Bye Bye 2016 ? 2017 is just hours away…we had a crazy year! From the world of politics to the fashion industry to entertainment, 2016 has came + went with a whirlwind of happenings…but one thing that has been steadfast throughout is my love of fashion + mixing & matching high end with low end to create chic looks for anytime wear! No matter what happens in the world, I will sure as h*ll will try to look stylish while handling it haha 😉
This year has been filled with some of my favorite looks + moments. I have been blogging for a few years now, but this year I feel like I have truly come into my own. I have found my aesthetic when it comes to photography, style + writing AND I have really found my stride when it comes to my career. No matter how many times life has tried to knock me down, I have gotten back up with grace + plenty of style ♥ 2016 has been the year of becoming a strong, independent woman and I couldn’t be happier with where I am in life than I am right now.
Now to recap some of my favorite blog moments (and a few flashbacks) from 2016! I used the Top 9 of 2016 generator to come up my top ‘liked‘ + ‘commented‘ posts on Instagram (so a few of them are 2015 flashbacks from TBT or FBF) but surprisingly enough, most of them are recent fall + winter wear posts! Lovin’ it ♥
Happy Tuesday! Another crazy week ahead (when will it slow down? who knows :p)…I have been swamped with work + prepping to head home to NYC this week for the Holidays! Although I am excited about seeing my family, friends + most of all…my dogs hehe I am not looking forward to the freezing temperatures – ugh :/ Anyways, thinking of those cold NYC winter days has me cherishing the much less cold LA ones haha One of the reasons I love LA is that I can mix my favorite spring/summer pieces with my fall/winter essentials.
Take this look for example, mixing this cozy pink coat from SheIn with my favorite (as you may know by now, I have a slight obsession with white skinny jeans) white jeans! White jeans were my signature wear for summer (actually pretty much year round haha) + this coat is the perfect size + style for cooler temps in LA without a snowstorm haha (no parka needed here :p)
The HOLIDAYS are Here! I seriously can’t believe how fast this year has been going by! Feels like just yesterday was summer (perks of living in LA, no seasons means endless sunshine year round haha). It’s been a year and a half since I moved to LA from NY and boy has it been a crazy ride. Moving from Weho to Burbank, switching up my career from in house to agency life, changing from beauty + fashion to luxury lifestyle…this year has been full of surprises (mainly good, a few eh, but overall…amazing)!
Anyways, one of the exciting clients I work with is the Rodeo Drive Committee (pretty suiting for a gal who loves the finer things in life, huh? :p) To kick off the holiday season, tomorrow is the annual Beverly Hills ‘Holiday Lighting Celebration’ where Rodeo Drive lights up with street performers, festive treats + celeb performances!
In addition to working on this fun event, I have been promoting the charitable endeavor of Rodeo Drive this holiday season with the #RodeoGivesBack initiative! Beverly Hills is a pretty amazing community, the people truly are amazing and I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of them who have in turn, really taught me about the history Beverly Hills + Rodeo Drive holds (call me a nerd, but seeing old photos of Rodeo Drive + the Beverly Wilshire pre–RHOBH is pretty cool if you ask me :p).
One of the best parts about the holiday season is giving back to those in need. Rodeo Drive is helping to give the gift of warmth by partnering with the Salvation Army to collect coat donations throughout November + December! How great is that? This has been just one of the amazing projects I get to work on. I planned a little photo shoot at the Beverly Wilshire with some of my favorite blogger babes to get the word out about this great campaign!
What’s better than giving back around the holidays? Makes the holiday season so much brighter!
Now to break down this holiday look! I have had a love affair with this black tulle skirt for years now. It just reminds me of something Carrie Bradshaw would wear (in fact I did a whole shoot wearing it in front of the New York Public Library here).
I think this skirt is great for the holiday season. You can style it with a simple blouse (like this one) or wear a crop top + leather jacket for an edgier look (the possibilities are endless)!
I love these T-Strap Black Heels for the holiday season. I feel like they are such chic classics!
My clutch is actually a toiletry pouch from Louis Vuitton. I seriously LOVE this and even though it has been sold out at all of the LV boutiques I was able to find it with the help of LYST!
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Join me as I party on Rodeo Drive tomorrow night at 4pm!
Sad to say, but I’m writing this post not staring out at a gorgeous view in sunny California but looking out at flowers blooming back in NYC. That’s the thing about vacations they happen, they are amazing and then they end…back to reality. What can ya do!
I’m embracing color in preparation for my trip to California for Lucky Fabb West 2014! This, I believe will be one of the many…and I mean many looks I will be packing for my 4 day trip! I’m already prepping myself for my luggage being overweight at the airport but I’m a firm believer in the fact that you can never be too prepared for what’s to come. I have quite the itinerary planned for my Cali trip, and the right outfit is always essential!
While it’s rainy and dreary in the big apple today, this look can brighten up any day. I’m probably one of the few gals who dares to wear a lime green moto jacket but let me tell ya…it’s head turning 😉 What girl doesn’t like to make a statement! In addition, spicing the look up with white jeans and mirrored sunnies is suiting for a walk down Rodeo Drive don’t ya think?
I got this Karen Kane jacket gifted to me and I love it. It’s unique, different and neon…all of my favorite things wrapped into one stylish look! When I slip it on I feel kind of bad ass…all I’m missing is my bike 😉 Maybe one day right? Anyways, in addition to neon, a fashion item I will always be a fan of is a crisp pair of white jeans. Once you find the right pair that flatters your figure, they are sexy with just about everything and yes, I break fashion rules by wearing white jeans year round…oops!
Fashion is all about breaking the rules and finding your own personal style. You know what flatters your body, you know what works and what doesn’t. I believe that following the trend isn’t always ideal because not every trend works for every girl. I will always love neon while other gals may hate it. I will never rock a crop top because hey I am not a twig, and flared jeans simply don’t look as fabulous on me as they do on Rachel Zoe. Pick and choose wisely…every trend is open to interpretation 🙂