“Not so cold shoulders.”

It’s almost the weekend, guys!  The weather has been amazing here lately (we are so spoiled in California!) that I’ve been shedding off the unnecessary layers when it comes to my wardrobe.  I wanted to show off my sun kissed glow wearing this top from my favorite Aussie brand, Cmeo Collective.  I love the way it highlights my collarbones!  Off the shoulder tops are so effortless that you can wear it with almost ANY bottoms and it looks well put-together.  I don’t normally have red pieces in my closet, but I had to make an exception for this beauty!  Photos doesn’t even do it justice.  I love the heavy fabric and how structured the top is – subtle and sexy without trying too hard.  I have a feeling that this top and I are going to be inseparable all Spring and Summer!  I highly suggest baring those shoulders and collarbones this season, ladies! ❤
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Photos By Gladys Jem

What I’m wearing // Other options

C/MEO Collective Palisades Top Red (Sold Out) // Palisades Top Geo (on sale!)
Levi’s Wedgie Icon // Levi’s Wedgie Coyote Desert
Dior Abstract // Dior Abstract Tortoise
Senso Booties (Sold Out) // Senso Bailey III (on sale!)

“Because pink can be edgy too.”

Oh, Pinks and blushes.  So pretty and delicate to look at.  It’s no wonder that Rose Quartz was picked as Pantone Color of the Year 2016 along with Serenity.  Yes, this color thing is an ACTUAL thing, guys.  The rose tone of my sweater looks so soft and feminine so I decided to add a little edge to it.  Want to know how to achieve this combo?  Here’s my equation: Pink + leather/camo = femme fatale.  I just love the contrast of edgy and soft for that sweet yet daring look.  Throw on some leather or even a military jacket and voila!  I love the way a good ol’ camo jacket looks against soft pinks.  I scored my camo jacket from Asos and guess what?  It’s actually a men’s jacket! Who would’ve guessed?  I love an oversized military jacket and this one goes with almost anything.  My closet would be nothing without this!

*Here’s a quick tip: don’t be afraid to browse the men’s section.  A lot of times, that’s where the goods are!  I love when its #borrowedfromtheboys *

To top it off, add some sunnies and studded boots to bring out your inner cool girl.

So guys, is it time to rethink pink? ❤

P.S. I just noticed that my purse isn’t closed in this photo.  Oops!  #nobodysperfect haha!
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Photos by Nathalie Blize

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Brandy Melville Sweater // Loose Pink Sweater / V Neck Pink Sweater
Free People Destroyed Ankle // Love 21 Frayed Jeans / Joe’s Jeans Frayed Ankle Jean
Topshop Studded Pointy Boots (on sale!) // Topshop Buddie / Jeffrey Campbell Maceo
Asos Camo Jacket // Camo Print Jacket / Atlanta Camo Jacket
Celine Havana Sunglasses // Celine Tortoise Havana
Coach Shadow Crossbody (on sale!) // Chloe Marcie / Forever 21 Crossbody

“Spring Fling with my closet favorites”

Is it possible to fall in love with your wardrobe?  My answer is, YES!  Currently lusting over these amazing items and I just can’t get enough!  Which one is your favorite?  What items are you craving this spring season?  Currently lusting over my Spring must haves!

Lovers Friends jacket – I’ve been wearing this closet staple quite a lot lately! The distressing of this jacket makes me feel more badass.  Love it!
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J Brand distressed skinny jeans – J Brand does it again and this time, in white with holes.  How can you not love this?
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Vince flatform sandals – SO comfortable, yet so stylish!  This color is new this season and I am in love with it!
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Splendid stripe beach tote – How cute are the stripes and that tassel?  Perfect for shopping or just to carry your beach essentials.
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Jacquie Aiche cluster earrings – Anything from her collection is a winner for me.  This ear jacket is anything but amazing!
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Madewell panama hat – Adding instant spring/summer to your outfit as soon as you throw this on.
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Fendi sunglasses – White and cat eye make a great combination.  Perfect sunnies if you’d like to make a statement!
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Everlane – I love a blush colored blouse and this one from Everlane is easy to wear with anything.  So feminine!
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Create + Cultivate Los Angeles Conference

A week ago, I attended my first conference, Create + Cultivate with one of my girlfriends, Joanne  from Go fit Jo and also met up with my other blogger gal pal Chelsea from The Millenial Miss in L.A.  If you read one of my posts from this past month, I mentioned that I actually won the tickets to this conference!  Lucky me, right?!  From the vendors to the sponsors and attendees, the energy in the place was exciting and fun! The warehouse was packed with aspiring creatives who were eager to learn from a talented list of panelists, hosts and mentors.  It was a pretty long day, (8 AM – 8 PM) but it was informative and encouraging!

