2017 Christmas Gift Guide

Happy Holidays! Just a quick Christmas Gift Guide for those last minute shopping folks like moi. This year I am all about gifts that will help manifest some fun goals for the coming year. At the top of my list is travel. Thus for that jet-setter in your life, consider gifting a sweet weekender bag. I am loving target's Mossimo Supply Co.'s in pink for only 35$. Want to add some cute additions to make a travel set? I am all about this matchy-matchy rifle paper co. pink passport holder and makeup-bag. Second, on my 2018 goals list is hosting some stylish get-togethers at home. As you may not know, I have transitioned full-time to event planning and have loved the amazing parties I have curated for clients this past year. Yet, I am seeking balance this coming year and want to share that love for what I do with friends and family as well. For those aspiring party planners you may know, look to gift them some luxe housewares, like candles and serving sets. My go-to candle is Capri Blue Volcano you can always find at Anthro. They come in so many sizes/styles and its scent is to die for. As for serving sets, I am crushing on all white marble, gold and wood style cheese board and knife pieces. They are so easy to mix and match for a timeless look. Third on my goal list is investing in some classic pieces for my wardrobe. Jeans, coats, crisp tt-shirts... I am a sucker for all things J.Crew. They are currently having a major sale on all full price items, if you are in need of a sure-bet gift for a true fashion lover. I am particularly obsessed with all their fun tees. I have had my eye on the "Chardonay" Tee, that is actually a millennial pink hue, not white like pictured online (LOVE! Also, quick note on J.Crew tee sizing. Usually, I like things slightly less fitted, but everything is pretty true to size. I stick with small or x-small). XOXO!

Fall Florals

Fall is finally upon us here in California! What has seemed like a never-ending heat wave had me in a summer style slump, so I was so excited when I had the chance to shop Fall Fashion with Santana Row just in time to welcome the new season. 

One of my favorite fall trends that comes back every year is fall florals. What I love about this trend is that you may already have a summer floral dress in your wardrobe that can easily be transitioned with a few minor fall accessories. This year colorful socks and tights are major-must do accessory. For my look I found a sweet selection of socks at Free People, which included metallic stars, velour pink, and black lace. New to this trend, I went with some simple sheer blush ankle socks that are more subtle due to their neutral palette. If you want a more edgy look, consider fishnets that can be worn under ripped jeans or even some sock booties! Another fun fall detail to definitely shop for is touches of faux fur/shearling. Faux fur/shearling coats are always a great investment, but if you are looking for a more affordable alternative, faux fur/shearling bags are everywhere this season. I nabbed my pink shearling clutch at Anthropologie, one of my favorite spots to shop at Santana Row

Santana Row is full of fun events this fall through winter season so make sure to stay tuned to their site and social media channels, @SantanaRow, for new things to do/shop every week. Happy Fall Shopping Babes!


Sherbet Summer Feels

I had all the sherbert feels with this summer style look. Invited to indulge in some "pop-tails' with Hotel Valencia at Santana Row this summer,  I was inspired to wear some playful bright hues that were reminiscent of some of my favorite tasty frozen treats. 

Summer time is the perfect season to play with colors. Personally, I have been obsessed with the come back yellow has made. Not a color I immediately gravitate to, it has been fun looking for patterns and prints that have hints of yellow hues. This summer maxi skirt with "pops" of tropical mango yellow has been my favorite vintage find. 

Bright colored accessories that give an outfit a summer style flair have also been at the top of my shopping list. Of course, I want heeled mules in every color, fabric, and style you could imagine this season. These pink pretties have been on re-run especially when I need to dress up a simple summer white top and classic jeans look. 

Many thanks to Hotel Valencia Santana Row for hosting us to a fun summer night soiree. Make sure to check out the many gorgeous summer patios they have available on their gorgeous San Jose property that offer so many fun summer bites and sips. 

photography Yasmin Roohi

The Jupiter

Took a short but sweet trip to Portland recently. Looking to escape for a quick minute after our engagement (GAH! I know), the boy and I (with Mr. Oliver of course) decided to celebrate by doing what we love most, exploring a new place together. Its crazy how many cities we have discovered side-by-side over the last 12 years (Have I ever shared with you how long we've been together?). Train, plane and automobile (literally we have traveled long distances via all three) there is something said for all those conversations you have during trips. Mostly good but also some bad. You can learn a lot when you are "stuck" with someone for extended traveling hours. Oh the things we have seen and the moments we have had. I treasure all those stories in my heart. Thus it only seemed appropriate to mark the occasion with trip to a place we had never been before. Our first time in PDX, we left smitten on how many amazing creatives are fostering some seriously stylish places to eat, shop and, as The Jupiter Hotel showed us, sleep as well. 

An urban gem, The Jupiter Hotel is located in the Lower Burnside neighborhood with easy access to so many Portland pockets. Of course you know first thing I did was google where to shop some vintage digs. Walking distance from the hotel is The Grand Market Place. Not gonna lie, I wanted to take everything but the kitchen sink home with me, but I behaved and scored some amazing 1950's cloth lace-ups for $24 (Pictured Below). During our stay we also ventured over the bridge towards downtown. Some shop local places I loved were Woonwinkle and Quin Candy. If you need a down day, like usually we do on our last day of travel, The Jupiter Hotel has everything you need without having to leave the property. On-site is the seriously rad restaurant, Doug Fir. A life-size lincoln log cabin with a 50's dinner vibe, it has the best 5$ chocolate shake you will ever have (Truth? We took the shakes to-go, walked like 10 steps to our room and drank them in bed. LOL). Also The Jupiter Hotel, has some awesome Hotel Deals that bring you the best of PDX to your room step. Mr. Oliver and I took advantage of the VooDoo Doughnuts Package. A pet-friendly boutique experience, The Jupiter Hotel made our little celebratory getaway with our pup a fun experience. Fingers-crossed, looking forward to coming back to Portland in the summer! 

P.S. Will be sharing my Bridal Journey so keep posted babes!

The Jupiter Hotel
800 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 230-9200

WFM #HelloBeauty Shopping Guide

Am I the only one currently trying to get out of my winter funk? Style and beauty in the colder months is really minimal for me. After the excitement of layers and fall colors dies down, I actually just stick to black pieces and beauty becomes more about simply keeping my skin and hair hydrated. I won't lie, at a certain point I actually just consciously decide to  hibernate from anything that requires me to do my hair or make up. LOL I know, #noshame. You all know a lot of you do the same. Don't lie to me. LOL. This year has been especially harsh on my beauty routine. Anyone else suffer some wacky changes with all this wacky weather? Well I got some super exciting news for all of you that will hopefully help you find some spring style feels. 

For this coming month of March I will be joining two other amazing bloggers, The Beauty Vanity (Make-Up Expert) and Honey Ghee & Me (Healthy Living Expert), to showcase Whole Foods Market's Annual Spring Beauty Sale that will be taking place from 3/22 to 3/27, where all facial care and cosmetics will be 25% off. Thus we have teamed up with Whole Foods Market to share with you our personal #CleanBeautyFave products. This means you will be able to walk into any WFM, from the Peninsula to Monterey County, and shop our #HelloBeauty picks durning the sale. To kick-off this month of spring beauty style we are hosting a #WFMBeautyBrunch party on March 5th in Santa Clara and you are all invited! The first 100 registered guest will be receiving an awesome goodie bag so make sure to RSVP! Register HERE! I hope to see you there! XOXO!

P.S. I have shared some of my picks above for those of you who are eager to get your spring style shopping started a little early!