garden party, usa.

garden party.
top to bottom and left to right: pink floral chiffon dress (wallis $78). rose print dress (anna sui $495). sculptured garden floral print dress (clover $69). printed maxi dress (ted baker $385). short garden shift dress (moschino $297). pink floral oil painting devon dress (ted baker $240). floral jacquard dress (badgley mischka $288).

the art of the tank.

its looks like summer days are here again, los angeles!

top row: pink solar spells sleeveless top (french connection $88). double layer cami top (miss selfridge $25). vella stripe linen jersey tank (calypso st. barth $75). olive green laurella tank (the north face $40). amanda pieced sleeveless shirt (fossil $78). bottom row: festival gold fringe crop top (body central $13). sadie mixed media silk tank (go silk $225). mint green double-strapped sleeveless blouse (vero moda $23). striped short top (h&m $13). black two layer tank (alice + olivia $99).


pixie cuts.

below are some of the ladies that occupy my pinterest style board. i thought i just loved the sweater-and-skirt look, but then i noticed they are all gorgeous little pixies. and my mind was made up. so last night, i chopped off all my hair.


the moral of this story is that now i need to find the perfect hair product. so help a girl out and leave me a comment about what you use to keep your hair soft, smooth, and in place!

statement bags for spring.

easy wardrobe refresh alert: fun statement bags to springify winter drab you may have stocked up on. the dolce & gabbana floral numbers pictured below are particularly perfect.

statement bags.
1. mixed floral print cross-body bag. dolce & gabbana. $895
2. mina spikes clutch. christian louboutin. $1,895
3. lock clutch. loeffler randall. $295
4. pansy satchel. dooney & bourke. $218
5. idol shoulder bag. versace. $2,464
6. multicolored jeweled shoulder bag. valentino. $3,845
7. mixed floral print cross-body bag. dolce & gabbana. $890
8. mixed print small miss sicily bag. dolce & gabbana.

leather skirts: perfect for seasonal transitions.

there is nothing better to take you from winter to summer, especially through the odd weather patterns los angeles likes to call spring, than a leather skirt. in fact, my new favorite spring outfit is basic black leather with bright spring florals.


beaded waist crop top (carven $819). pipri leather skirt (muubaa $180). pipa two-piece high heel sandal (ava & aiden $109). mixed floral print cross-body bag (dolce & gabbana $895). enamel daisy ring (marc by marc jacobs $48).


crepe flower applications top (alberta ferretti $1,175). stilt leather mini skirt (helmut lang $950). vintage gilt charm belt (moschino). pigalle stiletto heel (christian louboutin $625). classic monogram clutch (ysl $1,090).


floral bustier top (dolce & gabbana $845). leather and cashmere-blend pencil skirt (calvin klein collection $1,125). nancy chunky wooden sandals (topshop $70). striped clutch bag (nina ricci $1,042). 14k gold hoop earrings (macys $800).

after deciding to put my house hunting on hold for awhile, i decided a more manageable adventure would be to redecorate. again.


spiers sofa in yellow (dot & bo $1,200). rowling leather arm chair (pottery barn $2,299). abstract geometric wool rug (ashbury $5,600). wish bone gold side table set (burke decor $845). starburst sputnik chandelier (dot & bo $430). curved table lamp (marks and spencer).


1958 three-seater sofa (oliver bonas $1,830). meridian coffee table (z gallerie $599). magnum industrial gold floor lamp (alexander and pearl $245). love wall light (matt blatt $54). copenhague cph20 side table (hay $390).

yellow taylor love seat (thrive furniture $1,599). blue edie lounge hair (younger furniture $1,030). lavish rectangular lattice poutf (surya $294). rope trellis navy outdoor pouf (dwellstudio $269). noguchi coffee table (herman miller $1,599). pug french tapestry throw pillow (pillow decor $80).


dots and stripes: maximalism for the risk-averse.

yes, yes, this spring is all about maximalism and pairing crazy prints. my boyfriend lovingly calls it power-clashing. this post is to encourage the more risk-averse of us to engage in this trend. after all, stripes and dots are still prints, right?

sleeveless striped tank (bruuns bazaar $96). polka dot skater skirt (ustrendy $33). blue high heels pumps (rupert sanderson $1,235). beads and sequins clutch (hoss intropia $245). crystal and stone statement necklace (ann taylor $98).

sally polka-dot peplum cami (boohoo $26). zigzag tweed shorts (carven $450). de manta large studded tote (alexander mcqueen $958). maya gladiator footbed sandals (whistles $375). swarovski crystal flower studs (finesse $84).


maritime stripe tunic dress (j.crew $78). bow-nanza polka-dot satchel (betsey johnson $70). heartbreaker two-part heel sandals (topshop $45). brightly colored flower necklace (topshop $30).

chunky monkey: skirts with texture.

texture city usa yall. how gorgeous are these skirts for spring.


1.fringed eyelet skirt. burberry. $5,500
2.velvet sequin pencil skirt. topshop. $40
3.neon printed skirt. zara. $20
4. rubberized-boucle pencil skirt. thom browne. $190.
5. iridescent shimmer pencil skirt. french connection. $75
6. navy giant eyelet pencil  skirt. sea. $330*
7. kacee jacquard knitted pencil skirt. diane von furstenberg. $450

*check out this very similar style on sale at ann taylor right now!

dressed to kill. i mean work.

do any of you work in an environment where you need to dress to impress every day? my office is pretty casual, so this doesn’t apply to me, but i want to hear from you if you need to look “professional” and dressy every day. how hard is it? and how quickly do you say “oh forget it” and wear pants every day?



description: white needle lace shell (cabi $98). contrast piping slim pant (jason wu $795). orange metallic seveven shoe (call it spring $58). medium dressy saffiano leather tote (michael kors $328). secret garden french wire earrings (kate spade new york $68).


description: silk rain b tank (joie $205). torino fitted pencil skirt (reiss $210). red suede pointed heels (gianvitto rosi $690). amorous satchel (rebecca minkoff $445). abstract stone block necklace (warehouse $33).


description: kaley dress (tory burch $237). slim fit tailored blazer (topshop $90). contrasting suede and mesh high heels (gianvito rossi $825). hamilton east west leather satchel bag (michael kors $298). solid collar necklace (first people first $112).


description: fuschia belted skirt (gucci $1,375). saar t strap pumps (michael kors collection $350). sac de jour striped small carryal (saint laurent $2,650). beaded cluster necklace (kenneth jay lane $120).


description: printed silk knit top (balenciaga $775) genero flared jewel print skirt (mary katrantzou $1,885). high heel pumps (rupert sanderson $585). heroine zip up tote (alexander mcqueen $2,085). chiffon drape front cardigan (ally fashion $15). petite prong studs (bauble bar $24).


description: rasputin cami top (coast $58). oliver draped shawl blazer (alice + olivia $396). tailored wool trousers (chloe $835). pointy ankle strap shoes (zara $60). floral laser cut clutch bag (asos $38). fanned out metal necklace (sparkling sage $35).

my february wish list.

feeling a little funky this february.

feb wishlist.
1. tulip print crop top. jonathan saunders. $510
2. lana del rey sweater. shelfies. $60
3. mini titan stone bracelet. rebecca taylor. $375
4. embellished clutch. skinnydip london. $50
5. daisy skater skirt. insane jungle. $30
6. vampire skull studs. kasun. $225
7. orange astro heels. carvela. $200
8. boss hoop earrings. body central. $4
9. neon yellow nail polish. delias. $5