There’s so much I want to tell you guys in this post.
- I went to Utah for work a few weeks back and scored some awesome deals at Madewell. Sleeveless shirts and tanks may not do well in SLC, but they definitely do in my closet!
- This shirt has tassels. Black ones at the bottom, that blend into my jeans. You can’t see them that well but know that they’re there and that they’re wonderful.
- I am obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s cosmetic line.
So let’s start at the beginning. While in Utah, I had 6 hours to kill before my flight back home. Everyone was suggesting I go walk around Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Of course, I found the mall across the street and every single store I went into just happened to be having killer sales. I scored this tassel top along with 2 other sleeveless peplum tops at an additional percentage off. Lucky for me, it’s still pretty toasty in Southern California so I can still rock sleeveless tops all through Fall. Oh the woes of living in LA.
Now let’s get to my Kim KW lipstick. I can’t get enough of the Pillow Talk lip liner and Kim KW lipstick combo. I have to say that I had my doubts, but seriously. This stuff is amazing and all the buzz? It’s true. It’s a bit pricey, but if you can splurge on just one lipstick and one lipliner, this is it! Charlotte Tilbury 2.0 Haul post is on it’s way. I’ll be showing swatches and reviewing this more in depth. Stay tuned!
Final note. If you like my black tassel top and don’t mind that it’s boxy and loose (and who actually minds that!?! hello fat shirt!) – it’s still available and on sale! You’re welcome.
Outfit Details Top: Madewell (sale!!!)| Jeans: CurrentElliot | Tote: Madewell | Booties: Madewell | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Lip Color: Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW | Lip Liner: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk
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…
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
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!
Spring is here and that means maxi dresses and lots of color! It also means twirling and swirling when taking photos.
I got this maxi dress to wear to my birthday last year. I love how it can be dressed up or dressed down. I typically like to wear it with some flat sandals but the only problem is that the dress is a bit long on me – which makes it perfect for my wedges. Being fairly tall, it’s hard to find maxi dresses that are at a length to my liking. I like to have my maxi’s graze the floor which I know is gross but I just like the look of it. Oh for the sake of fashion….
I had to go to a 60th birthday party this weekend and I wasn’t quite sure if I was supposed to be dressed up or casual, so I picked something in between. I wore this maxi dress with a black leather jacket and some heels. How did I do? Well, let’s just say I probably should have picked something that was a bit more “party” but it’s okay. However, wearing this dress with a fun necklace and some wedges makes it perfect for Easter Sunday! Yes, I did wear this dress all weekend. Don’t act like you haven’t done that before….No judging allowed here.
Also, I’m watching “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” on Netflix. Figured I would relive my childhood tonight. How did Pee-wee Herman not age AND why didn’t I know that Joe Manganiello was in this movie?!?!
Outfit details: Dress: Anthropologie | Jacket: H&M (similar) | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Handbag: Michael Kors | Necklace: Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Bobbi Brown | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors
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!
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….
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