Review: 6 Things To Keep In Mind When You Le Tote.

It still amazes me how many different styles an LBD can come in. When I saw this little number pop up in my Le Tote, I had to try it on. So, I have regrets. I didn't keep it. I don't know why? It was a racer back; it had a cool skirt cut and a long zipper. What's not to love?Doesn't every girl need 20 LBD's? Yup. But this blog post isn't about my fashion fails; it's about my first Le Tote box.
If you're thinking about trying out Le Tote here's a few things to keep in mind.

1. Customize your tote. I'm currently on my 3rd box, and I've customized every single one.
2. Give it a few boxes before deciding whether or not to keep going.
3. The first box will help you determine sizes. There is a questionnaire about what size you are, but inevitably something will come in the wrong sizes. Use it to tweak your profile. 
4. Go out of the box. Go ahead and choose something that you wouldn't necessarily try on. You get four items, so just use one of your choices to push your fashion comfort zone.
5. Take advantage of trying clothes on at home, by mix and matching the items from the box with clothes you already own.
6. Don't keep the box too long. I tend to keep the box a little longer than I should. That's because sometimes I'm on the fence if I like something or not. I've changed my ways. I try them on and if it's not love at first sight pack it all up and send it out. Go with your first instinct you never want to talk yourself into an item.

My out of the box item was this black popsicle clutch. I would never give this a second look even though its speaks to my quirky fun side.

This is why I'm a fan of Le Tote; the whole shopping experience is on your time. It comes to your home. You can have a little fun by mixing and matching the items with clothes you already own. It just really feels like you're not making an impulse decision, but really choosing items that you will wear over and over again.

Have you tried Le Tote?
Click HERE to get started.


The Little Red Romper

My love of red has no bounds. I pretty much wear every shade of red on my lips, red-orange, pink, red, grapefruit red, neon red - I just say bring on all the reds. So it only makes sense that my love of red would seep into my everyday wear.
This summer I'm looking for a little red romper to bring joy to my happy hour life.

Last summer season this cutout peek a boo romper was a favorite. I fell into the romper trend late in the summer game. In truth, I thought rompers would not work for my petite body. I had tried on more than my share, and they all fit weird. I don't have long legs or a long torso; I'm just petite all around and rompers more times than naught just don't fit.

But it just goes to show when you don't give up - one might just come along to brighten your days. So, now I'm searching for another (or a few more) little red romper to rock this summer.


The printed romper :This is the little romper for all occasions, music festivals, bbqs and happy hours.


The flirty, gets a little low romper, its perfect for date night, girls night out - just add heels.

Front Roe

The spaghetti strap romper -perfect for beach days, boat days, farmers markets and anywhere else you want to go. 

So if you don't already have a little romper in your life, get on it!

top photo by My Showroom



It's not all business ladies. You probably associate the pencil skirt with work attire, I know I do. But they're the perfect piece to rock on the weekend. There's no doubt in my mind that your weekend event schedule is packed. Yes, there's pool parties and bbq's, but there's also bridal showers, weddings, engagement parties and the list goes on. But one thing for sure is that the dress code does not include distressed jean shorts and crop tops.
This is where the pencil skirt comes in.

You probably have a black pencil skirt, but they do come in different colors. The pastel pink color can go from spring to summer super easy.

The super feminine lace pencil skirt can easily go a little casual when paired with your favorite chambray button down.

Crop top! See you can work your summer crop top into your outfit without getting looks from Grandma. 

See your favorite office staple can easily work all summer long. 



It's true that your hair journey never comes to an end. There are waves of contentment, flashes of happiness and moments of WTF. But if you're lucky your hair journey is made up of more waves and flashes.

Thanks to Sassoon Salon I'm currently riding a strong stylish wave. I honestly thought I was living my best hair, but then after one conversation with Lisa (stylist at Sassoon Salon), I realized I was just doing what was comfortable.

A few years back I cut my hair short and got on the bang bandwagon. I loved it. It was freeing and easy. But then Lisa thought I should let my hair grow out. WHAT? It goes against everything I had been doing. Well, here I am 6 months later with hair past my shoulders and I've never been happier. She was right it does fit my face shape a little better. She also helped me shape it while I let it grow out, so I've never felt like a walking talking ball of hair. Yes, that can happen.

One thing I know I did need help with was hair color. I had gone from never dying my hair to being a bright blonde; I was on a roller coaster and I didn't know how to get off. But Carmen came in and really talked to me about it. I explained to her that I needed a change, my makeup, my lipstick always seemed to be fighting my hair. One thing that won't change about me is my love of bright lips, so I needed to find a shade that made my features pop. Did I find my color? Yup, but it wasn't overnight. We tried a few things, and it really came together.

