Thursday, January 22, 2015

Out Of This World Active Wear

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you should be in the know that active wear inspired clothing is so in! I do admit that when this trend came out last Spring I was hesitant...but look at me now, I'm a huge sucker for it! Elevated jogger pants, elastic waistlines, varsity jackets, baseball caps and workout shoes just to name a few hot items from this trend. 

What I love most about this Active Wear movement is that you don't have to actually have to workout to wear it although I should start. Did you know it's only a week till February? Where does the time go? We'll no time to waist here! Take a look at some of my top items on my list, links included if you're loving them too!

Silk drapey Jogger Pant from WHBM I want them!

Tropicana Leggings Trina Turk makes me wanna go to Brazil or to the coffee shop, whatever happens first! 

Evie Leggings Anthropologie such a cute outfit for running errands lol. Did you catch get my joke? 

Blush sweatpants Kings Of Cole I could just sleep in these? Right? NO need to workout! 

Logo Baseball Cap GAP

There you have it, it's a start to either dressing up to workout or just getting a coffee and a target run! You be the decider of your destiny. 

Check back as may be adding more to this list of active wear!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


A rooftop  view of the Anaheim Packing House & the Santa Ana mountains in the distance. 
    On my day off I tend to do anything that involves not staying home and sitting on the couch! There are cafes to try, places to be seen and cities to be explored So when I get a random day during the week by myself I do exactly that, EXPLORE!

  This week I spent both of my days off pretending to be a resident of Downtown Anaheim. I always rant & rave about it and most people don'y have a clue what I'm referring if you're one of those people welcome to my blog I hope you love it :) You can find yourself parking the car and having a mini day trip on the Center Street Promenade and here are a few of the places I visited this last week.

Although I didnt stop in this particular visit I have gone to Healthy Junk which is anything but. Its actually a very healthy place to eat that offers a vegetarian/vegan  menu I believe. 

Here is a view of the promenade, lots of benches and palm trees line the streets. Great for walking :) 

Of course I had to make a pit stop at Gypsy Den! Love their Vegan Chili and Chai Tea Latte is to die for! And no the Vegan Chili doesn't taste weird or anything. Its surprising quite tasty, try it out sometime. 

Here is an outside view of Gypsy Den. It's quite charming and great for people watching...I know I've done my fair share of it. LOL

Here's Loki after he dumped his water all over the place...silly pup! 

Here is my server Alyse who loved Loki as much as he loved her! So cute!

After my little snack with Loki at Gypsy Den we took a stroll down the walkway towards the new Goodwill Boutique called RARE! Have you heard of it? It's a super curated Urban Outfitters inspired thrift store! Must check it out! 

Did you know that you can learn how to trapeze in Downtown Anaheim? Well apparently you can and it looks pretty fun! If you're interested here's the # to call 1-877-9-SWING 

After walking by the trapeze place I was coming up on RARE! Here's a few pics of the place below. 
Tell me this doesnt look like Urban Outfitters! The only exception is it isn't $50 for a tank top...

Here is the main womens section that has all kinds of goodies and there is a rotating weekly deal like 25% off skirts etc. 

Can I just say that I want this table and set of chairs? Of course I would reupholster it some psychedelic colored fabric. DUH

After stopping at RARE I walked on back to the Center Street Promenade to check out some other stores. There's quite a few I've frequented and some that I finally got a chance to go into and chat with. 

Some super cool birdhouse action going on at the Ice Skating Rink! Did you know you can do that here? 

I stopped by LOOK this cute boutique that has just charming things for sale and fun jewelry. I remember one time I went in here and went on a rant about something with one of the girls who was working there. Don't worry I just can tell if I have a good connection with people right away and we clicked. Don't you love when you can to a store and there is a person working there that's honestly cool? 
This is the inside of LOOK! I bought one of the candles on the left of the table...makes our bedroom smell amaze. 

After leaving LOOK I walked into the store right after called HOME ECONOMICS! It's really cool in there. They house ECO friendly, local and American made products and anything that isn't made in America is part of a charitable company. I was there for a bit talking about dog training tips for Loki and ended up finding a beautiful set of Quatrifoil fav. 

Here is one of HOME ECONOMICS shopkeepers fav products they carry. The MAN CAN, a unique spin on soup cans, male inspired more about it here

The really cute kids section inside HOME ECONOMICS! 

