Custom Gifts




With only a few days left till Christmas, everyone is probably out there looking for last minute gifts.  If you are one of these procrastinators, an easy but creative gift idea for anyone in your life is a customized phone case or a laptop skin.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016


Can you believe Christmas is only 11 days away?! If you are a procrastinator like me, you are not fully done with all your Christmas shopping. Don't worry though, I got you covered. I put together a selection of items from around the web to guide you through holiday shopping.  Feel free to shop around or just gather ideas from these selections.

Outerwear Favorites


Can you believe fall is almost over? Now that I have my baby girl it seems like time is going by even faster, it is crazy to think she will be a month old this Saturday! With winter approaching so fast, I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite coats that I have gathered from all around the web.

Fall Essentials with Zaful


One of my favorite fall essentials is an oversized cardigan.  It is such a chic, versatile piece that should be a staple in every girl's wardrobe.  I love to play around with different lengths, colors, and textures when picking out oversized pieces.

Things I Love and Hate about Pregnancy


Today, I wanted to write a post that is a little different from my usual ones. I wanted to share with you guys some of the fun and not-so-fun experiences I have had as a first time pregnant mama.  Without further ado, here is a list of things I will and will not miss about being pregnant.

Perfect Day in Paris


As we enter fall, I cannot help but reminisce about our summer adventures.  The most exciting adventure we took this year would have to be our European babymoon.  One of our last stops in Europe was Paris, and even though we only spent three days there, we had an amazing time exploring this beautiful, romantic city.  

Maroon Maternity Look


Today marks the official last day of summer, so I thought it would be perfect to welcome fall with a transition look.  For me, nothing screams fall like the color maroon.  Anything in this deep, rich hue  is a perfect fall piece in my opinion.  

Monaco Memories


One of the most beautiful countries we visited on our European babymoon was Monaco.  Although it is the second smallest country in the world, Monaco makes up for the size it lacks with its glitz and glamour.  The yacht-lined harbor, luxe casinos, hotels, and boutiques, and exotic streets in Monaco can can take any visitor's breath away.  

Lavender Fields


This past weekend marked my one year anniversary of my move to Seattle.  I could not find a better way to celebrate than by spending time in nature, as it is the best thing I love about Washington.  With its mountains, lakes, beaches, and evergreen trees, Washington nature never ceases to amaze me.  

Ti Amo Milano


As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I recently came back from our European babymoon.  One of our five stops in Europe included Milan, Italy, which was beautiful in and of itself.  The main attraction that we visited was, of course, the famous Duomo di Milano, the Milan Cathedral.

A Day in Zurich


Hello loves! It is so nice to be back with another set of travel posts, of which this is the first one.  The hubs and I recently went on our babymoon to Europe, where we spent a couple weeks split between five countries.  Our trip consisted of lot of walking and sightseeing, so we were glad we got to go before the baby grew too big.  Although we still had to take breaks and slow down more often than not, our experience in Europe could not have been any better.

White Shift Dress


As I mentioned in my surprise post last week, I have been loving summer dresses.  They are so versatile and easy pieces that require no thought, and are perfect for those 'nothing to wear' days.

Painted Ladies


Here is one last look at my trip to San Francisco over Memorial Day weekend.  On our last day there, we decided to visit the Full House houses because we just like being basic tourists.  The Painted Ladies, as they are named, are so much prettier in life than in pictures, so the visit was definitely worth it.  I fell in love with all the Victorian style San Franciscan homes, only wish they weren't so darn expensive.

Surprise!


So happy to share some exciting news with you guys today!  As you can see from the photos, a baby is on the way and we couldn't feel more blessed. Our little miracle is 22 weeks today and is already kicking up a storm.

5 Things to do in San Francisco


San Francisco is a city full of beautiful sights and great activities.  Check out my list of top 5 things to do when visiting this city full of culture.

San Fran Travel Diary


For Memorial weekend we took a mini vacation to San Francisco, and it was one of the best trips we ever took.  Here is a quick glance at some of the photos we took, although they don't do it justice.  I loved that there was so much to do and see.

Vibrant



Taking a break from my honeymoon series, I bring to you a fun vibrant look that we shot recently.  Although I am not a crazy fan of vibrant pieces, I loved how bold and statement-y this outfit turned out to be.  

Vacation Essential



Jean shorts are the best piece to pack for a vacation because they're so easy and versatile.  On days I don't feel like putting too much effort into my outfit, these shorts are my life savers.  

Tropical Life


Feels like a dream ago when I spent the day hanging out on this swing bed in Playa Mujeres.  I will just have to recall the memory of the soft breeze, clear waters, and the cloudy skies as the weather was preparing to shift gears.  

Coral Dress


Today, I am sharing photos from another special day from our honeymoon when we visited the island of Isla Mujeres (check out part one here).  It was a one-day trip we took on our stay in Playa Mujeres, and it was the most amazing experience.

Paradise


I am so excited to finally share some photos from my Honeymoon with you all.  From the moment we arrived at Excellence Playa Mujeres, we felt like royalty.  This resort definitely exceeded our expectations.  The best thing about it was the staff, who were so incredible and accommodating; they worked really hard to make our stay memorable.

