Maximum Floral

July 15th, 2014

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I adore maxi dresses and when you add in a big floral pattern, I love them even more. I scooped up this floral maxi dress on major sale at Urban Outfitters over a month ago and finally got around to wearing it recently. With the morning all day sickness, there hasn’t been much of anything except for pajamas in my life lately until just recently. I wore this out with simple studded flats for a trip to grab some ice cream the other weekend. It has been sweltering lately in Walnut Creek and this dress is the perfect, breezy staple that is just so easy to throw on and go. Gaston clearly agrees.

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Pop of Red

May 7th, 2014

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This last Friday night, the hubby suggested going out for pizza and I was obviously excited to get out of my work-from-home pajamas and put on something pretty. I took a break from my usual boho-glam mood and went all out girly with a bit of a retro vibe. Sometimes after working from home and barely seeing anyone throughout the week, I need to get dolled up and wait for the hubby to hand out the compliments. On a side note, I seriously need to get out of the habit of switching from pj’s to workout clothes and back to pj’s, but it is so hard to be motivated to dress up just for myself! Any tips and suggestions on getting out of this habit are welcome!)

Back to the outfit at hand. This dress was sent to me by SAMMYdress and it is a basic that will remain in my closet for years. It can be dressed up girly with a pop of red like I did here, but I also imagine wearing it over my bikini, or with flash tats and some nude heels. The possibilities are just endless. The fit is loose enough to be comfy, but not look messy. I can’t wait to feature it again up on the blog!

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SeaVees

May 6th, 2014

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When Online Shoes introduced me to the fabulous brand that is SeaVees, I was enamored. It is the perfect collection of beachy, West Coast-cool footwear that I want to be rocking all summer long. Each shoe is inspired by either an influential person or date in 1960s California history, which made the California girl in me love the brand even more. I was lucky enough to snag this Bayside Sandal to review and immediately knew it would go with so many different options in my closet. It is basic black with a neutral sole and heel, so it literally works with everything! The dress I chose is a favorite I bought in France a few years ago from Zadig & Voltaire. The easy, relaxed fit of the dress goes so nicely with the SeaVees. I can’t wait to pair them with cropped jeans, shorts and pretty much every skirt in my closet.

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Fringe Benefits

April 21st, 2014

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This fringe vest has been in my closet for years. I usually pull it out when I am in a basic outfit that needs some attitude, like this one. I had on a pretty bland outfit consisting of an oversized blue tee and black skinnies, and decided it was just a major bore. I toyed with the idea of adding a big statement necklace and an arm party for some pizazz, but eyed this vest instead. It instantly made the look more fun and less like visual klonopin. What is your go-to for taking the snore out of an outfit?

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Birkenstocks are Back

April 15th, 2014

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Sometimes you either love something or you hate it. Birkenstocks may just be one of those things. But you heard it from me first: Birkenstocks are back. I used to have a pair in high school that I adored for their comfy feeling and casual vibe. I obviously love the whole bohemian style, so I am surprised I haven’t gotten a pair since then. After all, my mom was born and raised in Berkeley, California…I was probably conceived while she was wearing Birkenstocks (ew, just kidding mom). So, when I was approached by the amazing Online Shoes to do a review of these fab Birkenstocks, I couldn’t say no.

Of course Birkenstocks still come in their original form, but they have adorable new styles like these Gizeh Birko-Flor ones that I am wearing here. It is a little modern twist on an old hippie favorite that just works. I styled this pair with a feather print muscle tee, faux leather pants, and a trusty fedora. The vibe says, “am I biker-chic or bohemian-chic?” and I say, “does it matter?”

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