What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend

What I Want to Eat this 4th of July Weekend

Any summer weekend is a great excuse to BBQ, but 4th of July weekend is the holy mother of summer barbecuing. Those that love to cook get to flex their skills, without the huge mess created by cooking indoors. And those that love eating, do so. I fall into both these camps and if you’re reading … [Read more…]

10 Summer Vacation Essentials from ASOS

summer vacation essentials

I’m only a couple weeks removed from my pre-summer vacation road trip to Las Vegas and I’m already dreaming of the next one. I have tentative plans to visit again in mid-August, as well as possible trips to Phoenix and Northern California later this summer. Pending or confirmed, travel plans are a perfect excuse to shop. Check out … [Read more…]

Why Las Vegas is the Best Summer Road Trip

Las Vegas

I feel different every time I return from a Las Vegas trip. Ever since I beat The Simpsons video game back in 1993 inside the arcade at Circus Circus Casino, I’ve learned something new about myself with each visit. Part of it has to do with simply getting there. If visiting for a business conference I … [Read more…]

7 Summer Tops & Dresses Under $100

7 Summer Tops & Dresses Under $100

When I think summer style, bold prints and light, airy fabrics in blush, black and white immediately come to mind. These three colors are so easy to work with – they’re super chic paired together and perfect when worn monochromatically or outfitted with a bright hue. Outside of buying new shoes and accessories, I find that the … [Read more…]

DIY Distressed Denim Cutoff Shorts

DIY Distressed Denim Cutoff Shorts

There is no point in ever buying denim shorts (sorry retailers!) It’s simply pointless; it’s far too easy to DIY it and make a pair of distressed denim cutoffs yourself using an old pair of jeans, a pair of scissors, and a free weekend afternoon. I made two pair of cutoffs last summer and practically lived … [Read more…]

Drink Recipe: 7 and 7’s

7 and 7 drink recipe

On weekends, I pretend to be a woman of leisure and sip homemade cocktails during the day while lounging around my apartment. My default cocktail is a highball consisting of Jack Daniels or Jameson mixed with Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Funny thing though – in my 15+ years of drinking (I had my first taste well before age 21) I’ve … [Read more…]

March Beauty Buys

March Beauty Buys

Usually at the beginning of spring I find that it’s time to replenish the staples in my beauty bag. I tend to do this in phases by picking up an item or two every couple weeks or so from my favorite beauty stores. This starts at the mall (or Nordstrom.com), where I purchase my holy grail products: Mac Cosmetic’s … [Read more…]

Early Spring

transitioning my wardrobe into spring

Though there are technically 5 ½ weeks until Spring, it already feels like summer in Los Angeles with the current heatwave we’re having. Temperatures are hovering between 80-90 degrees and ready or not, it’s time to put the boots and sweaters into the storage trunk and transition my wardrobe into spring. LA weather can be unpredictable; I like … [Read more…]