Lovely Land Park


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Lovely Land Park in the heart of Sacramento.

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I am feeling inspired today and decided to share this shoot my Husband did of me in one of  Sactown’s most Beautiful Parks, William Land Park.

If you have not been or you are planning on visiting Sacramento- William Land Park is a must-see & a great place for a picnic. The vast variety of large matured trees allow for a pleasant visit- even on the hottest of days. This park is quite large & it has a lot to offer, all of which are nestled right in Land Park. If you bring the kids there is Fairy Tale Town & the Sacramento Zoo. If you want a day of leisure, there is a Golf Course. If your looking for a workout, there are provided outdoor stations. If you are planning on having a picnic, I suggest stopping at the nearby neighborhood Old-Style Butcher Shop & Deli, Taylor’s Market, to pick up some good grub. This speciality market is full of charm & takes pride in sticking to the roots of what a true “butcher shop” is. There Deli-style/ Butcher counter is a carnivore’s wettest dream. Deep Red, well-marbled large cuts of meat are show cased like art. Neat less to say, They have all the picnic essentials whether you want to BBQ or just a quick grab & go sandwich. Either way, Taylor’s market is a must-see of it’s own.

If you are planning on visiting William Land Park; here is a printable site-map so you can plan your trip: William Land Park site- Map

If you are interested in my attire than you are in luck, because I am going to break it down for ya’ll (wink)!

Skinny Jeans: Well, I took a leap of faith & purchased some Whiter than White Articles of Society Skinny Jeans. If you know me, you know that I ruin shit like this. So thank goodness for BLEACH & Borax. I love the fit, they are comfortable & do not cause the muffin top effect; they are pretty forgiving. I picked these up from Nordstrom BP section.

Obey Top & Blazer: One of my top-fav shirts because its lite & comfortable. Adds a little color to my drab Black & White Wardrobe too. I picked this up on sale at Zumiez a while back. The Blazer, I love because it is a very lite material & great for those days when there is a lot of sun out, but a subtle chilly breeze. I picked this one up at Forever 21 for a great price.

Boots: I usually do not shop at Steve Madden (directly), but I happened to mosie in one day, and to my surprise, picked up these gems for $40 bucks ( all said in done after sale & coupon)!

Accessories & Jewelry: If you have not made accessories a part of your life, I suggest you do. They really tie anything (even if it doesn’t match) together. I picked up my awesome genuine leather belt from the Sacramento Antique Fair for a steal-of-a-deal price. I love the oxidized brass golden hue. My bracelet, I picked up for cheap at Forever 21.

// Get The Look //

// Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom // Obey Top ( similar ): Zumiez // Blazer ( similar ) : Forever 21 // Boots: Steven Madden on Amazon // Bracelet ( similar ): Forever 21 // Leather Belt ( Almost Identical) : Amazon //

Luv, Scout

Simple & Sweet Style

Simple Style with a unique Sweet touch

 

Well, If you know me, you know that….I am a fan of the “casual” style. If I could have it my way & not be cynically judged, I would wear Yoga pants & a sweat shirt every day. I personally think that if we all did this, we would thrive & have our quest for never ending happiness fulfilled. Some people think it makes you look “Lazy”, but toss those fuzzy slippers aside & put on some Athletic shoes and BAM!!! You look like you just worked out & therefore being productive & therefore giving off the impression you actually give a shit. But anyway, this lead me to create a style method that involves using Simple & Casual pieces & adding a lil’ sweetness. What I mean by “Sweetness” is your interpretation of your unique style;  your “personal” touch. Lets Break down this Simple & Sweet Style Look.

Basic White Tee: Every one needs one. Me? I need like, 20. because I love pouring, throwing, and rubbing anything that has ‘great’ stain properties on them. Not on purpose, it’s my alter ego trying to sabotage me. You can usually find em’ for cheap on Amazon. 

Jean Shorts: I only lived in the 80’s 3 years, but hey, let’s bring back the High-wasited shorts for “old-time sake” anyway. I love the Acid- Wash look too.

Shoes: I love Vans. This lavender hue is great for spring & summer time. I love this Leather laces too.

Bag: Leather bags are worth the splurge. I picked up an Italian leather Satchel one time from Free-style Clothing (Thrift Store) for $20- best find EVER! So if you do not have the budget for “splurging”, Go Thrifty- it’s always worth a peak.

Jewelry: Love this Gem Pendant & it ties together with  the Lovely Lavender Vans.

Beauty: As you know, I love the Sweet & Simple Scent of Daisy by Marc Jacobs. Add some Glam with some Gold Sparkly nail polish.

// Get the Look //

// Basic White Tee: Amazon // High-Waisted Shorts (similar) : Forever 21 // Shoes: Purple Vans  & Leather Shoe Laces // Leather Tote (similar) : Etsy; Sord // Necklace: Love Bullets //

Luv, Scout

 

You’ve Cat To Be Kitten Me

You have Cat to be Kitten me Style look. Floral Vans, Leather Fannie pack, Meow Top, Denim high wasted shorts, and Aviator Ray bans.

