Monday Morning Mishaps

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Boyfriend Blazer: Topshop
Slacks: 
JCrew Factory
Flats: 
Similar, similar, similar

Happy Monday, ladybosses! Anyone else struggle to pull something quasi-stylish together on those dreaded Monday mornings? When I run to my closet on Mondays – typically pre-coffee and post-snooze button – I want a comfortable, stylish outfit to survive the day in. This is that outfit for me! The blazer is basically an oversize sweater in disguise, and the baby pink contrasts with the boyfriend fit for a feminine but modern look. I’ve worn this once a week since purchasing it, and it has become my lazy day go-to.

What are your favorite easy looks for early mornings and long days? Please share – I’m always looking for inspo!

With love,
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#MotivationMonday: Work Out

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Hi, beauties! It’s been too long! Life has been crazy this March, and between a new job and a rotating roulette of sicknesses, I have definitely been slacking on my fitness. Sweat with Kayla has been my workout of choice for the last year, but with a new gym at work and the prospect of a Disneyland race looming this fall, I want to up my game! I’m thinking more running with Conner and the pups, and some beginners yoga + spin classes at the gym.

But let’s be real: my favorite way to motivate myself is by shopping… so here we are, with a round-up of dreamy work out clothes, accessories, and post-gym makeup that makes me swoon big time. What are your favorite athletic/athleisure brands, and what’s your workout of choice? Please share – I’m in desperate need of a little Motivation Monday!

  1.  Free People Black Moon Sports Bra in Wasabi
  2. Sprigs 2-Pocket Wrist Wallet in Batik Blue | This has two pockets to hold the essentials while you run! I’m ordering one ASAP for hiking!
  3. Sonix Starry Eyed iPhone Case
  4. Ban.do I Did My Best Gym Bag 
  5. InvisiBobble Hair Tie in Pinking of You | For the perfect crease-less power pony!
  6. Kate Spade 16 oz. Glass Glitter Water Bottle
  7. Zella Devin Crop Tee in White Heather
  8. Nike LunarEpic Low Flynit 2 in Grey
  9. Fitbit Alta HR in Pink Rose Gold | I am hardcore dreaming of this rosy fitness tracker! Husband, if you’re reading this…
  10. Sweet Escape Scalloped Sports Bra | Scallops forever!
  11. Starry Night Leggings + Sports Bra | How cute is this set?!
  12. Living Proof Dry Shampoo in travel size | THE. BEST. dry shampoo on the market!
  13. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Brunette | Because I won’t leave the house without my brows on…
  14. Milk Makeup Vibes Vibes Vibes Set | Includes skin refreshing stick, lip + cheek tint, matte bronzing stick, blur stick – the perfect kit to transition from gym to everyday!

Ladylike

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Dress: Banana Republic Pleat-Skirt Shirtdress in Warm Orange- also comes in a striking, vivid pink, currently on sale for <$100!
Shoes: Target (similar)
Pin: Chanel (thrifted)
Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper in Crazy Tortoise
Lipstick: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Matte Liquid Lipstick in Raven

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! I’m keeping it short and sweet today, sharing this gorgeous Banana Republic shirtdress. The midi length is so ladylike and flattering; I can see myself wearing this to the office with more conservative accessories, rocking a nude lip with it at brunch with girlfriends, or amped up for date night! This baby is currently on sale in a gorgeous, poppy pink! Enjoy!

Love,
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Galentine’s Gift Ideas

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1. Sonix Fancy Heart iPhone 7 Case
2. I Am Very Busy Notebook
3. LePen Pens in red, pink, & lavender
4. Love Potion Thermal Mug
5. Rose All Day Gummies 
| Also available in Champagne
6. Mini Tassel Earrings 
| As seen in my Valentine’s outfit!
7. Girl Boss Nameplate 
| My other favorite –  World’s Best Entry Level Employee!
8. Kate Spade Ballon Unicorn Keychain
9. JCrew x New Balance Crop Top
in warm pink stripe 
10. Sugar Paper LA Business Card Holder 
| The perfect gift for a soon-to-be grad!
11. Fromm Bright Pink Bow Hair Ties 
| This brand has the cutest hair accessories! Plus, 50% of the sales of this item supports early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.

These days, I’m all about some Girl[boss] power! When I see pink, red, and hearts all over my Insta feed for Valentine’s Day, all I can think of is how much I love my bffs and celebrating them in all their glory! Galentine’s Day is Feb. 13th, and what better way to celebrate than by pampering your girlfriends with a treat or two? All my picks are above – happy shopping!

