Fresh Blooms and Liverpool Jeans

With the weather being as nice as it has been lately, it is hard not to want to spend every waking minute outdoors. I love the weather during the months of May and June, especially in Arizona because it is hot, but not miserably hot. I love spending all of my free time outdoors and have been going on more hikes, talking Ella on long walks, and doing my homework outside. Something about the warm weather just instantly makes my mood a million times better.

If you saw on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, I shared my new favorite cut-off jeans and I am not joking, they are my new favorite jeans. These cut-off jeans from Liverpool Jeans are so versatile and perfect for all seasons. Not only do they match with everything I own, but they are also so so comfy. I also love the ripped knee look because it adds so much character to the jeans. For spring and summer, I usually always cuff my jeans to create more of a capri pant look, which these jeans are perfect for. I also love how I didn’t even have to break in these jeans, they came ready to wear and were comfortable the second I put them on.

If you are interested in purchasing my new favorite pair of jeans, you can purchase them here. Use the code: JONICA25 at checkout for 25% off of your entire order!

Have a great rest of your week!

Xoxo,

Jonica

Traveling in Style with Vionic Shoes

Summer is right around the corner and for some of us, that means more traveling! Traveling is one of my all time favorite hobbies and I wish my schedule allowed me to do more of it. During college, when I had minimal responsibilities, I was on the go 24/7. Now with working full time and going to school, I am limited to weekend getaways, which I also love! It is so nice to pack up and get away from all of the stress for the weekend and just have fun. For Memorial Day Weekend, we went to Sedona to see my family and we will be heading to Los Angeles this weekend to see Charlie’s family.

Today I wanted to share how I travel comfortably and fashionably. It can be so difficult to find clothing that is comfortable during long, international flights or long road trips. I always tend to stick to clothes that are cute, but aren’t tight because that is so uncomfortable while flying. I tend to never wear tight jeans, flip-flops, or restricting shirts. I know with summer around the corner, everyone asks why I don’t like wearing flip-flops while flying. First of all, it grosses me out and second of all, my feet always get cold while flying. I have already been on two road trips, two baseball games, and done many errands in the Vionic Shoes Hattie Sneakers and I am hooked! These sneakers are SO comfy and easy to pair with every outfit. I will definitely be traveling in these sneakers all summer long. I paired these sneakers with the most comfortable dress ever (it has a lot of wiggle room and is so flattering, oh and it’s also on sale), along with a denim jacket, and a large tote to keep all of my snacks and travel essentials in.

After wearing these shoes a bunch, I can honestly say i don’t own a more comfortable casual pair of sneakers. Not only are they comfy, but they were designed to support your feet and ankles, which is something I look for when purchasing shoes, especially after injuring my ankle so many times. The biomedical footbeds in each shoe promote stability, support, and balance. If you have had a difficult time finding comfortable, supportive shoes, these are definitely for you. It’s amazing that with all of the advanced technology and how cute they are, they are still such an affordable price.

Shop the look below:

I hope you all have a fabulous week!

Xoxo,

Jonica

Memorial Day Sales

Happy Friday!

I am looking forward to the long weekend and I’m sure you all are too. I will be spending the long weekend in Sedona with my family. We are planning on going golfing, relaxing by the pool, and having a BBQ. I have been trying to do all of my homework after work this week so I can take full advantage of the weekend.

I first want to take a minute to remember all of the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for and serving the great country of America. Without their sacrifice, we wouldn’t be living in such a beautiful and safe country. I hope you take the time this weekend, to remember our fallen soldiers as they paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

With Memorial Day comes a lot of sales! I am rounding up my favorite items from two of my favorite sales, the Nordstrom sale and the Loft sale. Both the Nordstrom and Loft sales are 40% off of select clothing. I wish I could share everything from both sites because I want it all! For the Loft sale, use the code: LONGWKND at checkout for the 40% discount. The Nordstrom sale does not require a code.

Below are my favorite picks from the Nordstrom sale:

Below are my picks for the Loft sale:

Happy shopping! I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Xoxo,

Jonica

 

Spring Favorites with KB Clothing

This past weekend we were in Tucson and had the best time! We went to visit Charlie’s family and stayed at his aunt and uncle’s amazing house. It’s seriously like being at a resort, I could have taken five million pictures for the blog if we had more time. I did take a lot of pictures though and cannot wait to share them all with you! While we were there, we went to two U of A baseball games, went shopping, went to Eegee’s (of course), and went to Sauce, which is one of my favorite restaurants! Since I am now a student at the U of A again, it was so fun to go check out campus again and of course had to buy some new appaeral at the bookstore.

Today I am sharing some of the cutest outfits from Shop KB, which is the cutest online boutique located in Gilbert, Arizona. I always love buying clothing from local boutiques and now I am a huge fan of Shop KB. First of all, Kirin, the owner, is the absolute sweetest and has been so delightful to work with! I received all of the clothing within two days, which is always a bonus when shopping, especially if you need the clothing for an event.

I love all of the pieces and I honestly can’t tell you which one is my favorite since they are all so different. All of the clothing is made with with quality fabric and is not see through, which is also something I really look for when buying affordable clothing.

