'Work' Your Hair- Professional

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Today we are launching a three part series on summer hair styles for the workplace.  Summer is a great time to experiment and have fun with your tresses, but sometimes its hard to figure out what is appropriate for the office. During the hot summer months, it is almost necessary to get your hair out of the way, but the daily challenge is to still look put together. Since office cultures vary so much we have broken down the styles for professional, business casual, and creative environments! 

Styling summer hair for a professional office is the biggest challenge so that is where we are going to start off this series!

Statement Nails

Thursday, June 20, 2013

One of the biggest trends this summer is statement nails! 

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite color combinations for the summer!

Stripes of Summer

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Friday, June 14, 2013

Just a little Friday inspiration!

Have a relaxing and carefree weekend!

Giveaway Winners!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Drum roll please....

The winners of the pearl necklaces are: Jami Williams & MC Chau

Congratulations!  Thanks so much for participating in the giveaway!

Also, sorry for the lack of content lately.. I have been dealing with grad school finals.. I will be back with regular programming on Friday! 

Hope you are having a great week!

Giveaway Time!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I am so excited to announce a giveaway from Goldsmith Co. Jewelers! 

I have teamed up with some lovely blogger gals to giveaway a beautiful fresh water pearl necklace to two very lucky readers! 

For your chance to win...
- Like Goldsmith Co. Jewelers on Facebook 
- Follow the steps on the Rafflecopter below!

Check out all the ladies behind the giveaway!


Water it down

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Pumps | Watch | Skirt | Maxi | Top 

If you have to be outside watering your Spring flowers, why not spread some watery love to your closet?! 

Lately I have been loving the colorfully whimsical watercolor pieces that have been popping up all over.  The blended colors bring a great new twist to the traditional floral print and just exude Springtime cheer! Painting with watercolors was my favorite kindergarten activity, but why should we let the kids have all the fun?! It may no longer be appropriate to sit at my desk and play around with watercolor paints all day but styling myself in a watercolor skirt seems like a must!

These are some of my favorite watercolor finds but I would love to see what you have found!  Let me know in the comments below!

Fancy Pants

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1 Dress 2 Ways - Casual

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Here is Day 1 of styling this fun Target dress in two unique ways!

Spring Mani Madness

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today I'm sharing my favorite nail colors for Spring & Summer!

Triple Twisted Updo

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Since wedding season is pretty much in full swing, I thought it would be fun to share the perfect undo for bridesmaids or wedding guests! This beautiful and simple style will keep your hair off your shoulders, giving you freedom to rock the night away!

Mojito Madness

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My absolute favorite drink for warm weather is a classic mojito.  Since I pretty much love everything that has mint or lime, the combination of the two is just irresistible! My obsession for the two flavors is so strong, that I started a garden in my backyard just so I could grow my own.. 

Today, I'm sharing my super simple low-cal mojito recipe!  

I think it taste equally as delicious with or without rum so go ahead, make yourself a virgin mojito for a lunch time treat! 

Weekend Bliss

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hoping my weekend looks as relaxing and carefree as this perfect image!

Happy Friday! 

Do the Twist

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Today we are trying out a simple twisted braid!

DIY: 30 Minute Maxi

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Maxi dresses are one of my favorite styles for Spring & Summer.  
They are effortless, breezy, stylish, and incredibly easy to dress up or down. 

I have always loved the look, but my height posed a challenge to finding a long-enough dress. Last year, I gave up and decided to make my own, and I ended up loving the results!  

Last weekend I decided to whip together another maxi with this super colorful fabric, and I have already worn it more times than I can count... 

This dress is amazingly easy, and with basic sewing skills & a sewing machine you could easily finish within 30 minutes.  With zero sewing skills it may take about an hour or two, but thats still less time than it takes to navigate the mall!

Think Pink

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I would definitely not consider myself a pink loving girly girl, but after a quick look at my recent instagram pics, I noticed a serious pink trend going on...

Maxi Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Fever

Friday, April 19, 2013
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1. Try pairing a colorful mix of jewelry and a bright coral blouse!
2. A pop of neon shoes can never hurt..
3. This messy half-up fishtail is a must for a Spring picnic.
4. Adding some leather tassels to your bag adds a personal touch. Honestlywtf.com has a great tutorial to make your own!

Have a great weekend!

Organize those shoes

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Being a girl with a love of fashion, I have never seemed to have enough closet space.. 

A few years ago I decided to transform an old bookcase into my shoe closet, and now its one of the most beloved pieces in my room!

Continue reading to see my tips and tricks for creating your own shoe showcase!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Pink & Red

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Monday, April 8, 2013

Life lately according to my phone...

1. Super colorful & happy Easter eggs!
2. Spring skiing trip to Lake Tahoe! The best view in the world from Diamond Peak resort.
3. Spring colors have returned to my work wardrobe.  One of my favorite combinations has been grey & light pink. 
4. Green Smoothies have taken over my life.... Check out my favorite recipe here!
5. I swapped my winter wallet for this cute bright pink one from JCrew Factory (real leather & on sale for only $59)
6.  My current daily arm party.. I think its time to add some color...

Make sure to follow me on Instagram @pacific_standard!


Green Goodness

Friday, April 5, 2013

Supercharge you morning with this fresh green smoothie!
Don't be turned off by the color, the taste is fruity and refreshing!

This & That

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DIY: Pardon My French Tee

Monday, April 1, 2013

Here is a quick and easy tutorial for this fun & sassy graphic tee!

Hair in a Hurry

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Top: Jcrew Factory | Necklace: Bauble Bar

Here are 4 quick hair styles that will get you looking fabulous & on your way! 

All of these hair styles can honestly be done in less than 5 minutes, making them perfect for days on the run. I am definitely guilty of hitting the snooze button a few two many times and these quick styles have saved the day too many times to count! When I know its going to be an early morning, I wash my hair at night and curl it before bed. In the morning I am left with lovely loose waves that act as the perfect base for these simple styles!

Day Date

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Navy Delight

Monday, March 25, 2013

Friday Favorites

Friday, March 22, 2013

Since Spring is official here, it is time to bring out the pink pants and fruity treats!

The arrival of Spring has inspired me to come up with fun outfit combinations and I have been dying to try out some tasty new recipes. 

Here are my favorite finds of the week... What are yours?!

1. Try out this fresh & tasty lemon cake to ring in the beginning of Spring
2.  Add bright colors to your daily style to seamlessly transition from Winter to Spring.  This teal and pink combination is perfect!
3.  Looks like its time to bring to those wedges and sandals out of hiding!
4. Nothing screams Spring like a grapefruit cocktail (We can almost pretend its good for us)!

Happy Friday! 

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello Purple

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Black & White

Wednesday, March 13, 2013