I MADE A YOUTUBE!

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I MADE A YOUTUBE!

Soooooo… I made a YouTube !!!!

 

This isn’t the first time I made a YouTube though.  In ninth grade I thought it was an amazing idea to bring my camera to class and when I was out with friends and have like no editing on them ?? haha it’s out there somewhere.

But I’ve evolved since then so I made a brand new channel to focus on life and style videos along with lots of travel vlogs!  I have always been passionate about making video content and sharing my lifestyle tools and tips.

I just need your support to subscribe to my channel to reach 100 subscribers.  When I get to 100 subscribers I will do a Thanksgiving GIVEAWAY!

It will be my first giveaway to you guys so I will definitely be making it EXTRA special.

Go subscribe -> here !!!

(EXTRA CREDIT) Like my first video -> here 🙂

If you guys have any requests or questions please email me at thelifestyleplaybook@gmail.com

I would love to collab with you if you do YouTube too! Email me at thelifestyleplaybook@gmail.com

 

Thank you guys I L Y <3 x33

WHAT’S IN MY CLUTCH? W/ MARLEYLILLY

WHAT’S IN MY CLUTCH? W/ MARLEYLILLY

 

Matcha On Matcha On Matcha

Happy Saturday!

What is your absolute favorite thing to do on the weekends?

 

 

Rose Lemonade

 

Avocado Toast

Mine is to find super chic local places near me.  Since moving to San Diego I have been doing constant research on the gram!  Instagram is literally perfect for finding things to do and places to go in a new city.  And Holy Matcha did not disappoint.  Everything was just so on brand with TLP that I could not resist!  I basically want to live here, blog here, and bring all my girlfriends here who come visit me from FL 🙂  Since I was here and couldn’t resist a good marble background for my flat lay, I decided to show you what’s in my Marleylilly clutch!

Marleylilly Clutch

 

Red Nails For Fall

 

What’s In My Clutch?!

 

 

When I carry my clutch I really don’t like to have too much stuff inside.  A clutch is just for your absolute necessities when going out day or night.

WARNING:  The stuff inside might be random as hell but it’s what’s in constant rotation.

This clutch is perfect for me because it allows me to securely hold it through the front strap.  This is v necessary for me!  There’s been a few times too many, embarrassingly enough where I have accidentally left my clutch around Downtown because it’s not physically attached to me as would a purse with a purse strap would be.  NO BUENO.  I’m very self aware in these occasions now haha..

Matching monogrammed card holder because I don’t even know the last time I owned a wallet.  Maybe in like 2013?  Card holder’s are just more efficient for me and it helps me not hoard a bunch of random reward cards in it.

My boyfriend LITERALLY blasted “My lipgloss is Poppin” in the car as I applied my Fenty Beauty lipgloss right before.  He’s ridiculous but he gets it.

My highlight is very much a staple piece.  I’m so picky that when I get a highlighter that I truly love, I am ride or die for it.  The only two I use are Champagne Pop for years and Fenty Beauty as of late.

My lips get dry AF and I literally won’t go anywhere without my lip moisturizer.  I’m constantly on the hunt for the best lip moisturizer in the game.  What’s fun about this Nurse Jamie NuLips moisturizer is that it comes with a lip scrubber to scrub off the dead crusty lip skin (TMI?) and it temporarily plumps your lippies.  My other fave chapstick that I bring everywhere (not pictured above) is THIS HOLY GRAIL.

….because you just never know when you’ll need to throw your hair into a top knot with a drybar clip.

There’s a crystal or two with me for good vibes, always!

You need a floss pick because shit happens and people don’t have your back like you think they do when you have stuff stuck in your teeth.

I wear glasses, sunglasses, carry around my iPhone so I always need a lens cleaning cloth with me.  A cool tip you can do is use the cleaning cloth to clean your front and back camera on your phone to take WAAAAY better quality photos.  Trust me on this, I am a psycho about my iPhone photos 😉

This healthier choice of gum from Whole Foods.

(MISSING: CHANEL FOUNDATION & ROLLY PERFUME)

Holy Matcha San Diego

 

Marleylilly Monogramed Three Layered Necklace

The type of necklace I have been on the constant hunt for here.

 

TOP found here.

JEANS found here. Similar ones found here or here.

 

As always my readers are the absolute shiz and I appreciate you! <3

XOX, E

BABY, I’M BACK!! x DW

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BABY, I’M BACK!! x DW

EXCITING NEW THINGS HAPPENING OVER HERE –

 

 

1. I moved out 2. I moved across the country 3. Still trying to feel at home in my new home!

Moving to California makes it really hard to get out of the ‘vacay mindset’ and come to grips that I ACTUALLY live here now.  My new home. So crazy….

I definitely went through some major internal struggles before and during my whole move process.  MAJOR disconnect happening with body/mind, isolating myself, etc…  I will do a whole post on that in hopes of relating with others who may not do as well with change either and figure out some ways to better cope with change.  I’m still trying to figure it out.  I also did a cross country road trip with my boyfriend, so I’ll do a whole post on that too! 🙂

 

SO MUCH NEW CONTENT TO COME.

