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AUGUST 2, 2019

TOP 7 SIGHTS IN XI’AN, CHINA

Tucked away in north central China, Xi’an is the capital of the ancient world and home to the famous Terracotta Army. 2-Days in Xi’an is all you need to fall in love with it’s historic past and trending present. After a luxury direct flight from LAX on Hainan Airlines, my group kicked off our Asia adventure in Xi’an - calling the opulent Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an home - and I am so happy we did. Read on for our perfect 2-day Itinerary and the Top 7 Sights in Xi’an, China you won’t want to miss!

 

July 31, 2019

HOW TO PLAN A BIG TRIP

Traveling far and for an extended period of time is a big investment of time and money, these steps help make sure you’re traveling efficiently so you can fully enjoy your well-deserved vacay. Even if you’re not always organized doesn’t mean you can’t be for this trip. There are many moving pieces you need to consider, so once you’ve decided on your destination let me help you with these 6 easy steps.

 

July 27, 2019

NORDSTROM SALE FINDS:
PREPPING FOR FALL

A little Saturday morning shopping your thing? Check out some of my favorite finds at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. But don’t wait! Things are selling out quickly & sale ends August 4th✨

JULY 23, 2019

SUMMER TRAVEL GUIDE:

3 DAYS IN ICELAND

Iceland is known for its dramatic landscapes, volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs unlike anywhere else in the world. This land of extreme weather and epic wilderness is the perfect escape for those looking for an adventure. I visited Iceland with two of my girlfriends for our annual girls trip this mid-July and had a blast during all 21-hours of daylight. Read on for my 3-Day Travel Guide to Iceland during the Summer time!


JULY 9, 2019

THE BRA WITH SUPPORT & STYLE:
JOCKEY FOREVER FIT

With the support of a wire bra and the comfort of a bralette, I gave Jockey's new Forever Fit Collection a try... and I'm absolutely in love! I hate when I waste money on bras that I can’t wear everyday and don’t last as long as they should. So I’m sharing my everyday around-the-house set by Jockey that I know you’ll love too!

 

July 2, 2019

FAVORITE SUMMER

SHOE STYLES BY DSW


June 26, 2019

VINEYARD VINES TRAVEL GUIDE:

A DREAM COUPLES WEEKEND IN CAPE COD

When vacation time is short… the distance from your room to the beach should be too! ☀️Went on a couples getaway with my girl Olivia Rink to the Chatham Bars Inn with Vineyard Vines & couldn’t recommend this destination more! Sharing our itinerary & packing list for the Ultimate Couples Guide to a Weekend in Cape Cod.

 

June 24, 2019

TURNING YOUR FAVORITE PICS

INTO CANVAS PRINTS WITH MIXBOOK DECOR

Flying over Boston in a helicopter might be my favorite moment we’ve experienced together. With new shelves installed in our living room, I’m using this treasured memory as decor by framing custom canvas prints on Mixbook.com. p.s. there is a discount code hidden at the bottom of this post!

JUNE 4, 2019

WHAT CLOTHING I PACKED FOR

ONE WEEK IN CHINA

Spending most days touring in 85 & 95 degrees of sun ☀️,

these warm weather outfits are wonderful for any summer trip you’re checking off your bucket list!





MAY 20, 2019

TRAVEL GUIDE:

TWO DAYS IN LOS ANGELES

The City of Dreamers, La La Land, LA… whatever name you choose, the city of Los Angeles is a must-visit! With so many things to do and see, it can be a little overwhelming to narrow down your list and avoid cheesy tourist traps. After visiting local friends for years, I’m sharing the best this city has to offer with my… Two Days in L.A. Travel Guide ☀️

APRIL 24, 2019

STEPPING INTO WEDDING SEASON WITH DSW

Wedding season is upon us! So I’ve consulted with wedding pro Brittany Lo to answer The Top 3 Most Asked Wedding Questions so you can be prepared for all of the celebrations to come. Read on to learn more about appropriate attire, gift spending, and the perfect DSW shoes for every venue!




APRIL 18, 2019

BRANDS I LOVE: BIOLAGE

A brand I’ve used for years, Biolage keeps me coming back for more.

