Memorial Day planning

A three day weekend is coming up — YAY!!  I loved long weekends before having a kiddo, and now that I’m a mom I look forward to them like you would not believe!!

We don’t have any firm plans yet, but I’m sure our weekend will be filled with at least some of the following:  BBQ, picnic in the park, zoo trip, wine country, swimming pool, shopping (MEMORIAL DAY SALES!!), brunch, urban hike, beach time… and we’ll squeeze in some work on the house because that is NEVER ENDING.

What are you up to this holiday weekend?

Memorial Day Sales!!!

Net-A-Porter — Take 50% off select designers. Valid 5/22.

Nordstrom — The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is almost here! Valid 5/23-6/3.

Macy’s  Take 20% off during the Memorial Day Sale with code MEMDAY. Valid 5/23-5/28.

ShopBop  Sale’s in bloom! Save up to 40% on thousands of new warm-weather styles. Plus, free shipping & returns!

Yoox  Up to 40% off. Valid 5/22.

Barneys — Receive up to 40% off. Valid 5/22.

Revolve — Take up to 50% off sale items. Valid 5/18.

Bloomingdales — Take an extra 40-50% off already-on-sale items, plus an additional 20-50% off select full-price items. Valid now through 5/28.

Nordstrom Rack — Clear the rack for deals up to 70% off. Valid 5/25-5/28.

IMG_2768ps.  This is what beach attire can look like in greater San Francisco this time of year.  Rumor has it this weekend will be HOT HOT HOT though!!  YASSS!


in LOVE with LACE <3

April showers bring May flowers, and LACE!!!

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These embroidered lace rompers are everything!!


So in love with the beautifully feminine detail…

Need a lacey LBD?  Girrrl, we got you!!

This black lace midi is a dream party dress.

Just want a lace top?  No problem!  We got that too 😉 And it’s on sale!!


Or how about a little lace kimono action?  PERFECT as a bikini cover up for those summer days ahead, or over a tank and some denim.  LOVE.

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Happy lace season ya’ll!



Happiness- Part 2

Ok, time to continue our discussion of Happiness. Sorry it’s took awhile for part two to come your way- If you haven’t read PART 1, stop right now and go back and read it so you are all caught up!

finding peace and appreciation (vs expectation) in the day to day chaos


outfit deets: swimsuit (my color is sold out- this is a similar color) | shorts

Let’s start with 3 things:

  1. we have to make the conscious choice to be happy (talked about this in Part 1) and take care of yourself- and grow
  2. we have to live joyfully. Make contributions by helping others.
  3. we must trade our expectations for appreciation

So, on that note:

A book I read cites multiples studies that say what you have in material wealth or any of the items I mentioned have almost no lasting impact on how happy you are as a person. I think we tend to look at people who have been blessed monetarily and automatically think they must be happier than us.  However, multiple studies show that rich people have a much higher suicide rate than poor people which would suggest poor people are generally a lot more happy than the rich.

When we feel like we are in the depths of sorrow, the way out is service.  How can we be depressed when we are helping others?  Have you ever noticed that the happiest people  are the ones who are always saying “I will”?  These people have families, they work, they have busy homes, and they have almost no free time, but they find a way to serve.  That’s their secret.  The secret to real happiness is not to dwell on ourselves and our own problems. To be fulfilled in the now.

I heard a story on a podcast once- if you know my husband, you know he loves a good podcast- but this one made such sense to me. On an airplane, you are told – incase of an emergency to put your mask on first, and then your child’s. Seems selfish, right? However, you wont have anything for that child if you don’t put yours on and then can’t help them. In the same way- putting yourself in a beautiful state- putting that living oxygen inside of you and then you have things to give other people. Suffering begets more suffering. (sounds like something Tony Robbins would say, right? Well… he’s the one who did 🙂 )

When we’re fulfilled, we’re not a taker but a giver because we’re filled up. To be fulfilled:

  • We must keep growing.
  • We must make contribution by helping and serving others.
  • We must trade our expectations for appreciation.

Yet often hard challenges can really take a toll on our personal experience and we end up focusing on our “achievement” alone,

Having said this- you have to go back to part one and remember the first step-The most important decision you can make, is to be happy. It is a conscious choice that we make for ourselves.

Yet often these hard challenges can really take a toll on our personal experience and we end up focusing on “achievement” alone. Robbins reminds us that achievement without fulfillment is the worst type of failure.

Suffering, which removes us from a beautiful state and happiness, comes from 3 thought patterns :

Loss. Less. Never.

