Bright & Bold in Naven

May 13, 2015

Naven Dress via The Stylist LA | Call It Spring Heels c/o | Call it Spring Bag c/o | Kendra Scott Ring c/o

This bright & bold dress sure is lifting my spirits today! After 3 days straight of hiding away in my bed recovering from pneumonia, I am finally getting out of the house and attempting to head back to work. This gorgeous Naven dress was packed away with me when I headed to Miami for my bachelorette weekend, but I didn't end up getting to wear it - so I was excited to style it for the blog!

I love the colorblocked bright pink and orange paired together. The flirty a-line style is so easy to wear, and I love the movement that the skirt has. I paired this dress with equally bright and bold Call it Spring heels (which got plenty of wear in Miami) and kept my clutch simple, in a nude color.

I am so thankful I was able to run to The Stylist LA to rent a few fun dresses for my bachelorette weekend! Even some of my girlfriends were able to rent dresses for the nights out in Miami. If you are headed to an event and don't want to spend an entire day hunting down the perfect dress - I highly recommend calling Emily - she's the best.

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Boho Festival Style

April 28, 2015

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Over past two weeks here in LA, it has been hard to miss a conversation that doesn't drop some mention of Coachella, NO-chella, or #Couchchella (my personal favorite). Now that the 'chella craze has passed, many were speaking of Stagecoach, the country music equivalent of the escape in the desert. For me, all three weeks of festivals were a pass - considering I am packing my bags to leave for Miami in two days! Yep, the bachelorette party has arrived, and it trumped any hopes of going to festivals, but I am 100% ok with that!

Regardless if you attend a festival or not, festival style & trends are here to stay for the summer. I was out shopping the other weekend, and the array of fringed accessories, kimonos, crop tops and frayed shorts are in abundance. I thought i would share my take on festival style, and the functionality behind my choices. All of my favorite accessories pictured here were found via QVC!

Leather Backpack - This black leather backpack is so pretty, it converted me from my coveted cross-body bag obsession. I love the gold hardware and the buttery black leather. The size is perfect, and nothing is better than having a bag that allows you to be hands-free.... You know, for dancing and holding your favorite drink!

A Sheer Flowy Kimono - Being out in the sun all day is no joke! Besides slathering on the SPF, sometimes, you need to cover your skin without feeling hot (especially in the desert). A sheer kimono is a great option. It can double as a pool cover-up, too!

Worn-In Booties (with some flair) - I know most of you are thinking, Booties? Is she crazy? It's way too hot to wear booties! BUT - hear me out. Do you want your toes getting stepped on? Getting covered in dirt and ruining your pedi? Thats why booties are essential. Wear a pair that are already a little scuffed up or worn-in. It's all about comfort when you are on your feet dancing for hours on end.

Stacked Stainless Steel Cuffs - I am totally obsessed with these simple, yet edgy cuffs. I got one in gold, one in rose gold and one in silver and I love the mixed metals look. You can't forget to accessorize!

Edgy Gold Rings- I have been wearing this ring nonstop since I got it, so it was obvious that it had to be included. I love the simplicity of the gold and small jewels, but the design itself is really intricate and edgy. Perfect for a festival!

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A Little Desk Update

April 27, 2015

Nothing gets my productivity flowing more than a clean and organized workspace. This is the second desk addition to our home, and I actually love that we set it up in our living room. The other desk is in our guest bedroom, which I thought I would like, but it turns out that working in the shared living space is much better!

When the Sauder desk arrived at our doorstep, I will be honest. It was in what felt like a million pieces. Immediately, a daunting feeling overcame John and I... I mean, Ikea has really traumatized us in the past when it comes to furniture building. I have to say - we were so pleasantly surprised that this desk took us less than an hour to put together. We had exactly zero squabbles about who did what wrong, which is a miracle.

In addition to the ease of assembly, I love the look of the desk in our living room. The dark wood pops against our lighter hardwood floors and I like the black hardware. It is definitely a more substantial piece of furniture than something you would get from Target or Ikea. You can see the high quality finish and I am proud to have it out in our main living space for our guests to see. This desk cleverly hides away even more work space with the pull-out keyboard drawer, and I love the unique "X" shape in the design on the back of the desk.

Once we got it all put together, I accessorized it with some artwork, accessories from T.J. Maxx and some simple greenery. I feel like keeping it minimal helps me to feel more zen when I am locking myself down and really focusing in on work. What do you think of the desk design? Should I put something up above the desk on the white wall? I've been debating it. Let me know what you think in the comments! Also, check out how other bloggers styled some of the Sauder furniture here!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

Floral Two Ways for Spring

April 20, 2015

Spring is here and everything is in bloom - including my closet. Floral printed clothing and accessories for spring is not just a suggestion - it's basically a requirement. With all of my favorite stores exploding in floral, it's hard not to buy a few new pieces for the season. Per my usual predictability, I grabbed up some awesome floral print dresses recently at Kohls. Seriosuly - who doesn't love dresses?! They are just so easy and effortless!

I styled this Apt 9 floral dress with an edgy black leather jacket and some amazing booties to give it a juxtaposed look. I always love unexpected pairings, and floral and leather is a favorite. What I love about this dress is that I have options. I can pair it with leather for a night out, or wear it to work with heels and a blazer jacket.

This effortless look starts and ends with this gorgeous floral maxi dress. The unique shirttail hem gives it a flirty and flowy look that is perfect for the weekend. I could easily layer dress underneath a denim jacket or vest. I love the color scheme, it has a watercolor effect that is super feminine and pretty. When I saw these perfect LC Lauren Conrad Woven sandals, I knew I had to have them. They compliment this dress like they were made for each other, but I knew the heels would be equally as comfortable as they are functional. 

 Which style is your favorite? Edgy with leather and floral, or feminine and flirty in the flowy dress? Do you have a foolproof way you style florals? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

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LC Lauren Conrad Floral Shirttail Hem Dress c/o Kohls | LC Lauren Conrad Woven Sandals c/o Kohls | Apt 9 Gold Midi Rings c/o Kohls | Jennifer Lopez Gold Bracelet c/o Kohls