 

I’m excited.  I’m inspired. And I’m ready to dive back into my passions.

If you’re still reading at this point, THANK YOU for your continual support & ily <3

 

October 14, 2017 

 

The first night I moved into my new place in SD I went to Home Depot and bought a cute mini cactus for my new kitchen…. here we are a month later and the cactus is officially RIP and falling apart.. I didn’t even know you could kill a cactus plant ????? #FAIL

Anyways, in an attempt to redeem my green thumb I stopped by a local plant nursery to look for some cute succulents.  The theme is LOW MAINTENANCE.  Something easy, effortless, and chic.

That’s basically been my theme for the past year.  Especially when choosing my #OOTD’s (outfit of the day).  I’m all about using my time more efficiently than standing in front of my fully stocked closet thinking how I have NOTHING to wear and change my outfit 5 times just to end up wearing the first one I had picked out.  The struggle can be REAL.

Something effortlessly I’ve been incorporating into my wardrobe is this Daniel Wellington watch.  The new 28mm collection is absolute femme perfection.  I believe a skinny watch band always makes the wrist look sexier.  If that’s not your taste, DW sells larger watch band sizes as well for both men and women.  I have partnered up with Daniel Wellington to bring you guys a special discount code: PLAYBOOK15 to receive 15% off any purchase at check out.  Trust me, the quality is up to par at a price that doesn’t break your budget.  These watches are great gifts too.  I’ve gifted my uncle and aunt that live in Spain DW watches and they loved them.  If you do purchase a watch using my code make sure to let me know which one you’ve picked! 🙂

Link to exact watch here.

 

ALSO – what are you being for Halloween?! leave me a comment to let me know or if you have any idea what I should be!

As always, I am procrastinating on my costume because I have no idea what to be!

Link to exact watch here.

Black hat is Amazon Fashion linked here.

Black dress is AQUA currently sold out.  Similar options here, here, or here.

My go-to white sneakers are linked here.

Click on the images or links to shop this look.

 

 

 

 

 

A STRIPED KIMONO MOMENT

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A STRIPED KIMONO MOMENT

This striped kimono is perfect for the day/night transition into Fall.  It is definitely a statement piece so I would try to keep it simple underneath to not distract from the kimono itself.  I also switch it up with either shorts or jeans.  This kimono is a piece you can have fun with in your wardrobe and it’s currently on sale for over 50% off so it is definitely a win/win situation. 🙂

Photos taken by the talented babe @alexandraa_riley who just recently had a birthday so show her some love <3

Shop the look from the links below (similar shorts attached) or go to MY LOOK ON SHOPSTYLE:

BIKINI HIGHS & LOWS!

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BIKINI HIGHS & LOWS!

Living in Florida – where it’s sunny all year round makes it REALLY hard not to break your bank splurging on bikinis!  Especially with the beach weather rolling in, the first thing I did was start online shopping for bikinis.  I wanted to share my tips on how I shop for bikinis and whether I want to SAVE (low cost) or SPLURGE (high cost) on them!

One pieces are

e v e r y t h i n g.

I think people really underestimate the sexiness of a one piece.  They give off the illusion of more curves and elongate your legs!

 YES, PLZZZ

Shop the looks:

HIGH STRAPPY ONE PIECE & LOW STRAPPY ONE PIECE

This is on my must-have list for this spring/summer.

Shop the looks:

HIGH CROTCHET & LOW CROTCHET

The off-the-shoulder ruffled tops are perfect for the girl with a small bust to help accentuate what you have and your shoulders.  Don’t underestimate the collarbone moment.

Shop the looks:

HIGH & LOW

I love a good high neck.  But how SIMILAR are these two swimsuits?!  Practically the color and all.  The crazy part is the price is over a hundred dollar difference.

Shop the looks:

 Tropical Print HIGH & Tropical Print LOW

This was so fun for me to make because I love sharing my tips on how I save money while shopping.  Although sometimes I splurge, I love a good price hack!  I will definitely do more posts of my save & splurge hacks.

Next up will be my spring break checklist!

XO, E

OFF VACAY MINDSET

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OFF VACAY MINDSET

When I put things off, I REALLY put things off…

 hashtag new year, same me ?

We are three months into 2017, already!  Time goes by SO fast… like too fast, I still need to catch up lol.

The start of 2017 has been AMAZING

Quick update:

In January, I went on a girl’s trip with one of my best friends to Colorado!   Whole post and vlog will be up soon.  We stayed at a basically Shameless style airbnb, had a whole moment on the mountain in Breckenridge (hello, Paramedics) and explored Denver!

I got the chicest planner, wrote down my goals/intentions for this year and little by little started to strategically plan out how I’m going to accomplish them.  I have a lot of goals, visions, and things I want to accomplish so the toughest part has been organizing my thoughts and getting everything together.

