September 17, 2014

Romping Around Paris

It's one of those "everyday feels like Friday" weeks. #theworst And now that Paris Fashion Week is upon us, I've been daydreaming about the 2.5 seconds I spent in Paris back in August. It was spectacular to say the least and exactly like you could imagine in all it's Parisian glory. Now I just have to find a way back!

One accessory I packed specifically for my stop in Paris was this Janessa Leone hat (getting a hat around the world takes determination btw)...
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paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
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{f21 romper - similar // janessa leone hat // sole society bag & flats}

For a day trip to Paris I felt so much pressure to pick the perfect outfit - I mean it's PARIS! This romper called my name from a F21 window because of its earth tones that can easily work throughout fall.  Added a few accessories and a cross-body bag (essential for traveling) and tah-dah. Of course, I took a shoe shot standing from the Eiffel Tower! More on Paris coming soon.

To be honest, I haven't been much of a F21 shopper for a few years but they're kind of stepping up their styling/product game and I'm not mad at it! Speaking of, I may have just done some romper damage on the site. #sorrynotsorry

{pursuing rompers}


September 16, 2014

#TuesdayShoesday: Insta-Shoes

There's been a lot of shoe candy on my insta lately, we're talking drool worthy! I thought I'd share in case you're not following me (follow me!) or you want to shop the styles from the blog: 
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Christian Louboutin Pigalle - spotted these in NY at the RewardStyle blogger event. Bluefly was sharing some of the amazing designer finds they have available on their site! Who knew they carried CL
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J. Crew loafers - I had been pursuing these for awhile and finally pulled the plug on my last day in NY. These are going to be on heavy rotation once the weather cools down in LA! 
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Altuzarra for Target booties - Speaking of pursuing shoes, these just happened to come home with me after the Altuzarra x Target party.  They're surprisingly comfy and the croc detail gives them a designer feel! 
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This is what it looks like when two shoe-aholics share a hotel room at NYFW! 
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Loeffler Randall sandals - we're experiencing a heat wave in LA LA land which means I get to keep wearing my fave summer sandals (insert clap hands emoji)! 
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Manolo Blahnik BB pump - these were my first designer shoe purchase (6 years ago) and they were the best purchase I've ever made because of the classic style and all-around comfort. Psst... Manolo > Jimmy Choo on comfort!

Btw, you can always shop my Insta on the right side bar. Happy #TuesdayShoesday, shoe lovers. Hope you're having a good week! 

September 15, 2014

#PursuitgoestoNY: Day 2 of NYFW

... and days 3 and 4. As I mentioned in my NYFW tips & tricks, the experience is truly magical and exhausting all at the same time. Every time I head to fashion week I think "there's no way I can drink more coffee than I did last time" and I always prove myself wrong. I also proved, after a 4am night or as Hallie would call it "bloggers behaving badly", that I can no longer wear heels for almost 20+ hours and walk like a normal human being the next day. Makes me sad but I guess it's a sign of being in your late twenties?! #tears

Anywho, this season I opted for separates as they can easily be mixed & matched for impromptu events. Also, what would fashion week be without a cape? 
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{bb dakota cape - similar from bcbg // zara skirt - love this one // nordstrom crop-top - similar // bcbg bag // zara heels}

Switch out the heels with something sparkly and this could be a great holiday look! Are you feeling the cape look? Honestly, I feel like it's an updated version of a blazer - helps pull the whole look together without feeling stuffy.

{pursuing b&w NYFW looks}








September 11, 2014

#TargetStyle: Blogger Style Session

Fact: everything's better with friends. As a teenager, I'll I wanted to do (besides chase boys) was plan shopping dates with my bff. There's something about having a PIC telling you "hey, that looks incredible" or "nope, not doing it for you" or even inspire you to try a new look you'd never think of on your own. As a "grownup" I continue to look to others for style inspiration and appreciate the bff shopping dates even if they're few and far between.

