A Few Reasons Why

Just because its wintertime, doesn’t mean you can’t look cute. Sometimes it’s easier to throw on some sweatpants and t-shirt because let’s face it, when it’s cold and dreary outside, all you want is to feel comfortable and warm. But that is possible, all it takes is a little bit of planning. What motivates you to look your best everyday? Comment below, I would love to hear about it. I know I have a much better day when I am put together and wearing something cute. So grab your favorite knee high boots and a warm sweater dress like this one from Fashion Nova, and begin your day of right.

A few reasons why it’s important to dress nice…

1. Life is short. Looking your best =feeling your best and that goes for anyone. Taking care of yourself means you love yourself, and that’s extremely important. No one will take better care of YOU, than YOU.

2. Fashion is a chance to express your inner beauty. Why hold yourself back? Show the world what you have to offer.

3. You ARE beautiful. Why conceal it?

4. You never know who you will run into. I’m not saying you have to wear your fanciest dress, or have a pound of makeup on your face, a cute outfit and put together hair is always pleasant. Be yourself and follow your own standards.

Here are a few reasons I’m obsessed-with this dress. First of all its very form fitting which I prefer when choosing clothing. The fabric is stretchy and non constricting which is great, I feel like I am wearing a second skin. The color is light and easy to accessorize. And lastly the dress is extremely soft. I feel wintertime is a season where wearing soft, comfortable clothes is key. I hate waking up and having to overthink what I will wear that day. So having a few warm dresses makes my life much simpler.

My boots are from Nordstrom Rack. I really love wearing knee high boots because I can combine them with dresses, jeans or shorts. These are by Kenneth Cole and I love the slits at the back giving it an edge. Usually whenever I buy knee highs, I always have a problem with the tops sliding down. But these are excellent in staying up on my thighs.

Since the weather has been on and off here in LA, one day its cold and the next extremely warm, I try and purchase clothing that can be used for a variety of seasons, and in case it is cold, you can always throw on a jacket and you’ll be good to go.

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Warm Weather is for Summer Dresses

Happy Summer everybody! 

We have been going through a major heatwave here in California and a light, flowy dresses has become my go-to. Nothing is easier to throw on than a light dress because in this heat, the last thing I want to do is overthink about what I am going to wear that day.  This dress in particular is my favorite because of its classic A-line look, floral print, and light and airy fabric. Paired with a pair of my favorite Vince Camuto sandals, and I am ready to start the day. 

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I saw this dress and instantly fell in love. Collecting pieces that I will wear often is important to me and this dress fit all the criteria. The length is perfect, a little bit above the knee. The print is versatile and the fabric is light.

This pretty black floral dress is from Topshop. 

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My favorite detail about the dress are the ruched sleeves. The drawstrings pull up giving the sleeves a slight angle. 

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The slightly open back has a button on the top to allow airflow while maintaining a classy look. 

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I would love to hear some of your ideas , comment below and tell me about your favorite dress! 

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Oh My, Lace

This season has definitely been on the wet side, and although I love rain, I have been missing the warm sunny days characteristic of California. Somehow I feel most productive when the sun is shining and the birds are singing. Amid that, I miss wearing summer dresses. Having purchased this particular dress (Crisscross-Back Hollow Out Lace Up Dress) a few months ago, I have been dying to wear it out. And finally the day came. It was in the high seventies and I told myself, today is the day.

I purchased this dress on a website called Romwe.com and although I am usually very skeptical about buying clothing online, (I like to try it on first and make sure it fits), I decided to give it a go. To my delight, all the items I purchased were perfect. Not only were they inexpensive, this dress was only US $16.41, but they arrived fairly quickly, within a month. This dress is on the shorter side, but very comfortable with a back zipper and halter spaghetti straps that tie together mid back. The fabric is made out of cotton blends, therefore perfect for warm, summer days.

What caught my attention about this dress was the detailing. The section at the waist is embroidered with pink flowers circling the waist. Along the front and the back of the dress the flowers are intricately woven on, portraying a very soft and feminine look. The dress is a pastel pink and I wasn’t sure if it would stay warm for the duration of the day, so I layered it with my washed out YMI denim jacket. For shoes, I wore a pair of grey suede Via Spiga sandals (www.viaspiga.com).  I decided to keep it simple with accessories, wearing a pair of golden hoop earrings with pastel beads attached to them, and a light-colored bracelet, both of which I purchased at Claire’s (www.claires.com), an accessory store usually found in shopping malls here in California.

I highly recommend Romwe.com for cute, well made pieces. Let me know what favorite online stores you have in the comments below! I would love to chat. Have a lovely weekend! XOXOXOXOXOXO

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