Hello! I hope your week is going well. Birthday celebrations were wonderful last week. Thank you for all of your birthday wishes! You can catch some of the action looking up #tlgbirthday on Twitter and Instagram. The last activity in “celebration” was Hops ‘N Chicory, an event hosted by the folks at California Endive. Local bloggers and restauranteurs were invited to enjoy the festivities. For my day job, I work (and eat) a lot with restaurants in Downtown Sac so I was able to enjoy this perk. Hops and Chicory are two key elements that are used to produce beer and endive, which are two local gems.
Hello! I hope your week is going well. I did a post awhile back on where to find deals, so I decided to do a refresher because now is the time to take advantage of some GREAT savings. I get questions about the places I shop pretty regularly – from co-workers, friends and strangers. It’s a little difficult because I shop so many places, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top picks.
Hello! Today I’m talking weekend wear. When it comes to weekend wear, I really try to keep it casual. I haaaate dressing up. More often than not, you can find me in yoga capris and a tee shirt. Maybe even a hat! But, for those times when I have to run errands, or want to meet a friend for lunch, I kick it up a notch, but I don’t sacrifice comfort. This look was just that. Comfy chic! Dressy t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, comfy sandals and a great handbag.
Hello! Because of my loyal fans, I won the Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate Summer Bash vote off for Summer Style. Thank you so so much for your votes! There are other categories to vote for, so be sure to check out their page over the next couple of weeks. 🙂
Did you get enough of the graffiti murals in my Love Bellissima post? I didn’t think so, so here’s the view from the other side of the wall!
I love this outfit because there are a lot of different trends happening like fringe, camo, and spikes, and somehow they all go together harmoniously.
So you’ve got the shirt, all of the accessories to match but are you really prepared for the game?
From the above picture you can tell that I’ve got a good start, but there are some absolute must haves if you are going to be heading out to the ballpark. My list of essentials is below:
1. Wet wipes – Because things get sticky. No one wants to get garlic fry residue on their clothes.
2. Band-Aids – Accidents happen. Whether you need them for an actual injury, or to avoid a blister on your foot, bandages come in handy.
3. Jacket or a wrap – No matter what the forecast said, the weather could change, or you could be in a shadier spot than you thought you’d be, so be prepared.
4. Sunglasses – Maybe you’re in a sunnier spot than you thought. You’ll be able to see everything without being blinded with a cool pair of sunnies. Plus, they’ll make your sporty outfit that much more stylish.
5. Lipstick -Because what if you run into your favorite player, or even your favorite celebrity attending the game. You never know!
I am sooo looking forward to my next Giants’ game! I secured the tickets through ticketing website Scorebig.com. Think name-your-price, but instead of for vacations, it’s for events – sports games, concerts, you name it.
You start by choosing the area you want to sit in, and then you name the price you want to pay. A little meter illuminates to let you know the likelihood of your offer being accepted. Once you hit “submit,” Scorebig tells you right away if your offer was accepted and you pay no additional fees. Easy as pie! Check out their website, and look them up on Facebook, Twitter too for more information.
So, did I leave anything off of my essentials list? Please share your recommendations in the comments!
Disclaimer: I received a promo code from Scorebig.com in exchange for a review of the site. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your support!
I hope your week is off to a great start. The Eyecatchers series is back in full effect! I figured it was a good way to mix in a little bit of lifestyle into the fashion focus and these are definitely worth sharing with all of you.
Below are the eyecatchers for the week:
We All Have The Same 24 Hours
We all have the same 24 hours. You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce. I do too! Now, granted, I don’t have a team of professionals to keep me on track and my line of work doesn’t fall in the entertainment category, but the bottom line is – it doesn’t do us any harm to take a look at how we are spending the hours in our day and if there is room to improve productivity and happiness.
It really made me start thinking about how much time I am wasting, time that I can’t get back. A former coworker of mine posted this article on Facebook and I’m so glad she did. Check out the article here. Note: This is an older article, but new to me. So happy it’s in circulation still!
“The Cobwebs” Art Installation in Sacramento
There’s pop-up art in Sacramento. Free art pieces are being placed in random places around Sacramento over the past couple of days. Created by Jarius Tonel, “The Cobwebs” are small works of art that were part of a previous installation at the Crocker Art Museum.
It’s simple to get your hands on a piece. You just have to follow them on Instagram at @thecobwebs to see where the next art will be placed. So far they’ve been Midtown, Downtown and in Land Park.
I had the pleasure of trying some new products that are available in Whole Foods stores – a wide variety but all great products!
If you’re in a rush to take something sweet to a party, you gotta pick up a couple of their new Mini-Pies. I had the peach one and it was just the right amount of sweet. If you’re not a peach fan, there are a variety of seasonal flavors (blueberrry, anyone?). Also in the food category was the Ninja Squirrel Sriracha Sauce. I am a big fan of spice and that sauce was one of the spicier of sriracha’s I’ve had. Add a little to your vegetables and your taste buds will dance. I chose some zucchini!
