Gentle Fawn Paradise Dress (c/o); Matisse heels (old); Target clutch; Calvin Klein sunglasses; NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink; Caravelle watch
Happy Friday, everyone! The weekend is almost here, and I'm so excited to head home and spend it with family and friends in Louisiana. With nothing but warm temperatures in my forecast, I couldn't resist throwing on something tropical for today's post. I'm loving the kaleidoscope floral and animal print of this dress by Gentle Fawn, and the fabric is light and easy enough for even the hottest summer weather. I kept accessories simple and added a fun heel and a bold pink lip for a no-fuss look that would be perfect for celebrating Easter on Sunday. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Photos thanks to Hadasa
Dittos jeans (c/o); Forever 21 shirt (similar); Nasty Gal blazer; Joe's heels; Olivia + Joy bag; Zero UV sunglasses (c/o); Gorjana bracelet and ring (c/o); Michael Kors watch
I've got a thing lately for blazers. I also, along with about a million other ladies in the blogging community, have a thing for wearing them draped over my shoulders like some sort of cape, so you can probably imagine my excitement when I came across this hybrid cape-blazer while browsing Nasty Gal. Sticking with my recent habit of bold colors, I ordered it in red and am loving it paired with a simple blouse and skinny jeans. (For summer, I'm thinking white skinnies and a chambray shirt, but we'll save that for later.) These skinnies were my first time trying out Dittos jeans, and I must say, I'm a definite fan. I've worn these three to four times with no stretched-out, sagging rear, and really, what more could you want? My staple leather messenger and go-to heels finished off the look. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Well, it's happening again. We're in the midst of Shopbop's Friends & Family sale, and my cart runneth over. Shop now and take 25% off everything on the site (including sale!) by entering "INTHEFAMILY14" at checkout. (And hurry up - the sale ends tomorrow!) I've got my eye on a ton of things, but this little white fringed number will definitely be landing on my doorstep soon. Which spring pieces will you pick up today?
Forever 21 top and necklace; Rules of Etiquette shorts via Nordstrom (old, but LOVE these); Nine West heels; Rebecca Minkoff bag (c/o) Paula & Chlo; Henri Bendel bracelet; Caravelle watch; Ariel Gordon Jewelry ring (c/o)
I'm a sucker for a good spring print, and when I saw this little bird print top hanging alone on a Forever 21 rack, I knew it had to be mine. I love that it's a little different and gives such a sweet touch to anything leather in my closet. I recently received this minty-aqua Rebecca Minkoff from Paula & Chloe (check the site for some serious handbag and accessory shopping), and well, it's simply springtime perfection. I've never been one for huge bags, so it's the perfect little size for me. Plus, I like the handle options. I wore this outfit for an event at Lucky FABB, but I had to recreate it with my new spring bag because I love the shades of blue together. What prints and accessories are you adding to your spring wardrobe?
H&M sweater dress; Nine West booties (old); Olivia + Joy handbag; Ray-Ban sunglasses (On sale!); Baublebar necklace; Gorjana bracelets; Michael Kors watch
Last week H&M launched its brand new Conscious Collection full of fashion-forward spring pieces in sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics. Over the weekend I had to go check it out for myself, and I was seriously impressed. I came home with three dresses, but I seriously could have done much worse damage. (These satin pants are still calling my name.) This lightweight sweater dress was a no-brainer for me, and it turned out to be just the thing for yesterday evening's weather here. I love the bold color (although it does highlight the fact that I could use a tan) and easy, oversized silhouette, and for a warmer night I'd definitely pair it with nude wedges for a totally different look. For now, leopard booties and a simple handbag did the trick. If you haven't yet, I'd definitely suggest checking out H&M's Conscious Collection. Hope everyone has a great week!
Athleta tank and pants (c/o); Old Navy jacket; BCBGeneration booties; Olivia + Joy handbag (c/o); Ray-Ban sunglasses
When Athleta reached out about their new collection of City Pants, I knew they would probably become a new favorite, and since trying them on, I've pretty much been L-I-V-I-N in them. Slouchy, super soft things are my, well, thing, and these are just that. The whole idea is that these ultra-comfortable pants can take you from a workout to the streets, whether you're headed out to run errands or grab a bite with friends. I wore the latter look above out for sushi one night this week and have been lounging in the hoodie (another new favorite) pretty much all week. (Give me a break, I've been a little under the weather.) I'm sold on these pants, and if you're like me and enjoy a little comfort every now and then (crazy, I know), then they're definitely worth a try. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
Cynthia Steffe dress via Marshalls (Love this printed version); H&M blazer; Sam Edelman heels (similar); Cynthia Rowley bag; Forever 21 necklace and belt; Ray-Ban sunglasses
Day two of Lucky FABB was all about a networking brunch, and really, when surrounded by a couple hundred bloggers, editors, and brand representatives, there's pretty much nothing better than a brunch. Great food, a little booze, and an all out fashion show? Count me in. Joined by my fellow New Voices of Beauty, we got to chat beauty and our experiences so far working with Covergirl, Olay, Pantene, and Secret. Oh, and then there was the timewe got to chat up (and pose for pictures with) Eva Chen, Lucky Magazine's Editor-in-Chief and all-around girl crush. She oozes likability and strongly pushes her motto of "it's cool to be nice" at every Lucky FABB. A-OK in my book.
