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Friday Five | Pareos & Wine Tasting

March 9, 2018

dining-room-1520461323Today marks three months from our wedding, and I can barely wait. I know the time will whiz by, so I am making the most of  this very exciting season. Sometimes, all that means is staying in town and spending quality time with friends and family before the big celebrations get started, and that’s what we have in store this weekend. Enjoy today’s links!

  • A home the fuels the creative spirits of its inhabitants.
  • The case for wine tasting.
  • These pareos, in the prettiest block print patters, are the perfect packing item for a beach vacation.
  • An under $100 bag in my favorite periwinkle blue.
  • The key to keeping your cookies soft in the center.

Have a great one!

Beauty, Lifestyle

Carpool beauty routine | 5 step, 5 minute make-up

March 7, 2018


I’ve been asked a lot about my morning routine, and let me tell you with 3 kids under 5 it revolves around getting 2 out the door to 2 different schools before 8:15 am. Because I’m not a morning person I take in every last ounce of sleep and give myself no more than 5 minutes in the morning which involves splashing water on my face, a quick swoosh of moisturizer and Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 and I’m out the door. I dedicate two morning carpool lines for make-up and have edited that process down to 5 products! I find that the days where I make time for a quick beauty fix I’m more confident and thus happier, so really try to put my best foot forward as efficiently as possible!

So here’s the drill…..

Step 1: I apply Guerlain Terracotta bronzer to cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin. I have no idea what the rules of bronzer are but I feel like it does the trick.

Step 2: I use Bobbi Brown blush in shade nectar to give a little rosiness to my cheeks. Even with a quick makeup routine I think blush is so worth it because it brightens your whole face and makes you look more awake. And with a teething baby, I’ll take all of the help I can get in the “look like you are rested” department.

Step 3: I think everyone can agree mascara is actually a game changer when it comes to looking dead or alive in the morning so that is my irreplaceable 4th step. For years I have used Le Volume de Chanel in 10 Noir and I think it’s safe to say it is my Holy Grail product.

Step 4: Moving on to lips! I use Tom Ford’s Paper Doll lipstick which is my favorite but also a splurge, so for anyone who isn’t wanting to spend a pretty penny on lipstick I’ve heard NYX Couture is a great dupe!

Step 5: Last, but definitely not least I seal everything in with my Supergoop! 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder. This is a dream for someone like me who does their makeup on the go because it’s a powder, but it applies mess free since the product comes out of the attached brush. I love how well it sets my carpool make-up in place, but also provides the benefit of an SPF 45. It comes in 4 shades, is mineral based which is awesome for my sensitive skin. I also reapply this product throughout the day for continued SPF coverage! As Baz Lurman says, Wear Sunscreen!

p.s. some more favorite Supergoop! skincare products…







March 7, 2018


Amazon Green – or so says Celine. And it’s one of the new “IT” colors for spring. I’m down. While going through the house renovation I’ve been thinking a lot about color and which colors resonate with me. If there was a single color that is in my wheelhouse it would be green. Regardless of color trends, purples is this year’s Pantone and I’ve never been fan but am kind of digging it. But the consistent color I’ll be weaving into interiors is GREEN. What’s your go-to?

It is subtle pop of color to this neutral look and I love the bucket style. Im seeing shades of green everywhere this Spring, and this green bag is one that will carry me through the year, I expect.






Outfit details | Citizens of Humanity denim similar here | Halogen top similar here here and here  | blazer similar here, here and Under $100 here | Dior pumps similar here here and here | Celine bag similar here and here |

Photos by Waverly Walla


updated white tee + favorite statement denim

March 6, 2018


Hey y’all! How’s week 1 of March treating you?! Wait, it’s week 2 already, ahhhhh! If that’s any indication of my current state of mind. March is one of the busiest months of the year for our fam, we’ve got two birthdays in two weeks, my hubby and daughter, so lots of festive planning going on over here!

I’m really giddy about today’s outfit because it’s one that I’v received a lot of, “where’d you get that” every time I wear, which as a fashion blogger makes me do a happy dance! Every spring I try to mix in some new accessories and these kitten heels are my favorite. The low heel trend is really helping my ability to wear cool shoes while chasing the kiddos.

My bag has quickly become the new IT bag, if you will. Remember this bag from last season? Well, today’s bag is the new version of a fun summery goes-with-everything novelty bag. It’s still available in a few places and in some great colors, {pink, blue and red}. I’ve worn this white tee non-stop since I bought it. The material is heaven! It feels like I’m wearing work out clothes but is chic enough to dress up for a night out but low key enough for the carpool line. I’ve never been able to resist a good statement sleeve! Have a great week y’all!




Outfit details | A.L.C. top similar here and here | Citizens of Humanity jeans in blue, white, and black | Loeffler Randall heels | Staud bag similar here| earrings similar here and here and here | sunglasses similar here

Photos by Waverly Walla


Giveaway | Nordstrom Gift Card

March 5, 2018

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Friday Five | Final Sale Faves

March 2, 2018
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In the final days of the Shopbop sale, I’m giving you one last look at the pieces you may have missed. These five favorites include something for everyone: an everyday bag, a going-out top, a poolside dress, statement heels and a white bathing suit. Stock up before these go back to full price for the rest of the season.

  • This white bag with the ribbon detailing is so hard to deny myself of.
  • A silky cami with a floral print in the coolest color combo.
  • I cannot get enough of canary yellow, as seen in this knit dress.
  • A red heel to add dimension to your spring or summer wedding look.
  • A smocked swimsuit with the perfect pop of primary color accents.

Wishing you all wonderful weekends!



March 1, 2018

Hitting the beach for Spring break? If so, L. Avenue has got you covered with a few must haves for any beach vacay you have planned.


|1 – Soludos sandal | 2 – J Crew bikini | 3 – Tory Burch slide | 4 – Madewell denim shorts | 5 – Trina Turk maxi dress | 6 – Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mouse | 7 – Illesteva sunglasses | 8 – Eugenia Kim sun hat | 9 – Solid & Striped swimsuit | 10 – JADEtride p0m pom bag | 11 – Lemlem dress | 12- Rebecca Minkoff slides |


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February 28, 2018

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Flirty Skirt

February 28, 2018





Outfit details | Rachel Comey top similar here  here (from shopbop sale here)| Isabel Marant skirt similar here and here | Gucci loafers similar here (from shopbop sale here) | STAUD bag (similar from shopbop sale here and here) | J. Crew necklace similar here | J. Crew bracelet (similar from shopbop sale here) | Gucci sunglasses (similar from shopbop sale here here and here)|

Photos by Waverly Walla