FASHION

The Friday Five

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I asked you all on Instagram what kind of posts you wanted to see more of & the majority of you said that you wanted to see more of my favorites. & when I say the majority of you, I mean the majority of you! Thank you all for the feedback & post ideas, I hope you’re excited about new content every day during the week now!!

I decided to create this series (The Friday Five) so that I can share five of my favorite things/products every single week. I figured it was the easiest way for me to talk about the things I’ve been loving lately & consistently sharing my favorites with you all. I hope you guys enjoy this new series & will check back every Friday for a new post. Now onto the favorites!

Carli Bybel Palette Swatches

1.) Carli Bybel Palette
I have been loving this palette ever since I filmed this Tutorial/first impressions video. The formula of these powders is a buttery & they blend like a dream! It’s perfect for every skin tone & I love that I can use it in every season. Plus, you can’t beat the $22.50 price tag!

tarte marine boosting mist review

2.) Tarte Marine Boosting Mist
I am obsessed with face mists these days & never go a day without using one. Not even exaggerating either! I love that this one is a four-in-one & can be used as a primer, Makeup setting spray, hydrating mist & skin refresher. I have used this mist in all four ways & I can’t get enough of it. Also, for those of you with oily skin, this one doesn’t give you that overly glow-y look & doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Oh, & it smells amaaazing!

trader joes scandinavian swimmers

3.) Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers
My current favorite sweet treat obsession. Hands down my favorite gummies at the moment & that is saying a lot because I love a good gummy candy! I really should stop buying these because if they’re in our pantry, I’m going to eat them. Want to know how I spend most every Friday night? Curled up on the couch with Adam, eating these & watching Friends on Netflix. We have a riveting social life, we know 🙂

zara flower bag

4.) Zara Flower Bag
I can’t get enough of this flower bag & if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that. I love the cross body chain & honestly, I get compliments every time I wear this. What’s not to love about it?

NYX Lip Cream Swatch

5.) NYX Lip Cream in Sable
I get asked what lip color I’m wearing every time I wear this so I figured I would share with you all. This is a matte shade but I like to layer it over my Clarins Lip Oil so that it glides on smooth & doesn’t dry out my lips at all. You better believe this will be my go-to lip color all Fall long!

 

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White Dresses to Wear Before Summer Ends

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Who else is in denial that it’s the beginning of September?? I know I can’t be the only one!
Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be more excited for sweater weather & all of the fun things that come with Fall. I’m just in denial that it’s already September because I’m not sure where this year has gone. I know I say it far too often but time goes by so much quicker the older you get!
Before the temperature cools down too much though, I wanted to share my favorite white dresses to wear before summer ends.
First up is this white dress. I know they say that you can’t wear white after Labor Day but that’s my favorite rule to break. (You better believe that I’ll be wearing my winter whites later this year as well!) In all seriousness though, I think that a beautiful white dress is one of the most classic Summer pieces & I 100% believe that everyone needs at least one in their closet. Let’s all pretend we’re frolicking through the South of France & get as much wear out of these beauties as we can.
What I’m Wearing:
Below are my current favorite white dresses!

 

Instagram Recap

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Since the majority of questions in my Instagram DM box are about where I purchased items, I figured it would be easier to just do little Instagram recaps here & there. Let me know if you guys have any other questions!

Denim ShirtdressWhite VansFloral Bag

 

Blush SweaterEmbroidered Denim Skirt (similar)

 

Lace Up Blush Sweater Dress – Aviator Sunglasses 

Blush Tie Front SweaterFrayed Hem JeansLoafers

 

Complete makeup tutorial HERE

 

Unicorn Tee Shirt

Striped Tee ShirtFloral Bag

Blush Sweater Embroidered Denim Skirt (similar) – Adam’s Shirt

Mean Girls Tee ShirtFrayed Hem Jeans – White Sneakers

 

Best Food Venice

Best Food in Venice, CA

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We’ve been exploring as much as possible lately & one of our favorite places to go nearby is Venice. There is such a great vibe in Venice because there are so many different types of people in the area. We love to walk down Abbot Kinney for amazing restaurants & some of the cutest shops you’ll ever find. I’ll be honest though, when exploring any area, my favorite thing to experience is the food 🙂 So, I decided to share some of our favorite places that we can’t stay away from because they are THAT delicious!

Food Venice California

1.) Gjelina – This is a favorite of locals & visitors alike because the food & ambiance are incredible. This is perfect for meat-eaters as well as vegetarians, which is nice because there is something for everyone. I highly recommend the pizza but I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on their menu.

