Ballet Slippers by Nine West

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Back in the day the only time you’d see me lacing up ballet slippers is practicing my grand jetes in my parents living room. Now it’s become my go-to shoe for work and going out. 

I’m loving these Nine West black ballet flats. I found these little cuties at my last Nordstrom Rack run and since my budget wasn’t quite ready for the Stuart Weitzman version, these were the perfect find! 

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Bridal Behavior

Here’s a behind the scenes look of me and my gorgeous gang at Tucson’s bridal show.

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Evening at Saks Fifth Avenue

What a wonderful night playing dress up in Oscar de la Renta for a night out at Saks!

A Night Amongst Drones

Last night at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Muse had us all entranced as they performed on their Drones world tour. From real drones flying over the crowd to machines as puppeteers controlling the band, Muse truly transformed that arena into a mechanical musical rock opera.

Take a look at my night with Muse and the haunting sounds of their opener Phantogram.


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Winter in Sedona

 

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Hey Y’all,

I’m here to report Winter is…here. At least it was in Sedona, Arizona last weekend. Grey clouds hung low as I grasped tighter to my Kenneth Cole teddy bear coat walking down the shopping strip of 89-A.

Sedona is the perfect get-a-way for us Arizona folks. It’s a place my mom and I especially love to visit when we want to catch up and leave our Phoenix problems behind.

Another wonderful thing about visiting Sedona besides the breath taking views is meeting the quirky locals that call it home. See Sedona is known to be a place for healing. It’s called ‘The Vortex’ because it’s supposedly surrounded by natural healing energy and people flock here because of that. Even during this trip I met a woman from Sweden who found this place so seredipitiously and never left.

She told us years ago she first visited California and remembers this amazing thrift shop that had a turquoise ring she loved. She didn’t wind up buying the ring that day, but she went home thinking about it constantly. So one day back home in Sweden, she decided to sell her farmland and she would move out west to California. With just two bags packed, she boarded a plane to the U.S.

As she was making her way to California her friend told her about a place that carried the same jewelry designer as the one who made that Turquoise ring from the California thrift shop years ago. Without hesitation she took a detour to guess where, Sedona. She told us from the very moment she stepped out of her car she could feel the energy of Sedona calling to her.

She never made it to California. Her second day in town she found a job working at a popular leather store and never looked back. It’s funny, she was telling us this story while playing with her chunky turquoise ring.

I must say I admire her. She lives fully submersed in the moment and trusts to follow her heart no matter what. One piece of advice she gave me to was to remember to always listen to your heart. For the mind only knows what other’s tell it it be true, but the heart, the heart cannot lie and will only show you your true feelings. If you follow your heart, you will always feel full.

I want to leave you on the same note I left with by this incredible woman. Follow your heart in every decision you make because it’s your life to live so live it as your fullest and happiest self.

Thank you Sedona for another memorable trip!

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Style of the Day: The Black Skinny Jean

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A Night Close to the Suns

When your boss gives you tickets to the opening Suns games and your 5 rows back, grab your best gal pal and throw your hair in a pony because it’s game time!

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Monday Night Collaborations

 

Shot by: Josue Orozco
Hair: Lauren Bates
Makeup: Sandy Goldstein

Closed Door Session with Silversun Pickups

I shared my evening Wednesday night with the Silversun Pickups. In a room of fifty people or less, I had the up close and personal access as a guest to the intimate acoustic show out of by Alt AZ 93.3 and the Graduate Hotel Tempe.

Brian (lead singer and guitarist) and Nikki (vocalist and bass guitarist) moved the room with not only their incredible live performance, but through their humor. Let me tell you, I have never laughed so hard at a rock show in my life!

The show was overall fantastic and I simply cannot wait until they officially tour to promote their latest album ‘Better Nature’, which very good by the way. Until then I will have to settle to my videos and Spotify playlists.


  
  

My Impressions of the Great Impressionist Scenery

A city is a jungle of cement and bright lights. As beautiful and complex as it can be, sometimes you just need to get a way to the country side for peace of mind. When in France there are so many wonderful options to escape city noise of Paris. For my friend and I we decided to remove ourselves from the bustling city and take a day trip through Monet’s Garden where we could embrace some of the stillness of the waterlilies.