Need I say more? The temps have barely started to dip below 80 (we did have a nice breezy week recently), but I'm already sporting my favorite leather jacket (and sweating), cycling through my booties (and sweating), and even approaching long-sleeve button-down territory (and sweating). Alright, so it's a bit premature, but what's a little bit of sweat compared to a new season of sartorial opportunities?
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.
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!
When was the last time you took a staycation? Either booked a hotel/AirBnB in your city or just spent a weekend at home pretending you were on vacay? LA is such a popular tourist destination, and we have some amazing hotels, so why shouldn't a local get to experience them? Recently, I spent a night at the Intercontinental at Century City; though Century City isn't exactly the tourist hotspot of L.A., I nevertheless had a great time, enjoying room service, hotel eats, and of course, shopping at Westfield Century City. To dress for the occasion, I brought my vacation attire home, layering on my go-to denim jacket and silk scarf over a breezy pink wrap dress.