Recently tried the new Biolage Deep Treatment Hair Masks & am sharing why I love to take these #smallbymighty packs in the shower with me.

April 9, 2019

PASTEL SUITS YOU

Spring has sprung and with it comes dusting off your spring wardrobe. A must-have for this season: pastel suits. I know, I know, you’re having a Devil Wears Prada moment and thinking, Pastels for spring? Groundbreaking. This year, give this spring staple an edgy update with this menswear twist. Read on for some of my favorites that won’t break the bank. 



April 3, 2019

HOW TRAVELERS DISPLAY

MEMORIES AS DECOR AT HOME

Come take a little peek at the printed decor we made after out last trip. Some are tucked away on my coffee table or elegantly displayed on a shelf, but all of them make me smile and reminisce about our European adventure. Whatever memories you capture, there are many elegant ways to display them with Mixbook. For a few ideas, here are the… Top 3 Ways Travelers Display Memories in their Home




march 26, 2019

BRANDS I LOVE:

SHOW ME YOUR MUMU

In honor of spring, it’s great to get transitional pieces that are wearable now and into the summer months. Spotlighting one of my favorite brands that transitions really well — Show me Your Mumu. Bringing the boho Cali look to Brooklyn and making it my own. Read on for other ideas on how to style their pieces and become a Mumu girl, too!



MARCH 20, 2019

TOP 10 TRAVEL SECRETS

PEOPLE ASSUME YOU KNOW

BUT NEVER ACTUALLY TELL YOU

You guys…hate to admit it but I’ve made every travel mistake in the books. You’re going to want to check out this list to save yourself from wasting money and feeling stressed. All compiled into one post, here are some stories and tips you about the secret rules nobody tells you about traveling.

 

MARCH 13, 2019

THE 7 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR CARRY ON BAG

BEFORE YOUR NEXT INTERNATIONAL TRIP

Arriving at the airport should be an exciting moment before you take off on your next adventure! After just returning from a 2 week trip to Europe, I’ve found the best of the best carry-on essentials to put your travel worries at ease. Don’t miss… the Top 7 Carry-On Travel Essentials You Need before Your Next Trip ✈️



MARCH 10, 2019

TRAVEL GUIDE:

THE PERFECT PARIS WEEKEND

3-Days in Paris?

From restaurants, picturesque points, to the hotel in the heart of it all.

Make the most of a trip you’ve been dreaming about with this travel guide to your - Perfect Paris Weekend!

 

MARCH 4,2019

10 CASUAL DATE NIGHT IDEAS IN NYC

The comfy date night look that will have him thinking about how you are, “the perfect combination of sexy and cute.” 😂Yes, I just quoted ‘Crazy Stupid Love’… because both movie nights in and date nights out are equally as wonderful for a relationship. In addition to this date night look, read on to enjoy a fresh list of 10 Casual Date Night Ideas in NYC ✨

 

February 25, 2019

WHY I WOULD NEVER STAY AT

THE AZULIK TULUM AGAIN…

The Azulik Tulum has a reputation as one of the most unique jungle getaways in the world. 🌴

The rustic tree-houses transport you back in time with woven stick nests and ocean view canopies. But the dream might be limited to Instagram, as I pull back the curtain on this eco-chic resort that has no electricity, forbids camera pictures, and doesn’t allow you to flush toilet paper down the toilet. Read on for an honest review of… Why I would never stay at the Azulik Tulum again.





FEBRUARY 23, 2019

TRAVEL GUIDE:

TULUM’S TOP 20

Known for its white sandy beaches and laid-back vibe, Tulum has transformed over the past few years into an eco-luxury getaway and favorite escape for Americans. But before you lay back & start sipping on that pineapple mojito, I encourage you to check out my full list of favorites with… my Tulum Travel Guide!


