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Trends, Your Style

Long silk dresses and trending accessories!

It is that time of year again when the maxi dress returns!  If you know me well, I tend to live in these during the Spring and Summer, either with my sneakers or booties. From bright poppy florals, to subdued prints like this piece from L’Agence their easy to throw on and get out the door quickly. For work days, I like to sticking to dresses that have sleeves, but for the night, a fun strapless dress is my go to.

Maxi dress

There is something about the warm weather that makes me want to play around with accessories a bit more. Maybe all the layering of coats, scarves, and gloves has me a bit tired, so the second I get to showcase bags and jewelry, I get really excited. One thing that I love, is you can now find a ton of fun and on trend items for under $50. I tend to pick up a handful of these key items, and mix and match them. I am dying for all of the fun bags this season with floral and funky prints, like this one from Topshop. Mixing patterns is a favorite of mine. Check out some picks below!


Topshop Floral Bag     |     Adidas Camo Bag     |     H&M Satin Bag     |     Sole Society Bag

Fashion watch

Okay, so we all need a great staple watch in our lives, but I love seeing some cool ones on the fly for under $50. Thanks to fast fashion, you can find a couple fun ones like the above piece from H&M that don’t have to last forever. I love to layer my watches with a bunch of bangles as well when I don’t have sleeves. Also, try something new in a bandana this season. I am totally a necklace girl, and this trend is fun to play around with. Again, try mixing and matching, that always makes a look more playful. Some more of my favs are below!


Topshop Watch   |   B.P. Bandana   |   Asos Watch    |   Topshop Bandana   |   Topshop Watch

Zappos taupe bootie

Of course we know I love my sneakers, but an easy taupe bootie is a must in every wardrobe. I mean it practically goes with everything that you own. This pair from Zappos couldn’t be more comfortable, and if you can believe they too are under $50! Check out some other ones that will not break the bank, and I have test driven them all on the streets, and these four are all comfortable. As they wear in the taupe looks more vintage like, which adds a cool factor to any outfit!


Zappos Bootie    |    Michael Antonio Bootie    |    H&M Bootie    |    Asos Bootie


Everyday, Lifestyle

Karina Grimaldi maxi dress screams autumn in the city

This maxi dress from Karina Grimaldi, available at Hiptique is spot on for fall. The colors scream autumn in the city, and the tassel details are right on trend. Being here in Los Angeles, it is easy to get away without a jacket during the day, but as night falls, a simple leather jacket and booties make the look complete.

Fun prints maxi dress

I took the day to shoot around FIDM where I studied after college. The campus is beautiful, and the trees are full of leaves that have turned the perfect fall shades. It’s always a reminder of how far I’ve come since the days of being a student here on campus. I had the chance to come back and speak, as always, I had a wonderful day talking to the students.

karina grimaldi dress

At this time of year, there are quite a few fashion events around the city, my go to is a long dress I can run around in easily. Karina Grimaldi is one of my favorites, as she always uses fun prints and details in the designs. As her seasons evolve, so do the designs, and you can find the best selection on Revolve Clothing.

long dress from revolve

Check out some of my favorite pieces in her collection below

Santa Barbara wine tasting and shopping in the fall
Lifestyle, Travel

Fall weekend getaway to Santa Barbara wine tasting and shopping

One of the best things about fall in California, is that the weather is just perfect for a fall weekend getaway up the coast. Every year we take a quick trip to Santa Barbara for a fun day of wine tasting and shopping.

I love a long maxi dress this time of year, and this one from A.L.C is just perfect. The cut out details are on trend, and the florals add a feminine touch.

floral maxi dress


floral maxi dress


When I travel, I always bring a fun hat, and my favorite line right now is KIN / K. Their felt hats are a mix of modern luxury with a touch of cool girl vibes.

Fun felt hat


fun felt hat KIN/K

The Funk Zone is our favorite place to go, as many wineries have tasting rooms in this one mile area. The day always begins with lunch and a coffee at The Lucky Penny. Their pizzas are amazing.

blue boots

As the sun begins to set, we generally head back to my favorite hotel, The Fess Parker. It is close to downtown and easy to get around. Dinner is always the same. We love the new on trend spot The Lark, as it is trendy and cool.

When Sunday rolls around, we always take a quick trip to Montecito for shopping. One of my favorite stores in California is Jenni Kayne. After that it is time to hit the road down the coast of Malibu to stop for lunch at  the Reel Inn to complete our trip.

Shoes are Marc Jacobs vintage (no longer available) Similar style here


blue velvet boots