Next came body care. Babo Botanicals offers organic and vegan baby care products, but they are effective enough for the whole family to enjoy. The Calming Bath and Shampoo is made with lavender and is especially great at nighttime to promote relaxation. The Moisturizing Wash lived up to its name, which I attribute to the oatmilk in the product. It can also be used as a shampoo. But, the product that really wowed me was the Smoothing Detangling Spray designed for unruly hair. A few spritzes of this stuff, and the comb literally glides through my hair. A must have product for any curly girl – of any age!
I hope you enjoyed the things that caught my eye. Cheers to a short but fabulous week!
Summer is here, and it seems like every year, I struggle a bit with what to wear for an evening out. I don’t like to show too much skin, but I also don’t want to be sweating up a storm, and I’m tired of the maxi dress. What’s a girl to do? In comes the ruffled romper from Love Bellissima.
I hope you all had a great weekend and a lovely Father’s Day. I hosted my dad and my siblings for a Father’s Day lunch on the lawn. The weather was absolutely perfect and my dad was very surprised and happy with everything.
I wanted to share some recent TLG happenings other than on the actual TLG blog. One is a feature by another blogger and the other is a contributed piece written and styled by me!
This past Friday I was a featured blogger on Global Couture. It’s always an honor when another blogger features you on their site. I had the opportunity to talk about my style, beauty regimen and favorite places to shop. Head over to the GC blog and check it out the feature!
Also, my exclusive style post on Best Friends For Frosting is now live! This month I’m talking about Polka Dots – big ones and little ones! Polka dots are classic and to keep your look modern and fresh, you have to take a different approach in wearing them. Head to my BFFF post for the tips and tricks. And if you want to see what other trends I’ve covered on Best Friends for Frosting, check out my contributor profile.
As always, thank you for your support and Happy Monday!
I hope you are having a good week. Time is flying by so fast, I almost forgot to share with you the awesome time I had at a calligraphy class with some of my favorite Sacramento blogger gals. Rosaura of Pigment & Parchment invited us to a session to get down to the nitty gritty on hand lettering! I had been following her on social media for awhile, so I was really excited to sit down and get the creative juices flowing. I’m a natural doodler and learned some great tools to make my doodling “official.” It’s now resorted to me making lists and calendar listings with fun lettering and my brain going into DIY overdrive. 🙂 It’s a good thing, I tell ya!
Happy Friday everyone!
I recently came across a denim pencil skirt in a trouser style while preparing for my Old Navy event. Anything denim and trouser speaks to me, so I just had to try it on. I’ve worn it a bunch of times since then and just love how easily it is dressed up or down. Definitely a summer staple, and a fresh take on the traditional denim skirt.
Happy Friday, y’all. I hope you all have a fun weekend ahead!
I’ve been super heavy on the style lately and I hope you’ve enjoyed it, but I wanted to talk beauty in today’s post since there have been some products lately that have really been working wonders in this giraffe’s life.
Here are a few of my spring beauty favorites, and I’m sure they’ll become some of yours too!
Do you ever have trouble mistaking navy blue for black? Yeah, that happened to me. With the band on this hat. HA HA HA! But, what are you going to do once you leave the house? I’ll tell you what: roll with it and strut your stuff down the street! I love this look because it is the quintessential spring outfit: floppy hat, “flowy” skirt and wedges.
Sweatshirt: Old Navy (similar here)
Necklace & Earrings: H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic Factory
Shoes: Chinese Laundry via DSW (sandals) + Peter Pilotto for Target (slip-ons on sale here)
Spring is here! Well, in Sacramento, it’s more like summer! We’ve been having 90 degree days. So that means lots of time outdoors, cool beverages (I’ve been downing a gallon of water a day), and lots of leg showin!
I’ve been wearing dresses and skirts to work, but it’s easy to get caught in a routine. So, on a cooler day, I decided to dress up one of my plain sweatshirts and give it a little oompf! The necklace added some sparkle to a plain canvas. When it starts to cool off again and it’s time to layer up, I’m totally bringing this look back with an oxford underneath.
I’m all about coordination so I knew I had to pair my metallic envelope clutch with my metallic accented sandals. And I remixed the post with a shoe change, which really shows the range of the outfit. It’s great for running errands, it’s great for work. A perfect everyday outfit. 🙂
What’s your favorite thing about spring? Is it the longer days, the activities, or the clothes?
Sacramentans – Hope to see you at the Concerts in the Park 2014 season opener tomorrow! More info is here.
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography
Earrings: French Cuff Consignment
Bracelet: INPINK (silver version here)
Clutch: Urban Outfitters
Let me tell you about this dress. See, I spotted this print on a pair of pants and a maxi dress at Target, but I wasn’t sold. While visiting another location, I spotted this number and said “Oooh! I really like this dress!” My boyfriend who was standing next to me said “You like it?” I replied, “Yes,” and I was surprised with a “Well, try it on. I’ll get it for you.” Needless to say, it came home with me and I thought it was perfect for a night out. It made me feel like the ultimate girlie girl with a little edge.
What is your ultra femme outfit that makes you feel edgy?
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography