One of my favorite trends right now is LEOPARD! Did you see how it just popped back up overnight? It’s like we woke up one day and all of a sudden, everything was leopard again. I for one am obsessed. Leopard or cheetah print to me is one of those tried and true fashion trends that never really left us, but it’s definitely back full force right now.

When I was younger, I think like 15 or 16, my absolutely favorite pair of shoes were these satin leopard wedges from Guess. They were peep toe, had a bow on top, and were the fucking CUTEST. I was literally obsessed with them for YEARS (still am…) but had to stop wearing them once the fabric started rubbing off on the back. Don’t you hate when that happens? I tried for years to find a replacement and had no luck. Nothing was as cute or as comfortable as those shoes. Ugh.

I loved them so much that I actually never got rid of them. I couldn’t wear them anymore but couldn’t bring myself to toss them. They are still at my parents house to this day, and my nieces wear them when they’re playing dress up. It’s pretty special to see them have gone full circle. Maybe one day I’ll have a daughter to wear them…

POINT IS, leopard is everywhere and it’s the shit. If you don’t have some leopard print in your closet, you better get to shoppin!

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The September Ellie set has to be one of my favorites so far- I love the camo print and the versatility of this outfit. I’ve worn all of these pieces together and separately several times since I’ve gotten them. This white top is perfect with jeans and sneakers, and the camo pants are so comfy that I’ve worn them on my nightly neighborhood walks with a sweatshirt and flip flops. SO EASY!

You know all about my love for Ellie in general (via this post, and all of my IG posts) but despite all of my cute leggings and sports bras, it’s been a struggle for me to find a workout routine and STICK TO IT! Ugh, I’ve been terrible all summer. I kept saying I was going to join a gym- didn’t happen. I wanted to sign up for kickboxing classes- didn’t happen. I wanted to get back into Platefit- didn’t happen. I think you get my point… I’ve put ALL of it off and honestly, haven’t done much more than a few hikes here and there all summer long. Not proud of it, but I’m not going to dwell on it.

Instead, I’m committing to a 30 day yoga challenge. Yup, and I’m posting it here so that I can actually be held accountable. I’m going to follow up with y’all in 30 days to tell you how far I made it. And in hopes of really making this happen, I’ve pulled Rob into this little plan as well- he’s committed to joining me in the morning, or after work to get some yoga time in. We’ll just be doing it from our living room via YouTube, but I think it’s actually going to be something I’ll be able to commit to 100%.

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If you’re like me, you’re probably holding onto every last second of Summer. Luckily I live in LA where it stays pretty warm until pretty much the end of October, but still. There is something I’ve always loved about TRUE Summer. Going to the beach, having barbecues, pool parties, being able to wear dresses and shorts until midnight without freezing your ass off…all of it!

Another thing I love about Summer? The fun DRINKS! Nothing better than laying by the pool with a cold cocktail in your hand, am I right? I’m good with pretty much anything from beer, to vodka, lets be honest. However, I was feeling fancy today while Rob and I were hanging out at home so I decided to take our bottle of rosé we were drinking and kick it up a notch. We had a watermelon on the counter that was ready to be cut up, so I poured it all into a blender, added a splash of vodka, a little lime and it was delicious.

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, and I feel like every time I log into Instagram I’m reminded of it again. Social media has been changing a lot recently (I mean, it’s really ever evolving and there are constant updates) and I’ve got SO many thoughts and feelings about it. Rob and I were talking about all of the various platform updates when we were driving back from Big Sur, and it solidified my feeling that I needed to make a post about it all.

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You guys know I’m a jewelry fanatic, obviously, so I feel super compelled to tell you that the statement earring trend is NOT going away. It’s been around for a while now, but this year it’s really taken off. And if you’re not already on board, it’s time to hop on, ladies! There are so many options to choose from, there is literally no excuse. If your style is edgy, or boho, or classic, or sexy, or whatever else there is, there are earrings FOR YOU, boo!

Earrings are such a great way to add some spice to your outfit! Necklaces are great and all, but earrings pack a little more punch, in my opinion. You can be wearing a black tank top, jeans, and flip flops, then adding a colorful statement earring completely changes the look.

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I’m not big into designer things, mainly because I can’t afford them but that’s beside the point… ha! I’ve always had the mindset about designer clothes and shoes that if I DID buy them, I’d be too worried about ruining them to actually USE them. You know what I mean? How shitty would it be to be wearing a nice pair of Louboutin shoes and they get spilled on or scuffed? I’d be SO sad to have spent a bunch of money and then have it be ruined.

BUT over the years, the one designer splurge that I think it’s reasonable to invest into is a good handbag. A good bag can last you YEARS if you take care of it right. And on the flip side, a cheap bag can last only a few months- the handles start to tear, the fabric can start to chip or whatever- it’s happened to all of us, right?

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