Perfect Summer LBD

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Clayton Dress (c/o) Sadie Slick (call 949-642-5707 to order – they ship nationwide);  Old Navy chambray shirtSam Edelman fringe bag and sandals (super similar – and on sale!);  Forever 21 necklace and cuff;  Ona Chan ring (c/o)

A couple of weeks ago when discovering the local goodness that is Sadie Slick, I found a few great pieces and then I came across this dress.  On the hanger, it didn’t look like much, but once I put it on, I knew I’d be wearing the crap out of it this summer.  It’s super soft and comfy and just lightweight enough for hot summer days.  The midi length is on point this season, and whether you cinch the waist or not, it’s just an easy silhouette to pull off.  If you buy one dress this summer, this one would be my pick.



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Coolchange tunic;  Bucco sandals;  Michael Kors clutch;  Gorjana necklaceHenri Bendel sunglassesMVMT watchJulie Vos cuffa.v.max banglesGorjana ring / braceletMiranda Frye ring

The summer months are upon us, and that means one thing in my head: beach days ahead.  Recently I discovered coolchange, a New York brand with the most perfectly breezy beachwear that I could live in all summer.  From pants to tunics to jumpsuits, coolchange has your vacation wardrobe covered.  I didn’t have the patience to save this tunic for the next beach day, so I layered it over a slip dress, added gladiator sandals and called it a day.  Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!


Easy Denim Cutoffs

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There’s nothing that screams summer more than a great pair of denim cutoffs, but a great pair can be pretty hard to find.  I always look for pairs that are distressed and loose around the legs, and mostly, I go for comfort.  I checked out these One Teaspoon cutoffs recently from Sadie Slick, and I must say, they meet all the requirements.  (I’d definitely recommend sizing up.)  They’re a pretty affordable pair, and worn with an easy tee, flannel, and biker-inspired booties, it’s as easy as summer gets.  And in the summer when I’m all hot and bothered because Newport Beach doesn’t believe in air conditioning in houses, easy is key.  Hope everyone has an amazing Memorial Day weekend!


Mighty Purse

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JustFab shorts and jacket (c/o);  Joe Fresh tank;  Report booties;  Mighty Purse (c/o);  Henri Bendel sunglassesa.v.max bangles Miranda Frye ringGorjana bracelet/ringNARS lip pencil in Dragon Girl

When I first heard about a purse that has a built-in charger to give me a little extra phone life on the go, I was like, “YESSSSS.”  Sign me up.  Immediately.  I mean, I love it for my everyday life, but imagine how clutch this bag would be at your next concert, festival, conference, etc.  It’s a whole good idea really.  As for the outfit, I don’t think I’ve ever met a pair of leather shorts I didn’t like, and these are no exception.  This ivory perforated pair is a total steal and can easily transform a good ole’ shorts and tank combo.  Add a bomber jacket and voila: Sporty Spice meets street style.


Accessory Roundup: All Black Everything

All Black Everything 1. Michael Kors Pave X Ring  2. Cutout T-Strap Sandals  3. Let’s Party Faux Leather Clutch ($15!)  4. Faux Leather Sandals (under $25)  5. Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody  6. Brixton Messer Fedora  7. Ray-Ban Polarized Aviator in Black  8. Tasha Chandelier Collar Necklace  9. Oscar de la Renta Classic Short Tassel Earrings  10. Michael Kors Bradshaw Watch in Black  11. Marc by Marc Jacobs Metropoli Studded Bucket Bag

Inspired by last week’s rare rainy days here (and the all black outfit that accompanied them), I’m feeling all things black lately.  Not just reserved for winter months and rainy days, all black bags, jewelry, hats, and sunglasses can add an ultra sleek touch to any spring or summer look.  Above, I’m rounding up a few of my favorite dark horse accessories to give your look a little Parisian-inspired je ne sais quoi.  Tres chic, oiu?


