Tuesday, October 15, 2019

'FALL' IN LOVE WITH STEVE MADDEN

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
*Post sponsored by Zappos 


If you're anything like me and you live in Southern California, chances are you're also dying for it to get colder outside for you to finally bust out your faux fur and boots (in my case, my preference are platform ankle booties!). But oh no, Mother Nature is definitely hardly ever in our corner, so we unfortunately won't be seeing any rain until late December. That's the bad news. The good news? Since I am such a sucker for any and every ankle boot out there, when I saw these Steve Madden ones over on the Zappos site, I knew I HAD TO HAVE THEM IMMEDIATELY. The decision to purchase was too easy, I mean, would you look at the snake print?! And don't even get me started on the chunky platform heel! Ugh, could you die?! (Can't think of the actual movie I heard this line from at this precise moment, but regardless.) Steve Madden ALWAYS has a way with being on-point with trends, and has never let me or my early 2000's teenage self down.
Now, after getting my hands on these, I knew I had a bit of a mission to put together a look that was as casual, but kind of dressed up for many different occasions. It of course had to fit my sort of laid-back California girl style, so it only took me 3 minutes to figure it out in my head before trotting over to my closet and putting on a pair of black denim shorts and this cool, oversized sweater. Ta da! I looked like the perfect walking definition of this current San Diego "fall" weather. Now, time to test these bad boys, so I asked Alex if he wanted to hop on over (ok, we drove) to Sunset Cliffs, which is exactly what it sounds like- a tourist-y trap where us natives love to go and watch the most stunning sunsets any day of the year. For some reason though, they are pretty much impeccable towards the end of the year, so he agreed. What better way to figure out if these babies were going to survive in my wardrobe? 
We get there, and guess what? After sort of illegally crossing the street, I realized, one- they were already perfect enough to run in (those honking drivers didn't know who they were dealing with! I'M A PRO!), and two- they're the most comfortable things on planet Earth. Sure, a bit slippery, but COME ON! I was on very grainy and scary terrain! If they overcame this, they could overcome anything! That was it. It was over. I had to take some photos for proof, and now passing along the wealth of knowledge- after being your test bunny- to you. 

As always, if you don't know, now you do: Zappos is the ultimate destination for all things stylish, and they make it easier than ever to shop with them! They offer fast, free shipping, a 365-day return policy, and the BEST customer service ever! So perfect for the person on-the-go! 

What are you waiting for? These, and tons more Steve Madden goodness is waiting for you on their site NOWWWWWW.

xx

#sponsored #Zappos #ImWithSteve

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ZAPPOS X KEDS, JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
*This post was sponsored by Zappos

 I am so thrilled to be showing off my newest Keds, from their chic collaboration with Zappos, just in time for the end of spring! Keds have always been at the top of my go-to sneakers because of their amazing comfort feeling, as well as simple design that is always sure to turn heads (my faves are the Keds Ace Leather pair)! I was only in high school when I got my hands on my first pair- and they still live on, let me tell ya! They're durable, great for styling up and down any outfit, and have a wide variety of products that support many wearing occasions! Lately, I have loved styling mine with midi skirts and dresses- it gives it that final "cool girl" touch that I look for in a shoe. Another way to wear them is with a pair of boyfriend jeans, a cool graphic tee, and your pick of a moto, teddy, or even denim jacket and a bold lip! Spice it up with hoop earrings, and dainty rings and you're set! What I also love about Keds is that they empower women to be and do what we want, which is always something that gives me that final boost to get my butt out there and get sh*t done! Show me how you style YOUR pair on my Instagram, with the hashtags #ZapposStyle and #KedsStyle! 
The only place I now grab my Keds from is through Zappos, because of their aaaamazzzingggg customer service, fast shipping (literally received these 2 days after I ordered them!), FREE shipping (do I really need to give you more reasons?!), and 365-day return policy- literally all of the perfect reasons why ordering from Zappos fits in greatly in the busy lifestyles of the modern man and woman! Have I convinced you yet? 
xx
#SPONSORED by Zappos x Keds

Monday, February 04, 2019

CLARINS #SERUMSOS CAMPAIGN

Monday, February 04, 2019




*(In collaboration with Clarins USA, but all opinions remain my own and is a progression of 1 month of using product.)*


One of the biggest insecurities I have is my skin, and this is why I am so excited to collab with Clarins USA and talk about their serums and how they can help YOU look your best, also! I chose to work closely with their “Pore Control” serum, which is meant to help with skin issues such as enlarged pores and to help defeat fine lines (since ya know, I am already at the prime age of 30!). But first, let me quickly explain why you NEED serum incorporated into your skincare routine.


For one, it is different than a moisturizer because it actually penetrates deeper into your skin and works from the inside out. While moisturizer is crucial and helps fight environmental aggressors, when paired with a serum, they help protect and nourish your skin at every layer for a more effective skincare routine! Personally, after about a month, I have seen smoother, more refined skin texture, as well as an overall healthier radiance. 

How to use the Clarins serum you may ask? SO SIMPLE. Use it in the morning and night after thoroughly cleansing your skin. Apply a small amount into the palm of your hand, warm it between your hands before gently pressing into your skin, then apply it on your face and neck- that’s it! It’s become such a huge staple in my own routine now that I am getting older and starting to notice some fine lines appearing on my face! You will start to notice a few changes after a few times of using your serum, with full effects after 28 days!


So what are you waiting for?! Take their quiz online and get matched to your own personal serum and be on your way to better skin nowwwwww!  #SerumSOS 


xx
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