Stylelista's 24th Birthday Lusts

24th Birthday Wishlist

Rebecca Minkoff Mac Crossbody
Stella and Dot Arrow Necklace

So tomorrow I turn 24 and while I was in Palm Springs for the weekend, I kept forgetting that my birthday was coming up. As I do every year, I make a list of things I would love to receive as gifts but as I started writing this post, I realized I haven't even thought of what I wanted mainly because I don't need anything. I managed to find a few things but I was just happy to have my two closest girlfriends with me soaking up the sun in PS! While I am burnt to a crisp now it was totally worth it!So here are my birthday lusts! Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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Stylish Birthday Weekend Getaway

At noon today I will be on my way to Palm Springs to celebrate my birthday with my two best friends! I can't wait to soak up the rays, drink pina coladas, and gossip all weekend as I ring in my 24th year! Make sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be keeping everyone up to date! Hope everyone has a stylish weekend!
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Stylish Palm Springs Getaway Essentials

Palm Springs Weekend

Dress // Bikini // Shoes // Sunglasses // Bag // Nail Polish

I am heading to Palm Springs tomorrow with two of my girlfriends for a girl's weekend to celebrate my birthday and I am so excited to lounge by the pool and hang with my gals! Of course, everything I need to bring, clothing wise, is at the front of my mind! I thought I would share some of my essentials for the weekend since the weather is supposed to be 102! I personally can't wait because I have missed me some desert heat! What are must haves for you on weekend getaways?

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June Stylish Girl of the Month: Troian Bellisario

 I can't even believe June is almost over and my birthday is next week! For my July pick, I only thought it was appropriate to have a PLL. If you haven't already figured it out, I am obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, after this month I will have had every single starring actress from the show as a SGOTM pick. Troian is so gorgeous and has such amazing style that she is an obvious pick for this month's SGOTM. She's also engaged to the star of my other favorite show Suits, Patrick J Adams! See believe why I chose her! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!
from left to right
Troian wearing Charlotte Ronson, love the cut on this dress!
Troian has the rocker look down perfect in this AllSaints outfit
Troian dazzles in this white Three Floors dress
This pale pink Tibi dress is to die for!
Pictures credit: Style Bistro and Google

What's your favorite look on Troian?
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Stylish Outfit: Summertime Rompin'

Romper: c/o Deb Shops // Shoes: c/o Deb Shops // Necklace: c/o Deb Shops (similar) // Watch: c/o Caravelle by Bulova
Pixs Taken By: Sam Sherdel

I am SUPER excited to share today's outfit because I never would have thought I would be wearing a romper on my blog! As you know I have a super long torso, so rompers always freaked me out but when I decided to conquer my fear and found this gorgeous black one from Deb! I can't believe I haven't tried these sooner! I love the comfy feel and how chic and effortless it is. I love it paired with the gladiator sandals and the statement necklace This outfit is even better for an outdoor party, because it's still dressy but cool and cozy! I am linking up with SoCal Blogger Society's June link up and the topic is Outdoor Entertaining. Thanks again to Sam for shooting these pixs! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday!
So until next time... Live Stylishly


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Stylish Summer Skin Essentials

Summer has OFFICIALLY begun as of Saturday and that means longer days and spending my weekends in the sun. As a lot of you already know my younger sister is a skin cancer survivor so I have learned that protecting my skin from UV rays is extremely important so when buying beauty products SPF is a major concern for me. I thought I would share some amazing products that I use on a regular basis that are perfect UV fighters. Just the smallest steps can help prevent skin cancer and save your life!
SPF Must Haves
from left to right:

1. I don't know how I have lived without bareMinerals bareSkin foundation with SPF 20 not only is it a great skin protector but it literally makes my face look FLAWLESS!

2. I have posted this before and I can't get enough of Fresh's Sugar Bare Lip Balm, it has SPF 15 in it and smells delicious!

3. Even though my makeup has SPF in it, I try to always put SPF on my face on top of everything, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face SPF is perfect and it doesn't leave me oily or feeling like I have sunscreen all over. It goes up all the way to SPF 100 as well!

4. I've been using this Olay CC Cream for over a year now and I love how it doesn't clog my pores after I wash my face and has SPF 15 in it as well!

5. Of course protecting my skin on my entire body is important and I love Clinique's SPF 30 Body Cream

All of these products are perfect for protecting your skin throughout the entire year. Hope everyone had a great first weekend of summer!
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A Stylish Reunion Weekend

TGIF! I am so excited because I am being reunited with R today! He is back in LA for the weekend before he moves to Florida on Sunday! I can't wait to spend the entire weekend with him and relax! Hope everyone has a stylish and fun weekend!
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Stylish Wardrobe Need: Summer Shorts

Summer Shorts

Clockwise from top 
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As I was going through my closet last night, I realized that all of my shorts from last summer are too small or I am just sick of. I tend to lean towards shorts on the weekend all throughout the summer since I wear mostly dresses to work throughout the warm days so when I saw that I really don't have any  shorts, I quickly ran to my computer and went on the hunt for some stylish shorts for this summer. Luckily, I found a ton that are super cute and affordable! Happy Thursday, its almost Friday!
So until next time... Live Stylishly


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Stylish Summer Trend: Pineapple Prints

Pineapple Prints

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Whenever I see anything pineapple, I think Hawaii and summertime relaxing! Pineapple printed fashion is all over the place this season, and I personally want to jump on this bandwagon! I decided to scour the web for fun and stylish pineapple printed items that are perfect for the summer! Hope everyone is having a great week!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

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Stylish Outfit: Summertime Denim & White

 Dress: c/o Deb Shops // Denim Vest: c/o Deb Shops // Shoes: c/o Deb Shops // Necklace: c/o Deb Shops // Phone Case: c/o Purse Case // Watch: c/o La Mer Collections // Rings: c/o Deb Shops
photos taken by: Sam Sherdel

I am SO excited about today's post because I get to not only share some of my recent purchases but also share my new photographer friend who you will definitely be seeing more of on the blog! Since R is moving to Florida, I was forced to find a new blog photographer and have been lucky enough to find Sam Sherdel! She is a fantastic local photographer and was gracious enough to shoot pictures for me over the weekend! While R will always have my heart when it comes to blog pictures, Sam has opened my eyes to a new begining and I can't wait to continue to work with her! One of the outfits she shot with me is this fun strapless white flowy dress. Well it's actually a shirt on me (dang it torso) but I paired it with denim shorts (which you can't really see) and a fun crochet detailed denim vest! These gold wedges are to die for and have already worn them 3 times since getting them last week! I just love this whole outfit as it symbolizes summertime for me!
So until next time... Live Stylishly
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Stylish Summer Swimsuits

Stylish Summer Swimsuits
from left to right:
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

While I love shopping, shopping for swimsuits might be my least favorite thing. I think most girls can relate to me on this. I only wish I could look like the girls in the magazines, but this is reality and I can't, so I am stuck trying bikinis on in a horribly lit dressing room with mirrors that distort my body and its just a flat out miserable experience. I am on the hunt for a new bikini before my birthday trip to Palm Springs in a few weeks, and while I am okay with spending some money, I'd rather not pay an arm and a leg for a bikini. I scoured the web (literally) to find perfect options that are affordable and stylish! I would love to hear your thoughts on bikini shopping and what styles you prefer! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

So until next time... Live Stylishly
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Current Stylish Wardrobe Lusts

Currently Lusting

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While I did some major retail therapy last weekend, there are still a few items on my wish list that I am on the hunt for. As the weather warms up, the need for jeans or anything other than a tank top is getting slimmer, but living in SoCal, we sometimes get spoiled with cooler weather in the warm months. Here are some of the things I am current lusting over! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Thursday!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

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Stylish Outfit: Summertime Boho

Top: c/o Deb Shops (similar) // Shorts: c/o Deb Shops // Bandeau: Free People // Shoes: c/o Deb Shops // Clutch: c/o Susu Handbags // Headband: c/o Deb Shops (similar)

I love a great pair of printed shorts and these Deb Shops ones with crochet waistband are to die for! I will have these on repeat throughout the summer! I decided to embrace my inner boho and pair them with a fun flowy top and gladiator sandals. I topped it off with a colorful headband, and voila the perfect festival inspired look! I liked mixing up my normal outfit and stepping outside my comfort zone for a change! What do you all think?

