Vegas

Las Vegas Gilt Warehouse Sale

February 23, 2015

Caesars Entertainment is hosting Gilt.com for the very first time in Las Vegas Gilt Warehouse Sale, from Saturday, Feb 28 to Monday, Mar 2. The event is taking place at The LINQ Promenade, right underneath the High Roller observation wheel (3535 South Las Vegas Blvd).Please note Gilt will be accepting credit card payment only.

Admission to the Gilt Warehouse Sale is free and open to the public during the following days and times:

Saturday, February 28: 1:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday, March 1: 10:00am-6:00pm
Monday, March 2: 10:00am-6:00pm

Guests will be able to shop for designer clothing and accessories all weekend long from Gilt’s top brands for women, men, and kids, plus home decor- all at up to 80% off retail. Whats great about warehouse sales is you can try items on and get a steal of a price. Better prices than you can find out the outlet stores and Nordstrom Rack type places. If you are into warehouse sales… this one hosted by Gilt Warehouse is worth checking out.

Outfits

Denim Shearling Vest

February 22, 2015

I love this Pendleton Portland collection coat

Today I am bundled up in my new vest I found at Guess for $54. This denim shearling vest is a classic at a great price, definitely worth adding to my wardrobe. The shearling inside the vest may not be real wool, but it’s warm and comfortable.

Guess is known for great denim and jumpers. They often have hidden gems in their stores, and if you pop in often enough, you’ll spot a great item on sale. If you haven’t tried on a pair of guess jeans before, it would be worth your time to give them a try.
Denim Shearling Vest by Guess Jeans
I was in Las Vegas last week soaking up the sun, and Seattle welcomed me back with the rain!
plaid coat and rain boots #Pendletonportlandcollection #pendletoncoat Pendelton Portland Collection coat, Hunter boots, Guess Denim Shearling Vest

 

L/Sleeve half zip pullover:Columbia
Jeggings:Madewell
Tank: Alternative Apparel
Denim Shearling Vest: Guess
Jacket:Pendleton Portland Collection (which was discountiuned in Fall 2014)
Rain boots & Liners: Hunter

photographed by: Inese Westcott

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Trends

Shop Mom Jeans

February 19, 2015

shop mom jeans

Shop Mom Jeans:

If you weren’t aware Mom Jeans are the new “it jean” this year. The new mom jean is combines high-waisted skinny and in some cases the boyfriend jean. The loose, straight-leg style sits at your waist, looks best in a vintage-inspired, medium-blue or light wash, and comes in varying lengths.

Trends always come back in one form or another. When shopping for mom jeans notice more often or not they are cropped or look better styled rolled at the bottom. I am the bigger fan of the ripped up knees in the mom jeans. (also note another denim trend for 2015/2016 is patchwork, patches over the knee, and knee cut outs) It makes the trend more modern for me than the medium denim blue jeans.

The mom jean trend tends to looks better on the slender figure.

Outfits

stripped skirt

February 15, 2015

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Unfortunately the way I styled this stripped skirt you don’t get to see how really cute it is. It is super high-waisted. In the summer I rock it with crop tops and flat sandals. I love buying pieces I can wear all year round. I found this skirt in Madewell while I was working in Miami last February! I try to pop into Madewell & JCrew every chance I get especially when I travel to different cities. Here’s a secret tip: JCrew does their markdowns on Thursday’s.

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Jacket & Necklance/JCrew Skirt & white collared shirt/ Madewell cropped sweater/Juicy Boots/Uggs heels/ Louise et Cie(another option)Purse/Frye

Outfits

blanket scarf

February 8, 2015

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I have become obsessed with blanket scarfs from Aritzia. If they weren’t $85.00, I would own it in many patterns – which speaks volumes since I rarely buy the same item twice. Besides looking incredibly fashionable, this scarf and worn effortlessly every time I put it on. Given its warmth and comfort, I find myself wearing this blanket scarf several times a month. Definitely a purchase I love and recommend.
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Lauren Blogg

scarf/ Aritzia top/Lauren Conrad jeans/Five Units shoes/Free People

Family

Close your eyes

February 7, 2015

Sometimes you have to close your eyes, jump, and hope you land on your feet. Well when I got married 11 years ago today that’s kind of how it was.

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Being happily married is the hardest job I have ever had. It takes an immense amount of work, love, time, sacrifice, and effort on both parties. Thankful, I found someone who is willing to work their ass with me. Mr. Joel Kneisley I am so proud to be your Mrs.

ohhh…. and I love that you are a cuter version of Where’s Waldo!

Gift Guides

Fashionable Valentines Day Gift Ideas

February 3, 2015

Fashionable Valentines Day Gift Ideas for both him and her- no matter your budget, I have pulled a wide range of ideas.

So here’s the deal with Valentines Day. If you’re in a somewhat new relationship, at minimum you need to get a card. Anything less will likely cause a rift. If you are able to go the extra mile with a gift, read on.

