Meet Jasmin, Our First Contributor

Jasmin is a bi-costal fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer with a penchant for event planning and DIYs. You can usually catch her scouring the web for the latest trends or hunting the streets for her next favorite coffee shop. Jasmin has contributed to Lucky Magazine, Brit + Co, and Teen Vogue.
Current location: Los Angeles, CA

3 words to describe me: Quirky, go-getter, optimistic

3 words to describe my style: Laid-back, polished, seventies

I cannot leave the house without: My keys and cell phone (worst is when you leave both at the same time!)

On a typical Saturday night, you can usually find me: Binge watching Law & Order SVU and Friends reruns.

My biggest pet peeve is: Passive aggressive and fake people

I have a weakness for: Cute coffee shops. ($5 for a coffee? *Swipes debit card)

The food I crave most is: Dessert

My best stress reliever: A nap, hot yoga, or a run

My celebrity crush is: Josh Hartnett - aka Trip Fontaine

My hidden talent is: I know EVERY line from Titanic

I'm passionate about: Being kind to others

My style go-to is: A striped tee, high-waist jeans, suede booties, and a red lip

When I want to feel sexy I put on: Red lipstick

The most important lesson I've learned about love is: The most important person to love is yourself

Currently on my iPod: Louisa Wendorff

My weirdest phobia is: Choking when I'm home alone

First thing I do when I wake up: Check my phone for the time (and then go back to sleep)

My guilty pleasure is: Shopping...duh.

Something people have wrong about me: So many things, but that's okay.

In 5 years, I see myself: Being married to Josh Hartnett #InMyDreams

M-I-A-M-I

Good morning from Floridaaaaa! We decided to book a vacay to Miami on a whim last week, and we got here yesterday. We had booked our stay at Fountainbleau for the week, but there is a big music festival down here this weekend (which we had no idea about), and I guess Miami Beach gets a little cray-zay, so we decided to head somewhere a bit quieter with two kids. Needless to say, yesterday was quite the adventure - we were up at 3:30am to catch our flight, had to cancel our Fountainbleau reservation (which was surprisingly easy), and find another place to stay, but we made it! I'm seriously in Heaven...never want to leave! 
A little Miami mint manicure - color is CND "Mint Convertible." 

I've been living in this suit since we got here, and I'm kind of obsessed. It's definitely perfect for a post-baby body that's not quite bikini ready ;). I'll be sure to fill you in on our entire trip next week, but wanted to pop in and say hello! Hope you ladies are having a fab week! Revolve is having a major sale...be sure to check it out here




Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

Kicking off humpday with one of our favorite sales - the Nordstrom half yearly! I use sales as a time to stock up on accessories and basics (items I'll get a ton of use from) but if I find something fun or trendy I'll definitely throw it in the cart. Happy shopping!
This top and pants Brooke tried on (looks so cute together!) are both on sale. You can get so many different looks with these pieces since they are separates! Not too mention they look super comfy! Speaking of comfy...there is so much Zella on sale! Loving these leggings and this hoodie - definitely wouldn't mind going to the gym in those! I've heard great things about their sports bras, thinking about getting this one in coral! These pants are perfect for work, dinner, Sunday brunch. The soft pink and bow is so feminine! I tried this dress on and loved it except it didn't look right with my bump - definitely getting it for postpartum! These flats come in four colors and are only $42! I'll take the coral and tan please! A few more favorites are these crochet shorts, lace miniskirt, Nanette Lepore tunic, and these AG cigarette leg jeans.
blouse | mules (also come in black!) | poncho | bag

