Flora Farms

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River Island dress and heels (c/o) – take 25% off this weekend with code “LABOR2015″;  JustFab bucket bag (similar);  Julie Vos necklace and bangles (c/o);  Ray-Ban aviator

I mentioned in an earlier post this week that Flora Farms is now on my must-visit list for Cabo, so today I’m sharing a few more photos from our visit.  This place ranked right up there with our sunset boat cruise for me, and although it’s kind of in the middle of nowhere, it was definitely worth the trip.  (I mean, Adam Levine got married here.  Does that tell you anything?)  We started off the visit with a trip to the bar because a girl’s gotta have a fancy cocktail for a proper tour of the grounds, right?  And I was really happy we did because it was HOT.  Like scorching, sweaty mess, kind of lose your mind hot.  But hey, it’s Mexico, and hot happens.  We toured the grounds and the market, took advantage of every photo opp possible, and finally sat down to a beautiful sunset dinner next to an awesome live band.  The way to a girl’s heart?  It’s clearly burrata, summer vegetable risotto, ice cold white wine, and live music.  Flora Farms, you win.

xoxo


Fall Wish List: The Basics

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Today I’m fall daydreamin’ y’all, and my cart runneth over.  There are so many killer trends this year (helloooo, 70’s revival…yet again), but right now my mind is on all things basic.  This season, I’ve got my eye on three types of denim: destroyed black skinnies, clean dark flares, or button-front skirts.  And I need them all.  Since we’ve got a little more hot weather than I’d like left, I’m loving this racerback dress that can be worn alone with booties now or layered up later.  And the thing I need the most from this little list?  (And yes, I realize the word need is ridiculous in this case.)  I’m dying over the jumbo version of my beloved Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody.  I mean, isn’t there a saying about this?  If you love something, let it go buy it in jumbo?  My shaky trigger finger is just hovering over that “Place Order” button.  I’m weak, people!  What do you guys have your little fall hearts set on?

xoxo


Cabo Swim Style

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Becca swimsuit (c/o);  Shop Bella C Kaftan (c/o);  Shop Prima Donna hat and tote (c/o);  Las Bayadas towel (c/o);  Tkees sandals

Since returning home from Cabo last week, my mind has turned to New York Fashion Week and everything fall fashion.  And while my mind may be on fall, I’ve got to be honest with myself: it’s still REAL warm in Southern California, and my wardrobe still has a little summer life left in it.  (I’m currently typing this with a fan blowing full-speed in my face.  And, like, I’m still sweating.)  Over the next week or so I’ll be sharing a couple more looks from our #SBCGetaway to Cabo, and this pool-side look has “beat the heat” written all over it.  My favorite kind of swim cover-ups are lightweight and not too sheer, and this one fits the bill perfectly.  And honestly, it really wouldn’t be too surprising to find me wearing this mid-week, sprawled out on our (somewhat) cool tile floor, typing away on my new, non-crashed computer.  Life is good, y’all.

xoxo

#SBCGetaway

Cabo Arriving in Cabo with Kathleen – Dress (c/o) Shop Bella CSandalsBarrington Gifts weekenders (c/o);  Hat
If you’ve been following along on Instagram (and I hope you have since that last computer of mine craaaashed, into a ditch…), I may have filled your feed with just a few too many photos from a recent trip to Cabo.  But hey, I just couldn’t help myself!  Kathleen, Jenn, Krystal, Taylor and I had the amazing opportunity to head down to Cabo for a week with Shop Bella C and stay in their beyond beautiful Casa Verde home in Pedregal.  (Casa Verde is a private home, but for those interested, there is a Resort at Pedregal that you should look into.)  At first I was a little nervous with the trip falling so close to New York Fashion Week (ahhh, so much to do, so little time…), but once we arrived, I knew that it would be the perfect relaxing week before the NY storm.

CaboFor starters, the house had a serious view:  two pools and ocean as far as the eye could see. – Shop Bella C kimono (c/o)

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Before leaving for the trip we knew we wanted to check out Flora Farms, so we decided to go there for one of our first dinners.  We enjoyed delicious cocktails and a tour of the farm before dinner, but more on that in a later post.  You’ll quickly notice a theme here though: we tried LOTS of food!

