Posted at 10:05 am , on August 8, 2019
I was wearing my mom’s heart necklace the other day and found myself touching it between my fingers often throughout the day. I didn’t realize wearing it would keep my mother’s memory in the forefront of my mind.
I started thinking about the other pieces of jewelry I kept for their memory.
My pearl earrings. These are my everyday earrings and I’ve had them since I was around 19-20 years old. They’re not too small or too big. In fact, I drew a circle for my mom to indicate the size of pearl earring I would like for Christmas. After Christmas, my mother told me she held on to that scrap of paper with the circle on it. She took it with her to different stores to be sure she bought the exact size I wanted.
My friendship bracelet. A year or so after high school graduation, I took my first road trip with friends to Calabasas County to see the Grateful Dead. It was only a few hours away from my hometown, but I could feel my world beginning to get bigger.
My breast cancer awareness bracelet. My ex mother in law gave me a breast cancer awareness bracelet when she found out my best friend of decades was diagnosed. It was so thoughtful of her and I appreciated the sentiment so much. However, whenever I see this bracelet in my jewelry box or wear it, it’s my best friend that I think of.
What’s your sentimental piece of jewelry?
Posted at 8:14 am , on August 7, 2019
What makes slouchy chic?
A bold lip color and statement necklace.
A California cool attitude.
Maintaining an “I’m not trying at all” vibe.
Pulling it all together with a pair of trendy glasses.
Being an Olsen twin.
Posted at 9:11 am , on July 22, 2019
I’m kinda loving dresses with loafers.
Posted at 8:39 am , on July 18, 2019
Summer tunic in an ideal shade of blue.
This outdoor seating from CB2.
Earrings from Mimi Et Toi.
Steamline luggage set
Posted at 9:32 am , on July 8, 2019
Playa del Carmen has a few malls located on 5th Ave that I ventured into today. Maybe it’s just me, but I think Old Navy is rockin’ it. One random visit and I left with four summer blouses. Not only are their styles really cute this season, but their clothes are great for hot humid climates.
The cut of this sleeveless top sold me.
It may be an Old Navy top, but this one looks super chic on.
So I had to buy one in a similar style. This one more cutesy chic, but still love.
This one gave me a Madewell vibe and actually fits a little better than my Madewell top at home, not as boxy.
Posted at 5:36 am , on July 2, 2019
I’ve read so much about Everlane and how great their women’s basics are, I decided it was time to make a purchase. I bought a dress, two tops, and a purse.
The dress is a slip dress style made of a soft ‘heavier than it looks’ material in blush. I’m a shorty, so after a minor strap alteration it will fit perfect.
A basic linen button down in lavender. It’s a little large through the shoulders and midsection, so I’ll be putting it in the dryer.
I also bought this boxy silk top. Because of the style, I ordered a size down from my normal size already. I think I could have possibly gone down two sizes. Regardless, I love the oversized look of it and can tell it will quickly become a favorite.
Clearly I was in a blush mood when I was buying because here is the purse I bought. It’s a rich looking bag that exceeded my expectations.
Everlane is what everyone says it is, quality basics. The tops do run large which is a common review comment on their website. In the future I will be ordering one size smaller. Dare I try their pants and shoes next…
Posted at 9:51 am , on June 27, 2019
Sr. Elizondo’s daughter is getting married and of course it will be a formal affair like all weddings here in Monterrey. It can be fun dressing up for these events, but I also feel like a bit of an imposter. To be in a gown with a lot of makeup just isn’t me.
My online search led me to this dress that IS perfectly me for the wedding in October. An upscale wrap maxi. I love this and with some glam jewelry and shoes I think it’s completely appropriate. I just can’t decide on the color…
Posted at 9:03 am , on June 18, 2019
While basket purses are super popular now, I”ve become more in love with straw hats for summer. I bought a boater hat last year and it’s become my favorite for travel.
Posted at 8:52 am , on June 14, 2019
Emerson Fry’s Tiger Kimono
Gucci Lipstick, mostly for the case
Vinters Daughter Serum, said to be the best
Heather Taylor Home textiles
A trip to New Orleans