Summer, Summer, Summer Time! My favorite season is summer (hence moving to LA with endless summer year round :p) so of course I get excited when June, July + August roll around because I get to start wearing some of my favorite summer trends! My go-to summer piece? A cute dress! I love a great dress for weekend adventures, the office, a night out etc. so I am rounding up some of my favorite styles from Revolve Clothing + Nordstrom below ♥
And just like that…it’s summer time! Ok, well summer may officially start on June 20th, but the second Memorial Day Weekend passes, I am in a summer state-of-mind…which means N E W accessories to brighten up your wardrobe + really make a statement all summer long 😉 Although I am all about shopping on a budget, one item I was taught to never ever skimp out on is a quality handbag!
I got my first designer handbag when I was in the 3rd grade…a Louis Vuitton (my mama raised me with good taste…what can I say haha :p). Ever since then, I have had a long standing love affair with great quality designer bags, so when Farbod Barsum arrived in Beverly Hills, I knew I had to check him out, and a new obsession quickly began…brightly colored handbags + accessories made in the U.S. with the most exotic skins to make truly one of a kind pieces ♥ Maybe that is why the designer has so many loyal celebrity fans (Louis Roe, SJP + more)…If SJP approves of something, then you know it’s a ‘must have’ :p
The chic store located in Beverly Hills is filled with brightly colored bags, travel accessories + more that are perfect for any fashionista who wants to truly make a statement. Since moving to LA, I learned that you need to stand out. Every gal has a Chanel, a YSL etc. But I love to not follow the crowd when it comes to my handbags…go big or go home. If you are ready to invest in a stunning designer bag, why not pick a unique one that not everyone around town has…a bag speaks volumes. The right bag in a way is more than just a bag, it is an ice breaker, a conversation piece, an extension of your own personal style…Farbod Barsum understands how important great quality + design are when it comes to handbags + accessories, that’s why I am currently pinching my pennies + saving up to snag one of these beauties…I mean can you blame me? 😉
Check out more from Farbod Barsum here AND be sure to visit the gorgeous Beverly Hills store located at 9456 Dayton Way!
With Festival Season upon us and Coachella being just weeks away, I am getting kinda addicted to the ‘boho chic babe‘ look :p So since I am currently coming up with outfits to shoot this weekend for festival posts, I decided I’d get some inspo with online shopping (ahem…online ‘window’ shopping hehe — trying to stay on a budget) but luckily these clothing, shoe + accessory picks are all affordable! Woohoo!
And the weekend is over…time to embark on a new week and hopefully that involves (plenty) of green tea, some exciting packages (I may or may not have done a little online shopping this weekend — #oops…only way to see is on SnapChat – MissyOnMadison) + getting some work done (that’s kinda required I guess huh :p). If you weren’t already aware, I am slightlyaddicted to green tea and my addiction got even worse over the weekend, when I headed to Costco and I spotted their citrus green tea which if you haven’t tried it, you are missing out because it is literally the most AMAZING green tea I have ever had (thanks mom :p)! My mom is always trying to get me to save money and be on a budget but in my mind…if it’s on sale I saved money duh hehe Well, in her never ending battle to get me to save money she suggested I try the Costco brand green tea to cut out my daily Starbucks expenditure (after doubting her, I gave in and got the tea)…best purchase I made this weekend…actually it was the best thing that happened to me this weekend…let’s just say I had the most awkward date ever and pretty much contemplated walking out on it (this was an absolute first)…but onto a lighter subject haha…my outfit 😉
So today’s post is inspired by the bitter cold weather NYC is currently having. Last night, I got off the train on Long Island, began walking to my car and actually starting tearing from how freezing cold it was! The wind was howling and basically forced me to run to may car as fast as I could (mind you I was in heels) and I had to wait for my hands to thaw and my face to stop feeling freezer burn before I began driving home. Naturally that put me in a tizzy and I HAD to stock up on more scarves…so I came up with a roundup of my Top 20 Scarves for Winter 2015 (still getting used to writing out 2015…I still mess up occasionally…oops)!
P.S. The three scarves I am wearing in these photos are from Old Navy but are no longer available so I have similar options for you: