• Balboa Lake
    Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Thrifted Embroidered Blouse

    TOP: Loft (thrifted)  |  PANTS: H&M  |  BAG: T.J. Maxx  |  SHOES: Lulu’s           Last weekend I went to Lake Balboa because I heard that in the springtime there are tons of cherry blossom trees that bloom around the lake. This wasn’t the case yet.  They weren’t in bloom at all.  It’s fine though because I want to go back soon.  It’s a really nice park and has a lot of things to do.  There is a huge field that my dog absolutely loved to run around in. There is also a dog park that I’d like to check out and an amazing looking Japanese garden.…

  • Tahari Jacket
    How to Style,  Outfits

    Styling a Purple Jacket

    JACKET: Tahari  |  JEANS: Target  |  BOOTS: Circus by Sam Edelman  |  SUNGLASSES: Target (available in store)  |  BAG: Forever 21           I got this purple jacket last year at a Nordstrom Rack sample sale.  I absolutely love the color and style.  It’s very casual feeling because it has kind of a laid-back style to it.  It doesn’t have any closures and makes me feel like I am wearing a robe.   I feel like it is so nice to just have to throw on when you are chilly.  I don’t wear it too often though because it is slightly too large and a bit itchy…

  • Joshua tree national park
    Outfits,  Travel

    Ruffled Sweater in Joshua Tree

    SWEATER: Target  |   JEANS: Asos  |  SNEAKERS: Ked’s           On Saturday we went to Joshua Tree and Palm Springs for the day.  We didn’t do much in either place, but still had a lot of fun.  I originally wanted to go to Palm Springs to take some colorful photos and visit a garden but the garden was closed.  We decided to go to Joshua Tree because it is so close and we have a National Park Pass.  It was pretty chilly but it was still nice enough to get out and walk around.  The weather in Palm Springs was amazing though (73 degrees).  Since we…

  • Ted Baker Backpack
    How to Style,  Outfits

    Styling a Long Cardigan

    CARDIGAN: Sienna Sky  |  TOP: Urban Romantics  |  JEANS: Target  |  BOOTS: T.J. Maxx  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London  |  SCRUNCHIE: Anthropologie (available in store)           I’m back with another post about a colorful speckled sweater.  I got this one for my birthday too.  I love this one because it is a long cardigan.  It’s a little bit warmer than short ones.  I especially love the colors in the yarn.  It just reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal or something, haha.  I have loved long cardigans since college (about 10 years ago).  I used to wear them over dresses all the time.  I feel like they…

  • How to Style

    How to be Confident Wearing Color

    Top: Forever 21  |  Pants: Forever 21  |  Sandals: Abound           This may be a little difficult for me to explain because I’ve personally never had any issues wearing bright colors.  I have always been naturally drawn to color.  I couldn’t imagine avoiding it.  I have just heard people over the span of my life say something along the lines of “I can’t pull that off, it’s too bright.”  Based off previous conversations and observations, it seems that a lot of people think that if they wear a bright color it will make them stand out too much.  I don’t think this is the case.  When…

  • Los Angeles,  Outfits

    Exploring Kenneth Hahn Park

    T-SHIRT: H&M  |  SHORTS: Target  |  SHOES: Target  |  PURSE: Botkier (similar)  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV           Sunday we found out that Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is open and allows dogs.  I’m not sure if it has been open this whole time, or if it just opened.  We have been staying home for the most part, like everybody else and it is really hard on our puppy.  He is starting to show signs of separation anxiety when we leave together because he is used to being with us nonstop.  Also, he is really bored and not getting enough stimulation and exercise.  We have been trying to find methods to get him…

  • Outfits

    The World is Your Oyster

    TOP: Tee and Cake   |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  JEANS: H&M  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London  |  SNEAKERS: Ked’s  |  HEADBAND: H&M           I came across this t-shirt while shopping at Nordstrom Rack.  I instantly wanted it because not only do I love it, but I actually made something really similar in the past but never finished it.  I hand-embroidered a clam and sewed a pearl inside but I never got around to doing anything with it.  I’d never seen anything like it so I was super excited to see the same thing in a store.  I also really love the phrase “the world is your oyster”.  It was…

  • Outfits

    Tie Dye by the Water

    TOP: Target  |  JEANS: Asos  |  BAG: Ted Baker London  |  SCRUNCHIE: Anthropologie (similar)  |  BELT: Thrifted (similar)           I feel like I am stuck in a styling rut.  I think I wear mom jeans too often.  I wear one of my three pairs most days of the week.  They just make a lot of my outfits look the same.  Of course I like how they look, I just get in the habit of wearing jean and shirt combos.  I guess it doesn’t help that it’s been pretty chilly.  It’s too cold to wear skirts or dresses.  Also, it feels weird wearing tights in a warm climate.  If you…

  • How to Style,  Outfits

    What to Wear With a Denim Skirt

    TOP: Zara  |  SKIRT: H&M  |  SHOES: Circus by Sam Edelman  |  BAG: Coach  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.             I found this top at Zara when I went back to Chicago a few weeks ago.  I love the style and color.  Ruffles are really my style because they are super feminine.  This top is nice because it’s a rib knit so it’s super form fitting and comfortable.  I wore it with this denim skirt from H&M.  I have been in need of a denim skirt for a really long time.  I can’t remember the last one I owned.  I got this one in the sale section…

  • How to Style,  Outfits

    Styling Overalls

    OVERALLS: Kensie  |  TOP: Target  |  SANDALS: H&M  |  BAG: Walmart  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           I was in need of some new jeans last week so I went shopping.  I came across these amazing overalls by Kensie and knew I had to have them.  I just love the style.  They feel modern with the loose style leg.  They also have distressing, which is something I haven’t owned a lot of in the past.  I paired them with this sheer floral top from Target.  If you are looking for some affordable overalls, H&M also has a ton right now that are very similar.  Are you guys…