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!
Can you believe it? I finally made it to Coachella! In all the time I have been in LA, there was always a reason that I was never able to go. If I’m being honest, I thought I would hate it, but felt like I should go at least once. Well, I’m happy to announce…I had a great time! I always said if I was going to go, I wanted to attend on an artist pass or media to have all access. While that didn’t happen, given I had such a short amount of time to get everything together, I still received VIP treatment compared to the norm (and I am very grateful for it!) Oh, and I am NOT a camper. Thankfully we had a house 15 minutes away that was amazing!
Going to Coachella was a last minute decision that combined my job at Firework and my blog/influencer career, so I had roughly 12 hours to get ready and plan my outfits. I don’t know what’s more important….the music or the fashion. I love music and couldn’t wait to see some of my favorite artists, but I am a fashion/lifestyle blogger, so for me…I had to have some cool looks. Note to any of you planning to go in the future…allow more time than you expect on the drive, or leave early, because the roads are crowded! We arrived late, so we pulled up, changed in the car, and went straight to the Ugg party to meet and film with the Kaplan twins. Here’s my Friday night look (shoutout to my coworker, Alexander, for swapping me to make the look complete!)and links to shop the look!
Day 2 (for us)…up early for more filming, parties and music!
Our first stop was the Parker Hotel, where we met up with the twins again, where we did a quick sponsor video with Matchabar. Thank the heavens for those angels because they hooked it up! I love anything matcha! After that, we popped over to ELF Cosmetics x Bloggers Who Brunch, where we scored an insane amount of product that have become obsessed with (will link those later). Last stop with the twins was a Galore pool party!
Here was my day look….I LOVE this white sheer overdress, don’t you? And a little neon orange top just fit right in with the neon trend for this year. Boho chic meets the 80’s.
After a long day in the sun, we went back to the house for a nap (per my request). So glad we did because we went over to the festival grounds for a while then hit Nylon’s Midnight Garden Party! I’m so sad that I missed Jojo’s performance, but I had a blast there! Here was my look for the party, which also scored me some photos on Getty Images (woohoo!)
Day 3 (again, for us)
We spent the entire day at the festival, and by entire day, I mean we started around 3pm. Ha! First stop was for loaded french fries, in which we basically lived off of for the weekend. Then we stopped by Calvin Klein, as I just signed on board to work with their community! Thanks for having me CK! After that, we made the rest of the day about the music: SiR, J Balvin, Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi, and a few others we popped into randomly. Once the night was closing out, we left and hit up the Moschino Desert Party. I must saw, Jeremy Scott hit it out of the park! The SIMS theme for the new collection is so cool and different from any other!
As for style, it was a denim day. How cute is this outfit? And super affordable and accessible too! The buckles on the shorts give it that edgy western vibe. And can’t forget about the fanny pack! Our moms were right…these are handy!
Final day…the plan was to leave early and beat the crowds, but that would’ve requires waking up at a normal hour. We had been out partying it up so late at Moschino that none of us moved until after 12pm! I can’t tell you the last time I slept that late. Still, FOMO kicked in and we stayed for a good portion of the day. So we hit the festival for a while again, took some pictures for ourselves finally, swung by to grab our stuff, and headed back home around 10:30pm.
My look for this day? As Coachella as it gets! We’ve got the leopard mini, bell sleeve denim, bikini top, velvet/metallic boots, and a fanny pack!
Here’s what I learned… – Crowds are crazy, temperatures are hot, and fashion is off the chain! – ALWAYS wear comfy shoes, close toed, no matter how cute your outfit is because you are walking A LOT. And did I mention the crowds? Someone is bound to step on your toe. – HYDRATE! – Look for the good porta-potties. They are there in plain sight! – Stay until the end of the set. That’s when the surprise guests come out! – Most of all, have fun! It is all about the desert vibe and chilling to the music with your friends and if you are lucky, maybe attend some cool parties.
So, I think it’s pretty obvious how much fun I had! How about you? Is Coachella on your list? Let me know!