Winter weather got ya down? Even though it has been a bit chilly here in LA, winter blues aren’t keeping me down. Instead of wearing neutral colors + always dressing cozy, I love adding a bit of chic to my winter wardrobe, especially with a great Pop Of Color like this one! 2019 is gearing up to be a busy year with business, the blog + travel so I am investing in multipurpose pieces that stand out + help me feel beautiful + confident. Funny to think a few years ago I would avoid maxi dresses like the plague (I always felt I was short + they would make me look stocky) but when I found this cobalt blue beauty it was love at first try on 😉 hehe Safe to say I will be wearing this beauty all season long + well into the spring.
I absolutely love this dress + while I got it at Rainbow Shops, I found a bunch of similar styles at varying price points below. Cobalt blue has always been a favorite color of mine. When I look at blue it just makes me happy + it really pops when you wear it!
I kept my shoes + bag simple since the dress really steals the show. You can’t go wrong with simple black ankle strap heels (definitely a pair of heels every gal should have in their wardrobe) + a classic black Gucci bag. This Gucci mini bag is great for night events, date night etc – it is convenient in size + has room for all your essentials.
Valentine’s Day is just a day away and that means finding that last minute outfit! Luckily I rounded up a few of my go-to little red dresses for the special night all available in store + online (with an in store pickup option). I for one am super excited for V-Day since this past weekend was my anniversary + I spent it sick as a dog in bed sooo I am looking forward to a romantic date night with my boo. After an amazing week at Universal + Disney, I ended the trip on a real high note with a lovely ear infection + horrible cold…yea talk about fun :p I guess life couldn’t be all fun + games huh? haha Anyways…to distract myself from this terrible cold, I am dreaming of the perfect date night look.
ICYMI – I rounded up some of my favorite looks for the day of love a little earlier in the month here. I think I am going to go for a little red dress like this one just to stay festive for the occasion hehe :p
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day in LA without taking photos in front of the ‘Love Wall‘ in Culver City…There was a legit line to take photos in front of this wall (and we shot this towards the end of January) haha but hey in such an insta-friendly town what do you expect 😉
I paired this red fit & flare with black ankle strap heeled sandals + my favorite Gucci mini bag which is perfect for date night. It has enough room for all of your essentials + is easy to wear for dinner + even dancing afterwards (if you are into that sort of thing)…my babe + I aren’t big dancers haha so we will just stick with the dinner 😉
Funny enough I will be celebrating Valentine’s Day not on V-Day. While I love the occasion, when you go out on V Day I find menus to be changed, restaurants to be crowded + overall less romantic. So my honey + I are opting for celebrating Valentine’s Day over the weekend instead so we can actually order what we like off the menu AND can avoid crowds! Now that sounds like the perfect plan to me 😉
Nothing says I am ready for date night quite like a LBD ♥ Although I am currently single, one of the only things I enjoy about dating is being able to get dressed up for a nice night out. Whether it is dinner at the newest LA hotspot or heading to a comedy show or concert, I tend to dress for success haha :p What can I say, I am a girly girl through and through 😉
Wearing a Little Black Dress has been my go to for every special occasion (big or small) since it is just timeless + classic. You can never go wrong with a great LBD and then just add a blazer, a moto or denim jacket or a cardigan to dress the look up or down – one key piece with the ability to be styled multiple ways…what gets better than that?
I actually found this floral cardigan for only $10 at Burlington (it’s Philosophy and I was pretty stunned / thrilled when I found i on the clearance rack). When you aren’t sure of where your date may be or even if you will be heading out after work, I like to layer a cardigan with a little black dress so the ensemble is classy but not overly dressy and leaves a little room for a casual feel as well (just pick shoes to best match your mood of course :p).
This pairing is somewhat in between ‘dressy‘ and ‘casual‘ making it a great look to replicate with just a few signature pieces you will want to mix + match within your wardrobe for the rest of 2017!
The lighting is a little off in these shots because I made the mistake of venturing out to shoot during the day…bad idea haha Now I know why although it is a pain in the you know what, it is well worth it to wake up at 5am to shoot first thing in the morning before the sun is too bright 😉 #TheStruggleIsReal If you ever thought blogging was a walk in the park, let me be the first to tell ya…it’s not :p
Despite the lighting, the look itself is on point…
I can’t honestly remember where I purchased this dress but I found a few similar options below along with two cardigan options since mine was a stroke of luck clearance find that I haven’t been able to track down online anywhere else.
All options are budget friendly at under $50!
I kept my shoes + bag classic black and simple as well – you can never go wrong with the basics 😉
Happy Monday Babes ♥ I am so excited to share this shoot because I finally spotted one of the most popular places to snap photos at in LA…the Made In LA sign over in WeHo! It’s funny after I moved out of WeHo + to Burbank, I found all of the cool spots to shoot at there haha oh well, guess that just means weekend field trips to West Hollywood! :p
I can’t get enough of this striped Merona top from Target. Crazy to think it’s become one of my favorite summer tops considering it’s only $10 (I am stocking up on this style of tank in a variety of prints + colors it fits so well and it is such great quality)!
I feel similarly about my Old Navy Rockstar Jeans. For years they have been my go-to without fail. They have survived countless washes, date nights, weekend adventures + traveling cross country…they are truly my favorite pair of jeans + I stocked up on them in every color 🙂
M o n d a y…every week I feel like it comes sooner and sooner. I’ve been MIA this past week…sometimes you need to just take a step back, relax and take a moment to breath. After a busy week at work, a mini trip to San Francisco and experiencing my first ever USC football game over the weekend (I am a true Cali gal now :p) it’s about time I got back to the blog. A week long break was long enough 😉
As if the title and this outfit didn’t already speak for itself, the second I put together this look I instantly thought ‘Grease Lightening’! The leather pants and bomber jacket remind me of the movie Grease haha This leather look was shot last fall on Long Island (amazing the outfits I still have in my iPhoto library). Even though it is an oldie, it is still a goodie. These Hue Leatherette Leggings are my fall go to. They are comfy, sexy and now as the temperature in LA drops, they are perfect to wear.