Rust Cross Front Blouse

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Rust Blouse with Side Tie – Just One Answer | Ultra High Rise Levis – RE/Done Denim | Laven Lace Up Kitten Heel Sandal – Jessica Buurman | Vanessa Straw Boater Hat – Urban Outfitters | The Wild Gift Sunglasses – CrapEyewear |

Blogging definitely has it’s ups and downs. There are days where I’m so inspired and am loving what I’m wearing, and of course days where I have something in mind whether outfit based, location based or creative direction based that just doesn’t work out. Today was one of those days where I had a long day at work and had to be creative after the fact. The sun was setting (quickly) and it was one of those moments where no matter where I stood I felt like I wasn’t getting the kind of shot I was looking for.

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Simmi Shoes Strappy Sandals

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Camel T-Shirt Dress – Forever21 | Open Front Textured Coat – Forever21 (On Sale!) | Lilly Ankle Strap Heel – Simmi Shoes | Lock Saddle Bag – Forever21

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In love with my latest addition to my family of heels, these Simmi Shoes strappy sandals. They are the perfect piece to transition from day to night. Throw them on with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and a cute blouse for the perfect daytime look OR create an evening look (like above) with a camel t-shirt dress and overcoat with a crossbody bag.

Neat Coffee, Costa Mesa CA

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I’m always on the hunt for cute local coffee shops and I was surprised to see that I had missed an opening literally down the street from my house! Tucked away in an office compound, Neat Coffee features a simple menu, cute pastries, and delicious local almond milk to create their masterpieces. This shop is unique compared to others as it shares space with a joint work space that is rentable to anyone needing creative space. I love the small homey feeling of this place, seats scattered out front, with a line almost always out the door (but don’t worry its only about 3 deep). I’d definitely give this one a try if you are an OC native! Also don’t forget to grab a punch card when you’re there!

Paper Bag Trouser

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Low Waist Trouser – Zara (Similar) | Brera Crop Cami – CSBLA | Ankle Strap Heel – Forever21

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As odd as they are so called, I’m in love with the silhouette of paper bag trousers. Something about a high waist, tapered leg and all the loose fit in-between parts work for my body type. I also (as noted in my previous post) am getting back into the swing of cropped tops (thanks 90s Jennifer Aniston & Netflix!). This crop is from CSBLA and again, it doesn’t disappoint. The neckline is a big deal for me, it has a slight boatneck fit which I think hits all the right spots on your collarbone. Not to mention the fabric feels oh so nice on (none of that thin stuff your used to). I wasn’t sure how the outfit would look together but the tightness on top with the somewhat loose fit on bottom mixed with a little heel makes for the perfect day to night look.

Earlier that day my cousin and I ventured out to LA for lunch or “brunch” before heading to see the last showing of Wicked at Pantages Theatre. While it was melting outside I swapped my heels for sandals earlier in the day and dressed it up for the show later on. I tell you these pants are worth it and not to mention they are a lot lighter than they appear, hence for me wearing them on one of our warmest days of Marcy. (Originally I figured a wool blend type trouser). Shop my look above and happy weekend folks!

CSBLA Basics

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Rimini Crop Top – CSBLA | High Waisted Boyfriend Denim – Calvin Klein (Similar) | Flat Top Fedora – Yellow108 | Buckle Sandals – Zara

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I was recently introduced to CSBLA and instantly connected with their amazing array of high quality basics. Living by the principle that you can be comfortable without sacrificing style and fit, Cosabella (CSBLA) brings Italian luxury into your everyday wardrobe. I am a firm believer in investing in staple wardrobe pieces that will last you through the years. One of my favorite bottoms that I can always count on are my thrifted Calvin Klein high waisted jeans which I paired with my CSBLA Rimini Crop Top. To add a little something extra I threw on my new flat top fedora hat from Yellow108 (one of my new favorite hat companies). With the recent heat wave striking So Cal this crop couldn’t have come at a better time. Not to mention the jersey fabric sits on your body like a dream. I was a little hesitant to move back into the realm of crop tops but I must say pairing them with high waisted denim and high waisted, loose fitting trousers has really sparked up my interest once more.

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Feeling a little dressy and a little dark today. Paired my Pacsun Kendall & Kylie cropped top with my LA Hearts bralette. To make the outfit a little more work appropriate I layered the bralette underneath. This is my absolute favorite maxi skirt. My sister purchased it from a thrift store and personalized it for me by cutting some slits into it. There’s something incredibly sexy about a little side slit action although, it’s funny to think that if I were to cut the skirt where the slits start it wouldn’t be half as sexy. The skirt material is extremely soft and silky, perfect for these hot days at the office!

Maxi Slit Skirt – Thrifted

Cropped Top – PacSun x Kendall & Kylie

LA Hearts Bralette – PacSun

The Cold Shoulder

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First day back in the office after a weekend of casual attire means…I have no idea what to wear. When in doubt, I go for this high waisted pencil skirt. The length is perfect for work while still maintaining my age with a fitted look. This cold shoulder top has been holding a spot in the back of my closet as of late, but it has one of my favorite fits for a blouse. Usually I have trouble with blouses with them being either too heavy, see through, or too stiff and unmanageable to tuck in.

The shoulder cut off gives my work attire a stylish look without appearing too casual. With this skirt being so tight it is near impossible to tuck something into it unless it is fairly short and thin. (No one likes shirt bulge in their bottoms) To take full advantage of the slender silhouette of this skirt I tied the bottom of my top versus buttoning down. You also get a little bit of European holiday flair with it as well don’t you think?

Cold Shoulder Blouse – Similar Here

Grey Marl Double Layer Tube Skirt – TopShop

Laminated High-Heel Sandals with Ankle Strap – Zara (SALE)

FIERCE Affirmation bracelet – BCBGeneration

Wasted Days

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I found these French Connection pants in my closet the other day. I almost forgot why I bought them a few years back. I love mixing baggy with slim fits, normally I stick to oversized tees and tanks with leggings but I couldn’t resist wearing these. I mixed them with my favorite American Apparel bodysuit, H&M leather jacket, and Jeffrey Campbell’s. Needless to say I was the tallest person in the office that day.

Cargo Pants – French Connection

Bodysuit – American Apparel

Leather Jacket – H&M

Carter Peep Oxfords – Jeffrey Campbell

Sunnies – ZeroUV