Woke up at 6:30 this morning to open the door for hair and makeup. We’re going to two social events today, a blogger brunch with Casetify, and a Wildfox launch party at Revolve, so Sara and I decided to schedule an appointment with Glam Squad. For those of you who have never heard of Glam Squad before, it’s basically a hair and makeup team available at your finger tips. You can order hair, makeup, or both to your house whenever you need to glam it up for a special event. Whoever came up with this concept is absolutely genius… why didn’t I think of that?! Sara and I had four girls come, 2 make up artists and 2 hair stylists. They brought their little suitcases FILLED with makeup and hair products, and I basically just told them what I did and didn’t like. I said I wanted my makeup very sunkissed and bronzey with shimmery golds and plums on my eyelids. I loved the way it turned out! I’ll be posting pictures from the event so you guys can get a better look <3
Dress from Flynn Skye
Here’s a better look at my new dress that I wore on Sunday! I love the muted orange print… It’s still really hot here in LA so I’m continuing my summer wardrobe while I’m preparing my clothes for fall. I cannot wait for fall fashion, but I’m not sure when I’ll be able to start breaking out those sweaters and over-the-knee boots.. might have to wait a few weeks.
Today we bought 5 different rolls of material for Montazami Brand! The colors and prints are to die for…. we have some major cuteness in store for our future collections. Get ready for some must-have dresses, wrap tops, palazzo pants, and long flowy skirts.
Today was even better than I expected it to be. Since Nicho is now living right across the street from Sara and I (at LMU), we planned a little get together at our place for Nicho’s 18th birthday. Emma drove up from OC so we had the whole Montazami kid clan together! We made chicken and carne asada tacos (one of Nicho’s favorites) and had cupcakes for dessert. After opening presents we watched Dirty Grandpa before they left to go home… It was so cozy to have them here. Nicho is truly the sweetest thing and we are so lucky to have him as a brother 🙂 Turning 18 means he is now officially an adult, and I’m confident that he will grow up to me such an amazing man!
Wearing dress from Flynn Skye [HERE] // bracelets from Jane and Sophie // bag from Zara
Cozy Sundays with my love in Manhattan Beach! We used to go there every weekend when we first started dating, to get breakfast at this one little local spot called North End. They have Mexican inspired egg dishes and we always ordered the same thing, Huevos Divorciados, which is two eggs on top of a quesadilla with bacon and sausage, topped with avocado mash and salsa. SO YUM. The waiter gave us some surprise beignets, and I couldn’t believe how good they were! Mmmmm with the powdered sugar…. I had 1 and a half 😐 Today was definitely my cheat day haha.
Now I’m ending the weekend with a spaghetti squash dinner and some MTV awards. Just watched Beyonce perform and she NAILED it. Goodnight everyone <3
Here’s a little behind the scenes from our Montazami Brand photoshoot at the Chiquelle head office in Stockholm! They were so nice to let us shoot a couple of product shots there… they are the nicest. Hopefully Montazami Brand will have an office this big one day. I’m so excited for the future of our brand, I really see it moving forward. We have so many design ideas and we’re operating full speed now. We’re constantly creating new designs and finding different ways to stand out 🙂 We have something SO MAJOR that’s going to be released this Fall, but Im not going to tell what it is just yet! Hint: it isn’t clothing…
The Studded Choker, from Montazami Brand
black and silver // black and gold // sky blue and silver // tan and silver // burgundy and gold // lavender and silver // navy and silver
Say hello to my new favorite accessory, the Studded Choker. I’ve been wearing them tied in cute little bows and double wrapped, depending on my outfit 🙂 I am obsessed. We sold sooo many of them at the pop up shop we had last week in Helsingborg. Get your hands on them while ya still can!
If I could describe the day perfectly: Yoga. Eat. Chill. Repeat.
Yesterday Sara and I drove out to Malibu for the Alo Yoga all-day retreat. It was located at a beautiful beachfront house in Northern Malibu and complete with on-site chefs, yoga classes, tons of Alo Yoga gear, and a whole lot of sand and salt.
brunch: fresh omelettes, coconuts, bagels and lox, fresh fruit and yogurt, and finger lickin’ good MONKEY BREAD
pool time (wearing Chiquelle Swimwear, find it here)
OPI nail bar
reiki healing sessions and tarot ”angel card” readings
beach time (with the golden retriever Ellie!)
sunset yoga: best yoga experience
dinner: chicken carbonara pasta, fresh salad, grilled white fish, green and white bean salad, and grilled peaches for dessert
Does this not sound like the best day ever? We were on cloud 9. It was the best thing we could’ve done after a long flight home from Europe. I woke up today feeling motivated in so many different aspects of my life. We got to hang out with such an incredible group of people, each with a cool and unique story to tell. Love it!
THE HAMPTON WRAP TOP AND WRAP SKIRT, FROM MONTAZAMI BRAND
How darn cute is this plaid print wrap set! You can wear the top two different ways: tied in the front with some high-waisted denim, or tied in the back with it’s matching skirt. We JUST released it on the website, along with lowered shipping costs and faster delivery times for our European customers 🙂 How great is that? The shipping is now half of what it used to cost. We are also releasing the new choker style tomorrow, so stay tuned for that!
photos by Filip Shobot
Why is it SO easy to make excuses for sinful foods when you’re on vacation? If I had a penny for all of the times I’ve said ”who cares, I’m on vacation,” I’d be rich! I think it’s perfectly fine to live a little when you’re away from home, but since I’m traveling a lot these days, I try my best to stay in check! But then I see that gelato, the mjuk glass, the pizza, and my heart says GET IT BABY. So yeah, I went a little crazy on this trip in regards to sweets and carbs, but now it’s time to get my diet back on track. A lot of fruits, veggies, and sushi for me this next couple of weeks. I’ll be posting some healthy recipes here on the blog so you guys can follow along with my health kick. If you have any inspo for healthy recipes, let me know! I definitely want to try a zoodle recipe and a healthy-ish eggplant dish. Let’s do this baby.
Ahhh. I can’t tell you guys how nice it is to be home. The flight was not too bad but it felt like a full 24 hours.. And I had the worst stomach ache towards the end (thanks to the bread and tons of candy). But I’m home now and I’m SO HAPPY. Just showered, now I’m unpacking a little with some music and candles lit in my room. Can’t wait to wake up tomorrow, make myself some green tea, and get back into the swing of things. Talk soon babes 🙂