Polka Dots

foldable hat and hat similar // polka dot camisole // jeans // sunglasses // heels (under $60!) // cute similar clutch

My in-laws are in town and date nights were the original plan. However, life had other plans. Levi got sick and won’t let go of me, so goodbye freedom and yummy Italian food at Gales alone with Reid. Oh well, my mother-in law organized my kitchen cabinets so I can’t complain too much. We got a raincheck for a date night at Gale’s.

I found this polka dot camisole online on sale — love the print. It came with a skirt that I also ordered. However, it didn’t look good on me. So I styled it with my old favorite denim, practical hat (in this 100 degree heat) and pink blush sandals.

Which is your favorite?

polka dot dress (wearing a S/M and I’m 5’9″)// heels // sunnies // necklace “All eyes on Me” only $62!

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been super tired during this pregnancy and have found creative ways to lift my mood, and keep moving so I’ve shared them below. Can you believe I have only 13 weeks remaining– but who’s counting? This sign my photographer and I found “Far better things ahead’ really spoke to me because it really is all about perspective. I’m growing this human and many more special days and memories to be made up ahead. Don’t fret! The back pain and leg pressure is all worth it when I’m finally staring at his face holding him in my hands.

Deep Breathe take a deep breath through your nose, hold it and breathe out through your lips

De-Clutter It may sound funny, but when I clean out my closet or the fridge, I can think more clearly and it gives me a sense of joy, seriously!

Take a walk or workout – this helps clear my head

Wear polka Dots – wearing them truly lifts the mood!

Get your favorite drink at your favorite coffee shop, mine is an almond milk mocha and I feel special when I do something small for myself. If you want to go the extra mile, buy a stranger a coffee too!

Have you entered my giveaway on Instagram? I’m giving away 5 $100 gift cards. Just in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Be sure to check Instagram for the rules.


polka dot top similar // pants // heels // earrings // bag
Spring is the time of year when I like to start taking a few fashion risks. I’ll step outside my regular comfort zone and mom uniform and try to incorporate new trends or a bold pattern. Right now, that pattern is polka dots. I definitely think there’s a way to embrace a fun polka dot outfit, but also keep your look sophisticated and stylish. Plus, it just seems like there are so many cute polka dot finds at Nordstrom right now, and because I do so much of my shopping there, I want to embrace it!
For this particular look, I went the chic route with an all-white outfit that’s perfect for spring. The paper bag pants fall right in line with the wide-leg trend that you’ve probably seen everywhere, and can also be worn with so many different tops. Of course, though, because I’m wanting to incorporate polka dots into my life, I chose this adorable long sleeve crop top with a ruffle detail. It adds a little whimsey and is great for brunches or a date night.

My biggest tip for adding polka dots to your style is to mix and match! You can do this pattern-wise, like how I added the round straw bag with the stripe pattern. Or, you can also take something more whimsical like a polka dot top and mix it with extra chic pants and a pretty mule or kitten heel.

polka dot top similar // jeans on sale! // trench // earrings // heels

LA is the land of a million cute places to eat. Whether you’re looking to do breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee or any meal in between, you’re probably no more than a mile from an amazing coffee shop or restaurant. I have a few places I keep on rotation both for me, but also spots I like to take the kids. If I had to choose, these are probably my top five.

Lavender and Honey First, this place is extremely instagram-worthy, so already it gets major points in my book. It’s great if you just need some espresso or if you want to have a light lunch. It also has some fun options for the kids menu-wise. I love the toast bar. Can you ever go wrong with avocado toast? Nope 🙂
Sqirl Sqirl always has something new on their menu and uses the freshest ingredients. It’s also great if you have any food sensitivities or allergies because of its vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. Their whole menu is delicious, but the baked goods are all to die for.
Kitchen Mouse This is a Highland Park favorite for the kids. They have a closed-in play area that makes it really easy to entertain them while I get in a bite to eat. Their menu is also great for restricted eaters as it’s all vegan and vegetarian. The TLT is a favorite on the menu—tempeh, lettuce and tomato, but they also have plenty of kids options.
LaMill LaMill is all about the coffee. When I need a serious wake up call, this is where I head. My go-to order is their omelette with goat cheese, but as long as you’re a coffee lover, you really can’t go wring with anything on their menu.
Winsome Winsome is like the modern, cool version of the 1950s diner. It has a counter with stool seating, and an open layout so you can see the kitchen. Its menu is delicious comfort food all the way. If you’re looking for a good brunch spot, this is it.
And of course, don’t forget your perfect-for-spring trench and a cute polka dot top to run around to all these places with friends or family. Which is your favorite? Comment below!
Thank you Lavender & Honey for your hospitality, photos by Felicia Lasala Photography

Who said you can’t wear pink and red? I guess you could say I’m gearing up for Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Consider this a heads up for what is yet to come. Order yours before everyone else?

