Fur & Studs

fur & studs

{ MICHAEL Michael Kors Faux Fur Hooded Sweater c/o | MICHAEL Michael Kors Studded Booties c/o }

I have been craving a snowy trip like crazy the past few days.  Something about a chilly mountain town where I can sit with a cup of hot cocoa and watch snow fall outside, seems so magical to me and is always one of my most loved memories from the fall and winter time.  Unfortunately for me, I will have to wait until at least a few more weeks before I can transport myself to a snow covered mountain.  Until then, I have my favorite faux fur hooded sweater to keep me cozy and all I have to do is close my eyes and pretend like there is snow on the ground.  This season I have been craving all things with fur and studs.  I am loving all faux fur sweaters like this one that I am addicted to, as well as furry coats.  Booties with studs are also a new love because they are so chic and edgy, but have a cool girl vibe to them as well, and I feel like I can do anything when wearing the right pair of shoes.  As Nancy Sinatra put it so perfectly, “these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…” and let me tell you, that is exactly what I intend to do in these studded beauties all fall and winter long.

PS Don’t forget The World of Michael Kors event at Macy’s is going on through this Sunday, so make sure and snag up any of your favorite items by then! xo

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{Photography : Taylor Cole}

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Skin

skin

{Stemology Cell Reboot Mask c/o | Stemology Brightening Serum c/o }

I have officially been 30 for 16 days and must say that I feel pretty great so far.  Nothing has really changed other than the decade I am in, however I have become extremely conscious of my skin care as of lately.  I read somewhere that skin begins to lose elasticity and firmness after age 25 and considering I am 5 years past that mark, I intend to try and keep my skin looking as fabulous as possible for as long as I can.  That may seem crazy, but I have a little addiction to anti aging products (trust me my cabinet is full of them) and my newest line of products I am loving is from Stemology.  I have been using the cell reboot ageless mask two times a week for the past month now and have to say I am loving the results.  At first when I went to apply it, I was a bit startled by the color (its a reddish orange) but once I applied it on my skin, it smelled like fresh pumpkin and I immediately loved it.  It is the craziest thing, but I can feel it tingling and tightening as it dries on my skin.  After just 15 minutes I wash it off and my skin feels so soft and smooth.  After the mask, I apply one pump of the brightening serum and smooth it onto my skin.  I had no idea how valuable serums were until reading up on them.  They are basically a more highly concentrated version of a cream and seep into your skin immediately upon application to give the most optimal results.  Once the serum is on, I usually try to avoid applying makeup for a few hours so that I feel like I am getting the maximum amount of results and I am not joking, my skin has a fantastic glow about it.  These two products are definitely going to be on my skincare regimen list for a very long time.

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Winter White

winter white

{ MICHAEL Michael Kors Coat c/o | MICHAEL Michael Kors Skirt c/o | MICHAEL Michael Kors Booties c/o }

One thing I always look forward to are winter whites.  Something about the lighter shade seems to go perfectly with a chilly temperature.  As most of you already know, I have a major addiction to neutrals.  I would say almost all of my fall/winter clothes are a shade of black, white, navy, cream, or grey (at least I am admitting it right?).  One of my all-time favorite looks is an all black ensemble with a pop of white.  It is such a classic and timeless look.  Naturally, when I found this flouncy black skirt with zipper detailing and these embellished heeled booties, I knew they would look amazing when paired with this ivory coat.  As I mentioned Monday, I am partnered up with Macy’s for “The World of Michael Kors” week that is going on until Sunday 10/26.  If you haven’t already checked out the MICHAEL Michael Kors collection, I highly suggest it.  There are so many great pieces for the season, and luckily I snagged up three great essentials.  These are pieces that I know will be on heavy rotation in my closet throughout the entire fall/winter season.