I scored this dress about two days before the conference at Marshalls and was so pleasantly surprised at how well it fit me. (I swear, if you're not shopping at Marshalls, you're missing out on some great finds.) I thought the morning would be a bit chilly (and boy was I wrong), so I added my favorite-of-the-moment white blazer. A few neutral and metallic accessories rounded out the bright look. Who's excited for more spring fashion? (Raises hand.) Have a great rest of your week!
My spring wishlist is currently all about pastels, and in particular, blush pink. I'm on the hunt for the perfect little pastel pink bag to tone down spring brights or add a subtle touch to an all white look. Above are a few favorites I've been eying, from shoulder bags and crossbody styles to satchels, totes, and clutches. Whether you're into won't-break-the-bank cheap thrills or a pricier investment piece, these blush bags are the perfect spring to summer companions.
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1. Target Fold Over Crossbody $23
2. Rebecca Minkoff Elle Mini Shoulder Bag $395
3. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag $445
4. River Island Mini Hunter Satchel $85
5. Zara Mini City Bag With Zip Details $80
6. Dorothy Perkins Mini Panel Bowling Bag $29
7. Tory Burch Ella Quilted Tote $265
8. Nasty Gal Blushing Out Clutch $48
9. ASOS Quilted Clutch $23
10. Sole Society Korie Oversized Clutch $35
11. ASOS Clutch With Radiator Quilting $38
Photos thanks to Hallie Wilson
Aqua skirt; Aqua top; Zara heels; Olivia + Joy bag (c/o); Baublebar necklace; Jane Basch nameplate necklace; Bracelets: Gorjana, Julie Vos, and C. Wonder; Nordstrom ring; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Michael Kors watch
This past weekend I attended Lucky FABB in Los Angeles, and per the usual, it did not disappoint. For day one I decided to mix things up a bit with a couple of spring prints, and I really love how the look turned out. The skirt and floral sweatshirt combo was really fun and comfortable, and I can't wait to pair these with other pieces in my wardrobe. I started out the day by getting my hair and makeup done by Beautiq, a really great Uber-esq app (launching soon in Orange County!) that sends hair and makeup artists right to you. For my hair and makeup, I decided to keep things pretty simple and wanted to keep the look pretty natural.
The conference touched on a bit of everything, from SEO to social media to keeping up with the latest technology. We heard about Nicole Richie's new garden obsession and purple hair decision (inspired by her daughter), learned about Sophia Amoruso's inspiring start of Nasty Gal, and got an overall "please don't take yourself too seriously" kick in the ass from Coco Rocha, my surprising favorite of the day. In a room full of bloggers (and really weak WIFI), your phone is bound to die, but I was able to keep my sanity with this backup Mophie charger from Verizon. There were beauty tips (from P&G), a photo booth, and maybe a cocktail or two, but by far the best part of the conference was catching up with a few favorite blogger friends. I'm sad that it's over, but I'm also really excited for this amazing community that I'm lucky to be a part of. Hope everyone has a great Monday!
In my handbag:
Banana Republic skirt; Cabi shirt (c/o); Sam Edelman heels (sold out, but love these)
In my makeup bag:
For the Pre-FABB Cocktail Parties:
Equipment blouse; Sanctuary leggings; Joe's heels; Karen London bracelet
In my suitcase:
BCBGeneration heels; Pantene Pro-V Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo; Pantene Pro-V Root Reboot Dry Shampoo; Nine West blue suede heels
This week I'm gearing up for my fourth Lucky FABB (Fashion and Beauty Bloggers') Conference, and I'm just as excited as ever. This time I'll be joining my fellow New Voices of Beauty bloggers and COVERGIRL, Olay Fresh Effects, Pantene, and Secret to take in the conference and then chat beauty and blogging on a panel during day two. While my outfit for day one is still in the works (no minute like the last minute), I've definitely begun setting aside my beauty essentials and a few fashion staples. I'm so, so excited to see old friends, meet a few new ones, and take in Lucky FABB #4. Who else is going?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by COVERGIRL, Olay Fresh Effects, Pantene, and Secret, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.