At home with Capri Blue

At home with Capri Blue

 

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2786964″]

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. 

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2786961″]

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.”

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2774796″]

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway!

Giveaway!

I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you a Nordstrom Giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $1,000 gift card to Nordstrom. To enter, please use the widget below.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Money Can Buy Lipstick | Something Dashing | A Sparkle Factor | Glitter & Spice | DTK Austin
By Brittani Lauren | Style Weekender | Life Lutzurious | I’m Fixin’ To Blog | So Heather
January Hart | Adored by Alex | Sunflowers & Stilettos | Nines to 5 | Blush & Blooms
RDs Obsessions | Mrs Casual | Style of Sam | Chasing Cinderella Blog | Sunsets & Stilettos
A Lily Love Affair | The Trendy Tomboy | Darling Dearest Blog | The Beauty Beau | Rose Gold Lining
Red Soles & Red Wine | The Closet Crush | Cup of Charisma | Dressing Dallas | Vandi Fair
Marblelously Petite | Zoe with Love | Tonya Michelle 26 | Jules & Grey | Hundred Blog
Miss Estephanie | xoxo Bella | La Passion Voutee | Living Life Pretty | Pretty Yellow Things

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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 the U.S. and Canada.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Spring Skin Care Must Have Products

Spring Skin Care Must Have Products

Over the past few years, my haircare and bodycare routine has become as regimented as my skincare routine. I can still remember a time when I couldn’t get my hair to grow past my shoulders without looking healthy, let alone without visible split ends. It’s been several years that I have been doing the Japanese hair flattening treatment to my hair. Before that, I used to use heat on my hair every day (blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron), and was way to aggressive with my hair. Though I don’t color my hair, I do still do the straightening treatment about every 9-12 months. The biggest thing I did was to leave my hair alone, and let it air dry. I’ve really switched around and never really committed to a brand until recently I discovered Moroccanoil Fleur D’Oranger Collection. It first started with trying the collections’ shampoo and conditioner, which led me to try the rest of the collection, which I am now completely addicted to. Keep reading to see my current five products for achieving a healthy hair care and body care routine.

As someone who has always had skin complexity on the dryer side, I find myself always looking for products that address dry skin. As I started searching for a good product in Moroccanoil’s Fleur D’Oranger collection, I found the shower milk otherwise known as body wash very hydrating. It leaves my skin refreshed and revitalized delicately fragranced with an orange blossom scent. Part of my daily routine is making sure that I always carry my hand cream with me. Scented like the shower milk, the weightless hand cream absorbs quickly to protect the hands and leaving them soft and supple. With its natural gifts of argan oil and avocado oil, along with mango and shea butters, it allows to repair dry hands. These two products have become my favorites for treating dry skin.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, Moroccanoil’s shampoo and conditioner were the first two products that I tried in this collection. I was in search of a good conditioner that would add shine and moisture to my hair. I like to use the shampoo and conditioner duo a few times a week and mix in other products so that my hair doesn’t become to used to it and can still benefit from the products. It’s like a really good moisturizer for your face but for your hair. You can expect your hair to feel silky, soft,  smooth and healthy.

I tend to forget to use exfoliate my skin. Whenever I go visit my esthetician, she often reminds me to exfoliate but to be honest I think I can count on one hands the amounts of times that I have actually done it. I’m grateful that Moroccanoil’s Fleur D’Oranger collection features a body souffle.The product provides for great hydration benefits.

These are my five go-to products that I can’t get enough for spring. As I mentioned above, for shampoo and conditioner I switch back and forth (from drugstore brands to Sephora brands). Right now, I love the Moroccanoil’s shampoo and conditioner for moisture and shine throughout my hair. I feel like my hair is as soft as it is when I leave my hair salon.

 

Thank you to Moroccanoil for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

 

 

Festival Season

Festival Season

Festival season is upon us and though I can’t say I will be attending many festivals, I do at least hope to make it to Stagecoach. If there’s something worth battling the heat and crowds, you can count me in for some country music, cowboys and cowboy boots. Who else is with me? I may be biased because I have never been to Coachella but I have heard a lot about it and the atmosphere Stagecoach gives off is far more up my alley than Coachella seems to be. But, that’s just me. I have so many friends going to Coachella and maybe one year I’ll make my way to a festival. It just hasn’t happened yet. I don’t often pull off the festival jumpsuit look, but I thought this jumpsuit was just too cute to pass up on.


Ale by Alessandra Jumpsuit | Shoes | Bag

Having been to Stagecoach two years ago, I know the importance of having lightweight clothing to battle the heat but also know that the desert brings cooler temperatures in the evening. With that, this jumpsuit is perfect for any festival you may be attending. The fabric is so lightweight and so soft, makes it easy to move in. The only downside with the jumpsuit is going to the bathroom but keep in mind that this cute jumpsuit has a zipper in the back! I feel like this is one of those times you throw your hands up in the air and take a cute jumpsuit over the struggles that sometimes come with wearing a jumpsuit.  I also love this jumpsuit, this one and this one.

If you’re not going to festivals this spring or summer and just looking for a cute jumpsuit to wear to brunch or to a park picnic, it doesn’t mean you have to opt out of cute festival clothing. I love the floral design on this jumpsuit but I’ve also linked other jumpsuits that are currently on my “want” list.

I have been on a small bag kick as of late and this one has been one of my favorite go-to’s. I can wear it to brunch, out for drinks or with athleisure clothing. I think of this bag as my small but mighty bag. There are just so many pockets that I can fit everything that I need. If you’re wondering what I can fit in this bag, stay tuned for a blog post.

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2565779″]

 

White Midi Skirt

White Midi Skirt

If I were to describe my dress code in one word, it would be feminine. It seems as though no matter the season or location, I tend to gravitate towards more feminine pieces. I find that I gravitate towards more dresses, skirts, and looks that I can dress up. My parents have told me that ever since I was a little girl, I would naturally find my way to the twirly dresses or ones that sparkled. It’s safe to say that things haven’t quite changed all that much.


This skirt has been one of my favorites since the even that I hosted with Alice & Olivia. I love that I can pair the tops with blush colors like this one or soft blues like this one, but also dark colors like this one and this one for a more evening look.

With this skirt being sold out, I’ve paired similar skirts that I love and can be paired with similar tops. I wore this look out to LA Fashion Week last week and it was simply the perfect occasion to wear this skirt to. After the show, my roommate and I walked across the street to have dinner at Zinque. If you’ve not been, you’ll love it and it will become your favorite local eatery. I love the neighborhood feeling it has and the intimate vibe the restaurant gives off. With the restaurant staff all speaking french, you sometimes feel like you could be in Paris eating at a cafe overlooking the Eiffel Tower. I recommend trying “Le Bowl” with chicken or the tuna tartare tartine. And, of course grab a glass of wine because why not?

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2531864″]