I’m totally rejoicing in the pleasant cool-down so I can get more wear out of this elegant, spring-time Jill Stuart coat; the marigold nearly matches anything and adds a spring-y dimension to all looks. I wore this non-stop during my trip to SF last month and during most cooler nights of early Spring, so I’ve probably been exasperatedly labeled as this girl wearing freakin yellow everyday. But I can’t help it when I’m obsessed! I also have this shift dress from Sugarlips on constant rotation because of its ease, flattering shape, and vivid color. And what goes with color? Yup, more color.
One fact about myself: I’m a total 90s chick. I’m obsessed with 90s supermodels, fashion, music, and its cool, laidback, and dgaf vibes. So the inspiration for today’s look with this digitally-printed floral short suit comes from the epic Versace campaigns of the 90s. They are so eclectic and full of vibrancy, color, and most of all fun. So I piled on the heavy gold and made sure everything was colored, like my Nine West heels and bustier top. I love the idea of short suits, as it’s a perfect blend of looking tailored and cool for the hot summer, especially when they come in matching dynamic prints. It’s chic enough for the office (well, business casual office) and versatile enough for the night. I’m always looking to add more day-to-night looks into my wardrobe and the short suit is an exemplary style, highly recommend giving them a try!
Thank you rain and cold for going away so I can actually dress up again. There’s something about the cold that eliminates all styling prowess and assumes jeans and sweater are the way to go. I’m terrible at dressing for the cold; I have no idea how to layer or look remotely cute trying (thankfully there are plenty of ladies on the blogosphere for constant inspiration, see Kristen and Jenny). When you look back at my winter looks, I pretty much dress for a wishful warmer climate and pay for it dearly with chattering teeth. The sunshine and warmth are my element; I love sitting in the sun and feeling toasty at any moment, or even sitting in the car for a few minutes when it’s all hot and oven-baked inside. Keep my room at 76 degrees and I’m in bliss.
I love this eccentric printed dress from Sway, one of my favorite brick-and-mortar boutiques I used to frequent weekly back in college. I pulled out my big, floppy hat to give the dress a more feminine, casual look that’s ready for a garden party instead of a crazy music festival (been there, done that). I also found my new favorite summer booties from Lulu*s - the long pointed toe adds extra retro chic. I’ve been wearing this dress often because it’s so easy to throw on and not worry about the rest. The middle lace up adds enough detail to the look to make it interesting and the print is just summer-worthy. What’s one of your staple dresses?
A couple weekends ago, Kyle and I visited the Brewery Art Walk, housed in an abandoned brewery that has since turned into a grand hub of studios and envious artist lofts. It was my first Art Walk in LA, so it was a super fun experience seeing the weird, the cool, and the trippy, like this 3D walk-through pictured above. The paint was made for 3D so with 3D glasses, you’re literally walking in a whole new dimension of fantasy land. And yes, it’s totally made for people who are on something.
It was blazing hot that day so I kept it light with a Gypsy Junkies silk babydoll, while keeping it PG-13 with a lace bralette and my favorite lace shorts underneath. Everything was sheer on sheer, so for a little extra coverage I threw on this floral kimono from 2b, which blended in a nice mix of print and color to my monotone outfit. Don’t be afraid to step out in sheers during the daytime! Be as comfortably covered as you need to be and remember to have fun with it and feel sexy and great.
I’d totally do this Brewery Art Walk again and again. Any favorite art walks in LA to suggest??
I hope everyone is having a great Cinco De Mayo weekend! I had an amazing time in Las Vegas hosting the grand re-opening of Aldo in the Miracle Mile Shops of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The store was completely revamped with fuller and more eye-catching displays, bright pops of color, and interactive screens to shop more Aldo online. It completely captured the fun, young, and positive roots of Aldo. Saturday turned into a day party at “Club Aldo” with a great DJ playing the best hip hop, lots of sweet treats for everyone to enjoy, and tons of gift card giveaways to our party guests. There were plenty of peeps getting down to the beats and having a blast.
I loved seeing all of Aldo’s colorful Spring and Summer collection and you’ll see some of my favorite picks above. They’ve included the best of the trends in their shoes, playing with all sorts of textures for the summer, including the ever popular stingray skin, checkered print, and fun beading and embellishment. Kyle and I were also loving their mens line with their sleek styles and cool, colorful details, eliminating the boring reputation that so often comes with men’s fashion. Check out more of their shoes and accessories at Aldoshoes.com to get ready for the sunshine season!
It’s a throwback Thursday! I have to give an ode to one of my old friends, a longstanding spot of shopping with gal pals while gossiping and finding the cutest things, Aldo. Aldo has been always been a shopping staple in our lives whenever you’d hit the mall for that R&R, because you can always trust to find affordable, high quality shoes and accessories that are on the cutting edge of style. Throughout the years, they’ve really kept to their roots of being young, positive, authentic, and universal, with something for everyone. Now they’re making sure that each of their store locations exude an enjoyable shopping experience true to the brand.
This weekend starting tomorrow, Aldo will reopen its flagship store in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas and I’m so excited to announce that I will be hosting an in-store event on Saturday, May 4th! There will be plenty of gift card and promotional giveaways, sweet treats, a super fun photobooth, 15% off all purchases, and a live DJ to get the party started. I’d love for anyone of you living in Las Vegas or happening to visit this weekend to stop by and say hello! I’ll make sure you have a great time =) Thank you and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing some of your beautiful faces there!
Visit me Saturday May4th at Aldo in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas!
So this BCBG lace bralette and skirt was my first outfit at Coachella, sans jacket because of the ridiculous but expected desert heat. I didn’t document it at the time, but I knew I’d be wearing this many times over for the summer to come. The lace skirt is a great throw-on piece for the season; it’s complete with a classic, preppy A-line shape updated with a simple pleats and a high waist for a sweet but grown-up look. BCBG did it right with creating a matching lace bralette with a flattering sweetheart neckline. I chose to mix the colors (it came in coordinating white on white or black on black) because the contrast caught my eye. Broke a fashion rule of pairing brown with black (hate fashion rules, they should be nonexistent!) with my suede blazer jacket thing to tone down the skin and enhance the neutral textures.
I also must add that one of my favorite looks or trends is a high waist paired with a crop top or bralette - it’s super fun and flirty and I love that the high waist only shows the part of your stomach that always stays in good shape. It’s another fantastic illusory trend that will work for anyone!
P.S. one of my favorite stores, Madison LA, is having a huge warehouse sale starting tomorrow May 2nd through May 5th where everything designer (see Alexander Wang, Marni, Rag & Bone, etc.) is up to 80% off! M-Sat 11-7pm and Sun 12-5pm. Check out more info here. See you there!?
You may not yet know about my obsession with The Reformation, but just know that it’s there. Check out this sustainable, eco-friendly brand that repurposes vintage and surplus materials to create killer chic clothes. Their dresses are to die for and I can boldly say that their dresses perfectly speak my ideal style. I found an all black Fauna Dress from their sample sale last week (which you can see in my instagram post), that I fell head over heels in love with. The dress accentuates your curves in all the right places and makes you look and feel amazing with no work. True effortless design. On the UO site, I found this floral Fauna dress as part of their Reformed collection (sounds like an spin-off for a more affordable price point) and I bought my second Fauna instantly. I say get yours and you will have no regrets, ever.