A few weeks ago I was talking with my mother, also known as, my source of reality and honest opinions. We were discussing different ways to engage a larger demographic to my blog and attract new readers. She mentioned my content is not relatable to everyone which got me thinking about the blogs I read […]

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January 23, 2019

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

[dropcap]L[/dropcap] ast year I gave up everything including my lucrative job and generous salary to start my company. The odd’s are you’ve thought about it or have done it yourself. Since it never goes as planned, I reached an economic low. I didn’t have a definitive business plan when I decided to dive into blogging […]

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January 5, 2019

SUSTAINABLE FAST FASHION

SUSTAINABLE FAST FASHION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] t’s a new year and a new you! Which for some, me included, means shopping for a new wardrobe. But if you are anything like me, you spent a good fraction of savings on holiday gifts and travel leaving little money for splurging. Luckily all the best sales start after the holidays. Perfect time […]

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January 3, 2019

AMINAL PRINT SALE HAPPENING NOW

AMINAL PRINT SALE HAPPENING NOW

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] s far back as I can recall, I don’t remember having a New Year’s resolution. Last year I hoped for a long, healthy life something I believe I took for granted in my youth when life seemed invincible. But 2018 challenged me in ways other years hadn’t and forced me to become a better […]

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January 1, 2019

NEW YEAR AND NEW BEGINNINGS

NEW YEAR AND NEW BEGINNINGS

[dropcap]P[/dropcap] laying with texture, color and prints can be tricky. But that’s one of the things I love most about personal style. Anything goes! I originally bought these red velvet pants to wear with a leopard print bodysuit. The bodysuit didn’t arrive in the mail on time so I tried this satin, gold blouse with […]

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November 30, 2018

ADDING TEXTURE AND COLOR TO YOUR WARDROBE

ADDING TEXTURE AND COLOR TO YOUR WARDROBE

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] ‘ve always thought I was born in the wrong era. Truth is I’m a lover of all things twenties and sixties. Slightly fascinated with retro fashion. Edie Sedgwick (Factory Girl) has been my muse for longer than I can recall. A few years back I designed a tee inspired by her glamour and charisma. […]

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November 17, 2018

CHANNELING MY INNER EDIE SEDGWICK

[dropcap]O[/dropcap] kay, I’m not one to dress down but this year I spent less time traveling and attending soirees and more time hanging at sporting venues and locally in my beach town. My dress obsession became more of a shades of denim fad. Retro, distressed, vintage acid wash, faded and black denim make up a […]

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November 12, 2018

SHADES OF DENIM

SHADES OF DENIM

[dropcap]O[/dropcap] kay, I was skeptical of wearing leopard print this season, but now I’m sold. All it took was a few statement pieces. Believe it or not I found a head-to-toe animal print outfit I might rock this fall. But for those of you who may still be afraid to wear this bold print I’ve […]

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October 24, 2018

THE UNDER $100 LEOPARD PRINT TREND LIST

THE UNDER $100 LEOPARD TREND LIST

 [dropcap]M[/dropcap] ove over Manolo Blahnick and Carrie Bradshaw. I’ve found the secret to great shoes that won’t break the bank. Because styles come and go buying seasonal accessories to complete your wardrobe can be unnecessary. Dropping hundreds, sometimes even thousands to look fabulous. For me great shoes are an investment, but I prefer saving money […]

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October 12, 2018

25 FALL SHOES UNDER $50

25 FALL SHOES UNDER $50

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap] he dreadful morning frustration of finding something different to wear. If only we could put together a completely new look everyday we would have one less thing to worry about. Perhaps taking notes from Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie One Fine Day is the lesson. That scene where she is running between appointments […]

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October 10, 2018

FALL LOOKS PERFECT FOR THE OFFICE BABE

FALL LOOKS PERFECT FOR THE OFFICE BABE

  [dropcap]F[/dropcap] all is officially here. For some that means a change of weather. Crisp temperatures. For the rest of us we are still bearing the heat awaiting cooler days ahead. No matter the temperature outside, it’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new season. Autumn has always been my favorite […]

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October 3, 2018

TOP 33 BEST SALES OF THE WEEK FOR FALL

TOP 13 BEST SALES OF THE WEEK FOR FALL

Givenchy Crossbody Bag: Shop Bag [dropcap]F[/dropcap] or most men, your daily routine involves toting a laptop, cell phone, sneakers, towel, tablet, and so on. Which is why owning the essential men’s bag for work, travel and play is crucial. A traditional briefcase will always be stylish, but a hybrid bag to carry your must-haves is necessary. If […]

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September 22, 2018

ESSENTIAL MEN’S BAGS FOR WORK, TRAVEL AND PLAY

ESSENTIAL MENS BAGS FOR WORK, TRAVEL AND PLAY

[dropcap]S[/dropcap] ummer rolled out lots of rainbow colored clothing but it appears everyone’s falling for shades of pink in 90’s throwback apparel this season. Rihanna made headlines in her show stopping head-to-toe pink gown at the Fenty Beauty’s First Birthday celebration, while Shea Marie shined in a fuchsia statement dress at the Bazaar iconic party. The once love-it or hate-it barbie pink has […]