2.) Salt & Straw – I might have cried happy tears when Salt & Straw finally made its way to LA from Portland. This is hands down one of my favorite spots for ice cream! The Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate, Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons and the Honey Lavender are just a few of my favorites. I have never known anyone who has tried this place & not fallen in love.

3.) Cafe Gratitude – Don’t be afraid of this plant-based menu! I honestly can’t get enough of this place & would eat here daily if I lived nearby. I love the Squash Quesadillas, Mexican Bowl, Veggie Burger & Corn Tacos!

4.) Moon Juice – One of my all-time favorite places for smoothies & juices. I love their Strawberry Almond Milk, Custom Smoothies & their different “Dust” has become an obsession, I use them almost daily at home! Pop in for a juice or smoothie & head down to the boardwalk/beach, you won’t be disappointed!

These are obviously just a few of my most frequented places in Venice because there are SO many more amazing places to dine but I hope you enjoyed hearing which spots are my favorite!

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss

Away With Jouer

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There have been a few experiences over my blogging career that I’ve had to stop & pinch myself to see if this is real life. This trip to Ojai with Jouer Cosmetics was one of those experiences.

I don’t know if I say it often enough but I truly am beyond thankful for each & every one of you who take the time to follow along with the content I create. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all & I never take that for granted. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.

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I’m not going to lie, I haven’t shopped in American Eagle in years & years. I walked past the store in Century City here in LA & a few things caught my eye. I’m so glad I decided to go in because I fell in love with this matching set. It is the epitome of summer for me & I would wear it daily if I could! You can find it HERE.

jouer lip gloss swatch Jouer Lip GlossI received so many compliments on this Floral Dress & think it’s perfect for summer!

I had the most amazing little getaway with Jouer in Ojai. We stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn (if you ever go, you must have a spa treatment done! I had a massage & it was one of the best massages I have ever received!). They took a group of us to celebrate the launch of their new High Pigment Lip Gloss & guys, I am blown away by the formula! This is honestly the best formula I have ever tried for lip gloss. When they say that they are high pigment, they mean that they are high pigment. You can see just how amazing they are in this tutorial! I could go on & on about them because I truly love them that much BUT I will let the formula & pigmentation speak for themselves. If you’re curious, I have been living in the color Champs-Elysees 🙂

I just want to say thank you to the entire Jouer team. It’s rare to meet so many kind & incredible people in one place but they all are just beyond lovely. Thank you guys (especially Christina) for all of the support & love over the years. I appreciate it more than you will ever know!

 

Striped Jumpsuits

6 Fave Striped Jumpsuits

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It is nearly Summer & I can hardly wait! Although I’m still wondering how it’s already June!? Hendrix will be 1 this month & I honestly can’t believe how fast time has flown by! It’s also mine & my brothers birthday month so we will be doing a lot of celebrating over the next few weeks. Can’t complain about that 🙂 Onto jumpsuits though.. I’m sharing my favorite striped jumpsuits with you guys because they’re a Summer staple for me. You can literally just throw one on & be put together!

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Striped Jumpsuit in photos – Comfiest Heels 

 

5 Areas To Organize for Instant Peace

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If you follow me on Instastories, you may have noticed me talking about getting organized lately. With the start of a new season, it just feels natural to declutter and reorganize our space. We were in full on declutter mode in January as well, and every time we do this, it amazes me at how much stuff accumulates. Basically, every corner of our apartment was filled up! The end result is beyond peaceful though. 

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Going through the entire home can be overwhelming, but I personally like to just get it done. Pick a weekend that you’re free, stay in your pajamas, blast the music, and get to work. Here are 5 areas to focus on:

1.) Closets – Obviously! Go through each item and decide if you want to keep it. If you haven’t fit into it (I’m totally guilty of this) or worn it in the last year, donate it. If it’s just a mess, toss it. Either way, pull out each item in your closet and reorganize it. Throw away broken hangers and make sure your shoes have a dedicated place to live.

2.) Dresser – Another obvious one, but totally necessary. Get rid of old or mismatched socks, underwear, and even bras that are worn out. I like to make note of what I need (so if I’m getting rid of my black bra, I know I need to order a new one). This is when I’ll donate old pajamas or workout gear and keep my list of what to buy as I can afford things.

3.) Pantry – This is always a bit depressing because you realize how much food has been wasted (hello old pasta!), but go through everything in your pantry and check dates. If something is expiring soon but you won’t use it, bring it to a food shelter and let them know the urgency. Don’t forget to check spices and replace what you’ve gotten rid of.