I’m loving these cropped polka dot pants with a casual graphic tee, blush heels, pink faux fur jacket and my go-to red cap. The graphic tee doesn’t take the outfit too seriously and the polka dots add just enough whimsey. What are you wearing for Valentine’s Day? We don’t have special Valentine’s Day traditions per say, but I am planning on making these cookies with my girls and eating with this cute pink dinnerware I just ordered. I’m not a huge baker but my kids always love when do, so I try! Any excuse to wear pink or polka dots and drink tea and cookies together right?


red hat // polka dot pants and this jumpsuit version is cute! // graphic tee // faux fur coat similar and similar //blush heels  // sunglasses 


See more Shopbop faves from the sale here

Photography by Jordan

I’m always on a search for red pants and these are an awesome find. I love them paired with polka dots and brown nude sandals. We’re experiencing foggy chilly weather here in LA so I would pair this with a trench for chilly nights at Republique. Sometimes the missing link for an outfit is a pop of red. Happy Saturday!

More cute red pants


red pants SPRING (size up) :: polka dot top TOPSHOP on sale! (I got a US6)

:: hat :: heels


We have a busy season coming up with summer ending and school right around the corning.  So this is the time to put on our favorite OOTD and hit the Art’s District for a leisurely walk around one of the most inspiring areas of Los Angeles.  The area is thriving with old warehouses, murals and creative/fashionable people everywhere.  I can’t help but leave with fresh new ideas I can’t wait to explore in my own closet.  Fully inspired, I headed to Nordstrom looking for that pre labor day dress that was cute, but edgy.  Polka dots are unapologetically bold and cute any season.  The dress I’m wearing can be dressed up with heels for a meeting DTLA or dressed down with sneakers for an ice cream date in Pasadena. I also found this polka dot skirt (under $100!).

As for Nordstrom, well, who doesn’t love Nordstrom? Their customer service is five-star, and I seriously think that (along with their amazing merchandise selection) is what sets them apart from most retailers. I often go to Nordstrom with kids and a tight schedule and I’m always given the best service and the most options while my kids love getting balloons in the shoe department every. single. time. Whether I make it to the store or shop online, Nordstrom is my go-to for daily fashion and really should be for any busy mom on the go. I mean, I prefer dot com just to avoid the dressing room tantrums and constant “can we go” requests, but curb side service also works. All in all, Nordstrom makes it easy to get what you want, when you want it. So go find you some polka dots!



polka dot mini dress TOPSHOP NORDSTROM :: Faye Bag CHLOE :: sandals AGL :: sunnies CHLOE

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Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post!

One of those trends that never gets old, are polka dots! It’s amazing how versatile they are dressed up with white heels or down with white sneakers. I personally love them with all white accessories for a clean and somewhat preppy look. How do you like to wear yours?

Topshop midi dress version of this

Topshop top

Nasty Gal Off the shoulder top

Make Me Chic dress only $25!

polka dot romper :: TOPSHOP :: heels ASOS similar :: sunnies CHLOE :: bag SENREVE


exact top :: similar :: cutoffs similar  ($55 option) :: hat :: sunnies ::

While hubby can school me at a game of pool, any day, I’ll take my losses. Mickey and Minnie were on to something when they chose this playful print. Whenever I find anything polka dot for my girls, I snatch it up because there’s nothing cuter. It acts like a neutral and looks great paired with denim and white pants. Happy Tuesday!

More polka dot favorites here

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I’m loving polka dots lately! I can’t seem to get enough. From socks to tops, this print is crazy versatile and this skirt is no exception. I may change it up this weekend for our froyo date night by pairing this skirt with a denim shirt, white tee (on sale) or this unexpected $24 blouse. Happy weekend!

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