Blue Blazer

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In a last minute frenzy to pack for Huntington Beach I grabbed the few pieces (and I mean few) that would help me beat the heat. While my ancient pair of Abercrombie shorts and my Brandy Melville tank are easy to wear to the beach it’s a little much (less) when your running around doing errands. I threw on my Royal Blue boyfriend blazer from H&M and GoJane studded booties for a very casual look. Bright colored blazers are perfect to wear when you need to dress up an outfit. I love mixing anything professional looking with something on the tattered side.

Ps. You don’t know how hard it is to find a good tank top. This Brandy Melville one I picked up is perfect. Cropped, tight, and strappy. Perfect for layering, especially with anything high waisted. You’ll be able to tuck without the bunch :)

Tank Top – Brandy Melville

Studded Booties – GoJane

Boyfriend Blazer – H&M

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Independence Day

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As you can already tell, this post is all about Independence Day attire. My day would be spent BBQ-ing and hanging poolside with friends and playing with fireworks with my boyfriends family. While the temperature was going to be in the mid 80s it was the usual Southern California beach weather that would shift towards a cool evening by the time fireworks were ready to be lit. My new thrifted overalls made their second appearance as they are the perfect fit for an active day. I paired them with my new ASOS white v-neck tee which I might add is incredibly soft and loose fitting, my favorite when it comes to tees. The plaid flannel doubled as the perfect touch of red and the perfect jacket when it got cool out. Hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th!

New Forever T-Shirt – ASOS

Overalls – Thrifted

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Flannel – Thrifted

Criss Cross Cropped

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I would like to take a few minutes to discuss the amazing job that PacSun is doing in rebranding their stores. Their “Golden State of Mind” marketing campaign has brought them back to their roots as a California based retailer with heavy southern California beach babe vibes (for girls at least). Finally they have transitioned from graphic tees and into trendy cut and sew pieces for women. They were incredibly smart to capitalize on Kendall and Kylie Jenner as well, two young girls who are not only influential for their better known siblings (the Kardashians) but also for their modeling and fashion influence on the young girls/women in America. I picked up this cropped top on sale from their last collection. It fits incredibly well and is the perfect price point for young girls working on a weekly allowance (part of PacSuns target audience). I paired them with my thrifted high waisted Levis shorts and Platrane Jeffrey Campbell boots. A true hot California weekend look. Nothing better than throwing on some majorly distressed shorts and a cropped top. My signature outfit when the temp turns up.

Kendall & Kylie Criss Cross Cropped Top – PacSun (SALE)

High Waisted Levis Shorts – Thrifted

Platrane Boots – Jeffrey Campbell

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Jersey Monochrome

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I have styled this mesh jersey top from H&M in an earlier posting but decided to take a different route today to show it’s versatility. In my previous post I paired this jersey with some high waisted shorts and DC tennies, taking the jersey somewhat literally as we also shot the pictures on a baseball field. This jersey trend isn’t just for the ballpark however, today I transitioned the top into a chic and somewhat professional look for work. These black high waisted denim jeans from Urban Outfitters was one of my better purchases last year. The dark wash allows them to be disguised as “dressy” for work but when paired with a cropped top you can easily slip into a more casual overtone.

Accessories are what finish off this look. Gold, gold and well…more gold. Gold accessories are my favorite when I’m pushing a monochrome look. Adding a gold chain to a jersey top helps us understand why football players and baseball players wear those ridiculous gold chains around their necks, because it really does play off the jersey quite well. Maybe it is just the ridiculous notion that athletes make millions of dollars by throwing balls at one another but hey, it’s entertaining right?

