Tied to the Side

FullSizeRender-1315{Dress: Dear Diary, Heels: Miu Miu, Clutch: Kate Spade, Necklace: Na Hoku.}

Recently, I stepped out for brunch with some friends. Since I had spent the majority of the weekend in yoga pants and an oversized sweater {I swear it is colder at the end of March than it was on Christmas Day in SoCal}, I was excited to change into something that felt a bit more fun and creative. I opted for this marbleized maxi dress I purchased years ago in Santa Barbara, and paired it with a golden South Sea pearl pendant, bow-topped heels, and a lime green clutch. And to keep it from feeling too causal for our al fresco meal, I tied the dress on one side, making it feel a bit more fitted and just a little more fun.







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Dressy Casual

FullSizeRender-1608{Shirt & Jeans: Calvin Klein, Purse: Versace Collection, Heels: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Tory Burch.}

I’ve never been a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. I prefer wearing dresses, silk blouses + jeans or a pencil skirt, or dressing in athleisure {aka, living in yoga pants and leggings}. But a few years ago I found a basic white v-neck that I knew I needed to buy. I planned for it to be a shirt I slept or worked out in, but instead it turned out to be my go-to for days when I wanted to wear something simple and classic. Since I’ve been living in yoga pants and slouchy tees for the last two and a half years, I recently decided to dress up my casual attire. I paired a classic white tee with dark jeans, a large leather bag, oversized sunglasses, and the brightest pink heels recently for a mimosa-filled brunch + shopping trip downtown. I loved how effortless the entire look is, but that it still has a punch of color thanks to the fun shoes.









x Paris