April 22, 2014
CAMP Collection

CAMP Collection jumpsuit. Hare + Hart bag. BC Footwear wedges. Lulu*s hat. La Mer watch. Warby Parker sunglasses. Samantha Wills necklace.

This amazing gingham jumpsuit from Tamar Wider’s (designer of 2 Bandits jewelry) new CAMP Collection is a star piece in my summer wardrobe. It’s made from 100% cotton so it’s majorly breathable and light and basically made to last through hot summer days and humid summer nights. But I love that wearing this jumpsuit takes me back to my dreamy childhood days of running through the woods in North Carolina, hopping rocks in river streams, and lying on our backs to catch shooting stars in the clearest of skies. Tamar’s entire line is inspired by the cool outdoors and her own nostalgic summer camp days. While I’ve grown to become less of an outdoorsy person, this line has got me rethinking my next vacation towards a camping retreat in Joshua Tree, bonfire and s’mores definitely included. 

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April 21, 2014
Commodity

 
wearing LAST NIGHT dresses

 Fun fact: in the world of beauty, I collect perfumes as much as I collect dresses. 

My signature scent is a medium- to full-bodied floral with notes of jasmine, bergamot, or gardenia. These succulent perennials speak to the depths of my memories and take me over the moon at first whiff. You know a perfume is the one when it takes your mind spinning to the littlest details from your past and present, like coming home late on warm summer nights when the jasmine outside the house blooms and radiates, and you cherish the flashback. It’s a millisecond of indulgence that brings bliss to the start of the day. So I don’t just stick to one perfume because there are so many scents that can trigger different reactions, but I do have two new favorites that have been in my day and night rotation. I discovered a brand new fragrance collection called Commodity and not only are their scents super luxe and unique, their fun ‘scent tailoring’ service is unrivaled. As you can see, their branding is minimal, sleek, and all about the actual scent - there’s no run-of-the-mill vanilla or green apple in their collection.  Their scents are concisely and smoothly named Whiskey, Tea, Mimosa, Gin, etc. Since they’re online only, they’ve created an entertaining try-at-home fitting kit, where they send you samples of their entire women’s or men’s collection for you to test out for a few days and see what works for your skin’s chemistry. Once you’ve chosen The One, you can order a full size to indulge in forever (until it runs out and you find yourself running back for more). 

Not only did I sample the women’s collection, I also tried the men’s as you know borrowing from the boys doesn’t stop at just the jeans. My two absolute favorite scents of their 20 piece collection came one from both sides. Pinot, from the women’s, is a gorgeous deep floral with bergamot and bulgarian rose. Every time I spray it on, I feel that it elevates my look to a higher sophistication. Book, borrowed from the boys, is a sensual woodsy scent that is subtle and lingering and suitable for days when I really need something to spice my day up. For a whole lot of fun, I like to mix the two and create my signature scent for the summer. 

I think I’ve come pretty far from my teenage days of wearing Ralph by Ralph Lauren, and really so has the fragrance industry. Commodity is a whole new approach to finding your scent and makes this an experience that you’d have to try to say you’ve lived. Go on, give it a whiff.

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April 19, 2014
#BCTakesCoachella

Chanelle and I wearing all BC Footwear

If you’re going to look cute and stand for hours at a time,

WEDGES WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND.

I love heels, but they are the torturous instruments of pain and misery for weekend-long benders like the standard girl trips to Vegas (you KNOW what I’m talking about) and especially traversing the dirt and sandy grounds of Coachella. I’ve finally gained the wisdom after many years of pain (and my feet are now paying for it) to say screw. that. So to have the height I still love so much and the comfort I need if I don’t want my feet to fall off, I turned to BC Footwear's cute and fun wedges. They are my go-to brand for stylishly comfortable shoes and I knew I could trust my feet in their hands (or shoes rather).  I was able to easily transition my wedges from my day-to-night outfits in a breeze and I was comfortable till the break of dawn in these saviors. Chanelle and I are such huge fans of the brand that we took them along with us to Coachella and we had such a fun time guest-instagramming our days at the festival on BC Footwear’s instagram. Check out our posts here: #BCTakesCoachella.

Stay tuned for more of my Coachella weekend recap this week!


