Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Warehouse Leather

jacket | Nordstrom |
top | Marshalls |
scarf | old |
jeans | Nordstrom |
boots | Rag and Bone |
bag | old - Rebecca Minkoff - love this one |

If you haven't checked out the Nordstrom Semi Annual Sale then you are seriously missing out! I snagged this leather Trouve blazer blazer for 40%. I am so in love with it. The structured shoulders take this blazer to whole new level and I can't get enough of it. (Apologies in advance if this jacket shows up a ton on here! ) Now that the weather has transitioned, I find myself reaching for a scarf every time I walk out the door. I absolutely love this one that I was gifted. The color surprisingly goes with so much and has most definitely become a winter staple for me. 

| quote of the day |

"The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if : (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way." 

-Tony Robbins


Sarah Marie

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sweater Weather

sweater | Bella Luxx |
scarf | old, similar here |
jeans | Rag and Bone |
boots | Rag and Bone |
jewels | Michael Kors & Stella Dot | 
photos by Blake Sinclair: http://bsinclair.com

The weather here in Southern California has finally begun to feel like fall. That means its time for cozy plush sweaters and scarves to make an appearance! I am in love with all of Bella Luxx's new sweaters that they have coming out this season. They are all comfy, cozy and everything you need to keep warm in California. The one I am wearing is french terry and is coming soon to purchase on their site! Make sure the check out their new arrivals! I recently purchased my Rag and Bone boots that I have swooning over for what seemed like forever! If you are looking for the perfect bootie that goes from day to night this is it PEOPLE!!! Seriously never been so happy with a purchase! 

| Quote of the day |

"It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."
— Alexander McQueen

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I'm Back

Hello Friends!

Apologies for going into hiding the past few months, but man have things been busy. After being featured on Lucky Magazine's website for outfit of the day, the responses to my blog came flowing in like crazy and I couldn't keep up!

My life has drastically changed and I have never been happier. Spencer and I moved in together to the most darling little beach cottage in Seal Beach! Never in my life did I ever think that the beach would be my backyard, It is truly dream come true.

I started my dream job back in March as a marketing coordinator in the fashion industry and it has been such a blessing! Everyday I wake up excited to go into work and to work with such amazingly talented and creative people. Because of them, my blogging passion has re-emerged from with in. My job consists of everything amazing; working on photo shoots, catalog creation, ads and so much more! To top that off, our company offers yoga classes during the week for us! Not a bad gig :) I know some of may be interested in what brands I work with so, here they are:

ALO Yoga
Bella Luxx

Even though my life is crazy and work is overwhelming at times, I am so happy to have this creative outlet to share my thoughts and obsession with you all. Posts will begin this week and I can't wait to hear from you all again. Be on the look out for some looks from Bella Luxx :)  Thank you for the continued support and I hope you like the new blog design!


Sarah Marie

Monday, March 18, 2013

Seattle - Part 1

jacket | JCP old |
army jacket | Nordstrom |
flannel | American Eagle old |
t-shirt | American Apparel |
jeans | 7 for all Mankind |
boots | Steven by Steve Madden -  similar |
purse | Michael Kors |

Seattle was a dream. When we arrived the weather was to die for. There is nothing like going from LA's crappy air to Seattle's crisp, clean air. If you have ever been to Seattle you would understand what I am talking about. We toured through the University of Washington, one of my all time favorite campuses. There is something about the old world architecture that I just fall in love with the more I visit. I guess I really am an old soul. All the details in even the smallest places fascinates me! Well since it was very crisp in the air, I figured layering was the way to go. I am that weird person who likes to dress like a local, not a tourist. So that is why layering was key! I love the statement collar that this coat makes. It is just very "high fashion" to me and that is why I adore it! An army green jacket and flannel are pretty much staple Seattle pieces that just go with everything. Also, I scored the Steven by Steve Madden boots for a MAJOR deal last year. I was just browsing through the store and saw them calling my name. The original price tag for these beauties was $450 and I scored them at .....$50!!!!! AMAZING!!! The best way to get deals is to shop at the end of the season when everything goes on sale. 
Happy Monday!!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Opportunities and Dreams

Hey everyone! I am so sorry I have been so MIA lately. There has been so much change and excitement going on that I have had no time to blog. So I decided to give you all a little update on my life.

I started this blog as a creative outlet from my current 9-5 job. I would have never thought I would receive the amount of support that I have and it is so amazing! I am ever so grateful to all my readers, family, friends and especially Spencer for being my photographer and inspiration through this all. He has really made me believe in myself and pushed me to really follow my dreams. I am so thankful!

Now onto exciting news. I woke up this morning and received an email from Lucky Magazine letting me know that the editors saw my post, Purple Leopard, and loved it so much that they want to feature it as Cute Outfit of the Day! I was ecstatic !! It is such an amazing feeling that editors at Lucky, who are the most fashionable people I know, have recognized me and my style. Words can not express how happy I am. You can check out the article here!

Okay, more news to share, are you ready? Well I have been on the hunt for a new job, and I specifically wanted to find a career that I would be passionate about. My dream has always been to work as a marketing coordinator in the fashion industry. Now, I always knew that starting a career in fashion would be difficult, so when I received a phone call to interview for Color Image Apparel, I was beyond thrilled.Fast forward a month and I was offered the position as a Marketing Coordinator!!!! Never in a million years did I ever think I would be 22 and working at my dream job. This is surreal to me. I am finally going to be doing what I love and I can not wait to share my journey with all of you. In the mean time, you can check out their clothing here!

