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My Style, Weekend whereabouts

Making a weekend trip easy breezy!

When it comes to getting away for the weekend, I really try to bring pieces that I can mix and match so that my suitcase stays somewhat organized. Lately it seems that I am on a plane every other weekend or so, and making my fashion and beauty routine simple is a must. Sticking to a color palette that works across the board, is always a good idea. I also keep my makeup and nighttime routine very minimal and stick with the basics ( I mean you can always buy something if needed).

Trendy graphic tee for weekend trip

This whole look from J.Crew is fun, on trend, and so comfortable for travel. I usually add a jean jacket for the plane, as I always get cold. One thing I love about this graphic tee, is that you can wear it with a pair of jeans, a maxi skirt, or layer a leather jacket over it and make it into several looks. I usually pack two fun ones with me to wear.

colorful clutch

When it comes to bags, I like to make it easy. I found this colorful clutch from J.Crew that can also be thrown into my bigger tote for the day as a wallet. Anytime you can use one bag for the night it really helps with space. Mixing and matching patterns is big so go for it when it comes to this trend.

Leopard print pants

It is all about the lightweight pants. I can’t stand to be uncomfortable when I travel, and once the weather is nicer, linen pants work so well for me. How cool are these leopard print ones from J.Crew? For the night, I will add my nude pump and a cool blouse for a dinner date. Once again, I try to pack a fun pair that can be worn several ways over the weekend. Of course I always pack one jean in my suitcase as well!

New Balance sneakers for the weekend

Well shoes seem to be my hardest struggle when I pack. I simply want to bring ten pairs of sneakers with me, I mean who doesn’t? These New Balance kicks are perfect. Since they are full of color and very comfortable, they go with all my looks. Now all I simply need to pack are my running shoes, and one pump for the evening.

Baby-G watch

I used to never wear a watch, or maybe it was that they all didn’t work! These days I seem to be running all over, and knowing that I forget my charger half of the time, I like to make sure I have on a timepiece. Lately I have been into fun and sporty ones, like this dusty rose Baby G from Nordstrom. It is not very expensive, water resistant, and totally fun. Remember, keep it simple, have fun with wardrobe and mix and match to make your travel weekend easy!

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Style Guide, Your Style

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding!

It is that time of year again already. It seems like with a blink of an eye, wedding season is upon us once again. I have three coming up this season, and like most women I want to look fabulous on a budget. With so many fun options, I like to stand out with fun color either in the dress itself, like this amazing yellow lace piece from Nordstrom or in a detailed accessory.

Spring wedding romper

This Christian Dior bag from The Real Real was a steal. If you are like me, I love to find designer items on a budget. This site is amazing for that, and this purse is not only fun, but definitely has fun pops of color whether you pair it with a bold dress, or a simple black number for a dressier wedding.

CHRISTIAN DIOR EMBOSSED LEATHER SADDLE BAG

Two of the weddings I will be attending are in California, and the nights always cool off. Instead of bringing along a pashmina, I like to do something a bit more playful and unexpected. This soft suede Blank NYC jacket Is perfect. The color is gorgeous, and it goes right along with my personality. A long duster coat would also be a perfect addition to many dresses.

Morning Suede Moto Jacket

Check out some of my favorite picks for any occasion, all that will keep a girl on a budget!

Lace Overlay Romper for a spring wedding

Socialite Dress $79

Ruffle One-Shoulder Dress

Cupcakes and Cashmere Dress $105

Hadley Lace Midi Dress

Wayf Dress $95

Spring wedding DRIGGS DRESS

Likely Dress $178

Scarf-Print Maxi Dress

Eliza J Dress $158

Long Chiffon Dress

H&M Dress $69.99

Cold Shoulder Satin Midi Dress

Topshop Dress $85

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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!

Accessories

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!

Accessories

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!

Booties

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

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Trends, Your Style

Palm Trees and Beaches!

