Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I am introducing a new segment on MC2 this month:
July's OOTDs (outfit of the day) in rewind with outfit details, where I wore it, 
and where to buy the look. Which outfit was your fave this month?

July 2
{my unofficial work uniform: ruffled shorts + barely-there strappy heels}
Nordstrom tank / Zara shorts / Zara heels

July 9
{crochet & lace crop top with ripped jeans for a day at the office}
Zara top /  Zara jeans / BCBG heels

July 19
{printed romper I scored for $5 at the BCBG sample sale, worn to the Slightly Stoopid concert}

July 21
{all white, printed headscarf & orange lip for a Monday at the office}
Nordstrom tank / Zara jeans / Joie bag / MAC "vegas volt" lipstick

Thursday, July 24, 2014


{Zoey can't handle Mondays either}

{Greg and I at the Slightly Stoopid Concert}

{an old favorite: OPI bubble bath}

{wearing matching shirts on a lazy Sunday watching a Netflix marathon of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"}

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Currently Obsessed

{BCBG Ombré Necklace}

I scored this beautiful ombré collar necklace at the BCBG corporate boutique earlier this month. 
I love the punch of color it adds to a basic white boxy crop top. It's the perfect summer statement necklace!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Peach Strawberry Orange White Sangria

{Peach Strawberry Orange White Sangria}

I made sangria for the first time last weekend. I scoured Pinterest for recipes but ended up creating my own based on what I had found. I'm not a big drinker so I made a pretty light version. Most of the recipes I saw called for several types of alcohol (vodka, rum, etc), but I just stuck to the wine. It was so easy and turned out delicious! Sangria will easily become my new go-to fruity afternoon drink for the summer!

1 bottle of Barefoot Moscato
1 20 fl oz bottle of Sprite Zero
1 cup of V8 V-Fusion Peach Mango juice
1 peach
1 orange
10 strawberries

In a large pitcher, mix together wine, Sprite Zero, V8. 
Cut up fruit and add to the pitcher. 
Chill 4 hours. Serve over ice. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Guide to Second-Day Hair

In an effort to make my hair healthier and preserve my color, I've been trying to only wash my hair every other day. When I first started this process I couldn't skip one day of shampooing without looking like a grease-ball, but I've mastered a fool-proof system to make my second-day hair look fresh.

The night before, I use dry shampoo on my roots to soak up any oil. By sleeping with the dry shampoo on my roots, any traces of that pesky white residue is absorbed and I wake up with tons of volume! I honestly haven't found a dry shampoo that I love yet so if you have any recommendations please leave it in the comments below!

In the morning I apply Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Smoothing Milk to the bottom half of my hair to banish any frizz and make my locks smooth and shiny.

I add a light wave to my hair by wrapping different size sections around the barrel of my curling iron (check out my tutorial of how to transform your curling iron into a wand here). I spray a medium hold hairspray all over and then comb through the curls with my fingers to loosen them up a bit. I don't like my hair to look too perfect, I prefer a tousled bed head look. 

{The End Result}

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Currently Obsessed

{Green Smoothie}

I've been making a version of this smoothie for breakfast the last few weeks. It's packed with fruits, veggies, and protein to keep me feeling full and energized. I started adding avocado to my smoothie which makes it thick & creamy - highly recommended if you've never tried it! 

1 cup baby spinach
1 avocado
1 banana
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
V8 V-Fusion Light Peach Mango (add to desired consistency)
Ice (add to desired consistency)

Mix all ingredients in blender on high speed until well blended. Enjoy!

Friday, June 27, 2014

BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Resort 2015


I am loving BCBG Max Azria's new Resort collection! Inspired by Max's home country of Tunisia, the collection is comprised of beautiful, elaborate embroidery, shades of ocean blues, and striped menswear shirting. I'm obsessed with the blue dress above. It's made from strips of terry fabric with braided edges - the details are amazing in person! Check out the entire collection on style.com by clicking the link above!