Thursday, May 25, 2023

Marimekko Inspired

One of my favorite designers for gorgeous prints is Marimekko!  I just love their fun prints and their collaborations with brands like Target and Uniqlo! Well, this floral skirt is not from Marimekko or one of their collabs, but it does feature a print that I think could be easily mistaken as a Marimekko creation. The great thing about this skirt is that it's under $20 and the print also comes in a dress version and shirtdress version! (If you follow me on Instagram, you will notice that I purchased the shirtdress too!)

The things that I love about this skirt are the fun, slightly abstract print and the fun colors! I think these vibrant orange and pink colors are perfect for summer! To play up these colors, I paired it with a tangerine ruffle top and some pink accessories. This is certainly a skirt that I will be reaching for all summer long!

Skirt: SheIn here
Shoes: c/o Hush Puppies here
Bag: Chanel
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Monday, May 15, 2023

Blue, Yellow and Bows

I wore this blue and yellow outfit to go out to lunch at an Argentinean restaurant a couple weeks ago. I was so excited to wear these J. Crew Willa blue check pants for my excursion! I have several pairs of these Willa style pants now with these check ones being the latest. I will have to say that, even though they are the same style and I always take my normal size 6, they all seem to fit just a little different. This pair, perhaps because they are from the "J. Crew Collection" seemed to fit and be tailored the best of all of my Willa pants, so I highly recommend them! There is also a matching blazer that I was lucky to snag on sale when it popped back up on the J. Crew website. Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to photograph the pants with the blazer. Now the weather is too hot for a blazer, so you might have to wait until next year to see the complete suit!


I accessorized my blue and yellow look with these bow sandals. I have these sandals in two colors: blue and pink. Although I love them, they are very high and a little hard to walk in. (Luckily, the restaurant was not very far away from where we parked, so it wasn't a big deal to wear impractical shoes!) J. Crew currently has a very similar pair of bow sandals on sale that have a lower heel and are equally cute! To go along with the blue theme, I also wore my Teddy Blake bag on this occasion, which was the perfect finishing touch for my look!

Pants: J .Crew here
Sweater: J. Crew similar sweater here
Bag: c/o Teddy Blake here

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Orange Sherbet Blazer

While there are a few brands that I always gravitate to, I am open minded when it comes to trying new things. Never would I have thought that Walmart was a good place to buy cute and trendy pieces, but when an ad popped up for this orange and pink check blazer (Google or whoever controls the algorithm apparently knows me well!) I was excited to check it out. When the blazer arrived, I was definitely impressed with the quality and fit for the price. Best of all, I love the pastel orange and pink colors that remind me of a big bowl of orange sherbet from someplace like the now gone Howard Johnson's restaurant. (There's a Mad Men Allusion in there if you are familiar with the show.) I thought the blazer would look good with a smaller check shirt in orange for a "check on check" look!

Speaking of trying new things, I have been living in skinny jeans for years now. (I know, I know...they're so over!) I don't think I will ever abandon skinny jeans because I think they can look very polished and classic, but I did want to try a more flared pair of jeans for something different and more on trend. I bought two pair of such jeans from Target, because I wasn't sure I wanted to invest a lot of money in a trend that I might not be crazy about in a couple years. Like the blazer, I was very happy with this particular pair of flare jeans that I got from Target, and think that the light color is the perfect complement to the pastels in the blazer.

Blazer: Walmart here
Shirt: J. Crew Factory here
Jeans: Target here
Shoes: c/o Hush Puppies here
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Monday, May 1, 2023

Spring Sweater (Feather) Weather

The weather here in Los Angeles has been all over the place lately! Last week, it was warm and sunny, but this week will be colder and rainy. As a result, I've been going back and forth between my summer clothing and winter clothing. If I need to find winter clothing to wear this time of the year, I try to look for sweaters and coats that are in light or pastel colors so that I still look appropriate for spring. A perfect example of an item of clothing I might reach for with the crazy weather we've been having lately is this pink and white sweater, which is perfect for this transition of weather, because the colors are light and bright, but it still keeps me warm in cooler temperatures. The bonus is that it has light pink feathers on the sleeves, so what's not to love?!

