First Mothers' Day
I wanted a love story. The sort of aching, vulnerable, reluctant-but-inevitable-submission-into love found in the pages of Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice. I thought love would be poetry and English fields, even though I’ve never even been to England nor did I marry Mr. Darcy. The occasion of the day inspires me to put my feelings to ink. And I have so many of them. I lay awake at night and...
The Striped Dress
It’s been a long time since I mentioned body acceptance on my blog because I feel as though it’s implicit in everything I do here. Sometimes I think I’m blogging for three people—my sister, and my friends Gabi and Xtina. But then I check my stats and see that thousands visit each week and I think OMG who are you all? I realize that each of you has your own distinct...
Vamp Red & Blush Pink
You guys know I’m all about blushy colors and I especially love the combination of pink, red, and purple. I recently found and fell in love with these lush corduroy legging jeans in “vamp red.” Can’t stop wearing them. I’m tempted by the other jewel tones, but these are my favorite. I finally got a chance to wear these gorgeous suede boots again. I wore this to lunch +...
It’s been a month since I had my baby and life has changed so much! Lately our days (and nights) have been all about baby. I had the chance to go out with my husband yesterday evening so I dressed up in this bodycon skirt and contrast blouse. I wanted something pretty and feminine and something that was definitely not maternity wear. I’m so excited for Fall weather, Fall...
Welcome, baby Julia! Her name was inspired by the Beatles song, “Julia / seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me / So I sing the song of love / Julia” John and I are completely in love with our baby girl. Thank you for all the sweet messages.
Just Add Baby!
Here are some pictures from my baby’s nursery. I still want to add a few more things but we have all the essentials. Just waiting for baby’s arrival now! Crib by Stokke. I love the round corners. Check out the sleep sheep inside, she emits soothing sounds to help baby sleep. A glider chair is essential for those long nights. I added this pink Moroccan pouf for a little color and...
“Salutations! It’s my fancy way of saying hello.” — I have always remembered this line from the classic book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, which may have also been my introduction to the concept of conveying one thing in two different ways. Like the spider Charlotte, British designer Charlotte Olympia conveys a message in her own markedly fancy way. Her signature is...
Sheer shirts were everywhere this summer and I wondered how I would wear them into early Fall. Today I wore this sheer top with a lace bralette and blazer. Paired this with jeans and these Manolo Blahnik gold slippers. These flats are so pretty, I don’t miss my heels. And they’re comfortable, which I need since I’m super pregnant and could go into labor any day...
I have not written much about my pregnancy on my blog, because the experience is so private, and yet dichotomously so universal. I’m in my last month and even though I cannot wait to hold my baby in my arms, I’m a little sad that my pregnancy is ending. As long as I’ve lived, I have known my mother loves me. Unlike other relationships, I am unable to pinpoint when that love...
Blush + Milk Chocolate
After accomplishing a major goal last month, I purchased these blush satin Valentino heels as a gift to myself. I am in love, just look at those bows! Worn with another favorite: these pale pink pants from Dorothy Perkins. I think blush tones look so sweet against brown. Such an underrated color. Love this milky brown blouse dotted with sparkly rhinestones that I found at Forever21 Plus. ...
For an evening out this weekend, I pulled two favorites I haven’t worn in a long time—this mesh bodysuit and tulle skirt. To finish the look I chose simple upswept hair, pearl drop earrings, and my black Louboutins. I slipped a sparkly bracelet on my ankle, inspired by ever perfect blogger Karla. Bodysuit and Skirt: ASOS, Earrings: Tiffany, Shoes: Louboutin, Lipstick: MAC Red...
My Skincare Favorites
I’ve received emails about my skincare routine, so I thought I would make a post. These are the products that help me achieve glowing, lovely skin. Perfect for summer. Links below: [[MORE]] The best sunscreen I’ve tried is La Mer SPF Protecting Fluid—it’s a splurge, but it’s perfectly lightweight, melts into my skin, and works seamlessly with my makeup. No matter...
Marant & Manolos
The return of minimalist heels and pointed toes reminds of the 90s in the best way possible. I think it’s very Carrie Bradshaw, especially with an otherwise casual ensemble. These pale pink Manolos remind me of the urban shoe myth episode of SATC. Wore this pretty Isabel Marant top, it’s the most feminine striped top I’ve found. Baby bump pic below: [[MORE]] Finally, I...
A Room of One's Own
I’ve wanted a room of my own since I read Virginia Woolf’s words, “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write.” I cannot agree more. I didn’t have a room of my own until now—my own office. Anyone who lives with another person knows you often compromise on how a space looks and feels. But this room is all mine. I’m thrilled! Here is...
I finally found a pair of satin pants. There’s something very 1940s about satin that I love. Makes me think of boudoirs and stylish female characters à la film noir. Decided to play with sheen and sparkle by adding this amazing Vivienne Westwood glitter top and a pill box hat covered in thousands of tiny glass bugle beads. Pink lips, pink nails, and white shades just for fun. Top: Viv...