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September 15, 2018

FALLING FOR SHADES OF PINK

FALLING FOR SHADES OF PINK

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] here was a time we shied away from color in favor of playing it safe.  For me, that was only three months ago. Then, summer came in full swing with colorful palettes, tie-dye and neon splashing earth tones, black, white and the occasional grey off the fashion radar. I’m still skeptical of wearing a […]

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September 10, 2018

COLOR ME GREEN

COLOR ME GREEN

[dropcap]J[/dropcap] ust because summer’s ending doesn’t mean you have to toss your vibrant colored clothing for muted, darker shades this season. Though I love neutrals, color is a great way to transition into fall and brighten up those soon to be shorter sunlight days. I’ve rounded up a list of my top 5 colorful pieces […]

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September 6, 2018

5 COLORFUL PIECES TO STANDOUT THIS FALL

COLORFUL PIECES TO STANDOUT THIS FALL

[dropcap]W[/dropcap] eek after week, you hear me talk about versatile clothing that is also functional. To be honest, I will always choose style over functionality, but when I find clothing that does both I’m sold! A utility dress that is functional is a neccessity. After all, theres a sense of ease getting dressed when you find […]

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August 14, 2018

THE UTILITY DRESS THAT IS FUNCTIONAL

THE UTILITY DRESS THAT IS FUNCTIONAL

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s something about beautiful cars and beautiful women that fit together. Right now I’m into all things vintage. Especially recreating 60’s and 70’s classic cars and babes photo shoots. This orange Dodge matched my fruit print clothing so I had to use it for this shot. If you follow my blog you’ve seen me wear […]

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August 10, 2018

CLASSIC CARS AND BABES

Classic Cars and Babes

[dropcap]E[/dropcap] arlier this year I bought my first plant. Until then I preferred fresh flowers to plants. When I heard about Moorten Botanical Garden I took a day trip to Palm Springs to see it for myself. Wow, was I impressed! It was nature at its finest. Their were rows of greenery so picturesque we took […]

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June 27, 2018

WOMEN’S FLORAL MAXI DRESSES

WOMEN'S FLORAL MAXI DRESSES

Dress | Shoes | Bag  [dropcap]S[/dropcap] ummer is officially days away! YAY! The excitement of upcoming trips, picnics and warm weather! It’s also time to pull out those credit cards and say hello to must-have summer dresses. I’m into colorful patterns and prints, maxi’s and every shade of yellow and pink. All of which have rounded up […]

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June 18, 2018

SUMMER DRESSES FOR ALL BUDGETS

SUMMER DRESSES FOR ALL BUDGETS

[dropcap]M[/dropcap] y favorite place to roadtrip in California is Palm Springs. Everything about the desert heat, boutique hotels, cafes, botanical gardens and pools are the perfect vacation. We recently headed to PS for a day trip. I had seen photos of Moorten Botanical Garden and wanted to check it out. Glad I did. I bought […]

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June 15, 2018

PRINTED SUMMER BOHO MINI DRESSES

PRINTED SUMMER BOHO MINI DRESSES

Top: JDY, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: See by Chloe, Hat: Bijou Van Ness, Similar: Sole Society &  Viva Fancy, Bag: Bacaho [dropcap]I[/dropcap] I moved to Venice beach a few months ago and I love Venice beach! I’ve lived all over LA but there is something calming about the vibe here that suits my lifestyle. Now that […]

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June 11, 2018

VENICE BEACH, I LOVE YOU

Venice Beach I love you

Sunglasses: Rayban similar here, Dress: Beulah London, similar here & here, Bag: Urban Expressions, similar here, Sandals: Steve Madden, similar here, here & here [dropcap]I[/dropcap] added color into my wardrobe about two months ago when I moved to Venice beach  after years of an all black and white streak. What a big difference adding color to my wardrobe […]

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June 4, 2018

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Dress: Champagne and Strawberry via VICI, similar here, Bag: Bacoho, Balloons: Party City [dropcap]A[/dropcap] smile is worth a thousand words and my smile says it all. I am the happiest birthday girl!  With so much to be grateful for this year (my amazing family, friends and social media friends) today was perfect! You guys amaze […]

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May 29, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Bodysuit: Zaaale, Jeans: Asos, Shoes: Marc Fisher [dropcap]N[/dropcap] othing says Memorial weekend better than a patriotic outfit on my favorite street in Los Angeles Abbot Kinney. Red and white candy striper swimsuit for the win! This swimsuit turned bodysuit feels a little reminiscent of Pamela Anderson in Baywatch (and looks it), but hey, the the 90’s […]

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May 25, 2018

CANDY STRIPER

CANDY STRIPER

Sunglasses: Nora NYC, Tank Top: 5twonine [dropcap]I[/dropcap] love a great pair of sunglasses, but I’m picky when it comes to trying something new. As much as I want to play with fashion and wear the latest sunnies, I prefer Raybans to other sunglasses. My aviators are classic, timeless and never go out of style. Plus […]

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May 22, 2018

NORA NYC SUNGLASSES

NORA NYC SUNGLASSES

Bodysuit: Bershka, Jeans: Mothers, Shoes: Vans [dropcap]B[/dropcap] ring on the color! Summer is almost here and so is my birthday! And what makes a birthday more fun than a carnival at the beach with candy and a great bodysuit.  This bodysuit is bold and playful so I bought it. Anything to break me of all […]

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May 21, 2018

CARNIVAL COLORS

CARNIVAL COLORS

Jumpsuit: Forever 21, Hat: Lack of Colors, Shoes: See by Chloe [dropcap]A[/dropcap] few weeks ago I went to Antelope Valley to see the poppy fields. On the way back I saw this quaint winery off the side of the road and stopped for photos. I  didn’t get to enjoy the wine but a few miles […]

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May 9, 2018

EARTH TONE FASHION

EARTH TONE FASHION

Dress: Halogen [dropcap]I[/dropcap]haven’t always been one to wear color (or carry sunflowers). My roommate in college loved sunflowers so much that we had matching sunflower bedding, wallpaper, pillows, and bedroom decor. I swore off sunflowers for a decade after that. Then, I saw this mustard colored yellow dress and it made me smile the way […]

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May 2, 2018

COLONEL MUSTARD

COLONEL MUSTARD

Hat: Brixton, Jumpsuit: Daisy Street, Shoes: Avec Les Filles, Handbag: See by Chloe [dropcap]P[/dropcap]olka dots remind me of the 50’s and romantic icons like Marilyn Monroe. They are timeless and classic. I loved the idea of adding a modern spin on this vintage jumpsuit. Mixing it with gingham print shoes was a nice touch. The two prints […]

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April 30, 2018

POLKA DOTS SPOTTED EVERYWHERE

POLKA DOTS SPOTTED EVERYWHERE

Dress: Free People [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his maxi dress is everything! If you follow my blog regularly then you know dresses are my favorite. The style and color are what initially attracted me to this dress when I saw it online. Wearing it was on another level though. It is the most comfortable maxi perfect for dancing in the […]

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April 28, 2018

GREEN WITH ENVY

OLIVE GREEN DRESS

Dress: Boohoo, Shoes: See by Chloe  [dropcap]I[/dropcap] rarely wear colorful clothing so when I saw this fruit print dress I  had to have it. It’s perfect for spring! I love yellow and lemons so I bought this dress. A lot of brands have their take on fruit print clothing, but boohoo is a favorite of mine […]

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April 17, 2018

FRUIT PRINT CLOTHING

FRUIT PRINT CLOTHING

Hat: Lack of Colors, Dress: Lucy Paris, Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff [dropcap]T[/dropcap] oday was one of the warmest days we’ve had in awhile. I was finally able to wear my new Lack of Colors hat and gingham print dress from Lucy Paris. Two of my favorite brands you’ll be seeing more of on my social stories. I spent the […]

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April 10, 2018

PRETTY GINGHAM DRESSES

PRETTY GINGHAM DRESSES

Watch: JORD [dropcap]I[/dropcap] am super excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with JORD watches to give one lucky winner a JORD watch and another lucky winner a $100 e-gift code! In addition to the giveaway every person who enters the contest will receive a unique 10% off code to shop the website. JORD offers men’s […]

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April 9, 2018

THE BEST WOODEN WATCHES FOR HIM AND HER

THE BEST WOODEN WATCHES FOR HIM AND HER

Dress: Re:Named, Shoes: See by Chloe, Watch: Jord [dropcap]I[/dropcap] went shopping for spring dresses the other day when I found a clothing brand I had never heard of. As a lifestyle blogger and clothing brand designer I’m constantly looking for new brands that I love to share with all of you. I liked this wrap maxi […]

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March 26, 2018

WRAP MAXI DRESSES

WRAP MAXI DRESSES

Coat: Charles Gray London, Top: Free People, Joggers: ASOS, similar here,  Handbag: See by Chloe  [dropcap]I[/dropcap] t’s been colder than usual in LA this month so I’ve been wearing lots of pants. I love denim but you can’t beat a good pair of joggers. They are comfortable and versatile. Worn with tennis shoes by day or heels […]

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March 12, 2018

HOUNDSTOOTH DRESSY JOGGERS

HOUNDSTOOTH DRESSY JOGGERS

Blouse: Birds of Paradise by Trovata (Similar here) Jeans: Mother [dropcap]I[/dropcap] bought this shirt on an impulse looking for more tops to wear with jeans. I like the one shoulder look and favored this long-sleeved one shoulder blouse. It’s daring without showing too much skin and perfect for the cooler LA temperatures we’ve had lately. The […]

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March 9, 2018

OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS

OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS

Hat: Brixton (also available here), Jumpsuit: Boohoo [dropcap]I[/dropcap] love a good jumpsuit and hat combo! Together they make-up the perfect spring look. Since I travel a lot jumpsuits have become my go-to. They take up less space in my suitcase, are stylish and work for both daytime and nighttime events. I have worn this jumper with […]

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February 26, 2018

JUMPSUITS AND ROMPERS FOR SPRING

JUMPSUITS AND ROMPERS FOR SPRING

Top: Endless Rose, Pants: Monki, Bag: See by Chloe [dropcap]A[/dropcap] fter years of trying to find the right striped pants I’ve mastered the look. These tailored pants are flattering giving the right amount of attention to the ruffles on my blouse. Together they balance each other just enough to keep my look playful and chic. […]

