Blush in High Heels



 
Top: Stella & Jamie  Pants: H&M  Heels: Aldo
Photos by Katie Parker

Not as cool as black maybe because blush has an ultra feminine connotation.  Whatever the reason, this soft color can enhance your skin tone and accentuate your favorite makeup.  I like how the zipper detail in the pants add a bit of edge to the outfit.  Lastly, pointed toe-heels...I can't get enough.  These Aldo heels are one of my favorites (and no I wasn't paid to write this).  Some wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of shoes less than a mortgage payment.  But, truthfully, I love what I love.  So hand me the Choos and the Maddens.  If I love you then you're coming home with me.  Simple as that. 
   
P.S..  Bury me in heels please.


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My Valentine

 





Top: H&M  Skirt: H&M  Boots: Franco Sarto
Photos by Katie Parker

I've been the girl who loves holidays with the exception of Valentine's Day.  I'm usually the one rolling my eyes when I see all the aisles in the stores turn pink with hearts everywhere.  My tradition of singles' night out, or drowning in wine, and chocolate cake came to an end this year.  I finally had myself a Valentine and it was a special occasion.  

Some opt to wear red on this holiday, but I think it's nice to stray from the predictable.  I also picked something that wasn't too over the top dressy yet still stay feminine.  This blouse and skirt from H&M was perfect for a romantic night with my love.  

I hope you enjoyed Valentine's Day with friends or your special someone. 


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Tis the Season

 
 
 
 
Top: Trina Turk  Shorts: H&M  Shoes: Bebe  Clutch: Nina
Photos by Katie Parker

Tis the season to celebrate and be merry.  What better way to do it than with some sparkle?  I know sequins and sparkle seem predictable during the holidays.  But, they're like wearing an exclamation point so you better believe that I'm jumping on this bandwagon.  Besides, we all worked hard throughout the year, it's OK to close it out like a disco ball.  Let your hair down and shine!  

I started this blog as a passion project less than a year ago and have received a lot of support.  Thank you all for the love.  Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!  xx

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Sweater Weather

 
Sweater Dress: Vince  Boots Matisse  Necklace: Melrose Trading Post  Belt: H&M
Photos by Katie Parker

sweater dress (noun), 1. understated sexy. 


The sweater dress is another classic favorite of mine.  Depending on how cold the climate--they can be styled in multiple ways.  This Vince cashmere sweater dress is effortlessly stylish in a perfect shade of pumpkin spice. Since I'm in Los Angeles, I opted for bare legs and my Matisse booties.  It's a perfect date night outfit for your special love.  



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On the Go






Jacket: Stella & Jamie, T-Shirt: Moschino, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Alexander Wang
Photos by Katie Parker

We all have those days when we only have 10 minutes to pull it together.  The trick is to get ready in 10, but not look like you have rolled out of bed.  When I lose track of time or I'm running late, I reach for my uniform which are jeans and a t-shirt.  In this case, I went old-school with my Moschino tee from college, and H&M jeans. To add style to this casual look;  I pulled my hair in a messy bun, applied Shiseido in Shimmering Rouge (it's light, moisturizing, sheer), and put on a pair of cool shoes by Alexander Wang.  If you're out and about during the day then you have the advantage of wearing no eye makeup, and hiding behind some shades.  An hour to get ready?  As Sweet Brown says "Ain't nobody got time for that."


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Just Beachy










Hello, Mr. Gull!
  Shirt: H&M, Skirt: American Apparel, Bikini Top: H&M, Bikini Bottom: Topshop
Photos by Katie Parker

With Memorial weekend creeping up and summer right around the corner, the time is now to shop for that swimsuit.  Although the selection can be overwhelming, I dig the ones at H&M. Yes, Beyonce, you can convince me to buy anything.  Where is your favorite place to shop for bathing suits?  

Living in California, the beaches are endless and the weather always perfect.  Since the temperatures aren't summer hot yet, I decided on a midi skirt to wear with my bikini on a day in Malibu.  This way I can enjoy the beach and hop on over to brunch at Geoffrey's or Moonshadows (I recommend having a drink at the bar area that's right above the ocean.  I almost always see a family of dolphins). There are bikinis and bathing suits for every type of figure so don't hide your great assets!  Show them off this summer with the perfect suit.

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The Splash is a great website that offers a selection on swimwear along with keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends.