July 24, 2014

Romping Around Town

Aside from a few red-hot ensembles like this one, you'll typically find me pretty casual especially since I moved to Venice. Beach life... it's a real thing! Scooped up this romper last week because I needed wanted it in my life: spell & the gypsy collective romper, how to wear white romper, summer look
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spell & the gypsy collective romper, how to wear white romper, sole society sandals
{spell & the gypsy collective playsuit // sole society sandals c/o // target sunnies // t + j designs leopard bangle c/o}

You know how I feel about rompers: they're a one-stop outfit which always makes getting dressed in the AM a little easier. The struggle is real sometimes! I wore this over the weekend to run around with the BF and all was fine and dandy until I consumed coffee and a bottle of water. Yeah, that bathroom thing, it's really the only con when it comes to rompers.

Pursuit Tip: I actually have a very long torso which sometimes leaves me feeling like I have short, stubby legs (I'm only 5'3") so I try to find rompers that define the natural waist with "racer" style shorts to create the illusion of long gams. Try it and I promise you'll feel like you could walk a runway! #werkit

{pursuing white rompers}

July 22, 2014

Lady in Red

Sometimes it feels so good to put on a dress and heels...
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{lovers & friends dress // sam edelman heels - on sale! // capwell bracelet c/o // karen walker sunnies}

There's a confidence that comes when an outfit just falls together and everything fits just right - this is one of those looks. I wore this outfit to the REVOLVE x Just Jared dinner on Saturday and it was a hit! I don't typically go this bold with color but sometimes it's nice to switch it up. Let's all try something new and maybe bold in our outfits this week; it's fun!

My fave part about this dress is the fact that you can wear a bra with it, a regular two-strapped bra. That's what I call #winning in my book. Can we talk about these shoes? Stunners. As I mentioned yesterday, they're beyond comfy and I think I'm going to scoop up the grey pair, too. If you happen to buy 'em, share a pic on social using #pursuingshoes so I can see! 

July 21, 2014

Weekend Warrior: Summer Done Right

We take summer very seriously around these parts. And by "we" I mean anyone who I drag along with me to the beach, pool or other outdoor excursions. It's safe to say I like to have some fun in the sun, so summer is my fave time of the year (besides Christmas)! This weekend was one of those "wow, it really feels like summer" weekends...


Ever since the move to Venice, the boy and I have been enjoying morning beach walks and bike rides. On Saturday we switched it up with a little beach basketball and not to brag or anything, I gave him a run for his money when we played H.O.R.S.E. After a well deserved pancake breakfast, I headed to Nordstrom to pursue some shoes at the #NSALE -- yup, picked up the Sam Edelman pair I posted about last week because they're just too fabulous. Thinking of getting the grey, too! If you happen to pursue they fit true to size and are SO comfy. 

Later in the day I headed to the REVOLVE x Just Jared event in Malibu which was absolutely gorgeous. The weather had been acting up earlier in the day and everyone was a little nervous that it might rain on our outdoor dinner, but the clouds cleared and we ended having the most incredible sunset and even saw a few dolphins! Of course, as soon as the party kicked off the photo booth went popping. I hope we never tire of a good photo booth opp. 

Sunday was indulgent to say the least. In-n-Out + Ice Cream Lab = the perfect Sunday. I mean, it was #nationalicecreamday or as the bf would call it "Alice Cream Day." If you live in LA or happen to be planning a visit, you MUST stop by Ice Cream Lab for the most delectable and freshest ice cream you'll ever have; my go-to is "salt lick crunch." Let's just say that I plan to eat and bronze my way through the summer. Hope your weekend was fab!

Shot some really great outfits over the weekend. Stay tuned... 

July 18, 2014

#TargetStyle: Sunnies of Summer

Of all my fave TargetStyle buys this summer, I have to say that these sunnies have got to be my fave! 

I was drawn to the shape because they remind me of a pair my grandma had back in the 80's that I always thought were so cool and "grown-up". Pretty sure there's a picture somewhere of me wearing the huge frames on my baby face. Wouldn't that be a great flashback friday!?
{target sunnies // spell & gypsy collective romper // mossimo sandals // mason jar tumbler}

By nature, Living in LA makes you a sunglass-a-holic and let's just say that at less than $20 these are a steal of the summer! Not to mention they remind me of a pair of designer sunnies that are significantly more expensive... that's what my bank account calls #winning!

If you're looking for a pair of retro-glam sunnies this season, definitely scoop these up. The best thing about tortoise print sunglasses is that they go with everything because they have a hint of brown and black in them. This full romper look is coming next week... stay tuned. Have a great weekend!  PS: Don't forget to find your style @targetstyle


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.

The Best Shoes in Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

Today is the day: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on! An opportunity to buy fall 2014's hottest products at a discount? Yes, please! Btw, we're talking 30-50% off. I've perused the shoes and figured out exactly what you need this fall:

{go grey}

 Orange grey is the new black. I'm loving strappy heels and fun cut-out details. This fall grab at least one grey heel or bootie; it will be your go-to shoe all season long.

{boots & booties}

The long and short of it : OTK is still here and booties are too. Yay! I'm loving buckle details and just good ol' polished leather.

Remember, Nordstrom keeps these prices for a limited time so pursue quickly. Happy #NSALE shopping!

July 15, 2014

White Out

Do you ever get pinspired? It's a real adjective, you know! A few months ago I spotted this look on Pinterest and knew I was going to make it happen this summer:
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{t + j designs tee c/o // siwy shorts // zara blazer - similar // clare vivier clutch // justfab heels // t + j designs ring c/o}

Love this look for any summer adventure and the best part is that we all have tons of white in our closets; mixing and matching has never been so easy! Did you know T + J Designs  just launched tees? I've been a fan of their jewels for a few years, so I'm super pumped to see them expand their assortment. 

If you're ever looking to get pinspired, head over to my pinterest to peruse all things style, travel, home decor and more. 

July 14, 2014

Let's Workout!

As I mentioned last week, it's time to jump back on the workout train. What's better than working out with friends? No really, that's always been my motto and I don't discriminate between digital and "real-life" friends, so let's push each other to be healthy... and look good doing it!

What pulled me out of the "there's not enough time to workout" slump was a 10-day challenge at one of my fave classes, PopPhysique. I grabbed a few friends and we knocked it out of the park. Okay, we did like 7 of the 10 days but that's still better than nothing! Pop is a mix of bar, light weights and small isometrics movement that work to tone every part of your body, especially the booty, thighs and abs. Not kidding, I've never had a better ab workout than PopPhysique and I've taken plenty of classes in my day! For those of you that need ample cardio in your workout regimen, Pop is a great supplementary class but won't take the place of any serious cardio. More on pop in the coming months!
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{What's in my PopPhysique bag?}
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 {athleta sports bra c/o // actra pants //  triangl neoprene bag // athleta top //  popphysique socks}

actra pants - pants are must because of all the fun (and mildly inappropriate) leg movements that happen during class
athleta sports bra - a light to medium support sports bra is sufficient; I like this one because it comes in a bunch of fun colors and has a comfy t-strap back
popphysique socks - because they're awesome! Socks are must during the class, no tennis shoes.
athleta top - a loose, easy-breezy top that can double as a shirt for after class activities aka late night happy hour

This bag was actually the bag my Triangl bikini came in and has been my go-to for the beach and workouts every since. If you don't have a PopPhysique near you they do have DVDs you can try! I've heard also heard their classes are somewhat similar to Cardio Barre or The Bar Method. Have you tried any of them? Would love to hear your thoughts!