Thanks for stopping! xx


6 Easy + Delicious Recipes Using Shredded Chicken (from the Crock-Pot)

I'm always searching Pinterest for easy dinners - I like to cook, but I don't have hours to spend on intense gourmet recipes. I normally cook 4-5 nights/week, so having a few go-to recipes is key for me. I've had a few people ask me about cooking during the week, and what I make, so I wanted to share 6 of my favorite (and EASY) chicken recipes with you. One of my favorite kitchen appliances is my slow cooker. Seriously, it's amazing - you can throw meat in in the morning, and you've basically got a meal ready at night. Some people use their slow cooker for an entire meal, and this can definitely be done, but I prefer to use it only to cook my meat, then finish the rest of the meal on the stove or in the oven. It gives it less of that "stew" flavor that a slow cooker creates, if you know what I mean. I make all of these meals on the regular, and they take less than 30 minutes when I use chicken from my slow-cooker. Bonus - they taste amazing! Nothing better than an easy, crowd-pleasing meal! 

*When I cook chicken in the crock-pot, I add 3-4 chicken breasts (fresh is best, but frozen is fine as well), 2 cups of water and 2 bouillon cubes or chicken stock - whichever I have on hand, and cook on low for 7-8 hours. I then remove the chicken from the crock pot, drain off any liquid, and place chicken breasts in a large mixing bowl (they should be very tender and falling apart at this point). Lastly, I shred the chicken in the bowl using two forks, and add to the main dish (I have the rest of the meal done before adding the chicken, so it stays warm). 

1. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad
I use this recipe after cooking my chicken. 


2. Chicken Avocado Lime Soup 
Find this soup recipe here

3. Chicken Enchiladas
My all-time favorite (and major crowd please) recipe here

4. Kale & Quinoa Salad with Chicken
I use this recipe, and add chicken. 

5. Chicken Pad Thai
Seriously so delish! I follow this recipe (using my crock-pot chicken, not rotisserie). 

6. BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Perfect for summer nights, served with a side of potato chips, cole slaw, or baked beans! For this, I literally cook the chicken, and during the shredding process (scroll up to see my process), add BBQ sauce, and pile on a great bun. This is probably the easiest of all 6 recipes, and one of my top two most requested meals! 

photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6


Best of: Neutral Sandals

Happy Monday! I'm still in weekend mode and not ready to start a new week...why can't the weekends be longer?! My baby shower was this weekend so we had a fun, jam-packed weekend with mine and Kyle's family! Hopefully I will get the pictures uploaded this week! Anyway, I've been on a sandal buying spree lately, so I wanted to share some of my favorites.
I ordered these for my shower but I got them in the mail the day before and they were a size too small, ugh! They look super cute with skinny jeans, skirts, shorts dresses - definitely an all-around shoe that will get lots of wear this summer!
Brooke's Vince mules are currently on sale (save over $100!) and come in three colors...don't miss out on these, sizes are going fast! This Vince Camuto pair is similar and is also on sale!
I saw Chrissy Teigen wearing these and immediately fell in love. This is a minimalistic way add the fringe trend to your wardrobe and are super comfortable!
I tried these on at Nordstrom and haven't stopped thinking about them since. I think that means I need to buy them, right? They are super comfortable so they would definitely get lots of use!
  
These cuffed sandals are super chic and a little edgy. Love the two-tone suede and cuff around the ankle. I'm picturing wearing these with cut-off jean shorts and a over-sized vneck for a casual summer look!
Mint + spots are a big trend on sandals this summer (love these Loeffler Randall's too!) - this pair is budget friendly and have great reviews online!
Vince has THE best sandals...I seriously want every single pair! These have been on my wishlist for a while now. The color, heel, cutouts - it's all so perfect!
This pair is under $50 (woot woot!) - flats usually hurt my feet but I tried these on Nordstrom and they felt great! The material is soft and will stretch a little around the toe area. I ordered had to order them in my size but can't wait to start wearing them!
Can't resist a cute platform...these are super simple but add so much to an outfit!

Have a great day! xx


LA City Guide: How to Do Silver Lake Like a True Eastsider

When you think of Los Angeles, what comes to mind? Palm tree-lined streets, Rodeo Drive, and celebrity sightings for most people, but take a quick 15 minute drive East of La Brea and you’ll find the rich neighborhood of Silver Lake. Filled to the brim with vintage shops, low-key coffee spots, and picturesque views, it’s easy to see why this 2.75 square mile community has become a hub for creative types.  

