Greetings from N Y! It’s the first time I have been back home since moving to LA back in June…crazy I know! Well the weather here in NY has in fact reminded me of why I moved to LA…all of this rain and fog is raining on my parade (literally + figuratively haha)…I wanted to shoot blog photos and clearly that isn’t happening :p But at least that leaves me plenty of time to cuddle up with Charlie! He will be my kiss under the mistletoe 😉My look is pure Christmas! A maroon fit + flare dress paired with a black faux fur vest and some fuzzy heels (because aren’t these adorable?!)…what outfit can be better?! This dress is perfect for work, play, date night + beyond (and since it is a comfy silhouette, you can wear it comfortably all night long).
My black faux fur vest is a winter staple for NY + LA…layer it over a dress, sweater, button down + more to instantly add some ‘chic‘ flare to any look!
I am totally in L O V E with these faux fur heels<3 They are sassy + comfortable…total win/win in my book!! My heels are from JustFab but I also found a similar pair from ASOS here (both options are affordable) 🙂
My signature Holiday bag? The Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag…it’s my affordable alternative to a Chanel (one day I will have the real thing — as soon as I stop having a beer budget hahaha)
And no Holiday look is complete without a little bling and sparkle…I decided to opt for a new trend — this Lariat Necklace (similar)! I have seen this trend all over the red carpet, instagram + countless blogs but I have always been pretty basic when it comes to my bling so this piece made me step outside my comfort zone and boy am I glad I did!
It’s F R I – Y A Y and that means an end to a short work week! Double Y A Y! Another thing I often find myself saying ‘Y A Y’ about everyday? The fact that living in LA means I get to be surrounded by gorgeous Palm Trees everyday. Call it dorky, but I guess being an East Coast native, seeing palm trees all the time excites me considering they are non-existent in NY. Hey NYC may be having NYFW but it is missing sunshine, great weather and these colorful beauties!The day before I left NY to road trip to LA, I did a little last minute shopping at Kohls (because while my dad was yelling for me to get all of my belongings together my mom found some coupons that I simply ‘had‘ to use :p I guess I didn’t think I would ever shop at Kohls again — little did I know there is one literally 10 minutes from my office haha #Addict)
Anyway, this Palm Print top was that last minute impulse buy I had to buy because I felt like it signified Cali and my exciting move from the East Coast. I feel like a lot of my clothes have a sentimental value, but this top, I will always remember being purchased the day before I moved 🙂
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 😉
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!)