May 20, 2015

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale - My Picks

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale picks
Above are 9 of my fave pieces from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale which started today. There are so many great pieces on sale and it was hard to limit it to just 9 (I'm sure I'll be adding more to my list as the days progress), but these are the buys that I thought were the perfect combination of great style, quality, price, and wardrobe versatility as well as being on-trend.  And yes, that is a floral print leather moto jacket in the obsessed! :)

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May 17, 2015

4 Summer and Vacay Shoes to Get...Now

Adidas sneaker, Ancient Greek sandal, Stuart Weitzman Gladiator and Legwrap Sandal
There are 4 types of shoes you need this summer (and on vacation) to be on-trend and chic, as well as practical. First, you need a cool sneaker like this Topshop for adidas Originals '80's Premium Superstar' sneaker. And for all the days at the pool or beach, shoes that can get wet are imperative. These Ancient Greek rubber sandals are a fun yet functional blend of whimsical and chic. Of course, you can't forget the huge gladiator trend this summer! I love these gladiators from Stuart Weitzman for their quality and boho luxe style. Especially love that they have a more walkable heel: not too flat or too high/thin. Last but not least, is the strappy, chic high-heel that's minimal yet a statement maker. Gorgeous year-round, this shoe looks as good for evening as well as with cropped boyfriend jeans. This 'Legwrap' sandal from Stuart Weitzman is one of my personal faves!

May 3, 2015

Kendra Scott for Mother's Day, Graduation, Birthday, etc...

Kendra Scott Showroom NYC
During New York Fashion Week this past February, I had the fortunate (and fun) opportunity to visit the Kendra Scott showroom in NYC and preview their Vía Maya Collection for Summer '15. Inspired by the jungles of The City of Dawn after a trip to Tulum, Mexico, Kendra Scott created a collection that incorporated the season's major trends of tropical kitsch and saturated color. The Vía Maya Collection "showcases a wild paradise through expressions of artisanal character and unbridled vibrance".

Wearing Mother-of-Pearl Havana Statement Necklace, Kendra Scott
In the showroom, trying on the Havana statement necklace in brown mother-of-pearl.

Photos of some gorgeous pieces on display in the showroom:
Havana Mother-of-Pearl Necklace, Kendra Scott Showroom
Emily Statement Necklace in Pink Hibiscus, Kendra Scott Showroom

Below are my wish list items from the Summer '15 collection which would also make great gifts for Mother's Day or any other special event coming up.

A stone color that goes hand in hand with warm weather and sun is turquoise. Also love the turquoise statement necklace and pendant necklace from the Kendra Scott Spring '15 Collection shown in my photo below.
Turquoise necklaces, Kendra Scott showroom

So now that #springisfinallyhere, bring on the summer!

April 29, 2015

Obsession of the week - Valentino Clutch in Army Green

Military and utilitarian themes were popular on many runways last September during fashion week for Spring 2015. (See my post on the Nicholas K show here for some chic utilitarian looks.) Love the army green shade of this Valentino 'Rockstud' Flap Clutch. See it in person, it's gorgeous!  It's a quick and easy way to incorporate the military trend via a classic bag into your wardrobe.

April 25, 2015

My Favorite Boyfriend Jeans...

Full length OOTD featuring boyfriend jeans and Jimmy Choo shoes
While flares are the newest denim trend to adopt and master, I’m still obsessed with my skinnies and boyfriend jeans! Particularly for spring/summer, the more casual silhouette and relaxed fit of the boyfriend jean is a wardrobe essential. Get them in a slim cut and roll/cuff the hem for a look that’s effortless chic. Especially love these cropped boyfriend jeans from Citizens of Humanity.

close-up of outfit
I rarely wear belts, but with boyfriend jeans I almost always need one! Love how this silver belt blends minimal style with a stunning metallic statement.
close-up of silver belt
Theses photos were taken in Malibu earlier in the month while I was on vacation. If you’re planning on visiting the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend lunch or a sunset dinner at Gladstones on the Pacific Coast Highway and dinner at Bestia (try the Roasted Bone Marrow...amazing!) in downtown LA. Oh, and while you’re at Gladstones don’t forget to visit the Getty Villa across the street. (note: the museum is free, but you need reservations)

outfit details:
jacket- Maje
shoes- Jimmy Choos
Sunglasses- Ray-Ban
clutch- Maje
bracelet- Balenciaga
full length image of outfit featuring white jacket, boyfriend jeans, silver belt

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Have a great weekend!

April 21, 2015

Saks 5th Ave: Friends & Family Sale Picks

Friends & Family Sale Image

Saks Fifth Avenue  is currently having its Friends & Family Sale which is perfect timing to do some spring wardrobe re-stocking! Use code: FRNFAM for 30% off (20% off jewelry). The sale will end at 11:59PM on Monday, April 27th.  Note: There are some exclusions, so please check their website here for details.

Scroll through the images below to see my fave picks from the sale. Especially love this laser-cut, lace-up Sophia Webster sandal and this tweed dress from Rebecca Taylor. This dress is perfect to pack for a summer getaway!

Love it!

April 15, 2015

Coachella Inspo for Summer Fashion

Conveniently occurring in the Spring, Coachella (which started last weekend and continues this weekend) always inspires me for summer and vacation fashion. It is one of those events that not only celebrates warm weather fashion, but it flaunts it. And living in an area with cold winters, it is a welcome reminder that summer and more vacay trips are right around the corner! So whether or not you are able to attend Coachella or are just following it on the internet, instagram etc., it's time to get summer ready...

(photo credit: top photo via

First, let's start with this gorgeous hand bracelet from Kendra Scott. It's boho-chic which epitomizes the fashion looks typical of Coachella. But it's also elegant and delicate, and would be a stunning accessory to many other types of outfit looks. Since my own personal style is more minimal and I tend to lean toward more structured and covered up looks, love this bracelet for its more subtle edgy and boho style.

Some other Coachella inspired outfit pieces I'm loving now. Click on the individual photo or 'shop the post' below for the deets...

And of course you can't forget your sunglasses. I'm obsessed with Ray-Ban sunnies, because they are lightweight, have an adjustable nose bridge, and they are a classic! Get them mirrored for that extra summertime/vacation look.

Since the original aviator style doesn't work for a lot of face shapes, especially ones with small bridges like mine(!), I have the more rounded 'New Classic'.
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Happy Wednesday!

April 12, 2015

Adidas Superstar Originals for Old School Cool

Currently obsessed with these Adidas Superstar Originals. An old school classic, they are as cool as ever and an easy way to add chic to a casual, daytime look. This week I'll be planning my vacation for the summer and will definitely add these to my packing list!!


top photo: via (Simpson Kim)