Last month I traveled to Hawaii to attend a college friend’s wedding. Expecting a weekend of pure relaxation and fun with old friends, it quickly turned into chaotic disaster and a trip to remember to say the least. Perhaps I was still getting over the (literal) sting from the trip to post these photos but long story short: I forgot my ENTIRE wallet at the airport, then within hours of arriving and running down to the beach, I got stung by jellyfish which had wrapped around both my legs, cut up my whole left knee from the coral reef while surfing, and finally getting stuck sitting next to a crying sick baby next to me on the flight back was the cherry on top (I did end up getting sick immediately after…of course).
Despite all of the pain and stress, the wedding was one of the most beautiful ones I had ever had the honor of attending. SO glad to have experienced it all. xx
For all the weddings you’ll be attending:
THESE jeans are simply not your average. Parker Smith’s Jeans fit is insanely snug and are beyond comfortable. Best of all, their pants lift your booty like you cannot imagine, uhm THANK YOU! This week, I sported the Shark Bite in Ventura (which is PERFECTLY cropped for my 5’2″ self) and the Bombshell Straight in Stallion (And for those, I did have to snip-snip a tad at the bottom).
I can’t stress enough how buttery soft they are, how wearable they are and how flattering they are. My friend at Parker Smith also highlighted the fact they can be washed and tumbled dry while keeping their shape AND color. SCORE.
Check out a few of my favorite Parker Smith styles for Fall.
Traveling to Europe has been a dream of mine ever since I could remember, and this summer, I had the opportunity to finally go. When traveling in Europe, I wanted to visit all of the many tourist attractions without looking like a tourist (or looking lost for that matter). Meaning, no athleisure and sportswear but chic (and most importantly, comfy) flats, a blazer that takes me from day to night and the perfect black mini to style.
Working in downtown LA has it’s perks – for one, fantastic food options and most importantly, the beauty of the city architecture. Catch me on the corner of Grand and 6th rocking my favorite Citizens of Humanity Jumpsuit.
DTLA lovers, look no further than this hot spot that serves up brunch (+ other daily treats) AND yoga. Yes, it’s true. The Springs has a yoga studio and a wellness center in the back and a kitchen and juice bar in the front. Spacious and not to mention has free parking (which is a rarity anywhere in LA), this space is a gem and the perfect place to grab a book and take a breather in the midst of the bustling city.
As a resolution to travel more this year, I decided to make a quick trip to Seattle for the weekend. Seattle was beautiful and fulfilled every expectation and more and cannot wait to go back. Below are some of the places I visited, stayed and played. For a unique Seattle experience, I highly recommend visiting Sake Nomi and trying a sake flight, Capitol hill hangs at Unicorn (I insist you try the Unicorn Jizz speciality drink, it’s DELICIOUS) and fun and games at the Garage and Flatstick Pub.
It’s no surprise that apart from my general black and white go-to attire, I’m stocked up on the basic essentials. Vintage tee, moto jacket, worn in- denim and the perfect black boots, anyone? As we sift through our closets on the daily while repeatedly saying to ourselves “I have nothing to wear,” we forget that we can make a killer outfit even with pieces on repeat. And as part of my new year resolution: to simplify and destress whenever possible, this keeps to that promise and makes life a whole lot easier.
Leather Jacket (similar) // vintage tee (similar) // denim // black boot (similar)
For those of you that don’t know, I suffer(ed) from cystic adult acne. I say suffer(ed) because I’m currently in the process of undergoing treatments and am luckily seeing great results. [treatment to be discussed at a later time] Nevertheless, with my intense regimen and products in use, it’s important for me not to over abrade my face, which would in turn cause more issues in the healing process. Clarisonic’s mia Fit has been a perfect addition to my daily routine as it’s a non-exfoliant, but gently lifts away dirt. No wonder Clarisonic is the #1 cleaning device recommended by US dermatologists. Even more than it’s effective cleaning abilities, the mia Fit is portable in size and a terrific gift to get anyone (nudge, nudge). Happy holiday’s everyone! xx