Striped Dress

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Dress: Zara // Bag: Gucci {similar} // Ring: Monica Vinader // Earrings: BaubleBar {similar and on sale!} // Shoes: Urban Outfitters

It’s starting to feel warm in Los Angeles. Shockingly I feel like we’ve been having a very cold and rainy year so far. But it’s starting to warm up and you know what that means…it’s time to start wearing dresses. Dresses are some of my favorite things to wear because you really don’t have to think too much when putting together an outfit. I recently bought this Zara dress online and I’m obsessed. It’s a thicker material so it’s perfect for the transition weather. Stripes have also become a new obsession of mine. They’re a fun pattern that’s perfect for spring!

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Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

Choker Sweater

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Sweater: Ooh La Luxe {similar} // Jeans: Frame Denim // Boots: Nordstrom {similar} // Bag: Gucci {similar} // Earrings: BaubleBar // Ring: Michael Kors

How was everyone’s week? Mine has been crazy busy. Monday I had work meetings all day and then I had to run home for a Bachelor viewing party we were throwing at our apartment. We had plenty of rose, cucumbers and cheesy pasta (Corinne/Raquel style)! I also made a apple gruyere toast, which I may do a blog post on in the future because it’s DELISH!

Can we just talk about the Bachelor finale?? Let’s be honest we all knew Nick was going to pick Vanessa but I was surprised at how much they lacked chemistry during AFR (After the Final Rose for you noobs). I felt like Nick and Vanessa liked each other as much as everyone liked Juan Pablo. It was slightly painful to watch. But kuddos to Raven for looking AMAZING and taking the high road. Also, I was really surprised they showed some of Rachel’s men for the next season. As completely awkward as the whole exchange was, it got me pretty excited for her season. Is it May yet??

Speaking of the Bachelor/Bachelorette, I have to make a confession. I saw JoJo Fletcher wearing this sweater on her snapchat, so I went out and bought it. Total Mean Girls style. But I mean come on, this sweater is SO CUTE, am I right? This choker sweater has been in serious rotation in my wardrobe. I love it for a casual day with some jeans and booties like I styled here. I’ve also worn this for a night out with a leather jacket thrown over it and some heels. How would you guys style this sweater?

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Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

Purple Duster

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Duster: Style Delivers // Dress: Forever 21 // Bag: Gucci {similar} // Boots: Gucci (on sale!) // Necklace: BaubleBar {similar} // Bracelets: BaubleBar and Library // Rings: BaubleBar {similar} , Anita Ko {similar} and LVL Collective

I stumbled upon a small boutique on Melrose Avenue called Style Delivers last year, and I’ve become hooked. They sell a lot of fast fashion items at a reasonable price point. It’s a great store to look for Vegas dresses, which I’m going in a couple weeks for my birthday and I can not wait! My first time into Style Delivers I saw this purple duster and I absolutely fell in love! It’s so chic and so soft. It’s perfect to throw over a plain dress or even some jeans to create some mega-drama!

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Speaking of drama – let me just tell you about my weekend… I went to Napa for a friend’s birthday celebration. All was good until the rain hit. Being from the east coast you would think a little rain wouldn’t scare anyone. My flight going to Napa got cancelled but luckily I got on another one that flew out. Our other friends got delayed and ended up having to spend the night at the airport. Oh but wait, the drama doesn’t stop there. While in Napa, we went out to a nice dinner only to find a staple in my food. Yup. A staple. I don’t think I’ve ever been so traumatized.

After those rough 24 hours you’d think, nothing else could go wrong. Right? I was ready to get back to LA and see my dog and just sit on the couch and CHILL. That was until I got an alert saying my flight once again got cancelled. Luckily my friends champed it with me and we ended up getting a rental car and drove from Napa back to LA. It only took us, oh you know, about 8 hours to get home.

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As crazy and terrible the things life threw at us were, I had a pretty fun weekend. Rather than wallow in our misery we made the most of the trip and ended up having a blast. Plus I discovered a new favorite line of champagne from Mumm Winery. We also decided on our trip that we’re going to be doing two weeks of Whole 30, and attempt the Year of Yes. So wish us luck, we might need it!

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Photos by: Jordan Zobrist

A Day At The Getty

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Last week my mom came to town which was super exciting because it had been a couple years since she was in LA. Most of the week we just hung out around the house while my mom cooked all of my favorite home cooked meals (#winning)! On the last day of her trip, my roommates and I took her to The Getty museum. We went to the Brentwood location, not the Malibu one. This was my first time at The Getty. I had heard great things from a lot of people, but I was still shocked to see how beautiful the grounds were. The Getty has one of the most spectacular views of all of LA.

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While at The Getty, we checked out one of the buildings with paintings and photography. We saw Monet and Van Gough paintings, which were really awesome to see up close. After checking out the artwork, we walked over to the garden. The garden was so beautiful, serious GOALS. The scenery was incredible. I enjoyed walking around and just looking at the architecture of the buildings just as much as the artwork inside of them.

