{weekend notes}

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Good morning!  How was everyone’s weekend?  Were you ready for the Monday alarm clock?  I wanted to stay in my cozy bed, but I had an early morming walking date that I was looking forward to.  So up and at ’em it was!  This weekend I worked around the house.  Got lots of odds + ends organized.  Back to school season always gets in the organizing mood.  Anyone else?  Dinner with friends.  Biked the CCT, but don’t worry we’re going to talk all about that in a sec.  And celebrated a sweet 3 year olds Birthday last night.

Hope you all kick off Monday on the right foot!  Have a good one!!

 

Intentions for the Week:

  • Fair Hair.  Yep, you read it right haha. (Thanks Allison!!!)
  • Decide what I’ll give up for 30-days next?  Hmmm. (scared as hell to write it down)
  • 7th Grade Orientation.  Can Mom’s go? (Bay is ready for Wednesday)
  • Plan outfits for the week (we’re both set for Wednesday – Friday)
  • Dinner with girlfriends (good times, as always)
  • Soak up all the time with my girl before school starts (one last hurrah this weekend)
  • Order the cute top I’ve had my eye on 🙂 (done)
  • 15k steps a day (killed it, again)
  • Make salsa chicken (sharing this week)
  • YOLO COUNTY FAIR!!! (obvi!)

 

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Highlights from the weekend……

Friday night dinner at Morgan’s On Main.  I’m all about the beet salad.

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We shared the special: prawn pasta with lotsa veggies.  Straight up heavenly!

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Up an at ’em.  5:30 is a little too early for my taste though….

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Off to explore in cooler temps

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I got DM’s about my top details….

I grabbed this during the Nordstrom sale for $40, it’s now re-stocked, but back to the original price.  But, I love it and think it’s 100% worth it at full-price tag.  And it comes in 4 color options.

FREE PEOPLE Rainbow Thermal Tee

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The ocean!  65 degrees + sunny ♥

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I’ve had the CCT on my to-do’s since last summer.  CCT: California Coastal Trail.

Upon completion, the 1,200 miles of coastal trails will span from the Oregon border all they way through California to Mexico.  How cool is that?

We chose to hit the 7 1/2 mile Half Moon Bay stretch from Pillar Point Harbor to The Ritz Carlton.

This trial is ideal for hiking + biking + walking + horse riding + dog + wheelchair + family friendly.  It’s all paved and very well maintained.

Beginning: Pillar Point Harbor.  The trail begins right in front of the parking lot.  You can rent bikes here too!  Bike WorksHalf Moon Bay Kayak Co.

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The first stretch of the trail, not bad.  Restaurants + bars right along the trail here too!

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Panoramic views of the ocean.

Piles of surfers at the first beach.  This is the home of the famous Mavericks big-wave surf competition.

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{statement earrings}

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Today I’m excited to share some of my favorite summer statement earrings with you! Contrary to my minimal jewelry beliefs, I dig a good statement earring.  Earrings are an easy and fun way to jazz up any outfit! Even a basic tee and shorts can be brought to life by adding a fun pair of earrings!  I am very particular when it comes to earrings though.  They must be lightweight, but they can’t feel super cheap either.  The heaviness + pulling drives me bananas.  And my rule of thumb, if I’m rocking a statement earrings all the jewels must be kept to a bare minimum.  This is also a great way to incorporate the good ol’ {third piece rule}we chatted about last week.

 

But first let’s chat about what I’ve got on in this picture.  The earrings, obvi.  The rest is Madewell + both the jeans & tank are on sale!  This doesn’t happen everyday, so let me give you all the details!

 

Tortoiseshell statement earrings // Currently 30% off at $27.  I’ve been rocking these earrings on major repeat.  If you’ve seen me in the last couple of weeks, you’ve met these beauties:)  They are super lightweight + comfy.  Two of my statement earring requirements!

Tortoiseshell statement earrings

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Madewell Top //  You guys, it’s on sale.  $39!  I gotta call and get a price adjustment 🙂  The color is so rich + gorgeous.  LOVE the high neckline.  With a front tuck, you’re good to go!

Gathered Sweater Tank

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9-Inch Seamed High Waist Step Hem Skinny Jeans // If I told you I grabbed these $135 Madewell jeans for $34, would you believe me?  Nordstom price-matches!  You just have to call or pull up the on-line live chat.  Madewell had them marked down, but didn’t have my size.  Lucky for me, Nordy’s did.  They gave me the Madewell price plus an additional 20% on top of that.  So, about the jeans.  Let me tell you all the reasons I’m obsessed: Cropped step hem for an edgy DIY look.  They fit like a fucking glove, just how I like it!   Madewell features super sleek “magic pockets” basically they are deep + sewn all the way around.  Meaning you can’t pull them inside out.  This creates that hold-you-in feeling.  Ya know what I mean?  If you’re in the market for a funky, not your everyday pair of denim – this is your ticket sister!

9-Inch Seamed High Waist Step Hem Skinny Jeans

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And now, here are some of my favorite summer statement earrings 🙂

 

URBAN OUTFITTERS 

Elizabeth Climber Earring // Half Moon Drop // Tortoise Statement Hoop // Resin Hex Hoop Earring

 

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{10 summer closet staples}

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I love the simplicity of Summer clothing.  Summer attire is so basic + minimal compared to other seasons which involve lots of layers + footwear.  With a few basic pieces, you can mix and match your closet with endless options!

So, today I thought I’d share some of my tried + true summer closet staples.

You know, ALL THE THINGS I believe every girls needs!  And things that can be worn over and over throughout the Summer!

