November 8, 2013

Our Big Move

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{Yosemite}

I haven't posted in quite a while as some of you know we have moved from Pasadena, CA to Denver, CO. It has been such a busy time between packing, saying goodbye to friends, and road tripping! Such a bittersweet time, but the best for our family. Mike was offered an opportunity with his company we just couldn’t pass up. In the blink of an eye—we relocated to Denver. We drove up the California coast and made stops at Monterey, Berkley, Yosemite National Park, Utah, and Vail. I was VERY skeptical about driving instead of flying. I have absolutely no regrets. We saw some amazing areas of our country I would have otherwise never seen. Mia did fantastic and slept so well in the car and at hotels.

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{games, movies, coloring, and snacks (lots and lots) are the keys to a happy toddler in the car}

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{Yosemite was so magical—I would actually think of camping overnight for a few days just to explore more!}

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{playing in the leaves at the Berkley campus while visiting cousins}

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{Monterey Wharf and Aquarium}

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{Vail}

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{finally in Denver at her grandma Mimi’s}

We are settling in and I really love the weather here. One day it is cloudy and cold, the next sunny but sweater weather. Such a nice change from the Pasadena heat. I do have moments where I miss our routine and all the friends we would see everyday, but the people here are really nice and I have met a few moms from the park or dance class (yes Mia’s first tap class!) Mike is loving his new gig and we both love being around family. So far, not a shabby place to be!

October 16, 2013

SHOPBOP Friends and Family Sale

 

Right now until this Thursday night (11:59 PM PST) a great online sale is going on. Take 25% Off Your Order for Shopbop's Friends & Family Event! Enter code INTHEFAMILY25 at checkout!

If you are unfamiliar with Shopbop you need to hop on over to this site and check out their goods. I know a lot of items go on sale eventually, but sometimes there are those pieces you want now and at your size so this is the time to buy!

Below are some items I am lusting over….

joie sweater

                         Joie Sweater

kate spade studs

                                Kate Spade Studs

rag & bone

                      Rag & Bone Harrow Boots

nude clutch

                                    Clare Vivier Nude Clutch

October 14, 2013

Splurge | Save: Booties

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Booties are a must on my list for this fall and winter. I want a sturdy shoe that I can wear chasing the toddler around. The Rag and Bone’s are my favorite, but not the price tag. I have rounded up some of my favorite casual and dressy styles at more reasonable prices. Enjoy!
 
If you go to the Sole Society website, you can sign up for their emails and receive 20% off your order of $100 or more! (this is not sponsored in any way)
 
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October 11, 2013

Be Positive in the Morning

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This is a great quote I found on Pinterest. Just like making your bed in the morning, having positive thoughts  can change your day for the better and foster productivity. I truly believe good things come to those people who are positive in life. Mia woke at 6 a.m. this morning and instead of complaining, I thought of how much laundry I could accomplish in the wee morning hours!

Cheers to a happy and positive weekend!

October 10, 2013

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show

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We had so much fun at the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show event last weekend. We watched a beauty fashion show and booked appointments for facials and makeup. Afterward we had lunch at the cafĂ©. It was the perfect girl’s morning! Below are two standout products from the event we tried for the first time. I learned so much about skincare from the show and plan to write a post soon on my favorite products and routine.

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Amore Pacific Eye Gel

I have been using this eye gel for a week now (I received a bunch of samples) and my dryness/flakiness has completely gone away. My under eye concealer now goes on smoothly.

Clarisonic review

Mia Clarisonic

We tried this out at the event and it was amazing! My face felt so clean and tight afterward. It definitely lived up to its hype.

Have you tried out any new beauty product's recently? Do you like the Clarisonic? I am contemplating the high price tag, but think it’s worth it! I never want to scrimp on skincare.

October 1, 2013

The Perfect Nude Pump

the perfect nude pumps
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I am currently looking for the perfect pointy-toe nude pump. Something that is not too tan but not too pink—the perfect blend of ivory and blush. This is a timeless shoe that can be worn with any color outfit. I don’t mind spending a little more for quality that will last for years. I have rounded up some of my favorites on the internet!
ivory lane nude pumps
nude pumps outfit

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September 24, 2013

Nordstrom Glendale Opening Gala

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{Photo Credit: Donato Sarbella/WireImage}

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Last week I attended the Nordstrom Glendale Grand Opening Gala in the Americana. It was amazing! From the food to the drinks to the clothes. The new store is beautiful. I have been a loyal Nordstrom shopper since high school and don’t mind paying a little extra if it means great service in return. We all know Nordstrom has amazing customer service!

100% of the proceeds for the event benefitted Ascencia, whose mission is to end homelessness one person, one family at a time in the greater Glendale area and Hillsides, a Pasadena-based organization dedicated to creating lasting change in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and families.nordstrom food gala

The food! What to choose? One of everything obviously.

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Champs!

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Live Instagram and Twitter feed. #nordstromglendale

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More models and the new Topshop department.

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The kids department. I squealed over this little play area. I can’t wait to take Mia to play while we try on shoes. They should have this little area in all departments!

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This Valentino Rockstud Tote in Nude stopped me in my tracks. Such a beauty! The cobalt blue is amazing too. Good thing I didn’t have more than two cocktails….but my 30th birthday is coming up!

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Outfit Details--Calvin Klein blazer, Joie blouse, Forever 21 faux leather pleated skirt (similar and similar) Calvin Klein pumps

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Such a fun night. Red and burgundy lips were everywhere. Below is a fun video on how to apply a dark lipstick. I am definitely trying it this fall.

 

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