Bumble BFF Brunch

Last Sunday I teamed up with Bumble BFF in hosting a brunch for some of my old and new friends alike. We gathered at Ocotillo Phoenix for some sangria, cocktails, food, and what was obviously about to be a lot of laughs. I towed in eight gift bags, a bouquet of sunflowers and daisies, and two teeny-tiny succulents. 




As we waited for the other girls to arrive, we ordered a few pitchers of red sangria and fruit salads.



For the ladies who didn't already have the Bumble BFF app, I helped them download it and set up their profiles! I always describe it as the dating app for friendships; it gathers all the girls in your set mile range and you can go through their profiles, see their interests, and chat if you feel like it. This is really great for people who are solo travelers, moving to a new state, or if you're like me, always looking to meet new people!





Opening the gift bags was definitely a highlight of the brunch. I spent all morning wrapping and filling the keychain size Sriracha bottles, so I was definitely pleased to see all the smiles! The gift bag itself was a yellow tote bag that says "B U M B L E", a denim, "LUCKY BEE" baseball hat, a mini Sriracha bottle, an adorable heart pin that reads "QUEEN BEE", a candle, two shimmer lip balms, and I just had to add an organic honey stick to play up on the whole bumble bee theme. 







We finished off the brunch with cocktails that all happened to be both pretty and pink, while we made plans for the near future. Maybe New Orleans? Or a casual pool day?

Photo credit: Natalie Allen
















Blue Collar








Shop:
Dress | Sneakers

Is it just me, or as Urban Outfitters stepped up their game lately? We all knew that UO was the trendy, cheaper younger sister to Free People (the Boho, hippie sister) and Anthropologie (the refined, professional sister), but now I feel that UO has grown up and has stocked their shelves with better quality pieces. For instance, this dress. I absolutely love this dress; the minute I saw it, I knew I would get a ton of wear out of it and I had to have it. It was great quality and was the same price as a plain t-shirt I had just purchased from Free People. Now, to me, that's a score!

Oh, and this sneakers with dresses trend? I'm all for it.

Photo credit: Natalie Allen

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Off Duty Lieutenant






Shop:
Cap | Blouse | Denim | Boots

Sometimes you try on a piece of clothing and immediately fall in love and that happened to me not one, but four times. Every item I am wearing in this post is my new favorite piece I own! The cap is super Parisian and great for all year round, it is an easy go-to hat that can be dressed up or down. The blouse has one of the most beautiful patterns I have ever seen; the colors are perfect for Fall and the material is lightweight enough to wear during the warmer months as well. These jeans can be worn with anything and they fit like a glove. And these shoes... these shoes are the next big thing, I promise you.

Photo credit: Natalie Allen

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Windy Day in AZ













Free People Dress | Urban Outfitters Hat old (similar here)

It has been pretty windy here in the sunny AZ which definitely helps in the cooling down process. Not only that, but it makes for a perfect picture, I mean who doesn't love some good hairography. This may come as a shock to some of you, but I am absolutely in love with Free People and this dress is my favorite dress I own. Is it not simply breathtaking?

Photo credit: Natalie Allen


Essex LA


















Shooting with Natalie was such a blast and the fact that I had the opportunity to shoot these amazing bags was just too much fun! Let me tell you something about Essex LA, each bag is made to order and you can customize your bag to fit your personality... you have over 500 combinations to choose from too! How great is that? I know... pretty great.

Photo credit: Natalie Allen