Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Dose of To-Do's (Summer Edition)...

Summer To-Do List 2013

Run Rock N' Roll San Diego
I've mentioned this a few times now but it's finnnnally here! This Friday I'll be headed to San Diego with two of my girlfriends to run my first half marathon! I'm so excited. The nerves haven't really kicked in yet..I'm sure Sunday morning will be a different story. But I'm actually feeling quite confident and well prepared. Wish me luck. I'll be posting a recap sometime next week and of course, Instagramming like crazy! :)

Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Last summer my list included wakeboarding (which I finally conquered!) and this year I want to attempt SUP. I've heard it's so much fun and a great workout! 

Attend a summer concert..or two.
 Concerts are always on my to-do list come summertime. Next week I'll be seeing the amazingly talented Mumford and Sons. Can't wait! 

Attempt some healthy summer dishes
With all this running I've definitely noticed some positive changes when it comes to my body. Now if only I could get my diet on the right track! So I want to make an effort to cook more healthy dishes and this summer salad looks too de-lish to pass up! But let's face it, I'm never giving up my love for Mexican food! :)

Escape the heat
When the temps are over 100 here summer can really seem to drag on and on!  So I'll be looking forward to hitting the road, hopefully to the nearest beach or mountain! I guess I'll actually be checking two items off my list this weekend!

 Now what about you guys? 
Do you run? Any races coming up?
Have you ever tried stand up paddle boarding?
Any fun concerts on your calendar?
Do you have any summer recipes you wanna share?
Vacation plans?
Do share! I'd love to hear it!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Would You? Wednesday...

Hello ladies! I hope everyone is having an awesome week so far. Hopefully it's a short one considering the holiday! Mine will be really short since I'll be leaving for San Diego on Friday! Yay! Can't wait! More on that later though. So, today's WYW trend up for discussion is the glorified "fanny pack". Or as they're calling them now, the "belt bag". :) I've seen a few stylish bloggers rocking this accessory and I imagine it would be great for traveling or sightseeing in some fabulous European destination! However, I really don't see myself ever wearing this on any typical day. What about you? Have you spotted this trend around your town yet? And more importantly, would you?


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Would You? Wednesday...

After a lil break last week, WYW is back! Let's call this one WYW Summer Edition! Today's topic is swimwear, specifically, the high-waisted variety. I seriously love this trend on every gal I see. It can be very flattering actually! As for what the male counterparts might think of it...well, who cares really! Because we all know bloggers don't dress for guys! ;) So I say if you're still on the fence about this look, just give it go! I think you might actually end up feeling very Marilyn-esque. Because it's like they say, less is more. So, would you?

Some cute options I've got my eye on:

Topshop $20
Asos (tons of prints/colors to choose from!) $27.15
Asos $67.88
UO $68
Mara Hoffman (on sale!) $77
Asos $127

Hope you're all having a fantastic week!

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Dose of #ABC13...

Finally a recap of the Arizona Blogger Conference 2013! So.Much.Fun! Our hosts, The Phoenix Style Collective, did such an awesome job! The event was held at The Hotel Palomar in Downtown Phoenix. I wish I had some photos of the space but I loved the contemporary, swanky decor! The night started off with some food, drinks, a bit of mingling and some fun pop-up shops! But before I get ahead of myself, the outfit! 

 What I wore, Dress: LuLu*s Shoes: Zara

 At check in we received an adorable sparkly tote from Hello Apparel filled with tons of fun swag! 

Then of course, there was some photo booth fun to be had!
After all this funny business we had the opportunity to hear from some really inspiring bloggers! Jessie of Style and Pepper, Danielle of Sometimes Sweet, Sarah of Emma Magazine, Sara from Frances Vintage (If you're in PHX, Frances is a must visit!), and Summer of The Girls with Glasses. 

Overall, my favorite part of the night was just getting to meet other local bloggers. It's just so cool to be able to chat with all these talented, sweet girls in real life! And I gotta say, the best business card award goes the The Chic Spy. Girl had an iPhone case to match her cards, so cute!

To cap off the night, Marci and I enjoyed some champs at the hotel's rooftop bar! I can't wait till next year and I hope I get a chance to hang out with some of my new blogging friends soon! 

For even more photos, be sure to check out Marci's recap here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Would You? Wednesday...


Yesterday I was browsing Cup of Jo and came across these adorable Swedish Hasbeens. I was thinking they really do make for the perfect summer shoe. I just think clogs are a timeless look..a la Jane Birkin! I envision them paired with a midi length sundress or some wide leg denim and white tee. I actually remember having a pair in elementary school (anyone remember Dr. Scholls!?) and I'm pretty sure my mother probably had several pairs at one point.  So, note to self: save a pair for my future daughter! :) What do you ladies think? Would you?