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THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS FOR LESS THAN $40

 

Fact: great fashion does not always have to come with expensive price tags. Case in point: the Who What Wear collection for Target – where more and more pieces showing up in my closet are coming from! I say this EVERY time they come out with a new collection, but this month’s collection is absolutely stunning. It perfectly embodies the Summer California girl who’s kicking ass at the office and having a great time on the weekends. I am definitely the “weekend” California girl today, as I am actually up in Paso Robles hanging out at one of my all time favorite wineries: JUSTIN! I just knew this dress would be perfect for the weather, it would be beautiful amongst all of the beautiful vines, and it would be just an easy breezy all-in-one outfit to throw on for a tasting and for dinner.

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WHERE TO GO TO REVAMP YOUR DENIM FOR SUMMER IN LA

 

It’s no secret at this point that LA girls love vintage, they love Levi’s, and they love denim. The trick though always seems to be, “where do we get said vintage/Levi’s/denim!” Los Angeles may be a sprawling city full of boutiques and fashion opportunities, but when it comes to discovering the best finds, you’ve got to know where to go to get them and then what to do to modernize them a bit.

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DENIM + VINYL. STILL COOL FOR THE SUMMER.

 

Do you have those pieces in your closet you want to wear regardless of what the weather looks like outside? I have tons of those. In fact I’m convinced that just about everything in my closet can be worn anytime – at least in Los Angeles. Denim and pleather/leather/vinyl are those materials that can totally complete any look, and as far as I’m concerned you can and should wear them whenever you like. Fortunately though it’s been relatively temperate around LA these past few weeks. It’s not too hot that I can’t wear my favorite vinyl skirt, but also not to cold that I have to coverup my favorite button down denim shirt.

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THE BEST YELLOW DRESSES FOR SUMMER

 

Current favorite color: sunshine. I’m seeing girls everywhere rocking yellow this-that-and-the-others and I must say, I’m right there with them! I bought this Reformation dress to wear to a wedding, thinking I’d be the only one to wear such a bright color, but as turns out about 5 other girls attending had the same idea. SO many brands right now are making such cute yellow dresses it’s no surprise at all so many of us are attracted to the trend. Yellow is just one of those colors that flatters everyone, and with the warm weather starting to come through, yellow is definitely the color of the season.

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HIGH WASTED AG JEANS + A VINTAGE TEE

 

“Three things I can’t stop putting on repeat lately: high wasted everything, vintage t-shirts, and reflective Ray-Ban sunnies” – said every girl in LA right now. Gotta say though, I’m on the band wagon and I’m not mad about it! I have been tirelessly wearing out my Levi’s and AG jeans lately, and my favorite thing to pair them with is t-shirts like this vintage Beatles shirt I got for $20 at Melrose Trading Co. I just picked up these Who What Wear pumps for $32.99 at Target, because I have an addiction to trying to buy their entire collections, but also because I was in desperate need of a classic pump. If it’s chilly out I love to throw a blazer on over this type of look, and this particular blazer is one of my absolute FAVORITE finds from this season. I got it at H&M and it was $59.99 – it’s the perfect light weight jacket for Spring/Summer, plus it goes with literally everything.

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SPRINGTIME STATEMENT WHO WHAT WEAR JACKETS

 

Do you ever find things while shopping that you kind of hate on the hanger, but you know will be gold when you try it on? This jacket was totally one of those things for me! There was something so “not me” about it, yet something kind of “I still need to try it on” at the same time. So I did, and I loved it – as it so happens sometimes. I snagged this guy at a very cool preview I got to attend for Who What Wear’s latest Spring collection for Target, but sadly to my surprise I can’t seem to find it anywhere to tell you where to buy it! I’m feeling very honored that I may now be the proud owner of a very rare WWW piece, but I hate that I can’t share with all my friends out there where to get this great Springtime jacket. Nonetheless, it’s still worth noting that the new WWW collection at Target is AMAZING. So far I’ve bought two tops, two dresses, two pairs of shoes, and I’ve spend less than $250 total.

[UPDATE: This jacket comes out in July!!!]

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TROPIC LIKE IT’S HOT // MY FAVORITE HIGH WAISTED BIKINIS THIS SEASON

 

If I am thankful for one trend this year, it’s the high waisted bikini trend. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE I finally feel genuinely comfortable, and happy, and, dare I say, cute in a bathing suit! For one I’m a total prude, secondly I have this weird thing against belly buttons (true story), and lastly I’m always self conscious when I’m down to my skivvies. So imagine my sheer joy this year while shopping for swimsuits and finding a TON of these high waisted bikinis! I died and went to heaven, because finally I get to wear something trendy that makes me feel cute but a bit more covered up. If there’s a brand in particular that is totally nailing it on the head though it’s hands down Mara Hoffman. Both of the suits I wore in Mexico last week are from Mara Hoffman’s latest collection and I could have easily bought more if I had the funds.

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TROPICAL STRIPES IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

 

For the first time in a long time I went almost completely off the computer grid last week while I was on a vacation with my parents and boyfriend in Playa Del Carmen Mexico. I say almost because I still wanted to document the trip via Instagram, obviously, but I really did totally leave my computer and work emails behind. Today I’m feeling a little overwhelmed trying to play catch up, but was it still worth it? No doubt about it!

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#WHATIWORE // COACHELLA 2017

 

I came… I saw… I wore clothes… I conquered. Coachella is a whirlwind of activities and emotions, but 2017 was another successful experience! It was so much fun planning each outfit everyday (minus spending all the $$$$),  but it was exciting finding ways to feel “festival inspired” while still feeling like I was dressing in my usual personal style. If you were curious about any outfit I posted about on Instagram, here’s where you can find all of the deets!

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FESTIVAL FASHION // COACHELLA 2017

 

It’s officially that time of year again, COACHELLA IS UPON US whether we like it or not! It feels like just yesterday I was right back here in Indio worrying about what to wear, fighting the elements, eating Spicy Pie for every meal, but having the time of my life. Coachella is one of my FAVORITE excuses to go shopping and pull outfits together, and this year has been no exception.

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