Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday's Five


- vintage motorcycle tags at an outdoor antique mall - 


- oranges in our neighborhood that I'm just dying to reach - 


- a flight of beer from Haven Gastropub


- darling Paris teacups - 


- love notes left on a brick wall - 

It's always exciting to have something to look forward to all week and this week's it's been the long weekend that has kept me on my wishful toes.  I have both Monday and Tuesday off (!!), so I'm hoping to visit a friend in LA and get caught up on my life. I've been having fun with after-work activities this week - cocktails with other blogger babes, shopping at Fashion Island, heading to The Wedge to watch surfers in 30-foot waves - but it's left me feeling like I'm scrambling everyday because my type-A personality hasn't had enough time to keep all the mundane things organized.  I need to do some of those not-fun things like clean out my closet and go grocery shopping for this weekend.

Christian and I are having some people over Saturday to celebrate the International Street Fair that happens every year in our new neighborhood.  Last year we were living about 15 minutes away and had to deal with traffic, parking and whatnot.  This year I'm happy to just walk from our house - one of the things I love about living in a college town again!  

And speaking about food, remember last week when I shared I was trying this green smoothie cleanse?  Well I tried it for four days (and really did like it) and had to stop because I broke out into a head-to-toe rash, not kidding.  It didn't itch or bother me, I just looked like I had the chicken pox all over my body.  I was texting all the doctors in my family and my brother's friend who is a dermatology resident recommended I stop to see if the rash went away, and after a week it did.  I'm slowly trying to introduce green smoothies back into my diet and am hopeful that they weren't what caused the rash because I really want to try this cleanse!  I don't want it to deter any of you from trying it but wanted to ask - have any of you ever gotten a rash from a cleanse or from smoothies?

I hope all of you have a beautiful holiday weekend!  What are your plans?  Do share!  Thanks so much for reading - XO - 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pretty in Plaid


This skirt.  I am in love with this skirt!  I think it belongs in my suitcase for NYFW - what do y'all think?  I've shared with y'all before (like here) that my legs are my least favorite feature of mine, and this skirt makes me want to hop on the midi length skirt trend full force.

I paired it with one of my eBay CĂ©line tees - one that I cut up myself.  It was originally a fitted, cotton tshirt that I wasn't really wearing because of the restricted fit.  I had little to lose so I took my sewing scissors to it and cut off the sleeves and a made it into a fitted v-neck and voila!  Now I like it so much better!  I had to resist the urge to take scissors to more shirts to try to recreate them.  

skirt - c/o Curate Boutique | top - eBay, cut myself, similar here and here | heels - Nine West x InStyle, n/a, similar herehere and here | necklace - c/o Shop Prima Donna | sunnies - Amazon, love these | clutch - Saint Laurent | assorted David Yurman | gold cuff - c/o Gorjana | lips - YSL Glossy Stain



Thanks so much for reading! XO - 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Wish List





With fall fashion on the brain, this week's wish list shares some of the fall pieces I can't live without - comfy plaid shirts, neutral booties, chambray and layers, layers, layers.  On that note, these jeans I snagged at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale have been worn on repeat lately, and I can't wait to wear them with boots and a big fur collar...y'all know me.  More is more.

What is on your fall wish list?  Do share!  Thanks so much for reading - XO -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NYFW Inspiration


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I'm excited to head to New York next week for Fashion Week (!!) and I've been thinking of what to wear.  I'm having one of those typical girl moments with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear - you know what I'm talking about!  I know I'll be on my feet a lot, so I need to be comfortable, feel confident and of course most importantly, look stylish.

Above is some of my inspiration for not only NYFW, but also fall in general.  We all know it's not going to get that chilly over here in California, so I think I'm going to need to plan a trip somewhere I can bundle up in one of these fluffy pieces from ML Furs and drink hot chocolate.  And fall leaves!  Don't even get me started on how much I miss the changing colors of fall leaves - it's why I wanted to get married in November!  Hopefully we'll have some great fall weather when I visit Mississippi in October.

What's your favorite piece featured above?  What do y'all think I should wear!?  Thanks so much for reading and for your input! Don't forget to enter the $500 ASOS giveaway! XO -