Well, it has been almost three months in New York City, and I couldn’t be more excited to be home in California for a week! Not only do I get to relax by the beach, but my entire family is also in town to watch the Milwaukee Bucks play. I mean, what would a trip be without some sports event involved? The first thing I will be doing is taking a long run in Venice and brunching at my favorite spot Rose Café. For the rest of the trip we will either be at Staples Center for some NBA or planted watching the NCAA tourney at Baja Cantina in Marina Del Rey!

fun jacket

Leaving the blizzard behind, my first thought was to wear a skirt without tights. This may be the first day that my winter coat is off, and I am loving it! One of my favorite lines, Paige Denim, just did the coolest collaboration with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I am obsessed with this piece for Spring. Play around with a fun statement on the back like this “Forever and Ever” Rosie HW X Paige bomber. Also, hoops are making a comeback, and Topshop always has really fun jewelry that is spot on trend wise.

Beach skirt

Leather and suede in white and pastel colors are another big trend this season. I love this fun skirt from Topshop to dance around in. Since it is high-waisted it looks great with a simple tank tucked into it and layered with a jacket. When the weather is even warmer, a fun crop top will be perfect as well.

Palm tree clutch

What would a trip be like to Los Angeles without a trendy iridescent clutch highlighted with palm trees? I love to invest in handbags that I will have for years, but when it comes to something more playful, I love finding cute ones that are under $50. This one, again from Topshop works for all of my vacations coming up. You are going to see a lot of funky and fun iridescent pieces this Spring, so break out of your shell and try it in a fun accessory.

Sneakers for the beach

You had me at hello once again Nike. I am absolutely loving this Air Force 1 High Top. The little bit of powder blue on the bottom makes it for me. I love the all white pair, but now the added color definitely adds some spring into my step. Once again, look out for all things pastel this season, especially in shoes. You can pair these with some cropped denim and a tee, or play them up like I did here with a fun skirt.

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Everyday, Game Day

March Madness is here!

Well, it is already the middle of March, and the NCAA men’s college basketball tourney has begun. I grew up watching my father coach UNLV in three final four tournaments. The memory of winning the National Championship in 1990 makes me nostalgic every year when this time comes around. The athletes and coaches pour their heart and souls into every game, and the excitement of it all never gets old. This year, I will get the opportunity to see the Sweet 16 here in New York City, and this Game day style is casual and works for every fan. If your team is in the hunt, make sure to sport your team colors along the way!

track jacket

The track jacket is back, and there are no shortage of great ones to be found from many retailers. I love this one from H&M because it is simple and comes in a few different colors. I will mix it up with tees during the games, and it will look fun at night with an edgy leather skirt in the summer.

Vintage tee

Athleisure is huge right now, and many stores like Topshop are doing fun throw back vintage tees from different college and pro teams. Since I am not really routing for any team in particular, this fun Wildcats shirt screams team spirit with a cool girl edge.

Boyfriend denim

Now to the jeans. If you are following trends, frayed and patchwork boyfriend denim is all the rage. Try a fun style that suits your body type. This pair from Zara have a wide leg and sit at the hip, which is perfect for my frame. If you are a bit shorter or curvy, try a higher-waisted pair that come to the ankle with a straighter leg.

My own look

One way to show your rah rah style, is with a pop of gold! Thanks to H&M this handbag not only adds a fun touch, but it is under $50. I paired it with a simple watch from H&M as well and stacked on some rings from Topshop to make the look my own.

Adidas throwback sneaker

Last, lets not forget about the shoes Stan Smith! I love the comeback that Adidas is having right now. This throwback sneaker was one of my first pairs back in the day, and now they are back on trend. I love that you can get them in plain white, or find a pair with the small bit of color at the heel.

Cheers to MARCH MADNESS AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ON THEIR BRACKETS! Check out mine below, who knows how it will shape up, but it sure is fun to do one with friends. You can sign up right at www.espn.com.

National championship

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