Work Life Balance Tips

These days, work-life balance can seem nearly impossible. With technology, it makes employees available around the clock. You get an email at 9pm, and if you answer once, your employer will expect you to always be available. The fear of losing jobs makes for longer... read more

Something Minnie

 It’s been a little bit since my last post but I wanted to share with you guys and update on #TheBikiniandI. It seems as though so much has changed in such a short amount of time. It’s officially been 17 days since I started my prep and I am still 15 weeks... read more

Holidays in Colorado

MY FAVORITE JACKET (an investment piece)  | WINTER BOOTIES (C/O COLE HAAN) Our Colorado trip is an annual trip that my family and I have been doing since I was in college there. When I was growing up, we had a place in Mammoth Lakes but as the kids (me and my brother)... read more

Teddy Sweater

Zara Jacket I wanted to take the time to elaborate a little bit more on this exciting journey that is to come for the first six months of the year-that being the bikini competition. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to make this a part of “Something... read more

Looks like a watch, acts like a smartwatch

Our world revolves around being connected all of the time, checking our emails, checking our missed calls and in recent time checking how many steps we’ve taken and making sure we get 10,000 steps a day. As much as I love wearing my apple watch, sometimes I... read more

Fall Girl’s Trip Pt.2

There are so many little neighborhoods in Denver that I love, with the lower highlands being at the top of the list. But, I also love Larimer Square and watching the street get decorated several times of year with different banners. I wouldn’t say that The... read more

Fall Girl’s Trip Pt. 1

As you know I flew into one of my favorites places for a little girl’s getaway weekend in Colorado. Ali and I are both from California, but we both went to school in Colorado (at different times) and actually met each other in Los Angeles a couple years ago... read more

Cable Knit Sweater

I have been craving sweater weather. And, pretending it is sweater weather has been rather difficult with temperatures soaring near 110 these last few days. At first, I thought I could swing a sweater and some boots during some cooler weather, but as the heat wave... read more

5 ways to beat the monday blues

Club Monaco Dress (sold out)  1. Prepare for Monday on Friday-Mondays tend to be extra stressful from work that piled up the afternoon before you left for the weekend on the previous Friday. For many of us, it’s hard to jump back in to the swing of things. To... read more

My favorite 6 Beaches in LA

Romper Romper | Apple Watch Sharing 6 beaches you should visit in LA: For the hopeless romantic: El Matador Beach-This beach is located about 10 miles northwest of Malibu. The secluded pocket beach has rocky shores, robust waves and some of the prettiest waters in LA.... read more

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.... read more

Golden Hour

Today, I am sharing a few tips on how you can gain confidence in your life: Define what you want and who you want to be. Set goals to measure progress. Acknowledge your shortcomings but don’t allow yourself to dwell on them (or bring you down). Reward yourself... read more


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. Money Can Buy Lipstick | Something Dashing | A Sparkle Factor | Glitter &... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Noosa Yoghurt, An Everyday Snack

  One of the most rewarding parts of blogging is the chance to collaborate with a brand you love. So, when Noosa Yoghurt reached out about sharing their three new flavors, I jumped at the opportunity. If you aren’t familiar with Noosa you’re in for a... read more

Bundled in Denver

In the middle of December, we decided to take a road trip to Colorado and chose to take a weekend trip to Denver bringing along Mia.  I have been to Denver several times, as seen here and here, but I’ve never quite spent time exploring Cherry Creek quite like I... read more

Alpaca Ombre Cape

I got this alpaca ombre cape on the day before I left for our Colorado trip and it was a purchase that I am so glad I made. I often reach for it when grabbing a cup of coffee in the morning over some jeans and a shirt, or to where to dinner and during a walk in the... read more


I hope everyone had a wonderful few days spending time with their loved ones. We had the absolute best trip with our family in Colorado and wish we were still there. We’re back home and headed out to Mexico on Saturday to ring in the New Year with more family at the... read more

The First Sign of Winter

Last Monday, my brother, Mia and I drove out to Colorado. We stayed at The Sebastian-Vail-A Timbers Resort, a hotel that I have had been wanting to go to for the past few years. We knew it would be cold, but we didn’t expect the winter wonderland we had arrived... read more

Getting Personal with Kiehl’s

Sweater: AG (old but similar here and here) | Denim: Frame | Booties: Valentino (similar here under $150) | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (similar here or here) | Lipstick: Bobbi Brown If you’re not familiar, Kiehl’s is a skincare line with so many... read more

At home with Mia

Glamorous Sweater | Denim  If anything has changed since I got a puppy, it would be that my life is more balanced, there is consistency and more importantly I have a huge responsibility. I hesitated on the idea of getting a puppy for nine months, no joke, I... read more

