August 26, 2016

LONG SLEEVED PEPLUM TEE SEWING TUTORIAL








TOP (made by me -- similar linked below!)  ||  JEANS  ||  BAG (different color, but on sale!)  ||  ANKLE BOOTS  ||  RING + BRACELET  c/o WANDERLUST  ||  WATCH c/o THE 5TH

Back in July I went up to the LA fabric district with my best friend, Leanne, to do a little birthday fabric shopping. I've been looking for a great quality striped knit for ages, and Mood didn't disappoint. I snatched up a couple yards of this gorgeous ponte knit and couldn't wait to cut into it. 

I've been wanting a striped peplum top, and this was perfect for that. I've been in the mood for fall lately, so I made it long sleeved. It's cozy and comfortable, and is easy to dress up or down. 

Another fun striped piece is coming your way in a few weeks for DIY Friday, so check back soon! 


Shop some other cute striped peplum tops in the widget below:





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August 25, 2016

A FEW ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES ( AND A GIVEAWAY!)








TOP  ||  JEANS  ||  BAG (on sale today! different color but gorgeous   ||  SUNGLASSES c/o ZENNI LA  ||  BOOTS

When I put together an outfit, I never feel like it's finished until I add accessories. I didn't used to be much of an accessory girl, but once I realized how much of an impact they made on my outfit, I was converted.

I don't wear a ton of accessories, but the few that you'll pretty much never see me without are a watch, a handbag, and a great pair of sunglasses.

Zenni Optical recently released their new line of sunglasses inspired by the LA streets and fashion, and now they're some of my go-to glasses. They originally sold just prescription glasses, but I love how they've expanded to include fun framed sunglasses, but you can still fill those frames with your prescription glass. I've told you so many times before that I love basics with a little twist, and these tortoise shell frames have a subtle hexagon shape that I just adore.

The best part about Zenni? The price point is fantastic. And even better...they're giving away a pair to one lucky reader today, up to $150!

TO ENTER: 
- hop over to Zenni Optical's youtube video and watch the short clip they made about this collection. It's all about LA! Now leave a comment telling me your favorite place in California -- where you've been OR where you'd love to visit.

Giveaway is open to US readers only, and giveaway ends in one week on August 31st. Good luck!



photos by rad and happy
created in partnership with Zenni Optical

August 24, 2016

THE OUTFIT THAT FEELS LIKE ME






TOP  (similar here)  ||  JEANS  ||  ANKLE BOOTS  ||  JACKET  ||  BAG 

Do you guys have outfits that just feel like you? I don't think there's just one of these kinds of outfits for everyone -- I have a lot of outfits that I put on that feel like me (like this one and this one). But I love putting something together that just feels right, you know?

I sometimes have a hard time pinpointing my own style, but consistent thing is basics with a little twist. My ankle boots are a classic style, but the cutouts make them special and unique. I love a good striped top, and this one has a tie up neckline that makes it stand out. I love a neutral bag with a fun tassel, or a pair of jeans with just enough distressing. They're just the little things that add personality and interest to an otherwise basic outfit!

Shop my look and a few other "basics with a twist" pieces from Nordstrom in the widget below!



photos by rad and happy
created in partnership with nordstrom

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