Love,
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Cat-Eye Valentine

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Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!

V-Day is a week away, and I am loving all of the pink, girly, freshness of this season! It’s the perfect time of year to rock frilly frocks and celebrate all things feminine – throw on some pink lipstick (my favorite in Showy) instead of your everyday nude, or throw a Galentine’s brunch for your best girlfriends!

I am not typically an earring girl, but these turquoise tassels really struck a cord with me! They add a whimsical pop to a structured dress like this, but they also look great with a simple tee. I will be wearing them a lot this spring and summer! My mirrored cat-eye sunglasses are a favorite of style icon Kat Von D, and while I love the matte black for versatility, I’m seriously considering adding the pastel pink version to my collection. They’re just too cute! Unfortunately, this dress is a year or two old, but I love the flirty options here, here, and here!

Are you celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day this year? I’d love to see what you’re wearing!

With love,
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Tangerine

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Coat: JCrew Cocoon Coat
Jeans: JCrew Toothpickmy go-to!
Heels: Nine West Tatiana in Nude
Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Retro in Crazy Tortoise
Lipstick: 
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera
Arm Candy: 
Bangle in rose gold, cuff in granite – on sale!

 

Happy hump day! I spotted this AMAZING orange wall last week and jumped for joy – I knew I had to shoot there! The other side of the building is lime/turquoise/purple, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of her on Amy Lately!

I’m trying to brighten up the chilly January days with a little lots of color! Sometimes the best outfits are the most simple – a pop of color, clean lines, and dark skinnies. I’ve discovered that these heels elevate any outfit – I’ve worn them to office parties, with jeans and a blazer for coffee and networking, and with casual blouses for church and Sunday brunch. I used to steer away from pointy toes, but now I’ve found that they add a more mature touch (as mature as you can be in a neon orange coat!) and elongate the legs – that’s a winner for me!

With love,
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Instagram Round Up + Favorite Free Screensaver + Slow Cooker Recipes!

img_1442Vegan leather jacket – now 35% off! | Simple necklace | BaubleBar ring | Stila liquid lipstick in Fiore

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Custom neon sign | Pottery Barn console table | Urban Outfitters runner – now 20% off & featured in my Dining Room Mood Board!

Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 1.32.25 PM.pngH&M turtleneck (similar) | Formula X polish (exact, similar in Mintage) | Urban Decay glitter liner on gold shadow

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-1-32-36-pmWest Elm comforter | IKEA nightstand | IKEA faux plant + pot | IKEA lamp

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-1-32-47-pmBanana Republic sweater (similar in Citron) | KJP scalloped oxford | Karen Walker shades | BaubleBar ring | Too Faced liquid lipstick in Drop Dead Red

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-1-32-59-pmGap cardigan (similar) | Boutique scarf (similar) | Dange Dover Tiny Tote | Kendra Scott cuff bracelet – great for tying in mixed metals! | Forever 21 sneakers (similar)

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-1-33-22-pmBrandy Melville sweater (similar) | BaubleBar earrings | Urban Decay matte lipstick in Stark Naked

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-1-33-35-pmJCrew glitter flats (similar affordable+investment) | Free clock screensaver

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-1-33-46-pmFree People sweater | Dagne Dover tote – my go-to work bag! | Faux fur keychain (similar) | Kendra Scott ring (similar) | Snakeprint flats

 

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is having a great week! I’ve been hosting our first houseguests this week at Casa de Schwartz and having tons of fun seeing shows, hiking (duh), and showing my in-laws a good time! I tried this Hawaiian chicken recipe with pineapple cole slaw and this super easy chicken taco recipe, and both meals were a hit! I love cooking meat in a slow cooker because, well, if you know me, I’m not a meat girl – I hate touching/smelling it, and the slow cooker eliminates that!

I’m trying to be more diligent about posting my outfits & decor on Instagram, so if you don’t already follow me, catch me here! I’m having a lot of fun with Instagram Stories right now – lots of candids of the pups, new makeup/hair and face masks, and sneak peeks of my shoots before they hit Amy Lately!

Do y’all have any weekend plans? I’ll be shooting a couple of Valentine’s Day outfits for the blog (SUPER excited!) and relaxing at home after a full couple of weeks. See you next week!

With love,

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