From Beach to City in Juliet Robot

Juliet Robot is a relatively new Korean shoe brand that is sure to stop you in your tracks with their unique styles. The designs are feminine with bold colors, and skillfully constructed with high quality materials. The silhouettes range from dainty to exaggerated.

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Santa Cruz Juliet Robot Jamie Atchinson

I instantly fell in love with the Voluminous Pink shoe from the premier collection. I paired the shoes with a simple White Ruffle Tie Dress to really let the color and oversized bows serve as the outfits focal point.

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San Francisco Juliet Robot Jamie Atchinson

I wore these shoes for a city outing in San Francisco and visited the cutest bakery. I paired them with this striped  Midi Jumpsuit .

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Candytopia Juliet Robot Jamie Atchinson

The shoes were very comfortable for heels, and made it with me to a cocktail party at the end of the day for Candytopia SF’s opening event. I love finding a pair of heels that you can wear all day!

Capitola in Juliet Robot and Marie Zelie

Capitola is a Bay Area treasure! It has these adorable multicolored houses right next to its famous pier. As far as beach towns go it’s quieter than Santa Cruz, and perfect for a relaxing daytrip. This is the second time I’ve worn Juliet Robot here (see below). The designs go well with the colorful backdrop these quirky houses provide.

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Beauty Spotlight: Roses

One of my all time favorite ingredients when it comes to beauty products is rose water. There are so many positive benefits to having rose water and extract in beauty products. Rose is a natural astringent with toning properties, it helps reduce redness, and it has anti-inflammatory abilities. I love applying rosewater to my face after I wash it in the morning to use as a light toner.

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Korean skin care brand Commleaf sells three of my favorite products, a rosewater mist, sleeping mask, and rose moisture pads. I started incorporating these products into my daily routine after coming home from Paris to really dry flaky skin. It seems like every time I travel my skin needs some extra TLC. Rose water spray is a regularly used product in my skincare routine and I was excited to try some new products that also incorporated roses.

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The Rose Moisture Pad with propolis extract was integrated into my morning routine after cleansing and before sunscreen and foundation. I liked how it was in a convenient pad for that felt really saturated. I noticed that my skins flakiness and redness seemed to be toned down after a few days of use, it also felt super soft!

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The Rose Sleeping Mask was my FAVORITE product out of the trio. It smelled amazing going on and I could see and feel results immediately after washing it off (four hours later). This is intended as an overnight mask, but I usually  roll a lot when I sleep and didn’t want to risk it transferring to my pillow.  Its a product that I like using when I know I’m going to be indoors working on projects and will have enough time for it to stay on my face. What I really liked about it was how smooth my skin felt after the first use, I also noticed that some of my newer acne spots seemed less red after rinsing it off.

What are your favorite beauty products?

Candytopia San Francisco

I had such a great time in San Franciscos sweetest new interactive experience- Candytopia.  I was able to fulfill my sweet tooth fantasy at the preview event and went home with some delicious candy. Tickets are on sale now at Candytopia.com

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The exhibit is filled with swoon worthy candy themed rooms perfect for photo ops!My favorite room was the Trolli exhibit. The room features a CRAZY amount of confetti, rotating Trolli circle, and an aerial camera!

 

Statues and pictures made entirely out of candy fill the rooms.

They have a room filled with swings and candy murals. The guides are so incredibly friendly and happy to take photos!

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They have a swimming pool filled with Marshmallows!! One of my favorite parts of the exhibit is the aerial cameras. After entering the exhibit you can sign up on your smartphone for a QR code to scan at photo booths. Photos will then be emailed to you.

 

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This romper was so incredibly comfortable. Click HERE to shop.

Paris Lookbook

I am so excited to share some amazing brands that I had the chance to wear during my latest trip in Paris. When I started looking around and shopping for Paris I knew that I wanted to bring items that had a classic and feminine feel to them. These three brands exceeded my expectations!

Joanie Clothing has a wide selection of apparel ranging from dresses to trousers. This brand has some stunning prints with a vintage flair. The collar detailing on this Zooey Swan Collar dress was adorable, and FYI its on sale now.  I loved how the colors and prints popped in photos. Sign up for their mailing list to receive 10% off your first order. Be sure to follow them on Instagram to keep up with the latest news on new releases and promotions.

The quality and design of Marie Zelie clothing really sets them apart from other brands. Their apparel combines elegant and feminine looks that are well suited for any occasion ranging from everyday, to special events. The whimsical designs of their dresses are executed with superb quality and style. I loved how the dresses I brought along  had both pockets and a lining. Use code SOUNDSDARLING15 for 15% off your entire purchase until the end of September. For latest releases and news follow them on Instagram.

Shop Apricity was a new brand for me that I highly recommend for travel. I fell in love with their vintage inspired dresses and simply adored the detailing, especially when it came to the backs of the dresses. They have a large collection of timeless pieces in a variety of colors. I found that these dresses in particular were wrinkle resistant and survived the long journey in my suitcase with minimal creasing. To receive 15% off your order sign up for their email list HERE . To stay up to date on their latest releases and sales follow them on Instagram

Museum of Ice Cream: San Francisco- An updated review

UPDATE: This past month I was back at the Museum of Ice cream in San Francisco and noticed some MAJOR changes. They have added some more Ice Cream themed rooms and completely done away with a couple of OG’s. Never fear- the sprinkle pool is still there.

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The Banana  Swing alcove was still my favorite photo stop- thankfully that has stayed the same.

