Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FALL LOOK + 3 TIPS FOR AVOIDING HOLIDAY WEIGHT!


















DRESS: H&M (Sold out online, but saw it in store)  // BOOTS: SAM EDELMAN 
BRACELET: EXPRESS
HANDBAG: Sold Out Similar here and super cute!  // SUNGLASSES: TORY BURCH




I was so excited to wear these OTK boots, since I haven't worn them since last winter and don't get to wear them much in Florida. This dress from H&M is so comfortable and the color is everything! I always pick a color during a major season change and this is it ladies and gents! Not to mention this dress was like $25 at H & M. It's not online anymore, but I saw it in the store yesterday. Also comes in pink and a navy blue. 


So let's talk about something we all have our mind on this holiday season…gaining weight. All of the parties and the goodies and the "oh, I'll go on a diet after new years, my new years resolution". Well how about there is no weight to lose in the new year, that's what I'm talking about! It's happened too many times and I really hate starting off the new year with my pants not fitting, LOL. Here are my tips for avoiding the holiday pounds.

1. Drink a lot of water throughout the day and drink a little extra before hitting a party, so you fill up on a calorie free drink. I'm constantly drinking water and it really does help keep me full between meals and keeps me from over-eating. Also, if you have a dinner or party and you know you will be eating heavy that night then eat light during the day, like a salad or chicken and veggies. 

2. Go for the veggie tray! When your going for h'dourves, try to eat the raw veggies first before hitting all of the carbs and desserts. Oh and save the desserts for last and limit yourself to one or two. I know it's hard not to go straight for the cupcakes and brownies, especially when they're decorated for Christmas. But go for that last and fill up on the veggies and protein first.

3. Don't stop working out. Trying to choose between going to the gym and another holiday party after work. Of course you're going to choose the holiday party, I'm with you girl! A great way to keep a workout in during the holidays is walking around the mall. Just do a few laps around the mall while you're already there shopping. Walking is such good exercise and it's a lot harder than it sounds. It's a great way to kill two birds with one stone.

Disclaimer - I'm definitely not a nutritionist or health expert, but these are the tips I follow and work for me. Hope this helps!!

Do you have any tips for keeping the pounds off during the holidays?

Thank you for stopping by!











Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Napa Valley









Striped Dress & Jean Jacket: Zara // Yellow Dress: Bebe

Part 4 of My Vaca!

We ended our vacation in one of my favorite spots, Napa Valley. It's an hour from San Francisco and it's pure heaven. It's got wide open spaces, valleys, and over 400 wineries!

 We took the Napa Valley Wine Train, which I highly recommend. It's a three hour train ride through the valley and you get served lunch or dinner, depending on the time of day, and wine tasting. I highly recommend going for lunch and sitting in the Vista Dome. The food is better and so is the view. Ask for Gerald to be your server, he's very sweet and full of information about the city and has great restaurant recommendations! Of course we did a full on photo shoot on the train ;) my sister is in a few of the pictures. 

We spent the next day going to wineries. I don't remember the names of them, but you pretty much can't go wrong with any of them. The best way to go is get a driver and have them take you around. I was the DD lol. 

We stayed at the Westin, which was centrally located right near the river front. The hotel has wine tasting and complimentary chair massages in the evening. They also upgraded us, so that's always a plus. There are tons of restaurants and shops on the river front.  We went over there for dinner a couple of times. I recommend Mori Moto for dinner. I also recommend Mustards Grill, Gerald recommended that, and order the salmon. They've also got some good looking waiters there and a beautiful garden out front, perfect for photo ops! 

To sum it up, Napa is one of my favorite places to go. It's a small town with a lot of class. Oh and did I mention my friend and I are planning my sister's wedding there, too bad she's not event engaged lol! It seriously is the perfect place for a wedding. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, October 31, 2016

Big Sur!









Jacket: Blank NYC Similar here // Jeans: Zara // Top: Sold Out // Sunglasses: Tory Burch 
Cross body: Tory Burch


PART 3 OF MY VACATION!

We took a road trip from LA to Napa Valley and took Hwy 1, which is the long scenic route. We drove up the mountain to Big Sur and stopped at this amazing restaurant called Nepenthe. The food was so good and the view was even better! We were literally above the clouds, as you can see in the pictures. It's definitely a must if you are going to be in Northern California!

