Back to School Shopping!

Ahh, fall shopping! This is definitely my favorite time of year for fashion – I adore light weight knits and jackets, jeans and loafers. I keep telling myself I’m going to reinvest in all of my wardrobe basics, but I still haven’t gotten around to it, sadly.

So for inspiration for both you (and myself!) I’ve put together the top 8 items on my back-to-school list! I’m craving a navy, wide brim fedora like nobody’s business.  I think it’s a great way to wear the fedora into fall. I’m also still crazy for all things camel, so I’m shopping for coats, a back pack, and great loafers all in this ’70s hue. I realized I still don’t have an amazing black boot, so these by Maiyet will finally fill that void! The perfect fitting mom jeans are a must, along with a classic breton stripe J.Crew top and a cozy turtleneck in cream. Shop all the goodness below 🙂 read more

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#CleanClosetChallenge

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First of all, please excuse my messy closet! Over the next month, I am going to get rid of one piece of clothing every day in attempt to get my closet “back to basics.” I’m calling it, the #cleanclosetchallenge and I’d love for you to do it with me! Each day I’m going to put a short video up on my youtube channel showing you the piece I’m getting rid of and why.

Parting with clothes is actually really hard for me – unnecessarily hard. I’ve done several closet purges over the years, including a pretty big one when I moved last year, but it still wasn’t enough. And I’ve noticed in the past when I do big “clean outs,” I never get rid of enough. Which is why I’m doing it slowly this time. I’m really going to think about each piece I purge. read more

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My NOLA Photo Diary

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New Orleans is, without a doubt, the most magical city in the United States. I have always wanted to go there, so when the opportunity presented itself, I had to jump on board. I prepped for our long weekend trip by reading A Confederacy of Dunces, which is based in 1960s New Orleans, along with a trusty tourist travel guide, but nothing is better than roaming the French Quarter streets on a balmy afternoon.

We stayed at Hotel Monteleone, a beautiful hotel set on the outskirts of the Quarter near Canal Street. I was initially attracted to this place online because a few of my all-time favorite writers, Hemingway and Capote, were fans of this place back in the day. I can see why – the hotel is magnificent, with high ceilings, chandeliers, and royal rooms, very grandeur. The Carousel Bar in the lobby is a tourist hot spot. I didn’t love that so much but I did take a seat and spin around the bar once with Sazerac in hand, which I quickly discovered I hate. read more

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Must See: Emerging

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I like to think of myself as an amateur art aficionado. People always diss LA for it’s lack of art and culture, but on the contrary, I find that there are lots of wonderful art museums and exhibits around the city that are just waiting to be explored. A few of my favorites are LACMA, MoMA, the Getty and the Annenberg Space for Photography.

The latter is quite special to me because it features beautiful photography in such an up-close and intimate space. Emerging is the newest exhibit to take over the Annenburg Space for Photography over in Century City, and I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek. read more

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