Brunch Plans

Larchmont Village, CA

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There’s something so magical about a Sunday (or Saturday) marked by fresh-pressed juice, bacon, and bottomless mimosas with your friends. And if you're like me, you spend as much time dreaming about waffles as you do planning out what to wear while you devour them. Who's with me?

I wore this long, gorgeous maxi dress to brunch in Larchmont Village a few days ago. If you're not familiar with LA, it's an adorable little nook of Hollywood that is lined with shops and cafes. If you're ever visiting, you should definitely swing by! It feels like it was truly made for Sunday strolls and brunch dates. With so many maxi dresses to choose from this season, I think it's important to select styles that stand out. With a sweetheart neckline, darling embroidery and a swirl-worthy hem, it definitely fits in the category of 'standout'. To accentuate the colors I paired the look with a bright circle handbag and tassel earrings. 

Dreaming of where you're going to brunch this weekend? ...me too! 

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Dress: Anthropologie

Bag: Anthropologie

Rings: c/o Baublebar (Take 20% off your Baublebar purchase w/code WEARSKELLY) 

Sandals: Madewell (similar)

Earrings: Madewell

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BETTER BASICS

Venice, CA

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Looking to upgrade your go-to pieces? Same here. With each new season, I feel the need to declutter my closet and also refresh my everyday essentials. I'm talking cozy cardigans for winter, perfect sandals for summer—the things that will always remain in style no matter what new trends are being talked about. 

For the warmer spring days, I've been switching out my sweaters for cute short-sleeved tees like this one and the one I am wearing here. Both are stylish enough to wear with a blazer or skirt, yet casual enough to pair with shorts. As for my jeans, I am swapping out my dark denim for lighter shades. This cropped pair from AG puts a new spin on white skinnies. From the flattering high-waistline to the edgy ankle cut, I love everything about them.  (Be prepared to see more of them in the future!) 

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In addition to those, I've found the comfiest pair of platform sandals around. Designed to make style feel good, I would seriously have worn these to Coachella (where we walked 10+ miles a day) if they came in time! Made by SAS Shoes, they are solid, comfy shoes with molded soles that contain millions of tiny air bubbles to provide shock absorption and extra support—talk about orthopedic chic! Check out more of their styles here.

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Heather Wedge Sandals: c/o SAS shoes

Pheobe Skinnies: c/o AG jeans

Tee: Anthropologie

Crossbody: c/o Vera Bradley

Earrings: Madwell

Scarf: Anthropologie

Custom Phone Case: c/o Caseapp (use code WEARSKELLY20 through 4/30! to take 20% off!) 

Rings: c/o Baublebar (Take 20% off your Baublebar purchase w/code WEARSKELLY) 

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Festival Friendly

Coachella, CA

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I decided last minute to head to Coachella with some friends for the weekend. After living in Los Angeles for 12 years (four of them, when I was in college and Coachella was the equivalent to a California spring break) I FINALLY made it. And to be honest, it really was not on my agenda to even go this year, I only went because the stars aligned and some friends had extra passes at the last minute. 

And since Coachella is often synonymous with exposed midriffs and skimpy dresses, I wondered how I would pull off a look that's festival-friendly and also age appropriate. I was looking to stay cool in the 90+ heat and also a bit more polished than I would have probably dressed in my college days. Luckily, there are endless options for 30-year-olds (like me!) who are looking to dress for the event without showing a ton of skin. And since I only had a few days to pull together my weekend wardrobe, everything I have linked below is available relatively quickly! That being said, I didn't get the chance to wear lots of these because there simply wasn't enough time. However, I will be doing a try-on with some of my favorites in the coming days. 

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This little white dress is a great starting point. Toss it on over a swimsuit, add a denim jacket for when things cool down in the evening and add accessories that take it up a notch. I paired it with a neck scarf for a little pop of color and more importantly, for covering my face at night when the dust kicked up. 

My highlights? The sun, the music, the fashion, the friend time, the pool time... but mostly BEYONCE! 

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Dress: Aerie

Heels: Coach

Crossbody: c/o Goodnight Macaroon

Scarf: Anthropologie

Earrings: Madewell

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COACHELLA FAVORITES