6 ways to wake up motivated

Dress: Cynthia Rowley | Shoes: Valentino (similar under $100 here)| Bag: Valentino (similar under $130 here) How did you feel when you woke this morning? Maybe you were tired or perhaps even sad. Sometimes life can be stressful, and it can be difficult to get in the... read more

Top Travel Essentials You Need

Denim (similar here and here) | Blouse (sold out similar here and also love this one) | Jacket (last season but similar here, here and love this one under $100) | Chanel Flats (similar here and here) Photography: Christy Kendall Photography In light of traveling... read more

Say goodbye to summer

Photography: Christy Kendall Photography Dress: Lovers & Friends (love it in navy too)| Shoes: Valentino | Bag: Celine via (similar here and here) It’s that time of the year where we are saying goodbye to summer and welcoming fall (with open... read more

Farmer’s Market

Dress: Lovers & Friends on sale (similar here & so cute $60)  | Shoes: Valentino (love these under $50 here) | Bag: Fendi (dupe under $100 here) Photographer: Christy Kendall Photography If there is one thing I love about the weekends, it’s the weekly... read more

Telluride, CO

A few weeks ago, my friend and I jetted off to Colorado for a few days. We originally wanted to go Beaver Creek but unavailability led us to the beautiful town of Telluride. Both of us had never been. The only way to get to Telluride is to drive from a nearby airport... read more

Add some length

Romper ($48) | Hair Extensions Photography: Rachel Elizabeth Hogan Let’s talk about hair extensions for a minute. Have you ever wanted them? or thought it might be fun to have longer hair? I know I have. My hair tends to grow really slowly, and I mean slowly.... read more

Get your groove back

  Dress: Self-Portrait (similar under $50 here) | Shoes: Schutz (similar under $100 here) | Bag: Fendi (similar dupe under $100 here) | First off, I can’t believe it is already August! Where has the time gone? Before we know it, it’ll be time for the... read more

Skin Care Routine

Photography: Rachel Elizabeth Hogan One of my most asked questions is how I care for my skin, so today I am sharing the skin care routine that I have been using for the past couple of months. The older that I get the more I try to focus on how to care for my skin. For... read more

go-to white summer dresss

Dress: Lumier ($116)| Shoes: Schutz (similar here for under $80) | Bag: Tory Burch The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself- Diane Von Furstenberg As humans, we crave the feeling of acceptance, we yearn for the feeling of... read more

walk in the park

Denim: Current Elliott | Blouse: Similar here and here | Shoes: Valentino (similar here) | Bag: Celine (get this identical one for only $89) | Belt: Hermes (similar here) | Ring: David Yurman | Happy Monday friends! I just spent a lovely weekend in Lake Arrowhead with... read more

make lemonade

  Dress: Joie (comes in white here ) or similar style here)| Shoes: Schutz | Bag: Celine (similar here -looks identical for just $89) I have gone back and forth on whether to share something so personal to me, but I supposed when life gives you lemons... read more


  Blush Top | White Skirt| Open-toe Booties | Bag (similar under $60 here) Happy Tuesday! I’m getting really excited to show you the re-branding of Something Dashing really soon! I have loved working with Harper Maven Design. She is making my Pinterest... read more

Easter Sale Picks

[show_ms_widget id=”33583907″ image_id=”38364359″ width=”545″ height=”593″] These are just a few of my favorites from the Easter Sale. You can shop all the Easter Sale deals below! Happy Shopping! Rebecca Taylor | up to... read more

A Suite Life

Photos: Noah Berg Photography Hotel: Ritz Carlton Denver  So, I travel to Colorado, a lot. And, by now you may have realized when I mean a lot, I mean quite frequently. For me, it’s a mini vacation, a place I can go to escape and be with my friends. I love... read more

Kleenex Facial Cleansing Products

Healthier looking skin is at the top of every woman’s beauty wish list and your cleansing routine just got even better thanks to the new line of Kleenex Facial Cleansing products! Whether you’re getting ready for work or coming back from a night out,... read more

Inside my beauty bag

      What’s better than being at work and getting deliveries for your blog? I’m not sure quite sure! I love getting gifts at work, sometimes I feel like a little child who gets a piece of candy or something like that but work has been so... read more

kicking up snow

HI Friends! I am still in the middle of settling into my new house. I finally got my sofa delivered, which was really exciting since now we can sit somewhere other than the floor or my bed. It’s slowly coming together, but like with anything–good things... read more

