August Favorites

Sunday, August 30, 2015


This week, I'm starting a new series of inspiration boards! This first round-up features some of my favorite finds from August. (Side note: how in the world is September already around the corner!?) 

As you can probably tell, my ShopBop obsession is still in full swing. Don't forget to take advantage of their free 3-day shipping too!

1. Hello Sunshine Mug by Ashley Brooke Designs
2. Leopard Clutch by Clare V.
3. Miss Dior  Perfume
4. Grey Dress by Monroe
5. Blue Heels by Schutz
6. Turquoise Necklace by Kate Spade
7. Marc Jacobs Backpack




Happy Monday

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Happy Monday ladies! I'm not usually the biggest fan of the first day of the work week, but sometimes it gives you that great feeling of a fresh start. Particularly when it comes to working out! I don't know about you guys, but I have been severely lacking in the motivation department. 

The best wakeup call to get me out of a slump is to try something new! (Or to suddenly realize I have to be in a swimsuit in a few weeks!) Find a picture that motivates you, whether it's of you at your very best or a before and after pic from Instagram. If you need some inspiration, here's a great place to start: Kayla Itsines.

A few weeks ago I tried my very first Barre class, and I could not walk for two days. Every single muscle in my body was shot, and I absolutely loved it! Not for the faint of heart, these classes tone and strengthen to make you long and lean, instead of big and bulky like other fitness programs out there.

{Activewear: find similar here}

What motivates you guys to get back into shape?!


Shades of Blue

Friday, August 14, 2015


Hey ladies! Another week completed, and the weekend can finally begin! Sometimes I feel like I have three jobs between blogging, a 9-5, and working on the new house. What would we do without the weekend?! (And a glass of wine!)

Apparently I am way behind the times, but I just discovered this amazing website, ShopBop. You have probably all heard of it already, but if you haven't...check it out it's amazing. The price points are very broad, so you can find something great no matter what your budget is. The turquoise necklace I'm wearing in the photos is from ShopBop...and it was on sale! LOVE.

For today's outfit I'm going super casual with a messy bun, my go-to button-down, and this super cute overlap skirt from LuLu*s. I've been so busy lately that pony-tails and messy buns have become my best friends. Oh, and of course braids...total lifesaver's for those days where you hit the snooze button a few times to many!





{White Crop Top: LuLu's // Blue Collared Shirt: Banana Republic (more options here) // Skirt: LuLu's // Necklace: House of Harlow (more turquoise here) // Shoes: Michael Kors // Purse: UGG // Sunglasses: Woodsies}



LuLu*s Pink Halter

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


SALE ALERT! (Scroll to the bottom for more details!)

Hey girls!! I hope your summer is going well! We finally got some sunshine over here in LA after such a gloomy few weeks. Chris and I were able to spend some time in Palos Verdes to snap a few pics. This is one of our favorite spots to visit and has some really great views of the ocean.

How cute is this pink halter top from LuLu*s?! I am loving all things bright and summery right now, and this top takes the cake. Super light and breezy, it works perfect for even the hottest days. This white flounce skirt is also a new favorite. Flirty, sophisticated, and totally my style!





Top: LuLu*s (similiar style here) // Skirt: Vince Camuto // Shoes: BCBG // Clutch: Gigi New York // Bracelets: Nordstrom Necklace: Marc Jacobs

Are you as obsessed over LuLu*s as I am?! Well you are in luck girlies!! Starting today there is a major Outlet Sale on LuLu*s.com

Everything is grouped into buckets based on price, and there are so many good steals! Up to 90% off(!!!!) Yes, 9-0. Get to shopping ladies!!! Treat Yo Self :)

The sale lasts until August 2nd, but you will probably want to shop early before things start selling out! I've already loaded up my shopping cart with tons of goodies! I can't wait to get everything!





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




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