4.29.2015

Coastal Getaway

Coastal Great Away

Shaun and I are heading to the coast this weekend so I thought I would create a board of stylish items one might bring to our stunning coastline for the weekend.

Have a great day! 


4.28.2015

Pink Gingham









Hello! 

I hope everyone had a fun weekend and a smooth Monday. I did well.  At least the weekend part worked out: we went to Napa, but our water heater decided to take its last breath of life Monday morning. Fun stuff.

Anyways, back to our weekend.  It was our good friend, Lauren's, birthday, and we thought a day of wine tasting would be a lovely way to celebrate . First stop: White Hall Lane. White Hall has a fantastic sauvignon blanc, their cabs are delicious( big, bold classic California red). Their price point, considering the caliber of wines, is really quite reasonable. After our visit to White Hall, we ventured a mile or so North of downtown Saint Helena to Duckhorn Vineyards . Pretty much love all their wines but my most favorite is the Discussion! Tasting at Duckhorn is a bit different. Rather then standing at a tasting counter they seat the party at their own table. It is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with friends. A little advice: call and make reservations and ask for a table on their wrap around porch. Little confession: I did not taste this trip but I am very familiar with all the wines above as we are members of both wineries and enjoy these lovely wines at home too:) I have really cut back on the wine intake in preparation for IVF.  I have happily switched to hot lemon water in the evenings now that we have officially started :) 



Let me add a little disclaimer: You must excuse the lack of pedicure in the photograph above. I decided to stop getting professional pedicures and painting my nails. It seems painting and the buffing was damaging my nail bed so I decided to give my self mani/pedis and focus on the health of my feet and nails. I am hoping for beautiful bare toes. I will let you know how it goes:) 

Have a lovely day!!

What I wore Blouse Old Navy (low stock due to very low price..under 16 bucks!) Here is another really cute gingham blouse | Jeans Banana Republic | Bag Rebecca Minkoff | Scarf Similar Here | Shoes Tory Burch | Sunnies H&M 

4.25.2015

Sorbet








What I wore Dress Ann Taylor (ON SALE!) | Pumps Similar Here and Here  | Bag Rebecca Minkoff | Bracelet  Thank you Le Tote!! | 

4.22.2015

Piperlime Picks

I am not sure if you heard the sad news: Piperlime is closing its doors for good, but there is a silver lining...EVERYTHING is on sale.  Through the end of TODAY take an additional 40% off with code SALEONSALE.  Here are my picks!  Happy shopping:)

Piperlime Picks



Tunic
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Piperlime Collection pink coat
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Wren jump suit
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Beyond Vintage shorts
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Blank Denim shorts
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4.21.2015

Tennis






Confession: I do not play tennis. I do get exercise, but I am more of a spin/yoga girl these days. Any sport that involves throwing, catching, hitting, or running after a ball is not for me. It gives me a mini panic attack if someone yells "here catch!!!" - watch me run the other direction or scream "NO!!!" as I cover my face with my hands and bend into a upright fetal position. 

     With all of this said...I can still look the part!

I originally bought these shoes to wear to Disneyland last week, and boy, they were a life saver (we walked 10 miles a day), but I find they are great for running errands or walking into town with Arthur (our fur baby) and Shaun for dinner.  I must add I have gotten a few compliments!


On a personal note: If you follow me on Instagram you already know I am heading into a cycle of IVF. I have for the past month been in a prepping cycle, and we start injections in a week. This is my second try with IVF. The last one I did not respond to (we got one little egg), and with a new doctor and protocol, we are feeling very hopeful! The plan is to do two rounds of IVF.  Then, hopefully, implant healthy embryos late Summer/early Fall. So please send some happy thoughts and prayers our way. And if I start to look a little worn out and grumpy you know why;)

Nickie 

Dress LACOSTE | Shoes Nike | Bag Target | Sunnies Ray-Ban |

4.02.2015

Blue and White Stitch









Good morning!! 

It's Spring in the Bay Area, and I am excited! Time pull out all of those easy, breezy, girly dresses. This one in particular is all of the above and more...would you not agree? It's very comfortable, and I heard "what a pretty dress" over and over while wearing this embroidered baby doll. 

Above, I styled the dress with "must have" and hard to find under $500 sandal of the season The Gladiator. These are just under $160. I think a red espadrille would look adorable or classic flip flop if you want to keep it simple! 

By the way, if you are still in the market for the red pumps, I featured in Red/White/Grey they are now on sale 30% off at Nordstrom !! 

What I wore | Dress Chic Wish | Sandals Zara | Bag Similar | Glasses Amazon (Under 10 bucks!!!) | Bracelet Stella & Dot's Current Style | Rings Similar |
 

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