Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Couples Costumes

Guys - it's Halloween, and I am so excited to finally reveal our costumes! 

Introducing Anna Wintour and Bill Cunningham.

Hers: Lela Rose Dress via Rent The Runway 
Sole Society Sunnies, Heels & Necklace c/o
His: Jacket via Etsy // Banana Republic Pants // Puma Tennies (old)

A few things are mandatory when dressing the part of Anna Wintour: designer garb, oversized sunnies, a brunette bob and a classic nude kitten heel. (Bonus points for a stealth gaze!) Bill Cunningham keeps it simple with his classic blue jacket and khakis. Of course, Brandon will be wearing the camera around his neck as a prop - but we needed to use it to snap the photos of him, which is why it isn't pictured. ;)

Together, this is certain to be one cute (and fashionable) couples' costume! 

Happy Halloween!

Special "Thanks" to Sole Society for accessorizing me! xx

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fashionable Fall With DSW


With Fall in full swing, I've almost entirely traded in sandals and open toes for boots and booties. From OTK to booties, a girl can never have too may shoes boots - especially in the colder climates like Colorado, so adding another pair to the mix seemed appropriate. 

The minute I laid eyes on these suede Crown Vintage "Louvina" boots, I knew I had to have them! The color is just perfect for fall and they're incredibly versatile! To prove it, today I'm sharing 3 distinct looks that will *hopefully* give you some outfit inspo for all your Fall flavored festivities.

1. Trip to Mountain Winery

Fall has been unseasonably warm here in Colorado, but you can almost always count that the closer to the mountains you get and the higher up in elevation you climb, it's going to be a lot cooler. This past weekend, shorts and tees were completely necessary during the peak hours of the day, but I knew a heavy sweater would be essential when we decided to make an impromptu trip up to the Pikes Peak winery - and these boots paired perfectly with the transitional weather.

Scarf: Zara // Sweater: Target (old) // Shorts: Sears (old)
Tote: LuLu*s // Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW 
Sunnies: Local Boutique

2. Apple Picking / Pumpkin Patch

Whether heading to the orchard or off to a pumpkin patch, these sturdy and comfortable boots make great company! Most weekends in the Fall, you can count on me donning some variation of jeans and an oversized sweater - but cute boots like these, guarantee I'll be marking off my Fall checklist in style!

Sweater: LuLu*s // Jeans: Target 
Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW 


3. Rompin' Around

As I mentioned earlier, this year Fall has felt like more like Summer than Summer did a few months back. No complaints here though - I'm soaking every last bit of warm weather up while I can! Still, once I know it's officially Fall - I have a hard time wearing anything but boots. Pairing a favorite Summertime piece, like this romper, with a fabulous pair of Fall boots, make for a smooth transition into cooler months - even on unseasonably warm days. ;)

Romper: Local Boutique // Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW 




Just so you know: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein 
are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Acai Bowls

For years I've stuck to a strict morning routine of oatmeal with blueberries and cinnamon for breakfast. Oatmeal was something my great grandmother would make for me often as a child, so there's a bit of nostalgia wrapped up for me in every bowl. Plus, being a creature of habit, this routine works well for me. 

That being said, the past month has brought about A LOT of change for me, and it's most evidenced in my morning eating choices. Lately I've been turning to avocado toast, eggs, and bananas with peanut butter - to name a few. However, it was in San Diego that I discovered this little gem.


It was love at first bite when I was introduced to the Acai Bowl, and it's safe to say I'm hooked. I came back to Colorado with a bug to get in the kitchen and create my own. Here's my take on my new found fruit-filled favorite.

Acai Bowls:
(1 Serving)

1 Sambozan Acai Pack (found at Sprouts or Whole Foods)
1/2 - 1 Banana (depending on the consistency you want)
2 Tbsp Coconut Water or Apple Juice
Mixed Berries (I also used Mango!)
Granola & Coconut for topping

Place contents of acai pack, banana and liquid in blender. (I use a Ninja) Blend until smooth. Pour into serving bowl and garnish with berries, remaining banana (if any), granola and coconut. Enjoy!

Friday, October 24, 2014

#TravelingWithLuLus - Sightseeing

Whenever I'm in a new city, I love exploring its different neighborhoods. While in San Diego, we stayed on Pacific Beach, so naturally spent a lot of time there. Still, my explorer bug kicked in and I had to venture off and see more of the city. 

We had heard on recommendation from a PB server that Ironside in Little Italy was all the buzz lately, so Bran and I were sure of having to hit it up. Luckily, Festa was occurring while we were in town, so we were able to squeeze in an afternoon at the Italian festival before grabbing a bite at one of the coolest restaurants I've been to, to date. As I reported to a friend who was inquiring about whether they should add it to their San Diegan restaurant list, "the food is phenom, the bartenders know their ish, and the ambiance is killer." What more could a foodie want?!

Since we were going to be roaming around Little Italy from day to night, I opted for look that could easily translate from warmer to cooler temps. (If you've ever been in So Cal in Fall, you understand the need for both options.) 

