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April 26, 2015

Summer, I'm Ready for You!

Let's be real, it's summer 75% of the year in Los Angeles but I know for some of you it's not so it's time to prep your summer wardrobe. Hello new cut-offs, sandals, and bikinis. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I have a minor obsession with J. Crew's recent tassel collection. I mean you NEED these sandals in your life:

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j crew tassel sandals, how to wear tie up shoes, denim shorts, pursuit of shoeshow to wear denim shorts, white jcrew blouse, summer style
j crew tassel sandals, how to wear tie up shoes, denim shorts, pursuit of shoes
j crew tassel sandals, how to wear tie up shoes, how to wear denim shorts
{j crew top (in-stores) - more great tops  // forever 21 short // sole society sunnies // jcrew sandals}

True story, I also own these sandals in black and the heel version in olive. Both styles are very minimal with a touch of "oomph" and you'd never guess it but they're actually quite comfy.

Now that I'm almost 30 my Forever 21 shopping days are few and far between; it's funny how that just happens. #imold A few weeks ago when I was pursuing festival outfits for Coachella I decided to venture into F21 and I'm so happy I did because I found these distressed denim shorts. They reminded me of these Rag + Bone shorts that I've been lusting over and can't fit in. #petitegirlproblems Thank goodness for Forever 21 knocks-offs and junior sizing!

Hope you're having a great weekend. I'm headed to Miami with the BF on Monday. PS: have you caught his outfit critiques on my snapchat yet? They're HILARIOUS. Follow along: pursuitofshoes

April 23, 2015

Party on the Bottom

I love me a good skirt. Ironic since the other day I was just talking all about my casual style, but when it's time to get dressed up a skirt and heels are always my go-to combination. 

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asymmetrical skirt, how to wear envelope skirt, spring fashion, watercolor print skirt, leather jacket
chloe drew bag outfit, asymmetrical skirt, how to wear envelope skirt, spring fashion, watercolor print skirt
asymmetrical skirt, how to wear envelope skirt, spring fashion, watercolor print skirt
chloe drew bag, asymmetrical skirt, how to wear envelope skirt, spring fashion, watercolor print skirt
chloe drew bag, asymmetrical skirt, how to wear envelope skirt, spring fashion, watercolor print skirt
{style stalker skirt - see others here // j. crew tee (on sale!) // chloe bag // zara leather jacket - similar // miansai cuff // aquazzura heels}

I was drawn to this skirt because of it's fun asymmetrical details which are sort of a "thing" for Australian brands like Style Stalker, Finders Keepers, and Self Portrait. Are you a fan of any of the fab Australian brands? They're definitely having a moment right now! 

Guess what? I'm headed back to Dallas for the RewardStyle blogger conference! Follow all the fashion on Insta and all the silliness on snapchat (username: pursuitofshoes). After Dallas comes Miami for a bachelorette party... eek I'm too excited! Hope you're having a good week.

{pursuing a party on the bottom}



April 19, 2015

That Casual Life

It's no surprise that one's surroundings play a huge part in how they dress, act, etc. and I've learned that first hand from moving to Venice. Two years ago I was all about the heels and just a more put together look as noted here and here. Don't get me wrong I love a sexy stiletto but more and more I'm embracing casual vibes and -- gasp -- flats! Now that I'm living the casual life, this look has become my typical weekend uniform:

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justfab style, how to wear flat sandals, perfect travel bag, venice style, california fashion
justfab style, how to wear flat sandals, perfect travel bag, venice style, california fashion
justfab style, how to wear flat sandals, perfect travel bag, venice style, california fashion
{justfab drapey trench // justfab tank & shorts // justfab tote bag // justfab sandals}

If you would've asked me a few years ago if I'd ever wear "Jesus" sandals I would've laughed in your face. Today I'm embracing them like no other. Btw, I'm super excited to announce a year long partnership with JustFab as part of their Style Panel. Did you know they just launched clothes? Yup,  I'll be sharing head-to-toe looks with you every month. Guys you can get this whole look for under $150... THE. WHOLE. THING. #mindblown If I could buy one of these pieces for all of you, it would be the tote bag because it is bomb dot com. It's big enough to fit a laptop but not become a Mary Poppins sink hole for crap if you know what I mean. On top of that it has the comfiest straps and a little coin purse for your wallet and smaller goodies.

