This buffalo check print dress screams Christmas to me. I love the red and black checked print for the holidays. It’s also perfect for all winter long paired with boots and tights and layered with a jacket, scarf or warm wool coat. I paired it here with my newest black leather jacket (linked below for under $100) My ShopBop Rebecca Minkoff bag (under $125!) and my Tory Burch booties I scored for under $100 (2 pairs of Tory Burch are linked below for less than $100) Then I accessorized with my favorite $12 sunnies and added my favorite watch and bangles (click the links above). The best part? This cute buffalo check print dress is less than $15 and is linked above. Definitely size up, especially if you have a chest! I’m wearing a size large here.
Last night G picked me up for a date to our favorite local steak house. We had such a fun night talking and laughing and then snuggled up on his couch to watch a little HGTV (I’m obsessed!) I love relaxed nights especially since this is such a busy week for me and we’ve spent a lot less time together this week than we normally do. Today I have a Christmas party with my work Rehab team and then I’m headed to the Nordstrom Holiday event. I can’t wait to share all of it with you on my Instagram Stories and SnapChat.
When this Aveda Nourish Mint Hydrating Lip Gloss showed up to my door in the prettiest shade of nude pink I couldn’t have been more excited. It has become my go to gloss, pairing easily with all of my lipsticks and carrying me into the holiday season paired with bold lips for a little bit of shine. It is also perfect for a subtle nude shade with a little more coverage all on it’s own. It tastes minty delicious too and smells like all the goodness that is Aveda! I can’t wait to share more from this look with you tomorrow here on LFL!
Find this exact Aveda lippie below as well as my watch, sunnies and this gorgeous red handbag that’s currently marked way down.
Christmas pajamas have become one of my favorite traditions in the last few years. I love these Christmas pajamas xx Pink Victoria’s Secret mix and match sets that I found. The different prints and tops and bottoms can be mixed and matched a zillion different ways to create the perfect custom pajamas.
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The Christmas season is here and with only 20 days until the big day I’m wearing all my Christmas outfits and planning looks for the holiday parties I’ll be attending. I found this Christmas Sweater xx TJ Maxx at their grand opening event here in San Diego a few weeks ago and I could not love this cheeky Christmas sweater more that reads Kiss Me decorated with mistletoe. I paired the sweater with a red pencil skirt, red heels and an even brighter red bag. I love the mixture of sequins, leather and cotton in different shades of red.
This past weekend was full of Christmas activities with a trip to December nights with our friends Erick and Erica. December nights is a holiday festival held in Balboa Park with booths, food, Christmas trees, a sighting of the Grinch and holiday displays as well as a short performance of the nutcracker. Its bustling with people and a little chaotic but it is quickly becoming one of my favorite San Diego traditions. Yesterday G surprised me with a trip to Santa Monica and we strolled the holiday windows and ate at the cutest local Italian place recommended by one of his friends. We ended the night hanging out with G’s sweet family which is my favorite thing to do on Sundays. They are the sweetest! Happy Holiday Season Lovelies!
Kingdom and State has the prettiest swimwear and dresses. They sent me this gorgeous Tie Front Button Print dress recently and I thought it would look perfect on my stunning SIL (sis in law), Anna so I sent it her way and she agreed to head up the canyon with me at 7am to shoot the look with Shailynn and I. Anna is such a makeup guru – like I need to take classes from her. We both love cosmetics and chatted about all of our faves on our drive up to the shoot. Then we stepped out of the car into all the snow white out and freezing temperatures to shoot this look!
I loved how Anna stacked her pretty mixed metal Alex and Ani bracelets and paired a bold red lip with her lace up nude heels. She scored this gorgeous heels at Nordstrom Last Chance, one of my favorite places and I couldn’t love them more! Anna has such an eye for everything beautiful and I had so much fun shooting this look with her! I think this Kingdom and State tie front dress looks perfect on her and shows of her shape while still being modest and functional for mom life. She is the momma of three of my favorite humans and balances mom, wife, church, friends and fun in the most incredible way. She is such an inspiration to me!
This emerald holiday dress xx Target Style is the prettiest shade of holiday green for all your holiday parties with a nude sheath underneath and a v neck cut with optional button closure for a little more coverage. Annnddd …. its under $25!!! Click below for the exact link! I paired it with my favorite sparkly heels to pop the holiday mood even more. Then I added a black bag and nude ombre sunnies and accessorized with my go to bangles by Ellies Sparkles.
