Los Angeles, CA


Is white perfect for summer, or what? I probably didn’t need to tell you that. What I will say is that mixing it with more white is the key to pulling off that late-summer glow! I have loved these cropped white jeans all season and will continue to wear them until it gets cold (or someone tells me to stop).  The extremely high waistline makes all these cropped tops a bit more wearable. I paired them with this ruffly tank from H&M today, but I have also linked lots more fun white top styles (on sale) below. 


JEANS: c/o AG JEANS (on sale)

Top: H&M (found in store linked similar below) 

Slides: c/o Nasty Gal

Earrings: Nuage Bleu Maui (similar) 



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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Mostly Monochrome

March 19, 2015

Los Angeles, CA

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We’ve all got solid color separates in our wardrobe. Essential to our everyday, these  staple pieces are truly great for any season.

Today, I’m sticking with separates that are both similar shades of gray.  When pairing pieces that are within the same color hue, I find, that if done right, the outcome can be as striking as wearing a bold pattern or vivid color.  The key is to mix different textures and designs.  It doesn’t have do be anything dramatic but  you’ll want to make sure that the fabrics and cuts are different enough from one another so that variety and depth is added where it otherwise may be lacking.

The ruffles and sophisticated structure of this peplum top from Ruche contrasts perfectly with my light-wash, more casual, denim skinnies.  I cheated and added a touch of color with an orange statement necklace but since I am new to trying out this trend, I figured I’d start off slow.  Mixing blacks, whites and neutrals are a great place to start.  We all have to start somewhere, right? I’m hoping to become brave enough to pull off a brighter, bolder monochromatic look by the end of spring/beginning of summer.  What do you guys think of mixing similar shades? Any pros out there?

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Peplum Top: Ruche http://bit.ly/1EiyiPZ

Gray Skinnies: Nordstrom 

Necklace: J. Crew  (Similar here) 

Bracelet & Rings: Madewell 

Black Pumps: Aldo (On Sale) 

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Photos By: Courtney Locks