Transitioning to a Work Wardrobe

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Vest: Truth & Pride  //  Sweatshirt and Sunglasses: Banana Republic (c/o)  // Dress: Elkin Collection  //  Bandana: Gap  //  Boots: Via Spiga

Finally being a post grad means a whole bunch of things — having a degree, searching for a job, and transitioning to a more appropriate work wardrobe.  This does not mean buying every neutral matching pant suit from the department store, but it does mean finding some great transitional, classic pieces that can do double duty.  A classic blazer, a midi skirt, lower heels, and fun statement pieces are all great buys.  They can work for both the office and weekends! Being a young professional means being smart with your money and finding clothes that are quality items and can be mixed and matched, but don’t break the bank.  Start your shopping at places like Banana Republic, Shopbop, Zara, and Nordstrom to get work wardrobe ready!! 
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Athleisure: Too Good to Be True?

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Let’s be real: I never look great after a hard workout. My face is a bright tomato, I have sweat soaked clothes, and the last thing I want to do is meet a friend for coffee or brunch without a real shower.  Everyday I plan my schedule around my daily workout, my social life and work obligations, and… a well deserved shower! The idea of athliesure post gym is enticing  but is it actually attainable?

Athliesure has been a college wardrobe staple of mine for the past four years, way before white sneakers and leggings were a 9am-5pm staple.   However, the idea of remaining in my gym clothes all day (sans shower) sounds anything but ideal — but with new and improved products like dry shampoo and super stylish exercise gear and a few clothing swaps post exercise, could athliesure actually work?  Scroll down and check out my take on the athliesure trend.

Jacket: Levi Jeans  //  Top: Zara  //  Leggings: Lululemon  //  Shoes: Vans  //  Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs  //  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  //  Rings: Bony Levy

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Styling the Golden Globes + Sneaker Talk

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It is amazing how things can change so quickly — one day average, the next day beyond imagination.  This past Friday, January 8th to be exact, I received an email on my way to the hairdresser.  An email from a lady I’ve never met, but with a very intriguing subject line: Golden Globes Intern.  Needing two red stoplights time to reply {and control my excitement}, I was set to intern under stylist Kate Young and Caroline DeJean.  It was an amazing experience.  There are so many truly talented and genuine people that I’ve been so lucky enough to meet.  It’s a new year, and I already have the Golden Globes under my belt.

Side note: I was so excited to embrace the comfy sneaker/slip-on trend and purchased a classic leather pair of Vans late Friday evening — knowing they would be the perfect thing to wear for my busy day helping style for the Globes. Ironically the “comfy” sneakers turned into major blisters. Buyers beware. 

Coat: Kate Spade Saturday // Sweater: Gap // Jeans: Joe’s Jeans // Shoes: Vans // Ring: Bony Levy // Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Céline

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Winter’s Best: Over-the-Knee Boots

ootd, fashion, street style, fall style, skinny jeans, over the knee boots,Winter is here! Can we all please get a cheers (and a clink of hot cocoa!) Most of you, me included, are probably out finishing holiday shopping and trying to get all the last little goodies on our shopping lists.  I always have such a hard time shopping — not that I can’t find anything for my friends and loved ones, but because I like to shop around first.  I like seeing what’s out there and being confident that it is the perfect gift.  When looking for gifts my motto is to find something they love but wouldn’t normally buy for themselves on an average day.  I’m not going to reveal any of my fabulous finds incase any of the lovely recipients are reading, but I recommend to shop local, find novel gifts, and always try to avoid the lines!

On a side note — if you are shopping for any fashion girls, over-the-knee boots are having a major moment (and they are oh, so practical for chilly days!)

Sweater: Joie // Jeans: Diesel  // Boots: Via Spiga // Scarf: Inouitoosh  // Sunglasses: Céline  // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
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My Fall Go-To: Rich Hues and Heeled Booties

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This past weekend I went home for about a millisecond, where I was reminded what a chilly fall day feels like. Living in Los Angeles, I don’t even bother looking at the weather app on my phone anymore.  I’ve come to expect sunny days with a high between 70-80 degrees and if in the rare case of rain, I would probably find out on social media before the thought of what to wear enters my mind.  As a result of my incompetencies with packing (I always pack an excessive amount of everything that I don’t want to wear) I resorted to wearing my sister’s clothes.  I ended up pulling a simple cashmere sweater, zippered pants in a luxurious rich green hue, and let my favorite accessories do the talking.  This has become my fall go-to outfit as of late — it is simple, chic, yet sophisticated all at the same time, not to mention very comfortable.  I recently found these low heeled booties and I’m in love — they make the hugest difference in any outfit and bonus, they give you a few extra inches!  I know I am going to get lots of use out of these suede beauties. What are you wearing this fall?

Sweater: Nordstrom // Pants: Nanette Lepore // Booties: Belle by Sigerson Morrison // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Celine // Ring: Bony Levy 
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