Happy Humpday ♥ Ugh the struggle is seriously real today…after a 4 day holiday weekend the last thing I want to do is head back to the office but the show must go on, right? :p All I want to do is head back to the beach, have some BBQ + relax…but I guess this is what adulting is like haha So…I decided in order to cheer myself up I would take advantage of some of the 4th of July Sales I rounded up on the blog yesterday! What cheers ya up better than shopping, am I right? 😉
Since I am dreaming of another relaxing weekend, I am throwing it back to this floral look I wore at one of my favorite desert hot spots to relax at…the La Quinta Resort + Spa in Palm Springs! Palm Springs is one of my favorite places to go to, even in this hot summer desert heat, it is my little piece of paradise what can I say. Since it is way over 100 degrees there now, a kimono is the go to piece to wear when heading out at night after a super hot day.
I love a great floral piece…especially a kimono cardigan like this one. It is great to style with shorts, jeans, a dress or a skirt…very versatile for any occasion. I am linking to some of my favorites below.
Anytime I am in the desert I bring every pair of denim shorts I own along with chiffon lightweight camisoles that can be styled up or down depending on the occasion.
Happy Valentine’s Day ♥ Time for a sweet treat! A new heart felt look :p Ok, that’s enough for the corny Valentine’s Day related comments haha! Another year, another Vday and another cute date night look that can also be worn for any occasion to be quite honest. Whether you have a date for tonight with your boo or just your gal pals for a little Galentine’s Day celebration, a LWD (little white dress) paired with some pops of color goes a long way…
I have always been a fan of a chic little white dress, something about it makes it the perfect piece to treat as a blank canvas to really dress up with bright + colorful pieces like fuchsia pumps + a bold magenta GiGi New York clutch 😉 Even add some hot pink shades for even more added color!
I’m not sure about you but even if you aren’t spending V-Day with a significant other today, snacking on chocolates + treating yourself to some diamonds is always a pretty solid way to celebrate this day of love / romance ♥
Happy Tuesday ♥ I know I have been a little MIA the past week, so I am going to get a little real today since I haven’t felt like myself lately. For the past year (since moving to LA pretty much) I have been battling with anxiety + depression. Sometimes it isn’t that bad + other times (like the past week) it almost feels debilitating. It feels like I don’t even have the energy to get out of bed + I find myself in a constant state of just wanting to ball up + cry. Pretty crazy right? Well I am no doctor, but I am pretty sure I’ve been battling this for a while + just being on my own has kind of put it into overdrive. Because of this I barely had the desire to blog (which seriously sucks), but something positive came out of this little funk I’ve been in…it helped remind me of why I do love blogging + what I want to share on my blog moving forward, more personal stories 🙂
Listen, chatting about fashion + beauty is fun but I think it’s felt really surface to me + I would love to be able to share about real happenings that effect everyone. So moving forward, things are getting real!
Since I got real at the beginning of this post, I can fluff things up a bit with chatting about my obsession with this floral maxi dress for fall! I have never been a huge fan of maxi dresses (I always felt they didn’t flatter me)…that was until I received this one from AMI Clubwear! I love the wrap design + the high slit (what gal doesn’t like to show some leg).
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AMI Clubwear has also become a source for some of my favorite shoes…like these lace up heels (on sale for under $20)! They have on trend styles that are good quality + they are affordable ♥ Seriously…that makes my day!
No matter what the occasion, I firmly believe adding a ‘Pop Of Color‘ goes a long way. This magenta GiGi NY clutch is perfect for fall + is great for running errands or happy hour!
Bring on the C O L O R♥ One thing I love about spring into summer is the ability to wear even more color than I do normally (sometimes wearing neon in the fall or winter looks a bit much tbh :p) but now…all bets are off! In addition to embracing more color in my wardrobe, I am excited to start adding tons of ‘Pops Of Color’ in my new apartment! Officially moving in on June 1st…but I am spending this month gathering interior inspo and setting up my place so it’s totally insta-worthy 😛 #DreamComeTrue I first wore this floral kimonoback in the fall and realized it was in the back of my closet and was longoverdue to be worn again! I love it because it is easy, lightweight and adds a little extra something to any look! I paired it with this Apt. 9 camisole and Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans (most comfortable jeans I own)!
My accessories are perfect to pair with any look that you want to add some color too! GiGi NY has the cutest bags and I LOVE their neon collection — this magenta GiGi NY clutch adds just the right color I need year round AND it matches these fuschia / magentaankle strap heels perfectly!
And here it is…my first outfit post shot and written in LA! I am beyond thrilled to be fully moved into my West Hollywood apartment and am ready to get back to my blogging routine (it’s been a little rough the past few weeks between furniture shopping, getting settled in and finding my way around LA…it’s a lot for even a NY girl to handle :p)! Well let me first give props to my amazing roommate Ali who is now replacing my brother as photographer (he can’t move out here to be my personal photographer just yet…trust me I tried…my mother wasn’t having it haha). This look was shot at the LACMA museum in LA…you may recognize these lamp posts from a bunch of movies and tv shows (my personal favorite being ‘Friends With Benefits’)…I am obsessed with them (I actually shot a cute LBD moment in front of them last year when I was visiting!)