What I Wore | Peak LA Girl

Sometimes you just have to embrace the basic


Now that I work in West Hollywood, I've been spending more time on trendy Melrose at Insta-famous locales like Alfred Tea Room and the Paul Smith Pink Wall. Before having that 9-to-5 gig, I usually would go there in the middle of the day on a weekday to avoid the throngs of choker-wearing, phone-toting teens trying to snap a chic shot for their profiles. I love taking pictures in front of the pink wall as much as the next person, but I roll my eyes when I have to queue up just to pose in front of Carrera Café. 

Trending | Pearl Accents

Gucci loafers via Soraya Bakhtiar 

A mermaid's accessory of choice!


Have you ever had a dream about shoes? Because I have. Really! The other night, I awoke from my slumber with the most pleasant fantasy in my mind, where I wandered around sunny Los Angeles in a fresh pair of Gucci pearl-inlaid loafers. What a marvelous dream!

What I Wore | Views from DTLA


Exploring downtown in style


Over the last five years that I've been in Los Angeles, downtown has experienced exponential growth. There are new bars and restaurants opening up left and right, more apartment buildings, and new areas (like my current neighborhood, the Arts District) are expanding as we speak. I love that I've gotten to know DTLA so well over the past few years, thanks to its proximity to USC, and I love that even now I'm still exploring new places to go and new sights to see.

Spring Trends Under $100

Good clothes don't have to cost a fortune


There are so many cute spring trends to try, but even though I'm officially getting that payday as a working girl (didn't you hear? I got a job!) I'm not exactly rollin' in the dough (yet). So yes, I want to wear embroidered denim and open-toed mules, but I don't want to break the bank trying to be fashionable either.

What I Wore | Pink & Pom Poms


Every Barbie needs a pink dress!


Happy spring, friends! Oh, what a glorious time spring is. The clock has sprung forward, the sun is out, and the weekends are oh so fun. Now that I've officially started that working girl life (you read that right, Mission #HiretheFashionBarbie was a success!) I'm definitely appreciating my weekends more, and when the weather is this nice, it's not hard to!

The Sunglasses Trend You'll Either Love or Hate

Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad wearing a Fendi sweater

There is no middle ground


I love sunglasses. They're a simple accessory that has the power to change the feel of a whole outfit, and there are so many shapes, colors, and styles to choose from! I guess I have a good face shape for sunglasses, too, because most of the time they don't look awkward on me (except for those rounded Ray-Bans that everyone has, they make me look like John Lennon and not in a cool way). 

So when a new sunglasses trend takes over, I take notice. I obsessed over the Dior So Real shades that everyone wore last year. I was ecstatic when my mom found her old wayfarers from the 80s at the height of that trend a few years back (Vintage! So cool). And now, I'm noticing a new trend that people seem to either absolutely adore or completely loathe: oval sunglasses.

Shopping List | Perfect Spring Dresses

READY FOR SPRING! ASOS dress and Madewell sunglasses

It's finally spring! Dress like it!


Okay, okay, I know the East Coast is currently in the midst of some bizarrely-late winter snowstorm, but here in California, it is fully-blown spring! And I don't know about you, but I'm dying to wear sundresses every day and get my spring fashion on.

Florals, ginghams, bright colors...I want all the dresses! Obviously. I've rounded up some of my favorite spring dresses below. Which one is your favorite?

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Which dress is your favorite? 

5 Trend Takeaways from the Fall 2017 Shows

Backstage at Valentino, via CR Fashion Book

Now that the shows are over, let's talk big picture


It's never too early to start thinking about next fall's most popular styles. Now that the Fall 2017 shows are over (check out all my favorite collections here), I've been looking back on my favorite collections and trying to pick out the biggest trends and recurring themes. 

What I Wore | Gingham for Spring


A picnic-perfect print!


I wore this outfit to brunch a few weeks back, when I was tired of constant rain and itching for spring. Now that the weather is finally warming up and the flowers are blooming, I thought I'd share this look with you!

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017

The finale at Chanel Fall 2017 via Vogue

The Fall 2017 shows ended with a trip to the stars


Since I was out of town for half of Paris Fashion Week, I wasn't able to write reviews on all the top runway shows, but I did want to share thoughts on three of my favorite collections from PFW. Miu Miu went over-the-top with fur of every color, Nina Ricci brought restrained sex appeal, and Chanel lifted off with a space-themed collection, complete with a rocket centerpiece at the Grand Palais that "launched" during the finale.

Vacation Recap | Park City, Utah

Hanging outside the Veuve Clicquot Après Ski Lounge

Hitting the slopes🎿


As a Southern California girl, I don't get to interact with snow very often. Thanks to the barrage of rain we received this winter, I can see the snowcapped San Gabriel mountains from downtown, but they're still quite a journey to get to. So at least once a year, I like to pick out the coats hiding in the back of my closet, gather up my scarcely-used winter accessories, and head to the mountains for some winter wonderland fun and plenty of skiing.

Shopping List | Ribbon-Tie Shoes

Free People ballet flats

Tie it up in a bow!


From bodysuits to tulle skirts, ballet chic has been one of the biggest spring trends. Now, inspired by tie-up ballet flats and pointe shoes, designers are adorning their spring shoes with ribbons and bows.

March Wish List

Markus Lupfer top | & Other Stories bra | Madewell jeans | Topshop skirt | Alexander Wang shoes and purse

Celebrating spring the downtown chic way


It has been well established that floral for spring are not groundbreaking, but you know what is? Making florals look cool and edgy! How does one do this, you ask? Stay away from classic pastels and go for punchy reds and moody blacks.