beauty closet…in the lab

hello. lacey, my monthly beauty contributor, is visiting this weekend. which means one thing. we are in the beauty lab. we discuss products and what we think you guys would like for months on end. we facetime in face masks. we text selfies wearing various shades of lipstick.  we call to gush or to reveal disappointment in products. we debate pros and cons and defend our favorite products to the end and sometimes we agree to disagree on others.

while we are prepping our March post, you ARE not going to want to miss it, i will leave you with some of my current favorites for a sun kissed bronzey look.

natural sun kissed bronze make up


Teddy Kohl eyeliner by Mac – i love to line my bottom lashes with this

Giella Eye M Glam $32 - i wear this on the eyelids and under eyeliner on the bottom lashes

(a lacey recommendation)  Nars Multiple in St. Barts - hard to find online but available here – i used this for contouring the nose and cheekbones

want to see my review of bronzers? see here for a full review here and part two on my skin here

so tell me, what are the beauty questions on your mind? what products would you like us to test in our beauty lab?

please leave me a comment and let me know.

ruby tuesdays and my SPRING SHOE OBSESSIONS

ruby tuesdays… her crew cuts razor back sundress. i love a razor back on little tiny girl shoulders. i am thinking this might be a perfect easter dress.

crew cuts neon dress for girls crew cuts spring razor back dress mama and ruby

ruby: dress/ cardigan (old but similar here) socks/ boots (old)

me: dress ($59)- comes in tons of colors and you know how i love an under $100 dress

she was far too busy untangling her reindeer necklace to take off her cardigan to show you i did post one on insta though photo will have to do. the cuteness. oh the cuteness. its too much.


and on a completely unrelated note but i am too excited to make it seamless… SPRING SHOES!!

ready to dig yourself out of the snow and gloom?  have you been spring shopping yet? more importantly have you spotted the new hybrid bootie/shoe/sandal/cutouts thing?  i am not quite ready to put my booties away for the season. i just love them too much and now i don’t have to put them away at all.  these new shoes or shooties or boots with cut outs or shoots or sandal/boots or whatever you want to call them combine all the coolness i love in a bootie with the breeziness of spring. i will be pairing these with all my spring dresses and shorts.

clogs, mules, shooties, cut out booties

1/2/3/4/5/6/7 (almost sold out)/8/9/10/11 /12


monday rad deals… boho style for little girls

TODAY is the LAST day to enter to win the Pepper Lou and Lou and Lee giveaway!! go here to enter by following us all on instagram. easy as that.

once valentines is over i am all geared up for spring break. with the weather here in southern california we keep beachy style items in our closets year round. i am loving these boho looks for missy ruby this spring.

panama hat, poncho, boho style for kids

this look: zara girls blue and white stripe shirt $25.90 /zara girls crochet boot $50/ peek girls griffin shorts $42 panama hat for kids $30 /

that look: gap panama hat on sale for $11.96jcrew poncho top $42 /  gap kids distressed jean shorts now only $24.26/ old navy perforated boot $25

Check back tomorrow for a round up of the best shoes for spring! Can’t wait to get my hands on these new trends. YAY!


baby gift faves…

doesn’t it seem when you know one pregnant person you know ten? I know ten right now and they are all having boys!! per usual, as soon as i start wrapping presents for anyone missy comes in, oohing and ahhing and has to help. sometimes it is helpful. most times…

how to wrap for a baby shower

bandana drool bibs/ wood teething rings (easy present topper and mama will appreciate not having to tote around loud colors)/ modern bibs

orange, geometric and whale paper, felted wool string from paper source

favorite baby gift essentials

taylor joelle has some amazingly soft and adorable contrast tees (c/o) and leggings (c/o) for those itty bitties. i am in love with these peach tops for the girls. how to wrap a baby's present with hair bows

have you entered Lou and Lee and Pepper Lou Giveaway yet? You must, go here and enter now. Win two adorable bows from lou and lee, plus a turban from and dress from pepper lou.

I love using hair bows as a present topper for baby girls.

target wrapping paper, american craft glitter tape, washi tape, lou and lee leather bows in big girls and newbornswrapping baby gifts baby shower packaging taylor joelle striped dress for girlsruby’s dress c/o Taylor Joelle designs.

a leopard moment…

how i am wearing leopard 3 ways right now…

animal print 3 ways


victorias secret cover up dress (not available online) / bathing suit with cut outs underneath (most flattering one piece ever) $51 / blazer  $24/ gray sweater / leopard peg pants $15 / ankle strap heels $99/ leather cardigan $98 / animal print shirt $19/ gap jeans (out of stock online. see this post for details) / cost plus necklace