Farmers Market Finds with Gozon Boutique!

There is no question that I am addicted to online shopping (specifically women’s trendy clothes via my favorite online boutique gozon.com), maxi dresses (even better if they have pockets) farmers markets and easy weekends.  So imagine my delight in sharing ALL FOUR with you!

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If you have no idea what I am talking about or don’t follow me on Instagram (hey! Why don’t you?) I’ve partnered with Gozon.com to bring you a few of my favorite pieces from their newest release, as well as walk you through my farmer’s market process!  And let me tell you… it’s a process.

There are a few things you MUST have ready.

1.       Shopping tote – you don’t want to be the one asking for a plastic bag (I promise)

2.       Sunglasses – its bright out there!

3.       Sunhat – protect that skin girl! 

4.       Comfy yet cute clothes for walking around in (and snapping that cute insta!)

A few other things before you head out… for sure bring cash. You can always get a better deal and while most merchants take cards, some don’t.  I personally love supporting local businesses which is one of the reasons I try to get as much as I can at the farmers market. I love getting fresh flowers, my produce and even some of my household goods knowing it's supporting someone locally. This is the same reason I love supporting Gozon, they are headquartered right here in Southern California. In addition to their offices being here, they work closely with other LOCAL business to get the newest styles.

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My next tip is going EARLY! I love being the one of the first people there in the mornings. It’s so peaceful and relaxing. I also like going before the day heats up, like last week when this black maxi dress was the perfect choice, it was so hot! This dress is so versatile you could really wear it anywhere. It’s an amazing quality of soft cotton, has pockets (have I said how much I love dresses with pockets?!?) and is long enough for my tallness. I love how all of their pieces are true to size.  You don’t have to order a medium in one thing and an XL in another. I’ve been really impressed with the affordability of each item as well.

So once you’ve gotten there early, in your cute maxi dress and hit the ATM… what’s next?

I like to go in a pretty systematic order so that things in my bag don’t get all smushed! I told you this was a process! First I start with the more hearty produce, the stuff I want at the bottom of my bag. I’ve also been known to grab some fresh pizza dough or cheeses at the start. So once I have my onions, zucchini and stuff like that I head to the more delicate things. I ALWAYS get tomatoes and berries when they are in season. On my way out of the market I stop to get fresh flowers, usually from the same vendor. I love having flowers in my home as much as possible – they cheer me up daily.

Once I finish up at the market I generally head home, drop off the perishables and pick up my husband for some brunch. Last weekend I added in a quick change to this AMAZING striped dress because I wasn’t sure if we’d have time to come back home before heading to a friend’s BBQ. This dress will be a staple for me this summer as its super easy to dress up or down. Add on a statement necklace for date night with some wedges – or with a cute pair of sandals for a BBQ like I did!

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(just click this photo to shop this look!)

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Be sure to check out their website for all of your online shopping needs (I would sign up for their newsletter too –  you’ll want to be the first to know when new styles are released! I seriously have been so happy with every one of my orders, and lucky for you they’ve provided me with a coupon code for all my followers! Just enter BUBBLESANDBONES15 at check out.

XOXO | SLL

 

 

 

 

This post was sponsored by gozon.com, all opinions are completely my own based on my experience. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

Its been a while! My newest must have travel items!

Hi Friends! 

I am so sorry I have been MIA for a bit, I was hit with a nasty bug and then we took a couple fabulous trips back to back! Now that we're settled back in I promise to get back to our regularly scheduled programming! 

I wanted to jump on quickly and share a couple random things I have loving lately while traveling. 

First up - with tons of airline travel recently I never realized what a difference good headphones made. Oh how much I was missing out on! I enjoyed three in-flight movies, a few podcasts, and a few albums while I read all while blocking out the terrible airline noise and without hurting my little ears! I have the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones in Rose Gold, and while a bit of investment at $219.99 I cant imagine traveling without them. 

Next up - these fabulous tennies that I never want to take off! I knew with all the walking we would be doing I needed something supportive and comfortable but I also wanted something that would be cute! I am pretty loyal to my Chuck Taylors but... my feet aren't what they used to be!

