old ;) Anyways, I don't know about you, but I really love holiday eve's just as much as the actual holiday! There's just so much excitement and anticipation in the air. It also helps that Tyler & I have the day off and get to celebrate by taking a quick trip to the mountains to show our little love some of our favorite spots. I hope you're spending today doing something fun with your loved ones too!

No matter what time of year it is, I will always be a girl that loves to wear color! It makes my heart happy. This dress was no exception! I first fell in love with it online, but when it arrived I seriously couldn't wait to wear it. The print is amazing, it's colorful and fun, but not over the top. I wore it over the weekend for an event at Nordstrom and got so many compliments on it! I had three girls stop me to ask details! It's one of those dresses that's great to have in your closet so you can throw it on at a moments notice when you make spontaneous plans. Perfect for the holidays, when you want a break from the typical color schemes!

As much as I outfit plan for myself, I find myself thinking about Kennedy's outfit ALL THE TIME! #momlife On a typical day when getting Kennedy ready, you can find me planning her outfits around A) Mine & B) Whichever bow that I am currently obsessing over!! This past week almost every outfit she wore was revolved around this mini sailor bow from Everly Avenue. It's just precious and basically the cutest thing! I couldn't be more obsessed with the shape of the bow. I love small shops and Everly Avenue is at the top of my list for cutest bows! You can tell a lot love goes into their bows! Make sure to follow them on Instagram {here} because I'm sure they'll be running great holidays deals.

P.S. Black Friday sales have already started at a lot of your favorite retailers. I don't know about you, but I would rather shop the sales early & online in my pjs :) I will link the sales below that I may or may not have already started shopping. The Old Navy one being my favorite because I just die for their baby section!!

Black Friday Sales:

{Old Navy} 30-40 % off with code EARLYBIRD
{Gap} 50% off everything with code EARLY
{J.Crew} 30% off full priced items & 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY
{Nordstrom} Has a bunch of new sale items & they are always price matching!!

Happy Shopping!!

Xo, Kayla

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Friday, November 20, 2015

.Gift Guide, Gold & Blush Obsessed.

{Just click the item to shop it!}

I'm excited to start my gift guide series that will go on through the holidays! To kick it off I wanted to do a specific color pallet that I have been loving, gold & blush! Of course, it's no secret that I'm over the moon in love with gold, but lately I have been craving blush pieces as well. I just love the subtle girly feeling that it gives while feeling chic & sophisticated at the same time. I'm also a sucker for anything with my initial on it! Hints all the personalized mugs & trinkets. Above I rounded up some of the pieces that I have been eyeing and maybe added to my list for Santa ;) Most things are under $50.00 with a majority of them being around $15! That way you can get one for your mom, sister or girlfriend and get yourself a little present as well!

Please shoot me an email {} if there's a specific gift guide you'd like to see!!

Xo, Kayla

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

.Blush Faux Fur.

Faux Fur Vest, c/o Style Nut Boutique {currently sold out but restocking this month!} // Dress, c/o Style Nut Boutique {currently sold out, but you can preorder} // Necklace, c/o Jane Stone  // Sunnies, c/o Ditto {obsessed!! Get your own pair free for a month using code: DARLINGDREAM} // Booties, c/o Impressions Online Boutique // Bracelets, c/o INPink {here, here & here}

Every year around this time when the temps start dropping here in San Diego, I find myself reaching for faux fur. Typically in the form of a vest! Since we don't get to layer here like the east coast, it's the perfect solution. It's that one piece that makes me feel like I'm dressing for fall, but still Southern California appropriate. 

This blush faux fur is my favorite this season. While I would normally gravitate towards a darker color scheme lately I've been crushing on blush & cream faux fur. This one from Style Nut really stole my heart. I loved it paired with this fun boho styled dress! It's such a fun day date look. Which is exactly what I wore it for. Our date included a blog photo shoot & an hour in Target :) My how times have changed!! I also think this vest would look adorable with a pair of dark skinny jeans, a flowly blouse and boots.

The dress & vest are showing that they are sold out online. You can pre-order the dress and they will get it in stock shortly! It will ship early December, just in time for the holidays. Sadly, they will not be restocking the vest, but I linked up similar styles below for you to shop! One of them is even on sale for $19.99!

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Kayla

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

.Mommy & Mini Style, Leopard Fur.

( always trying to steal our sunnies! )

( Again I had a really hard time narrowing down the photos! She's just too much! ) 


Faux Fur Vest, Target {girls XL, such a great deal!} // Chambray, c/o Miss Match {favorite!}// Ponte Leggings, Macy's // Flats, c/o Prima Donna {obsessed!} // Necklace, c/o Jane Stone // Sunnies, c/o  Ditto {get first month free: DARLINGDREAM}


Faux Fur Vest, H&M {splurge & save}  // Bow, c/o Loved By Sophia Claire // Moccs, c/o Sweet N Swag  // Leggings, Kohls {similar-love this brand!}

If I could twin my little lady every single day I would. I really hope she allows this to continue until she's 16! Seeing her in this outfit was just too much. Her cuteness was on a whole new level. My heart almost exploded! 

My vest is from Target last year, but they have one this season that I think I like even more! It's the perfect addition for any holiday outfit! Speaking of the holidays, have you guys started planning your outfits already?! We are going to have two sets of family Christmas photos taken so I have been planning like crazy. I got Kennedy's dress weeks ago so I have been planning around that :) #littlefashionista. So far one set of photos has gold, leopard, and neutrals. I'm thinking the other will have reds, plaid and tulle. I can't wait!! The holidays are going to be so much better this year with our little love bug!!

Xo, Kayla

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