Friday, September 30, 2016

Staple Autumn Outfit

I'm off to Carmel this morning! I'll be driving up the California coast to the quaint city by the sea. On the way I'll pass through Morro Bay, Big Sur and many other Golden State landmarks that I've never seen. Although I've lived in California my whole life, I've never been on a road trip up the coast. California is so huge that every time I go north, I fly. So I'm really excited to see our gorgeous coastline. Plus, I'm doing a review of the most adorable B&B, so this weekend is sure to be fun!

Even though two days will be spent in the car for 8ish hours, and I only have one full day to plan for, I had to make sure my outfit was cute! Here's what I'll be wearing: vestlong sleeve teejeansbootshatscarf
Fall Look

I think this will be the perfect fall outfit for exploring Carmel, wine tasting, and Monterrey for dinner!

What are you up to this weekend?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wine Wednesday!

You're probably thinking riesling, rose, pinot noir...and you're getting warmer with that last one, but I'm talking the deep, dark beautiful color of wine. Which happens to be my favorite fall color. But now that we've talked glorified grapes, I could go for a glass or two. Anyways, back to the topic at hand.

While we're still hitting temps well over 100 degrees in Southern California, I have some fall trips planned that have me craving all things autumn. So let's get to fall fashion featuring shades of wine!

Favorite Fall Hue: Wine

   boots  |  pants  |  wristlet  |  hat  |  lipstick  |  nail polish  |  cardigan  |  earrings

What color are you craving this fall? And please tell me temperatures are more season appropriate where you live!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Best of Summer 2016

This summer was so fun! I spent a lot of time around the water, partaking in cool blogging events, and going to concerts. Now that fall is here, I thought it'd be fun to reflect on my highlights from summer 2016.

Birthday trip to Catalina  |  Vegas to see my favorite band  |  The Happiest Place on Earth
Foul balls at baseball games  |  Sea turtle released back into the wild  |  Better Late Than Never Screening
Malibu road trip  |  Country concerts  |  Newport Beach sunsets

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2016 Emmys: Top 8 Red Carpet Looks

I don't really watch awards shows so I did not tune into the Emmy's last night. But I am all about Emmys fashion. Here are my picks for best dressed of the night. Aside from the first three looks, that are my top favorites, the rest are in no particular order.

Clearly I'm drawn to sparkles since six of the eight have some serious glitter appeal. They are gorgeous!

What was your favorite look of the night? Anyone I missed that should have been included?

All photos courtesy of Getty via Elle

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Excited for October

Today I'm linking up for Five on Friday and sharing my excitement for October! So much is happening, and I only have the first half of the month planned out so far. Let's get to it.

Carmel Road Trip - First Weekend
I am SO excited to be driving up the coast to Carmel to do a B&B review! I've lived in CA my whole life but never been that far north (I've been to SF but always flown). Not only do I get to see Big Sur, Monterrey, and tons of gorgeous coastline, but I get to stay for free at an adorable hotel in the little town where Clint Eastwood resides.

Knott's Scary Farm - A Few Days Later
My favorite thing about Halloween is being scared. I know, I'm crazy. A local theme park (home to Charlie Brown and friends) transforms into mazes and terrifying characters and I try to go every year. This year my friend bought my ticket as a birthday gift and I'm ready to scream my head off and be chased by monsters.

New England Fall Trip - Second Weekend
We don't have a real fall in Southern California but it's my favorite season...through pictures. I been to Boston for a quick work trip but didn't get to see much.  I've always wanted to do a legit  NE fall foliage trip so I'm making it happen. I'll do a day in Boston, one in New Hampshire and another up the Maine coast.

Potential New 'Do - Third Weekend
I am currently light blonde but considering going with a sombre balayage look. I have done ombre styles in the past, but this time I'm thinking really subtle. I feel like with light hair it's a fine line between amazing and horrible, though. I like Brielle's look a lot (photo courtesy of her IG). Opinions please!

Gwen Stefani in Concert - Third Weekend
I've seen No Doubt in concert but never Gwen by herself. I am ready for a fun night with a friend and acting silly as I belt our Gwen's jams. And I feel like Blake is going to be there for sure so that'll be adorable to see them on stage together. And hello, Eve. High school flashbacks!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Goat Cheese & Fruit Crostinis

You guys, I found the easiest recipe - and it tastes good, too! Enter the goat cheese and fruit crostini.

I'm by no means a chef, although I can make a mean microwaved pizza, but even I can pull of these bite-sized apps. And the best part? They look fancy so when I made them people were totally impressed. Plus, if you have leftovers, cover and refrigerate ad they still tasted good two days later.

So let's get to it with the recipe!

8oz. soft goat cheese
1 baguette
2 tbsp. of honey + extra to drizzle
Fruit of your choice

Cut baguette into half-inch slices
Pre-heat oven to 350° and bake baguette slices for 10-12 minutes
While baking, mix goat cheese with honey and prep fruit
Once baguettes are cool, spread goat cheese mixture then top with fruit and drizzle with honey


Super easy right?

I chose to use strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and peaches. The peaches were the most tasty.

Next time you need to provide an hors d'oeuvres, I highly recommend this one!