Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday ladies!!  Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!  My fiance & I went down to San Diego for the weekend with family & had an amazing & relaxing weekend :)


We visited Alta Loma Seafood for lunch & took in the amazing view of the harbor.

 We stayed at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn on Shelter Island & I cannot tell you how much I love this hotel!  The ground are beautiful & we felt so peaceful soaking in the views of the bay :)

The rooms were really nice & spacious.  

The entrance of the hotel makes you feel like you're a million miles away from Southern California! 

We shared a bottle of wine on this deck with my parents before dinner & didn't want to leave!  So beautiful! 

As seen in my previous OOTD post we went to Donovan's for dinner.  Yummy!


xoxo Shauna

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Hope you ladies had a wonderful weekend!  We had dinner last night with my fiance's parents & my family at a restaurant called Donovan's located in La Jolla, Ca... I splurged & had lobster & creme brulee!  SOOO yummy!  I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a fancy place to impress or celebrate a special occasion!  The service is truly 5 star.

I wore 7 For All Mankind wide leg denim, striped top form H&M, J Crew bubble necklace, Marc Jacobs bag & nude pumps from Target!!

xoxo Shauna

Friday, October 19, 2012


Happy Friday lovelies!!  
Oh am I SO glad the weekend is here!  Work has been extra crazy this week & after working the past 2 nights until 11pm (13 hour days!!), I'm so ready for a day to re-group!  

Today I'm running errands, cleaning, shopping & going to my favorite yoga class.  
After a long week, yoga totally makes me feel so much better & balanced.  

OOTD & detalis ;)

Wearing some trouser shorts form F21 (similar), tank from American Apparel 
& jacket from UO (see post below) & studded flats are DV (similar).  

xoxo Shauna

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Casual client dinner outfit! 
It's 96 degrees in Newport Beach but I'm loving my new Frye boots! Wearing them with leggings & a silky cargo tunic from Bebe believe it or not!

xoxo Shauna

Ps. Excuse the layout of this post! Posting via Blogger for iPhone & it sucks! What do you ladies use to blog on the go?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Current Celebrity Girl Crushes & Fashion Inspiration

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Some outfits from last week...  
The weather has been all over the place in So Cal, so I've been wearing light sweaters or layering.
F21 cuffed trousers (similar here), tank from local boutique, Aldo loafers (similar here), Madewell belt, Marc Jacobs bag.

 Aqua sweater from Bloomingdales (love love love this sweater!!), LuluLemon leggings, Frye boots, f21 necklace.

On another note, the fiance & I took our engagement photos on Friday & I can't wait to see them & share them with you guys!  We felt kind silly trying to "act natural" in front of the camera, so we will see how they turn out!  Haha hopefully they aren't as awkward as I felt taking them!  ;)

xoxo Shauna

Friday, October 12, 2012

Feeling Like Fall! {FOTD}

Berry lips & scarves! It's raining in So. Cal!! 

Lipstick is MAC Party Line.

xoxo Shauna

Clinique High Impact Mascara

Thank you bloggers!! Just picked up the High Impact Mascara from Clinique! Can't wait to try it!

xoxo Shauna

Ps. Review to come!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Splurge Vs. Steal

I've had my eye on this J Brand denim jacket with leather sleeves for a while now, but just couldn't bring myself to spend almost $300 on it.


That's why I was SO happy when I came across this similar jacket at Urban Outfitters for $79!  I knew I had to share the find with you ladies!


xoxo Shauna

Friday, October 5, 2012

Golden Foodie Awards

The awards ceremony looked like the Oscars or the Emmy's!  
It was incredible! 

As you can see I was very impressed by the Patron Fountain ;)

Here I am with a friend... More photos to come including photos of what I wore!
The "OC Housewives" were in attendance!  Lol I've never seen the show, but living on Orange County, I feel like there's an "OC Housewives" siting at least once a week!  
Are there like 50 of them!? ;)
 xoxo Shauna

Thursday, October 4, 2012

20% off Most Stores in South Coast Plaza!


