Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Just the Basics


Tee: Gap // Jacket: J. Crew (on sale!) // Skirt: Zara // Shoes: Rachel Roy via Piperlime // Clutch: Samudra via Shopbop // Sunglasses: Prada // Necklace: Etsy

When in doubt, I always go back to the basics. There are a few key items that I believe every woman should have in her closet, and at the top of that list is a white tee and a denim jacket. My favorite sartorial moments are starting from said basic items and building on them with statement accessories.

My rule? The bolder the jewelry, the better. Just call me Liberace.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Neon Lights

Dress: Revolve // Jacket: Gap // Clutch: Anthropologie // Shoes: Zara // Jewelry: Bauble Bar

There are a lot of reasons why I love my job--I do digital marketing with the fab makeup brand Urban Decay. One of the many reasons is that I get to peruse e-comm sites all in the name of "research"! Most of the time, what starts out as work-related research quickly turns into a straight-out shopping spree. This is precisely how I ended up with a mountain of boxes at my front door and no clear recollection of how it all happened (read: what happens when Bernikins is given an iPad, a bottle of wine, and an AmEx).

One of these late night purchases was this black maxi dress. One of the pains of being a short gal is that maxi dresses normally serve as part frock, part broom. But the asymmetrical hem on this dress worked out well when paired with heels so I'm going to call my shopping binge as an overall success!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Flower Child

Dress: Zara // Shoes: Zara // Bag: Coach // Sunglasses: Prada

There's nothing I love more than a printed dress to fool the world into thinking that I have it together. See, here is the lovely trick about dresses: it's easy to just throw on, as comfy as yoga pants, but bamboozles people into thinking that you aren't on struggle street. 

Want to try this nifty trick out for yourself? I highly recommend this Zara dress (a total steal, btw). 

Monday, February 3, 2014

All That Glitters

Tee: J. Crew // Sequin Jacket: Forever 21 (old) // Skirt: Top Shop // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Bag: Coach 

I've professed my love for J. Crew tees time and time again (case in point) and let me tell you, my adoration for them remains strong! I'm slowly but surely growing my collection, and pretty soon I'll live in nothing but oh-so-soft J. Crew tees. It's an addiction, y'all.

Despite what it may look like, it's been quite cold for SoCal standards. (And by cold, I mean it's been in the low sixties. To us spoiled California folk, that's our version of the polar vortex.) But many times when I'm determined to wear a skirt, I'll wear it anyway cold weather bedamn! When it comes to sartorial choices, I am nothing if not determined. And because I am essentially a magpie and love all things shiny, I found it extremely appropriate to sport a sequin jacket for a day of meetings. It's the little details in life that delight us, amiright?

Happy Monday!