70’s summer vibes.

20170604181341_IMG_2369-01This past weekend I was crushing hard on the 70’s, I spent a majority of my weekend grooving out to Fleetwood Mac, and The Mammas and the Pappas while frolicking outside. Luckily for my slight 70’s addiction (or maybe not so slight) I’m pretty stocked on all of your flower child essentials, all perfect for a spring outfit. 

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To start off this vintage Forever 21 dress, (totally joking about the vintage part) was a recent rediscovery from my closet, I’ve had it for a few years and can’t seem to get enough of it. The fabric is light weight flowy and breathable all musts for a hot California day . It cinches in at the waist creating a very flattering shape the slightly oversized bell sleeves come down at and angle for optimum frolicking action. Is it me or is anyone else getting major dessert flower child vibes from the print? 

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 I kept my accessories minimal opting for an oversized straw hat and wicker vintage clutch a match made in heaven. Of course I live in my Karen Walker Super Dupers  year round they Shapes frames my face perfectly. 

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These Steve Madden espadrille wedges are a new addition to my closet, I now know why they are the shoe of the summer. I found mine at DSW for only $59.99 and let me tell you I’m running back for all the other shades, they are absolute perfection. The brown suede against the light rope scream summer and the strap make them easy to walk in all day long.

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I’m sure this outfit this going to be on repeat, all summer long.

What is your current favorite outfit be sure to share in the comment below. 

As always thanks for visiting and don’t forget to follow me on I.G @lifeinmauve for daily inspiration posts.

Peace and love

Nayeli

 

Weekend Diary 1

20170430172724_IMG_1234-01Like most people I look forward to the weekend all week long, I look can’t wait to putting together a cute outfit, cheek out a new cafe or just spending the day outdoors. my family came to visit and celebrate El Dia Del Nino (kids day) so we decided to pack up picnic and take advantage of the beautiful sunny day.

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I have to say I feel really #blessed to have so many beautiful beaches, parks, and hiking trails near me (all perfect for a great Instashot ). We decided to head to one for our favorite spots, Lovers Point a cute little picnic area in Pacific Grove. We love that it has easy access to the beach but also has plenty of grassy areas to lay down a picnic blanket and enjoy the beautiful view.  On sunny days, it’s absolutely mind blowing!

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We spent a majority of our afternoon playing with the kids on the grass and running around. My nephew and son really enjoyed the sunny weather, we played freebie and enjoyed a delicious lunch with the sound of crashing waves behind us making the day even better.

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I knew we would be running around a lot so I needed a very comfortable and flexible outfit.  I opted for my new favorite off the shoulder striped top, paired with rolled up straight leg jeans and my lace-up  nude sandals from Payless Shoes ( check out my Spring shoe essentials)  it made for a light and airy spring outfit. On days that I need to be hands free my go to bag is my Kate Spade backpack it’s classic, and offers enough space that I can pack all of babies needs. Of course these days I try to capture every moment so I never leave the house with-out my camera.

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After lunch we went down to Cannery Row, and did a little more walking around and popped into Ghirardelli for a cheeky late afternoon treat. I totally recommend the Presidio Passion Strawberry Sundae, it’s amazing!

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It was a fantastic weekend, I’m already counting down the days until the next! I’d love to hear how you all spent your weekend, share it down below.

5 Spring Shoe essentials

“With no man in sight, I decided to rescue my ankles from a life of boredom”-Carrie Bradshaw.

Having a man in your life, doesn’t justify killing your ankles with boredom, so here is a little help my 5 spring  shoe essentials. They are sure to liven up yours and your ankles’ life ( best of all they are budget friendly, all under $70!) I’m Also sharing my favorite places to score great quality shoes, and still have enough for a cocktail or two. Enjoy!

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The Nikolle Mule, From Christian Siriano for Payless $24.99

The Mule Slide has become a stable for my shoe game, they are effortless and chic. I love the 2 1/2″ heel it add a little extra lift with out being uncomfortable, I can go all day with this without having any sore feet. The faux suede gives any outfit an instant cool girl vibe, I pair mine with distressed skinny jeans and a plain white tee for the perfect causal look. At only $24.99 you can’t go wrong.

*I recommend sizing up a half size.

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Tasha Chopout Block Heel from Brash for Payless $29.99

 Another great blocked heel and another great shoe from Payless! This Gladiator style sandal is must-have when I want to add a little extra interest to an outfit. The nude shades elongates the leg, while the full lace-up ties make a very comfortable and secure fit. I love to pair them with light ankle skinny jeans and off the shoulder tops for a fresh feminine spring look.

*run true to size.

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Kona Loafer Slide from Merona for Target $22.99

I LOVE these shoes, oh so much! Just like every other girl I’ve lusting over the Gucci Loafer for months and was on the hunt for a good dupe. I came across these from Target and I have to say, they have become my most worn shoe. First off the quality is amazing the faux leather feels and looks rich, the hardware is the perfect shade of gold,and well they just look soo chic! I love to play with juxtaposition by wearing a menswear inspired look, these are perfect with straight legged jeans and a crisp button-up.

*I recommend sizing up a full size

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Reesa Ankle Bootie, From Sam Edelman (Amazon) $59.95

My next essential is the classic Ankle Boot, these are a Chelsea style that hits right above the ankle the pointed toe really elongates the leg. Making them perfect for dresses, cut offs or pairing with a rolled skinny jeans. Like all my others shoes, I love that these have a short heel perfect for weekend adventures.

* I recommend sizing up a full size they run narrow through the toe.

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Hillers Blush Pump from Aldos ( DSW) $69.95

My last pair is these lovely pointed toe Blush Pumps, 100% suede with the perfect 2″ blocked heel they instantly dress up any outfit.  I love to pair these with boyfriend jeans a Military Jacket and a white tee, for an instantly polished look.

I highly recommend giving these shoes a try, if you have been looking to try any of these Spring trends.

Spring and Neutrals

20170315194411_IMG_0043-01Purse -Kate Spade Byrdie ( Crisp Linen), Purse Charm- DSW Chatherine Stein swan pom,  Jewelry Box- Nate Berkus office for Target, Gold Ring- Madewell,  Evil eye ear jackets- Amazon Saridjo,  Pins- Vintage score

With Spring only one day away, I’m looking to introduce a softer more romantic color palette filled with blush and neutral tones. When looking for simple ways to transition my winter wardrobe into a fresh spring one I always start with accessories. It’s an easy way to layer in new pieces when you are not quit ready to say bye to those cozy winter pieces.  This season I ditched my over sized oxblood tote for this small crossbody saddle style purse. With its lovely light neutral shade it’s the perfect everyday no fuss bag it goes with absolutely everything. Plus it’s the perfect size that won’t feel like your being weighed down so you can enjoy gorgeous days ahead. I like to keep my spring wardrobe simple and easy the less time I spend indoors  worrying about what to wear and more time I can enjoy the beauty outside.