Spending the holidays in pure sunshine can feel a little funny when you’re from a snowy place but I’m adjusting to it and loving it! It was rainy for several days here and all I could think is I’m ready for the sun and 75 degree weather. I love when December gets here because the focus is truly on the season and I can’t get enough of the Christmas trees, lights, holiday parties, family time and the focus on service. This season I’m looking for a service opportunity for every day leading up to Christmas. I already have a few ideas but would love to hear any suggestions y’all have! Message me below with extra special holiday service ideas!
All Cleansing Products c/o Elf Cosmetics // Photography by Lil Bird
These ELF Cosmetics Cleansing Cloths are my go to makeup removers. I used to use a much more expensive brand that was the best I had found, but as fate had it I needed some makeup wipes at the airport and these EFL Cleansing Cloths were available. They are incredible and I haven’t gone back to my other cleansing wipes since finding these. They are soft, moisturizing and get every ounce of stubborn eye makeup off.
Recently I was able to try ELF’s new exfoliating scrub, hydrating bubble mask and their makeup remover pen which hydrated and cleaned my skin perfectly. I also love their tinted minty lip balm in bare kiss. It feels amazing and gives just a hint of colors for those sans makeup days. One of the best parts about ELF (Eyes, Lip, Face) is that their price point is incredible. Each of these products is less than $5.
Stay tuned for more from this emerald holiday look for a steal, tomorrow on the blog!
Today I’m sharing with you the amazing dresses I ordered from ShopBop for this holiday season and asking you to pick your favorite. Shipping at ShopBop is is always free and their clothing arrives in about 3 days. Shipipng is also free both ways so if I don’t like anything from this Dressing Room Dilemma xx ShopBop Holiday Dresses latest mail drop I send them back with a shipping label and included envelope. Each of these dresses and the jacket were on amazing sales and I scored all of these pieces for around $200.
ShopBop is a super easy way to shop. Plus they always have incredible deals on the prettiest dresses from some of my favorites like Free People, Madewell and BB Dakota + Rebecca Minikoff handbags and Tory Burch galore. Shopping with ShopBop is the easiest way to turn your home into your own personal dressing room. Happy Hunting Lovelies!
This shoot with Sandy of Sandy Alamode was so much fun. We shot this Gray Sweater xx Nordstrom look when I was home about a month ago. I love this part of Main Street in Lehi and this old truck and fall leaves in bloom were the perfect backdrop for our shoot by Shailynn Photo and Film. I paired an oversized sweater with my faux leather leggings and then added neutral booties, a black floppy hat and my dark floral clutch and dark sunnies. All of these pieces are on an incredible sale now so click below to shop them!
This past week was pure joy and pure exhaustion. I flew home Wednesday afternoon with G to see my family for Thanksgiving. While I was home we enjoyed loads of family time and I was able to sneak in a winter wonderland shoot with Shailynn and my sister in law Anna. Then we headed home and spent the weekend with some of our favorite people – Paris, Nick, Erica and Erick before celebrating our 2nd Thanksgiving with G’s family last night. I feel like I ate for 5 days straight and its definitely time to hit the yoga studio and the gym in the countdown til Christmas. lol. I love holiday time and I’m excited to bust out a live Christmas tree with G, celebrate the annual sparkle party with my best gal pals and spend the whole Christmas season with G and his family.
This dress from Lettie Boutique is the perfect fall floral. The material is uber soft and the fit is perfect for running around town, heading out for a date night and even pairing with a pretty blazer for work.
Lettie Boutique will be 20% off with the code BLACK20 and will have free shipping on all orders, plus the first 50 orders will also get a free gift. They will have doorbusters, stocking stuffers, and some FLASH sales going on also. The sale starts at 6am MSTon Friday morning and will run through Monday.
I have teamed up with four other ladies to bring you one piece of clothing styled by 5 different women. Women that look & think differently from one another – hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style, all of the above. I love sharing my style with you, but I also want you to see clothing I style in other body types so you can find what is best for you. So feel free to check out how Deidre,Kaylynn, Bethany, and Lauryn styled this outfit as well! And watch for a new piece of clothing styled by 5 every month.