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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Dressing + Linkup

You know that feeling that you get right as winter is ending, the one where all you want is cute dresses and tops because it will be hot real soon? Two months is real soon #liesyoutellyourself Yeah, that was me a few months ago and I got ahead of the weather scooping up summer dresses and tops left and right. And yes I live in LA, so it's not that cold unless you are me. I can't handle bare legs if it's under 75 degrees. Total weather whimp here. AND that itch was finally scratched last weekend. It was 90 degrees and this dress was perfect. When I did pick up this dress from Francesca's, I was surprised by all the cute things they have. It's been awhile I've popped in there. Since this dress is soldout, I have some great options below all under $50!

Now, let's flashback to last year here. It was for a little trip to San Francisco and guess who was talking about being cold. Sometimes it surprises me I can handle the windchill there! Also, I miss those booties that I wear till their death.

There were so many amazing outfits and posts last week! Our picks are Kristina from Kristina Does the Internets and Brittany from Kingdom of Sequins. Show them some love! But don't forget to linkup for a chance to be featured!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top + Linkup

floral top // jeans // purse // espadrilles (get 1/2 up) // hat (similar) // sunglasses (great dupes!) 

Happy Friday everyone! I have to say I feel like I cheated to get here. My staycation ended Wednesday, so it's been a 2 day work week. Anyway, we headed up to Santa Barbara County with some good friends from Arizona. They love cooking (no complaints here) so we found this incredible luxury yurt that had the most unreal views and a nice kitchen. Let's just say I underestimated the weather being that high up. This summery top only saw the light of day on the drive up. Basically, I wore 10 percent of what I packed. I guess all my other cute summery outfits will have to wait a little. On the plus side, I have little laundry to do-LOL.

Now are you ready for my flashback look? Looks like not much as changed from year-to-year! Still loving blue and white AND off-the-shoulder tops! The best part is this color palette doesn't go out of style. That's something I try to keep in mind when I buy things now. 

Thank you to everyone who linked up with us last week! We hope you join in again! Our picks are Joi from In My Joi and Brittany from Kingdom of Sequins!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Only the Essentials + Linkup

Jacket (i live in it!) // linen tee c/c Garnet Hill // Jeans // Espadrilles // Hat (similar and have it!)

Happy Friday! I definitely had to fight my way through the week to get here (hello stomach bug or migraine. maybe both?), but I made it! Better yet I officially am not going to work till next Thursday. I'll be spending a lot in Santa Barbara and wine country in two separate trips. One is totally last minute, which truly get's me so excited. Either way, you can see it on my Insta Stories

But no matter where I go, work or wine tasting, I'm all about being comfortable and that tends to be in easy basics. Lucky for me, this weekend casual look, is office appropriate. One thing I feel like I have a hard time finding are tees. They're so simple, but finding one's you wear on repeat is not an easy task. It's rare for me to want a fitted piece and that's no different with tees. When this linen tee arrived, it was everything I look for. It's a little oversized, but not too much. It has a nice weight, so that it hangs just right. Even though it's linen blend, it doesn't wrinkle which is a huge plus. 

But now let's flashback to last year's look (or close to it)! Blush and grey is another great mix of neutrals. To me it will always feel like the best Spring neutral color combination. 

Thank you to everyone who linked up! We hope you will continue to linkup this week! Our picks are Tif from Bright on a Budget and Chichi from The Style Tune!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Dressing for Special Occasions

dress c/o Garnet Hill // jacket // shoes c/o Donald J Pliner

It's that time of the year when all the invites start pouring in! My calendar is full of them these couple of months. I've teamed up with Garnet Hill to share a few tips to making finding that perfect outfit seamless, so you can focus on enjoying the event! Hope over here to read them!

Thanks so much for linking up with us! There were some really amazing posts last week! Our picks are Jules from Jules in Flats and Bryanna from Coming in Clutch!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dressing Up Neutrals

jacket // tee (so obsessed!) // jeans // cork sandals c/o Donald J Pliner // hat 

There's something I love about visiting a new city and dressing up a little more than you normally would. To me, it's the adult version of playing dress up. No one knows you and you can test out outfits you might think twice about. And I've been having fun finding time to do that over the past week while I house sit for my sister. It's a calm little beach town that finds flip flops appropriate for any occasion. So these cork block sandals are far from what the locals wear, but I loved breaking them out. It's being completely okay with standing out. Dressing up and being who you want that day. And that day, I was casual fancy for a day of brewery hopping. Also, pretending I like beer. 

Thank you for everyone who links up with us! We enjoy all your posts! Our picks are April from April Was Here and Kristina from The Kontemporary!

Thank you to Donald J Pliner for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

More Olive + Linkup

sweater (similar) // jeans // purse c/o Coach // espadrilles (size up) // hat // sunglasses

Listen, when I find something I love I will.not.stop.wearing.it! It took me so long to replace my purse (it's still in my closet so it will show up again) to this amazing upgraded bag. I have to say that I've also been on an olive kick, possibly a whole other obsession. And I may or may not be writing this post in an olive top. But olive is just one of those neutrals that works year around. So while this purse might be from the spring collection, I already know it's going to work seamlessly into Fall. Is there a color that you love to wear every season?

Now let's flashback to last year's look here. And well, what do we have here--my trusty espadrilles. These espadrilles are still going strong! Basics are just the best.

Thank you so much for linking up with us! We love to look at all your outfits and posts! Our picks are Chelsea from Chow Down USA and Karen from Lady in Violet!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Olive Blazer + Linkup

blazer c/o banana republic // tank // jeans // espadrilles (20% off here) // sunglasses // hat

Listen, all I can say is that this blazer is approved by Olivia Palermo. If that doesn't say winner, I don't know what does. Because anything OP wears is so good. I honestly don't think I can afford anything in her closet, so you know this is second best. So I wanted to make OP proud and went for a more relaxed vibe and have to say it was perfect for looking like you tried a lot more than you did. That's exactly what I wanted Jessica to think when I met her for Sunday brunch last weekend. No joke, she is making the dressing the bump look so easy. 

Anyway, let's flashback to last year's look here. Well I have to say it's a similar outfit formula in a different color scheme. Neutrals on neutrals will always win.

Thank you so much for linking up with us! Our picks are Erin from Happily Howards and Rachelle from Pink Sole!