Desert Chic

This past weekend while I was out & about I was inspired by all the 90’s trends that are making a come back. For one thing, there were two kinds of people in the 90’s. There were the 90’s grunge rocking their ripped jeans or palazzo pants, flannel, a skate tee & Doc Martins, & then there were the ones who basically threw on whatever was in their eye sight…think crazy print pants, neon wind breakers & combat boots! I don’t know how that “style” came about but it was all the rage. Anyways, as I was shopping around I saw all the crazy 90’s trends on the racks mixing in with the bohemian floral pieces and it got me thinking about styling looks for Coachella and all the other desert festivals that are coming up. I just love how this style has evolved and is basically trending every spring/summer with a few added touches like chokers, bigger hats, and body gems.

What I’m wearing are pieces I already had or passed down to me. Like the belt & turquoise pictured above-those were my Nana’s and she rocked them all the time back in the day! She was my style icon when I was younger. Because trends come and go It’s really easy to mix up old and new stuff to create an awesomely styled outfit. I had to sort threw my jewelry & bags but ended up styling looks that will be on repeat all spring & summer.

I love the look of crop tops & shorts or long maxi dress with an oversized denim jacket or kimomo. Floral patterns are huge right now, as are many bold prints for skirts and palazzo pants so for your top you could wear a crop top or a body suit (either flowy top & hip hugging bottoms or tiny too & flowy bottoms..all about balance). I’m a huge hat fan and love that Wide Brim hats are also trending, so be sure to top your outfit off with a hat and as for accessories think more is more. Wear your statement necklace(s) with a choker and for shoes I just love a good fringe boot. 

Forever 21 has some amazing pieces that fit the Desert Chic look and what’s even better is that it’s all perfectly priced and budget friendly!

Palazzo & Wide-Leg pants here // Long Skirts here // Crop Tops here // Chokers here // Statement necklaces here // Wide Brims here // Floral Kimono here // Fringe Boots here  //Round Sunnies here

Xo,

Sheena

My sister took her life 8 months ago. We were best friends. I took a trip to Colorado to visit her last July and a week after my visit I received the worst phone call-the worst nightmare of my life. I was told that she took her life. There were no signs of suicide and I am still in shock that this horrible act has happened. Since then a part of my soul hardened. Somedays are rough and I can’t stop thinking about the why’s which turns into a downward spiral of depression. I still find the positive things in life, but I don’t feel whole. I desperately want to go back to how I was prior to her passing but I know that will never happen.
Recently I realized that I need to look at this situation as an opportunity to grow and to become something better; to live life with more passion and love. 

On top of grieving over my sister, my husband & I have been trying to get pregnant for the last 2 years. Who would have thought getting pregnant could be so hard. It’s always when you want something really bad it takes forever to get. Well a miracle happened and we finally got pregnant a few months ago. I couldn’t believe it! My husband and were so happy and excited! I couldn’t wait for my first appointment and I couldn’t wait to start planning the baby’s room. It was a week before Thanksgiving and I was about seven weeks and I ended up going through a miscarriage. I was devastated and didn’t want to move or do anything. I had to force myself keep going. The positive is that I know I can get pregnant and I also found out that my type of blood attacks positive blood cells so my body basically attacked the baby because it thought it was a bad thing. So now I know I need to get a special shot as soon as I find out I’m pregnant again. It’s the craziest thing and it’s starting to make me feel like a crazy person. Like every month I am taking pregnancy tests. So dealing with all of these crazy emotions has been so hard, but some how I am still smiling and pressing forward.
We all have hurdles in life and I know I’m not the only one. The more I open up about what I have been going through to friends, family & new people I meet, the more connected and in common we become. I love life and although at times I just want to give up and not care about anything, there is something stopping me from giving up. Working on myself has been a challenge, but I am getting there. Talking to a professional scared me, but I recently finally felt a release of pain leave me. Trying acupuncture for fertility has calmed my nerves, taking natural antidepressants has evened my roller coaster of emotions out. 
When you love yourself and believe in yourself and when you don’t give up on yourself, life becomes so much easier! So to anyone who feels alone, don’t give up. Trust the process and believe in yourself and seek help if needed. There are so many resources to utilize that really help and remember that you are not alone ❤

Xo, 

Sheena

Resources:

Suicide Hot line

San Diego Youth Service

Hospice of the North Coast 

The sun is out to play

The sun is finally shining in San Diego! I have lived here my entire life and I don’t think it’s ever rained this much, so I am one happy gal now that the sunny blue skies have made an appearance. 

So my friend and I bopped around North Park the other day and checked out Communal Coffee for the first time. It’s seriously the cutest coffee shop ever and who wouldn’t want to have coffee and be surrounded by flowers?! We tried the floral latte flight and the regular latte flight. My fav so far is the lavander latte…delish! It’s definetly a place to check out and what better way to have coffee in the sunshine with this cute little striped top, cut offs, and funky wedges. It’s the perfect casual spring outfit! Get inspired and shop the look below! Xo


Viscose Shirt by h&m


Cut-Off Shorts by Free People through Shop Style 


Wedges by Kate Spade through Shopbop


Hat by Brixton through Nordstrom 

Blush Tote by BP through Nordstrom