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If you like museums and are in the LA area, I highly recommend checking out The Getty. I would definitely go back again and check out some of their other exhibits!

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Choker Crush

choker crushI have got a major crush on chokers right now. Who knew that this Kristin Cavallari, early 2000’s trend would come back in full force. I sure didn’t, but I’m very glad it did! I’m obsessed with the choker trend and love pairing it with any of my off the shoulder tops. It really helps to accentuate the décolletage, and some chokers even make your neck appear slimmer. Here are some of my favorite chokers. I currently own #5 (also seen on JoJo Fletcher from the Bachelorette) and #7. I wear them ALL the time. Chokers are great because they can really add a pop to a plain outfit. I can’t wait to get my hands on these others. What do you guys think of the trend?

one // Cutout Spiral Choker

two // Phoebe Choker

three // Andra Choker

four // Carat Choker

five // Turquoise Gemstone Choker

six //  Rhinestone Flower Choker

seven // Velvet Rope Wrap

Black and White

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Leather Jacket: Nasty Gal // Shirt: Brandy Melville // Shorts: LF {similar here and here} // Shoes: Urban Outfitters {similar here} // Bag: Gucci // Necklace: BaubleBar // Ring: Vintage {similar here}

There is nothing I love more than an all black and white ensemble. It’s my go to look for day or night. The weather is finally warming up here in LA and we’re finally getting the summer heat. The other night I went out to dinner (sushi, my fave!) and then off to a comedy show to support a friend of a friend. I knew we would be going out afterwards so I threw together this simple, yet chic look that I could take from day to night. I’m obsessed with this leather jacket I got at Nasty Gal. It’s pretty much the only outerwear I ever bring out to the bars. It’s cropped and so cute over a dress or even a blouse with a pair of jeans. These strappy sandals are also a must for me. I got them for New Years Eve and I’ve been wearing them almost every weekend ever since. They’re the perfect pair of heels that go with absolutely every outfit.

I feel like I’ve been going to a lot of comedy shows lately. If you’re ever in the LA area and looking for a good laugh, I highly recommend The Improv or The Comedy Store!

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Floral Dress

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 A couple months ago, I went to a BCBG sample sale with one of my co-workers. There I found this gorgeous floor length floral gown. It was one of those items where I thought “I have to have it”, but at the same time “I have no idea where I’m going to wear this”. While I haven’t found the perfect event to wear this dress yet, I decided to put it on while at a friend’s house. She has the most gorgeous backyard that really complimented the dress. For now, I put the dress back into my closet hoping to wear it at the next wedding I attend.

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Knee High Boots

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Dress: Reformation [Similar] // Socks: Nordstrom [Similar] // Boots: Gucci // Earring: BaubleBar [Similar] // Bracelet: Library, BaubleBar [Similar], Gorjana [Similar]

There’s nothing I like more about fall than the clothing. LA has surprisingly been getting colder in the past couple weeks to the point where it’s appropriate to layer. During the day it’s still fairly warm out so I can get away with a dress like this Reformation one. At night it cools down drastically to the point of needing a sweater, or even a light jacket. I’m absolutely loving knee high boots for the fall. They’re perfect to throw on with a dress, or even a pair of jeans. This outfit is my current go-to for fall in LA, and also my way of channeling my inner Kylie Jenner.

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photography by Rebecca Collins

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Teal Dress

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Dress: BCBG (Similar) // Shoes: ASOS // Sunglasses: Dior //  Watch: ToyWatch // Ring: Penn State, BaubleBar // Necklace: Gorjana

Last week my coworker and I went to a BCBG warehouse sale in Downtown LA. There were so many fun dresses and this was one of the items I got. I’m absolutely obsessed with this dress. It’s so flowy and fun for the summer heat here in LA. I’m also currently in LOVE with my new Dior ‘So Real’ sunglasses. They seriously are the coolest sunnies I own, and were definitely worth the splurge. I love throwing on a dress and cute slip-ons for a pulled together look whether you’re going to work, a date or dinner with friends.

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Photography: Rebecca Collins

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White Blouse

white2Shirt: Show Me Your Mumu // Shorts: Frame Denim // Shoes: Gucci [Similar] // Sunglasses: Quay // Necklace: BaubleBar // Rings: Vintage, Anita Ko, BaubleBar

Currently I am sitting at about 33,000 feet up in the air. I’m taking a quick trip to NY to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday this week. I’m excited to go back and visit all of my family and friends in the east coast. There’s nothing better than a little vacation and a quick R&R to amp up your week. I packed this entire outfit sans the shoes to bring with me to NY. I’m obsessed with this white blouse by Show Me Your Mumu. It’s flowy and the back adds a little drama with the low cut. This sailor collar from BaubleBar is also a new favorite. It adds the perfect amount of edge to an outfit. I will definitely be wearing this outfit again at some point this week.

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