FEBRUARY 20, 2019

THE NYFW BEAUTY TREND

YOU CAN ACTUALLY WEAR ON THE DAILY

From backstage to the back seat of your car, we all want a cute fresh face on the go. After running from warehouse to pier during last week’s 2019 NYFW (New York Fashion Week), I spotted this makeup trend and had to share. Not only did it speak to me on the runway but I knew it would simplify my beauty routine. Now, I’m in the Mood for Monochrome. ✨



February 6, 2019

WEDDING GUEST DRESSES

UNDER $150

Wedding season is upon us. ✨ This is a dress I picked up from BHLDN’s Occasion Dress section, but wanted to bring the store to you. Here to make the hunt for the perfect dress a little easier, here are a few…



February 1, 2019

RECHARGE IN THE SHOWER!

REVEALING MY EVERYDAY SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER

You’ve asked! and now I’m answering 🙌 My thick hair needs a nourishing combo in the shower. Sharing my favorite Shampoo & Conditioner in today’s post! Read on to fall in love with the L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair Collection I use in my home ✨

 

JANUARY 23, 2019

TOP 5 STYLISH COLD WEATHER ESSENTIALS

YOU NEED IN YOUR CLOSET

“The cold never bothered me anyway 🎶” is what you’ll be singing when you have these essentials in your winter wardrobe! Sharing my top 5 favorite clothing items that help me enjoy each season’s blanket of snow.


DECEMBER 22, 2018

EPIC LAST MINUTE GIFTS

AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Run out of time & don’t know where to turn? Here are 5 EPIC gifts for her and the stores near you to find them.





December 21, 2018

SCENT OF THE SEASON

A MASCULINE GIFT FOR DAD

To me, masculinity is all about an air of confidence. What makes someone even more confident is having a signature scent that represents their personality. I’m gifting my dad this thoughtful Stetson cologne gift and thought you might love it too – so of course I had to share.



DECEMBER 18, 2018

DSW STYLE SQUAD
DECEMBER PICKS

These busy ladies are always running around New York City. Whether traveling by subway, car, or bus we need stylish footwear to get us where we need to go. Find some of our favorite December shoes hand picked by the #DSWStyleSquad!



DECEMBER 17, 2018

THREE AFFORDABLE LOOKS

TO #SETYOURHOLIDAYSTAGE

The holidays can be stressful enough! Don’t let figuring out what to wear to the events be. Here are three outfits to set your stage for a wonderful holiday celebration. All at great prices from Stage.com!

DECEMBER 10, 2018

MY 27th BIRTHDAY BUCKET LIST!

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Some of us have an internal bucket list we occasionally think about around birthdays and New Years. Often I find writing them down is a good start to actually accomplishing them, but having a deadline even more actionable. So this year, as I’m on the subway commuting to a meeting I'm reflecting on what my heart is yearning to check off it’s bucket list in this next year & sharing it with you!



DECEMBER 7, 2018

WE’RE DATING… BUT… ARE WE “THERE” YET?

WHEN IS TOO SOON TO SEND A HOLIDAY CARD?

Three months? Six months? One year?

How long do you have to be together before sending out a holiday card as a couple?

Let me tell you… learn from my mistake & read today’s post! 😝And for those of you who are ready to send them out - here are my favorite templates from Mixbook ✨

 

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

HOW TO MAINTAIN AN ORGANIZED HOME

3 SECRET TIPS YOU HAVEN’T HEARD BEFORE

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be a challenge! I worked with Neat Method to categorize and declutter my closet and I’ve already seen the impact this has had on my home and life. Here are 3 secret tips to maintaining organization - so you can feel the AhHhhh of walking into a nice home too 🙌


NOVEMBER 23, 2018

CYBER WEEK DEALS ARE HERE!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that Cyber Sales are in full swing - I’m sharing some of my favorite finds on sale. Hope you enjoy!



NOVEMBER 19, 2018

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY EXCEPTIONAL

WITH THE WARM GIFT OF NESPRESSO

After welcoming the VertuoPlus Nespresso machine into our home, our kitchen has become quite the Parisian Café. Each festive & convenient capsule leaves guests lingering and I cherish that people feel at home here. Because I love mine so much, I’m wrapping one up for someone I love! Nespresso makes an outstanding gift for any coffee lover… are you ready to GIFT THE EXCEPTIONAL!? ✨



NOVEMBER 15, 2018

NEW BROOKLYN APARTMENT TOUR!