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{ Photography : Taylor Cole }

 

 

 

 

 

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Covet of the Week

covet of the week

{Images via Pinterest}

This week’s covet of the week is all about one of the simplest accessories, the scarf!  Is it just me or does it feel like the scarf is having a major resurgence this season?  I know they have always been “in” but lately I have been seriously coveting all infinity, plaid, and animal print versions of this closet staple.  It seems like they have been popping up everywhere and I have been getting so inspired to incorporate the look in as many outfits as possible.  I especially love when a scarf is extra long and super cozy for cold evenings.  It is one of the easiest accessories to throw on when running out the door to complete an outfit as well.  I never get on a flight without a scarf because it doubles as the best blanket and I am always freezing when I am on an airplane for longer than an hour!  I am already picturing mixing and matching different patterns and textures together to create fun layered looks as the weather continues to cool.  I picked my three current obsessions below.  Which one is your favorite?

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{ Infinity | Plaid | Animal }

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Preppy

Preppy

{ MICHAEL Michael Kors Faux Leather Sleeve Cardigan c/o | MICHAEL Michael Kors Ankle Length Pants c/o }

When I was younger, I went to a private school and had to wear a uniform that consisted of a polo shirt and pleated skirt as well as some sort of an awkward cut pant.  The idea of wearing the same thing daily seemed daunting to me, but it was a requirement of the school and I ended up loving the idea of the preppy look.  Fast forward to now and I couldn’t be happier that the preppy/menswear inspired trend is in right now and I am loving the polished looks I have been finding.  I am very excited to be partnering with Macy’s for “The World of Michael Kors” week going on through 10/26, because I absolutely love the entire collection, but of course have my favorite pieces as well.  Two of my most loved items right now are button down sweaters (I like to refer to them as grandpa sweaters) and ankle length pants that hit just the right spot on the ankle to make an ultra flattering look when paired with heels.    My favorite part about this button down sweater is in the details.  I love the navy coloring (my color of choice for fall) and the chocolate brown faux leather panels on the sleeves are perfection.  The black ankle length pants fit like a glove and I am already planning to re-wear them with sneakers and a long coat as well.

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{ Photography : Mamba }

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Draped Details

draped details

{ Blank NYC Jacket | Silk Tank with Leather Detail, similar here | Mcguire Denim c/o and in darker wash here | Rag & Bone Booties | Elizabeth & James Bucket Bag }

A few weeks ago, I received a gift for my birthday from my sister.  As I opened the box, I saw that it was a two toned jacket with beautiful draped details.  It happened to be in my favorite two colors, black and grey, and had a gorgeous texture to it.  As soon as I put it on, I knew that it would become my absolute favorite go to jacket for the fall.  It is so versatile because it can literally go with anything no matter the occasion, and I have already worn it twice even though it hasn’t even gotten cold yet (can you tell I am already addicted?).  It paired perfectly with a white silk tank and my favorite dark grey ripped skinny jeans for a casual early bite to eat and I plan on whisking this jacket away with me on my next trip to NYC in mid November.

On another note, I am so excited that the weekend is here.  Tonight I am planning on taking it easy, but grabbing a casual dinner with friends and then I have to work on some upcoming exciting projects the rest of the weekend (more on that soon) but plan on trying to sneak in a matinee of Men, Women, & Children sometime this weekend as well.  Enjoy your Friday. x

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{Photography : Taylor Cole}

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What to Wear for a Fall Date

What to wear for a fall date

{ Asos Cape | Turtleneck | Rag & Bone Jeans | Samuel Booties }

With fall in full swing, I thought that it would be the perfect time to bring back my what to wear on a date series for fall.  Fall is absolutely the best season of the year in my mind.  I love when there is a chill in the air and how the mornings are just crisp enough to keep warm with a cup of coffee in hand.   I have been all about fall activities the past few weeks and a few things I have been craving are apple picking at a local orchard and a cozy dinner out at a random place I have never been to.  I’m not sure if you can tell, but I have been itching for a bit of adventure lately and feel like I need to start switching things up.  So for a daytime activity date (picture apple picking, a movie date, or anything in between) a simple long sleeve with ripped jeans, a pair of flat booties, and a plaid cape is the perfect ensemble for an effortless yet well put together look for a day where anything can be expected.  I especially love the cape because it adds a bit of fun to the look and is the perfect added layer.  For a nighttime date, I always think its nice to have a slightly elevated look, while still maintaining comfort and not going overboard with a look.  I am seriously crushing on this sweatshirt dress because it is not only a comfortable piece, but because it is a dress is perfect for nighttime wear and the ruffle detail adds a bit of feminine detailing that compliments it perfectly.  Add a scarf and pair of heeled booties, and the ideal outfit is ready for a night out on the town no matter what the plan is.