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February 14, 2018

STRIPED PANTS FOR WOMEN

STRIPED PANTS FOR WOMEN

Hat: Brixton, Blouse: Sanctuary, Pants: Zara, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  [dropcap]T[/dropcap] his year I have been playing with a bunch of different styles. I  am a girly-girl and wear a lot of dresses so I have been trying to change it up. But I  always find myself resorting back to feminine clothing. You name it, I […]

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February 2, 2018

RUFFLE BLOUSE

RUFFLE BLOUSE

Sweatshirt: Sanctuary, Jeans: Asos, Shoes: Marc Fisher, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  [dropcap]I[/dropcap] have always liked bold stripes. My friend Julie wears stripes with just about everything, but I’ve never been able to pull them off. Then one day recently while I was shopping at Bloomingdales for sweaters I saw this comfortable, baggy stripped top I loved. I […]

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January 29, 2018

BOLD STRIPES

BOLD STRIPES

    Bodysuit: Romwe, Skirt: Asos, Boots: Shoes.com [dropcap]I[/dropcap] love the cult classic film Pretty Woman. Julia Robertson’s transformation from prostitute to elegant woman. Dreamy! When I bought this skirt I    did not plan to mimic the wardrobe from a favorite childhood movie, but I had to once I saw these boots. A-line mini’s are […]

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November 1, 2017

PRETTY WOMAN FASHION

Earrings: Regal Rose, Dress: Missguided, Heels: Prada [dropcap]I[/dropcap] found my old vintage Prada heels in my closet and needed an excuse to wear them. So that is exactly what I did! This black top is actually a camisole that I wear under see-through dresses. I wore it with this Misguided sheer black tulle midi skirt […]

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October 1, 2017

SHEER TULLE MIDI SKIRT

SHEER TULLE MIDI SKIRT

Earrings: New Look Fashion, Dress: Asos, Heels: Asos [dropcap]I[/dropcap] bought this Asos mini dress with the intention of recreating a modern day Edie Sedgwick. Edie has always been my muse. She was also the inspiration behind the t-shirt I designed for my clothing brand. I primarily wear black and white though typically not together, but I like […]

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September 18, 2017

ASOS MINI DRESS

ASOS MINI DRESS

Sunglasses: Fendi, Dress: NBD, Shoes: Converse [dropcap]I[/dropcap] like ivory and lace together. When I found this dress via Revolve I had to have it. The cutouts break up the solid ivory dress making it the perfect balance of sophistication and sexy. Since I have been into wearing menswear this season I played the dress down wearing […]

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September 4, 2017

NBD IVORY LACE CUTOUTS

NBD IVORY LACE CUTOUTS 1

Earrings: New Look Fashion, Dress: Sandro, Boots: Sandro [dropcap]I[/dropcap] wear a lot of dresses. Truth is, for as long as I can remember I’ve preferred wearing dresses rather than jeans. Sandro Paris is one of my favorite brands. Their designs are elegant and fit like a glove. The thing I love most about Sandro: You […]

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August 21, 2017

WOMENS FASHION LACE-UP DRESS WITH LACE

Womens Fashion Lace up Dress with Lace

Earrings: New Look Fashion, Asos: Blazer + Pants, Bra: Romwe, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman [dropcap]T[/dropcap] his summer I haven’t been feeling like the girly girl that I am. All I seem to wear is oversized blazers, suits and baggy shirts. Ironically, the less feminine I dress the more the masculinity empowers me. Dressing like one of […]

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August 11, 2017

JUST ONE OF THE GUYS

Just One Of The Guys

Dress: Jonathan Simkhai [dropcap]T[/dropcap] he fourth is here and Malibu is calling my name! I’m ready for fireworks and the beach. This year I decided to wear denim since I traditionally wear red, white and blue. I’ve been wearing a lot of red recently so when I saw this dress it was perfect for the occasion. The […]

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July 4, 2017

RED, WHITE AND DENIM

Red, White and Denim

Dress: NYTT (sold out similar here), Shoes: Zadig & Voltaire [dropcap]E[/dropcap] arlier this year I moved into a new house. Unlike my previous home, I can walk to just about everything I need on a day-to-day basis. Of course I appreciate walking more now that I live in a pocket of LA known for great […]

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June 11, 2017

LA STREET STYLE

LA STREET STYLE

  Dior Scarf (Similar), Forever 21 bodysuit, Zara Pants (Similar), Asos Heels [dropcap]A[/dropcap] t the beginning of the month I traveled to Sudan, Africa on a philanthropy trip. I packed primarily conservative clothing that covered my body since we were meeting executives and government officials. The Sudanese are known for wearing bold prints so I […]

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May 22, 2017

FLORAL PRINTS

Intermix Pant Jumper , Revolve Choker, Street Level Clutch [dropcap]W[/dropcap] hen I purchased this fabulous red pant jumpsuit I was looking for something vibrant: An attention getter! It did exactly that! I don’t wear a lot of color so red was a big change for my mostly black and white closet. Turns out wearing red was a […]

