Breezy Days

Go Trojans: Game Day Food

August 14, 2014
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We are a huge football family over here, but being from different states means that we have various alliances. Even though Ryan grew up in Texas and Montana, he was born in Southern California which means he's also a USC fan with me! He's already counting down the days until football season officially starts, which also means I've got to start thinking of some festive game day foods to feature at our football parties! 

I hopped online at and typed in "USC Jell-O" to find my Jell-O Jigglers kit. It was easy to find and with picking the expedited shipping option, I had my kit within a few days. Score! 

This is Ryan & I from a couple years ago at the Rose Bowl watching USC play UCLA. We drove all the way from Utah just for the weekend and this game. We're some pretty hardcore fans! These Jell-O jigglers are so festive and the perfect bite-sized treats for all my friends and family. I'm so excited to show them off all season long! I paired these Jell-O treats with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for our little party, yum! Although, for our next USC football party I'll be using this recipe provided on the box to create the iconic USC Cardinal Red color :)

USC Cardinal Jigglers
-2 cups of boiling water 
-2 boxes of strawberry flavored gelatin
-1 box of grape flavored gelatin

Casual Elegance

August 13, 2014
Can we just all agree that mom's are almost always right? Because of my pale skin I usually steer clear of anything pastel for fearing of being washed out. When shopping in H&M my mom pulled out this very elegant top and said I should try it on. I kind of winced and asked "aren't I too white for that?" She responded that it looked very classy Jackie O. and that I needed to give it a whirl. 

Anddd there you have it, my mom is right. As soon as I slipped on this blouse I felt very classically beautiful! She also urged me to try on this pink pastel dress which also ended up being purchased, gosh...what would I do without her? To top it all off, this blouse was just a perfect match to my Chandelier Necklace from InPink. Much class. So style. ;)

Photography: Mandy from Thimble & Thistle
Blouse: H&M
Jeans: American Eagle
Heels: Lulu*s

Summer to Fall Makeup Transition

August 12, 2014
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I recently shared my go-to summer look; an easy, affordable, and non-melting makeup tutorial. Although, once the weather starts to cool down I get excited for a glammed up version of my day-to-day look. I tend towards easy makeup looks that enhance natural beauty! In the summer it's all about the least amount of makeup possible and cream-based/waterproof products. In the fall I have to make sure my products are nourishing and moisturizing, because my skin gets so dry in the chilly air!

Neutrogena products are so moisturizing, I've been using my Papaya MoistureSmooth Color Stick everyday since I've picked it up. I need to stock up on all the colors! If you don't already have the Target Cartwheel app (which you need to download ASAP), here is a coupon that works until 8/16 so you can shamelessly stock up on Neutrogena products too! 

I took my inspiration for this easy-going day look from Nashville's Hayden Panettiere "Day Off Look", not gonna lie I was overly excited to watch all of Hayden's Neutrogena videos because I'm such a hardcore Nashville fan. It makes me want to live in the south and be a big country star! Yet I digress ;) Here is my tutorial! #AllDayLook

I picked up all the beauty products at my local Target, because I practically live there anyways. It's my home away from home! Soon your Target will be hosting a Beauty Concierge event which begins August 24th. Make sure to check your local Target store for beauty concierge day and times so you can be the first one there because there are limited quantities available! See ya there ;)