  1. Loss. If you are in a situation where you believe someone, the govt, a friend, a family member, did something and because they did that you lost love, opportunity, respect- the illusion of loss is the place we suffer. It is unconsciously because we are obsessing about ourselves. Life as we expect it to be is not there and our expectations is what is keeping us from having happiness.
  2. Less. If you did something, I did something, you failed to do something and as a result, either of us have less respect, less joy, less opportunity, less love, or less something- you are going to suffer. You will have those negative emotions.
  3. Never. Because you did this, I didn’t do that and because of that we will never have something again. This causes people to get crazy inside.

Let me give you an example (that Robbins *can you see a pattern- this guy has changed my thinking with all of these thought nuggets!* gave that has resonated with me almost daily since I first heard it) that I’m sure we have all witnessed. You are headed on vacation, or a work trip- you get on the airplane and realize for the next several hours you won’t have internet- you will be away from your emails, something could happen! They might need you. Or, let’s not forget about being away from social media for a few hours- this could cause a person to stress. When honestly, what is stressful about sitting in a seat for a few hours. Then, they come on the overhead and say they have wifi on the plane- you get excited, people around you get excited. 20 minutes into the flight… the wifi goes down. And people go nuts. They get angry. They need wifi! 20 minutes earlier it was a miracle you had wifi – now its an expectation.

The antidote to this? Appreciation. Trade your expectations for appreciation and everything will change. If you live your life based on expectations your happiness is cheap. Get outside of yourself and find something to appreciate.

If you trade your expectations for appreciations- life can be beautiful.

there is beauty and stuff to appreciate every moment of every day…


to be continued….




gifts for mom

gift guide

Mother’s Day is May 13th this year!  Need help with a gift idea?  Here are some things on my wish list, and I’m a mom so it’s legit 😉

  1. Hello Beautiful Mug.  Who doesn’t want to be told they’re beautiful every morning over coffee?

2. Barr-Co lotion.  A beautiful lotion for her dresser or vanity.  And the pump is key, particularly for germ-a-phobes.

3. “Home Is Where Your Mom Is” dish towel. Because it’s cute and sweet.  Awww.  All the feels for this one.

4. Silk robe.  A little pricey, but oh so pretty!

5. World’s Greatest Mom tote.  The perfect re-usable gift bag for all her Mom’s day goodies.

6. Binge-Watching Beauty Kit.  Make her breakfast in bed and watch the kiddos while she indulges in some decadent binge-watching.

7. Embroidered sleep set.  (top  and  bottom sold separately) Love the embroidery, love the flirty ruffled sleeves.  No it’s not sexy lingerie, but it’s comfy and sweet.

8. Carry On Champagne Cocktail Kit.  This little kit on its own isn’t going to cut it, but pair it with tickets to some place romantic and WOW!!! YASSS!!! Best. Gift. Ever.

9. Monogram Canape Plates.  I own almost every letter in these and I use them all the time.  They’re the perfect size for appetizers, desserts, dipping oil, pastries, and loads more.  In fact, I’m going to see which letters I’m missing and fix that now…

10. Embellished Throw Blanket.  Everything about this blanket… love.  The colors, the cozy, the size.  Perfection.


For the Moms out there– what’s on your wish list??






















new dresses available NOW!!

Spring is in full swing.  The days are getting warmer and longer.  Flowers are blooming.  Birds are singing.  And dresses are popping up in the Juniper Lemons boutique!

the essential t-shirt dress

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The most comfy t-shirt dress ever!  And we’ve got it in midnight and nickel.

adrian hoodie white - 2

Pair it with the adrian hoodie for some more cute and casual.

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the skipper dress

And then there’s the skipper dress!  Perfect for a relaxing boat around the bay, or a backyard BBQ.  Is it 4th of July yet?!?!

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the embroidered maxi romper

And finally… OMG OMG OMG… the embroidered maxi romper is now stocked in a beautiful natural white.

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It just oozes elegance and femininity.  Perfect for a beach vacay or posh picnic.  It also photographs beautifully and is a top pic for engagement photos and family pics!

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Which ones are your faves?!


Ash’s obsessions


Tiered print skirt.  A fun twist on a classic midi skirt.  Pair it with a bright sweater and booties and you’re good to go!

Sunburst earrings.  I’m obsessed with cute little earrings lately.  I love the burst of sparkle these have!

Floral jumpsuit.  This brightly colored jumpsuit screams spring!!  Cute little ruched sleeves, and only $64!?!

Aj’s obsessions


Love Bracelet. I love to layer bracelets…unfortunately for me, I am highly allergic to nickel- and you would be surpised how many things have nickel in them! Even gold! (not rose gold though!) Love this cute bracelet…but doubt I could wear it. Someone get it and wear it for me!

Raga Dress. I have a few trips coming up on the calendar so swimsuits and coverups are on my brain!!

Muche Et Muchette. Ok, I’m obsessed with this one. The sequin stars are amazing!!