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May 12, 2017

RED HOT SUMMER

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap] love a good pair of trousers, especially lightweight, loose-fitting trousers. When I found these pants in Dubai earlier this year I had no idea how often I would wear them. Three months later I practically live in my favorite H&M trousers. The best part is the price: They cost less than $30 USD and are as durable […]

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April 6, 2017

PLEATED TROUSERS

Monika Freeman Pleated Trousers

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] would never have pegged me for a velvet kind of girl until I meet this green skirt from Sandro Paris. I distinctly remember a dance recital in high school when my entire team of 60+ girls wore a velvet bodysuit that I thought was completing unflattering on everyones figure including the stick thin girls. Over the […]

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March 30, 2017

VELVET FOR SPRING

Velvet for Spring

  Shirt: Blazer: The Kooples (Sold out), T-shirt: 5twonine, Skirt: Maje, Boots: Zadig & Voltaire [dropcap]T[/dropcap] his summer 5twonine is launching a new collection of graphic t-shirts we are excited to share with you. We shot this tee in the desert for our summer 2017 lookbook. I chose to wear it with a tie-dye skirt and […]

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January 11, 2017

EVERYTHING #5TWONINE

Everything #5TWONINE

  [dropcap]I[/dropcap] was in Dallas for a few weeks visiting family and friends when I discovered an amazing fragrance by Kilian called “Good Girl Gone Bad.” This beautiful fragrance comes in a white clutch wrapped with a gold snake. I was instantly sold on the scent, but it was the clutch that got me to the checkout. You […]

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September 5, 2016

MINIMAL PIECES

Minimal Pieces Monika Freeman

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] he one thing you must have in your closet before summer arrives are your basic fashion staples.  Hats, bodysuits, cutoff shorts and booties have been my go-to summer wardrobe for as long as I can remember.  Maybe it’s the onset of festival season in late spring, or the bohemian flair, but I love summer desert looks. I go to Palm […]

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August 7, 2016

SUMMER BASICS

SUMMER BASICS

Maxi Dress: Asos, Bracelet: Michael Kors Maxi dresses are my favorite summertime look.  They are the perfect coverup to wear with a bikini  and so easy to change in and out of.  I found this maxi dress online at Asos.  For a fraction of the cost of competitive designers, I got this dress and so much more. For Californian’s like myself, […]

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July 11, 2016

FAVORITE MAXI DRESS

FAVORITE MAXI DRESS

Dress: Naked Zebra, Sunglasses: Fendi, Necklace: Nasty Gal Its rare to see me in color and even more rare to find me wearing the same outfit twice. Both flaws I agree, but things have changed since I discovered this capri blue Naked Zebra dress. I’m a fan of sundresses and accessories for summer. I bought this sundress at my favorite Palm Springs boutique Paper […]

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July 4, 2016

DESERT SUMMER STYLE

SUMMER STYLE 2016

Fendi 53mm Sunglasses Last fall’s spring/summer 2016 runway-inspired looks reintroduced the classic cat’s eye sunglasses to the fashion world. As the fashion elitist got their hands on these sunglasses I couldn’t wait to try them out for myself. The avid Rayban lover in me makes it hard to join the “cool kids” club, but this time I caved. I don’t […]

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June 27, 2016

CAT’S EYE SUNGLASSES

CAT'S EYE SUNGLASSES

Today marks the official first day of summer 2016. I’ve been anxiously counting down the days until summer all year and its finally here! Since I’ve drained my entire savings on my lifelong dream of designing and creating my own clothing and accessories brand (@5twonine launching August 2016), I’ve decided to share a few ways to reinvent your existing wardrobe for summer without […]

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June 20, 2016

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Choker: Choked By A Thread; Dress: Ivy Revel; Heels: Raye A few months ago I discovered Ivy Revel. After surfing their website I loved the entire collection so much I placed an order online immediately. The shipment arrived extremely fast coming all the way from the UK to LA. The packaging is what caught my attention however: it […]

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June 7, 2016

CUTOUTS FRONT AND CENTER

CUTOUT FRONT AND CENTER

Choker: Choked By A Thread, One piece: Nasty Gal, Tutu + Gloves: Polka Dots and Moonbeams Vintage, Boots: Sandro Today is my birthday. Another year older and lots wiser. This year was extremely special for me because I finally took a step forward and started on the adventure of a lifetime. On April 4, 2016 I left […]

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May 29, 2016

PRINCESS FOR A DAY

PRINCESS FOR A DAY

Cover up: MinkPink (Similar here), Bodysuit: Tic: Toc via Nasty Gal (Simliar here) The official countdown until summer has begun and I’m getting ready. With all those IG worthy beachside and poolside selfies in store what better time to snag a great cover up than now. Dresses, sarongs, kaftans and tunics are an essential must-have for summer. I shot […]

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May 20, 2016

CHIC BEACH COVER UPS

CHIC BEACH COVER UPS

Necklace: Charles Darius, Rosary: Vintage, Jacket H&M (last season), Bodysuit: Nasty Gal, Pants: Alice and Olivia, Heels: Raye Metals hit a high note this season, and I’m on board. Originally I purchased these to-die-for gold sequin Alice and Olivia pants for an exhibition I was attending, but I had to take them to the mountains […]

