At home with Capri Blue

At home with Capri Blue

 

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If you come to my house, the one thing you will notice is that every single table will almost always have at least 1 candle! My roommate often thinks I’m crazy if tables have more than one candle on them. But I think it’s totally okay, don’t you? Here’s a look at home with Capri Blue. 

Though I have many candles brand that i love, Capri Blue has always been one of my go-to brands for candles and diffusers. I usually get them at Nordstrom, Anthropologie and Amazon as of late. And, I can’t help myself to buy at least one when I come across them. Trust me, my roommate thinks I have candle problems. I will find a place for a candle if a table already has one sitting there.

Due to the luxury of working from home a few days of the week, I often find that candles burning while I work make for a much better day! I find myself moving around my house to work, sometimes I work on the kitchen counter, other times I am sitting in the living room with TV in the background but almost always do I have a Capri Blue candle burning in the background. There’s just something about a candle burning that puts you in the right mood, and sometimes gives you a sense of clarity (at least it does for me).

Capri Blue fragrances are unique yet vibrant in their own way. I recently rented a home in Denver and knew upon entering that there was a Capri Blue candle or diffuser in the home. Surely enough, there was a volcano diffuser sitting in the living room and knew it was time to get Capri Blue back in my home. One of my favorite fragrances is VolcanoIt smells like tropical fruits and sugarered citrus. Second to Volcano, I love Aloha-Orchid and the smell is more subtle with flowers like gardenia, orchid and jasmine. I love burning this candle in the evening right before I go to bed.

Capri Blue candles and products are subtle yet strong enough to provide my home with the perfect ambiance for me time or when I have company. Often times, I find myself buying candles contingent of the season, but with Capri Blue, I find that they compliment any season. Not only do they smell incredible, but they are so decorative that I find they add a special touch to my home! P.S. my favorite is the watercolor collection specifically aloha orchid and modern mint

Be sure to check out their website for soaps, lotions, room sprays and more! There are so many products worth getting! If you’re looking for a gift for a friend or even for yourself, I highly recommend gifting Capri Blue. It’s the perfect staple to any home and what better gift than a candle. 

Thank you to Capri Blue for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and completely my own. 

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Pinstripe Jumpsuit

Pinstripe Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuit

I love writing my Thursday posts, it’s a gentle reminder that the weekend is near. I can start thinking about what my weekend plans will entail without feeling back that it’s only Monday and the weekend seems so far.

If you didn’t know, before I started working in commercial real estate development, I did some party planning both in LA and in Denver and loved it! As much as I loved it, I knew that building up a career that I would possibly have to give up in order to have a family was something that led me to choose a different career path. Having said that, I am so excited to plan a party this weekend and the next coming weeks for a few friends who are leaving LA. Stay tuned for photos on my insta stories!

I found this pinstripe jumpsuit which makes the perfect day to night outfit. I find myself wearing it to work and then changing a few accessories to make it out to dinner with my friends. I’ve also linked a few of my other favorites jumpsuits which would also make perfect pre-fall outfits.

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Photography: Christy Kendall

Golden Hour

Golden Hour

Today, I am sharing a few tips on how you can gain confidence in your life:

  1. Define what you want and who you want to be.
  2. Set goals to measure progress.
  3. Acknowledge your shortcomings but don’t allow yourself to dwell on them (or bring you down).
  4. Reward yourself responsibly when you hit your goals.
  5. Repeat positive behavior.

Maxi Dress

Hi friends! So first off, I have been trying to share on my stories my journey leading up to my first 5K race as best as I can. This past Saturday, I ran my first 5K which honestly felt like a marathon to me. My whole life I didn’t love running at all. In high school, I chose to be on the swim team so I wouldn’t have to run in PE, not a joke. But, it was my intention to set a goal and become confident in being able to get there. In yoga, you are often asked “what is your intention” and as of late mine has been “follow through, don’t quit”. More so than not, we set goals for ourselves and we don’t always follow through or we often say “I am going to do….” instead of “I will have this done”, do you notice yourself saying this at all?

With that, I decided I would sign up for a 5K and train as much as possible and try to enjoy running. The result of all of this is if you put your mind towards something, you can do it. It’s more about mental power than the physical power. You must be confident that you can succeed. Although, I felt disappointed in how my legs were cramping during my run, I have to look at it as I finished and I didn’t quit. I finished as 6th in my category of 16. So, I suppose for the first time that wasn’t all that bad but we are our own worst critiques. Instead of dwelling, I immediately signed up for my next race during breast cancer awareness month. If you are in LA and want to run or walk a 5K, you can join my team here, name of the team is “Save the Tatas.”

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Photography: Christy Kendall Photography

 

 

 

$550 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $550 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for some spring shopping!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 8/21.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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the one piece you need

the one piece you need

 

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Bathing Suit | Poncho |

With the Nordstrom sale ending in a few days, I am sharing the one piece you must have in your closet. I remember a couple years ago, the one piece was nowhere to be found on social media and in stores, but now you just can’t get enough of them. It seems that girl everywhere are rocking the one piece bathing suits to bodysuits to even wearing bathing suits as body suits (guilty!).  The one piece is so effortless. There is no frantic rummaging through your drawers to find matching top and bottoms, or tops that would go with a different bottom. I love how versatile it can be, where you can wear it from beachwear to street wear for a simple pair of shorts.

Other than the fact that there are just SO many cute one pieces out there this summer, sometimes a one piece is preferred when you just know you’re going to want to eat that burger for lunch, or later have a couple beers. While you should always love your body, we know that doesn’t always come easy. The one piece gives you the flexibility and freedom to eat your saucy burger and truffle Parmesan fries without having to worry about the bloat.

I am sharing some of my favorite one piece bathing suits linked below. I am wearing a small in this one, you could size up if you have bigger boobs like I do.

If you didn’t get a chance to enter for this giveaway on Tuesday, don’t forget to do so today!!

Photography: Christy Kendall Photography

 

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This week I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $700 gift card to Nordstrom.
Money Can Buy Lipstick | Blush & Blooms | Coming Up Roses | Brighton On A Budget | Miss Molly Moon | Blondes & Bagels
A Gallon of Glitter | DTK Austin | Pretty in Pink Megan | Trendy Chickadee | The Closet Crush | Greta Hollar
RD’s Obsessions | Gracefully Taylored | Posh in Progress | The Haute Sweat | Ashley’s Passion for Fashion| The Trendy Tomboy
The Dandy Liar | Super Fashionable | Style Weekender | My Boring Closet | Twenty Teenz | Audrey Madison Stowe
So Heather | Middle of Somewhere Blog | Something Dashing | Style Miss Molly | I’m Fixin’ To Blog | Truth or Flares

Use the widget below to enter the giveaway. The more “tasks” you complete, the more entries you will receive. The winner will be announced (on the widget) within 2 weeks of the giveaway ending. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Your New Favorite Striped Linen Shorts

Your New Favorite Striped Linen Shorts

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| Shorts | Blouse |

Finding the perfect pair of linen shorts has proven to be quite the task. You don’t want to look like an older woman nor do you want it to accentuate areas you may be less proud of.

I recently have become a huge fan of Club Monaco, and they have so many must-haves as far as the linen shorts go. This pair might be your new favorite striped linen shorts but i also love this pink ruffled detail short. Not only is the waist a cinched-ruffled look but I just love the cute bow that ties at the front.

I recently mentioned that ruffles were a big trend this season, and you will see more of it as we transition from summer to fall. See my previous post featuring this pink ruffled dress. I chose to pair these striped linen shorts with a ruffled one shoulder blouse. Some may think that there is “too much” going on but I beg to differ.

No, this post is not sponsored. I genuinely love Club Monaco clothing, and i love them more when they have sales! (I mean, who doesn’t love a good sale?)

To complete the outfit, I chose to add this Kate Spade straw bag. Unfortunately, this bag is now sold out but I found this straw bag that I love and this one if you’re looking to complete your straw bag wardrobe. Besides, it’s the perfect bag to add to your new favorite striped linen shorts! Read below for a fun giveaway! It’s the perfect way to end the amazing Nordstrom sale!

Photography: Christy Kendall Photography

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This week I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $700 gift card to Nordstrom.
Money Can Buy Lipstick | Blush & Blooms | Coming Up Roses | Bright On A Budget | Miss Molly Moon | Blondes & Bagels
A Gallon of Glitter | DTK Austin | Pretty in Pink Megan | Trendy Chickadee | The Closet Crush | Greta Hollar
RD’s Obsessions | Gracefully Taylored | Posh in Progress | The Haute Sweat | Ashley’s Passion for Fashion| The Trendy Tomboy
The Dandy Liar | Super Fashionable | Style Weekender | My Boring Closet | Twenty Teenz | Audrey Madison Stowe
So Heather | Middle of Somewhere Blog | Something Dashing | Style Miss Molly | I’m Fixin’ To Blog | Truth or Flares

Use the widget below to enter the giveaway. The more “tasks” you complete, the more entries you will receive. The winner will be announced (on the widget) within 2 weeks of the giveaway ending. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents.a Rafflecopter giveaway