Friday, December 13, 2013

Cozy Up



  
Sweater: Forever 21 // Jeans: Gap // Necklaces: J. Crew, Bauble Bar // Watch: Michael Kors // Purse: Kate Spade // Shoes: Valentino // Sunglasses: Prada

Hey world, meet the coziest sweater that you will ever find. I've worn this lounging around the house so many times, I'm legitimately surprised that it hasn't molded permanently on my skin. It's under $25, so I call that a total win! Get it here; you'll thank me later.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Arkansas Love





Top: Riffraff // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Valentino // Sunglasses: Prada // Earrings: Bauble Bar

While I am utterly in love with Southern California, Arkansas will always have a very special place in my heart. It was in that glorious state that I met some of the most wonderful people a gal could ever hope to meet. Some of my favorite life memories are of my college years there, where I had the time of my life partying, learning, and overall being challenged in ways I could only dream of. There's something about the South that is indescribably sweet and charming; I do hope that one day my life path will lead me back below the Mason-Dixon line!

My best friend's family sent me this shirt as a birthday gift a few months ago and I find myself wearing it when I'm feeling particularly homesick. So maybe it's the holidays or maybe my exhaustion is having me feeling irrationally nostalgic, but this post is for you, Arkansassy.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sweater Weather


Sweater: ASOS // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Proenza Schouler // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

This outfit consists of all of my favorite things in life: A graphic sweater, nautical stripes, glitter heels and, of course, Sophie. 

It's been getting frigid around these parts, which calls for lots of layers and comfy sweaters. Next on my list is this cheery and girly pullover.

Stay warm, y'all! 



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hot Damn




Jacket: Gap // Jeans: Rag & Bone // Necklace: J. Crew// Shoes: Rebecca Taylor // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

There's nothing that I love more than classic silhouettes in bold colors. So it comes as no surprise when I spotted this Gap jacket online and had to scoop it up pronto. I am all about a hot pink moto jacket! Love it? It's still available here.




Friday, November 15, 2013

Oh Happy Day

 

  

Sweater: J. Crew Factory // Skirt: Zara // Shoes: Zara // Purse: Charles & Keith // Necklace: Bauble Bar

This necklace from the Atlantic Pacific X Bauble Bar collection is just plain delightful! Graphic and gold, my two favorite things.

On that note, I hope y'all will find your happy moment this weekend! Mine will involve curling up in bed and watching Modern Family reruns with my little Sophie.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beachy Keen





Top: Madewell // Jeans: Gap // Belt: Banana Republic // Clutch: Shopbop // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik 

One of the top things on my to-do list for 2014 (yes, I've already started pondering this) is to go to the beach more often. I'm entirely too accustomed to how close to the ocean I live and work and I'm determined to take advantage of this more often in the coming year! In the meantime, a beach-friendly outfit for the office will have to do. 

P.S: These boyfriend jeans have become my new best friend. Who needs a boyfriend when you have the perfect boyfriend jeans, amiright? 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sequined Spots


  


 

Top: J. Crew // Jacket: Forever 21 // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Kate Spade // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

I'm all about wearing sequins during the day. I found this jacket years ago while randomly perusing Forever 21 and it's gotten a lot more use than I imagined it would. It's a great layering piece for evening drinks but I also love wearing it with boyfriend jeans for a more casual feel. It's been a crazy few weeks around here so the sparkle wear was just the perfect pick-me-up. 

Life motto: When in doubt, just throw some sequins at the problem. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Electric Beach



  
Dress: Gap // Belt: J. Crew // Jacket: Shopbop // Clutch: Samudra via Shopbop

First off, I apologize for the accidental hiatus! I can't believe October is already almost over--where does all the time go?

It's been getting more chilly around here so I've been forced to bring out the jackets and work layers into my everyday wardrobe. I'm very much a skirt and dresses kind of gal so its been interesting to find new ways to wear my spring/summer apparel. I've had my eye on this Samudra clutch for a while and I snatched it up during Shopbop's wonderful Friends & Family sale! The beach print and the vivid colors offer a great pop to dark fall outfits.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rainy Days & Mondays




Sweater: J. Crew Factory // Skirt: Francesca's // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Necklace: J. Crew // Purse: Charles & Keith

I promise that I fixed my hair that morning... It was one of those rare rainy days in Orange County and my hair just looked outside and utterly gave up. Also, if you're wondering if that shirt just looks oddly bright in pictures, let me assure you that it is just as obnoxiously bright in person. This was my anti-wallflower ensemble. :)


Monday, October 7, 2013

Orange Sherbet

  



Dress: Gap // Jacket: J. Crew // Belt: Banana Republic // Shoes: Rachel Roy // Bag: Kate Spade

I've been in a phase where I'm all about bright accessories. Shoes or a purse in a punch color? I am so there. I found this delightful Kate Spade purse at my favorite local outlet and at over 50% off, I couldn't resist but bring it home with me. The added shoulder strap is perfect for when I've loaded it with heavier items. I was debating between this and a dark blue polka-dot bag in a similar style, but I eventually succumbed to this whimsical hue. The man friend has been referring to it as the Sherbet Purse--is dessert-themed apparel now becoming a new habit of mine? ;)

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Silver Linings

 


 Top: J. Crew // Skirt: Rhyme Los Angeles (from Piperlime) // Shoes: Zara // Clutch: Gap // Sunglasses: Coach

One look at my bathroom counter and it's clear that I'm a magpie: I love shiny objects. This laser-cut skirt also comes in a more subtle black but of course I was immediately drawn to the silver version. It's going to be such a fun piece to pair with chunky sweaters come this holiday season!

I also love that the skirt is made of vegan leather which is fashion code/wily marketing for faux leather. So that makes it 1. cheaper than real leather and 2. eco-conscious. Nothing quite like guilt-free shopping, amiright?


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bow Tie





Top: ASOS // Skirt: J. Crew (old) // Shoes: Kate Spade // Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Remember my ode to a crop top? I'm all for having fun with my work wardrobe, so yes, I dared to wear a crop top to work! I've been slightly resistant to the whole crop top trend (crunches are not my friend), but the bow detailing on this ASOS crop top was too darling to pass up. I took the plunge while online shopping late at night--post several glasses of wine natch--and decided that this was a make it work moment.

How would you rock a crop top?