ENDLESS ROSE


This top is so gorgeous! Sara gave it to me because it was a bit too small for her and I was so excited! It’s a little tight on my ribcage too but I bare through it haha. I just love the pale color against tan skin!

Friday came so fast, but it’s just about 8:30 and I’m ready to get my night started. Austin and I are grabbing sushi at our new favorite spot in Culver City called Uzumake and then we’re just going to see where the night takes us! Just like a feather in the wind hehe.

I’m going home tomorrow to hangout with my niece and nephews (from my half sister Leila) and we’re doing a pool party! My mom bought a bunch of huge inflatable toys and she has been talking about them all week haha. I love how excited she gets about things :) Hope all of you guys have an amazing Friday x

top from Endless Rose // jeans from ReDone // shoes from Tony Bianco // customized bag from Diziand // glasses from Quay

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En Route to Santa Barbara!


Hi guys!

Sara and I just arrived to Santa Barbara for an all day photoshoot! We will be driving around town in a classic red mustang and taking photos at different stops. We just saw the car and it’s beautiful.  I’m a little worried about the weather though, it’s very overcast and I hate shooting when it’s grey and cloudy. I feel my best in the sun! 

I love this casual look I wore the other day in Santa Monica. The top is from Just One Answer (JOA), pants from McGuire Denim, shoes from Superga, and star necklace from Julz Junkie Jewelry. I got the clear glasses from Zara for like $12 hehe.

Photos are by Taryn Dudley

Can you believe it’s almost the weekend? Busy weeks fly by FAST!

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CITY GIRL IN THE HEAT

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top: Ramy Brook // shoes: Bellini // skirt: Levi’s //necklace: Bagatiba // bag: Salar Milano // belt: Ivy Revel // bracelet: Washed Ashore Adornments

pictures by Taryn Dudley

The perfect city-girl outfit for when it’s hot outside.  I just got these mesh booties from Bellini… how cute are they?  AND comfortable (breezy).  Sometimes it’s so hard to wear boots in the summer because it’s so hot and my feet swell up… but these are open toe and all mesh so you can imagine the air ventilation.

Today we’ll be downtown mostly all day working on new Montazami Brand styles! We’ve had a few set backs regarding production so it’s been a long process of trying to make everything perfect.  We are trying to speed it up and give you guys some great styles!

Happy Wednesday :)

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WELCOME TO MY NEW ‘HOOD!

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YEP. We got it.  We got the place! YAY!!! WELCOME TO MY NEW NEIGHBORHOOD LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. These pictures were taken just a short walk from our new place.  That’s insaneeee.

I’m so excited to move into a new environment with new neighbors.  It’s time to get out of this apartment complex (I’m done living right across the street from LMU) and go explore some Venice living.  Well technically it’s Marina Del Rey but it’s right on the border next to Venice.

So we got the place…. now it’s time to pack my shit up, give stuff away, sell some furniture, and start planning the decor with Sara.  We move in a week and a half so things will be happening very fast… And then I leave for Hawaii two days later!  I feel bad for leaving Sara with a bunch of unpacking so we’ll put priority on the main living areas, and then I’ll just leave the boxes for me to unpack when I get home from my trip.

Wee!!!

the romper I’m wearing in the photos is from Donna Mizani, and my bag is from Zara

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SUMMER WHITE

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photos by Taryn Dudley // dress by Red Carter // shoes by Qupid // necklace by Julz Junkie Jewelry

Are you guys having a good start to the week? I know I have a big week ahead of me. Really busy with work, I have to start packing up my apartment, and let alone find an apartment.  I leave for Hawaii with Austin and his family (!) later this month, so I need to have my living situation figured out before then.  I’m very stressed to say the least.

BUT that being said, Sara and I found an absolutely gorgeous apartment today.  It was straight up perfect.  We’re sending in the applications tonight, so please keep your fingers crossed! It’s very spacious, light and bright, and the location is steps from the beach.  It’s a little expensive, but the apartment is worth it.

Since Sara has been living in the master bedroom in the apartment we live in now, we agreed that I will get the master this time around.  And the master in this apartment is huuuuge with a spacious walk-in closet! I guess good things come to those who wait 😉

Sara and I are really excited to design our new space.  We plan on selling a lot of the furniture we have now and going with a clean, Moroccan style decor with modern and rustic finishes.  A lot of bright whites, green (plants), black, and wood.  Right now the design in our current apartment is a bit all over the place.  We had a lot of hand-me-downs from our mom, which was absolutely great, but now it’s time to explore our own home design style! I’ve always had a passion for interior decorating so it will be fun doing this as a project, and taking you guys along for the ride!

If you were to design an apartment, what would the style be? Comment below!

ps. how cute is this little corner I found on Main Street?  Pink stairs, white walls, banana leaves, and neon signs.  Does it get more me?!

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LA Sunset


Driving down the street, watching this sunset, and listening to piano music with Austin. It doesn’t get more Sunday than that!

We tried out a new restaurant called North Italia in Santa Monica and it was so good. We’re definitely going back there to try the pasta bolognese. After we already ordered we kept seeing it being delivered to other tables and it looked heavenly! We have to go back and order it :)

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Breakfast!


