Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mornings with me

starbucks keurig k-cup packs caramelWhile I usually focus on beauty and fashion related posts, sometimes I like to get a bit personal and bring you into my home and what my life is really like behind all the fancy clothes and pretty makeup. As you all know, I absolutely love interior design and home decor, which in turn makes me just truly love being in my own home. While days are typically spent at work or blogging, my mornings are spent lounging in my pj's sipping on coffee & enjoying my breakfast while catching up on all the world news. It's my favorite part of the day! 

If you guys have followed me on Instagram then you know I recently upgraded my Keurig. I have had a Keurig for YEARS now and use it religiously. I love the convenience of it and that I can have tons of different flavors at the push of a button. Needless to say, my morning usually starts off with a cup of joe. I'm not a HUGE breakfast person but I always and I mean always have to have something to eat with my coffee. There is really nothing better than the right food pairing with coffee. Being French, I've grown up with pastries, baguettes, croissants and all that yummy food that I wish I could have every single day. On a typical morning I'll have two slices of whole wheat toast with butter & jelly paired with that perfect cup of coffee. For coffee I've been loving the Starbucks® flavored K-Cup® Packs. They have them in Cinnamon Dolce, Mocha, Vanilla and my personal favorite -- Caramel. They are perfect for those chilly fall mornings when nothing sounds better than a warm and comforting drink. 

Happy Fall!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Double Slit + Exciting Announcement

Top: ASOS // Skirt: Eyes of Simone // Shoes: Marc Fisher // Bag: Henri Bendel // Necklace: Elizabeth Stone // Sunglasses: ZeroUV

Do you ever feel like the weekends are just not long enough? I spent yesterday being SO lazy and watching football all day (sad Chargers loss ::sigh::). I may be feeling slightly guilty about it today but I seriously needed it. Today's look is featuring this Eyes of Simone double slit skirt that I'm obsessed with. Everywhere I have gone since wearing this skirt I have gotten compliments on it. My theory of what to wear with it was to just keep everything else simple since I think it made the skirt stand out for itself.

On another note-- I do have some exciting news to share with you guys though! Fox 5 News is coming to my home today to interview me and I couldn't be more excited/nervous/stunned. Never in a million years would I have thought that only 1.5 years after starting my blog would I be being interviewed for a segment on the news. I am truly blessed and owe it all to YOU who have made it what it is. I work so hard each & every day to deliver content to all my loyal readers because it truly makes me SO happy. I can't thank you guys ENOUGH for your continued support and I will let you all know when it is going to air on TV! 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn Inspired

Jacket // Pants // Top // Beanie // Boots

Happy Friday everyone! Sadly it's not as much of a Happy Friday for me since I have come down with a cold! ::Sigh:: I was pretty sick yesterday but while I rested I wanted to work on a little outfit inspiration post for you guys! Honestly with the sniffle situation I have going on, this comfy Fall look is all I want to wear right now! 

San Diego is finally starting to cool down a bit and it is getting me so excited to start wearing some cozy and warm outfits -- quilted jackets & stylish rain boots being at the top of my list. Every Fall I always check out a few of my favorite stores to stock up on the essentials and Joules is always at the top of my list. They have such an amazing selection of jackets, vests and rain boots among so many other things as well to get you all geared up for Fall and ready for the colder weather. I currently have a quilted vest of theirs and of course you've seen my yellow rain boots on the blog but I have my eyes set on this Jacket at the moment.

How do you guys gear up for Fall/Winter!? Enjoy the weekend!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oxfords + GIVEAWAY

Top: Pleione // Pants: Old Navy // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Shoes: Ahnu Footwear // Hat: Sole Society // Bag: Sole Society

Yes it's Fall but San Diego is no cooler -- sigh. Sadly I'm ready for a little fall-ish weather but I know I can't really complain too much. Today's look is about as close to Fall as I can get these days but I'm still loving it.

Denim a comfy tank, flats & a fedora really completes me =)

I recently got these Oxfords from Ahnu Footwear and I couldn't be more obsessed. I've been wearing them with everything from pants to shorts and even skirts. Oxfords are totally in right now so I was pretty stoked on this pair, plus they are SO comfortable and stylish. I typically wear them when I'm headed out and going to be running errands or doing a lot of walking. They also come in a brown pair which I'm definitely eyeing right now too.

The best part?! Ahnu is giving away the same pair of Oxford shoes to one lucky Love, Olia reader! They are valued at $135 so you guys definitely don't want to miss out on this one.
All you guys have to do is enter below!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Easy Whites in the DR

Dress: Lulu's // Bag: Tory Burch, love this one // Shoes: Onex // Bracelet: Nissa

This has got to be one of my favorite outfits from the trip. I don't know what it is about tropical getaways but I always feel like you can never go wrong with easy whites. I brought tons of white dresses, skirts and tops and wore them almost everyday! All the locals always wear these kind of loose dresses and I loved the detailing of this one plus it was super light and helped keep me cool(er) in the heat!

One Top, Three Ways

These posts seem to be popular lately so I'm here again taking one item and styling it 3 different ways! Have you heard of the phrase kimawashi? Essentially it means wearing the same item in multiple ways catered to your personal style. I think it's helpful for anyone (including me) because it reminds us that there are always many ways to style one item of clothing so you never truly have to feel like you "have nothing to wear." Today I am taking this Rakuten tee and styling it casual, for going out and just for fun! For those of you who don't know Rakuten is an online shopping community where you can shop for all your fashion needs. I love this top since I'm all about printed tees that are fun and well,..French, like me! =)

This is exactly how I would wear the tee for a casual Fall day out -- 
with a pair of cropped skinny jeans, some comfy booties & these sunnies

We don't always think to wear a simple tee for a dressed up look but I'm a total fan of doing just that! It gives the outfit a bit of edge and pretty much makes you stand out from the rest. I wanted to stick with mostly black for this ensemble so I picked a leather skirt, moto jacket and black heels to pair with it!

If you guys know me at all then you know I LOVE color! I'm all about it and for the last "fun" look, I wanted to take it back to the basics, wear the tee with distressed denim for an effortless look and play it up a bit with some to die for pink pumps! When all else fails -- keep everything simple and play up shoes & accessories. Always a win - win.

What do you guys think?!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ShopBop Friends & Family Sale