Pink Stripes for the End of Summer


Even though I am so excited for fall, sweaters and layering, I am still holding on to that last bit of warmth here in Dallas! It will most likely be warm here for another couple of months, so lucky us right?! I picked this dress up for our trip to California because I thought it would make the perfect dress for dinner out with the family. I can easily get away with wearing it for a couple more months here in Dallas too.

This dress is not only comfortable, but really cute with the ruffle details. I went for a size small and it seemed to fit perfectly. The best thing about this dress is it is super affordable at under $15! A great deal for a really cute piece.

Thank you so much for stopping by! xo, Nataly






OUTFIT DETAILS: Shein Ruffle Yoke Striped Dress {fit: true to size // wearing a small} || Rocketdog Nessa Pismo Sandal c/o || Henri Bendel Modern Icon Crossbody || Kendra Scott Gold Cuff Bracelet


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Kenra Hair Products for Healthy Hair


Happy Monday! I am back with a review of hair products that I have recently been trying by the brand Kenra. While, I have heard of this brand before I have never tried it. So, I was eager to give these products a try. This post is in collaboration with Brand Backer and Kenra. All thoughts and opinions expressed are geniuely my own.

 I think it is safe to say that everyone wants silky, shiney and healthy hair. And this line of products is supposed to help with all those signs including dullness, thinning, breakage, frizz and more. I put these products to the test and here is what I learned.

KENRA SNAIL CC CREAM 

Before, you knock the name, there were no snails harmed in the making of this product. I used this after washing my hair and loved the way it made my hair feel. It smoothed out my frizz and left my hair shiney and healthy. I have been searching everywhere for a product like this one to combat my frizz and I finally found it!

KENRA SNAIL ANTI AGING SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER

The first thing I always notice about a shampoo and conditioner is the smell. And let me tell you this product smells so good and it leaves your hair smelling good until the next day too! Talk about a plus! It also lathers up well and makes my hair feel clean and hydrated. I did notice that my hair felt smoother, shiney and less dry!

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 KENRA SHAPING SPRAY

I have a pretty hard time curling my hair, hence why you hardly see my hair curled. So, I was really excited to try out this hair spray to see if it would hold my hair curly and it did. I was thrilled! I attended an event the night that this photo was taken and my hair held it's shape and didn't fall out. This hair spray doesn't make your hair feel crunchy. Just makes it super shiney, healthy, and helps hold your style all night.

While I was out in California I tried other shampoo and conditioner and noticed a big difference in my hair. It didn't feel as soft, shiney or healthy. I have to say I am not converted to this shampoo and conditioner. I will be repurchasing when I run out!

Thank you so much for reading! xo, Nataly

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Cozy Thermal for Fall


I was so thrilled when I found this pink house when we were in Carmel. Mainly because I knew I wanted a pink house to shoot in front of while we were on vacation! I always dream up these ideas before we head anywhere fun! Anyone else do this?

I picked this thermal top up during the #nsale and have been loving it. It is still available for under $20. Be sure to grab it quickly if you are interested. I paired it with my favorite bralette, distressed denim and slides c/o Rocketdog. If you are interested in these slides or any other shoes on Rocketdog's site you can receive 10% off any regular priced items with the code ELEGANT. My slides as well as the booties from Wednesday post have been on repeat. They are so comfortable!

Hope you all have a happy Friday! Thank you so much for stopping by! xo, Nataly










OUTFIT DETAILS: Socialite Thermal Top || Blank NYC Distressed Denim || Rocketdog Nessa Sliver Pismo Slides c/o {fit: true to size} || Henri Bendel Modern Icon Crossbody || Free People Gallon Lace Halter Bra || Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses

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Travel Guide: Carmel, CA Part 2


I am back with part 2 of our trip to Carmel (see part 1). Today, I am sharing all the places that we ate and options on where you should stay if you are planning a visit. My overall Carmel experience was better than I could have imagined. It was one of my favorite trips I have ever taken, right behind my trip to Hilton Head Island.

WHAT TO EAT

I was happy with every single meal we had while on vacation. There wasn't one that I was disappointed or wouldn't recommend, so I am sharing them all!

The nice thing about Carmel is that most places are dog friendly. My in-laws brought their dogs, so the dogs had breakfast, lunch and dinner with us most days. Some places even have a doggie menu.



The Haute Enchilada - It is located in Moss Landing, about 30-45 minutes from Carmel. I was very surprised by the meal here (in a good way)! I had the halibut tacos and they were very good. The chips and salsa were also a winner. Brian went for the ceviche and loved it.