Staying warm

David Yurman stacked ring | Sweater Dress similar here | Puffer | Bag| Beanie | Lancome Lipstick | Gloves HI FRIENDS! I’ve spent my first whole weekend at my new place this weekend, really taking a moment to relax and spend time with friends. Oh not to mention,... read more

Sundance, Utah Travel Guide

Why Sundance?  We had just come back into town from Colorado on a Sunday and on a Tuesday, we decided let’s head to Utah to ski. We had friends staying in Deer Valley but we decided to try something new and visit the beautiful and small town of Sundance.... read more

Denver, Colorado Travel Guide

Denver So, I frequently visit Denver because I used to go to school in Boulder and many of my friends still live in Denver. Every time, I land in Colorado, I feel at home. Everything feels right. The people are so kind and down to earth, people stop on the street and... read more

Beaver Creek, Colorado Travel Guide

Why Beaver Creek?  I spent several years of my life in Colorado and knew there were so many hidden gems. After coming across Beaver Creek, I just knew this was a unique place, unlike the other resorts in Colorado. I can’t say I have been to all the resorts in... read more

Gift Guide | Last minute gifts!

    | WEST ELM Steven Allan Ombre Throw | WILLIAM SONOMA Peppermint Bark | LE COUVENT DES MINIMES Blood Orange and Rosemary Hand Cream |TED BAKER Simulated Pearl and Crystal Rose Gold Toned Necklace | WEST ELM Cast Metal Jewelry Tree | KATE SPADE 2016... read more

Fitness meets Fashion

Denim | Striped Tee (30% off w/ code GIFTNOW) | Bag | Fur Vest (40% off) | Watch  Hello Lovelies! It’s almost Christmas, can you all believe it? And in a matter of a few days after that it will be the New Year. I missed a couple of outfits posts last week as I... read more

Gift Guide | No Budget

      SAINT LAURENT chain wallet | SELF PORTRAIT Azaelea Dress | CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN So Kate | SAINT LAURENT Lipsticks | DAVID YURMAN Petite Albion Ring with Diamonds | VALENTINO Rockstud Leather Lock Clutch | TIBI Bubble Knitted Turtleneck Sweater... read more

Gift Guide | Under $500

SAINT LAURENT Monogram Grained Leather Card Case | DAVID YURMAN Chatelaine Pendant Necklace | TORY BURCH Wembley Riding Boot | TORY BURCH Perry Tote | MICHELE Cape Topaz Watch with Silicone Strap | PRADA Napa leather gloves | NEIMAN MARCUS Ombre Tie Dye Cashmere Shawl... read more

Gift Guide| Under $50

TASHA Chunky Knit Head Wrap | STILA “modern blooms” lip glaze collection | SLANT COLLECTIONS “Yay, Boom, Cheers” Shot Glasses (set of 3) | DREAMERS BY DEBUT Junior Women’s Dreamers by Debut Cowl Neck Sweater| BP Women’s Plaid Poncho... read more

At home with The Swatch Box

No matter how big or small your apartment or your home is, we tend to recycle our home goods for the new season or trend or sometimes just because you see something you must have in your home. We do the same thing with our clothing so why not give it a try for your... read more

Gift Guide | Under $100

BOBBI BROWN Creamy Lip Color | ARIE Simulated Pearl Bracelet | KATE SPADE New York Large 17-Month 2016 Agenda | SURELL Rex Rabbit Fur Earmuffs w/ Halo Band | DIPTYQUE Vanille Scented Candle, 190g | UGG Australia Mini Bailey Bow Genuine Shearling Lined Boot |... read more

Deliver Happiness

Greetabl is a greeting card that quickly folds up into an adorable gift box, allowing you to wrap gift cards, small gifts, treats and much more with your message. It is much more than a greeting card you can buy at the drugstore, it’s an experience. An... read more

sparkly gold

    DRESS Alice and Olivia| SHOES Christian Louboutin | RING David Yurman | WATCH Michele |WINE  The holidays are coming up so soon, sooner than you might realize! There’s 46 days until Christmas and for those who don’t... read more

must have yoga apparel

LEGGINGS//TANK//BRA// I spend a lot of time doing yoga that I thought I would share must have yoga apparel.  I go to yoga 3-4 times a week and if my schedule permits then I try to go more often. Six months ago, I became certified as a power yoga teacher at Corepower... read more


BLOUSE//SKIRT (sold out but similar here and here)//SHOES//BAG  Happy almost Halloween! What are you dressing up as? I still haven’t decided. I know that sounds bad but I have been so busy doing work things and blog things that I haven’t really stopped to... read more

