Chillin in Feather 4 Arrow

Last Sunday was the perfect day. Brunch with friends and then The Pixies at The Hollywood Bowl. It doesn’t get much better then that. My photographer took a post brunch nap so I decided to take matters into my own hands and take selfies of my entire look. The weather had finally cooled off just enough to wear this shirt by my friend Jaime’s company Feather 4 Arrow. Jaime and I have been friends since the 1st day of 1st grade where we met on the playground. We went to school together for 12 years after that and she now lives in Southern California too. How cool is that? When we were in high school Jaime would always cut the neck out of her concert t-shirts and that is exactly how she designed the neckline of this shirt. I love it and I felt her spirit and vibe with me all day!

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Sunnies F21, Shirt Feather 4 Arrow, Pants (oldie but goodies) Free People, Leopard Print Slip Ons F21 (they are really uncomfortable and find places to give me blisters on my heels no matter how many band aids I use), Clutch $1 (score!) from an Ojai Thrift Shop, Bracelet Kendra Scott (thank you Kristi!)

Friday Faves

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Well, another week is coming to an end and Friday is here again! I love this awesome image from 1st Class Fashion by way of Mint and Lolly. Fabulous fashion, wild hair and Champagne! 3 of my favorite things! This week was extra busy after spending 3 days in Ojai. It is so relaxing and recharging there. This weekend I am excited to spend an afternoon with friends having brunch at Terranea and seeing one of my all time faves, The Pixies, at The Hollywood Bowl! Then I have to pack for Hawaii!!! I can’t believe I leave next week! I have been planning this trip since May and it felt like it would never get here! What fun things are on your agenda? Here are some of my favorite things this week:

* Spending time in Ojai with Karen and her family, having a feast under the stars, taking a pottery lesson, checking out her tile work at the Chief’s Peak bar at the Ojai Rancho Inn, relaxing at Meditation Mount, and thrift shopping (they have a ton in Ojai and Ventura).

* Daydreaming about rain so I can wear Rubber Chucks.

* This pop up art park in Boston looks amazing. I would love to see more of that going on in open spaces across the country!

* Mastering the “selfie”. This video is perfect. Speaking of selfies I love my new pink hair!

* Ever see clothes or accessories on your favorite TV show and wonder where you can get them? Checkout Spylight and never wonder again. This is brilliant!

*Getting my first professional bikini wax and discovering the beauty of hard wax.

* You know I love a bargain and this website is full of free, printable coupons and coupon codes for all sorts of things including a lot of beauty products. I have a couple of friends who are obsessed with couponing (you know who you are…Rikki…Bonnie…) and if you haven’t discovered this yet your welcome!

* Inexpensive face masks that I also use on my hands and feet when they get really dry!

Happy Friday and have a magical weekend! XO

Splash Spa Event

Last week I enjoyed a day of pampering and relaxation at the Second Annual LIVELOVESPA SPLASH event in LA. I was treated to a 30 minute mini oxygen facial from Intraceuticals that was so amazing I didn’t need makeup the rest of the day and met with a selection of the most exciting brands within the spa industry! The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas was there serving up signature cocktails to cool down guests as it was nearly 100 degrees that day!

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I came home with a ton of loot and can’t wait to try everything out and share it with you!

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Selfie at the Knesko booth!

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Carrie Keagan at the Crave booth. Photo Courtsey of Getty Images.

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Chatting it up with the fun folks from Jindilli. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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I loved this temporary tattoo on my inner wrist. I kind of want it there permanently! Do they make silver tattoo ink?

I met so many wonderful people and got to take home so many amazing products that I am going to have to start a “Beauty Product of the Week” post to review all of them! Here is a sneak peek at what I got! Stay tuned to find out how they worked!

Moroccanoil- I am already a huge fan of this brand. The Hair Treatment is amazing for all hair types. I have been using it on myself as well as in the salon for years and nothing else even comes close. It is the best leave in treatment. It defrizzes and adds amazing shine. If you have never tried it I highly recommend picking up a small bottle and giving it a whirl. The scent is very unique. Most people love it so I was thrilled to get to try the body wash and body shimmer oil! I of course love them too.

Aesthetic Ambassadors Crave Embellash Eye Lash Conditioner- I have never used a product like this before so I am looking forward to seeing what it does for my “average” lashes.

Trophy Skin at home Microdermabrasion- I love the idea of this. It is a lot more cost effective then getting the treatment done at a spa. Then you can put your money towards a different kind of facial that you can’t do at home! I got a Stem Cell Serum sample to try.

PrAna- This lifestyle brand had gorgeous workout/yoga clothes. They gave me a cute headband and reusable tote bag!

COOLA Suncare- They say that their organic sunscreen is so awesome that you want to put it on and they aren’t kidding. The spray on Pina Colada sunscreen smells so delicious and feels so light and its not sticky! It will be perfect for my upcoming trip to Hawaii!

