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Downtown Los Angeles

Back in LA and back on the grind.

I started a new job and my office is downtown. It's a world away from the Westwood high rise that I'd come to know so well, but so far, I'm loving the change. So far, all I know is that I'm across the street from one of the best Italian restaurants in the city-- Bestia-- and I'm just a few blocks away from this spot called Pizzanista that serves $2 slices on Tuesdays. Surrounded by high-class pizza and pasta? What's not to love? The scene is refreshing, artistic and full of life. I can't wait to explore more!

This is my back to work look. It's great for any season and each piece is incredibly affordable, including the skirt that I found at H&M for just $12.99! 

Skirt: H&M (I found it in the store but similar here)

Handbag: Steve Madden c/o Marshalls

Striped Shirt: H&M 

Watch: Kate Spade

Ankle Strap Pumps: Nine West 


Photos By: Joe Yu

Peplum Perfection

Los Angeles, CA

Season after season, the peplum top continues to remain a hit. A staple of mine, I think I now own this type of top in just about every print, texture and shade available. And my latest addition, this charcoal gray number, was a steal I found at Marshalls. It has the thickness and quality of a sweater but the silhouette of a flattering mini dress. What's not to love?

For a  busy day at the office, I paired it with high-waisted black skinnies and ankle strap pumps. You can also pull it off with trousers and booties, casual boyfriend jeans, or a fitted leather pencil skirt. When you find a good peplum top, the options are really endless!

Peplum Top: c/o Marshalls

High-Waisted Skinnies: Forever 21


Photos By: Joe Yu

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