Someone has a case of the MONDAYS…OK, maybe I do haha but this week is going to fly by fast since I am heading to London this week to see my babe who I have missed so much over the past few months! Let me tell ya, long distance is tough and I have had plenty of blue Mondays missing him but this Monday is starting off bright because my first international trip is just days away! I spent the weekend attempting to pack (and try to avoid overpacking) which has been quite the challenge. How can a gal have multiple outfits to shoot and avoid hundreds of dollars worth of checked baggage charges? Ugh…seriously airlines aren’t getting the struggles influencers go through now-a-days 😉 Maybe that will be my newest platform to make a stink about – more free checked baggage 😉 hehe
I have always been one to pair a chic striped skirt with a classic white button down. I packed this entire look for London (hopefully it isn’t too cold but then again I am quite warm blooded, just ask Mike, he freezes in my apartment haha).
A white button down is essential for every gal’s wardrobe. Whether you pair it with jeans for a casual look or with a striped skirt like this for meetings at the office, a classic top like this one is always a good idea.
Since black + white can get a little ‘blah’ every now + then, it comes time to add a ‘Pop Of Color’ to your look – as you all definitely know by now, I am not one to shy away from bright, bold colors, so cobalt blue it is!
My upcoming trip to London is only 11 days away and I am BEYOND excited!!!! This is going to be my first international trip EVER! How crazy is that? 25 and the first time I am leaving the US. I have to be completely honest, I am a little scared. With the current state of Europe + the world, I never thought I would take the plunge and venture outside the US but here I go! I am beyond excited not just to see outside America but also to see Mike. It has been 3 months since he headed over to London for work + long distance has been tough, so to be able to see him in person will be amazing!
From all of the typical tourist sites to venturing all over to London, this trip is going to be an eye opening experience for me and I really can’t wait (I may even pop over to Paris + EuroDisney who knows)! Prepping for this trip has been fun. From what outfits to pack (because you know I will be doing a few outfit shoots while I am there haha :p) to what skincare to bring on the plane to what essentials I need while I am away…getting travel ready is stressful yet fun 🙂 The first thing I needed to get on track with was my airport style (hey a gal has to fly in comfort doesn’t she? :p)
My outfit + shoes are all from Shop The Mint! From these cozy mesh leggings to this thermal long sleeve top, I am bound to be snuggly on the plane + ready to take a nap on the 10 hour flight (longest flight I will have ever been on – I fully intend on wearing a face mask too because why not ya know?)
My slip on sneakers – perfect for getting through airport security in a flash) are from Shop The Mint as well + the nude color makes them great to travel with because they match with every outfit you can pack in your suitcase!
My cross body bag is from Dagne Dover. While this print is out of stock, they have a variety of patterns in this style still available! It is a great travel bag since it provides easy access to everything you may need while at the airport or on your flight, it is my current go to!
Happy Wednesday Loves! Yes…it’s happening, I am wearing ‘White After Labor Day‘ #SorryNotSorry (btw that Demi Lovato song has been stuck in my head for the past few weeks haha anyone else with me?) Anyways…I typically wear white year round anyway so it doesn’t really phase me that we are now past Labor Day haha So to really show how I don’t care about going against fashion faux pas’s, I wore white from head to toe!
I can’t wait to bring this cozy sweater + jeans to London. With the cooler temps there these will make for the perfect strolling outfit. Crazy to think the day I shot these photos it was 100 degrees outside..Yup, 100 degrees! I was meltingaway in this outfit but hey that’s the life of a blogger and what my weekends consist of haha
Coco Cooper has jeans that hug your curves and really fit your shape. I LOVE these jeans!! They are made with 4 way stretch denim allowing them to move with your body all day no matter where you are off to! They even have a special sculpt and lift technology to give your booty that extra ‘oomph‘ you always wanted.
I always love wearing an all white outfit, so I paired this look with white pointed toe pumps! These are a must-have of mine for fall 🙂
Happy Thursday Babes! I have been super busy lately between getting everything ready for my upcoming trip to London + working on an exciting top secret project (don’t worry, I will reveal it soon hehe) my blog time has been slacking but I am getting back at it! I can’t believe summer is coming to a close – living in LA it makes it hard to realize a transition in seasons sometimes since the weather doesn’t change like good ‘ole NYC…what can I say, sometimes I miss the big apple! Luckily, today’s post reminds me a little of NYC because I am rocking a chic printed wrap dress from Leota New York! For some reason a classic wrap dress + pointed toe pumps is so ‘New York‘ to me. Maybe it reminds me of my corporate office days + being in the epicenter of the fashion world but I personally will always love playing dress up no matter what the occasion.
This Leota New York dress is beyond comfy + it is beyond flattering on various body types. It is fun, flirty yet professional + chic. Whether you are heading to the boardroom or a nice dinner, this dress paired with the perfect bag + heels is a total ‘must-have‘!