REMINDER : Don’t forget Shopbop is having their Friends & Family Sale which ends TODAY so make sure and save 25% by using the code FAMILY25 at checkout. xo

What to wear for a fall date

{ Clu Sweatshirt Dress | Anthropologie Scarf | Jeffrey Campbell Booties }

 

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Polished

polished

{Joie Sweater, similar here and 25% off | Pencil Skirt, similar here and 25% off | Prada Pumps, similar here and 25% off | J.Crew Necklace, similar here and 25% off | Celine Sunglasses, similar here | Chanel Handbag | Gorjana Bangle c/o}

So considering I have been coveting pencil skirts lately, it makes sense that I have been drawn to a good polished look these days.  There is something so nice about having a well put together style.  Since the weather has finally started to cool a tad (hello fall!), I was able to pull off a thin nude sweater, which also happens to be one of my favorites because it is whisper thin, and mixed it in with a grey pencil skirt.  I added a dose of color with a statement necklace, wine colored pumps, and matching sunglasses, which all happened to go together perfectly and I really love when that happens.  I am obsessed with effortless looks like this to throw on for cooler weather days, because not only are they easy outfits, but they look extra chic for anything the day may throw my way.

There are so many exciting things happening this week and I can’t wait to share them all with you.  I am also looking forward to having dinner in LA with a friend tonight that I haven’t seen in forever.  It is shaping up to be a splendid Wednesday, and the weekend is almost here! Happy Hump Day. x

PS Don’t forget Shopbop is having their Friends & Family Sale until tomorrow so make sure and save 25% by using the code FAMILY25 at checkout if there is anything you have been eyeing.  I know I already shopped their sale and bought this adorable Glamorous fringed coat!  I am kind of dying over how cute it is and can’t wait to wear it.

 

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{Photography : Taylor Cole}

 

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Covet of the Week

covet of the week

{Images via Pinterest}

Pencil skirts have become a fast favorite of mine this season so of course I had to make this week’s covet of the week all about this special wardrobe staple.  They are so versatile and can be worn for work with heels, casual with tennis shoes and anything in between.  One look I especially love is a pencil skirt paired with a chunky knit or a crisp button down.  The best part about this skirt is that it feels effortlessly feminine to me because it is a fitted skirt, yet the extra few inches of length make it seem so elegant and classic.  Whether they be patterned, leather, plain, with or without a slit, or sequined, I cannot get enough of this style.  I have had my eye on several but I narrowed it down to my top six, all of which happen to be on a 25% off friends and family sale here for the next three days.

As a side note, I am unfortunately spending my Tuesday at jury duty, but luckily have my laptop and plan on shopping this friends and family sale (and working too of course) while I am here.  I hope you have a great day. x

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Black & Trench

Black & Trench

{Burberry Trench and similar one here | Joie Blouse | J Brand Leather Pants | Alexander Wang Leather Pumps and suede version here | Goyard Tote | Celine Sunglasses, similar here | Hermes Bracelet | Gorjana Ring}

A few weeks ago I saw an image on pinterest where a girl was wearing all black with a trench coat and I absolutely loved the look.  I told myself that I would recreate it but in my own way with leather pants instead of jeans and a few of my favorite accessories and my most comfortable pair of pumps, and the other day I did just that.  Our weather in Southern California has started to cool slightly, but not enough to actually really delve into full force fall, however, I did wear this outfit out the other night (although I will admit the trench didn’t last very long) but I did enjoy it enough to be able to cool my heels for little longer before I can really bring this favorite piece out of my closet.  I am also obsessed with these leather pants and splurged on them a few years ago, but they have been a go to of mine every fall and winter and I have definitely gotten my wear and money out of them.

Yesterday I had the best Sunday Funday at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA where I stayed with some friends and relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the end of my weekend.  Today I am running all around LA for meetings and have a busy day ahead!  Hope you are having a great start to your week. x

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{Photography : Taylor Cole}

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