BACK AND FORTH

These photos just SCREAM summer to me.  The colors and the vibe make me happy, so I’m posting them here on the blog in hopes that it does the same for you!

I’m suuuper excited for tomorrow— nothing exciting is happening, it’s just going to be a regular day in Venice.  Going to my favorite workout class in the morning, doing a Whole Foods run, running errands, and chilling.  Is it weird that I’m excited about that?!  Just to CHILL in my own city. I’m getting a little burnt out living between OC and LA.  I’ve been staying in OC a lot more because Rudy’s there, I’ve been getting more modeling jobs down there, and there’s always something going on at my parents’ house (like Father’s Day this Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend BBQ, etc.).

Don’t get me wrong I truly love being down there, but how do I make this situation more balanced for me?! I feel like I’m always packing and unpacking a suitcase and driving back and forth, back and forth.  I’m torn between my life in LA and my life in OC! If I’m happy in both places, should I just suck it up and deal with the back and forth lifestyle?  Any advice??

EASY, QUICK, & HEALTHY STIR FRY [RECIPE]

For the girl who’s busy but loves a good healthy lunch (or dinner).  This dish is actually heavily inspired by my mom, who made a somewhat similar version to this for me not too long ago.  It’s so good that I needed to recreate it!  This version is a little bit healthier than my mom’s, but still really tasty 🙂

Here’s what you need:

1 1/2 cups riced cauliflower

1 cup fresh broccoli slaw (or riced broccoli)

1/2 package of firm tofu (cubed)

2 large handfuls of fresh spinach

1/2 small white onion (chopped)

3 green onions (chopped)

salt and pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil

Mago hot sauce (Rudy’s hot sauce!! find it here) (or sriracha) if desired

sprinkle of sesame seeds

In a large saucepan, heat up sesame oil.  Add white onions and salt and pepper, and sweat for 2-3 min on medium high heat.  Add tofu, and flip over when lightly browned.  Add the cauliflower, broccoli slaw, and spinach on medium low heat.  Cover and let it sit, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes.  Add green onion and stir every 30 seconds for 1-2 minutes.  Garnish with sesame seeds and hot sauce.

This makes about 2-3 servings! Enjoy 🙂

WEEKEND DELIGHTS

playing miniature golf on Friday night with my babe! We went with Rudy’s sister and her husband 🙂

we all got the white memo at my little cousin Niki’s high school graduation on Saturday!  She plans to go to University of Washington next year 🙂

Copper was coming a liiiittle too close to my caprese salad.

my cute parents researching boats online

celebrating National Rosé Day with my beautiful mama out in the backyard!

Ending the weekend with a perfect Sunday beach day 🙂

A GIRL IN THE CITY

Ok, I’m definitely going to do this look more often! I’m bringing back the neck string tie… it looks so cute with a ponytail! We have tons that we sell on Montazami Brand in all types of colors 🙂

Right now I’m with the fam at my cousin Niki’s high school graduation! Talk later 🙂

$500 SHOPPING SPREE GIVEAWAY

Yeppppp 😉

Go to my Instagram to enter my giveaway to win a $500 shopping spree with Bella Dahl! They have really cute basics for summer like these two mini dresses. The entry requirements are ridiculously easy, so don’t miss out on your chance to win! Good luck my loves!

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 🙂

ON SET

Hi guys 🙂

Okay so I have an announcement, yes, the other segments of my Q + A are coming!  Thanks for being so patient.  Unfortunately the Word document I made that had all of your questions categorized didn’t save, and I lost it on my computer :/  That’s why there’s been a bit of a pause with the next segment, along with going to Mexico two weekends in a row.  So sorry guys, I will have the next segment up next week!

On another note, how cool is this location I shot at yesterday? I loved my makeup too… it’s definitely a lot more than I would ever wear but I think it’s fun for pictures.

The funny thing is, I modeled for a MATERNITY LINE haha.  No, I’m not pregnant…. but I wear a huge fake belly!!!  It is such a sight to see haha.  And somehow I’ve become they’re regular mommy model.  This is probably the 6th or 7th time I’ve shot with them.  The best part is when I have to sit down and the belly is so big that I’m actually waddling into position like a real pregnant person.  And it’s such a crazy sight to see my reflection in the mirror!

I don’t want to tell you the brand because then you will see me all over the website hehe.  Now I’m bummed because I can’t post the beautiful photos from the shoot I did at this dreamy location haha.  Imagine someone coming onto my page and being like WHAT?!!?! Lol

BLK + VELVET

bikini top from Calzedonia // pants from A.B.S. // shoes from Chinese Laundry // hat from Brixton // photos by Stefanie Marie

Hi guys!

Today is the most Mondayist of Mondays— tons of laundry, emails, and yoga! I got back from Cabo San Lucas yesterday, and I’m already missing all of my girls!  We had such a good time together for Amanda’s bachelorette party. Do you guys want me to post some photos from our trip? We stayed at an unbelievably beautiful house in one of the neighborhoods close to town.

We did all of the fun, typical bachelorette activities and it made me so excited to go to the next one, and have my own one day! My favorite game we played was when we had her fianceé answer a bunch of questions about Amanda — what her favorite food is, his first interaction with amanda, who said i love you first,  what his favorite piece of clothing that amanda wears is, what his favorite quality about amanda is, what his most embarrassing moment in front of amanda’s parents was, he knew he wanted to marry amanda when…. Before we would play his answer, Amanda had to say what she thinks he said. It was so funny to hear their answers! Most of them were completely different haha.

BLUE JEAN BABY

Jumpsuit by Hudson Jeans // scarf by Johnny Was // photos by Stefanie Marie

Hi alllllll!

Kind of in love with the denim jumpsuit, for many reasons. I’m thinking about taking down the hem to make the legs longer so I can wear them with heeled boots. I feel like you can easily dress it up or down and get completely different looks.

Right now I’m on my way to the airport to fly to Cabo for my best friend Amanda’s bachelorette!!!! She’s my first friend to get married so this is extra special for all of us.  Stay tuned for some pics from paradise 🙂

BEACH PARTY

Hi guys!

How dreamy is this event location? All in my hometown of Laguna… even better! On Tuesday night the clothing brand Show Me Your Mumu (the set I’m wearing is from them) threw an influencer dinner/beach party and it was the perfect start to the already short week.

They let all of the influencers pick an outfit to wear to the event, and guess who shows up with the same exact top and same exact pants??? SARA! There were literally hundreds of options to choose from on the website haha. That just proves we are definitely sistas 😉 She ended up changing because she got another dress from them, but it would’ve been fun to be matchy matchy. My mom dressed is up as twins ALL the time when we were younger!

MB POP UP SHOP TOMORROW IN OC!

Hi babes!

If you’re in the OC area, it would be so much fun if you came by our sip n shop event in Sam Clemente! Montazami Brand is partnering up with our gal from Kindred Boutique, and this one is extra special because it’s the first one in OC we’re having that’s open to the public! There’ll be champagne and giveaways, so come in for some mid-week fun 🙂 The more the merrier!

WHERE: Kindred Boutique, 201 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

WHEN: Wednesday May 30 from 5-8 pm

WHY: to get some cute clothes, duh!! 🙂