Category Archives: Relationship Realness

Tee Time Together: Why Sharing a Hobby is Essential

July 9th, 2017

Matt’s Pants c/o || Matt’s Shirt c/o || Dress || Shoes || Scarf I’ve always been a huge fan of the all-American game of, golf. Actually, let me specify, I’m a fan of playing and dressing the part, but NOT a fan of watching it. Anyway, it’s a classic game, the color pallet is ‘je ne sais quoi ‘, and who doesn’t like a sport that includes a cart! Win, win & a win.  While I’ve always been a huge admirer of the sport, I never really took a swing at it (no pun intended) until this past year. Once Matt and…

Let’s Talk About Fireworks

July 3rd, 2017

Dress c/o || Shorts  c/o || Shirt  c/o || Hat || My Shoes || Matt’s Shoes   In honor of 4th of July being tomorrow, let’s talk about fireworks.   I’m not talking about the fireworks I saw launch over the Connecticut River while sitting on my parent’s boat last night. I LOVE those kinds of fireworks, but today I’m talking about the fireworks in a relationship.   Matt & I have known each other for over 8 years, and I get questions all shapes and sizes from you guys when it comes to relationship advice. Some are about engagement, some are…

Reel Talk: NO. 07

May 22nd, 2017

Hey, Guys! Per your request here is your monthly dose of Mr. Matt. He is here to host another Reel talk, specifically focused on ‘keeping a relationship fun’. This post was highly requested so I hope you all enjoy it! As always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below, we love getting your guys’ input! Anyways let’s jump right into the post! Take it away Matt. Just like everything else in life, a relationship is work, but it’s work well worth it.  On an ideal day, you’d hope that everything would run smoothly; but just like work, friendships…

Morning Moments

February 26th, 2016

Daniel Wellington Watches: His & Hers (15% off @ checkout, use code THECOASTALCONFIDENCE) || Tweed Jacket || Jeans || Vineyard Vines Shirt  Call me crazy but I’m obsessed with waking up, calling Matt 100x till he wakes up, and dragging us to breakfast. I love going out to eat (personal flaw), but I especially love going out for breakfast. Even if that means walking down the street, grabbing a fresh plate of donuts, a delicious latte & bringing breakfast back home. It’s those little morning moments that make everything perfect.  In order to make any relationship (friend, boyfriend, family) work,…

Winter Warm-up

January 26th, 2016

Everyone knows I’m a huge Lush fan, so the other day when I stopped in and saw all the new goodies for Valentines Day, I couldn’t help but splurge. The New England winter is finally here and it’s really important to keep your skin and hair hydrated during this time, and these lush bath bombs 100% help hydrate your skin. I usually only use half a bath bomb at a time, because they are kind of expensive. Yet I think if you’re looking to invest in your skin care routine, these bath bombs  are a perfect start. Anyways…

My Thursday Night Confidence

April 23rd, 2015

Shirt (old, similar one) || here. Boy Meets Girl Shorts || here. Purse || here. Shoes || here.  Hey Guys, Sometimes in college you just need to hit the town on a Thursday, or the couch, you can pick. Let’s be honest a day-to-night look is sometimes hard to buy & pull off, especially on a budget. Basically when I want to go out on a date with Matt or a girl-date with my roommates, I hit up Nordstrom’s Junior Department. Get the cutest looks at a affordable price (finally), & W.O.W the guy you have always wanted…

My Best Piece of Dating Advice

April 22nd, 2015

Being a girl often means a lot of your conversations revolve around fashion, girl-nights in & love. Love is a something that interests & ignites passion in every girl out there, after all that’s how Nicholas Sparks makes his living.  Love. We love to talk about love.  Why? Well because it’s exciting, fascinating, mysterious & fills us with happiness. The idea of love has branded itself perfectly with California Living, we see the potential for romantic dates at a firework show or at a Padres baseball game. Somehow even the most unromantic spots, like a Mission Beach, become…

Burgers & Romance

June 11th, 2014

    soo. Not to be one of “those girls” but yesterday Matt & I reached our “5 year” of dating each other mark. Which is super weird because that means we meet when we were practically babies (yikes). Anyways we decided to celebrate with burgers…because what is more romantic than that! So we went out to Max Burgers in downtown West Hartford & ate up! West Hartford is always one of my favorite places to go because it is surrounded by good shops & even better dessert places (Ben & Jerry’s!!). So the question of course was….what…

Advice Worth Taking

February 6th, 2014

In the age of social media & a generation of girls constantly trying to out do each other; I believe it is so important to value your true friends! I am not saying cut all your other guppies out but living in an age of things going viral & instant txts, be careful out there! Be kind and genuine to everyone but save the dish and the extravagant stories for your inner circle; they will appreciate the story way more anyways! Stay Confident & xoxo Aubrey