We’d all agree that a t-shirt and jeans is a classic it girl look, but if you have a semi-corporate job, you probably feel a little too casual wearing a graphic tee to the office. But, you say, I love my tees and want to wear them always. Well, good news. Mixed with more “traditional” work pieces, t-shirts don’t have to be only for the weekend. This is one of my favorite tricks inspired by a stranger I saw in SF rocking an old Doors t-shirt in a full white pantsuit. (She was truly a style goddess.) Speaking of pants, it works to swap the skirt for high-waisted jeans too.
Last night I was up at 1am helping a friend look for her rehearsal dinner dress. She didn’t actually ask me to help, but I got too excited and and then didn’t stop texting her dress options from shopbop for days. But it got me thinking, for a bride (like her, and myself) who doesn’t trust wearing white around red wine, (or just doesn’t want to buy another white dress she won’t wear again), what are the options for a rehearsal dinner! The answer – color and/or texture. I personally wore a tight, navy cut out dress that was probably said “give me that sangria” and not “sweet young bride”, but I felt 100% myself and the unique neckline slayed in pics. BUT BONUS, if you are not getting married, these are all great options for being a guest too (obviously, since none of them are white!). Enjoy!
1. Nicholas Bellflower, $675: STUNNING. I want this dress, but probably best for those with a smaller chest. Also seems comfortable for dancing – the range of motion with that skirt is tops.
You guys, can we talk about how underrated bright green is? I feel like I can only find it on the cable knit sweater table, but I LOVE it for going out and the personally I think it looks great on everyone. Add in a geometric cut and an open back, and consider it mine. The great thing about the a bold green is accessories can be minimal – the green gets more than enough attention.
Please attribute my HUGE smile to the half bottle of champagne I had before taking these. I thought I looked “chill”, but… I was clearly wrong. Dress: Topshop, Similar from Milly Here, Similar Here Necklace: Nordstrom, (Similar Here); Shoes: Gilt, (Similar Here); Clutch: Claire V. (Similar) Continue reading
My favorite Sunday ritual! FACE MASKS. I try to also do one on Wednesday but for some reason it’s more fun on Sundays, when I’m drinking and watching Jon Snow. I’ve rounded up four that get results, no matter what your skin needs. (Half my skin is oily half is dry, so I need it all.) I don’t stick to one but instead, like to rotate a couple, so I check all the boxes over time. If you use the Boscia mask, you peel it off like a creepy villain. The other masks you wash off with water.
- Exfoliating: Eve Lom Rescue Mask, $42 (kind of pricey, but have used it at least a dozen times and have a ton left! Plus if you google can find it cheaper on certain sites.) Also it comes with a white muslim towel to gently rub/remove it off your face for full exfoliation.
- Illuminating/Brightening: Boscia Luminizing Peel Off Mask, $34
- Mattifying: L’Oreal Pure Clay, $12.99
- Purify: Feeling Beautiful Avocado Mask, $4.29 (not pictured, I ran out!)
Need to get from bedroom to boardroom (or, let’s be honest: the bar) in 20 minutes? (Maybe because you got wrapped up in a rerun of How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days and lost track of time? Been there.) Anyway, no need to look like you rushed out the door. Get your hair right, with a side twist finished with a chic ribbon.
Do a tighter twist for a more polished look. For a more casual weekend look, I like to style this with wavy hair, and pull out some pieces in the front and loosen the twist. Once you get good it takes about 2 minutes to do!
I have recently become obsessed with backpacks. On the weekend it’s perfect to pop in your wallet, keys and take the dog (and bff) to brunch! Hands free, but still so stylish. It says: I am effortlessly chic but also ready for anything the day might bring. My co-workers swear by them going to and from the office, citing versatility. I picked out some of my favorite styles to hopefully inspire you.
THE SPRING NEUTRAL: Karen Walker Arrow Mini Backpack, $475. I just LOVE the color of this one, and it’s actually not that “mini”, so you can fit in more than some cash and a set of keys. The more I look at it the more I think: “treat yo’self”. It WAS just my birthday… Also comes in black and tan, but that BLUSH. Damn, girl.
I used to travel all the time for my job. Like, every. single. week. That’s enough to make you crazy. When you travel that much, you start to streamline to only the items you actually need to you know, TRAVEL. Now the #1 thing I pack every time I get on a plane is what I fondly refer to as my “Go Bag”. If someone were to call me right now, and say, “Get on a plane in 3 hours”, I would grab this bag, my phone, some Ruffles and hit the road. It’s never failed me. Check out my list below and let me know if you have any other good ideas I’m missing!
An actual bag: Because you need a bag in order for it to be a “go bag”. That’s just science.