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Tee: Anine Bing / Blazer: J. Crew (similar here & here) / Denim: Paige / Boots: Dr. Marten / Bag: Chanel / Sunglasses: Le Specs

Happy Monday!

Lately I’ve been obsessing over Anine Bing. I’ve always been aware of her brand but I feel like recently I can’t get over everything she puts out. I also love her as a person. I think she is such an inspiration and a boss lady who has an amazing business and the cutest kids! She’s such a good follow on insta too.

So I love a good graphic tee and leopard blazer moment. This is such a classic combo and a bit of a statement but honestly it always works so if you’re not a big risk taker in the fashion department this combo is a safe bet. I also just got inducted in to the Dr. Marten’s club when I purchased these boots a few weeks ago. They’re so cool and look so good with every outfit – I wear mine with tall plain black socks.

See you Wednesday!

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Top: By The Way / Denim: Levi’s / Bralette: Similar here & here / Heels: Manolo Blahnik / Bag: Chanel

Hello hello happy Wednesday!

This top is super cute and affordable. I love it styled down with some denim like here but I’ve also styled it with dress pants or a skirt. I also love the open back but I hate not wearing a bra – ya girl needs some support. So anytime I have an open back top or any top that is a unique cut I always wear a cute bralette with it. I got this one at a random store in Studio City but I’ve linked a couple cute ones above. A pretty bralette always elevates any look.

Also how cute is this coffee shop!? Its at the new Palisades Village shopping center in LA and its called Sweet Laurel. Def check it out if you’re in LA. They have amazing coffee and pastries that are extremely LA – like a collagen latte and keto brownies.

See you Friday!

Photography by Taylor Krause

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Jacket: Mango (similar here & here) / Denim: Frame / Shoes: Louboutin / Bag: Bali! (similar here) / Sunglasses: Le Specs

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I want to go on the Lady Gang podcast just so I can do the opening line hahaha. When I was in London I diedddd over this safari inspired, mint green jacket. I loved styling it buttoned all the way up – its so flattering and different from something I’d typically wear.

The color is super unique but I think it goes super cute with honestly both black and light wash denim. I’ve also styled the jacket with a skirt for a more casual look. I have nothing like this in my closet so it was definitely a risk but I ended up lovingggg it so much. I always encourage women to try something new – it gives you such a confidence boost.

Photography by Taylor Krause

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1. L’Oreal Pro-Glow Foundation / 2. Kat Von D Concealer / 3. Laura Mercier Setting Powder / 4. Bare Minerals Eye Liner / 5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil / 6. Too Faced Mascara

Hello one & all and happy Wednesday!

Not everyday is a full face makeup day for me so I thought I’d share my basic makeup routine. It seriously takes me five minutes to get my face together with these products. My roommate Dani recently introduced me to this amazing L’Oreal foundation. I swear its one of the best foundations I’ve ever used – honestly may go as far as saying that its better than my Chanel foundation. I also love this concealer. I went through a phase of trying a bunch of different concealers and I really love this one. It has amazing coverage.

I love using all these products daily and they make me feel put together in just a few mins :)

See you Monday!

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Sweater: Zara (similar here & here) / Skirt: Petersyn / Sneakers: Yeezy / Headband: Donni / Bag: Chloé

Hello hello hello happy Monday!

How Spring-y am I!? Spring is the season of skirts and sweaters as we transition to warmer weather. Its always difficult to dress when the weather is unpredictable but that’s why I love a look like this because it combines the best of both worlds. I also love the dichotomy of the huge chunky sweater and cute mini skirt.

Pro-tip: this skirt is super tight so anything you tuck into it shows like huge lumps so I’m wearing a pair of spandex shorts underneath and I tucked the sweater into the shorts. It made the lumps of the sweater perfectly flat and smooth!

See you Wednesday!

Photography by Taylor Krause

Everything I’m shopping in February.

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1. Anine Bing Sweatshirt / How cute is this sweatshirt. Pair it with a skirt, denim, or trousers for more chic look.

2. Vans / All the cool girls wear these sneakers and I want to be one of the cool girls.

3. Staud Leather Bag / You’ve def seen this brand around town or at least a version but I love their new line – I need this bag.

4. Levi’s / Love love the cut and wash of these jeans. V on trend.

5. Ulla Johnson Denim Jumpsuit / Denim jumpsuits are a thiiiing this spring.

6. I Am Gia Romper / Remember what I said about denim jumpsuits – utility jumpsuits are the next level.

7. Reformation Top / God I love anything 90’s inspired.

8. Anine Bing Bootie / The perfect pop of color to any jeans & a tee.

9. Lack of Color Hat / Ya girl can always use an update in the neutral hat department and Lack of Color is the best.

10. Tory Burch Sunnies / Love the dual-toned look. Also round sunglasses are the thing.

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Swim Top: Show Me Your Mumu / Swim Bottom: Show Me Your Mumu / Sandals: Soludos / Shirt: Anthro / Sunnies: Le Specs / Bag: Cult Gaia / Hat: Lack of Color

Hello hello hello happy Tuesday!

I shot this a while ago but I needed a lil warm weather inspo (I know I’m a baby crying about the rain in LA when other people are dealing with a polar vortex). Buuuut I am so excited for events coming up this year legit I am already planning my Coachella looks hahah #aggressive.

I have been following a blogger called The Salty Blonde for a while now – if you haven’t heard of her check her outttt. Anyway she always refers to high waisted bikinis as tiny outfits and this bikini with the hat and accessories is def the definition of a tiny outfit. I love a look for the pool or beach so I loved accessorizing this bikini. Also I am a huge fan of Show Me Your Mumu especially their swimwear. I’ll def be wearing a lot of their stuff as the weather gets warmer!

