It has been unusually cold for this time of year in Southern California, and it’s rather frustrating. I am ready for the summer: days spent at the beach or pool, cover ups, swim suits, etc. The one and only thing I don’t mind about this weather is that I get to pull out my coats, hats & scarves, and wear them for practical reasons. I’m lucky to have many stylish friends, who are always considerate of me when shopping for great finds. A friend scored this particular poncho for herself and picked one up for me at a major discount. I absolutely love wearing it, despite all of the “Little Red Riding Hood” comments that I receive. It’s the perfect weight for the winters here, and a classic that will remain in my closet until Adella figures out how to pick my lock….
Missoni Poncho, Brandy Melville Hoodie, Hudson Jeans, Aldo Boots, CO-OP Beret, House Of Harlow Sunglasses, J.Crew Cuff
Don’t forget you have until April 4th to enter in the Ria Ray giveaway!
I am always on the hunt for new brands that are of interest and relatable, whether it be for home, fashion, or a service of some sort. While shopping at Fred Segal one day, I came across these beautiful dainty mantra ties by Ria Ray. For those you unfamiliar with the term, “Mantra”, it is a sacred phrase that teaches love. I dug a little deeper and found out that Ria Ray is a healer and artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Our family doesn’t practice any sort of religion, but Ria’s wisdom, in that “all things connect” and her mantra’s are something that we can relate to. Her story is astounding: she has been through devastation, which led her to her true calling – to practice healing and create fine art. Ria Ray has recently created a line of wonderful lifestyle products including mantra ties (my favorite), soy candles, mantra cards, and journals. The soy candles have relaxing fragrances, and mantra cards help keep me grounded on a daily basis. I think every busy mom needs a set! The best part, Ria was kind enough to offer one of our lucky readers a giveaway package of her products! The package includes a soy candle, mantra tie, mantra card set, and a set of 3 journals (value over $200)! To enter this giveaway, simply subscribe to Adella & Co. via e-mail, and one of our readers will be chosen using random.org. Those already subscribed will automatically be entered. For a maximum of one additional entry into the giveaway, simply “like” Ria Ray’s Facebook page and comment below letting us know that you did! You have until April 4th to enter the giveaway. Be sure to read more about Ria Ray and her amazing story on her website, http://www.riaray.com.
"DREAM creativity is trust" and "I promise to love" Mantra ties, Ria Ray
Ria Ray products are available at her online shop, Fred Segal, and The Detox Market.
I just had to share this with everyone. I’ve always dreamed of one day owning a Birkin bag, and now I will have to convince Adella to be one for Halloween this year. Thanks for sharing Michelle!
image via "The Jew in J.Crew"
There has been some progress on my shoe and closet organization, Ikea finally got in a shipment of shelves, but I didn’t buy enough. I’d also like to get some sort of ottoman or bench for underneath the shelves, and hopefully finish the room altogether. It’s been pretty empty for the past 2 years, and a place where we end up throwing all of the stuff that we accumulate. But now I wake up every morning to energetic children and my favorite shoes on display…
While I would love to be able to dress up in a fancy new ensemble everyday, it’s simply not practical for my lifestyle (insert laugh here). “Practical” has never really stopped me from wearing anything in the past, but I’m a mom now. Anyway, for the days that I am not sporting my Lululemon gear, I like to find a nice slinky tee and add some interest with accessories. The cold weather we have been having lately gave me the green light for a mustard tee, but I kept it current with some bright orange lipstick, a staple of mine!
Ambiance Tee, Express Denim, Prada Shoes, J.Crew Necklace and Bracelets, Stella & Dot Bracelet, Michael Kors Watch, Vintage Scarf
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Sari D'Eau