NOT SO BLACK & WHITE

DTLA

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Hello Friday! Looking to update your weekend look without going on a shopping spree bender? I hear that. Adding a new accessory or two can really take your classic black and white looks up a notch. This printed dress from Nordstrom Rack is a simple (and affordable!) office or picnic date staple. Layer on the black and white with a pair of oversized resin hoops from Baublebar, a designer belt, or a bold pair of cateye shades. I wore this pair on my recent trip to Italy and it made even the most casual looks feel a bit more polished. Aside from these, I also love tassel earrings and statement rings this season. What are some of your favorite ways to accessorize at the moment? 

Heels: Nordstrom (On Sale!)

Dress: c/o West Kei/Nordstrom Rack

Sunglasses: ASOS

Earrings: c/o Baublebar

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Wedding Season Style (For Less)

Marina del Rey, CA

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It's wedding season! And while I love any reason to get dressed up and drink champagne, costs of attending can add up (quickly!) So what can you do to avoid dropping $$$$ on your pal's big day? Find a dress that's classic yet affordable, twist up your hair in a chic little bun (to avoid paying for someone else to do it) and give yourself some extra glow with the right makeup. This pretty dress from Banana Republic Factory is a great call for a daytime/outdoor wedding or even a bridal shower. I love the sweet neck tie detail, but the best part? It's under $35.  

So if you're like my pal who has SEVEN weddings to attend this summer this kind of price tag is a lifesaver. 

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Dress: c/o Banana Republic Factory  

Earrings: c/o Baublebar (ON SALE NOW)

Rings: c/o Baublebar

Heels: Madewell

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This post is sponsored by Banana Republic Factory

NEW OLDIES

Los Angeles, CA 

I am constantly updating my wardrobe. My closet is essentially a revolving door of dresses, jeans and a few new trendy pieces. And while I love nothing more than dressing up in something new, I have learned that a good closet cleanout can bring forth some of the best finds. From classic LBDs to button-down skirts and culottes, this recent cleaning uncovered some real gems.

Unlike those save-it-for-forever types, I am the person who deeply enjoys getting rid of unused pieces (I'm looking at you low-rise jeans). So if I do happen to hang onto something after a closet purge, it means something.

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I've had this pleated maxi skirt for years. I remember wearing it to my first fashion editor job 4 years ago! It has gotten me through meetings and lunch dates and even a baby shower or two yet I totally forgot about it until last week. I paired it with this cropped cold shoulder top from Nordstrom and it felt brand new all over again. Is there anything better than making an old favorite new again? What are some of your forever keepers?

Top: Nordstrom

Skirt: (old) Similar styles below

Sandals: c/o Vionic

Watch: c/o Vincera

Rings: Baublebar

Sunnies: Shopbop

Earrings: c/o Sugarfix by Baublebar

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