I’ve had several friends ask me how I possibly keep my 6 year old occupied long enough to take him with me shopping. The answer is simple…he’s been shopping with me since he was probably about a year old! It started out with having enough toys to keep him entertained. Then we moved on to snacks. Then the ipad was a life saver. And then he got too big to fit in a stroller so I was certain he would not last longer than a store or two. But he has surprised me and is quite the little shopper/helper. I’m sure his future wife will love me for this. =) A couple of weeks ago, we made a trip down to Westfield UTC Mall to do a little shopping (I also had to pick up a suit my husband was having altered at Nordstrom). We got there around noon so the first thing we did was stop by Lemonade which I thought was just going to be a little lemonade stand…turns out it has quite the menu!

After lunch we were off for a bit of shopping. I hit up a few of my favorite stores first…Madewell and Zara. I shared these overalls on Instagram and Facebook and got an overwhelming response that I NEED them in my life. I think YOU do too! =) I also got a lot of questions about my tennis shoes. I am wearing Vans hi-tops (BTW, there also happens to be a Vans store in the mall). I seriously considering snagging another pair of them. They are SO comfy…and remind me of my youth. The funny thing is…my son said I looked like a teenager when I came down the stairs wearing them. LOL. He actually has a pair too so we look like twinsies now.

Then I decided to stop by Lette to pick up some macarons for my hubby for Valentine’s Day. But I wouldn’t give them to him until I got my IG pic of them. They are too pretty not to share. You can see what I posted here.

And last but not least, I took my sweet boy to the LEGO Store and Geppetto’s. He was obsessed with the wall of LEGO’s separated by color. I have to admit, I seriously considered buying myself a stash of pink Lego’s because…why not?!? We finished our afternoon playing on the little playground structure before we made our way home. I think it’s safe to say that we both had a great time!

Thank you to Westfield UTC for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my IG story about Baublebar’s new line of jewelry called SUGARFIX available exclusively at Target. It’s got all of the on-trend style you’ve come to expect from Baublebar, only it’s available at a lower price point! Just another reason to LOVE Target…am I right, ladies? I am wearing the Wrap Choker Necklace (also available in pink) above but you can check out the full collection here. And now is the perfect time to check the collection out because starting today through March 25th, all SUGARFIX by Baublebar jewelry will be “by one, get one 50% off”!

SHOP SOME OF MY SUGARFIX FAVES BELOW:


Outfit Details: Brixton Thorpe Hat, Striped off the Shoulder Top, SUGARFIX by Baublebar Choker c/o SUGARFIX, Denim Shorts (similar)

I noticed over on my Instagram & Facebook pages that my friends/followers seem to really like my “Dressing Room Diaries” posts. If I’m ever unsure on an outfit, I like to snap a pic in the dressing room and get my friends and/or hubby’s opinion. Or if I can’t stop obsessing about it myself, then I know it’s a must have. I tried this dress on on a whim and was in a rush so didn’t pull the trigger but I’m loving the larger “buffalo check” gingham prints this season! I linked a few of my faves below so just click on any image to be redirected for details and/or to purchase!

P.S. If this is something you’d like to see more of, please do let me know in the comments! Or on social media.

I don’t know what’s happened to me lately, but I’ve been on a remix-my-closet kick. Which is TOTALLY a good thing. But I don’t know how someone who has so many clothes still feels like they have nothing to wear. Plus I have this horrible habit of only feeling cute when I’m wearing something new. I recently started my closet cleanse with my sock/underwear drawer purge but I’m still working on clearing out my closet(s). BTW…in case you haven’t heard, I am trying something new and am offering “Mystery Boxes” on Poshmark. Each box will contain 5-6 items for only $40 (valued at over $150+). It really is an unbelievable deal especially since 90% of my clothes have been worn once and/or are in excellent condition. So help a sister out would ya….and shop my closet!

Outfit Details: Brixton Fiddler Fisherman Cap (via Swirl Boutique), Chaser Def Leppard Tee (also via Swirl Boutique), Miss Sixty Corduroy Pants (SO OLD), Chinese Laundry Boho Sandals

I’ve worn my hair parted down the middle my entire life. I usually throw some beachy waves in my hair but that is the extent of my hair styling. I mean, if I even move my part off to the side the slightest bit, I swear I can FEEL the hairs out of place. A little over two years ago, I tried tape-in hair extensions while I was trying to grow out my hair (check out my before/after here).  I wore them for about 6 weeks but was able to keep the hair in case I decided to put them back in. Lucky for me, the hair color still matched mine perfectly so on my last hair appointment I had my hairdresser put them back in! They are only a few inches longer than my natural hair but the fullness they add is my favorite part. The longer my hair gets, the thinner it gets…especially in the front, so these extensions are the perfect solution! And an added bonus…I can finally do a half topknot without looking like I only have three hairs on my head! Although I still kinda think I look like pebbles (a la pebbles & bam bam)! =)

P.S. I thought I would share my before and after with you this time as well so you can see the difference. And if you are looking for a hairdresser, I HIGHLY recommend Alisa from Bombshell Salon in Encinitas. She is the only person I trust with my hair!

BOMBSHELL SALON & SKINCARE: 687 SOUTH COAST HWY 101, STE. 153 ENCINITAS, CA 92024 T: 760-230-1400 (Ask for Alisa!)

BEFORE / AFTER

And this is a pic of my hair with the extensions worn straight and curled.

Outfit Details: Anthropologie Cowl Neck Sweater (old), White Mother Jeans (similar), Dolce Vita Perforated Booties, Old Navy Rose Gold Tote (similar)