A Birthday in Wine Country

Well, the time has come… I’m officially a quarter-century old! I turned the big 2-5 on Monday and I feel it’s going to be my best year yet! To celebrate, my closest friends treated me to a day of wine tasting in Sonoma County. If you live in Northern California then you’ll know that our weather has been WACKY! One day it’s raining and the next it’s sunny and 75. So luckily, we dodged the April showers and had a beautiful day out and about. The first stop on the tour was Trione Winery, which just happened to be my wedding venue! I haven’t been there since I got married so it was bittersweet to see where I spent the happiest day of my life again. I wasn’t able to celebrate with my hunny, but I was able to relive some memories with my bridesmaids aka best friends. I got a few comments about my outfit, so I thought I would share some of our outfit info here on the blog! I also wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to my best friends for absolutely spoiling me on my birthday. I’m grateful to have such a close-knit group of […]

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Best Bucket Bag for Spring

Spring has sprung! Hey, everyone! Sorry for being MIA from the blog… I’ve had quite the winter! I have a really, really bad immune system so I’m constantly sick and feeling run down. Recently, I’ve gotten bronchitis and have been on the mend. Now, it’s allergy season in California. So, that’s great. ANYWAYS I’m here to shed some light on this easy spring outfit with a POP of red color. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved red and stripes together. There’s something classy and chic about it that I think is visually appealing. I think for some reason it reminds me of Paris. The Parisians are so effortlessly chic, I’m just drawn to them. Today I’m sharing this amazing bucket bag that my friends over at The Bag Minimalist sent me. I’ve had this bag for quite some time, but felt it was fitting to bust it out in true spring fashion. I’ve been waiting for the right time to style this bag, and this is just my first take at it. This bag can carry you all throughout the year! The deep, cranberry/pomegranate color is the perfect shade that isn’t too “red” or too “deep.” It’s essential for […]

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Transitional Spring Outfit Under $100!

Hey friends! Happy Saturday! This is a post I’m SO excited to share with you. In Northern California, we’re getting into temperatures 70s and up! No rain in sight… which makes me really sad because I LOVE the rain and cloudy weather. BUT. Looking on the bright side (hehe, get it?), I love spending time outside and not having my hair frizz as soon as I step outside. This beautiful Saturday morning, Matt and I visited City Garden Doughnut shop, a fairly new establishment to Santa Rosa. I’ve heard people gushing over their doughnuts, so we decided to give it a try, and boy… DANGER!!! These doughnuts are SO good, I wanted all of them! But I did stop myself at 1 doughnut and a nitro-brewed coffee. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend this place!! Look them up here. Okay, now on to the fashion-side of this post. I picked up this entire outfit (minus the bag) at Target the other day and let me tell you… I’m in LOVE with it! The entire ensemble (down to the socks) was under $100!!! The jeans were on clearance for $14, and I think you can never have too many black […]

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A Sunday Well Spent…

Have you guys ever heard that saying? “A Sunday well spent brings a week’s worth of content?” I couldn’t agree more! I spent this Sunday taking my beautiful best friend’s engagement photos. They’re currently uploading, but SOOC (straight out of camera) they look breathtaking! I can’t wait to share them with you all! AND I can’t wait for her WEDDING!! AHHH. ANYWHO- this outfit brings me total content. I bought this loose-neck charcoal sweater from a local boutique, Bow n Arrow recently and I’ve been wearing it every day since! It’s so comfy-cozy-chic, and the best part? You can wear it dressy or casual. I wore it out just like this with a bralette and booties. Today, I was going for a more casual look so I dressed it down with my hair in a messy bun, leggings, and knee-high boots. I love how you can make this sweater sexy for date night or cute and cozy for a day out running errands… Plus, it was under $40! Score! Head on over to Bow n Arrow boutique in Cotati or San Rafael to snag one up! I hope you guys are having a great Sunday, and have an even more […]

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Stylish Work-Wear | Boyfriend Blazer

If you read my first blog post, you’d know that I love a good blazer- and keep really good care of one. I’ve never met a blazer I didn’t like. Well, this blazer has been my favorite go-to power jacket for work and play. I bought this at Target a few months ago when it was 500 degrees outside, and now that the weather is getting cooler here in California, it’s now the perfect temperament to wear this bad boy (girl?). It’s technically considered a boyfriend blazer, but I don’t get into the nitty-gritty details. All I really want you to know about this jacket is that it’s cute, versatile, and so super stylish. One of the things I love most about this jacket is that it’s long so you can layer it over leggings to cover your butt or have a more masculine-look by pairing it with a slouchy tee, boyfriend jeans, and sneakers. Today, I paired it with a black bouse (also Target), black skinny jeans, and… mules. More. Mules. Thanks, Target. Okay, so true story… I’m totally NOT comfortable in front of the camera. I’m usually the photographer, not the subject. So the fact that these photos came out the […]

