Valentine’s Day with My Fur Baby

Gray Jeans + Bow Booties

My Fur Baby

Blush Coat, Blush Scarf, Gray Jeans

Emma the Mini Aussie

Blush Jacket

^^^ Emma’s posing – insert face laughing with tears!!!!!!! She just got a haircut back there, so she must be feeling bootylicious!

Emmat - Tri Color Mini Aussie

Blush & Gray

If you have a fur baby at home, and you call them a fur baby, then you know that they are an equally important part of the family. That’s why I plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my fiance and Emma! I’ve been wearing any and all possible shades of pink and red over the past two weeks and I’ve also been using Emma’s heart leash to be in the festive mood! This past weekend, I paired gray and blush together for a fun casual Valentine’s Day-inspired look.

These jeans from Liverpool – known as the Abby Skinny – are the perfect shade of gray. I used to own a pair of gray jeans that I adored, but am pretty sure I lost them in one of our moves over the past few years. These jeans are BEYOND comfy, and are definitely going to be making a few more appearances on the blog! You can find these jeans at Amazon and Nordstrom! As far as this blazer – it is super chic and I got it for $15 during JustFab’s giant clothing sale last month. I love the color of it, as it adds variety to my current collection of jackets and blazers.

What I’m Wearing

Trench Blazer, JustFab (Similar here) | Jeans, c/o Liverpool Jeans Company | Tank Top, WalMart (Yes, I said WalMart, it’s actually a PJ top – Similar here and here) | Booties, JustFab (Old, Similar here and here) | Scarf, Thrifted (Similar here and here) | Dog Leash, c/o ShopBop (Sold out, Similar here and here)

Valentine’s Day Plum Dress + a Giveaway

plum lace dress

Burgundy Lace Dress

Valentine's Day look - lace dress

Valentine's Day Collab

How to Wear a Lace Dress

Valentine's Day Look (1)

Lace Dress

Valentine's Day look

I can’t believe we are less than a week away from Valentine’s Day! My fiance and I haven’t even thought about what to do, or if we are doing anything at all. Regardless, I LOVE this time of year and I use the excuse to pull out every shade of pink and red I own. This year, I’m going for a a deep plum shade, in the form of this gorgeous plum lace dress! I’m not 100% sure if I’ll actually be wearing it on Valentine’s Day, but if we do anything that requires getting dressed up, it’s my first choice!

Dress, c/o Chicwish | Heels, Rachel by Rachel Roy (Similar here and here) | Bracelet, Nordstrom Rack (Similar here and here)



I am SO excited to be teaming up with four other lovely ladies to share our Valentine’s Day looks and giveaway a $50 gift card to Sephora! I love the variety of dressy and dressed up casual looks – make sure you check out all of their blogs to see their gorgeous looks, and enter to win the gift card in the form below!

Jewel – The Style Optimist 
Rachelle – Pink Sole
Daphnee – Dressed 2 D Nines
Zhenya – Being Zhenya

a Rafflecopter giveaway

California Dreamin’

Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive

Beautiful Day in California

Floral Blazer + Black Tank

Cali Coast

California Style

Adam & Mel!

With the snow storm that hit us yesterday here in the Midwest, I can’t help but dream of warmer, sunnier days in California. Our trip was like a dream, for many reasons, but also because sometimes you just go somewhere that feels like home.

Our friends (who you can see in the last photo taking photos!) live in Sunnyvale, very close to where my older sister used to live for a few years. My family would often come out to visit her, and coming back to visit friends was like coming to a a place I have learned to love and have a sense of home since I had family who lived there for so long. That’s why it was so wonderful to visit a place in California where I had once had such a wonderful time with my family. On Sunday, the day after we got engaged, we took a trip to Carmel, driving along the 17 Mile Drive on Pebble Beach. We of course had to pull over to get some photos – and the view couldn’t have been more breathtaking. I kept saying to Mel, I can’t believe you live here! It is so magical.

We moved onto a restaurant in Pebble Beach called the Bench, where some quite comical characters had a few drinks while watching the Broncos vs. Patriots game, and then finished our day and night in Carmel with shopping, dinner/drinks at A.W. Shucks, and drinks at the cutest Italian place Vino Napoli Wine Bar – where the bar tender took part in our engagement celebration with champagne and tiramisu! We sure did have a great time!

Oh what wonderful times. Cali, I’ll be dreamin’ of you for a long time. P.S. HUGE thanks to Mel for letting us borrow her camera this day – check out her amazing blog here!

What I’m Wearing

Blazer, Lulu*s (Similar here and here) | Tank Top, T.J.Maxx  (Similar here) | Jeans, Paige Denim, c/o ShopBop | Booties, Dolce Vita, c/o ShopBop | Sunglasses, Cole Hahn, Nordstrom Rack (Similar here) | Lipstick, Maybelline “Mesmerizing Magenta”