Rainy Day in LA

All I could think when taking these pictures was props to bloggers and influencers who live somewhere that is always rainy or cold, like maybe Seattle? I was wanting that golden hour glow and instead, I got gloom!

So I went for a casual, simple neutral look. While it was just a bit chilly, opting for a coat option just seemed best since it goes well with the weather. I thought of some rainy weather staples as well as a few things that I like to do for those few days a year when it like to really come down here in LA!

Click on the link to see a few of my favorite rainy day pieces:

Rain Boots

Clear Umbrella

Teddy Coat

Rain Coat

 

I also just feel like rainy days are those days when you finally finish that book you’ve been wanting to read, you eat that tin of ice cream and you watch that Disney movie with your puppy! Here are a few more ideas:

  • Go to the movies and get a jumbo popcorn
  • Walk around the mall
  • Stay home and clean out your closet
  • Make it a girls night in
  • Read your favorite magazine
  • Do something creative
  • Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while

Coat : Forever 21 // Jeans : Levis

 

 

My Favorite Trends of the Moment

I was originally going to title this post “My Favorite  Fall Trends” but it doesn’t really feel like Fall, its almost Winter, and the weather is really acting up! When I traveled home to Texas it was freezing one day and hot the next, and California weather isn’t much different I would say!

So instead I am going to just list a few of my favorite trends of the moment which include my newest pair of printed bell bottoms!

What are you wearing most right now?

Cow Print : One of my favorites for a while! I have been loving this trend for a while! If you remember I have a cow printed swimsuit and now there are cow printed boots and coats! My Texan heart cannot be fuller!

Fuzzy Cropped Sweaters : This one I am super excited for! I have seen it more and more on Instagram and I like how the brighter colored sweaters can last even past fall and into the Spring/Summer

Bell Bottoms : Always a staple! While jeans are a great pick for the cooler months, bell bottoms that branch out right under the knee give a great shape to most everyone and the ones I am wearing in my post add a fun twist with the print!

Black Boots : Another southern piece that make my heart sing with joy! Black boots go with so many looks! They can dress up or down a chic piece and can be worn with skirts, dresses, pants or shorts!

What I do at Work

So I know that I haven’t really expressed what I do at work so I thought I would write a post as not even my parents really understand! I have had a few other jobs leading up to this one and this is the one that I have been most happiest with and it is really expanding my career.

I work in a showroom in Los Angeles. I had no idea what a showroom was until I got here but now I think this is what I had been looking for! So there are various kinds of showrooms, mine looks after fashion brands and gets them editorial and celebrity based placement. We loan our independent brands from around the world for commissioned shoot which end up in fashion publications or we loan garments for celebrities to wear to events.

Some showrooms have super well known brands such as PLT, BNKR, Guess, Stewart Weitzman and more!

When a stylist comes in, we assist them in finding garments that match their brief or mood board as well as grow personal relationships with them so we may continue to assist in their upcoming projects. I have seen the garments go from the showroom to those glossy covers that everyone flips through and have seen celebs strutting down the carpet with our pieces.

Every press shot we receive is a win for not only the designer, but the stylist and our agency as well.

I spend my days keeping up with samples, looking for press, assisting stylists in appointments and pitching the brands I look after. The showroom I work in is a boutique showroom which is smaller and has independent brands mostly from London.

I love where I work and who I work with and I have learned so much. I really enjoy learning more about the industry as a whole and I am excited to see where I go from here!

 

Blazer : Forever 21 // Boots : Top Shop // Belt : PLT

Holiday Nails

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is such a special holiday, and of course, right afterward comes black Friday! What’s better than treating yourself (or your girlfriends) to some holiday nails?!

If you live in LA you know all about Olive and June! They are my go-to place for some super cute nails and the aesthetic of the salon is a whole experience on its own. I was able to collab with them on this blog post and wanted to share their NINE new polish colors for the holiday season.

Six of the jewel tones are named for the women who inspired them to be good to ourselves and the three metallics celebrate the ultimate moment in self-care: an O&J mani.

Inside my Holiday Studio box was everything I need to give myself the perfect mani at home. They thought of everything from the nail clippers to the cuticle serum, The Poppy (O&J’s patented painting tool) nail file, and a buffer.