See you tomorrow!

Photography: Tyler Chase Photography

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Top: H&M (similar here & here) / Skirt: Topshop (similar here & here) / Booties: Nordstrom (similar here & here) / Sunglasses: Le Specs / Bag: Chanel

Happy Tuesday y’all.

If you’ve ever watched one of my Saturday night insta stories where I’m probably doing something dumb at a bar with my friends I am most likely wearing this black skirt. Its my go to for a night out but also a go to for any cute outfit. Its suuuuper flattering and just elevated enough to take this basic to the next level. I’ve paired it with countless tops, booties, sweaters, tees, thigh highs, and here in a button down. With or without the belt this skirt goes with it all.

I also played with textures/patterns a teeeeeny bit with this look. If you’re afraid to make a statement with pattern or texture mixing this look is for you. Its subtle because the booties are actually snakeskin print but the neutral color tones them down. Paired with the stripes and the white stitching in the skirt this look is v subtle.

See you tomorrow!

Photography: Tyler Chase Photography

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Happy Sunday!

Or should I say happy New Year! I’m a bit late in writing this post because I’ve been doing some traveling (surprise, surprise) but today I’m back in London on my own. I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while. I’m a very open and honest person and love sharing my life so I hope that I can impart any lessons I’ve learned or wisdom I’ve gained with anyone who wants to listen.

For the last couple of years my blog has been at the forefront of everything I do – I absolutely love sharing and talking about fashion and truly believe in its power to strengthen and empower women on a daily basis. Anyone who knows me knows that this has been a passion of mine since I was little. However, this year my blog had to take a back seat.

Going into 2018 I was filled with hopes and dreams of how the year would pan out – I moved to a new city, made all new friends, and started a new job. Even still, 2018 turned out to be one of the hardest years of my life. I went through some very difficult days and encountered issues I hope to never have to deal with again in my life.

You may have noticed I was absent on Instagram and my blog for a large part of last year and this is why. I couldn’t pretend to be happy on the internet when I wasn’t happy in real life. I took a lot of time to reflect within myself and find lessons in every difficulty. I have a renewed, although hesitant I’ll admit, hope for 2019. I”m going into this year a completely different person than I have ever been before and I’d love to share the lessons I’ve learned with you.

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YOU ARE ALWAYS GROWING

Up until last year I didn’t really think about how I was growing as a person – emotionally, mentally, spiritually. I didn’t take time to reflect on the person I was becoming. I was always happy so I figured I was doing okay.

This year showed me the importance of self reflection and growth. You do not grow or learn or change until you’ve gone through something difficult or confusing. And you must go through these things in order to further understand humanity, gain a wider perspective, and attain closer and better relationships in the future. You do not know it all – and this was a tough lesson for me. And you will never know it all. You will be growing and learning your entire life.

There is a quote from one of my favorite movies Eat Pray Love (basic, I know) that really resonated with me in learning this lesson: “Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”

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DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE UNKNOWN

As a huge Ariana Grande fan I was v excited to see her win Billboard’s Woman of the Year. In her acceptance speech she said something that really touched me: “It’s been a very conflicting [year], and I just want to say if you’re someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you’re not alone in that.”

In true Virgo form I like to have everything planned out and organized. I like to know what is going to happen and how. This time last year I thought I knew exactly how the next five years were going to pan out – I had it all planned. What I failed to plan was learning that no matter how much you prepare and plan, nothing ever turns out the way you expect.

Learning to not be afraid of the unknown is something I struggle to accept every day. To let go and allow everything to be put into the hands of the universe is both unnerving and freeing. I must remind myself to trust that the universe has my best interest in mind and that even if something does not turn out the way I planned, I will still be my happiest in the end. I’ll leave you with another favorite quote: “Make plans and God laughs.”

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LIFE GOES ON

So many quotes popped into my mind when thinking about this one. I never realized I was such a fan of quotes until writing this post lol. But its true – life goes on. No matter what you’re going through it is so important to get up everyday and keep going. On top of this, you must keep maintaining faith in yourself and faith in life.

I felt myself dangerously tipping over the line of giving up. Doing life but with no hopes & dreams – just going through the motions. This is not what life is about. Having hopes and dreams is what makes life worth living and although I’ll admit I’m scared of having hopes for this next year, I’m going to do it anyway. I hope I find peace and healing in this next year, I hope I maintain and create wonderful relationships this year, I hope this year brings magic.

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Jacket: Nordstrom / Pants: Nordstrom / Tee: Free People / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Photography: Jen Lints Photography

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Top: For Love & Lemons / Skirt: For Love & Lemons / Booties: 12th Tribe (similar here & here) / Sunglasses: Le Specs / Bag: Saint Laurent

Happy Monday ya’ll.

Feeling v productive today as I work on my blog and insta but mostly on tax and insurance info for my company yay lol.

So this look is slightly out of season or not if you live in the valley and its still 85 degrees during the day! Haha but if you want to make this look more fall I love a high waisted jean with the tie crop or a crop sweater with the skirt. I love love this pattern too and it comes in a super cute green as well. Always a fan of For Love & Lemons even though they are pretty expensive! Tip: buy this brand on third party websites like Shopbop or Revolve because they are more likely to go on sale here than on their own website. Also you can use a discount code if you enter your email! I’ve definitely entered more than one email to get that discount code lol.

I always have a hard time with these tie crop tops because I wear a bra thats larger than an A haha. With this one I ended up wearing sticky boobs underneath but I’ve found that these tie crops work a lot better with a bralette or bandeau underneath. If you’re like me you def need some support so I’ve stocked up on some good bralettes recently and will def wear this top next time with a bralette.

See you Wednesday!