Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ICE CREAM TRIPPIN': YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK


Yellowstone National Park... I'm just not capable of putting into words how majestic this place truly is. Sure, the photos are captivating, but even so... doesn't come close to capturing Yellowstone's beauty to its fullest potential. I found myself constantly asking "how is this real life?" with every geyser, hot spring, waterfall, forest, river, etc. that we stopped at. If I had to pick one place to revisit... hands down, Yellowstone would be the place to go. I'm looking forward to planning a future visit, but for an extended period of time so I can fully immerse myself and explore every nook & cranny that it has to offer.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DRESS ME UP, DRESS ME DOWN



I'm so excited to be partnering with Sears, where each month I'll be presented with a different theme for SEARS STYLE. I'm always up for a style challenge because fashion is meant to be fun and expressive. It's an opportunity to incorporate runway trends in a way that works for each individual, yet staying true to your own aesthetic.

With the holidays fast approaching, I've been asked to style a look that takes an elevated approach to holiday dressing. The holidays are my favorite time of year for so many different reasons. It's the perfect excuse to stock up on fun party dresses for every event on my social calendar. November's theme is Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down.

Coming off of a 3 week road trip where my daily attire was 100% casual and comfortable, wearing jeans/shorts, t-shirts and sneakers/booties... the thought of wearing heels and a skirt/dress made me a little queasy. I've decided to ease into things with separates - pieces that I could rework back into my wardrobe, like a basic black tank top, casual quilted jacket and barely there strappy heels. In true holiday fashion, I finished the look with a gold skirt [similar] because I love any excuse to wear my favorite color. Every statement outfit needs that one eye-catching piece to steal the show and this skirt does just that. And get this, my entire look was under $70... now that's a STEAL.

It's more than a gift. It's the joy of the season. #MoreThanAGift

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.

http://www.sears.com/style/

Monday, November 24, 2014

ON THE ROAD


Nostalgia kicked in while looking at this set of photos because everything that I'm wearing is now gone thanks to my suitcase being stolen at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. One stolen suitcase was the only hiccup during the entire trip so I'll consider myself fortunate and cut my losses. Material items are easily replaceable and thankfully I have photos that will last a lifetime.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TOMS + Target


'Tis the season for giving and giving back. Not only is it that time of year to shower your loved ones with gifts, but it's always a great way to be socially responsible and do our part in helping the community. This season, Target has partnered with TOMS to design a limited edition holiday gift collection. And the best part? The collection holds true to TOMS' mission of giving back to the community by following their "one-for-one" model. With each gift purchased from TOMS + Target collection, a gift will be made to a person in need.

The collection features a wide array of products and there's something for everyone. From adorable children's clothing, casual menswear, cozy sweaters and cold weather accessories for the ladies to home decor and jewelry... it really is your one-stop-shop for gift-giving and makes it absolutely effortless to give back.

TOMS for Target: One-for-One. For All. Starting November 16th, for every Target+TOMS limited edition gift you buy, we're (Target) giving shoes, a blank or meals to those in need. #TOMSForTarget

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The options expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

http://www.target.com/c/target-toms-brand-shop/-/N-54x96

ICE CREAM TRIPPIN': MONTANA


One of the things on my bucket list is to visit all 50 states before age 50. Some states are easily achievable, while others, like Montana, more obscure with no real desire to every step foot in. Montana was added to the road trip itinerary because of Yellowstone National Park. We flew from Seattle to Bozeman, MT and drove our way down to West Yellowstone. Out of all of the driving portions of the entire trip, MT was the most visually stimulating. What could've been a 2 hour drive ended up taking closer to 5 hours because of all the stops we made along the way... passing through the countryside, expansive forests, creeks, rivers & lakes, and ending the day with a stunning sunset.