rainy day essentials

6 Rainy Day Style Essentials

Thanks to the heavy rain storms California received last winter, Los Angeles County is finally out of its five-year drought. I’m aware that Angelenos get no sympathy from the rest of the country in terms of weather.  But when it rains here, it’s a big deal because we get so little of it. Angelenos fall into […]

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 distressed denim cutoff shorts using an old pair of jeans, a pair of scissors, and a free weekend afternoon. I made two pairs of cutoffs in summer of 2015 and have practically lived in them ever […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I know, I know. Another hallmark holiday. But a thoughtfully chosen gift can go a long way in expressing appreciation to the maternal ones in your life. After all, who has your back more than Mom? Check out this Mother’s Day gift guide with ideas for moms, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, and best friends. Mother’s Day […]

leather motorcycle jacket

Style Staple: Leather Motorcycle Jacket

A few years ago, I invested in a real leather motorcycle jacket. Years later, it’s still one of my favorite purchases. I wear it with everything, from dresses to trousers, jeans, to sweatpants. It’s come to replace nearly all of my outerwear, except my trench coat. Now that spring is here I’ll probably only get […]

5 Tips for Repairing Heat Damaged Hair

Every once in awhile, I like to straighten my hair. In Fall/Winter 2016/17, “every once in awhile” became “once a month.” Even though I used a heat protectant, repeated blow-drying and flat ironing inflicted noticeable damage to my hair, leaving my once-springy curls flat and lifeless. I enjoyed wearing sleeker hair during the colder months, […]