Ekatala Hair Care


Happy Friday!
Today is an exceptionally happy day because 1. its Friday and 2. I’m so excited to introduce you to Ekatala! I’ve been using the Ekatala hair products for the past month and wow what a difference from my run of the mill drug store hair care system I was previously into. Ekatala is a 100% natural and organic beauty line developed right here in San Diego, my hometown! I was so excited when Ekatala sent me a basket of their goodies to try and within a week I noticed a change in my hair. My natural wavy locks became way less frizzy and so much healthier feeling and looking. I went from using numerous products in atempt to smoothen and strengthen my hair to only having to use a select few from the Ekatala line.

Slide1(using the Organic Fly Away Gel, which does an amazing job at smoothing down all fly-away hairs)

Living a healthy and organic lifestyle has always been very important to me and I strive to remain both physically and mentally healthy. It was only natural for me to begin switching over my beauty products to their organic counterparts. Ekatala products are free from all sulfates, fillers, preservatives, parabens, GMOs and synthetic chemicals so you can rest assured that what you are putting on your hair is 100% natural. Bonus: they naturally smell amazing!!


 (Organic Rich Shampoo, Organic Rich Conditioner, Organic Leave-in Conditioner, Organic Body Wash, Organic Dream Cream, Organic Body Butter, Organic Fly Away Gel)


For those of you with naturally wavy hair, similar to mine, you are going to die over the Organic Dream Cream. In these photos I washed my hair with the Ekatala shampoo and conditioner, towel dried my hair for about 10 minutes then scrunched my hair with the Organic Dream Cream. I let it air dry then using a curling iron I curled a few of the front pieces and finished by applying the Organic Fly Away Gel and I’m left with the perfect beachy waves…without the frizz!

Ekatala products are available for purchase on their website and if you’re local to San Diego you can find the products at local hair salons as well as the La Jolla Farmers Market! For more information follow Ekatala on Facebook.

Thank you to Ekatala for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Slow Cooker Apple Butter


Hello friends. I’ve got the yummiest slow cooked apple recipe for you today. Full of sweet flavor and warm spices these slow cooked apples are pretty much the most delicious thing I’ve had this fall. Move over pumpkin…slow cooked apples are my new jam (no pun intended)! Not only is this recipe super tasty but it pretty much cooks itself AND leaves your entire house smelling of apple pie. Cook low and slow overnight with a pinch of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon and wake up to a creamy apple butter. But try not to eat it all at once because next week I’ll be sharing a recipe that highlights this slow cooker apple butter!



Slow Cooker Apple Butter:

Prep it:
– 3 pounds apples, peeled and sliced
– 2 1/2 tablespoons raw sugar
– 1 tablespoon cinnamon
– 1/2 tablespoon ground clove
– 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg

Make it:
– Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 10 hours.
– Using an emersion blender puree apples OR transfer apples to a blender and pulse until smooth then transfer back to slow cooker.
– Remove lid and cook for 1 hour.
– Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.


Quilted Moto Boots




Ella Moss Jacket // James Perse Tank // Mother Jeans // Call it Spring Moto Boots c/o // Stella McCartney Bag

When it comes to boots I like to have a variety of styles, colors and heel heights to pick from when styling an outfit.  In the colder months boots become my go-to and adding the right pair of boots to an outfit can make all the difference.  I’m so excited to have just added these quilted moto boots to my wardrobe and I’m loving the subtle but feminine detail in the buckle and quilting.  Paired with distressed jeans for a more edgy look but kept it a tad bit feminine with an embroidered jacket.
What boots are you styling this fall?

Shopbop Sale


It’s that time of the year again!! The long awaited Shopbop sale! Now is the perfect time to stock up on everything you’ve had an eye on for the fall and save 25% off your entire order. Thats a good enough reason for me to pick up a few of my fall favorites! Happy Shopping!

You can shop my picks below…

Jackets & Sweaters:

Clothing Must Haves for Fall:

Accessories & Shoes:

Neutral Romper





 Pink Blush Romper c/o // Forever 21 Sweater (similar) // Steve Madden Booties // Loeffler Randall Bag //
Pink Blush Bracelet c/0

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a blast celebrating one of my best friends birthday yesterday and finally got the chance to see Gone Girl (OMG it was so good, you have to see it!). I was a huge fan of the book and the movie did not disappoint. If you’ve read the book I’d say you pretty much have to go see the movie. In other exciting news it finally started to feel a little fall-like. I was starting to think this summer would never end but was excited to wake up to a slight chill in the air. To celebrate I pulled out this adorable romper from Pink Blush and styled it with a few other neutral favorites for an early fall look!
Pink Blush is offering 20% off everything (yes, everything!) with code COLUMBUS20 but hurry, the sale ends today!!

Weekend Sales


There are so many amazing sales going on right now and it is the perfect time to stock up on all the cute fall pieces you’ve had on your wish list. Here are a few of my favorites: This jumpsuit; can’t get enough of it! Wear it with booties and a scarf during the day and throw on some heels and a belt for a night out. This skirt is at the TOP of my list; I could wear it now while it is still hot and with tights when it cools off a bit. This color block coat pretty much speaks for itself. It is perfection in the form of a coat!
Happy Shopping!!

Roasted Tomatoes with Creamy Basil Polenta


At my last farmers market haul, I picked up the sweetest and juiciest heirloom cherry tomatoes. I can eat tomatoes any which way and be a happy camper but there is something extra cozy about roasting them this time of year. Fall foods are warm and comforting, and all of that coziness happens when you throw these little heirloom cherry tomatoes into the oven with a glug of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cooked until the juices ooze out from the center and the skins get a little blistered and the entire flavor of the tomatoes shifts to a sweet, almost caramelized flavor. Served over a seriously flavorful creamy basil polenta, you have yourself a quick 30 minute weeknight dinner that will leave you feeling cozy on the inside.

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Roasted Tomatoes over Creamy Basil Polenta:

For the Polenta:

Prep it:
– 2 cups chicken stock
– 2 cups water
– 1 cup polenta
– 1/4 cup plain yogurt
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
– 1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper

Make it:
– In a sauce pan combine chicken stock and water. Bring to a boil. Whisk in polenta making sure there are no clumps, stir in salt and pepper. Once polenta begins to thicken, cover and turn to low. Let cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
– Once cooked to desired consistency, remove from heat and stir in yogurt, butter and basil. Add more salt if needed.

For the Tomatoes:

Prep it:
– 1 pint tomatoes
– 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
– salt and pepper
– fresh basil

Make it:
– Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a sheet pan, spread out tomatoes and mix will EVOO, salt and pepper.
– Roast for 30 minutes.

Serve over polenta and garnish with fresh basil. Make sure spoon the extra juice from the tomatoes over the dish.


Weekend Repeat




James Perse Tank // Joie Pants // Prada Waist Pack (similar) // Chanel Espadrilles // Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

Confession: I have worn this outfit the past two sundays. I feel as though I’ve been in somewhat of a closet rut the past couple of weeks. I so badly want to start dressing for fall but it just isn’t possible in the current heat wave and to be honest, most days are spent in these cutoffs, a cotton tank and a my go-to sandals. And basically just a repeat of the same outfit which explains the lack of outfit posts…sorry! Luckily, these Joie jogger pants are super lightweight and make for the most comfy weekend wear.  Also, I’m planning to bring back the fanny pack in the shape of this leather Prada waist pack!
Happy Tuesday!

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