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!
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!
Blank NYC jeans; H&M blouse; Free Endearment bag (c/o); BCBGeneration wedges; Zara necklace; Vanessa Mooney and Boera rings; Caravelle watch; Forever 21 bangles
Throughout the year I go through denim phases where I'm partial to one fit or another, and during spring, I usually gravitate towards flares. In a light or medium wash, they feel fresh, and my favorite way to wear them is with wedges (that stay pretty hidden) and an airy blouse. I picked up this pair recently at Nordstrom, and they've helped feed my Blank NYC addiction. They're a stretchy pull-on style and somehow maintain their shape throughout the day. I'm pretty much smitten. Add in this fun striped bag and a few silver jewels to finish off the look. Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
Ella Moss coverup (c/o) Swim Spot; Becca bikini; Forever 21 hat; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Samantha Wills ring
I apologize in advance to any readers on the East Coast still covered in snow, but last week we had a little beach weather and I had to take advantage. For a day at the beach, I love pretty little swimsuit coverups that can go from the beach to pretty much anywhere, and the Ella Moss line at Swimspot is definitely one of my favorites. I still get tons of compliments on this chevron print from last year, and I was drawn to the delicate embroidery on this one above. It's definitely a keeper. Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the Cocorose London Giveaway!
Hue leggings (c/o); Forever 21 tank; Trouve blazer; Zara heels; Tory Burch bag; Gorjana necklace (c/o); Michael Kors watch; Gorjana bracelets and rings (c/o)
Ahh, leggings: the definitive word in comfort clothing. They were my college staple and are still a cold weather weekend go-to, although I try to limit their exposure to the outside world these days. That is, until I found these. They're a thick, almost jegging-like material (because no one wants to look at you in see-through pants), and the gold pattern dresses them up just a smidge. Worn with heels and a new favorite blazer (love the notched details), these leggings are definitely outside world approved. Hope everyone is having a great week!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the Cocorose London Giveaway!
AG Jeans (c/o); Old Navy shirt; H&M jacket; Cocorose London flats (c/o); Olivia + Joy handbag (c/o); Michael Kors watch; Gorjana rings
I don't do the denim on denim thing very often, but occasionally a gloomy day calls for a little Canadian tuxedo action. Break up the mixed blues with a stark white blazer and a contrasting handbag, and finish it all off with a pair of comfy leopard flats. These calfhair flats fold into their own little bag and are perfect for traveling or just those days when you could use a break from heels. I stashed these in my bag during Fashion Week, and they definitely came in handy more than a few times. This week I'm excited to team up with Cocorose London to give one lucky reader a pair of their own. Available in a ton of varieties and colors, there's definitely a shoe for every style. Enter below using the Giveaway Tools app, and cross your fingers (and toes!) - your feet will thank you! Good luck!
**Update: Congratulations to the winner of the Cocorose London Giveaway: Zoe Moneteleone! Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for more great giveaways!
Sanctuary pants, tee (similar), and jacket (coming soon; also love this version); Jessica Simpson heels; Michael Kors watch and bracelet
For spring and summer, there's pretty much nothing I love more than an all white look, and with these luxe basics from Sanctuary, it's incredibly easy to pull off. These joggers (also available in black and a great kaleidoscope print) drape perfectly, feel amazing on, and will pair with so many pieces in your spring wardrobe. Worn with this casual mesh tee and the softest leather jacket (seriously), the vibe is sleek and easy. Check out more of Sanctuary's spring collection below for statement pieces and gotta-have basics. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Shop It: Sanctuary