Cake Mix

  Photography: Rachel Elizabeth Hogan (@rachelelizabethhogan)//Studio-Cupcakes: Cake Mix// Jacket: J.Crew (on SALE under $100)// After spending my morning at the Shopstyle Collective breakfast at The London West Hollywood, I spent my afternoon decorating cupcakes... read more

That 70s Style

Last year, I bought these flares from Nordstrom Rack and instantly fell in love with them. When I saw the fall trends for this season, I got so excited to be able to bring them out and add some more to my closet. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my skinnies but the... read more

Faux Suede

  Dress: Lulus ( similar styles here, here, and here) // Bag: Valentino (similar styles under $100 here) // Shoes: Valentino (similar style under $100 here) // Watch: Michele (similar style under $300 here and here)  I hope you all had a fun and safe Labor Day... read more

Rosemary Wedding Decor

  Rosemary is a versatile plant in such a way that it can be used in food, drinks, floral arrangements and decor. As we move slowly into fall with the end of summer, we move into the holiday season and rosemary becomes more prominent. Below, I have gathered quite... read more

Curio Press

Happy Hump Day! I teamed up with Curio Press to give you just the perfect giveaway of handcrafted paper goods. I know that I tend to always want to order personalized stationery and never really get around to it as I get distracted looking at clothes and shoes. But... read more

Santa Barbara

Last weekend, I spent the weekend with my friends in Santa Barbara. One of my friends lives in San Francisco and the other lives in Denver so we decided to meet in Santa Barbara for a small girls getaway. We rented an airbnb cottage a couple of miles away from... read more

Santorini & Mykonos

I am a bit late on posting about my trips but can I just say the last few weeks have been so hectic I feel like I have been go go go lately that it’s so nice to sit and enjoy home a bit. I had the most incredible time touring Europe this summer on two separate... read more

Knit Sweater

  I spent the first week of my getaway in Brussels visiting family and visiting my brother who was working at a law firm. If you’ve never been to Belgium, it is definitely a place worth considering to check out. Many people forget Belgium as it is a very... read more

Island Life

  Last week I wrote about Harbour Island and one of its best restaurants, Sip Sip Restaurant, if you haven’t already-go take a peek! But this post is really about island life in the Bahamas. Many of us go on vacation every year should it be to Europe or... read more


I’ve partnered up with Warby Parker to showcase a glimpse of how I have started to spend my summer. Here are some captured moments that highlight some of my most fond experiences, travel adventures and local hot spots. But, how I see summer through my summer... read more

Harbour Island

   Every year we go to the Bahamas as a family for Thanksgiving and sometimes we go more than just once a year. I love being able to go there during the summer. Although, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year and everyone is spending time with their... read more

Best 10 Romantic Honeymoon Cities…

Best 10 Romantic Honeymoon Spots: 1. Paris: Whether you’ve been here or not, chances are you’ll want to come back again and again. From taking photos of the Eiffel Tower to sipping coffees at brasseries and nibbling at croissants; there is just so much to... read more


During my travel in Europe, we decided to take a day trip to Bruges-which is about an hour and a half from Brussels. Bruges is a beautiful city distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. The first thing we did when we got into the village... read more


Paris…there is just so much I could possibly say about this beautiful city. My mom and I decided we would spend one night in Paris while in Europe, so we did! It was my birthday last week and the only thing I really wanted to do was to go to Paris. We stayed at... read more

wedding photographer…

Follow these steps to find the perfect photographer to capture your special day: Step 1: Settle on a Style  Before you can begin to search around for a photographer, you will need to first decide what type of photography style you prefer; as that will help determine... read more

lauren conrad’s apple pie…

I was looking at my instagram yesterday afternoon, and came across Lauren Conrad’s page of this amazing apple pie. I decided to opt out of going out and make this apple pie instead. Despite slicing finger and a few other cuts, the apple pie is to die for! I... read more

spring drinks…

Minted Hibiscus and Raspberry  What you need:  8 cups water 3 cups raspberries 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish 6 hibiscus tea bags or 6 Tbs. hibiscus flowers 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups silver tequila 1/2 cup Grand Marnier 1/2 cup fresh lime... read more

weekend breakfast…

There’s no one else I’d rather spend a Saturday (or a Sunday) with. Whether you’re sweet, savory, or on the go, you’re the reason we get out of bed. And we’re not your only fans–here’s how a true breakfast buff sings your... read more

mason jars…

The only guide you’ll ever need for crafting with our favorite country staple whether it be lifestyle, home or bridal.          ... read more

blueprint registry…

Recently Engaged? Check out Blueprint Registry, a wedding registry that allows to register for your home, honeymoon or new life together from the comfort of your home. 1. Registering is free & easy 2. Add gifts based on the layout of your home 3. Shop products... read more

motivational workout quotes…

Here is a good way to end your week and start your next week with some positivity. I live by these quotes and find them to be inspirational and motivational.  Take the first step or continue your journey today to go for a hike, ride a bike, swim, go to yoga or... read more


The Maldives consists of 1192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls making this one of the world’s most dispersed countries. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars, situated atop a submarine ridge. If you are looking for a... read more


After reading my post on yoga the other day, some of you may be thinking “yoga isn’t a workout” or “what’s the point” or “I don’t believe in doing yoga.” Well I was sitting in your shoes about two years ago. The... read more

dreamy master bedroom…

A bedroom, especially your master bedroom, should be a restful and relaxing retreat. My favorite dream bedrooms are filled with luxurious details, thoughtful design touches and plenty of natural lighting. Let these luxe designs inspire your own decorating.  ... read more

Be inspired…

Yoga is more than just movements; it is a way of life. Yoga is a practice and so are so many sports that we participate in. It is something that is meant to be worked on continuously. It is not meant to be done once every couple of months. The best way I can think of... read more

take a walk in my other hometown…

I am a dual citizen by right of my mother. Often times, this is something people take for granted, but rather something to be fortunate about should I ever decide to move to Europe. So today, I have decided to walk you through where my mom’s family is from (my... read more

working space…

Working from home is exciting because it offers an opportunity for real comfort and efficiency, but if the office is too casual, or isn’t effectively separated from the home environment, peak productivity may be lost. While comfort is essential in any office, an... read more

Capri, Italy

Is anyone up for a quick trip to Capri? This is my favorite place in Italy. It’s absolutely serene and beautiful. If you have never been, I highly suggest taking the boat to the island of Capri. Though, I’ve never stayed on the island itself, visiting and... read more

Santorini, Greece

Are you just as excited as I am to travel to Santorini today? I loved Santorini. I was able to visit this past summer and I absolutely fell in love with the city, the architecture and the nature. I wouldn’t recommend Santorini as a family destination, definitely... read more


Who said camping couldn’t also be glamorous? Glamping is the perfect alternative for a bachelorette party. For those looking for something more low-key and cozy, give glamping a chance. It is five start camping, you don’t really need to worry about setting... read more

project nursery…

For all of the mommy to-be out there, today’s post is for you. Or even those dreaming of what their nursery will look (that’s me!). I can’t wait to be able to decorate my first kiddo’s nursery. There is something so special that goes into... read more

Paris, France

Today, we travel to Paris. Do we really need a reason to travel to Paris? Paris is know as “La Ville Lumiere”, the City of Lights. Walking along the Seine river at night is like seeing fireworks for the very first time-it truly takes your breath away. 170... read more

california dreaming

People have flocked to California ever since the Gold Rush, with high expectations. And people still go to California with hopes of breaking through as actors, artists and you name it. But, more than that, the state is also the promised land for tourists. The state... read more

essentials for the perfect bar cart…

In recent years, bar carts have become so much more than just a place to store alcohol. These days, there’s a definite art to styling them in an eye-catching and visually appealing way. Today, I am sharing with you the essentials for creating the perfect bar... read more

dreamy closet…

Have you ever given thought to what you would want your dream closet to look like? I definitely have! I currently occupy every closet in my apartment, I don’t even know how I could share my apartment with my boyfriend (knowing he has a a closet or two of... read more

A taste of India…

The culture of India is the way of life for the people living in India. It’s languages, dances, rituals, religions, music, food and customs differ from place to place within the country. The Indian culture has been strongly influenced by history that is several... read more

Lazy Sunday

Source Source Source Source French Scrapbook Source Source The Simply Luxurious Life Savor Lauren Conrad Dust Jacket New York Times Free People Blog The Simply Luxurious Life Source Happy Sunday! Enjoy the beautiful weather... read more

Ultimate Kitchen…

Last night I was watching TV and pinning beautiful kitchens with my boyfriend. He really gets into the pinning more so than the show we were watching! He gives his input on the kitchens he likes and the ones he doesn’t like as much. And we actually agree on the... read more

Best 10: Denver, Colorado

I am currently in Denver taking care of some business stuff as well as visiting my boyfriend. Before living in LA, I lived in Boulder, Colorado for four years and then moved down to Denver for a year to work in event planning. If you have never been, I will give you... read more

Winter Wonderland

There is nothing more special than being in a winter wonderland. Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of going on a family ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. It is probably one of my favorite resorts. If you haven’t visited, definitely put that one on your bucket... read more