How is it that every week for Friday's Fancies I can put together an outfit in minutes, yet each day I struggle with putting things from my closet together? I mean, other than the fact that any article of clothing from any store can be added. But stiil.
Saturday I'm going to see The Rolling Stones. Lifelong dream! That's pretty much all I can think about. So with that, I bid you all a happy weekend.
This weekend was low-key - a birthday party and family time.
Saturday my friend hosted a birthday party at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel for her twins who turned 3. Their birthday cake was adorable and so we they as they blew out their three candles together!
Sunday I hung out with my parents for a relaxed Mother's Day and we enjoyed a BBQ and cupcakes.
New Glasses & Curled Hair // Strawberry Julep
Disney-themed birthday cake // The twins blowing out the candles!
My mutt // My mom's Mother's Day gift from 10 years ago (he looks cute but he's a men little dog!)
Cupcakes for the family
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Hellllo Friday! It's going to be a glorious spring weekend and I am ready for it. Nothing too crazy planned. A birthday party for my favorite 3-year-old twins (my sorority Big Sis' kids) and something low-key with my family for Mother's Day. I'm pretty sure I need this tee to complete my plans, though. It's effortlessly cool and scream Southern California. Am I right?
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I'm kinda in love with these floral shorts. I think because the faded color makes them look a little distressed and not so sweet. Paired with a plain bag and top I'm good to go.
The only problem I have with this look I came up with is the fact that I want to recreate it. The problem? TAXES!
When I took my new job I got a bump in pay. Yay, wonderful! Great! Not so much. Because I make more, I get taxed more. In the end, I am actually making $100 less EACH paycheck - $200 less a month. That seems fair doesn't it?
Without sounding too poor, poor pitiful me, instead of celebrating my first full paycheck at my new job, I'm going to stay home this weekend. Please go out and enjoy yourself then come back and link up for Monday Morning Gossip sharing your fun stories so I can live vicariously through you!!
Today is the very first installment of The Meowpocalypse, hosted by none other than my LP, Tiffany of Polka Dotted Cats. What is The Meowpocalypse you ask? Besides being a word that I cannot spell or pronounce, it's also a blog hop dedicated to pet stories.
As of late my dog Coco has been really good, no disaster stories to report this time. She's come a long way from eating bras and walls to being able to hang out alone in my apartment all day while I'm at work.
But there's another issue I'm having with her. She's a scene stealer.
You know that friend who all the guys flock to because she looks exotic? That's my dog. Not only is she brindle, she's also got a unique shape (she's half pit half basset hound) so people stop to tell me how they've never seen a dog quite like her. And how beautiful she is. And how pretty and shiny her hair is. And how she looks like she's always smiling. I GET IT, PEOPLE. SHE'S A-FREAKING-DORABLE!
But what about me? You can say hi to me. You don't have to ignore me and talk to my dog only. I have feelings too, stranger on the street.
Best part? Coco is a diva when it comes to pictures. It's so hard to get her to look at the camera. Today, the streets of Hollywood, tomorrow the runways of Paris. I have to remind her that she's just plain ol' Coco, not Coco Chanel.
BaubleBar is on point right now! I am really refraining from not going on a shopping spree. But, I am human after all, so I caved and made a few purchases this month. I bought the necklace as a Platimim Buried Bauble. For $20, how could I not? And the stackable rings have been on my wish list for months so when they were offering 20% off on tax day I figured it was a sign from the jewelry gods.
Now I have that beautiful knot pave bracelet in my sights. Their rhinestones are really pretty and classy. They don't look cheap at all. The rings above feature them and they are beautiful in person. I also need a nice pair of stone earrings for dressy events. I think these ones would go with many different outfits.
Who is with me? Have you made any BaubleBar purchases lately?
Last week I finally went to my first Angels game of the season. They got their butts kicked. As in it was 13-0 by the 4th. And it even started drizzling by the 5th. That's when I took off. I've been a fan of the team for my whole life, but rain and a mercy is where I draw the line. Despite all of that it was nice to get out to the park and enjoy a beer.
It's Monday, Monday, Mondaaaaaay...sang no one ever. But alas, another work week is upon us. To help a little with the Monday blues, I'm guest blogging over at Lena B, Actually. Go check it out and enter to win a $15 Starbucks gift card. And while you're there, check out Lena's blog. She is a kick ass mama who has the cutest style, and two adorable kiddos.
Now onto a little fashion. At my new job we sell designer labels - DVF, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and other big names in the industry. The place I worked at before, people literally wore yoga pants to work. So while I have lots of cute clothes, some are far too casual. I don't feel like I am a the level of my co-workers.
I am still waiting on my first real paycheck (this Thursday, thank you baby Jesus!) and eventually will be taking advantage of the great perks (aka discounts) that come along with the current gig, but until then I'm adding some cute clothes from places I can afford like Forever 21, H&M, and Kohl's. Let's keep it real. Even though adding designer names to my closet will be accessible, I'll still always be a bargain shopper and look to these cheaper stores.
Check out the purchases I made this weekend:
Vera Wang leggings from Kohl's / Tank from Forever 21