Pure Cashmere Seeing Stars

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Star Jacquard Crew Neck Sweater – Pure Cashmere | Black Trouser – &Other Stories | Leather Jacket – Mango (Similar) | The Petalo Glitter Flat – M Gemi |

Seeing stars with this Holiday inspired look! Also feeling slightly like Coraline for those who know, you know. I absolutely have fallen in love with Pure Cashmere, an incredible brand found on Blancsom that has incredibly soft lightweight cashmere sweaters and coats that are so easy to wear with everything in my wardrobe.

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Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay

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Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay

Zion Jumbo Jumper – Selling Warmth | Calvin Klein High Waisted Denim – Thrifted | Merino Wool Beanie – &Other Stories | Camel Coat – Valmuer

I had a very peaceful weekend up in Big Bear with my husband with amazing accommodations by the Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay. I was immediately drawn to this lodge after countless hours of searching travel sites I found this quaint and cute little lodge.

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Knit Jumpsuits

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Cropped Knit Dungarees – Zara | Texture Fabric Top – Zara | Saint Laurent Sac de Jour – Trendlee | Houndstooth Patterned Coat – H&M | Polka Dot Sheer Socks – &Other Stories | Gucci Logo Belt – Neiman Marcus

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a good set of dungarees. The best part about owning a good pair of overalls is their versatility. They really are like a pair of good jeans that you keep in your closet for any and all occasions.

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Longline Sleeveless Tan Coat

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Lola Sleeveless Tailored Duster w/ Buttons – BooHoo | Mid-Rise Cigarette Jeans – Zara ON SALE! | Studded Boots – Zara | Ribbed Funnel Neck Swing Sweater – TopShop | Pieces Tote w/ Front Pocket Strap – ASOS | Frayed Edge Scarf – COS

Finally enjoying a brisk day today and had the perfect outfit to match! I opted for my latest purchase, this amazing tan sleeveless duster coat on top of my favorite new TopShop sweater. I’ve been on the hunt for a cute and lightweight sleeveless coat and the dark buttons on this one sealed the deal. I also grabbed these Zara “girlfriend” jeans during their after Christmas sale, I love the super tapered and cropped fit at the bottom while there is some room to breathe up top. Since I was going with a sleeveless coat look I threw on my COS navy scarf to keep this January chill off my neck. Best part about cropped denim is that you can easily see cute ankle boots you might just be wearing.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year! There are a lot of goals for 2016 and one of them being increasing my coffee shop adventures, paying off student loans, and saving more money for a hopeful home buy in 2017!

Grey Double Breasted Coat

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I’ve been searching for the perfect coat/blazer combo that brings me that oversized appearance of a coat with the structure of a blazer. Low and behold I find yet another great piece at Forever21 (They really are dragging me back in with their new buying methods). This is a jacket that can easily transition from Winter to Spring and I can’t wait to pair it with some distressed denim and a white tee. When you live in SoCal you need about one good Winter coat and the rest can be a hybrid considering there are only a few days where the temperature drops below 65. Gotta love California sometimes!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and that everyone has a safe New Years! So much has happened in 2014 not only did I learn so much about myself, my career, and what I want to ultimately do with my life but I also moved out for the first time, am the mom to a French Bulldog (one of my biggest dreams), and got engaged! All thats left to say is bring it on 2015!

Oversized Longline Coat – Forever21 (On Sale) | Grey Knit Sweater – H&M (On Sale) | Black Denim Jeans – Zara | Easy Does It Flat – Chinese Laundry | Gambler Hat – Urban Outfitters

Holiday Gift Guide – An Evening In

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Struggling with what to get your girlfriend, friends, cousins, aunts, mother this year for Christmas? Don’t worry we have all been there. I’m huge on giving thoughtful gifts that not only come from the heart but show that you’ve listened and most importantly remembered. Those few times you go out shopping with a friend and she exclaims how she adores that one humorous Ryan Gosling book or those pair of socks that look so comfy. Those are the moments when I immediately move to my phone and jot ideas down. You never know when you’ll need some gifting inspiration (even if its only July).

I’ve curated a few special pieces thanks to some of my favorite local brands to give you a gift of a relaxing evening in for that special someone in your life. What I enjoy doing is purchasing one bigger gift and finding little things to support it. Here’s what you’ll find in my gift bag:

LMN Luxe Me Now Slippers: In this case these LMN Luxe slippers are my new favorites. I’m a fan of mules and smoking slippers so when I came across this brand on Instagram I knew I had to get a pair. They are extremely comfortable (with memory foam soles) and are fashionable enough to wear outside (which I definitely already have done).

Knotty Jewelry: From there I grabbed a few pieces of fun jewelry and hair pieces from Knotty, a hair jewelry company that specializes in making adorable hairbands that you can actually leave on your wrist and it won’t throw off your entire outfit.

Francesca’s Collections Mug: Another perfect piece for an evening in is a cute mug, in this case I have one with a Frenchie on it since I am obsessed with my dog, but one with a cute phrase is the perfect packaging for your new jewelry pieces.

Barbara Eberhart Print: To polish off the gift I threw in a fun print perfect for a little nightstand accent.

Throw in some nail polish and a candle for fun stocking stuffers and your christmas shopping is complete!

I also highly recommend shopping small and local for your Christmas gifts, there’s nothing like spreading Christmas cheer to the little guys in this big retail world.