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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So this girl and I met in one of the most random ways! Taylor happens to be from California and her family lives about an hour and a half away from where I do. While attending Stan State I met two very incredible people (Derek and Jen) that happened to be in almost all my COMM classes.  At dinner one night I was telling Derek and Jen that I was headed to NYC for a fashion conference and Derek told me that one of his best friends worked in NYC for some fashion company.  I laughed after he told me he had no idea which one she worked for.  Bare in mind I hadn’t asked her name or anything else about her, now fast forward a couple of weeks.  I had won a pair of Yosi Samra shoes from a giveaway that another blogger was having.  I got emailed by this super sweet girl named Taylor and she had asked for my shipping address.  I gave it to her and was so excited to get my new pair of shoes.  She emailed me right back and I was shocked to find out after several quick response emails that SHE WAS THE GIRL THAT DEREK WAS BEST FRIENDS WITH!!!!! Talk about random, we all laughed about that for a while, it was so awesome to get to meet her in person and hang out with her a bit at LuckyFABB. She truly is a sweet, kindhearted woman and I am so excited to get to call her a new friend!
And this was only day 1 of goody bags!!!!
So the first day of LuckyFABB was incredible to say the least! I had met some AMAZING ladies the night before at the Jane Iredale event and was so excited to get to spend the next day with them! We were ALL ACCESS attendees which meant we got to sit front and center in the conference! First we started off with getting to hear Eva Mendes and Kate Bosworth speak! There is something amazing about being in the same room with such creative bloggers and actresses! These ladies are some of the best and I had an absolutely blast getting to know them! Be sure and click on the their names to check out their blogs! From left to right, Tera, Haili, Rebecca, Meagan, Taylor !!!
Now for my outfit:
Shirt – Elle c/o Kohls
Skirt – JCPenney
Necklace – JCrew
Shoes – Macy’s
Glasses – Fendi
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I am a huge golfer so any time I get to go to Pebble Beach is time well spent!
Side note: Lets not tell my doctor I was standing in heels, I don’t think he would approve.
After two months of not being able to do a whole lot, a day at the beach was MUCH needed.  Recovery has been very slow and boring but I am happy to say my knee is slowly bending its way back to normal.  I got to spend a wonderful day in Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel this weekend and it was so peaceful and relaxing.  I would like to think of it as an elegant coastline personally. I was so excited to go somewhere so I could wear my new leggings I got from C&C California by Stephanie! They are so comfy and to say I’m in love would be an understatement! A huge thank you to Stephanie for sending them to me!! I had an amazing day exploring the coast and am always humbled by God’s creations when I see them in person.  Love love love the beach!
Thanks for your patience with my recovery and have a fantastic Sunday night!
God bless,
Graceful Glamour Girl
Leggings – C&C California designed by Stephanie
Shirt – Anthropologie
Shoes – CottonOn
Jewelry – JCrew
Purse – Kate Spade
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