Hello Venice Beach vibes. Once in awhile I come across an outfit that is so me I want to dance around for days. As most of you know, I am not a big dress and skirt girl, and when it comes to going out at night, I live in cool pants and tees. Every so often a piece comes my way that stops me in my tracks, and that my friends, are these A.L.C. shorts from Shopbop. I know some people may ask why, but in person they are just oh so cool. They’re chic, yet comfy, cool girl and beach girl at the same time. In the winter I will throw on a fun sweater and my little booties and make them a bit more edgy.
There is never anything wrong with a simple white tee, and I have way too many. I find at night, that they end up looking so easy and chic with just about anything. This tee is also from A.L.C. and it hangs just perfectly. It is a tad more on the expensive side, but I find that the investment is well worth it.
Two of my favorite go to lines here in Cali are Sundry and Soludos. Sundry makes the most fun bits and pieces with the cutest sayings on them, hence my favorite so far “locals only”. If you haven’t worn a pair of Soludos espadrilles yet you are missing out. They too have so many fun designs to just kick up a vacation outfit anytime.
There is a lot of color and print here, so I simply just added a few of my favorite stackable bracelets from Gorjana. I cannot wait to wear this look over and over, as the whole vibe screams Cali to me, and I couldn’t be more excited!
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I couldn’t be more excited to let you all know that my favorite store Hiptique has opened up a beautiful space in Malibu. This space is a true lifestyle boutique with clothing, intimates, swim, jewelry, giftables and home decor in Santa Monica and Malibu, California. All of the decor and clothing is curated and chosen carefully for women who live, work & play at the beach. I was lucky enough to meet their wonderful owner a few years back, and she and I have built a solid friendship on fashion and sports. As a blogger, I love pulling pieces from her store all year around, as it has my vibes all over it.
This year, you will see a lot of great new lines as she launches on-line, and I will be wearing a ton of it. This past week I had family in town and we spent a ton of time at the beach, so I made sure to head over for a new swimsuit. Of course the boutique is stocked with two of my favorite swim labels, Boys and Arrows and L Space. I have been loving one piece swim this year, when I saw this cute owl print with the amazing halter back I had to have it.
Denim shorts are my go to all summer, and his fun pair has a little detailing to set them apart. Mcguire denim makes the best jeans, and now I am a huge fan of their shorts as well.
When it comes to bags, a fun straw bag like this one from Misa is totally great for the beach and travel. They always are on trend, and they can carry a ton. I added their cute pompom details for some added fun to the look. Some simple shades and Haviana sandals from Nordstrom completed my look.
Check out the fun store shots below, and make your way over to Hiptique.
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Well if it isn’t the heat of summer again! The weather has been gorgeous, and that calls for light and easy dresses for the day. I love finding pieces that have some volume and can easily transition from day to night. One of my favorite stores to shop for pieces on sale is Club Monaco. They always have the cutest rompers and dresses in the summer, and for some reason I always score on their sales. I had a fun event this past Saturday and this Rhodas Dress was just perfect. I love that it is on trend being off the shoulder with the fun bell sleeves.
The details of this dress show off my neckline, and right now I am wearing hoop earrings all over again. I found these fun ones at Nordstrom. I just simply layered some bangles and was all set. These can be found at J.Crew.
For the event, I wore a simple heel, but running around in this dress up here in Venice Beach, I just threw on my clean white Chuck Taylors. There is something so simple about a clean white sneaker in the summer with just about everything I own. I also found this cute little handbag from the B.P. section of Nordstrom. Not only is it the perfect size to hold my cell and credit cards, it was only $25.00!
Cheers to summer, and shop all of my other favorite sale items from Club Monaco below!
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Well, the weather is finally turning and the heat is rising here in NYC. I am lusting after a trip to the beach, and it looks like June may be the time to head back to Cali for a visit. One of my favorite t-shirt lines is Sundry Clothing. They always have the cutest tees that scream happiness on them. When I found this one, I immediately knew I needed to buy it. I love the ringer collar, as it certainly gives it a great 70’s vibe.
Not only that, but these jeans from 7 for all Mankind are kind of off the charts. I am super into anything high-waisted this season, and the slits at the leg are fun and definitely set them apart from any pair that I have. If you are looking for something different this season, these are certainly it. I simply paired them with my favorite Vans sneakers for a full Cali look.
I usually don’t wear a ton of red, but when I find it in an accessory I certainly will go for it. This cross body bag from Topshop is affordable and the perfect pop of color this outfit needed. The size is great too, it is just big enough to hold everything I need for a night out. I am also into layering as many bangles and bracelets as I can these days. A simple rule of thumb, more is better, and you can mix them anyway that you like.
There is no shortage of great denim for Spring, and some of my favorite jeans are below! Make sure you add a white pair this season!
Madwell White Denim
Madwell Denim Flare
7 for All Mankind Slit Denim
Frame Lace-up Denim
Blank NYC Distressed Denim
Topshop Boyfriend Denim
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This past year, while doing quite a bit of shopping at Hiptique, I came across Veronica beard. This label is an elevated American sportswear brand that strikes the balance between classic and cool. Not only are their essentials both effortless and chic, each piece is tailored with the highest level of quality and fit.
The dress above is going to be a staple for me this fall in Los Angeles. The colors are not only gorgeous, but it is so effortless that I can throw on a pump and run to a cocktail event, or wear it with some vintage booties and a leather jacket for a brunch.
The other staple from this label that I have purchased is The Jacket, otherwise know as “our bread and butter”. Launched in the Fall of 2010, with the signature Dickey, this piece is a must have.
Check out some more of my favorite pieces from their collection below. I just purchased two more Dickey’s for the season to put with my signature blazer.