October 20, 2014

A Very Venice Fall

Today is all about casual weekend vibes... really "Venice-y" ones:
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{rag & bone jeans & steve madden booties c/o piperlime // sole society hat c/o // j. crew silk cami // banana republic cardi - similar here}

Remember the Hot Cheetos and Takis song? I currently have the same enthusiasm for hats and booties - hmm, I see a fashion blogger music video in the future. Anyway, I digress. Based on a few recent posts  (a la here)  it's safe to say that fall isn't complete without some type of hat x bootie combo. Piperlime  sent over these booties last week and at first I was a little nervous but quickly realized how different and awesome they are from the typical culprits; sometimes black and cognac booties won't do the trick when you're feeling sassy!

{pursuing a very Venice fall}


October 17, 2014

Fun in the Sun with Olay Fresh Effects Sunscreen

Lately, I’ve been on the go-go-go... even more than normal. On top of that a few trips to New York have turned my sleep schedule upside down (as proven by my 4:30am tweets). Over the weekend I spent some time with my sisters in LA and San Diego and decided to test out Olay Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Moisturizing Sunscreen. My skin has taken a toll from the recent lack of sleep and I knew a weekend of playing mom and big sis was only going to make it that much better worse. Here’s a little recap of our weekend and my thoughts on Olay’s new Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen:


Saturday It’s going to be a busy day and it was somewhat of a late night last night. Aka, I look like a hot mess. I put on Olay Fresh Effects {Soak Up the Sun Protection!} Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen under my makeup and head out to pick up sister number 1.


12:00pm Baby sister in tow (she’s actually 12) and we’re off to AYSO soccer. Yay, for playing soccer mom! A quick check in the review mirror and my face looks surprisingly refreshed. #thankgoodness
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2:00pm Soccer game underway, sitting in direct LA sunlight (it’s 80+ degrees, btw), and grateful that I have sunscreen in my moisturizer. Feeling like a proud sister when my little sister scores a goal! 

4:00pm Off to San Diego to visit our other sister who’s a college student at USD! 3 hour drive here we come. 

7:00pm Starving college student sister is dying for In-n-out and I’m dying to take a nap. Little sisters always win! Skin still looks surprisingly awake... 

9:00pm Sleepover musts: at-home manis, popcorn and a movie. I’m forcing them to watch Now and Then – it’s a CLASSIC! 

Sunday planning to have a beach day with the girls then back to Los Angeles 
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8:00am wake up and get the girls up! We’ve got things to do, there is no time for sleeping in. Going with a no-make face today, just Olay’s Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Moisturizing Sunscreen. Literally this stuff is magical – it’s like instant beauty sleep! 

10:00am Acaia bowls on the beach is pretty much the best breakfast situation ever! 
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11:00am early beach excursions are the best and feeling protected and beautiful with my sunscreen... #sisterselfie
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1:00pm next stop: shooting for the blog. College sis is my photog most of the time and I’m definitely taking advantage now that we’re in beautiful SD. I re-apply Olay’s moisturizing sunscreen and put on some makeup to shoot 3-4 looks like this one and this one

5:00pm now back to LA and so grateful for a fun 24 hours with the girls. Tired is an understatement but surprisingly my skin would tell you differently. 

If you’re a sleep-deprived busy bee like myself (aren’t we all?) I definitely suggest trying out Olay’s new Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen; definietely keeping it in my purse for any fun-in-the-sun occasion,  especially with LA's Endless Summer



Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own.

October 16, 2014

Styling Flannel x Denim

Currently, all things plaid and gingham are A- OK in my life. 
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{obey flannel shirt c/o lulus // lovers + friends denim skirt - in darker wash // jimmy choo heels}

The trouble with flannel is that it has the tendency to look dowdy unless styled correctly. To give it a little sass I paired it with my fave L+F denim skirt; definitely flirtier than your basic jeans. I wore this to dinner the other night with a few blogger friends and, of course, the outfit question of the night was "are those heels comfy?" My answer: pain is beauty (sometimes). While gorgeous, these Jimmy Choos are not for those who a) have trouble walking in heels or b) have sensitive feet. Aka they hurt a bit. #shoetruth 

{pursuing flannel x denim}






October 14, 2014

East vs. West Style: Oversized Knits

While I'm living in endless summer over here, I know that the rest of you are starting to snuggle up for fall which means lots of scarves and chunky sweaters. Yay layers! The girls and I are back with our 3rd week of East vs. West and we're sharing ways to style oversized knits:
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{district sparkle // living after midnite // the right shoes // envision pretty // pursuit of shoes // oomph.}

Ooh this could be a leather pants post as well! 
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{jack by bb dakota cardigan // t by alexander wang tee //  blank nyc vegan leather pants // lulus purse // sole society ring // sam edelman heels}

As you know, I love a good black & white ensemble no matter what the season. Are you busting out the big cardis and sweaters yet? I have to say that a grey waterfall cardi will stand the test of "trendy" fashion times; this is one of many in my closet. 

{pursuing oversized knit looks}



October 13, 2014

Endless Summer

Some say us SoCal folk live in cities with no seasons, I prefer to call it perpetual summer. While I enjoy the changing of leaves and appreciate a fireplace snuggle here and there, I love the fact that I can frolic on the beach almost 365 days a year here in Cali. Over the weekend my sisters and I spent some time in San Diego and, of course, we went to the beach...
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{target top - short sleeved version // joes jeans shorts - similar here // j. crew panama hat //  j. crew sandals}

San Diego is a one of my fave getaway spots that's just a hop, skip, and a jump away from LA. Check out my travel diary from January's SD adventure.  This trip we ventured to a new beach called Ocean Beach which my sister dubbed the "Venice" of San Diego; it's truly a hipster spot with delicious food just like my home base.

Hope you had a great weekend! 

October 9, 2014

Animal Style

My boyfriend will tell you I have a thing for leopard or in his words "how would we ever decorate a place together? You like leopard too much!" Apparently one leopard rug = crazy obsession.  #boys

It's safe to say I AM obsessing over these shoes: 
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There's usually a shoe every season that calls my name or just follows me around the internet (darn you re-targeting ads) to the point that I cannot say no. These are them. Loafers are definitely having a moment... add some leopard on top and you have a little piece of shoe heaven. 

{pursuing animal style}


October 8, 2014

#TargetStyle: The Boo Challenge

Don't let the title deceive you, this is not about Halloween but about letting your boo/bf/honey/hubby dress you. #YIKES

I'm continuing my partnership with Target and over the weekend the BF and I did a little shopping. Target and I challenged him to pick out my look and ... well, you be the judge:
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{mossimo skirt // target lace top (bought in store) - similar here // sole society booties // zara jacket}

Didn't he do a great job?! It was so fun to walk through the racks of fall must-haves and different styles together, deciding what would look the best. I would be lying if I said he probably wasn't a bit overwhelmed. He was also certain that I needed to wear something more than just a bralette under this top to which I had to intervene, "It's the style right now!" 

{a little Q&A with the boo}
Why did you choose these specific pieces? I thought it looked like something comfy but stylish.

What’s your favorite part about shopping with me? Seeing you light up when you a) find something you want and b) when it's in your size!

Would you rather:
leather or lace? leather
skirt or pants? skirt
to dress me or let me dress myself? dress yourself - I'll leave it to the pro! 

Whether it's your bf or bff, fashion is always better with friends! Plus, it's fun to see how someone translates your style and adds their own aesthetic like when Diana styled me in September. All for bf/boo shopping dates in the future say I! 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.