Aerosoles

Southside Napa Strawberry Toast

Target - A New Day Shirt

| Lipstick: Lipsense | Shirt: A New Day | Jeans: Hudson | Shoes: Aerosoles | Necklace: J. Crew (similar here) | Purse: Louis Vuitton (similar here) |

What a day! I tell you there is nothing a girl can’t concur when she has a killer outfit, Lipsense on her lips and her best friends by her side.

My friends and I had been planning this girls day for weeks. When you all have such chaotic schedules, it is nice to finally land in the same place. As if girl time wasn’t a big enough reason to celebrate, we also got to celebrate my best friend getting engaged!

She called me the other day after texting me that she had some major news, I immediately knew. We facetimed and on her finger was the most gorgeous ring. Words can’t describe how happy I am for her. She deserves nothing but the best and i’m so over the moon excited for her. It was a day of celebrations and one that I will be grateful for for a long time.

We started out the day at Southside in Napa, which is one of my favorite local restaurants to eat at. From there we wandered up to Yountville to taste some bubbles at Chandon. Another favorite of mine. Then we met up with my friend Sally and headed to R + D Kitchen. I tell you what, the Thai Steak Noodle Salad is quite amazing. I highly recommend it. Then it was off to more wine tasting and ending the day at Orin Swift.

Not a bad way to ring in fall if you ask me! I have to tell you, I felt extra sassy today while rocking my Lipsense lipstick. There’s just something about a bold lip that really makes you feel extra outgoing. I am wearing the color, Napa, because let’s be honest, how fitting is it that I live here!

I have partnered up with one of my old friends from high school, Oyre, to give you a discount code for some Lipsense of your own! I am always so shocked when after a full day of eating and drinking, my lipstick still looks good. It’s pretty cool, i’ll admit it. Here’s the really cool part, if you want to try Lipsense for yourself, Oyre and I are offering a 10% discount with the code Graceful10. All you have to do is go to her Facebook page, or her Instagram and mention Graceful10.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday! God bless!

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Blue Gingham Dress

Classy Blue Gingham Dress

Casual Blue Gingham Dress

Blue Gingham Dress with Pink Bag

Blue Gingham Dress Twirling

Short Sleeve Blue Gingham Dress

Dress: Eliza J (similar here) | Shoes: Aerosoles | Purse: Christina’s Fine Clothing (similar here) | Watch: Kate Spade

How To Style A Blue Gingham Dress

Now THIS, this is my kind of weather. High 70’s low 80’s. I think this is the kind of weather that all other 49 states think about when they talk about California sunshine. Now if only it could stay like this for a while without going back up again. Since I am honestly loving this weather, I thought it would be a great idea to showcase this dress today. Because everyone needs to know how to style a blue gingham dress. I bought it at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago. I definitely didn’t mind paying $36 for it either. I love snagging great deals. That is why Nordstrom Rack is one of my favorite places to shop.

I am an advocate for buying things that are of a high quality. That being said, I am also an advocate for buying things on sale. So when those two worlds collide, they almost always do so at Nordstrom Rack. If you haven’t shopped there before, I highly recommend it. This Eliza J dress is by far one of my favorites. I love that is has sleeves. I am not a huge fan of my arms so I tend to try to find ways to high them as much as possible. So when I tried this dress on and it fit, it was love.

I added these comfortable sandals in again, yes i’m aware i’ve worn them in the last three posts. They are just too comfortable to not showcase. I have to hand it to Aerosoles, they sure have stepped up their shoe game in the last few years. I used to hate buying their shoes because they didn’t really embody my personality, but now, they are hip, young and pretty darn cute! Don’t forget to grab a purse that offsets the color of the dress. Of course hot pink did the trick!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and enjoy this cooler weather! God bless!

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Floral In Fall Eliza J Dress

Big Buddha Blue Bag

White Aerosoles Sandals

Thinking about Floral

Large Blue Computer Bag

Sunshine in Fall

| Dress: Eliza J | Shoes: Aerosoles | Bag: c/o Big Buddha (similar here) | Watch: Kate Spade |

Floral in Fall

Although I know it is officially Fall, it still feels like Summer in California. We are talking 100 degrees this week. So over it. So until I have to wear a sweater, I am going to continue wearing floral and Summer dresses. For those of you on the East Coast, you can laugh and I won’t judge. I found this dress at NordstromRack a few days ago and just had to buy it. It was on sale, we are talking like super cheap, so that was all the motivation I needed to buy it. I paired it with a purse that Big Buddha sent me a few months back and my new favorite sandals. I’ve already worn it to work and can’t believe how comfortable it is.

But this post isn’t just about the dress or the outfit. This post is about the smile on my face. I can honestly say I am happier than I have been the last few months and feel this overwhelming peace about my life right now. It wasn’t easy to get here and surely was not quick, but i’m here and that is all that matters. Life will always throw you curveballs and unexpected situations, but how you handle them is equally as important as why they are happening. A lot of lessons have been learned this Summer and I know I will look back and laugh at all the madness.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! God bless!

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