ALWAYS A YES

Venice Beach, CA

Way waaay back in the day, skinny jeans were believed to be a mere fashion trend. Do you guys remember that? People (myself included) thought that the super-tight pant fad would quickly fade. I pulled on my first pair back in high school and thought, ok, this is interesting... I liked them but there were lots of critics at first. Fast-forward 15+ years and the denim silhouette is now a wardrobe staple.

All body types have adopted the skinny jean as a closet mainstay. That's why when I find a flattering pair that also happens to be INSANELY affordable, I have to share. This pair today is from Banana Republic Factory and they are now under $40! Available in an array of washes, find the one that you love and grab a pair (or three!)

Sculpt Skinny Jeans: c/o Banana Republic Factory (Under $40!)

Top: H&M

Heels: Steve Madden

ENDLESS SUMMER SALES

Venice, CA

The best part about this time of year (besides the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) and the amazing weather? A whole pile of other sales! I am heading on vacation in a couple of weeks and it's the perfect time to stock up on all the summer must-haves you've been eyeing. These shorts? Got them at Urban Outfitters for my July 4th holiday at full price. Now they are on sale at Urban Outfitters (along with a whole pile of other pieces). I broke down all the best steals of the weekend. 

Happy shopping (and sun-seeking!)

Statement Earrings c/o Sugarfix by Baublebar

Top: Zara

Denim shorts: Urban Outfitters/Levi's

Heels: Steve Madden

SALES WORTH SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE EARLY ACCESS: SHOP HERE

ASOS: 20% off dresses! SHOP HERE

URBAN OUTFITTERS: Up to 70% off SHOP HERE

SOLUDOS: $25 off select with code MARYMATSON: SHOP HERE

JCREW FACTORY: Extra 50% off sale with code SUPERCLEAR ends 7.16: SHOP HERE

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TURN IT UP

Westwood, CA

Dressing for date night can be hard. All that pressure of wanting to WOW with your outfit, partnered with having no idea where you're going can be pretty stressful, amiright? The good news is that it's summer. And to me, that means the dress-code rules go out the window a bit. Anything goes!  Sneakers with a fitted dress, a daytime romper for dinner or a pair of sunnies and jeans for an after work meet-up, just embrace the warm weather and toss the rules out to sea!  

This off-the-shoulder number from NEWCHIC is a fun alternative to the classic LBD. I actually wore it to a work event the other night because it's a bit too dressy for date night over here in Venice beach, but I will probably pack it for my upcoming tropical vacation! Ahhh can't it always be summer?

Off-the-shoulder dress: c/o Newchic

Clutch: c/o Gigi New York

Heels: Steve Madden

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