Check Mate

Disclaimer: I'm pretty much delirious as I'm writing this, so you'll have to forgive me if I'm babbling or not making sense. I recently read a meme that said, "You have the same number of hours in a day as Beyonce." Thanks for that reminder, thanks a lot. But I suppose it's true that if you have a passion for something you've got to make time to pursue it, even if it means bags under your eyes and more gray hair. Oh wait, maybe it's my kids doing that to me. Hmmmm....let's just take this opportunity to give a shoutout for makeup and photoshop. 

Tonight after I got the kids to bed (Sylvie finally stopped protesting at 9), I pureed some sweet potatoes for Parker and sliced up six mangoes. SIX MANGOES. Who in their right mind goes to Costco and buys wholesale-sized containers of mangoes? This girl, apparently. I love them, but as my friend Ivy recently noted, they are a lot of work for very little return. But I'm kind of obsessed with mango coconut smoothies right now, so at the time of purchase, it made perfect sense. Clearly my lack of sleep is impairing my judgement.  

I finally started on this post after my kitchen endeavors, and here I am at 11pm in my cuckoo bird state droning on about mangoes. So let's get to the important stuff, shall we?

The birthday bouquet featured in this post is from my dear husband, and it's from Farmgirl Flowers, who are amazing. I had a great birthday weekend, filled with Irish Coffees, good food, a bridal shower, an Oscars gala, and best of all, a visit from my parents. This week is pretty much all-around depressing after a weekend like that! 

The dress in this post can be found here, and I've also added some other cuties below.

Can I just tell you that each and every time I see one of you and you tell me you read my blog, it makes my week. You're the best!! Have a great week and THANK YOU for following along with me! 

xoxo, Lisa

Haute Ashbury x Winky Designs

I'm so excited to introduce you Winky Designs, an awesome accessories company. Better yet, for the next week, we can offer our readers a 15% discount when you use the code "Autumn2015"! This is the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping (and nearly everything on their site is under $50)!

I happened upon Winky Designs while shopping in downtown Las Vegas. They specialize in fashion watches and other accessories. I'm absolutely in love with their signature slap watches (they're the perfect update of the iconic 1980s slap bracelets). Not only are the faces clever and unique, but the interchangeable slap bands come in a wide array of colors. Their iconic slap watches make awesome gifts; they're perfect for teachers, travelers, cat or dog lovers, chefs, etc! I've posted a few of my favorites below, including a few shots of me wearing the iconic dog watch, but hop over to winkydesigns.com to check out their whole collection. 

A closer look. 

A closer look. 


Iconic Teacher Slap Watch

Iconic Teacher Slap Watch

Iconic Jetsetter Slap Watch

Iconic Jetsetter Slap Watch

A sample of their band colors (believe it or not, there are actually more!)

A sample of their band colors (believe it or not, there are actually more!)

Another Winky favorite is their stackable dainty rings. I snatched up a handful of the rings when I was in Vegas, and despite their incredibly reasonable price, they're excellent quality. The designs are perfectly on trend, and they come in 18K gold, silver, and rose gold. 

I'm totally in love with their envelope clutches, which are super sleek and super affordable!

Black/ Oil Slick Chain Mail Clutch

Black/ Oil Slick Chain Mail Clutch

Rose Gold Snake Skin Clutch

Rose Gold Snake Skin Clutch

Don't forget to use the code "Autumn2015" for your 15% discount at Winky. Happy shopping!