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Stylish Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day 2014 Gift Guide

from left to right:
UCLA Bruins Beach Towel $20
Hugo Boss iPhone 5/5s Case  $40
Barbuzzo Bar Tools Set $40
Dad's Bar Sign $58
Splurge: Ben Minkoff "Indy" Dad Bag $250

I say this every time a holiday rolls around and I have to get my dad something, what do I get the guy who has everything? This is my standard question, but each year I manage to find my dad a great gift that he loves.  I decided to scour the web for great affordable gifts that any dad will love since Father's Day is this Sunday! My dad loves UCLA so I included some cool UCLA items that I think he would like! What are you getting your dad? Hope everyone had a great weekend!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

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A Stylish June Weekend

photo credit: Free People Blog

TGIF! The weeks are flying by which is great! Excited to relax this weekend and catch up on sleep and maybe get some shopping in! I thought I would share a great quote thats perfect to start the weekend off!  Hope everyone has a stylish weekend!
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Stylish Wishlist: Summer Skorts

Stylish Skorts

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We all know I have a love for skorts, as seen here and here, and I have been dying to add more to my wardrobe, especially now that it's summer. So I went on the hunt for some stylish and affordable skorts and found tons of amazing options. See my favorites below! Which one is your favorite?
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Stylish Nail Collection: Essie Summer 2014 "Haute in the Heat"

Just as I start to get the itch for new nail polish colors a new collection comes on my radar and I get my nail polish fix! Essie has done it again with their latest collection, Haute In The Heat." The collection features six "haute" shades that are absolutely perfect for summer! The names are even more clever and go along perfectly with the warm weather. See the colors below in this fun GIF image of all the colors! This collection can be seen in stores and online here and of course is a must have!
Haute in the Heat — a pink-red flamboyant
Roarrrrange — a punchy orange
Urban Jungle — white sweet cream
Strut Your Stuff — blue
Ruffles & Feathers — emerald green
Fierce No Fear — nice cappuccino
all images credit Essie and ChicProfile

What's your favorite color in the collection?
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Stylish Outfit: Watercolor Maxi Dress

Dress: c/o Deb Shops (similar) // Jacket: c/o Deb Shops // Shoes: c/o Deb Shops // Necklace: c/o Deb Shops // Purse: c/o Deb Shops (similar) // Earrings: c/o Jami 

We all know I love a great maxi dress and this one is no exception. Maxi dresses are such an easy and comfortable way to feel girly and chic and yet still remain comfortable. I plan to wear maxi dresses frequently throughout the summer! I paired this one with a cropped denim jacket and added some flair with the fringed bag. I kept the jewelry simple with gold earrings and necklace and white sandals. This is the perfect outfit for day or night! Work has been crazy the past few weeks so I am sorry for the lack of blog posts and the shorter posts. Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!
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A Stylish Life Journey Coming to an End..

I normally tend to leave my personal life out of my blog, but this past weekend really was a life changing weekend and the end of a long three year journey. was not only a celebration but a quite emotional one for me and I thought I would share some of the story with my readers. As many of you know I met R back in 2011 when I first moved to LA and he was just starting out in dental school at UCLA. We would see each other off and on for the next two years and then fast forward nearly two years later and we reconnect at a local bar and the rest is well history. While we did end things romantically late last summer, R has remained one of my closest friends and yesterday I got to celebrate along with his family him finally completing dental school at UCLA and taking the next steps to become an Endodontist after he attends the University of Florida, Gainesville, for the next two years. Yes, that means he and I will no longer be five minutes from each other but now 2,400 miles and a long plane ride away. R was the magic behind all the amazing pictures on this blog and I owe him so much for helping me get my blog to where it is today. 

I am filled with happiness and sadness as I write this, maybe a few tears, but I am so thrilled to be watching my friend take the next steps to achieving his dream and am so thankful to have been able to have been a part of some of his amazing journey. I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures with R! Congratulations R on everything you have achieved and most of all for being the most incredible friend I could have ever of asked for. 

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