IMG_7358Lunch at Hacienda Resort – so beautiful, and yum!IMG_7809Happy hour at a beach-side swing bar IMG_7385Becca swimsuit and coverup (c/o);  Shop Bella C Hat (c/o)

The last time I visited Cabo I checked out the Hacienda Resort and Beach Club and fell in love with the view…and maybe the margaritas too :)  So on Sunday we headed there for lunch before taking a short, glass-bottomed boat tour.  Afterwards we spent a lazy afternoon in the ocean and swinging away at a local swing bar.

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IMG_7432Shop Bella C jumpsuit and hat (c/o);  Kayu bag (c/o);  Wedges IMG_7507Becca swimsuitSole Society scarf (borrowed from Kat);  Hipanema bracelet IMG_7669Shop Bella C romper (c/o);  WedgesClutchHatBangles IMG_7810Shop Bella C Pool Float

We pretty much spent most of our time hanging out together at Casa Verde because besides the few places that we really wanted to visit, there just wasn’t much reason to leave.  (The house was seriously paradise.)  It was the end of August, but I was pretty determined to finally get a little summer tan going.  I think I kind of succeeded.  Kind of.

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On our last day we decided it was time to pull ourselves off of the pool floats and head back into town for one last lunch.  Thanks to everyone’s Instagram recommendations we had tried Bar Esquina at the Bahia Hotel for dinner one night and loved it so much we went back for lunch.  We were treated to the most amazing food and cocktail tasting there, from fresh ceviche to salads and pizzas, and had the best service.  For dinner (I warned you earlier, LOTS of food!), we headed to Bar Esquina’s sister restaurant Templo.  We were once again treated to a full dinner and cocktail tasting, from quinoa with octopus, to beef cheek tacos, to steaks.  (It was definitely a little adventurous for me!)  The staff at Templo is incredible, and the food was a welcomed break from the norm in Cabo.  I left in a seriously happy food coma, and I’d say it’s a must if you’re looking for something different while visiting the area.

IMG_7644Honeydew Intimates sweats (c/o) – on serious sale

By the last day I was beginning to think that we could just stay at Casa Verde forever, but as they say, all good things must come to an end.  (Although Kathleen and I managed to keep the vacation alive for one more day with an extended layover and cancelled flight in Phoenix.  Cue the endless Snapchat snaps while searching for that damn Embassy Suites shuttle…)  We did eventually find our way home, and looking back at these photos I still can’t believe how fortunate I am to be able to take trips like this with girls that I genuinely love.  So very grateful to Shop Bella C for sending us off on this adventure and thankful to you guys, the readers, who are always there with social media restaurant recommendations, Snapchat encouragement (all the LOLZ), and the kindest words.  Hope everyone’s September is off to a great start!

xoxo

Shoes of Prey

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Fidelity tank (c/o);  H&M skirt;  Shoes of Prey heels (c/o);  Rebecca Minkoff fringe bagThursday/Friday fur bag clipRay-Ban sunglassesKendra Scott spike cuffJulie Vos cuffMichael Kors watchArgento Vivo ring

Ever wish you could design the exact pair of shoes you want?  Like, add this heel on that shoe with this fabric and that detail?  Well, girl, you can.  Shoes of Prey allows you to create the exact shoe you want (flats, sandals, pumps, you name it) with just a few clicks and tweaks.  There are dozens of different combinations of heels and styles and even more options when it comes to fabrics and colors.  At the end of the process, you can even add in a little personalization inside the shoe, so my pair says Shoes of Prey X My Style Diaries.  So offish.  I’m thinking that’s a pretty sweet idea for wedding shoes, no?  How cute would it be to create the exact pair you want and then add in your wedding date inside?  Kind of cute, not gonna lie.  Hope everyone has a great start to their week!

xoxo

P.S. – Head over to Instagram to check out my current trip to Cabo with Shop Bella C!


