What to Wear to Meet His Family

What to Wear to Meet His Family

So, the holidays are upon us, which means you may be preparing to meet your boyfriend’s family for the very first time. While this can be a pretty scary moment, if you are prepared, and dressed appropriately, you will do just fine! I think the most important place to start, when trying to decide on the perfect outfit, would be to ask yourself, and him, a handful of questions to get an idea of how his family is. -Questions to Consider- Is his family traditional? Or more easy going? Will it be a big, fancy dinner? Or a more casual one? Since I am not sure exactly where your boyfriend’s family lies with the above, I went ahead and created one outfit that could work for both styles, simply swap out the OTK boots for some heels, to create a dressier look instead. -Some universal things to remember- Never show too much skin. Keep your…
How to Make Organic “Gatorade”

How to Make Organic “Gatorade”

For anyone who consumes Gatorade, or similar sports drinks to replace electrolytes, I have a much healthier alternative for you to try out! Not only is this all organic, it is free of all of the harmful ingredients Gatorade and Powerade's contain, and works better than any other sports drink I have ever tried. I also have a boyfriend who works out pretty intensely for his job and he swears by this stuff! First, let me explain to you why most sports drinks are actually terrible for you. Most sports drinks contain: Chemically modified, refined sugar. Brominated Vegetable Oil- which has been linked to many health issues like acne and other rashes. Genetically made "Natural Flavors". While drinks like Gatorade do replace electrolytes, you can easily do the same with this recipe, without the harmful chemicals, refined sugars or colors. To replace electrolytes naturally, all you need are a few…
The Bernardo Winery in San Diego

The Bernardo Winery in San Diego

While living in Rancho Bernardo for the past year, I discovered the cutest local winery I wanted to share with you all today. For anyone who loves exploring San Diego, and it's hidden treasures, The Bernardo Winery is definitely a great place to check out! Not only do they have their very own vineyard, they also have restaurants, a cafe, gift shops, wine tasting, live music and even a small farmer's market every Friday. The actual property is, of course, beautiful, covered with plush trees, relaxing lawn areas and an overall cutesy vintage farm decor. I don't drink wine, but, for those of you that do... they have a $10 wine tasting which allows you to pick five different wines from their list, and with each selection you get a complimentary chocolate that goes with your selected wine. Overall, The Bernardo Winery is a super cute place for small weddings, anniversaries, intimate celebrations or just a…
Leopard Smoking Slippers by Naughty Monkey

Leopard Smoking Slippers by Naughty Monkey

Every so often, I come across a shoe at work that I instantly fall in love with, and this Media Mash Up, hot pink and leopard smoking slipper by Naughty Monkey is most definitely one of them. Not only is this slipper super comfortable and cute, you can do so much with it! I pair these slippers with all black for a quick but stylish office look, and then when I want a more playful outfit, I wear these with a pop of pink. How cute is the beaded detailing paired with the leopard pony fur? Love, love, love. Since these are a leather style, they will stretch out after a wear or two. I am between an 8.5 and a 9 and the 8.5 fits like a glove. For a select time, take $15 off with code: mash ♡ To shop: www.naughtymonkey.com ✼ Outfit Details ✼ Pink Blazer- H&M 2 years ago Black Tank Top-…
BioMeridian Testing at The Center for Advanced Medicine

BioMeridian Testing at The Center for Advanced Medicine

For as long as I can remember, I have been sick. To anyone who knows me, you probably know me as the girl who is always sniffling, and never without a cough. I have spent most of my life in and out of traditional hospitals, always in search of some relief, however, I usually leave in tears, as modern doctors never seem to treat the actual problem, instead just offer up harmful medicines that only treat the symptoms. Because I was finally sick and tired, of being sick and tired, I took matters into my own hands and had a basic food allergy blood test done last year. This test revealed that I am allergic to gluten, so, I eliminated gluten entirely from my diet. Over time, my cough and ailments did go away, by simply eliminating gluten from my diet, however, I would sometimes still have a slight cough, and never really felt 100%…
Summers Past Farms Pumpkin Patch

Summers Past Farms Pumpkin Patch

Every year, I love going to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve, so, I was super excited to discover Summers Past Farm's Pumpkin Patch! Being a native San Diegan, I am surprised that I have never heard of this place, because it is super cute, the perfect place to pick pumpkins. Summers Past Farms is a quaint little farm located in Alpine, CA, that holds special events year round. Besides offering a festive pumpkin patch in October, they're also a Certified Wildlife Habitat with gardens, a nursery, a few farm animals, a sweet pea maze, soap making classes, a coffee shop, a gift shop and much, much more! It really is the cutest place for the perfect weekend date. Most people were here with their kids, however, my date and I went alone and had a blast! We explored the property, enjoyed a coffee on their patio, and,…
Naughty Monkey Jolt Boots

Naughty Monkey Jolt Boots

Fall is finally here, which means it's time to stock up on boots, beanies & comfy sweaters! I normally am not a fan of boots with a wedged heel, however, these Naughty Monkey JOLT boots worked out well for this casual, comfy outfit I wore yesterday. The JOLT is an all leather boot, with a rounded toe, scrunched 15 inch shaft, and 3 inch wedged heel. This style is available in black, tan, taupe & grey. Want to save $15.00? Use code → helloamanda ← at checkout ♡ www.naughtymonkey.com ❋ Outfit Details ❋ White sweater- Express Cream button up- Express Skinny Jeans- Express Boots- Naughty Monkey Gold Watch- Express Sunglasses- Lulu*s Lipstick- MAC Faux & Whirl Nail Polish- OPI Scores a Goal
Blonde Balayage for Fall

Blonde Balayage for Fall

So, I went a little lighter and a little shorter for Fall ♡ I know most people usually go darker, so, naturally, I decided to do the opposite. I love that I finally found a hair girl that can actually pull of the photos I bring her, I no longer dread the hair salon which is awesome! If you are in the San Diego area, and in need of a fabulous hair stylist, give Angela at call ➸ 619-201-7638  
Kylie Jenner’s Matte Lips

Kylie Jenner’s Matte Lips

Kylie Jenner's mauve matte lips have been quite the hype lately, which is funny, because the color she is rumored to be wearing, is the exact color I wear almost every single day. While there are a few different combinations that make up experts think Kylie is wearing, the most common guess of the infamous mauve matte lip is the following- MAC Lipliner in Whirl MAC Lipstick in Faux NYX in Istanbul (Not needed, but will make the color look extra "matte"). All items can be purchased from Nordstrom.com with FREE shipping! To shop this look click here. So, there you have it, the Kylie Jenner mauve matte lip as easy as 1-2-3! While this may not be the exact combination Kylie uses, you can still use these colors to get an almost identical look, or to create one similar that suits your skin tone. If you want the color to be a bit darker, simply add more…
How to Wear Leopard Pumps from Day to Date!

How to Wear Leopard Pumps from Day to Date!

I recently did a style segment for work- the topic? How to take leopard pumps from day to date. I wanted to put together outfits that girls could actually piece together with items they may already own, because, let's be real- who has the time or money to go and shop for all of these outfits they see online? While sometimes it is fun to shop for new things, it's also nice to be able to recycle the items you already own, into new looks! Leopard print will always be one of my favorite prints, and will definitely be a big trend for the Fall & Winter this year, so, here is how to wear leopard pumps from day to date! ✦ Day Outfit Details ✦ To pull off such a wild heel during the day, and possibly to the office, I thought it was best to pair them with simple pieces. A clean…