A LIFE & STYLE BLOG

happy hour at bottega louie

May 29, 2015

pretty feminine dress at a fun los angeles restaurant M Loves M @marmar
Bottega Louie is one of my favorite spots in downtown Los Angeles. They have delicious French food, as well as the most beautiful pastry cases. It's incredibly hard to go in and resist their tasty macarons. They have so many great flavors, but I'm a sucker for the salted caramel! Bottega Louie also has a great cocktail menu and the baristas do such a wonderful job on their presentation. Wait until you see the edible flower on my pretty drink! For an evening downtown I wore this pretty pleated dress with a trench coat and some nude sandals. When you go to Bottega Louie, it's hard not to get all girly and dolled up! It's pretty much a given!
best macarons in los angeles at bottega louie M Loves M @marmar
pretty feminine dress at a fun los angeles restaurant M Loves M @marmar
happy hour at bottega louie M Loves M @marmar
happy hour at bottega louie M Loves M @marmar
pretty feminine dress at a fun los angeles restaurant M Loves M @marmar
pink pleated feminine dress M Loves M @marmar
happy hour at bottega louie in downtown los angeles M Loves M @marmar
dress J.Crew, trench Everlane, shoes Eight Fifteen {similar}, necklace Pink Peonies

Happy Friday everyone! I have so many amazing photos to share with you from my trip to Alaska! The wifi hasn't been that strong on my phone but I'm glad I can get it a little more easily on my computer. This trip has kind of forced me to have a phone detox and to be honest it's been really nice. I'm so used to needing to be on my phone so often but not having service has forced me to put it down and focus on being in the moment. Although, of course, I have been saving some snaps for later! It's hard not to! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xox
photos by Valorie Darling

lipstick picks

May 28, 2015

lipstick picks M Loves M with Hourglass Grace, Jouer Lana and Urban Decay Bang @marmar

With a new season right around the corner, I figured it might be good to share another round of LIPSTICK PICKS. I love wearing color during the spring and summertime and I'm super excited about these three new shades. Can't wait to hear what you think!

M Loves M lipstick picks with Hourglass Grace lipstick @marmar
Hourglass Grace is a really gorgeous nude. I love how it's soft and very natural looking. It's a great color to put on when you're doing a smoky eye or wearing a darker outfit. It's also just an easy color for everyday wear. I usually have a hard time finding nude lipsticks I like, but this one definitely works!
M Loves M lipstick picks with Hourglass Grace lipstick @marmar

M Loves M lipstick picks with Jouer Lana lipstick @marmar
 Jouer Lana is a gorgeous berry pink! Jouer lipsticks are a new favorite because they are incredibly soft and moisturizing. They glide on so easily, and almost feel like a balm because they're very hydrating. I especially love this pretty pink color!
M Loves M lipstick picks with Jouer Lana lipstick @marmar

M Loves M lipstick picks with Urban Decay Bang lipstick @marmar
 Urban Decay Bang is going to be a favorite for summer, I can already tell! The red/orange shade is just so fun! The color totally pops when you wear it! Perfect summer statement lip!
M Loves M lipstick picks with Urban Decay Bang lipstick @marmar

Have you tried on any pretty lipsticks lately? Please share below so I can check them out!

xox

making rompers more polished

May 26, 2015

cute and stylish romper outfit for adult women M Loves M @marmar
Oh hey little romper! The season for easy dressing is here..horray! Rompers are a great daytime choice because it's a one-and-done piece! You don't have to stress about a matching top or bottom; you put a romper on and have a complete outfit. I added this cozy cardigan though since we're still having some brisk spring days over here. I love how the two look together, and I think it's a great way to make rompers seem more polished. I added these super cute {and comfy!} brown strappy sandals and my trusty tote {it's on sale too!}. This outfit definitely has me excited for summer!
cute way to wear a romper when you're an adult M Loves M @marmar
brown strappy sandals Isola M Loves M @marmar
cozy cardigan and romper spring outfit M Loves M @marmar
printed brown romper Banana Republic M Loves M @marmar
cute spring and summer romper outfit M Loves M @marmar
cozy light blue sweater with printed romper M Loves M @marmar
sweater Banana Republic, romper Banana Republic, shoes Isola, tote Old Navy, sunglasses Karen Walker Harvest, bracelets Ann Taylor, lipstick Tory Burch Just Like Heaven

I've been on a cruise for the past few days and it's been SO much fun! Are you following along on Instagram? I started to post a little bit but the service has been a little rough at sea. We're making some fun stops over the next few days with some once-in-a-lifestyle excursions, so I'll definitely be sharing! I'm both nervous and excited! 

Happy Tuesday everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

xox
photos by Kimber Brown

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