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Simple-Edgy-Chic Style

2018 is here! And here I am, hiding under my hat! I have worn this hat almost every day since I bought it… last Thursday! LOL! I highly recommend you getting yourself one… it’s definitely worth $12.99! It was my first day back to work since the New Year and I was definitely feelin’ it this morning. So, I threw on something simple and comfy; my favorite jeans, flannel, and shoes. This is my go-to outfit when I’m wanting something easy but stylish. Plus, this entire outfit was under $100- so, score! Since 2018 started on a Monday, I thought this would make me more motivated to wipe the slate clean. Nope. What did I have for dinner? Chips and a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup! I hope I’m not the only one saying, “diet starts tomorrow…” ANYWAYS. I am starting my Ketogenic diet tomorrow (Wednesday), and I’m more motivated than ever! I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the keto diet and how I do it, so I was thinking about doing a Q & A blog post on my Keto lifestyle. Let me know in the comments section if you’re interested! Until then, I’m enjoying my last Sprite and bite of […]

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Saturday at the Ballet

The New Year is almost here! Is anyone else as excited as I am?! Before celebrating the new year, we had one more fun day trip planned… Matt surprised me with tickets to see the Nutcracker Ballet in San Francisco for Christmas! Can you believe I’ve never seen the Nutcracker Ballet?! I don’t dress “fancy” very often, so I was totally stressing about what to wear. I took my lunch break and went to Target and searched and searched, but couldn’t find anything. After work, I went back to Target determined to find something! And, alas, there she was. This beautiful velvet shift dress, just waiting there for me to pick her up. I didn’t even have to try it on before I knew I had found “the one.” 🙂 Since I’m 5’9″, I can barely wear heels without being as tall (or taller) than Matt, so I opted for some studded booties since I knew we’d be walking around the city some. Let me tell you, best. choice. ever. I picked up some black tights, threw on my black peacoat and put on some hot pink lipstick to add some color to my all-black ensemble. I love that this […]

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Saturday Shopping

Today Matt and I had a day of errand-running, so I threw on something comfy-cozy and headed out the door! I just bought this duster sweater from a local boutique in Cotati, and I had to get some wear-time! It’s a beautiful oatmeal color, and it’s SO comfy. More details below! We haven’t spent some time together in a while, so it was nice to get out together and run around town. We went to pick up my wedding ring from the jewelers, as I hadn’t had it cleaned in over a year! (shh…). We then ran some Christmas gifts errands for our out-of-towners so we could get them in the mail to make it by Christmas. Tonight we’re going to be baking some cookies and watching TV together! Honestly, it has been so long since we could actually spend time with each other. I’m constantly working or at school so our schedules haven’t lined up for a while. I’m so excited to be spending some one-on-one quality time with the hubs. OK back to business. This is my FIRST outfit post on The Down Low! I’m so excited / nervous / shy / impressed about this. I’m a photographer, so I’m usually behind […]

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CYBER MONDAY DEALS – 2017

I can’t believe it’s this time of year again! I’m not a huge Black Friday shopper, so I spend all weekend planning my Cyber Monday scores. This is my first ever Cyber Monday blog post, so bear with me! I’ve highlighted the top sales and included suggestions to buy from those top places. Some of the best deals today seems to be Wayfair and Gap (to me, personally.) Check out the links below and let me know what you scored today!! H&M // 30% off Everything + Free Shipping What to buy: Fur Coat (Teal / Black) Express // 50% off Everything + Free Shipping What to buy: Black Ripped Skinny Jeans. These are my tried and true black skinny jeans… I love them SO much!! Target // Up to 30% off kids’ clothes, PJs & shoes, plus, women’s & men’s sweaters, fleece, & boots. What to buy: Black Boots Wayfair // Up to 80% Sitewide! Gap // 50% off Everything (code: CYBER) + an extra 10% off (code: TREAT) S H O P T I L L Y O U D R O P . . .more sales here: Anthropologie // 30% off Sitewide Ann Taylor // 50% off Everything + Free […]

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