In warm weather, an oversized blouse in a light fabric is essential. The neckline of this blouse stretches quite a bit, so I pulled it down to wear around my shoulders—which I think makes it much more romantic and pretty. I love unusual prints, so this palm and flamingo print is perfect. Wore this casual outfit to grab a sandwich at one my favorite delis, Porta Via. I can’t...
Dressed in Love
Wore this pink and gold outfit to go on a date. One of the most important things I’ve learned about romance and long-term relationships is to go on dates (with each other)! He took me to an italian restaurant and years later it feels like our first dates, except so much better. Do you think your personal style is influenced by significant moments in your life? Right now I’m so...
Wore this around town to grab lunch and an ice cream cone. Enjoyed the sunny day (after lots of rain) in this multicolored skirt and blouson style top. Pinks look so lovely against apricot, this is one of my favorite color combinations. My search for the perfect pair of espadrilles ended once I found these wedge sandals by Brian Atwood. Hope everyone had a great weekend! xx Top: ASOS,...
We’re very happy to finally share our good news. I’m having a baby! I’ve wanted to blog about this sooner but I wanted to wait for the right time. I’m almost 20 weeks pregnant and due in the Fall. My baby bump is small but growing. We can’t wait to welcome baby into our lives. This is a completely new experience for me, and I’m happy to blog about it along the...
I have thoughts about shoes. It’s kinda funny to admit and while not the only thing I think about, those shoe-thoughts are there pretty often. Today I was thinking about a shoemaker I’ve been following for years, Fluevog Shoes. I don’t know what it is about these shoes, I’ve never purchased a pair. Sometimes I wonder whether I even like them. I find some styles…...
Here’s what I wore to a dinner party with friends in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The colors look best in the first photo, where you can see the sparkly pink stripes that run throughout the sweater. Between this detail and the puff shoulders, I’m in love. Wore it over a longer blouse for a look half inspired by Miu Miu SS10 (so good) and half by the outfit Cher wears in the movie...
In love with these chic bright red trousers I got from Nordstrom. Wore them with my angora sweater, bordeaux Miu Miu heels, and stacked bracelets. Also, check out my new hair! Lighter was fun but I missed my dark locks. Pant: Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Sweater: Asos Heels & Bag: Miu Miu Sunglasses: via Tory Burch
I wanted to share my absolute favorite photos and moments of 2011. It was a year defined by graduating from law school, going to a few beautiful places, wearing a few beautiful dresses, and starting to carve out my own path. I am beyond excited for the new year! Wishing you all the best in life, love, and style. xx
I put this outfit together to do my remaining Christmas shopping. I love layering sheer blouses under knits. This blouse is perfect because it’s cut just low enough for the lace of my bralette to peek out. My attempt at that distinctly Dolce and Gabbana neckline that walks the line between sexy and sweet. Happy holidays! xo Blouse: Evans, Bralette: Agent Provocateur, Sweater: Trina...
Silk Bows & Cashmere
Here’s an outfit from this weekend. I paired these inky blue corduroy pants with this cashmere top. For some extra tszuj I added this unique vest with purple silk bows. Love all the textures! Also, you can see a better picture of my lighter hair color. Top: Agent Provocateur, Pants: GAP, Vest: Meghan Los Angeles, Heels: Dries Van Noten
Mini post! Here’s what I wore for a night out and dinner at a great Indian restaurant. Wore my favorite tux blazer and suede boots, keeping the rest simple. On my lips I’m wearing NARS Damned. I love this berry shade against my new hair color. I went from dark brown to warm brown + caramel highlights. Blazer: Evans UK (p.s. Evans just launched their US site!) Top: Forever 21+ ...
Top: Talbots via Marshalls Jeans: Torrid Jacket: Trina Turk via Nordstrom Heels: Manolo Blahnik via Nordstrom Cuff: Unearthed Etsy Lipstick: MAC Red Nails: OPI San Tan-Tonio, OPI Louvre me Louvre me not Inline with my holiday inspiration post, I wanted to share some of my favorite recent outfits. Today I wore this fabulous oversized sequin top. It’s lined in silk and feels...
Holiday Fashion Inspiration
Feminine Knits It’s the season to wear a beautiful knit sweater or dress. In addition to keeping you warm, the texture of a knit adds depth to your outfit. One of my favorites is angora, for its delicate airy knit that makes you looks dreamy in that holiday-film sort of way. A Statement Coat I love a statement coat because you can pair it with your favorite jeans and sweater just as...
Dress: J.Crew Belt: Dorothy Perkins Boots: DUO Boots This lush knit sweater dress from J.Crew is one of my favorite dresses for transitioning into Fall weather. This simple and chic outfit is perfect for a date night in chilly weather. These gorgeous suede boots are from DUO boots, which makes boots according to calf measurement. It took about a week to get them in California all the...