PAVÉ Toenail Crystals- The lovely girls from PAVÉ embellished my big toes with their crystals and I loved them! They have stayed on for a week and my feet have never felt fancier!

Jandilli- I am trying out the face/body cream as well as the Brightening Eye Cream that I already love. The way the top pops up on the bottle is brilliant!

Clairsonic Sonic Radiance- I already own a Clairsonic and love it so I am excited to try their line of products with it. So far I used the AM and PM cleanser and brightening serum once and I already see a difference. My skin tone feels even and bright!

Knesko Skin- This is a holistic luxury line of face and eye masks made with Diamond Powder and 24K Nanogold (fancy!). I sampled the eye pads at the event and they were amazing. I can’t wait to try the whole face mask!

Circadia- This line not only makes skincare but they have a super soft, hydrating pillow case as well that I am already in love with. I am sampling the Moisturizer with SPF 37 which is fantastic. Lightweight not heavy and greasy. I am also going to be trying the Vitamin C Serum which is supposed to be life changing!

Hydro Peptide Power Serum- I am loving all of these serums. I am going to use each one separately for a month at a time to really get a feel for what they do!

The Comphy Co.- They gave me a pillow case too, which I love. This one is very luxurious as they sell to high end spas and hotels.

Vita Liberta- You all know how much I love sunless tanning products and these are top of the line! They have a long lasting formula that after 3 applications can last up to 2-3 weeks! I am on my second application now and love it. It goes on colored so you can see where you are putting it and it dries up fast so you can’t even feel it on. It has a very mild fragrance too which is perfect.

Travertine Spa Collection- I sampled the most amazing smelling hand cream that feels silky and luxurious. Such a treat!

What new products have you discovered that you can’t live without?

Show Your Style at The Beverly Center

Last week I attended a super fun and fashionable event at The Beverly Center hosted by Los Angeles Magazine and 3 of LA’s top Fashion Bloggers Aimee Song, Adam Gallagher, and Chriselle Lim. They did a little Q&A about current fashion trends and loves with Los Angeles Magazine’s Style Editor Linda Immediato then announced the winners of the Show Your Style contest. I met so many wildly talented and creative people and left totally inspired!

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What a gorgeous group of fashionable people!

Me and the lovely Aimee Song.

Me and the lovely Aimee Song.

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Meet Bianca! She designs amazing jewelry. Follow her on Instagram.

Me and the fabulous V!

Me and the fabulous V! It was great bumping into her again. She has mad style!

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FIDM design students were there sketching party guests. This was done by Leonides Garcia and I will treasure it forever!

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I loved everything about these 2! Celebrity Stylists E. Burns and Sonique O’Neal. I wore my newspaper print outfit that I got in downtown LA and it was a huge hit. This was its 2nd outing to a fashion event in LA so its pretty much retired now. ;)

I always love to see a party scene from above!

I always love to see a party scene from above!

Thank you to FIDM, The Beverly Center and Los Angeles Magazine for having me!

Friday Faves

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Wow, what a long, fun week its been. Between working, Wednesdays Splash spa event and last nights Show Your Style event at The Beverly Center, I am exhausted! I need a vacation which is exactly what I’m going to get. Sunday we are heading up to Ojai to hangout with our potter friend Karen Bernscott and have a little food/pottery party. The weather will be warm and she has a pool so I am thrilled. Let the relaxing begin! What has inspired you this week? Here are a few of my faves:

*This awesome sketch of me from last nights event done by FIDM Fashion Design Student Leonides Garcia. The best part is that I didn’t even know he was sketching me until it was done. I will treasure it forever!

* Sipping Hibiscus iced tea morning, noon, and night because its delicious and decaf! I  brew it hot in a large tea pot for 4 min. then add 2 spoonfuls of honey, let it cool then pour it over ice!

* I just received a copy of I Love My Slow Cooker and everything in it looks amazing. I can’t wait for Fall to arrive so I can start making some of these. My goal is to make 1 a week until I get through the whole book once it cools down!

* Ever wonder what to do with those 6,598 Instagram photos? Put them on your clothes! I love this idea of creating your own prints. I can’t wait to try it! I want a desert landscape on a one piece bathing suit to start. The possibilities are endless!

* I have been obsessed with fancy pillow cases ever since I was given a silk one as a gift for my birthday last year. Well, Wednesday at the Splash spa event I received a moisturizing pillowcase that is the softest  thing I have ever felt. Its like sleeping on a cloud. This one is for your skin and the silk is for your hair so I will just have to alternate. One day I will wake up with amazing, moisturized skin and bedhead or I can have great pop out of bed hair and lines on my face. Either way its a win!

* Smelling fruity and floral with the new fragrance Dare from GUESS. I have never thought of myself as a commercial fragrance kind of gal, partly because they usually give me a headache, but this does not and smells amazing on. And, the bottle is beautiful with a  rose gold chain and studded accents. It looks so pretty in the bathroom!

Whatever you do this weekend I hope its magical! XO