Boho Little White Dress

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Super similar dressSofft wedgesRebecca Minkoff fringe bagJulie Vos Elephant Pendant; Gold & Gray beaded necklace;  Kendra Scott bracelet (new version here);  a.v.max banglesRay-Ban sunglasses

In keeping with this week’s apparent theme of little white dresses, today’s look is a definite boho twist on the wardrobe staple.  This dress was a little pre-wedding gift from my mom (she’s sending one every month until our wedding because she’s rad like that), and it’s perfect for these last few weeks (or months in Southern California) of summer.  Transitioning to fall, it’ll be just as good with little suede booties.  Right now it’s packed up and on its way with me to Cabo, where I’ll be spending a few days with three of my best blogger buds.  So get ready for an Instagram overload (follow along here!), and who knows, I may even figure out this whole Snapchat thing.  Happy weekend everyone!

xoxo


Wedding Wednesdays: The Engagement Photos (Part 2)

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ASTR dress;  JustFab heels (similar)

A few weeks ago I shared part one of our engagement photos, and today I’m back for round two.  We started off our afternoon dressed up and jumpsuited in Corona Del Mar, and we ended it right in one of our favorite places: at the beach near our house.  While we might not normally hit the sand in jeans and a little white dress, we did feel right at home pretty quickly, and I think that Taylor Cole once again captured us perfectly.  (Not to mention the gorgeous golden sunset in the background.)  So happy Wedding Wednesday to the guy who can always make me smile.  Seven months (plus a few days) to go!

xoxo

P.S. – This little white dress is a total steal at under $100, perfect for all brides to be out there or anyone looking for a great white dress.  Shop it and a few of my other favorites below!


Shopbop Bag Sale

Shopbop Bag Sale 1. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Sydney Crossbody  2. MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote  3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Riley Large Zip Pouch  4. Clare V. Leopard Crossbody  5. Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody  6. Foley + Corinna Luna Crossbody  7. Madewell Mini Transport Tote  8. Rebecca Minkoff Avery Crossbody  9. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote  10. Foley + Corinna Fringed City Tote  11. Loeffler Randall Medium Rider Satchel  12. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC  13. Rebecca Minkoff Military Bucket Bag  14. Baggu Drawstring Bucket Bag  15. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Love Crossbody

If you’ve got your heart set on a new bag for fall, now is the perfect time to pull that shopping trigger.  Today and tomorrow only, Shopbop is offering 20% off on a ton of classic handbags.  From totes and satchels to crossbody bags and clutches, there are so many styles in the sale.  Head here to check out the selection, and enter “INTHEBAG” at checkout to receive 20% off.  It’s not a huge percentage off, but it is the perfect time to scoop up classic bags that rarely go on sale including the all black Love Crossbody that I use ALL. the. time.  Happy shopping!

xoxo

More Summer White

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Lush dress (c/o) Maven LASteve Madden heelsLilly Pullitzer clutch (c/o);  Zero UV sunglassesBling Jewelry necklace;  Karen London cuff;  Gorjana and a.v.max banglesMichael Kors watch

I may have fall fashion currently on the brain, but some days I just have to remind myself that it’s still summer and I should take advantage with little white dresses, sandals, and a straw clutch.  This dress is the perfect little shift for running around town on a casual day or dressed up with heels and statement jewelry for a night out.  It’s so very comfortable and under $35 – how can you go wrong?  Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!

xoxo


Target Denim, Round 2

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Target jeans (c/o);  Target plaid (c/o);  HeelsRebecca Minkoff Love CrossbodyKaren Walker sunglasses via Ditto (use code MYSTYLEDIARIES for your first month free);  Michael Kors watchGorjana and a.v.max bangles

Happy Friday, lovas and friends!  Who’s ready for some weekend shenanigans?  Well I don’t know what shenanigans there will be, but I’m super down for a little weekend action.  Today I’m super jazzed to talk about…wait for it…yet another Target find.  By now you’re probably like, we get it, girlfriend loves Target.  But y’all I’m telling you: You must try the new denim.  I shot these photos a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I’ve worn these pieces nonstop.  The jeans went for a little bike ride and BBQ last Sunday, and the plaid was perfect during our recent trip to Yosemite.  I think it was somewhere around $50 for both, but based on the fit and quality, you’d never know it.  I know, I know, I’m pretty passionate about a pair of jeans, but trust me – there are a ton of ways you could blow $30, and this isn’t one of them.  Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

xoxo


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