FUN FLORAL

June 25, 2016


Good morning and happy Saturday, Everyone! I just wanted to say a quick hello and share a few images of a super cute floral-print dress I wore to dinner with Emil recently. Normally, I am pretty loyal to solid colors. If I dare to venture into the print territory, I go with the time-tested classics like stripes or polka dots. But every rule has an exception I suppose, because something about this pretty floral print and the color combo just spoke to me. Flirty and fun, this dress has such a summery look and feel! I am also a little partial to dresses I can dress up or down, and this dress just happens to be one of those wear-with-anything numbers I am always obsessing about! So, win, win in every possible way!:) 


LITTLE WHITE LACE

June 23, 2016


I think I've always been a bit partial to a little white dress, and white lace dresses happen to be my particular weakness ( a really pretty midi here & a cute v-neck mini here ). So light and airy, come summer time, a white lace dress is always high up on my must-have list, and the pretty Alexis Gem number I am sporting in today's look, is my latest find! Love absolutely everything about it, from fit, to length, to flared-cuff sleeves and tiered mini skirt.

For today's look, I dressed it up with my Nicholas Kirkwood platform sandals and a vintage Chanel bag, but what I love about this dress so much, is the fact that I can easily dress it down with a pair of flats ( recently wore it with sandals from this post ) and a simple cross body bag ( love the way it looks with this rattan Mark Cross bag ) for a much more easy-going, day-time appropriate vibe. And of course I don't have to tell you how much I love pieces that work for day and night! :)


PANDORA'S SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION

June 20, 2016

I've always been a believer in the power of accessories! I do love clothing of course, yet something about accessories captures my imagination unlike anything else. In fact, a lot of my outfits begin with an accessory. A great pair of heels, a cute bag, or like in the case of today's look, a few sparkly favorites from PANDORA's Summer collection

If you read my blog on the regular, you probably already know that PANDORA jewelry holds a very special place in my heart. I think my obsessions started when I first spotted a classic PANDORA bracelet with charms, and was really drawn to the idea that every single charm is not just a beautiful piece of jewelry, but has a very special meaning expressed through the design.


WEEKEND GETAWAY PACKING LIST

June 19, 2016


I'll be the first to admit that my packing game was not always strong. In fact, up until very recently, I was definitely guilty of sporadic packing, as a result of which, I'd often bring way more things than I actually needed. Another major downside of my packing strategy was the failure to take into account the where and the what, by which I mean, the place we would be visiting and what it is we were planning to do. So, I'd often forget to bring some of the things I would now consider my absolute weekend getaway must haves.

Well, practice does make perfect I suppose, and after a few disastrous trips, I've learned that when it comes to packing smart, versatility is definitely the best way to go! Take our trip to Rancho Valencia for example. I wanted to pack a few things that I could easily dress down for day or up for night. So, I went with a cute off the shoulder top ( also loving this one & this pretty chiffon mint one ), that I could pair with casual paperbag waist shorts for day and skinny jeans and heels for night.


OFF THE SHOULDER RED DRESS

June 17, 2016

And my love affair with anything and everything off the shoulder continues... From dresses to tops, I just can't seem to get enough of this silhouette. So easy and feminine, I don't think anything captures the sprit of summer quite like a great off the shoulder piece does!

Today's cute H&M off the shoulder dress is probably one of my favorite dresses ever. Aside from the fact that I really love a great red dress in general ( recent favorites here & here ), I absolutely adore how casually effortless this one is. From the super flowy silhouette, and tassel-embellished sleeves, to airy cotton fabric that seems to move with every single step you take, I love it all!

For today's look, I paired with my Mark Cross rattan & leather bag and Tory Burch tassel sandals, but I've worn it in a much more casual way, paired with Chloe Hudson studded cross body bag & black studded sandals ( last seen here ) and it worked just as well!  Basically, the possibilities of wearing it are completely endless, and of course you know how I feel about that! :)


A DAY IN SAN DIEGO

June 14, 2016

After spending 3 very relaxing days at Rancho Valencia, Emil and I decided to make a quick stop in San Diego before heading back to LA. We love SD, and it's been a while since our last visit, so we figured this was a perfect opportunity to visit a few of our favorite spots. 

When we got to San Diego, we realized that it was definitely a bit cooler than Rancho Valencia, which was a nice surprise considering we planned to spend the day walking around. It was also a bit cloudy at first, but the sun came out by mid-day, and we ended up enjoying one of those amazingly beautiful days when everything comes together in the most magical way.


KÉRASTASE MAGISTRAL

June 13, 2016


If you read my blog on the regular, you may remember that I had the pleasure of teaming up with a luxury hair care brand Kérastase while I was in Paris during February Fashion Week. As part of our collaboration, I got a chance to learn more about their iconic Nutritive and new Nutritive Magistral haircare ranges and find out first hand about the research and innovation behind the brand's latest technological advancements. I also got a behind the scenes glimpse into Kérastase's #HairLanguage campaign. The brand partnered with the former FBI agent, Joe Navarro to showcase the secret meaning behind the way women touch their hair. The campaign unveils that when a woman's hair is dry to the touch, her range of self-expression is limited, and Kérastase aims to help women revitalize  their hair so it is soft, smooth and completely irresistible to the touch!