Summer Lovin’

Summertime on the Road, Beach and Pool

I’m so excited about Summertime weather and Summer time activities! I hope you all are up to some fun in the sun this weekend.

I’ll be heading down to SD with some gal pals, and cannot wait to soak up the rays and dance the night away. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like my instagram pictures step up their game during Summertime.

[The Instagrams] BK Files

Instagram Style, Accessory and Outfit Photos | The Kina's BlogIt’s been over a year and I’m still very much in love with Instagram. I try to take at least one photo a day, this way I have some type of visual cue to remember each day of the year. For me, it’s like a visual diary and I love getting inspiration from other instagrammers that post on the regular.

One of my usual posts are of my outfits. For me, what I’m wearing always helps remind me of what I did on that particular day and I can go back and flip through my instagram when I’m feeling like I have nothing to wear. It’s like a catalogue of my closet! Today’s collection of photos are recent outfits and accessories I’ve posted on the gram, hope you enjoy!

Leave your handle in the comments so I can follow you all! And, if you want to follow along with me mine is @bettinakina – xoxo


Insta New York City

Welp, it’s Monday and I’m already missing NYC and CK so I decided to round-up all my favorite New York City Instagrams from last week to share with you all. It was a short trip, but oh so much fun. The 3 days I spent in the city were filled with sister time, friend time, good food and amazing touristy sights to see. We of course finally dined at Momofuku Ssam, hit up the High Line, Brooklyn Bridge, 9/11 Memorial, Washington Square Park and SoHO for some shopping at Top Shop. Can’t wait to go back, but until then the BF, Lucius and I will be busy moving into our new apartment! I’ll make sure to post up some pictures as soon as the apartment is good and ready!


InstaWeek – Sister Time & Style

Last week my (BK) instagram saw some heavy photo traffic, so I decided to edit the photos down and theme today’s InstaWeek post around looks from last week. I’m not always able to have someone take pictures of my look fo the day, so I have been trying to capture them on Instagram. As you can see, the J.Crew Crystal necklace Jon got me is still in heavy, heavy rotation and I don’t think that will be changing anytime soon – I absolutely love it!

And, of course I couldn’t help but sneak in a sister picture of CK and I looking lovely at the Jack Goldstein exhibit opening at the Orange County Museum of Art. The exhibition was lovely, I’ll have to go back again and spend some more time watching the videos. If you live in the Orange County area, I recommend popping over and taking a  look. Hope you all had a lovely week and weekend! xoxo – Bettina

InstaWeek #16 | Last Week in Bettina’s Shoes

Happy Monday Lovelies! We’re changing it up this week with our Instagram post by editing the selection of photos down and adding in some creative flair, I hope you all enjoy this new layout. If you’ve got some interesting photos to share, remember to leave your IG handle in the comments! If you’d like to follow BK and CK on Instagram, you can @bettinakina and @carokina. xoxo-Bettina

InstaWeek #15

It’s time for the usual weekly Instagram round-up. If you’re not already following me you can @bettinakina. I love following new peeps with beautiful photos, so leave me your Instagram username in the comments! xoxo- Bettina

Everytime I come across this Elie Saab gown I can’t help but feel like I need it/want it in my closet ASAP. I mean it would make the most perfect wedding dress. | I used 200 of my Sephora Rewards points on the St. Tropez gradual tanner and thus far I couldn’t be happier with it. The lotion smells good and I’ve noticed a gradual change in color and it’s been two days | Made it to the gym a little more regularly this week, woohoo! | Finally used my Gossip Girl Birchbox Color Club nail polish to glam up my digits!

Broke out the bright orange wedges to wear with my cobalt blue denim. | Amped up my usual arm party with a bit of turquoise. | Warm weather this weekend meant bare legs, sandals and stripes. | Cobalt blue Old Navy denim, gray ankle booties and a burn-out sweater from Brandy Melville made for the perfect Starbucks outfit.

InstaWeek #14

Last week on the fashion front…

I rocked my H&M Floral Print Pants in Vancouver, received my Gossip Girl Birchbox, had a neutral and sparkly arm party and took some outfit photos with Sara B that I’ll be posting up tomorrow.

On the life front…

I was still in Vancouver for a conference and didn’t get to sightsee very much, but we were in downtown so every day I was able to look out and get a load of this view. Mother’s Day was super fun, we had an amazing lunch at Fashion Island and then headed over to our favorite Peruvian restaurant Nory’s for dinner.

Hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating Mother’s Day! xoxo – Bettina