There are days (many of them, in fact) in which putting on anything more than jeans and a tee seems like an impossible task. I mean, who has the patience for skirts and dresses and fancy blouses? Especially in LA, we live in our jeans and t-shirts, but sticking to this classic outfit formula doesn't have to mean compromising on personal style. Think of the combo as your basic foundation which you can build upon to create an outfit that is uniquely you. Endlessly versatile, you can also bring your jeans and tees from day to night...if you know what you're doing. And this Fall, I'm having a lot of fun playing with these separates by injecting a bit of the season's biggest trends into the look.Read More
Today I'm breaking down my simple, everyday make-up routine for beauty beginners. It's an easy polished look that the average person could do everyday with minimal products! Shop the products below, and give this video a thumbs-up (and subscribe!) if you want to see more.
It's easy to look at a trend and shrug it off, thinking "that's not for me." And many of them aren't. While the fashion industry often churns out collections that are boundary-pushing, odd, artistic, and atypical, it certainly isn't known for creating clothing, and subsequently trends, that is inclusive towards every body type. In fact, many of these non-traditional silhouettes seem specifically geared for the tall and thin, and as a petite lady that isn't shaped like a mannequin, they more often than not have me feeling a bit left out. But I also don't give in that easily. Give me a midi-dress and flats combo, which is usually reserved solely for the likes of Alexa Chung and similarly lithe street style stars, and I'll (at least attempt to) pull a Tim Gunn and "make it work" on my 5'2" frame. Read on for my style tips on how I made it work, and for more photos!Read More
I love eating and drinking. Are you surprised? No, I didn't think so. But you'll probably be a bit more surprised when I tell you that my love of food doesn't extend all the way into my own kitchen. Sure, I make myself the essentials: a morning kale bowl, some greek yogurt snacks, and a signature guacamole (seriously, I'm known for this stuff). I can muster some decent pasta dishes, generally have enough basic knowledge to cook meat, and I'm excellent at reheating leftovers. I am by all accounts not a chef...I'm not sure I even qualify as a home cook. I think my lack of cooking skill is inversely related to my love of food; the more impatient I am to eat, the less likely I am to cook. With the full knowledge that my cooking will never match that of my favorite restaurants around the city, my love of food also leads me to look outside my own kitchen for delicious bites. What I'm getting at is that I'm not the type of food blogger that usually shares recipes, unless said recipes are created by people who actually know what they're doing (and I can maybe attempt them). But recently, I came across a recipe that I (and maybe you too) might just put into practice.Read More
Sometimes, I get really frustrated with fashion. While the fashion industry has always been notorious for making clothes for a certain type of woman (usually white, tall, and thin) and excluding the rest, it seems like current trends veer even more to the typical fashion girl stereotypes. If I even attempted to wear a boxy midi slip dress with athletic-style sandals, my 5'2" frame would most likely turn into that of Spongebob Squarepants or of a kid trying on their Mom's clothes with their Dad's shoes. Some trends I just have to shrug off-- they'll never be for me. But some I can adapt to fit me; because fashion may be about trends, but personal style is how you pick and choose what works for you, and apply "fashion" to yourself. Which is why I've been all about "how to's" recently. Isn't that why people started following blogs in the first place? Because of the practical tips and knowledge that helped the average person digest the eccentricities of fashion?Read More