What I love about wrap dresses is how flattering they are. I have been up and down with my weight lately so the fact that it is tight on top and flows out makes it the perfect dress to ‘hide’ anything you may not want to accentuate 😉
The red in the dress was picked up with my red satchel from Miss Locker Bags (it retails for under $100 on Amazon). This bag I wore all over NYC as it has just the right amount of room to fit all of my essentials from my keys, to lipstick, to sunnies + more.
Classic white pumps are always a no brainer. I mean what is more chic than this?
Happy Monday Loves ♥ I hope you all had a great weekend – mine was filled with outfit shoots, long chats with my boo who is off in London (ICYMI my bf is working abroad for a while which is why I get to go to London next month to see him) + micro blading! Yes..I took the plunge and got my eyebrows micro bladed + it was AMAZING (more on that to come tomorrow). Anyways, before my micro blading appointment I did a little weekend shopping at a great local shop called Soto Boutique! That is where I snagged the dress I am wearing in this post (which for sure is coming in my suitcase to London btw haha).
I am a valley girl (meaning I live in Burbank – which I LOVE so the fact that Soto has boutiques in Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills + Westlake makes shopping super easy and convenient). I tend to spend a lot of time in a store when I go shopping, I load up the dressing room + always try to pick pieces I can mix and match and wear over and over again – Soto is a great place to do that because they have everything from casual pieces to more formal pieces so you can snag an entire wardrobe in just one trip!
I love flowy dresses so when I spotted this beauty I knew it would be the perfect summer into fall transition piece. Soto Boutique is currently stocked up for fall so you can snag your back to school staples or your fall layers without dealing with crowds + long lines 😉 Oh how I love shopping local haha so much more relaxing than heading to The Grove or Beverly Center.
These shoes are my summer staple + honestly are great to even wear into the fall and beyond. This GiGi New York clutch is currently on sale AND it comes with a leather cross body strap as well so the bag can be worn multiple ways 🙂
Happy F R I Y A Y loves ♥ I am beyond happy that it is the weekend – I don’t know about you, but this week has been a long one and the weekend can’t come soon enough! What will I be up to? Shooting outfits at some new colorful walls in LA of course with my bestie 🙂
What can I say, when life gives you a colorful wall…shoot photos in front of it 😉 hehe This look was shot at one of my favorite colorful walls in DTLA! Polka dots in bright, bold colors? Count me IN! With a colorful backdrop comes a rather neutral look like this one featuring my new plunge style dress from Tobi!
This white dress is a bit sexy + sweet, with the plunge top + flowy bottom, it makes for the perfect date night dress (I will for sure be packing this for when I visit my boo in London next month)!
I layered it with this tan trench coat from AMI Clubwear. Now this coat is DEFINITELY coming with me to London since who knows what the weather will be like + it is such an easy to layer piece for day time trips, dinner + beyond 🙂
My heels are one of my favorite parts of this outfit…just look at the pearl detailing – honestly I can’t get over them!
Not only are they chic for a nighttime affair but they are comfortable too so they are the perfect shoe to wear to dress up any look (even jeans and a cute top during the day).
My bag is one of my signature go-to’s from Louis Vuitton. You can never go wrong with a little LV!
Happy M O N D A Y loves ♥ I hope you all had a great weekend! I finally got to catch up with my bestie who I haven’t seen in forever + naturally what did we choose to do? Take outfit pictures lol…We get a bit crazy on Sundays, what can I say hehe 😉 Isn’t it funny the things you choose to do with your bestie? For some reason Samie + I find it fun to either A) Relax in Palm Springs (which is where we are off to this weekend to celebrate her birthday!) or B) Take outfit pictures, occasionally another option happens C) Outfit pictures in Palm Springs haha A combination of both!
Whether it’s exploring new walls in DTLA or heading out to Palm Springs for a colorful door crawl, Samie + I bond over outfits, photography + our obsession for getting that perfect ‘money shot’ (which in our world means, the pic you will post on Instagram haha). Yesterday was one of those outfit filled days + that’s when I got to sport my new floral kimono from Tobi.com!
This lightweight kimono is perfect to layer over a chiffon camisole to beat the summer heat in LA! Whether you are heading to brunch with girlfriends, dinner with your boo or even the office, this floral kimono instantly adds a little extra something to an ordinary outfit. I opted to pair this kimono with a blush camisole + white skinny jeans for Sunday Funday brunch with Samie.
You can snag this kimono now from Tobi.com for 50% Off!! You know I LOVE a good sale + lucky for me, Tobi has great deals all the time…meaning I can snag stylish pieces at an affordable price point!
I love this little Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch but to wear as a clutch! It fits all my essentials + matches with everything, making it a great bag to wear for any occasion.
I also have a slight obsession with ankle strap heels, so it comes as no surprise that I have them in white (I also have them in nude, black, leopard print, pink, yellow + green haha) :p