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May 13, 2016

METALLIC MANIA

METALLIC MANIA

Necklace: Charles Darius || Charles Darius Bolt bracelet sold via my shop, Bracelet: Jules Smith Jewelry, Crop Top: De Lacy, Pleated Skirt: Zara, Heels: Raye A couple months back I bought a really cool top from Revolve that I love. Of course by the time it arrived and I was ready to blog about it I couldn’t find […]

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May 6, 2016

STYLE TIPS FOR PLEATED SKIRTS

Sunglasses: Rayban, Choker: Choked By A Thread, Top: Ivy Revel, Pants: Zara (Similar Here), Shoes: Stuart Weitzman One of my favorite childhood memories is crying everytime my mother put me in anything that wasn’t a party dress. I was the all-time girly-girl. Apparently somethings never change. Ruffles, frills, pleated cloth, bows and ribbons I had it all. Truth is, […]

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April 28, 2016

RUFFLES AND FRILLS

Ruffles And Frills

Bodysuit: Y.A.S, Skirt: Ivy Revel, Boots: Dior, Necklace: Charles Darius, Bracelet: Jules Smith  Of all the things that have made a comeback over the last few years the bodysuit has managed to stay. In someways it reminds me of my dancer days: trendy leotards worn throughout my entire middle school, high school and college years. This […]

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April 13, 2016

WHY YOU NEED A BODYSUIT

WHY YOU NEED A BODYSUIT

Romper: Nasty Gal, Gladiator Sandals: Steve Madden One of the things I love most about rompers is that for a fraction of the cost you get an entire outfit. Aside from how comfortable and easy they are, saving money is always an added bonus. My motto is: “If you can’t find a sale, find a romper!” I bought […]

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April 6, 2016

KEEP IT CHIC AND CHEAP

KEEP IT CHIC AND CHEAP

Blouse: Nasty Gal, Pants: Banana Republic (Similar: Asos), Shoes: Stella McCartney, Necklace: Charles Darius, Bra: For Love Or Lemons (Similar). Wearing all white can be tricky, but it looks amazing when its done right. Monochromic clothing elongates your body helping you to appear taller than you are. Giving you a combination of sharp, clean and classy head-to-toe white you […]

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March 28, 2016

WEARING AN ALL WHITE OUTFIT

WEARING AN ALL WHITE OUTFIT

Romper: Nasty Gal, Boots: Dior, Necklace: Charles Darius, Ring: Charles Darius It seems that every year, especially in spring, fringe finds its way into my wardrobe. Though I love the traditionally bohemian or Western vibe, I typically prefer it paired with festival handbags and booties to complete an earthy, boho look. This red romper caught my attention on the […]

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March 15, 2016

HOW TO WEAR THE FRINGE TREND

HOW TO WEAR THE FRINGE TREND

Dress: Shabby Apple, Heels: Stuart Weitzman Classic has always been in style. Though I’m not one to follow trends, there’s an essence about black and white. The bnw combo is pure sophistication that works for any season. Combined separately or monochromatic, these two shades compliment everyone and each other. When Shabby Apple reached out to me […]

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March 1, 2016

BLACK AND WHITE IS ALWAYS RIGHT

BLACK AND WHITE IS ALWAYS RIGHT

Necklace: Charles Darius, Ring: Charles Darius, Jacket: Nanako Clothes (jacket costume made for me), Dress: Zara Similar Here, Booties: Vince Camuto Now that the weather in LA is getting warmer its time to take the stockings off and rock the booties in the nude. I love this time of the year when the change of seasons means its almost time for summer […]

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February 21, 2016

ANKLE BOOTIES FOR WOMEN

ANKLE BOOTIES FOR WOMEN.

Blazer: Zara Similar Here, Tee: Sincerely Jules, Jeans: Zara, Boots: Dior (Fall 2015) The last few months have kept me busy with work travels hopping from state to state during the dead of winter. I’ve endured different climates on a day-to-day basis. I bought this blazer at Zara in LA before I setoff on my first trip of […]

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February 1, 2016

BLAZERS FOR WOMEN

BLAZERS FOR WOMEN

Hat: Rag & Bone, Flannel: Rails LA, Jeans: Articles of Society, Boots: Rag & Bone  I’ve never been one to shy away from dresses. I prefer dresses to jeans and most of my outfits are paired with 5″ stilettos. After all, I’m a “girly-girl.” But there comes a time when practicality and functionality are more important. For me that time happened when […]

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January 15, 2016

WOMENS FLANNEL SHIRTS

Blazer: Iro, Culottes: Opening Ceremony, Pumps: Stuart Weitzman  One of my favorite cities in the world is NYC. The appeal of this metropolitan city stems from its architectural charm and 24 hour all access pass. With the hustle and bustle of sophisticated lifestyles in this city its hard not to share a love affair no matter where you call home. Since moving back to LA 7 years […]

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January 1, 2016

NEW YORK FASHION

Sweater: Rage & Bone, Jeans: Frame Denim, Boots: Rag & Bone, Jacket: Zara A few weeks ago I woke up with the urge to sneak away and enjoy a remote cabin life. Living in Southern California makes its easy to jaunt away for a weekend getaway when you live close to wonderful locations like the beach and mountains, but the Canadian Rockies are only a five hour flight away […]

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December 29, 2015

RED ON REPEAT

  Sweater: Intermix Online, Shoes: Chanel: Necklace: Charles Darius Winter is only a few days away so I stocked up on a few of my favorite things: Cashmere and Chanel. I have been obsessed with Chanel for as long as I can remember, so the debate for new shoes was over once I saw these patent leather lace-ups. Luckily, my husband happened to […]

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December 19, 2015

CASHMERE AND CHANEL

Dress: Alice and Olivia , Boots: Sam Edelman, Necklace: Charles Darius, Ring: Charles Darius The official first day of winter is only a few weeks away so I am gearing up for those cold months ahead with winter clothing. Since white dominates my closest I’m adding more long sleeves and a variety of different style dresses like this Alice and Olivia to change it up. […]

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December 5, 2015

WINTER WHITE

This month I teamed up with Aisle Style a UK based brand specializing in bridal gowns, bridesmaids, specialty and prom dresses to find the perfect prom dress for you. Our collaboration includes my top picks for 2016 from the Aisle Style collection. Although it’s been several years since I attended my own prom, I am slightly obsessed with dressing up and this […]

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December 2, 2015

PROM 2016 WITH AISLE STYLE

Dress: The Kooples , Tights: Calvin Klein, Shoes: Sigerson Morrison , Car:  Porsche Cayman R A few weeks ago I was shopping on Robertson Blvd for a Chloe handbag I’d seen days earlier when I found this gorgeous dress at The Kooples. It resembled the Adam’s Family and appealed to me because I didn’t own another dress like it. I was headed to Miami for two weeks the […]

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November 23, 2015

STYLING WITH PORSCHE

Shirt: Equipment, Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Stella McCartney  I’m an LA girl. 15 years and counting. Laid back, free spirited, so-cal vibe kind of girl. The only thing missing is I rarely wear jeans and tees. I prefer to be in heels and dresses in the dead of winter. When I saw this plaid shirt at Scoop NYC I wanted it immediately. You know […]

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November 18, 2015

LA GIRL

Jacket: Escada, Tank top: Alfani, Skir: Yigala Zrouel, Shoes: Sigerson Morrison  When you live in LA you take advantage of local landmarks when planning a blog shoot. Nothing about 100 degree weather in a tight skirt posing on Sunset blvd is natural, but to get a cool shot with the Sunset Pacific Motel aka Bates Motel you do it. […]

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November 7, 2015

BATES MOTEL WITH ESCADA

Top: The Kooples, Pants: Zimmermann, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman  My favorite season has arrived which means its time for new fall clothing. The change in weather always gets me excited. Jackets, layers, cooler temperatures: I love styling looks this time of the year. Prior to finding this outfit I spent the day shopping online to avoid traffic and checkout lines, […]

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October 31, 2015

KOOPLES, WEITZMAN, ZIMMERMANN OH MY!

Jacket & Skirt: Akris Punto (Similar here),  Blouse: Akris Punto,  Shoes: Calvin Klein, Bracelet: Charles Darius,  Earrings: Dogeared For as long as I can remember I’ve admired empowering women aka The Girl Bosses. The accomplishment that comes from hard earned, won’t backdown attitudes that equal sucess is what gets me out of bed everyday. After all, smart girls finish first is my motto. Since I’ve been […]

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October 23, 2015

#GIRLBOSS

Necklace: Charles Darius, Ring: Charles Darius, Blouse: 1.State (Similar here), Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman  The past few months have seen the reinvention of high-end designers approach to bows, ties and layered neckties for fall. Toss out last seasons skin barring midriffs because now we’re showcasing candy for our neck. I’ve been rocking neckties since my youthful 90’s which explains my instant love for this 1.State blouse my company […]

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September 23, 2015

THE NECKTIE

Dress: Sandro, Shoes: Forever 21 My fiancé and I were invited to a girlfriends wedding and I needed a dress that hadn’t been photographed multiple times already. When you are a fashion blogger you take photos and clothing into account when planning for events. I wasn’t sure what I wanted but knew it needed to […]

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August 11, 2015

LOVELY LACE

  Jacket: Nanako, Shirt: Zara (Similar here), Skirt: H&M (Similar here), Boots: Sam Edelman, Bracelet: Nakamo We are a generation of flying by the seat of our pants. Invitations are sent via texts and last minute happy hour, dinner parties, movie premiers and birthday’s are the norm. It’s almost as if we don’t have structured schedules and we are moving with […]

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August 1, 2015

DAY TO NIGHT

  Dress: Paperdolls Boutique Palm Springs, Shoes: Magali Pascal  Last year I worked on a feature film called, Walk of Shame. If you have seen the movie this dress probably brought you back to Elizabeth Banks running through the streets of downtown Los Angeles until the wee hours of the early morning. While that wasn’t my experience in […]

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July 19, 2015

NOT SO MELLOW YELLOW

Dress: Alice and Olivia, Gladiator Sandals: Steve Madden Persian blue, navy blue, baby blue… I’ve got the blues and so do a vast majority of designers right now. When I bought this dress I was looking for something different from the white, black and gray I always wear. The fit of this dress is flattering and so comfortable you barley feel it on. It was […]