I adore Cats, Kittens, and well, anything from the feline family. I love to embrace my inner Sex Kitten with subtle hints of their feline nature. In this case, although obvious, the “Meow” Tank  is a perfect addition. I am in LOVE  with the Floral vans. They seem fitting, especially because all cats tend to gravitate toward a freshly trimmed bouquet of colorful hued flowers displayed in your living room like a salad buffet. Anyway, I am really into High wasted denim shorts & nothing goes more perfect with them than a bronzed sun kissed glow & vans. Like what you see? Check out this Style look breakdown below to find out were to get these lil’ gems.

// Top: (similar) Forever21 or Delias // Shorts (similar): Forever21 // Floral Vans: Amazon // Leather Fannie:  // Pink Hued Ray Ban Aviators: Amazon //

Luv, Scout

 

My Daily Essentials

Eucerin Body Lotion, Coffee, Aviator Sunglasses, Kiehls Face Lotion, Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfume.

Some things you cannot live without & sometimes, you cannot, for the life of you, think back to those times where your essential daily regime did not include one of your now “must-haves”.

Anyway, Here’s mine.

Perfume: I love the Fruity & Subtle Flowery Scent of Daisy by Marc Jacobs. I have a common Rule-of-Thumb when picking out my perfumes. Keep it simple & sweet. Nothing is more agonizing then torturing the innocent noses with an overpowering distinction of something unnatural. I love Sweet & Light scents. Not Sweet like, Candy Store sweet. Just a subtle Sweetness that makes your skin as irresistible as that frosted cupcake sitting alone in the corner of the office break room. Looking to Sweeten your Scent? Check out What Amazon has to offer, they usually have the BEST deals for beauty products! 

Eye Protectors: aka, Sunglasses. I like Aviators…obviously. I do not invest a glorified amount of money into my sunglasses because I have clumsy tendencies that enable my leg to roundhouse kick them if they are anywhere but my face. Also, they are usually always violently covered with grease finger stains seeping into the scratched surfaces. 

Coffee & / or Green Tea: Caffeine. Enough said…..On another note though, If I am drinking Coffee, I love to add a little Cinnamon & Nutmeg to my Cup-o-Joe to spice things up a bite. 

Body Lotion: I suffer from the annoyance of Eczema & Plague Psoriasis, I use & greatly appreciate Eucerin Lotion(s)! The only Lotion I can actually use on my body without having an reaction or flare up is Eucerin’s Smoothing Repair Lotion. It is classified as an advanced Formula & is “enhanced” with a Gluco-Glycerol formula, so with me, it absorbs quickly & does not leave an oily residue. It is available over-the-counter & you can usually find it anywhere. I like to buy mine online, try Amazon, for the cheapest deals. 

Face Lotion: Like I said, I do have Eczema & Plague Psoriasis, so I need a good face lotion that will not cause my sensitive skin to react badly. I use & love KIEHL”S Clearly Corrective Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream. It keeps my face hydrated all day & improves my skins clarity. 

// Gotta have it? //

// Body Lotion: Eucerin Smoothing Repair // Perfume:Daisy by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Aviator Style // Face Lotion: KIEHL’S Clearly Corrective Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream //

// Amazon Beauty Search //

Luv, Scout

Polished Look

Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Midi-rings, NYC lip Stain, Butter Nail polish, Glitter Polish.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Midi-rings, NYC lip Stain, Butter Nail polish, Glitter Polish.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Midi-rings, NYC lip Stain, Butter Nail polish, Glitter Polish.

Everyone loves to look Polished & put together. But, lets be honest, there are those times when time is in a crunch or we are just being flat out lazy, With those exceptions in mind, I have a few secret weapons that give off impression I didn’t just wake up. First off,  I use a high quality nail polish / lacquer when I paint my nails. Nothing is more annoying than taking the time to paint a picture perfect nail for it to chip a day later. I say, spend a little extra money & it will re-pay you with long lasting results. Some brands I love include: Butter, China Glaze (dries fast too!) & any Gel polish cured with a light. Second, I love Lip Stain! It looks natural & actually stays on under my Chapstick. Third, Throw on some Jewelry. It ties whatever concoction of an outfit you decided to put on that day together. Fourth, Along with fresh breath, put some perfume on. I love Sweet Florally Scents like Daisy by Marc Jacobs & Poppy by Coach & usually anything by Escada. And last, but not least, I love to use a Face Illuminator. It gives you that quick natural Glow that adds a pick-me-up even if you really are tired. Luv these tips? Check out the links below to find some of the products featured in this Polished Look Post.

// Get Glamoured  //

// Nail Polish: Butter // Lip Stain & Illuminator Face Powder: NYC // Infinity Bracelet in Rosegold: Scouted Apparel // Chunky Heart Bracelet & Midi-rings: Forever21 // Perfume: Daisy by Marc Jacobs // Amazon Beauty Search //

LUV, Scout