Photos thanks to Kaela Rodehorst Photography
H&M top; Laila Jayde suede sweats (c/o); Report booties (c/o) Alloy Apparel; Gigi New York clutch (c/o); Ray-Ban foldable sunglasses; Michael Kors watch; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Risk It All
I've said it before, but the dressed-up sweats trend is a train I will ride until the very end. Whoever decided that "comfort clothes" (as Eric refers to them) with heels and accessories is an OK thing is my hero and Anna Wintour's nightmare. (The devil does NOT wear sweats.) And then I found these, in the softest faux suede you ever will see. My day was officially made. They're ridiculously comfortable, and worn with a little something embellished up top, it's pretty solidified that you're not headed to the gym. Peep-toe booties, accessories, and a bold lip finish off the look. What do you think about non-workout sweats?
Dress and booties (c/o) Marshalls; Rebecca Minkoff bag; La Mer Collections watch; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Kendra Scott ring; Gorjana bracelet; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Risk It All
Last week I checked out the brand new Marshalls store in Hollywood, and today I'm sharing a couple of my Fab Finds. These little shoe/booties were one of the first things that caught my eye in the store, but because I need another pair of booties right now like I need a hole in my head, I tried to steer clear and stick with a few fresh clothing options for fall. One of my goals was to find an easy shift or shirt dress that I can wear now and into fall with a jacket and booties. When I came across this one, the fit was just what I was looking for, so I bought it in two colors. (Hey, it was early. I'm not great at decision-making at 7:00 am.) Then after a little more roaming around the store and just because I couldn't help myself, I swung back around for the booties, because, oh, what's one more pair? I love the black and white of this look paired with a bold lip, and I know these pieces will be in heavy rotation this fall...if fall ever gets here. Hope everyone is having a great week!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the $500 Shopbop Giveaway!
Riller & Fount dress; Paige Denim plaid shirt (similar); BCBGeneration sneakers via Fatal Obsessions; French Connection bag (c/o); People by People sunglasses (c/o); La Mer Collections watch
Last week I met up with Kathleen for happy hour at one of my favorite spots in Newport Beach, The Cannery. After much gabbing and a couple of cocktails, we snapped these photos right outside of the restaurant. I had plans of wearing a cute little dress and heeled sandals all day, but I lost track of time and threw on these glorified sweats on my way out the door. I love Riller & Fount's ultra-soft knitwear, and this little t-shirt dress is no exception. Since I walked the few blocks there, a plaid around the waist, wedge sneakers, and sassy shades helped finish off the look. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the Emploi New York dress giveaway!
Alloy Apparel skirt (c/o); CAbi blouse (c/o); Romwe bag (old, shop similar below); Nordstrom hat; Persol sunglasses (similar)
It's rare that I find a maxi skirt that I really love, but this one from Alloy really caught my eye. I love fall-ish taupe color and crinkled pleating, and it works just as well now with a sleeveless top as it will later with a cropped sweater. A fringed handbag and feather-embellished hat helped to complete the boho look. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the Emploi New York dress giveaway!
Emploi New York dress (c/o); Lulu's heels; H&M jacket; French Connection clutch (c/o); Forever 21 sunglasses (similar); Michael Kors watch; Kendra Scott bracelet (c/o)
Well I, for one, am ready for fall. Like really, really ready. Unfortunately, Mother Nature here in Southern California is not on the same page. (As in, two 88+ degree forecasts this week. Get it together, October.) So for now I'm sticking with lightweight dresses and such that can be paired with jackets at sundown, and this one from Emploi New York's resort collection is a whole lotta fun when paired with black extras and a bold, pink lip. (Also, check out the rest of their resort threads here.) Now thanks to Emploi, I'm giving one of these dresses away to one lucky reader. Simply click away at the options below. Good luck!
CAbi blouse (c/o); CAbi skirt (c/o); JustFab bag (c/o); Halogen heels (also love these); Forever 21 sunglasses; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in "Live Large"
I've never had a job with the typical nine-to-five office attire, but sometimes it's fun to dress the part. I love a good pencil skirt, and in burgundy lace, this one from CAbi is perfect for fall. Calf-hair leopard pumps create contrast, while a tucked black blouse and structured handbag add polish. If a buttoned-up dress code is part of your weekday routine, it's easy to get stuck in a boring rut, but adding in a few textured pieces for fall can really change your options. Hope everyone has a great week!