  1. Montego Bay Romper

This romper is so lightweight for spring and summer. I absolutely love the floral print and the shade of blue. This romper is perfect for day or night events because it is so versatile. I wore this romper with wedges, but you can definitely dress it up with heels and accessories or dress it down with flip-flops or sandals. It is also very flattering since it has the tie around the waist. I ordered a size medium and it fits true to size. The best part is, this romper is only $21 and I’m sharing a discount code at the end of the post!

2. Hugs + Kisses Front Tie Romper

I have been wanting a cute front tie romper for hot summer days, but could not find one that looked right on me. Well I now own the perfect front tie romper and I absolutely love it! This romper is the perfect color to match with everything in my closet. I again paired this romper with wedges, but it would also look cute with heels or flip-flops. I will be wearing this romper on repeat this summer, especially when it is hot out and I don’t feel like putting an entire outfit together. Rompers are my absolute favorite because you only have to style one piece of clothing, instead of multiple items. Just throw on a cute pair of earrings, wedges, and a handbag and you are ready to go! This romper is only $19 and that special discount at the end of the post also works when purchasing this romper!

3. Dancing in September Stripe Dress

This is my new favorite t-shirt dress! I have already worn this dress a handful of times (yes, I know I only got it last week) but it’s so comfy. I love the front knot detail and the length of the dress. I have so many t-shirt dresses that are now too short to wear after only washing them once and I am so happy this dress is a little longer. This is the perfect dress to wear to the beach or to do errands in. I wore this dress in Tucson and loved how lightweight it is, but the quality is great. I also ordered a size medium in the dress and it is true to size. This dress is only $22 and stay tuned because that discount code is coming up shortly!

I highly recommend buying clothing from Shop KB, I know you will love everything you receive! Now it is time for that discount code! Use the code: JONICA20 at checkout to receive 20% off of your entire order! Remember those prices above? Well now you have an extra 20% off of everything you buy. So get shopping! Please let me know if you have more questions about sizing or how to style the outfits.

 

Xoxo,

Jonica

Five Popular Tech Cities in the West

If you are like me and a total lover of all things tech, then you need to check out these amazing tech cities in the West. My home state happens to be one of the hottest (and not just the heat) tech cities in the West, you will see why. If you are thinking about moving in the near future, you definitely look into these cities, especially if you are wanting to live on the West Coast aka the best coast!

San Jose and other cities throughout California’s Silicon Valley have long-been known as some of the nation’s top tech cities, with places like Boston and Seattle home to a fair share as well. A 2016 report ranked San Jose, California, AKA Silicon Valley, as the No. 1 tech city followed by San Francisco. But there are a number of spots that are up-and-coming in the West that may be a bit more surprising.

Phoenix, Arizona

CBS MoneyWatch named Phoenix as the third fastest growing tech city in the country with 188 percent one-year job growth. The majority of job listings are tech-related, for software developers and engineers, project managers and data analysts. In April 2017, Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton noted that the number of tech companies headquartered there had almost quadrupled over the past five years. Unlike Silicon Valley, however, this city is relatively affordable with the median house among Phoenix real estate at $314,253, according to realtytimes.com. Compared to prices in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the median home sold price in many cities at well over a million, that’s a steal.

Salt Lake City, Utah

While Salt Lake City was once best-known for its temple and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, it’s fast becoming one of the country’s top tech cities. In 2015, Entrepreneur ranked it as the top startup destination outside of New York City and San Francisco, and more recently, Time Money ranked it the No. 7 hottest tech city in the nation with 117% growth in tech jobs, with many listings for software and project engineers, developers, tech support engineers and project managers.

Denver, Colorado

Denver is another hotspot with numerous startups. LinkedIn credited its lower cost office space and well-educated workforce, with lots of tech experts coming out of the Mile High City’s universities. In a survey of tech workers living in California in 2016, nearly half indicated they were prepared to relocate to cities like Denver, attracted by its dozens of growing startups and expanding tech workplaces like the Google office complex in nearby Boulder.

Boise, Idaho

Boise is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, a trend that’s likely to continue, as the Idaho Statesman reports. Much of that growth is due to the increase in tech jobs. It was named the No. 2 spot for young professionals in 2017 by Forbes, with a “healthy tech presence.” Boise cemented itself as an affordable launching pad for tech careers, home to major employers like Microsoft and Hewlett Packard as well as multiple startups. It also offers a high quality of life, plenty of recreational opportunities, affordability and an excellent business environment.

Eugene, Oregon

Perhaps the most surprising city of all, Eugene boasts a fast-growing technology industry with lots of listings for tech jobs like programmer analysts, IT services managers, software developers and engineers. The area stretching to Portland and surrounding cities has even earned the nickname “Silicon Forest,” as a hub for tech companies coupled with the surrounding natural beauty. In 2015, Fast Company named it among the top 10 up-and-coming cities for tech job growth, as reported by Eugene’s The Register-Guard.

Photography credit: Isabella Lusk Photography

There are so many new and exciting restaurants and fun locations in Phoenix, Arizona. Contrary to popular belief, Arizona has many seasons and while living in Phoenix, you can drive two hours to Flagstaff, Arizona (where I live) and snowboard/ski!

Xoxo,

Jonica