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Easy Essentials for a Weekend Getaway

Fashion | July 28, 2015

 


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(Outfit Details) Romper: Velvet by Gram & Spencer | Shoes, Bag, Necklace: Sole Society 

 

Whether it’s a spontaneous trip to Europe or a planned weekend getaway – there are so many easy essentials to take while traveling. Since it’s summer and I’ve been traveling a lot this season I decided to share some of my tips to help you out.  It’s taken me years to learn that sometimes it’s ok to leave the frilly dresses and killer heels out of my trip itenirary. Today’s post focuses on the accessories and how a few great items can make all the difference.

 

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Comfort is key if you’re planning a relaxing weekend getaway. Pack a pair of nude flats and maybe a versatile wedge like what I’m wearing from Sole Society.  The strappy-style is fun and on trend with summer. Outfit ideas can be wearing them with a cute romper, a pair of shorts, ripped jeans or a going out dress. The possibilities are endless!

 

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I’m not an overly obsessed jewelry person, but I love having a statement necklace that’s easy to wear with so many outfits during your trip. The more boho the necklace the better, in my opinion. 😉

 

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 Another great accessory to keep in mind is a portable and spacious weekender bag. A lot of the times when I’m traveling I try to fit everything in a big suitcase and that ends up being a nightmare when I’m at the hotel throwing clothes everywhere trying to find my phone charger (for example). Somehow I always end up losing my mind and my charger! It’s the small essential things that I love having a seperate bag for. This one is spacious and easy for me to carry those essential items that I’ll know exactly where to find during my trip.

 
Okay now I’m ready for my next little getaway. Stevie and I driving down to San Diego this weekend for a fun family reunion. Can’t wait!

 
Special thanks to Sole Society for sponsoring my post.

 

 

The Mumu Trend (Move Over Grandma!)

Fashion | July 27, 2015

 


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(Outfit Details) Dress: Lowellita (shop similar here, here) | Wedges: H&M (old, shop similar) | Bag: Store in London (shop similar) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bracelet: Gorjana

 
Am I really wearing a mumu?  Like…the thing my grandma used to wear? Believe it or not, the mumu trend is back and better than ever. Is it crazy that I’m totally obsazzed? This one I’m wearing is from a Paris based brand called Lowellita. I absolutely love the hot pink pom-poms on the sleeves. It adds a modern twist! I feel like a little Señorita!
 
I paired it with fun wedges and shades to keep it on the playful side for summer. Are you fan of this trend? If so, how would you style your mumu?
 
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Front Button Denim Skirt (So 90’s)

Fashion | July 23, 2015

 

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(Outfit Details) Skirt: Topshop | Top: Nordstrom | Heels: Sophia Webster | Bag: Henri Bendel | Bracelet: Gorjana, Coordinates Collection

 
Can summer never end so I can wear this front button denim skirt forever? I recently got this 90’s throwback skirt at Topshop (in the petite size option). It’s so comfortable, and it looks cute paired with practically anything. This is a go-to outfit for me wearing a denim skirt with simple shirts/tops. This classic white top is a piece I like to have in my closet because you can wear it a million times over. It doesn’t hurt that it actually comes in every color you can imagine (for $30!). Please note I’m 5’2” so the petite size works for me, but I have long legs and kind of wish I got the regular size. I think if you don’t want the skirt to run too short (when you sit down for example) go with the regular size. If your size is sold out, check out all of the other front button styles here.
 
I seriously love it so much (and no I’m not being paid to say that!) I wore it just the other day in Chicago with my new leopard flats and this cute loose-fitted blouse. I also rocked it when I was in Texas to help me beat the heat!
 


 

 

 
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This look can’t get anymore 90’s after adding jellies into the mix. ha! Of course I had to add a pop of color to this look since it is summer. These jelly t-strap sandals are so fun. I’m glad I finally found the perfect outfit to showcase them because I’ve had them since December!
 
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to read my post. It means so much to me! Sorry for the lack of posts lately. My site is under-going some internal changes and maintenance so thank you for your patience!
 
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Off the Shoulder Trend | Current Favorites

Fashion | July 17, 2015

 


 
The off the shoulder trend is so hot right now! I’ve been chasing the trend for several months now since our Cancun honeymoon and decided to share my latest find! When it comes to this throwback trend, I try not to follow too many of the crazy rules. I read somewhere that said off-the-shoulder styles look better on broad shouldered girls with flat chests – as if!!! I think anyone can wear it as long as you find the right bra. Let’s face it, seeing your boobies sag to the ground is never a cute look.
 
When I was in Austin last week, I purchased this cute white one at Cotton On (for 10$..SO CHEAP!!). It’s so comfortable and perfect for staying cool in the Texas heat! I wore it on our last-night (yesterday!) out to dinner with my go-to brown wedges and new KS bag I scored from Nordstrom’s anniversary sale.
 
