Yves Saint Laurent said ‘fashion comes and goes, but style is forever’, and I couldn’t agree more! There are a lot of trends I’ll hop on the bandwagon for because being a part of the fashion industry means keeping up, or better yet, ahead of the game. However, I love my classic staples that will never get old. I love them even more when they are affordable! Like today’s outfit…the entire ensemble (accessories included) is $200!
Shop the look below! I’ve added in a variety of other items that are all similar in style, so if one isn’t for you, maybe another one is!
Now, I’ve lived in Los Angeles off and on for nearly 7 years and I’ve been to Rodeo Drive several times, yet somehow I never made it to the stairs and that cute little cobblestone area! What the heck?! I stumbled across it while I was out taking photos one morning before the area turned into tourist central. Naturally, I started wandering and came up on the most adorable spot with shops, light posts covered in vines and flowers, a sweet little restaurant that had red plaid picnic-type tables for outside seating…the works! It was like walking into a dream, having the WHOLE place to myself…for five or ten minutes at least 😀
I knew this was the perfect location to take photos in my new Lulu’s dress though, so I set my tripod up, found the angle I wanted, put the self timer on and got started! It was a bit of a challenge, as many people were walking by, behind, or in front of me, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. If you know me at all, you know that’s not my strong suit 😛 Regardless, I did it and I was able to get some photos I’m really proud of that show off this dress and this place!
If you love any of these outfit details, I’ve linked each piece under the images above. Looking for something similar but not this dress particularly? I’ve also attached several of my other favorite tropical printed dresses below! Get to shopping!
There’s nothing I love more than makeup that takes five minutes or less! Let me rephrase and clarify actually…there’s nothing I love more than five minute or less makeup that goes from day to night and works for any and every occasion! Who’s with me?! I threw this on this morning and it’s taking me from work to errands to a friend’s birthday festivities!
Step 1: Dr Jart’s BB Cream+
Step 2: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Glowing, Pretty Face’ Palette
Step 3: Makeup Forever Translucent Powder
Step 4: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Full Fat Lashes’ Mascara
Step 5: MAC Retro Matte Lipcolor in ‘Feels So Grand’
Step 6: Urban Decay High Shine Lipgloss in ‘Bang’
Bada bing, bada boom! Simple and chic, glam look done in five minutes! I’ve listed all the products below, so get to shopping!
Today I woke up as the sun was coming up and I was in awe of how beautiful it was! I’m rarely up before or with it, so this was huge! The yellow, orange, peach, and pinks peering over the mountain was simply stunning though. It inspired me to create a beauty look with the colors, so that is how I came up with ‘sunrise eyes’ for today. I’ve linked all of the products below for you to shop too 🙂
This past week, I had a quick work trip in Austin, Texas. I know I’m much more of a city girl generally speaking, but being from Indiana, there’s always something about the south and midwest that brings a sense of calm and comfort to me. Texas was just that, and I loved it!
The entire trip was a quick turnaround from Wednesday to (way too) early on Friday morning. It went even quicker because I unfortunately fell sick that morning and spent literally the entire day in bed. On a positive note, the Airbnb I stayed in was beyond cute! Painted with dark teal walls, contemporary style furniture, and decorated with bright, colorful printed accent pieces, this is every boho-chic lover’s dream.
Luckily, day two I was up feeling much better and was able to get out of the apartment and on the town! I was there filming, so while I got to play some, the work had to be done. We started out at Terry Black’s BBQ! You all know I don’t eat meat (I heard it was delicious though!), but even the sides and desserts I was able to try were so yummy! Shoutout to the amazing hospitality from Terry Black’s BBQ!
Next, I was off to scooter around downtown, where I grabbed some vegan ice cream, walked across a beautiful bridge (wish I could remember the name of…ha!), and more! After a running around for a bit, it was back to the Airbnb to rest a bit and get cleaned up for dinner!
To end the night, I went to the cutest farm-to-table restaurant called Emmer & Rye with a few friends. It’s all smaller, shareable plates, so naturally we got one of everything! My favorite dish was their avocado, wild Chile pequin pastor, butternut, lime leaf oil, radish, swiss chard…so refreshing and the sauce was everything! Another highly recommended place if you are in the downtown Austin area though!
Well, that wraps up my time in Austin, seeing as I such a short window! Now to figure out my next ventures!