Monthly Archives: September 2014

Currently Obsessed: Black Shoes

I have been doing lots of shopping recently. I am desperate for fall, which you know if you have been reading my posts. I have invested in some new footwear over the last few weeks, so I thought I would share them with you. I realize that they are all black, but I feel like black is so timeless and versatile. They are also really budget friendly options.

Over the Knee

I ordered these babies from TARGET! Target shoes are my favorite because every pair I own is so dang comfortable. I am always browsing through their shoe department. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of these mid-October because they are currently back ordered. About 3 years ago there was another fabulous pair of over the knee boots at Target that were like $30 dollars. My mom talked me out of buying them and I swear it still haunts me. Therefore, I am praying that these fit perfectly and fill my over the knee boot void.

quilted slip-ons

On my last trip to the mall I spotted gold, quilted Steve Madden slip-ons. Luckily they didn’t have my size, because a week later I found the Target version. I am so excited to try and figure out how to rock these. They are definitely out of my comfort zone, but I love the laid back and edgy vibe. I am hoping to style them with some boyfriend jeans, a feminine top and maybe a leather jacket.

bam bam

Last, but certainly not least, I found these stunners on major sale at Steve Madden. Seriously, I got these for TWENTY DOLLARS. My sister also picked up a pair. I cannot find them on the website, but it’s worth checking out your local store to see if they have any left. I will be wearing these to a friend’s wedding in a few weeks and hopefully many more times after that.



Top Ten: Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

In honor of fall officially kicking off this week, I have been brainstorming all the things I want to do this year. Even though it does not feel like fall in Northern California, I already have plans to do a few of these things while the rest will be on reserve for nights and weekends with no plans. What are you looking forward to doing this fall?


What’s Good Wednesday

I thought I would start a series called What’s Good Wednesday to remind myself to pay more attention to all the good things in life both big and small! I figured what better day than hump day to display the things currently making me happy to help conquer the rest of the work week?

what's good wednesday blooms

I picked up some bright blooms over the weekend and they are currently living on my bedside table.

what's good wednesday turkey balls

I am attempting to do the Health Goddess two week tone and slim down program with one of my friends. I don’t know how rigid I will be about sticking to the plan, but I am excited to learn new recipes and tricks to live a healthier lifestyle. These turkey meatballs did not disappoint!

what's good wednesday books

I have been really into reading lately. Paper Towns is next on my list. I have already finished the others shown here plus If I Stay and The Beginning of Everything (currently on loan to friends). I am taking full advantage of my Amazon Prime membership and ordering new books every few weeks. I would love recommendations from you!


Fall Florals

Picchetti Winery 5

Dress Brandy Melville | Shoes Steve Madden (old) | Bralette Urban Outfitters |Aviators (similar) Ray Ban | Rings Gold Stack & Drusy  | Watch Michael Kors | Bracelets Alex&Ani | Lip Liner MAC Half-Red |Lipstick MAC Taupe

Over the weekend, a group of friends and I went to a local winery. We had a fabulous wine tasting and a picnic on the grounds with sandwiches from our favorite market. There is no better way to spend the weekend then with best friends, good food and outside in the sunshine. Big thanks to my sister for taking these pictures of me despite my extreme awkwardness. Check out Picchetti Winery next time you want to do a local wine tasting! I recommend the 2010 Reserve Angelica and the 2013 Viogner.

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This Week on Instagram #1

I thought it would be fun to share my Instagrams from this week. But don’t let them fool you into thinking I am crazy healthy. I am a big believer in balance in all areas of my life and this week was no exception **cough–In-n-Out–cough**! Yoga on the Row

On Sunday, my friend and I participated in Yoga on the Row! It was an outdoor yoga class sponsored by Lululemon. I am so happy that I participated. It was so much fun to do yoga outdoors with a few hundred people with the sun shining on us early in the morning. I also have to give a shout out to Suja Juice, Pressed Juicery and Vita Coco for all the free drinks. Vita Coco Cafe is my newest obsession. It tastes like coffee chocolate milk!

Happy Monday

While browsing Pinterest on Monday, I stumbled upon this Garlic Mushroom Quinoa recipe and knew that I had to make it for dinner. I added shallots to the recipe along with Very, Very Teriyaki marinated salmon. It was even better then it looks! Also how cute are my new candle holders and pumpkins? They are all from the Dollar Store!

Happy Thursday

Too keep up the healthy dinner trend this week I made corn flake chicken with a side of zucchini pasta. My mom bought me a Veggetti and it is the coolest thing ever! I will definitely be using it more often. It is so easy and fun. I also made mug cake for the first time. Seriously…CAKE IN A MUG! My mind was blown and I will now be on the hunt for more variations.