It’s not very often you get to match one of your childhood favorite summer treats but today I get to! When I was a kiddo I loved the summer time because we would stock up on all the best ice cream + popsicles. My favorite? Rocket Pops! Not only are these red, white + blue treats perfect to kick off 4th of July festivities, they are beyond tasty with their mix of lemon lime, cherry + blueberry flavors. Naturally when I discovered this fun rocket pop inspired bag from Shop Harvey’s I knew I needed it + knew it was perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday!
While this look may be a tad bit dressy for your average backyard BBQ, I am a firm believer in go big or go home haha And there is no such thing as ‘too dressy’. The perfect outfit is the one you feel most confident in, and that is this patriotic look for me!
This Rocket Pop inspired bag is the perfect handbag for the 4th of July. It has room for your phone, keys and all your other firework watching essentials. I love the material (it’s made from recycled seat belts, how cool right?!) + I am obsessed with the bright + bold look.
I built my outfit around this bag so I styled it with a chic white wrap dress from SHEIN. They honestly have the best dresses at great prices, that’s a combination you just can’t beat! I am linking to a few of my favorites below!
My shoes are also perfect for the 4th (and anytime in between) because they add a bold pop of color to any ensemble + they are also super comfortable!
Investing in some bright + colorful heels is always a good idea because they can be so versatile to style with various looks year round. Pair these beauties with dresses, skirts, white jeans, black slacks + so much more for work or play!
A little fun fact, my BF thought shooting with an actual Rocket Pop would make the photos more fun (which it definitely did!) BUT it was melting down my hand the entire time 😛 haha The things we go through for the perfect photos…can you see it melting in my hand?
I don’t know about you but anytime I can wear some blue it’s a good day! I love a bold blue number no matter what the occasion…so it only made sense to style an all blue ensemble for the perfect winter into spring look. It has been quite chilly in LA leaving me bundling up so this look is perfect for just that!!
I paired it with my go to faux leather leggings (these are a total must have in my opinion) that are perfect for day time at the office or date night paired with a cute crop top etc.
Since I have been extra cold lately I had to layer a chic cobalt blue coat over this ensemble. I linked to a few of my favorites below…you can never go wrong with a little POP of blue.
A blue coat wasn’t enough blue for me so here comes some more with my shoes + bag!
Investing in some cobalt blue pumps + a cobalt blue bag are perfect for your wardrobe. I style them all the time for work with an all black outfit or during the spring with some white etc to make a colorful statement while still looking chic.
This week has been an absolute whirlwind. From busy days at work, to playing hostess to my brother who is in town visiting to working on blog content…there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done! This weekend is BeautyCon and I am super excited to see all of my favorite brands AND get tips from my fav beauty Youtubers on how they get their makeup looking flawless. With BeautyCon being the IT event of the weekend, that means I need to pick the perfect look + I think I found it from Habitual!
For some reason this look reminded me of the 2000’s. Maybe it’s the denim skirt (I haven’t worn a denim skirt in forever) haha but when I put this look together I instantly had Britney Spears and Paris Hilton come to mind :p
This skirt from Habitual is super fun for summer with it’s pleated, asymmetrical design and I paired it with this mesh button down blouse, also from Habitual (I think the mesh is a fun twist on a traditional button down style). This shirt is great for date night with high waisted pants, a skirt or even cut off shorts. The skirt is ideal to pair with a crop top, fun button down like this one or even a body suit – honestly I am feeling club vibes (wouldn’t Paris totally wear this to Le Deux? haha I think so)
My heels are my new favorites for summer from AMI Clubwear. How cute is this teal color to add a Pop Of Color to any look?! They retail for under $20 here.
This bag is great for everyday errands or heading to dinner etc from GiGi New York! The fun tassel adds a little flare to it + the zip pockets and size make it ideal to fit all of your much needed essentials. I love this style of bag for everyday wear.
So I may have titled this post ‘Black Florals‘, but after scrolling through all of the shots of me in this post I may as well name it ‘hair grab‘ since that seems to have become one of my ‘go-to’ poses while shooting new looks :p I am not quite sure how I always end up posing the same way (especially when whoever is shooting tells me to act ‘natural‘…my version of natural is being posed I suppose haha) but as I keep going through my iPhoto library I tend to see a ton of ‘hair grabbing / flipping’ shots #LongHairDontCare!
The past few weeks have been a little hectic for me which has in turn given me less time to blog, but rest assured once I am settled in to my new apartment with my little work area (complete with an instagramworthy set up of course :p) I will be back on track and writing tons more content (hopefully…fingers crossed haha)
After Memorial Day weekend comes the need for some much needed summer shopping and I am all ready to snag my top summer picks with the help of Lyst.com! Have you ever had that moment where you just feel like your wardrobe needs a total refresh? New accessories, clothing, shoes, bags? You just need it all right? Well what I LOVE about Lyst is that it helps you compile ‘Wish Lyst’s‘ of all of the pieces you want to add to your closet so that when you are ready to shop, all of your favorites are in one place…so it’s safe to say I went a little overboard when it came to creating my own ‘Summer Wish Lyst‘ which you can shop here BTW 😉 (you are welcome :p)
Creating your Lyst account is easy…just head over to Lyst.com and follow the prompts and build your profile. You can ‘Lyst‘ your favorite products into different categories and then go back and shop them whenever you are ready! How great is that?! Here is a sneak peek of what is in my ‘Summer Wish Lyst‘…