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New Room ALERT! The popsicle room is no more. I honestly prefer this new attraction ( to see the original room scroll below to my post from last year). The Circus Animal snack room made me feel nostalgic. I remember eating these by the handful as a child, wallpaper serves as such a cute background for photos.

The Rock Candy room is sadly gone (See below for OG pics). It has been replaced with a bubblegum pink and mint safaree. Overall this room was super cute, but to be honest the lighting setup was not amazing for an experience that is centered around cute photos.

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The unicorn feature was so popular that they’ve added 2 more (not pictured). That’s right, they now have THREE unicorns. Love it!

Click here to shop my entire outfit from the museum of Ice Cream on liketoknowit click HERE

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At the end of last year I was so excited to finally able to make a trip to the Museum of Ice Cream. In case you haven’t heard about it I highly recommend checking out their Instagram here . The Museum of Ice cream is an interactive millennial pink, photogenic, museum experience. The museum is composed of over ten rooms some complete with ice cream snacks!

One of the first rooms is comes decorated with cotton candy clouds and floating cherries. The best part is they give you cotton candy!

Sprinkle Pool!

The sprinkle pool comes later on in the attraction and is SERIOUS fun! The pool comes equip with inflatable floaties and a diving board. However, one thing I should mention is that you have a set 5 min time in this attraction and the sprinkles get everywhere. So take photos QUICKLY and really brush off.

Rock Candy room comes with MOIC employees that will gladly take your photo and blaring Beyoncé music. Its safe to say that I LOVED it!

This wall paper was bananas! Popsicle wallpaper + popsicles coming out of the wall is a winning combo.

Overall Impression

The Museum of ice cream is a cute pop-up with plenty of chances for photo ops however its not really a Museum. Personally, I loved it but if you are expecting a traditional Museum experience like SFMOMA you will be disappointed. The museum is filled with a unique combo of young children and their parents mixed with adults taking a photo op.

Rosé for the week

I am a huge fan of unicorn hair colors and am always toying with the idea of dying my hair pink or purple. I went to Target to pick up  some wrapping paper and a gift card and ended up leaving with a cart full of nonessentials- the typical result of my shopping experiences there. The most interesting product I couldn’t wait to try was a shower spray that promised to give rose-gold hair that washed out after 2-3 shampoos. I was intrigued.

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Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint did not fail to disappoint! This is an in-shower product that you use on damp hair and leave in for 1-2 minutes. I accidently left mine on for 4. It worked amazingly and the fadeout was beautiful. I should note that it is well suited for prelightened/blonde or highlighted hair. My ombré hair is growing out and is dark blond on top, with fairly light ends. As you can see from the next photo, it picked up best on the ends and minimally on the top.

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I was very pleased with the results- a haze pink with golden tones. I left this product longer than directed and after the first two shampoos ( using a moisturizing shampoo for color treated hair) it was still pinkish. One final wash using my go-to clarifying shampoo took care of the last of the pink. I use B&B Sunday shampoo after a few days of styling and product use, or if I have used dry shampoo for too many days in a row. Below is the photo of my hair after that final wash.

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Back to blond ombrè with no pink. I had so much fun matching my hair color to this strawberry romper (pictured below) that I wore on my lates beach adventure. I will definitely be looking for more temporary hair tints that last a few washes and doing some more reviews. Overall, I was very impressed by how long it lasted and how vibrant the color was for a temporary hue. I will definitely keep my eye on the clock next time I have it on.

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Stripes: This Summers Hottest Trend

I can’t get enough of this summers latest trend- the bold stripe. From dresses to tops I am seeing brightly colored stripes on EVERYONE. It truly is the summer of the rainbow- stripes are HOT right now. I have compiled a list of some of my favorites, many you have seen on my Instagram (or will be seeing in the upcoming weeks).

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One Top, Multiple Looks

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Possibly the most used piece in my wardrobe at the moment is this colorful button up. This piece has been appearing on my Instagram in a variety of ways for the past month. It’s colorful, light weight and perfect for summer look books.

A must have for any wardrobe is a unique print, or unexpectedly colorful button up. A non-basic button up is incredibly versatile, and has the ability to be reused and styled in multiple ways.

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This top served as the centerpiece for this rainbow look. I really wanted the decal on the shorts to pop without being overpowered, the primary colors in the top really did the trick.

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Adding a brightly colored button up under a black sweater is one of my go-to looks. In this case I went for color on color . The two pieces, both statements by themselves, paired nicely with a simple black skirt.

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CROP TOP! My favorite way to wear a button up is by tying the tails and transforming it into a crop top. This top looked so much better cropped, instead of just being tucked into the pattern.

Tops and outfits linked below

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Bold skirts +Basic tops = a Winning Combo

As anyone who follows me on Instagram, in my @soundsdarling account, knows I love mixing prints. Lately for summer I have been relying heavily on a few basic tops paired with bold printed skirts or rompers. All of the looks below that are still available have been linked at the end of this post.

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I am OBSESSED with this Blondie top. The red-orange text really pulled together with the stripes on the skirt. As you can see from my next photo this skirt has been getting a lot of use. Its fully lined, but is light enough that its comfortable in this July heat.

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Same skirt, different shirt.

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There was so much going on in this outfit that a plain red top was my favorite option to tie in the skirt and the strawberry bag.

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This strawberry romper was just too cute for me to pass it up! I paired it with temporary pink hair, and of course my strawberry bag. I added the simple yellow shirt to break up all of the pink that was going on in the look.

All products that are still available are linked below. Let me know in the comments how you style bold skirts!