Styled by the one and only Purse n'Boots.
|(Jcrew sweater and socks, Adam Lippes dress, Botkier purse, Ray Ban sunnies)|
One of my favorite trends for Spring is socks with sandals. Formerly a major faux pas (hello Teva!) I think it's super cute to pair a pretty sock with some platforms or open toed heels. Unfortunately, my favorite nubby wool socks have a big a*# hole in the heel. If you own a sock store...HELP!
|(Dolce Vita boots, Jcrew tights and skirt, Steven Alan top, Botkier bag, Vintage hat)|
You've seen me wear this top here and here proving that sometimes a splurge is worth every penny. You've also seen me wear these boots too many times to count proving that you don't always need the most expensive version to satisfy. It's all about balance. If something feels too expensive it probably is but sometimes we spend more than we'd like just to realize that our purchases have been worth every penny.
|(Vintage hat, Adam sweater, Blue dress, Jcrew socks, Elizabeth and James booties)|
|(Vintage dress, Frye boots, Wool Turban - Similar)|
Knit hats are my "I don't feel like washing my hair today" fix. The turban style makes this one more chic than burnout, not that that's a bad look either. Weekend was a mash-up of 21 Jumpstreet, early dinners at our favorite spot, parlor games and a pedicure thrown in for good measure. Happy Monday y'all.
Can you believe this bikini is from Old Navy? It's often mistaken for Missoni and I probably paid twenty dollars for it three years ago. Go figure. Hope everyone has some great plans for the weekend that involve blowing off lots o' steam. I'll be doing some improv around town and drinking green beer come Saturday. Also hoping to find a pot of gold...cheers!
|(RVCA spellbound dress, Kate Spade socks)|
|(Frye Biker boots, Adam chambray-similar, Zara leather shorts - similar, vintage hat)|
Dear Monday, What's it like being you? No offense, just wondering. I was back in LA on heavenly Sunday and spent the day in Venice beach shopping and having lunch with one of my NY friends who's in town to shoot a pilot. I bought a cute hippie dress, a super soft T and two amazing rice bowls that have life like portraits of my dog painted on them. Now, I have never in my life said "Gee, I could really go for a baby size portion of rice and darn, I need a separate bowl for it." Rice bowls must be something that my noticeably smaller non-asian brain just can't comprehend the need for but I had to buy them because really, how often is your pet immortalized in dishware? Follow me on Instagram to see the doggy rice bowls and other slices from my life that are frankly too riveting to show on this blog.
|(Frye biker boots, Vintage dress, Botkier purse)|
I'll be soaking up the rays in Palm Springs and finishing up Tina Fey's Bossypants which is making me laugh out loud and causing people at the pool to give me sideways glances. Everyones read it already but I'm cheap so I had to wait for the paperback. I splurged on two books this week which was fun cause buying two of anything at once feels so decadent and naughty. I couldn't wait any longer to read The Marriage Plot so I sucked it up and bought the hardcover after accosting a Barnes and Noble employee and demanding to know why it wasn't out in paperback. But let's be real Jeffrey Eugenides has won the Pulitzer... it's probably a sound investment that I can proudly display on my bookshelf for years to come unlike Bergdorf Blondes which now lives in a hall closet.
I found this rad chair in my friend's rubbish pile and quickly snatched it up. Why do I say rubbish? Because it sounds a whole lot better than "I took it out of the trash." It's currently functioning as a make-shift nightstand in our bedroom while I look for a side table like this. My favorite things of late are featured here; this old school lamp that my mother gave me ages ago that I just had re-wired, the Valentina purse and yes, still loving my Elizabeth and James booties. And of course there's the standard magazine pile (old and new) that serves as inspirational bedtime reading/decor.
|(Levis jeans, Free People sweater, Valentina bag c/o Botkier, Ray Ban sunglasses)|
A ladylike purse is my must-have accessory for Spring so I was thrilled when the people at Botkier sent me the Valentina bag. I love it because it's roomy enough to stash a notebook in but still looks proper and chic. Also it's lightweight and can easily be swung over my shoulder when a dance party breaks out (like happened this weekend at El Carmen). It's been attached to my hip since I got it and may just be the perfect bag. See more colors here.