Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Did You Know Zara.com Has A Sale Section?

Hi there, just wanted to share some quick news with you. In case you hadn't noticed, Zara added a "Special Prices" section to their website. It's basically a sale section and it's wonderful! I bought the pieces shown above and love them all so much. This fall I'm all about the knit, neutrals, and sporty look! I'll try to do a shoot for Fashion Edition soon!!

Yours truly,

P.S. Also, I've been pinning up a storm! Join me here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pretty Little Things From NYC

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As most of you know by now, last week I went to NYC with my sister. We didn't do much shopping, but there was one store we couldn't miss, Catbird. Their tiny boutique is located on Bedford Avenue in the heart of Williamsburg, and has gorgeous jewelry that totally justify dropping a piece of my hard earned 9 to 5 paycheck. My sis and I ended up picking out matching rings, and I predict it won't be my last Catbird purchase.

There was something incredibly satisfying about purchasing this ring for myself. Have you bought a piece of jewelry for yourself and felt this way too?

Yours truly,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

3 Takeaways from NYC

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Hi, everyone! Last week I went on a "sister trip" with my older sister to the Big Apple. We had tons of fun, packing our days with activities like sipping cocktails from the rooftop of Le Bain, and indulging in the food bliss that is Williamsburg's Smorgasburg. You can see all my photos here on Instagram.

Leaving the city, I always feel as though I have insider information on new trends. NYC seems to be one step ahead of the rest of the nation and I'm excited to share my takeaways with you!
  1. An unlined leather tote is a must-have this fall. I saw them everywhere - from the subway to Madison Avenue. Pictured above are some popular choices by Madewell, Baggu and Cuyana.

  2. White hair is a thing. You can also add shades of light gray, pink or purple. This trend seems silly, but when done right it looks fabulous. Unfortunately, bleaching my brunette hair before my sister's engagement party is not really an option.

  3. Native New Yorkers spend their time zipping around on public transportation with their heads buried in a book (or Kindle). Meanwhile, the rest of us are getting behind in our cars in more than one way! My friend swears half of them are reading romance novels, but I'm still going to make some serious book purchases. What are you reading these days?
Let me know your thoughts. Also, if you have one of these totes let me know if you would recommend it - I may or may not be in the market. Thanks :)

Yours truly,

Photo sources from left to right: The Chronicles of Her, Cuyana, The Rediscovered Self, Cup of Jo, and Baggu

Monday, September 22, 2014

Guest post on Weekend Wonders!!

Hi everyone! This past Friday, I was a guest on one of my favorite blogs, Weekend Wonders!! Valerie Merut, founder of WW, is a working girl like me and shares my love for simple fashion and delicious food. I was beyond excited to be part of her ApĂ©ro Friday series! Follow me over to see more photos and details of my Friday night with my lovely girlfriends.

Yours truly,

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sweaters On My Mind

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Hi there, happy Friday!! If you're a working gal like me, we live for the weekends! Yay, alas!!

Anyways, lately I have sweaters on my mind. It's still VERY hot here in Los Angeles and I love the heat so much, but for some reason I can't wait for winter! (I don't like shorts all that much, so maybe that's why).

I'm most excited about the hair tuck! What do you think? Would you walk around with your hair tucked into your sweater?

Hair Tuck - this was a late trend last winter and I totally love it

Ring - Hermes silver ring under $500

Sheer Metallic Sweater - perfect for going out at night paired with a black bra and pants

Mohair Sweater - such an Audrey Hepburn high neck sweater and great for work

Candle - best of both worlds - burn the candle and keep the Jonathan Adler pottery

Sweater Skirt Combo - love this especially with high boots as pictured

Hope you like my winter pieces and photos for inspiration!

Yours truly,

Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Fall Wish List

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Shirt - Peter Pan collar, rolled sleeve blouse for work or dinner with the gals. I dislike polka dots, unless they are tiny like these.

Bra - loving this sports bra to wear under muscle tanks for coffee runs and errands.

Necklace - I've wanted this necklace since my freshman year of college. Timeless.

Lip Balm - just discovered Dermalogica makes a lip balm and I really want to try it. Have any of you tried it?

Magazine - Kinfolk's 12th version came out! I could look at their photo galleries alllllll day! (Sometimes I do).

Pants - boyfriend pants for weekday movie nights in the fall/winter.

Purse - Bottega Veneta is my all time fav. I love the woven leather, so beautiful and old-world to me.

Shoes - will definitely purchase these ballet flats soon. I posted about their secret discount here.

Hope you like my fall picks! LMK!

Yours truly,

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Personal Posts

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Oh my goodness, I've been so MIA, but it's not lack of commitment! I think about j. edition 24/7. Let me fill you in for I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter...

After years of reading blogs, I have found 20-30-something-year-old girls need a more true lifestyle blog. Similar to Cup of Jo and Joanna Goddard's candor, but more on par with our age and concerns - working 9 to 5, dating, relationships, fashion, culture, budgeting, friends, weight. I'm taking the time to plan and write more personal posts that address all this and share my personal life and home.

So let me know what interests you!

Yours truly,

Photo from Ezgi Polat photography.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tomboy With A Pop of Yellow

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This summer I'm all about the tomboy-like looks with a feminine touch. I typically wear well cut, loose t-shirts and denim cut offs with leather flats. I love torn shorts with flats. It's just the perfect combination of California ease with a polished undertone.

These flats were on my wish list and they didn't let me down! They are perfect - light summery yellow, great quality, super flat, and have toe cleavage. The shorts I've posted about before and the more I wear them, the more I love them. They are long and short in the right places (if you know what I mean). I'm not a big fan of super short shorts so these are spot-on. The shirt I'm wearing is linen from Zara's new line. Though simple, these pieces are perfect, because they have that understated stylish look that I love. Hope you love them too!!

Shirt // Shorts // Flats // Rings // Sunnies

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Yours truly,

P.S. I'm wearing Brandy Melville rings that are surprisingly good quality. I actually love this set and it's only $6 bucks!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Save For A Rainy Day

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Just discovered London Sole offers 15% off on rainy days! Such great news since I love flats, specially London Sole flats. Last night, I was reminded of this when my friend showed up wearing a pair and looking incredibly chic. (I posted a photo on Instagram of our little mid-week outing).

Is this common knowledge?! Either way, I wanted to share since fall is right around the corner!

Yours truly,

P.S. I'm dying to own these beauties.

Photo Source: London Sole's Instagram @londonsole

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Summer Wish List

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Since today is supposed to be L.A.'s hottest day of the summer, it seems only appropriate to post my Summer Wish List!

Hat - one of the few hats I can pull off

Sweater - little bit of a splurge, but I love stripes so much

Nail Polish - Chanel red is classic

Flats - sometimes I like to add a pop of color

Water Spray - when I saw this, it made me want to try it

Watch - I'm dreaming

Book - #GIRLBOSS, enough said

Music - just discovered this awesome French indie folk duo

Sunnies - circular sunnies, yes please

What do you think of my wish list? 

Yours truly,

P.S. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram :)