Backpacks aren’t just for your kids these days, many fashion brands are offering them up as the “it” purse this season. Being that my purse is extremely heavy; I am really digg-in fashion backpacks. The two straps would even the load on my neck and shoulders, verses carrying one heavy strap…right? I love the casualness of a backpack, below are some of my favorites under $500 bucks.
#1/Cleobella ‘Leena Backpack’$450.00(the snakeskin pocket on this snaps on and off)
#2/Tory Burch ‘Kerrington’ Backpack $395.00
#3/Steve Madden $128.00
#4/French Connection $98.00
#5/Frye ‘Tracy’ Leather Backpack $498.00(this one is in my shopping cart now)
This is my new jam…. I can’t stop singing “I’m all about that bass”…. I love Meghan Trainor. I can’t wait for her to drop an album already.
I just spent the past weekend in Walla Walla Washington. Ever heard of Walla Walla sweet onions? Well they are truly named for where they come from. Walla Walla also hosts a ton of wineries…. Literally there are over 150 tasting rooms to choose from. The wine is well priced; overall the most expensive bottle I found sold at the wineries’ was around $45 bucks. So that’s what I spent all weekend doing… tasting wine, ordering cheese plates, buying wine and eating fabulous foods. There was the occasional beer at Red Monkey (which I really enjoyed since they had scuffle board tables). Needless to say, my body is crying for water and a workout. We must have gotten pretty lucky because most of the restaurants we ate at were delicious. If your ever in Walla Walla check out these restaurants: Bacon & Eggs, Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen (call a head of time to make a reservation), and Public House 124. So good, and nothing is crazy expensive.
On our way home we stopped at Blue Mountain Lavender Farm, where my husband saved the day by cutting and gathering Lavender for me so I didn’t have to get near the bees!
Speaking of Lavendar… I am obsessed with Molly Moon’s Honey Lavendar ice cream. Molly Moon’s is Seattle based homenade ice cream company that has stores all over the city. You can purchase Molly Moon’s ice cookbook here.
1/Nasty Gal Alisha Flower Crown $38.00
2/Kate Spade Broome street print denim $198.00
3/Birkenstick Floral-print Arizona Sandals $245.00
4/Topshop Pastel Flowers Necklace $60
5/Herschel Supply Co. Fine Chia Collection $55
6/Topshop Glory Floral Print High Heels $95.00
7/Chicwish Fairland Blue Floral Organza Dress $61.97
8/Topshop Emilio Cavallini Floral Socks $18
9/Top Shop Floral Lace Plastic Mac-$90
10/Aerin Beauty Limited Edition Floral Illuminating Power $55.00
11/Ted Baker Sugar Sweet Print Sweater $195.00
12/Betsey Johnson Spring Glam Cluster Button earrings $27.99
I have only recently discovered an eye mask/sleep mask I am in love with – Bucky 40 blinks, this eye mask is awesome! And best of all, it won’t hurt or damage my eyelash extensions.
This mask is very lightweight, and does not touch your eye or your eyelashes. It has an elastic Velcro strap that adjusts your to your head size and doesn’t stretch out. When I first place it on my head there’s a little space where light can show through around my nose, but that’s fixed with a little arranging once its on. I previously had black out curtains and this eye mask is the closest I have come to creating complete darkness in a otherwise lighted room.
This is the best eye mask for eyelash extensions on the market. So, if you are looking for a great eye mask period, Bucky 40 blinks eye mask is a winner.
Being a Mom myself, I don’t really expect anything for Mother’s day. A special thought of some sort from my little girl is all that I want. With my Mom, she is independent and buys herself whatever she wants all the time, so it’s hard to shop for her. For those who do need a little help, here are my 5 Mothers day gift ideas.
fitbit and I love it. What I love most about tracking my food/exercise/daily steps is how I can make it a game by involving my friends & family by trying to keep up with their daily progress. It has become a fun way to motivate myself to workout in the morning before going to work. This is a great gift to buy yourself as well as your Mom – you can do it together. Note that you will likely have to set this up for your Mom.
2/ Republic Of Tea: This monthly tea club might not be something she knows she wants but she will enjoy for the next 6 or 12 months. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t appreciate these teas. In addition to tasting delightful, these blends support a healthy, balanced life. Mom will discover a new tea every month from this selection of wellness teas. She will drink her tea and feel loved from this unforgettable gift!
