Must have Mondays

Beach Bike Ride {a 16 mile bike ride to burn off all the holiday treats}The Americana{serious chandelier envy at The Americana}

Christmas at the Beach{only in SoCal can you enjoy Christmas at the beach}

Many would argue that an 80* Christmas is nothing to turn your nose up after. As a native SoCal girl, I am always envious of a snowy white, cold Christmas. There is something so wrong to me about spending the holiday in shorts and a tee, at the beach. Don’t get me wrong, 9 months out of the year I love our weather, but during this season I’d rather be bundling up by a fire, sipping hot chocolate than lying outside tanning. Well enough of my venting hope y’all have a wonderful New Years! xxxooo

 

Must have Mondays

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{finishing up some Christmas shopping in Malibu}

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{my favorite jalapeño margarita to start the holiday festivities}

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{30 Things to stop doing to yourself}

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{a Merry Christmas & Happy-early-Birthday present to myself}

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{holiday nail art-Essie “Chinchilly” polish with OPI “When Monkeys Fly” sparkles}

I don’t know if a week could be any more festively filled than mine last week. Finished up the last of my shopping and celebrated with an afternoon cocktail. Sporadically went to a King’s game with a friend I haven’t seen in awhile. Wrapped up work perfectly and enjoyed an even better holiday/wrap party afterwards. Helped out over 75 needy families in my community and ended the weekend Christmas caroling followed by festive drinks with some new friends. I hope y’all have a very Merry Christmas with loved ones! Xxxooo

Holiday Fashion

Hooded White Coat

{hooded white coat + tights}

Black Button Down + Statement Pants

{simple black button down + statement pants}

Sequins + BF Jeans{sequin striped top & leather jacket  + boyfriend jeans & pointy heels}

Plaid Skirt{plaid skirt}

Lace + Sequins{lace + sequins}

Green Cocktail Dress{shiny floral patterns}

Croppe Top + Ornate Skirt{cropped long sleeve top + ornate mid-calf skirt}

The holidays are one of the few occasions were you can dress up for practically any occasion. It’s also a great excuse to wear sequins as much as humanly possible (which I’m always looking for a good excuse). Plus putting a little extra “umph” on your normal routine – like red lipstick, a sparkly headband, a fur collar – makes the day a bit more special. Happy Holidays! xxxooo

Must have Mondays

White Chocolate Cranbery Fudge

{these would make for some delicious Christmas treats}

Sunset at Dukes{fresh fish & a beautiful sunset at Dukes makes the hump day go by  faster}

Flea Market Finds{came upon these little girl dresses & had to take a picture of how ornate/crazy they are}

All Saints Window Display{design inspiration for my new place}

 

Japanese Christmas Lights{these Japanese light installations puts a creative spin on what we know as Holiday lights}

Is it possible to have one of the worst days of your career and one of the best days of your personal life all in the same week? Well that was my week. Luckily, the latter was the last of the two to happen so it made up for one really awful day and made me more appreciative of it too. Happy Monday! xxxooo

Holiday Gift Guide

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1. OK Store Porcelain Vase

2. Pottery Barn Leather Backgammon Set

3. West Elm Wall Jewelry Branch

4. Smythson Textured-Leather Notebook

5. Gorjana Gold Ring

6. Pottery Barn Silver-Plated Breakfast Tray

7. Jayson Home Quartz Votive Holder

8. West Elm Pedestal Stone Box

9. Pottery Barn Leather Travel Jewelry Portfolio

10. Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Throw