Monday, August 14, 2017

Floral Fate

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Are you guys tired of seeing these bougainvillea yet? I hope not. There's more ;)
Funny thing about this AMAZING spot...Dawn and I were driving around LA trying to get to our next shot location which I think was Venice Beach. So we we're trying to figure out the right directions when I accidentally missed the exit to get onto the freeway. That's when we both spotted this floral, old car oasis. It was seriously as though we were looking at a scene from a magazine. It was too perfect to pass up so I quickly pulled over so we could get some shots in front of it all. I swear it was some type of floral fate! 
Wrap dresses are quickly filling up my closet. I love the shape and the feminine feel they have. They're perfect for dressing up with a low heel or sandal or for dressing down with a comfy sneaker. I guess I will have to transition to wrap maxi dresses as we get closer to fall!

Photos by Dawn Photo

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What I'm Wearing: Dress: Revolve, Necklace: Amazon (Similar here and here), Bag: Vintage (similar here and here and here), Sandals: Urban Outfitters (similar here)

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Staud Two Piece on Venice Beach

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Can I just be transported to Venice Beach please? It was so beautiful, warm, and the sun had the prettiest glow. Everything about it was magical! 

My friend/photographer Dawn and I made our way down the the lifeguards lookouts and I had been wanting to take photos at them. I didn't know if it was allowed or not because of all of the cones surrounding them. So I cautiously walked up to it and saw a couple of big, buff, tan lifeguards inside. I'm actually pretty shy at times so seeing them made me nervous! haha not to mention they were cute! But they saw us and told us that we could take photos on there. I was still too nervous to go up there! I didn't want to talk to the buff lifeguards and be so touristy taking photos! hahah So then Dawn told me she would buy me a margarita if I did, so she ended up convincing me haha.
I slowly walked up the ramp and the cutest one came out and started to pose with me and handed me his rescue can insisting that I pose with it too. He kept trying to give me ideas on poses and photos but I'm not trying to be mean...they were all terrible! haha
It doesn't seem to crazy but I was SO embarrassed and couldn't stop laughing about the whole situation. I guess you had to be there but every time I see these photos, it takes me back to that! hahah See below for more! haha
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Me, hiding behind my hair because I was blushing so hard hahahah

Alsoooo, have you guys heard of the label Staud before? I have been stalking them on instagram and drooling over their collections for quite awhile now. So of course I was super excited when I saw that they did a collaboration with Urban Outfitters. The pieces are to die for! I knew I had to get something! I ended up going with this set and it was the perfect summer piece especially for hanging around Venice beach.

Photos by Dawn Photo

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What I'm Wearing: Staud x Urban Outfitters set, Bag: Doen, Sandals: Urban Outfitters

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Frank Body!

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Scrubs have been my latest bath obsession! I love how they make your skin feel super soft and they smell great! This one from Frank Body has the best smell especially if you're a fellow coffee lover like me! It's so important in today's crazy world to just take a moment aside for yourself so why not take a bath with Frank Body? It's the perfect way for me to unwind just for a bit. You can also pair it with the body balm to really leave your skin extra soft!
If you guys didn't know, Frank Body is sold at Urban Outfitters, Ulta Beauty and online for the US! Go grab some and let me know what you think!
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stripes on Stripes

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This set from Flair the Label just screams summer to me. It's the perfect set for going to the beach, getting drinks with friends or having dinner outside with your love...all the best summer things. I love how well it actually fit in with the desert scenery too. Typically stripes seem perfect for the coast but it was cool rocking them in the desert as well.
You guys definitely need to check out Flair the Label. They have so  many great pieces like this set and more. Also, did you see the tie back, I LOVE IT.

We stumbled upon this beautiful cactus lined fence on our way to check out the Pioneer motel. It was SO beautiful! I think living in the Northwest has given me a slight obsession with cactus because I didn't see them much growing up. They're always so interesting and cool to see in the wild! Even though I am a NW girl, the desert has a special place in my heart.

SIDE NOTE: It's been a busy month already and I have an exciting project coming up that I can't wait to share, make sure and follow me on Instagram to see!

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Photos by Dawn Photo

What I'm Wearing: Stripe Set: Flair the Label, Necklace: IGWT, Bag: Doen, Sandals: Urban Outfitters


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Most Magical Place on Earth

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Ever since I went to Joshua Tree for the first time a couple of weeks ago, I can't get it out of my head. It's seriously one of those places you have to go to in order to understand all of the hype behind it. I loved the odd feeling of it as though you weren't on earth for a bit and the beautiful sunset the night before. It was just so relaxing and everything I had hoped it would be.

Unfortunately, we didn't have too much time to explore Joshua Tree National Park but we did get to see some highlights of the park including the Jumbo Rocks! It was so much fun exploring and hopping from rock to rock. There were lots of Joshua Trees in Las Vegas but none were like these!
This Madewell floral maxi dress was the perfect dress for the atmosphere. It felt as though I was a character in West World (my boyfriend and I just finished season 1). 

And a side note, this dress would be such a great transitional piece into fall as well...plussss it's on sale. GO GET IT!

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What I'm Wearing: Hat: Free People (similar here and here), Dress: Madewell, Sandals: Urban Outfitters (similar here and here), Necklace: IGWT

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Staple: RE/DONE

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Re/DONE has been one of those go-to brands for me for a couple of years now. Vintage Levi's are such a staple piece and RE/DONE knows how to make them fit just the way you want. This pair is the "No Waist" shorts where they took off the belt loops and waist band. To be honest, I was a little skeptical about trying them at first. When you're so used to one style of something, it can be tough trying something different. But I am so glad I did! They give the shorts a little bit of an edgier look. What do you guys think?
I paired them with classic pieces that I have been seeing some of my favorite french bloggers. Espadrilles have been on my wish list and I am so happy I got them! They're actually a lot more comfortable than I expected too, which is a huge necessity for me!

I'm so excited to share more photos and look that Dawn and I shot while we were on the little desert trip! Los Angeles was overflowing with beautiful bougainvillea....it was tough not taking photos with all of them!

Oh and hey, if you want to get yourself something from RE/DONE (which I HIGHLY recommend) here is a discount code to get 15% off of your order! They also have some really amazing tees too! Just use code TONYA15 to get 15% off but hurry because the code ends August 4th!!

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What I'm Wearing: Top: Madewell, Necklace: IGWT, Shorts: RE/DONE, Shoes: Urban Outfitters (Similar here and here), Bag: Doen (Similar here)


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Back to School with Redbubble

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Summer is in full force but that also means that school is just around the corner. Although I graduated recently, I know there are still many of you who are still in school so I wanted to share Redbubble with you and some amazing pieces that have that are perfect for any student. They're even perfect for me since I work from home! I really call my place my office but I also used to do all of my school work here too! The great thing about Redbubble is that they have so many amazing artists that share their work and you're able to create items from what they have created! I personally decided on this beautiful leafy print from artist Barbarian.

For me, some important elements for back to school include a new laptop cover, pencil pouch, travel coffee cup and notebooks...ALL of those things are available at Redbubble too! Make sure and check out what they have! I found myself browsing for a couple hours to just see what artwork I could find.

Use my code: themoptop15 to receive 15% off of your order too! Happy shopping!



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