VALENTINES DAY ♡

Monday, February 13, 2017


Happy LOVE day!  I had such a wonderful weekend with friends in the mountains. We went tubing, snowboarding, and played games for hours- perfect weekend!! I'm so lucky to have so many friends and of course family that I love so much - I'm celebrating and thinking of all of you today!!
 Most of all, I am so incredibly lucky to have you, Diego! There is no one else I can be more myself around. You are the only person I trust wholly and eternally.  Nothing feels better than when I make you laugh - I'll keep trying for the rest of my life. XOXO


Blouse | Sweater | Pants (old, similar) | Heels


 








Blouse | Sweater | Pants (old, similar) | Heels


Gingham Crush

Wednesday, February 8, 2017



Here's what I'm obsessing over right now:
 ♥ Gingham adds such a cute detail under an oversized sweater- this shirt actually has a peplum so it's adorable on it's own or as a collar pop only. Love it with this super oversized sweater - Zara seriously kills the sweater game every time!! Does it make a huge baggy sweater business casual if I wear a collared shirt underneath......asking for a friend. 
This coffee syrup!!! My sister got me hooked while I was visiting her in NYC and holy moly I seriously wake up craving it. 
Spring weather- no explanation needed
♥ Sooo into podcasts right now. I listen to them when I'm driving, working out (walking slowly on the treadmill...) doing housework, you name it.  I find it so much more engaging than music and dare I say.. even TV? Which podcasts do you love??
As for things I'm NOT obsessed with......... Nick as the bachelor. No. But the recaps by Jillian Harris make up for it. 

Shop this look & gingham favorites below!











 Collared shirt | Sweater | SunglassesJeans | Boots (sale!)



 
Love, Bailey

Mom Jeans

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Okay so the more Diego hates something, the more it makes me want to wear it. And he reallyyyy hates these mom jeans (so I LOVEEE them). Sorry, Diego. I am so into the "mom jean" trend- it makes me wonder.... the majority of today's fashionista population are probably 80's/90's kids. I think that's why all the 90's looks (platform sneakers, mom jeans, chokers) are so on trend right now.. channeling our childhood??? So- in 10 years, do you think the trend will be the stuff that was popular in the 2000's?? And what was that even?? Shop my take on the mom jeans trend below!

Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Jeans | Shoes (Similar more sizes) | Jacket | Tee | Bag- Zara


Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style



Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style

Distressed jeans Madewell Love is in style




Love, Bailey

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots Dupe!

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Happy MLK day!!!! So happy to be in NYC with my sister today. We have lived across the globe from each other since the year I started high school. My sister has lived a lot of places but spent the longest living in Madrid, Spain. She recently moved back to the states and is in Brooklyn these days! It's seriously such a treat to be able to drive/fly to each other on a 3 day weekend, whereas we used to only see each other once a year!! I used to get so annoyed when people would act like their family was soooo far when they really only lived like 5 hours away - but now I get it!! Now that I can actually plan trips to see my sister whenever I want, I feel like it's so far and I don't get to go often enough at all!!! I feel like I miss her more now that she's a quick flight away than I did when she was across the globe- it's like she's just out of reach! I'll keep you updated on what my sister's fave places are to eat/drink/play in NYC/Brooklyn because she's like really cool and you'll want to hang out where she hangs out. 

This outfit--- These boots are NOT Stuart Weitzman but are such an amazing dupe!!! I think the quality is really good, as far as the sole and materials goes- but I would be careful because I did wear them with white jeans and the color wore off on the jeans. I think it will come off but I haven't washed the jeans yet to test- I'll let you know. The sizes are constantly coming on going and I stalked mine everyday before they finally came in in my size; however, they are also sold here, and you can just custom order your size/color. I waited only because Amazon prime = free shipping. I love wearing mine with black jeans, a black top, and a poncho (also think I might buy this one).  










Love, Bailey

Tan Coat on Sale

Thursday, January 12, 2017


I've been really into monochrome dressing this season, especially in the neutral zone! This coat (which is on sale but moving fast so act quick) + this sweater + a leopard accent is a really easy transition for this winter to spring weather. Funny story when I was taking these pictures: As you might know, I am a children's mental health therapist in public schools. I also have NO SHAME at all about taking outfit pictures so I totally do them in busy areas all the time and don't care at all if people are staring... but when we were taking these one of the kids I see as a client happened to be in the area and saw me and I'm sure she was so confused why her therapist was pretending to be a model in the middle of a busy street. I'm living a double life!  


Coat (on sale) | Sweater | Shoes | Jeans | Sunglasses














Love, Bailey

Small Ways To Save + Tie Sleeve Sweater

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

There are lots of ways to save money- but many of them require lifestyle sacrifices or a lot of planning.  I just wanted to share a few small ways I save dollars here and there- pennies add up! Here's some ways I tried to save throughout the past year and will continue during 2017:

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

Get books from the library instead of buying/downloading - I do this ALWAYS.  I buy maybe one book a year, and only if it is something I really want to own because it has special significance, or if I'm DYING to read it and it's not available at the library. My library has a pretty sophisticated website, so I have created lists for: "completed" (how I keep track of what I've read so that I can blog about it!), "for later" (wishlist of what I want to read next), and "currently reading".  If I bought every book I read, it would add up to more than$400 per year!! I'd rather have a new bag, thanks. 

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

Write out your grocery list before you go- you've probably read this before, but it really makes a big difference! You'll buy less random stuff that sits at the back of your pantry and only get what you need. Oh, and don't go grocery shopping on an empty stomach- that gets ugly real quick. 

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

Take home leftovers- We try to limit our eating out to 2 times per week... is that a lot of a little, I honestly don't know. Every time we eat out we try to bring home leftovers so that our meal money goes farther! Works best when eating mexican... fill up on chips and salsa (and margaritas) and bring home half your meal. Works like a charm. 

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

Use resale websites to sell clothes/items you don't wear often- I haven't tried this yet but plan to!! Speaking of..I have a Chanel purse and a LV wallet I am going to sell if anyone is interested, let me know.. or if you've had a good experience with a luxury resale company, please share. 

How do you save money?? Please share!! 

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca


Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca

Love is in Style | Bailey Machuca



Love, Bailey