Can you believe it? One year ago today I pressed “Publish” on my first post. One year has flown by so fast. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. That’s how you know I’ve been having fun with this thing. Yes, there are times when I don’t want to work on this (out of sheer laziness and sometimes life just gets in the way). But I have to say, at the end of the day…this is something I enjoy. Taking photos of beauty products, style photoshoots, and writing reviews is fun. Having people tell me that I inspired them to start their own blog, is fun. Having someone ask me for style/beauty advice because they saw my blog, is fun. Plus, it keeps me on my toes and makes me up to date with everything that is going on in the world of fashion and beauty. Without it, I would probably be a slob.
But enough about that milestone. Onto the style post!
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that it’s been raining non-stop here in Southern California. Well, the one day that it stopped (Saturday), you better believe I ran outside and started taking some photos. I’m wearing one of my favorite lip colors – MAC Rebel. It’s not a true red, but almost a purple/burgundy/red. Does that make sense? Anyway, it’s beautiful and I love it.
I got this turtleneck on sale at Anthropologie when they were having a super sale. It’s turned out to be one of those “I don’t know about you” purchases into a “I love you and I’m going to wear you as many times as I can!” purchases. I don’t have any turtlenecks and with the cold weather, it’s the best thing ever. Scarves are not needed when you have this on it’s so warm. Perfect for the weather we are having right now!
Outfit Details – Turtleneck: Anthropologie (on sale!) | Pants: CurrentElliot | Clutch: Gianni Chiarini | Booties: Rag&Bone (similiar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michele (simliar) | Bracelet: David Yurman
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
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!
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…
Outfit details: Top: Rag&Bone (similar) | Skirt: Vince Camuto | Shoes: Alexander Wang | Clutch: Gianni Chiarini | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michele (similar) | Bracelet: David Yurman
This weekend was a hot one in Southern California. Surprisingly, it has been awhile since my legs have seen the sun so I must apologize for how pale I am. I have had these Alexander Wang strappy heels for awhile now and just never had a good time to wear them … UNTIL NOW! I also have been missing a few toenails from a hiking trip back in August…. but now they’re back!!! YAY to open toe shoes!
Since I like to be “dressy casual” most of the time – I put together this striped midi skirt with a plain cotton tank and some heels. I used to be afraid to wear horizontal stripes in fear that it would make me seem wider. Well, I say who cares! Wear what you want!
The Rag&Bone tank that I am wearing is a bit long and I didn’t want to tuck it in because I was worried it might add bulk to my mid-section. Horizontal stripes and bulk? Not so good…I folded the tank under and knotted it on the side. Seemed to work out!
Hope everyone had a good weekend and stayed cool! Until next time!