It's def not your typical day-to-night look. But hey, I'm on vacation. ;)


 

Be sure to check out my other looks from the #travelingwithLuLus series, to see my airport style and beachside date night style. Of course, you can always head to instagram to see the full photo recap from the trip by using the hashtag #behrsgotoSanDiego. Happy Friday!

LuLu*s Sweater, c/o // LuLu*s Top, c/o
LuLu*s Reversible Tote, c/o // LuLu*s Tassel Necklace, c/o
Mossimo Shorts (old) // J. Crew Slides (sold out) 
Sole Society Sunnies, c/o
Michael Kors Watch // Earrings & Bracelet via Sears (old), c/o




Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TravelingWithLuLus - Beachside Dinner Date

Yesterday I revealed my hubby's big-birthday-surprise-trip to San Diego, and shared my signature airport style (with the help of LuLu*s, of course.)

I tend to like to "go with the flow" and not plan too many things out on trips - especially when you have 6 people in tow, like we did. It just seems to be more fun when you fly the seat of your pants and don't limit yourself to a strict set of to-do's. The only thing I obviously had to plan for sure, was hubby's birthday dinner. More importantly I had to outfit plan for what to wear to hubby's b-day dinner, and this fun and flirty little number screams "Happy Birthday, baby!" 

 

I made reservations several weeks in advance at George's on the Cove in La Jolla. We sat cliffside at sunset and dined on some UH-MAZING dinner and apps, while sipping on some equally fantastical wine and cocktails. I highly recommend putting it on your list if you're in the area.


LuLu*s Dress, c/o // LuLu*s Shoes, c/o // Sole Society clutch
ILY Couture Pave Bracelet // Target Bracelet

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#TravelingWithLulus - What To Wear On A Plane

A couple of weeks ago I shared on Instagram that I had surprised my hubby with a beach trip for his birthday, and I am so excited to finally be sharing all the deets with you! I had been planning this trip for MONTHS with the help of his best buds (thanks guys!) and chose San Diego as our destination. Brandon had never been to San Diego, but I spent a lot of time there in my late teens, so I am pretty familiar with the city and felt confident it was just the place for him to ring in his 30's. (The boy loves water and his whole "laid-back vibe" is SO San Diego.)

The best part of this surprise, was that Brandon had thought that we were going to be spending his big day at a company retreat in Vail/Beaver Creek. Every year our partners whisk all their realtors away to a fabulous mountain lodge, and bring a nationally acclaimed guest speaker, and every year it happens to be on Brandon's birthday. Now, a fabulous mountain lodge is nothing to frown about, but being that it was his big 30, I had to switch it up and celebrate him properly! #duh

He was totally surprised when I told him to pack his bags less than 36 hours before the flight left. (He honestly had no idea!) It was so nice to give him the peace of not having to worry about the details (or the fact that he was entering a new decade). Of course, worrying is what I do, so I thought about every last detail including what to wear! #obvi Luckily, LuLu*s was on board to help me out in that department, starting off with today's look which answers the very serious girl question of, "what to wear on a plane."



LuLu*s Sweater, c/o // LuLu*s Tote, c/o // LuLu*s Shoes, c/o
Sole Society Sunnies, c/o // Zara Leggings (old)
Bracelet (gift) // Target Tee // Claire's Necklace

For airport travel, comfort is key and, after a bad experience with what I thought was a "comfortable wedge sandal", you can guarantee you're going catch me in flats from here on out. And, when comfort meets cute, like these menswear-inspired herringbone oxfords, it's a win-win situation.

Another key travel component for me is layers! Not only can climate change from departure to arrival, but plane temps are always so unpredictable and I need to be able to adjust accordingly. 

Finally, an oversized tote is pretty much a no brainer for carrying on-flight essentials such as magazines, iPad, headphones, KIND bars, etc. You just can't go wrong with a big bag while on the go.

Follow along this week as travel in style with LuLu*s, and be sure to catch all the travel diary details by using the hashtag #behrsgotosandiego on Insta.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Moments Of Chic

It's no secret that I am crazy about juxtaposition in fashion: oversized sweaters with short-shorts or skin-tight skinnies, leopard print with stripes, black leather with blush chiffon - the list goes on and on. My most beloved example though, has always been lace with denim. I'm a sucker for flirtatious feminine pieces paired with a touch of masculine edge, and lace paired with denim proves to be a dynamic duo for achieving that look. So, needless to say, when Piperlime selected this look for me to share as part of their Moments of Chic campaign, I was over the moon!



For multiple reasons, Piperlime has always been on my short list of online retailers I frequent: they're on the cutting edge of style, having all of my favorite designers in one place, and they cater to fashionistas in a wide range of budgets. (I have to admit though, choirs of angels go off -in my head, anyway- whenever they have a sale.) I just love their tips on how to rock the season's hottest trends, and their aesthetic is always so effortless and put together.

For me, "chic" comes in a number of forms and can be defined in a multitude of ways. Today's look takes a "less is more" approach on chic, by keeping the shoes and accessories simple to highlight the already fabulous lace top and denim jeans. 

When you start with a good base, you really don't have to add too much to have your moment of chic.

Happy Monday!

 
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