7 Summer Tops & Dresses Under $100

7 Summer Tops & Dresses Under $100

When I think summer style, bold prints and light, airy fabrics in blush, black and white immediately come to mind. These three colors are so easy to work with – they’re super chic paired together and perfect when worn monochromatically or outfitted with a bright hue. Outside of buying new shoes and accessories, I find that the … [Read more…]

DIY Distressed Denim Cutoff Shorts

DIY Distressed Denim Cutoff Shorts

There is no point in ever buying denim shorts (sorry retailers!) It’s simply pointless; it’s far too easy to DIY it and make a pair of distressed denim cutoffs yourself using an old pair of jeans, a pair of scissors, and a free weekend afternoon. I made two pair of cutoffs last summer and practically lived … [Read more…]

Drink Recipe: 7 and 7’s

7 and 7 drink recipe

On weekends, I pretend to be a woman of leisure and sip homemade cocktails during the day while lounging around my apartment. My default cocktail is a highball consisting of Jack Daniels or Jameson mixed with Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Funny thing though – in my 15+ years of drinking (I had my first taste well before age 21) I’ve … [Read more…]

March Beauty Buys

March Beauty Buys

Usually at the beginning of spring I find that it’s time to replenish the staples in my beauty bag. I tend to do this in phases by picking up an item or two every couple weeks or so from my favorite beauty stores. This starts at the mall (or Nordstrom.com), where I purchase my holy grail products: Mac Cosmetic’s … [Read more…]

Early Spring

transitioning my wardrobe into spring

Though there are technically 5 ½ weeks until Spring, it already feels like summer in Los Angeles with the current heatwave we’re having. Temperatures are hovering between 80-90 degrees and ready or not, it’s time to put the boots and sweaters into the storage trunk and transition my wardrobe into spring. LA weather can be unpredictable; I like … [Read more…]

Minimal Effort

Minimal Wardrobe

Unfussy. Classic. Comfortable. Neutrals, simple silhouettes and high neck tops are my thing these days. They’ve become my uniform to accessorize with printed and colorful scarves and layer under vests, cardigans, and jackets. These are the things that make winter dressing fun. silk stencil blossom dress | Grey Ribbed Funnel Neck Top | Madewell “the … [Read more…]

Simple Sunday Routine: The New Year Edition

How to use Sunday to organize your week

Sundays are so luxurious. Tomorrow means back to work and returning to a normal schedule, so it’s important for me to make my Sundays count. Having food prepared and a performing simple beauty routines help me feel set for the upcoming week, while helping me to relax as the weekend winds down. As the saying goes, … [Read more…]

Lemons into Margaritas: Hello, 2016

Lemon Lime Margarita

Happy New Year! How was your New Year’s Eve? Things were chill on my end – honey bear and I ate jambalaya, drank margaritas, and binge-watched Cops and Drunk History until we fell asleep (which was about 1.5 hours before the ball dropped). We are possibly the oldest 30-somethings in Los Angeles county, but I wouldn’t trade it … [Read more…]