Styling Military Messenger Handbag with Simple LBD

Monday, September 18, 2017

Black T-Shirt Dress: Socialite (under $50) | Black Platform Espadrilles- Marc Fisher (NOW 40% off!) | Embellished Military Crossbody Bag- Henri Bendel c/o | 

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm really excited to share today's post for two reasons. The first being that we shot these pictures by an art mural on Melrose street AND more importantly who doesn't love standing under a rainbow?! Second is that I finally get to share this cute embellished handbag.

I’ve been crushing on all and anything military. The military trend is by far my favorite for fall and I’ve loved styling it into outfits to transition my summer wardrobe into fall. This embellished bag is my newest obsession. I cannot get enough of all the cute details on it! I love that I can wear a simple outfit, and completely feel put together when wearing this bag. 

 It’s still really warm in Southern California so I’m still wearing light weight t-shirt dresses and these espadrilles. These espadrilles have been a favorite of mine this year because the tall platform makes my legs look extra-long. Also, I have to mention that they are on MAJOR sale (40% off- I’m considering get these nude colored ones). 

Summer Tunic: Green Coldshoulder Dress and Espadrille Wedges

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Green Tunic- Free People | Espadrille Wedges- Marc Fisher | Crossbody handbag- SheIn c/o | 

Happy Wednesday Loves! 

 So you may have noticed the blog looks slightly different. I’m currently working on updating the layout design to make it more user friendly (aka cute-er)! Since the holidays are coming up I thought it is a great time to get all the design kinks fixed now. Fair warning things may keep changing on here until I get everything just how I want it. 

 I started my blog so long ago… I started it as a hobby and never spent time on getting the layout perfect. I first started with the generic blogger templates…then added an Etsy premade template…and now I’m working on customizing this new one. I love to blog and would love to expand and grow this hobby into a more stable job. BUT, first things are first and I want to spend time fixing the foundations of my blog. Hopefully this new template will optimize the experience of my readers. So, thank you for your patience and for your continuous support. 

 Now about today’s blog post. I am sharing this cute green tunic that I instantly fell in love with because of the beautiful green color. In my opinion FreePeople makes some of the cutest prints. However, sometimes I struggle to find practicality in some pieces that have unique silhouettes (or too short in length). This tunic is actually the perfect length, so it worked as a dress for me (as reference, I am 5’8”). I bought it because it will also be a great transitioning piece for Fall. It is too warm in SoCal to wear pants but in the Fall I will be great with legging and booties! Today I am sharing how I wore it with my favorite black espadrilles and this studded crossbody bag. These espadrilles have been the best investment. I hesitated on getting them in the Spring because $160 seems like too much for espadrilles. But, I am so glad I pulled the trigger!! Also, I feel like they make my legs look longer!  

Summer Layers: Ruffle Sleeve Jacket and Cutoff Shorts

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ruffle Sleeve Jacket- Banana Republic c/o | White Cami- Banana Republic c/o | Cut off Frayed Shorts- STS Blue | Espadrille Wedges- Vince | Chain Crossbody- SheIn c/o | 

Happy Hump Day everyone! 
 We are half way through the week and I am ready for the weekend to kick off. 

 Today I am sharing this look with the cutest and simplest Summer layers. Even though the days are still SUPER hot, the evenings get cool enough for a light jacket. So this outfit has been my go-to lately. Denim shorts are my favorite thing to wear in Summer. They are practical for the hot weather and can be easily dressed up. I like the contrast of the distressed denim with a simple and sophisticated white cami. However, this outfit is completely transformed with this unique ruffle sleeve jacket. It has the cutest sleeves- I am absolutely obsessed!! 

 Even though I don’t usually think of jackets during the Summer, they are needed. And, since it’s not necessary to bust out the heavy winter artillery a light weight jacket is a must have. This ruffle sleeve option is a soft cotton blend that doesn’t feel heavy but provides enough coverage for an evening dinner night out. I appreciate that I can wear it over any simple outfit and instantly feel like I ‘dressed up’.

This Summer has felt like it went by in a blink of an eye. However, I love that in Southern California Summer feels like it lasts up until Christmas. It’s such a cliché to say but Summer really is endless here. But, that’s what I love most about California. I can take full advantage of any Summer clothes and only have to wear light layers (heavy layers are not my friend). Which means, that this jacket will be the best transitional item for Fall!  

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