What have I learned for the last few months of HAIR CARE:
1. Take examples to your stylists, but make sure the examples are of people with the same face shape and hair texture. Expectations have to be realistic.
2. Talk to your stylists. When I talked things out with Lisa and Carmen, we were able to figure out what I really wanted and what I could really achieve.
3. Trust is not automatic, but once you develop that relationship with your stylists you're able to say things like "if you think that's best" and really mean it.
4. They're the experts. I'm totally comfortable saying I don't know anything about hair. The advice that Lisa and Carmen give me is taken to heart, I know they want me to be happy with my hair.
5. Push boundaries, don't stay comfortable. I was stuck in my short hair moment, and I really think I would not have the hair today without pushing my box a little bit.

Now go get your best hair! Lisa and Carmen are located at Sassoon Salon in Downtown Seattle.

photos by KNDM.CO



I love flamingos; I love yoga pants, so when I saw that PINS TO KILL had flamingo yoga pants I had to have them. 

Leggings c/o Pins to Kill

I know what you're thinking they look almost too cute to withstand a hot power vinyasa class. I am happy to report they were comfortable, kept their shape, as in supported me - no having to pull up my pants in class - and at least three people asked to where I got them. I love when clothes are conversation starters. 

If Flamingos are not exactly your jam Pins to Kill has some other brilliant designs, and you can also design your own.
Get your own pair here: PTK


4 Ways to Wear Your Classic White Shirt This Summer!

The classic button down shirt, the boyfriend shirt, the white shirt is a staple. And currently, my favorite thing to wear. It has the sophistication that easily elevates anything you wear with it, in this case jeans. 

Short sleeves. I don't know why we automatically think long sleeves when it comes to the button down. But this will be your best friend on warm/hot days. Especially since sometimes you need a go to top for those important moments where a tank top just wont do.

Knotted. As a petite lady a lot of my favorite shirts, including the classic white button down can be a little long. I love this fun take and will even use this for some of my non-white shirts.

athens street style

Tuck it in! I don't really own high waisted jeans, but this look makes me want to. It's so simple, white shirt, jeans and black heels. You could go anywhere in this perfect look.


Let Loose. Is it a T-shirt dress, is it your boyfriends to big for you shirt or are you just super petite? It doesn't really matter, roll up the sleeves, and distressed jeans and nude heels and you're ready to go.

The moral of the style story is that even though its a classic white shirt that everyone may own, it can fit in with your style and pretty much guarantees a fresh look everyday of the week.



Summer hair do care.
Do you feel the need to do something with your hair every time a new season is on the horizon? Me too.
I look through Pinterest; I screen grab instagrams and sometimes I even stop people on the street to ask them where they get their hair done. Well, I used to do all of this. In the last few months, I've had my hair cut, styled and colored - and instead of doing all of the above, I turn to my hairstylist and colorist for their recommendations. You see, you can have a folder full of hair inspo, but more often than not the person sporting the cut or color doesn't have hair like yours.
It can be frustrating, but when you go to a hairstylist or a colorist that knows their stuff, they can tell you what cut best fits your face shape or what color will work best with your skin tone, and so much more.

The last six months, everything about my hair has changed. Thanks to Lisa (hairstylist) and Carmen (colorist) at Sassoon Seattle.
My hair has never been this color, my bangs are gone, and my hair hasn't been this long in years. And I love it.

Sassoon and I want you to love your hair too.
So, I'm so happy to announce an AMAZING giveaway.
Head over to my Instagram for your chance to win a $300 makeover voucher to Sassoon. CLICK HERE
Giveaway runs through 6/12.

Check out these other posts to see my Sassoon Style: Curly  - Less Curl - Straight

This is a sponsored post, but I am a huge Sassoon fan and currently get my hair done there.


So Sporty, But You Don't Have to Play Sports to Wear This.

I confess I'm not the biggest sports fanatic. I play sports, I watch them, I know the names of the popular players, and I have my opinions. But my favorite part of being a sports fan is the merchandise.  I have jerseys, t-shirts, leggings, but my favorite item is the hat.

Why? Because I can wear it with my favorite clothes and I don't have to be going or watching a game. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to wear a baseball cap.


 1. With My favorite sunny combo, dress and sneakers. So laid back casual that you can go from brunch to a bbq. 

Happily Grey
2. The perfect accessory for your all denim look.  

Hustle and Hylcon
 3. All white, it's a risky look for a sports game, but your hat sure does pop with your white jeans.

Pink Peonies

4. Prints? Yes! You may notice that this isn't exactly a "Sports Team" hat but its still a baseball cap. And it goes with stripes, flower print and polka dots. Go ahead and try it.

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5. At the beach. If you're not a floppy hat girl, this is a great option.

Baseball caps are so versatile and compliment all types of outfits. You just have to find a color and team that works for you.