I try to keep my nails in check and pamper myself by getting them done so this was ideal for me! The perfect gift to share for the holidays!

What are you giving out this year?

 

 

For cyber week, Olive and June is offering 25% off site wide from 11/24 – 12/2 which means this Treat Yourself Box can be snagged for only $75!

 

 

What I do in a day

So I have been really into reading routines lately. I like to binge the routines from The Newsette. They have cool morning/nightly routines from CEO’s of your favorite beauty brands, fashion labels, and influencers. I thought I might do one of my own! Every day for me is definitely a bit different, but I am the kind of person that thrives off having a schedule.

Also, please enjoy these pictures of me at the Mejuri store! They are having a huge black Friday sale so go do some online shopping or whatevaaa!

My morning routines are relatively quick since I do not like to put on much makeup.

6:30 : I wake up early on a good day and will grab my lunch and gym clothes and I try to be out the door by 7. I have to make sure I have everything I need for work and I like to wake up slowly.

8:00 : I am finishing up my quick workout, showering and getting breakfast before heading to work. Even on days when I go to the gym I try to get in a quick skincare routine.

9:00 I am sitting at work, I have already done some Instagram engagement, checked my messages and am ready to start the day.

Evenings

5:30 : I am leaving work/ getting home and I usually post to Instagram and do some engagement. I never really have a set time of leaving so this could be anywhere from 5:30-6 pm

6:30 : first thing I do when I walk in the door is change and start dinner. While dinner is being made I like to start on my skincare routine, put on my favorite netflix show at the time, and call one of my parents

7:30 : I like to catch up on my blogging, read a few articles or listen to a podcast, something that will keep my mind going

9:00 : I like to go to bed early because I wake up so early. I am usually in bed on my phone (I know that’s bad) and I always end up falling asleep reading something on buzzfeed or the snapchat articles

Weekends are a totally different story! Those change everytime. I try to at least see one friend, get some shooting done, go to the groceries and stop by church every weekend at least. I also need to make sure I get in a nap or two to recoup from the week.

What does your routine look like?

Body Suit : Princess Polly // Jeans : Zara // Shoes : Public Desire

Easy Neutrals

Pink is obviously my signature color, but I have been wanting to venture more into wearing more black. I have always been fond of light pinks and whites and minimal with black. However, I have been wearing all black recently as it is chicer and put together. I think that maybe as I get older and my style changed, I have been wanting to wear pieces that are edgier and chic than cute and girly. I think my move to LA has also influenced that as well.

The bodysuit is one of my favorites and it was from Zaful. I do want to mention that it is really big on me for being a size small but it may just be because I am short and the piece was meant for someone taller?

I loved the neutral jacket, such an easy one to throw on over work out clothes or something easy that works with almost anything when running out the door. The black details are some of my favorites and again so easy to pair with other pieces because they are neutrals.

Neutrals are an easy fix for many outfits. I love them both together and to tone down pieces with loud prints and colors. They are as necessary as a basic pair of jeans and a white tee or tank.

Top : Zaful // Jacket : Zaful // Shorts : Levis

 

 

Fall in Princess Polly

I am so excited to collaborate with Princess Polly! I received a few more pieces as well that I will be sharing as well. I just happened to love the top and shorts separately but when I received them I knew they would go well together.

I love Australian brands and Princess Polly is one of my favorite collabs to date! Like Showpo and Lulu’s, I always wear pieces from here and I was excited to collab. I didn’t write a review as this is another brand that I believe in and actually enjoy buying from.

I love the lace-up details on the shorts and this top is so flowy and fun. The lace and oversized sleeves are great details without being overboard. Also, the top is a bit oversized which accentuates my frame.

The top is from Jagger and Stone, which is a brand I have come to love! Such a killer vibe and I love following the founders on Instagram. Princess Polly always has a great style so I am so glad they carry such killer brands.

Where to Wear : I wore this look for a day with my friend Gina. We hung out and took pictures as well as went out for dinner so I would say this would be a great weekend look for fall.

Where would you wear this look?

Top  : Milly Blouse // Shorts : Evora Lace Up