Pre-Fall Already?!

Mens blazer with twist
Memorial day seems to be the unofficial start of summer. Warm nights, long barbecues and finally an “easy” season for clothes…What!, pre-season showings of fall fashions? Fashion is so fickle and honestly a bit crazy making, but along with the fast pace of trending, there also comes the great sales that are about to start. This is a good time to purchase classic pieces and continue building your wardrobe at a discount. Yes, it’s summer fashions that are on sale, but you can find cashmere, blazers and light leathers that will be wearable well into the fall season. Stick with classic cuts and fabrics and always stay true to your individual style. Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean it’s a good deal, you can go broke buying discount! xoxo
Cashmere Cardigan
Rick Owens washed leather jacket

Style Couple…

It’s no surprise that I think Olivia Palermo has great style. She pulls from all kinds of inspiration and knows how to mix high end designers, with high street chic fashions. She’s commonly photographed in great pieces bought from H&M and Zara, and always looks put together without being overdone or matchy, matchy. Her boyfriend, German model Johannes Huebl, is no exception. Their downtown living mixes well with their uptown persona. xoxo

Color Blocking

Color blocking is a huge trend this season. I have to admit, I love it. With the rise of the 70’s lately, color blocking falls right along side nicely. DVF‘s spring show, showed a beautiful collection of bright colors, soft fabrics and overall prettiness. It’s the right amount of ease as we head into Memorial Day…xoxo

Koo, Koo, Kaa Choo…

Tamara Melon

There’s been a lot of talk whether Jimmy Choo was going public or not. Well, in the end, the upscale shoe brand has been bought out by privately owned company Labelux. It was a big payout of roughly $800 Million. Labelux is a relatively new parent company that also houses Derek Lam and Bally. Tamara Melon will stay on as chief creative officer and CEO Joshua Schulman will stay on as well. That’s not a bad days pay! Good for her! xoxo

Is This a Joke

Princess Beatrice

We all remember the ridiculous pill box hat the Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding, well apparently it was auctioned off on Ebay for $130,700…Has someone lost their mind?!

Ahhh CHANEL

The Cruise wear fashion shows have started and I find these shows to be the favorite among many people. The Resort category is much more wearable and most LA department stores order heavy from these shows. The most recent, CHANEL, was so beautiful. Not only did the back drop and furniture feel like it took place in a garden, but the clothes were so feminine and whimsical. Karl Lagerfeld is truly one of geniuses and how he keeps an almost 100 year old fashion house current and new is inspiring. xoxo

Street Style

Pic by Style and the City

One of my most favorite things to do is people watch. I can sit for hours watching all walks of life pass by. It’s incredibly inspiring seeing people piece together their individuality. “Street Style”, as it’s commonly known in fashion, is where many designers find their own inspirations and ideas. I love how lifestyle and demographics guide this side of fashion.

Street style definitely has an ease and comfort to it, but it’s always carried with an amazing amount of confidence. Although you may not be caught dead wearing ripped denim shorts, it’s undeniable when worn and styled by the right person, the pairing is perfection. xoxo

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Summer Essentials…

Summer is finally upon us, the longer days, the warmer nights and the laid back attitude is a welcomed relief from our, seemingly, long winter. I’m looking forward to spending time with good friends, grilling good food and relaxing on days that feel like a vacation.

Wardrobe always poses a dilemma during this time. Because it’s a casual season, sometimes casual gets translated into sloppy and unkept. If you know me, or follow my blog, you know that I’m all about a no fuss face, and clean line heavy. With that said, there are summer essentials that no matter where you fall on the casual spectrum they are sure to help in keeping you “cool”. xoxo

The ever important Sunblock!
Kiehl’s now makes SPF lip balm!
Keep your fedora’s for one more season.
A classic sunglass.
Shorts are a huge trend!
I love a canvas tote instead of “designer” labels for summer.