Through the month of June the infamous pink wall at the Paul Smith Melrose store has been transformed into a rainbow to mark Los Angeles Pride and LGBTQ Pride Month. Touristy and crowded with pretentious hipsters? Absolutely. But I couldn’t the fact that I really loved the overwhelmingly-colorful backdrop.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my new pair of 90s aviators had a tragic fate after just 24 hours. (Thankfully I only browse designer sunnies and I don’t actually buy them!). But I stumbled over 9 pairs recently (all either super-affordable or on sale) that I love them for this summer (including these crazy blue flip up shells!).
It has been far too long! All of my time and energy has been focused on work and the little one… and in the few remaining minutes of my day I try to eat, clean, and do all of the other things that I’m supposed to do. I’ll be honest, I even resort to showering while I give Addison baths just to save time. Plus better for the environment, right?
When I initially heard that Victoria Beckham was Target’s next collab, I was beyond excited. But then when the lookbook dropped a couple months later, I was left stumped. Largely disappointed, and quite confused by the mixed bag of looks. I did shop it that morning (I got a little caught up in the excitement and had to do a ton of returns after trying things on), but I didn’t buy nearly as much as I did for the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection.
Now, two weeks later, the frenzy has died down. So… what’s the verdict?
How can people still deny global warming? It’s over 80 degrees in the first week of March. That being said, I took advantage by busting out all of my latest warm-weather sale finds (80% off, anyone?) and heading to Alfred’s to cool off with my favorite thing ever… boba. Oh, and if you have the shopping bug, read on for some of the best sales I’ve come across lately.
LA doesn’t feel nearly as chilly after returning from my extended weekend in Nashville, but I still find my wooly coats to be comforting and cozy in the evening when the temperature drops!
I’ll be honest, it’s unrealistic to expect to be able to roll out of bed looking like Alicia Keys. But don’t worry… sometimes just a few dabs and swipes of 7 magical things can make all the difference in looking “naturally flawless”. Here are a few beauty tips (and products) I have learned through the years that will help you look your best in 5-10 minutes.
It’s the day when I finally put on my new studded flats and let those perfect pale pink leather soles touch the ground. For the money, you would think they’d feel ah-mazing on your feet out of the box, but no, even $$$ luxury flats need breaking in (but they’re colorful and they make me happy!!!). :D
If you see someone holding up traffic downtown today because they take too long crossing the street, you’ll know it’s me. I shall tread very carefully…
Mr. Forstadt nailed it when it came to birthday and holiday gifting this season. Sure, my wishlist helped a bit (does my jacket look familiar?), but he picked these glittery lightning bolt kicks himself!