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White Converse

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I had all of last week off from work and it was the best staycation ever!  I got my hair cut by my new favorite @hairbyliaa, went to LACMA with my girl friends, ate a LOT of great food in LA, went to Universal Studios for Harry Potter Land, and celebrated a good friend’s birthday.  It was a very eventful and I do not want to go back to work!  Who else feels my pain?  *raise your hand!*

Now on to my outfit…I had been looking for a pair of cool sneakers for awhile – about a year to be exact.  I finally decided on these white Converse “Shoreline” Slip-ons.  I have a few problems with my feet which makes shoe shopping difficult.  They’re big and narrow!  I cannot just pick any ol’ shoe and stick it on without having to double check to make sure that I don’t look like I have clown feet!  These are incredibly comfortable (I wore them pretty much all last week!), they run half a size large for me (so I had to size down), and they look great with just about anything (hello all black)! The only problem – how will I keep them clean?

Outfit details: Top: Madewell | Shirt: Halogen | Jeans: Current Elliot | Shoes: Converse | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Handbag: Chanel Rectangular Mini (Sold Out) | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman

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Summer Trench

I LOVE abandoned buildings.  I don’t know what it is, but whenever I pass one – I can’t help but wonder why it’s been abandoned and what spirits may be in there.  Once I was in the Pismo Beach area and there is this beautiful 3 story white colonial house on a hill that’s been abandoned.  The windows are boarded up and the paint is coming off.  After driving by it few times, I finally drove to it so I could explore.  Well, a big fence kept me out, but I asked a few locals about the story behind it.  Supposedly the owner went completely crazy and put cement in all their pipes.  Back when I was in my early 20’s, that was just the most fascinating thing ever.  It’s probably not true whatsoever but when I’m in the area, I still always look for it and stare in awe at the mystery of its past.

Well, when I went looking for a place this weekend to take some photos – I stumbled upon what appears to be a few abandoned buildings and immediately fell in love!  The sun was about to set, the buildings looked dilapidated and it turned out to be THE perfect backdrop from my Summer Trench photoshoot.

However, after walking around a bit – it looks like it’s just a strawberry and onion farm.  The buildings probably aren’t really abandoned but it’s okay…
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I wore this green trench vest in my Runaway Railroad post when I first started this blog, and it is still one of my favorite pieces to throw on to give my outfit that extra edge.  My striped tank is from Madewell and I already own it in 3 colors.  It’s the perfect tank to just throw on with some jeans and run errands.  It’s long in the middle and short on the sides – the best cut in my opinion.  AND it’s on SALE!  Oh, and those pointy-toe heels?  Great Italian leather at an even better price!  Working in the shoe industry for a decade, I can tell you – there are some great brands out there who use really nice leather but assemble in China to keep the cost down.  So don’t judge the quality just because of where they’re made.

I think I’m going to be living in this outfit for the rest of the summer – if only it would stop being over 90 degrees in Southern California…..

Outfit details:  Trench Vest: Anthropologie (Similar) | Tank: Madewell | Jeans: Rag&Bone (Similar) | Shoes: Via Spiga | Handbag: Alexander Wang| Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

 

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Maxi Skirt

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Outfit Details:  Top: Anthropologie (similar) | Skirt: Classiques (similiar) | Shoes: Tory Burch | Clutch: Gianni Chiarini  | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michele (similar) | Bracelet: David Yurman 

I pass by this neighborhood and especially this beautiful Spanish style house all the time on my way home from work.  I LOVE Spanish styles homes and it is my absolute dream to own one someday.  I would like it to have one of those doors that looks like a front door, but when you open it – it’s actually a courtyard to the ACTUAL front door of the house.  Then when someone knocks on it and I don’t want to answer it, all I have to do is look at my camera and ignore them.  Yes, my house would be so fancy that I would need to install cameras all around it!  No more tiptoeing around the front door and making sure I don’t make any noises as I go look through the peephole.  LOL  Plus, wouldn’t it be amazing to eat meals and have coffee in the courtyard?  One day….

