It’s that time of the year !!!  Time to score yourself some gorgeousness at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Below are some of my picks! Go!!

It’s up from here

It’s my big 30 birthday today and I can’t lie and say it feel great and yet I’m in some way mourning the recklessness of the 20′s.  I never lived recklessly and to be honest don’t feel like I ever would.  But in your 20′s if you didn’t get it right it was okay because you were young still.  I’m officially a big girl!  I have been living as a big girl for a while now but now it’s official!  7 years of marriage and 2 gorgeous babies later the 30′s are looking good.  I chopped my hair in search of freshness.  I want to be lighter.  I want to keep my life in perspective and focus on the now instead of the future.  I want to savor and live in the present.  Life is going by so fast in and this next decade I’m planning to fully live this big girl life ahead.  I hope to grow strong, amazing girls and support a beautiful marriage.  I plan to thrive in work and grow in life.  It’s up from here.Kacee from Life with Lipstick On   Kacee from Life with Lipstick On Kacee from Life with Lipstick OnKacee from Life with Lipstick OnKacee from Life with Lipstick OnKacee from Life with Lipstick On

White has been on the forefront of my closet all summer and when I spotted this white hot jumpsuit it had to be mine! I paired this little number with simple gold sunnies, oversized white watch and classic black and white sling backs.

Mango jumpsuit ( no longer available but similar here), Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Chanel watch, Forever 21 bracelet, Louboutin heels


Mint sundress

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Every girl needs a simple sundress that can be taken from work to wedding to drinks out. This little mint number was just right and so versatile.  I paired it here with pink strappy sandals and mint drop earrings from my have La Bel.  I love this dress in that I can pair it with leather jacket and black stilettos for a night out or booties and great cross body bag for a day of errands.

Topshop dress, La Bel earrings, Forever 21 bracelet, Zara heels( similar here )


Floral Skort

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Zara Blazer ( similar here) , J.Crew blouse , Zara Skort ( also love this) , La Bel jewelry,  Chanel watch ,Cathy Jean Heels ( similar here ) , Cotton On romper on Capri

 

I love the ease of a skort.  I paired this look with nude heels and blazer to dress them up a bit but find a cute skort is a staple in my closet.  It gives the dressiness of a skirt with the functionality of shorts.  Win win!

hoteldel

We just returned from the most fun little mini vacay to San Diego’s  Hotel Del Coronado on Corona Island.  We spent five days over the holiday weekend swimming, beaching and eating our body weight in delicious treats. Not only is Hotel Del so uber romantic it’s a fabulous family resort full of fun extras for the kiddos. For all our fun check out my Instagram feed for all the goods.  As we arrived, the kids were greeted with fun backpacks full of goodies and sent on a great scavenger hunt around the resort.  Among all the fun activities and the gorgeous amenities, we had some of the yummies dinners, cocktails and treats.  Below is a round up of some of my faves…

 

1. Waffle cone from Mootime Creamery

Fresh off the press is the best waffle cone ever at Mootime Creamery.  With endless customizable flavors you can build your own decadence.  The girls loved Silly Vanilly which is bubble gum blue and I went crazy for the Chocolate Mint.

 

2.  Marilyn Martini

The resort is known for it’s celeb guests one being the one and only Marilyn Monroe.  One of my all time faves Some Like it Hot was filmed at Hotel Del and so the drink was coined the Marilyn.  I am a sweeter martini drinker but Erik really liked this one.  The Marilyn is made with Nolet’s Gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, lemon twist.  Cheers!

3.  Chilean Sea Bass at SheerWater restaurant

I am a big seafood fan and one of my all time faves is Chilean Sea Bass. At Sheerwater they pan roast the bass in a Lobster sauce and served with butternut squash risotto and oyster mushrooms.  OMG!!!  So decadent!  The rich sauce and risotto are the yummiest compliment to the gorgeous fish.  A must try for fish lovers.

 

4.  Hibiscus Lemonade Adult Shaved Ice

The temps were starting to rise on the beach and after a morning of boogie boarding and shell collecting it was time for some shaved ice.  Capri opted for a Berrylicious with Monin Wildberry syrup and fresh lemonade.  Erik and I opted for the adult ice. I got the Hibiscus Lemonade  which was made with Bacardi Limon, Lemonade and Monin Hibiscus.  Yum!!  The perfect treat for a hot afternoon of beaching.

 

5. Chocolate Pecan Crumble

It’s gooey and chocolatey and basically what dreams are made of.   Baked in a caste iron boat, the decadent chocolate sauce oozes all over the pecans and creates a rich creamy cake like texture.  The crispy crumble on top ads the perfect amount of texture to balance out the yumminess.