SUMMER SUNNIES

As many of you know I absolutely adore sunglasses! So, in honor of that,  today I’m sharing my top favorite summer sunnie trends. Currently I am going crazy for yellow hued shades. They have a transparency to them that adds a slightly edgy yet chic touch to an outfit. Some of my favorite shapes include aviators and round ! It might be an odd trend to get used and it may not be for everyone, but try them out! You might fall in love with them just like I did.

Another top trend that I gave into recently is oversized pop-art sunnies. Yes, I’m talking colorful and almost cartoonish sunglasses. I love them because they are a statement piece that, when outfitted correctly, ties in a whole look. I wear oversized sunnies a lot, but I definitely needed some time to get used to these ones ! That’s normal with new trends so remember not to shy away from something that you are not comfortable with !

 

Lastly, I can’t get enough of mirrored sunglasses. A couple of summers back, I also got very attached to the trend, but I think this summer I dig more of the metallic rose-gold and silver colors. Below are some of my favorites, and to be honest these sunnies can be found at low-cost priced stores such as Forever21, CottonOn, and H&M.

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HAIR ACCESSORIES

I am loving hair accessories right now! From headbands to hats to flower crowns, you name it!! Wanted to share this special post so all can tell how much I wear them on a daily basis and one can mix and match with a casual outfit.

I usually wear headbands when I am at the beach but this time I decided to wear them for a night out in the town, I love the pop o red it brings to the outfit and the best part is I bought it at a vintage shop brand being Carolina Herrera (I love when I find these things)…

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SILVER LAYER

So today’s post is all about my favorite short jeans since the weather has still been hot and as much as I would like to wear skinny jeans it’s not possible. I tend to wear a lot of vintage stuff now and then and these shorts I ended up cutting them myself from a pair of vintage Levi’s denim men jeans. I love the baggy feel to them, which makes it easier to wear them with tees or oversized vnecks (which is my favorite look of the season).

Hope you guys enjoyed it and as you can tell I usually wear them with white shirts and sneakers (per usual)… for Summer I end up wearing more casual looks since it is easy to accessorize with headbands or cute sunglasses… I guess accessories for me a pop of something is always a must 🙂

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SUMMER DRESSES

For some reason the days in San Diego keep getting hotter and hotter as days go by. We all think what could be the best outfit to wear without getting all sweaty, makeup dirty, and hair all messy… I have been recently wearing a lot of dresses since my last trip to Italy, I find them so easy to wear and accessorize as well, I dont know about you guys but I have this tendency to wear either short jeans for a while or dresses and rompers; this past weeks have been all about the dresses as you can tell.

This dress I got it last week and wore it the next day, I decided to wear it with my super comfy shoes and my favorite bag of the season. Believe it or not I love wearing sneakers but at the same time with dresses it just makes the complete outfit a little less formal and a little more casual… I am more of a causal gal as you see on my IG so sneakers are always on my mind.

Hope you guys enjoy it 🙂

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CLEAN EATING

Hello loves ! Recently I have been going to restaurants more often, and although I try to work out more, I feel like I have been slacking off on eating healthy. I decided to make some moderate changes in order to cut down on certain types of foods and drinks. So today I want to share with you five steps to clean eating that with time, hopefully become part of your daily routine. I have been following them for about two weeks, but my results have only been positive.

Tip One: If you are like me and eat out a lot, this tip can really help. Nothing compares to making food at home because you know exactly how you are preparing your food and which condiments you add.  However, if you order something at a restaurant, the safest bets are fruits and veggies. Although sometimes oils, pesto, and different seasonings are added to veggies, veggies burn calories and have low fat content especially if you stick to the green veggies. This of course will not leave you completely full, but it will fuel you up so that your main course can be a smaller portion.

Tip Two: Try out vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Vegan and vegetarian options are trending so much that these kids of restaurants are popping up in every neighborhood. One of my favorite restaurants in SD is Cafe Gratitude which is pictured above and they have amazing options. However, don’t limit yourself just to that. There are always vegan and vegetarian friendly options almost at every restaurant.

Tip three: Sweets are okay, just make sure they are low in fat and good for you. I love me a good ice cream or gelato. I know, however that these are not the best for my health. Start out, with maybe trying out a yogurt option or  even making your own fruity popsicles. They are a great alternative to satisfy a craving.

Tip Four: Switch to whole grain options. The best grains for you are the ones that have been the least processed. If you switch out pasta or white bread for whole grain, you get more fiber, anti-oxidants, and nutrient rich substitutes. These are better for your health, but also help with weight loss.

Tip Five: If you love a good happy hour and a refreshing margarita in the summer always calls your name, jot this one down. Try and use natural ingredients when creating your mixology. Go to your local produce market and instead of buying margarita mix or fruity mixers, squeeze lemons and crush berries to create a less sugary option. Also there are skinny girl cocktails which I have recently been obsessed with which are also low in sugar.

Let me know if these five tips helped you out! I would love to know if they were good options for you as well!

XX GINA