3/ Dogeared Jewelry: You know when you hear the radio commercials around Mother’s day offering a three piece set of jewelry for less than $200. Those commercials make me cringe. The last thing I want is a generic matchy matchy jewelry set. The price of gold is crazy these days and as a result beautiful jewelry comes with a punch in the stomach price tag. This my reason for suggesting Dogeared. You can create a charm necklace and start off with a charm or two and than add too it on other holidays for around $150 and up or get her a simple pendant necklace. My personal favorite is the one pictured. I like that instead of a chain as it offers a 16′ red silk thread. If you wanted to go the jewelry route without spending “jewelry dollars” this is a very fashionable option.
4/ An experience: Your Mom always wants to hang out with you… especially if you don’t call her enough. Creating an experience is always a fun treat. Whether it is taking her to a concert, to a museum or to a play. Thinking out of the box to make her feel special is the idea. After all, isn’t that the point of Mothers day – it will be an easy win on your end.
5/ Jo Malone :There is a variety of different scents in perfume, candles, lotion, bath oil, body wash, scent diffuser, soap… basically anything fragrance related. Jo Malone scents are beautiful and the right one will leave your mom smiling every time she smells her special scent.
The older I get, the younger I want to look. I love all makeup up as much as the next girl, but I focus on my eyes. My desire is to always look bright-eyed. Hence, I am crazy for concealers. I own 4 different brands at the moment and I have placed them all over my world…. two in my home makeup bag, one in my purse, and the other in my gym bag. After doing some Internet shopping on concealers recently, I decided to bite the bullet and try Cle’de Peau Beaute’ Concealer… and even with the $70 tag, its worth the money.. It conceals without looking dry, is easy to apply, and the beige color is a perfect match to my skin tone. Honestly, I love the Cle’de Peau Beaute’ Concealer so much that for my next foundation, I will shop the same brand. Since I have tried my fair share of concealers over the years, I’ve listed my favorites below.
This Diesel dance video has me in awe. After all the of hours of work, sweat, money, tears, and effort… I want some Diesel Jogg Jeans!
A – Arabesque, Morgan Quinn
B – B-girl, Bgirl Terra
C – Chicken Noodle Soup, Terence Dickson
D – Death Drop, Nick Lanzisera
E – East Coast Swing, Yani Marin, Nathan Kim
F – Finger Tut, John P-Nut Hunt
G – Grand Jeté, Julia Cinquemani
H – Harlem Shake, Amanda Meade-Tatum
I – Indian Bhangra, Reshma Gajjar
J – Jump Style, Høps
K – Krump, Jigsaw
L – Liquid Dance, Phillip ‘Pacman’ Chbeeb
M – Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck
N – Northern Soul, Levanna McLean
O – OMG, Anthony ‘Lil’ Bob’ Cabaero
P – Pole, Nicole ‘The Pole’ Williams
Q – Questionable, Reid Shapiro
R – Rumba, Junior and Emily Alabi
S – Step, Soul Steps: Dionne Norton, Heather DeLeon, Maxine Lyle
T – Twerk, Twerk Team: Lady Luscious, Mizz Twerksum
U – Ultimate, Shofu Tha Beatdown
V – Vogue Hands, Javier Madrid of Legendary House of Ninja
W – Whine, Colleen Craig
X – X-press Yourself, Ryan Heffington
Y – YMCA, Allison Chu at Next Models LA
Z – TurF FeinZ: Byron Vincent Sanders Jr aka T7, Donald Brooks aka Torch, Eric Bossett aka Kidd Strobe, Gary Morgan aka Noh-justice, Leon M Williams aka Mann, Rayshawn Thompson aka Looney2smooth
I am so excited to announce that Las Vegas is getting a Goorin Brothers – my favorite hat store. It can be hard to find a hat that fits, mostly because many hats are one size fits most all. Not Goorin Brothers, their hats come in sizes S-XL. Apart from all the beanies I own, all my other hats are Goorin Brothers. You can find Goorin Brothers hats at Nordstrom, Zappos and other boutiques but there is nothing like trying on hats at a hat store. There are endless options to try on and at Goorin Brothers, along with different sizes too! Before Goorin Brothers, I’d never been able to find a hat that fits so perfectly (apparently I have a small head). Needless to say I am a big fan. Professionally speaking, hats are one of my go to accessories when styling. I find that hats are a great last minute piece to bring together an outfit. They also do a wonderful job masking bad hair days. Fedoras are my favorite hat style… what’s yours? To find out visit a Goorin Brothers!