Black, white and red all over...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

blouse: J.Crew (affordable option here) | pants: H&M (old- similar here) | coat: Choies | heels: Christian Louboutin (similar style here) | bag: Chanel (vintage- similar here) | sunglasses: Karen Walker | watch: Michael Kors | bracelets: Mindy Mae's Market, David Yurman (similar here) | ring: Forever 21 (love this one!) | earrings: Kate Spade

Ok, so it's not exactly coat season yet. But I am so excited to start wearing coats, boots and piling on the layers! Fall cannot come soon enough. I love searching for coats that are trendy, yet affordable. Choies is a great website to find less expensive alternatives to well designed coats and jackets. 

The jacket featured in this post is under $50! But the best part? It actually fits! For those of you with a petite frame, check out this style. Fits me perfectly. I'm normally swimming in most coats so I was pleasantly surprised to find this one fitted so well. 

Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Pre-Fall Picks: Forever 21

Monday, August 18, 2014

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I love affordable, trendy stores to stock up on seasonal pieces. The likelihood of me wearing the same items every year is pretty slim, especially since trends and my personal style are always changing or evolving. So to spend a lot of money on pieces I'm only going to wear once or twice seems silly. 

Forever 21 is probably my favorite affordable store to shop at. The stores themselves can be overwhelming, but the website is MUCH easier to shop. Majority of my Forever 21 purchases have been online and I recommend shopping this way to find more items you're likely to never find in store. 

For fall, I love black, burgundy, blush and grey paired with denim and leather. You really can't go wrong with these combinations. I like unexpected basics with a twist in these neutral color schemes to keep everything chic and simple. 

What's on your fall list?

Traveling in Style

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Travel Style + Must Haves
watch: Michael Kors | sunglasses: Karen Walker | headphones: Frends | iPad case: Gigi New York | jeans: Gap | blouse: Choies | lip balm: Sara Happ | lotion: Soap & Glory | espadrilles: Madden Girl | duffel bag: Sole Society
I love traveling. I don't care if I'm flying somewhere an hour away for only a day. I'm just always excited to be going somewhere. Tomorrow I'm off to Santa Barbara for one of my best friend's bachelorette party and I am ecstatic! It's been awhile since seeing any of my friends back in California so I am overjoyed with excitement that I'll get to spend an entire weekend with some of them. 

Anytime I travel I like to be comfortable, but still chic. No pajamas on planes people! I've been obsessed with these Madden Girl leather espadrilles and they are the perfect shoes for traveling, especially through security checkpoints in airports. I also like to pack lip balm and hand lotion since my skin and lips seem to get very dry on airplanes. I've been loving Lip Slip by Sara Happ- SUPER moisturizing.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! 
I'll be getting my wine on in sunny (hopefully) California!