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LSJ : Memorial Day sale...

This week leading up to final exams has been a doozy.  So when I saw this boho dress on sale for 50% off I had to grab it.  It is called the Lisbon and its  flowing sleeves, crocheted Lace, and button down front had been calling my name for weeks.

It's perfect for summer because it has a breathable fabric and soft underskirt for the ultimate comfort. I plan on wearing it as a maxi and also leaving the bottom unbuttoned with some shorts underneath.
My next grab was this Tory Tunic.  This one is not on sale but with the money I saved on the Lisbon, I decided to treat myself.  It is a nice heather grey.  A perfect neutral.  I plan on wearing it with white jewelry and sandals.  It looks like the perfect thrown on vacation dress and I plan on taking this beauty with me everywhere I go this summer.
I also added this "Oui" cuff to my cart because how could I not?!  
The inspiration behind this cuff is :
"I imagine yes is the only living thing." E.E. Cummings

These cuffs would make great graduation gifts for the special Señorita Jolie in your life, don't you think?

Well that does it for my retail therapy.  
Make sure you check out the LSJ Memorial Day Sale, it starts today!

LSJ style : "Laura"

Happy Monday!  We're in full Spring/Summer vibe over here in LA.  So it's out with the darks and in with the bright colors.  My pick today is the "Laura" in Groovy Gold from La Señorita Jolie.  I recently became a style ambassador after stalking their IG for 2 years.  Their style is very Casual, Comforable and Chic which is right up my alley.
I like to think they named they shirt after me but really I just got lucky with this happy golden color being attached to my name.
It is the perfect layer for morning walks with the boys.  León has been a bit wild this weekend so we start our walks at 6 am when it's still chilly so this golden layer is just perfect. We recently started taking León to day care and it has been a game changer.  He is much calmer at home but on the weekends he still wants to play ALL DAY.  I love puppyhood but it has its downfalls when you just want to CHILL.
The "Laura" is a Dolman style shirt so it is very forgiving. and it comes in a variety of fun colors. I paired it with cut offs but it could easily be dressed up with a pair of white skinnies.  
I am down to 2 weeks of school.  Even though I am teaching summer school, I am still excited for the school year to come to a close.  The girls are ready to be done and I want them to enjoy the sunshine!
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I'm really enjoying being a style ambassador, I think I found my calling!  La Señorita Jolie appealed to me because their name is a mixture of Spanish and French and well you know how I feel about those languages!  Not to mention they have so many versatile pieces that travel well.  Languages/Travel/Fashion...
si por favor.
Feel free to check out more styles here.

Palms and Poms...

Happy Monday to all! 
With 17 days till the semester ends, I am feeling a beachy vibe.
Time to take out everything palm trees and pom poms.  
Being the mother of a POMeranian leads me to believe I pretty much started the POM POM trend! HA!  Ok maybe not, but there's nothing like a Pom Pom to lift your mood, furry or otherwise!
This little Kendra Scott beauty is my go to piece for summer white outfits.

If you can't add clothes to your wardrobe right now, just add a few summer accessories to brighten up your look.  I've picked a few similar pieces below.
What item would you add to your wardrobe?
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Try it Tuesday : Citron

It's only Tuesday but I am already eyeing the weekend. I love my job but like  mentioned in my last post.  I want to chill.  I did not take last summer off and have taught for 12 months in a row. When I am feeling low, I turn to happy colors to lift my mood.  Enter Citron, le coleur de jour.  I'm going to admit I feel a little loud when I wear these pants but that's what spring is all about, happy bright colors.

Mine are from CAbi's last spring season but this color is still going strong in 2017.  You can add another pop of color like the look Madewell created above or do your own twist.
And in keeping with the Spirit of Citron, start and end your day with Easy Peasy.  I just love the sweet mint and lemon fragrance which screams SPRING IS HERE!

What are you trying this Tuesday?


Spring Fever...

It's been a glorious spring so far here in SoCal.  Sunny skies, highs in the 70s, which means it's time for white denim and sleeveless shirts.  I went for the basic, white and navy blue combo.  I can't wait wear to wear more spring/summer clothes.  I feel more like myself.
If you are a long time reader, you probably know I wear white year round. I just love it.  In fact I wore white denim overalls for Thanksgiving as seen here.  White makes me feel free and clean.  
One of the hardest things about my job  (fashion-wise) is having to wear dress shoes everyday, especially because Vans are a staple in my wardrobe. I feel teachers should get a pass as far as footwear since we are on our feet all day.  I personally never get to really sit at my desk.  I am always circling the classroom, making sure my girls are on task etc.  And then there's traffic duty and lunch duty, you see what I mean?  We should be able to wear comfy shoes, right?  I got to wear this pair at school this week during the Freshmen retreat.  Whenever we get "free dress" I am all about it.  In fact I snuck in my white overalls during sprit week.  It's funny because I went to a private school for high school and it was all about pushing the limits with the uniform dress code and I find myself doing the same now at work.
I think I just have Spring fever and I'm tired of wearing my dark pants and dress shirts.  I just want to plaaaaaaaay!  For now, walks with the boys will do.  Thank goodness spring break is in two weeks.

Meet your new BFF...

As I've gotten older I've learned that beauty products made out of quality ingredients don't have to cost a fortune.  Enter your new BFF!
One thing I can't live without is a good face wash and Perfectly Posh's BFF is my new favorite.
I've been using this face wash for the last month and I always feel invigorated aftewards.  It must be partly due to the mix grapefruit and peppermint essential oils.  I now I use the same combo in my oil diffuser in my classroom. I specifically use this blend to motivate my students and this face wash is how I get motivated to face the day.
Trust me when I tell you that a little goes a long way. All you need is a pea sized amount and you are set. 
On another note, I always's wanted an outdoor shower to complete my beachy lifestyle.  What about you?  I love vacation homes with this feature, it is the icing on the cake to living the tropical dream.
Wishing you a Tropical Tuesday vibe!


Ciclavia 2017 Culver City Meets Venice

So I am bringing the fanny pack back, are you in?  Yesterday B and I hopped on our bikes and took part in Ciclavia.  Basically the roads were open so people could bike from Culver City to Venice Beach without any traffic getting in the way and it was amazing.  I have not felt that free in a long time.  Even though I am a tad out of shape and had to dust off my bike, I am so glad we went.  Here in LA everything seems so far away because of the traffic but we got to the beach in a jiffy.

So we rode from our apartment to Venice and back and then came home and walked the boys to Culver City.  It was a great day for families to get out and enjoy the weather and all the cool things out city has to offer like food trucks, the Mar Vista Farmer's Market, and a bunch of local vendors.  This has been a fabulous weekend.  I love it when we can do things that include the boys.  
How was your weekend?