Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red, Blue & Nude

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Dress: Chicwish c/o  |  Pumps: Steve Madden  |  Clutch: ASOS (old - love this nude clutch)  |  Belt: Zara (old - similar)  |  Bracelet: J.Crew  |  Earrings: ASOS (sold out- similar)

I can't believe how fast June came and went!  July 4th is upon us and I keep gravitating towards red, white and blue combos without even realizing it.  I love the versatility of this lace dress.  I added a gold belt to dress it up a bit as well as to add some shape.  (Quick Tip: If you lack curves like myself, adding a belt around the waist with pieces like a straight dress, will add the illusion of curves.)

I hope your week is going great, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Crop Top & Midi Skirt

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Top: Forever21  |  Skirt: Loft  |  Shoes: ASOS  |  Clutch: Lulu's c/o  |  Bracelets: BaubleBar  |  Earrings: Tory Burch  |  Sunglasses: Prada

I love the crop top trend, especially when paired with a midi skirt.  I loved the print of this particular top, and the colors allow me to pair it with almost any skirt in my closet.  The best part, is it's extremely affordable.  If I'm going to buy a trend piece, such as a crop top, I always look for more affordable options since I know it's something that I might phase out of my closet in future years.

I'm 5'3, and have the hardest time finding skirts that hit at the right length.  I kid you not, I've got a pile of skirts in my closet that I need to take to the tailor.  This skirt fits perfectly and hits at just the right spot.  The eyelet texture gives it such a luxurious feel.

How do you guys feel about the crop top trend?  What about the midi skirt trend?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Beach Babes - Glitter Guide


Happy summer friends!  If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen me announce that I got to participate in a fun photoshoot for Glitter Guide!

This was probably my favorite photoshoot to date as I got to do it with my blog-turned-real-life girlfriends Abby and Christine.  (Let me tell you, us three do happy hour like nobody's business).  Beijos Events put together the shoot, shot by photographer Megan Welker, and I could not be more obsessed with the idea of beach picnics now!  Even if you don't live close to a beach, a backyard picnic would be just as fun!  There's something so relaxing and refreshing about sitting indian style on the ground with your best friends, cocktails and yummy snacks.  









Make sure you check out the full post over at Glitter Guide to get all the tips & tricks for a perfect summer picnic!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Babydoll Dress

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Dress: Chicwish c/o  |  Earrings: Asos (sold out - love these)  |  Heels: Lulu's c/o  |  Bag: Asos (sold out - love this one just as much)  |  Bracelets: BaubleBar

These super fun platform wedges from Lulu's take me back to my college days where my girlfriends and I would find any excuse to wear sky-high platform heels like these.  I was loving the trend, because when you're 5'3, you can take all the extra help you can get, am I right?

I am loving that 70's fashion is back in action, and these platforms felt uber appropriate with this bohemian babydoll dress.  Not to mention a short hemline + sky high heels = I'm looking like a tall person... or maybe just normal height.

This dress is a new summer favorite that will be in heavy rotation for weekend brunches.  If you're thinking of purchasing, just know you will need to wear a slip underneath as it's a bit sheer.

Thanks, as always for reading!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Trapeze

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Dress: Lulu's c/o  |  Shoes: Schutz  |  Bag: Lulu's c/o  |  Bow: Forever21  |  Earrings: Topshop  |  Bracelets: Bauble Bar  |  Sunglasses: Prada  |  Lipstick: LAQA & Co.

This color blue feels so appropriate the day after the Warriors win the championship!  That, and it is just a very flattering color blue in general.  Jesse and I feel so lucky to have been able to watch the best team in America play in the NBA finals.

Back to the fashion front, I have really grown to love the retro feel of a high neckline.  I love the simplicity of this dress, allowing me to have a bit more fun with the accessories (i.e.: laser cut heels, a quilted clutch, and a bow clip).

Here's a quick tip: when a dress or top has a high neckline, strive to wear your hair up and go sans necklace.  This keeps the focus on the dress without any unnecessary distractions.  I tried on so many necklaces with this dress before I decided to just let it be, and it turned out so much better simple. 



Monday, June 15, 2015

Weekend Wear

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Top: Loft  |  Jeans: TopShop  |  Shoes: Loft  |  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  |  Sunglasses: Karen Walker  |  Bracelets: Bauble Bar  |  Stud Earrings: Tory Burch  |  Lipstick: Smashbox

Happy Monday!  I find that I like to wear extremely comfortable things on the weekend, but often times I'll be out and about and yoga pants just won't make the cut.  I love this look because the babydoll top leaves room for an indulgent brunch (which I can never turn down), and the jeans are made of a really stretchy material, making them extremely comfortable (they almost feel like leggings).

Speaking of weekends, this weekend J and I went up to Northern California to go to the NBA Finals game!  We watched the Warriors beat the Cavs which makes them only one game away from being the champions.  This was my first NBA game that I can remember, and it was so much fun.  J is a huge Warriors fan so I loved getting to see him watch them play live.  

I love short trips but it's always nice to come home to your routine, and of course our sweet fur babies (who also have an instagram, by the way).  I hope you guys had a nice weekend as well, and thanks for stopping by!