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

Top 5 of 2016

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


 Love Is In Style, Bailey Machuca

Ahh first post of 2017! I want to do one more post to commemorate the past year- you can see how I celebrated the end of 2016 here.  
In 2016, we celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary, attended 3 amazing weddings, witnessed two of our best friends get engaged, swam with sharks, traveled often to my parents new beach house in Florida, went to Ecuador for a month, learned to surf, added a puppy niece to our family, and started this blog! Some wonderful moments indeed :)
Here is my top 5 from 2016:
Movies (I don't have a lot to work with here because I don't watch many movies)- How to be Single, Primal Fear, We Are Your Friends, Girl on the Train... that's four... 
Shows (I could do a top 20. LOVE TV)- This Is Us (duhhh), Younger, The Affair, WestWorld, Stranger Things 


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


Thanks for reading!!! 
Love, Bailey

5 Ways to Celebrate the End of 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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Isn't it hard to believe we made it to 2017?? I think 13 year old me thought we would be living in a futuristic world by 2017, complete with flying cars and robot servants- although we aren't that far off with self driving cars and Rumbas! I love to do something to mark the new year approaching, but New Years resolutions are so tired- they're always unrealistic and no one keeps them anyways. This year I am trying something new; instead of focusing on what needs to change in 2017, I'm going to meditate on the positivity and happy memories that occurred. I think this will propel me right into 2017 with good juju aplenty!! Here's the 5 things you can do to wish farewell to 2016:

  • Write down your 5 best memories from 2016. Mine were:
    • Traveling to the Galapagos and Cuenca during the summer (Galapagos travel guide here!)
    • Buying and moving into our new house- a stressful, happy memory!
    • Meeting my sister's puppy for the first time. I'm in love with her.
    • Building a custom closet with Diego- we stayed up late every night for a week and built an awesome closet- more on that later :) it was super fun and we realized we enjoy doing DIY projects together
    • Playing cards with my family on Christmas 
  • Listen to your "Best of 2016" Spotify playlist- did this with Diego last night and we were laughing at every song because it was half club/latin music and half Ray LaMontagne (we share a Spotify). Guess which half was mine???
  • List 5 things you accomplished in 2016- big or small!
  • Get rid of 5 items in your closet- make room for all the shopping ahead in 2017!
  • Print and frame your your favorite pictures from 2016- it's fun to look back through your camera roll from the year, or make a Shutterfly calendar for 2017 

What will you do to commemorate 2016? 

Book Club: Recent Reads

Sunday, December 18, 2016

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Happy holiday week!! Going on any road trips this week to see family, friends? Here's what you should download for your car or plane time (or "me time"- you know you need it during the holidays ;))

Read:
Pretty Girls - two sisters are estranged following their sister's disappearance; a new disappearance of a young girl brings about discoveries related to their sister (and each other). Chilling, twisted, and at times disturbing (I had to skim through some parts which I usually never do). Compelling storyline but some elements of more juvenile writing, I give it a 7.5/10

You, and then read Hidden Bodies - Two book series, that will hopefully soon have a third! I read the first on a 6 hour plane ride to Ecuador in the middle of the night when I had planned to sleep... I truly could not put it down!! The writing style of this book is different than anything I've read lately, I wouldn't quite describe it as stream of consciousness but it uses choppy first person style narrative that is easy to read and keeps you engaged.  The second book picks right up where the first left off, don't read it till you've read the first.  The plot is everything- suspenseful but relatable- better than Gone Girl if you ask me- read it and tell me if you think I'm crazy?!  Both 10/10, obviously

Missing You - Have you read other Harlan Coben novels?? I have always liked his writing, easy to read with twists and turns. This one is about a detective that discovers a dating profile for her long ago ex. She starts communicating with him and quickly realizes something is amiss-- leading her to eventually doubt all the people she trusts in her life. I give it a 8/10

The Kind Worth Killing- Multiple characters' perspectives throughout (love) and strangers getting way too dark and honest with each other (love the most). Detailed back stories for the characters will keep you reading. 9/10

The Obsession-  I hadn't read any Nora Roberts thrillers before this. Definitely different than the above reads in that romance is a big part of this book (the others have elements too, but not in the same fashion as classic Nora Roberts).  In my opinion, starts out strong, has a good middle, ends weak. Despite this, I couldn't put it down, and honestly, I enjoyed it, so 8.5/10 for you Nora.

What I'm reading now: Superficial by Andy Cohen, and The Shining Girls which is dragging for me. Anyone read it? Should I keep going?? Always looking for new books to add to my wish list... drop me a line! :)

Love, Bailey

Wear to: Work Christmas Party

Sunday, December 11, 2016


It's that time of year: Christmas parties errwhere.  I find it soo hard choosing what to wear to work Christmas parties.. especially if you work in a business casual or business formal environment (as opposed to a job where you can wear your normal street style).   I know there is a huge range of work Christmas parties, I've seen pictures of friends on Facebook wearing formal gowns (furthest possible attire from my company Xmas party!), or friends who dress in super chic/trendy outfits- also far from what is appropriate for my Xmas party! This year, I'm going to go for a Mad Men holiday florals look...and I'm definitely going to wear it to both mine and Diego's work parties so I'll need to make sure I'm only seen in pictures at one or the other! 🙃
Here's my rules for successful work Xmas party attire:
- Follow the dress code! Some big corps may host formal parties, make sure you wear a gown or a super chic jumpsuit.  
- No dress code? Keep it similar to what you might wear in your work environment, but with a twist. Do you normally wear business casual? Wear a sweater dress with booties, or dark jeans with a pretty sweater. Business formal? Wear a below the knee dress with heels! Do not, I repeat, DO NOT wear a Christmas themed sweater unless the words "ugly" and "sweater" are on the invite!!! 

Shop my outfit below and other options for your work party; I've picked the outfit for you, now it's your responsibility to avoid these and enjoy the people watching!!


shirt | dress is from H&M, available in store only right now- shop these similar: dress or this one | heels



Business Casual





Business Formal




Love, Bailey