La Vie En Rose

LA VIE EN ROSE

PLAYING WITH PINKS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

I’m not a very ‘girly girl’ but I do appreciate a touch of soft pinks here and there to add some femininity to an outfit. Seeing as Valentine’s Day is here in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to compile some pieces that would be perfect if you wanted to be a little festive for that day! I usually love rose gold and soft blush accessories to pair with my outfits. I especially love very edgy pieces such as a structured bag or bomber jacket so that I’m still wearing modern, sleek pieces but having it be a nice shade of pink just adds that soft touch to it.

It’s kind of funny because when I was a little girl, I wanted EVERYTHING pink. I loved the Pink Power Ranger, my bed was pink, and I had a little fuzzy pink arm chair.

Seychelles Quake Ruffle Sneakers • Seychelles
Michael Kors Cooper 39mm Bracelet Strap Watch • Michael Kors
Sole Society Karlie Faux Leather Bucket Bag – Pink • Sole Society
Women’s Socialite Strap Front Tee • Socialite
Chloe Small Drew Leather Shoulder Bag – Black • Chloé
Women’s Quay Australia Cherry Bomb 60Mm Sunglasses – Rose Gold/ Pink • Quay
Iris and Ink Pussy-bow silk-georgette blouse • Iris and Ink
Hudson Gene Bomber Jacket, Trooper Green • Hudson
Women’s Steve Madden ‘Christey’ Wraparound Ankle Tie Sandal • Steve Madden

Little Striped Dress

During our trip in New Zealand, we stayed at a small beach cottage in Tauranga and after researching things that we could see or do around the area, I found that everyone mentioned the Mt Maunganui Summit hike. For some reason, I got the impression that the hike was leisurely, so I wore my Converse sneakers and a comfy dress for it. Big mistake.

It was a very difficult hike for me, which may be slightly more leisurely for others due to my asthma. Nonetheless, we kept at it and finally made it to the top after a while. It was so worth it. The views were spectacular and pictures really don’t do it justice. Probably because I had a huge sense of accomplishment after completing the hike, but either way, it’s a must see!

 

OUTFIT

Striped Dress (Similar HERE and HERE)| Sneakers

All You Need Is Love

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I love finding cool murals and backdrops around the city but I particularly ‘love’ this one because of the simplicity of it, yet it conveys such a profound message. With everything that’s going on in the world and violence that occurs each and everyday, a little bit of love can go a long way.

I was feeling particularly sick that day but I made myself get out of the house to grab some soup for lunch and make a pit stop at this beautiful wall. It definitely brightened my day up a bit with all of it’s bold colors.

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OUTFIT

White T-shirt| Black Vest (Similar HERE and HERE)| Sandals (Similar HERE)| Tasseled Clutch|

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Back to School Supplies

Now, I haven’t been in school for a while but I can still appreciate the excitement for buying fresh new school supplies! It was always my favorite part of going back to school, even though just a few days into a new school year, I was already sick of it and want vacation. To lessen the sadness of Summer vacation ending, I looked forward to stocking up on the cutest school supplies! If I were to still attend school, these would be my picks to make sure I had the coolest stuff!

Check them out! 🙂

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide *Under $100

Father’s Day is just around the corner and I know most of us are scrambling to figure out what to get Pops! I generally take my dad out to dinner and try to find concert tickets for him because he’s a big music guy, but if you’re stumped on what to get good ol’ dad, here are a few suggestions I’ve come up with! And on the plus side, these are all $100 or less! I know I’m always on a tight budget.