Need some greeting cards, books or inspiring wall decor? Look no further! 
 After a few hours of walking through the Center street Promenade it was time for some coffee from INK & BEAN!  This place has my heart in love with their iced coffee both Nitrogen brew and whatever the other one was lol...It's strong and smooth with really moody decor and a chill place to immerse yourself into whatever it is you do. 

Shameless selfie..because I can. 

The entrance to INK & BEAN. 

The inside view of INK & BEAN. Can you see the floating books? Very creative. 

Outside the window is just the cutest patio with an Airstream camper!
 Well there you have it, my walking tour of Center Street Promenade! Hope you enjoyed, and if you have any questions let me know! And if you see me there say hi! 

Since you made it to the end of my post, here's a special insider on whats going on at the Center Street Promenade this week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


     It's been a favorite pastime for years, thanks to my get up and go Mother. As a teen and young adult until now I have always loved going to the beach and it's conveniently located 25 mins away from me most of my life living in So-Cal. Yes I love the rush of the cold salty ocean water, but I think I might love even more the small towns that are lined up along PCH throughout California. I don't really have a favorite beach to go to but I'm going to talk about a store in Crystal Cove situated between Corona Del Mar & Laguna Beach. 

     If you drive from Newport beach south on PCH you'll find yourself on a narrow road filled with car and tourists walking through the streets looking for shelter from the hot sun. If you keep going past the Shake Shack on the right (which is great btw) you'll come across the Crystal Cove Promenade. Go inside park the car and walk on into Juxtaposition Home! You wont be disappointed my friends. This store is the best place to find furniture, lighting, decor, textiles, pillows, bedding, clothing & accessories! 

Here are a few pics I snapped from my recent visit to 

Monday, January 12, 2015


What is it exactly about a romper or jumpsuit that exudes Summer cool girl vibes?

 I love that its not just another pair of jean cut off shorts that every other damn person on INSTA was sporting last summer (thanks to Ascot&Hart). I don't wear size I DON'T EAT so I don't really look all that great in short shorts. So what do I do to keep cool and eclectic looking? 

Wear a romper or a jumpsuit of course! 

I think all that I'll be seen in (on my days off) all Spring and Summer! In no particular order I have a few of my favs that I saw online. If you like them too go ahead and click on the direct link. 


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The mirror is the best part of this and secondly it's super cozy looking! 

It seems that  no matter what I do I'm always attracted to the same interiors. I cant help but love fuchsia, gold, mirrors, eclectic collections, Persian rugs, and foliage all against a white background! I started collecting photos of some of my favorite spaces and noticed so many similarities its crazy. 

Everything about this space makes me feel like a kid again because when I was little I had a walk in closet as a bedroom and it was intimately kitschy. So this is like the spot on adult version !

This bedroom puts me at ease just looking at it. You knwo why? It reminds me so much of my Grandmothers bedroom in Florida! I instantly feel comfortable and relaxed just looking at the familiar setting. Bright and airy with greenery. 

The ultimate hangout tree house vibes are coming from this loft! I would totally chill out to Thievery Corporation and have a cold beer and guac in the space! 

I could walk up to this entry everyday and be sad leaving it every morning. Feels very light and not fussy whatsoever. LOVE! 

I could see cozying up in this corner and watching a movie or a marathon of Melrose Place (the original) lol! Love the Persian rug and pillows!

I have a white sofa and just need to find these pillows and a place like this and I would be in heaven! Do you see the little door under the stairs?? CUTE!

This is like just how I would have my entry because I love mermaids. Maybe I would decorate my backyard like this?
Very Mediterranean.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Another year gone but so much wisdom and blessings gained! 

If you know me well you know of my personal struggles I had faced and how far I have come. Its safe to say that persistence and hard work will get you places in life, as well as some tough love. Sometimes you have to take a step even if you cant see the stairs and just trust your gut feelings that it's happening for a reason. 

The best way to turn your dreams into reality is by writing a life list, like the one above! I created this list a while back and I have accomplished many of the tasks at hand. Whatever I didn't get to do I'm going to reassess and decide if I want it in my life and if so I'm adding it to my 2015 life list! By doing this I think I was able to look back at how many great blessings (in disguise) I was given!

Here is a photographic Memory book of my awesome year 2014 POR VIDA! What a crazy year of challenges & first times and big decisions!Everything happens for a reason and I'm so thankful for God and my guardian angels for leading my path to destiny!