Gift Guide ( Valentine's Day )

10 February 2016

Gift Guide


Don't know what to get your boo well here are some ideas that shouldn't brake the bank. My husband and I like to keep our Valentine's day pretty low key so we normally order take-out and get each other something under $50. This year we went a little over and bought a new T.V for our living room. What are you getting your boo this year ? 

Get your link on

05 February 2016

The day has finally arrived - my Baltimore squad is here ! I am beyond excited it's been 3 long months since I've seen my girls and oh how I've missed them. This weekend we plan on laying on the beach in Coronado, eating tacos till our pants burst , riding bikes around North Park and hiking Torrey Pines. If you want to check out what kind of mischief we'll be getting into follow me on Instagram or you can find me on Snapchat (@my_beatboutique).
Happy Weekend.

This buffalo chicken recipe looks delish.
A great DIY I want to try.
Do I need another pair of sneakers ? Yes I do.
Another way to pull your hair back.
I need to learn how to make ceramics.
When can I move in ?

01 / Inspiration Central

03 February 2016

Everlane has been stepping-up their game this season . I fell in love with them a few years ago when I purchased The Modern Loafer in black - it took a while to break in (note: order a size up) but they are now my go-to loafer. The leather is so soft and the shoe is so chic not your average loafer. I've been wanting to order a few of their basic crew neck tees for the summer but after seeing their winter styles I want one of everything. They turned your basic sweater and loafer and made it simply chic. I'm anxious to see where this four year old brand will go from here. 

01 / My life lately

31 January 2016

Wearing : Since becoming a Californian I've been wearing this Madewell X Sezane sweater. The fit is perfect and it's exactly what you need when in 65 degrees everyday.

Feeling : I have had zero motivation to look for employment and apply for school. Lets just say I've been so focused on making our home a home that I really haven't bothered with career/ money making or life.

Eating : We got a Nutra Bullet for Christmas and we've been getting our juice - on for the past month and it 's made breakfast so much easier. My favorite juice is a mix of acai , chai seeds, apples, cucumbers, kale, spinach, bananas and coconut water - so delish.

Wanting : I've been wanting these Charlotte Olympia kitty flats for some time and I'm debating if I should spend my side money I've been holding on to on them or continue to save up for my Celine trio bag. [side money : Xmas, birthday and cash I've been saving for over a year to buy that something special]

Loving : I recently went to Barnes and Noble and browsed their magazine section and came across The Collective Quarterly  a design and travel magazine. The issue I picked up (3rd issue) the cover is a beautiful pink color and it has so many surfer photos and you know how much I love surfers. It's definitely a good read.

Listening : Since the passing of David Bowie I've had Space Odditylisten here ) on repeat.  There will never be someone as creative as him and it's so sad that he's passed but glad that he shared his art with the rest of the world. What was your favorite Bowie jam?

Watching : We went to see 13 Hours over the weekend and loved it. My husband was deployed during all that Benghazi nonsense and it gave me an insight to what was going on during his deployment. Also John Krasinski goes shirtless in the film and ladies it's worth the watch.

Obsessing : I am in the process of decorating our home and I've been spending too much time on West Elm blog. Does anyone else obsess over this store ? I have one a few miles from my house and I've been popping in there at least once a week - dangerous.

Anxious : My Baltimore squad will be arriving in the next few days and I cannot wait to see them and soak up as much girl time with them two.

Random thought : When is Netflix going to have Felicity and Beverly Hills 90210 so I can relive my teenage years and 20's.

01 / Denim Saturday's

27 January 2016

While all my east coasters were wearing parka's on Saturday we were in sunny California wearing denim jackets. In case you're wondering yes I am pretty bitter that Jonas waited till I moved away to take a snow dump in Maryland. Saturday we decided to walk around Fashion Valley (San Diego mall) and kill some time before meeting some friends for dinner. It was a pretty low key day filled with finding some tees 70% off at American Apparel (score!) and browsing the Celine section at Nordstrom. When your husband suggests the mall you don't think you just go ! 

I haven't worn a denim jacket since grade school so I wasn't sure if I was ready to wear one in my 30's. I was looking for one that was broken in and flattering for this 5'2 gal that's when The Gap read my mind and created the perfect denim jacket that goes with everything. I paired this jacket with my favorite denim pants and this broken-in tee from Madewell to tie this look together I added this red scarf for a pop of color.  All together making this the perfect outfit for a day at the mall. 

denim jacket : Gap | top: Madewell (old) | jeans : Old Navy | bag : Madewell | shoes : Madewell (old)