Austin and I just looooove trying out new restaurants (it’s kind of our thing) and today’s spot was Lunetta in Santa Monica. We had poached eggs and polenta, lemon ricotta pancakes, and carne asada with corn. I got mad at austin for ordering the pancakes because of course I was the only one eating them :/

What are you guys up to this weekend?

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The Fab Four


Here’s the four of us last night at dinner! We went to Katsuya in Brentwood and had amazing sushi. If you’re wondering who the guy is across from Sara it’s her boyfriend Diego! The four of us got to bond a little bit which was nice, since he is the newest addition to the crew. I think he will fit in juuuuust fine :)

The bodysuit I’m wearing is from Kookai Australia. They have the best bodysuits and tight dresses!

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WHY I (UNFORTUNATELY) CAN’T STOCK UP ON GROCERIES (HELP!)

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SO let’s talk about food. Specifically our every day, basic meals that keep us going throughout the work week.  I’m happy I just brought up the word “work” because that actually has A LOT to do with how you eat throughout the week.  For example, a person working at a 9-5 desk job is going to eat at different times (and places) than say someone who works from home.

I feel like I’m an in-between-er.  Half out-n-about and half at home.  I would say more like 75% out n about and 25% home.  This is VERY confusing when it comes to planning out your meals.  If I had it my way, I’d be going to the grocery store every Monday, stocking up for the week, eating out rarely on weekdays, and once a day on weekends.  But it doesn’t work out that way for me at all.  My food schedule is a completely twisted mumbo-jumbo mess.

I’m sure this issue is similar to someone with not necessarily the same job as me, but someone with an always changing schedule.  My days are never the same (which I love) but it gets really hard to plan out your meals for the week.

My main problem/concern with all of this is wasting my groceries.  Not only is it a waste of money but a waste of food.  I’m SO done throwing away an old avocado, moldy berries, or that expensive piece of cheese that I splurged on.  You get the point.  Every time Sara and I clean out our fridge it’s like a mini funeral. And my grocery store of choice is Whole Foods, which is expensive AF, so the funeral is that much more depressing.

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Might I add it’s extra hard when you’re not always sleeping at your own place.  Half the week I’m sleeping at Austin’s, and he has his own groceries there.

So what have I done to combat this issue?  Nothing.  No just kidding haha. I changed my grocery list.

I reduced my groceries to breakfast food, fruit, random snacks, and less perishable foods. Those are my “regular” groceries.  Things I know I’ll eat when I wake up, running out the door, or when I’m at home working.

At breakfast, I will eat my oatmeal with berries or hard boiled eggs with avocado and fruit, done.

At lunch, I know I will probably be out and about so I plan on buying lunch somewhere.

And when dinner rolls around, I tackle it day by day.  A lot of times I’m going to events or dinners, so I won’t need to worry, but the other times I just run to the store and grab ingredients for that night’s dinner.  (Or we go out and eat something quick, but that’s not too often).

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But grabbing your dinner’s ingredients from the store the night of is a straight up nuisance.  I hate it! But with my changing schedule it’s pretty much necessary, right?  I don’t know.

I know if I wasn’t going back and forth from sleeping at my house and Austin’s then it wouldn’t be hard to schedule my dinners for the nights that I don’t have events, but since I am, is buying my dinner ingredients the night of my only option?

I came up with some ideas that might make things easier:

Have a strict schedule.  Have Mondays be dinner at your house, Tuesdays dinner at his, and so on.  And when you have events, just resume the schedule tomorrow.

OR

Buy the more perishable items the day before or day of, and have all of the other less-perishable ingredients already stocked up.  This requires less thinking and quicker grocery visits.  It’s easy to stop by the market on your way home and grab a filet of salmon, knowing you have a box of quinoa in your pantry and green beans in your fridge ready to go.

I think I like my second option better. Always having less perishable dinner ingredients on hand, and only needing to pick up a few items from the store on your way home.  What do you guys think?

How do you guys manage to keep your grocery waste to a minimum?  I’d love to hear ideas :)

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IT’S APARTMENT HUNTING CRUNCH TIME


We need to find an apartment like THIS WEEK. It’s crunch time. Anything we found before was too early and anything after this week will probably be too late. We have been searching like crazy to find the perfect little home for Sara and I. Remember, we want that community feeling, good location, updated kitchen, and good sized rooms with storage space.

But it’s looking like we’re going to have to sacrifice (just as I expected in this crazy LA apartment market).  Today we saw this one, a two bedroom two bath right in Venice with an AMAZING community feeling.  It had everything we wanted– except for one of the rooms was a shoe box.  You could barely fit a bed in there– no furniture. And the closet space was somewhat nonexistent. The kitchen was huge and beautiful, and there were hardwood floors throughout the entire space. Outside was a huge field of grass where everyone hung out and took their dogs to play. The people we saw in the community we’re basically all our age and a little bit older, and they all seemed hip and cool. It is exactly what I wanted! 

There’s another one opening up in a week that has more normal sized bedrooms, so we’re going to visit that one once the tenant moves out.  What do you guys think? Aren’t the pictures nice?!

Keep in mind this place also has a pool and big gym.  I’m reeeeeally leaning towards this place!

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