Express pants; Sweater via T.J.Maxx; BCBGeneration heels; Michael Kors clutch; Paula & Chlo necklace (c/o); ZeroUV sunglasses (c/o); Gorjana bracelets (here and here); Michael Kors watch
This week I spent a couple of days with my parents in Biloxi, Mississippi, and it was such a nice change of pace. I spent the mornings working with the view of the beach in the background, and in the afternoons my mom and I would explore the shopping and scenes in nearby areas. One thing I always do when I visit home is raid my mom's closet for things to borrow (ahem, steal), and this time my favorite find was this pair of silky blue pants. The sweater is also mom's, but the shoes and accessories are all my own. I loved how this Paula & Chlo necklace added the perfect finishing touch. It's bittersweet for me heading back to California today and back to the normal routine. Stay tuned for more snaps from my days in Mississippi. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Dress via No Rest for Bridget; H&M blazer; Chinese Laundry flats (c/o)
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole Photography
It's no secret around here that I'm a huge fan of Gorjana and pretty much every ring, bracelet, and necklace they churn out. I've been collecting their pieces for a couple of years, and while a shiny new bauble is always exciting, it's the old favorites that I'm constantly layering in. It's that thought exactly that inspired Gorjana's current "Laws of Layering" campaign, and I couldn't agree more. Their pieces are my constant go-to's for layering, so I was thrilled when they asked me to be a part of it. Gorjana has come up with their own "Laws" (Choose a Hero; Dare to Mix; Multitask; Stack Up or Stack Out; and Pick a Theme) and asked for any of my own laws of layering. It was interesting to think about my own jewelry habits and figure out what my tried and true rules are. I managed to narrow it down to three: Go For Gold; Consider Proportion; and More Is More! Take a look above and on Gorjana's site to see my Laws of Layering plus those of a few fashion-obsessed others. When it comes to jewelry, how do you layer?
Photos thanks to Hadasa
Dittos jeans (c/o); CAbi blouse and jacket (c/o); Rebecca Minkoff bag (c/o) Paula & Chlo; Persol sunglasses (similar); Kendra Phillip necklace (c/o); Ariel Gordon Jewelry ring (c/o); Wantable bracelet (c/o); Caravelle watch
Today's look is one of my favorite spring combos: flared denim, an easy white blouse, and a shrunken blazer to help add shape. I absolutely love this little textured jacket from CAbi, and I can already tell that the blouse will be a favorite for seasons to come. The flares are a recent release from Dittos, and the denim is just the softest. I topped it all off with a contrasting handbag, a few silver jewels, and sunglasses borrowed from the boyfriend. Hope everyone had 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