The Valley at Carmel Valley Ranch - Brian and I both were very excited for this meal. Our in-laws made it sound so good and while the food was amazing, the service was not. I think it may have been because it was Labor Day weekend, but it took us 4 hours to have dinner. That is unusually long! I want to give this place a try again next time we are in town because everything we ate was fabulous! They also have a s'mores area for desert, complete with a fire pit, graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.


From Scratch Restaurant - We treated our in-laws to breakfast here and loved it. This restaurant was featured on Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives. It did not disappoint. It is located in the Barnyard shopping center.


Carmel Valley Coffee - We stopped in here while shopping in Pacific Grove. The atmosphere is very peaceful and the iced tea was good. I would have loved to stop back by for a coffee, but we didn't have enough time.


Red House Cafe - This was a yummy little lunch spot to grab a half sandwich and soup while sitting outside. It had great service and atmosphere!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Peplum Top // Shorts // Slides // Denim Jacket // Purse

The Forge - Another great spot to sit outside. They even have a fire place and outdoor heaters if it gets chilly. I had lobster tacos and Brian went for the ribs.


Scales Seafood & Steaks - We ate lunch here after we spent the morning at the Monterey Aquarium. My goal for this trip was to eat as much seafood as I could. I love a good lobster roll and this one was up there with one of my favorites. It was very fresh and tasted good. Brian ate the fish and chips in honor of my uncle who loved fish and chips.


Baja Cantina - The only photo I was able to snap of our dinner here was the gorgeous sunset. This particular night was really cold, so we decided to sit indoors, but they have a nice large sitting area outside. I loved the chips and salsa here too! I always judge a good mexican restaurant by how good the salsa tastes. My meal was equally as good!


Village Corner - Another great spot for breakfast! Again, we sat outside and had a wonderful meal here. They also serve lunch and dinner here too!


The Tap Room - This was our last meal of the trip. It was a must in my opinion. It is located on the Pebble Beach Golf Course. The food here was the best of the whole trip! I tried sand dabs (like a flounder) and was pleasantly surprised with my choice. We also had the largest banana split you've ever seen for desert. I wish I would have gotten a good picture of it. It was bigger than my head!


Carmel Bakery - I stopped in here for an iced coffee and my father-in-law grabbed some yummy pastries. The iced coffee was one of the best I have had in a long time! Wish I could go back here again! A great spot for coffee, cookies and more!


WHERE TO STAY 



We stayed in Carmel, but there are a ton of other places around Carmel that I would love to stay next time. I would recommend also staying in Pacific Grove or Pebble Beach. My in-laws rented a house to stay in through a friend, but there are also a ton of boutique motels and inns. It is a bit like stepping back in time, because the motels are nicely maintained, unlike some motels that you see around the Dallas area.

Overall, this trip was amazing! I am wishing I was back there right now. I am hoping we can go back again next year. My in-laws have made a tradition out of going there every year for the month of September.

Thank you so much for reading! xo, Nataly

P.S. I have an exciting announcement! I'll be at the 2017 StyleCon here in Dallas, Texas on September 23rd from 9am-5pm. Join me for a day of beauty, fashion presentations, motivational keynotes, blogger panels, pop ups, complimentary pamper services - hair, makeup, brows, lashes, & nails & lots of giveaways! Use the code SOCIAL20 for a ticket discount on stylecon.com.




Black Floral Dress from Sophia Coco


This dress c/o Sophia Coco screams fall to me. Even though it is floral, the black background gives it more of a fall vibe. And I paired it with booties for the ultimate fall transition look. This dress is super affordable at $40. I can even get away with wearing this dress to work with flats. If you want to receive 10% off your Sophia Coco purchase just use the code Nataly10 at checkout!

Anyone else get the vacation blues after coming home from a trip?! Going back to work has been hard this week. I am getting back in the groove though and can't wait to share part 2 of our travel guide (part 1 travel guide) tomorrow.

Kasey and I are headed to a musical tonight. I haven't been to a musical in quite sometime, so it should be a lot of fun. Be sure to follow along on Instagram!

Thank you so much for reading! xo, Nataly








OUTFIT DETAILS: Sophia Coco Black Floral Peplum Dress c/o {fit: true to size // wearing a small} || Rocketdog Saloma Francois Ankle Booties c/o {fit: true to size and very comfortable} || Henri Bendel Bag || Kendra Scott Necklace || Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses 

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