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Crazy In Love With Godiva

Sweater | Skirt | Watch | Bow: American Apparel | Necklace + Earrings: Olive Avenue Jewelry |  Heels | Purse (similar here) | Lipstick: MAC “Crème Cup” + Liner in “Boldly Bare

What I’m listening to: Beyonce – Crazy In Love (Cover) by Daniela Andrade

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! What are you doing to celebrate? My husband, Todd, and I celebrated early since it falls on a Wednesday this year, and he’ll be working late that night. Todd had the most gorgeous box of roses delivered to me from Venus et Fleur! There’s 49 light pink roses in a white square box with gold writing and the best part? They last for an entire year! Their perfume is so potent too, I opened them up in my room and you can smell them throughout our entire home! And you can’t have roses without chocolate right? Godiva gifted me a few boxes of their chocolates, which I could not be more ecstatic about. If you know me, you know I love chocolate, especially dark. Godiva is one of my favorite brands too. Their chocolate is so decadent and rich, just the way it should be! My dogs clearly knew I was partaking in something worth begging for, but unfortunately for them, they can’t have any since it makes them sick. And fortunately for me, there’s no sharing when it comes to my chocolate anyway. For his present, I rented a bright yellow Lamborghini Gallardo for the day and we cruised all around town in that bad boy. We went to lunch in downtown Gilbert at Even Stevens (so good!) and dropped off lunch to my dad who just had surgery on his eye and while we were there gave my three little nephews a ride around the block in it. They were going absolutely nuts over that car, it was hilarious to watch. Boys and their toys! Then we grabbed a treat from Andy’s Frozen Yogurt and went home to get ready for our date night! We went for a fancy dinner at Mastro’s City Hall, which was divine. We had 30 minutes to kill before our movie started afterward so we dashed across the street and popped into Nordstrom to do a little window shopping. It was such a fun-filled day. We went all out and did things we’ve never done before, because why not? This is the year of “Why Not?” for me. I’m going to do things I’ve always wanted to do because I realize now more than ever, there’s no time like the present.



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IMG_4739 IMG_4764 IMG_4772 IMG_4751 IMG_4748 IMG_4746 IMG_4775 IMG_4745 Tunic: Becca by Rebecca Virtue (℅) | Swimmie: Bikini Lab (love this & this) | Sandals: Zigi Girl (love these & these) | Fedora: Forever 21 (similar & on sale!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Tote: LABella Bags (OBSESSED!) | Earrings: Nordstrom (similar) | Body Chain: Forever 21 (love this, this & this) | Lippie: Nars “Heat Wave” | Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp (BEST COMBO!)

One of my favorite things about going to the beach is accessorizing! I collect beach cover-ups and sunglasses like they’re going out of style. But hopefully they don’t because I want to wear them forever and ever until they’re rags. This tunic by the Becca line from Rebecca Virtue is no different! Another great thing about beach cover-ups is how easily they can transition from over-your-swimsuit to out-to-dinner! I love that this tunic could double as a cute, flirty dress with fun, strappy hurache sandals!

By the way, I am so obsessed with this lip & nail color combo! Bright colors on your lips and nails are a must on tropical vacations! Both of these colors are more of a red than orange, almost like a coral, perfect for the beach!



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Black & Blue + Protect Your Pumps Giveaway!










IMG_4584 Jacket: Theory | Blouse: Maggie Ward (similar) | Jeans: Rag & Bone (similar) | Shoes: L.A.M.B (love these) | Purse: Ted Baker (similar) | Sunnies: Quay (need these) | Rings: Rocksbox(similar), By Boe | Bracelets: Nadri (similar) | Lippie: MAC “La Vie En Rouge” + Liner: MAC “Cherry” | Nails: Savina “Cotton Candy”

I’m a sucker for a good statement heel, and these babies had me at hello. Unfortunately, I’ve let them collect dust in my closet for two lonely months. Just sitting there. Looking all pretty. Too perfect to ruin. Then, like fate would have it, I received a package from Protect Your Pumps, and instantly knew which pumps these needed to save. They are a non-slip, transparent adhesive that is used to protect the soles of high-heel shoes or flats. They can easily be taken off after several uses, and the result is like they are new. My sister also did a review on them here.

Justine and I both love Protect Your Pumps so much that we wanted to give our readers a chance to win a FREE 10 pack ($70 value!) all to themselves! (That’s five pairs of heels you could save from self-destruction!) All you have to do is follow our Instagram, like our Facebook and subscribe to our blog and do the same for Protect Your Pumps! You have one week to enter; may the odds be ever in your favor! 😉



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Western + Rocksbox

IMG_4524 IMG_4526 IMG_4530 IMG_4560 IMG_4541 IMG_4479 IMG_4550 IMG_4496 IMG_4504 IMG_4511 IMG_4498 Blouse: Theory (similar here & here) | Skirt: Collective Concepts (similar) | Hat: BP. | Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Sam Edelman | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Perry Street (℅) | Necklace: Anuja Tolia (℅) | Rings: Gorjana (℅) | Lips: MAC “Brave” with “Twig” over top + Liner: MAC “Whirl” | Nails: Essie “Fiji

I purchased this skirt the other day at Francis Vintage, a local boutique in downtown Phoenix, and I immediately knew I wanted to wear it with this panama hat! I love that this skirt looks like it has sequins all over it, without actually having sequins… all over it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sequins, but I love them so much that when one falls off it hurts my soul. Plus the stretchy, knit fabric is always welcome in my world!

Do you ever get in a jewelry rut? I know I do! I tend to find myself reaching for the same combinations and sometimes it can be a snooze fest, which is how Rocksbox came into play. This premium jewelry subscription box allows you to enhance your style through their rotating selection of jewelry, chosen specifically to match your tastes and style. The best part? It is sent straight to your door and once you’re over a certain piece, you can send it back (in the conveniently added and pre-paid envelope!) and swap it for something different!

Lucky for you, we have teamed up with Rockbox to bring our readers a month of Rocksbox for free with the code, desertmermaidsxoxo. After 30 days. that first month free code turns into a 50% off first month code!