Mesh Jersey Top – H&M

Platrane Boot – Jeffrey Campbell via MissKL

BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jeans – Urban Outfitters

UNIF Vapor Moto Jacket – Dolls Kill

ASOS T-Shirt Dress

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Took a stroll around the swap meet at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds today. I found a really cute pair of overalls so it was worth the trip, not to mention it is a beautiful day outside. I have come across ASOS a few times over the past few months but never really dug deep enough into the site. Recently I have become obsessed with their pieces. I grabbed this cotton t-shirt dress and am so happy with it! It’s super comfortable and the fabric gives off a soft washed denim feel. I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this dress a lot considering you can throw it on so easily. I would definitely recommend ASOS for those who are looking for quality basic pieces at a good price.

Cold Shoulder T-Shirt Dress in Acid Wash – ASOS

Microstud Buckle Booties – GoJane

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Photos by: Nick Arant

Star Trecking: Galactic Denim

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It’s finally Friday which means I can indulge in some printed denim at work! This Galactic print is so fun and exciting I kept my top half mellow with a chiffon blouse from Foreign Exchange and my LA Hearts Bralette from PacSun. You can’t really tell but the bralette is actually holographic which I thought would look rad with my new silver heels from Zara. Printed denim really makes me feel a tad bit wild and I think a lot of my coworkers agree.

Chiffon Blouse – Foreign Exchange

Galactic Denim – Topshop

LA Hearts Bralette – PacSun

Laminated High-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap – Zara

Basic Messenger Bag – Zara

Sunnies – ZeroUV

FIERCE Bracelet – BCBG Generation

Corporate Casual

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I finally received my new pair of Zara heels in the mail the other day, I immediately began running styling options through my head once I received them. I looked towards a casual style to mix up the dressiness and shine of the shoes. Believe it or not, all of these pieces are at least a year old. It is so refreshing to be able to incorporate older pieces in your closet that have been neglected. This is one of the ways that I keep myself sane if I am unable to head out for a shopping spree. Usually I hit the back of my closet for some inspiration and usually, it’s there to meet me halfway.

Laminated High-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap – Zara

Basic Messenger Bag – Zara

Plaid Button Up – BDG Urban Outfitters

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Boyfriend Blazer – H&M

Mini Vaca & Printed Shorts

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This past weekend Nick and I visited Laguna Beach to celebrate our one year anniversary. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve ever been on and the weather was perfect. Nothing like walking out of your hotel room and onto the sand. Aside from eating some amazing food, laying out and taking some long walks on the beach, I still managed to get a few shots of my outfits. The theme for this relaxing getaway… printed shorts. The first pair you see are from H&M. I got them for a steal last year as they started blowing out their summer items. The second pair are a printed trouser short from Forever 21 which makes them a little dressier. Both outfits are perfect for this vacation, simple, light weight, but still a fun pop of color!

Cropped Top – Brandy Melville

Printed Trouser Shorts – Forever21

Sunnies – ZeroUV

The Slit Maxi

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June gloom has been in full swing this week. My outfits are becoming seriously bipolar. With it being so cloudy outside I can’t help but want to wear my PJ’s to the office, unfortunately, I think thats frowned upon here. I grabbed my favorite Brandy Melville oversized sweater instead. It’s super soft with the perfect amount of thickness to make it easy to wear when its cool out. I haven’t worn this maxi skirt in awhile but I love the maroon color and slit. I know, I know, it’s a little too fall for June but hey, I also broke out my beanie, weather is too unpredictable!

Glitter Flat Sandals – Zara

Sweater – Brandy Melville

LA Beanie – Brandy Melville

Long Beach Pier

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I am in love with these new floral pants I purchased from Brandy Melville. They are so fun and feminine with a little 70s twist. Their clothes really are effortless and give you that beach bum vibe. I could probably sleep in their clothes they are so damn comfortable. Nick and I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach this weekend (his first time) and afterward took a little walk down the pier. It was cloudy and overcast compared to the scorcher the day before but it made it a lot easier to walk around outside.

Printed Floral Pants – Brandy Melville

Cropped Tank Top – Brandy Melville (Similar)

Glittery Flat Sandals – Zara

Sunglasses – ZeroUV

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