outfits

Tie-dyed Dreams

I initially purchased this flowy tie-dyed dress for my recent trip to Hawaii having no idea that when I returned, LA would be in the middle of a heat wave. Needless to say, this is all I have wanted to wear and I lived in it all last weekend. I might even put it on again today. It is so comfy and cool and I can dress it up with jewelry!

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Clear sunnies F21, Necklace F21, Dress by Lovestitch from Frou Frou, Shoes Eileen Fisher, Bag from Return Engagement.

 

My Top 10 Looks From The VMA’s 2015

Last night I only caught bits and pieces of the VMA’s on TV’s in a noisy sports bar in the Marriott. I really only cared about the clothes though anyway right? From what I have read today I think maybe I was better off having only seen and not heard. What did you think? Let me know if I missed anything. Was it actually worth watching? Here were my top 10 favorite looks of the night! Who were yours?

Taylor-Swift
T Swift was hands down my best dressed of the night! Absolute perfection! I went nuts over her 2 piece outfit by Ashish! I would totally rock that. It had a Gwen Stefani vibe and I could see it being awesome in different colors too.

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What couple could pull off all this denim? Only Pharrell Williams and his lovely lady Helen Lasichanh. How cute are they?

Hailee-Steinfeld
I loved this Stella McCartney jumpsuit on Hailee Steinfeld. Absolute perfection!

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I love this dress and thought Britney Spears looked fantastic!. Her boobs looked a bit squished and about to burst out but hey…it was the best I have seen her look in a long time!

Nicki-Minaj
This dress looks like it was from the same family as Britney’s. Liquid gold. It fit Nicki Minaj perfectly and looked like it had been poured on her.  I thought she looked fabulous!

FKA-Twigs
The design of this dress on FKA Twigs was architectural and interesting. I thought she looked fab!

Ciara
This look on Ciara was just hot! What you should wear to the VMA’s! I loved the fringe!

Lily-Aldridge
Lily Aldridge rocked the deep V. This dress hugged her body perfectly!

Vanessa-Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens looked like a goddess in this flowy pastel dress. Love, love, love!

Jussie-Smollett
I loved everything about this look on Jussie Smollett from the hat to the shoes and everything in-between. He looks comfortable and stylish!

*BONUS*

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I absolutely love Baddie Winkle and am always thrilled to see her fashion posts on Instagram. You can see her story here.

All photos courtesy of Getty Images

 

Consignment Shopping: Dressing Chic on a Budget

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Sheer Houndstooth Shirt by Equipment from Return Engagement ($23) High Wasted Black Jeans by Highway 9 ($16) Shoes GAP ($20) Sunnies DTLA ($5) Yellow and Black Clutch Alexander McQueen ($250) I know thats NOT a steal, it was a splurge at last years blogger shopping trip to the Cabazon Outlets, but I love mixing high and low pieces to create a unique look.

Everyone knows I love a bargain but I also love quality too so that is why I am a huge fan of consignment stores. I have been buying and selling clothes at Return Engagement in Redondo Beach ever since I moved to CA in 1999 and there is always a treasure to be found there. I have written about them before here and here. Last week I stopped by to drop off a few things (that almost feels as good as buying something) and scored 3 amazing pieces. 1. This beautifully crafted houndstooth shirt by Equipment for just $23. I wore it out to date night Happy Hour with my hubby at my favorite HH spot Parkers Lighthouse. 2. A gorgeous short sleeve silk shirt by DVF for just $23. It looked brand new and I knew it would be perfect on my friend Mary. It fit her perfectly! 3. A brand new pair of black and white printed jeans by H&M for $13 seen here. I know they wouldn’t be much more at H&M but they were brand new and I was shopping with credit I had from selling things so it was a win win! What are your favorite consignment stores and what awesome deals have you scored lately?

 

Diamonds & Desserts at Robbins Brothers

Last week was full of fun events! One of my favorites was at Robbins Brothers in Glendale. The Diamonds and Desserts party was full of sparkles from Simon G and made me feel like a queen for the night. Who doesn’t love trying on gorgeous jewelry?

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My look of the night was part me/part my mom. She sent me the awesome skirt and clutch. Love you mamma!
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The rings by Simon G rocked my world. The “real things” just feel amazing. The weight and sparkle is unique and just feels good on my hand! Hubby???
From the top left: $9,900 $18,700 $2000 $1980 $12,320 $5280

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These delicate bracelets aren’t normally my style but when I put them on they felt really good. $4400 & $1760

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Fashion blogger Jennifer Chen is a brand ambassador for Robbins Brothers and was the sweetest. Checkout that pose. She’s got it down. I need to take a lesson from her!

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The desserts were outrageous! I love the edible glitter! Thank you Amy’s Culinary Adventures.

 

Wendy Iles at Ron Robinson

Last week I was introduced to the Ron Robinson Flagship Boutique in Santa Monica at their summer party celebrating hair guru Wendy Iles and her new line of hair products that are pure magic! It was my first time in the store and it was so fun. There is so much to see and everything is displayed beautifully. It is a feast for the eyes! Checkout my evening and if you are in the neighborhood I would highly recommend stopping in to see it for yourself!

The Ron Robinson Flagship Store in Santa Monica is full of the coolest books, clothing, home decor, art, beauty and grooming products and more!
The Ron Robinson Flagship Store in Santa Monica is full of the coolest books, clothing, home decor, art, beauty and grooming products and more!
Me and the man, the myth, the legend himself...Ron Robinson...who is the sweetest guy on the planet!
Me and the man, the myth, the legend himself…Ron Robinson…who is the sweetest guy on the planet!
I was immediately drawn to these awesome bike sculptures by David Burns and Austin Young and Sket One, and of course they are for sale!
I was immediately drawn to these awesome bike sculptures by David Burns and Austin Young and Sket One and of course they are for sale!
Meet hair genius Wendy Iles. Her Iles Formula Shampoo, Conditioner and Finishing Serum have completely transformed my dry, bleached hair!
Meet hair genius Wendy Iles. Her Iles Formula Shampoo, Conditioner and Finishing Serum have completely transformed my dry, bleached hair!
There is definitely something for everyone! Bicycles seemed to be a theme there right now.
There is definitely something for everyone! Bicycles seemed to be a theme there right now.
The store is full of beautiful little displays like this one.
The store is full of beautiful little displays like this one.

 

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