4.) Toy baskets – This is obviously only if you have little ones in your life, and if the kids are old enough, let them help you with this process. It might cause conflict and some tears, but teaching kids about donating and decluttering is important—at least I think so! I go through and clean up all the toys too; a little vinegar is a natural way to get rid of germs on legos, books, all the toys.

5.) Car – Oh my gosh, our cars get sooo messy, anyone else?! It’s such a forgotten space, but with 2 kids and 2 adults, our vehicles take a beating. Go through each corner and compartment and toss any trash, old napkins, etc. After doing this, I take the cars to get detailed, then I’ll add in a bag or bin to keep in the car for trash and random things we need to get rid of. I’ll usually keep a backpack full of emergency things: napkins, snacks, water, etc., too. There is just something magical about a totally clean, organized car—am I right?

Other areas you can organize: linen closets, bathroom + medicine cabinets (get rid of old meds), fridge (a good wipe down is usually needed), & under the bed. If dedicating a weekend is too much, commit to 30 minutes at the end of each day for a week, and you should make good progress.

I hope this helps your organization AND peace of mind 🙂

 

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Wide Leg Pants

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I’m completely in love with wide leg pants (or culottes) these days! I was a bit iffy on how they would look on me but the second I tried this pair on, I knew I was hooked. I picked this pair up from Nordstrom a few weeks back & I finally decided to break them out for a lunch in Manhattan Beach. While I can’t find this exact pair online (I got them in store), I found a similar style for you guys below.

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Have you guys ever been to Manhattan Beach? It’s such a cute little beach town south of Los Angeles & I always forget how much I love it down there! I was down there for a lunch with Morning Lavender celebrating my friend Mara’s new curated collection (which is SO cute!) They have so many cute places to eat & I love taking a stroll down the pier & boardwalk. We don’t go down there very often but we definitely need to explore it more!

striped wide leg pants

Black Criss Cross TopStriped Wide Leg PantsLace-Up HeelsBlack Hat

 

Denim Cut offs

Denim Cut-Offs

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With Summer fast approaching, I am on the hunt for my beach wardrobe. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen how much we love the beach & how often we go. The beach is honestly my happy place (& my family’s as well).

I have been obsessed with denim cut-offs for as long as I can remember. When I think of Summer, I instantly think of a cute pair of denim cut-offs paired with a cute top & sandals. If you’re as denim obsessed as I am, take a look below for some of my favorite denim cut-offs this year!

Forever 21 denim shortsdenim cut-offs affordable denim cut offs Forever 21 embroidered shorts Lace-Up Bikini – Floral Denim Shorts – Aviator Sunglasses

 
What is your Summer wardrobe staple? Comment below!

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Overalls Skirt OOTD

Overalls: Yes or No?!

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Sheridan Gregory Outfit of the day: ASOS denim overall dress in washed black, stripe crew neck t-shirt, ray ban aviator, asos darley clean lace up sneakers Sheridan Gregory Outfit of the day: ASOS denim overall dress in washed black, stripe crew neck t-shirt, ray ban aviator, asos darley clean lace up sneakers Sheridan Gregory Outfit of the day: ASOS denim overall dress in washed black, stripe crew neck t-shirt, ray ban aviator, asos darley clean lace up sneakers Sheridan Gregory Outfit of the day: ASOS denim overall dress in washed black, stripe crew neck t-shirt, ray ban aviator, asos darley clean lace up sneakers

Until this outfit, I hadn’t worn overalls since the 3rd grade. I’ll be honest with you guys, I was completely against the overall trend until recently. It’s not that I didn’t like them on other people, I just never thought that I would feel comfortable enough to wear them myself. BUT since my goal for this year was to let go of my fears & do things that put me out of my comfort zone, I decided to be brave & just buy the dang overalls! I know, a very small feat for my goal but it was a small victory for me. Go big or go home, right?

Black Overalls Skirt

ASOS Denim Overall Dress in Washed Black
ASOS Stripe Crew Neck T-Shirt
Ray-Ban Aviator
ASOS DARLEY Clean Lace Up Sneakers

Now that I own a pair & actually enjoy this little skirt overalls ensemble, I’ve been eyeing a few other pairs. I figured I would round up my favorites & get your opinion on them, so without further ado…

How do you guys feel about this trend? Is it something you would wear (or already wear) OR are you 100% against it & think that only children should wear them? Sound off in the comments below!