Thursday, May 16, 2019

Anticipating Summer in White Jeans

I know it's not quite Memorial Day (believe me, I'm counting down the days!) but I have been wearing my white jeans for at least a month now, maybe because I'm anticipating summer. Usually, the rule is no white before Memorial Day, which is considered to be the start of summer, or after Labor Day, which is considered to be the end of summer, but fashion rules were meant to be broken! Today, I'm pairing my white jeans with this cute pink and white tie top, which is made from a light linen fabric that's also perfect for summer!

Inspired by the gorgeous pastel wall behind me, I decided to use some pastel accessories to complete the look. I really do get a ton of use out of my trusty pink Mansur Gavriel circle bag, to the point that I've been contemplating adding another one to my collection. These suede mint shoes are also a staple for me during the spring and summer months because the colors seems to go with just about everything!

Jeans: J. Crew here
Top: Old Navy here
Shoes: J. Crew Factory similar mint suede shoes here
Bag: Mansur Gavriel here

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Floral Jumpsuit

Last week, I featured a polka dot jumpsuit on my blog. It was actually this exact jumpsuit except in a different print. I think I may have mentioned that I love this particular jumpsuit so much that I sprang for it in not one, not two, but actually three different colors! (The third, for those of you who are curious, is actually yellow gingham.) While I love all of the prints that I purchased in this particular style, of the three, the floral print is probably be my favorite because the colors are so vibrant and happy. To make things even more colorful, I decided to add a bright yellow cardigan and some lavender sandals.

As I wrote last week, the other thing that I love about this particular jumpsuit is how comfy it is to wear! It's also quite easy to get on and off, which is not always the case with jumpsuits! I actually wore this look to work because the addition of the sweater over the spaghetti straps took the jumpsuit to a more "dressy" and work appropriate look. Plus, the weather here, especially during the mornings, has been a bit cooler, so it's nice to be able to layer. I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of this piece sans sweater come the summer and the warmer months, which are, undoubtedly, just around the corner.

Jumpsuit: Old Navy here
Sweater: J. Crew here
Shoes: Target here
Bag: Zara
Sunglasses: Gucci here

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Spring Sales!

This week, the sales on a lot of spring clothing items, especially those from retailers such as J. Crew, have been very tempting! I would be lying if I said that I didn't indulge just a little bit (or maybe a lot!) in this temptation over the last week or so! One of my favorite items from these recent sales is this Liberty floral print top. A couple months ago, I purchased the skirt in the same print but when the blouse went on sale, I had to take the plunge and get it as well! Whenever I love a print, I always try to get as many pieces in it as possible, especially when the price is right!

I paired this floral print blouse with some turquoise pants, which are also from J.Crew and currently on sale. Not only do I love the bold color of these pants but I also adore the easy fit. As you can see, I'm really into the wide leg style of pants as of late. Since it was a little cool last week, not to mention rainy, I threw on a cashmere cardigan, just to keep a bit warm. The combination of colors turned out to be not only perfect together but also perfect for my favorite colorful wall!

Shirt: here
Pants: here
Shoes: almost identical silver heels here
Bag: similar lavender crossbody
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

A Summer Plaid

When one thinks of plaid, one usually thinks of fall and winter but plaid can definitely work for the spring and summer months too! This pleated metallic plaid skirt is the perfect example of a plaid print that can be worn during the warmer months. I especially love all the fun colors that are featured in the print! Since color is my thing, I'm always looking for colors that pop!

I decided to do a little pattern mixing with this skirt by mixing the plaid print with gingham. I realized that I have a lot of gingham shirts that I rarely wear anymore and I guess it's time to start wearing them again! Speaking of time, this outfit really takes me back to the type of outfits that were featured in J. Crew's catalogs years ago. That's when I bought all of these gingham shirts, but who doesn't love a little "old school" J. Crew?

Skirt: J. Crew here
Shirt: similar gingham shirt here
Sandals: similar gold sandals here
Glasses: Gucci here

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Polka Dot Jumpsuit

There was a time when I thought jumpsuits were a trend and I wouldn't be caught dead in one but I've gradually warmed to the idea of wearing them. About a year ago, I bought my first jumpsuit and I was instantly hooked! Clearly, the jumpsuit trend is still going strong and now I have quite the growing collection of them! I will have to say that some of my jumpsuits are not all that practical. What I mean is that they are a bit hard to get into and, perhaps more importantly, are also a bit hard to get off by youself, which can be problematic when going to the bathroom! This polka dot jumpsuit from Old Navy, however, is the exception. It's super comfy and practical, which is why I have three of them in different patterns!

I honestly think that every woman should have a polka dot jumpsuit in their wardrobe! Below, you will see my links to some cute polka dot jumpsuit options for spring. These polka dot jumpsuits are truly versatile and can be dressed up or down. Here, I'm wearing mine as a blank slate to showcase some fun accessories such as my Kate Spade taxi flats and rainbow clutch.

Jumpsuit: Old Navy here
Shoes: Kate Spade here
Clutch: Milly here, budget version here

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

A Pink Dress for Ada's Birthday Link Up!

Today I am wearing this pink floral dress in honor of being included in Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood's annual birthday party link up! Every year she chooses a fun theme for her birthday and this year the theme was red or pink dresses. I gave her a picture of me in my red lace dress that I wore last month to the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe to feature in her post but today I am wearing my new pink floral dress to celebrate the occasion! Also, it just goes to show that one can never have too many party dresses!

To be honest, this isn't exactly a party dress because the cotton fabric makes it perfect for any occasion, including a casual weekend stroll down a tree-lined sidewalk. I love how all the trees here is Los Angeles are now in full bloom with vibrant pink hues. The blooms in back of me are the perfect complement for this gorgeous Liberty floral print. Here I'm pairing the lovely print with a simple blue cardigan but it would also look great paired more casually with a denim jacket and some sneakers. It's definitely a versatile spring dress!

Dress: J. Crew here
Cardigan: J. Crew similar here
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma
Shoes: J. Crew similar silver sandals here
Belt: Kate Spade here
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dots, Rainbows and...Rhinos?

Sometimes you find really cool things in unexpected places and you just have to make sure you keep your eyes peeled! Take, for example, this dot shirt dress that's actually from Target but that looks like it's from someplace like J. Crew. This rainbow clutch is another great find from Target, although it looks just like a bag I was thinking about getting from Ferragamo that was way more expensive! Both pieces definitely look more like designer pieces but I was lucky to have found them at Target. It's a good thing that I spend so much time shopping at Target, even if I should be shopping there for essentials and food as opposed to clothing!

Another example of finding something in an unexpected place is this fun mural that I stumbled upon while driving down Route 66 one day. I saw it out of the corner of my eye when we happened to be in this area, one that's definitely not known for its murals and walls in the way that West Hollywood or Venice is. If you look closely, you'll see that this conglomeration of licence plates actually makes up a huge rhino! I'm glad I spotted it because it's pretty cool, in my opinion, not to mention that it's a great backdrop for this spotted and rainbow outfit!

Dress: Target here
Cardigan: J. Crew similar pink sweater here
Clutch: Target here
Shoes: J. Crew similar gold sandals here

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