Anywho, I hope you're having a relaxing weekend. This is the first time I've opened my computer in 48 hours and it feels goooood! 

April 15, 2015

#TargetStyle: At Home Spa Day

This post is sponsored by Target.

After last weekend's Coachella extravaganza a spa sesh is definitely in order. No joke, I think there's still Indio desert dust in my pores and under my fingernails. I've showered multiple times, btw! Let's not even talk about the blisters and feet aches. Yeah, hey guys, Coachella is SO awesome.

A few weeks back I had Danielle over for some diy spa time to try out Target's newest beauty brand: S.W. Basics. Their products are all natural and made with 5 ingredients or less. We got down with the body scrub to exfoliate since summer is just around the corner + enjoyed some girly, relaxation time. See my tips below for making any at-home spa day perfectly relaxing and refreshing:

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target beauty, SW Basics, at home spa day, tips to relax
target beauty, SW Basics, at home spa day, tips to relax
{s.w. basics body scrub // s.w basics lip balm // s.w basics cream}

I've been addicted to the S.W Basics lip balm since we tested them; they're prefect for traveling and really quench thirsty lips aka desert Coachella lips!

{tips for an at-home spa day}

1. Ambiance: Never underestimate the power of a scented candle or five. In my mind, the more the better. If you're a Spotify user there are tons of amazing relaxing playlists to choose from. Press play and start Zen-ing out!

2. Dranksss: Champagne is always a treat but the goal is to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, so I love to also have some infused fruit water around for hydration.

3. Friends: Pampering is always better with gal pals and friendly gossip

4. Disconnect: We are all too connected and it's a little frightening at times. To really relax I have to remind myself to put the phone down, walk away from Instagram, and live.

Okay, well now I'm really ready to plan another at-home spa date!

Find your style @Targetstyle.



7 Things I learned as a First Timer at Coachella

I'm old. That's my main takeaway from this weekend's Coachella experience. Hah! I'd describe the weekend as an "exhausting party". Why? Read on for 7 learnings, especially if you've never been before (I wish I read something like this before I went): 

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1. Wear whatever you want. No really, it's an all out costume situation and there's nothing you could wear that would be weird or out of place. Needless to say the people watching is A+. 

2. Coachella parties are FAR away.  Now I know why certain people only go for the parties and not the festival, because the parties are in BFE aka Palm Springs. Which leads me to my next point...

3. Plan. If you're not camping at the festival grounds, it's pretty imperative to have a good game plan for tackling parties and getting to the grounds to see your favorite performances. It takes a good 40 minutes from festival drop-off to actually getting in the festival. 50% of my weekend was spent in Ubers or standing in lines. 

4. The Shoe Situation. We probably walked about 7-10 miles every day, most of the time through really dusty areas. Next time I would wear Nikes or Rainbows for comfort because the pain at the end of the night in your feet, back, and hips is no bueno. 

5. Bring a bandana. Or else have black boogers. #nojoke

6. Pre-game. At the festival you can only drink in the beer tents which means you cannot grab a drink and walk to see another band across the festival grounds. That means you're either pounding every drink to leave to the next location or not drinking at all because it's not worth it. 

7. Take it all in. Operationally, there's so many ways the Caochella experience can be improved but at the end of the day you just have to deal with it and enjoy the craziness. It's pretty mind blowing to look around and see 100K people all in one place rocking out to the same musician. On top of that, the sunsets and group dance parties are incredible. 

A few snaps from the weekend: 
Coachella Sunset, Coachella Butterfly, Festival Fashion, What to wear to Coachella

Coachella Sunset, Coachella Butterfly, Festival Fashion, What to wear to Coachella

Coachella Sunset, Coachella Butterfly, Festival Fashion, What to wear to Coachella
Popsugar party had great decor; best party of the weekend!

Coachella Sunset, Coachella Butterfly, Festival Fashion, What to wear to Coachella

Coachella Sunset, Coachella Butterfly, Festival Fashion, What to wear to Coachella

Until next year, Coachella!

{pursuing festival fashion}