Dainty Jea

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Apr 29, 2016

Gifts for Mother's Day





Mother's Day is just around the corner and with much prayer and years of trying, I get to finally celebrate it this year! Now that I'm a mother myself, I fully understand the love and hard work that comes with the title so gifting her this year will be a little different than all the other years. This year I want to show her my appreciation for raising me and my brothers because I can honestly say I couldn't do this on my own. I'm sure mothers are grateful with whatever we have up our sleeve, however here are a few items I've found that can never disappoint AND are all less than $100!




Pineapples

Apr 27, 2016

I typically like to keep my outfits at a minimum of two prints but since I'm in a good mood, I said "eh, what the heck, let's make it three!" A side note: leopard can be considered a neutral so remember that the next time you worry about clashing patterns. That's what's fun about styling looks, it can be so much fun letting your personality show. Now, let's talk about this pineapple print. Immediately I thought of my visit last year to Charleston, South Carolina. I saw pineapples emblems everywhere and come to find out, pineapples is considered a symbol of hospitality and Charleston had just that. So cheers to pineapples and three prints! Ha!

 Sequined Top | Contemporary Stripe Skirt | Faux Leather Block Heels | Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch | ASOS Metal Arms Retro Sunglasses



Light Denim Jacket

Apr 25, 2016

Denim jackets are one of those wardrobe pieces that never get old. You've read it in magazines and blogs on how it can be worn all year long. The benefit is they come in different shapes and styles which gives you more options to play with. I've been in the hunt for a fitted denim jacket and wouldn't you know, I found it in a thrift store! I love how I paired it with a flowy top while still keeping my look balanced. Since it's a lighter denim jacket, I went with darker jeans for contrast. This is one piece I will have on repeat!

top (similar): Floral Paisley Pintucked Top | denim jacket: Thrift store | jeans: Mid Rise Skinny Jeans | wedges: Thrift store | purse: Saddle Crossbody - Merona | bracelet: Baublebar | earrings: Jeslin Boutique




Stagecoach Dreaming

Apr 22, 2016

Dang girl, back at it again with the fringe?! What can I say, I'm hooked! Believe it or not, this dress and vest are thrift store finds. When I put this look together, all I could think about was Stagecoach and drinking a beer. Sadly, I will not be able to attend this year but I'd like to pretend I will be there by wearing this fun festive look. Not a fan of fringe? This dress can be paired with a denim vest or even some flats and still have that festival vibe. Now, all I'm missing is a red solo cup and some good ole country music. Cheers to musical festival season! 

similar: Tribal Print Bodycon Dress | similar: Fringed Faux Suede Vest| similar: Faux Suede Fringe Booties ASOS Metal Arms Retro Sunglasses | Vidella Wide Brim Hat Black | similar: Ramsey Wooden Link Watch | bracelet: ModCloth



Kimono & Fringe

Apr 20, 2016

These two items never get old when it comes to Spring and Summer wardrobe; fringe and kimonos. Whether you are going for a casual or dressy look, both have that easy breezy vibe that screams effortless. Speaking of fringe, it's a perfect timepiece for music festivals because of the boho feel it exudes (it can never get old). Now that I rock kimono and fringe purses, I'm glad I found these comfortable fringe sandals that go perfect with the San Diego weather. Not to mention its perfect for mom-on-the-go! Comfy, yet stylish...win-win!

top (similar): Forever 21 | Contemporary Textured Kimono | Low-Rise Ankle Skinny Jean| Faux Suede Fringed Wedges | Caralina Cuff Bracelet | similar: Zoe Crisscross Cuff Bracelet | similar: Faux Stone Longline Necklace



Postpartum Style

Apr 18, 2016

It feels good to be back at it again! I sure missed blogging but I am going to be quite honest, momma was tired all the time and wasn't feeling like playing dress up. Plus, I wanted to enjoy my pregnancy journey without any worries and stress. Now that my little nugget is a month old (wow, how time flies!) I feel the urge to start blogging again. I was a little hesitant to take photos of me in outfits because I still have some baby weight (the struggle is real!) to lose but you know what, who cares?! I carried a little human for 9 months so I am embracing my imperfections and taking it one day at time. Eventually, I will bounce back to where I feel comfortable and most importantly, healthy.

Make sure to follow me on Instagram. I will share bits and pieces of motherhood and of course, my adorable little nugget.

 Top (similar) |  Astrid Tassel Necklace | Horizon Cross Necklace | Caralina Cuff Bracelet | 
Heels (similar) | Satchel (similar) Bottom (similar)




Shabby Chic Nursery

Feb 13, 2016

As I type up this post, I can't believe this baby nursery will soon be my daughters room. Of course I couldn't stray away from a shabby chic theme! For years I've  admired nursery pics via Pinterest and had hopes that I would soon be able to share this same joy with others. Well, here it is! This room was such a fun project for me and my husband. For those who know me, I'm not a guru when it comes to DIY, however, my baby girl inspired me to want to personalize and create some of the pieces to add sentimental value. It all started with the flower mobile - which became my inspiration for the whole room. I happened to see this photo in Pinterest and knew I just had to have it! My sister-in-law is way better than me when it came to these types of projects so I let her take it over and couldn't be more happier with the result. Now that it's all put together, we are patiently waiting for our little bundle of joy. I can honestly say that I've enjoyed every moment of this journey. We love you Emily Isabelle Vega.

The frame above her name reads: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before your were born I set you apart." Jeremiah 1:5
  
DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib | Shabby Chenille Crib Bumper | Pink Floral Crib Sheet | Solid Pink Crib Skirt Gathered | Flower Mobile made by my sister-in-law | Lush Decor Avon Window Panel - Ivory | Birdcage on the wall from Home Goods | Quote frames from Hobby Lobby | DIY curtain holder | Way Basics Eco 3 Shelf Laguna Bookcase and Cubby Storage | Seagrass Small Square Wicker Basket - Threshold | Shermag Glider Rocker and Ottoman Combo - White/ Pearl Fabric | Vintage dresser from Craigslist | Corner table from Home Goods | Babies R Us Contour Changing Pad | Carter's Changing Pad Cover - Pink | 6' x 6' Palazzo Round Rug | DIY "Emily" Banner | Mirror from Home Goods | Wall shelves from Hobby Lobby | Pink lamp from Ikea




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