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Travel Suitcase :: Packing for Vegas

April 19, 2017

I thought I would share just a few travel items I’ll be packing in my suitcase for our upcoming trip to Vegas! I’ve literally have been waiting and waiting to get to wear most of these items, so that sunny and 85 is really going to make this lady happy ;) I’m trying to prep today and start packing, so take a peek at what I’ve done thus far!

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First things first, I’m organizing my bag as best I can..and that includes me rolling clothes and using my new (adorable) travel bags HERE. I actually have swimsuit that looks just like that one too ;)

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We will get to finally put our Carry-on Cocktail kit to use! I have a Moscow mule one and the hubby has the Old Fashioned..and we are excited to give them a try!

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Our first day we are going to keep it casual with my new crochet top (here) and check out the Strip..I’ll probably have to opt for flip flops during the day, but hopefully get to bust out THOSE HEELS for dinner!

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We are hoping to get in some pool time on Saturday morning/afternoon so I can wear my new Marysia Swim Bikini and my cute cover-up too! Guys, this bikini was expensive, but for someone who cannot stand wearing one (due to it being uncomfortable) this one is legit!  If you are debating it, at least get yourself the Antibes Scallop bottoms, I think because they are scalloped they don’t dig in as much on the sides (score)!  P.S. I typically wear a size 26 or 2 and I had to exchange the Small for a Medium..and I do not have a big booty, so size up!

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Bikini HERE and HERE (or all here)    |   Cover Up: HERETravelPackingOutfitsStyle-13

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Sunday we will probably check out Downtown a bit, so I’m packing my new romper and sandals just in case!

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Romper HERE   |   Sandals: HERETravelPackingOutfitsStyle-6

And let’s not forget about the necessities! I’ll be sharing more, but I’m a consultant for the amazing BeautyCounter and will get to put my travel size goodies to use. I’m also thinking about bringing my charcoal mask just because I know I’ll be enjoying the drinks and food while I’m there.  But for those who are not familiar with this company, stay tuned…it’s been a game changer for me :)

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Brand and Website Design :: Pop Parties

April 18, 2017

So excited to share this bubbly new brand and website design with you! Molly over at Pop Parties reached out to me a few months ago wanting to re-design her brand and website in hopes to not only capture her style, but attract her ideal clients. From our first chat I knew this entire design process was going to fun because we hit it off immediately..especially considering we both have ourselves some adorable little mini dachshunds!

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To start things I created a mood board to establish her overall style and color palette. It’s the perfect mix of that beautiful feminine and modern style along with the playfulness of faux fur, sequins, and mix of lettering. brand and website design

Once the color inspiration board was finalized I moved onto the logo design. When creating the logos for her brand I knew she wanted it to be somewhat fun/playful yet still feminine and modern. So I made sure to not get too detailed with mixing fonts or color, but making it visually interesting!

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After finalizing the logo we worked on the stationery and social media design. I had so much fun with this part because it’s been forever since getting design with circles! And check out those business cards with rose gold foil :)

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And let’s not forget about her gorgeous WEBSITE!  From the fun circles, the pink pattern, to the calligraphy, I don’t think it could be more perfect for Molly.  She wanted to make sure that every page was unique and different and really couldn’t be happier with the end result!

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Pop of Color + Summer Inspired Tops

April 13, 2017

Okay, so it’s no surprise that I’m wearing yet another off-the-shoulder top because this girl is obsessed, but I’m actually wearing a bold color this time! I realized that off-shoulder tops are the perfect combination for warm weather! Also, you should be proud of me, I actually bought one that is a pop of color and not pastel! I thought I would also share some other Summer inspired tops that are on my love list over at SHOPBOP because they are having a HUGE SALE and it’s time to get going on those summer tops!

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Did I tell you that these heels are actually pretty comfy and just about perfect for every outfit?  I got these jeans from Madewell and will be living in them all Summer, I can just about guarantee it.

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And now for some I’ve eyed up!

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Red Lace: HERE or HERE   |   White Cami: HERE or HERE   |  Black Tank: HERE or HERE   |   Off-Shoulder: HERE or HERE   |   White Blouse: HERE or HERE   |   Red Peplum Tank: HERE    |   Black Peplum: HERE or HERE   |   Ruffles: HERE or HERE

Spring Sale :: A peek at my favorites

April 11, 2017

Heck yes, I just found out SHOPBOP is having a Spring sale and thought I would do a round up of what I’ve bought as well as a peek at my favorites. As a heads up, I’ve realized some items go fast, as I have a bunch of items in my ‘favorites’ list and I get emails often letting me they are selling out. So yes, if there is something your are looking at I would recommend grabbing it sooner than later!  Use code EVENT17 to get 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500.

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The crazy thing is that I’ve never really had much luck when ordering items online..until I started shopping here. No joke, surprisingly everything (clothing/etc) that I have ordered has fit me…it’s crazy!  Even that cute lace bralette to my new favorite pair of jeans below.  P.S. if you have Amazon Prime you get it in 2 days and their returns are legit.

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First things first, we are already leaving for Vegas next week..what!? So, I’m prepping for travel with some adorable shit…as you can see. I’m actually eyeing up a new bikini from Marysia Swim (hello comfy) and will highly recommend those super adorable TRAVEL BAGS! They are perfect for separating your items in your suitcase!

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Also, I just bought these insanely comfortable denim jeans from Citizens of Humanity. (I got the rocket crop high rise skinny). Guys, I’ve never ordered jeans online, and literally did a happy dance when I slipped them on and they fit PERFECTLY. No joke, they are comfy, cute, and legit.

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And for those who have been eyeing up THESE HEELS…get them. They literally go with everything I own!

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Now get shopping the sale, it is Spring by the way!

Realistic Watercolor Calligraphy Brush for ProCreate

April 3, 2017

I’m so excited to finally share with you that I created a realistic watercolor calligraphy brush for ProCreate app! Just as a note, I have literally been trying to create this for months off and on, but just never quite had it right. A few nights ago I took yet another stab at achieving the watercolor look..and I think I finally have it.  My goal was to try and get it to look as realistic as possible (especially when doing calligraphy) as it has such great variation in color/opacity in real life.

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Well, this one is pretty darn close (am I right)!? The best part is that it even acts very similar to a real watercolor brush by fading out of ‘ink/paint’ if you keep writing. So when you lift up you apple pencil and then re-apply pressure to continue writing, it’s dark again (as if you are apply new paint). Feel free to check out the video below!

GET THE BRUSH HERE!

(for the procreate app, with ipad pro and apple pencil)



And a close up below!

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Arms and Abs Challenge for April

March 30, 2017

For those of you who follow my instagram stories you might have seen that I just did an arms and abs challenge this past month and am wanting to do it again!  So, I revised it a little bit and wanted to see if you would want to join in with me for April! Read below for the details!Arms and Abs Challenge

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ARMS and ABS CHALLENGE HERE!

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Alrighty, we will all start April 1st and for accountability maybe we can use the hashtag #SA30dayChallenge – I’ll make sure to share it in my stories when I complete my day and I welcome you to do the same and tag me (in your stories)! NOTE: This is an arms + abs challenge and it doesn’t mean you’ll walk away with a 6 pack or some super ripped arms (although that would be amazing), but I do think it’s good for accountability and incorporating fitness into your life!

 

AND, here are my current favs (high waisted pants are my jam)

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YOGA MATS  (here or here)  |   BRA  (currently loving the DASH bra) |   WATCH   |    PANTS  (fav is LISETTE + SALAR)  |   WATER BOTTLE