Wednesday, December 30, 2015

GUEST APPEARANCE: VICTORINE BLACK LACE SKIRT









VICTORINE BLACK LACE SKIRT: Requisite | LEATHER JACKET: Black Swan Boutique | WHITE TANK: Target | HEELS: Dolce Vita | NECKLACE: Loren Hope | BAG: Zadig & Voltaire | EARRINGS: Rocksbox (use code: theblushingbellaxoxo for ONE FREE month)

Good Morning Beauties!

I am mixing things up today on the blog and am featuring one of my friends Krissy Breeden. I have known Krissy for ten years now, and she is such a ray of sunshine! Ever since I met Krissy, she has always been generous, outgoing, and so much fun. She loves getting dressed up and has one of the best closets I've ever seen! In her free time she enjoys snowboarding where she currently resides in snowy Colorado. So glad she was able to come back home to visit our California sunshine over the holidays.

While she visited, we spent a day driving down the coast to Big Sur with our BFF Kayla. We were fortunate enough to grow up in Carmel, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away from this dreamy destination. Our first stop of the day was at River Inn, which has the best bloody marry in town. Did I mention you can hang out in the river in some of their rustic wooden lounge chairs while you sip? We probably could have spent the entire day there if the weather was nicer, but it was time to move on to watch the sunset at Nepenthe. If you haven't been here yet, you are missing out. They have the most epic fews of the ocean and their burgers are out of this world. We ended our perfect day at Post Ranch, which is my favorite of them all. The food is superb here, but if you just want to check it out, order a cappuccino and you can still enjoy the ambience without paying the price.

We took the photos at Nepenthe, since the backdrop looks FAKE! Krissy is wearing the Victorine Black Lace Skirt from the online boutique Requisite. I just adore the lace details in this high low skirt. It runs very small so make sure to size up. This skirt would be perfect for just about any occasion and is only $55!

Thanks Krissy for being the best model. <3

Monday, December 28, 2015

LEATHER & LACE








WHITE LACE DRESS: Black Swan Boutique | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott | BOOTS: Lucky (similar here) | SUNNIES: Ray-Ban | CROSSBODY BAG: BP 

As 2015 comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the progress of the blog. The Blushing Bella has officially been live for five months now and what a journey it has been! I am so thankful for my readers, friends, sponsors and my number one supporter and follower, Jason. All of these factors have turned my dreams into a reality.

As the new year unfolds, I hope it is filled with success, happiness, and positivity. I have a good feeling about 2016 and am excited to share it with all of you on the blog!

Speaking of New Years, this white lace dress is perfect for ringing in 2016. I just adore the lace details and loose fit. It is so flattering and girly, perfect for day or night activities.

Cheers to what's to come! xx

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

BLUE BLOUSE & DISTRESSED DENIM







 BLOUSE: Requisite | DENIM: Joe's | MULES: Nordstrom | SIDE BAG: BP | NECKLACE: Loren Hope

Monday, December 21, 2015

BUFFALO PLAID MEETS GLAM








PLAID BUTTON UP: Simply Kelsey Boutique | FUR VEST: Simply Kelsey Boutique | DENIM: AG | BOOTS: Target | BLACK TUNIC: Lush | SUNNIES: Ray-Ban |

All jewelry from ROCKSBOX: NECKLACE: Loren Hope | RING: Sophie Harper | EARRINGS: Perry Street Gemma Studs  << Use code theblushingbellaxoxo for ONE FREE MONTH >>

Happy Monday Beauties! I am in full blown christmas mode over here. There are literally PILES of cookies in my kitchen, holiday tunes blasting and presents under the tree. Can't believe after this week it will be all over. Crying a river!!!!

Today, you should treat yo' self to this little secret I'm about to let you in on. Ready? This buffalo plaid shirt I'm wearing is only $15!!!! It also comes in green too! It runs small, so size up. I am wearing a medium, which fits perf.

If you are searching for the ultimate faux fur vest to get you through the winter, look no further! Simply Kelsey Boutique has this little number for only $62! It is super soft and looks great with flannels and long tunics.

Last but not least, I picked up these Frye look alike's for only $64! The Frye version is well over $200 and honestly they look EXACTLY alike.

Cheers Dears!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: HOME EDITION


Deck the halls with all things gold and sparkly! Tis' the season to spread holiday cheer and to give the PERFECT gifts.

T-Minus 9 days until Christmas, which means 9 days to finish gift shopping. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite holiday gifts from the online shop Rachel George. If you haven't visited this site yet, you are missing out! Whether you need a gift for your best friend, mother, or coworker, this place has got you covered. Here are my top 11 favorites:


Sunday, December 13, 2015

WHIMSICAL MORNINGS









FLORAL SWEETHEART JACKET: Requisite| DENIM: AG | PURSE: Street Level | BOOTIES: Dolce Vita | SUNNIES: Ray-Ban | LIPS: Whirl Lip Liner + Pure Hollywood

Watch out ladies, there is a new online boutique in town and it is a hidden gem! Requisite is a boutique with a driven owner who has a passion for providing clothing that is authentic and made with quality while still being affordable. The clothing selection is all hand picked by the owner, and she focuses on unique, one of a kind pieces that can't be bought in the masses. As an added bonus, all items are sent in a wrapped gift box, making your  buying experience feel like you are getting a gift from a special someone.

Some of my favorite pieces from the boutique include:


"A wardrobe is a collection of dreams. The creativity and refinement spent on one item of clothing is often taken for granted. At Requisite we curate clothing while keeping the dream of the designer in mind. 
The Requisite is a publication for the female seeking her best self. We believe the full potential of women has yet to be realized. The Requisite showcases women that are breaking out of the conventional limitations of society. We speak to the activist against mediocrity. "

Friday, December 11, 2015

MIXING PATTERNS









FLANNEL: Target ($22.99!) | STRIPED SHIRT: Free People (old) | JEANS: AG | BOOTIES: Sam Edelman | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott | BRACELET: House of Harlow (Rocksbox use code theblushingbellaxoxo for free month) | PURSE: Louis Vuitton

It's actually finally starting to feel like winter in California. It has rained the last few days and we have been able to somewhat enjoy the colder weather and dress accordingly. This outfit is perfect for the awkward weather we have here, where it's sunny one minute and overcast the next.

In other news, I have accepted that I am a Target flannel hoarder. How can you not be when they are less than $25! The one I'm wearing is my favorite that they came out with this year. It is still available online and in-stores.

Also, I may sound like a broken record, but Rocksbox has been my lifesaver! I ended up purchasing the Kendra Scott Rayne necklace that I'm wearing above. Once you sign up for the service, all jewelry can be purchased at a discounted rate. Which is amazing and dangerous at the same time. Use code theblushingbellaxoxo to try out a free month, no commitments!

Have a great weekend and get your holiday shopping done! Two weeks until Christmas!!!

XO