(Outfit Details) 
Dress: Cotton On (oops! Can’t find online – shop some styles I LOVE here, here)
Wedges: ASOS (old, shop identical pair here)
Bag: Kate Spade (New + on sale!)
Sunglasses: Quay Australia
Bracelet: Gorjana
 
Shop my outfit + more of my favorite off-the-shoulder styles below. Keep in mind there are a variety of off-the-shoulder options you can experiment with until you find a style you like! :)
 

 
On a windy note – I just arrived in Chicago for the Simply Stylist Conference this weekend! Can’t wait to speak on the panel and meet some of my Chicago peeps!!!!!!! By the way – It’s my first time in Chi town so if you have any recommendations please share!! :)

 

 

1 Scarf, 4 Ways to Style it (Video)

Fashion | July 15, 2015

 


 
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Are you up for a little summer style challenge? I’m excited to share a style video with you (finally!) that I’ve been working on. But first…If there’s one thing I love more than chasing style on a budget, it’s finding awesome pieces that I can wear in a million new ways. That’s exactly what I was able to do with this colorful pareo scarf from Target. I partnered up with my fave cheap-but-chic store to show you some awesome ways to style your pareo!
 
Show me your Pareo! Join the Pareo Partaaaay by using #TargetStyle #SazTips so I can see what looks you come up with! You can shop the Pareo paisley scarf here Target or in stores.
 
Thanks for watching. I can’t believe I hit 50K Sazscribers this month. You guys have seriously become my family in a crazy awesome way and I can’t wait to do more fun stuff for you. Your comments, suggestions and feedback is always appreciate so don’t be shy! As always if you like what you see, give me a thumbs up and become a Sazcriber for more videos coming soon. Cheers! :)
 

 

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** Special thanks to Target for sponsoring this video. xxo

 

 

My Fairytale Wedding Video!

Lifestyle | July 13, 2015

 

The Wedding

May 8, 2015 – the day my life changed forever. I married my college sweetheart and best friend Stevie (as many of you have grown to know and love!) and it was truly the happiest day of my life. When we received our wedding video, I knew I wanted to edit a special version for my online fam. In this video, you’ll catch some of the highlights from our LA summer wedding. It was such an intimate and special day with moments I am excited to share with you and others I’ll save and cherish for myself. Nonetheless, it’s a blessing for me to share this with all of you – my awesome Sazcribers. We hope you enjoy re-living these special moments with us. Marriage is such a beautiful dream come true. Thank you for your continued love and support! #stevieandsazan

 


 
Location: Private Residence in Malibu, California
Date: May 8th, 2015
Theme: Chic on the Beach
Videography: Block of Joy
Dress: Custom BHLDN | Shoes: Steve Madden | Jewelry: Nordstrom
Hair: Lisa Montero at Sally Hershberger LA
Makeup: Lyndsay Zavitz
Stevie’s Tux: Sandro
Flowers: The Petal Workshop
Cake: Susie Cakes
 
Fun fact: We learned that the residence we got married at in Malibu is also where The Bachelorette finale was taped! Keep a look out when that airs in a couple weeks. (for all you Bachelor fans. haha)
 
Cheers,
Sazan & Stevie

 

 

My Summer Wedding | Part 2

Fashion Lifestyle | July 8, 2015

 


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I can’t believe it’s our 2 month summer wedding anniversary today! It is the perfect excuse to look back on the journey we’ve had so far and share photos from our big day with you. I love being married to my best friend. (incase you haven’t noticed with all of my crazy hashtag-obsessed #marriedlife #stevieandsazan posts.)
 
One of the most rewarding feelings since saying “I do” is getting to wake up and sleep next to my hubby everyday. I love when I wake up before him and can cook him breakfast in the morning. Food is the way to Stevie’s heart (and a back-scratch)! Another fun perk has been furniture shopping and building our new home together. It’s been a work in progress that’s for sure! We were so busy after the wedding that we didn’t have a chance to dive in and get it all done at once. When Stevie built me a closet storage – that’s when it hit me that I married the man of my dreams (kidding ha!). Seriously, when he built that closet I started noticing more areas of the house coming together. I know you guys see the goober side of Stevie a lot, but when it comes to duties around the house he is so serious and hands on. I love it! We just got a new rug for the living room last night and we’re so excited to lay it out and see!
 
I am truly blessed with an amazing husband, and I never want to take that for granted. Tomorrow we’re heading to Texas for our reception party which is taking place this weekend. We decided last minute to keep it super non-formal and low-key. We’re having a bunch of friends and family join us at Stevie’s parents’ home in Austin for a catered celebration. I decided to leave my wedding dress here in LA and wear a summer dress instead. I’m excited to kick back and chill with everyone!
 