But, before we get started – Let’s chat about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  If you follow fashion bloggers on Instagram, then you’ve already been overloaded with so much info.  So, I’ll spare you the overwhelming shit and keep it simple with 3 quick tips to help you navigate the sale, if you’re into it!

  1. Shop early!  Meaning, you must become a Nordstrom Card Holder!!!  This will grant you “Early Access!”  As in 8 days before the public aka non card holders.  You get a $40 credit upon approval and lots of perks year round too!  Typically, once the Anniversary Sale opens to the public on the 20th, sizes + colors + top items are sold out or wayy picked over.  So, if there is something you HAVE TO HAVE, this is the way to insure you get your pretty little hands on it!
  2. Add to Cart!  You can preview the sale here: 2018 Anniversary Sale – Preview.  This is not everything that will be on sale, this is just a sample.  I like to do a closet clean-out and toss/sale everything I know for a fact that I will not be wearing come Fall.  Reminder – the Anni sale is mainly Fall New Arrivals.  Stick everything you LOVE in your shopping cart! And patiently wait.  The worst part!
  3. Shop online!  Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with your computer Thursday morning.  Don’t even think of messing with the crowds.  If you want it – BUY IT!  You can always return, but you legit gotta act fast.  Nordy’s offers FREE shipping + FREE returns.  Their website it super user-friendly.  OR you can always buy online and do an in-store pick-up.  Technically you don’t even have to get out of your car.  They will bring it out to you!

With these tips, you should be ready to shop till you drop!  Set your alarms for Thursday morning friends!!

 

And now for 10 summer closet staples……

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{eyelet sweatshirt}

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It’s Hump Day…..unfortunately not Friday.  Even though it feels like it should be Friday.  Anyone else?  All day yesterday, I thought it was Wednesday.  I wrote it.  Almost screwed up some plans.  Then I realized it was Taco Tuesday, and that made it a little better.

Speaking of Taco Tuesday, Maria’s Cantina stepped up their Taco Tuesday game.  The normal 2 Woodland Tacos + Modelo for $5 have a new partner.  2 Woodland Tacos + Margarita for $10!  And the bartender can also make a mean skinny, skinny marg too!  You’re welcome.

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You guys…..

TOMORROW is the first day of March!  We are inching closer and closer to Spring.

20 days to be exact.  The countdown has begun.

I’m dreaming of Spring.  And all things Spring.  Nothing beats the onset of Spring.  Am I right?

And how about this scallop eyelet trim sweatshirt?  It’s perfection.  Crisp white.  Feminine eyelet detail.   Keyword: ON SALE!

I put this sweatshirt on and fell in love ♥

I can’t wait till it warms up just a little and I can pop this on with a pair of cut-off shorts + sandals.

But, until then, I’ll be rocking it with warm jeans + closed toed shoes…lol.
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40% off now through Sunday.  No code needed!

Comes is grey too!

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{friday 5}

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You guys, today is a great day.  Not only because it’s FRIDAY!  I mean, yes, that’s great!!  But, guess what national day it is?  National PIZZA Day!  And I did my final BRIK weigh-in this morning.  So, you best believe this ol girl will be partaking in the national day!  I’m thinking Masullo’s ♥

Ok, in other great news – my co-worker that I’ve been covering for is BACK!  Thank you sweet baby Jesus.  After 3 crazy ass weeks, my life as it once was, is officially BACK!  I’ve been MIA, scatter-brained, tired and busy.  Not a good combo, let me tell you!

So, let’s re-cap.  I lost weight.  F yes!  It’s Friday!  Double hell yeah!  National Pizza Day!!  And I’m not stressed the F out.  Today is going to be a damn good day!

Believe it or not, I still have a few more things on my mind……

 

ONE – Breakfast // I have a new favorite breakfast. It’s just too good not to share.  Spiralized sweet potato.  Arugula.  Egg.  Topped with a little tap-your-uncle (tapatio) + 2 slices of avocado.  Pure heaven!

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When I do my weekly meal prep….hard boil eggs.  Wash/chop/prep veggies.  Make dressings/dips.  Bay’s morning muffins.  I spiralize a sweet potato.  Throw it in a container and grab a handful each morning.

It’s such a great combo.  The arugula gets a little crunchy and the sweet potato makes is so fulling and delish.

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Ohhh, and a new kitchen gadget that I’ve been cooking my eggs in.  The Misto.  It’s an olive oil sprayer.  You fill it with your fave olive oil.  Give it a pump and coat your pan or veggies.  Straight up game changer.

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TWO – Bralette // If you’re an off the shoulder gal, but not the strapless bra kinda gal….this is SOOO for you.  A pretty crochet strap popping out is totally acceptable.  And I actually prefer it.  This is the Free People Adella.  She comes in 6 color options.  Which was the hardest part of buying this bralette.  Not only is beautiful, but super comfy too.  I can’t wait to rock this under tank tops this summer!

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{dramatic bell sleeve}

 

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This is a great transitioning into fall sweater.  It’s dramatic and comfy and you will be seeing it on repeat this season!

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S W E A T E R // I know, I know….everyone in the world owns this sweater.  It’s basically Instagram famous.  I tried it on and now know exactly why.  #1 – price tag $39.  #2 – The bell sleeves are to die for.  #3 – Brown rustic color is so on point.  #4 – Pairs great with denim + white + black bottoms.  #5 – Soft AF!  #6 – runs large, so when you order a size down you feel all skinny and shit..HA!

And it comes in 3 color options!

BP. Flare Sleeve Sweater

 

 

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