Santa Monica

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Trying to take full advantage of our summer in LA, my friends and I have been visiting a new beach every weekend. Two weeks back we went to the beautiful Santa Monica and had a blast! 
[top: Free People, jeans: Hollister, sunglasses: Anthropologie, jean jacket: Akira, purse: Coach, booties: Style & Co., "love" necklace: Tiffany & Co.]

I've discovered that when dressing for a full day out in California (from sun-up to sun-down), it can be hard to strike a comfortable balance between sweating profusely and shivering uncontrollably. I know - it's a strange concept at first, when you think California in the summertime, "shivering" isn't typically a verb that comes to mind. However, I have quickly learned that it is very much a reality once the sun goes down every night. I've found that wearing jeans and a tank is a reasonable solution when you know you will be outside for an extended period of time. Oh, and you definitely don't want to forget your jacket at home!

Hope everyone had a beautiful first day of summer. Here's to many more happy summer days to come! 

On Top Of The World

Monday, June 17, 2013

Although I've only been in LA for two out of my nine weeks so far, it has already become abundantly clear to me why so many fashion professionals and successful fashion bloggers thrive here.
Photos by Devon Gailey 
[top: Ann Taylor, shorts: Loft, heels: Target, necklace: Ann Taylor, clutch: Coach, watch: Fossil, earrings: boutique

Being a fashion blogger, I automatically have my eyes peeled for exciting and interesting photo shoot locations. Finding that perfect spot with fantastic lighting and a unique backdrop is truly something special. And full disclosure: LA is full of these location gems

I wish I could take beautiful fashion photos in every cool place I see, but I just don't have that opportunity because, as we all know, it requires a second person to actually take those pictures for me. Sometimes it's better for me to just stick to what is convenient for others. I'm not one for settling either so, enter: this location beauty. It's right under (or more appropriately, above) my nose - the roof

My photographer and I had a lot of fun with these and I'm kind of obsessed with how they turned out. Plus, it literally looks like I'm on top of the world! Not a view of LA that you see too often!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

As many of you know, I am an accessories fanatic - especially when it comes to jewelry. That's why I am so excited to introduce you all to my new favorite jewelry site Bauble Bar ! Bauble Bar has been around for two years now and it's already gaining huge notoriety as well as a large and loyal following. If you don't already use this site for the latest and greatest styes - then start now  

The coolest thing that sets Bauble Bar apart from your run-of-the-mill jewelry sites is that they feature designers in an editorial fashion and provide their customers with a Bauble Bar limited edition collection that will only be available on the site for a certain period of time (typically no longer than 1 week).

The pieces I'm showing here are apart of their newest featured line from Shameless Jewelry, and I'm obsessed! These art deco designs are fun and playful yet sophisticated and stylish. I may just have to pickup one of each! Checkout the collection and tell me what your favorite piece is here: