When I was in my teens, I’d go into a shopping mall and stock up on fast fashion. I thought that spending $100 and getting multiple items was absolutely amazing. After years of wearing my new purchases once or twice and having them rip or shrink, I began to rethink my approach to shopping. In my early 20s, I transitioned away from fast fashion and into good quality clothing and accessories that would last a long time. For basic or trendy items that will be out of style the following season, I still shop at places like Zara and H&M because I value their quality.
In between sun-filled beach days, family cookouts, and sightseeing in NYC, when I look back on my summer, these are the 10 outfits that stand out. PS: I’m already in full fall mode, so this will be my last post of summer related content. Free People maxi dress | Vince Camuto sandals (similar here) | UO rattan purse (similar here) | Daisy hair clip (similar here) | Quay shades (similar here) | Apple Watch | Opal moon necklace (similar here) | Sterling Forever wave ring | Vida Kush shell knuckle ring | Palm tree ring | Free People denim jacket (not pictured) Tularosa button down
While I’ve recently jumped back into working out full time and rejoined a gym (after taking almost a year off), there were a few things I needed in terms of athletic apparel. The week before I planned to return, I went through my drawer where I keep all my gym clothes. As I sorted through my leggings, shorts, and tops, I realized most of it was over a year old and looked like it had been through a lot. I turned to one of my go-to brands and stocked up on a few essentials, which I’ve highlighted below. There’s just something about getting new workout
One of the best things about moving back to the East Coast is being able to purchase cold weather clothing and accessories and actually wear them more than a few times each year. When I lived in L.A. I’d vacation here for a few weeks in December. Immediately upon returning to the California sunshine and winters of 75 degrees or warmer my cold weather clothing got pushed to the back of my closet. As I created this winter coat guide filled with my favorite picks, I was sure to include a variety of styles, colors, textures, and price points. Here are 36 coats that will
For pretty much the first half of 2020 my daily attire consisted of loungewear and athleisure. Anytime I shopped, I found myself looking for comfy sweats, hoodies, and sweaters since I was trying to leave my apartment as little as possible. Then, this spring, when more things began opening up, I started planning my trip out to the East Coast. I decided I had enough of the unofficial Covid lounge attire and planned my wardrobe as if we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, which I’ve continued to do for autumn and the upcoming winter months. My thought process is this: just because there
One thing that has made this stay at home order bearable is continuing my workout regimen. Although switching from the gym to working out inside my apartment (here’s the equipment I purchased back in March), has taken some getting used to, it has become something that I look forward to doing. I’ve also noticed a shift in my summer shopping habits. Usually, I’d be browsing for sundresses and sandals, but my attention has been focused more on athleisure and lounge attire. I think having proper and stylish workout wear is so helpful in motivating me to run and lift. Here are four of my favorite
Even though February is the shortest month, it can feel like the longest. The holidays are over and no matter where you live, spring can’t come soon enough. Aside from Valentine’s Day and Billy and I’s anniversary (which both fall on the 14th), The Oscars are something I countdown to every winter. I find as much enjoyment in tuning into the red carpet as I do in watching the actual show. I love seeing what the celebrities are wearing and getting a glimpse of emerging designers and upcoming trends. Here are my favorite looks from this year’s Academy Awards and The Vanity Fair after party.
One of my favorite things about traveling is having the option of dressing differently than in my everyday life. This past December I spent time in New York City and Massachusetts, which meant shopping for winter attire. Before I left Los Angeles, I bought a Rachel Zoe leopard print coat, faux leather leggings, combat boots, a new black beanie along with a few more pieces. The thing with visiting the East Coast during the winter is that the weather is so unpredictable. I’ve been there when it’s below zero and when it’s in the upper 50s. This vacation, it was ideal—not so cold that walking
There’s nothing I love more than buying new boots for the autumn and winter seasons. I grew up on the East Coast, so having a collection in an assortment of styles was a rite of passage. Not much has changed since I moved to Los Angeles—except maybe I invest in booties (so I can wear them all year long) more so than over-the-knee or thigh-high. This time of the year, however, is when I start getting ready for my trip back East for the holidays. And with that comes, winter shopping. Here’s my guide to choosing the right boots this season, with 90 pairs of
Recently I spent five days and four nights vacationing on the Las Vegas Strip. It was my first time visiting Sin City which I know in this day and age, is practically unheard of. I left on a Saturday afternoon and met up with my parents who drove in from Arizona and arrived a few hours after me. The trip was fast moving since there was so much to do and see in such a short amount of time (two days consisted mainly of travel.) There were a ton of trip highlights (I outlined some on Instagram stories) but here are my favorites. PS: After