For this month's Target campaign, Tarjay paired me up with another fab LA blogger, LA by Diana, for a little styling session. A new perspective is always nice especially as we head into the fall season. Diana and I chatted about my style, pieces I'm coveting for fall, my love for mixing high & low priced styles, and we ended up with this: 

So me, right? I'm really embracing pencil skirts right now! Plaid is the print of the season and although plaid pencil skirts typically scream librarian, this baby proves it can be styled in a sexy and fresh way with a crop top and Jimmy Choo heels. As the weather cools down, I'm ready to pair it with a chunky knit sweater and cute high-heeled booties. Speaking of fall, there's a lot of pinspiration happening over on Pinterest! If only we could get some 60 degree temps to start bringing out the layers. #LAproblems PS: Don't forget to find your style @targetstyle

{pursuing plaid skirts}





Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

September 9, 2014

#PursuitgoestoNY: Day 1 of NYFW

True life: I'm getting old. The telling sign? When I had to swap out my comfy Zara heels for Yosi Samra flats mid Mara Hoffman show because I couldn't stand the pain on the balls of my feet from 3 days/nights of wearing heels. More on that later...

Last Thursday I hit the city running! I landed in the early AM hours, wearing my fave 'I woke up like this' shirt', and pretty much walked off the plane into the BCBG show at Lincoln Center. This season I opted for separates that can be added to the fall rotation. With fashion week, it's easy to fall prey to buying something new and fabulous that can literally never be worn IRL.
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{zara leather skirt & blouse // bcbg bag // karen walker sunnies // j. crew heels - similar here}

Grabbed this look at Zara right before I left; excited to pair this leather skirt with crop tops for fall and chunky knits in winter. En route to the show I attempted my best Eva Chen and the Lucky EIC even commented on my Insta! Let's just say that kicked off a fabulous Day 1 at NYFW.

More about my "I'm getting old" stories later this week. Stay tuned... 

{pursuing leather skirts}


September 4, 2014

Styling LBDs for Fall

It seems like eons ago that I was on a ship cruising around Europe, yet it was only 3 weeks ago; time flies when you're a grown up! We had a few fabulous nights in London one of which was at the theatre seeing Jersey Boys - definitely a must see if you haven't. I opted for a moto look, transitioning a regular LBD to the cooler temps with leather and booties:
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LBD, leather jacket, fall booties, fall outfits, what is fashion, fashion for fall
LBD, leather jacket, fall booties, fall outfits, what is fashion, fashion for fall
LBD, leather jacket, fall booties, fall outfits, what is fashion, fashion for fall
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{naven 'twiggy' dress - rent for $40 // zara leather jacket // karen walker sunnies // sole society booties c/o}

You can't go wrong with an almost all black ensemble especially when it means repurposing an LBD and wearing a leather jacket! Rented this dress from The Stylist LA for the trip and fell so much in love with it that I just rented again for NYFW.  Are you guys ready for fall? I could definitely entertain some fall weather for a bit!

{pursuing LBD looks for Fall}








September 3, 2014

NYFW Tips & Tricks

'Tis the season of high heels and sore toes, champagne toasts and caffeine overdoses, new friends and even better memories... ahh, it must be New York Fashion Week! I'm about 12 hours away from jumping on a red-eye to the Big Apple and finally sitting down to figure out my schedule, outfits, and everything in between.

 For all of my blogger friends, if you missed out on the #glamfamchat last night, below are a few of my tips & tricks for prepping/covering fashion week. For all of my awesome readers, the below may be kind of comical but I hope you enjoy. 
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Two must-have accessories: sunnies and portable phone charger. Don't be the girl hungover from last night's NYFW after-party standing at Starbucks with huge bags under your eyes, waiting for her phone to charge. 

How to stay organized: use Gdocs & icals and make sure to take into consideration time change and transportation to and fro said events. Also, pre-plan outfits to avoid AM crazies. I like to snap pics on my phone and make special iPhone album to reference. 

What to expect: great memories, new friends, and more caffeine & champagne than you can imagine. 

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 Follow along on Instagram & Twitter for all the craziness and your not-so typical NYFW coverage!