And since this post is about weddings, take a peek at this cute little wedding special on Popsugar that I got to be a guest on last week! It was so fun getting to talk about weddings with Shenae Grimes! Click play to watch below :)
 

 
I don’t understand why some say your life officially ends after marriage. I feel like my life just started! I’ve been feeling inspired to start sharing more lifestyle/relationship posts. Maybe a couple of videos too? Should I?? K. I’m currently heading to Texas with the hubby. Stay tuned for more posts during our travels..
 
In case you missed part 1 of my wedding

 

 

4th of July Sales | 2015

Fashion | July 3, 2015

 


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(Wearing Missoni dress, BC Footwear sandals)
 
Happy 4th of July sales everyone! I hope all of my fellow Americans have a wonderful weekend ahead in good company with friends and family. Today, I rallied up some of my favorite online sales (a day early!) to help get you in the shopping spirit. There’s tons of amazing codes so check out some of the hot discounts happening below.
 
BaubleBar // take 30% off sitewide with CODE: RSJULY (ends on 7/5)


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Gap // Summer Sale: Up to 50% off select styles

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J.Crew // extra 40%-60% off final sale items


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Lulu & Georgia // 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 (ends 7/5)

CODE: SOSWEET15 (15% off $250)
CODE: SOSWEET20 (20% off $500)
CODE: SOSWEET25 (25% off $1000)

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Charm & Chain //20% off your order CODE: FIREWORKS (ends 7/6)


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Nasty Gal // take an extra 40% off sale (starts 7/1)


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Rebecca Minkoff // up to 60% off select styles


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Banana Republic // 30% off regular- priced items and an additional 50% off sale items
 
CODE: BRTHIRTY (30% off regular- priced items) (ends 7/5)
CODE: BRGOBIG (additional 50% off sale items) (ends 7/8)

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Happy Shopping!

 

 

Rompin’ Around | Style Post

Fashion | June 30, 2015

 

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(Outfit Details) Romper: Yumi Kim | Bag: Henri Bendel | Sunnies: Henri Bendel | Lipstick: Urban Decay
 
Just another day rompin’ around in LA! Let’s face it, rompers should really be called summer uniforms.  I lost count of how many times I’ve worn one since the start of summer. This one has to be number 357.
 
I found the perfect excuse to wear this colorful romper out and about for a lunch date the other day. It was really easy to style with a pair of sandals, fun sunnies and a bold orange lip. I’ve been looking for a colorful floral print style like this forever. I love the pops of yellow, blue, green and light pink (all my fave colors). Is it weird that I think this romper would also look cute with a white tee underneath?
 
If you’re not in the mood to splurge on this one, check out some of the other affordable cute options below!
 

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Day to Night Makeup | Buxom Beauty

Beauty | June 24, 2015

 

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A big problem I run into every time I’m packing for a trip is narrowing down the amount of makeup products I can take with me. The struggle is real! I’m always getting new eyeshadow palettes but I can never take them with me because 1.) they take up too much space, and 2.) I only really use two colors in the 50 piece set. Oops. Regardless, I hate not having options to take with me.
 
Good news. There’s a solution. I recently learned that one of my favorite makeup brands Buxom has launched their new eyeshadow bar letting you customize your own 6-piece palette.
 
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It all starts with choosing from 40 high-pigmented colors that are primer-infused, meaning that there’s no need to prep with a primer. The color will stay put! Buxom created 3 pre-made palettes to choose from if you are not up to creating your own customized palette. I decided to have fun with it and go through with customizing my own palette!
 
The hardest part was narrowing it down to 6 of my favorite shades. Before I got lost in all the pretty colors, I imagined what my ideal palette would look like. Instantly I was drawn to creating a Day to Night transition palette to match my  lifestyle. The colors I chose in my palette are 3 light/warm tones for the daytime look and more dramatic silvery hues for the night. Obviously you have the choice to mix and match whatever colors you want, but I prefer subtle shades during the day and darker for night. I even added a little pop of purple for those daring nights when I want to spice things up.
 
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 Left to Right: Satin Seduction, Bold Bling, Star Treatment, Lacy Chic, Pure Platinum, Wild Nights (shop all)

 
I decided to test out my new customized palette and show you guys  2 looks I created. The first one below is day time inspired. This is an everyday makeup look I can wear at home, the office or on vacation. It’s light and natural. The eyeshadow colors I used here were Satin Seduction, Bold Bling and Star Treatment. I went for a light blush and nude lip. See products below
 
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For the evening, I decided to spice things up by mixing the Lacy Chic and Pure Platinum eyeshadows together to create a smokey effect. I always went for a brighter blush color and darker lip. Va Va Voom! Keep in mind – the palette is refillable so you can play with as many colors and styles as you’d like.
 
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