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 🙂
All Wrapped Up…kinda like a Christmas present right? 😉 What can I say…I am the gift that keeps on giving haha (jk that’s just what my family says about me when I drive them all crazy…only a few days away from heading to NY to see them + Charlie — literally can’t wait to cuddle with him for an entire week!) Anyways, back to the whole ‘wrap‘ idea…I was never one for wrap dresses (although I do love DVF, wrap dresses being her signature) but after slipping into this one (similar)…I have officially fallen in love!
On a side note, I realized I keep doing the same pose every time I shoot new outfits (#oops)…Maybe it’s just my ‘natural’ instinct to play with my hair, I don’t know, but maybe this can be one of my New Year’s Resolutions…switch up poses when shooting blog pictures 😉 Totally normal right? Haha
Another New Year’s Resolution? Wear more Wrap Dresses! Duh! Here are a few of my favorites:
Oh hey what’s up hello…don’t you love this little mint dress I put on for show 😉 OK that was my attempt at raping hehe How did I do? :p If you didn’t already know, I am a HUGE rap + hip hop fan…it’s one of my many obsessions, along with shoes, bright colors and of course summer dresses like this mint pleated number from ShopTheMint.com! I love working with Shop The Mint because they seriously sell everything I wish to have in my closet…(ICYMI here are two other outfits I wore Shop The Mint for :: here + here)
Is it spring yet? Because it sure doesn’t feel like it! The weekend brought more snow to lovely Long Island (although this outfit was clearly shot back before the many snow storms in February) and as it seems things won’t be warming up for a while I decided to share one of my favorite winter time coats with you that can be worn well into the spring…I give you my ‘Fuzzy Creature‘ coat aka my Labradoodle coat or my teddy bear coat (just a few of the different names this coat has inspired)…no matter what you call it, it has become my favorite winter piece that keeps me warm + cozy and stylish at the same time…
I have this thing for wearing coats that have no buttons…no zippers and basically are an easy throw over. I swear sometimes I feel like I am a middle aged woman going through menopause, because even in the coldest of temperatures, I am always hot (that’s what commuting to and from Manhattan will do to ya). This coat is great because the beige hue matches with every ensemble and it reminds me of a faux fur vest…best of both worlds…a functional coat / trendy piece all in one. (PS now is a great time to buy coats since it is the end of the season…both of the coats below are up to 50% off!) Now is also a great time to stock up on scarves like this one here.
These Hue Leatherette Leggings have been my obsession all winter because they are sexy and actually keep me warm…so although my dad hates how tight they are (every time I wear them a comment always follows) I will continue to wear them till the weather heats up #SorryDad :p I can’t wait to be able to wear all of my pumps again and since it still is a little slushy on the ground, patent leather pumps are a great option because they won’t get damaged instantly the way a pair of leather or suede pumps will (and I am loving nude pumps because they really go with everything). And I always need a little ‘Pop Of Color’ in every ensemble so this magenta GiGi NY clutch is the perfect touch (plus you can score it on sale now!)
PS did you check out what the newest weekend series will be on my blog? It’s all about my dating disasters :p (everyone needs a good laugh every now and then right?!)
This is what I am wearing to the office today…NOT! Trust me I am counting down the seconds till I could slip on some shorts and sandals once again, but for now I will have to relive some sunny moments with these photos from one of my outfit shoots in Florida (if you missed my previous Florida posts check them out here + here). The weather was perfect, not too hot…not too cold, just right…The perfect weather to mix a cropped sweater, shorts + of course sandals (how great are these white ankle strap sandals…I can’t wait to wear them all spring/summer long, PS you can get them for under $50 below)!
This white sweater was a staple of mine in Florida because it would be brisk in the morning, warm in the afternoon and then slightly cooler in the evening so this sweater came with me everywhere (a gal has to be prepared at all times :p).My accessories were staples for my trip as well. Simple white sandals can be worn with jeans, shorts, skirts or dresses, so they are a great option to bring when traveling to a warmer climate (which is pretty much anywhere other than New York #GetMeOutOfHere). My bag is from Coach a few years back but I found two similar cross body options here + here. And of course some bling is always in order…I layer this skull necklace over everything + yes, I am totally obsessed with these blue Ray Bans which were a Birthday gift from my parents right before I left for my trip.
So in actuality I am bundled up in layers…warm pants, sweaters, vests and more…pretty much yesterday’s outfit post but hey it’s fun to have a little ‘throwback‘ moment every now and then right? :p| Click To Shop + Share My Look |