Spring is here and the weather in Scottsdale, Arizona has been absolutely amazing. This week on the blog I’m sharing this fun spring tie-dye dress from Amazon!
This off-the-shoulder dress is great for spring and summer styles! I personally wore it this year at Easter brunch with my family and got so many compliments! I’m 5’7 and I got a size small, it’s a little short so if you have a long torso maybe think about sizing up. You can wear this dress with wedges or dress it down with some white strappy sandals.
Rob and I went on a much needed date night to The Mission AZ at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, AZ. We had such a wonderful time and the food was absolutely amazing. If you ever find yourself in Scottsdale, Arizona I would highly recommend eating at The Mission AZ. I would make a reservation and request to sit on the patio, it’s beautiful. I want to remind you as we move into the holiday season remember to check in with yourself and loved ones. This year is going to be different to say the least and your health is top priority.
The temps are finally cooling in Arizona ( HA only took to late November) and that means sweater dresses! I got this adorable sweater dress off amazon for only $37. I was happily surprised with how good the quality was of this dress plus it comes in 8 other colors. You could easily wear this for a fun date night or even to Christmas dinner! This sweater dress is so flattering, you will look stunning. I got a size small and I’m 5’7″ and 140 pounds.
Faux leather leggings are one of the hottest fall/winter trends you will be seeing all over social media. Check out my fun Instagram Reel video showing how to style Faux leather leggings 4 different ways!
These faux leather pants are not only extremely comfortable but they can be dressed up or down. This makes for a great closet staple. I got my leggings from Carbon 38 but there are tons of other brands selling similar pants. Carbon 38 is technically workout clothes but these leggings are just too nice to workout in! I like these leather pants because they give you enough compression but you can still breath. I have been wearing these leggings ALL the time so it’s worth the investment.
These faux leather leggings are so easy to style! Just pick the vibe you are going for and add on from there. You can pick sneakers and a graphic tee for a more causal daily look or grab a pair of heels and blouse for a night out.
Plus these leggings are so comfortable, they are a great alternative to wearing jeans but still looking put together. I swear this leggings make any outfit look more chic!
This summer Rob and I had a wonderful time going to Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Washington state. It was so relaxing and great to get out of town. I found this fun dress at Target for only $50! I just thought it was so fun and bright I knew I had to wear it to the winery.
Not only was the wine delicious but Chateau Ste. Michelle did such a great job social distancing and still providing such a fun great experience. We did a wine tasting of all white wines and I even found a riesling that I totally loved! I’m typically not a huge Riesling drinker because it’s sweet. The Ste. Michelle Erocia is so perfect for the summer and isn’t sweet, I highlight recommend you give it a try. Finally, we were lucky the resident peacock came out to join us for some photo fun!
Last week we were so lucky to get to travel to Washington state and have a mini-vacation this summer. While in Washington we went to Woodinville to visit some of their wineries, which are so cute! Right now during COIVD-19 almost all the wineries do require a reservation but it’s still worth it. Wine tastings are one of my favorite vacation activities and we try to find new wineries in every place we travel too. So today I’m sharing 5 outfits that you can wear to your next wine tasting. Some outfits are casual and comfy to glam and girly!
Easter is just around the corner! I’m very excited because this year my sister and her husband are going to come to Arizona for Easter, ( they live in D.C.). We are going to go to some of the local resorts in Scottsdale to have a fun relaxing weekend plus family time for Easter. I got this dress on Amazon for only $36 plus it comes in 3 different colors ( light pink, yellow and light blue, all perfect for Easter or spring). I love this dress from Amazon, it’s got pretty lace and is so flirty. While Rob and I don’t have kids, Rob has a 7-year-old nephew so we do an Easter egg hunt and lots of candy. Comment below what your plans are for Easter.
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Sharing this fun edgy and chic outfit that is perfect for a night out on the town. Last week I shared Valentine’s Day Sweaters but if you are looking for something a little bit more edgy and chic then this outfit is for you! This velvet and lace tank top I found on amazon and totally fell in love with the different textures. I’m guilty of not really knowing our Valentines Day plans this year, Rob and I both work so we might just do something low key this year. Comment down below with your Valentine’s Day plans?
Happy February everyone! Valentine’s day is closely approaching and today I’m sharing trendy sweaters for 2020. I got this off the shoulder bright red top on amazon and immediately fell in love with it. You can dress this sweater down for a comfy night in or dress it up for a hot date night. Today I’m also sharing other fashionable and affordable Valentine sweaters that you will fall in love with! Tell me about your Valentine Day plans below.
If you are thinking about starting a blog, you totally should! I have been blogging consistently for a year now and I love it. Personally, for me blogging is my creative outlet, I get to create content and tell my story in fact, any story I want.
If you don’t know my day job is I’m a casting director at Good Faith Casting in Arizona and LA. A casting director’s job is to find the right talent for auditions and present the best actors to the director or client. What most people don’t know is that casting directors don’t get the final say on who should be cast. While I love casting I don’t get to make those creative decisions and that was a big reason why I wanted to create my own blog.
Like I said blogging became my creative outlet. It was something that I could do and control, yes I know I’m totally a control freak and probably why I could never be an actor! Blogging is more than taking pretty photos, it’s about telling a story. That story can be used to help others or just a place to vent.
Also blogging is a great way to meet new people and make new friendships. I think we can all agree as an adult making friends is so hard so it’s nice that the blogging community has been really welcoming to me.
Finally, the best part of blogging is you can blog ANYWHERE. Not many jobs or hobbies allow this kind of flexibility. I have had some great collaborations while I travel too. I am able to pitch to companies all across the US, which is really exciting.
Blogging is what you make of it. If you put in the work you can really grow your blog fast or it can be the escape people are looking for. Again if you have ever thought of starting a blog or youtube channel, just start! I really wish I had started sooner, not only is it fun but you make friends and have a creative outlet.
Social media, especially Instagram has become a highlight reel. This means people not only will post the most perfect photos but a lot of work goes into creating these “sets” or “allusions”.
I’m not here judging anyone, trust me I get it and I’m 100% guilty of staging or taking a million photos just to get the perfect shot. But I want to stay humble and show the reality of some photos and that life isn’t always picture perfect. So enjoy some of my blog bloopers of 2019!
Hangry blogger. The running joke between my sister and I, is that she won’t feed me “the blogger” till we get the shot. Once I eat I get sleepy so we will shoot a ton of content then eat once it’s all done.
2. When the background doesn’t always go as planned.
-this photo was a hard one to get the shoot because it was crazy humid in a black leather dress plus we had to wait for the crosswalk say walk then run into the middle of the street take a few photos and then run back!
-Had the idea to take cute farmhouse winery photos only to realize the outhouse was literally pointing at me!
3. Half the photos I take my eyes are always closed!
4. Having long hair and dealing with crazy Arizona heat or Washington DC humidity is always a mess.
5. Forgot to smile for the camera
Here are a few more random bloopers from the year!
-Not allowed to eat the food till after we get the photo!
– Tried to take a blogger “fall leaf photo”, defiantly was a fail!
Last but not least, my favorite photo with Marley! He does not like taking photos or videos. I swear as soon as he see’s a camera he turns his head but instead he gave us a very sassy look for this photo!
I love going through and seeing all the bloopers, and it’s a good reminder that life is not picture perfect. But I guess the more photos you take the better chances you will get just the right shot. I hope you all enjoy the rest of 2019 and I will see you in 2020.