Feeling Festive

Avenue of the Stars

I can't believe the big day is right around the corner!

Are you guys ready? I am definitely not. I still have last-minute presents to get, appetizers to make and a world of wrapping to do!

It's most wonderful (and most hectic) time of the year. And so, for those of you who are still thinking about what to wear to your next event, I have put together a list of all my favorite festive pieces at the end of this post. Oh and they're all great for New Year's too!

I love this evergreen midi dress that I picked up at H&M last week. It's sophisticated and the perforated fabric gives it an unexpected finish. I wore it to an event in LA this past weekend and it was just perfect.

Ok, I'm off to shop!

Dress: H&M (Found in store) Similar

Pearl Clutch: c/o Charming Charlie

Ankle Strap Heels: Nine West 

Bracelet: c/o Charming Charlie


Photos By: Joe Yu

Fall Festivities

Oak Glen Apple Orchards

Apple picking.  Could there be a more perfect autumn ritual?  And oh what lovely things come with it! Fiery fall foliage, bright red apples, and crisp fall air… well those were all the things that came along with fall trips on the farm in New Hampshire growing up.  But now that I’ve found myself in Los Angeles, the season-less land of sunshine and sand, I have had to venture elsewhere to get my fill of festive harvest fun.  Luckily, there are several quaint “apple towns” just a couple hours outside the city that have a far-away country feel. 

Last year, I spent some time visiting an orchard called Julien, but this year I decided to go back to my usual spots on Oak Glen Road. Lovely and not-so little, it’s always packed this time of year. Complete with apple orchards, candy stores, hard cider stands, corn mazes, unique shops, vintage-style diners and pumpkin patches, it made us all a bit more excited about the cozy season ahead. Oh and do you guys remember my best friend Courtney? We went to college together, we lived in apartments across the hall from each other and whenever we can, we spend our days off adventuring around the city together. She's a true gem of a friend and I'm so lucky to have her in my world.

 For my day at the apple ranch, I decided to wear this new off the shoulder gingham midi dress from SheIn. Its the perfect fall frock and because it was still well into the upper 80s here last weekend, I paired it with breezy sandals. We can pretend its fall here all we want but the weather would like to say otherwise!

Gingham Off the Shoulder Dress: c/o SheIn

Sandals: Nordstrom

Belt: Farfetch


Photos By: Joe Yu


May 21, 2015

Baldwin Hills Lookout, CA


Comfy, stylish and perfectly professional-- trouser pants really have it all! They’re undeniably feminine and about as classic as the beloved Annie Hall.  While it wasn’t exactly easy for me to make the transition from my go-to skinnies to the newer, silkier cuts that have made their way onto the scene, I feel like I’ve finally figured out how to make them my own.

These high-waisted maroon trousers are from Forever 21’s Contemporary line. They’re silky soft and pleated, which makes for a really flattering silhouette. I paired them with a flowy lilac top because I think the colors balance really nicely. What I love most about these pants, however, is the cropped ankles. It really shows off a great pair of shoes and helps to elongate your legs. With that in mind, I chose to wear these stunning new Coach sandals. They are a great ivory color so they pair well with just about everything.

I love this breezy, sophisticated look for spring.  How do you guys like to style your favorite pair of trousers? 

This lookout is located just a few blocks from my office. It’s a great little escape that we frequent from time to time.  There are baseball fields, hiking trails, dog parks and running paths but mostly we go there for the views. It’s really breathtaking and this week, I needed a refreshing break. I love this shoot because Danny, my coworker, (and incredibly talented photographer) was able to capture exactly how we were feeling.  Sometimes to stay grounded, all you need is a little bit of air.  

Sandals: COACH (On Sale NOW!)

Top: Forever 21

Clutch: c/o Charming Charlie

Trousers: Forever 21

Dainty Layered Necklace: Forever 21

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Photos By: Danny Fung