Monday, December 10, 2018

Lazy Mornings On The Lake

On Sydne: Top Soma Intimates Garland Stripe Pj's in Pink, Bottoms: Soma Intimates, Eye Mask: Soma Intimates (similar options) | On Me: Soma Intimates Elegant Lace PJ Top in Black, Bottoms: Soma Intimates, Eye mask: Soma Intimates (Sold out but also loving this option)
Photos by: Danny Fung
In Collaboration with Soma Intimates

My favorite thing about this time of year is the amount of time that we get to spend snuggling inside the house by the fireplace in pajamas! Sometimes, I feel like I live a double life, I love to twirl in a dramatic ballgowns but on the weekend, you can't convince me that PJ's aren't appropriate for wearing all day! Especially when you're in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead with a girlfriend in a cozy A-Frame cabin. The only thing that could make a PJ party in December even more fun and festive is fresh baked cookies! Our whole cabin smelled like chocolate chip yumminess and thankfully, our Soma Intimates PJ's offered a much-needed elastic waist band. Sydne and I had cookies for breakfast and we didn't feel the slightest bit guilty about it! 'Tis the season!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Xoxo -E

Friday, November 30, 2018

Committed With Simon G.

Dress: Khosla Jani, Jewelry: Simon G. Necklace: Simon G. Item # LP4274, Tennis Bracelet: Simon G. #LB2224, Earrings: Simon G. #LE4422, Big Ring: Simon G. # 457NR, Small Ring: Simon G. # LR1180, Bangle: Simon G. # MB1449
Photos: JVillaPhoto
In Collaboration with Simon G. Jewelry

Like most young girls, I remember daydreaming about being a princess and getting whisked away by a handsome prince on a white horse. The prince would sweep me off my feet, and take me away to a castle on a hill and we would live there and he would provide for us while I raised our children. I’d like to say that not much has changed about that thought process, but as a millennial in 2018, those archaic ideas have long since passed. Sure I love any occasion to take a beautiful ballgown and 
fancy jewelry out for a twirl, but that's about all that me and Cinderella have in common anymore. My whole life I was taught to "marry well" as if I wouldn't be able to get by if I didn't have a man to support me. I don't blame my mother for teaching me this, it's how she was raised along with most of the other women from her generation, but I love the idea of being able to provide for myself as a woman. My husband supports all of my goals and dreams, and getting married was one of the happiest days of my life, but that doesn’t mean that I want to be locked away in a castle. I am grateful to have such a wonderful man in my life, but I also know that I am capable and independent and fearless. I want to chase all of my dreams so that one day when I'm old and grey, I can say that I made a name for myself, even if it's a small name. I know that I didn’t stand behind a man in the shadows, too fearful of failure to work towards my own professional goals. I woke up, dressed up, showed up and paved my own way in the world. I hope to one day raise children and to teach them the same message, especially young girls. I think that we can teach the younger generation that they can do anything that they set their minds to. There’s nothing that is out of reach if you work hard and persevere. You can achieve all of your goals on your own and in a ballgown and sparkly Simon G. jewelry 
no less. Your night in shining armor can pour you a glass of wine while you do it. 

I’m committed to being the best version of myself everyday and to teaching future business women that they can do anything that they set their minds too. I’m #CommittedwithSimonG.

Thank you so much for reading. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section!
Xoxo -E

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lake Arrowhead Travel Diary

Outfit 1: Sweater: Bella Dahl (similar here and here), Pants: J Crew (similar), Shoes: Prada, Outfit 2: Coat: White House Black Market (similar here and here), Sweater: Bella Dahl (similar here and here), Shoes: Mou Boots, Outfit 3: Coat: J Crew (similar here and here), Sunglasses: Prada via Sunglasses Hut, Outfit 4: Top: Asos (similar here and here
Photos by: Danny Fung
Visit Sydne and Shalice

Over the river and through the woods, or in this case, up the mountain and to the lake! When the season starts to change, I always head off in search of fall. Last winter, I went to Big Bear, so this time it seemed like a good idea to check out the other side of the mountain. 

