People frequently ask me where I shop for swimwear since I’m picky about the cut, support, color, trend, etc. They’re also often afraid that they’re all by high-end designers, but I actually don’t like to spend much on swimsuits since I generally get tired of them after one or two seasons. So here’s a roundup of my favorite one pieces and bikinis that you can get for this sunny season!
Lately I’ve gone down the slippery Sephora slope. It started with me buying a lipstick on sale, then a micellar water, then some lotion, etc. Note to self: if you buy Sephora Flash (free two-day shipping for a year), be prepared to receive lots of tiny individual packages…
I’ve been packing (and now unpacking) like a crazy person the past three weeks in preparation for our move! Speaking of our new place… how adorable is this hedge-lined street not too far from us? As much as I miss being walking distance from the Beverly Center and a few minutes to Rodeo/Beverly Drive, I am ridiculously excited about being in a family-friendly neighborhood and surrounded by green!
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.
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?
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…
A few days ago I posted about consignment shopping. Today I’m featuring the thrifty shopper’s other best friend… eBay. Ever since I spotted my first Hudson’s Bay coat, I knew I was destined to own something with the iconic Canadian stripes. Only problem was that the styles that I loved so much were made in the 60s and 70s… and that’s where eBay is so amazing.
Some outfits with extreme high-low combos can only be averaged and categorized as ‘debit’. Well, today’s outfit couldn’t get much higher and lower… I mixed and matched a Preen by Thornton Bregazzi jacket (if you’re not familiar, let’s just say that the 100% cotton hoodie from Preen’s current collection is retailing for a cool $815) with my favorite pair of Payless boots. Yup.
I threw on this easy outfit for a day of running errands. Not the most glamorous itinerary, but I accessorized with my new fox ring and laser cut heel boots for just the right amount of shine.
After winning my elementary school’s costume contest with my homemade Statue of Liberty outfit (designed and sewn by my mom), I retired from dressing up for Halloween. But in the spirit of the “holiday” (let’s be honest, it’s not a real holiday), I WILL carry this appropriately-themed clutch. Have a great weekend. :)