’60s Siren

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It’s taken me lots of trial and error to find out my personal style. I used to rely heavily on trends to guide me on what to wear. Then, I became really edgy and grungy. I wanted everything to be black, studded, and torn. I got over that phase in a few years, around 2012, and after that, I went super preppy, wearing almost a schoolgirl like uniform on the reg. That phase, too, had an expiration date and I was left with a wardrobe without direction.

I decided to start loading up on the classics. The next step was to identify time periods I liked and related to and styles and silhouettes I felt comfortable in. The 1960s is my favorite decade for fashion. And I love wearing blazers and button-ups. So I kind of started using that as my own sartorial DNA.

Now, I’m still a fashion girl so I’m always going to try new trends. However, this particular outfit really holds true to that ’60s persona I like to channel. I’ve tried to get rid of this white, collarless shirt several times but something always hits me and I keep it. I’m glad I did because it is so chic and great for tucking.

These cream culottes are a favorite of mine. I don’t care if they aren’t flattering, they are awesome and free and make me want to do cartwheels. The scarf is another from my mom’s stash and I love how it just flows in the wind when I walk. I kept the whole look neutral so the scarf was the only pop of color and the result is soft, refreshing, and I think even Jackie O herself might approve. Like what you see? Shop my similar picks below. x

Culottes | H&M

Shoes | Zara

Scarf | Vintage

Clutch | Loeffler Randall 

That Highlight ✨

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Today’s post is super exciting because I’ve teamed up with SEPHORA (omg) to show you guys my five minute, everyday makeup look. My mantra is clean, beautiful skin that glows, so I prefer spending time accentuating my skin and adding gorgeous highlighters instead of covering it up with heavy foundations. Highlighters are my thang, and I’m sharing my three fave highlighters below so you can get #THATHIGHLIGHT too.

Obviously, a good skincare routine is key. But today is all about the glow. Watch my hyper lapse video below, and shop my fave products at Sephora! And of course, if you like this post LMK in the comments so I can do more!

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PRODUCTS USED

Becca First Light Primer

NARs concealer in Chantilly and Vanilla

Tarte Pro Glow Palette 

Becca Creme Highlighter in Pearl

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso

Lancome Hypnose Mascara

YSL Beauty Shine Lip in #12 Coral Incandescent

Hi, Hey–These Shoes Will Make Your Day

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How sweet are these cheeky Soludos sneakers? They are from a collaboration where graphic designer Ashkahn designed a capsule collection for the brand, and I actually got to meet him and talk to him about it. You really can’t help but feel good when wearing these sneakers, right? Snag a pair for yourself right here!

Today’s look is all about summer suiting and millennial pink. I’ve always loved a good suit moment, and summer is the perfect time to play with different color and texture. This pink suit by Smythe is a fave of mine, especially because the preppy pink is juxtaposed with navy sporty stripes down the arms. Playing off the stripes,  I went with navy trousers, cuffed up, and a laid-back white button down from UNIQLO. When choosing summer suiting, you need pieces that look effortless and that breathe–there’s no where I wouldn’t go in this outfit.

Jacket by Smythe, similar jacket here and here

Trousers by TOPSHOP

Top by UNIQLO

Shoes by Soludos

Watch by Nixon

Sunglasses by Rayban

Photos by Elaine Torres

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’60s Darling

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I’ve been on a major vintage kick lately. I think because I’m sick and tired of seeing the same sh*t on Instagram. Seriously, everyone looks the same, it’s mind-blowing! There are a few reasons for this… 1) a lot of the same fashion PR places and fashion brands gift more heavily than others 2) when a silhouette becomes popular, every other brand jumps on the bandwagon thanks to fast fashion and 3) because style has become so homogenized. 

Which is why I love going to places like Shareen Vintage in downtown Los Angeles. It really is a pretty paradise where you can get lost perusing vintage clothes for hours. I wore this 60s vintage dress years ago for Coachella and decided to bring it out of the woodworks, pairing it with seemingly fitting Docs and white sunglasses. This outfit feels decidingly British, and I love it. What do you think? 

Dress from Shareen Vintage

Shoes by Doc Martens, Vintage

Glasses from random Thrift Store

Bag by Alexander Wang

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6 Tips For Healthy Red Hair

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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am a new brand ambassador for L’Oréal’s Ever Pure line of hair products! I really adore this line, so this partnership is the perfect fit. Watch on to hear my six healthy red hair tips so you can keep your red, (or your color-treated hair) looking as fresh and gorgeous as possible. And, shop my fave L’Oréal products below.

SHOP MY FAVE L’ORÉAL PRODUCTS

L’Oréal Ever Pure Shampoo
L’Oréal Ever Pure Conditioner
L’Oréal Ever Pure 10 in 1 Elixir

Thank you L’Oréal for sponsoring this video.

Pretty Polka Dots

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A sweet mix of polka dots is the best way to kick off summer, no? I’ve always had a penchant for polka dots, especially in the form of silk scarves and skirts. There is something so decidingly sweet and subtle about a polka dot print, and I love mix and matching colors of dots for maximum impact. 

Let’s talk about this polka dot scarf for a second. It’s from the inaugural Who What Wear x Target collection, and I loved it so much I bought two, for I feared one day I’d need another. Does anyone else do that besides me? When I find an item I love profusely, I sometimes (always) buy two. It also came in this other beautiful color way that I still regret not purchasing.

Anyway, this polka dot scarf is the perfect piece for mixing with other dotted pieces. Something about the crimson color plays so nicely with others, especially navy. I got this skirt years ago. When the whole blogging space was in its infancy, I was a brand ambassador for LOFT, and they gifted me tons of pieces to wear for Instagram and on my POPSUGAR shows. This is the only piece I have left from that partnership, and I never plan on letting it go. I’ve always been titillated by knife pleats, especially when covering a slim fit midi skirt. Midi skirts are hard for petite girls to wear, but something about this cut and silhouette works for me. I’ve been on a sock kick recently, and added on frilly heart-covered sock stockings underneath my sandals. IDK, I love a granny chic moment and these sock stockings deliver.

Scarf by Who What Wear x Target, similar one here and here

Top by Equipment

Skirt by LOFT

Socks by TOPSHOP

Shoes by H&M similar ones here

Bag by Gucci

Photos by Elaine Torres

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