So, what did I learn?  Dreams don’t work unless YOU do. I learned that investing in myself and in my future requires hard work.  When I first started my blog, I didn’t realize the amount of work and time spent behind it.  I am still acquiring new things as I go! So far, it has been a little challenging trying to find balance between work and my personal life, but you know what? I am doing what I LOVE!  I also learned that building relationships and a strong community is valuable and should be mutually beneficial. They also talked about developing and creating a personal brand, but staying true and authentic to yourself at the same time.  This advice was beneficial for me because by staying true to myself, I am able to discover my purpose and capable of following through and reaching my goals with blogging. I left the conference feeling confident, ready to work and tackle on new challenges.  Today, I’d like to leave you with a positive reminder in hopes that you will utilize it one day : No matter what you do, keep it honest, simple, and most importantly, keep it YOU. ❤

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And of course, my looks from last weekend!

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Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Zara White tank // Leith Racer back tank
Denim and Supply Boyfriend Jeans // Blank Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans
Senso Leopard booties // Kurt Geiger Leopard booties

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Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Sezane x Madewell sweatshirt // Carven Molleton sweatshirt
Topshop Pleated skirt // Asos metallic pleated skirt
Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop sleeve // Rebecca Minkoff Iridescent clutch
Maison Valentino Rockstud kitten heel

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Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

For Love and Lemons bra // Silence + Noise strappy bra
For Love and Lemons Suede lace skirt (worn in S for longer style) // Karen Kane lace skirt
Rayban Original Aviators // Rogue Eyewear Aviators

GUEST POST: Camryn of “CORAL AND CHARM”

Hello sweet readers of our favorite fashion girl, Grace! I think I can take just a moment to acknowledge our mutual agreement that she’s just the cutest, right? Well, I’m more than excited to get the chance to guest post today and talk about all of the good things we love: CLOTHES.

My name is Camryn, and I blog over at Coral & Charm! I wish I could say that I also share in the warm, sunny-weather state of California, but currently I’m trying to stay bundled up against the winter of Virginia. I woke up to sunshine and slipped on these cute snakeskin flats, but my love for style got ahead of my toes inability to self-heat. I mean, fashion first though ha (half joking…). But in honesty when you find a pair of shoes like these it just becomes too much to have to wait to wear them! Right now my eyes automatically navigate to any animal print in the store, and when it’s in shoe form, I’m done. I need it.

I threw on this cozy wool sweater, jeans, and then a statement necklace to dress it up a bit. Easy to replicate and easy to repeat. Sometimes you just need simplicity, you know?

 

#XOXO

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“Shine on”

It is a new year and I am so excited to share with you more of my clothing ensembles!  I am blessed to have such a talented sister to help out with my newfound hobby and as you can see, she’s pretty darn amazing!  It is a huge plus to have a supportive family member help make this the blog of my dreams.  I am just so grateful for her and her magic touch with a camera that I can now dream big, sparkle more and shine better. ❤

I have always wanted a sequined jacket but I am pretty picky when it comes to statement pieces that I will usually keep looking until I find the “perfect” one.  I was shopping in LA during my little weekend trip and right when I was about to check out, I stumbled upon this sparkly number, tried it on, stars aligned and the rest is history!  Here it is now and I absolutely love it!  It is comfortable and this champagne color is subtle with just the right amount of sheen.  I decided to keep this outfit simple but fun by pairing it with skinny (with a little rip) jeans, a basic white top and heels in this heavenly shade of green (like sage) to complete the look!

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Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Zara Sequin Bomber // Paul Smith Sequin Bomber / Asos Motel Sequin Bomber
Zara asymmetrical top // Stateside Twist Front Tee / Asos Solid V Neck Tank
Zara Ripped jeans // Asos Skinny Jeans / Paige Denim Hoxton
Rachel Roy heels // Manolo Blahnik Pumps / Charlotte Olympia Suede Pumps
Ray-ban Clubmaster Classic // Raen Convoy Sunglasses