 I hope that this can inspire you all to follow your dreams and passions. That is exactly what I did and I have poured my heart into it every second of the day. If you work hard for the things you want most in life, they will come to you. You just have to be patient. Happy Friday!!



Friday, March 8, 2013

Polished and distressed

Good morning from The W Hotel in downton Seattle! Exciting news to share is that I am featured on the lovely Amy's blog Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins. She is such a darling and has an amazing blog! Check out the post here!

top | h&m |
jeans | macys |
boots | steve madden |
purse & watch | michael kors |
jewels | forever 21 

 I am beyond excited to be in Seattle right now visiting my brother this weekend. To be honest, I can't even remember the last time our entire family of 5 took a family vacation together. This is definitely one for the history books people. Okay, enough about my trip, because there will definitely be posts to come all about it. Now onto the outfit. I have to be honest, I was never really into the ripped jean trend personally, but lately I am totally digging the contrast between a polished top and some distressed denim. I feel like it gives you some added edge to your look! Ripped jeans or not, I am still one big goof ball. I snagged these awesome leather booties on major clearance at Steve Madden's website for $50! Amazing!!!!!! Can't resist an amazing deal like that! Can't wait to share my Seattle adventures with you all! Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Skin Care

Everyday skin care

I wanted to take the time to share with you all my skin care routine. Yes this maybe boring, but to me your skin is the most important part of your style. I am not one to cake on makeup, even though I consider myself a makeup junkie, so that is why I try to take great care of my skin. When it comes to purchasing skin care products, this is one area where I will splurge. I tend to have very sensitive skin, that breaks out when I am stressed (which is all the time) or when it is our lady time. 

My journey to finding the right products took some time but when I found Philosophy, my skin changed forever. For those of you who are not familiar with Philosophy, let me tell you a little more about their brand from their lovely own words.

Philosophy is a brand that approaches personal care from a skin care point of view, while celebrating the beauty of the human spirit.  We believe in miracles and the beauty in everyone.”

If that tag line doesn't make you want to try their products, than just read their customer reviews through Sephora and their website. Their products are “designed to enhance your skin and well-being with multitasking benefits and uplifting messages.” On the front of every product is an uplifting message that ties in with not only the product name but the benefits of that product. Awesome right!

Okay now let’s get into the good stuff, the actual products I use.

1.    Clarisonic ($225) - this is the most amazing beauty tool ever. If you haven’t I really suggest investing in one these. Sonic cleansing is one of the essential steps in a healthy skin care ritual. It cleans deep down where just your hands and face wash would not normally reach. I use this machine with everyday face wash product in my routine. There are several different types of Clarisonics; the one I use is the Clarisonic PLUS that has three different speeds to choose from. Okay, one more thing it also reduces the appearance of your pores, and helps all your skin care products work the best! Definitely the best investment ever!!

2.      Purity ($10-$25) – this is a product by Philosophy.  It is a 3 in 1 cleanser that works as a toner, makeup remover and face wash. I used to have all these tiny little bumps on my face that weren’t acne but it was just that my skin was congested and when I started using this face wash, they went away. I use about a nickel size amount and place it directly onto my Clarisonic and wash my face in one complete sonic cycle.

3.      Miracle Worker ($34) – it is never too early to start fighting the signs of wrinkles and that is what I use Miracle Worker for. It is an anti-aging lactic acid cleanser that also doubles as a mask! It gently exfoliates as it cleans to reveal radiant, youthful-looking skin. This product has definitely helped brighten up my complexion while also evening out my skin tone. I apply two pumps right on to my Clarisonic and wash my face in one complete sonic cycle.

4.      When hope is not enough ($41) – this is an amazing serum you guys! It is oil free antioxidant and peptide serum that helps reduce the first signs of aging AND it protects skin against future signs of aging. So usually before I go to bet I use two drops and I apply it to my face and neck.

5.      Hope in a jar ($15-$40) – the best moisturizer of all time.  Moisturizer is so important for your skin, even if you think your skin is moisturized think again. It is lightweight that hydrates and provides antioxidant protection. At the same time it is also improving your skin tone and texture, leaving it smooth and radiant. I use this morning and night after serum. Always remember that serum comes before moisturizer.

6.      GLAMGLOW ($69) – Lastly I use two different types of face masks and both are by GLAMGLOW. One is the Exfoliating Mud Mask and the other is the Super-Mud Clearing Treatment.  The Exfoliating Mask obviously exfoliates your skin, but also leaves it radiant and glowing. It activated collagen synthesis, provides gentle resurfacing and helps leave the skin brighter and smoother. I use this mask twice a week and a little really goes a long way. The other mask, Super-Mud Clearing Treatment is a clearing treatment to target, prevent and heal problem skin, (i.e. pimples, blackheads, discoloration, white heads and more). I use this mask when I have a break out or as a spot treatment on a pimple. After one spot treatment, my pimples went away in 2 days! AMAZING!!!!!

Okay so that is the wrap up of my skin care rant. Please, please, please take good care of your skin. It is so important to protect it from all the harsh things in the world, especially the sun so make sure you are also wearing sunscreen.

If you ladies have any questions for me about any skin care products email me because I literally have tried them all. Also all these products are available at Sephora, Ulta, Macys and Nordstrom. GLAMGLOW is only sold at Sephora to my knowledge!

Happy Tuesday!!