Thursday, November 30, 2017

Blushing in Big Bear

Sweater: Nordstrom: Dress (worn as skirt): Lulu's (similar), Jacket: Lucy Paris (similar), Earrings: Bauble Bar, Bag: YSL, Shoes: Just Fab
Photos by: Danny Fung
I stumbled upon these photos from my trip to Big Bear last fall and they made my heart so happy. Maybe I'm partial to sunsets, but the head-to-toe pink outfit didn't hurt either. As much as I am a city girl, I often find myself reminiscing about days spent at our remote log cabin in the San Bernardino National Forest. It just makes me realize how much I love to get out of the city and to explore places that are more peaceful and serene. No sirens, no traffic jams, no billboards. Just the lake, the nature and cute cabins in the woods. I'm currently (mentally) planning a winter trip to somewhere covered in snow. I would love to hear your recommendations! 

As always, thank you for taking the time to read my blog! 
Xoxo -E

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Weekend Tailgating

Top: Who What Wear x Target, Jeans: Target (similar), Coat: Ellen Tracy (similar), Scarf: Kohl's (similar here and here), Shoes: Zappos (similar),
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva

Whether I'd like to admit it or not, a long Thanksgiving weekend, wouldn't be the same without a little football. My fiancĂ© is a huge fan so I (unfortunately) sometimes have to take one for the team. As much as I love to pass on watching football on TV, I always love to go to the stadium to see the games in real life. While I don't understand much of what's going on, I still love to hear the energy of the fans, dress up in my rams gear and to order hot dogs and beer. Of course a little tailgating before the big game always adds to the experience. We arrived early to have some appetizers and bubbly. No tailgating party would be complete without fun music so I brought my BOSE Sound Link Micro Bluetooth speaker along to play all of our favorite hits. This speaker is small but the sound is powerful. It's also rugged, easy to use and waterproof, making it a must have for any fun fall adventures you're heading on. 

Are you a football fan? Do you love tailgating picnics as much as I do? 

I hope you had a great long weekend! Thanks for visiting.
Xoxo -E

Monday, November 27, 2017

Polished Parisian Stripes

Dress: Topshop (here and here), Hat: Nordstrom (similar), Shoes: Alice & Olivia, Bag: Salar Milano
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva

Nothing brings me closer to Paris the way stripes and berets do. I'm a sucker for travel, but sometimes when I'm home I tend to get a little nostalgic for Europe, so I like to incorporate some euro fashion into my everyday looks. Wearing black and white stripes is a classic and timeless fashion statement, I highly doubt they'll ever go out of style. I love this dress because it's polished yet comfortable, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Red is a bold color so my little beret added the perfect touch. 

How do you like to style stripes? I'd love to know!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Xoxo - E

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sleek & Chic Denim

Jeans: Frame Denim (similar), Sweater: Forever 21 (similar), Scarf: Charlotte Russe (here or here), Bag: Shop Flynn, Shoes: J Crew, Jacket: (similar)
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

As much as I love skirts and dresses. Sometimes it's so nice and easy to slip into a comfortable pair of jeans.  I love wearing denim when I’m out running errands or even to grab lunch with my girlfriends. These grey jeans are one of my favorite pairs they have a subtle distressed look and the length is the perfect ankle crop for my (petite 5 ft. 4in frame). Usually when I have something to do last minute, I like to slap these on and go on with my day. If you pair them with a cute top, a blazer and heels, you'll look as if you spent hours working on your outfit (don't worry, your secret's safe with me!). Great denim is something that every girl should have in their closet, don't be afraid to try different colors or even prints! Possibilities are endless.

How do you style your favorite jeans?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Polished For Party Season

In Collaboration With Essie
Dress worn as Top: Stello Couture, Skirt: Elliat, Earrings: Forever 21, Shoes: Love Culture, Clutch: Yaya's Boutique, Nail Polish: Essie wearing 'Ring In The Bling'
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva

What's the perfect potion for a girl to feel chic and polished during the holidays? It's most definitely freshly painted nails! Essie has been one of my all-time favorite nail polish brands for as long as I can remember. Aside from the fact that they have an endless array of gorgeous colors, they also have a long-lasting, chip-free solution that keeps my mani looking fresh wayyy longer. Their new winter collection features colors that are holiday party perfect! Whether you need the perfect purple shade for thanksgiving with the fam, a sassy red for your holiday office party, a classic nude for christmas shopping, or a trendy shade of blue to ring in the new year! These six colors are great for any special event you might be attending this season and they're sure to have you feeling extra glamorous. My favorite color from this collection was definitely 'Ring in the Bling!' It's a beautiful shade of ruby red with an elegant golden shimmer -- the perfect color for fiancĂ© and I's annual christmas party! 

Do you love to make your nails match your outfit as much as I do? Which shade is your favorite!?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

#EkeeneTravels: Jockey x South Seas Island Resort

Look 1: Dress: Nordstrom (similar), Scarf: J Crew, Hat: Free People (similar), Bag: Cult Gaia (similar), Shoes: Trina Turk (similar), Look 2: Top: A'gaci Store, Skirt: Melange Mode, Shoes: LK Bennett (similar), Look 3: Dress: Storets (similar here and here), Shoes: , Bag: , Look 4: Top: J Crew, Skirt: J Crew, Hat: Free People (similar), Shoes: Zara, Earrings: J Crew, Bag: Trina Turk
JockeyYoga Outfit 1: Shirt, Leggings, Sports Bra, JockeyⓇ PJ's: Top, Sweatpants, JockeyⓇ Tennis Outfit: Top, Pants
Photos By: Danny Fung
In Collaboration with Jockey and South Seas Island Resort

Sunshine, water sports, slumber parties, and lots of time to lounge on the beach with girlfriends makes for the perfect fall weekend getaway! And that's just what my trip to South Seas Island Resort with JockeyⓇ delivered. A few weeks ago, some of my favorite blogger babes and I grabbed a flight to the dreamy, sun soaked, island of Captiva, Florida.

When it comes to traveling, I often look for a destination that offers lots of fun activities without having to drive long distances to enjoy them. South Seas fit the bill perfectly. Upon check-in, we were given our own personal golf carts which made getting around the island a breeze. We spent the morning playing tennis in chic JockeyⓇ workout gear. I appreciated the extra support my top gave me, which helped me focus on my workout and not a possible "wardrobe malfunction." I also loved the feminine pattern on it. I mean, why not inject a bit of personal style into your workout clothes too? My JockeyⓇ capris were also great. I really liked the open side slits and the wicking material, which helped keep me cool despite the scorching hot temperatures.

We spent our afternoons lounging on the poolside and zipping across the ocean on jet skis. Our nights consisted of listening to the pitter patter of rainfall at a girls-night-in slumber party. Our JockeyⓇ PJ's kept us stylish and cozy - perfect for a pillow fight!

This trip reminded me why I can always count on JockeyⓇ. They're an iconic, all-American brand that offers premium clothing at a great price. If you're looking for activewear, PJ's or athleisure, Jockey's got your back!

Thanks so much for reading!