Often referred to as the Williamsburg of Los Angeles, this trendy neighborhood has more than meets the eye. Yes, the Junction, Rowena Avenue, and Silver Lake Boulevard are all lined with enough boutiques, bars, and eateries to consume you for days, but it’s the striking personalities and quirky charm that keeps us coming back for more.

From afternoon pick-me-ups to a florist with more than just blooms; let’s fall in love with the Eastside, shall we?
New to the ‘hood, this coffee shop is already roaring with life— and it’s easy to see why. With ample street parking, reliable Wifi, and plenty of table space this spot is perfect for all those LA freelancers. Plus, their neon sign featuring the saying "Things will be fine” is total Instagram bait. We go for: The strong coffee (from Four Barrels) and delightful communal table conversations.

Gallery-white walls and rustic wooden fixtures make for the perfect backdrop to this intimate floral design shop. Carrying seasonal buds and a noteworthy selection of giftables like ceramics, jewelry, and scented candles (and a skip away from neighborhood favorite, Sqirl)— this neighborhood petal pusher has it all. We go for: San Francisco-native and owner, Heather Williams’ handcrafted and affordable floral arrangements.

There’s a reason this restaurant and bar has been around for over a decade. From it’s next-level outdoor dining space anchored by a majestic tree to their scrumptious brunch menu, this place will give you serious wanderlust vibes. We go for: The delectable (and Instagram-worthy) eggs Benedict and blood orange mimosas.

If a taste of NYC is what you crave, look no further than this gem tucked away on Silver Lake’s less famous avenue, Rowena. Filled with unique wares from talented indie designers and mouth-watering cafe eats, this is one boutique you can peruse for hours on end. We go for: Coffee dates and a little splurging, all in one.

If you find yourself needing a break from the city’s daunting traffic, head down to Silver Lake Boulevard, past Lawson-Fenning and LAMILL you’ll find a two-mile stroll with awe-inspiring views of the Silver Lake Hills. Pack a picnic and lounge with friends in ‘The Meadow’, a grassy knoll overlooking the glistening water, or throw on your running shoes and take in the stunning Richard Neutra houses as you jog away with your furry pal. We go for: A break from city life.

Are there any places in Los Angeles that you want to see? Do you have a favorite local haunt? Tell us in the comments!


Steals & Deals

I love the Vince d'Orsay flats - they're so versatile and can be worn year round. This perforated pair (black only, but how cute is the white?!) is currently 30% off!

Off the shoulder is one of my favorite looks for spring - so girly and effortless. This top just got restocked and is only $79!

OMG - I lovvvve these Tory Burch wedges! That design is beyond cool and they're 30% off...these are going in the shopping bag!

This is one of my favorite rompers and it's only $84. I would wear this for a girls night out or pack it along for a vacation!


If you're still looking for a LWD for summer, I found the perfect one for you! This tank dress can be dressed up or wear it casual with some gladiator flats.

I'm loving duster jackets lately. This Free People one is super cool and on sale!

How great is this tote (and the price tag!) - It's looks way more expensive then $28.

I love my pair of Paige 'Verdugo' skinny jeans - the fit is so flattering and they don't stretch out throughout the day. This printed pair is only $132 - such a steal! 

I'm a sucker for sandals. These are on sale for $47 and look comfy!

These espadrilles are on sale for $60 and come in 3 colors. All the reviews say they're SO comfortable. Might have to snag them in the snakeskin! 

Madewell marked down a ton of items! This embroidered tee is on sale for $40! 

Can't go wrong with a lace shift dress. This is only $58 and it comes in four colors!

Designer sale alert! This Elizabeth and James skirt is SO hot and is currently 30% off. I am L-O-V-I-N-G that orange!

Stock up on Havaianas while they're being price matched at Nordstrom! 

 xo 


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