One of the unfortunate truths of being a full-time blogger is that I spend way more time on my electronic devices than I would care to admit. Anytime I'm home, at my co-working space, or at a coffee shop, my eyes are glued to my laptop; and when they're not, they're fixated on my phone. What can I say? I'm a millennial-- being addicted to devices is what we're most famous for. My job also revolves around the internet and digital world, so I couldn't really help if it I tried. All of this is to say that, unsurprisingly, my eyes get tired at the end of the day. This means that I'm prone to eye fatigue, device-induced headaches, and blurred vision. I also have a nasty habit of checking said devices before I go to bed, causing my eyes to feel wide awake even when my body is exhausted and trying to sleep. Has that happened to you too?Read More
When it's this hot out, it's really hard to put on any clothes at all. All I want to do is just sit in an air conditioned room in loose, cool, comfy clothes-- although, to be honest, I'm not sure if that's a seasonal desire since I enjoy this activity year round. But life doesn't stop moving forward because of the temps outside, and this summer has been as busy as ever. This means that having a few go-to outfits to force myself into when I want to look and feel cool is key, including this lightweight wrap dress from one of my favorite brands, Everlane. It comes in a shorter length as well, but this midi style is great for dressing up and down, and allows me to feel a bit more covered up when I want to be more casual or professional. Also, this Poppy Red is a surprisingly versatile hue; not only is it different than my go-to black and white, but it's also fun and vibrant for summer! To dress it up, I paired it with these statement Kat Maconie heels and new everyday bag from Senreve.Read More
My relationship to the ocean is basically the same as any relationship between two LA neighbors; I know it's there, but I basically ignore its entire existence. What can I say? I'm totally spoiled by growing up so close to the ocean. Ironically though, I love traveling to seaside destinations, giving me a chance to whip out all my summer hats, straw bags, espadrilles, and sundresses. This dress is one of those perfect summer frocks-- lightweight without being skimpy, patterned without being too loud, and it can easily transition from daytime beachside strolling to dinner on the town. It makes me want to spend more time closer to the water...so we both know what this means, right? I guess I need to take a Malibu staycation!Read More
Sometimes I forget how crazy it is that there's actually an island off the coast of Long Beach-- Catalina! I used to visit when I was a kid, and only recently rediscovered this beautiful island gem for a trip with Osea (but more on that another time!). Since this was a beach/spa trip, I had to pack accordingly, trading in some of my more minimal summer pieces for lightweight, flowy pieces like this patterned wrap dress. It was the perfect occasion for my Kayu straw bag, which is a great carryall for beach days or traveling! And of course, I had to pack my trusty straw hat, some glam shades, and a classic pair of nude sandals.Read More
Recently, I had a major spring cleaning kick, and thoroughly cleaned out my closet. I donated a bunch of clothing, and ended up selling some through The Real Real (which I would highly recommend checking out if you have designer clothes to unload). Not only was the process so satisfying and cathartic, but it left me with plenty of fresh space in my closet. However, I didn't want to just fill this space with pieces I'm only going to wear a few times before getting rid of-- instead, I've been thinking about more sustainable ways to consume fewer pieces of clothing. And so I was incredibly excited to try out the new Rent the Runway Unlimited option. You've probably heard of Rent the Runway, right? That site where you can rent a dress for a wedding or special event. But did you know that you can also rent everyday pieces and separates? Their unlimited service allows you to pick 4 pieces that you can wear and swap out for more pieces anytime you'd like, all for a reasonable monthly fee. For me, it allows me a constantly evolving wardrobe for photoshoots and events that, instead of going to waste, gets sent right back to Rent the Runway in exchange for something else. It's fun, easy, and incredibly convenient (and I'm not even getting paid to say any of this). I started off with a few high end pieces like this A.L.C. crop top (that fit beautifully), and these white Free People denim culottes. I feel like my wardrobe has been reinvigorated, without being weighed down by too many pieces. It's been so fun experimenting with new styles, and trying designers and pieces that I wouldn't normally buy because of either their price or style.
Check it out here and get $30 off our first order!Read More