Lake Arrowhead is full of small town charm, cozy cottages and picturesque views of the lake, so there was no shortage of Instagrammable content for Sydne and I. But, I have to admit, my favorite part of our getaway was snuggling up inside our cozy A-Frame cabin that our sweet friend, Shalice Noel, let us rent from her. It had all of the charm of a rustic cabin with luxury updates, like marble countertops and high-end decor. We spent our mornings sipping coffee on the beautiful patio that overlooked the stunning pine trees, and spoiled ourselves with an at-home spa day, complete with Aquis Deep conditioning treatments and fresh manicures. I always love to have my Aquis hair turban on hand when I travel since it dries my hair in half the time, eliminates frizz and doesn't cause damage that regular towels can. And I don’t know about you, but my hair definitely needs the extra love in the winter months and it's so convenient that I can pickup my fave Aquis products at Sephora Century City.

When we set out to explore Lake Arrowhead Village, Sydne and I were beyond excited to pull out our favorite fall and winter trends. In LA the temperature rarely drops below 70 degrees, so the opportunity to style out our cozy Mou boots was met with excitement. Naturally, we kept the Apr├Ęs Ski vibe in mind, after all, when in Rome. We strolled around the village and stumbled upon charming restaurants and boutiques that were covered in sparkly Christmas lights, before following the meandering roads back to our little A-Frame for (zero carb!) Kettle One cocktails, cheese and a perfect view of the fireplace. 

If you live in LA and are in search of a peaceful place unwind and get a taste of fall/winter, I highly recommend a trip to Lake Arrowhead. I promise that a day of canoeing on a quiet lake and a night spent gazing at the stars, sans city lights, is just what the doctor prescribed. A much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just bring a girlfriend and some cozy outfits and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. 

Thanks so much for visiting me! 
Xoxo -E

Friday, November 23, 2018

Hey Bright Eyes

Robe: Macy's, Eye Cream: Olay

When it comes to my beauty routine, I'm always searching for products that will make my skin look smooth, supple and refreshed, but one area that is often overlooked are my dark circles. I often get dark under eye circles from lack of sleep or being dehydrated, but they are also something that I'm prone to because of my genetics. My mom has always suffered from dark circles and under eye bags, so lately, I realized that it's time to get proactive. Sure, you can layer on gobs and gobs of concealer and under eye brightener, but the problem should be treated from within. So when I heard about Olay's new Brightening Eye Cream, I initially thought it was too good to be true, but after incorporating it into my nightly routine for the past three weeks I realized that it's the perfect solution to my dark circle dilemma. By week one I saw subtle differences in the appearance of my skin but after two weeks my dark circles were gone! The best part? I started this challenge right before heading off on a 22 day around the world trip where we were dealing with long flights, early wake ups, and very little sleep, but Olay's Brightening Eye Cream still worked its magic and I looked relaxed and refreshed even when I wasn't.  Also, Olay's Brightening Eye cream didn't just get rid of my dark circles, it hydrated my skin and made the fine lines under my eyes less noticeable. It's now obviously my go-to but not just for travel, for everyday! A product this good will be in my nighttime routine for years to come. Olay’s Brightening Eye Cream is available here at CVS.  

Do you love Olay's products as much as I do? I would love to hear your favorites!

Thanks for stopping by! 

This content is sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Fall Pastels

In Collaboration with Zappos

Jacket: Blank NYC via Zappos, Sweater: Forever 21 (old), Jeans: Blank NYC via Zappos, Shoes: Gianvitto Rossi, Bag: Gedebe
Photos by:
J Villa Photo

When I think of fall's color palette I immediately picture burgundy sweaters, plaid button-downs and olive booties. But what if you want to stand out from the crowd? What if you're sick of bunt orange and earth tones? Well naturally, you'd reach for the exact opposite, pastels! I always love a pretty pastel moment and when I was shopping for unexpected fall outerwear this Blank NYC jacket was screaming my name! It's pink, plush and oh-so-perfect for when the temperature dips. I paired it with a matching sweater and distressed denim. Speaking of denim, Blank NYC's denim has always been a go-to of mine (remember this pair?)! Their jeans fit like a glove and the distressed styles are always perfectly executed. Picking up my favorite fall trends is a breeze on They always ship everything fast and I know that they'll take my returns with no hassles if something doesn't workout. These pieces are sure to be on heavy rotation throughout the long Thanksgiving weekend.

I hope you're having a great Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!
Xoxo -E