 Just wanted to share this for all of my OC Followers!  

20% off most stores in
south coast plaza! 

shop, save, & Give

It's time to get into the holiday spirit and share with those who need it most.
From Oct. 11 through Oct. 17, you can save 20% at over 100 participating South Coast Plaza boutiques and restaurants with your Angelitos Card. The card, which may be purchased for just $60, is 100% tax deductible and the entire amount goes to Angelitos de Oro, a program that raises funds for one-on-one mentoring programs for at-risk children through Big Brother Big Sisters of Orange County.


J Brand skinnies & H&M sweater
f21 sandals


xoxo Shauna 

Friday, September 21, 2012


Wearing a fold-over skirt as a sundress today.  
Why didn't I think of this sooner?! 


The heatwave continues in So Cal... 
& I'm SO ready for fall!

Especially since I SPLURGED on these beauties today!!

xoxo Shauna

Splurge vs. Steal Hair Product Review

I don't mind paying top $$ for products, but if I do spend the money & upgrade from drugstore brands, they better be ahhhmazing.  Why spend the money if the cheap version gives the same results? 

Here are my reviews of the splurge & steal versions of the same products & the final verdicts... to save the money or to buy the best... 

Heat Protestant Sprays 



 I hated the Purology version!  It left my hair feeling dry & stiff.  Tresemme's heat protestant is amazing!  Leaves my hair shiny & silky & smells great!  Save your money! 

Leave In Conditioners


Enjoy's leave in conditioner cannot be trumped by Tresemme this time.  Tresseme just doesn't de-tangle & give me the silkiness of Enjoy's version.  Definitely buy the good stuff.

Deep Conditioners 


Macadamia leave in conditioner is a GODSEND, whereas L'Oreal version is so-so.  The real deal wins again my friends.  




Organix is just as good as top dollar shampoo.  Save your money!

What products do you ladies "splurge or steal" on?

xoxo Shauna

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Shameless self photos at Starbucks :) 

Lululemon leggings, Frye Boots, H&M tank, Lulu's silk blouse.

xoxo Shauna

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cheap Thrills

Just a few pieces in my shopping carts from my favorite online stores...

Cheap Thrills

Love for trendy inexpensive dresses, shirts & shoes. is always a good one to browse through,
& loving the cute sweaters from

(click on the set for more details)

xoxo Shauna

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My Weekend via My iPhone

this weekend my fiance & I took of to Las Vegas for a little mini getaway.  From the OC, Vegas is only a few hour drive, so we left after work & made it there in time to enjoy a late dinner & cocktails.  Needless to say, we were a little tired from the workweek  the drive, so I wore a casual maxi & sandals to a mellow dinner at Max Brenner's in Caesar's Palace.  Super yummy if you're looking for a casual bite or dessert & drinks.


Yummy lemon drop at Max Brenner's. 


The next day we went to Tao Beach (at the Venetian) for their pool party & hung out with some friends that live in town.


Tao Beach is definitely my favorite spot for day drinks & a fun pool party :)

That night we went to The Barrymore a little off the strip for dinner.  The food & decor absolutely blew us away.  I love going a little off The Strip to find hidden gems for dinner... It's just so hard for me to pay $60 for a dish that we could get at home for $30 & we find that if you venture off The Strip, the food is actually better & a lot more reasonably priced!  I would HIGHLY recommend The Barrymore.

The next night we went to Mon Ami Gabbi at Paris Hotel for a romantic dinner overlooking The Bellaggio fountains.  


I even got my fiance to try escargot!  Haha he WAS NOT a fan, but I just thought they tasted like garlic.  

After dinner, we went to "O", Cirque Du Soliel's show at the Bellagio.  It was amazing!

Amazing seats at "O".

After the show we went to The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan.   Absolutely stunning lounge!  It was the perfect place for a nightcap to an amazing night & weekend.

My pretty cosmo with a blood orange slice. 
 It's easy to see that we had a pretty great weekend!  
Hope you ladies all had a fabulous past few days!

xoxo Shauna