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My Paris Trip!

16 Jun

I  recently arrived back home to Los angeles from a dream vacation to Paris with my wife. I was so satisfied when the trip ended and I looked back at all that we had done- We did everything on our list and more. As promised, here are just some of our many pictures below. Paris is considered to be a trip of a lifetime for most and it did not disappoint. Bucket list…..Check!

Random travel tips:

*Exchange your money before you go to save a bit on the exchange rate and save time waiting in line at the French airport.

*Learn a few common phrases in French. ‘hello, goodbye, thank you, how much’ etc.

*Get the international data plan your phone carrier offers, it’s worth it. My plan was just $10 a day to use data in France.

*Don’t forget to bring outlet converters (specifically for France) so that you can charge your electronics, including your phone.

*Indulge!!!! Counting calories can be done when you get back home! There is also plenty of walking to offset the overeating you will do! We walked 10-15 miles a day!

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Chocolate sculptures were unreal.19145726_10212162697516936_9159886990439975182_nVersailles rowboats and garden were literally straight out of a fairy tail.19114023_10212162853560837_7596937829662730331_n19060218_10212162482031549_5673358027957423239_nWe really became familiar with the metro.19059275_10212162926762667_7693657593912451727_nThe eiffel tower was amazing, and picnicking under it was priceless. We found an amazing place by the name of Cafe Zia that prepared a picnic to go that included wine and a blanket for under 60 euros. It was one of my favorite experiences on our trip.19029770_10212162477591438_2453970744740841579_n

Me- right before Nina surprised me with a beautiful band to add to my wedding stack. It was beyond romantic. I will never forget that moment.

boatA cafe nestled in the french countryside in a town called Giverny.cafe countrysideUnderground catacombs where the remains of over 6 million people are stored. The bones were neatly stacked to the ceiling and it went on for miles.catacombsfranceGardens of Versailles.gardenGolden gates of Versailles.gateGiverny.givernyMontmartre.montemartreCarousel ride across the street from the eiffel tower.
parisSo many beautiful blooms in Paris. I was obsessed!paris2Pajama party in our hotel!pjs

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Affordable Jewelry Alert!

25 May

I recently discovered the Sugarfix by Baublebar line of jewelry at Target. I’ve always loved Baublebar jewelry and they’ve been reasonably priced, but this partnership with Target has even further reduced prices- tons of stuff under $20!!!! My latest obsession is a layered gold choker from the collection that was only $16.99. Head over to Target and check out their super cute, affordable designs!

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The Cutest Monogrammed Bags-On Sale!

23 May

To say I love a monogrammed bag would be an understatement! I’m pretty much obsessed with anything monogrammed- especially handbags. One of my favorite sites Mark and Graham is having a sale on some of the cutest bags and they can be monogrammed. Also, if your monogrammed obsessed like myself, the entire Mark and Graham website is all personalized stuff! YES!!! You can personalize anything on the site! It’s definitely one of my favorite sites to shop for gifts. Check them out.

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna need that blush pink circle bag below, I’ve been wanting a round shaped bag for a while. 

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Outfit Under $70!

24 Apr

Hey guys, I’m here to share a quick outfit that I recently purchased at Target for under $70!!!!  This gorgeous $35 flowy polka dot dress is by my favorite Target line ‘Who What wear’. The wrap up block heels are by Mossimo and were $32. The block heels are also an exact dupe for a Steve Madden pair that retail for $110! If you’re on a budget or just love a good deal, check out the Who what wear collection at Target. They have so many cute pieces that won’t break the bank. Happy shopping:)

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Tinted Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin.

23 Apr

For those of you that have been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m an SPF addict! I wear hats and SPF daily to avoid any sun exposure to my face. I am very sensitive when it comes to sunscreens and break out very easily when I try new brands. My friend Jacki talked me into trying Elta MD and I am obsessed!!! First of all, it’s tinted so I love that(they have non tinted as well) and secondly, it’s made for skin types prone to acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. I have acne prone skin and hyperpigmentation (dark patches) so I was all for it! Hyperpigmentation can be kept under control when the sun is avoided. This particular sunscreen is made with Zinc oxide which sits on top of the skin, so the sun can’t penetrate at all and since I’ve been using this SPF my dark patches have lightened. With summer approaching I thought I’d share this amazing Sunscreen with you all.  elta

Shop Elta MD HERE

It is more expensive than traditional non zinc sunscreen, but it actually works! I wear it alone and under my makeup. I also prefer a high SPF so I wear 46, but they have lower SPFs as well.

 

ShopBop Sale!!

12 Apr

It’s that time of year again, the Shopbop 3 day sale is upon us. For those who aren’t familiar with this amazing sale, the entire site is 20% off or 25% off if you spend over $500. This includes sale items as well and there is free 3 day shipping and returns. I can safely say that approximately half of my wardrobe comes from this Shopbop sale!  Shopbop is a one stop shop for all things fashion and this sale includes HIGH END stuff!!!!!!! So if you’ve been wanting that purse or those shoes for a while, now is the time to treat yourself!    Shop the Shopbop sale HERE.

Here are just a few of my favorite sale items available now at Shopbop.

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Spring Nail Color!

24 Mar

Spring has sprung and I’m sharing my favorite bright and cheery nail color with you guys. The color is Lounge lover by Essie and is a pretty peachy/coral hue.essie1 It’s not overly bright in a tacky way, it’s actually very feminine and pretty. It also looks amazing on all skin tones.  Shop Essie polish HERE.

Note: Tart deco and Shop til I drop are very similar to Lounge Lover

Happy spring:)

xo, Journey

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