West Hollywood, CA


Sick of being the girl who's lugging a duffel bag to the office? Same. Though I've pretty much mastered the art of jamming as many things as possible into a canvas tote, the whole bathroom change that goes along with switching outfits is usually almost as painful as carrying around an overstuffed bag. Are ya with me? 

The key to pulling of the desk to drinks or picnic to dance party look, is simply having a solid foundation piece. A mid-length dress, a printed skirt, a slip dress, a cropped sweater, a cute little jumpsuit—each are endlessly versatile. And with the quick addition of a belt, accessory swap, or shoe change, the transformation is oh so easy.


This mid-length dress from Chicwish is an obvious daytime favorite. The gingham print is screams brunch to me and the longer length makes it office approved. To dress it up a bit, I simply added a bolder red lip, swapped in some statement earrings and red heels. So easy, right?

Ok so I say this, yet I continue to overpack my work bag every day. I swear, one day I'll take my own advice! 


Dress: c/o Chicwish

Bag: Kate Spade NY (similar)

Earrings: c/o Sugarfix By Baublebar

Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (take 15% off w/ code WEARSKELLY)

Ring: c/o Baublebar

Shoes: Steve Madden (SOLD OUT) 


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Beverly Hills Hotel


Who else is loving gingham prints this season? While black is such a classic, I couldn’t resist this sky blue gingham dress from Goodnight Macaroon when I saw it. The light shade is so sweet and soft, plus the ruffled hem and cut-out front make it anything but basic. Oh and let’s talk about the versatility! This is definitely a gingham dress you can wear to BBQ, a baby shower and everything else in between.  


Oh and here's a fun dose of reality for you: Minutes after I took this photo, I stepped on a bee on the grass and got stung. I caused a bit of a scene screaming at the top of my lungs outside of the Beverly Hills Hotel and then, the next day, my foot was the size of a balloon. After going to a local urgent care, I discovered that I got a staph infection from the sting- AH! I couldn't really walk for a couple days and it was incredibly painful but I survived. Moral of the story, life is not really as glamorous as the blog photos!


Dress: c/o Goodnight Macaroon

Bag: c/o Vera Bradley

Sandals: c/o Nasty Gal (last season)

Bangles: Kate Spade

Hoops: c/o Baublebar

Necklace: c/o Gigimey

Sunglasses: (similar) 





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