Spring in Those Lookalike Boots + Easy Mental Health Fixes

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Wearing these SW dupes every chance I get- and a warm spring day is no exception! Love over the knee boots with a mini skirt or dress.

And very unrelated to fashion..... I'm a therapist, I get lots of questions from friends and family re: mental health. Lately I've noticed that sooo many friends are calling asking how to work through daily anxiety- I definitely think this is related to age/life stage. The challenges of balancing finances, major life decisions, work demands, and relationship stresses is as real now as it will ever be. I am going to do a whole post about anxiety and how to cope, but I wanted to do a quick list of mental health tips that are proven to improve your daily functioning!

Join in an activity that you can "own"/master - softball? volunteering? blogging? coaching? I don't know what this looks like for you, but for me it's coaching Special Olympics!!! Talk about a mood lifter- seriously the best part of my week ♥ 

Workout 4-6 x/week - I wrote more about it here. You've read this over and over and IT'S TRUE. Trust me and Lena Dunham

Meditate daily. Here's my favorite way to do it. And yep, I really do it daily. Sometimes multiple times per day when I'm teaching a client how to use meditation. I do this so often that when I'm stressed Diego starts (jokingly) leading me through it. It's good even in an accent 😜

Sleep!!!  8 hours per night please! If that's not possible for you, try getting to bed 30 min earlier than you usually would and start increasing your sleep by 30 min each week (month?)










 Thanks for reading! 

With Love,
Bailey 








The "It" Wedges

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Love is in style Bailey Machuca

This shirt and these wedges are the most "must have" items for spring- I own this shirt in two colors and want so many more-- I wear it weekly to work and to play! You can wear it untucked with jeans or leggings- it is super long in the front and back so perfect for wearing as a tunic- or wear it tucked to look a little more polished.  You can see it both ways below. I paired with this cardigan and my favorite bag which is sadly sold out right now, but still available in black!!  We had a crazy weekend working on home DIY stuff. We are in the process of renovating the exterior of our house, some of which we are taking on ourselves. Can't wait to share more about it! See some here!

Love is in style Bailey Machuca

Shirt | Wedges | Jeans (similar) | Bag (in stock in black) | Cardigan

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 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 is in style Bailey Machuca

Love is in style Bailey Machuca

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Love, Bailey

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