April 18, 2014
InstaChella

First stop of Coachella // The Saguaro hotel // Wearing James Jeans and BC Footwear
The Saguaro 
The famous art mural at The Ace Hotel // Wearing O’Neill
The Ace Hotel with Enocha
Intimate performance by The Pierces at Two Point Oh! LA Blogger Lounge at The Ace
Relaxing by our pool in James Jeans
A snow machine at The Saguaro
Brunchin with my ladies and sipping Stack Wines
LORDE
Coachella - ella - ella
Ice mug cocktails from Reyka Vodka
Double fisting it
And the morning after // he’s wearing Kennington
Swimming in the best clothes from Motel
Sunday Funday with at GUESS pool party // wearing Obey clothing
Azealia Banks at Forever 21 party
Strolling the grounds of The Ace in O’Neill
The desert at night // in James Jeans
Details Mag party
Cooling down
At the most pinterest-able house for Cynthia Vincent brunch
Neon Carnival
OUTKAST
Rhonda party at The Saguaro
Saturday poppin off // wearing Shown to Scale and Motel Rocks
Snow in Palm Springs? // jumping for joy in Kennington
Neon Carnival
Best dressed at the Rhonda party
Neon Carnival
Motel x Threadsence house
My main ladies Chanelle and Enocha at Soho House
#Gettingpizza with Threadsence and Motel
My Bikini.com babe
Couldn’t have lasted the weekend without this guy
Major Lazer at Alexander Wang x H&M party
View of our hotel pool
Always a fun time with my best boo Chanelle // #HSTPTHUSTLIN
Homemade Bloody Mary bar - yes. please.
Neon Carnival with my boo
Margarita pops
#Gettingpizza van with Threadsence and Motel
Our hotel
Smiles cuz I got to spend the weekend with her // #HSTPTHUSTLIN
Stay tuned for more of my Coachella weekend recap this week!


April 17, 2014
Lulu*s in Palm Springs, Part 1

Lulu*s dress. Kelsi Dagger heels via Lulu*s.

Coachella is of course amazing and all, but I just love being here in Palm Springs no matter what else is going on. I had to make it a point to indulge in the beautiful, timeless surroundings of this real desert oasis because there are so many unique places to stay, eat, and explore. Our hotel had the prettiest courtyard with Mediterranean decor and my floral dress from Lulu*s perfectly fit into the sights. I spent as much time as I could lounging around our quaint little pool since my body needed many breaks from the festival chaos and it wasn’t so bad daydreaming that I was off somewhere in Barcelona.

Stay tuned for more of my Coachella weekend recap this week!


April 16, 2014
O’Neill x Coachella Recap

1st Look: O’Neill dress (in stock here). Patricia Nash backpack. BC wedges.
2nd Look: O’Neill top. O’Neill pants. La Mer watch. Birkenstock sandals.

For my second day at Coachella, I was super relieved I had strategically planned a couple of cozy and comfortable looks in O’Neill after a long first night out. I’ve been a fan of O’Neill since I moved to California and became centrally immersed in the land of surf, and their stuff is so right for the free vibes of Coachella. 

After an early morning of quick recovery, I slipped on this beautiful printed maxi dress for an easier-going day out in Palm Springs. We were all craving a hearty brunch to start us off right and we found this cute little place called Jake’s right in Downtown. Of course a Saturday brunch isn’t complete without a little party liquid from Stack Wines, which are great little portable wines we took with us all over town. Filling up on delicious food makes all the difference in the world with the day and we were ready to get on with our party route. Kyle and I headed over to the relentlessly chic Ace Hotel to stop by our good friend Kelsi’s Blogger Lounge where we enjoyed special, intimate performances from artists such as Josie Florence and The Pierces. We kept this stop super low key and explored the widespread grounds of the Ace, letting my O’Neill dress flow free in the sun and across their famous mural installation. While we were able to rejuvenate with some vitamin D and rest, we Uber’d over to The Saguaro where it was about to get turnt up 180º. A Club Called Rhonda was hosting the party of the day and it was prismatic, lively, and wild. This is where Halloween gets relived in the most fabulous way - think lots of Adam & Eve wardrobes and eccentric headpieces. We lounged in VIP and sipped on lots of free Blue Moons; this is one of those pool parties we can never miss. 

After dancing away all the energy we had replenished, we had to make a stop back at our hotel to rest up before heading out to the fields. I changed into my wide-legged O’Neill pants and top to lounge snugly by our quaint pool and I had no motivation to leave again for the day. But the opportunity to see Lorde should never be passed up.

Stay tuned for more of my Coachella weekend recap this week!


April 15, 2014
James Jeans x Coachella Recap

James Jeans vest and shorts. Motel top. BC shoes.