Moving into a new apartment or looking for some new furniture pieces? Here’s how I decorated my new Brooklyn apartment. Welcome home!

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

GIFT GUIDE

PERSONALIZED GIFTS FOR HER

Great job for getting ahead on your gifting! I find personalized gifts take the longest time to be made and shipped, so wanted to give you a list of my TOP 5 PERSONALIZED GIFTS this holiday season first. Happy shopping 😊

 

NOVEMBER 7, 2018

STYLE THE DSW SHOES

WHICH FALL LOOK IS BEST?

🍂Anyone else having too much fun layering up this fall? 🍂Keeping in the spirit of this stylish season, I thought I’d let you all choose which look is best with DSW’s trendiest shoes. It’s time to let your inner style critic do the “walking” - and let the fall face-off begin!

 

OCTOBER 20, 2018

BEST FALL DAY TRIPS

OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY

🎃Pumpkin Patches, 🍎Apple Orchards, 🌽Corn Mazes, & 👻Haunted Houses… oh MY!

Looking to leave the City? Stop by these favorite spots for New Yorkers for guaranteed fall fun 🍂

OCTOBER 11, 2018

MY OLAY 28-DAY CHALLENGE RECAP

The end, but really just the beginning! Just finished the Olay 28-Day Challenge and I am so grateful for this newly formed habit of taking care of my skin. Come check out my entire skincare journey in today’s post ✨


OCTOBER 1, 2018

TWO BRAIDS I WEAR WHEN I WANT TO

FEEL MY MOST CONFIDENT

When it comes to starting a new chapter, I always want to feel my most confident. One way I feel my most confident is to change up my typical hairstyle by adding a braid. Check out these two looks if you’re looking for some inspo!


SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Ready for a memorable getaway that isn’t far from your doorstep? Plan a trip to the historic city of Richmond, Virginia for a trendy weekend of sipping on rooftops, walking historic streets, and foodie crawling from brunch to dinner.

 

September 24, 2018

FALL HAS ARRIVED!

The leaves are changing which means so does our wardrobe! 🍂 Sharing my favorite cozy sweater dress and a bunch more fall items in this post. Come take a peek

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

MY FIRST APARTMENT IN NYC

THE YOUNG. BROKE. UPTOWN GIRL

Thinking about moving to New York City?

Wondering where to live… how much does it cost… how should you budget?

Here are the top 10 questions that will help you get a better idea of what living in The City is like…


September 17,2018

HOW WE MET

It’s been one year, finally sharing our story ✨

 

September 15, 2018

MONTHLY MUST HAVES:

STUDIO APARTMENT DECOR

Looking to make your studio apartment more homey? Check out these finds for a calming space ✨


AUGUST 30, 2018

3 WAYS TO KICK OFF YOUR DAY

WITH A POSITIVE START

For those of us that live life on the go, your morning can impact how you feel the rest of the day. So here are 3 simple ways to start your day on a positive note.

 

August 15, 2018

DSW STYLE SQUAD AUGUST PICKS

I have an exciting announcement on today’s post 🙊! Grateful the the DSW team & these babes for thinking of me, starting today I'll be able to share with you all a first look a the latest DSW styles each season.

 

August 13, 2018

HIS & HERS EXPRESS JEANS - THE PERFECT FIT!  

Finding a denim fit isn’t always easy… but when it comes to jeans, Express has the perfect pair waiting for you. Check out which styles Nick’s athletic build and my shapely bum prefer, as we take a walk down memory lane.

 

JULY 30, 2018

5 TIPS FOR MAKING THE PERFECT PHOTO BOOK

Capturing memories is fun! But printing & organizing them... not so much.

 Well, I 've got a surprise for you guys... Making a photo book doesn’t have to be daunting anymore… with artfully designed templates by Mixbook. Come check out the stunning hardcover photo album I made for Nick of our Europe trip earlier this year. Plus… I’m also sharing 5 Tips for Making the Perfect Photo Album!

