White Lace

Friday, June 19, 2015


Happy Friday everyone! Getting ready for a girl's trip this weekend, and I could not be more excited. Wine? Check. Cupcakes? Check. Beach? Check. What more do you really need?!

Speaking of the beach...I am absolutely in love with this gorgeous white lace dress from LuLu's, and couldn't help snapping a few pics on our last date night! Now that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, I am all about that bright white for summer. 

The laced back is so gorgeous in person, it even looks a bit bridal!
This particular day was a bit stormy, but the weather made the blue clouds look even more dramatic in our photos. 







{Dress: LuLu's, c/o}

What are your big plans this weekend?!



Life and Style Linkup: Shorts

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Teaming up with the gorgeous Christina from Posh Pair to feature SHORTS! Twinning once again this week with our own versions of the Side Braid :D

I am so excited for this weekend...we have an entire two days of absolutely nothing planned and I could not be more excited about it. Some cleaning and organizing will probably sneak it's way into the mix, but other than that it will be pure relaxation in the new house. Words can't even describe how ready I am for a few days of nothing but spending time with the hubby. 

What does your weekend look like?!



{Top: Victoria's Secret // Shorts: Guess // Necklace: Belle Boutique // Shoes: Sam Edelman}

This week's featured blogger is Jen from South in the City! Be sure to check our her blog as she explores LA!





FREEBIE LINKUP DAY!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Hey ladies! This week's linkup is a complete FREEBIE! Add a link to whatever blog post you want to share with our readers. It can be old or new, style post or recipes. We want to see it all!!

On another note, feel free to comment and let me know what you want to see on Design Life Diaries in the next few months! I have a growing list of tutorials on my to-do list, but I'd love to add anything else you guys can think of that you'd like to see!

We are starting to settle into the new house, so I should be back into my normal blogging routine within the next few weeks :) Thanks for sticking around during this little 'slump' lol and I hope you are all having a wonderful week!!


Congratulations to this week's featured blogger:
Courtney from The Dainty Darling



Life and Style Linkup: Spring Dresses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Happy Wednesday! This week's Life and Style Linkup is all about Spring dresses! Teaming up with the elegant Christina from Posh Pair, we both chose similar colors this week! Check out her full post here.

Who doesn't love a great Malibu sunset?! The lighting in these fields was way too gorgeous pass up. We decided to snap a few pics on our last date night this past weekend. The vibrant strapless dress is from a Miss Me sample sale. The ruffle detail along the bodice is my absolute favorite! I accessories with my light wash jean jacket, and this equally vibrant teal purse from Michael Kors.

There were so many amazing photos from this shoot, I couldn't get to them all, so I'll be updating later on this week ;)



{Dress: MissMe // Necklace: Kate Spade // Bracelet: Francesca's // Shoes: Michael Kors // Purse: Michael Kors}

Congratulations to our featured blogger:

Rebecca from Red Tag Chic



Life and Style Linkup: Braids

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Braid Hairstyle and Spring Fashion

Happy Wednesday! This week we are featuring Braids on Life and Style Linkup, and I decided to combine my two favorites into one hybrid style! It's called a Dutch Fishtail braid, and I am slightly obsessed. It's been added to my lengthy list of need-to-shoot tutorials.

Plus, who doesn't love bright pink and navy?? I love the versatility of all the classic purse styles at Gigi New York. It's so easy to go from daytime style to date night style. 

Check out the photos below of other posts from Design Life Diaries, and how I combined the two braids together!

Braid Hairstyle and Spring Fashion



{Top: Banana Republic // Skirt: Bloomingdale's // Purse: Gigi New York c/o // Shoes: Necklace: Kate Spade}

Congratulations to our featured blogger this week:
Ksenia from K's Lookbook!





Life and Style Linkup: Pastels

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Things have been crazy around our house these last few weeks! Lots of new things heading our way, and I could not be more impatient. In the meantime, Christina and I have teamed up again for our weekly linkup. This week's theme is Pastels, so make sure you scroll to the bottom to link up your best look!

This maxi dress is from Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad. Her newest collection is soft and feminine, and it is absolutely perfect for Spring. I was able to stop by her pop up shop on Valentine's Day weekend and picked up this gorgeous dress just in time for my birthday! Courtesy of my awesome hubby :D





{Dress: Paper Crown (here) // Necklace: Kate Spade // Clutch: Gigi New York // Shoes: Target DIY (tutorial here

Congratulations to our featured blogger this week:
Michelle from Michelle's Pa(i)ge!



Life and Style Linkup: Florals

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I hope you all had a fun St. Patty's Day yesterday! Between errands, work, and blogging we didn't have much time to celebrate the holiday, but we'll make up for it this weekend :D.

This week's Life and Style Linkup is all about the florals. Big prints, little accents, what's your favorite way to wear it?! Check out Christina from Posh Pair's cute floral shorts here.

I have so many floral items in my closet, it was hard to decide what to feature this week! These Steve Madden pumps are pretty hard to pass up when I'm looking for a cute statement piece. You can find them at LuLu*s, but you have to be quick because there are only a few pairs left! (Psst...the dress is from LuLu*s too!)





{Dress: LuLu*s // Jacket: Clutch: Marc Jacobs // 
Shoes: LuLu's c/o}


Congratulations to this week's featured blogger:

Sofia from Stylishly in Love!





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