the Little White Dress

Venice, CA

It's officially white-weather season! And that means it's time to find your version of the perfect little white dress. With so many different cuts, textures and designs to choose from, it's easy to find one that is 100% YOU. 

I personally love this short little lace frock from Marshalls because it's easy to style for day or night. From daytime brunches to evening cocktails,it's a great any-occasion summer dress! I kept the accessories neutral and added bright funfetti pumps for a little kick of color. It seems everywhere I look, floral flats and fun printed heels are popping up. They add personality to just about any look and I'm so excited to wear this pair again (and again!)

Stretch Bracelet: Charming Charlie (Similar)

Cuff Bracelet: Madewell (Similar) 

Clutch: Forever 21

Funfetti Pumps: Nine West (on sale now)

White Lace Dress: Marshalls

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Photos By: Cameron Jewell

50 Shades of Blue

Westwood, CA

Monochrome. The trend is nothing new, but trying out less traditional tones like blue, turquoise and green can make a big bold impact. And this summer, everyone is incorporating intricate prints, floral patterns and lighter warm-weather hues. Similar to mixing prints, you really have to play around with lots different shades before you pull off a winning look. Trust me, I reworked this outfit about four times before I called it quits.   

I love this breezy fit-and-flare dress because it takes a lot of the guesswork out of styling! It blends a medley of blue hues with bold crisscrossing patterns and pretty flower designs. I paired it with a light-wash denim jacket, a bold belt and navy sneakers, for a look that's oh so blue!

Cropped Denim Jacket: Urban Outfitters (similar)

Cuff Bracelet: Madewell (similar)

Belt: H&M (similar)

Sneakers: Forever 21

Dress: Ruche/Sold Out (similar)

Photos By: Lynne Hsieh

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Hello Yellow

September 16, 2015

Santa Monica Community Gardens

This fall, yellow is in! From rich shades of lemon and banana to mustard golds and pretty canary hues, this warm color is showing up in a big way.  I recently picked up this sunny feather-printed shift dress and paired it with black and gold accents.  To finish off the look, I tied on a studded skinny belt, which added a nice little structure and contrast.  What do you guys think? Can we take this summer shade into the colder months? You know my vote! I’ve included a few more of my favorite yellow pieces at the end of this post.

I’ve always admired the Santa Monica Community gardens from afar.  A little lush piece of life centered in the middle of bustling Main Street, Santa Monica.  It’s a quick escape from what has become our dry and dusty reality. A gardener was nice enough to let us inside the fenced-in gardens and so we explored each individual plot.  A true oasis, it was filled with plants and flowers but also butterflies! They were everywhere and I could have stayed there all day.

Dress: Ruche 

Watch: Kate Spade

Elephant Bracelet: Charming Charlie

Wedges: Ruche

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Photos By: Shara Cooper