 

JUNE 28, 2018

THE BLOG SWEAT TEST

 5 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF BEFORE BECOMING A BLOGGER

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So you are interested starting your own blog - this is so exciting! You should totally listen to that little creative voice in your head wanting a platform that is all your own. With many questions about my personal blogging journey, I've teamed up with Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant to share more! I also made a Blog Sweat Test below to help you guys figure out if you are ready to get started on your own brand! 

 

June 25, 2018

GET IT IN GINGHAM

 I can honestly say... the only "high" I get is from finding something adorable on sale. 🙈Find this adorable dress & many more adorable gingham options for Fourth of July or your next weekend trip.. all in this post.

 

JUNE 12, 2018

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SILLY

You might think being silly is just for kids, but that light-hearted carefree feeling can actually be good for you and your relationships. There definitely is a time and place for "adulting", but being serious all of the time can lead to an unhealthy heaviness... and you don't want that. Find out the reasons you need a extra scoop of silly in your day and also three games you can play to facilitate some fun. 

 

MAY 24, 2018

LOST & WANDER THIS SUMMER

It's almost summer! Before you put the rooftop down and turn up the radio, I wanted to share one of my favorite summer labels I stumbled upon. Lost & Wander has adorable silhouettes made for women seeing adventure. I’ve selected some of my favorite styles from their collection - come check them out ☀️

 

May 8, 2018

5 WAYS TO PAMPER MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY

Time to celebrate the woman who taught you how to be strong and independent. For those of you that are looking for an extra special way to say - You're amazing Mom & I love you - here is a little list of… 5 Ways to Pamper Your Mom this Mother's Day

 

APRIL 26, 2018

A WEEKEND OF LUXURY IN SOUTHERN SPAIN

NOBU HOTEL MARBELLA

With summer just on the horizon, you might be looking into locations for your next escape... please look no further than Marbella! If I could recommend anywhere in the entire world it would be this quaint town during a tour around Spain. Grazing the southern coast, you'll find a sunny oasis with turquoise waters, premium dining, luxury shopping, night life and much more. 

 

MARCH 23, 2018

WE MADE IT TO LONDON! 

The spring florals may have arrived in this popular shopping district, but since the weather hasn't caught up yet - sharing my go-to travel coat 

 

 

MARCH 9, 2018

Top 5 Things To Do in New York City
& the best ways to enjoy them

From first-timers to fifth-timers, I'm sharing the best of what New York has to offer and their hidden gems no one's telling you about...

 

 

February 1, 2018

28 DAYS OF FITNESS - WIN A YEAR'S SUPPLY OF...

Anyone else need a little more motivation these days to work out? For the past few months I’ve put fitness on the back burner to coffee dates, late night work sessions, and that infamous feeling of, “I’ll start next Monday.” This February, I’m partnering with Tampax Pearl Active and Walgreen’s - committing to 28 Days of Fitness! Would love for you to join me as we give away a year's supply of... 

 

 

DECEMBER 15, 2017

BURT'S BEES LAUNCHES A NATURAL BEAUTY COLLECTION

Makeup that complements you so much, it'll make you blush. I’ve teamed up with Burt's Bees to share all of the beauty products I used to achieve this natural makeup look. They didn't leave anything out of their makeup.. well unless it's synthetic of course. 

 

 

DECEMBER 2, 2017

ADORABLE CUSTOM CHRISTMAS CARDS
FOR EVERY BUDGET

Affordable Christmas Card Designs from Walmart

Can you believe it's already time to mail out Christmas Cards? Picking a photo and printing a quality card in time without it being too expensive can be the biggest lump of coal. To makes things easier this year, I've teamed up with Walmart to share some beautiful Christmas cards that are shockingly affordable.

 

 

NOVEMBER 22, 2017

A TRADITION OF GIVING
L'OCCITANE GIFTS SETS FOR GOOD

Like my family, L'Occitaine has a tradition of giving during the holiday season. Today I'm excited to share two luxurious L’Occitane Shea Butter Collection Gift Sets that contribute to making a difference in the lives of children.

 
 

hello there, I’m Caila.
It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Just a girl in my mid-20s fascinated by love…and this is my journey to find it.

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