Forever 21 Finds

I know, I know, I know…maybe my old ass shouldn’t be shopping at Forever 21.

I’m not trying to be like one of those “cool moms” who’s trying to be hip and cool. Sometimes, I just like a good deal.

And buy 2, get one free for any jewelry is a pretty good deal.

Yo, check these out!


This reminds me of the old-school door-knocker earrings from way back when. These are plastic instead which is why it’s so cheaper. But look how dope these are? Only $6.


I have 7 piercings in my ears and I like to wear earrings in all of the holes if possible. I can’t really wear studs all of the time because they sometimes bother my ears. But these hoops are super cute! $6.


One of my BFF’s, Ricci, is a style maven. She can accessorize, figure out the craziest lipstick color and she could rock it like no one’s business, and just be a hip diva all around. I couldn’t find a third pair of earrings that spoke to me, but I picked these up for her. #FREE

So, there you have it. I don’t go into Forever 21 to still prove I’m down with the Underground, but just to get some cute finds.

What are your favorite Forever 21 finds?


Happy Easter/Resurrection Sunday!

He Is Risen!

We went to see the Easter bunny a few weeks back at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. The pictures didn’t come out so great (I’m biased due to being married to a photographer), so Maks fixed them!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! xoxoxo


Family Trip to LAFC!

I recently scored tickets to LAFC as a Yelp Elite Perk. While we were there, a Verizon rep upgraded our tickets and we were able to get on-field access (I knowwwwwww…..crazy, right?)

After an experience of a lifetime and being this close to the players (we weren’t allowed to interact with them but that was fine by us), here are are some amazing photos from our weekend!

The black and white photos are courtesy of hubby, @caliwinter.

Football stadium sign
It was rather cold in the stadium. Fleece blanket, $30.

To purchase, click here.

When we were allowed on-field access before and after the game, we enjoyed the seats. Bear, particularly, loved the popcorn.
Pre- and post-game field access passes courtesy of Verizon Wireless.


How one can tell they have a small boy? LOL
After the game, we were allowed to do penalty kicks! Bear made his on the first shot!
A winning smile after making his goal!
And of course, the obligatory couple selfie pic. 🙂

I just love the excitement and energy a LAFC game brings! If you’re in the L.A. area, I highly recommend going to one!

A shout-out to Yelp Elite Perks and Verizon for their awesome customer service.

To purchase a LAFC game ticket, click here.

High-End Product Review: NARS Double-Refining Exfoilator

I’m always in search for something to just exfoliate the hell out of my skin without making me look like a leper. After a recent visit to the WeHo NARS store, I decided to get a little more fancy with my skin care for once.

Now don’t get me wrong – I love finding a good deal and I often shop at Target, CVS, WalMart, with the occasional Sephora and ULTA splurges. But sometimes, you need to treat your skin and see how it likes what you gave it.

Enter NARS skin care.


I’m a huge fan of NARS products so I didn’t know they had a skincare line. I was anxious to try it as the risk of my wallet.


I was taught this exfoliator works two ways – if you just put it on, and rub your face, it’s great. If you leave it on for a couple minutes while you bathe, it’ll work on your skin at a deeper level.


It goes on very light and it has a very light scent. You don’t have to use too much and I only used it this a few times a week because I was afraid of overdrying my skin.

And of course, I’m sure you’re anxious to see me fresh-faced and everythang:




  1. NARS is a strong brand.
  2. It’s nice and light, with very little fragrance
  3. It exfoliates your skin without overdrying.
  4. It’s best to use in the shower. You can put this on your face while you bathed and rinse off when you’re done.


  1. It’s pricey, y’all. $34.00 Most exfoliators cost a fraction of that.
  2. It’s best to use in the shower. Yeah. I know I said that as a pro, but it’s also a con. Unless you want to sit with exfoliator on your face for 2-3 minutes, this is really best to use in the shower.

I do recommend because it’s good, but it’s expensive.

If you tried it, what do you think?

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Nine years ago, we decided to forgo all of the fancy wedding planning and just get hitched at the Beverly Hills Courthouse. The original intent was to get married at San Francisco City Hall and then have a celebration for everyone.

While I’m still salty I didn’t pursue that original idea, I do hope to have something planned for our 10th wedding anniversary next year. Maybe not a vow renewal, but maybe something for all of our friends and family to come and enjoy. A reception without the wedding thing.

For now, here are some photos of us throughout the years! Enjoy!

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