Now on to my favorite maxi.  The fabric is super flowy and I feel whimsical each time the wind picks it up and blows it to the side.  Plus, there’s a side slit which makes it so not boring.  Remember when Angelina Jolie wore that dress that had the huge side slit to an awards show and she kept posing with her leg out?  Well, that’s exactly how I feel like when I’m wearing this maxi skirt.  I can’t forget to mention – there are POCKETS in this maxi.  Pockets!  Who doesn’t love pockets?

I like to wear flat sandals when wearing maxi skirts, I just feel like those are the most logical because of the length of my skirts.  I bought these Tory Burch Miller sandals way back in the day when they first came out and I cannot believe they have lasted me this long.  It has to have been at least 7 years.  They’re great if you want a sandal that are a bit more “dressy” than rubber flip flops.  Perfect to wear in the Spring or Summer with dresses, skinny jeans, skirts – ANYTHING that you want to dress up just a bit.  Plus, they come in so many colors!

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Grey Skinny Jeans

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Outfit details:  Top: Madewell | Jeans: Paige Denim (similar) | Shoes: Alexander Wang | Clutch: Gianni Chiarini | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Michele (similar)

If you follow me on social media, you will know that I got my hair done this past weekend!  I was very excited to go out and take some photos.  I think I am going to write a post about my hair this week… stay tuned!  Now, I have to tell you, it is VERY difficult for me to not wear all black outfits all.the.time.  I tried my best with this photoshoot, which is where the grey skinny jeans comes in.  I wanted so badly to pair this navy blouse with some black skinnies but nope… couldn’t do it.  It’s Spring and everyone is wearing light colored bottoms.  Of course, this wouldn’t be me if I couldn’t have a bit of black in my outfit.  That’s where the black Alexander Wang shoes I told you about a few posts ago comes in.  Funny thing is that I couldn’t find anything to wear with them before and now I have everything to wear with them!

When I was looking for the bottom half of my outfit, I also realized that I do not own a pair of white jeans.  That would have been the PERFECT combination for this sunny Spring outfit.  Navy top, white bottoms and some nude colored shoes.  I will have to be on the lookout for the perfect pair.  If you have a great pair of skinny white jeans that you love, leave me a comment below and tell me where you got them!  I have a tendency to not wear much white.  I am not that clumsy of a person, but if I am wearing white – you can bet I will spill something on it… hence, the all black all the time.

Now on to my navy blouse.  I love that it’s flowy, hangs a bit lower in the back, and has slits on the sides.  It’s the perfect top to throw on and go off to work or dinner.   Only bad thing is that it wrinkles very easily, so I have to make sure that I iron it before I wear it and that I am careful when I sit in a car or chair.  I got it at Madewell on sale a few months ago so I have to say it was a pretty great find.  They had a 30% off their Spring essentials this weekend.  I hope you were able to score a deal at one of my favorite stores!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I got to get my hair done, hung out with friends, and saw my family.  I have to say it was a pretty good one!  Until next time…

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Jeans and a Tee

You’ll probably notice that I couldn’t get away from this brick wall.  It definitely made for a great background!  If only you could see what the field in front of it looked like.  One day …. BUT I did add a picture in an alley behind Starbucks to spice it up a bit! IMG_2490 IMG_2460 IMG_2407 IMG_2313

I had planned for this post to be really causal – what I wear when I’m running errands on the weekends and just hanging out. Usually I wear my contacts, but I had to work the morning of this photoshoot and I needed a nap BAD.  I can’t sleep with my contacts on so I had to decide between suffocating my eyeballs and not napping or napping and wearing glasses for these photos.  You can guess which one I chose.  I’m pretty much blind behind those sunglasses which was great because I couldn’t be embarrassed when people walked by because I couldn’t see them!  haha

On to the outfit – I have this top in 2 colors because I love it that much.  Reason #1: It’s a v-neck and those tend to look better on me.  Reason #2: The back is longer than the front.  I discussed my love for shirts like this in my Sunday Sunset post.  Reason #3: It’s so freaking soft!  When I bought this shirt I told my sister how much I loved them and she asked me to walk right back into the store and buy her some.  She does that a lot – she should pay me to be her personal stylist.  I hope she’s reading this….

Outfit Details:

Top: Anthropologie (similar) | Jeans: Rag&Bone (similar) | Handbag & Clutch: Goyard | Booties: Madewell | Glasses: Ray-Ban (yes, they’re ASIAN fit!!!) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman