Botanical Blooms Feat. Farfetch

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the shoes (and they’re currently on sale!)

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Summer is right around the corner, and I can not wait. Farfetch reached out to me and introduced me to this FABULOUS pair of Dolce and Gabbana heels. They are the perfect fit for spring/summer with their fun floral patterns. Botanical blooms is one of those “it” trends this season, and these shoes fit right in. They come in a multitude of different colors and are the perfect pair of heels to wear all day. As part of a competition Farfetch is throwing, they asked me to style these amazing shoes.

I decided to put together a couple outfit options to take these fun heels from day to night. Since the pattern on these pumps are the main attraction, I decided to keep both day and night outfits minimal. The yellow pencil skirt is my absolute favorite and it brings out the yellow in the shoes. For night I decided to stick with an all black theme which is usually my go-to on a night out. The leather pants with the black crop top are perfect to compliment the shoes and let the shoes be the center of attention. For accessories I chose black and gold pieces that can go with both the day and night time look.

All of these looks are available on Farfetch. Farfetch is an amazing online site with killer designer items.

What would you guys pair with these shoes? Let me know in the comments below!

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Off The Shoulder Tops

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I’m having a major off the shoulder moment right now. If you ask any of my friends what they think I’m most likely to wear on a night out, guaranteed the answer will be either all black, or something off the shoulder. I think there is nothing sexier than showing your décolleté. You’re showing a tiny bit of skin, but it’s not too much to the point of looking trashy. I’ve been a fan of off the shoulder tops for years, but this season they are coming in full swing and popping up in just about every store. These are some of my favorite off the shoulder items currently. I’m dying to get my hands on #3. They’re currently sold out online in my size but I’m going to try to stalk all the Top Shops in the area and see if I can find it!

one // Young, Fabulous & Broke

two // Free People

three // Top Shop

four // Goodnight Macaroon

five // Goodnight Macaroon

six // Goodnight Macaroon

seven // Top Shop

eight // Lovers + Friends 

 

My Review: 1 Day Juice Cleanse from Pressed Juicery

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While walking around Larchmont with my friends on Sunday. I had the spontaneous and brilliant idea to do a 1-day Juice Cleanse. We walked into Pressed Juicery and I was able to easily convince my friend Brigitte to join me on this journey. For $40 you get 6 juices, and 2 waters to drink throughout the day. We purchased the cleanse and were excited to get started Monday morning.

10 AM: I start my first juice: Vanilla Almond. Taste 10/10. I’m already starving but I’m trying my best not to gulp down this juice so fast. It tastes like a vanilla milkshake in the best way possible. I’m a big breakfast person, so not going to lie I’m still pretty hungry.

12:05 PM: Like clockwork my body hits noon and I’m automatically hungry for lunch. I’m like Cinderella when the clock strikes twelve except for having a curfew, I just get hungry. Time for my second juice: Greens 2. Taste 10/10. For a green juice this is surprisingly tasty. The apple and lemon really help balance out the bitter greens.

12:50 PM: I’m still sipping on my second green juice. I’m starting to get a slight hunger headache.

2 PM: Drink #3: Citrus 2. Taste 10/10. This is such a refreshing drink! It’s a citrus with mint which is perfect for an afternoon pick me up. So far, this Citrus drink is my favorite. I’ve also started drinking my Chlorophyll Water, which doesn’t taste like much.

2:30 PM: I’m starting to be bored with all the liquids. Wishing I could eat some solid food right about now.

4:45 PM: I started my 4th drink: Roots 2. Taste 7/10. This one wasn’t my favorite. It was kind of a filler drink.

5:30 PM: My roommate wanted to walk and get oysters for Happy Hour. I agreed to go with her on her walk and took my juice with me. I ate one fried oyster because I couldn’t resist. I wanted more but I stopped myself.

7 PM: I’m starving. Time for my 5th drink: Greens 3. Taste 8/10. This definitely tastes a little more “green” than the green juice from this morning. I’m so tired of drinking juice at this point. I would kill for some mac and cheese, or Chinese. Also, I have a headache. Like a tension headache but I’m tense because I haven’t eaten solid foods all day. But, I’ve committed thus far so might as well just go the distance.

7:50 PM: Help. I’m so hungry. I’m also over this green juice and throw it out with about a third left.

8:05 PM: I’m caving and eating a string cheese. No shame.

8:10 PM: Last juice of the day: Chocolate Almond. Taste 10/10. This is the bomb.com. Kind of tastes like a dessert.

9 PM: I’m officially done with all my juices and all I have left is the Aloe Vera Water. I might save half of it for tomorrow because I don’t think I can consume any more liquid.

11 PM: I’m actually starving. If I don’t go to bed soon I think I might die.

Next day thoughts: I woke up feeling lighter than usual. I weighed two pounds less than the day before. I also just feel overall healthier. I wasn’t starving in the morning like I usually am. Overall, I enjoyed doing my one day cleanse. I don’t think I’m cut out for doing more than one day but the one day was enough to hit the reset button on my body. Moving forward with the week I’m going to attempt to make healthy decisions on what foods I eat (minus on Cinco de Mayo because all bets are off when it comes to margaritas). I was surprised as to how I handled this cleanse. I did the one day Blue Print Cleanse and I thought I was actually going to pass out from malnourishment. But I didn’t feel that way with Pressed Juicery. Yes, I was hungry. But it was tolerable. And the juices all tasted pretty amazing. My favorite juice from the cleanse was definitely Citrus 2. Would I do this cleanse again? Probably.

Have you guys ever done a juice cleanse before? If so, let me know which ones in the comments below and what you thought!

Weekend Reading #18

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1. She’s The Man basically described my college experience.

2. Layering rules for the perfect smoothie.

3. Daily detox tips.

4. These foods help you get rid of dark under eye circles.

5. Whole Foods is opening a cheaper market.

6. This raindrop cake looks amazing.

7. This brother tricks his sister that there is a zombie apocalypse and it’s the greatest thing ever.

8. How to keep a clean home.

9. This girl started her multi-million dollar business at age 25.

10. People are getting in trouble from their Instagram posts.

 

Blush Romper

1Romper: c/o Tobi // Hat: Target // Shoes: Nine West [Similar] // Necklace: BaubleBar [Similar] // Bag: Gucci

This weekend was the absolute perfect weekend for a beach day. It was around 80 degrees without a cloud in the sky. My friends and I took a drive out to Malibu. I’m obsessed with Malibu. It’s a little far away, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. We lucked out by finding a spot on the beach that wasn’t too crowded. I was super excited to wear my new romper from Tobi. This romper is so cute to wear as a swim coverup, but it’s also cute enough to wear out at night. I actually saw a girl wearing this same romper at a bar the night before and it looked so cute!

Check out more at Tobi: DressesCrop TopsRompersBodycon DressesMaxi DressesJumpsuits

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Black Lace Up

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Dress: c/o Tobi // Shoes: Gucci [similar here and here] // Bag: Gucci // Sunglasses: Quay // Watch: Michael Kors // Necklace: Baublebar // Bracelet: Baublebar [similar]

When I got back from my trip to New York last week, I definitely brought the cold front with me. It’s been rainy and cold here in Los Angeles, well cold to our standards. However, it’s finally starting to warm up and I couldn’t be happier. Warm weather = cute dresses. Dresses are my favorite things to wear because it’s an all in one outfit. You don’t have to worry about matching your top to your bottoms. You can just throw on a dress and go. This new black dress I got from Tobi is my absolute favorite. It has trendy lace up ties in the front, and it’s super flowy. I will definitely keep this dress on rotation all summer long!

If you haven’t heard of Tobi yet, definitely go check it out! It’s one of my favorite online retailers. They have great affordable and trendy pieces. Also, new customers get 50% off their first order! So go check out Tobi and score some amazing new items!

For more clothing ideas, here are some Tobi favorites: DressesCrop TopsRompersBodycon Dresses, Maxi Dresses, Party Dresses, Jumpsuits

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Best Brunch Spots in LA

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This post is long overdue. Brunch is my favorite meal, hands down. I love it so much that I named my blog after it. So it’s only fair that I write a post detailing my favorite brunch spots in Los Angeles. Now the reason it’s taken me so long to write this post is because I didn’t want to just throw together some random brunch list. I wanted to take my time and try a bunch of different places and really figure out which ones were my favorites. Now, there’s always room for improvement and I’m sure I will discover another amazing brunch spot after posting this. However, that being said, these are my top 5 brunch spots as of today.

1. Republique

Oh. My. God. Why did it take me so long to try Republique? I love everything about this place. The food is amazing, and the vibe and interior decor is on point. Everything on the menu is fresh, seasonal and incredibly delicious. The only downside to this place is there is always a wait, but for good reason. This spot is not only my favorite, but also my friends. All of their pastries not only look fabulous but they all taste amazing. Be sure to grab one before you sit down and wait for your meal. Everything I’ve had here is great. My favorite: Croque Madame 

2. Village Idiot

The Village Idiot has been my brunch spot of choice for the better part of last year. There usually isn’t a wait, which is great when you’re starving (or hungover) and in need of some quick, yet yummy breakfast. I have probably been to the Village Idiot a couple dozen times for brunch, and they never disappoint. Their fresh squeezed OJ is so refreshing. They also have the best breakfast sandwich in all of LA. Now I know that’s a very bold statement but I stand by it 100%. I like to sub out the sausage for bacon, and if you love bacon as much as I do I highly recommend it. My favorite: Breakfast Sandwich

The Bloody Royale from Franklin & Co. The Bloody Royale from Franklin & Co.

3. Franklin & Co.

Franklin & Co. will always have a special place in my heart. It was where I discovered my love of Biscuits with Sausage Gravy. Not to mention their bacon is the bomb. Franklin & Co also happens to be known for their delicious Bloody Mary’s. This also happened to be where I discovered my love for Bloodies. All of their Bloody Mary’s are tasty, and if you’re adventurous enough to try their Bloody Royale…do it. My favorite: Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

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4. Blu Jam Cafe

On the same block as the Village Idiot, is Blu Jam Cafe (they also have a location in the Valley). My friends and I have tried to go to Blu Jam numerous times, but there is always a long wait and we’re never prepared to wait that long. But finally, we planned and waited and got into Blu Jam. No wonder there is always a wait. This place is delicious. They have a couple brunch items that are not your typical brunch meals. I highly recommend you getting a plate of the Crunchy French Toast to share. It’s AMAZING. If you’re looking for something a little different, but extremely delicious go to Blu Jam. It’s well worth the wait. My favorite: Brunch Carbonara

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5. Kreation 

If you’re in one of those rare “I want to be healthy” moods, Kreation is the perfect brunch spot for you. They have THE BEST Acai Bowls I have ever had. Their juices and smoothies are also great. My friends and I go to Kreation after we’ve had a very indulgent weekend. It’s the perfect place to hit the reset button and feel good about the food you are eating. Everything is organic and tastes incredible. My favorite: Choco Acai Bowl

What are some of your favorite brunch spots? Leave them in the comments below!

Weekend Reading #17

 

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Hi loves! Another week has quickly come and gone. This was the first week where my Monday’s were not filled with my friends and I gathered around the TV to watch The Bachelor. None the less, it’s been a crazy week and I for sure am glad that it’s the weekend. I’m looking forward to catch up on some much needed sleep. What is everyone up to this weekend?

1. There’s only One Tree Hill.

2. Ariana Grande kills it as Britney Spears.

3. How to Stock a Bar Cart.

4. The happiest cities to work in.

5. Gel manis just got a whole lot safer.

6. How long leftovers really last.

7. Did someone say free?

8. Los Angeles, the breakfast capitol.

9. Tricks to help your food taste better.

10. What it’s really like to be in the “Fantasy Suite”.

Spring Shoe Picks

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Spring starts in a couple of days, but here in LA it’s been feeling like Spring for a while. I’ve been on a major shoe kick lately (when am I ever not on a shoe kick?). I honestly shouldn’t buy any more shoes, but I just can’t help myself. A girl can never have too many shoes!

These are some Spring shoes that I have been coveting lately. The first one I’m going to have to get is definitely no. 2, the leopard print is so fun! I’ve also been loving the ankle strap heels. I’ve already got a pair in black and white, and now I want to add something a little more fun.  Some of the trends this Spring in the shoe departments are: Open Toe Booties, Block Heels, and Lace-Up. My favorite being the Open Toe Booties. These can be worn year round, especially here in LA. Here are my top picks that embody the Spring trends.

one // Louise et Cie

two // Steve Madden

three // Sam Edelman

four // Ivanka Trump

five // Vince

six // Steve Madden

seven // Charles David

eight // Steve Madden

nine // Steve Madden

ten // Vince Camuto

Weekend Reading #16

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What a week. After getting back from Vegas celebrating my birthday, my brain has been in complete vacation mode. Don’t you hate when that happens? I’ve been counting down the days until the weekend, and it’s finally here. Today is also my baby Baguette‘s first birthday. Being a new dog mom, I obviously need to celebrate tonight. I’m having friends over for wine and cheese and feeding B a nice big steak! What is everyone else up to this weekend?

1. This meal plan has an entire week set up for only $12 a day.

2. An app to make friends.

3. Sleep deprivation and the scary side effects.

4. How to keep lemons fresh for 3 months.

5. DIY Antibacterial spray.

6. These puppy bellies are everything.

7. 20 uses for Peppermint Oil.

8. Secrets from The Hills.

9. Healthy and yummy stuffed mushrooms.

10. Would you try cupping?