Booties would have been way better with this outfit, but unfortunately I didn't have any to match, so the sandals had to do. On another note I'm living in this jacket by Blank NYC. I have three of them and probably on my way back to Nordstrom for another color. They are so cozy and a great leather alternative. Did I mention blush pink is my favorite right now!

What are you go-to colors this fall?

Thank you for stopping by!! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fall Florals







Dress:Sold Out // Booties: BP   // Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff


I got this dress in the beginning of the summer on sale from Revolve. I waited to wear it because it's more of a fall look and definitely needs booties!

On another note, it's Friyay!!! What are you doing this weekend? Any fun Halloween parties?! I don't think I am, it's gonna be a pretty low key weekend. Just getting a much needed mani, pedi and working out! 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Catalina Island, CA













Top: Old (Similar & better for Fall) // Jeans: Zara // Handbag: Tory Burch - Similar // Shoes: Hinge


This is the second post of my recent vacation with my mom, sister, and our best friend. We spent five days in LA and took a day trip to Catalina Island. It's an hour boat ride from Long Beach, so it basically took us almost two hours to get there from LA. You can go for the day or spend a long weekend there. 

My mom had been wanting to go to Catalina Island for so long. We didn't make it during our last time to LA, so I made sure to add it to our itinerary. I'm SO happy we did because it was absolutely beautiful and so much fun! There aren't many cars on the island, you either walk or rent a golf cart. It takes like 15 years to get a license there, crazy! But there isn't a need for a car or much room for cars to fit. We rented a golf cart to take a tour around the island, which was so much fun! We took a ride all around the island and drove up through the mountain. There are so many cute houses on top of the mountains and such  a beautiful view at the top. I wish I would have gotten pictures, but we didn't have much time before we had to turn in our cart. The rest of the day we walked around the island. There are several restaurants and shops to get souvenirs. 

A couple of restaurant recommendations are Mi Casita -great Mexican Food, Descanso Beach Club -lunch only, it's right on the beach so you can lay out and get a cabana or lounge chairs. It was too cold when we went, but it looked heavenly to lay out and eat lunch there, definitely next time! Blue Water Grill is seafood and it's right on the water.  

I highly recommend making a trip out to this island. It didn't even feel like California, it felt like some caribbean island or something. It's very peaceful and laid back, which is a nice change from LA. There are some really cute boutique hotels to stay at with spas ; ). Definitely making a trip back there soon!

More to come on vacation! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Malibu Wine Safari












Top: Lush (On Sale) // Vest: Dillards Sold Out Simlar here // Leggings: H&M // 
Booties: Sam Edelman  (On Sale)  Handbag: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Tory Burch


I just got back from an amazing vacation to Las Vegas and California. We spent five days in LA and made a trip out to Malibu to do the Malibu Wine Safari. It was so much fun and I highly recommend if you are going to be in the area. You get to ride in this cool open air jeep and cruise through the vineyards. Our tour guide was great, she gave us so much information about the property, the animals, and the wine, she spouted out jokes along the way that were super funny! We got to stop and feed the animals and do a little wine tasting. You might have seen Stanley, the giraffe, on TV. He's pretty famous and he's definitely the highlight of the tour. We stopped and fed him, his tongue is really long. He actually licked me and my hand got stuck in his mouth for a second! It's my fault I was trying to take a picture while feeding him and I wouldn't let go of the food. It was all good :) I will definitely be doing this again, so definitely check it out when you're in the area. 

Also, I recommend going to Nobu in Malibu after since you're in the area already. The food is so good and you might spot a few celebs! Definitely make a reservation in advance, it's a hotspot that fills up quickly. It's right on the water, so you can watch the sunset while eating some really good sushi. I recommend the Dover Sole and the Miso Cod. You will never eat a better piece of fish than these!

Now about my outfit… I got this vest like a year ago for another vacation, but never wore it. I brought it along thinking it was going to be a long shot if I actually wore it. I was trying to dress "safari like" for the tour LOL, so I went with all black with the green vest and ended up loving this look. It will definitely be on repeat when Fall decides to start in Florida. 

More to come to the blog on my vacation…

Thank you for stopping by!! :)





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