Tulip Heaven

 

Hi all! Last week, I had the chance to visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival here in Washington.  Ever since my move to this state in August, I can't help but appreciate the beautiful nature here.  From the most beautiful forests to mountains to colorful flower fields, Washington is a dream come true for a nature freak like me.

Spring Basic


I am either becoming super lazy about incorporating color into my outfits or just a total boss at being neutral. In either case, I've been loving my basics and neutrals lately, especially for spring.  For me, nothing screams more spring neutral than a basic trench.  I love the fit of a classic, timeless trench coat, it always manages to give me more confidence.

Spring Brights


Spring is my absolute favorite season! Everything feels so fresh, new, and exciting.  To me, it signals the start of a new beginning, so I usually feel like a completely different person.  Naturally, I love to gravitate towards brighter and lighter colors around this time of the year.  Even though the weather doesn't always like to cooperate with my spring mood, I don't let it get in the way of my outfit planning.  Today's look is a perfect example of that.

Easter Style Inspo


One of the things I love about Easter is browsing through all the pretty Easter dresses that make an appearance on some of my favorite blogs.  Today, I put together the best Easter inspired looks, old and new, from around the web.  Even though the holiday is in a day, you can still gather some ideas from these gorgeous spring looks, and plan your outfit accordingly.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do and hope they inspire you in some way!

Winter to Spring Transition


Sometimes making the winter to spring transition in your wardrobe can be challenging.   The unpredictable weather this time of the year and the new spring collections in stores everywhere can make it overwhelming to know which looks will work best for you.  Today, I will be sharing three tips on how to fashionably transition your winter wardrobe to spring.

Hottest Spring Bags


With temperatures warming up and trees blooming everywhere, I cannot contain my excitement for spring!  There is a countless number of things I love about this season, one of them being the fashion.  I love the airy, flowy, and pastel items that make an appearance during this time of the year.  Even more than clothes though, I love the accessories.

Red Rock Canyon


On our last full day in Vegas, the hubs and I decided to check out Red Rock Canyon.  This national conservation area had the most beautiful views.  Everywhere was so picturesque, my eyes couldn't even take it all in. We drove around the one-way loop road and stopped a couple times along the way to take pictures, have a picnic, and just enjoy the view.  

White Out


After a little break, I am back with another Vegas look (see the first one here).  As you can see, I opted for a comfy look again, but decided to make a statement with the color white.  For this look, I stole my husband's white tee, but you wouldn't be able to tell if I didn't tell you, right?  

Stripes and Sneaks


When I travel, I like to take easy, comfortable clothes that I can just throw on and be out the door with.  I don't like to think too much about what to wear because when I'm in a new place, I don't want to waste any time not sightseeing.  So, when packing for Vegas, I made sure to take jeans, a couple t-shirts, and comfy sneakers.

Fuzzy Sweater Obsession


I love finding a good fuzzy sweater to wear in the winter, especially an oversized one.  I could go on and on about the reasons, but the main reason is because of how comfortable and chic it is at the same time.  I find most of my favorite fuzzy sweaters at Forever 21, and surprisingly they are of decent quality.  

Las Vegas Travel Diary 2


Today, I'm sharing part two of my Vegas travel diary, hope you enjoyed part one from yesterday. We made sure to take our wide lens to the trip so we could capture all the intricate details of the resorts on the Strip.

Las Vegas Travel Diary 1


Hi guys! I am so excited to share photos from our little getaway to Las Vegas last week.  The trip was a Valentine's gift from my husband, and it couldn't have been any better!

Be Mine


Valentine's Day is only four days away guys! I am thrilled to be sharing my this year's Valentine's look with you (check out the one from last year here).  Whether you're planning a nice night out with your significant other or spending time with your girlfriends, I hope you find some inspiration from this look.  

Carry-On Essentials


Hey ladies! As I am currently packing for a short trip this week, I wanted to share some of my carry-on essentials.  These are the things I make sure I don't forget when packing for a trip, no matter the destination.  Keep posted on my Instagram (UrbanChicBlvd) to see where I am going!

V-day Gift Guide


Valentine's day is just around the corner, and here is just a few things I put together to help you out with gifts!

Statement Coat


Hey loves! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and are ready to take on this week with full force!  So glad you stopped by today at UCB because today, I am sharing a few images of my latest obsession, which as you can already tell is this super sexy leopard print coat.  

Lately


Today, I wanted to share with you guys what I have been up to lately. There are many photos on my phone that don't make it to Instagram, and they are too pretty not to be shared, so you guys will be seeing Lately posts pretty often from now on.  I always like to see posts like this on the blogs I follow, because seeing what the bloggers' everyday looks like helps me relate more to them.  Let's begin!

Liebster Award


A few weeks ago I was nominated for the Liebster Award by a fellow blogger, Areta Chen of Areta's Style Secrets.  I encourage you guys to check out her blog, she has an amazing style, and I love to follow her chic outfit posts.  How this award works is that a blogger nominates 10 other bloggers and gives them 10 questions to answer.  I really liked Areta's questions, and I thought, what a perfect opportunity for you guys to get to know me a little bit better!  So, here we go.

Faux Fur Vest


Now that the holidays are over, I am ready for spring and warmer days.  However, I must admit there is something about winter fashion that is unlike others.  I mean, what else is more glam than a nice fur jacket or vest?  I love the instant chic effect it adds to a simple outfit, making it look effortless and perfect.