Are you feeling a little red, white + blue? I don’t know about you but I am all about a fun bold look, especially to celebrate the 4th of July! While this look is a bit dressier than what one would typically wear for your standard July 4th BBQ, I figured why not?…I mean I love a great red, white + blue look…don’t you?
Whether you are heading to a party or heading to watch fireworks, embracing America’s colors is always a good idea if you ask me!
This blue tassel contrast top from Skies Are Blue is the perfect blouse to wear for the upcoming holiday. Whether you style it with white jeans or denim shorts or a fun skirt like I did here, this top is a must have for summer (plus it retails for under $57)!
This white skirt retails for under $20 and is an essential for every gal’s wardrobe. I have styled it so many different ways + it is just a handy piece to have year round. I have always loved skater skirts (so much that I have this skirt in 10 different colors haha :p).
While this red Vera Bradley bag is no longer available, I linked to a few red leather satchel’s like this one from Kate Spade. This bag is a great one to add a pop of color to any look, whether it’s the 4th of July or any look in general, why not brighten things up with a pop of red?
These navy blue ankle strap sandals were a sale find from Macy’s but I am linking to a similar style that comes in various colors here. This style of heel is perfect for work or play. With a mid heel height, they are super comfortable and also stylish.
Perfectly Imperfect…that’s me! I have been stressed beyond belief the past couple of weeks between transitioning to a new apartment and town, to deciding to expand my career goals to find my ‘perfect’ fit, to exploring all LA has to offer by playing tour guide to my friend visiting from NY, my schedule has been insane and I am happy to finally have a second to relax and just breathe. Sometimes it’s hard when you are constantly moving to just take a moment to collect your thoughts and focus…I was in desperate need of a moment to myself and am so thrilled to finally have it haha After having a ‘mini breakdown’ with my friend on the way to see James Cordon (which we were later turned away from because they were ‘at capacity’ ugh so annoying) she stressed an important point to me…everyone gets overwhelmed, everyone needs to freak out, cry, break down + breathe for a second…I try so hard to keep everything together and looking pristine from the outside because who wants to seem weak and vulnerable right? My fear of looking like a failure in turn is driving my nuts…yup after a heart to heart with my LI sister from another mister (shout out to my little Santa — yup her name is Santa like Santa Claus…she’s just as jolly too haha :p) it hit me that it’s ok to ask for help, it’s ok to freak out and everyone needs a good cry ♥ Now that I let it all out, it’s back to get myself back on track…sometimes venting and letting out what’s bugging you helps…or at least it’s been a huge help to me. I need to start a new cooking + fitness routine (I was totally neglecting that the past couple of months since I was beyond swamped at work). I actually am slowly but surely learning how to be domestic in my new apartment and am beyond thrilled to have my peaceful, humble abode that is all mine♥ Living alone is a dream (although my friend has been staying with me the past 2 weeks haha helping me settle in). I love having my own space + the ability to have peace and quiet to focus on my career goals and my blog which I have been slacking on lately, not gunna even try to lie :p
My outfit is perfectly imperfect…much like me at the moment. It’s simple, casual + is a mix of trends. I LOVE plaid year round, but especially for summer even though it occasionally comes off looking like a picnic table cloth haha! I paired it with simple white shorts…my go-to pick for summer (pretty much an essential for every gal TBH).
Since I am always on the go, I tend to love larger bags and this Vera Bradley cross body satchel is great for that! It can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a satchel and has room for my Macbook Air, makeup, snacks (even a back up pair of shoes)!
My booties are from Go Jane and while this style is no longer available, I found a similar style from them (here) that hits the summer booties trend right on the head!
Happy Thursday Loves! Sorry I have been MIA this week…I have been beyond swamped with work (but now I am hiring an assistant if anyone lives in LA and is interested in a social media job btw!), moving into my new apartment and balancing the never ending saga that is my life :p #TheStruggleIsReal I am writing this post at 1am when I should be sleeping but I couldn’t slack off on my blogging one more day so here it is! haha
This week has been stressful and I am already looking forward to this weekend (hopefully a lot of sleeping will occur haha) but here is a fresh new look perfect for spring, summer + honestly, just about any season or occasion 😉
I also used a simple white crop top underneath (like this one)…if you don’t already own a crop top like this one, I highly recommend it for skirts with a high waist so you don’t get bunching underneath like when you tuck a shirt in 🙂
And that right there…my silly pose :p Life is too short to take things so seriously (especially pictures :p right?)
H a p p y H u m p d a y! We are halfway there! Only two more days till the weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! The weather in LA has been gorgeous all week and I have been dying to just hang by the pool and relax…much needed after a busy start to a new job 🙂 (ICYMI details are here)
With this warm weather, I am all about transitional looks that can easily go from winter to spring…like this look here♥
This is a great look for work or play…take your favorite winter time sweater (I personally lovethis gray v-neck one) and layer it over your favorite spring skirt (mine obviously being this white skater skirt — I am slightly obsessed with skater skirts if you weren’t aware :p) Personally, I feel that a v-neck sweater is flattering on just about everyone and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion — paired with a skater skirt (ideal for those who have #LegsForDays or those who just enjoy not wearing pants…aka M E!) LOL!
Also…I am once again wearing these Le Specs tortoise shell mirrored sunnies I can’t get enough of! Great alternative to my Ray Bans that I think I have been getting a tad bit sick of (shhh our little secret) :p
Sunshine + Clear Skies…perks of Winter in LA! I have gotten so accustomed to LA life that I can’t even imagine moving back to NY and dealing with the cold temps (especially after seeing all of my friends’ Facebook status talking about how many layers they need to wear just to step out the door…not to mention the blizzardwarnings, road closures and the un-glamorous digging your car out of the snow photos). Yup, I think LA is the place for me…sunshine, the ability to wear short sleeves in the winter + I get to wear white pumps like these without the fear of a slushy sidewalk ruining them :p The perks seem pretty endless…
Even in NY I was obsessed with leather leggings…especially these ones from HUE! They are sexy, comfortable and keep me just the right amount of warm for those chilly days in LA (which are rare)!