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Catalina Island

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The best sister in the world! I love you Jamie!
Day One: Celebrating that we made it to the top on our unexcpected hike.
Day Two: Headed to breakfast and then shopping
Ready to go parasailing!
We went 800ft. up!
Getting dipped in the water

Relaxing on the beach
Dinner and dancing
Day Three: Our last day…we woke up early and went and a morning hike
The view from our hike. Our hotel was just 1/2 a block from the beach.

We had the best time celebrating for my sister’s bachelorette party!

This past weekend my four best friends and I went to Catalina Island to celebrate my sister, Jamie’s, upcoming wedding! We have all been friends since I was in first grade (Jamie, Cori and Elizabeth were in 2nd and Liz, our cousin, was in kindergarten). We made some wonderful memories that none of us will ever forget.

I think everyone’s favorite part was parasailing. It was a blast! Our least favorite part…our plane home being delayed for two hours. But what can you do? You can sleep in the airport for two hours, which is exactly what we did.

I had the best time ever with my favorite people! Love you gals!

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Hiking Shoes

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{Top: Forever21; Cardigan: Forever21; Skirt: Marshalls, Shoes: Marshalls; Necklace: Wink; Sunglasses: Target; Ring: Premier Designs}

Catalina Island was so much fun!!!! I’m super tired today and haven’t even made it out of my pj’s yet (it’s 6:00pm)

This is the outfit I wore going to Catalina. When we got there we decided to start exploring the island and ended up hiking a blocked off dirt path to the top of a hill/mountain that overlooked the town and beach. We took these pictures once we reached the top. Since we weren’t planning on this hike, me, my sister, and our friend Elizabeth were all wearing three inch wedge heels. But surprisingly, nobody fell and I think I found my new favorite hiking shoes/wedges 😉

I’ll post more pictures from our trip tomorrow!

Showing off our hiking shoes
The view on our hike (we started off down by the water)

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On Our Way

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 {Top: Marshals cute option; Jeans: Forever21 similar; Necklace: J. Crew; Ring & Bracelet: Premier Designs; Bag: Vieta; Sunglasses: Target similar; Shoes: Chinese Laundry}

 As you are reading this, I am on my way to Catalina Island for my sister’s bachelorette party! We are going with our three best friends since 1st grade and I know we are going to have so much fun! I am most looking forward to parasailing. So excited! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

P.S. If you follow me on Instagram (kacieskloset), I will try to be good about posting pictures while on the trip.

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Silly Grandpa

By | Daisy Rae | 21 Comments
 {Blazer: Gift; Top: Daisy Rae (sold out); Jeans: Target similar; Sunglasses: Target similar; Heels: Chinese Laundry; Bag: Vieta; Jewelry: Premier Designs}

Does anybody watch Dancing With The Stars? I do! It is one of my 84 year old grandpa’s favorite shows. He can only make it about 30 minutes into the show before he falls asleep, so he calls me the next day for a recap. He also has me call in and vote for his favorite. And he gets mad at Lynn Goodman (or “the old judge” as my grandpa calls him) for not giving his favorite dancer good enough scores. I have to remind my grandpa that “the old judge” is younger than him. Grandpa is too funny! He was happy to hear that his favorite, Katherine Jenkins, has made it to the finals 🙂 You can bet he will have me calling in next week to vote for her to be the champion!

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Yea or Nay?

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{Blazer: Love Culture; Tank: Forever 21 similar; Skirt: American Eagle similar; Belt: Chinese Laundry; Shoes: Just Fab; Bag: similar; Jewelry: Premier Designs; Sunglasses: similar

I don’t think I’ve worn a jean skirt since middle school. I bought this one in high school and it has been sitting in the bottom of my dresser ever since. After seeing this photo of Miranda Kerr, I decided to dig out my jean skirt and take it for a spin. I like how the blazer kind of dresses it up a bit. What are your feelings towards jean skirts? Is it a Yea or Nay?

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My Wonderful Mother

By | Daisy Rae | 6 Comments
{Tank: Daisy Rae; Bandeau: Marshalls; Jeans: Target; Heels: Nordstrom’s Rack; Dress: Daisy Rae (sold out); Sandals: Payless; Jewelry: Premier Designs}
My mom and beautiful grandma. We miss you grandma!
Day trip to San Fransisco with my mom, dad, sister, and hubby. Wish my soon-to-be brother-in-law could have been there.
My wedding day
Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mom! She is the most amazing woman in the world and I hope to be just like her. She truly is the greatest mom and I love her so much! Hope everyone enjoys their Mother’s Day!

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Hippie Chick

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Inspiration Photo: Kendi Everyday

 {Top: Forever 21 similar; Sweater: unknown; Shorts: Ella Moss similar; Shoes: Payless; Earrings & Ring: Premier Designs; Bracelet: Simply Ashley; Sunglasses: Target similar; Purse: Jessica Simpson similar similar}

This is about as close to “hippie” as my wardrobe gets. What is it that makes this outfit fit into the hippie category? Look closely and you will see that my bracelet has peace signs dangling from it. And in my book peace signs = hippie. So peace out and have a groovy weekend! (See, I even have the lingo down)

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By | Daisy Rae | 23 Comments
{Top: Daisy Rae; Jeans: Marshalls similar; Heels: Just Fab; Purse: Prairie Rose; Jewelry: Premier Designs}

I think I have developed allergies 🙁 I haven’t been feeling well since Thursday. I’m all stuffed up, have a little bit of a sore throat and I can’t quit sneezing. And thinking back on this time last year, I felt this same way. I just though I was sick but now I’m thinking it was allergies. I always hear people complain about their allergies and I used think ‘so you have a runny nose, big deal’. Well, it is a big deal and it totally suck! I think karma gave me allergies for not being sympathetic to those with allergies. So to all those who suffer from allergies, I’m sorry!

And yes, I said allergies six (well, now seven) times in just a few sentences.

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Pretty Little Look-a-Like

By | Daisy Rae | 8 Comments

Lucy Hale Original Photo Source

 {Top: Daisy Rae; Jeans: Blank NYC similar; Heels: Target; Bag: unknown; Jewelry: Premier Designs & Jeanne’s Gemstones}

Does anyone watch Pretty Little Liars? It is one of my favorite shows. I watch it when I work out in the morning. I am so concentrated on the show that before I know it, my elliptical workout is done. Also, I love to see the clothes that the girls wear. And while Lucy Hales character doesn’t have my favorite style (she always looks cute just not my taste), Lucy Hales personal style is great.  I saw this picture of her and it was then that I decided I needed mint jeans so I could copy this outfit. You could wear any colored jeans with this look but I love the mix of the feminine pastel mint jeans with the tough black and studs for some edge. It was a little too warm for me to wear a jacket and booties but I still love the look.

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Lodi Street Faire

By | Daisy Rae | 6 Comments

 {Top: Daisy Rae; Skirt: Daisy Rae; Cardigan: similar; Purse: Kenneth Cole similar; Heels: Shoe Dazzle; Necklace & Earrings: Premier Designs; Ring: family heirloom; Sunglasses: similar}
Yesterday was the Lodi Street Faire and I set up a booth for my boutique, Daisy Rae. The street faire is about 15 blocks of vendors. The event lasts from 8am-4pm and we (the hubby & I) had to get there at 5:30am to set up. It was a great event and lots of people came downtown to shop the vendor booths. It was super windy, though. I had my tent all set up with the sides on and a cute little dressing room but the wind forced me to take that stuff down. But other than the wind, the weather was great and we had a fun time! 🙂
I’m still a little sleepy from yesterday so if some the spelling and grammar is wrong, that is why. Or it could be because I’m not the best speller to begin with… math is more my thing.

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