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July 7, 2015

THE BLUES

Jacket: H&M, Jumpsuit: T by Alexander Wang, Shoes: Balenciaga I never thought I’d be the type to wear a jumpsuit. On several occasions I’ve tried them on but I never end up liking them on me. Finding this jumpsuit (or onesie as some call it) was a rarity. If it weren’t for all the travel I do I […]

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June 17, 2015

ALEXANDER WANG JUMPSUIT

Dress: Top Shop (Similar Here), Shoes: Elie Tahari Now that I’m back in LA I couldn’t be happier. Hot weather, mini leather… it’s perfect. I bought this dress a few months back but only wore it once so I decided to bring it out of hiding and blog about it because its just too good not […]

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June 9, 2015

LEATHER MINI

Jacket: Zara (Similar Here), Shirt: American Apparel, Jeans: Top Shop, Shoes: Top Shop, Sunnies: Ray Ban Since I’m away for another few days I decided to publish my best of Instagram. When we shot this #ootd in LA I wasn’t sure how the photos would turn out because bright yellow can be a difficult color to pull off. According […]

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June 1, 2015

BEST OF INSTAGRAM

Jacket: H&M, Sweater: Top Shop (Similar Here), T-Shirt: H&M (Similar Here), Pants: Sandro, Shoes: Sandro The past few months are kind of a blur. I’ve been traveling so much for work I feel like I’m living out of a suitcase. One things for sure, I’ve mastered the technique of packing light for all weather occasions. If you […]

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May 9, 2015

WINTER WONDERLAND

Top: Reformation, Skirt: Forever 21 (Similar Here), Shoes: Steve Madden (Similar Here) When I saw this graffiti gate I had to shoot with it. After all my World of Wonder Euro/Africa vacay is only a few days away. I really haven’t been shopping as much as I would like to because I’m saving for my trip, […]

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May 1, 2015

WORLD OF WONDER

Dress: Reformation, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell  I’m the all time girly-girl. I love sundresses, playing dress up and wearing high heels. One of the things I love about living in California is that no matter what season it is you are almost guaranteed warm weather year-round in LA. The only disadvantage to warmer weather is that retailers still stock seasonal inventory. So now […]

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April 23, 2015

SILVER SHOES

Top: Theory, Culottes: Theory, Platform Sandals: Balenciaga, Photography: Carl Raether The first day of spring is always exciting. Daylight savings giving us an extra hour of sunlight, and summer just around the corner. I love it! In LA it feels like summer year-around so spring just means more skin barring colorful clothing and open-toed shoes. Since making a comeback I decided to buy a pair […]

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April 16, 2015

SPRING FEVER

Top: Isabel Marant , Shirt: Reformation (Similar Here), Heels: Jessica Simpson , Photography: Carl Raether I wasn’t born in the seventies but if I had to pick a fashion era to recreate in the 21st century I’d say it’s a tossup between the 20’s and a free-for-all 70’s. It’s only a matter of time before everything comes back around full circle so maybe […]

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April 8, 2015

THAT 70’S SHOW

  Dress: Sandro (Similar: Trina Turk & BOSS), Shirt: Sandro (Similar Here) + Skirt Diane von Furstenburg); Heels: Elie Tahari (Featured Previous Post), Photography: Carl Raether Once again I’ve added another white dress to my expanding all white-wardrobe collection only this time the dress is different. The details on the sleeves separate my new Sandro from the other white dresses in my closet. Not to say that any of them are ordinary, but […]

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April 1, 2015

LITTLE WHITE DRESS

Dress: Clover Canyon (Similar Here), Platform Sandals: Balenciaga, Photography: Carl Raether Prints have never been my thing, and if you follow me on Instagram you know color is a close second. With all of the black and white in my closet spring was starting to look very dark so my friend Danielle and I spent one afternoon shopping for new stuff. When you’re looking […]

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March 30, 2015

PLAYFUL PRINTS

Scarf: Pucci (Similar), Top: Sandro, Pants: Sandro , Heels: Pour La Victoire, Photography: Carl Raether A few weeks ago I noticed the majority of my wardrobe reflected sundresses and skirts. With warmer temperatures in LA it’s easy to buy spring and summer clothing year-around neglecting trousers, scarves and cooler accessories that I’ve recently needed for all of my travels. Now that I’m on the hunt for more pants I […]

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March 27, 2015

TROUSERS AND SCARVES

Hat: Rag & Bone, Short Lace Top: HM, Lace Skirt: HM, Lace-up Shoes: HM, Photography: Carl Raether It’s almost that time again! As the countdown to the last days of PFW begin (and I dwell on the fact that I never get to attend those shows because of my day job), I start getting excited for festival season. It’s the one thing I have consistently managed to enjoy […]

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March 18, 2015

FEST BEST

Hat: Rag & Bone, Short Lace Top: HM, Lace Skirt: HM, Lace-up Shoes: HM, Photography: Carl Raether It’s almost that time again! As the countdown to the last days of PFW begin (and I dwell on the fact that I never get to attend those shows because of my day job), I start getting excited for festival season. It’s the one thing I have consistently managed to enjoy […]

Fashion

March 18, 2015

FEST BEST