I found these New Balance "Fule Core NERGIZE" in light grey and thought they would be perfect. They come in a ton of colors, I am thinking of picking up the light purple next for spring! Or maybe the mint... or the navy... At $65.00 you dont have to feel guilty about grabbing a couple pairs! 

Lastly, this awesome lotion/moisturizer all in one. This "body stick" was awesome to travel with - I didn't have to worry about lotion leaking in my bag. It was TSA approved and worked like a champ. ITs a mix of coconut, olive oil and vitamin E in a deodorant-like stick. Perfect to rub on your hands and elbows on a long flight (I even put it around my eyes!). I will for sure be keeping one of these in my carry on moving forward! 

What are some of your favorite things to travel with? Drop them in the comments below! 

XOXO | SLL 

As always you can find these things in my Amazon store for easy shopping! Just head to www.amazon.com/shop/bubblesandbones to check out these and some of my other favorites! 

Amazon Echo & Alexa Review!

I am usually a late adopter, a marketing term for the type of person that is going to purchase a product after its proven and experienced by the early adopters. Call me a skeptic, call me whatever but until I get my hands on it or someone I know has their hands on it I tend to avoid it... 

Insert the Amazon Alexa - I thought it was intrusive and weird. I didn't want something listening to me, and I should note, I still don't, I have one in a room that is way less likely to listen to my convos then other places. 

I finally got one, today. And since - I've ordered groceries, played my favorite tunes, and had the weather read to me... wtf was I doing without one? For real? 

So far so good on Miss Alexa - what was I waiting for? I went with the Echo which is currently on sale  for $85.00 and is just as good of a speaker as my Sonos has been (approx 200 and works similarly but only music from an app)  to add to my new home office!

To buy yours click here: http://amzn.to/2CyauxY

 

What is something you avoided but you can't live without now? Leave it in the comments below! 

XOXO | SLL

 

Casual Valentines Day Looks & Day Dates!

I always like the idea of planning something lavish for Valentines Day, but then the reality of the day sinks in... its a weeknight, everywhere is crowded, flowers are 10times the price and you're kind of over it... well at least that's how it is in our house. Now don't get me wrong, my husband pulls out lavish romantic gestures on the regular. But Valentine's Day just isnt our thing. 

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This weekend we decided to take a little day date and have a nice relaxing lunch at one of our favorites and then wander around downtown Carlsbad. The date was rounded out with a super romantic time at the bar, the genius bar that is. My phone sadly decided it no longer wanted to play and therefore for Valentines Day I became the proud new owner of the iPhone 8+. (Hey at least its something gold right?!?) 

Anyway... Day dates are some of our favorites. They can be spontaneous or they can be planned out. They are awesome for when you're on a bit of a budget,  and I would imagine easier to ditch the kids. 

My top 5 Daytime Dates!

1. Outdoor brunch/lunch followed by a stroll around town. This is an awesome way to explore a new part or neighborhood in your city! 

2. Take a class together! Many local cooking stores (we love Sur La Table!) offer cooking classes, your local community college or community center should also have tons of options! 

3. Do a little DIY! Have a project at home you guys have been putting off? Crank your favorite tunes, open a bottle of wine and get that bathroom painted. Change your mindset and make it fun. 

4. Museums/Aquariums - we happen to live in a city full of beautiful options, if you dont, dont worry! A local art gallery or music store can easily do the trick! 

5. Take a drive and point out all the fun places you've been together. Even better? Let the passenger control the radio and make a playlist of your love story! 

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We found the most amazing new donut shop on State Street in Carlsbad - called "The Goods" be sure to stop in and grab some if you're around. We took these home and had them for dessert after a dinner party! They even have vegan options on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

We found the most amazing new donut shop on State Street in Carlsbad - called "The Goods" be sure to stop in and grab some if you're around. We took these home and had them for dessert after a dinner party! They even have vegan options on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Just because you're heading out during the day doesn't mean you cant dress the part! I've rounded up my favorite casual valentines day looks including this fun LOVE top I wore on Saturday!

A cute graphic t-shirt and some comfy jeans are the perfect combo for your casual and fun day! The best part? They're all under $20 & ship on prime so you'll have them in no time! 

Head on over to my Amazon List to shop my picks - let me know your favorites! Click HERE to shop! 

XOXO | SLL