How to: Pack Like a Pro

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I am leaving town tomorrow for the RewardStyle conference in Dallas (yay!), & although I am getting stoked, I am simultaneously ripping-my-hair-out due to my sky high stress levels. I am already exhausted from all this travelling.

I had three friends a.k.a. my fashion panel come over to help me put together each & everyone of my outfits to the last detail. Truth: I pack with the help of a complete Excel spreadsheets to help keep record of every event/date/weather/outfit. It’s sick, I know.

What I thought would be helpful having my friends opinions ended up being more of a comedy hour on my couch. I must admit, my friends are pretty effing funny.

Popular phrases of the night included: “woofta” “ouchhhh” & “dead“. Somehow between the one word witty responses & the laughing-so-hard-we-are-crying moments, I got each outfit perfectly folded on my living room floor.

Since I am so OCD/off the walls bat shit cray when it comes to getting ready for a trip, I figured I would share some of my pro tips w/ all of you jet setting babes. The way I do it, you would never know I am actually no-pro & not much of a traveler. The stress + my homebody ways + hating airplanes, it’s a surprise I ever been out of the city, let alone the state, let alone the country. OUCH!

xx, E

p.s. for your next vacay, you can grab my straight-jacket-worthy Google Docs spreadsheet packing list here.

Frends Layla Oil Slick Splendid Jersey Leggings Cleanwell Hand Sanitizing Wipes Cosmic Burst neck pillow Wildfox I need a nap sleep mask Tweezerman Gold Tweezers alba botanica sunscreen Reversible Vegan Leather Tote Mophie Juice Pack Fruit make-up bag

 

1 // Frends “Layla Slick” headphones.
2 // Splendid jersey leggings (the BEST).
3 // Cleanwell natural hand sanitizing wipes. The cheap Purell stuff is superrrr drying, this stuff- not even a lil’!
4 // Cosmic burst neck pillow.
5 // Wildfox ‘I need a nap’ sleep mask.
6 // Tweezerman Ultra Precision tweezers- these are too good, & gold!
7 // Natural & effective, Alba Botanica sunscreen.
8 // Reversible vegan oversized tote, in black & tan.
9 // Mophie iuice pack, the best money I’ve ever spent.
10 // A fruity make-up bag big enough for all your fave products.

 

 

Spring in Bloom

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Yea yea yea– I know I mentioned last week that I plan to step away from the floral prints that are flooding store racks everywhere, BUT it’s Spring… & w/ this perfect weather, I just can’t help but feeling a bit flowery.

Plus, this shirt isn’t in one of those in your face obnoxious rose prints of fifty different shades of pink- ick! The gingham + the daisies + the poofiness gives this sexy lil’ crop that vintage feel I am always love love lovin’.

Ya dig?? Happyyyy Earth Day to all you earthling babes, go hug a tree ;) <3. 

xx, E

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Get the Look::

+ Daisy crop top, similar style here & here.
+ Black maxi skirt w/ thigh slit found here.
+ Steve Madden Boundree’s in black pony hair found here.
+ Oversized cat-eye sunnies found here.
+ Black faux croc crossbody, similar found here.

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++ typical… selfie. ++

 

This & That

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++ Elvis (my #MCM) hanging on the fridge. DIY gold animal magnets found here. ++

Since moving into my new space, I have pretty much spent the last 6 months making it the perfect living space for me. I am finally feeling like I can stop shopping & actually start enjoying it…

…& thennnnn I walk outside and realized my poor neglected patio/ yard area is lookin’ a real hot mess. The decorating job never ends, & with summer around the corner, I’ve got to get this outside area looking chic- stat.

I really want one of those yards that my friends/family/boyfriends friends/doggy friends/whoever else loves to hang out in. Whether lounging & getting a tan, or BBQ-ing w/ some brews, it’s got to be on point. Sooo… if you guys find any great buys or outdoorsy DIY’s, send them my way!!! In the meantime, I will be brainstorming & pinning the day away.

xx, E

grilled corn, good eats, raglan public house, san diego, gluten free

++ If you’re in San Diego… you’ve GOT to try Raglan Public House. On the menu:: grilled corn w/ sriracha, a bomb gluten free burger w/ beetroot + a fried egg, sweet potato fries w/ goat cheese, & one of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve ever had. This place is killer! Trust. ++

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++ these vintage-inspired Cynthia Rowley fruit glasses are going to be perfect for all my Summer soirees. ++

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++ Every hour I flip my new hourglass & take a 5 minute break form the computer, it’s been a real lifesaver. Try it. ++

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++ This sea salt & crystal candle by DW home is seriously the best scent to ever exist. ++

Sundaze

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If I had to pick any day of the week to be my fave, it’d be Sunday. Easy.

Many people would pick Friday since it’s the end of week & party time, but I prefer to get to bed relatively early so I can make the most of the following day (a.k.a. ‘get shit done Saturday’s’). That said, the only day of the week I realllly get to relax is Sunday’s (a.k.a. ‘leisurely Sunday’s’).

Sundays are for no computers (which is why this post is gonna be a quickie), Bloody Mary brunches, messy top knots, afternoon naps, family, teatime, reading, blowing bubbles, &…

…my new Onepiece/ Sunday morning uniform. Seriously though, this onesie is my jam right about now. It’s lightweight, cozy, cute cute cute, & being rocked by celebs left & right (ahem- the Biebs & V.Hudgens).

I highly suggest you get one stat, it’s pretty much the icing on my Sunday cake. Yup.

xx, E

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Get the Look:: 
++ Onesie found here.
++ Shoes- similar found here.

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++ tea & the B. Sunday musts. ++

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++ Lovin’ this book! ++

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++ Blowin’ bubbles, my fave past time. ++

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