P.S. - Head over to my Instagram today for a fun giveaway!
Paige Denim jeans via Marshall's (similar); Joe Fresh tank; Halogen heels; C.Wonder sunglasses; French Connection bag (c/o); La Mer Collections watch
Today I'm sharing one final look from New York Fashion Week, and this particular morning was a hot one. (From the looks of my friends' NYC Instagram snaps these days, I'd say I just missed out on some glorious fall weather on the East Coast.) After running around New York for a few days, Kathleen dragged me out of bed early on Saturday morning, and easy jeans and a tank were pretty much all I could muster. These coated, zippered skinnies are surprisingly so comfortable, and I know they will be in heavy rotation throughout the fall. Staple leopard pumps, a sleek leather bag, and mirrored sunnies finished off the look. Hope everyone is having a great week - it's almost Friday!
Skirt via Nordstrom (old, but love this one); Equipment blouse; Everlane sweatshirt; Report booties (c/o) Alloy Apparel; Tory Burch bag; Shop Prima Donna necklace; Forever 21 sunglasses; H&M bracelet
In the spirit of pretending it feels like fall around here, I wanted to layer up a bit without jumping the gun on the temperature front. This perforated leather mini has been hiding in the back of my closet for a while now, and I was excited when I remembered it earlier this week. Paired with a silk blouse and short-sleeved sweatshirt, it's sort of an edgy take on a schoolgirl-inspired look. Peep-toe booties (that will be in heavy rotation this fall), a bold handbag, and a statement necklace added the finishing touches. Hope everyone is enjoying the first official days of fall!
P.S. - There's still time to enter the $500 Neiman Marcus giveaway, so don't miss out!
Shop these booties:
1. Loeffler Randall Ione Studded Ankle Boot $495
2. Alberto Fermani Umbria Slouchy Booties $475
3. Ash Tatum Studded Strap Moto Boot $395
4. Ash April Stiletto Leather Bootie $375
5. Joie Gwen Open-Toe Suede Bootie $315
6. VC Signature Ronan Calf-Hair Leopard Bootie $265
7. Sam Edelman Sandy Calf-Hair Bootie $250
8. Kate Spade New York Saja Lace-Up Wedge Bootie $328
9. Rebecca Minkoff Sonny Embossed Wedge Bootie $350
10. Ash Julie Snake-Embossed Wedge Bootie $315
Oh, fall. It's definitely the season that gets me in the most shopping trouble, and for good reason. I'm obsessed with fall footwear and can't get enough ankle booties and over-the-knee boots this season. With the latter already taken care of for now (DYING for a little cool weather to break these out), today I'm rounding up a few favorite (splurge) booties to complete your fall looks. From flats for stomping around during the day to stilettos and wedges for a night out, there's a little something for everyone. (My current pick? Helloo, leopard stilettos.) And now for the best part: I'm teaming up with a few fabulous bloggers to give one lucky reader $500 to jump-start her fall wardrobe (without whipping out her wallet) at Neiman Marcus. Enter below for your chance to win. Oh, and because I just couldn't help myself, I've also rounded up a few favorite faux fur picks at the top of my list. Good luck, and happy shopping!
H&M sweater and skirt (similar); Lulu's heels; Kate Spade bag (borrowed from Krystal); Kitsy Lane bracelet; Vita Fede wrap bracelet; Alex & Ani gold bracelet; Michael Kors watch; Jane Basch necklace; Forever 21 sunglasses
Because a heat wave counts as sweater weather, no? After a pre-fall leather skirt search, I picked up this little get-up a few weeks ago at H&M and instantly thought "New York." Fast forward to a sticky, 80+ degree morning in the Big Hot Apple, and a chunky sweater probably wasn't the best idea. But hey, "if you like it, wear it" is kind of my thought, and I liked it. And most of my destinations had air conditioning. So whatever. Today I'm off to Palm Springs for the weekend where the high is over 100 degrees and anything heavier than chiffon just won't do, but sometimes a weekend by the pool is just what the doctor ordered. Who's excited for Friday?! This girl!