Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Think outside the shoe box!

Wedding planning is not in full effect as I have just a little over a year to go, but I still love to browse the net in search of thee shoe and dress... Im more of a shoe girl and love how creative brides are now a days with their choice of wedding shoes. Here are my top favorites that are thinking outside of the box this season with Christain Louboutin!



This would look beautiful if your bridesmaids had on black!
Loving a pop of color!
Summer wedding!

Elegance instead of the usual white

Smaller heels and love the bow detail
Something blue?





xo,
beans

Monday, July 30, 2012

5 things from this weekend!

I saw a post from a fellow blogger sharing 5 things she encountered this weekend, and I wanted to share some of the high lights from my weekend!

Side note: My little cousin is visiting this month from New Jersey so thus why I have been uber busy and not posting. Keeping a 5 year old busy is a lot harder than I thought and pretty exhausting.

This weekend..

I went to the ball game with my daddy! The Mets vs Diamondbacks and rooted for the NY Mets of course!


I sat in the backyard and listened as the rain fell and the storm blew in. Its monsoon season here in Arizona and might just be my favorite season! The temperature drops down to 80s and listening to the wind chimes and lightening is actually peaceful.


I bounced around like a 13 year old at Jump street indoor trampolines with my cousin and enjoyed seeing the laughter of a child!


I played a good old game of monopoly with my parents and fiance! Man, the game never gets shorter but it was a good laugh and fun time! Of course it was the Marine Corp edition!


I received my doodle graphics from Etsy ( visit this amazing shop owner and graphic designer for your own custom design)  of my Subway art with my love story with my hunny!


How was your weekend?


xo,
Beans








Friday, July 13, 2012

Guest Posting: Very.co.uk !

I'm excited to share a special guest posting from very.co.uk an online catalog site based out of the UK that offers a wide variety of home goods and apparel. Today we are talking about hitting the beach and accessorizing! Shop the entire site at http://www.very.co.uk/ and check out their great clearance sale with savings up to 75% off!!!

Dressing for the beach is no longer as simple as chucking a bikini in your suitcase. The beach is as much a fashion competition as anywhere else, and choosing your bikini is only the beginning. 
If you’re tanning – with sun cream, of course – a bikini is a must. And the skimpier the better to avoid awkward tan lines. If you’re merely posing by the pool, consider a cut-out swim suit for something much more striking. Metallics are really in this season, but if the gold wet-look is going a bit too far, opt for a bold print instead. 
Kate Beckinsale once admitted that the reason she wore five inch wedge sandals whilst walking along the beach was because it made her legs look much slimmer and longer, not just because the sand was so hot. It might be high maintenance for the beach, but for cocktails by the pool there’s no shame in slipping on a pair of wedges to glamorise your beach look. 
Chunky, wooden jewelry  works best for the beach, and can make a plain bikini look a whole lot more stylish. Gold hoops and a big cocktail ring also look effortlessly beach chic. With your feet on display too, make the most of them with an anklet or a toe ring. 
A lot of looking beach-ready is all in the preparation. Before you head off on holiday, make sure you get a manicure and pedicure, a salt scrub for a longer lasting tan, and the all-important Fake Bake. It’ll make sure you’re not ice white when you first arrive, and you’ll be less tempted to overdo it in the sun. You can do all of this at home, so there’s no need to splash out on salon treatments. When it comes to the essential waxing session, though, we’d always leave it to the professionals. 
A pair of oversized sunnies and a kaftan will finish off your beach look. A sarong also works just as well as a kaftan – simply cross two corners over your chest and tie behind your neck à la Kate Moss – and doubles up as something for you to lie on. 
We’ve said it before, but do not forget the sun cream! A sun burn will render all your hard work null and void. 


How do you get beach ready? I couldn't agree more - sun screen, sunnies and a little fake and bake before hand. Especially if your on vacation and haven't enjoyed the sun previously. 






Until next time,


Beans 


Friday, July 6, 2012

Dressing your age- Mix & Match





How easy is to mix splurge and frugal pieces? The answer is pretty simple and this is the perfect example. Mom picked up this striped summer dress at Marshalls not too long ago. Its so much easier to throw on a dress then wear jeans with the temperature rising to 115! When shopping for dresses I like to use the rule of  thumb that if when you drop your arms your  fingers past the ending length then the dress is so short. Just because you are 40+ doesn't mean you need to wear dresses past your knee but  just remember that you shouldn't look like your borrowing your child's clothes also! She paired this dress with James Franco wedges from Macys and Burberry tote! Mixing and matching is by far my favorite because is it really necessary to be decked out in designer brands to look like a million bucks!  

Monday, July 2, 2012

Its Monday and I have the blues - I've had cobalt blue on mind actually! Returning from our weekend trip to San Diego &  back to this desert and I cant believe Im saying this but I kind of might have missed this heat? Growing up in San Diego I enjoyed the breezy summers but since when did it become so humid? I had a great weekend resting and relaxing and visiting one of my best friends from High School, who will be a bridesmaid in my wedding! I surprised her with a little box of details about things for the wedding(who, what , where, colors, dresses, hair, makeup - the works). We snuck away Sunday to take a few engagement pictures with my resident photographer - she photos me for the blog as well -- my amazing mama! She's become quite the pho-tog if I do say so myself! We took pictures at our high school and at the beach because its our favorite part of SD! 

My good friend from college, best friend started a wedding blog  that I love and you all should go check it out, from details on how to create the wedding of your dreams to engagement stories! My hubby to be and I were featured on her blog not too long ago about how we met and how he popped the question! 


 
My sweetie and I met in HS :)




Here my bff slim, reading the details - she started crying!




How was your weekend?


xoxo




Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dressing your age- Mama's have style too!

Heres the latest from my moms style diaries ! As things here have been extremely hot its been a bit hard to capture her amazing looks! We sneaked away and caught up on some 'Dressing your age' pieces! I love styling mom and having fun behind the lens!  We paired this deep green crochet top with nude wedges! They are comfortable and easy to rock. I think as we get older we choose comfort over fashion, something thats easy to walk in, these nude peeps are by far one of my favorites that are comfortable yet chic! Mom has on a BCBG top, Arden B dark wash jeans and Tory Burch wedges.
a little shoots before the sun sets!







xoxox

B



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