Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Outfits File: Everyday Essentials


If you ask me about everyday essentials I immediately think of those versatile pieces that you constantly reach out for and that go well with anything and everything in your closet. Comfy tees, stripes, skinny jeans, chambray shirts, denim cut offs, distressed boyfriend jeans, flat sandals, tote bags, aviators...these are pieces I consider part of my uniform.

This Summer I've been particularly loving gladiator sandals so these natural ones were one of the first pair of shoes to go into my Miami suitcase. They have become a favorite because they are super comfy and lightweight, and since strappy sandals can sometimes look like a bit too much, the natural color of these makes it a bit easier to wear and blend in with the rest of your outfit :) If you're looking for some Summer sandals I highly recommend them (they are on super sale), same as these (in white), and even though these are not gladiators, I love the cute bows ;)

GET THE LOOK: BDG Striped Tee (c/o) (similar, similar) || One Teaspoon Jeans (c/o) || Ecote Lace-up Sandals (c/o) || Tote || Aviators


* This post was created in collaboration with Urban Outfitters.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shopping File: White, Black and Blush


This week's finds are black white and blush themed! I've found some really cute dresses, perfect for Summer occasions that call for something cute, on point, and fresh. Some of them are on sale, so it's worth checking out the options at Need Supply (get extra 20% sale with code GRAB20) and Asos (three current faves are this, this and this one). Also worth mentioning is the final days of the Nordstrom sale, so if you haven't taken advantage of it, the prices will go up on Monday. I keep checking and finding more great deals, and the latest are this classic tote (I have it in lavender and highly recommend it) and these jeans (calling my name).

1. Club Monaco Leele Jumper: On point and a great option for a special occasion.
2. Farrow Portrait Dress: Simple dress with a great back detail!
3. Madewell Embroidered Foretell Top: There's no such thing as having too many white lace tops for Summer ;)
4. Asos Textured Shift Dress: How cute is this dress? Dress it down with strappy flats or dress it up with heels. Either way, this dress is fabulous!
5. Biscuit Watermelon Tray: Perfect for Summer!
6. Rag & Bone Genoa Suede Sandals: Love the buckles!
7. ChloƩ Marcie Leather Totes: While being an investment, the savings on these are big. I particularly LOVE the blush one ;)
8. Need Supply Pool Slides: The champagne strap takes this basic up a notch and it's a great option for any after-pool/after-beach plans ;)
9. Danielle Kroll Cheetah Leisure: Super cute print.
10. BaubleBar Badol Drops: Up your simple outfit with a little bit of boho.
11. Ugg Australia Emma Quilted Sneakers: These would be perfect for Fall! They are one sale and come in 3 more colors, just so you know ;)
12. Waiting on Martha Roll-Up Backgammon: One of my favorite things to do at the beach is play backgammon and I love how practical this roll-up version is, isn't it genius?
13. Just female Lee Shorts: Don't these look super comfy?


Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Life file: How to Be Happier in Life


Happy Monday! I thought it would be great to start the week with some tips on how to become happier. I believe that there's short term happiness and long term happiness, and while being happy no matter for how long is absolutely great, we should all strive for long term happiness. Special occasions, distractions, treats, they all give us joy and pleasure; but long term happiness comes from a perpetual state of mind of gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

So, how do we define happiness? To me happiness is a state of mind, a positive one in which we appreciate what we have and are grateful for it. Like Margaret Lee Runbeck said: "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling" Do you agree? I do, and I think that when we start to become more tolerant and patient with each other we become happier. Your flight has been delayed? see the good side and read a book or enjoy a magazine; if the cashier at checkout is in training, be understanding; we all have feelings and struggles so extend a hand when possible, give a smile, hold a door, be kind.

Keep in mind that there's always someone out there who's having a tougher time than you, so if you need some strength think of that, and don't forget that the things you take for granted someone else is praying for, so always be grateful and treasure the relationships and moments that fill your heart with love.

Happy week to all of you! :)