Girls expect to get something, matter what they say. If you fall short, her girlfriends make her feel awful about liking you so much. Lesson here is to try your best as you are getting tested! You can always play it safe by buying something at Tiffany’s, purchasing diamond earrings of some sort, or sending flowers.

Fashionable Valentines Day Gift Ideas for her

Women: Most men get excited when a woman is wearing lingerie. So lingerie makes the perfect gift for your man on Valentines Day. Just ensure that you will enjoy what you pick out. The key to wearing lingerie ladies is feeling confident in it. So as an example, if you hate your tummy buy lingerie that covers your mid-drift.

Gentleman: Women want something that will make them feel sexy, not silly. Word to the wise – never spend your money on lingerie that comes in a packaging with a picture on it! That would be a big no-no especially on Valentines Day. Think tissue paper, box and ribbon; a little extra effort goes a long way.

Fashionable Sexy Sexy Valentines Day Gift Ideas for her or him

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for him

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Beauty Stuff

Dr. Lancer Skincare

February 2, 2015

Dr. Lancer is rad. I had a 35-minute conversation with him about skin, his practice, nutrition and his Lancer Skincare line. The only thing I can say is I am now part of his fan club and truly understand why people from all over the world see him. He is honest, and his ultimate goal is to help your skin look beautiful.

Dr. Lancer opened shop in 1980, and currently see’s between 75-100 patients a day. His private practice includes him, 6 medical nurses, 3 aestheticians, 4 front desk receptionists, and 2 back office administrators. Besides having countless celebrity clients, Dr. Lancer’s skin care line became a commercial success when Oprah gave his product to her audience in 2012. As you can guess, the product line sold out within four hours of the television show airing. Since then, the product line is on its third generation of technology.
The good doctor has a general approach he swears by:Polish (scrub), Cleanse (wash) then Nourish (lotion). These 3 simple steps, regardless if you choose his product line, are steps we all should follow for better skin. The Method line comes in three varieties: anti-aging, sensitive, and blemish control. What I like about Dr. Lancer is his quest for making skin care easy and easy to understand.

After using the Lancer Skincare, my skin feels softer and looks brighter. The Method Starter Set along with the Younger & Lift serum was gifted for me to try. I am really particular on how face lotion smells and feels. For me, the Nourish lotion is light and absorbs quickly into my skin. I am truly enjoying the products line a lot. Now, whether I can afford the Younger & Lift serum when I run out is a different story!


One thing Dr. Lancer did emphasis was the importance of good nutrition. If after using his products daily your skin is still off, your diet is likely the culprit. He suggested cutting out refined sugars (things out of a box), and have your diet consist of 40% protein, 40% fats (olive oil/ grape seed oil) and 20% carbohydrates. He also mentioned patients that do juices cleanse and drink too much juice complain about their skin health. Cutting out diary was also a recommendation because dairy is toxic to skin-cell metabolism.
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I think what I love most about Dr. Lancer is he is living proof of aging well. Look at him, in his early 60’s his skin looks better than any other doctor I have known! He is slender, works all day long because he loves it and not because he didn’t plan for retirement. When I mentioned that his products were not attainable to the average since they are costly he responded: “How much are you willing to spend for great looking skin? Are you willing to give up your daily Starbucks coffee? “. So basically after being told by Dr. Lancer, I want his whole product line! I’m also totally on board with giving up my $3 latte every morning for beautiful skin – green tea is better for my skin anyway.

Outfits

thigh high boots

January 31, 2015

thigh high boots

I just couldn’t live without these Sam Edelman thigh-high boots. I wanted them last year but they sold out too quickly. So this year, I bit the bullet and bought them straight away. I am so glad I did. Thigh-high boots really add a wow factor to anything and made dressing for the holidays a no-brainer. Plus for a heel they are quite wearable.

They are the perfect heel to wear going out – “Sexy & Classy” verses “Sexy & Trashy”. In all honestly, these are my choice for sexy date night shoes.

Rarely will you find me in heels during the day (well, except in this picture). This was me trying them out during the day, which didn’t end up lasting very long.

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cape/ Ann Taylor (similar here) turtle neck/ BCBG jeans/ Madewell boots/ Sam Edelman Lipgloss/ Mac PlushGlass in Ample Pink (the perfect shade for a neutral lip)

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photographed by: my husband

Editorials, Work Family

kids fashion editorial

January 28, 2015

3Sweater/Jcrew pants/Zara Shoes/Nine West
1dress/JCrew collared shirt/Target
2 coat/JCrew dress/JCrew Socks/Target Shoes/Kid Express

Here is a quick kids fashion editorial I styled recently. My 10-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, modeled for me. I am a little bias, but seriously she was so cute during the shoot. I just got these pictures back and wanted to share them quickly, so this is not the final layout or selects. I have been toying with the idea of making Brooklyn a tween fashion blog. A blog would help with her typing and writing skills, plus help her comfort level in front of the camera. Who knows what the future holds? For now, it’s just yet another creative project I want to do!

Special Thanks to Ashli Danielle on hair and makeup and photographer Jami Davis.