In February, I went to California for a vacay!  It was my brother’s birthday so we went to LA, Snowboarding at Big Bear, Venice, and a graduate school interview in San Diego.  (Post & vlog soon to follow) LOTS to show and tell!

The only hard part about coming back from Cali to Orlando is the LIMITED healthy food options.  When you’re in Cali every other choice is a healthier option and most likely your green juice is just a walk away.  But in Orlando I have to make that trek to find a good option and making sure it’s legitimately a GOOD option.  I really like quick, easy, and accessible.  Can someone please make an organic, non-gmo, grass-fed fast food, drive-thru option plzz?  Like I don’t need another Zaxby’s two miles away from the other Zaxby’s.

But I came back feeling so inspired and really want to hit the ground running.  I have so much content in store for The Lifestyle Playbook and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!!!

Posts for daysss.

This month I am going to New York with a few of my really good friends and get to spend time with my new born niece, Kenzi!  UGH, she is the cutest baby – I’m literally obsessed with her.

Well I’m off to go work on my shiz because I’m tired of saying “oh I will tomorrow

tomorrow was 3 months ago and bad habits change, when you make a change.

If you have tips on not getting distracted, PLZ SHARE.

How is your 2017 going so far?!

ASK ME

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Answers So Far..

  • Someone asked:
    Have you always been an outgoing person with strangers or did you become that way over time?
    • Elena Sanchez replied:
      I would say I have always been an outgoing person with strangers since I was young, I think there's something comforting about approaching someone who knows absolutely nothing about you.
  • Someone asked:
    Hi! Where did you get your eye masks from?
    • elena.sanchez410@gmail.com replied:
      I like to play around with different ones from Sephora!

HOME GIFT GUIDE

HOME GIFT GUIDE

OIL DIFFUSER

This gift is perfect for the conscious gal/guy who is into their health, wellness, and good vibes.  This oil diffuser is also a ultrasonic cool mist humidifier & BPA Free (yes plz!)

CHIC COASTERS

These chic coasters are so fun with the phrases on them.  Plus I feel like these will instantly uplift any dull setting.

CHAMPAGNE FLUTES 

For the girl who loves to drink – preferably champagne.

CANDLE

Candles are such a go-to gift when you just have NO idea what to get someone and it’s a guaranteed safe move.  But what REALLY matters is if the candle looks chic or not.  I love this one, from Nordstrom – plus it also comes in gold and black.

This gift guide can work for the holidays or a house warming party!

HAVE FUN! 🙂

xo, e

GIFTS FOR HIM

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GIFTS FOR HIM

Do you have someone special in your life? Hubby, Boyfriend, Brother, Dad ?

I feel like guys are the EASIEST people to shop for.  You don’t have to put much thought into it and you can make whatever it is meaningful to them.
I’ve put together a quick inspo gift guide for the men in your life.

 

BEATS WIRELESS HEADPHONES

 

These are so convenient for the guy who lives, breathes, and eats for the gains.

 

TRAVEL BAG

 

Hook your guy up with a travel bag that is ( actually ) cute and efficient.  Plus it’s a perfect excuse to go on a trip together.  I say win/win!

 

WHITE SNEAKERS

 

Whether they like to admit it or not, us ladies have a major influence on our man’s style.  Some guys are a lot tougher than others but do them a favor and get them these white sneakers.  They are so comfy and so chic.

 

AMAZON FIRE STICK

 

Kodi & chill?  Who doesn’t want access to all the movies and shows you want to watch.  It’s kind of a gift for the both of you and it’s only $39, such a good deal!

What are some things you’re getting the men in your life?!

Would love to hear 🙂

xoxox, Elena

WISH LIST UNDER $100

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WISH LIST UNDER $100

 

Does anyone else wait until the VERY last minute to buy gifts for their family & friends?

Well I am REALLY trying to avoid that this year before shopping gets too cray and shipping prices rise.  I’ve started making lists of people and their gifts, I mean that’s a good start – right?

I’ve come up with a few gift guides to inspire and assist you guys with your loved ones and because sometimes we just don’t have a CLUE what to get for people.

Here’s a few things that are on my wish list this year that won’t break the bank.

  1. GISOU HONEY, HAIR OIL : A must for the girl with gorgeous hair or strives for gorgeous hair.
  2. HIGH WASTED LULULEMON LEGGINGS : For my fellow yogis
  3. LUMEE IPHONE CASE : I bought this for my previous phone and it is not a disappointment.  Never have to worry about bad lighting when taking selfies for a night out with your girls ( or guys ).
  4. FURRY BLACK SLIDES : SO Riri  – I like the original ones from Puma but I don’t want a huge PUMA logo on the fur of the slides so I like these because their more simple and just as chic.
  5. MOON JUICE : When I was in LA, I basically went to this store everyday I was there.  You can read the benefits, here.  Will do a whole Q & A post very soon 🙂

What are some of the things on your wish list?!

XO, E