I will be completely honest: my husband hates all my clothing with feathers and claims it will be a short-lived trend. While the latter is probably true, I still love anything with feathers, and I think it's a detail that takes something ordinary and turns it into something to extraordinary and unique! Because I'm on the subject of details making a difference in your wardrobe, let me also point out how much I love these Hush Puppies Hazel flats that ended up being the perfect match with my sweater. While feathers might be a trend, I think a comfy, classic flat in a fun color will never go out of style!

Sweater: J. Crew here
Pants: Target here
Shoes: c/o Hush Puppies here
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Monday, April 24, 2023

Hitting All the Right Notes

When I saw this tulle musical note skirt, my first thought was that I needed to get it to wear to a concert with the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall! I had visions of twirling in this skirt in front of the Frank Gehry-designed structure before a concert, which would be perfect for any musical occasion. Well, I don't go to concerts at Disney Hall that often, so maybe this skirt provides an excuse to go more? Regardless, next time I go, I know I will definitely be wearing this gorgeous skirt that hits all of the the right notes! In the meantime, the pretty spring flowers in this post make for a lovely background for my skirt and outfit!

One of the reasons that these pink flowers are such a perfect complement to my outfit is that I decided to style this skirt with a pink ruffle top and pink satin sandals. I thought the mint color of the skirt and the pink accents in my outfit would look lovely this time of year for spring! In the future, I could see myself styling this skirt for a Disney Hall concert in a more conservative way with a black top and shoes. Perhaps you will see the skirt appear soon on my blog or Instagram, but re-imagined and me twirling in front of Disney Hall!

Skirt: Anthropologie here
Shirt: Zara similar ruffle tee
Bag:  Chanel similar mint quilted bag
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Monday, April 17, 2023

Fancy Floral on the Hiking Trail

In case you haven't heard, the wildflowers are in full bloom here in California due to all the rain we've had. One plant that is almost everywhere, especially on the side of the freeways, are these mustard flowers. We found a gorgeous trail with these vibrant yellow mustard flowers that made for the perfect backdrop for my floral applique skirt because it too is in full bloom with all of the flowers your heart could desire! While it might be a little unusual to go hiking in heels with a Chanel bag and a big poofy skirt, I thought the backdrop of wildflowers would be perfect to show off this new skirt and the accessories match it perfectly!

This floral skirt was so fun to style because the applique flowers are in an array of different colors, which is another thing that attracted me to it initially. I decided to pull out the purples and pinks with my bag and puff sleeve top. I also added a little pop of yellow in my shoes, which turned out to be a perfect match with these mustard flowers! Also, notice how my earrings are yellow flowers as well! Yes, it's head to toe flowers in my outfit to celebrate wild flower season!

Skirt: Anthropologie here
Top: Zara similar here and here
Shoes: c/o Alley
Bag: Chanel
Earrings: Zenzii similar here
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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Orange, Pink and Floral

As you already know, I love experimenting with different color combinations. One of my favorite colors, especially for spring, is pink and orange. I especially love the look of orange with light pink, so when I got this Orange Wila Blazer last month from J. Crew, I knew I had to pair it with these pink dress pants for some major dopamine dressing! Underneath, I added this floral button-down shirt that picks up both the orange and pink colors in the pants and blazer. For a little additional pattern mixing, I added a leopard clutch to the mix.

If you look carefully, you will see that this floral button down also has hints of green and blue in it, so I'm already planning another look with a green blazer and blue pants with this shirt. Due to the fact that all of these pieces are from this season of J. Crew, it makes it really easy to mix and match with endless possibilities!

Blazer: J. Crew here
Shirt: J. Crew here
Pants: Zara similar here
Shoes: J. Crew similar gold loafers
Sunglasses: Celine here
Bag: Clare V. here
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