Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Good morning!

With my trips coming up these next three weekends, I am finding myself completely overwhelmed at the thought of:

I'm a planner (and control freak) by nature. 
Which doesn't go so well with trips with questionable weather, spontaneous activities and an unknown number of miles to walk.
It's safe to say the mere thought of these variables make me STRESS OUT in terms of WHAT I'm supposed to even pack!

Okay, first world problems.
But seriously... what is your packing strategy?!

What if I'm too cold? What if I'm too hot?
What if heels are out of the question but we want to go out?

I have a method that has worked out for me (somewhat).
Although I take these things into consideration, I am still finding myself permanently unsatisfied with what I brought. Am I alone with this?

1.) I must rely on my weather app which is I'd say ~90% accurate:

I realize not every city can be as fabulous with weather as Los Angeles.
But now this means... jackets + boots = more space in my suitcase.
See what I mean?
This situation begins to make me really nervous.

2.) Make a list.

The list goes in chronological order by days away, and two outfits to plan: day/night (with weather being a heavy determining factor in which articles to pull from the closet. CAN'T I JUST TAKE MY WHOLE CLOSET WITH ME??)

So. This is where I am stuck.

All I know is... I have new leather sweats that I'm bringing with me to SF and NY.
I can't wait for them to make their debut.

3. Ask yourself: And will it all fit?
One of my mottos since high school where I'd squeeze myself into my little sister's clothes is:

I'll make it fit.


Wish me luck!
Have a fabulous day!



Monday, March 25, 2013


Hello all!

The weather has been divine here in Los Angeles and I am taking full advantage. 

Because we're at an even 70 most days, the perfect combination to me has been a blouse and denim shorts.

{Model off duty Liu Wen}

{Hanneli Mustaparta}

{via Stockholm Streetstyle}

For a beautiful evening out on the town last night, I had to do the same...

{via my Instagram: PrettyStems}

Dessert at Pizzeria Mozza

And brunch this morning at Harvest Moon Kitchen & Marketplace

With three back-to-back trips coming up (SF -> NY -> Las Vegas) I will be sure to update more with the fun, fashion and food I come across!

I hope you are all keeping yourselves busy and happy.
It's been a crazy start to this year, but I couldn't be more grateful!

Have a good one!

Monday, March 11, 2013


Hello friends!

Life has been a blur but I find myself saying that often these days.

I've been consumed lately with work + school +... a tiny addiction to:

It's one of those sorry-I'm-not-sorry moments.
If you haven't seen this show just yet, you must.
(If anyone watches this, I'm in the middle of Season 2- please no spoilers!)

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Moving on!

It's been a climate confused couple months and therefore, my outfits of the day have been all over the charts.
Inspiration comes to me in many forms...

Late night dinner date outfits became more frequent as of lately in my outfit of the days due to the amazing food that has been beckoning me...
Black, white & stripes for dinner and drinks at Lukshon

The little black dress for my sister's 30th birthday bash

My sister & I at her special dinner 

Leather panel skirt & beaded top for Amanda's birthday bananza

Our late night out at Coco Laurent 

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Then there are the days where I am 200% a poser and go for the athletic look
But I kid you not, I couldn't play sports if my life depended on it

I have embraced the sneaker lover in me and I am in love with the New Balances

Have I mentioned my infatuation with leather caps as well?

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And then there are those days where you just want to go a bit casual

Nothing beats denim shorts & plaid

Chambray, oxfords and a plaid scarf

X-Men t-shirt, beanie & Chucks

Chambray & animal print booties

Oversized gray sweater & white Chucks

Tank & denim shorts

California tank, denim jacket & Toms

Knitted sweater & leather shorts

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Today, the weather played in my favor and it was almost 80 degrees as I played with my sisters.

Due to the weather, I was able to seriously consider the new tinted sunglasses trend I cannot ignore...

So... I just had to get my own today.

All I need is the heat wave to come and we'll be ready to bring these bad boys out.

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Well it's late and I am going to try to control myself with my Downton Abbey marathon.
Have a fabulous Monday!