Local Love: Sadie Slick

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Dress (c/o) Sadie Slick (call 949-642-5707 to order – they ship nationwide);  JustFab sandals (similar);  Forever 21 clutchJulie Vos necklace and bracelet (c/o);  Michael Kors watchRay-Ban aviators

If there’s one thing that I like to think I’m really good at, it’s knowing the best shopping spots.  When a friend is looking for something specific, I can usually suggest the place to go.  I know where to find the deals and steals and generally just love knowing about the cutest places around.  Recently I stopped into Sadie Slick on 17th Street in Costa Mesa, and I was like “What the what?!  How the HELL did I not know about this place sooner?”  My shopping skills let me down, but nevertheless I was stoked to find this little gem.  The store is PACKED with so many great pieces, and I didn’t feel like it was the same old, run-of-the-mill selection that I’ve seen so many times before.  This little Sam Edelman dress caught my eye first, and it’s the perfect little throw on and go number for upcoming summer parties.  From party dresses to denim cutoffs to the perfect LBD (coming to the blog soon), Sadie Slick is a must-visit.  (And if you’re not from around here, you can always call and order anything – they ship nationwide.)


Vacay Every Day

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Forever 21 top and shortsBucco sandals (c/o) Nordstrom Rack;  Embroidered clutchGold & Gray beaded bracelets (c/o);  Free Press bangles (c/o) Nordstrom Rack;  MVMT watch (c/o) – use code “mystylediaries” for $10 off;  Julie Vos necklaceMarcia Moran ring (c/o);  Henri Bendel sunglasses

With the start of summer comes the start of vacation season and me drooling over everyone’s beach-y, cocktail-y, Golden Goddess Instagram posts.  (One serious serving of #FOMO, right over here.)  While I don’t have any vacations planned myself as of yet, it’s really hard to complain living in Newport Beach, and I try to embrace the #VacayEveryDay lifestyle as much as possible.  Why shouldn’t I throw on my own vacation-inspired looks and blend right in with the tourists here?  No one has to know that I’m actually running boring, non-vacation errands and shopping for, like, office supplies.

This little two-piece set (I know, I know – I’m obsessed with the matching sets.) reminds me of an island getaway and was seriously calling my name.  It was perfect for a day running around town and even better once I got to come home to the beach.  Sometimes it’s nice to remind myself to slow down, take a look around, and enjoy this every day vacay of mine with a newly-discovered Palm Breeze.  (The flavor below tastes like a refreshing, bubbly grapefruit soda, and it’s also available in Pineapple Mandarin Orange.  The name itself sounds like a tropical vacation.)  Whether you’ve got travel plans this summer or not, how do you plan to embrace your own every day vacation lifestyle?


Palm Breeze

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Palm Breeze through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Palm Breeze, all opinions are my own.  Please drink responsibly.

Wedding Wednesdays: Popping the Question

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Another Wedding Wednesday is here, and recently I popped the question…to my bridesmaids!  Choosing my bridesmaids was definitely the most difficult choice so far because I wanted all of my girlfriends by my side, but I finally landed on six and couldn’t be happier.  I really wanted a special way to ask them and decided there’s nothing better than saying it with sugar.  I thought these little sets from Sugarfina were adorable, and being a sugarholic myself, I’m obsessed with their candy.  Off they went, some by mail and some personally delivered, and in the end they all said yes because they were hopped up on sugar, distracted by candy, and I promised no ugly dresses.  Either way, victory for me!


Kimono Love

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Dittos romper (denim romper);  Flynn Skye kimonoSofft wedgesSam Edelman bagHenri Bendel sunglasses;  a.v.max necklace

There’s probably only one spring staple that I love more than rompers and matching sets, and that, my friends, is the kimono.  It’s the perfect addition to almost anything, from jeans to jumpsuits and swimsuits, and in the world of kimonos, Flynn Skye is pretty tops.  (What can I say?  I’m playing favorites.)  I first came across the brand when working with the fabulous ladies of OC Style Report, and I was immediately obsessed.  The blue and white print is the perfect complement to the denim romper above and was quite the statement in the windstorm-like conditions this day.  And perhaps it helps distract from that supermodel (and blogger friend Jen) that I’m with?  Probably not though :)


The Summer Blouse

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Top (c/o) Heaven & HelfyreForever 21 shortsFrench Connection bagSofft wedges (c/o);  Ray-Ban aviatorsa.v.max necklace and bangles (c/o);  Kendra Scott ring

Nothing screams summer like an airy white blouse, and I must admit that I’ve accumulated quite the collection.  This little embroidered blouse from Heaven & Helfyre is my latest obsession, and I may or may not have worn it for two straight days last week.  Don’t judge me, it’s fine.  Paired with easy crochet shorts and the wedges I rarely take off these days, it’s pretty much hot weather perfection.  Here’s hoping your week is off to a great start!


P.S. – Check out Heaven & Helfyre for a ton of other great summer staples.

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