What a weekend! I’m currently back home in the OC and I’m superglued to my bed and it’s never felt more comforting. I took a much needed nap and when I woke up, I knew exactly how my iPhone feels after it charges up from death and finally powers on after a couple percent. As exhausting as it was, a close-to-home Coachella trip to experience amazing live music, grand parties, and the whimsical beauty of Palm Springs is always worth it. 

Check out my #JamesJeansxCoachella adventure on Instagram!

I brought one of my favorite clothing brands James Jeans out with me to start the weekend in some cute and comfortable denim wear. I am in love with their new Spring collection as every piece is perfect for festival season and they just had to make an appearance at the biggest festival of them all. High-waisted shorts are pretty much my go-to style for Coachella, but I look for details to be sure that they’re not just like every other denim shorts roaming around the desert. And that’s the very reason why I am obsessed with these playful lace-up sides of their Cover Girl shorts. We drove into the desert Friday morning and landed straight at the colorful Saguaro hotel for the Opening Ceremony party as our first stop on the agenda. Kyle and I started our first party scene with [literally] really cool drinks at the Reyka Ice House, complete with delicious fruity cocktails and fun ice mugs. We met up with my blogger partners in crime, Chanelle and Enocha, and checked into our adorable Spanish-style hotel, which provided the perfect backdrop to lounge about with provided mimosas and snacks before really popping off the night. We drove out to my favorite slice of oasis, the Merv Griffin Estate, where Soho House was perching for the weekend and the Forward by Elyse Walker party was happening. Glamorous day beds, a splendid lake, and copious amounts of delicious food easily dubbed this as my kind of event. After getting our fix of charming Palm Springs chic life, we were ready to get down and desert-dirty for Outkast, the sole reason why we came to Coachella. I changed into James Jeans’ striped jeans since the desert chill creeps in as soon as night hits; the winds pick up and sand is everywhere. Luckily my vest kept me warm enough to dance the night away after the Outkast set at the Details Magazine after-party. Perhaps the warm grilled cheese they catered helped as well. Although we usually like to remember Saturday as the big night out, I think Friday unexpectedly turned into my favorite night and I’m for sure happy I got to look cute in James Jeans for it. 

Stay tuned for more of my Coachella weekend recap this week!

Check out the winner of the James Jeans giveaway here.


April 15, 2014
How Do You Define Style


I love discovering local fashion talents in Orange County and STYLE 2020 is no less than an amazing discovery that’s here to make our lives easier. They are a fabulous team of experienced stylists who’ve created a personal service to help people like us discover their best look for their lifestyle, whether it’d be a complete style overhaul or just a quick fix for an event. Next month, they’ll be presenting a forum which will include guest speakers from LVMH, Sephora, Thomas Pink, and L’Oreal and I’m personally excited to attend to hear such prominent influencers in fashion speak! To register and purchase tickets, check out the event page here. Don’t forget to follow @style_2020 #style2020 to get the scoop on the day of the event. I hope to see you there!


April 10, 2014
O’Neill x Coachella


It is finally time for my getaway in the desert, which has been a loooong time coming, and I’m SO excited! As I’m scurrying to pack for Coachella literally this second, I’m picking out a few of my favorite pieces from O’Neill I’m definitely bringing with me for the weekend. 

Stocking up on bikinis is a must for the numerous pool parties waiting to happen and I can’t wait to wear this super cute textured white and peach bikini with the mint sweater as a fuzzy cover-up. But when I’m not lounging by the pool, I’m planning on wearing this beautiful, flowy maxi dress with the perfect festival print out and about Downtown Palm Springs. And of course a summer backpack is so necessary because partying hands-free is the way to go.

I’m so stoked to be covering some major parties with great headliners this weekend and I’m bringing O’Neill with me all day on Saturday. Tune in and follow me on Instagram at @honeynsilk and @oneillwomens and our hashtag #oneillxcoachella and peek into the behind-the-scenes Coachella life! I’ll see you in the desert!

April 8, 2014
Sun and Moon

Greylin jumpsuit. Stela 9 bag. Lulu*s heels. Natalia Benson jewelry.

These bold Natalia Benson pieces just say everything for me. I love the Sun and Moon symbols in her Spring 2014 Immaculate Collection as it reminds me with every glance to maintain my inner balance and to be conscious of myself. And this is why I am obsessed with Natalia’s namesake line - she effortlessly fuses spirituality and meaning in all of her jewelry, which makes each and every piece so special and magical. It’s a new way to connect and express. Show some love to my girl - the multi-talented jewelry designer, spiritual reader, and DJ - Natalia Benson and shop her debut manufactured line here (you know they’re the pieces you need for Coachella!).